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 30 August 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
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 247 242 230
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -12
Contract jobs citing MCSA 16 34 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.18% 0.35% 0.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.72% 1.32% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 15 13
Median daily rate £350 £305 £220
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.75% +38.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £163 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £464 £436 £360
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £260 £300
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 3
Median hourly rate £20.83 £15.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.38% -22.50%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.17 £15.50 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+36.54% -10.14%
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
2235 2576 2327
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 25.79% 26.51% 25.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1372 1527 1197
Median daily rate £400 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £265 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £377 £355
% change year-on-year
-0.39% +6.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 115 105
Median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+55.55% +18.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.15 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £19.91
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +13.00%

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 30 August 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
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 30 August 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
Hampshire -1 5 £355 -6.57% 2
Berkshire +1 4 £350 +115.38% 4
Kent +7 2 £110 -71.61% 1
West Sussex -5 1 £375 +70.45% 1
Home Counties - 1 £285 -
Middlesex - 1 £325 - 1
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 August 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 60 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 49 (81.67%) Windows
3 42 (70.00%) Microsoft
4 38 (63.33%) MCSE
5 37 (61.67%) VMware
6 34 (56.67%) Windows Server
7 30 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 29 (48.33%) DHCP
8 29 (48.33%) DNS
9 25 (41.67%) MS Excel
9 25 (41.67%) Active Directory
9 25 (41.67%) Windows Server 2012
10 24 (40.00%) Hyper-V
11 22 (36.67%) PowerShell
11 22 (36.67%) HP
11 22 (36.67%) TCP/IP
12 20 (33.33%) ITIL
13 17 (28.33%) VBScript
14 16 (26.67%) SAN
14 16 (26.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 16 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
15 15 (25.00%) MCP
15 15 (25.00%) MCSD
15 15 (25.00%) Linux
16 14 (23.33%) VPN
16 14 (23.33%) HTTP
16 14 (23.33%) Load Balancing
16 14 (23.33%) Presales
17 13 (21.67%) Software-Defined Networking
17 13 (21.67%) Public Cloud

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 12 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 8 (13.33%) SharePoint
3 6 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (5.00%) IIS
4 3 (5.00%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 25 (41.67%) MS Excel
2 5 (8.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (15.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (11.67%) Office 365
3 6 (10.00%) IaaS
4 4 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (5.00%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (3.33%) PaaS
6 2 (3.33%) SaaS
7 1 (1.67%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 29 (48.33%) DHCP
1 29 (48.33%) DNS
2 22 (36.67%) TCP/IP
3 16 (26.67%) SAN
4 14 (23.33%) HTTP
4 14 (23.33%) VPN
5 13 (21.67%) IPsec
5 13 (21.67%) IPv6
5 13 (21.67%) Software-Defined Networking
6 8 (13.33%) Firewall
7 6 (10.00%) BGP
8 5 (8.33%) Ethernet
8 5 (8.33%) Fibre Channel
8 5 (8.33%) Internet
9 3 (5.00%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (3.33%) Cisco Nexus
10 2 (3.33%) LAN
10 2 (3.33%) Network Security
10 2 (3.33%) WAN
10 2 (3.33%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.00%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (1.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (3.33%) AdminStudio
1 2 (3.33%) InstallShield
1 2 (3.33%) MSI
General
1 12 (20.00%) Marketing
2 3 (5.00%) Finance
3 1 (1.67%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.67%) Games
Job Titles
1 18 (30.00%) Support Engineer
2 9 (15.00%) Wintel Engineer
3 7 (11.67%) Network Engineer
3 7 (11.67%) Network Support
3 7 (11.67%) Network Support Engineer
4 6 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (8.33%) Consultant
5 5 (8.33%) Virtualisation Engineer
6 4 (6.67%) Build Engineer
6 4 (6.67%) IT Engineer
6 4 (6.67%) Server Engineer
6 4 (6.67%) Wintel Support
7 3 (5.00%) Analyst
7 3 (5.00%) Architect
7 3 (5.00%) Infrastructure Architect
7 3 (5.00%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (5.00%) VMware Consultant
7 3 (5.00%) VMware Engineer
7 3 (5.00%) Wintel Support Engineer
8 2 (3.33%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (21.67%) CSS
2 9 (15.00%) XML
3 6 (10.00%) .NET
4 3 (5.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (21.67%) Computer Science
1 13 (21.67%) Public Cloud
2 8 (13.33%) Data Centre
3 7 (11.67%) PKI
4 4 (6.67%) Driving Licence
5 3 (5.00%) Management Information System
6 2 (3.33%) Clustering
6 2 (3.33%) Private Cloud
7 1 (1.67%) Contactless
7 1 (1.67%) EMC VNXe
Operating Systems
1 49 (81.67%) Windows
2 34 (56.67%) Windows Server
3 25 (41.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 16 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (25.00%) Linux
6 10 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (15.00%) Windows 7
8 6 (10.00%) Ubuntu
9 4 (6.67%) Solaris
10 1 (1.67%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (33.33%) ITIL
2 14 (23.33%) Load Balancing
2 14 (23.33%) Presales
3 12 (20.00%) Mentoring
3 12 (20.00%) Process Improvement
3 12 (20.00%) Workflow
4 6 (10.00%) Software Testing
5 5 (8.33%) ITIL V3
5 5 (8.33%) Problem Management
5 5 (8.33%) Server Building
6 4 (6.67%) Service Delivery
7 3 (5.00%) Change Management
7 3 (5.00%) Configuration Management
7 3 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (5.00%) High Availability
7 3 (5.00%) Migration
7 3 (5.00%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (5.00%) Validation
8 2 (3.33%) Project Management
8 2 (3.33%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (36.67%) PowerShell
2 17 (28.33%) VBScript
3 10 (16.67%) VB
4 6 (10.00%) C
4 6 (10.00%) C#
4 6 (10.00%) C++
4 6 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 60 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 38 (63.33%) MCSE
3 15 (25.00%) MCP
3 15 (25.00%) MCSD
4 13 (21.67%) Degree
5 12 (20.00%) Security Cleared
6 11 (18.33%) CCNA
6 11 (18.33%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (18.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 9 (15.00%) MCITP
8 6 (10.00%) SC Cleared
9 5 (8.33%) DV Cleared
10 4 (6.67%) CCNP
10 4 (6.67%) VCP4
10 4 (6.67%) VCP5
11 3 (5.00%) MCDST
12 2 (3.33%) CCAA
12 2 (3.33%) CCENT
12 2 (3.33%) Check Point Certification
12 2 (3.33%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.33%) Government Security Classifications
1 2 (3.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.67%) SLA
System Software
1 30 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 25 (41.67%) Active Directory
3 24 (40.00%) Hyper-V
4 13 (21.67%) vSphere
5 4 (6.67%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (5.00%) VMware ESX
7 2 (3.33%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (3.33%) XenApp
8 1 (1.67%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 16 (26.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 7 (11.67%) Backup Exec
2 7 (11.67%) SCCM
3 6 (10.00%) McAfee ePO
3 6 (10.00%) NetBackup
3 6 (10.00%) WSUS
4 4 (6.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (3.33%) BladeLogic
5 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (1.67%) SCDPM
6 1 (1.67%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 42 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 37 (61.67%) VMware
3 22 (36.67%) HP
4 11 (18.33%) Cisco
5 10 (16.67%) Intel Security
5 10 (16.67%) Red Hat
6 7 (11.67%) Dell
7 5 (8.33%) Citrix
7 5 (8.33%) Hitachi
7 5 (8.33%) IBM
7 5 (8.33%) Intel
8 4 (6.67%) Altiris
8 4 (6.67%) CheckPoint
8 4 (6.67%) Supermicro
9 3 (5.00%) 3PAR
9 3 (5.00%) EMC
9 3 (5.00%) Symantec
10 2 (3.33%) NetApp
10 2 (3.33%) Oracle
10 2 (3.33%) ServiceNow