Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 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
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 176 183 179
Rank change year-on-year +7 -4 +6
Contract jobs citing MCSA 32 24 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.64% 0.49% 0.40%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.34% 2.65% 2.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 11 6
East of England median daily rate £350 £400 £230
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +73.91% -12.38%
10th Percentile £124 £138 £175
90th Percentile £475 £575 £359
England median daily rate £275 £325 £351
% change year-on-year -15.38% -7.28% +12.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
East of England median hourly rate - £12.50 £41.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -69.70% +17.86%
England median hourly rate £20.00 £16.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year +21.21% -41.07% +67.16%

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 957 907 949
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 19.04% 18.56% 18.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 455 463 540
East of England median daily rate £415 £390 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.41% +7.59% -3.33%
10th Percentile £176 £200 £205
90th Percentile £573 £575 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 100 78
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £20.39 £21.67
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.15% -5.91% +3.17%
10th Percentile £10.34 £11.18 £10.06
90th Percentile £44.50 £46.50 £48.75
England median hourly rate £24.00 £27.50 £25.31
% change year-on-year -12.73% +8.65% +12.49%

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 21 September 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 21 September 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 +17 18 £400 +48.83%
Hertfordshire -3 7 £185 -66.36% 4
Cambridgeshire +8 5 £375 - 4
Bedfordshire -6 2 £333 -5.00% 1
MCSA
England

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 32 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (71.88%) Microsoft
3 22 (68.75%) MCSE
4 21 (65.63%) Windows
4 21 (65.63%) Active Directory
5 15 (46.88%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (43.75%) ITIL
7 13 (40.63%) Microsoft Azure
8 12 (37.50%) Migration
9 11 (34.38%) SQL Server
10 10 (31.25%) Citrix
10 10 (31.25%) Data Centre
11 9 (28.13%) Windows Server 2008
12 8 (25.00%) Internet
12 8 (25.00%) DHCP
12 8 (25.00%) DNS
12 8 (25.00%) Azure Active Directory
12 8 (25.00%) Office 365
13 7 (21.88%) Analytical Skills
13 7 (21.88%) Problem-Solving
13 7 (21.88%) PowerShell
13 7 (21.88%) VMware
14 6 (18.75%) Validation
14 6 (18.75%) Asset Management
14 6 (18.75%) Dell
14 6 (18.75%) Windows Server
15 5 (15.63%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 5 (15.63%) MCP
15 5 (15.63%) Client/Server
15 5 (15.63%) SAN

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 3 (9.38%) MS Exchange
1 3 (9.38%) SharePoint
2 2 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (3.13%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 13 (40.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (25.00%) Azure Active Directory
2 8 (25.00%) Office 365
3 2 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (25.00%) DHCP
1 8 (25.00%) DNS
1 8 (25.00%) Internet
2 5 (15.63%) SAN
3 4 (12.50%) Network Security
4 3 (9.38%) TCP/IP
4 3 (9.38%) VoIP
5 2 (6.25%) Firewall
5 2 (6.25%) NetScaler
5 2 (6.25%) VLAN
5 2 (6.25%) Wireless
6 1 (3.13%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (3.13%) iSCSI
6 1 (3.13%) LAN
6 1 (3.13%) NAS
6 1 (3.13%) VPN
6 1 (3.13%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (34.38%) SQL Server
2 4 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (6.25%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (3.13%) JIRA
General
1 3 (9.38%) Advertising
2 1 (3.13%) Electronics
2 1 (3.13%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (21.88%) Analyst
2 5 (15.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (12.50%) Service Analyst
3 4 (12.50%) Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (9.38%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) 2nd Line Technical Support
4 3 (9.38%) 2nd Line Technical Support Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) Help Desk Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Project Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) Senior Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) Senior Support Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) Senior Technical Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) Senior Technical Support
4 3 (9.38%) Senior Technical Support Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) Service Desk Support Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) Technical Services Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) Technical Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 10 (31.25%) Data Centre
2 7 (21.88%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (15.63%) Client/Server
4 3 (9.38%) Fat Client
4 3 (9.38%) Freedom of Information
4 3 (9.38%) NHS
4 3 (9.38%) Thin Client
4 3 (9.38%) Wiki
5 2 (6.25%) Computer Science
5 2 (6.25%) Management Information System
6 1 (3.13%) Clustering
6 1 (3.13%) Driving Licence
6 1 (3.13%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 21 (65.63%) Windows
2 15 (46.88%) Windows Server 2012
3 9 (28.13%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (18.75%) Windows Server
5 3 (9.38%) Linux
5 3 (9.38%) Unix
6 2 (6.25%) Windows 10
6 2 (6.25%) Windows 7
6 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (3.13%) Android
7 1 (3.13%) Apple iOS
7 1 (3.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (43.75%) ITIL
2 12 (37.50%) Migration
3 7 (21.88%) Problem-Solving
4 6 (18.75%) Asset Management
4 6 (18.75%) Validation
5 5 (15.63%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 4 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (12.50%) Project Governance
7 3 (9.38%) Analytical Thinking
7 3 (9.38%) Change Management
7 3 (9.38%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (9.38%) Decision-Making
7 3 (9.38%) IT Asset Management
7 3 (9.38%) Problem Management
7 3 (9.38%) Service Delivery
8 2 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (6.25%) Customer Requirements
8 2 (6.25%) Data Management
8 2 (6.25%) Incident Management
8 2 (6.25%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 7 (21.88%) PowerShell
2 3 (9.38%) SQL
3 2 (6.25%) T-SQL
4 1 (3.13%) VB
4 1 (3.13%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 32 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (68.75%) MCSE
3 5 (15.63%) MCP
4 3 (9.38%) A+ Certification
4 3 (9.38%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (9.38%) MCITP
4 3 (9.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (6.25%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (6.25%) Degree
6 1 (3.13%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (3.13%) DBS Check
6 1 (3.13%) MCTS
6 1 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (3.13%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.50%) SLA
2 1 (3.13%) Data Quality
2 1 (3.13%) GDPR
2 1 (3.13%) QA
System Software
1 21 (65.63%) Active Directory
2 4 (12.50%) Hyper-V
2 4 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (12.50%) XenApp
3 1 (3.13%) Terminal Server
3 1 (3.13%) Terminal Services
3 1 (3.13%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (12.50%) SCCM
2 3 (9.38%) WSUS
3 1 (3.13%) Backup Exec
3 1 (3.13%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (3.13%) NetBackup
3 1 (3.13%) SCOM
Vendors
1 23 (71.88%) Microsoft
2 10 (31.25%) Citrix
3 7 (21.88%) VMware
4 6 (18.75%) Dell
5 3 (9.38%) 3PAR
5 3 (9.38%) HP
6 1 (3.13%) Altiris
6 1 (3.13%) Cisco
6 1 (3.13%) CommVault
6 1 (3.13%) EqualLogic
6 1 (3.13%) IBM
6 1 (3.13%) NetApp
6 1 (3.13%) SolarWinds
6 1 (3.13%) Sophos
6 1 (3.13%) Veritas