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 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 8 4 9
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +5
Contract jobs citing Windows 82 60 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 12.48% 19.35% 10.84%
As % of the Operating Systems category 46.86% 59.41% 60.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 35 9
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.94% -3.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £178 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £379 £331
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 9 5
Average hourly rate £21.50 £16.08 £10.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.70% +51.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.44 £9.70 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £26.50 £11.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -3.22%
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
175 101 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 26.64% 32.58% 18.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 68 16
Average daily rate £344 £280 £279
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.76% +0.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £210 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 9 5
Average hourly rate £30.50 £11.00 £10.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+177.27% +3.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.00 £10.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £29.50 £12.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.23
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.55%

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 2015.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Newcastle upon Tyne

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 65 (45.77%) Microsoft
2 56 (39.44%) Security Cleared
3 36 (25.35%) SC Cleared
3 36 (25.35%) Windows 7
4 35 (24.65%) ITIL
5 34 (23.94%) Active Directory
5 34 (23.94%) Migration
6 32 (22.54%) DHCP
7 30 (21.13%) DNS
8 29 (20.42%) Windows Server 2008
9 26 (18.31%) Windows Server 2003
10 23 (16.20%) SQL
10 23 (16.20%) Windows Server 2012
11 22 (15.49%) HP
12 21 (14.79%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 21 (14.79%) Incident Management
13 20 (14.08%) UNIX
14 18 (12.68%) MS Excel
14 18 (12.68%) Finance
15 16 (11.27%) Microsoft Certification
15 16 (11.27%) Linux
15 16 (11.27%) Change Control
15 16 (11.27%) Data Centre
16 15 (10.56%) SharePoint
17 14 (9.86%) Client/Server
17 14 (9.86%) VMware
17 14 (9.86%) Problem Management
17 14 (9.86%) Hyper-V
17 14 (9.86%) Server Building
18 13 (9.15%) Relational Database

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 15 (10.56%) SharePoint
2 10 (7.04%) MS Exchange
3 3 (2.11%) WebLogic
3 3 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.70%) CMS
5 1 (0.70%) Zope
5 1 (0.70%) Plone
5 1 (0.70%) IIS
5 1 (0.70%) Apache
5 1 (0.70%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.70%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (0.70%) nginx
Applications
1 18 (12.68%) MS Excel
2 10 (7.04%) MS Office
3 3 (2.11%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (2.11%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.70%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 1 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 32 (22.54%) DHCP
2 30 (21.13%) DNS
3 9 (6.34%) Internet
4 8 (5.63%) SAN
5 7 (4.93%) TCP/IP
6 6 (4.23%) VLAN
7 5 (3.52%) VPN
8 3 (2.11%) Firewall
9 2 (1.41%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (1.41%) 3G
9 2 (1.41%) Cisco IOS
9 2 (1.41%) Junos
9 2 (1.41%) LAN
9 2 (1.41%) WAN
10 1 (0.70%) SMTP
10 1 (0.70%) Intranet
10 1 (0.70%) SSL
10 1 (0.70%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (9.15%) Relational Database
2 9 (6.34%) SQL Server
3 4 (2.82%) DTS
3 4 (2.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (2.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.41%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (1.41%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.70%) MariaDB
6 1 (0.70%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.70%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.70%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (3.52%) Visual Studio
2 3 (2.11%) HP UFT
2 3 (2.11%) LoadRunner
2 3 (2.11%) StarTeam
2 3 (2.11%) Facilita Forecast
3 2 (1.41%) LoadUI
3 2 (1.41%) SoapUI
3 2 (1.41%) JMeter
4 1 (0.70%) Subversion
General
1 18 (12.68%) Finance
2 3 (2.11%) Military
3 2 (1.41%) Automotive
3 2 (1.41%) Back Office
4 1 (0.70%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 27 (19.01%) Support Engineer
2 26 (18.31%) Analyst
3 20 (14.08%) Wintel Engineer
4 17 (11.97%) Service Analyst
5 14 (9.86%) Service Desk Analyst
6 13 (9.15%) Desktop Engineer
6 13 (9.15%) Administrator
7 12 (8.45%) 2nd Line Support
8 9 (6.34%) Support Analyst
9 8 (5.63%) Desktop Support
9 8 (5.63%) Windows Administrator
9 8 (5.63%) Technical Leader
9 8 (5.63%) Build Engineer
10 7 (4.93%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 7 (4.93%) Integration Manager
10 7 (4.93%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 5 (3.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 5 (3.52%) Wintel Support
11 5 (3.52%) Server Engineer
11 5 (3.52%) Wintel Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.52%) HTML
2 4 (2.82%) .NET
3 3 (2.11%) CSS
3 3 (2.11%) Web Services
3 3 (2.11%) Application Packaging
4 2 (1.41%) WPF
4 2 (1.41%) jQuery
4 2 (1.41%) HTML5
4 2 (1.41%) WebSockets
4 2 (1.41%) Android SDK
4 2 (1.41%) JSON
5 1 (0.70%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (0.70%) XML
5 1 (0.70%) XSLT
5 1 (0.70%) Middleware
5 1 (0.70%) Java EE
5 1 (0.70%) ADO.NET
5 1 (0.70%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 16 (11.27%) Data Centre
2 14 (9.86%) Client/Server
3 8 (5.63%) Mainframe
4 7 (4.93%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (3.52%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (3.52%) Management Information System
5 5 (3.52%) Clustering
6 4 (2.82%) PKI
6 4 (2.82%) IBM Mainframe
6 4 (2.82%) Performance Metrics
7 3 (2.11%) Computer Science
7 3 (2.11%) PDA
8 2 (1.41%) Thin Client
8 2 (1.41%) Blackberry
8 2 (1.41%) Fat Client
8 2 (1.41%) User Experience
8 2 (1.41%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.70%) AS400
9 1 (0.70%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 36 (25.35%) Windows 7
2 29 (20.42%) Windows Server 2008
3 26 (18.31%) Windows Server 2003
4 23 (16.20%) Windows Server 2012
5 20 (14.08%) UNIX
6 16 (11.27%) Linux
7 13 (9.15%) Windows XP
8 7 (4.93%) Solaris
9 5 (3.52%) AIX
10 4 (2.82%) zOS
10 4 (2.82%) VME
11 2 (1.41%) Android
11 2 (1.41%) Windows 8
11 2 (1.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.70%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.70%) CentOS
12 1 (0.70%) VMS
12 1 (0.70%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (24.65%) ITIL
2 34 (23.94%) Migration
3 21 (14.79%) Incident Management
4 16 (11.27%) Change Control
5 14 (9.86%) Problem Management
5 14 (9.86%) Server Building
6 12 (8.45%) Change Management
7 11 (7.75%) Validation
8 10 (7.04%) Configuration Management
8 10 (7.04%) Service Management
9 8 (5.63%) Data Migration
10 7 (4.93%) Integration Testing
10 7 (4.93%) PRINCE2
11 5 (3.52%) Service Delivery
11 5 (3.52%) ITSM
11 5 (3.52%) Supplier Management
11 5 (3.52%) Information Security
12 4 (2.82%) Agile Software Development
12 4 (2.82%) Quality Management
12 4 (2.82%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (16.20%) SQL
2 12 (8.45%) Java
3 10 (7.04%) Shell Script
3 10 (7.04%) Perl
4 9 (6.34%) VB
5 4 (2.82%) C#
6 3 (2.11%) T-SQL
7 2 (1.41%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.70%) C
8 1 (0.70%) VBA
8 1 (0.70%) Python
8 1 (0.70%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 56 (39.44%) Security Cleared
2 36 (25.35%) SC Cleared
3 16 (11.27%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (9.15%) DV Cleared
5 11 (7.75%) MCSE
6 7 (4.93%) ISEB
6 7 (4.93%) Degree
7 4 (2.82%) APMP
8 2 (1.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (1.41%) MCSA
8 2 (1.41%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.34%) SLA
2 7 (4.93%) QA
3 2 (1.41%) JSP 440
System Software
1 34 (23.94%) Active Directory
2 14 (9.86%) Hyper-V
3 10 (7.04%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (5.63%) Microsoft App-V
5 7 (4.93%) vSphere
5 7 (4.93%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (3.52%) XenApp
7 4 (2.82%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 3 (2.11%) Xen
9 2 (1.41%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.70%) qmail
10 1 (0.70%) Postfix
10 1 (0.70%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 21 (14.79%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 7 (4.93%) SCCM
3 6 (4.23%) Tivoli
4 4 (2.82%) Unicenter
4 4 (2.82%) SCOM
4 4 (2.82%) WSUS
5 3 (2.11%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (2.11%) HP SIM
5 3 (2.11%) NetBackup
6 2 (1.41%) Netcool
6 2 (1.41%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (1.41%) MOM
6 2 (1.41%) HP Data Protector
6 2 (1.41%) HP SiteScope
7 1 (0.70%) HP UCMDB
7 1 (0.70%) HAProxy
7 1 (0.70%) Ansible
7 1 (0.70%) systemd
7 1 (0.70%) HP Operations Orchestration
7 1 (0.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 65 (45.77%) Microsoft
2 22 (15.49%) HP
3 14 (9.86%) VMware
4 11 (7.75%) CA
5 10 (7.04%) Citrix
6 8 (5.63%) Cisco
7 5 (3.52%) Dell
7 5 (3.52%) CheckPoint
7 5 (3.52%) Symantec
7 5 (3.52%) McAfee
8 4 (2.82%) Oracle
9 3 (2.11%) IBM
9 3 (2.11%) Sophos
10 2 (1.41%) Juniper
10 2 (1.41%) NetApp
10 2 (1.41%) EMC
10 2 (1.41%) AppSense
10 2 (1.41%) Borland
10 2 (1.41%) Red Hat
10 2 (1.41%) Crossbeam
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