Period
to 3 April 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes with a requirement for MCSA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 3 April 2020 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
Buckinghamshire > Milton Keynes
6 months to
3 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 59 77 98
Rank change year-on-year +18 +21 -9
Contract jobs citing MCSA 8 7 12
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 1.17% 0.67% 0.75%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.64% 2.17% 3.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 8
Median daily rate £400 £475 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.79% +30.85% -14.59%
10th Percentile £363 £436 £300
90th Percentile £475 £500 £384
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £475 £380
% change year-on-year -15.79% +25.00% -10.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £17.00 - -
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £17.00 - -

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 Milton Keynes with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Milton Keynes
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 220 322 395
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 32.07% 30.73% 24.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 217 243
Median daily rate £425 £435 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.30% +12.26% -8.82%
10th Percentile £230 £240 £251
90th Percentile £638 £609 £505
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £410 £430 £383
% change year-on-year -4.65% +12.34% -9.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 33 27
Median hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.33% +2.86% -2.78%
10th Percentile £15.60 £13.30 £15.78
90th Percentile £27.87 £49.75 £21.00
Median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year -5.56% -7.69% +8.33%

MCSA
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

Job postings citing MCSA as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes.

Job vacancy trend for MCSA in Milton Keynes

MCSA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing MCSA in Milton Keynes.

Daily rate trend for MCSA in Milton Keynes

MCSA
Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing MCSA in Milton Keynes over the 6 months to 3 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for MCSA in Milton Keynes

MCSA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing MCSA in Milton Keynes.

Hourly rate trend for MCSA in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 3 April 2020, 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 Milton Keynes region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 8 (100.00%) Windows
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (87.50%) Active Directory
3 6 (75.00%) SLA
3 6 (75.00%) Windows Server
4 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (62.50%) ITIL
4 5 (62.50%) Change Management
4 5 (62.50%) DV Cleared
4 5 (62.50%) Security Cleared
4 5 (62.50%) PowerShell
4 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (62.50%) Hyper-V
5 4 (50.00%) UAG
5 4 (50.00%) SC Cleared
5 4 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 4 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (50.00%) VMware
5 4 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 4 (50.00%) Incident Management
5 4 (50.00%) IIS
5 4 (50.00%) Remedy
5 4 (50.00%) Problem-Solving
5 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2016
6 3 (37.50%) Public Sector
6 3 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (37.50%) Computacenter
6 3 (37.50%) CCNA
7 2 (25.00%) Windows Vista

MCSA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Milton Keynes 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 4 (50.00%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) Intranet
1 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (12.50%) DHCP
2 1 (12.50%) DNS
2 1 (12.50%) Firewall
2 1 (12.50%) LAN
2 1 (12.50%) WAN
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (37.50%) Public Sector
2 2 (25.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Analyst
2 4 (50.00%) Support Analyst
3 3 (37.50%) 3rd Line Support
3 3 (37.50%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
3 3 (37.50%) Active Directory Analyst
3 3 (37.50%) Active Directory Support
3 3 (37.50%) Active Directory Support Analyst
3 3 (37.50%) Wintel Analyst
3 3 (37.50%) Wintel Support
3 3 (37.50%) Wintel Support Analyst
4 2 (25.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 2 (25.00%) Help Desk Analyst
4 2 (25.00%) Service Analyst
4 2 (25.00%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (12.50%) 1st Line Support
5 1 (12.50%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 1 (12.50%) Developer
5 1 (12.50%) Help Desk Support
5 1 (12.50%) Help Desk Support Analyst
5 1 (12.50%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) JSON
1 1 (12.50%) Middleware
1 1 (12.50%) SOAP
1 1 (12.50%) Web Services
1 1 (12.50%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (75.00%) Windows Server
3 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2016
5 2 (25.00%) Windows 10
5 2 (25.00%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Change Management
1 5 (62.50%) ITIL
2 4 (50.00%) Incident Management
2 4 (50.00%) Problem-Solving
2 4 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) CRM
3 1 (12.50%) Data Transformation
3 1 (12.50%) Deployment Automation
3 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
3 1 (12.50%) ERP
3 1 (12.50%) ETL
3 1 (12.50%) OO
3 1 (12.50%) Project Delivery
3 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) PowerShell
2 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (62.50%) DV Cleared
2 5 (62.50%) Security Cleared
3 4 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 4 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (37.50%) CCNA
4 3 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (12.50%) CCNP
5 1 (12.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (75.00%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (87.50%) Active Directory
2 5 (62.50%) Hyper-V
3 4 (50.00%) UAG
3 4 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (12.50%) Forefront TMG
4 1 (12.50%) ISA Server
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Remedy
1 4 (50.00%) VMware
2 3 (37.50%) Computacenter
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco
3 1 (12.50%) Forcepoint
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft