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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 12 10 10
Rank change year-on-year
-2 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 45 19 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 10.56% 9.22% 9.81%
As % of the Vendors category 22.96% 19.59% 21.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 7 13
Average daily rate
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£350 £175 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £159 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £360 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 11
Average hourly rate £11.00 £17.20 £13.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.04% +29.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.40 £12.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.10 £18.90 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -7.93%
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
196 97 169
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 46.01% 47.09% 46.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 38 80
Average daily rate £345 £350 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.42% +37.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £179 £170 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £498 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 8 13
Average hourly rate £15.25 £13.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.30% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.57 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.75 £18.90 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.30 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-6.73% +1.57%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 29 August 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 39 £347 -4.14% 33
Sunderland -2 4 £450 +157.14% 1
Gateshead -2 2 - - 1
South Shields - - - -
Microsoft
North East

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 46 (50.55%) Windows
2 37 (40.66%) MS Office
3 31 (34.07%) .NET
4 30 (32.97%) Security Cleared
5 26 (28.57%) MS Excel
6 25 (27.47%) C#
7 24 (26.37%) SQL
8 22 (24.18%) SC Cleared
9 20 (21.98%) SQL Server
10 19 (20.88%) ASP.NET
10 19 (20.88%) Change Management
11 18 (19.78%) Windows 7
12 17 (18.68%) ITIL
13 16 (17.58%) SharePoint
13 16 (17.58%) Active Directory
14 15 (16.48%) Windows Server 2003
15 14 (15.38%) Windows XP
16 13 (14.29%) CRM
16 13 (14.29%) Service Management
17 12 (13.19%) Finance
17 12 (13.19%) Project Management
17 12 (13.19%) Web Services
17 12 (13.19%) DHCP
17 12 (13.19%) Business Intelligence
18 11 (12.09%) VB.NET
18 11 (12.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 10 (10.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 10 (10.99%) Relational Database
20 9 (9.89%) Windows 8
20 9 (9.89%) SQL Server 2008

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 16 (17.58%) SharePoint
2 7 (7.69%) BizTalk Server
3 5 (5.49%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.20%) IBM Notes
4 2 (2.20%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.10%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.10%) WebLogic
Applications
1 37 (40.66%) MS Office
2 26 (28.57%) MS Excel
3 6 (6.59%) MS Visio
4 4 (4.40%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (2.20%) MS Project
6 1 (1.10%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 9 (9.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.20%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.20%) Office 365
2 1 (1.10%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (13.19%) DHCP
2 8 (8.79%) DNS
3 4 (4.40%) LAN
3 4 (4.40%) WAN
4 2 (2.20%) TCP/IP
4 2 (2.20%) VPN
4 2 (2.20%) MPLS
4 2 (2.20%) DSL
4 2 (2.20%) Intranet
5 1 (1.10%) LTE
5 1 (1.10%) Unified Communications
5 1 (1.10%) Extranet
5 1 (1.10%) Firewall
5 1 (1.10%) HTTP
5 1 (1.10%) UMTS
5 1 (1.10%) VoIP
5 1 (1.10%) WLAN
5 1 (1.10%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (21.98%) SQL Server
2 11 (12.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 10 (10.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 10 (10.99%) Relational Database
4 9 (9.89%) SQL Server 2008
5 8 (8.79%) SQL Server 2005
5 8 (8.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (6.59%) RDBMS
7 4 (4.40%) DTS
7 4 (4.40%) SAP BI
7 4 (4.40%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 2 (2.20%) SQL Server 2000
8 2 (2.20%) Oracle Database
9 1 (1.10%) Oracle OWB
9 1 (1.10%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (1.10%) EDRMS
9 1 (1.10%) IDOL
9 1 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (1.10%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (1.10%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 3 (3.30%) Rational Rhapsody
2 2 (2.20%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.10%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (13.19%) Finance
2 5 (5.49%) Manufacturing
3 3 (3.30%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (3.30%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.20%) Advertising
4 2 (2.20%) Military
5 1 (1.10%) Legal
Job Titles
1 22 (24.18%) Developer
2 19 (20.88%) Analyst
3 11 (12.09%) Project Manager
4 8 (8.79%) Support Analyst
5 7 (7.69%) Support Engineer
6 5 (5.49%) Microsoft Developer
6 5 (5.49%) 2nd Line Support
6 5 (5.49%) Programmer
7 4 (4.40%) Support Specialist
7 4 (4.40%) Applications Support
7 4 (4.40%) Service Analyst
7 4 (4.40%) Applications Specialist
7 4 (4.40%) Desktop Support
7 4 (4.40%) Technical Analyst
7 4 (4.40%) Service Desk Analyst
7 4 (4.40%) Applications Support Specialist
8 3 (3.30%) Business Manager
8 3 (3.30%) Desktop Engineer
8 3 (3.30%) 1st Line Support
8 3 (3.30%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (34.07%) .NET
2 19 (20.88%) ASP.NET
3 12 (13.19%) Web Services
4 8 (8.79%) XML
4 8 (8.79%) HTML
5 5 (5.49%) WCF
5 5 (5.49%) HTML5
5 5 (5.49%) CSS3
5 5 (5.49%) CSS
6 4 (4.40%) AppFabric
6 4 (4.40%) jQuery
6 4 (4.40%) WF
6 4 (4.40%) MDX
7 2 (2.20%) REST
8 1 (1.10%) .NET Framework
8 1 (1.10%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 1 (1.10%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 1 (1.10%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (1.10%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.59%) N-Tier
2 5 (5.49%) Clustering
3 4 (4.40%) Economics
3 4 (4.40%) IVR
4 3 (3.30%) NHS
5 2 (2.20%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.20%) Statistics
6 1 (1.10%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 46 (50.55%) Windows
2 18 (19.78%) Windows 7
3 15 (16.48%) Windows Server 2003
4 14 (15.38%) Windows XP
5 9 (9.89%) Windows 8
6 7 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (2.20%) Linux
7 2 (2.20%) Windows 2000
8 1 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.10%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.10%) AIX
8 1 (1.10%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (20.88%) Change Management
2 17 (18.68%) ITIL
3 13 (14.29%) CRM
3 13 (14.29%) Service Management
4 12 (13.19%) Project Management
4 12 (13.19%) Business Intelligence
5 9 (9.89%) PRINCE2
6 7 (7.69%) Problem Management
6 7 (7.69%) Service Delivery
7 6 (6.59%) Integration Testing
7 6 (6.59%) Test Scripting
7 6 (6.59%) Migration
7 6 (6.59%) Data Management
8 5 (5.49%) Web Design
8 5 (5.49%) Programme Management
8 5 (5.49%) Incident Management
8 5 (5.49%) Configuration Management
9 4 (4.40%) WFM
10 3 (3.30%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (3.30%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 25 (27.47%) C#
2 24 (26.37%) SQL
3 11 (12.09%) VB.NET
4 9 (9.89%) VBA
5 7 (7.69%) JavaScript
6 6 (6.59%) VBScript
6 6 (6.59%) VB
7 5 (5.49%) Java
8 3 (3.30%) Shell Script
8 3 (3.30%) MUMPS
9 2 (2.20%) C
10 1 (1.10%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.10%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 30 (32.97%) Security Cleared
2 22 (24.18%) SC Cleared
3 8 (8.79%) Degree
4 4 (4.40%) ISEB
4 4 (4.40%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.10%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.10%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.10%) PMP
5 1 (1.10%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.30%) HL7
1 3 (3.30%) ISO 9000
2 1 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.10%) QA
2 1 (1.10%) P3O
System Software
1 16 (17.58%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.20%) vSphere
3 2 (2.20%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.10%) XenApp
4 1 (1.10%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (6.59%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 4 (4.40%) Unicenter
3 2 (2.20%) Netcool
3 2 (2.20%) WSUS
4 1 (1.10%) SCCM
4 1 (1.10%) SCOM
4 1 (1.10%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (1.10%) OpenView
Vendors
1 8 (8.79%) Oracle
1 8 (8.79%) CA
2 6 (6.59%) Cisco
3 4 (4.40%) SAP
3 4 (4.40%) Genesys
4 3 (3.30%) VMware
4 3 (3.30%) InterSystems
5 2 (2.20%) NetApp
5 2 (2.20%) HP
5 2 (2.20%) Lotus
6 1 (1.10%) Draytek
6 1 (1.10%) Polycom
6 1 (1.10%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.10%) Veritas
6 1 (1.10%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 1 (1.10%) NEC
6 1 (1.10%) Cognos
6 1 (1.10%) Citrix
6 1 (1.10%) IBM
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