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 24 January 2017 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
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
England / South East
Rank 195 217 217
Rank change year-on-year
+22 0
Contract jobs citing MCSA 41 32 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.56% 0.39% 0.35%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.03% 1.42% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 19 16
Median daily rate £348 £330 £321
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.30% +2.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £275 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £405 £349
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Median hourly rate - £45.00 £26.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +71.42%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £35.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-53.57% +66.66%

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
2022 2253 2545
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 27.68% 27.47% 27.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 1223 1333 1223
Median daily rate £410 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 112 128 115
Median hourly rate £23.00 £45.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.88% +143.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £60.62 £45.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £40.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-27.50% +105.12%

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 24 January 2017.

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 24 January 2017. 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 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
Hampshire +17 11 £330 -8.96% 1
Buckinghamshire +10 10 £363 +25.00% 2
Kent - 10 £350 - 2
Surrey +11 4 £325 -1.51% 4
Berkshire +10 3 £185 -50.89% 2
West Sussex -4 3 - - 1
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, 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 57 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 51 (89.47%) Windows
3 49 (85.96%) Active Directory
4 43 (75.44%) Microsoft
5 39 (68.42%) Windows Server
6 37 (64.91%) VMware
7 32 (56.14%) Windows Server 2012
8 30 (52.63%) MCITP
9 27 (47.37%) ITIL
10 26 (45.61%) MCSE
10 26 (45.61%) Security Cleared
10 26 (45.61%) Windows Server 2008
11 23 (40.35%) Cisco
12 22 (38.60%) Windows Server 2003
13 21 (36.84%) PowerShell
14 20 (35.09%) VMware Infrastructure
14 20 (35.09%) SC Cleared
15 19 (33.33%) MCP
16 18 (31.58%) SAN
16 18 (31.58%) Windows 7
17 17 (29.82%) Firewall
18 14 (24.56%) CCNP
18 14 (24.56%) Cisco Certification
18 14 (24.56%) VBScript
18 14 (24.56%) MS Exchange
18 14 (24.56%) DHCP
18 14 (24.56%) Skype for Business
18 14 (24.56%) Skype
19 12 (21.05%) DNS
19 12 (21.05%) XML

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 14 (24.56%) MS Exchange
1 14 (24.56%) Skype for Business
2 11 (19.30%) Exchange Server 2010
2 11 (19.30%) SharePoint
3 8 (14.04%) IIS
4 3 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (3.51%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 6 (10.53%) MS Office
2 5 (8.77%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 11 (19.30%) Office 365
2 4 (7.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.51%) AWS CloudFormation
3 2 (3.51%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (3.51%) IaaS
3 2 (3.51%) Yammer
4 1 (1.75%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (31.58%) SAN
2 17 (29.82%) Firewall
3 14 (24.56%) DHCP
3 14 (24.56%) Skype
4 12 (21.05%) DNS
5 9 (15.79%) VoIP
6 6 (10.53%) Cisco Nexus
6 6 (10.53%) LAN
6 6 (10.53%) WAN
7 4 (7.02%) VPN
8 3 (5.26%) Internet
9 2 (3.51%) Network Security
9 2 (3.51%) Remote Desktop
9 2 (3.51%) TCP/IP
10 1 (1.75%) Cisco ASA
10 1 (1.75%) IPv4
10 1 (1.75%) iSCSI
10 1 (1.75%) NAS
10 1 (1.75%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (15.79%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.02%) Big Data
3 2 (3.51%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (3.51%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (3.51%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (3.51%) Git (software)
1 2 (3.51%) Jenkins
1 2 (3.51%) JIRA
2 1 (1.75%) StarTeam
General
1 12 (21.05%) Finance
2 4 (7.02%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.51%) Marketing
4 1 (1.75%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 14 (24.56%) Wintel Engineer
2 13 (22.81%) Systems Engineer
2 13 (22.81%) Windows Engineer
3 12 (21.05%) Windows Systems Engineer
4 10 (17.54%) Server Engineer
5 8 (14.04%) Analyst
6 5 (8.77%) Architect
7 4 (7.02%) Build Engineer
7 4 (7.02%) Wintel Analyst
7 4 (7.02%) Wintel Server Engineer
8 3 (5.26%) Active Directory Analyst
8 3 (5.26%) IT Engineer
8 3 (5.26%) Support Analyst
8 3 (5.26%) Windows Specialist
9 2 (3.51%) Active Directory Engineer
9 2 (3.51%) Cloud Specialist
9 2 (3.51%) Microsoft Engineer
9 2 (3.51%) Office 365 Engineer
9 2 (3.51%) Senior Design Engineer
9 2 (3.51%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (21.05%) XML
2 5 (8.77%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.79%) Data Centre
2 4 (7.02%) Private Cloud
3 3 (5.26%) Clustering
4 2 (3.51%) Blackberry
4 2 (3.51%) Client/Server
4 2 (3.51%) Enterprise Cloud
4 2 (3.51%) PKI
4 2 (3.51%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (3.51%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.75%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.75%) Cyber Attack
5 1 (1.75%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.75%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 51 (89.47%) Windows
2 39 (68.42%) Windows Server
3 32 (56.14%) Windows Server 2012
4 26 (45.61%) Windows Server 2008
5 22 (38.60%) Windows Server 2003
6 18 (31.58%) Windows 7
7 8 (14.04%) Windows 10
8 4 (7.02%) Solaris
8 4 (7.02%) Windows 8
9 3 (5.26%) Windows XP
10 2 (3.51%) Linux
10 2 (3.51%) Mac OS
10 2 (3.51%) Mac OS X
11 1 (1.75%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (47.37%) ITIL
2 7 (12.28%) Change Management
3 6 (10.53%) Server Patching
3 6 (10.53%) Validation
4 5 (8.77%) High Availability
4 5 (8.77%) Server Building
5 4 (7.02%) Analytics
5 4 (7.02%) Converged Infrastructure
5 4 (7.02%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (5.26%) Incident Management
6 3 (5.26%) Service Delivery
7 2 (3.51%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (3.51%) Configuration Management
7 2 (3.51%) Content Management
7 2 (3.51%) ITIL V3
7 2 (3.51%) Network Management
7 2 (3.51%) Network Security Management
7 2 (3.51%) Security Management
7 2 (3.51%) Technical Architecture
7 2 (3.51%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 21 (36.84%) PowerShell
2 14 (24.56%) VBScript
3 7 (12.28%) SQL
4 2 (3.51%) Bash Shell
4 2 (3.51%) Python
Qualifications
1 57 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 30 (52.63%) MCITP
3 26 (45.61%) MCSE
3 26 (45.61%) Security Cleared
4 20 (35.09%) SC Cleared
5 19 (33.33%) MCP
6 14 (24.56%) CCNP
6 14 (24.56%) Cisco Certification
7 11 (19.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 10 (17.54%) CCNA
9 5 (8.77%) DV Cleared
10 4 (7.02%) CCIE
10 4 (7.02%) VCP4
10 4 (7.02%) VCP5
11 3 (5.26%) A+ Certification
11 3 (5.26%) Degree
11 3 (5.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 1 (1.75%) ISTQB
12 1 (1.75%) MCDST
12 1 (1.75%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.02%) SLA
2 2 (3.51%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 49 (85.96%) Active Directory
2 20 (35.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (21.05%) Hyper-V
4 7 (12.28%) UAG
4 7 (12.28%) VMware ESX
5 5 (8.77%) Forefront TMG
5 5 (8.77%) ISA Server
6 3 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (5.26%) vSphere
7 1 (1.75%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 12 (21.05%) Nessus
2 5 (8.77%) SCCM
3 4 (7.02%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 4 (7.02%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (3.51%) Puppet
5 1 (1.75%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (1.75%) Netcool
5 1 (1.75%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 43 (75.44%) Microsoft
2 37 (64.91%) VMware
3 23 (40.35%) Cisco
4 12 (21.05%) LANDesk
4 12 (21.05%) SolarWinds
5 11 (19.30%) NetApp
6 7 (12.28%) Forcepoint
7 6 (10.53%) HP
8 5 (8.77%) Intel Security
9 4 (7.02%) Altiris
9 4 (7.02%) Apple
9 4 (7.02%) Supermicro
10 3 (5.26%) Citrix
10 3 (5.26%) Remedy
11 2 (3.51%) CheckPoint
11 2 (3.51%) Computacenter
12 1 (1.75%) Dell
12 1 (1.75%) Sophos
12 1 (1.75%) Veeam
12 1 (1.75%) Veritas
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