The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the North East region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 56 - 34
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 8 0 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 1.22% - 2.58%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.45% - 9.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 4
Average daily rate £245 - £363
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 - £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £329 - £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £285 £288
% change year-on-year
+9.64% -0.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £21.25 - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -11.42%
Qualifications Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
232 61 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 35.47% 20.13% 28.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 24 52
Average daily rate £245 £313 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.60% -10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £260 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £462 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 5
Average hourly rate £17.50 - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £23.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-24.21% -5.00%
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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
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 18 April 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the North East region over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear - 6 £245 - 4
Northumberland - - - - 1
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Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 15 (71.43%) Windows
2 14 (66.67%) VMware
3 13 (61.90%) Security Cleared
4 11 (52.38%) Microsoft
4 11 (52.38%) SQL
4 11 (52.38%) SQL Server
5 9 (42.86%) MCSE
6 8 (38.10%) MCDBA
6 8 (38.10%) MCT
7 7 (33.33%) Veritas
7 7 (33.33%) Clustering
7 7 (33.33%) DV Cleared
8 6 (28.57%) SC Cleared
8 6 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
8 6 (28.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 6 (28.57%) SQL Server 2005
8 6 (28.57%) SAN
8 6 (28.57%) SQL Server 2000
8 6 (28.57%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 6 (28.57%) ITIL
8 6 (28.57%) SharePoint
9 5 (23.81%) MS Exchange
9 5 (23.81%) DHCP
9 5 (23.81%) DNS
9 5 (23.81%) Active Directory
9 5 (23.81%) HP
9 5 (23.81%) MS Excel
9 5 (23.81%) Cisco
9 5 (23.81%) Replication
9 5 (23.81%) Business Intelligence Development Studio

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 6 (28.57%) SharePoint
2 5 (23.81%) MS Exchange
3 3 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (14.29%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (4.76%) Lync
Applications
1 5 (23.81%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.76%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (28.57%) SAN
2 5 (23.81%) DHCP
2 5 (23.81%) DNS
3 3 (14.29%) TCP/IP
3 3 (14.29%) Fibre Channel
3 3 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (4.76%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (52.38%) SQL Server
2 6 (28.57%) SQL Server 2005
2 6 (28.57%) SQL Server 2000
3 5 (23.81%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
4 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (9.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (9.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (4.76%) MS Access
5 1 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (4.76%) DTS
5 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (28.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 3 (14.29%) Finance
2 2 (9.52%) Military
3 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (28.57%) DBA
2 5 (23.81%) SQL DBA
3 4 (19.05%) Build Engineer
3 4 (19.05%) Wintel Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Technical Leader
4 2 (9.52%) SQL Server DBA
4 2 (9.52%) Database Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Server Support
4 2 (9.52%) Administrator
4 2 (9.52%) Desktop Support
4 2 (9.52%) Developer
5 1 (4.76%) IT Manager
5 1 (4.76%) 1st Line Support
5 1 (4.76%) Technical Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Development DBA
5 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Development DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) .NET
2 1 (4.76%) Classic ASP
2 1 (4.76%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 7 (33.33%) Clustering
2 5 (23.81%) Replication
3 1 (4.76%) Client/Server
3 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.76%) Statistics
3 1 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 15 (71.43%) Windows
2 3 (14.29%) UNIX
3 2 (9.52%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (28.57%) ITIL
2 4 (19.05%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (14.29%) Migration
4 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Management
4 2 (9.52%) Change Control
4 2 (9.52%) Software Engineering
5 1 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (4.76%) ETL
5 1 (4.76%) Configuration Management
5 1 (4.76%) Project Management
5 1 (4.76%) Database Tuning
5 1 (4.76%) Data Migration
5 1 (4.76%) Data Cleansing
5 1 (4.76%) Test Scripting
5 1 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (4.76%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 11 (52.38%) SQL
2 1 (4.76%) T-SQL
2 1 (4.76%) VBA
2 1 (4.76%) C
2 1 (4.76%) C#
Qualifications
1 13 (61.90%) Security Cleared
2 9 (42.86%) MCSE
3 8 (38.10%) MCDBA
3 8 (38.10%) MCT
4 7 (33.33%) DV Cleared
5 6 (28.57%) SC Cleared
6 4 (19.05%) MCITP
6 4 (19.05%) MCSA
7 3 (14.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (4.76%) MCP
8 1 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (4.76%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (23.81%) Active Directory
3 3 (14.29%) VMware ESX
3 3 (14.29%) vSphere
3 3 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (14.29%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 6 (28.57%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 14 (66.67%) VMware
2 11 (52.38%) Microsoft
3 7 (33.33%) Veritas
4 5 (23.81%) HP
4 5 (23.81%) Cisco
5 1 (4.76%) Citrix
5 1 (4.76%) AppSense