Period
to 7 December 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire with a requirement for MCSA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 7 December 2019 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
Yorkshire > West Yorkshire
6 months to
7 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 118 149 151
Rank change year-on-year +31 +2 -
Contract jobs citing MCSA 8 22 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.35% 0.65% 0.33%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.48% 4.31% 2.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 7
West Yorkshire median daily rate £195 £118 £650
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +65.96% -81.92% -
10th Percentile £151 £114 £289
90th Percentile £239 £370 £675
Yorkshire median daily rate £195 £118 £481
% change year-on-year +65.96% -75.58% +28.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 14 1
West Yorkshire median hourly rate - £15.30 £11.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +32.87% -
Yorkshire median hourly rate - £15.30 £11.52
% change year-on-year - +32.87% -

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 West Yorkshire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
West Yorkshire
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 323 510 417
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 14.02% 14.97% 13.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 209 296 239
West Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.03% +7.14%
10th Percentile £219 £278 £256
90th Percentile £575 £600 £553
Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 36 36
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £18.00 £15.88 £14.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.39% +10.05% +10.96%
10th Percentile £11.90 £13.94 £11.22
90th Percentile £66.50 £29.19 £40.00
Yorkshire median hourly rate £18.00 £15.88 £15.00
% change year-on-year +13.39% +5.83% +3.22%

MCSA
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for MCSA in West Yorkshire

MCSA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MCSA in West Yorkshire

MCSA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MCSA in West Yorkshire over the 6 months to 7 December 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MCSA in West Yorkshire

MCSA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCSA in West Yorkshire

MCSA
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the West Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 7 December 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leeds +30 4 £195 -51.25% 4
Bradford - 4 - -
MCSA
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 7 December 2019, IT contractor jobs citing MCSA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the West Yorkshire region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (87.50%) Azure
3 6 (75.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (50.00%) Technical Architecture
4 4 (50.00%) Load Balancing
4 4 (50.00%) Azure SQL Database
4 4 (50.00%) Finance
4 4 (50.00%) MCSE
4 4 (50.00%) SQL
4 4 (50.00%) DNS
4 4 (50.00%) Azure ExpressRoute
5 3 (37.50%) Office 365
5 3 (37.50%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
5 3 (37.50%) PowerShell
6 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
6 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (25.00%) DevOps
6 2 (25.00%) SaaS
6 2 (25.00%) Bash Shell
6 2 (25.00%) Migration
6 2 (25.00%) VMware
6 2 (25.00%) Windows
6 2 (25.00%) Windows Server
7 1 (12.50%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (12.50%) Data Lake
7 1 (12.50%) Customer Requirements
7 1 (12.50%) IT Strategy
7 1 (12.50%) Problem-Solving

MCSA
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Yorkshire 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 (12.50%) IIS
1 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (87.50%) Azure
2 4 (50.00%) Azure ExpressRoute
3 3 (37.50%) Azure Active Directory
3 3 (37.50%) Office 365
4 2 (25.00%) SaaS
5 1 (12.50%) AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) DNS
2 1 (12.50%) DHCP
2 1 (12.50%) Firewall
2 1 (12.50%) FTP
2 1 (12.50%) HTTP
2 1 (12.50%) HTTPS
2 1 (12.50%) LAN
2 1 (12.50%) Network Security
2 1 (12.50%) SMTP
2 1 (12.50%) SSL
2 1 (12.50%) Telnet
2 1 (12.50%) WAN
2 1 (12.50%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (12.50%) Data Lake
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 4 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Azure Specialist
2 1 (12.50%) Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Azure Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Azure Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) IT Technician
2 1 (12.50%) Network Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Office 365 Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Office 365 Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Network Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Windows
1 2 (25.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (12.50%) Windows 10
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Load Balancing
1 4 (50.00%) Technical Architecture
2 2 (25.00%) DevOps
2 2 (25.00%) Migration
3 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (12.50%) CRM
3 1 (12.50%) Customer Requirements
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 1 (12.50%) IT Strategy
3 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
3 1 (12.50%) Problem Management
3 1 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (12.50%) Process Improvement
3 1 (12.50%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) SQL
2 3 (37.50%) PowerShell
3 2 (25.00%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (50.00%) MCSE
3 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (12.50%) CCNA
4 1 (12.50%) CCNP
4 1 (12.50%) Degree
4 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (12.50%) TOGAF Certification
4 1 (12.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
3 1 (12.50%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) VMware
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco
3 1 (12.50%) Veeam