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 28 April 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
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 99 93 83
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -10
Contract jobs citing MCSA 6 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.33% 0.18% 0.51%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.53% 1.06% 3.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Average daily rate £335 £239 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.31% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £339 £285 £160
% change year-on-year
+18.85% +78.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Average hourly rate - £15.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -3.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.75 £16.50 £15.25
% change year-on-year
+122.72% +8.19%
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
237 283 178
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 13.05% 17.16% 12.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 128 73
Average daily rate £350 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £231 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 13 15
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £35.00 £37.29
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MCSA across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
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 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 7 (100.00%) MCSE
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (85.71%) DHCP
3 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
3 5 (71.43%) HP
4 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
4 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (57.14%) TCP/IP
4 4 (57.14%) DNS
4 4 (57.14%) Windows
4 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (42.86%) ITIL
5 3 (42.86%) IBM
5 3 (42.86%) CCNA
5 3 (42.86%) Citrix
5 3 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (28.57%) Banking
6 2 (28.57%) Finance
6 2 (28.57%) Law
6 2 (28.57%) Legal
6 2 (28.57%) VMware
6 2 (28.57%) Clustering
6 2 (28.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (28.57%) VLAN
6 2 (28.57%) Xen
6 2 (28.57%) WSUS
6 2 (28.57%) QA
6 2 (28.57%) iSCSI
6 2 (28.57%) PCI DSS

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 2 (28.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS Office
2 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (28.57%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (28.57%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 6 (85.71%) DHCP
2 4 (57.14%) DNS
2 4 (57.14%) TCP/IP
3 2 (28.57%) Fibre Channel
3 2 (28.57%) iSCSI
3 2 (28.57%) VLAN
4 1 (14.29%) LAN
4 1 (14.29%) WAN
4 1 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (14.29%) Wireless
General
1 2 (28.57%) Banking
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
1 2 (28.57%) Law
1 2 (28.57%) Legal
2 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (28.57%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Messaging Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Messaging Support
2 2 (28.57%) Messaging Support Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
3 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Delivery Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Support
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Service Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Services Delivery Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Wintel Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Wintel Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Blackberry
1 2 (28.57%) Clustering
2 1 (14.29%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Windows
1 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2003
1 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
1 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (28.57%) Linux
2 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server
3 1 (14.29%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) ITIL
2 2 (28.57%) Mentoring
2 2 (28.57%) Performance Monitoring
2 2 (28.57%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Configuration Management
3 1 (14.29%) Data Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
3 1 (14.29%) Project Management
3 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) C
1 2 (28.57%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) MCSE
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (42.86%) CCNA
2 3 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (28.57%) MCP
3 2 (28.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (14.29%) ACSA
4 1 (14.29%) ACSP
4 1 (14.29%) CCDP
4 1 (14.29%) CCIP
4 1 (14.29%) CCNP
4 1 (14.29%) IBM Certification
4 1 (14.29%) MCDST
4 1 (14.29%) MCITP
4 1 (14.29%) MCTS
4 1 (14.29%) RHCE
4 1 (14.29%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) PCI DSS
1 2 (28.57%) QA
2 1 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 2 (28.57%) Hyper-V
2 2 (28.57%) NFS
2 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (28.57%) vSphere
2 2 (28.57%) Xen
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (28.57%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
1 2 (28.57%) WSUS
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) HP
1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 3 (42.86%) Citrix
2 3 (42.86%) IBM
3 2 (28.57%) NetApp
3 2 (28.57%) Proofpoint
3 2 (28.57%) Symantec
3 2 (28.57%) VMware
4 1 (14.29%) Apple
4 1 (14.29%) Cisco
4 1 (14.29%) EMC
4 1 (14.29%) Red Hat
4 1 (14.29%) SolarWinds
4 1 (14.29%) Wyse