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 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 4 8 6
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 281 124 133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 21.48% 12.84% 15.54%
As % of the Vendors category 39.52% 29.67% 32.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 196 70 86
Median daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £204 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £512 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £347
% change year-on-year
- +0.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 14 11
Median hourly rate £26.54 £14.40 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+84.28% -52.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.01 £9.13 £13.87
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £20.21 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.73 £15.00 £14.68
% change year-on-year
-1.80% +2.16%
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
711 418 407
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 54.36% 43.27% 47.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 473 241 262
Median daily rate £350 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £560 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 37 21
Median hourly rate £23.50 £24.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.08% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.68 £12.66 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £47.10 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +5.88%

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 8 December 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 8 December 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the North East region over the 3 months to 8 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +3 235 £350 -3.44% 19
Durham +3 33 £375 +30.02% 5
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 8 December 2016, 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.

1 388 (66.10%) Windows
2 281 (47.87%) Active Directory
3 222 (37.82%) Windows Server
4 219 (37.31%) Security Cleared
5 207 (35.26%) ITIL
6 184 (31.35%) MS Excel
7 177 (30.15%) SC Cleared
8 153 (26.06%) DNS
9 147 (25.04%) DHCP
10 146 (24.87%) VMware
11 145 (24.70%) SQL Server
12 119 (20.27%) SQL
13 115 (19.59%) HP
14 98 (16.70%) Microsoft Certification
14 98 (16.70%) VMware Infrastructure
15 97 (16.52%) Citrix
16 95 (16.18%) Degree
17 94 (16.01%) Unix
18 93 (15.84%) Change Management
19 92 (15.67%) Windows Server 2008
20 90 (15.33%) BPSS Clearance
21 89 (15.16%) AIX
22 87 (14.82%) Problem Management
23 85 (14.48%) Linux
24 82 (13.97%) Windows Server 2003
25 81 (13.80%) Computer Science
26 78 (13.29%) Oracle
27 77 (13.12%) Service Delivery
28 76 (12.95%) PowerShell
29 74 (12.61%) Microsoft App-V

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 70 (11.93%) IIS
2 67 (11.41%) SharePoint
3 63 (10.73%) WebLogic
4 61 (10.39%) MS Exchange
5 51 (8.69%) Exchange Server 2010
5 51 (8.69%) Skype for Business
6 48 (8.18%) WebSphere
7 41 (6.98%) Exchange Server 2013
8 30 (5.11%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 27 (4.60%) OpenStack
10 22 (3.75%) SharePoint 2010
11 21 (3.58%) Office Communications Server
12 20 (3.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 20 (3.41%) SharePoint 2013
13 19 (3.24%) Apache
14 17 (2.90%) MQSeries
14 17 (2.90%) WebSphere Application Server
15 15 (2.56%) IBM Notes
15 15 (2.56%) Tuxedo
16 14 (2.39%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 184 (31.35%) MS Excel
2 59 (10.05%) MS Office
3 37 (6.30%) MS PowerPoint
4 18 (3.07%) MS Project
5 13 (2.21%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.34%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 15 (2.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (1.87%) OpenText MBPM
3 4 (0.68%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 49 (8.35%) Office 365
2 45 (7.67%) IaaS
2 45 (7.67%) PaaS
2 45 (7.67%) SaaS
3 13 (2.21%) HP Helion
4 9 (1.53%) Amazon AWS
5 7 (1.19%) Google Cloud Platform
6 6 (1.02%) Amazon EC2
6 6 (1.02%) Google App Engine
7 5 (0.85%) Microsoft Azure
8 3 (0.51%) GitHub
8 3 (0.51%) Yammer
9 2 (0.34%) DigitalOcean
9 2 (0.34%) Google Analytics
9 2 (0.34%) Linode
9 2 (0.34%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 153 (26.06%) DNS
2 147 (25.04%) DHCP
3 40 (6.81%) Skype
4 34 (5.79%) HTTP
5 31 (5.28%) Intranet
6 29 (4.94%) Firewall
7 27 (4.60%) TCP/IP
8 26 (4.43%) LAN
9 24 (4.09%) Internet
10 23 (3.92%) WAN
11 22 (3.75%) SSL
12 15 (2.56%) HTTPS
12 15 (2.56%) SAN
13 13 (2.21%) Kerberos
13 13 (2.21%) LDAP
13 13 (2.21%) NAS
13 13 (2.21%) X.500
14 12 (2.04%) VPN
15 11 (1.87%) Wi-Fi
16 10 (1.70%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 145 (24.70%) SQL Server
2 32 (5.45%) Relational Database
3 26 (4.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 22 (3.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 19 (3.24%) BusinessObjects
6 15 (2.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 12 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
8 10 (1.70%) RDBMS
8 10 (1.70%) SQL Server 2005
8 10 (1.70%) SQL Server 2012
9 9 (1.53%) OLTP
9 9 (1.53%) SQL Server 2008
10 7 (1.19%) OLAP
11 6 (1.02%) MySQL
12 5 (0.85%) OLAP Cube
12 5 (0.85%) SAP BW
12 5 (0.85%) SAS Enterprise Guide
13 4 (0.68%) SAS Enterprise Miner
14 2 (0.34%) DataStage
14 2 (0.34%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 26 (4.43%) MSI
2 15 (2.56%) Visual Studio
3 9 (1.53%) Jenkins
4 8 (1.36%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (1.02%) Travis CI
6 4 (0.68%) NMock
6 4 (0.68%) WiX
7 3 (0.51%) Cucumber
7 3 (0.51%) Git (software)
7 3 (0.51%) HP UFT
7 3 (0.51%) JIRA
7 3 (0.51%) JMeter
7 3 (0.51%) LoadRunner
7 3 (0.51%) Selenium
8 2 (0.34%) GitLab
8 2 (0.34%) StarTeam
8 2 (0.34%) Subversion
8 2 (0.34%) Vagrant
9 1 (0.17%) MSTest
9 1 (0.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 38 (6.47%) Finance
2 19 (3.24%) Advertising
3 16 (2.73%) Manufacturing
4 7 (1.19%) Publishing
5 3 (0.51%) Billing
5 3 (0.51%) Legal
6 2 (0.34%) Games
7 1 (0.17%) Banking
7 1 (0.17%) German Language
7 1 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.17%) Retail
7 1 (0.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 90 (15.33%) Support Engineer
2 65 (11.07%) Developer
3 42 (7.16%) Analyst
4 27 (4.60%) Administrator
5 25 (4.26%) Wintel Engineer
6 24 (4.09%) Architect
7 22 (3.75%) Project Manager
8 21 (3.58%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 21 (3.58%) Consultant
8 21 (3.58%) Desktop Engineer
9 20 (3.41%) 3rd Line Support
9 20 (3.41%) Support Specialist
10 19 (3.24%) Sitecore Developer
11 18 (3.07%) 2nd Line Support
11 18 (3.07%) Desktop Support
12 17 (2.90%) .NET Developer
12 17 (2.90%) Infrastructure Architect
12 17 (2.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 17 (2.90%) Windows Engineer
13 16 (2.73%) Active Directory Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (10.56%) .NET
2 50 (8.52%) Middleware
3 43 (7.33%) ASP.NET
4 32 (5.45%) XML
5 24 (4.09%) HTML
6 17 (2.90%) IBM Integration Bus
7 16 (2.73%) J2EE
8 12 (2.04%) .NET Framework
9 11 (1.87%) CSS
10 10 (1.70%) jQuery
10 10 (1.70%) Web Services
11 6 (1.02%) Servlets
12 4 (0.68%) Ajax
12 4 (0.68%) LINQ
12 4 (0.68%) MDX
12 4 (0.68%) WPF
13 3 (0.51%) AngularJS
13 3 (0.51%) ASP.NET MVC
14 2 (0.34%) ASP.NET Web API
14 2 (0.34%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 81 (13.80%) Computer Science
2 70 (11.93%) Analytical Skills
3 47 (8.01%) Management Information System
4 42 (7.16%) Data Centre
5 35 (5.96%) Clustering
6 26 (4.43%) Private Cloud
7 18 (3.07%) PKI
8 17 (2.90%) Replication
9 16 (2.73%) Enterprise Software
10 12 (2.04%) Blackberry
10 12 (2.04%) Visualisation
11 11 (1.87%) Tandem
12 9 (1.53%) Fat Client
12 9 (1.53%) Thin Client
13 8 (1.36%) Mobile App
14 6 (1.02%) CMDB
15 5 (0.85%) Public Cloud
16 4 (0.68%) CESG
16 4 (0.68%) Economics
17 3 (0.51%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 388 (66.10%) Windows
2 222 (37.82%) Windows Server
3 94 (16.01%) Unix
4 92 (15.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 89 (15.16%) AIX
6 85 (14.48%) Linux
7 82 (13.97%) Windows Server 2003
8 68 (11.58%) Solaris
9 58 (9.88%) Windows Server 2012
10 55 (9.37%) Windows 7
11 50 (8.52%) Windows XP
12 28 (4.77%) Android
13 26 (4.43%) Windows 2000
14 25 (4.26%) Apple iOS
15 18 (3.07%) Windows 8
16 17 (2.90%) OS/390
17 15 (2.56%) Windows 10
18 11 (1.87%) HPUX
18 11 (1.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 6 (1.02%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 207 (35.26%) ITIL
2 93 (15.84%) Change Management
3 87 (14.82%) Problem Management
4 77 (13.12%) Service Delivery
5 63 (10.73%) Release Management
6 61 (10.39%) Agile Software Development
7 58 (9.88%) Migration
8 55 (9.37%) DevOps
8 55 (9.37%) Incident Management
9 54 (9.20%) Project Management
10 46 (7.84%) Open Source
11 45 (7.67%) Root Cause Analysis
12 44 (7.50%) PRINCE2
13 40 (6.81%) Configuration Management
14 37 (6.30%) Service Management
15 36 (6.13%) Software Delivery
16 35 (5.96%) ITSM
17 34 (5.79%) QMS
18 28 (4.77%) Data Management
19 27 (4.60%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 119 (20.27%) SQL
2 76 (12.95%) PowerShell
3 59 (10.05%) C#
4 45 (7.67%) Java
5 41 (6.98%) JavaScript
6 35 (5.96%) C
7 34 (5.79%) VB
8 33 (5.62%) T-SQL
9 19 (3.24%) VBScript
10 14 (2.39%) Perl
11 11 (1.87%) C++
12 10 (1.70%) Python
13 7 (1.19%) Jython
14 5 (0.85%) Ruby
14 5 (0.85%) VB.NET
15 4 (0.68%) Shell Script
16 3 (0.51%) PHP
17 1 (0.17%) Korn
17 1 (0.17%) PL/SQL
17 1 (0.17%) REXX
Qualifications
1 219 (37.31%) Security Cleared
2 177 (30.15%) SC Cleared
3 98 (16.70%) Microsoft Certification
4 95 (16.18%) Degree
5 90 (15.33%) BPSS Clearance
6 55 (9.37%) MCSE
7 23 (3.92%) ITIL Certification
7 23 (3.92%) MCSA
8 13 (2.21%) MCTS
9 12 (2.04%) MCP
10 9 (1.53%) DV Cleared
11 5 (0.85%) MCITP
12 3 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 2 (0.34%) Citrix Certification
13 2 (0.34%) ECDL
13 2 (0.34%) MCDST
13 2 (0.34%) PMI Certification
13 2 (0.34%) PMP
14 1 (0.17%) CISSP
14 1 (0.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (12.27%) Disclosure Scotland
2 60 (10.22%) SLA
3 24 (4.09%) ISO 9001
4 5 (0.85%) QA
5 3 (0.51%) Data Quality
System Software
1 281 (47.87%) Active Directory
2 98 (16.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 74 (12.61%) Microsoft App-V
4 55 (9.37%) XenApp
5 41 (6.98%) Hyper-V
6 40 (6.81%) XenDesktop
6 40 (6.81%) XenServer
7 20 (3.41%) vSphere
8 14 (2.39%) Virtual Servers
8 14 (2.39%) VMware ESXi
9 13 (2.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 11 (1.87%) Terminal Services
11 9 (1.53%) VMware Workstation
11 9 (1.53%) Xen
12 3 (0.51%) Firmware
12 3 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
13 2 (0.34%) Brightmail
13 2 (0.34%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 2 (0.34%) VirtualBox
13 2 (0.34%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 63 (10.73%) SCCM
2 36 (6.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 22 (3.75%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 20 (3.41%) Microsoft Clustering
5 19 (3.24%) XenMobile
6 15 (2.56%) WSUS
7 13 (2.21%) EdgeSight
7 13 (2.21%) NetBackup
7 13 (2.21%) Puppet
7 13 (2.21%) SafeCom
8 11 (1.87%) AirWatch
8 11 (1.87%) OpenView
8 11 (1.87%) Perfmon
8 11 (1.87%) Tivoli
8 11 (1.87%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 10 (1.70%) HP Data Protector
10 9 (1.53%) HP Operations Orchestration
10 9 (1.53%) SCOM
11 8 (1.36%) HP SIM
11 8 (1.36%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 146 (24.87%) VMware
2 115 (19.59%) HP
3 97 (16.52%) Citrix
4 78 (13.29%) Oracle
5 58 (9.88%) AppSense
6 32 (5.45%) ServiceNow
7 31 (5.28%) CA
8 27 (4.60%) SAP
8 27 (4.60%) Symantec
9 24 (4.09%) ThinPrint
10 22 (3.75%) IBM
10 22 (3.75%) Sitecore
11 15 (2.56%) Lotus
11 15 (2.56%) TIBCO
12 14 (2.39%) Cisco
13 12 (2.04%) Red Hat
13 12 (2.04%) Sun
14 11 (1.87%) Axway
14 11 (1.87%) Fujitsu
14 11 (1.87%) Trend Micro
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