The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Certification in IT contracts advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Certification over the 3 months to 25 February 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certification
England / North East
Rank 77 72 47
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -25
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 8 2 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 0.92% 0.23% 1.31%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.29% 0.89% 5.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 4
Median daily rate £290 - £270
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £348 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.91% +6.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Median hourly rate £12.50 - £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £15.64
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +11.92%

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

Qualifications Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
243 225 144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 27.84% 25.40% 23.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 151 80
Median daily rate £345 £335 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.98% +3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £380
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +1.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 4 9
Median hourly rate £30.00 £15.13 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+98.34% -6.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.18 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £18.50 £29.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.91 £41.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-25.51% +84.44%

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North East region citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Qualifications category.

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

Microsoft Certification
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the North East region.

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Trend in the North East

Microsoft Certification
Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

Microsoft Certification Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

Microsoft Certification
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 Microsoft Certification within the North East region over the 3 months to 25 February 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 -14 6 £290 - 2
Durham - 2 - -
Microsoft Certification
England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification 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 Microsoft Certification.

1 67 (83.75%) Active Directory
2 66 (82.50%) Microsoft
3 58 (72.50%) Windows
3 58 (72.50%) MCSE
4 51 (63.75%) Windows Server
5 44 (55.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 36 (45.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 36 (45.00%) MS Excel
7 35 (43.75%) Security Cleared
8 32 (40.00%) DNS
9 31 (38.75%) Degree
10 30 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
10 30 (37.50%) SharePoint
11 29 (36.25%) Computer Science
11 29 (36.25%) Office 365
12 28 (35.00%) Exchange Server 2010
12 28 (35.00%) MS Exchange
13 27 (33.75%) Skype for Business
13 27 (33.75%) Skype
14 26 (32.50%) Exchange Server 2013
14 26 (32.50%) PowerShell
14 26 (32.50%) ITIL
15 25 (31.25%) DHCP
16 24 (30.00%) SC Cleared
17 22 (27.50%) MCSA
17 22 (27.50%) IIS
18 21 (26.25%) HP
18 21 (26.25%) Migration
19 20 (25.00%) VMware
20 19 (23.75%) Load Balancing

Microsoft Certification
Top Related 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 30 (37.50%) SharePoint
2 28 (35.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 28 (35.00%) MS Exchange
3 27 (33.75%) Skype for Business
4 26 (32.50%) Exchange Server 2013
5 22 (27.50%) IIS
6 18 (22.50%) OpenStack
7 12 (15.00%) Office Communications Server
8 7 (8.75%) Exchange Server 2003
8 7 (8.75%) Exchange Server 2007
8 7 (8.75%) SharePoint 2010
8 7 (8.75%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (3.75%) Apache
9 3 (3.75%) Jetty
9 3 (3.75%) Mongrel
9 3 (3.75%) nginx
9 3 (3.75%) Tomcat
9 3 (3.75%) WebSphere
Applications
1 36 (45.00%) MS Excel
2 10 (12.50%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (8.75%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 29 (36.25%) Office 365
2 15 (18.75%) IaaS
2 15 (18.75%) PaaS
2 15 (18.75%) SaaS
3 13 (16.25%) HP Helion
4 3 (3.75%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (3.75%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (3.75%) Google App Engine
4 3 (3.75%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 32 (40.00%) DNS
2 27 (33.75%) Skype
3 25 (31.25%) DHCP
4 7 (8.75%) HTTP
4 7 (8.75%) TCP/IP
5 6 (7.50%) Kerberos
5 6 (7.50%) LDAP
5 6 (7.50%) X.500
6 5 (6.25%) SSL
7 4 (5.00%) Firewall
7 4 (5.00%) HTTPS
8 3 (3.75%) FTP
8 3 (3.75%) Internet
8 3 (3.75%) Intranet
8 3 (3.75%) IPsec
9 2 (2.50%) SNMP
9 2 (2.50%) VPN
9 2 (2.50%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (1.25%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (15.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.25%) DTS
Development Applications
1 3 (3.75%) Jenkins
1 3 (3.75%) Travis CI
2 1 (1.25%) StarTeam
General
1 3 (3.75%) Finance
2 1 (1.25%) Advertising
2 1 (1.25%) Games
2 1 (1.25%) Legal
Job Titles
1 12 (15.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 12 (15.00%) Office 365 Specialist
2 8 (10.00%) Consultant
3 7 (8.75%) Messaging Support
3 7 (8.75%) Support Consultant
4 6 (7.50%) DevOps Engineer
4 6 (7.50%) Messaging Consultant
5 5 (6.25%) Active Directory Engineer
5 5 (6.25%) Messaging Engineer
5 5 (6.25%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (6.25%) Support Engineer
6 4 (5.00%) Wintel Engineer
7 3 (3.75%) Administrator
7 3 (3.75%) Infrastructure Support
7 3 (3.75%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 3 (3.75%) Lync Specialist
7 3 (3.75%) Messaging Specialist
7 3 (3.75%) Mobility Engineer
7 3 (3.75%) Mobility Specialist
8 2 (2.50%) Infrastructure Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (11.25%) .NET
2 6 (7.50%) ASP.NET
3 3 (3.75%) J2EE
3 3 (3.75%) Servlets
4 1 (1.25%) Middleware
4 1 (1.25%) REST
4 1 (1.25%) SOAP
4 1 (1.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 29 (36.25%) Computer Science
2 17 (21.25%) Clustering
3 7 (8.75%) Blackberry
4 6 (7.50%) Mobile App
4 6 (7.50%) PKI
4 6 (7.50%) Replication
5 5 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (6.25%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.25%) AS400
6 1 (1.25%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.25%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.25%) Tandem
6 1 (1.25%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 58 (72.50%) Windows
2 51 (63.75%) Windows Server
3 44 (55.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 36 (45.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 30 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 18 (22.50%) Linux
7 13 (16.25%) Android
7 13 (16.25%) Apple iOS
8 6 (7.50%) Windows Mobile
9 4 (5.00%) Windows 7
10 3 (3.75%) Windows XP
11 2 (2.50%) Unix
12 1 (1.25%) AIX
12 1 (1.25%) Windows 10
12 1 (1.25%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (32.50%) ITIL
2 21 (26.25%) Migration
3 19 (23.75%) Load Balancing
4 15 (18.75%) DevOps
5 14 (17.50%) Open Source
5 14 (17.50%) PRINCE2
5 14 (17.50%) TOGAF
6 13 (16.25%) Change Management
7 10 (12.50%) Problem Management
8 8 (10.00%) Data Management
9 7 (8.75%) Application Packaging
9 7 (8.75%) CRM
9 7 (8.75%) Mobile Device Management
9 7 (8.75%) Visualisation
10 5 (6.25%) Virtual Environments
11 4 (5.00%) Change Control
11 4 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
11 4 (5.00%) Software Distribution
12 3 (3.75%) ITSM
12 3 (3.75%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (32.50%) PowerShell
2 7 (8.75%) SQL
3 3 (3.75%) Java
4 2 (2.50%) C
4 2 (2.50%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 58 (72.50%) MCSE
2 35 (43.75%) Security Cleared
3 31 (38.75%) Degree
4 24 (30.00%) SC Cleared
5 22 (27.50%) MCSA
6 18 (22.50%) ITIL Certification
7 10 (12.50%) MCP
8 9 (11.25%) MCTS
9 5 (6.25%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (2.50%) CCNA
10 2 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (1.25%) A+ Certification
11 1 (1.25%) CCA
11 1 (1.25%) CCNP
11 1 (1.25%) Citrix Certification
11 1 (1.25%) ISTQB
11 1 (1.25%) MCDBA
11 1 (1.25%) MCDST
11 1 (1.25%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.50%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.25%) SLA
System Software
1 67 (83.75%) Active Directory
2 18 (22.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (18.75%) VMware ESXi
3 15 (18.75%) vSphere
4 8 (10.00%) Hyper-V
5 4 (5.00%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (3.75%) Xen
7 2 (2.50%) Firmware
7 2 (2.50%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 6 (7.50%) AirWatch
2 5 (6.25%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 5 (6.25%) SCCM
3 3 (3.75%) Puppet
4 2 (2.50%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (2.50%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.25%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (1.25%) Netcool
Vendors
1 66 (82.50%) Microsoft
2 21 (26.25%) HP
3 20 (25.00%) VMware
4 7 (8.75%) Trend Micro
5 4 (5.00%) Citrix
5 4 (5.00%) IronPort
6 3 (3.75%) Google
6 3 (3.75%) Veritas
7 2 (2.50%) EMC
8 1 (1.25%) AppSense
8 1 (1.25%) Intel Security
8 1 (1.25%) Oracle
8 1 (1.25%) Polycom
8 1 (1.25%) SAP