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 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
Tyne and Wear / Newcastle upon Tyne
Rank 18 15 9
Rank change year-on-year -3 -6  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 66 57 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 12.15% 8.74% 13.68%
As % of the Vendors category 27.27% 20.00% 33.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 45 23
Median daily rate £375 £350 £347
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +0.72%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £186 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £423 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 1 5
Median hourly rate £12.50 £10.57 £11.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.25% -8.95%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.79 £10.57 £10.02
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.80 £10.57 £21.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.20 £15.00 £14.85
% change year-on-year -5.33% +1.01%  

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 Newcastle upon Tyne.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Newcastle upon Tyne
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 242 285 153
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 44.57% 43.71% 40.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 201 80
Median daily rate £393 £325 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.76% -9.72%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £245 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £514 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 6 12
Median hourly rate £12.50 £12.43 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.56% +13.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.57 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.20 £18.59 £20.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -15.36% +14.67%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 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 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 3 months to 25 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft in Newcastle upon Tyne.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Newcastle upon Tyne

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Newcastle upon Tyne

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Newcastle upon Tyne over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft in Newcastle upon Tyne

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 Newcastle upon Tyne region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 165 (65.22%) Windows
2 120 (47.43%) MS Excel
3 85 (33.60%) ITIL
4 82 (32.41%) Active Directory
5 78 (30.83%) Security Cleared
6 66 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
7 61 (24.11%) SC Cleared
8 59 (23.32%) DevOps
9 58 (22.92%) DNS
10 55 (21.74%) DHCP
11 53 (20.95%) SQL
12 52 (20.55%) MS PowerPoint
13 51 (20.16%) Analytical Skills
14 49 (19.37%) Windows Server
15 48 (18.97%) Unix
16 46 (18.18%) .NET
16 46 (18.18%) Linux
17 44 (17.39%) Change Management
18 43 (17.00%) C#
19 42 (16.60%) SQL Server
19 42 (16.60%) Windows 7
20 40 (15.81%) AIX
20 40 (15.81%) Data Management
21 39 (15.42%) SaaS
21 39 (15.42%) PaaS
21 39 (15.42%) Open Source
21 39 (15.42%) IaaS
22 38 (15.02%) Windows XP
23 37 (14.62%) PRINCE2
23 37 (14.62%) Service Management

Microsoft
Top Related 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 29 (11.46%) WebSphere
2 28 (11.07%) SharePoint
3 19 (7.51%) MS Exchange
4 16 (6.32%) SharePoint 2010
5 15 (5.93%) Skype for Business
6 12 (4.74%) Exchange Server 2010
7 11 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2013
8 9 (3.56%) SAS
8 9 (3.56%) SharePoint 2013
9 7 (2.77%) Office Communications Server
9 7 (2.77%) WebLogic
10 6 (2.37%) IIS
11 4 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2003
11 4 (1.58%) GeoServer
11 4 (1.58%) Oracle Application Server
11 4 (1.58%) Tuxedo
12 3 (1.19%) MQSeries
12 3 (1.19%) NServiceBus
12 3 (1.19%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 3 (1.19%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 120 (47.43%) MS Excel
2 52 (20.55%) MS PowerPoint
3 29 (11.46%) MS Office
4 6 (2.37%) MS Visio
5 5 (1.98%) MS Project
6 2 (0.79%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (2.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.19%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.79%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.40%) OpenText MBPM
4 1 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 39 (15.42%) IaaS
1 39 (15.42%) PaaS
1 39 (15.42%) SaaS
2 16 (6.32%) Office 365
3 5 (1.98%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (1.58%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (1.19%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.79%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.79%) Google App Engine
7 1 (0.40%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 58 (22.92%) DNS
2 55 (21.74%) DHCP
3 25 (9.88%) LAN
4 23 (9.09%) TCP/IP
5 22 (8.70%) WAN
6 17 (6.72%) Intranet
7 16 (6.32%) LDAP
8 11 (4.35%) Internet
9 9 (3.56%) Skype
10 5 (1.98%) SSL
11 4 (1.58%) HTTP
12 3 (1.19%) 3G
12 3 (1.19%) Cisco IOS
12 3 (1.19%) Firewall
12 3 (1.19%) Kerberos
12 3 (1.19%) SAN
12 3 (1.19%) Wi-Fi
12 3 (1.19%) X.500
13 2 (0.79%) IPsec
13 2 (0.79%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (16.60%) SQL Server
2 22 (8.70%) Relational Database
3 13 (5.14%) Oracle Reports
4 12 (4.74%) MongoDB
5 11 (4.35%) DB2
5 11 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
6 10 (3.95%) Oracle Database
7 7 (2.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (2.37%) Ingres
9 4 (1.58%) GIS
9 4 (1.58%) SQL Server 2005
9 4 (1.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (1.19%) Oracle Database 12c
10 3 (1.19%) SAS Enterprise Guide
10 3 (1.19%) SAS Enterprise Miner
10 3 (1.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 1 (0.40%) MS Access
11 1 (0.40%) PowerCenter
11 1 (0.40%) SAP HANA
11 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (1.58%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (1.19%) MSI
2 3 (1.19%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.79%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.79%) NMock
3 2 (0.79%) Travis CI
3 2 (0.79%) WiX
4 1 (0.40%) MSTest
4 1 (0.40%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 31 (12.25%) Finance
2 11 (4.35%) Advertising
3 5 (1.98%) Publishing
4 2 (0.79%) Legal
4 2 (0.79%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.40%) Banking
5 1 (0.40%) Electronics
5 1 (0.40%) Marketing
5 1 (0.40%) Retail
5 1 (0.40%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 49 (19.37%) Developer
2 31 (12.25%) Support Engineer
3 28 (11.07%) Analyst
4 26 (10.28%) Architect
5 25 (9.88%) Sitecore Developer
6 24 (9.49%) Administrator
7 23 (9.09%) .NET Developer
8 20 (7.91%) DBA
8 20 (7.91%) Migration Engineer
8 20 (7.91%) Solutions Architect
9 18 (7.11%) Infrastructure Architect
9 18 (7.11%) Operations Engineer
10 16 (6.32%) Consultant
10 16 (6.32%) Support Analyst
11 14 (5.53%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
11 14 (5.53%) Senior Operations Engineer
12 11 (4.35%) IT Analyst
13 10 (3.95%) Operations Analyst
14 9 (3.56%) Oracle DBA
14 9 (3.56%) Support Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (18.18%) .NET
2 33 (13.04%) ASP.NET
3 12 (4.74%) XML
4 9 (3.56%) .NET Framework
5 8 (3.16%) HTML
6 6 (2.37%) CSS
7 5 (1.98%) Entity Framework
7 5 (1.98%) jQuery
7 5 (1.98%) Middleware
8 4 (1.58%) AngularJS
8 4 (1.58%) SignalR
9 3 (1.19%) HTML5
9 3 (1.19%) IBM Integration Bus
9 3 (1.19%) J2EE
9 3 (1.19%) Java EE
9 3 (1.19%) Oracle GoldenGate
9 3 (1.19%) Web Services
10 2 (0.79%) COM
10 2 (0.79%) MDX
10 2 (0.79%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 51 (20.16%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (12.65%) Data Centre
3 24 (9.49%) Management Information System
4 23 (9.09%) Private Cloud
5 11 (4.35%) Tandem
6 7 (2.77%) Blackberry
6 7 (2.77%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.19%) Clustering
7 3 (1.19%) Fat Client
7 3 (1.19%) PKI
7 3 (1.19%) Replication
7 3 (1.19%) Thin Client
8 2 (0.79%) FlexPod
9 1 (0.40%) AS400
9 1 (0.40%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.40%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.40%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.40%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.40%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 165 (65.22%) Windows
2 49 (19.37%) Windows Server
3 48 (18.97%) Unix
4 46 (18.18%) Linux
5 42 (16.60%) Windows 7
6 40 (15.81%) AIX
7 38 (15.02%) Windows XP
8 26 (10.28%) Windows 2000
9 19 (7.51%) Windows Server 2008
10 16 (6.32%) Windows Server 2003
11 8 (3.16%) Android
11 8 (3.16%) Apple iOS
11 8 (3.16%) Windows 8
12 7 (2.77%) Windows Server 2012
13 6 (2.37%) Solaris
13 6 (2.37%) VME
14 5 (1.98%) Windows 10
15 3 (1.19%) OS/390
15 3 (1.19%) zOS
16 2 (0.79%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (33.60%) ITIL
2 66 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
3 59 (23.32%) DevOps
4 44 (17.39%) Change Management
5 40 (15.81%) Data Management
6 39 (15.42%) Open Source
7 37 (14.62%) PRINCE2
7 37 (14.62%) Service Management
8 33 (13.04%) Problem Management
9 30 (11.86%) Scrum
10 29 (11.46%) ITSM
10 29 (11.46%) Migration
10 29 (11.46%) MVC
11 28 (11.07%) Operational Acceptance Testing
12 25 (9.88%) TDD
13 24 (9.49%) Network Design
14 23 (9.09%) Virtual Environments
14 23 (9.09%) Virtual Infrastructure
15 21 (8.30%) BDD
15 21 (8.30%) Matrix Organization
Programming Languages
1 53 (20.95%) SQL
2 43 (17.00%) C#
3 28 (11.07%) PowerShell
4 17 (6.72%) JavaScript
5 9 (3.56%) Java
5 9 (3.56%) T-SQL
6 8 (3.16%) C
7 6 (2.37%) COBOL
7 6 (2.37%) VB
8 3 (1.19%) VB.NET
8 3 (1.19%) VBScript
9 2 (0.79%) Perl
10 1 (0.40%) C++
10 1 (0.40%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.40%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 78 (30.83%) Security Cleared
2 61 (24.11%) SC Cleared
3 16 (6.32%) BPSS Clearance
3 16 (6.32%) Degree
4 14 (5.53%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (4.35%) MCSE
6 4 (1.58%) DV Cleared
6 4 (1.58%) ECDL
7 3 (1.19%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.79%) IBM Certification
8 2 (0.79%) MCP
8 2 (0.79%) MCSA
9 1 (0.40%) A+ Certification
9 1 (0.40%) AWS Certification
9 1 (0.40%) ISEB
9 1 (0.40%) MCDST
9 1 (0.40%) MCTS
9 1 (0.40%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.40%) PMP
9 1 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (12.65%) SLA
2 14 (5.53%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (1.58%) PMO
4 1 (0.40%) QA
System Software
1 82 (32.41%) Active Directory
2 15 (5.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (5.53%) Microsoft App-V
3 14 (5.53%) XenApp
4 12 (4.74%) Hyper-V
5 7 (2.77%) XenDesktop
5 7 (2.77%) XenServer
6 3 (1.19%) Oracle Clusterware
6 3 (1.19%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (0.79%) Xen
8 1 (0.40%) Firmware
8 1 (0.40%) KVM
8 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.40%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 1 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.40%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.40%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 34 (13.44%) SCCM
2 18 (7.11%) HP SiteScope
3 10 (3.95%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 5 (1.98%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 4 (1.58%) Oracle RMAN
6 3 (1.19%) Data Guard
7 2 (0.79%) HP Operations Orchestration
7 2 (0.79%) Microsoft Clustering
7 2 (0.79%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.79%) Puppet
7 2 (0.79%) WSUS
8 1 (0.40%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.40%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (0.40%) PureDisk
8 1 (0.40%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.40%) SCSM
8 1 (0.40%) Simpana
8 1 (0.40%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.40%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 26 (10.28%) VMware
2 25 (9.88%) Oracle
2 25 (9.88%) Sitecore
3 17 (6.72%) Citrix
4 14 (5.53%) AppSense
5 9 (3.56%) Cisco
5 9 (3.56%) HP
6 7 (2.77%) Trend Micro
7 6 (2.37%) IBM
8 5 (1.98%) Symantec
8 5 (1.98%) ThinPrint
9 4 (1.58%) Informatica
10 3 (1.19%) CA
10 3 (1.19%) Google
10 3 (1.19%) NetApp
10 3 (1.19%) ProCurve
10 3 (1.19%) SAP
11 2 (0.79%) F5
11 2 (0.79%) Red Hat
11 2 (0.79%) Veritas
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