The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North East with a requirement for MCSA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
England / North East
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 54 118 -
Rank change year-on-year +64 -  
Contract jobs citing MCSA 5 10 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 0.89% 0.62% -
As % of the Qualifications category 2.48% 1.11% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 0
Median daily rate £400 £316 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.78% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £335 £320
% change year-on-year +0.74% +4.68%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £28.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.51 £37.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year -47.97% +108.33%  

MCSA is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in the North East.

Academic & Professional Certification
North East
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 202 898 230
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 36.14% 55.78% 27.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 600 120
Median daily rate £350 £308 £339
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.82% -9.41%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £218 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £440 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 65 22
Median hourly rate £32.00 £28.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.28% +55.55%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.75 £19.70 £15.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.42 £36.00 £30.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.21 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.25% +25.22%  

MCSA
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North East citing MCSA as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for MCSA in the North East

MCSA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MCSA in the North East

MCSA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCSA 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 24 June 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 +74 5 £400 +26.78% 3
MCSA
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) MCSE
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (100.00%) SCCM
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 5 (100.00%) Office 365
2 4 (80.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 4 (80.00%) Windows 10
2 4 (80.00%) Windows Server
2 4 (80.00%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (80.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (80.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (80.00%) Migration
2 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (80.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (20.00%) SMS
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (20.00%) VMware
3 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (20.00%) Skype for Business
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Intune

MCSA
Co-occurring 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 4 (80.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (80.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 4 (80.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (20.00%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (100.00%) Office 365
2 4 (80.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (80.00%) SQL Server 2008
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Architect
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 4 (80.00%) Windows 10
2 4 (80.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Migration
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) MCSE
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (100.00%) SCCM
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (20.00%) VMware
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
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