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 20 February 2017 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
England / North East
Rank 6 11 5
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 134 91 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 14.81% 10.31% 13.25%
As % of the Vendors category 31.46% 25.71% 27.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 63 52
Median daily rate £363 £376 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.59% +15.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £173 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 6 2
Median hourly rate £12.50 £10.29 £11.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.53% -12.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.32 £9.32 £11.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £12.50 £11.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +3.44%

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
426 354 293
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 47.07% 40.09% 47.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 286 235 177
Median daily rate £363 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% +9.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £264 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £378 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.63% +0.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 9 14
Median hourly rate £22.50 £11.04 £14.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+103.89% -25.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £9.46 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £19.65 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.30 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-19.53% +22.85%

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 20 February 2017.

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 20 February 2017.

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 20 February 2017. 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 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 +7 104 £375 - 24
Durham -8 11 £345 -8.00% 7
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, 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.

1 277 (59.19%) Windows
2 189 (40.38%) Active Directory
3 184 (39.32%) MS Excel
4 154 (32.91%) Security Cleared
5 149 (31.84%) ITIL
6 119 (25.43%) SC Cleared
7 116 (24.79%) Windows Server
8 115 (24.57%) SQL Server
9 99 (21.15%) SQL
9 99 (21.15%) DNS
10 90 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
11 84 (17.95%) DHCP
12 83 (17.74%) .NET
13 81 (17.31%) DevOps
14 80 (17.09%) Linux
15 79 (16.88%) C#
16 74 (15.81%) Change Management
16 74 (15.81%) VMware
17 67 (14.32%) Analytical Skills
18 66 (14.10%) Microsoft Certification
18 66 (14.10%) Open Source
19 64 (13.68%) SaaS
19 64 (13.68%) PaaS
19 64 (13.68%) IaaS
20 63 (13.46%) Problem Management
21 61 (13.03%) Unix
22 60 (12.82%) SharePoint
23 58 (12.39%) PowerShell
24 56 (11.97%) MS PowerPoint
24 56 (11.97%) PRINCE2

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 60 (12.82%) SharePoint
2 46 (9.83%) MS Exchange
3 43 (9.19%) WebSphere
4 40 (8.55%) Skype for Business
5 38 (8.12%) IIS
6 34 (7.26%) Exchange Server 2010
7 32 (6.84%) Exchange Server 2013
8 23 (4.91%) OpenStack
8 23 (4.91%) SharePoint 2010
9 22 (4.70%) WebLogic
10 20 (4.27%) Office Communications Server
11 18 (3.85%) SharePoint 2013
12 14 (2.99%) BizTalk Server
13 13 (2.78%) SAS
14 12 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2003
15 10 (2.14%) Tuxedo
16 9 (1.92%) MQSeries
16 9 (1.92%) Oracle HTTP Server
16 9 (1.92%) WebSphere Application Server
17 8 (1.71%) CMS
Applications
1 184 (39.32%) MS Excel
2 56 (11.97%) MS PowerPoint
3 49 (10.47%) MS Office
4 7 (1.50%) MS Project
4 7 (1.50%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 21 (4.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.85%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (0.85%) OpenText MBPM
3 3 (0.64%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 64 (13.68%) IaaS
1 64 (13.68%) PaaS
1 64 (13.68%) SaaS
2 43 (9.19%) Office 365
3 13 (2.78%) HP Helion
4 9 (1.92%) Amazon AWS
5 8 (1.71%) Google Cloud Platform
5 8 (1.71%) Microsoft Azure
6 7 (1.50%) Amazon EC2
6 7 (1.50%) Google App Engine
7 3 (0.64%) Yammer
8 1 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.21%) GitHub
8 1 (0.21%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 99 (21.15%) DNS
2 84 (17.95%) DHCP
3 36 (7.69%) Skype
4 34 (7.26%) LAN
5 32 (6.84%) TCP/IP
5 32 (6.84%) WAN
6 26 (5.56%) LDAP
7 24 (5.13%) Intranet
8 20 (4.27%) HTTP
9 18 (3.85%) Internet
10 15 (3.21%) SSL
11 14 (2.99%) Firewall
12 13 (2.78%) HTTPS
12 13 (2.78%) Kerberos
12 13 (2.78%) NAS
12 13 (2.78%) SAN
12 13 (2.78%) X.500
13 10 (2.14%) iSCSI
14 8 (1.71%) IPsec
14 8 (1.71%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 115 (24.57%) SQL Server
2 31 (6.62%) Relational Database
3 23 (4.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 18 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 15 (3.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 13 (2.78%) MongoDB
6 13 (2.78%) Oracle Reports
7 11 (2.35%) DB2
7 11 (2.35%) Oracle Database
7 11 (2.35%) SQL Server 2008
8 9 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
8 9 (1.92%) OLTP
9 7 (1.50%) OLAP
10 6 (1.28%) Ingres
10 6 (1.28%) SQL Server 2005
11 5 (1.07%) BusinessObjects
11 5 (1.07%) GIS
11 5 (1.07%) QlikView
11 5 (1.07%) SAP BW
11 5 (1.07%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 15 (3.21%) Visual Studio
2 10 (2.14%) Jenkins
3 7 (1.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (1.50%) Travis CI
4 5 (1.07%) MSI
5 3 (0.64%) Cucumber
5 3 (0.64%) HP UFT
5 3 (0.64%) JIRA
5 3 (0.64%) JMeter
5 3 (0.64%) LoadRunner
5 3 (0.64%) NMock
5 3 (0.64%) Selenium
5 3 (0.64%) WiX
6 1 (0.21%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.21%) MSTest
6 1 (0.21%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.21%) StarTeam
6 1 (0.21%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 40 (8.55%) Finance
2 20 (4.27%) Advertising
3 7 (1.50%) Publishing
4 3 (0.64%) Legal
4 3 (0.64%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.43%) Billing
5 2 (0.43%) Games
5 2 (0.43%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.21%) Banking
6 1 (0.21%) German Language
6 1 (0.21%) Retail
Job Titles
1 85 (18.16%) Developer
2 48 (10.26%) Support Engineer
3 42 (8.97%) Analyst
4 36 (7.69%) Architect
5 35 (7.48%) Administrator
6 30 (6.41%) DBA
7 29 (6.20%) .NET Developer
7 29 (6.20%) Sitecore Developer
8 25 (5.34%) Solutions Architect
9 24 (5.13%) Infrastructure Architect
10 22 (4.70%) Operations Engineer
11 21 (4.49%) Consultant
12 18 (3.85%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
13 17 (3.63%) Wintel Engineer
14 16 (3.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 16 (3.42%) Senior Operations Engineer
14 16 (3.42%) SQL DBA
14 16 (3.42%) Support Analyst
15 15 (3.21%) 2nd Line Support
15 15 (3.21%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (17.74%) .NET
2 48 (10.26%) ASP.NET
3 31 (6.62%) XML
4 28 (5.98%) HTML
5 18 (3.85%) Middleware
6 15 (3.21%) .NET Framework
7 13 (2.78%) CSS
8 11 (2.35%) jQuery
9 10 (2.14%) J2EE
10 9 (1.92%) IBM Integration Bus
11 7 (1.50%) Servlets
11 7 (1.50%) Web Services
12 6 (1.28%) REST
13 5 (1.07%) Ajax
13 5 (1.07%) AngularJS
13 5 (1.07%) LINQ
13 5 (1.07%) SignalR
13 5 (1.07%) SOAP
13 5 (1.07%) WPF
14 4 (0.85%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 67 (14.32%) Analytical Skills
2 48 (10.26%) Data Centre
3 38 (8.12%) Management Information System
4 34 (7.26%) Computer Science
5 29 (6.20%) Private Cloud
6 23 (4.91%) Clustering
7 16 (3.42%) Enterprise Software
8 15 (3.21%) PKI
8 15 (3.21%) Replication
9 11 (2.35%) Tandem
10 8 (1.71%) Blackberry
11 6 (1.28%) Fat Client
11 6 (1.28%) Thin Client
12 5 (1.07%) Mobile App
13 3 (0.64%) Public Cloud
14 2 (0.43%) FlexPod
14 2 (0.43%) Freedom of Information
14 2 (0.43%) iPad
14 2 (0.43%) Smartphone
15 1 (0.21%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 277 (59.19%) Windows
2 116 (24.79%) Windows Server
3 80 (17.09%) Linux
4 61 (13.03%) Unix
5 55 (11.75%) Windows Server 2008
6 53 (11.32%) AIX
6 53 (11.32%) Windows 7
7 50 (10.68%) Windows XP
8 48 (10.26%) Windows Server 2012
9 47 (10.04%) Windows Server 2003
10 28 (5.98%) Windows 2000
11 17 (3.63%) Android
11 17 (3.63%) Solaris
11 17 (3.63%) Windows 8
12 14 (2.99%) Apple iOS
13 13 (2.78%) Windows 10
14 9 (1.92%) OS/390
15 6 (1.28%) VME
16 5 (1.07%) Windows Mobile
17 3 (0.64%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 149 (31.84%) ITIL
2 90 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
3 81 (17.31%) DevOps
4 74 (15.81%) Change Management
5 66 (14.10%) Open Source
6 63 (13.46%) Problem Management
7 56 (11.97%) PRINCE2
8 52 (11.11%) Migration
9 50 (10.68%) Data Management
10 44 (9.40%) Service Management
11 43 (9.19%) ITSM
12 34 (7.26%) Scrum
13 33 (7.05%) MVC
14 31 (6.62%) TDD
15 30 (6.41%) Virtual Environments
16 28 (5.98%) Network Design
16 28 (5.98%) Operational Acceptance Testing
16 28 (5.98%) Release Management
17 27 (5.77%) Virtual Infrastructure
18 25 (5.34%) Matrix Organization
Programming Languages
1 99 (21.15%) SQL
2 79 (16.88%) C#
3 58 (12.39%) PowerShell
4 47 (10.04%) JavaScript
5 35 (7.48%) Java
6 25 (5.34%) C
7 23 (4.91%) VB
8 18 (3.85%) T-SQL
9 8 (1.71%) Python
10 7 (1.50%) COBOL
10 7 (1.50%) VB.NET
11 6 (1.28%) Perl
12 5 (1.07%) C++
12 5 (1.07%) Jython
13 4 (0.85%) Shell Script
13 4 (0.85%) VBScript
14 3 (0.64%) Ruby
15 1 (0.21%) VB6
15 1 (0.21%) X++
15 1 (0.21%) XPath
Qualifications
1 154 (32.91%) Security Cleared
2 119 (25.43%) SC Cleared
3 66 (14.10%) Microsoft Certification
4 48 (10.26%) Degree
5 44 (9.40%) MCSE
6 31 (6.62%) BPSS Clearance
7 21 (4.49%) ITIL Certification
7 21 (4.49%) MCSA
8 9 (1.92%) DV Cleared
8 9 (1.92%) MCP
8 9 (1.92%) MCTS
9 4 (0.85%) ECDL
10 3 (0.64%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 2 (0.43%) Citrix Certification
11 2 (0.43%) IBM Certification
12 1 (0.21%) A+ Certification
12 1 (0.21%) MCDST
12 1 (0.21%) MCITP
12 1 (0.21%) PMI Certification
12 1 (0.21%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (8.55%) SLA
2 22 (4.70%) Disclosure Scotland
3 5 (1.07%) QA
4 3 (0.64%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.43%) Data Quality
System Software
1 189 (40.38%) Active Directory
2 55 (11.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (6.62%) Microsoft App-V
4 24 (5.13%) Hyper-V
5 22 (4.70%) XenApp
6 14 (2.99%) VMware ESXi
6 14 (2.99%) vSphere
7 9 (1.92%) XenDesktop
7 9 (1.92%) XenServer
8 8 (1.71%) VMware Workstation
9 7 (1.50%) Xen
10 5 (1.07%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 5 (1.07%) Virtual Servers
11 3 (0.64%) Firmware
11 3 (0.64%) Oracle Clusterware
12 2 (0.43%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 2 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
12 2 (0.43%) VMware ESX
13 1 (0.21%) KVM
13 1 (0.21%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 46 (9.83%) SCCM
2 14 (2.99%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 13 (2.78%) Puppet
4 12 (2.56%) HP SiteScope
4 12 (2.56%) WSUS
5 10 (2.14%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 9 (1.92%) HP Operations Orchestration
7 8 (1.71%) Microsoft Clustering
8 6 (1.28%) SCOrch
9 5 (1.07%) AirWatch
9 5 (1.07%) BladeLogic
9 5 (1.07%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 5 (1.07%) Oracle RMAN
9 5 (1.07%) SCOM
9 5 (1.07%) SCVMM
10 4 (0.85%) Backup Exec
10 4 (0.85%) Data Guard
11 3 (0.64%) NetBackup
12 2 (0.43%) XenMobile
13 1 (0.21%) SCSM
Vendors
1 74 (15.81%) VMware
2 43 (9.19%) HP
3 37 (7.91%) Citrix
4 36 (7.69%) Sitecore
5 34 (7.26%) Oracle
6 26 (5.56%) AppSense
7 14 (2.99%) IBM
8 11 (2.35%) Cisco
9 10 (2.14%) CA
9 10 (2.14%) Symantec
9 10 (2.14%) ThinPrint
10 9 (1.92%) Dell
11 8 (1.71%) Google
11 8 (1.71%) SAP
12 7 (1.50%) Trend Micro
12 7 (1.50%) Veritas
13 5 (1.07%) BMC
13 5 (1.07%) Sun
14 4 (0.85%) Lotus
14 4 (0.85%) Red Hat
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