Period
to 19 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire with a requirement for MCSA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 19 August 2018 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
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 183 185 200
Rank change year-on-year +2 +15 +11
Contract jobs citing MCSA 11 4 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.22% 0.094% 0.31%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.53% 0.63% 2.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 11
Yorkshire median daily rate £300 £313 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.00% -16.67% +114.29%
England median daily rate £300 £325 £350
% change year-on-year -7.69% -7.14% +16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 1
Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.30 - £22.50
England median hourly rate £25.00 £16.50 £24.25
% change year-on-year +51.52% -31.96% +56.45%

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 Yorkshire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Yorkshire
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 721 631 888
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 14.72% 14.82% 15.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 447 361 567
Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £418 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.67% +4.50% +10.34%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £261
90th Percentile £575 £563 £600
England median daily rate £450 £430 £415
% change year-on-year +4.65% +3.61% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 25 26
Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.41 £17.50 £14.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.51% +22.81% -20.83%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.33 £11.63
90th Percentile £35.00 £41.90 £23.75
England median hourly rate £22.50 £28.75 £26.50
% change year-on-year -21.74% +8.49% +17.78%

MCSA
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for MCSA in Yorkshire

MCSA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MCSA in Yorkshire

MCSA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCSA in Yorkshire

MCSA
Contract Job Locations in 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 Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 19 August 2018. 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
West Yorkshire -6 9 £330 +5.60% 11
North Yorkshire - 2 £300 -
MCSA
England

For the 6 months to 19 August 2018, 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (90.91%) Windows
2 10 (90.91%) MCSE
2 10 (90.91%) Microsoft
3 8 (72.73%) Windows XP
3 8 (72.73%) Internet
4 7 (63.64%) Microsoft Office
4 7 (63.64%) MCP
4 7 (63.64%) HNC
4 7 (63.64%) Unix
4 7 (63.64%) Windows Vista
4 7 (63.64%) Windows 2000
4 7 (63.64%) Windows 7
5 4 (36.36%) Office 365
6 3 (27.27%) SCCM
6 3 (27.27%) Windows Server
6 3 (27.27%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 3 (27.27%) Active Directory
7 2 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
7 2 (18.18%) Retail
8 1 (9.09%) VCP5
8 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (9.09%) Mobile Device Management
8 1 (9.09%) Coaching
8 1 (9.09%) AWS Certification
8 1 (9.09%) Public Cloud
8 1 (9.09%) AirWatch
8 1 (9.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
8 1 (9.09%) Cisco ASA

MCSA
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (9.09%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (63.64%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (36.36%) Office 365
2 2 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (9.09%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (72.73%) Internet
2 1 (9.09%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (9.09%) Cisco Firepower
2 1 (9.09%) Firewall
2 1 (9.09%) IPsec
2 1 (9.09%) MPLS
2 1 (9.09%) SAN
2 1 (9.09%) VPN
General
1 2 (18.18%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (72.73%) Analyst
2 7 (63.64%) Service Analyst
2 7 (63.64%) Service Desk Analyst
3 3 (27.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (18.18%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 2 (18.18%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (18.18%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
4 2 (18.18%) Active Directory Engineer
4 2 (18.18%) Office 365 Engineer
4 2 (18.18%) Server Engineer
4 2 (18.18%) Windows Engineer
4 2 (18.18%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (18.18%) Windows Server Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Technical Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) EPoS
1 1 (9.09%) Public Cloud
1 1 (9.09%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 10 (90.91%) Windows
2 8 (72.73%) Windows XP
3 7 (63.64%) Unix
3 7 (63.64%) Windows 2000
3 7 (63.64%) Windows 7
3 7 (63.64%) Windows Vista
4 3 (27.27%) Windows Server
5 1 (9.09%) HPUX
5 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 1 (9.09%) Antivirus Management
2 1 (9.09%) Application Discovery
2 1 (9.09%) Business Continuity
2 1 (9.09%) Coaching
2 1 (9.09%) Deployment Automation
2 1 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (9.09%) ERP
2 1 (9.09%) ITIL
2 1 (9.09%) Migration
2 1 (9.09%) Mobile Device Management
2 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (9.09%) Virtual Infrastructure
Qualifications
1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (90.91%) MCSE
3 7 (63.64%) HNC
3 7 (63.64%) MCP
4 1 (9.09%) AWS Certification
4 1 (9.09%) CCNA
4 1 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (9.09%) VCP5
4 1 (9.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 3 (27.27%) Active Directory
2 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (27.27%) SCCM
2 1 (9.09%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 10 (90.91%) Microsoft
2 1 (9.09%) Cisco
2 1 (9.09%) Veeam
2 1 (9.09%) VMware