Period
to 17 January 2019

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 6 months to 17 January 2019 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
6 months to
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 170 152 152
Rank change year-on-year -18 0 +30
Contract jobs citing MCSA 17 9 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 0.45% 0.26% 0.41%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.31% 0.74% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 3 16
Hampshire median daily rate £475 £300 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +58.33% -9.09% -16.72%
10th Percentile £166 £225 £275
90th Percentile £750 £405 £362
South East median daily rate £275 £350 £350
% change year-on-year -21.43% - +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Hampshire median hourly rate £48.50 £35.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.57% - -
South East median hourly rate £15.19 £35.00 -
% change year-on-year -56.60% - -

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 contract job vacancies advertised in Hampshire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Hampshire
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1,298 1,209 1,373
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 34.44% 34.52% 37.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 749 683 918
Hampshire median daily rate £420 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +3.23%
10th Percentile £298 £220 £280
90th Percentile £588 £537 £575
South East median daily rate £425 £403 £409
% change year-on-year +5.59% -1.59% +2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 46 85
Hampshire median hourly rate £42.38 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.96% +6.67% -11.97%
10th Percentile £18.25 £18.30 £12.50
90th Percentile £62.88 £48.09 £49.78
South East median hourly rate £37.50 £25.00 £23.34
% change year-on-year +50.00% +7.11% -33.31%

MCSA
Job Vacancy Trend in Hampshire

Job postings citing MCSA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Hampshire.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MCSA in Hampshire over the 6 months to 17 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 6 months to 17 January 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Portsmouth -19 8 £600 +50.00% 1
Southampton -13 4 £350 +33.33% 1
Farnborough -16 1 £200 -
Winchester - 1 £475 -
Fareham - 1 £135 - 1
Havant - 1 - -
MCSA
South East

For the 6 months to 17 January 2019, IT contractor jobs citing MCSA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Hampshire region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 17 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 17 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (88.24%) Windows
3 13 (76.47%) MCSE
3 13 (76.47%) Active Directory
4 10 (58.82%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (52.94%) Security Cleared
5 9 (52.94%) Windows Server
6 8 (47.06%) SC Cleared
6 8 (47.06%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (47.06%) SQL
6 8 (47.06%) VMware
7 7 (41.18%) DHCP
7 7 (41.18%) DNS
8 6 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (35.29%) Military
8 6 (35.29%) PKI
8 6 (35.29%) JIRA
8 6 (35.29%) Confluence
8 6 (35.29%) Test Scripting
8 6 (35.29%) Critical Thinking
9 5 (29.41%) Windows 10
9 5 (29.41%) VMware Infrastructure
10 4 (23.53%) vSphere
10 4 (23.53%) SSL
10 4 (23.53%) SQL Server
11 3 (17.65%) ITIL
11 3 (17.65%) Cryptography
11 3 (17.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (17.65%) Regression Testing

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 6 (35.29%) Confluence
2 2 (11.76%) MS Exchange
2 2 (11.76%) SharePoint
3 1 (5.88%) Apache
3 1 (5.88%) IIS
3 1 (5.88%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (5.88%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (11.76%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (5.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (41.18%) DHCP
1 7 (41.18%) DNS
2 4 (23.53%) SSL
3 2 (11.76%) Skype
4 1 (5.88%) HTTP
4 1 (5.88%) SNMP
4 1 (5.88%) Structured Cabling
4 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP
4 1 (5.88%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (23.53%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.88%) Big Data
2 1 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Power View
2 1 (5.88%) OLAP
2 1 (5.88%) Power BI
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2016
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (35.29%) JIRA
General
1 6 (35.29%) Military
2 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) Test Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Deployment Specialist
2 3 (17.65%) Server Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Windows Specialist
3 2 (11.76%) Build Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) IT Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Deployment Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) ICT Support
4 1 (5.88%) ICT Support Technician
4 1 (5.88%) ICT Technician
4 1 (5.88%) IT Support
4 1 (5.88%) IT Technician
4 1 (5.88%) Microsoft BI Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) VMware Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (17.65%) 802.1X
2 1 (5.88%) LDAP
2 1 (5.88%) OAuth
2 1 (5.88%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (47.06%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (35.29%) PKI
3 1 (5.88%) CMDB
3 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.88%) Replication
3 1 (5.88%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (5.88%) User Experience
3 1 (5.88%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 15 (88.24%) Windows
2 10 (58.82%) Windows Server 2012
3 9 (52.94%) Windows Server
4 5 (29.41%) Windows 10
5 2 (11.76%) Linux
6 1 (5.88%) Windows 7
6 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (35.29%) Critical Thinking
1 6 (35.29%) Test Scripting
2 3 (17.65%) Cryptography
2 3 (17.65%) ITIL
2 3 (17.65%) Regression Testing
3 2 (11.76%) Server Building
4 1 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (5.88%) Collaborative Working
4 1 (5.88%) Creative Problem-Solving
4 1 (5.88%) Creative Thinking
4 1 (5.88%) Customer Requirements
4 1 (5.88%) Dashboard Development
4 1 (5.88%) Data Analysis
4 1 (5.88%) Data Modelling
4 1 (5.88%) Document Management
4 1 (5.88%) ETL
4 1 (5.88%) Identity Management
4 1 (5.88%) Problem-Solving
4 1 (5.88%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 8 (47.06%) SQL
2 1 (5.88%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 17 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (76.47%) MCSE
3 9 (52.94%) Security Cleared
4 8 (47.06%) SC Cleared
5 3 (17.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (11.76%) DV Cleared
6 2 (11.76%) MCP
7 1 (5.88%) A+ Certification
7 1 (5.88%) DBS Check
7 1 (5.88%) Degree
7 1 (5.88%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (76.47%) Active Directory
2 5 (29.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (23.53%) vSphere
4 1 (5.88%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (17.65%) SCCM
2 2 (11.76%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (5.88%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (5.88%) WSUS
Vendors
1 17 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (47.06%) VMware
3 2 (11.76%) McAfee
4 1 (5.88%) Centrify
4 1 (5.88%) Citrix
4 1 (5.88%) EMC