Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 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
Yorkshire > West Yorkshire
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 145 171 160
Rank change year-on-year +26 -11 -26
Contract jobs citing MCSA 9 2 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.29% 0.056% 0.41%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.20% 0.40% 2.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 10
West Yorkshire median daily rate £650 - £120
Yorkshire median daily rate £481 £375 £120
% change year-on-year +28.33% +212.50% -60.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
West Yorkshire median hourly rate - - £15.50
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 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 410 497 689
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 13.42% 13.91% 15.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 236 268 437
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +10.29%
10th Percentile £256 £250 £255
90th Percentile £553 £565 £538
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +8.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 19 25
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.20 £13.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.23% -16.13% +1.64%
10th Percentile £11.23 £11.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £40.00 £16.79 £35.20
Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.43 £14.53 £15.50
% change year-on-year -0.74% -6.24% -

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 21 November 2017.

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 21 November 2017. 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 +10 4 £650 -
Wakefield - 3 £313 -
Elland - 1 - -
MCSA
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 21 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 West Yorkshire region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 9 (100.00%) MCSE
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (88.89%) ITIL
3 6 (66.67%) Active Directory
4 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
4 5 (55.56%) Windows
4 5 (55.56%) VMware
5 4 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (44.44%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (44.44%) MCP
5 4 (44.44%) MS Exchange
5 4 (44.44%) LAN
5 4 (44.44%) WAN
5 4 (44.44%) DNS
5 4 (44.44%) Cisco
5 4 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (44.44%) SAN
6 3 (33.33%) CCNA
6 3 (33.33%) DHCP
6 3 (33.33%) TCP/IP
6 3 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (33.33%) Avaya
6 3 (33.33%) Management Information System
6 3 (33.33%) Law
6 3 (33.33%) Legal
6 3 (33.33%) MCDST
6 3 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (33.33%) Office 365
6 3 (33.33%) SCCM
6 3 (33.33%) CMS

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 4 (44.44%) MS Exchange
2 3 (33.33%) CMS
2 3 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (11.11%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (33.33%) Office 365
3 1 (11.11%) PaaS
3 1 (11.11%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) DNS
1 4 (44.44%) LAN
1 4 (44.44%) SAN
1 4 (44.44%) WAN
2 3 (33.33%) DHCP
2 3 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (11.11%) DMVPN
3 1 (11.11%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (11.11%) Firewall
3 1 (11.11%) HSRP
3 1 (11.11%) IPsec
3 1 (11.11%) iSCSI
3 1 (11.11%) MPLS
3 1 (11.11%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (11.11%) SSL
3 1 (11.11%) VLAN
3 1 (11.11%) VPLS
3 1 (11.11%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) Amazon RDS
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 3 (33.33%) Law
1 3 (33.33%) Legal
2 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 3 (33.33%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
1 3 (33.33%) Senior Systems Engineer
1 3 (33.33%) Systems Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Office 365 Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Contracts Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (11.11%) IT Manager
3 1 (11.11%) IT Security Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Operations Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) SCCM Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Security Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Senior SCCM Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 2 (22.22%) Data Centre
2 2 (22.22%) Mobile App
3 1 (11.11%) Clustering
3 1 (11.11%) Computer Science
3 1 (11.11%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (55.56%) Windows
2 1 (11.11%) Linux
2 1 (11.11%) Mac OS
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) ITIL
2 2 (22.22%) PRINCE2
2 2 (22.22%) Problem Management
2 2 (22.22%) Project Management
3 1 (11.11%) Contract Management
3 1 (11.11%) Data Loss Prevention
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (11.11%) IT Strategy
3 1 (11.11%) ITIL V3
3 1 (11.11%) Line Management
3 1 (11.11%) Load Balancing
3 1 (11.11%) Network Design
3 1 (11.11%) Open Source
3 1 (11.11%) Power Management
3 1 (11.11%) Product Management
3 1 (11.11%) Resource Management
3 1 (11.11%) SFIA
3 1 (11.11%) Software Distribution
3 1 (11.11%) Time Management
3 1 (11.11%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (100.00%) MCSE
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (44.44%) MCP
3 3 (33.33%) CCNA
3 3 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (33.33%) MCDST
4 2 (22.22%) CCNP
4 2 (22.22%) CISSP
4 2 (22.22%) Degree
5 1 (11.11%) CCDP
5 1 (11.11%) CCENT
5 1 (11.11%) CCIE
5 1 (11.11%) CCSE
5 1 (11.11%) CEH
5 1 (11.11%) Chartered Engineer
5 1 (11.11%) Check Point Certification
5 1 (11.11%) CISM
5 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (11.11%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 4 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) SCCM
2 1 (11.11%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (11.11%) WSUS
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
1 5 (55.56%) VMware
2 4 (44.44%) Cisco
3 3 (33.33%) Avaya
4 1 (11.11%) CheckPoint
4 1 (11.11%) McAfee
4 1 (11.11%) Mercator
4 1 (11.11%) Qualys
4 1 (11.11%) Sophos
4 1 (11.11%) Symantec
4 1 (11.11%) Trend Micro