Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 23 8 5
Rank change year-on-year -15 -3 +3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 81 120 597
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 10.01% 14.39% 24.63%
As % of the Vendors category 25.08% 29.34% 41.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 78 450
Newcastle upon Tyne median daily rate £350 £364 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.78% +13.67% -11.11%
10th Percentile £163 £215 £205
90th Percentile £525 £531 £476
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £350 £360 £320
% change year-on-year -2.78% +12.50% -8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 27 80
Newcastle upon Tyne median hourly rate £11.50 £32.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -64.06% +14.29% +104.23%
10th Percentile £10.75 £9.14 £10.29
90th Percentile £17.63 £47.63 £36.00
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £12.50 £32.00 £27.75
% change year-on-year -60.94% +15.32% +103.97%

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 323 409 1,430
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 39.93% 49.04% 58.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 219 293 996
Newcastle upon Tyne median daily rate £400 £350 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +9.38% -8.57%
10th Percentile £255 £260 £210
90th Percentile £598 £525 £475
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £400 £350 £320
% change year-on-year +14.29% +9.38% -8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 30 107
Newcastle upon Tyne median hourly rate £12.25 £31.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -60.48% +10.71% +27.27%
10th Percentile £10.13 £9.41 £12.70
90th Percentile £35.00 £47.53 £36.20
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £13.00 £29.25 £28.00
% change year-on-year -55.56% +4.46% +30.23%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 41 (50.62%) SQL Server
2 37 (45.68%) Windows
3 32 (39.51%) Active Directory
3 32 (39.51%) Security Cleared
4 27 (33.33%) SC Cleared
4 27 (33.33%) Windows Server
5 26 (32.10%) SQL
6 21 (25.93%) Windows Server 2003
7 20 (24.69%) Windows Server 2008
8 18 (22.22%) ITIL
9 16 (19.75%) .NET
9 16 (19.75%) C#
9 16 (19.75%) VMware
9 16 (19.75%) VMware Infrastructure
10 15 (18.52%) JavaScript
10 15 (18.52%) Problem-Solving
11 14 (17.28%) ASP.NET
11 14 (17.28%) MS Exchange
11 14 (17.28%) DNS
11 14 (17.28%) SCCM
11 14 (17.28%) Agile Software Development
12 13 (16.05%) ITSM
13 12 (14.81%) MVC
13 12 (14.81%) DHCP
13 12 (14.81%) Citrix
13 12 (14.81%) Android
13 12 (14.81%) Apple iOS
14 11 (13.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 11 (13.58%) Microsoft Office
14 11 (13.58%) Service Management

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 14 (17.28%) MS Exchange
2 3 (3.70%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.47%) Apache
3 2 (2.47%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.23%) IIS
4 1 (1.23%) Jetty
4 1 (1.23%) Mongrel
4 1 (1.23%) nginx
4 1 (1.23%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (1.23%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.23%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.23%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.23%) WebSphere
Applications
1 11 (13.58%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (4.94%) MS Visio
3 3 (3.70%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (2.47%) AutoCAD
4 2 (2.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (2.47%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 9 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (7.41%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (4.94%) SaaS
4 3 (3.70%) PaaS
5 2 (2.47%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (2.47%) G Suite
5 2 (2.47%) IaaS
5 2 (2.47%) Office 365
6 1 (1.23%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (1.23%) DigitalOcean
6 1 (1.23%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (1.23%) GitHub
6 1 (1.23%) Google Analytics
6 1 (1.23%) Google App Engine
6 1 (1.23%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (1.23%) Linode
Communications & Networking
1 14 (17.28%) DNS
2 12 (14.81%) DHCP
3 8 (9.88%) Firewall
4 7 (8.64%) Wi-Fi
5 6 (7.41%) HTTP
6 5 (6.17%) HTTPS
6 5 (6.17%) iSCSI
6 5 (6.17%) NAS
6 5 (6.17%) SAN
7 4 (4.94%) 3G
8 3 (3.70%) Remote Desktop
8 3 (3.70%) WAN
9 2 (2.47%) LAN
9 2 (2.47%) Network Security
9 2 (2.47%) Skype
9 2 (2.47%) TCP/IP
9 2 (2.47%) VoIP
9 2 (2.47%) WebEx
10 1 (1.23%) IP Telephony
10 1 (1.23%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (50.62%) SQL Server
2 11 (13.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (8.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (4.94%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (3.70%) MySQL
6 2 (2.47%) MongoDB
6 2 (2.47%) NoSQL
6 2 (2.47%) SQL Server 2016
6 2 (2.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (1.23%) DataStage
7 1 (1.23%) IBM InfoSphere
7 1 (1.23%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (9.88%) GitLab
2 5 (6.17%) JIRA
2 5 (6.17%) MSTest
2 5 (6.17%) NCrunch
3 4 (4.94%) Artifactory
4 3 (3.70%) Git (software)
4 3 (3.70%) Jenkins
4 3 (3.70%) SpecFlow
5 1 (1.23%) NUnit
5 1 (1.23%) Subversion
5 1 (1.23%) Travis CI
5 1 (1.23%) Vagrant
General
1 4 (4.94%) Finance
2 2 (2.47%) Military
2 2 (2.47%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.23%) Advertising
3 1 (1.23%) Banking
3 1 (1.23%) Multimedia
3 1 (1.23%) Retail
3 1 (1.23%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (24.69%) Developer
2 9 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
2 9 (11.11%) Analyst
2 9 (11.11%) C# Developer
3 8 (9.88%) .NET Developer
4 7 (8.64%) Administrator
4 7 (8.64%) SQL Developer
5 5 (6.17%) ASP.NET Developer
5 5 (6.17%) C# .NET Developer
5 5 (6.17%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 5 (6.17%) Support Analyst
5 5 (6.17%) Systems Administrator
5 5 (6.17%) Windows Administrator
6 4 (4.94%) .NET Web Applications Developer
6 4 (4.94%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 4 (4.94%) ASP.NET Web Applications Developer
6 4 (4.94%) Automation Engineer
6 4 (4.94%) C# Web Application Developer
6 4 (4.94%) Infrastructure Support
6 4 (4.94%) Mobility Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (19.75%) .NET
2 14 (17.28%) ASP.NET
3 9 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
4 7 (8.64%) CSS
5 5 (6.17%) LINQ
5 5 (6.17%) Middleware
6 4 (4.94%) Web Services
7 3 (3.70%) HTML
8 2 (2.47%) .NET Framework
8 2 (2.47%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 1 (1.23%) ActiveMQ
9 1 (1.23%) Entity Framework
9 1 (1.23%) J2EE
9 1 (1.23%) LAMP
9 1 (1.23%) LAPP Stack
9 1 (1.23%) Ruby on Rails
9 1 (1.23%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.11%) Clustering
2 8 (9.88%) Management Information System
3 7 (8.64%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (7.41%) PKI
5 4 (4.94%) Computer Science
5 4 (4.94%) Fat Client
5 4 (4.94%) Smartphone
5 4 (4.94%) Thin Client
6 3 (3.70%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (3.70%) User Experience
7 2 (2.47%) Data Centre
8 1 (1.23%) Blackberry
8 1 (1.23%) Driving Licence
8 1 (1.23%) iPhone
8 1 (1.23%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 37 (45.68%) Windows
2 27 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 21 (25.93%) Windows Server 2003
4 20 (24.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (14.81%) Android
5 12 (14.81%) Apple iOS
6 10 (12.35%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (11.11%) Linux
8 8 (9.88%) Windows 10
9 7 (8.64%) Windows 7
10 6 (7.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (7.41%) Windows Phone
10 6 (7.41%) Windows Phone 8
11 4 (4.94%) Windows 8
12 3 (3.70%) Mac OS
12 3 (3.70%) Mac OS X
12 3 (3.70%) Windows XP
13 2 (2.47%) DC/OS
13 2 (2.47%) Mesosphere
13 2 (2.47%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (22.22%) ITIL
2 15 (18.52%) Problem-Solving
3 14 (17.28%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (16.05%) ITSM
5 12 (14.81%) MVC
6 11 (13.58%) Service Management
7 10 (12.35%) OO
8 9 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
8 9 (11.11%) Open Source
9 8 (9.88%) Time Management
10 7 (8.64%) Capacity Planning
10 7 (8.64%) DevOps
10 7 (8.64%) Incident Management
10 7 (8.64%) Performance Monitoring
10 7 (8.64%) Performance Tuning
10 7 (8.64%) Security Hardening
11 6 (7.41%) Decision-Making
11 6 (7.41%) Scrum
11 6 (7.41%) Software Delivery
11 6 (7.41%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 26 (32.10%) SQL
2 16 (19.75%) C#
3 15 (18.52%) JavaScript
4 7 (8.64%) Shell Script
4 7 (8.64%) T-SQL
5 3 (3.70%) Python
6 2 (2.47%) Bash Shell
6 2 (2.47%) Java
7 1 (1.23%) C
7 1 (1.23%) Jython
7 1 (1.23%) PHP
7 1 (1.23%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 32 (39.51%) Security Cleared
2 27 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 8 (9.88%) Degree
4 6 (7.41%) BPSS Clearance
4 6 (7.41%) DV Cleared
4 6 (7.41%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (4.94%) Citrix Certification
6 3 (3.70%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (2.47%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (2.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (1.23%) A+ Certification
8 1 (1.23%) CCDP
8 1 (1.23%) CCIE
8 1 (1.23%) CCNA
8 1 (1.23%) CCNP
8 1 (1.23%) Chartered Engineer
8 1 (1.23%) CISM
8 1 (1.23%) CISSP
8 1 (1.23%) MCP
8 1 (1.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.94%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (2.47%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 2 (2.47%) QA
3 1 (1.23%) PMO
System Software
1 32 (39.51%) Active Directory
2 16 (19.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (12.35%) XenApp
4 6 (7.41%) Oracle RAC
4 6 (7.41%) XenDesktop
5 5 (6.17%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (4.94%) Docker
6 4 (4.94%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (2.47%) Xen
8 1 (1.23%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 14 (17.28%) SCCM
2 10 (12.35%) Microsoft Clustering
3 9 (11.11%) Puppet
4 6 (7.41%) AirWatch
4 6 (7.41%) SAP Afaria
4 6 (7.41%) SCOM
4 6 (7.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 6 (7.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 6 (7.41%) vCenter Server
4 6 (7.41%) XenMobile
5 5 (6.17%) HP Operations Orchestration
5 5 (6.17%) Terraform
5 5 (6.17%) vMotion
6 4 (4.94%) Ansible
7 3 (3.70%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (2.47%) Docker Swarm
8 2 (2.47%) Kubernetes
9 1 (1.23%) OpenNMS
9 1 (1.23%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 1 (1.23%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 16 (19.75%) VMware
2 12 (14.81%) Citrix
3 11 (13.58%) Apple
4 10 (12.35%) HP
5 7 (8.64%) Google
6 6 (7.41%) 3PAR
6 6 (7.41%) BMC
6 6 (7.41%) McAfee
6 6 (7.41%) Oracle
6 6 (7.41%) SAP
7 5 (6.17%) EMC
7 5 (6.17%) Red Hat
8 4 (4.94%) Ivanti
8 4 (4.94%) ThinPrint
9 3 (3.70%) ServiceNow
10 2 (2.47%) BT
10 2 (2.47%) Cisco
11 1 (1.23%) Bomgar
11 1 (1.23%) IBM
11 1 (1.23%) Meraki