The table below looks at the statistics 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 18 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 10 10 14
Rank change year-on-year
0 +4
Contract jobs citing Windows 65 21 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 12.70% 11.54% 8.08%
As % of the Operating Systems category 38.46% 52.50% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 12 4
Average daily rate
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£331 £307 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.81% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £168 £161
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £377 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 4
Average hourly rate £27.50 £15.50 £12.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+77.41% +26.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.44 £12.30 £11.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £28.06 £12.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.75 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-1.69% -7.81%
Windows
Tyne and Wear

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Newcastle upon Tyne region.

Operating Systems Category
Newcastle upon Tyne
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
169 40 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 33.01% 21.98% 16.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 20 14
Average daily rate £330 £291 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.40% +7.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £165 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £391 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 4
Average hourly rate £19.50 £25.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.52% +104.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%

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 18 December 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 18 December 2014.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Newcastle upon Tyne

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 68 (53.54%) Microsoft
2 59 (46.46%) Security Cleared
3 57 (44.88%) ITIL
4 54 (42.52%) SQL
5 49 (38.58%) Active Directory
6 48 (37.80%) MS Excel
7 47 (37.01%) SQL Server
8 36 (28.35%) Windows Server 2003
9 34 (26.77%) UNIX
10 32 (25.20%) Service Delivery
11 31 (24.41%) SC Cleared
11 31 (24.41%) Windows Server 2008
12 30 (23.62%) MS Office
13 27 (21.26%) HP
14 26 (20.47%) C#
15 24 (18.90%) Service Management
16 23 (18.11%) .NET
17 22 (17.32%) DNS
18 21 (16.54%) Oracle
18 21 (16.54%) Linux
18 21 (16.54%) VMware
19 20 (15.75%) Clustering
20 19 (14.96%) SQL Server 2008
20 19 (14.96%) DV Cleared
20 19 (14.96%) SQL Server 2005
21 18 (14.17%) Java
21 18 (14.17%) Analytical Skills
22 17 (13.39%) OpenView Configuration Management
22 17 (13.39%) Cisco
22 17 (13.39%) WebLogic

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 17 (13.39%) WebLogic
2 11 (8.66%) SAS
2 11 (8.66%) MS Exchange
3 8 (6.30%) SharePoint
3 8 (6.30%) IBM Notes
3 8 (6.30%) Apache
4 7 (5.51%) IIS
5 6 (4.72%) JBoss
6 5 (3.94%) MQSeries
7 3 (2.36%) Documentum
8 1 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.79%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.79%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.79%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 48 (37.80%) MS Excel
2 30 (23.62%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 22 (17.32%) DNS
2 14 (11.02%) Firewall
3 13 (10.24%) DHCP
3 13 (10.24%) SAN
4 9 (7.09%) LAN
4 9 (7.09%) WAN
5 7 (5.51%) LDAP
6 6 (4.72%) SSL
6 6 (4.72%) Cisco IOS
7 5 (3.94%) Junos
7 5 (3.94%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 5 (3.94%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 5 (3.94%) OpenLDAP
7 5 (3.94%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (3.94%) Network Security
8 3 (2.36%) SSH
9 2 (1.57%) MPLS
9 2 (1.57%) DSL
9 2 (1.57%) Internet
10 1 (0.79%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (37.01%) SQL Server
2 19 (14.96%) SQL Server 2008
2 19 (14.96%) SQL Server 2005
3 14 (11.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 10 (7.87%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 10 (7.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 7 (5.51%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (3.94%) Relational Database
6 5 (3.94%) SQL Server 2000
6 5 (3.94%) RDBMS
6 5 (3.94%) DB2
7 3 (2.36%) DTS
8 2 (1.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (1.57%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.79%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
Development Applications
1 11 (8.66%) PVCS
2 5 (3.94%) JUnit
3 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.79%) StarTeam
3 1 (0.79%) MSI
General
1 2 (1.57%) Finance
1 2 (1.57%) Military
1 2 (1.57%) Back Office
2 1 (0.79%) Legal
2 1 (0.79%) Manufacturing
2 1 (0.79%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 23 (18.11%) Support Engineer
2 18 (14.17%) Developer
3 16 (12.60%) Analyst
3 16 (12.60%) Applications Support
4 12 (9.45%) Support Analyst
5 7 (5.51%) Lead Software Engineer
5 7 (5.51%) 2nd Line Support
5 7 (5.51%) Software Engineer
5 7 (5.51%) Consultant
5 7 (5.51%) Network Engineer
6 6 (4.72%) Support Specialist
6 6 (4.72%) Software Support Engineer
7 5 (3.94%) Scala Developer
7 5 (3.94%) Wintel Support
7 5 (3.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (3.94%) Server Support
8 4 (3.15%) Applications Specialist
8 4 (3.15%) Service Analyst
8 4 (3.15%) Administrator
8 4 (3.15%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (18.11%) .NET
2 17 (13.39%) Web Services
3 14 (11.02%) ASP.NET
4 10 (7.87%) MDX
5 8 (6.30%) Middleware
6 6 (4.72%) XML
6 6 (4.72%) WCF
6 6 (4.72%) WF
6 6 (4.72%) AppFabric
7 5 (3.94%) Play Framework
7 5 (3.94%) JMS
7 5 (3.94%) J2EE
8 3 (2.36%) SOAP
9 2 (1.57%) .NET Framework
10 1 (0.79%) Java EE
10 1 (0.79%) Application Packaging
10 1 (0.79%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 20 (15.75%) Clustering
2 18 (14.17%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (11.02%) N-Tier
4 6 (4.72%) Management Information System
5 4 (3.15%) Replication
5 4 (3.15%) Cryptography
6 3 (2.36%) Statistics
7 2 (1.57%) CMDB
8 1 (0.79%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.79%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.79%) Open Source
8 1 (0.79%) AS400
8 1 (0.79%) NHS
8 1 (0.79%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 36 (28.35%) Windows Server 2003
2 34 (26.77%) UNIX
3 31 (24.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 21 (16.54%) Linux
5 12 (9.45%) Windows XP
6 10 (7.87%) Windows 7
7 7 (5.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (4.72%) Solaris
9 4 (3.15%) Windows 8
10 3 (2.36%) HPUX
11 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.79%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.79%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (44.88%) ITIL
2 32 (25.20%) Service Delivery
3 24 (18.90%) Service Management
4 16 (12.60%) Change Management
5 15 (11.81%) Incident Management
6 14 (11.02%) Business Intelligence
6 14 (11.02%) Data Management
7 13 (10.24%) Problem Management
8 12 (9.45%) Web Design
9 10 (7.87%) Configuration Management
10 8 (6.30%) Software Engineering
10 8 (6.30%) Knowledge Management
10 8 (6.30%) Network Monitoring
11 7 (5.51%) Root Cause Analysis
12 6 (4.72%) SOA
12 6 (4.72%) Network Management
13 5 (3.94%) Software Architecture
13 5 (3.94%) Network Design
13 5 (3.94%) Business Continuity
13 5 (3.94%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 54 (42.52%) SQL
2 26 (20.47%) C#
3 18 (14.17%) Java
4 15 (11.81%) PL/SQL
5 14 (11.02%) VBScript
5 14 (11.02%) VB.NET
5 14 (11.02%) VBA
6 12 (9.45%) VB
7 7 (5.51%) C
8 5 (3.94%) Scala
8 5 (3.94%) C++
9 4 (3.15%) Perl
9 4 (3.15%) PowerShell
10 3 (2.36%) Korn
11 2 (1.57%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.79%) Ruby
12 1 (0.79%) PHP
Qualifications
1 59 (46.46%) Security Cleared
2 31 (24.41%) SC Cleared
3 19 (14.96%) DV Cleared
4 10 (7.87%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (2.36%) MCSA
6 2 (1.57%) MCSE
7 1 (0.79%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.79%) Degree
7 1 (0.79%) CCNP
7 1 (0.79%) CCA
7 1 (0.79%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (0.79%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.79%) MCDBA
7 1 (0.79%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.72%) JSP 440
1 6 (4.72%) QA
2 4 (3.15%) ISO 9001
2 4 (3.15%) SLA
System Software
1 49 (38.58%) Active Directory
2 16 (12.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (7.87%) VMware ESXi
4 7 (5.51%) vSphere
4 7 (5.51%) Terminal Services
5 6 (4.72%) Hyper-V
6 3 (2.36%) NFS
7 2 (1.57%) VMware ESX
7 2 (1.57%) XenApp
8 1 (0.79%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.79%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 17 (13.39%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 9 (7.09%) MIIS
3 7 (5.51%) HP SIM
3 7 (5.51%) OpenView
4 6 (4.72%) WhatsUp Gold
5 4 (3.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 3 (2.36%) SCCM
7 2 (1.57%) Netcool
7 2 (1.57%) SolarWinds Orion
7 2 (1.57%) WSUS
8 1 (0.79%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.79%) Puppet
8 1 (0.79%) SCOM
8 1 (0.79%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.79%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.79%) Unicenter
8 1 (0.79%) CA SiteMinder
Vendors
1 68 (53.54%) Microsoft
2 27 (21.26%) HP
3 21 (16.54%) Oracle
3 21 (16.54%) VMware
4 17 (13.39%) Cisco
5 11 (8.66%) Citrix
6 8 (6.30%) Lotus
7 7 (5.51%) Red Hat
8 6 (4.72%) EMC
8 6 (4.72%) Juniper
8 6 (4.72%) CA
8 6 (4.72%) CheckPoint
8 6 (4.72%) TippingPoint
8 6 (4.72%) 3PAR
9 5 (3.94%) F5
9 5 (3.94%) McAfee
10 3 (2.36%) NetApp
11 2 (1.57%) Veritas
11 2 (1.57%) Apple
11 2 (1.57%) SolarWinds
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
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