The table below looks at the statistics for MCSA in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCSA over the 3 months to 3 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 227 244 213
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -31
Contract jobs citing MCSA 20 28 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.26% 0.29% 0.51%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.03% 1.08% 1.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 24 28
Median daily rate £350 £350 £347
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £327 £265 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £443 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £310 £323
% change year-on-year
+11.29% -3.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 8
Median hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £15.50 £16.41
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -5.54%
MCSA
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

Qualifications Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1941 2598 2914
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 25.42% 27.26% 29.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1202 1530 1447
Median daily rate £400 £405 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.23% +8.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £509
UK excluding London median daily rate £392 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.57% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 140 140
Median hourly rate £27.50 £30.90 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.00% +91.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.84 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- +44.73%

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing MCSA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Qualifications category.

MCSA Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

MCSA
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

MCSA Daily Rate Trend in the South East

MCSA
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MCSA across the South East region over the 3 months to 3 December 2016.

MCSA Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

MCSA
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

MCSA Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

MCSA
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 East region over the 3 months to 3 December 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Kent - 7 £350 - 1
Hampshire +25 4 £340 -14.19% 3
Surrey +18 3 - - 6
Buckinghamshire +12 2 £438 +21.52%
Berkshire 0 2 - - 7
West Sussex +13 1 - -
Middlesex - 1 - -
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 3 December 2016, 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 South East region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 32 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (84.38%) Windows
3 26 (81.25%) Microsoft
4 25 (78.13%) Active Directory
5 18 (56.25%) MCSE
5 18 (56.25%) Windows Server 2012
6 17 (53.13%) Windows Server
7 16 (50.00%) VMware
8 15 (46.88%) MCITP
9 12 (37.50%) MCP
10 11 (34.38%) ITIL
10 11 (34.38%) Windows Server 2003
10 11 (34.38%) Security Cleared
10 11 (34.38%) Windows Server 2008
10 11 (34.38%) Windows 7
11 9 (28.13%) Office 365
12 8 (25.00%) SAN
12 8 (25.00%) SharePoint
13 7 (21.88%) HP
13 7 (21.88%) Cisco
13 7 (21.88%) Cisco Certification
13 7 (21.88%) SolarWinds
13 7 (21.88%) Nessus
13 7 (21.88%) LANDesk
13 7 (21.88%) Finance
14 6 (18.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 6 (18.75%) PowerShell
14 6 (18.75%) SC Cleared
14 6 (18.75%) CCNP
14 6 (18.75%) DHCP

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 8 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 6 (18.75%) MS Exchange
3 5 (15.63%) Skype for Business
4 3 (9.38%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 5 (15.63%) MS Excel
2 4 (12.50%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (28.13%) Office 365
2 4 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (6.25%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (6.25%) Yammer
4 1 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (25.00%) SAN
2 6 (18.75%) DHCP
3 5 (15.63%) DNS
3 5 (15.63%) Skype
4 4 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (9.38%) Firewall
5 3 (9.38%) TCP/IP
6 2 (6.25%) Network Security
6 2 (6.25%) VoIP
7 1 (3.13%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (3.13%) Internet
7 1 (3.13%) iSCSI
7 1 (3.13%) NAS
7 1 (3.13%) VLAN
7 1 (3.13%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.25%) Big Data
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.13%) StarTeam
General
1 7 (21.88%) Finance
2 2 (6.25%) Marketing
2 2 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (25.00%) Systems Engineer
2 7 (21.88%) Windows Engineer
2 7 (21.88%) Windows Systems Engineer
3 4 (12.50%) Architect
3 4 (12.50%) Build Engineer
3 4 (12.50%) Wintel Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) IT Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Cisco Architect
5 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (6.25%) Mac Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Office 365 Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Security Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Support Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Support Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Technical Support
6 1 (3.13%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (3.13%) Design Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.38%) HTML
1 3 (9.38%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.75%) Data Centre
2 2 (6.25%) Blackberry
2 2 (6.25%) Client/Server
2 2 (6.25%) Private Cloud
3 1 (3.13%) Clustering
3 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 27 (84.38%) Windows
2 18 (56.25%) Windows Server 2012
3 17 (53.13%) Windows Server
4 11 (34.38%) Windows 7
4 11 (34.38%) Windows Server 2003
4 11 (34.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (18.75%) Windows 10
6 4 (12.50%) Solaris
7 3 (9.38%) Windows XP
8 2 (6.25%) Mac OS
8 2 (6.25%) Mac OS X
8 2 (6.25%) Windows 8
9 1 (3.13%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (34.38%) ITIL
2 5 (15.63%) Server Building
3 4 (12.50%) Service Delivery
4 3 (9.38%) High Availability
4 3 (9.38%) Validation
5 2 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (6.25%) Analytics
5 2 (6.25%) Content Management
5 2 (6.25%) Converged Infrastructure
5 2 (6.25%) Defect Management
5 2 (6.25%) Mobile Device Management
5 2 (6.25%) Network Management
5 2 (6.25%) Network Security Management
5 2 (6.25%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (6.25%) Security Management
5 2 (6.25%) Software Deployment
5 2 (6.25%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (6.25%) Translating Business Requirements
5 2 (6.25%) Use Case
6 1 (3.13%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 6 (18.75%) PowerShell
2 5 (15.63%) SQL
2 5 (15.63%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 32 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (56.25%) MCSE
3 15 (46.88%) MCITP
4 12 (37.50%) MCP
5 11 (34.38%) Security Cleared
6 7 (21.88%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (18.75%) CCNP
7 6 (18.75%) SC Cleared
7 6 (18.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 5 (15.63%) CCNA
9 4 (12.50%) DV Cleared
9 4 (12.50%) VCP4
9 4 (12.50%) VCP5
10 2 (6.25%) CCIE
10 2 (6.25%) Check Point Certification
10 2 (6.25%) Degree
11 1 (3.13%) A+ Certification
11 1 (3.13%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (3.13%) MCDST
11 1 (3.13%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.25%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 25 (78.13%) Active Directory
2 4 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (9.38%) Hyper-V
4 2 (6.25%) vSphere
5 1 (3.13%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (3.13%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (21.88%) Nessus
2 4 (12.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 4 (12.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (9.38%) SCCM
4 1 (3.13%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (3.13%) Netcool
4 1 (3.13%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 26 (81.25%) Microsoft
2 16 (50.00%) VMware
3 7 (21.88%) Cisco
3 7 (21.88%) HP
3 7 (21.88%) LANDesk
3 7 (21.88%) SolarWinds
4 5 (15.63%) Intel Security
5 4 (12.50%) Altiris
5 4 (12.50%) CheckPoint
5 4 (12.50%) Citrix
5 4 (12.50%) Supermicro
6 2 (6.25%) Apple
6 2 (6.25%) NetApp
7 1 (3.13%) Acronis
7 1 (3.13%) Dell
7 1 (3.13%) Forcepoint
7 1 (3.13%) Sophos
7 1 (3.13%) Veeam
7 1 (3.13%) Veritas
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