The table below looks at the statistics for MCSA in IT contracts advertised for the Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCSA over the 3 months to 17 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
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 121 109 118
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +9
Contract jobs citing MCSA 7 9 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.26% 0.40% 0.041%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.72% 3.61% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 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 £16.41 £15.13 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+8.49% -39.50%
MCSA
England

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

Qualifications Category
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
408 249 398
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 15.28% 11.03% 16.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 287 151 177
Average daily rate £338 £310 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.87% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £465 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 10 21
Average hourly rate £27.50 £17.25 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.42% -15.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.84 £10.64 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £22.69 £114.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £22.90
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.58%

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MCSA across the Yorkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCSA Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

MCSA
Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

MCSA Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

MCSA
Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

MCSA Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

MCSA
Contract Job Locations in 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 Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 17 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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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
West Yorkshire -9 6 £313 +5.93% 5
South Yorkshire -1 1 - -
North Yorkshire - - - - 1
East Yorkshire - - - -
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 13 (100.00%) MCSE
1 13 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 13 (100.00%) SAN
2 12 (92.31%) Windows
3 10 (76.92%) ITIL
3 10 (76.92%) VMware
4 9 (69.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 8 (61.54%) SQL Server
5 8 (61.54%) Microsoft
6 7 (53.85%) Active Directory
6 7 (53.85%) VMware Infrastructure
6 7 (53.85%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (46.15%) SQL Server 2008
7 6 (46.15%) SQL Server 2012
7 6 (46.15%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (46.15%) HP
7 6 (46.15%) PRINCE2
8 5 (38.46%) Citrix
8 5 (38.46%) Cisco
9 4 (30.77%) CommVault
9 4 (30.77%) NetApp
9 4 (30.77%) TCP/IP
9 4 (30.77%) DNS
9 4 (30.77%) Firewall
9 4 (30.77%) NAS
10 3 (23.08%) WorkSite
10 3 (23.08%) ServiceNow
10 3 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (23.08%) Reuters
10 3 (23.08%) Project Management

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 (23.08%) WorkSite
2 2 (15.38%) MS Exchange
2 2 (15.38%) IIS
3 1 (7.69%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) SaaS
1 1 (7.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (100.00%) SAN
2 4 (30.77%) TCP/IP
2 4 (30.77%) DNS
2 4 (30.77%) Firewall
2 4 (30.77%) NAS
3 2 (15.38%) SSL
3 2 (15.38%) VPN
3 2 (15.38%) LAN
3 2 (15.38%) WAN
3 2 (15.38%) DHCP
3 2 (15.38%) VPLS
3 2 (15.38%) MPLS
3 2 (15.38%) OSPF
3 2 (15.38%) BGP
3 2 (15.38%) EIGRP
3 2 (15.38%) VRRP
3 2 (15.38%) IPsec
3 2 (15.38%) HSRP
3 2 (15.38%) DMVPN
3 2 (15.38%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (61.54%) SQL Server
2 6 (46.15%) SQL Server 2008
2 6 (46.15%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 3 (23.08%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Project Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Network Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Operations Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) VMware Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Systems Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Operations Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Support Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Replication
2 1 (7.69%) Social Media
2 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.69%) Clustering
2 1 (7.69%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 12 (92.31%) Windows
2 7 (53.85%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (46.15%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (15.38%) Linux
4 2 (15.38%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (76.92%) ITIL
2 6 (46.15%) PRINCE2
3 3 (23.08%) Project Management
3 3 (23.08%) TOGAF
4 2 (15.38%) Network Design
4 2 (15.38%) Business Continuity
4 2 (15.38%) Load Balancing
4 2 (15.38%) BCP
4 2 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (15.38%) Service Management
4 2 (15.38%) Business Continuity Planning
5 1 (7.69%) Release Management
5 1 (7.69%) Change Management
5 1 (7.69%) Network Load Balancing
5 1 (7.69%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (100.00%) MCSE
1 13 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (69.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 3 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (23.08%) CCNA
4 2 (15.38%) CCDA
4 2 (15.38%) CCDP
4 2 (15.38%) CCNP
4 2 (15.38%) CISSP
4 2 (15.38%) CCSE
4 2 (15.38%) CCSA
4 2 (15.38%) VCP5
4 2 (15.38%) VCAP
5 1 (7.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (23.08%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (53.85%) Active Directory
1 7 (53.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (15.38%) VMware ESX
2 2 (15.38%) Terminal Services
3 1 (7.69%) XenServer
3 1 (7.69%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) SCCM
1 1 (7.69%) SCOM
1 1 (7.69%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 10 (76.92%) VMware
2 8 (61.54%) Microsoft
3 6 (46.15%) HP
4 5 (38.46%) Citrix
4 5 (38.46%) Cisco
5 4 (30.77%) CommVault
5 4 (30.77%) NetApp
6 3 (23.08%) ServiceNow
6 3 (23.08%) Reuters
6 3 (23.08%) Dell
6 3 (23.08%) IBM
7 2 (15.38%) CheckPoint