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 18 December 2014 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 105 96 101
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +5
Contract jobs citing MCSA 6 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.32% 0.25% 0.061%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.31% 2.23% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 1
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£313 £295 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.93% +18.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £238 £238
% change year-on-year
+35.78% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.71 £15.13 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+23.66% -39.50%
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
260 179 229
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 13.93% 11.37% 13.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 113 107
Average daily rate £338 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 10
Average hourly rate £14.00 £17.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -26.31%

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 December 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
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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 -4 6 £313 +5.93% 5
Wakefield - - - -
Wetherby - - - -
Bradford - - - -
MCSA
Yorkshire

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 12 (100.00%) MCSE
1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 12 (100.00%) SAN
2 11 (91.67%) Windows
3 9 (75.00%) ITIL
3 9 (75.00%) VMware
3 9 (75.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 8 (66.67%) SQL Server
5 7 (58.33%) Microsoft
6 6 (50.00%) Active Directory
6 6 (50.00%) HP
6 6 (50.00%) PRINCE2
6 6 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (41.67%) Cisco
8 4 (33.33%) DNS
8 4 (33.33%) TCP/IP
8 4 (33.33%) Citrix
8 4 (33.33%) NetApp
8 4 (33.33%) Firewall
8 4 (33.33%) NAS
9 3 (25.00%) ServiceNow
9 3 (25.00%) Legal
9 3 (25.00%) Replication
9 3 (25.00%) Reuters
9 3 (25.00%) Project Management
9 3 (25.00%) WorkSite

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 3 (25.00%) WorkSite
2 2 (16.67%) IIS
2 2 (16.67%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (100.00%) SAN
2 4 (33.33%) DNS
2 4 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 4 (33.33%) Firewall
2 4 (33.33%) NAS
3 2 (16.67%) SSL
3 2 (16.67%) VPN
3 2 (16.67%) LAN
3 2 (16.67%) WAN
3 2 (16.67%) DHCP
3 2 (16.67%) VPLS
3 2 (16.67%) Cisco IOS
3 2 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (16.67%) MPLS
3 2 (16.67%) OSPF
3 2 (16.67%) BGP
3 2 (16.67%) EIGRP
3 2 (16.67%) VRRP
3 2 (16.67%) IPsec
3 2 (16.67%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 6 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 6 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 3 (25.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Project Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Network Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Operations Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Operations Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) VMware Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Replication
2 1 (8.33%) Social Media
2 1 (8.33%) Clustering
2 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (8.33%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 11 (91.67%) Windows
2 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (16.67%) Linux
4 2 (16.67%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (75.00%) ITIL
2 6 (50.00%) PRINCE2
3 3 (25.00%) Project Management
3 3 (25.00%) TOGAF
4 2 (16.67%) Network Design
4 2 (16.67%) Load Balancing
4 2 (16.67%) Service Management
4 2 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (16.67%) BCP
4 2 (16.67%) Business Continuity
4 2 (16.67%) Business Continuity Planning
5 1 (8.33%) Network Load Balancing
5 1 (8.33%) Release Management
5 1 (8.33%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (100.00%) MCSE
1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (75.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 3 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (25.00%) CCNA
4 2 (16.67%) CCDA
4 2 (16.67%) CCDP
4 2 (16.67%) CCNP
4 2 (16.67%) CISSP
4 2 (16.67%) CCSE
4 2 (16.67%) CCSA
4 2 (16.67%) VCAP
4 2 (16.67%) VCP5
5 1 (8.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 6 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (16.67%) Terminal Services
2 2 (16.67%) VMware ESX
3 1 (8.33%) XenServer
Vendors
1 9 (75.00%) VMware
2 7 (58.33%) Microsoft
3 6 (50.00%) HP
4 5 (41.67%) Cisco
5 4 (33.33%) Citrix
5 4 (33.33%) NetApp
6 3 (25.00%) ServiceNow
6 3 (25.00%) Reuters
6 3 (25.00%) CommVault
6 3 (25.00%) Dell
6 3 (25.00%) IBM
7 2 (16.67%) CheckPoint