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 5 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 5 8 8
Rank change year-on-year
+3 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 117 88 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 14.94% 13.92% 11.45%
As % of the Vendors category 35.45% 26.91% 25.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 53 16
Average daily rate
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£288 £235 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.34% -28.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £187 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 6 8
Average hourly rate £12.68 £12.93 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.93% +23.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.25 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.40 £18.75 £13.02
UK excluding London average 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
330 327 135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 42.15% 51.74% 45.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 216 57
Average daily rate £300 £278 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% +0.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £200 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £485 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 8 13
Average hourly rate £12.36 £13.50 £10.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.48% +25.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.59 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.60 £19.75 £18.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -7.89%

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 5 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 5 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 5 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 +3 92 £288 +28.06% 36
Durham 0 19 £275 -15.38% 12
Cleveland - 2 £200 -
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 5 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 73 (33.95%) MS Excel
2 65 (30.23%) SQL Server
3 59 (27.44%) Windows
4 51 (23.72%) .NET
5 50 (23.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 47 (21.86%) MS Office
7 46 (21.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 45 (20.93%) ITIL
9 42 (19.53%) SQL
10 41 (19.07%) Finance
11 39 (18.14%) Security Cleared
12 34 (15.81%) Active Directory
13 30 (13.95%) JavaScript
14 27 (12.56%) FTP
14 27 (12.56%) Change Management
15 26 (12.09%) Service Management
15 26 (12.09%) SQL Server 2000
16 23 (10.70%) VB
16 23 (10.70%) Visual Studio
17 22 (10.23%) Project Management
17 22 (10.23%) Windows Server 2003
17 22 (10.23%) IBM
17 22 (10.23%) jQuery
18 21 (9.77%) SQL Server 2012
18 21 (9.77%) Analytical Skills
18 21 (9.77%) DHCP
18 21 (9.77%) VBA
18 21 (9.77%) SharePoint
18 21 (9.77%) Manufacturing
18 21 (9.77%) Agile Software Development

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 5 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 21 (9.77%) SharePoint
2 17 (7.91%) MS Exchange
3 12 (5.58%) IIS
4 7 (3.26%) Apache
5 6 (2.79%) Tomcat
5 6 (2.79%) WebSphere
5 6 (2.79%) Jetty
5 6 (2.79%) nginx
6 3 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.93%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (0.93%) Lync
7 2 (0.93%) K2 blackpearl
7 2 (0.93%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.93%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.47%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.47%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.47%) Documentum
8 1 (0.47%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.47%) Node.js
8 1 (0.47%) Alfresco
Applications
1 73 (33.95%) MS Excel
2 47 (21.86%) MS Office
3 9 (4.19%) MS Project
4 7 (3.26%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (2.33%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.93%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.47%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.47%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.47%) Adobe Captivate
7 1 (0.47%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 7 (3.26%) Dynamics CRM
1 7 (3.26%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (1.86%) Teamcenter
3 3 (1.40%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (1.40%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.47%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.47%) SAP PP
4 1 (0.47%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.47%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.79%) Cloud Computing
1 6 (2.79%) Amazon EC2
1 6 (2.79%) Google App Engine
1 6 (2.79%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (2.79%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (0.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.47%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 27 (12.56%) FTP
2 21 (9.77%) DHCP
3 20 (9.30%) DNS
4 12 (5.58%) TCP/IP
5 8 (3.72%) SAN
6 6 (2.79%) SSL
6 6 (2.79%) HTTP
6 6 (2.79%) IPsec
7 5 (2.33%) Firewall
8 3 (1.40%) VPN
8 3 (1.40%) LDAP
9 2 (0.93%) VoIP
9 2 (0.93%) Intranet
9 2 (0.93%) Internet
10 1 (0.47%) DSL
10 1 (0.47%) WAN
10 1 (0.47%) LAN
10 1 (0.47%) IP Telephony
10 1 (0.47%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (30.23%) SQL Server
2 50 (23.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 46 (21.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 26 (12.09%) SQL Server 2000
5 21 (9.77%) SQL Server 2012
6 18 (8.37%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
7 10 (4.65%) PostgreSQL
8 7 (3.26%) SQL Server 2005
9 4 (1.86%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (1.40%) Crystal Reports
10 3 (1.40%) Oracle Reports
11 2 (0.93%) DTS
12 1 (0.47%) MySQL
12 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 1 (0.47%) Data Warehouse
12 1 (0.47%) MongoDB
12 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 23 (10.70%) Visual Studio
2 6 (2.79%) Jenkins
3 5 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (1.86%) Subversion
5 1 (0.47%) Oracle Forms
General
1 41 (19.07%) Finance
2 21 (9.77%) Manufacturing
3 12 (5.58%) Banking
4 8 (3.72%) Legal
5 7 (3.26%) Back Office
6 5 (2.33%) Retail
7 4 (1.86%) Spanish Language
7 4 (1.86%) Advertising
8 2 (0.93%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.47%) Automotive
9 1 (0.47%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 47 (21.86%) Analyst
2 40 (18.60%) Developer
3 23 (10.70%) Project Manager
4 21 (9.77%) Programmer
4 21 (9.77%) VB Programmer
5 19 (8.84%) Service Analyst
5 19 (8.84%) Service Desk Analyst
6 17 (7.91%) SQL Developer
7 12 (5.58%) .NET Developer
7 12 (5.58%) Support Engineer
7 12 (5.58%) Consultant
8 10 (4.65%) 2nd Line Support
9 8 (3.72%) Support Analyst
9 8 (3.72%) Change Analyst
9 8 (3.72%) Wintel Engineer
10 7 (3.26%) GIS Consultant
10 7 (3.26%) VBA Developer
10 7 (3.26%) Desktop Engineer
10 7 (3.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 7 (3.26%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (23.72%) .NET
2 22 (10.23%) jQuery
3 20 (9.30%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 10 (4.65%) HTML
4 10 (4.65%) ASP.NET
5 7 (3.26%) CSS
6 6 (2.79%) Servlets
6 6 (2.79%) Web Services
6 6 (2.79%) J2EE
7 5 (2.33%) XML
7 5 (2.33%) XSLT
8 4 (1.86%) Swing
8 4 (1.86%) XSL
8 4 (1.86%) Itk
8 4 (1.86%) AngularJS
8 4 (1.86%) HTML5
8 4 (1.86%) CSS3
9 3 (1.40%) KnockoutJS
9 3 (1.40%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (1.40%) jBPM
Miscellaneous
1 21 (9.77%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (7.44%) Economics
3 12 (5.58%) Management Information System
4 9 (4.19%) Clustering
5 8 (3.72%) Data Structures
5 8 (3.72%) GIS
6 6 (2.79%) iPad
7 5 (2.33%) Open Source
7 5 (2.33%) Freedom of Information
7 5 (2.33%) NHS
8 2 (0.93%) Informatics
9 1 (0.47%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.47%) CMDB
9 1 (0.47%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.47%) Reference Data
9 1 (0.47%) Data Integration
9 1 (0.47%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.47%) Inversion of Control
9 1 (0.47%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.47%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 59 (27.44%) Windows
2 22 (10.23%) Windows Server 2003
3 14 (6.51%) Linux
4 13 (6.05%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (6.05%) Windows 7
5 7 (3.26%) Solaris
5 7 (3.26%) UNIX
6 6 (2.79%) Android
6 6 (2.79%) Windows XP
7 4 (1.86%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.47%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (0.47%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (20.93%) ITIL
2 27 (12.56%) Change Management
3 26 (12.09%) Service Management
4 22 (10.23%) Project Management
5 21 (9.77%) Agile Software Development
6 19 (8.84%) Web Development
7 17 (7.91%) Reverse Engineering
7 17 (7.91%) PRINCE2
8 16 (7.44%) Migration
9 13 (6.05%) Change Control
10 11 (5.12%) Service Delivery
10 11 (5.12%) Data Modelling
10 11 (5.12%) Business Intelligence
11 9 (4.19%) Configuration Management
11 9 (4.19%) ITSM
11 9 (4.19%) Programme Management
12 8 (3.72%) CRM
13 7 (3.26%) Software Delivery
14 6 (2.79%) CAD
14 6 (2.79%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 42 (19.53%) SQL
2 30 (13.95%) JavaScript
3 23 (10.70%) VB
4 21 (9.77%) VBA
4 21 (9.77%) VB6
5 17 (7.91%) C#
6 13 (6.05%) Java
7 7 (3.26%) MapBasic
8 6 (2.79%) C
8 6 (2.79%) PowerShell
9 4 (1.86%) C++
9 4 (1.86%) T-SQL
10 2 (0.93%) ABAP
11 1 (0.47%) X++
11 1 (0.47%) Python
11 1 (0.47%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.47%) VBScript
11 1 (0.47%) Perl
11 1 (0.47%) PHP
11 1 (0.47%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 39 (18.14%) Security Cleared
2 17 (7.91%) SC Cleared
3 13 (6.05%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (5.58%) DV Cleared
5 11 (5.12%) MCSE
6 5 (2.33%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (2.33%) Degree
7 2 (0.93%) MCSA
7 2 (0.93%) CCNA
7 2 (0.93%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.47%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 34 (15.81%) Active Directory
2 13 (6.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (3.26%) Xen
4 3 (1.40%) vSphere
5 2 (0.93%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 2 (0.93%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.47%) KVM
6 1 (0.47%) iptables
Systems Management
1 19 (8.84%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 5 (2.33%) Puppet
2 5 (2.33%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (1.86%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.93%) Unicenter
4 2 (0.93%) NetBackup
4 2 (0.93%) WSUS
4 2 (0.93%) SCCM
5 1 (0.47%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 22 (10.23%) IBM
2 18 (8.37%) HP
3 17 (7.91%) VMware
4 9 (4.19%) Cisco
5 8 (3.72%) SAP
5 8 (3.72%) Mapinfo
6 7 (3.26%) CA
7 6 (2.79%) Google
8 5 (2.33%) Oracle
9 4 (1.86%) Siemens
9 4 (1.86%) Citrix
9 4 (1.86%) Tableau
10 3 (1.40%) ServiceNow
10 3 (1.40%) Cerner
10 3 (1.40%) Dell
11 2 (0.93%) Adobe
11 2 (0.93%) CheckPoint
11 2 (0.93%) Veritas
11 2 (0.93%) Sophos
12 1 (0.47%) Micro Focus
Stockton-On-Tees, Cleveland
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 19 hours ago
Tyne and Wear
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Rate: £275 - £350 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
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Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
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