The table below looks at the statistics 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 1 September 2014 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.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Specialist
Rank - 38 -
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Specialist 0 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East - 0.26% -
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.29% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate
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- £225 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £300 £388
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -22.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the North East region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
558 344 466
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 93.31% 91.01% 92.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 334 154 200
Average daily rate £350 £345 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% +15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £182 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 57 31
Average hourly rate £14.00 £17.00 £13.11
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +29.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.09 £32.50 £22.13
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.55%

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 20 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) VB.NET
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (100.00%) CRM
1 1 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (100.00%) RDBMS
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (100.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (100.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Relational Database

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

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 1 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (100.00%) BizTalk Server
Business Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) RDBMS
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (100.00%) Relational Database
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) CRM
1 1 (100.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft