Period
to 18 December 2018

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 18 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
North East > Tyne and Wear
6 months to
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 12 9 5
Rank change year-on-year -3 -4 +3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 110 118 502
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 11.35% 12.78% 22.73%
As % of the Vendors category 30.05% 28.57% 40.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 81 404
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £375 £375 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.29% -9.33%
10th Percentile £208 £219 £207
90th Percentile £538 £538 £530
North East median daily rate £380 £373 £339
% change year-on-year +2.01% +9.96% -9.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 18 65
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £12.00 £11.97 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.29% -55.69% +92.86%
10th Percentile £10.75 £8.46 £10.82
90th Percentile £20.65 £47.66 £35.19
North East median hourly rate £12.75 £11.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year +10.87% -57.41% +92.86%

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 366 413 1,250
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 37.77% 44.75% 56.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 252 287 855
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £400 £363 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% +6.62% -6.21%
10th Percentile £257 £234 £220
90th Percentile £575 £550 £510
North East median daily rate £400 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +10.34% +6.62% -9.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 24 89
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £13.00 £11.97 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.65% -55.69% +12.50%
10th Percentile £10.63 £8.71 £12.24
90th Percentile £35.00 £46.16 £36.00
North East median hourly rate £14.00 £11.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year +21.74% -56.60% +31.51%

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 18 December 2018.

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
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 18 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
Newcastle upon Tyne -6 89 £388 +3.33% 72
Sunderland -3 8 £215 +3.61% 7
Gateshead - 7 £450 - 6
South Shields - 4 £298 - 1
Wallsend - 1 - -
Microsoft
North East

For the 6 months to 18 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 Tyne and Wear region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 39 (35.45%) SQL Server
1 39 (35.45%) Windows
2 35 (31.82%) Security Cleared
3 34 (30.91%) Active Directory
4 30 (27.27%) SC Cleared
5 27 (24.55%) SharePoint
6 25 (22.73%) Microsoft Office
7 24 (21.82%) SQL
8 23 (20.91%) Windows Server
9 21 (19.09%) ITIL
9 21 (19.09%) Microsoft Azure
9 21 (19.09%) Agile Software Development
10 19 (17.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 19 (17.27%) Microsoft Excel
11 18 (16.36%) JavaScript
12 16 (14.55%) Windows Server 2008
13 15 (13.64%) TPMS
13 15 (13.64%) VME
13 15 (13.64%) Firewall
14 14 (12.73%) C#
14 14 (12.73%) .NET
14 14 (12.73%) Windows Server 2003
15 13 (11.82%) HP
15 13 (11.82%) OO
15 13 (11.82%) VMware
15 13 (11.82%) Puppet
15 13 (11.82%) Microsoft Clustering
15 13 (11.82%) Problem-Solving
15 13 (11.82%) Windows Server 2012
15 13 (11.82%) GitLab

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 (24.55%) SharePoint
2 15 (13.64%) TPMS
3 10 (9.09%) MS Exchange
4 5 (4.55%) Skype for Business
5 3 (2.73%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (1.82%) Confluence
6 2 (1.82%) IIS
6 2 (1.82%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 25 (22.73%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (17.27%) Microsoft Excel
2 19 (17.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (3.64%) MS Visio
4 3 (2.73%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (1.82%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 7 (6.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.91%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 21 (19.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (10.91%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (7.27%) AWS CloudFormation
4 6 (5.45%) Office 365
5 5 (4.55%) SaaS
6 3 (2.73%) Dynamics 365
6 3 (2.73%) PaaS
7 2 (1.82%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (1.82%) IaaS
7 2 (1.82%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.91%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 15 (13.64%) Firewall
2 8 (7.27%) HTTP
2 8 (7.27%) HTTPS
2 8 (7.27%) iSCSI
2 8 (7.27%) NAS
2 8 (7.27%) SAN
3 6 (5.45%) DNS
3 6 (5.45%) Network Security
4 5 (4.55%) LAN
5 4 (3.64%) DHCP
5 4 (3.64%) WAN
6 3 (2.73%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (2.73%) Skype
6 3 (2.73%) VoIP
7 2 (1.82%) Unified Communications
7 2 (1.82%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.91%) 3G
8 1 (0.91%) IP Telephony
8 1 (0.91%) OSPF
8 1 (0.91%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (35.45%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (2.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.82%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.82%) MySQL
5 2 (1.82%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.82%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (1.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.91%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.91%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 13 (11.82%) GitLab
2 10 (9.09%) Git (software)
2 10 (9.09%) JIRA
3 9 (8.18%) Jenkins
4 5 (4.55%) MSTest
4 5 (4.55%) NCrunch
5 4 (3.64%) Artifactory
6 2 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.91%) NUnit
General
1 6 (5.45%) Finance
2 3 (2.73%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.82%) Military
3 2 (1.82%) Retail
3 2 (1.82%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.91%) Banking
4 1 (0.91%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 25 (22.73%) Analyst
2 21 (19.09%) Support Analyst
3 17 (15.45%) Developer
4 14 (12.73%) Applications Support
4 14 (12.73%) Applications Support Analyst
5 7 (6.36%) Automation Engineer
5 7 (6.36%) AWS DevOps
5 7 (6.36%) DevOps Engineer
5 7 (6.36%) SQL Developer
6 6 (5.45%) Administrator
6 6 (5.45%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 6 (5.45%) AWS Engineer
7 5 (4.55%) .NET Developer
7 5 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support
7 5 (4.55%) C# Developer
7 5 (4.55%) Consultant
7 5 (4.55%) Deployment Engineer
7 5 (4.55%) JIRA Engineer
7 5 (4.55%) Windows Administrator
8 4 (3.64%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (12.73%) .NET
2 10 (9.09%) Web Services
3 9 (8.18%) ASP.NET
4 8 (7.27%) Middleware
5 6 (5.45%) ASP.NET MVC
6 5 (4.55%) CSS
6 5 (4.55%) LINQ
7 3 (2.73%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.91%) Entity Framework
8 1 (0.91%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.18%) Clustering
2 6 (5.45%) Management Information System
3 4 (3.64%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.64%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (2.73%) User Experience
5 2 (1.82%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.82%) Driving Licence
5 2 (1.82%) PKI
5 2 (1.82%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.91%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.91%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.91%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 39 (35.45%) Windows
2 23 (20.91%) Windows Server
3 16 (14.55%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (13.64%) VME
5 14 (12.73%) Windows Server 2003
6 13 (11.82%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (10.91%) Windows 7
8 9 (8.18%) Windows 10
9 6 (5.45%) Linux
9 6 (5.45%) Windows XP
10 5 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (2.73%) Android
11 3 (2.73%) Apple iOS
12 2 (1.82%) DC/OS
12 2 (1.82%) Mesosphere
12 2 (1.82%) VMS
12 2 (1.82%) Windows Phone
12 2 (1.82%) Windows Phone 8
13 1 (0.91%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (19.09%) Agile Software Development
1 21 (19.09%) ITIL
2 13 (11.82%) OO
2 13 (11.82%) Problem-Solving
3 12 (10.91%) DevOps
3 12 (10.91%) ITSM
3 12 (10.91%) Time Management
4 11 (10.00%) Service Management
5 10 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
6 9 (8.18%) Project Management
7 8 (7.27%) Open Source
7 8 (7.27%) Runbook
7 8 (7.27%) Software Distribution
7 8 (7.27%) Virtual Environments
8 7 (6.36%) Capacity Planning
8 7 (6.36%) CRM
8 7 (6.36%) MVC
8 7 (6.36%) Performance Monitoring
8 7 (6.36%) Performance Tuning
8 7 (6.36%) Security Hardening
Programming Languages
1 24 (21.82%) SQL
2 18 (16.36%) JavaScript
3 14 (12.73%) C#
4 11 (10.00%) Bash Shell
5 8 (7.27%) Python
6 7 (6.36%) Shell Script
7 5 (4.55%) PowerShell
8 4 (3.64%) T-SQL
9 3 (2.73%) Perl
10 1 (0.91%) C
Qualifications
1 35 (31.82%) Security Cleared
2 30 (27.27%) SC Cleared
3 9 (8.18%) DV Cleared
4 5 (4.55%) Degree
5 4 (3.64%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.82%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (1.82%) DBS Check
6 2 (1.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.91%) A+ Certification
7 1 (0.91%) APMP
7 1 (0.91%) CCIE
7 1 (0.91%) CCNP
7 1 (0.91%) Chartered Engineer
7 1 (0.91%) CISM
7 1 (0.91%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.91%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.91%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.91%) MCSA
7 1 (0.91%) MCSE
7 1 (0.91%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.82%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (1.82%) ISO/IEC 20000
1 2 (1.82%) PMO
2 1 (0.91%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.91%) P3O
System Software
1 34 (30.91%) Active Directory
2 11 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (9.09%) Docker
4 7 (6.36%) XenApp
5 6 (5.45%) Oracle RAC
5 6 (5.45%) XenDesktop
6 5 (4.55%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (2.73%) Hyper-V
8 2 (1.82%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.91%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.91%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 13 (11.82%) Microsoft Clustering
1 13 (11.82%) Puppet
2 11 (10.00%) SCCM
2 11 (10.00%) Terraform
3 9 (8.18%) Ansible
3 9 (8.18%) Kubernetes
4 8 (7.27%) HP Operations Orchestration
5 7 (6.36%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (5.45%) SCOM
6 6 (5.45%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 6 (5.45%) vCenter Server
7 5 (4.55%) vMotion
8 3 (2.73%) Failover Clustering
9 2 (1.82%) AirWatch
9 2 (1.82%) Docker Swarm
9 2 (1.82%) SAP Afaria
9 2 (1.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (1.82%) XenMobile
10 1 (0.91%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 13 (11.82%) HP
1 13 (11.82%) VMware
2 7 (6.36%) Apple
2 7 (6.36%) Citrix
2 7 (6.36%) Oracle
3 6 (5.45%) 3PAR
3 6 (5.45%) BMC
4 5 (4.55%) EMC
4 5 (4.55%) Red Hat
5 4 (3.64%) Cisco
6 3 (2.73%) ServiceNow
7 2 (1.82%) BT
7 2 (1.82%) McAfee
7 2 (1.82%) Nintex
7 2 (1.82%) SAP
8 1 (0.91%) Bomgar
8 1 (0.91%) Ivanti
8 1 (0.91%) Meraki
8 1 (0.91%) ThinPrint
8 1 (0.91%) WorldPay