Period
to 23 May 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 May 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 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 8 8 7
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 151 162 314
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 14.59% 14.12% 17.17%
As % of the Vendors category 31.86% 29.40% 34.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 120 216
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £300 £359 £296
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.38% +21.10% +0.42%
10th Percentile £178 £250 £221
90th Percentile £538 £550 £475
North East median daily rate £300 £350 £300
% change year-on-year -14.29% +16.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 30 23
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £12.75 £32.25 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -60.47% +17.27% +116.92%
10th Percentile £9.02 £10.11 £9.60
90th Percentile £30.63 £40.20 £36.82
North East median hourly rate £13.00 £31.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year -58.06% +16.98% +103.85%

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 474 551 922
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 45.80% 48.04% 50.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 344 364 598
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £350 £363 £318
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.45% +14.17% -2.31%
10th Percentile £250 £256 £225
90th Percentile £520 £550 £525
North East median daily rate £350 £352 £325
% change year-on-year -0.43% +8.15% -6.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 44 48
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £13.00 £28.00 £27.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -53.57% +2.75% +109.62%
10th Percentile £10.08 £10.25 £10.04
90th Percentile £35.00 £42.70 £36.50
North East median hourly rate £13.50 £26.75 £27.00
% change year-on-year -49.53% -0.93% +100.00%

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 May 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 23 May 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 23 May 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 0 149 £300 -20.00% 33
Gateshead +2 1 £73 -79.32% 6
Microsoft
North East

For the 6 months to 23 May 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 79 (52.32%) Windows
2 63 (41.72%) Security Cleared
3 49 (32.45%) ITIL
3 49 (32.45%) Active Directory
4 48 (31.79%) SQL Server
4 48 (31.79%) SC Cleared
4 48 (31.79%) Windows Server
5 45 (29.80%) Citrix
6 41 (27.15%) SQL
6 41 (27.15%) Agile Software Development
7 40 (26.49%) DNS
7 40 (26.49%) DHCP
8 36 (23.84%) Windows Server 2008
9 33 (21.85%) .NET
9 33 (21.85%) VMware
9 33 (21.85%) Degree
10 30 (19.87%) Microsoft Office
10 30 (19.87%) Windows Server 2003
11 29 (19.21%) C#
12 26 (17.22%) ASP.NET
13 24 (15.89%) Project Management
13 24 (15.89%) XenApp
14 23 (15.23%) Microsoft Certification
14 23 (15.23%) Linux
15 22 (14.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
16 21 (13.91%) MVC
16 21 (13.91%) PowerShell
17 20 (13.25%) VMware Infrastructure
17 20 (13.25%) Android
17 20 (13.25%) Apple iOS

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 16 (10.60%) MS Exchange
2 10 (6.62%) SharePoint
3 9 (5.96%) OpenStack
4 5 (3.31%) Apache
4 5 (3.31%) nginx
4 5 (3.31%) Tomcat
5 4 (2.65%) IIS
5 4 (2.65%) Jetty
5 4 (2.65%) Mongrel
5 4 (2.65%) SharePoint 2010
5 4 (2.65%) WebSphere
6 2 (1.32%) K2 blackpearl
6 2 (1.32%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.66%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 30 (19.87%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (10.60%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (8.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (6.62%) MS Visio
5 9 (5.96%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.66%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (0.66%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.66%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.66%) NetSuite
1 1 (0.66%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.66%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (0.66%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
1 1 (0.66%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.30%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.65%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (2.65%) Google App Engine
2 4 (2.65%) Google Cloud Platform
2 4 (2.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (2.65%) Office 365
2 4 (2.65%) SaaS
3 3 (1.99%) PaaS
4 2 (1.32%) G Suite
5 1 (0.66%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.66%) DigitalOcean
5 1 (0.66%) FinancialForce
5 1 (0.66%) GitHub
5 1 (0.66%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.66%) Linode
5 1 (0.66%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.66%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 40 (26.49%) DHCP
1 40 (26.49%) DNS
2 11 (7.28%) Wi-Fi
3 9 (5.96%) 3G
4 8 (5.30%) NetScaler
4 8 (5.30%) TCP/IP
5 7 (4.64%) Remote Desktop
6 6 (3.97%) Firewall
7 5 (3.31%) HTTP
7 5 (3.31%) SAN
7 5 (3.31%) Unified Communications
7 5 (3.31%) VPN
7 5 (3.31%) WAN
8 4 (2.65%) BGP
8 4 (2.65%) FTP
8 4 (2.65%) IPsec
8 4 (2.65%) Network Security
8 4 (2.65%) OSPF
8 4 (2.65%) SSL
8 4 (2.65%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (31.79%) SQL Server
2 18 (11.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 15 (9.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (4.64%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (3.31%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (2.65%) MySQL
6 4 (2.65%) SAP HANA
7 2 (1.32%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (1.32%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.66%) DataStage
8 1 (0.66%) IBM InfoSphere
8 1 (0.66%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.66%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.66%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.66%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 12 (7.95%) SpecFlow
2 5 (3.31%) Jenkins
3 4 (2.65%) JIRA
3 4 (2.65%) Travis CI
4 3 (1.99%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (1.32%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.66%) GitLab
6 1 (0.66%) Maven
6 1 (0.66%) MSI
6 1 (0.66%) Subversion
6 1 (0.66%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.66%) Visual Studio
General
1 20 (13.25%) Finance
2 9 (5.96%) Banking
3 4 (2.65%) Retail Banking
4 3 (1.99%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.66%) Advertising
5 1 (0.66%) Legal
5 1 (0.66%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 30 (19.87%) Developer
2 21 (13.91%) C# Developer
3 15 (9.93%) Analyst
4 14 (9.27%) Mobility Engineer
4 14 (9.27%) Support Engineer
5 11 (7.28%) 2nd Line Support
6 10 (6.62%) Service Manager
6 10 (6.62%) Service Transition Manager
6 10 (6.62%) Transition Manager
7 9 (5.96%) .NET Developer
8 8 (5.30%) Citrix Engineer
8 8 (5.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 8 (5.30%) Service Analyst
8 8 (5.30%) Service Desk Analyst
9 7 (4.64%) Implementation Manager
9 7 (4.64%) Support Analyst
10 6 (3.97%) ASP.NET Developer
10 6 (3.97%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 6 (3.97%) Consultant
10 6 (3.97%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (21.85%) .NET
2 26 (17.22%) ASP.NET
3 15 (9.93%) CSS
3 15 (9.93%) HTML
4 12 (7.95%) ASP.NET MVC
5 5 (3.31%) .NET Framework
5 5 (3.31%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 5 (3.31%) J2EE
5 5 (3.31%) jQuery
5 5 (3.31%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 4 (2.65%) HTML5
6 4 (2.65%) JSON
6 4 (2.65%) KnockoutJS
6 4 (2.65%) Servlets
7 1 (0.66%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.66%) LESS
7 1 (0.66%) Node.js
7 1 (0.66%) React
7 1 (0.66%) RESTful
7 1 (0.66%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 20 (13.25%) PKI
2 16 (10.60%) Computer Science
3 15 (9.93%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (7.28%) Data Centre
5 9 (5.96%) Fat Client
5 9 (5.96%) Thin Client
6 8 (5.30%) Management Information System
7 6 (3.97%) Self-Motivation
7 6 (3.97%) Virtual Team
8 5 (3.31%) Clustering
9 4 (2.65%) Public Cloud
9 4 (2.65%) Smartphone
10 2 (1.32%) Video Conferencing
11 1 (0.66%) Algorithms
11 1 (0.66%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.66%) Driving Licence
11 1 (0.66%) iPhone
11 1 (0.66%) Mobile App
11 1 (0.66%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 79 (52.32%) Windows
2 48 (31.79%) Windows Server
3 36 (23.84%) Windows Server 2008
4 30 (19.87%) Windows Server 2003
5 23 (15.23%) Linux
6 20 (13.25%) Android
6 20 (13.25%) Apple iOS
7 15 (9.93%) Windows 7
7 15 (9.93%) Windows Phone
7 15 (9.93%) Windows Phone 8
8 12 (7.95%) Windows 10
9 11 (7.28%) Windows Server 2012
10 10 (6.62%) Windows 8
11 4 (2.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (2.65%) Windows 2000
11 4 (2.65%) Windows XP
12 3 (1.99%) AIX
12 3 (1.99%) Mac OS
12 3 (1.99%) Mac OS X
12 3 (1.99%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (32.45%) ITIL
2 41 (27.15%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (15.89%) Project Management
4 21 (13.91%) MVC
5 20 (13.25%) Scrum
5 20 (13.25%) Service Management
6 18 (11.92%) Incident Management
7 17 (11.26%) Problem-Solving
8 14 (9.27%) Content Management
8 14 (9.27%) PRINCE2
9 13 (8.61%) BDD
9 13 (8.61%) TDD
10 12 (7.95%) Change Management
10 12 (7.95%) Collaborative Working
10 12 (7.95%) Release Management
10 12 (7.95%) Risk Management
11 11 (7.28%) SFIA
12 10 (6.62%) ITIL V3
12 10 (6.62%) Service Design
12 10 (6.62%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 41 (27.15%) SQL
2 29 (19.21%) C#
3 21 (13.91%) PowerShell
4 14 (9.27%) JavaScript
4 14 (9.27%) T-SQL
5 6 (3.97%) Java
6 3 (1.99%) Perl
6 3 (1.99%) VBA
7 2 (1.32%) Python
7 2 (1.32%) Ruby
8 1 (0.66%) C
8 1 (0.66%) Jython
8 1 (0.66%) PHP
8 1 (0.66%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.66%) TypeScript
8 1 (0.66%) VB
8 1 (0.66%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 63 (41.72%) Security Cleared
2 48 (31.79%) SC Cleared
3 33 (21.85%) Degree
4 23 (15.23%) Microsoft Certification
5 20 (13.25%) BPSS Clearance
6 15 (9.93%) Computer Science Degree
7 12 (7.95%) Citrix Certification
8 8 (5.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 7 (4.64%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (3.31%) CCDP
10 5 (3.31%) CCIE
10 5 (3.31%) CCNP
10 5 (3.31%) Chartered Engineer
10 5 (3.31%) CISM
10 5 (3.31%) CISSP
10 5 (3.31%) DV Cleared
11 4 (2.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 3 (1.99%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 2 (1.32%) CCNA
13 2 (1.32%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (11.92%) Disclosure Scotland
2 6 (3.97%) QA
3 3 (1.99%) SLA
4 1 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.66%) PMO
System Software
1 49 (32.45%) Active Directory
2 24 (15.89%) XenApp
3 20 (13.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (9.27%) XenDesktop
4 14 (9.27%) XenServer
5 10 (6.62%) Microsoft App-V
6 6 (3.97%) Hyper-V
7 5 (3.31%) vSphere
7 5 (3.31%) Xen
8 4 (2.65%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (2.65%) VMware NSX
9 2 (1.32%) Firmware
10 1 (0.66%) Docker
10 1 (0.66%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.66%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 22 (14.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 15 (9.93%) AirWatch
2 15 (9.93%) SAP Afaria
2 15 (9.93%) XenMobile
3 13 (8.61%) SCCM
4 6 (3.97%) Ansible
4 6 (3.97%) Puppet
5 5 (3.31%) McAfee ePO
5 5 (3.31%) Microsoft Clustering
5 5 (3.31%) PowerCLI
6 4 (2.65%) SafeCom
6 4 (2.65%) Terraform
6 4 (2.65%) vCenter Server
6 4 (2.65%) vRealize
7 3 (1.99%) Nagios
7 3 (1.99%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (1.99%) PureDisk
7 3 (1.99%) Simpana
7 3 (1.99%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 3 (1.99%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 45 (29.80%) Citrix
2 33 (21.85%) VMware
3 20 (13.25%) McAfee
4 19 (12.58%) Apple
4 19 (12.58%) SAP
5 18 (11.92%) Ivanti
6 13 (8.61%) ThinPrint
7 11 (7.28%) Cisco
8 10 (6.62%) Google
8 10 (6.62%) IBM
9 7 (4.64%) CheckPoint
9 7 (4.64%) ServiceNow
9 7 (4.64%) Symantec
10 6 (3.97%) HP
11 5 (3.31%) Oracle
12 3 (1.99%) CA
12 3 (1.99%) CommVault
12 3 (1.99%) EMC
12 3 (1.99%) NetApp
12 3 (1.99%) Sun