Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 8 7 5
Rank change year-on-year -1 -2 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 158 175 544
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 12.96% 14.40% 20.70%
As % of the Vendors category 27.72% 28.55% 36.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 107 346
North East median daily rate £300 £335 £284
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.45% +17.97% -5.34%
10th Percentile £181 £200 £205
90th Percentile £525 £518 £388
England median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 32 82
North East median hourly rate £15.50 £33.25 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -53.40% +20.91% +111.54%
10th Percentile £10.83 £10.00 £11.88
90th Percentile £27.50 £47.42 £36.00
England median hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year +3.23% -3.13% +1.46%

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 570 613 1,506
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 46.76% 50.45% 57.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 380 383 953
North East median daily rate £365 £350 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.29% +12.90% -4.62%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £209
90th Percentile £542 £531 £475
England median daily rate £450 £440 £420
% change year-on-year +2.27% +4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 40 117
North East median hourly rate £15.60 £31.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -49.68% +10.71% +86.67%
10th Percentile £11.35 £9.95 £13.60
90th Percentile £32.20 £47.53 £36.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year +2.94% -1.45% -1.43%

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 21 August 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
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 21 August 2018.

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 21 August 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 -1 124 £296 -15.36% 49
Durham -10 26 £390 +14.71% 15
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 72 (45.57%) Windows
2 69 (43.67%) SQL Server
3 55 (34.81%) SQL
4 53 (33.54%) Active Directory
5 52 (32.91%) Security Cleared
6 47 (29.75%) C#
6 47 (29.75%) .NET
6 47 (29.75%) Windows Server
7 43 (27.22%) Citrix
8 41 (25.95%) ASP.NET
8 41 (25.95%) DHCP
8 41 (25.95%) DNS
8 41 (25.95%) Agile Software Development
9 40 (25.32%) SC Cleared
10 34 (21.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 33 (20.89%) MVC
11 33 (20.89%) Windows Server 2003
12 31 (19.62%) VMware
12 31 (19.62%) Degree
12 31 (19.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 30 (18.99%) Windows Server 2008
14 29 (18.35%) JavaScript
15 27 (17.09%) T-SQL
15 27 (17.09%) ITIL
16 26 (16.46%) TDD
16 26 (16.46%) Scrum
17 25 (15.82%) CSS
18 23 (14.56%) Microsoft Certification
18 23 (14.56%) ASP.NET MVC
19 21 (13.29%) Apple iOS

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 16 (10.13%) MS Exchange
2 9 (5.70%) OpenStack
3 4 (2.53%) Apache
3 4 (2.53%) nginx
3 4 (2.53%) SharePoint
3 4 (2.53%) Tomcat
4 3 (1.90%) IIS
4 3 (1.90%) Jetty
4 3 (1.90%) Mongrel
4 3 (1.90%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.27%) Confluence
5 2 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.63%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (0.63%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 18 (11.39%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (3.16%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.27%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.63%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.63%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 18 (11.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (4.43%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (4.43%) Office 365
3 5 (3.16%) iPaaS
4 4 (2.53%) PaaS
5 3 (1.90%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (1.90%) Azure Functions
5 3 (1.90%) Google App Engine
5 3 (1.90%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (1.90%) SaaS
5 3 (1.90%) Serverless
6 2 (1.27%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (1.27%) G Suite
7 1 (0.63%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.63%) DigitalOcean
7 1 (0.63%) GitHub
7 1 (0.63%) IaaS
7 1 (0.63%) Linode
7 1 (0.63%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.63%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 41 (25.95%) DHCP
1 41 (25.95%) DNS
2 14 (8.86%) Wi-Fi
3 13 (8.23%) Firewall
4 11 (6.96%) 3G
5 8 (5.06%) NetScaler
5 8 (5.06%) TCP/IP
6 6 (3.80%) HTTP
6 6 (3.80%) WAN
7 5 (3.16%) SAN
7 5 (3.16%) VPN
8 4 (2.53%) BGP
8 4 (2.53%) IP Telephony
8 4 (2.53%) Network Security
8 4 (2.53%) OSPF
8 4 (2.53%) Remote Desktop
8 4 (2.53%) Unified Communications
9 3 (1.90%) IPsec
9 3 (1.90%) iSCSI
9 3 (1.90%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (43.67%) SQL Server
2 34 (21.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 31 (19.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 9 (5.70%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (2.53%) MySQL
5 4 (2.53%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (1.90%) Azure SQL Database
6 3 (1.90%) MongoDB
6 3 (1.90%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (1.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (1.27%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.27%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (1.27%) SQL Server 2016
8 1 (0.63%) Big Data
8 1 (0.63%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.63%) DataStage
8 1 (0.63%) IBM InfoSphere
8 1 (0.63%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 15 (9.49%) SpecFlow
2 9 (5.70%) MSTest
3 6 (3.80%) JIRA
4 5 (3.16%) NCrunch
4 5 (3.16%) NUnit
5 4 (2.53%) Jasmine
5 4 (2.53%) Jenkins
5 4 (2.53%) Karma Test Runner
5 4 (2.53%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (2.53%) Visual Studio Team System
6 3 (1.90%) Travis CI
7 2 (1.27%) Git (software)
8 1 (0.63%) GitLab
8 1 (0.63%) Maven
8 1 (0.63%) Subversion
8 1 (0.63%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.63%) Visual Studio
General
1 15 (9.49%) Finance
2 11 (6.96%) Banking
3 5 (3.16%) Retail Banking
4 3 (1.90%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.27%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.63%) Advertising
6 1 (0.63%) Legal
6 1 (0.63%) Military
6 1 (0.63%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.63%) Retail
Job Titles
1 50 (31.65%) Developer
2 26 (16.46%) C# Developer
3 17 (10.76%) .NET Developer
4 16 (10.13%) Analyst
5 15 (9.49%) 2nd Line Support
6 13 (8.23%) Support Engineer
7 11 (6.96%) Mobility Engineer
8 10 (6.33%) ASP.NET Developer
8 10 (6.33%) C# .NET Developer
8 10 (6.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 9 (5.70%) Citrix Engineer
10 7 (4.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 7 (4.43%) SQL Developer
11 6 (3.80%) IT Engineer
11 6 (3.80%) Service Analyst
11 6 (3.80%) Service Desk Analyst
11 6 (3.80%) Support Analyst
12 5 (3.16%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 5 (3.16%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 5 (3.16%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (29.75%) .NET
2 41 (25.95%) ASP.NET
3 25 (15.82%) CSS
4 23 (14.56%) ASP.NET MVC
5 21 (13.29%) HTML
6 13 (8.23%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 12 (7.59%) HTML5
8 9 (5.70%) .NET Framework
8 9 (5.70%) AngularJS
9 8 (5.06%) ASP.NET Web API
9 8 (5.06%) CSS3
9 8 (5.06%) XML
10 7 (4.43%) ASP.NET Core
10 7 (4.43%) OAuth
10 7 (4.43%) XML Schema
11 5 (3.16%) jQuery
11 5 (3.16%) LINQ
12 4 (2.53%) Entity Framework
12 4 (2.53%) J2EE
12 4 (2.53%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 21 (13.29%) PKI
2 17 (10.76%) Computer Science
3 14 (8.86%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (6.96%) Data Centre
4 11 (6.96%) Fat Client
4 11 (6.96%) Thin Client
5 8 (5.06%) Management Information System
6 7 (4.43%) N-Tier
7 6 (3.80%) Clustering
7 6 (3.80%) User Experience
8 4 (2.53%) Reinsurance
8 4 (2.53%) Smartphone
9 3 (1.90%) Greenfield Project
9 3 (1.90%) Self-Motivation
9 3 (1.90%) Virtual Team
10 2 (1.27%) Public Cloud
11 1 (0.63%) Algorithms
11 1 (0.63%) Data Structures
11 1 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.63%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 72 (45.57%) Windows
2 47 (29.75%) Windows Server
3 33 (20.89%) Windows Server 2003
4 30 (18.99%) Windows Server 2008
5 21 (13.29%) Android
5 21 (13.29%) Apple iOS
6 17 (10.76%) Linux
7 16 (10.13%) Windows 10
7 16 (10.13%) Windows Phone
7 16 (10.13%) Windows Phone 8
8 13 (8.23%) Windows 7
9 12 (7.59%) Windows 8
10 4 (2.53%) Windows 2000
11 3 (1.90%) Mac OS
11 3 (1.90%) Mac OS X
11 3 (1.90%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (1.90%) Windows XP
12 2 (1.27%) DC/OS
12 2 (1.27%) Mesosphere
12 2 (1.27%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (25.95%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (20.89%) MVC
3 27 (17.09%) ITIL
4 26 (16.46%) Scrum
4 26 (16.46%) TDD
5 18 (11.39%) Problem-Solving
6 17 (10.76%) BDD
7 15 (9.49%) Incident Management
8 14 (8.86%) Content Management
9 13 (8.23%) Software Delivery
10 11 (6.96%) Analytics
10 11 (6.96%) Open Source
10 11 (6.96%) Project Management
11 10 (6.33%) Continuous Integration
11 10 (6.33%) ITSM
12 9 (5.70%) Business Intelligence
12 9 (5.70%) SDLC
13 8 (5.06%) API Development
13 8 (5.06%) OO
13 8 (5.06%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 55 (34.81%) SQL
2 47 (29.75%) C#
3 29 (18.35%) JavaScript
4 27 (17.09%) T-SQL
5 16 (10.13%) PowerShell
6 5 (3.16%) Java
7 3 (1.90%) Python
8 2 (1.27%) Ruby
8 2 (1.27%) TypeScript
8 2 (1.27%) VB
9 1 (0.63%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.63%) C
9 1 (0.63%) C++
9 1 (0.63%) Jython
9 1 (0.63%) Perl
9 1 (0.63%) PHP
9 1 (0.63%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.63%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.63%) VB6
Qualifications
1 52 (32.91%) Security Cleared
2 40 (25.32%) SC Cleared
3 31 (19.62%) Degree
4 23 (14.56%) Microsoft Certification
5 20 (12.66%) BPSS Clearance
6 16 (10.13%) Computer Science Degree
7 9 (5.70%) Citrix Certification
8 7 (4.43%) DV Cleared
9 6 (3.80%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (3.16%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 4 (2.53%) CCDP
11 4 (2.53%) CCIE
11 4 (2.53%) CCNP
11 4 (2.53%) Chartered Engineer
11 4 (2.53%) CISM
11 4 (2.53%) CISSP
12 3 (1.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 2 (1.27%) CCNA
13 2 (1.27%) MCSA
13 2 (1.27%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (10.13%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (2.53%) QA
3 3 (1.90%) PMO
System Software
1 53 (33.54%) Active Directory
2 21 (13.29%) XenApp
3 19 (12.03%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (6.96%) Microsoft App-V
5 10 (6.33%) XenDesktop
5 10 (6.33%) XenServer
6 7 (4.43%) Hyper-V
7 5 (3.16%) vSphere
8 4 (2.53%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (2.53%) Xen
9 3 (1.90%) BitLocker
9 3 (1.90%) Docker
10 1 (0.63%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.63%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 16 (10.13%) AirWatch
1 16 (10.13%) SAP Afaria
1 16 (10.13%) SCCM
1 16 (10.13%) XenMobile
2 14 (8.86%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 7 (4.43%) Microsoft Clustering
4 5 (3.16%) Ansible
4 5 (3.16%) McAfee ePO
4 5 (3.16%) Puppet
4 5 (3.16%) Terraform
5 4 (2.53%) vCenter Server
6 3 (1.90%) HP Operations Orchestration
7 2 (1.27%) Docker Swarm
7 2 (1.27%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (1.27%) PowerCLI
8 1 (0.63%) Failover Clustering
8 1 (0.63%) HAProxy
8 1 (0.63%) OpenNMS
8 1 (0.63%) vRealize
8 1 (0.63%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 43 (27.22%) Citrix
2 31 (19.62%) VMware
3 19 (12.03%) Apple
3 19 (12.03%) Ivanti
4 18 (11.39%) McAfee
5 17 (10.76%) SAP
6 12 (7.59%) ThinPrint
7 9 (5.70%) Cisco
7 9 (5.70%) Google
7 9 (5.70%) HP
8 4 (2.53%) Symantec
9 3 (1.90%) CheckPoint
9 3 (1.90%) Oracle
10 2 (1.27%) Dell
10 2 (1.27%) Meraki
10 2 (1.27%) ServiceNow
11 1 (0.63%) Nimble Storage
11 1 (0.63%) SaltStack
11 1 (0.63%) SonicWALL
11 1 (0.63%) WorldPay