The table below looks at the statistics for MCSA in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCSA over the 3 months to 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 72 82 80
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -2
Contract jobs citing MCSA 23 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.55% 0.18% 0.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.61% 1.14% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 2 1
Average daily rate £400 £356 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.28% +20.76%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £238
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +34.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £13.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+66.66% +44.82%
MCSA
West Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Leeds region.

Qualifications Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
267 176 147
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 17.97% 15.45% 15.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 135 87
Average daily rate £410 £370 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.81% +23.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £245 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £471 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £351
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +6.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 2
Average hourly rate £15.25 £18.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.27% +5.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +20.00%

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

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

MCSA Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

MCSA
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

MCSA Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

MCSA
Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MCSA across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016.

MCSA Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

MCSA
Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

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

MCSA Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 34 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (58.82%) Windows
3 19 (55.88%) Active Directory
3 19 (55.88%) VMware
3 19 (55.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (50.00%) MS Exchange
4 17 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 16 (47.06%) Windows 7
6 14 (41.18%) PCI DSS
6 14 (41.18%) ITIL
6 14 (41.18%) CISSP
6 14 (41.18%) Cisco Certification
6 14 (41.18%) Firewall
7 13 (38.24%) CEH
7 13 (38.24%) Cisco
8 11 (32.35%) Incident Management
8 11 (32.35%) Ethical Hacking
8 11 (32.35%) Security Management
9 10 (29.41%) Data Security
9 10 (29.41%) Legal
10 7 (20.59%) Information Security
11 6 (17.65%) Change Management
11 6 (17.65%) Telecoms
11 6 (17.65%) Service Management
11 6 (17.65%) Computer Security
11 6 (17.65%) Video Conferencing
12 4 (11.76%) ISO 9000
12 4 (11.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 3 (8.82%) CISA
13 3 (8.82%) Windows Server

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 17 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (2.94%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.94%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (41.18%) Firewall
2 2 (5.88%) DNS
2 2 (5.88%) LAN
2 2 (5.88%) TCP/IP
2 2 (5.88%) WAN
3 1 (2.94%) Internet
3 1 (2.94%) VPN
General
1 10 (29.41%) Legal
2 6 (17.65%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.94%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (38.24%) Security Specialist
2 11 (32.35%) 1st Line Support
3 10 (29.41%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 10 (29.41%) 2nd Line Support
4 7 (20.59%) Analyst
4 7 (20.59%) Help Desk Analyst
4 7 (20.59%) Service Analyst
4 7 (20.59%) Service Desk Analyst
5 3 (8.82%) Consultant
6 2 (5.88%) Exchange Consultant
6 2 (5.88%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 2 (5.88%) Office 365 Consultant
6 2 (5.88%) Presales Consultant
7 1 (2.94%) 1st Line Support Analyst
7 1 (2.94%) CISSP Specialist
7 1 (2.94%) First Line Help Desk Analyst
7 1 (2.94%) First Line Help Desk Support
7 1 (2.94%) Information Specialist
7 1 (2.94%) Service Desk Support
7 1 (2.94%) Service Desk Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.65%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (5.88%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.94%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.94%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 20 (58.82%) Windows
2 16 (47.06%) Windows 7
3 3 (8.82%) Windows Server
4 2 (5.88%) Windows 8
4 2 (5.88%) Windows XP
5 1 (2.94%) Windows 10
5 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (41.18%) ITIL
2 11 (32.35%) Ethical Hacking
2 11 (32.35%) Incident Management
2 11 (32.35%) Security Management
3 10 (29.41%) Data Security
4 7 (20.59%) Information Security
5 6 (17.65%) Change Management
5 6 (17.65%) Computer Security
5 6 (17.65%) Service Management
6 2 (5.88%) Presales
7 1 (2.94%) ITSM
7 1 (2.94%) Trend Analysis
Qualifications
1 34 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (41.18%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (41.18%) CISSP
3 13 (38.24%) CEH
4 3 (8.82%) CISA
5 2 (5.88%) CCIE
5 2 (5.88%) CCNA
5 2 (5.88%) CCNP
5 2 (5.88%) MCITP
5 2 (5.88%) Security Cleared
5 2 (5.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (2.94%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (2.94%) CCSP
6 1 (2.94%) CISM
6 1 (2.94%) CISMP
6 1 (2.94%) MCP
6 1 (2.94%) MCSE
6 1 (2.94%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (41.18%) PCI DSS
2 4 (11.76%) ISO 9000
2 4 (11.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (8.82%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (2.94%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (55.88%) Active Directory
1 19 (55.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (8.82%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (2.94%) DameWare
1 1 (2.94%) SCCM
1 1 (2.94%) SCOM
Vendors
1 19 (55.88%) VMware
2 17 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 13 (38.24%) Cisco
4 2 (5.88%) Citrix
5 1 (2.94%) Rackspace
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