Period
to 19 June 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 19 June 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
19 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 6 4 6
Rank change year-on-year -2 +2 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 192 207 406
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 14.88% 15.74% 17.11%
As % of the Vendors category 31.22% 32.24% 32.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 143 274
North East median daily rate £300 £350 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.29% +22.81% -5.00%
10th Percentile £160 £250 £206
90th Percentile £538 £536 £434
England median daily rate £405 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +1.25% +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 34 41
North East median hourly rate £14.75 £32.25 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -54.26% +17.27% +111.54%
10th Percentile £10.29 £9.08 £10.05
90th Percentile £29.88 £42.70 £36.00
England median hourly rate £15.86 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year +5.73% -3.23% -1.71%

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 615 642 1,241
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 47.67% 48.82% 52.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 426 405 801
North East median daily rate £350 £360 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.78% +12.50% -2.01%
10th Percentile £250 £256 £224
90th Percentile £519 £538 £505
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 44 71
North East median hourly rate £15.20 £28.75 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -47.13% +2.68% +115.38%
10th Percentile £10.70 £9.69 £11.75
90th Percentile £33.40 £42.70 £36.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £18.00
% change year-on-year +0.32% -3.08% +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 19 June 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 19 June 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 19 June 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 -2 158 £290 -20.55% 39
Durham -6 24 £413 +21.32% 11
Northumberland - 1 - -
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 19 June 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 94 (48.96%) Windows
2 72 (37.50%) Security Cleared
3 61 (31.77%) Active Directory
4 57 (29.69%) SQL Server
5 56 (29.17%) SC Cleared
5 56 (29.17%) Windows Server
6 51 (26.56%) Citrix
7 48 (25.00%) ITIL
8 47 (24.48%) SQL
8 47 (24.48%) DHCP
8 47 (24.48%) DNS
9 45 (23.44%) Agile Software Development
10 43 (22.40%) Windows Server 2008
11 42 (21.88%) .NET
12 38 (19.79%) Microsoft Office
13 37 (19.27%) C#
14 36 (18.75%) Windows Server 2003
14 36 (18.75%) VMware
14 36 (18.75%) Degree
15 32 (16.67%) ASP.NET
16 27 (14.06%) Microsoft Certification
16 27 (14.06%) Project Management
17 26 (13.54%) MVC
17 26 (13.54%) XenApp
18 25 (13.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 25 (13.02%) Linux
19 24 (12.50%) SAP
19 24 (12.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
19 24 (12.50%) PKI
19 24 (12.50%) Scrum

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 18 (9.38%) MS Exchange
2 13 (6.77%) SharePoint
3 9 (4.69%) OpenStack
4 5 (2.60%) Apache
4 5 (2.60%) IIS
4 5 (2.60%) nginx
4 5 (2.60%) Tomcat
5 4 (2.08%) Jetty
5 4 (2.08%) Mongrel
5 4 (2.08%) SharePoint 2010
5 4 (2.08%) WebSphere
6 3 (1.56%) K2 blackpearl
6 3 (1.56%) Skype for Business
7 2 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.52%) Confluence
8 1 (0.52%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (0.52%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 38 (19.79%) Microsoft Office
2 23 (11.98%) Microsoft Excel
3 16 (8.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (5.21%) MS Visio
5 9 (4.69%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.52%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 3 (1.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.04%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.04%) Maximo
3 1 (0.52%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.52%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.52%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.52%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.52%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.52%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 15 (7.81%) Office 365
2 8 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (2.60%) PaaS
4 5 (2.60%) SaaS
5 4 (2.08%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (2.08%) Google App Engine
5 4 (2.08%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (1.04%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (1.04%) G Suite
6 2 (1.04%) IaaS
7 1 (0.52%) DigitalOcean
7 1 (0.52%) FinancialForce
7 1 (0.52%) GitHub
7 1 (0.52%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.52%) iPaaS
7 1 (0.52%) Linode
7 1 (0.52%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.52%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 47 (24.48%) DHCP
1 47 (24.48%) DNS
2 13 (6.77%) Wi-Fi
3 11 (5.73%) 3G
3 11 (5.73%) Firewall
4 9 (4.69%) TCP/IP
5 8 (4.17%) NetScaler
5 8 (4.17%) VPN
6 7 (3.65%) Remote Desktop
7 6 (3.13%) SAN
7 6 (3.13%) WAN
8 5 (2.60%) HTTP
8 5 (2.60%) Unified Communications
9 4 (2.08%) BGP
9 4 (2.08%) FTP
9 4 (2.08%) IPsec
9 4 (2.08%) Network Security
9 4 (2.08%) OSPF
9 4 (2.08%) Skype
9 4 (2.08%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (29.69%) SQL Server
2 25 (13.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 20 (10.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (2.60%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (2.08%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 4 (2.08%) Power BI
5 4 (2.08%) SAP HANA
5 4 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (2.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (1.04%) MySQL
6 2 (1.04%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (1.04%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.52%) DataStage
7 1 (0.52%) IBM InfoSphere
7 1 (0.52%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.52%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.52%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 15 (7.81%) SpecFlow
2 5 (2.60%) Jenkins
2 5 (2.60%) JIRA
3 4 (2.08%) Travis CI
4 3 (1.56%) Visual Studio
4 3 (1.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (1.04%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.52%) GitLab
6 1 (0.52%) Maven
6 1 (0.52%) MSI
6 1 (0.52%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.52%) Subversion
6 1 (0.52%) Vagrant
General
1 20 (10.42%) Finance
2 10 (5.21%) Banking
3 5 (2.60%) Legal
3 5 (2.60%) Retail Banking
4 3 (1.56%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.04%) Advertising
6 1 (0.52%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.52%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 38 (19.79%) Developer
2 25 (13.02%) C# Developer
3 20 (10.42%) Analyst
4 17 (8.85%) Support Engineer
5 14 (7.29%) 2nd Line Support
5 14 (7.29%) Mobility Engineer
6 12 (6.25%) .NET Developer
7 10 (5.21%) Service Manager
7 10 (5.21%) Service Transition Manager
7 10 (5.21%) Transition Manager
8 9 (4.69%) Citrix Engineer
8 9 (4.69%) Service Analyst
8 9 (4.69%) Service Desk Analyst
9 8 (4.17%) Desktop Support
9 8 (4.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 8 (4.17%) Support Analyst
10 7 (3.65%) ASP.NET Developer
10 7 (3.65%) C# .NET Developer
10 7 (3.65%) Consultant
10 7 (3.65%) Implementation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (21.88%) .NET
2 32 (16.67%) ASP.NET
3 17 (8.85%) ASP.NET MVC
4 16 (8.33%) CSS
4 16 (8.33%) HTML
5 7 (3.65%) .NET Framework
6 6 (3.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 5 (2.60%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 5 (2.60%) HTML5
7 5 (2.60%) J2EE
7 5 (2.60%) jQuery
8 4 (2.08%) JSON
8 4 (2.08%) KnockoutJS
8 4 (2.08%) Servlets
9 2 (1.04%) AngularJS
10 1 (0.52%) Apache Flex
10 1 (0.52%) ASP.NET Web API
10 1 (0.52%) LESS
10 1 (0.52%) React
10 1 (0.52%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 24 (12.50%) PKI
2 20 (10.42%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (8.85%) Computer Science
4 12 (6.25%) Data Centre
5 11 (5.73%) Fat Client
5 11 (5.73%) Thin Client
6 10 (5.21%) Management Information System
7 6 (3.13%) Clustering
7 6 (3.13%) Self-Motivation
7 6 (3.13%) Virtual Team
8 4 (2.08%) Freedom of Information
8 4 (2.08%) Smartphone
9 3 (1.56%) Public Cloud
10 2 (1.04%) User Experience
10 2 (1.04%) Video Conferencing
11 1 (0.52%) Algorithms
11 1 (0.52%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.52%) Hybrid Cloud
11 1 (0.52%) iPhone
11 1 (0.52%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 94 (48.96%) Windows
2 56 (29.17%) Windows Server
3 43 (22.40%) Windows Server 2008
4 36 (18.75%) Windows Server 2003
5 25 (13.02%) Linux
6 24 (12.50%) Android
6 24 (12.50%) Apple iOS
7 19 (9.90%) Windows 7
7 19 (9.90%) Windows Phone
7 19 (9.90%) Windows Phone 8
8 18 (9.38%) Windows 10
9 12 (6.25%) Windows 8
10 11 (5.73%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (2.60%) Windows XP
12 4 (2.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (2.08%) Windows 2000
13 3 (1.56%) AIX
13 3 (1.56%) Mac OS
13 3 (1.56%) Mac OS X
13 3 (1.56%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (25.00%) ITIL
2 45 (23.44%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (14.06%) Project Management
4 26 (13.54%) MVC
5 24 (12.50%) Scrum
6 22 (11.46%) Problem-Solving
7 20 (10.42%) Service Management
8 19 (9.90%) Incident Management
9 18 (9.38%) Content Management
10 16 (8.33%) BDD
10 16 (8.33%) TDD
11 14 (7.29%) Change Management
12 13 (6.77%) Risk Management
13 12 (6.25%) Analytics
13 12 (6.25%) Collaborative Working
13 12 (6.25%) PRINCE2
13 12 (6.25%) Release Management
13 12 (6.25%) Software Delivery
14 10 (5.21%) Service Design
14 10 (5.21%) SFIA
Programming Languages
1 47 (24.48%) SQL
2 37 (19.27%) C#
3 19 (9.90%) PowerShell
4 18 (9.38%) T-SQL
5 15 (7.81%) JavaScript
6 6 (3.13%) Java
7 3 (1.56%) Perl
7 3 (1.56%) VBA
8 2 (1.04%) Python
8 2 (1.04%) Ruby
8 2 (1.04%) TypeScript
8 2 (1.04%) VB
9 1 (0.52%) C
9 1 (0.52%) Jython
9 1 (0.52%) PHP
9 1 (0.52%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.52%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 72 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 56 (29.17%) SC Cleared
3 36 (18.75%) Degree
4 27 (14.06%) Microsoft Certification
5 23 (11.98%) BPSS Clearance
6 16 (8.33%) Computer Science Degree
7 13 (6.77%) Citrix Certification
8 7 (3.65%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (3.65%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 5 (2.60%) CCDP
9 5 (2.60%) CCIE
9 5 (2.60%) CCNP
9 5 (2.60%) Chartered Engineer
9 5 (2.60%) CISM
9 5 (2.60%) CISSP
9 5 (2.60%) DV Cleared
10 4 (2.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (1.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (1.04%) CCNA
12 2 (1.04%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (9.90%) Disclosure Scotland
2 6 (3.13%) QA
3 5 (2.60%) SLA
4 4 (2.08%) GDPR
5 3 (1.56%) PMO
System Software
1 61 (31.77%) Active Directory
2 26 (13.54%) XenApp
3 23 (11.98%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (7.29%) XenDesktop
4 14 (7.29%) XenServer
5 12 (6.25%) Microsoft App-V
6 8 (4.17%) Hyper-V
7 5 (2.60%) vSphere
7 5 (2.60%) Xen
8 4 (2.08%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (2.08%) VMware NSX
9 3 (1.56%) BitLocker
10 2 (1.04%) Firmware
11 1 (0.52%) Docker
11 1 (0.52%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.52%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 24 (12.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 20 (10.42%) SCCM
3 19 (9.90%) AirWatch
3 19 (9.90%) SAP Afaria
3 19 (9.90%) XenMobile
4 6 (3.13%) Ansible
4 6 (3.13%) Microsoft Clustering
4 6 (3.13%) Puppet
5 5 (2.60%) McAfee ePO
5 5 (2.60%) PowerCLI
6 4 (2.08%) SafeCom
6 4 (2.08%) Terraform
6 4 (2.08%) vCenter Server
6 4 (2.08%) vRealize
7 3 (1.56%) EMC NetWorker
7 3 (1.56%) NetBackup
7 3 (1.56%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (1.56%) PureDisk
7 3 (1.56%) Simpana
7 3 (1.56%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 51 (26.56%) Citrix
2 36 (18.75%) VMware
3 24 (12.50%) SAP
4 23 (11.98%) Apple
5 21 (10.94%) McAfee
6 20 (10.42%) Ivanti
7 15 (7.81%) ThinPrint
8 12 (6.25%) Cisco
9 10 (5.21%) CheckPoint
9 10 (5.21%) Google
9 10 (5.21%) IBM
10 8 (4.17%) HP
11 7 (3.65%) Oracle
11 7 (3.65%) ServiceNow
11 7 (3.65%) Symantec
12 4 (2.08%) EMC
13 3 (1.56%) CA
13 3 (1.56%) CommVault
13 3 (1.56%) NetApp
13 3 (1.56%) Sun