Period
to 26 July 2017

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 26 July 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
England > East of England
6 months to
26 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 180 172 201
Rank change year-on-year -8 +29 -6
Contract jobs citing MCSA 18 19 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.38% 0.37% 0.22%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.97% 2.05% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 6
East of England median daily rate £269 £230 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.85% -29.23% +91.18%
10th Percentile £133 £175 £256
90th Percentile £575 £359 £459
England median daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year - +8.33% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 3
East of England median hourly rate £12.50 £57.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -78.26% +35.29% -
10th Percentile £11.25 £38.00 £24.05
90th Percentile £16.55 £155.00 £43.75
England median hourly rate £16.50 £26.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year -37.74% +65.63% +4.92%

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England.

Academic & Professional Certification
East of England
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 916 926 1075
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 19.59% 17.99% 18.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 505 514 568
East of England median daily rate £400 £375 £386
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -2.91% +3.00%
10th Percentile £211 £200 £225
90th Percentile £575 £524 £545
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 71 137
East of England median hourly rate £22.50 £27.62 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.54% +28.47% -23.64%
10th Percentile £10.65 £10.09 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.00 £49.90 £44.85
England median hourly rate £29.50 £27.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +9.26% +20.00% +12.50%

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 26 July 2017.

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 26 July 2017. 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
Bedfordshire -6 6 £138 - 1
Cambridgeshire +4 4 - -
Hertfordshire -8 4 £550 +139.13%
Essex -21 4 £138 - 1
MCSA
England

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 East of England region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 18 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (83.33%) Microsoft
3 13 (72.22%) MCSE
4 12 (66.67%) Windows
5 8 (44.44%) Active Directory
6 7 (38.89%) Citrix
6 7 (38.89%) SQL Server
7 6 (33.33%) Migration
7 6 (33.33%) SCCM
8 5 (27.78%) Enterprise Architecture
8 5 (27.78%) Application Packaging
8 5 (27.78%) PCI DSS
8 5 (27.78%) VMware Infrastructure
8 5 (27.78%) XenApp
8 5 (27.78%) Data Centre
8 5 (27.78%) VMware
8 5 (27.78%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (22.22%) Microsoft Office
9 4 (22.22%) ITSM
9 4 (22.22%) Service Management
9 4 (22.22%) Office 365
9 4 (22.22%) PowerShell
9 4 (22.22%) Windows 7
10 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
10 3 (16.67%) High Availability
10 3 (16.67%) Degree
10 3 (16.67%) Windows 8
10 3 (16.67%) Driving Licence
10 3 (16.67%) Windows 10
10 3 (16.67%) ITIL

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 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 2 (11.11%) Skype for Business
3 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (5.56%) OpenStack
3 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (22.22%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (22.22%) Office 365
2 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (5.56%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (5.56%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) LAN
1 2 (11.11%) NetScaler
1 2 (11.11%) Skype
1 2 (11.11%) WAN
1 2 (11.11%) WLAN
2 1 (5.56%) SAN
2 1 (5.56%) VPN
2 1 (5.56%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (38.89%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 2 (11.11%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.56%) Banking
2 1 (5.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (22.22%) Architect
2 3 (16.67%) Applications Specialist
2 3 (16.67%) Migration Specialist
2 3 (16.67%) Technical Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Cloud Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Deskside Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Deskside Support
3 2 (11.11%) Deskside Support Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Desktop Support
3 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
3 2 (11.11%) Network Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) SCCM Architect
3 2 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (11.11%) Support Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) Data Centre
2 3 (16.67%) Driving Licence
3 2 (11.11%) NHS
3 2 (11.11%) PDA
4 1 (5.56%) Clustering
4 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 12 (66.67%) Windows
2 4 (22.22%) Windows 7
3 3 (16.67%) Windows 10
3 3 (16.67%) Windows 8
4 2 (11.11%) Mac OS
4 2 (11.11%) Mac OS X
4 2 (11.11%) Windows Server
4 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) Migration
2 5 (27.78%) Application Packaging
2 5 (27.78%) Enterprise Architecture
3 4 (22.22%) ITSM
3 4 (22.22%) Service Management
4 3 (16.67%) High Availability
4 3 (16.67%) ITIL
4 3 (16.67%) Programme Governance
4 3 (16.67%) Remediation Plan
5 2 (11.11%) Business Continuity
5 2 (11.11%) Business Transformation
5 2 (11.11%) CMMI
5 2 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (11.11%) ITIL V2
5 2 (11.11%) Patch Management
5 2 (11.11%) PRINCE2
5 2 (11.11%) Project Management
5 2 (11.11%) Strategic Planning
6 1 (5.56%) Asset Management
6 1 (5.56%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4 (22.22%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.56%) SQL
2 1 (5.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (72.22%) MCSE
3 5 (27.78%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (16.67%) CCNA
4 3 (16.67%) CCNP
4 3 (16.67%) Citrix Certification
4 3 (16.67%) Degree
4 3 (16.67%) MCP
5 2 (11.11%) A+ Certification
5 2 (11.11%) CCA
5 2 (11.11%) MCITP
5 2 (11.11%) MCTS
5 2 (11.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (11.11%) VCAP
5 2 (11.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (5.56%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (27.78%) PCI DSS
2 1 (5.56%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (44.44%) Active Directory
2 5 (27.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (27.78%) XenApp
3 2 (11.11%) Hyper-V
3 2 (11.11%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (11.11%) Terminal Services
4 1 (5.56%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (33.33%) SCCM
2 2 (11.11%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (11.11%) DameWare
2 2 (11.11%) SCOM
2 2 (11.11%) SCSM
3 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 15 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 7 (38.89%) Citrix
3 5 (27.78%) VMware
4 3 (16.67%) Cisco
5 2 (11.11%) Remedy
5 2 (11.11%) ServiceNow
5 2 (11.11%) Symantec
6 1 (5.56%) HP