The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Newcastle upon Tyne region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 7 5 8
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 83 26 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 16.87% 14.53% 11.45%
As % of the Vendors category 29.96% 27.66% 24.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 9 8
Average daily rate £235 £425 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-44.70% +33.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £258 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £450 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 2
Average hourly rate £10.93 £18.90 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.18% +45.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.15 £10.50 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.91 £18.90 £13.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -4.76%
Vendors Category
Newcastle upon Tyne
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
277 94 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 56.30% 52.51% 47.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 40 52
Average daily rate £270 £270 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -12.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £260 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £450 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 9
Average hourly rate £11.36 £18.58 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.86% -7.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.40 £14.38 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £18.90 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -5.50%
Microsoft
Tyne and Wear

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Newcastle upon Tyne

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 (52.38%) Security Cleared
2 62 (49.21%) Windows
3 45 (35.71%) SC Cleared
4 33 (26.19%) MS Office
5 32 (25.40%) Windows Server 2003
6 29 (23.02%) SQL Server
7 28 (22.22%) DHCP
8 27 (21.43%) SharePoint
8 27 (21.43%) Active Directory
8 27 (21.43%) DV Cleared
9 25 (19.84%) SQL
10 24 (19.05%) .NET
11 23 (18.25%) ITIL
11 23 (18.25%) Finance
12 22 (17.46%) Change Management
12 22 (17.46%) Oracle
13 21 (16.67%) CA
14 20 (15.87%) Project Management
15 18 (14.29%) MS Excel
16 17 (13.49%) Windows XP
16 17 (13.49%) DNS
16 17 (13.49%) C#
16 17 (13.49%) Service Management
16 17 (13.49%) Windows 7
17 16 (12.70%) Relational Database
17 16 (12.70%) RDBMS
18 15 (11.90%) HP
18 15 (11.90%) ASP.NET
18 15 (11.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 15 (11.90%) Test Scripting

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 27 (21.43%) SharePoint
2 12 (9.52%) BizTalk Server
2 12 (9.52%) MS Exchange
3 3 (2.38%) Drupal
3 3 (2.38%) WordPress
4 2 (1.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (1.59%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.79%) Exchange Server 5.5
5 1 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.79%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.79%) Lync
5 1 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.79%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.79%) IIS
5 1 (0.79%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 33 (26.19%) MS Office
2 18 (14.29%) MS Excel
3 8 (6.35%) MS Project
4 5 (3.97%) MS Visio
5 3 (2.38%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.79%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 12 (9.52%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.79%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (22.22%) DHCP
2 17 (13.49%) DNS
3 8 (6.35%) SAN
4 3 (2.38%) Intranet
5 2 (1.59%) VPN
6 1 (0.79%) LTE
6 1 (0.79%) GSM
6 1 (0.79%) UMTS
6 1 (0.79%) SMTP
6 1 (0.79%) X.400
6 1 (0.79%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (23.02%) SQL Server
2 16 (12.70%) Relational Database
2 16 (12.70%) RDBMS
3 15 (11.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 14 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 12 (9.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 9 (7.14%) DTS
7 4 (3.17%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (3.17%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (2.38%) MySQL
9 2 (1.59%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.79%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.79%) OLAP
10 1 (0.79%) Crystal Reports
10 1 (0.79%) Oracle Database 10g
10 1 (0.79%) Oracle OWB
10 1 (0.79%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (2.38%) Rational Rhapsody
2 1 (0.79%) Cucumber
2 1 (0.79%) SpecFlow
2 1 (0.79%) QUnit
2 1 (0.79%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.79%) Rational Functional Tester
2 1 (0.79%) Visual Studio
General
1 23 (18.25%) Finance
2 12 (9.52%) Manufacturing
3 7 (5.56%) Military
4 6 (4.76%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.38%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.59%) Legal
Job Titles
1 23 (18.25%) Analyst
2 21 (16.67%) Developer
3 18 (14.29%) Project Manager
4 16 (12.70%) Desktop Engineer
5 11 (8.73%) Microsoft Developer
6 9 (7.14%) Support Analyst
6 9 (7.14%) Desktop Support
7 8 (6.35%) Support Engineer
7 8 (6.35%) Wintel Engineer
8 5 (3.97%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 5 (3.97%) 2nd Line Support
9 4 (3.17%) Programmer
9 4 (3.17%) Build Engineer
9 4 (3.17%) Project Support Analyst
9 4 (3.17%) Project Analyst
10 3 (2.38%) Service Desk Analyst
10 3 (2.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 3 (2.38%) PMO Analyst
10 3 (2.38%) Microsoft Specialist
10 3 (2.38%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (19.05%) .NET
2 15 (11.90%) ASP.NET
3 9 (7.14%) HTML
4 7 (5.56%) Web Services
5 5 (3.97%) jQuery
5 5 (3.97%) CSS
6 4 (3.17%) XML
6 4 (3.17%) CSS3
6 4 (3.17%) HTML5
7 3 (2.38%) JSON
7 3 (2.38%) Ajax
7 3 (2.38%) Classic ASP
8 2 (1.59%) Middleware
9 1 (0.79%) NHibernate
9 1 (0.79%) Oracle Fusion
9 1 (0.79%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.73%) Clustering
2 6 (4.76%) Economics
3 3 (2.38%) Open Source
3 3 (2.38%) Blackberry
3 3 (2.38%) NHS
4 2 (1.59%) W3C
4 2 (1.59%) Thin Client
4 2 (1.59%) Fat Client
5 1 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.79%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 62 (49.21%) Windows
2 32 (25.40%) Windows Server 2003
3 17 (13.49%) Windows XP
3 17 (13.49%) Windows 7
4 10 (7.94%) UNIX
4 10 (7.94%) Windows 8
5 5 (3.97%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (3.17%) Solaris
6 4 (3.17%) Linux
7 3 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.79%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (18.25%) ITIL
2 22 (17.46%) Change Management
3 20 (15.87%) Project Management
4 17 (13.49%) Service Management
5 15 (11.90%) Test Scripting
6 14 (11.11%) Integration Testing
7 13 (10.32%) CRM
8 12 (9.52%) Incident Management
9 11 (8.73%) PRINCE2
10 10 (7.94%) Migration
11 8 (6.35%) Change Control
11 8 (6.35%) Programme Management
12 6 (4.76%) Risk Management
12 6 (4.76%) Root Cause Analysis
12 6 (4.76%) Project Planning
13 5 (3.97%) Problem Management
13 5 (3.97%) SOA
13 5 (3.97%) Business Intelligence
13 5 (3.97%) Quality Management
14 4 (3.17%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (19.84%) SQL
2 17 (13.49%) C#
3 12 (9.52%) VB.NET
4 11 (8.73%) Shell Script
5 6 (4.76%) Java
5 6 (4.76%) JavaScript
6 4 (3.17%) PHP
7 3 (2.38%) MUMPS
8 2 (1.59%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.79%) VBA
9 1 (0.79%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.79%) C
Qualifications
1 66 (52.38%) Security Cleared
2 45 (35.71%) SC Cleared
3 27 (21.43%) DV Cleared
4 12 (9.52%) Degree
5 5 (3.97%) ISEB
5 5 (3.97%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (3.17%) MCSE
7 2 (1.59%) PMP
7 2 (1.59%) PMI Certification
7 2 (1.59%) CCA
7 2 (1.59%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.38%) HL7
1 3 (2.38%) ISO 9000
2 2 (1.59%) P3O
2 2 (1.59%) QA
3 1 (0.79%) WCAG
3 1 (0.79%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (21.43%) Active Directory
2 7 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.38%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (1.59%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.59%) XenApp
4 2 (1.59%) Xen
4 2 (1.59%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 13 (10.32%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 10 (7.94%) Unicenter
3 2 (1.59%) Netcool
4 1 (0.79%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.79%) SCCM
4 1 (0.79%) SCOM
4 1 (0.79%) OpenView
4 1 (0.79%) MOM
4 1 (0.79%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 22 (17.46%) Oracle
2 21 (16.67%) CA
3 15 (11.90%) HP
4 8 (6.35%) VMware
4 8 (6.35%) Dell
5 3 (2.38%) InterSystems
6 2 (1.59%) NetApp
6 2 (1.59%) Citrix
7 1 (0.79%) Lagan
7 1 (0.79%) Cognos
7 1 (0.79%) Cisco
7 1 (0.79%) IBM
7 1 (0.79%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.79%) Symantec
7 1 (0.79%) TIBCO
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Rate: From £9 to £12 per hour
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