Period
to 19 November 2017

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 6 months to 19 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
North East > Tyne and Wear
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 71 41 83
Rank change year-on-year -30 +42 -9
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 27 146 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 2.97% 6.15% 1.58%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.01% 12.53% 5.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 105 4
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £400 £325 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.08% +23.81% -12.50%
10th Percentile £324 £205 £231
90th Percentile £638 £524 £275
North East median daily rate £400 £325 £278
% change year-on-year +23.08% +17.12% -2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 22 9
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £34.00 £28.00 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.43% +9.80% -15.00%
10th Percentile £32.40 £26.55 £14.03
90th Percentile £35.60 £28.50 £31.25
North East median hourly rate £33.00 £28.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year +17.86% +9.80% -19.05%

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 Tyne and Wear with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Tyne and Wear
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 337 1165 466
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 37.03% 49.07% 30.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 265 833 279
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £375 £330 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.64% -8.33% -4.00%
10th Percentile £272 £220 £231
90th Percentile £532 £488 £535
North East median daily rate £360 £330 £375
% change year-on-year +9.11% -12.00% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 78 43
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £36.00 £28.00 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.57% +9.80% +39.73%
10th Percentile £10.65 £15.00 £14.22
90th Percentile £50.00 £36.00 £42.15
North East median hourly rate £36.00 £28.00 £21.25
% change year-on-year +28.57% +31.76% -22.73%

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Tyne and Wear

Job postings citing Microsoft Certification as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear.

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 6 months to 19 November 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 6 months to 19 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
Newcastle upon Tyne -26 24 £400 +23.08% 2
Sunderland - 2 £430 -
Gateshead - 1 £350 -
Microsoft Certification
North East

For the 6 months to 19 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 Tyne and Wear region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 21 (77.78%) MCSE
2 20 (74.07%) Microsoft
2 20 (74.07%) Office 365
3 16 (59.26%) Windows
3 16 (59.26%) MS Exchange
4 15 (55.56%) Migration
4 15 (55.56%) Skype for Business
4 15 (55.56%) Exchange Server 2010
4 15 (55.56%) Windows Server 2012
4 15 (55.56%) Exchange Server 2013
4 15 (55.56%) Windows Server
5 14 (51.85%) Skype
5 14 (51.85%) Active Directory
6 12 (44.44%) Security Cleared
7 11 (40.74%) SC Cleared
8 9 (33.33%) SharePoint
8 9 (33.33%) SCCM
8 9 (33.33%) SQL Server
9 8 (29.63%) MCSA
9 8 (29.63%) SharePoint 2013
9 8 (29.63%) Microsoft Azure
9 8 (29.63%) SharePoint 2010
10 7 (25.93%) SQL Server 2008
10 7 (25.93%) Amazon AWS
10 7 (25.93%) Brightmail
10 7 (25.93%) OpenStack
10 7 (25.93%) Windows 10
10 7 (25.93%) Team Foundation Server
10 7 (25.93%) .NET
10 7 (25.93%) C#

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 16 (59.26%) MS Exchange
2 15 (55.56%) Exchange Server 2010
2 15 (55.56%) Exchange Server 2013
2 15 (55.56%) Skype for Business
3 9 (33.33%) SharePoint
4 8 (29.63%) SharePoint 2010
4 8 (29.63%) SharePoint 2013
5 7 (25.93%) Exchange Server 2007
5 7 (25.93%) OpenStack
6 1 (3.70%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 20 (74.07%) Office 365
2 8 (29.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (25.93%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (14.81%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (51.85%) Skype
2 4 (14.81%) PBX
2 4 (14.81%) PSTN
2 4 (14.81%) SMS
2 4 (14.81%) Unified Communications
3 2 (7.41%) DHCP
3 2 (7.41%) DNS
3 2 (7.41%) Firewall
3 2 (7.41%) NAS
3 2 (7.41%) SAN
3 2 (7.41%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 7 (25.93%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (25.93%) Team Foundation Server
1 7 (25.93%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (7.41%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 11 (40.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (18.52%) Messaging Specialist
3 4 (14.81%) Collaboration Specialist
3 4 (14.81%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (14.81%) Wintel Support
4 2 (7.41%) Architect
4 2 (7.41%) Consultant
4 2 (7.41%) Messaging Consultant
4 2 (7.41%) Support Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Technical Architect
4 2 (7.41%) Unified Communications Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Active Directory Specialist
5 1 (3.70%) Exchange Specialist
5 1 (3.70%) Lync Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Lync Specialist
5 1 (3.70%) Messaging Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Migration Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Technical Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Wintel Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Wintel Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (25.93%) .NET
1 7 (25.93%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (7.41%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.70%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 16 (59.26%) Windows
2 15 (55.56%) Windows Server
2 15 (55.56%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (25.93%) Windows 10
4 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (55.56%) Migration
2 7 (25.93%) Load Balancing
3 5 (18.52%) ITIL
4 4 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (7.41%) Facilities Management
5 2 (7.41%) Project Management
5 2 (7.41%) Server Virtualisation
6 1 (3.70%) Business Continuity
6 1 (3.70%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (3.70%) Content Management
6 1 (3.70%) Incident Management
6 1 (3.70%) Process Improvement
6 1 (3.70%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 7 (25.93%) C#
1 7 (25.93%) JavaScript
1 7 (25.93%) PowerShell
2 2 (7.41%) SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (77.78%) MCSE
2 12 (44.44%) Security Cleared
3 11 (40.74%) SC Cleared
4 8 (29.63%) MCSA
5 1 (3.70%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (3.70%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (3.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.41%) PMBOK
2 1 (3.70%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 14 (51.85%) Active Directory
2 7 (25.93%) Brightmail
3 2 (7.41%) Hyper-V
3 2 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (33.33%) SCCM
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 20 (74.07%) Microsoft
2 7 (25.93%) IronPort
3 4 (14.81%) Polycom
4 3 (11.11%) VMware
5 2 (7.41%) 3PAR
5 2 (7.41%) HP
6 1 (3.70%) BEA
6 1 (3.70%) Cisco
6 1 (3.70%) SAP