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 February 2017 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.

3 months to
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certification
North East / Tyne and Wear
Rank 79 70 45
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -25
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 6 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 0.84% 0.29% 0.50%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.82% 1.02% 1.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 0
Median daily rate £290 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.24% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £13.38 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.75 £17.75 £15.64
% change year-on-year
-11.26% +13.52%

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
213 196 124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 29.75% 28.41% 30.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 137 72
Median daily rate £348 £330 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.30% -1.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £452 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £383
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +0.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 2 4
Median hourly rate £37.50 £18.50 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+102.70% +14.48%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.73 £41.90 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-24.26% +86.22%

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Tyne and Wear region citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 24 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Newcastle upon Tyne -8 6 £290 - 2
Microsoft Certification
North East

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Tyne and Wear region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 63 (86.30%) Active Directory
2 62 (84.93%) Microsoft
3 55 (75.34%) Windows
4 54 (73.97%) MCSE
5 48 (65.75%) Windows Server
6 43 (58.90%) Windows Server 2012
7 36 (49.32%) Windows Server 2008
8 35 (47.95%) Security Cleared
8 35 (47.95%) MS Excel
9 31 (42.47%) DNS
10 30 (41.10%) Windows Server 2003
10 30 (41.10%) Degree
11 29 (39.73%) Computer Science
11 29 (39.73%) SharePoint
12 28 (38.36%) Office 365
13 26 (35.62%) Exchange Server 2013
13 26 (35.62%) Skype
13 26 (35.62%) PowerShell
13 26 (35.62%) Skype for Business
13 26 (35.62%) Exchange Server 2010
13 26 (35.62%) MS Exchange
14 24 (32.88%) SC Cleared
15 23 (31.51%) DHCP
16 22 (30.14%) ITIL
17 21 (28.77%) IIS
17 21 (28.77%) HP
18 20 (27.40%) Migration
19 19 (26.03%) Load Balancing
20 18 (24.66%) MCSA
20 18 (24.66%) OpenStack

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 29 (39.73%) SharePoint
2 26 (35.62%) Exchange Server 2010
2 26 (35.62%) Exchange Server 2013
2 26 (35.62%) MS Exchange
2 26 (35.62%) Skype for Business
3 21 (28.77%) IIS
4 18 (24.66%) OpenStack
5 12 (16.44%) Office Communications Server
6 7 (9.59%) Exchange Server 2003
6 7 (9.59%) Exchange Server 2007
6 7 (9.59%) SharePoint 2010
6 7 (9.59%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (4.11%) Apache
7 3 (4.11%) Jetty
7 3 (4.11%) Mongrel
7 3 (4.11%) nginx
7 3 (4.11%) Tomcat
7 3 (4.11%) WebSphere
Applications
1 35 (47.95%) MS Excel
2 9 (12.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (9.59%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 28 (38.36%) Office 365
2 13 (17.81%) IaaS
2 13 (17.81%) PaaS
2 13 (17.81%) SaaS
3 12 (16.44%) HP Helion
4 3 (4.11%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (4.11%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (4.11%) Google App Engine
4 3 (4.11%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 31 (42.47%) DNS
2 26 (35.62%) Skype
3 23 (31.51%) DHCP
4 7 (9.59%) HTTP
4 7 (9.59%) TCP/IP
5 6 (8.22%) Kerberos
5 6 (8.22%) LDAP
5 6 (8.22%) X.500
6 5 (6.85%) SSL
7 4 (5.48%) HTTPS
8 3 (4.11%) FTP
8 3 (4.11%) Internet
8 3 (4.11%) Intranet
8 3 (4.11%) IPsec
9 2 (2.74%) Firewall
9 2 (2.74%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (16.44%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.37%) DTS
Development Applications
1 3 (4.11%) Jenkins
1 3 (4.11%) Travis CI
2 1 (1.37%) StarTeam
General
1 3 (4.11%) Finance
2 1 (1.37%) Games
Job Titles
1 12 (16.44%) Office 365 Specialist
2 11 (15.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 8 (10.96%) Consultant
4 7 (9.59%) Messaging Support
4 7 (9.59%) Support Consultant
5 6 (8.22%) Messaging Consultant
6 5 (6.85%) Active Directory Engineer
6 5 (6.85%) DevOps Engineer
6 5 (6.85%) Messaging Engineer
6 5 (6.85%) Support Engineer
7 4 (5.48%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (5.48%) Wintel Engineer
8 3 (4.11%) Infrastructure Support
8 3 (4.11%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
8 3 (4.11%) Lync Specialist
8 3 (4.11%) Messaging Specialist
8 3 (4.11%) Mobility Engineer
8 3 (4.11%) Mobility Specialist
9 2 (2.74%) Enterprise Management Specialist
9 2 (2.74%) Senior DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (12.33%) .NET
2 6 (8.22%) ASP.NET
3 3 (4.11%) J2EE
3 3 (4.11%) Servlets
4 1 (1.37%) Middleware
4 1 (1.37%) REST
4 1 (1.37%) SOAP
4 1 (1.37%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 29 (39.73%) Computer Science
2 15 (20.55%) Clustering
3 7 (9.59%) Blackberry
4 6 (8.22%) Mobile App
4 6 (8.22%) PKI
4 6 (8.22%) Replication
5 5 (6.85%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (6.85%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (6.85%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.37%) AS400
6 1 (1.37%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.37%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.37%) Tandem
6 1 (1.37%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 55 (75.34%) Windows
2 48 (65.75%) Windows Server
3 43 (58.90%) Windows Server 2012
4 36 (49.32%) Windows Server 2008
5 30 (41.10%) Windows Server 2003
6 16 (21.92%) Linux
7 13 (17.81%) Android
7 13 (17.81%) Apple iOS
8 6 (8.22%) Windows Mobile
9 4 (5.48%) Windows 7
10 3 (4.11%) Windows XP
11 2 (2.74%) Unix
12 1 (1.37%) AIX
12 1 (1.37%) Windows 10
12 1 (1.37%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (30.14%) ITIL
2 20 (27.40%) Migration
3 19 (26.03%) Load Balancing
4 13 (17.81%) DevOps
4 13 (17.81%) Open Source
5 12 (16.44%) Change Management
5 12 (16.44%) PRINCE2
5 12 (16.44%) TOGAF
6 10 (13.70%) Problem Management
7 8 (10.96%) Data Management
8 7 (9.59%) Application Packaging
8 7 (9.59%) CRM
8 7 (9.59%) Mobile Device Management
8 7 (9.59%) Visualisation
9 5 (6.85%) Virtual Environments
10 4 (5.48%) Change Control
10 4 (5.48%) Software Distribution
11 3 (4.11%) Analytics
11 3 (4.11%) Continuous Integration
11 3 (4.11%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 26 (35.62%) PowerShell
2 7 (9.59%) SQL
3 3 (4.11%) Java
4 2 (2.74%) C
4 2 (2.74%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 54 (73.97%) MCSE
2 35 (47.95%) Security Cleared
3 30 (41.10%) Degree
4 24 (32.88%) SC Cleared
5 18 (24.66%) MCSA
6 17 (23.29%) ITIL Certification
7 10 (13.70%) MCP
8 9 (12.33%) MCTS
9 5 (6.85%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (2.74%) CCNA
10 2 (2.74%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (1.37%) A+ Certification
11 1 (1.37%) CCA
11 1 (1.37%) CCNP
11 1 (1.37%) Citrix Certification
11 1 (1.37%) ISTQB
11 1 (1.37%) MCDBA
11 1 (1.37%) MCDST
11 1 (1.37%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.22%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.37%) SLA
System Software
1 63 (86.30%) Active Directory
2 15 (20.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (17.81%) VMware ESXi
3 13 (17.81%) vSphere
4 8 (10.96%) Hyper-V
5 4 (5.48%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (4.11%) Xen
7 2 (2.74%) Firmware
7 2 (2.74%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 6 (8.22%) AirWatch
2 5 (6.85%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 5 (6.85%) SCCM
3 3 (4.11%) Puppet
4 2 (2.74%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (2.74%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.37%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (1.37%) Netcool
Vendors
1 62 (84.93%) Microsoft
2 21 (28.77%) HP
3 16 (21.92%) VMware
4 7 (9.59%) Trend Micro
5 4 (5.48%) Citrix
5 4 (5.48%) IronPort
6 3 (4.11%) Google
6 3 (4.11%) Veritas
7 1 (1.37%) AppSense
7 1 (1.37%) Intel Security
7 1 (1.37%) Oracle
7 1 (1.37%) SAP