The first table below looks at the demand for the Microsoft Specialist role in IT contracts advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the North East region.

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.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Specialist
Rank 58 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Specialist 3 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 0.47% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.51% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate £278 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £404 £393 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.80% -1.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £42.50
Job Titles Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
591 278 419
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 92.63% 91.45% 91.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 366 111 207
Average daily rate £300 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £474 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 22 30
Average hourly rate £14.00 £15.40 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +2.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.30 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £23.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%
Microsoft Specialist
England

Microsoft Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Specialist in the job title across the North East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Microsoft Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

Microsoft Specialist
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft Specialist across the North East region.

Microsoft Specialist Daily Rate Trend in the North East

Microsoft Specialist
Top 26 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East region that cited Microsoft Specialist in their job title 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 with Microsoft Specialist in their job title.

1 3 (100.00%) CRM
1 3 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 3 (100.00%) RDBMS
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) BizTalk Server
1 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) VB.NET
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) Oracle
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 3 (100.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 3 (100.00%) Integration Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 3 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 3 (100.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Manufacturing
2 1 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 8
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012

Microsoft Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East region that cited Microsoft Specialist in their job title 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 with Microsoft Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 3 (100.00%) BizTalk Server
Business Applications
1 3 (100.00%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (100.00%) RDBMS
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 3 (100.00%) Relational Database
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
1 1 (33.33%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) ASP.NET
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows 8
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) CRM
1 3 (100.00%) Integration Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Oracle
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft