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 5 February 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 17 5 4
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 62 45 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 9.19% 13.85% 24.72%
As % of the Vendors category 23.22% 28.48% 40.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 32 33
Average daily rate £376 £351 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.09% +43.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £266 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £495 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 14
Average hourly rate £10.00 £11.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.04% -4.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.70 £11.50 £10.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.94 £11.50 £27.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £13.72
% change year-on-year
- +9.32%
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
267 158 164
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 39.56% 48.62% 60.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 107 100
Average daily rate £417 £353 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.94% +44.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £250 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £393
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 6 18
Average hourly rate £22.85 £13.50 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+69.25% +28.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+32.35% +3.03%

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 5 February 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 5 February 2016.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Newcastle upon Tyne

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 66 (36.87%) SQL Server
2 60 (33.52%) .NET
3 58 (32.40%) Windows
4 49 (27.37%) SQL
5 47 (26.26%) Oracle
5 47 (26.26%) Security Cleared
6 45 (25.14%) MS Excel
7 44 (24.58%) Java
8 42 (23.46%) SSL
8 42 (23.46%) WebSphere
9 39 (21.79%) DNS
10 38 (21.23%) DHCP
10 38 (21.23%) Linux
11 37 (20.67%) Apache
11 37 (20.67%) Configuration Management
12 36 (20.11%) C++
12 36 (20.11%) J2EE
12 36 (20.11%) MS Office
12 36 (20.11%) Informatica
13 35 (19.55%) IIS
13 35 (19.55%) VMware
14 34 (18.99%) ITIL
15 33 (18.44%) FTP
15 33 (18.44%) TCP/IP
16 32 (17.88%) VMware Infrastructure
17 31 (17.32%) SC Cleared
17 31 (17.32%) Continuous Integration
17 31 (17.32%) HTTP
17 31 (17.32%) T-SQL
17 31 (17.32%) Agile Software Development

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 42 (23.46%) WebSphere
2 37 (20.67%) Apache
3 35 (19.55%) IIS
4 29 (16.20%) Jetty
4 29 (16.20%) nginx
4 29 (16.20%) Tomcat
5 18 (10.06%) Oracle Application Server
5 18 (10.06%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 18 (10.06%) WebSphere Application Server
6 14 (7.82%) SharePoint
7 11 (6.15%) Oracle 10gAS
8 10 (5.59%) PowerExchange
9 9 (5.03%) SAS
10 7 (3.91%) AquaLogic
10 7 (3.91%) MQSeries
10 7 (3.91%) Tuxedo
10 7 (3.91%) WebLogic
11 6 (3.35%) CICS
11 6 (3.35%) Oracle Spatial
12 4 (2.23%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 45 (25.14%) MS Excel
2 36 (20.11%) MS Office
3 11 (6.15%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (3.35%) MS Project
4 6 (3.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 15 (8.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.56%) BigMachines
2 1 (0.56%) Primavera
2 1 (0.56%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 18 (10.06%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (8.94%) Amazon EC2
2 16 (8.94%) Google App Engine
2 16 (8.94%) Google Cloud Platform
3 15 (8.38%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (2.23%) Office 365
5 2 (1.12%) GitHub
5 2 (1.12%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (1.12%) PaaS
6 1 (0.56%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 42 (23.46%) SSL
2 39 (21.79%) DNS
3 38 (21.23%) DHCP
4 33 (18.44%) FTP
4 33 (18.44%) TCP/IP
5 31 (17.32%) HTTP
6 27 (15.08%) IPsec
7 6 (3.35%) Internet
7 6 (3.35%) WinSCP
8 5 (2.79%) LAN
8 5 (2.79%) SAN
9 4 (2.23%) Firewall
9 4 (2.23%) WAN
10 2 (1.12%) HTTPS
10 2 (1.12%) iSCSI
10 2 (1.12%) VoIP
10 2 (1.12%) VPN
11 1 (0.56%) Network Security
11 1 (0.56%) Remote Desktop
11 1 (0.56%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (36.87%) SQL Server
2 19 (10.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 17 (9.50%) Oracle Database
4 15 (8.38%) Oracle Database 11g
5 13 (7.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 12 (6.70%) BusinessObjects
7 11 (6.15%) PowerCenter
8 9 (5.03%) SQL Server 2005
8 9 (5.03%) SQL Server 2008
9 8 (4.47%) MS Access
9 8 (4.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 6 (3.35%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
10 6 (3.35%) DB2
10 6 (3.35%) Easytrieve
11 5 (2.79%) Data Mining
11 5 (2.79%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 5 (2.79%) Relational Database
12 3 (1.68%) Data Warehouse
12 3 (1.68%) MySQL
13 2 (1.12%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 30 (16.76%) Jenkins
2 22 (12.29%) ERwin
3 13 (7.26%) Visual Studio
4 11 (6.15%) Log4j
5 6 (3.35%) Eclipse
6 3 (1.68%) JIRA
6 3 (1.68%) Selenium
7 2 (1.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (1.12%) FishEye
7 2 (1.12%) Git (software)
7 2 (1.12%) HP UFT
7 2 (1.12%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (1.12%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.56%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.56%) Jasmine
8 1 (0.56%) PVCS
8 1 (0.56%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.56%) Subversion
8 1 (0.56%) TestDirector
8 1 (0.56%) WinRunner
General
1 30 (16.76%) Finance
2 9 (5.03%) Banking
3 6 (3.35%) Advertising
4 5 (2.79%) Legal
5 1 (0.56%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.56%) Marketing
5 1 (0.56%) Military
5 1 (0.56%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 51 (28.49%) Developer
2 13 (7.26%) Microsoft Developer
3 12 (6.70%) Analyst
3 12 (6.70%) Project Manager
3 12 (6.70%) Tester
4 11 (6.15%) .NET Developer
5 10 (5.59%) Applications Developer
5 10 (5.59%) ETL Tester
6 9 (5.03%) SQL Developer
7 8 (4.47%) CRM Developer
7 8 (4.47%) Operations Manager
8 7 (3.91%) C# .NET Developer
8 7 (3.91%) C# Developer
8 7 (3.91%) Dynamics CRM Developer
8 7 (3.91%) Lead Developer
8 7 (3.91%) Test Analyst
9 6 (3.35%) 1st Line Support
9 6 (3.35%) Informatica Developer
9 6 (3.35%) Senior Developer
9 6 (3.35%) WebOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (33.52%) .NET
2 36 (20.11%) J2EE
3 28 (15.64%) Servlets
4 19 (10.61%) ASP.NET
5 13 (7.26%) Web Services
6 12 (6.70%) HTML
7 10 (5.59%) XML
8 9 (5.03%) Middleware
9 8 (4.47%) CSS
10 7 (3.91%) WebSphere Message Broker
11 6 (3.35%) ADO.NET
11 6 (3.35%) ISPF
11 6 (3.35%) jQuery
12 5 (2.79%) HTML5
12 5 (2.79%) MDX
13 4 (2.23%) .NET Framework
14 3 (1.68%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 3 (1.68%) Classic ASP
14 3 (1.68%) LAMP
14 3 (1.68%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 17 (9.50%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (3.91%) N-Tier
2 7 (3.91%) Statistics
3 6 (3.35%) IBM Mainframe
3 6 (3.35%) Mainframe
3 6 (3.35%) VSAM
4 5 (2.79%) Data Centre
5 4 (2.23%) Clustering
5 4 (2.23%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.12%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.12%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (1.12%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.56%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.56%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.56%) NHS
7 1 (0.56%) PDA
7 1 (0.56%) PKI
7 1 (0.56%) Replication
7 1 (0.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 58 (32.40%) Windows
2 38 (21.23%) Linux
3 19 (10.61%) AIX
3 19 (10.61%) Windows Server
4 18 (10.06%) Solaris
5 9 (5.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (5.03%) Unix
5 9 (5.03%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (4.47%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (3.91%) OS/390
8 6 (3.35%) MVS
9 5 (2.79%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (2.79%) Windows XP
10 4 (2.23%) Windows 7
11 2 (1.12%) CentOS
11 2 (1.12%) Fedora
11 2 (1.12%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.56%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.56%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (20.67%) Configuration Management
2 34 (18.99%) ITIL
3 31 (17.32%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (17.32%) Continuous Integration
4 28 (15.64%) Service Management
5 27 (15.08%) Business Intelligence
5 27 (15.08%) ETL
6 23 (12.85%) Data Modelling
6 23 (12.85%) Service Delivery
7 21 (11.73%) CRM
8 19 (10.61%) Test Scripting
9 17 (9.50%) DevOps
9 17 (9.50%) Problem Management
10 16 (8.94%) Automated Testing
10 16 (8.94%) Web Operations
11 15 (8.38%) Migration
12 14 (7.82%) Unit Testing
13 13 (7.26%) Data Security
13 13 (7.26%) Project Management
14 12 (6.70%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 49 (27.37%) SQL
2 44 (24.58%) Java
3 36 (20.11%) C++
4 31 (17.32%) T-SQL
5 27 (15.08%) C#
6 26 (14.53%) JavaScript
7 25 (13.97%) PL/SQL
8 15 (8.38%) Perl
9 14 (7.82%) VBA
10 12 (6.70%) C
11 9 (5.03%) VB
12 6 (3.35%) Assembly Language
12 6 (3.35%) CLIST
12 6 (3.35%) COBOL
12 6 (3.35%) JCL
12 6 (3.35%) REXX
12 6 (3.35%) VB.NET
12 6 (3.35%) VBScript
13 5 (2.79%) PowerShell
14 3 (1.68%) Python
Qualifications
1 47 (26.26%) Security Cleared
2 31 (17.32%) SC Cleared
3 8 (4.47%) ISEB
4 6 (3.35%) Degree
4 6 (3.35%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (2.79%) BPSS Clearance
5 5 (2.79%) DV Cleared
5 5 (2.79%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 4 (2.23%) MCSA
7 3 (1.68%) MCSE
8 2 (1.12%) ISTQB
8 2 (1.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (1.12%) MCTS
8 2 (1.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.56%) A+ Certification
9 1 (0.56%) CCNA
9 1 (0.56%) CCNP
9 1 (0.56%) MCITP
9 1 (0.56%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.56%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.35%) Data Quality
1 6 (3.35%) Disclosure Scotland
1 6 (3.35%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 32 (17.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 28 (15.64%) Xen
3 21 (11.73%) Active Directory
4 6 (3.35%) Oracle RAC
4 6 (3.35%) Time Sharing Option
5 4 (2.23%) Hyper-V
6 3 (1.68%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (1.12%) VirtualBox
7 2 (1.12%) vSphere
8 1 (0.56%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.56%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 5 (2.79%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 4 (2.23%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (2.23%) Netcool
3 3 (1.68%) Puppet
3 3 (1.68%) SCCM
4 2 (1.12%) HP Operations Orchestration
4 2 (1.12%) logstash
4 2 (1.12%) yum
5 1 (0.56%) DameWare
5 1 (0.56%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 47 (26.26%) Oracle
2 36 (20.11%) Informatica
3 35 (19.55%) VMware
4 18 (10.06%) Axway
5 17 (9.50%) HP
6 16 (8.94%) Google
7 13 (7.26%) IBM
7 13 (7.26%) Sun
8 11 (6.15%) Genesys
9 9 (5.03%) Red Hat
10 7 (3.91%) CA
10 7 (3.91%) Fujitsu
10 7 (3.91%) Metastorm
10 7 (3.91%) SAP
11 6 (3.35%) Micro Focus
11 6 (3.35%) Siebel
12 5 (2.79%) Cisco
13 3 (1.68%) Dell
13 3 (1.68%) NetApp
14 2 (1.12%) CheckPoint
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