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 10 February 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.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 14 3 2
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 91 98 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 9.87% 15.76% 24.01%
As % of the Vendors category 24.80% 31.01% 40.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 70 46
Average daily rate £373 £350 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.42% +37.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £153 £275 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £430 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 26
Average hourly rate £11.04 £11.50 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.04% -56.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.39 £11.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.08 £11.50 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
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
367 316 266
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 39.80% 50.80% 58.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 198 147
Average daily rate £400 £365 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% +40.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £257 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £409
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 13 32
Average hourly rate £19.50 £14.80 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.75% +5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.95 £12.10 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £33.00 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +6.06%

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 10 February 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 10 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the North East region over the 3 months to 10 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -10 70 £373 +19.67% 52
Durham -3 17 £331 -5.35% 5
Northumberland - 2 £525 - 1
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 (35.06%) SQL Server
2 76 (30.28%) Windows
2 76 (30.28%) MS Excel
3 73 (29.08%) .NET
4 65 (25.90%) SQL
5 58 (23.11%) Security Cleared
6 54 (21.51%) Oracle
7 48 (19.12%) ITIL
8 46 (18.33%) MS Office
9 45 (17.93%) Java
10 43 (17.13%) Business Intelligence
10 43 (17.13%) SSL
10 43 (17.13%) WebSphere
11 42 (16.73%) Agile Software Development
12 40 (15.94%) SC Cleared
13 39 (15.54%) C++
13 39 (15.54%) IIS
14 38 (15.14%) C#
14 38 (15.14%) DNS
14 38 (15.14%) Configuration Management
15 37 (14.74%) Informatica
15 37 (14.74%) J2EE
15 37 (14.74%) Linux
16 36 (14.34%) DHCP
16 36 (14.34%) Service Delivery
17 35 (13.94%) VMware
17 35 (13.94%) Apache
17 35 (13.94%) JavaScript
17 35 (13.94%) T-SQL
18 32 (12.75%) FTP

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 43 (17.13%) WebSphere
2 39 (15.54%) IIS
3 35 (13.94%) Apache
4 28 (11.16%) Jetty
4 28 (11.16%) nginx
4 28 (11.16%) Tomcat
5 26 (10.36%) SharePoint
6 20 (7.97%) Oracle Application Server
6 20 (7.97%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 20 (7.97%) WebSphere Application Server
7 11 (4.38%) Oracle 10gAS
8 10 (3.98%) PowerExchange
9 9 (3.59%) AquaLogic
9 9 (3.59%) MQSeries
9 9 (3.59%) SAS
9 9 (3.59%) Tuxedo
9 9 (3.59%) WebLogic
10 8 (3.19%) MS Exchange
10 8 (3.19%) Node.js
11 6 (2.39%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 76 (30.28%) MS Excel
2 46 (18.33%) MS Office
3 13 (5.18%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (3.59%) MS Project
5 7 (2.79%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.40%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.40%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 20 (7.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.40%) BigMachines
2 1 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.40%) Primavera
2 1 (0.40%) Sage X3
2 1 (0.40%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 17 (6.77%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (5.98%) Amazon EC2
2 15 (5.98%) Google App Engine
2 15 (5.98%) Google Cloud Platform
3 14 (5.58%) Cloud Computing
4 9 (3.59%) Office 365
5 4 (1.59%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.40%) GitHub
6 1 (0.40%) IaaS
6 1 (0.40%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.40%) PaaS
6 1 (0.40%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 43 (17.13%) SSL
2 38 (15.14%) DNS
3 36 (14.34%) DHCP
4 32 (12.75%) FTP
4 32 (12.75%) TCP/IP
5 30 (11.95%) HTTP
6 26 (10.36%) IPsec
7 9 (3.59%) LAN
8 8 (3.19%) WAN
9 6 (2.39%) Firewall
9 6 (2.39%) Internet
9 6 (2.39%) Kerberos
9 6 (2.39%) WinSCP
10 5 (1.99%) SAN
10 5 (1.99%) VPN
11 4 (1.59%) VoIP
12 3 (1.20%) HTTPS
12 3 (1.20%) Intranet
12 3 (1.20%) Network Security
12 3 (1.20%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (35.06%) SQL Server
2 31 (12.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 25 (9.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 17 (6.77%) Oracle Database
4 17 (6.77%) SQL Server 2005
4 17 (6.77%) SQL Server 2008
5 15 (5.98%) Oracle Database 11g
5 15 (5.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 13 (5.18%) BusinessObjects
7 11 (4.38%) PowerCenter
8 8 (3.19%) MS Access
9 6 (2.39%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
9 6 (2.39%) DB2
9 6 (2.39%) Easytrieve
9 6 (2.39%) Relational Database
10 5 (1.99%) Data Mining
10 5 (1.99%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 4 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
12 3 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
13 2 (0.80%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 28 (11.16%) Jenkins
2 23 (9.16%) ERwin
3 15 (5.98%) Visual Studio
4 11 (4.38%) Log4j
5 6 (2.39%) Eclipse
6 4 (1.59%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.80%) HP UFT
7 2 (0.80%) JIRA
7 2 (0.80%) Selenium
8 1 (0.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.40%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.40%) FishEye
8 1 (0.40%) Git (software)
8 1 (0.40%) Jasmine
8 1 (0.40%) MSI
8 1 (0.40%) PVCS
8 1 (0.40%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.40%) TestDirector
8 1 (0.40%) WebDriver
8 1 (0.40%) WinRunner
General
1 29 (11.55%) Finance
2 12 (4.78%) Legal
3 11 (4.38%) Advertising
4 9 (3.59%) Banking
5 5 (1.99%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.80%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.80%) Marketing
6 2 (0.80%) Publishing
7 1 (0.40%) Billing
Job Titles
1 72 (28.69%) Developer
2 23 (9.16%) Analyst
3 20 (7.97%) .NET Developer
4 17 (6.77%) Microsoft Developer
5 15 (5.98%) Project Manager
6 14 (5.58%) SQL Developer
7 13 (5.18%) Tester
8 11 (4.38%) Applications Developer
8 11 (4.38%) CRM Developer
8 11 (4.38%) ETL Tester
9 10 (3.98%) C# .NET Developer
9 10 (3.98%) C# Developer
9 10 (3.98%) Dynamics CRM Developer
10 9 (3.59%) Architect
11 8 (3.19%) 1st Line Support
11 8 (3.19%) Consultant
12 7 (2.79%) Lead Developer
12 7 (2.79%) Senior Developer
12 7 (2.79%) Service Analyst
12 7 (2.79%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (29.08%) .NET
2 37 (14.74%) J2EE
3 27 (10.76%) ASP.NET
3 27 (10.76%) Servlets
4 20 (7.97%) HTML
5 19 (7.57%) Web Services
6 15 (5.98%) CSS
7 13 (5.18%) jQuery
8 12 (4.78%) Middleware
9 11 (4.38%) HTML5
10 10 (3.98%) XML
11 9 (3.59%) IBM Integration Bus
12 7 (2.79%) MDX
13 6 (2.39%) .NET Framework
13 6 (2.39%) ADO.NET
13 6 (2.39%) AngularJS
13 6 (2.39%) ISPF
13 6 (2.39%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 3 (1.20%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 3 (1.20%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 22 (8.76%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (3.98%) Management Information System
2 10 (3.98%) N-Tier
3 7 (2.79%) Freedom of Information
3 7 (2.79%) Statistics
4 6 (2.39%) IBM Mainframe
4 6 (2.39%) Mainframe
4 6 (2.39%) VSAM
5 5 (1.99%) Data Centre
5 5 (1.99%) Driving Licence
6 4 (1.59%) Clustering
6 4 (1.59%) NHS
7 3 (1.20%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (0.80%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.80%) Public Cloud
8 2 (0.80%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.40%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (0.40%) Graphic Design
9 1 (0.40%) Social Media
9 1 (0.40%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 76 (30.28%) Windows
2 37 (14.74%) Linux
3 28 (11.16%) Windows Server
4 21 (8.37%) AIX
5 20 (7.97%) Solaris
6 16 (6.37%) Windows Server 2008
7 15 (5.98%) Windows Server 2003
8 13 (5.18%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (3.98%) Unix
9 10 (3.98%) Windows 7
10 9 (3.59%) OS/390
11 8 (3.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 6 (2.39%) MVS
12 6 (2.39%) Windows XP
13 3 (1.20%) Windows 10
14 1 (0.40%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.40%) CentOS
14 1 (0.40%) Fedora
14 1 (0.40%) Oracle Linux
14 1 (0.40%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (19.12%) ITIL
2 43 (17.13%) Business Intelligence
3 42 (16.73%) Agile Software Development
4 38 (15.14%) Configuration Management
5 36 (14.34%) Service Delivery
6 32 (12.75%) ETL
7 30 (11.95%) Continuous Integration
7 30 (11.95%) Service Management
8 26 (10.36%) CRM
9 24 (9.56%) Data Modelling
9 24 (9.56%) Project Management
10 20 (7.97%) Migration
10 20 (7.97%) Test Scripting
11 19 (7.57%) Problem Management
12 16 (6.37%) Automated Testing
12 16 (6.37%) DevOps
12 16 (6.37%) Web Operations
13 15 (5.98%) Change Management
13 15 (5.98%) PRINCE2
14 14 (5.58%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 65 (25.90%) SQL
2 45 (17.93%) Java
3 39 (15.54%) C++
4 38 (15.14%) C#
5 35 (13.94%) JavaScript
5 35 (13.94%) T-SQL
6 26 (10.36%) PL/SQL
7 18 (7.17%) C
7 18 (7.17%) VBA
8 16 (6.37%) Perl
9 14 (5.58%) VBScript
10 12 (4.78%) VB.NET
11 11 (4.38%) VB
12 7 (2.79%) PowerShell
13 6 (2.39%) Assembly Language
13 6 (2.39%) CLIST
13 6 (2.39%) COBOL
13 6 (2.39%) JCL
13 6 (2.39%) REXX
14 3 (1.20%) VB6
Qualifications
1 58 (23.11%) Security Cleared
2 40 (15.94%) SC Cleared
3 9 (3.59%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (3.19%) Degree
4 8 (3.19%) ISEB
5 5 (1.99%) BPSS Clearance
5 5 (1.99%) DV Cleared
6 4 (1.59%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 3 (1.20%) MCP
7 3 (1.20%) MCSA
7 3 (1.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.80%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.80%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.80%) MCSE
8 2 (0.80%) MCTS
8 2 (0.80%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.40%) A+ Certification
9 1 (0.40%) MCITP
9 1 (0.40%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.79%) Disclosure Scotland
2 6 (2.39%) Data Quality
3 5 (1.99%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.80%) SLA
5 1 (0.40%) QA
System Software
1 30 (11.95%) Active Directory
1 30 (11.95%) VMware Infrastructure
2 27 (10.76%) Xen
3 6 (2.39%) Oracle RAC
3 6 (2.39%) Time Sharing Option
4 4 (1.59%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.20%) vSphere
6 2 (0.80%) Terminal Server
6 2 (0.80%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.40%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.40%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.40%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.40%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (3.98%) SCCM
2 4 (1.59%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.59%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 4 (1.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 4 (1.59%) WSUS
3 3 (1.20%) Netcool
4 2 (0.80%) HP Operations Orchestration
4 2 (0.80%) Puppet
5 1 (0.40%) DameWare
5 1 (0.40%) logstash
5 1 (0.40%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.40%) yum
Vendors
1 54 (21.51%) Oracle
2 37 (14.74%) Informatica
3 35 (13.94%) VMware
4 20 (7.97%) Axway
5 16 (6.37%) HP
5 16 (6.37%) IBM
6 15 (5.98%) Google
6 15 (5.98%) Sun
7 11 (4.38%) Genesys
8 9 (3.59%) Cisco
8 9 (3.59%) Fujitsu
8 9 (3.59%) Metastorm
8 9 (3.59%) Red Hat
9 8 (3.19%) CA
9 8 (3.19%) SAP
10 6 (2.39%) Micro Focus
10 6 (2.39%) Siebel
10 6 (2.39%) Twitter
11 4 (1.59%) Citrix
12 3 (1.20%) Dell
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