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 23 February 2017 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
Tyne and Wear / Newcastle upon Tyne
Rank 7 15 9
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 100 62 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 14.97% 9.49% 12.35%
As % of the Vendors category 32.57% 23.31% 28.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 48 25
Median daily rate £375 £376 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.13% +12.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £145 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £492
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 3 1
Median hourly rate £12.50 £10.00 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -13.04%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-9.67% +3.33%

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
307 266 145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 45.96% 40.74% 43.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 216 190 92
Median daily rate £363 £403 £347
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.93% +15.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £246 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £575 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 7 6
Median hourly rate £21.50 £11.20 £12.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+91.96% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.32 £9.85 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.80 £19.95 £14.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%

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 23 February 2017.

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 23 February 2017.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Newcastle upon Tyne

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, 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.

1 246 (65.43%) Windows
2 157 (41.76%) Active Directory
3 152 (40.43%) MS Excel
4 135 (35.90%) Security Cleared
5 121 (32.18%) ITIL
6 103 (27.39%) SC Cleared
7 96 (25.53%) Windows Server
8 95 (25.27%) SQL Server
9 86 (22.87%) DNS
10 80 (21.28%) Agile Software Development
11 75 (19.95%) SQL
11 75 (19.95%) DevOps
12 72 (19.15%) Linux
13 70 (18.62%) DHCP
14 69 (18.35%) Change Management
15 64 (17.02%) .NET
16 62 (16.49%) C#
17 61 (16.22%) Microsoft Certification
18 59 (15.69%) Unix
18 59 (15.69%) Problem Management
18 59 (15.69%) Open Source
18 59 (15.69%) SaaS
18 59 (15.69%) PaaS
18 59 (15.69%) IaaS
19 58 (15.43%) Analytical Skills
20 55 (14.63%) VMware
21 53 (14.10%) PRINCE2
21 53 (14.10%) PowerShell
22 52 (13.83%) MS PowerPoint
23 50 (13.30%) 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 46 (12.23%) SharePoint
2 39 (10.37%) WebSphere
3 33 (8.78%) MS Exchange
4 29 (7.71%) IIS
5 27 (7.18%) Skype for Business
6 25 (6.65%) Exchange Server 2010
6 25 (6.65%) Exchange Server 2013
7 22 (5.85%) OpenStack
8 20 (5.32%) WebLogic
9 16 (4.26%) SharePoint 2010
10 13 (3.46%) BizTalk Server
10 13 (3.46%) Office Communications Server
10 13 (3.46%) SAS
11 12 (3.19%) Exchange Server 2003
12 10 (2.66%) SharePoint 2013
12 10 (2.66%) Tuxedo
13 9 (2.39%) MQSeries
13 9 (2.39%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 9 (2.39%) WebSphere Application Server
14 7 (1.86%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 152 (40.43%) MS Excel
2 52 (13.83%) MS PowerPoint
3 33 (8.78%) MS Office
4 6 (1.60%) MS Project
4 6 (1.60%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 16 (4.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.06%) OpenText MBPM
3 3 (0.80%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 59 (15.69%) IaaS
1 59 (15.69%) PaaS
1 59 (15.69%) SaaS
2 31 (8.24%) Office 365
3 12 (3.19%) HP Helion
4 7 (1.86%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (1.60%) Google Cloud Platform
6 5 (1.33%) Amazon EC2
6 5 (1.33%) Google App Engine
6 5 (1.33%) Microsoft Azure
7 1 (0.27%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 86 (22.87%) DNS
2 70 (18.62%) DHCP
3 28 (7.45%) WAN
4 27 (7.18%) LAN
5 26 (6.91%) TCP/IP
6 25 (6.65%) LDAP
7 24 (6.38%) Intranet
8 22 (5.85%) Skype
9 18 (4.79%) HTTP
9 18 (4.79%) Internet
10 13 (3.46%) HTTPS
10 13 (3.46%) NAS
11 12 (3.19%) Firewall
11 12 (3.19%) Kerberos
11 12 (3.19%) SSL
11 12 (3.19%) X.500
12 11 (2.93%) SAN
13 10 (2.66%) iSCSI
14 6 (1.60%) IPsec
15 5 (1.33%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (25.27%) SQL Server
2 26 (6.91%) Relational Database
3 13 (3.46%) Oracle Reports
4 12 (3.19%) MongoDB
5 11 (2.93%) DB2
5 11 (2.93%) SQL Server 2008
5 11 (2.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 10 (2.66%) Oracle Database
7 7 (1.86%) OLTP
8 6 (1.60%) Ingres
8 6 (1.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (1.33%) SAS Enterprise Guide
9 5 (1.33%) SQL Server 2005
10 4 (1.06%) GIS
10 4 (1.06%) SAS Enterprise Miner
10 4 (1.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 3 (0.80%) Oracle Database 12c
11 3 (0.80%) SQL Server 2012
12 2 (0.53%) Data Warehouse
13 1 (0.27%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 12 (3.19%) Visual Studio
2 8 (2.13%) Jenkins
3 6 (1.60%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (1.33%) Travis CI
5 4 (1.06%) MSI
6 3 (0.80%) Cucumber
6 3 (0.80%) HP UFT
6 3 (0.80%) JIRA
6 3 (0.80%) JMeter
6 3 (0.80%) LoadRunner
6 3 (0.80%) NMock
6 3 (0.80%) Selenium
6 3 (0.80%) WiX
7 1 (0.27%) MSTest
7 1 (0.27%) StarTeam
7 1 (0.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 36 (9.57%) Finance
2 11 (2.93%) Advertising
3 5 (1.33%) Publishing
4 2 (0.53%) Billing
4 2 (0.53%) Legal
5 1 (0.27%) Banking
5 1 (0.27%) Games
5 1 (0.27%) German Language
5 1 (0.27%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.27%) Retail
Job Titles
1 58 (15.43%) Developer
2 36 (9.57%) Support Engineer
3 35 (9.31%) Analyst
4 33 (8.78%) Architect
5 31 (8.24%) Administrator
6 27 (7.18%) DBA
7 25 (6.65%) Sitecore Developer
7 25 (6.65%) Solutions Architect
8 24 (6.38%) Infrastructure Architect
9 22 (5.85%) .NET Developer
10 19 (5.05%) Consultant
10 19 (5.05%) Operations Engineer
11 18 (4.79%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
12 16 (4.26%) Wintel Engineer
13 15 (3.99%) Support Analyst
14 14 (3.72%) Senior Operations Engineer
15 13 (3.46%) Active Directory Engineer
15 13 (3.46%) Migration Engineer
15 13 (3.46%) SQL DBA
16 12 (3.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (17.02%) .NET
2 44 (11.70%) ASP.NET
3 26 (6.91%) XML
4 20 (5.32%) HTML
5 18 (4.79%) Middleware
6 12 (3.19%) .NET Framework
7 9 (2.39%) IBM Integration Bus
8 8 (2.13%) J2EE
9 7 (1.86%) CSS
9 7 (1.86%) Web Services
10 5 (1.33%) jQuery
10 5 (1.33%) Servlets
11 4 (1.06%) Entity Framework
11 4 (1.06%) SignalR
12 3 (0.80%) AngularJS
12 3 (0.80%) HTML5
12 3 (0.80%) Java EE
12 3 (0.80%) MDX
12 3 (0.80%) Oracle GoldenGate
13 2 (0.53%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 58 (15.43%) Analytical Skills
2 47 (12.50%) Data Centre
3 33 (8.78%) Management Information System
4 30 (7.98%) Computer Science
5 27 (7.18%) Private Cloud
6 20 (5.32%) Clustering
7 15 (3.99%) PKI
8 14 (3.72%) Enterprise Software
8 14 (3.72%) Replication
9 11 (2.93%) Tandem
10 7 (1.86%) Blackberry
11 5 (1.33%) Mobile App
12 3 (0.80%) Fat Client
12 3 (0.80%) Public Cloud
12 3 (0.80%) Thin Client
13 2 (0.53%) FlexPod
14 1 (0.27%) AS400
14 1 (0.27%) Driving Licence
14 1 (0.27%) Video Conferencing
14 1 (0.27%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 246 (65.43%) Windows
2 96 (25.53%) Windows Server
3 72 (19.15%) Linux
4 59 (15.69%) Unix
5 50 (13.30%) AIX
6 48 (12.77%) Windows 7
7 47 (12.50%) Windows XP
8 45 (11.97%) Windows Server 2008
9 41 (10.90%) Windows Server 2012
10 37 (9.84%) Windows Server 2003
11 26 (6.91%) Windows 2000
12 16 (4.26%) Solaris
13 13 (3.46%) Android
13 13 (3.46%) Apple iOS
14 12 (3.19%) Windows 8
15 9 (2.39%) OS/390
15 9 (2.39%) Windows 10
16 6 (1.60%) VME
17 5 (1.33%) Windows Mobile
18 3 (0.80%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (32.18%) ITIL
2 80 (21.28%) Agile Software Development
3 75 (19.95%) DevOps
4 69 (18.35%) Change Management
5 59 (15.69%) Open Source
5 59 (15.69%) Problem Management
6 53 (14.10%) PRINCE2
7 48 (12.77%) Data Management
8 43 (11.44%) Migration
9 38 (10.11%) Service Management
10 37 (9.84%) ITSM
11 31 (8.24%) Virtual Environments
12 30 (7.98%) Scrum
13 28 (7.45%) MVC
13 28 (7.45%) Network Design
13 28 (7.45%) Operational Acceptance Testing
13 28 (7.45%) Release Management
14 27 (7.18%) TDD
14 27 (7.18%) Virtual Infrastructure
15 25 (6.65%) Matrix Organization
Programming Languages
1 75 (19.95%) SQL
2 62 (16.49%) C#
3 53 (14.10%) PowerShell
4 36 (9.57%) JavaScript
5 31 (8.24%) Java
6 24 (6.38%) C
7 16 (4.26%) VB
8 12 (3.19%) T-SQL
9 7 (1.86%) Python
10 6 (1.60%) COBOL
10 6 (1.60%) Perl
11 5 (1.33%) Jython
12 4 (1.06%) Shell Script
13 3 (0.80%) C++
13 3 (0.80%) Ruby
13 3 (0.80%) VB.NET
13 3 (0.80%) VBScript
14 1 (0.27%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 135 (35.90%) Security Cleared
2 103 (27.39%) SC Cleared
3 61 (16.22%) Microsoft Certification
4 43 (11.44%) MCSE
5 42 (11.17%) Degree
6 29 (7.71%) BPSS Clearance
7 20 (5.32%) ITIL Certification
8 18 (4.79%) MCSA
9 9 (2.39%) DV Cleared
10 8 (2.13%) MCP
10 8 (2.13%) MCTS
11 4 (1.06%) ECDL
12 3 (0.80%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 2 (0.53%) IBM Certification
14 1 (0.27%) A+ Certification
14 1 (0.27%) MCDST
14 1 (0.27%) MCITP
14 1 (0.27%) PMI Certification
14 1 (0.27%) PMP
14 1 (0.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (10.11%) SLA
2 22 (5.85%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (1.06%) QA
4 3 (0.80%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 157 (41.76%) Active Directory
2 42 (11.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (6.38%) Microsoft App-V
4 17 (4.52%) Hyper-V
5 15 (3.99%) XenApp
6 13 (3.46%) VMware ESXi
6 13 (3.46%) vSphere
7 8 (2.13%) VMware Workstation
8 7 (1.86%) XenDesktop
8 7 (1.86%) XenServer
9 5 (1.33%) Xen
10 4 (1.06%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 4 (1.06%) Virtual Servers
11 3 (0.80%) Oracle Clusterware
12 2 (0.53%) Firmware
12 2 (0.53%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 2 (0.53%) VMware ESX
13 1 (0.27%) KVM
13 1 (0.27%) NFS
13 1 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 35 (9.31%) SCCM
2 13 (3.46%) HP SiteScope
3 10 (2.66%) Puppet
3 10 (2.66%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 9 (2.39%) HP Operations Orchestration
5 8 (2.13%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 7 (1.86%) WSUS
7 6 (1.60%) Microsoft Clustering
7 6 (1.60%) SCOrch
8 5 (1.33%) AirWatch
8 5 (1.33%) BladeLogic
9 4 (1.06%) Oracle RMAN
10 3 (0.80%) Data Guard
10 3 (0.80%) NetBackup
11 1 (0.27%) Backup Exec
11 1 (0.27%) EMC NetWorker
11 1 (0.27%) McAfee ePO
11 1 (0.27%) Netcool
11 1 (0.27%) PureDisk
11 1 (0.27%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 55 (14.63%) VMware
2 43 (11.44%) HP
3 31 (8.24%) Oracle
4 28 (7.45%) Citrix
4 28 (7.45%) Sitecore
5 21 (5.59%) AppSense
6 12 (3.19%) IBM
7 10 (2.66%) CA
8 9 (2.39%) Dell
9 8 (2.13%) Cisco
10 7 (1.86%) Symantec
10 7 (1.86%) Trend Micro
10 7 (1.86%) Veritas
11 6 (1.60%) Google
11 6 (1.60%) ThinPrint
12 5 (1.33%) BMC
12 5 (1.33%) Sun
13 4 (1.06%) Axway
13 4 (1.06%) Informatica
13 4 (1.06%) NetApp
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