The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Tyne and Wear region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 26 February 2017 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 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
North East / Tyne and Wear
Rank 7 16 7
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -9
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 101 69 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 14.21% 9.91% 12.53%
As % of the Vendors category 30.42% 23.63% 26.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 49 32
Median daily rate £363 £376 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.59% +25.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £159 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £500 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 4 1
Median hourly rate £12.50 £9.75 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.20% -15.21%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-9.67% +3.33%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Tyne and Wear region.

Vendors Category
Tyne and Wear
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
332 292 186
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 46.69% 41.95% 47.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 228 199 123
Median daily rate £370 £400 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% +13.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £263 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £560 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 8 8
Median hourly rate £21.50 £10.57 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+103.40% -8.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.32 £9.43 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.80 £19.80 £35.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Tyne and Wear region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft across the Tyne and Wear region.

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 26 February 2017.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Tyne and Wear region.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 26 February 2017.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

Microsoft
Contract Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 26 February 2017. 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 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
Newcastle upon Tyne +8 96 £356 -5.25% 20
Tyneside - 4 £508 -
Wallsend - 1 - -
Microsoft
North East

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, 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 Tyne and Wear region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 250 (63.61%) Windows
2 160 (40.71%) Active Directory
3 157 (39.95%) MS Excel
4 141 (35.88%) Security Cleared
5 125 (31.81%) ITIL
6 108 (27.48%) SC Cleared
7 103 (26.21%) SQL Server
8 98 (24.94%) Windows Server
9 88 (22.39%) DNS
10 83 (21.12%) SQL
11 82 (20.87%) Agile Software Development
12 76 (19.34%) DevOps
13 71 (18.07%) Linux
13 71 (18.07%) DHCP
14 69 (17.56%) .NET
15 68 (17.30%) Change Management
16 66 (16.79%) C#
17 62 (15.78%) Microsoft Certification
18 60 (15.27%) Analytical Skills
19 59 (15.01%) Unix
19 59 (15.01%) Problem Management
19 59 (15.01%) Open Source
19 59 (15.01%) SaaS
19 59 (15.01%) PaaS
19 59 (15.01%) IaaS
20 54 (13.74%) VMware
21 53 (13.49%) PRINCE2
21 53 (13.49%) PowerShell
22 52 (13.23%) MS PowerPoint
23 50 (12.72%) AIX

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear 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 50 (12.72%) SharePoint
2 38 (9.67%) WebSphere
3 34 (8.65%) MS Exchange
4 29 (7.38%) IIS
5 28 (7.12%) Skype for Business
6 26 (6.62%) Exchange Server 2010
6 26 (6.62%) Exchange Server 2013
7 23 (5.85%) OpenStack
8 21 (5.34%) WebLogic
9 17 (4.33%) SharePoint 2010
10 14 (3.56%) BizTalk Server
10 14 (3.56%) Office Communications Server
11 13 (3.31%) SAS
12 12 (3.05%) Exchange Server 2003
13 11 (2.80%) SharePoint 2013
14 10 (2.54%) Tuxedo
15 9 (2.29%) MQSeries
15 9 (2.29%) Oracle HTTP Server
15 9 (2.29%) WebSphere Application Server
16 7 (1.78%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 157 (39.95%) MS Excel
2 52 (13.23%) MS PowerPoint
3 35 (8.91%) MS Office
4 6 (1.53%) MS Project
4 6 (1.53%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 16 (4.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.02%) OpenText MBPM
3 3 (0.76%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 59 (15.01%) IaaS
1 59 (15.01%) PaaS
1 59 (15.01%) SaaS
2 32 (8.14%) Office 365
3 12 (3.05%) HP Helion
4 7 (1.78%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (1.53%) Google Cloud Platform
6 5 (1.27%) Amazon EC2
6 5 (1.27%) Google App Engine
6 5 (1.27%) Microsoft Azure
7 1 (0.25%) GitHub
7 1 (0.25%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 88 (22.39%) DNS
2 71 (18.07%) DHCP
3 29 (7.38%) LAN
4 28 (7.12%) WAN
5 27 (6.87%) TCP/IP
6 26 (6.62%) LDAP
7 24 (6.11%) Intranet
8 23 (5.85%) Skype
9 18 (4.58%) HTTP
9 18 (4.58%) Internet
10 13 (3.31%) HTTPS
10 13 (3.31%) Kerberos
10 13 (3.31%) NAS
10 13 (3.31%) SSL
10 13 (3.31%) X.500
11 12 (3.05%) Firewall
12 11 (2.80%) SAN
13 10 (2.54%) iSCSI
14 6 (1.53%) FTP
14 6 (1.53%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 103 (26.21%) SQL Server
2 27 (6.87%) Relational Database
3 15 (3.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 13 (3.31%) MongoDB
4 13 (3.31%) Oracle Reports
5 12 (3.05%) SQL Server 2008
6 11 (2.80%) DB2
7 10 (2.54%) Oracle Database
7 10 (2.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 8 (2.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 7 (1.78%) OLTP
10 6 (1.53%) Ingres
11 5 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
11 5 (1.27%) SAS Enterprise Guide
11 5 (1.27%) SQL Server 2005
12 4 (1.02%) GIS
12 4 (1.02%) SAS Enterprise Miner
12 4 (1.02%) SQL Server 2012
13 3 (0.76%) Oracle Database 12c
14 2 (0.51%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 13 (3.31%) Visual Studio
2 8 (2.04%) Jenkins
3 6 (1.53%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (1.27%) Travis CI
5 4 (1.02%) MSI
6 3 (0.76%) Cucumber
6 3 (0.76%) HP UFT
6 3 (0.76%) JIRA
6 3 (0.76%) JMeter
6 3 (0.76%) LoadRunner
6 3 (0.76%) NMock
6 3 (0.76%) Selenium
6 3 (0.76%) WiX
7 1 (0.25%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.25%) MSTest
7 1 (0.25%) StarTeam
7 1 (0.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 36 (9.16%) Finance
2 14 (3.56%) Advertising
3 5 (1.27%) Publishing
4 2 (0.51%) Legal
5 1 (0.25%) Banking
5 1 (0.25%) Billing
5 1 (0.25%) Games
5 1 (0.25%) German Language
5 1 (0.25%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 65 (16.54%) Developer
2 39 (9.92%) Support Engineer
3 36 (9.16%) Analyst
4 34 (8.65%) Architect
5 31 (7.89%) Administrator
6 28 (7.12%) Sitecore Developer
7 27 (6.87%) DBA
8 25 (6.36%) Solutions Architect
9 24 (6.11%) .NET Developer
9 24 (6.11%) Infrastructure Architect
10 19 (4.83%) Consultant
10 19 (4.83%) Operations Engineer
11 18 (4.58%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
12 16 (4.07%) Wintel Engineer
13 15 (3.82%) Support Analyst
14 14 (3.56%) Active Directory Engineer
14 14 (3.56%) Senior Operations Engineer
15 13 (3.31%) Migration Engineer
15 13 (3.31%) SQL DBA
16 12 (3.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (17.56%) .NET
2 47 (11.96%) ASP.NET
3 30 (7.63%) XML
4 24 (6.11%) HTML
5 18 (4.58%) Middleware
6 12 (3.05%) .NET Framework
7 10 (2.54%) CSS
8 9 (2.29%) IBM Integration Bus
9 8 (2.04%) J2EE
9 8 (2.04%) jQuery
9 8 (2.04%) Web Services
10 5 (1.27%) Ajax
10 5 (1.27%) LINQ
10 5 (1.27%) Servlets
10 5 (1.27%) WPF
11 4 (1.02%) Entity Framework
11 4 (1.02%) SignalR
12 3 (0.76%) AngularJS
12 3 (0.76%) HTML5
12 3 (0.76%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 60 (15.27%) Analytical Skills
2 48 (12.21%) Data Centre
3 34 (8.65%) Management Information System
4 31 (7.89%) Computer Science
5 27 (6.87%) Private Cloud
6 20 (5.09%) Clustering
7 16 (4.07%) Enterprise Software
8 15 (3.82%) PKI
9 14 (3.56%) Replication
10 11 (2.80%) Tandem
11 7 (1.78%) Blackberry
12 5 (1.27%) Mobile App
13 3 (0.76%) Fat Client
13 3 (0.76%) Public Cloud
13 3 (0.76%) Thin Client
14 2 (0.51%) FlexPod
15 1 (0.25%) Driving Licence
15 1 (0.25%) NHS
15 1 (0.25%) Video Conferencing
15 1 (0.25%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 250 (63.61%) Windows
2 98 (24.94%) Windows Server
3 71 (18.07%) Linux
4 59 (15.01%) Unix
5 50 (12.72%) AIX
6 49 (12.47%) Windows 7
7 48 (12.21%) Windows XP
8 46 (11.70%) Windows Server 2008
9 41 (10.43%) Windows Server 2012
10 38 (9.67%) Windows Server 2003
11 26 (6.62%) Windows 2000
12 16 (4.07%) Solaris
13 15 (3.82%) Android
14 14 (3.56%) Apple iOS
15 12 (3.05%) Windows 8
16 9 (2.29%) OS/390
16 9 (2.29%) Windows 10
17 6 (1.53%) VME
18 5 (1.27%) Windows Mobile
19 3 (0.76%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (31.81%) ITIL
2 82 (20.87%) Agile Software Development
3 76 (19.34%) DevOps
4 68 (17.30%) Change Management
5 59 (15.01%) Open Source
5 59 (15.01%) Problem Management
6 53 (13.49%) PRINCE2
7 48 (12.21%) Data Management
8 43 (10.94%) Migration
9 38 (9.67%) Service Management
10 37 (9.41%) ITSM
11 32 (8.14%) Scrum
12 31 (7.89%) MVC
12 31 (7.89%) Virtual Environments
13 30 (7.63%) Network Design
14 29 (7.38%) TDD
15 28 (7.12%) Operational Acceptance Testing
15 28 (7.12%) Release Management
16 27 (6.87%) Virtual Infrastructure
17 25 (6.36%) Matrix Organization
Programming Languages
1 83 (21.12%) SQL
2 66 (16.79%) C#
3 53 (13.49%) PowerShell
4 40 (10.18%) JavaScript
5 32 (8.14%) Java
6 25 (6.36%) C
7 19 (4.83%) VB
8 15 (3.82%) T-SQL
9 7 (1.78%) Python
9 7 (1.78%) VB.NET
10 6 (1.53%) COBOL
10 6 (1.53%) Perl
11 5 (1.27%) Jython
12 4 (1.02%) Shell Script
13 3 (0.76%) C++
13 3 (0.76%) Ruby
13 3 (0.76%) VBScript
14 1 (0.25%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 1 (0.25%) VB6
Qualifications
1 141 (35.88%) Security Cleared
2 108 (27.48%) SC Cleared
3 62 (15.78%) Microsoft Certification
4 43 (10.94%) Degree
4 43 (10.94%) MCSE
5 31 (7.89%) BPSS Clearance
6 20 (5.09%) ITIL Certification
7 18 (4.58%) MCSA
8 9 (2.29%) DV Cleared
8 9 (2.29%) MCP
8 9 (2.29%) MCTS
9 4 (1.02%) ECDL
10 3 (0.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 2 (0.51%) IBM Certification
12 1 (0.25%) A+ Certification
12 1 (0.25%) ISTQB
12 1 (0.25%) MCDST
12 1 (0.25%) PMI Certification
12 1 (0.25%) PMP
12 1 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (9.67%) SLA
2 22 (5.60%) Disclosure Scotland
3 5 (1.27%) PMO
4 4 (1.02%) QA
5 3 (0.76%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 160 (40.71%) Active Directory
2 41 (10.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (6.11%) Microsoft App-V
4 17 (4.33%) Hyper-V
5 15 (3.82%) XenApp
6 13 (3.31%) VMware ESXi
6 13 (3.31%) vSphere
7 8 (2.04%) VMware Workstation
8 7 (1.78%) XenDesktop
8 7 (1.78%) XenServer
9 5 (1.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 5 (1.27%) Virtual Servers
9 5 (1.27%) Xen
10 3 (0.76%) Firmware
10 3 (0.76%) Oracle Clusterware
11 2 (0.51%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 2 (0.51%) VMware ESX
12 1 (0.25%) KVM
12 1 (0.25%) NFS
12 1 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 36 (9.16%) SCCM
2 13 (3.31%) HP SiteScope
3 10 (2.54%) Puppet
3 10 (2.54%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 9 (2.29%) HP Operations Orchestration
4 9 (2.29%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 7 (1.78%) WSUS
6 6 (1.53%) Microsoft Clustering
6 6 (1.53%) SCOrch
7 5 (1.27%) AirWatch
7 5 (1.27%) BladeLogic
8 4 (1.02%) Oracle RMAN
9 3 (0.76%) Data Guard
9 3 (0.76%) NetBackup
10 1 (0.25%) Backup Exec
10 1 (0.25%) EMC NetWorker
10 1 (0.25%) McAfee ePO
10 1 (0.25%) Netcool
10 1 (0.25%) PureDisk
10 1 (0.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 54 (13.74%) VMware
2 45 (11.45%) HP
3 31 (7.89%) Oracle
3 31 (7.89%) Sitecore
4 27 (6.87%) Citrix
5 21 (5.34%) AppSense
6 12 (3.05%) IBM
7 10 (2.54%) CA
7 10 (2.54%) Cisco
8 9 (2.29%) Dell
9 7 (1.78%) Symantec
9 7 (1.78%) Trend Micro
9 7 (1.78%) Veritas
10 6 (1.53%) Google
10 6 (1.53%) ThinPrint
11 5 (1.27%) BMC
11 5 (1.27%) Sun
12 4 (1.02%) Axway
12 4 (1.02%) Informatica
12 4 (1.02%) NetApp
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