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 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
North East / Tyne and Wear
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 4 5 5
Rank change year-on-year +1 0  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 61 354 97
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 15.80% 25.16% 15.42%
As % of the Vendors category 30.65% 41.26% 38.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 229 52
Median daily rate £351 £280 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.17% -2.60%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £211 £122
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £350 £393
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year +3.57% +3.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 47 17
Median hourly rate £33.00 £28.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.85% +107.40%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.38 £11.89 £10.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £36.00 £28.70
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 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 199 858 253
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear 51.55% 60.98% 40.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 562 148
Median daily rate £330 £285 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.78% -0.86%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £220 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £438 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 72 28
Median hourly rate £30.00 £28.00 £13.71
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +104.23%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £15.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.20 £36.00 £30.95
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 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 26 June 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 26 June 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 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
Newcastle upon Tyne 0 57 £360 +28.57% 19
Gateshead - 3 £350 - 4
Sunderland +2 1 £350 - 1
Microsoft
North East

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 Tyne and Wear region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 57 (42.54%) Windows
2 52 (38.81%) Security Cleared
3 49 (36.57%) Active Directory
4 38 (28.36%) ITIL
5 37 (27.61%) SC Cleared
6 28 (20.90%) .NET
6 28 (20.90%) SharePoint
7 26 (19.40%) Microsoft Office
8 25 (18.66%) SQL
9 21 (15.67%) DNS
9 21 (15.67%) DHCP
9 21 (15.67%) Microsoft Certification
9 21 (15.67%) Windows Server
10 19 (14.18%) C#
11 18 (13.43%) SQL Server
11 18 (13.43%) MS Exchange
12 17 (12.69%) Migration
12 17 (12.69%) Windows 7
13 16 (11.94%) Windows Server 2008
13 16 (11.94%) Agile Software Development
14 15 (11.19%) SCCM
14 15 (11.19%) Degree
14 15 (11.19%) Windows Server 2003
14 15 (11.19%) Office 365
15 14 (10.45%) CRM
15 14 (10.45%) Dynamics CRM
16 13 (9.70%) PowerShell
16 13 (9.70%) SharePoint 2010
16 13 (9.70%) LAN
16 13 (9.70%) JavaScript

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 28 (20.90%) SharePoint
2 18 (13.43%) MS Exchange
3 13 (9.70%) SharePoint 2010
3 13 (9.70%) Skype for Business
4 10 (7.46%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (7.46%) SharePoint 2013
5 9 (6.72%) Exchange Server 2013
5 9 (6.72%) Office Communications Server
6 4 (2.99%) GeoServer
7 3 (2.24%) NServiceBus
7 3 (2.24%) Tuxedo
7 3 (2.24%) WebLogic
8 2 (1.49%) CMS
8 2 (1.49%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.75%) IIS
9 1 (0.75%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 26 (19.40%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (8.21%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (5.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 8 (5.97%) Microsoft Project
3 8 (5.97%) MS Visio
4 3 (2.24%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 14 (10.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.49%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.75%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.75%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
3 1 (0.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 15 (11.19%) Office 365
2 8 (5.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.49%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.75%) IaaS
4 1 (0.75%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 21 (15.67%) DHCP
1 21 (15.67%) DNS
2 13 (9.70%) LAN
3 10 (7.46%) Skype
3 10 (7.46%) TCP/IP
3 10 (7.46%) WAN
4 6 (4.48%) Internet
5 3 (2.24%) Cisco IOS
5 3 (2.24%) FTP
6 2 (1.49%) Network Security
6 2 (1.49%) VLAN
7 1 (0.75%) 3G
7 1 (0.75%) Intranet
7 1 (0.75%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (13.43%) SQL Server
2 10 (7.46%) Relational Database
3 4 (2.99%) GIS
3 4 (2.99%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (2.99%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.49%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (1.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.75%) ActiveReports
5 1 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.75%) MS Access
5 1 (0.75%) MySQL
5 1 (0.75%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.75%) Power BI
5 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (2.99%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (2.24%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.75%) MSI
3 1 (0.75%) Selenium
General
1 10 (7.46%) Finance
2 7 (5.22%) Advertising
3 5 (3.73%) Military
4 3 (2.24%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.49%) Marketing
6 1 (0.75%) Automotive
6 1 (0.75%) Electronics
6 1 (0.75%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.75%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 26 (19.40%) Developer
2 20 (14.93%) Architect
3 17 (12.69%) Solutions Architect
4 16 (11.94%) .NET Developer
5 14 (10.45%) Analyst
6 12 (8.96%) Consultant
7 11 (8.21%) Support Engineer
8 10 (7.46%) Migration Engineer
9 9 (6.72%) IT Analyst
9 9 (6.72%) Wintel Support
10 8 (5.97%) Infrastructure Architect
10 8 (5.97%) Sitecore Developer
11 7 (5.22%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
11 7 (5.22%) Project Manager
12 6 (4.48%) CRM Architect
12 6 (4.48%) Service Analyst
13 5 (3.73%) Messaging Consultant
13 5 (3.73%) Service Desk Analyst
13 5 (3.73%) Support Analyst
13 5 (3.73%) Support Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (20.90%) .NET
2 7 (5.22%) ASP.NET
3 6 (4.48%) .NET Framework
4 5 (3.73%) AngularJS
4 5 (3.73%) CSS
4 5 (3.73%) Entity Framework
5 4 (2.99%) jQuery
5 4 (2.99%) SignalR
5 4 (2.99%) Web Services
6 3 (2.24%) HTML
6 3 (2.24%) Java EE
7 2 (1.49%) HTML5
7 2 (1.49%) Middleware
7 2 (1.49%) OOCSS
7 2 (1.49%) REST
7 2 (1.49%) SOAP
7 2 (1.49%) XML
8 1 (0.75%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (0.75%) Node.js
8 1 (0.75%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.96%) Data Centre
2 10 (7.46%) Private Cloud
3 7 (5.22%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (4.48%) Greenfield Project
5 5 (3.73%) Blackberry
6 4 (2.99%) Computer Science
7 3 (2.24%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.49%) Clustering
8 2 (1.49%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.75%) AS400
9 1 (0.75%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.75%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.75%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.75%) IVR
9 1 (0.75%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.75%) Replication
9 1 (0.75%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 57 (42.54%) Windows
2 21 (15.67%) Windows Server
3 17 (12.69%) Windows 7
4 16 (11.94%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (11.19%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (5.22%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (3.73%) Android
7 5 (3.73%) Apple iOS
7 5 (3.73%) Windows 10
8 3 (2.24%) Unix
8 3 (2.24%) VME
9 2 (1.49%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.75%) Linux
10 1 (0.75%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (28.36%) ITIL
2 17 (12.69%) Migration
3 16 (11.94%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (10.45%) CRM
5 13 (9.70%) Project Management
5 13 (9.70%) Scrum
6 12 (8.96%) Network Design
7 11 (8.21%) MVC
8 10 (7.46%) Virtual Environments
8 10 (7.46%) Virtual Infrastructure
9 9 (6.72%) Matrix Organization
9 9 (6.72%) Office Automation
9 9 (6.72%) TDD
10 8 (5.97%) DevOps
10 8 (5.97%) PRINCE2
10 8 (5.97%) Translating Business Requirements
11 7 (5.22%) Project Governance
11 7 (5.22%) SDLC
11 7 (5.22%) Service Management
12 6 (4.48%) UML
Programming Languages
1 25 (18.66%) SQL
2 19 (14.18%) C#
3 13 (9.70%) JavaScript
3 13 (9.70%) PowerShell
4 4 (2.99%) VB.NET
5 3 (2.24%) COBOL
5 3 (2.24%) VB
5 3 (2.24%) VB6
6 2 (1.49%) C
6 2 (1.49%) C++
6 2 (1.49%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.49%) TypeScript
6 2 (1.49%) VBA
Qualifications
1 52 (38.81%) Security Cleared
2 37 (27.61%) SC Cleared
3 21 (15.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 15 (11.19%) Degree
5 12 (8.96%) BPSS Clearance
6 6 (4.48%) MCSE
7 5 (3.73%) DV Cleared
8 4 (2.99%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (1.49%) ECDL
10 1 (0.75%) ISEB
10 1 (0.75%) MCSA
10 1 (0.75%) MCTS
10 1 (0.75%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.75%) PMP
10 1 (0.75%) Postgraduate
10 1 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.48%) PMO
2 5 (3.73%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (2.99%) SLA
4 1 (0.75%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.75%) QA
System Software
1 49 (36.57%) Active Directory
2 7 (5.22%) Hyper-V
3 4 (2.99%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (1.49%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (1.49%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 2 (1.49%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.75%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 15 (11.19%) SCCM
2 8 (5.97%) HP SiteScope
3 7 (5.22%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 4 (2.99%) Netcool
5 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.75%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 8 (5.97%) Sitecore
2 6 (4.48%) Cisco
2 6 (4.48%) Oracle
3 5 (3.73%) Trend Micro
4 4 (2.99%) HP
4 4 (2.99%) NetApp
4 4 (2.99%) VMware
5 3 (2.24%) Citrix
5 3 (2.24%) Informatica
5 3 (2.24%) ProCurve
5 3 (2.24%) SAP
6 2 (1.49%) AppSense
7 1 (0.75%) Apple
7 1 (0.75%) Infor
7 1 (0.75%) ThinPrint
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
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