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 3 months to 25 June 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 34 30 51
Rank change year-on-year -4 +21  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 25 128 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 4.47% 7.99% 2.53%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.38% 14.29% 9.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 74 8
Median daily rate £300 £314 £306
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.45% +2.53%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £212 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £340 £344
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £330 £337
% change year-on-year -3.03% -2.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 18 1
Median hourly rate £34.00 £28.00 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.42% -8.19%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.52 £24.06 £18.25
% change year-on-year -6.40% +31.83%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in the North East.

Academic & Professional Certification
North East
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 202 896 229
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 36.14% 55.93% 27.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 599 121
Median daily rate £350 £310 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.90% -8.41%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £218 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £440 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 65 22
Median hourly rate £32.00 £28.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.28% +55.55%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.75 £19.70 £15.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.42 £36.00 £30.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £24.12
% change year-on-year +10.00% +24.37%  

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North East citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 25 June 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
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 3 months to 25 June 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
Tyne and Wear +8 24 £300 -4.76% 4
Durham -2 1 £400 +28.00% 2
Microsoft Certification
England

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 23 (76.67%) Security Cleared
2 22 (73.33%) Microsoft
2 22 (73.33%) Active Directory
3 16 (53.33%) SC Cleared
4 15 (50.00%) Windows
5 14 (46.67%) MCSE
5 14 (46.67%) ITIL
5 14 (46.67%) Windows Server
6 13 (43.33%) Office 365
7 12 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
7 12 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2013
7 12 (40.00%) MS Exchange
8 10 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
9 9 (30.00%) SharePoint
9 9 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (30.00%) Skype for Business
10 8 (26.67%) SharePoint 2013
10 8 (26.67%) Skype
10 8 (26.67%) Office Communications Server
10 8 (26.67%) SharePoint 2010
10 8 (26.67%) Microsoft Office
10 8 (26.67%) DHCP
10 8 (26.67%) DNS
11 6 (20.00%) SQL Server
12 5 (16.67%) MCSA
12 5 (16.67%) Blackberry
12 5 (16.67%) Android
12 5 (16.67%) Apple iOS
12 5 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
12 5 (16.67%) Hyper-V

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 12 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 12 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 12 (40.00%) MS Exchange
2 9 (30.00%) SharePoint
2 9 (30.00%) Skype for Business
3 8 (26.67%) Office Communications Server
3 8 (26.67%) SharePoint 2010
3 8 (26.67%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (3.33%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 8 (26.67%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 13 (43.33%) Office 365
2 5 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (26.67%) DHCP
1 8 (26.67%) DNS
1 8 (26.67%) Skype
2 1 (3.33%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 1 (3.33%) Advertising
1 1 (3.33%) Military
Job Titles
1 9 (30.00%) Wintel Support
2 5 (16.67%) Consultant
2 5 (16.67%) Messaging Consultant
2 5 (16.67%) Messaging Support
2 5 (16.67%) Support Consultant
3 4 (13.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Messaging Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Wintel Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Administrator
5 2 (6.67%) Architect
5 2 (6.67%) Support Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (3.33%) Applications Support
6 1 (3.33%) Applications Support Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) BizTalk Architect
6 1 (3.33%) DBA
6 1 (3.33%) Server Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) SQL DBA
6 1 (3.33%) SQL Server DBA
6 1 (3.33%) Technical Architect
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.67%) Blackberry
2 3 (10.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.33%) Clustering
3 1 (3.33%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (3.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 15 (50.00%) Windows
2 14 (46.67%) Windows Server
3 10 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (16.67%) Android
5 5 (16.67%) Apple iOS
5 5 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (13.33%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (46.67%) ITIL
2 5 (16.67%) Mobile Device Management
2 5 (16.67%) Visualisation
3 4 (13.33%) Migration
4 3 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (10.00%) Content Management
4 3 (10.00%) Incident Management
4 3 (10.00%) Infrastructure Management
4 3 (10.00%) Software Delivery
5 2 (6.67%) Business Continuity
5 2 (6.67%) Service Management
6 1 (3.33%) Database Mirroring
6 1 (3.33%) Project Management
6 1 (3.33%) Service Delivery
6 1 (3.33%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (76.67%) Security Cleared
2 16 (53.33%) SC Cleared
3 14 (46.67%) MCSE
4 5 (16.67%) MCSA
5 3 (10.00%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (10.00%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (10.00%) Degree
5 3 (10.00%) DV Cleared
6 1 (3.33%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.00%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 22 (73.33%) Active Directory
2 5 (16.67%) Hyper-V
3 2 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (16.67%) SCCM
2 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 22 (73.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (16.67%) Trend Micro
3 3 (10.00%) VMware
4 2 (6.67%) SAP
5 1 (3.33%) Cisco
5 1 (3.33%) HP
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