Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for MCSA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 19 November 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 > London
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 555 525 495
Rank change year-on-year -30 -30 +37
Contract jobs citing MCSA 79 82 107
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.17% 0.18% 0.23%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.03% 1.06% 1.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 60 71
London median daily rate £192 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -41.08% +8.33% +29.03%
10th Percentile £136 £130 £150
90th Percentile £438 £476 £488
England median daily rate £315 £350 £295
% change year-on-year -10.00% +18.64% +1.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
London median hourly rate - - £19.24
England median hourly rate £23.75 £21.42 £15.50
% change year-on-year +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 London with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
London
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 7670 7709 7539
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 16.59% 17.17% 16.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 5105 4975 4974
London median daily rate £475 £458 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.83% +2.81% +4.71%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £258
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
England median daily rate £425 £422 £400
% change year-on-year +0.83% +5.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 169 111 146
London median hourly rate £21.00 £19.50 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -3.70% +14.08%
10th Percentile £13.50 £12.50 £12.13
90th Percentile £48.75 £50.00 £48.29
England median hourly rate £25.12 £25.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year -1.49% +7.37% +25.00%

MCSA
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing MCSA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for MCSA in London

MCSA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MCSA in London

MCSA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MCSA in London over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MCSA in London

MCSA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCSA in London

MCSA
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the London region over the 6 months to 19 November 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
Central London -5 11 £369 +55.26% 3
East London -14 2 £190 +18.75%
West London -14 2 £306 -33.42% 3
MCSA
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 London region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 79 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 68 (86.08%) Windows
3 59 (74.68%) Active Directory
4 58 (73.42%) MCSE
5 41 (51.90%) Microsoft
6 36 (45.57%) Microsoft Office
7 35 (44.30%) Windows Server
8 33 (41.77%) Windows 7
9 31 (39.24%) Finance
10 30 (37.97%) MCP
11 29 (36.71%) ITIL
11 29 (36.71%) TCP/IP
12 28 (35.44%) Citrix
12 28 (35.44%) Windows Server 2012
13 27 (34.18%) Apple
14 26 (32.91%) VMware
15 25 (31.65%) Windows Server 2008
16 24 (30.38%) Wireless
17 23 (29.11%) Blackberry
18 21 (26.58%) Office 365
19 20 (25.32%) VMware Infrastructure
20 19 (24.05%) MCDST
20 19 (24.05%) Oracle
21 18 (22.78%) Network+ Certification
22 17 (21.52%) LAN
22 17 (21.52%) Internet
22 17 (21.52%) Apple iOS
22 17 (21.52%) Virtual Servers
23 16 (20.25%) Windows 10
23 16 (20.25%) Microsoft Azure

MCSA
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 16 (20.25%) MS Exchange
2 10 (12.66%) IBM Notes
3 8 (10.13%) Skype for Business
4 7 (8.86%) SharePoint
5 6 (7.59%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (6.33%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (2.53%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (2.53%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (1.27%) IIS
8 1 (1.27%) SAS
Applications
1 36 (45.57%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (5.06%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (5.06%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (3.80%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 21 (26.58%) Office 365
2 16 (20.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (10.13%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (7.59%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (6.33%) G Suite
6 2 (2.53%) IaaS
7 1 (1.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (1.27%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 29 (36.71%) TCP/IP
2 24 (30.38%) Wireless
3 17 (21.52%) Internet
3 17 (21.52%) LAN
4 15 (18.99%) DNS
4 15 (18.99%) Ethernet
5 12 (15.19%) Firewall
6 10 (12.66%) DHCP
7 9 (11.39%) VPN
8 6 (7.59%) Skype
8 6 (7.59%) VLAN
9 5 (6.33%) WAN
10 4 (5.06%) SAN
11 2 (2.53%) Cisco IOS
11 2 (2.53%) Intrusion Detection
11 2 (2.53%) SSL
12 1 (1.27%) DMZ
12 1 (1.27%) Fibre Channel
12 1 (1.27%) LDAP
12 1 (1.27%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.27%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 5 (6.33%) Metasploit
2 1 (1.27%) MSI
General
1 31 (39.24%) Finance
2 7 (8.86%) Advertising
3 4 (5.06%) Banking
4 2 (2.53%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (24.05%) Desktop Support
2 14 (17.72%) Support Engineer
3 11 (13.92%) Desktop Engineer
4 10 (12.66%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 9 (11.39%) 3rd Line Support
5 9 (11.39%) Analyst
5 9 (11.39%) Consultant
6 8 (10.13%) 2nd Line Support
7 7 (8.86%) Support Analyst
8 6 (7.59%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
8 6 (7.59%) Administrator
8 6 (7.59%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 6 (7.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (7.59%) IT Engineer
8 6 (7.59%) Project Engineer
8 6 (7.59%) Service Desk Engineer
8 6 (7.59%) Systems Engineer
9 5 (6.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 5 (6.33%) Desktop Technician
9 5 (6.33%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.80%) 802.1X
2 2 (2.53%) Web Services
3 1 (1.27%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 23 (29.11%) Blackberry
2 16 (20.25%) Client/Server
3 10 (12.66%) Management Information System
4 8 (10.13%) Data Centre
5 3 (3.80%) BYOD
5 3 (3.80%) CESG
5 3 (3.80%) HP Storage
5 3 (3.80%) PKI
6 2 (2.53%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.53%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.53%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (1.27%) Cyber Defence
7 1 (1.27%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.27%) Fintech
7 1 (1.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (1.27%) RSA SecurID
7 1 (1.27%) Smartcard
7 1 (1.27%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 68 (86.08%) Windows
2 35 (44.30%) Windows Server
3 33 (41.77%) Windows 7
4 28 (35.44%) Windows Server 2012
5 25 (31.65%) Windows Server 2008
6 17 (21.52%) Apple iOS
7 16 (20.25%) Linux
7 16 (20.25%) Windows 10
8 6 (7.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (6.33%) Unix
9 5 (6.33%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (3.80%) Windows 8
11 2 (2.53%) Android
11 2 (2.53%) Mac OS X
12 1 (1.27%) CentOS
12 1 (1.27%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (1.27%) Solaris
12 1 (1.27%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (36.71%) ITIL
2 16 (20.25%) Change Management
2 16 (20.25%) Time Management
3 15 (18.99%) Validation
4 8 (10.13%) Configuration Management
5 7 (8.86%) Migration
6 5 (6.33%) Cybersecurity
6 5 (6.33%) Identity Management
6 5 (6.33%) Service Delivery
6 5 (6.33%) Threat Modelling
6 5 (6.33%) Workload Management
7 4 (5.06%) ITIL V3
7 4 (5.06%) PRINCE
8 3 (3.80%) Information Security
8 3 (3.80%) Infrastructure Management
8 3 (3.80%) Kalman Filter
8 3 (3.80%) Problem Management
8 3 (3.80%) Risk Management
8 3 (3.80%) Software Deployment
8 3 (3.80%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 16 (20.25%) Java
2 9 (11.39%) PowerShell
3 8 (10.13%) SQL
4 7 (8.86%) Python
5 2 (2.53%) Perl
5 2 (2.53%) Ruby
5 2 (2.53%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.27%) VBA
6 1 (1.27%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 79 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 58 (73.42%) MCSE
3 30 (37.97%) MCP
4 19 (24.05%) MCDST
5 18 (22.78%) Network+ Certification
6 16 (20.25%) ACHDS
6 16 (20.25%) MCSM
7 15 (18.99%) ACDT
7 15 (18.99%) ACTC
8 12 (15.19%) A+ Certification
9 11 (13.92%) MCITP
10 10 (12.66%) Cisco Certification
11 7 (8.86%) CCNA
11 7 (8.86%) Degree
12 5 (6.33%) CEH
12 5 (6.33%) CHFI
12 5 (6.33%) Security Cleared
12 5 (6.33%) SSCP
13 4 (5.06%) ITIL Certification
14 3 (3.80%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.13%) SLA
2 6 (7.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 59 (74.68%) Active Directory
2 20 (25.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (21.52%) Virtual Servers
4 12 (15.19%) Hyper-V
5 6 (7.59%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (6.33%) vSphere
7 3 (3.80%) VMware Workstation
7 3 (3.80%) XenApp
8 1 (1.27%) Terminal Server
8 1 (1.27%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (1.27%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (1.27%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (12.66%) SCCM
2 7 (8.86%) DameWare
3 4 (5.06%) Backup Exec
4 3 (3.80%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (2.53%) Failover Clustering
5 2 (2.53%) SCOM
5 2 (2.53%) SmoothWall
6 1 (1.27%) CSIRT
6 1 (1.27%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (1.27%) vCenter Server
6 1 (1.27%) WSUS
Vendors
1 41 (51.90%) Microsoft
2 28 (35.44%) Citrix
3 27 (34.18%) Apple
4 26 (32.91%) VMware
5 19 (24.05%) Oracle
6 14 (17.72%) Cisco
7 10 (12.66%) HP
7 10 (12.66%) Lotus
8 9 (11.39%) Sophos
9 7 (8.86%) Bloomberg
9 7 (8.86%) Dell
9 7 (8.86%) FactSet
9 7 (8.86%) Red Hat
9 7 (8.86%) Reuters
10 6 (7.59%) Symantec
11 5 (6.33%) FireEye
11 5 (6.33%) Google
11 5 (6.33%) Veeam
12 4 (5.06%) ServiceNow
13 3 (3.80%) Ruckus Wireless