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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 80 116 115
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -1
Contract jobs citing MCSA 40 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 1.93% 0.051% 0.22%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.05% 0.13% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 1 2
Average daily rate
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£240 £250 £180
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +38.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £176 £250 £132
10% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £250 £228
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £210 £226
% change year-on-year
+19.04% -6.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £12.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £15.50 £12.00
% change year-on-year
+16.12% +29.16%
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
792 778 650
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 38.15% 39.84% 36.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 471 379 405
Average daily rate £356 £340 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.77% -8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 25 40
Average hourly rate £21.50 £47.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.25% +88.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £16.95 £13.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £60.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+34.00% -20.00%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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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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 - 7 £339 -
Southampton - 6 £250 - 1
Portsmouth - 2 £145 -
Aldershot - 1 £160 - 1
MCSA
South East

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 57 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 45 (78.95%) ITIL
3 39 (68.42%) Microsoft
4 38 (66.67%) Windows
5 33 (57.89%) Security Cleared
6 31 (54.39%) SC Cleared
6 31 (54.39%) MCITP
6 31 (54.39%) Active Directory
7 28 (49.12%) VBScript
7 28 (49.12%) PowerShell
7 28 (49.12%) High Availability
8 27 (47.37%) HTML
8 27 (47.37%) XML
9 19 (33.33%) Windows 7
10 16 (28.07%) Windows Server 2008
11 14 (24.56%) LAN
12 13 (22.81%) CCNP
12 13 (22.81%) CCNA
12 13 (22.81%) SLA
12 13 (22.81%) Network+ Certification
12 13 (22.81%) A+ Certification
12 13 (22.81%) Cisco Certification
12 13 (22.81%) Hyper-V
12 13 (22.81%) ITIL V3
13 10 (17.54%) Network Design
14 9 (15.79%) MCTS
15 8 (14.04%) HP
15 8 (14.04%) SQL
16 7 (12.28%) Team Foundation Server
16 7 (12.28%) Windows XP

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

Applications
1 6 (10.53%) MS Office
2 3 (5.26%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 14 (24.56%) LAN
2 2 (3.51%) WAN
3 1 (1.75%) OSPF
3 1 (1.75%) VPN
3 1 (1.75%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.53%) Data Warehouse
1 6 (10.53%) SQL Server
1 6 (10.53%) SQL Server 2008
1 6 (10.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 6 (10.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (8.77%) OLAP Cube
2 5 (8.77%) OLAP
3 3 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.75%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 7 (12.28%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (3.51%) WinRunner
2 2 (3.51%) TestDirector
2 2 (3.51%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (1.75%) StarTeam
3 1 (1.75%) ClearQuest
3 1 (1.75%) ClearCase
General
1 1 (1.75%) Finance
Job Titles
1 23 (40.35%) Wintel Engineer
2 18 (31.58%) Support Engineer
3 12 (21.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 9 (15.79%) Network Engineer
5 8 (14.04%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
6 7 (12.28%) Network Support
6 7 (12.28%) Network Support Engineer
7 6 (10.53%) Developer
7 6 (10.53%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 6 (10.53%) SQL Developer
8 4 (7.02%) Field Engineer
8 4 (7.02%) Field Service Engineer
8 4 (7.02%) Field Support Engineer
8 4 (7.02%) PC Support
9 2 (3.51%) Desktop Support
9 2 (3.51%) Consultant
9 2 (3.51%) 2nd Line Support
9 2 (3.51%) Desktop Engineer
9 2 (3.51%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 2 (3.51%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (47.37%) HTML
1 27 (47.37%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.26%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.51%) Clustering
2 2 (3.51%) PDA
2 2 (3.51%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 38 (66.67%) Windows
2 19 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 16 (28.07%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (12.28%) Windows XP
5 4 (7.02%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (3.51%) AIX
7 1 (1.75%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (78.95%) ITIL
2 28 (49.12%) High Availability
3 13 (22.81%) ITIL V3
4 10 (17.54%) Network Design
5 6 (10.53%) Scrum
5 6 (10.53%) Validation
5 6 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (10.53%) Kimball Methodology
5 6 (10.53%) Continuous Delivery
6 5 (8.77%) CRM
6 5 (8.77%) ETL
6 5 (8.77%) Change Management
7 4 (7.02%) Migration
8 3 (5.26%) Incident Management
8 3 (5.26%) Problem Management
9 2 (3.51%) Test Scripting
9 2 (3.51%) Software Testing
9 2 (3.51%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 28 (49.12%) VBScript
1 28 (49.12%) PowerShell
2 8 (14.04%) SQL
3 1 (1.75%) VB
Qualifications
1 57 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 33 (57.89%) Security Cleared
3 31 (54.39%) SC Cleared
3 31 (54.39%) MCITP
4 13 (22.81%) CCNP
4 13 (22.81%) CCNA
4 13 (22.81%) Network+ Certification
4 13 (22.81%) A+ Certification
4 13 (22.81%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (15.79%) MCTS
6 3 (5.26%) Degree
6 3 (5.26%) MCSE
7 2 (3.51%) MCDST
7 2 (3.51%) ISTQB
8 1 (1.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (1.75%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (22.81%) SLA
System Software
1 31 (54.39%) Active Directory
2 13 (22.81%) Hyper-V
3 4 (7.02%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (3.51%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.75%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (3.51%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (3.51%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (1.75%) Netcool
Vendors
1 39 (68.42%) Microsoft
2 8 (14.04%) HP
3 5 (8.77%) VMware
4 3 (5.26%) McAfee
4 3 (5.26%) Citrix
5 2 (3.51%) Cisco
5 2 (3.51%) Veritas
6 1 (1.75%) Lumension
6 1 (1.75%) Infor
6 1 (1.75%) Sun