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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 10 7 6
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 57 27 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 11.70% 14.29% 12.50%
As % of the Vendors category 26.15% 26.21% 26.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 10 13
Average daily rate
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£333 £304 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.46% +102.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £205 £121
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £350 £675
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.93% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 14 5
Average hourly rate £28.75 £10.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+173.80% -16.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.30 £10.00 £8.94
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £27.85 £14.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.65 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.89% -17.27%
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
218 103 114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 44.76% 54.50% 47.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 58 43
Average daily rate £360 £280 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -21.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £197 £127
10% offered a daily rate of more than £499 £453 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 16 5
Average hourly rate £30.00 £10.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+185.71% -16.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -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 24 December 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 December 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 December 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 68 (60.18%) Windows
2 52 (46.02%) MS Excel
3 47 (41.59%) Security Cleared
4 43 (38.05%) MS Office
5 38 (33.63%) SQL
6 37 (32.74%) SQL Server
6 37 (32.74%) ITIL
7 34 (30.09%) Active Directory
8 28 (24.78%) .NET
8 28 (24.78%) Windows Server 2003
9 23 (20.35%) Service Management
9 23 (20.35%) Windows Server 2008
10 22 (19.47%) SQL Server 2008
10 22 (19.47%) C#
11 20 (17.70%) Project Management
12 19 (16.81%) HP
12 19 (16.81%) ASP.NET
12 19 (16.81%) SC Cleared
12 19 (16.81%) Clustering
13 18 (15.93%) SQL Server 2005
13 18 (15.93%) SharePoint
13 18 (15.93%) Service Delivery
14 17 (15.04%) Change Management
14 17 (15.04%) Business Intelligence
14 17 (15.04%) PRINCE2
15 16 (14.16%) Web Services
15 16 (14.16%) Analytical Skills
16 15 (13.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 15 (13.27%) DV Cleared
17 14 (12.39%) Data Management

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 18 (15.93%) SharePoint
2 12 (10.62%) MS Exchange
3 7 (6.19%) IBM Notes
4 5 (4.42%) Apache
4 5 (4.42%) IIS
5 4 (3.54%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (1.77%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.88%) Node.js
7 1 (0.88%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 52 (46.02%) MS Excel
2 43 (38.05%) MS Office
3 7 (6.19%) MS Project
3 7 (6.19%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (4.42%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.88%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 5 (4.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (3.54%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.65%) Office 365
2 2 (1.77%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (10.62%) DHCP
2 11 (9.73%) DNS
3 7 (6.19%) SAN
4 5 (4.42%) Firewall
5 2 (1.77%) MPLS
5 2 (1.77%) DSL
5 2 (1.77%) WAN
5 2 (1.77%) Intranet
5 2 (1.77%) LAN
6 1 (0.88%) VoIP
6 1 (0.88%) WLAN
6 1 (0.88%) HTTP
6 1 (0.88%) Internet
6 1 (0.88%) Extranet
6 1 (0.88%) Wireless
6 1 (0.88%) Wireless Security
6 1 (0.88%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (32.74%) SQL Server
2 22 (19.47%) SQL Server 2008
3 18 (15.93%) SQL Server 2005
4 15 (13.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 11 (9.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 10 (8.85%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 6 (5.31%) Relational Database
8 5 (4.42%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (4.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (4.42%) RDBMS
9 4 (3.54%) SQL Server 2000
10 3 (2.65%) DTS
11 1 (0.88%) Data Mining
11 1 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.88%) SAP BI
11 1 (0.88%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 3 (2.65%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.88%) MSI
2 1 (0.88%) Fiddler
General
1 5 (4.42%) Finance
2 2 (1.77%) Military
3 1 (0.88%) Advertising
3 1 (0.88%) Back Office
3 1 (0.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (19.47%) Developer
2 17 (15.04%) Project Manager
3 13 (11.50%) Support Engineer
4 12 (10.62%) Analyst
5 8 (7.08%) Applications Support
6 7 (6.19%) 2nd Line Support
7 6 (5.31%) Senior Project Manager
7 6 (5.31%) Consultant
7 6 (5.31%) Senior Manager
8 5 (4.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (3.54%) Administrator
9 4 (3.54%) Applications Specialist
9 4 (3.54%) Support Specialist
9 4 (3.54%) Applications Support Specialist
9 4 (3.54%) Wintel Support
9 4 (3.54%) SharePoint Developer
9 4 (3.54%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 3 (2.65%) Designer
10 3 (2.65%) Microsoft Developer
10 3 (2.65%) Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (24.78%) .NET
2 19 (16.81%) ASP.NET
3 16 (14.16%) Web Services
4 10 (8.85%) MDX
5 7 (6.19%) CSS
6 6 (5.31%) XML
6 6 (5.31%) WCF
6 6 (5.31%) HTML
7 5 (4.42%) CSS3
7 5 (4.42%) HTML5
7 5 (4.42%) Middleware
8 4 (3.54%) WF
8 4 (3.54%) AppFabric
9 3 (2.65%) jQuery
9 3 (2.65%) REST
9 3 (2.65%) AngularJS
10 2 (1.77%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 2 (1.77%) SOAP
10 2 (1.77%) ADO.NET
11 1 (0.88%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 19 (16.81%) Clustering
2 16 (14.16%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (12.39%) N-Tier
4 9 (7.96%) Economics
5 4 (3.54%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.88%) Handset
6 1 (0.88%) NHS
6 1 (0.88%) Smartcard
6 1 (0.88%) CMDB
6 1 (0.88%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 68 (60.18%) Windows
2 28 (24.78%) Windows Server 2003
3 23 (20.35%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (7.08%) Windows 7
5 5 (4.42%) Solaris
5 5 (4.42%) UNIX
6 4 (3.54%) Windows XP
7 2 (1.77%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (32.74%) ITIL
2 23 (20.35%) Service Management
3 20 (17.70%) Project Management
4 18 (15.93%) Service Delivery
5 17 (15.04%) Change Management
5 17 (15.04%) Business Intelligence
5 17 (15.04%) PRINCE2
6 14 (12.39%) Data Management
7 12 (10.62%) Web Design
8 9 (7.96%) Configuration Management
9 8 (7.08%) CRM
9 8 (7.08%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (7.08%) Problem Management
10 6 (5.31%) Programme Management
11 4 (3.54%) Incident Management
11 4 (3.54%) Change Control
12 3 (2.65%) Knowledge Management
12 3 (2.65%) E-Commerce
13 2 (1.77%) Data Modelling
13 2 (1.77%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 38 (33.63%) SQL
2 22 (19.47%) C#
3 14 (12.39%) VBScript
3 14 (12.39%) VB.NET
3 14 (12.39%) VBA
4 12 (10.62%) VB
5 7 (6.19%) JavaScript
6 4 (3.54%) C
6 4 (3.54%) PowerShell
7 2 (1.77%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.88%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 47 (41.59%) Security Cleared
2 19 (16.81%) SC Cleared
3 15 (13.27%) DV Cleared
4 11 (9.73%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (3.54%) MCSE
6 3 (2.65%) MCSA
7 2 (1.77%) ISEB
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
8 1 (0.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.88%) CCNP
8 1 (0.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.88%) SLA
1 1 (0.88%) QA
1 1 (0.88%) P3O
System Software
1 34 (30.09%) Active Directory
2 10 (8.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (4.42%) Terminal Services
4 2 (1.77%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (1.77%) XenApp
5 1 (0.88%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.88%) vSphere
5 1 (0.88%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 14 (12.39%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 9 (7.96%) MIIS
3 5 (4.42%) OpenView
3 5 (4.42%) HP SIM
4 3 (2.65%) SCCM
5 2 (1.77%) Netcool
5 2 (1.77%) WSUS
6 1 (0.88%) Unicenter
6 1 (0.88%) SCOM
6 1 (0.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (16.81%) HP
2 13 (11.50%) VMware
3 8 (7.08%) Cisco
3 8 (7.08%) Citrix
4 7 (6.19%) Lotus
5 6 (5.31%) CA
6 5 (4.42%) Oracle
7 3 (2.65%) NetApp
8 2 (1.77%) Apple
9 1 (0.88%) NEC
9 1 (0.88%) Draytek
9 1 (0.88%) Polycom
9 1 (0.88%) Genesys
9 1 (0.88%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 1 (0.88%) SAP
9 1 (0.88%) EMC
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