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 23 January 2017 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
England / North East
Rank 6 10 5
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 174 93 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 18.37% 10.48% 15.81%
As % of the Vendors category 35.80% 26.12% 31.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 60 75
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £153 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 10 1
Median hourly rate £28.08 £10.29 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+172.97% -10.56%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-12.90% +3.33%

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
486 356 335
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 51.32% 40.14% 50.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 318 204 216
Median daily rate £348 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.12% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £565 £492
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 22 11
Median hourly rate £22.50 £22.85 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% +38.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.85 £10.00 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £50.50 £34.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £23.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-19.56% +35.29%

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 23 January 2017.

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 23 January 2017.

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 23 January 2017. 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 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 +7 142 £375 -1.31% 26
Durham 0 12 £300 +0.53% 5
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, 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.

1 288 (61.15%) Windows
2 203 (43.10%) Active Directory
3 173 (36.73%) MS Excel
4 163 (34.61%) ITIL
5 162 (34.39%) Security Cleared
6 143 (30.36%) Windows Server
7 125 (26.54%) SC Cleared
8 115 (24.42%) SQL Server
9 107 (22.72%) DNS
10 103 (21.87%) SQL
11 95 (20.17%) DHCP
12 82 (17.41%) Change Management
13 81 (17.20%) Linux
13 81 (17.20%) Agile Software Development
14 80 (16.99%) VMware
15 77 (16.35%) DevOps
16 75 (15.92%) Unix
17 72 (15.29%) Problem Management
18 71 (15.07%) .NET
19 70 (14.86%) Microsoft Certification
20 67 (14.23%) C#
20 67 (14.23%) AIX
20 67 (14.23%) Analytical Skills
21 65 (13.80%) Open Source
22 64 (13.59%) SaaS
22 64 (13.59%) PaaS
22 64 (13.59%) Windows Server 2008
22 64 (13.59%) IaaS
23 61 (12.95%) PowerShell
24 59 (12.53%) VMware Infrastructure

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 58 (12.31%) SharePoint
2 45 (9.55%) WebSphere
3 44 (9.34%) IIS
3 44 (9.34%) MS Exchange
4 39 (8.28%) Skype for Business
5 35 (7.43%) Exchange Server 2010
6 32 (6.79%) Exchange Server 2013
7 30 (6.37%) WebLogic
8 26 (5.52%) OpenStack
9 21 (4.46%) SharePoint 2010
10 19 (4.03%) Office Communications Server
11 18 (3.82%) SharePoint 2013
12 14 (2.97%) BizTalk Server
12 14 (2.97%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 13 (2.76%) SAS
14 12 (2.55%) Exchange Server 2003
14 12 (2.55%) MQSeries
14 12 (2.55%) WebSphere Application Server
15 10 (2.12%) Tuxedo
16 9 (1.91%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 173 (36.73%) MS Excel
2 53 (11.25%) MS PowerPoint
3 45 (9.55%) MS Office
4 10 (2.12%) MS Project
5 7 (1.49%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 17 (3.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.27%) OpenText MBPM
3 4 (0.85%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.64%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 64 (13.59%) IaaS
1 64 (13.59%) PaaS
1 64 (13.59%) SaaS
2 44 (9.34%) Office 365
3 13 (2.76%) HP Helion
4 10 (2.12%) Amazon AWS
5 7 (1.49%) Google Cloud Platform
6 6 (1.27%) Amazon EC2
6 6 (1.27%) Google App Engine
7 5 (1.06%) Microsoft Azure
8 3 (0.64%) GitHub
8 3 (0.64%) Yammer
9 2 (0.42%) DigitalOcean
9 2 (0.42%) Google Analytics
9 2 (0.42%) Linode
9 2 (0.42%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 107 (22.72%) DNS
2 95 (20.17%) DHCP
3 36 (7.64%) Skype
4 33 (7.01%) TCP/IP
5 28 (5.94%) Intranet
6 26 (5.52%) LAN
6 26 (5.52%) LDAP
7 23 (4.88%) Internet
7 23 (4.88%) WAN
8 21 (4.46%) HTTP
9 16 (3.40%) SSL
10 15 (3.18%) Firewall
11 13 (2.76%) HTTPS
11 13 (2.76%) Kerberos
11 13 (2.76%) NAS
11 13 (2.76%) SAN
11 13 (2.76%) X.500
12 10 (2.12%) iSCSI
13 8 (1.70%) VPN
13 8 (1.70%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 115 (24.42%) SQL Server
2 24 (5.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 22 (4.67%) Relational Database
4 18 (3.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 15 (3.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 13 (2.76%) MongoDB
7 11 (2.34%) DB2
7 11 (2.34%) Oracle Reports
7 11 (2.34%) SQL Server 2008
8 10 (2.12%) Data Warehouse
8 10 (2.12%) Oracle Database
9 9 (1.91%) OLTP
10 7 (1.49%) BusinessObjects
10 7 (1.49%) OLAP
11 6 (1.27%) Ingres
11 6 (1.27%) SQL Server 2005
12 5 (1.06%) OLAP Cube
12 5 (1.06%) SAP BW
12 5 (1.06%) SAS Enterprise Guide
12 5 (1.06%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 15 (3.18%) Visual Studio
2 9 (1.91%) Jenkins
3 7 (1.49%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (1.27%) MSI
4 6 (1.27%) Travis CI
5 3 (0.64%) Cucumber
5 3 (0.64%) Git (software)
5 3 (0.64%) HP UFT
5 3 (0.64%) JIRA
5 3 (0.64%) JMeter
5 3 (0.64%) LoadRunner
5 3 (0.64%) NMock
5 3 (0.64%) Selenium
5 3 (0.64%) WiX
6 2 (0.42%) GitLab
6 2 (0.42%) Subversion
6 2 (0.42%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.21%) MSTest
7 1 (0.21%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.21%) StarTeam
General
1 38 (8.07%) Finance
2 17 (3.61%) Advertising
3 7 (1.49%) Publishing
4 3 (0.64%) Billing
4 3 (0.64%) Legal
4 3 (0.64%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.42%) Games
5 2 (0.42%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.21%) Banking
6 1 (0.21%) German Language
6 1 (0.21%) Retail
Job Titles
1 73 (15.50%) Developer
2 64 (13.59%) Support Engineer
3 38 (8.07%) Analyst
4 37 (7.86%) Administrator
5 29 (6.16%) DBA
6 26 (5.52%) Architect
6 26 (5.52%) Sitecore Developer
7 24 (5.10%) .NET Developer
7 24 (5.10%) Consultant
8 20 (4.25%) Wintel Engineer
9 18 (3.82%) Operations Engineer
10 17 (3.61%) Infrastructure Architect
10 17 (3.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 16 (3.40%) 2nd Line Support
11 16 (3.40%) Active Directory Engineer
11 16 (3.40%) Desktop Support
11 16 (3.40%) Solutions Architect
11 16 (3.40%) SQL DBA
12 14 (2.97%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 14 (2.97%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (15.07%) .NET
2 46 (9.77%) ASP.NET
3 30 (6.37%) XML
4 26 (5.52%) Middleware
5 24 (5.10%) HTML
6 13 (2.76%) .NET Framework
7 12 (2.55%) IBM Integration Bus
8 11 (2.34%) CSS
8 11 (2.34%) J2EE
9 9 (1.91%) jQuery
10 8 (1.70%) Web Services
11 6 (1.27%) Servlets
12 4 (0.85%) Ajax
12 4 (0.85%) AngularJS
12 4 (0.85%) LINQ
12 4 (0.85%) MDX
12 4 (0.85%) Oracle GoldenGate
12 4 (0.85%) WPF
13 3 (0.64%) REST
14 2 (0.42%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 67 (14.23%) Analytical Skills
2 39 (8.28%) Computer Science
2 39 (8.28%) Management Information System
3 38 (8.07%) Data Centre
4 22 (4.67%) Clustering
4 22 (4.67%) Private Cloud
5 16 (3.40%) Enterprise Software
5 16 (3.40%) PKI
6 15 (3.18%) Replication
7 11 (2.34%) Tandem
8 10 (2.12%) Visualisation
9 9 (1.91%) Blackberry
10 6 (1.27%) Fat Client
10 6 (1.27%) Mobile App
10 6 (1.27%) Thin Client
11 5 (1.06%) Public Cloud
12 3 (0.64%) NHS
13 2 (0.42%) Mathematics
13 2 (0.42%) Smartphone
13 2 (0.42%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 288 (61.15%) Windows
2 143 (30.36%) Windows Server
3 81 (17.20%) Linux
4 75 (15.92%) Unix
5 67 (14.23%) AIX
6 64 (13.59%) Windows Server 2008
7 53 (11.25%) Windows Server 2003
8 52 (11.04%) Windows 7
9 50 (10.62%) Windows Server 2012
9 50 (10.62%) Windows XP
10 31 (6.58%) Solaris
11 28 (5.94%) Windows 2000
12 20 (4.25%) Android
13 17 (3.61%) Apple iOS
14 16 (3.40%) Windows 8
15 13 (2.76%) Windows 10
16 12 (2.55%) OS/390
17 5 (1.06%) Windows Mobile
18 4 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 4 (0.85%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 163 (34.61%) ITIL
2 82 (17.41%) Change Management
3 81 (17.20%) Agile Software Development
4 77 (16.35%) DevOps
5 72 (15.29%) Problem Management
6 65 (13.80%) Open Source
7 57 (12.10%) Migration
8 55 (11.68%) PRINCE2
9 47 (9.98%) Data Management
10 41 (8.70%) Service Management
11 39 (8.28%) ITSM
12 38 (8.07%) Release Management
13 31 (6.58%) MVC
13 31 (6.58%) Service Delivery
14 29 (6.16%) Project Management
14 29 (6.16%) Virtual Environments
15 28 (5.94%) Operational Acceptance Testing
16 25 (5.31%) Incident Management
16 25 (5.31%) Scrum
17 24 (5.10%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 103 (21.87%) SQL
2 67 (14.23%) C#
3 61 (12.95%) PowerShell
4 40 (8.49%) JavaScript
5 38 (8.07%) Java
6 28 (5.94%) C
7 23 (4.88%) VB
8 18 (3.82%) T-SQL
9 10 (2.12%) Python
10 8 (1.70%) Perl
11 7 (1.49%) Jython
12 6 (1.27%) C++
13 5 (1.06%) Ruby
13 5 (1.06%) VB.NET
13 5 (1.06%) VBScript
14 4 (0.85%) COBOL
14 4 (0.85%) Shell Script
15 2 (0.42%) PHP
16 1 (0.21%) PL/SQL
16 1 (0.21%) REXX
Qualifications
1 162 (34.39%) Security Cleared
2 125 (26.54%) SC Cleared
3 70 (14.86%) Microsoft Certification
4 50 (10.62%) Degree
5 48 (10.19%) MCSE
6 42 (8.92%) BPSS Clearance
7 22 (4.67%) ITIL Certification
8 21 (4.46%) MCSA
9 9 (1.91%) DV Cleared
9 9 (1.91%) MCP
9 9 (1.91%) MCTS
10 3 (0.64%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 2 (0.42%) Citrix Certification
11 2 (0.42%) ECDL
11 2 (0.42%) IBM Certification
11 2 (0.42%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.42%) PMP
12 1 (0.21%) A+ Certification
12 1 (0.21%) CTC Cleared
12 1 (0.21%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (10.40%) SLA
2 33 (7.01%) Disclosure Scotland
3 10 (2.12%) ISO 9001
4 5 (1.06%) QA
5 2 (0.42%) Data Quality
System Software
1 203 (43.10%) Active Directory
2 59 (12.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (7.43%) Microsoft App-V
4 27 (5.73%) Hyper-V
5 26 (5.52%) XenApp
6 14 (2.97%) VMware ESXi
6 14 (2.97%) vSphere
7 13 (2.76%) XenDesktop
7 13 (2.76%) XenServer
8 8 (1.70%) VMware Workstation
8 8 (1.70%) Xen
9 3 (0.64%) Firmware
9 3 (0.64%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 3 (0.64%) Oracle Clusterware
9 3 (0.64%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (0.64%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (0.42%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 2 (0.42%) VirtualBox
10 2 (0.42%) VMware ESX
11 1 (0.21%) NFS
Systems Management
1 49 (10.40%) SCCM
2 15 (3.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 15 (3.18%) WSUS
3 13 (2.76%) Puppet
4 11 (2.34%) HP SiteScope
5 10 (2.12%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 9 (1.91%) HP Operations Orchestration
7 8 (1.70%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 8 (1.70%) SCOM
7 8 (1.70%) SCVMM
8 7 (1.49%) Microsoft Clustering
9 6 (1.27%) AirWatch
9 6 (1.27%) SCOrch
9 6 (1.27%) XenMobile
10 5 (1.06%) Backup Exec
10 5 (1.06%) BladeLogic
11 4 (0.85%) Data Guard
11 4 (0.85%) EdgeSight
11 4 (0.85%) Oracle RMAN
11 4 (0.85%) SafeCom
Vendors
1 80 (16.99%) VMware
2 57 (12.10%) HP
3 43 (9.13%) Citrix
4 40 (8.49%) Oracle
5 30 (6.37%) AppSense
5 30 (6.37%) Sitecore
6 19 (4.03%) IBM
7 18 (3.82%) CA
8 15 (3.18%) ServiceNow
9 13 (2.76%) Cisco
9 13 (2.76%) ThinPrint
10 12 (2.55%) SAP
11 11 (2.34%) Symantec
12 9 (1.91%) Dell
12 9 (1.91%) Google
13 8 (1.70%) Trend Micro
14 7 (1.49%) Sun
14 7 (1.49%) Veritas
15 6 (1.27%) Axway
16 5 (1.06%) IronPort
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