Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 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
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 175 189 196
Rank change year-on-year +14 +7 -25
Contract jobs citing MCSA 10 11 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.23% 0.20% 0.36%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.58% 1.39% 2.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 12
Yorkshire median daily rate £481 £375 £120
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.33% +212.50% -60.33%
10th Percentile £279 £321 £110
90th Percentile £675 £413 £188
England median daily rate £314 £350 £295
% change year-on-year -10.36% +18.64% +1.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Yorkshire median hourly rate - - £15.50
England median hourly rate £23.75 £20.83 £15.50
% change year-on-year +14.02% +34.39% -

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 632 791 1032
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 14.40% 14.69% 16.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 378 473 690
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +8.70%
10th Percentile £213 £254 £225
90th Percentile £551 £560 £525
England median daily rate £425 £423 £400
% change year-on-year +0.59% +5.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 32 56
Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.43 £14.53 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.74% -6.24% -
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.28 £10.50
90th Percentile £40.00 £23.75 £34.00
England median hourly rate £25.12 £26.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year -3.38% +8.33% +26.32%

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MCSA in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 20 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
West Yorkshire +24 9 £650 - 2
South Yorkshire +10 1 £300 -20.00%
MCSA
England

For the 6 months to 20 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 10 (100.00%) MCSE
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (80.00%) ITIL
3 6 (60.00%) Active Directory
3 6 (60.00%) VMware
4 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 5 (50.00%) Windows
5 4 (40.00%) MCP
5 4 (40.00%) MS Exchange
5 4 (40.00%) LAN
5 4 (40.00%) WAN
5 4 (40.00%) TCP/IP
5 4 (40.00%) DNS
5 4 (40.00%) Cisco
5 4 (40.00%) SAN
5 4 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (30.00%) SCCM
6 3 (30.00%) MCDST
6 3 (30.00%) Office 365
6 3 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (30.00%) CMS
6 3 (30.00%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (30.00%) Avaya
6 3 (30.00%) Management Information System
6 3 (30.00%) Law
6 3 (30.00%) Legal
6 3 (30.00%) CCNA
6 3 (30.00%) DHCP

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 4 (40.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (30.00%) CMS
2 3 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (10.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (30.00%) Office 365
3 1 (10.00%) PaaS
3 1 (10.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) DNS
1 4 (40.00%) LAN
1 4 (40.00%) SAN
1 4 (40.00%) TCP/IP
1 4 (40.00%) WAN
2 3 (30.00%) DHCP
3 2 (20.00%) Firewall
3 2 (20.00%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (10.00%) DMVPN
4 1 (10.00%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (10.00%) HSRP
4 1 (10.00%) IPsec
4 1 (10.00%) iSCSI
4 1 (10.00%) MPLS
4 1 (10.00%) SSL
4 1 (10.00%) VLAN
4 1 (10.00%) VPLS
4 1 (10.00%) VPN
4 1 (10.00%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) Amazon RDS
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 3 (30.00%) Law
1 3 (30.00%) Legal
2 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 3 (30.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
1 3 (30.00%) Senior Systems Engineer
1 3 (30.00%) Systems Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Office 365 Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
3 1 (10.00%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Technical Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Technical Support
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Contracts Manager
3 1 (10.00%) IT Security Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) SCCM Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Security Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Senior SCCM Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Support Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (20.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (10.00%) Clustering
3 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (10.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (10.00%) Linux
2 1 (10.00%) Mac OS
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) ITIL
2 2 (20.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (20.00%) Problem Management
2 2 (20.00%) Project Management
3 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (10.00%) Data Management
3 1 (10.00%) Ethical Hacking
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (10.00%) ITIL V3
3 1 (10.00%) Line Management
3 1 (10.00%) Load Balancing
3 1 (10.00%) Network Design
3 1 (10.00%) Open Source
3 1 (10.00%) Power Management
3 1 (10.00%) Product Management
3 1 (10.00%) Resource Management
3 1 (10.00%) Software Distribution
3 1 (10.00%) Time Management
3 1 (10.00%) TOGAF
3 1 (10.00%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (100.00%) MCSE
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (40.00%) MCP
3 3 (30.00%) CCNA
3 3 (30.00%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (30.00%) MCDST
4 2 (20.00%) CCNP
4 2 (20.00%) CISSP
4 2 (20.00%) Degree
5 1 (10.00%) CCDP
5 1 (10.00%) CCIE
5 1 (10.00%) CCSA
5 1 (10.00%) CCSE
5 1 (10.00%) CEH
5 1 (10.00%) Chartered Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Check Point Certification
5 1 (10.00%) CISM
5 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (10.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (10.00%) Terminal Services
3 1 (10.00%) vSphere
3 1 (10.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) SCCM
2 1 (10.00%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (10.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) VMware
2 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (40.00%) Cisco
4 3 (30.00%) Avaya
5 1 (10.00%) CheckPoint
5 1 (10.00%) Citrix
5 1 (10.00%) McAfee
5 1 (10.00%) Mercator
5 1 (10.00%) Qualys
5 1 (10.00%) Sophos
5 1 (10.00%) Symantec
5 1 (10.00%) Trend Micro