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 September 2014 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 223 217 236
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +19
Contract jobs citing MCSA 27 21 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.29% 0.24% 0.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.13% 1.05% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 10 7
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£348 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.00% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £130 £127
10% offered a daily rate of more than £377 £325 £378
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £275 £320
% change year-on-year
+25.45% -14.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 1
Average hourly rate £42.50 £14.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+203.57% -9.67%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £14.75 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+32.20% -4.83%
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
2388 2000 2294
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 25.59% 22.97% 23.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1215 1055 1053
Average daily rate £375 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 114 99 154
Average hourly rate £17.07 £17.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.41% -39.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.58 £13.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £44.25 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -28.57%

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 30 September 2014.

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 30 September 2014.

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 30 September 2014. 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 -1 17 £348 - 8
Surrey -1 7 £135 -55.00% 10
Berkshire +4 2 - -
Isle of Wight - 1 £300 -
Buckinghamshire - - - - 3
East Sussex - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
Kent - - - - 1
Middlesex - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 2
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, 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 61 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 57 (93.44%) Windows
3 46 (75.41%) Active Directory
4 44 (72.13%) Microsoft
5 37 (60.66%) MCSE
6 33 (54.10%) ITIL
7 28 (45.90%) VMware
8 27 (44.26%) MS Exchange
9 26 (42.62%) Windows Server 2008
10 22 (36.07%) MCITP
11 21 (34.43%) MCP
12 18 (29.51%) MS Office
13 17 (27.87%) Citrix
14 15 (24.59%) DNS
15 14 (22.95%) Security Cleared
15 14 (22.95%) Exchange Server 2010
16 13 (21.31%) Windows Server 2012
16 13 (21.31%) PowerShell
16 13 (21.31%) MCTS
16 13 (21.31%) XML
16 13 (21.31%) Linux
16 13 (21.31%) HTML
16 13 (21.31%) VBScript
16 13 (21.31%) Windows Server 2003
17 12 (19.67%) Internet
17 12 (19.67%) DHCP
17 12 (19.67%) SCCM
17 12 (19.67%) High Availability
18 11 (18.03%) VMware Infrastructure
18 11 (18.03%) MCDST

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, 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 27 (44.26%) MS Exchange
2 14 (22.95%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (16.39%) SharePoint
4 9 (14.75%) SharePoint 2013
4 9 (14.75%) IIS
5 2 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.64%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.64%) Lotus Domino
6 1 (1.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2000
6 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 18 (29.51%) MS Office
2 6 (9.84%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 10 (16.39%) Microsoft Azure
1 10 (16.39%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (14.75%) Office 365
2 9 (14.75%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (24.59%) DNS
2 12 (19.67%) DHCP
2 12 (19.67%) Internet
3 9 (14.75%) Wi-Fi
4 7 (11.48%) Firewall
5 6 (9.84%) LAN
5 6 (9.84%) WAN
6 5 (8.20%) SAN
7 4 (6.56%) Network Security
8 3 (4.92%) VPN
8 3 (4.92%) VoIP
8 3 (4.92%) HTTP
9 2 (3.28%) TCP/IP
10 1 (1.64%) WLAN
10 1 (1.64%) DMZ
10 1 (1.64%) iSCSI
10 1 (1.64%) NAS
10 1 (1.64%) PABX
10 1 (1.64%) BIG-IP
10 1 (1.64%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (14.75%) Amazon RDS
2 7 (11.48%) SQL Server
3 3 (4.92%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (4.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (4.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (4.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (4.92%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (4.92%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (4.92%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (6.56%) Finance
2 2 (3.28%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (29.51%) Support Engineer
2 13 (21.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 13 (21.31%) Wintel Engineer
3 6 (9.84%) Administrator
3 6 (9.84%) Analyst
4 5 (8.20%) Server Engineer
5 4 (6.56%) Server Support Engineer
5 4 (6.56%) Consultant
5 4 (6.56%) Server Support
5 4 (6.56%) Wintel Support
5 4 (6.56%) Wintel Server Engineer
5 4 (6.56%) Wintel Support Engineer
6 3 (4.92%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 3 (4.92%) Operations Analyst
6 3 (4.92%) IT Operations Analyst
6 3 (4.92%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 3 (4.92%) 3rd Line Support
6 3 (4.92%) Systems Administrator
6 3 (4.92%) Network Engineer
6 3 (4.92%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (21.31%) HTML
1 13 (21.31%) XML
2 1 (1.64%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.75%) PKI
2 6 (9.84%) Computer Science
3 4 (6.56%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.64%) Replication
4 1 (1.64%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.64%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.64%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.64%) EqualLogic
4 1 (1.64%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 57 (93.44%) Windows
2 26 (42.62%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (21.31%) Windows Server 2003
3 13 (21.31%) Linux
3 13 (21.31%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (16.39%) Windows 7
5 9 (14.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (11.48%) Windows XP
7 6 (9.84%) Windows 8
8 4 (6.56%) Windows Vista
9 1 (1.64%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (54.10%) ITIL
2 12 (19.67%) High Availability
3 9 (14.75%) Configuration Management
4 5 (8.20%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (6.56%) CRM
6 3 (4.92%) E-Commerce
6 3 (4.92%) Workflow
6 3 (4.92%) Validation
6 3 (4.92%) Kimball Methodology
6 3 (4.92%) Scrum
6 3 (4.92%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (4.92%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (3.28%) Incident Management
7 2 (3.28%) Performance Monitoring
8 1 (1.64%) Line Management
8 1 (1.64%) Database Security
8 1 (1.64%) Release Management
8 1 (1.64%) ITIL V3
8 1 (1.64%) Network Design
8 1 (1.64%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 13 (21.31%) VBScript
1 13 (21.31%) PowerShell
2 6 (9.84%) SQL
3 3 (4.92%) Bash Shell
4 2 (3.28%) C
5 1 (1.64%) VB
Qualifications
1 61 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 37 (60.66%) MCSE
3 22 (36.07%) MCITP
4 21 (34.43%) MCP
5 14 (22.95%) Security Cleared
6 13 (21.31%) MCTS
7 11 (18.03%) MCDST
7 11 (18.03%) Degree
8 9 (14.75%) SC Cleared
9 7 (11.48%) CCNA
9 7 (11.48%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (6.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (6.56%) DV Cleared
11 3 (4.92%) A+ Certification
12 2 (3.28%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (3.28%) Network+ Certification
13 1 (1.64%) HND
13 1 (1.64%) CCNP
13 1 (1.64%) ACSA
13 1 (1.64%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.56%) SLA
2 1 (1.64%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 46 (75.41%) Active Directory
2 11 (18.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (14.75%) UAG
4 4 (6.56%) VMware ESX
5 3 (4.92%) KVM
6 2 (3.28%) ISA Server
6 2 (3.28%) vSphere
6 2 (3.28%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (3.28%) Hyper-V
7 1 (1.64%) XenApp
7 1 (1.64%) DFS Replication
7 1 (1.64%) Xen
7 1 (1.64%) NLBS
Systems Management
1 12 (19.67%) SCCM
2 5 (8.20%) Backup Exec
3 2 (3.28%) WSUS
4 1 (1.64%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (1.64%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.64%) SCOM
4 1 (1.64%) WhatsUp Gold
4 1 (1.64%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (1.64%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 44 (72.13%) Microsoft
2 28 (45.90%) VMware
3 17 (27.87%) Citrix
4 10 (16.39%) Cisco
4 10 (16.39%) Red Hat
5 9 (14.75%) HP
6 4 (6.56%) Symantec
6 4 (6.56%) Kaseya
7 3 (4.92%) Apple
7 3 (4.92%) CheckPoint
7 3 (4.92%) EMC
7 3 (4.92%) Sun
8 2 (3.28%) McAfee
8 2 (3.28%) Veeam
9 1 (1.64%) SAP
9 1 (1.64%) BT
9 1 (1.64%) IBM
9 1 (1.64%) NetApp
9 1 (1.64%) Lotus
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