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 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 116 108 108
Rank change year-on-year
-8 0
Contract jobs citing MCSA 8 8 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 0.36% 0.39% 0.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.89% 1.03% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 1
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£380 £349 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.88% +20.34%
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £22.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.25 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-10.14% +11.29%
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
898 776 574
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 40.87% 37.65% 31.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 540 426 324
Average daily rate £375 £365 £374
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% -2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £246 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £495 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 26 33
Average hourly rate £25.75 £28.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.64% +67.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.82 £14.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £62.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.91 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+13.00% -0.45%

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 2015. 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
Hook +2 3 £260 -25.71%
Aldershot - 2 £460 -
Basingstoke - 2 £260 -
Winchester - 1 - -
MCSA
South East

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 45 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 31 (68.89%) ITIL
2 31 (68.89%) Microsoft
3 26 (57.78%) Windows
4 25 (55.56%) Active Directory
5 23 (51.11%) MCITP
5 23 (51.11%) Security Cleared
6 21 (46.67%) SC Cleared
7 19 (42.22%) High Availability
7 19 (42.22%) PowerShell
8 17 (37.78%) HTML
8 17 (37.78%) VBScript
8 17 (37.78%) XML
9 13 (28.89%) Windows 7
10 12 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
11 10 (22.22%) SLA
12 9 (20.00%) LAN
12 9 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
12 9 (20.00%) A+ Certification
12 9 (20.00%) CCNP
12 9 (20.00%) CCNA
12 9 (20.00%) ITIL V3
12 9 (20.00%) Network+ Certification
13 8 (17.78%) SQL
14 7 (15.56%) SQL Server
14 7 (15.56%) HP
14 7 (15.56%) Network Design
14 7 (15.56%) Hyper-V
14 7 (15.56%) Team Foundation Server
15 6 (13.33%) SQL Server 2008

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 (2.22%) Lotus Domino
1 1 (2.22%) MS Exchange
1 1 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 4 (8.89%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 9 (20.00%) LAN
2 2 (4.44%) DHCP
2 2 (4.44%) TCP/IP
2 2 (4.44%) VPN
2 2 (4.44%) DNS
3 1 (2.22%) SAN
3 1 (2.22%) Internet
3 1 (2.22%) OSPF
3 1 (2.22%) iSCSI
3 1 (2.22%) NAS
3 1 (2.22%) Unified Communications
3 1 (2.22%) Ethernet
3 1 (2.22%) VoIP
3 1 (2.22%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (15.56%) SQL Server
2 6 (13.33%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (13.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 6 (13.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 6 (13.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (11.11%) OLAP Cube
3 5 (11.11%) OLAP
4 3 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (2.22%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.22%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (15.56%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (4.44%) StarTeam
2 2 (4.44%) ClearCase
3 1 (2.22%) ClearQuest
General
1 1 (2.22%) Finance
1 1 (2.22%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 14 (31.11%) Wintel Engineer
2 12 (26.67%) Support Engineer
3 7 (15.56%) Network Engineer
3 7 (15.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (13.33%) Network Support Engineer
4 6 (13.33%) SQL Developer
4 6 (13.33%) Network Support
4 6 (13.33%) Developer
4 6 (13.33%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 4 (8.89%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) Field Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) Field Service Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) Field Support Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) PC Support
7 2 (4.44%) Architect
7 2 (4.44%) Consultant
7 2 (4.44%) 2nd Line Support
7 2 (4.44%) Wintel Consultant
8 1 (2.22%) Service Architect
8 1 (2.22%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (37.78%) HTML
1 17 (37.78%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.67%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.44%) Private Cloud
2 2 (4.44%) Hybrid Cloud
2 2 (4.44%) Public Cloud
3 1 (2.22%) Life Science
3 1 (2.22%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 26 (57.78%) Windows
2 13 (28.89%) Windows 7
3 12 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (11.11%) Windows XP
5 3 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (4.44%) Windows Vista
6 2 (4.44%) Solaris
6 2 (4.44%) UNIX
7 1 (2.22%) Windows 8
7 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (2.22%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (68.89%) ITIL
2 19 (42.22%) High Availability
3 9 (20.00%) ITIL V3
4 7 (15.56%) Network Design
5 6 (13.33%) Scrum
5 6 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (13.33%) Kimball Methodology
5 6 (13.33%) Continuous Delivery
6 5 (11.11%) Validation
6 5 (11.11%) ETL
7 3 (6.67%) Incident Management
7 3 (6.67%) Problem Management
7 3 (6.67%) Migration
7 3 (6.67%) Change Management
7 3 (6.67%) CRM
8 2 (4.44%) Identity Management
8 2 (4.44%) Time Management
9 1 (2.22%) Performance Management
9 1 (2.22%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (42.22%) PowerShell
2 17 (37.78%) VBScript
3 8 (17.78%) SQL
4 1 (2.22%) VB
Qualifications
1 45 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (51.11%) MCITP
2 23 (51.11%) Security Cleared
3 21 (46.67%) SC Cleared
4 9 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (20.00%) A+ Certification
4 9 (20.00%) Network+ Certification
4 9 (20.00%) CCNP
4 9 (20.00%) CCNA
5 6 (13.33%) MCTS
6 3 (6.67%) Degree
6 3 (6.67%) MCSE
7 1 (2.22%) MCP
7 1 (2.22%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (2.22%) MOS
7 1 (2.22%) CCENT
7 1 (2.22%) CCAA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (22.22%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (55.56%) Active Directory
2 7 (15.56%) Hyper-V
3 4 (8.89%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (4.44%) vSphere
5 1 (2.22%) XenApp
5 1 (2.22%) VMware ESX
5 1 (2.22%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 2 (4.44%) WSUS
2 1 (2.22%) SCCM
2 1 (2.22%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (2.22%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (2.22%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 31 (68.89%) Microsoft
2 7 (15.56%) HP
3 5 (11.11%) VMware
4 3 (6.67%) Oracle
4 3 (6.67%) Cisco
5 2 (4.44%) Citrix
5 2 (4.44%) Symantec
5 2 (4.44%) McAfee
6 1 (2.22%) Sophos
6 1 (2.22%) Infor
6 1 (2.22%) ServiceNow
6 1 (2.22%) Lotus
6 1 (2.22%) Borland
6 1 (2.22%) IBM
6 1 (2.22%) Sun