Period
to 23 October 2018

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 23 October 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
England > North East
6 months to
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 15 7 5
Rank change year-on-year -8 -2 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 129 187 666
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 10.63% 15.17% 23.03%
As % of the Vendors category 26.17% 31.43% 40.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 118 478
North East median daily rate £350 £345 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.45% +7.81% -5.19%
10th Percentile £168 £200 £205
90th Percentile £533 £520 £480
England median daily rate £415 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 31 93
North East median hourly rate £13.00 £32.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -59.38% +18.52% +96.94%
10th Percentile £10.75 £9.25 £10.24
90th Percentile £17.90 £47.50 £36.00
England median hourly rate £15.75 £15.50 £16.15
% change year-on-year +1.61% -4.02% +4.19%

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 493 595 1,662
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 40.64% 48.26% 57.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 307 379 1,099
North East median daily rate £400 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +7.69% -7.14%
10th Percentile £250 £237 £212
90th Percentile £559 £530 £488
England median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 37 126
North East median hourly rate £14.00 £21.50 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.88% -23.21% +57.57%
10th Percentile £10.75 £9.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £21.50 £47.00 £36.50
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.49 £17.00
% change year-on-year +0.06% +2.88% -2.86%

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 23 October 2018.

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
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 23 October 2018. 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 -11 99 £350 -3.31% 82
Durham -13 25 £470 +38.24% 31
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 North East region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 59 (45.74%) SQL Server
2 50 (38.76%) Windows
3 44 (34.11%) Active Directory
4 43 (33.33%) SQL
5 33 (25.58%) Security Cleared
6 30 (23.26%) Windows Server
7 29 (22.48%) C#
7 29 (22.48%) .NET
8 28 (21.71%) SC Cleared
9 27 (20.93%) JavaScript
10 26 (20.16%) ASP.NET
11 24 (18.60%) Microsoft Azure
12 23 (17.83%) Agile Software Development
12 23 (17.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 22 (17.05%) Windows Server 2008
14 21 (16.28%) Windows Server 2003
15 20 (15.50%) ITIL
15 20 (15.50%) MVC
16 19 (14.73%) CSS
17 18 (13.95%) Problem-Solving
18 17 (13.18%) VMware Infrastructure
18 17 (13.18%) Microsoft Office
18 17 (13.18%) VMware
18 17 (13.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 16 (12.40%) T-SQL
19 16 (12.40%) SCCM
20 15 (11.63%) HTML
20 15 (11.63%) MS Exchange
20 15 (11.63%) ITSM
20 15 (11.63%) TDD

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 15 (11.63%) MS Exchange
2 6 (4.65%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.33%) Confluence
4 2 (1.55%) Apache
4 2 (1.55%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (1.55%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.78%) IIS
5 1 (0.78%) Jetty
5 1 (0.78%) Mongrel
5 1 (0.78%) nginx
5 1 (0.78%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (0.78%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.78%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.78%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.78%) WebSphere
Applications
1 17 (13.18%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (4.65%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (3.88%) MS Visio
4 3 (2.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (2.33%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (1.55%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 1 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 24 (18.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (5.43%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (3.88%) PaaS
3 5 (3.88%) SaaS
4 4 (3.10%) IaaS
4 4 (3.10%) iPaaS
4 4 (3.10%) Office 365
5 3 (2.33%) Azure Functions
5 3 (2.33%) Dynamics 365
5 3 (2.33%) G Suite
5 3 (2.33%) Serverless
6 2 (1.55%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.78%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.78%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.78%) DigitalOcean
7 1 (0.78%) GitHub
7 1 (0.78%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.78%) Google App Engine
7 1 (0.78%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.78%) Linode
Communications & Networking
1 14 (10.85%) DNS
2 13 (10.08%) Firewall
3 12 (9.30%) DHCP
4 7 (5.43%) HTTP
4 7 (5.43%) Wi-Fi
5 6 (4.65%) HTTPS
5 6 (4.65%) iSCSI
5 6 (4.65%) NAS
5 6 (4.65%) SAN
6 5 (3.88%) LAN
7 4 (3.10%) 3G
8 3 (2.33%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (2.33%) Internet
8 3 (2.33%) Remote Desktop
8 3 (2.33%) WAN
9 2 (1.55%) Network Security
9 2 (1.55%) Skype
9 2 (1.55%) TCP/IP
9 2 (1.55%) VoIP
9 2 (1.55%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (45.74%) SQL Server
2 23 (17.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 17 (13.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 11 (8.53%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (3.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (2.33%) Azure SQL Database
6 3 (2.33%) MySQL
7 2 (1.55%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.55%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.55%) SQL Server 2016
8 1 (0.78%) Big Data
8 1 (0.78%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.78%) DataStage
8 1 (0.78%) IBM InfoSphere
8 1 (0.78%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.78%) Power BI
8 1 (0.78%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 9 (6.98%) MSTest
2 8 (6.20%) GitLab
2 8 (6.20%) JIRA
3 5 (3.88%) NCrunch
3 5 (3.88%) NUnit
4 4 (3.10%) Artifactory
4 4 (3.10%) Git (software)
4 4 (3.10%) Jasmine
4 4 (3.10%) Jenkins
4 4 (3.10%) Karma Test Runner
4 4 (3.10%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (3.10%) Visual Studio Team System
5 3 (2.33%) SpecFlow
6 2 (1.55%) Protractor
6 2 (1.55%) Subversion
7 1 (0.78%) Bower
7 1 (0.78%) Grunt
7 1 (0.78%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.78%) Travis CI
7 1 (0.78%) Vagrant
General
1 5 (3.88%) Finance
2 3 (2.33%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.55%) Banking
3 2 (1.55%) Military
3 2 (1.55%) Retail
3 2 (1.55%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.78%) Advertising
4 1 (0.78%) Multimedia
4 1 (0.78%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 35 (27.13%) Developer
2 13 (10.08%) Analyst
3 11 (8.53%) .NET Developer
4 10 (7.75%) 2nd Line Support
4 10 (7.75%) C# Developer
5 7 (5.43%) Administrator
5 7 (5.43%) SQL Developer
6 6 (4.65%) Support Analyst
7 5 (3.88%) ASP.NET Developer
7 5 (3.88%) Automation Engineer
7 5 (3.88%) C# .NET Developer
7 5 (3.88%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 5 (3.88%) Deployment Engineer
7 5 (3.88%) Desktop Support
7 5 (3.88%) Full Stack Developer
7 5 (3.88%) IT Engineer
7 5 (3.88%) Support Engineer
7 5 (3.88%) Systems Administrator
7 5 (3.88%) Windows Administrator
8 4 (3.10%) .NET Web Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (22.48%) .NET
2 26 (20.16%) ASP.NET
3 19 (14.73%) CSS
4 15 (11.63%) HTML
5 13 (10.08%) ASP.NET MVC
6 10 (7.75%) .NET Framework
6 10 (7.75%) AngularJS
6 10 (7.75%) HTML5
7 9 (6.98%) CSS3
7 9 (6.98%) Web Services
8 8 (6.20%) ASP.NET Web API
8 8 (6.20%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 8 (6.20%) XML
9 7 (5.43%) ASP.NET Core
9 7 (5.43%) OAuth
9 7 (5.43%) XML Schema
10 6 (4.65%) Middleware
11 5 (3.88%) jQuery
11 5 (3.88%) LINQ
12 4 (3.10%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.75%) Clustering
2 8 (6.20%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (6.20%) Management Information System
2 8 (6.20%) User Experience
3 7 (5.43%) N-Tier
4 6 (4.65%) PKI
5 5 (3.88%) Smartphone
6 4 (3.10%) Computer Science
6 4 (3.10%) Fat Client
6 4 (3.10%) Greenfield Project
6 4 (3.10%) Reinsurance
6 4 (3.10%) Thin Client
7 3 (2.33%) Data Centre
7 3 (2.33%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.78%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.78%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.78%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.78%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.78%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 50 (38.76%) Windows
2 30 (23.26%) Windows Server
3 22 (17.05%) Windows Server 2008
4 21 (16.28%) Windows Server 2003
5 13 (10.08%) Windows 7
5 13 (10.08%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (9.30%) Android
6 12 (9.30%) Apple iOS
6 12 (9.30%) Windows 10
7 10 (7.75%) Linux
8 6 (4.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (4.65%) Windows Phone
8 6 (4.65%) Windows Phone 8
8 6 (4.65%) Windows XP
9 4 (3.10%) Windows 8
10 3 (2.33%) DC/OS
10 3 (2.33%) Mac OS
10 3 (2.33%) Mac OS X
11 2 (1.55%) Mesosphere
11 2 (1.55%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (17.83%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (15.50%) ITIL
2 20 (15.50%) MVC
3 18 (13.95%) Problem-Solving
4 15 (11.63%) ITSM
4 15 (11.63%) TDD
5 13 (10.08%) Scrum
5 13 (10.08%) Time Management
6 11 (8.53%) OO
6 11 (8.53%) Service Management
7 10 (7.75%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (6.98%) Business Intelligence
8 9 (6.98%) Disaster Recovery
8 9 (6.98%) Open Source
9 8 (6.20%) DevOps
9 8 (6.20%) Migration
9 8 (6.20%) Project Management
9 8 (6.20%) SDLC
9 8 (6.20%) Test Automation
10 7 (5.43%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 43 (33.33%) SQL
2 29 (22.48%) C#
3 27 (20.93%) JavaScript
4 16 (12.40%) T-SQL
5 7 (5.43%) Shell Script
6 5 (3.88%) Bash Shell
7 4 (3.10%) PowerShell
7 4 (3.10%) Python
8 3 (2.33%) Java
8 3 (2.33%) Perl
9 2 (1.55%) C
9 2 (1.55%) VB
10 1 (0.78%) C++
10 1 (0.78%) Jython
10 1 (0.78%) PHP
10 1 (0.78%) Ruby
10 1 (0.78%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.78%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.78%) VB6
Qualifications
1 33 (25.58%) Security Cleared
2 28 (21.71%) SC Cleared
3 9 (6.98%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (6.20%) Degree
5 7 (5.43%) BPSS Clearance
5 7 (5.43%) DV Cleared
6 4 (3.10%) Citrix Certification
7 3 (2.33%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (2.33%) MCSA
7 3 (2.33%) MCSE
8 2 (1.55%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.55%) DBS Check
8 2 (1.55%) MCP
8 2 (1.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.78%) A+ Certification
9 1 (0.78%) CCIE
9 1 (0.78%) Chartered Engineer
9 1 (0.78%) CISM
9 1 (0.78%) CISSP
9 1 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.10%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.55%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 2 (1.55%) PMO
2 2 (1.55%) QA
3 1 (0.78%) WCAG
System Software
1 44 (34.11%) Active Directory
2 17 (13.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (7.75%) XenApp
4 6 (4.65%) Oracle RAC
4 6 (4.65%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (4.65%) XenDesktop
5 5 (3.88%) Docker
6 4 (3.10%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (2.33%) Hyper-V
8 2 (1.55%) Xen
9 1 (0.78%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.78%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.78%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.78%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 16 (12.40%) SCCM
2 13 (10.08%) Microsoft Clustering
3 9 (6.98%) Puppet
3 9 (6.98%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 7 (5.43%) vCenter Server
5 6 (4.65%) AirWatch
5 6 (4.65%) HP Operations Orchestration
5 6 (4.65%) SAP Afaria
5 6 (4.65%) SCOM
5 6 (4.65%) Terraform
5 6 (4.65%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 6 (4.65%) XenMobile
6 5 (3.88%) vMotion
7 4 (3.10%) Ansible
8 3 (2.33%) Failover Clustering
8 3 (2.33%) Kubernetes
8 3 (2.33%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (1.55%) Docker Swarm
10 1 (0.78%) OpenNMS
10 1 (0.78%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 17 (13.18%) VMware
2 13 (10.08%) Apple
2 13 (10.08%) HP
3 12 (9.30%) Citrix
4 8 (6.20%) Google
4 8 (6.20%) Oracle
5 6 (4.65%) 3PAR
5 6 (4.65%) BMC
5 6 (4.65%) McAfee
5 6 (4.65%) SAP
6 5 (3.88%) Cisco
6 5 (3.88%) EMC
6 5 (3.88%) Red Hat
7 4 (3.10%) Ivanti
7 4 (3.10%) ThinPrint
8 3 (2.33%) ServiceNow
9 2 (1.55%) BT
10 1 (0.78%) CheckPoint
10 1 (0.78%) IBM
10 1 (0.78%) Meraki