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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 241 227 217
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -10
Contract jobs citing MCSA 35 19 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.35% 0.21% 0.24%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.32% 0.82% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 13 9
Average daily rate
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£290 £220 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.81% -26.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £204 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £432 £360 £345
UK excluding London average daily rate £265 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
-11.66% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 2
Average hourly rate £15.50 £20.00 £23.21
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.50% -13.83%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.25 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-10.14% +11.29%
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
2643 2308 2094
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 26.24% 25.27% 23.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1574 1191 1082
Average daily rate £375 £365 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +1.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £220 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £495 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 117 101 111
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.42% +5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £14.00 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £41.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.91 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+13.00% -0.45%

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 31 August 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
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 31 August 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Surrey +3 8 £350 - 7
Hampshire -9 8 £380 +8.88% 3
Berkshire +3 6 £163 - 3
Buckinghamshire - 5 £350 - 1
Oxfordshire - 4 £140 -
West Sussex -25 2 £220 - 3
East Sussex -3 1 - -
Kent - 1 £388 -
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 92 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 60 (65.22%) Windows
3 58 (63.04%) Microsoft
4 49 (53.26%) ITIL
5 48 (52.17%) Active Directory
6 39 (42.39%) MCITP
7 37 (40.22%) MCSE
8 28 (30.43%) Windows 7
9 25 (27.17%) Windows Server 2008
9 25 (27.17%) VMware
10 24 (26.09%) Security Cleared
11 23 (25.00%) CCNA
11 23 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
11 23 (25.00%) LAN
12 22 (23.91%) PowerShell
13 21 (22.83%) SC Cleared
14 20 (21.74%) Cisco
15 19 (20.65%) VMware Infrastructure
15 19 (20.65%) High Availability
16 18 (19.57%) SLA
17 17 (18.48%) HTML
17 17 (18.48%) VBScript
17 17 (18.48%) XML
18 16 (17.39%) MCP
18 16 (17.39%) HP
18 16 (17.39%) A+ Certification
18 16 (17.39%) TCP/IP
18 16 (17.39%) DNS
18 16 (17.39%) Windows Server 2012
19 15 (16.30%) MS Excel

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 13 (14.13%) MS Exchange
2 8 (8.70%) Lync
2 8 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (6.52%) SharePoint
4 5 (5.43%) IIS
4 5 (5.43%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (2.17%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (1.09%) Lotus Domino
7 1 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 15 (16.30%) MS Excel
2 11 (11.96%) MS Office
3 3 (3.26%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (3.26%) SAP CCM
1 3 (3.26%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.61%) Office 365
2 3 (3.26%) IaaS
2 3 (3.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.26%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.17%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.09%) PaaS
4 1 (1.09%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 23 (25.00%) LAN
2 16 (17.39%) DNS
2 16 (17.39%) TCP/IP
3 10 (10.87%) WAN
3 10 (10.87%) DHCP
4 9 (9.78%) Firewall
5 8 (8.70%) VPN
6 7 (7.61%) SAN
7 4 (4.35%) Wireless
7 4 (4.35%) VLAN
8 3 (3.26%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (3.26%) Internet
8 3 (3.26%) VoIP
8 3 (3.26%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (3.26%) Structured Cabling
9 2 (2.17%) SNMP
9 2 (2.17%) Fibre Channel
10 1 (1.09%) Cisco Nexus
10 1 (1.09%) NAS
10 1 (1.09%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (16.30%) SQL Server
2 8 (8.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (5.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (5.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (4.35%) OLAP
4 4 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (4.35%) OLAP Cube
5 3 (3.26%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (3.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (3.26%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (2.17%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (1.09%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.09%) MySQL
7 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 5 (5.43%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (2.17%) StarTeam
2 2 (2.17%) ClearCase
3 1 (1.09%) ClearQuest
General
1 6 (6.52%) Finance
2 2 (2.17%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (2.17%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.17%) Japanese Language
3 1 (1.09%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.09%) Advertising
3 1 (1.09%) Retail
3 1 (1.09%) Billing
3 1 (1.09%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 18 (19.57%) Support Engineer
2 15 (16.30%) Wintel Engineer
3 14 (15.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 12 (13.04%) Network Engineer
5 10 (10.87%) Analyst
6 9 (9.78%) Network Support
7 8 (8.70%) Network Support Engineer
8 7 (7.61%) Consultant
9 6 (6.52%) Service Analyst
9 6 (6.52%) Service Desk Analyst
10 5 (5.43%) 3rd Line Support
11 4 (4.35%) Developer
11 4 (4.35%) SQL Developer
11 4 (4.35%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 4 (4.35%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
11 4 (4.35%) Wintel Consultant
12 3 (3.26%) PC Engineer
12 3 (3.26%) Field Support Engineer
12 3 (3.26%) PC Support
12 3 (3.26%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (18.48%) HTML
1 17 (18.48%) XML
2 1 (1.09%) Software Packaging
2 1 (1.09%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.52%) Data Centre
2 5 (5.43%) Management Information System
2 5 (5.43%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.35%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.26%) Hybrid Cloud
4 3 (3.26%) Clustering
5 2 (2.17%) PKI
5 2 (2.17%) Replication
5 2 (2.17%) Public Cloud
5 2 (2.17%) Private Cloud
5 2 (2.17%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.09%) HP Storage
6 1 (1.09%) Life Science
6 1 (1.09%) CMDB
6 1 (1.09%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.09%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.09%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.09%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 60 (65.22%) Windows
2 28 (30.43%) Windows 7
3 25 (27.17%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (17.39%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (11.96%) Linux
5 11 (11.96%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (7.61%) Windows XP
6 7 (7.61%) Mac OS X
6 7 (7.61%) Windows 8
7 3 (3.26%) Windows Vista
7 3 (3.26%) UNIX
8 2 (2.17%) Solaris
8 2 (2.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.09%) HPUX
9 1 (1.09%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (53.26%) ITIL
2 19 (20.65%) High Availability
3 12 (13.04%) ITIL V3
4 11 (11.96%) Network Design
5 10 (10.87%) Migration
6 6 (6.52%) Incident Management
7 5 (5.43%) Service Management
7 5 (5.43%) Validation
7 5 (5.43%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (4.35%) Configuration Management
8 4 (4.35%) CRM
8 4 (4.35%) ETL
8 4 (4.35%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (4.35%) Change Management
8 4 (4.35%) Problem Management
8 4 (4.35%) Scrum
8 4 (4.35%) Continuous Delivery
8 4 (4.35%) Kimball Methodology
9 3 (3.26%) Performance Tuning
9 3 (3.26%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (23.91%) PowerShell
2 17 (18.48%) VBScript
3 14 (15.22%) SQL
4 1 (1.09%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.09%) C#
4 1 (1.09%) Java
4 1 (1.09%) VB
Qualifications
1 92 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 39 (42.39%) MCITP
3 37 (40.22%) MCSE
4 24 (26.09%) Security Cleared
5 23 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
5 23 (25.00%) CCNA
6 21 (22.83%) SC Cleared
7 16 (17.39%) A+ Certification
7 16 (17.39%) MCP
8 15 (16.30%) Network+ Certification
9 13 (14.13%) CCNP
10 11 (11.96%) MCTS
11 5 (5.43%) Degree
12 4 (4.35%) MOS
12 4 (4.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 2 (2.17%) CCENT
14 1 (1.09%) ACSP
14 1 (1.09%) CCAA
14 1 (1.09%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 1 (1.09%) ACSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (19.57%) SLA
System Software
1 48 (52.17%) Active Directory
2 19 (20.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (11.96%) Hyper-V
4 9 (9.78%) vSphere
5 4 (4.35%) XenApp
6 3 (3.26%) VMware ESX
6 3 (3.26%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (3.26%) XenDesktop
7 2 (2.17%) Samba
8 1 (1.09%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (1.09%) Terminal Services
8 1 (1.09%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 12 (13.04%) SCCM
2 5 (5.43%) SCOM
2 5 (5.43%) Norton AntiVirus
2 5 (5.43%) Backup Exec
2 5 (5.43%) WSUS
3 3 (3.26%) CA Spectrum
3 3 (3.26%) Nagios
3 3 (3.26%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.09%) Tivoli
4 1 (1.09%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (1.09%) Puppet
4 1 (1.09%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.09%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 58 (63.04%) Microsoft
2 25 (27.17%) VMware
3 20 (21.74%) Cisco
4 16 (17.39%) HP
5 14 (15.22%) Citrix
6 6 (6.52%) Symantec
7 5 (5.43%) McAfee
8 4 (4.35%) 3PAR
8 4 (4.35%) Oracle
9 3 (3.26%) SAP
9 3 (3.26%) CA
9 3 (3.26%) JD Edwards
9 3 (3.26%) CheckPoint
9 3 (3.26%) BT
10 2 (2.17%) SolarWinds
10 2 (2.17%) ProCurve
10 2 (2.17%) Mitel
10 2 (2.17%) Brocade
10 2 (2.17%) Red Hat
10 2 (2.17%) Avaya