The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Middlesbrough with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 22 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never 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.

Microsoft
North Yorkshire / Middlesbrough
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 2 1 4
Rank change year-on-year -1 +3  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 4 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Middlesbrough 30.77% 25.00% 10.00%
As % of the Vendors category 50.00% 37.50% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 0
Median daily rate £225 £78 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +190.32% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £350 £337
% change year-on-year +2.85% +4.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £11.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -12.12% +10.00%  

Microsoft is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in Middlesbrough.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Middlesbrough
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 8 8 7
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Middlesbrough 61.54% 66.67% 70.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 4
Median daily rate £225 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -35.71% -6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £78 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £350 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Median hourly rate £27.00 £13.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +100.00% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -14.63% +10.81%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Middlesbrough

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Middlesbrough citing Microsoft as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Middlesbrough

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Middlesbrough

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft in Middlesbrough.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft in Middlesbrough

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Middlesbrough

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft in Middlesbrough.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Middlesbrough

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 Middlesbrough region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 7 (43.75%) C#
1 7 (43.75%) SQL
1 7 (43.75%) .NET
2 6 (37.50%) SharePoint
3 5 (31.25%) Oracle
3 5 (31.25%) SQL Server
3 5 (31.25%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (31.25%) Visual Studio
3 5 (31.25%) Security Cleared
3 5 (31.25%) Oracle Database
3 5 (31.25%) Infrastructure Management
4 4 (25.00%) Windows
4 4 (25.00%) Active Directory
5 3 (18.75%) ASP.NET
5 3 (18.75%) XML
5 3 (18.75%) XSLT
5 3 (18.75%) ITIL
5 3 (18.75%) HNC
5 3 (18.75%) Office 365
5 3 (18.75%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (18.75%) .NET Framework
5 3 (18.75%) Degree
5 3 (18.75%) Change Management
5 3 (18.75%) Migration
5 3 (18.75%) Windows Server
6 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (12.50%) Angular 2
6 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database 12c
6 2 (12.50%) AngularJS
6 2 (12.50%) Front End Development

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in Middlesbrough 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 6 (37.50%) SharePoint
2 1 (6.25%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (6.25%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 5 (31.25%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (18.75%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (31.25%) Oracle Database
1 5 (31.25%) SQL Server
2 3 (18.75%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database 12c
3 2 (12.50%) Oracle8/8i Database
3 2 (12.50%) Oracle9i Database
3 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (31.25%) Visual Studio
2 1 (6.25%) MSI
2 1 (6.25%) Wise Package Studio
Job Titles
1 10 (62.50%) Analyst
2 5 (31.25%) Support Analyst
3 4 (25.00%) Developer
4 3 (18.75%) Applications Support
4 3 (18.75%) Applications Support Analyst
4 3 (18.75%) Service Analyst
4 3 (18.75%) Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (12.50%) .NET Developer
5 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (12.50%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (12.50%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (12.50%) C# Developer
5 2 (12.50%) Database Analyst
5 2 (12.50%) JavaScript Developer
5 2 (12.50%) Report Analyst
5 2 (12.50%) Report Writer
6 1 (6.25%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
6 1 (6.25%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Email Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Migration Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (43.75%) .NET
2 3 (18.75%) .NET Framework
2 3 (18.75%) ASP.NET
2 3 (18.75%) XML
2 3 (18.75%) XSLT
3 2 (12.50%) Angular 2
3 2 (12.50%) AngularJS
3 2 (12.50%) CSS
3 2 (12.50%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Driving Licence
1 1 (6.25%) iPad
1 1 (6.25%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (25.00%) Windows
2 3 (18.75%) Windows Server
3 1 (6.25%) Windows 10
3 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
3 1 (6.25%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) Infrastructure Management
2 3 (18.75%) Change Management
2 3 (18.75%) ITIL
2 3 (18.75%) Migration
3 2 (12.50%) Front End Development
3 2 (12.50%) Quality Management
4 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (6.25%) Application Packaging
4 1 (6.25%) Change Control
4 1 (6.25%) Data Extraction
4 1 (6.25%) Email Migration
4 1 (6.25%) Integration Testing
4 1 (6.25%) Open Source
4 1 (6.25%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (6.25%) SDLC
4 1 (6.25%) Service Delivery
4 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (6.25%) Unit Testing
4 1 (6.25%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 7 (43.75%) C#
1 7 (43.75%) SQL
2 2 (12.50%) Java
2 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
2 2 (12.50%) VB
2 2 (12.50%) VB.NET
3 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
3 1 (6.25%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (31.25%) Security Cleared
2 3 (18.75%) Degree
2 3 (18.75%) HNC
3 1 (6.25%) DBS Check
3 1 (6.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) AppDNA
1 1 (6.25%) SCCM
1 1 (6.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) Oracle
2 1 (6.25%) Citrix
2 1 (6.25%) Intel