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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 13 10 23
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +13
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 28 16 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 8.43% 9.41% 5.63%
As % of the Vendors category 17.07% 21.05% 12.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 5 9
Average daily rate
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£263 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.23% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £207 £274 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £365 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.51% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 3
Average hourly rate £10.75 £10.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -53.48%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
Vendors Category
Newcastle upon Tyne
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
164 76 134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 49.40% 44.71% 44.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 31 78
Average daily rate £325 £350 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +29.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £253 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £453 £431
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 8 3
Average hourly rate £25.00 £10.25 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+143.90% -52.32%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +1.50%
Microsoft
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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 24 July 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 24 July 2014.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Newcastle upon Tyne

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 47 (42.73%) Windows
1 47 (42.73%) Security Cleared
2 38 (34.55%) MS Office
3 36 (32.73%) SC Cleared
4 32 (29.09%) .NET
5 30 (27.27%) SQL Server
6 25 (22.73%) C#
7 24 (21.82%) Oracle
7 24 (21.82%) SharePoint
7 24 (21.82%) Finance
8 22 (20.00%) Change Management
8 22 (20.00%) SQL
9 21 (19.09%) Project Management
10 20 (18.18%) ASP.NET
11 19 (17.27%) CRM
11 19 (17.27%) Service Management
12 18 (16.36%) RDBMS
12 18 (16.36%) Relational Database
12 18 (16.36%) Dynamics CRM
13 17 (15.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 17 (15.45%) Windows 7
13 17 (15.45%) MS Excel
13 17 (15.45%) Windows XP
13 17 (15.45%) ITIL
14 16 (14.55%) BizTalk Server
14 16 (14.55%) Integration Testing
14 16 (14.55%) Test Scripting
14 16 (14.55%) Windows 8
15 15 (13.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 15 (13.64%) SQL Server Integration Services

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 24 (21.82%) SharePoint
2 16 (14.55%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (2.73%) Drupal
3 3 (2.73%) WordPress
3 3 (2.73%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.82%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.91%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.91%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.91%) IIS
5 1 (0.91%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.91%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 38 (34.55%) MS Office
2 17 (15.45%) MS Excel
3 7 (6.36%) MS Project
4 5 (4.55%) MS Visio
5 3 (2.73%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.91%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 18 (16.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.82%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.91%) Office 365
1 1 (0.91%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (11.82%) DHCP
2 7 (6.36%) DNS
3 4 (3.64%) Intranet
4 2 (1.82%) VPN
5 1 (0.91%) LTE
5 1 (0.91%) GSM
5 1 (0.91%) LAN
5 1 (0.91%) UMTS
5 1 (0.91%) WAN
5 1 (0.91%) MPLS
5 1 (0.91%) DSL
5 1 (0.91%) SAN
5 1 (0.91%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 18 (16.36%) RDBMS
2 18 (16.36%) Relational Database
3 17 (15.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 15 (13.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 15 (13.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (5.45%) DTS
6 3 (2.73%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (2.73%) MySQL
7 2 (1.82%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (1.82%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.82%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.82%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.91%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.91%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.91%) OLAP
8 1 (0.91%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.91%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.91%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.91%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 3 (2.73%) Rational Rhapsody
2 2 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.91%) Rational Functional Tester
General
1 24 (21.82%) Finance
2 14 (12.73%) Manufacturing
3 3 (2.73%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (1.82%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.82%) Legal
4 2 (1.82%) Advertising
5 1 (0.91%) Military
Job Titles
1 26 (23.64%) Developer
2 24 (21.82%) Analyst
3 20 (18.18%) Project Manager
4 13 (11.82%) Microsoft Developer
5 11 (10.00%) Support Analyst
6 8 (7.27%) Programmer
7 7 (6.36%) Desktop Engineer
7 7 (6.36%) Support Engineer
7 7 (6.36%) Desktop Support
8 5 (4.55%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 5 (4.55%) Web Developer
9 4 (3.64%) Consultant
9 4 (3.64%) Service Analyst
9 4 (3.64%) Service Desk Analyst
9 4 (3.64%) Project Analyst
9 4 (3.64%) Project Support Analyst
10 3 (2.73%) PMO Analyst
10 3 (2.73%) Microsoft Specialist
10 3 (2.73%) CRM Developer
10 3 (2.73%) 1st Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (29.09%) .NET
2 20 (18.18%) ASP.NET
3 11 (10.00%) HTML
4 9 (8.18%) Web Services
5 7 (6.36%) HTML5
5 7 (6.36%) CSS3
5 7 (6.36%) CSS
6 6 (5.45%) XML
6 6 (5.45%) jQuery
7 3 (2.73%) JSON
7 3 (2.73%) Ajax
7 3 (2.73%) Classic ASP
8 2 (1.82%) Middleware
8 2 (1.82%) AppFabric
8 2 (1.82%) WCF
8 2 (1.82%) WF
9 1 (0.91%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.45%) Economics
2 5 (4.55%) Clustering
3 3 (2.73%) Open Source
3 3 (2.73%) NHS
4 1 (0.91%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 47 (42.73%) Windows
2 17 (15.45%) Windows 7
2 17 (15.45%) Windows XP
3 16 (14.55%) Windows 8
4 14 (12.73%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (4.55%) UNIX
6 4 (3.64%) Linux
7 3 (2.73%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (1.82%) Solaris
9 1 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.91%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (20.00%) Change Management
2 21 (19.09%) Project Management
3 19 (17.27%) CRM
3 19 (17.27%) Service Management
4 17 (15.45%) ITIL
5 16 (14.55%) Integration Testing
5 16 (14.55%) Test Scripting
6 12 (10.91%) PRINCE2
7 7 (6.36%) Incident Management
8 6 (5.45%) Migration
8 6 (5.45%) Risk Management
8 6 (5.45%) Project Planning
8 6 (5.45%) Programme Management
9 5 (4.55%) SOA
9 5 (4.55%) Quality Management
10 4 (3.64%) Root Cause Analysis
10 4 (3.64%) Problem Management
11 3 (2.73%) Software Engineering
11 3 (2.73%) Agile Software Development
11 3 (2.73%) OO
Programming Languages
1 25 (22.73%) C#
2 22 (20.00%) SQL
3 14 (12.73%) VB.NET
4 9 (8.18%) JavaScript
5 7 (6.36%) Java
6 4 (3.64%) Shell Script
6 4 (3.64%) PHP
7 3 (2.73%) MUMPS
8 2 (1.82%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.91%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.91%) VBA
9 1 (0.91%) C
Qualifications
1 47 (42.73%) Security Cleared
2 36 (32.73%) SC Cleared
3 13 (11.82%) Degree
4 7 (6.36%) DV Cleared
5 3 (2.73%) ISEB
6 2 (1.82%) PMP
6 2 (1.82%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.91%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.91%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.73%) HL7
1 3 (2.73%) ISO 9000
2 1 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 14 (12.73%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.91%) vSphere
3 1 (0.91%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (5.45%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 6 (5.45%) Unicenter
2 1 (0.91%) WSUS
2 1 (0.91%) SCCM
2 1 (0.91%) OpenView
2 1 (0.91%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (0.91%) Netcool
Vendors
1 24 (21.82%) Oracle
2 11 (10.00%) CA
3 3 (2.73%) HP
3 3 (2.73%) Cisco
3 3 (2.73%) InterSystems
4 2 (1.82%) VMware
5 1 (0.91%) Lagan
5 1 (0.91%) Cognos
5 1 (0.91%) IBM
5 1 (0.91%) Dell
5 1 (0.91%) TIBCO
5 1 (0.91%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.91%) NetApp
5 1 (0.91%) Veritas
5 1 (0.91%) Lotus
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