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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 4 4 8
Rank change year-on-year
0 +4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 304 178 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 22.47% 16.27% 13.52%
As % of the Vendors category 41.87% 38.44% 30.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 196 94 50
Median daily rate £325 £350 £318
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +10.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £265 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £542 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 11 17
Median hourly rate £26.50 £13.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+96.29% -50.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.84 £9.36 £10.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £25.50 £37.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -3.33%
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
726 463 310
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 53.66% 42.32% 43.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 482 249 167
Median daily rate £320 £350 £347
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +0.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £278 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £560 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 36 32
Median hourly rate £28.00 £25.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.80% -7.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.35 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £37.90 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.75 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -

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 26 September 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 26 September 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 26 September 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 +1 277 £325 -9.72% 27
Durham +2 21 £250 -18.69% 7
Northumberland -2 1 £675 +92.85% 1
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 26 September 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.

1 478 (70.71%) Windows
2 378 (55.92%) Active Directory
3 329 (48.67%) Security Cleared
4 301 (44.53%) Windows Server
5 276 (40.83%) ITIL
6 273 (40.38%) SC Cleared
7 222 (32.84%) VMware
8 221 (32.69%) DHCP
9 215 (31.80%) DNS
10 204 (30.18%) HP
11 179 (26.48%) Citrix
12 176 (26.04%) MS Excel
13 175 (25.89%) SQL Server
14 169 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
15 155 (22.93%) Degree
16 152 (22.49%) SQL
17 149 (22.04%) Windows Server 2008
18 147 (21.75%) Computer Science
19 139 (20.56%) BPSS Clearance
20 135 (19.97%) Windows Server 2003
21 133 (19.67%) Service Delivery
22 128 (18.93%) VMware Infrastructure
23 125 (18.49%) Microsoft App-V
24 118 (17.46%) Disclosure Scotland
25 117 (17.31%) Change Management
25 117 (17.31%) PowerShell
26 111 (16.42%) Problem Management
26 111 (16.42%) AppSense
27 104 (15.38%) Unix
28 103 (15.24%) 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
1 100 (14.79%) IIS
2 88 (13.02%) MS Exchange
3 79 (11.69%) Exchange Server 2010
4 72 (10.65%) WebLogic
5 71 (10.50%) SharePoint
6 67 (9.91%) Skype for Business
7 59 (8.73%) Exchange Server 2013
8 44 (6.51%) OpenStack
9 34 (5.03%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 30 (4.44%) Office Communications Server
11 28 (4.14%) WebSphere
12 27 (3.99%) Apache
13 23 (3.40%) SharePoint 2013
14 22 (3.25%) IBM Notes
14 22 (3.25%) Tuxedo
15 21 (3.11%) MQSeries
15 21 (3.11%) SharePoint 2010
15 21 (3.11%) WebSphere Application Server
16 16 (2.37%) Oracle Application Server
17 14 (2.07%) AquaLogic
Applications
1 176 (26.04%) MS Excel
2 77 (11.39%) MS Office
3 21 (3.11%) MS Project
4 9 (1.33%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (1.33%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.30%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 18 (2.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (2.07%) OpenText MBPM
3 1 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 56 (8.28%) Office 365
2 24 (3.55%) IaaS
2 24 (3.55%) PaaS
2 24 (3.55%) SaaS
3 13 (1.92%) HP Helion
4 7 (1.04%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (0.74%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (0.74%) Google App Engine
5 5 (0.74%) Google Cloud Platform
5 5 (0.74%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (0.30%) DigitalOcean
6 2 (0.30%) GitHub
6 2 (0.30%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.30%) Linode
7 1 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.15%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.15%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 221 (32.69%) DHCP
2 215 (31.80%) DNS
3 51 (7.54%) Firewall
4 42 (6.21%) Skype
5 34 (5.03%) HTTP
6 30 (4.44%) Intranet
6 30 (4.44%) TCP/IP
7 29 (4.29%) Internet
8 25 (3.70%) SSL
9 16 (2.37%) HTTPS
9 16 (2.37%) SAN
10 11 (1.63%) NAS
11 10 (1.48%) 3G
11 10 (1.48%) Kerberos
11 10 (1.48%) LDAP
11 10 (1.48%) VPN
11 10 (1.48%) Wi-Fi
11 10 (1.48%) X.500
12 9 (1.33%) SNMP
13 8 (1.18%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 175 (25.89%) SQL Server
2 32 (4.73%) SQL Server 2008
3 29 (4.29%) SQL Server 2005
4 26 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 24 (3.55%) SQL Server 2012
6 21 (3.11%) BusinessObjects
7 17 (2.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 16 (2.37%) Relational Database
9 11 (1.63%) OLTP
10 10 (1.48%) RDBMS
11 9 (1.33%) MySQL
12 7 (1.04%) SQL Server 2000
12 7 (1.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 6 (0.89%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
13 6 (0.89%) Data Warehouse
14 5 (0.74%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 3 (0.44%) Data Mining
15 3 (0.44%) PostgreSQL
16 2 (0.30%) DataStage
16 2 (0.30%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 42 (6.21%) MSI
2 13 (1.92%) Visual Studio
3 8 (1.18%) Jenkins
4 6 (0.89%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 6 (0.89%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (0.74%) Travis CI
6 3 (0.44%) Cucumber
6 3 (0.44%) Git (software)
6 3 (0.44%) HP UFT
6 3 (0.44%) JIRA
6 3 (0.44%) JMeter
6 3 (0.44%) LoadRunner
6 3 (0.44%) Selenium
7 2 (0.30%) GitLab
7 2 (0.30%) NMock
7 2 (0.30%) StarTeam
7 2 (0.30%) Subversion
7 2 (0.30%) Vagrant
7 2 (0.30%) WiX
8 1 (0.15%) TeamCity
General
1 35 (5.18%) Finance
2 14 (2.07%) Manufacturing
3 9 (1.33%) Advertising
4 7 (1.04%) Billing
5 2 (0.30%) Publishing
5 2 (0.30%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.15%) Banking
6 1 (0.15%) Games
6 1 (0.15%) German Language
6 1 (0.15%) Legal
6 1 (0.15%) Marketing
6 1 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 119 (17.60%) Support Engineer
2 46 (6.80%) Analyst
3 36 (5.33%) Wintel Engineer
4 29 (4.29%) Support Specialist
5 28 (4.14%) Desktop Engineer
5 28 (4.14%) Developer
5 28 (4.14%) Virtualisation Engineer
6 25 (3.70%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 23 (3.40%) 3rd Line Support
8 22 (3.25%) Consultant
8 22 (3.25%) Desktop Support
8 22 (3.25%) Wintel Support
9 21 (3.11%) Project Manager
10 20 (2.96%) Messaging Support
11 19 (2.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 18 (2.66%) Citrix Engineer
12 18 (2.66%) Middleware Engineer
13 17 (2.51%) 2nd Line Support
13 17 (2.51%) Active Directory Engineer
13 17 (2.51%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (9.62%) Middleware
2 39 (5.77%) .NET
3 23 (3.40%) ASP.NET
4 21 (3.11%) IBM Integration Bus
4 21 (3.11%) XML
5 20 (2.96%) J2EE
6 19 (2.81%) HTML
7 15 (2.22%) Web Services
8 8 (1.18%) .NET Framework
9 5 (0.74%) MDX
9 5 (0.74%) Servlets
10 4 (0.59%) CSS
10 4 (0.59%) HTML5
10 4 (0.59%) jQuery
11 3 (0.44%) ASP.NET MVC
11 3 (0.44%) Regular Expression
11 3 (0.44%) REST
12 2 (0.30%) AngularJS
12 2 (0.30%) D3.js
12 2 (0.30%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 147 (21.75%) Computer Science
2 66 (9.76%) Management Information System
3 65 (9.62%) Clustering
4 56 (8.28%) Analytical Skills
5 40 (5.92%) Data Centre
6 24 (3.55%) PKI
7 22 (3.25%) Replication
8 19 (2.81%) Enterprise Software
9 14 (2.07%) Visualisation
10 13 (1.92%) Blackberry
11 12 (1.78%) Private Cloud
12 10 (1.48%) Fat Client
12 10 (1.48%) Thin Client
13 9 (1.33%) CMDB
13 9 (1.33%) Economics
14 8 (1.18%) Mobile App
15 7 (1.04%) CESG
15 7 (1.04%) Cryptography
16 5 (0.74%) N-Tier
16 5 (0.74%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 478 (70.71%) Windows
2 301 (44.53%) Windows Server
3 149 (22.04%) Windows Server 2008
4 135 (19.97%) Windows Server 2003
5 104 (15.38%) Unix
6 103 (15.24%) Solaris
7 98 (14.50%) AIX
8 82 (12.13%) Windows Server 2012
9 73 (10.80%) Linux
10 54 (7.99%) Windows 7
11 31 (4.59%) Android
12 29 (4.29%) Apple iOS
13 26 (3.85%) HPUX
14 21 (3.11%) OS/390
15 16 (2.37%) Windows XP
16 12 (1.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 11 (1.63%) Windows Phone
18 10 (1.48%) Windows 8
19 9 (1.33%) Windows 10
20 5 (0.74%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 276 (40.83%) ITIL
2 133 (19.67%) Service Delivery
3 117 (17.31%) Change Management
4 111 (16.42%) Problem Management
5 90 (13.31%) Incident Management
6 84 (12.43%) Release Management
7 82 (12.13%) Project Management
8 75 (11.09%) Root Cause Analysis
9 63 (9.32%) Software Delivery
10 57 (8.43%) Migration
11 55 (8.14%) QMS
12 45 (6.66%) Configuration Management
13 44 (6.51%) Quality Management
14 40 (5.92%) Change Control
15 39 (5.77%) Business Continuity
16 33 (4.88%) Software Distribution
17 32 (4.73%) Application Packaging
17 32 (4.73%) Content Management
18 30 (4.44%) Load Balancing
19 29 (4.29%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 152 (22.49%) SQL
2 117 (17.31%) PowerShell
3 47 (6.95%) Java
3 47 (6.95%) T-SQL
4 43 (6.36%) VB
5 42 (6.21%) VBScript
6 39 (5.77%) C#
7 35 (5.18%) C
8 30 (4.44%) JavaScript
9 21 (3.11%) Perl
10 17 (2.51%) C++
11 12 (1.78%) Python
12 7 (1.04%) Jython
13 5 (0.74%) Ruby
13 5 (0.74%) VBA
14 4 (0.59%) Shell Script
14 4 (0.59%) VB.NET
15 3 (0.44%) JCL
15 3 (0.44%) PHP
15 3 (0.44%) REXX
Qualifications
1 329 (48.67%) Security Cleared
2 273 (40.38%) SC Cleared
3 169 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 155 (22.93%) Degree
5 139 (20.56%) BPSS Clearance
6 80 (11.83%) MCSE
7 28 (4.14%) MCSA
8 26 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
9 18 (2.66%) MCP
9 18 (2.66%) MCTS
10 11 (1.63%) MCITP
11 7 (1.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 6 (0.89%) DV Cleared
12 6 (0.89%) MCDBA
13 5 (0.74%) CISSP
14 3 (0.44%) Cisco Certification
14 3 (0.44%) PMI Certification
14 3 (0.44%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 2 (0.30%) Citrix Certification
15 2 (0.30%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 118 (17.46%) Disclosure Scotland
2 69 (10.21%) SLA
3 41 (6.07%) ISO 9001
4 10 (1.48%) QA
5 4 (0.59%) GxP
6 1 (0.15%) Data Quality
System Software
1 378 (55.92%) Active Directory
2 128 (18.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 125 (18.49%) Microsoft App-V
4 101 (14.94%) XenApp
5 85 (12.57%) XenDesktop
6 79 (11.69%) XenServer
7 52 (7.69%) Hyper-V
8 38 (5.62%) vSphere
9 21 (3.11%) Terminal Services
10 15 (2.22%) VMware ESXi
11 14 (2.07%) Virtual Servers
12 13 (1.92%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 8 (1.18%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 8 (1.18%) Xen
14 7 (1.04%) Brightmail
15 6 (0.89%) VMware Workstation
16 3 (0.44%) Firmware
17 2 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
17 2 (0.30%) VirtualBox
17 2 (0.30%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 82 (12.13%) SCCM
2 65 (9.62%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 43 (6.36%) Microsoft Clustering
4 40 (5.92%) XenMobile
5 39 (5.77%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 33 (4.88%) EdgeSight
6 33 (4.88%) SafeCom
7 31 (4.59%) NetBackup
8 27 (3.99%) Perfmon
9 26 (3.85%) Tivoli
10 23 (3.40%) HP Data Protector
10 23 (3.40%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 20 (2.96%) OpenView
12 14 (2.07%) AirWatch
12 14 (2.07%) HP SIM
12 14 (2.07%) WSUS
13 12 (1.78%) Puppet
14 11 (1.63%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 9 (1.33%) SCOM
16 8 (1.18%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 222 (32.84%) VMware
2 204 (30.18%) HP
3 179 (26.48%) Citrix
4 111 (16.42%) AppSense
5 99 (14.64%) Oracle
6 53 (7.84%) ServiceNow
7 49 (7.25%) SAP
8 48 (7.10%) ThinPrint
9 40 (5.92%) CA
9 40 (5.92%) Symantec
10 29 (4.29%) IBM
11 22 (3.25%) Lotus
12 15 (2.22%) Fujitsu
12 15 (2.22%) Intel Security
12 15 (2.22%) Red Hat
12 15 (2.22%) Sun
12 15 (2.22%) TIBCO
13 14 (2.07%) Axway
14 12 (1.78%) Apple
14 12 (1.78%) Veritas
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