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 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 5 12 5
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 98 49 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 16.12% 10.12% 13.99%
As % of the Vendors category 38.89% 22.07% 30.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 30 12
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£288 £235 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.34% -27.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £195 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £396 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 4 9
Average hourly rate £13.00 £10.50 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.80% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.15 £9.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £17.15 £10.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -
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
252 222 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 41.45% 45.87% 46.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 151 41
Average daily rate £300 £300 £273
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £196 £210 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £495 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £369 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 9 13
Average hourly rate £13.50 £25.00 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.00% +138.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.70 £25.00 £18.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -10.52%

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 28 May 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 28 May 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 28 May 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 +3 79 £255 +8.51% 49
Sunderland +4 18 £288 - 6
Microsoft
North East

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 52 (35.14%) Windows
2 44 (29.73%) MS Excel
3 40 (27.03%) .NET
4 39 (26.35%) SQL Server
5 38 (25.68%) MS Office
6 36 (24.32%) ITIL
7 31 (20.95%) Security Cleared
8 26 (17.57%) FTP
9 24 (16.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 24 (16.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 23 (15.54%) Finance
10 23 (15.54%) DHCP
10 23 (15.54%) Visual Studio
10 23 (15.54%) Service Management
10 23 (15.54%) Active Directory
10 23 (15.54%) SQL Server 2000
11 22 (14.86%) IBM
11 22 (14.86%) Change Management
11 22 (14.86%) VB
11 22 (14.86%) Migration
12 21 (14.19%) Manufacturing
12 21 (14.19%) VB6
12 21 (14.19%) DNS
12 21 (14.19%) SQL Server 2012
13 20 (13.51%) HP
13 20 (13.51%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 20 (13.51%) Windows 7
14 19 (12.84%) Analytical Skills
15 18 (12.16%) Agile Software Development
15 18 (12.16%) Project Management

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 12 (8.11%) SharePoint
2 11 (7.43%) MS Exchange
3 7 (4.73%) IIS
4 5 (3.38%) Apache
4 5 (3.38%) Tomcat
4 5 (3.38%) Jetty
4 5 (3.38%) nginx
4 5 (3.38%) WebSphere
5 3 (2.03%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.35%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (1.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.68%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.68%) Documentum
7 1 (0.68%) Office Communications Server
7 1 (0.68%) Alfresco
7 1 (0.68%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.68%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.68%) CMS
Applications
1 44 (29.73%) MS Excel
2 38 (25.68%) MS Office
3 5 (3.38%) MS Project
4 4 (2.70%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (2.03%) MS Visio
5 3 (2.03%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.68%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.68%) Windchill
6 1 (0.68%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 8 (5.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (4.05%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (2.70%) Teamcenter
4 3 (2.03%) Oracle Financials
4 3 (2.03%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.38%) Amazon EC2
1 5 (3.38%) Cloud Computing
1 5 (3.38%) Google App Engine
1 5 (3.38%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (3.38%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 26 (17.57%) FTP
2 23 (15.54%) DHCP
3 21 (14.19%) DNS
4 7 (4.73%) SAN
5 5 (3.38%) SSL
5 5 (3.38%) HTTP
5 5 (3.38%) TCP/IP
5 5 (3.38%) VPN
5 5 (3.38%) IPsec
6 2 (1.35%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.68%) 3G
7 1 (0.68%) Internet
7 1 (0.68%) DSL
7 1 (0.68%) LAN
7 1 (0.68%) VoIP
7 1 (0.68%) WAN
7 1 (0.68%) NAS
7 1 (0.68%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (26.35%) SQL Server
2 24 (16.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 24 (16.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 23 (15.54%) SQL Server 2000
4 21 (14.19%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (2.03%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (2.03%) Crystal Reports
5 3 (2.03%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (1.35%) DTS
7 1 (0.68%) MySQL
7 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.68%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 23 (15.54%) Visual Studio
2 5 (3.38%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (3.38%) Jenkins
3 4 (2.70%) Subversion
4 1 (0.68%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.68%) Selenium
General
1 23 (15.54%) Finance
2 21 (14.19%) Manufacturing
3 4 (2.70%) Spanish Language
4 3 (2.03%) Retail
4 3 (2.03%) Legal
5 2 (1.35%) Advertising
6 1 (0.68%) Marketing
6 1 (0.68%) Publishing
6 1 (0.68%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 39 (26.35%) Analyst
2 21 (14.19%) Programmer
2 21 (14.19%) VB Programmer
3 18 (12.16%) Service Desk Analyst
3 18 (12.16%) Service Analyst
4 17 (11.49%) Project Manager
5 12 (8.11%) Support Engineer
6 11 (7.43%) Developer
6 11 (7.43%) Wintel Engineer
7 10 (6.76%) Support Analyst
8 8 (5.41%) Desktop Engineer
8 8 (5.41%) Change Analyst
9 7 (4.73%) 2nd Line Support
9 7 (4.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 7 (4.73%) .NET Developer
10 5 (3.38%) Desktop Support
10 5 (3.38%) Architect
10 5 (3.38%) Build Engineer
11 4 (2.70%) Technical Solutions Architect
11 4 (2.70%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (27.03%) .NET
2 8 (5.41%) ASP.NET
3 7 (4.73%) HTML
4 6 (4.05%) Web Services
4 6 (4.05%) XML
4 6 (4.05%) XSLT
5 5 (3.38%) Servlets
5 5 (3.38%) J2EE
6 4 (2.70%) Itk
6 4 (2.70%) .NET Framework
6 4 (2.70%) CSS
6 4 (2.70%) XSL
6 4 (2.70%) Swing
7 3 (2.03%) jBPM
7 3 (2.03%) AngularJS
7 3 (2.03%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (1.35%) HTML5
8 2 (1.35%) CSS3
8 2 (1.35%) Entity Framework
8 2 (1.35%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 19 (12.84%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (8.11%) Data Centre
3 11 (7.43%) Economics
4 7 (4.73%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.70%) Clustering
5 4 (2.70%) NHS
6 2 (1.35%) Inversion of Control
6 2 (1.35%) Informatics
6 2 (1.35%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.35%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.68%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.68%) EPoS
7 1 (0.68%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.68%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.68%) CMDB
7 1 (0.68%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.68%) User Experience
7 1 (0.68%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 52 (35.14%) Windows
2 20 (13.51%) Windows 7
3 16 (10.81%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (5.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (5.41%) Windows XP
5 6 (4.05%) UNIX
5 6 (4.05%) Solaris
6 5 (3.38%) Linux
7 2 (1.35%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.68%) VME
8 1 (0.68%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (0.68%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (24.32%) ITIL
2 23 (15.54%) Service Management
3 22 (14.86%) Change Management
3 22 (14.86%) Migration
4 18 (12.16%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (12.16%) Project Management
5 13 (8.78%) Change Control
6 11 (7.43%) Server Building
7 9 (6.08%) Incident Management
8 8 (5.41%) ITSM
8 8 (5.41%) Programme Management
8 8 (5.41%) CRM
8 8 (5.41%) Configuration Management
9 7 (4.73%) PRINCE2
9 7 (4.73%) Problem Management
9 7 (4.73%) Software Delivery
10 6 (4.05%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (4.05%) CAD
11 5 (3.38%) SOA
11 5 (3.38%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (14.86%) VB
2 21 (14.19%) VB6
3 15 (10.14%) SQL
4 14 (9.46%) C#
5 11 (7.43%) Java
6 9 (6.08%) JavaScript
7 5 (3.38%) T-SQL
8 4 (2.70%) C
8 4 (2.70%) C++
9 2 (1.35%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.68%) VBA
10 1 (0.68%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 31 (20.95%) Security Cleared
2 14 (9.46%) SC Cleared
3 11 (7.43%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (7.43%) DV Cleared
4 10 (6.76%) MCSE
5 6 (4.05%) Degree
6 3 (2.03%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.68%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.03%) SLA
2 1 (0.68%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 23 (15.54%) Active Directory
2 11 (7.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.38%) Xen
4 3 (2.03%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (1.35%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.68%) XenApp
6 1 (0.68%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 20 (13.51%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 4 (2.70%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (2.70%) Puppet
2 4 (2.70%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (2.03%) SCCM
4 2 (1.35%) NetBackup
4 2 (1.35%) WSUS
4 2 (1.35%) SCOM
4 2 (1.35%) HP Data Protector
4 2 (1.35%) Unicenter
4 2 (1.35%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.68%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 22 (14.86%) IBM
2 20 (13.51%) HP
3 14 (9.46%) VMware
4 8 (5.41%) Cisco
5 5 (3.38%) Dell
5 5 (3.38%) Google
6 4 (2.70%) Tableau
6 4 (2.70%) SAP
6 4 (2.70%) Oracle
6 4 (2.70%) CA
6 4 (2.70%) Siemens
7 3 (2.03%) Cerner
7 3 (2.03%) ServiceNow
8 2 (1.35%) Citrix
8 2 (1.35%) CheckPoint
8 2 (1.35%) Symantec
8 2 (1.35%) Sophos
9 1 (0.68%) Apple
9 1 (0.68%) Lotus
9 1 (0.68%) Adobe
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