Period
to 16 December 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 16 December 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
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 89 112 84
Rank change year-on-year +23 -28 +32
Contract jobs citing MCSA 9 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 0.73% 0.45% 0.32%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.34% 1.93% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 4
Milton Keynes median daily rate £266 £500 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -46.85% +17.65% +30.77%
10th Percentile £189 £488 £413
90th Percentile £391 £500 £464
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £350 £500 £425
% change year-on-year -29.93% +17.53% +18.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Milton Keynes median hourly rate - - -
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - - -

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 385 414 425
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 31.12% 23.47% 34.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 279 252 317
Milton Keynes median daily rate £400 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.88% +6.78%
10th Percentile £215 £218 £213
90th Percentile £550 £512 £550
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £400 £425
% change year-on-year - -5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 33 3
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £16.77 £17.50 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.16% +52.17% -30.30%
10th Percentile £12.50 £10.41 £10.44
90th Percentile £29.70 £51.00 £44.35
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -16.67% -8.70% -14.81%

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 16 December 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 16 December 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 9 (100.00%) Windows
1 9 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (88.89%) ITIL
3 7 (77.78%) Change Management
3 7 (77.78%) Security Cleared
4 6 (66.67%) DV Cleared
4 6 (66.67%) Office 365
5 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (55.56%) Microsoft Office
5 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
6 4 (44.44%) Citrix
6 4 (44.44%) McAfee
6 4 (44.44%) IIS
6 4 (44.44%) Windows 7
6 4 (44.44%) PowerShell
6 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (44.44%) QA
6 4 (44.44%) SCCM
6 4 (44.44%) ITIL V3
6 4 (44.44%) Windows Server
7 3 (33.33%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (33.33%) Forefront TMG
7 3 (33.33%) UAG
7 3 (33.33%) Incident Management
7 3 (33.33%) WSUS
7 3 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (33.33%) SC Cleared
7 3 (33.33%) Firewall
7 3 (33.33%) VMware

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 (44.44%) IIS
2 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
2 1 (11.11%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 5 (55.56%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (11.11%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (66.67%) Office 365
2 1 (11.11%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) Firewall
1 3 (33.33%) LAN
1 3 (33.33%) WAN
2 2 (22.22%) DHCP
2 2 (22.22%) DNS
3 1 (11.11%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (22.22%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Wintel Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
3 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Desktop Support
3 1 (11.11%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) SharePoint Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Support Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Wintel Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Wintel Support
3 1 (11.11%) Wintel Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (44.44%) Windows 7
3 4 (44.44%) Windows Server
3 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (11.11%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) ITIL
2 7 (77.78%) Change Management
3 4 (44.44%) ITIL V3
4 3 (33.33%) Incident Management
5 2 (22.22%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (22.22%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (11.11%) Availability Management
6 1 (11.11%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (77.78%) Security Cleared
3 6 (66.67%) DV Cleared
4 3 (33.33%) CCNA
4 3 (33.33%) CCNP
4 3 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (33.33%) SC Cleared
4 3 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (11.11%) MCP
5 1 (11.11%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (44.44%) QA
2 3 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (33.33%) Forefront TMG
2 3 (33.33%) Hyper-V
2 3 (33.33%) UAG
2 3 (33.33%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (22.22%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 4 (44.44%) SCCM
2 3 (33.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 4 (44.44%) Citrix
2 4 (44.44%) McAfee
3 3 (33.33%) Cisco
3 3 (33.33%) Forcepoint
3 3 (33.33%) Remedy
3 3 (33.33%) VMware
4 2 (22.22%) Computacenter