Period
to 16 December 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 16 December 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
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 10 6 4
Rank change year-on-year -4 -2 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 140 166 580
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 10.63% 13.65% 22.52%
As % of the Vendors category 28.75% 30.86% 40.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 110 438
North East median daily rate £375 £373 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.67% +9.56% -7.80%
10th Percentile £208 £216 £206
90th Percentile £538 £526 £525
England median daily rate £425 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +6.25% +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 20 76
North East median hourly rate £12.75 £11.25 £26.79
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -58.00% +91.34%
10th Percentile £10.75 £8.55 £10.85
90th Percentile £20.50 £46.99 £33.87
England median hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year - +3.33% -

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 487 538 1,439
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 36.98% 44.24% 55.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 315 346 948
North East median daily rate £400 £363 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% +6.62% -9.33%
10th Percentile £253 £231 £218
90th Percentile £554 £550 £514
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 26 107
North East median hourly rate £14.00 £11.50 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.74% -56.60% +30.54%
10th Percentile £10.68 £8.80 £11.03
90th Percentile £28.46 £46.08 £36.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06% -5.71%

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 16 December 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 16 December 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 -2 111 £375 - 87
Durham -16 22 £400 -3.03% 22
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 16 December 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 53 (37.86%) SQL Server
2 46 (32.86%) Windows
3 40 (28.57%) SQL
4 39 (27.86%) Active Directory
5 36 (25.71%) Security Cleared
6 32 (22.86%) Microsoft Azure
7 30 (21.43%) SC Cleared
8 29 (20.71%) .NET
9 28 (20.00%) JavaScript
10 27 (19.29%) C#
10 27 (19.29%) Microsoft Office
10 27 (19.29%) SharePoint
10 27 (19.29%) Agile Software Development
11 24 (17.14%) ASP.NET
12 23 (16.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 23 (16.43%) Windows Server
13 22 (15.71%) ITIL
14 21 (15.00%) Microsoft Excel
15 19 (13.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
16 17 (12.14%) MVC
16 17 (12.14%) CSS
17 16 (11.43%) Web Services
17 16 (11.43%) T-SQL
17 16 (11.43%) TDD
17 16 (11.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 16 (11.43%) Problem-Solving
17 16 (11.43%) Windows Server 2008
17 16 (11.43%) Windows 7
18 15 (10.71%) TPMS
18 15 (10.71%) VME

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 27 (19.29%) SharePoint
2 15 (10.71%) TPMS
3 10 (7.14%) MS Exchange
4 4 (2.86%) Skype for Business
5 3 (2.14%) Confluence
5 3 (2.14%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (1.43%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.71%) CMS
7 1 (0.71%) IIS
7 1 (0.71%) SAS
Applications
1 27 (19.29%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (15.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 19 (13.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (3.57%) MS Visio
5 3 (2.14%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (1.43%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 6 (4.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.71%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.71%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 32 (22.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (8.57%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (5.71%) Office 365
4 7 (5.00%) AWS CloudFormation
5 6 (4.29%) SaaS
6 5 (3.57%) Dynamics 365
7 4 (2.86%) iPaaS
7 4 (2.86%) PaaS
8 3 (2.14%) Azure Functions
8 3 (2.14%) IaaS
8 3 (2.14%) Serverless
9 2 (1.43%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (1.43%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.71%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 15 (10.71%) Firewall
2 8 (5.71%) DNS
2 8 (5.71%) HTTP
2 8 (5.71%) HTTPS
2 8 (5.71%) iSCSI
2 8 (5.71%) NAS
2 8 (5.71%) SAN
3 7 (5.00%) LAN
4 6 (4.29%) DHCP
5 5 (3.57%) Network Security
6 4 (2.86%) WAN
7 3 (2.14%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (2.14%) Skype
7 3 (2.14%) VoIP
8 2 (1.43%) Internet
8 2 (1.43%) TCP/IP
8 2 (1.43%) Unified Communications
8 2 (1.43%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (1.43%) WLAN
9 1 (0.71%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (37.86%) SQL Server
2 23 (16.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 16 (11.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 11 (7.86%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (2.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (2.14%) Azure SQL Database
7 2 (1.43%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.43%) MySQL
7 2 (1.43%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.43%) SQL Server 2016
8 1 (0.71%) Big Data
8 1 (0.71%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.71%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.71%) IBM InfoSphere
8 1 (0.71%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.71%) Power BI
8 1 (0.71%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (8.57%) GitLab
2 10 (7.14%) JIRA
3 9 (6.43%) Git (software)
3 9 (6.43%) Jenkins
3 9 (6.43%) MSTest
4 5 (3.57%) NCrunch
4 5 (3.57%) NUnit
4 5 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (2.86%) Artifactory
5 4 (2.86%) Jasmine
5 4 (2.86%) Karma Test Runner
5 4 (2.86%) Visual Studio Team System
6 3 (2.14%) Protractor
6 3 (2.14%) SpecFlow
7 2 (1.43%) Bower
7 2 (1.43%) Grunt
8 1 (0.71%) ERwin
8 1 (0.71%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.71%) Subversion
General
1 7 (5.00%) Finance
2 3 (2.14%) Banking
2 3 (2.14%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.43%) Back Office
3 2 (1.43%) Military
3 2 (1.43%) Retail
3 2 (1.43%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.71%) Legal
4 1 (0.71%) Multimedia
4 1 (0.71%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 32 (22.86%) Developer
2 26 (18.57%) Analyst
3 21 (15.00%) Support Analyst
4 14 (10.00%) Applications Support
4 14 (10.00%) Applications Support Analyst
5 10 (7.14%) C# Developer
6 7 (5.00%) .NET Developer
6 7 (5.00%) Architect
6 7 (5.00%) Automation Engineer
6 7 (5.00%) DevOps Engineer
6 7 (5.00%) SQL Developer
7 6 (4.29%) Administrator
7 6 (4.29%) AWS DevOps
7 6 (4.29%) Consultant
7 6 (4.29%) Deployment Engineer
8 5 (3.57%) 2nd Line Support
8 5 (3.57%) ASP.NET Developer
8 5 (3.57%) Desktop Support
8 5 (3.57%) Support Engineer
8 5 (3.57%) Windows Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (20.71%) .NET
2 24 (17.14%) ASP.NET
3 17 (12.14%) CSS
4 16 (11.43%) Web Services
5 13 (9.29%) HTML
6 12 (8.57%) ASP.NET MVC
7 10 (7.14%) .NET Framework
7 10 (7.14%) AngularJS
7 10 (7.14%) HTML5
8 9 (6.43%) CSS3
9 8 (5.71%) Middleware
9 8 (5.71%) XML
10 7 (5.00%) ASP.NET Core
10 7 (5.00%) ASP.NET Web API
10 7 (5.00%) OAuth
10 7 (5.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 7 (5.00%) XML Schema
11 6 (4.29%) jQuery
12 5 (3.57%) LINQ
13 4 (2.86%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.14%) Clustering
2 7 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (5.00%) Management Information System
2 7 (5.00%) N-Tier
2 7 (5.00%) User Experience
3 5 (3.57%) Greenfield Project
4 4 (2.86%) Reinsurance
5 3 (2.14%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.43%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.43%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.43%) PKI
7 1 (0.71%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.71%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.71%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.71%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.71%) SWIFT
7 1 (0.71%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 46 (32.86%) Windows
2 23 (16.43%) Windows Server
3 16 (11.43%) Windows 7
3 16 (11.43%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (10.71%) VME
5 14 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 14 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (8.57%) Windows 10
7 8 (5.71%) Linux
8 7 (5.00%) Windows XP
9 5 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (2.14%) Android
10 3 (2.14%) Apple iOS
10 3 (2.14%) DC/OS
11 2 (1.43%) Mesosphere
11 2 (1.43%) VMS
11 2 (1.43%) Windows Phone
11 2 (1.43%) Windows Phone 8
12 1 (0.71%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (19.29%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (15.71%) ITIL
3 17 (12.14%) MVC
4 16 (11.43%) Problem-Solving
4 16 (11.43%) TDD
5 14 (10.00%) Time Management
6 13 (9.29%) OO
6 13 (9.29%) Scrum
7 12 (8.57%) DevOps
7 12 (8.57%) ITSM
8 11 (7.86%) Service Management
9 10 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
9 10 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
9 10 (7.14%) SDLC
10 9 (6.43%) Migration
10 9 (6.43%) Project Management
10 9 (6.43%) Test Automation
11 8 (5.71%) Business Intelligence
11 8 (5.71%) Open Source
11 8 (5.71%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 40 (28.57%) SQL
2 28 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 27 (19.29%) C#
4 16 (11.43%) T-SQL
5 10 (7.14%) Bash Shell
6 8 (5.71%) Python
7 7 (5.00%) Shell Script
8 5 (3.57%) PowerShell
9 3 (2.14%) Perl
10 2 (1.43%) C
11 1 (0.71%) C++
11 1 (0.71%) Java
11 1 (0.71%) VB
11 1 (0.71%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.71%) VB6
Qualifications
1 36 (25.71%) Security Cleared
2 30 (21.43%) SC Cleared
3 9 (6.43%) DV Cleared
4 6 (4.29%) Degree
5 5 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (2.86%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (1.43%) DBS Check
7 2 (1.43%) MCSA
7 2 (1.43%) MCSE
7 2 (1.43%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.71%) A+ Certification
8 1 (0.71%) CCDP
8 1 (0.71%) CCIE
8 1 (0.71%) CCNP
8 1 (0.71%) Chartered Engineer
8 1 (0.71%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.71%) CISM
8 1 (0.71%) CISSP
8 1 (0.71%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.43%) Data Quality
1 2 (1.43%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 20000
1 2 (1.43%) PMO
1 2 (1.43%) WCAG
2 1 (0.71%) P3O
2 1 (0.71%) PSD2
2 1 (0.71%) SEPA
2 1 (0.71%) SLA
System Software
1 39 (27.86%) Active Directory
2 12 (8.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (7.14%) Docker
4 7 (5.00%) XenApp
5 6 (4.29%) Oracle RAC
5 6 (4.29%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (4.29%) XenDesktop
6 3 (2.14%) Hyper-V
7 2 (1.43%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.71%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.71%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.71%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.71%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 13 (9.29%) Microsoft Clustering
2 12 (8.57%) Puppet
2 12 (8.57%) SCCM
3 11 (7.86%) Terraform
4 9 (6.43%) Kubernetes
5 8 (5.71%) Ansible
5 8 (5.71%) HP Operations Orchestration
6 7 (5.00%) vCenter Server
7 6 (4.29%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (4.29%) SCOM
7 6 (4.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 5 (3.57%) vMotion
9 3 (2.14%) Failover Clustering
9 3 (2.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 2 (1.43%) AirWatch
10 2 (1.43%) Docker Swarm
10 2 (1.43%) SAP Afaria
10 2 (1.43%) XenMobile
11 1 (0.71%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 14 (10.00%) HP
1 14 (10.00%) VMware
2 9 (6.43%) Oracle
3 8 (5.71%) Apple
4 7 (5.00%) Citrix
5 6 (4.29%) 3PAR
5 6 (4.29%) BMC
6 5 (3.57%) EMC
6 5 (3.57%) Red Hat
7 4 (2.86%) Cisco
8 3 (2.14%) ServiceNow
9 2 (1.43%) BT
9 2 (1.43%) McAfee
9 2 (1.43%) Nintex
9 2 (1.43%) SAP
10 1 (0.71%) Bomgar
10 1 (0.71%) Google
10 1 (0.71%) Ivanti
10 1 (0.71%) ThinPrint
10 1 (0.71%) WorldPay