Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 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
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 8 5 8
Rank change year-on-year -3 +3 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 130 391 192
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 13.70% 20.24% 13.11%
As % of the Vendors category 33.08% 38.22% 31.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 340 153
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £400 £350 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -7.89% +14.54%
10th Percentile £161 £263 £276
90th Percentile £550 £536 £563
North East median daily rate £400 £350 £380
% change year-on-year +14.29% -7.89% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 37 11
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £12.50 £26.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -52.83% +89.29% -37.08%
10th Percentile £8.33 £9.68 £9.50
90th Percentile £32.10 £38.75 £15.50
North East median hourly rate £12.50 £26.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year -52.83% +96.30% -50.91%

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 393 1,023 611
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 41.41% 52.95% 41.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 275 719 389
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £400 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -6.67% +1.35%
10th Percentile £250 £263 £255
90th Percentile £550 £533 £560
North East median daily rate £384 £355 £400
% change year-on-year +8.10% -11.25% +8.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 60 38
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £12.50 £23.25 £21.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.24% +6.04% +40.10%
10th Percentile £8.38 £10.25 £10.04
90th Percentile £31.00 £40.30 £36.60
North East median hourly rate £12.75 £23.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year -44.57% +17.95% +12.23%

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 19 February 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
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 19 February 2018.

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 19 February 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 -3 119 £400 +14.29% 51
Sunderland +7 11 £208 -27.83% 7
Microsoft
North East

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 49 (37.69%) Windows
2 36 (27.69%) Active Directory
3 34 (26.15%) ITIL
3 34 (26.15%) .NET
3 34 (26.15%) Security Cleared
4 32 (24.62%) Agile Software Development
5 31 (23.85%) Microsoft Office
6 28 (21.54%) C#
7 27 (20.77%) SQL Server
8 26 (20.00%) SharePoint
9 25 (19.23%) Project Management
10 24 (18.46%) SC Cleared
10 24 (18.46%) Windows Server
11 23 (17.69%) SQL
12 21 (16.15%) Microsoft Excel
12 21 (16.15%) Degree
12 21 (16.15%) Office 365
13 20 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
13 20 (15.38%) JavaScript
14 18 (13.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 18 (13.85%) Migration
15 16 (12.31%) Finance
15 16 (12.31%) PowerShell
16 15 (11.54%) Skype for Business
16 15 (11.54%) VMware
16 15 (11.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
16 15 (11.54%) Microsoft Certification
16 15 (11.54%) Service Management
16 15 (11.54%) Visual Studio
17 14 (10.77%) MS Exchange

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 26 (20.00%) SharePoint
2 15 (11.54%) Skype for Business
3 14 (10.77%) MS Exchange
4 13 (10.00%) SharePoint 2010
5 10 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
6 9 (6.92%) OpenStack
7 8 (6.15%) Exchange Server 2007
7 8 (6.15%) Exchange Server 2013
7 8 (6.15%) SharePoint 2013
8 5 (3.85%) Apache Spark
9 4 (3.08%) K2 blackpearl
10 2 (1.54%) Apache
10 2 (1.54%) Confluence
10 2 (1.54%) IIS
10 2 (1.54%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.77%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.77%) Documentum
11 1 (0.77%) Jetty
11 1 (0.77%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.77%) WebSphere
Applications
1 31 (23.85%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (16.15%) Microsoft Excel
3 15 (11.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 12 (9.23%) MS Visio
5 11 (8.46%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (3.08%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.77%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (8.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.54%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.54%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.77%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.77%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.77%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.77%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.77%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.77%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 21 (16.15%) Office 365
2 6 (4.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (4.62%) SaaS
3 5 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.54%) Mimecast
4 2 (1.54%) PaaS
5 1 (0.77%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.77%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.77%) DigitalOcean
5 1 (0.77%) FinancialForce
5 1 (0.77%) Google App Engine
5 1 (0.77%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.77%) IaaS
5 1 (0.77%) Linode
Communications & Networking
1 13 (10.00%) Skype
2 12 (9.23%) DNS
3 11 (8.46%) DHCP
4 7 (5.38%) Firewall
5 5 (3.85%) FTP
5 5 (3.85%) Internet
5 5 (3.85%) SAN
5 5 (3.85%) Unified Communications
6 4 (3.08%) NAS
6 4 (3.08%) PBX
6 4 (3.08%) PSTN
6 4 (3.08%) VPN
7 3 (2.31%) TCP/IP
7 3 (2.31%) VoIP
7 3 (2.31%) WAN
8 2 (1.54%) HTTP
8 2 (1.54%) Intranet
8 2 (1.54%) Remote Desktop
9 1 (0.77%) iSCSI
9 1 (0.77%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (20.77%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.15%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (3.85%) Big Data
3 5 (3.85%) Hadoop
4 4 (3.08%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (2.31%) MySQL
5 3 (2.31%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.54%) ActiveReports
6 2 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.54%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.54%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (1.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.77%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.77%) DataStage
7 1 (0.77%) IBM InfoSphere
7 1 (0.77%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.77%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.77%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.77%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (0.77%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 15 (11.54%) Visual Studio
2 7 (5.38%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.54%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.54%) JIRA
4 1 (0.77%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.77%) gulp
4 1 (0.77%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (0.77%) Selenium
4 1 (0.77%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.77%) Subversion
4 1 (0.77%) Toad
4 1 (0.77%) Travis CI
4 1 (0.77%) Vagrant
General
1 16 (12.31%) Finance
2 4 (3.08%) Advertising
3 2 (1.54%) General Ledger
3 2 (1.54%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.54%) Publishing
4 1 (0.77%) Back Office
4 1 (0.77%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (13.85%) Developer
2 11 (8.46%) Analyst
3 10 (7.69%) Service Manager
3 10 (7.69%) Service Transition Manager
3 10 (7.69%) Transition Manager
4 9 (6.92%) Architect
4 9 (6.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 9 (6.92%) Service Analyst
5 8 (6.15%) Service Desk Analyst
6 7 (5.38%) Implementation Manager
7 6 (4.62%) Consultant
7 6 (4.62%) DevOps Engineer
7 6 (4.62%) Solutions Architect
7 6 (4.62%) Support Engineer
7 6 (4.62%) Support Officer
8 5 (3.85%) C# Developer
8 5 (3.85%) Messaging Specialist
8 5 (3.85%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (3.85%) Senior Manager
9 4 (3.08%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (26.15%) .NET
2 11 (8.46%) HTML
3 10 (7.69%) ASP.NET
4 9 (6.92%) XML
5 7 (5.38%) AngularJS
5 7 (5.38%) CSS
6 6 (4.62%) jQuery
7 5 (3.85%) .NET Framework
7 5 (3.85%) HTML5
7 5 (3.85%) KnockoutJS
7 5 (3.85%) Node.js
7 5 (3.85%) React
7 5 (3.85%) Web Services
8 3 (2.31%) MSMQ
9 2 (1.54%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 1 (0.77%) Angular 2
10 1 (0.77%) ASP.NET MVC
10 1 (0.77%) CAML
10 1 (0.77%) LAPP Stack
10 1 (0.77%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.92%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (6.15%) Management Information System
3 6 (4.62%) Data Centre
4 5 (3.85%) Video Conferencing
4 5 (3.85%) Virtual Team
5 4 (3.08%) Public Cloud
6 3 (2.31%) Clustering
6 3 (2.31%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.31%) PKI
7 2 (1.54%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.54%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.54%) Social Network
8 1 (0.77%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.77%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.77%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 49 (37.69%) Windows
2 24 (18.46%) Windows Server
3 20 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (5.38%) Linux
5 7 (5.38%) Windows 7
6 4 (3.08%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (3.08%) Windows XP
7 3 (2.31%) Unix
7 3 (2.31%) Windows 2000
8 2 (1.54%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (26.15%) ITIL
2 32 (24.62%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (19.23%) Project Management
4 18 (13.85%) Migration
5 15 (11.54%) Service Management
6 14 (10.77%) Scrum
7 13 (10.00%) PRINCE2
7 13 (10.00%) Risk Management
8 12 (9.23%) Collaborative Working
8 12 (9.23%) DevOps
9 11 (8.46%) CRM
9 11 (8.46%) ITIL V3
10 10 (7.69%) Change Management
10 10 (7.69%) Release Management
10 10 (7.69%) Service Design
10 10 (7.69%) Transition Management
11 9 (6.92%) SFIA
12 8 (6.15%) Configuration Management
12 8 (6.15%) Kanban
12 8 (6.15%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 28 (21.54%) C#
2 23 (17.69%) SQL
3 20 (15.38%) JavaScript
4 16 (12.31%) PowerShell
5 7 (5.38%) Java
6 5 (3.85%) Scala
6 5 (3.85%) VB.NET
7 4 (3.08%) VBA
8 3 (2.31%) Shell Script
8 3 (2.31%) VB
9 2 (1.54%) C
10 1 (0.77%) Jython
10 1 (0.77%) PHP
10 1 (0.77%) Python
10 1 (0.77%) Ruby
10 1 (0.77%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 34 (26.15%) Security Cleared
2 24 (18.46%) SC Cleared
3 21 (16.15%) Degree
4 15 (11.54%) Microsoft Certification
5 13 (10.00%) MCSE
6 6 (4.62%) BPSS Clearance
6 6 (4.62%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 4 (3.08%) DV Cleared
8 3 (2.31%) CCDP
8 3 (2.31%) CCIE
8 3 (2.31%) CCNP
8 3 (2.31%) Chartered Engineer
8 3 (2.31%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (2.31%) CISM
8 3 (2.31%) CISSP
8 3 (2.31%) NVQ Level 3
9 2 (1.54%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (0.77%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.08%) PMO
1 4 (3.08%) QA
2 3 (2.31%) SLA
3 2 (1.54%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.54%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.54%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.54%) PMBOK
4 1 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 36 (27.69%) Active Directory
2 10 (7.69%) Hyper-V
2 10 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (5.38%) Brightmail
4 4 (3.08%) XenApp
5 3 (2.31%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (2.31%) vSphere
5 3 (2.31%) XenDesktop
5 3 (2.31%) XenServer
6 2 (1.54%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (1.54%) Xen
7 1 (0.77%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.77%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.77%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 18 (13.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 6 (4.62%) SCCM
3 3 (2.31%) Microsoft Clustering
3 3 (2.31%) Nagios
3 3 (2.31%) vCenter Server
3 3 (2.31%) ZABBIX
4 2 (1.54%) Ansible
4 2 (1.54%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (1.54%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.54%) Puppet
4 2 (1.54%) WSUS
5 1 (0.77%) HP Operations Orchestration
5 1 (0.77%) OpenNMS
5 1 (0.77%) PowerCLI
5 1 (0.77%) SafeCom
5 1 (0.77%) Terraform
5 1 (0.77%) vRealize
Vendors
1 15 (11.54%) VMware
2 8 (6.15%) Citrix
2 8 (6.15%) HP
3 7 (5.38%) CheckPoint
3 7 (5.38%) IBM
3 7 (5.38%) IronPort
4 6 (4.62%) Cisco
4 6 (4.62%) ServiceNow
5 5 (3.85%) Polycom
6 3 (2.31%) Rackspace
7 2 (1.54%) 3PAR
7 2 (1.54%) Apple
7 2 (1.54%) Dell
7 2 (1.54%) Google
7 2 (1.54%) Ivanti
7 2 (1.54%) Kaspersky
7 2 (1.54%) McAfee
7 2 (1.54%) Oracle
7 2 (1.54%) Pega
7 2 (1.54%) Symantec