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 30 July 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.

3 months to
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 25 54 44
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -10
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 118 17 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 9.37% 2.35% 0.54%
As % of the Qualifications category 16.28% 7.14% 2.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 4 2
Median daily rate £320 £275 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.36% -16.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £223 £326
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £301 £331
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £350 £305
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +14.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 6 0
Median hourly rate £28.00 £27.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.90% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £17.50 £15.88
% change year-on-year
+54.28% +10.23%
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
725 238 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 57.54% 32.96% 25.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 504 128 77
Median daily rate £310 £335 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.46% -6.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £200 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £467 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 19 9
Median hourly rate £28.00 £27.50 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.81% -17.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.70 £15.00 £15.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £42.50 £36.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.50 £25.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+18.00% +31.57%

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 30 July 2016.

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
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 30 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 30 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +26 115 £320 +16.36% 3
Sunderland - 1 - - 1
Microsoft Certification
North East

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 30 July 2016, 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.

1 115 (77.70%) Microsoft
2 99 (66.89%) Security Cleared
3 95 (64.19%) Windows
4 86 (58.11%) SC Cleared
5 81 (54.73%) Active Directory
6 74 (50.00%) ITIL
7 72 (48.65%) SQL
8 69 (46.62%) MCSE
9 68 (45.95%) SQL Server
10 63 (42.57%) DNS
10 63 (42.57%) HP
11 61 (41.22%) VMware
12 57 (38.51%) PowerShell
13 52 (35.14%) Citrix
14 51 (34.46%) Clustering
15 48 (32.43%) Windows Server
16 46 (31.08%) DHCP
16 46 (31.08%) MS Excel
16 46 (31.08%) Computer Science
17 45 (30.41%) Degree
18 39 (26.35%) Microsoft Clustering
19 38 (25.68%) SharePoint
20 36 (24.32%) IIS
21 35 (23.65%) Firewall
21 35 (23.65%) Windows Server 2008
22 34 (22.97%) VMware Infrastructure
23 33 (22.30%) Oracle
24 32 (21.62%) MS Exchange
24 32 (21.62%) Office 365
25 31 (20.95%) Exchange Server 2010

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 38 (25.68%) SharePoint
2 36 (24.32%) IIS
3 32 (21.62%) MS Exchange
4 31 (20.95%) Exchange Server 2010
4 31 (20.95%) Exchange Server 2013
5 24 (16.22%) Skype for Business
6 20 (13.51%) Apache
6 20 (13.51%) IBM Notes
7 18 (12.16%) OpenStack
8 15 (10.14%) Office Communications Server
9 13 (8.78%) SharePoint 2010
10 12 (8.11%) SharePoint 2013
11 7 (4.73%) Exchange Server 2007
12 4 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2003
13 2 (1.35%) Oracle Workflow
13 2 (1.35%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 46 (31.08%) MS Excel
2 21 (14.19%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 32 (21.62%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 63 (42.57%) DNS
2 46 (31.08%) DHCP
3 35 (23.65%) Firewall
4 22 (14.86%) TCP/IP
5 16 (10.81%) Skype
6 13 (8.78%) SSL
7 12 (8.11%) SAN
8 7 (4.73%) NetScaler
9 4 (2.70%) SNMP
10 3 (2.03%) HTTP
10 3 (2.03%) HTTPS
11 2 (1.35%) Unified Communications
11 2 (1.35%) VoIP
12 1 (0.68%) 3G
12 1 (0.68%) Ethernet
12 1 (0.68%) Fibre Channel
12 1 (0.68%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (45.95%) SQL Server
2 18 (12.16%) SQL Server 2008
3 16 (10.81%) SQL Server 2005
3 16 (10.81%) SQL Server 2012
4 10 (6.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 10 (6.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (4.05%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
5 6 (4.05%) BusinessObjects
5 6 (4.05%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 20 (13.51%) MSI
2 10 (6.76%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (6.76%) Visual Studio
3 6 (4.05%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 3 (2.03%) Advertising
2 1 (0.68%) Finance
2 1 (0.68%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 24 (16.22%) Support Engineer
2 20 (13.51%) Wintel Support
3 17 (11.49%) Wintel Engineer
4 12 (8.11%) Consultant
4 12 (8.11%) Messaging Support
5 9 (6.08%) Citrix Engineer
5 9 (6.08%) SharePoint Engineer
6 8 (5.41%) Office 365 Engineer
6 8 (5.41%) Support Consultant
6 8 (5.41%) Wintel Support Engineer
7 7 (4.73%) Server Support
8 6 (4.05%) DBA
8 6 (4.05%) Messaging Engineer
8 6 (4.05%) Messaging Specialist
8 6 (4.05%) Messaging Support Engineer
8 6 (4.05%) SQL DBA
9 5 (3.38%) 3rd Line Support
9 5 (3.38%) Analyst
9 5 (3.38%) Windows Engineer
9 5 (3.38%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (19.59%) Middleware
2 10 (6.76%) .NET
2 10 (6.76%) XML
3 3 (2.03%) ADO
3 3 (2.03%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 51 (34.46%) Clustering
2 46 (31.08%) Computer Science
3 21 (14.19%) Management Information System
4 14 (9.46%) User Experience
5 12 (8.11%) Blackberry
5 12 (8.11%) Visualisation
6 10 (6.76%) Mainframe
7 9 (6.08%) Analytical Skills
7 9 (6.08%) AS400
7 9 (6.08%) CMDB
7 9 (6.08%) Tandem
8 6 (4.05%) Replication
9 4 (2.70%) Data Centre
9 4 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.68%) Fat Client
10 1 (0.68%) PKI
10 1 (0.68%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 95 (64.19%) Windows
2 48 (32.43%) Windows Server
3 35 (23.65%) Windows Server 2008
4 26 (17.57%) Windows Server 2003
4 26 (17.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (8.78%) Android
5 13 (8.78%) Apple iOS
6 11 (7.43%) Unix
7 10 (6.76%) Linux
8 2 (1.35%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.68%) Debian
9 1 (0.68%) HPUX
9 1 (0.68%) SUSE
9 1 (0.68%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.68%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.68%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.68%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (50.00%) ITIL
2 29 (19.59%) High Availability
2 29 (19.59%) Incident Management
3 25 (16.89%) Service Delivery
4 22 (14.86%) Application Packaging
5 21 (14.19%) Load Balancing
6 19 (12.84%) Content Management
7 18 (12.16%) ITIL V3
8 17 (11.49%) Migration
9 15 (10.14%) Change Management
9 15 (10.14%) Performance Tuning
9 15 (10.14%) Problem Management
10 13 (8.78%) ITSM
11 12 (8.11%) Root Cause Analysis
12 11 (7.43%) Capacity Planning
12 11 (7.43%) Change Control
12 11 (7.43%) Mobile Device Management
13 10 (6.76%) Analytics
13 10 (6.76%) Configuration Management
13 10 (6.76%) Database Mirroring
Programming Languages
1 72 (48.65%) SQL
2 57 (38.51%) PowerShell
3 16 (10.81%) T-SQL
4 10 (6.76%) C#
4 10 (6.76%) JavaScript
5 9 (6.08%) VBScript
6 1 (0.68%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.68%) Perl
6 1 (0.68%) Python
Qualifications
1 99 (66.89%) Security Cleared
2 86 (58.11%) SC Cleared
3 69 (46.62%) MCSE
4 45 (30.41%) Degree
5 23 (15.54%) MCP
6 18 (12.16%) MCDBA
7 16 (10.81%) Cisco Certification
8 15 (10.14%) MCTS
9 13 (8.78%) BPSS Clearance
9 13 (8.78%) CCNA
10 12 (8.11%) CCNP
11 10 (6.76%) MCSA
11 10 (6.76%) MCSD
12 9 (6.08%) MCITP
13 7 (4.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 3 (2.03%) ITIL Certification
14 3 (2.03%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 2 (1.35%) Citrix Certification
16 1 (0.68%) A+ Certification
16 1 (0.68%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (14.19%) SLA
2 13 (8.78%) Disclosure Scotland
3 5 (3.38%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.68%) QA
System Software
1 81 (54.73%) Active Directory
2 34 (22.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (17.57%) Microsoft App-V
4 21 (14.19%) Terminal Services
5 15 (10.14%) Hyper-V
6 13 (8.78%) vSphere
7 10 (6.76%) XenApp
8 9 (6.08%) XenDesktop
9 7 (4.73%) Brightmail
9 7 (4.73%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 2 (1.35%) XenServer
11 1 (0.68%) Firmware
11 1 (0.68%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.68%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 39 (26.35%) Microsoft Clustering
2 29 (19.59%) OpenView
3 28 (18.92%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 27 (18.24%) Perfmon
5 14 (9.46%) HP SIM
6 8 (5.41%) SCCM
7 7 (4.73%) NetBackup
8 4 (2.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (1.35%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 1 (0.68%) AirWatch
10 1 (0.68%) OVSD
10 1 (0.68%) SAP Afaria
10 1 (0.68%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 115 (77.70%) Microsoft
2 63 (42.57%) HP
3 61 (41.22%) VMware
4 52 (35.14%) Citrix
5 33 (22.30%) Oracle
6 20 (13.51%) Lotus
7 15 (10.14%) SAP
8 12 (8.11%) Trend Micro
9 11 (7.43%) AppSense
10 7 (4.73%) IronPort
10 7 (4.73%) Veritas
11 6 (4.05%) Cisco
11 6 (4.05%) Meridio
11 6 (4.05%) ServiceNow
12 4 (2.70%) Red Hat
13 3 (2.03%) Altiris
13 3 (2.03%) Symantec
13 3 (2.03%) ThinPrint
14 2 (1.35%) Compaq
14 2 (1.35%) Dell