Period
to 15 August 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 15 August 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
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 10 14 5
Rank change year-on-year +4 -9 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 128 102 492
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 13.66% 11.90% 23.33%
As % of the Vendors category 28.57% 23.89% 38.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 62 330
Newcastle upon Tyne median daily rate £290 £359 £283
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.16% +26.89% -5.76%
10th Percentile £178 £209 £205
90th Percentile £500 £540 £389
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £290 £350 £285
% change year-on-year -17.14% +22.81% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 25 68
Newcastle upon Tyne median hourly rate £21.50 £32.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.81% +14.29% +115.38%
10th Percentile £10.75 £9.70 £13.70
90th Percentile £30.50 £42.60 £36.00
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £18.50 £32.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year -42.20% +14.29% +115.38%

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 448 427 1,266
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 47.81% 49.82% 60.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 329 286 835
Newcastle upon Tyne median daily rate £350 £351 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.36% +17.08% -10.45%
10th Percentile £253 £256 £209
90th Percentile £543 £538 £462
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £350 £350 £305
% change year-on-year - +14.75% -6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 29 100
Newcastle upon Tyne median hourly rate £29.50 £32.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.81% +14.29% +104.23%
10th Percentile £11.95 £9.90 £14.90
90th Percentile £38.50 £43.90 £36.00
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year -15.00% +7.14% +107.41%

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 15 August 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 15 August 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 15 August 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 70 (54.69%) Windows
2 59 (46.09%) SQL Server
2 59 (46.09%) Security Cleared
3 50 (39.06%) Windows Server
4 49 (38.28%) SQL
5 48 (37.50%) Citrix
6 44 (34.38%) Active Directory
6 44 (34.38%) DHCP
6 44 (34.38%) DNS
6 44 (34.38%) SC Cleared
7 38 (29.69%) .NET
8 36 (28.13%) C#
8 36 (28.13%) Windows Server 2008
9 35 (27.34%) Agile Software Development
9 35 (27.34%) Windows Server 2003
10 33 (25.78%) VMware
11 32 (25.00%) ASP.NET
11 32 (25.00%) Degree
12 31 (24.22%) ITIL
13 28 (21.88%) MVC
14 25 (19.53%) XenApp
14 25 (19.53%) Microsoft Certification
15 24 (18.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 24 (18.75%) BPSS Clearance
16 23 (17.97%) Apple iOS
16 23 (17.97%) PKI
16 23 (17.97%) Android
16 23 (17.97%) McAfee
17 22 (17.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 21 (16.41%) VMware Infrastructure

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 (14.84%) MS Exchange
2 9 (7.03%) OpenStack
3 5 (3.91%) Apache
3 5 (3.91%) nginx
3 5 (3.91%) Tomcat
4 4 (3.13%) IIS
4 4 (3.13%) Jetty
4 4 (3.13%) Mongrel
4 4 (3.13%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.56%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.78%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (0.78%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 11 (8.59%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.56%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.78%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (4.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (3.13%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (3.13%) Google App Engine
3 4 (3.13%) Google Cloud Platform
4 3 (2.34%) PaaS
4 3 (2.34%) SaaS
5 2 (1.56%) G Suite
5 2 (1.56%) Office 365
6 1 (0.78%) DigitalOcean
6 1 (0.78%) GitHub
6 1 (0.78%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.78%) Linode
6 1 (0.78%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.78%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 44 (34.38%) DHCP
1 44 (34.38%) DNS
2 14 (10.94%) Wi-Fi
3 11 (8.59%) 3G
4 8 (6.25%) NetScaler
4 8 (6.25%) TCP/IP
5 7 (5.47%) Remote Desktop
6 6 (4.69%) Firewall
6 6 (4.69%) HTTP
6 6 (4.69%) SAN
7 5 (3.91%) WAN
8 4 (3.13%) BGP
8 4 (3.13%) FTP
8 4 (3.13%) IP Telephony
8 4 (3.13%) IPsec
8 4 (3.13%) Network Security
8 4 (3.13%) OSPF
8 4 (3.13%) SSL
8 4 (3.13%) Unified Communications
8 4 (3.13%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (46.09%) SQL Server
2 24 (18.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 22 (17.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (3.91%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (3.13%) MySQL
6 3 (2.34%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (2.34%) MongoDB
6 3 (2.34%) SAP HANA
7 2 (1.56%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.56%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (1.56%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.56%) SQL Server 2016
8 1 (0.78%) DataStage
8 1 (0.78%) IBM InfoSphere
8 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 15 (11.72%) SpecFlow
2 5 (3.91%) Jenkins
2 5 (3.91%) MSTest
2 5 (3.91%) NCrunch
3 4 (3.13%) JIRA
3 4 (3.13%) Travis CI
4 3 (2.34%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (1.56%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.78%) GitLab
6 1 (0.78%) Maven
6 1 (0.78%) MSI
6 1 (0.78%) NUnit
6 1 (0.78%) Subversion
6 1 (0.78%) Vagrant
General
1 12 (9.38%) Finance
2 10 (7.81%) Banking
3 5 (3.91%) Retail Banking
4 3 (2.34%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.78%) Advertising
5 1 (0.78%) Legal
5 1 (0.78%) Military
5 1 (0.78%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 39 (30.47%) Developer
2 26 (20.31%) C# Developer
3 16 (12.50%) Mobility Engineer
4 14 (10.94%) .NET Developer
4 14 (10.94%) 2nd Line Support
5 12 (9.38%) Support Engineer
6 10 (7.81%) Analyst
6 10 (7.81%) ASP.NET Developer
6 10 (7.81%) C# .NET Developer
6 10 (7.81%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 8 (6.25%) Citrix Engineer
8 7 (5.47%) SQL Developer
9 6 (4.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 5 (3.91%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 5 (3.91%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 4 (3.13%) .NET Web Applications Developer
11 4 (3.13%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 4 (3.13%) ASP.NET Web Applications Developer
11 4 (3.13%) C# Web Application Developer
11 4 (3.13%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (29.69%) .NET
2 32 (25.00%) ASP.NET
3 21 (16.41%) ASP.NET MVC
4 16 (12.50%) CSS
5 12 (9.38%) HTML
6 5 (3.91%) J2EE
6 5 (3.91%) LINQ
6 5 (3.91%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 4 (3.13%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 4 (3.13%) HTML5
7 4 (3.13%) JSON
7 4 (3.13%) KnockoutJS
7 4 (3.13%) Servlets
8 2 (1.56%) .NET Framework
8 2 (1.56%) jQuery
8 2 (1.56%) Middleware
9 1 (0.78%) ActiveMQ
9 1 (0.78%) Ajax
9 1 (0.78%) Apache Flex
9 1 (0.78%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 23 (17.97%) PKI
2 18 (14.06%) Computer Science
3 14 (10.94%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (8.59%) Fat Client
4 11 (8.59%) Thin Client
5 10 (7.81%) Data Centre
6 8 (6.25%) Management Information System
7 5 (3.91%) Clustering
7 5 (3.91%) Self-Motivation
8 4 (3.13%) Smartphone
9 3 (2.34%) Virtual Team
10 2 (1.56%) Greenfield Project
11 1 (0.78%) Algorithms
11 1 (0.78%) iPhone
11 1 (0.78%) Public Cloud
11 1 (0.78%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 70 (54.69%) Windows
2 50 (39.06%) Windows Server
3 36 (28.13%) Windows Server 2008
4 35 (27.34%) Windows Server 2003
5 23 (17.97%) Android
5 23 (17.97%) Apple iOS
6 21 (16.41%) Linux
7 18 (14.06%) Windows Phone
7 18 (14.06%) Windows Phone 8
8 12 (9.38%) Windows 10
9 11 (8.59%) Windows 7
9 11 (8.59%) Windows 8
10 5 (3.91%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (3.13%) Windows 2000
12 3 (2.34%) AIX
12 3 (2.34%) Mac OS
12 3 (2.34%) Mac OS X
12 3 (2.34%) Solaris
13 2 (1.56%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (27.34%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (24.22%) ITIL
3 28 (21.88%) MVC
4 20 (15.63%) Incident Management
5 19 (14.84%) Scrum
5 19 (14.84%) TDD
6 18 (14.06%) Problem-Solving
7 17 (13.28%) BDD
8 16 (12.50%) Content Management
9 14 (10.94%) Software Delivery
10 12 (9.38%) Open Source
11 9 (7.03%) Analytics
12 8 (6.25%) DevOps
12 8 (6.25%) ITSM
12 8 (6.25%) OO
12 8 (6.25%) Project Management
12 8 (6.25%) Service Management
13 7 (5.47%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 7 (5.47%) Problem Management
13 7 (5.47%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 49 (38.28%) SQL
2 36 (28.13%) C#
3 20 (15.63%) JavaScript
3 20 (15.63%) T-SQL
4 19 (14.84%) PowerShell
5 6 (4.69%) Java
6 3 (2.34%) Perl
7 2 (1.56%) Python
7 2 (1.56%) Ruby
8 1 (0.78%) Jython
8 1 (0.78%) PHP
8 1 (0.78%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.78%) TypeScript
8 1 (0.78%) VB
8 1 (0.78%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 59 (46.09%) Security Cleared
2 44 (34.38%) SC Cleared
3 32 (25.00%) Degree
4 25 (19.53%) Microsoft Certification
5 24 (18.75%) BPSS Clearance
6 17 (13.28%) Computer Science Degree
7 14 (10.94%) Citrix Certification
8 6 (4.69%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (4.69%) DV Cleared
9 5 (3.91%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 4 (3.13%) CCDP
10 4 (3.13%) CCIE
10 4 (3.13%) CCNP
10 4 (3.13%) Chartered Engineer
10 4 (3.13%) CISM
10 4 (3.13%) CISSP
10 4 (3.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (2.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (1.56%) CCNA
12 2 (1.56%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (15.63%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (3.13%) QA
3 1 (0.78%) PMO
System Software
1 44 (34.38%) Active Directory
2 25 (19.53%) XenApp
3 21 (16.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (10.94%) XenDesktop
4 14 (10.94%) XenServer
5 12 (9.38%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (3.91%) Hyper-V
6 5 (3.91%) vSphere
6 5 (3.91%) Xen
7 4 (3.13%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (3.13%) VMware NSX
8 3 (2.34%) Docker
9 2 (1.56%) Firmware
10 1 (0.78%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 18 (14.06%) AirWatch
1 18 (14.06%) SAP Afaria
1 18 (14.06%) XenMobile
2 14 (10.94%) SCCM
3 12 (9.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 6 (4.69%) Ansible
4 6 (4.69%) Puppet
4 6 (4.69%) Terraform
5 5 (3.91%) McAfee ePO
5 5 (3.91%) Microsoft Clustering
5 5 (3.91%) PowerCLI
6 4 (3.13%) SafeCom
6 4 (3.13%) vCenter Server
6 4 (3.13%) vRealize
7 3 (2.34%) EMC NetWorker
7 3 (2.34%) HP Data Protector
7 3 (2.34%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (2.34%) PureDisk
7 3 (2.34%) Simpana
7 3 (2.34%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 48 (37.50%) Citrix
2 33 (25.78%) VMware
3 23 (17.97%) McAfee
4 21 (16.41%) Apple
4 21 (16.41%) SAP
5 20 (15.63%) Ivanti
6 15 (11.72%) ThinPrint
7 10 (7.81%) Google
8 9 (7.03%) Cisco
9 7 (5.47%) Symantec
10 6 (4.69%) HP
11 4 (3.13%) IBM
11 4 (3.13%) Oracle
12 3 (2.34%) arcserve
12 3 (2.34%) CA
12 3 (2.34%) CommVault
12 3 (2.34%) EMC
12 3 (2.34%) NetApp
12 3 (2.34%) Sun
12 3 (2.34%) Veritas