The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear with a requirement for Microsoft Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 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
North East / Tyne and Wear
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 23 28 42
Rank change year-on-year +5 +14  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 24 132 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 6.27% 9.21% 2.73%
As % of the Qualifications category 15.69% 15.03% 9.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 74 4
Median daily rate £300 £318 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.51% +15.45%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £212 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £340 £301
UK excluding London median daily rate £318 £330 £340
% change year-on-year -3.56% -2.94%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 23 2
Median hourly rate £34.00 £28.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.42% +27.27%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £20.16 £15.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £29.30 £28.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.52 £26.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year -15.01% +41.33%  

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 Tyne and Wear.

Academic & Professional Certification
Tyne and Wear
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 153 878 182
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear 39.95% 61.27% 29.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 585 101
Median daily rate £358 £308 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.26% -6.10%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £218 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £435 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 70 12
Median hourly rate £32.00 £28.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.28% +1.81%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £19.70 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.70 £36.00 £38.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.50 £24.12
% change year-on-year +14.03% +18.15%  

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Tyne and Wear

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 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 Tyne and Wear

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Certification in Tyne and Wear

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Tyne and Wear over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Certification in Tyne and Wear

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Certification 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 27 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
Newcastle upon Tyne +7 23 £300 -4.45% 2
Gateshead - 1 £350 -
Microsoft Certification
North East

For the 6 months to 27 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 Tyne and Wear region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 23 (82.14%) Security Cleared
2 22 (78.57%) Active Directory
3 21 (75.00%) Microsoft
4 16 (57.14%) SC Cleared
5 15 (53.57%) Windows
6 14 (50.00%) ITIL
6 14 (50.00%) Windows Server
7 13 (46.43%) Office 365
7 13 (46.43%) MCSE
8 12 (42.86%) MS Exchange
8 12 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2010
8 12 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2013
9 10 (35.71%) Windows Server 2003
10 9 (32.14%) SharePoint
10 9 (32.14%) Windows Server 2008
10 9 (32.14%) Skype for Business
11 8 (28.57%) SharePoint 2013
11 8 (28.57%) Skype
11 8 (28.57%) Office Communications Server
11 8 (28.57%) SharePoint 2010
11 8 (28.57%) Microsoft Office
11 8 (28.57%) DHCP
11 8 (28.57%) DNS
12 5 (17.86%) Blackberry
12 5 (17.86%) SQL Server
12 5 (17.86%) MCSA
12 5 (17.86%) Apple iOS
12 5 (17.86%) Android
12 5 (17.86%) SQL Server 2008
12 5 (17.86%) Hyper-V

Microsoft Certification
Co-occurring 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 12 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2010
1 12 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2013
1 12 (42.86%) MS Exchange
2 9 (32.14%) SharePoint
2 9 (32.14%) Skype for Business
3 8 (28.57%) Office Communications Server
3 8 (28.57%) SharePoint 2010
3 8 (28.57%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 8 (28.57%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 13 (46.43%) Office 365
2 5 (17.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (28.57%) DHCP
1 8 (28.57%) DNS
1 8 (28.57%) Skype
2 1 (3.57%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.86%) SQL Server
1 5 (17.86%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 1 (3.57%) Military
Job Titles
1 9 (32.14%) Wintel Support
2 5 (17.86%) Consultant
2 5 (17.86%) Messaging Consultant
2 5 (17.86%) Messaging Support
2 5 (17.86%) Support Consultant
3 4 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Messaging Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Wintel Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Administrator
5 2 (7.14%) Support Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (3.57%) Applications Support
6 1 (3.57%) Applications Support Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Architect
6 1 (3.57%) DBA
6 1 (3.57%) Server Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) SQL DBA
6 1 (3.57%) SQL Server DBA
6 1 (3.57%) Technical Architect
6 1 (3.57%) Wintel Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.86%) Blackberry
2 3 (10.71%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.57%) Clustering
3 1 (3.57%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 15 (53.57%) Windows
2 14 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 10 (35.71%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (32.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (17.86%) Android
5 5 (17.86%) Apple iOS
5 5 (17.86%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (14.29%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (50.00%) ITIL
2 5 (17.86%) Mobile Device Management
2 5 (17.86%) Visualisation
3 4 (14.29%) Migration
4 3 (10.71%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (10.71%) Content Management
4 3 (10.71%) Incident Management
4 3 (10.71%) Infrastructure Management
4 3 (10.71%) Software Delivery
5 2 (7.14%) Business Continuity
5 2 (7.14%) Service Management
6 1 (3.57%) Database Mirroring
6 1 (3.57%) Project Management
6 1 (3.57%) Service Delivery
6 1 (3.57%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (82.14%) Security Cleared
2 16 (57.14%) SC Cleared
3 13 (46.43%) MCSE
4 5 (17.86%) MCSA
5 3 (10.71%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (10.71%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (10.71%) Degree
5 3 (10.71%) DV Cleared
6 1 (3.57%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.71%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 22 (78.57%) Active Directory
2 5 (17.86%) Hyper-V
3 2 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (17.86%) SCCM
2 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 21 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (17.86%) Trend Micro
3 3 (10.71%) VMware
4 2 (7.14%) SAP
5 1 (3.57%) Cisco
5 1 (3.57%) HP
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
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