The table below looks at the statistics for MCSA in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCSA over the 3 months to 27 September 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 103 94 77
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -17
Contract jobs citing MCSA 4 10 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.22% 0.54% 0.96%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.58% 3.73% 7.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 7
Median daily rate £225 £400 £195
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-43.75% +105.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £380 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £420 £410
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £285 £338
% change year-on-year
+15.78% -15.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £15.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £17.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+14.70% -12.82%
MCSA
North West

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

Qualifications Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
253 268 174
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 13.94% 14.57% 12.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 127 108
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £285 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £498 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £388 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 8
Median hourly rate £14.50 £12.00 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.83% -30.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.74 £10.38 £9.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.50 £14.50 £23.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £23.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+17.89% +18.75%

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Manchester region citing MCSA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Qualifications category.

MCSA Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

MCSA
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

MCSA Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

MCSA
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MCSA across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 27 September 2016.

MCSA Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

MCSA
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

MCSA Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 September 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 Manchester region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 6 (100.00%) MCSE
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 5 (83.33%) Windows 7
3 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (66.67%) CCNA
3 4 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (66.67%) VMware
3 4 (66.67%) PowerShell
3 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (50.00%) Hyper-V
4 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (50.00%) HP
4 3 (50.00%) DHCP
4 3 (50.00%) DNS
4 3 (50.00%) MS Excel
4 3 (50.00%) C
4 3 (50.00%) vSphere
5 2 (33.33%) Skype for Business
5 2 (33.33%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (33.33%) Fibre Channel
5 2 (33.33%) SoftLayer
5 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
5 2 (33.33%) IBM Cloud
5 2 (33.33%) MS Office
5 2 (33.33%) SharePoint

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester 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 2 (33.33%) MS Exchange
1 2 (33.33%) SharePoint
1 2 (33.33%) Skype for Business
2 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (16.67%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (16.67%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (33.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (33.33%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (33.33%) IBM Cloud
1 2 (33.33%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) DHCP
1 3 (50.00%) DNS
2 2 (33.33%) Fibre Channel
2 2 (33.33%) iSCSI
2 2 (33.33%) VLAN
3 1 (16.67%) Firewall
3 1 (16.67%) MPLS
3 1 (16.67%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (16.67%) Back Office
1 1 (16.67%) Banking
1 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Support Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
2 2 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Infrastructure Support
2 2 (33.33%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Senior Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) IT Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) IT Support
3 1 (16.67%) Lync Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Desktop Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Administrator
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Wintel Administrator
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (83.33%) Windows 7
3 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (33.33%) Linux
5 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
6 1 (16.67%) Windows 10
6 1 (16.67%) Windows 8
6 1 (16.67%) Windows Vista
6 1 (16.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) PowerShell
2 3 (50.00%) C
3 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) MCSE
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (66.67%) CCNA
2 4 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (16.67%) CCNP
4 1 (16.67%) CNE
4 1 (16.67%) Network+ Certification
4 1 (16.67%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) PCI DSS
2 1 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 3 (50.00%) Hyper-V
2 3 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (50.00%) vSphere
3 2 (33.33%) NFS
3 2 (33.33%) Xen
4 1 (16.67%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (16.67%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) SCCM
1 1 (16.67%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (66.67%) VMware
3 3 (50.00%) HP
4 2 (33.33%) Citrix
4 2 (33.33%) IBM
4 2 (33.33%) NetApp
5 1 (16.67%) Avaya
5 1 (16.67%) Cisco
5 1 (16.67%) Juniper
5 1 (16.67%) Novell