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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 55 34 43
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +9
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 6 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 1.01% 1.60% 0.79%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.55% 6.12% 2.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 2
Average daily rate
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£325 £275 £230
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% +19.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £257 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £294 £246
UK excluding London average daily rate £324 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.91% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Average hourly rate £31.50 £21.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.88 £17.42 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% +12.40%
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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
132 98 148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 22.11% 26.06% 29.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 40 71
Average daily rate £350 £350 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +40.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £250 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £469 £500 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 12 13
Average hourly rate £18.63 £26.75 £11.96
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.37% +123.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.05 £12.20 £9.11
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.13 £32.50 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
- -9.09%

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
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 29 August 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
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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
Durham -6 3 - - 4
Tyne and Wear -20 3 £325 - 1
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England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 8 (88.89%) Windows
2 7 (77.78%) SQL Server
2 7 (77.78%) Veritas
3 6 (66.67%) Clustering
4 4 (44.44%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (44.44%) Security Cleared
4 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (44.44%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
4 4 (44.44%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (44.44%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (44.44%) SQL Server 2000
4 4 (44.44%) Firewall
4 4 (44.44%) Replication
4 4 (44.44%) VMware
4 4 (44.44%) SQL
4 4 (44.44%) MCDBA
4 4 (44.44%) MCT
4 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
4 4 (44.44%) Citrix
5 3 (33.33%) HP
5 3 (33.33%) MCSE
5 3 (33.33%) TCP/IP
5 3 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (33.33%) NetBackup
5 3 (33.33%) Time Management
5 3 (33.33%) DV Cleared
6 2 (22.22%) Change Control
6 2 (22.22%) Veritas Volume Manager

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 2 (22.22%) IIS
2 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) Firewall
2 3 (33.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (77.78%) SQL Server
2 4 (44.44%) SQL Server 2000
2 4 (44.44%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (44.44%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
Development Applications
1 4 (44.44%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) DBA
1 3 (33.33%) Server Support
1 3 (33.33%) Support Engineer
1 3 (33.33%) SQL DBA
2 2 (22.22%) SQL Server DBA
2 2 (22.22%) Wintel Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Build Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Wintel Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) 1st Line Support
3 1 (11.11%) Server Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Server Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Wintel Support
3 1 (11.11%) Development DBA
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Development DBA
Miscellaneous
1 6 (66.67%) Clustering
2 4 (44.44%) Replication
3 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (88.89%) Windows
2 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (33.33%) Time Management
3 2 (22.22%) Change Control
4 1 (11.11%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) MCDBA
1 4 (44.44%) MCT
1 4 (44.44%) Security Cleared
2 3 (33.33%) DV Cleared
2 3 (33.33%) MCSE
3 1 (11.11%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 1 (11.11%) vSphere
2 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 1 (11.11%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) NetBackup
2 1 (11.11%) SCCM
2 1 (11.11%) SCOM
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) Veritas
2 4 (44.44%) VMware
2 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 4 (44.44%) Citrix
3 3 (33.33%) HP
4 1 (11.11%) Cisco
4 1 (11.11%) Draytek
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