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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 80 79 79
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs citing MCSA 6 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.49% 0.20% 0.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.23% 1.45% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 1
Average daily rate
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£313 £295 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.93% +18.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £238 £238
% change year-on-year
+35.78% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.71 £15.13 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+23.66% -39.50%
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
186 138 148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 15.10% 14.14% 15.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 89 75
Average daily rate £330 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £413 £537
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 5
Average hourly rate - £17.00 £62.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -72.58%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -26.31%

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
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 19 December 2014, 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 11 (100.00%) MCSE
1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 11 (100.00%) SAN
2 10 (90.91%) Windows
3 8 (72.73%) SQL Server
3 8 (72.73%) ITIL
3 8 (72.73%) VMware
3 8 (72.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 7 (63.64%) Microsoft
5 6 (54.55%) HP
5 6 (54.55%) PRINCE2
5 6 (54.55%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (54.55%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (54.55%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (45.45%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (45.45%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (45.45%) Cisco
6 5 (45.45%) Active Directory
7 4 (36.36%) Citrix
7 4 (36.36%) DNS
7 4 (36.36%) TCP/IP
7 4 (36.36%) Firewall
7 4 (36.36%) NAS
8 3 (27.27%) ServiceNow
8 3 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (27.27%) Legal
8 3 (27.27%) Replication
8 3 (27.27%) Reuters
8 3 (27.27%) Project Management
8 3 (27.27%) WorkSite

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 3 (27.27%) WorkSite
2 2 (18.18%) IIS
2 2 (18.18%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (100.00%) SAN
2 4 (36.36%) DNS
2 4 (36.36%) TCP/IP
2 4 (36.36%) Firewall
2 4 (36.36%) NAS
3 2 (18.18%) SSL
3 2 (18.18%) VPN
3 2 (18.18%) LAN
3 2 (18.18%) WAN
3 2 (18.18%) DHCP
3 2 (18.18%) Cisco IOS
3 2 (18.18%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (18.18%) VPLS
3 2 (18.18%) MPLS
3 2 (18.18%) OSPF
3 2 (18.18%) BGP
3 2 (18.18%) EIGRP
3 2 (18.18%) VRRP
3 2 (18.18%) IPsec
3 2 (18.18%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (72.73%) SQL Server
2 6 (54.55%) SQL Server 2008
2 6 (54.55%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 3 (27.27%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 3 (27.27%) Project Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Network Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Operations Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Operations Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) VMware Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Replication
2 1 (9.09%) Social Media
2 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
2 1 (9.09%) Clustering
2 1 (9.09%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 10 (90.91%) Windows
2 5 (45.45%) Windows Server 2012
2 5 (45.45%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (18.18%) Linux
3 2 (18.18%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) ITIL
2 6 (54.55%) PRINCE2
3 3 (27.27%) Project Management
3 3 (27.27%) TOGAF
4 2 (18.18%) Network Design
4 2 (18.18%) Business Continuity
4 2 (18.18%) Load Balancing
4 2 (18.18%) Service Management
4 2 (18.18%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (18.18%) BCP
4 2 (18.18%) Business Continuity Planning
5 1 (9.09%) Network Load Balancing
5 1 (9.09%) Release Management
5 1 (9.09%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (100.00%) MCSE
1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (72.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 3 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (27.27%) CCNA
4 2 (18.18%) CCDA
4 2 (18.18%) CCDP
4 2 (18.18%) CCNP
4 2 (18.18%) CISSP
4 2 (18.18%) CCSE
4 2 (18.18%) CCSA
4 2 (18.18%) VCAP
4 2 (18.18%) VCP5
5 1 (9.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (54.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (45.45%) Active Directory
3 2 (18.18%) Terminal Services
3 2 (18.18%) VMware ESX
4 1 (9.09%) XenServer
Vendors
1 8 (72.73%) VMware
2 7 (63.64%) Microsoft
3 6 (54.55%) HP
4 5 (45.45%) Cisco
5 4 (36.36%) Citrix
6 3 (27.27%) ServiceNow
6 3 (27.27%) Reuters
6 3 (27.27%) IBM
6 3 (27.27%) CommVault
6 3 (27.27%) NetApp
6 3 (27.27%) Dell
7 2 (18.18%) CheckPoint