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 5 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 231 198 234
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +36
Contract jobs citing MCSA 49 68 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.51% 0.68% 0.26%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.83% 2.60% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 43 10
Median daily rate £350 £240 £114
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.83% +110.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £145 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £395 £255
UK excluding London median daily rate £339 £273 £150
% change year-on-year
+24.31% +81.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 9
Median hourly rate £46.00 £16.25 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+183.07% +3.17%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.75 £19.75 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+86.07% +27.41%
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
2679 2619 2508
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 27.78% 26.37% 26.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1630 1422 1238
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 124 117
Median hourly rate £21.50 £24.12 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.86% +39.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £14.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.30 £45.00 £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 5 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 5 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 +10 15 £350 -6.66% 2
Surrey -7 11 £350 +75.00% 5
Hampshire -30 9 £413 +71.87% 6
West Sussex -18 8 £350 +20.68% 1
Buckinghamshire +6 2 - -
Oxfordshire - 2 £331 - 2
East Sussex - 1 £275 -
Sussex - 1 £275 -
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 5 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 81 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 71 (87.65%) Windows
3 59 (72.84%) MCSE
3 59 (72.84%) VMware
4 53 (65.43%) Microsoft
4 53 (65.43%) Windows Server
5 48 (59.26%) VMware Infrastructure
6 43 (53.09%) Windows Server 2012
7 35 (43.21%) HP
8 34 (41.98%) Active Directory
8 34 (41.98%) MS Excel
9 30 (37.04%) Linux
10 29 (35.80%) ITIL
10 29 (35.80%) Hyper-V
10 29 (35.80%) vSphere
11 27 (33.33%) MCP
11 27 (33.33%) MS Exchange
11 27 (33.33%) TCP/IP
12 26 (32.10%) Windows Server 2003
12 26 (32.10%) PowerShell
13 24 (29.63%) Windows Server 2008
14 22 (27.16%) DNS
14 22 (27.16%) DHCP
15 19 (23.46%) Intel Security
15 19 (23.46%) NetBackup
15 19 (23.46%) McAfee ePO
15 19 (23.46%) WSUS
16 18 (22.22%) SAN
17 17 (20.99%) Red Hat
17 17 (20.99%) Cisco

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 27 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 14 (17.28%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (12.35%) IIS
4 9 (11.11%) SharePoint
5 6 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2007
5 6 (7.41%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 34 (41.98%) MS Excel
2 13 (16.05%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 14 (17.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (16.05%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (9.88%) IaaS
3 8 (9.88%) Office 365
4 6 (7.41%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (2.47%) PaaS
5 2 (2.47%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 22 (27.16%) DHCP
2 22 (27.16%) DNS
3 18 (22.22%) SAN
4 14 (17.28%) Firewall
5 11 (13.58%) VPN
6 9 (11.11%) HTTP
6 9 (11.11%) IPsec
6 9 (11.11%) IPv6
6 9 (11.11%) Software-Defined Networking
7 8 (9.88%) Ethernet
7 8 (9.88%) Fibre Channel
8 7 (8.64%) LAN
8 7 (8.64%) WAN
9 6 (7.41%) BGP
9 6 (7.41%) Internet
9 6 (7.41%) Wi-Fi
10 4 (4.94%) VLAN
11 3 (3.70%) Remote Desktop
12 2 (2.47%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.17%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 2 (2.47%) AdminStudio
1 2 (2.47%) InstallShield
1 2 (2.47%) MSI
General
1 8 (9.88%) Marketing
2 6 (7.41%) Finance
3 3 (3.70%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.47%) Banking
4 2 (2.47%) Billing
5 1 (1.23%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.23%) Games
5 1 (1.23%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 25 (30.86%) Support Engineer
2 14 (17.28%) Wintel Engineer
3 12 (14.81%) Wintel Support
4 11 (13.58%) Server Engineer
5 10 (12.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 9 (11.11%) Analyst
6 9 (11.11%) Server Support
6 9 (11.11%) Server Support Engineer
6 9 (11.11%) Wintel Server Engineer
6 9 (11.11%) Wintel Support Engineer
7 8 (9.88%) Virtualisation Engineer
8 7 (8.64%) IT Engineer
9 5 (6.17%) Consultant
9 5 (6.17%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
10 4 (4.94%) Applications Support
10 4 (4.94%) Applications Support Analyst
10 4 (4.94%) Support Analyst
10 4 (4.94%) Systems Analyst
10 4 (4.94%) Systems Engineer
10 4 (4.94%) Systems Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (11.11%) CSS
2 8 (9.88%) XML
3 6 (7.41%) .NET
4 4 (4.94%) ELK Stack
4 4 (4.94%) Middleware
4 4 (4.94%) Web Services
5 2 (2.47%) HTML
5 2 (2.47%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 14 (17.28%) Data Centre
2 12 (14.81%) Driving Licence
3 10 (12.35%) PKI
4 9 (11.11%) Computer Science
4 9 (11.11%) Public Cloud
5 6 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (6.17%) Management Information System
7 4 (4.94%) Hybrid Cloud
8 3 (3.70%) Clustering
8 3 (3.70%) Contactless
8 3 (3.70%) Data Integration
8 3 (3.70%) Fat Client
8 3 (3.70%) Thin Client
9 2 (2.47%) Private Cloud
10 1 (1.23%) Blackberry
10 1 (1.23%) Data Protection Act
10 1 (1.23%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 71 (87.65%) Windows
2 53 (65.43%) Windows Server
3 43 (53.09%) Windows Server 2012
4 30 (37.04%) Linux
5 26 (32.10%) Windows Server 2003
6 24 (29.63%) Windows Server 2008
7 17 (20.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (7.41%) Ubuntu
9 5 (6.17%) Windows 7
10 1 (1.23%) Windows 10
10 1 (1.23%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.23%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (35.80%) ITIL
2 10 (12.35%) ITIL V3
2 10 (12.35%) Load Balancing
2 10 (12.35%) Presales
3 9 (11.11%) Mentoring
3 9 (11.11%) Problem Management
4 8 (9.88%) Process Improvement
4 8 (9.88%) Service Delivery
4 8 (9.88%) Workflow
5 7 (8.64%) Migration
6 6 (7.41%) Change Management
6 6 (7.41%) Configuration Management
6 6 (7.41%) CRM
6 6 (7.41%) Software Testing
7 5 (6.17%) Change Control
7 5 (6.17%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (6.17%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (6.17%) Logistics
8 4 (4.94%) Open Source
8 4 (4.94%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 26 (32.10%) PowerShell
2 15 (18.52%) VB
2 15 (18.52%) VBScript
3 6 (7.41%) C
3 6 (7.41%) C#
3 6 (7.41%) C++
4 5 (6.17%) SQL
5 4 (4.94%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 81 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 59 (72.84%) MCSE
3 27 (33.33%) MCP
4 15 (18.52%) CCNA
4 15 (18.52%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (14.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 11 (13.58%) MCSD
7 10 (12.35%) Degree
7 10 (12.35%) Security Cleared
8 5 (6.17%) SC Cleared
9 4 (4.94%) DV Cleared
9 4 (4.94%) MCITP
10 3 (3.70%) CCAA
10 3 (3.70%) CCENT
10 3 (3.70%) Citrix Certification
10 3 (3.70%) MCDST
11 1 (1.23%) DBS Check
11 1 (1.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (2.47%) SLA
System Software
1 48 (59.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 34 (41.98%) Active Directory
3 29 (35.80%) Hyper-V
3 29 (35.80%) vSphere
4 3 (3.70%) UAG
4 3 (3.70%) VMware ESX
5 2 (2.47%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.23%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 19 (23.46%) McAfee ePO
1 19 (23.46%) NetBackup
1 19 (23.46%) WSUS
2 15 (18.52%) Backup Exec
3 14 (17.28%) SCCM
4 8 (9.88%) Puppet
4 8 (9.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 5 (6.17%) SCOM
6 4 (4.94%) Cacti
6 4 (4.94%) Nagios
6 4 (4.94%) Norton AntiVirus
6 4 (4.94%) SCVMM
6 4 (4.94%) Windows Intune
7 3 (3.70%) BladeLogic
7 3 (3.70%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 1 (1.23%) SCDPM
8 1 (1.23%) vRealize
Vendors
1 59 (72.84%) VMware
2 53 (65.43%) Microsoft
3 35 (43.21%) HP
4 19 (23.46%) Intel Security
5 17 (20.99%) Cisco
5 17 (20.99%) Red Hat
6 10 (12.35%) Citrix
7 8 (9.88%) Dell
7 8 (9.88%) Hitachi
7 8 (9.88%) IBM
7 8 (9.88%) Intel
7 8 (9.88%) Oracle
8 7 (8.64%) Symantec
9 5 (6.17%) Rackspace
10 4 (4.94%) CommVault
10 4 (4.94%) RightScale
11 3 (3.70%) 3PAR
11 3 (3.70%) EMC
11 3 (3.70%) ServiceNow
11 3 (3.70%) Wyse
Reading, Berkshire
Bankside Recruitment
Rate: £25,000 - £35,000 per year plus on-going training and benefits
Posted: 7 days ago