Period
to 22 May 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 22 May 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
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 9 9 5
Rank change year-on-year 0 -4 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 148 151 294
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 14.74% 14.27% 17.21%
As % of the Vendors category 32.39% 30.44% 33.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 111 210
Newcastle upon Tyne median daily rate £300 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +25.00% +9.09%
10th Percentile £178 £256 £221
90th Percentile £538 £550 £475
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £300 £359 £300
% change year-on-year -16.38% +19.58% +1.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 30 16
Newcastle upon Tyne median hourly rate £12.75 £32.25 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -60.47% +15.18% +120.86%
10th Percentile £9.02 £10.11 £10.00
90th Percentile £30.63 £40.20 £36.95
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £12.75 £32.25 £27.00
% change year-on-year -60.47% +19.44% +112.98%

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 457 496 866
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 45.52% 46.88% 50.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 339 327 563
Newcastle upon Tyne median daily rate £350 £370 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.41% +17.46% -7.28%
10th Percentile £250 £256 £225
90th Percentile £521 £550 £533
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £350 £363 £320
% change year-on-year -3.45% +13.28% -1.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 44 41
Newcastle upon Tyne median hourly rate £13.00 £28.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -53.57% - +115.38%
10th Percentile £10.08 £10.25 £11.81
90th Percentile £35.00 £42.70 £36.50
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £13.00 £27.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year -52.73% +1.85% +107.69%

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 22 May 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

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Newcastle upon Tyne

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Newcastle upon Tyne over the 6 months to 22 May 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 76 (51.35%) Windows
2 63 (42.57%) Security Cleared
3 49 (33.11%) ITIL
4 48 (32.43%) SQL Server
4 48 (32.43%) SC Cleared
5 47 (31.76%) Active Directory
6 46 (31.08%) Windows Server
7 44 (29.73%) Citrix
8 41 (27.70%) SQL
8 41 (27.70%) Agile Software Development
9 39 (26.35%) DNS
9 39 (26.35%) DHCP
10 34 (22.97%) Windows Server 2008
11 33 (22.30%) .NET
12 32 (21.62%) VMware
12 32 (21.62%) Degree
13 29 (19.59%) Windows Server 2003
13 29 (19.59%) C#
14 28 (18.92%) Microsoft Office
15 26 (17.57%) ASP.NET
16 24 (16.22%) Project Management
17 23 (15.54%) Microsoft Certification
17 23 (15.54%) Linux
17 23 (15.54%) XenApp
18 21 (14.19%) PowerShell
18 21 (14.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
18 21 (14.19%) MVC
19 20 (13.51%) Finance
19 20 (13.51%) Scrum
19 20 (13.51%) PKI

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 16 (10.81%) MS Exchange
2 10 (6.76%) SharePoint
3 9 (6.08%) OpenStack
4 5 (3.38%) Apache
4 5 (3.38%) nginx
4 5 (3.38%) Tomcat
5 4 (2.70%) IIS
5 4 (2.70%) Jetty
5 4 (2.70%) Mongrel
5 4 (2.70%) SharePoint 2010
5 4 (2.70%) WebSphere
6 2 (1.35%) K2 blackpearl
6 2 (1.35%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.68%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 28 (18.92%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (10.81%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (8.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (6.76%) MS Visio
5 9 (6.08%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.68%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (0.68%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.68%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.68%) NetSuite
1 1 (0.68%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.68%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (0.68%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
1 1 (0.68%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.41%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.70%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (2.70%) Google App Engine
2 4 (2.70%) Google Cloud Platform
2 4 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (2.70%) Office 365
2 4 (2.70%) SaaS
3 3 (2.03%) PaaS
4 2 (1.35%) G Suite
5 1 (0.68%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.68%) DigitalOcean
5 1 (0.68%) FinancialForce
5 1 (0.68%) GitHub
5 1 (0.68%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.68%) Linode
5 1 (0.68%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.68%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 39 (26.35%) DHCP
1 39 (26.35%) DNS
2 10 (6.76%) Wi-Fi
3 8 (5.41%) 3G
3 8 (5.41%) NetScaler
3 8 (5.41%) TCP/IP
4 7 (4.73%) Remote Desktop
5 6 (4.05%) Firewall
6 5 (3.38%) HTTP
6 5 (3.38%) SAN
6 5 (3.38%) Unified Communications
6 5 (3.38%) VPN
6 5 (3.38%) WAN
7 4 (2.70%) BGP
7 4 (2.70%) IP Telephony
7 4 (2.70%) IPsec
7 4 (2.70%) Network Security
7 4 (2.70%) OSPF
7 4 (2.70%) SSL
7 4 (2.70%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (32.43%) SQL Server
2 18 (12.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 15 (10.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (4.73%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (3.38%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (2.70%) MySQL
6 4 (2.70%) SAP HANA
7 2 (1.35%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (1.35%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.68%) DataStage
8 1 (0.68%) IBM InfoSphere
8 1 (0.68%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 12 (8.11%) SpecFlow
2 5 (3.38%) Jenkins
3 4 (2.70%) JIRA
3 4 (2.70%) Travis CI
4 3 (2.03%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (1.35%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.68%) GitLab
6 1 (0.68%) Maven
6 1 (0.68%) MSI
6 1 (0.68%) Subversion
6 1 (0.68%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.68%) Visual Studio
General
1 20 (13.51%) Finance
2 9 (6.08%) Banking
3 4 (2.70%) Retail Banking
4 3 (2.03%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.68%) Advertising
5 1 (0.68%) Legal
5 1 (0.68%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 30 (20.27%) Developer
2 21 (14.19%) C# Developer
3 14 (9.46%) Analyst
3 14 (9.46%) Mobility Engineer
3 14 (9.46%) Support Engineer
4 10 (6.76%) 2nd Line Support
4 10 (6.76%) Service Manager
4 10 (6.76%) Service Transition Manager
4 10 (6.76%) Transition Manager
5 9 (6.08%) .NET Developer
6 8 (5.41%) Citrix Engineer
6 8 (5.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 8 (5.41%) Service Analyst
6 8 (5.41%) Service Desk Analyst
7 7 (4.73%) Implementation Manager
8 6 (4.05%) ASP.NET Developer
8 6 (4.05%) C# .NET Developer
8 6 (4.05%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 6 (4.05%) Consultant
8 6 (4.05%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (22.30%) .NET
2 26 (17.57%) ASP.NET
3 15 (10.14%) CSS
3 15 (10.14%) HTML
4 12 (8.11%) ASP.NET MVC
5 5 (3.38%) .NET Framework
5 5 (3.38%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 5 (3.38%) J2EE
5 5 (3.38%) jQuery
5 5 (3.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 4 (2.70%) HTML5
6 4 (2.70%) JSON
6 4 (2.70%) KnockoutJS
6 4 (2.70%) Servlets
7 1 (0.68%) ActiveMQ
7 1 (0.68%) Ajax
7 1 (0.68%) LAMP
7 1 (0.68%) Middleware
7 1 (0.68%) Node.js
7 1 (0.68%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 20 (13.51%) PKI
2 15 (10.14%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (10.14%) Computer Science
3 11 (7.43%) Data Centre
4 8 (5.41%) Fat Client
4 8 (5.41%) Management Information System
4 8 (5.41%) Thin Client
5 6 (4.05%) Virtual Team
6 5 (3.38%) Clustering
6 5 (3.38%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (2.70%) Public Cloud
7 4 (2.70%) Smartphone
8 2 (1.35%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.68%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.68%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.68%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.68%) iPhone
9 1 (0.68%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.68%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 76 (51.35%) Windows
2 46 (31.08%) Windows Server
3 34 (22.97%) Windows Server 2008
4 29 (19.59%) Windows Server 2003
5 23 (15.54%) Linux
6 20 (13.51%) Android
6 20 (13.51%) Apple iOS
7 15 (10.14%) Windows Phone
7 15 (10.14%) Windows Phone 8
8 12 (8.11%) Windows 7
9 10 (6.76%) Windows 10
9 10 (6.76%) Windows Server 2012
10 8 (5.41%) Windows 8
11 4 (2.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (2.70%) Windows 2000
12 3 (2.03%) AIX
12 3 (2.03%) Mac OS
12 3 (2.03%) Mac OS X
12 3 (2.03%) Solaris
12 3 (2.03%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (33.11%) ITIL
2 41 (27.70%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (16.22%) Project Management
4 21 (14.19%) MVC
5 20 (13.51%) Scrum
5 20 (13.51%) Service Management
6 18 (12.16%) Incident Management
7 17 (11.49%) Problem-Solving
8 14 (9.46%) Content Management
8 14 (9.46%) PRINCE2
9 13 (8.78%) BDD
9 13 (8.78%) TDD
10 12 (8.11%) Change Management
10 12 (8.11%) Collaborative Working
10 12 (8.11%) Release Management
10 12 (8.11%) Risk Management
11 11 (7.43%) SFIA
12 10 (6.76%) ITIL V3
12 10 (6.76%) Service Design
12 10 (6.76%) Transition Management
Programming Languages
1 41 (27.70%) SQL
2 29 (19.59%) C#
3 21 (14.19%) PowerShell
4 14 (9.46%) JavaScript
4 14 (9.46%) T-SQL
5 6 (4.05%) Java
6 3 (2.03%) Perl
6 3 (2.03%) VBA
7 2 (1.35%) Python
7 2 (1.35%) Ruby
8 1 (0.68%) C
8 1 (0.68%) Jython
8 1 (0.68%) PHP
8 1 (0.68%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.68%) TypeScript
8 1 (0.68%) VB
8 1 (0.68%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 63 (42.57%) Security Cleared
2 48 (32.43%) SC Cleared
3 32 (21.62%) Degree
4 23 (15.54%) Microsoft Certification
5 20 (13.51%) BPSS Clearance
6 14 (9.46%) Computer Science Degree
7 12 (8.11%) Citrix Certification
8 8 (5.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 7 (4.73%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (3.38%) CCDP
10 5 (3.38%) CCIE
10 5 (3.38%) CCNP
10 5 (3.38%) Chartered Engineer
10 5 (3.38%) CISM
10 5 (3.38%) CISSP
10 5 (3.38%) DV Cleared
11 4 (2.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 3 (2.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 2 (1.35%) CCNA
13 2 (1.35%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (12.16%) Disclosure Scotland
2 6 (4.05%) QA
3 3 (2.03%) SLA
4 1 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.68%) PMO
System Software
1 47 (31.76%) Active Directory
2 23 (15.54%) XenApp
3 19 (12.84%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (9.46%) XenDesktop
4 14 (9.46%) XenServer
5 9 (6.08%) Microsoft App-V
6 6 (4.05%) Hyper-V
7 5 (3.38%) vSphere
7 5 (3.38%) Xen
8 4 (2.70%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (2.70%) VMware NSX
9 2 (1.35%) Firmware
10 1 (0.68%) Docker
10 1 (0.68%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.68%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 21 (14.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 15 (10.14%) AirWatch
2 15 (10.14%) SAP Afaria
2 15 (10.14%) XenMobile
3 12 (8.11%) SCCM
4 6 (4.05%) Ansible
4 6 (4.05%) Puppet
5 5 (3.38%) McAfee ePO
5 5 (3.38%) Microsoft Clustering
5 5 (3.38%) PowerCLI
6 4 (2.70%) SafeCom
6 4 (2.70%) Terraform
6 4 (2.70%) vCenter Server
6 4 (2.70%) vRealize
7 3 (2.03%) Nagios
7 3 (2.03%) NetBackup
7 3 (2.03%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (2.03%) PureDisk
7 3 (2.03%) Simpana
7 3 (2.03%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 44 (29.73%) Citrix
2 32 (21.62%) VMware
3 20 (13.51%) McAfee
4 19 (12.84%) Apple
4 19 (12.84%) SAP
5 17 (11.49%) Ivanti
6 12 (8.11%) ThinPrint
7 11 (7.43%) Cisco
8 10 (6.76%) Google
8 10 (6.76%) IBM
9 7 (4.73%) CheckPoint
9 7 (4.73%) ServiceNow
9 7 (4.73%) Symantec
10 6 (4.05%) HP
11 5 (3.38%) Oracle
12 3 (2.03%) arcserve
12 3 (2.03%) CA
12 3 (2.03%) CommVault
12 3 (2.03%) EMC
12 3 (2.03%) Sun