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 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certification
North East / Tyne and Wear
Rank 76 65 -
Rank change year-on-year -11 -  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 4 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 0.68% 0.43% -
As % of the Qualifications category 2.68% 1.27% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 0
Median daily rate £290 £240 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.83% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £350 £310
% change year-on-year -8.57% +12.90%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £14.60 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.09 £18.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year +0.50% +28.57%  

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 149 236 145
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear 25.47% 33.81% 31.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 157 78
Median daily rate £360 £318 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.38% -2.30%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 7
Median hourly rate £38.75 £16.99 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +128.07% +5.13%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.73 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.90 £18.20 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.75
% change year-on-year -25.20% +75.82%  

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 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 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 March 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 -9 4 £290 +20.83% 2
Microsoft Certification
North East

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 13 (81.25%) MCSE
1 13 (81.25%) Windows
1 13 (81.25%) Microsoft
2 11 (68.75%) Active Directory
3 10 (62.50%) DNS
3 10 (62.50%) Security Cleared
3 10 (62.50%) Windows Server
4 9 (56.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (56.25%) Office 365
4 9 (56.25%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (50.00%) MS Exchange
5 8 (50.00%) DHCP
5 8 (50.00%) MS Excel
5 8 (50.00%) SharePoint
5 8 (50.00%) MS Office
5 8 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
5 8 (50.00%) Skype for Business
5 8 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (50.00%) SC Cleared
5 8 (50.00%) Skype
6 7 (43.75%) Office Communications Server
6 7 (43.75%) Hyper-V
6 7 (43.75%) Trend Micro
6 7 (43.75%) Visualisation
6 7 (43.75%) SharePoint 2010
6 7 (43.75%) Android
6 7 (43.75%) Apple iOS
6 7 (43.75%) Mobile Device Management
6 7 (43.75%) SharePoint 2013
6 7 (43.75%) Blackberry

Microsoft Certification
Top Related 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 8 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 8 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 8 (50.00%) MS Exchange
1 8 (50.00%) SharePoint
1 8 (50.00%) Skype for Business
2 7 (43.75%) Office Communications Server
2 7 (43.75%) SharePoint 2010
2 7 (43.75%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (6.25%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (50.00%) MS Excel
1 8 (50.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (56.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (62.50%) DNS
2 8 (50.00%) DHCP
2 8 (50.00%) Skype
3 1 (6.25%) Firewall
3 1 (6.25%) Internet
3 1 (6.25%) Intranet
3 1 (6.25%) Kerberos
3 1 (6.25%) LDAP
3 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
3 1 (6.25%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) DTS
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (6.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Consultant
1 7 (43.75%) Messaging Support
1 7 (43.75%) Support Consultant
2 6 (37.50%) Messaging Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (12.50%) Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Desktop Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Desktop Support
4 1 (6.25%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Messaging Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Messaging Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Support Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Support Specialist
4 1 (6.25%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Wintel Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) Middleware
1 1 (6.25%) REST
1 1 (6.25%) SOAP
1 1 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (43.75%) Blackberry
2 3 (18.75%) Computer Science
3 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (6.25%) AS400
4 1 (6.25%) Clustering
4 1 (6.25%) Mainframe
4 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
4 1 (6.25%) PKI
4 1 (6.25%) Replication
4 1 (6.25%) Tandem
4 1 (6.25%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 13 (81.25%) Windows
2 10 (62.50%) Windows Server
3 9 (56.25%) Windows Server 2003
3 9 (56.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (43.75%) Android
4 7 (43.75%) Apple iOS
5 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (12.50%) Linux
6 2 (12.50%) Unix
7 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) Mobile Device Management
1 7 (43.75%) Visualisation
2 4 (25.00%) ITIL
3 2 (12.50%) Content Management
3 2 (12.50%) Migration
4 1 (6.25%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (6.25%) Change Control
4 1 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (6.25%) Incident Management
4 1 (6.25%) ITSM
4 1 (6.25%) Load Balancing
4 1 (6.25%) Network Management
4 1 (6.25%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (6.25%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (6.25%) SAP Security
4 1 (6.25%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 13 (81.25%) MCSE
2 10 (62.50%) Security Cleared
3 8 (50.00%) SC Cleared
4 4 (25.00%) Degree
5 3 (18.75%) MCP
6 2 (12.50%) CCNA
6 2 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (6.25%) A+ Certification
7 1 (6.25%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (6.25%) CCA
7 1 (6.25%) CCNP
7 1 (6.25%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (6.25%) MCDBA
7 1 (6.25%) MCDST
7 1 (6.25%) MCSA
7 1 (6.25%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (68.75%) Active Directory
2 7 (43.75%) Hyper-V
3 1 (6.25%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Clustering
1 1 (6.25%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 13 (81.25%) Microsoft
2 7 (43.75%) Trend Micro
3 1 (6.25%) Citrix
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle
3 1 (6.25%) SAP
3 1 (6.25%) Veritas
3 1 (6.25%) VMware