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 3 months to 28 March 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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 219 224 211
Rank change year-on-year +5 -13  
Contract jobs citing MCSA 35 43 60
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.45% 0.46% 0.60%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.58% 1.68% 2.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 26 34
Median daily rate £330 £350 £240
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.71% +45.83%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £207 £275 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £381 £419 £345
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £350 £300
% change year-on-year -5.71% +16.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 2
Median hourly rate £29.92 £45.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.51% +210.34%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £39.00 £14.75
% change year-on-year -58.97% +164.40%  

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 the South East.

Academic & Professional Certification
South East
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 2217 2564 2718
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 28.29% 27.64% 27.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1327 1581 1396
Median daily rate £409 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £270 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 137 109 110
Median hourly rate £27.38 £37.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.00% +64.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.00 £13.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.20 £62.30 £50.44
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -25.20% +73.91%  

MCSA
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 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 3 months to 28 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MCSA in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 3 months to 28 March 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
Kent - 13 £325 - 1
Buckinghamshire +3 11 £350 +20.68% 2
Hampshire +14 10 £325 -21.21% 4
Surrey +1 1 - - 6
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 66 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 59 (89.39%) Active Directory
3 57 (86.36%) Windows
4 44 (66.67%) VMware
5 43 (65.15%) Microsoft
6 42 (63.64%) Windows Server
7 36 (54.55%) ITIL
8 33 (50.00%) MCITP
9 31 (46.97%) Windows Server 2008
9 31 (46.97%) VMware Infrastructure
10 28 (42.42%) Cisco
11 26 (39.39%) Security Cleared
12 25 (37.88%) PowerShell
12 25 (37.88%) Windows Server 2012
13 24 (36.36%) SC Cleared
13 24 (36.36%) MCSE
14 21 (31.82%) Windows Server 2003
14 21 (31.82%) Firewall
15 20 (30.30%) SAN
15 20 (30.30%) Skype for Business
15 20 (30.30%) Windows 7
15 20 (30.30%) Skype
16 19 (28.79%) XML
16 19 (28.79%) MCP
16 19 (28.79%) VBScript
16 19 (28.79%) MS Exchange
17 18 (27.27%) SQL Server
18 17 (25.76%) NetApp
18 17 (25.76%) Hyper-V
18 17 (25.76%) 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 (30.30%) Skype for Business
2 19 (28.79%) MS Exchange
3 17 (25.76%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (13.64%) SharePoint
5 8 (12.12%) IIS
6 3 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (3.03%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 7 (10.61%) MS Office
2 4 (6.06%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (12.12%) Office 365
2 2 (3.03%) AWS CloudFormation
2 2 (3.03%) IaaS
2 2 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 21 (31.82%) Firewall
2 20 (30.30%) SAN
2 20 (30.30%) Skype
3 16 (24.24%) VoIP
4 10 (15.15%) DHCP
5 8 (12.12%) DNS
6 7 (10.61%) LAN
6 7 (10.61%) WAN
7 4 (6.06%) Cisco Nexus
7 4 (6.06%) VPN
8 2 (3.03%) Internet
8 2 (3.03%) Remote Desktop
8 2 (3.03%) TCP/IP
9 1 (1.52%) IPv4
9 1 (1.52%) Network Security
9 1 (1.52%) VLAN
9 1 (1.52%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.58%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (7.58%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (6.06%) Big Data
4 3 (4.55%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (4.55%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (3.03%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (1.52%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (3.03%) Git (software)
1 2 (3.03%) Jenkins
1 2 (3.03%) JIRA
General
1 11 (16.67%) Finance
2 4 (6.06%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.52%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 19 (28.79%) Wintel Engineer
2 14 (21.21%) Windows Engineer
3 13 (19.70%) Server Engineer
4 11 (16.67%) Systems Engineer
4 11 (16.67%) Windows Systems Engineer
5 8 (12.12%) Architect
6 7 (10.61%) Analyst
7 6 (9.09%) Wintel Server Engineer
8 5 (7.58%) Support Engineer
8 5 (7.58%) Systems Architect
9 4 (6.06%) 3rd Line Support
9 4 (6.06%) Active Directory Architect
9 4 (6.06%) Support Specialist
9 4 (6.06%) Windows Specialist
9 4 (6.06%) Wintel Analyst
10 3 (4.55%) Active Directory Analyst
10 3 (4.55%) Active Directory Engineer
10 3 (4.55%) IT Engineer
10 3 (4.55%) Support Analyst
11 2 (3.03%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (28.79%) XML
2 5 (7.58%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.61%) NHS
2 5 (7.58%) Data Centre
3 4 (6.06%) Private Cloud
4 3 (4.55%) Computer Science
5 2 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.03%) Blackberry
5 2 (3.03%) Client/Server
5 2 (3.03%) Clustering
5 2 (3.03%) Enterprise Cloud
5 2 (3.03%) PKI
5 2 (3.03%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (3.03%) Virtual Team
6 1 (1.52%) Cyber Attack
6 1 (1.52%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.52%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 57 (86.36%) Windows
2 42 (63.64%) Windows Server
3 31 (46.97%) Windows Server 2008
4 25 (37.88%) Windows Server 2012
5 21 (31.82%) Windows Server 2003
6 20 (30.30%) Windows 7
7 6 (9.09%) Windows 10
8 4 (6.06%) Windows 8
9 2 (3.03%) Linux
9 2 (3.03%) Mac OS
9 2 (3.03%) Mac OS X
9 2 (3.03%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (54.55%) ITIL
2 15 (22.73%) Change Management
3 10 (15.15%) High Availability
4 7 (10.61%) Customer Requirements
4 7 (10.61%) Validation
5 5 (7.58%) ITIL V3
5 5 (7.58%) Server Patching
6 4 (6.06%) Analytics
6 4 (6.06%) Converged Infrastructure
6 4 (6.06%) Root Cause Analysis
6 4 (6.06%) Service Delivery
6 4 (6.06%) Technical Architecture
7 3 (4.55%) Incident Management
7 3 (4.55%) ITSM
7 3 (4.55%) Service Management
7 3 (4.55%) Virtual Environments
8 2 (3.03%) Cybersecurity
8 2 (3.03%) DevOps
8 2 (3.03%) Performance Monitoring
8 2 (3.03%) Virtual Team Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (37.88%) PowerShell
2 19 (28.79%) VBScript
3 6 (9.09%) SQL
4 2 (3.03%) Bash Shell
4 2 (3.03%) Python
Qualifications
1 66 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 33 (50.00%) MCITP
3 26 (39.39%) Security Cleared
4 24 (36.36%) MCSE
4 24 (36.36%) SC Cleared
5 19 (28.79%) MCP
6 10 (15.15%) CCNP
6 10 (15.15%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (9.09%) CCNA
7 6 (9.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (6.06%) CCIE
9 3 (4.55%) A+ Certification
9 3 (4.55%) Degree
9 3 (4.55%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 3 (4.55%) MCDBA
10 2 (3.03%) DBS Check
10 2 (3.03%) DV Cleared
11 1 (1.52%) MCDST
11 1 (1.52%) MCPD
11 1 (1.52%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.06%) SLA
System Software
1 59 (89.39%) Active Directory
2 31 (46.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (25.76%) Hyper-V
4 14 (21.21%) VMware ESX
5 7 (10.61%) UAG
6 5 (7.58%) Forefront TMG
6 5 (7.58%) ISA Server
7 3 (4.55%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (4.55%) VMware Workstation
7 3 (4.55%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (16.67%) Nessus
2 7 (10.61%) SCCM
3 3 (4.55%) OVSD
4 2 (3.03%) Puppet
Vendors
1 44 (66.67%) VMware
2 43 (65.15%) Microsoft
3 28 (42.42%) Cisco
4 17 (25.76%) NetApp
5 11 (16.67%) LANDesk
5 11 (16.67%) SolarWinds
6 6 (9.09%) Forcepoint
7 4 (6.06%) Apple
7 4 (6.06%) Citrix
7 4 (6.06%) HP
8 3 (4.55%) Remedy
9 2 (3.03%) Computacenter
10 1 (1.52%) Acronis
10 1 (1.52%) Veeam
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