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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
North East / Tyne and Wear
Rank 86 68 45
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -23
Contract jobs citing MCSA 1 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 0.12% 0.30% 1.33%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.36% 1.23% 4.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Median daily rate - - £265
UK excluding London median daily rate £344 £350 £321
% change year-on-year
-1.78% +8.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £13.38 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £35.00 £16.41
% change year-on-year
-53.57% +113.28%

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
278 162 146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 32.63% 24.22% 32.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 101 92
Median daily rate £345 £348 £347
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 12 2
Median hourly rate £28.58 £26.00 £14.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.90% +75.67%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £39.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-25.64% +105.26%

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Tyne and Wear region citing MCSA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Contract Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 17 January 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
Newcastle upon Tyne -27 1 - -
MCSA
North East

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 17 January 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 Tyne and Wear region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 18 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 18 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 18 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (94.44%) Windows
3 15 (83.33%) ITIL
3 15 (83.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (77.78%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (77.78%) Windows Server
4 14 (77.78%) Linux
4 14 (77.78%) DNS
4 14 (77.78%) VMware
5 13 (72.22%) Clustering
5 13 (72.22%) ITIL Certification
5 13 (72.22%) DHCP
5 13 (72.22%) MCSE
5 13 (72.22%) IIS
5 13 (72.22%) IaaS
5 13 (72.22%) DevOps
5 13 (72.22%) Open Source
5 13 (72.22%) vSphere
5 13 (72.22%) SaaS
5 13 (72.22%) PaaS
5 13 (72.22%) VMware ESXi
6 12 (66.67%) HP Helion
6 12 (66.67%) PRINCE2
6 12 (66.67%) TOGAF
6 12 (66.67%) Change Management
7 11 (61.11%) MS Excel
8 10 (55.56%) Problem Management
9 9 (50.00%) SQL Server

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear 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 13 (72.22%) IIS
2 3 (16.67%) Apache
2 3 (16.67%) Jetty
2 3 (16.67%) Mongrel
2 3 (16.67%) nginx
2 3 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 3 (16.67%) Tomcat
2 3 (16.67%) WebSphere
Applications
1 11 (61.11%) MS Excel
2 2 (11.11%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (38.89%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (72.22%) IaaS
1 13 (72.22%) PaaS
1 13 (72.22%) SaaS
2 12 (66.67%) HP Helion
3 3 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (16.67%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (16.67%) Google App Engine
3 3 (16.67%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (11.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (77.78%) DNS
2 13 (72.22%) DHCP
3 3 (16.67%) FTP
3 3 (16.67%) HTTP
3 3 (16.67%) IPsec
3 3 (16.67%) SSL
3 3 (16.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (50.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (16.67%) Jenkins
1 3 (16.67%) Travis CI
2 1 (5.56%) StarTeam
General
1 2 (11.11%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Games
Job Titles
1 10 (55.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (27.78%) DevOps Engineer
3 4 (22.22%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (22.22%) Support Engineer
4 3 (16.67%) Infrastructure Support
4 3 (16.67%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Senior DevOps
5 2 (11.11%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Administrator
6 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Lead Architect
6 1 (5.56%) Linux Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 1 (5.56%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) .NET
1 3 (16.67%) J2EE
1 3 (16.67%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 13 (72.22%) Clustering
2 2 (11.11%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.56%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 17 (94.44%) Windows
2 15 (83.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 14 (77.78%) Linux
3 14 (77.78%) Windows Server
4 3 (16.67%) Windows 7
4 3 (16.67%) Windows XP
5 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (5.56%) AIX
6 1 (5.56%) Windows 10
6 1 (5.56%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (83.33%) ITIL
2 13 (72.22%) DevOps
2 13 (72.22%) Open Source
3 12 (66.67%) Change Management
3 12 (66.67%) PRINCE2
3 12 (66.67%) TOGAF
4 10 (55.56%) Problem Management
5 8 (44.44%) Data Management
6 7 (38.89%) CRM
7 3 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (16.67%) Configuration Management
7 3 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (5.56%) Migration
8 1 (5.56%) Root Cause Analysis
8 1 (5.56%) Server Virtualisation
8 1 (5.56%) Smoke Testing
8 1 (5.56%) Software Testing
8 1 (5.56%) Test Scripting
8 1 (5.56%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 7 (38.89%) SQL
2 3 (16.67%) Java
3 2 (11.11%) Shell Script
4 1 (5.56%) C
Qualifications
1 18 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (72.22%) ITIL Certification
2 13 (72.22%) MCSE
3 5 (27.78%) Security Cleared
4 4 (22.22%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (5.56%) ISTQB
5 1 (5.56%) MCITP
5 1 (5.56%) MCTS
5 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (27.78%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 18 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 14 (77.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (72.22%) VMware ESXi
3 13 (72.22%) vSphere
4 3 (16.67%) Xen
5 1 (5.56%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (16.67%) Puppet
2 1 (5.56%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (5.56%) Netcool
Vendors
1 18 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 14 (77.78%) VMware
3 3 (16.67%) Google
4 1 (5.56%) Citrix
4 1 (5.56%) Intel Security
4 1 (5.56%) Veritas