Period
to 19 July 2019

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 19 July 2019 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
19 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 11 9 9
Rank change year-on-year -2 0 -4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 74 137 120
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 11.11% 13.65% 13.68%
As % of the Vendors category 31.36% 30.93% 27.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 103 75
Newcastle upon Tyne median daily rate £360 £290 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.14% -25.16% +35.96%
10th Percentile £129 £155 £219
90th Percentile £501 £500 £536
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £330 £288 £360
% change year-on-year +14.78% -20.14% +26.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 12 28
Newcastle upon Tyne median hourly rate £22.37 £13.75 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +62.69% -55.65% +10.71%
10th Percentile £12.00 £8.62 £9.32
90th Percentile £31.00 £30.88 £42.30
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £19.52 £14.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year +34.59% -53.23% +10.71%

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 236 443 444
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 35.44% 44.12% 50.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 320 298
Newcastle upon Tyne median daily rate £400 £345 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.94% -8.61% +25.83%
10th Percentile £165 £250 £256
90th Percentile £575 £538 £537
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £400 £345 £375
% change year-on-year +15.94% -8.00% +21.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 15 33
Newcastle upon Tyne median hourly rate £20.70 £15.00 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.00% -48.28% +3.57%
10th Percentile £11.42 £9.33 £9.50
90th Percentile £30.25 £35.00 £42.80
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £19.03 £15.25 £28.75
% change year-on-year +24.83% -46.97% +2.68%

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 19 July 2019.

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 19 July 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 19 July 2019, 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 31 (41.89%) Windows
2 22 (29.73%) Active Directory
3 21 (28.38%) Migration
4 18 (24.32%) Office 365
5 15 (20.27%) Windows 7
6 13 (17.57%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (17.57%) SharePoint
7 12 (16.22%) Windows 10
8 11 (14.86%) SQL
8 11 (14.86%) SCCM
8 11 (14.86%) Microsoft Azure
9 10 (13.51%) Android
9 10 (13.51%) Apple iOS
9 10 (13.51%) Microsoft Excel
9 10 (13.51%) ITIL
10 9 (12.16%) Security Cleared
11 8 (10.81%) Selenium
11 8 (10.81%) Microsoft Intune
11 8 (10.81%) Finance
11 8 (10.81%) MS Exchange
11 8 (10.81%) Microsoft Office
11 8 (10.81%) Mobile Device Management
12 7 (9.46%) AirWatch
12 7 (9.46%) Oracle
12 7 (9.46%) Business Intelligence
12 7 (9.46%) Jenkins
12 7 (9.46%) SC Cleared
12 7 (9.46%) JIRA
13 6 (8.11%) QA
13 6 (8.11%) User Acceptance Testing

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 13 (17.57%) SharePoint
2 8 (10.81%) MS Exchange
3 6 (8.11%) Confluence
4 2 (2.70%) IBM HTTP Server
4 2 (2.70%) IIS
4 2 (2.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (2.70%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (2.70%) Skype for Business
4 2 (2.70%) WebSphere
Applications
1 10 (13.51%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (10.81%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (6.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (2.70%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (2.70%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.35%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (2.70%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.35%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 18 (24.32%) Office 365
2 11 (14.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (8.11%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (4.05%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (4.05%) GitHub
4 3 (4.05%) PaaS
4 3 (4.05%) Power Platform
5 2 (2.70%) IaaS
6 1 (1.35%) Amazon ECS
6 1 (1.35%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (1.35%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (1.35%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (1.35%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (1.35%) iPaaS
6 1 (1.35%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.11%) Skype
2 3 (4.05%) Remote Desktop
2 3 (4.05%) WebEx
3 2 (2.70%) Firewall
3 2 (2.70%) HTTP
3 2 (2.70%) SAN
4 1 (1.35%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (1.35%) LAN
4 1 (1.35%) Network Security
4 1 (1.35%) Unified Communications
4 1 (1.35%) WAN
4 1 (1.35%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.11%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (4.05%) Cosmos DB
3 3 (4.05%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (4.05%) HSQLDB
3 3 (4.05%) MongoDB
3 3 (4.05%) Power BI
3 3 (4.05%) Redis
4 2 (2.70%) Big Data
4 2 (2.70%) MySQL
4 2 (2.70%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.35%) Data Lake
5 1 (1.35%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.35%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.35%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.35%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 8 (10.81%) Selenium
2 7 (9.46%) Jenkins
2 7 (9.46%) JIRA
3 6 (8.11%) Cucumber
4 4 (5.41%) Git (software)
4 4 (5.41%) JMeter
5 3 (4.05%) Gatling
5 3 (4.05%) git-flow
5 3 (4.05%) JUnit
6 2 (2.70%) Visual Studio
6 2 (2.70%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (2.70%) WebDriver
7 1 (1.35%) Eclipse
7 1 (1.35%) GitLab
7 1 (1.35%) LoadRunner
7 1 (1.35%) SoapUI
7 1 (1.35%) SpecFlow
7 1 (1.35%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.35%) TestComplete
7 1 (1.35%) Visual Studio Coded UI
General
1 8 (10.81%) Finance
2 2 (2.70%) Back Office
2 2 (2.70%) Banking
3 1 (1.35%) Front Office
3 1 (1.35%) Publishing
3 1 (1.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (27.03%) Analyst
2 9 (12.16%) Support Analyst
3 8 (10.81%) Developer
3 8 (10.81%) Support Engineer
4 7 (9.46%) SCCM Specialist
5 5 (6.76%) 2nd Line Support
5 5 (6.76%) Architect
6 4 (5.41%) 1st/2nd Line Support
6 4 (5.41%) Desktop Engineer
6 4 (5.41%) Desktop Support
6 4 (5.41%) IT Support
6 4 (5.41%) Test Analyst
7 3 (4.05%) 1st Line Support
7 3 (4.05%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 3 (4.05%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 3 (4.05%) Consultant
7 3 (4.05%) Microsoft Specialist
7 3 (4.05%) Office 365 Consultant
7 3 (4.05%) QA Analyst
7 3 (4.05%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.76%) Software Packaging
1 5 (6.76%) XML
2 4 (5.41%) AngularJS
2 4 (5.41%) Node.js
3 3 (4.05%) hapi
3 3 (4.05%) Hibernate
3 3 (4.05%) jQuery
3 3 (4.05%) React
3 3 (4.05%) Spring Boot
4 2 (2.70%) Middleware
4 2 (2.70%) Web Services
5 1 (1.35%) .NET
5 1 (1.35%) Gherkin
5 1 (1.35%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.76%) Data Centre
2 3 (4.05%) Blackberry
3 2 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.70%) Enterprise Storage
3 2 (2.70%) Private Cloud
3 2 (2.70%) User Experience
4 1 (1.35%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (1.35%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.35%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.35%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.35%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 31 (41.89%) Windows
2 15 (20.27%) Windows 7
3 12 (16.22%) Windows 10
4 10 (13.51%) Android
4 10 (13.51%) Apple iOS
5 3 (4.05%) Unix
5 3 (4.05%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (2.70%) Linux
6 2 (2.70%) Windows Server
6 2 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.35%) VME
7 1 (1.35%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (28.38%) Migration
2 13 (17.57%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (13.51%) ITIL
4 8 (10.81%) Mobile Device Management
5 7 (9.46%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (8.11%) DevOps
6 6 (8.11%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (6.76%) ETL
7 5 (6.76%) Test Automation
8 4 (5.41%) Business Analysis
8 4 (5.41%) ITSM
8 4 (5.41%) Mentoring
8 4 (5.41%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (5.41%) Unit Testing
9 3 (4.05%) Analytics
9 3 (4.05%) Customer Requirements
9 3 (4.05%) Problem-Solving
9 3 (4.05%) QA Automation
9 3 (4.05%) Test Scripting
9 3 (4.05%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (14.86%) SQL
2 6 (8.11%) Java
2 6 (8.11%) JavaScript
3 3 (4.05%) Python
4 2 (2.70%) C#
4 2 (2.70%) Perl
5 1 (1.35%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.35%) COBOL
5 1 (1.35%) PHP
5 1 (1.35%) Ruby
5 1 (1.35%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (12.16%) Security Cleared
2 7 (9.46%) SC Cleared
3 4 (5.41%) ISEB
3 4 (5.41%) ISTQB
3 4 (5.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (5.41%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.70%) A+ Certification
4 2 (2.70%) DBS Check
5 1 (1.35%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.35%) CCNA
5 1 (1.35%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.35%) CISM
5 1 (1.35%) CISSP
5 1 (1.35%) Degree
5 1 (1.35%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.35%) MOS
5 1 (1.35%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.35%) PMP
5 1 (1.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.11%) QA
2 2 (2.70%) SLA
3 1 (1.35%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 22 (29.73%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.41%) Docker
2 4 (5.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.70%) NDS
3 2 (2.70%) NetIQ eDirectory
4 1 (1.35%) BitLocker
4 1 (1.35%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (1.35%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 11 (14.86%) SCCM
2 8 (10.81%) Microsoft Intune
3 7 (9.46%) AirWatch
4 4 (5.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (1.35%) Ansible
5 1 (1.35%) Kubernetes
5 1 (1.35%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.35%) Puppet
5 1 (1.35%) Terraform
Vendors
1 7 (9.46%) Oracle
2 4 (5.41%) VMware
3 3 (4.05%) Bomgar
3 3 (4.05%) Citrix
3 3 (4.05%) IBM
3 3 (4.05%) ServiceNow
4 2 (2.70%) NetIQ
4 2 (2.70%) Nintex
5 1 (1.35%) Apple
5 1 (1.35%) Aruba
5 1 (1.35%) Avaloq
5 1 (1.35%) Cisco
5 1 (1.35%) Dell
5 1 (1.35%) EMC
5 1 (1.35%) Guidewire
5 1 (1.35%) HP
5 1 (1.35%) iManage
5 1 (1.35%) Juniper
5 1 (1.35%) NetApp