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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 25 15 6
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -9
Contract jobs citing Windows 51 30 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 7.58% 9.12% 23.67%
As % of the Operating Systems category 37.50% 37.04% 54.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 21 39
Average daily rate £295 £313 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.60% +30.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £235 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £399 £307
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 12
Average hourly rate £18.50 £11.50 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.86% -51.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.90 £10.46 £13.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.98 £15.23 £27.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -3.33%
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
136 81 124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 20.21% 24.62% 43.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 57 80
Average daily rate £365 £320 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.06% +30.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £253 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £450 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 12
Average hourly rate £20.68 £13.83 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+49.49% -45.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £10.20 £14.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.18 £16.16 £28.19
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%

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 11 February 2016.

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 (39.31%) Microsoft
2 50 (34.48%) Windows Server
3 48 (33.10%) Security Cleared
4 43 (29.66%) ITIL
4 43 (29.66%) VMware
5 40 (27.59%) Linux
6 34 (23.45%) Unix
7 33 (22.76%) Java
7 33 (22.76%) SC Cleared
8 32 (22.07%) AIX
9 31 (21.38%) Solaris
10 29 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
11 27 (18.62%) .NET
12 26 (17.93%) SQL
12 26 (17.93%) HP
13 25 (17.24%) Jenkins
14 24 (16.55%) SAN
14 24 (16.55%) Configuration Management
14 24 (16.55%) Oracle
14 24 (16.55%) MS Office
14 24 (16.55%) MS Excel
15 23 (15.86%) SQL Server
15 23 (15.86%) Service Management
16 22 (15.17%) Migration
16 22 (15.17%) DHCP
16 22 (15.17%) Active Directory
16 22 (15.17%) DNS
17 21 (14.48%) J2EE
17 21 (14.48%) Agile Software Development
18 20 (13.79%) TCP/IP

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 18 (12.41%) Oracle Application Server
1 18 (12.41%) Oracle HTTP Server
1 18 (12.41%) WebSphere
1 18 (12.41%) WebSphere Application Server
2 12 (8.28%) Apache
2 12 (8.28%) Confluence
3 11 (7.59%) IIS
3 11 (7.59%) Jetty
3 11 (7.59%) nginx
3 11 (7.59%) Oracle 10gAS
3 11 (7.59%) Tomcat
4 10 (6.90%) PowerExchange
5 8 (5.52%) WebLogic
6 7 (4.83%) AquaLogic
6 7 (4.83%) Documentum
6 7 (4.83%) MQSeries
6 7 (4.83%) Tuxedo
7 6 (4.14%) Oracle Spatial
7 6 (4.14%) SharePoint
8 5 (3.45%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 24 (16.55%) MS Excel
1 24 (16.55%) MS Office
2 2 (1.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.07%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.07%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.38%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (1.38%) Google App Engine
2 2 (1.38%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (1.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.69%) GitHub
3 1 (0.69%) Office 365
3 1 (0.69%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (16.55%) SAN
2 22 (15.17%) DHCP
2 22 (15.17%) DNS
3 20 (13.79%) TCP/IP
4 19 (13.10%) SSL
5 13 (8.97%) HTTP
6 12 (8.28%) SNMP
7 10 (6.90%) FTP
7 10 (6.90%) IPsec
7 10 (6.90%) NAS
8 7 (4.83%) Internet
9 4 (2.76%) LAN
10 3 (2.07%) Firewall
10 3 (2.07%) Intranet
10 3 (2.07%) WAN
11 2 (1.38%) HTTPS
11 2 (1.38%) iSCSI
12 1 (0.69%) Network Security
12 1 (0.69%) Remote Desktop
12 1 (0.69%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (15.86%) SQL Server
2 11 (7.59%) BusinessObjects
2 11 (7.59%) PowerCenter
2 11 (7.59%) SQL Server 2005
3 10 (6.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (6.21%) Oracle Database
4 9 (6.21%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (4.83%) Oracle Database 11g
6 5 (3.45%) Data Mining
6 5 (3.45%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 5 (3.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (2.76%) SQL Server 2000
8 3 (2.07%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (1.38%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
9 2 (1.38%) MongoDB
9 2 (1.38%) MySQL
9 2 (1.38%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (1.38%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.69%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 25 (17.24%) Jenkins
2 18 (12.41%) LoadRunner
3 15 (10.34%) HP UFT
3 15 (10.34%) JMeter
4 12 (8.28%) JIRA
4 12 (8.28%) Selenium
5 11 (7.59%) Cucumber
5 11 (7.59%) Log4j
6 7 (4.83%) PVCS
7 4 (2.76%) LoadUI
7 4 (2.76%) SoapUI
8 3 (2.07%) Facilita Forecast
8 3 (2.07%) Vagrant
8 3 (2.07%) Visual Studio
9 2 (1.38%) Git (software)
9 2 (1.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 2 (1.38%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (0.69%) FishEye
10 1 (0.69%) WinRunner
General
1 9 (6.21%) Finance
2 1 (0.69%) Automotive
2 1 (0.69%) Back Office
2 1 (0.69%) Banking
2 1 (0.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (16.55%) Developer
2 21 (14.48%) Support Engineer
3 13 (8.97%) Analyst
4 10 (6.90%) 2nd Line Support
4 10 (6.90%) Storage Engineer
5 9 (6.21%) NetBackup Support
6 8 (5.52%) NetBackup Engineer
6 8 (5.52%) SAN Engineer
6 8 (5.52%) SAN Storage Engineer
6 8 (5.52%) Tester
7 7 (4.83%) Documentum Analyst
7 7 (4.83%) Storage Support Engineer
8 6 (4.14%) SAN Support
8 6 (4.14%) Test Manager
8 6 (4.14%) Windows Engineer
9 5 (3.45%) Administrator
9 5 (3.45%) Analyst Developer
9 5 (3.45%) Desktop Support
9 5 (3.45%) Documentum Developer
9 5 (3.45%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (18.62%) .NET
2 21 (14.48%) J2EE
3 10 (6.90%) Servlets
4 9 (6.21%) HTML
4 9 (6.21%) Middleware
4 9 (6.21%) Web Services
5 7 (4.83%) IBM Integration Bus
5 7 (4.83%) XML
6 5 (3.45%) .NET Framework
6 5 (3.45%) ASP.NET
6 5 (3.45%) CSS
6 5 (3.45%) HTML5
6 5 (3.45%) MDX
7 3 (2.07%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 3 (2.07%) jQuery
7 3 (2.07%) WCF
8 2 (1.38%) .NET Compact Framework
8 2 (1.38%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 15 (10.34%) Replication
2 11 (7.59%) PKI
3 10 (6.90%) Data Centre
4 9 (6.21%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (6.21%) Celerra
4 9 (6.21%) CLARiiON
4 9 (6.21%) EMC VNX
4 9 (6.21%) Symmetrix
5 8 (5.52%) Performance Metrics
6 7 (4.83%) N-Tier
6 7 (4.83%) Statistics
7 6 (4.14%) Clustering
8 4 (2.76%) Driving Licence
8 4 (2.76%) IBM Mainframe
8 4 (2.76%) Mainframe
9 3 (2.07%) Data Structures
9 3 (2.07%) Management Information System
10 2 (1.38%) CESG
10 2 (1.38%) Public Cloud
11 1 (0.69%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 50 (34.48%) Windows Server
2 40 (27.59%) Linux
3 34 (23.45%) Unix
4 32 (22.07%) AIX
5 31 (21.38%) Solaris
6 17 (11.72%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (7.59%) Mac OS X
8 10 (6.90%) Windows Server 2003
9 9 (6.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 8 (5.52%) Windows 7
10 8 (5.52%) Windows Server 2012
10 8 (5.52%) Windows XP
11 7 (4.83%) OS/390
12 4 (2.76%) zOS
13 3 (2.07%) Windows Vista
14 2 (1.38%) Apple iOS
14 2 (1.38%) CentOS
14 2 (1.38%) Windows 2000
14 2 (1.38%) Windows 8
14 2 (1.38%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (29.66%) ITIL
2 24 (16.55%) Configuration Management
3 23 (15.86%) Service Management
4 22 (15.17%) Migration
5 21 (14.48%) Agile Software Development
6 20 (13.79%) Problem Management
7 18 (12.41%) Change Management
7 18 (12.41%) Incident Management
8 14 (9.66%) Automated Testing
8 14 (9.66%) Continuous Integration
8 14 (9.66%) Functional Testing
8 14 (9.66%) Service Delivery
9 13 (8.97%) Business Intelligence
10 11 (7.59%) Network Monitoring
10 11 (7.59%) Test Automation
10 11 (7.59%) Unit Testing
10 11 (7.59%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 10 (6.90%) Non-Functional Testing
12 9 (6.21%) CRM
12 9 (6.21%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 33 (22.76%) Java
2 26 (17.93%) SQL
3 18 (12.41%) Perl
4 16 (11.03%) JavaScript
5 15 (10.34%) C
6 14 (9.66%) C#
7 11 (7.59%) VB
8 8 (5.52%) C++
8 8 (5.52%) Shell Script
9 7 (4.83%) PowerShell
9 7 (4.83%) Python
9 7 (4.83%) Ruby
9 7 (4.83%) VBA
9 7 (4.83%) VBScript
10 6 (4.14%) VB.NET
11 3 (2.07%) Bash Shell
11 3 (2.07%) Scala
12 1 (0.69%) PHP
Qualifications
1 48 (33.10%) Security Cleared
2 33 (22.76%) SC Cleared
3 15 (10.34%) DV Cleared
4 7 (4.83%) ISTQB
5 5 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (2.76%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (2.07%) MCSA
8 2 (1.38%) A+ Certification
8 2 (1.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (1.38%) MCDBA
8 2 (1.38%) MCT
9 1 (0.69%) Degree
9 1 (0.69%) MCITP
9 1 (0.69%) MCP
9 1 (0.69%) MCSE
9 1 (0.69%) MCTS
9 1 (0.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.59%) QA
2 1 (0.69%) GPG13
2 1 (0.69%) SLA
2 1 (0.69%) WAI
2 1 (0.69%) WCAG
System Software
1 29 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (15.17%) Active Directory
3 11 (7.59%) VMware ESXi
3 11 (7.59%) Xen
4 6 (4.14%) Hyper-V
4 6 (4.14%) Oracle RAC
5 4 (2.76%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 4 (2.76%) vSphere
6 2 (1.38%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.69%) Firmware
7 1 (0.69%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.69%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 9 (6.21%) NetBackup
2 6 (4.14%) HP SiteScope
2 6 (4.14%) SCCM
3 5 (3.45%) Tivoli
4 4 (2.76%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 3 (2.07%) Netcool
5 3 (2.07%) Puppet
6 2 (1.38%) Ansible
6 2 (1.38%) HP Operations Orchestration
6 2 (1.38%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (1.38%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (1.38%) Perfmon
7 1 (0.69%) DameWare
7 1 (0.69%) logstash
7 1 (0.69%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.69%) yum
Vendors
1 57 (39.31%) Microsoft
2 43 (29.66%) VMware
3 26 (17.93%) HP
4 24 (16.55%) Oracle
5 18 (12.41%) Axway
6 15 (10.34%) Cisco
7 14 (9.66%) Sun
8 12 (8.28%) Veritas
9 11 (7.59%) Genesys
9 11 (7.59%) IBM
9 11 (7.59%) Informatica
10 9 (6.21%) EMC
11 8 (5.52%) Red Hat
12 7 (4.83%) Fujitsu
12 7 (4.83%) Metastorm
12 7 (4.83%) SAP
13 6 (4.14%) Siebel
14 5 (3.45%) CA
15 4 (2.76%) Citrix
15 4 (2.76%) Dell