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 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - - 57
Contract jobs citing MCSA 0 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East - - 0.31%
As % of the Qualifications category - - 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £158
UK excluding London median daily rate £328 £350 £300
% change year-on-year -6.42% +16.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.52 £39.00 £14.75
% change year-on-year -42.25% +164.40%  

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 177 274 164
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 24.55% 31.49% 25.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 185 85
Median daily rate £376 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.76% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 5 11
Median hourly rate £24.50 £16.99 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.20% +5.13%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.73 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.40 £18.20 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -25.20% +77.77%  

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

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 3 (100.00%) ITIL
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
2 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL V3
2 2 (66.67%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (66.67%) EMC
2 2 (66.67%) VPN
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 2 (66.67%) Service Management
2 2 (66.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (66.67%) Firewall
2 2 (66.67%) ITSM
2 2 (66.67%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (66.67%) Migration
2 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (33.33%) DHCP
3 1 (33.33%) DNS
3 1 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) Office 365
3 1 (33.33%) MS Office

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 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) Firewall
1 2 (66.67%) VPN
1 2 (66.67%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (33.33%) DHCP
2 1 (33.33%) DNS
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 1 (33.33%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Support Engineer
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) ITIL
2 2 (66.67%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (66.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL V3
2 2 (66.67%) ITSM
2 2 (66.67%) Migration
2 2 (66.67%) Service Management
3 1 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) EMC
2 2 (66.67%) VMware