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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 9 9 16
Rank change year-on-year
0 +7
Contract jobs citing Windows 66 14 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 14.41% 10.37% 8.12%
As % of the Operating Systems category 47.83% 60.87% 42.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 10 8
Average daily rate
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£315 £276 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.02% -12.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £148 £186
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £329 £336
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £310 £312
% change year-on-year
-1.77% -0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 0 8
Average hourly rate £13.00 - £15.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.80 - £11.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.50 - £18.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -4.76%
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
138 23 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 30.13% 17.04% 19.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 15 31
Average daily rate £325 £276 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £150 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £422 £363 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 0 8
Average hourly rate £11.00 - £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.25% -8.82%

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 September 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 September 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 September 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 57 (41.61%) Security Cleared
2 56 (40.88%) SQL
3 53 (38.69%) Microsoft
4 45 (32.85%) Active Directory
4 45 (32.85%) ITIL
5 42 (30.66%) UNIX
6 35 (25.55%) Linux
7 33 (24.09%) Windows Server 2003
8 31 (22.63%) SC Cleared
9 30 (21.90%) SQL Server
9 30 (21.90%) MS Excel
9 30 (21.90%) Windows XP
10 28 (20.44%) Oracle
10 28 (20.44%) C#
11 26 (18.98%) MS Office
12 25 (18.25%) WebLogic
12 25 (18.25%) HP
13 23 (16.79%) DNS
13 23 (16.79%) Windows Server 2008
13 23 (16.79%) Service Management
14 20 (14.60%) DV Cleared
14 20 (14.60%) .NET
15 19 (13.87%) Firewall
16 18 (13.14%) Java
17 17 (12.41%) Service Delivery
17 17 (12.41%) Clustering
17 17 (12.41%) Windows 7
18 16 (11.68%) VMware
18 16 (11.68%) Incident Management
18 16 (11.68%) PL/SQL

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 (18.25%) WebLogic
2 11 (8.03%) SAS
3 9 (6.57%) SharePoint
4 8 (5.84%) MS Exchange
5 6 (4.38%) MQSeries
6 4 (2.92%) IBM Notes
6 4 (2.92%) Apache
7 3 (2.19%) IIS
7 3 (2.19%) Documentum
7 3 (2.19%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (2.19%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.73%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.73%) Tomcat
Applications
1 30 (21.90%) MS Excel
2 26 (18.98%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.19%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 23 (16.79%) DNS
2 19 (13.87%) Firewall
3 13 (9.49%) DHCP
3 13 (9.49%) LDAP
4 12 (8.76%) SAN
5 9 (6.57%) LAN
5 9 (6.57%) OpenLDAP
5 9 (6.57%) WAN
6 7 (5.11%) Junos
6 7 (5.11%) SSH
7 6 (4.38%) Cisco IOS
7 6 (4.38%) Network Security
8 5 (3.65%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (3.65%) SSL
8 5 (3.65%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 5 (3.65%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 3 (2.19%) Internet
10 2 (1.46%) MPLS
10 2 (1.46%) DSL
10 2 (1.46%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (21.90%) SQL Server
2 12 (8.76%) SQL Server 2005
3 9 (6.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (5.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 7 (5.11%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (4.38%) DB2
5 6 (4.38%) SQL Server 2000
6 4 (2.92%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 4 (2.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (2.92%) DTS
6 4 (2.92%) RDBMS
6 4 (2.92%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
6 4 (2.92%) Relational Database
7 3 (2.19%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.46%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.73%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.73%) IDOL
Development Applications
1 11 (8.03%) PVCS
2 6 (4.38%) JUnit
3 4 (2.92%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 4 (2.92%) LoadRunner
3 4 (2.92%) JMeter
4 2 (1.46%) Rational Rhapsody
5 1 (0.73%) MSI
General
1 5 (3.65%) Finance
2 3 (2.19%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.46%) Military
3 2 (1.46%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.73%) Front Office
4 1 (0.73%) Back Office
4 1 (0.73%) Legal
4 1 (0.73%) German Language
Job Titles
1 28 (20.44%) Analyst
2 20 (14.60%) Support Engineer
3 18 (13.14%) Support Analyst
4 16 (11.68%) Developer
5 15 (10.95%) Applications Support
6 8 (5.84%) 2nd Line Support
6 8 (5.84%) Network Engineer
7 7 (5.11%) Server Support
7 7 (5.11%) Consultant
7 7 (5.11%) Software Engineer
7 7 (5.11%) Support Specialist
8 6 (4.38%) Desktop Support
8 6 (4.38%) UNIX Support
9 5 (3.65%) Scala Developer
9 5 (3.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (3.65%) Applications Support Analyst
10 4 (2.92%) Service Desk Analyst
10 4 (2.92%) Applications Support Specialist
10 4 (2.92%) Linux Support
10 4 (2.92%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (14.60%) .NET
2 11 (8.03%) Web Services
3 10 (7.30%) J2EE
4 9 (6.57%) ASP.NET
5 8 (5.84%) XML
6 6 (4.38%) JMS
6 6 (4.38%) WCF
6 6 (4.38%) WF
6 6 (4.38%) AppFabric
6 6 (4.38%) Play Framework
7 4 (2.92%) MDX
7 4 (2.92%) Middleware
8 2 (1.46%) .NET Framework
8 2 (1.46%) HTML
9 1 (0.73%) Oracle Fusion
9 1 (0.73%) Java EE
9 1 (0.73%) Application Packaging
9 1 (0.73%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 17 (12.41%) Clustering
2 13 (9.49%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.38%) Cryptography
3 6 (4.38%) N-Tier
4 4 (2.92%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.92%) Replication
4 4 (2.92%) Statistics
5 2 (1.46%) NHS
5 2 (1.46%) CMDB
6 1 (0.73%) Celerra
6 1 (0.73%) Symmetrix DMX
6 1 (0.73%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.73%) CLARiiON
6 1 (0.73%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.73%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 42 (30.66%) UNIX
2 35 (25.55%) Linux
3 33 (24.09%) Windows Server 2003
4 30 (21.90%) Windows XP
5 23 (16.79%) Windows Server 2008
6 17 (12.41%) Windows 7
7 11 (8.03%) Windows 8
7 11 (8.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (2.92%) Solaris
9 3 (2.19%) AIX
9 3 (2.19%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (32.85%) ITIL
2 23 (16.79%) Service Management
3 17 (12.41%) Service Delivery
4 16 (11.68%) Incident Management
5 14 (10.22%) Change Management
6 9 (6.57%) Software Engineering
7 7 (5.11%) Problem Management
7 7 (5.11%) SOA
7 7 (5.11%) Network Management
7 7 (5.11%) Network Monitoring
8 6 (4.38%) Software Architecture
8 6 (4.38%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (4.38%) Configuration Management
8 6 (4.38%) Data Management
9 5 (3.65%) Network Design
9 5 (3.65%) Time Management
9 5 (3.65%) CRM
9 5 (3.65%) Web Design
10 4 (2.92%) Workflow
10 4 (2.92%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 56 (40.88%) SQL
2 28 (20.44%) C#
3 18 (13.14%) Java
4 16 (11.68%) PL/SQL
5 9 (6.57%) Perl
5 9 (6.57%) VB.NET
6 8 (5.84%) C
7 7 (5.11%) C++
7 7 (5.11%) Korn
8 6 (4.38%) Scala
8 6 (4.38%) VBA
8 6 (4.38%) VBScript
8 6 (4.38%) VB
9 5 (3.65%) PowerShell
10 3 (2.19%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.46%) MUMPS
12 1 (0.73%) VC++
Qualifications
1 57 (41.61%) Security Cleared
2 31 (22.63%) SC Cleared
3 20 (14.60%) DV Cleared
4 8 (5.84%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (2.92%) MCDBA
5 4 (2.92%) MCT
6 2 (1.46%) Degree
7 1 (0.73%) MCSE
7 1 (0.73%) MCSA
7 1 (0.73%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.11%) QA
1 7 (5.11%) JSP 440
2 2 (1.46%) HL7
2 2 (1.46%) ISO 9000
2 2 (1.46%) SLA
System Software
1 45 (32.85%) Active Directory
2 11 (8.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (6.57%) vSphere
3 9 (6.57%) VMware ESXi
4 7 (5.11%) NFS
4 7 (5.11%) Hyper-V
5 3 (2.19%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.73%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.73%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (6.57%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 8 (5.84%) MIIS
3 7 (5.11%) OpenView
3 7 (5.11%) WhatsUp Gold
4 4 (2.92%) Unicenter
4 4 (2.92%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 3 (2.19%) Tivoli
5 3 (2.19%) NetBackup
6 2 (1.46%) WSUS
6 2 (1.46%) SCCM
6 2 (1.46%) Netcool
6 2 (1.46%) HP SIM
7 1 (0.73%) CA SiteMinder
7 1 (0.73%) SCOM
Vendors
1 53 (38.69%) Microsoft
2 28 (20.44%) Oracle
3 25 (18.25%) HP
4 16 (11.68%) VMware
5 15 (10.95%) Cisco
6 11 (8.03%) Red Hat
7 10 (7.30%) JBoss
8 9 (6.57%) EMC
9 8 (5.84%) Veritas
10 7 (5.11%) Juniper
10 7 (5.11%) CA
10 7 (5.11%) CheckPoint
10 7 (5.11%) TippingPoint
10 7 (5.11%) 3PAR
10 7 (5.11%) F5
11 6 (4.38%) McAfee
12 5 (3.65%) Citrix
13 4 (2.92%) Lotus
13 4 (2.92%) Informatica
14 3 (2.19%) Siebel
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