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 1 May 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
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 62 56 55
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 30 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 3.07% 0.67% 0.75%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.10% 2.27% 1.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 0 3
Average daily rate £269 - £245
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 - £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £285 - £329
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £20.30 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -
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
492 176 212
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 50.36% 29.63% 39.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 314 100 148
Average daily rate £300 £325 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +32.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £242 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £427 £512 £392
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 10 0
Average hourly rate £26.58 £16.16 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+64.44% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

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
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 1 May 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 1 May 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Newcastle upon Tyne -13 28 £269 - 2
Sunderland - 2 - -
Microsoft Certification
North East

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 26 (76.47%) Microsoft
2 22 (64.71%) ITIL
3 21 (61.76%) Security Cleared
4 19 (55.88%) Windows
5 17 (50.00%) MCSE
5 17 (50.00%) SC Cleared
6 16 (47.06%) HP
7 14 (41.18%) Active Directory
7 14 (41.18%) Degree
7 14 (41.18%) Computer Science
8 13 (38.24%) SQL
8 13 (38.24%) Windows Server
9 11 (32.35%) Windows Server 2008
9 11 (32.35%) SQL Server
9 11 (32.35%) DNS
9 11 (32.35%) DHCP
9 11 (32.35%) Cisco Certification
10 10 (29.41%) SharePoint
10 10 (29.41%) Oracle
10 10 (29.41%) MCDBA
10 10 (29.41%) VMware
10 10 (29.41%) Clustering
11 9 (26.47%) VMware Infrastructure
12 8 (23.53%) Citrix
12 8 (23.53%) Windows Server 2003
13 7 (20.59%) CCNA
13 7 (20.59%) Middleware
13 7 (20.59%) MCP
13 7 (20.59%) MS Excel
13 7 (20.59%) OpenView

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

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 10 (29.41%) SharePoint
2 6 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2013
2 6 (17.65%) MS Exchange
2 6 (17.65%) Skype for Business
3 4 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (11.76%) IIS
3 4 (11.76%) OpenStack
4 3 (8.82%) Apache
4 3 (8.82%) IBM Notes
4 3 (8.82%) Office Communications Server
5 2 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (5.88%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (5.88%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 7 (20.59%) MS Excel
2 3 (8.82%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (20.59%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (32.35%) DHCP
1 11 (32.35%) DNS
2 4 (11.76%) Firewall
2 4 (11.76%) Skype
3 3 (8.82%) SAN
4 2 (5.88%) TCP/IP
4 2 (5.88%) VoIP
5 1 (2.94%) 3G
5 1 (2.94%) Ethernet
5 1 (2.94%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (2.94%) HTTP
5 1 (2.94%) HTTPS
5 1 (2.94%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (32.35%) SQL Server
2 4 (11.76%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
2 4 (11.76%) BusinessObjects
2 4 (11.76%) SQL Server 2000
2 4 (11.76%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (11.76%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.94%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (11.76%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 3 (8.82%) MSI
General
1 1 (2.94%) Marketing
1 1 (2.94%) Military
Job Titles
1 7 (20.59%) Support Engineer
2 4 (11.76%) Analyst
2 4 (11.76%) DBA
2 4 (11.76%) Messaging Support
2 4 (11.76%) Service Analyst
2 4 (11.76%) Service Desk Analyst
2 4 (11.76%) SQL DBA
2 4 (11.76%) Wintel Engineer
3 3 (8.82%) 3rd Line Support
3 3 (8.82%) Messaging Engineer
3 3 (8.82%) Messaging Support Engineer
4 2 (5.88%) 1st/2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (5.88%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (5.88%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
4 2 (5.88%) ITIL Service Analyst
4 2 (5.88%) ITIL Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (5.88%) Messaging Specialist
4 2 (5.88%) SC Cleared DBA
5 1 (2.94%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 1 (2.94%) Production DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (20.59%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 14 (41.18%) Computer Science
2 10 (29.41%) Clustering
3 6 (17.65%) Management Information System
4 5 (14.71%) User Experience
5 4 (11.76%) AS400
5 4 (11.76%) Mainframe
5 4 (11.76%) Replication
5 4 (11.76%) Tandem
6 2 (5.88%) Blackberry
6 2 (5.88%) Visualisation
7 1 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (2.94%) Data Centre
7 1 (2.94%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (2.94%) Fat Client
7 1 (2.94%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 19 (55.88%) Windows
2 13 (38.24%) Windows Server
3 11 (32.35%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (23.53%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (20.59%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (14.71%) Linux
6 5 (14.71%) Unix
7 2 (5.88%) Android
7 2 (5.88%) Apple iOS
8 1 (2.94%) Debian
8 1 (2.94%) HPUX
8 1 (2.94%) SUSE
8 1 (2.94%) Windows 10
8 1 (2.94%) Windows 7
8 1 (2.94%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (64.71%) ITIL
2 6 (17.65%) Incident Management
2 6 (17.65%) Root Cause Analysis
3 5 (14.71%) High Availability
3 5 (14.71%) ITSM
3 5 (14.71%) Service Delivery
4 4 (11.76%) Change Management
4 4 (11.76%) Network Management
4 4 (11.76%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (11.76%) Problem Management
4 4 (11.76%) SAP Security
5 3 (8.82%) Application Packaging
5 3 (8.82%) Coaching
5 3 (8.82%) Load Balancing
5 3 (8.82%) Mentoring
5 3 (8.82%) Migration
5 3 (8.82%) QMS
5 3 (8.82%) Quality Management
5 3 (8.82%) Release Management
6 2 (5.88%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 13 (38.24%) SQL
2 6 (17.65%) PowerShell
3 4 (11.76%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.94%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.94%) Perl
4 1 (2.94%) Python
Qualifications
1 21 (61.76%) Security Cleared
2 17 (50.00%) MCSE
2 17 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 14 (41.18%) Degree
4 11 (32.35%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (29.41%) MCDBA
6 7 (20.59%) CCNA
6 7 (20.59%) MCP
7 6 (17.65%) BPSS Clearance
7 6 (17.65%) CCNP
8 3 (8.82%) MCSA
8 3 (8.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (5.88%) MCTS
10 1 (2.94%) CCA
10 1 (2.94%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (2.94%) DV Cleared
10 1 (2.94%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (2.94%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (17.65%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (11.76%) SLA
3 3 (8.82%) ISO 9001
4 1 (2.94%) QA
System Software
1 14 (41.18%) Active Directory
2 9 (26.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (14.71%) Microsoft App-V
3 5 (14.71%) vSphere
4 4 (11.76%) Hyper-V
5 3 (8.82%) Terminal Services
5 3 (8.82%) XenApp
6 2 (5.88%) Brightmail
6 2 (5.88%) XenDesktop
6 2 (5.88%) XenServer
7 1 (2.94%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (2.94%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 1 (2.94%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 7 (20.59%) OpenView
1 7 (20.59%) Perfmon
2 5 (14.71%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 3 (8.82%) HP SIM
4 2 (5.88%) SCCM
4 2 (5.88%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (2.94%) NetBackup
5 1 (2.94%) OVSD
5 1 (2.94%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 26 (76.47%) Microsoft
2 16 (47.06%) HP
3 10 (29.41%) Oracle
3 10 (29.41%) VMware
4 8 (23.53%) Citrix
5 4 (11.76%) Cisco
5 4 (11.76%) Meridio
5 4 (11.76%) Red Hat
5 4 (11.76%) SAP
5 4 (11.76%) ServiceNow
6 3 (8.82%) Lotus
6 3 (8.82%) ThinPrint
7 2 (5.88%) Compaq
7 2 (5.88%) Dell
7 2 (5.88%) IronPort
7 2 (5.88%) Symantec
7 2 (5.88%) Trend Micro
8 1 (2.94%) AppSense
8 1 (2.94%) Veritas
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