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 11 February 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.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 15 5 4
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 70 50 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 9.79% 12.72% 23.84%
As % of the Vendors category 24.39% 24.88% 39.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 36 35
Average daily rate £373 £311 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.67% +27.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £270 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £476 £318
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 15
Average hourly rate £10.29 £11.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.56% -14.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.32 £11.50 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.73 £11.50 £27.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
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
287 201 194
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 40.14% 51.15% 60.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 187 135 113
Average daily rate £400 £365 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% +48.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £250 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £475 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 8 19
Average hourly rate £19.50 £14.00 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.28% +33.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +6.06%

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 11 February 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 11 February 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 11 February 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 -10 63 £373 +11.36% 47
Sunderland +1 3 - -
Jarrow - 1 - -
South Shields - 1 - -
Microsoft
North East

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 11 February 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 73 (37.24%) SQL Server
2 65 (33.16%) Windows
3 63 (32.14%) .NET
4 55 (28.06%) SQL
5 54 (27.55%) Security Cleared
6 50 (25.51%) Oracle
7 49 (25.00%) MS Excel
8 45 (22.96%) Java
9 43 (21.94%) SSL
9 43 (21.94%) WebSphere
10 41 (20.92%) MS Office
11 38 (19.39%) C++
11 38 (19.39%) DNS
11 38 (19.39%) Configuration Management
11 38 (19.39%) SC Cleared
12 37 (18.88%) J2EE
13 36 (18.37%) ITIL
13 36 (18.37%) Linux
13 36 (18.37%) DHCP
13 36 (18.37%) Informatica
14 35 (17.86%) Apache
15 34 (17.35%) IIS
16 33 (16.84%) VMware
17 32 (16.33%) T-SQL
17 32 (16.33%) FTP
18 31 (15.82%) TCP/IP
18 31 (15.82%) Business Intelligence
18 31 (15.82%) Agile Software Development
19 30 (15.31%) Service Management
19 30 (15.31%) HTTP

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 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 (21.94%) WebSphere
2 35 (17.86%) Apache
3 34 (17.35%) IIS
4 28 (14.29%) Jetty
4 28 (14.29%) nginx
4 28 (14.29%) Tomcat
5 20 (10.20%) Oracle Application Server
5 20 (10.20%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 20 (10.20%) WebSphere Application Server
6 18 (9.18%) SharePoint
7 11 (5.61%) Oracle 10gAS
8 10 (5.10%) PowerExchange
9 9 (4.59%) AquaLogic
9 9 (4.59%) MQSeries
9 9 (4.59%) SAS
9 9 (4.59%) Tuxedo
9 9 (4.59%) WebLogic
10 6 (3.06%) CICS
10 6 (3.06%) MS Exchange
10 6 (3.06%) Oracle Spatial
Applications
1 49 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 41 (20.92%) MS Office
3 12 (6.12%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (3.57%) MS Project
5 6 (3.06%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 19 (9.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.51%) BigMachines
2 1 (0.51%) Primavera
2 1 (0.51%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 16 (8.16%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (7.65%) Amazon EC2
2 15 (7.65%) Google App Engine
2 15 (7.65%) Google Cloud Platform
3 14 (7.14%) Cloud Computing
4 8 (4.08%) Office 365
5 3 (1.53%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.51%) GitHub
6 1 (0.51%) IaaS
6 1 (0.51%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.51%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 43 (21.94%) SSL
2 38 (19.39%) DNS
3 36 (18.37%) DHCP
4 32 (16.33%) FTP
5 31 (15.82%) TCP/IP
6 30 (15.31%) HTTP
7 26 (13.27%) IPsec
8 7 (3.57%) LAN
9 6 (3.06%) WAN
9 6 (3.06%) WinSCP
10 5 (2.55%) Internet
10 5 (2.55%) SAN
11 4 (2.04%) Firewall
11 4 (2.04%) VoIP
11 4 (2.04%) VPN
12 2 (1.02%) HTTPS
12 2 (1.02%) Intranet
12 2 (1.02%) iSCSI
12 2 (1.02%) VLAN
12 2 (1.02%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (37.24%) SQL Server
2 24 (12.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 17 (8.67%) Oracle Database
4 15 (7.65%) Oracle Database 11g
5 14 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 13 (6.63%) SQL Server 2005
6 13 (6.63%) SQL Server 2008
7 12 (6.12%) BusinessObjects
8 11 (5.61%) PowerCenter
9 9 (4.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 8 (4.08%) MS Access
11 6 (3.06%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
11 6 (3.06%) DB2
11 6 (3.06%) Easytrieve
12 5 (2.55%) Data Mining
12 5 (2.55%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 5 (2.55%) Relational Database
13 4 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
14 2 (1.02%) MySQL
14 2 (1.02%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 28 (14.29%) Jenkins
2 22 (11.22%) ERwin
3 14 (7.14%) Visual Studio
4 11 (5.61%) Log4j
5 6 (3.06%) Eclipse
6 4 (2.04%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (1.02%) HP UFT
7 2 (1.02%) JIRA
7 2 (1.02%) Selenium
8 1 (0.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.51%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.51%) FishEye
8 1 (0.51%) Git (software)
8 1 (0.51%) Jasmine
8 1 (0.51%) PVCS
8 1 (0.51%) Subversion
8 1 (0.51%) TestDirector
8 1 (0.51%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.51%) WebDriver
8 1 (0.51%) WinRunner
General
1 29 (14.80%) Finance
2 9 (4.59%) Banking
3 6 (3.06%) Advertising
4 5 (2.55%) Legal
5 2 (1.02%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.51%) Marketing
6 1 (0.51%) Publishing
6 1 (0.51%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 60 (30.61%) Developer
2 17 (8.67%) Analyst
3 16 (8.16%) Microsoft Developer
4 13 (6.63%) SQL Developer
5 12 (6.12%) .NET Developer
5 12 (6.12%) Project Manager
5 12 (6.12%) Tester
6 11 (5.61%) Applications Developer
6 11 (5.61%) CRM Developer
7 10 (5.10%) Dynamics CRM Developer
7 10 (5.10%) ETL Tester
8 7 (3.57%) 1st Line Support
8 7 (3.57%) C# .NET Developer
8 7 (3.57%) C# Developer
8 7 (3.57%) Lead Developer
8 7 (3.57%) Operations Manager
8 7 (3.57%) Test Analyst
9 6 (3.06%) Informatica Developer
9 6 (3.06%) Service Desk Analyst
9 6 (3.06%) WebOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (32.14%) .NET
2 37 (18.88%) J2EE
3 27 (13.78%) Servlets
4 20 (10.20%) ASP.NET
5 13 (6.63%) HTML
5 13 (6.63%) Web Services
6 11 (5.61%) Middleware
7 10 (5.10%) XML
8 9 (4.59%) IBM Integration Bus
9 8 (4.08%) CSS
10 7 (3.57%) jQuery
11 6 (3.06%) ADO.NET
11 6 (3.06%) ISPF
11 6 (3.06%) MDX
12 5 (2.55%) HTML5
13 4 (2.04%) .NET Framework
14 3 (1.53%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 3 (1.53%) Classic ASP
14 3 (1.53%) WCF
15 2 (1.02%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 18 (9.18%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (5.10%) N-Tier
3 7 (3.57%) Statistics
4 6 (3.06%) IBM Mainframe
4 6 (3.06%) Mainframe
4 6 (3.06%) VSAM
5 5 (2.55%) Data Centre
6 4 (2.04%) Clustering
6 4 (2.04%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.02%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.02%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (1.02%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.02%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.51%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.51%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.51%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.51%) PDA
8 1 (0.51%) PKI
8 1 (0.51%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.51%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 65 (33.16%) Windows
2 36 (18.37%) Linux
3 22 (11.22%) Windows Server
4 21 (10.71%) AIX
5 20 (10.20%) Solaris
6 10 (5.10%) Unix
7 9 (4.59%) OS/390
7 9 (4.59%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (4.59%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (4.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (3.57%) Windows 7
10 6 (3.06%) MVS
10 6 (3.06%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (3.06%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.51%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.51%) CentOS
11 1 (0.51%) Fedora
11 1 (0.51%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.51%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.51%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (19.39%) Configuration Management
2 36 (18.37%) ITIL
3 31 (15.82%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (15.82%) Business Intelligence
4 30 (15.31%) Continuous Integration
4 30 (15.31%) Service Management
5 27 (13.78%) ETL
5 27 (13.78%) Service Delivery
6 25 (12.76%) CRM
7 23 (11.73%) Data Modelling
8 19 (9.69%) Test Scripting
9 18 (9.18%) Problem Management
10 16 (8.16%) Automated Testing
10 16 (8.16%) DevOps
10 16 (8.16%) Migration
10 16 (8.16%) Web Operations
11 14 (7.14%) Change Management
11 14 (7.14%) Project Management
11 14 (7.14%) Unit Testing
12 13 (6.63%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 55 (28.06%) SQL
2 45 (22.96%) Java
3 38 (19.39%) C++
4 32 (16.33%) T-SQL
5 27 (13.78%) C#
5 27 (13.78%) JavaScript
6 25 (12.76%) PL/SQL
7 18 (9.18%) VBA
8 17 (8.67%) C
9 16 (8.16%) Perl
10 10 (5.10%) VB.NET
11 9 (4.59%) VB
11 9 (4.59%) VBScript
12 6 (3.06%) Assembly Language
12 6 (3.06%) CLIST
12 6 (3.06%) COBOL
12 6 (3.06%) JCL
12 6 (3.06%) PowerShell
12 6 (3.06%) REXX
13 2 (1.02%) Python
Qualifications
1 54 (27.55%) Security Cleared
2 38 (19.39%) SC Cleared
3 8 (4.08%) ISEB
4 7 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (3.06%) Degree
6 5 (2.55%) BPSS Clearance
6 5 (2.55%) DV Cleared
7 4 (2.04%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 3 (1.53%) MCSA
9 2 (1.02%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (1.02%) ISTQB
9 2 (1.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (1.02%) MCSE
9 2 (1.02%) MCTS
9 2 (1.02%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.51%) A+ Certification
10 1 (0.51%) MCITP
10 1 (0.51%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.51%) PMP
10 1 (0.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.06%) Data Quality
1 6 (3.06%) Disclosure Scotland
2 5 (2.55%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.02%) SLA
System Software
1 30 (15.31%) VMware Infrastructure
2 27 (13.78%) Xen
3 23 (11.73%) Active Directory
4 6 (3.06%) Oracle RAC
4 6 (3.06%) Time Sharing Option
5 4 (2.04%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.02%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.02%) vSphere
7 1 (0.51%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.51%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.51%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.51%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 4 (2.04%) HP Quality Center
1 4 (2.04%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 4 (2.04%) SCCM
2 3 (1.53%) Netcool
3 2 (1.02%) HP Operations Orchestration
3 2 (1.02%) Puppet
4 1 (0.51%) DameWare
4 1 (0.51%) logstash
4 1 (0.51%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.51%) yum
Vendors
1 50 (25.51%) Oracle
2 36 (18.37%) Informatica
3 33 (16.84%) VMware
4 20 (10.20%) Axway
5 16 (8.16%) HP
6 15 (7.65%) Google
6 15 (7.65%) IBM
6 15 (7.65%) Sun
7 11 (5.61%) Genesys
8 9 (4.59%) Cisco
8 9 (4.59%) Fujitsu
8 9 (4.59%) Metastorm
9 8 (4.08%) Red Hat
10 7 (3.57%) CA
10 7 (3.57%) SAP
11 6 (3.06%) Micro Focus
11 6 (3.06%) Siebel
12 3 (1.53%) Apple
12 3 (1.53%) Dell
12 3 (1.53%) Juniper
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