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 5 August 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
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 11 20 12
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -8
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 74 24 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 11.13% 6.59% 8.93%
As % of the Vendors category 31.62% 15.09% 20.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 9 5
Average daily rate
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£300 £265 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.20% -18.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £217 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £490 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.98% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 4
Average hourly rate £13.50 £10.50 £10.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% +2.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.95 £9.10 £8.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.25 £23.90 £16.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
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
234 159 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 35.19% 43.68% 44.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 109 32
Average daily rate £300 £345 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.04% -1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £451 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 11 8
Average hourly rate £21.50 £25.00 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.00% +138.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £10.55 £8.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £43.75 £18.11
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%

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 5 August 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 5 August 2015.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Newcastle upon Tyne

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 65 (44.52%) Windows
2 42 (28.77%) MS Excel
3 38 (26.03%) MS Office
4 37 (25.34%) Security Cleared
5 32 (21.92%) DHCP
6 31 (21.23%) Active Directory
6 31 (21.23%) ITIL
6 31 (21.23%) Service Management
7 29 (19.86%) DNS
8 28 (19.18%) Finance
9 27 (18.49%) Migration
10 26 (17.81%) Windows 7
11 25 (17.12%) Change Management
12 24 (16.44%) SQL
12 24 (16.44%) Analytical Skills
13 23 (15.75%) SC Cleared
14 22 (15.07%) HP
15 19 (13.01%) Project Management
16 17 (11.64%) OpenView Configuration Management
16 17 (11.64%) Windows Server 2003
17 16 (10.96%) Data Centre
18 15 (10.27%) CRM
18 15 (10.27%) .NET
19 14 (9.59%) SQL Server
19 14 (9.59%) Microsoft Certification
20 13 (8.90%) SharePoint
20 13 (8.90%) Windows XP
20 13 (8.90%) VMware
20 13 (8.90%) Agile Software Development
20 13 (8.90%) Server Building

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 13 (8.90%) SharePoint
2 9 (6.16%) MS Exchange
3 7 (4.79%) IIS
4 5 (3.42%) Apache
4 5 (3.42%) Tomcat
4 5 (3.42%) WebSphere
4 5 (3.42%) Jetty
4 5 (3.42%) nginx
5 3 (2.05%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.68%) Office Communications Server
7 1 (0.68%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.68%) CMS
7 1 (0.68%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.68%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 42 (28.77%) MS Excel
2 38 (26.03%) MS Office
3 3 (2.05%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (2.05%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.68%) MS Project
4 1 (0.68%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 12 (8.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (3.42%) Teamcenter
3 3 (2.05%) Oracle Financials
3 3 (2.05%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (2.05%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.42%) Cloud Computing
1 5 (3.42%) Amazon EC2
1 5 (3.42%) Google App Engine
1 5 (3.42%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (3.42%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 32 (21.92%) DHCP
2 29 (19.86%) DNS
3 5 (3.42%) SSL
3 5 (3.42%) FTP
3 5 (3.42%) HTTP
3 5 (3.42%) TCP/IP
3 5 (3.42%) VPN
3 5 (3.42%) SMTP
3 5 (3.42%) IPsec
4 2 (1.37%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (1.37%) 3G
4 2 (1.37%) SAN
5 1 (0.68%) Internet
5 1 (0.68%) DSL
5 1 (0.68%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (9.59%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (3.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (2.74%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (2.74%) DTS
5 3 (2.05%) Crystal Reports
5 3 (2.05%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.68%) IDMS
7 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.68%) MySQL
7 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.68%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 5 (3.42%) Subversion
1 5 (3.42%) Jenkins
2 3 (2.05%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.68%) Selenium
3 1 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.68%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.68%) Oracle Forms
General
1 28 (19.18%) Finance
2 5 (3.42%) Legal
3 4 (2.74%) Spanish Language
4 3 (2.05%) Military
5 2 (1.37%) Advertising
6 1 (0.68%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.68%) Retail
6 1 (0.68%) Billing
6 1 (0.68%) Marketing
6 1 (0.68%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.68%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 46 (31.51%) Analyst
2 19 (13.01%) Service Analyst
2 19 (13.01%) Service Desk Analyst
3 17 (11.64%) Support Engineer
4 16 (10.96%) Project Manager
5 15 (10.27%) Wintel Engineer
6 11 (7.53%) Support Analyst
6 11 (7.53%) 2nd Line Support
6 11 (7.53%) Desktop Engineer
7 9 (6.16%) Developer
8 8 (5.48%) Change Analyst
9 7 (4.79%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 7 (4.79%) Build Engineer
10 6 (4.11%) Desktop Support
10 6 (4.11%) Consultant
10 6 (4.11%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 6 (4.11%) Administrator
11 5 (3.42%) Solutions Architect
11 5 (3.42%) Architect
11 5 (3.42%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (10.27%) .NET
2 7 (4.79%) ASP.NET
3 6 (4.11%) HTML
3 6 (4.11%) XML
3 6 (4.11%) XSLT
4 5 (3.42%) Swing
4 5 (3.42%) XSL
4 5 (3.42%) Servlets
4 5 (3.42%) J2EE
4 5 (3.42%) Itk
5 4 (2.74%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 4 (2.74%) .NET Framework
6 3 (2.05%) jBPM
6 3 (2.05%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (1.37%) Web Services
8 1 (0.68%) SOAP
8 1 (0.68%) Classic ASP
8 1 (0.68%) CSS
8 1 (0.68%) Entity Framework
8 1 (0.68%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 24 (16.44%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (10.96%) Data Centre
3 9 (6.16%) Economics
4 8 (5.48%) PKI
5 7 (4.79%) Management Information System
6 5 (3.42%) Clustering
7 4 (2.74%) NHS
7 4 (2.74%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (2.05%) Computer Science
9 2 (1.37%) Fat Client
9 2 (1.37%) Thin Client
9 2 (1.37%) Blackberry
9 2 (1.37%) Informatics
10 1 (0.68%) AS400
10 1 (0.68%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.68%) Inversion of Control
10 1 (0.68%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.68%) CMDB
10 1 (0.68%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 65 (44.52%) Windows
2 26 (17.81%) Windows 7
3 17 (11.64%) Windows Server 2003
4 13 (8.90%) Windows XP
5 10 (6.85%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (3.42%) Linux
7 4 (2.74%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.37%) VME
9 1 (0.68%) UNIX
9 1 (0.68%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (21.23%) ITIL
1 31 (21.23%) Service Management
2 27 (18.49%) Migration
3 25 (17.12%) Change Management
4 19 (13.01%) Project Management
5 15 (10.27%) CRM
6 13 (8.90%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (8.90%) Server Building
7 12 (8.22%) Incident Management
7 12 (8.22%) Change Control
8 9 (6.16%) Programme Management
8 9 (6.16%) Configuration Management
9 8 (5.48%) ITSM
10 7 (4.79%) CAD
10 7 (4.79%) Automated Testing
10 7 (4.79%) Problem Management
11 6 (4.11%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (4.11%) Business Intelligence
12 5 (3.42%) SOA
12 5 (3.42%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 24 (16.44%) SQL
2 12 (8.22%) Java
3 9 (6.16%) T-SQL
4 6 (4.11%) C#
5 5 (3.42%) C++
5 5 (3.42%) VB
5 5 (3.42%) C
6 4 (2.74%) JavaScript
7 3 (2.05%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.37%) COBOL
9 1 (0.68%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.68%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.68%) VBA
9 1 (0.68%) VB6
9 1 (0.68%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 37 (25.34%) Security Cleared
2 23 (15.75%) SC Cleared
3 14 (9.59%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (7.53%) MCSE
5 8 (5.48%) Degree
6 6 (4.11%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.37%) PMP
7 2 (1.37%) PMI Certification
7 2 (1.37%) ISTQB
7 2 (1.37%) ISEB
7 2 (1.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.68%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.16%) SLA
System Software
1 31 (21.23%) Active Directory
2 12 (8.22%) Microsoft App-V
3 9 (6.16%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (5.48%) Xen
5 5 (3.42%) vSphere
6 4 (2.74%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (1.37%) VMware ESX
7 2 (1.37%) XenApp
8 1 (0.68%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 17 (11.64%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 8 (5.48%) WSUS
2 8 (5.48%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (2.74%) Puppet
3 4 (2.74%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (2.74%) SCCM
3 4 (2.74%) Unicenter
4 3 (2.05%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (2.05%) HP SIM
5 2 (1.37%) Netcool
5 2 (1.37%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (1.37%) NetBackup
5 2 (1.37%) SCOM
5 2 (1.37%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (0.68%) HP Operations Orchestration
6 1 (0.68%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.68%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 22 (15.07%) HP
2 13 (8.90%) VMware
3 7 (4.79%) CA
4 6 (4.11%) Citrix
4 6 (4.11%) Cisco
5 5 (3.42%) Google
5 5 (3.42%) Tableau
5 5 (3.42%) Dell
5 5 (3.42%) Oracle
5 5 (3.42%) Siemens
5 5 (3.42%) Symantec
6 4 (2.74%) SAP
7 3 (2.05%) Cerner
7 3 (2.05%) McAfee
7 3 (2.05%) Sophos
7 3 (2.05%) CheckPoint
7 3 (2.05%) ServiceNow
8 2 (1.37%) AppSense
8 2 (1.37%) NetApp
9 1 (0.68%) PTC
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