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 6 December 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
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 4 8 12
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 271 89 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 22.21% 12.29% 11.86%
As % of the Vendors category 40.09% 30.90% 25.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 201 53 50
Median daily rate £375 £350 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £254 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £509 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 7 6
Median hourly rate £27.00 £14.60 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+84.93% -49.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.45 £10.00 £13.79
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £18.14 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.87 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-0.90% +3.44%
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
676 288 296
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 55.41% 39.78% 46.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 474 171 192
Median daily rate £350 £340 £349
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £230 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £529 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 26 13
Median hourly rate £22.50 £25.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% -7.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.60 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £49.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%

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 6 December 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 6 December 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 6 December 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 +9 260 £375 +7.14% 15
Tyneside - 6 £508 -
Sunderland -4 3 £288 -11.53% 1
Gateshead - 1 £213 -
North Tyneside - 1 - -
Microsoft
North East

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 6 December 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.

1 354 (68.47%) Windows
2 243 (47.00%) Active Directory
3 211 (40.81%) Security Cleared
4 196 (37.91%) Windows Server
5 180 (34.82%) ITIL
6 173 (33.46%) SC Cleared
7 158 (30.56%) MS Excel
8 138 (26.69%) DNS
9 134 (25.92%) SQL Server
10 131 (25.34%) DHCP
11 125 (24.18%) VMware
12 114 (22.05%) HP
13 97 (18.76%) SQL
14 93 (17.99%) Microsoft Certification
15 92 (17.79%) Unix
16 90 (17.41%) Degree
16 90 (17.41%) BPSS Clearance
17 89 (17.21%) Change Management
18 88 (17.02%) VMware Infrastructure
19 87 (16.83%) Citrix
20 86 (16.63%) AIX
21 84 (16.25%) Problem Management
22 78 (15.09%) Computer Science
23 77 (14.89%) Windows Server 2008
23 77 (14.89%) Oracle
24 76 (14.70%) Linux
25 74 (14.31%) Service Delivery
26 72 (13.93%) Disclosure Scotland
27 70 (13.54%) Windows Server 2003
28 68 (13.15%) Microsoft App-V

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 63 (12.19%) SharePoint
2 62 (11.99%) WebLogic
3 60 (11.61%) IIS
4 52 (10.06%) MS Exchange
5 46 (8.90%) Exchange Server 2010
5 46 (8.90%) WebSphere
6 42 (8.12%) Skype for Business
7 39 (7.54%) Exchange Server 2013
8 30 (5.80%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 27 (5.22%) OpenStack
10 21 (4.06%) SharePoint 2010
11 20 (3.87%) Apache
11 20 (3.87%) Office Communications Server
12 19 (3.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 17 (3.29%) MQSeries
13 17 (3.29%) SharePoint 2013
13 17 (3.29%) WebSphere Application Server
14 15 (2.90%) Tuxedo
15 14 (2.71%) BizTalk Server
16 13 (2.51%) SAS
Applications
1 158 (30.56%) MS Excel
2 51 (9.86%) MS Office
3 33 (6.38%) MS PowerPoint
4 17 (3.29%) MS Project
5 12 (2.32%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.39%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 13 (2.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (2.13%) OpenText MBPM
3 2 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 40 (7.74%) IaaS
1 40 (7.74%) PaaS
1 40 (7.74%) SaaS
2 38 (7.35%) Office 365
3 12 (2.32%) HP Helion
4 9 (1.74%) Amazon AWS
5 7 (1.35%) Google Cloud Platform
6 6 (1.16%) Amazon EC2
6 6 (1.16%) Google App Engine
7 3 (0.58%) GitHub
7 3 (0.58%) Microsoft Azure
8 2 (0.39%) DigitalOcean
8 2 (0.39%) Google Analytics
8 2 (0.39%) Linode
9 1 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.19%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.19%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 138 (26.69%) DNS
2 131 (25.34%) DHCP
3 34 (6.58%) HTTP
4 30 (5.80%) Intranet
4 30 (5.80%) Skype
5 28 (5.42%) Firewall
6 23 (4.45%) Internet
7 22 (4.26%) SSL
8 21 (4.06%) TCP/IP
9 19 (3.68%) WAN
10 18 (3.48%) LAN
11 15 (2.90%) HTTPS
12 13 (2.51%) Kerberos
12 13 (2.51%) LDAP
12 13 (2.51%) NAS
12 13 (2.51%) X.500
13 12 (2.32%) SAN
14 10 (1.93%) iSCSI
15 9 (1.74%) VPN
16 7 (1.35%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 134 (25.92%) SQL Server
2 28 (5.42%) Relational Database
3 18 (3.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 15 (2.90%) BusinessObjects
5 13 (2.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 10 (1.93%) RDBMS
6 10 (1.93%) SQL Server 2005
7 9 (1.74%) SQL Server 2008
7 9 (1.74%) SQL Server 2012
8 8 (1.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 7 (1.35%) MySQL
9 7 (1.35%) OLTP
10 6 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
11 5 (0.97%) SAS Enterprise Guide
12 4 (0.77%) SAS Enterprise Miner
13 2 (0.39%) Data Mining
13 2 (0.39%) DataStage
13 2 (0.39%) OLAP
13 2 (0.39%) Oracle Reports
13 2 (0.39%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 26 (5.03%) MSI
2 13 (2.51%) Visual Studio
3 9 (1.74%) Jenkins
4 8 (1.55%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (1.16%) Travis CI
6 4 (0.77%) NMock
6 4 (0.77%) WiX
7 3 (0.58%) Cucumber
7 3 (0.58%) Git (software)
7 3 (0.58%) HP UFT
7 3 (0.58%) JIRA
7 3 (0.58%) JMeter
7 3 (0.58%) LoadRunner
7 3 (0.58%) Selenium
8 2 (0.39%) GitLab
8 2 (0.39%) StarTeam
8 2 (0.39%) Subversion
8 2 (0.39%) Vagrant
9 1 (0.19%) MSTest
9 1 (0.19%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 35 (6.77%) Finance
2 14 (2.71%) Advertising
3 13 (2.51%) Manufacturing
4 5 (0.97%) Publishing
5 3 (0.58%) Billing
6 2 (0.39%) Legal
7 1 (0.19%) Banking
7 1 (0.19%) Games
7 1 (0.19%) German Language
7 1 (0.19%) Retail
Job Titles
1 83 (16.05%) Support Engineer
2 53 (10.25%) Developer
3 30 (5.80%) Analyst
4 23 (4.45%) Administrator
4 23 (4.45%) Architect
5 22 (4.26%) Wintel Engineer
6 20 (3.87%) Project Manager
6 20 (3.87%) Support Specialist
7 19 (3.68%) 3rd Line Support
7 19 (3.68%) Desktop Engineer
7 19 (3.68%) Sitecore Developer
8 18 (3.48%) Consultant
9 17 (3.29%) Infrastructure Architect
10 16 (3.09%) .NET Developer
10 16 (3.09%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 16 (3.09%) Solutions Architect
11 15 (2.90%) Unix Support
12 14 (2.71%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
12 14 (2.71%) Active Directory Engineer
12 14 (2.71%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (11.41%) .NET
2 51 (9.86%) Middleware
3 43 (8.32%) ASP.NET
4 31 (6.00%) XML
5 22 (4.26%) HTML
6 17 (3.29%) IBM Integration Bus
7 16 (3.09%) J2EE
8 11 (2.13%) .NET Framework
9 9 (1.74%) Web Services
10 8 (1.55%) CSS
10 8 (1.55%) jQuery
11 6 (1.16%) Servlets
12 4 (0.77%) Ajax
12 4 (0.77%) LINQ
12 4 (0.77%) WPF
13 3 (0.58%) ASP.NET MVC
13 3 (0.58%) MDX
14 2 (0.39%) Entity Framework
14 2 (0.39%) Ruby on Rails
14 2 (0.39%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 78 (15.09%) Computer Science
2 63 (12.19%) Analytical Skills
3 42 (8.12%) Data Centre
4 41 (7.93%) Management Information System
5 34 (6.58%) Clustering
6 22 (4.26%) Private Cloud
7 18 (3.48%) PKI
8 16 (3.09%) Enterprise Software
8 16 (3.09%) Replication
9 11 (2.13%) Blackberry
9 11 (2.13%) Tandem
10 10 (1.93%) Visualisation
11 7 (1.35%) Mobile App
12 6 (1.16%) CMDB
12 6 (1.16%) Fat Client
12 6 (1.16%) Thin Client
13 5 (0.97%) CESG
13 5 (0.97%) Public Cloud
14 4 (0.77%) Economics
15 2 (0.39%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 354 (68.47%) Windows
2 196 (37.91%) Windows Server
3 92 (17.79%) Unix
4 86 (16.63%) AIX
5 77 (14.89%) Windows Server 2008
6 76 (14.70%) Linux
7 70 (13.54%) Windows Server 2003
8 67 (12.96%) Solaris
9 51 (9.86%) Windows 7
10 50 (9.67%) Windows Server 2012
11 48 (9.28%) Windows XP
12 26 (5.03%) Android
13 25 (4.84%) Apple iOS
14 24 (4.64%) Windows 2000
15 17 (3.29%) OS/390
16 14 (2.71%) Windows 8
17 12 (2.32%) Windows 10
18 11 (2.13%) HPUX
18 11 (2.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 7 (1.35%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 180 (34.82%) ITIL
2 89 (17.21%) Change Management
3 84 (16.25%) Problem Management
4 74 (14.31%) Service Delivery
5 64 (12.38%) Release Management
6 56 (10.83%) Agile Software Development
7 54 (10.44%) Incident Management
8 52 (10.06%) DevOps
9 45 (8.70%) Migration
9 45 (8.70%) Root Cause Analysis
10 44 (8.51%) Project Management
11 41 (7.93%) Open Source
12 40 (7.74%) Configuration Management
13 39 (7.54%) PRINCE2
14 35 (6.77%) QMS
15 32 (6.19%) Software Delivery
16 31 (6.00%) Service Management
17 29 (5.61%) ITSM
18 27 (5.22%) Quality Management
19 25 (4.84%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 97 (18.76%) SQL
2 66 (12.77%) PowerShell
3 56 (10.83%) C#
4 44 (8.51%) Java
5 38 (7.35%) JavaScript
6 35 (6.77%) C
7 31 (6.00%) T-SQL
8 30 (5.80%) VB
9 18 (3.48%) VBScript
10 14 (2.71%) Perl
11 11 (2.13%) C++
12 10 (1.93%) Python
13 7 (1.35%) Jython
14 5 (0.97%) Ruby
14 5 (0.97%) VB.NET
15 4 (0.77%) Shell Script
16 3 (0.58%) PHP
17 1 (0.19%) JCL
17 1 (0.19%) Korn
17 1 (0.19%) REXX
Qualifications
1 211 (40.81%) Security Cleared
2 173 (33.46%) SC Cleared
3 93 (17.99%) Microsoft Certification
4 90 (17.41%) BPSS Clearance
4 90 (17.41%) Degree
5 52 (10.06%) MCSE
6 22 (4.26%) ITIL Certification
7 19 (3.68%) MCSA
8 12 (2.32%) MCP
8 12 (2.32%) MCTS
9 9 (1.74%) DV Cleared
10 4 (0.77%) MCITP
11 3 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 2 (0.39%) ECDL
12 2 (0.39%) PMI Certification
12 2 (0.39%) PMP
13 1 (0.19%) A+ Certification
13 1 (0.19%) CISSP
13 1 (0.19%) MCDBA
13 1 (0.19%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (13.93%) Disclosure Scotland
2 57 (11.03%) SLA
3 25 (4.84%) ISO 9001
4 4 (0.77%) QA
System Software
1 243 (47.00%) Active Directory
2 88 (17.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 68 (13.15%) Microsoft App-V
4 48 (9.28%) XenApp
5 38 (7.35%) XenDesktop
5 38 (7.35%) XenServer
6 32 (6.19%) Hyper-V
7 19 (3.68%) vSphere
8 13 (2.51%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 13 (2.51%) Virtual Servers
8 13 (2.51%) VMware ESXi
9 12 (2.32%) Terminal Services
10 9 (1.74%) VMware Workstation
10 9 (1.74%) Xen
11 3 (0.58%) Firmware
12 2 (0.39%) Brightmail
12 2 (0.39%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 2 (0.39%) VirtualBox
12 2 (0.39%) VMware ESX
13 1 (0.19%) NFS
Systems Management
1 49 (9.48%) SCCM
2 32 (6.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 23 (4.45%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 19 (3.68%) Microsoft Clustering
5 18 (3.48%) XenMobile
6 13 (2.51%) NetBackup
6 13 (2.51%) Perfmon
6 13 (2.51%) Puppet
7 12 (2.32%) EdgeSight
7 12 (2.32%) OpenView
7 12 (2.32%) SafeCom
8 11 (2.13%) AirWatch
8 11 (2.13%) Tivoli
8 11 (2.13%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 10 (1.93%) HP Data Protector
10 9 (1.74%) HP Operations Orchestration
11 8 (1.55%) HP SIM
12 7 (1.35%) WSUS
13 6 (1.16%) SCOrch
13 6 (1.16%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 125 (24.18%) VMware
2 114 (22.05%) HP
3 87 (16.83%) Citrix
4 77 (14.89%) Oracle
5 53 (10.25%) AppSense
6 33 (6.38%) ServiceNow
7 31 (6.00%) CA
8 23 (4.45%) Symantec
9 22 (4.26%) IBM
9 22 (4.26%) Sitecore
10 20 (3.87%) SAP
10 20 (3.87%) ThinPrint
11 15 (2.90%) TIBCO
12 12 (2.32%) Lotus
12 12 (2.32%) Sun
13 11 (2.13%) Axway
13 11 (2.13%) Fujitsu
13 11 (2.13%) Red Hat
13 11 (2.13%) Trend Micro
14 10 (1.93%) Siemens
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