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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 241 251 230
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -21
Contract jobs citing MCSA 14 20 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.17% 0.20% 0.30%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.67% 0.75% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 13 18
Median daily rate £358 £288 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.60% -17.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £182 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £460 £377
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £290 £338
% change year-on-year
+13.79% -14.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Median hourly rate - - £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £17.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+14.70% -12.82%
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
2091 2664 2383
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 24.96% 26.84% 26.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1285 1602 1211
Median daily rate £400 £398 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.39% +7.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £390 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +6.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 115 117
Median hourly rate £35.00 £30.90 £17.07
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.26% +81.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.23 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £23.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+17.89% +18.75%

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 28 September 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 28 September 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
Hampshire +17 7 £353 -16.07% 3
Berkshire +7 3 £500 +198.50% 2
Kent +4 1 - -
West Sussex +1 1 £375 +31.57% 1
Middlesex - 1 £325 -
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 45 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 35 (77.78%) Windows
3 31 (68.89%) Microsoft
4 28 (62.22%) MCSE
5 24 (53.33%) VMware
6 23 (51.11%) Active Directory
6 23 (51.11%) Windows Server
7 20 (44.44%) DHCP
7 20 (44.44%) DNS
8 19 (42.22%) Windows Server 2012
9 18 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
10 17 (37.78%) MS Excel
10 17 (37.78%) HP
11 16 (35.56%) Hyper-V
12 15 (33.33%) ITIL
13 14 (31.11%) Windows Server 2008
14 13 (28.89%) Security Cleared
14 13 (28.89%) MCP
14 13 (28.89%) MS Exchange
14 13 (28.89%) TCP/IP
15 11 (24.44%) MCITP
15 11 (24.44%) SAN
15 11 (24.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 11 (24.44%) PowerShell
16 10 (22.22%) Office 365
16 10 (22.22%) Degree
17 9 (20.00%) Marketing
17 9 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
17 9 (20.00%) Intel Security
17 9 (20.00%) HTTP

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 13 (28.89%) MS Exchange
2 9 (20.00%) SharePoint
3 7 (15.56%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (6.67%) IIS
4 3 (6.67%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (2.22%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 17 (37.78%) MS Excel
2 6 (13.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (22.22%) Office 365
2 8 (17.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (8.89%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (6.67%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (6.67%) IaaS
5 2 (4.44%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (4.44%) Yammer
6 1 (2.22%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 20 (44.44%) DHCP
1 20 (44.44%) DNS
2 13 (28.89%) TCP/IP
3 11 (24.44%) SAN
4 9 (20.00%) HTTP
4 9 (20.00%) VPN
5 8 (17.78%) IPsec
5 8 (17.78%) IPv6
5 8 (17.78%) Software-Defined Networking
6 5 (11.11%) Firewall
6 5 (11.11%) Internet
7 3 (6.67%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (4.44%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (4.44%) Ethernet
8 2 (4.44%) Fibre Channel
8 2 (4.44%) LAN
8 2 (4.44%) Network Security
8 2 (4.44%) WAN
9 1 (2.22%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (2.22%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.67%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (2.22%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.22%) StarTeam
General
1 9 (20.00%) Marketing
2 3 (6.67%) Finance
3 1 (2.22%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 13 (28.89%) Support Engineer
2 7 (15.56%) Wintel Engineer
3 6 (13.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (13.33%) Network Engineer
3 6 (13.33%) Network Support
3 6 (13.33%) Network Support Engineer
4 4 (8.89%) Build Engineer
4 4 (8.89%) IT Engineer
4 4 (8.89%) Wintel Support
5 3 (6.67%) Architect
5 3 (6.67%) Infrastructure Architect
5 3 (6.67%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (6.67%) Server Engineer
5 3 (6.67%) Wintel Support Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) Analyst
6 2 (4.44%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 2 (4.44%) Security Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) Server Support
6 2 (4.44%) Server Support Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (17.78%) CSS
2 4 (8.89%) XML
3 3 (6.67%) HTML
4 1 (2.22%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.78%) Computer Science
1 8 (17.78%) Public Cloud
2 6 (13.33%) Data Centre
3 4 (8.89%) PKI
4 3 (6.67%) Management Information System
5 2 (4.44%) Clustering
5 2 (4.44%) Driving Licence
6 1 (2.22%) Contactless
6 1 (2.22%) EMC VNXe
6 1 (2.22%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 35 (77.78%) Windows
2 23 (51.11%) Windows Server
3 19 (42.22%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (31.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (15.56%) Linux
6 7 (15.56%) Windows 7
7 5 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (8.89%) Solaris
9 3 (6.67%) Windows 10
10 1 (2.22%) AIX
10 1 (2.22%) Mac OS X
10 1 (2.22%) Ubuntu
10 1 (2.22%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (33.33%) ITIL
2 9 (20.00%) Load Balancing
3 8 (17.78%) Presales
4 7 (15.56%) Mentoring
4 7 (15.56%) Process Improvement
4 7 (15.56%) Workflow
5 5 (11.11%) Server Building
6 4 (8.89%) Change Management
6 4 (8.89%) Problem Management
7 3 (6.67%) Configuration Management
7 3 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (6.67%) High Availability
7 3 (6.67%) ITIL V3
7 3 (6.67%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (6.67%) Service Delivery
7 3 (6.67%) Validation
8 2 (4.44%) Mobile Device Management
8 2 (4.44%) Network Management
8 2 (4.44%) Software Deployment
8 2 (4.44%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 11 (24.44%) PowerShell
2 8 (17.78%) VBScript
3 7 (15.56%) SQL
4 2 (4.44%) VB
5 1 (2.22%) C
5 1 (2.22%) C#
5 1 (2.22%) C++
Qualifications
1 45 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 28 (62.22%) MCSE
3 13 (28.89%) MCP
3 13 (28.89%) Security Cleared
4 11 (24.44%) MCITP
5 10 (22.22%) Degree
6 9 (20.00%) MCSD
7 8 (17.78%) CCNA
7 8 (17.78%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (17.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 6 (13.33%) SC Cleared
9 5 (11.11%) DV Cleared
10 4 (8.89%) CCNP
10 4 (8.89%) VCP4
10 4 (8.89%) VCP5
11 2 (4.44%) Check Point Certification
12 1 (2.22%) ISTQB
12 1 (2.22%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (2.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 1 (2.22%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.44%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 23 (51.11%) Active Directory
2 18 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (35.56%) Hyper-V
4 8 (17.78%) vSphere
5 2 (4.44%) VMware ESX
5 2 (4.44%) XenApp
6 1 (2.22%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (2.22%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (24.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 5 (11.11%) Backup Exec
2 5 (11.11%) McAfee ePO
2 5 (11.11%) SCCM
3 4 (8.89%) NetBackup
3 4 (8.89%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 4 (8.89%) WSUS
4 1 (2.22%) BladeLogic
4 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (2.22%) Nessus
4 1 (2.22%) Netcool
4 1 (2.22%) PowerCLI
4 1 (2.22%) SCDPM
4 1 (2.22%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 31 (68.89%) Microsoft
2 24 (53.33%) VMware
3 17 (37.78%) HP
4 9 (20.00%) Intel Security
5 6 (13.33%) Cisco
6 5 (11.11%) Red Hat
7 4 (8.89%) Altiris
7 4 (8.89%) CheckPoint
7 4 (8.89%) Citrix
7 4 (8.89%) Dell
7 4 (8.89%) Supermicro
8 3 (6.67%) 3PAR
9 2 (4.44%) EMC
9 2 (4.44%) Hitachi
9 2 (4.44%) IBM
9 2 (4.44%) Intel
9 2 (4.44%) NetApp
10 1 (2.22%) Apple
10 1 (2.22%) Symantec
10 1 (2.22%) Veritas
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