The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Surrey with a requirement for MCSA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 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 / Surrey
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 93 81
Contract jobs citing MCSA 0 4 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey - 0.31% 1.02%
As % of the Qualifications category - 1.30% 3.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 5
Median daily rate - £350 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.90%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £335 £316
% change year-on-year +0.74% +5.92%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 7
Median hourly rate - £46.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +196.77%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.52 £37.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year -39.94% +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 Surrey.

Academic & Professional Certification
Surrey
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 194 308 338
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Surrey 15.93% 24.23% 26.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 210 203
Median daily rate £400 £460 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.04% +15.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £350 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 13 21
Median hourly rate £19.00 £46.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -58.69% +155.55%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £16.46 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.75 £118.50 £50.84
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £28.50 £24.12
% change year-on-year +15.78% +18.15%  

MCSA
Job Vacancy Trend in Surrey

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Surrey 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 Surrey

MCSA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MCSA in Surrey

MCSA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCSA in Surrey

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

1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) MCP
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (100.00%) LAN
1 1 (100.00%) WAN
1 1 (100.00%) VPN
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) VMware
1 1 (100.00%) SCCM
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (100.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (100.00%) Office 365
1 1 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (100.00%) Kalman Filter
1 1 (100.00%) WebEx
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (100.00%) Web Filtering

MCSA
Co-occurring 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 1 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (100.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (100.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) LAN
1 1 (100.00%) VPN
1 1 (100.00%) WAN
1 1 (100.00%) WebEx
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) 1st Line Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) 1st Line Support
1 1 (100.00%) 1st Line Support Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Support Engineer
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) Kalman Filter
1 1 (100.00%) Web Filtering
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) MCP
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) VMware