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 19 February 2017 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
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
England / South East
Rank 184 210 240
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +30
Contract jobs citing MCSA 43 36 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.58% 0.41% 0.30%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.00% 1.50% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 18 13
Median daily rate £328 £330 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.75% +13.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £196 £275 £172
10% offered a daily rate of more than £356 £406 £344
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 0
Median hourly rate £29.92 £45.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.51% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £35.00 £20.71
% change year-on-year
-52.85% +69.04%

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
2151 2395 2627
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 28.78% 27.59% 27.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1316 1432 1270
Median daily rate £405 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 118 128 105
Median hourly rate £22.50 £45.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% +125.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.87 £61.50 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £40.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-25.92% +80.00%

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 19 February 2017.

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 19 February 2017. 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 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 +20 16 £325 -10.34% 4
Kent - 11 £325 - 3
Buckinghamshire +9 9 £350 +20.68% 2
Berkshire +16 3 £185 -47.14%
West Sussex -4 3 - -
Surrey +1 1 £325 -4.41% 3
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 February 2017, 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 63 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 56 (88.89%) Windows
3 55 (87.30%) Active Directory
4 45 (71.43%) Microsoft
5 42 (66.67%) Windows Server
6 39 (61.90%) VMware
7 34 (53.97%) MCITP
8 30 (47.62%) ITIL
9 29 (46.03%) Windows Server 2008
10 28 (44.44%) Cisco
11 27 (42.86%) MCSE
11 27 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
12 25 (39.68%) VMware Infrastructure
12 25 (39.68%) PowerShell
13 24 (38.10%) Security Cleared
14 22 (34.92%) Firewall
15 21 (33.33%) SC Cleared
15 21 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
15 21 (33.33%) Windows 7
15 21 (33.33%) Skype for Business
15 21 (33.33%) Skype
16 20 (31.75%) SAN
17 19 (30.16%) XML
17 19 (30.16%) MCP
17 19 (30.16%) VBScript
17 19 (30.16%) MS Exchange
18 17 (26.98%) Exchange Server 2010
19 16 (25.40%) VoIP
19 16 (25.40%) NetApp
20 15 (23.81%) SQL Server

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 21 (33.33%) Skype for Business
2 19 (30.16%) MS Exchange
3 17 (26.98%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (12.70%) IIS
5 7 (11.11%) SharePoint
6 3 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (3.17%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 7 (11.11%) MS Office
2 4 (6.35%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 11 (17.46%) Office 365
2 3 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.17%) AWS CloudFormation
3 2 (3.17%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (3.17%) IaaS
3 2 (3.17%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 22 (34.92%) Firewall
2 21 (33.33%) Skype
3 20 (31.75%) SAN
4 16 (25.40%) VoIP
5 9 (14.29%) DHCP
6 7 (11.11%) DNS
7 6 (9.52%) LAN
7 6 (9.52%) WAN
8 4 (6.35%) Cisco Nexus
8 4 (6.35%) VPN
9 3 (4.76%) Internet
10 2 (3.17%) Remote Desktop
11 1 (1.59%) Cisco ASA
11 1 (1.59%) IPv4
11 1 (1.59%) Network Security
11 1 (1.59%) TCP/IP
11 1 (1.59%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (23.81%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.35%) Big Data
3 2 (3.17%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (3.17%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (3.17%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (3.17%) Git (software)
1 2 (3.17%) Jenkins
1 2 (3.17%) JIRA
2 1 (1.59%) StarTeam
General
1 12 (19.05%) Finance
2 4 (6.35%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.17%) Marketing
4 1 (1.59%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 19 (30.16%) Wintel Engineer
2 15 (23.81%) Windows Engineer
3 13 (20.63%) Server Engineer
3 13 (20.63%) Systems Engineer
4 12 (19.05%) Windows Systems Engineer
5 8 (12.70%) Analyst
6 6 (9.52%) Wintel Server Engineer
7 5 (7.94%) Architect
8 4 (6.35%) IT Engineer
8 4 (6.35%) Support Engineer
8 4 (6.35%) Windows Specialist
8 4 (6.35%) Wintel Analyst
9 3 (4.76%) Active Directory Analyst
9 3 (4.76%) Active Directory Engineer
9 3 (4.76%) Support Analyst
10 2 (3.17%) Consultant
10 2 (3.17%) Design Engineer
10 2 (3.17%) Infrastructure Specialist
10 2 (3.17%) Support Specialist
10 2 (3.17%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (30.16%) XML
2 5 (7.94%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.94%) Data Centre
2 4 (6.35%) NHS
2 4 (6.35%) Private Cloud
3 3 (4.76%) Clustering
3 3 (4.76%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.17%) Blackberry
4 2 (3.17%) Client/Server
4 2 (3.17%) Enterprise Cloud
4 2 (3.17%) PKI
4 2 (3.17%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (3.17%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.59%) Cyber Attack
5 1 (1.59%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.59%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 56 (88.89%) Windows
2 42 (66.67%) Windows Server
3 29 (46.03%) Windows Server 2008
4 27 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
5 21 (33.33%) Windows 7
5 21 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (14.29%) Windows 10
7 4 (6.35%) Windows 8
8 3 (4.76%) Windows XP
9 2 (3.17%) Linux
9 2 (3.17%) Mac OS
9 2 (3.17%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.59%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (47.62%) ITIL
2 11 (17.46%) Change Management
3 7 (11.11%) High Availability
3 7 (11.11%) Validation
4 5 (7.94%) Server Patching
5 4 (6.35%) Analytics
5 4 (6.35%) Converged Infrastructure
5 4 (6.35%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (4.76%) Incident Management
6 3 (4.76%) Service Delivery
7 2 (3.17%) Configuration Management
7 2 (3.17%) Cybersecurity
7 2 (3.17%) DevOps
7 2 (3.17%) ITIL V3
7 2 (3.17%) Mobile Device Management
7 2 (3.17%) Performance Monitoring
7 2 (3.17%) Use Case
7 2 (3.17%) Virtual Team Management
8 1 (1.59%) Mentoring
8 1 (1.59%) Smoke Testing
Programming Languages
1 25 (39.68%) PowerShell
2 19 (30.16%) VBScript
3 3 (4.76%) SQL
4 2 (3.17%) Bash Shell
4 2 (3.17%) Python
Qualifications
1 63 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 34 (53.97%) MCITP
3 27 (42.86%) MCSE
4 24 (38.10%) Security Cleared
5 21 (33.33%) SC Cleared
6 19 (30.16%) MCP
7 10 (15.87%) CCNP
7 10 (15.87%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (9.52%) CCNA
8 6 (9.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 5 (7.94%) Degree
10 4 (6.35%) CCIE
11 3 (4.76%) A+ Certification
11 3 (4.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 2 (3.17%) MCTS
13 1 (1.59%) DBS Check
13 1 (1.59%) ISTQB
13 1 (1.59%) ITIL Certification
13 1 (1.59%) MCDST
13 1 (1.59%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.35%) SLA
System Software
1 55 (87.30%) Active Directory
2 25 (39.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (22.22%) VMware ESX
4 12 (19.05%) Hyper-V
5 7 (11.11%) UAG
6 5 (7.94%) Forefront TMG
6 5 (7.94%) ISA Server
7 3 (4.76%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (3.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (19.05%) Nessus
2 6 (9.52%) SCCM
3 2 (3.17%) Puppet
4 1 (1.59%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (1.59%) Netcool
Vendors
1 45 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 39 (61.90%) VMware
3 28 (44.44%) Cisco
4 16 (25.40%) NetApp
5 12 (19.05%) LANDesk
5 12 (19.05%) SolarWinds
6 7 (11.11%) Forcepoint
7 4 (6.35%) Apple
8 3 (4.76%) Remedy
9 2 (3.17%) Citrix
9 2 (3.17%) Computacenter
10 1 (1.59%) Acronis
10 1 (1.59%) HP
10 1 (1.59%) Intel Security
10 1 (1.59%) Sophos
10 1 (1.59%) Veeam
10 1 (1.59%) Veritas
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