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 18 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 11 13 10
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows 67 17 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 13.62% 9.50% 10.13%
As % of the Operating Systems category 42.41% 32.69% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 3 8
Average daily rate £235 £140 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+67.85% -49.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £140 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £140 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 6
Average hourly rate £16.50 £13.25 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.52% -29.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.15 £13.00 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.25 £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
158 52 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 32.11% 29.05% 20.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 24 22
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 £199 £220 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £300 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 6
Average hourly rate £10.50 £13.25 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.75% -30.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £13.00 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £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 18 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 18 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 18 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 80 (68.97%) Security Cleared
2 62 (53.45%) Microsoft
3 46 (39.66%) DV Cleared
4 43 (37.07%) SC Cleared
5 42 (36.21%) Windows Server 2003
6 39 (33.62%) ITIL
7 37 (31.90%) Active Directory
8 34 (29.31%) VMware
9 30 (25.86%) DHCP
10 29 (25.00%) SQL
11 26 (22.41%) SQL Server
12 25 (21.55%) SharePoint
12 25 (21.55%) SAN
12 25 (21.55%) Windows 7
13 24 (20.69%) VMware Infrastructure
14 22 (18.97%) Clustering
15 21 (18.10%) CA
16 20 (17.24%) DNS
16 20 (17.24%) C#
16 20 (17.24%) UNIX
17 19 (16.38%) Windows XP
17 19 (16.38%) Veritas
18 16 (13.79%) Solaris
18 16 (13.79%) .NET
19 15 (12.93%) Finance
19 15 (12.93%) Incident Management
20 14 (12.07%) Change Management
20 14 (12.07%) OpenView Configuration Management
21 13 (11.21%) Service Management
21 13 (11.21%) MS Exchange

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne by Category

For the 6 months to 18 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 (21.55%) SharePoint
2 13 (11.21%) MS Exchange
3 10 (8.62%) BizTalk Server
4 6 (5.17%) WebLogic
5 2 (1.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.86%) Exchange Server 5.5
6 1 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.86%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.86%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.86%) Documentum
6 1 (0.86%) IIS
Applications
1 11 (9.48%) MS Excel
2 8 (6.90%) MS Office
3 1 (0.86%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.86%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 10 (8.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.86%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.72%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (25.86%) DHCP
2 25 (21.55%) SAN
3 20 (17.24%) DNS
4 6 (5.17%) Fibre Channel
5 5 (4.31%) NAS
6 4 (3.45%) Internet
7 2 (1.72%) VoIP
7 2 (1.72%) LDAP
7 2 (1.72%) Ethernet
7 2 (1.72%) VPN
7 2 (1.72%) Firewall
7 2 (1.72%) 3G
7 2 (1.72%) DSL
7 2 (1.72%) 4G
7 2 (1.72%) OpenLDAP
7 2 (1.72%) SSH
8 1 (0.86%) X.400
8 1 (0.86%) Intranet
8 1 (0.86%) WAN
8 1 (0.86%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (22.41%) SQL Server
2 12 (10.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 11 (9.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 10 (8.62%) DTS
4 10 (8.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 7 (6.03%) RDBMS
5 7 (6.03%) Relational Database
6 6 (5.17%) SQL Server 2000
6 6 (5.17%) SQL Server 2005
7 5 (4.31%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
8 1 (0.86%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.86%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.86%) MS Access
8 1 (0.86%) DB2
8 1 (0.86%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 6 (5.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 4 (3.45%) JMeter
2 4 (3.45%) LoadRunner
3 3 (2.59%) Rational Rhapsody
4 1 (0.86%) MSI
4 1 (0.86%) JUnit
General
1 15 (12.93%) Finance
2 11 (9.48%) Manufacturing
2 11 (9.48%) Telecoms
3 8 (6.90%) Military
4 3 (2.59%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (2.59%) Legal
5 1 (0.86%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 19 (16.38%) Support Engineer
2 18 (15.52%) Analyst
3 13 (11.21%) Desktop Support
4 11 (9.48%) Developer
5 8 (6.90%) 2nd Line Support
5 8 (6.90%) Wintel Engineer
5 8 (6.90%) Desktop Engineer
6 6 (5.17%) Administrator
6 6 (5.17%) DBA
6 6 (5.17%) Microsoft Developer
7 5 (4.31%) SAN Engineer
7 5 (4.31%) SQL DBA
7 5 (4.31%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 5 (4.31%) Support Analyst
8 4 (3.45%) Server Support
8 4 (3.45%) Programmer
8 4 (3.45%) Build Engineer
8 4 (3.45%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 4 (3.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 3 (2.59%) Performance Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (13.79%) .NET
2 11 (9.48%) ASP.NET
3 5 (4.31%) J2EE
4 4 (3.45%) XML
5 3 (2.59%) HTML
6 1 (0.86%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.86%) Play Framework
6 1 (0.86%) JMS
6 1 (0.86%) Web Services
6 1 (0.86%) Classic ASP
6 1 (0.86%) MFC
Miscellaneous
1 22 (18.97%) Clustering
2 5 (4.31%) Replication
3 4 (3.45%) Symmetrix DMX
3 4 (3.45%) CLARiiON
4 3 (2.59%) Celerra
4 3 (2.59%) Blackberry
4 3 (2.59%) NHS
4 3 (2.59%) PMI
5 2 (1.72%) Thin Client
5 2 (1.72%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.72%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.86%) Statistics
6 1 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.86%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 42 (36.21%) Windows Server 2003
2 25 (21.55%) Windows 7
3 20 (17.24%) UNIX
4 19 (16.38%) Windows XP
5 16 (13.79%) Solaris
6 12 (10.34%) Windows 8
7 9 (7.76%) Linux
8 8 (6.90%) AIX
9 7 (6.03%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (4.31%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (1.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (33.62%) ITIL
2 15 (12.93%) Incident Management
3 14 (12.07%) Change Management
4 13 (11.21%) Service Management
5 11 (9.48%) Migration
5 11 (9.48%) CRM
6 8 (6.90%) Integration Testing
6 8 (6.90%) Test Scripting
7 7 (6.03%) Root Cause Analysis
8 6 (5.17%) Change Control
8 6 (5.17%) Performance Management
8 6 (5.17%) Problem Management
9 4 (3.45%) Configuration Management
9 4 (3.45%) Analytics
9 4 (3.45%) Capacity Management
9 4 (3.45%) Load Testing
9 4 (3.45%) Stress Testing
9 4 (3.45%) Volume Testing
9 4 (3.45%) Scalability Testing
9 4 (3.45%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 29 (25.00%) SQL
2 20 (17.24%) C#
3 11 (9.48%) Shell Script
4 10 (8.62%) VB.NET
5 4 (3.45%) Java
5 4 (3.45%) PowerShell
6 3 (2.59%) MUMPS
7 2 (1.72%) Perl
7 2 (1.72%) PL/SQL
7 2 (1.72%) C++
7 2 (1.72%) Korn
8 1 (0.86%) Scala
8 1 (0.86%) VC++
8 1 (0.86%) VBA
8 1 (0.86%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 80 (68.97%) Security Cleared
2 46 (39.66%) DV Cleared
3 43 (37.07%) SC Cleared
4 12 (10.34%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (6.90%) MCDBA
5 8 (6.90%) Degree
6 7 (6.03%) MCT
7 4 (3.45%) MCSE
8 3 (2.59%) PMI Certification
9 2 (1.72%) CCA
9 2 (1.72%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (0.86%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.59%) HL7
1 3 (2.59%) SLA
1 3 (2.59%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 37 (31.90%) Active Directory
2 24 (20.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.45%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (3.45%) VMware ESX
4 2 (1.72%) NFS
4 2 (1.72%) XenApp
4 2 (1.72%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 2 (1.72%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.72%) Xen
5 1 (0.86%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 14 (12.07%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 10 (8.62%) Unicenter
3 8 (6.90%) NetBackup
4 4 (3.45%) OpenView
4 4 (3.45%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 3 (2.59%) Netcool
6 2 (1.72%) SCCM
7 1 (0.86%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.86%) MOM
Vendors
1 62 (53.45%) Microsoft
2 34 (29.31%) VMware
3 21 (18.10%) CA
4 19 (16.38%) Veritas
5 11 (9.48%) HP
5 11 (9.48%) Oracle
5 11 (9.48%) Cisco
6 7 (6.03%) EMC
7 3 (2.59%) NetApp
7 3 (2.59%) InterSystems
8 2 (1.72%) JBoss
8 2 (1.72%) Citrix
8 2 (1.72%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.86%) Lagan
9 1 (0.86%) Symantec
9 1 (0.86%) Cognos
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Rate: From £9 to £12 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago