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 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 223 220 200
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -20
Contract jobs citing MCSA 26 16 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.28% 0.19% 0.24%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.02% 0.76% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 3 11
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£320 £325 £191
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% +70.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £349 £365 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £250 £250
% change year-on-year
+29.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 10 4
Average hourly rate - £15.13 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.31%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £14.00 £12.69
% change year-on-year
+50.00% +10.32%
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
2551 2092 1597
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 27.82% 24.84% 20.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1230 991 728
Average daily rate £375 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £222 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £506 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 111 129
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% -41.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.25 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.25
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.83%

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 28 January 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 28 January 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
Hampshire -11 13 £323 - 5
West Sussex - 8 £220 - 2
Berkshire +4 2 - - 6
Kent - 1 £250 - 1
Middlesex - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Surrey - - - - 3
Buckinghamshire - - - - 2
East Sussex - - - -
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 77 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 64 (83.12%) Microsoft
3 62 (80.52%) Active Directory
4 61 (79.22%) Windows
5 46 (59.74%) ITIL
6 42 (54.55%) MCITP
7 36 (46.75%) Security Cleared
8 35 (45.45%) PowerShell
9 32 (41.56%) VBScript
10 31 (40.26%) HTML
10 31 (40.26%) XML
11 30 (38.96%) MCSE
11 30 (38.96%) High Availability
12 29 (37.66%) SC Cleared
13 25 (32.47%) VMware
14 20 (25.97%) MS Exchange
15 17 (22.08%) Windows Server 2008
16 16 (20.78%) MS Excel
16 16 (20.78%) MCP
17 14 (18.18%) MS Office
17 14 (18.18%) HP
17 14 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
18 12 (15.58%) Citrix
19 11 (14.29%) DNS
19 11 (14.29%) MCTS
20 10 (12.99%) Windows Server 2003
20 10 (12.99%) DHCP
21 9 (11.69%) Cisco
21 9 (11.69%) Degree
22 8 (10.39%) Windows Server 2012

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 (25.97%) MS Exchange
2 6 (7.79%) IIS
3 5 (6.49%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (6.49%) Office Communications Server
3 5 (6.49%) Lync
4 4 (5.19%) SharePoint
5 3 (3.90%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (3.90%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.30%) Apache
7 1 (1.30%) Tomcat
7 1 (1.30%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 16 (20.78%) MS Excel
2 14 (18.18%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.90%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (3.90%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (3.90%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (3.90%) IaaS
1 3 (3.90%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (14.29%) DNS
2 10 (12.99%) DHCP
3 6 (7.79%) LAN
3 6 (7.79%) VoIP
4 5 (6.49%) WAN
4 5 (6.49%) SAN
5 4 (5.19%) Firewall
5 4 (5.19%) TCP/IP
6 3 (3.90%) Internet
6 3 (3.90%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (2.60%) WLAN
8 1 (1.30%) HTTP
8 1 (1.30%) Kerberos
8 1 (1.30%) SNMP
8 1 (1.30%) LDAP
8 1 (1.30%) SSL
8 1 (1.30%) VLAN
8 1 (1.30%) PABX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.49%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (3.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (3.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (3.90%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (3.90%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 3 (3.90%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (3.90%) Finance
2 1 (1.30%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 27 (35.06%) Wintel Engineer
2 17 (22.08%) Support Engineer
3 12 (15.58%) Consultant
4 9 (11.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (7.79%) Technical Consultant
6 5 (6.49%) Architect
6 5 (6.49%) Desktop Engineer
6 5 (6.49%) Server Engineer
7 4 (5.19%) Wintel Support Engineer
7 4 (5.19%) Wintel Server Engineer
7 4 (5.19%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 4 (5.19%) Server Support Engineer
7 4 (5.19%) Wintel Support
7 4 (5.19%) Desktop Support
7 4 (5.19%) Server Support
7 4 (5.19%) 3rd Line Support
7 4 (5.19%) 2nd Line Support
7 4 (5.19%) Administrator
8 3 (3.90%) Systems Administrator
8 3 (3.90%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (40.26%) HTML
1 31 (40.26%) XML
2 1 (1.30%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.79%) Computer Science
2 3 (3.90%) PKI
3 2 (2.60%) Replication
4 1 (1.30%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.30%) Clustering
4 1 (1.30%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 61 (79.22%) Windows
2 17 (22.08%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (12.99%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (10.39%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (9.09%) Windows 7
6 4 (5.19%) Linux
6 4 (5.19%) Windows XP
7 3 (3.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (2.60%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.30%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (59.74%) ITIL
2 30 (38.96%) High Availability
3 8 (10.39%) Validation
4 5 (6.49%) B2B
5 4 (5.19%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (3.90%) CRM
6 3 (3.90%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (3.90%) Scrum
6 3 (3.90%) Change Management
6 3 (3.90%) Configuration Management
6 3 (3.90%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (3.90%) Kimball Methodology
7 2 (2.60%) ITIL V3
7 2 (2.60%) Network Design
8 1 (1.30%) PRINCE2
8 1 (1.30%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (1.30%) Project Management
8 1 (1.30%) Document Management
8 1 (1.30%) Incident Management
8 1 (1.30%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 35 (45.45%) PowerShell
2 32 (41.56%) VBScript
3 3 (3.90%) SQL
4 2 (2.60%) VB
5 1 (1.30%) C
Qualifications
1 77 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 42 (54.55%) MCITP
3 36 (46.75%) Security Cleared
4 30 (38.96%) MCSE
5 29 (37.66%) SC Cleared
6 16 (20.78%) MCP
7 11 (14.29%) MCTS
8 9 (11.69%) Degree
9 8 (10.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 7 (9.09%) MCDST
10 7 (9.09%) DV Cleared
11 5 (6.49%) CCNA
11 5 (6.49%) Cisco Certification
12 4 (5.19%) CCNP
13 2 (2.60%) A+ Certification
13 2 (2.60%) Network+ Certification
14 1 (1.30%) HND
14 1 (1.30%) CCA
14 1 (1.30%) Citrix Certification
14 1 (1.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.79%) SLA
System Software
1 62 (80.52%) Active Directory
2 14 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (7.79%) Hyper-V
4 5 (6.49%) vSphere
4 5 (6.49%) UAG
5 2 (2.60%) Forefront TMG
5 2 (2.60%) VMware ESX
5 2 (2.60%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (2.60%) ISA Server
6 1 (1.30%) Samba
6 1 (1.30%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 4 (5.19%) SCCM
2 3 (3.90%) Backup Exec
3 2 (2.60%) WSUS
4 1 (1.30%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 64 (83.12%) Microsoft
2 25 (32.47%) VMware
3 14 (18.18%) HP
4 12 (15.58%) Citrix
5 9 (11.69%) Cisco
6 5 (6.49%) Avaya
6 5 (6.49%) McAfee
6 5 (6.49%) Sonus
7 4 (5.19%) Lumension
7 4 (5.19%) Sun
8 3 (3.90%) Dell
8 3 (3.90%) Red Hat
9 2 (2.60%) Websense
9 2 (2.60%) Remedy
9 2 (2.60%) NetApp
9 2 (2.60%) IBM
10 1 (1.30%) SAP
10 1 (1.30%) EMC
10 1 (1.30%) Lotus
10 1 (1.30%) Apple