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 28 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 4 9 5
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 175 68 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 16.51% 11.51% 12.27%
As % of the Vendors category 40.05% 25.95% 29.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 36 14
Average daily rate
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£325 £335 £271
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.98% +23.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £213 £172
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £463 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 17
Average hourly rate £12.93 £13.00 £18.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.55% -31.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.94 £9.70 £10.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.45 £31.70 £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
437 262 154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 41.23% 44.33% 41.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 224 157 64
Average daily rate £325 £347 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.46% -4.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £191 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £451 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 19 25
Average hourly rate £27.50 £18.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.64% +37.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £10.83 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £32.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -9.32%

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 28 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 28 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 28 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 +7 128 £327 -6.69% 58
Durham +8 38 £300 -7.69% 9
Teesside - 2 £300 -
Northumberland 0 1 - - 2
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 28 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 98 (33.45%) Windows
2 87 (29.69%) SQL Server
3 86 (29.35%) MS Excel
4 80 (27.30%) .NET
5 68 (23.21%) Security Cleared
6 61 (20.82%) ITIL
7 55 (18.77%) SQL
8 54 (18.43%) MS Office
9 47 (16.04%) Active Directory
10 46 (15.70%) DHCP
10 46 (15.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 46 (15.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 45 (15.36%) SC Cleared
12 44 (15.02%) DNS
12 44 (15.02%) Service Management
13 43 (14.68%) VB
14 40 (13.65%) Oracle
15 37 (12.63%) Finance
16 35 (11.95%) FTP
17 33 (11.26%) C#
18 32 (10.92%) Visual Studio
19 31 (10.58%) SQL Server 2012
20 30 (10.24%) SharePoint
20 30 (10.24%) Change Management
21 29 (9.90%) Java
21 29 (9.90%) HP
22 27 (9.22%) IBM
22 27 (9.22%) Migration
23 26 (8.87%) HTML
23 26 (8.87%) Windows 7

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 28 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 30 (10.24%) SharePoint
2 18 (6.14%) IIS
2 18 (6.14%) WebSphere
3 14 (4.78%) Apache
4 13 (4.44%) Tomcat
4 13 (4.44%) Jetty
4 13 (4.44%) nginx
5 9 (3.07%) MS Exchange
5 9 (3.07%) SAS
6 5 (1.71%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 5 (1.71%) Tuxedo
6 5 (1.71%) MQSeries
6 5 (1.71%) Oracle Application Server
6 5 (1.71%) AquaLogic
6 5 (1.71%) WebSphere Application Server
6 5 (1.71%) WebLogic
7 3 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (1.02%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 86 (29.35%) MS Excel
2 54 (18.43%) MS Office
3 18 (6.14%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.02%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (1.02%) MS Project
5 1 (0.34%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.34%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 15 (5.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.71%) Teamcenter
3 2 (0.68%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.68%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.68%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 14 (4.78%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (4.44%) Cloud Computing
2 13 (4.44%) Amazon EC2
2 13 (4.44%) Google App Engine
2 13 (4.44%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.34%) PaaS
3 1 (0.34%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 46 (15.70%) DHCP
2 44 (15.02%) DNS
3 35 (11.95%) FTP
4 18 (6.14%) SSL
5 17 (5.80%) TCP/IP
6 13 (4.44%) HTTP
6 13 (4.44%) IPsec
7 8 (2.73%) VPN
8 6 (2.05%) Network Security
8 6 (2.05%) SMTP
9 5 (1.71%) Unified Communications
9 5 (1.71%) Firewall
9 5 (1.71%) Internet
10 4 (1.37%) LDAP
11 3 (1.02%) Kerberos
11 3 (1.02%) Wi-Fi
12 2 (0.68%) LAN
12 2 (0.68%) VoIP
12 2 (0.68%) WAN
12 2 (0.68%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (29.69%) SQL Server
2 46 (15.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 46 (15.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 31 (10.58%) SQL Server 2012
4 23 (7.85%) SQL Server 2000
5 13 (4.44%) SQL Server 2008
6 10 (3.41%) SQL Server 2005
7 9 (3.07%) MS Access
7 9 (3.07%) Relational Database
8 8 (2.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 5 (1.71%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 4 (1.37%) DTS
11 3 (1.02%) MySQL
12 2 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
12 2 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
12 2 (0.68%) Crystal Reports
12 2 (0.68%) Oracle Reports
12 2 (0.68%) Oracle Database
13 1 (0.34%) IDMS
13 1 (0.34%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 32 (10.92%) Visual Studio
2 14 (4.78%) Jenkins
3 9 (3.07%) Toad
3 9 (3.07%) ERwin
4 5 (1.71%) Subversion
5 4 (1.37%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 3 (1.02%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (1.02%) Selenium
7 2 (0.68%) JIRA
8 1 (0.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.34%) Git (software)
8 1 (0.34%) HP UFT
8 1 (0.34%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (0.34%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.34%) WebDriver
8 1 (0.34%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.34%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.34%) FishEye
General
1 37 (12.63%) Finance
2 23 (7.85%) Manufacturing
3 9 (3.07%) Legal
4 4 (1.37%) Military
4 4 (1.37%) Retail
5 3 (1.02%) Advertising
6 2 (0.68%) Banking
6 2 (0.68%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.68%) Marketing
6 2 (0.68%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.34%) Billing
7 1 (0.34%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 64 (21.84%) Analyst
2 49 (16.72%) Developer
3 25 (8.53%) Service Analyst
3 25 (8.53%) Service Desk Analyst
4 21 (7.17%) Support Engineer
5 20 (6.83%) .NET Developer
6 19 (6.48%) Programmer
7 18 (6.14%) Wintel Engineer
8 17 (5.80%) Project Manager
9 16 (5.46%) Architect
10 15 (5.12%) Solutions Architect
10 15 (5.12%) 2nd Line Support
10 15 (5.12%) VB Programmer
11 13 (4.44%) Support Analyst
12 11 (3.75%) Consultant
12 11 (3.75%) Desktop Engineer
13 8 (2.73%) Change Analyst
13 8 (2.73%) MI Developer
14 7 (2.39%) Build Engineer
14 7 (2.39%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (27.30%) .NET
2 26 (8.87%) HTML
3 22 (7.51%) ASP.NET
4 19 (6.48%) .NET Framework
5 18 (6.14%) J2EE
6 16 (5.46%) CSS
6 16 (5.46%) AngularJS
7 15 (5.12%) Entity Framework
8 14 (4.78%) KnockoutJS
9 13 (4.44%) Servlets
10 11 (3.75%) XML
10 11 (3.75%) jQuery
11 10 (3.41%) HTML5
11 10 (3.41%) Middleware
12 9 (3.07%) SOAP
12 9 (3.07%) Web Services
12 9 (3.07%) LESS
12 9 (3.07%) Backbone.js
13 7 (2.39%) WCF
14 6 (2.05%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 25 (8.53%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (6.14%) Data Centre
3 10 (3.41%) Inversion of Control
3 10 (3.41%) Management Information System
4 9 (3.07%) PKI
5 8 (2.73%) Clustering
5 8 (2.73%) N-Tier
6 6 (2.05%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.37%) iPhone
7 4 (1.37%) Freedom of Information
7 4 (1.37%) Economics
8 3 (1.02%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.02%) NHS
8 3 (1.02%) iPad
9 2 (0.68%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.68%) Data Extraction
9 2 (0.68%) Thin Client
9 2 (0.68%) Blackberry
9 2 (0.68%) Fat Client
10 1 (0.34%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 98 (33.45%) Windows
2 26 (8.87%) Windows 7
3 22 (7.51%) Windows Server 2003
4 21 (7.17%) Linux
5 15 (5.12%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (4.44%) Windows XP
7 8 (2.73%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (2.39%) UNIX
9 5 (1.71%) OS/390
9 5 (1.71%) AIX
9 5 (1.71%) Solaris
10 3 (1.02%) Android
11 1 (0.34%) CentOS
11 1 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.34%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.34%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.34%) Fedora
11 1 (0.34%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.34%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (20.82%) ITIL
2 44 (15.02%) Service Management
3 30 (10.24%) Change Management
4 27 (9.22%) Migration
5 24 (8.19%) Project Management
6 23 (7.85%) Service Delivery
6 23 (7.85%) Agile Software Development
7 22 (7.51%) Configuration Management
8 20 (6.83%) MVC
9 19 (6.48%) PRINCE2
9 19 (6.48%) CRM
10 18 (6.14%) Incident Management
11 17 (5.80%) Problem Management
11 17 (5.80%) Change Control
11 17 (5.80%) Server Building
12 16 (5.46%) Test Scripting
12 16 (5.46%) ETL
12 16 (5.46%) Business Intelligence
13 14 (4.78%) Continuous Integration
14 12 (4.10%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 55 (18.77%) SQL
2 43 (14.68%) VB
3 33 (11.26%) C#
4 29 (9.90%) Java
5 23 (7.85%) VB6
6 22 (7.51%) C++
7 20 (6.83%) T-SQL
8 18 (6.14%) VBA
9 14 (4.78%) VB.NET
9 14 (4.78%) C
10 10 (3.41%) PL/SQL
10 10 (3.41%) JavaScript
11 9 (3.07%) VBScript
12 7 (2.39%) Perl
13 5 (1.71%) PowerShell
14 3 (1.02%) Shell Script
15 2 (0.68%) Python
16 1 (0.34%) MapBasic
16 1 (0.34%) PHP
16 1 (0.34%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 68 (23.21%) Security Cleared
2 45 (15.36%) SC Cleared
3 22 (7.51%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (4.78%) MCSE
5 8 (2.73%) Degree
6 5 (1.71%) DV Cleared
7 4 (1.37%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 4 (1.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (1.37%) ISTQB
7 4 (1.37%) ISEB
7 4 (1.37%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.68%) MCP
8 2 (0.68%) CCNA
8 2 (0.68%) PMP
8 2 (0.68%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.34%) MCSA
9 1 (0.34%) CCNP
9 1 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.34%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.07%) SLA
2 4 (1.37%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 47 (16.04%) Active Directory
2 19 (6.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (5.46%) Xen
4 13 (4.44%) Microsoft App-V
5 7 (2.39%) vSphere
6 5 (1.71%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.68%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.68%) XenApp
7 2 (0.68%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 1 (0.34%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.34%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 18 (6.14%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 11 (3.75%) WSUS
3 10 (3.41%) HP Quality Center
4 6 (2.05%) Puppet
4 6 (2.05%) SCCM
5 5 (1.71%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (1.37%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 4 (1.37%) NetBackup
6 4 (1.37%) Unicenter
6 4 (1.37%) HP SIM
7 3 (1.02%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 3 (1.02%) Netcool
7 3 (1.02%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.68%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (0.68%) SCOM
8 2 (0.68%) HP Data Protector
9 1 (0.34%) HP Operations Orchestration
9 1 (0.34%) yum
9 1 (0.34%) OpenView
9 1 (0.34%) logstash
Vendors
1 40 (13.65%) Oracle
2 29 (9.90%) HP
3 27 (9.22%) IBM
4 24 (8.19%) VMware
5 13 (4.44%) Google
6 10 (3.41%) Cisco
7 9 (3.07%) Informatica
7 9 (3.07%) Citrix
8 8 (2.73%) CA
9 6 (2.05%) Dell
10 5 (1.71%) Sun
10 5 (1.71%) Siemens
10 5 (1.71%) Metastorm
10 5 (1.71%) CheckPoint
10 5 (1.71%) Symantec
10 5 (1.71%) Axway
10 5 (1.71%) Fujitsu
10 5 (1.71%) Tableau
11 4 (1.37%) AppSense
12 3 (1.02%) McAfee
North East
Talent International
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
North East
Northern Recruitment Group
Rate: £14 per hour - This is an initial 2 -3-month contract
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Premier IT
Rate: £100 - £140 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Intapeople
Rate: £470 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Consult Solutions
Rate: £180 - £250 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Connectus
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £450.00 - £525.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Reed Technology
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
Tyne and Wear
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Newcastle
Incite Insight
Rate: £500+ per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Rate: From £31,072 to £40,964 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago
Stockton-on-Tees
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £280.00 - £300.00 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Resource Partners Ltd
Posted: 25 days ago