Period
to 18 January 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 January 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 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 166 170 176
Rank change year-on-year +4 +6 +19
Contract jobs citing MCSA 31 15 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.65% 0.33% 0.39%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.26% 1.65% 2.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 7 11
East of England median daily rate £300 £375 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +114.29% -46.15%
10th Percentile £151 £262 £154
90th Percentile £400 £400 £388
England median daily rate £304 £353 £300
% change year-on-year -13.89% +17.58% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 7
East of England median hourly rate £12.50 £16.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.24% -52.86% +84.21%
10th Percentile £11.25 £15.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £13.75 £17.25 £60.00
England median hourly rate £25.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year +56.25% -5.88% +4.91%

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 951 908 969
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 19.87% 20.07% 18.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 467 511 457
East of England median daily rate £375 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% -3.33% -
10th Percentile £192 £200 £206
90th Percentile £563 £525 £550
England median daily rate £438 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +2.94% +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 99 142
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £35.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.00% +52.17% +19.48%
10th Percentile £10.65 £13.60 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.25 £47.50 £50.68
England median hourly rate £23.50 £25.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -7.84% -1.92% +36.84%

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 January 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 January 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
Bedfordshire +10 20 £300 -20.00% 4
Cambridgeshire -15 5 £225 -43.75% 3
Hertfordshire -4 4 £338 +46.74% 6
Essex -5 2 £160 -
MCSA
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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 31 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 26 (83.87%) Microsoft
3 24 (77.42%) Windows
3 24 (77.42%) MCSE
4 23 (74.19%) Active Directory
5 17 (54.84%) Citrix
5 17 (54.84%) VMware
6 16 (51.61%) SCCM
7 15 (48.39%) VMware Infrastructure
7 15 (48.39%) DHCP
7 15 (48.39%) DNS
7 15 (48.39%) SQL Server
8 14 (45.16%) SQL
8 14 (45.16%) ITIL
8 14 (45.16%) MS Exchange
9 12 (38.71%) TCP/IP
9 12 (38.71%) SAN
9 12 (38.71%) CommVault
9 12 (38.71%) Hyper-V
9 12 (38.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 11 (35.48%) Replication
10 11 (35.48%) 3PAR
10 11 (35.48%) SharePoint
10 11 (35.48%) HP
11 10 (32.26%) Clustering
11 10 (32.26%) Degree
12 9 (29.03%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
12 9 (29.03%) NetBackup
12 9 (29.03%) Backup Exec
12 9 (29.03%) VMware ESXi

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 14 (45.16%) MS Exchange
2 11 (35.48%) SharePoint
3 9 (29.03%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (12.90%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.68%) Office 365
2 2 (6.45%) SaaS
3 1 (3.23%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (3.23%) G Suite
3 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (48.39%) DHCP
1 15 (48.39%) DNS
2 12 (38.71%) SAN
2 12 (38.71%) TCP/IP
3 9 (29.03%) Fibre Channel
3 9 (29.03%) iSCSI
3 9 (29.03%) NAS
4 2 (6.45%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (6.45%) Firewall
4 2 (6.45%) LAN
4 2 (6.45%) NetScaler
4 2 (6.45%) WAN
4 2 (6.45%) WebEx
4 2 (6.45%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (3.23%) LDAP
5 1 (3.23%) VPN
5 1 (3.23%) Wireless
5 1 (3.23%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (48.39%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.45%) DB2
General
1 5 (16.13%) Local Government
2 3 (9.68%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.23%) German Language
3 1 (3.23%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 9 (29.03%) Analyst
2 8 (25.81%) Storage Analyst
3 5 (16.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (16.13%) Server Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Applications Specialist
4 3 (9.68%) Desktop Support
4 3 (9.68%) Migration Specialist
5 2 (6.45%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Active Directory Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Administrator
5 2 (6.45%) Architect
5 2 (6.45%) DBA
5 2 (6.45%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Field Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Network Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Network Field Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Senior Active Directory Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Senior Server Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Senior Windows Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 11 (35.48%) Replication
2 10 (32.26%) Clustering
3 8 (25.81%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (16.13%) Data Centre
5 1 (3.23%) Computer Science
5 1 (3.23%) Driving Licence
5 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
5 1 (3.23%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 24 (77.42%) Windows
2 6 (19.35%) Windows Server
3 4 (12.90%) Windows 7
4 3 (9.68%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (6.45%) Solaris
5 2 (6.45%) Unix
5 2 (6.45%) Windows 8
6 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (45.16%) ITIL
2 8 (25.81%) Problem Management
3 6 (19.35%) Enterprise Architecture
3 6 (19.35%) Migration
4 4 (12.90%) Application Packaging
4 4 (12.90%) Business Continuity
4 4 (12.90%) High Availability
4 4 (12.90%) Programme Governance
4 4 (12.90%) Remediation Plan
5 2 (6.45%) CMMI
5 2 (6.45%) Cybersecurity
5 2 (6.45%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (6.45%) ITSM
5 2 (6.45%) PRINCE2
5 2 (6.45%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (6.45%) TOGAF
5 2 (6.45%) Virtual Environments
5 2 (6.45%) Zachman Framework
6 1 (3.23%) Service Delivery
6 1 (3.23%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (45.16%) SQL
2 9 (29.03%) PowerShell
2 9 (29.03%) VBScript
3 1 (3.23%) C
Qualifications
1 31 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (77.42%) MCSE
3 12 (38.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 10 (32.26%) Degree
5 9 (29.03%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
6 6 (19.35%) CCNA
6 6 (19.35%) CCNP
6 6 (19.35%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (16.13%) CCA
7 5 (16.13%) Citrix Certification
8 4 (12.90%) MCP
9 3 (9.68%) MCITP
10 2 (6.45%) A+ Certification
10 2 (6.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (6.45%) Sun Certification
10 2 (6.45%) VCAP
11 1 (3.23%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (19.35%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.23%) PMO
System Software
1 23 (74.19%) Active Directory
2 15 (48.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (38.71%) Hyper-V
4 9 (29.03%) Terminal Services
4 9 (29.03%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (19.35%) XenApp
6 3 (9.68%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (3.23%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 16 (51.61%) SCCM
2 9 (29.03%) Backup Exec
2 9 (29.03%) HP Data Protector
2 9 (29.03%) Microsoft Clustering
2 9 (29.03%) NetBackup
2 9 (29.03%) Norton AntiVirus
2 9 (29.03%) SCOM
Vendors
1 26 (83.87%) Microsoft
2 17 (54.84%) Citrix
2 17 (54.84%) VMware
3 12 (38.71%) CommVault
4 11 (35.48%) 3PAR
4 11 (35.48%) HP
5 9 (29.03%) Dell
5 9 (29.03%) EqualLogic
5 9 (29.03%) IBM
5 9 (29.03%) NetApp
5 9 (29.03%) SolarWinds
5 9 (29.03%) Symantec
5 9 (29.03%) Veritas
6 4 (12.90%) Oracle
7 2 (6.45%) Cisco
8 1 (3.23%) EMC
8 1 (3.23%) Google
8 1 (3.23%) Remedy
8 1 (3.23%) ServiceNow