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 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 29 60 52
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -8
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 123 21 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 8.49% 2.26% 0.38%
As % of the Qualifications category 16.08% 7.45% 1.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 7 2
Median daily rate £320 £280 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -14.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £245 £326
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £318 £331
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £350 £305
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +14.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 6 0
Median hourly rate £28.00 £27.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.90% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £17.50 £15.88
% change year-on-year
+54.28% +10.23%
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
765 282 122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 52.83% 30.32% 23.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 526 149 92
Median daily rate £310 £338 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.14% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £216 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 27 11
Median hourly rate £28.00 £25.50 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.80% -22.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.70 £15.23 £13.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £37.50 £36.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.50 £25.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+18.00% +31.57%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 30 July 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 +29 118 £320 +16.36% 4
Durham +8 2 £203 -32.50%
Microsoft Certification
England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 118 (76.62%) Microsoft
2 101 (65.58%) Security Cleared
3 98 (63.64%) Windows
4 88 (57.14%) SC Cleared
5 84 (54.55%) Active Directory
6 76 (49.35%) ITIL
7 73 (47.40%) MCSE
7 73 (47.40%) SQL
8 69 (44.81%) SQL Server
9 66 (42.86%) DNS
10 64 (41.56%) HP
11 63 (40.91%) VMware
12 59 (38.31%) PowerShell
13 52 (33.77%) Citrix
14 51 (33.12%) Clustering
14 51 (33.12%) Windows Server
15 49 (31.82%) DHCP
16 47 (30.52%) MS Excel
17 46 (29.87%) Computer Science
18 45 (29.22%) Degree
19 39 (25.32%) Microsoft Clustering
20 38 (24.68%) SharePoint
21 37 (24.03%) Windows Server 2008
22 36 (23.38%) VMware Infrastructure
22 36 (23.38%) IIS
23 35 (22.73%) Firewall
24 34 (22.08%) Oracle
25 33 (21.43%) MS Exchange
25 33 (21.43%) Office 365
26 32 (20.78%) Exchange Server 2010

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 38 (24.68%) SharePoint
2 36 (23.38%) IIS
3 33 (21.43%) MS Exchange
4 32 (20.78%) Exchange Server 2010
4 32 (20.78%) Exchange Server 2013
5 25 (16.23%) Skype for Business
6 20 (12.99%) Apache
6 20 (12.99%) IBM Notes
7 18 (11.69%) OpenStack
8 15 (9.74%) Office Communications Server
9 13 (8.44%) SharePoint 2010
10 12 (7.79%) SharePoint 2013
11 7 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2007
12 4 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2003
13 2 (1.30%) Oracle Workflow
13 2 (1.30%) SharePoint Server
14 1 (0.65%) Tomcat
Applications
1 47 (30.52%) MS Excel
2 21 (13.64%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 33 (21.43%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 66 (42.86%) DNS
2 49 (31.82%) DHCP
3 35 (22.73%) Firewall
4 22 (14.29%) TCP/IP
5 17 (11.04%) Skype
6 13 (8.44%) SAN
6 13 (8.44%) SSL
7 7 (4.55%) NetScaler
8 4 (2.60%) SNMP
9 3 (1.95%) HTTP
9 3 (1.95%) HTTPS
9 3 (1.95%) Unified Communications
10 2 (1.30%) VoIP
11 1 (0.65%) 3G
11 1 (0.65%) Ethernet
11 1 (0.65%) Fibre Channel
11 1 (0.65%) Internet
11 1 (0.65%) Intranet
11 1 (0.65%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (44.81%) SQL Server
2 18 (11.69%) SQL Server 2008
3 17 (11.04%) SQL Server 2012
4 16 (10.39%) SQL Server 2005
5 10 (6.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (6.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (3.90%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
6 6 (3.90%) BusinessObjects
6 6 (3.90%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.65%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 20 (12.99%) MSI
2 10 (6.49%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (6.49%) Visual Studio
3 6 (3.90%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.65%) Burp Suite
4 1 (0.65%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.65%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.65%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.65%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.65%) JMeter
4 1 (0.65%) Maven
4 1 (0.65%) Selenium
General
1 3 (1.95%) Advertising
2 1 (0.65%) Finance
2 1 (0.65%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 25 (16.23%) Support Engineer
2 20 (12.99%) Wintel Support
3 18 (11.69%) Wintel Engineer
4 13 (8.44%) Consultant
5 12 (7.79%) Messaging Support
6 9 (5.84%) Citrix Engineer
6 9 (5.84%) SharePoint Engineer
7 8 (5.19%) Office 365 Engineer
7 8 (5.19%) Server Support
7 8 (5.19%) Support Consultant
7 8 (5.19%) Wintel Support Engineer
8 6 (3.90%) DBA
8 6 (3.90%) Messaging Engineer
8 6 (3.90%) Messaging Specialist
8 6 (3.90%) Messaging Support Engineer
8 6 (3.90%) SQL DBA
9 5 (3.25%) 3rd Line Support
9 5 (3.25%) Analyst
9 5 (3.25%) Windows Engineer
9 5 (3.25%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (18.83%) Middleware
2 10 (6.49%) .NET
2 10 (6.49%) XML
3 3 (1.95%) ADO
3 3 (1.95%) SAP Basis
4 1 (0.65%) HTML
4 1 (0.65%) HTML5
4 1 (0.65%) J2EE
4 1 (0.65%) JDBC
4 1 (0.65%) JNDI
4 1 (0.65%) JSON
4 1 (0.65%) JSP
4 1 (0.65%) Servlets
4 1 (0.65%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 51 (33.12%) Clustering
2 46 (29.87%) Computer Science
3 21 (13.64%) Management Information System
4 14 (9.09%) User Experience
5 12 (7.79%) Blackberry
5 12 (7.79%) Visualisation
6 10 (6.49%) Mainframe
7 9 (5.84%) Analytical Skills
7 9 (5.84%) AS400
7 9 (5.84%) CMDB
7 9 (5.84%) Tandem
8 6 (3.90%) Replication
9 4 (2.60%) Data Centre
9 4 (2.60%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.65%) Fat Client
10 1 (0.65%) FlexPod
10 1 (0.65%) PKI
10 1 (0.65%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.65%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 98 (63.64%) Windows
2 51 (33.12%) Windows Server
3 37 (24.03%) Windows Server 2008
4 27 (17.53%) Windows Server 2003
4 27 (17.53%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (8.44%) Android
5 13 (8.44%) Apple iOS
6 11 (7.14%) Unix
7 10 (6.49%) Linux
8 2 (1.30%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.65%) Debian
9 1 (0.65%) HPUX
9 1 (0.65%) SUSE
9 1 (0.65%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.65%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.65%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.65%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (49.35%) ITIL
2 29 (18.83%) High Availability
2 29 (18.83%) Incident Management
3 27 (17.53%) Service Delivery
4 22 (14.29%) Application Packaging
5 21 (13.64%) Load Balancing
6 19 (12.34%) Content Management
7 18 (11.69%) ITIL V3
7 18 (11.69%) Migration
8 15 (9.74%) Change Management
8 15 (9.74%) Performance Tuning
8 15 (9.74%) Problem Management
9 13 (8.44%) Change Control
9 13 (8.44%) ITSM
10 12 (7.79%) Root Cause Analysis
11 11 (7.14%) Capacity Planning
11 11 (7.14%) Mobile Device Management
12 10 (6.49%) Analytics
12 10 (6.49%) Database Mirroring
12 10 (6.49%) Escalation Management
Programming Languages
1 73 (47.40%) SQL
2 59 (38.31%) PowerShell
3 16 (10.39%) T-SQL
4 11 (7.14%) JavaScript
5 10 (6.49%) C#
6 9 (5.84%) VBScript
7 2 (1.30%) Python
8 1 (0.65%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.65%) C++
8 1 (0.65%) Java
8 1 (0.65%) Perl
8 1 (0.65%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 101 (65.58%) Security Cleared
2 88 (57.14%) SC Cleared
3 73 (47.40%) MCSE
4 45 (29.22%) Degree
5 24 (15.58%) MCP
6 19 (12.34%) MCDBA
7 17 (11.04%) Cisco Certification
7 17 (11.04%) MCTS
8 14 (9.09%) CCNA
9 13 (8.44%) BPSS Clearance
9 13 (8.44%) CCNP
10 11 (7.14%) MCITP
10 11 (7.14%) MCSD
11 10 (6.49%) MCSA
12 7 (4.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 3 (1.95%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (1.95%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 2 (1.30%) Citrix Certification
14 2 (1.30%) MCDST
15 1 (0.65%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (14.29%) SLA
2 13 (8.44%) Disclosure Scotland
3 5 (3.25%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.65%) QA
System Software
1 84 (54.55%) Active Directory
2 36 (23.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (16.88%) Microsoft App-V
4 21 (13.64%) Terminal Services
5 16 (10.39%) Hyper-V
6 13 (8.44%) vSphere
7 10 (6.49%) XenApp
8 9 (5.84%) XenDesktop
9 7 (4.55%) Brightmail
9 7 (4.55%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 2 (1.30%) XenServer
11 1 (0.65%) Firmware
11 1 (0.65%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.65%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.65%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 39 (25.32%) Microsoft Clustering
2 29 (18.83%) OpenView
3 28 (18.18%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 27 (17.53%) Perfmon
5 14 (9.09%) HP SIM
6 10 (6.49%) SCCM
7 7 (4.55%) NetBackup
8 4 (2.60%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (1.30%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 1 (0.65%) AirWatch
10 1 (0.65%) Backup Exec
10 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 1 (0.65%) OVSD
10 1 (0.65%) SAP Afaria
10 1 (0.65%) SCOM
10 1 (0.65%) SCVMM
10 1 (0.65%) SolarWinds Orion
10 1 (0.65%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 118 (76.62%) Microsoft
2 64 (41.56%) HP
3 63 (40.91%) VMware
4 52 (33.77%) Citrix
5 34 (22.08%) Oracle
6 20 (12.99%) Lotus
7 15 (9.74%) SAP
8 12 (7.79%) Trend Micro
9 11 (7.14%) AppSense
10 7 (4.55%) Cisco
10 7 (4.55%) IronPort
10 7 (4.55%) Veritas
11 6 (3.90%) Meridio
11 6 (3.90%) ServiceNow
12 4 (2.60%) Red Hat
13 3 (1.95%) Altiris
13 3 (1.95%) Symantec
13 3 (1.95%) ThinPrint
14 2 (1.30%) Compaq
14 2 (1.30%) Dell