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 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 6 1 4
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +3
Contract jobs citing Windows 85 95 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 13.58% 24.74% 13.66%
As % of the Operating Systems category 55.92% 74.22% 78.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 52 7
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£293 £245 £140
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.38% +75.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £186 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £399 £348 £305
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £290 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.62% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 15 17
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% +34.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.46 £12.00 £10.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £27.80 £16.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- -9.37%
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
152 128 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 24.28% 33.33% 17.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 68 14
Average daily rate £300 £245 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.44% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £188 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £380 £313
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £307 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.93% -5.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 15 17
Average hourly rate £16.16 £22.50 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.17% +95.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £13.50 £10.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.50 £28.15 £20.00
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 the North East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the North East region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the North East region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear -9 44 £325 +36.84% 7
Durham +1 36 £275 -22.31% 5
Teesside - - - -
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 93 (41.70%) Microsoft
2 82 (36.77%) Active Directory
3 76 (34.08%) Security Cleared
4 71 (31.84%) Windows Server 2008
5 67 (30.04%) ITIL
6 66 (29.60%) SQL Server
7 65 (29.15%) SQL
7 65 (29.15%) Windows Server 2003
8 61 (27.35%) MS Excel
9 50 (22.42%) HP
10 46 (20.63%) SC Cleared
11 43 (19.28%) VMware
12 41 (18.39%) Clustering
13 39 (17.49%) Service Delivery
13 39 (17.49%) Microsoft Certification
14 34 (15.25%) Analytical Skills
15 33 (14.80%) Windows 7
15 33 (14.80%) Citrix
15 33 (14.80%) DNS
16 32 (14.35%) MS Exchange
16 32 (14.35%) Firewall
17 31 (13.90%) MS Office
18 30 (13.45%) IIS
18 30 (13.45%) UNIX
18 30 (13.45%) Service Management
19 29 (13.00%) Windows Server 2012
20 28 (12.56%) Linux
20 28 (12.56%) MCSE
21 26 (11.66%) Cisco
22 25 (11.21%) VMware Infrastructure

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 32 (14.35%) MS Exchange
2 30 (13.45%) IIS
3 23 (10.31%) SharePoint
4 11 (4.93%) WebLogic
4 11 (4.93%) IBM Notes
5 9 (4.04%) Lync
5 9 (4.04%) Apache
6 7 (3.14%) SAS
7 6 (2.69%) Exchange Server 2010
8 5 (2.24%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (2.24%) JBoss
8 5 (2.24%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (1.79%) MQSeries
10 1 (0.45%) WordPress
10 1 (0.45%) Lotus Domino
10 1 (0.45%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.45%) Documentum
10 1 (0.45%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 61 (27.35%) MS Excel
2 31 (13.90%) MS Office
3 1 (0.45%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.45%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.45%) Adobe Illustrator
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.90%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (0.90%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (14.80%) DNS
2 32 (14.35%) Firewall
3 23 (10.31%) DHCP
4 22 (9.87%) TCP/IP
5 18 (8.07%) SAN
6 13 (5.83%) LDAP
7 12 (5.38%) LAN
7 12 (5.38%) WAN
8 10 (4.48%) SSL
9 9 (4.04%) Cisco IOS
10 8 (3.59%) Network Security
11 7 (3.14%) Cisco ASA
11 7 (3.14%) Junos
11 7 (3.14%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 7 (3.14%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 4 (1.79%) Internet
12 4 (1.79%) OpenLDAP
13 3 (1.35%) VoIP
13 3 (1.35%) VPN
13 3 (1.35%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (29.60%) SQL Server
2 20 (8.97%) SQL Server 2008
2 20 (8.97%) SQL Server 2005
3 15 (6.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 10 (4.48%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 10 (4.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 7 (3.14%) SQL Server 2012
5 7 (3.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (2.24%) Relational Database
6 5 (2.24%) SQL Server 2000
6 5 (2.24%) RDBMS
7 4 (1.79%) DB2
8 3 (1.35%) MySQL
8 3 (1.35%) DTS
9 2 (0.90%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.45%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (3.59%) Visual Studio
2 7 (3.14%) PVCS
3 5 (2.24%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (1.79%) JUnit
5 2 (0.90%) StarTeam
6 1 (0.45%) MSI
General
1 3 (1.35%) Telecoms
2 2 (0.90%) Manufacturing
2 2 (0.90%) Back Office
3 1 (0.45%) Front Office
3 1 (0.45%) Finance
3 1 (0.45%) Military
3 1 (0.45%) Banking
Job Titles
1 39 (17.49%) Support Engineer
2 34 (15.25%) Analyst
3 20 (8.97%) Developer
4 18 (8.07%) Wintel Engineer
5 15 (6.73%) Desktop Support
5 15 (6.73%) Support Analyst
6 11 (4.93%) 2nd Line Support
7 9 (4.04%) IT Support
7 9 (4.04%) Service Desk Analyst
7 9 (4.04%) Service Analyst
7 9 (4.04%) Network Engineer
7 9 (4.04%) 1st Line Support
8 8 (3.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 8 (3.59%) Applications Support
9 7 (3.14%) Server Engineer
9 7 (3.14%) Technical Leader
10 6 (2.69%) Lead Software Engineer
10 6 (2.69%) Software Support Engineer
10 6 (2.69%) Wintel Support
10 6 (2.69%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (8.97%) .NET
2 15 (6.73%) ASP.NET
2 15 (6.73%) Web Services
3 10 (4.48%) MDX
4 7 (3.14%) Middleware
5 4 (1.79%) JMS
5 4 (1.79%) J2EE
5 4 (1.79%) Play Framework
6 3 (1.35%) WCF
6 3 (1.35%) WF
6 3 (1.35%) AppFabric
6 3 (1.35%) XML
6 3 (1.35%) SOAP
7 2 (0.90%) Application Packaging
8 1 (0.45%) jQuery
8 1 (0.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 1 (0.45%) HTML
8 1 (0.45%) CSS
8 1 (0.45%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 41 (18.39%) Clustering
2 34 (15.25%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (6.28%) N-Tier
4 12 (5.38%) Management Information System
5 8 (3.59%) iPad
6 7 (3.14%) Cryptography
7 3 (1.35%) Life Science
7 3 (1.35%) Replication
8 2 (0.90%) User Experience
8 2 (0.90%) CMDB
8 2 (0.90%) Visualisation
9 1 (0.45%) Open Source
9 1 (0.45%) Smartcard
9 1 (0.45%) NHS
9 1 (0.45%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.45%) AS400
9 1 (0.45%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 71 (31.84%) Windows Server 2008
2 65 (29.15%) Windows Server 2003
3 33 (14.80%) Windows 7
4 30 (13.45%) UNIX
5 29 (13.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 28 (12.56%) Linux
7 22 (9.87%) Windows XP
8 9 (4.04%) Windows 8
9 8 (3.59%) Android
10 7 (3.14%) Solaris
11 5 (2.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.90%) HPUX
13 1 (0.45%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.45%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.45%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.45%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.45%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (30.04%) ITIL
2 39 (17.49%) Service Delivery
3 30 (13.45%) Service Management
4 21 (9.42%) Incident Management
5 18 (8.07%) Time Management
6 17 (7.62%) Disaster Recovery
7 16 (7.17%) Problem Management
8 15 (6.73%) Business Intelligence
9 14 (6.28%) Data Management
9 14 (6.28%) Change Management
10 13 (5.83%) Change Control
11 12 (5.38%) Capacity Planning
11 12 (5.38%) Web Design
12 10 (4.48%) Knowledge Management
12 10 (4.48%) Configuration Management
12 10 (4.48%) Network Monitoring
13 9 (4.04%) Project Management
14 8 (3.59%) Network Management
15 7 (3.14%) Root Cause Analysis
15 7 (3.14%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 65 (29.15%) SQL
2 22 (9.87%) C#
3 15 (6.73%) VBScript
3 15 (6.73%) VB.NET
3 15 (6.73%) VBA
4 14 (6.28%) Java
5 12 (5.38%) VB
6 11 (4.93%) PL/SQL
7 10 (4.48%) C
8 9 (4.04%) PowerShell
9 6 (2.69%) C++
10 4 (1.79%) Perl
10 4 (1.79%) Scala
11 2 (0.90%) Korn
11 2 (0.90%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.90%) PHP
12 1 (0.45%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.45%) LINC
12 1 (0.45%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 76 (34.08%) Security Cleared
2 46 (20.63%) SC Cleared
3 39 (17.49%) Microsoft Certification
4 28 (12.56%) MCSE
5 19 (8.52%) DV Cleared
6 16 (7.17%) MCSA
7 1 (0.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.45%) CCA
7 1 (0.45%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (0.45%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.45%) CCNP
7 1 (0.45%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.59%) JSP 440
2 6 (2.69%) ISO 9001
2 6 (2.69%) QA
3 5 (2.24%) SLA
System Software
1 82 (36.77%) Active Directory
2 25 (11.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (9.42%) vSphere
4 15 (6.73%) VMware ESXi
5 13 (5.83%) Hyper-V
6 12 (5.38%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 7 (3.14%) Terminal Services
7 7 (3.14%) VMware ESX
8 6 (2.69%) XenApp
9 4 (1.79%) VMware Server
10 2 (0.90%) NFS
11 1 (0.45%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.45%) KVM
11 1 (0.45%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.45%) Xen
Systems Management
1 21 (9.42%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 13 (5.83%) NetBackup
2 13 (5.83%) SCCM
3 9 (4.04%) MIIS
4 8 (3.59%) WhatsUp Gold
5 7 (3.14%) HP SIM
6 6 (2.69%) OpenView
7 5 (2.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 3 (1.35%) SCOM
9 2 (0.90%) SolarWinds Orion
10 1 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (0.45%) Puppet
10 1 (0.45%) CA SiteMinder
10 1 (0.45%) Netcool
10 1 (0.45%) Tivoli
10 1 (0.45%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 1 (0.45%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 93 (41.70%) Microsoft
2 50 (22.42%) HP
3 43 (19.28%) VMware
4 33 (14.80%) Citrix
5 26 (11.66%) Cisco
6 19 (8.52%) Oracle
7 13 (5.83%) Veritas
8 11 (4.93%) Lotus
9 9 (4.04%) Juniper
10 8 (3.59%) EMC
10 8 (3.59%) CheckPoint
10 8 (3.59%) McAfee
10 8 (3.59%) 3PAR
10 8 (3.59%) TippingPoint
11 7 (3.14%) F5
11 7 (3.14%) CA
12 5 (2.24%) Red Hat
13 3 (1.35%) SolarWinds
14 2 (0.90%) IBM
14 2 (0.90%) NetApp
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