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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 5 10 7
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 116 63 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 14.97% 10.68% 12.77%
As % of the Vendors category 37.42% 22.42% 30.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 41 17
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£288 £250 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% -23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £200 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £423 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 4 12
Average hourly rate £13.00 £10.50 £10.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.80% +1.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £10.15 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.90 £17.15 £30.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £14.63
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -0.85%
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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
310 281 119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 40.00% 47.63% 42.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 175 59
Average daily rate £300 £300 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £214 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £495 £508
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 9 18
Average hourly rate £13.50 £25.00 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.00% +138.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.50 £25.00 £18.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -10.52%

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 29 May 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
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 29 May 2015.

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 29 May 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 +6 96 £288 +22.34% 52
Durham +1 15 £300 -15.49% 7
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 66 (32.67%) MS Excel
2 64 (31.68%) Windows
3 56 (27.72%) SQL Server
4 48 (23.76%) MS Office
5 47 (23.27%) .NET
6 45 (22.28%) ITIL
7 33 (16.34%) Active Directory
7 33 (16.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 33 (16.34%) Security Cleared
8 29 (14.36%) Finance
9 28 (13.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 27 (13.37%) Service Management
10 27 (13.37%) FTP
11 24 (11.88%) DHCP
12 23 (11.39%) DNS
12 23 (11.39%) SQL Server 2000
12 23 (11.39%) Visual Studio
12 23 (11.39%) Migration
13 22 (10.89%) Change Management
13 22 (10.89%) Agile Software Development
13 22 (10.89%) SQL
13 22 (10.89%) VB
13 22 (10.89%) IBM
13 22 (10.89%) Analytical Skills
14 21 (10.40%) SQL Server 2012
14 21 (10.40%) VB6
14 21 (10.40%) Manufacturing
15 20 (9.90%) HP
15 20 (9.90%) OpenView Configuration Management
15 20 (9.90%) Windows 7

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 17 (8.42%) SharePoint
2 16 (7.92%) MS Exchange
3 9 (4.46%) IIS
4 7 (3.47%) Apache
5 6 (2.97%) Jetty
5 6 (2.97%) nginx
5 6 (2.97%) WebSphere
5 6 (2.97%) Tomcat
6 3 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.99%) K2 blackpearl
7 2 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.99%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (0.99%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.50%) Documentum
8 1 (0.50%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.50%) CMS
8 1 (0.50%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.50%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.50%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 66 (32.67%) MS Excel
2 48 (23.76%) MS Office
3 6 (2.97%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (2.48%) MS Project
5 4 (1.98%) MS Visio
6 3 (1.49%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.50%) Windchill
7 1 (0.50%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.50%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.50%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 8 (3.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (3.47%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (1.98%) Teamcenter
4 3 (1.49%) Oracle Financials
4 3 (1.49%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.50%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.50%) SAP PP
5 1 (0.50%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.50%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.97%) Amazon EC2
1 6 (2.97%) Cloud Computing
1 6 (2.97%) Google App Engine
1 6 (2.97%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (2.97%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 27 (13.37%) FTP
2 24 (11.88%) DHCP
3 23 (11.39%) DNS
4 8 (3.96%) TCP/IP
5 7 (3.47%) SAN
6 6 (2.97%) IPsec
6 6 (2.97%) VPN
6 6 (2.97%) SSL
6 6 (2.97%) HTTP
7 3 (1.49%) LDAP
7 3 (1.49%) VoIP
7 3 (1.49%) Firewall
8 2 (0.99%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (0.99%) WAN
8 2 (0.99%) Internet
8 2 (0.99%) LAN
9 1 (0.50%) Intranet
9 1 (0.50%) 3G
9 1 (0.50%) DSL
9 1 (0.50%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (27.72%) SQL Server
2 33 (16.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 28 (13.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 23 (11.39%) SQL Server 2000
5 21 (10.40%) SQL Server 2012
6 10 (4.95%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (1.49%) Crystal Reports
7 3 (1.49%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (1.49%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (1.49%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
8 2 (0.99%) DTS
8 2 (0.99%) MySQL
9 1 (0.50%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 23 (11.39%) Visual Studio
2 6 (2.97%) Jenkins
3 5 (2.48%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (1.98%) Subversion
5 1 (0.50%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.50%) Selenium
General
1 29 (14.36%) Finance
2 21 (10.40%) Manufacturing
3 8 (3.96%) Legal
4 7 (3.47%) Retail
5 5 (2.48%) Advertising
6 4 (1.98%) Spanish Language
7 2 (0.99%) Marketing
7 2 (0.99%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.50%) Back Office
8 1 (0.50%) Publishing
8 1 (0.50%) Automotive
8 1 (0.50%) Banking
Job Titles
1 53 (26.24%) Analyst
2 25 (12.38%) Service Analyst
2 25 (12.38%) Service Desk Analyst
3 22 (10.89%) Developer
4 21 (10.40%) VB Programmer
4 21 (10.40%) Programmer
5 18 (8.91%) Project Manager
6 13 (6.44%) Support Engineer
7 12 (5.94%) Consultant
8 11 (5.45%) Wintel Engineer
9 10 (4.95%) 2nd Line Support
9 10 (4.95%) Support Analyst
9 10 (4.95%) .NET Developer
10 9 (4.46%) Architect
11 8 (3.96%) Desktop Engineer
11 8 (3.96%) Change Analyst
12 7 (3.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 7 (3.47%) GIS Consultant
13 6 (2.97%) Solutions Architect
13 6 (2.97%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (23.27%) .NET
2 11 (5.45%) HTML
3 9 (4.46%) ASP.NET
4 8 (3.96%) .NET Framework
4 8 (3.96%) jQuery
4 8 (3.96%) CSS
5 7 (3.47%) AngularJS
6 6 (2.97%) KnockoutJS
6 6 (2.97%) Entity Framework
6 6 (2.97%) XSLT
6 6 (2.97%) Servlets
6 6 (2.97%) Web Services
6 6 (2.97%) XML
6 6 (2.97%) J2EE
7 5 (2.48%) LESS
7 5 (2.48%) Backbone.js
8 4 (1.98%) Itk
8 4 (1.98%) Swing
8 4 (1.98%) XSL
9 3 (1.49%) jBPM
Miscellaneous
1 22 (10.89%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (6.44%) Management Information System
3 12 (5.94%) Data Centre
4 11 (5.45%) Economics
5 8 (3.96%) Data Structures
5 8 (3.96%) GIS
6 6 (2.97%) Inversion of Control
6 6 (2.97%) iPad
7 5 (2.48%) NHS
7 5 (2.48%) Freedom of Information
8 4 (1.98%) Clustering
9 2 (0.99%) Informatics
9 2 (0.99%) Computer Science
9 2 (0.99%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (0.99%) Blackberry
10 1 (0.50%) EPoS
10 1 (0.50%) Thin Client
10 1 (0.50%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.50%) Smartphone
10 1 (0.50%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 64 (31.68%) Windows
2 20 (9.90%) Windows 7
3 17 (8.42%) Windows Server 2003
4 14 (6.93%) Linux
5 9 (4.46%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (3.96%) Windows XP
7 6 (2.97%) Android
7 6 (2.97%) Solaris
7 6 (2.97%) UNIX
8 2 (0.99%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.50%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.50%) VME
9 1 (0.50%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (22.28%) ITIL
2 27 (13.37%) Service Management
3 23 (11.39%) Migration
4 22 (10.89%) Change Management
4 22 (10.89%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (8.91%) Project Management
6 13 (6.44%) Change Control
7 11 (5.45%) PRINCE2
7 11 (5.45%) ITSM
7 11 (5.45%) Server Building
8 10 (4.95%) Data Modelling
9 9 (4.46%) Business Intelligence
9 9 (4.46%) Configuration Management
9 9 (4.46%) Service Delivery
9 9 (4.46%) MVC
9 9 (4.46%) Incident Management
10 8 (3.96%) Programme Management
10 8 (3.96%) CRM
11 7 (3.47%) Scrum
11 7 (3.47%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 22 (10.89%) SQL
1 22 (10.89%) VB
2 21 (10.40%) VB6
3 19 (9.41%) C#
4 15 (7.43%) Java
5 11 (5.45%) JavaScript
6 7 (3.47%) MapBasic
7 5 (2.48%) T-SQL
7 5 (2.48%) C
8 4 (1.98%) C++
9 3 (1.49%) VBA
9 3 (1.49%) PowerShell
10 2 (0.99%) ABAP
11 1 (0.50%) COBOL
11 1 (0.50%) Perl
11 1 (0.50%) PHP
11 1 (0.50%) Python
11 1 (0.50%) X++
Qualifications
1 33 (16.34%) Security Cleared
2 16 (7.92%) SC Cleared
3 14 (6.93%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (5.45%) DV Cleared
5 10 (4.95%) MCSE
6 7 (3.47%) Degree
7 5 (2.48%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.99%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (0.99%) MCP
8 2 (0.99%) CCNA
9 1 (0.50%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.49%) SLA
2 1 (0.50%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 33 (16.34%) Active Directory
2 12 (5.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (3.47%) Xen
4 3 (1.49%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.99%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.50%) iptables
6 1 (0.50%) vSphere
6 1 (0.50%) KVM
6 1 (0.50%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 20 (9.90%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 5 (2.48%) Puppet
2 5 (2.48%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (1.98%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (1.49%) SCCM
5 2 (0.99%) WSUS
5 2 (0.99%) SCOM
5 2 (0.99%) HP Data Protector
5 2 (0.99%) NetBackup
5 2 (0.99%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (0.99%) Unicenter
6 1 (0.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.50%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 22 (10.89%) IBM
2 20 (9.90%) HP
3 16 (7.92%) VMware
4 10 (4.95%) Cisco
5 8 (3.96%) SAP
5 8 (3.96%) Mapinfo
6 6 (2.97%) Google
7 5 (2.48%) Dell
7 5 (2.48%) Oracle
8 4 (1.98%) Tableau
8 4 (1.98%) CA
8 4 (1.98%) Siemens
9 3 (1.49%) Cerner
9 3 (1.49%) Citrix
9 3 (1.49%) ServiceNow
10 2 (0.99%) Symantec
10 2 (0.99%) Sophos
10 2 (0.99%) Adobe
10 2 (0.99%) CheckPoint
11 1 (0.50%) Apple
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