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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 13 8 19
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +11
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 48 14 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 10.71% 10.00% 6.32%
As % of the Vendors category 25.67% 22.22% 13.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 5 10
Average daily rate
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£320 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £228 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £365 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 3
Average hourly rate £11.00 £18.90 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.79% +5.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £15.63
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -13.60%
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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
187 63 132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 41.74% 45.00% 46.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 32 68
Average daily rate £347 £350 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.72% +37.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £189 £200 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £500 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 4 7
Average hourly rate £18.50 £18.90 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.11% +5.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.63% +2.70%

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 18 September 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 18 September 2014.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Newcastle upon Tyne

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 48 (57.14%) Windows
2 31 (36.90%) Security Cleared
3 30 (35.71%) MS Office
4 29 (34.52%) .NET
4 29 (34.52%) SQL
5 24 (28.57%) ITIL
5 24 (28.57%) MS Excel
6 23 (27.38%) C#
7 22 (26.19%) SQL Server
8 21 (25.00%) Active Directory
9 20 (23.81%) SharePoint
9 20 (23.81%) Windows Server 2003
10 18 (21.43%) ASP.NET
11 17 (20.24%) SC Cleared
12 16 (19.05%) Change Management
13 14 (16.67%) Service Management
14 13 (15.48%) CRM
14 13 (15.48%) Agile Software Development
14 13 (15.48%) Windows 7
15 12 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
15 12 (14.29%) Windows XP
16 11 (13.10%) Finance
16 11 (13.10%) Clustering
16 11 (13.10%) DHCP
16 11 (13.10%) VB.NET
16 11 (13.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 11 (13.10%) Dynamics CRM
17 10 (11.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 10 (11.90%) Windows 8
17 10 (11.90%) Web Services

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 20 (23.81%) SharePoint
2 7 (8.33%) MS Exchange
2 7 (8.33%) BizTalk Server
3 5 (5.95%) IBM Notes
4 3 (3.57%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (2.38%) IIS
5 2 (2.38%) Apache
6 1 (1.19%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 30 (35.71%) MS Office
2 24 (28.57%) MS Excel
3 6 (7.14%) MS Visio
4 5 (5.95%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (3.57%) MS Project
6 1 (1.19%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 11 (13.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (4.76%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (13.10%) DHCP
2 8 (9.52%) DNS
3 3 (3.57%) Intranet
3 3 (3.57%) Firewall
4 2 (2.38%) MPLS
4 2 (2.38%) DSL
4 2 (2.38%) WAN
4 2 (2.38%) VPN
4 2 (2.38%) LAN
5 1 (1.19%) VoIP
5 1 (1.19%) WLAN
5 1 (1.19%) HTTP
5 1 (1.19%) SAN
5 1 (1.19%) Internet
5 1 (1.19%) Extranet
5 1 (1.19%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (26.19%) SQL Server
2 11 (13.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 10 (11.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 9 (10.71%) SQL Server 2008
5 8 (9.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (9.52%) SQL Server 2005
6 7 (8.33%) Relational Database
7 6 (7.14%) RDBMS
8 4 (4.76%) DTS
8 4 (4.76%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 2 (2.38%) SQL Server 2000
10 1 (1.19%) SAP BI
10 1 (1.19%) EDRMS
10 1 (1.19%) IDOL
10 1 (1.19%) Oracle OWB
10 1 (1.19%) Data Mining
10 1 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (1.19%) Oracle Database 10g
10 1 (1.19%) Oracle Database
10 1 (1.19%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 2 (2.38%) Visual Studio
1 2 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (2.38%) Rational Rhapsody
2 1 (1.19%) MSI
General
1 11 (13.10%) Finance
2 4 (4.76%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.38%) Advertising
3 2 (2.38%) Military
3 2 (2.38%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.19%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (26.19%) Developer
2 12 (14.29%) Analyst
3 9 (10.71%) Support Engineer
4 8 (9.52%) Project Manager
5 7 (8.33%) Microsoft Developer
6 5 (5.95%) CRM Developer
6 5 (5.95%) Programmer
6 5 (5.95%) Support Analyst
6 5 (5.95%) 2nd Line Support
7 4 (4.76%) Support Specialist
7 4 (4.76%) Applications Support
7 4 (4.76%) Consultant
7 4 (4.76%) Applications Specialist
7 4 (4.76%) Desktop Support
7 4 (4.76%) SharePoint Developer
7 4 (4.76%) Wintel Engineer
7 4 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM Developer
7 4 (4.76%) Applications Support Specialist
8 3 (3.57%) 1st Line Support Analyst
8 3 (3.57%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (34.52%) .NET
2 18 (21.43%) ASP.NET
3 10 (11.90%) Web Services
4 7 (8.33%) XML
4 7 (8.33%) HTML
5 5 (5.95%) CSS3
5 5 (5.95%) CSS
5 5 (5.95%) HTML5
6 4 (4.76%) AppFabric
6 4 (4.76%) MDX
6 4 (4.76%) WCF
6 4 (4.76%) WF
7 3 (3.57%) jQuery
7 3 (3.57%) REST
8 2 (2.38%) Middleware
9 1 (1.19%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 11 (13.10%) Clustering
2 6 (7.14%) N-Tier
3 5 (5.95%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.57%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.38%) NHS
5 2 (2.38%) Economics
6 1 (1.19%) CMDB
6 1 (1.19%) IVR
6 1 (1.19%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 48 (57.14%) Windows
2 20 (23.81%) Windows Server 2003
3 13 (15.48%) Windows 7
4 12 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (14.29%) Windows XP
5 10 (11.90%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.19%) UNIX
6 1 (1.19%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (28.57%) ITIL
2 16 (19.05%) Change Management
3 14 (16.67%) Service Management
4 13 (15.48%) CRM
4 13 (15.48%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (11.90%) Project Management
6 9 (10.71%) PRINCE2
6 9 (10.71%) Business Intelligence
7 8 (9.52%) Service Delivery
8 6 (7.14%) Configuration Management
8 6 (7.14%) Data Management
8 6 (7.14%) Incident Management
9 5 (5.95%) Problem Management
9 5 (5.95%) Web Design
9 5 (5.95%) Integration Testing
9 5 (5.95%) Test Scripting
10 3 (3.57%) Change Control
10 3 (3.57%) Programme Management
11 2 (2.38%) Root Cause Analysis
11 2 (2.38%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 29 (34.52%) SQL
2 23 (27.38%) C#
3 11 (13.10%) VB.NET
4 7 (8.33%) JavaScript
5 6 (7.14%) VBScript
5 6 (7.14%) VB
5 6 (7.14%) VBA
6 2 (2.38%) MUMPS
6 2 (2.38%) Shell Script
6 2 (2.38%) C
6 2 (2.38%) Java
7 1 (1.19%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.19%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 31 (36.90%) Security Cleared
2 17 (20.24%) SC Cleared
3 8 (9.52%) DV Cleared
4 5 (5.95%) Degree
5 3 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (2.38%) ISEB
7 1 (1.19%) PMP
7 1 (1.19%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.38%) ISO 9000
1 2 (2.38%) HL7
2 1 (1.19%) P3O
2 1 (1.19%) SLA
2 1 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.19%) QA
System Software
1 21 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.38%) Terminal Services
3 2 (2.38%) vSphere
3 2 (2.38%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.19%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.19%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (10.71%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 6 (7.14%) MIIS
3 4 (4.76%) Unicenter
4 2 (2.38%) Netcool
4 2 (2.38%) OpenView
4 2 (2.38%) HP SIM
4 2 (2.38%) WSUS
5 1 (1.19%) SCCM
5 1 (1.19%) SCOM
Vendors
1 9 (10.71%) Oracle
2 7 (8.33%) CA
2 7 (8.33%) Cisco
3 5 (5.95%) HP
3 5 (5.95%) Lotus
4 4 (4.76%) VMware
5 3 (3.57%) Citrix
6 2 (2.38%) NetApp
6 2 (2.38%) InterSystems
7 1 (1.19%) Draytek
7 1 (1.19%) Polycom
7 1 (1.19%) NEC
7 1 (1.19%) Veritas
7 1 (1.19%) SAP
7 1 (1.19%) Cognos
7 1 (1.19%) Genesys
7 1 (1.19%) Alcatel-Lucent
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