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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 6 13 8
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 83 33 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 14.41% 9.71% 12.22%
As % of the Vendors category 37.39% 20.89% 27.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 21 6
Average daily rate
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£275 £240 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.58% -22.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £200 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £400 £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 4 9
Average hourly rate £13.50 £10.25 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.70% +2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £10.00 £9.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £17.15 £10.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
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
222 158 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 38.54% 46.47% 45.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 118 35
Average daily rate £282 £281 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.26% -19.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £213 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £425 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 11 14
Average hourly rate £14.50 £25.00 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.00% +138.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.95 £10.45 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £45.00 £11.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.14 £17.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+6.70% -12.82%

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 3 July 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 3 July 2015.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Newcastle upon Tyne

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 68 (48.23%) Windows
2 46 (32.62%) Security Cleared
3 42 (29.79%) MS Excel
4 37 (26.24%) MS Office
5 36 (25.53%) Active Directory
6 34 (24.11%) DHCP
6 34 (24.11%) ITIL
7 31 (21.99%) DNS
8 29 (20.57%) Service Management
9 26 (18.44%) Change Management
9 26 (18.44%) Windows 7
9 26 (18.44%) SC Cleared
9 26 (18.44%) Migration
10 24 (17.02%) Finance
10 24 (17.02%) HP
11 22 (15.60%) Windows Server 2003
11 22 (15.60%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 21 (14.89%) Project Management
12 21 (14.89%) SQL
12 21 (14.89%) Analytical Skills
13 16 (11.35%) .NET
13 16 (11.35%) SharePoint
13 16 (11.35%) VMware
13 16 (11.35%) Agile Software Development
13 16 (11.35%) Data Centre
14 15 (10.64%) Change Control
14 15 (10.64%) SQL Server
15 14 (9.93%) Microsoft Certification
16 13 (9.22%) Windows XP
16 13 (9.22%) Incident Management

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 16 (11.35%) SharePoint
2 12 (8.51%) MS Exchange
3 7 (4.96%) IIS
4 5 (3.55%) Apache
4 5 (3.55%) Tomcat
4 5 (3.55%) WebSphere
4 5 (3.55%) Jetty
4 5 (3.55%) nginx
5 3 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.71%) K2 blackpearl
7 1 (0.71%) CMS
7 1 (0.71%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.71%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.71%) Documentum
7 1 (0.71%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.71%) Alfresco
7 1 (0.71%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 42 (29.79%) MS Excel
2 37 (26.24%) MS Office
3 5 (3.55%) MS Project
4 4 (2.84%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (2.13%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (1.42%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.71%) Windchill
7 1 (0.71%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 9 (6.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (4.26%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (2.84%) Teamcenter
4 3 (2.13%) Oracle Financials
4 3 (2.13%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.55%) Cloud Computing
1 5 (3.55%) Amazon EC2
1 5 (3.55%) Google App Engine
1 5 (3.55%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (3.55%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 34 (24.11%) DHCP
2 31 (21.99%) DNS
3 5 (3.55%) SSL
3 5 (3.55%) SAN
3 5 (3.55%) FTP
3 5 (3.55%) HTTP
3 5 (3.55%) TCP/IP
3 5 (3.55%) VPN
3 5 (3.55%) SMTP
3 5 (3.55%) IPsec
4 2 (1.42%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (1.42%) 3G
5 1 (0.71%) DSL
5 1 (0.71%) NAS
5 1 (0.71%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (10.64%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.84%) DTS
3 3 (2.13%) Crystal Reports
3 3 (2.13%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (2.13%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.42%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.71%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.71%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.71%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (3.55%) Team Foundation Server
1 5 (3.55%) Jenkins
2 4 (2.84%) Subversion
3 1 (0.71%) Selenium
3 1 (0.71%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.71%) Oracle Forms
General
1 24 (17.02%) Finance
2 4 (2.84%) Legal
2 4 (2.84%) Spanish Language
3 3 (2.13%) Military
4 2 (1.42%) Advertising
5 1 (0.71%) Publishing
5 1 (0.71%) Automotive
5 1 (0.71%) Retail
5 1 (0.71%) Marketing
5 1 (0.71%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 33 (23.40%) Analyst
2 20 (14.18%) Project Manager
3 18 (12.77%) Support Engineer
4 16 (11.35%) Service Analyst
4 16 (11.35%) Service Desk Analyst
5 15 (10.64%) Wintel Engineer
6 11 (7.80%) Desktop Engineer
6 11 (7.80%) 2nd Line Support
7 10 (7.09%) Support Analyst
7 10 (7.09%) Developer
8 8 (5.67%) Change Analyst
9 7 (4.96%) .NET Developer
9 7 (4.96%) Consultant
9 7 (4.96%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 7 (4.96%) Build Engineer
10 6 (4.26%) Desktop Support
10 6 (4.26%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 6 (4.26%) Administrator
11 5 (3.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 5 (3.55%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (11.35%) .NET
2 7 (4.96%) ASP.NET
3 5 (3.55%) J2EE
3 5 (3.55%) Servlets
3 5 (3.55%) Web Services
3 5 (3.55%) XML
3 5 (3.55%) XSLT
3 5 (3.55%) HTML
4 4 (2.84%) Itk
4 4 (2.84%) Swing
4 4 (2.84%) XSL
5 3 (2.13%) jBPM
5 3 (2.13%) .NET Framework
5 3 (2.13%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (1.42%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 1 (0.71%) Entity Framework
7 1 (0.71%) REST
7 1 (0.71%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.71%) jQuery
7 1 (0.71%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 21 (14.89%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (11.35%) Data Centre
3 13 (9.22%) Economics
4 8 (5.67%) PKI
5 7 (4.96%) Management Information System
5 7 (4.96%) Clustering
6 4 (2.84%) NHS
7 3 (2.13%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.42%) Informatics
8 2 (1.42%) Thin Client
8 2 (1.42%) Blackberry
8 2 (1.42%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.71%) Inversion of Control
9 1 (0.71%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.71%) User Experience
9 1 (0.71%) AS400
9 1 (0.71%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 68 (48.23%) Windows
2 26 (18.44%) Windows 7
3 22 (15.60%) Windows Server 2003
4 13 (9.22%) Windows XP
5 12 (8.51%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (3.55%) Linux
7 4 (2.84%) UNIX
7 4 (2.84%) Solaris
7 4 (2.84%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.71%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (24.11%) ITIL
2 29 (20.57%) Service Management
3 26 (18.44%) Migration
3 26 (18.44%) Change Management
4 21 (14.89%) Project Management
5 16 (11.35%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (10.64%) Change Control
7 13 (9.22%) Server Building
7 13 (9.22%) Incident Management
8 10 (7.09%) Programme Management
9 9 (6.38%) Configuration Management
9 9 (6.38%) PRINCE2
9 9 (6.38%) CRM
10 8 (5.67%) ITSM
10 8 (5.67%) Problem Management
11 6 (4.26%) CAD
11 6 (4.26%) Continuous Integration
12 5 (3.55%) Unit Testing
12 5 (3.55%) ITIL V3
12 5 (3.55%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 21 (14.89%) SQL
2 12 (8.51%) C#
3 11 (7.80%) Java
4 8 (5.67%) JavaScript
5 5 (3.55%) T-SQL
6 4 (2.84%) C++
6 4 (2.84%) C
7 3 (2.13%) Shell Script
7 3 (2.13%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.71%) COBOL
8 1 (0.71%) VB
8 1 (0.71%) VBA
Qualifications
1 46 (32.62%) Security Cleared
2 26 (18.44%) SC Cleared
3 14 (9.93%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (7.80%) MCSE
5 10 (7.09%) DV Cleared
6 7 (4.96%) Degree
7 2 (1.42%) PMP
7 2 (1.42%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.71%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.67%) SLA
2 1 (0.71%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 36 (25.53%) Active Directory
2 12 (8.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (5.67%) Microsoft App-V
3 8 (5.67%) Xen
4 5 (3.55%) vSphere
5 4 (2.84%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.42%) VMware ESX
6 2 (1.42%) XenApp
7 1 (0.71%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 22 (15.60%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 8 (5.67%) WSUS
3 4 (2.84%) SCCM
3 4 (2.84%) Unicenter
3 4 (2.84%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (2.84%) Puppet
3 4 (2.84%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (2.13%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (2.13%) HP SIM
5 2 (1.42%) Netcool
5 2 (1.42%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (1.42%) NetBackup
5 2 (1.42%) SCOM
5 2 (1.42%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (0.71%) HP Operations Orchestration
6 1 (0.71%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.71%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 24 (17.02%) HP
2 16 (11.35%) VMware
3 9 (6.38%) CA
4 6 (4.26%) Citrix
4 6 (4.26%) Cisco
5 5 (3.55%) Dell
5 5 (3.55%) Symantec
5 5 (3.55%) Google
6 4 (2.84%) Tableau
6 4 (2.84%) Siemens
6 4 (2.84%) Oracle
6 4 (2.84%) SAP
7 3 (2.13%) Cerner
7 3 (2.13%) CheckPoint
7 3 (2.13%) McAfee
7 3 (2.13%) Sophos
7 3 (2.13%) ServiceNow
8 2 (1.42%) AppSense
8 2 (1.42%) NetApp
9 1 (0.71%) Micro Focus
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