Period
to 6 August 2020

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 6 August 2020 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
6 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 11 4 8
Rank change year-on-year -7 +4 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 39 134 171
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the North East 11.68% 13.31% 13.39%
As % of the Vendors category 30.71% 34.81% 29.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 65 124
Median daily rate £375 £325 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% +12.07% -14.71%
10th Percentile £148 £150 £157
90th Percentile £530 £500 £509
England median daily rate £440 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +3.53% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 35 14
Median hourly rate £18.75 £15.76 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.97% +1.71% -50.02%
10th Percentile £12.72 £11.50 £10.83
90th Percentile £41.25 £24.61 £27.50
England median hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +12.50% - +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 127 385 579
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 38.02% 38.23% 45.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 236 387
Median daily rate £425 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £182 £183 £230
90th Percentile £561 £550 £538
England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 39 18
Median hourly rate £35.00 £15.76 £15.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +122.08% +0.38% -43.93%
10th Percentile £14.94 £11.09 £11.35
90th Percentile £43.75 £24.22 £32.20
Median hourly rate £22.55 £19.03 £18.00
% change year-on-year +18.47% +5.72% +6.38%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

Job postings citing Microsoft as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Microsoft in the North East.

Daily rate trend for Microsoft in the North East

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Microsoft in the North East over the 6 months to 6 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Microsoft in the North East

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Microsoft in the North East.

Hourly rate trend for Microsoft in the North East

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North East

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Microsoft in the North East over the 6 months to 6 August 2020.

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 6 August 2020. 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 -9 28 £350 +16.67% 29
Durham +1 10 £376 +15.58% 7
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 6 August 2020, 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 15 (38.46%) Azure
2 12 (30.77%) Active Directory
3 11 (28.21%) Windows
4 9 (23.08%) Public Sector
5 8 (20.51%) AWS
5 8 (20.51%) DevOps
5 8 (20.51%) SQL Server
5 8 (20.51%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (17.95%) Information Security
6 7 (17.95%) Migration
6 7 (17.95%) VMware
6 7 (17.95%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (17.95%) SharePoint
7 6 (15.38%) .NET
7 6 (15.38%) Unit Testing
7 6 (15.38%) Microservices
7 6 (15.38%) React
7 6 (15.38%) Continuous Delivery
7 6 (15.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 5 (12.82%) Self-Motivation
8 5 (12.82%) SOLID
8 5 (12.82%) GCP
8 5 (12.82%) Office 365
8 5 (12.82%) Domain-Driven Design
8 5 (12.82%) VMware Infrastructure
8 5 (12.82%) BDD
8 5 (12.82%) NoSQL
8 5 (12.82%) TDD
8 5 (12.82%) Integration Testing
8 5 (12.82%) Performance Testing

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 7 (17.95%) SharePoint
2 2 (5.13%) CMS
2 2 (5.13%) EPiServer
2 2 (5.13%) Sitecore CMS
2 2 (5.13%) Umbraco
3 1 (2.56%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.56%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (2.56%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (12.82%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (7.69%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (5.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (2.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (38.46%) Azure
2 8 (20.51%) AWS
3 5 (12.82%) GCP
3 5 (12.82%) Office 365
4 3 (7.69%) OpenShift
5 1 (2.56%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (2.56%) G Suite
5 1 (2.56%) IaaS
5 1 (2.56%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.26%) LAN
1 4 (10.26%) Reverse Proxy
2 3 (7.69%) TCP/IP
3 2 (5.13%) DHCP
3 2 (5.13%) DNS
3 2 (5.13%) Ethernet
3 2 (5.13%) Remote Desktop
3 2 (5.13%) WebEx
4 1 (2.56%) Firewall
4 1 (2.56%) Internet
4 1 (2.56%) IP Telephony
4 1 (2.56%) Network Security
4 1 (2.56%) Skype
4 1 (2.56%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (20.51%) SQL Server
2 5 (12.82%) NoSQL
3 2 (5.13%) DTS
3 2 (5.13%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (5.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.56%) GIS
4 1 (2.56%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.56%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 4 (10.26%) gulp
1 4 (10.26%) Mocha
1 4 (10.26%) webpack
2 1 (2.56%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.56%) JIRA
2 1 (2.56%) Selenium
General
1 9 (23.08%) Public Sector
2 1 (2.56%) Finance
2 1 (2.56%) German Language
2 1 (2.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (25.64%) Developer
2 6 (15.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (12.82%) Analyst
3 5 (12.82%) Full Stack Developer
3 5 (12.82%) Java Developer
4 4 (10.26%) IT Engineer
4 4 (10.26%) IT Support
5 3 (7.69%) Desktop Support
5 3 (7.69%) Support Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) .NET Developer
6 2 (5.13%) Architect
6 2 (5.13%) EPiServer Developer
6 2 (5.13%) EPiServer Specialist
6 2 (5.13%) Identity and Access Management Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) Identity Management Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) IT Support Engineer
7 1 (2.56%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (2.56%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (2.56%) Healthcare Manager
7 1 (2.56%) Support Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.38%) .NET
1 6 (15.38%) React
2 4 (10.26%) AngularJS
2 4 (10.26%) CSS
2 4 (10.26%) HTML
2 4 (10.26%) Jest
2 4 (10.26%) Node.js
2 4 (10.26%) REST
2 4 (10.26%) SOAP
2 4 (10.26%) Spring
2 4 (10.26%) Vue.js
3 3 (7.69%) .NET Framework
4 2 (5.13%) JSON
5 1 (2.56%) GraphQL
5 1 (2.56%) Hibernate
5 1 (2.56%) LDAP
5 1 (2.56%) MobX
5 1 (2.56%) Redux
5 1 (2.56%) RESTful
5 1 (2.56%) Vert.x
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.82%) Self-Motivation
2 4 (10.26%) Management Information System
3 3 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (7.69%) Data Centre
3 3 (7.69%) iPad
4 2 (5.13%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (2.56%) Driving Licence
5 1 (2.56%) NHS
5 1 (2.56%) Replication
5 1 (2.56%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 11 (28.21%) Windows
2 4 (10.26%) Linux
2 4 (10.26%) Windows Server
3 3 (7.69%) Windows 7
4 2 (5.13%) Windows 10
4 2 (5.13%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.56%) Mac OS
5 1 (2.56%) Unix
5 1 (2.56%) Windows 2000
5 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2016
5 1 (2.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (20.51%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (20.51%) DevOps
2 7 (17.95%) Continuous Integration
2 7 (17.95%) Information Security
2 7 (17.95%) Migration
3 6 (15.38%) Continuous Delivery
3 6 (15.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 6 (15.38%) Microservices
3 6 (15.38%) Unit Testing
4 5 (12.82%) BDD
4 5 (12.82%) Domain-Driven Design
4 5 (12.82%) Integration Testing
4 5 (12.82%) Performance Testing
4 5 (12.82%) Software Engineering
4 5 (12.82%) SOLID
4 5 (12.82%) TDD
5 4 (10.26%) CQRS
5 4 (10.26%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
5 4 (10.26%) Identity Access Management
5 4 (10.26%) Privileged Access Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (12.82%) Java
2 4 (10.26%) ES6
2 4 (10.26%) JavaScript
2 4 (10.26%) SQL
2 4 (10.26%) TypeScript
3 3 (7.69%) C#
4 1 (2.56%) PHP
4 1 (2.56%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.56%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.56%) VB.NET
4 1 (2.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (10.26%) SC Cleared
1 4 (10.26%) Security Cleared
2 3 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (5.13%) A+ Certification
3 2 (5.13%) Degree
3 2 (5.13%) MCSD
4 1 (2.56%) ECDL
4 1 (2.56%) MCSA
4 1 (2.56%) OCP
4 1 (2.56%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.56%) QA
1 1 (2.56%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (30.77%) Active Directory
2 5 (12.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (10.26%) Docker
4 1 (2.56%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (2.56%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (2.56%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (2.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (10.26%) Kubernetes
1 4 (10.26%) Single Sign-On
2 2 (5.13%) SCCM
2 2 (5.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (2.56%) Ansible
3 1 (2.56%) Data Guard
3 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (2.56%) Terraform
3 1 (2.56%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 7 (17.95%) VMware
2 5 (12.82%) Google
3 3 (7.69%) Citrix
4 2 (5.13%) Bomgar
4 2 (5.13%) Cisco
4 2 (5.13%) Sitecore
5 1 (2.56%) HP
5 1 (2.56%) Juniper
5 1 (2.56%) Meraki
5 1 (2.56%) Mitel
5 1 (2.56%) Oracle