Period
to 24 November 2017

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear 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
North East > Tyne and Wear
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 7 4 7
Rank change year-on-year -3 +3 +5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 130 545 221
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 14.13% 23.38% 14.35%
As % of the Vendors category 30.02% 40.04% 35.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 422 151
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £375 £330 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.64% -5.71% -
10th Percentile £232 £205 £258
90th Percentile £538 £516 £563
North East median daily rate £375 £330 £350
% change year-on-year +13.64% -5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 80 15
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £31.00 £27.50 £14.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.73% +88.36% +8.15%
10th Percentile £8.55 £10.29 £9.70
90th Percentile £48.05 £36.00 £25.46
North East median hourly rate £20.50 £27.00 £14.10
% change year-on-year -24.07% +91.49% -48.73%

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 Tyne and Wear.

All Vendors
Tyne and Wear
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 433 1361 619
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 47.07% 58.39% 40.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 302 939 347
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £365 £330 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.61% -5.71% -
10th Percentile £260 £213 £231
90th Percentile £550 £499 £554
North East median daily rate £365 £330 £360
% change year-on-year +10.61% -8.33% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 104 56
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £15.50 £27.50 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.64% +14.58% +41.18%
10th Percentile £8.76 £11.38 £12.20
90th Percentile £47.70 £36.00 £38.75
North East median hourly rate £13.50 £27.00 £21.25
% change year-on-year -50.00% +27.06% +14.86%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Tyne and Wear

Job postings citing Microsoft as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Tyne and Wear

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft in Tyne and Wear.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft in Tyne and Wear

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Tyne and Wear over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft in Tyne and Wear

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft in Tyne and Wear.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Tyne and Wear

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Tyne and Wear over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft in Tyne and Wear

Microsoft
Contract Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Tyne and Wear 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
Newcastle upon Tyne -4 115 £388 +17.42% 21
Sunderland +8 14 £275 -15.38% 1
Microsoft
North East

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 Tyne and Wear region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 50 (38.46%) Windows
2 42 (32.31%) Active Directory
3 40 (30.77%) Security Cleared
4 35 (26.92%) .NET
5 32 (24.62%) SQL
6 28 (21.54%) Degree
7 27 (20.77%) SharePoint
8 26 (20.00%) SQL Server
9 25 (19.23%) SC Cleared
9 25 (19.23%) Migration
9 25 (19.23%) Windows Server
10 24 (18.46%) C#
11 23 (17.69%) CRM
11 23 (17.69%) Dynamics CRM
12 22 (16.92%) Office 365
13 20 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
14 19 (14.62%) ITIL
14 19 (14.62%) Microsoft Office
14 19 (14.62%) Project Management
15 18 (13.85%) Agile Software Development
16 17 (13.08%) JavaScript
16 17 (13.08%) BPSS Clearance
16 17 (13.08%) Windows Server 2008
16 17 (13.08%) Skype for Business
17 16 (12.31%) PowerShell
17 16 (12.31%) Visual Studio
18 15 (11.54%) Microsoft Certification
18 15 (11.54%) MS Exchange
18 15 (11.54%) VMware
19 14 (10.77%) Finance

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in Tyne and Wear 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 (20.77%) SharePoint
2 17 (13.08%) Skype for Business
3 15 (11.54%) MS Exchange
4 13 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 13 (10.00%) SharePoint 2010
5 9 (6.92%) OpenStack
6 8 (6.15%) Exchange Server 2007
6 8 (6.15%) Exchange Server 2013
6 8 (6.15%) SharePoint 2013
7 5 (3.85%) Apache Spark
8 2 (1.54%) Confluence
8 2 (1.54%) Drupal
8 2 (1.54%) K2 blackpearl
9 1 (0.77%) Apache
9 1 (0.77%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.77%) Documentum
9 1 (0.77%) IIS
9 1 (0.77%) LiveLink
9 1 (0.77%) NServiceBus
9 1 (0.77%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 19 (14.62%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (6.92%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (6.92%) Microsoft Project
3 8 (6.15%) MS Visio
4 6 (4.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (3.08%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.77%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 23 (17.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.31%) Dynamics GP
3 2 (1.54%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (1.54%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.77%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 22 (16.92%) Office 365
2 6 (4.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (4.62%) SaaS
3 3 (2.31%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.31%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (1.54%) IaaS
4 2 (1.54%) Mimecast
4 2 (1.54%) PaaS
5 1 (0.77%) DigitalOcean
5 1 (0.77%) Linode
Communications & Networking
1 14 (10.77%) DNS
2 13 (10.00%) DHCP
3 12 (9.23%) Skype
4 10 (7.69%) Internet
5 5 (3.85%) FTP
5 5 (3.85%) PBX
5 5 (3.85%) SAN
5 5 (3.85%) Unified Communications
6 4 (3.08%) Firewall
6 4 (3.08%) PSTN
7 3 (2.31%) NAS
8 2 (1.54%) Intranet
8 2 (1.54%) Remote Desktop
8 2 (1.54%) VoIP
8 2 (1.54%) VPN
8 2 (1.54%) WAN
9 1 (0.77%) LAN
9 1 (0.77%) Modbus
9 1 (0.77%) TCP/IP
9 1 (0.77%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.15%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (3.85%) Big Data
3 5 (3.85%) Hadoop
4 4 (3.08%) MongoDB
4 4 (3.08%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (3.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (2.31%) ActiveReports
5 3 (2.31%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (2.31%) Oracle Database
5 3 (2.31%) RDBMS
5 3 (2.31%) Relational Database
5 3 (2.31%) SQLPlus
6 2 (1.54%) GIS
6 2 (1.54%) MySQL
7 1 (0.77%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.77%) DataStage
7 1 (0.77%) MariaDB
7 1 (0.77%) MS Access
7 1 (0.77%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 16 (12.31%) Visual Studio
2 8 (6.15%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (4.62%) MSI
4 3 (2.31%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 3 (2.31%) Toad
5 2 (1.54%) JIRA
6 1 (0.77%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.77%) gulp
6 1 (0.77%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.77%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.77%) Selenium
6 1 (0.77%) Subversion
6 1 (0.77%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.77%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 14 (10.77%) Finance
2 5 (3.85%) Advertising
3 3 (2.31%) General Ledger
3 3 (2.31%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.54%) Billing
5 1 (0.77%) Automotive
5 1 (0.77%) Back Office
5 1 (0.77%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 17 (13.08%) Architect
2 16 (12.31%) Developer
3 13 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
4 11 (8.46%) Consultant
5 9 (6.92%) CRM Architect
5 9 (6.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 9 (6.92%) Project Manager
6 8 (6.15%) Analyst
6 8 (6.15%) CRM Solutions Architect
7 6 (4.62%) DevOps Engineer
7 6 (4.62%) Migration Consultant
7 6 (4.62%) SCCM Consultant
8 5 (3.85%) 3rd Line Support
8 5 (3.85%) IT Analyst
8 5 (3.85%) Messaging Specialist
8 5 (3.85%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (3.85%) Service Analyst
9 4 (3.08%) DBA
9 4 (3.08%) Desktop Support
9 4 (3.08%) Senior Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (26.92%) .NET
2 9 (6.92%) XML
3 7 (5.38%) AngularJS
3 7 (5.38%) HTML
4 6 (4.62%) HTML5
4 6 (4.62%) Web Services
5 5 (3.85%) ASP.NET
5 5 (3.85%) KnockoutJS
5 5 (3.85%) Node.js
5 5 (3.85%) React
6 3 (2.31%) CSS
6 3 (2.31%) MSMQ
7 2 (1.54%) jQuery
7 2 (1.54%) Middleware
8 1 (0.77%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.77%) CAML
8 1 (0.77%) JSON
8 1 (0.77%) LINQ
8 1 (0.77%) WCF
8 1 (0.77%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.46%) Management Information System
2 9 (6.92%) Computer Science
3 7 (5.38%) Clustering
4 6 (4.62%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (3.85%) Video Conferencing
6 4 (3.08%) Data Centre
6 4 (3.08%) IVR
6 4 (3.08%) Mobile App
7 3 (2.31%) Data Structures
7 3 (2.31%) PKI
7 3 (2.31%) Virtual Team
8 2 (1.54%) Social Network
9 1 (0.77%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.77%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.77%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 50 (38.46%) Windows
2 25 (19.23%) Windows Server
3 20 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
4 17 (13.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (6.92%) Windows 7
6 6 (4.62%) Unix
7 4 (3.08%) Linux
8 3 (2.31%) Windows 2000
8 3 (2.31%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (1.54%) Windows 10
9 2 (1.54%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.77%) AIX
10 1 (0.77%) HPUX
10 1 (0.77%) Solaris
10 1 (0.77%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (19.23%) Migration
2 23 (17.69%) CRM
3 19 (14.62%) ITIL
3 19 (14.62%) Project Management
4 18 (13.85%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (10.00%) Project Governance
6 12 (9.23%) Presales
6 12 (9.23%) Translating Business Requirements
7 9 (6.92%) DevOps
7 9 (6.92%) Software Engineering
8 8 (6.15%) Mentoring
9 7 (5.38%) Continuous Improvement
9 7 (5.38%) Load Balancing
9 7 (5.38%) PRINCE2
10 6 (4.62%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (4.62%) Kanban
10 6 (4.62%) Scrum
10 6 (4.62%) Service Management
10 6 (4.62%) SOA
11 5 (3.85%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 32 (24.62%) SQL
2 24 (18.46%) C#
3 17 (13.08%) JavaScript
4 16 (12.31%) PowerShell
5 6 (4.62%) Java
5 6 (4.62%) T-SQL
5 6 (4.62%) VB.NET
6 5 (3.85%) Scala
6 5 (3.85%) Shell Script
7 4 (3.08%) VBA
8 3 (2.31%) C
8 3 (2.31%) VB
9 2 (1.54%) C++
10 1 (0.77%) Jython
10 1 (0.77%) PHP
10 1 (0.77%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.77%) Python
10 1 (0.77%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 40 (30.77%) Security Cleared
2 28 (21.54%) Degree
3 25 (19.23%) SC Cleared
4 17 (13.08%) BPSS Clearance
5 15 (11.54%) Microsoft Certification
6 13 (10.00%) MCSE
7 8 (6.15%) Computer Science Degree
8 4 (3.08%) PMI Certification
8 4 (3.08%) PMP
9 3 (2.31%) DV Cleared
10 2 (1.54%) CCDP
10 2 (1.54%) CCIE
10 2 (1.54%) CCNP
10 2 (1.54%) Chartered Engineer
10 2 (1.54%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (1.54%) CISM
10 2 (1.54%) CISSP
10 2 (1.54%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (0.77%) Postgraduate
11 1 (0.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.92%) PMO
2 5 (3.85%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (2.31%) Data Quality
4 2 (1.54%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.54%) PMBOK
4 2 (1.54%) QA
5 1 (0.77%) SLA
System Software
1 42 (32.31%) Active Directory
2 12 (9.23%) Hyper-V
3 8 (6.15%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (5.38%) Brightmail
4 7 (5.38%) XenApp
5 6 (4.62%) XenDesktop
5 6 (4.62%) XenServer
6 5 (3.85%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (2.31%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (2.31%) vSphere
8 1 (0.77%) Firmware
8 1 (0.77%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.77%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.77%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.77%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.77%) Xen
Systems Management
1 14 (10.77%) SCCM
2 10 (7.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (2.31%) Failover Clustering
3 3 (2.31%) Microsoft Clustering
3 3 (2.31%) vCenter Server
4 2 (1.54%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (1.54%) WSUS
5 1 (0.77%) Ansible
5 1 (0.77%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (0.77%) Nagios
5 1 (0.77%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.77%) OpenNMS
5 1 (0.77%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.77%) PowerCLI
5 1 (0.77%) Puppet
5 1 (0.77%) SafeCom
5 1 (0.77%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.77%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.77%) vRealize
5 1 (0.77%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 15 (11.54%) VMware
2 10 (7.69%) Citrix
3 7 (5.38%) HP
3 7 (5.38%) IronPort
3 7 (5.38%) Oracle
4 5 (3.85%) AppSense
5 4 (3.08%) Cisco
5 4 (3.08%) Polycom
6 3 (2.31%) Symantec
7 2 (1.54%) 3PAR
7 2 (1.54%) Dell
7 2 (1.54%) Kaspersky
7 2 (1.54%) McAfee
7 2 (1.54%) Pega
8 1 (0.77%) Rackspace
8 1 (0.77%) SaltStack
8 1 (0.77%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.77%) SolarWinds
8 1 (0.77%) ThinPrint
8 1 (0.77%) Veeam