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 23 August 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
23 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 5 4 9
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 288 149 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 21.93% 14.94% 11.52%
As % of the Vendors category 36.73% 38.30% 25.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 70 39
Median daily rate £270 £300 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £208 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £448 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 10 8
Median hourly rate £27.00 £12.93 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+108.85% -2.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.94 £9.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £26.45 £31.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+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
784 389 274
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 59.71% 39.02% 45.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 506 192 169
Median daily rate £285 £315 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £243 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £402 £500 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 31 18
Median hourly rate £28.00 £25.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.80% -15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.35 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £37.70 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%

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 23 August 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 23 August 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 23 August 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 +4 262 £273 -11.93% 43
Durham -4 20 £175 -41.66% 3
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 23 August 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.

1 383 (70.02%) Windows
2 283 (51.74%) Active Directory
3 265 (48.45%) Security Cleared
4 245 (44.79%) Windows Server
5 228 (41.68%) SC Cleared
6 222 (40.59%) ITIL
7 199 (36.38%) DHCP
8 192 (35.10%) VMware
9 179 (32.72%) DNS
10 170 (31.08%) HP
10 170 (31.08%) Citrix
11 131 (23.95%) MS Excel
11 131 (23.95%) Degree
12 128 (23.40%) SQL
13 126 (23.03%) BPSS Clearance
14 125 (22.85%) SQL Server
14 125 (22.85%) Computer Science
15 123 (22.49%) Windows Server 2008
15 123 (22.49%) Service Delivery
16 120 (21.94%) Microsoft Certification
17 117 (21.39%) Microsoft App-V
18 116 (21.21%) Windows Server 2003
19 112 (20.48%) Disclosure Scotland
20 106 (19.38%) AppSense
21 102 (18.65%) XenApp
22 101 (18.46%) VMware Infrastructure
23 100 (18.28%) Oracle
24 94 (17.18%) Unix
25 93 (17.00%) Solaris
25 93 (17.00%) Change Management

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 74 (13.53%) MS Exchange
2 72 (13.16%) IIS
3 65 (11.88%) Exchange Server 2010
4 58 (10.60%) WebLogic
5 53 (9.69%) Skype for Business
6 52 (9.51%) SharePoint
7 45 (8.23%) Exchange Server 2013
8 28 (5.12%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 24 (4.39%) Apache
9 24 (4.39%) Office Communications Server
10 22 (4.02%) IBM Notes
10 22 (4.02%) OpenStack
11 21 (3.84%) SharePoint 2010
11 21 (3.84%) SharePoint 2013
12 18 (3.29%) WebSphere
13 16 (2.93%) Tuxedo
14 15 (2.74%) MQSeries
14 15 (2.74%) WebSphere Application Server
15 13 (2.38%) Oracle Application Server
16 11 (2.01%) AquaLogic
Applications
1 131 (23.95%) MS Excel
2 78 (14.26%) MS Office
3 20 (3.66%) MS Project
4 10 (1.83%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (1.65%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.37%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 11 (2.01%) OpenText MBPM
2 7 (1.28%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 43 (7.86%) Office 365
2 6 (1.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.73%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.37%) DigitalOcean
4 2 (0.37%) GitHub
4 2 (0.37%) Google Analytics
4 2 (0.37%) Google App Engine
4 2 (0.37%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (0.37%) Linode
5 1 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.18%) IaaS
5 1 (0.18%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.18%) PaaS
5 1 (0.18%) SaaS
5 1 (0.18%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 199 (36.38%) DHCP
2 179 (32.72%) DNS
3 42 (7.68%) Firewall
4 28 (5.12%) Skype
5 22 (4.02%) Intranet
6 21 (3.84%) Internet
7 20 (3.66%) HTTP
7 20 (3.66%) TCP/IP
8 17 (3.11%) SSL
9 12 (2.19%) 3G
9 12 (2.19%) Wi-Fi
10 8 (1.46%) SAN
10 8 (1.46%) VPN
11 7 (1.28%) NetScaler
12 5 (0.91%) HTTPS
12 5 (0.91%) VoIP
13 4 (0.73%) SNMP
13 4 (0.73%) Unified Communications
14 2 (0.37%) Ethernet
14 2 (0.37%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 125 (22.85%) SQL Server
2 34 (6.22%) SQL Server 2008
3 28 (5.12%) SQL Server 2005
4 25 (4.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 24 (4.39%) SQL Server 2012
6 21 (3.84%) BusinessObjects
6 21 (3.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 13 (2.38%) Relational Database
8 11 (2.01%) RDBMS
9 10 (1.83%) Data Warehouse
10 9 (1.65%) MySQL
10 9 (1.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 7 (1.28%) SQL Server 2000
12 6 (1.10%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
13 5 (0.91%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 4 (0.73%) Oracle Database
14 4 (0.73%) Oracle Database 11g
15 3 (0.55%) Data Mining
15 3 (0.55%) PostgreSQL
16 2 (0.37%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 41 (7.50%) MSI
2 6 (1.10%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 4 (0.73%) ERwin
3 4 (0.73%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (0.73%) Visual Studio
4 3 (0.55%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.37%) GitLab
5 2 (0.37%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.37%) Subversion
5 2 (0.37%) Travis CI
5 2 (0.37%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.18%) NMock
6 1 (0.18%) StarTeam
6 1 (0.18%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.18%) WiX
General
1 33 (6.03%) Finance
2 15 (2.74%) Manufacturing
3 9 (1.65%) Advertising
4 5 (0.91%) Billing
5 3 (0.55%) Marketing
6 2 (0.37%) Publishing
7 1 (0.18%) Banking
7 1 (0.18%) Legal
7 1 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.18%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 108 (19.74%) Support Engineer
2 38 (6.95%) Analyst
3 28 (5.12%) Virtualisation Engineer
3 28 (5.12%) Wintel Engineer
4 26 (4.75%) Desktop Engineer
4 26 (4.75%) Support Specialist
5 25 (4.57%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 25 (4.57%) Project Manager
6 24 (4.39%) Developer
7 23 (4.20%) 3rd Line Support
8 22 (4.02%) Wintel Support
9 20 (3.66%) Consultant
9 20 (3.66%) Desktop Support
9 20 (3.66%) Messaging Support
10 17 (3.11%) Citrix Engineer
10 17 (3.11%) Middleware Engineer
11 16 (2.93%) Storage Engineer
12 15 (2.74%) 2nd Line Support
12 15 (2.74%) Server Support
12 15 (2.74%) Unix Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (9.69%) Middleware
2 23 (4.20%) .NET
3 17 (3.11%) ASP.NET
4 15 (2.74%) IBM Integration Bus
4 15 (2.74%) J2EE
5 11 (2.01%) Web Services
6 7 (1.28%) HTML
6 7 (1.28%) XML
7 6 (1.10%) MDX
8 5 (0.91%) HTML5
9 4 (0.73%) .NET Framework
9 4 (0.73%) Classic ASP
9 4 (0.73%) jQuery
10 3 (0.55%) CSS
10 3 (0.55%) Regular Expression
11 2 (0.37%) ADO.NET
11 2 (0.37%) D3.js
11 2 (0.37%) LAPP Stack
11 2 (0.37%) REST
11 2 (0.37%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 125 (22.85%) Computer Science
2 60 (10.97%) Management Information System
3 58 (10.60%) Analytical Skills
4 46 (8.41%) Clustering
5 24 (4.39%) Data Centre
6 14 (2.56%) Visualisation
7 13 (2.38%) Blackberry
7 13 (2.38%) Economics
8 12 (2.19%) Fat Client
8 12 (2.19%) PKI
8 12 (2.19%) Thin Client
9 11 (2.01%) Replication
10 9 (1.65%) CMDB
11 7 (1.28%) CESG
11 7 (1.28%) Cryptography
11 7 (1.28%) Private Cloud
12 5 (0.91%) IVR
12 5 (0.91%) Mainframe
12 5 (0.91%) N-Tier
13 4 (0.73%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 383 (70.02%) Windows
2 245 (44.79%) Windows Server
3 123 (22.49%) Windows Server 2008
4 116 (21.21%) Windows Server 2003
5 94 (17.18%) Unix
6 93 (17.00%) Solaris
7 88 (16.09%) AIX
8 48 (8.78%) Windows Server 2012
9 44 (8.04%) Linux
10 43 (7.86%) Windows 7
11 27 (4.94%) HPUX
12 24 (4.39%) Android
12 24 (4.39%) Apple iOS
13 15 (2.74%) OS/390
14 12 (2.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 11 (2.01%) Windows Phone
16 10 (1.83%) Windows 8
17 7 (1.28%) Windows 10
18 6 (1.10%) Windows XP
19 4 (0.73%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 222 (40.59%) ITIL
2 123 (22.49%) Service Delivery
3 93 (17.00%) Change Management
4 85 (15.54%) Incident Management
5 83 (15.17%) Problem Management
6 82 (14.99%) Project Management
7 75 (13.71%) Release Management
8 67 (12.25%) Root Cause Analysis
9 63 (11.52%) Software Delivery
10 49 (8.96%) QMS
11 40 (7.31%) Quality Management
12 39 (7.13%) Business Continuity
13 36 (6.58%) Migration
14 34 (6.22%) Configuration Management
15 33 (6.03%) Change Control
15 33 (6.03%) Content Management
16 29 (5.30%) SOA
17 24 (4.39%) Server Building
18 23 (4.20%) High Availability
18 23 (4.20%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 128 (23.40%) SQL
2 84 (15.36%) PowerShell
3 51 (9.32%) T-SQL
4 42 (7.68%) VBScript
5 36 (6.58%) VB
6 24 (4.39%) Java
7 20 (3.66%) C#
8 17 (3.11%) C
8 17 (3.11%) Perl
9 15 (2.74%) C++
10 8 (1.46%) JavaScript
11 5 (0.91%) Python
11 5 (0.91%) VB.NET
11 5 (0.91%) VBA
12 4 (0.73%) PL/SQL
13 3 (0.55%) Bourne shell
13 3 (0.55%) JCL
13 3 (0.55%) Korn
13 3 (0.55%) PHP
13 3 (0.55%) REXX
Qualifications
1 265 (48.45%) Security Cleared
2 228 (41.68%) SC Cleared
3 131 (23.95%) Degree
4 126 (23.03%) BPSS Clearance
5 120 (21.94%) Microsoft Certification
6 47 (8.59%) MCSE
7 12 (2.19%) MCP
8 10 (1.83%) MCITP
8 10 (1.83%) MCSA
8 10 (1.83%) MCTS
9 7 (1.28%) ITIL Certification
9 7 (1.28%) MCDBA
9 7 (1.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 6 (1.10%) PMP
11 5 (0.91%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (0.91%) CISSP
12 3 (0.55%) DV Cleared
12 3 (0.55%) ISEB
12 3 (0.55%) PMI Certification
13 2 (0.37%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 112 (20.48%) Disclosure Scotland
2 66 (12.07%) SLA
3 38 (6.95%) ISO 9001
4 6 (1.10%) QA
5 4 (0.73%) GxP
6 2 (0.37%) Data Quality
System Software
1 283 (51.74%) Active Directory
2 117 (21.39%) Microsoft App-V
3 102 (18.65%) XenApp
4 101 (18.46%) VMware Infrastructure
5 85 (15.54%) XenDesktop
6 79 (14.44%) XenServer
7 44 (8.04%) Hyper-V
8 24 (4.39%) vSphere
9 21 (3.84%) Terminal Services
10 11 (2.01%) Virtual Servers
11 10 (1.83%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 7 (1.28%) Brightmail
12 7 (1.28%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 5 (0.91%) Xen
14 2 (0.37%) Virtual Machines
14 2 (0.37%) VirtualBox
15 1 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
15 1 (0.18%) VMware ESX
15 1 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
15 1 (0.18%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 72 (13.16%) SCCM
2 67 (12.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 40 (7.31%) XenMobile
4 39 (7.13%) Microsoft Clustering
5 33 (6.03%) EdgeSight
5 33 (6.03%) SafeCom
6 32 (5.85%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 30 (5.48%) NetBackup
8 27 (4.94%) Perfmon
9 26 (4.75%) Tivoli
10 23 (4.20%) HP Data Protector
10 23 (4.20%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 21 (3.84%) OpenView
12 14 (2.56%) HP SIM
13 11 (2.01%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 9 (1.65%) AirWatch
15 6 (1.10%) SCOM
15 6 (1.10%) WSUS
16 4 (0.73%) Puppet
16 4 (0.73%) SAP Afaria
Vendors
1 192 (35.10%) VMware
2 170 (31.08%) Citrix
2 170 (31.08%) HP
3 106 (19.38%) AppSense
4 100 (18.28%) Oracle
5 50 (9.14%) SAP
5 50 (9.14%) ServiceNow
6 49 (8.96%) ThinPrint
7 38 (6.95%) Symantec
8 33 (6.03%) CA
9 23 (4.20%) IBM
10 22 (4.02%) Lotus
11 15 (2.74%) TIBCO
12 14 (2.56%) Intel Security
12 14 (2.56%) Red Hat
13 13 (2.38%) Fujitsu
14 12 (2.19%) Apple
14 12 (2.19%) Sun
14 12 (2.19%) Trend Micro
15 11 (2.01%) Axway
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