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 25 September 2016 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 95 86 73
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -13
Contract jobs citing MCSA 18 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 1.36% 0.36% 0.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.12% 1.27% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 0 0
Median daily rate £519 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £280 £338
% change year-on-year
+23.03% -17.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £23.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+14.70% -8.10%
MCSA
England

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
577 314 175
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 43.75% 28.26% 25.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 412 181 104
Median daily rate £330 £350 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -0.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £517 £469
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £388 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 31 17
Median hourly rate £28.00 £25.00 £30.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -18.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £12.40 £16.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.32 £37.50 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £23.88 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+17.27% +19.37%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MCSA across the North East region over the 3 months to 25 September 2016.

MCSA Daily Rate Histogram 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 25 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -15 16 £519 - 2
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 25 September 2016, 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 28 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (96.43%) Microsoft
3 26 (92.86%) Windows
4 25 (89.29%) Active Directory
4 25 (89.29%) VMware
5 22 (78.57%) ITIL
5 22 (78.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 22 (78.57%) Windows Server
6 21 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 21 (75.00%) MS Excel
7 20 (71.43%) DNS
7 20 (71.43%) DHCP
8 17 (60.71%) vSphere
9 16 (57.14%) Linux
10 15 (53.57%) Clustering
10 15 (53.57%) SaaS
10 15 (53.57%) PaaS
10 15 (53.57%) VMware ESXi
10 15 (53.57%) DevOps
10 15 (53.57%) IaaS
11 14 (50.00%) Open Source
11 14 (50.00%) TOGAF
11 14 (50.00%) MCSE
11 14 (50.00%) PRINCE2
11 14 (50.00%) SQL Server
11 14 (50.00%) IIS
12 13 (46.43%) SQL
12 13 (46.43%) ITIL Certification
12 13 (46.43%) Change Management
12 13 (46.43%) Security Cleared

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 (50.00%) IIS
2 3 (10.71%) Apache
2 3 (10.71%) Jetty
2 3 (10.71%) Mongrel
2 3 (10.71%) nginx
2 3 (10.71%) Tomcat
2 3 (10.71%) WebSphere
3 2 (7.14%) OpenStack
3 2 (7.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 21 (75.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.57%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (53.57%) IaaS
1 15 (53.57%) PaaS
1 15 (53.57%) SaaS
2 13 (46.43%) HP Helion
3 3 (10.71%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (10.71%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (10.71%) Google App Engine
3 3 (10.71%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (3.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 20 (71.43%) DHCP
1 20 (71.43%) DNS
2 6 (21.43%) SAN
2 6 (21.43%) SSL
2 6 (21.43%) TCP/IP
3 3 (10.71%) FTP
3 3 (10.71%) HTTP
3 3 (10.71%) IPsec
3 3 (10.71%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (50.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (10.71%) Jenkins
1 3 (10.71%) Travis CI
2 1 (3.57%) StarTeam
General
1 2 (7.14%) Finance
2 1 (3.57%) Games
Job Titles
1 11 (39.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (21.43%) DevOps Engineer
3 5 (17.86%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (14.29%) Support Engineer
4 4 (14.29%) Virtualisation Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) Infrastructure Support
5 3 (10.71%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Architect
6 2 (7.14%) Senior DevOps
6 2 (7.14%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Build Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Cloud Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) DevOps Architect
7 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Operations Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) Lead Architect
7 1 (3.57%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.71%) .NET
1 3 (10.71%) J2EE
1 3 (10.71%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 15 (53.57%) Clustering
2 2 (7.14%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 26 (92.86%) Windows
2 22 (78.57%) Windows Server
2 22 (78.57%) Windows Server 2012
3 16 (57.14%) Linux
4 9 (32.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (7.14%) Windows 7
5 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (7.14%) Windows XP
6 1 (3.57%) AIX
6 1 (3.57%) Windows 10
6 1 (3.57%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (78.57%) ITIL
2 15 (53.57%) DevOps
3 14 (50.00%) Open Source
3 14 (50.00%) PRINCE2
3 14 (50.00%) TOGAF
4 13 (46.43%) Change Management
5 10 (35.71%) Problem Management
6 8 (28.57%) Data Management
7 7 (25.00%) CRM
8 4 (14.29%) Conflict Management
8 4 (14.29%) Risk Management
9 3 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (10.71%) Configuration Management
9 3 (10.71%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (10.71%) Unit Testing
10 1 (3.57%) Server Virtualisation
10 1 (3.57%) Smoke Testing
10 1 (3.57%) Software Testing
10 1 (3.57%) Test Scripting
10 1 (3.57%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 13 (46.43%) SQL
2 8 (28.57%) PowerShell
3 3 (10.71%) Java
4 1 (3.57%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 28 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (50.00%) MCSE
3 13 (46.43%) ITIL Certification
3 13 (46.43%) Security Cleared
4 10 (35.71%) SC Cleared
5 6 (21.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (14.29%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (7.14%) MCITP
8 1 (3.57%) ISTQB
8 1 (3.57%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (17.86%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 25 (89.29%) Active Directory
2 21 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (60.71%) vSphere
4 15 (53.57%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (10.71%) Hyper-V
5 3 (10.71%) Xen
Systems Management
1 8 (28.57%) PowerCLI
2 3 (10.71%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 3 (10.71%) Puppet
2 3 (10.71%) SCCM
2 3 (10.71%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (3.57%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (3.57%) Netcool
Vendors
1 27 (96.43%) Microsoft
2 25 (89.29%) VMware
3 7 (25.00%) HP
4 3 (10.71%) Altiris
4 3 (10.71%) Google
5 1 (3.57%) Citrix
5 1 (3.57%) Intel Security
5 1 (3.57%) Veritas