Period
to 23 November 2017

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 6 months to 23 November 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.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 132 148 141
Rank change year-on-year +16 -7 -32
Contract jobs citing MCSA 4 2 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.18% 0.076% 0.46%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.30% 0.52% 2.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 9
Leeds median daily rate £650 - £120
West Yorkshire median daily rate £650 - £120
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Leeds median hourly rate - - £15.50
West Yorkshire median hourly rate - - £15.50

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 contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Leeds
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 307 381 570
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 13.54% 14.53% 17.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 211 366
Leeds median daily rate £425 £400 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +0.63% +22.31%
10th Percentile £279 £263 £256
90th Percentile £555 £565 £560
West Yorkshire median daily rate £408 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +2.00% +6.67% +10.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 10 19
Leeds median hourly rate £40.00 £12.38 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +223.23% -18.85% -1.61%
10th Percentile £11.08 £12.01 £10.66
90th Percentile £40.70 £14.91 £30.90
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.20 £13.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year +9.23% -16.13% +1.64%

MCSA
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

Job postings citing MCSA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Leeds.

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA in Leeds.

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCSA in Leeds

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing MCSA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Leeds region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 4 (100.00%) MCSE
1 4 (100.00%) ITIL
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) SCCM
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (75.00%) Office 365
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (50.00%) Mobile App
3 2 (50.00%) Degree
3 2 (50.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (50.00%) PRINCE2
3 2 (50.00%) CISSP
3 2 (50.00%) CCNP
3 2 (50.00%) CCNA
3 2 (50.00%) Project Management
4 1 (25.00%) CISM
4 1 (25.00%) Firewall
4 1 (25.00%) Security Management
4 1 (25.00%) CCDP
4 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (25.00%) Check Point Certification
4 1 (25.00%) SAN
4 1 (25.00%) CheckPoint
4 1 (25.00%) Symantec
4 1 (25.00%) MPLS
4 1 (25.00%) McAfee

MCSA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (25.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (75.00%) Office 365
2 1 (25.00%) PaaS
2 1 (25.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) DMVPN
1 1 (25.00%) DNS
1 1 (25.00%) Fibre Channel
1 1 (25.00%) Firewall
1 1 (25.00%) HSRP
1 1 (25.00%) IPsec
1 1 (25.00%) iSCSI
1 1 (25.00%) LAN
1 1 (25.00%) MPLS
1 1 (25.00%) SAN
1 1 (25.00%) SSL
1 1 (25.00%) VLAN
1 1 (25.00%) VPLS
1 1 (25.00%) VPN
1 1 (25.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Office 365 Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Contracts Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (25.00%) IT Manager
2 1 (25.00%) IT Security Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) SCCM Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Security Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Senior SCCM Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Management Information System
1 2 (50.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (25.00%) Clustering
2 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
1 1 (25.00%) Mac OS
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) ITIL
2 2 (50.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (50.00%) Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) Contract Management
3 1 (25.00%) Data Loss Prevention
3 1 (25.00%) Data Management
3 1 (25.00%) Ethical Hacking
3 1 (25.00%) Information Security
3 1 (25.00%) Load Balancing
3 1 (25.00%) Migration
3 1 (25.00%) Network Design
3 1 (25.00%) Open Source
3 1 (25.00%) Problem Management
3 1 (25.00%) Product Management
3 1 (25.00%) Resource Management
3 1 (25.00%) Security Management
3 1 (25.00%) SFIA
3 1 (25.00%) TOGAF
3 1 (25.00%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) MCSE
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (50.00%) CCNA
3 2 (50.00%) CCNP
3 2 (50.00%) CISSP
3 2 (50.00%) Degree
4 1 (25.00%) CCDP
4 1 (25.00%) CCIE
4 1 (25.00%) CCSA
4 1 (25.00%) CCSE
4 1 (25.00%) CEH
4 1 (25.00%) Chartered Engineer
4 1 (25.00%) Check Point Certification
4 1 (25.00%) CISM
4 1 (25.00%) Master's Degree
4 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (25.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (75.00%) SCCM
2 1 (25.00%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (25.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Cisco
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) CheckPoint
2 1 (25.00%) McAfee
2 1 (25.00%) Qualys
2 1 (25.00%) Sophos
2 1 (25.00%) Symantec
2 1 (25.00%) Trend Micro
2 1 (25.00%) VMware