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 26 May 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 6 7 9
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 261 76 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 23.08% 13.74% 12.12%
As % of the Vendors category 39.49% 35.68% 26.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 29 34
Median daily rate £285 £250 £230
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.00% +8.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £120 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £451 £368
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.40% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 21 5
Median hourly rate £28.50 £13.00 £10.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+119.23% +23.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.14 £10.50 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.94 £27.50 £16.54
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.03 £15.13 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-0.62% +4.31%
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
661 213 197
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 58.44% 38.52% 45.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 421 113 143
Median daily rate £285 £300 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +1.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £190 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.40% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 31 9
Median hourly rate £30.83 £13.25 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+132.66% -33.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.95 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £29.60 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

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 26 May 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 26 May 2016.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Newcastle upon Tyne

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 26 May 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.

1 199 (61.42%) Windows
2 157 (48.46%) Security Cleared
3 142 (43.83%) Active Directory
4 131 (40.43%) SC Cleared
5 116 (35.80%) DHCP
5 116 (35.80%) VMware
6 112 (34.57%) ITIL
7 104 (32.10%) Windows Server
8 102 (31.48%) DNS
9 95 (29.32%) Citrix
10 88 (27.16%) HP
11 77 (23.77%) SQL Server
12 73 (22.53%) Degree
13 71 (21.91%) SQL
14 70 (21.60%) Computer Science
15 68 (20.99%) Microsoft Certification
16 67 (20.68%) Windows Server 2003
16 67 (20.68%) Windows Server 2008
17 66 (20.37%) Microsoft App-V
17 66 (20.37%) AppSense
18 63 (19.44%) MS Excel
18 63 (19.44%) BPSS Clearance
19 62 (19.14%) VMware Infrastructure
20 61 (18.83%) XenApp
21 55 (16.98%) Service Delivery
21 55 (16.98%) Disclosure Scotland
22 53 (16.36%) IIS
23 50 (15.43%) Solaris
23 50 (15.43%) XenDesktop
24 49 (15.12%) AIX

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 53 (16.36%) IIS
2 39 (12.04%) MS Exchange
3 34 (10.49%) Exchange Server 2010
4 30 (9.26%) SharePoint
4 30 (9.26%) Skype for Business
5 29 (8.95%) WebSphere
6 28 (8.64%) Apache
7 21 (6.48%) Exchange Server 2013
8 18 (5.56%) OpenStack
8 18 (5.56%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 18 (5.56%) WebSphere Application Server
9 17 (5.25%) Oracle Application Server
10 15 (4.63%) Jetty
10 15 (4.63%) nginx
10 15 (4.63%) Tomcat
11 13 (4.01%) WebLogic
12 12 (3.70%) Office Communications Server
13 11 (3.40%) Oracle 10gAS
14 10 (3.09%) PowerExchange
15 8 (2.47%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 63 (19.44%) MS Excel
2 47 (14.51%) MS Office
3 10 (3.09%) MS Project
4 7 (2.16%) MS Visio
5 6 (1.85%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.93%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 17 (5.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.23%) OpenText MBPM
3 1 (0.31%) BigMachines
3 1 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.31%) Primavera
3 1 (0.31%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 18 (5.56%) Office 365
2 2 (0.62%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.62%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (0.62%) Google App Engine
2 2 (0.62%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (0.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.31%) IaaS
3 1 (0.31%) OneDrive
3 1 (0.31%) PaaS
3 1 (0.31%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 116 (35.80%) DHCP
2 102 (31.48%) DNS
3 28 (8.64%) SSL
4 26 (8.02%) TCP/IP
5 19 (5.86%) Firewall
5 19 (5.86%) FTP
6 18 (5.56%) HTTP
7 14 (4.32%) Intranet
8 13 (4.01%) IPsec
9 12 (3.70%) Internet
9 12 (3.70%) Skype
10 6 (1.85%) 3G
10 6 (1.85%) NetScaler
10 6 (1.85%) Wi-Fi
10 6 (1.85%) WinSCP
11 5 (1.54%) SAN
11 5 (1.54%) VoIP
12 4 (1.23%) Unified Communications
13 3 (0.93%) HTTPS
13 3 (0.93%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (23.77%) SQL Server
2 26 (8.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 22 (6.79%) SQL Server 2008
3 22 (6.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 20 (6.17%) SQL Server 2005
5 17 (5.25%) BusinessObjects
6 12 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
7 11 (3.40%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
7 11 (3.40%) Oracle Database
7 11 (3.40%) PowerCenter
8 10 (3.09%) Oracle Database 11g
9 9 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
10 8 (2.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 7 (2.16%) DB2
11 7 (2.16%) MS Access
11 7 (2.16%) Relational Database
12 6 (1.85%) Data Mining
12 6 (1.85%) Easytrieve
13 5 (1.54%) SQL Server 2000
14 3 (0.93%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 17 (5.25%) MSI
2 15 (4.63%) Jenkins
2 15 (4.63%) Travis CI
3 13 (4.01%) Visual Studio
4 11 (3.40%) Log4j
5 6 (1.85%) Eclipse
6 5 (1.54%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 5 (1.54%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (1.23%) ERwin
8 1 (0.31%) Git (software)
8 1 (0.31%) Subversion
8 1 (0.31%) TeamCity
General
1 40 (12.35%) Finance
2 9 (2.78%) Banking
3 8 (2.47%) Advertising
4 4 (1.23%) Billing
5 3 (0.93%) Manufacturing
5 3 (0.93%) Marketing
6 2 (0.62%) Publishing
6 2 (0.62%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.31%) Legal
Job Titles
1 46 (14.20%) Support Engineer
2 39 (12.04%) Developer
3 18 (5.56%) Wintel Engineer
4 16 (4.94%) Analyst
4 16 (4.94%) Microsoft Developer
5 15 (4.63%) Project Manager
5 15 (4.63%) Virtualisation Engineer
6 14 (4.32%) Desktop Engineer
7 13 (4.01%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 12 (3.70%) Desktop Support
9 11 (3.40%) .NET Developer
9 11 (3.40%) Applications Developer
9 11 (3.40%) Citrix Engineer
9 11 (3.40%) Consultant
10 10 (3.09%) SQL Developer
11 9 (2.78%) Messaging Support
11 9 (2.78%) Support Specialist
11 9 (2.78%) Wintel Support
12 8 (2.47%) T-SQL Developer
13 7 (2.16%) Messaging Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (13.58%) .NET
2 24 (7.41%) ASP.NET
3 21 (6.48%) J2EE
4 19 (5.86%) Middleware
5 14 (4.32%) Servlets
6 13 (4.01%) Web Services
7 12 (3.70%) XML
8 7 (2.16%) ADO.NET
8 7 (2.16%) HTML
8 7 (2.16%) IBM Integration Bus
8 7 (2.16%) MDX
9 6 (1.85%) Classic ASP
9 6 (1.85%) ISPF
10 4 (1.23%) HTML5
11 2 (0.62%) ActiveX
11 2 (0.62%) jQuery
11 2 (0.62%) JSON
11 2 (0.62%) REST
11 2 (0.62%) SOAP
11 2 (0.62%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 70 (21.60%) Computer Science
2 31 (9.57%) Management Information System
3 30 (9.26%) Analytical Skills
4 26 (8.02%) Clustering
5 19 (5.86%) Data Centre
6 10 (3.09%) Mainframe
7 9 (2.78%) PKI
8 8 (2.47%) IBM Mainframe
8 8 (2.47%) Replication
9 7 (2.16%) Economics
9 7 (2.16%) Fat Client
9 7 (2.16%) Thin Client
10 6 (1.85%) Cryptography
10 6 (1.85%) Visualisation
10 6 (1.85%) VSAM
11 4 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (1.23%) N-Tier
12 3 (0.93%) Blackberry
12 3 (0.93%) Enterprise Storage
13 2 (0.62%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 199 (61.42%) Windows
2 104 (32.10%) Windows Server
3 67 (20.68%) Windows Server 2003
3 67 (20.68%) Windows Server 2008
4 50 (15.43%) Solaris
5 49 (15.12%) AIX
6 39 (12.04%) Unix
7 38 (11.73%) Linux
8 29 (8.95%) Windows Server 2012
9 21 (6.48%) Windows 7
10 16 (4.94%) HPUX
11 9 (2.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 7 (2.16%) Apple iOS
12 7 (2.16%) OS/390
13 6 (1.85%) Android
13 6 (1.85%) MVS
13 6 (1.85%) Windows XP
14 4 (1.23%) Windows 8
15 3 (0.93%) Windows 10
15 3 (0.93%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (34.57%) ITIL
2 55 (16.98%) Service Delivery
3 48 (14.81%) Project Management
4 44 (13.58%) Change Management
5 38 (11.73%) Incident Management
5 38 (11.73%) Software Delivery
6 37 (11.42%) Problem Management
7 35 (10.80%) Release Management
8 30 (9.26%) Root Cause Analysis
9 25 (7.72%) CRM
10 24 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
11 23 (7.10%) Configuration Management
12 22 (6.79%) Business Intelligence
13 21 (6.48%) Business Continuity
13 21 (6.48%) Change Control
14 20 (6.17%) Server Building
15 18 (5.56%) Migration
15 18 (5.56%) QMS
15 18 (5.56%) Unit Testing
16 17 (5.25%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 71 (21.91%) SQL
2 45 (13.89%) PowerShell
3 36 (11.11%) T-SQL
4 32 (9.88%) Java
5 25 (7.72%) C#
6 23 (7.10%) VB
6 23 (7.10%) VBScript
7 15 (4.63%) C++
7 15 (4.63%) JavaScript
7 15 (4.63%) Perl
8 12 (3.70%) VBA
9 9 (2.78%) C
10 8 (2.47%) JCL
10 8 (2.47%) REXX
11 6 (1.85%) Assembly Language
11 6 (1.85%) CLIST
11 6 (1.85%) COBOL
12 4 (1.23%) PL/SQL
12 4 (1.23%) VB.NET
13 2 (0.62%) Python
Qualifications
1 157 (48.46%) Security Cleared
2 131 (40.43%) SC Cleared
3 73 (22.53%) Degree
4 68 (20.99%) Microsoft Certification
5 63 (19.44%) BPSS Clearance
6 28 (8.64%) MCSE
7 8 (2.47%) PMI Certification
8 7 (2.16%) MCSA
9 6 (1.85%) MCDBA
9 6 (1.85%) MCP
9 6 (1.85%) PMP
10 5 (1.54%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (1.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 4 (1.23%) CISSP
11 4 (1.23%) MCITP
11 4 (1.23%) MCTS
12 3 (0.93%) DV Cleared
13 2 (0.62%) CCNA
13 2 (0.62%) Cisco Certification
13 2 (0.62%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (16.98%) Disclosure Scotland
2 24 (7.41%) SLA
3 14 (4.32%) ISO 9001
4 6 (1.85%) QA
5 4 (1.23%) GxP
6 1 (0.31%) Data Quality
System Software
1 142 (43.83%) Active Directory
2 66 (20.37%) Microsoft App-V
3 62 (19.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 61 (18.83%) XenApp
5 50 (15.43%) XenDesktop
6 45 (13.89%) XenServer
7 19 (5.86%) Hyper-V
8 15 (4.63%) vSphere
9 14 (4.32%) Xen
10 8 (2.47%) Terminal Services
11 7 (2.16%) Oracle RAC
12 6 (1.85%) Time Sharing Option
13 5 (1.54%) Brightmail
13 5 (1.54%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 1 (0.31%) Firmware
14 1 (0.31%) VMware ESX
14 1 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 46 (14.20%) SCCM
2 41 (12.65%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 22 (6.79%) XenMobile
4 20 (6.17%) EdgeSight
4 20 (6.17%) SafeCom
5 18 (5.56%) NetBackup
5 18 (5.56%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 15 (4.63%) Tivoli
7 13 (4.01%) HP Data Protector
7 13 (4.01%) Perfmon
7 13 (4.01%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 8 (2.47%) OpenView
9 6 (1.85%) HP SIM
10 4 (1.23%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 3 (0.93%) AirWatch
11 3 (0.93%) WSUS
12 2 (0.62%) Netcool
12 2 (0.62%) SAP Afaria
12 2 (0.62%) SCOM
12 2 (0.62%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 116 (35.80%) VMware
2 95 (29.32%) Citrix
3 88 (27.16%) HP
4 66 (20.37%) AppSense
5 45 (13.89%) Oracle
6 38 (11.73%) SAP
7 31 (9.57%) ThinPrint
8 23 (7.10%) Symantec
9 18 (5.56%) ServiceNow
10 17 (5.25%) CA
10 17 (5.25%) IBM
11 15 (4.63%) Axway
11 15 (4.63%) Informatica
12 13 (4.01%) Red Hat
13 11 (3.40%) Genesys
13 11 (3.40%) Sun
14 8 (2.47%) Lotus
15 6 (1.85%) Intel Security
15 6 (1.85%) Micro Focus
15 6 (1.85%) Siebel
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