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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 6 13 6
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 97 36 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 15.35% 9.47% 11.96%
As % of the Vendors category 38.49% 20.00% 26.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 21 7
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£275 £240 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.58% -18.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £200 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £400 £335
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 4 9
Average hourly rate £13.50 £10.25 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.70% +2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £10.00 £9.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.70 £17.15 £10.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
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
252 180 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 39.87% 47.37% 44.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 124 37
Average daily rate £282 £298 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.21% -15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £213 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £426 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 11 14
Average hourly rate £14.00 £25.00 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.00% +138.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.45 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £45.00 £11.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.14 £17.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+6.70% -12.82%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 3 July 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 +7 83 £275 +14.58% 39
Sunderland +4 11 £288 - 5
Microsoft
North East

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 69 (40.35%) Windows
2 47 (27.49%) Security Cleared
3 42 (24.56%) MS Excel
4 40 (23.39%) .NET
5 39 (22.81%) SQL Server
6 38 (22.22%) MS Office
7 37 (21.64%) ITIL
8 36 (21.05%) Active Directory
9 34 (19.88%) DHCP
10 31 (18.13%) DNS
11 29 (16.96%) Service Management
12 27 (15.79%) Change Management
12 27 (15.79%) SC Cleared
12 27 (15.79%) FTP
12 27 (15.79%) Windows 7
13 26 (15.20%) Migration
14 25 (14.62%) Finance
14 25 (14.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 25 (14.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 24 (14.04%) HP
15 24 (14.04%) SQL Server 2000
16 23 (13.45%) IBM
16 23 (13.45%) Visual Studio
16 23 (13.45%) VB
17 22 (12.87%) Windows Server 2003
17 22 (12.87%) OpenView Configuration Management
17 22 (12.87%) VB6
17 22 (12.87%) Manufacturing
17 22 (12.87%) SQL Server 2012
18 21 (12.28%) Analytical Skills

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 16 (9.36%) SharePoint
2 12 (7.02%) MS Exchange
3 7 (4.09%) IIS
4 5 (2.92%) Apache
4 5 (2.92%) Tomcat
4 5 (2.92%) WebSphere
4 5 (2.92%) Jetty
4 5 (2.92%) nginx
5 3 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.58%) K2 blackpearl
7 1 (0.58%) CMS
7 1 (0.58%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.58%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.58%) Documentum
7 1 (0.58%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.58%) Alfresco
7 1 (0.58%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 42 (24.56%) MS Excel
2 38 (22.22%) MS Office
3 5 (2.92%) MS Project
4 4 (2.34%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (1.75%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (1.17%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.58%) Windchill
7 1 (0.58%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 10 (5.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (3.51%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (2.34%) Teamcenter
4 3 (1.75%) Oracle Financials
4 3 (1.75%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.92%) Cloud Computing
1 5 (2.92%) Amazon EC2
1 5 (2.92%) Google App Engine
1 5 (2.92%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (2.92%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 34 (19.88%) DHCP
2 31 (18.13%) DNS
3 27 (15.79%) FTP
4 6 (3.51%) VPN
5 5 (2.92%) SMTP
5 5 (2.92%) HTTP
5 5 (2.92%) TCP/IP
5 5 (2.92%) SSL
5 5 (2.92%) SAN
5 5 (2.92%) IPsec
6 3 (1.75%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (1.17%) 3G
8 1 (0.58%) DSL
8 1 (0.58%) VLAN
8 1 (0.58%) NAS
8 1 (0.58%) Internet
8 1 (0.58%) LAN
8 1 (0.58%) VoIP
8 1 (0.58%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (22.81%) SQL Server
2 25 (14.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 25 (14.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 24 (14.04%) SQL Server 2000
4 22 (12.87%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (2.34%) DTS
6 3 (1.75%) Crystal Reports
6 3 (1.75%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (1.75%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.58%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.58%) MySQL
7 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 23 (13.45%) Visual Studio
2 5 (2.92%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (2.92%) Jenkins
3 4 (2.34%) Subversion
4 1 (0.58%) Selenium
4 1 (0.58%) Oracle Forms
General
1 25 (14.62%) Finance
2 22 (12.87%) Manufacturing
3 4 (2.34%) Legal
3 4 (2.34%) Spanish Language
4 3 (1.75%) Military
4 3 (1.75%) Retail
5 2 (1.17%) Advertising
6 1 (0.58%) Publishing
6 1 (0.58%) Marketing
6 1 (0.58%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.58%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 37 (21.64%) Analyst
2 21 (12.28%) Support Engineer
3 20 (11.70%) Project Manager
4 19 (11.11%) Service Analyst
4 19 (11.11%) Programmer
4 19 (11.11%) Service Desk Analyst
4 19 (11.11%) VB Programmer
5 15 (8.77%) Wintel Engineer
6 12 (7.02%) Developer
7 11 (6.43%) 2nd Line Support
7 11 (6.43%) Desktop Engineer
8 10 (5.85%) Support Analyst
9 8 (4.68%) .NET Developer
9 8 (4.68%) Change Analyst
10 7 (4.09%) Consultant
10 7 (4.09%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 7 (4.09%) Build Engineer
11 6 (3.51%) Desktop Support
11 6 (3.51%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 6 (3.51%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (23.39%) .NET
2 7 (4.09%) ASP.NET
2 7 (4.09%) HTML
3 5 (2.92%) J2EE
3 5 (2.92%) Servlets
3 5 (2.92%) Web Services
3 5 (2.92%) XML
3 5 (2.92%) .NET Framework
3 5 (2.92%) XSLT
4 4 (2.34%) Swing
4 4 (2.34%) XSL
4 4 (2.34%) Itk
5 3 (1.75%) AngularJS
5 3 (1.75%) CSS
5 3 (1.75%) jBPM
5 3 (1.75%) jQuery
5 3 (1.75%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (1.75%) Entity Framework
6 2 (1.17%) Backbone.js
6 2 (1.17%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 21 (12.28%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (9.36%) Data Centre
3 13 (7.60%) Economics
4 8 (4.68%) PKI
5 7 (4.09%) Management Information System
5 7 (4.09%) Clustering
6 4 (2.34%) NHS
7 3 (1.75%) Inversion of Control
7 3 (1.75%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.17%) Fat Client
8 2 (1.17%) Thin Client
8 2 (1.17%) Blackberry
8 2 (1.17%) Informatics
9 1 (0.58%) AS400
9 1 (0.58%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.58%) EPoS
9 1 (0.58%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.58%) CMDB
9 1 (0.58%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.58%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 69 (40.35%) Windows
2 27 (15.79%) Windows 7
3 22 (12.87%) Windows Server 2003
4 13 (7.60%) Windows XP
5 12 (7.02%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (2.92%) Linux
7 4 (2.34%) UNIX
7 4 (2.34%) Solaris
7 4 (2.34%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.58%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.58%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (21.64%) ITIL
2 29 (16.96%) Service Management
3 27 (15.79%) Change Management
4 26 (15.20%) Migration
5 21 (12.28%) Project Management
6 16 (9.36%) Agile Software Development
7 15 (8.77%) Change Control
8 13 (7.60%) Server Building
8 13 (7.60%) Incident Management
9 10 (5.85%) Programme Management
9 10 (5.85%) CRM
10 9 (5.26%) PRINCE2
10 9 (5.26%) Configuration Management
11 8 (4.68%) ITSM
11 8 (4.68%) Problem Management
12 6 (3.51%) MVC
12 6 (3.51%) CAD
12 6 (3.51%) Continuous Integration
13 5 (2.92%) Unit Testing
13 5 (2.92%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 23 (13.45%) VB
2 22 (12.87%) VB6
3 21 (12.28%) SQL
4 14 (8.19%) C#
5 11 (6.43%) Java
6 8 (4.68%) JavaScript
7 5 (2.92%) T-SQL
8 4 (2.34%) C++
8 4 (2.34%) C
9 3 (1.75%) Shell Script
9 3 (1.75%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.58%) COBOL
10 1 (0.58%) VBA
Qualifications
1 47 (27.49%) Security Cleared
2 27 (15.79%) SC Cleared
3 15 (8.77%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (6.43%) MCSE
5 10 (5.85%) DV Cleared
6 7 (4.09%) Degree
7 3 (1.75%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.17%) PMP
8 2 (1.17%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.58%) MCP
9 1 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.58%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.68%) SLA
2 1 (0.58%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 36 (21.05%) Active Directory
2 12 (7.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (4.68%) Microsoft App-V
3 8 (4.68%) Xen
4 5 (2.92%) vSphere
5 4 (2.34%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.17%) VMware ESX
6 2 (1.17%) XenApp
7 1 (0.58%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 22 (12.87%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 8 (4.68%) WSUS
3 4 (2.34%) SCCM
3 4 (2.34%) Unicenter
3 4 (2.34%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (2.34%) Puppet
3 4 (2.34%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (1.75%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (1.75%) HP SIM
5 2 (1.17%) Netcool
5 2 (1.17%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (1.17%) NetBackup
5 2 (1.17%) SCOM
5 2 (1.17%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (0.58%) HP Operations Orchestration
6 1 (0.58%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.58%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 24 (14.04%) HP
2 23 (13.45%) IBM
3 16 (9.36%) VMware
4 9 (5.26%) Cisco
4 9 (5.26%) CA
5 6 (3.51%) Citrix
6 5 (2.92%) Dell
6 5 (2.92%) Symantec
6 5 (2.92%) Google
7 4 (2.34%) Tableau
7 4 (2.34%) Siemens
7 4 (2.34%) Oracle
7 4 (2.34%) SAP
8 3 (1.75%) Cerner
8 3 (1.75%) McAfee
8 3 (1.75%) Sophos
8 3 (1.75%) ServiceNow
8 3 (1.75%) CheckPoint
9 2 (1.17%) AppSense
9 2 (1.17%) NetApp
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