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 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 231 227 215
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -12
Contract jobs citing MCSA 36 21 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.38% 0.23% 0.26%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.46% 0.89% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 14 10
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£349 £220 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+58.40% -18.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £205 £192
10% offered a daily rate of more than £394 £268 £335
UK excluding London average daily rate £303 £223 £251
% change year-on-year
+35.95% -11.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 4
Average hourly rate £15.50 £18.00 £17.61
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.88% +2.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £14.60 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.42 £20.00 £23.21
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
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
2469 2370 2089
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 25.93% 25.74% 24.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1469 1165 1081
Average daily rate £375 £353 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.38% -3.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 82 112
Average hourly rate £21.55 £17.07 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.24% -14.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £14.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+26.31% -9.52%

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 3 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 3 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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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 +4 11 £348 +88.10% 6
Surrey +4 10 £288 - 8
Berkshire +4 6 £175 - 3
Buckinghamshire -8 3 £400 +45.45% 4
West Sussex -18 2 £220 - 4
Oxfordshire - 2 £100 -
East Sussex -10 1 - -
Kent - 1 £388 - 2
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 3 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.

1 104 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 68 (65.38%) Windows
3 62 (59.62%) Microsoft
4 59 (56.73%) ITIL
5 57 (54.81%) Active Directory
6 39 (37.50%) MCSE
7 37 (35.58%) MCITP
8 34 (32.69%) Windows 7
9 30 (28.85%) Security Cleared
9 30 (28.85%) Windows Server 2008
10 29 (27.88%) LAN
11 28 (26.92%) VMware
12 27 (25.96%) SC Cleared
13 25 (24.04%) PowerShell
13 25 (24.04%) Cisco Certification
13 25 (24.04%) CCNA
14 23 (22.12%) High Availability
15 21 (20.19%) A+ Certification
15 21 (20.19%) SLA
15 21 (20.19%) HTML
15 21 (20.19%) VBScript
15 21 (20.19%) XML
16 20 (19.23%) MCP
17 19 (18.27%) Cisco
17 19 (18.27%) TCP/IP
17 19 (18.27%) Network+ Certification
18 18 (17.31%) DNS
18 18 (17.31%) SQL Server
19 17 (16.35%) CCNP
19 17 (16.35%) VMware Infrastructure

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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 16 (15.38%) MS Exchange
2 11 (10.58%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (7.69%) IIS
4 7 (6.73%) SharePoint
5 6 (5.77%) Lync
6 4 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (3.85%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (1.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.96%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 14 (13.46%) MS Office
2 10 (9.62%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.92%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.92%) SAP CCM
1 2 (1.92%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 8 (7.69%) Office 365
2 5 (4.81%) IaaS
2 5 (4.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (4.81%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (3.85%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.96%) PaaS
4 1 (0.96%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 29 (27.88%) LAN
2 19 (18.27%) TCP/IP
3 18 (17.31%) DNS
4 13 (12.50%) DHCP
5 11 (10.58%) WAN
6 9 (8.65%) VPN
7 8 (7.69%) Firewall
8 7 (6.73%) SAN
9 6 (5.77%) VoIP
10 5 (4.81%) Internet
11 4 (3.85%) Wi-Fi
11 4 (3.85%) VLAN
12 3 (2.88%) Cisco ASA
13 2 (1.92%) Fibre Channel
13 2 (1.92%) Structured Cabling
13 2 (1.92%) Wireless
13 2 (1.92%) SNMP
14 1 (0.96%) Ethernet
14 1 (0.96%) Network Security
14 1 (0.96%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (17.31%) SQL Server
2 8 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (6.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (6.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 6 (5.77%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (4.81%) OLAP
5 5 (4.81%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (4.81%) OLAP Cube
6 4 (3.85%) Amazon RDS
6 4 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.96%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.96%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (0.96%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.96%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.96%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (6.73%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.92%) StarTeam
2 2 (1.92%) ClearCase
3 1 (0.96%) WinRunner
3 1 (0.96%) TestDirector
3 1 (0.96%) HP UFT
3 1 (0.96%) ClearQuest
General
1 9 (8.65%) Finance
2 3 (2.88%) Japanese Language
3 2 (1.92%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (1.92%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.96%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.96%) Advertising
4 1 (0.96%) Retail
4 1 (0.96%) Billing
4 1 (0.96%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 22 (21.15%) Support Engineer
2 20 (19.23%) Wintel Engineer
3 19 (18.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 13 (12.50%) Network Engineer
5 12 (11.54%) Analyst
6 10 (9.62%) Network Support
7 9 (8.65%) Network Support Engineer
8 8 (7.69%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
9 7 (6.73%) Consultant
10 6 (5.77%) Developer
10 6 (5.77%) Service Desk Analyst
10 6 (5.77%) SQL Developer
10 6 (5.77%) Service Analyst
10 6 (5.77%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 5 (4.81%) 2nd Line Support
12 4 (3.85%) Field Engineer
12 4 (3.85%) Support Analyst
12 4 (3.85%) Field Service Engineer
12 4 (3.85%) Field Support Engineer
12 4 (3.85%) PC Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (20.19%) HTML
1 21 (20.19%) XML
2 2 (1.92%) Application Packaging
3 1 (0.96%) Software Packaging
3 1 (0.96%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.62%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (7.69%) Data Centre
3 5 (4.81%) Management Information System
3 5 (4.81%) Clustering
4 4 (3.85%) Computer Science
4 4 (3.85%) PKI
5 3 (2.88%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.92%) Replication
7 1 (0.96%) Freedom of Information
7 1 (0.96%) Life Science
7 1 (0.96%) CMDB
7 1 (0.96%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.96%) HP Storage
7 1 (0.96%) PDA
7 1 (0.96%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.96%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 68 (65.38%) Windows
2 34 (32.69%) Windows 7
3 30 (28.85%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (14.42%) Windows Server 2012
4 15 (14.42%) Linux
5 10 (9.62%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (7.69%) Windows XP
7 7 (6.73%) Mac OS X
8 6 (5.77%) Windows 8
9 4 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (2.88%) UNIX
11 2 (1.92%) Solaris
12 1 (0.96%) AIX
12 1 (0.96%) HPUX
12 1 (0.96%) VMS
12 1 (0.96%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (56.73%) ITIL
2 23 (22.12%) High Availability
3 16 (15.38%) ITIL V3
4 13 (12.50%) Network Design
5 11 (10.58%) Migration
6 7 (6.73%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (6.73%) CRM
7 6 (5.77%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (5.77%) Configuration Management
7 6 (5.77%) Scrum
7 6 (5.77%) Kimball Methodology
7 6 (5.77%) Continuous Delivery
8 5 (4.81%) ETL
8 5 (4.81%) Validation
8 5 (4.81%) Change Management
8 5 (4.81%) Incident Management
9 4 (3.85%) Problem Management
10 3 (2.88%) Technical Architecture
10 3 (2.88%) Time Management
10 3 (2.88%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (24.04%) PowerShell
2 21 (20.19%) VBScript
3 14 (13.46%) SQL
4 1 (0.96%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.96%) C#
4 1 (0.96%) Java
4 1 (0.96%) VB
Qualifications
1 104 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 39 (37.50%) MCSE
3 37 (35.58%) MCITP
4 30 (28.85%) Security Cleared
5 27 (25.96%) SC Cleared
6 25 (24.04%) Cisco Certification
6 25 (24.04%) CCNA
7 21 (20.19%) A+ Certification
8 20 (19.23%) MCP
9 19 (18.27%) Network+ Certification
10 17 (16.35%) CCNP
11 10 (9.62%) MCTS
12 6 (5.77%) Degree
13 3 (2.88%) MOS
13 3 (2.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 1 (0.96%) CCDA
14 1 (0.96%) Citrix Certification
14 1 (0.96%) CCENT
14 1 (0.96%) ISTQB
14 1 (0.96%) ACSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (20.19%) SLA
System Software
1 57 (54.81%) Active Directory
2 17 (16.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (13.46%) Hyper-V
4 9 (8.65%) vSphere
5 5 (4.81%) VMware ESX
6 4 (3.85%) XenApp
7 3 (2.88%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (1.92%) UAG
8 2 (1.92%) Samba
8 2 (1.92%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.96%) XenServer
9 1 (0.96%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.96%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 15 (14.42%) SCCM
2 4 (3.85%) WSUS
3 3 (2.88%) Backup Exec
3 3 (2.88%) SCOM
3 3 (2.88%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (1.92%) NetBackup
4 2 (1.92%) Nagios
4 2 (1.92%) CA Spectrum
5 1 (0.96%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.96%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.96%) Netcool
5 1 (0.96%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.96%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.96%) Puppet
5 1 (0.96%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 62 (59.62%) Microsoft
2 28 (26.92%) VMware
3 19 (18.27%) Cisco
4 15 (14.42%) HP
4 15 (14.42%) Citrix
5 4 (3.85%) Red Hat
5 4 (3.85%) Symantec
5 4 (3.85%) McAfee
5 4 (3.85%) 3PAR
6 3 (2.88%) Mitel
6 3 (2.88%) Avaya
6 3 (2.88%) Oracle
7 2 (1.92%) SAP
7 2 (1.92%) CA
7 2 (1.92%) JD Edwards
7 2 (1.92%) CheckPoint
7 2 (1.92%) Brocade
7 2 (1.92%) ProCurve
7 2 (1.92%) BT
7 2 (1.92%) SolarWinds
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