Period
to 16 February 2019

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 16 February 2019 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
16 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 166 171 173
Rank change year-on-year +5 +2 -1
Contract jobs citing MCSA 20 25 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.47% 0.53% 0.29%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.28% 2.57% 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 20 7
East of England median daily rate £413 £300 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +37.50% -20.00% +25.00%
10th Percentile £340 £149 £231
90th Percentile £460 £349 £400
England median daily rate £345 £313 £340
% change year-on-year +10.40% -8.09% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
East of England median hourly rate £13.15 - £16.50
England median hourly rate £16.50 £25.00 £16.25
% change year-on-year -34.00% +53.85% -30.81%

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 876 971 888
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 20.61% 20.58% 19.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 429 489 508
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +1.35%
10th Percentile £205 £192 £195
90th Percentile £588 £575 £538
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 88 103
East of England median hourly rate £19.75 £17.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.86% -50.00% +52.17%
10th Percentile £12.55 £11.20 £13.75
90th Percentile £52.50 £47.25 £47.50
England median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% -9.09% +4.27%

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 16 February 2019.

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 16 February 2019. 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
Hertfordshire +15 11 £413 +22.22% 11
Cambridgeshire +20 7 £300 - 1
Norfolk - 2 - -
MCSA
England

For the 6 months to 16 February 2019, 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 20 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (65.00%) Microsoft
3 10 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 10 (50.00%) Windows
3 10 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 10 (50.00%) Office 365
4 9 (45.00%) Windows 10
5 8 (40.00%) SQL Server
6 7 (35.00%) MCSE
6 7 (35.00%) MCP
6 7 (35.00%) Windows Server
7 6 (30.00%) Virtual Servers
7 6 (30.00%) DBS Check
7 6 (30.00%) SDLC
7 6 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (30.00%) DevOps
7 6 (30.00%) HTML5
7 6 (30.00%) .NET
7 6 (30.00%) Visual Studio
7 6 (30.00%) ITIL
7 6 (30.00%) C#
7 6 (30.00%) HTML
7 6 (30.00%) Wireless
7 6 (30.00%) WPF
7 6 (30.00%) Silverlight
7 6 (30.00%) Hyper-V
7 6 (30.00%) Git (software)
7 6 (30.00%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (25.00%) Degree

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:

Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (50.00%) Office 365
2 1 (5.00%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (30.00%) Wireless
2 1 (5.00%) BIG-IP
2 1 (5.00%) DHCP
2 1 (5.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (30.00%) Git (software)
1 6 (30.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 6 (30.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (10.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (5.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (5.00%) Hudson
3 1 (5.00%) JIRA
General
1 2 (10.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.00%) Electronics
2 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (30.00%) Developer
2 5 (25.00%) C# Developer
3 4 (20.00%) C# WPF Developer
3 4 (20.00%) WPF Developer
4 3 (15.00%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
4 3 (15.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (15.00%) Support Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) .NET Applications Developer
5 2 (10.00%) .NET Developer
5 2 (10.00%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Applications Developer
5 2 (10.00%) Citrix Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Applications Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Azure Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Cloud Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) IT Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) IT Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (30.00%) .NET
1 6 (30.00%) HTML
1 6 (30.00%) HTML5
1 6 (30.00%) Silverlight
1 6 (30.00%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Smartcard
2 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.00%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 10 (50.00%) Windows
1 10 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 9 (45.00%) Windows 10
3 7 (35.00%) Windows Server
4 6 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (5.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (30.00%) DevOps
2 6 (30.00%) ITIL
2 6 (30.00%) SDLC
3 4 (20.00%) Computer Science
4 3 (15.00%) Build Automation
4 3 (15.00%) Mobile Device Management
5 2 (10.00%) Migration
5 2 (10.00%) Time Management
6 1 (5.00%) Break/Fix
6 1 (5.00%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (5.00%) CRM
6 1 (5.00%) Data Cleansing
6 1 (5.00%) ITIL V3
6 1 (5.00%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2
6 1 (5.00%) Problem Management
6 1 (5.00%) Project Management
6 1 (5.00%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (30.00%) C#
2 3 (15.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (5.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (35.00%) MCP
2 7 (35.00%) MCSE
3 6 (30.00%) DBS Check
4 5 (25.00%) Computer Science Degree
4 5 (25.00%) Degree
5 2 (10.00%) A+ Certification
5 2 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (5.00%) MCITP
System Software
1 10 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (30.00%) Hyper-V
2 6 (30.00%) Virtual Servers
3 3 (15.00%) Terminal Server
4 1 (5.00%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (5.00%) VMware NSX
4 1 (5.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (20.00%) SCCM
2 1 (5.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 13 (65.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (15.00%) Citrix
3 1 (5.00%) F5
3 1 (5.00%) HP
3 1 (5.00%) VMware