Period
to 17 August 2018

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 17 August 2018 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
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 243 232 235
Rank change year-on-year -11 +3 +24
Contract jobs citing MCSA 18 12 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.26% 0.18% 0.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.84% 1.29% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 9 6
City of London median daily rate £430 £320 £426
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +34.38% -24.84% +21.64%
10th Percentile £263 £179 £180
90th Percentile £775 £415 £500
Central London median daily rate £428 £313 £210
% change year-on-year +36.80% +48.81% -37.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
City of London median hourly rate £25.00 - -
Central London median hourly rate £25.00 - -

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 980 928 1,103
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 13.91% 14.04% 16.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 671 638 791
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +1.12%
10th Percentile £275 £287 £275
90th Percentile £699 £675 £638
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 22 12
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.40 £20.89
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.64% -11.93% +11.71%
10th Percentile £14.00 £13.32 £16.36
90th Percentile £28.84 £29.77 £80.73
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £21.78
% change year-on-year - -14.14% +15.54%

MCSA
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing MCSA as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing MCSA in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for MCSA in the City of London

MCSA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MCSA in the City of London over the 6 months to 17 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MCSA in the City of London

MCSA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCSA in the City of London

For the 6 months to 17 August 2018, 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 18 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (72.22%) Microsoft
3 12 (66.67%) ITIL
3 12 (66.67%) Windows
4 10 (55.56%) Microsoft Office
5 9 (50.00%) Windows 10
6 8 (44.44%) Windows 7
7 7 (38.89%) Finance
7 7 (38.89%) MCSE
7 7 (38.89%) TCP/IP
7 7 (38.89%) Apple
8 6 (33.33%) McAfee
8 6 (33.33%) DNS
8 6 (33.33%) Cisco
8 6 (33.33%) Video Conferencing
9 5 (27.78%) iPad
9 5 (27.78%) Microsoft Azure
9 5 (27.78%) iPhone
9 5 (27.78%) Spanish Language
9 5 (27.78%) LAN
9 5 (27.78%) WAN
9 5 (27.78%) Active Directory
9 5 (27.78%) SharePoint
9 5 (27.78%) Blackberry
9 5 (27.78%) Mac OS X
9 5 (27.78%) Problem-Solving
10 4 (22.22%) Decision-Making
10 4 (22.22%) VMware
10 4 (22.22%) Linux
10 4 (22.22%) DHCP

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 5 (27.78%) SharePoint
2 2 (11.11%) MS Exchange
2 2 (11.11%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 10 (55.56%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (11.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (5.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (27.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (22.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (38.89%) TCP/IP
2 6 (33.33%) DNS
3 5 (27.78%) LAN
3 5 (27.78%) WAN
4 4 (22.22%) ADSL
4 4 (22.22%) Cisco IOS
4 4 (22.22%) DHCP
4 4 (22.22%) WebEx
5 2 (11.11%) Firewall
5 2 (11.11%) SAN
5 2 (11.11%) Skype
6 1 (5.56%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) MongoDB
1 1 (5.56%) MySQL
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database
1 1 (5.56%) RDBMS
1 1 (5.56%) Relational Database
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.56%) VLDB
General
1 7 (38.89%) Finance
2 5 (27.78%) Spanish Language
3 4 (22.22%) Banking
4 2 (11.11%) Investment Banking
5 1 (5.56%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) IT Support
2 4 (22.22%) Analyst
2 4 (22.22%) Architect
2 4 (22.22%) IT Analyst
2 4 (22.22%) IT Support Analyst
2 4 (22.22%) Support Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Cloud Architect
3 2 (11.11%) Cloud Solutions Architect
3 2 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (11.11%) Support Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Delivery Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (5.56%) IT Support Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Oracle Financials DBA
4 1 (5.56%) SCCM Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Project Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Server Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) VMware Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Windows Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (33.33%) Video Conferencing
2 5 (27.78%) Blackberry
2 5 (27.78%) iPad
2 5 (27.78%) iPhone
3 3 (16.67%) Data Centre
4 2 (11.11%) Cloud Native
4 2 (11.11%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (11.11%) Public Cloud
4 2 (11.11%) Virtual Team
5 1 (5.56%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (5.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 12 (66.67%) Windows
2 9 (50.00%) Windows 10
3 8 (44.44%) Windows 7
4 5 (27.78%) Mac OS X
5 4 (22.22%) Linux
6 2 (11.11%) Windows Server
7 1 (5.56%) Apple iOS
7 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (66.67%) ITIL
2 5 (27.78%) Problem-Solving
3 4 (22.22%) Decision-Making
4 3 (16.67%) ITIL V3
4 3 (16.67%) ITSM
4 3 (16.67%) Migration
5 2 (11.11%) Change Management
5 2 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (11.11%) High Availability
5 2 (11.11%) PRINCE2
5 2 (11.11%) Project Management
5 2 (11.11%) Service Management
5 2 (11.11%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (11.11%) TOGAF
6 1 (5.56%) Change Control
6 1 (5.56%) Incident Management
6 1 (5.56%) Project Planning
6 1 (5.56%) Service Delivery
6 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (5.56%) Strategic Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.56%) Bash Shell
1 1 (5.56%) Korn
1 1 (5.56%) Perl
1 1 (5.56%) PowerShell
1 1 (5.56%) Python
1 1 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (38.89%) MCSE
3 3 (16.67%) Degree
3 3 (16.67%) MCP
4 2 (11.11%) A+ Certification
5 1 (5.56%) CCNA
5 1 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (5.56%) MCITP
5 1 (5.56%) MCSD
5 1 (5.56%) MOS
5 1 (5.56%) OCP
5 1 (5.56%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (5.56%) PMI Certification
5 1 (5.56%) PMP
5 1 (5.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (22.22%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (27.78%) Active Directory
2 4 (22.22%) BitLocker
2 4 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.56%) Hyper-V
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (5.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (22.22%) McAfee ePO
1 4 (22.22%) SCCM
2 2 (11.11%) SCOM
3 1 (5.56%) Data Guard
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (5.56%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 13 (72.22%) Microsoft
2 7 (38.89%) Apple
3 6 (33.33%) Cisco
3 6 (33.33%) McAfee
4 4 (22.22%) VMware
5 2 (11.11%) ServiceNow
6 1 (5.56%) EMC
6 1 (5.56%) Hitachi
6 1 (5.56%) IBM
6 1 (5.56%) Oracle
6 1 (5.56%) Remedy
6 1 (5.56%) Sun