The table below looks at the statistics for MCSA in IT contracts advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCSA over the 3 months to 19 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
England / North East
Rank 84 - 48
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing MCSA 1 0 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 0.11% - 1.42%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.40% - 5.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 4
Median daily rate - - £242
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £13.38 - £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £35.00 £20.71
% change year-on-year
-52.85% +69.04%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the North East region.

Qualifications Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
251 230 152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 28.27% 25.50% 24.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 152 86
Median daily rate £345 £350 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.42% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £252 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £451 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 5 10
Median hourly rate £26.75 £16.88 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+58.51% +4.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.68 £13.91 £13.66
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £22.85 £28.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £40.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-25.92% +80.00%

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North East region citing MCSA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Qualifications category.

MCSA Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

MCSA
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MCSA across the North East region.

MCSA Daily Rate Trend in the North East

MCSA
Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

MCSA Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

MCSA
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the North East region over the 3 months to 19 February 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear - 1 - -
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 North East region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 22 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 22 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (95.45%) Microsoft
3 20 (90.91%) Windows
4 19 (86.36%) ITIL
5 18 (81.82%) VMware
6 17 (77.27%) VMware Infrastructure
6 17 (77.27%) Windows Server
7 16 (72.73%) Windows Server 2012
7 16 (72.73%) Linux
8 15 (68.18%) MCSE
8 15 (68.18%) DNS
8 15 (68.18%) DHCP
8 15 (68.18%) Clustering
8 15 (68.18%) IaaS
8 15 (68.18%) DevOps
8 15 (68.18%) vSphere
8 15 (68.18%) SaaS
8 15 (68.18%) PaaS
8 15 (68.18%) VMware ESXi
9 14 (63.64%) Open Source
9 14 (63.64%) TOGAF
9 14 (63.64%) ITIL Certification
9 14 (63.64%) PRINCE2
9 14 (63.64%) IIS
10 13 (59.09%) Change Management
10 13 (59.09%) HP Helion
11 12 (54.55%) MS Excel
12 10 (45.45%) Problem Management
13 9 (40.91%) SQL Server

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in the North East 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 14 (63.64%) IIS
2 3 (13.64%) Apache
2 3 (13.64%) Jetty
2 3 (13.64%) Mongrel
2 3 (13.64%) nginx
2 3 (13.64%) SharePoint
2 3 (13.64%) Tomcat
2 3 (13.64%) WebSphere
3 2 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (9.09%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 12 (54.55%) MS Excel
2 2 (9.09%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (31.82%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (68.18%) IaaS
1 15 (68.18%) PaaS
1 15 (68.18%) SaaS
2 13 (59.09%) HP Helion
3 3 (13.64%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (13.64%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (13.64%) Google App Engine
3 3 (13.64%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (9.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (68.18%) DHCP
1 15 (68.18%) DNS
2 3 (13.64%) FTP
2 3 (13.64%) HTTP
2 3 (13.64%) IPsec
2 3 (13.64%) SSL
2 3 (13.64%) TCP/IP
3 2 (9.09%) Firewall
3 2 (9.09%) VPN
3 2 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (40.91%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (13.64%) Jenkins
1 3 (13.64%) Travis CI
2 1 (4.55%) StarTeam
General
1 2 (9.09%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Games
Job Titles
1 11 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (27.27%) DevOps Engineer
3 5 (22.73%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (18.18%) Support Engineer
5 3 (13.64%) Infrastructure Support
5 3 (13.64%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 2 (9.09%) Architect
6 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Engineer
6 2 (9.09%) Senior DevOps
6 2 (9.09%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 1 (4.55%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 1 (4.55%) Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) DevOps Architect
7 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) Lead Architect
7 1 (4.55%) Linux Engineer
7 1 (4.55%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 1 (4.55%) Systems Administrator
7 1 (4.55%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.64%) .NET
1 3 (13.64%) J2EE
1 3 (13.64%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 15 (68.18%) Clustering
2 2 (9.09%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.55%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 20 (90.91%) Windows
2 17 (77.27%) Windows Server
3 16 (72.73%) Linux
3 16 (72.73%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (13.64%) Windows 7
4 3 (13.64%) Windows XP
5 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (4.55%) AIX
6 1 (4.55%) Windows 10
6 1 (4.55%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (86.36%) ITIL
2 15 (68.18%) DevOps
3 14 (63.64%) Open Source
3 14 (63.64%) PRINCE2
3 14 (63.64%) TOGAF
4 13 (59.09%) Change Management
5 10 (45.45%) Problem Management
6 8 (36.36%) Data Management
7 7 (31.82%) CRM
8 3 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (13.64%) Configuration Management
8 3 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
9 2 (9.09%) ITIL V3
9 2 (9.09%) ITSM
9 2 (9.09%) Migration
9 2 (9.09%) Service Management
10 1 (4.55%) Root Cause Analysis
10 1 (4.55%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 7 (31.82%) SQL
2 3 (13.64%) Java
3 2 (9.09%) Shell Script
4 1 (4.55%) C
Qualifications
1 22 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (68.18%) MCSE
3 14 (63.64%) ITIL Certification
4 5 (22.73%) Security Cleared
5 4 (18.18%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (4.55%) ISTQB
6 1 (4.55%) MCITP
6 1 (4.55%) MCTS
6 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (22.73%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 22 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 17 (77.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (68.18%) VMware ESXi
3 15 (68.18%) vSphere
4 3 (13.64%) Xen
5 1 (4.55%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (13.64%) Puppet
2 1 (4.55%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (4.55%) Netcool
Vendors
1 21 (95.45%) Microsoft
2 18 (81.82%) VMware
3 3 (13.64%) Google
4 2 (9.09%) EMC
5 1 (4.55%) Citrix
5 1 (4.55%) Intel Security
5 1 (4.55%) Veritas