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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 102 73 83
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +10
Contract jobs citing MCSA 2 18 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.11% 1.19% 0.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.77% 6.59% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 13 0
Median daily rate £350 £135 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+159.25% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £320 £220
% change year-on-year
+4.68% +45.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Median hourly rate - £17.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +9.67%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £18.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+108.33% +14.28%
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
260 273 173
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 14.71% 18.12% 13.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 128 75
Median daily rate £375 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £163 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £483 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 17 19
Median hourly rate £13.50 £18.65 £16.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.62% +15.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £11.05 £13.66
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £24.12 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+24.37% +26.94%

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
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 26 June 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 8 (100.00%) MCSE
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (87.50%) Microsoft
3 6 (75.00%) DHCP
4 5 (62.50%) DNS
4 5 (62.50%) Windows
4 5 (62.50%) CCNA
4 5 (62.50%) HP
4 5 (62.50%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (50.00%) Citrix
5 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (50.00%) IBM
5 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
5 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (37.50%) SoftLayer
6 3 (37.50%) Windows 7
6 3 (37.50%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (37.50%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (37.50%) vSphere
6 3 (37.50%) VLAN
6 3 (37.50%) Xen
6 3 (37.50%) iSCSI
6 3 (37.50%) PCI DSS
6 3 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (37.50%) PowerShell
6 3 (37.50%) Fibre Channel
6 3 (37.50%) NetApp
6 3 (37.50%) Linux
6 3 (37.50%) C

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 3 (37.50%) MS Exchange
2 2 (25.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
3 1 (12.50%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (37.50%) MS Office
2 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (37.50%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (37.50%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (37.50%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 6 (75.00%) DHCP
2 5 (62.50%) DNS
3 3 (37.50%) Fibre Channel
3 3 (37.50%) iSCSI
3 3 (37.50%) TCP/IP
3 3 (37.50%) VLAN
4 1 (12.50%) LAN
4 1 (12.50%) WAN
4 1 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (12.50%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (25.00%) Banking
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
1 2 (25.00%) Law
1 2 (25.00%) Legal
1 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 3 (37.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
3 2 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Support
3 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Messaging Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Messaging Support
3 2 (25.00%) Messaging Support Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Senior Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Support Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Delivery Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Lync Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Wintel Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (12.50%) Clustering
2 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (37.50%) Linux
3 3 (37.50%) Windows 7
4 1 (12.50%) Android
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) ITIL
2 2 (25.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
3 1 (12.50%) Data Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
3 1 (12.50%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
3 1 (12.50%) Project Management
3 1 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) C
1 3 (37.50%) PowerShell
2 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (100.00%) MCSE
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (62.50%) CCNA
2 5 (62.50%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (37.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (25.00%) CCNP
4 2 (25.00%) MCP
5 1 (12.50%) ACSA
5 1 (12.50%) ACSP
5 1 (12.50%) CCDP
5 1 (12.50%) CCIP
5 1 (12.50%) CNE
5 1 (12.50%) IBM Certification
5 1 (12.50%) MCDST
5 1 (12.50%) MCITP
5 1 (12.50%) MCTS
5 1 (12.50%) Network+ Certification
5 1 (12.50%) Novell Certification
5 1 (12.50%) RHCE
5 1 (12.50%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) PCI DSS
2 1 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (12.50%) QA
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (37.50%) NFS
2 3 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (37.50%) vSphere
2 3 (37.50%) Xen
3 2 (25.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (12.50%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (25.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (12.50%) WSUS
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 5 (62.50%) HP
3 4 (50.00%) Citrix
3 4 (50.00%) IBM
4 3 (37.50%) NetApp
4 3 (37.50%) VMware
5 2 (25.00%) Cisco
5 2 (25.00%) Proofpoint
5 2 (25.00%) Symantec
6 1 (12.50%) Apple
6 1 (12.50%) EMC
6 1 (12.50%) Novell
6 1 (12.50%) Red Hat
6 1 (12.50%) SolarWinds
6 1 (12.50%) Wyse