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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certification
North East / Tyne and Wear
Rank 81 61 43
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -18
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 9 7 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 1.06% 1.04% 1.77%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.30% 4.24% 5.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 3
Median daily rate £290 £250 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.00% -12.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £197 £250 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £250 £297
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.51% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £13.38 £14.60 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.39% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.30 £17.00 £15.77
% change year-on-year
-4.14% +7.79%

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
273 165 146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 32.27% 24.41% 32.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 175 104 92
Median daily rate £345 £348 £347
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £475 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 12 2
Median hourly rate £28.15 £26.00 £14.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.26% +75.67%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.15 £39.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-27.82% +105.26%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 18 January 2017.

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Histogram 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 18 January 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 -16 9 £290 +16.00% 1
Microsoft Certification
North East

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 18 January 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 67 (83.75%) Microsoft
1 67 (83.75%) Active Directory
2 60 (75.00%) MCSE
3 59 (73.75%) Windows
4 51 (63.75%) Windows Server
5 46 (57.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 41 (51.25%) Security Cleared
7 38 (47.50%) Windows Server 2008
8 34 (42.50%) MS Excel
8 34 (42.50%) DNS
9 33 (41.25%) Degree
10 32 (40.00%) Computer Science
10 32 (40.00%) SharePoint
11 30 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
11 30 (37.50%) Office 365
12 29 (36.25%) Skype for Business
12 29 (36.25%) Exchange Server 2010
12 29 (36.25%) Exchange Server 2013
12 29 (36.25%) PowerShell
12 29 (36.25%) SC Cleared
12 29 (36.25%) MS Exchange
13 28 (35.00%) Skype
14 26 (32.50%) DHCP
15 24 (30.00%) ITIL
16 23 (28.75%) HP
17 21 (26.25%) IIS
17 21 (26.25%) Migration
18 20 (25.00%) Load Balancing
19 19 (23.75%) OpenStack
20 18 (22.50%) MCSA

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 32 (40.00%) SharePoint
2 29 (36.25%) Exchange Server 2010
2 29 (36.25%) Exchange Server 2013
2 29 (36.25%) MS Exchange
2 29 (36.25%) Skype for Business
3 21 (26.25%) IIS
4 19 (23.75%) OpenStack
5 14 (17.50%) Office Communications Server
6 9 (11.25%) SharePoint 2010
6 9 (11.25%) SharePoint 2013
7 8 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
8 7 (8.75%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (3.75%) Apache
9 3 (3.75%) Jetty
9 3 (3.75%) Mongrel
9 3 (3.75%) nginx
9 3 (3.75%) Tomcat
9 3 (3.75%) WebSphere
10 2 (2.50%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 34 (42.50%) MS Excel
2 10 (12.50%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (8.75%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 30 (37.50%) Office 365
2 13 (16.25%) IaaS
2 13 (16.25%) PaaS
2 13 (16.25%) SaaS
3 12 (15.00%) HP Helion
4 3 (3.75%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (3.75%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (3.75%) Google App Engine
4 3 (3.75%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 34 (42.50%) DNS
2 28 (35.00%) Skype
3 26 (32.50%) DHCP
4 7 (8.75%) HTTP
4 7 (8.75%) TCP/IP
5 6 (7.50%) Kerberos
5 6 (7.50%) LDAP
5 6 (7.50%) X.500
6 5 (6.25%) Internet
6 5 (6.25%) Intranet
6 5 (6.25%) SSL
7 4 (5.00%) HTTPS
8 3 (3.75%) FTP
8 3 (3.75%) IPsec
9 2 (2.50%) Firewall
9 2 (2.50%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (17.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.50%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.25%) DTS
Development Applications
1 3 (3.75%) Jenkins
1 3 (3.75%) Travis CI
2 1 (1.25%) StarTeam
General
1 3 (3.75%) Finance
2 1 (1.25%) Games
Job Titles
1 12 (15.00%) Office 365 Specialist
2 11 (13.75%) Consultant
2 11 (13.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 9 (11.25%) Support Consultant
4 7 (8.75%) Messaging Consultant
4 7 (8.75%) Messaging Support
5 6 (7.50%) Support Engineer
6 5 (6.25%) Active Directory Engineer
6 5 (6.25%) DevOps Engineer
6 5 (6.25%) Messaging Engineer
6 5 (6.25%) Wintel Engineer
7 4 (5.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (3.75%) Administrator
8 3 (3.75%) Infrastructure Support
8 3 (3.75%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
8 3 (3.75%) Lync Specialist
8 3 (3.75%) Messaging Specialist
8 3 (3.75%) Mobility Engineer
8 3 (3.75%) Mobility Specialist
9 2 (2.50%) Microsoft Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (11.25%) .NET
2 6 (7.50%) ASP.NET
3 3 (3.75%) J2EE
3 3 (3.75%) Servlets
4 1 (1.25%) Middleware
4 1 (1.25%) REST
4 1 (1.25%) SOAP
4 1 (1.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 32 (40.00%) Computer Science
2 15 (18.75%) Clustering
3 9 (11.25%) Blackberry
4 8 (10.00%) Visualisation
5 7 (8.75%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (7.50%) Management Information System
6 6 (7.50%) Mobile App
6 6 (7.50%) PKI
6 6 (7.50%) Replication
7 5 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (1.25%) AS400
8 1 (1.25%) Data Centre
8 1 (1.25%) Mainframe
8 1 (1.25%) Mathematics
8 1 (1.25%) Tandem
8 1 (1.25%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 59 (73.75%) Windows
2 51 (63.75%) Windows Server
3 46 (57.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 38 (47.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 30 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 16 (20.00%) Linux
7 15 (18.75%) Android
7 15 (18.75%) Apple iOS
8 6 (7.50%) Windows Mobile
9 4 (5.00%) Windows 7
10 3 (3.75%) Windows XP
11 2 (2.50%) Unix
12 1 (1.25%) AIX
12 1 (1.25%) Windows 10
12 1 (1.25%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (30.00%) ITIL
2 21 (26.25%) Migration
3 20 (25.00%) Load Balancing
4 13 (16.25%) DevOps
4 13 (16.25%) Open Source
5 12 (15.00%) Change Management
5 12 (15.00%) PRINCE2
5 12 (15.00%) TOGAF
6 10 (12.50%) Problem Management
7 8 (10.00%) Data Management
7 8 (10.00%) Mobile Device Management
8 7 (8.75%) Application Packaging
8 7 (8.75%) CRM
9 5 (6.25%) Change Control
9 5 (6.25%) Virtual Environments
10 4 (5.00%) Content Management
10 4 (5.00%) Project Management
10 4 (5.00%) Software Distribution
11 3 (3.75%) Agile Software Development
11 3 (3.75%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (36.25%) PowerShell
2 9 (11.25%) SQL
3 3 (3.75%) Java
4 2 (2.50%) C
4 2 (2.50%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 60 (75.00%) MCSE
2 41 (51.25%) Security Cleared
3 33 (41.25%) Degree
4 29 (36.25%) SC Cleared
5 18 (22.50%) MCSA
6 17 (21.25%) ITIL Certification
7 10 (12.50%) MCP
8 9 (11.25%) MCTS
9 8 (10.00%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (2.50%) CCNA
10 2 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (1.25%) A+ Certification
11 1 (1.25%) CCA
11 1 (1.25%) CCNP
11 1 (1.25%) Citrix Certification
11 1 (1.25%) ISTQB
11 1 (1.25%) MCDBA
11 1 (1.25%) MCDST
11 1 (1.25%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (11.25%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.25%) SLA
System Software
1 67 (83.75%) Active Directory
2 15 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (16.25%) VMware ESXi
3 13 (16.25%) vSphere
4 10 (12.50%) Hyper-V
5 4 (5.00%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (3.75%) Xen
7 2 (2.50%) Firmware
7 2 (2.50%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 1 (1.25%) Brightmail
Systems Management
1 6 (7.50%) AirWatch
2 5 (6.25%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 5 (6.25%) SCCM
3 3 (3.75%) Puppet
4 2 (2.50%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (2.50%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.25%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (1.25%) Netcool
Vendors
1 67 (83.75%) Microsoft
2 23 (28.75%) HP
3 16 (20.00%) VMware
4 9 (11.25%) Trend Micro
5 5 (6.25%) IronPort
6 4 (5.00%) Citrix
7 3 (3.75%) Google
7 3 (3.75%) SAP
7 3 (3.75%) Veritas
8 1 (1.25%) AppSense
8 1 (1.25%) Intel Security
8 1 (1.25%) Oracle