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 23 January 2015 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 5 3 2
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 56 53 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 13.37% 20.78% 22.77%
As % of the Vendors category 26.54% 39.85% 42.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 20 15
Average daily rate
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£325 £243 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.02% +61.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £193 £108
10% offered a daily rate of more than £447 £328 £362
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 15 11
Average hourly rate £11.50 £10.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.52% -16.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.72 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+9.32% -14.25%
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
211 133 121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 50.36% 52.16% 54.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 66 36
Average daily rate £360 £245 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.93% -5.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £193 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £370 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 20 15
Average hourly rate £14.80 £10.50 £14.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.95% -26.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £10.50 £10.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.60 £27.50 £24.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.40 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.45% -13.15%

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 23 January 2015.

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
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 23 January 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 51 £333 +37.11% 32
Sunderland -4 5 £300 +27.65% 3
Wallsend - - - -
North Shields - - - -
Gateshead - - - -
Microsoft
North East

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 68 (50.00%) Windows
2 60 (44.12%) MS Excel
3 52 (38.24%) Security Cleared
4 47 (34.56%) MS Office
5 43 (31.62%) SQL Server
6 42 (30.88%) SQL
7 40 (29.41%) .NET
8 38 (27.94%) ITIL
9 35 (25.74%) Active Directory
10 30 (22.06%) C#
11 29 (21.32%) Windows Server 2003
12 26 (19.12%) Project Management
13 24 (17.65%) ASP.NET
13 24 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
14 23 (16.91%) Service Management
15 22 (16.18%) HP
15 22 (16.18%) PRINCE2
16 21 (15.44%) SQL Server 2008
16 21 (15.44%) SC Cleared
17 19 (13.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 19 (13.97%) Clustering
17 19 (13.97%) Web Services
17 19 (13.97%) Business Intelligence
17 19 (13.97%) SharePoint
17 19 (13.97%) Analytical Skills
18 18 (13.24%) Change Management
18 18 (13.24%) SQL Server 2005
19 17 (12.50%) DV Cleared
19 17 (12.50%) Service Delivery
20 16 (11.76%) VB

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 19 (13.97%) SharePoint
2 14 (10.29%) MS Exchange
3 8 (5.88%) IBM Notes
4 5 (3.68%) Apache
4 5 (3.68%) IIS
5 4 (2.94%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (1.47%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.74%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.74%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.74%) K2 blackpearl
7 1 (0.74%) Node.js
Applications
1 60 (44.12%) MS Excel
2 47 (34.56%) MS Office
3 11 (8.09%) MS Project
4 8 (5.88%) MS Visio
4 8 (5.88%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (1.47%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.74%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.74%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 8 (5.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (5.15%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.21%) Office 365
2 2 (1.47%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (9.56%) DHCP
2 12 (8.82%) DNS
3 9 (6.62%) SAN
4 5 (3.68%) Firewall
5 4 (2.94%) FTP
6 2 (1.47%) Intranet
7 1 (0.74%) Wireless
7 1 (0.74%) Wireless Security
7 1 (0.74%) LAN
7 1 (0.74%) VoIP
7 1 (0.74%) WLAN
7 1 (0.74%) WAN
7 1 (0.74%) HTTP
7 1 (0.74%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.74%) Internet
7 1 (0.74%) Extranet
7 1 (0.74%) MPLS
7 1 (0.74%) DSL
7 1 (0.74%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (31.62%) SQL Server
2 21 (15.44%) SQL Server 2008
3 19 (13.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 18 (13.24%) SQL Server 2005
5 10 (7.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 10 (7.35%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 9 (6.62%) Relational Database
6 9 (6.62%) SQL Server 2012
7 8 (5.88%) SQL Server 2000
7 8 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (3.68%) RDBMS
9 4 (2.94%) SAP BI
10 3 (2.21%) DTS
11 1 (0.74%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.74%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 8 (5.88%) Visual Studio
2 4 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.74%) Fiddler
3 1 (0.74%) MSI
General
1 7 (5.15%) Finance
2 4 (2.94%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.74%) Back Office
3 1 (0.74%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.74%) Advertising
3 1 (0.74%) Publishing
3 1 (0.74%) Military
Job Titles
1 28 (20.59%) Developer
2 23 (16.91%) Project Manager
3 13 (9.56%) Support Engineer
4 12 (8.82%) Analyst
5 8 (5.88%) Applications Support
5 8 (5.88%) .NET Developer
6 7 (5.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 7 (5.15%) 2nd Line Support
7 6 (4.41%) Administrator
7 6 (4.41%) Consultant
7 6 (4.41%) Senior Manager
7 6 (4.41%) Senior Project Manager
8 5 (3.68%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 5 (3.68%) Business Analyst
8 5 (3.68%) Programmer
9 4 (2.94%) VB Programmer
9 4 (2.94%) Support Specialist
9 4 (2.94%) Applications Specialist
9 4 (2.94%) Service Manager
9 4 (2.94%) Wintel Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (29.41%) .NET
2 24 (17.65%) ASP.NET
3 19 (13.97%) Web Services
4 10 (7.35%) MDX
5 8 (5.88%) WCF
6 7 (5.15%) CSS
7 6 (4.41%) XML
7 6 (4.41%) HTML
8 5 (3.68%) Middleware
8 5 (3.68%) CSS3
8 5 (3.68%) HTML5
9 4 (2.94%) AppFabric
9 4 (2.94%) AngularJS
9 4 (2.94%) WF
10 3 (2.21%) jQuery
10 3 (2.21%) .NET Framework
10 3 (2.21%) ASP.NET MVC
10 3 (2.21%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 3 (2.21%) REST
11 2 (1.47%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 19 (13.97%) Clustering
1 19 (13.97%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (10.29%) N-Tier
3 13 (9.56%) Economics
4 5 (3.68%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.94%) IVR
6 1 (0.74%) Handset
6 1 (0.74%) CMDB
6 1 (0.74%) NHS
6 1 (0.74%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 68 (50.00%) Windows
2 29 (21.32%) Windows Server 2003
3 24 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (5.15%) UNIX
4 7 (5.15%) Solaris
5 5 (3.68%) Windows 7
6 3 (2.21%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.74%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (0.74%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.74%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (27.94%) ITIL
2 26 (19.12%) Project Management
3 23 (16.91%) Service Management
4 22 (16.18%) PRINCE2
5 19 (13.97%) Business Intelligence
6 18 (13.24%) Change Management
7 17 (12.50%) Service Delivery
8 14 (10.29%) Data Management
8 14 (10.29%) CRM
9 12 (8.82%) Agile Software Development
9 12 (8.82%) Web Design
10 9 (6.62%) Problem Management
10 9 (6.62%) Configuration Management
11 7 (5.15%) Programme Management
11 7 (5.15%) Change Control
12 4 (2.94%) Incident Management
12 4 (2.94%) WFM
12 4 (2.94%) MVC
12 4 (2.94%) Business Analysis
13 3 (2.21%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 42 (30.88%) SQL
2 30 (22.06%) C#
3 16 (11.76%) VB
4 14 (10.29%) VB.NET
4 14 (10.29%) VBA
4 14 (10.29%) VBScript
5 11 (8.09%) JavaScript
6 4 (2.94%) C
6 4 (2.94%) PowerShell
6 4 (2.94%) VB6
7 3 (2.21%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.74%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 52 (38.24%) Security Cleared
2 21 (15.44%) SC Cleared
3 17 (12.50%) DV Cleared
4 11 (8.09%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (2.94%) MCSE
6 3 (2.21%) MCSA
7 2 (1.47%) ISEB
8 1 (0.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.74%) CCNP
8 1 (0.74%) CCA
8 1 (0.74%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (0.74%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.74%) PMP
8 1 (0.74%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.74%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.74%) QA
1 1 (0.74%) SLA
1 1 (0.74%) P3O
System Software
1 35 (25.74%) Active Directory
2 12 (8.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.68%) Terminal Services
4 2 (1.47%) XenApp
5 1 (0.74%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.74%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.74%) vSphere
5 1 (0.74%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 15 (11.03%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 9 (6.62%) MIIS
3 5 (3.68%) OpenView
3 5 (3.68%) HP SIM
4 3 (2.21%) SCCM
5 1 (0.74%) SCOM
5 1 (0.74%) WSUS
5 1 (0.74%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.74%) Unicenter
5 1 (0.74%) Netcool
Vendors
1 22 (16.18%) HP
2 15 (11.03%) VMware
3 8 (5.88%) Lotus
3 8 (5.88%) Citrix
4 6 (4.41%) CA
4 6 (4.41%) Cisco
5 5 (3.68%) Oracle
6 4 (2.94%) Genesys
6 4 (2.94%) SAP
6 4 (2.94%) IBM
7 2 (1.47%) Apple
7 2 (1.47%) NetApp
8 1 (0.74%) NEC
8 1 (0.74%) Wyse
8 1 (0.74%) Draytek
8 1 (0.74%) Polycom
8 1 (0.74%) Adobe
8 1 (0.74%) EMC
8 1 (0.74%) Alcatel-Lucent
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