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 5 February 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 75 40 36
Rank change year-on-year
-35 -4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 3 14 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 0.32% 2.28% 3.39%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.28% 8.97% 7.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 8
Average daily rate - £255 £279
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -8.61%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Average hourly rate £14.60 £25.00 £25.85
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.60% -3.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.77 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+7.79% +5.13%
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
234 156 189
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 25.19% 25.41% 42.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 91 103
Average daily rate £350 £340 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +38.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £234 £197
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £451 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.53% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 8 33
Average hourly rate £28.00 £25.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.84 £14.24 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £29.55 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +21.73%

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 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Tyne and Wear -33 3 - - 6
Microsoft Certification
England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 10 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 6 (42.86%) ITIL
2 6 (42.86%) Windows
3 5 (35.71%) MCSE
3 5 (35.71%) SQL
3 5 (35.71%) Active Directory
3 5 (35.71%) DNS
3 5 (35.71%) Security Cleared
3 5 (35.71%) Windows Server
4 4 (28.57%) DHCP
4 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
4 4 (28.57%) MCSA
4 4 (28.57%) VMware
5 3 (21.43%) Clustering
5 3 (21.43%) Change Management
5 3 (21.43%) Veritas
5 3 (21.43%) Replication
5 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
5 3 (21.43%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (21.43%) SC Cleared
5 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (21.43%) Hyper-V
5 3 (21.43%) Mentoring
6 2 (14.29%) Coaching
6 2 (14.29%) Security Patching
6 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (14.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (14.29%) Perfmon
6 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 1 (7.14%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (35.71%) DNS
2 4 (28.57%) DHCP
3 2 (14.29%) SAN
4 1 (7.14%) Firewall
4 1 (7.14%) Kerberos
4 1 (7.14%) LDAP
4 1 (7.14%) VPN
4 1 (7.14%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 2 (14.29%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
2 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2000
2 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (7.14%) HP UFT
2 1 (7.14%) TestDirector
2 1 (7.14%) WinRunner
General
1 1 (7.14%) Military
Job Titles
1 3 (21.43%) Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) .NET Developer
2 2 (14.29%) 1st/2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (14.29%) C# .NET Developer
2 2 (14.29%) C# Developer
2 2 (14.29%) Developer
2 2 (14.29%) ITIL Service Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) ITIL Service Desk Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Service Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
3 1 (7.14%) Active Directory Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Build Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Hyper-V Specialist
3 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) IT Operations Manager
3 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared DBA
3 1 (7.14%) Virtualisation Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) .NET
1 2 (14.29%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Clustering
1 3 (21.43%) Replication
2 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
2 1 (7.14%) PDA
2 1 (7.14%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 6 (42.86%) Windows
2 5 (35.71%) Windows Server
3 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (7.14%) AIX
5 1 (7.14%) Windows 7
5 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (7.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) ITIL
2 3 (21.43%) Change Management
2 3 (21.43%) Mentoring
3 2 (14.29%) Coaching
3 2 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (14.29%) Security Patching
4 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (7.14%) Identity Management
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (7.14%) Service Management
4 1 (7.14%) Software Delivery
4 1 (7.14%) Software Deployment
4 1 (7.14%) Software Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (7.14%) Test Automation
4 1 (7.14%) Test Scripting
4 1 (7.14%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (35.71%) SQL
2 2 (14.29%) C#
2 2 (14.29%) PowerShell
2 2 (14.29%) VB
2 2 (14.29%) VB.NET
2 2 (14.29%) VB6
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) MCSE
1 5 (35.71%) Security Cleared
2 4 (28.57%) MCSA
3 3 (21.43%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (21.43%) SC Cleared
4 2 (14.29%) Degree
4 2 (14.29%) MCDBA
4 2 (14.29%) MCP
4 2 (14.29%) MCT
4 2 (14.29%) MCTS
5 1 (7.14%) CCNA
5 1 (7.14%) CCNP
5 1 (7.14%) MCITP
5 1 (7.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 5 (35.71%) Active Directory
2 3 (21.43%) Hyper-V
3 1 (7.14%) VMware ESX
3 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (7.14%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) Perfmon
2 1 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (7.14%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (7.14%) Netcool
2 1 (7.14%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 10 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 4 (28.57%) VMware
3 3 (21.43%) Veritas
4 2 (14.29%) Cisco
4 2 (14.29%) HP
5 1 (7.14%) Citrix
5 1 (7.14%) McAfee