The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Kent with a requirement for MCSA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
South East / Kent
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 32 39 -
Rank change year-on-year +7 -  
Contract jobs citing MCSA 10 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 3.95% 0.62% -
As % of the Qualifications category 18.18% 2.86% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Median daily rate £145 £110 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +31.81% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £335 £320
% change year-on-year +0.74% +4.68%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 0
Median hourly rate £22.52 £20.83 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.11% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.51 £37.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year -47.97% +108.33%  

MCSA is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Kent.

Academic & Professional Certification
Kent
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 55 70 44
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 21.74% 21.60% 16.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 38 23
Median daily rate £375 £405 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.40% -4.70%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £133 £130 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £540 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 2
Median hourly rate £22.52 £20.83 £25.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.11% -19.10%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £24.12
% change year-on-year +10.00% +24.37%  

MCSA
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Kent citing MCSA as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for MCSA in Kent

MCSA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing MCSA in Kent.

Contractor daily rate trend for MCSA in Kent

MCSA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCSA in Kent

MCSA
Contract Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the Kent region over the 3 months to 26 June 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
Dover - 2 - -
Maidstone -6 1 £145 - 1
MCSA
South East

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 Kent region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 23 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (95.65%) Active Directory
3 14 (60.87%) Change Management
4 12 (52.17%) MCSE
4 12 (52.17%) High Availability
5 11 (47.83%) Microsoft
6 10 (43.48%) ITIL
6 10 (43.48%) Windows
6 10 (43.48%) NHS
7 7 (30.43%) VMware
8 6 (26.09%) MCP
8 6 (26.09%) Technical Architecture
8 6 (26.09%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (26.09%) Windows Server
9 5 (21.74%) MCITP
10 4 (17.39%) Degree
10 4 (17.39%) LANDesk
10 4 (17.39%) SolarWinds
10 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (17.39%) IT Strategy
10 4 (17.39%) Server Patching
10 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (17.39%) Service Delivery
10 4 (17.39%) Programme Management
10 4 (17.39%) Nessus
10 4 (17.39%) Finance
11 3 (13.04%) Virtual Infrastructure
11 3 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
12 2 (8.70%) MCTS
12 2 (8.70%) Virtual Machines

MCSA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent 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:

Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.70%) DNS
2 1 (4.35%) DHCP
2 1 (4.35%) Firewall
2 1 (4.35%) IPv4
2 1 (4.35%) VLAN
2 1 (4.35%) VPN
General
1 4 (17.39%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (30.43%) Architect
1 7 (30.43%) Systems Architect
2 6 (26.09%) Active Directory Architect
2 6 (26.09%) Server Engineer
2 6 (26.09%) Windows Engineer
3 4 (17.39%) Active Directory Technician
3 4 (17.39%) Server Technician
3 4 (17.39%) Systems Engineer
3 4 (17.39%) Windows Systems Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) Support Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Server Support
5 2 (8.70%) Server Support Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) IT Security Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) SCCM Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Security Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Windows Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 10 (43.48%) NHS
2 1 (4.35%) Cyber Attack
Operating Systems
1 10 (43.48%) Windows
2 6 (26.09%) Windows Server
2 6 (26.09%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (4.35%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (60.87%) Change Management
2 12 (52.17%) High Availability
3 10 (43.48%) ITIL
4 6 (26.09%) Technical Architecture
5 4 (17.39%) IT Strategy
5 4 (17.39%) Programme Management
5 4 (17.39%) Server Patching
5 4 (17.39%) Service Delivery
6 3 (13.04%) Virtual Infrastructure
7 1 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (4.35%) Logistics
7 1 (4.35%) Performance Monitoring
7 1 (4.35%) Project Planning
7 1 (4.35%) Social Engineering
7 1 (4.35%) Vulnerability Scanning
Qualifications
1 23 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (52.17%) MCSE
3 6 (26.09%) MCP
4 5 (21.74%) MCITP
5 4 (17.39%) Degree
6 2 (8.70%) MCTS
6 2 (8.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 22 (95.65%) Active Directory
2 3 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (8.70%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (17.39%) Nessus
2 1 (4.35%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (47.83%) Microsoft
2 7 (30.43%) VMware
3 4 (17.39%) LANDesk
3 4 (17.39%) SolarWinds