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 3 months to 30 March 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
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 15 14 8
Rank change year-on-year -1 -6  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 74 59 65
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 12.78% 8.51% 14.22%
As % of the Vendors category 26.52% 20.00% 32.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 44 31
Median daily rate £375 £345 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.69% +15.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £180 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £423 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £363 £350
% change year-on-year -3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 2 6
Median hourly rate £12.50 £12.59 £11.73
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.67% +7.26%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.79 £10.97 £10.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.60 £14.20 £19.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £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 vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Tyne and Wear
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 279 295 197
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear 48.19% 42.57% 43.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 204 103
Median daily rate £400 £325 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.07% -2.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £529 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 7 15
Median hourly rate £12.50 £14.60 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.38% +32.72%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.57 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.40 £17.79 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £18.75 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% +10.29%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Tyne and Wear

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 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 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 3 months to 30 March 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 3 months to 30 March 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 3 months to 30 March 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
Newcastle upon Tyne 0 64 £385 +11.59% 20
Gateshead - 3 £351 - 7
Tyneside - 2 £508 -
Wallsend - 1 - -
Microsoft
North East

For the 6 months to 30 March 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.

1 161 (61.45%) Windows
2 122 (46.56%) MS Excel
3 85 (32.44%) ITIL
4 77 (29.39%) Active Directory
5 74 (28.24%) Security Cleared
6 66 (25.19%) Agile Software Development
7 60 (22.90%) SQL
8 59 (22.52%) DevOps
9 58 (22.14%) SC Cleared
10 55 (20.99%) DNS
11 54 (20.61%) Analytical Skills
12 53 (20.23%) MS PowerPoint
13 52 (19.85%) DHCP
14 49 (18.70%) SQL Server
14 49 (18.70%) .NET
14 49 (18.70%) Windows Server
15 47 (17.94%) Unix
16 45 (17.18%) Linux
17 43 (16.41%) C#
17 43 (16.41%) Change Management
18 40 (15.27%) Data Management
19 39 (14.89%) AIX
19 39 (14.89%) Open Source
19 39 (14.89%) IaaS
19 39 (14.89%) Windows 7
19 39 (14.89%) SaaS
19 39 (14.89%) PaaS
20 38 (14.50%) Service Management
21 37 (14.12%) PRINCE2
22 35 (13.36%) Windows XP

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 32 (12.21%) SharePoint
2 28 (10.69%) WebSphere
3 21 (8.02%) MS Exchange
4 17 (6.49%) SharePoint 2010
5 16 (6.11%) Skype for Business
6 13 (4.96%) Exchange Server 2010
7 12 (4.58%) Exchange Server 2013
8 10 (3.82%) SharePoint 2013
9 8 (3.05%) Office Communications Server
9 8 (3.05%) SAS
10 7 (2.67%) WebLogic
11 4 (1.53%) CMS
11 4 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2003
11 4 (1.53%) GeoServer
11 4 (1.53%) Oracle Application Server
11 4 (1.53%) Sitecore CMS
11 4 (1.53%) Tuxedo
12 3 (1.15%) BizTalk Server
12 3 (1.15%) IIS
12 3 (1.15%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 122 (46.56%) MS Excel
2 53 (20.23%) MS PowerPoint
3 33 (12.60%) MS Office
4 6 (2.29%) MS Visio
5 5 (1.91%) MS Project
6 3 (1.15%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (2.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.15%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.76%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.38%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
4 1 (0.38%) OpenText MBPM
4 1 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 39 (14.89%) IaaS
1 39 (14.89%) PaaS
1 39 (14.89%) SaaS
2 18 (6.87%) Office 365
3 5 (1.91%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (1.53%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (1.15%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.76%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.76%) Google App Engine
7 1 (0.38%) GitHub
7 1 (0.38%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 55 (20.99%) DNS
2 52 (19.85%) DHCP
3 25 (9.54%) LAN
4 23 (8.78%) TCP/IP
5 22 (8.40%) WAN
6 16 (6.11%) LDAP
7 14 (5.34%) Intranet
8 10 (3.82%) Skype
9 8 (3.05%) Internet
10 5 (1.91%) FTP
11 4 (1.53%) HTTP
11 4 (1.53%) SSL
12 3 (1.15%) 3G
12 3 (1.15%) Cisco IOS
12 3 (1.15%) Firewall
12 3 (1.15%) Kerberos
12 3 (1.15%) SAN
12 3 (1.15%) Wi-Fi
12 3 (1.15%) X.500
13 2 (0.76%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (18.70%) SQL Server
2 23 (8.78%) Relational Database
3 14 (5.34%) SQL Server 2008
4 13 (4.96%) MongoDB
4 13 (4.96%) Oracle Reports
5 11 (4.20%) DB2
6 10 (3.82%) Oracle Database
6 10 (3.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (2.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 6 (2.29%) Ingres
8 6 (2.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (1.53%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (1.53%) GIS
9 4 (1.53%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (1.15%) Oracle Database 12c
10 3 (1.15%) SAS Enterprise Guide
10 3 (1.15%) SAS Enterprise Miner
11 2 (0.76%) OLAP
11 2 (0.76%) SQL Server 2005
12 1 (0.38%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 4 (1.53%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (1.15%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.76%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.76%) MSI
3 2 (0.76%) Travis CI
4 1 (0.38%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.38%) MSTest
4 1 (0.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 31 (11.83%) Finance
2 12 (4.58%) Advertising
3 5 (1.91%) Publishing
4 3 (1.15%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.76%) Legal
6 1 (0.38%) Banking
6 1 (0.38%) Electronics
6 1 (0.38%) Marketing
6 1 (0.38%) Military
6 1 (0.38%) Retail
6 1 (0.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 57 (21.76%) Developer
2 31 (11.83%) Support Engineer
3 30 (11.45%) Analyst
4 28 (10.69%) .NET Developer
5 27 (10.31%) Architect
5 27 (10.31%) Sitecore Developer
6 24 (9.16%) Administrator
7 20 (7.63%) DBA
7 20 (7.63%) Migration Engineer
7 20 (7.63%) Solutions Architect
8 18 (6.87%) Infrastructure Architect
8 18 (6.87%) Operations Engineer
9 16 (6.11%) Support Analyst
10 15 (5.73%) Consultant
11 14 (5.34%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
11 14 (5.34%) Senior Operations Engineer
12 11 (4.20%) IT Analyst
12 11 (4.20%) Operations Analyst
13 9 (3.44%) Oracle DBA
13 9 (3.44%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (18.70%) .NET
2 30 (11.45%) ASP.NET
3 12 (4.58%) XML
4 11 (4.20%) HTML
5 9 (3.44%) CSS
6 8 (3.05%) jQuery
7 7 (2.67%) .NET Framework
8 6 (2.29%) Entity Framework
9 5 (1.91%) Ajax
9 5 (1.91%) AngularJS
9 5 (1.91%) LINQ
9 5 (1.91%) WPF
10 4 (1.53%) Middleware
10 4 (1.53%) SignalR
10 4 (1.53%) Web Services
11 3 (1.15%) HTML5
11 3 (1.15%) J2EE
11 3 (1.15%) Java EE
11 3 (1.15%) Oracle GoldenGate
12 2 (0.76%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 54 (20.61%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (11.83%) Data Centre
3 23 (8.78%) Management Information System
3 23 (8.78%) Private Cloud
4 11 (4.20%) Tandem
5 7 (2.67%) Blackberry
5 7 (2.67%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.15%) Fat Client
6 3 (1.15%) PKI
6 3 (1.15%) Replication
6 3 (1.15%) Thin Client
7 2 (0.76%) Clustering
7 2 (0.76%) FlexPod
8 1 (0.38%) AS400
8 1 (0.38%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.38%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.38%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.38%) NHS
8 1 (0.38%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.38%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 161 (61.45%) Windows
2 49 (18.70%) Windows Server
3 47 (17.94%) Unix
4 45 (17.18%) Linux
5 39 (14.89%) AIX
5 39 (14.89%) Windows 7
6 35 (13.36%) Windows XP
7 26 (9.92%) Windows 2000
8 20 (7.63%) Windows Server 2008
9 18 (6.87%) Windows Server 2003
10 10 (3.82%) Android
11 9 (3.44%) Apple iOS
12 8 (3.05%) Windows 8
13 7 (2.67%) Windows Server 2012
14 6 (2.29%) VME
14 6 (2.29%) Windows 10
15 5 (1.91%) Solaris
16 3 (1.15%) zOS
17 2 (0.76%) MVS
17 2 (0.76%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (32.44%) ITIL
2 66 (25.19%) Agile Software Development
3 59 (22.52%) DevOps
4 43 (16.41%) Change Management
5 40 (15.27%) Data Management
6 39 (14.89%) Open Source
7 38 (14.50%) Service Management
8 37 (14.12%) PRINCE2
9 33 (12.60%) Problem Management
10 32 (12.21%) MVC
11 31 (11.83%) Scrum
12 29 (11.07%) ITSM
12 29 (11.07%) Migration
13 28 (10.69%) Operational Acceptance Testing
14 27 (10.31%) TDD
15 24 (9.16%) Network Design
16 23 (8.78%) Virtual Environments
16 23 (8.78%) Virtual Infrastructure
17 22 (8.40%) BDD
18 21 (8.02%) Matrix Organization
Programming Languages
1 60 (22.90%) SQL
2 43 (16.41%) C#
3 27 (10.31%) PowerShell
4 22 (8.40%) JavaScript
5 10 (3.82%) T-SQL
5 10 (3.82%) VB
6 9 (3.44%) VB.NET
7 7 (2.67%) C
7 7 (2.67%) Java
8 6 (2.29%) COBOL
9 3 (1.15%) VB6
9 3 (1.15%) VBScript
10 2 (0.76%) Perl
10 2 (0.76%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.38%) C++
Qualifications
1 74 (28.24%) Security Cleared
2 58 (22.14%) SC Cleared
3 16 (6.11%) BPSS Clearance
3 16 (6.11%) Degree
4 12 (4.58%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (3.44%) MCSE
6 5 (1.91%) DV Cleared
7 4 (1.53%) ECDL
8 2 (0.76%) IBM Certification
8 2 (0.76%) MCP
9 1 (0.38%) A+ Certification
9 1 (0.38%) AWS Certification
9 1 (0.38%) ISEB
9 1 (0.38%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.38%) MCDST
9 1 (0.38%) MCSA
9 1 (0.38%) MCTS
9 1 (0.38%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.38%) PMP
9 1 (0.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (12.21%) SLA
2 14 (5.34%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (1.53%) PMO
4 2 (0.76%) QA
System Software
1 77 (29.39%) Active Directory
2 15 (5.73%) Microsoft App-V
3 14 (5.34%) XenApp
4 13 (4.96%) Hyper-V
5 12 (4.58%) VMware Infrastructure
6 7 (2.67%) XenDesktop
6 7 (2.67%) XenServer
7 3 (1.15%) Oracle Clusterware
8 2 (0.76%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (0.76%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.76%) Xen
9 1 (0.38%) Firmware
9 1 (0.38%) KVM
9 1 (0.38%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 1 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.38%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 35 (13.36%) SCCM
2 18 (6.87%) HP SiteScope
3 10 (3.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 6 (2.29%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 4 (1.53%) Oracle RMAN
6 3 (1.15%) Data Guard
7 2 (0.76%) HP Operations Orchestration
7 2 (0.76%) Microsoft Clustering
7 2 (0.76%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.76%) Puppet
7 2 (0.76%) WSUS
8 1 (0.38%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.38%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (0.38%) Netcool
8 1 (0.38%) PureDisk
8 1 (0.38%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.38%) SCSM
8 1 (0.38%) Simpana
8 1 (0.38%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.38%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 27 (10.31%) Sitecore
2 25 (9.54%) Oracle
3 24 (9.16%) VMware
4 18 (6.87%) Citrix
5 15 (5.73%) AppSense
6 9 (3.44%) Cisco
7 8 (3.05%) HP
8 7 (2.67%) Trend Micro
9 5 (1.91%) IBM
9 5 (1.91%) Symantec
9 5 (1.91%) ThinPrint
10 4 (1.53%) Informatica
10 4 (1.53%) NetApp
10 4 (1.53%) SAP
11 3 (1.15%) CA
11 3 (1.15%) Google
11 3 (1.15%) ProCurve
12 2 (0.76%) F5
12 2 (0.76%) Sun
12 2 (0.76%) Veritas
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