The table below looks at the statistics for MCSA in IT contracts advertised for the Southampton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCSA over the 3 months to 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 48 38 27
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -11
Contract jobs citing MCSA 7 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 1.67% 0.29% 0.45%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.00% 1.59% 2.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 1
Average daily rate
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£250 - £240
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £170 £275
% change year-on-year
+70.58% -38.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £15.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.75 £15.00 £11.00
% change year-on-year
-1.66% +36.36%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Southampton region.

Qualifications Category
Southampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
70 63 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 16.71% 18.26% 20.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 42 26
Average daily rate £393 £331 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.49% +10.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £214 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 9
Average hourly rate £18.25 £15.00 £19.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.66% -23.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -28.00%

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

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

MCSA Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

MCSA
Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

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

MCSA Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

MCSA
Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

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

MCSA Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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 10 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (80.00%) MCTS
3 6 (60.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (60.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 6 (60.00%) Scrum
3 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (60.00%) SQL
3 6 (60.00%) SQL Server
3 6 (60.00%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (60.00%) Business Intelligence
3 6 (60.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (60.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (60.00%) Kimball Methodology
4 5 (50.00%) OLAP Cube
4 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 5 (50.00%) ETL
4 5 (50.00%) OLAP
5 4 (40.00%) MS Office
5 4 (40.00%) MCDST
6 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (30.00%) Windows
7 2 (20.00%) MCSE
7 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
7 2 (20.00%) ITIL
7 2 (20.00%) MCP
7 2 (20.00%) LAN
7 2 (20.00%) WLAN
7 2 (20.00%) WAN
7 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
7 2 (20.00%) Citrix

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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 4 (40.00%) MS Office
2 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) LAN
1 2 (20.00%) WLAN
1 2 (20.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (60.00%) SQL Server
1 6 (60.00%) Data Warehouse
1 6 (60.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 6 (60.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 6 (60.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (50.00%) OLAP Cube
2 5 (50.00%) OLAP
3 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 6 (60.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Developer
1 6 (60.00%) SQL Developer
1 6 (60.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
2 4 (40.00%) Desktop Support
2 4 (40.00%) Support Engineer
2 4 (40.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 4 (40.00%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Windows
2 2 (20.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (10.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Business Intelligence
1 6 (60.00%) Scrum
1 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (60.00%) Kimball Methodology
2 5 (50.00%) ETL
3 2 (20.00%) ITIL
4 1 (10.00%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (80.00%) MCTS
3 4 (40.00%) MCDST
4 2 (20.00%) MCP
4 2 (20.00%) MCSE
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) Citrix
3 1 (10.00%) Infor
3 1 (10.00%) Sun