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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 190 210 234
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +24
Contract jobs citing MCSA 64 30 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.69% 0.34% 0.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.68% 1.24% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 16 6
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£240 £220 £213
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +3.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £100 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £263 £320
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £210 £226
% change year-on-year
+19.04% -6.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 2
Average hourly rate £18.00 £15.75 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +31.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £15.50 £12.00
% change year-on-year
+16.12% +29.16%
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
2387 2417 2140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 25.58% 26.99% 26.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1308 1207 1114
Average daily rate £375 £350 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -0.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £210 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £494 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 103 125
Average hourly rate £21.55 £17.00 £22.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.76% -23.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £14.00 £13.11
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+34.00% -20.00%

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 22 May 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MCSA across the South East region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

MCSA Hourly Rate Histogram 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 22 May 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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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 +36 40 £240 -4.00% 7
Surrey +14 13 £183 +43.13% 4
Buckinghamshire +2 5 £400 +60.00% 5
Berkshire -11 5 £343 +242.50% 1
West Sussex -25 1 - -
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 96 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 63 (65.63%) Microsoft
3 62 (64.58%) Windows
4 60 (62.50%) Active Directory
5 59 (61.46%) ITIL
6 42 (43.75%) MCITP
7 39 (40.63%) Security Cleared
8 36 (37.50%) SC Cleared
9 31 (32.29%) PowerShell
9 31 (32.29%) MCSE
10 28 (29.17%) VBScript
10 28 (29.17%) Windows Server 2008
10 28 (29.17%) Windows 7
10 28 (29.17%) High Availability
11 27 (28.13%) HTML
11 27 (28.13%) XML
12 25 (26.04%) LAN
12 25 (26.04%) VMware
13 22 (22.92%) Cisco Certification
13 22 (22.92%) CCNA
14 21 (21.88%) A+ Certification
15 19 (19.79%) Network+ Certification
15 19 (19.79%) MS Exchange
16 17 (17.71%) CCNP
17 16 (16.67%) Citrix
17 16 (16.67%) DNS
17 16 (16.67%) SLA
17 16 (16.67%) ITIL V3
18 15 (15.63%) Hyper-V
19 14 (14.58%) MCTS

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 19 (19.79%) MS Exchange
2 10 (10.42%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (8.33%) IIS
4 7 (7.29%) Lync
5 6 (6.25%) SharePoint
6 5 (5.21%) Office Communications Server
6 5 (5.21%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (2.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 13 (13.54%) MS Office
2 8 (8.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.29%) Office 365
2 6 (6.25%) IaaS
2 6 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (5.21%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.04%) PaaS
4 1 (1.04%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 25 (26.04%) LAN
2 16 (16.67%) DNS
3 12 (12.50%) DHCP
4 11 (11.46%) TCP/IP
5 10 (10.42%) VoIP
6 9 (9.38%) WAN
7 7 (7.29%) VPN
8 6 (6.25%) Firewall
9 5 (5.21%) SAN
9 5 (5.21%) Internet
9 5 (5.21%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (3.13%) VLAN
11 2 (2.08%) SNMP
11 2 (2.08%) Structured Cabling
11 2 (2.08%) Fibre Channel
11 2 (2.08%) Cisco ASA
12 1 (1.04%) Network Security
12 1 (1.04%) Cisco Nexus
12 1 (1.04%) WLAN
12 1 (1.04%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (14.58%) SQL Server
2 8 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (6.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 5 (5.21%) OLAP Cube
4 5 (5.21%) Amazon RDS
4 5 (5.21%) OLAP
5 4 (4.17%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (3.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (1.04%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.04%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (7.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (2.08%) WinRunner
2 2 (2.08%) TestDirector
2 2 (2.08%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (1.04%) StarTeam
3 1 (1.04%) ClearCase
3 1 (1.04%) ClearQuest
General
1 3 (3.13%) Japanese Language
1 3 (3.13%) Finance
2 1 (1.04%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.04%) Local Government
2 1 (1.04%) Billing
Job Titles
1 25 (26.04%) Wintel Engineer
2 23 (23.96%) Support Engineer
3 20 (20.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 12 (12.50%) Network Engineer
5 11 (11.46%) Consultant
6 10 (10.42%) Network Support
7 9 (9.38%) Network Support Engineer
8 8 (8.33%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
9 6 (6.25%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 6 (6.25%) SQL Developer
9 6 (6.25%) Architect
9 6 (6.25%) Developer
9 6 (6.25%) Analyst
10 4 (4.17%) Field Support Engineer
10 4 (4.17%) PC Support
10 4 (4.17%) Field Engineer
10 4 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support
10 4 (4.17%) Field Service Engineer
11 3 (3.13%) PC Engineer
11 3 (3.13%) Wintel Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (28.13%) HTML
1 27 (28.13%) XML
2 2 (2.08%) Application Packaging
3 1 (1.04%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.21%) PKI
3 4 (4.17%) Clustering
3 4 (4.17%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.08%) Blackberry
4 2 (2.08%) PDA
5 1 (1.04%) Open Source
5 1 (1.04%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.04%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.04%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 62 (64.58%) Windows
2 28 (29.17%) Windows Server 2008
2 28 (29.17%) Windows 7
3 13 (13.54%) Linux
4 10 (10.42%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (9.38%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (8.33%) Windows XP
7 5 (5.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (4.17%) Windows 8
9 3 (3.13%) Mac OS X
10 2 (2.08%) AIX
11 1 (1.04%) VMS
11 1 (1.04%) Solaris
11 1 (1.04%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (61.46%) ITIL
2 28 (29.17%) High Availability
3 16 (16.67%) ITIL V3
4 13 (13.54%) Network Design
5 9 (9.38%) Migration
6 8 (8.33%) B2B
7 7 (7.29%) CRM
7 7 (7.29%) Configuration Management
7 7 (7.29%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (6.25%) Scrum
8 6 (6.25%) Validation
8 6 (6.25%) Change Management
8 6 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (6.25%) Kimball Methodology
8 6 (6.25%) Continuous Delivery
9 5 (5.21%) ETL
10 4 (4.17%) Problem Management
11 3 (3.13%) Incident Management
11 3 (3.13%) Software Engineering
12 2 (2.08%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 31 (32.29%) PowerShell
2 28 (29.17%) VBScript
3 12 (12.50%) SQL
4 1 (1.04%) C#
4 1 (1.04%) Java
4 1 (1.04%) VB
Qualifications
1 96 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 42 (43.75%) MCITP
3 39 (40.63%) Security Cleared
4 36 (37.50%) SC Cleared
5 31 (32.29%) MCSE
6 22 (22.92%) Cisco Certification
6 22 (22.92%) CCNA
7 21 (21.88%) A+ Certification
8 19 (19.79%) Network+ Certification
9 17 (17.71%) CCNP
10 14 (14.58%) MCTS
10 14 (14.58%) MCP
11 5 (5.21%) Degree
12 3 (3.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 2 (2.08%) MCDST
13 2 (2.08%) ISTQB
14 1 (1.04%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 1 (1.04%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 60 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 15 (15.63%) Hyper-V
3 13 (13.54%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (6.25%) vSphere
5 5 (5.21%) UAG
6 4 (4.17%) VMware ESX
7 3 (3.13%) XenApp
7 3 (3.13%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (2.08%) Samba
8 2 (2.08%) XenDesktop
9 1 (1.04%) XenServer
9 1 (1.04%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 12 (12.50%) SCCM
2 2 (2.08%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (2.08%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.04%) SCOM
3 1 (1.04%) Puppet
3 1 (1.04%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.04%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (1.04%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.04%) Netcool
Vendors
1 63 (65.63%) Microsoft
2 25 (26.04%) VMware
3 16 (16.67%) Citrix
4 14 (14.58%) HP
5 11 (11.46%) Cisco
6 8 (8.33%) Avaya
7 5 (5.21%) Sonus
7 5 (5.21%) Red Hat
8 3 (3.13%) Mitel
8 3 (3.13%) McAfee
9 2 (2.08%) Veritas
9 2 (2.08%) Brocade
9 2 (2.08%) 3PAR
9 2 (2.08%) SolarWinds
9 2 (2.08%) ProCurve
10 1 (1.04%) Barracuda Networks
10 1 (1.04%) Infor
10 1 (1.04%) Lumension
10 1 (1.04%) Oracle
10 1 (1.04%) Dell
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