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 23 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
Tyne and Wear / Newcastle upon Tyne
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 5 5 7
Rank change year-on-year 0 +2  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 57 340 83
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 16.29% 25.62% 14.69%
As % of the Vendors category 31.49% 41.46% 36.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 223 38
Median daily rate £360 £280 £269
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.57% +4.18%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £211 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £348 £383
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £335
% change year-on-year +3.57% +4.47%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 39 18
Median hourly rate £33.00 £28.00 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.85% +111.32%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.38 £14.05 £10.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £36.00 £28.40
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 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 181 820 225
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 51.71% 61.79% 39.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 539 123
Median daily rate £330 £283 £283
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.62% -0.01%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £220 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £440 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £361
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 65 28
Median hourly rate £32.00 £28.00 £13.71
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.28% +104.23%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.60 £15.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.80 £36.00 £30.80
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 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 23 June 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 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 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 23 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 Newcastle upon Tyne region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 54 (43.90%) Windows
2 50 (40.65%) Security Cleared
3 46 (37.40%) Active Directory
4 36 (29.27%) ITIL
5 35 (28.46%) SC Cleared
6 26 (21.14%) SharePoint
7 24 (19.51%) Microsoft Office
8 23 (18.70%) .NET
9 21 (17.07%) SQL
10 20 (16.26%) Microsoft Certification
10 20 (16.26%) Windows Server
11 19 (15.45%) DHCP
11 19 (15.45%) DNS
12 18 (14.63%) C#
13 17 (13.82%) MS Exchange
13 17 (13.82%) Migration
13 17 (13.82%) Agile Software Development
14 16 (13.01%) Windows 7
15 15 (12.20%) Degree
16 14 (11.38%) Dynamics CRM
16 14 (11.38%) SCCM
16 14 (11.38%) CRM
16 14 (11.38%) Windows Server 2003
17 13 (10.57%) LAN
17 13 (10.57%) Project Management
17 13 (10.57%) PowerShell
17 13 (10.57%) Windows Server 2008
18 12 (9.76%) SharePoint 2010
18 12 (9.76%) Network Design
18 12 (9.76%) Scrum

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 26 (21.14%) SharePoint
2 17 (13.82%) MS Exchange
3 12 (9.76%) SharePoint 2010
4 11 (8.94%) Skype for Business
5 9 (7.32%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (7.32%) SharePoint 2013
6 8 (6.50%) Exchange Server 2013
6 8 (6.50%) Office Communications Server
7 4 (3.25%) GeoServer
8 3 (2.44%) NServiceBus
8 3 (2.44%) Tuxedo
8 3 (2.44%) WebLogic
9 2 (1.63%) CMS
9 2 (1.63%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.81%) IIS
10 1 (0.81%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 24 (19.51%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (8.13%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (6.50%) Microsoft Project
3 8 (6.50%) MS Visio
4 7 (5.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (1.63%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 14 (11.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.63%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.81%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 12 (9.76%) Office 365
2 6 (4.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.81%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (0.81%) IaaS
3 1 (0.81%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 19 (15.45%) DHCP
1 19 (15.45%) DNS
2 13 (10.57%) LAN
3 10 (8.13%) TCP/IP
3 10 (8.13%) WAN
4 9 (7.32%) Skype
5 6 (4.88%) Internet
6 3 (2.44%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (1.63%) VLAN
8 1 (0.81%) 3G
8 1 (0.81%) Intranet
8 1 (0.81%) Network Security
8 1 (0.81%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (9.76%) SQL Server
2 10 (8.13%) Relational Database
3 4 (3.25%) GIS
4 2 (1.63%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.81%) ActiveReports
5 1 (0.81%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.81%) MS Access
5 1 (0.81%) MySQL
5 1 (0.81%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.81%) Power BI
5 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (1.63%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.81%) MSI
2 1 (0.81%) Selenium
General
1 10 (8.13%) Finance
2 8 (6.50%) Advertising
3 5 (4.07%) Military
4 2 (1.63%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.63%) Marketing
5 1 (0.81%) Automotive
5 1 (0.81%) Electronics
5 1 (0.81%) General Ledger
5 1 (0.81%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (17.07%) Developer
2 20 (16.26%) Architect
3 17 (13.82%) Solutions Architect
4 12 (9.76%) .NET Developer
4 12 (9.76%) Analyst
4 12 (9.76%) Consultant
5 11 (8.94%) Support Engineer
6 10 (8.13%) Migration Engineer
7 9 (7.32%) IT Analyst
7 9 (7.32%) Wintel Support
8 8 (6.50%) Infrastructure Architect
8 8 (6.50%) Sitecore Developer
9 7 (5.69%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
9 7 (5.69%) Project Manager
10 6 (4.88%) CRM Architect
10 6 (4.88%) Service Analyst
11 5 (4.07%) CRM Solutions Architect
11 5 (4.07%) Messaging Support
11 5 (4.07%) Support Analyst
11 5 (4.07%) Support Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (18.70%) .NET
2 7 (5.69%) ASP.NET
3 6 (4.88%) .NET Framework
3 6 (4.88%) CSS
4 5 (4.07%) AngularJS
5 4 (3.25%) Entity Framework
5 4 (3.25%) jQuery
5 4 (3.25%) SignalR
6 3 (2.44%) HTML
6 3 (2.44%) Java EE
7 2 (1.63%) Angular 2
7 2 (1.63%) HTML5
7 2 (1.63%) Middleware
7 2 (1.63%) OOCSS
7 2 (1.63%) REST
7 2 (1.63%) SOAP
7 2 (1.63%) XML
8 1 (0.81%) OpenLayers
8 1 (0.81%) Sass
8 1 (0.81%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.76%) Data Centre
2 10 (8.13%) Private Cloud
3 6 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.88%) Greenfield Project
4 5 (4.07%) Blackberry
5 4 (3.25%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.44%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.63%) Clustering
7 2 (1.63%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.81%) AS400
8 1 (0.81%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.81%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.81%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.81%) IVR
8 1 (0.81%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.81%) Replication
8 1 (0.81%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 54 (43.90%) Windows
2 20 (16.26%) Windows Server
3 16 (13.01%) Windows 7
4 14 (11.38%) Windows Server 2003
5 13 (10.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (4.07%) Android
6 5 (4.07%) Apple iOS
6 5 (4.07%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (3.25%) Windows 10
8 3 (2.44%) Unix
8 3 (2.44%) VME
9 2 (1.63%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.81%) Linux
10 1 (0.81%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (29.27%) ITIL
2 17 (13.82%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (13.82%) Migration
3 14 (11.38%) CRM
4 13 (10.57%) Project Management
5 12 (9.76%) Network Design
5 12 (9.76%) Scrum
6 10 (8.13%) MVC
6 10 (8.13%) Virtual Environments
6 10 (8.13%) Virtual Infrastructure
7 9 (7.32%) Matrix Organization
7 9 (7.32%) Office Automation
7 9 (7.32%) TDD
8 8 (6.50%) DevOps
8 8 (6.50%) PRINCE2
8 8 (6.50%) Translating Business Requirements
9 7 (5.69%) Project Governance
9 7 (5.69%) SDLC
9 7 (5.69%) Service Management
10 6 (4.88%) UML
Programming Languages
1 21 (17.07%) SQL
2 18 (14.63%) C#
3 13 (10.57%) PowerShell
4 12 (9.76%) JavaScript
5 3 (2.44%) COBOL
6 2 (1.63%) C
6 2 (1.63%) C++
6 2 (1.63%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.63%) VBA
7 1 (0.81%) TypeScript
7 1 (0.81%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 50 (40.65%) Security Cleared
2 35 (28.46%) SC Cleared
3 20 (16.26%) Microsoft Certification
4 15 (12.20%) Degree
5 12 (9.76%) BPSS Clearance
6 5 (4.07%) DV Cleared
6 5 (4.07%) MCSE
7 4 (3.25%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (1.63%) ECDL
9 1 (0.81%) ISEB
9 1 (0.81%) MCTS
9 1 (0.81%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.81%) PMP
9 1 (0.81%) Postgraduate
9 1 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.88%) PMO
2 5 (4.07%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (3.25%) SLA
4 1 (0.81%) Data Quality
System Software
1 46 (37.40%) Active Directory
2 7 (5.69%) Hyper-V
3 4 (3.25%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (1.63%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (1.63%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.81%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.81%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 14 (11.38%) SCCM
2 8 (6.50%) HP SiteScope
3 7 (5.69%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 4 (3.25%) Netcool
5 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.81%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.81%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 8 (6.50%) Sitecore
2 6 (4.88%) Oracle
3 5 (4.07%) Cisco
3 5 (4.07%) Trend Micro
4 4 (3.25%) HP
4 4 (3.25%) NetApp
5 3 (2.44%) Citrix
5 3 (2.44%) Informatica
5 3 (2.44%) ProCurve
5 3 (2.44%) SAP
5 3 (2.44%) VMware
6 2 (1.63%) AppSense
7 1 (0.81%) Apple
7 1 (0.81%) ThinPrint
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Reed Technology
Rate: £9.50 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago