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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 27 February 2015 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.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 9 4 2
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 42 85 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 12.77% 26.48% 21.39%
As % of the Vendors category 30.43% 41.46% 39.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 48 10
Average daily rate
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£335 £240 £256
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+39.37% -6.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £188 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £492 £312 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 7
Average hourly rate £11.50 £25.50 £18.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.90% +34.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -6.66%
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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
138 205 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 41.95% 63.86% 53.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 136 26
Average daily rate £335 £245 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.73% -9.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £198 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £497 £370 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 12 7
Average hourly rate £10.50 £13.50 £18.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% -28.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Newcastle upon Tyne region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 27 February 2015.

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Newcastle upon Tyne region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft.

1 58 (50.00%) Windows
2 53 (45.69%) MS Excel
2 53 (45.69%) Security Cleared
3 39 (33.62%) MS Office
4 36 (31.03%) ITIL
5 35 (30.17%) SQL Server
6 34 (29.31%) Active Directory
7 33 (28.45%) SQL
8 29 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 26 (22.41%) HP
10 25 (21.55%) Project Management
11 24 (20.69%) Service Management
12 23 (19.83%) .NET
13 22 (18.97%) Windows Server 2008
14 21 (18.10%) Clustering
15 20 (17.24%) DV Cleared
16 19 (16.38%) SC Cleared
16 19 (16.38%) Analytical Skills
16 19 (16.38%) PRINCE2
16 19 (16.38%) SharePoint
17 18 (15.52%) C#
17 18 (15.52%) Change Management
18 17 (14.66%) VMware
18 17 (14.66%) OpenView Configuration Management
19 16 (13.79%) Economics
20 15 (12.93%) ASP.NET
21 14 (12.07%) DHCP
21 14 (12.07%) Agile Software Development
21 14 (12.07%) VMware Infrastructure
21 14 (12.07%) SQL Server 2008

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Newcastle upon Tyne region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 19 (16.38%) SharePoint
2 11 (9.48%) MS Exchange
3 6 (5.17%) IBM Notes
4 5 (4.31%) Apache
4 5 (4.31%) IIS
5 3 (2.59%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.86%) Documentum
6 1 (0.86%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.86%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.86%) Alfresco
6 1 (0.86%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.86%) K2 blackpearl
6 1 (0.86%) Node.js
Applications
1 53 (45.69%) MS Excel
2 39 (33.62%) MS Office
3 10 (8.62%) MS Project
4 8 (6.90%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (5.17%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.86%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 8 (6.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (6.03%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.86%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.86%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.72%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (1.72%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (12.07%) DHCP
2 13 (11.21%) DNS
3 11 (9.48%) SAN
4 4 (3.45%) Firewall
5 1 (0.86%) Wireless
5 1 (0.86%) Wireless Security
5 1 (0.86%) Intranet
5 1 (0.86%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (30.17%) SQL Server
2 14 (12.07%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (11.21%) SQL Server 2005
4 9 (7.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (5.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 6 (5.17%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 5 (4.31%) RDBMS
6 5 (4.31%) SQL Server 2000
6 5 (4.31%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (4.31%) Relational Database
7 3 (2.59%) DTS
8 2 (1.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.86%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.86%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.86%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.86%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 4 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (2.59%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.86%) MSI
3 1 (0.86%) Fiddler
General
1 7 (6.03%) Finance
2 2 (1.72%) Spanish Language
3 1 (0.86%) Back Office
3 1 (0.86%) Advertising
3 1 (0.86%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 23 (19.83%) Project Manager
2 20 (17.24%) Developer
3 13 (11.21%) Analyst
4 11 (9.48%) Support Engineer
5 9 (7.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (5.17%) Senior Manager
6 6 (5.17%) Business Analyst
6 6 (5.17%) Senior Project Manager
6 6 (5.17%) .NET Developer
7 5 (4.31%) Consultant
8 4 (3.45%) Applications Support
8 4 (3.45%) 2nd Line Support
8 4 (3.45%) Administrator
8 4 (3.45%) Service Manager
8 4 (3.45%) Server Engineer
8 4 (3.45%) Wintel Support
9 3 (2.59%) Microsoft Developer
9 3 (2.59%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 3 (2.59%) Operations Manager
9 3 (2.59%) Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (19.83%) .NET
2 15 (12.93%) ASP.NET
3 10 (8.62%) Web Services
4 6 (5.17%) CSS
4 6 (5.17%) MDX
5 5 (4.31%) Middleware
5 5 (4.31%) HTML
6 4 (3.45%) HTML5
6 4 (3.45%) CSS3
7 3 (2.59%) AngularJS
8 2 (1.72%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 2 (1.72%) WCF
8 2 (1.72%) jQuery
8 2 (1.72%) SOAP
8 2 (1.72%) ADO.NET
9 1 (0.86%) XML
9 1 (0.86%) XSD
9 1 (0.86%) XSLT
9 1 (0.86%) CAML
9 1 (0.86%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 21 (18.10%) Clustering
2 19 (16.38%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (13.79%) Economics
4 8 (6.90%) N-Tier
5 4 (3.45%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.59%) NHS
7 1 (0.86%) Smartcard
7 1 (0.86%) Informatics
7 1 (0.86%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 58 (50.00%) Windows
2 29 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 22 (18.97%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (7.76%) Solaris
4 9 (7.76%) UNIX
5 5 (4.31%) Windows 7
6 3 (2.59%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.86%) VME
7 1 (0.86%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.86%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (31.03%) ITIL
2 25 (21.55%) Project Management
3 24 (20.69%) Service Management
4 19 (16.38%) PRINCE2
5 18 (15.52%) Change Management
6 14 (12.07%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (10.34%) Service Delivery
8 11 (9.48%) Business Intelligence
9 10 (8.62%) CRM
10 9 (7.76%) Programme Management
11 8 (6.90%) Data Management
12 7 (6.03%) Configuration Management
12 7 (6.03%) Web Design
12 7 (6.03%) Problem Management
13 6 (5.17%) Change Control
14 5 (4.31%) Incident Management
15 4 (3.45%) Business Analysis
16 3 (2.59%) Knowledge Management
16 3 (2.59%) Business Continuity
16 3 (2.59%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 33 (28.45%) SQL
2 18 (15.52%) C#
3 9 (7.76%) JavaScript
4 8 (6.90%) VBScript
4 8 (6.90%) VB.NET
4 8 (6.90%) VBA
5 6 (5.17%) VB
6 5 (4.31%) PowerShell
7 2 (1.72%) T-SQL
7 2 (1.72%) C
8 1 (0.86%) COBOL
8 1 (0.86%) Java
8 1 (0.86%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 53 (45.69%) Security Cleared
2 20 (17.24%) DV Cleared
3 19 (16.38%) SC Cleared
4 10 (8.62%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (3.45%) MCSE
6 3 (2.59%) MCSA
7 1 (0.86%) CCNP
7 1 (0.86%) ISEB
7 1 (0.86%) CCA
7 1 (0.86%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (0.86%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.86%) Degree
7 1 (0.86%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.86%) ISO 9001
1 1 (0.86%) SLA
System Software
1 34 (29.31%) Active Directory
2 14 (12.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (4.31%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.86%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.86%) XenApp
4 1 (0.86%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 17 (14.66%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 9 (7.76%) MIIS
3 5 (4.31%) OpenView
3 5 (4.31%) HP SIM
4 2 (1.72%) SCCM
5 1 (0.86%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.86%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 26 (22.41%) HP
2 17 (14.66%) VMware
3 7 (6.03%) CA
3 7 (6.03%) Citrix
4 6 (5.17%) Oracle
4 6 (5.17%) Lotus
5 3 (2.59%) Cisco
6 2 (1.72%) EMC
6 2 (1.72%) Apple
7 1 (0.86%) Micro Focus
7 1 (0.86%) Open Text
7 1 (0.86%) NetApp
7 1 (0.86%) Cerner
7 1 (0.86%) IBM
7 1 (0.86%) SAP
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