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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 28 June 2016 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.

3 months to
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 5 5 11
Rank change year-on-year
0 +6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 382 131 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 23.57% 15.96% 10.52%
As % of the Vendors category 39.34% 41.32% 21.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 237 72 35
Median daily rate £280 £300 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £140 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £443 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 20 4
Median hourly rate £28.00 £13.50 £10.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+107.40% +31.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £10.45 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.40 £30.65 £17.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +3.44%
Microsoft
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
971 317 251
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 59.90% 38.61% 47.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 616 177 164
Median daily rate £285 £298 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.20% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £190 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £463 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 31 11
Median hourly rate £28.00 £13.71 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+104.23% -45.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £11.00 £10.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.70 £32.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.83 £18.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+12.59% +8.82%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North East region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 28 June 2016.

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 28 June 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the North East region over the 3 months to 28 June 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear -1 364 £281 -2.43% 33
Durham -6 11 £110 -66.15% 5
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 28 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North East region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 293 (63.70%) Windows
2 226 (49.13%) Active Directory
3 217 (47.17%) Security Cleared
4 186 (40.43%) SC Cleared
5 170 (36.96%) Windows Server
6 165 (35.87%) ITIL
7 159 (34.57%) VMware
8 156 (33.91%) DHCP
9 145 (31.52%) DNS
10 142 (30.87%) Citrix
11 130 (28.26%) HP
12 114 (24.78%) MS Excel
12 114 (24.78%) SQL
13 113 (24.57%) SQL Server
14 106 (23.04%) Microsoft Certification
14 106 (23.04%) Degree
15 100 (21.74%) Computer Science
16 98 (21.30%) Microsoft App-V
17 95 (20.65%) Windows Server 2008
18 92 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
19 91 (19.78%) BPSS Clearance
20 90 (19.57%) AppSense
21 85 (18.48%) XenApp
22 81 (17.61%) Service Delivery
23 79 (17.17%) Disclosure Scotland
24 77 (16.74%) VMware Infrastructure
25 72 (15.65%) PowerShell
26 71 (15.43%) MS Office
27 70 (15.22%) Oracle
28 69 (15.00%) XenDesktop

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 57 (12.39%) MS Exchange
2 55 (11.96%) IIS
3 51 (11.09%) Exchange Server 2010
4 42 (9.13%) SharePoint
5 39 (8.48%) Skype for Business
6 33 (7.17%) Exchange Server 2013
6 33 (7.17%) WebLogic
7 19 (4.13%) Apache
8 18 (3.91%) IBM Notes
8 18 (3.91%) OpenStack
9 17 (3.70%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 16 (3.48%) Office Communications Server
11 13 (2.83%) SharePoint 2010
11 13 (2.83%) SharePoint 2013
12 12 (2.61%) WebSphere
13 10 (2.17%) Tuxedo
14 9 (1.96%) MQSeries
14 9 (1.96%) WebSphere Application Server
15 8 (1.74%) Oracle Application Server
16 6 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 114 (24.78%) MS Excel
2 71 (15.43%) MS Office
3 15 (3.26%) MS Project
4 11 (2.39%) MS PowerPoint
5 10 (2.17%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.22%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 19 (4.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.30%) OpenText MBPM
3 4 (0.87%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.22%) BigMachines
4 1 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.22%) Primavera
4 1 (0.22%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 33 (7.17%) Office 365
2 4 (0.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.43%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (0.43%) Google App Engine
3 2 (0.43%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.22%) IaaS
4 1 (0.22%) PaaS
4 1 (0.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 156 (33.91%) DHCP
2 145 (31.52%) DNS
3 38 (8.26%) Firewall
4 20 (4.35%) Intranet
5 17 (3.70%) Skype
5 17 (3.70%) TCP/IP
6 16 (3.48%) Internet
7 15 (3.26%) HTTP
8 12 (2.61%) SSL
9 11 (2.39%) 3G
9 11 (2.39%) Wi-Fi
10 7 (1.52%) NetScaler
10 7 (1.52%) SAN
11 6 (1.30%) VPN
12 5 (1.09%) HTTPS
13 4 (0.87%) SNMP
13 4 (0.87%) VoIP
14 3 (0.65%) Unified Communications
15 2 (0.43%) FTP
15 2 (0.43%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 113 (24.57%) SQL Server
2 35 (7.61%) SQL Server 2008
3 28 (6.09%) SQL Server 2005
4 26 (5.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 22 (4.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 21 (4.57%) SQL Server 2012
7 16 (3.48%) BusinessObjects
8 11 (2.39%) Data Warehouse
8 11 (2.39%) Relational Database
8 11 (2.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 7 (1.52%) SQL Server 2000
10 6 (1.30%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
11 5 (1.09%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 5 (1.09%) MySQL
11 5 (1.09%) Oracle Database
11 5 (1.09%) RDBMS
12 4 (0.87%) Oracle Database 11g
13 2 (0.43%) Big Data
13 2 (0.43%) OLAP
13 2 (0.43%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 34 (7.39%) MSI
2 8 (1.74%) Visual Studio
3 6 (1.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 5 (1.09%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (0.87%) ERwin
6 2 (0.43%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.43%) Travis CI
7 1 (0.22%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.22%) Subversion
7 1 (0.22%) TeamCity
General
1 35 (7.61%) Finance
2 15 (3.26%) Advertising
3 9 (1.96%) Manufacturing
4 4 (0.87%) Billing
5 3 (0.65%) Banking
5 3 (0.65%) Marketing
5 3 (0.65%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.43%) Publishing
7 1 (0.22%) Legal
7 1 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 67 (14.57%) Support Engineer
2 37 (8.04%) Developer
3 33 (7.17%) Analyst
4 25 (5.43%) Wintel Engineer
5 22 (4.78%) Project Manager
5 22 (4.78%) Wintel Support
6 21 (4.57%) Virtualisation Engineer
7 20 (4.35%) Desktop Engineer
8 18 (3.91%) Desktop Support
9 16 (3.48%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 16 (3.48%) Support Specialist
10 14 (3.04%) Server Support
11 13 (2.83%) .NET Developer
11 13 (2.83%) 3rd Line Support
11 13 (2.83%) Citrix Engineer
11 13 (2.83%) Messaging Support
12 12 (2.61%) 2nd Line Support
12 12 (2.61%) Consultant
12 12 (2.61%) Microsoft Developer
13 11 (2.39%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (7.39%) Middleware
2 29 (6.30%) .NET
3 21 (4.57%) ASP.NET
4 14 (3.04%) Web Services
5 12 (2.61%) XML
6 10 (2.17%) J2EE
7 9 (1.96%) HTML
7 9 (1.96%) IBM Integration Bus
8 8 (1.74%) MDX
9 7 (1.52%) ADO.NET
10 6 (1.30%) Classic ASP
11 4 (0.87%) CSS
11 4 (0.87%) HTML5
12 3 (0.65%) Regular Expression
12 3 (0.65%) REST
13 2 (0.43%) ASP.NET MVC
13 2 (0.43%) jQuery
13 2 (0.43%) JSON
13 2 (0.43%) Servlets
13 2 (0.43%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 100 (21.74%) Computer Science
2 46 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 46 (10.00%) Management Information System
3 43 (9.35%) Clustering
4 23 (5.00%) Data Centre
5 12 (2.61%) Fat Client
5 12 (2.61%) Thin Client
6 11 (2.39%) Replication
7 10 (2.17%) PKI
8 9 (1.96%) Economics
8 9 (1.96%) Visualisation
9 7 (1.52%) Cryptography
10 6 (1.30%) Blackberry
10 6 (1.30%) CMDB
11 5 (1.09%) CESG
11 5 (1.09%) IVR
11 5 (1.09%) N-Tier
12 4 (0.87%) Enterprise Storage
12 4 (0.87%) Mainframe
12 4 (0.87%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 293 (63.70%) Windows
2 170 (36.96%) Windows Server
3 95 (20.65%) Windows Server 2008
4 92 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 55 (11.96%) Solaris
6 54 (11.74%) Unix
7 52 (11.30%) AIX
8 41 (8.91%) Windows Server 2012
9 39 (8.48%) Windows 7
10 33 (7.17%) Linux
11 21 (4.57%) HPUX
12 14 (3.04%) Apple iOS
13 13 (2.83%) Android
14 9 (1.96%) OS/390
15 8 (1.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 8 (1.74%) Windows 10
15 8 (1.74%) Windows 8
16 7 (1.52%) Windows Phone
16 7 (1.52%) Windows XP
17 2 (0.43%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 165 (35.87%) ITIL
2 81 (17.61%) Service Delivery
3 65 (14.13%) Project Management
4 64 (13.91%) Change Management
5 57 (12.39%) Incident Management
6 56 (12.17%) Problem Management
6 56 (12.17%) Software Delivery
7 50 (10.87%) Release Management
8 43 (9.35%) Root Cause Analysis
9 28 (6.09%) QMS
10 27 (5.87%) Business Continuity
10 27 (5.87%) Change Control
11 26 (5.65%) Agile Software Development
12 25 (5.43%) Content Management
12 25 (5.43%) CRM
12 25 (5.43%) Migration
12 25 (5.43%) Server Building
13 23 (5.00%) Quality Management
14 21 (4.57%) Service Management
15 20 (4.35%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 114 (24.78%) SQL
2 72 (15.65%) PowerShell
3 51 (11.09%) T-SQL
4 38 (8.26%) VBScript
5 34 (7.39%) VB
6 23 (5.00%) C#
7 16 (3.48%) Java
8 12 (2.61%) JavaScript
8 12 (2.61%) Perl
9 10 (2.17%) C
9 10 (2.17%) C++
10 7 (1.52%) VBA
11 5 (1.09%) VB.NET
12 4 (0.87%) PL/SQL
13 3 (0.65%) Bourne shell
13 3 (0.65%) Korn
14 2 (0.43%) JCL
14 2 (0.43%) Python
14 2 (0.43%) REXX
15 1 (0.22%) PHP
Qualifications
1 217 (47.17%) Security Cleared
2 186 (40.43%) SC Cleared
3 106 (23.04%) Degree
3 106 (23.04%) Microsoft Certification
4 91 (19.78%) BPSS Clearance
5 38 (8.26%) MCSE
6 12 (2.61%) MCP
7 10 (2.17%) MCSA
8 9 (1.96%) MCITP
8 9 (1.96%) MCTS
9 8 (1.74%) PMI Certification
10 7 (1.52%) MCDBA
10 7 (1.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 6 (1.30%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (1.30%) PMP
12 5 (1.09%) Cisco Certification
12 5 (1.09%) CISSP
13 3 (0.65%) DV Cleared
13 3 (0.65%) ISEB
14 2 (0.43%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (17.17%) Disclosure Scotland
2 43 (9.35%) SLA
3 22 (4.78%) ISO 9001
4 6 (1.30%) QA
5 4 (0.87%) GxP
6 2 (0.43%) Data Quality
System Software
1 226 (49.13%) Active Directory
2 98 (21.30%) Microsoft App-V
3 85 (18.48%) XenApp
4 77 (16.74%) VMware Infrastructure
5 69 (15.00%) XenDesktop
6 63 (13.70%) XenServer
7 30 (6.52%) Hyper-V
8 21 (4.57%) vSphere
9 18 (3.91%) Terminal Services
10 7 (1.52%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 6 (1.30%) Brightmail
12 4 (0.87%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 4 (0.87%) Virtual Servers
13 3 (0.65%) Xen
14 1 (0.22%) Firmware
14 1 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
14 1 (0.22%) Terminal Server
14 1 (0.22%) VMware ESX
14 1 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 67 (14.57%) SCCM
2 60 (13.04%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 36 (7.83%) Microsoft Clustering
4 30 (6.52%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 28 (6.09%) XenMobile
6 24 (5.22%) EdgeSight
6 24 (5.22%) NetBackup
6 24 (5.22%) Perfmon
6 24 (5.22%) SafeCom
7 20 (4.35%) Tivoli
8 18 (3.91%) OpenView
9 17 (3.70%) HP Data Protector
9 17 (3.70%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 11 (2.39%) HP SIM
11 8 (1.74%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 6 (1.30%) AirWatch
13 3 (0.65%) Netcool
13 3 (0.65%) SCOM
13 3 (0.65%) WSUS
14 2 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 159 (34.57%) VMware
2 142 (30.87%) Citrix
3 130 (28.26%) HP
4 90 (19.57%) AppSense
5 70 (15.22%) Oracle
6 40 (8.70%) ThinPrint
7 37 (8.04%) SAP
8 31 (6.74%) Symantec
9 26 (5.65%) ServiceNow
10 18 (3.91%) Lotus
11 17 (3.70%) CA
12 14 (3.04%) IBM
13 12 (2.61%) Red Hat
14 10 (2.17%) Intel Security
14 10 (2.17%) TIBCO
15 8 (1.74%) Apple
15 8 (1.74%) Lumension
16 7 (1.52%) Fujitsu
16 7 (1.52%) Sun
16 7 (1.52%) Veritas
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