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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 5 6 14
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +8
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 268 138 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 22.33% 16.08% 12.19%
As % of the Vendors category 41.23% 39.09% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 76 34
Median daily rate £325 £360 £318
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.72% +13.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £255 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £468
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 7 11
Median hourly rate £27.50 £15.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+83.33% +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £9.74 £10.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £29.30 £30.00
UK excluding London median 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
650 353 224
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 54.17% 41.14% 42.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 444 202 128
Median daily rate £320 £350 £347
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +0.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £300 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £560 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 28 24
Median hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.45% +61.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.36 £10.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £38.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.89 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+0.64% -0.63%

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 28 September 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 28 September 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 28 September 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 +3 261 £325 -15.58% 25
Sunderland -5 3 £225 +12.50% 1
Microsoft
North East

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 28 September 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.

1 453 (71.68%) Windows
2 350 (55.38%) Active Directory
3 320 (50.63%) Security Cleared
4 286 (45.25%) Windows Server
5 269 (42.56%) SC Cleared
6 257 (40.66%) ITIL
7 212 (33.54%) VMware
8 211 (33.39%) DHCP
9 206 (32.59%) DNS
10 198 (31.33%) HP
11 175 (27.69%) Citrix
12 169 (26.74%) SQL Server
13 164 (25.95%) Microsoft Certification
14 158 (25.00%) MS Excel
15 153 (24.21%) Degree
16 146 (23.10%) Computer Science
17 140 (22.15%) SQL
18 139 (21.99%) BPSS Clearance
19 138 (21.84%) Windows Server 2008
20 130 (20.57%) Service Delivery
20 130 (20.57%) Windows Server 2003
21 125 (19.78%) VMware Infrastructure
22 123 (19.46%) Microsoft App-V
23 118 (18.67%) Disclosure Scotland
24 116 (18.35%) Change Management
25 110 (17.41%) PowerShell
26 109 (17.25%) Problem Management
26 109 (17.25%) AppSense
27 104 (16.46%) Unix
28 103 (16.30%) 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 91 (14.40%) IIS
2 84 (13.29%) MS Exchange
3 77 (12.18%) Exchange Server 2010
4 72 (11.39%) WebLogic
5 68 (10.76%) SharePoint
6 64 (10.13%) Skype for Business
7 58 (9.18%) Exchange Server 2013
8 44 (6.96%) OpenStack
9 34 (5.38%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 30 (4.75%) Office Communications Server
11 28 (4.43%) WebSphere
12 27 (4.27%) Apache
13 22 (3.48%) SharePoint 2013
13 22 (3.48%) Tuxedo
14 21 (3.32%) IBM Notes
14 21 (3.32%) MQSeries
14 21 (3.32%) SharePoint 2010
14 21 (3.32%) WebSphere Application Server
15 16 (2.53%) Oracle Application Server
16 14 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 158 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 72 (11.39%) MS Office
3 20 (3.16%) MS Project
4 9 (1.42%) MS Visio
5 8 (1.27%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.32%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 16 (2.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (2.22%) OpenText MBPM
3 1 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 52 (8.23%) Office 365
2 21 (3.32%) IaaS
2 21 (3.32%) PaaS
2 21 (3.32%) SaaS
3 12 (1.90%) HP Helion
4 7 (1.11%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (0.79%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (0.79%) Google App Engine
5 5 (0.79%) Google Cloud Platform
6 4 (0.63%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (0.32%) DigitalOcean
7 2 (0.32%) GitHub
7 2 (0.32%) Google Analytics
7 2 (0.32%) Linode
8 1 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.16%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.16%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 211 (33.39%) DHCP
2 206 (32.59%) DNS
3 51 (8.07%) Firewall
4 39 (6.17%) Skype
5 34 (5.38%) HTTP
6 29 (4.59%) Intranet
7 28 (4.43%) TCP/IP
8 27 (4.27%) Internet
9 25 (3.96%) SSL
10 16 (2.53%) HTTPS
11 15 (2.37%) SAN
12 11 (1.74%) NAS
13 10 (1.58%) Kerberos
13 10 (1.58%) LDAP
13 10 (1.58%) VPN
13 10 (1.58%) X.500
14 9 (1.42%) 3G
14 9 (1.42%) SNMP
14 9 (1.42%) Wi-Fi
15 8 (1.27%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 169 (26.74%) SQL Server
2 32 (5.06%) SQL Server 2008
3 28 (4.43%) SQL Server 2005
4 24 (3.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 22 (3.48%) SQL Server 2012
6 20 (3.16%) BusinessObjects
7 16 (2.53%) Relational Database
8 15 (2.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 10 (1.58%) RDBMS
10 9 (1.42%) MySQL
10 9 (1.42%) OLTP
11 6 (0.95%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
11 6 (0.95%) SQL Server 2000
11 6 (0.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 4 (0.63%) Data Warehouse
12 4 (0.63%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 3 (0.47%) Data Mining
13 3 (0.47%) PostgreSQL
14 2 (0.32%) DataStage
14 2 (0.32%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 42 (6.65%) MSI
2 12 (1.90%) Visual Studio
3 8 (1.27%) Jenkins
4 6 (0.95%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 6 (0.95%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (0.79%) Travis CI
6 3 (0.47%) Cucumber
6 3 (0.47%) Git (software)
6 3 (0.47%) HP UFT
6 3 (0.47%) JIRA
6 3 (0.47%) JMeter
6 3 (0.47%) LoadRunner
6 3 (0.47%) Selenium
7 2 (0.32%) GitLab
7 2 (0.32%) NMock
7 2 (0.32%) StarTeam
7 2 (0.32%) Subversion
7 2 (0.32%) Vagrant
7 2 (0.32%) WiX
8 1 (0.16%) TeamCity
General
1 35 (5.54%) Finance
2 13 (2.06%) Manufacturing
3 8 (1.27%) Advertising
4 7 (1.11%) Billing
5 2 (0.32%) Publishing
6 1 (0.16%) Banking
6 1 (0.16%) Games
6 1 (0.16%) German Language
6 1 (0.16%) Marketing
6 1 (0.16%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 113 (17.88%) Support Engineer
2 34 (5.38%) Wintel Engineer
3 31 (4.91%) Analyst
4 29 (4.59%) Support Specialist
5 28 (4.43%) Developer
6 27 (4.27%) Virtualisation Engineer
7 26 (4.11%) Desktop Engineer
8 24 (3.80%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 22 (3.48%) 3rd Line Support
9 22 (3.48%) Wintel Support
10 21 (3.32%) Consultant
11 20 (3.16%) Messaging Support
11 20 (3.16%) Project Manager
12 18 (2.85%) Citrix Engineer
12 18 (2.85%) Desktop Support
12 18 (2.85%) Middleware Engineer
13 16 (2.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 16 (2.53%) Storage Engineer
13 16 (2.53%) Unix Support
14 15 (2.37%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (10.28%) Middleware
2 39 (6.17%) .NET
3 24 (3.80%) ASP.NET
4 21 (3.32%) IBM Integration Bus
4 21 (3.32%) XML
5 20 (3.16%) J2EE
6 18 (2.85%) HTML
7 14 (2.22%) Web Services
8 7 (1.11%) .NET Framework
9 5 (0.79%) MDX
9 5 (0.79%) Servlets
10 3 (0.47%) ASP.NET MVC
10 3 (0.47%) CSS
10 3 (0.47%) HTML5
10 3 (0.47%) jQuery
10 3 (0.47%) Regular Expression
10 3 (0.47%) REST
11 2 (0.32%) D3.js
11 2 (0.32%) JSON
11 2 (0.32%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 146 (23.10%) Computer Science
2 63 (9.97%) Clustering
3 60 (9.49%) Management Information System
4 51 (8.07%) Analytical Skills
5 39 (6.17%) Data Centre
6 24 (3.80%) PKI
7 21 (3.32%) Replication
8 19 (3.01%) Enterprise Software
9 14 (2.22%) Visualisation
10 12 (1.90%) Blackberry
11 9 (1.42%) CMDB
11 9 (1.42%) Economics
11 9 (1.42%) Fat Client
11 9 (1.42%) Private Cloud
11 9 (1.42%) Thin Client
12 7 (1.11%) CESG
12 7 (1.11%) Cryptography
12 7 (1.11%) Mobile App
13 5 (0.79%) N-Tier
13 5 (0.79%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 453 (71.68%) Windows
2 286 (45.25%) Windows Server
3 138 (21.84%) Windows Server 2008
4 130 (20.57%) Windows Server 2003
5 104 (16.46%) Unix
6 103 (16.30%) Solaris
7 98 (15.51%) AIX
8 79 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
9 67 (10.60%) Linux
10 51 (8.07%) Windows 7
11 28 (4.43%) Android
11 28 (4.43%) Apple iOS
12 26 (4.11%) HPUX
13 21 (3.32%) OS/390
14 15 (2.37%) Windows XP
15 12 (1.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 11 (1.74%) Windows Phone
17 9 (1.42%) Windows 10
17 9 (1.42%) Windows 8
18 5 (0.79%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 257 (40.66%) ITIL
2 130 (20.57%) Service Delivery
3 116 (18.35%) Change Management
4 109 (17.25%) Problem Management
5 90 (14.24%) Incident Management
6 84 (13.29%) Release Management
7 75 (11.87%) Project Management
7 75 (11.87%) Root Cause Analysis
8 62 (9.81%) Software Delivery
9 55 (8.70%) QMS
10 49 (7.75%) Migration
11 45 (7.12%) Configuration Management
12 43 (6.80%) Quality Management
13 38 (6.01%) Business Continuity
14 33 (5.22%) Software Distribution
15 32 (5.06%) Application Packaging
15 32 (5.06%) Change Control
15 32 (5.06%) Content Management
16 30 (4.75%) Load Balancing
17 29 (4.59%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 140 (22.15%) SQL
2 110 (17.41%) PowerShell
3 47 (7.44%) T-SQL
4 46 (7.28%) Java
5 43 (6.80%) VB
6 42 (6.65%) VBScript
7 39 (6.17%) C#
8 35 (5.54%) C
9 29 (4.59%) JavaScript
10 21 (3.32%) Perl
11 17 (2.69%) C++
12 12 (1.90%) Python
13 7 (1.11%) Jython
14 5 (0.79%) Ruby
14 5 (0.79%) VBA
15 4 (0.63%) Shell Script
15 4 (0.63%) VB.NET
16 3 (0.47%) JCL
16 3 (0.47%) PHP
16 3 (0.47%) REXX
Qualifications
1 320 (50.63%) Security Cleared
2 269 (42.56%) SC Cleared
3 164 (25.95%) Microsoft Certification
4 153 (24.21%) Degree
5 139 (21.99%) BPSS Clearance
6 76 (12.03%) MCSE
7 27 (4.27%) MCSA
8 25 (3.96%) ITIL Certification
9 18 (2.85%) MCP
10 17 (2.69%) MCTS
11 10 (1.58%) MCITP
12 7 (1.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 6 (0.95%) DV Cleared
13 6 (0.95%) MCDBA
14 5 (0.79%) CISSP
15 3 (0.47%) Cisco Certification
15 3 (0.47%) PMI Certification
15 3 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 2 (0.32%) Citrix Certification
16 2 (0.32%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 118 (18.67%) Disclosure Scotland
2 65 (10.28%) SLA
3 41 (6.49%) ISO 9001
4 9 (1.42%) QA
5 4 (0.63%) GxP
System Software
1 350 (55.38%) Active Directory
2 125 (19.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 123 (19.46%) Microsoft App-V
4 99 (15.66%) XenApp
5 84 (13.29%) XenDesktop
6 78 (12.34%) XenServer
7 46 (7.28%) Hyper-V
8 37 (5.85%) vSphere
9 21 (3.32%) Terminal Services
10 14 (2.22%) VMware ESXi
11 13 (2.06%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 13 (2.06%) Virtual Servers
12 8 (1.27%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 8 (1.27%) Xen
13 7 (1.11%) Brightmail
14 6 (0.95%) VMware Workstation
15 3 (0.47%) Firmware
16 2 (0.32%) VirtualBox
16 2 (0.32%) VMware ESX
17 1 (0.16%) NFS
Systems Management
1 74 (11.71%) SCCM
2 64 (10.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 43 (6.80%) Microsoft Clustering
4 39 (6.17%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 39 (6.17%) XenMobile
5 32 (5.06%) EdgeSight
5 32 (5.06%) SafeCom
6 31 (4.91%) NetBackup
7 27 (4.27%) Perfmon
8 26 (4.11%) Tivoli
9 23 (3.64%) HP Data Protector
9 23 (3.64%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 20 (3.16%) OpenView
11 14 (2.22%) AirWatch
11 14 (2.22%) HP SIM
12 12 (1.90%) Puppet
13 11 (1.74%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 8 (1.27%) PowerCLI
14 8 (1.27%) WSUS
15 7 (1.11%) HP Operations Orchestration
Vendors
1 212 (33.54%) VMware
2 198 (31.33%) HP
3 175 (27.69%) Citrix
4 109 (17.25%) AppSense
5 99 (15.66%) Oracle
6 53 (8.39%) ServiceNow
7 47 (7.44%) SAP
8 46 (7.28%) ThinPrint
9 40 (6.33%) CA
10 39 (6.17%) Symantec
11 29 (4.59%) IBM
12 21 (3.32%) Lotus
13 15 (2.37%) Fujitsu
13 15 (2.37%) Intel Security
13 15 (2.37%) Red Hat
13 15 (2.37%) Sun
13 15 (2.37%) TIBCO
14 14 (2.22%) Axway
15 12 (1.90%) Trend Micro
15 12 (1.90%) Veritas
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