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 11 February 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.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 68 39 36
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 2 4 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 0.28% 1.02% 3.72%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.03% 3.03% 8.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 6
Average daily rate - £230 £248
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.07%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £14.60 - £25.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.67% +3.33%
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
195 132 150
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 27.27% 33.59% 46.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 78 86
Average daily rate £350 £338 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +37.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £250 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £451 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £351
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +6.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 20
Average hourly rate £18.50 £14.80 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -40.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.60 £11.75 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £16.16 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +20.00%

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 11 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Sunderland +1 1 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 - - 3
Microsoft Certification
North East

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 7 (63.64%) Microsoft
2 6 (54.55%) ITIL
3 5 (45.45%) Windows
3 5 (45.45%) SQL
3 5 (45.45%) Security Cleared
4 4 (36.36%) Windows Server
4 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
4 4 (36.36%) MCSE
4 4 (36.36%) Active Directory
4 4 (36.36%) DNS
4 4 (36.36%) VMware
5 3 (27.27%) Replication
5 3 (27.27%) SC Cleared
5 3 (27.27%) Hyper-V
5 3 (27.27%) Change Management
5 3 (27.27%) Clustering
5 3 (27.27%) Veritas
5 3 (27.27%) MS Excel
5 3 (27.27%) DHCP
5 3 (27.27%) MCSA
5 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (27.27%) Mentoring
6 2 (18.18%) Coaching
6 2 (18.18%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (18.18%) Security Patching
6 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (18.18%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
6 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (18.18%) PowerShell

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

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 1 (9.09%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (27.27%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (36.36%) DNS
2 3 (27.27%) DHCP
3 2 (18.18%) SAN
4 1 (9.09%) Kerberos
4 1 (9.09%) LDAP
4 1 (9.09%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
2 2 (18.18%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
2 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2000
2 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (9.09%) HP UFT
2 1 (9.09%) TestDirector
2 1 (9.09%) WinRunner
General
1 1 (9.09%) Military
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) 1st/2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) ITIL Service Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) ITIL Service Desk Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Service Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (9.09%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
3 1 (9.09%) Active Directory Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Administrator
3 1 (9.09%) Build Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Desktop Support
3 1 (9.09%) Hyper-V Specialist
3 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Operations Manager
3 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared DBA
3 1 (9.09%) SQL DBA
3 1 (9.09%) Virtualisation Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Clustering
1 3 (27.27%) Replication
2 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
2 1 (9.09%) PDA
2 1 (9.09%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 5 (45.45%) Windows
2 4 (36.36%) Windows Server
3 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (9.09%) AIX
5 1 (9.09%) Windows 7
5 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (9.09%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) ITIL
2 3 (27.27%) Change Management
2 3 (27.27%) Mentoring
3 2 (18.18%) Coaching
3 2 (18.18%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (18.18%) Security Patching
4 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (9.09%) Identity Management
4 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (9.09%) Service Management
4 1 (9.09%) Software Delivery
4 1 (9.09%) Software Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (9.09%) Test Automation
4 1 (9.09%) Test Scripting
4 1 (9.09%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) SQL
2 2 (18.18%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (45.45%) Security Cleared
2 4 (36.36%) MCSE
3 3 (27.27%) MCSA
3 3 (27.27%) SC Cleared
4 2 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (18.18%) Degree
4 2 (18.18%) MCDBA
4 2 (18.18%) MCT
4 2 (18.18%) MCTS
5 1 (9.09%) MCITP
5 1 (9.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 4 (36.36%) Active Directory
2 3 (27.27%) Hyper-V
3 1 (9.09%) VMware ESX
3 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (9.09%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) Perfmon
2 1 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (9.09%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (9.09%) Netcool
2 1 (9.09%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 7 (63.64%) Microsoft
2 4 (36.36%) VMware
3 3 (27.27%) Veritas
4 2 (18.18%) Cisco
4 2 (18.18%) HP
5 1 (9.09%) Citrix
5 1 (9.09%) Intel Security