Period
to 19 January 2019

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 January 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
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
19 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 174 178 193
Rank change year-on-year +4 +15 -22
Contract jobs citing MCSA 22 8 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.46% 0.18% 0.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.95% 1.31% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 6
Yorkshire median daily rate £118 £650 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -81.92% +73.33% +0.67%
10th Percentile £114 £279 £331
90th Percentile £370 £675 £425
England median daily rate £325 £300 £351
% change year-on-year +8.33% -14.41% +13.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 1 0
Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.30 £11.52 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.87% - -
England median hourly rate £16.35 £25.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year -34.60% +56.25% -5.88%

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 746 610 712
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 15.45% 13.80% 14.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 470 368 444
Yorkshire median daily rate £438 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.38% +5.26% +1.33%
10th Percentile £280 £195 £233
90th Percentile £625 £551 £537
England median daily rate £450 £445 £425
% change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 45 33
Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.30 £15.00 £14.57
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.00% +2.99% -6.03%
10th Percentile £9.78 £11.25 £11.67
90th Percentile £26.44 £40.00 £24.75
England median hourly rate £28.52 £23.50 £25.94
% change year-on-year +21.34% -9.40% -1.19%

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 19 January 2019.

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 19 January 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
West Yorkshire +7 20 £118 -81.92% 7
North Yorkshire - 2 - - 1
MCSA
England

For the 6 months to 19 January 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 22 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (90.91%) MCSE
2 20 (90.91%) Microsoft
3 17 (77.27%) Windows
4 15 (68.18%) MCP
5 14 (63.64%) Windows 7
6 13 (59.09%) Windows Vista
6 13 (59.09%) HNC
6 13 (59.09%) Unix
6 13 (59.09%) Microsoft Office
6 13 (59.09%) Windows 2000
6 13 (59.09%) Windows XP
6 13 (59.09%) Internet
7 3 (13.64%) VMware
7 3 (13.64%) Management Information System
7 3 (13.64%) Cisco
7 3 (13.64%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (13.64%) CCNA
7 3 (13.64%) Active Directory
7 3 (13.64%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (13.64%) ITIL
7 3 (13.64%) Time Management
7 3 (13.64%) CCENT
7 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Azure
7 3 (13.64%) ITIL V3
7 3 (13.64%) Data Centre
7 3 (13.64%) Windows Server
7 3 (13.64%) Power Management
8 2 (9.09%) VCP6
8 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineering

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 (4.55%) SharePoint
1 1 (4.55%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 13 (59.09%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (4.55%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (4.55%) Office 365
3 1 (4.55%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 13 (59.09%) Internet
2 1 (4.55%) Firewall
2 1 (4.55%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 1 (4.55%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (72.73%) Analyst
2 13 (59.09%) Service Analyst
2 13 (59.09%) Service Desk Analyst
3 3 (13.64%) Operations Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (4.55%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Team Leader
5 1 (4.55%) Installation Technician
5 1 (4.55%) IT Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) IT Technician
5 1 (4.55%) Office 365 Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Server Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Support Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Team Leader
5 1 (4.55%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Data Centre
1 3 (13.64%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.55%) Smartphone
2 1 (4.55%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 17 (77.27%) Windows
2 14 (63.64%) Windows 7
3 13 (59.09%) Unix
3 13 (59.09%) Windows 2000
3 13 (59.09%) Windows Vista
3 13 (59.09%) Windows XP
4 3 (13.64%) Windows Server
5 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (13.64%) Disaster Recovery
1 3 (13.64%) ITIL
1 3 (13.64%) ITIL V3
1 3 (13.64%) Power Management
1 3 (13.64%) Time Management
2 2 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 2 (9.09%) Migration
3 1 (4.55%) Change Control
3 1 (4.55%) DevOps
3 1 (4.55%) Information Security
3 1 (4.55%) Patch Management
3 1 (4.55%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.55%) Java
1 1 (4.55%) PowerShell
1 1 (4.55%) SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (90.91%) MCSE
3 15 (68.18%) MCP
4 13 (59.09%) HNC
5 3 (13.64%) CCENT
5 3 (13.64%) CCNA
5 3 (13.64%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (9.09%) VCP6
6 2 (9.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (4.55%) A+ Certification
7 1 (4.55%) DBS Check
7 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (13.64%) Active Directory
2 2 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.55%) Firmware
3 1 (4.55%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (4.55%) VMware NSX
3 1 (4.55%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) SCCM
Vendors
1 20 (90.91%) Microsoft
2 3 (13.64%) Cisco
2 3 (13.64%) VMware