The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 23 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
23 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 3 13 5
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -8
Contract jobs citing Windows 334 112 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 25.44% 11.23% 16.53%
As % of the Operating Systems category 57.49% 45.71% 63.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 210 44 58
Median daily rate £280 £278 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.90% +6.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £190 £112
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £493 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £301
% change year-on-year
- +8.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 23 15
Median hourly rate £28.00 £16.16 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+73.26% -28.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £12.50 £10.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £37.50 £32.34
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.86 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-5.42% +5.73%
Windows
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the North East region.

Operating Systems Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
581 245 157
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 44.25% 24.57% 26.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 386 128 97
Median daily rate £290 £363 £273
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +33.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £220 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £575 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 28 15
Median hourly rate £28.00 £25.75 £16.08
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.73% +60.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.70 £12.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £38.45 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North East region citing Windows as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

Windows
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows across the North East region.

Windows Daily Rate Trend in the North East

Windows
Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the North East region over the 3 months to 23 August 2016.

Windows Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

Windows
Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the North East region.

Windows Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

Windows
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the North East region over the 3 months to 23 August 2016.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in the North East

Windows
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the North East region over the 3 months to 23 August 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear +11 301 £280 -5.88% 26
Durham +10 26 £313 +7.75% 1
Northumberland - 1 £360 -
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 23 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North East region with a requirement for Windows.

1 411 (60.80%) Windows Server
2 383 (56.66%) Microsoft
3 344 (50.89%) Active Directory
4 329 (48.67%) Security Cleared
5 293 (43.34%) ITIL
6 279 (41.27%) SC Cleared
7 263 (38.91%) HP
8 234 (34.62%) DHCP
9 232 (34.32%) VMware
10 224 (33.14%) DNS
11 221 (32.69%) Unix
12 207 (30.62%) Citrix
13 202 (29.88%) Windows Server 2008
14 198 (29.29%) SQL
15 190 (28.11%) Linux
16 184 (27.22%) Oracle
17 170 (25.15%) BPSS Clearance
18 169 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
19 157 (23.22%) SQL Server
20 139 (20.56%) Service Delivery
20 139 (20.56%) XenApp
21 129 (19.08%) Degree
22 127 (18.79%) Microsoft App-V
23 125 (18.49%) Computer Science
24 122 (18.05%) VMware Infrastructure
25 120 (17.75%) Solaris
26 118 (17.46%) Disclosure Scotland
27 117 (17.31%) AIX
27 117 (17.31%) Incident Management
28 116 (17.16%) AppSense

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 85 (12.57%) MS Exchange
2 84 (12.43%) IIS
3 79 (11.69%) WebLogic
4 76 (11.24%) Exchange Server 2010
5 66 (9.76%) Skype for Business
6 47 (6.95%) Exchange Server 2013
7 44 (6.51%) SharePoint
8 29 (4.29%) Apache
9 25 (3.70%) SharePoint 2010
10 22 (3.25%) Office Communications Server
10 22 (3.25%) SharePoint 2013
11 21 (3.11%) IBM Notes
11 21 (3.11%) OpenStack
12 20 (2.96%) MQSeries
13 18 (2.66%) WebSphere
13 18 (2.66%) WebSphere Application Server
14 16 (2.37%) Tuxedo
15 15 (2.22%) Oracle HTTP Server
16 13 (1.92%) Oracle Application Server
17 12 (1.78%) JBoss
Applications
1 99 (14.64%) MS Excel
2 44 (6.51%) MS Office
3 3 (0.44%) MS Project
3 3 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (1.63%) OpenText MBPM
2 3 (0.44%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 2 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.15%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 49 (7.25%) Office 365
2 11 (1.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.59%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.59%) IaaS
3 4 (0.59%) OpenShift
4 2 (0.30%) DigitalOcean
4 2 (0.30%) GitHub
4 2 (0.30%) Google Analytics
4 2 (0.30%) Linode
5 1 (0.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 234 (34.62%) DHCP
2 224 (33.14%) DNS
3 74 (10.95%) Firewall
4 72 (10.65%) TCP/IP
5 46 (6.80%) SAN
6 29 (4.29%) Skype
7 22 (3.25%) 3G
7 22 (3.25%) SMS
7 22 (3.25%) Wi-Fi
8 19 (2.81%) Internet
9 18 (2.66%) SSL
10 17 (2.51%) HTTP
11 16 (2.37%) LDAP
12 14 (2.07%) HTTPS
13 13 (1.92%) Intranet
13 13 (1.92%) SSH
14 9 (1.33%) BIG-IP
15 8 (1.18%) OpenLDAP
16 7 (1.04%) VPN
17 6 (0.89%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 157 (23.22%) SQL Server
2 50 (7.40%) DB2
3 30 (4.44%) SQL Server 2008
4 19 (2.81%) SQL Server 2005
5 18 (2.66%) SQL Server 2012
6 16 (2.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 14 (2.07%) Relational Database
8 13 (1.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 11 (1.63%) RDBMS
10 9 (1.33%) MySQL
11 8 (1.18%) Oracle Database
12 5 (0.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 4 (0.59%) BusinessObjects
13 4 (0.59%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 3 (0.44%) PostgreSQL
15 2 (0.30%) Data Warehouse
15 2 (0.30%) DataStage
15 2 (0.30%) IBM InfoSphere
16 1 (0.15%) SAP HANA
16 1 (0.15%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 41 (6.07%) MSI
2 12 (1.78%) LoadRunner
3 10 (1.48%) Visual Studio
4 8 (1.18%) Facilita Forecast
4 8 (1.18%) HP UFT
4 8 (1.18%) JIRA
5 5 (0.74%) Git (software)
6 4 (0.59%) JMeter
6 4 (0.59%) LoadUI
6 4 (0.59%) SoapUI
6 4 (0.59%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.30%) GitLab
7 2 (0.30%) Subversion
7 2 (0.30%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.15%) JUnit
8 1 (0.15%) NMock
8 1 (0.15%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.15%) StarTeam
8 1 (0.15%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (0.15%) WiX
General
1 16 (2.37%) Manufacturing
2 15 (2.22%) Finance
3 4 (0.59%) Advertising
4 2 (0.30%) Banking
4 2 (0.30%) Marketing
4 2 (0.30%) Military
5 1 (0.15%) Legal
5 1 (0.15%) Retail
5 1 (0.15%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 138 (20.41%) Support Engineer
2 39 (5.77%) Virtualisation Engineer
3 38 (5.62%) Analyst
3 38 (5.62%) Desktop Support
4 36 (5.33%) Desktop Engineer
5 32 (4.73%) Developer
6 30 (4.44%) 2nd Line Support
6 30 (4.44%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 30 (4.44%) Consultant
7 27 (3.99%) Wintel Engineer
8 25 (3.70%) Support Specialist
9 23 (3.40%) 3rd Line Support
9 23 (3.40%) Backup Engineer
10 21 (3.11%) Unix Engineer
10 21 (3.11%) Unix Support
11 20 (2.96%) Messaging Support
11 20 (2.96%) Storage Engineer
12 19 (2.81%) Server Support
13 18 (2.66%) Unix Support Engineer
13 18 (2.66%) Wintel Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (9.02%) Middleware
2 23 (3.40%) J2EE
3 17 (2.51%) .NET
4 16 (2.37%) IBM Integration Bus
5 13 (1.92%) ASP.NET
5 13 (1.92%) Web Services
6 9 (1.33%) .NET Framework
6 9 (1.33%) HTML
7 8 (1.18%) JSP
8 7 (1.04%) CSS
9 6 (0.89%) Software Packaging
9 6 (0.89%) XML
10 5 (0.74%) ASP.NET Web API
10 5 (0.74%) Entity Framework
10 5 (0.74%) jQuery
10 5 (0.74%) JSON
10 5 (0.74%) Regular Expression
11 4 (0.59%) ASP.NET MVC
12 3 (0.44%) MDX
12 3 (0.44%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 125 (18.49%) Computer Science
2 71 (10.50%) Management Information System
3 45 (6.66%) Clustering
4 28 (4.14%) Analytical Skills
5 24 (3.55%) Data Centre
5 24 (3.55%) Mainframe
6 22 (3.25%) Fat Client
6 22 (3.25%) Thin Client
7 13 (1.92%) Blackberry
7 13 (1.92%) PKI
7 13 (1.92%) Visualisation
8 12 (1.78%) Performance Metrics
9 11 (1.63%) Replication
9 11 (1.63%) User Experience
10 10 (1.48%) Hybrid Cloud
10 10 (1.48%) Private Cloud
11 9 (1.33%) AS400
11 9 (1.33%) CMDB
11 9 (1.33%) Tandem
12 8 (1.18%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 411 (60.80%) Windows Server
2 221 (32.69%) Unix
3 202 (29.88%) Windows Server 2008
4 190 (28.11%) Linux
5 169 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 120 (17.75%) Solaris
7 117 (17.31%) AIX
8 78 (11.54%) Windows 7
9 69 (10.21%) Windows Server 2012
10 50 (7.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 33 (4.88%) HPUX
12 28 (4.14%) Windows XP
13 25 (3.70%) Android
13 25 (3.70%) Apple iOS
14 15 (2.22%) OS/390
14 15 (2.22%) Windows 8
15 11 (1.63%) Windows Phone
16 8 (1.18%) zOS
17 7 (1.04%) Windows 10
18 5 (0.74%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 293 (43.34%) ITIL
2 139 (20.56%) Service Delivery
3 117 (17.31%) Incident Management
4 108 (15.98%) Problem Management
5 97 (14.35%) Root Cause Analysis
6 90 (13.31%) Change Management
7 86 (12.72%) Software Delivery
8 77 (11.39%) Release Management
9 70 (10.36%) Project Management
10 56 (8.28%) Configuration Management
11 51 (7.54%) QMS
12 47 (6.95%) Migration
13 44 (6.51%) Business Continuity
14 42 (6.21%) Mentoring
15 35 (5.18%) Operational Acceptance Testing
16 34 (5.03%) Content Management
17 33 (4.88%) Quality Management
17 33 (4.88%) Server Building
18 32 (4.73%) SOA
19 30 (4.44%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 198 (29.29%) SQL
2 99 (14.64%) PowerShell
3 90 (13.31%) Perl
4 89 (13.17%) VB
5 63 (9.32%) Java
6 61 (9.02%) Shell Script
7 50 (7.40%) VBScript
8 36 (5.33%) T-SQL
9 17 (2.51%) C
10 16 (2.37%) C#
11 15 (2.22%) C++
12 14 (2.07%) Python
13 12 (1.78%) Korn
13 12 (1.78%) PL/SQL
14 11 (1.63%) JavaScript
15 8 (1.18%) Bash Shell
15 8 (1.18%) PHP
16 6 (0.89%) VB.NET
17 5 (0.74%) Ruby
18 4 (0.59%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 329 (48.67%) Security Cleared
2 279 (41.27%) SC Cleared
3 170 (25.15%) BPSS Clearance
4 129 (19.08%) Degree
5 99 (14.64%) Microsoft Certification
6 54 (7.99%) MCSE
7 25 (3.70%) AAT
8 18 (2.66%) MCP
9 11 (1.63%) MCITP
10 10 (1.48%) CCNA
10 10 (1.48%) Cisco Certification
11 9 (1.33%) CCNP
11 9 (1.33%) MCDBA
11 9 (1.33%) MCSA
11 9 (1.33%) MCTS
12 8 (1.18%) CISSP
12 8 (1.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 6 (0.89%) DV Cleared
14 4 (0.59%) ISTQB
14 4 (0.59%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 118 (17.46%) Disclosure Scotland
2 96 (14.20%) SLA
3 38 (5.62%) ISO 9001
4 14 (2.07%) QA
5 8 (1.18%) JSP 440
System Software
1 344 (50.89%) Active Directory
2 139 (20.56%) XenApp
3 127 (18.79%) Microsoft App-V
4 122 (18.05%) VMware Infrastructure
5 101 (14.94%) XenServer
6 99 (14.64%) XenDesktop
7 63 (9.32%) Hyper-V
8 31 (4.59%) vSphere
9 25 (3.70%) Terminal Services
10 13 (1.92%) Firmware
11 11 (1.63%) Virtual Servers
12 10 (1.48%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 8 (1.18%) DFS Replication
13 8 (1.18%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
14 7 (1.04%) Brightmail
14 7 (1.04%) NFS
14 7 (1.04%) Veritas Volume Manager
15 4 (0.59%) Docker
16 3 (0.44%) Oracle RAC
16 3 (0.44%) Xen
Systems Management
1 105 (15.53%) SCCM
2 86 (12.72%) Tivoli
3 66 (9.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 62 (9.17%) HP SiteScope
5 52 (7.69%) XenMobile
6 48 (7.10%) MOM
7 44 (6.51%) SafeCom
8 40 (5.92%) Microsoft Clustering
9 39 (5.77%) NetBackup
10 38 (5.62%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 37 (5.47%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 33 (4.88%) EdgeSight
12 33 (4.88%) OpenView
13 29 (4.29%) HP Data Protector
14 21 (3.11%) Perfmon
15 15 (2.22%) SCOM
15 15 (2.22%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
16 14 (2.07%) EMC NetWorker
16 14 (2.07%) HP SIM
17 12 (1.78%) Puppet
Vendors
1 383 (56.66%) Microsoft
2 263 (38.91%) HP
3 232 (34.32%) VMware
4 207 (30.62%) Citrix
5 184 (27.22%) Oracle
6 116 (17.16%) AppSense
7 93 (13.76%) CA
8 88 (13.02%) ServiceNow
9 66 (9.76%) ThinPrint
10 59 (8.73%) SAP
11 52 (7.69%) Symantec
12 47 (6.95%) BMC
13 44 (6.51%) Red Hat
14 37 (5.47%) IBM
15 24 (3.55%) Sun
16 21 (3.11%) Intel Security
16 21 (3.11%) Lotus
17 18 (2.66%) Cisco
18 16 (2.37%) Lumension
19 14 (2.07%) Axway
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