Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North East with a requirement for Microsoft Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Certification
England > North East
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 71 45 95
Rank change year-on-year -26 +50 -24
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 31 151 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 2.54% 5.61% 1.44%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.67% 12.39% 5.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 107 8
North East median daily rate £400 £325 £278
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.08% +17.12% -2.63%
10th Percentile £315 £205 £239
90th Percentile £638 £533 £333
England median daily rate £338 £340 £330
% change year-on-year -0.74% +3.03% +1.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 22 9
North East median hourly rate £33.00 £28.00 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.86% +9.80% -19.05%
10th Percentile £16.78 £26.55 £14.03
90th Percentile £35.40 £28.50 £31.25
England median hourly rate £16.00 £21.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -23.81% +23.53% -

Microsoft Certification is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the North East with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
North East
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 404 1219 551
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 33.14% 45.25% 27.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 312 860 316
North East median daily rate £361 £330 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.33% -12.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £263 £220 £228
90th Percentile £520 £497 £535
England median daily rate £425 £423 £400
% change year-on-year +0.59% +5.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 83 65
North East median hourly rate £36.00 £28.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.57% +30.23% -21.82%
10th Percentile £10.25 £14.30 £12.10
90th Percentile £50.00 £36.00 £41.30
England median hourly rate £25.12 £26.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year -3.38% +8.33% +26.32%

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

Job postings citing Microsoft Certification as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North East.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Certification in the North East

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification in the North East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Certification in the North East

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in the North East over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Certification in the North East

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in the North East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Certification in the North East

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in the North East over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft Certification in the North East

Microsoft Certification
Contract Job Locations in the North East

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 North East region over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear -20 27 £400 +23.08% 3
Durham +2 3 £400 +45.45%
Microsoft Certification
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 North East region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 24 (77.42%) Microsoft
2 23 (74.19%) MCSE
3 22 (70.97%) Office 365
4 19 (61.29%) Windows
5 17 (54.84%) Active Directory
5 17 (54.84%) MS Exchange
5 17 (54.84%) Windows Server
6 16 (51.61%) Skype for Business
6 16 (51.61%) Exchange Server 2010
6 16 (51.61%) Windows Server 2012
6 16 (51.61%) Exchange Server 2013
6 16 (51.61%) Migration
7 15 (48.39%) Skype
8 12 (38.71%) Security Cleared
9 11 (35.48%) SC Cleared
10 10 (32.26%) SharePoint
10 10 (32.26%) SQL Server
11 9 (29.03%) SCCM
11 9 (29.03%) Microsoft Azure
11 9 (29.03%) SharePoint 2010
11 9 (29.03%) SharePoint 2013
12 8 (25.81%) PowerShell
12 8 (25.81%) Team Foundation Server
12 8 (25.81%) Windows 10
12 8 (25.81%) Brightmail
12 8 (25.81%) Exchange Server 2007
12 8 (25.81%) IronPort
12 8 (25.81%) Load Balancing
12 8 (25.81%) C#
12 8 (25.81%) JavaScript

Microsoft Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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 17 (54.84%) MS Exchange
2 16 (51.61%) Exchange Server 2010
2 16 (51.61%) Exchange Server 2013
2 16 (51.61%) Skype for Business
3 10 (32.26%) SharePoint
4 9 (29.03%) SharePoint 2010
4 9 (29.03%) SharePoint 2013
5 8 (25.81%) Exchange Server 2007
6 7 (22.58%) OpenStack
7 1 (3.23%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (3.23%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 22 (70.97%) Office 365
2 9 (29.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (22.58%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (16.13%) SaaS
5 1 (3.23%) IaaS
5 1 (3.23%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (48.39%) Skype
2 4 (12.90%) PBX
2 4 (12.90%) PSTN
2 4 (12.90%) SMS
2 4 (12.90%) Unified Communications
3 3 (9.68%) DHCP
3 3 (9.68%) DNS
3 3 (9.68%) Firewall
4 2 (6.45%) NAS
4 2 (6.45%) SAN
4 2 (6.45%) VPN
5 1 (3.23%) LAN
5 1 (3.23%) TCP/IP
5 1 (3.23%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (32.26%) SQL Server
2 7 (22.58%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 8 (25.81%) Team Foundation Server
1 8 (25.81%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (6.45%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.23%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 11 (35.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (19.35%) Messaging Specialist
3 5 (16.13%) Collaboration Specialist
4 4 (12.90%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (12.90%) Wintel Support
5 3 (9.68%) Architect
5 3 (9.68%) Consultant
5 3 (9.68%) Messaging Consultant
6 2 (6.45%) Support Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Technical Architect
6 2 (6.45%) Unified Communications Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) 1st Line Support
7 1 (3.23%) BizTalk Architect
7 1 (3.23%) Collaboration Consultant
7 1 (3.23%) IT Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) Lync Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) Lync Specialist
7 1 (3.23%) Migration Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) Technology Consultant
7 1 (3.23%) Wintel Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (25.81%) .NET
1 8 (25.81%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.90%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (6.45%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.23%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.23%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 19 (61.29%) Windows
2 17 (54.84%) Windows Server
3 16 (51.61%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (25.81%) Windows 10
5 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (3.23%) Windows 7
6 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (51.61%) Migration
2 8 (25.81%) Load Balancing
3 6 (19.35%) ITIL
4 4 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (6.45%) Facilities Management
5 2 (6.45%) Project Management
5 2 (6.45%) Server Virtualisation
6 1 (3.23%) Business Continuity
6 1 (3.23%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (3.23%) Content Management
6 1 (3.23%) Incident Management
6 1 (3.23%) ITIL V3
6 1 (3.23%) Process Improvement
6 1 (3.23%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 8 (25.81%) C#
1 8 (25.81%) JavaScript
1 8 (25.81%) PowerShell
2 2 (6.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (74.19%) MCSE
2 12 (38.71%) Security Cleared
3 11 (35.48%) SC Cleared
4 8 (25.81%) MCSA
5 1 (3.23%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (3.23%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (3.23%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) PMBOK
2 1 (3.23%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 17 (54.84%) Active Directory
2 8 (25.81%) Brightmail
3 2 (6.45%) Hyper-V
3 2 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (29.03%) SCCM
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 24 (77.42%) Microsoft
2 8 (25.81%) IronPort
3 4 (12.90%) Polycom
3 4 (12.90%) VMware
4 2 (6.45%) 3PAR
4 2 (6.45%) Cisco
4 2 (6.45%) Citrix
4 2 (6.45%) HP
5 1 (3.23%) BEA
5 1 (3.23%) SAP