Period
to 5 April 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for MCSA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 5 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
England > South West
6 months to
5 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 177 162 165
Rank change year-on-year -15 +3 +30
Contract jobs citing MCSA 16 61 32
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South West 0.32% 0.97% 0.62%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.89% 3.08% 2.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 35 17
Median daily rate £475 £425 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% -10.53% +109.25%
10th Percentile £388 £250 £233
90th Percentile £488 £650 £625
England median daily rate £400 £340 £346
% change year-on-year +17.65% -1.73% +3.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 3
Median hourly rate - £46.00 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +48.39% -
England median hourly rate £17.50 £15.30 £23.50
% change year-on-year +14.38% -34.89% +42.42%

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 the South West with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
South West
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1,801 1,978 1,401
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 36.41% 31.47% 27.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,120 1,177 795
Median daily rate £500 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £228
90th Percentile £638 £613 £588
England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 129 72
Median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +40.35% -25.97%
10th Percentile £19.00 £17.40 £16.52
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.24 £46.68
Median hourly rate £35.00 £32.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year +9.38% +36.17% -18.97%

MCSA
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing MCSA as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for MCSA in the South West

MCSA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing MCSA in the South West.

Daily rate trend for MCSA in the South West

MCSA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing MCSA in the South West.

Hourly rate trend for MCSA in the South West

MCSA
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the South West region over the 6 months to 5 April 2020. 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
Wiltshire -8 9 £475 - 1
Dorset - 5 - -
Bristol +14 2 £400 -15.79% 7
MCSA
England

For the 6 months to 5 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 South West region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 16 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 16 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (87.50%) Windows
2 14 (87.50%) MCSE
2 14 (87.50%) Windows Server
3 10 (62.50%) Active Directory
4 7 (43.75%) SC Cleared
4 7 (43.75%) Security Cleared
4 7 (43.75%) PowerShell
4 7 (43.75%) Azure
4 7 (43.75%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (31.25%) VMware
6 5 (31.25%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (31.25%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (31.25%) Cisco
6 5 (31.25%) CCNA
6 5 (31.25%) SharePoint
6 5 (31.25%) SQL
6 5 (31.25%) Office 365
7 4 (25.00%) Virtual Servers
7 4 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
7 4 (25.00%) ITIL
7 4 (25.00%) MS Exchange
7 4 (25.00%) CCNP
7 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 4 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (18.75%) Root Cause Analysis

MCSA
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 5 (31.25%) SharePoint
2 4 (25.00%) MS Exchange
3 3 (18.75%) Confluence
3 3 (18.75%) IIS
3 3 (18.75%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (12.50%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (43.75%) Azure
2 5 (31.25%) Office 365
3 2 (12.50%) Amazon S3
3 2 (12.50%) AWS
3 2 (12.50%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (12.50%) Dynamics 365
3 2 (12.50%) GitHub
3 2 (12.50%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) DHCP
1 3 (18.75%) DNS
1 3 (18.75%) Remote Desktop
2 2 (12.50%) NAS
2 2 (12.50%) SAN
3 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 3 (18.75%) JIRA
2 2 (12.50%) Bitbucket
2 2 (12.50%) GitLab
3 1 (6.25%) CF BOSH
General
1 3 (18.75%) Military
2 1 (6.25%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 4 (25.00%) Wintel Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Administrator
2 3 (18.75%) Server Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) SharePoint Administrator
2 3 (18.75%) Test Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) AWS Developer
3 2 (12.50%) AWS Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) AWS Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Cloud Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Cloud Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Functional Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Automation Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) PowerShell Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) Node.js
2 1 (6.25%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (18.75%) PKI
2 2 (12.50%) Hybrid Cloud
2 2 (12.50%) Public Cloud
2 2 (12.50%) Replication
3 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 14 (87.50%) Windows
1 14 (87.50%) Windows Server
2 7 (43.75%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2016
5 2 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 4 (25.00%) ITIL
3 3 (18.75%) Critical Thinking
3 3 (18.75%) Mentoring
3 3 (18.75%) Migration
3 3 (18.75%) Regression Testing
3 3 (18.75%) Root Cause Analysis
3 3 (18.75%) Test Scripting
3 3 (18.75%) Ticket Management
4 2 (12.50%) Configuration Management
4 2 (12.50%) CRM
4 2 (12.50%) Password Management
4 2 (12.50%) Project Delivery
5 1 (6.25%) Deployment Automation
5 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Automation
5 1 (6.25%) ITIL V3
5 1 (6.25%) Server Management
5 1 (6.25%) Server Monitoring
5 1 (6.25%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 7 (43.75%) PowerShell
2 5 (31.25%) SQL
3 2 (12.50%) Bash Shell
3 2 (12.50%) C
3 2 (12.50%) Python
3 2 (12.50%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 16 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (87.50%) MCSE
3 7 (43.75%) SC Cleared
3 7 (43.75%) Security Cleared
4 5 (31.25%) CCNA
4 5 (31.25%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (25.00%) CCNP
5 4 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (18.75%) MCITP
7 1 (6.25%) OCA
7 1 (6.25%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 5 (31.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 4 (25.00%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (6.25%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) Ansible
1 2 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (12.50%) Puppet
1 2 (12.50%) Terraform
2 1 (6.25%) PowerCLI
2 1 (6.25%) SCCM
2 1 (6.25%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 16 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (31.25%) Cisco
2 5 (31.25%) VMware
3 2 (12.50%) SaltStack
4 1 (6.25%) Oracle