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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 53 54 34
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -20
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 14 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 1.80% 0.52% 0.75%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.11% 1.94% 3.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 2
Average daily rate
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£325 £294 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.63% -6.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £249 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £357 £339 £323
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £30.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -
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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
197 155 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 25.29% 26.68% 19.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 109 24
Average daily rate £333 £269 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.72% -14.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £188 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £422 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 4 3
Average hourly rate £16.16 £33.50 £10.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.76% +230.70%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+34.00% -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
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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 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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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 -1 11 £256 -12.76% 12
Durham - 3 £330 - 1
Microsoft Certification
England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 18 (81.82%) Windows
2 15 (68.18%) MCSE
2 15 (68.18%) Microsoft
3 9 (40.91%) DNS
3 9 (40.91%) DHCP
4 8 (36.36%) SQL Server
4 8 (36.36%) SQL
4 8 (36.36%) Migration
5 7 (31.82%) MCSA
5 7 (31.82%) Active Directory
5 7 (31.82%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 6 (27.27%) MS Excel
6 6 (27.27%) Change Control
7 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (22.73%) Finance
7 5 (22.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (18.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (18.18%) SharePoint
8 4 (18.18%) MS Exchange
8 4 (18.18%) T-SQL
8 4 (18.18%) IIS
8 4 (18.18%) Security Cleared
8 4 (18.18%) Degree
8 4 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (13.64%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (13.64%) Spreadsheet
9 3 (13.64%) Windows 7
9 3 (13.64%) Lync
9 3 (13.64%) Capacity Planning

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 4 (18.18%) SharePoint
1 4 (18.18%) MS Exchange
1 4 (18.18%) IIS
2 3 (13.64%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (13.64%) Lync
3 1 (4.55%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (4.55%) Apache
Applications
1 6 (27.27%) MS Excel
2 3 (13.64%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 9 (40.91%) DNS
1 9 (40.91%) DHCP
2 2 (9.09%) TCP/IP
3 1 (4.55%) VPN
3 1 (4.55%) LAN
3 1 (4.55%) WAN
3 1 (4.55%) Firewall
3 1 (4.55%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (36.36%) SQL Server
2 5 (22.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (18.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (4.55%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (4.55%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 1 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (4.55%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (22.73%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (27.27%) Wintel Engineer
1 6 (27.27%) Build Engineer
2 5 (22.73%) Analyst
3 3 (13.64%) Developer
3 3 (13.64%) Support Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Support Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) IT Support
5 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) SQL Developer
5 1 (4.55%) IT Support Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Server Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Server Support Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Deployment Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) SharePoint Administrator
5 1 (4.55%) Technical Leader
5 1 (4.55%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Linux Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) Administrator
5 1 (4.55%) Network Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) IT Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.64%) .NET
2 2 (9.09%) HTML
2 2 (9.09%) CSS
2 2 (9.09%) Entity Framework
2 2 (9.09%) jQuery
2 2 (9.09%) .NET Framework
2 2 (9.09%) AngularJS
2 2 (9.09%) Backbone.js
2 2 (9.09%) KnockoutJS
2 2 (9.09%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) Inversion of Control
2 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.55%) Clustering
2 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.55%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 18 (81.82%) Windows
2 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (13.64%) Windows 7
5 2 (9.09%) Windows 8
6 1 (4.55%) Apple iOS
6 1 (4.55%) Android
6 1 (4.55%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (36.36%) Migration
2 6 (27.27%) Change Control
3 3 (13.64%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (9.09%) MVC
4 2 (9.09%) Scrum
4 2 (9.09%) MVVM
5 1 (4.55%) Load Balancing
5 1 (4.55%) Problem Management
5 1 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (4.55%) Data Modelling
5 1 (4.55%) ITIL
5 1 (4.55%) Information Security
5 1 (4.55%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (4.55%) Workflow
5 1 (4.55%) Service Delivery
5 1 (4.55%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 8 (36.36%) SQL
2 4 (18.18%) T-SQL
3 2 (9.09%) C#
4 1 (4.55%) PowerShell
4 1 (4.55%) Java
4 1 (4.55%) PHP
Qualifications
1 15 (68.18%) MCSE
2 7 (31.82%) MCSA
3 4 (18.18%) Security Cleared
3 4 (18.18%) Degree
4 2 (9.09%) MCP
5 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 7 (31.82%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.55%) KVM
2 1 (4.55%) iptables
2 1 (4.55%) Hyper-V
2 1 (4.55%) Xen
Systems Management
1 7 (31.82%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (4.55%) SCOM
Vendors
1 15 (68.18%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.09%) Cisco
3 1 (4.55%) Nintex
3 1 (4.55%) Veeam
3 1 (4.55%) SolarWinds
3 1 (4.55%) Citrix
3 1 (4.55%) Juniper
3 1 (4.55%) SAP
3 1 (4.55%) Sybase
3 1 (4.55%) VMware