The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services 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 over the 3 months to 16 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 Vendors 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.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 7 7 8
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 110 36 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 16.82% 11.61% 11.78%
As % of the Vendors category 30.64% 24.32% 25.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 16 17
Average daily rate £240 £328 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.71% -0.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £215 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £377 £450 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 8
Average hourly rate £16.00 £18.90 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.34% +57.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.50 £10.12
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £18.90 £13.06
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -3.22%
Vendors Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
359 148 193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 54.89% 47.74% 46.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 229 64 86
Average daily rate £273 £275 £334
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.90% -17.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £475 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 13 20
Average hourly rate £14.00 £18.90 £13.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.92% +36.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £14.00 £10.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £20.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%
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England

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the North East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

Microsoft
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 across the North East region.

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in the North East

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the North East region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the North East region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in the North East

Microsoft
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the North East region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear -1 88 £235 -27.69% 27
Durham +6 16 £325 +10.16% 6
Northumberland - - - - 1
Cleveland - - - -
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England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 (44.09%) Windows
2 70 (37.63%) Security Cleared
3 49 (26.34%) MS Office
4 46 (24.73%) SC Cleared
5 40 (21.51%) .NET
6 39 (20.97%) SQL Server
7 38 (20.43%) SQL
7 38 (20.43%) MS Excel
7 38 (20.43%) Active Directory
8 35 (18.82%) Windows Server 2003
8 35 (18.82%) SharePoint
9 33 (17.74%) ITIL
9 33 (17.74%) DHCP
10 31 (16.67%) C#
11 29 (15.59%) DV Cleared
12 28 (15.05%) Windows 7
12 28 (15.05%) Finance
13 26 (13.98%) HP
14 25 (13.44%) Project Management
15 24 (12.90%) Change Management
16 22 (11.83%) DNS
16 22 (11.83%) VB.NET
16 22 (11.83%) Oracle
16 22 (11.83%) Degree
17 21 (11.29%) CA
18 20 (10.75%) MS Exchange
18 20 (10.75%) Service Management
19 19 (10.22%) Manufacturing
19 19 (10.22%) VMware
19 19 (10.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 35 (18.82%) SharePoint
2 20 (10.75%) MS Exchange
3 11 (5.91%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (2.69%) Exchange Server 2003
4 5 (2.69%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (2.15%) SharePoint 2010
5 4 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (1.61%) WordPress
6 3 (1.61%) Drupal
6 3 (1.61%) Lync
7 2 (1.08%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (1.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.54%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.54%) Tuxedo
8 1 (0.54%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.54%) IIS
8 1 (0.54%) Exchange Server 5.5
8 1 (0.54%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 49 (26.34%) MS Office
2 38 (20.43%) MS Excel
3 9 (4.84%) MS Project
3 9 (4.84%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.61%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.54%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 15 (8.06%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.54%) SaaS
2 1 (0.54%) IaaS
2 1 (0.54%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 33 (17.74%) DHCP
2 22 (11.83%) DNS
3 15 (8.06%) SAN
4 11 (5.91%) Wireless
5 7 (3.76%) TCP/IP
6 4 (2.15%) Cisco Nexus
6 4 (2.15%) Internet
7 3 (1.61%) Intranet
7 3 (1.61%) LAN
7 3 (1.61%) WAN
7 3 (1.61%) Fibre Channel
8 2 (1.08%) FTP
8 2 (1.08%) HTTP
8 2 (1.08%) SNA
8 2 (1.08%) APPN
9 1 (0.54%) X.400
9 1 (0.54%) Extranet
9 1 (0.54%) VPN
9 1 (0.54%) SMTP
9 1 (0.54%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (20.97%) SQL Server
2 19 (10.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 18 (9.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 16 (8.60%) RDBMS
4 16 (8.60%) Relational Database
5 15 (8.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 12 (6.45%) DTS
7 9 (4.84%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (2.15%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (1.61%) MS Access
9 3 (1.61%) MySQL
10 2 (1.08%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (1.08%) Oracle Database
10 2 (1.08%) DB2
11 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2000
11 1 (0.54%) Oracle Database 10g
11 1 (0.54%) OLAP
11 1 (0.54%) Crystal Reports
11 1 (0.54%) Oracle OWB
11 1 (0.54%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (2.15%) Visual Studio
2 3 (1.61%) Rational Rhapsody
3 2 (1.08%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (1.08%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.54%) Rational Functional Tester
4 1 (0.54%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.54%) SpecFlow
4 1 (0.54%) QUnit
General
1 28 (15.05%) Finance
2 19 (10.22%) Manufacturing
3 7 (3.76%) Military
4 6 (3.23%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.15%) Advertising
6 3 (1.61%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (1.08%) Retail
7 2 (1.08%) Legal
8 1 (0.54%) Banking
Job Titles
1 31 (16.67%) Analyst
2 28 (15.05%) Developer
3 21 (11.29%) Project Manager
4 16 (8.60%) Desktop Engineer
5 13 (6.99%) Software Engineer
6 12 (6.45%) Support Engineer
7 11 (5.91%) Microsoft Developer
8 9 (4.84%) Desktop Support
8 9 (4.84%) Support Analyst
8 9 (4.84%) Wintel Engineer
9 6 (3.23%) Consultant
10 5 (2.69%) 2nd Line Support
10 5 (2.69%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 4 (2.15%) Build Engineer
11 4 (2.15%) Project Analyst
11 4 (2.15%) Project Support Analyst
11 4 (2.15%) Technical Analyst
11 4 (2.15%) Analyst Developer
11 4 (2.15%) Information Analyst
11 4 (2.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (21.51%) .NET
2 17 (9.14%) ASP.NET
3 11 (5.91%) WPF
4 9 (4.84%) HTML
5 7 (3.76%) Web Services
6 5 (2.69%) CSS
6 5 (2.69%) jQuery
7 4 (2.15%) CSS3
7 4 (2.15%) HTML5
7 4 (2.15%) XML
8 3 (1.61%) Classic ASP
8 3 (1.61%) Ajax
8 3 (1.61%) JSON
9 2 (1.08%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 2 (1.08%) .NET Framework
9 2 (1.08%) NHibernate
9 2 (1.08%) Middleware
9 2 (1.08%) APPC
10 1 (0.54%) ASP.NET MVC
10 1 (0.54%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 13 (6.99%) Clustering
2 11 (5.91%) Computer Science
3 7 (3.76%) Economics
4 6 (3.23%) Management Information System
4 6 (3.23%) NHS
5 3 (1.61%) Blackberry
5 3 (1.61%) Statistics
5 3 (1.61%) Open Source
6 2 (1.08%) Fat Client
6 2 (1.08%) iSeries
6 2 (1.08%) AS400
6 2 (1.08%) N-Tier
6 2 (1.08%) W3C
6 2 (1.08%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.54%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.54%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 82 (44.09%) Windows
2 35 (18.82%) Windows Server 2003
3 28 (15.05%) Windows 7
4 19 (10.22%) Windows XP
5 14 (7.53%) UNIX
6 8 (4.30%) Windows 8
7 7 (3.76%) Linux
8 6 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (2.15%) Solaris
10 2 (1.08%) i5/OS
11 1 (0.54%) OS/400
11 1 (0.54%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.54%) AIX
11 1 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (17.74%) ITIL
2 25 (13.44%) Project Management
3 24 (12.90%) Change Management
4 20 (10.75%) Service Management
5 16 (8.60%) CRM
6 15 (8.06%) Test Scripting
6 15 (8.06%) Software Engineering
6 15 (8.06%) Migration
6 15 (8.06%) PRINCE2
7 14 (7.53%) Integration Testing
8 13 (6.99%) UML
9 12 (6.45%) Incident Management
10 11 (5.91%) Unit Testing
10 11 (5.91%) Multithreading
11 9 (4.84%) Programme Management
12 8 (4.30%) Change Control
12 8 (4.30%) Business Intelligence
13 6 (3.23%) Root Cause Analysis
13 6 (3.23%) Project Planning
13 6 (3.23%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 38 (20.43%) SQL
2 31 (16.67%) C#
3 22 (11.83%) VB.NET
4 11 (5.91%) Shell Script
5 10 (5.38%) VB
6 7 (3.76%) JavaScript
7 6 (3.23%) Java
7 6 (3.23%) VBA
8 4 (2.15%) C
8 4 (2.15%) PHP
9 3 (1.61%) MUMPS
9 3 (1.61%) T-SQL
9 3 (1.61%) R
10 2 (1.08%) PL/SQL
10 2 (1.08%) RPG
10 2 (1.08%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 70 (37.63%) Security Cleared
2 46 (24.73%) SC Cleared
3 29 (15.59%) DV Cleared
4 22 (11.83%) Degree
5 11 (5.91%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (3.76%) MCSE
7 6 (3.23%) ISEB
8 4 (2.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (2.15%) MCSA
9 3 (1.61%) MCITP
10 2 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (1.08%) PMP
10 2 (1.08%) PMI Certification
10 2 (1.08%) IBM Certification
10 2 (1.08%) CCA
10 2 (1.08%) Citrix Certification
11 1 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.54%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.54%) CCNA
11 1 (0.54%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.15%) QA
2 3 (1.61%) ISO 9000
2 3 (1.61%) SLA
2 3 (1.61%) HL7
3 2 (1.08%) P3O
4 1 (0.54%) WCAG
System Software
1 38 (20.43%) Active Directory
2 16 (8.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (3.76%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (2.69%) VMware ESX
4 5 (2.69%) Hyper-V
4 5 (2.69%) vSphere
5 4 (2.15%) DFS Replication
5 4 (2.15%) XenApp
6 2 (1.08%) PowerHA
6 2 (1.08%) Xen
6 2 (1.08%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.54%) XenServer
7 1 (0.54%) UAG
Systems Management
1 15 (8.06%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 10 (5.38%) Unicenter
3 4 (2.15%) SCOM
4 3 (1.61%) SCCM
5 2 (1.08%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (1.08%) Netcool
5 2 (1.08%) Tivoli NetView
6 1 (0.54%) MOM
6 1 (0.54%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.54%) OpenView
6 1 (0.54%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.54%) WSUS
6 1 (0.54%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.54%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 26 (13.98%) HP
2 22 (11.83%) Oracle
3 21 (11.29%) CA
4 19 (10.22%) VMware
5 9 (4.84%) Cisco
6 8 (4.30%) Dell
7 6 (3.23%) Citrix
8 3 (1.61%) NetApp
8 3 (1.61%) IBM
8 3 (1.61%) InterSystems
9 2 (1.08%) AppSense
9 2 (1.08%) EMC
9 2 (1.08%) NetIQ
10 1 (0.54%) Symantec
10 1 (0.54%) TIBCO
10 1 (0.54%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.54%) Lotus
10 1 (0.54%) Progress
10 1 (0.54%) Cognos
10 1 (0.54%) Lagan
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