Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 18 7 5
Rank change year-on-year -11 -2 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 99 136 610
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 11.17% 15.06% 24.01%
As % of the Vendors category 27.81% 30.22% 41.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 88 456
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £350 £362 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.31% +13.13% -8.57%
10th Percentile £140 £205 £205
90th Percentile £491 £530 £476
North East median daily rate £350 £345 £320
% change year-on-year +1.45% +7.81% -5.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 27 85
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £12.50 £32.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -60.94% +16.36% +102.13%
10th Percentile £10.75 £9.14 £10.10
90th Percentile £20.75 £47.63 £36.00
North East median hourly rate £13.00 £32.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year -59.38% +18.52% +96.94%

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 356 450 1,487
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 40.18% 49.83% 58.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 233 311 1,017
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £400 £350 £321
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +9.03% -7.62%
10th Percentile £251 £256 £210
90th Percentile £585 £525 £475
North East median daily rate £400 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +14.29% +7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 32 112
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £13.00 £29.25 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -55.56% +4.46% +30.23%
10th Percentile £10.38 £9.00 £10.73
90th Percentile £29.90 £47.42 £36.00
North East median hourly rate £14.00 £21.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year -34.88% -23.21% +57.57%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 -12 82 £350 -4.11% 71
Sunderland -1 10 £245 -10.91% 5
Gateshead -3 5 £135 -61.43% 4
Wallsend - 1 - -
South Shields - 1 £325 - 2
Microsoft
North East

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 47 (47.47%) SQL Server
2 43 (43.43%) Windows
3 38 (38.38%) Active Directory
4 33 (33.33%) Security Cleared
5 32 (32.32%) SQL
6 28 (28.28%) SC Cleared
6 28 (28.28%) Windows Server
7 22 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
8 21 (21.21%) Windows Server 2003
9 20 (20.20%) ITIL
10 17 (17.17%) .NET
10 17 (17.17%) C#
10 17 (17.17%) Agile Software Development
11 16 (16.16%) VMware Infrastructure
11 16 (16.16%) JavaScript
11 16 (16.16%) VMware
11 16 (16.16%) Problem-Solving
12 15 (15.15%) ITSM
12 15 (15.15%) ASP.NET
12 15 (15.15%) MS Exchange
13 14 (14.14%) DNS
13 14 (14.14%) Microsoft Office
13 14 (14.14%) SCCM
14 13 (13.13%) MVC
14 13 (13.13%) Microsoft Clustering
15 12 (12.12%) Apple iOS
15 12 (12.12%) Windows Server 2012
15 12 (12.12%) Firewall
15 12 (12.12%) Apple
15 12 (12.12%) DHCP

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 15 (15.15%) MS Exchange
2 6 (6.06%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.02%) Apache
3 2 (2.02%) Confluence
3 2 (2.02%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (2.02%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.01%) IIS
4 1 (1.01%) Jetty
4 1 (1.01%) Mongrel
4 1 (1.01%) nginx
4 1 (1.01%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (1.01%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.01%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.01%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.01%) WebSphere
Applications
1 14 (14.14%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (4.04%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (4.04%) MS Visio
3 3 (3.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (3.03%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (2.02%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 1 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (10.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (6.06%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (4.04%) SaaS
4 3 (3.03%) G Suite
4 3 (3.03%) Office 365
4 3 (3.03%) PaaS
5 2 (2.02%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (2.02%) IaaS
6 1 (1.01%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (1.01%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (1.01%) DigitalOcean
6 1 (1.01%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (1.01%) GitHub
6 1 (1.01%) Google Analytics
6 1 (1.01%) Google App Engine
6 1 (1.01%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (1.01%) Linode
Communications & Networking
1 14 (14.14%) DNS
2 12 (12.12%) DHCP
2 12 (12.12%) Firewall
3 7 (7.07%) HTTP
3 7 (7.07%) Wi-Fi
4 6 (6.06%) HTTPS
4 6 (6.06%) iSCSI
4 6 (6.06%) NAS
4 6 (6.06%) SAN
5 5 (5.05%) LAN
6 4 (4.04%) 3G
7 3 (3.03%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (3.03%) Remote Desktop
7 3 (3.03%) WAN
8 2 (2.02%) Network Security
8 2 (2.02%) Skype
8 2 (2.02%) TCP/IP
8 2 (2.02%) VoIP
8 2 (2.02%) WebEx
9 1 (1.01%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (47.47%) SQL Server
2 12 (12.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (8.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (5.05%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (3.03%) MySQL
6 2 (2.02%) MongoDB
6 2 (2.02%) NoSQL
6 2 (2.02%) SQL Server 2016
6 2 (2.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (1.01%) DataStage
7 1 (1.01%) IBM InfoSphere
7 1 (1.01%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.01%) Power BI
7 1 (1.01%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (8.08%) GitLab
2 7 (7.07%) JIRA
3 5 (5.05%) MSTest
3 5 (5.05%) NCrunch
4 4 (4.04%) Artifactory
5 3 (3.03%) Git (software)
5 3 (3.03%) Jenkins
5 3 (3.03%) SpecFlow
6 1 (1.01%) NUnit
6 1 (1.01%) Subversion
6 1 (1.01%) Travis CI
6 1 (1.01%) Vagrant
General
1 5 (5.05%) Finance
2 3 (3.03%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.02%) Banking
3 2 (2.02%) Military
3 2 (2.02%) Retail
3 2 (2.02%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.01%) Advertising
4 1 (1.01%) Multimedia
4 1 (1.01%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (22.22%) Developer
2 9 (9.09%) .NET Developer
2 9 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
2 9 (9.09%) Analyst
2 9 (9.09%) C# Developer
3 7 (7.07%) Administrator
3 7 (7.07%) SQL Developer
4 5 (5.05%) ASP.NET Developer
4 5 (5.05%) Automation Engineer
4 5 (5.05%) C# .NET Developer
4 5 (5.05%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 5 (5.05%) Desktop Support
4 5 (5.05%) Support Analyst
4 5 (5.05%) Support Engineer
4 5 (5.05%) Systems Administrator
4 5 (5.05%) Windows Administrator
5 4 (4.04%) .NET Web Applications Developer
5 4 (4.04%) ASP.NET Web Applications Developer
5 4 (4.04%) C# Web Application Developer
5 4 (4.04%) Infrastructure Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (17.17%) .NET
2 15 (15.15%) ASP.NET
3 10 (10.10%) ASP.NET MVC
4 7 (7.07%) CSS
5 6 (6.06%) Middleware
6 5 (5.05%) LINQ
7 4 (4.04%) Web Services
8 3 (3.03%) HTML
9 2 (2.02%) .NET Framework
9 2 (2.02%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 1 (1.01%) ActiveMQ
10 1 (1.01%) Entity Framework
10 1 (1.01%) J2EE
10 1 (1.01%) LAMP
10 1 (1.01%) LAPP Stack
10 1 (1.01%) MSMQ
10 1 (1.01%) Ruby on Rails
10 1 (1.01%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.09%) Clustering
2 8 (8.08%) Management Information System
3 7 (7.07%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (6.06%) PKI
5 4 (4.04%) Computer Science
5 4 (4.04%) Fat Client
5 4 (4.04%) Smartphone
5 4 (4.04%) Thin Client
6 3 (3.03%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (3.03%) User Experience
7 2 (2.02%) Data Centre
8 1 (1.01%) Blackberry
8 1 (1.01%) Driving Licence
8 1 (1.01%) iPhone
8 1 (1.01%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 43 (43.43%) Windows
2 28 (28.28%) Windows Server
3 22 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 21 (21.21%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (12.12%) Android
5 12 (12.12%) Apple iOS
5 12 (12.12%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (11.11%) Windows 7
7 10 (10.10%) Windows 10
8 9 (9.09%) Linux
9 6 (6.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (6.06%) Windows Phone
9 6 (6.06%) Windows Phone 8
10 5 (5.05%) Windows XP
11 4 (4.04%) Windows 8
12 3 (3.03%) Mac OS
12 3 (3.03%) Mac OS X
13 2 (2.02%) DC/OS
13 2 (2.02%) Mesosphere
13 2 (2.02%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (20.20%) ITIL
2 17 (17.17%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (16.16%) Problem-Solving
4 15 (15.15%) ITSM
5 13 (13.13%) MVC
6 11 (11.11%) OO
6 11 (11.11%) Service Management
6 11 (11.11%) Time Management
7 9 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
7 9 (9.09%) Open Source
8 8 (8.08%) Project Management
9 7 (7.07%) Capacity Planning
9 7 (7.07%) DevOps
9 7 (7.07%) Incident Management
9 7 (7.07%) Performance Monitoring
9 7 (7.07%) Performance Tuning
9 7 (7.07%) Security Hardening
10 6 (6.06%) Runbook
10 6 (6.06%) Software Delivery
10 6 (6.06%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 32 (32.32%) SQL
2 17 (17.17%) C#
3 16 (16.16%) JavaScript
4 8 (8.08%) T-SQL
5 7 (7.07%) Shell Script
6 5 (5.05%) Bash Shell
7 3 (3.03%) Perl
7 3 (3.03%) PowerShell
7 3 (3.03%) Python
8 2 (2.02%) Java
9 1 (1.01%) C
9 1 (1.01%) Jython
9 1 (1.01%) PHP
9 1 (1.01%) Ruby
9 1 (1.01%) VB
Qualifications
1 33 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 28 (28.28%) SC Cleared
3 8 (8.08%) Degree
3 8 (8.08%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (7.07%) DV Cleared
5 6 (6.06%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (4.04%) Citrix Certification
7 3 (3.03%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (2.02%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (2.02%) DBS Check
8 2 (2.02%) MCSA
8 2 (2.02%) MCSE
8 2 (2.02%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (1.01%) A+ Certification
9 1 (1.01%) CCIE
9 1 (1.01%) CCNP
9 1 (1.01%) Chartered Engineer
9 1 (1.01%) CISSP
9 1 (1.01%) MCP
9 1 (1.01%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.04%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (2.02%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 2 (2.02%) QA
3 1 (1.01%) PMO
System Software
1 38 (38.38%) Active Directory
2 16 (16.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (10.10%) XenApp
4 6 (6.06%) Oracle RAC
4 6 (6.06%) XenDesktop
5 5 (5.05%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (4.04%) Docker
6 4 (4.04%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (3.03%) Hyper-V
8 2 (2.02%) Xen
9 1 (1.01%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 14 (14.14%) SCCM
2 13 (13.13%) Microsoft Clustering
3 9 (9.09%) Puppet
4 6 (6.06%) AirWatch
4 6 (6.06%) HP Operations Orchestration
4 6 (6.06%) SAP Afaria
4 6 (6.06%) SCOM
4 6 (6.06%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 6 (6.06%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 6 (6.06%) vCenter Server
4 6 (6.06%) XenMobile
5 5 (5.05%) Terraform
5 5 (5.05%) vMotion
6 4 (4.04%) Ansible
7 3 (3.03%) Failover Clustering
7 3 (3.03%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (2.02%) Docker Swarm
8 2 (2.02%) Kubernetes
9 1 (1.01%) Nagios
9 1 (1.01%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 16 (16.16%) VMware
2 12 (12.12%) Apple
2 12 (12.12%) Citrix
3 11 (11.11%) HP
4 7 (7.07%) Google
5 6 (6.06%) 3PAR
5 6 (6.06%) BMC
5 6 (6.06%) McAfee
5 6 (6.06%) Oracle
5 6 (6.06%) SAP
6 5 (5.05%) Cisco
6 5 (5.05%) EMC
6 5 (5.05%) Red Hat
7 4 (4.04%) Ivanti
7 4 (4.04%) ThinPrint
8 3 (3.03%) ServiceNow
9 2 (2.02%) BT
10 1 (1.01%) Bomgar
10 1 (1.01%) IBM
10 1 (1.01%) Meraki