Period
to 23 November 2017

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 6 months to 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 93 139 115
Rank change year-on-year +46 -24 -21
Contract jobs citing MCSA 8 24 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 0.65% 0.89% 0.30%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.99% 1.97% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 22 0
North East median daily rate £404 £515 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.55% - -
England median daily rate £314 £350 £300
% change year-on-year -10.36% +16.67% +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
North East median hourly rate - £28.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +21.74% -
England median hourly rate £23.75 £18.67 £15.50
% change year-on-year +27.24% +20.42% -

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 contract job vacancies advertised in the North East with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
North East
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 402 1217 552
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 32.79% 44.94% 27.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 311 859 320
North East median daily rate £365 £330 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.61% -12.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £263 £217 £225
90th Percentile £520 £497 £535
England median daily rate £430 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 82 64
North East median hourly rate £40.00 £28.00 £22.18
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.86% +26.27% -19.36%
10th Percentile £10.05 £14.21 £12.08
90th Percentile £50.25 £36.00 £41.73
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +26.32%

MCSA
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

Job postings citing MCSA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North East.

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 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear +49 8 £404 -21.55% 2
MCSA
England

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 8 (100.00%) Windows
1 8 (100.00%) MCSE
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 8 (100.00%) SCCM
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 8 (100.00%) Office 365
1 8 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 7 (87.50%) Exchange Server 2013
2 7 (87.50%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (87.50%) SQL Server 2008
2 7 (87.50%) Exchange Server 2010
2 7 (87.50%) Windows 10
2 7 (87.50%) Windows Server
2 7 (87.50%) Migration
2 7 (87.50%) SQL Server
2 7 (87.50%) MS Exchange
3 4 (50.00%) SMS
4 3 (37.50%) Skype for Business
5 2 (25.00%) Skype
6 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (12.50%) Cisco
6 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
6 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
6 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
6 1 (12.50%) VMware
6 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
6 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
6 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008

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 7 (87.50%) Exchange Server 2010
1 7 (87.50%) Exchange Server 2013
1 7 (87.50%) MS Exchange
2 3 (37.50%) Skype for Business
3 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 8 (100.00%) Office 365
2 7 (87.50%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) SMS
2 2 (25.00%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (87.50%) SQL Server
1 7 (87.50%) SQL Server 2008
Job Titles
1 7 (87.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Technical Architect
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
1 8 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 7 (87.50%) Windows 10
2 7 (87.50%) Windows Server
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Migration
Qualifications
1 8 (100.00%) MCSE
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (100.00%) SCCM
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Cisco
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
1 1 (12.50%) VMware