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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 10 13 18
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 39 9 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 10.40% 5.56% 6.33%
As % of the Vendors category 22.41% 12.86% 14.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 2 10
Average daily rate
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£347 £363 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £353 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £373 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 3
Average hourly rate £10.57 £18.90 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.07% -12.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -7.93%
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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
174 70 137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 46.40% 43.21% 43.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 31 69
Average daily rate £345 £363 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.82% +42.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £280 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £505 £409
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 7 4
Average hourly rate £18.50 £11.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+68.18% -48.83%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.30 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-6.73% +1.57%

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 29 August 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 29 August 2014.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Newcastle upon Tyne

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 41 (50.00%) Windows
2 33 (40.24%) MS Office
3 30 (36.59%) .NET
3 30 (36.59%) Security Cleared
4 24 (29.27%) C#
4 24 (29.27%) SQL
5 22 (26.83%) SC Cleared
6 20 (24.39%) SQL Server
7 19 (23.17%) MS Excel
7 19 (23.17%) Change Management
8 18 (21.95%) ASP.NET
9 17 (20.73%) ITIL
10 16 (19.51%) SharePoint
11 14 (17.07%) Active Directory
11 14 (17.07%) Windows 7
12 13 (15.85%) Windows Server 2003
12 13 (15.85%) Service Management
13 12 (14.63%) Finance
13 12 (14.63%) Web Services
13 12 (14.63%) Windows XP
14 11 (13.41%) VB.NET
14 11 (13.41%) Project Management
14 11 (13.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 10 (12.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 10 (12.20%) CRM
15 10 (12.20%) DHCP
16 9 (10.98%) PRINCE2
16 9 (10.98%) Business Intelligence
16 9 (10.98%) Dynamics CRM
16 9 (10.98%) SQL Server 2008

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 16 (19.51%) SharePoint
2 7 (8.54%) BizTalk Server
3 5 (6.10%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.44%) IBM Notes
4 2 (2.44%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.22%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.22%) WebLogic
Applications
1 33 (40.24%) MS Office
2 19 (23.17%) MS Excel
3 6 (7.32%) MS Visio
4 4 (4.88%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (2.44%) MS Project
6 1 (1.22%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 9 (10.98%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.44%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.44%) Office 365
2 1 (1.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (12.20%) DHCP
2 6 (7.32%) DNS
3 2 (2.44%) Intranet
3 2 (2.44%) VPN
3 2 (2.44%) MPLS
3 2 (2.44%) DSL
3 2 (2.44%) WAN
3 2 (2.44%) LAN
4 1 (1.22%) UMTS
4 1 (1.22%) VoIP
4 1 (1.22%) WLAN
4 1 (1.22%) GSM
4 1 (1.22%) HTTP
4 1 (1.22%) Firewall
4 1 (1.22%) LTE
4 1 (1.22%) Unified Communications
4 1 (1.22%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (24.39%) SQL Server
2 11 (13.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 10 (12.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 9 (10.98%) SQL Server 2008
5 8 (9.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (9.76%) SQL Server 2005
6 7 (8.54%) Relational Database
7 6 (7.32%) RDBMS
8 4 (4.88%) DTS
8 4 (4.88%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 2 (2.44%) SQL Server 2000
9 2 (2.44%) Oracle Database
10 1 (1.22%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (1.22%) Oracle Database 10g
10 1 (1.22%) SAP BI
10 1 (1.22%) EDRMS
10 1 (1.22%) IDOL
10 1 (1.22%) Oracle OWB
10 1 (1.22%) Data Mining
10 1 (1.22%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (3.66%) Rational Rhapsody
2 2 (2.44%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.22%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (14.63%) Finance
2 5 (6.10%) Manufacturing
3 3 (3.66%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (3.66%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.44%) Advertising
4 2 (2.44%) Military
5 1 (1.22%) Legal
Job Titles
1 21 (25.61%) Developer
2 17 (20.73%) Analyst
3 9 (10.98%) Project Manager
4 7 (8.54%) Support Engineer
5 6 (7.32%) Support Analyst
6 5 (6.10%) Programmer
6 5 (6.10%) 2nd Line Support
6 5 (6.10%) Microsoft Developer
7 4 (4.88%) Applications Support Specialist
7 4 (4.88%) Support Specialist
7 4 (4.88%) Applications Support
7 4 (4.88%) Service Analyst
7 4 (4.88%) Service Desk Analyst
7 4 (4.88%) Applications Specialist
7 4 (4.88%) Desktop Support
8 3 (3.66%) Systems Analyst
8 3 (3.66%) Web Developer
8 3 (3.66%) Consultant
8 3 (3.66%) 1st Line Support
8 3 (3.66%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (36.59%) .NET
2 18 (21.95%) ASP.NET
3 12 (14.63%) Web Services
4 8 (9.76%) XML
4 8 (9.76%) HTML
5 5 (6.10%) CSS3
5 5 (6.10%) HTML5
5 5 (6.10%) CSS
6 4 (4.88%) MDX
6 4 (4.88%) WCF
6 4 (4.88%) WF
6 4 (4.88%) jQuery
6 4 (4.88%) AppFabric
7 2 (2.44%) REST
8 1 (1.22%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.32%) N-Tier
2 4 (4.88%) Clustering
2 4 (4.88%) Economics
3 3 (3.66%) NHS
4 1 (1.22%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.22%) Handset
4 1 (1.22%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 41 (50.00%) Windows
2 14 (17.07%) Windows 7
3 13 (15.85%) Windows Server 2003
4 12 (14.63%) Windows XP
5 9 (10.98%) Windows 8
6 5 (6.10%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (2.44%) Linux
8 1 (1.22%) UNIX
8 1 (1.22%) AIX
8 1 (1.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (23.17%) Change Management
2 17 (20.73%) ITIL
3 13 (15.85%) Service Management
4 11 (13.41%) Project Management
5 10 (12.20%) CRM
6 9 (10.98%) PRINCE2
6 9 (10.98%) Business Intelligence
7 7 (8.54%) Service Delivery
8 6 (7.32%) Data Management
8 6 (7.32%) Integration Testing
8 6 (7.32%) Test Scripting
9 5 (6.10%) Incident Management
9 5 (6.10%) Problem Management
9 5 (6.10%) Programme Management
9 5 (6.10%) Web Design
9 5 (6.10%) Configuration Management
10 4 (4.88%) Migration
11 3 (3.66%) Agile Software Development
11 3 (3.66%) Change Control
11 3 (3.66%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 24 (29.27%) C#
1 24 (29.27%) SQL
2 11 (13.41%) VB.NET
3 7 (8.54%) VBA
3 7 (8.54%) JavaScript
4 6 (7.32%) VBScript
4 6 (7.32%) VB
5 5 (6.10%) Java
6 3 (3.66%) MUMPS
6 3 (3.66%) Shell Script
7 2 (2.44%) C
8 1 (1.22%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.22%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 30 (36.59%) Security Cleared
2 22 (26.83%) SC Cleared
3 8 (9.76%) Degree
4 4 (4.88%) DV Cleared
4 4 (4.88%) ISEB
5 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.22%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.22%) PMP
5 1 (1.22%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.66%) ISO 9000
1 3 (3.66%) HL7
2 1 (1.22%) P3O
2 1 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.22%) QA
System Software
1 14 (17.07%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.44%) vSphere
2 2 (2.44%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.22%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (7.32%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 4 (4.88%) Unicenter
3 2 (2.44%) Netcool
3 2 (2.44%) WSUS
4 1 (1.22%) SCCM
4 1 (1.22%) SCOM
4 1 (1.22%) OpenView
4 1 (1.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 8 (9.76%) Oracle
1 8 (9.76%) CA
2 6 (7.32%) Cisco
3 3 (3.66%) InterSystems
4 2 (2.44%) NetApp
4 2 (2.44%) Lotus
4 2 (2.44%) HP
5 1 (1.22%) Citrix
5 1 (1.22%) Genesys
5 1 (1.22%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 1 (1.22%) IBM
5 1 (1.22%) SAP
5 1 (1.22%) Cognos
5 1 (1.22%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.22%) NEC
5 1 (1.22%) Veritas
5 1 (1.22%) VMware
5 1 (1.22%) Draytek
5 1 (1.22%) Polycom
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