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 28 May 2015 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 7 10 4
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 79 46 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 14.34% 10.43% 14.56%
As % of the Vendors category 36.57% 23.00% 29.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 30 10
Average daily rate
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£255 £235 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.51% -27.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £195 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £396 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 4 8
Average hourly rate £13.00 £10.50 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.80% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.15 £9.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £17.15 £10.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -
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
216 200 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 39.20% 45.35% 48.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 147 39
Average daily rate £300 £290 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +5.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £210 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £495 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £369 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 9 12
Average hourly rate £13.50 £25.00 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.00% +138.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.30 £25.00 £18.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -10.52%

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 28 May 2015.

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 28 May 2015.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Newcastle upon Tyne

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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 50 (41.32%) Windows
2 44 (36.36%) MS Excel
3 37 (30.58%) MS Office
4 33 (27.27%) ITIL
5 31 (25.62%) Security Cleared
6 23 (19.01%) DHCP
6 23 (19.01%) Service Management
7 22 (18.18%) Change Management
7 22 (18.18%) Finance
7 22 (18.18%) Active Directory
7 22 (18.18%) Migration
8 21 (17.36%) DNS
9 20 (16.53%) HP
9 20 (16.53%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 19 (15.70%) Windows 7
10 19 (15.70%) Analytical Skills
11 18 (14.88%) Agile Software Development
11 18 (14.88%) Project Management
11 18 (14.88%) .NET
12 17 (14.05%) SQL Server
13 15 (12.40%) Windows Server 2003
13 15 (12.40%) SQL
14 14 (11.57%) VMware
14 14 (11.57%) SC Cleared
15 13 (10.74%) C#
15 13 (10.74%) Change Control
16 12 (9.92%) Data Centre
16 12 (9.92%) SharePoint
17 11 (9.09%) Java
17 11 (9.09%) DV Cleared

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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 12 (9.92%) SharePoint
2 10 (8.26%) MS Exchange
3 7 (5.79%) IIS
4 5 (4.13%) Apache
4 5 (4.13%) Tomcat
4 5 (4.13%) Jetty
4 5 (4.13%) WebSphere
4 5 (4.13%) nginx
5 3 (2.48%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.65%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (1.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.83%) Documentum
7 1 (0.83%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.83%) CMS
7 1 (0.83%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.83%) Office Communications Server
7 1 (0.83%) Alfresco
7 1 (0.83%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 44 (36.36%) MS Excel
2 37 (30.58%) MS Office
3 5 (4.13%) MS Project
4 4 (3.31%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (2.48%) MS Visio
5 3 (2.48%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.83%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.83%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 8 (6.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (4.96%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (3.31%) Teamcenter
4 3 (2.48%) Oracle Financials
4 3 (2.48%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.13%) Cloud Computing
1 5 (4.13%) Amazon EC2
1 5 (4.13%) Google App Engine
1 5 (4.13%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (4.13%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 23 (19.01%) DHCP
2 21 (17.36%) DNS
3 7 (5.79%) SAN
4 5 (4.13%) IPsec
4 5 (4.13%) FTP
4 5 (4.13%) HTTP
4 5 (4.13%) TCP/IP
4 5 (4.13%) SSL
5 4 (3.31%) VPN
6 1 (0.83%) 3G
6 1 (0.83%) DSL
6 1 (0.83%) Internet
6 1 (0.83%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.83%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (14.05%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.48%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (2.48%) Crystal Reports
2 3 (2.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (2.48%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (2.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (1.65%) DTS
3 2 (1.65%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (0.83%) MySQL
4 1 (0.83%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.83%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 5 (4.13%) Team Foundation Server
1 5 (4.13%) Jenkins
2 4 (3.31%) Subversion
3 2 (1.65%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.83%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.83%) Selenium
General
1 22 (18.18%) Finance
2 4 (3.31%) Spanish Language
3 3 (2.48%) Legal
4 2 (1.65%) Advertising
5 1 (0.83%) Publishing
5 1 (0.83%) Automotive
5 1 (0.83%) Retail
5 1 (0.83%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 35 (28.93%) Analyst
2 17 (14.05%) Project Manager
3 15 (12.40%) Service Analyst
3 15 (12.40%) Service Desk Analyst
4 12 (9.92%) Support Engineer
5 11 (9.09%) Wintel Engineer
6 10 (8.26%) Developer
7 9 (7.44%) Support Analyst
8 8 (6.61%) Desktop Engineer
8 8 (6.61%) Change Analyst
9 7 (5.79%) 2nd Line Support
9 7 (5.79%) .NET Developer
9 7 (5.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 5 (4.13%) Architect
10 5 (4.13%) Build Engineer
11 4 (3.31%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 4 (3.31%) Technical Solutions Architect
11 4 (3.31%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 4 (3.31%) Technical Architect
11 4 (3.31%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (14.88%) .NET
2 8 (6.61%) ASP.NET
3 6 (4.96%) HTML
3 6 (4.96%) Web Services
3 6 (4.96%) XML
3 6 (4.96%) XSLT
4 5 (4.13%) Servlets
4 5 (4.13%) J2EE
5 4 (3.31%) Itk
5 4 (3.31%) XSL
5 4 (3.31%) Swing
6 3 (2.48%) CSS
6 3 (2.48%) .NET Framework
6 3 (2.48%) jBPM
6 3 (2.48%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (1.65%) CSS3
7 2 (1.65%) AngularJS
7 2 (1.65%) HTML5
7 2 (1.65%) WCF
7 2 (1.65%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 19 (15.70%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (9.92%) Data Centre
3 11 (9.09%) Economics
4 7 (5.79%) Management Information System
5 4 (3.31%) Clustering
5 4 (3.31%) NHS
6 2 (1.65%) Informatics
6 2 (1.65%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.65%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.83%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.83%) CMDB
7 1 (0.83%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.83%) Inversion of Control
7 1 (0.83%) User Experience
7 1 (0.83%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 50 (41.32%) Windows
2 19 (15.70%) Windows 7
3 15 (12.40%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (6.61%) Windows XP
5 7 (5.79%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (4.96%) Solaris
6 6 (4.96%) UNIX
7 5 (4.13%) Linux
8 2 (1.65%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.83%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (27.27%) ITIL
2 23 (19.01%) Service Management
3 22 (18.18%) Change Management
3 22 (18.18%) Migration
4 18 (14.88%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (14.88%) Project Management
5 13 (10.74%) Change Control
6 11 (9.09%) Server Building
7 9 (7.44%) Incident Management
8 8 (6.61%) Programme Management
8 8 (6.61%) CRM
8 8 (6.61%) ITSM
8 8 (6.61%) Configuration Management
9 7 (5.79%) PRINCE2
9 7 (5.79%) Problem Management
9 7 (5.79%) Software Delivery
10 6 (4.96%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (4.96%) CAD
11 5 (4.13%) SOA
11 5 (4.13%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 15 (12.40%) SQL
2 13 (10.74%) C#
3 11 (9.09%) Java
4 9 (7.44%) JavaScript
5 5 (4.13%) T-SQL
6 4 (3.31%) C
6 4 (3.31%) C++
7 2 (1.65%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.83%) COBOL
8 1 (0.83%) VB
8 1 (0.83%) VBA
Qualifications
1 31 (25.62%) Security Cleared
2 14 (11.57%) SC Cleared
3 11 (9.09%) DV Cleared
4 10 (8.26%) MCSE
4 10 (8.26%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (4.96%) Degree
6 2 (1.65%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.83%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.48%) SLA
2 1 (0.83%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 22 (18.18%) Active Directory
2 11 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (4.13%) Xen
4 3 (2.48%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (1.65%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.83%) XenApp
6 1 (0.83%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 20 (16.53%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 4 (3.31%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (3.31%) Puppet
2 4 (3.31%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (2.48%) SCCM
4 2 (1.65%) WSUS
4 2 (1.65%) SCOM
4 2 (1.65%) HP Data Protector
4 2 (1.65%) NetBackup
4 2 (1.65%) Unicenter
4 2 (1.65%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.83%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 20 (16.53%) HP
2 14 (11.57%) VMware
3 5 (4.13%) Cisco
3 5 (4.13%) Dell
3 5 (4.13%) Google
4 4 (3.31%) Tableau
4 4 (3.31%) SAP
4 4 (3.31%) Oracle
4 4 (3.31%) CA
4 4 (3.31%) Siemens
5 3 (2.48%) Cerner
5 3 (2.48%) ServiceNow
6 2 (1.65%) Citrix
6 2 (1.65%) CheckPoint
6 2 (1.65%) Symantec
6 2 (1.65%) Sophos
7 1 (0.83%) Micro Focus
7 1 (0.83%) IBM
7 1 (0.83%) EMC
7 1 (0.83%) OpenText
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