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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 61 46 26
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -20
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 13 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 1.60% 0.71% 0.49%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.08% 2.91% 1.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 0
Average daily rate
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£275 £325 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £324 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.11% +7.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 1
Average hourly rate £25.50 - £21.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.67 £15.88 £17.42
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -8.88%
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
256 103 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 31.57% 24.29% 29.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 81 24
Average daily rate £338 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £220 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £504 £469 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 7 2
Average hourly rate £26.75 £18.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.61% -14.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.91 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+13.00% -0.45%

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Microsoft Certification Hourly Rate Histogram 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 28 August 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
Newcastle upon Tyne -17 13 £275 -15.38% 3
Microsoft Certification
North East

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 20 (80.00%) Windows
2 17 (68.00%) Microsoft
3 16 (64.00%) DHCP
3 16 (64.00%) MCSE
4 15 (60.00%) DNS
5 14 (56.00%) Security Cleared
6 12 (48.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 11 (44.00%) Data Centre
8 10 (40.00%) Migration
9 9 (36.00%) Active Directory
9 9 (36.00%) SC Cleared
9 9 (36.00%) Server Building
10 8 (32.00%) Change Control
10 8 (32.00%) SQL
11 7 (28.00%) SQL Server
11 7 (28.00%) VMware
12 5 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
13 4 (16.00%) HP SIM
13 4 (16.00%) Finance
13 4 (16.00%) ITIL
13 4 (16.00%) HP
13 4 (16.00%) Citrix
14 3 (12.00%) Symantec
14 3 (12.00%) McAfee
14 3 (12.00%) SLA
14 3 (12.00%) T-SQL
14 3 (12.00%) MCSA
14 3 (12.00%) MS Excel
14 3 (12.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 3 (12.00%) Microsoft App-V

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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.

Applications
1 3 (12.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (12.00%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 16 (64.00%) DHCP
2 15 (60.00%) DNS
3 2 (8.00%) SAN
4 1 (4.00%) Firewall
4 1 (4.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (28.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (12.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (12.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (8.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (8.00%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
3 2 (8.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (8.00%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 2 (8.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 4 (16.00%) Finance
2 1 (4.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (40.00%) Wintel Engineer
1 10 (40.00%) Build Engineer
2 3 (12.00%) Analyst
2 3 (12.00%) Support Analyst
2 3 (12.00%) Support Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) Administrator
3 2 (8.00%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (8.00%) Wintel Support
3 2 (8.00%) Data Centre Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) DBA
4 1 (4.00%) Server Support
4 1 (4.00%) SQL DBA
4 1 (4.00%) Server Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) IT Administrator
4 1 (4.00%) Server Support Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 1 (4.00%) Deployment Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (4.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (4.00%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) HTML
1 1 (4.00%) .NET
1 1 (4.00%) CSS
1 1 (4.00%) .NET Framework
1 1 (4.00%) jQuery
1 1 (4.00%) Entity Framework
1 1 (4.00%) Backbone.js
1 1 (4.00%) KnockoutJS
1 1 (4.00%) LESS
1 1 (4.00%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 11 (44.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (12.00%) PKI
3 2 (8.00%) Replication
3 2 (8.00%) Clustering
4 1 (4.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (4.00%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 20 (80.00%) Windows
2 3 (12.00%) Windows XP
2 3 (12.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (12.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (4.00%) Linux
3 1 (4.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (40.00%) Migration
2 9 (36.00%) Server Building
3 8 (32.00%) Change Control
4 4 (16.00%) ITIL
5 2 (8.00%) Change Management
5 2 (8.00%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (8.00%) Mentoring
5 2 (8.00%) Coaching
5 2 (8.00%) Security Patching
6 1 (4.00%) Software Deployment
6 1 (4.00%) MVC
6 1 (4.00%) E-Commerce
6 1 (4.00%) Scrum
6 1 (4.00%) Software Engineering
6 1 (4.00%) Knowledge Management
6 1 (4.00%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 8 (32.00%) SQL
2 3 (12.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (4.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 16 (64.00%) MCSE
2 14 (56.00%) Security Cleared
3 9 (36.00%) SC Cleared
4 3 (12.00%) Degree
4 3 (12.00%) MCSA
5 2 (8.00%) MCDBA
5 2 (8.00%) MCT
6 1 (4.00%) CCNP
6 1 (4.00%) CCNA
6 1 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (4.00%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.00%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (36.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (12.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (12.00%) Xen
3 3 (12.00%) vSphere
4 2 (8.00%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (8.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 12 (48.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 4 (16.00%) HP SIM
3 3 (12.00%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (4.00%) OpenView
Vendors
1 17 (68.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (28.00%) VMware
3 4 (16.00%) HP
3 4 (16.00%) Citrix
4 3 (12.00%) Symantec
4 3 (12.00%) McAfee
5 2 (8.00%) Veritas
6 1 (4.00%) Red Hat
6 1 (4.00%) SAP