Period
to 22 October 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for MCSA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 22 October 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
North West > Manchester
6 months to
22 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 126 151 123
Rank change year-on-year +25 -28 -12
Contract jobs citing MCSA 11 7 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.39% 0.19% 0.79%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.79% 1.27% 5.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 16
Manchester median daily rate £375 £325 £176
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% +84.40% -9.62%
10th Percentile £209 £183 £116
90th Percentile £538 £388 £425
North West median daily rate £313 £250 £210
% change year-on-year +25.00% +19.05% -10.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Manchester median hourly rate - - £17.00
North West median hourly rate £16.00 £14.86 £19.75
% change year-on-year +7.67% -24.76% +31.67%

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 Manchester with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Manchester
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 394 552 547
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 13.87% 15.20% 15.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 226 306 265
Manchester median daily rate £395 £410 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.72% +9.33% +8.54%
10th Percentile £156 £200 £211
90th Percentile £548 £575 £500
North West median daily rate £400 £424 £400
% change year-on-year -5.60% +5.94% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 13 17
Manchester median hourly rate £19.00 £14.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.03% - -10.19%
10th Percentile £14.67 £12.16 £10.25
90th Percentile £55.00 £44.25 £38.51
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £26.25 £29.94
% change year-on-year +52.38% -12.31% +48.75%

MCSA
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for MCSA in Manchester

MCSA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MCSA in Manchester

MCSA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MCSA in Manchester over the 6 months to 22 October 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MCSA in Manchester

MCSA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCSA in Manchester

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 Manchester region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (81.82%) Windows
3 7 (63.64%) Apple
4 6 (54.55%) VMware
4 6 (54.55%) DHCP
4 6 (54.55%) DNS
4 6 (54.55%) Active Directory
4 6 (54.55%) Windows Server
5 5 (45.45%) Office 365
5 5 (45.45%) Microsoft Office
6 4 (36.36%) Windows 7
6 4 (36.36%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (36.36%) Apple iOS
6 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (36.36%) MCITP
6 4 (36.36%) ITIL
6 4 (36.36%) MCP
6 4 (36.36%) MCSE
6 4 (36.36%) Service Management
6 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (36.36%) Windows 10
7 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (27.27%) IT Strategy
7 3 (27.27%) Network+ Certification
7 3 (27.27%) HP
7 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
7 3 (27.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (27.27%) SCCM
7 3 (27.27%) vSphere
7 3 (27.27%) ACSP

MCSA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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:

Applications
1 5 (45.45%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (45.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (54.55%) DHCP
1 6 (54.55%) DNS
2 2 (18.18%) Firewall
2 2 (18.18%) Junos
2 2 (18.18%) MPLS
2 2 (18.18%) Network Security
2 2 (18.18%) SSL
2 2 (18.18%) TCP/IP
2 2 (18.18%) VLAN
2 2 (18.18%) VPN
General
1 2 (18.18%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (63.64%) Analyst
1 7 (63.64%) Support Analyst
2 5 (45.45%) 3rd Line Support
2 5 (45.45%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
3 3 (27.27%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
3 3 (27.27%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Analyst
3 3 (27.27%) 3rd Line Technical Support
3 3 (27.27%) Technical Analyst
3 3 (27.27%) Technical Support
3 3 (27.27%) Technical Support Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (18.18%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) 2nd/3rd Line Technical Support
4 2 (18.18%) Applications Engineer
4 2 (18.18%) Lead Network Engineer
4 2 (18.18%) Network Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Network Security Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Security Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Wintel Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Wintel Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 9 (81.82%) Windows
2 6 (54.55%) Windows Server
3 4 (36.36%) Apple iOS
3 4 (36.36%) Windows 10
3 4 (36.36%) Windows 7
3 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (36.36%) ITIL
1 4 (36.36%) Service Management
2 3 (27.27%) IT Strategy
3 2 (18.18%) Change Management
3 2 (18.18%) Cybersecurity
3 2 (18.18%) Load Balancing
3 2 (18.18%) Network Design
3 2 (18.18%) Penetration Testing
3 2 (18.18%) SIEM
3 2 (18.18%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (36.36%) MCITP
2 4 (36.36%) MCP
2 4 (36.36%) MCSE
3 3 (27.27%) ACSP
3 3 (27.27%) HP AIS
3 3 (27.27%) Network+ Certification
3 3 (27.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (18.18%) CCNA
4 2 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (18.18%) CISSP
System Software
1 6 (54.55%) Active Directory
2 4 (36.36%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (27.27%) vSphere
4 2 (18.18%) ProxySG
5 1 (9.09%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (27.27%) SCCM
2 2 (18.18%) WMI
Vendors
1 7 (63.64%) Apple
2 6 (54.55%) VMware
3 3 (27.27%) HP
3 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
4 2 (18.18%) Blue Coat
4 2 (18.18%) CheckPoint
4 2 (18.18%) Citrix
4 2 (18.18%) iManage
4 2 (18.18%) Juniper
4 2 (18.18%) Palo Alto
5 1 (9.09%) Google