Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 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
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 9 9 5
Rank change year-on-year 0 -4 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 136 122 504
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 13.71% 13.25% 22.51%
As % of the Vendors category 28.75% 26.01% 38.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 74 332
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £290 £350 £283
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.14% +23.80% -5.76%
10th Percentile £178 £211 £205
90th Percentile £500 £536 £388
North East median daily rate £293 £340 £283
% change year-on-year -13.97% +20.16% -5.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 30 75
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £18.50 £34.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.60% +21.43% +115.38%
10th Percentile £10.75 £9.95 £13.40
90th Percentile £30.38 £47.53 £36.00
North East median hourly rate £15.50 £32.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year -52.32% +18.18% +111.54%

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 473 469 1,322
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 47.68% 50.92% 59.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 337 309 859
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £350 £350 £303
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +15.70% -6.92%
10th Percentile £252 £256 £209
90th Percentile £545 £531 £458
North East median daily rate £363 £350 £310
% change year-on-year +3.57% +12.90% -4.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 36 108
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £25.50 £32.25 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.93% +15.18% +107.41%
10th Percentile £12.15 £9.75 £14.42
90th Percentile £37.63 £47.67 £36.00
North East median hourly rate £15.60 £30.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year -48.00% +7.14% +107.41%

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 17 August 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 17 August 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 17 August 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 -1 128 £290 -19.44% 37
Sunderland +4 5 £275 -21.43% 3
Gateshead -4 1 £73 -79.30% 5
Wallsend - 1 - -
Microsoft
North East

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 73 (53.68%) Windows
2 61 (44.85%) SQL Server
3 59 (43.38%) Security Cleared
4 51 (37.50%) SQL
4 51 (37.50%) Windows Server
5 48 (35.29%) Citrix
6 47 (34.56%) Active Directory
7 44 (32.35%) DNS
7 44 (32.35%) DHCP
7 44 (32.35%) SC Cleared
8 39 (28.68%) .NET
9 37 (27.21%) C#
9 37 (27.21%) Windows Server 2008
10 35 (25.74%) Agile Software Development
10 35 (25.74%) Windows Server 2003
11 33 (24.26%) ASP.NET
11 33 (24.26%) VMware
12 32 (23.53%) Degree
12 32 (23.53%) ITIL
13 29 (21.32%) MVC
14 27 (19.85%) Microsoft Certification
15 25 (18.38%) XenApp
16 24 (17.65%) BPSS Clearance
16 24 (17.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 23 (16.91%) PKI
17 23 (16.91%) Android
17 23 (16.91%) McAfee
17 23 (16.91%) Apple iOS
18 22 (16.18%) ASP.NET MVC
18 22 (16.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services

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 20 (14.71%) MS Exchange
2 9 (6.62%) OpenStack
3 5 (3.68%) Apache
3 5 (3.68%) nginx
3 5 (3.68%) Tomcat
4 4 (2.94%) IIS
4 4 (2.94%) Jetty
4 4 (2.94%) Mongrel
4 4 (2.94%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.47%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.74%) Confluence
6 1 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.74%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (0.74%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 14 (10.29%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.47%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.74%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (5.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.94%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (2.94%) Google App Engine
3 4 (2.94%) Google Cloud Platform
4 3 (2.21%) PaaS
4 3 (2.21%) SaaS
5 2 (1.47%) G Suite
5 2 (1.47%) Office 365
6 1 (0.74%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.74%) DigitalOcean
6 1 (0.74%) GitHub
6 1 (0.74%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.74%) Linode
6 1 (0.74%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.74%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 44 (32.35%) DHCP
1 44 (32.35%) DNS
2 14 (10.29%) Wi-Fi
3 11 (8.09%) 3G
4 8 (5.88%) NetScaler
4 8 (5.88%) TCP/IP
5 7 (5.15%) Firewall
5 7 (5.15%) Remote Desktop
6 6 (4.41%) HTTP
6 6 (4.41%) SAN
7 5 (3.68%) WAN
8 4 (2.94%) BGP
8 4 (2.94%) FTP
8 4 (2.94%) IP Telephony
8 4 (2.94%) IPsec
8 4 (2.94%) Network Security
8 4 (2.94%) OSPF
8 4 (2.94%) SSL
8 4 (2.94%) VPN
8 4 (2.94%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (44.85%) SQL Server
2 24 (17.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 22 (16.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (3.68%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (2.94%) MySQL
6 3 (2.21%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (2.21%) MongoDB
6 3 (2.21%) SAP HANA
7 2 (1.47%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.47%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.47%) SQL Server 2016
8 1 (0.74%) DataStage
8 1 (0.74%) IBM InfoSphere
8 1 (0.74%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 15 (11.03%) SpecFlow
2 5 (3.68%) Jenkins
2 5 (3.68%) JIRA
2 5 (3.68%) MSTest
2 5 (3.68%) NCrunch
3 4 (2.94%) Travis CI
4 3 (2.21%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (1.47%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.74%) GitLab
6 1 (0.74%) Maven
6 1 (0.74%) MSI
6 1 (0.74%) NUnit
6 1 (0.74%) Subversion
6 1 (0.74%) Vagrant
General
1 12 (8.82%) Finance
2 10 (7.35%) Banking
3 5 (3.68%) Retail Banking
4 3 (2.21%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.74%) Advertising
5 1 (0.74%) Legal
5 1 (0.74%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.74%) Military
5 1 (0.74%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 40 (29.41%) Developer
2 26 (19.12%) C# Developer
3 16 (11.76%) Mobility Engineer
4 15 (11.03%) .NET Developer
5 14 (10.29%) 2nd Line Support
6 12 (8.82%) Support Engineer
7 11 (8.09%) Analyst
8 10 (7.35%) ASP.NET Developer
8 10 (7.35%) C# .NET Developer
8 10 (7.35%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 8 (5.88%) Citrix Engineer
10 7 (5.15%) SQL Developer
11 6 (4.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 5 (3.68%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 5 (3.68%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 5 (3.68%) Consultant
12 5 (3.68%) Desktop Support
12 5 (3.68%) Support Analyst
13 4 (2.94%) .NET Web Applications Developer
13 4 (2.94%) ASP.NET Web Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (28.68%) .NET
2 33 (24.26%) ASP.NET
3 22 (16.18%) ASP.NET MVC
4 16 (11.76%) CSS
5 12 (8.82%) HTML
6 5 (3.68%) J2EE
6 5 (3.68%) LINQ
6 5 (3.68%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 4 (2.94%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 4 (2.94%) HTML5
7 4 (2.94%) JSON
7 4 (2.94%) KnockoutJS
7 4 (2.94%) Servlets
8 2 (1.47%) .NET Framework
8 2 (1.47%) jQuery
8 2 (1.47%) Middleware
9 1 (0.74%) ActiveMQ
9 1 (0.74%) Ajax
9 1 (0.74%) Apache Flex
9 1 (0.74%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 23 (16.91%) PKI
2 18 (13.24%) Computer Science
3 14 (10.29%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (8.09%) Fat Client
4 11 (8.09%) Thin Client
5 10 (7.35%) Data Centre
6 8 (5.88%) Management Information System
7 6 (4.41%) Self-Motivation
8 5 (3.68%) Clustering
9 4 (2.94%) Smartphone
10 3 (2.21%) Virtual Team
11 2 (1.47%) Greenfield Project
12 1 (0.74%) Algorithms
12 1 (0.74%) iPhone
12 1 (0.74%) Public Cloud
12 1 (0.74%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 73 (53.68%) Windows
2 51 (37.50%) Windows Server
3 37 (27.21%) Windows Server 2008
4 35 (25.74%) Windows Server 2003
5 23 (16.91%) Android
5 23 (16.91%) Apple iOS
6 21 (15.44%) Linux
7 18 (13.24%) Windows Phone
7 18 (13.24%) Windows Phone 8
8 13 (9.56%) Windows 10
8 13 (9.56%) Windows 7
9 12 (8.82%) Windows 8
10 6 (4.41%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (2.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (2.94%) Windows 2000
12 3 (2.21%) AIX
12 3 (2.21%) Mac OS
12 3 (2.21%) Mac OS X
12 3 (2.21%) Solaris
12 3 (2.21%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (25.74%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (23.53%) ITIL
3 29 (21.32%) MVC
4 20 (14.71%) Incident Management
5 19 (13.97%) Scrum
5 19 (13.97%) TDD
6 18 (13.24%) Problem-Solving
7 17 (12.50%) BDD
8 16 (11.76%) Content Management
9 14 (10.29%) Software Delivery
10 12 (8.82%) Open Source
11 9 (6.62%) Analytics
11 9 (6.62%) ITSM
12 8 (5.88%) DevOps
12 8 (5.88%) OO
12 8 (5.88%) Project Management
12 8 (5.88%) Service Management
12 8 (5.88%) Time Management
13 7 (5.15%) Contract Management
13 7 (5.15%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 51 (37.50%) SQL
2 37 (27.21%) C#
3 20 (14.71%) JavaScript
3 20 (14.71%) PowerShell
3 20 (14.71%) T-SQL
4 6 (4.41%) Java
5 4 (2.94%) Perl
6 2 (1.47%) Python
6 2 (1.47%) Ruby
6 2 (1.47%) VB
7 1 (0.74%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.74%) Jython
7 1 (0.74%) PHP
7 1 (0.74%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.74%) TypeScript
7 1 (0.74%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 59 (43.38%) Security Cleared
2 44 (32.35%) SC Cleared
3 32 (23.53%) Degree
4 27 (19.85%) Microsoft Certification
5 24 (17.65%) BPSS Clearance
6 17 (12.50%) Computer Science Degree
7 14 (10.29%) Citrix Certification
8 6 (4.41%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (4.41%) DV Cleared
9 5 (3.68%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 4 (2.94%) CCDP
10 4 (2.94%) CCIE
10 4 (2.94%) CCNP
10 4 (2.94%) Chartered Engineer
10 4 (2.94%) CISM
10 4 (2.94%) CISSP
10 4 (2.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (2.21%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (1.47%) CCNA
12 2 (1.47%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (14.71%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (2.94%) QA
3 1 (0.74%) PMO
System Software
1 47 (34.56%) Active Directory
2 25 (18.38%) XenApp
3 21 (15.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (10.29%) XenDesktop
4 14 (10.29%) XenServer
5 12 (8.82%) Microsoft App-V
6 6 (4.41%) Hyper-V
7 5 (3.68%) vSphere
7 5 (3.68%) Xen
8 4 (2.94%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (2.94%) VMware NSX
9 3 (2.21%) Docker
10 2 (1.47%) Firmware
11 1 (0.74%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 18 (13.24%) AirWatch
1 18 (13.24%) SAP Afaria
1 18 (13.24%) XenMobile
2 14 (10.29%) SCCM
3 12 (8.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 6 (4.41%) Ansible
4 6 (4.41%) Microsoft Clustering
4 6 (4.41%) Puppet
4 6 (4.41%) Terraform
5 5 (3.68%) McAfee ePO
5 5 (3.68%) PowerCLI
6 4 (2.94%) SafeCom
6 4 (2.94%) vCenter Server
6 4 (2.94%) vRealize
7 3 (2.21%) EMC NetWorker
7 3 (2.21%) HP Data Protector
7 3 (2.21%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (2.21%) PureDisk
7 3 (2.21%) Simpana
7 3 (2.21%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 48 (35.29%) Citrix
2 33 (24.26%) VMware
3 23 (16.91%) McAfee
4 21 (15.44%) Apple
4 21 (15.44%) SAP
5 20 (14.71%) Ivanti
6 15 (11.03%) ThinPrint
7 10 (7.35%) Cisco
7 10 (7.35%) Google
8 7 (5.15%) Symantec
9 6 (4.41%) HP
10 4 (2.94%) IBM
10 4 (2.94%) Oracle
11 3 (2.21%) arcserve
11 3 (2.21%) CA
11 3 (2.21%) CommVault
11 3 (2.21%) EMC
11 3 (2.21%) NetApp
11 3 (2.21%) Sun
11 3 (2.21%) Veritas