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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 9 6 8
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 71 48 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 11.68% 12.57% 11.69%
As % of the Vendors category 24.57% 29.45% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 16 18
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£325 £271 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.81% -13.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £173 £94
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £375 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 19 16
Average hourly rate £13.25 £18.90 £13.18
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.89% +43.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.55 £10.20 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.80 £32.50 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.84 £15.85
% change year-on-year
+1.07% -6.34%
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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
289 163 232
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 47.53% 42.67% 46.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 66 105
Average daily rate £335 £350 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.28% +29.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £175 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £523 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 28 19
Average hourly rate £27.50 £13.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+103.70% -37.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.10 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £32.50 £22.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.91
% change year-on-year
-10.25% -2.05%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 21 August 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 -1 45 £349 +99.28% 37
Durham -5 15 £325 +18.18% 9
Northumberland - 1 - -
Cleveland - - - -
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 54 (38.57%) Windows
2 47 (33.57%) .NET
2 47 (33.57%) MS Office
3 40 (28.57%) SQL
3 40 (28.57%) MS Excel
4 36 (25.71%) C#
4 36 (25.71%) SQL Server
5 33 (23.57%) Security Cleared
6 29 (20.71%) ASP.NET
6 29 (20.71%) SharePoint
7 28 (20.00%) Finance
8 24 (17.14%) SC Cleared
9 21 (15.00%) Windows Server 2003
10 20 (14.29%) CRM
10 20 (14.29%) Active Directory
10 20 (14.29%) Change Management
11 19 (13.57%) Web Services
11 19 (13.57%) Business Intelligence
11 19 (13.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 19 (13.57%) Windows 7
12 18 (12.86%) ITIL
12 18 (12.86%) Project Management
12 18 (12.86%) SQL Server 2008
13 17 (12.14%) JavaScript
14 16 (11.43%) XML
14 16 (11.43%) Windows XP
15 15 (10.71%) DHCP
16 14 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
17 13 (9.29%) Service Management
17 13 (9.29%) Windows Server 2008

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Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 29 (20.71%) SharePoint
2 9 (6.43%) SharePoint 2010
3 7 (5.00%) BizTalk Server
4 6 (4.29%) MS Exchange
5 3 (2.14%) IIS
6 2 (1.43%) IBM Notes
6 2 (1.43%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.71%) WebLogic
Applications
1 47 (33.57%) MS Office
2 40 (28.57%) MS Excel
3 9 (6.43%) InfoPath
4 8 (5.71%) MS Project
4 8 (5.71%) MS Visio
5 4 (2.86%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.71%) MicroStation
6 1 (0.71%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 14 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.43%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.71%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.43%) Office 365
2 1 (0.71%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (10.71%) DHCP
2 11 (7.86%) DNS
3 9 (6.43%) Extranet
4 8 (5.71%) HTTP
5 5 (3.57%) Firewall
6 4 (2.86%) TCP/IP
6 4 (2.86%) LAN
6 4 (2.86%) WAN
7 2 (1.43%) MPLS
7 2 (1.43%) DSL
7 2 (1.43%) Intranet
7 2 (1.43%) VPN
8 1 (0.71%) UMTS
8 1 (0.71%) VoIP
8 1 (0.71%) WLAN
8 1 (0.71%) Internet
8 1 (0.71%) GSM
8 1 (0.71%) SAN
8 1 (0.71%) LTE
8 1 (0.71%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (25.71%) SQL Server
2 19 (13.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 18 (12.86%) SQL Server 2008
4 12 (8.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 12 (8.57%) Relational Database
5 11 (7.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 10 (7.14%) SQL Server 2005
7 6 (4.29%) SAP BI
7 6 (4.29%) RDBMS
8 5 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (2.86%) DTS
9 4 (2.86%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 3 (2.14%) SQL Server 2000
11 2 (1.43%) SQL Server 2012
11 2 (1.43%) Oracle Database
12 1 (0.71%) Oracle Database 11g
12 1 (0.71%) EDRMS
12 1 (0.71%) IDOL
12 1 (0.71%) Oracle OWB
12 1 (0.71%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 5 (3.57%) Visual Studio
2 4 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (2.14%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 28 (20.00%) Finance
2 7 (5.00%) Advertising
3 6 (4.29%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.14%) Publishing
4 3 (2.14%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (2.14%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.43%) Military
6 1 (0.71%) Banking
6 1 (0.71%) Legal
Job Titles
1 35 (25.00%) Developer
2 28 (20.00%) Analyst
3 14 (10.00%) Project Manager
4 12 (8.57%) Support Analyst
4 12 (8.57%) SharePoint Developer
5 11 (7.86%) Support Engineer
6 6 (4.29%) Microsoft Developer
7 5 (3.57%) Business Intelligence Manager
7 5 (3.57%) Programmer
7 5 (3.57%) Applications Support
7 5 (3.57%) 2nd Line Support
7 5 (3.57%) Administrator
7 5 (3.57%) Desktop Support
7 5 (3.57%) Consultant
7 5 (3.57%) Desktop Engineer
8 4 (2.86%) Business Manager
8 4 (2.86%) Project Support Analyst
8 4 (2.86%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 4 (2.86%) Technical Analyst
8 4 (2.86%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (33.57%) .NET
2 29 (20.71%) ASP.NET
3 19 (13.57%) Web Services
4 16 (11.43%) XML
5 12 (8.57%) jQuery
6 9 (6.43%) REST
6 9 (6.43%) HTML
7 6 (4.29%) WCF
7 6 (4.29%) CSS
7 6 (4.29%) .NET Framework
8 5 (3.57%) CSS3
8 5 (3.57%) HTML5
9 4 (2.86%) AppFabric
9 4 (2.86%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 4 (2.86%) WF
9 4 (2.86%) MDX
10 2 (1.43%) ASP.NET MVC
11 1 (0.71%) ASP.NET MVC 3
11 1 (0.71%) ASP.NET MVC 4
11 1 (0.71%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.43%) Clustering
2 7 (5.00%) N-Tier
2 7 (5.00%) NHS
3 6 (4.29%) IVR
4 5 (3.57%) Economics
4 5 (3.57%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.43%) Statistics
6 1 (0.71%) Handset
6 1 (0.71%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 54 (38.57%) Windows
2 21 (15.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 19 (13.57%) Windows 7
4 16 (11.43%) Windows XP
5 13 (9.29%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (6.43%) Windows 8
7 6 (4.29%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.43%) Linux
8 2 (1.43%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.71%) AIX
9 1 (0.71%) UNIX
9 1 (0.71%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (14.29%) CRM
1 20 (14.29%) Change Management
2 19 (13.57%) Business Intelligence
3 18 (12.86%) Project Management
3 18 (12.86%) ITIL
4 13 (9.29%) Service Management
5 10 (7.14%) B2B
6 9 (6.43%) PRINCE2
7 7 (5.00%) Service Delivery
7 7 (5.00%) Migration
7 7 (5.00%) Programme Management
7 7 (5.00%) Data Management
7 7 (5.00%) Problem Management
7 7 (5.00%) Integration Testing
8 6 (4.29%) Test Scripting
8 6 (4.29%) Project Planning
8 6 (4.29%) WFM
8 6 (4.29%) Risk Management
9 5 (3.57%) Web Design
9 5 (3.57%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 40 (28.57%) SQL
2 36 (25.71%) C#
3 17 (12.14%) JavaScript
4 11 (7.86%) VB.NET
5 10 (7.14%) T-SQL
6 9 (6.43%) VBA
7 6 (4.29%) VBScript
7 6 (4.29%) VB
8 5 (3.57%) Java
9 4 (2.86%) Shell Script
10 3 (2.14%) MUMPS
10 3 (2.14%) C
11 1 (0.71%) ABAP
11 1 (0.71%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 33 (23.57%) Security Cleared
2 24 (17.14%) SC Cleared
3 8 (5.71%) Degree
4 5 (3.57%) DV Cleared
5 4 (2.86%) ISEB
5 4 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.43%) MCSE
7 1 (0.71%) MCP
7 1 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.71%) PMP
7 1 (0.71%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.14%) ISO 9000
1 3 (2.14%) HL7
2 2 (1.43%) QA
3 1 (0.71%) P3O
3 1 (0.71%) SLA
3 1 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 20 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (2.86%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.43%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 2 (1.43%) vSphere
3 2 (1.43%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.71%) DFS Replication
4 1 (0.71%) XenApp
4 1 (0.71%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 6 (4.29%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 4 (2.86%) Unicenter
3 3 (2.14%) NetBackup
4 2 (1.43%) WSUS
4 2 (1.43%) Netcool
4 2 (1.43%) SCOM
5 1 (0.71%) Puppet
5 1 (0.71%) OpenView
5 1 (0.71%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.71%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.71%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (7.14%) Cisco
2 9 (6.43%) CA
3 8 (5.71%) Oracle
4 7 (5.00%) SAP
4 7 (5.00%) HP
5 6 (4.29%) Genesys
5 6 (4.29%) VMware
6 3 (2.14%) Citrix
6 3 (2.14%) InterSystems
6 3 (2.14%) Veritas
6 3 (2.14%) Dell
7 2 (1.43%) Lotus
7 2 (1.43%) NetApp
8 1 (0.71%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 1 (0.71%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.71%) NEC
8 1 (0.71%) EMC
8 1 (0.71%) IBM
8 1 (0.71%) Cognos
8 1 (0.71%) Progress
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