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 29 May 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.

3 months to
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 97 107 90
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -17
Contract jobs citing MCSA 5 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.33% 0.069% 0.080%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.98% 0.47% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £325 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £260 £200
% change year-on-year
+34.61% +30.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £18.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+108.33% +16.12%
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
252 214 152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 16.64% 14.79% 12.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 144 98
Median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £220 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £441 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 6
Median hourly rate £16.50 - £15.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Leeds region citing MCSA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 29 May 2016, 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 Leeds region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 23 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (78.26%) ITIL
3 15 (65.22%) Microsoft
4 13 (56.52%) CISSP
4 13 (56.52%) Cisco Certification
4 13 (56.52%) Firewall
4 13 (56.52%) PCI DSS
5 12 (52.17%) CEH
5 12 (52.17%) Cisco
6 10 (43.48%) Windows
6 10 (43.48%) Ethical Hacking
6 10 (43.48%) Incident Management
6 10 (43.48%) Data Security
6 10 (43.48%) Security Management
7 9 (39.13%) VMware
8 8 (34.78%) VMware Infrastructure
9 7 (30.43%) MCSE
10 6 (26.09%) Citrix
10 6 (26.09%) Active Directory
11 5 (21.74%) MS Exchange
11 5 (21.74%) Legal
11 5 (21.74%) Computer Security
11 5 (21.74%) Windows Server
12 4 (17.39%) Windows 8
12 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (17.39%) MCITP
12 4 (17.39%) MS Excel
12 4 (17.39%) SQL
12 4 (17.39%) Windows XP
12 4 (17.39%) SAN

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds 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 5 (21.74%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (17.39%) MS Excel
2 3 (13.04%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (4.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (56.52%) Firewall
2 4 (17.39%) SAN
3 3 (13.04%) NAS
3 3 (13.04%) VPN
4 1 (4.35%) DHCP
4 1 (4.35%) DNS
4 1 (4.35%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.04%) SQL Server
1 3 (13.04%) SQL Server 2008
1 3 (13.04%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 5 (21.74%) Legal
2 1 (4.35%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (52.17%) Security Specialist
2 4 (17.39%) 1st Line Support
3 3 (13.04%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 3 (13.04%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (13.04%) Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) Operations Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) VMware Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Windows Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) 1st Line Support Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Server Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Support Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Cisco Security Specialist
5 1 (4.35%) Cisco Specialist
5 1 (4.35%) Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Help Desk Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Information Security Specialist
5 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Security Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Service Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Data Centre
1 3 (13.04%) Replication
2 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (43.48%) Windows
2 5 (21.74%) Windows Server
3 4 (17.39%) Windows 8
3 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (17.39%) Windows XP
4 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (8.70%) Windows 7
6 1 (4.35%) Windows 10
6 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (78.26%) ITIL
2 10 (43.48%) Data Security
2 10 (43.48%) Ethical Hacking
2 10 (43.48%) Incident Management
2 10 (43.48%) Security Management
3 5 (21.74%) Computer Security
4 3 (13.04%) Trend Analysis
5 1 (4.35%) Information Security
5 1 (4.35%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 4 (17.39%) SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (56.52%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (56.52%) CISSP
3 12 (52.17%) CEH
4 7 (30.43%) MCSE
5 4 (17.39%) MCITP
6 3 (13.04%) MCP
6 3 (13.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (8.70%) CISA
7 2 (8.70%) Security Cleared
8 1 (4.35%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (4.35%) CCIE
8 1 (4.35%) CCNA
8 1 (4.35%) CCNP
8 1 (4.35%) CCSP
8 1 (4.35%) CISM
8 1 (4.35%) CISMP
8 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (56.52%) PCI DSS
2 3 (13.04%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (13.04%) ISO 9000
2 3 (13.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (13.04%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (34.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (26.09%) Active Directory
3 3 (13.04%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (13.04%) DameWare
2 2 (8.70%) SCCM
2 2 (8.70%) SCOM
3 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 1 (4.35%) SCSM
Vendors
1 15 (65.22%) Microsoft
2 12 (52.17%) Cisco
3 9 (39.13%) VMware
4 6 (26.09%) Citrix
5 3 (13.04%) CommVault
5 3 (13.04%) HP
5 3 (13.04%) iManage
5 3 (13.04%) Reuters
5 3 (13.04%) ServiceNow
5 3 (13.04%) Zerto
6 1 (4.35%) Dell
6 1 (4.35%) Rackspace