Period
to 19 November 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 19 November 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
19 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 4 14 6
Rank change year-on-year +10 -8 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 142 143 184
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 13.83% 11.20% 15.13%
As % of the Vendors category 37.47% 28.83% 31.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 87 122
North East median daily rate £360 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.00% - +13.64%
10th Percentile £150 £170 £219
90th Percentile £688 £538 £530
England median daily rate £425 £421 £400
% change year-on-year +0.89% +5.31% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 18 26
North East median hourly rate £15.76 £13.00 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.23% -58.06% +14.81%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £8.92
90th Percentile £25.75 £17.90 £47.67
England median hourly rate £16.60 £15.86 £15.00
% change year-on-year +4.65% +5.73% -3.23%

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 379 496 577
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 36.90% 38.84% 47.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 207 313 377
North East median daily rate £400 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.34% +9.85%
10th Percentile £177 £256 £256
90th Percentile £575 £554 £550
England median daily rate £450 £450 £445
% change year-on-year - +1.12% +4.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 28 32
North East median hourly rate £15.76 £14.39 £16.30
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.56% -11.75% -39.63%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £9.00
90th Percentile £27.25 £26.08 £47.42
England median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £17.25
% change year-on-year +8.57% +1.45% +1.47%

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 19 November 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 19 November 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 19 November 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 +7 106 £375 - 53
Durham +11 25 £275 -40.86% 12
Teesside - 4 £550 -
Northumberland - 2 - - 1
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 47 (33.10%) Windows
2 44 (30.99%) Office 365
3 41 (28.87%) Microsoft Office
4 38 (26.76%) Agile Software Development
4 38 (26.76%) Security Cleared
5 30 (21.13%) SCCM
5 30 (21.13%) Public Sector
6 26 (18.31%) SC Cleared
6 26 (18.31%) Active Directory
7 25 (17.61%) Microsoft Excel
8 22 (15.49%) ITIL
8 22 (15.49%) Migration
9 21 (14.79%) MS Exchange
9 21 (14.79%) Problem-Solving
10 19 (13.38%) SharePoint
11 18 (12.68%) Finance
11 18 (12.68%) Project Management
11 18 (12.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
12 17 (11.97%) SQL
12 17 (11.97%) Analytical Skills
12 17 (11.97%) Windows 10
13 15 (10.56%) .NET
13 15 (10.56%) Incident Management
14 14 (9.86%) Citrix
14 14 (9.86%) Skype
15 13 (9.15%) Jenkins
15 13 (9.15%) Management Information System
15 13 (9.15%) Performance Management
15 13 (9.15%) Windows 7
15 13 (9.15%) Azure

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 21 (14.79%) MS Exchange
2 19 (13.38%) SharePoint
3 12 (8.45%) Exchange Server 2007
3 12 (8.45%) Exchange Server 2013
3 12 (8.45%) Skype for Business
4 7 (4.93%) Apache
4 7 (4.93%) IIS
4 7 (4.93%) Jetty
4 7 (4.93%) Mongrel
4 7 (4.93%) nginx
4 7 (4.93%) Tomcat
4 7 (4.93%) WebSphere
5 6 (4.23%) Confluence
6 2 (1.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (1.41%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 41 (28.87%) Microsoft Office
2 25 (17.61%) Microsoft Excel
3 18 (12.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (2.11%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (1.41%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 2 (1.41%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 44 (30.99%) Office 365
2 13 (9.15%) Azure
3 9 (6.34%) AWS
4 7 (4.93%) GCP
5 6 (4.23%) Amazon EC2
5 6 (4.23%) GitHub
5 6 (4.23%) Google App Engine
5 6 (4.23%) IaaS
6 5 (3.52%) PaaS
7 4 (2.82%) SaaS
8 3 (2.11%) Power Platform
9 1 (0.70%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.70%) G Suite
9 1 (0.70%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 14 (9.86%) Skype
2 10 (7.04%) DNS
3 9 (6.34%) DHCP
4 8 (5.63%) PBX
4 8 (5.63%) TCP/IP
4 8 (5.63%) Unified Communications
5 7 (4.93%) FTP
5 7 (4.93%) HTTP
5 7 (4.93%) IPsec
6 6 (4.23%) SSL
7 2 (1.41%) iSCSI
7 2 (1.41%) SAN
7 2 (1.41%) VoIP
7 2 (1.41%) VPN
8 1 (0.70%) Firewall
8 1 (0.70%) MPLS
8 1 (0.70%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.23%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (2.11%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (2.11%) Power BI
3 3 (2.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (2.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.41%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (1.41%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.70%) Big Data
5 1 (0.70%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.70%) DTS
5 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (0.70%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.70%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2019
5 1 (0.70%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 13 (9.15%) Jenkins
2 9 (6.34%) Selenium
3 7 (4.93%) Cucumber
3 7 (4.93%) Travis CI
4 6 (4.23%) Gatling
4 6 (4.23%) JIRA
5 3 (2.11%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (2.11%) Visual Studio
5 3 (2.11%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (1.41%) Git (software)
6 2 (1.41%) WebDriver
7 1 (0.70%) GitLab
7 1 (0.70%) JMeter
7 1 (0.70%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.70%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.70%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.70%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.70%) TestComplete
7 1 (0.70%) Visual Studio Coded UI
General
1 30 (21.13%) Public Sector
2 18 (12.68%) Finance
3 2 (1.41%) Back Office
3 2 (1.41%) Front Office
3 2 (1.41%) Legal
3 2 (1.41%) Publishing
3 2 (1.41%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 35 (24.65%) Analyst
2 12 (8.45%) IT Support
3 10 (7.04%) 2nd Line Support
3 10 (7.04%) Support Engineer
4 9 (6.34%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 9 (6.34%) Data Analyst
4 9 (6.34%) Support Analyst
4 9 (6.34%) Test Analyst
5 8 (5.63%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 8 (5.63%) Support Officer
6 7 (4.93%) Developer
6 7 (4.93%) IT Analyst
6 7 (4.93%) SCCM Specialist
7 6 (4.23%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
7 6 (4.23%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 6 (4.23%) Project Manager
7 6 (4.23%) Windows Engineer
8 5 (3.52%) IT Engineer
8 5 (3.52%) Lync Engineer
8 5 (3.52%) Unified Communications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (10.56%) .NET
2 7 (4.93%) J2EE
2 7 (4.93%) Servlets
3 6 (4.23%) XML
4 5 (3.52%) Software Packaging
5 3 (2.11%) AngularJS
6 2 (1.41%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.70%) .NET Core
7 1 (0.70%) ADSI
7 1 (0.70%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.70%) CSS
7 1 (0.70%) CSS3
7 1 (0.70%) Gherkin
7 1 (0.70%) HTML
7 1 (0.70%) LDAP
7 1 (0.70%) Node.js
7 1 (0.70%) SOAP
7 1 (0.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 17 (11.97%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (9.15%) Management Information System
3 5 (3.52%) Driving Licence
4 2 (1.41%) Clustering
4 2 (1.41%) NHS
4 2 (1.41%) Public Cloud
4 2 (1.41%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (0.70%) Cyber Defence
5 1 (0.70%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.70%) Fibre Optics
5 1 (0.70%) iPad
5 1 (0.70%) iPhone
5 1 (0.70%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.70%) Mobile Computing
5 1 (0.70%) Smartphone
5 1 (0.70%) Spread Betting
5 1 (0.70%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 47 (33.10%) Windows
2 17 (11.97%) Windows 10
3 13 (9.15%) Windows 7
4 9 (6.34%) Windows Server
5 8 (5.63%) Linux
6 7 (4.93%) Unix
7 6 (4.23%) Android
7 6 (4.23%) Apple iOS
8 5 (3.52%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (2.11%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (1.41%) DC/OS
10 2 (1.41%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.70%) VME
11 1 (0.70%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.70%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (26.76%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (15.49%) ITIL
2 22 (15.49%) Migration
3 21 (14.79%) Problem-Solving
4 18 (12.68%) Project Management
5 15 (10.56%) Incident Management
6 13 (9.15%) Open Source
6 13 (9.15%) Performance Management
7 12 (8.45%) Data Management
7 12 (8.45%) Software Delivery
7 12 (8.45%) Test Automation
8 11 (7.75%) Continuous Improvement
9 10 (7.04%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (5.63%) DevOps
11 7 (4.93%) Configuration Management
11 7 (4.93%) Test Scripting
12 6 (4.23%) Business Intelligence
12 6 (4.23%) Customer Requirements
13 5 (3.52%) Risk Management
13 5 (3.52%) Site Reliability Engineering
Programming Languages
1 17 (11.97%) SQL
2 8 (5.63%) Java
2 8 (5.63%) JavaScript
3 6 (4.23%) C#
4 5 (3.52%) C
5 3 (2.11%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.70%) COBOL
6 1 (0.70%) Perl
6 1 (0.70%) PHP
6 1 (0.70%) Python
6 1 (0.70%) Ruby
6 1 (0.70%) TypeScript
6 1 (0.70%) XPath
Qualifications
1 38 (26.76%) Security Cleared
2 26 (18.31%) SC Cleared
3 12 (8.45%) BPSS Clearance
4 10 (7.04%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (6.34%) ISEB
6 8 (5.63%) Degree
6 8 (5.63%) ISTQB
6 8 (5.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 6 (4.23%) CIMA
7 6 (4.23%) CIPFA
8 4 (2.82%) HND
8 4 (2.82%) MCSE
9 2 (1.41%) CCNP
9 2 (1.41%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (1.41%) CISM
10 1 (0.70%) CISSP
10 1 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.70%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.70%) PMP
10 1 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.63%) QA
2 3 (2.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.41%) GDPR
3 2 (1.41%) PMO
3 2 (1.41%) SLA
4 1 (0.70%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.70%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 19770
System Software
1 26 (18.31%) Active Directory
2 9 (6.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (4.93%) Xen
4 3 (2.11%) Docker
5 2 (1.41%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.70%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
Systems Management
1 30 (21.13%) SCCM
2 7 (4.93%) Puppet
3 3 (2.11%) AirWatch
3 3 (2.11%) Kubernetes
3 3 (2.11%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (1.41%) Ansible
4 2 (1.41%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (1.41%) SCOM
4 2 (1.41%) WSUS
5 1 (0.70%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.70%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.70%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.70%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.70%) Terraform
Vendors
1 14 (9.86%) Citrix
2 10 (7.04%) Oracle
3 9 (6.34%) Google
3 9 (6.34%) VMware
4 6 (4.23%) ServiceNow
5 4 (2.82%) Cisco
6 3 (2.11%) Symantec
7 2 (1.41%) Apple
7 2 (1.41%) Sonus
8 1 (0.70%) Adobe
8 1 (0.70%) BT
8 1 (0.70%) Openreach
8 1 (0.70%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.70%) Samsung
8 1 (0.70%) Snow