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 26 November 2014 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 11 9 11
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 74 20 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 12.96% 12.20% 10.04%
As % of the Vendors category 28.79% 22.22% 22.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 7 11
Average daily rate
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£332 £301 £304
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.39% -1.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £242 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £352 £763
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 5
Average hourly rate £27.50 £10.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+161.90% -41.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £13.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.40% -15.62%
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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
257 90 122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 45.01% 54.88% 45.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 52 52
Average daily rate £350 £300 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £200 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £469 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 11 9
Average hourly rate £27.50 £10.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+161.90% -41.66%
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 26 November 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 26 November 2014.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Newcastle upon Tyne

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 70 (61.40%) Windows
2 49 (42.98%) MS Excel
3 47 (41.23%) Security Cleared
4 44 (38.60%) MS Office
5 40 (35.09%) SQL
6 34 (29.82%) SQL Server
7 33 (28.95%) ITIL
8 32 (28.07%) Active Directory
9 28 (24.56%) .NET
10 26 (22.81%) Windows Server 2003
11 23 (20.18%) Service Management
11 23 (20.18%) Windows Server 2008
12 22 (19.30%) SQL Server 2008
13 21 (18.42%) SC Cleared
13 21 (18.42%) Project Management
13 21 (18.42%) C#
14 19 (16.67%) ASP.NET
14 19 (16.67%) Clustering
15 18 (15.79%) SQL Server 2005
15 18 (15.79%) PRINCE2
16 17 (14.91%) Service Delivery
16 17 (14.91%) Change Management
16 17 (14.91%) HP
16 17 (14.91%) Business Intelligence
17 16 (14.04%) Analytical Skills
18 15 (13.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 15 (13.16%) Web Services
19 14 (12.28%) VBScript
19 14 (12.28%) VB.NET
19 14 (12.28%) VBA

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 13 (11.40%) SharePoint
2 10 (8.77%) MS Exchange
3 7 (6.14%) IBM Notes
4 5 (4.39%) Apache
4 5 (4.39%) IIS
5 3 (2.63%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (1.75%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 49 (42.98%) MS Excel
2 44 (38.60%) MS Office
3 7 (6.14%) MS Project
4 6 (5.26%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (4.39%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.88%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 5 (4.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (3.51%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.63%) Office 365
2 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (12.28%) DHCP
2 13 (11.40%) DNS
3 5 (4.39%) Firewall
3 5 (4.39%) SAN
4 2 (1.75%) Intranet
4 2 (1.75%) MPLS
4 2 (1.75%) DSL
4 2 (1.75%) WAN
4 2 (1.75%) LAN
5 1 (0.88%) Wireless Security
5 1 (0.88%) Unified Communications
5 1 (0.88%) VoIP
5 1 (0.88%) WLAN
5 1 (0.88%) HTTP
5 1 (0.88%) Wireless
5 1 (0.88%) Internet
5 1 (0.88%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (29.82%) SQL Server
2 22 (19.30%) SQL Server 2008
3 18 (15.79%) SQL Server 2005
4 15 (13.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 11 (9.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 10 (8.77%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 6 (5.26%) Relational Database
8 5 (4.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (4.39%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (4.39%) RDBMS
9 4 (3.51%) SQL Server 2000
10 3 (2.63%) DTS
11 1 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.88%) Data Mining
11 1 (0.88%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 2 (1.75%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.88%) Fiddler
2 1 (0.88%) MSI
General
1 5 (4.39%) Finance
2 2 (1.75%) Military
3 1 (0.88%) Back Office
3 1 (0.88%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.88%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 24 (21.05%) Developer
2 18 (15.79%) Project Manager
3 13 (11.40%) Analyst
4 12 (10.53%) Support Engineer
5 8 (7.02%) Applications Support
6 6 (5.26%) Senior Manager
6 6 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support
6 6 (5.26%) Senior Project Manager
7 5 (4.39%) Administrator
7 5 (4.39%) Consultant
8 4 (3.51%) Support Specialist
8 4 (3.51%) Applications Specialist
8 4 (3.51%) Wintel Engineer
8 4 (3.51%) Wintel Support
8 4 (3.51%) SharePoint Developer
8 4 (3.51%) Applications Support Specialist
9 3 (2.63%) SQL Developer
9 3 (2.63%) Service Desk Analyst
9 3 (2.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 3 (2.63%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (24.56%) .NET
2 19 (16.67%) ASP.NET
3 15 (13.16%) Web Services
4 10 (8.77%) MDX
5 6 (5.26%) HTML
5 6 (5.26%) CSS
6 5 (4.39%) CSS3
6 5 (4.39%) HTML5
6 5 (4.39%) XML
6 5 (4.39%) Middleware
7 4 (3.51%) AppFabric
7 4 (3.51%) jQuery
7 4 (3.51%) WCF
7 4 (3.51%) WF
8 3 (2.63%) REST
9 2 (1.75%) SOAP
10 1 (0.88%) Application Packaging
10 1 (0.88%) AngularJS
10 1 (0.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 19 (16.67%) Clustering
2 16 (14.04%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (12.28%) N-Tier
4 9 (7.89%) Economics
5 4 (3.51%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.88%) IVR
6 1 (0.88%) Handset
6 1 (0.88%) CMDB
6 1 (0.88%) Smartcard
6 1 (0.88%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 70 (61.40%) Windows
2 26 (22.81%) Windows Server 2003
3 23 (20.18%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (8.77%) Windows 7
5 7 (6.14%) Windows XP
6 4 (3.51%) Windows 8
7 3 (2.63%) UNIX
7 3 (2.63%) Solaris
8 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (28.95%) ITIL
2 23 (20.18%) Service Management
3 21 (18.42%) Project Management
4 18 (15.79%) PRINCE2
5 17 (14.91%) Service Delivery
5 17 (14.91%) Change Management
5 17 (14.91%) Business Intelligence
6 14 (12.28%) Data Management
7 12 (10.53%) Web Design
8 9 (7.89%) Configuration Management
9 8 (7.02%) CRM
9 8 (7.02%) Problem Management
10 6 (5.26%) Change Control
10 6 (5.26%) Programme Management
10 6 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
11 4 (3.51%) Incident Management
12 3 (2.63%) Migration
12 3 (2.63%) Knowledge Management
12 3 (2.63%) E-Commerce
13 2 (1.75%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 40 (35.09%) SQL
2 21 (18.42%) C#
3 14 (12.28%) VBScript
3 14 (12.28%) VB.NET
3 14 (12.28%) VBA
4 12 (10.53%) VB
5 7 (6.14%) JavaScript
6 4 (3.51%) C
6 4 (3.51%) PowerShell
7 2 (1.75%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.88%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 47 (41.23%) Security Cleared
2 21 (18.42%) SC Cleared
3 13 (11.40%) DV Cleared
4 11 (9.65%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (3.51%) MCSE
6 3 (2.63%) MCSA
7 2 (1.75%) ISEB
8 1 (0.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.88%) CCNP
8 1 (0.88%) CCA
8 1 (0.88%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (0.88%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.88%) PMP
8 1 (0.88%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.88%) QA
1 1 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (0.88%) P3O
1 1 (0.88%) SLA
System Software
1 32 (28.07%) Active Directory
2 8 (7.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (4.39%) Terminal Services
4 2 (1.75%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (1.75%) XenApp
5 1 (0.88%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.88%) vSphere
5 1 (0.88%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 14 (12.28%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 9 (7.89%) MIIS
3 5 (4.39%) HP SIM
3 5 (4.39%) OpenView
4 3 (2.63%) SCCM
5 2 (1.75%) Netcool
5 2 (1.75%) WSUS
6 1 (0.88%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.88%) SCOM
6 1 (0.88%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 17 (14.91%) HP
2 11 (9.65%) VMware
3 8 (7.02%) Citrix
3 8 (7.02%) Cisco
4 7 (6.14%) Lotus
5 6 (5.26%) CA
6 5 (4.39%) Oracle
7 3 (2.63%) NetApp
8 2 (1.75%) Apple
9 1 (0.88%) Draytek
9 1 (0.88%) Polycom
9 1 (0.88%) SAP
9 1 (0.88%) EMC
9 1 (0.88%) Genesys
9 1 (0.88%) NEC
9 1 (0.88%) Alcatel-Lucent
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