Period
to 6 August 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 6 August 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
6 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 133 222 247
Rank change year-on-year +89 +25 -24
Contract jobs citing MCSA 3 19 16
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.13% 0.29% 0.23%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.71% 2.20% 1.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 15 11
Median daily rate £525 £350 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -18.60% +34.38%
10th Percentile £513 £247 £263
90th Percentile £538 £563 £775
Central London median daily rate £525 £350 £425
% change year-on-year +50.00% -17.65% +36.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
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 420 863 981
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 18.59% 13.28% 14.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 248 629 678
Median daily rate £503 £513 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.95% +2.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £267 £305 £307
90th Percentile £646 £688 £700
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 13 58
Median hourly rate £35.25 £31.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.71% +65.78% +0.03%
10th Percentile £17.93 £10.75 £14.00
90th Percentile £46.18 £54.65 £31.13
Median hourly rate £35.00 £22.93 £18.70
% change year-on-year +52.64% +22.62% -

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
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 6 August 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 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (100.00%) MCSE
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) Azure
2 2 (66.67%) E-Discovery
2 2 (66.67%) iPad
2 2 (66.67%) Skype for Business
2 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 2 (66.67%) Intranet
2 2 (66.67%) Blackberry
2 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 2 (66.67%) Migration
2 2 (66.67%) Banking
2 2 (66.67%) International Banking
2 2 (66.67%) iPhone
2 2 (66.67%) Office 365
2 2 (66.67%) Mobile Device Management
2 2 (66.67%) BYOD
2 2 (66.67%) Technology Roadmap
2 2 (66.67%) Web Services
3 1 (33.33%) SDLC
3 1 (33.33%) Fintech
3 1 (33.33%) DevOps
3 1 (33.33%) Kubernetes
3 1 (33.33%) Splunk

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 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
1 2 (66.67%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 3 (100.00%) Azure
2 2 (66.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) Intranet
General
1 2 (66.67%) Banking
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
1 2 (66.67%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Collaboration Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Messaging Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Blackberry
1 2 (66.67%) BYOD
1 2 (66.67%) iPad
1 2 (66.67%) iPhone
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) E-Discovery
1 2 (66.67%) Migration
1 2 (66.67%) Mobile Device Management
1 2 (66.67%) Technology Roadmap
2 1 (33.33%) DevOps
2 1 (33.33%) Fintech
2 1 (33.33%) SDLC
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) MCSE
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Splunk