The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Tyne and Wear region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 7 7 5
Rank change year-on-year
0 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 88 29 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 16.39% 13.94% 14.39%
As % of the Vendors category 29.33% 27.36% 29.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 11 14
Average daily rate £235 £325 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.69% +2.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £223 £159
10% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £450 £368
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 7
Average hourly rate £11.36 £18.90 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.92% +57.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £10.50 £10.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.60 £18.90 £13.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -4.76%
Vendors Category
Tyne and Wear
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
300 106 137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 55.87% 50.96% 49.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 208 42 61
Average daily rate £275 £270 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.85% -14.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £251 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £450 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 16
Average hourly rate £14.00 £18.25 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.28% -1.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.50 £10.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £18.90 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -5.50%
Microsoft
North East

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Newcastle upon Tyne -2 83 £235 -44.70% 28
Sunderland +2 5 - - 1
Gateshead - 1 - -
Prudhoe - - - - 1
South Shields - - - -
Microsoft
North East

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 70 (50.36%) Windows
2 66 (47.48%) Security Cleared
3 45 (32.37%) SC Cleared
4 41 (29.50%) MS Office
5 33 (23.74%) Windows Server 2003
6 30 (21.58%) SQL Server
7 29 (20.86%) DHCP
7 29 (20.86%) Active Directory
8 28 (20.14%) SharePoint
9 27 (19.42%) DV Cleared
10 26 (18.71%) MS Excel
10 26 (18.71%) SQL
11 25 (17.99%) .NET
11 25 (17.99%) ITIL
12 23 (16.55%) Windows 7
12 23 (16.55%) Finance
13 22 (15.83%) Change Management
13 22 (15.83%) Oracle
14 21 (15.11%) CA
15 20 (14.39%) Project Management
16 19 (13.67%) Service Management
17 18 (12.95%) C#
17 18 (12.95%) Windows XP
17 18 (12.95%) DNS
18 17 (12.23%) Manufacturing
19 16 (11.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 16 (11.51%) RDBMS
19 16 (11.51%) ASP.NET
19 16 (11.51%) Relational Database
20 15 (10.79%) HP

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 28 (20.14%) SharePoint
2 13 (9.35%) MS Exchange
3 12 (8.63%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (2.16%) WordPress
4 3 (2.16%) Drupal
5 2 (1.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (1.44%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (1.44%) Lync
6 1 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.72%) Exchange Server 5.5
6 1 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.72%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.72%) Tuxedo
6 1 (0.72%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.72%) IIS
6 1 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 41 (29.50%) MS Office
2 26 (18.71%) MS Excel
3 9 (6.47%) MS Project
4 6 (4.32%) MS Visio
5 3 (2.16%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.72%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 12 (8.63%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.72%) SaaS
1 1 (0.72%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 29 (20.86%) DHCP
2 18 (12.95%) DNS
3 8 (5.76%) SAN
4 3 (2.16%) Intranet
5 2 (1.44%) VPN
6 1 (0.72%) LTE
6 1 (0.72%) X.400
6 1 (0.72%) Internet
6 1 (0.72%) GSM
6 1 (0.72%) LAN
6 1 (0.72%) UMTS
6 1 (0.72%) WAN
6 1 (0.72%) SMTP
6 1 (0.72%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (21.58%) SQL Server
2 16 (11.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 16 (11.51%) RDBMS
2 16 (11.51%) Relational Database
3 15 (10.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 12 (8.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 9 (6.47%) DTS
6 4 (2.88%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (2.88%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (2.16%) MySQL
8 2 (1.44%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.72%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.72%) Oracle OWB
9 1 (0.72%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.72%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.72%) OLAP
9 1 (0.72%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (2.16%) Rational Rhapsody
2 2 (1.44%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.72%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.72%) SpecFlow
3 1 (0.72%) QUnit
3 1 (0.72%) Rational Functional Tester
3 1 (0.72%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.72%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 23 (16.55%) Finance
2 17 (12.23%) Manufacturing
3 7 (5.04%) Military
4 6 (4.32%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.16%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.44%) Legal
Job Titles
1 24 (17.27%) Analyst
2 21 (15.11%) Developer
3 18 (12.95%) Project Manager
4 16 (11.51%) Desktop Engineer
5 11 (7.91%) Microsoft Developer
6 10 (7.19%) Support Analyst
7 9 (6.47%) Support Engineer
7 9 (6.47%) Desktop Support
8 8 (5.76%) Wintel Engineer
9 5 (3.60%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 5 (3.60%) 2nd Line Support
10 4 (2.88%) Administrator
10 4 (2.88%) Programmer
10 4 (2.88%) Migration Technician
10 4 (2.88%) Project Analyst
10 4 (2.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 4 (2.88%) Project Support Analyst
10 4 (2.88%) Build Engineer
11 3 (2.16%) Microsoft Specialist
11 3 (2.16%) PMO Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (17.99%) .NET
2 16 (11.51%) ASP.NET
3 9 (6.47%) HTML
4 7 (5.04%) Web Services
5 5 (3.60%) jQuery
5 5 (3.60%) CSS
6 4 (2.88%) XML
6 4 (2.88%) CSS3
6 4 (2.88%) HTML5
7 3 (2.16%) JSON
7 3 (2.16%) Ajax
7 3 (2.16%) Classic ASP
8 2 (1.44%) Middleware
9 1 (0.72%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1 (0.72%) Oracle Fusion
9 1 (0.72%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.63%) Clustering
2 6 (4.32%) Economics
3 3 (2.16%) Open Source
3 3 (2.16%) Statistics
3 3 (2.16%) Blackberry
3 3 (2.16%) NHS
4 2 (1.44%) W3C
4 2 (1.44%) Thin Client
4 2 (1.44%) Fat Client
5 1 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.72%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 70 (50.36%) Windows
2 33 (23.74%) Windows Server 2003
3 23 (16.55%) Windows 7
4 18 (12.95%) Windows XP
5 10 (7.19%) UNIX
5 10 (7.19%) Windows 8
6 6 (4.32%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (3.60%) Linux
8 4 (2.88%) Solaris
8 4 (2.88%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.72%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.72%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (17.99%) ITIL
2 22 (15.83%) Change Management
3 20 (14.39%) Project Management
4 19 (13.67%) Service Management
5 15 (10.79%) Migration
5 15 (10.79%) Test Scripting
6 14 (10.07%) Integration Testing
7 13 (9.35%) CRM
8 12 (8.63%) Incident Management
9 11 (7.91%) PRINCE2
10 8 (5.76%) Programme Management
10 8 (5.76%) Change Control
11 6 (4.32%) Risk Management
11 6 (4.32%) Project Planning
11 6 (4.32%) Root Cause Analysis
12 5 (3.60%) Problem Management
12 5 (3.60%) Quality Management
12 5 (3.60%) Business Intelligence
12 5 (3.60%) SOA
13 4 (2.88%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (18.71%) SQL
2 18 (12.95%) C#
3 12 (8.63%) VB.NET
4 11 (7.91%) Shell Script
5 6 (4.32%) Java
5 6 (4.32%) JavaScript
5 6 (4.32%) VBA
6 4 (2.88%) PHP
7 3 (2.16%) MUMPS
8 2 (1.44%) PL/SQL
8 2 (1.44%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.72%) VB
9 1 (0.72%) C
Qualifications
1 66 (47.48%) Security Cleared
2 45 (32.37%) SC Cleared
3 27 (19.42%) DV Cleared
4 12 (8.63%) Degree
5 6 (4.32%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (3.60%) ISEB
7 4 (2.88%) MCSE
8 2 (1.44%) CCA
8 2 (1.44%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (1.44%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (1.44%) PMP
8 2 (1.44%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.72%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.16%) HL7
1 3 (2.16%) ISO 9000
2 2 (1.44%) P3O
2 2 (1.44%) SLA
2 2 (1.44%) QA
3 1 (0.72%) WCAG
System Software
1 29 (20.86%) Active Directory
2 8 (5.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.88%) Hyper-V
4 3 (2.16%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (1.44%) Xen
5 2 (1.44%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 2 (1.44%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 13 (9.35%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 10 (7.19%) Unicenter
3 2 (1.44%) Netcool
3 2 (1.44%) SCOM
4 1 (0.72%) SCCM
4 1 (0.72%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.72%) OpenView
4 1 (0.72%) MOM
4 1 (0.72%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 22 (15.83%) Oracle
2 21 (15.11%) CA
3 15 (10.79%) HP
4 10 (7.19%) VMware
5 8 (5.76%) Dell
6 3 (2.16%) InterSystems
6 3 (2.16%) Citrix
6 3 (2.16%) Cisco
7 2 (1.44%) NetApp
8 1 (0.72%) Lagan
8 1 (0.72%) AppSense
8 1 (0.72%) Symantec
8 1 (0.72%) TIBCO
8 1 (0.72%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.72%) Cognos
8 1 (0.72%) IBM
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Rate: From £9 to £12 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago