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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 5 2 2
Rank change year-on-year
-3 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 83 116 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 13.61% 23.67% 19.02%
As % of the Vendors category 29.12% 40.00% 35.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 54 22
Average daily rate
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£313 £245 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.55% -21.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £193 £103
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £365 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 20 15
Average hourly rate £11.75 £28.10 £18.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.17% +48.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.55 £11.27 £9.64
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.95 £34.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -6.66%
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
285 290 175
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 46.72% 59.18% 53.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 172 63
Average daily rate £365 £260 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.38% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £198 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 24 24
Average hourly rate £13.00 £23.75 £18.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.26% +25.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.50 £10.36
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £34.00 £35.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -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 27 February 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
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 27 February 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 -5 50 £300 +25.00% 60
Durham -2 24 £350 -4.10% 7
Northumberland - - - - 2
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 88 (40.93%) MS Excel
2 87 (40.47%) Windows
3 69 (32.09%) SQL Server
4 66 (30.70%) Security Cleared
5 63 (29.30%) SQL
6 56 (26.05%) MS Office
7 47 (21.86%) Windows Server 2003
7 47 (21.86%) Active Directory
8 46 (21.40%) ITIL
9 41 (19.07%) Windows Server 2008
10 40 (18.60%) .NET
11 38 (17.67%) HP
12 36 (16.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 34 (15.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 31 (14.42%) Clustering
14 31 (14.42%) Analytical Skills
15 30 (13.95%) Project Management
16 29 (13.49%) JavaScript
16 29 (13.49%) SC Cleared
17 28 (13.02%) VBA
17 28 (13.02%) Microsoft Certification
17 28 (13.02%) Finance
18 27 (12.56%) Service Management
18 27 (12.56%) VMware
18 27 (12.56%) PRINCE2
19 25 (11.63%) SharePoint
20 24 (11.16%) MS Exchange
21 23 (10.70%) C#
22 22 (10.23%) Service Delivery
23 21 (9.77%) jQuery

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (11.63%) SharePoint
2 24 (11.16%) MS Exchange
3 18 (8.37%) IIS
4 7 (3.26%) IBM Notes
5 6 (2.79%) Apache
6 3 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (1.40%) Lync
6 3 (1.40%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.93%) K2 blackpearl
8 1 (0.47%) Node.js
8 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.47%) Alfresco
8 1 (0.47%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.47%) Documentum
8 1 (0.47%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.47%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 88 (40.93%) MS Excel
2 56 (26.05%) MS Office
3 10 (4.65%) MS Project
3 10 (4.65%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (3.72%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.47%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.47%) Adobe Captivate
5 1 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.47%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 8 (3.72%) Dynamics CRM
1 8 (3.72%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (1.40%) SAP PP
3 2 (0.93%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.47%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.47%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.47%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.93%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (0.93%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (8.84%) Firewall
2 18 (8.37%) DHCP
2 18 (8.37%) TCP/IP
3 17 (7.91%) DNS
4 12 (5.58%) SAN
5 6 (2.79%) FTP
6 5 (2.33%) LDAP
6 5 (2.33%) Intranet
7 2 (0.93%) Internet
8 1 (0.47%) Wireless
8 1 (0.47%) IP Telephony
8 1 (0.47%) Wireless Security
8 1 (0.47%) LAN
8 1 (0.47%) VoIP
8 1 (0.47%) WAN
8 1 (0.47%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (32.09%) SQL Server
2 36 (16.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 34 (15.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 18 (8.37%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
5 16 (7.44%) SQL Server 2008
6 14 (6.51%) SQL Server 2005
7 11 (5.12%) SQL Server 2012
7 11 (5.12%) SQL Server 2000
8 7 (3.26%) PostgreSQL
9 6 (2.79%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 6 (2.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 5 (2.33%) Relational Database
10 5 (2.33%) RDBMS
11 3 (1.40%) DTS
12 1 (0.47%) MySQL
12 1 (0.47%) Crystal Reports
12 1 (0.47%) Oracle Reports
12 1 (0.47%) Data Warehouse
12 1 (0.47%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 9 (4.19%) Visual Studio
2 4 (1.86%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.47%) MSI
3 1 (0.47%) Fiddler
General
1 28 (13.02%) Finance
2 12 (5.58%) Banking
3 8 (3.72%) Back Office
4 6 (2.79%) Retail
4 6 (2.79%) Manufacturing
5 5 (2.33%) Legal
6 4 (1.86%) Advertising
7 2 (0.93%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.47%) Publishing
8 1 (0.47%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 51 (23.72%) Developer
2 29 (13.49%) Project Manager
3 25 (11.63%) Analyst
4 20 (9.30%) SQL Developer
5 15 (6.98%) Wintel Engineer
6 14 (6.51%) Support Engineer
7 12 (5.58%) Consultant
7 12 (5.58%) .NET Developer
8 10 (4.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 8 (3.72%) 2nd Line Support
9 8 (3.72%) Business Analyst
10 7 (3.26%) VBA Developer
11 6 (2.79%) Service Desk Analyst
11 6 (2.79%) Programmer
11 6 (2.79%) Service Analyst
11 6 (2.79%) Senior Project Manager
11 6 (2.79%) Senior Manager
11 6 (2.79%) VB Programmer
12 5 (2.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 5 (2.33%) GIS Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (18.60%) .NET
2 21 (9.77%) jQuery
3 20 (9.30%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 20 (9.30%) ASP.NET
4 10 (4.65%) Web Services
5 7 (3.26%) CSS
6 6 (2.79%) MDX
6 6 (2.79%) HTML
7 5 (2.33%) HTML5
7 5 (2.33%) CSS3
7 5 (2.33%) Middleware
8 4 (1.86%) AngularJS
9 3 (1.40%) KnockoutJS
9 3 (1.40%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (1.40%) WCF
10 2 (0.93%) .NET Framework
10 2 (0.93%) SOAP
10 2 (0.93%) ADO.NET
10 2 (0.93%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 1 (0.47%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 31 (14.42%) Clustering
1 31 (14.42%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (7.44%) Economics
3 11 (5.12%) Management Information System
4 8 (3.72%) N-Tier
5 6 (2.79%) NHS
5 6 (2.79%) GIS
5 6 (2.79%) Data Structures
6 5 (2.33%) Freedom of Information
6 5 (2.33%) iPad
7 1 (0.47%) Smartcard
7 1 (0.47%) Informatics
7 1 (0.47%) CMDB
7 1 (0.47%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 87 (40.47%) Windows
2 47 (21.86%) Windows Server 2003
3 41 (19.07%) Windows Server 2008
4 17 (7.91%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (4.65%) UNIX
6 9 (4.19%) Solaris
7 6 (2.79%) Linux
8 5 (2.33%) Android
8 5 (2.33%) Windows 7
9 3 (1.40%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.47%) AIX
10 1 (0.47%) VME
10 1 (0.47%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.47%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (21.40%) ITIL
2 30 (13.95%) Project Management
3 27 (12.56%) Service Management
3 27 (12.56%) PRINCE2
4 22 (10.23%) Service Delivery
5 19 (8.84%) Web Development
6 18 (8.37%) Agile Software Development
6 18 (8.37%) Change Management
7 17 (7.91%) Business Intelligence
7 17 (7.91%) Reverse Engineering
7 17 (7.91%) Change Control
8 13 (6.05%) Disaster Recovery
9 10 (4.65%) CRM
10 9 (4.19%) Programme Management
10 9 (4.19%) Time Management
11 8 (3.72%) Problem Management
11 8 (3.72%) Data Management
12 7 (3.26%) Web Design
12 7 (3.26%) Configuration Management
12 7 (3.26%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 63 (29.30%) SQL
2 29 (13.49%) JavaScript
3 28 (13.02%) VBA
4 23 (10.70%) C#
5 12 (5.58%) VB
6 9 (4.19%) VB.NET
6 9 (4.19%) VBScript
7 6 (2.79%) VB6
8 5 (2.33%) MapBasic
8 5 (2.33%) ABAP
8 5 (2.33%) PowerShell
9 3 (1.40%) C
10 2 (0.93%) Java
10 2 (0.93%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.47%) PHP
11 1 (0.47%) COBOL
11 1 (0.47%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.47%) X++
Qualifications
1 66 (30.70%) Security Cleared
2 29 (13.49%) SC Cleared
3 28 (13.02%) Microsoft Certification
4 21 (9.77%) MCSE
5 20 (9.30%) DV Cleared
6 6 (2.79%) MCSA
7 3 (1.40%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.93%) Degree
8 2 (0.93%) VCP4
9 1 (0.47%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.47%) CCNP
9 1 (0.47%) CCNA
9 1 (0.47%) ISEB
9 1 (0.47%) CCA
9 1 (0.47%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.47%) ISO 9001
1 1 (0.47%) SLA
System Software
1 47 (21.86%) Active Directory
2 15 (6.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (4.65%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 9 (4.19%) vSphere
5 5 (2.33%) Terminal Services
6 3 (1.40%) XenApp
7 1 (0.47%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.47%) KVM
7 1 (0.47%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.47%) Xen
Systems Management
1 17 (7.91%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 10 (4.65%) NetBackup
3 9 (4.19%) MIIS
4 5 (2.33%) OpenView
4 5 (2.33%) HP SIM
5 3 (1.40%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 2 (0.93%) SCCM
7 1 (0.47%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.47%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 38 (17.67%) HP
2 27 (12.56%) VMware
3 18 (8.37%) Citrix
4 10 (4.65%) Veritas
5 8 (3.72%) SAP
6 7 (3.26%) Oracle
6 7 (3.26%) IBM
6 7 (3.26%) CA
6 7 (3.26%) Lotus
7 6 (2.79%) Mapinfo
7 6 (2.79%) Cisco
8 3 (1.40%) EMC
9 2 (0.93%) Adobe
9 2 (0.93%) Apple
10 1 (0.47%) Sybase
10 1 (0.47%) Micro Focus
10 1 (0.47%) BT
10 1 (0.47%) Wyse
10 1 (0.47%) Open Text
10 1 (0.47%) NetApp
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