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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 5 13 9
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 133 51 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 14.58% 8.98% 10.63%
As % of the Vendors category 41.43% 20.56% 26.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 25 13
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£300 £325 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £221 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £445 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £333 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +2.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 7 15
Average hourly rate £13.50 £11.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.72% -29.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.40 £10.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.65 £21.10 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
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
321 248 142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 35.20% 43.66% 40.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 151 60
Average daily rate £300 £335 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.44% -4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £451 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 13 23
Average hourly rate £21.50 £25.00 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.00% +127.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.58 £10.75 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £38.75 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.48
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -10.16%

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 3 August 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 3 August 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 3 August 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 +8 90 £300 +11.62% 33
Durham +6 32 £313 -3.84% 9
Teesside - 2 £300 -
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 81 (32.79%) Windows
2 71 (28.74%) MS Excel
3 70 (28.34%) SQL Server
4 64 (25.91%) .NET
5 46 (18.62%) Security Cleared
6 44 (17.81%) Active Directory
6 44 (17.81%) MS Office
7 43 (17.41%) ITIL
8 41 (16.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 38 (15.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 38 (15.38%) SQL
10 37 (14.98%) Finance
11 36 (14.57%) VB
12 35 (14.17%) DHCP
13 34 (13.77%) Service Management
14 33 (13.36%) DNS
15 31 (12.55%) Visual Studio
15 31 (12.55%) SQL Server 2012
16 30 (12.15%) Analytical Skills
17 29 (11.74%) SC Cleared
17 29 (11.74%) FTP
18 28 (11.34%) Change Management
18 28 (11.34%) Migration
19 27 (10.93%) Windows 7
20 26 (10.53%) C#
21 25 (10.12%) SharePoint
21 25 (10.12%) Project Management
22 24 (9.72%) HP
22 24 (9.72%) VB6
22 24 (9.72%) Manufacturing

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 25 (10.12%) SharePoint
2 11 (4.45%) IIS
3 9 (3.64%) MS Exchange
4 8 (3.24%) SAS
5 6 (2.43%) Apache
5 6 (2.43%) Tomcat
5 6 (2.43%) WebSphere
5 6 (2.43%) Jetty
5 6 (2.43%) nginx
6 3 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.40%) CMS
8 1 (0.40%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.40%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.40%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (0.40%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 71 (28.74%) MS Excel
2 44 (17.81%) MS Office
3 13 (5.26%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.21%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.40%) Adobe Captivate
5 1 (0.40%) MS Project
5 1 (0.40%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 14 (5.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (2.02%) Teamcenter
3 3 (1.21%) Oracle Financials
3 3 (1.21%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (1.21%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.40%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.43%) Cloud Computing
1 6 (2.43%) Amazon EC2
1 6 (2.43%) Google App Engine
1 6 (2.43%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (2.43%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 35 (14.17%) DHCP
2 33 (13.36%) DNS
3 29 (11.74%) FTP
4 10 (4.05%) TCP/IP
5 6 (2.43%) VPN
5 6 (2.43%) HTTP
5 6 (2.43%) SSL
5 6 (2.43%) IPsec
5 6 (2.43%) SMTP
6 4 (1.62%) Firewall
6 4 (1.62%) LDAP
7 3 (1.21%) VoIP
7 3 (1.21%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (0.81%) 3G
8 2 (0.81%) SAN
8 2 (0.81%) WAN
8 2 (0.81%) LAN
8 2 (0.81%) Unified Communications
8 2 (0.81%) Network Security
9 1 (0.40%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (28.34%) SQL Server
2 41 (16.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 38 (15.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 31 (12.55%) SQL Server 2012
5 23 (9.31%) SQL Server 2000
6 8 (3.24%) MS Access
6 8 (3.24%) Relational Database
7 7 (2.83%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (1.62%) DTS
8 4 (1.62%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (1.21%) Crystal Reports
9 3 (1.21%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (1.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (0.81%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.40%) Oracle Database 10g
11 1 (0.40%) Oracle9i Database
11 1 (0.40%) IDMS
11 1 (0.40%) Oracle Database 11g
11 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2005
11 1 (0.40%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
Development Applications
1 31 (12.55%) Visual Studio
2 8 (3.24%) Toad
3 6 (2.43%) Jenkins
4 5 (2.02%) Subversion
5 3 (1.21%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (0.81%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.40%) Selenium
7 1 (0.40%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.40%) Oracle Forms
General
1 37 (14.98%) Finance
2 24 (9.72%) Manufacturing
3 6 (2.43%) Retail
4 5 (2.02%) Legal
5 4 (1.62%) Advertising
5 4 (1.62%) Spanish Language
6 3 (1.21%) Military
6 3 (1.21%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.81%) Marketing
8 1 (0.40%) Billing
8 1 (0.40%) Automotive
8 1 (0.40%) Banking
Job Titles
1 60 (24.29%) Analyst
2 37 (14.98%) Developer
3 27 (10.93%) Service Analyst
3 27 (10.93%) Service Desk Analyst
4 21 (8.50%) .NET Developer
4 21 (8.50%) Support Engineer
4 21 (8.50%) Project Manager
5 20 (8.10%) Programmer
6 17 (6.88%) Wintel Engineer
6 17 (6.88%) VB Programmer
7 15 (6.07%) Consultant
8 13 (5.26%) Architect
9 12 (4.86%) 2nd Line Support
9 12 (4.86%) Solutions Architect
10 11 (4.45%) Support Analyst
10 11 (4.45%) Desktop Engineer
11 8 (3.24%) Change Analyst
11 8 (3.24%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 7 (2.83%) Build Engineer
12 7 (2.83%) MI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (25.91%) .NET
2 20 (8.10%) HTML
3 19 (7.69%) ASP.NET
4 18 (7.29%) .NET Framework
5 15 (6.07%) Entity Framework
5 15 (6.07%) AngularJS
6 14 (5.67%) KnockoutJS
7 10 (4.05%) jQuery
7 10 (4.05%) CSS
7 10 (4.05%) XML
8 9 (3.64%) LESS
8 9 (3.64%) Backbone.js
9 6 (2.43%) J2EE
9 6 (2.43%) Servlets
9 6 (2.43%) SOAP
9 6 (2.43%) WCF
9 6 (2.43%) XSLT
10 5 (2.02%) Swing
10 5 (2.02%) Middleware
10 5 (2.02%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 30 (12.15%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (6.48%) Data Centre
3 10 (4.05%) Inversion of Control
4 9 (3.64%) Management Information System
4 9 (3.64%) Economics
4 9 (3.64%) PKI
5 7 (2.83%) Clustering
6 6 (2.43%) GIS
6 6 (2.43%) Data Structures
7 5 (2.02%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (2.02%) NHS
8 4 (1.62%) iPhone
9 3 (1.21%) iPad
9 3 (1.21%) Computer Science
10 2 (0.81%) Fat Client
10 2 (0.81%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (0.81%) Thin Client
10 2 (0.81%) Blackberry
10 2 (0.81%) Informatics
10 2 (0.81%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 81 (32.79%) Windows
2 27 (10.93%) Windows 7
3 21 (8.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 14 (5.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (5.26%) Windows XP
6 12 (4.86%) Linux
7 8 (3.24%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (1.21%) Android
9 2 (0.81%) VME
10 1 (0.40%) UNIX
10 1 (0.40%) Solaris
10 1 (0.40%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (17.41%) ITIL
2 34 (13.77%) Service Management
3 28 (11.34%) Change Management
3 28 (11.34%) Migration
4 25 (10.12%) Project Management
5 19 (7.69%) MVC
6 17 (6.88%) CRM
7 15 (6.07%) Change Control
7 15 (6.07%) Server Building
8 14 (5.67%) Agile Software Development
9 13 (5.26%) PRINCE2
10 12 (4.86%) Incident Management
11 11 (4.45%) ITSM
12 10 (4.05%) Configuration Management
13 9 (3.64%) Programme Management
13 9 (3.64%) MVVM
14 8 (3.24%) Automated Testing
14 8 (3.24%) Scrum
14 8 (3.24%) Identity Management
14 8 (3.24%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 38 (15.38%) SQL
2 36 (14.57%) VB
3 26 (10.53%) C#
4 24 (9.72%) VB6
5 17 (6.88%) Java
6 9 (3.64%) T-SQL
6 9 (3.64%) VBA
7 6 (2.43%) VB.NET
7 6 (2.43%) C
8 5 (2.02%) C++
8 5 (2.02%) MapBasic
9 4 (1.62%) JavaScript
9 4 (1.62%) PowerShell
10 3 (1.21%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.81%) COBOL
11 2 (0.81%) VBScript
12 1 (0.40%) Perl
12 1 (0.40%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.40%) Python
Qualifications
1 46 (18.62%) Security Cleared
2 29 (11.74%) SC Cleared
3 20 (8.10%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (5.26%) MCSE
5 9 (3.64%) Degree
6 6 (2.43%) DV Cleared
7 5 (2.02%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.81%) MCP
8 2 (0.81%) CCNA
8 2 (0.81%) ISEB
8 2 (0.81%) PMP
8 2 (0.81%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.81%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.40%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.64%) SLA
System Software
1 44 (17.81%) Active Directory
2 12 (4.86%) Microsoft App-V
3 10 (4.05%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (3.64%) Xen
5 7 (2.83%) vSphere
6 4 (1.62%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.81%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.81%) XenApp
7 2 (0.81%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 1 (0.40%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 17 (6.88%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 11 (4.45%) WSUS
3 8 (3.24%) HP Quality Center
4 6 (2.43%) SCCM
5 5 (2.02%) Puppet
5 5 (2.02%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (1.62%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 4 (1.62%) NetBackup
6 4 (1.62%) Unicenter
7 3 (1.21%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 3 (1.21%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (1.21%) HP SIM
8 2 (0.81%) Netcool
8 2 (0.81%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (0.81%) SCOM
8 2 (0.81%) HP Data Protector
9 1 (0.40%) HP Operations Orchestration
9 1 (0.40%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 24 (9.72%) HP
2 23 (9.31%) IBM
3 20 (8.10%) Oracle
4 15 (6.07%) VMware
5 10 (4.05%) Cisco
6 8 (3.24%) Citrix
7 7 (2.83%) CA
8 6 (2.43%) Mapinfo
8 6 (2.43%) Google
9 5 (2.02%) Tableau
9 5 (2.02%) Symantec
9 5 (2.02%) Siemens
9 5 (2.02%) Dell
10 4 (1.62%) SAP
10 4 (1.62%) AppSense
11 3 (1.21%) CheckPoint
11 3 (1.21%) ServiceNow
11 3 (1.21%) Cerner
11 3 (1.21%) McAfee
11 3 (1.21%) Sophos
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