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 1 April 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 77 109 105
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -4
Contract jobs citing MCSA 41 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 1.84% 0.10% 0.31%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.01% 0.26% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 0 1
Average daily rate
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£240 - £240
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £170 £275
% change year-on-year
+76.47% -38.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Average hourly rate - £30.00 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +172.72%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.75 £15.00 £11.00
% change year-on-year
-1.66% +36.36%
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
818 765 509
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 36.78% 39.23% 31.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 450 342 295
Average daily rate £359 £350 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.58% +0.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £470 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £331
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 40 38
Average hourly rate £16.00 £41.00 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.97% +38.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.00 £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £55.00 £38.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £18.00 £24.90
% change year-on-year
+27.77% -27.71%

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 1 April 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 1 April 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
Southampton -8 7 £250 - 2
Portsmouth - 2 £145 -
Farnborough - - - - 2
Andover - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Fareham - - - -
MCSA
South East

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 67 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 53 (79.10%) ITIL
3 46 (68.66%) Microsoft
4 45 (67.16%) Windows
5 38 (56.72%) Active Directory
6 37 (55.22%) MCITP
6 37 (55.22%) Security Cleared
7 34 (50.75%) PowerShell
7 34 (50.75%) SC Cleared
8 33 (49.25%) VBScript
9 32 (47.76%) HTML
9 32 (47.76%) XML
9 32 (47.76%) High Availability
10 19 (28.36%) Windows 7
11 16 (23.88%) Windows Server 2008
12 15 (22.39%) Cisco Certification
12 15 (22.39%) CCNA
12 15 (22.39%) LAN
13 14 (20.90%) SLA
13 14 (20.90%) CCNP
13 14 (20.90%) A+ Certification
13 14 (20.90%) Network+ Certification
13 14 (20.90%) ITIL V3
14 11 (16.42%) Network Design
14 11 (16.42%) Hyper-V
15 10 (14.93%) MCTS
16 9 (13.43%) VMware
16 9 (13.43%) HP
17 8 (11.94%) Windows Server 2003
17 8 (11.94%) SQL

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 (1.49%) IIS
1 1 (1.49%) Apache
1 1 (1.49%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (11.94%) MS Office
2 4 (5.97%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 15 (22.39%) LAN
2 3 (4.48%) WAN
3 2 (2.99%) SAN
3 2 (2.99%) WLAN
4 1 (1.49%) VLAN
4 1 (1.49%) SSL
4 1 (1.49%) OSPF
4 1 (1.49%) LDAP
4 1 (1.49%) DHCP
4 1 (1.49%) HTTP
4 1 (1.49%) Kerberos
4 1 (1.49%) SNMP
4 1 (1.49%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.49%) VPN
4 1 (1.49%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.96%) SQL Server
1 6 (8.96%) Data Warehouse
1 6 (8.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 6 (8.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 6 (8.96%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (7.46%) OLAP
2 5 (7.46%) OLAP Cube
3 3 (4.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.49%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 7 (10.45%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (2.99%) WinRunner
2 2 (2.99%) TestDirector
2 2 (2.99%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (1.49%) StarTeam
3 1 (1.49%) ClearQuest
3 1 (1.49%) ClearCase
General
1 1 (1.49%) Finance
Job Titles
1 25 (37.31%) Wintel Engineer
2 22 (32.84%) Support Engineer
3 13 (19.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 10 (14.93%) Network Engineer
5 8 (11.94%) Network Support Engineer
5 8 (11.94%) Network Support
6 7 (10.45%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (8.96%) Developer
7 6 (8.96%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 6 (8.96%) SQL Developer
8 4 (5.97%) Desktop Support
8 4 (5.97%) Field Service Engineer
8 4 (5.97%) Consultant
8 4 (5.97%) 2nd Line Support
8 4 (5.97%) Field Engineer
8 4 (5.97%) Desktop Engineer
8 4 (5.97%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 4 (5.97%) Field Support Engineer
8 4 (5.97%) PC Support
8 4 (5.97%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (47.76%) HTML
1 32 (47.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.97%) Computer Science
2 3 (4.48%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.99%) Clustering
3 2 (2.99%) PDA
4 1 (1.49%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 45 (67.16%) Windows
2 19 (28.36%) Windows 7
3 16 (23.88%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (11.94%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (10.45%) Windows XP
6 2 (2.99%) AIX
7 1 (1.49%) Solaris
7 1 (1.49%) Linux
7 1 (1.49%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (79.10%) ITIL
2 32 (47.76%) High Availability
3 14 (20.90%) ITIL V3
4 11 (16.42%) Network Design
5 7 (10.45%) Validation
6 6 (8.96%) Kimball Methodology
6 6 (8.96%) Continuous Delivery
6 6 (8.96%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (8.96%) Scrum
6 6 (8.96%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (7.46%) Change Management
7 5 (7.46%) ETL
7 5 (7.46%) CRM
8 4 (5.97%) Migration
9 3 (4.48%) Incident Management
9 3 (4.48%) Problem Management
10 2 (2.99%) Test Automation
10 2 (2.99%) Software Testing
10 2 (2.99%) Test Scripting
11 1 (1.49%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (50.75%) PowerShell
2 33 (49.25%) VBScript
3 8 (11.94%) SQL
4 2 (2.99%) VB
5 1 (1.49%) C
Qualifications
1 67 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 37 (55.22%) MCITP
2 37 (55.22%) Security Cleared
3 34 (50.75%) SC Cleared
4 15 (22.39%) Cisco Certification
4 15 (22.39%) CCNA
5 14 (20.90%) CCNP
5 14 (20.90%) A+ Certification
5 14 (20.90%) Network+ Certification
6 10 (14.93%) MCTS
7 5 (7.46%) Degree
7 5 (7.46%) MCSE
8 4 (5.97%) MCDST
9 3 (4.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (2.99%) MCP
10 2 (2.99%) ISTQB
11 1 (1.49%) NCDA
11 1 (1.49%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (20.90%) SLA
System Software
1 38 (56.72%) Active Directory
2 11 (16.42%) Hyper-V
3 5 (7.46%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (5.97%) vSphere
5 2 (2.99%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.49%) Samba
6 1 (1.49%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 2 (2.99%) McAfee ePO
1 2 (2.99%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.49%) WSUS
2 1 (1.49%) Netcool
Vendors
1 46 (68.66%) Microsoft
2 9 (13.43%) VMware
2 9 (13.43%) HP
3 6 (8.96%) McAfee
4 4 (5.97%) Lumension
4 4 (5.97%) Cisco
4 4 (5.97%) Citrix
5 2 (2.99%) NetApp
5 2 (2.99%) Veritas
5 2 (2.99%) Sun
6 1 (1.49%) Infor
6 1 (1.49%) IBM
6 1 (1.49%) Dell
6 1 (1.49%) EMC