Period
to 25 May 2018

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 25 May 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
England > South West
6 months to
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 161 194 188
Rank change year-on-year +33 -6 +13
Contract jobs citing MCSA 29 2 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.57% 0.039% 0.35%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.05% 0.12% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 2 15
South West median daily rate £338 £270 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.23% -32.63% -40.98%
10th Percentile £250 £256 £295
90th Percentile £625 £283 £646
England median daily rate £338 £330 £340
% change year-on-year +2.27% -2.94% +18.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 2
South West median hourly rate £31.00 - £22.75
10th Percentile £30.50 - £21.18
90th Percentile £110.95 - £24.13
England median hourly rate £20.66 £16.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +25.18% -52.86% +94.44%

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 1,415 1,642 2,007
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 27.77% 31.68% 33.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 773 1,047 1,225
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% -3.13%
10th Percentile £219 £239 £256
90th Percentile £563 £575 £550
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 144 131
South West median hourly rate £32.50 £40.00 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.75% -3.61% +6.41%
10th Percentile £17.50 £17.04 £13.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £50.00 £51.50
England median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -16.67% +9.09% +25.00%

MCSA
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing MCSA as a percentage 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

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MCSA in the South West

MCSA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MCSA in the South West over the 6 months to 25 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MCSA in the South West

MCSA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCSA in the South West

MCSA
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing MCSA in the South West over the 6 months to 25 May 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 25 May 2018. 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
Gloucestershire +18 7 £550 +104.46%
Cornwall - 4 £250 - 3
Devon - 3 - -
Bristol - 2 £450 - 1
Wiltshire +16 1 £475 +75.93% 1
Dorset - 1 £200 - 2
MCSA
England

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 South West region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 29 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 25 (86.21%) Microsoft
3 23 (79.31%) Windows
4 21 (72.41%) Windows Server
5 17 (58.62%) SCCM
6 16 (55.17%) Firewall
7 15 (51.72%) Hyper-V
8 13 (44.83%) MS Exchange
9 12 (41.38%) DNS
9 12 (41.38%) Office 365
10 11 (37.93%) Active Directory
10 11 (37.93%) SQL
10 11 (37.93%) ITIL
11 10 (34.48%) SharePoint
11 10 (34.48%) Cisco
11 10 (34.48%) Windows 7
12 9 (31.03%) ITIL V3
13 8 (27.59%) Skype for Business
13 8 (27.59%) Skype
13 8 (27.59%) VMware
14 7 (24.14%) CCNA
14 7 (24.14%) Cisco Certification
14 7 (24.14%) TCP/IP
14 7 (24.14%) Data Centre
14 7 (24.14%) Windows Server 2008
15 6 (20.69%) Cisco ASA
15 6 (20.69%) SC Cleared
15 6 (20.69%) Security Cleared
15 6 (20.69%) VMware Infrastructure
15 6 (20.69%) PKI

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 13 (44.83%) MS Exchange
2 10 (34.48%) SharePoint
3 8 (27.59%) Skype for Business
4 6 (20.69%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (20.69%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (3.45%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (41.38%) Office 365
2 5 (17.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.45%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (3.45%) OneDrive
3 1 (3.45%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 16 (55.17%) Firewall
2 12 (41.38%) DNS
3 8 (27.59%) Skype
4 7 (24.14%) TCP/IP
5 6 (20.69%) Cisco ASA
5 6 (20.69%) DMZ
5 6 (20.69%) LAN
6 4 (13.79%) SAN
6 4 (13.79%) SSL
7 3 (10.34%) DHCP
7 3 (10.34%) VoIP
8 2 (6.90%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.79%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (13.79%) SQL Server
2 3 (10.34%) SQL Server 2016
2 3 (10.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 1 (3.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (20.69%) Support Engineer
2 5 (17.24%) Analyst
2 5 (17.24%) Senior Technician
2 5 (17.24%) Server Technician
3 3 (10.34%) Consultant
3 3 (10.34%) Developer
3 3 (10.34%) Exchange Technician
4 2 (6.90%) Data Warehouse Developer
4 2 (6.90%) Lync Consultant
4 2 (6.90%) Messaging Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Network Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Network Support
4 2 (6.90%) Technical Analyst
4 2 (6.90%) Unified Communications Consultant
4 2 (6.90%) Unified Communications Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 1 (3.45%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) Senior Server Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (24.14%) Data Centre
2 6 (20.69%) PKI
3 3 (10.34%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.45%) CMDB
4 1 (3.45%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.45%) NHS
4 1 (3.45%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (3.45%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 23 (79.31%) Windows
2 21 (72.41%) Windows Server
3 10 (34.48%) Windows 7
4 7 (24.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (20.69%) Windows 10
5 6 (20.69%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (13.79%) Windows XP
7 3 (10.34%) AIX
7 3 (10.34%) Linux
7 3 (10.34%) Solaris
7 3 (10.34%) Unix
8 1 (3.45%) Android
8 1 (3.45%) Apple iOS
8 1 (3.45%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (37.93%) ITIL
2 9 (31.03%) ITIL V3
3 6 (20.69%) Migration
4 5 (17.24%) Configuration Management
5 4 (13.79%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (13.79%) Change Management
5 4 (13.79%) Load Balancing
6 3 (10.34%) BCP
6 3 (10.34%) Business Continuity
6 3 (10.34%) Business Continuity Planning
6 3 (10.34%) Incident Management
6 3 (10.34%) Kimball Methodology
6 3 (10.34%) Server Virtualisation
7 2 (6.90%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (6.90%) Decision-Making
7 2 (6.90%) Mentoring
7 2 (6.90%) Reverse Engineering
7 2 (6.90%) Time Management
8 1 (3.45%) Release Management
8 1 (3.45%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (37.93%) SQL
2 3 (10.34%) PowerShell
2 3 (10.34%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 29 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (24.14%) CCNA
2 7 (24.14%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (20.69%) SC Cleared
3 6 (20.69%) Security Cleared
4 5 (17.24%) MCSE
5 4 (13.79%) CCNP
5 4 (13.79%) MCITP
6 3 (10.34%) MCP
7 1 (3.45%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (3.45%) DBS Check
7 1 (3.45%) Degree
7 1 (3.45%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.79%) SLA
2 1 (3.45%) PMO
System Software
1 15 (51.72%) Hyper-V
2 11 (37.93%) Active Directory
3 6 (20.69%) Virtual Machines
3 6 (20.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (13.79%) XenApp
5 2 (6.90%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 17 (58.62%) SCCM
2 6 (20.69%) FortiGate
2 6 (20.69%) WSUS
3 4 (13.79%) Backup Exec
4 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (10.34%) SCOM
4 3 (10.34%) SCSM
Vendors
1 25 (86.21%) Microsoft
2 10 (34.48%) Cisco
3 8 (27.59%) VMware
4 6 (20.69%) Fortinet
4 6 (20.69%) Splunk
5 5 (17.24%) HP
6 4 (13.79%) Avaya
6 4 (13.79%) Citrix
6 4 (13.79%) Dell
6 4 (13.79%) IBM
6 4 (13.79%) Sonus
6 4 (13.79%) Veeam
7 1 (3.45%) JD Edwards
7 1 (3.45%) OpenLink