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 29 September 2016 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 36 75 55
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -20
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 82 12 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 5.97% 1.09% 2.39%
As % of the Qualifications category 13.80% 3.95% 9.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 3 3
Median daily rate £330 £280 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £256 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £308 £317
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 9
Median hourly rate £28.00 £25.50 £32.09
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.80% -20.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.40 £25.25 £29.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.60 £31.25 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £17.00 £16.92
% change year-on-year
+23.52% +0.47%
Microsoft Certification
England

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
594 304 183
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 43.23% 27.69% 25.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 438 178 113
Median daily rate £330 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £518 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £390 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +6.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 27 17
Median hourly rate £28.00 £25.50 £32.09
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.80% -20.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.85 £12.50 £16.16
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.66 £37.50 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £23.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+17.89% +18.75%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the North East region over the 3 months to 29 September 2016.

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Histogram 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 29 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +33 76 £330 +32.00% 6
Durham +5 2 £184 -38.23% 2
Microsoft Certification
England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 29 September 2016, 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.

1 170 (77.98%) Microsoft
2 143 (65.60%) Windows
3 141 (64.68%) Active Directory
4 131 (60.09%) Security Cleared
5 121 (55.50%) MCSE
6 110 (50.46%) SC Cleared
7 95 (43.58%) ITIL
8 91 (41.74%) Windows Server
9 90 (41.28%) DNS
10 85 (38.99%) HP
10 85 (38.99%) PowerShell
11 80 (36.70%) SQL
11 80 (36.70%) SQL Server
12 79 (36.24%) VMware
13 75 (34.40%) MS Excel
14 73 (33.49%) Computer Science
14 73 (33.49%) Degree
15 69 (31.65%) Windows Server 2012
16 67 (30.73%) Clustering
16 67 (30.73%) DHCP
17 65 (29.82%) Windows Server 2008
18 62 (28.44%) SharePoint
19 57 (26.15%) IIS
20 54 (24.77%) Citrix
21 53 (24.31%) MS Exchange
21 53 (24.31%) Office 365
22 52 (23.85%) Exchange Server 2010
22 52 (23.85%) Exchange Server 2013
23 51 (23.39%) VMware Infrastructure
24 49 (22.48%) Windows Server 2003

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 62 (28.44%) SharePoint
2 57 (26.15%) IIS
3 53 (24.31%) MS Exchange
4 52 (23.85%) Exchange Server 2010
4 52 (23.85%) Exchange Server 2013
5 46 (21.10%) Skype for Business
6 36 (16.51%) OpenStack
7 23 (10.55%) Apache
8 21 (9.63%) Office Communications Server
9 20 (9.17%) IBM Notes
10 14 (6.42%) Exchange Server 2007
10 14 (6.42%) SharePoint 2010
11 13 (5.96%) SharePoint 2013
12 11 (5.05%) Exchange Server 2003
13 4 (1.83%) Tomcat
14 3 (1.38%) Jetty
14 3 (1.38%) Mongrel
14 3 (1.38%) nginx
14 3 (1.38%) WebSphere
15 2 (0.92%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 75 (34.40%) MS Excel
2 23 (10.55%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (3.21%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 53 (24.31%) Office 365
2 15 (6.88%) IaaS
2 15 (6.88%) PaaS
2 15 (6.88%) SaaS
3 13 (5.96%) HP Helion
4 3 (1.38%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.38%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (1.38%) Google App Engine
4 3 (1.38%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 90 (41.28%) DNS
2 67 (30.73%) DHCP
3 38 (17.43%) Skype
4 36 (16.51%) Firewall
5 28 (12.84%) TCP/IP
6 18 (8.26%) SSL
7 13 (5.96%) SAN
8 10 (4.59%) HTTP
9 7 (3.21%) HTTPS
9 7 (3.21%) NetScaler
10 6 (2.75%) Internet
10 6 (2.75%) Intranet
10 6 (2.75%) SNMP
11 5 (2.29%) Kerberos
11 5 (2.29%) LDAP
11 5 (2.29%) X.500
12 4 (1.83%) Unified Communications
13 3 (1.38%) FTP
13 3 (1.38%) IPsec
14 2 (0.92%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (36.70%) SQL Server
2 18 (8.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 17 (7.80%) SQL Server 2012
4 16 (7.34%) SQL Server 2005
5 10 (4.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (4.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (2.75%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
6 6 (2.75%) BusinessObjects
6 6 (2.75%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.46%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 20 (9.17%) MSI
2 10 (4.59%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (4.59%) Visual Studio
3 6 (2.75%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 4 (1.83%) Jenkins
5 3 (1.38%) Travis CI
6 1 (0.46%) Burp Suite
6 1 (0.46%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.46%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.46%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.46%) JMeter
6 1 (0.46%) Maven
6 1 (0.46%) Selenium
6 1 (0.46%) StarTeam
General
1 4 (1.83%) Advertising
2 3 (1.38%) Finance
3 1 (0.46%) Games
3 1 (0.46%) Legal
3 1 (0.46%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 28 (12.84%) Support Engineer
2 21 (9.63%) Wintel Engineer
2 21 (9.63%) Wintel Support
3 14 (6.42%) Consultant
3 14 (6.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 13 (5.96%) Messaging Support
4 13 (5.96%) Office 365 Specialist
5 10 (4.59%) Messaging Engineer
6 9 (4.13%) Citrix Engineer
6 9 (4.13%) Messaging Specialist
6 9 (4.13%) Server Support
6 9 (4.13%) SharePoint Engineer
7 8 (3.67%) Office 365 Engineer
7 8 (3.67%) Support Consultant
7 8 (3.67%) Wintel Support Engineer
8 6 (2.75%) Active Directory Engineer
8 6 (2.75%) DBA
8 6 (2.75%) DevOps Engineer
8 6 (2.75%) Messaging Support Engineer
8 6 (2.75%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (12.84%) Middleware
2 19 (8.72%) .NET
3 10 (4.59%) XML
4 6 (2.75%) ASP.NET
5 4 (1.83%) J2EE
5 4 (1.83%) Servlets
6 3 (1.38%) ADO
6 3 (1.38%) SAP Basis
7 1 (0.46%) HTML
7 1 (0.46%) HTML5
7 1 (0.46%) JDBC
7 1 (0.46%) JNDI
7 1 (0.46%) JSON
7 1 (0.46%) JSP
7 1 (0.46%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 73 (33.49%) Computer Science
2 67 (30.73%) Clustering
3 25 (11.47%) Management Information System
4 14 (6.42%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (6.42%) User Experience
5 13 (5.96%) Blackberry
5 13 (5.96%) Visualisation
6 11 (5.05%) Replication
7 9 (4.13%) CMDB
7 9 (4.13%) Enterprise Software
7 9 (4.13%) Mainframe
8 8 (3.67%) AS400
8 8 (3.67%) Tandem
9 6 (2.75%) Mobile App
9 6 (2.75%) PKI
10 4 (1.83%) Data Centre
11 1 (0.46%) FlexPod
11 1 (0.46%) Mathematics
11 1 (0.46%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 143 (65.60%) Windows
2 91 (41.74%) Windows Server
3 69 (31.65%) Windows Server 2012
4 65 (29.82%) Windows Server 2008
5 49 (22.48%) Windows Server 2003
6 25 (11.47%) Linux
7 20 (9.17%) Android
7 20 (9.17%) Apple iOS
8 10 (4.59%) Unix
9 6 (2.75%) Windows Mobile
10 4 (1.83%) Windows 7
11 3 (1.38%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.46%) AIX
12 1 (0.46%) Debian
12 1 (0.46%) SUSE
12 1 (0.46%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.46%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.46%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.46%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (43.58%) ITIL
2 40 (18.35%) Load Balancing
3 36 (16.51%) Migration
4 29 (13.30%) Application Packaging
4 29 (13.30%) High Availability
4 29 (13.30%) Incident Management
4 29 (13.30%) Service Delivery
5 28 (12.84%) Change Management
6 25 (11.47%) Problem Management
7 19 (8.72%) Content Management
8 18 (8.26%) ITIL V3
9 16 (7.34%) Change Control
9 16 (7.34%) CRM
10 15 (6.88%) DevOps
10 15 (6.88%) Performance Tuning
11 14 (6.42%) Open Source
11 14 (6.42%) PRINCE2
11 14 (6.42%) TOGAF
12 13 (5.96%) Analytics
12 13 (5.96%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 85 (38.99%) PowerShell
2 80 (36.70%) SQL
3 16 (7.34%) T-SQL
4 11 (5.05%) JavaScript
5 10 (4.59%) C#
6 9 (4.13%) VBScript
7 4 (1.83%) Java
8 2 (0.92%) C
8 2 (0.92%) Python
8 2 (0.92%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.46%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.46%) C++
9 1 (0.46%) Perl
9 1 (0.46%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 131 (60.09%) Security Cleared
2 121 (55.50%) MCSE
3 110 (50.46%) SC Cleared
4 73 (33.49%) Degree
5 30 (13.76%) MCP
6 29 (13.30%) MCSA
7 25 (11.47%) MCTS
8 21 (9.63%) ITIL Certification
9 18 (8.26%) MCDBA
10 17 (7.80%) BPSS Clearance
11 15 (6.88%) Cisco Certification
12 13 (5.96%) CCNA
13 12 (5.50%) CCNP
13 12 (5.50%) MCITP
14 11 (5.05%) MCSD
15 7 (3.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 3 (1.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 2 (0.92%) Citrix Certification
17 2 (0.92%) MCDST
18 1 (0.46%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (10.09%) SLA
2 18 (8.26%) Disclosure Scotland
3 5 (2.29%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.46%) QA
System Software
1 141 (64.68%) Active Directory
2 51 (23.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (13.30%) Microsoft App-V
4 28 (12.84%) vSphere
5 21 (9.63%) Terminal Services
6 18 (8.26%) Hyper-V
7 15 (6.88%) VMware ESXi
8 9 (4.13%) XenApp
8 9 (4.13%) XenDesktop
9 8 (3.67%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 7 (3.21%) Brightmail
11 3 (1.38%) Firmware
11 3 (1.38%) Xen
12 2 (0.92%) XenServer
13 1 (0.46%) Oracle RAC
13 1 (0.46%) Virtual Servers
13 1 (0.46%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 40 (18.35%) Microsoft Clustering
2 32 (14.68%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 28 (12.84%) OpenView
4 27 (12.39%) Perfmon
5 14 (6.42%) HP SIM
5 14 (6.42%) SCCM
6 8 (3.67%) NetBackup
6 8 (3.67%) PowerCLI
7 7 (3.21%) AirWatch
8 3 (1.38%) Puppet
8 3 (1.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (0.92%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 1 (0.46%) Backup Exec
10 1 (0.46%) McAfee ePO
10 1 (0.46%) Netcool
10 1 (0.46%) SAP Afaria
10 1 (0.46%) SCOM
10 1 (0.46%) SCVMM
10 1 (0.46%) SolarWinds Orion
10 1 (0.46%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 170 (77.98%) Microsoft
2 85 (38.99%) HP
3 79 (36.24%) VMware
4 54 (24.77%) Citrix
5 33 (15.14%) Oracle
6 20 (9.17%) Lotus
7 16 (7.34%) SAP
8 13 (5.96%) Trend Micro
9 11 (5.05%) AppSense
9 11 (5.05%) IronPort
10 9 (4.13%) Veritas
11 6 (2.75%) Cisco
11 6 (2.75%) Meridio
11 6 (2.75%) ServiceNow
12 4 (1.83%) Red Hat
13 3 (1.38%) Altiris
13 3 (1.38%) Google
13 3 (1.38%) Symantec
14 2 (0.92%) Intel Security
14 2 (0.92%) ThinPrint
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