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 27 April 2015 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.

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 192 219 232
Rank change year-on-year
+27 +13
Contract jobs citing MCSA 69 23 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.69% 0.25% 0.095%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.67% 0.93% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 11 3
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£240 £128 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+88.23% -46.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £100 £152
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £300 £368
UK excluding London average daily rate £285 £160 £240
% change year-on-year
+78.12% -33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 2
Average hourly rate £16.25 £16.13 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.77% +34.37%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.25 £12.00
% change year-on-year
+8.19% +27.08%
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
2586 2463 2082
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 25.92% 26.41% 24.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1402 1232 1036
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £210 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £484 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 116 124
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.25 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -11.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.50 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £52.50 £49.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -25.00%

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MCSA across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 27 April 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MCSA across the South East region over the 3 months to 27 April 2015.

MCSA Hourly Rate Histogram 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the South East region over the 3 months to 27 April 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +32 42 £240 - 6
Surrey +8 12 £200 +56.86% 8
Berkshire +3 6 £375 +275.00% 7
Buckinghamshire -3 5 £400 +64.10% 7
West Sussex -19 3 £290 -
Kent - 2 - - 1
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing MCSA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MCSA.

1 97 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 63 (64.95%) Microsoft
3 60 (61.86%) Active Directory
4 59 (60.82%) Windows
5 56 (57.73%) ITIL
6 38 (39.18%) MCITP
7 35 (36.08%) Security Cleared
8 33 (34.02%) MCSE
9 32 (32.99%) SC Cleared
10 29 (29.90%) PowerShell
10 29 (29.90%) VMware
11 27 (27.84%) LAN
11 27 (27.84%) Windows Server 2008
11 27 (27.84%) Windows 7
12 25 (25.77%) VBScript
13 24 (24.74%) HTML
13 24 (24.74%) XML
13 24 (24.74%) High Availability
14 23 (23.71%) CCNA
14 23 (23.71%) Cisco Certification
15 21 (21.65%) A+ Certification
16 20 (20.62%) MS Exchange
17 19 (19.59%) Network+ Certification
17 19 (19.59%) DNS
18 18 (18.56%) Citrix
19 17 (17.53%) CCNP
20 16 (16.49%) SLA
20 16 (16.49%) MCP
20 16 (16.49%) VMware Infrastructure
20 16 (16.49%) Hyper-V

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing MCSA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MCSA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 20 (20.62%) MS Exchange
2 10 (10.31%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (8.25%) IIS
4 7 (7.22%) Lync
5 6 (6.19%) SharePoint
6 5 (5.15%) Office Communications Server
6 5 (5.15%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (4.12%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (3.09%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (3.09%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (2.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (1.03%) Apache
10 1 (1.03%) Tomcat
Applications
1 14 (14.43%) MS Office
2 10 (10.31%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.22%) Office 365
2 6 (6.19%) IaaS
2 6 (6.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (6.19%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (5.15%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.03%) PaaS
4 1 (1.03%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 27 (27.84%) LAN
2 19 (19.59%) DNS
3 14 (14.43%) DHCP
4 11 (11.34%) TCP/IP
5 10 (10.31%) VoIP
5 10 (10.31%) WAN
6 7 (7.22%) VPN
6 7 (7.22%) SAN
7 5 (5.15%) Internet
7 5 (5.15%) Firewall
7 5 (5.15%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (4.12%) VLAN
9 3 (3.09%) SNMP
10 2 (2.06%) Structured Cabling
10 2 (2.06%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (2.06%) Fibre Channel
10 2 (2.06%) WLAN
11 1 (1.03%) LDAP
11 1 (1.03%) HTTP
11 1 (1.03%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (13.40%) SQL Server
2 8 (8.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (6.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (6.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 6 (6.19%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (5.15%) OLAP
4 5 (5.15%) Amazon RDS
4 5 (5.15%) OLAP Cube
5 4 (4.12%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (3.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (1.03%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.03%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (7.22%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (2.06%) WinRunner
2 2 (2.06%) TestDirector
2 2 (2.06%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (1.03%) ClearQuest
3 1 (1.03%) StarTeam
3 1 (1.03%) ClearCase
General
1 3 (3.09%) Finance
1 3 (3.09%) Japanese Language
2 1 (1.03%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.03%) Billing
2 1 (1.03%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 26 (26.80%) Support Engineer
2 20 (20.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 20 (20.62%) Wintel Engineer
3 12 (12.37%) Network Engineer
3 12 (12.37%) Consultant
4 10 (10.31%) Network Support
5 9 (9.28%) Network Support Engineer
6 7 (7.22%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (6.19%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 6 (6.19%) SQL Developer
7 6 (6.19%) 2nd Line Support
7 6 (6.19%) Architect
7 6 (6.19%) Developer
7 6 (6.19%) Analyst
8 5 (5.15%) Desktop Support
8 5 (5.15%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 5 (5.15%) Desktop Engineer
9 4 (4.12%) Field Support Engineer
9 4 (4.12%) Field Engineer
9 4 (4.12%) Field Service Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (24.74%) HTML
1 24 (24.74%) XML
2 2 (2.06%) Application Packaging
3 1 (1.03%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.28%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.15%) PKI
3 3 (3.09%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.09%) Clustering
4 2 (2.06%) Replication
4 2 (2.06%) Blackberry
4 2 (2.06%) PDA
5 1 (1.03%) Open Source
5 1 (1.03%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.03%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 59 (60.82%) Windows
2 27 (27.84%) Windows Server 2008
2 27 (27.84%) Windows 7
3 12 (12.37%) Linux
4 10 (10.31%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (10.31%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (8.25%) Windows XP
6 5 (5.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (2.06%) Windows 8
7 2 (2.06%) AIX
8 1 (1.03%) Solaris
8 1 (1.03%) UNIX
8 1 (1.03%) VMS
8 1 (1.03%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (57.73%) ITIL
2 24 (24.74%) High Availability
3 16 (16.49%) ITIL V3
4 13 (13.40%) Network Design
5 9 (9.28%) Migration
6 8 (8.25%) B2B
7 7 (7.22%) Configuration Management
7 7 (7.22%) CRM
7 7 (7.22%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (6.19%) Scrum
8 6 (6.19%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (6.19%) Change Management
8 6 (6.19%) Continuous Delivery
8 6 (6.19%) Kimball Methodology
9 5 (5.15%) ETL
10 4 (4.12%) Validation
10 4 (4.12%) Problem Management
11 3 (3.09%) Software Engineering
11 3 (3.09%) Incident Management
12 2 (2.06%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 29 (29.90%) PowerShell
2 25 (25.77%) VBScript
3 12 (12.37%) SQL
4 1 (1.03%) VB
4 1 (1.03%) C
4 1 (1.03%) C#
4 1 (1.03%) Java
Qualifications
1 97 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 38 (39.18%) MCITP
3 35 (36.08%) Security Cleared
4 33 (34.02%) MCSE
5 32 (32.99%) SC Cleared
6 23 (23.71%) CCNA
6 23 (23.71%) Cisco Certification
7 21 (21.65%) A+ Certification
8 19 (19.59%) Network+ Certification
9 17 (17.53%) CCNP
10 16 (16.49%) MCP
11 15 (15.46%) MCTS
12 6 (6.19%) Degree
13 4 (4.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 4 (4.12%) MCDST
14 2 (2.06%) ISTQB
15 1 (1.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 1 (1.03%) CCDA
15 1 (1.03%) NCDA
15 1 (1.03%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (16.49%) SLA
System Software
1 60 (61.86%) Active Directory
2 16 (16.49%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (16.49%) Hyper-V
3 7 (7.22%) vSphere
4 5 (5.15%) UAG
5 3 (3.09%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (3.09%) XenApp
5 3 (3.09%) Samba
5 3 (3.09%) VMware ESX
6 2 (2.06%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.03%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (1.03%) Terminal Services
7 1 (1.03%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 12 (12.37%) SCCM
2 2 (2.06%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.06%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.03%) Puppet
3 1 (1.03%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.03%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (1.03%) SCOM
3 1 (1.03%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.03%) Netcool
3 1 (1.03%) WSUS
Vendors
1 63 (64.95%) Microsoft
2 29 (29.90%) VMware
3 18 (18.56%) Citrix
4 14 (14.43%) HP
5 10 (10.31%) Cisco
6 8 (8.25%) Avaya
7 5 (5.15%) Red Hat
7 5 (5.15%) Sonus
8 4 (4.12%) McAfee
9 3 (3.09%) Dell
9 3 (3.09%) Mitel
9 3 (3.09%) SolarWinds
10 2 (2.06%) 3PAR
10 2 (2.06%) Lumension
10 2 (2.06%) Brocade
10 2 (2.06%) ProCurve
10 2 (2.06%) NetApp
10 2 (2.06%) Veritas
10 2 (2.06%) Sun
11 1 (1.03%) IBM
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