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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 5 8 15
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 355 93 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 26.87% 12.93% 8.24%
As % of the Vendors category 42.67% 36.33% 17.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 229 40 12
Median daily rate £280 £300 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £376 £393 £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 15 8
Median hourly rate £28.00 £13.50 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+107.40% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.23 £10.20 £9.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £27.50 £23.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.82 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+5.43% -
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
832 256 169
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 62.98% 35.61% 46.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 554 127 114
Median daily rate £281 £293 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.10% -11.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £500 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 27 15
Median hourly rate £28.00 £13.86 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+102.09% -44.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £11.40 £10.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £31.50 £36.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+13.88% +2.85%

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 25 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +4 347 £280 -6.66% 24
Sunderland -8 3 - -
North Tyneside - 1 £338 -
Microsoft
North East

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 25 July 2016, 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.

1 339 (69.61%) Windows
2 252 (51.75%) Active Directory
3 242 (49.69%) Security Cleared
4 210 (43.12%) SC Cleared
4 210 (43.12%) Windows Server
5 196 (40.25%) ITIL
6 178 (36.55%) VMware
7 177 (36.34%) DHCP
8 162 (33.26%) Citrix
9 161 (33.06%) DNS
10 149 (30.60%) HP
11 126 (25.87%) Degree
12 123 (25.26%) SQL
12 123 (25.26%) SQL Server
13 120 (24.64%) Computer Science
14 115 (23.61%) BPSS Clearance
15 113 (23.20%) MS Excel
15 113 (23.20%) Microsoft Certification
16 111 (22.79%) Microsoft App-V
17 108 (22.18%) Service Delivery
18 107 (21.97%) Windows Server 2008
19 105 (21.56%) Windows Server 2003
20 100 (20.53%) AppSense
20 100 (20.53%) Disclosure Scotland
21 96 (19.71%) XenApp
22 93 (19.10%) VMware Infrastructure
23 91 (18.69%) Oracle
24 84 (17.25%) Change Management
25 80 (16.43%) Solaris
25 80 (16.43%) XenDesktop

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 66 (13.55%) MS Exchange
2 64 (13.14%) IIS
3 60 (12.32%) Exchange Server 2010
4 50 (10.27%) WebLogic
5 47 (9.65%) Skype for Business
6 44 (9.03%) SharePoint
7 40 (8.21%) Exchange Server 2013
8 25 (5.13%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 21 (4.31%) Apache
9 21 (4.31%) IBM Notes
9 21 (4.31%) Office Communications Server
10 19 (3.90%) OpenStack
11 18 (3.70%) SharePoint 2010
12 17 (3.49%) SharePoint 2013
13 15 (3.08%) WebSphere
14 14 (2.87%) Tuxedo
15 13 (2.67%) MQSeries
15 13 (2.67%) WebSphere Application Server
16 12 (2.46%) Oracle Application Server
17 10 (2.05%) AquaLogic
Applications
1 113 (23.20%) MS Excel
2 69 (14.17%) MS Office
3 15 (3.08%) MS Project
4 10 (2.05%) MS Visio
5 8 (1.64%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.62%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.41%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 12 (2.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (2.05%) OpenText MBPM
3 1 (0.21%) BigMachines
3 1 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.21%) Primavera
3 1 (0.21%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 36 (7.39%) Office 365
2 4 (0.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.21%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.21%) Google App Engine
3 1 (0.21%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.21%) IaaS
3 1 (0.21%) PaaS
3 1 (0.21%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 177 (36.34%) DHCP
2 161 (33.06%) DNS
3 41 (8.42%) Firewall
4 22 (4.52%) Skype
5 18 (3.70%) HTTP
5 18 (3.70%) Intranet
6 15 (3.08%) Internet
6 15 (3.08%) SSL
6 15 (3.08%) TCP/IP
7 11 (2.26%) 3G
7 11 (2.26%) Wi-Fi
8 8 (1.64%) VPN
9 7 (1.44%) NetScaler
9 7 (1.44%) SAN
10 5 (1.03%) HTTPS
11 4 (0.82%) SNMP
11 4 (0.82%) VoIP
12 3 (0.62%) Unified Communications
13 2 (0.41%) Extranet
14 1 (0.21%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 123 (25.26%) SQL Server
2 34 (6.98%) SQL Server 2008
3 27 (5.54%) SQL Server 2005
4 25 (5.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 21 (4.31%) SQL Server 2012
5 21 (4.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 19 (3.90%) BusinessObjects
7 14 (2.87%) Relational Database
8 11 (2.26%) RDBMS
9 10 (2.05%) Data Warehouse
9 10 (2.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 7 (1.44%) MySQL
11 6 (1.23%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
11 6 (1.23%) SQL Server 2000
12 4 (0.82%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 4 (0.82%) Oracle Database
13 3 (0.62%) Oracle Database 11g
14 2 (0.41%) Big Data
14 2 (0.41%) OLAP
14 2 (0.41%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 40 (8.21%) MSI
2 7 (1.44%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (1.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 6 (1.23%) Visual Studio
4 3 (0.62%) ERwin
5 1 (0.21%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.21%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.21%) NMock
5 1 (0.21%) StarTeam
5 1 (0.21%) Subversion
5 1 (0.21%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.21%) Travis CI
5 1 (0.21%) WiX
General
1 34 (6.98%) Finance
2 14 (2.87%) Manufacturing
3 10 (2.05%) Advertising
4 4 (0.82%) Billing
5 3 (0.62%) Marketing
6 2 (0.41%) Banking
6 2 (0.41%) Publishing
6 2 (0.41%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.21%) Legal
Job Titles
1 88 (18.07%) Support Engineer
2 31 (6.37%) Developer
3 26 (5.34%) Virtualisation Engineer
3 26 (5.34%) Wintel Engineer
4 23 (4.72%) Desktop Engineer
5 22 (4.52%) Analyst
5 22 (4.52%) Project Manager
5 22 (4.52%) Wintel Support
6 21 (4.31%) Support Specialist
7 20 (4.11%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 18 (3.70%) Messaging Support
9 17 (3.49%) 3rd Line Support
10 16 (3.29%) Desktop Support
10 16 (3.29%) Storage Engineer
11 15 (3.08%) Backup Engineer
11 15 (3.08%) Citrix Engineer
11 15 (3.08%) Consultant
12 13 (2.67%) .NET Developer
12 13 (2.67%) Server Support
13 12 (2.46%) Unix Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (9.65%) Middleware
2 25 (5.13%) .NET
3 19 (3.90%) ASP.NET
4 13 (2.67%) IBM Integration Bus
4 13 (2.67%) J2EE
5 12 (2.46%) Web Services
6 10 (2.05%) XML
7 8 (1.64%) HTML
7 8 (1.64%) MDX
8 6 (1.23%) Classic ASP
9 4 (0.82%) CSS
9 4 (0.82%) HTML5
10 3 (0.62%) .NET Framework
10 3 (0.62%) ADO.NET
10 3 (0.62%) ASP.NET MVC
10 3 (0.62%) jQuery
10 3 (0.62%) Regular Expression
10 3 (0.62%) REST
11 2 (0.41%) JSON
11 2 (0.41%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 120 (24.64%) Computer Science
2 51 (10.47%) Management Information System
3 47 (9.65%) Analytical Skills
4 45 (9.24%) Clustering
5 24 (4.93%) Data Centre
6 12 (2.46%) Economics
6 12 (2.46%) Fat Client
6 12 (2.46%) Thin Client
6 12 (2.46%) Visualisation
7 11 (2.26%) PKI
8 10 (2.05%) Blackberry
8 10 (2.05%) Replication
9 9 (1.85%) CMDB
10 7 (1.44%) CESG
10 7 (1.44%) Cryptography
11 5 (1.03%) N-Tier
11 5 (1.03%) Private Cloud
12 4 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (0.82%) Enterprise Storage
12 4 (0.82%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 339 (69.61%) Windows
2 210 (43.12%) Windows Server
3 107 (21.97%) Windows Server 2008
4 105 (21.56%) Windows Server 2003
5 80 (16.43%) Solaris
6 79 (16.22%) Unix
7 76 (15.61%) AIX
8 44 (9.03%) Windows Server 2012
9 37 (7.60%) Linux
9 37 (7.60%) Windows 7
10 27 (5.54%) HPUX
11 21 (4.31%) Apple iOS
12 20 (4.11%) Android
13 13 (2.67%) OS/390
14 10 (2.05%) Windows Phone
15 9 (1.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 7 (1.44%) Windows 8
17 6 (1.23%) Windows 10
17 6 (1.23%) Windows XP
18 3 (0.62%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 196 (40.25%) ITIL
2 108 (22.18%) Service Delivery
3 84 (17.25%) Change Management
4 74 (15.20%) Incident Management
4 74 (15.20%) Problem Management
5 68 (13.96%) Project Management
6 67 (13.76%) Release Management
7 61 (12.53%) Software Delivery
8 60 (12.32%) Root Cause Analysis
9 42 (8.62%) QMS
10 35 (7.19%) Business Continuity
11 32 (6.57%) Configuration Management
11 32 (6.57%) Quality Management
12 31 (6.37%) Content Management
13 27 (5.54%) Change Control
14 26 (5.34%) Migration
15 25 (5.13%) Server Building
16 24 (4.93%) SOA
17 23 (4.72%) Application Packaging
17 23 (4.72%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 123 (25.26%) SQL
2 77 (15.81%) PowerShell
3 55 (11.29%) T-SQL
4 41 (8.42%) VBScript
5 37 (7.60%) VB
6 21 (4.31%) C#
7 20 (4.11%) Java
8 16 (3.29%) C
8 16 (3.29%) Perl
9 14 (2.87%) C++
10 8 (1.64%) JavaScript
11 7 (1.44%) VBA
12 5 (1.03%) VB.NET
13 3 (0.62%) Bourne shell
13 3 (0.62%) Korn
13 3 (0.62%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.41%) JCL
14 2 (0.41%) Python
14 2 (0.41%) REXX
15 1 (0.21%) VB6
Qualifications
1 242 (49.69%) Security Cleared
2 210 (43.12%) SC Cleared
3 126 (25.87%) Degree
4 115 (23.61%) BPSS Clearance
5 113 (23.20%) Microsoft Certification
6 40 (8.21%) MCSE
7 12 (2.46%) MCP
8 10 (2.05%) MCSA
9 9 (1.85%) MCITP
9 9 (1.85%) MCTS
10 7 (1.44%) MCDBA
10 7 (1.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 6 (1.23%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (1.03%) Cisco Certification
12 5 (1.03%) CISSP
12 5 (1.03%) PMP
13 3 (0.62%) DV Cleared
14 2 (0.41%) CCNA
14 2 (0.41%) Citrix Certification
14 2 (0.41%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 100 (20.53%) Disclosure Scotland
2 51 (10.47%) SLA
3 32 (6.57%) ISO 9001
4 6 (1.23%) QA
5 4 (0.82%) GxP
6 1 (0.21%) Data Quality
System Software
1 252 (51.75%) Active Directory
2 111 (22.79%) Microsoft App-V
3 96 (19.71%) XenApp
4 93 (19.10%) VMware Infrastructure
5 80 (16.43%) XenDesktop
6 74 (15.20%) XenServer
7 39 (8.01%) Hyper-V
8 24 (4.93%) vSphere
9 21 (4.31%) Terminal Services
10 10 (2.05%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 10 (2.05%) Virtual Servers
11 7 (1.44%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 6 (1.23%) Brightmail
13 2 (0.41%) Xen
14 1 (0.21%) Firmware
14 1 (0.21%) Oracle RAC
14 1 (0.21%) VMware ESX
14 1 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
14 1 (0.21%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 68 (13.96%) SCCM
2 65 (13.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 39 (8.01%) Microsoft Clustering
4 35 (7.19%) XenMobile
5 33 (6.78%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 30 (6.16%) NetBackup
7 29 (5.95%) EdgeSight
7 29 (5.95%) SafeCom
8 27 (5.54%) Perfmon
9 26 (5.34%) Tivoli
10 23 (4.72%) HP Data Protector
10 23 (4.72%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 21 (4.31%) OpenView
12 14 (2.87%) HP SIM
13 11 (2.26%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 8 (1.64%) AirWatch
15 3 (0.62%) Netcool
15 3 (0.62%) SAP Afaria
15 3 (0.62%) SCOM
15 3 (0.62%) WSUS
Vendors
1 178 (36.55%) VMware
2 162 (33.26%) Citrix
3 149 (30.60%) HP
4 100 (20.53%) AppSense
5 91 (18.69%) Oracle
6 44 (9.03%) SAP
6 44 (9.03%) ThinPrint
7 39 (8.01%) ServiceNow
8 38 (7.80%) Symantec
9 26 (5.34%) CA
10 21 (4.31%) Lotus
11 18 (3.70%) IBM
12 14 (2.87%) Intel Security
12 14 (2.87%) TIBCO
13 13 (2.67%) Red Hat
14 12 (2.46%) Fujitsu
15 11 (2.26%) Apple
15 11 (2.26%) Lumension
15 11 (2.26%) Siemens
15 11 (2.26%) Sun
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