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 28 June 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
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 238 218 213
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -5
Contract jobs citing MCSA 31 44 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.35% 0.47% 0.36%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.23% 1.91% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 21 14
Median daily rate £350 £323 £220
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.52% +46.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £150 £149
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £400 £243
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £316 £220
% change year-on-year
+5.92% +43.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 11 11
Median hourly rate £43.00 £18.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+138.88% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.26 £14.50 £15.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.40 £22.50 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £18.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+108.33% +14.28%
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
2511 2305 2430
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 27.97% 24.81% 27.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1474 1306 1198
Median daily rate £400 £390 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £265 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £481
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 118 100
Median hourly rate £28.90 £21.55 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.10% +26.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.04 £14.17
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.63 £24.12 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+18.67% +20.60%

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 28 June 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
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 28 June 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the South East region over the 3 months to 28 June 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
Berkshire -2 12 £350 +21.73% 4
West Sussex -10 5 £375 +70.45% 1
Surrey -14 4 £350 +12.90% 6
Hampshire 0 3 £360 +11.62% 3
Oxfordshire +10 2 £331 +231.25% 1
Kent - 2 £110 - 2
Buckinghamshire +8 1 - - 2
Home Counties - 1 £285 -
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 74 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 61 (82.43%) Windows
3 54 (72.97%) MCSE
3 54 (72.97%) VMware
4 45 (60.81%) Microsoft
4 45 (60.81%) VMware Infrastructure
5 42 (56.76%) Windows Server
6 37 (50.00%) MS Excel
7 33 (44.59%) HP
8 30 (40.54%) Windows Server 2012
8 30 (40.54%) Hyper-V
9 27 (36.49%) Active Directory
10 25 (33.78%) TCP/IP
11 24 (32.43%) DHCP
11 24 (32.43%) DNS
12 23 (31.08%) vSphere
13 22 (29.73%) MS Exchange
13 22 (29.73%) Windows Server 2003
14 20 (27.03%) MCP
15 19 (25.68%) ITIL
15 19 (25.68%) PowerShell
16 18 (24.32%) Linux
17 16 (21.62%) SAN
17 16 (21.62%) Backup Exec
18 15 (20.27%) NetBackup
18 15 (20.27%) Intel Security
18 15 (20.27%) MCSD
18 15 (20.27%) MS Office
18 15 (20.27%) VBScript
18 15 (20.27%) Cisco

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 22 (29.73%) MS Exchange
2 9 (12.16%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (6.76%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (6.76%) SharePoint
4 3 (4.05%) IIS
4 3 (4.05%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 37 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 15 (20.27%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (10.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (8.11%) IaaS
2 6 (8.11%) Office 365
3 3 (4.05%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (4.05%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (2.70%) PaaS
4 2 (2.70%) SaaS
5 1 (1.35%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 25 (33.78%) TCP/IP
2 24 (32.43%) DHCP
2 24 (32.43%) DNS
3 16 (21.62%) SAN
4 14 (18.92%) HTTP
5 13 (17.57%) IPsec
5 13 (17.57%) IPv6
5 13 (17.57%) Software-Defined Networking
5 13 (17.57%) VPN
6 9 (12.16%) Firewall
7 8 (10.81%) Ethernet
7 8 (10.81%) Fibre Channel
8 6 (8.11%) BGP
9 4 (5.41%) Internet
10 3 (4.05%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (2.70%) LAN
11 2 (2.70%) VLAN
11 2 (2.70%) WAN
11 2 (2.70%) Wireshark
12 1 (1.35%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.05%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 2 (2.70%) AdminStudio
1 2 (2.70%) InstallShield
1 2 (2.70%) MSI
General
1 12 (16.22%) Marketing
2 5 (6.76%) Finance
3 1 (1.35%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.35%) Banking
3 1 (1.35%) Games
Job Titles
1 26 (35.14%) Support Engineer
2 14 (18.92%) Wintel Engineer
3 12 (16.22%) Wintel Support
4 11 (14.86%) Server Engineer
5 9 (12.16%) Server Support
5 9 (12.16%) Server Support Engineer
5 9 (12.16%) Wintel Server Engineer
5 9 (12.16%) Wintel Support Engineer
6 8 (10.81%) Virtualisation Engineer
7 7 (9.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 7 (9.46%) Network Engineer
7 7 (9.46%) Network Support
7 7 (9.46%) Network Support Engineer
8 6 (8.11%) Analyst
8 6 (8.11%) Consultant
9 4 (5.41%) IT Engineer
10 3 (4.05%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
10 3 (4.05%) VMware Consultant
10 3 (4.05%) Windows Engineer
10 3 (4.05%) Wintel Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (17.57%) CSS
2 8 (10.81%) XML
3 6 (8.11%) .NET
4 2 (2.70%) HTML
4 2 (2.70%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 13 (17.57%) Computer Science
1 13 (17.57%) Public Cloud
2 12 (16.22%) Driving Licence
3 11 (14.86%) Data Centre
4 7 (9.46%) PKI
5 4 (5.41%) Management Information System
6 3 (4.05%) Clustering
6 3 (4.05%) Contactless
6 3 (4.05%) Fat Client
6 3 (4.05%) Thin Client
7 2 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (2.70%) Private Cloud
8 1 (1.35%) Blackberry
8 1 (1.35%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (1.35%) EMC VNXe
8 1 (1.35%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 61 (82.43%) Windows
2 42 (56.76%) Windows Server
3 30 (40.54%) Windows Server 2012
4 22 (29.73%) Windows Server 2003
5 18 (24.32%) Linux
6 15 (20.27%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (13.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (8.11%) Ubuntu
8 6 (8.11%) Windows 7
9 1 (1.35%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.35%) Windows 10
9 1 (1.35%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.35%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (25.68%) ITIL
2 14 (18.92%) Load Balancing
2 14 (18.92%) Presales
3 13 (17.57%) Mentoring
4 12 (16.22%) Process Improvement
4 12 (16.22%) Workflow
5 7 (9.46%) ITIL V3
6 6 (8.11%) Problem Management
6 6 (8.11%) Service Delivery
6 6 (8.11%) Software Testing
7 5 (6.76%) CRM
8 4 (5.41%) Logistics
9 3 (4.05%) Application Packaging
9 3 (4.05%) Change Management
9 3 (4.05%) Configuration Management
9 3 (4.05%) Migration
9 3 (4.05%) Project Management
9 3 (4.05%) Root Cause Analysis
9 3 (4.05%) Service Management
9 3 (4.05%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (25.68%) PowerShell
2 15 (20.27%) VBScript
3 11 (14.86%) VB
4 6 (8.11%) C
4 6 (8.11%) C#
4 6 (8.11%) C++
5 3 (4.05%) SQL
Qualifications
1 74 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 54 (72.97%) MCSE
3 20 (27.03%) MCP
4 15 (20.27%) MCSD
5 13 (17.57%) CCNA
5 13 (17.57%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (17.57%) Degree
6 10 (13.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 8 (10.81%) Security Cleared
8 6 (8.11%) MCITP
9 4 (5.41%) DV Cleared
10 3 (4.05%) CCAA
10 3 (4.05%) CCENT
10 3 (4.05%) Citrix Certification
10 3 (4.05%) MCDST
10 3 (4.05%) SC Cleared
11 2 (2.70%) Check Point Certification
12 1 (1.35%) DBS Check
12 1 (1.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.05%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (2.70%) SLA
System Software
1 45 (60.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 30 (40.54%) Hyper-V
3 27 (36.49%) Active Directory
4 23 (31.08%) vSphere
5 4 (5.41%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (4.05%) VMware ESX
7 2 (2.70%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (1.35%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (1.35%) XenApp
8 1 (1.35%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 16 (21.62%) Backup Exec
2 15 (20.27%) McAfee ePO
2 15 (20.27%) NetBackup
2 15 (20.27%) WSUS
3 12 (16.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 9 (12.16%) SCCM
5 3 (4.05%) BladeLogic
5 3 (4.05%) Microsoft Clustering
5 3 (4.05%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (1.35%) SCDPM
6 1 (1.35%) SCOM
6 1 (1.35%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 54 (72.97%) VMware
2 45 (60.81%) Microsoft
3 33 (44.59%) HP
4 15 (20.27%) Cisco
4 15 (20.27%) Intel Security
5 10 (13.51%) Red Hat
6 9 (12.16%) Dell
7 8 (10.81%) Hitachi
7 8 (10.81%) IBM
7 8 (10.81%) Intel
8 6 (8.11%) Citrix
9 4 (5.41%) Symantec
10 3 (4.05%) 3PAR
10 3 (4.05%) EMC
10 3 (4.05%) Oracle
10 3 (4.05%) ServiceNow
10 3 (4.05%) Wyse
11 2 (2.70%) CheckPoint
12 1 (1.35%) Apple
12 1 (1.35%) Meru Networks