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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 8 10 8
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows 103 67 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 13.22% 11.53% 11.99%
As % of the Operating Systems category 48.82% 47.52% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 39 4
Average daily rate
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£355 £238 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+49.35% -9.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £150 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £577 £352 £321
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £314
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 10 12
Average hourly rate £16.16 £14.00 £10.57
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.42% +32.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.45 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £25.00 £18.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.25 £15.00 £15.25
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -1.63%
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
211 141 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 27.09% 24.27% 23.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 88 25
Average daily rate £316 £263 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.47% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £422 £303
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 10 12
Average hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% +27.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.60 £25.00 £18.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+1.61% -3.12%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -1 80 £325 +36.84% 18
Durham +2 14 £175 - 7
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 65 (36.93%) Microsoft
2 57 (32.39%) ITIL
3 56 (31.82%) Security Cleared
4 53 (30.11%) Active Directory
5 44 (25.00%) Windows 7
6 43 (24.43%) Migration
7 38 (21.59%) SC Cleared
8 33 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
8 33 (18.75%) Windows Server 2003
9 30 (17.05%) MS Excel
10 28 (15.91%) DNS
10 28 (15.91%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 27 (15.34%) SharePoint
12 26 (14.77%) DHCP
13 24 (13.64%) MS Exchange
14 23 (13.07%) HP
14 23 (13.07%) VMware
15 20 (11.36%) Service Delivery
16 19 (10.80%) Incident Management
16 19 (10.80%) Service Management
16 19 (10.80%) UNIX
17 18 (10.23%) Linux
17 18 (10.23%) Microsoft Certification
18 16 (9.09%) SQL Server
18 16 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
19 15 (8.52%) SQL
20 14 (7.95%) MS Office
20 14 (7.95%) SAN
20 14 (7.95%) Problem Management
20 14 (7.95%) VMware Infrastructure

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 27 (15.34%) SharePoint
2 24 (13.64%) MS Exchange
3 13 (7.39%) Lync
4 9 (5.11%) IIS
5 5 (2.84%) Exchange Server 2003
5 5 (2.84%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (2.84%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (1.70%) IBM Notes
7 2 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (1.14%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.57%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (0.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.57%) JBoss
8 1 (0.57%) Apache
8 1 (0.57%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 30 (17.05%) MS Excel
2 14 (7.95%) MS Office
3 3 (1.70%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (1.70%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.57%) Adobe Captivate
4 1 (0.57%) Windchill
4 1 (0.57%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (0.57%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.14%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (1.14%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 28 (15.91%) DNS
2 26 (14.77%) DHCP
3 14 (7.95%) SAN
4 13 (7.39%) Internet
5 7 (3.98%) Firewall
5 7 (3.98%) LAN
5 7 (3.98%) WAN
6 6 (3.41%) Skype
6 6 (3.41%) VPN
6 6 (3.41%) VLAN
7 5 (2.84%) Cisco IOS
7 5 (2.84%) Junos
8 4 (2.27%) TCP/IP
8 4 (2.27%) LDAP
9 3 (1.70%) Network Security
9 3 (1.70%) SSL
10 2 (1.14%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 2 (1.14%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 2 (1.14%) NAS
10 2 (1.14%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 9 (5.11%) Relational Database
3 4 (2.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (1.70%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (1.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (1.70%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.14%) DTS
5 2 (1.14%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (1.14%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.57%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.57%) dBASE
6 1 (0.57%) MySQL
6 1 (0.57%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 4 (2.27%) StarTeam
2 2 (1.14%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.57%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (0.57%) LoadRunner
3 1 (0.57%) Toad
3 1 (0.57%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.57%) Facilita Forecast
General
1 13 (7.39%) Finance
2 2 (1.14%) Retail
2 2 (1.14%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.57%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 40 (22.73%) Analyst
2 24 (13.64%) Support Engineer
3 22 (12.50%) Service Analyst
4 19 (10.80%) Service Desk Analyst
4 19 (10.80%) Desktop Support
5 16 (9.09%) Desktop Engineer
6 14 (7.95%) 2nd Line Support
6 14 (7.95%) Wintel Engineer
7 11 (6.25%) Technical Leader
7 11 (6.25%) Support Analyst
8 10 (5.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 10 (5.68%) Integration Manager
9 9 (5.11%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 6 (3.41%) Build Engineer
10 6 (3.41%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 5 (2.84%) Server Engineer
11 5 (2.84%) Architect
11 5 (2.84%) Network Engineer
12 4 (2.27%) Wintel Support Engineer
12 4 (2.27%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.41%) HTML
2 3 (1.70%) .NET
3 2 (1.14%) Android SDK
3 2 (1.14%) WebSockets
3 2 (1.14%) HTML5
3 2 (1.14%) CSS
3 2 (1.14%) Web Services
3 2 (1.14%) WPF
3 2 (1.14%) JSON
3 2 (1.14%) jQuery
4 1 (0.57%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (0.57%) Java EE
4 1 (0.57%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.82%) Client/Server
2 8 (4.55%) Clustering
2 8 (4.55%) Management Information System
3 7 (3.98%) Video Conferencing
3 7 (3.98%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (3.41%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (3.41%) iPad
5 5 (2.84%) Mainframe
6 3 (1.70%) PDA
6 3 (1.70%) Replication
6 3 (1.70%) Cryptography
7 2 (1.14%) User Experience
7 2 (1.14%) Open Source
7 2 (1.14%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.14%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.57%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.57%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.57%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.57%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.57%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 44 (25.00%) Windows 7
2 33 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
2 33 (18.75%) Windows Server 2003
3 19 (10.80%) UNIX
4 18 (10.23%) Linux
5 16 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (6.82%) Windows XP
7 9 (5.11%) Android
8 7 (3.98%) Solaris
8 7 (3.98%) Windows 8
9 4 (2.27%) VME
10 2 (1.14%) Apple iOS
10 2 (1.14%) Windows Vista
10 2 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.57%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (32.39%) ITIL
2 43 (24.43%) Migration
3 20 (11.36%) Service Delivery
4 19 (10.80%) Incident Management
4 19 (10.80%) Service Management
5 14 (7.95%) Problem Management
6 13 (7.39%) Validation
7 12 (6.82%) PRINCE2
7 12 (6.82%) Data Migration
8 11 (6.25%) Change Management
9 10 (5.68%) Project Management
9 10 (5.68%) Integration Testing
10 9 (5.11%) Change Control
11 8 (4.55%) Software Delivery
11 8 (4.55%) Capacity Planning
11 8 (4.55%) Configuration Management
11 8 (4.55%) ITSM
12 7 (3.98%) Information Security
13 6 (3.41%) PRINCE
13 6 (3.41%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (8.52%) SQL
2 6 (3.41%) Java
3 5 (2.84%) PowerShell
3 5 (2.84%) Perl
4 3 (1.70%) C
4 3 (1.70%) T-SQL
5 2 (1.14%) C#
5 2 (1.14%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.14%) PHP
5 2 (1.14%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.57%) Korn
6 1 (0.57%) Ruby
6 1 (0.57%) VB
6 1 (0.57%) VBA
Qualifications
1 56 (31.82%) Security Cleared
2 38 (21.59%) SC Cleared
3 18 (10.23%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (7.39%) MCSE
5 11 (6.25%) DV Cleared
5 11 (6.25%) ISEB
6 7 (3.98%) Degree
6 7 (3.98%) MCSA
7 5 (2.84%) APMP
8 1 (0.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.57%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.41%) ISO 9001
2 5 (2.84%) JSP 440
3 4 (2.27%) QA
4 3 (1.70%) SLA
System Software
1 53 (30.11%) Active Directory
2 14 (7.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (4.55%) VMware ESXi
4 7 (3.98%) vSphere
5 6 (3.41%) Hyper-V
6 4 (2.27%) XenApp
6 4 (2.27%) VMware ESX
7 3 (1.70%) VMware Server
7 3 (1.70%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.57%) Xen
8 1 (0.57%) NFS
8 1 (0.57%) KVM
8 1 (0.57%) iptables
Systems Management
1 28 (15.91%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 10 (5.68%) SCCM
3 3 (1.70%) SCOM
3 3 (1.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (1.70%) WhatsUp Gold
4 2 (1.14%) Unicenter
4 2 (1.14%) WSUS
5 1 (0.57%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (0.57%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.57%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.57%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.57%) OpenView
5 1 (0.57%) Puppet
5 1 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 65 (36.93%) Microsoft
2 23 (13.07%) HP
2 23 (13.07%) VMware
3 13 (7.39%) Cisco
4 7 (3.98%) CheckPoint
4 7 (3.98%) Citrix
4 7 (3.98%) Dell
5 6 (3.41%) Juniper
6 5 (2.84%) TippingPoint
6 5 (2.84%) McAfee
6 5 (2.84%) Oracle
6 5 (2.84%) EMC
6 5 (2.84%) 3PAR
6 5 (2.84%) F5
7 4 (2.27%) CA
8 3 (1.70%) Crossbeam
8 3 (1.70%) Lotus
8 3 (1.70%) Borland
8 3 (1.70%) Red Hat
8 3 (1.70%) Riverbed
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