Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 8 4 9
Rank change year-on-year -4 +5 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 115 531 193
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 13.19% 23.92% 13.68%
As % of the Vendors category 28.68% 40.75% 34.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 414 139
Newcastle upon Tyne median daily rate £388 £330 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.42% -12.00% +7.53%
10th Percentile £261 £205 £275
90th Percentile £540 £500 £563
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £375 £330 £350
% change year-on-year +13.64% -5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 77 12
Newcastle upon Tyne median hourly rate £31.00 £28.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.71% +93.10% -24.68%
10th Percentile £8.55 £10.72 £9.55
90th Percentile £48.05 £36.00 £26.05
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £31.00 £27.50 £14.60
% change year-on-year +12.73% +88.36% +8.15%

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 401 1303 556
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 45.99% 58.69% 39.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 290 926 315
Newcastle upon Tyne median daily rate £365 £330 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.61% -5.71% -0.44%
10th Percentile £263 £211 £242
90th Percentile £550 £488 £560
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £365 £330 £350
% change year-on-year +10.61% -5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 97 49
Newcastle upon Tyne median hourly rate £17.10 £28.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.93% +12.00% +36.99%
10th Percentile £8.77 £12.25 £12.13
90th Percentile £47.76 £36.00 £39.60
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £15.50 £27.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -43.64% +14.58% +38.13%

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 23 November 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 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 46 (40.00%) Windows
2 40 (34.78%) Active Directory
2 40 (34.78%) Security Cleared
3 28 (24.35%) Degree
4 27 (23.48%) SQL
4 27 (23.48%) .NET
4 27 (23.48%) SharePoint
5 25 (21.74%) SC Cleared
5 25 (21.74%) Windows Server
6 24 (20.87%) Migration
7 23 (20.00%) CRM
7 23 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
8 21 (18.26%) C#
9 19 (16.52%) ITIL
10 18 (15.65%) Agile Software Development
10 18 (15.65%) Office 365
10 18 (15.65%) Windows Server 2012
11 17 (14.78%) Skype for Business
11 17 (14.78%) BPSS Clearance
11 17 (14.78%) JavaScript
12 16 (13.91%) SQL Server
12 16 (13.91%) Project Management
12 16 (13.91%) PowerShell
13 15 (13.04%) Windows Server 2008
13 15 (13.04%) Microsoft Office
13 15 (13.04%) MS Exchange
14 14 (12.17%) Finance
14 14 (12.17%) SCCM
15 13 (11.30%) VMware
15 13 (11.30%) Microsoft Certification

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 27 (23.48%) SharePoint
2 17 (14.78%) Skype for Business
3 15 (13.04%) MS Exchange
4 13 (11.30%) Exchange Server 2010
4 13 (11.30%) SharePoint 2010
5 9 (7.83%) OpenStack
6 8 (6.96%) Exchange Server 2007
6 8 (6.96%) Exchange Server 2013
6 8 (6.96%) SharePoint 2013
7 5 (4.35%) Apache Spark
8 2 (1.74%) Drupal
8 2 (1.74%) K2 blackpearl
9 1 (0.87%) Apache
9 1 (0.87%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.87%) Confluence
9 1 (0.87%) Documentum
9 1 (0.87%) IIS
9 1 (0.87%) LiveLink
9 1 (0.87%) NServiceBus
9 1 (0.87%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 15 (13.04%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (7.83%) Microsoft Project
3 8 (6.96%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (5.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (5.22%) MS Visio
5 4 (3.48%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.87%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 23 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.61%) Dynamics GP
3 2 (1.74%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (1.74%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.87%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 18 (15.65%) Office 365
2 6 (5.22%) SaaS
3 4 (3.48%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (2.61%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (1.74%) IaaS
5 2 (1.74%) Mimecast
5 2 (1.74%) PaaS
6 1 (0.87%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.87%) DigitalOcean
6 1 (0.87%) Linode
Communications & Networking
1 12 (10.43%) DNS
1 12 (10.43%) Skype
2 11 (9.57%) DHCP
3 10 (8.70%) Internet
4 5 (4.35%) PBX
4 5 (4.35%) Unified Communications
5 4 (3.48%) PSTN
6 3 (2.61%) SAN
7 2 (1.74%) Firewall
7 2 (1.74%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (1.74%) VoIP
7 2 (1.74%) WAN
8 1 (0.87%) LAN
8 1 (0.87%) Modbus
8 1 (0.87%) NAS
8 1 (0.87%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.87%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (13.91%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.35%) Big Data
2 5 (4.35%) Hadoop
3 4 (3.48%) MongoDB
3 4 (3.48%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (3.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (2.61%) ActiveReports
4 3 (2.61%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (2.61%) Oracle Database
4 3 (2.61%) RDBMS
4 3 (2.61%) Relational Database
4 3 (2.61%) SQLPlus
5 2 (1.74%) GIS
5 2 (1.74%) MySQL
6 1 (0.87%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.87%) DataStage
6 1 (0.87%) MariaDB
6 1 (0.87%) MS Access
6 1 (0.87%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.87%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 11 (9.57%) Visual Studio
2 8 (6.96%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (5.22%) MSI
4 3 (2.61%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 3 (2.61%) Toad
5 1 (0.87%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.87%) gulp
5 1 (0.87%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.87%) JIRA
5 1 (0.87%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.87%) Selenium
5 1 (0.87%) Subversion
5 1 (0.87%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.87%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 14 (12.17%) Finance
2 5 (4.35%) Advertising
3 3 (2.61%) General Ledger
4 2 (1.74%) Billing
5 1 (0.87%) Automotive
5 1 (0.87%) Back Office
5 1 (0.87%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.87%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 16 (13.91%) Architect
2 13 (11.30%) Solutions Architect
3 12 (10.43%) Developer
4 11 (9.57%) Consultant
5 9 (7.83%) CRM Architect
5 9 (7.83%) Project Manager
6 8 (6.96%) Analyst
6 8 (6.96%) CRM Solutions Architect
6 8 (6.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (5.22%) DevOps Engineer
7 6 (5.22%) Migration Consultant
7 6 (5.22%) SCCM Consultant
8 5 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support
8 5 (4.35%) IT Analyst
8 5 (4.35%) Messaging Specialist
8 5 (4.35%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (4.35%) Service Analyst
9 4 (3.48%) DBA
9 4 (3.48%) Desktop Support
9 4 (3.48%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (23.48%) .NET
2 9 (7.83%) XML
3 7 (6.09%) AngularJS
3 7 (6.09%) HTML
4 6 (5.22%) HTML5
5 5 (4.35%) KnockoutJS
5 5 (4.35%) Node.js
5 5 (4.35%) React
6 4 (3.48%) ASP.NET
7 3 (2.61%) CSS
8 2 (1.74%) jQuery
8 2 (1.74%) Middleware
9 1 (0.87%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.87%) ActiveMQ
9 1 (0.87%) Ajax
9 1 (0.87%) CAML
9 1 (0.87%) JSON
9 1 (0.87%) LINQ
9 1 (0.87%) WCF
9 1 (0.87%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.83%) Computer Science
2 8 (6.96%) Management Information System
3 7 (6.09%) Clustering
4 6 (5.22%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (4.35%) Video Conferencing
6 4 (3.48%) Data Centre
6 4 (3.48%) IVR
6 4 (3.48%) Mobile App
7 3 (2.61%) Data Structures
7 3 (2.61%) PKI
7 3 (2.61%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.87%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.87%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.87%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 46 (40.00%) Windows
2 25 (21.74%) Windows Server
3 18 (15.65%) Windows Server 2012
4 15 (13.04%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (6.09%) Windows 7
6 6 (5.22%) Unix
7 4 (3.48%) Linux
8 3 (2.61%) Windows 2000
8 3 (2.61%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (1.74%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.87%) AIX
10 1 (0.87%) HPUX
10 1 (0.87%) Solaris
10 1 (0.87%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (20.87%) Migration
2 23 (20.00%) CRM
3 19 (16.52%) ITIL
4 18 (15.65%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (13.91%) Project Management
6 13 (11.30%) Project Governance
7 12 (10.43%) Presales
7 12 (10.43%) Translating Business Requirements
8 9 (7.83%) DevOps
8 9 (7.83%) Software Engineering
9 8 (6.96%) Mentoring
10 7 (6.09%) Continuous Improvement
10 7 (6.09%) Load Balancing
10 7 (6.09%) PRINCE2
11 6 (5.22%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (5.22%) Kanban
11 6 (5.22%) Scrum
11 6 (5.22%) Service Management
11 6 (5.22%) SOA
12 5 (4.35%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 27 (23.48%) SQL
2 21 (18.26%) C#
3 17 (14.78%) JavaScript
4 16 (13.91%) PowerShell
5 6 (5.22%) Java
5 6 (5.22%) T-SQL
6 5 (4.35%) Scala
6 5 (4.35%) Shell Script
7 4 (3.48%) VBA
8 3 (2.61%) C
9 2 (1.74%) C++
10 1 (0.87%) Jython
10 1 (0.87%) PHP
10 1 (0.87%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.87%) Python
10 1 (0.87%) Ruby
10 1 (0.87%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 40 (34.78%) Security Cleared
2 28 (24.35%) Degree
3 25 (21.74%) SC Cleared
4 17 (14.78%) BPSS Clearance
5 13 (11.30%) Microsoft Certification
6 11 (9.57%) MCSE
7 8 (6.96%) Computer Science Degree
8 4 (3.48%) PMI Certification
8 4 (3.48%) PMP
9 3 (2.61%) DV Cleared
10 2 (1.74%) CCDP
10 2 (1.74%) CCIE
10 2 (1.74%) CCNP
10 2 (1.74%) Chartered Engineer
10 2 (1.74%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (1.74%) CISM
10 2 (1.74%) CISSP
10 2 (1.74%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (0.87%) Postgraduate
11 1 (0.87%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.83%) PMO
2 5 (4.35%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (2.61%) Data Quality
4 2 (1.74%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.74%) QA
System Software
1 40 (34.78%) Active Directory
2 10 (8.70%) Hyper-V
3 7 (6.09%) Brightmail
4 6 (5.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (5.22%) XenApp
4 6 (5.22%) XenDesktop
4 6 (5.22%) XenServer
5 5 (4.35%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (2.61%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (2.61%) vSphere
7 1 (0.87%) Firmware
7 1 (0.87%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.87%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.87%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.87%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.87%) Xen
Systems Management
1 14 (12.17%) SCCM
2 10 (8.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (2.61%) Failover Clustering
3 3 (2.61%) Microsoft Clustering
3 3 (2.61%) vCenter Server
4 2 (1.74%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (1.74%) WSUS
5 1 (0.87%) Ansible
5 1 (0.87%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (0.87%) Nagios
5 1 (0.87%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.87%) OpenNMS
5 1 (0.87%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.87%) PowerCLI
5 1 (0.87%) Puppet
5 1 (0.87%) SafeCom
5 1 (0.87%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.87%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.87%) vRealize
5 1 (0.87%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 13 (11.30%) VMware
2 9 (7.83%) Citrix
3 7 (6.09%) IronPort
3 7 (6.09%) Oracle
4 5 (4.35%) AppSense
4 5 (4.35%) HP
5 4 (3.48%) Cisco
5 4 (3.48%) Polycom
6 3 (2.61%) Symantec
7 2 (1.74%) Dell
7 2 (1.74%) Kaspersky
7 2 (1.74%) McAfee
7 2 (1.74%) Pega
8 1 (0.87%) BEA
8 1 (0.87%) EMC
8 1 (0.87%) Google
8 1 (0.87%) IBM
8 1 (0.87%) Niku
8 1 (0.87%) OpenText
8 1 (0.87%) Sitecore