Period
to 15 August 2018

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 15 August 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
Buckinghamshire > Milton Keynes
6 months to
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 87 113 -
Rank change year-on-year +26 - +111
Contract jobs citing MCSA 18 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 1.20% 0.24% -
As % of the Qualifications category 4.18% 0.80% -
Number of daily rates quoted 13 2 0
Milton Keynes median daily rate £200 £500 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -60.00% - -
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £200 £475 -
% change year-on-year -57.89% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Milton Keynes median hourly rate - - -
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 431 497 396
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 28.64% 30.19% 28.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 280 281 285
Milton Keynes median daily rate £364 £410 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.24% -1.80% +11.33%
10th Percentile £207 £250 £219
90th Percentile £501 £550 £538
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £375 £401 £415
% change year-on-year -6.37% -3.55% +7.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 37 4
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £10.62
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.78% +69.49% -44.11%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.94 £10.23
90th Percentile £55.00 £35.45 £11.85
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year -2.78% +24.14% -66.08%

MCSA
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Job vacancy trend for MCSA in Milton Keynes

MCSA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MCSA in Milton Keynes

MCSA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MCSA in Milton Keynes over the 6 months to 15 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MCSA in Milton Keynes

MCSA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCSA in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 15 August 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 Milton Keynes region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 18 (100.00%) Microsoft Office
1 18 (100.00%) Windows
1 18 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 18 (100.00%) Office 365
2 17 (94.44%) Active Directory
2 17 (94.44%) ITIL
3 16 (88.89%) SCCM
4 15 (83.33%) QA
4 15 (83.33%) Security Cleared
4 15 (83.33%) Windows 7
4 15 (83.33%) ITIL V3
4 15 (83.33%) Microsoft
4 15 (83.33%) McAfee
4 15 (83.33%) Change Management
5 13 (72.22%) DV Cleared
6 12 (66.67%) Citrix
7 11 (61.11%) SC Cleared
8 9 (50.00%) WSUS
9 7 (38.89%) VPN
10 6 (33.33%) Cisco
10 6 (33.33%) Client/Server
10 6 (33.33%) Firewall
10 6 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (33.33%) Virtual Machines
10 6 (33.33%) Availability Management
11 5 (27.78%) SQL
11 5 (27.78%) MCSE
12 4 (22.22%) Internet
13 3 (16.67%) Analytical Skills

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:

Applications
1 18 (100.00%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (11.11%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 18 (100.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (38.89%) VPN
2 6 (33.33%) Firewall
3 4 (22.22%) Internet
4 1 (5.56%) LAN
4 1 (5.56%) MPLS
4 1 (5.56%) WAN
Job Titles
1 13 (72.22%) Analyst
2 6 (33.33%) Desktop Support
3 4 (22.22%) Desktop Analyst
4 3 (16.67%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (16.67%) Active Directory Analyst
4 3 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (16.67%) Service Analyst
4 3 (16.67%) Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (11.11%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Support Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
6 1 (5.56%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
6 1 (5.56%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared Desktop Support
6 1 (5.56%) Wintel Support
Miscellaneous
1 6 (33.33%) Client/Server
2 3 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 18 (100.00%) Windows
2 15 (83.33%) Windows 7
3 6 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (11.11%) Windows 10
5 1 (5.56%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (94.44%) ITIL
2 15 (83.33%) Change Management
2 15 (83.33%) ITIL V3
3 6 (33.33%) Availability Management
4 3 (16.67%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (5.56%) Incident Management
5 1 (5.56%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (27.78%) SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (83.33%) Security Cleared
3 13 (72.22%) DV Cleared
4 11 (61.11%) SC Cleared
5 5 (27.78%) MCSE
6 2 (11.11%) MCP
7 1 (5.56%) CCNA
7 1 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (83.33%) QA
System Software
1 17 (94.44%) Active Directory
2 6 (33.33%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 16 (88.89%) SCCM
2 9 (50.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 15 (83.33%) McAfee
1 15 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 12 (66.67%) Citrix
3 6 (33.33%) Cisco
4 1 (5.56%) Kaspersky
4 1 (5.56%) Sophos