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 21 April 2015 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 4 8 7
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 87 88 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 16.08% 16.39% 13.94%
As % of the Vendors category 36.71% 29.53% 27.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 52 11
Average daily rate
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£288 £235 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.34% -27.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £195 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £323 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 5 7
Average hourly rate £11.86 £11.36 £18.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.40% -39.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -6.66%
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
237 298 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 43.81% 55.49% 50.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 206 42
Average daily rate £308 £275 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.81% +1.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £465 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 8 10
Average hourly rate £11.86 £14.00 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.32% -23.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £22.50 £18.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.90
% change year-on-year
- -7.40%

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 21 April 2015.

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 21 April 2015.

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 21 April 2015. 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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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 67 £275 +17.02% 38
Sunderland +1 20 £295 -
Wallsend - - - -
North Tyneside - - - -
Blaydon - - - -
Gateshead - - - - 1
Microsoft
North East

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, 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 45 (31.69%) .NET
2 44 (30.99%) SQL Server
3 43 (30.28%) MS Excel
4 41 (28.87%) Windows
5 37 (26.06%) MS Office
6 33 (23.24%) ITIL
6 33 (23.24%) Security Cleared
7 27 (19.01%) VB
7 27 (19.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 26 (18.31%) FTP
8 26 (18.31%) SQL Server 2000
9 23 (16.20%) Project Management
9 23 (16.20%) Service Management
9 23 (16.20%) Change Management
9 23 (16.20%) Visual Studio
9 23 (16.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 22 (15.49%) IBM
11 21 (14.79%) VB6
11 21 (14.79%) Manufacturing
11 21 (14.79%) SQL Server 2012
12 19 (13.38%) Active Directory
13 18 (12.68%) C#
13 18 (12.68%) Agile Software Development
13 18 (12.68%) Analytical Skills
14 17 (11.97%) Economics
14 17 (11.97%) SQL
14 17 (11.97%) DHCP
14 17 (11.97%) HP
14 17 (11.97%) Windows Server 2003
15 16 (11.27%) OpenView Configuration Management

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, 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 14 (9.86%) SharePoint
2 11 (7.75%) MS Exchange
3 6 (4.23%) IIS
4 5 (3.52%) Apache
4 5 (3.52%) Tomcat
4 5 (3.52%) WebSphere
4 5 (3.52%) Jetty
4 5 (3.52%) nginx
5 2 (1.41%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (1.41%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.70%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.70%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.70%) Documentum
6 1 (0.70%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.70%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.70%) K2 blackpearl
6 1 (0.70%) Node.js
6 1 (0.70%) Alfresco
6 1 (0.70%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 43 (30.28%) MS Excel
2 37 (26.06%) MS Office
3 9 (6.34%) MS Project
4 5 (3.52%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (2.82%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.70%) Windchill
6 1 (0.70%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.70%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 9 (6.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (5.63%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (2.82%) Teamcenter
4 3 (2.11%) Oracle Financials
4 3 (2.11%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.52%) Cloud Computing
1 5 (3.52%) Amazon EC2
1 5 (3.52%) Google App Engine
1 5 (3.52%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (3.52%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (1.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 26 (18.31%) FTP
2 17 (11.97%) DHCP
3 15 (10.56%) DNS
4 10 (7.04%) SAN
5 5 (3.52%) HTTP
5 5 (3.52%) TCP/IP
5 5 (3.52%) SSL
5 5 (3.52%) IPsec
6 1 (0.70%) Wireless Security
6 1 (0.70%) NAS
6 1 (0.70%) VPN
6 1 (0.70%) Internet
6 1 (0.70%) DSL
6 1 (0.70%) Firewall
6 1 (0.70%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (30.99%) SQL Server
2 27 (19.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 26 (18.31%) SQL Server 2000
4 23 (16.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 21 (14.79%) SQL Server 2012
6 11 (7.75%) SQL Server 2005
7 7 (4.93%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (3.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 5 (3.52%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 3 (2.11%) Crystal Reports
9 3 (2.11%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (1.41%) DTS
11 1 (0.70%) PostgreSQL
11 1 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.70%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 23 (16.20%) Visual Studio
2 5 (3.52%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (3.52%) Jenkins
3 4 (2.82%) Subversion
4 1 (0.70%) Oracle Forms
General
1 21 (14.79%) Manufacturing
2 14 (9.86%) Finance
3 4 (2.82%) Spanish Language
4 2 (1.41%) Legal
5 1 (0.70%) Back Office
5 1 (0.70%) Automotive
5 1 (0.70%) Advertising
5 1 (0.70%) Publishing
5 1 (0.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 28 (19.72%) Analyst
2 23 (16.20%) Project Manager
3 21 (14.79%) Programmer
3 21 (14.79%) VB Programmer
4 17 (11.97%) Developer
5 11 (7.75%) Service Desk Analyst
5 11 (7.75%) Service Analyst
6 8 (5.63%) Support Engineer
6 8 (5.63%) .NET Developer
7 7 (4.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 7 (4.93%) 2nd Line Support
8 6 (4.23%) Support Analyst
8 6 (4.23%) Business Analyst
9 5 (3.52%) Architect
9 5 (3.52%) Desktop Engineer
10 4 (2.82%) Technical Solutions Architect
10 4 (2.82%) Wintel Engineer
10 4 (2.82%) Technical Architect
10 4 (2.82%) Consultant
10 4 (2.82%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (31.69%) .NET
2 12 (8.45%) ASP.NET
3 10 (7.04%) Web Services
4 8 (5.63%) HTML
5 5 (3.52%) XML
5 5 (3.52%) CSS
5 5 (3.52%) Servlets
5 5 (3.52%) J2EE
5 5 (3.52%) XSLT
5 5 (3.52%) MDX
6 4 (2.82%) Swing
6 4 (2.82%) XSL
6 4 (2.82%) Itk
7 3 (2.11%) HTML5
7 3 (2.11%) CSS3
7 3 (2.11%) AngularJS
7 3 (2.11%) jBPM
8 2 (1.41%) .NET Framework
8 2 (1.41%) WCF
8 2 (1.41%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 18 (12.68%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (11.97%) Economics
3 7 (4.93%) Clustering
4 5 (3.52%) Management Information System
4 5 (3.52%) N-Tier
5 4 (2.82%) NHS
5 4 (2.82%) Open Source
6 2 (1.41%) Informatics
7 1 (0.70%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 41 (28.87%) Windows
2 17 (11.97%) Windows Server 2003
3 12 (8.45%) Windows 7
4 8 (5.63%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (4.93%) Solaris
5 7 (4.93%) UNIX
6 6 (4.23%) Windows XP
7 5 (3.52%) Linux
8 1 (0.70%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (0.70%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (23.24%) ITIL
2 23 (16.20%) Project Management
2 23 (16.20%) Service Management
2 23 (16.20%) Change Management
3 18 (12.68%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (9.86%) PRINCE2
5 11 (7.75%) Migration
6 10 (7.04%) CRM
6 10 (7.04%) Business Intelligence
6 10 (7.04%) Programme Management
6 10 (7.04%) Change Control
7 8 (5.63%) Service Delivery
7 8 (5.63%) Configuration Management
8 7 (4.93%) Software Delivery
9 6 (4.23%) Incident Management
9 6 (4.23%) ITSM
10 5 (3.52%) Web Design
10 5 (3.52%) Data Management
10 5 (3.52%) CAD
10 5 (3.52%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 27 (19.01%) VB
2 21 (14.79%) VB6
3 18 (12.68%) C#
4 17 (11.97%) SQL
5 11 (7.75%) Java
6 10 (7.04%) JavaScript
7 6 (4.23%) C
7 6 (4.23%) VBA
8 5 (3.52%) PowerShell
8 5 (3.52%) VB.NET
8 5 (3.52%) VBScript
9 4 (2.82%) C++
10 2 (1.41%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.70%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 33 (23.24%) Security Cleared
2 14 (9.86%) SC Cleared
3 11 (7.75%) DV Cleared
4 5 (3.52%) MCSE
4 5 (3.52%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (2.82%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.41%) Degree
6 2 (1.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.70%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.70%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 19 (13.38%) Active Directory
2 12 (8.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.52%) Xen
4 1 (0.70%) XenApp
4 1 (0.70%) vSphere
4 1 (0.70%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 16 (11.27%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 4 (2.82%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (2.82%) Puppet
2 4 (2.82%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.41%) Unicenter
4 1 (0.70%) WSUS
4 1 (0.70%) SCCM
Vendors
1 22 (15.49%) IBM
2 17 (11.97%) HP
3 15 (10.56%) VMware
4 8 (5.63%) Cisco
5 7 (4.93%) CA
6 5 (3.52%) Google
7 4 (2.82%) Tableau
7 4 (2.82%) Siemens
7 4 (2.82%) Oracle
8 3 (2.11%) SAP
8 3 (2.11%) Dell
8 3 (2.11%) Cerner
9 2 (1.41%) EMC
9 2 (1.41%) Citrix
10 1 (0.70%) Adobe
10 1 (0.70%) NetApp
10 1 (0.70%) Lotus
10 1 (0.70%) CheckPoint
10 1 (0.70%) Sophos
10 1 (0.70%) Micro Focus
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