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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 30 April 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
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 8 4 8
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 166 90 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 16.99% 15.65% 15.71%
As % of the Vendors category 31.09% 36.00% 29.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 47 52
Average daily rate £285 £288 £230
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.86% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £190 £186
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £451 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 14 4
Average hourly rate £28.00 £12.18 £10.93
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+129.93% +11.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.60 £11.00 £10.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.20 £24.65 £13.21
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.89%
Microsoft
North East

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
534 250 291
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 54.66% 43.48% 53.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 347 148 203
Average daily rate £290 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.50% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £248 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £495 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 25 5
Average hourly rate £28.00 £12.36 £11.36
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+126.62% +8.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.60 £9.50 £10.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £25.50 £15.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Tyne and Wear region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 30 April 2016.

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 30 April 2016.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 30 April 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
Newcastle upon Tyne +1 162 £285 +3.63% 35
Sunderland -11 3 - -
Microsoft
North East

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Tyne and Wear 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.

1 135 (57.45%) Windows
2 93 (39.57%) Security Cleared
3 84 (35.74%) DHCP
4 83 (35.32%) Active Directory
5 80 (34.04%) ITIL
6 75 (31.91%) SC Cleared
7 72 (30.64%) VMware
8 70 (29.79%) Windows Server
9 68 (28.94%) DNS
10 55 (23.40%) SQL Server
11 54 (22.98%) HP
11 54 (22.98%) Citrix
12 48 (20.43%) .NET
12 48 (20.43%) Windows Server 2003
13 47 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
13 47 (20.00%) Degree
14 45 (19.15%) Microsoft App-V
14 45 (19.15%) MS Excel
14 45 (19.15%) BPSS Clearance
15 44 (18.72%) AppSense
15 44 (18.72%) VMware Infrastructure
15 44 (18.72%) Computer Science
16 43 (18.30%) Service Delivery
16 43 (18.30%) IIS
17 42 (17.87%) SQL
17 42 (17.87%) Project Management
17 42 (17.87%) XenApp
18 39 (16.60%) MS Office
19 38 (16.17%) Solaris
19 38 (16.17%) Disclosure Scotland

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Tyne and Wear 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 (18.30%) IIS
2 28 (11.91%) WebSphere
3 27 (11.49%) SharePoint
4 24 (10.21%) Apache
5 21 (8.94%) MS Exchange
6 18 (7.66%) Exchange Server 2010
6 18 (7.66%) Oracle Application Server
6 18 (7.66%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 18 (7.66%) WebSphere Application Server
7 17 (7.23%) Skype for Business
8 15 (6.38%) Jetty
8 15 (6.38%) nginx
8 15 (6.38%) Tomcat
9 11 (4.68%) Oracle 10gAS
9 11 (4.68%) WebLogic
10 10 (4.26%) PowerExchange
11 9 (3.83%) Exchange Server 2013
12 8 (3.40%) Tuxedo
13 7 (2.98%) MQSeries
13 7 (2.98%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 45 (19.15%) MS Excel
2 39 (16.60%) MS Office
3 6 (2.55%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (2.55%) MS Project
3 6 (2.55%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.28%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 18 (7.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (2.13%) OpenText MBPM
3 1 (0.43%) BigMachines
3 1 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.43%) Primavera
3 1 (0.43%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 10 (4.26%) Office 365
2 2 (0.85%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.85%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.85%) Google App Engine
2 2 (0.85%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.43%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 84 (35.74%) DHCP
2 68 (28.94%) DNS
3 26 (11.06%) SSL
4 19 (8.09%) FTP
4 19 (8.09%) TCP/IP
5 16 (6.81%) HTTP
6 13 (5.53%) IPsec
7 11 (4.68%) Intranet
8 10 (4.26%) Internet
9 8 (3.40%) Wi-Fi
10 7 (2.98%) Skype
11 6 (2.55%) 3G
11 6 (2.55%) Firewall
11 6 (2.55%) VoIP
11 6 (2.55%) WinSCP
12 3 (1.28%) SAN
12 3 (1.28%) VPN
13 2 (0.85%) LAN
13 2 (0.85%) VLAN
13 2 (0.85%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (23.40%) SQL Server
2 18 (7.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 17 (7.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 16 (6.81%) BusinessObjects
5 13 (5.53%) SQL Server 2005
5 13 (5.53%) SQL Server 2008
6 11 (4.68%) Oracle Database
6 11 (4.68%) PowerCenter
7 10 (4.26%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
7 10 (4.26%) Oracle Database 11g
8 9 (3.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 8 (3.40%) Data Warehouse
9 8 (3.40%) Relational Database
10 7 (2.98%) MS Access
10 7 (2.98%) SQL Server 2012
11 6 (2.55%) Data Mining
11 6 (2.55%) DB2
11 6 (2.55%) Easytrieve
12 4 (1.70%) SQL Server 2000
13 3 (1.28%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 15 (6.38%) Jenkins
1 15 (6.38%) Travis CI
1 15 (6.38%) Visual Studio
2 11 (4.68%) Log4j
3 9 (3.83%) MSI
4 6 (2.55%) Eclipse
5 5 (2.13%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (1.70%) ERwin
6 4 (1.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.43%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.43%) PVCS
7 1 (0.43%) Subversion
7 1 (0.43%) TeamCity
General
1 37 (15.74%) Finance
2 10 (4.26%) Banking
3 9 (3.83%) Advertising
4 4 (1.70%) Marketing
5 3 (1.28%) Legal
6 2 (0.85%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 46 (19.57%) Developer
2 38 (16.17%) Support Engineer
3 17 (7.23%) Analyst
3 17 (7.23%) Microsoft Developer
4 14 (5.96%) .NET Developer
4 14 (5.96%) Applications Developer
5 13 (5.53%) Desktop Support
6 12 (5.11%) Project Manager
6 12 (5.11%) SQL Developer
7 11 (4.68%) Virtualisation Engineer
8 10 (4.26%) Desktop Engineer
8 10 (4.26%) Wintel Engineer
9 9 (3.83%) CRM Developer
9 9 (3.83%) T-SQL Developer
10 8 (3.40%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 8 (3.40%) Dynamics CRM Developer
11 7 (2.98%) Messaging Engineer
11 7 (2.98%) Senior Developer
11 7 (2.98%) Service Analyst
11 7 (2.98%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (20.43%) .NET
2 29 (12.34%) ASP.NET
3 22 (9.36%) J2EE
4 14 (5.96%) Servlets
4 14 (5.96%) Web Services
5 13 (5.53%) Middleware
6 12 (5.11%) XML
7 8 (3.40%) ADO.NET
8 7 (2.98%) Classic ASP
8 7 (2.98%) IBM Integration Bus
8 7 (2.98%) MDX
9 6 (2.55%) HTML
9 6 (2.55%) ISPF
10 3 (1.28%) CSS
10 3 (1.28%) jQuery
11 2 (0.85%) .NET Framework
11 2 (0.85%) ActiveX
11 2 (0.85%) ASP.NET MVC
11 2 (0.85%) XSLT
12 1 (0.43%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 44 (18.72%) Computer Science
2 27 (11.49%) Management Information System
3 24 (10.21%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (5.11%) Data Centre
5 10 (4.26%) Clustering
6 9 (3.83%) Mainframe
7 8 (3.40%) IBM Mainframe
8 7 (2.98%) Fat Client
8 7 (2.98%) Thin Client
9 6 (2.55%) VSAM
10 4 (1.70%) Economics
10 4 (1.70%) N-Tier
10 4 (1.70%) Replication
11 2 (0.85%) Blackberry
11 2 (0.85%) PMI
11 2 (0.85%) Statistics
11 2 (0.85%) Video Conferencing
11 2 (0.85%) Visualisation
12 1 (0.43%) Driving Licence
12 1 (0.43%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 135 (57.45%) Windows
2 70 (29.79%) Windows Server
3 48 (20.43%) Windows Server 2003
4 47 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 38 (16.17%) Solaris
6 37 (15.74%) AIX
7 33 (14.04%) Linux
8 29 (12.34%) Unix
9 19 (8.09%) Windows 7
10 15 (6.38%) Windows Server 2012
11 11 (4.68%) HPUX
12 7 (2.98%) OS/390
12 7 (2.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 6 (2.55%) MVS
14 4 (1.70%) Windows XP
15 3 (1.28%) Apple iOS
15 3 (1.28%) Windows 8
16 2 (0.85%) Android
16 2 (0.85%) Windows 10
16 2 (0.85%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (34.04%) ITIL
2 43 (18.30%) Service Delivery
3 42 (17.87%) Project Management
4 31 (13.19%) Change Management
5 28 (11.91%) Problem Management
6 27 (11.49%) Agile Software Development
6 27 (11.49%) Software Delivery
7 26 (11.06%) Release Management
8 25 (10.64%) Business Intelligence
9 24 (10.21%) CRM
10 23 (9.79%) Incident Management
10 23 (9.79%) Root Cause Analysis
11 21 (8.94%) Configuration Management
12 17 (7.23%) Business Continuity
13 16 (6.81%) Continuous Integration
13 16 (6.81%) Service Management
14 14 (5.96%) Change Control
15 13 (5.53%) Automated Testing
15 13 (5.53%) Unit Testing
16 12 (5.11%) QMS
Programming Languages
1 42 (17.87%) SQL
2 30 (12.77%) Java
3 29 (12.34%) C#
4 26 (11.06%) T-SQL
5 21 (8.94%) VB
6 17 (7.23%) JavaScript
7 15 (6.38%) C++
8 14 (5.96%) Perl
9 13 (5.53%) PowerShell
9 13 (5.53%) VBA
9 13 (5.53%) VBScript
10 10 (4.26%) C
11 8 (3.40%) JCL
11 8 (3.40%) REXX
12 6 (2.55%) Assembly Language
12 6 (2.55%) CLIST
12 6 (2.55%) COBOL
13 4 (1.70%) PL/SQL
13 4 (1.70%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.43%) Python
Qualifications
1 93 (39.57%) Security Cleared
2 75 (31.91%) SC Cleared
3 47 (20.00%) Degree
4 45 (19.15%) BPSS Clearance
5 26 (11.06%) Microsoft Certification
6 10 (4.26%) MCSE
7 7 (2.98%) PMI Certification
8 6 (2.55%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (2.13%) MCDBA
9 5 (2.13%) PMP
10 4 (1.70%) DV Cleared
11 3 (1.28%) MCSA
11 3 (1.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 2 (0.85%) CCNA
12 2 (0.85%) ISEB
12 2 (0.85%) MCP
13 1 (0.43%) CCA
13 1 (0.43%) CCNP
13 1 (0.43%) Citrix Certification
13 1 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (16.17%) Disclosure Scotland
2 15 (6.38%) SLA
3 8 (3.40%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.43%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.43%) QA
System Software
1 83 (35.32%) Active Directory
2 45 (19.15%) Microsoft App-V
3 44 (18.72%) VMware Infrastructure
4 42 (17.87%) XenApp
5 34 (14.47%) XenServer
6 33 (14.04%) XenDesktop
7 14 (5.96%) Xen
8 11 (4.68%) Hyper-V
9 10 (4.26%) vSphere
10 7 (2.98%) Oracle RAC
11 6 (2.55%) Time Sharing Option
12 3 (1.28%) Terminal Services
12 3 (1.28%) VMware ESXi
13 2 (0.85%) Brightmail
14 1 (0.43%) Terminal Server
14 1 (0.43%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 1 (0.43%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 31 (13.19%) SCCM
2 26 (11.06%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 17 (7.23%) EdgeSight
3 17 (7.23%) XenMobile
4 11 (4.68%) NetBackup
5 10 (4.26%) HP Data Protector
5 10 (4.26%) Tivoli
5 10 (4.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 8 (3.40%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 7 (2.98%) Perfmon
8 4 (1.70%) OpenView
8 4 (1.70%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 3 (1.28%) HP SIM
9 3 (1.28%) WSUS
10 2 (0.85%) HP Quality Center
10 2 (0.85%) Netcool
10 2 (0.85%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 1 (0.43%) McAfee ePO
11 1 (0.43%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 72 (30.64%) VMware
2 54 (22.98%) Citrix
2 54 (22.98%) HP
3 44 (18.72%) AppSense
4 36 (15.32%) Oracle
5 28 (11.91%) ThinPrint
6 26 (11.06%) SAP
7 20 (8.51%) Symantec
8 17 (7.23%) SafeCom
9 16 (6.81%) Axway
10 15 (6.38%) IBM
10 15 (6.38%) Informatica
11 12 (5.11%) CA
12 11 (4.68%) Genesys
12 11 (4.68%) Red Hat
12 11 (4.68%) ServiceNow
12 11 (4.68%) Sun
13 9 (3.83%) Cisco
14 6 (2.55%) Micro Focus
14 6 (2.55%) Siebel
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