Period
to 13 December 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 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 6 months to 13 December 2018 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
Tyne and Wear > Newcastle upon Tyne
6 months to
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 16 11 5
Rank change year-on-year -5 -6 +4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 89 105 483
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 10.27% 12.06% 23.09%
As % of the Vendors category 27.30% 27.06% 40.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 76 382
Newcastle upon Tyne median daily rate £375 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11% -12.34%
10th Percentile £250 £249 £206
90th Percentile £538 £544 £533
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £375 £368 £338
% change year-on-year +2.04% +8.89% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 19 70
Newcastle upon Tyne median hourly rate £11.50 £30.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -61.67% +9.09% +89.66%
10th Percentile £10.75 £8.50 £12.07
90th Percentile £20.65 £48.26 £36.00
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £12.25 £30.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year -59.17% +11.11% +88.81%

Microsoft is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne.

All Vendors
Newcastle upon Tyne
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 326 388 1,182
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 37.60% 44.55% 56.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 223 280 825
Newcastle upon Tyne median daily rate £400 £362 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.50% +6.47% -6.85%
10th Percentile £285 £260 £219
90th Percentile £574 £550 £505
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £400 £360 £340
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -5.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 23 89
Newcastle upon Tyne median hourly rate £13.00 £15.50 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.13% -42.59% +5.88%
10th Percentile £10.38 £8.77 £12.25
90th Percentile £35.00 £47.76 £36.00
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £13.25 £13.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year -1.85% -50.00% +12.50%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

Job postings citing Microsoft as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Newcastle upon Tyne

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft in Newcastle upon Tyne

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Newcastle upon Tyne

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Newcastle upon Tyne over the 6 months to 13 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft in Newcastle upon Tyne

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 13 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Newcastle upon Tyne region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 38 (42.70%) SQL Server
2 36 (40.45%) Windows
3 34 (38.20%) Security Cleared
4 30 (33.71%) Active Directory
5 28 (31.46%) SC Cleared
6 25 (28.09%) SQL
7 24 (26.97%) Windows Server
8 19 (21.35%) SharePoint
9 18 (20.22%) ITIL
9 18 (20.22%) Microsoft Office
9 18 (20.22%) Agile Software Development
10 17 (19.10%) Microsoft Azure
11 16 (17.98%) JavaScript
12 15 (16.85%) Microsoft Excel
12 15 (16.85%) Windows Server 2003
12 15 (16.85%) Windows Server 2008
12 15 (16.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
13 14 (15.73%) C#
13 14 (15.73%) .NET
13 14 (15.73%) Problem-Solving
14 13 (14.61%) OO
14 13 (14.61%) HP
14 13 (14.61%) VMware
15 12 (13.48%) Firewall
15 12 (13.48%) ASP.NET
15 12 (13.48%) TPMS
15 12 (13.48%) VME
16 11 (12.36%) SCCM
16 11 (12.36%) VMware Infrastructure
16 11 (12.36%) Puppet

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne 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 19 (21.35%) SharePoint
2 12 (13.48%) TPMS
3 10 (11.24%) MS Exchange
4 3 (3.37%) Skype for Business
5 1 (1.12%) Confluence
5 1 (1.12%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.12%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 18 (20.22%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (16.85%) Microsoft Excel
2 15 (16.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (4.49%) MS Visio
4 2 (2.25%) AutoCAD
4 2 (2.25%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.12%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.12%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 17 (19.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (11.24%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (6.74%) AWS CloudFormation
4 5 (5.62%) SaaS
5 4 (4.49%) Office 365
6 3 (3.37%) PaaS
7 2 (2.25%) IaaS
7 2 (2.25%) OneDrive
8 1 (1.12%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (1.12%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (13.48%) Firewall
2 8 (8.99%) HTTP
2 8 (8.99%) HTTPS
2 8 (8.99%) iSCSI
2 8 (8.99%) NAS
2 8 (8.99%) SAN
3 7 (7.87%) DNS
4 5 (5.62%) DHCP
4 5 (5.62%) Network Security
5 4 (4.49%) WAN
6 3 (3.37%) Skype
6 3 (3.37%) VoIP
7 2 (2.25%) LAN
7 2 (2.25%) Unified Communications
7 2 (2.25%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (1.12%) 3G
8 1 (1.12%) BGP
8 1 (1.12%) IP Telephony
8 1 (1.12%) TCP/IP
8 1 (1.12%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (42.70%) SQL Server
2 10 (11.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (6.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (4.49%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.25%) MongoDB
5 2 (2.25%) MySQL
5 2 (2.25%) NoSQL
5 2 (2.25%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (2.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.12%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 11 (12.36%) GitLab
2 7 (7.87%) Git (software)
2 7 (7.87%) Jenkins
2 7 (7.87%) JIRA
3 5 (5.62%) MSTest
3 5 (5.62%) NCrunch
4 4 (4.49%) Artifactory
5 3 (3.37%) SpecFlow
6 1 (1.12%) NUnit
General
1 5 (5.62%) Finance
2 2 (2.25%) Military
2 2 (2.25%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.12%) Advertising
3 1 (1.12%) Banking
3 1 (1.12%) Multimedia
3 1 (1.12%) Retail
3 1 (1.12%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (22.47%) Analyst
2 17 (19.10%) Developer
3 16 (17.98%) Support Analyst
4 11 (12.36%) Applications Support
4 11 (12.36%) Applications Support Analyst
5 9 (10.11%) C# Developer
6 7 (7.87%) Automation Engineer
6 7 (7.87%) SQL Developer
7 6 (6.74%) .NET Developer
7 6 (6.74%) Administrator
7 6 (6.74%) AWS DevOps
8 5 (5.62%) 2nd Line Support
8 5 (5.62%) ASP.NET Developer
8 5 (5.62%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 5 (5.62%) AWS Engineer
8 5 (5.62%) C# .NET Developer
8 5 (5.62%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 5 (5.62%) DevOps Engineer
8 5 (5.62%) Windows Administrator
9 4 (4.49%) .NET Web Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (15.73%) .NET
2 12 (13.48%) ASP.NET
3 9 (10.11%) ASP.NET MVC
4 8 (8.99%) Middleware
4 8 (8.99%) Web Services
5 5 (5.62%) CSS
5 5 (5.62%) LINQ
6 2 (2.25%) .NET Framework
7 1 (1.12%) Entity Framework
7 1 (1.12%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.11%) Clustering
2 6 (6.74%) Management Information System
3 5 (5.62%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.49%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (3.37%) PKI
5 3 (3.37%) User Experience
6 2 (2.25%) Data Centre
6 2 (2.25%) Driving Licence
6 2 (2.25%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.12%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.12%) Fat Client
7 1 (1.12%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 36 (40.45%) Windows
2 24 (26.97%) Windows Server
3 15 (16.85%) Windows Server 2003
3 15 (16.85%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (13.48%) VME
5 11 (12.36%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (8.99%) Windows 7
7 7 (7.87%) Linux
7 7 (7.87%) Windows 10
8 5 (5.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (4.49%) Android
9 4 (4.49%) Apple iOS
9 4 (4.49%) Windows XP
10 3 (3.37%) Windows Phone
10 3 (3.37%) Windows Phone 8
11 2 (2.25%) DC/OS
11 2 (2.25%) Mesosphere
11 2 (2.25%) VMS
12 1 (1.12%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (20.22%) Agile Software Development
1 18 (20.22%) ITIL
2 14 (15.73%) Problem-Solving
3 13 (14.61%) OO
4 11 (12.36%) ITSM
4 11 (12.36%) Service Management
5 10 (11.24%) DevOps
5 10 (11.24%) Disaster Recovery
5 10 (11.24%) MVC
5 10 (11.24%) Time Management
6 8 (8.99%) Open Source
6 8 (8.99%) Runbook
6 8 (8.99%) Software Distribution
6 8 (8.99%) Virtual Environments
7 7 (7.87%) Capacity Planning
7 7 (7.87%) Performance Monitoring
7 7 (7.87%) Performance Tuning
7 7 (7.87%) Project Management
7 7 (7.87%) Security Hardening
8 6 (6.74%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 25 (28.09%) SQL
2 16 (17.98%) JavaScript
3 14 (15.73%) C#
4 7 (7.87%) Shell Script
4 7 (7.87%) T-SQL
5 6 (6.74%) Bash Shell
5 6 (6.74%) Python
6 1 (1.12%) C
Qualifications
1 34 (38.20%) Security Cleared
2 28 (31.46%) SC Cleared
3 9 (10.11%) DV Cleared
4 6 (6.74%) Degree
5 4 (4.49%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (2.25%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (2.25%) Citrix Certification
6 2 (2.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (1.12%) A+ Certification
7 1 (1.12%) CCDP
7 1 (1.12%) CCIE
7 1 (1.12%) CCNP
7 1 (1.12%) Chartered Engineer
7 1 (1.12%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.12%) CISSP
7 1 (1.12%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (1.12%) DBS Check
7 1 (1.12%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (1.12%) Master's Degree
7 1 (1.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.25%) ISO/IEC 20000
1 2 (2.25%) PMO
2 1 (1.12%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.12%) P3O
System Software
1 30 (33.71%) Active Directory
2 11 (12.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (8.99%) Docker
4 7 (7.87%) XenApp
5 6 (6.74%) Oracle RAC
5 6 (6.74%) XenDesktop
6 5 (5.62%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (2.25%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (1.12%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (1.12%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 11 (12.36%) Puppet
1 11 (12.36%) SCCM
2 10 (11.24%) Microsoft Clustering
3 9 (10.11%) Terraform
4 8 (8.99%) HP Operations Orchestration
5 7 (7.87%) Ansible
5 7 (7.87%) Kubernetes
6 6 (6.74%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (6.74%) SCOM
6 6 (6.74%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 6 (6.74%) vCenter Server
7 5 (5.62%) vMotion
8 3 (3.37%) AirWatch
8 3 (3.37%) SAP Afaria
8 3 (3.37%) XenMobile
9 2 (2.25%) Docker Swarm
9 2 (2.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 1 (1.12%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 13 (14.61%) HP
1 13 (14.61%) VMware
2 8 (8.99%) Citrix
3 7 (7.87%) Apple
3 7 (7.87%) Oracle
4 6 (6.74%) 3PAR
4 6 (6.74%) BMC
5 5 (5.62%) EMC
5 5 (5.62%) Red Hat
6 3 (3.37%) McAfee
6 3 (3.37%) SAP
6 3 (3.37%) ServiceNow
7 2 (2.25%) BT
8 1 (1.12%) Bomgar
8 1 (1.12%) Cisco
8 1 (1.12%) Ivanti
8 1 (1.12%) Meraki
8 1 (1.12%) Nintex
8 1 (1.12%) ThinPrint