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 3 months to 26 June 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 3 5 5
Rank change year-on-year +2 0  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 101 372 131
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 17.75% 23.22% 15.80%
As % of the Vendors category 34.59% 38.79% 40.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 235 72
Median daily rate £340 £280 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.42% -6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £210 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £516 £346 £443
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year +3.57% +3.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 50 20
Median hourly rate £32.00 £28.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.28% +107.40%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.70 £11.82 £10.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.20 £36.00 £30.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -12.12% +10.00%  

Microsoft is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in the North East.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
North East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 292 959 321
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 51.32% 59.86% 38.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 180 611 178
Median daily rate £330 £285 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.78% -5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £220 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £461
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 75 31
Median hourly rate £28.75 £28.00 £13.71
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.67% +104.23%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £15.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £36.00 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.07
% change year-on-year -14.63% +13.44%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North East citing Microsoft as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

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 3 months to 26 June 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 3 months to 26 June 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 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear +1 61 £351 +25.17% 28
Durham +8 29 £340 +209.09% 4
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 75 (37.31%) Windows
2 72 (35.82%) Security Cleared
3 61 (30.35%) Active Directory
4 57 (28.36%) .NET
5 56 (27.86%) SC Cleared
6 53 (26.37%) ITIL
7 48 (23.88%) SharePoint
8 47 (23.38%) C#
9 40 (19.90%) Microsoft Office
10 36 (17.91%) SQL
11 35 (17.41%) JavaScript
11 35 (17.41%) Agile Software Development
12 33 (16.42%) SQL Server
12 33 (16.42%) Office 365
13 30 (14.93%) MS Exchange
14 26 (12.94%) DHCP
14 26 (12.94%) Microsoft Azure
15 25 (12.44%) DNS
16 24 (11.94%) SharePoint 2010
16 24 (11.94%) Skype for Business
16 24 (11.94%) Windows Server
17 23 (11.44%) SCCM
17 23 (11.44%) Scrum
18 22 (10.95%) Migration
18 22 (10.95%) Microsoft Certification
19 21 (10.45%) Project Management
19 21 (10.45%) Degree
19 21 (10.45%) Windows Server 2008
19 21 (10.45%) Windows 7
19 21 (10.45%) Exchange Server 2010

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 48 (23.88%) SharePoint
2 30 (14.93%) MS Exchange
3 24 (11.94%) SharePoint 2010
3 24 (11.94%) Skype for Business
4 21 (10.45%) Exchange Server 2010
4 21 (10.45%) SharePoint 2013
5 20 (9.95%) Exchange Server 2013
5 20 (9.95%) Office Communications Server
6 7 (3.48%) GeoServer
7 6 (2.99%) CMS
7 6 (2.99%) IIS
7 6 (2.99%) Sitecore CMS
8 3 (1.49%) NServiceBus
8 3 (1.49%) Tuxedo
8 3 (1.49%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.50%) Apache
9 1 (0.50%) Drupal
9 1 (0.50%) Jetty
9 1 (0.50%) Mongrel
9 1 (0.50%) nginx
Applications
1 40 (19.90%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (6.47%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (4.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (3.98%) Microsoft Project
4 8 (3.98%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.49%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 19 (9.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.00%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.50%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.50%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
3 1 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 33 (16.42%) Office 365
2 26 (12.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (3.48%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.49%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (1.00%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.50%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.50%) Google App Engine
6 1 (0.50%) IaaS
6 1 (0.50%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 26 (12.94%) DHCP
2 25 (12.44%) DNS
3 21 (10.45%) Skype
4 14 (6.97%) LAN
5 11 (5.47%) TCP/IP
6 10 (4.98%) WAN
7 6 (2.99%) Internet
8 4 (1.99%) FTP
9 3 (1.49%) 3G
9 3 (1.49%) Cisco IOS
9 3 (1.49%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (1.00%) NAS
10 2 (1.00%) NetScaler
10 2 (1.00%) Network Security
10 2 (1.00%) SAN
10 2 (1.00%) VLAN
11 1 (0.50%) HTTP
11 1 (0.50%) Intranet
11 1 (0.50%) SSL
11 1 (0.50%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (16.42%) SQL Server
2 12 (5.97%) Relational Database
3 10 (4.98%) GIS
4 4 (1.99%) Amazon Redshift
4 4 (1.99%) Big Data
4 4 (1.99%) Hadoop
4 4 (1.99%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (1.99%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.00%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (1.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.50%) ActiveReports
6 1 (0.50%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.50%) MS Access
6 1 (0.50%) MySQL
6 1 (0.50%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.50%) Power BI
6 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (4.48%) Visual Studio
2 6 (2.99%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.50%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.50%) MSI
3 1 (0.50%) Selenium
3 1 (0.50%) Travis CI
General
1 11 (5.47%) Advertising
1 11 (5.47%) Finance
2 5 (2.49%) Military
3 3 (1.49%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.00%) Back Office
4 2 (1.00%) Marketing
5 1 (0.50%) Automotive
5 1 (0.50%) Electronics
5 1 (0.50%) General Ledger
5 1 (0.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 55 (27.36%) Developer
2 34 (16.92%) .NET Developer
3 27 (13.43%) Support Engineer
4 21 (10.45%) Architect
5 17 (8.46%) Solutions Architect
6 16 (7.96%) Messaging Support
7 15 (7.46%) Analyst
7 15 (7.46%) Messaging Engineer
8 13 (6.47%) C# Developer
9 12 (5.97%) C# .NET Developer
9 12 (5.97%) Consultant
10 11 (5.47%) Messaging Support Engineer
11 10 (4.98%) Migration Engineer
11 10 (4.98%) Project Manager
12 9 (4.48%) IT Analyst
12 9 (4.48%) Sitecore Developer
12 9 (4.48%) Software Developer
12 9 (4.48%) Wintel Support
13 8 (3.98%) Infrastructure Architect
14 7 (3.48%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (28.36%) .NET
2 16 (7.96%) .NET Framework
3 13 (6.47%) AngularJS
3 13 (6.47%) ASP.NET
3 13 (6.47%) jQuery
4 11 (5.47%) Web Services
5 10 (4.98%) SignalR
6 9 (4.48%) Java EE
7 8 (3.98%) CSS
7 8 (3.98%) Entity Framework
8 7 (3.48%) HTML
8 7 (3.48%) REST
8 7 (3.48%) SOAP
9 6 (2.99%) ASP.NET MVC
10 5 (2.49%) HTML5
11 4 (1.99%) Node.js
11 4 (1.99%) OpenLayers
11 4 (1.99%) Sass
11 4 (1.99%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 3 (1.49%) Angular 2
Miscellaneous
1 13 (6.47%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (5.97%) Data Centre
2 12 (5.97%) Private Cloud
3 7 (3.48%) Computer Science
3 7 (3.48%) Greenfield Project
4 5 (2.49%) Blackberry
4 5 (2.49%) Fat Client
4 5 (2.49%) Thin Client
5 4 (1.99%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.49%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (1.00%) Clustering
7 2 (1.00%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.00%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.00%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.50%) AS400
8 1 (0.50%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.50%) IVR
8 1 (0.50%) PMI
8 1 (0.50%) Replication
8 1 (0.50%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 75 (37.31%) Windows
2 24 (11.94%) Windows Server
3 21 (10.45%) Windows 7
3 21 (10.45%) Windows Server 2008
4 20 (9.95%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (4.98%) Windows 10
6 9 (4.48%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (2.49%) Android
7 5 (2.49%) Apple iOS
8 4 (1.99%) Windows 8
9 3 (1.49%) Unix
9 3 (1.49%) VME
10 2 (1.00%) Linux
11 1 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.50%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (26.37%) ITIL
2 35 (17.41%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (11.44%) Scrum
4 22 (10.95%) Migration
5 21 (10.45%) Project Management
6 19 (9.45%) CRM
7 18 (8.96%) MVC
7 18 (8.96%) Software Engineering
8 17 (8.46%) Capacity Planning
9 16 (7.96%) UML
10 15 (7.46%) Content Management
10 15 (7.46%) TDD
11 14 (6.97%) SDLC
12 13 (6.47%) OO
12 13 (6.47%) SOA
13 12 (5.97%) Network Design
14 11 (5.47%) Continuous Improvement
14 11 (5.47%) Continuous Integration
15 10 (4.98%) Software Delivery
15 10 (4.98%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 47 (23.38%) C#
2 36 (17.91%) SQL
3 35 (17.41%) JavaScript
4 13 (6.47%) PowerShell
5 9 (4.48%) VB.NET
6 4 (1.99%) VB
6 4 (1.99%) VB6
7 3 (1.49%) C
7 3 (1.49%) C++
7 3 (1.49%) COBOL
7 3 (1.49%) Java
7 3 (1.49%) TypeScript
8 2 (1.00%) T-SQL
8 2 (1.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 72 (35.82%) Security Cleared
2 56 (27.86%) SC Cleared
3 22 (10.95%) Microsoft Certification
4 21 (10.45%) Degree
5 12 (5.97%) BPSS Clearance
6 7 (3.48%) Computer Science Degree
7 6 (2.99%) MCSE
8 5 (2.49%) DV Cleared
9 2 (1.00%) ECDL
9 2 (1.00%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.50%) ISEB
10 1 (0.50%) MCSA
10 1 (0.50%) MCTS
10 1 (0.50%) PMP
10 1 (0.50%) Postgraduate
10 1 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.48%) PMO
2 6 (2.99%) SLA
3 5 (2.49%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (1.49%) QA
5 1 (0.50%) Data Quality
System Software
1 61 (30.35%) Active Directory
2 12 (5.97%) Hyper-V
3 8 (3.98%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (2.99%) XenApp
5 5 (2.49%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (1.99%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (1.49%) XenServer
8 2 (1.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (1.00%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.50%) Xen
9 1 (0.50%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 23 (11.44%) SCCM
2 8 (3.98%) HP SiteScope
2 8 (3.98%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 5 (2.49%) SCOM
4 4 (1.99%) Netcool
5 3 (1.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (1.00%) Puppet
7 1 (0.50%) EdgeSight
7 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.50%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.50%) SafeCom
7 1 (0.50%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 13 (6.47%) Sitecore
2 12 (5.97%) VMware
3 10 (4.98%) Citrix
4 6 (2.99%) Cisco
4 6 (2.99%) HP
4 6 (2.99%) Oracle
5 5 (2.49%) AppSense
5 5 (2.49%) Trend Micro
6 4 (1.99%) NetApp
6 4 (1.99%) ThinPrint
7 3 (1.49%) Google
7 3 (1.49%) Informatica
7 3 (1.49%) ProCurve
7 3 (1.49%) SAP
8 1 (0.50%) Apple
8 1 (0.50%) Capita
8 1 (0.50%) IBM
8 1 (0.50%) IFS
8 1 (0.50%) Infor
8 1 (0.50%) Lotus
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