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 7 May 2015 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.

Location
3 months to
7 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank - 56 -
Contract jobs citing MCSA 0 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East - 0.16% -
As % of the Qualifications category - 0.58% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £273 £170 £240
% change year-on-year
+60.29% -29.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £17.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £15.50 £12.00
% change year-on-year
+16.12% +29.16%
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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
196 173 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 24.75% 27.86% 18.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 118 23
Average daily rate £328 £245 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.67% -23.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £185 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £400 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 1 3
Average hourly rate £16.16 £17.50 £10.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.65% +72.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £18.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+34.00% -18.18%

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MCSA across the North East region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 7 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North East region citing MCSA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MCSA.

1 11 (100.00%) Windows
1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (72.73%) MCSE
2 8 (72.73%) Windows Server 2008
2 8 (72.73%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (45.45%) Hyper-V
3 5 (45.45%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (45.45%) Cisco
3 5 (45.45%) SQL Server
3 5 (45.45%) Visual Studio
3 5 (45.45%) Clustering
3 5 (45.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (36.36%) Active Directory
5 3 (27.27%) DNS
5 3 (27.27%) DHCP
5 3 (27.27%) SQL
5 3 (27.27%) IIS
5 3 (27.27%) SharePoint
5 3 (27.27%) MS Exchange
5 3 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (27.27%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (27.27%) Windows 7
5 3 (27.27%) Lync
6 2 (18.18%) Windows 8
6 2 (18.18%) TCP/IP
6 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
6 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
7 1 (9.09%) LAN
7 1 (9.09%) WAN

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 7 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North East region citing MCSA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MCSA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (27.27%) IIS
1 3 (27.27%) SharePoint
1 3 (27.27%) MS Exchange
1 3 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2007
1 3 (27.27%) Lync
Applications
1 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (27.27%) DNS
1 3 (27.27%) DHCP
2 2 (18.18%) TCP/IP
3 1 (9.09%) LAN
3 1 (9.09%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (45.45%) SQL Server
1 5 (45.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (45.45%) Team Foundation Server
1 5 (45.45%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) IT Support
1 5 (45.45%) Support Engineer
1 5 (45.45%) IT Support Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Deployment Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Technical Leader
Miscellaneous
1 5 (45.45%) Clustering
2 1 (9.09%) Mainframe
2 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 11 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (72.73%) Windows Server 2008
2 8 (72.73%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (27.27%) Windows 7
4 2 (18.18%) Windows 8
5 1 (9.09%) Android
5 1 (9.09%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (9.09%) Six Sigma
2 1 (9.09%) Information Security
2 1 (9.09%) Service Delivery
2 1 (9.09%) Enterprise Architecture
2 1 (9.09%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (72.73%) MCSE
3 1 (9.09%) Degree
System Software
1 5 (45.45%) Hyper-V
2 4 (36.36%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) Cisco
2 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
3 1 (9.09%) SolarWinds