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 April 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
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 8 3 7
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 181 111 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 15.71% 14.94% 16.07%
As % of the Vendors category 29.67% 33.53% 29.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 60 61
Average daily rate £285 £288 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.86% +19.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £180 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £450 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 15 7
Average hourly rate £28.00 £12.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+133.33% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.92 £11.00 £10.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.90 £23.89 £24.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.89%
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
610 331 353
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 52.95% 44.55% 55.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 393 182 228
Average daily rate £295 £322 £278
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.24% +15.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £248 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 26 8
Average hourly rate £26.58 £12.18 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+118.23% -13.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.97 £9.50 £10.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £25.25 £19.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

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 April 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 29 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the North East region over the 3 months to 29 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -3 164 £285 -0.86% 38
Durham -2 11 £400 +28.00% 10
Northumberland - 1 £400 - 1
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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.

1 146 (53.09%) Windows
2 97 (35.27%) Security Cleared
3 91 (33.09%) ITIL
4 90 (32.73%) Active Directory
5 85 (30.91%) DHCP
6 78 (28.36%) SC Cleared
7 73 (26.55%) Windows Server
8 71 (25.82%) VMware
9 69 (25.09%) DNS
10 62 (22.55%) MS Excel
11 61 (22.18%) SQL Server
12 58 (21.09%) HP
13 54 (19.64%) Citrix
14 52 (18.91%) .NET
14 52 (18.91%) Windows Server 2008
15 51 (18.55%) Windows Server 2003
16 48 (17.45%) Service Delivery
17 47 (17.09%) Project Management
18 46 (16.73%) SQL
18 46 (16.73%) Degree
19 45 (16.36%) Microsoft App-V
19 45 (16.36%) BPSS Clearance
20 44 (16.00%) AppSense
20 44 (16.00%) IIS
20 44 (16.00%) VMware Infrastructure
21 43 (15.64%) XenApp
21 43 (15.64%) Computer Science
21 43 (15.64%) MS Office
22 39 (14.18%) Disclosure Scotland
23 38 (13.82%) Oracle

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 44 (16.00%) IIS
2 33 (12.00%) SharePoint
3 28 (10.18%) WebSphere
4 24 (8.73%) Apache
5 21 (7.64%) MS Exchange
6 18 (6.55%) Oracle Application Server
6 18 (6.55%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 18 (6.55%) Skype for Business
6 18 (6.55%) WebSphere Application Server
7 17 (6.18%) Exchange Server 2010
8 15 (5.45%) Jetty
8 15 (5.45%) nginx
8 15 (5.45%) Tomcat
9 11 (4.00%) Oracle 10gAS
9 11 (4.00%) WebLogic
10 10 (3.64%) PowerExchange
11 8 (2.91%) Exchange Server 2013
11 8 (2.91%) SharePoint 2013
11 8 (2.91%) Tuxedo
12 7 (2.55%) Oracle Spatial
Applications
1 62 (22.55%) MS Excel
2 43 (15.64%) MS Office
3 8 (2.91%) MS Project
4 7 (2.55%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (2.55%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.09%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 19 (6.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.82%) OpenText MBPM
3 4 (1.45%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.36%) BigMachines
4 1 (0.36%) Primavera
4 1 (0.36%) Sage X3
4 1 (0.36%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 11 (4.00%) Office 365
2 2 (0.73%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.73%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.73%) Google App Engine
2 2 (0.73%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (0.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.36%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 85 (30.91%) DHCP
2 69 (25.09%) DNS
3 26 (9.45%) SSL
4 20 (7.27%) TCP/IP
5 19 (6.91%) FTP
6 16 (5.82%) HTTP
7 13 (4.73%) Intranet
7 13 (4.73%) IPsec
8 11 (4.00%) Internet
9 8 (2.91%) Wi-Fi
10 7 (2.55%) Skype
11 6 (2.18%) 3G
11 6 (2.18%) Firewall
11 6 (2.18%) VoIP
11 6 (2.18%) WinSCP
12 3 (1.09%) SAN
12 3 (1.09%) VPN
13 2 (0.73%) HTTPS
13 2 (0.73%) Kerberos
13 2 (0.73%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (22.18%) SQL Server
2 22 (8.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 21 (7.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 17 (6.18%) SQL Server 2005
4 17 (6.18%) SQL Server 2008
5 16 (5.82%) BusinessObjects
6 12 (4.36%) Oracle Database
7 11 (4.00%) Oracle Database 11g
7 11 (4.00%) PowerCenter
7 11 (4.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 10 (3.64%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
9 8 (2.91%) Data Warehouse
9 8 (2.91%) Relational Database
10 7 (2.55%) MS Access
10 7 (2.55%) SQL Server 2012
11 6 (2.18%) Data Mining
11 6 (2.18%) DB2
11 6 (2.18%) Easytrieve
12 4 (1.45%) SQL Server 2000
13 3 (1.09%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 15 (5.45%) Jenkins
1 15 (5.45%) Travis CI
1 15 (5.45%) Visual Studio
2 11 (4.00%) Log4j
3 10 (3.64%) MSI
4 6 (2.18%) Eclipse
5 5 (1.82%) ERwin
5 5 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (1.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.36%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.36%) PVCS
7 1 (0.36%) Subversion
7 1 (0.36%) TeamCity
General
1 37 (13.45%) Finance
2 16 (5.82%) Advertising
3 10 (3.64%) Banking
4 6 (2.18%) Legal
5 4 (1.45%) Marketing
5 4 (1.45%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.73%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 50 (18.18%) Developer
2 40 (14.55%) Support Engineer
3 25 (9.09%) Analyst
4 18 (6.55%) Microsoft Developer
5 16 (5.82%) .NET Developer
6 15 (5.45%) Project Manager
7 14 (5.09%) Applications Developer
8 13 (4.73%) Desktop Support
9 12 (4.36%) SQL Developer
10 11 (4.00%) Desktop Engineer
10 11 (4.00%) Virtualisation Engineer
11 10 (3.64%) Consultant
12 9 (3.27%) CRM Developer
12 9 (3.27%) Service Analyst
12 9 (3.27%) Service Desk Analyst
12 9 (3.27%) T-SQL Developer
12 9 (3.27%) Wintel Engineer
13 8 (2.91%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 8 (2.91%) Dynamics CRM Developer
14 7 (2.55%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (18.91%) .NET
2 31 (11.27%) ASP.NET
3 22 (8.00%) J2EE
4 16 (5.82%) Web Services
5 14 (5.09%) Servlets
6 13 (4.73%) Middleware
7 12 (4.36%) XML
8 9 (3.27%) HTML
9 8 (2.91%) ADO.NET
10 7 (2.55%) Classic ASP
10 7 (2.55%) IBM Integration Bus
10 7 (2.55%) MDX
11 6 (2.18%) CSS
11 6 (2.18%) ISPF
12 5 (1.82%) jQuery
13 3 (1.09%) HTML5
14 2 (0.73%) .NET Framework
14 2 (0.73%) AngularJS
14 2 (0.73%) ASP.NET MVC
14 2 (0.73%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 43 (15.64%) Computer Science
2 35 (12.73%) Management Information System
3 32 (11.64%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (4.73%) Data Centre
5 10 (3.64%) Clustering
6 9 (3.27%) Mainframe
7 8 (2.91%) IBM Mainframe
8 7 (2.55%) Fat Client
8 7 (2.55%) Thin Client
9 6 (2.18%) VSAM
10 5 (1.82%) IVR
11 4 (1.45%) Economics
11 4 (1.45%) N-Tier
11 4 (1.45%) Replication
12 3 (1.09%) Driving Licence
12 3 (1.09%) Freedom of Information
13 2 (0.73%) NHS
13 2 (0.73%) PMI
13 2 (0.73%) Statistics
13 2 (0.73%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 146 (53.09%) Windows
2 73 (26.55%) Windows Server
3 52 (18.91%) Windows Server 2008
4 51 (18.55%) Windows Server 2003
5 38 (13.82%) Solaris
6 37 (13.45%) AIX
7 33 (12.00%) Linux
8 29 (10.55%) Unix
9 25 (9.09%) Windows 7
10 20 (7.27%) Windows Server 2012
11 11 (4.00%) HPUX
12 7 (2.55%) OS/390
12 7 (2.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 6 (2.18%) MVS
14 5 (1.82%) Windows 10
14 5 (1.82%) Windows 8
14 5 (1.82%) Windows XP
15 2 (0.73%) Apple iOS
15 2 (0.73%) zOS
16 1 (0.36%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (33.09%) ITIL
2 48 (17.45%) Service Delivery
3 47 (17.09%) Project Management
4 33 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
5 32 (11.64%) Change Management
6 31 (11.27%) Business Intelligence
6 31 (11.27%) Software Delivery
7 30 (10.91%) Problem Management
8 26 (9.45%) Release Management
9 25 (9.09%) CRM
9 25 (9.09%) Incident Management
10 23 (8.36%) Root Cause Analysis
11 21 (7.64%) Configuration Management
12 18 (6.55%) Business Continuity
13 16 (5.82%) Continuous Integration
13 16 (5.82%) Service Management
14 14 (5.09%) Change Control
14 14 (5.09%) Migration
15 13 (4.73%) Automated Testing
15 13 (4.73%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 46 (16.73%) SQL
2 33 (12.00%) C#
3 30 (10.91%) Java
4 27 (9.82%) T-SQL
5 21 (7.64%) JavaScript
5 21 (7.64%) VB
6 18 (6.55%) VBScript
7 15 (5.45%) C++
8 14 (5.09%) Perl
8 14 (5.09%) PowerShell
9 13 (4.73%) VBA
10 10 (3.64%) C
11 8 (2.91%) JCL
11 8 (2.91%) REXX
12 6 (2.18%) Assembly Language
12 6 (2.18%) CLIST
12 6 (2.18%) COBOL
13 5 (1.82%) PL/SQL
14 4 (1.45%) VB.NET
15 1 (0.36%) Python
Qualifications
1 97 (35.27%) Security Cleared
2 78 (28.36%) SC Cleared
3 46 (16.73%) Degree
4 45 (16.36%) BPSS Clearance
5 25 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (3.27%) MCSE
7 7 (2.55%) PMI Certification
8 6 (2.18%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (1.82%) MCDBA
9 5 (1.82%) PMP
10 4 (1.45%) DV Cleared
11 3 (1.09%) ISEB
11 3 (1.09%) MCSA
11 3 (1.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 2 (0.73%) CCNA
12 2 (0.73%) MCP
12 2 (0.73%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 1 (0.36%) ISTQB
13 1 (0.36%) MCITP
13 1 (0.36%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (14.18%) Disclosure Scotland
2 20 (7.27%) SLA
3 8 (2.91%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.73%) QA
5 1 (0.36%) Data Quality
System Software
1 90 (32.73%) Active Directory
2 45 (16.36%) Microsoft App-V
3 44 (16.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 43 (15.64%) XenApp
5 34 (12.36%) XenServer
6 33 (12.00%) XenDesktop
7 14 (5.09%) Xen
8 10 (3.64%) Hyper-V
9 9 (3.27%) vSphere
10 7 (2.55%) Oracle RAC
11 6 (2.18%) Time Sharing Option
12 3 (1.09%) Terminal Services
12 3 (1.09%) VMware ESXi
13 2 (0.73%) Brightmail
13 2 (0.73%) Terminal Server
14 1 (0.36%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 38 (13.82%) SCCM
2 30 (10.91%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 17 (6.18%) EdgeSight
3 17 (6.18%) XenMobile
4 10 (3.64%) HP Data Protector
4 10 (3.64%) NetBackup
4 10 (3.64%) Tivoli
4 10 (3.64%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 8 (2.91%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 7 (2.55%) Perfmon
6 7 (2.55%) WSUS
7 4 (1.45%) OpenView
7 4 (1.45%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 3 (1.09%) HP SIM
9 2 (0.73%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (0.73%) Netcool
9 2 (0.73%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 1 (0.36%) McAfee ePO
10 1 (0.36%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 71 (25.82%) VMware
2 58 (21.09%) HP
3 54 (19.64%) Citrix
4 44 (16.00%) AppSense
5 38 (13.82%) Oracle
6 28 (10.18%) ThinPrint
7 27 (9.82%) SAP
8 20 (7.27%) Symantec
9 17 (6.18%) SafeCom
10 16 (5.82%) Axway
10 16 (5.82%) Informatica
11 15 (5.45%) IBM
12 12 (4.36%) CA
13 11 (4.00%) Genesys
13 11 (4.00%) Red Hat
13 11 (4.00%) ServiceNow
13 11 (4.00%) Sun
14 9 (3.27%) Cisco
15 6 (2.18%) Micro Focus
15 6 (2.18%) Siebel
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