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 22 January 2017 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
North West / Manchester
Rank - 106 89
Contract jobs citing MCSA 0 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester - 0.053% 0.14%
As % of the Qualifications category - 0.38% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £344 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.78% +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £35.00 £16.41
% change year-on-year
-53.57% +113.28%

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
207 263 196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 15.39% 13.82% 13.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 146 100
Median daily rate £441 £382 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.51% +1.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £280 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £570 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 16
Median hourly rate £29.00 £17.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+65.71% +34.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £17.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £48.00 £16.16
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.15 £40.00 £19.48
% change year-on-year
-29.62% +105.39%

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 22 January 2017, 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 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) MCSE
2 3 (75.00%) VMware
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (50.00%) DHCP
3 2 (50.00%) DNS
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (50.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (50.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (25.00%) HP
4 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (25.00%) vSphere
4 1 (25.00%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (25.00%) Apple iOS
4 1 (25.00%) Skype for Business
4 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (25.00%) Windows 8
4 1 (25.00%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (25.00%) Windows 10
4 1 (25.00%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (25.00%) SLA

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 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (25.00%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (25.00%) SharePoint 2013
1 1 (25.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) DHCP
1 2 (50.00%) DNS
2 1 (25.00%) Firewall
2 1 (25.00%) MPLS
2 1 (25.00%) VPN
General
1 1 (25.00%) Back Office
1 1 (25.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support
1 1 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
1 1 (25.00%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support
1 1 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Administrator
1 1 (25.00%) Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Consultant
1 1 (25.00%) IT Consultant
1 1 (25.00%) IT Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) IT Support
1 1 (25.00%) IT Support Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Support Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Support Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Administrator
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Wintel Administrator
1 1 (25.00%) Wintel Engineer
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (25.00%) Apple iOS
4 1 (25.00%) Windows 10
4 1 (25.00%) Windows 8
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Vista
4 1 (25.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (25.00%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (75.00%) MCSE
3 1 (25.00%) CCNA
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (25.00%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (50.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (25.00%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (25.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) SCCM
1 1 (25.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (75.00%) VMware
2 1 (25.00%) Apple
2 1 (25.00%) Avaya
2 1 (25.00%) HP
2 1 (25.00%) Juniper