Period
to 16 July 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 16 July 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
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 160 202 186
Rank change year-on-year +42 -16 +13
Contract jobs citing MCSA 35 3 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.66% 0.055% 0.44%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.42% 0.17% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 3 16
South West median daily rate £338 £270 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -34.15% +9.33%
10th Percentile £250 £258 £300
90th Percentile £625 £317 £653
England median daily rate £300 £325 £325
% change year-on-year -7.69% - +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 4
South West median hourly rate £41.53 - £22.75
10th Percentile £30.50 - £21.00
90th Percentile £86.20 - £37.03
England median hourly rate £27.25 £16.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year +65.15% -41.07% +69.70%

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 1,449 1,735 1,995
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 27.36% 31.56% 32.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 741 1,073 1,179
South West median daily rate £421 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.25% +2.56% -
10th Percentile £230 £233 £263
90th Percentile £569 £575 £575
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 139 115
South West median hourly rate £41.27 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.16% - -
10th Percentile £16.15 £17.00 £19.60
90th Percentile £48.75 £52.50 £50.10
England median hourly rate £25.00 £29.92 £27.50
% change year-on-year -16.44% +8.80% +23.99%

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 16 July 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 16 July 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 16 July 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 +12 8 £550 +104.46% 1
Cornwall - 6 £250 - 4
Wiltshire +8 4 - - 1
Bristol - 4 £450 - 1
Devon - 2 - - 1
Somerset +5 1 - - 2
MCSA
England

For the 6 months to 16 July 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 35 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 33 (94.29%) Windows
3 31 (88.57%) Microsoft
4 30 (85.71%) Windows Server
5 22 (62.86%) SCCM
6 17 (48.57%) Cisco
7 16 (45.71%) ITIL
7 16 (45.71%) Firewall
7 16 (45.71%) VMware
8 15 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
8 15 (42.86%) Hyper-V
9 13 (37.14%) VMware Infrastructure
9 13 (37.14%) ITIL V3
9 13 (37.14%) Data Centre
9 13 (37.14%) CCNA
9 13 (37.14%) Active Directory
10 12 (34.29%) DNS
10 12 (34.29%) MS Exchange
11 11 (31.43%) Windows Server 2012
11 11 (31.43%) Windows 7
11 11 (31.43%) Windows Server 2008
12 10 (28.57%) SC Cleared
12 10 (28.57%) Security Cleared
12 10 (28.57%) Office 365
13 9 (25.71%) WSUS
13 9 (25.71%) SharePoint
13 9 (25.71%) SQL
14 8 (22.86%) MCSE
14 8 (22.86%) TCP/IP
15 7 (20.00%) CCNP

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 12 (34.29%) MS Exchange
2 9 (25.71%) SharePoint
3 7 (20.00%) IIS
3 7 (20.00%) Skype for Business
4 2 (5.71%) Confluence
Applications
1 5 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.86%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 10 (28.57%) Office 365
2 5 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.86%) OneDrive
3 1 (2.86%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 16 (45.71%) Firewall
2 12 (34.29%) DNS
3 8 (22.86%) TCP/IP
4 7 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
4 7 (20.00%) DMZ
4 7 (20.00%) LAN
4 7 (20.00%) Skype
5 3 (8.57%) SAN
5 3 (8.57%) SSL
5 3 (8.57%) VoIP
6 2 (5.71%) DHCP
6 2 (5.71%) Network Security
6 2 (5.71%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 2 (5.71%) JIRA
General
1 2 (5.71%) Finance
1 2 (5.71%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.86%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (20.00%) Senior Technician
1 7 (20.00%) Server Technician
1 7 (20.00%) Support Engineer
2 4 (11.43%) Analyst
2 4 (11.43%) Automation Engineer
2 4 (11.43%) PowerShell Engineer
3 3 (8.57%) Consultant
3 3 (8.57%) Exchange Technician
4 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (5.71%) Lync Consultant
4 2 (5.71%) Network Engineer
4 2 (5.71%) Network Support
4 2 (5.71%) Server Engineer
4 2 (5.71%) Technical Analyst
4 2 (5.71%) Unified Communications Consultant
5 1 (2.86%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 1 (2.86%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (2.86%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 1 (2.86%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (2.86%) Office 365 Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.71%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 13 (37.14%) Data Centre
2 7 (20.00%) PKI
3 4 (11.43%) Management Information System
4 2 (5.71%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (5.71%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (2.86%) NHS
5 1 (2.86%) Replication
5 1 (2.86%) RIA
5 1 (2.86%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 33 (94.29%) Windows
2 30 (85.71%) Windows Server
3 11 (31.43%) Windows 7
3 11 (31.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (31.43%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (20.00%) Windows 10
5 4 (11.43%) Windows XP
6 3 (8.57%) AIX
6 3 (8.57%) Linux
6 3 (8.57%) Solaris
6 3 (8.57%) Unix
7 1 (2.86%) Android
7 1 (2.86%) Apple iOS
7 1 (2.86%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (45.71%) ITIL
2 13 (37.14%) ITIL V3
3 6 (17.14%) Configuration Management
3 6 (17.14%) Migration
4 4 (11.43%) BCP
4 4 (11.43%) Business Continuity
4 4 (11.43%) Business Continuity Planning
4 4 (11.43%) Change Management
4 4 (11.43%) Incident Management
4 4 (11.43%) NsoIT
5 3 (8.57%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (8.57%) Load Balancing
5 3 (8.57%) Server Virtualisation
5 3 (8.57%) Software Engineering
6 2 (5.71%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (5.71%) Mentoring
6 2 (5.71%) Problem-Solving
6 2 (5.71%) Programme Management
6 2 (5.71%) Reverse Engineering
6 2 (5.71%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (25.71%) SQL
2 7 (20.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 35 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
3 13 (37.14%) CCNA
4 10 (28.57%) SC Cleared
4 10 (28.57%) Security Cleared
5 8 (22.86%) MCSE
6 7 (20.00%) CCNP
7 5 (14.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (11.43%) OCA
8 4 (11.43%) Oracle Certification
9 3 (8.57%) MCITP
9 3 (8.57%) MCP
10 1 (2.86%) DBS Check
10 1 (2.86%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (17.14%) SLA
2 1 (2.86%) PMO
System Software
1 15 (42.86%) Hyper-V
2 13 (37.14%) Active Directory
2 13 (37.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (20.00%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (8.57%) XenApp
5 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 2 (5.71%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (5.71%) VMware Server
5 2 (5.71%) vSphere
6 1 (2.86%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 22 (62.86%) SCCM
2 9 (25.71%) WSUS
3 7 (20.00%) FortiGate
4 5 (14.29%) SCOM
4 5 (14.29%) vCenter Server
5 3 (8.57%) Backup Exec
5 3 (8.57%) Microsoft Intune
5 3 (8.57%) SCSM
6 2 (5.71%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 31 (88.57%) Microsoft
2 17 (48.57%) Cisco
3 16 (45.71%) VMware
4 7 (20.00%) Fortinet
4 7 (20.00%) Splunk
5 4 (11.43%) HP
5 4 (11.43%) Oracle
6 3 (8.57%) Avaya
6 3 (8.57%) Citrix
6 3 (8.57%) Dell
6 3 (8.57%) IBM
6 3 (8.57%) Sonus
6 3 (8.57%) Veeam
7 2 (5.71%) Atlassian