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 2 July 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 220 203 222
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +19
Contract jobs citing MCSA 39 33 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.42% 0.36% 0.22%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.71% 1.33% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 15 7
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£323 £220 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.59% -2.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £144 £201 £126
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £265 £344
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £220 £226
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -2.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 5
Average hourly rate £16.75 £16.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.68% +33.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £15.75 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +12.50%
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
2279 2480 2156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 24.69% 27.29% 25.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 1304 1206 1104
Average daily rate £388 £350 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £218 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £481 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 113 96 133
Average hourly rate £21.55 £17.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.14% -18.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £14.33 £13.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.60 £47.75 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -9.09%

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 2 July 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 2 July 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
Surrey +8 13 £310 +143.13% 7
Hampshire +10 12 £323 +29.00% 7
Buckinghamshire +5 5 £400 +45.45% 4
Berkshire +6 4 £163 -18.75% 3
West Sussex -26 2 £220 - 2
Oxfordshire -27 2 £100 -
East Sussex -10 1 - -
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 2 July 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.

1 102 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 66 (64.71%) Windows
3 62 (60.78%) Microsoft
4 57 (55.88%) Active Directory
4 57 (55.88%) ITIL
5 41 (40.20%) MCSE
6 37 (36.27%) MCITP
7 34 (33.33%) Windows 7
8 31 (30.39%) Security Cleared
9 29 (28.43%) Windows Server 2008
10 28 (27.45%) SC Cleared
10 28 (27.45%) LAN
10 28 (27.45%) VMware
11 25 (24.51%) PowerShell
12 24 (23.53%) Cisco Certification
12 24 (23.53%) CCNA
13 23 (22.55%) High Availability
14 21 (20.59%) A+ Certification
14 21 (20.59%) XML
14 21 (20.59%) MCP
14 21 (20.59%) HTML
14 21 (20.59%) VBScript
15 20 (19.61%) SLA
16 19 (18.63%) Network+ Certification
17 18 (17.65%) MS Exchange
18 17 (16.67%) DNS
18 17 (16.67%) TCP/IP
18 17 (16.67%) CCNP
18 17 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
19 16 (15.69%) ITIL V3

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 18 (17.65%) MS Exchange
2 10 (9.80%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (6.86%) IIS
3 7 (6.86%) Lync
4 6 (5.88%) SharePoint
5 4 (3.92%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (3.92%) SharePoint 2013
5 4 (3.92%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.96%) Office Communications Server
6 2 (1.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.98%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 14 (13.73%) MS Office
2 10 (9.80%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.98%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.98%) SAP CCM
1 1 (0.98%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.86%) Office 365
2 5 (4.90%) IaaS
2 5 (4.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (4.90%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (3.92%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.98%) PaaS
4 1 (0.98%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 28 (27.45%) LAN
2 17 (16.67%) TCP/IP
2 17 (16.67%) DNS
3 12 (11.76%) DHCP
4 10 (9.80%) WAN
5 8 (7.84%) VPN
5 8 (7.84%) VoIP
6 7 (6.86%) Firewall
7 6 (5.88%) SAN
8 5 (4.90%) Internet
9 4 (3.92%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (2.94%) VLAN
10 3 (2.94%) Cisco ASA
11 2 (1.96%) Fibre Channel
11 2 (1.96%) Structured Cabling
11 2 (1.96%) Wireless
11 2 (1.96%) SNMP
12 1 (0.98%) Ethernet
12 1 (0.98%) Network Security
12 1 (0.98%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (15.69%) SQL Server
2 8 (7.84%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (5.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 5 (4.90%) OLAP Cube
4 5 (4.90%) OLAP
5 4 (3.92%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (3.92%) Amazon RDS
6 3 (2.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.98%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.98%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.98%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (6.86%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.96%) StarTeam
2 2 (1.96%) ClearCase
2 2 (1.96%) WinRunner
2 2 (1.96%) TestDirector
2 2 (1.96%) HP UFT
3 1 (0.98%) ClearQuest
General
1 5 (4.90%) Finance
2 3 (2.94%) Japanese Language
3 2 (1.96%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.98%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.98%) Advertising
4 1 (0.98%) Retail
4 1 (0.98%) Billing
4 1 (0.98%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 23 (22.55%) Support Engineer
2 20 (19.61%) Wintel Engineer
3 19 (18.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 13 (12.75%) Network Engineer
5 10 (9.80%) Analyst
5 10 (9.80%) Consultant
5 10 (9.80%) Network Support
6 9 (8.82%) Network Support Engineer
7 8 (7.84%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (5.88%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 6 (5.88%) SQL Developer
8 6 (5.88%) Developer
9 5 (4.90%) Service Desk Analyst
9 5 (4.90%) Service Analyst
9 5 (4.90%) 2nd Line Support
10 4 (3.92%) Field Engineer
10 4 (3.92%) Support Analyst
10 4 (3.92%) Field Service Engineer
10 4 (3.92%) Field Support Engineer
10 4 (3.92%) PC Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (20.59%) HTML
1 21 (20.59%) XML
2 2 (1.96%) Application Packaging
3 1 (0.98%) Software Packaging
3 1 (0.98%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.80%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (7.84%) Data Centre
3 4 (3.92%) PKI
3 4 (3.92%) Clustering
3 4 (3.92%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.94%) Blackberry
4 3 (2.94%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.96%) PDA
6 1 (0.98%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.98%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.98%) Replication
6 1 (0.98%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (0.98%) Life Science
6 1 (0.98%) CMDB
6 1 (0.98%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.98%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 66 (64.71%) Windows
2 34 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 29 (28.43%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (14.71%) Linux
5 13 (12.75%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (9.80%) Windows XP
6 10 (9.80%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (6.86%) Mac OS X
8 6 (5.88%) Windows 8
9 4 (3.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (2.94%) UNIX
11 2 (1.96%) Solaris
11 2 (1.96%) AIX
12 1 (0.98%) HPUX
12 1 (0.98%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.98%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (55.88%) ITIL
2 23 (22.55%) High Availability
3 16 (15.69%) ITIL V3
4 13 (12.75%) Network Design
5 11 (10.78%) Migration
6 7 (6.86%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (6.86%) CRM
7 6 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (5.88%) Configuration Management
7 6 (5.88%) Change Management
7 6 (5.88%) Scrum
7 6 (5.88%) Kimball Methodology
7 6 (5.88%) Continuous Delivery
8 5 (4.90%) ETL
8 5 (4.90%) Validation
8 5 (4.90%) B2B
9 4 (3.92%) Incident Management
9 4 (3.92%) Problem Management
10 2 (1.96%) Test Automation
10 2 (1.96%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 25 (24.51%) PowerShell
2 21 (20.59%) VBScript
3 14 (13.73%) SQL
4 1 (0.98%) VB
4 1 (0.98%) C#
4 1 (0.98%) Java
Qualifications
1 102 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 41 (40.20%) MCSE
3 37 (36.27%) MCITP
4 31 (30.39%) Security Cleared
5 28 (27.45%) SC Cleared
6 24 (23.53%) Cisco Certification
6 24 (23.53%) CCNA
7 21 (20.59%) A+ Certification
7 21 (20.59%) MCP
8 19 (18.63%) Network+ Certification
9 17 (16.67%) CCNP
10 11 (10.78%) MCTS
11 6 (5.88%) Degree
12 2 (1.96%) ISTQB
12 2 (1.96%) MOS
12 2 (1.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 1 (0.98%) MCDST
13 1 (0.98%) CCDA
13 1 (0.98%) Citrix Certification
13 1 (0.98%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (19.61%) SLA
System Software
1 57 (55.88%) Active Directory
2 17 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (14.71%) Hyper-V
4 6 (5.88%) vSphere
5 5 (4.90%) VMware ESX
6 3 (2.94%) XenApp
6 3 (2.94%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (1.96%) UAG
7 2 (1.96%) Samba
7 2 (1.96%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.98%) XenServer
8 1 (0.98%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.98%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 14 (13.73%) SCCM
2 2 (1.96%) SCOM
2 2 (1.96%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.96%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (1.96%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (1.96%) Backup Exec
2 2 (1.96%) WSUS
3 1 (0.98%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.98%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.98%) Netcool
3 1 (0.98%) Nagios
3 1 (0.98%) Puppet
3 1 (0.98%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.98%) CA Spectrum
3 1 (0.98%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 62 (60.78%) Microsoft
2 28 (27.45%) VMware
3 16 (15.69%) Cisco
4 15 (14.71%) HP
4 15 (14.71%) Citrix
5 5 (4.90%) Avaya
6 4 (3.92%) McAfee
6 4 (3.92%) Red Hat
6 4 (3.92%) 3PAR
7 3 (2.94%) Mitel
7 3 (2.94%) Symantec
7 3 (2.94%) Oracle
8 2 (1.96%) Veritas
8 2 (1.96%) Brocade
8 2 (1.96%) ProCurve
8 2 (1.96%) Sonus
8 2 (1.96%) SolarWinds
9 1 (0.98%) ServiceNow
9 1 (0.98%) Infor
9 1 (0.98%) Barracuda Networks
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