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 24 November 2014 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.

Location
3 months to
24 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 41 38 42
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 33 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 3.95% 1.12% 1.47%
As % of the Qualifications category 13.75% 7.02% 4.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 6
Average daily rate
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£255 £300 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.16% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £260 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 0 1
Average hourly rate £31.50 - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.25 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+11.47% -17.56%
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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
240 57 145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 28.71% 16.01% 30.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 25 67
Average daily rate £355 £310 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.51% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £255 £139
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £455 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 8 11
Average hourly rate £35.00 £15.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+125.80% -22.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.16 £12.58 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £16.00 £24.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -20.00%

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the North East region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the North East region over the 3 months to 24 November 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Durham +4 19 £255 +1.80% 2
Tyne and Wear -19 14 £285 -5.07% 9
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England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 24 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East region citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft Certification.

1 36 (92.31%) Windows
2 30 (76.92%) MCSE
2 30 (76.92%) Microsoft
3 26 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 26 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 25 (64.10%) SQL Server
5 23 (58.97%) Clustering
6 22 (56.41%) IIS
6 22 (56.41%) Windows Server 2003
7 21 (53.85%) Citrix
8 20 (51.28%) Firewall
9 19 (48.72%) HP
9 19 (48.72%) TCP/IP
10 18 (46.15%) VMware
11 16 (41.03%) Disaster Recovery
12 15 (38.46%) Veritas
13 13 (33.33%) NetBackup
13 13 (33.33%) Change Control
14 12 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
14 12 (30.77%) Time Management
14 12 (30.77%) Security Cleared
14 12 (30.77%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 12 (30.77%) SQL
14 12 (30.77%) MCSA
15 11 (28.21%) Active Directory
16 10 (25.64%) DNS
16 10 (25.64%) DHCP
16 10 (25.64%) SC Cleared
16 10 (25.64%) vSphere
17 9 (23.08%) ITIL

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 24 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East region citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft Certification. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 22 (56.41%) IIS
2 6 (15.38%) MS Exchange
3 5 (12.82%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (12.82%) Lync
3 5 (12.82%) IBM Notes
3 5 (12.82%) Apache
3 5 (12.82%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (17.95%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 20 (51.28%) Firewall
2 19 (48.72%) TCP/IP
3 10 (25.64%) DNS
3 10 (25.64%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (64.10%) SQL Server
2 4 (10.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (5.13%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (5.13%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
3 2 (5.13%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 4 (10.26%) Visual Studio
1 4 (10.26%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (5.13%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (2.56%) MSI
Job Titles
1 17 (43.59%) Wintel Engineer
2 10 (25.64%) Support Engineer
3 5 (12.82%) Wintel Support
4 4 (10.26%) IT Support
4 4 (10.26%) IT Support Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) Analyst
5 3 (7.69%) Wintel Support Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Technical Leader
6 2 (5.13%) Server Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Operations Manager
6 2 (5.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (2.56%) Technical Analyst
7 1 (2.56%) SQL DBA
7 1 (2.56%) DBA
7 1 (2.56%) Server Support
7 1 (2.56%) Technical Engineer
7 1 (2.56%) Server Support Engineer
7 1 (2.56%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 1 (2.56%) Professional Services Engineer
7 1 (2.56%) Build Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.82%) Middleware
2 1 (2.56%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 23 (58.97%) Clustering
2 12 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (10.26%) Management Information System
4 2 (5.13%) Replication
5 1 (2.56%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 36 (92.31%) Windows
2 26 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 26 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 22 (56.41%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.56%) UNIX
4 1 (2.56%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (41.03%) Disaster Recovery
2 13 (33.33%) Change Control
3 12 (30.77%) Time Management
4 9 (23.08%) ITIL
5 5 (12.82%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (7.69%) Service Delivery
6 3 (7.69%) E-Commerce
6 3 (7.69%) Knowledge Management
6 3 (7.69%) Incident Management
7 2 (5.13%) Problem Management
7 2 (5.13%) PRINCE2
7 2 (5.13%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (5.13%) Mentoring
7 2 (5.13%) Coaching
7 2 (5.13%) Project Management
8 1 (2.56%) Network Monitoring
8 1 (2.56%) Change Management
8 1 (2.56%) ITIL V3
8 1 (2.56%) CRM
8 1 (2.56%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (30.77%) SQL
Qualifications
1 30 (76.92%) MCSE
2 12 (30.77%) MCSA
2 12 (30.77%) Security Cleared
3 10 (25.64%) SC Cleared
4 2 (5.13%) MCDBA
4 2 (5.13%) MCT
5 1 (2.56%) CCA
5 1 (2.56%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (2.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (2.56%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.56%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (30.77%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 11 (28.21%) Active Directory
3 10 (25.64%) vSphere
4 6 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (12.82%) Terminal Services
6 4 (10.26%) Hyper-V
7 3 (7.69%) XenApp
8 1 (2.56%) XenDesktop
8 1 (2.56%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 13 (33.33%) NetBackup
2 5 (12.82%) OpenView
2 5 (12.82%) HP SIM
3 3 (7.69%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (2.56%) SCCM
4 1 (2.56%) SCOM
Vendors
1 30 (76.92%) Microsoft
2 21 (53.85%) Citrix
3 19 (48.72%) HP
4 18 (46.15%) VMware
5 15 (38.46%) Veritas
6 6 (15.38%) Cisco
7 5 (12.82%) Oracle
7 5 (12.82%) Lotus
8 2 (5.13%) Apple
9 1 (2.56%) Draytek
County Durham
Certes Computing Ltd
Rate: £250 - £259 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Newcastle upon Tyne
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £270.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 25 days ago