The table below looks at the statistics for MCSA in IT contracts advertised for the Tyne and Wear region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCSA over the 3 months to 13 February 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.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank - 42 -
Contract jobs citing MCSA 0 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear - 1.03% -
As % of the Qualifications category - 3.17% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate - £230 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £250
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +28.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+66.66% +50.00%
MCSA
North East

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

Qualifications Category
Tyne and Wear
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
196 126 155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 27.57% 32.31% 44.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 74 88
Average daily rate £350 £338 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +37.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £250 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £451 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £355
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 19
Average hourly rate £20.68 £14.80 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.69% -40.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.83 £11.75 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £16.16 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+77.77% +28.57%

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MCSA across the Tyne and Wear region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCSA Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

MCSA
Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

MCSA Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

MCSA
Hourly Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

MCSA Hourly Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Tyne and Wear 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 3 (100.00%) SQL
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (100.00%) Hyper-V
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) HP
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (66.67%) PowerShell
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
2 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) SAN
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (66.67%) DHCP
2 2 (66.67%) DNS
3 1 (33.33%) Windows XP
3 1 (33.33%) AIX
3 1 (33.33%) MCSE
3 1 (33.33%) WinRunner
3 1 (33.33%) TestDirector
3 1 (33.33%) HP UFT
3 1 (33.33%) Veritas
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (33.33%) Netcool
3 1 (33.33%) Intel Security
3 1 (33.33%) Change Management
3 1 (33.33%) VMware ESX

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Tyne and Wear 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 1 (33.33%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) DHCP
1 2 (66.67%) DNS
1 2 (66.67%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) HP UFT
1 1 (33.33%) TestDirector
1 1 (33.33%) WinRunner
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V Specialist
1 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Test Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Virtualisation Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Clustering
1 1 (33.33%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (33.33%) AIX
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (33.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) Change Management
2 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (33.33%) MCITP
2 1 (33.33%) MCSE
2 1 (33.33%) MCTS
2 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (100.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (33.33%) VMware ESX
2 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (33.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (33.33%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (33.33%) Netcool
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) HP
2 2 (66.67%) VMware
3 1 (33.33%) Citrix
3 1 (33.33%) Intel Security
3 1 (33.33%) Veritas