The first table below looks at the demand for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Newcastle upon Tyne region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Newcastle upon Tyne region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 11 9 13
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +4
Contract jobs citing Windows 68 19 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 13.77% 10.44% 9.24%
As % of the Operating Systems category 42.50% 37.25% 51.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 3 7
Average daily rate £235 £140 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+67.85% -53.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £140 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £140 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £305 £318
% change year-on-year
-1.63% -3.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 5
Average hourly rate £10.50 £13.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.23% -31.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.10 £10.00 £13.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.10 £18.25 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -6.25%
Operating Systems Category
Newcastle upon Tyne
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
160 51 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 32.39% 28.02% 18.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 22 21
Average daily rate £245 £263 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +0.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £220 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £300 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
- -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 5
Average hourly rate £10.50 £13.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.23% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £13.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.40 £18.25 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows
Tyne and Wear

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the Newcastle upon Tyne region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

Windows
Daily Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows across the Newcastle upon Tyne region.

Windows Daily Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

Windows
Daily Rate Histogram in Newcastle upon Tyne

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Newcastle upon Tyne region over the 3 months to 23 April 2014.

Windows Daily Rate Histogram in Newcastle upon Tyne

Windows
Hourly Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the Newcastle upon Tyne region.

Windows Hourly Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

Windows
Hourly Rate Histogram in Newcastle upon Tyne

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Newcastle upon Tyne region over the 3 months to 23 April 2014.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Newcastle upon Tyne

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Newcastle upon Tyne region citing Windows also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows.

1 81 (69.23%) Security Cleared
2 64 (54.70%) Microsoft
3 46 (39.32%) DV Cleared
4 44 (37.61%) SC Cleared
4 44 (37.61%) Windows Server 2003
5 41 (35.04%) ITIL
6 37 (31.62%) Active Directory
7 34 (29.06%) VMware
8 32 (27.35%) DHCP
9 29 (24.79%) SQL
10 27 (23.08%) SQL Server
11 26 (22.22%) Windows 7
12 25 (21.37%) SharePoint
13 24 (20.51%) SAN
13 24 (20.51%) VMware Infrastructure
14 23 (19.66%) Clustering
14 23 (19.66%) CA
15 21 (17.95%) DNS
16 20 (17.09%) Windows XP
16 20 (17.09%) C#
16 20 (17.09%) UNIX
16 20 (17.09%) Veritas
17 16 (13.68%) Change Management
17 16 (13.68%) Solaris
17 16 (13.68%) .NET
17 16 (13.68%) Incident Management
18 15 (12.82%) OpenView Configuration Management
19 14 (11.97%) Finance
20 13 (11.11%) Service Management
20 13 (11.11%) MS Exchange

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Newcastle upon Tyne region citing Windows also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 25 (21.37%) SharePoint
2 13 (11.11%) MS Exchange
3 10 (8.55%) BizTalk Server
4 6 (5.13%) WebLogic
5 2 (1.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.85%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.85%) Exchange Server 5.5
6 1 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.85%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.85%) Documentum
6 1 (0.85%) IIS
Applications
1 11 (9.40%) MS Excel
2 8 (6.84%) MS Office
3 1 (0.85%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.85%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 10 (8.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.85%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.71%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (27.35%) DHCP
2 24 (20.51%) SAN
3 21 (17.95%) DNS
4 6 (5.13%) Fibre Channel
5 5 (4.27%) NAS
6 4 (3.42%) Internet
7 2 (1.71%) VoIP
7 2 (1.71%) LDAP
7 2 (1.71%) Ethernet
7 2 (1.71%) VPN
7 2 (1.71%) Firewall
7 2 (1.71%) 3G
7 2 (1.71%) DSL
7 2 (1.71%) SSH
7 2 (1.71%) 4G
7 2 (1.71%) OpenLDAP
8 1 (0.85%) X.400
8 1 (0.85%) Intranet
8 1 (0.85%) WAN
8 1 (0.85%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (23.08%) SQL Server
2 12 (10.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 11 (9.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 11 (9.40%) DTS
4 10 (8.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 7 (5.98%) SQL Server 2005
5 7 (5.98%) SQL Server 2000
5 7 (5.98%) RDBMS
5 7 (5.98%) Relational Database
6 5 (4.27%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
7 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.85%) IDOL
7 1 (0.85%) MS Access
7 1 (0.85%) DB2
7 1 (0.85%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 6 (5.13%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 4 (3.42%) JMeter
2 4 (3.42%) LoadRunner
3 3 (2.56%) Rational Rhapsody
4 1 (0.85%) MSI
4 1 (0.85%) JUnit
General
1 14 (11.97%) Finance
2 11 (9.40%) Manufacturing
3 10 (8.55%) Telecoms
4 8 (6.84%) Military
5 3 (2.56%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (2.56%) Legal
6 1 (0.85%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 20 (17.09%) Support Engineer
2 18 (15.38%) Analyst
3 14 (11.97%) Desktop Support
4 11 (9.40%) Developer
5 9 (7.69%) Desktop Engineer
6 8 (6.84%) 2nd Line Support
6 8 (6.84%) Wintel Engineer
7 7 (5.98%) Administrator
8 6 (5.13%) DBA
8 6 (5.13%) Microsoft Developer
8 6 (5.13%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 5 (4.27%) SQL DBA
9 5 (4.27%) SAN Engineer
9 5 (4.27%) Support Analyst
10 4 (3.42%) Server Support
10 4 (3.42%) Programmer
10 4 (3.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 4 (3.42%) Build Engineer
10 4 (3.42%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 3 (2.56%) Performance Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (13.68%) .NET
2 11 (9.40%) ASP.NET
3 5 (4.27%) J2EE
4 4 (3.42%) XML
5 3 (2.56%) HTML
6 1 (0.85%) Play Framework
6 1 (0.85%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.85%) JMS
6 1 (0.85%) Web Services
6 1 (0.85%) Classic ASP
6 1 (0.85%) MFC
Miscellaneous
1 23 (19.66%) Clustering
2 5 (4.27%) Replication
3 4 (3.42%) CLARiiON
3 4 (3.42%) Symmetrix DMX
4 3 (2.56%) Celerra
4 3 (2.56%) Blackberry
4 3 (2.56%) NHS
4 3 (2.56%) PMI
5 2 (1.71%) Thin Client
5 2 (1.71%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.71%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.85%) Statistics
6 1 (0.85%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 44 (37.61%) Windows Server 2003
2 26 (22.22%) Windows 7
3 20 (17.09%) Windows XP
3 20 (17.09%) UNIX
4 16 (13.68%) Solaris
5 12 (10.26%) Windows 8
6 9 (7.69%) Linux
7 8 (6.84%) AIX
8 7 (5.98%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (5.13%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (1.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (35.04%) ITIL
2 16 (13.68%) Change Management
2 16 (13.68%) Incident Management
3 13 (11.11%) Service Management
4 11 (9.40%) Migration
4 11 (9.40%) CRM
5 8 (6.84%) Integration Testing
5 8 (6.84%) Test Scripting
6 7 (5.98%) Root Cause Analysis
7 6 (5.13%) Problem Management
7 6 (5.13%) Change Control
7 6 (5.13%) Performance Management
8 4 (3.42%) Configuration Management
8 4 (3.42%) Capacity Management
8 4 (3.42%) Analytics
8 4 (3.42%) Performance Tuning
8 4 (3.42%) Load Testing
8 4 (3.42%) Stress Testing
8 4 (3.42%) Volume Testing
8 4 (3.42%) Scalability Testing
Programming Languages
1 29 (24.79%) SQL
2 20 (17.09%) C#
3 12 (10.26%) Shell Script
4 10 (8.55%) VB.NET
5 4 (3.42%) Java
5 4 (3.42%) PowerShell
6 3 (2.56%) MUMPS
7 2 (1.71%) Perl
7 2 (1.71%) PL/SQL
7 2 (1.71%) C++
7 2 (1.71%) Korn
8 1 (0.85%) Scala
8 1 (0.85%) VC++
8 1 (0.85%) VBA
8 1 (0.85%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 81 (69.23%) Security Cleared
2 46 (39.32%) DV Cleared
3 44 (37.61%) SC Cleared
4 12 (10.26%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (6.84%) MCDBA
5 8 (6.84%) Degree
6 7 (5.98%) MCT
7 4 (3.42%) MCSE
8 3 (2.56%) PMI Certification
9 2 (1.71%) CCA
9 2 (1.71%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (0.85%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.56%) HL7
1 3 (2.56%) SLA
1 3 (2.56%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 37 (31.62%) Active Directory
2 24 (20.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.42%) VMware ESX
3 4 (3.42%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (1.71%) NFS
4 2 (1.71%) Xen
4 2 (1.71%) XenApp
4 2 (1.71%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 2 (1.71%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.85%) VMware Server
5 1 (0.85%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (12.82%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 11 (9.40%) Unicenter
3 8 (6.84%) NetBackup
4 4 (3.42%) OpenView
4 4 (3.42%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 3 (2.56%) Netcool
6 2 (1.71%) SCCM
7 1 (0.85%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.85%) MOM
Vendors
1 64 (54.70%) Microsoft
2 34 (29.06%) VMware
3 23 (19.66%) CA
4 20 (17.09%) Veritas
5 12 (10.26%) Cisco
6 11 (9.40%) HP
6 11 (9.40%) Oracle
7 7 (5.98%) EMC
8 3 (2.56%) NetApp
8 3 (2.56%) InterSystems
9 2 (1.71%) JBoss
9 2 (1.71%) Citrix
9 2 (1.71%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.85%) Lagan
10 1 (0.85%) Symantec
10 1 (0.85%) Cognos
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Rate: From £9 to £12 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago