The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hampshire with a requirement for MCSA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
South East / Hampshire
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 105 115 101
Rank change year-on-year +10 -14  
Contract jobs citing MCSA 2 3 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 0.11% 0.15% 0.84%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.29% 0.35% 2.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 10
Median daily rate - £360 £281
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +28.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £333 £313
% change year-on-year +1.50% +6.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £37.50 - £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.51 £37.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year -47.97% +108.33%  

MCSA is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Hampshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Hampshire
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 689 850 773
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hampshire 38.73% 42.67% 36.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 393 504 473
Median daily rate £415 £385 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.79% +5.47%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £290 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 29 36
Median hourly rate £40.00 £47.83 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.37% +145.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.12 £25.40 £10.81
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £57.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.10 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.62% +24.80%  

MCSA
Job Vacancy Trend in Hampshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hampshire citing MCSA as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for MCSA in Hampshire

MCSA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MCSA in Hampshire

MCSA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCSA in Hampshire

MCSA
Contract Job Locations in Hampshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 23 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Portsmouth - 1 - -
Southampton - 1 - -
MCSA
South East

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing MCSA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Hampshire region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (91.67%) Active Directory
2 11 (91.67%) Windows
3 10 (83.33%) MS Exchange
3 10 (83.33%) SQL Server
3 10 (83.33%) VMware
3 10 (83.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (83.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (83.33%) Windows Server
4 9 (75.00%) VMware ESXi
4 9 (75.00%) Skype
4 9 (75.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (75.00%) PowerShell
4 9 (75.00%) Windows 7
4 9 (75.00%) MCITP
4 9 (75.00%) SAN
4 9 (75.00%) NetApp
4 9 (75.00%) Cisco
4 9 (75.00%) Firewall
4 9 (75.00%) VBScript
4 9 (75.00%) XML
4 9 (75.00%) ITIL
5 8 (66.67%) VoIP
5 8 (66.67%) Skype for Business
6 7 (58.33%) Security Cleared
7 6 (50.00%) SC Cleared
8 4 (33.33%) Customer Requirements
8 4 (33.33%) Validation
9 3 (25.00%) Degree

MCSA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 10 (83.33%) MS Exchange
2 9 (75.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (66.67%) Skype for Business
4 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) AutoCAD
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (8.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (75.00%) Firewall
1 9 (75.00%) SAN
1 9 (75.00%) Skype
2 8 (66.67%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (83.33%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 8 (66.67%) Wintel Engineer
2 4 (33.33%) Server Engineer
3 3 (25.00%) Wintel Server Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Active Directory Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Consultant
4 2 (16.67%) PowerShell Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Build Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 1 (8.33%) IT Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Project Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Server Specialist
5 1 (8.33%) Windows Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Windows Server Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Windows Server Specialist
5 1 (8.33%) Windows Specialist
5 1 (8.33%) Wintel Consultant
5 1 (8.33%) Wintel Server Specialist
5 1 (8.33%) Wintel Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (75.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 11 (91.67%) Windows
2 10 (83.33%) Windows Server
2 10 (83.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (75.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (75.00%) ITIL
2 4 (33.33%) Customer Requirements
2 4 (33.33%) Validation
3 1 (8.33%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 9 (75.00%) PowerShell
1 9 (75.00%) VBScript
2 2 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (75.00%) MCITP
3 7 (58.33%) Security Cleared
4 6 (50.00%) SC Cleared
5 3 (25.00%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (25.00%) Degree
5 3 (25.00%) MCSE
6 1 (8.33%) A+ Certification
6 1 (8.33%) DV Cleared
6 1 (8.33%) HNC
6 1 (8.33%) HND
6 1 (8.33%) Network+ Certification
System Software
1 11 (91.67%) Active Directory
2 10 (83.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (75.00%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (8.33%) Hyper-V
4 1 (8.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (83.33%) VMware
3 9 (75.00%) Cisco
3 9 (75.00%) NetApp
4 1 (8.33%) McAfee