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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 214 213 212
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -1
Contract jobs citing MCSA 53 17 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.53% 0.20% 0.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.82% 0.83% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 4 10
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£323 £250 £208
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.00% +20.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £165 £177
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £300 £353
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £238 £238
% change year-on-year
+35.78% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 2
Average hourly rate £40.00 £14.13 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+183.18% -34.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.25 £18.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £24.42 £24.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.71 £15.13 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+23.66% -39.50%
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
2907 2044 1798
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 29.34% 24.00% 21.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1438 1016 779
Average daily rate £375 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 131 93 168
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £22.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% -32.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -26.31%

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 18 December 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 18 December 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 18 December 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 +9 31 £323 - 6
Surrey -6 8 - - 3
Berkshire +6 5 £325 - 7
West Sussex - 3 £375 -
Isle of Wight - 3 £350 -
Buckinghamshire -11 2 £410 +105.00% 4
Kent -6 1 £250 - 1
Middlesex - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 1
East Sussex - - - -
Sussex - - - -
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 75 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 63 (84.00%) Windows
3 62 (82.67%) Microsoft
4 58 (77.33%) Active Directory
5 46 (61.33%) ITIL
6 39 (52.00%) MCITP
7 35 (46.67%) PowerShell
8 33 (44.00%) Security Cleared
9 32 (42.67%) VBScript
10 31 (41.33%) HTML
10 31 (41.33%) XML
11 30 (40.00%) High Availability
12 26 (34.67%) SC Cleared
12 26 (34.67%) MCSE
13 24 (32.00%) VMware
14 17 (22.67%) MS Exchange
14 17 (22.67%) MCP
14 17 (22.67%) Windows Server 2008
15 15 (20.00%) HP
16 14 (18.67%) MS Office
16 14 (18.67%) MS Excel
16 14 (18.67%) VMware Infrastructure
17 11 (14.67%) Citrix
17 11 (14.67%) Windows Server 2003
18 10 (13.33%) DNS
18 10 (13.33%) Cisco
18 10 (13.33%) MCTS
19 9 (12.00%) Degree
19 9 (12.00%) Windows 7
19 9 (12.00%) DHCP

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 17 (22.67%) MS Exchange
2 5 (6.67%) IIS
3 4 (5.33%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (4.00%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.67%) Lync
5 2 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.67%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (2.67%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (1.33%) Lotus Domino
6 1 (1.33%) Apache
6 1 (1.33%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 14 (18.67%) MS Office
1 14 (18.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.67%) IaaS
2 2 (2.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (13.33%) DNS
2 9 (12.00%) DHCP
3 8 (10.67%) LAN
4 7 (9.33%) WAN
5 5 (6.67%) Firewall
5 5 (6.67%) SAN
6 4 (5.33%) TCP/IP
7 3 (4.00%) VoIP
7 3 (4.00%) WLAN
8 2 (2.67%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (2.67%) Internet
9 1 (1.33%) SSL
9 1 (1.33%) LDAP
9 1 (1.33%) HTTP
9 1 (1.33%) Kerberos
9 1 (1.33%) SNMP
9 1 (1.33%) VLAN
9 1 (1.33%) PABX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (4.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.67%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 3 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (4.00%) Finance
2 1 (1.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 27 (36.00%) Wintel Engineer
2 18 (24.00%) Support Engineer
3 9 (12.00%) Consultant
4 8 (10.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (6.67%) Desktop Engineer
5 5 (6.67%) Server Engineer
5 5 (6.67%) Technical Consultant
6 4 (5.33%) Wintel Server Engineer
6 4 (5.33%) Wintel Support Engineer
6 4 (5.33%) Server Support
6 4 (5.33%) Desktop Support
6 4 (5.33%) 3rd Line Support
6 4 (5.33%) 2nd Line Support
6 4 (5.33%) Administrator
6 4 (5.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 4 (5.33%) Server Support Engineer
6 4 (5.33%) Wintel Support
7 3 (4.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 3 (4.00%) SQL Developer
7 3 (4.00%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (41.33%) HTML
1 31 (41.33%) XML
2 1 (1.33%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (2.67%) PKI
2 2 (2.67%) Blackberry
2 2 (2.67%) Replication
3 1 (1.33%) Clustering
3 1 (1.33%) Mathematics
3 1 (1.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 63 (84.00%) Windows
2 17 (22.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (14.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (12.00%) Windows 7
5 7 (9.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (5.33%) Linux
7 3 (4.00%) Windows XP
7 3 (4.00%) Windows 8
8 2 (2.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.33%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (61.33%) ITIL
2 30 (40.00%) High Availability
3 8 (10.67%) Validation
4 3 (4.00%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (4.00%) CRM
4 3 (4.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (4.00%) Scrum
4 3 (4.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (4.00%) Kimball Methodology
5 2 (2.67%) ITIL V3
5 2 (2.67%) Incident Management
5 2 (2.67%) Configuration Management
5 2 (2.67%) Change Management
5 2 (2.67%) Network Design
5 2 (2.67%) B2B
6 1 (1.33%) PRINCE2
6 1 (1.33%) Document Management
6 1 (1.33%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (1.33%) Project Management
6 1 (1.33%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 35 (46.67%) PowerShell
2 32 (42.67%) VBScript
3 3 (4.00%) SQL
4 2 (2.67%) VB
4 2 (2.67%) C
Qualifications
1 75 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 39 (52.00%) MCITP
3 33 (44.00%) Security Cleared
4 26 (34.67%) SC Cleared
4 26 (34.67%) MCSE
5 17 (22.67%) MCP
6 10 (13.33%) MCTS
7 9 (12.00%) Degree
8 8 (10.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 7 (9.33%) MCDST
9 7 (9.33%) DV Cleared
10 6 (8.00%) CCNA
10 6 (8.00%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (5.33%) CCNP
12 2 (2.67%) Network+ Certification
12 2 (2.67%) A+ Certification
13 1 (1.33%) ITIL Certification
13 1 (1.33%) CCA
13 1 (1.33%) Citrix Certification
13 1 (1.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.00%) SLA
System Software
1 58 (77.33%) Active Directory
2 14 (18.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (8.00%) Hyper-V
4 5 (6.67%) vSphere
5 4 (5.33%) UAG
6 2 (2.67%) Forefront TMG
6 2 (2.67%) VMware ESX
6 2 (2.67%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (2.67%) ISA Server
7 1 (1.33%) Samba
7 1 (1.33%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 4 (5.33%) SCCM
2 3 (4.00%) Backup Exec
3 2 (2.67%) WSUS
4 1 (1.33%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (1.33%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 62 (82.67%) Microsoft
2 24 (32.00%) VMware
3 15 (20.00%) HP
4 11 (14.67%) Citrix
5 10 (13.33%) Cisco
6 5 (6.67%) McAfee
7 4 (5.33%) Lumension
7 4 (5.33%) Sun
8 3 (4.00%) Red Hat
9 2 (2.67%) Sonus
9 2 (2.67%) NetApp
9 2 (2.67%) Websense
9 2 (2.67%) Remedy
9 2 (2.67%) Avaya
9 2 (2.67%) IBM
9 2 (2.67%) Dell
9 2 (2.67%) EMC
10 1 (1.33%) Apple
10 1 (1.33%) CheckPoint
10 1 (1.33%) SAP