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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 7 12 10
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 133 45 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 15.85% 10.56% 9.22%
As % of the Vendors category 38.55% 24.06% 20.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 23 7
Average daily rate
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£333 £350 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.91% +100.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £208 £159
10% offered a daily rate of more than £527 £470 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 4
Average hourly rate £13.50 £11.00 £17.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.72% -36.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.87 £9.40 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.40 £21.10 £18.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
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
345 187 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 41.12% 43.90% 45.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 187 123 38
Average daily rate £340 £347 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.15% -0.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £171 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £469 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 16 8
Average hourly rate £27.50 £15.25 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+80.32% +17.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.36 £10.57 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £38.75 £18.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £18.00 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -6.73%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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 1 September 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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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 +2 115 £375 +7.91% 46
Sunderland +3 13 £233 -48.33% 1
Microsoft
North East

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 84 (36.52%) Windows
2 61 (26.52%) Security Cleared
3 60 (26.09%) MS Excel
3 60 (26.09%) SQL Server
4 58 (25.22%) .NET
5 49 (21.30%) MS Office
5 49 (21.30%) ITIL
6 47 (20.43%) DHCP
7 44 (19.13%) DNS
8 41 (17.83%) Service Management
8 41 (17.83%) SC Cleared
9 40 (17.39%) SQL
10 37 (16.09%) FTP
11 35 (15.22%) Active Directory
11 35 (15.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 33 (14.35%) VB
12 33 (14.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 31 (13.48%) Finance
14 28 (12.17%) Change Management
14 28 (12.17%) Java
15 27 (11.74%) HP
15 27 (11.74%) Migration
16 26 (11.30%) VMware
16 26 (11.30%) IBM
16 26 (11.30%) Windows 7
17 25 (10.87%) Configuration Management
18 24 (10.43%) Agile Software Development
19 22 (9.57%) VB6
19 22 (9.57%) Manufacturing
19 22 (9.57%) SQL Server 2000

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 21 (9.13%) WebSphere
2 18 (7.83%) IIS
3 17 (7.39%) Apache
4 16 (6.96%) Tomcat
4 16 (6.96%) Jetty
4 16 (6.96%) nginx
5 15 (6.52%) SharePoint
6 9 (3.91%) MS Exchange
7 5 (2.17%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 5 (2.17%) Tuxedo
7 5 (2.17%) MQSeries
7 5 (2.17%) Oracle Application Server
7 5 (2.17%) AquaLogic
7 5 (2.17%) WebSphere Application Server
7 5 (2.17%) WebLogic
8 3 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.87%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.43%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 60 (26.09%) MS Excel
2 49 (21.30%) MS Office
3 9 (3.91%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (1.74%) MS Project
5 3 (1.30%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.43%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.43%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 14 (6.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (2.17%) Teamcenter
3 2 (0.87%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (0.87%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.87%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 17 (7.39%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (6.96%) Google Cloud Platform
2 16 (6.96%) Amazon EC2
2 16 (6.96%) Google App Engine
3 15 (6.52%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.43%) PaaS
4 1 (0.43%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 47 (20.43%) DHCP
2 44 (19.13%) DNS
3 37 (16.09%) FTP
4 21 (9.13%) SSL
5 17 (7.39%) TCP/IP
6 16 (6.96%) HTTP
6 16 (6.96%) IPsec
7 8 (3.48%) VPN
8 5 (2.17%) Internet
8 5 (2.17%) SMTP
9 3 (1.30%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (0.87%) Firewall
10 2 (0.87%) WAN
10 2 (0.87%) LAN
10 2 (0.87%) 3G
10 2 (0.87%) SAN
11 1 (0.43%) MPLS
11 1 (0.43%) DSL
11 1 (0.43%) VoIP
11 1 (0.43%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (26.09%) SQL Server
2 35 (15.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 33 (14.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 22 (9.57%) SQL Server 2000
5 21 (9.13%) SQL Server 2012
6 13 (5.65%) SQL Server 2008
7 10 (4.35%) SQL Server 2005
8 8 (3.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 5 (2.17%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 4 (1.74%) DTS
11 3 (1.30%) MySQL
11 3 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
12 2 (0.87%) Crystal Reports
12 2 (0.87%) Oracle Reports
12 2 (0.87%) Oracle Database
13 1 (0.43%) MongoDB
13 1 (0.43%) Redis
13 1 (0.43%) Oracle9i Database
13 1 (0.43%) Oracle Database 10g
13 1 (0.43%) IDMS
Development Applications
1 22 (9.57%) Visual Studio
2 16 (6.96%) Jenkins
3 8 (3.48%) ERwin
4 5 (2.17%) Subversion
5 4 (1.74%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 3 (1.30%) Selenium
7 2 (0.87%) JIRA
8 1 (0.43%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (0.43%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.43%) HP UFT
8 1 (0.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.43%) Git (software)
8 1 (0.43%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.43%) WebDriver
8 1 (0.43%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.43%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.43%) FishEye
General
1 31 (13.48%) Finance
2 22 (9.57%) Manufacturing
3 5 (2.17%) Legal
4 4 (1.74%) Military
5 3 (1.30%) Retail
6 2 (0.87%) Advertising
6 2 (0.87%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.43%) Billing
7 1 (0.43%) Marketing
7 1 (0.43%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.43%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 55 (23.91%) Analyst
2 26 (11.30%) Developer
3 21 (9.13%) Support Engineer
4 19 (8.26%) Service Analyst
4 19 (8.26%) Service Desk Analyst
5 18 (7.83%) Programmer
6 16 (6.96%) Wintel Engineer
7 14 (6.09%) VB Programmer
7 14 (6.09%) 2nd Line Support
8 13 (5.65%) Support Analyst
8 13 (5.65%) Project Manager
9 11 (4.78%) Desktop Engineer
10 8 (3.48%) Change Analyst
10 8 (3.48%) .NET Developer
11 7 (3.04%) Test Analyst
11 7 (3.04%) Systems Analyst
11 7 (3.04%) Build Engineer
11 7 (3.04%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 6 (2.61%) Consultant
12 6 (2.61%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (25.22%) .NET
2 21 (9.13%) J2EE
3 16 (6.96%) Servlets
4 14 (6.09%) HTML
5 9 (3.91%) ASP.NET
5 9 (3.91%) CSS
6 7 (3.04%) Web Services
6 7 (3.04%) XML
6 7 (3.04%) .NET Framework
7 6 (2.61%) XSLT
8 5 (2.17%) Swing
8 5 (2.17%) Middleware
8 5 (2.17%) MDX
8 5 (2.17%) WebSphere Message Broker
8 5 (2.17%) XSL
8 5 (2.17%) HTML5
8 5 (2.17%) Itk
8 5 (2.17%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 4 (1.74%) jQuery
10 3 (1.30%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 20 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (7.83%) Data Centre
3 8 (3.48%) N-Tier
3 8 (3.48%) PKI
4 7 (3.04%) Management Information System
5 6 (2.61%) Clustering
6 5 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.74%) Economics
8 3 (1.30%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.30%) Inversion of Control
9 2 (0.87%) Fat Client
9 2 (0.87%) NHS
9 2 (0.87%) Thin Client
9 2 (0.87%) Blackberry
10 1 (0.43%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.43%) AS400
10 1 (0.43%) EPoS
10 1 (0.43%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.43%) CMDB
10 1 (0.43%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 84 (36.52%) Windows
2 26 (11.30%) Windows 7
3 18 (7.83%) Linux
3 18 (7.83%) Windows Server 2003
4 13 (5.65%) Windows XP
5 11 (4.78%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (3.04%) UNIX
7 5 (2.17%) OS/390
7 5 (2.17%) AIX
7 5 (2.17%) Solaris
8 4 (1.74%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.43%) CentOS
9 1 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.43%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.43%) Fedora
9 1 (0.43%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.43%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (21.30%) ITIL
2 41 (17.83%) Service Management
3 28 (12.17%) Change Management
4 27 (11.74%) Migration
5 25 (10.87%) Configuration Management
6 24 (10.43%) Agile Software Development
7 19 (8.26%) Service Delivery
8 18 (7.83%) CRM
9 17 (7.39%) Incident Management
9 17 (7.39%) Problem Management
10 16 (6.96%) Continuous Integration
10 16 (6.96%) Project Management
11 15 (6.52%) Server Building
11 15 (6.52%) Test Scripting
12 14 (6.09%) Change Control
13 13 (5.65%) Business Intelligence
14 11 (4.78%) ETL
15 10 (4.35%) Automated Testing
16 9 (3.91%) DevOps
17 8 (3.48%) Microsoft Office Automation
Programming Languages
1 40 (17.39%) SQL
2 33 (14.35%) VB
3 28 (12.17%) Java
4 22 (9.57%) VB6
5 21 (9.13%) C++
6 20 (8.70%) T-SQL
7 14 (6.09%) C
7 14 (6.09%) C#
8 12 (5.22%) VB.NET
9 9 (3.91%) VBA
9 9 (3.91%) PL/SQL
9 9 (3.91%) JavaScript
10 7 (3.04%) VBScript
11 6 (2.61%) Perl
12 3 (1.30%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.87%) PowerShell
14 1 (0.43%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.43%) Ruby
14 1 (0.43%) Python
14 1 (0.43%) PHP
Qualifications
1 61 (26.52%) Security Cleared
2 41 (17.83%) SC Cleared
3 17 (7.39%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (5.22%) MCSE
5 8 (3.48%) Degree
6 5 (2.17%) DV Cleared
7 4 (1.74%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 4 (1.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (1.74%) ISTQB
7 4 (1.74%) ISEB
8 2 (0.87%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.87%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.87%) PMP
8 2 (0.87%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.43%) MCP
9 1 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.43%) MCSA
9 1 (0.43%) CCNP
9 1 (0.43%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.91%) SLA
2 4 (1.74%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 35 (15.22%) Active Directory
2 21 (9.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (8.26%) Xen
4 13 (5.65%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (2.17%) vSphere
5 5 (2.17%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.87%) VMware ESX
6 2 (0.87%) XenApp
7 1 (0.43%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.43%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 18 (7.83%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 10 (4.35%) HP Quality Center
3 8 (3.48%) WSUS
4 5 (2.17%) Puppet
5 4 (1.74%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (1.74%) SCCM
5 4 (1.74%) Unicenter
5 4 (1.74%) HP SIM
6 3 (1.30%) Netcool
6 3 (1.30%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (0.87%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (0.87%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.87%) SCOM
7 2 (0.87%) HP Data Protector
8 1 (0.43%) HP Operations Orchestration
8 1 (0.43%) OpenView
8 1 (0.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.43%) yum
8 1 (0.43%) logstash
8 1 (0.43%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 27 (11.74%) HP
2 26 (11.30%) IBM
2 26 (11.30%) VMware
3 20 (8.70%) Oracle
4 16 (6.96%) Google
5 9 (3.91%) Cisco
6 8 (3.48%) CA
6 8 (3.48%) Informatica
7 7 (3.04%) Citrix
8 6 (2.61%) Dell
9 5 (2.17%) Sun
9 5 (2.17%) CheckPoint
9 5 (2.17%) Symantec
9 5 (2.17%) Axway
9 5 (2.17%) Fujitsu
9 5 (2.17%) Siemens
9 5 (2.17%) Tableau
9 5 (2.17%) Metastorm
10 3 (1.30%) ServiceNow
10 3 (1.30%) McAfee
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