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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 8 12 14
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 115 39 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 14.84% 10.66% 5.92%
As % of the Vendors category 36.74% 25.49% 14.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 20 2
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£375 £346 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.30% -4.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £205 £353
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £383 £373
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 3
Average hourly rate £15.00 £11.00 £18.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -41.79%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
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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
313 153 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 40.39% 41.80% 42.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 98 31
Average daily rate £350 £347 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.72% -4.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £163 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £451 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 15 7
Average hourly rate £32.00 £18.50 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+72.97% +68.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.36 £10.57 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £18.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £18.98 £19.30
% change year-on-year
-1.22% -1.64%

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 4 September 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 4 September 2015.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Newcastle upon Tyne

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 82 (41.41%) Windows
2 58 (29.29%) Security Cleared
3 54 (27.27%) MS Excel
4 47 (23.74%) ITIL
4 47 (23.74%) MS Office
4 47 (23.74%) DHCP
5 44 (22.22%) DNS
6 40 (20.20%) SQL
6 40 (20.20%) Service Management
7 38 (19.19%) SQL Server
7 38 (19.19%) SC Cleared
8 35 (17.68%) Active Directory
9 33 (16.67%) .NET
10 31 (15.66%) Finance
11 28 (14.14%) Migration
12 27 (13.64%) VMware
12 27 (13.64%) Java
12 27 (13.64%) HP
13 26 (13.13%) Change Management
14 25 (12.63%) Windows 7
15 24 (12.12%) Configuration Management
15 24 (12.12%) Agile Software Development
16 22 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
17 21 (10.61%) C++
17 21 (10.61%) T-SQL
17 21 (10.61%) Oracle
18 20 (10.10%) J2EE
18 20 (10.10%) SSL
18 20 (10.10%) WebSphere
18 20 (10.10%) Analytical Skills

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 20 (10.10%) WebSphere
2 18 (9.09%) IIS
2 18 (9.09%) Apache
3 16 (8.08%) Tomcat
3 16 (8.08%) nginx
3 16 (8.08%) Jetty
4 14 (7.07%) SharePoint
5 9 (4.55%) MS Exchange
6 4 (2.02%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 4 (2.02%) Tuxedo
6 4 (2.02%) MQSeries
6 4 (2.02%) Oracle Application Server
6 4 (2.02%) AquaLogic
6 4 (2.02%) WebSphere Application Server
6 4 (2.02%) WebLogic
7 3 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (1.01%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (1.01%) Confluence
8 2 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (1.01%) Node.js
Applications
1 54 (27.27%) MS Excel
2 47 (23.74%) MS Office
3 8 (4.04%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.52%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (1.52%) MS Project
5 1 (0.51%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.51%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 12 (6.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (2.53%) Teamcenter
3 2 (1.01%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (1.01%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (1.01%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 18 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (8.08%) Google Cloud Platform
2 16 (8.08%) Amazon EC2
2 16 (8.08%) Google App Engine
3 15 (7.58%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.01%) PaaS
4 2 (1.01%) GitHub
5 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 47 (23.74%) DHCP
2 44 (22.22%) DNS
3 20 (10.10%) SSL
4 18 (9.09%) TCP/IP
5 16 (8.08%) FTP
5 16 (8.08%) HTTP
5 16 (8.08%) IPsec
6 7 (3.54%) VPN
7 6 (3.03%) Internet
8 5 (2.53%) SMTP
9 2 (1.01%) 3G
9 2 (1.01%) SAN
9 2 (1.01%) Firewall
9 2 (1.01%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.51%) MPLS
10 1 (0.51%) DSL
10 1 (0.51%) LAN
10 1 (0.51%) WAN
10 1 (0.51%) SNMP
10 1 (0.51%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (19.19%) SQL Server
2 13 (6.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 12 (6.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 12 (6.06%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (4.55%) SQL Server 2005
5 8 (4.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 5 (2.53%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 4 (2.02%) MySQL
7 4 (2.02%) DTS
8 3 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (1.01%) Crystal Reports
9 2 (1.01%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (1.01%) MongoDB
9 2 (1.01%) Redis
9 2 (1.01%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.51%) Oracle9i Database
10 1 (0.51%) Oracle Database 10g
10 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2000
10 1 (0.51%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.51%) IDMS
Development Applications
1 17 (8.59%) Jenkins
2 10 (5.05%) ERwin
3 5 (2.53%) Subversion
4 4 (2.02%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 4 (2.02%) Selenium
5 3 (1.52%) JIRA
6 2 (1.01%) FishEye
6 2 (1.01%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (1.01%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.51%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.51%) WebDriver
7 1 (0.51%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.51%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.51%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.51%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.51%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.51%) HP UFT
General
1 31 (15.66%) Finance
2 5 (2.53%) Legal
3 4 (2.02%) Military
4 2 (1.01%) Advertising
4 2 (1.01%) Spanish Language
5 1 (0.51%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.51%) Retail
5 1 (0.51%) Billing
5 1 (0.51%) Marketing
5 1 (0.51%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.51%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 54 (27.27%) Analyst
2 18 (9.09%) Developer
2 18 (9.09%) Support Engineer
2 18 (9.09%) Service Analyst
2 18 (9.09%) Service Desk Analyst
3 16 (8.08%) Wintel Engineer
4 14 (7.07%) 2nd Line Support
5 13 (6.57%) Support Analyst
5 13 (6.57%) Project Manager
6 11 (5.56%) Desktop Engineer
7 8 (4.04%) Change Analyst
8 7 (3.54%) Test Analyst
8 7 (3.54%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 7 (3.54%) Build Engineer
9 6 (3.03%) Systems Analyst
9 6 (3.03%) Consultant
9 6 (3.03%) Tester
9 6 (3.03%) Desktop Support
9 6 (3.03%) Operations Manager
9 6 (3.03%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (16.67%) .NET
2 20 (10.10%) J2EE
3 16 (8.08%) Servlets
4 11 (5.56%) HTML
5 8 (4.04%) ASP.NET
6 7 (3.54%) XML
7 6 (3.03%) XSLT
7 6 (3.03%) CSS
7 6 (3.03%) Web Services
8 5 (2.53%) Swing
8 5 (2.53%) XSL
8 5 (2.53%) HTML5
8 5 (2.53%) MDX
8 5 (2.53%) Itk
8 5 (2.53%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 4 (2.02%) WebSphere Message Broker
9 4 (2.02%) .NET Framework
9 4 (2.02%) Middleware
10 3 (1.52%) ASP.NET MVC
11 2 (1.01%) jBPM
Miscellaneous
1 20 (10.10%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (9.09%) Data Centre
3 8 (4.04%) PKI
4 7 (3.54%) N-Tier
4 7 (3.54%) Management Information System
5 6 (3.03%) Clustering
6 5 (2.53%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (2.02%) Economics
8 3 (1.52%) Computer Science
9 2 (1.01%) Fat Client
9 2 (1.01%) NHS
9 2 (1.01%) Thin Client
9 2 (1.01%) Blackberry
10 1 (0.51%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.51%) AS400
10 1 (0.51%) Inversion of Control
10 1 (0.51%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.51%) User Experience
10 1 (0.51%) CMDB
10 1 (0.51%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 82 (41.41%) Windows
2 25 (12.63%) Windows 7
3 19 (9.60%) Linux
4 18 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
5 13 (6.57%) Windows XP
6 11 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (3.54%) UNIX
8 4 (2.02%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (2.02%) OS/390
8 4 (2.02%) AIX
8 4 (2.02%) Solaris
9 2 (1.01%) Fedora
9 2 (1.01%) Ubuntu
9 2 (1.01%) CentOS
9 2 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.51%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (23.74%) ITIL
2 40 (20.20%) Service Management
3 28 (14.14%) Migration
4 26 (13.13%) Change Management
5 24 (12.12%) Configuration Management
5 24 (12.12%) Agile Software Development
6 17 (8.59%) Incident Management
6 17 (8.59%) Project Management
6 17 (8.59%) Service Delivery
7 16 (8.08%) CRM
7 16 (8.08%) Problem Management
7 16 (8.08%) Continuous Integration
8 15 (7.58%) Test Scripting
8 15 (7.58%) Server Building
9 14 (7.07%) Change Control
10 13 (6.57%) ETL
11 12 (6.06%) Business Intelligence
12 10 (5.05%) Data Modelling
12 10 (5.05%) DevOps
13 9 (4.55%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 40 (20.20%) SQL
2 27 (13.64%) Java
3 21 (10.61%) C++
3 21 (10.61%) T-SQL
4 12 (6.06%) VB
4 12 (6.06%) C
5 11 (5.56%) C#
5 11 (5.56%) PL/SQL
6 8 (4.04%) JavaScript
6 8 (4.04%) VBA
7 7 (3.54%) VB.NET
8 6 (3.03%) VBScript
8 6 (3.03%) Perl
9 3 (1.52%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.01%) Python
10 2 (1.01%) PHP
10 2 (1.01%) Ruby
10 2 (1.01%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.01%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.51%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 58 (29.29%) Security Cleared
2 38 (19.19%) SC Cleared
3 16 (8.08%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (6.06%) MCSE
5 8 (4.04%) Degree
6 5 (2.53%) DV Cleared
6 5 (2.53%) ISEB
7 4 (2.02%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 4 (2.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (2.02%) ISTQB
8 2 (1.01%) PMP
8 2 (1.01%) PMI Certification
8 2 (1.01%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.51%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.51%) MCSA
9 1 (0.51%) CCNP
9 1 (0.51%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.55%) SLA
2 4 (2.02%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 35 (17.68%) Active Directory
2 22 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (9.60%) Xen
4 13 (6.57%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (2.53%) vSphere
5 5 (2.53%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.01%) VirtualBox
6 2 (1.01%) VMware ESX
6 2 (1.01%) XenApp
7 1 (0.51%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 18 (9.09%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 10 (5.05%) HP Quality Center
3 8 (4.04%) WSUS
4 6 (3.03%) Puppet
5 4 (2.02%) HP SIM
5 4 (2.02%) SCCM
5 4 (2.02%) Unicenter
5 4 (2.02%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (1.52%) Netcool
6 3 (1.52%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (1.01%) yum
7 2 (1.01%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (1.01%) NetBackup
7 2 (1.01%) Vagrant
7 2 (1.01%) SCOM
7 2 (1.01%) HP Data Protector
7 2 (1.01%) logstash
8 1 (0.51%) HP Operations Orchestration
8 1 (0.51%) OpenView
8 1 (0.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 27 (13.64%) HP
1 27 (13.64%) VMware
2 21 (10.61%) Oracle
3 16 (8.08%) Google
4 10 (5.05%) Informatica
5 8 (4.04%) CA
5 8 (4.04%) Cisco
6 7 (3.54%) Citrix
7 6 (3.03%) Dell
8 5 (2.53%) CheckPoint
8 5 (2.53%) Symantec
8 5 (2.53%) Siemens
8 5 (2.53%) Tableau
9 4 (2.02%) Metastorm
9 4 (2.02%) Axway
9 4 (2.02%) Fujitsu
9 4 (2.02%) IBM
9 4 (2.02%) Sun
10 3 (1.52%) SAP
10 3 (1.52%) McAfee
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