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 1 September 2014 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 9 5 8
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 72 46 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 12.04% 12.17% 11.46%
As % of the Vendors category 25.81% 29.11% 25.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 14 20
Average daily rate
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£325 £271 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.81% -22.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £172 £95
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £375 £541
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 17 15
Average hourly rate £13.50 £18.90 £13.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% +42.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.30 £10.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £32.50 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -7.93%
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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
279 158 228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 46.66% 41.80% 45.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 64 102
Average daily rate £347 £363 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.14% +39.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £175 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £508 £419
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 25 18
Average hourly rate £27.50 £14.25 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+92.98% -33.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.90 £10.05 £10.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £32.50 £23.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.97 £19.30 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-1.73% +1.57%

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 1 September 2014.

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 1 September 2014.

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 1 September 2014. 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 +1 47 £350 +100.00% 35
Durham -6 16 £325 +14.03% 9
Northumberland - 1 - -
Cleveland - - - -
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, 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 56 (42.75%) Windows
2 46 (35.11%) .NET
3 43 (32.82%) MS Office
4 41 (31.30%) SQL
5 39 (29.77%) MS Excel
6 37 (28.24%) SQL Server
7 35 (26.72%) C#
8 30 (22.90%) SharePoint
8 30 (22.90%) Security Cleared
9 29 (22.14%) ASP.NET
10 22 (16.79%) Windows Server 2003
10 22 (16.79%) Finance
11 21 (16.03%) ITIL
11 21 (16.03%) SC Cleared
12 20 (15.27%) CRM
12 20 (15.27%) Active Directory
13 19 (14.50%) Business Intelligence
13 19 (14.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 19 (14.50%) Windows 7
14 18 (13.74%) SQL Server 2008
14 18 (13.74%) Change Management
14 18 (13.74%) Web Services
14 18 (13.74%) JavaScript
15 16 (12.21%) XML
15 16 (12.21%) Project Management
16 15 (11.45%) Windows XP
16 15 (11.45%) DHCP
16 15 (11.45%) Windows Server 2008
17 14 (10.69%) Service Management
17 14 (10.69%) Dynamics CRM

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, 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 (22.90%) SharePoint
2 9 (6.87%) SharePoint 2010
3 7 (5.34%) BizTalk Server
4 6 (4.58%) MS Exchange
5 5 (3.82%) IIS
6 4 (3.05%) IBM Notes
7 3 (2.29%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.76%) Apache
Applications
1 43 (32.82%) MS Office
2 39 (29.77%) MS Excel
3 9 (6.87%) InfoPath
4 7 (5.34%) MS Visio
5 4 (3.05%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (1.53%) MS Project
7 1 (0.76%) MicroStation
7 1 (0.76%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 14 (10.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.53%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.76%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.29%) Office 365
2 1 (0.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (11.45%) DHCP
2 11 (8.40%) DNS
3 8 (6.11%) Extranet
3 8 (6.11%) HTTP
4 7 (5.34%) Firewall
5 5 (3.82%) TCP/IP
6 4 (3.05%) LAN
6 4 (3.05%) WAN
7 3 (2.29%) Intranet
8 2 (1.53%) MPLS
8 2 (1.53%) DSL
8 2 (1.53%) VPN
9 1 (0.76%) UMTS
9 1 (0.76%) VoIP
9 1 (0.76%) WLAN
9 1 (0.76%) Internet
9 1 (0.76%) SAN
9 1 (0.76%) LDAP
9 1 (0.76%) GSM
9 1 (0.76%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (28.24%) SQL Server
2 19 (14.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 18 (13.74%) SQL Server 2008
4 12 (9.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 12 (9.16%) Relational Database
5 11 (8.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 10 (7.63%) SQL Server 2005
7 6 (4.58%) SAP BI
7 6 (4.58%) RDBMS
8 5 (3.82%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (3.05%) DTS
9 4 (3.05%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 2 (1.53%) SQL Server 2000
10 2 (1.53%) SQL Server 2012
11 1 (0.76%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.76%) Oracle Database 11g
11 1 (0.76%) EDRMS
11 1 (0.76%) IDOL
11 1 (0.76%) Oracle OWB
11 1 (0.76%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 5 (3.82%) Visual Studio
2 4 (3.05%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (2.29%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 22 (16.79%) Finance
2 7 (5.34%) Advertising
3 5 (3.82%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.29%) Publishing
4 3 (2.29%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (2.29%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.53%) Military
6 1 (0.76%) Banking
6 1 (0.76%) Legal
Job Titles
1 35 (26.72%) Developer
2 23 (17.56%) Analyst
3 13 (9.92%) SharePoint Developer
4 12 (9.16%) Project Manager
5 10 (7.63%) Support Engineer
6 8 (6.11%) Support Analyst
7 6 (4.58%) Consultant
7 6 (4.58%) Microsoft Developer
7 6 (4.58%) Wintel Engineer
8 5 (3.82%) Business Intelligence Manager
8 5 (3.82%) Programmer
8 5 (3.82%) Applications Support
8 5 (3.82%) 2nd Line Support
8 5 (3.82%) Administrator
9 4 (3.05%) Service Analyst
9 4 (3.05%) 1st Line Support
9 4 (3.05%) Support Specialist
9 4 (3.05%) Applications Specialist
9 4 (3.05%) Desktop Support
9 4 (3.05%) Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (35.11%) .NET
2 29 (22.14%) ASP.NET
3 18 (13.74%) Web Services
4 16 (12.21%) XML
5 12 (9.16%) jQuery
6 10 (7.63%) REST
6 10 (7.63%) HTML
7 7 (5.34%) CSS
8 6 (4.58%) WCF
8 6 (4.58%) CSS3
8 6 (4.58%) HTML5
9 5 (3.82%) .NET Framework
10 4 (3.05%) MDX
10 4 (3.05%) WF
10 4 (3.05%) AppFabric
11 3 (2.29%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 2 (1.53%) ASP.NET MVC
13 1 (0.76%) ASP.NET MVC 3
13 1 (0.76%) ASP.NET MVC 4
13 1 (0.76%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.40%) Clustering
2 7 (5.34%) N-Tier
2 7 (5.34%) NHS
3 6 (4.58%) Management Information System
3 6 (4.58%) IVR
4 4 (3.05%) Economics
5 2 (1.53%) Statistics
6 1 (0.76%) iPad
6 1 (0.76%) Handset
6 1 (0.76%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 56 (42.75%) Windows
2 22 (16.79%) Windows Server 2003
3 19 (14.50%) Windows 7
4 15 (11.45%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (11.45%) Windows XP
5 9 (6.87%) Windows 8
6 7 (5.34%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.53%) Linux
7 2 (1.53%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.76%) AIX
8 1 (0.76%) UNIX
8 1 (0.76%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.76%) Android
8 1 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (16.03%) ITIL
2 20 (15.27%) CRM
3 19 (14.50%) Business Intelligence
4 18 (13.74%) Change Management
5 16 (12.21%) Project Management
6 14 (10.69%) Service Management
7 10 (7.63%) B2B
8 9 (6.87%) PRINCE2
9 8 (6.11%) Service Delivery
10 7 (5.34%) Data Management
10 7 (5.34%) Problem Management
10 7 (5.34%) Integration Testing
11 6 (4.58%) Test Scripting
11 6 (4.58%) WFM
11 6 (4.58%) Incident Management
11 6 (4.58%) Programme Management
11 6 (4.58%) Change Control
11 6 (4.58%) Migration
11 6 (4.58%) Configuration Management
12 5 (3.82%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 41 (31.30%) SQL
2 35 (26.72%) C#
3 18 (13.74%) JavaScript
4 11 (8.40%) VB.NET
5 10 (7.63%) T-SQL
6 9 (6.87%) VBA
7 6 (4.58%) VBScript
7 6 (4.58%) VB
8 3 (2.29%) C
8 3 (2.29%) Java
8 3 (2.29%) MUMPS
8 3 (2.29%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.76%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.76%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 30 (22.90%) Security Cleared
2 21 (16.03%) SC Cleared
3 7 (5.34%) Degree
4 6 (4.58%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (3.82%) DV Cleared
6 3 (2.29%) MCSE
6 3 (2.29%) ISEB
7 1 (0.76%) MCP
7 1 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.76%) PMP
7 1 (0.76%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.29%) ISO 9000
1 3 (2.29%) HL7
2 2 (1.53%) QA
3 1 (0.76%) P3O
3 1 (0.76%) SLA
3 1 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 20 (15.27%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.29%) Hyper-V
3 3 (2.29%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 2 (1.53%) vSphere
4 2 (1.53%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.76%) DFS Replication
5 1 (0.76%) XenApp
5 1 (0.76%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.76%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 7 (5.34%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 4 (3.05%) Unicenter
2 4 (3.05%) NetBackup
3 2 (1.53%) WSUS
3 2 (1.53%) Netcool
4 1 (0.76%) MIIS
4 1 (0.76%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (0.76%) SCCM
4 1 (0.76%) SCOM
4 1 (0.76%) HP SIM
4 1 (0.76%) Puppet
4 1 (0.76%) OpenView
Vendors
1 9 (6.87%) Cisco
2 8 (6.11%) Oracle
2 8 (6.11%) CA
3 7 (5.34%) SAP
3 7 (5.34%) HP
3 7 (5.34%) VMware
4 6 (4.58%) Genesys
5 5 (3.82%) Citrix
6 4 (3.05%) Veritas
6 4 (3.05%) Lotus
7 3 (2.29%) InterSystems
8 2 (1.53%) NetApp
8 2 (1.53%) Dell
9 1 (0.76%) EMC
9 1 (0.76%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 1 (0.76%) Cognos
9 1 (0.76%) IBM
9 1 (0.76%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.76%) NEC
9 1 (0.76%) Draytek
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