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 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 58 52 36
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -16
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 4 12 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 0.62% 2.10% 0.33%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.56% 5.06% 1.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 0
Average daily rate
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£285 £245 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.32% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £285
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £25.43 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -14.28%
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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
156 237 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 24.11% 41.43% 22.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 139 26
Average daily rate £323 £245 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.83% -21.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £197 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £395 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 19 2
Average hourly rate £16.16 £21.25 £21.30
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.95% -0.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.68 £12.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £34.00 £30.26
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -28.00%

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 30 March 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 30 March 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 - - - - 4
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Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 22 (84.62%) Windows
2 18 (69.23%) MCSE
3 15 (57.69%) Microsoft
3 15 (57.69%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (57.69%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (53.85%) MCSA
5 13 (50.00%) SQL Server
6 11 (42.31%) IIS
6 11 (42.31%) Clustering
7 10 (38.46%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (38.46%) SQL
8 9 (34.62%) Active Directory
8 9 (34.62%) Citrix
8 9 (34.62%) VMware
9 8 (30.77%) DHCP
9 8 (30.77%) DNS
10 7 (26.92%) TCP/IP
10 7 (26.92%) Cisco
10 7 (26.92%) MS Excel
11 6 (23.08%) Firewall
11 6 (23.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 6 (23.08%) MS Exchange
11 6 (23.08%) HP
12 5 (19.23%) SharePoint
12 5 (19.23%) Visual Studio
12 5 (19.23%) ITIL
12 5 (19.23%) Hyper-V
12 5 (19.23%) Team Foundation Server
12 5 (19.23%) Capacity Planning
12 5 (19.23%) Lync

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

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 11 (42.31%) IIS
2 6 (23.08%) MS Exchange
3 5 (19.23%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (19.23%) Lync
3 5 (19.23%) SharePoint
4 4 (15.38%) Apache
5 3 (11.54%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 7 (26.92%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 8 (30.77%) DHCP
1 8 (30.77%) DNS
2 7 (26.92%) TCP/IP
3 6 (23.08%) Firewall
4 1 (3.85%) Internet
4 1 (3.85%) VPN
4 1 (3.85%) LAN
4 1 (3.85%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (23.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (3.85%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (3.85%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (19.23%) Visual Studio
1 5 (19.23%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
Job Titles
1 7 (26.92%) Support Engineer
2 5 (19.23%) IT Support Engineer
2 5 (19.23%) Wintel Engineer
2 5 (19.23%) IT Support
3 4 (15.38%) Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Wintel Support
5 2 (7.69%) Technical Leader
6 1 (3.85%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Linux Consultant
6 1 (3.85%) Technical Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Server Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Deployment Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Technical Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) SQL Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Network Consultant
6 1 (3.85%) IT Consultant
6 1 (3.85%) Consultant
6 1 (3.85%) Wintel Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.54%) Middleware
2 1 (3.85%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (42.31%) Clustering
2 3 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (7.69%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.85%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 22 (84.62%) Windows
2 15 (57.69%) Windows Server 2008
2 15 (57.69%) Windows Server 2012
3 10 (38.46%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (11.54%) Windows 7
5 2 (7.69%) Windows 8
6 1 (3.85%) UNIX
6 1 (3.85%) Apple iOS
6 1 (3.85%) Android
6 1 (3.85%) AIX
6 1 (3.85%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (19.23%) ITIL
1 5 (19.23%) Capacity Planning
2 4 (15.38%) Change Control
2 4 (15.38%) Time Management
2 4 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (7.69%) Service Delivery
4 1 (3.85%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (3.85%) Information Security
4 1 (3.85%) Knowledge Management
4 1 (3.85%) Incident Management
4 1 (3.85%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (3.85%) Problem Management
4 1 (3.85%) Test Scripting
4 1 (3.85%) E-Commerce
4 1 (3.85%) Data Modelling
4 1 (3.85%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (3.85%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 10 (38.46%) SQL
2 1 (3.85%) T-SQL
2 1 (3.85%) Java
2 1 (3.85%) PHP
Qualifications
1 18 (69.23%) MCSE
2 14 (53.85%) MCSA
3 3 (11.54%) SC Cleared
3 3 (11.54%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.85%) CCA
4 1 (3.85%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (3.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (3.85%) Degree
System Software
1 9 (34.62%) Active Directory
2 5 (19.23%) Hyper-V
3 4 (15.38%) vSphere
4 3 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (11.54%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 3 (11.54%) Terminal Services
5 1 (3.85%) Xen
5 1 (3.85%) XenDesktop
5 1 (3.85%) KVM
5 1 (3.85%) iptables
Systems Management
1 3 (11.54%) OpenView
1 3 (11.54%) NetBackup
1 3 (11.54%) HP SIM
2 1 (3.85%) SCOM
2 1 (3.85%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 15 (57.69%) Microsoft
2 9 (34.62%) Citrix
2 9 (34.62%) VMware
3 7 (26.92%) Cisco
4 6 (23.08%) HP
5 3 (11.54%) Oracle
5 3 (11.54%) Veritas
5 3 (11.54%) Lotus
6 1 (3.85%) Juniper
6 1 (3.85%) Sybase
6 1 (3.85%) SolarWinds