Period
to 18 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for MCSA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 18 November 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
England > East of England
6 months to
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 178 182 173
Rank change year-on-year +4 -9 +14
Contract jobs citing MCSA 27 32 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.54% 0.63% 0.37%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.77% 3.23% 1.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 16 6
East of England median daily rate £400 £300 £230
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% +30.43% -23.33%
10th Percentile £116 £146 £175
90th Percentile £441 £431 £356
England median daily rate £275 £314 £350
% change year-on-year -12.35% -10.36% +17.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
East of England median hourly rate £13.15 £12.50 £25.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.20% -51.46% -26.43%
England median hourly rate £18.25 £23.75 £21.42
% change year-on-year -23.16% +10.90% +38.16%

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 East of England with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
East of England
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 974 992 947
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 19.40% 19.38% 19.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 483 505 546
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £364
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +9.97% -3.00%
10th Percentile £201 £183 £205
90th Percentile £575 £566 £525
England median daily rate £450 £428 £425
% change year-on-year +5.26% +0.59% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 99 95
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £27.62
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.78% -34.83% +28.47%
10th Percentile £10.62 £11.50 £10.17
90th Percentile £47.50 £46.65 £46.60
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.12 £25.50
% change year-on-year -0.48% -1.49% +10.87%

MCSA
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing MCSA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for MCSA in the East of England

MCSA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MCSA in the East of England

MCSA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MCSA in the East of England over the 6 months to 18 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MCSA in the East of England

MCSA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCSA in the East of England

MCSA
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the East of England region over the 6 months to 18 November 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Essex -10 11 £175 +9.38% 1
Hertfordshire 0 9 £413 +22.22% 6
Cambridgeshire +15 7 £388 - 4
MCSA
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 East of England region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 27 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 17 (62.96%) Windows
4 16 (59.26%) MCSE
5 15 (55.56%) SQL Server
6 13 (48.15%) Active Directory
7 11 (40.74%) ITIL
8 10 (37.04%) Office 365
8 10 (37.04%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (29.63%) Migration
10 8 (29.63%) Windows Server
11 7 (25.93%) Windows 10
11 7 (25.93%) Citrix
11 7 (25.93%) Windows 7
12 6 (22.22%) PowerShell
12 6 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
13 5 (18.52%) SCCM
13 5 (18.52%) WPF
13 5 (18.52%) Silverlight
13 5 (18.52%) Microsoft Azure
13 5 (18.52%) Hyper-V
13 5 (18.52%) Git (software)
13 5 (18.52%) Team Foundation Server
13 5 (18.52%) HTML5
13 5 (18.52%) DevOps
13 5 (18.52%) SDLC
13 5 (18.52%) Wireless
13 5 (18.52%) VMware
13 5 (18.52%) MCP

MCSA
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (3.70%) MS Exchange
1 1 (3.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 10 (37.04%) Office 365
2 5 (18.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (7.41%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (7.41%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 5 (18.52%) DHCP
1 5 (18.52%) DNS
1 5 (18.52%) Wireless
2 4 (14.81%) SAN
3 3 (11.11%) Network Security
3 3 (11.11%) VoIP
4 1 (3.70%) BIG-IP
4 1 (3.70%) Firewall
4 1 (3.70%) NetScaler
4 1 (3.70%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.70%) VLAN
4 1 (3.70%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (55.56%) SQL Server
2 3 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (7.41%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 5 (18.52%) Git (software)
1 5 (18.52%) Team Foundation Server
1 5 (18.52%) Visual Studio
2 2 (7.41%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (3.70%) JIRA
General
1 2 (7.41%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.70%) Electronics
2 1 (3.70%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (18.52%) Developer
2 4 (14.81%) 2nd Line Support
2 4 (14.81%) Analyst
2 4 (14.81%) C# Developer
3 3 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 3 (11.11%) 2nd Line Technical Support Analyst
3 3 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
3 3 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
3 3 (11.11%) Senior Support Analyst
3 3 (11.11%) Senior Technical Analyst
3 3 (11.11%) Senior Technical Support
3 3 (11.11%) Senior Technical Support Analyst
3 3 (11.11%) Service Analyst
3 3 (11.11%) Service Desk Analyst
3 3 (11.11%) Support Analyst
3 3 (11.11%) Support Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Technical Analyst
3 3 (11.11%) Technical Services Analyst
3 3 (11.11%) Technical Support
3 3 (11.11%) Technical Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (18.52%) .NET
1 5 (18.52%) HTML
1 5 (18.52%) HTML5
1 5 (18.52%) Silverlight
1 5 (18.52%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) Computer Science
2 3 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 3 (11.11%) Fat Client
2 3 (11.11%) Freedom of Information
2 3 (11.11%) Thin Client
3 2 (7.41%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.70%) Driving Licence
4 1 (3.70%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 17 (62.96%) Windows
2 10 (37.04%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (29.63%) Windows Server
4 7 (25.93%) Windows 10
4 7 (25.93%) Windows 7
5 6 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (11.11%) Linux
6 3 (11.11%) Unix
7 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (3.70%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (40.74%) ITIL
2 9 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (29.63%) Migration
4 5 (18.52%) DevOps
4 5 (18.52%) SDLC
5 4 (14.81%) Mobile Device Management
5 4 (14.81%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (11.11%) Asset Management
6 3 (11.11%) Build Automation
6 3 (11.11%) Change Management
6 3 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
6 3 (11.11%) Service Delivery
7 2 (7.41%) Customer Requirements
7 2 (7.41%) Data Management
7 2 (7.41%) Incident Management
7 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 2 (7.41%) ITIL V3
7 2 (7.41%) Problem Management
7 2 (7.41%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 6 (22.22%) PowerShell
2 5 (18.52%) C#
3 2 (7.41%) SQL
3 2 (7.41%) T-SQL
4 1 (3.70%) VB
Qualifications
1 27 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (59.26%) MCSE
3 5 (18.52%) ITIL Certification
3 5 (18.52%) MCP
4 4 (14.81%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (14.81%) Degree
5 3 (11.11%) DBS Check
6 1 (3.70%) A+ Certification
6 1 (3.70%) MCTS
6 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (3.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.81%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (48.15%) Active Directory
2 5 (18.52%) Hyper-V
3 3 (11.11%) Terminal Server
3 3 (11.11%) Virtual Servers
3 3 (11.11%) XenApp
4 2 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (3.70%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (3.70%) VMware NSX
5 1 (3.70%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (18.52%) SCCM
2 3 (11.11%) WSUS
3 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 18 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 7 (25.93%) Citrix
3 5 (18.52%) VMware
4 1 (3.70%) 3PAR
4 1 (3.70%) Altiris
4 1 (3.70%) Cisco
4 1 (3.70%) F5
4 1 (3.70%) HP
4 1 (3.70%) Sophos