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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank - 48 33
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 0 11 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear - 2.41% 0.52%
As % of the Qualifications category - 5.37% 2.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 0
Average daily rate
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- £245 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £285
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £25.85 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £17.75
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -15.49%
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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
135 205 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 29.67% 44.96% 20.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 126 13
Average daily rate £325 £245 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.65% -24.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £196 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £380 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 0
Average hourly rate £16.16 £21.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.04% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -28.00%

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 27 March 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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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
Gateshead - - - - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - - 3
South Shields - - - -
Sunderland - - - -
Microsoft Certification
North East

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 10 (83.33%) Windows
2 8 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 8 (66.67%) MCSE
2 8 (66.67%) Clustering
3 7 (58.33%) MCSA
3 7 (58.33%) Microsoft
4 6 (50.00%) Cisco
4 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (41.67%) Hyper-V
5 5 (41.67%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (41.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (41.67%) VMware
5 5 (41.67%) Citrix
5 5 (41.67%) Visual Studio
5 5 (41.67%) ITIL
6 4 (33.33%) MS Excel
7 3 (25.00%) Apache
7 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
7 3 (25.00%) OpenView
7 3 (25.00%) HP
7 3 (25.00%) IBM Notes
7 3 (25.00%) IIS
7 3 (25.00%) SQL
7 3 (25.00%) Oracle
7 3 (25.00%) DHCP
7 3 (25.00%) DNS
7 3 (25.00%) Lotus
7 3 (25.00%) Terminal Services
7 3 (25.00%) Middleware

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (25.00%) Apache
1 3 (25.00%) IBM Notes
1 3 (25.00%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (33.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) DHCP
1 3 (25.00%) DNS
2 1 (8.33%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 5 (41.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (41.67%) Team Foundation Server
1 5 (41.67%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Support Engineer
2 5 (41.67%) IT Support
2 5 (41.67%) IT Support Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Wintel Support
4 1 (8.33%) Wintel Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Professional Services Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Wintel Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Server Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Operations Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (66.67%) Clustering
2 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (83.33%) Windows
2 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) ITIL
2 1 (8.33%) Knowledge Management
2 1 (8.33%) Incident Management
2 1 (8.33%) Project Management
2 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
2 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
2 1 (8.33%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (66.67%) MCSE
2 7 (58.33%) MCSA
3 1 (8.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (8.33%) CCA
3 1 (8.33%) Citrix Certification
System Software
1 5 (41.67%) Hyper-V
2 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (25.00%) Terminal Services
2 3 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (8.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) OpenView
1 3 (25.00%) HP SIM
2 1 (8.33%) SCOM
2 1 (8.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) Microsoft
2 6 (50.00%) Cisco
3 5 (41.67%) VMware
3 5 (41.67%) Citrix
4 3 (25.00%) HP
4 3 (25.00%) Oracle
4 3 (25.00%) Lotus
5 1 (8.33%) SolarWinds
5 1 (8.33%) Apple