Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 2017 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
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 6 4 5
Rank change year-on-year -2 +1 +3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 179 614 302
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 14.65% 22.91% 14.84%
As % of the Vendors category 31.68% 39.69% 36.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 449 192
North East median daily rate £375 £330 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.64% -5.71% -
10th Percentile £219 £205 £242
90th Percentile £531 £506 £563
England median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 89 24
North East median hourly rate £20.50 £27.00 £14.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.07% +91.49% -48.73%
10th Percentile £8.79 £10.62 £8.98
90th Percentile £47.73 £34.39 £23.67
England median hourly rate £15.07 £15.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -2.77% - +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 565 1547 839
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 46.24% 57.72% 41.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 368 1022 451
North East median daily rate £365 £330 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.61% -8.33% +2.86%
10th Percentile £257 £213 £231
90th Percentile £550 £500 £563
England median daily rate £445 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 119 72
North East median hourly rate £13.50 £27.00 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.00% +27.06% +14.86%
10th Percentile £8.96 £10.94 £11.29
90th Percentile £47.53 £36.00 £38.75
England median hourly rate £17.38 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +2.21% -2.86% +6.06%

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 24 November 2017.

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 24 November 2017.

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 24 November 2017. 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 -3 130 £375 +13.64% 26
Durham -3 36 £380 +18.75% 8
Northumberland +2 5 - -
Teesside - 1 £350 -
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North East region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 71 (39.66%) Windows
2 55 (30.73%) Active Directory
3 51 (28.49%) .NET
4 45 (25.14%) Security Cleared
5 41 (22.91%) SQL
6 37 (20.67%) SQL Server
7 36 (20.11%) C#
8 33 (18.44%) Degree
9 29 (16.20%) Windows Server
9 29 (16.20%) CRM
9 29 (16.20%) Dynamics CRM
10 28 (15.64%) SharePoint
10 28 (15.64%) SC Cleared
11 26 (14.53%) PowerShell
11 26 (14.53%) Office 365
11 26 (14.53%) Migration
12 25 (13.97%) JavaScript
12 25 (13.97%) ITIL
13 24 (13.41%) Project Management
13 24 (13.41%) Agile Software Development
14 23 (12.85%) Visual Studio
15 21 (11.73%) Microsoft Office
15 21 (11.73%) Windows Server 2012
16 20 (11.17%) VMware
17 19 (10.61%) Microsoft Certification
17 19 (10.61%) AngularJS
17 19 (10.61%) Windows Server 2008
17 19 (10.61%) Microsoft Azure
18 18 (10.06%) SCCM
18 18 (10.06%) Skype for Business

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 28 (15.64%) SharePoint
2 18 (10.06%) Skype for Business
3 16 (8.94%) MS Exchange
4 14 (7.82%) Exchange Server 2010
4 14 (7.82%) SharePoint 2010
5 11 (6.15%) Confluence
6 9 (5.03%) Exchange Server 2007
6 9 (5.03%) Exchange Server 2013
6 9 (5.03%) OpenStack
6 9 (5.03%) SharePoint 2013
7 5 (2.79%) Apache Spark
8 3 (1.68%) Drupal
9 2 (1.12%) Apache
9 2 (1.12%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (1.12%) GeoServer
9 2 (1.12%) K2 blackpearl
10 1 (0.56%) Documentum
10 1 (0.56%) IIS
10 1 (0.56%) LiveLink
10 1 (0.56%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 21 (11.73%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (6.70%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (5.59%) Microsoft Project
4 9 (5.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 8 (4.47%) MS Visio
6 4 (2.23%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 29 (16.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.68%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (1.68%) Dynamics GP
3 2 (1.12%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (1.12%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (1.12%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.56%) iTrent
4 1 (0.56%) Maximo
4 1 (0.56%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 26 (14.53%) Office 365
2 19 (10.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (3.91%) SaaS
4 3 (1.68%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.68%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (1.68%) IaaS
4 3 (1.68%) PaaS
5 2 (1.12%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (1.12%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.56%) DigitalOcean
6 1 (0.56%) G Suite
6 1 (0.56%) Linode
Communications & Networking
1 17 (9.50%) DNS
2 16 (8.94%) DHCP
3 13 (7.26%) Skype
4 10 (5.59%) Internet
5 6 (3.35%) Unified Communications
6 5 (2.79%) Firewall
6 5 (2.79%) FTP
6 5 (2.79%) PBX
6 5 (2.79%) SAN
7 4 (2.23%) PSTN
7 4 (2.23%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (1.68%) NAS
8 3 (1.68%) VPN
8 3 (1.68%) WAN
9 2 (1.12%) 3G
9 2 (1.12%) Intranet
9 2 (1.12%) LAN
9 2 (1.12%) Remote Desktop
9 2 (1.12%) TCP/IP
9 2 (1.12%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (20.67%) SQL Server
2 9 (5.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (4.47%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (3.35%) Relational Database
5 5 (2.79%) Big Data
5 5 (2.79%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (2.79%) Hadoop
5 5 (2.79%) Oracle Database
6 4 (2.23%) GIS
6 4 (2.23%) MongoDB
6 4 (2.23%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (1.68%) ActiveReports
7 3 (1.68%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (1.68%) RDBMS
7 3 (1.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (1.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (1.68%) SQLPlus
8 2 (1.12%) DTS
8 2 (1.12%) MySQL
8 2 (1.12%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 23 (12.85%) Visual Studio
2 11 (6.15%) JIRA
3 10 (5.59%) Git (software)
3 10 (5.59%) Jenkins
3 10 (5.59%) Octopus Deploy
3 10 (5.59%) Subversion
4 9 (5.03%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (3.35%) MSI
6 4 (2.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 3 (1.68%) Oracle Forms
7 3 (1.68%) Toad
8 1 (0.56%) gulp
8 1 (0.56%) Selenium
8 1 (0.56%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 18 (10.06%) Finance
2 6 (3.35%) Advertising
3 3 (1.68%) General Ledger
3 3 (1.68%) Manufacturing
3 3 (1.68%) Retail
4 2 (1.12%) Billing
5 1 (0.56%) Automotive
5 1 (0.56%) Back Office
5 1 (0.56%) Legal
5 1 (0.56%) Publishing
5 1 (0.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (12.85%) Developer
2 21 (11.73%) Architect
3 16 (8.94%) Consultant
4 15 (8.38%) DevOps Engineer
5 13 (7.26%) Solutions Architect
6 10 (5.59%) Analyst
6 10 (5.59%) CRM Architect
6 10 (5.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 10 (5.59%) Project Manager
7 8 (4.47%) CRM Solutions Architect
8 7 (3.91%) Azure DevOps
8 7 (3.91%) Azure DevOps Engineer
8 7 (3.91%) Azure Engineer
8 7 (3.91%) Desktop Support
9 6 (3.35%) .NET Developer
9 6 (3.35%) 3rd Line Support
9 6 (3.35%) Messaging Specialist
9 6 (3.35%) Migration Consultant
9 6 (3.35%) SCCM Consultant
10 5 (2.79%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (28.49%) .NET
2 19 (10.61%) AngularJS
3 12 (6.70%) XML
4 9 (5.03%) HTML
5 8 (4.47%) Angular 2
5 8 (4.47%) HTML5
6 7 (3.91%) JSON
6 7 (3.91%) Node.js
7 6 (3.35%) Web Services
8 5 (2.79%) ASP.NET
8 5 (2.79%) CSS
8 5 (2.79%) KnockoutJS
8 5 (2.79%) React
9 4 (2.23%) .NET Framework
9 4 (2.23%) jQuery
10 3 (1.68%) MSMQ
11 2 (1.12%) Java EE
11 2 (1.12%) JDBC
11 2 (1.12%) Middleware
11 2 (1.12%) SignalR
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.70%) Computer Science
1 12 (6.70%) Management Information System
2 8 (4.47%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (3.91%) Clustering
4 5 (2.79%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (2.23%) Data Centre
5 4 (2.23%) IVR
5 4 (2.23%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.68%) Data Structures
6 3 (1.68%) PKI
6 3 (1.68%) Virtual Team
7 2 (1.12%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.12%) Fat Client
7 2 (1.12%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (1.12%) NHS
7 2 (1.12%) Social Network
7 2 (1.12%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.56%) EPoS
8 1 (0.56%) Freedom of Information
8 1 (0.56%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 71 (39.66%) Windows
2 29 (16.20%) Windows Server
3 21 (11.73%) Windows Server 2012
4 19 (10.61%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (8.94%) Unix
6 13 (7.26%) Linux
6 13 (7.26%) Windows 7
7 5 (2.79%) Windows 10
7 5 (2.79%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (1.68%) Windows 2000
8 3 (1.68%) Windows 8
9 2 (1.12%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.56%) AIX
10 1 (0.56%) Android
10 1 (0.56%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.56%) HPUX
10 1 (0.56%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (16.20%) CRM
2 26 (14.53%) Migration
3 25 (13.97%) ITIL
4 24 (13.41%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (13.41%) Project Management
5 18 (10.06%) DevOps
6 17 (9.50%) Continuous Integration
6 17 (9.50%) Software Engineering
7 13 (7.26%) Continuous Improvement
7 13 (7.26%) Project Governance
7 13 (7.26%) Test Automation
7 13 (7.26%) Translating Business Requirements
8 12 (6.70%) Presales
9 11 (6.15%) SOA
10 10 (5.59%) Configuration Management
10 10 (5.59%) Software Delivery
11 9 (5.03%) Continuous Delivery
11 9 (5.03%) Mentoring
11 9 (5.03%) Scrum
12 8 (4.47%) UML
Programming Languages
1 41 (22.91%) SQL
2 36 (20.11%) C#
3 26 (14.53%) PowerShell
4 25 (13.97%) JavaScript
5 14 (7.82%) Shell Script
6 11 (6.15%) T-SQL
7 8 (4.47%) Java
8 6 (3.35%) VB.NET
9 5 (2.79%) Scala
10 4 (2.23%) VBA
11 3 (1.68%) C
11 3 (1.68%) PL/SQL
11 3 (1.68%) VB
12 2 (1.12%) C++
13 1 (0.56%) Jython
13 1 (0.56%) PHP
13 1 (0.56%) Python
13 1 (0.56%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 45 (25.14%) Security Cleared
2 33 (18.44%) Degree
3 28 (15.64%) SC Cleared
4 19 (10.61%) Microsoft Certification
5 17 (9.50%) BPSS Clearance
6 15 (8.38%) MCSE
7 8 (4.47%) Computer Science Degree
8 4 (2.23%) PMI Certification
8 4 (2.23%) PMP
9 3 (1.68%) DV Cleared
10 2 (1.12%) CCDP
10 2 (1.12%) CCIE
10 2 (1.12%) CCNP
10 2 (1.12%) Chartered Engineer
10 2 (1.12%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (1.12%) CISM
10 2 (1.12%) CISSP
10 2 (1.12%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.03%) PMO
2 5 (2.79%) Data Quality
2 5 (2.79%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (1.68%) QA
3 3 (1.68%) SLA
4 2 (1.12%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.12%) PMBOK
System Software
1 55 (30.73%) Active Directory
2 14 (7.82%) Hyper-V
3 12 (6.70%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (5.59%) XenApp
5 8 (4.47%) Brightmail
6 7 (3.91%) Microsoft App-V
6 7 (3.91%) XenDesktop
6 7 (3.91%) XenServer
7 3 (1.68%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (1.68%) vSphere
8 2 (1.12%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.56%) Firmware
9 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.56%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.56%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.56%) Xen
Systems Management
1 18 (10.06%) SCCM
2 14 (7.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (1.68%) Failover Clustering
3 3 (1.68%) Microsoft Clustering
3 3 (1.68%) vCenter Server
4 2 (1.12%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (1.12%) WSUS
5 1 (0.56%) Ansible
5 1 (0.56%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (0.56%) Nagios
5 1 (0.56%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.56%) OpenNMS
5 1 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.56%) PowerCLI
5 1 (0.56%) Puppet
5 1 (0.56%) SafeCom
5 1 (0.56%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.56%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.56%) vRealize
5 1 (0.56%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 20 (11.17%) VMware
2 18 (10.06%) Citrix
3 11 (6.15%) Oracle
4 9 (5.03%) Cisco
5 8 (4.47%) IronPort
6 7 (3.91%) AppSense
6 7 (3.91%) HP
7 4 (2.23%) Polycom
8 3 (1.68%) Google
8 3 (1.68%) Symantec
8 3 (1.68%) ThinPrint
9 2 (1.12%) 3PAR
9 2 (1.12%) Apple
9 2 (1.12%) Dell
9 2 (1.12%) Kaspersky
9 2 (1.12%) McAfee
9 2 (1.12%) Pega
10 1 (0.56%) Sitecore
10 1 (0.56%) SolarWinds
10 1 (0.56%) Veeam