The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Certification in IT contracts advertised for the Tyne and Wear region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Certification over the 3 months to 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 46 27 29
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 12 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 2.19% 1.65% 1.67%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.63% 7.69% 5.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 5
Average daily rate
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£285 £304 £110
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.17% +176.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £265 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £307 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £336 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -19.70%
Microsoft Certification
North East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Tyne and Wear region.

Qualifications Category
Tyne and Wear
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
181 52 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 33.03% 21.40% 28.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 31 30
Average daily rate £358 £307 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.63% +2.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £191 £102
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £455 £763
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £351 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.99% +0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 11 6
Average hourly rate £28.75 £25.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.74% +13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.56 £13.48 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £28.02 £24.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £22.90
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.58%

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Tyne and Wear region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

Microsoft Certification
Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Tyne and Wear region.

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

Microsoft Certification
Hourly Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Tyne and Wear region.

Microsoft Certification Hourly Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

Microsoft Certification
Contract Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

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 Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 24 December 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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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
Newcastle upon Tyne -21 7 £293 -3.70% 5
Sunderland - 5 £230 - 1
Microsoft Certification
North East

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Tyne and Wear 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 15 (88.24%) Windows
2 11 (64.71%) SQL Server
2 11 (64.71%) Microsoft
2 11 (64.71%) Clustering
3 9 (52.94%) MCSE
4 8 (47.06%) MCSA
4 8 (47.06%) ITIL
4 8 (47.06%) Citrix
4 8 (47.06%) VMware
5 7 (41.18%) Cisco
6 6 (35.29%) Active Directory
6 6 (35.29%) SQL
6 6 (35.29%) MS Excel
6 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (29.41%) Hyper-V
7 5 (29.41%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (29.41%) HP SIM
7 5 (29.41%) Oracle
7 5 (29.41%) IIS
7 5 (29.41%) Visual Studio
7 5 (29.41%) IBM Notes
7 5 (29.41%) OpenView
7 5 (29.41%) HP
7 5 (29.41%) Apache
7 5 (29.41%) DHCP
7 5 (29.41%) DNS
7 5 (29.41%) Lotus
7 5 (29.41%) Terminal Services
7 5 (29.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Tyne and Wear 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 5 (29.41%) IIS
1 5 (29.41%) IBM Notes
1 5 (29.41%) Apache
2 1 (5.88%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (35.29%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (29.41%) DHCP
1 5 (29.41%) DNS
2 4 (23.53%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (64.71%) SQL Server
2 5 (29.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (5.88%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 5 (29.41%) Visual Studio
1 5 (29.41%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (5.88%) MSI
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) Support Engineer
2 5 (29.41%) IT Support Engineer
2 5 (29.41%) IT Support
3 4 (23.53%) Wintel Support
4 2 (11.76%) Wintel Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Wintel Support Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Operations Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) SQL DBA
5 1 (5.88%) Technical Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Server Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) DBA
5 1 (5.88%) Professional Services Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (29.41%) Middleware
2 1 (5.88%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 11 (64.71%) Clustering
2 3 (17.65%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.88%) Replication
3 1 (5.88%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 15 (88.24%) Windows
2 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (47.06%) ITIL
2 3 (17.65%) E-Commerce
2 3 (17.65%) Knowledge Management
2 3 (17.65%) Incident Management
3 2 (11.76%) PRINCE2
3 2 (11.76%) Project Management
3 2 (11.76%) Service Delivery
4 1 (5.88%) Change Management
4 1 (5.88%) CRM
4 1 (5.88%) Configuration Management
4 1 (5.88%) Problem Management
4 1 (5.88%) ITIL V3
4 1 (5.88%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (5.88%) Mentoring
4 1 (5.88%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 6 (35.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (52.94%) MCSE
2 8 (47.06%) MCSA
3 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
4 1 (5.88%) MCDBA
4 1 (5.88%) MCT
4 1 (5.88%) CCA
4 1 (5.88%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (5.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
4 1 (5.88%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (35.29%) Active Directory
2 5 (29.41%) Terminal Services
2 5 (29.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (29.41%) Hyper-V
3 1 (5.88%) XenApp
3 1 (5.88%) XenDesktop
3 1 (5.88%) vSphere
3 1 (5.88%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 5 (29.41%) OpenView
1 5 (29.41%) HP SIM
2 3 (17.65%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (11.76%) SCOM
4 1 (5.88%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (64.71%) Microsoft
2 8 (47.06%) Citrix
2 8 (47.06%) VMware
3 7 (41.18%) Cisco
4 5 (29.41%) Oracle
4 5 (29.41%) HP
4 5 (29.41%) Lotus
5 2 (11.76%) Apple
6 1 (5.88%) Veritas
6 1 (5.88%) Draytek
6 1 (5.88%) SolarWinds
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £220 - £230 per day
Posted: 6 days ago