Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading with a requirement for MCSA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 22 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
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 81 96 104
Rank change year-on-year +15 +8 -2
Contract jobs citing MCSA 6 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.47% 0.20% 0.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.95% 0.71% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 2
Reading median daily rate £275 £325 £188
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.38% +73.33% -42.31%
10th Percentile £263 £313 £175
90th Percentile £328 £338 £204
Berkshire median daily rate £275 £350 £188
% change year-on-year -21.43% +86.67% -42.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Reading median hourly rate £37.50 - -
Berkshire median hourly rate £37.50 - -

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 Reading with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Reading
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 307 425 542
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 23.89% 28.62% 28.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 206 274
Reading median daily rate £400 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.88% +8.97%
10th Percentile £263 £226 £257
90th Percentile £611 £569 £546
Berkshire median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 15 63
Reading median hourly rate £17.50 £36.00 £30.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -51.39% +16.50% +81.02%
10th Percentile £11.25 £19.63 £21.55
90th Percentile £39.75 £55.65 £54.94
Berkshire median hourly rate £12.00 £12.50 £30.90
% change year-on-year -4.00% -59.55% +62.63%

MCSA
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

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

Job vacancy trend for MCSA in Reading

MCSA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MCSA in Reading

MCSA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCSA in Reading

For the 6 months to 22 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 Reading region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 6 (100.00%) MCSE
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco
1 6 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (83.33%) VMware
3 4 (66.67%) MS Exchange
3 4 (66.67%) ITIL
3 4 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (50.00%) Change Control
4 3 (50.00%) Office 365
4 3 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (50.00%) NAS
4 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (50.00%) Linux
4 3 (50.00%) PowerShell
4 3 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (50.00%) vSphere
4 3 (50.00%) Proactive Management
4 3 (50.00%) MCP
4 3 (50.00%) PRINCE2
4 3 (50.00%) IIS
4 3 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (50.00%) CCNP
4 3 (50.00%) CCNA
4 3 (50.00%) Business Continuity
4 3 (50.00%) Firewall
4 3 (50.00%) GAP Analysis

MCSA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 3 (50.00%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (50.00%) Office 365
2 2 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) Firewall
1 3 (50.00%) NAS
1 3 (50.00%) SAN
2 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (16.67%) IP Telephony
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) IT Manager
1 3 (50.00%) Systems Manager
2 2 (33.33%) Consultant
2 2 (33.33%) Desktop Support
2 2 (33.33%) Desktop Support Consultant
2 2 (33.33%) IT Consultant
2 2 (33.33%) IT Support
2 2 (33.33%) Server Consultant
2 2 (33.33%) Server Support
2 2 (33.33%) Support Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Service Desk Support
3 1 (16.67%) Service Desk Technician
3 1 (16.67%) Support Technician
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Linux
1 3 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (16.67%) Windows
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (16.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) ITIL
2 3 (50.00%) Business Continuity
2 3 (50.00%) Change Control
2 3 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 3 (50.00%) GAP Analysis
2 3 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (50.00%) PRINCE2
2 3 (50.00%) Proactive Management
3 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) MCSE
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (50.00%) CCNA
2 3 (50.00%) CCNP
2 3 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (50.00%) MCP
2 3 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (33.33%) MCDST
System Software
1 6 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (50.00%) vSphere
3 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) AirWatch
1 1 (16.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco
2 5 (83.33%) VMware
3 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (16.67%) Apple