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 30 July 2015 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 58 53 33
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -20
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 21 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 2.26% 0.38% 1.76%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.87% 1.65% 6.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 5
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£280 £328 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.71% +9.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £326 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £331 £315
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £305 £300
% change year-on-year
+14.60% +1.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 1
Average hourly rate £27.75 - £21.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £15.88 £17.29
% change year-on-year
+10.23% -8.18%
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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
267 121 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 28.71% 23.00% 28.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 92 40
Average daily rate £328 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £223 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £459 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 11 13
Average hourly rate £25.50 £33.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.72% +57.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.23 £13.05 £10.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £36.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+31.57% -9.52%

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the North East region over the 3 months to 30 July 2015.

Microsoft Certification Hourly Rate Histogram 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 30 July 2015. 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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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 -7 17 £275 -16.24% 3
Durham - 3 £300 -
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England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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 20 (74.07%) Windows
1 20 (74.07%) Microsoft
2 18 (66.67%) MCSE
3 16 (59.26%) DHCP
3 16 (59.26%) DNS
4 14 (51.85%) Security Cleared
5 12 (44.44%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 11 (40.74%) Server Building
6 11 (40.74%) Data Centre
7 10 (37.04%) SC Cleared
7 10 (37.04%) Change Control
7 10 (37.04%) Migration
8 9 (33.33%) Active Directory
8 9 (33.33%) SQL Server
9 7 (25.93%) SQL
10 5 (18.52%) HP
10 5 (18.52%) Citrix
10 5 (18.52%) VMware
10 5 (18.52%) Finance
10 5 (18.52%) vSphere
10 5 (18.52%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (14.81%) VMware Infrastructure
11 4 (14.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 4 (14.81%) PKI
11 4 (14.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 4 (14.81%) T-SQL
11 4 (14.81%) MS Excel
12 3 (11.11%) Windows XP
12 3 (11.11%) IIS
12 3 (11.11%) Symantec

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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 3 (11.11%) IIS
2 2 (7.41%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.70%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 4 (14.81%) MS Excel
2 3 (11.11%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 16 (59.26%) DHCP
1 16 (59.26%) DNS
2 2 (7.41%) SAN
2 2 (7.41%) Firewall
2 2 (7.41%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.70%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 4 (14.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (14.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 5 (18.52%) Finance
2 2 (7.41%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (44.44%) Wintel Engineer
2 10 (37.04%) Build Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Developer
3 3 (11.11%) Analyst
3 3 (11.11%) Support Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Support Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Administrator
4 2 (7.41%) Consultant
4 2 (7.41%) Data Centre Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) SharePoint Administrator
5 1 (3.70%) Virtualisation Consultant
5 1 (3.70%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (3.70%) Server Support
5 1 (3.70%) SQL Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Server Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) IT Administrator
5 1 (3.70%) Server Support Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 1 (3.70%) Deployment Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Wintel Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.41%) HTML
1 2 (7.41%) .NET
1 2 (7.41%) CSS
1 2 (7.41%) .NET Framework
1 2 (7.41%) jQuery
1 2 (7.41%) Entity Framework
1 2 (7.41%) Backbone.js
1 2 (7.41%) KnockoutJS
1 2 (7.41%) LESS
1 2 (7.41%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 11 (40.74%) Data Centre
2 4 (14.81%) PKI
3 2 (7.41%) Inversion of Control
3 2 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (7.41%) Clustering
4 1 (3.70%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 20 (74.07%) Windows
2 5 (18.52%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (11.11%) Windows 7
3 3 (11.11%) Windows XP
4 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (3.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (40.74%) Server Building
2 10 (37.04%) Change Control
2 10 (37.04%) Migration
3 2 (7.41%) Scrum
3 2 (7.41%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (7.41%) MVC
3 2 (7.41%) Time Management
3 2 (7.41%) MVVM
4 1 (3.70%) Workflow
4 1 (3.70%) ITIL
4 1 (3.70%) Data Modelling
4 1 (3.70%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (3.70%) Software Engineering
4 1 (3.70%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 7 (25.93%) SQL
2 4 (14.81%) T-SQL
3 2 (7.41%) C#
4 1 (3.70%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 18 (66.67%) MCSE
2 14 (51.85%) Security Cleared
3 10 (37.04%) SC Cleared
4 3 (11.11%) Degree
5 2 (7.41%) MCP
5 2 (7.41%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 5 (18.52%) vSphere
3 4 (14.81%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (11.11%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (11.11%) Xen
5 2 (7.41%) Hyper-V
5 2 (7.41%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 2 (7.41%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 12 (44.44%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 3 (11.11%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (11.11%) HP SIM
3 2 (7.41%) NetBackup
4 1 (3.70%) WSUS
Vendors
1 20 (74.07%) Microsoft
2 5 (18.52%) HP
2 5 (18.52%) Citrix
2 5 (18.52%) VMware
3 3 (11.11%) Symantec
3 3 (11.11%) McAfee
4 2 (7.41%) AppSense
4 2 (7.41%) Veritas
5 1 (3.70%) Veeam
5 1 (3.70%) Nintex
5 1 (3.70%) SAP
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