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 20 January 2017 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
North East / Tyne and Wear
Rank 7 12 7
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 145 75 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 18.03% 10.89% 12.09%
As % of the Vendors category 34.94% 28.20% 24.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 44 42
Median daily rate £375 £373 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.67% +12.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £256 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 9 1
Median hourly rate £28.15 £10.57 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+166.31% -8.08%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-15.62% +6.66%

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
415 266 227
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 51.62% 38.61% 49.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 285 158 160
Median daily rate £350 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £235 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £550 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 19 5
Median hourly rate £22.50 £21.93 £14.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.62% +48.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.35 £10.06 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £50.50 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £22.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-17.77% +32.35%

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 20 January 2017.

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 20 January 2017.

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 20 January 2017. 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 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 +7 139 £375 +0.67% 17
Tyneside - 7 £508 -
Sunderland -5 1 £150 -
Gateshead - 1 £213 - 2
Microsoft
North East

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, 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.

1 256 (64.16%) Windows
2 167 (41.85%) Active Directory
3 150 (37.59%) Security Cleared
4 144 (36.09%) MS Excel
5 134 (33.58%) ITIL
6 120 (30.08%) Windows Server
7 117 (29.32%) SC Cleared
8 101 (25.31%) SQL Server
9 95 (23.81%) DNS
10 82 (20.55%) DHCP
11 79 (19.80%) SQL
12 77 (19.30%) Change Management
12 77 (19.30%) Agile Software Development
13 75 (18.80%) Linux
14 74 (18.55%) DevOps
15 73 (18.30%) Unix
16 68 (17.04%) Problem Management
17 66 (16.54%) Microsoft Certification
18 64 (16.04%) AIX
18 64 (16.04%) .NET
19 62 (15.54%) VMware
20 60 (15.04%) C#
20 60 (15.04%) Open Source
20 60 (15.04%) Analytical Skills
21 59 (14.79%) SaaS
21 59 (14.79%) PaaS
21 59 (14.79%) IaaS
22 57 (14.29%) HP
23 52 (13.03%) Windows Server 2008
24 51 (12.78%) PowerShell

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 51 (12.78%) SharePoint
2 43 (10.78%) WebSphere
3 34 (8.52%) IIS
3 34 (8.52%) MS Exchange
4 29 (7.27%) Exchange Server 2010
4 29 (7.27%) Exchange Server 2013
4 29 (7.27%) Skype for Business
4 29 (7.27%) WebLogic
5 26 (6.52%) OpenStack
6 17 (4.26%) SharePoint 2010
7 15 (3.76%) Office Communications Server
8 14 (3.51%) BizTalk Server
8 14 (3.51%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 13 (3.26%) SAS
10 12 (3.01%) Exchange Server 2003
10 12 (3.01%) MQSeries
10 12 (3.01%) SharePoint 2013
10 12 (3.01%) WebSphere Application Server
11 10 (2.51%) Tuxedo
12 9 (2.26%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 144 (36.09%) MS Excel
2 49 (12.28%) MS PowerPoint
3 34 (8.52%) MS Office
4 9 (2.26%) MS Project
5 6 (1.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 16 (4.01%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.50%) OpenText MBPM
3 3 (0.75%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 59 (14.79%) IaaS
1 59 (14.79%) PaaS
1 59 (14.79%) SaaS
2 32 (8.02%) Office 365
3 12 (3.01%) HP Helion
4 10 (2.51%) Amazon AWS
5 7 (1.75%) Google Cloud Platform
6 6 (1.50%) Amazon EC2
6 6 (1.50%) Google App Engine
7 3 (0.75%) GitHub
8 2 (0.50%) DigitalOcean
8 2 (0.50%) Google Analytics
8 2 (0.50%) Linode
8 2 (0.50%) Microsoft Azure
9 1 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.25%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.25%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 95 (23.81%) DNS
2 82 (20.55%) DHCP
3 27 (6.77%) Intranet
3 27 (6.77%) TCP/IP
4 26 (6.52%) LDAP
5 25 (6.27%) Skype
6 22 (5.51%) Internet
7 21 (5.26%) HTTP
8 19 (4.76%) WAN
9 18 (4.51%) LAN
10 16 (4.01%) SSL
11 13 (3.26%) Firewall
11 13 (3.26%) HTTPS
11 13 (3.26%) Kerberos
11 13 (3.26%) NAS
11 13 (3.26%) X.500
12 11 (2.76%) SAN
13 10 (2.51%) iSCSI
14 7 (1.75%) IPsec
15 6 (1.50%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 101 (25.31%) SQL Server
2 18 (4.51%) Relational Database
3 16 (4.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 13 (3.26%) MongoDB
5 11 (2.76%) DB2
5 11 (2.76%) Oracle Reports
5 11 (2.76%) SQL Server 2008
6 10 (2.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 9 (2.26%) Oracle Database
8 8 (2.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 7 (1.75%) OLTP
10 6 (1.50%) Ingres
11 5 (1.25%) Data Warehouse
11 5 (1.25%) SAS Enterprise Guide
11 5 (1.25%) SQL Server 2005
12 4 (1.00%) SAS Enterprise Miner
12 4 (1.00%) SQL Server 2012
13 3 (0.75%) BusinessObjects
13 3 (0.75%) Oracle Database 12c
14 2 (0.50%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 12 (3.01%) Visual Studio
2 9 (2.26%) Jenkins
3 6 (1.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (1.50%) Travis CI
4 5 (1.25%) MSI
5 3 (0.75%) Cucumber
5 3 (0.75%) Git (software)
5 3 (0.75%) HP UFT
5 3 (0.75%) JIRA
5 3 (0.75%) JMeter
5 3 (0.75%) LoadRunner
5 3 (0.75%) NMock
5 3 (0.75%) Selenium
5 3 (0.75%) WiX
6 2 (0.50%) GitLab
6 2 (0.50%) Subversion
6 2 (0.50%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.25%) MSTest
7 1 (0.25%) StarTeam
7 1 (0.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 35 (8.77%) Finance
2 12 (3.01%) Advertising
3 5 (1.25%) Publishing
4 3 (0.75%) Billing
5 2 (0.50%) Legal
6 1 (0.25%) Banking
6 1 (0.25%) Games
6 1 (0.25%) German Language
6 1 (0.25%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 58 (14.54%) Developer
2 55 (13.78%) Support Engineer
3 33 (8.27%) Administrator
4 30 (7.52%) Analyst
5 26 (6.52%) DBA
6 25 (6.27%) Sitecore Developer
7 24 (6.02%) Architect
8 22 (5.51%) Consultant
9 21 (5.26%) .NET Developer
10 17 (4.26%) Infrastructure Architect
10 17 (4.26%) Wintel Engineer
11 16 (4.01%) Operations Engineer
11 16 (4.01%) Solutions Architect
12 14 (3.51%) Active Directory Engineer
13 13 (3.26%) SQL DBA
14 12 (3.01%) Desktop Engineer
14 12 (3.01%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 12 (3.01%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
14 12 (3.01%) Support Analyst
15 11 (2.76%) Senior Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (16.04%) .NET
2 46 (11.53%) ASP.NET
3 29 (7.27%) XML
4 26 (6.52%) Middleware
5 22 (5.51%) HTML
6 12 (3.01%) IBM Integration Bus
7 11 (2.76%) J2EE
8 10 (2.51%) .NET Framework
9 8 (2.01%) CSS
10 7 (1.75%) jQuery
10 7 (1.75%) Web Services
11 6 (1.50%) Servlets
12 4 (1.00%) Ajax
12 4 (1.00%) LINQ
12 4 (1.00%) WPF
13 3 (0.75%) MDX
13 3 (0.75%) Oracle GoldenGate
14 2 (0.50%) AngularJS
14 2 (0.50%) LAPP Stack
14 2 (0.50%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 60 (15.04%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (9.52%) Data Centre
3 36 (9.02%) Computer Science
4 35 (8.77%) Management Information System
5 19 (4.76%) Clustering
6 18 (4.51%) Private Cloud
7 16 (4.01%) Enterprise Software
7 16 (4.01%) PKI
8 14 (3.51%) Replication
9 11 (2.76%) Tandem
10 8 (2.01%) Blackberry
10 8 (2.01%) Visualisation
11 5 (1.25%) Mobile App
11 5 (1.25%) Public Cloud
12 3 (0.75%) Fat Client
12 3 (0.75%) Thin Client
13 2 (0.50%) FlexPod
14 1 (0.25%) Data Protection Act
14 1 (0.25%) Mathematics
14 1 (0.25%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 256 (64.16%) Windows
2 120 (30.08%) Windows Server
3 75 (18.80%) Linux
4 73 (18.30%) Unix
5 64 (16.04%) AIX
6 52 (13.03%) Windows Server 2008
7 48 (12.03%) Windows XP
8 47 (11.78%) Windows 7
9 44 (11.03%) Windows Server 2003
10 41 (10.28%) Windows Server 2012
11 30 (7.52%) Solaris
12 26 (6.52%) Windows 2000
13 17 (4.26%) Android
14 16 (4.01%) Apple iOS
15 12 (3.01%) OS/390
15 12 (3.01%) Windows 8
16 10 (2.51%) Windows 10
17 5 (1.25%) Windows Mobile
18 4 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 4 (1.00%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 134 (33.58%) ITIL
2 77 (19.30%) Agile Software Development
2 77 (19.30%) Change Management
3 74 (18.55%) DevOps
4 68 (17.04%) Problem Management
5 60 (15.04%) Open Source
6 51 (12.78%) PRINCE2
7 45 (11.28%) Data Management
8 44 (11.03%) Migration
9 38 (9.52%) Release Management
10 35 (8.77%) Service Management
11 33 (8.27%) ITSM
12 29 (7.27%) MVC
12 29 (7.27%) Service Delivery
12 29 (7.27%) Virtual Environments
13 28 (7.02%) Operational Acceptance Testing
14 25 (6.27%) Scrum
15 24 (6.02%) TDD
16 23 (5.76%) Incident Management
16 23 (5.76%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 79 (19.80%) SQL
2 60 (15.04%) C#
3 51 (12.78%) PowerShell
4 37 (9.27%) Java
4 37 (9.27%) JavaScript
5 28 (7.02%) C
6 19 (4.76%) VB
7 15 (3.76%) T-SQL
8 10 (2.51%) Python
9 8 (2.01%) Perl
10 7 (1.75%) Jython
11 6 (1.50%) C++
12 5 (1.25%) Ruby
12 5 (1.25%) VB.NET
13 4 (1.00%) Shell Script
13 4 (1.00%) VBScript
14 3 (0.75%) COBOL
15 2 (0.50%) PHP
16 1 (0.25%) JCL
16 1 (0.25%) REXX
Qualifications
1 150 (37.59%) Security Cleared
2 117 (29.32%) SC Cleared
3 66 (16.54%) Microsoft Certification
4 47 (11.78%) MCSE
5 45 (11.28%) Degree
6 42 (10.53%) BPSS Clearance
7 21 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
8 18 (4.51%) MCSA
9 9 (2.26%) DV Cleared
9 9 (2.26%) MCP
9 9 (2.26%) MCTS
10 3 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 2 (0.50%) ECDL
11 2 (0.50%) IBM Certification
11 2 (0.50%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.50%) PMP
12 1 (0.25%) A+ Certification
12 1 (0.25%) ISTQB
12 1 (0.25%) MCDST
12 1 (0.25%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (11.28%) SLA
2 33 (8.27%) Disclosure Scotland
3 10 (2.51%) ISO 9001
4 4 (1.00%) QA
System Software
1 167 (41.85%) Active Directory
2 49 (12.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (7.27%) Microsoft App-V
4 20 (5.01%) XenApp
5 17 (4.26%) Hyper-V
6 13 (3.26%) VMware ESXi
6 13 (3.26%) vSphere
7 12 (3.01%) XenDesktop
7 12 (3.01%) XenServer
8 8 (2.01%) VMware Workstation
8 8 (2.01%) Xen
9 3 (0.75%) Firmware
9 3 (0.75%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 3 (0.75%) Oracle Clusterware
9 3 (0.75%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (0.50%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 2 (0.50%) VirtualBox
10 2 (0.50%) VMware ESX
11 1 (0.25%) Brightmail
11 1 (0.25%) NFS
Systems Management
1 35 (8.77%) SCCM
2 13 (3.26%) Puppet
3 11 (2.76%) HP SiteScope
3 11 (2.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 9 (2.26%) HP Operations Orchestration
4 9 (2.26%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 7 (1.75%) WSUS
6 6 (1.50%) AirWatch
6 6 (1.50%) SCOrch
6 6 (1.50%) XenMobile
7 5 (1.25%) BladeLogic
7 5 (1.25%) Microsoft Clustering
8 4 (1.00%) EdgeSight
8 4 (1.00%) SafeCom
9 3 (0.75%) Data Guard
9 3 (0.75%) NetBackup
9 3 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (0.75%) Oracle RMAN
10 2 (0.50%) Nagios
10 2 (0.50%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 62 (15.54%) VMware
2 57 (14.29%) HP
3 37 (9.27%) Oracle
4 33 (8.27%) Citrix
5 28 (7.02%) Sitecore
6 26 (6.52%) AppSense
7 18 (4.51%) CA
7 18 (4.51%) IBM
8 15 (3.76%) ServiceNow
9 10 (2.51%) ThinPrint
10 9 (2.26%) Dell
10 9 (2.26%) Google
11 8 (2.01%) SAP
11 8 (2.01%) Trend Micro
12 7 (1.75%) Cisco
12 7 (1.75%) Sun
12 7 (1.75%) Symantec
12 7 (1.75%) Veritas
13 6 (1.50%) Axway
14 5 (1.25%) IronPort
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