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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
Tyne and Wear / Newcastle upon Tyne
Rank 6 14 8
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 148 67 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 19.17% 10.67% 12.79%
As % of the Vendors category 36.63% 27.35% 26.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 43 38
Median daily rate £375 £363 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +4.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 6 1
Median hourly rate £29.00 £10.29 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+181.96% -10.56%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £15.90 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-15.09% +6.00%

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
404 245 186
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 52.33% 39.01% 47.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 286 147 135
Median daily rate £350 £400 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +12.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £230 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 19 3
Median hourly rate £27.50 £25.00 £14.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +73.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.35 £10.57 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.55 £50.50 £14.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-22.22% +34.32%

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 18 January 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 18 January 2017.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Newcastle upon Tyne

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 18 January 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.

1 255 (65.55%) Windows
2 164 (42.16%) Active Directory
3 150 (38.56%) Security Cleared
4 139 (35.73%) MS Excel
5 136 (34.96%) ITIL
6 123 (31.62%) Windows Server
7 118 (30.33%) SC Cleared
8 95 (24.42%) SQL Server
9 94 (24.16%) DNS
10 82 (21.08%) DHCP
11 78 (20.05%) Change Management
12 76 (19.54%) Unix
13 75 (19.28%) Linux
13 75 (19.28%) Agile Software Development
14 73 (18.77%) SQL
14 73 (18.77%) DevOps
15 68 (17.48%) Problem Management
16 67 (17.22%) AIX
17 66 (16.97%) Microsoft Certification
18 62 (15.94%) VMware
19 60 (15.42%) .NET
19 60 (15.42%) Open Source
20 59 (15.17%) SaaS
20 59 (15.17%) PaaS
20 59 (15.17%) IaaS
21 58 (14.91%) HP
21 58 (14.91%) Analytical Skills
22 56 (14.40%) C#
23 54 (13.88%) PRINCE2
24 52 (13.37%) PowerShell

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 50 (12.85%) SharePoint
2 43 (11.05%) WebSphere
3 35 (9.00%) MS Exchange
4 34 (8.74%) IIS
5 30 (7.71%) Exchange Server 2010
5 30 (7.71%) Exchange Server 2013
5 30 (7.71%) Skype for Business
6 29 (7.46%) WebLogic
7 25 (6.43%) OpenStack
8 17 (4.37%) SharePoint 2010
9 16 (4.11%) Office Communications Server
10 14 (3.60%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 13 (3.34%) BizTalk Server
11 13 (3.34%) SAS
11 13 (3.34%) SharePoint 2013
12 12 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2003
12 12 (3.08%) MQSeries
12 12 (3.08%) WebSphere Application Server
13 10 (2.57%) Tuxedo
14 9 (2.31%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 139 (35.73%) MS Excel
2 52 (13.37%) MS PowerPoint
3 34 (8.74%) MS Office
4 12 (3.08%) MS Project
5 9 (2.31%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 16 (4.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.54%) OpenText MBPM
3 3 (0.77%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 59 (15.17%) IaaS
1 59 (15.17%) PaaS
1 59 (15.17%) SaaS
2 32 (8.23%) Office 365
3 12 (3.08%) HP Helion
4 10 (2.57%) Amazon AWS
5 7 (1.80%) Google Cloud Platform
6 6 (1.54%) Amazon EC2
6 6 (1.54%) Google App Engine
7 2 (0.51%) DigitalOcean
7 2 (0.51%) GitHub
7 2 (0.51%) Google Analytics
7 2 (0.51%) Linode
7 2 (0.51%) Microsoft Azure
8 1 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 94 (24.16%) DNS
2 82 (21.08%) DHCP
3 27 (6.94%) Intranet
4 26 (6.68%) TCP/IP
5 25 (6.43%) LDAP
5 25 (6.43%) Skype
6 22 (5.66%) Internet
7 21 (5.40%) HTTP
8 19 (4.88%) WAN
9 18 (4.63%) LAN
10 15 (3.86%) SSL
11 13 (3.34%) Firewall
11 13 (3.34%) HTTPS
11 13 (3.34%) NAS
12 12 (3.08%) Kerberos
12 12 (3.08%) X.500
13 11 (2.83%) SAN
14 10 (2.57%) iSCSI
15 7 (1.80%) IPsec
16 6 (1.54%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (24.42%) SQL Server
2 17 (4.37%) Relational Database
3 12 (3.08%) MongoDB
3 12 (3.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 11 (2.83%) DB2
4 11 (2.83%) Oracle Reports
4 11 (2.83%) SQL Server 2008
5 9 (2.31%) Oracle Database
6 7 (1.80%) OLTP
7 6 (1.54%) Ingres
7 6 (1.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (1.29%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 5 (1.29%) SQL Server 2005
8 5 (1.29%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (1.03%) SAS Enterprise Miner
9 4 (1.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (0.77%) Oracle Database 12c
11 2 (0.51%) Data Mining
11 2 (0.51%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (0.51%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 12 (3.08%) Visual Studio
2 9 (2.31%) Jenkins
3 6 (1.54%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (1.54%) Travis CI
4 5 (1.29%) MSI
5 3 (0.77%) Cucumber
5 3 (0.77%) HP UFT
5 3 (0.77%) JIRA
5 3 (0.77%) JMeter
5 3 (0.77%) LoadRunner
5 3 (0.77%) NMock
5 3 (0.77%) Selenium
5 3 (0.77%) WiX
6 2 (0.51%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.51%) GitLab
6 2 (0.51%) Subversion
6 2 (0.51%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.26%) MSTest
7 1 (0.26%) StarTeam
7 1 (0.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 35 (9.00%) Finance
2 9 (2.31%) Advertising
3 5 (1.29%) Publishing
4 3 (0.77%) Billing
5 2 (0.51%) Legal
6 1 (0.26%) Banking
6 1 (0.26%) Games
6 1 (0.26%) German Language
6 1 (0.26%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 52 (13.37%) Developer
1 52 (13.37%) Support Engineer
2 33 (8.48%) Administrator
3 28 (7.20%) Analyst
4 26 (6.68%) DBA
5 23 (5.91%) Architect
5 23 (5.91%) Consultant
6 22 (5.66%) Sitecore Developer
7 20 (5.14%) .NET Developer
8 17 (4.37%) Infrastructure Architect
8 17 (4.37%) Wintel Engineer
9 16 (4.11%) Operations Engineer
9 16 (4.11%) Solutions Architect
10 13 (3.34%) Active Directory Engineer
10 13 (3.34%) Project Manager
10 13 (3.34%) SQL DBA
11 12 (3.08%) Desktop Engineer
11 12 (3.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 12 (3.08%) Support Analyst
11 12 (3.08%) Support Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (15.42%) .NET
2 43 (11.05%) ASP.NET
3 27 (6.94%) Middleware
4 25 (6.43%) XML
5 18 (4.63%) HTML
6 12 (3.08%) IBM Integration Bus
7 11 (2.83%) J2EE
8 10 (2.57%) .NET Framework
9 7 (1.80%) Web Services
10 6 (1.54%) Servlets
11 5 (1.29%) CSS
12 4 (1.03%) jQuery
13 3 (0.77%) MDX
13 3 (0.77%) Oracle GoldenGate
14 2 (0.51%) ActiveMQ
14 2 (0.51%) AngularJS
14 2 (0.51%) LAPP Stack
14 2 (0.51%) Ruby on Rails
14 2 (0.51%) SailPoint
14 2 (0.51%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 58 (14.91%) Analytical Skills
2 37 (9.51%) Data Centre
3 36 (9.25%) Computer Science
4 34 (8.74%) Management Information System
5 19 (4.88%) Clustering
6 18 (4.63%) Private Cloud
7 16 (4.11%) PKI
8 14 (3.60%) Enterprise Software
8 14 (3.60%) Replication
9 11 (2.83%) Tandem
10 9 (2.31%) Blackberry
11 8 (2.06%) Visualisation
12 5 (1.29%) Mobile App
12 5 (1.29%) Public Cloud
13 3 (0.77%) Fat Client
13 3 (0.77%) Thin Client
14 2 (0.51%) FlexPod
15 1 (0.26%) Client/Server
15 1 (0.26%) IBM Mainframe
15 1 (0.26%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 255 (65.55%) Windows
2 123 (31.62%) Windows Server
3 76 (19.54%) Unix
4 75 (19.28%) Linux
5 67 (17.22%) AIX
6 52 (13.37%) Windows Server 2008
7 47 (12.08%) Windows XP
8 45 (11.57%) Windows 7
9 44 (11.31%) Windows Server 2003
10 41 (10.54%) Windows Server 2012
11 33 (8.48%) Solaris
12 26 (6.68%) Windows 2000
13 16 (4.11%) Android
13 16 (4.11%) Apple iOS
14 12 (3.08%) OS/390
14 12 (3.08%) Windows 8
15 10 (2.57%) Windows 10
16 5 (1.29%) Windows Mobile
17 4 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 4 (1.03%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (34.96%) ITIL
2 78 (20.05%) Change Management
3 75 (19.28%) Agile Software Development
4 73 (18.77%) DevOps
5 68 (17.48%) Problem Management
6 60 (15.42%) Open Source
7 54 (13.88%) PRINCE2
8 45 (11.57%) Data Management
9 43 (11.05%) Migration
10 39 (10.03%) Release Management
11 35 (9.00%) Service Management
12 33 (8.48%) ITSM
13 29 (7.46%) Service Delivery
13 29 (7.46%) Virtual Environments
14 28 (7.20%) Operational Acceptance Testing
15 26 (6.68%) MVC
16 25 (6.43%) Incident Management
16 25 (6.43%) Project Management
17 23 (5.91%) Scrum
18 22 (5.66%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 73 (18.77%) SQL
2 56 (14.40%) C#
3 52 (13.37%) PowerShell
4 36 (9.25%) Java
5 33 (8.48%) JavaScript
6 27 (6.94%) C
7 17 (4.37%) VB
8 12 (3.08%) T-SQL
9 10 (2.57%) Python
10 8 (2.06%) Perl
11 7 (1.80%) Jython
12 6 (1.54%) C++
13 5 (1.29%) Ruby
14 4 (1.03%) Shell Script
14 4 (1.03%) VBScript
15 3 (0.77%) COBOL
16 2 (0.51%) PHP
16 2 (0.51%) VB.NET
17 1 (0.26%) JCL
17 1 (0.26%) REXX
Qualifications
1 150 (38.56%) Security Cleared
2 118 (30.33%) SC Cleared
3 66 (16.97%) Microsoft Certification
4 47 (12.08%) MCSE
5 45 (11.57%) Degree
6 44 (11.31%) BPSS Clearance
7 21 (5.40%) ITIL Certification
8 18 (4.63%) MCSA
9 9 (2.31%) DV Cleared
10 8 (2.06%) MCP
10 8 (2.06%) MCTS
11 3 (0.77%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 2 (0.51%) ECDL
12 2 (0.51%) IBM Certification
12 2 (0.51%) PMI Certification
12 2 (0.51%) PMP
13 1 (0.26%) A+ Certification
13 1 (0.26%) CAPM
13 1 (0.26%) ISTQB
13 1 (0.26%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (11.83%) SLA
2 36 (9.25%) Disclosure Scotland
3 11 (2.83%) ISO 9001
4 4 (1.03%) QA
System Software
1 164 (42.16%) Active Directory
2 49 (12.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (7.46%) Microsoft App-V
4 20 (5.14%) XenApp
5 18 (4.63%) Hyper-V
6 13 (3.34%) VMware ESXi
6 13 (3.34%) vSphere
7 12 (3.08%) XenDesktop
7 12 (3.08%) XenServer
8 8 (2.06%) VMware Workstation
8 8 (2.06%) Xen
9 3 (0.77%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 3 (0.77%) Oracle Clusterware
9 3 (0.77%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (0.51%) Firmware
10 2 (0.51%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 2 (0.51%) VirtualBox
10 2 (0.51%) VMware ESX
11 1 (0.26%) Brightmail
11 1 (0.26%) NFS
Systems Management
1 34 (8.74%) SCCM
2 13 (3.34%) Puppet
3 11 (2.83%) HP SiteScope
3 11 (2.83%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 9 (2.31%) HP Operations Orchestration
5 8 (2.06%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 7 (1.80%) WSUS
7 6 (1.54%) AirWatch
7 6 (1.54%) SCOrch
7 6 (1.54%) XenMobile
8 5 (1.29%) BladeLogic
8 5 (1.29%) Microsoft Clustering
9 4 (1.03%) EdgeSight
9 4 (1.03%) SafeCom
10 3 (0.77%) Data Guard
10 3 (0.77%) NetBackup
10 3 (0.77%) Opscode Chef
10 3 (0.77%) Oracle RMAN
11 2 (0.51%) Nagios
11 2 (0.51%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 62 (15.94%) VMware
2 58 (14.91%) HP
3 38 (9.77%) Oracle
4 33 (8.48%) Citrix
5 26 (6.68%) AppSense
6 25 (6.43%) Sitecore
7 19 (4.88%) CA
8 18 (4.63%) IBM
9 16 (4.11%) ServiceNow
10 10 (2.57%) ThinPrint
11 9 (2.31%) Dell
11 9 (2.31%) Google
11 9 (2.31%) Trend Micro
12 7 (1.80%) Cisco
12 7 (1.80%) SAP
12 7 (1.80%) Sun
12 7 (1.80%) Symantec
12 7 (1.80%) Veritas
13 6 (1.54%) Axway
14 5 (1.29%) IronPort
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