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 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 89 75 91
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +16
Contract jobs citing MCSA 9 13 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 0.68% 1.01% 0.29%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.51% 3.82% 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 1
Median daily rate £350 £183 £128
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+91.78% +43.13%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £255 £200
% change year-on-year
+37.25% +27.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 3
Median hourly rate £46.00 £16.25 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+183.07% +8.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.75 £18.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+104.16% +16.12%
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
359 340 274
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 26.97% 26.34% 19.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 261 195 166
Median daily rate £450 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £508
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.20% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 19 12
Median hourly rate £45.00 £18.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+150.00% +9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £5.50 £14.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £73.00 £50.44 £48.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Surrey region citing MCSA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the Surrey region over the 3 months to 28 May 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
Redhill - 5 £350 -
Camberley -6 2 £425 +63.46%
Guildford +2 1 - -
MCSA
South East

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 Surrey region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 20 (100.00%) Windows
1 20 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (95.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 19 (95.00%) MCSE
2 19 (95.00%) Windows Server
3 18 (90.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 16 (80.00%) McAfee ePO
4 16 (80.00%) Intel Security
4 16 (80.00%) VMware
4 16 (80.00%) NetBackup
4 16 (80.00%) WSUS
4 16 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 15 (75.00%) Active Directory
6 14 (70.00%) HP
6 14 (70.00%) Backup Exec
6 14 (70.00%) vSphere
7 12 (60.00%) MS Excel
8 11 (55.00%) MS Exchange
8 11 (55.00%) MS Office
9 8 (40.00%) Data Centre
9 8 (40.00%) Driving Licence
10 6 (30.00%) Microsoft
11 5 (25.00%) VB
11 5 (25.00%) PowerShell
11 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
12 4 (20.00%) Logistics
13 3 (15.00%) Problem Management
13 3 (15.00%) Clustering
13 3 (15.00%) BladeLogic
13 3 (15.00%) Service Delivery

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey 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 11 (55.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (10.00%) IIS
Applications
1 12 (60.00%) MS Excel
2 11 (55.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.00%) SAN
1 3 (15.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (5.00%) DHCP
2 1 (5.00%) DNS
General
1 3 (15.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Banking
2 1 (5.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 11 (55.00%) Support Engineer
1 11 (55.00%) Wintel Engineer
1 11 (55.00%) Wintel Support
2 10 (50.00%) Server Engineer
3 8 (40.00%) Server Support
3 8 (40.00%) Server Support Engineer
3 8 (40.00%) Wintel Server Engineer
3 8 (40.00%) Wintel Support Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) Support Specialist
4 3 (15.00%) Windows Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) Wintel Specialist
5 2 (10.00%) Applications Support
5 2 (10.00%) Applications Support Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Applications Support Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Operations Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Support Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Systems Support
5 2 (10.00%) Systems Support Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Systems Support Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) ELK Stack
1 2 (10.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (40.00%) Data Centre
1 8 (40.00%) Driving Licence
2 3 (15.00%) Clustering
2 3 (15.00%) Contactless
3 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 20 (100.00%) Windows
2 19 (95.00%) Windows Server
2 19 (95.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 18 (90.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (20.00%) Logistics
2 3 (15.00%) CRM
2 3 (15.00%) ITIL
2 3 (15.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 3 (15.00%) Problem Management
2 3 (15.00%) Project Management
2 3 (15.00%) Service Delivery
3 2 (10.00%) Change Control
3 2 (10.00%) DevOps
3 2 (10.00%) Open Source
3 2 (10.00%) Web Development
4 1 (5.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 5 (25.00%) PowerShell
1 5 (25.00%) VB
2 3 (15.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 20 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (95.00%) MCSE
3 2 (10.00%) MCP
4 1 (5.00%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (75.00%) Active Directory
3 14 (70.00%) vSphere
4 2 (10.00%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 16 (80.00%) McAfee ePO
1 16 (80.00%) NetBackup
1 16 (80.00%) WSUS
2 14 (70.00%) Backup Exec
3 3 (15.00%) BladeLogic
4 2 (10.00%) Cacti
4 2 (10.00%) Nagios
4 2 (10.00%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (10.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 16 (80.00%) Intel Security
1 16 (80.00%) VMware
2 14 (70.00%) HP
3 6 (30.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (10.00%) CommVault
4 2 (10.00%) EMC
4 2 (10.00%) Rackspace
4 2 (10.00%) Symantec