The table below looks at the statistics for MCSA in IT contracts advertised for the Surrey region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCSA over the 3 months to 28 May 2015 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 74 96 76
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -20
Contract jobs citing MCSA 12 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 0.94% 0.28% 0.34%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.65% 1.45% 1.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 3
Average daily rate
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£225 £128 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+76.47% -36.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £136 £128 £144
10% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £128 £220
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £200 £226
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -11.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 0
Average hourly rate £16.25 £15.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £15.50 £12.00
% change year-on-year
+16.12% +29.16%
MCSA
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Surrey region.

Qualifications Category
Surrey
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
329 275 261
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 25.84% 19.56% 21.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 190 167 147
Average daily rate £400 £370 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% -6.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £500 £529
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 12 18
Average hourly rate £18.00 £16.50 £34.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -52.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £14.00 £24.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.44 £48.50 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £22.13
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -18.64%

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MCSA across the Surrey region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCSA Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

MCSA
Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MCSA across the Surrey region.

MCSA Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

MCSA
Daily Rate Histogram in Surrey

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MCSA across the Surrey region over the 3 months to 28 May 2015.

MCSA Daily Rate Histogram in Surrey

MCSA
Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MCSA across the Surrey region.

MCSA Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

MCSA
Contract Job Locations in Surrey

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the Surrey region over the 3 months to 28 May 2015. 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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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
Guildford - 3 £310 - 1
Staines - 3 - -
Camberley -6 2 £260 +103.92%
Egham - 2 £140 - 1
Weybridge - 1 £225 -
MCSA
South East

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Surrey 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 14 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (71.43%) Windows
3 8 (57.14%) MCSE
3 8 (57.14%) CCNA
3 8 (57.14%) Active Directory
3 8 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (50.00%) A+ Certification
4 7 (50.00%) VMware
5 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
5 6 (42.86%) LAN
5 6 (42.86%) TCP/IP
6 5 (35.71%) DNS
6 5 (35.71%) Network+ Certification
6 5 (35.71%) Windows 7
6 5 (35.71%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (28.57%) MCITP
7 4 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (28.57%) Firewall
7 4 (28.57%) VPN
7 4 (28.57%) WAN
7 4 (28.57%) DHCP
7 4 (28.57%) Cisco
7 4 (28.57%) MS Office
7 4 (28.57%) ITIL
8 3 (21.43%) Linux
8 3 (21.43%) IIS
8 3 (21.43%) CCNP
8 3 (21.43%) VoIP
8 3 (21.43%) B2B
8 3 (21.43%) Citrix

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Surrey 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 3 (21.43%) IIS
2 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
2 1 (7.14%) MS Exchange
2 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 4 (28.57%) MS Office
2 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (7.14%) PaaS
1 1 (7.14%) IaaS
1 1 (7.14%) Office 365
1 1 (7.14%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 6 (42.86%) LAN
1 6 (42.86%) TCP/IP
2 5 (35.71%) DNS
3 4 (28.57%) Firewall
3 4 (28.57%) VPN
3 4 (28.57%) WAN
3 4 (28.57%) DHCP
4 3 (21.43%) VoIP
5 2 (14.29%) SAN
6 1 (7.14%) MPLS
6 1 (7.14%) Network Security
6 1 (7.14%) VLAN
6 1 (7.14%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database
General
1 3 (21.43%) Japanese Language
2 1 (7.14%) Billing
Job Titles
1 3 (21.43%) Analyst
1 3 (21.43%) Network Engineer
1 3 (21.43%) Help Desk Analyst
1 3 (21.43%) Support Engineer
1 3 (21.43%) Service Desk Analyst
1 3 (21.43%) Service Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) IT Support
2 2 (14.29%) PC Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Network Support Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Network Support
2 2 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (7.14%) Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Junior
3 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Server Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Junior Network Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Cloud Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Junior Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (21.43%) Data Centre
3 2 (14.29%) Clustering
4 1 (7.14%) Replication
4 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
4 1 (7.14%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 10 (71.43%) Windows
2 5 (35.71%) Windows 7
3 3 (21.43%) Linux
3 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (14.29%) Windows 8
4 2 (14.29%) Mac OS X
5 1 (7.14%) UNIX
5 1 (7.14%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) ITIL
2 3 (21.43%) B2B
3 2 (14.29%) ITIL V3
3 2 (14.29%) Technical Architecture
3 2 (14.29%) Network Design
3 2 (14.29%) Migration
3 2 (14.29%) CRM
4 1 (7.14%) Configuration Management
4 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (7.14%) Zachman Framework
4 1 (7.14%) TOGAF
4 1 (7.14%) Use Case
4 1 (7.14%) Open Source
4 1 (7.14%) DevOps
4 1 (7.14%) Capacity Management
4 1 (7.14%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) SQL
2 1 (7.14%) C#
2 1 (7.14%) Java
2 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 14 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (57.14%) MCSE
2 8 (57.14%) CCNA
2 8 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (50.00%) A+ Certification
4 5 (35.71%) Network+ Certification
5 4 (28.57%) MCITP
6 3 (21.43%) CCNP
7 2 (14.29%) Degree
7 2 (14.29%) MCP
8 1 (7.14%) CCDA
8 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
8 1 (7.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 8 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 4 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (21.43%) vSphere
4 2 (14.29%) VMware ESX
5 1 (7.14%) Hyper-V
5 1 (7.14%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Tivoli
1 1 (7.14%) SCOM
1 1 (7.14%) Puppet
1 1 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (7.14%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 7 (50.00%) VMware
2 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 4 (28.57%) Cisco
4 3 (21.43%) Citrix
4 3 (21.43%) Avaya
4 3 (21.43%) Mitel
5 2 (14.29%) HP
6 1 (7.14%) Oracle
6 1 (7.14%) Barracuda Networks
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