Period
to 21 January 2021

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 21 January 2021 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
21 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 127 185 238
Rank change year-on-year +58 +53 0
Contract jobs citing MCSA 2 14 15
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.096% 0.28% 0.22%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.52% 1.82% 1.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 14 9
Median daily rate £295 £365 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.18% -16.57% +37.25%
10th Percentile £293 £193 £180
90th Percentile £408 £475 £578
Central London median daily rate £335 £365 £190
% change year-on-year -8.22% +92.11% -39.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
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 388 768 924
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 18.55% 15.38% 13.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 266 603 646
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% -5.00%
10th Percentile £209 £289 £236
90th Percentile £650 £688 £675
Central London median daily rate £493 £500 £480
% change year-on-year -1.50% +4.17% -1.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 12 24
Median hourly rate £31.25 £24.12 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.56% +28.98% -7.65%
10th Percentile £18.20 £11.77 £12.48
90th Percentile £46.00 £52.93 £25.50
Median hourly rate £31.25 £22.93 £18.70
% change year-on-year +36.28% +22.62% -7.65%

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 21 January 2021.

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 21 January 2021, 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 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) MCSE
2 1 (50.00%) LAN
2 1 (50.00%) WAN
2 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (50.00%) VPN
2 1 (50.00%) SLA
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Avaya
2 1 (50.00%) Apple
2 1 (50.00%) Intranet
2 1 (50.00%) Internet
2 1 (50.00%) Service Management
2 1 (50.00%) Wyse
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) IP Telephony
2 1 (50.00%) MOS
2 1 (50.00%) MCITP
2 1 (50.00%) Fortinet
2 1 (50.00%) SCCM
2 1 (50.00%) Polycom
2 1 (50.00%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (50.00%) Mac OS
2 1 (50.00%) SolarWinds
2 1 (50.00%) Office 365
2 1 (50.00%) Mobile App

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) Internet
1 1 (50.00%) Intranet
1 1 (50.00%) IP Telephony
1 1 (50.00%) LAN
1 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (50.00%) VPN
1 1 (50.00%) WAN
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
1 1 (50.00%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) 3rd Line Support
1 1 (50.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) IT Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) IT Support
1 1 (50.00%) IT Support Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Service Desk Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Mobile App
1 1 (50.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Mac OS
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL
1 1 (50.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
1 1 (50.00%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) MCSE
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (50.00%) MCITP
2 1 (50.00%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (50.00%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Apple
1 1 (50.00%) Avaya
1 1 (50.00%) Citrix
1 1 (50.00%) Fortinet
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) Polycom
1 1 (50.00%) SolarWinds
1 1 (50.00%) Wyse