The table below looks at the statistics for MCSA in IT contracts advertised for the Hampshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCSA over the 3 months to 31 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 92 98 109
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +11
Contract jobs citing MCSA 32 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 1.47% 0.19% 0.17%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.44% 0.59% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 0 1
Average daily rate
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£348 - £125
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £275 £219
% change year-on-year
+18.18% +25.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 £15.38 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+160.16% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £15.50 £20.94
% change year-on-year
+19.35% -25.96%
MCSA
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Hampshire region.

Qualifications Category
Hampshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
930 509 578
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 42.64% 31.40% 32.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 485 281 282
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 35 60
Average hourly rate £26.00 £15.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+67.74% -53.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £44.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £22.90
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -21.39%

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MCSA across the Hampshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCSA Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

MCSA
Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MCSA across the Hampshire region.

MCSA Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

MCSA
Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MCSA across the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 31 October 2014.

MCSA Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

MCSA
Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

MCSA Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

MCSA
Contract Job Locations in Hampshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 31 October 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Southampton - 4 £350 -
Basingstoke - - - -
Fareham - - - -
Portsmouth - - - -
MCSA
South East

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hampshire region citing MCSA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MCSA.

1 34 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 30 (88.24%) ITIL
3 28 (82.35%) Windows
4 27 (79.41%) Microsoft
5 26 (76.47%) Active Directory
6 25 (73.53%) MCITP
6 25 (73.53%) PowerShell
7 24 (70.59%) Security Cleared
7 24 (70.59%) XML
7 24 (70.59%) HTML
7 24 (70.59%) VBScript
8 23 (67.65%) High Availability
9 19 (55.88%) SC Cleared
10 7 (20.59%) Validation
11 6 (17.65%) HP
11 6 (17.65%) Degree
12 5 (14.71%) Computer Science
12 5 (14.71%) DV Cleared
12 5 (14.71%) MCTS
13 4 (11.76%) VMware
13 4 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
13 4 (11.76%) Sun
13 4 (11.76%) CRM
13 4 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
14 3 (8.82%) SQL Server 2008
14 3 (8.82%) Team Foundation Server
14 3 (8.82%) Windows 7
14 3 (8.82%) vSphere
14 3 (8.82%) ITIL V3
14 3 (8.82%) Lumension

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hampshire region citing MCSA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MCSA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.94%) IIS
1 1 (2.94%) Apache
1 1 (2.94%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (5.88%) MS Office
1 2 (5.88%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.88%) LAN
1 2 (5.88%) WLAN
1 2 (5.88%) WAN
2 1 (2.94%) DHCP
2 1 (2.94%) HTTP
2 1 (2.94%) Kerberos
2 1 (2.94%) SNMP
2 1 (2.94%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.94%) DNS
2 1 (2.94%) SSL
2 1 (2.94%) SAN
2 1 (2.94%) VLAN
2 1 (2.94%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.82%) SQL Server
1 3 (8.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 3 (8.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 3 (8.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 3 (8.82%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (8.82%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (8.82%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (47.06%) Wintel Engineer
2 5 (14.71%) Consultant
2 5 (14.71%) Support Engineer
3 4 (11.76%) Technical Consultant
4 3 (8.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Network Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Developer
4 3 (8.82%) Network Support Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) SQL Developer
4 3 (8.82%) Network Support
4 3 (8.82%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 3 (8.82%) Wintel Consultant
5 2 (5.88%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Desktop Support
5 2 (5.88%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (2.94%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 1 (2.94%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) Wintel Specialist
6 1 (2.94%) Technology Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (70.59%) HTML
1 24 (70.59%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.71%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.94%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 28 (82.35%) Windows
2 4 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (8.82%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.94%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (88.24%) ITIL
2 23 (67.65%) High Availability
3 7 (20.59%) Validation
4 4 (11.76%) CRM
5 3 (8.82%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (8.82%) Network Design
5 3 (8.82%) ITIL V3
5 3 (8.82%) Scrum
5 3 (8.82%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (8.82%) Kimball Methodology
6 1 (2.94%) Coaching
6 1 (2.94%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (2.94%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (73.53%) PowerShell
2 24 (70.59%) VBScript
3 3 (8.82%) SQL
4 2 (5.88%) VB
5 1 (2.94%) C
Qualifications
1 34 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 25 (73.53%) MCITP
3 24 (70.59%) Security Cleared
4 19 (55.88%) SC Cleared
5 6 (17.65%) Degree
6 5 (14.71%) DV Cleared
6 5 (14.71%) MCTS
7 3 (8.82%) A+ Certification
7 3 (8.82%) Network+ Certification
7 3 (8.82%) CCNP
7 3 (8.82%) CCNA
7 3 (8.82%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (5.88%) MCP
8 2 (5.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (5.88%) MCDST
9 1 (2.94%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (76.47%) Active Directory
2 3 (8.82%) vSphere
3 2 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.94%) Samba
4 1 (2.94%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 1 (2.94%) WSUS
Vendors
1 27 (79.41%) Microsoft
2 6 (17.65%) HP
3 4 (11.76%) Sun
3 4 (11.76%) VMware
4 3 (8.82%) Lumension
4 3 (8.82%) McAfee
4 3 (8.82%) Cisco
5 2 (5.88%) Citrix
6 1 (2.94%) NetApp
6 1 (2.94%) Dell
6 1 (2.94%) EMC
6 1 (2.94%) IBM