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 26 May 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 38 53 54
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 92 14 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 6.66% 1.79% 0.52%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.72% 6.57% 1.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 5 2
Median daily rate £320 £325 £294
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% +10.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £245 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £357 £339
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 1 0
Median hourly rate £26.50 £30.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.11% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.33 £17.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+21.88% +16.66%
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
723 213 163
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 52.32% 27.27% 28.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 474 108 116
Median daily rate £310 £340 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% +21.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £200 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £513 £423
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 21 4
Median hourly rate £28.50 £18.00 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+58.33% -46.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.99 £15.00 £16.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £27.50 £36.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

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 26 May 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
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 26 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the North East region over the 3 months to 26 May 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 +15 91 £320 +24.87% 12
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Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 72 (76.60%) Microsoft
2 64 (68.09%) Security Cleared
3 52 (55.32%) SC Cleared
4 51 (54.26%) Windows
5 50 (53.19%) MCSE
6 45 (47.87%) Active Directory
7 41 (43.62%) ITIL
8 40 (42.55%) SQL
9 39 (41.49%) VMware
9 39 (41.49%) PowerShell
10 37 (39.36%) HP
11 35 (37.23%) SQL Server
12 34 (36.17%) DNS
13 32 (34.04%) Citrix
14 31 (32.98%) Computer Science
15 30 (31.91%) Degree
16 27 (28.72%) Clustering
17 26 (27.66%) Windows Server
18 24 (25.53%) MS Excel
18 24 (25.53%) SharePoint
19 23 (24.47%) DHCP
20 21 (22.34%) Windows Server 2008
21 20 (21.28%) IIS
22 19 (20.21%) VMware Infrastructure
23 18 (19.15%) Windows Server 2012
23 18 (19.15%) TCP/IP
24 17 (18.09%) Office 365
24 17 (18.09%) OpenStack
25 16 (17.02%) Windows Server 2003
25 16 (17.02%) MS Exchange

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 24 (25.53%) SharePoint
2 20 (21.28%) IIS
3 17 (18.09%) OpenStack
4 16 (17.02%) MS Exchange
5 15 (15.96%) Exchange Server 2010
5 15 (15.96%) Exchange Server 2013
6 12 (12.77%) Skype for Business
7 7 (7.45%) Apache
7 7 (7.45%) IBM Notes
8 6 (6.38%) Office Communications Server
9 5 (5.32%) Exchange Server 2007
10 4 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2003
11 3 (3.19%) SharePoint 2010
11 3 (3.19%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (1.06%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 24 (25.53%) MS Excel
2 9 (9.57%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 17 (18.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 34 (36.17%) DNS
2 23 (24.47%) DHCP
3 18 (19.15%) TCP/IP
4 15 (15.96%) Firewall
5 11 (11.70%) SSL
6 7 (7.45%) Skype
7 6 (6.38%) NetScaler
8 5 (5.32%) SAN
9 3 (3.19%) HTTP
9 3 (3.19%) HTTPS
9 3 (3.19%) SNMP
10 2 (2.13%) Unified Communications
10 2 (2.13%) VoIP
11 1 (1.06%) 3G
11 1 (1.06%) Ethernet
11 1 (1.06%) Fibre Channel
11 1 (1.06%) Internet
11 1 (1.06%) Intranet
11 1 (1.06%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (37.23%) SQL Server
2 12 (12.77%) SQL Server 2005
3 10 (10.64%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (8.51%) SQL Server 2012
5 7 (7.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (7.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (5.32%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
6 5 (5.32%) BusinessObjects
6 5 (5.32%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (1.06%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (9.57%) Team Foundation Server
1 9 (9.57%) Visual Studio
2 7 (7.45%) MSI
3 5 (5.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 1 (1.06%) Marketing
1 1 (1.06%) Military
Job Titles
1 12 (12.77%) Support Engineer
1 12 (12.77%) Wintel Engineer
2 9 (9.57%) Wintel Support
3 7 (7.45%) Citrix Engineer
3 7 (7.45%) SharePoint Engineer
4 5 (5.32%) DBA
4 5 (5.32%) Messaging Specialist
4 5 (5.32%) Messaging Support
4 5 (5.32%) SQL DBA
5 4 (4.26%) 3rd Line Support
5 4 (4.26%) Analyst
5 4 (4.26%) Consultant
5 4 (4.26%) Server Support
5 4 (4.26%) Wintel Support Engineer
6 3 (3.19%) Messaging Engineer
6 3 (3.19%) Messaging Support Engineer
6 3 (3.19%) Office 365 Engineer
6 3 (3.19%) Service Desk Analyst
6 3 (3.19%) SharePoint Specialist
6 3 (3.19%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (11.70%) Middleware
2 9 (9.57%) .NET
2 9 (9.57%) XML
3 3 (3.19%) ADO
3 3 (3.19%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 31 (32.98%) Computer Science
2 27 (28.72%) Clustering
3 9 (9.57%) Management Information System
3 9 (9.57%) User Experience
4 7 (7.45%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (5.32%) Mainframe
5 5 (5.32%) Replication
6 4 (4.26%) AS400
6 4 (4.26%) Data Centre
6 4 (4.26%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (4.26%) Tandem
6 4 (4.26%) Visualisation
7 3 (3.19%) Blackberry
8 2 (2.13%) CMDB
9 1 (1.06%) Fat Client
9 1 (1.06%) PKI
9 1 (1.06%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 51 (54.26%) Windows
2 26 (27.66%) Windows Server
3 21 (22.34%) Windows Server 2008
4 18 (19.15%) Windows Server 2012
5 16 (17.02%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (6.38%) Unix
7 5 (5.32%) Linux
8 4 (4.26%) Android
8 4 (4.26%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.06%) Debian
9 1 (1.06%) HPUX
9 1 (1.06%) SUSE
9 1 (1.06%) Windows 10
9 1 (1.06%) Windows 7
9 1 (1.06%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.06%) Windows Phone
9 1 (1.06%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (43.62%) ITIL
2 14 (14.89%) Migration
3 13 (13.83%) Incident Management
3 13 (13.83%) Service Delivery
4 11 (11.70%) High Availability
4 11 (11.70%) Performance Tuning
5 10 (10.64%) Change Control
6 9 (9.57%) Analytics
6 9 (9.57%) Application Packaging
6 9 (9.57%) Load Balancing
7 8 (8.51%) ITSM
8 7 (7.45%) Change Management
8 7 (7.45%) Database Mirroring
8 7 (7.45%) Problem Management
8 7 (7.45%) Root Cause Analysis
8 7 (7.45%) Server Building
9 6 (6.38%) Content Management
9 6 (6.38%) ITIL V3
10 5 (5.32%) Disaster Recovery
10 5 (5.32%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 40 (42.55%) SQL
2 39 (41.49%) PowerShell
3 12 (12.77%) T-SQL
4 9 (9.57%) C#
4 9 (9.57%) JavaScript
5 6 (6.38%) VBScript
6 1 (1.06%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.06%) Perl
6 1 (1.06%) Python
Qualifications
1 64 (68.09%) Security Cleared
2 52 (55.32%) SC Cleared
3 50 (53.19%) MCSE
4 30 (31.91%) Degree
5 12 (12.77%) MCDBA
5 12 (12.77%) MCP
6 11 (11.70%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (9.57%) MCSD
8 8 (8.51%) CCNA
9 7 (7.45%) CCNP
9 7 (7.45%) MCSA
10 6 (6.38%) BPSS Clearance
11 5 (5.32%) MCTS
11 5 (5.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 4 (4.26%) MCITP
13 3 (3.19%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (3.19%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 2 (2.13%) Citrix Certification
15 1 (1.06%) AAT
15 1 (1.06%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (10.64%) SLA
2 6 (6.38%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (4.26%) ISO 9001
4 1 (1.06%) QA
System Software
1 45 (47.87%) Active Directory
2 19 (20.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (13.83%) Microsoft App-V
4 11 (11.70%) vSphere
5 9 (9.57%) XenApp
6 8 (8.51%) Terminal Services
6 8 (8.51%) XenDesktop
7 6 (6.38%) Hyper-V
8 5 (5.32%) Brightmail
8 5 (5.32%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 2 (2.13%) XenServer
10 1 (1.06%) Firmware
10 1 (1.06%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (1.06%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 14 (14.89%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 13 (13.83%) Perfmon
3 11 (11.70%) OpenView
4 7 (7.45%) SCCM
5 6 (6.38%) HP SIM
6 5 (5.32%) NetBackup
7 3 (3.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (2.13%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 1 (1.06%) AirWatch
9 1 (1.06%) OVSD
9 1 (1.06%) SAP Afaria
9 1 (1.06%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 72 (76.60%) Microsoft
2 39 (41.49%) VMware
3 37 (39.36%) HP
4 32 (34.04%) Citrix
5 15 (15.96%) Oracle
6 9 (9.57%) AppSense
7 8 (8.51%) SAP
8 7 (7.45%) Lotus
9 6 (6.38%) Cisco
10 5 (5.32%) IronPort
10 5 (5.32%) Meridio
10 5 (5.32%) ServiceNow
10 5 (5.32%) Veritas
11 4 (4.26%) Red Hat
12 3 (3.19%) Symantec
12 3 (3.19%) ThinPrint
12 3 (3.19%) Trend Micro
13 2 (2.13%) Altiris
13 2 (2.13%) Compaq
13 2 (2.13%) Dell
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