Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 2017 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
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 236 234 245
Rank change year-on-year -2 +11 +39
Contract jobs citing MCSA 12 7 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.17% 0.10% 0.30%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.21% 0.67% 1.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 13
City of London median daily rate £325 £402 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.05% +14.71% +62.79%
10th Percentile £242 £175 £170
90th Percentile £475 £570 £550
Central London median daily rate £325 £238 £325
% change year-on-year +36.84% -26.92% +39.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
City of London median hourly rate - - £16.50
Central London median hourly rate - - £19.24

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 995 1042 1377
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 13.94% 15.56% 15.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 707 732 1007
City of London median daily rate £488 £450 £442
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% +1.81% +4.00%
10th Percentile £300 £282 £262
90th Percentile £675 £625 £638
Central London median daily rate £475 £450 £442
% change year-on-year +5.56% +1.81% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 14 29
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.58% +1.60% +20.65%
10th Percentile £13.31 £16.16 £11.23
90th Percentile £29.64 £29.38 £38.00
Central London median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £18.35
% change year-on-year - +3.54% +7.94%

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 23 November 2017.

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 23 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing MCSA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (83.33%) MCSE
3 9 (75.00%) Windows
4 7 (58.33%) Microsoft
4 7 (58.33%) Active Directory
4 7 (58.33%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (58.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (41.67%) VMware
6 4 (33.33%) SQL
6 4 (33.33%) Hyper-V
6 4 (33.33%) Office 365
6 4 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (33.33%) Windows Server
7 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
7 3 (25.00%) MCP
7 3 (25.00%) DHCP
7 3 (25.00%) TCP/IP
7 3 (25.00%) DNS
7 3 (25.00%) Finance
8 2 (16.67%) SCCM
8 2 (16.67%) MCTS
8 2 (16.67%) MCITP
8 2 (16.67%) LAN
8 2 (16.67%) WAN
8 2 (16.67%) ITIL
8 2 (16.67%) Linux
8 2 (16.67%) HP
8 2 (16.67%) Dell
8 2 (16.67%) vSphere

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 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
1 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
1 1 (8.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (8.33%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 7 (58.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (33.33%) Office 365
3 3 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (16.67%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (8.33%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) DHCP
1 3 (25.00%) DNS
1 3 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (16.67%) LAN
2 2 (16.67%) WAN
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (8.33%) Firewall
3 1 (8.33%) IPv4
3 1 (8.33%) NetScaler
3 1 (8.33%) SAN
3 1 (8.33%) Skype
3 1 (8.33%) VLAN
3 1 (8.33%) VPN
3 1 (8.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Cloud Specialist
2 3 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
3 2 (16.67%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Active Directory Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Azure Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Cloud Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
4 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Desktop Support
4 1 (8.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Support
4 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) 802.1X
1 1 (8.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) BYOD
1 1 (8.33%) Driving Licence
1 1 (8.33%) Fintech
1 1 (8.33%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 9 (75.00%) Windows
2 7 (58.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (33.33%) Windows Server
4 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (16.67%) Linux
6 1 (8.33%) Android
6 1 (8.33%) Mac OS X
6 1 (8.33%) Windows 10
6 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
6 1 (8.33%) Windows 8
6 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (8.33%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (16.67%) ITIL
2 1 (8.33%) Change Control
2 1 (8.33%) Coaching
2 1 (8.33%) Configuration Management
2 1 (8.33%) High Availability
2 1 (8.33%) Incident Management
2 1 (8.33%) ITSM
2 1 (8.33%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (8.33%) Mentoring
2 1 (8.33%) Migration
2 1 (8.33%) Problem Management
2 1 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
2 1 (8.33%) Service Management
2 1 (8.33%) Software Deployment
2 1 (8.33%) Time Management
2 1 (8.33%) Transition Management
2 1 (8.33%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) SQL
2 2 (16.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (83.33%) MCSE
3 3 (25.00%) MCP
4 2 (16.67%) DV Cleared
4 2 (16.67%) MCITP
4 2 (16.67%) MCTS
4 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
5 1 (8.33%) CCNA
5 1 (8.33%) CCNP
5 1 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (8.33%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (8.33%) DBS Check
5 1 (8.33%) ISEB
5 1 (8.33%) ISTQB
5 1 (8.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (58.33%) Active Directory
2 4 (33.33%) Hyper-V
2 4 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (16.67%) vSphere
4 1 (8.33%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (8.33%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (8.33%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (8.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) SCCM
2 1 (8.33%) Backup Exec
2 1 (8.33%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (8.33%) HP Data Protector
2 1 (8.33%) SmoothWall
2 1 (8.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (41.67%) VMware
3 2 (16.67%) Cisco
3 2 (16.67%) Dell
3 2 (16.67%) HP
3 2 (16.67%) Veeam
4 1 (8.33%) Apple
4 1 (8.33%) Blue Coat
4 1 (8.33%) Citrix
4 1 (8.33%) EqualLogic
4 1 (8.33%) F5
4 1 (8.33%) Forcepoint
4 1 (8.33%) Google
4 1 (8.33%) Lumension
4 1 (8.33%) Meraki
4 1 (8.33%) Oracle
4 1 (8.33%) Ruckus Wireless
4 1 (8.33%) SonicWALL
4 1 (8.33%) Sophos
4 1 (8.33%) Symantec