Period
to 12 November 2018

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 12 November 2018 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
12 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 165 145 165
Rank change year-on-year -20 +20 +11
Contract jobs citing MCSA 11 10 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 0.30% 0.28% 0.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.91% 0.80% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 2 9
Hampshire median daily rate £425 £263 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +61.90% -23.69% -1.43%
10th Percentile £133 £219 £275
90th Percentile £750 £316 £370
South East median daily rate £275 £350 £350
% change year-on-year -21.43% - +0.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Hampshire median hourly rate - £35.00 -
South East median hourly rate - £35.00 £20.83
% change year-on-year - +68.03% +34.39%

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 1,207 1,248 1,449
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 32.67% 35.36% 37.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 669 711 943
Hampshire median daily rate £420 £395 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.33% +1.28% +2.63%
10th Percentile £300 £210 £275
90th Percentile £588 £525 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 58 77
Hampshire median hourly rate £42.50 £41.25 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +23.08%
10th Percentile £18.25 £19.34 £12.50
90th Percentile £62.88 £50.00 £53.00
South East median hourly rate £40.00 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +60.00% -9.09% -5.17%

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 12 November 2018.

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 12 November 2018. 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 4 £750 - 2
Southampton -18 3 £350 +33.33%
Winchester - 2 £450 -
Basingstoke - 1 £175 -
Fareham - 1 £135 -
MCSA
South East

For the 6 months to 12 November 2018, 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 11 (100.00%) Windows
1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (90.91%) MCSE
3 9 (81.82%) Active Directory
4 6 (54.55%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (45.45%) VMware
5 5 (45.45%) Windows Server
6 4 (36.36%) Critical Thinking
6 4 (36.36%) Military
6 4 (36.36%) DNS
6 4 (36.36%) DHCP
6 4 (36.36%) SQL
6 4 (36.36%) MCP
6 4 (36.36%) Confluence
6 4 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (36.36%) Windows 10
6 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (36.36%) PKI
6 4 (36.36%) JIRA
6 4 (36.36%) Test Scripting
6 4 (36.36%) SC Cleared
6 4 (36.36%) Security Cleared
6 4 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (27.27%) SCCM
7 3 (27.27%) 802.1X
7 3 (27.27%) SSL
7 3 (27.27%) Cryptography
8 2 (18.18%) SLA
8 2 (18.18%) ITIL

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 4 (36.36%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (9.09%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (9.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (36.36%) DHCP
1 4 (36.36%) DNS
2 3 (27.27%) SSL
3 1 (9.09%) VPN
3 1 (9.09%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (36.36%) JIRA
General
1 4 (36.36%) Military
2 2 (18.18%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Test Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Deployment Specialist
2 2 (18.18%) IT Support
2 2 (18.18%) Windows Specialist
2 2 (18.18%) Wintel Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) ICT Support
3 1 (9.09%) ICT Support Technician
3 1 (9.09%) ICT Technician
3 1 (9.09%) IT Support Technician
3 1 (9.09%) IT Technician
3 1 (9.09%) Server Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Service Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (36.36%) PKI
2 1 (9.09%) CMDB
2 1 (9.09%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 11 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (54.55%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (45.45%) Windows Server
4 4 (36.36%) Windows 10
5 2 (18.18%) Windows 7
6 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (9.09%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (36.36%) Critical Thinking
1 4 (36.36%) Test Scripting
2 3 (27.27%) Cryptography
3 2 (18.18%) ITIL
3 2 (18.18%) Server Patching
4 1 (9.09%) Change Management
4 1 (9.09%) Mentoring
4 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2
4 1 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
4 1 (9.09%) Regression Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Server Virtualisation
4 1 (9.09%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) SQL
2 1 (9.09%) PowerShell
2 1 (9.09%) VB
Qualifications
1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (90.91%) MCSE
3 4 (36.36%) MCP
3 4 (36.36%) SC Cleared
3 4 (36.36%) Security Cleared
4 1 (9.09%) DBS Check
4 1 (9.09%) MCDST
4 1 (9.09%) MCTS
4 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (9.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (81.82%) Active Directory
2 4 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (18.18%) vSphere
4 1 (9.09%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (27.27%) SCCM
2 2 (18.18%) EMC NetWorker
2 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (45.45%) VMware
3 2 (18.18%) Centrify
3 2 (18.18%) Citrix
3 2 (18.18%) EMC
4 1 (9.09%) Altiris