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 3 July 2015 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 5 11 9
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 137 52 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 16.27% 10.28% 12.50%
As % of the Vendors category 41.90% 21.31% 28.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 33 12
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.76% -19.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £200 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £470 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 4 18
Average hourly rate £13.50 £10.25 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.70% -2.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.45 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.65 £17.15 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
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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
327 244 142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 38.84% 48.22% 43.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 155 59
Average daily rate £289 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.75% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £222 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 11 28
Average hourly rate £14.50 £25.00 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.00% +138.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.45 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £45.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.14 £17.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+6.70% -12.82%

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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 2015. 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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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 97 £275 +14.58% 47
Durham +6 32 £300 -20.52% 8
Teesside - 1 - -
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England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 84 (35.74%) Windows
2 69 (29.36%) SQL Server
3 63 (26.81%) MS Excel
4 62 (26.38%) .NET
5 53 (22.55%) Security Cleared
6 46 (19.57%) Active Directory
6 46 (19.57%) MS Office
6 46 (19.57%) ITIL
7 36 (15.32%) DHCP
8 35 (14.89%) SQL
9 34 (14.47%) DNS
10 33 (14.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 33 (14.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 32 (13.62%) Service Management
12 31 (13.19%) C#
12 31 (13.19%) SC Cleared
13 29 (12.34%) VB
13 29 (12.34%) Visual Studio
13 29 (12.34%) Change Management
13 29 (12.34%) Finance
14 28 (11.91%) SharePoint
14 28 (11.91%) FTP
14 28 (11.91%) SQL Server 2012
15 27 (11.49%) Windows 7
15 27 (11.49%) Migration
16 26 (11.06%) Windows Server 2003
16 26 (11.06%) Analytical Skills
17 25 (10.64%) HP
18 24 (10.21%) SQL Server 2000
19 23 (9.79%) IBM

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Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 28 (11.91%) SharePoint
2 13 (5.53%) MS Exchange
3 10 (4.26%) IIS
4 7 (2.98%) Apache
5 6 (2.55%) Tomcat
5 6 (2.55%) SAS
5 6 (2.55%) WebSphere
5 6 (2.55%) Jetty
5 6 (2.55%) nginx
6 3 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.85%) K2 blackpearl
7 2 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.43%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.43%) CMS
8 1 (0.43%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.43%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.43%) Documentum
8 1 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 63 (26.81%) MS Excel
2 46 (19.57%) MS Office
3 12 (5.11%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (2.13%) MS Project
5 3 (1.28%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.85%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.43%) Windchill
7 1 (0.43%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.43%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 10 (4.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (2.98%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (1.70%) Teamcenter
4 3 (1.28%) Oracle BPM
4 3 (1.28%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.43%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.43%) SAP PP
5 1 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.43%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.55%) Cloud Computing
1 6 (2.55%) Amazon EC2
1 6 (2.55%) Google App Engine
1 6 (2.55%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (2.55%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 36 (15.32%) DHCP
2 34 (14.47%) DNS
3 28 (11.91%) FTP
4 9 (3.83%) TCP/IP
5 7 (2.98%) VPN
6 6 (2.55%) HTTP
6 6 (2.55%) SMTP
6 6 (2.55%) SSL
6 6 (2.55%) IPsec
7 5 (2.13%) SAN
8 4 (1.70%) Firewall
9 3 (1.28%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (1.28%) VoIP
10 2 (0.85%) WAN
10 2 (0.85%) LAN
10 2 (0.85%) Internet
10 2 (0.85%) 3G
11 1 (0.43%) DSL
11 1 (0.43%) IP Telephony
11 1 (0.43%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (29.36%) SQL Server
2 33 (14.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 33 (14.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 28 (11.91%) SQL Server 2012
4 24 (10.21%) SQL Server 2000
5 10 (4.26%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (2.55%) MS Access
6 6 (2.55%) Relational Database
7 4 (1.70%) DTS
8 3 (1.28%) Crystal Reports
8 3 (1.28%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (1.28%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (0.85%) MySQL
10 1 (0.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.43%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
Development Applications
1 29 (12.34%) Visual Studio
2 6 (2.55%) Toad
2 6 (2.55%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (2.55%) Jenkins
3 4 (1.70%) Subversion
4 1 (0.43%) Selenium
4 1 (0.43%) Oracle Forms
General
1 29 (12.34%) Finance
2 22 (9.36%) Manufacturing
3 6 (2.55%) Retail
4 5 (2.13%) Advertising
5 4 (1.70%) Legal
5 4 (1.70%) Spanish Language
6 3 (1.28%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.28%) Military
7 2 (0.85%) Marketing
8 1 (0.43%) Banking
8 1 (0.43%) Publishing
8 1 (0.43%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 47 (20.00%) Analyst
2 34 (14.47%) Developer
3 24 (10.21%) Service Analyst
3 24 (10.21%) Service Desk Analyst
4 22 (9.36%) Support Engineer
5 20 (8.51%) Project Manager
6 19 (8.09%) Consultant
6 19 (8.09%) Programmer
6 19 (8.09%) .NET Developer
6 19 (8.09%) VB Programmer
7 16 (6.81%) Wintel Engineer
8 12 (5.11%) 2nd Line Support
9 11 (4.68%) Architect
9 11 (4.68%) Desktop Engineer
10 10 (4.26%) Support Analyst
11 9 (3.83%) Solutions Architect
12 8 (3.40%) Change Analyst
12 8 (3.40%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 7 (2.98%) Build Engineer
13 7 (2.98%) GIS Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (26.38%) .NET
2 18 (7.66%) HTML
3 17 (7.23%) ASP.NET
4 16 (6.81%) .NET Framework
5 14 (5.96%) Entity Framework
5 14 (5.96%) AngularJS
6 13 (5.53%) KnockoutJS
7 10 (4.26%) jQuery
7 10 (4.26%) CSS
8 9 (3.83%) LESS
8 9 (3.83%) Backbone.js
9 6 (2.55%) Servlets
9 6 (2.55%) J2EE
9 6 (2.55%) Web Services
10 5 (2.13%) XML
10 5 (2.13%) WCF
10 5 (2.13%) XSLT
11 4 (1.70%) Swing
11 4 (1.70%) XSL
11 4 (1.70%) Itk
Miscellaneous
1 26 (11.06%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (6.81%) Data Centre
3 13 (5.53%) Economics
4 10 (4.26%) Inversion of Control
5 9 (3.83%) PKI
5 9 (3.83%) Management Information System
6 8 (3.40%) GIS
6 8 (3.40%) Clustering
6 8 (3.40%) Data Structures
7 5 (2.13%) NHS
8 3 (1.28%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.28%) iPhone
8 3 (1.28%) iPad
9 2 (0.85%) Informatics
9 2 (0.85%) Fat Client
9 2 (0.85%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (0.85%) Thin Client
9 2 (0.85%) Blackberry
10 1 (0.43%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.43%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 84 (35.74%) Windows
2 27 (11.49%) Windows 7
3 26 (11.06%) Windows Server 2003
4 16 (6.81%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (5.53%) Linux
5 13 (5.53%) Windows XP
6 7 (2.98%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (1.70%) Solaris
7 4 (1.70%) UNIX
8 3 (1.28%) Android
9 1 (0.43%) VME
9 1 (0.43%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (19.57%) ITIL
2 32 (13.62%) Service Management
3 29 (12.34%) Change Management
4 27 (11.49%) Migration
5 21 (8.94%) Project Management
6 18 (7.66%) MVC
7 17 (7.23%) Agile Software Development
7 17 (7.23%) Change Control
8 14 (5.96%) Server Building
9 13 (5.53%) Incident Management
10 11 (4.68%) ITSM
11 10 (4.26%) Programme Management
11 10 (4.26%) Configuration Management
11 10 (4.26%) PRINCE2
11 10 (4.26%) CRM
11 10 (4.26%) Data Modelling
12 9 (3.83%) MVVM
13 8 (3.40%) Problem Management
13 8 (3.40%) Workflow
13 8 (3.40%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 35 (14.89%) SQL
2 31 (13.19%) C#
3 29 (12.34%) VB
4 22 (9.36%) VB6
5 17 (7.23%) Java
6 8 (3.40%) JavaScript
7 7 (2.98%) VBA
7 7 (2.98%) MapBasic
8 6 (2.55%) PowerShell
9 5 (2.13%) C
9 5 (2.13%) T-SQL
10 4 (1.70%) C++
11 3 (1.28%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.85%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.85%) ABAP
12 2 (0.85%) VBScript
13 1 (0.43%) COBOL
13 1 (0.43%) Perl
13 1 (0.43%) PHP
13 1 (0.43%) Python
Qualifications
1 53 (22.55%) Security Cleared
2 31 (13.19%) SC Cleared
3 20 (8.51%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (5.11%) MCSE
5 10 (4.26%) DV Cleared
6 8 (3.40%) Degree
7 5 (2.13%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.85%) MCP
8 2 (0.85%) CCNA
8 2 (0.85%) PMP
8 2 (0.85%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.40%) SLA
2 1 (0.43%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 46 (19.57%) Active Directory
2 13 (5.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (4.26%) Xen
4 8 (3.40%) Microsoft App-V
5 6 (2.55%) vSphere
6 4 (1.70%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.85%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.85%) XenApp
8 1 (0.43%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 1 (0.43%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.43%) KVM
8 1 (0.43%) iptables
Systems Management
1 22 (9.36%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 11 (4.68%) WSUS
3 6 (2.55%) SCCM
4 5 (2.13%) Puppet
4 5 (2.13%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (2.13%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 4 (1.70%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (1.70%) Unicenter
6 3 (1.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 3 (1.28%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (1.28%) HP SIM
6 3 (1.28%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.85%) Netcool
7 2 (0.85%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (0.85%) SCOM
7 2 (0.85%) HP Data Protector
8 1 (0.43%) HP Operations Orchestration
8 1 (0.43%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 25 (10.64%) HP
2 23 (9.79%) IBM
3 18 (7.66%) VMware
4 11 (4.68%) Oracle
4 11 (4.68%) Cisco
5 9 (3.83%) CA
6 8 (3.40%) Citrix
6 8 (3.40%) SAP
6 8 (3.40%) Mapinfo
7 6 (2.55%) Google
8 5 (2.13%) Symantec
8 5 (2.13%) Dell
9 4 (1.70%) Siemens
9 4 (1.70%) Tableau
10 3 (1.28%) ServiceNow
10 3 (1.28%) McAfee
10 3 (1.28%) Sophos
10 3 (1.28%) AppSense
10 3 (1.28%) Cerner
10 3 (1.28%) CheckPoint
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