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 February 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 221 228 225
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -3
Contract jobs citing MCSA 32 27 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.37% 0.29% 0.17%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.36% 1.06% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 13 3
Average daily rate £330 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £406 £349 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £225
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +44.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 8
Average hourly rate £44.00 - £18.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 - £12.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 - £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+42.85% +50.00%
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
2352 2553 2104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 27.49% 27.46% 25.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1427 1224 1002
Average daily rate £400 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £505 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.53% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 104 111
Average hourly rate £45.00 £19.50 £16.08
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+130.76% +21.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.24 £11.50 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £61.50 £50.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +21.73%

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 5 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the South East region over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Surrey - 11 £330 - 7
Berkshire +9 8 £404 - 8
West Sussex +1 3 - - 2
Hampshire -5 3 £363 +12.84% 7
Buckinghamshire - 2 £290 - 1
Oxfordshire - 1 - - 5
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 54 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 43 (79.63%) Windows
3 35 (64.81%) Microsoft
3 35 (64.81%) Windows Server
4 34 (62.96%) MCSE
5 32 (59.26%) Windows Server 2012
6 31 (57.41%) VMware
7 29 (53.70%) Active Directory
8 26 (48.15%) VMware Infrastructure
9 22 (40.74%) Windows Server 2008
10 20 (37.04%) vSphere
10 20 (37.04%) HP
10 20 (37.04%) ITIL
10 20 (37.04%) MS Exchange
11 19 (35.19%) Hyper-V
12 18 (33.33%) Linux
13 17 (31.48%) MCP
13 17 (31.48%) CCNA
13 17 (31.48%) Cisco
13 17 (31.48%) Cisco Certification
13 17 (31.48%) Windows Server 2003
13 17 (31.48%) Firewall
14 16 (29.63%) MS Excel
14 16 (29.63%) SCCM
15 14 (25.93%) WSUS
15 14 (25.93%) McAfee
16 13 (24.07%) SAN
16 13 (24.07%) MCITP
16 13 (24.07%) Exchange Server 2010
16 13 (24.07%) Data Centre

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 20 (37.04%) MS Exchange
2 13 (24.07%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (16.67%) IIS
4 7 (12.96%) SharePoint
5 4 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (7.41%) Lync
6 3 (5.56%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 16 (29.63%) MS Excel
2 9 (16.67%) MS Office
3 4 (7.41%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.85%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.85%) SAP CCM
1 1 (1.85%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 10 (18.52%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (14.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (11.11%) Office 365
4 3 (5.56%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (3.70%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (31.48%) Firewall
2 13 (24.07%) SAN
3 12 (22.22%) TCP/IP
4 11 (20.37%) DNS
5 10 (18.52%) LAN
5 10 (18.52%) WAN
6 9 (16.67%) DHCP
7 6 (11.11%) VLAN
8 5 (9.26%) VPN
9 4 (7.41%) Ethernet
9 4 (7.41%) Fibre Channel
9 4 (7.41%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (5.56%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (5.56%) Internet
10 3 (5.56%) MPLS
10 3 (5.56%) Remote Desktop
11 2 (3.70%) iSCSI
11 2 (3.70%) Packet Switching
11 2 (3.70%) SDH
11 2 (3.70%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.26%) SQL Server
1 5 (9.26%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (5.56%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (3.70%) Amazon RDS
General
1 4 (7.41%) Finance
1 4 (7.41%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.70%) Billing
3 1 (1.85%) Banking
3 1 (1.85%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 14 (25.93%) Support Engineer
2 10 (18.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 9 (16.67%) Server Engineer
4 7 (12.96%) Architect
4 7 (12.96%) Wintel Support
5 6 (11.11%) Analyst
5 6 (11.11%) Wintel Engineer
6 5 (9.26%) Server Support
6 5 (9.26%) Server Support Engineer
6 5 (9.26%) Wintel Server Engineer
6 5 (9.26%) Wintel Support Engineer
7 4 (7.41%) Applications Engineer
7 4 (7.41%) DevOps Engineer
7 4 (7.41%) Operational Support Analyst
7 4 (7.41%) Operations Support Analyst
7 4 (7.41%) Operations Support Engineer
7 4 (7.41%) Web Analyst
7 4 (7.41%) Web Engineer
7 4 (7.41%) Web Support Analyst
7 4 (7.41%) Web Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.41%) ELK Stack
1 4 (7.41%) Middleware
1 4 (7.41%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (24.07%) Data Centre
2 7 (12.96%) Hybrid Cloud
3 5 (9.26%) Driving Licence
4 4 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (5.56%) Data Integration
5 3 (5.56%) PKI
5 3 (5.56%) Private Cloud
5 3 (5.56%) Public Cloud
6 2 (3.70%) Clustering
6 2 (3.70%) Contactless
6 2 (3.70%) EqualLogic
7 1 (1.85%) CESG
7 1 (1.85%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.85%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.85%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 43 (79.63%) Windows
2 35 (64.81%) Windows Server
3 32 (59.26%) Windows Server 2012
4 22 (40.74%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (33.33%) Linux
6 17 (31.48%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (12.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (9.26%) Windows 7
9 3 (5.56%) Windows Vista
10 2 (3.70%) Windows 10
10 2 (3.70%) Windows 8
10 2 (3.70%) Windows XP
11 1 (1.85%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (37.04%) ITIL
2 7 (12.96%) Disaster Recovery
2 7 (12.96%) Migration
3 5 (9.26%) CRM
4 4 (7.41%) Change Control
4 4 (7.41%) DevOps
4 4 (7.41%) Information Security
4 4 (7.41%) Open Source
4 4 (7.41%) PRINCE2
4 4 (7.41%) Risk Analysis
4 4 (7.41%) Service Delivery
4 4 (7.41%) Web Development
5 3 (5.56%) Change Management
5 3 (5.56%) Configuration Management
5 3 (5.56%) Identity Management
5 3 (5.56%) Integration Testing
5 3 (5.56%) ITIL V3
5 3 (5.56%) Logistics
5 3 (5.56%) Problem Management
5 3 (5.56%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (18.52%) PowerShell
2 9 (16.67%) SQL
3 4 (7.41%) Ruby
3 4 (7.41%) VB
Qualifications
1 54 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 34 (62.96%) MCSE
3 17 (31.48%) CCNA
3 17 (31.48%) Cisco Certification
3 17 (31.48%) MCP
4 13 (24.07%) MCITP
5 10 (18.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (7.41%) MCTS
6 4 (7.41%) Security Cleared
7 3 (5.56%) SC Cleared
8 2 (3.70%) APMP
8 2 (3.70%) CCNP
8 2 (3.70%) Degree
8 2 (3.70%) Network+ Certification
9 1 (1.85%) A+ Certification
9 1 (1.85%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (1.85%) MOS
9 1 (1.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (1.85%) VCAP
9 1 (1.85%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.56%) FedRAMP
2 1 (1.85%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (53.70%) Active Directory
2 26 (48.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (37.04%) vSphere
4 19 (35.19%) Hyper-V
5 3 (5.56%) UAG
6 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (1.85%) vCloud
6 1 (1.85%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.85%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 16 (29.63%) SCCM
2 14 (25.93%) WSUS
3 12 (22.22%) NetBackup
4 11 (20.37%) Backup Exec
4 11 (20.37%) McAfee ePO
5 9 (16.67%) SCOM
6 8 (14.81%) Puppet
7 6 (11.11%) Norton AntiVirus
8 5 (9.26%) Nagios
9 4 (7.41%) Cacti
9 4 (7.41%) SCVMM
9 4 (7.41%) Windows Intune
10 2 (3.70%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 1 (1.85%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 35 (64.81%) Microsoft
2 31 (57.41%) VMware
3 20 (37.04%) HP
4 17 (31.48%) Cisco
5 14 (25.93%) McAfee
6 11 (20.37%) Citrix
7 8 (14.81%) Symantec
8 7 (12.96%) Oracle
8 7 (12.96%) Red Hat
9 6 (11.11%) Dell
9 6 (11.11%) Rackspace
10 5 (9.26%) Intel
11 4 (7.41%) CommVault
11 4 (7.41%) Hitachi
11 4 (7.41%) IBM
11 4 (7.41%) RightScale
12 2 (3.70%) CA
12 2 (3.70%) EMC
12 2 (3.70%) NetApp
12 2 (3.70%) SAP
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