The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds with a requirement for MCSA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank - 94 89
Contract jobs citing MCSA 0 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds - 0.28% 0.17%
As % of the Qualifications category - 1.76% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Median daily rate - £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £328 £350 £295
% change year-on-year -6.42% +18.64%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £12.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.96 £35.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -34.40% +133.33%  

MCSA is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds.

Academic & Professional Certification
Leeds
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 134 227 163
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 13.28% 15.92% 13.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 146 109
Median daily rate £375 £410 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.53% +10.81%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £305 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £593 £447
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 4
Median hourly rate £29.50 £12.75 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +131.37% -29.16%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -25.20% +77.77%  

MCSA
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leeds citing MCSA as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for MCSA in Leeds

MCSA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing MCSA in Leeds.

Contractor daily rate trend for MCSA in Leeds

MCSA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCSA in Leeds