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 23 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
South East / Surrey
Rank 84 88 90
Rank change year-on-year +4 +2  
Contract jobs citing MCSA 1 14 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 0.087% 1.10% 0.50%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.45% 3.78% 1.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 7 6
Median daily rate - £350 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +75.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £350 £300
% change year-on-year -5.71% +16.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 1
Median hourly rate £15.00 £45.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -66.66% +210.34%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.96 £39.00 £14.75
% change year-on-year -41.12% +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 Surrey.

Academic & Professional Certification
Surrey
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 224 370 387
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Surrey 19.50% 29.02% 27.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 252 183
Median daily rate £401 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.83% +20.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £551 £578 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 31 15
Median hourly rate £18.50 £43.00 £36.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -56.97% +18.62%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £9.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.13 £61.00 £50.44
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -31.25% +77.77%  

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MCSA in Surrey.

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCSA 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 23 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
Guildford +5 1 - - 1
MCSA
South East

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 23 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 Surrey region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (100.00%) VMware
2 4 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (80.00%) Office 365
3 3 (60.00%) Skype
3 3 (60.00%) Skype for Business
3 3 (60.00%) MS Exchange
3 3 (60.00%) VoIP
3 3 (60.00%) MCSE
3 3 (60.00%) MS Office
4 2 (40.00%) ITIL
4 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
4 2 (40.00%) Windows XP
4 2 (40.00%) Cisco
4 2 (40.00%) Mac OS X
4 2 (40.00%) Apple
4 2 (40.00%) Blackberry
4 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (40.00%) Telecoms
4 2 (40.00%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (40.00%) Mac OS
4 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (40.00%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
5 1 (20.00%) Web Filtering
5 1 (20.00%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (20.00%) WebEx

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 3 (60.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (60.00%) Skype for Business
2 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 3 (60.00%) MS Office
2 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (80.00%) Office 365
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) Skype
1 3 (60.00%) VoIP
2 1 (20.00%) Firewall
2 1 (20.00%) LAN
2 1 (20.00%) SAN
2 1 (20.00%) VPN
2 1 (20.00%) WAN
2 1 (20.00%) WebEx
General
1 2 (40.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) IT Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Mac Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Office 365 Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) 1st Line Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) 1st Line Support
2 1 (20.00%) 1st Line Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Server Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Support
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Wintel Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Wintel Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) HTML
1 1 (20.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Mac OS
2 2 (40.00%) Mac OS X
2 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (40.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) ITIL
1 2 (40.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (20.00%) High Availability
2 1 (20.00%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (20.00%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (20.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (60.00%) MCSE
3 1 (20.00%) MCDST
3 1 (20.00%) MCITP
3 1 (20.00%) MCP
3 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (40.00%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (20.00%) VMware ESX
3 1 (20.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 5 (100.00%) VMware
2 2 (40.00%) Apple
2 2 (40.00%) Cisco
3 1 (20.00%) Acronis
3 1 (20.00%) NetApp
3 1 (20.00%) Veeam
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