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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 5 5 12
Rank change year-on-year
0 +7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 371 139 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 24.55% 14.98% 9.60%
As % of the Vendors category 40.20% 41.62% 20.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 68 25
Median daily rate £280 £300 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £369 £425 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 17 8
Median hourly rate £28.00 £13.50 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+107.40% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.41 £10.00 £9.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £28.70 £23.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.82 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+5.43% -
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
923 334 239
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 61.09% 35.99% 45.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 593 167 148
Median daily rate £285 £300 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -9.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £451 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 29 15
Median hourly rate £28.00 £13.86 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+102.09% -44.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £10.35 £10.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £33.25 £36.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+13.88% +2.85%

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 25 July 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 +3 355 £280 -6.66% 23
Durham -7 9 £205 -31.66% 7
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 356 (68.20%) Windows
2 264 (50.57%) Active Directory
3 248 (47.51%) Security Cleared
4 218 (41.76%) Windows Server
5 214 (41.00%) SC Cleared
6 202 (38.70%) ITIL
7 184 (35.25%) VMware
8 183 (35.06%) DHCP
9 166 (31.80%) DNS
10 164 (31.42%) Citrix
11 156 (29.89%) HP
12 129 (24.71%) MS Excel
13 127 (24.33%) SQL
13 127 (24.33%) SQL Server
13 127 (24.33%) Degree
14 121 (23.18%) Computer Science
15 116 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
15 116 (22.22%) BPSS Clearance
16 113 (21.65%) Microsoft App-V
17 112 (21.46%) Windows Server 2008
18 110 (21.07%) Service Delivery
19 108 (20.69%) Windows Server 2003
20 102 (19.54%) AppSense
21 101 (19.35%) Disclosure Scotland
22 98 (18.77%) XenApp
23 95 (18.20%) VMware Infrastructure
24 93 (17.82%) Oracle
25 85 (16.28%) Change Management
26 81 (15.52%) XenDesktop
27 80 (15.33%) Solaris

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 68 (13.03%) MS Exchange
2 66 (12.64%) IIS
3 61 (11.69%) Exchange Server 2010
4 50 (9.58%) WebLogic
5 48 (9.20%) Skype for Business
6 46 (8.81%) SharePoint
7 41 (7.85%) Exchange Server 2013
8 25 (4.79%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 21 (4.02%) Apache
9 21 (4.02%) IBM Notes
9 21 (4.02%) Office Communications Server
10 19 (3.64%) OpenStack
11 18 (3.45%) SharePoint 2010
12 17 (3.26%) SharePoint 2013
13 15 (2.87%) WebSphere
14 14 (2.68%) Tuxedo
15 13 (2.49%) MQSeries
15 13 (2.49%) WebSphere Application Server
16 12 (2.30%) Oracle Application Server
17 10 (1.92%) AquaLogic
Applications
1 129 (24.71%) MS Excel
2 77 (14.75%) MS Office
3 16 (3.07%) MS Project
4 10 (1.92%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (1.92%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.38%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 13 (2.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (1.92%) OpenText MBPM
3 4 (0.77%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.19%) BigMachines
4 1 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.19%) Primavera
4 1 (0.19%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 38 (7.28%) Office 365
2 5 (0.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.19%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.19%) Google App Engine
3 1 (0.19%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.19%) IaaS
3 1 (0.19%) PaaS
3 1 (0.19%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 183 (35.06%) DHCP
2 166 (31.80%) DNS
3 41 (7.85%) Firewall
4 23 (4.41%) Skype
5 19 (3.64%) Intranet
6 18 (3.45%) HTTP
7 17 (3.26%) Internet
8 16 (3.07%) TCP/IP
9 15 (2.87%) SSL
10 12 (2.30%) 3G
10 12 (2.30%) Wi-Fi
11 8 (1.53%) SAN
11 8 (1.53%) VPN
12 7 (1.34%) NetScaler
13 5 (0.96%) HTTPS
14 4 (0.77%) SNMP
14 4 (0.77%) Unified Communications
14 4 (0.77%) VoIP
15 2 (0.38%) Extranet
16 1 (0.19%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 127 (24.33%) SQL Server
2 34 (6.51%) SQL Server 2008
3 28 (5.36%) SQL Server 2005
4 26 (4.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 23 (4.41%) SQL Server 2012
5 23 (4.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 20 (3.83%) BusinessObjects
7 14 (2.68%) Relational Database
8 11 (2.11%) Data Warehouse
8 11 (2.11%) RDBMS
8 11 (2.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 7 (1.34%) MySQL
9 7 (1.34%) SQL Server 2000
10 6 (1.15%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
11 5 (0.96%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 5 (0.96%) Oracle Database
12 4 (0.77%) Oracle Database 11g
13 2 (0.38%) Big Data
13 2 (0.38%) OLAP
13 2 (0.38%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 40 (7.66%) MSI
2 7 (1.34%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (1.34%) Visual Studio
3 6 (1.15%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 4 (0.77%) ERwin
5 1 (0.19%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.19%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.19%) NMock
5 1 (0.19%) StarTeam
5 1 (0.19%) Subversion
5 1 (0.19%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.19%) Travis CI
5 1 (0.19%) WiX
General
1 34 (6.51%) Finance
2 15 (2.87%) Manufacturing
3 13 (2.49%) Advertising
4 4 (0.77%) Billing
5 3 (0.57%) Marketing
6 2 (0.38%) Banking
6 2 (0.38%) Publishing
6 2 (0.38%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.19%) Legal
7 1 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 90 (17.24%) Support Engineer
2 34 (6.51%) Analyst
3 33 (6.32%) Developer
4 27 (5.17%) Virtualisation Engineer
5 26 (4.98%) Wintel Engineer
6 24 (4.60%) Desktop Engineer
7 23 (4.41%) Project Manager
8 22 (4.21%) Wintel Support
9 21 (4.02%) Support Specialist
10 20 (3.83%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 18 (3.45%) 3rd Line Support
11 18 (3.45%) Desktop Support
11 18 (3.45%) Messaging Support
12 16 (3.07%) Consultant
12 16 (3.07%) Storage Engineer
13 15 (2.87%) Backup Engineer
13 15 (2.87%) Citrix Engineer
14 14 (2.68%) .NET Developer
14 14 (2.68%) Server Support
15 13 (2.49%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (9.00%) Middleware
2 27 (5.17%) .NET
3 19 (3.64%) ASP.NET
4 13 (2.49%) IBM Integration Bus
4 13 (2.49%) J2EE
4 13 (2.49%) Web Services
5 10 (1.92%) XML
6 9 (1.72%) HTML
7 8 (1.53%) MDX
8 6 (1.15%) Classic ASP
9 5 (0.96%) CSS
9 5 (0.96%) HTML5
10 4 (0.77%) .NET Framework
10 4 (0.77%) jQuery
11 3 (0.57%) ADO.NET
11 3 (0.57%) ASP.NET MVC
11 3 (0.57%) Regular Expression
11 3 (0.57%) REST
12 2 (0.38%) ASP.NET Web API
12 2 (0.38%) D3.js
Miscellaneous
1 121 (23.18%) Computer Science
2 57 (10.92%) Management Information System
3 53 (10.15%) Analytical Skills
4 46 (8.81%) Clustering
5 25 (4.79%) Data Centre
6 13 (2.49%) Fat Client
6 13 (2.49%) Thin Client
7 12 (2.30%) Economics
7 12 (2.30%) Visualisation
8 11 (2.11%) PKI
8 11 (2.11%) Replication
9 10 (1.92%) Blackberry
10 9 (1.72%) CMDB
11 7 (1.34%) CESG
11 7 (1.34%) Cryptography
12 5 (0.96%) IVR
12 5 (0.96%) N-Tier
12 5 (0.96%) Private Cloud
13 4 (0.77%) Enterprise Storage
13 4 (0.77%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 356 (68.20%) Windows
2 218 (41.76%) Windows Server
3 112 (21.46%) Windows Server 2008
4 108 (20.69%) Windows Server 2003
5 80 (15.33%) Solaris
6 79 (15.13%) Unix
7 76 (14.56%) AIX
8 45 (8.62%) Windows Server 2012
9 43 (8.24%) Windows 7
10 40 (7.66%) Linux
11 27 (5.17%) HPUX
12 21 (4.02%) Apple iOS
13 20 (3.83%) Android
14 13 (2.49%) OS/390
15 10 (1.92%) Windows Phone
16 9 (1.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 9 (1.72%) Windows 10
16 9 (1.72%) Windows 8
17 7 (1.34%) Windows XP
18 3 (0.57%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 202 (38.70%) ITIL
2 110 (21.07%) Service Delivery
3 85 (16.28%) Change Management
4 76 (14.56%) Incident Management
4 76 (14.56%) Problem Management
5 74 (14.18%) Project Management
6 67 (12.84%) Release Management
7 62 (11.88%) Software Delivery
8 60 (11.49%) Root Cause Analysis
9 42 (8.05%) QMS
10 36 (6.90%) Business Continuity
11 33 (6.32%) Quality Management
12 32 (6.13%) Configuration Management
13 31 (5.94%) Content Management
14 29 (5.56%) Change Control
15 28 (5.36%) Migration
16 25 (4.79%) Server Building
17 24 (4.60%) SOA
18 23 (4.41%) Agile Software Development
18 23 (4.41%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 127 (24.33%) SQL
2 78 (14.94%) PowerShell
3 55 (10.54%) T-SQL
4 41 (7.85%) VBScript
5 37 (7.09%) VB
6 22 (4.21%) C#
7 21 (4.02%) Java
8 16 (3.07%) C
8 16 (3.07%) Perl
9 14 (2.68%) C++
10 9 (1.72%) JavaScript
11 7 (1.34%) VBA
12 5 (0.96%) VB.NET
13 4 (0.77%) PL/SQL
14 3 (0.57%) Bourne shell
14 3 (0.57%) Korn
15 2 (0.38%) JCL
15 2 (0.38%) Python
15 2 (0.38%) REXX
16 1 (0.19%) VB6
Qualifications
1 248 (47.51%) Security Cleared
2 214 (41.00%) SC Cleared
3 127 (24.33%) Degree
4 116 (22.22%) BPSS Clearance
4 116 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
5 43 (8.24%) MCSE
6 12 (2.30%) MCP
7 10 (1.92%) MCITP
7 10 (1.92%) MCSA
7 10 (1.92%) MCTS
8 7 (1.34%) MCDBA
8 7 (1.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 6 (1.15%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (0.96%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (0.96%) CISSP
10 5 (0.96%) PMP
11 3 (0.57%) DV Cleared
11 3 (0.57%) ISEB
12 2 (0.38%) CCNA
12 2 (0.38%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 101 (19.35%) Disclosure Scotland
2 56 (10.73%) SLA
3 32 (6.13%) ISO 9001
4 6 (1.15%) QA
5 4 (0.77%) GxP
6 2 (0.38%) Data Quality
System Software
1 264 (50.57%) Active Directory
2 113 (21.65%) Microsoft App-V
3 98 (18.77%) XenApp
4 95 (18.20%) VMware Infrastructure
5 81 (15.52%) XenDesktop
6 75 (14.37%) XenServer
7 39 (7.47%) Hyper-V
8 24 (4.60%) vSphere
9 21 (4.02%) Terminal Services
10 11 (2.11%) Virtual Servers
11 10 (1.92%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 7 (1.34%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 6 (1.15%) Brightmail
14 2 (0.38%) Xen
15 1 (0.19%) Firmware
15 1 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
15 1 (0.19%) VMware ESX
15 1 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
15 1 (0.19%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 72 (13.79%) SCCM
2 66 (12.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 39 (7.47%) Microsoft Clustering
4 36 (6.90%) XenMobile
5 33 (6.32%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 30 (5.75%) EdgeSight
6 30 (5.75%) NetBackup
6 30 (5.75%) SafeCom
7 27 (5.17%) Perfmon
8 26 (4.98%) Tivoli
9 23 (4.41%) HP Data Protector
9 23 (4.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 21 (4.02%) OpenView
11 14 (2.68%) HP SIM
12 11 (2.11%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 8 (1.53%) AirWatch
14 3 (0.57%) Netcool
14 3 (0.57%) SAP Afaria
14 3 (0.57%) SCOM
14 3 (0.57%) WSUS
Vendors
1 184 (35.25%) VMware
2 164 (31.42%) Citrix
3 156 (29.89%) HP
4 102 (19.54%) AppSense
5 93 (17.82%) Oracle
6 46 (8.81%) SAP
6 46 (8.81%) ThinPrint
7 39 (7.47%) ServiceNow
8 38 (7.28%) Symantec
9 26 (4.98%) CA
10 21 (4.02%) Lotus
11 18 (3.45%) IBM
12 14 (2.68%) Intel Security
12 14 (2.68%) TIBCO
13 13 (2.49%) Red Hat
14 12 (2.30%) Fujitsu
15 11 (2.11%) Apple
15 11 (2.11%) Lumension
15 11 (2.11%) Siemens
15 11 (2.11%) Sun
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