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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 14 2 10
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +8
Contract jobs citing Windows 33 54 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 9.71% 26.09% 9.09%
As % of the Operating Systems category 38.82% 70.13% 61.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 32 1
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£325 £245 £140
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.65% +75.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £290 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.62% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 12 3
Average hourly rate £11.50 £23.75 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.57% +90.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.46 £13.70 £11.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.23 £27.95 £12.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- -9.37%
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
85 77 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 25.00% 37.20% 14.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 45 6
Average daily rate £325 £245 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.65% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £193 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £375 £284
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £307 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.93% -5.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 12 3
Average hourly rate £13.83 £25.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.76% +104.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £14.70 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.16 £28.19 £12.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -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 30 January 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 64 (55.65%) Microsoft
2 57 (49.57%) Security Cleared
3 53 (46.09%) ITIL
4 49 (42.61%) SQL
5 48 (41.74%) MS Excel
5 48 (41.74%) Active Directory
6 46 (40.00%) SQL Server
7 35 (30.43%) Windows Server 2003
8 31 (26.96%) Service Delivery
9 30 (26.09%) UNIX
10 29 (25.22%) Windows Server 2008
10 29 (25.22%) SC Cleared
11 26 (22.61%) HP
12 25 (21.74%) MS Office
13 23 (20.00%) VMware
14 21 (18.26%) C#
14 21 (18.26%) OpenView Configuration Management
14 21 (18.26%) Service Management
15 20 (17.39%) DNS
15 20 (17.39%) Clustering
16 19 (16.52%) SQL Server 2005
16 19 (16.52%) DV Cleared
16 19 (16.52%) SQL Server 2008
16 19 (16.52%) VMware Infrastructure
17 18 (15.65%) .NET
18 17 (14.78%) Oracle
19 15 (13.04%) Linux
20 14 (12.17%) ASP.NET
20 14 (12.17%) VB.NET
20 14 (12.17%) VBA

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 11 (9.57%) WebLogic
2 10 (8.70%) MS Exchange
3 9 (7.83%) SharePoint
4 8 (6.96%) IBM Notes
4 8 (6.96%) Apache
5 7 (6.09%) SAS
5 7 (6.09%) IIS
6 5 (4.35%) JBoss
7 4 (3.48%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.87%) Documentum
8 1 (0.87%) Lotus Domino
8 1 (0.87%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.87%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 48 (41.74%) MS Excel
2 25 (21.74%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 20 (17.39%) DNS
2 14 (12.17%) DHCP
3 12 (10.43%) SAN
4 11 (9.57%) Firewall
5 6 (5.22%) LDAP
6 5 (4.35%) LAN
6 5 (4.35%) WAN
6 5 (4.35%) Cisco IOS
7 4 (3.48%) OpenLDAP
7 4 (3.48%) Network Security
7 4 (3.48%) SSL
8 3 (2.61%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 3 (2.61%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 3 (2.61%) Junos
8 3 (2.61%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (1.74%) SSH
10 1 (0.87%) Internet
10 1 (0.87%) TCP/IP
10 1 (0.87%) HTTP
10 1 (0.87%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 19 (16.52%) SQL Server 2005
2 19 (16.52%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (12.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 10 (8.70%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 10 (8.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 7 (6.09%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (4.35%) SQL Server 2000
6 5 (4.35%) RDBMS
6 5 (4.35%) Relational Database
7 4 (3.48%) DB2
8 3 (2.61%) DTS
9 2 (1.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.87%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (6.09%) PVCS
2 4 (3.48%) JUnit
3 2 (1.74%) StarTeam
4 1 (0.87%) MSI
General
1 2 (1.74%) Back Office
2 1 (0.87%) Military
2 1 (0.87%) Finance
2 1 (0.87%) Manufacturing
2 1 (0.87%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 21 (18.26%) Support Engineer
2 17 (14.78%) Developer
3 13 (11.30%) Analyst
4 9 (7.83%) Support Analyst
5 8 (6.96%) Applications Support
6 7 (6.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (5.22%) Software Support Engineer
7 6 (5.22%) Lead Software Engineer
7 6 (5.22%) Software Engineer
8 5 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support
8 5 (4.35%) Administrator
8 5 (4.35%) Network Engineer
8 5 (4.35%) Server Support
8 5 (4.35%) Wintel Support
9 4 (3.48%) Server Engineer
9 4 (3.48%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 4 (3.48%) Scala Developer
9 4 (3.48%) Consultant
9 4 (3.48%) Systems Administrator
9 4 (3.48%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (15.65%) .NET
2 14 (12.17%) ASP.NET
3 13 (11.30%) Web Services
4 10 (8.70%) MDX
5 7 (6.09%) Middleware
6 4 (3.48%) Play Framework
6 4 (3.48%) JMS
6 4 (3.48%) J2EE
7 3 (2.61%) XML
7 3 (2.61%) SOAP
7 3 (2.61%) AppFabric
7 3 (2.61%) WCF
7 3 (2.61%) WF
8 1 (0.87%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.87%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 20 (17.39%) Clustering
2 14 (12.17%) N-Tier
2 14 (12.17%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.35%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.61%) Cryptography
4 3 (2.61%) Replication
5 2 (1.74%) CMDB
6 1 (0.87%) NHS
6 1 (0.87%) Smartcard
6 1 (0.87%) Open Source
6 1 (0.87%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.87%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 35 (30.43%) Windows Server 2003
2 30 (26.09%) UNIX
3 29 (25.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (13.04%) Linux
5 11 (9.57%) Windows XP
6 9 (7.83%) Windows 7
7 7 (6.09%) Solaris
8 5 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (2.61%) Windows 8
10 2 (1.74%) HPUX
11 1 (0.87%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.87%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.87%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (46.09%) ITIL
2 31 (26.96%) Service Delivery
3 21 (18.26%) Service Management
4 14 (12.17%) Business Intelligence
4 14 (12.17%) Change Management
4 14 (12.17%) Data Management
5 13 (11.30%) Problem Management
6 12 (10.43%) Incident Management
6 12 (10.43%) Web Design
7 10 (8.70%) Configuration Management
7 10 (8.70%) Knowledge Management
8 7 (6.09%) Root Cause Analysis
8 7 (6.09%) Software Engineering
8 7 (6.09%) Business Continuity
9 6 (5.22%) Network Monitoring
10 5 (4.35%) E-Commerce
10 5 (4.35%) Continuous Improvement
11 4 (3.48%) Software Architecture
11 4 (3.48%) Network Management
11 4 (3.48%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 49 (42.61%) SQL
2 21 (18.26%) C#
3 14 (12.17%) VB.NET
3 14 (12.17%) VBA
3 14 (12.17%) VBScript
4 13 (11.30%) Java
5 12 (10.43%) VB
6 11 (9.57%) PL/SQL
7 7 (6.09%) C
8 5 (4.35%) PowerShell
9 4 (3.48%) Scala
9 4 (3.48%) Perl
9 4 (3.48%) C++
10 2 (1.74%) Korn
10 2 (1.74%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.87%) PHP
11 1 (0.87%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 57 (49.57%) Security Cleared
2 29 (25.22%) SC Cleared
3 19 (16.52%) DV Cleared
4 9 (7.83%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (2.61%) MCSA
6 2 (1.74%) MCSE
7 1 (0.87%) CCNP
7 1 (0.87%) CCA
7 1 (0.87%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (0.87%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.87%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.22%) ISO 9001
2 4 (3.48%) QA
2 4 (3.48%) JSP 440
2 4 (3.48%) SLA
System Software
1 48 (41.74%) Active Directory
2 19 (16.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (6.09%) Terminal Services
3 7 (6.09%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (4.35%) vSphere
5 4 (3.48%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.74%) VMware ESX
6 2 (1.74%) XenApp
6 2 (1.74%) NFS
7 1 (0.87%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.87%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 21 (18.26%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 9 (7.83%) MIIS
3 7 (6.09%) HP SIM
4 6 (5.22%) OpenView
5 4 (3.48%) WhatsUp Gold
6 3 (2.61%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 3 (2.61%) SCCM
7 2 (1.74%) SolarWinds Orion
8 1 (0.87%) CA SiteMinder
8 1 (0.87%) Netcool
8 1 (0.87%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.87%) Unicenter
8 1 (0.87%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.87%) Puppet
8 1 (0.87%) SCOM
Vendors
1 64 (55.65%) Microsoft
2 26 (22.61%) HP
3 23 (20.00%) VMware
4 17 (14.78%) Oracle
5 12 (10.43%) Cisco
6 11 (9.57%) Citrix
7 8 (6.96%) Lotus
8 7 (6.09%) CA
9 5 (4.35%) Red Hat
10 4 (3.48%) TippingPoint
10 4 (3.48%) 3PAR
10 4 (3.48%) CheckPoint
10 4 (3.48%) Juniper
10 4 (3.48%) EMC
10 4 (3.48%) McAfee
11 3 (2.61%) F5
12 2 (1.74%) SolarWinds
12 2 (1.74%) Apple
12 2 (1.74%) NetApp
12 2 (1.74%) Borland
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