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 11 February 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.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 91 103 98
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -5
Contract jobs citing MCSA 24 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 1.18% 0.11% 0.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.63% 0.75% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 2 2
Average daily rate £400 £356 £230
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.28% +54.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £341 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £371 £282
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £238
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +34.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £13.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+66.66% +44.82%
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
362 267 213
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 17.81% 15.12% 13.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 237 191 124
Average daily rate £400 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £247 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £542 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £351
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +6.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 7
Average hourly rate £15.50 £13.00 £12.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% +1.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.50 £18.00 £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +20.00%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MCSA across the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016.

MCSA Daily Rate Histogram 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 11 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leeds +10 23 £400 +12.28% 1
MCSA
Yorkshire

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 37 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (54.05%) Windows
3 19 (51.35%) Active Directory
3 19 (51.35%) VMware
3 19 (51.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (45.95%) MS Exchange
4 17 (45.95%) Microsoft
5 16 (43.24%) Windows 7
6 14 (37.84%) PCI DSS
6 14 (37.84%) ITIL
6 14 (37.84%) CISSP
6 14 (37.84%) Cisco Certification
6 14 (37.84%) Firewall
7 13 (35.14%) CEH
7 13 (35.14%) Cisco
8 11 (29.73%) Ethical Hacking
8 11 (29.73%) Security Management
8 11 (29.73%) Incident Management
9 10 (27.03%) Data Security
9 10 (27.03%) Legal
10 7 (18.92%) Information Security
11 6 (16.22%) Change Management
11 6 (16.22%) Telecoms
11 6 (16.22%) Service Management
11 6 (16.22%) Computer Security
11 6 (16.22%) Video Conferencing
12 4 (10.81%) MCP
12 4 (10.81%) ISO 9000
12 4 (10.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 3 (8.11%) CISA

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 17 (45.95%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (2.70%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.70%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.41%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (37.84%) Firewall
2 2 (5.41%) DNS
2 2 (5.41%) LAN
2 2 (5.41%) TCP/IP
2 2 (5.41%) WAN
3 1 (2.70%) Internet
3 1 (2.70%) VPN
General
1 10 (27.03%) Legal
2 6 (16.22%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.70%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (35.14%) Security Specialist
2 11 (29.73%) 1st Line Support
3 10 (27.03%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 10 (27.03%) 2nd Line Support
4 7 (18.92%) Analyst
4 7 (18.92%) Help Desk Analyst
4 7 (18.92%) Service Analyst
4 7 (18.92%) Service Desk Analyst
5 3 (8.11%) Consultant
5 3 (8.11%) Database Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) IT Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Exchange Consultant
6 2 (5.41%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 2 (5.41%) Office 365 Consultant
6 2 (5.41%) Presales Consultant
7 1 (2.70%) Cisco Specialist
7 1 (2.70%) Firewall Specialist
7 1 (2.70%) Help Desk Support
7 1 (2.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.22%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (5.41%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.70%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.70%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 20 (54.05%) Windows
2 16 (43.24%) Windows 7
3 3 (8.11%) Windows Server
4 2 (5.41%) Windows 8
4 2 (5.41%) Windows XP
5 1 (2.70%) Windows 10
5 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (37.84%) ITIL
2 11 (29.73%) Ethical Hacking
2 11 (29.73%) Incident Management
2 11 (29.73%) Security Management
3 10 (27.03%) Data Security
4 7 (18.92%) Information Security
5 6 (16.22%) Change Management
5 6 (16.22%) Computer Security
5 6 (16.22%) Service Management
6 2 (5.41%) Presales
7 1 (2.70%) ITSM
7 1 (2.70%) Trend Analysis
Qualifications
1 37 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (37.84%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (37.84%) CISSP
3 13 (35.14%) CEH
4 4 (10.81%) MCP
5 3 (8.11%) CISA
5 3 (8.11%) DBS Check
6 2 (5.41%) CCIE
6 2 (5.41%) CCNA
6 2 (5.41%) CCNP
6 2 (5.41%) MCITP
6 2 (5.41%) Security Cleared
6 2 (5.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (2.70%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (2.70%) CCSP
7 1 (2.70%) CISM
7 1 (2.70%) CISMP
7 1 (2.70%) MCSE
7 1 (2.70%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (37.84%) PCI DSS
2 4 (10.81%) ISO 9000
2 4 (10.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (8.11%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (2.70%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (51.35%) Active Directory
1 19 (51.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (8.11%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (2.70%) DameWare
1 1 (2.70%) SCCM
1 1 (2.70%) SCOM
Vendors
1 19 (51.35%) VMware
2 17 (45.95%) Microsoft
3 13 (35.14%) Cisco
4 2 (5.41%) Citrix
5 1 (2.70%) Rackspace