Period
to 24 May 2019

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North East 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 24 May 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
England > North East
6 months to
24 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 7 5 5
Rank change year-on-year -2 0 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 157 192 227
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 12.66% 14.91% 15.58%
As % of the Vendors category 35.28% 33.63% 32.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 139 167
North East median daily rate £360 £300 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -11.76% +13.33%
10th Percentile £150 £173 £225
90th Percentile £531 £533 £536
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 19 32
North East median hourly rate £15.70 £13.00 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.77% -58.06% +16.98%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.08 £9.03
90th Percentile £20.76 £30.00 £40.00
England median hourly rate £15.76 £15.53 £15.00
% change year-on-year +1.51% +3.50% -

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 the North East.

All Vendors
North East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 445 571 704
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 35.89% 44.33% 48.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 297 387 451
North East median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% - +7.69%
10th Percentile £190 £223 £240
90th Percentile £563 £519 £536
England median daily rate £465 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.39% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 25 49
North East median hourly rate £15.70 £13.50 £26.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.30% -49.53% -0.93%
10th Percentile £9.69 £10.60 £10.23
90th Percentile £21.00 £33.40 £42.20
England median hourly rate £18.75 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +7.14% - -2.78%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

Job postings citing Microsoft as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North East.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in the North East

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft in the North East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft in the North East

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in the North East over the 6 months to 24 May 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft in the North East

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft in the North East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in the North East

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in the North East over the 6 months to 24 May 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft in the North East

Microsoft
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the North East region over the 6 months to 24 May 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear -1 109 £400 +35.02% 27
Durham -6 40 £325 -11.56% 14
Teesside - 6 £338 -
Northumberland -2 1 - -
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 North East region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 53 (33.76%) Windows
2 48 (30.57%) Active Directory
3 45 (28.66%) SQL
4 41 (26.11%) Microsoft Azure
5 33 (21.02%) Agile Software Development
6 31 (19.75%) Git (software)
7 28 (17.83%) .NET
8 27 (17.20%) SQL Server
9 25 (15.92%) C#
10 23 (14.65%) JavaScript
10 23 (14.65%) SharePoint
11 22 (14.01%) Office 365
12 21 (13.38%) Amazon AWS
12 21 (13.38%) Windows 7
12 21 (13.38%) JIRA
13 20 (12.74%) Microsoft Office
13 20 (12.74%) DevOps
14 18 (11.46%) ITIL
15 17 (10.83%) Migration
15 17 (10.83%) Docker
15 17 (10.83%) Terraform
15 17 (10.83%) Team Foundation Server
16 16 (10.19%) SCCM
16 16 (10.19%) PowerShell
16 16 (10.19%) Windows Server
17 15 (9.55%) Ansible
17 15 (9.55%) GitLab
18 14 (8.92%) Kubernetes
18 14 (8.92%) IIS
18 14 (8.92%) MS Exchange

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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 23 (14.65%) SharePoint
2 14 (8.92%) IIS
2 14 (8.92%) MS Exchange
3 13 (8.28%) Confluence
3 13 (8.28%) Skype for Business
4 3 (1.91%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (1.91%) TPMS
5 2 (1.27%) IBM HTTP Server
5 2 (1.27%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.64%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.64%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.64%) WebLogic
Applications
1 20 (12.74%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (8.92%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (3.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (2.55%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (2.55%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.91%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (5.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.64%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 41 (26.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (14.01%) Office 365
3 21 (13.38%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (7.01%) Azure Active Directory
5 7 (4.46%) AWS CloudFormation
6 6 (3.82%) Power Platform
7 4 (2.55%) IaaS
7 4 (2.55%) PaaS
7 4 (2.55%) SaaS
8 3 (1.91%) GitHub
9 1 (0.64%) Akamai
9 1 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.64%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.64%) iPaaS
9 1 (0.64%) Kong
9 1 (0.64%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.64%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 11 (7.01%) Skype
2 10 (6.37%) Firewall
3 9 (5.73%) LAN
4 8 (5.10%) Network Security
5 7 (4.46%) SAN
6 5 (3.18%) WAN
7 4 (2.55%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (2.55%) DHCP
7 4 (2.55%) DNS
8 3 (1.91%) HTTP
8 3 (1.91%) NAS
8 3 (1.91%) Remote Desktop
8 3 (1.91%) WebEx
9 2 (1.27%) iSCSI
9 2 (1.27%) Wireless
10 1 (0.64%) Cisco IOS
10 1 (0.64%) Cisco Wireless
10 1 (0.64%) Fibre Channel
10 1 (0.64%) PuTTY
10 1 (0.64%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (17.20%) SQL Server
2 9 (5.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (4.46%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (3.82%) Power BI
5 5 (3.18%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (3.18%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.91%) Big Data
6 3 (1.91%) Cosmos DB
6 3 (1.91%) HSQLDB
6 3 (1.91%) MongoDB
6 3 (1.91%) MySQL
6 3 (1.91%) Redis
6 3 (1.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.27%) Data Mart
7 2 (1.27%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (1.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.64%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.64%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.64%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.64%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 31 (19.75%) Git (software)
2 21 (13.38%) JIRA
3 17 (10.83%) Team Foundation Server
4 15 (9.55%) GitLab
5 13 (8.28%) Jenkins
6 12 (7.64%) Selenium
7 11 (7.01%) Cucumber
8 7 (4.46%) TeamCity
9 3 (1.91%) Gatling
9 3 (1.91%) git-flow
9 3 (1.91%) JMeter
9 3 (1.91%) JUnit
10 2 (1.27%) MSTest
10 2 (1.27%) NUnit
10 2 (1.27%) Octopus Deploy
10 2 (1.27%) Visual Studio
11 1 (0.64%) Eclipse
11 1 (0.64%) Jasmine
11 1 (0.64%) Visual Studio Team System
11 1 (0.64%) WebDriver
General
1 10 (6.37%) Finance
2 2 (1.27%) Back Office
2 2 (1.27%) Banking
2 2 (1.27%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.64%) Front Office
3 1 (0.64%) Legal
3 1 (0.64%) Publishing
3 1 (0.64%) Retail
Job Titles
1 34 (21.66%) Analyst
2 27 (17.20%) Developer
3 16 (10.19%) DevOps Engineer
4 14 (8.92%) Support Analyst
5 11 (7.01%) Support Engineer
6 9 (5.73%) AWS DevOps
6 9 (5.73%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 9 (5.73%) AWS Engineer
7 8 (5.10%) IT Support
7 8 (5.10%) Systems Engineer
8 7 (4.46%) 2nd Line Support
8 7 (4.46%) CRM Developer
8 7 (4.46%) Dynamics CRM Developer
9 6 (3.82%) Desktop Support
9 6 (3.82%) JIRA Engineer
10 5 (3.18%) Administrator
10 5 (3.18%) Business Analyst
10 5 (3.18%) Consultant
10 5 (3.18%) Test Analyst
10 5 (3.18%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (17.83%) .NET
2 13 (8.28%) AngularJS
3 8 (5.10%) jQuery
4 7 (4.46%) Web Services
5 6 (3.82%) .NET Core
5 6 (3.82%) .NET Framework
5 6 (3.82%) XML
6 5 (3.18%) HTML
6 5 (3.18%) Middleware
7 4 (2.55%) ASP.NET
7 4 (2.55%) CSS
8 3 (1.91%) hapi
8 3 (1.91%) Hibernate
8 3 (1.91%) Node.js
8 3 (1.91%) React
8 3 (1.91%) RESTful
8 3 (1.91%) Spring Boot
9 2 (1.27%) CSS3
9 2 (1.27%) HTML5
9 2 (1.27%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.73%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.46%) Data Centre
3 3 (1.91%) Blackberry
3 3 (1.91%) Clustering
3 3 (1.91%) Enterprise Storage
3 3 (1.91%) Management Information System
3 3 (1.91%) Private Cloud
3 3 (1.91%) Smartphone
4 2 (1.27%) CMDB
4 2 (1.27%) Driving Licence
4 2 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.27%) Robotics
4 2 (1.27%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (1.27%) User Experience
4 2 (1.27%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (0.64%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (0.64%) PKI
5 1 (0.64%) Public Cloud
5 1 (0.64%) RIA
5 1 (0.64%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 53 (33.76%) Windows
2 21 (13.38%) Windows 7
3 16 (10.19%) Windows Server
4 13 (8.28%) Windows 10
5 12 (7.64%) Android
5 12 (7.64%) Apple iOS
6 8 (5.10%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (4.46%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (2.55%) Linux
8 4 (2.55%) Unix
9 3 (1.91%) VME
10 2 (1.27%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (1.27%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.64%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (21.02%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (12.74%) DevOps
3 18 (11.46%) ITIL
4 17 (10.83%) Migration
5 12 (7.64%) Business Intelligence
5 12 (7.64%) TDD
6 10 (6.37%) Test Automation
7 8 (5.10%) CRM
7 8 (5.10%) High Availability
7 8 (5.10%) Service Delivery
8 7 (4.46%) BDD
8 7 (4.46%) ETL
8 7 (4.46%) Problem-Solving
8 7 (4.46%) Project Management
8 7 (4.46%) SIEM
9 6 (3.82%) ATDD
9 6 (3.82%) Communications Security
9 6 (3.82%) Identity Access Management
9 6 (3.82%) Unit Testing
9 6 (3.82%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 45 (28.66%) SQL
2 25 (15.92%) C#
3 23 (14.65%) JavaScript
4 16 (10.19%) PowerShell
5 12 (7.64%) Bash Shell
6 9 (5.73%) Python
7 8 (5.10%) Java
8 5 (3.18%) Perl
8 5 (3.18%) T-SQL
9 4 (2.55%) VB
10 2 (1.27%) TypeScript
10 2 (1.27%) VB.NET
10 2 (1.27%) VBA
11 1 (0.64%) C++
11 1 (0.64%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (6.37%) SC Cleared
1 10 (6.37%) Security Cleared
2 7 (4.46%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (3.18%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (2.55%) Degree
4 4 (2.55%) ISEB
4 4 (2.55%) ISTQB
4 4 (2.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (1.91%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.27%) A+ Certification
6 2 (1.27%) CCNA
6 2 (1.27%) MCSA
6 2 (1.27%) MCSE
7 1 (0.64%) CCNP
7 1 (0.64%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.64%) MCDBA
7 1 (0.64%) MCP
7 1 (0.64%) Novell Certification
7 1 (0.64%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.64%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.82%) QA
1 6 (3.82%) SLA
2 2 (1.27%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.64%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 48 (30.57%) Active Directory
2 17 (10.83%) Docker
3 13 (8.28%) Hyper-V
4 11 (7.01%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (3.18%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (1.91%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (1.27%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (1.27%) NDS
7 2 (1.27%) NetIQ eDirectory
7 2 (1.27%) vSphere
7 2 (1.27%) XenApp
7 2 (1.27%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.64%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.64%) NFS
8 1 (0.64%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.64%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.64%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 17 (10.83%) Terraform
2 16 (10.19%) SCCM
3 15 (9.55%) Ansible
4 14 (8.92%) Kubernetes
5 8 (5.10%) AirWatch
5 8 (5.10%) Puppet
6 6 (3.82%) Microsoft Clustering
6 6 (3.82%) Microsoft Intune
6 6 (3.82%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (3.18%) SCOM
8 4 (2.55%) Failover Clustering
8 4 (2.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 3 (1.91%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 3 (1.91%) SCVMM
10 2 (1.27%) SCDPM
10 2 (1.27%) SCOrch
10 2 (1.27%) vCenter Server
10 2 (1.27%) WSUS
11 1 (0.64%) HP Operations Orchestration
Vendors
1 13 (8.28%) VMware
2 10 (6.37%) Cisco
3 8 (5.10%) Oracle
4 7 (4.46%) Citrix
5 3 (1.91%) Bomgar
5 3 (1.91%) EMC
5 3 (1.91%) IBM
5 3 (1.91%) Nintex
5 3 (1.91%) ServiceNow
6 2 (1.27%) ABBYY
6 2 (1.27%) Apple
6 2 (1.27%) HP
6 2 (1.27%) Kofax
6 2 (1.27%) NetIQ
6 2 (1.27%) RedGate
7 1 (0.64%) BMC
7 1 (0.64%) Juniper
7 1 (0.64%) NetApp
7 1 (0.64%) Northgate
7 1 (0.64%) Remedy