Period
to 21 May 2019

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 21 May 2019 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
21 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 10 9 8
Rank change year-on-year -1 -1 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 109 148 160
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 11.70% 14.34% 13.69%
As % of the Vendors category 32.63% 33.33% 28.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 112 119
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £400 £300 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -17.24% +20.83%
10th Percentile £150 £178 £254
90th Percentile £538 £538 £550
North East median daily rate £368 £300 £350
% change year-on-year +22.50% -14.29% +16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 14 28
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £17.37 £12.75 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.24% -58.87% +14.81%
10th Percentile £12.44 £9.02 £9.84
90th Percentile £21.00 £30.63 £40.60
North East median hourly rate £15.73 £13.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year +21.00% -55.93% +11.32%

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 334 444 553
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 35.84% 43.02% 47.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 318 364
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £403 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.00% -3.45% +13.28%
10th Percentile £189 £229 £256
90th Percentile £571 £525 £546
North East median daily rate £400 £350 £360
% change year-on-year +14.29% -2.78% +10.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 19 43
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £16.24 £13.00 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.92% -46.94% -9.26%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.08 £10.25
90th Percentile £21.00 £35.00 £42.80
North East median hourly rate £15.73 £14.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year +12.36% -40.43% -12.96%

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 21 May 2019.

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 21 May 2019. 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 -4 83 £400 +33.33% 24
Gateshead -6 14 £450 +520.69%
Sunderland - 11 £228 - 5
Tyneside - 1 - -
Microsoft
North East

For the 6 months to 21 May 2019, 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 40 (36.70%) Windows
2 37 (33.94%) Active Directory
3 27 (24.77%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (24.77%) Microsoft Azure
4 25 (22.94%) SQL
5 23 (21.10%) SharePoint
5 23 (21.10%) Git (software)
6 21 (19.27%) Amazon AWS
6 21 (19.27%) SQL Server
7 20 (18.35%) JIRA
7 20 (18.35%) Windows 7
7 20 (18.35%) Office 365
8 18 (16.51%) DevOps
9 17 (15.60%) Docker
10 15 (13.76%) JavaScript
10 15 (13.76%) Ansible
10 15 (13.76%) GitLab
10 15 (13.76%) Terraform
11 14 (12.84%) Kubernetes
12 13 (11.93%) Migration
12 13 (11.93%) ITIL
12 13 (11.93%) Jenkins
12 13 (11.93%) Confluence
12 13 (11.93%) Skype for Business
13 12 (11.01%) Apple iOS
13 12 (11.01%) Microsoft Office
13 12 (11.01%) Android
14 11 (10.09%) SC Cleared
14 11 (10.09%) PowerShell
14 11 (10.09%) Security Cleared

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 23 (21.10%) SharePoint
2 13 (11.93%) Confluence
2 13 (11.93%) Skype for Business
3 11 (10.09%) MS Exchange
4 9 (8.26%) IIS
5 3 (2.75%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (2.75%) TPMS
6 2 (1.83%) IBM HTTP Server
6 2 (1.83%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.92%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.92%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 12 (11.01%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (10.09%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (5.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (3.67%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (3.67%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.92%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (6.42%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 27 (24.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (19.27%) Amazon AWS
3 20 (18.35%) Office 365
4 11 (10.09%) Azure Active Directory
5 7 (6.42%) AWS CloudFormation
6 6 (5.50%) Power Platform
7 4 (3.67%) IaaS
7 4 (3.67%) PaaS
8 3 (2.75%) GitHub
9 2 (1.83%) SaaS
10 1 (0.92%) Akamai
10 1 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.92%) iPaaS
10 1 (0.92%) Kong
10 1 (0.92%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.92%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 11 (10.09%) Skype
2 10 (9.17%) Firewall
3 7 (6.42%) SAN
4 6 (5.50%) LAN
4 6 (5.50%) Network Security
5 4 (3.67%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (3.67%) HTTP
5 4 (3.67%) NAS
6 3 (2.75%) DHCP
6 3 (2.75%) DNS
6 3 (2.75%) iSCSI
6 3 (2.75%) Remote Desktop
6 3 (2.75%) WAN
6 3 (2.75%) WebEx
7 2 (1.83%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.92%) BGP
8 1 (0.92%) OSPF
8 1 (0.92%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.92%) VoIP
8 1 (0.92%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (19.27%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.42%) PostgreSQL
2 7 (6.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (5.50%) Power BI
4 3 (2.75%) Cosmos DB
4 3 (2.75%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (2.75%) HSQLDB
4 3 (2.75%) MongoDB
4 3 (2.75%) Redis
5 2 (1.83%) Big Data
5 2 (1.83%) Data Mart
5 2 (1.83%) MySQL
5 2 (1.83%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.92%) Data Lake
6 1 (0.92%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.92%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 23 (21.10%) Git (software)
2 20 (18.35%) JIRA
3 15 (13.76%) GitLab
4 13 (11.93%) Jenkins
5 7 (6.42%) Selenium
5 7 (6.42%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (5.50%) Cucumber
7 3 (2.75%) Gatling
7 3 (2.75%) git-flow
7 3 (2.75%) JMeter
7 3 (2.75%) JUnit
8 1 (0.92%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.92%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (0.92%) WebDriver
General
1 8 (7.34%) Finance
2 2 (1.83%) Back Office
2 2 (1.83%) Banking
2 2 (1.83%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.92%) Front Office
3 1 (0.92%) Legal
3 1 (0.92%) Publishing
3 1 (0.92%) Retail
Job Titles
1 27 (24.77%) Analyst
2 16 (14.68%) Developer
3 14 (12.84%) DevOps Engineer
3 14 (12.84%) Support Analyst
4 11 (10.09%) Support Engineer
5 9 (8.26%) AWS DevOps
5 9 (8.26%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 9 (8.26%) AWS Engineer
6 7 (6.42%) 2nd Line Support
6 7 (6.42%) CRM Developer
6 7 (6.42%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 7 (6.42%) Systems Engineer
7 6 (5.50%) Desktop Support
7 6 (5.50%) IT Support
7 6 (5.50%) JIRA Engineer
8 5 (4.59%) Consultant
9 4 (3.67%) Architect
9 4 (3.67%) Systems Support
9 4 (3.67%) Systems Support Engineer
9 4 (3.67%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.34%) .NET
2 7 (6.42%) Web Services
3 6 (5.50%) XML
4 5 (4.59%) Middleware
5 3 (2.75%) AngularJS
5 3 (2.75%) hapi
5 3 (2.75%) Hibernate
5 3 (2.75%) jQuery
5 3 (2.75%) Node.js
5 3 (2.75%) React
5 3 (2.75%) Spring Boot
6 1 (0.92%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.92%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.92%) JSON
6 1 (0.92%) RESTful
6 1 (0.92%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.50%) Data Centre
2 3 (2.75%) Blackberry
2 3 (2.75%) Enterprise Storage
3 2 (1.83%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.83%) Clustering
3 2 (1.83%) Private Cloud
3 2 (1.83%) Public Cloud
3 2 (1.83%) User Experience
3 2 (1.83%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (0.92%) Driving Licence
4 1 (0.92%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (0.92%) Mainframe
4 1 (0.92%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.92%) PKI
4 1 (0.92%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (0.92%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 40 (36.70%) Windows
2 20 (18.35%) Windows 7
3 12 (11.01%) Android
3 12 (11.01%) Apple iOS
4 10 (9.17%) Windows 10
4 10 (9.17%) Windows Server
5 6 (5.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (4.59%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (2.75%) Unix
7 3 (2.75%) VME
8 2 (1.83%) Linux
8 2 (1.83%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.92%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (24.77%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (16.51%) DevOps
3 13 (11.93%) ITIL
3 13 (11.93%) Migration
4 8 (7.34%) Business Intelligence
5 7 (6.42%) CRM
5 7 (6.42%) High Availability
5 7 (6.42%) SIEM
6 6 (5.50%) Communications Security
6 6 (5.50%) ETL
6 6 (5.50%) Identity Access Management
6 6 (5.50%) Security Management
6 6 (5.50%) Vulnerability Management
7 5 (4.59%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 5 (4.59%) ITSM
8 4 (3.67%) ITIL V3
8 4 (3.67%) Mentoring
8 4 (3.67%) Mobile Device Management
8 4 (3.67%) Problem-Solving
8 4 (3.67%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 25 (22.94%) SQL
2 15 (13.76%) JavaScript
3 11 (10.09%) Bash Shell
3 11 (10.09%) PowerShell
4 9 (8.26%) C#
5 8 (7.34%) Python
6 7 (6.42%) Java
7 5 (4.59%) Perl
8 3 (2.75%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (10.09%) SC Cleared
1 11 (10.09%) Security Cleared
2 4 (3.67%) ISEB
2 4 (3.67%) ISTQB
2 4 (3.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (3.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (1.83%) A+ Certification
3 2 (1.83%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (1.83%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (1.83%) Degree
3 2 (1.83%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.92%) CCNA
4 1 (0.92%) CISM
4 1 (0.92%) CISSP
4 1 (0.92%) DBS Check
4 1 (0.92%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (0.92%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.92%) PMP
4 1 (0.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.50%) QA
1 6 (5.50%) SLA
2 1 (0.92%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.92%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 37 (33.94%) Active Directory
2 17 (15.60%) Docker
3 9 (8.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (7.34%) Hyper-V
5 3 (2.75%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (2.75%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.83%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (1.83%) NDS
6 2 (1.83%) NetIQ eDirectory
6 2 (1.83%) vSphere
6 2 (1.83%) XenApp
6 2 (1.83%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.92%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.92%) NFS
7 1 (0.92%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.92%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 15 (13.76%) Ansible
1 15 (13.76%) Terraform
2 14 (12.84%) Kubernetes
3 9 (8.26%) SCCM
4 8 (7.34%) AirWatch
4 8 (7.34%) Puppet
5 6 (5.50%) Microsoft Clustering
5 6 (5.50%) Microsoft Intune
5 6 (5.50%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (3.67%) Failover Clustering
6 4 (3.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (1.83%) HP Operations Orchestration
7 2 (1.83%) SCVMM
7 2 (1.83%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 11 (10.09%) VMware
2 7 (6.42%) Cisco
2 7 (6.42%) Citrix
3 6 (5.50%) Oracle
4 3 (2.75%) Bomgar
4 3 (2.75%) EMC
4 3 (2.75%) HP
4 3 (2.75%) IBM
4 3 (2.75%) Nintex
4 3 (2.75%) ServiceNow
5 2 (1.83%) NetIQ
5 2 (1.83%) RedGate
6 1 (0.92%) Apple
6 1 (0.92%) Avaloq
6 1 (0.92%) BMC
6 1 (0.92%) Dell
6 1 (0.92%) Juniper
6 1 (0.92%) NetApp
6 1 (0.92%) Northgate
6 1 (0.92%) Red Hat