Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for MCSA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 20 November 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
England > South East
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 326 341 341
Rank change year-on-year +15 0 -25
Contract jobs citing MCSA 46 37 57
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.28% 0.22% 0.29%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.24% 0.87% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 27 38
South East median daily rate £350 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.70% -2.87%
10th Percentile £214 £275 £177
90th Percentile £500 £453 £462
England median daily rate £314 £350 £295
% change year-on-year -10.36% +18.64% +1.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 7
South East median hourly rate £35.00 £20.83 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +68.03% +34.39% -22.50%
10th Percentile £19.95 £20.83 £13.35
90th Percentile £39.75 £20.83 £22.53
England median hourly rate £23.75 £20.83 £15.50
% change year-on-year +14.02% +34.39% -

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 contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
South East
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 3711 4270 5207
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 22.20% 25.89% 26.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 2122 2622 3099
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £212 £255 £258
90th Percentile £550 £550 £525
England median daily rate £425 £423 £400
% change year-on-year +0.59% +5.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 215 215 249
South East median hourly rate £25.69 £34.00 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.44% +17.24% +70.59%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.91 £11.96
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.25 £50.35
England median hourly rate £25.12 £26.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year -3.38% +8.33% +26.32%

MCSA
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing MCSA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for MCSA in the South East

MCSA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MCSA in the South East

MCSA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MCSA in the South East over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MCSA in the South East

MCSA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCSA in the South East

MCSA
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing MCSA in the South East over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for MCSA 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 6 months to 20 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Thames Valley 0 18 £469 +20.97% 1
Hampshire +10 10 £263 -23.69% 4
Buckinghamshire -18 10 £500 +14.17% 1
Berkshire +3 8 £275 -21.43%
West Sussex 0 7 £425 +13.33%
Surrey -10 7 £220 - 1
Kent -21 2 £350 -
Middlesex +6 1 £300 -7.69%
MCSA
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 46 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 40 (86.96%) Active Directory
3 39 (84.78%) Microsoft
4 38 (82.61%) Windows
5 32 (69.57%) MCSE
6 29 (63.04%) Windows Server
7 25 (54.35%) ITIL
8 20 (43.48%) MS Exchange
9 17 (36.96%) Office 365
10 16 (34.78%) Windows Server 2012
10 16 (34.78%) VMware
10 16 (34.78%) Security Cleared
11 15 (32.61%) Windows Server 2008
11 15 (32.61%) SQL Server
12 14 (30.43%) Microsoft Azure
13 13 (28.26%) Windows 7
13 13 (28.26%) SC Cleared
14 12 (26.09%) DV Cleared
14 12 (26.09%) Cisco
15 11 (23.91%) Microsoft Office
16 10 (21.74%) MCP
16 10 (21.74%) TCP/IP
16 10 (21.74%) SCCM
16 10 (21.74%) Windows 10
17 9 (19.57%) CCNA
17 9 (19.57%) Cisco Certification
18 8 (17.39%) DHCP
18 8 (17.39%) PKI
18 8 (17.39%) Data Centre
18 8 (17.39%) Exchange Server 2010

MCSA
Co-occurring 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 20 (43.48%) MS Exchange
2 8 (17.39%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (15.22%) SharePoint
4 4 (8.70%) IIS
5 2 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 11 (23.91%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.17%) AutoCAD
2 1 (2.17%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 17 (36.96%) Office 365
2 14 (30.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (15.22%) Azure Active Directory
4 5 (10.87%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (4.35%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (4.35%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (4.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (2.17%) IaaS
6 1 (2.17%) OneDrive
6 1 (2.17%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (21.74%) TCP/IP
2 8 (17.39%) DHCP
3 7 (15.22%) Firewall
4 4 (8.70%) DNS
4 4 (8.70%) SAN
4 4 (8.70%) Skype
5 3 (6.52%) NAS
5 3 (6.52%) VLAN
6 2 (4.35%) LAN
6 2 (4.35%) Network Security
6 2 (4.35%) SMTP
6 2 (4.35%) VoIP
6 2 (4.35%) VPN
6 2 (4.35%) WAN
6 2 (4.35%) Wireless
7 1 (2.17%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (32.61%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.35%) Oracle Database
2 2 (4.35%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (2.17%) MSI
General
1 2 (4.35%) Finance
1 2 (4.35%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.17%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (17.39%) Architect
1 8 (17.39%) Support Engineer
2 7 (15.22%) IT Manager
2 7 (15.22%) Wintel Architect
3 6 (13.04%) 2nd Line Support
3 6 (13.04%) Server Engineer
4 5 (10.87%) Desktop Support
5 4 (8.70%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 4 (8.70%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 4 (8.70%) Build Engineer
5 4 (8.70%) IT Services Manager
5 4 (8.70%) Service Manager
5 4 (8.70%) Systems Engineer
5 4 (8.70%) Windows Engineer
6 3 (6.52%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
6 3 (6.52%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
6 3 (6.52%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 3 (6.52%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 3 (6.52%) IT Support
6 3 (6.52%) Service Architect
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.39%) Data Centre
1 8 (17.39%) PKI
2 4 (8.70%) Virtual Team
3 3 (6.52%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.35%) Blackberry
4 2 (4.35%) iPad
4 2 (4.35%) iPhone
4 2 (4.35%) Replication
5 1 (2.17%) CMDB
5 1 (2.17%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (2.17%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 38 (82.61%) Windows
2 29 (63.04%) Windows Server
3 16 (34.78%) Windows Server 2012
4 15 (32.61%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (28.26%) Windows 7
6 10 (21.74%) Windows 10
7 6 (13.04%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (10.87%) Windows XP
9 4 (8.70%) Android
9 4 (8.70%) Windows Phone
10 3 (6.52%) Linux
10 3 (6.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (4.35%) Mac OS
11 2 (4.35%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (54.35%) ITIL
2 7 (15.22%) Presales
2 7 (15.22%) PRINCE2
3 6 (13.04%) Service Design
4 5 (10.87%) Server Building
4 5 (10.87%) Software Deployment
5 4 (8.70%) Business Continuity
5 4 (8.70%) Change Control
5 4 (8.70%) Change Management
5 4 (8.70%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (8.70%) Creative Thinking
5 4 (8.70%) Matrix Organization
5 4 (8.70%) Operations Management
5 4 (8.70%) Performance Management
6 3 (6.52%) GAP Analysis
6 3 (6.52%) Migration
6 3 (6.52%) Network Virtualisation
6 3 (6.52%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (6.52%) Proactive Management
7 2 (4.35%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (15.22%) SQL
2 5 (10.87%) PowerShell
3 2 (4.35%) VBScript
4 1 (2.17%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 46 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 32 (69.57%) MCSE
3 16 (34.78%) Security Cleared
4 13 (28.26%) SC Cleared
5 12 (26.09%) DV Cleared
6 10 (21.74%) MCP
7 9 (19.57%) CCNA
7 9 (19.57%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (8.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 4 (8.70%) MCITP
8 4 (8.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (6.52%) CCNP
10 2 (4.35%) CCA
10 2 (4.35%) CCENT
10 2 (4.35%) Citrix Certification
10 2 (4.35%) Degree
10 2 (4.35%) MCDST
10 2 (4.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (2.17%) A+ Certification
11 1 (2.17%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.70%) SLA
System Software
1 40 (86.96%) Active Directory
2 7 (15.22%) vSphere
3 6 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (6.52%) Hyper-V
5 2 (4.35%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (4.35%) XenApp
6 1 (2.17%) DFS Replication
6 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (2.17%) Terminal Server
6 1 (2.17%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (2.17%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (21.74%) SCCM
2 7 (15.22%) Norton AntiVirus
3 4 (8.70%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (2.17%) AirWatch
4 1 (2.17%) EdgeSight
4 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (2.17%) MOM
Vendors
1 39 (84.78%) Microsoft
2 16 (34.78%) VMware
3 12 (26.09%) Cisco
4 7 (15.22%) Symantec
5 6 (13.04%) Citrix
6 5 (10.87%) Apple
6 5 (10.87%) HP
7 4 (8.70%) McAfee
8 2 (4.35%) Barracuda Networks
8 2 (4.35%) Dell
8 2 (4.35%) IBM
8 2 (4.35%) Kaseya
8 2 (4.35%) Kaspersky
8 2 (4.35%) LANDesk
8 2 (4.35%) MobileIron
8 2 (4.35%) NetApp
8 2 (4.35%) Oracle
8 2 (4.35%) ServiceNow
8 2 (4.35%) SolarWinds
8 2 (4.35%) Veeam