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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 4 6 13
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 248 128 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 23.48% 15.78% 10.61%
As % of the Vendors category 39.12% 38.21% 24.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 61 23
Median daily rate £280 £327 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.25% -6.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £212 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £518 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 9 7
Median hourly rate £27.75 £13.50 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+105.55% +22.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.78 £9.87 £9.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £27.40 £21.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
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
634 335 187
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 60.04% 41.31% 44.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 422 181 122
Median daily rate £288 £335 £347
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.02% -3.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £255 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £555 £469
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 29 17
Median hourly rate £28.00 £27.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.81% +96.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.35 £10.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £38.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 31 August 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 +4 241 £280 -25.33% 30
Sunderland -5 4 £225 -3.22%
North Tyneside - 1 £338 - 2
Microsoft
North East

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 31 August 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.

1 377 (71.81%) Windows
2 268 (51.05%) Active Directory
3 264 (50.29%) Security Cleared
4 237 (45.14%) Windows Server
5 229 (43.62%) SC Cleared
6 217 (41.33%) ITIL
7 192 (36.57%) DHCP
8 186 (35.43%) VMware
9 173 (32.95%) DNS
10 167 (31.81%) Citrix
11 162 (30.86%) HP
12 130 (24.76%) Degree
13 128 (24.38%) BPSS Clearance
14 127 (24.19%) SQL Server
15 125 (23.81%) Computer Science
16 124 (23.62%) Service Delivery
17 120 (22.86%) SQL
18 118 (22.48%) MS Excel
18 118 (22.48%) Microsoft Certification
19 115 (21.90%) Microsoft App-V
19 115 (21.90%) Windows Server 2008
20 112 (21.33%) Windows Server 2003
21 111 (21.14%) Disclosure Scotland
22 104 (19.81%) AppSense
23 101 (19.24%) Oracle
23 101 (19.24%) VMware Infrastructure
24 100 (19.05%) XenApp
25 98 (18.67%) Unix
25 98 (18.67%) Change Management
26 96 (18.29%) Solaris

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 70 (13.33%) MS Exchange
2 67 (12.76%) IIS
2 67 (12.76%) WebLogic
3 64 (12.19%) Exchange Server 2010
4 51 (9.71%) Skype for Business
5 50 (9.52%) SharePoint
6 44 (8.38%) Exchange Server 2013
7 31 (5.90%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 24 (4.57%) Apache
8 24 (4.57%) Office Communications Server
9 22 (4.19%) OpenStack
9 22 (4.19%) WebSphere
10 21 (4.00%) IBM Notes
10 21 (4.00%) SharePoint 2010
10 21 (4.00%) SharePoint 2013
11 19 (3.62%) Tuxedo
12 18 (3.43%) MQSeries
12 18 (3.43%) WebSphere Application Server
13 14 (2.67%) Oracle Application Server
14 12 (2.29%) AquaLogic
Applications
1 118 (22.48%) MS Excel
2 77 (14.67%) MS Office
3 20 (3.81%) MS Project
4 9 (1.71%) MS Visio
5 8 (1.52%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.38%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 12 (2.29%) OpenText MBPM
2 6 (1.14%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 38 (7.24%) Office 365
2 4 (0.76%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (0.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (0.38%) DigitalOcean
3 2 (0.38%) GitHub
3 2 (0.38%) Google Analytics
3 2 (0.38%) Google App Engine
3 2 (0.38%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (0.38%) Linode
4 1 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.19%) IaaS
4 1 (0.19%) OneDrive
4 1 (0.19%) PaaS
4 1 (0.19%) SaaS
4 1 (0.19%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 192 (36.57%) DHCP
2 173 (32.95%) DNS
3 42 (8.00%) Firewall
4 26 (4.95%) Skype
5 23 (4.38%) Intranet
6 21 (4.00%) Internet
7 20 (3.81%) HTTP
8 18 (3.43%) SSL
8 18 (3.43%) TCP/IP
9 11 (2.10%) 3G
9 11 (2.10%) Wi-Fi
10 8 (1.52%) SAN
10 8 (1.52%) VPN
11 7 (1.33%) NetScaler
12 5 (0.95%) HTTPS
13 4 (0.76%) SNMP
13 4 (0.76%) VoIP
14 3 (0.57%) Unified Communications
15 2 (0.38%) FTP
15 2 (0.38%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 127 (24.19%) SQL Server
2 34 (6.48%) SQL Server 2008
3 27 (5.14%) SQL Server 2005
4 22 (4.19%) SQL Server 2012
4 22 (4.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 20 (3.81%) BusinessObjects
6 18 (3.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 13 (2.48%) Relational Database
8 11 (2.10%) RDBMS
9 9 (1.71%) MySQL
10 7 (1.33%) Data Warehouse
10 7 (1.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 6 (1.14%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
11 6 (1.14%) SQL Server 2000
12 4 (0.76%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 3 (0.57%) Data Mining
13 3 (0.57%) Oracle Database
13 3 (0.57%) Oracle Database 11g
13 3 (0.57%) PostgreSQL
14 2 (0.38%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 41 (7.81%) MSI
2 6 (1.14%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 4 (0.76%) Visual Studio
4 3 (0.57%) ERwin
4 3 (0.57%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.57%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.38%) GitLab
5 2 (0.38%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.38%) Subversion
5 2 (0.38%) Travis CI
5 2 (0.38%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.19%) NMock
6 1 (0.19%) StarTeam
6 1 (0.19%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.19%) WiX
General
1 34 (6.48%) Finance
2 14 (2.67%) Manufacturing
3 8 (1.52%) Advertising
4 7 (1.33%) Billing
5 3 (0.57%) Marketing
6 2 (0.38%) Publishing
7 1 (0.19%) Banking
7 1 (0.19%) German Language
7 1 (0.19%) Legal
7 1 (0.19%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 104 (19.81%) Support Engineer
2 29 (5.52%) Analyst
3 28 (5.33%) Wintel Engineer
4 27 (5.14%) Virtualisation Engineer
5 26 (4.95%) Support Specialist
6 25 (4.76%) Developer
6 25 (4.76%) Project Manager
7 24 (4.57%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 24 (4.57%) Desktop Engineer
8 22 (4.19%) 3rd Line Support
8 22 (4.19%) Wintel Support
9 20 (3.81%) Messaging Support
10 19 (3.62%) Consultant
11 18 (3.43%) Middleware Engineer
12 17 (3.24%) Citrix Engineer
13 16 (3.05%) Desktop Support
13 16 (3.05%) Storage Engineer
14 15 (2.86%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
14 15 (2.86%) Backup Engineer
14 15 (2.86%) Unix Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (10.67%) Middleware
2 23 (4.38%) .NET
3 18 (3.43%) ASP.NET
3 18 (3.43%) IBM Integration Bus
4 16 (3.05%) J2EE
5 15 (2.86%) XML
6 14 (2.67%) HTML
7 10 (1.90%) Web Services
8 5 (0.95%) MDX
9 4 (0.76%) Classic ASP
9 4 (0.76%) HTML5
10 3 (0.57%) .NET Framework
10 3 (0.57%) jQuery
10 3 (0.57%) Regular Expression
11 2 (0.38%) ActiveMQ
11 2 (0.38%) ActiveX
11 2 (0.38%) CSS
11 2 (0.38%) JSON
11 2 (0.38%) LAMP
11 2 (0.38%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 125 (23.81%) Computer Science
2 54 (10.29%) Management Information System
3 52 (9.90%) Analytical Skills
4 45 (8.57%) Clustering
5 23 (4.38%) Data Centre
6 14 (2.67%) Visualisation
7 13 (2.48%) Economics
8 12 (2.29%) Blackberry
8 12 (2.29%) PKI
9 11 (2.10%) Enterprise Software
9 11 (2.10%) Fat Client
9 11 (2.10%) Thin Client
10 10 (1.90%) Replication
11 9 (1.71%) CMDB
12 7 (1.33%) CESG
12 7 (1.33%) Cryptography
13 5 (0.95%) Mainframe
13 5 (0.95%) N-Tier
13 5 (0.95%) Private Cloud
14 4 (0.76%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 377 (71.81%) Windows
2 237 (45.14%) Windows Server
3 115 (21.90%) Windows Server 2008
4 112 (21.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 98 (18.67%) Unix
6 96 (18.29%) Solaris
7 91 (17.33%) AIX
8 46 (8.76%) Windows Server 2012
9 43 (8.19%) Linux
10 40 (7.62%) Windows 7
11 27 (5.14%) HPUX
12 23 (4.38%) Android
12 23 (4.38%) Apple iOS
13 18 (3.43%) OS/390
14 12 (2.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 11 (2.10%) Windows Phone
16 9 (1.71%) Windows 8
17 8 (1.52%) Windows 10
18 5 (0.95%) Windows XP
19 4 (0.76%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 217 (41.33%) ITIL
2 124 (23.62%) Service Delivery
3 98 (18.67%) Change Management
4 86 (16.38%) Problem Management
5 85 (16.19%) Incident Management
6 78 (14.86%) Project Management
6 78 (14.86%) Release Management
7 70 (13.33%) Root Cause Analysis
8 62 (11.81%) Software Delivery
9 51 (9.71%) QMS
10 40 (7.62%) Quality Management
11 38 (7.24%) Business Continuity
12 37 (7.05%) Configuration Management
13 33 (6.29%) Content Management
14 29 (5.52%) Change Control
14 29 (5.52%) Migration
14 29 (5.52%) SOA
15 25 (4.76%) Security Management
16 24 (4.57%) Server Building
17 23 (4.38%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 120 (22.86%) SQL
2 80 (15.24%) PowerShell
3 50 (9.52%) T-SQL
4 44 (8.38%) VB
5 42 (8.00%) VBScript
6 34 (6.48%) Java
7 27 (5.14%) C#
8 26 (4.95%) C
9 18 (3.43%) Perl
10 16 (3.05%) C++
11 15 (2.86%) JavaScript
12 5 (0.95%) Python
12 5 (0.95%) VB.NET
12 5 (0.95%) VBA
13 3 (0.57%) Bourne shell
13 3 (0.57%) JCL
13 3 (0.57%) Korn
13 3 (0.57%) PHP
13 3 (0.57%) PL/SQL
13 3 (0.57%) REXX
Qualifications
1 264 (50.29%) Security Cleared
2 229 (43.62%) SC Cleared
3 130 (24.76%) Degree
4 128 (24.38%) BPSS Clearance
5 118 (22.48%) Microsoft Certification
6 45 (8.57%) MCSE
7 12 (2.29%) MCP
8 10 (1.90%) MCSA
9 9 (1.71%) MCITP
9 9 (1.71%) MCTS
10 7 (1.33%) ITIL Certification
10 7 (1.33%) MCDBA
10 7 (1.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 6 (1.14%) PMP
12 5 (0.95%) Cisco Certification
12 5 (0.95%) CISSP
13 3 (0.57%) DV Cleared
13 3 (0.57%) PMI Certification
14 2 (0.38%) CCNA
14 2 (0.38%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 111 (21.14%) Disclosure Scotland
2 60 (11.43%) SLA
3 38 (7.24%) ISO 9001
4 6 (1.14%) QA
5 4 (0.76%) GxP
6 1 (0.19%) Data Quality
System Software
1 268 (51.05%) Active Directory
2 115 (21.90%) Microsoft App-V
3 101 (19.24%) VMware Infrastructure
4 100 (19.05%) XenApp
5 84 (16.00%) XenDesktop
6 78 (14.86%) XenServer
7 42 (8.00%) Hyper-V
8 24 (4.57%) vSphere
9 21 (4.00%) Terminal Services
10 10 (1.90%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 10 (1.90%) Virtual Servers
11 7 (1.33%) Brightmail
11 7 (1.33%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 5 (0.95%) Xen
13 2 (0.38%) VirtualBox
13 2 (0.38%) VMware ESX
14 1 (0.19%) Firmware
14 1 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
14 1 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
14 1 (0.19%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 67 (12.76%) SCCM
2 66 (12.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 39 (7.43%) Microsoft Clustering
3 39 (7.43%) XenMobile
4 32 (6.10%) EdgeSight
4 32 (6.10%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 32 (6.10%) SafeCom
5 30 (5.71%) NetBackup
6 27 (5.14%) Perfmon
7 26 (4.95%) Tivoli
8 23 (4.38%) HP Data Protector
8 23 (4.38%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 21 (4.00%) OpenView
10 14 (2.67%) HP SIM
11 11 (2.10%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 9 (1.71%) AirWatch
13 4 (0.76%) Puppet
13 4 (0.76%) SAP Afaria
14 3 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
14 3 (0.57%) SCOM
Vendors
1 186 (35.43%) VMware
2 167 (31.81%) Citrix
3 162 (30.86%) HP
4 104 (19.81%) AppSense
5 101 (19.24%) Oracle
6 50 (9.52%) ServiceNow
7 48 (9.14%) SAP
8 47 (8.95%) ThinPrint
9 37 (7.05%) Symantec
10 33 (6.29%) CA
11 26 (4.95%) IBM
12 21 (4.00%) Lotus
13 15 (2.86%) Red Hat
13 15 (2.86%) TIBCO
14 14 (2.67%) Fujitsu
14 14 (2.67%) Intel Security
15 13 (2.48%) Sun
16 12 (2.29%) Axway
16 12 (2.29%) Trend Micro
17 11 (2.10%) Lumension
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