The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Tyne and Wear region.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 15 8 10
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 29 25 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 8.08% 12.44% 9.63%
As % of the Vendors category 16.48% 28.41% 21.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 10 13
Average daily rate
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£253 £278 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.00% -20.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £207 £172 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £353 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £329 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.23% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 7
Average hourly rate £12.00 £10.00 £13.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -24.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.55 £9.00 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.75 £10.25 £22.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- -3.33%
Vendors Category
Tyne and Wear
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
176 88 161
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 49.03% 43.78% 45.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 36 84
Average daily rate £325 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £440 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 10 12
Average hourly rate £25.00 £10.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+150.00% -53.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £9.00 £11.24
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £10.56 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +2.63%
Microsoft
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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 22 July 2014.

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 22 July 2014.

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 22 July 2014. 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 25 £253 -22.30% 40
Sunderland -6 2 - - 2
Gateshead - 2 - - 4
South Shields - - - -
Microsoft
North East

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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 55 (45.83%) Windows
2 50 (41.67%) Security Cleared
3 43 (35.83%) MS Office
4 38 (31.67%) SC Cleared
5 31 (25.83%) SQL Server
6 30 (25.00%) .NET
7 26 (21.67%) SharePoint
8 24 (20.00%) Oracle
8 24 (20.00%) MS Excel
8 24 (20.00%) Finance
9 23 (19.17%) C#
10 21 (17.50%) SQL
10 21 (17.50%) Active Directory
10 21 (17.50%) Change Management
10 21 (17.50%) Windows 7
11 20 (16.67%) ASP.NET
11 20 (16.67%) Windows XP
11 20 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
11 20 (16.67%) Project Management
11 20 (16.67%) Service Management
12 19 (15.83%) CRM
13 18 (15.00%) ITIL
13 18 (15.00%) DHCP
13 18 (15.00%) RDBMS
13 18 (15.00%) Dynamics CRM
13 18 (15.00%) Relational Database
14 17 (14.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 16 (13.33%) BizTalk Server
15 16 (13.33%) Manufacturing
15 16 (13.33%) Integration Testing

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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 26 (21.67%) SharePoint
2 16 (13.33%) BizTalk Server
3 6 (5.00%) MS Exchange
4 3 (2.50%) Drupal
4 3 (2.50%) WordPress
5 2 (1.67%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (1.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.83%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.83%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.83%) IIS
6 1 (0.83%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.83%) Tuxedo
6 1 (0.83%) Lync
Applications
1 43 (35.83%) MS Office
2 24 (20.00%) MS Excel
3 6 (5.00%) MS Project
4 4 (3.33%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.67%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.83%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 18 (15.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.67%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.67%) Office 365
2 1 (0.83%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (15.00%) DHCP
2 12 (10.00%) DNS
3 4 (3.33%) SAN
3 4 (3.33%) Intranet
4 3 (2.50%) LAN
4 3 (2.50%) WAN
4 3 (2.50%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.67%) VPN
6 1 (0.83%) GSM
6 1 (0.83%) UMTS
6 1 (0.83%) Internet
6 1 (0.83%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (25.83%) SQL Server
2 18 (15.00%) RDBMS
2 18 (15.00%) Relational Database
3 17 (14.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 15 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 15 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 6 (5.00%) DTS
6 3 (2.50%) MySQL
6 3 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.67%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.67%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (1.67%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.83%) EDRMS
8 1 (0.83%) IDOL
8 1 (0.83%) Oracle OWB
8 1 (0.83%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.83%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.83%) OLAP
8 1 (0.83%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (2.50%) Rational Rhapsody
2 2 (1.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.83%) Rational Functional Tester
General
1 24 (20.00%) Finance
2 16 (13.33%) Manufacturing
3 3 (2.50%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (1.67%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.67%) Legal
4 2 (1.67%) Advertising
5 1 (0.83%) Military
Job Titles
1 28 (23.33%) Analyst
2 26 (21.67%) Developer
3 19 (15.83%) Project Manager
4 13 (10.83%) Support Analyst
4 13 (10.83%) Microsoft Developer
5 8 (6.67%) Programmer
5 8 (6.67%) Support Engineer
6 7 (5.83%) Desktop Engineer
7 6 (5.00%) Desktop Support
8 5 (4.17%) Web Developer
8 5 (4.17%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 5 (4.17%) Technical Analyst
9 4 (3.33%) Service Desk Analyst
9 4 (3.33%) Project Support Analyst
9 4 (3.33%) Project Analyst
9 4 (3.33%) Wintel Engineer
9 4 (3.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (3.33%) Service Analyst
9 4 (3.33%) Consultant
10 3 (2.50%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (25.00%) .NET
2 20 (16.67%) ASP.NET
3 11 (9.17%) HTML
4 7 (5.83%) HTML5
4 7 (5.83%) CSS3
4 7 (5.83%) CSS
4 7 (5.83%) Web Services
5 6 (5.00%) jQuery
6 4 (3.33%) XML
7 3 (2.50%) Classic ASP
7 3 (2.50%) Ajax
7 3 (2.50%) JSON
8 2 (1.67%) Middleware
9 1 (0.83%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.83%) Clustering
2 6 (5.00%) Economics
3 3 (2.50%) NHS
3 3 (2.50%) Open Source
4 2 (1.67%) Thin Client
4 2 (1.67%) Blackberry
4 2 (1.67%) Statistics
4 2 (1.67%) Fat Client
5 1 (0.83%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 55 (45.83%) Windows
2 21 (17.50%) Windows 7
3 20 (16.67%) Windows XP
3 20 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 16 (13.33%) Windows 8
5 7 (5.83%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (5.00%) UNIX
6 6 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (4.17%) Linux
8 3 (2.50%) Windows 2000
8 3 (2.50%) Solaris
9 1 (0.83%) AIX
9 1 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (17.50%) Change Management
2 20 (16.67%) Project Management
2 20 (16.67%) Service Management
3 19 (15.83%) CRM
4 18 (15.00%) ITIL
5 16 (13.33%) Integration Testing
5 16 (13.33%) Test Scripting
6 11 (9.17%) PRINCE2
7 9 (7.50%) Migration
8 7 (5.83%) Incident Management
9 6 (5.00%) Project Planning
9 6 (5.00%) Programme Management
9 6 (5.00%) Risk Management
10 5 (4.17%) Root Cause Analysis
10 5 (4.17%) Problem Management
10 5 (4.17%) SOA
10 5 (4.17%) Quality Management
11 4 (3.33%) Software Engineering
12 3 (2.50%) Agile Software Development
12 3 (2.50%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (19.17%) C#
2 21 (17.50%) SQL
3 14 (11.67%) VB.NET
4 9 (7.50%) JavaScript
5 7 (5.83%) Java
6 5 (4.17%) Shell Script
7 4 (3.33%) PHP
8 3 (2.50%) VBA
8 3 (2.50%) MUMPS
9 2 (1.67%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.83%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.83%) C
Qualifications
1 50 (41.67%) Security Cleared
2 38 (31.67%) SC Cleared
3 13 (10.83%) Degree
4 8 (6.67%) DV Cleared
5 3 (2.50%) ISEB
6 2 (1.67%) CCA
6 2 (1.67%) Citrix Certification
6 2 (1.67%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.67%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.67%) PMP
6 2 (1.67%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.83%) MCSE
7 1 (0.83%) MCT
7 1 (0.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.50%) ISO 9000
1 3 (2.50%) HL7
2 1 (0.83%) SLA
2 1 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 21 (17.50%) Active Directory
2 8 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.33%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.67%) XenApp
4 2 (1.67%) Xen
4 2 (1.67%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (0.83%) vSphere
5 1 (0.83%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (6.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 6 (5.00%) Unicenter
3 1 (0.83%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.83%) Netcool
3 1 (0.83%) SCCM
3 1 (0.83%) SCOM
3 1 (0.83%) OpenView
Vendors
1 24 (20.00%) Oracle
2 12 (10.00%) CA
3 9 (7.50%) VMware
4 4 (3.33%) HP
4 4 (3.33%) Cisco
5 3 (2.50%) Citrix
5 3 (2.50%) InterSystems
6 1 (0.83%) Dell
6 1 (0.83%) AppSense
6 1 (0.83%) Lagan
6 1 (0.83%) IBM
6 1 (0.83%) Cognos
6 1 (0.83%) NetApp
6 1 (0.83%) Veritas
6 1 (0.83%) Lotus
6 1 (0.83%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.83%) TIBCO
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