The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Newcastle upon Tyne region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 9 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within the Microsoft Corporation.

3 months to
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 6 12 9
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 217 77 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 21.25% 11.70% 12.84%
As % of the Vendors category 38.75% 29.28% 27.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 46 46
Median daily rate £350 £369 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.08% +11.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £533 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 5 5
Median hourly rate £27.50 £14.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+96.42% -49.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.00 £10.94
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £19.71 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.73 £15.00 £14.93
% change year-on-year
-1.80% +0.45%
Microsoft
Tyne and Wear

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Newcastle upon Tyne region.

Vendors Category
Newcastle upon Tyne
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
560 263 257
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 54.85% 39.97% 47.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 398 156 169
Median daily rate £349 £364 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.05% +4.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £533 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 23 9
Median hourly rate £25.25 £26.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.71% -3.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £17.49 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.35 £50.50 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +5.88%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Newcastle upon Tyne region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft across the Newcastle upon Tyne region.

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in Newcastle upon Tyne

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Newcastle upon Tyne region over the 3 months to 9 December 2016.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in Newcastle upon Tyne

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Newcastle upon Tyne region.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Histogram in Newcastle upon Tyne

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Newcastle upon Tyne region over the 3 months to 9 December 2016.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Newcastle upon Tyne

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 9 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft 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 Newcastle upon Tyne region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 334 (68.58%) Windows
2 230 (47.23%) Active Directory
3 206 (42.30%) Security Cleared
4 184 (37.78%) Windows Server
5 169 (34.70%) SC Cleared
5 169 (34.70%) ITIL
6 151 (31.01%) MS Excel
7 133 (27.31%) DNS
8 124 (25.46%) DHCP
9 121 (24.85%) SQL Server
10 115 (23.61%) VMware
11 106 (21.77%) HP
12 89 (18.28%) Microsoft Certification
12 89 (18.28%) Unix
13 86 (17.66%) SQL
14 85 (17.45%) BPSS Clearance
15 84 (17.25%) Change Management
15 84 (17.25%) Degree
16 83 (17.04%) AIX
17 82 (16.84%) VMware Infrastructure
18 79 (16.22%) Citrix
19 78 (16.02%) Problem Management
20 75 (15.40%) Linux
21 74 (15.20%) Windows Server 2008
22 72 (14.78%) Computer Science
23 71 (14.58%) Oracle
24 69 (14.17%) Disclosure Scotland
25 67 (13.76%) Windows Server 2003
26 66 (13.55%) Service Delivery
27 64 (13.14%) Solaris

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne 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 60 (12.32%) WebLogic
2 57 (11.70%) SharePoint
3 55 (11.29%) IIS
4 50 (10.27%) MS Exchange
5 46 (9.45%) WebSphere
6 44 (9.03%) Exchange Server 2010
7 40 (8.21%) Skype for Business
8 38 (7.80%) Exchange Server 2013
9 30 (6.16%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 26 (5.34%) OpenStack
11 21 (4.31%) SharePoint 2010
12 20 (4.11%) Office Communications Server
13 18 (3.70%) Apache
13 18 (3.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 17 (3.49%) MQSeries
14 17 (3.49%) SharePoint 2013
14 17 (3.49%) WebSphere Application Server
15 15 (3.08%) Tuxedo
16 13 (2.67%) BizTalk Server
16 13 (2.67%) SAS
Applications
1 151 (31.01%) MS Excel
2 47 (9.65%) MS Office
3 33 (6.78%) MS PowerPoint
4 17 (3.49%) MS Project
5 12 (2.46%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.41%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 13 (2.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (2.26%) OpenText MBPM
3 2 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 40 (8.21%) IaaS
1 40 (8.21%) PaaS
1 40 (8.21%) SaaS
2 37 (7.60%) Office 365
3 12 (2.46%) HP Helion
4 9 (1.85%) Amazon AWS
5 7 (1.44%) Google Cloud Platform
6 6 (1.23%) Amazon EC2
6 6 (1.23%) Google App Engine
7 3 (0.62%) Microsoft Azure
8 2 (0.41%) DigitalOcean
8 2 (0.41%) GitHub
8 2 (0.41%) Google Analytics
8 2 (0.41%) Linode
9 1 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 133 (27.31%) DNS
2 124 (25.46%) DHCP
3 34 (6.98%) HTTP
4 30 (6.16%) Intranet
5 29 (5.95%) Skype
6 26 (5.34%) Firewall
7 23 (4.72%) Internet
8 21 (4.31%) SSL
9 20 (4.11%) TCP/IP
10 19 (3.90%) WAN
11 18 (3.70%) LAN
12 15 (3.08%) HTTPS
13 13 (2.67%) NAS
14 12 (2.46%) Kerberos
14 12 (2.46%) LDAP
14 12 (2.46%) SAN
14 12 (2.46%) X.500
15 10 (2.05%) iSCSI
16 7 (1.44%) IPsec
16 7 (1.44%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 121 (24.85%) SQL Server
2 27 (5.54%) Relational Database
3 15 (3.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 13 (2.67%) BusinessObjects
5 10 (2.05%) RDBMS
5 10 (2.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 8 (1.64%) SQL Server 2005
6 8 (1.64%) SQL Server 2008
6 8 (1.64%) SQL Server 2012
7 7 (1.44%) OLTP
8 5 (1.03%) MySQL
8 5 (1.03%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 5 (1.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (0.82%) SAS Enterprise Miner
10 3 (0.62%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (0.41%) Data Mining
11 2 (0.41%) DataStage
11 2 (0.41%) IBM InfoSphere
11 2 (0.41%) Oracle Reports
11 2 (0.41%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 23 (4.72%) MSI
2 13 (2.67%) Visual Studio
3 9 (1.85%) Jenkins
4 8 (1.64%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (1.23%) Travis CI
6 4 (0.82%) NMock
6 4 (0.82%) WiX
7 3 (0.62%) Cucumber
7 3 (0.62%) HP UFT
7 3 (0.62%) JIRA
7 3 (0.62%) JMeter
7 3 (0.62%) LoadRunner
7 3 (0.62%) Selenium
8 2 (0.41%) Git (software)
8 2 (0.41%) GitLab
8 2 (0.41%) StarTeam
8 2 (0.41%) Subversion
8 2 (0.41%) Vagrant
9 1 (0.21%) MSTest
9 1 (0.21%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 35 (7.19%) Finance
2 13 (2.67%) Manufacturing
3 10 (2.05%) Advertising
4 5 (1.03%) Publishing
5 3 (0.62%) Billing
6 2 (0.41%) Legal
7 1 (0.21%) Banking
7 1 (0.21%) Games
7 1 (0.21%) German Language
7 1 (0.21%) Retail
Job Titles
1 76 (15.61%) Support Engineer
2 49 (10.06%) Developer
3 29 (5.95%) Analyst
4 23 (4.72%) Administrator
5 22 (4.52%) Architect
5 22 (4.52%) Wintel Engineer
6 20 (4.11%) Project Manager
7 19 (3.90%) 3rd Line Support
7 19 (3.90%) Support Specialist
8 18 (3.70%) Consultant
8 18 (3.70%) Desktop Engineer
9 17 (3.49%) Infrastructure Architect
9 17 (3.49%) Sitecore Developer
10 16 (3.29%) .NET Developer
10 16 (3.29%) Solutions Architect
11 15 (3.08%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 14 (2.87%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
12 14 (2.87%) Unix Support
13 13 (2.67%) 2nd Line Support
13 13 (2.67%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (11.50%) .NET
2 48 (9.86%) Middleware
3 40 (8.21%) ASP.NET
4 27 (5.54%) XML
5 18 (3.70%) HTML
6 17 (3.49%) IBM Integration Bus
7 16 (3.29%) J2EE
8 11 (2.26%) .NET Framework
9 9 (1.85%) Web Services
10 6 (1.23%) Servlets
11 5 (1.03%) CSS
11 5 (1.03%) jQuery
12 3 (0.62%) MDX
13 2 (0.41%) ASP.NET MVC
13 2 (0.41%) Entity Framework
13 2 (0.41%) LAMP
13 2 (0.41%) LAPP Stack
13 2 (0.41%) Ruby on Rails
13 2 (0.41%) SailPoint
13 2 (0.41%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 72 (14.78%) Computer Science
2 61 (12.53%) Analytical Skills
3 41 (8.42%) Data Centre
4 37 (7.60%) Management Information System
5 31 (6.37%) Clustering
6 21 (4.31%) Private Cloud
7 18 (3.70%) PKI
8 15 (3.08%) Replication
9 14 (2.87%) Enterprise Software
10 11 (2.26%) Blackberry
10 11 (2.26%) Tandem
11 10 (2.05%) Visualisation
12 7 (1.44%) Mobile App
13 6 (1.23%) Fat Client
13 6 (1.23%) Thin Client
14 5 (1.03%) CMDB
14 5 (1.03%) Public Cloud
15 4 (0.82%) Economics
16 3 (0.62%) CESG
17 2 (0.41%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 334 (68.58%) Windows
2 184 (37.78%) Windows Server
3 89 (18.28%) Unix
4 83 (17.04%) AIX
5 75 (15.40%) Linux
6 74 (15.20%) Windows Server 2008
7 67 (13.76%) Windows Server 2003
8 64 (13.14%) Solaris
9 48 (9.86%) Windows 7
9 48 (9.86%) Windows Server 2012
10 47 (9.65%) Windows XP
11 24 (4.93%) Windows 2000
12 22 (4.52%) Android
12 22 (4.52%) Apple iOS
13 17 (3.49%) OS/390
14 14 (2.87%) Windows 8
15 12 (2.46%) Windows 10
16 11 (2.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 10 (2.05%) HPUX
18 5 (1.03%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 169 (34.70%) ITIL
2 84 (17.25%) Change Management
3 78 (16.02%) Problem Management
4 66 (13.55%) Service Delivery
5 59 (12.11%) Release Management
6 55 (11.29%) Agile Software Development
7 52 (10.68%) DevOps
8 50 (10.27%) Incident Management
9 43 (8.83%) Migration
10 42 (8.62%) Root Cause Analysis
11 41 (8.42%) Open Source
11 41 (8.42%) Project Management
12 39 (8.01%) Configuration Management
12 39 (8.01%) PRINCE2
13 32 (6.57%) QMS
14 30 (6.16%) Service Management
15 29 (5.95%) ITSM
15 29 (5.95%) Software Delivery
16 25 (5.13%) Data Management
17 24 (4.93%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 86 (17.66%) SQL
2 64 (13.14%) PowerShell
3 52 (10.68%) C#
4 43 (8.83%) Java
5 34 (6.98%) C
6 33 (6.78%) JavaScript
7 27 (5.54%) VB
8 25 (5.13%) T-SQL
9 17 (3.49%) VBScript
10 14 (2.87%) Perl
11 11 (2.26%) C++
12 10 (2.05%) Python
13 7 (1.44%) Jython
14 5 (1.03%) Ruby
15 4 (0.82%) Shell Script
16 2 (0.41%) PHP
16 2 (0.41%) VB.NET
17 1 (0.21%) JCL
17 1 (0.21%) Korn
17 1 (0.21%) REXX
Qualifications
1 206 (42.30%) Security Cleared
2 169 (34.70%) SC Cleared
3 89 (18.28%) Microsoft Certification
4 85 (17.45%) BPSS Clearance
5 84 (17.25%) Degree
6 51 (10.47%) MCSE
7 22 (4.52%) ITIL Certification
8 20 (4.11%) MCSA
9 11 (2.26%) MCP
9 11 (2.26%) MCTS
10 9 (1.85%) DV Cleared
11 4 (0.82%) MCITP
12 3 (0.62%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 2 (0.41%) ECDL
13 2 (0.41%) PMI Certification
13 2 (0.41%) PMP
14 1 (0.21%) CAPM
14 1 (0.21%) ISTQB
14 1 (0.21%) MCDST
14 1 (0.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (14.17%) Disclosure Scotland
2 53 (10.88%) SLA
3 22 (4.52%) ISO 9001
4 4 (0.82%) QA
System Software
1 230 (47.23%) Active Directory
2 82 (16.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 62 (12.73%) Microsoft App-V
4 44 (9.03%) XenApp
5 34 (6.98%) XenDesktop
5 34 (6.98%) XenServer
6 29 (5.95%) Hyper-V
7 18 (3.70%) vSphere
8 13 (2.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 13 (2.67%) Virtual Servers
8 13 (2.67%) VMware ESXi
9 10 (2.05%) Terminal Services
10 9 (1.85%) VMware Workstation
10 9 (1.85%) Xen
11 2 (0.41%) Firmware
11 2 (0.41%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 2 (0.41%) VirtualBox
11 2 (0.41%) VMware ESX
12 1 (0.21%) Brightmail
12 1 (0.21%) NFS
Systems Management
1 45 (9.24%) SCCM
2 30 (6.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 20 (4.11%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 17 (3.49%) Microsoft Clustering
5 16 (3.29%) XenMobile
6 13 (2.67%) Puppet
7 12 (2.46%) NetBackup
8 10 (2.05%) AirWatch
8 10 (2.05%) EdgeSight
8 10 (2.05%) OpenView
8 10 (2.05%) Perfmon
8 10 (2.05%) SafeCom
8 10 (2.05%) Tivoli
8 10 (2.05%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 9 (1.85%) HP Data Protector
9 9 (1.85%) HP Operations Orchestration
10 7 (1.44%) HP SIM
10 7 (1.44%) WSUS
11 6 (1.23%) SCOrch
12 5 (1.03%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 115 (23.61%) VMware
2 106 (21.77%) HP
3 79 (16.22%) Citrix
4 71 (14.58%) Oracle
5 49 (10.06%) AppSense
6 30 (6.16%) CA
7 29 (5.95%) ServiceNow
8 22 (4.52%) IBM
9 21 (4.31%) Symantec
10 20 (4.11%) Sitecore
11 18 (3.70%) ThinPrint
12 17 (3.49%) SAP
13 15 (3.08%) TIBCO
14 12 (2.46%) Sun
15 11 (2.26%) Axway
15 11 (2.26%) Fujitsu
15 11 (2.26%) Red Hat
15 11 (2.26%) Trend Micro
16 10 (2.05%) Lotus
16 10 (2.05%) Siemens
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