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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 12 5 2
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 60 36 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 10.95% 14.81% 17.00%
As % of the Vendors category 23.81% 27.91% 34.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 13 19
Average daily rate
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£332 £250 £145
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.70% +72.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £195 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £342 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.93% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 14 12
Average hourly rate £28.75 £10.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+173.80% -16.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.30 £10.00 £9.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £27.85 £15.97
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.65 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.89% -17.27%
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
252 129 150
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 45.99% 53.09% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 65 54
Average daily rate £365 £276 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.12% -15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £175 £122
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £413 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 16 17
Average hourly rate £30.00 £10.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+185.71% -16.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -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 24 December 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 24 December 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 24 December 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 -3 57 £333 +9.46% 24
Sunderland -6 3 £300 +36.36% 3
Gateshead - 1 - - 1
Wallsend - - - - 1
North Shields - - - -
Microsoft
North East

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 72 (58.06%) Windows
2 57 (45.97%) MS Excel
3 47 (37.90%) MS Office
3 47 (37.90%) Security Cleared
4 38 (30.65%) SQL
4 38 (30.65%) SQL Server
4 38 (30.65%) Active Directory
5 37 (29.84%) ITIL
6 31 (25.00%) .NET
6 31 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 27 (21.77%) Windows Server 2008
8 24 (19.35%) C#
9 23 (18.55%) Service Management
10 22 (17.74%) SQL Server 2008
11 21 (16.94%) Project Management
11 21 (16.94%) ASP.NET
12 20 (16.13%) Business Intelligence
13 19 (15.32%) HP
13 19 (15.32%) SC Cleared
13 19 (15.32%) Clustering
14 18 (14.52%) SQL Server 2005
14 18 (14.52%) Service Delivery
14 18 (14.52%) SharePoint
15 17 (13.71%) PRINCE2
15 17 (13.71%) Change Management
16 16 (12.90%) Web Services
16 16 (12.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 16 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
17 15 (12.10%) VMware
17 15 (12.10%) DV Cleared

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 18 (14.52%) SharePoint
2 14 (11.29%) MS Exchange
3 8 (6.45%) IBM Notes
4 5 (4.03%) Apache
4 5 (4.03%) IIS
5 4 (3.23%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (1.61%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.81%) Node.js
7 1 (0.81%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 57 (45.97%) MS Excel
2 47 (37.90%) MS Office
3 7 (5.65%) MS Project
3 7 (5.65%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (4.84%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.81%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.81%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.81%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 5 (4.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (3.23%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.42%) Office 365
2 2 (1.61%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (12.10%) DHCP
2 14 (11.29%) DNS
3 7 (5.65%) SAN
4 5 (4.03%) Firewall
5 4 (3.23%) WAN
5 4 (3.23%) LAN
6 3 (2.42%) TCP/IP
7 2 (1.61%) MPLS
7 2 (1.61%) DSL
7 2 (1.61%) Intranet
8 1 (0.81%) Internet
8 1 (0.81%) Extranet
8 1 (0.81%) VoIP
8 1 (0.81%) WLAN
8 1 (0.81%) FTP
8 1 (0.81%) HTTP
8 1 (0.81%) Wireless
8 1 (0.81%) Wireless Security
8 1 (0.81%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (30.65%) SQL Server
2 22 (17.74%) SQL Server 2008
3 18 (14.52%) SQL Server 2005
4 16 (12.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 11 (8.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 10 (8.06%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 9 (7.26%) Relational Database
8 6 (4.84%) SQL Server 2012
8 6 (4.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (4.03%) RDBMS
9 5 (4.03%) SQL Server 2000
10 4 (3.23%) SAP BI
11 3 (2.42%) DTS
12 1 (0.81%) Data Mining
12 1 (0.81%) Data Warehouse
12 1 (0.81%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 4 (3.23%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.81%) MSI
2 1 (0.81%) Fiddler
General
1 5 (4.03%) Finance
2 2 (1.61%) Military
3 1 (0.81%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.81%) Advertising
3 1 (0.81%) Back Office
3 1 (0.81%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (19.35%) Developer
2 19 (15.32%) Project Manager
3 15 (12.10%) Analyst
4 14 (11.29%) Support Engineer
5 8 (6.45%) Applications Support
5 8 (6.45%) 2nd Line Support
6 6 (4.84%) Senior Project Manager
6 6 (4.84%) Consultant
6 6 (4.84%) Senior Manager
7 5 (4.03%) Support Analyst
7 5 (4.03%) .NET Developer
7 5 (4.03%) Administrator
7 5 (4.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (4.03%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 4 (3.23%) Applications Support Specialist
8 4 (3.23%) Wintel Support
8 4 (3.23%) SharePoint Developer
8 4 (3.23%) Technical Analyst
8 4 (3.23%) Applications Specialist
8 4 (3.23%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (25.00%) .NET
2 21 (16.94%) ASP.NET
3 16 (12.90%) Web Services
4 10 (8.06%) MDX
5 8 (6.45%) WCF
6 7 (5.65%) CSS
7 6 (4.84%) XML
7 6 (4.84%) HTML
8 5 (4.03%) HTML5
8 5 (4.03%) CSS3
8 5 (4.03%) Middleware
9 4 (3.23%) WF
9 4 (3.23%) AngularJS
9 4 (3.23%) AppFabric
10 3 (2.42%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 3 (2.42%) REST
10 3 (2.42%) ASP.NET MVC
10 3 (2.42%) jQuery
10 3 (2.42%) .NET Framework
11 2 (1.61%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 19 (15.32%) Clustering
2 16 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (11.29%) N-Tier
4 9 (7.26%) Economics
5 5 (4.03%) Management Information System
6 4 (3.23%) IVR
7 1 (0.81%) CMDB
7 1 (0.81%) Handset
7 1 (0.81%) NHS
7 1 (0.81%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 72 (58.06%) Windows
2 31 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 27 (21.77%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (8.06%) Windows 7
5 6 (4.84%) Windows XP
6 5 (4.03%) UNIX
6 5 (4.03%) Solaris
7 2 (1.61%) Windows 2000
7 2 (1.61%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.81%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (29.84%) ITIL
2 23 (18.55%) Service Management
3 21 (16.94%) Project Management
4 20 (16.13%) Business Intelligence
5 18 (14.52%) Service Delivery
6 17 (13.71%) Change Management
6 17 (13.71%) PRINCE2
7 14 (11.29%) Data Management
8 12 (9.68%) Web Design
9 11 (8.87%) CRM
10 10 (8.06%) Problem Management
11 9 (7.26%) Configuration Management
12 8 (6.45%) Agile Software Development
13 6 (4.84%) Programme Management
14 4 (3.23%) MVC
14 4 (3.23%) Incident Management
14 4 (3.23%) WFM
14 4 (3.23%) Change Control
15 3 (2.42%) Line Management
15 3 (2.42%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 38 (30.65%) SQL
2 24 (19.35%) C#
3 14 (11.29%) VB.NET
3 14 (11.29%) VBA
3 14 (11.29%) VBScript
4 13 (10.48%) VB
5 7 (5.65%) JavaScript
6 4 (3.23%) C
6 4 (3.23%) PowerShell
7 2 (1.61%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.81%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.81%) VB6
Qualifications
1 47 (37.90%) Security Cleared
2 19 (15.32%) SC Cleared
3 15 (12.10%) DV Cleared
4 11 (8.87%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (3.23%) MCSE
6 3 (2.42%) MCSA
7 2 (1.61%) ISEB
8 1 (0.81%) CCA
8 1 (0.81%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (0.81%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.81%) PMP
8 1 (0.81%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.81%) CCNP
8 1 (0.81%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.81%) SLA
1 1 (0.81%) QA
1 1 (0.81%) P3O
System Software
1 38 (30.65%) Active Directory
2 12 (9.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (4.03%) Terminal Services
4 2 (1.61%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (1.61%) XenApp
5 1 (0.81%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.81%) vSphere
5 1 (0.81%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 14 (11.29%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 9 (7.26%) MIIS
3 5 (4.03%) OpenView
3 5 (4.03%) HP SIM
4 3 (2.42%) SCCM
5 2 (1.61%) Netcool
5 2 (1.61%) WSUS
6 1 (0.81%) Unicenter
6 1 (0.81%) SCOM
6 1 (0.81%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (15.32%) HP
2 15 (12.10%) VMware
3 8 (6.45%) Lotus
3 8 (6.45%) Citrix
3 8 (6.45%) Cisco
4 6 (4.84%) CA
5 5 (4.03%) Oracle
6 4 (3.23%) SAP
6 4 (3.23%) Genesys
7 3 (2.42%) NetApp
8 2 (1.61%) Apple
9 1 (0.81%) NEC
9 1 (0.81%) Wyse
9 1 (0.81%) Draytek
9 1 (0.81%) Polycom
9 1 (0.81%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 1 (0.81%) EMC
9 1 (0.81%) IBM
9 1 (0.81%) Adobe
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