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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 72 56 35
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -21
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 16 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 1.54% 1.00% 1.61%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.32% 4.44% 6.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 5
Average daily rate
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£275 £325 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £273 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £330 £294
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £324 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.11% +7.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 1
Average hourly rate £25.50 £31.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.04% +50.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.67 £15.82 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+5.35% -12.09%
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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
301 135 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 29.03% 22.46% 26.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 96 41
Average daily rate £338 £350 £339
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% +3.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £219 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £469 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 13 12
Average hourly rate £25.50 £18.63 £26.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.91% -30.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.05 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.45 £32.13 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.91 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+13.00% -0.45%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 -16 13 £275 -15.38% 2
Durham -6 2 £290 - 2
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Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 24 (77.42%) Windows
2 22 (70.97%) Microsoft
3 19 (61.29%) MCSE
4 18 (58.06%) DHCP
4 18 (58.06%) DNS
5 17 (54.84%) Security Cleared
6 12 (38.71%) SC Cleared
6 12 (38.71%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 11 (35.48%) Active Directory
7 11 (35.48%) SQL Server
7 11 (35.48%) Server Building
7 11 (35.48%) Data Centre
8 10 (32.26%) Change Control
8 10 (32.26%) Migration
9 9 (29.03%) SQL
10 8 (25.81%) VMware
11 6 (19.35%) HP
11 6 (19.35%) Citrix
12 5 (16.13%) Finance
12 5 (16.13%) Windows Server 2008
12 5 (16.13%) VMware Infrastructure
12 5 (16.13%) vSphere
13 4 (12.90%) HP SIM
13 4 (12.90%) Clustering
13 4 (12.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 4 (12.90%) PKI
13 4 (12.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 4 (12.90%) Veritas
13 4 (12.90%) T-SQL
13 4 (12.90%) ITIL

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

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 (9.68%) IIS
2 2 (6.45%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.23%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 4 (12.90%) MS Excel
2 3 (9.68%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 18 (58.06%) DHCP
1 18 (58.06%) DNS
2 3 (9.68%) Firewall
3 2 (6.45%) SAN
3 2 (6.45%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.23%) VPN
4 1 (3.23%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (35.48%) SQL Server
2 4 (12.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (12.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (6.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (6.45%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
3 2 (6.45%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (6.45%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (9.68%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 5 (16.13%) Finance
2 2 (6.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (38.71%) Wintel Engineer
2 10 (32.26%) Build Engineer
3 3 (9.68%) Developer
3 3 (9.68%) Analyst
3 3 (9.68%) Support Analyst
3 3 (9.68%) Support Engineer
3 3 (9.68%) Administrator
4 2 (6.45%) Consultant
4 2 (6.45%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (6.45%) Wintel Support
4 2 (6.45%) Data Centre Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) SharePoint Administrator
5 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Consultant
5 1 (3.23%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 1 (3.23%) Wintel Support Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Virtualisation Consultant
5 1 (3.23%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Software Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) DBA
5 1 (3.23%) Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.45%) HTML
1 2 (6.45%) .NET
1 2 (6.45%) CSS
1 2 (6.45%) .NET Framework
1 2 (6.45%) jQuery
1 2 (6.45%) Entity Framework
1 2 (6.45%) Backbone.js
1 2 (6.45%) KnockoutJS
1 2 (6.45%) LESS
1 2 (6.45%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 11 (35.48%) Data Centre
2 4 (12.90%) Clustering
2 4 (12.90%) PKI
3 2 (6.45%) Replication
3 2 (6.45%) Inversion of Control
3 2 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.23%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 24 (77.42%) Windows
2 5 (16.13%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (9.68%) Windows 7
3 3 (9.68%) Windows XP
4 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (3.23%) UNIX
5 1 (3.23%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (35.48%) Server Building
2 10 (32.26%) Migration
2 10 (32.26%) Change Control
3 4 (12.90%) ITIL
4 2 (6.45%) Change Management
4 2 (6.45%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (6.45%) MVC
4 2 (6.45%) Time Management
4 2 (6.45%) MVVM
4 2 (6.45%) Scrum
4 2 (6.45%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (6.45%) Mentoring
4 2 (6.45%) Coaching
4 2 (6.45%) Security Patching
5 1 (3.23%) Software Engineering
5 1 (3.23%) Knowledge Management
5 1 (3.23%) Load Balancing
5 1 (3.23%) Software Deployment
5 1 (3.23%) Workflow
5 1 (3.23%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 9 (29.03%) SQL
2 4 (12.90%) T-SQL
3 2 (6.45%) C#
4 1 (3.23%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 19 (61.29%) MCSE
2 17 (54.84%) Security Cleared
3 12 (38.71%) SC Cleared
4 3 (9.68%) Degree
4 3 (9.68%) MCSA
5 2 (6.45%) MCDBA
5 2 (6.45%) MCT
5 2 (6.45%) MCP
6 1 (3.23%) CCNP
6 1 (3.23%) CCNA
6 1 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.68%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (35.48%) Active Directory
2 5 (16.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (16.13%) vSphere
3 3 (9.68%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (9.68%) Xen
4 2 (6.45%) Hyper-V
4 2 (6.45%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 2 (6.45%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 12 (38.71%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 4 (12.90%) HP SIM
3 3 (9.68%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (6.45%) NetBackup
5 1 (3.23%) WSUS
5 1 (3.23%) OpenView
Vendors
1 22 (70.97%) Microsoft
2 8 (25.81%) VMware
3 6 (19.35%) HP
3 6 (19.35%) Citrix
4 4 (12.90%) Veritas
5 3 (9.68%) Symantec
5 3 (9.68%) McAfee
6 2 (6.45%) AppSense
7 1 (3.23%) Veeam
7 1 (3.23%) Nintex
7 1 (3.23%) Red Hat
7 1 (3.23%) SAP