The table below looks at the statistics 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 24 October 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.

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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 7 2 7
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 114 66 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 14.36% 18.64% 12.45%
As % of the Vendors category 34.86% 36.67% 26.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 18 20
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£345 £293 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.94% -6.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £157 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £594
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 17 15
Average hourly rate £30.00 £13.50 £15.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+122.22% -14.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.83 £10.00 £11.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £24.34 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £13.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.40% -15.62%
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England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the North East region.

Vendors Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
327 180 220
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 41.18% 50.85% 47.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 190 71 94
Average daily rate £348 £325 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.07% +20.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £172 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £472 £474 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 21 23
Average hourly rate £30.00 £13.50 £16.85
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+122.22% -19.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.00 £11.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £19.62 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.11 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-0.62% -4.67%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 24 October 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear -7 79 £350 +16.66% 43
Durham 0 27 £255 -10.52% 5
Northumberland - - - -
Cleveland - - - -
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England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 88 (52.69%) Windows
2 66 (39.52%) MS Excel
3 54 (32.34%) SQL
4 53 (31.74%) MS Office
5 50 (29.94%) SQL Server
6 46 (27.54%) Security Cleared
7 39 (23.35%) Windows Server 2008
7 39 (23.35%) .NET
7 39 (23.35%) Windows Server 2003
8 35 (20.96%) Active Directory
9 33 (19.76%) ITIL
10 32 (19.16%) C#
11 31 (18.56%) HP
12 29 (17.37%) ASP.NET
12 29 (17.37%) Analytical Skills
13 26 (15.57%) SharePoint
13 26 (15.57%) SQL Server 2008
13 26 (15.57%) Clustering
14 24 (14.37%) SC Cleared
14 24 (14.37%) Microsoft Certification
14 24 (14.37%) Project Management
15 23 (13.77%) Service Management
16 22 (13.17%) Business Intelligence
17 21 (12.57%) VMware
18 19 (11.38%) Firewall
19 18 (10.78%) Citrix
19 18 (10.78%) PRINCE2
20 17 (10.18%) Web Services
20 17 (10.18%) MCSE
20 17 (10.18%) Windows Server 2012

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 26 (15.57%) SharePoint
2 16 (9.58%) IIS
3 13 (7.78%) MS Exchange
4 9 (5.39%) SharePoint 2010
5 8 (4.79%) IBM Notes
6 5 (2.99%) Apache
7 3 (1.80%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (1.20%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 66 (39.52%) MS Excel
2 53 (31.74%) MS Office
3 9 (5.39%) InfoPath
4 8 (4.79%) MS Visio
5 6 (3.59%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (1.80%) MS Project
7 1 (0.60%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.60%) MicroStation
Business Applications
1 8 (4.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.40%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (1.20%) SAP PP
4 1 (0.60%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.80%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (11.38%) Firewall
2 16 (9.58%) DHCP
2 16 (9.58%) TCP/IP
3 15 (8.98%) DNS
4 8 (4.79%) HTTP
4 8 (4.79%) Extranet
5 5 (2.99%) Intranet
6 4 (2.40%) SAN
6 4 (2.40%) LAN
6 4 (2.40%) WAN
7 2 (1.20%) LDAP
7 2 (1.20%) Internet
7 2 (1.20%) MPLS
7 2 (1.20%) DSL
8 1 (0.60%) Unified Communications
8 1 (0.60%) VoIP
8 1 (0.60%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (29.94%) SQL Server
2 26 (15.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 16 (9.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 13 (7.78%) SQL Server 2005
4 13 (7.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 13 (7.78%) Relational Database
5 9 (5.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 7 (4.19%) SQL Server 2012
6 7 (4.19%) RDBMS
7 6 (3.59%) SAP BI
8 5 (2.99%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 4 (2.40%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (1.80%) DTS
11 1 (0.60%) Data Mining
11 1 (0.60%) Crystal Enterprise
11 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2000
11 1 (0.60%) OLAP
11 1 (0.60%) Crystal Reports
11 1 (0.60%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 4 (2.40%) Visual Studio
1 4 (2.40%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.60%) MSI
2 1 (0.60%) Fiddler
General
1 15 (8.98%) Finance
2 3 (1.80%) Publishing
3 2 (1.20%) Military
3 2 (1.20%) Retail
3 2 (1.20%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.20%) Advertising
4 1 (0.60%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 38 (22.75%) Developer
2 20 (11.98%) Project Manager
3 16 (9.58%) Analyst
3 16 (9.58%) Support Engineer
3 16 (9.58%) Wintel Engineer
4 13 (7.78%) SharePoint Developer
5 9 (5.39%) Applications Support
6 8 (4.79%) Consultant
7 6 (3.59%) 2nd Line Support
8 5 (2.99%) Administrator
8 5 (2.99%) Support Analyst
8 5 (2.99%) Senior Manager
8 5 (2.99%) Server Support
8 5 (2.99%) Senior Project Manager
8 5 (2.99%) SQL Developer
8 5 (2.99%) CRM Developer
8 5 (2.99%) Business Intelligence Manager
9 4 (2.40%) Microsoft Developer
9 4 (2.40%) Dynamics CRM Developer
9 4 (2.40%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (23.35%) .NET
2 29 (17.37%) ASP.NET
3 17 (10.18%) Web Services
4 13 (7.78%) XML
5 11 (6.59%) jQuery
6 10 (5.99%) REST
7 7 (4.19%) WCF
8 6 (3.59%) HTML
8 6 (3.59%) .NET Framework
8 6 (3.59%) CSS
9 5 (2.99%) Middleware
9 5 (2.99%) MDX
9 5 (2.99%) HTML5
9 5 (2.99%) CSS3
10 4 (2.40%) AppFabric
10 4 (2.40%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 4 (2.40%) WF
11 3 (1.80%) ASP.NET MVC
12 2 (1.20%) SOAP
13 1 (0.60%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 29 (17.37%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (15.57%) Clustering
3 10 (5.99%) N-Tier
4 8 (4.79%) Management Information System
5 6 (3.59%) IVR
6 5 (2.99%) NHS
7 4 (2.40%) Economics
8 3 (1.80%) User Experience
9 2 (1.20%) iPad
9 2 (1.20%) Statistics
10 1 (0.60%) CMDB
10 1 (0.60%) Smartcard
10 1 (0.60%) Handset
10 1 (0.60%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 88 (52.69%) Windows
2 39 (23.35%) Windows Server 2003
2 39 (23.35%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (10.18%) Windows Server 2012
4 16 (9.58%) Windows 7
5 11 (6.59%) Windows XP
6 7 (4.19%) Windows 8
7 3 (1.80%) UNIX
8 2 (1.20%) Solaris
8 2 (1.20%) Linux
8 2 (1.20%) Windows 2000
8 2 (1.20%) Android
9 1 (0.60%) AIX
9 1 (0.60%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (19.76%) ITIL
2 24 (14.37%) Project Management
3 23 (13.77%) Service Management
4 22 (13.17%) Business Intelligence
5 18 (10.78%) PRINCE2
6 15 (8.98%) CRM
6 15 (8.98%) Service Delivery
7 14 (8.38%) Change Management
7 14 (8.38%) Disaster Recovery
7 14 (8.38%) Change Control
8 10 (5.99%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (5.99%) Problem Management
8 10 (5.99%) Data Management
8 10 (5.99%) B2B
9 9 (5.39%) Configuration Management
9 9 (5.39%) Time Management
10 7 (4.19%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (4.19%) Web Design
11 6 (3.59%) Programme Management
11 6 (3.59%) WFM
Programming Languages
1 54 (32.34%) SQL
2 32 (19.16%) C#
3 16 (9.58%) JavaScript
4 12 (7.19%) VB.NET
4 12 (7.19%) VBA
5 10 (5.99%) T-SQL
5 10 (5.99%) VBScript
6 7 (4.19%) VB
7 3 (1.80%) ABAP
8 2 (1.20%) C
9 1 (0.60%) Java
9 1 (0.60%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.60%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 46 (27.54%) Security Cleared
2 24 (14.37%) SC Cleared
2 24 (14.37%) Microsoft Certification
3 17 (10.18%) MCSE
4 11 (6.59%) DV Cleared
5 3 (1.80%) MCSA
6 2 (1.20%) ISEB
7 1 (0.60%) CCA
7 1 (0.60%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.60%) PMP
7 1 (0.60%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.20%) QA
2 1 (0.60%) P3O
2 1 (0.60%) SLA
2 1 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 35 (20.96%) Active Directory
2 10 (5.99%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (5.99%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 8 (4.79%) vSphere
4 5 (2.99%) Terminal Services
5 3 (1.80%) XenApp
6 2 (1.20%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.20%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.60%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.60%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.60%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 11 (6.59%) NetBackup
2 10 (5.99%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 9 (5.39%) MIIS
4 5 (2.99%) OpenView
4 5 (2.99%) HP SIM
5 3 (1.80%) SCCM
6 2 (1.20%) WSUS
6 2 (1.20%) Netcool
6 2 (1.20%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.60%) Puppet
7 1 (0.60%) SCOM
7 1 (0.60%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.60%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 31 (18.56%) HP
2 21 (12.57%) VMware
3 18 (10.78%) Citrix
4 10 (5.99%) Veritas
5 9 (5.39%) SAP
6 8 (4.79%) Cisco
6 8 (4.79%) Lotus
6 8 (4.79%) Oracle
7 6 (3.59%) Genesys
8 3 (1.80%) CA
9 2 (1.20%) NetApp
9 2 (1.20%) Dell
9 2 (1.20%) EMC
9 2 (1.20%) Apple
10 1 (0.60%) NEC
10 1 (0.60%) Draytek
10 1 (0.60%) Polycom
10 1 (0.60%) Alcatel-Lucent
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