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 29 May 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 227 210 218
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +8
Contract jobs citing MCSA 44 62 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.48% 0.65% 0.33%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.75% 2.51% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 41 16
Median daily rate £350 £240 £220
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.83% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £145 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £263
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £260 £200
% change year-on-year
+34.61% +30.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 10
Median hourly rate £44.50 £18.00 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+147.22% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.30 £14.50 £14.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.70 £31.45 £20.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £18.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+108.33% +16.12%
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
2518 2472 2494
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 27.64% 25.88% 27.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1501 1366 1237
Median daily rate £404 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.73% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 125 104
Median hourly rate £25.00 £21.55 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.00% +30.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £44.90 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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
Berkshire +5 18 £350 +2.18% 1
Surrey -10 8 £350 +55.55% 3
West Sussex -17 8 £350 - 3
Hampshire -31 6 £413 +71.87% 4
Buckinghamshire +9 2 - - 1
Oxfordshire - 2 £331 - 2
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 77 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 68 (88.31%) Windows
3 58 (75.32%) VMware
4 54 (70.13%) MCSE
5 49 (63.64%) Microsoft
5 49 (63.64%) VMware Infrastructure
5 49 (63.64%) Windows Server
6 36 (46.75%) Windows Server 2012
6 36 (46.75%) MS Excel
7 34 (44.16%) HP
8 33 (42.86%) Hyper-V
9 31 (40.26%) Active Directory
10 27 (35.06%) TCP/IP
11 26 (33.77%) Linux
11 26 (33.77%) vSphere
12 25 (32.47%) MCP
13 24 (31.17%) Windows Server 2003
14 23 (29.87%) ITIL
14 23 (29.87%) DNS
14 23 (29.87%) MS Exchange
14 23 (29.87%) DHCP
14 23 (29.87%) PowerShell
15 18 (23.38%) Windows Server 2008
16 17 (22.08%) WSUS
16 17 (22.08%) McAfee ePO
16 17 (22.08%) SAN
16 17 (22.08%) Intel Security
16 17 (22.08%) NetBackup
17 16 (20.78%) Cisco
18 15 (19.48%) VBScript

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 23 (29.87%) MS Exchange
2 10 (12.99%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (7.79%) IIS
3 6 (7.79%) SharePoint
4 4 (5.19%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (5.19%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 36 (46.75%) MS Excel
2 13 (16.88%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 12 (15.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (11.69%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (9.09%) IaaS
4 6 (7.79%) Office 365
5 4 (5.19%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (2.60%) PaaS
6 2 (2.60%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (35.06%) TCP/IP
2 23 (29.87%) DHCP
2 23 (29.87%) DNS
3 17 (22.08%) SAN
4 14 (18.18%) Firewall
5 12 (15.58%) HTTP
5 12 (15.58%) IPsec
5 12 (15.58%) IPv6
5 12 (15.58%) Software-Defined Networking
5 12 (15.58%) VPN
6 9 (11.69%) Ethernet
6 9 (11.69%) Fibre Channel
7 6 (7.79%) BGP
7 6 (7.79%) LAN
7 6 (7.79%) WAN
8 4 (5.19%) Internet
8 4 (5.19%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (2.60%) VLAN
10 1 (1.30%) NAS
10 1 (1.30%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.19%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 2 (2.60%) AdminStudio
1 2 (2.60%) InstallShield
1 2 (2.60%) MSI
General
1 11 (14.29%) Marketing
2 5 (6.49%) Finance
3 1 (1.30%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.30%) Banking
3 1 (1.30%) Billing
3 1 (1.30%) Games
3 1 (1.30%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 27 (35.06%) Support Engineer
2 14 (18.18%) Wintel Engineer
3 12 (15.58%) Wintel Support
4 11 (14.29%) Server Engineer
5 9 (11.69%) Server Support
5 9 (11.69%) Server Support Engineer
5 9 (11.69%) Virtualisation Engineer
5 9 (11.69%) Wintel Server Engineer
5 9 (11.69%) Wintel Support Engineer
6 7 (9.09%) Analyst
6 7 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (7.79%) IT Engineer
7 6 (7.79%) Network Engineer
7 6 (7.79%) Network Support
7 6 (7.79%) Network Support Engineer
8 5 (6.49%) Consultant
9 4 (5.19%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
10 3 (3.90%) Integration Engineer
10 3 (3.90%) Support Specialist
10 3 (3.90%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (15.58%) CSS
2 8 (10.39%) XML
3 6 (7.79%) .NET
4 3 (3.90%) Middleware
5 2 (2.60%) ELK Stack
5 2 (2.60%) HTML
5 2 (2.60%) Software Packaging
5 2 (2.60%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (16.88%) Data Centre
2 12 (15.58%) Computer Science
2 12 (15.58%) Driving Licence
2 12 (15.58%) Public Cloud
3 8 (10.39%) PKI
4 5 (6.49%) Management Information System
5 4 (5.19%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (3.90%) Clustering
6 3 (3.90%) Contactless
6 3 (3.90%) Fat Client
6 3 (3.90%) Hybrid Cloud
6 3 (3.90%) Thin Client
7 2 (2.60%) Data Integration
7 2 (2.60%) Private Cloud
8 1 (1.30%) Blackberry
8 1 (1.30%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (1.30%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 68 (88.31%) Windows
2 49 (63.64%) Windows Server
3 36 (46.75%) Windows Server 2012
4 26 (33.77%) Linux
5 24 (31.17%) Windows Server 2003
6 18 (23.38%) Windows Server 2008
7 14 (18.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (7.79%) Ubuntu
9 5 (6.49%) Windows 7
10 1 (1.30%) Windows 10
10 1 (1.30%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.30%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (29.87%) ITIL
2 13 (16.88%) Load Balancing
2 13 (16.88%) Presales
3 12 (15.58%) Mentoring
4 11 (14.29%) Process Improvement
4 11 (14.29%) Workflow
5 8 (10.39%) ITIL V3
5 8 (10.39%) Problem Management
6 6 (7.79%) Migration
6 6 (7.79%) Service Delivery
6 6 (7.79%) Software Testing
7 5 (6.49%) CRM
8 4 (5.19%) Change Management
8 4 (5.19%) Configuration Management
8 4 (5.19%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (5.19%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (5.19%) Logistics
8 4 (5.19%) Service Management
9 3 (3.90%) Change Control
9 3 (3.90%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 23 (29.87%) PowerShell
2 15 (19.48%) VBScript
3 13 (16.88%) VB
4 6 (7.79%) C
4 6 (7.79%) C#
4 6 (7.79%) C++
5 5 (6.49%) SQL
6 3 (3.90%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 77 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 54 (70.13%) MCSE
3 25 (32.47%) MCP
4 14 (18.18%) CCNA
4 14 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
4 14 (18.18%) MCSD
5 13 (16.88%) Degree
6 11 (14.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 9 (11.69%) Security Cleared
8 4 (5.19%) DV Cleared
8 4 (5.19%) MCITP
8 4 (5.19%) SC Cleared
9 3 (3.90%) CCAA
9 3 (3.90%) CCENT
9 3 (3.90%) Citrix Certification
9 3 (3.90%) MCDST
10 1 (1.30%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (2.60%) SLA
System Software
1 49 (63.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 33 (42.86%) Hyper-V
3 31 (40.26%) Active Directory
4 26 (33.77%) vSphere
5 3 (3.90%) VMware ESX
6 2 (2.60%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (1.30%) UAG
7 1 (1.30%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 17 (22.08%) McAfee ePO
1 17 (22.08%) NetBackup
1 17 (22.08%) WSUS
2 15 (19.48%) Backup Exec
3 12 (15.58%) SCCM
4 11 (14.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 5 (6.49%) Puppet
6 4 (5.19%) SCOM
7 3 (3.90%) BladeLogic
7 3 (3.90%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 3 (3.90%) SCVMM
7 3 (3.90%) Windows Intune
8 2 (2.60%) Cacti
8 2 (2.60%) Nagios
8 2 (2.60%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 1 (1.30%) SCDPM
9 1 (1.30%) vRealize
Vendors
1 58 (75.32%) VMware
2 49 (63.64%) Microsoft
3 34 (44.16%) HP
4 17 (22.08%) Intel Security
5 16 (20.78%) Cisco
6 14 (18.18%) Red Hat
7 9 (11.69%) Dell
7 9 (11.69%) Hitachi
7 9 (11.69%) IBM
7 9 (11.69%) Intel
8 7 (9.09%) Oracle
9 6 (7.79%) Citrix
10 5 (6.49%) Symantec
11 3 (3.90%) 3PAR
11 3 (3.90%) EMC
11 3 (3.90%) Rackspace
11 3 (3.90%) RightScale
11 3 (3.90%) ServiceNow
11 3 (3.90%) Wyse
12 2 (2.60%) CommVault