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 26 May 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 5 4 9
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 284 118 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 20.55% 15.11% 11.88%
As % of the Vendors category 36.88% 37.58% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 58 43
Median daily rate £285 £288 £240
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.86% +19.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £125 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £450 £419
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.40% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 23 6
Median hourly rate £28.00 £13.00 £10.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+115.38% +18.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.10 £10.60 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.54 £29.90 £17.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.03 £15.13 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-0.62% +4.31%
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
770 314 276
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 55.72% 40.20% 47.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 484 163 171
Median daily rate £290 £300 £303
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -1.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £197 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.40% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 35 10
Median hourly rate £28.50 £13.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+111.11% -6.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.60 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £30.50 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 26 May 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.

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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 0 269 £285 -0.86% 43
Durham -6 7 £110 -63.33% 8
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Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 26 May 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.

1 219 (58.40%) Windows
2 166 (44.27%) Security Cleared
3 157 (41.87%) Active Directory
4 138 (36.80%) SC Cleared
5 128 (34.13%) ITIL
6 120 (32.00%) DHCP
7 118 (31.47%) VMware
8 113 (30.13%) Windows Server
9 106 (28.27%) DNS
10 96 (25.60%) Citrix
11 94 (25.07%) HP
12 86 (22.93%) SQL Server
13 82 (21.87%) MS Excel
14 75 (20.00%) SQL
14 75 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
15 74 (19.73%) Degree
16 73 (19.47%) Windows Server 2003
17 72 (19.20%) Microsoft Certification
18 71 (18.93%) Computer Science
19 67 (17.87%) Microsoft App-V
19 67 (17.87%) AppSense
20 65 (17.33%) BPSS Clearance
21 63 (16.80%) VMware Infrastructure
22 62 (16.53%) XenApp
23 61 (16.27%) Service Delivery
24 58 (15.47%) MS Office
25 57 (15.20%) Disclosure Scotland
26 54 (14.40%) IIS
26 54 (14.40%) Project Management
27 53 (14.13%) SCCM

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 54 (14.40%) IIS
2 41 (10.93%) MS Exchange
3 38 (10.13%) SharePoint
4 35 (9.33%) Exchange Server 2010
5 31 (8.27%) Skype for Business
6 29 (7.73%) WebSphere
7 28 (7.47%) Apache
8 21 (5.60%) Exchange Server 2013
9 18 (4.80%) OpenStack
9 18 (4.80%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 18 (4.80%) WebSphere Application Server
10 17 (4.53%) Oracle Application Server
11 15 (4.00%) Jetty
11 15 (4.00%) nginx
11 15 (4.00%) Tomcat
12 13 (3.47%) WebLogic
13 12 (3.20%) Office Communications Server
14 11 (2.93%) Oracle 10gAS
14 11 (2.93%) SharePoint 2013
15 10 (2.67%) PowerExchange
Applications
1 82 (21.87%) MS Excel
2 58 (15.47%) MS Office
3 12 (3.20%) MS Project
4 8 (2.13%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (2.13%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.80%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 18 (4.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.07%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (1.07%) OpenText MBPM
3 1 (0.27%) BigMachines
3 1 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.27%) Primavera
3 1 (0.27%) Sage X3
3 1 (0.27%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 25 (6.67%) Office 365
2 3 (0.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.53%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (0.53%) Google App Engine
3 2 (0.53%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.27%) IaaS
4 1 (0.27%) OneDrive
4 1 (0.27%) PaaS
4 1 (0.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 120 (32.00%) DHCP
2 106 (28.27%) DNS
3 28 (7.47%) SSL
4 27 (7.20%) TCP/IP
5 19 (5.07%) Firewall
5 19 (5.07%) FTP
6 18 (4.80%) HTTP
7 16 (4.27%) Intranet
8 13 (3.47%) Internet
8 13 (3.47%) IPsec
8 13 (3.47%) Skype
9 9 (2.40%) Wi-Fi
10 7 (1.87%) 3G
10 7 (1.87%) VoIP
11 6 (1.60%) NetScaler
11 6 (1.60%) WinSCP
12 5 (1.33%) SAN
12 5 (1.33%) VPN
13 4 (1.07%) Unified Communications
14 3 (0.80%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (22.93%) SQL Server
2 30 (8.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 28 (7.47%) SQL Server 2008
4 26 (6.93%) SQL Server 2005
4 26 (6.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 17 (4.53%) BusinessObjects
6 12 (3.20%) Oracle Database
6 12 (3.20%) SQL Server 2012
7 11 (2.93%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
7 11 (2.93%) Oracle Database 11g
7 11 (2.93%) PowerCenter
7 11 (2.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 9 (2.40%) Data Warehouse
9 7 (1.87%) DB2
9 7 (1.87%) MS Access
9 7 (1.87%) Relational Database
10 6 (1.60%) Data Mining
10 6 (1.60%) Easytrieve
11 5 (1.33%) SQL Server 2000
12 4 (1.07%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 17 (4.53%) MSI
2 15 (4.00%) Jenkins
2 15 (4.00%) Travis CI
3 14 (3.73%) Visual Studio
4 11 (2.93%) Log4j
5 6 (1.60%) Eclipse
6 5 (1.33%) ERwin
6 5 (1.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 5 (1.33%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.27%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.27%) Subversion
7 1 (0.27%) TeamCity
General
1 41 (10.93%) Finance
2 14 (3.73%) Advertising
3 9 (2.40%) Banking
4 4 (1.07%) Billing
4 4 (1.07%) Telecoms
5 3 (0.80%) Legal
5 3 (0.80%) Manufacturing
5 3 (0.80%) Marketing
6 2 (0.53%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 50 (13.33%) Support Engineer
2 44 (11.73%) Developer
3 30 (8.00%) Analyst
4 19 (5.07%) Project Manager
4 19 (5.07%) Wintel Engineer
5 18 (4.80%) Microsoft Developer
6 16 (4.27%) Desktop Engineer
7 15 (4.00%) Consultant
7 15 (4.00%) Desktop Support
7 15 (4.00%) Virtualisation Engineer
8 13 (3.47%) .NET Developer
8 13 (3.47%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 12 (3.20%) Applications Developer
10 11 (2.93%) Citrix Engineer
10 11 (2.93%) SQL Developer
11 9 (2.40%) Messaging Support
11 9 (2.40%) Service Analyst
11 9 (2.40%) Service Desk Analyst
11 9 (2.40%) Support Specialist
11 9 (2.40%) Wintel Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (12.53%) .NET
2 26 (6.93%) ASP.NET
3 21 (5.60%) J2EE
4 19 (5.07%) Middleware
5 14 (3.73%) Servlets
5 14 (3.73%) Web Services
6 12 (3.20%) XML
7 9 (2.40%) HTML
8 8 (2.13%) MDX
9 7 (1.87%) ADO.NET
9 7 (1.87%) IBM Integration Bus
10 6 (1.60%) Classic ASP
10 6 (1.60%) ISPF
11 4 (1.07%) CSS
11 4 (1.07%) HTML5
12 3 (0.80%) REST
13 2 (0.53%) ASP.NET MVC
13 2 (0.53%) D3.js
13 2 (0.53%) JSON
13 2 (0.53%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 71 (18.93%) Computer Science
2 39 (10.40%) Analytical Skills
3 38 (10.13%) Management Information System
4 27 (7.20%) Clustering
5 21 (5.60%) Data Centre
6 10 (2.67%) Mainframe
7 9 (2.40%) PKI
8 8 (2.13%) Fat Client
8 8 (2.13%) IBM Mainframe
8 8 (2.13%) Replication
8 8 (2.13%) Thin Client
9 7 (1.87%) Economics
10 6 (1.60%) Cryptography
10 6 (1.60%) Visualisation
10 6 (1.60%) VSAM
11 5 (1.33%) IVR
11 5 (1.33%) N-Tier
12 4 (1.07%) Enterprise Software
13 3 (0.80%) Blackberry
13 3 (0.80%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 219 (58.40%) Windows
2 113 (30.13%) Windows Server
3 75 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 73 (19.47%) Windows Server 2003
5 51 (13.60%) Solaris
6 50 (13.33%) AIX
7 40 (10.67%) Unix
8 38 (10.13%) Linux
9 35 (9.33%) Windows Server 2012
10 30 (8.00%) Windows 7
11 16 (4.27%) HPUX
12 9 (2.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 8 (2.13%) Apple iOS
14 7 (1.87%) Android
14 7 (1.87%) OS/390
14 7 (1.87%) Windows XP
15 6 (1.60%) MVS
15 6 (1.60%) Windows 10
15 6 (1.60%) Windows 8
16 4 (1.07%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 128 (34.13%) ITIL
2 61 (16.27%) Service Delivery
3 54 (14.40%) Project Management
4 47 (12.53%) Change Management
5 43 (11.47%) Software Delivery
6 42 (11.20%) Incident Management
7 40 (10.67%) Problem Management
8 36 (9.60%) Release Management
9 31 (8.27%) Root Cause Analysis
10 28 (7.47%) Agile Software Development
10 28 (7.47%) Business Intelligence
11 26 (6.93%) CRM
12 23 (6.13%) Configuration Management
13 22 (5.87%) Business Continuity
13 22 (5.87%) Change Control
13 22 (5.87%) Migration
14 20 (5.33%) Server Building
15 19 (5.07%) QMS
15 19 (5.07%) Service Management
16 18 (4.80%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 75 (20.00%) SQL
2 45 (12.00%) PowerShell
3 38 (10.13%) T-SQL
4 32 (8.53%) Java
5 28 (7.47%) C#
5 28 (7.47%) VBScript
6 24 (6.40%) VB
7 17 (4.53%) JavaScript
8 15 (4.00%) C++
8 15 (4.00%) Perl
9 13 (3.47%) VBA
10 9 (2.40%) C
11 8 (2.13%) JCL
11 8 (2.13%) REXX
12 6 (1.60%) Assembly Language
12 6 (1.60%) CLIST
12 6 (1.60%) COBOL
13 5 (1.33%) PL/SQL
13 5 (1.33%) VB.NET
14 2 (0.53%) Python
Qualifications
1 166 (44.27%) Security Cleared
2 138 (36.80%) SC Cleared
3 74 (19.73%) Degree
4 72 (19.20%) Microsoft Certification
5 65 (17.33%) BPSS Clearance
6 29 (7.73%) MCSE
7 8 (2.13%) PMI Certification
8 7 (1.87%) MCSA
9 6 (1.60%) MCDBA
9 6 (1.60%) MCP
9 6 (1.60%) PMP
10 5 (1.33%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (1.33%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (1.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 4 (1.07%) CISSP
11 4 (1.07%) MCITP
11 4 (1.07%) MCTS
12 3 (0.80%) DV Cleared
12 3 (0.80%) ISEB
13 2 (0.53%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (15.20%) Disclosure Scotland
2 31 (8.27%) SLA
3 15 (4.00%) ISO 9001
4 6 (1.60%) QA
5 4 (1.07%) GxP
6 1 (0.27%) Data Quality
System Software
1 157 (41.87%) Active Directory
2 67 (17.87%) Microsoft App-V
3 63 (16.80%) VMware Infrastructure
4 62 (16.53%) XenApp
5 50 (13.33%) XenDesktop
6 45 (12.00%) XenServer
7 20 (5.33%) Hyper-V
8 15 (4.00%) vSphere
9 14 (3.73%) Xen
10 8 (2.13%) Terminal Services
11 7 (1.87%) Oracle RAC
12 6 (1.60%) Time Sharing Option
13 5 (1.33%) Brightmail
13 5 (1.33%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 1 (0.27%) Firmware
14 1 (0.27%) Terminal Server
14 1 (0.27%) VMware ESX
14 1 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 53 (14.13%) SCCM
2 46 (12.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 22 (5.87%) XenMobile
4 20 (5.33%) EdgeSight
4 20 (5.33%) SafeCom
5 18 (4.80%) NetBackup
5 18 (4.80%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 15 (4.00%) Tivoli
7 13 (3.47%) HP Data Protector
7 13 (3.47%) Perfmon
7 13 (3.47%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 8 (2.13%) OpenView
9 7 (1.87%) WSUS
10 6 (1.60%) HP SIM
11 4 (1.07%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 3 (0.80%) AirWatch
13 2 (0.53%) HP Quality Center
13 2 (0.53%) SAP Afaria
13 2 (0.53%) SCOM
13 2 (0.53%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 118 (31.47%) VMware
2 96 (25.60%) Citrix
3 94 (25.07%) HP
4 67 (17.87%) AppSense
5 48 (12.80%) Oracle
6 39 (10.40%) SAP
7 32 (8.53%) ThinPrint
8 23 (6.13%) Symantec
9 19 (5.07%) ServiceNow
10 17 (4.53%) CA
10 17 (4.53%) IBM
11 16 (4.27%) Informatica
12 15 (4.00%) Axway
13 13 (3.47%) Red Hat
14 11 (2.93%) Genesys
14 11 (2.93%) Sun
15 8 (2.13%) Cisco
15 8 (2.13%) Lotus
16 7 (1.87%) Apple
17 6 (1.60%) Intel Security
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