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 28 September 2016 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 5 8 14
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 261 121 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 22.89% 15.22% 12.04%
As % of the Vendors category 42.51% 37.93% 28.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 67 31
Median daily rate £325 £385 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.58% +22.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £300 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £554 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 7 8
Median hourly rate £28.00 £15.00 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+86.66% +36.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.24 £9.74 £9.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.20 £29.30 £30.75
UK excluding London median 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
614 319 199
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 53.86% 40.13% 42.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 434 186 115
Median daily rate £320 £375 £341
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.66% +9.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £300 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £560 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 24 18
Median hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.45% +48.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.35 £10.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £37.50 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.89 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+0.64% -0.63%

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 28 September 2016.

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 28 September 2016.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Newcastle upon Tyne

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 28 September 2016, 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.

1 443 (72.03%) Windows
2 342 (55.61%) Active Directory
3 315 (51.22%) Security Cleared
4 278 (45.20%) Windows Server
5 265 (43.09%) SC Cleared
6 251 (40.81%) ITIL
7 209 (33.98%) DHCP
7 209 (33.98%) VMware
8 204 (33.17%) DNS
9 196 (31.87%) HP
10 174 (28.29%) Citrix
11 164 (26.67%) SQL Server
12 160 (26.02%) Microsoft Certification
13 152 (24.72%) MS Excel
13 152 (24.72%) Degree
14 145 (23.58%) Computer Science
15 138 (22.44%) SQL
16 137 (22.28%) Windows Server 2008
17 136 (22.11%) BPSS Clearance
18 129 (20.98%) Windows Server 2003
19 126 (20.49%) Service Delivery
20 123 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
21 122 (19.84%) Microsoft App-V
22 117 (19.02%) Disclosure Scotland
23 114 (18.54%) Change Management
24 109 (17.72%) PowerShell
25 108 (17.56%) AppSense
26 107 (17.40%) Problem Management
27 103 (16.75%) Unix
28 102 (16.59%) Solaris

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 89 (14.47%) IIS
2 83 (13.50%) MS Exchange
3 76 (12.36%) Exchange Server 2010
4 71 (11.54%) WebLogic
5 66 (10.73%) SharePoint
6 63 (10.24%) Skype for Business
7 57 (9.27%) Exchange Server 2013
8 43 (6.99%) OpenStack
9 34 (5.53%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 30 (4.88%) Office Communications Server
11 28 (4.55%) WebSphere
12 27 (4.39%) Apache
13 22 (3.58%) SharePoint 2013
13 22 (3.58%) Tuxedo
14 21 (3.41%) IBM Notes
14 21 (3.41%) MQSeries
14 21 (3.41%) SharePoint 2010
14 21 (3.41%) WebSphere Application Server
15 16 (2.60%) Oracle Application Server
16 14 (2.28%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 152 (24.72%) MS Excel
2 68 (11.06%) MS Office
3 20 (3.25%) MS Project
4 9 (1.46%) MS Visio
5 8 (1.30%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.33%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 16 (2.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (2.28%) OpenText MBPM
3 1 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 48 (7.80%) Office 365
2 21 (3.41%) IaaS
2 21 (3.41%) PaaS
2 21 (3.41%) SaaS
3 12 (1.95%) HP Helion
4 7 (1.14%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (0.81%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (0.81%) Google App Engine
5 5 (0.81%) Google Cloud Platform
6 4 (0.65%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (0.33%) DigitalOcean
7 2 (0.33%) GitHub
7 2 (0.33%) Google Analytics
7 2 (0.33%) Linode
8 1 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 209 (33.98%) DHCP
2 204 (33.17%) DNS
3 51 (8.29%) Firewall
4 38 (6.18%) Skype
5 34 (5.53%) HTTP
6 29 (4.72%) Intranet
7 27 (4.39%) Internet
7 27 (4.39%) TCP/IP
8 24 (3.90%) SSL
9 16 (2.60%) HTTPS
10 15 (2.44%) SAN
11 11 (1.79%) NAS
12 9 (1.46%) 3G
12 9 (1.46%) Kerberos
12 9 (1.46%) LDAP
12 9 (1.46%) VPN
12 9 (1.46%) Wi-Fi
12 9 (1.46%) X.500
13 8 (1.30%) iSCSI
13 8 (1.30%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 164 (26.67%) SQL Server
2 30 (4.88%) SQL Server 2008
3 26 (4.23%) SQL Server 2005
4 23 (3.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 22 (3.58%) SQL Server 2012
6 20 (3.25%) BusinessObjects
7 16 (2.60%) Relational Database
8 15 (2.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 10 (1.63%) RDBMS
10 9 (1.46%) OLTP
11 8 (1.30%) MySQL
12 6 (0.98%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
12 6 (0.98%) SQL Server 2000
13 5 (0.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 4 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
15 3 (0.49%) Data Mining
15 3 (0.49%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 3 (0.49%) PostgreSQL
16 2 (0.33%) DataStage
16 2 (0.33%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 42 (6.83%) MSI
2 12 (1.95%) Visual Studio
3 8 (1.30%) Jenkins
4 6 (0.98%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 6 (0.98%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (0.81%) Travis CI
6 3 (0.49%) Cucumber
6 3 (0.49%) Git (software)
6 3 (0.49%) HP UFT
6 3 (0.49%) JIRA
6 3 (0.49%) JMeter
6 3 (0.49%) LoadRunner
6 3 (0.49%) Selenium
7 2 (0.33%) GitLab
7 2 (0.33%) NMock
7 2 (0.33%) StarTeam
7 2 (0.33%) Subversion
7 2 (0.33%) Vagrant
7 2 (0.33%) WiX
8 1 (0.16%) TeamCity
General
1 34 (5.53%) Finance
2 13 (2.11%) Manufacturing
3 7 (1.14%) Advertising
3 7 (1.14%) Billing
4 2 (0.33%) Publishing
5 1 (0.16%) Banking
5 1 (0.16%) Games
5 1 (0.16%) German Language
5 1 (0.16%) Marketing
5 1 (0.16%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 111 (18.05%) Support Engineer
2 33 (5.37%) Wintel Engineer
3 29 (4.72%) Support Specialist
4 27 (4.39%) Analyst
4 27 (4.39%) Developer
5 26 (4.23%) Desktop Engineer
5 26 (4.23%) Virtualisation Engineer
6 24 (3.90%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 22 (3.58%) 3rd Line Support
7 22 (3.58%) Wintel Support
8 21 (3.41%) Consultant
9 20 (3.25%) Messaging Support
9 20 (3.25%) Project Manager
10 18 (2.93%) Citrix Engineer
10 18 (2.93%) Desktop Support
10 18 (2.93%) Middleware Engineer
11 16 (2.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 16 (2.60%) Storage Engineer
11 16 (2.60%) Unix Support
12 15 (2.44%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (10.57%) Middleware
2 37 (6.02%) .NET
3 22 (3.58%) ASP.NET
4 21 (3.41%) IBM Integration Bus
5 20 (3.25%) J2EE
5 20 (3.25%) XML
6 17 (2.76%) HTML
7 13 (2.11%) Web Services
8 7 (1.14%) .NET Framework
9 5 (0.81%) Servlets
10 4 (0.65%) MDX
11 3 (0.49%) ASP.NET MVC
11 3 (0.49%) CSS
11 3 (0.49%) HTML5
11 3 (0.49%) jQuery
11 3 (0.49%) Regular Expression
11 3 (0.49%) REST
12 2 (0.33%) ADO.NET
12 2 (0.33%) D3.js
12 2 (0.33%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 145 (23.58%) Computer Science
2 63 (10.24%) Clustering
3 59 (9.59%) Management Information System
4 51 (8.29%) Analytical Skills
5 38 (6.18%) Data Centre
6 24 (3.90%) PKI
7 21 (3.41%) Replication
8 17 (2.76%) Enterprise Software
9 14 (2.28%) Visualisation
10 12 (1.95%) Blackberry
11 9 (1.46%) CMDB
11 9 (1.46%) Economics
11 9 (1.46%) Fat Client
11 9 (1.46%) Private Cloud
11 9 (1.46%) Thin Client
12 7 (1.14%) Cryptography
12 7 (1.14%) Mobile App
13 6 (0.98%) CESG
14 5 (0.81%) Public Cloud
15 4 (0.65%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 443 (72.03%) Windows
2 278 (45.20%) Windows Server
3 137 (22.28%) Windows Server 2008
4 129 (20.98%) Windows Server 2003
5 103 (16.75%) Unix
6 102 (16.59%) Solaris
7 97 (15.77%) AIX
8 78 (12.68%) Windows Server 2012
9 67 (10.89%) Linux
10 51 (8.29%) Windows 7
11 27 (4.39%) Android
11 27 (4.39%) Apple iOS
12 26 (4.23%) HPUX
13 21 (3.41%) OS/390
14 15 (2.44%) Windows XP
15 12 (1.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 10 (1.63%) Windows Phone
17 9 (1.46%) Windows 10
17 9 (1.46%) Windows 8
18 5 (0.81%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 251 (40.81%) ITIL
2 126 (20.49%) Service Delivery
3 114 (18.54%) Change Management
4 107 (17.40%) Problem Management
5 89 (14.47%) Incident Management
6 82 (13.33%) Release Management
7 74 (12.03%) Root Cause Analysis
8 73 (11.87%) Project Management
9 61 (9.92%) Software Delivery
10 54 (8.78%) QMS
11 47 (7.64%) Migration
12 45 (7.32%) Configuration Management
13 42 (6.83%) Quality Management
14 37 (6.02%) Business Continuity
15 33 (5.37%) Software Distribution
16 32 (5.20%) Application Packaging
16 32 (5.20%) Change Control
16 32 (5.20%) Content Management
17 29 (4.72%) Load Balancing
17 29 (4.72%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 138 (22.44%) SQL
2 109 (17.72%) PowerShell
3 46 (7.48%) T-SQL
4 45 (7.32%) Java
5 41 (6.67%) VB
5 41 (6.67%) VBScript
6 36 (5.85%) C#
7 34 (5.53%) C
8 27 (4.39%) JavaScript
9 21 (3.41%) Perl
10 17 (2.76%) C++
11 12 (1.95%) Python
12 7 (1.14%) Jython
13 5 (0.81%) Ruby
14 4 (0.65%) Shell Script
14 4 (0.65%) VBA
15 3 (0.49%) JCL
15 3 (0.49%) Korn
15 3 (0.49%) REXX
15 3 (0.49%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 315 (51.22%) Security Cleared
2 265 (43.09%) SC Cleared
3 160 (26.02%) Microsoft Certification
4 152 (24.72%) Degree
5 136 (22.11%) BPSS Clearance
6 75 (12.20%) MCSE
7 27 (4.39%) MCSA
8 25 (4.07%) ITIL Certification
9 17 (2.76%) MCP
10 16 (2.60%) MCTS
11 10 (1.63%) MCITP
12 7 (1.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 6 (0.98%) DV Cleared
13 6 (0.98%) MCDBA
14 5 (0.81%) CISSP
15 3 (0.49%) PMI Certification
15 3 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 2 (0.33%) Citrix Certification
16 2 (0.33%) PMP
17 1 (0.16%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 117 (19.02%) Disclosure Scotland
2 64 (10.41%) SLA
3 40 (6.50%) ISO 9001
4 9 (1.46%) QA
5 4 (0.65%) GxP
System Software
1 342 (55.61%) Active Directory
2 123 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 122 (19.84%) Microsoft App-V
4 98 (15.93%) XenApp
5 83 (13.50%) XenDesktop
6 77 (12.52%) XenServer
7 45 (7.32%) Hyper-V
8 37 (6.02%) vSphere
9 21 (3.41%) Terminal Services
10 14 (2.28%) VMware ESXi
11 13 (2.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 13 (2.11%) Virtual Servers
12 8 (1.30%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 8 (1.30%) Xen
13 6 (0.98%) Brightmail
13 6 (0.98%) VMware Workstation
14 2 (0.33%) Firmware
14 2 (0.33%) VirtualBox
14 2 (0.33%) VMware ESX
15 1 (0.16%) NFS
Systems Management
1 73 (11.87%) SCCM
2 64 (10.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 43 (6.99%) Microsoft Clustering
4 38 (6.18%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 38 (6.18%) XenMobile
5 31 (5.04%) EdgeSight
5 31 (5.04%) NetBackup
5 31 (5.04%) SafeCom
6 27 (4.39%) Perfmon
7 26 (4.23%) Tivoli
8 23 (3.74%) HP Data Protector
8 23 (3.74%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 20 (3.25%) OpenView
10 14 (2.28%) AirWatch
10 14 (2.28%) HP SIM
11 12 (1.95%) Puppet
12 11 (1.79%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 8 (1.30%) PowerCLI
13 8 (1.30%) WSUS
14 7 (1.14%) HP Operations Orchestration
Vendors
1 209 (33.98%) VMware
2 196 (31.87%) HP
3 174 (28.29%) Citrix
4 108 (17.56%) AppSense
5 97 (15.77%) Oracle
6 51 (8.29%) ServiceNow
7 46 (7.48%) SAP
8 45 (7.32%) ThinPrint
9 40 (6.50%) CA
10 39 (6.34%) Symantec
11 29 (4.72%) IBM
12 21 (3.41%) Lotus
13 15 (2.44%) Fujitsu
13 15 (2.44%) Intel Security
13 15 (2.44%) Red Hat
13 15 (2.44%) Sun
13 15 (2.44%) TIBCO
14 14 (2.28%) Axway
15 12 (1.95%) Trend Micro
15 12 (1.95%) Veritas
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