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 30 April 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
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 140 143 -
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -
Contract jobs citing MCSA 7 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.24% 0.17% -
As % of the Qualifications category 1.58% 1.20% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 0
Average daily rate £275 £233 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.27% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £336 £285 £150
% change year-on-year
+17.98% +90.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.25 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.75 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+122.72% +6.45%
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
443 415 309
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 15.12% 14.19% 12.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 299 274 189
Average daily rate £410 £340 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.58% -8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £220 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £436 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 10 22
Average hourly rate £14.00 £21.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.88% +30.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.63 £12.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £29.50 £27.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

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 30 April 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
West Yorkshire +2 4 - - 7
South Yorkshire -9 2 £275 +129.16%
East Yorkshire - 1 - - 4
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 37 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (54.05%) ITIL
3 17 (45.95%) Cisco Certification
4 16 (43.24%) Firewall
4 16 (43.24%) Windows
4 16 (43.24%) Cisco
4 16 (43.24%) CISSP
4 16 (43.24%) PCI DSS
5 15 (40.54%) CEH
5 15 (40.54%) Active Directory
5 15 (40.54%) Microsoft
5 15 (40.54%) VMware
6 14 (37.84%) Incident Management
6 14 (37.84%) VMware Infrastructure
7 13 (35.14%) Ethical Hacking
7 13 (35.14%) Security Management
8 11 (29.73%) MS Exchange
9 10 (27.03%) Data Security
10 8 (21.62%) Legal
10 8 (21.62%) Windows 7
11 7 (18.92%) Computer Security
11 7 (18.92%) MCP
12 6 (16.22%) ISO 9000
12 6 (16.22%) Citrix
12 6 (16.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 6 (16.22%) Hyper-V
13 5 (13.51%) MCSE
13 5 (13.51%) CISA
13 5 (13.51%) Windows Server
14 4 (10.81%) MS Excel

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 11 (29.73%) MS Exchange
2 2 (5.41%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 4 (10.81%) MS Excel
2 3 (8.11%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.11%) Office 365
2 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 16 (43.24%) Firewall
2 3 (8.11%) DNS
2 3 (8.11%) VPN
3 2 (5.41%) LAN
3 2 (5.41%) SAN
3 2 (5.41%) TCP/IP
3 2 (5.41%) WAN
4 1 (2.70%) DHCP
4 1 (2.70%) Internet
4 1 (2.70%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.41%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.70%) MySQL
2 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 8 (21.62%) Legal
2 2 (5.41%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.70%) Finance
3 1 (2.70%) Law
Job Titles
1 15 (40.54%) Security Specialist
2 8 (21.62%) 1st Line Support
3 7 (18.92%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 7 (18.92%) 2nd Line Support
4 5 (13.51%) Analyst
5 4 (10.81%) Database Engineer
5 4 (10.81%) IT Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) Consultant
6 3 (8.11%) Help Desk Analyst
6 3 (8.11%) Service Analyst
6 3 (8.11%) Service Desk Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) 1st Line Support Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) Cisco Security Specialist
7 2 (5.41%) Cisco Specialist
7 2 (5.41%) Exchange Consultant
7 2 (5.41%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 2 (5.41%) Office 365 Consultant
7 2 (5.41%) Presales Consultant
7 2 (5.41%) Server Consultant
7 2 (5.41%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.11%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.41%) Management Information System
2 2 (5.41%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (2.70%) CESG
3 1 (2.70%) NHS
3 1 (2.70%) Replication
3 1 (2.70%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 16 (43.24%) Windows
2 8 (21.62%) Windows 7
3 5 (13.51%) Windows Server
4 4 (10.81%) Windows 8
4 4 (10.81%) Windows XP
5 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.70%) Windows 10
6 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (54.05%) ITIL
2 14 (37.84%) Incident Management
3 13 (35.14%) Ethical Hacking
3 13 (35.14%) Security Management
4 10 (27.03%) Data Security
5 7 (18.92%) Computer Security
6 4 (10.81%) Information Security
7 3 (8.11%) Trend Analysis
8 2 (5.41%) Change Management
8 2 (5.41%) Presales
8 2 (5.41%) Project Management
8 2 (5.41%) Service Management
9 1 (2.70%) Cybersecurity
9 1 (2.70%) Data Protection
9 1 (2.70%) Information Assurance
9 1 (2.70%) Information Governance
9 1 (2.70%) ITSM
9 1 (2.70%) Line Management
9 1 (2.70%) Release Management
9 1 (2.70%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 37 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (45.95%) Cisco Certification
3 16 (43.24%) CISSP
4 15 (40.54%) CEH
5 7 (18.92%) MCP
6 5 (13.51%) CISA
6 5 (13.51%) MCSE
7 4 (10.81%) CCIE
7 4 (10.81%) CCNA
7 4 (10.81%) CCNP
7 4 (10.81%) DBS Check
7 4 (10.81%) MCITP
8 3 (8.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (5.41%) Security Cleared
10 1 (2.70%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (2.70%) CCSP
10 1 (2.70%) CISM
10 1 (2.70%) CISMP
10 1 (2.70%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (2.70%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (43.24%) PCI DSS
2 6 (16.22%) ISO 9000
2 6 (16.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (8.11%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (8.11%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (40.54%) Active Directory
2 14 (37.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (16.22%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.70%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (8.11%) DameWare
1 3 (8.11%) SCCM
2 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 2 (5.41%) SCOM
3 1 (2.70%) SCDPM
3 1 (2.70%) SCSM
Vendors
1 16 (43.24%) Cisco
2 15 (40.54%) Microsoft
2 15 (40.54%) VMware
3 6 (16.22%) Citrix
4 1 (2.70%) CommVault
4 1 (2.70%) Dell
4 1 (2.70%) HP
4 1 (2.70%) iManage
4 1 (2.70%) Mercator
4 1 (2.70%) Rackspace
4 1 (2.70%) Reuters
4 1 (2.70%) ServiceNow
4 1 (2.70%) Zerto