The table below looks at the statistics for MCSA in IT contracts advertised for the West Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCSA over the 3 months to 6 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
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 113 114 -
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -
Contract jobs citing MCSA 4 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.20% 0.050% -
As % of the Qualifications category 1.44% 0.38% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £325 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £260 £170
% change year-on-year
+30.76% +52.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £12.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.75 £18.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+104.16% +16.12%
MCSA
Yorkshire

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

Qualifications Category
West Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
277 264 209
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 13.79% 13.28% 11.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 169 133
Median daily rate £410 £350 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.14% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £225 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £450 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 7
Median hourly rate £12.75 £15.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.74% -
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 West Yorkshire

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

MCSA Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

MCSA
Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

MCSA Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

MCSA
Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

MCSA Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

MCSA
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 6 May 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leeds -7 4 - - 3
MCSA
Yorkshire

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 6 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 West Yorkshire region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 29 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (58.62%) ITIL
3 14 (48.28%) Windows
3 14 (48.28%) Microsoft
3 14 (48.28%) CISSP
3 14 (48.28%) Cisco Certification
3 14 (48.28%) Firewall
3 14 (48.28%) PCI DSS
4 13 (44.83%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (44.83%) VMware
4 13 (44.83%) CEH
4 13 (44.83%) Cisco
5 12 (41.38%) Active Directory
6 11 (37.93%) Security Management
6 11 (37.93%) Incident Management
6 11 (37.93%) Ethical Hacking
7 10 (34.48%) Data Security
7 10 (34.48%) MS Exchange
8 7 (24.14%) Windows 7
9 6 (20.69%) Computer Security
9 6 (20.69%) Legal
10 5 (17.24%) Citrix
10 5 (17.24%) Hyper-V
11 4 (13.79%) Windows 8
11 4 (13.79%) MCITP
11 4 (13.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 4 (13.79%) Windows Server
11 4 (13.79%) ISO 9000
11 4 (13.79%) MCSE
11 4 (13.79%) Windows XP

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire 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 10 (34.48%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 3 (10.34%) MS Excel
1 3 (10.34%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.90%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (48.28%) Firewall
2 3 (10.34%) VPN
3 2 (6.90%) DNS
3 2 (6.90%) LAN
3 2 (6.90%) TCP/IP
3 2 (6.90%) WAN
4 1 (3.45%) Internet
4 1 (3.45%) NAS
4 1 (3.45%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 6 (20.69%) Legal
2 2 (6.90%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.45%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (44.83%) Security Specialist
2 7 (24.14%) 1st Line Support
3 6 (20.69%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 6 (20.69%) 2nd Line Support
4 5 (17.24%) Analyst
5 3 (10.34%) Consultant
5 3 (10.34%) Help Desk Analyst
5 3 (10.34%) Service Analyst
5 3 (10.34%) Service Desk Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Exchange Consultant
6 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 2 (6.90%) Office 365 Consultant
6 2 (6.90%) Presales Consultant
6 2 (6.90%) Server Consultant
6 2 (6.90%) Support Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) Cisco Specialist
7 1 (3.45%) Help Desk Support
7 1 (3.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.34%) Data Centre
2 2 (6.90%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.45%) NHS
3 1 (3.45%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 14 (48.28%) Windows
2 7 (24.14%) Windows 7
3 4 (13.79%) Windows 8
3 4 (13.79%) Windows Server
3 4 (13.79%) Windows XP
4 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (3.45%) Windows 10
5 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (58.62%) ITIL
2 11 (37.93%) Ethical Hacking
2 11 (37.93%) Incident Management
2 11 (37.93%) Security Management
3 10 (34.48%) Data Security
4 6 (20.69%) Computer Security
5 3 (10.34%) Information Security
5 3 (10.34%) Trend Analysis
6 2 (6.90%) Change Management
6 2 (6.90%) Presales
6 2 (6.90%) Service Management
7 1 (3.45%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 29 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (48.28%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (48.28%) CISSP
3 13 (44.83%) CEH
4 4 (13.79%) MCITP
4 4 (13.79%) MCP
4 4 (13.79%) MCSE
5 3 (10.34%) CISA
5 3 (10.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (6.90%) CCIE
6 2 (6.90%) CCNA
6 2 (6.90%) CCNP
6 2 (6.90%) Security Cleared
7 1 (3.45%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (3.45%) CCSP
7 1 (3.45%) CISM
7 1 (3.45%) CISMP
7 1 (3.45%) DBS Check
7 1 (3.45%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (48.28%) PCI DSS
2 4 (13.79%) ISO 9000
2 4 (13.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (10.34%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (10.34%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (44.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (41.38%) Active Directory
3 5 (17.24%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (10.34%) DameWare
2 1 (3.45%) SCCM
2 1 (3.45%) SCOM
Vendors
1 14 (48.28%) Microsoft
2 13 (44.83%) Cisco
2 13 (44.83%) VMware
3 5 (17.24%) Citrix
4 1 (3.45%) CommVault
4 1 (3.45%) HP
4 1 (3.45%) iManage
4 1 (3.45%) Rackspace
4 1 (3.45%) Reuters
4 1 (3.45%) ServiceNow
4 1 (3.45%) Zerto