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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 4 2 2
Rank change year-on-year
-2 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 103 85 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 16.45% 22.14% 19.19%
As % of the Vendors category 32.70% 41.67% 36.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 32 18
Average daily rate
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£350 £248 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.41% +23.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £196 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £427 £386 £383
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 23 19
Average hourly rate £11.50 £27.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.18% +71.87%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.75 £13.94 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+5.84% -11.52%
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
315 204 181
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 50.32% 53.13% 52.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 103 61
Average daily rate £365 £265 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.73% -11.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £200 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £469 £419
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 30 30
Average hourly rate £14.80 £13.50 £18.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.62% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £10.50 £10.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £34.00 £35.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%

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 30 January 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
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 30 January 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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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 0 55 £325 +32.65% 32
Durham -1 38 £350 -4.10% 6
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 93 (42.66%) Windows
2 89 (40.83%) MS Excel
3 74 (33.94%) SQL
4 72 (33.03%) SQL Server
5 66 (30.28%) Security Cleared
6 62 (28.44%) MS Office
7 50 (22.94%) .NET
8 48 (22.02%) Windows Server 2003
9 45 (20.64%) Active Directory
9 45 (20.64%) ITIL
10 43 (19.72%) Windows Server 2008
11 41 (18.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 37 (16.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 37 (16.97%) HP
13 34 (15.60%) VBA
13 34 (15.60%) C#
14 33 (15.14%) JavaScript
15 32 (14.68%) Clustering
15 32 (14.68%) Analytical Skills
16 31 (14.22%) SC Cleared
16 31 (14.22%) Microsoft Certification
16 31 (14.22%) Project Management
17 30 (13.76%) PRINCE2
17 30 (13.76%) ASP.NET
18 28 (12.84%) SharePoint
18 28 (12.84%) Business Intelligence
18 28 (12.84%) Service Delivery
18 28 (12.84%) Finance
19 26 (11.93%) Service Management
20 25 (11.47%) VMware

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (12.84%) SharePoint
2 24 (11.01%) MS Exchange
3 20 (9.17%) IIS
4 8 (3.67%) IBM Notes
5 6 (2.75%) Apache
6 4 (1.83%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (1.83%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (1.38%) Lync
7 3 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.92%) K2 blackpearl
9 1 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.46%) Node.js
9 1 (0.46%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.46%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 89 (40.83%) MS Excel
2 62 (28.44%) MS Office
3 11 (5.05%) MS Project
4 9 (4.13%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (4.13%) MS Visio
5 4 (1.83%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.46%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 8 (3.67%) Dynamics CRM
1 8 (3.67%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (1.38%) SAP PP
3 2 (0.92%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.38%) Office 365
2 2 (0.92%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 21 (9.63%) Firewall
2 19 (8.72%) TCP/IP
3 17 (7.80%) DHCP
4 16 (7.34%) DNS
5 10 (4.59%) SAN
6 6 (2.75%) Intranet
7 5 (2.29%) LDAP
8 4 (1.83%) FTP
9 3 (1.38%) HTTP
10 2 (0.92%) Internet
10 2 (0.92%) Extranet
11 1 (0.46%) Unified Communications
11 1 (0.46%) Wireless Security
11 1 (0.46%) Wireless
11 1 (0.46%) VoIP
11 1 (0.46%) WLAN
11 1 (0.46%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (33.03%) SQL Server
2 41 (18.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 37 (16.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 24 (11.01%) SQL Server 2008
5 20 (9.17%) SQL Server 2005
6 18 (8.26%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
7 11 (5.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 10 (4.59%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 9 (4.13%) SQL Server 2000
9 9 (4.13%) SQL Server 2012
9 9 (4.13%) Relational Database
10 5 (2.29%) RDBMS
11 4 (1.83%) SAP BI
12 3 (1.38%) PostgreSQL
12 3 (1.38%) DTS
13 2 (0.92%) Data Warehouse
14 1 (0.46%) MongoDB
14 1 (0.46%) MySQL
14 1 (0.46%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 8 (3.67%) Visual Studio
2 4 (1.83%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.46%) Fiddler
3 1 (0.46%) MSI
General
1 28 (12.84%) Finance
2 12 (5.50%) Banking
3 8 (3.67%) Back Office
4 5 (2.29%) Legal
5 4 (1.83%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.83%) Retail
6 3 (1.38%) Advertising
7 2 (0.92%) Publishing
8 1 (0.46%) Military
8 1 (0.46%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 61 (27.98%) Developer
2 29 (13.30%) Project Manager
3 22 (10.09%) SQL Developer
4 19 (8.72%) Analyst
5 16 (7.34%) Wintel Engineer
6 15 (6.88%) Support Engineer
7 13 (5.96%) .NET Developer
8 10 (4.59%) Consultant
9 8 (3.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 8 (3.67%) 2nd Line Support
10 7 (3.21%) SharePoint Developer
10 7 (3.21%) VBA Developer
10 7 (3.21%) Business Analyst
11 6 (2.75%) Senior Manager
11 6 (2.75%) Senior Project Manager
11 6 (2.75%) Administrator
11 6 (2.75%) Applications Support
12 5 (2.29%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 5 (2.29%) Excel Developer
12 5 (2.29%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (22.94%) .NET
2 30 (13.76%) ASP.NET
3 24 (11.01%) jQuery
4 20 (9.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 19 (8.72%) Web Services
6 10 (4.59%) MDX
7 8 (3.67%) CSS
8 7 (3.21%) HTML
9 6 (2.75%) XML
9 6 (2.75%) WCF
9 6 (2.75%) CSS3
9 6 (2.75%) HTML5
10 5 (2.29%) REST
10 5 (2.29%) Middleware
11 4 (1.83%) .NET Framework
11 4 (1.83%) AngularJS
11 4 (1.83%) ASP.NET MVC
12 3 (1.38%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 3 (1.38%) KnockoutJS
13 2 (0.92%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 32 (14.68%) Clustering
1 32 (14.68%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (6.42%) N-Tier
3 13 (5.96%) Economics
4 12 (5.50%) Management Information System
5 5 (2.29%) iPad
5 5 (2.29%) Freedom of Information
6 4 (1.83%) NHS
6 4 (1.83%) IVR
7 2 (0.92%) GIS
7 2 (0.92%) User Experience
7 2 (0.92%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.46%) CMDB
8 1 (0.46%) Handset
8 1 (0.46%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 93 (42.66%) Windows
2 48 (22.02%) Windows Server 2003
3 43 (19.72%) Windows Server 2008
4 19 (8.72%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (3.67%) UNIX
6 7 (3.21%) Solaris
7 6 (2.75%) Linux
8 5 (2.29%) Android
9 4 (1.83%) Windows 7
10 3 (1.38%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.46%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.46%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.46%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (20.64%) ITIL
2 31 (14.22%) Project Management
3 30 (13.76%) PRINCE2
4 28 (12.84%) Business Intelligence
4 28 (12.84%) Service Delivery
5 26 (11.93%) Service Management
6 20 (9.17%) Web Development
6 20 (9.17%) Change Control
7 17 (7.80%) Reverse Engineering
7 17 (7.80%) Change Management
8 16 (7.34%) Agile Software Development
9 15 (6.88%) Data Management
9 15 (6.88%) Disaster Recovery
10 14 (6.42%) CRM
11 12 (5.50%) Web Design
12 11 (5.05%) Time Management
13 10 (4.59%) Problem Management
14 8 (3.67%) Configuration Management
15 7 (3.21%) Programme Management
16 6 (2.75%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 74 (33.94%) SQL
2 34 (15.60%) VBA
2 34 (15.60%) C#
3 33 (15.14%) JavaScript
4 16 (7.34%) VB
5 15 (6.88%) VB.NET
5 15 (6.88%) VBScript
6 6 (2.75%) T-SQL
7 5 (2.29%) PowerShell
7 5 (2.29%) ABAP
8 4 (1.83%) C
8 4 (1.83%) VB6
9 2 (0.92%) MapBasic
10 1 (0.46%) X++
10 1 (0.46%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.46%) Java
10 1 (0.46%) PHP
Qualifications
1 66 (30.28%) Security Cleared
2 31 (14.22%) SC Cleared
2 31 (14.22%) Microsoft Certification
3 23 (10.55%) MCSE
4 17 (7.80%) DV Cleared
5 6 (2.75%) MCSA
6 2 (0.92%) ISEB
7 1 (0.46%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.46%) CCNP
7 1 (0.46%) CCA
7 1 (0.46%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (0.46%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.46%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.46%) PMP
7 1 (0.46%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.46%) P3O
1 1 (0.46%) QA
1 1 (0.46%) ISO 9001
1 1 (0.46%) SLA
System Software
1 45 (20.64%) Active Directory
2 13 (5.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (5.50%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 10 (4.59%) vSphere
5 5 (2.29%) Terminal Services
6 4 (1.83%) XenApp
7 1 (0.46%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.46%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.46%) KVM
7 1 (0.46%) Xen
7 1 (0.46%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 16 (7.34%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 12 (5.50%) NetBackup
3 9 (4.13%) MIIS
4 5 (2.29%) HP SIM
4 5 (2.29%) OpenView
5 3 (1.38%) SCCM
5 3 (1.38%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.46%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.46%) SCOM
6 1 (0.46%) Unicenter
6 1 (0.46%) Netcool
Vendors
1 37 (16.97%) HP
2 25 (11.47%) VMware
3 21 (9.63%) Citrix
4 12 (5.50%) Veritas
5 11 (5.05%) SAP
6 8 (3.67%) Lotus
7 7 (3.21%) CA
8 6 (2.75%) Oracle
8 6 (2.75%) Cisco
9 4 (1.83%) Genesys
9 4 (1.83%) IBM
10 2 (0.92%) Mapinfo
10 2 (0.92%) EMC
10 2 (0.92%) NetApp
10 2 (0.92%) Apple
11 1 (0.46%) Polycom
11 1 (0.46%) Draytek
11 1 (0.46%) Wyse
11 1 (0.46%) NEC
11 1 (0.46%) Alcatel-Lucent
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