The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the West Yorkshire region.

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.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank - 85 92
Contract jobs citing MCSA 0 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire - 0.30% 0.17%
As % of the Qualifications category - 2.25% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Average daily rate - £250 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -28.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £170 £250 £213
% change year-on-year
-32.00% +17.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £11.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -37.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £12.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -36.00%
Qualifications Category
West Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
228 178 233
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 12.65% 13.43% 13.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 80 121
Average daily rate £350 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £145 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £400 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 11
Average hourly rate £13.29 £12.13 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.60% -30.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £27.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £23.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-24.21% -5.00%
MCSA
Yorkshire

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MCSA across the West Yorkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Huddersfield - - - -
Leeds - - - - 3
MCSA
Yorkshire

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire 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 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) MCSE
1 3 (100.00%) DHCP
1 3 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (100.00%) DNS
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
1 3 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (66.67%) VMware ESX
2 2 (66.67%) NetApp
3 1 (33.33%) Lotus
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (33.33%) ISA Server
3 1 (33.33%) Symantec
3 1 (33.33%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (33.33%) Blackberry
3 1 (33.33%) CAD
3 1 (33.33%) Firewall
3 1 (33.33%) Wireless
3 1 (33.33%) Replication
3 1 (33.33%) CATIA
3 1 (33.33%) NetBackup
3 1 (33.33%) Pro/ENGINEER
3 1 (33.33%) VLAN
3 1 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (33.33%) LANDesk
3 1 (33.33%) CCNA

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire 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 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
1 1 (33.33%) IBM Notes
1 1 (33.33%) Lotus Domino
1 1 (33.33%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) CATIA
1 1 (33.33%) Pro/ENGINEER
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) DHCP
1 3 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (100.00%) DNS
2 1 (33.33%) Firewall
2 1 (33.33%) Wireless
2 1 (33.33%) VLAN
2 1 (33.33%) VPN
2 1 (33.33%) VoIP
2 1 (33.33%) SMTP
2 1 (33.33%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Server Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Blackberry
1 1 (33.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (33.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) CAD
1 1 (33.33%) ERP
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
1 1 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
1 1 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
1 1 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) MCSE
1 3 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) CCNA
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (66.67%) VMware ESX
3 1 (33.33%) ISA Server
3 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (33.33%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) NetApp
3 1 (33.33%) Lotus
3 1 (33.33%) Symantec
3 1 (33.33%) LANDesk
3 1 (33.33%) Citrix
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco
3 1 (33.33%) Kaspersky
3 1 (33.33%) Avaya