Period
to 5 April 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for MCSA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 5 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Central London > City of London
6 months to
5 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 168 238 244
Rank change year-on-year +70 +6 -26
Contract jobs citing MCSA 7 10 11
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.17% 0.15% 0.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.11% 1.03% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 10 10
Median daily rate £345 £500 £319
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -31.00% +56.86% -1.92%
10th Percentile £195 £229 £157
90th Percentile £488 £599 £485
Central London median daily rate £325 £475 £313
% change year-on-year -31.58% +52.00% -3.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

MCSA is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
City of London
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 629 971 967
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 15.08% 14.23% 13.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 425 691 686
Median daily rate £500 £500 £524
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -4.49% +16.33%
10th Percentile £265 £241 £299
90th Percentile £675 £688 £713
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 17 33
Median hourly rate £30.00 £20.65 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.31% -1.69% +16.67%
10th Percentile £18.86 £15.78 £15.85
90th Percentile £52.25 £37.80 £38.49
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.18 £22.26
% change year-on-year +65.25% -4.84% +24.05%

MCSA
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing MCSA as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for MCSA in the City of London

MCSA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing MCSA in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for MCSA in the City of London

MCSA
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing MCSA in the City of London over the 6 months to 5 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for MCSA in the City of London

MCSA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing MCSA in the City of London.

Hourly rate trend for MCSA in the City of London

For the 6 months to 5 April 2020, IT contractor jobs citing MCSA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (85.71%) Windows
2 6 (85.71%) Windows Server
3 5 (71.43%) MCSE
3 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
3 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
4 4 (57.14%) Office 365
5 3 (42.86%) DHCP
5 3 (42.86%) DNS
5 3 (42.86%) ITIL
5 3 (42.86%) Finance
5 3 (42.86%) VMware
5 3 (42.86%) PowerShell
6 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (28.57%) Degree
6 2 (28.57%) XenApp
6 2 (28.57%) XenDesktop
6 2 (28.57%) Azure
6 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Office
6 2 (28.57%) SLA
6 2 (28.57%) Citrix
6 2 (28.57%) ITIL V3
6 2 (28.57%) Windows 10
6 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
7 1 (14.29%) Kubernetes
7 1 (14.29%) SDLC
7 1 (14.29%) Fintech
7 1 (14.29%) Terraform

MCSA
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
2 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (57.14%) Office 365
2 2 (28.57%) Azure
3 1 (14.29%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) DHCP
1 3 (42.86%) DNS
2 1 (14.29%) Firewall
2 1 (14.29%) NetScaler
2 1 (14.29%) SAN
2 1 (14.29%) VPLS
2 1 (14.29%) VPN
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Octopus Deploy
1 1 (14.29%) TeamCity
1 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 3 (42.86%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) 3rd Line Support
1 2 (28.57%) Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Active Directory Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Active Directory Support
2 1 (14.29%) Active Directory Support Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Citrix Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Excel Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) IT Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) IT Support
2 1 (14.29%) IT Support Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Service Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Service Desk Support
2 1 (14.29%) Service Desk Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (85.71%) Windows
1 6 (85.71%) Windows Server
2 2 (28.57%) Windows 10
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (14.29%) Linux
3 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) ITIL
2 2 (28.57%) ITIL V3
3 1 (14.29%) Application Virtualisation
3 1 (14.29%) Data Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) DevOps
3 1 (14.29%) Fintech
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 1 (14.29%) Line Management
3 1 (14.29%) Load Balancing
3 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Management
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) SDLC
3 1 (14.29%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) PowerShell
2 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (71.43%) MCSE
3 2 (28.57%) Degree
4 1 (14.29%) CCA
4 1 (14.29%) CCNA
4 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (14.29%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (14.29%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 2 (28.57%) XenApp
2 2 (28.57%) XenDesktop
3 1 (14.29%) Citrix Hypervisor
3 1 (14.29%) Docker
3 1 (14.29%) Hyper-V
3 1 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (14.29%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Backup Exec
1 1 (14.29%) Kubernetes
1 1 (14.29%) Terraform
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 3 (42.86%) VMware
3 2 (28.57%) Citrix
4 1 (14.29%) 3PAR
4 1 (14.29%) Cisco
4 1 (14.29%) HP
4 1 (14.29%) NVIDIA
4 1 (14.29%) ShoreTel
4 1 (14.29%) Splunk
4 1 (14.29%) Symantec