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 February 2017 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 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows
England / North East
Rank 4 23 6
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -17
Contract jobs citing Windows 148 62 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 16.65% 7.01% 12.50%
As % of the Operating Systems category 55.02% 37.80% 53.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 42 34
Median daily rate £325 £295 £278
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.16% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £127 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £500 £408
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 5 16
Median hourly rate £22.00 £13.50 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+62.96% -16.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.79 £11.90 £10.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £17.20 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-6.45% +6.89%

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
269 164 144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 30.26% 18.55% 23.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 92 83
Median daily rate £338 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £533 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 6 16
Median hourly rate £22.50 £13.50 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -16.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.80 £10.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £15.25 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-8.82% +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 February 2017.

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 February 2017.

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 February 2017. 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 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 +22 130 £325 +10.16% 22
Durham -5 7 £313 +11.60% 2
Northumberland -1 1 - -
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, 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.

1 277 (54.00%) Microsoft
2 253 (49.32%) Windows Server
3 232 (45.22%) Active Directory
4 222 (43.27%) Security Cleared
5 188 (36.65%) Linux
6 170 (33.14%) SC Cleared
7 161 (31.38%) ITIL
8 150 (29.24%) MS Excel
9 149 (29.04%) Unix
10 126 (24.56%) SQL
11 116 (22.61%) DNS
12 114 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
13 102 (19.88%) PowerShell
14 101 (19.69%) HP
15 100 (19.49%) Open Source
16 95 (18.52%) Windows Server 2003
17 94 (18.32%) DHCP
18 93 (18.13%) VMware
19 88 (17.15%) Windows Server 2012
19 88 (17.15%) DevOps
20 87 (16.96%) Agile Software Development
21 84 (16.37%) Change Management
21 84 (16.37%) AIX
22 81 (15.79%) Oracle
23 80 (15.59%) Windows 7
24 78 (15.20%) SQL Server
25 77 (15.01%) Migration
26 73 (14.23%) VMware Infrastructure
27 72 (14.04%) Analytical Skills
28 71 (13.84%) Problem Management

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 52 (10.14%) WebLogic
2 50 (9.75%) MS Exchange
3 49 (9.55%) WebSphere
4 43 (8.38%) SharePoint
5 42 (8.19%) IIS
6 41 (7.99%) Exchange Server 2010
7 39 (7.60%) Exchange Server 2013
7 39 (7.60%) Skype for Business
8 21 (4.09%) OpenStack
9 19 (3.70%) Confluence
10 15 (2.92%) Exchange Server 2003
11 14 (2.73%) BizTalk Server
11 14 (2.73%) Office Communications Server
12 13 (2.53%) Tuxedo
13 12 (2.34%) JBoss
13 12 (2.34%) Oracle Application Server
14 11 (2.14%) Exchange Server 2007
14 11 (2.14%) MQSeries
14 11 (2.14%) SharePoint 2010
15 9 (1.75%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 150 (29.24%) MS Excel
2 48 (9.36%) MS PowerPoint
3 26 (5.07%) MS Office
4 2 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.19%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 8 (1.56%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (1.36%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.97%) BusinessWorks
4 4 (0.78%) OpenText MBPM
4 4 (0.78%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 70 (13.65%) SaaS
2 69 (13.45%) IaaS
2 69 (13.45%) PaaS
3 52 (10.14%) Office 365
4 44 (8.58%) Microsoft Azure
5 23 (4.48%) Amazon AWS
6 16 (3.12%) HP Helion
7 9 (1.75%) Trello
8 5 (0.97%) Amazon EC2
8 5 (0.97%) Google App Engine
8 5 (0.97%) Google Cloud Platform
8 5 (0.97%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.19%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 116 (22.61%) DNS
2 94 (18.32%) DHCP
3 70 (13.65%) TCP/IP
4 35 (6.82%) Skype
5 33 (6.43%) Firewall
6 31 (6.04%) LAN
7 28 (5.46%) WAN
8 24 (4.68%) LDAP
9 23 (4.48%) Internet
10 19 (3.70%) SAN
11 18 (3.51%) SSL
12 17 (3.31%) HTTP
13 16 (3.12%) Intranet
14 14 (2.73%) NAS
15 11 (2.14%) HTTPS
15 11 (2.14%) iSCSI
15 11 (2.14%) Wi-Fi
16 9 (1.75%) 3G
17 8 (1.56%) Kerberos
18 7 (1.36%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (15.20%) SQL Server
2 26 (5.07%) Relational Database
3 24 (4.68%) BusinessObjects
4 22 (4.29%) DB2
5 20 (3.90%) Oracle Database
6 14 (2.73%) Oracle Reports
7 12 (2.34%) MongoDB
8 11 (2.14%) Ingres
8 11 (2.14%) SQL Server 2008
9 8 (1.56%) Oracle Database 12c
10 6 (1.17%) BODI
11 5 (0.97%) SQL Server 2005
12 4 (0.78%) GIS
13 3 (0.58%) SAS Enterprise Guide
13 3 (0.58%) SAS Enterprise Miner
13 3 (0.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 2 (0.39%) Big Data
15 1 (0.19%) NonStop SQL
15 1 (0.19%) SAP HANA
15 1 (0.19%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 30 (5.85%) Jenkins
2 26 (5.07%) Git (software)
3 22 (4.29%) Sonatype Nexus
4 21 (4.09%) JIRA
5 16 (3.12%) GitLab
6 9 (1.75%) Visual Studio
7 7 (1.36%) MSI
7 7 (1.36%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (1.17%) Oracle APEX
8 6 (1.17%) Oracle Forms
9 5 (0.97%) CA Gen
9 5 (0.97%) Travis CI
10 4 (0.78%) Cucumber
10 4 (0.78%) Selenium
11 3 (0.58%) HP UFT
11 3 (0.58%) JMeter
11 3 (0.58%) LoadRunner
11 3 (0.58%) Log4j
11 3 (0.58%) NMock
11 3 (0.58%) WiX
General
1 15 (2.92%) Finance
2 2 (0.39%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.19%) Banking
3 1 (0.19%) Games
3 1 (0.19%) German Language
3 1 (0.19%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 89 (17.35%) Support Engineer
2 45 (8.77%) Analyst
3 41 (7.99%) Architect
4 33 (6.43%) 2nd Line Support
5 31 (6.04%) Desktop Support
6 30 (5.85%) DevOps Engineer
7 29 (5.65%) Desktop Engineer
8 28 (5.46%) Administrator
8 28 (5.46%) DBA
9 27 (5.26%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 25 (4.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 24 (4.68%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 24 (4.68%) Infrastructure Architect
11 24 (4.68%) Operations Engineer
11 24 (4.68%) Solutions Architect
12 23 (4.48%) Automation Engineer
12 23 (4.48%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 20 (3.90%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
13 20 (3.90%) Developer
13 20 (3.90%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (6.24%) .NET
2 27 (5.26%) Middleware
3 20 (3.90%) HTML
3 20 (3.90%) XML
4 19 (3.70%) Software Packaging
5 16 (3.12%) ASP.NET
6 12 (2.34%) J2EE
7 10 (1.95%) .NET Framework
7 10 (1.95%) Web Services
8 9 (1.75%) IBM Integration Bus
9 5 (0.97%) CSS
9 5 (0.97%) Servlets
10 4 (0.78%) AngularJS
10 4 (0.78%) HTML5
10 4 (0.78%) Java EE
10 4 (0.78%) jQuery
10 4 (0.78%) Oracle GoldenGate
10 4 (0.78%) REST
10 4 (0.78%) SignalR
11 3 (0.58%) Angular 2
Miscellaneous
1 72 (14.04%) Analytical Skills
2 39 (7.60%) Data Centre
3 33 (6.43%) Management Information System
4 31 (6.04%) Computer Science
5 29 (5.65%) Private Cloud
6 24 (4.68%) Clustering
7 17 (3.31%) Enterprise Software
8 14 (2.73%) Mainframe
9 12 (2.34%) Tandem
10 11 (2.14%) Fat Client
10 11 (2.14%) Thin Client
11 10 (1.95%) IBM Mainframe
12 8 (1.56%) Hybrid Cloud
12 8 (1.56%) Mobile App
13 7 (1.36%) Blackberry
14 5 (0.97%) PKI
15 4 (0.78%) Public Cloud
15 4 (0.78%) Replication
16 2 (0.39%) FlexPod
16 2 (0.39%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 253 (49.32%) Windows Server
2 188 (36.65%) Linux
3 149 (29.04%) Unix
4 114 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 95 (18.52%) Windows Server 2003
6 88 (17.15%) Windows Server 2012
7 84 (16.37%) AIX
8 80 (15.59%) Windows 7
9 68 (13.26%) Windows XP
10 38 (7.41%) Windows 2000
11 37 (7.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 32 (6.24%) Solaris
13 19 (3.70%) zOS
14 17 (3.31%) Android
14 17 (3.31%) Windows 8
15 15 (2.92%) Apple iOS
16 14 (2.73%) Windows 10
17 12 (2.34%) HPUX
17 12 (2.34%) MVS
18 9 (1.75%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 161 (31.38%) ITIL
2 100 (19.49%) Open Source
3 88 (17.15%) DevOps
4 87 (16.96%) Agile Software Development
5 84 (16.37%) Change Management
6 77 (15.01%) Migration
7 71 (13.84%) Problem Management
8 62 (12.09%) PRINCE2
9 59 (11.50%) Data Management
10 46 (8.97%) ITSM
10 46 (8.97%) Service Management
11 45 (8.77%) Change Control
12 40 (7.80%) Operational Acceptance Testing
13 33 (6.43%) Configuration Management
14 32 (6.24%) Virtual Infrastructure
15 29 (5.65%) Network Design
16 28 (5.46%) Release Management
17 27 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
17 27 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
18 25 (4.87%) Matrix Organization
Programming Languages
1 126 (24.56%) SQL
2 102 (19.88%) PowerShell
3 66 (12.87%) Java
4 63 (12.28%) VB
5 60 (11.70%) Perl
6 43 (8.38%) Shell Script
7 37 (7.21%) JavaScript
8 33 (6.43%) C#
9 30 (5.85%) C
10 11 (2.14%) Python
10 11 (2.14%) VBScript
11 8 (1.56%) T-SQL
12 7 (1.36%) Korn
12 7 (1.36%) PL/SQL
13 6 (1.17%) Jython
13 6 (1.17%) Ruby
14 5 (0.97%) VB6
15 4 (0.78%) Scala
16 3 (0.58%) C++
17 2 (0.39%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 222 (43.27%) Security Cleared
2 170 (33.14%) SC Cleared
3 58 (11.31%) Microsoft Certification
4 51 (9.94%) MCSE
5 40 (7.80%) Degree
6 38 (7.41%) BPSS Clearance
7 20 (3.90%) MCSA
8 19 (3.70%) DV Cleared
9 17 (3.31%) ITIL Certification
10 6 (1.17%) DBS Check
11 4 (0.78%) ECDL
12 3 (0.58%) Cisco Certification
13 2 (0.39%) A+ Certification
13 2 (0.39%) CCNA
13 2 (0.39%) CCNP
13 2 (0.39%) IBM Certification
13 2 (0.39%) MCP
14 1 (0.19%) CCDA
14 1 (0.19%) Citrix Certification
14 1 (0.19%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (8.77%) SLA
2 22 (4.29%) Disclosure Scotland
3 5 (0.97%) QA
4 3 (0.58%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 232 (45.22%) Active Directory
2 73 (14.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (6.24%) Hyper-V
3 32 (6.24%) XenApp
4 23 (4.48%) Microsoft App-V
5 18 (3.51%) VMware ESXi
6 16 (3.12%) vSphere
7 12 (2.34%) XenDesktop
7 12 (2.34%) XenServer
8 10 (1.95%) DFS Replication
9 8 (1.56%) NFS
9 8 (1.56%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 8 (1.56%) VMware Workstation
10 6 (1.17%) Firmware
11 5 (0.97%) Docker
11 5 (0.97%) Virtual Servers
11 5 (0.97%) Xen
12 4 (0.78%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 4 (0.78%) Oracle Clusterware
13 2 (0.39%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 50 (9.75%) SCCM
2 39 (7.60%) HP SiteScope
3 27 (5.26%) Tivoli
4 23 (4.48%) Ansible
5 16 (3.12%) Puppet
6 14 (2.73%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 14 (2.73%) WSUS
7 13 (2.53%) Dollar Universe
8 10 (1.95%) HP Operations Orchestration
8 10 (1.95%) SCOM
9 8 (1.56%) AirWatch
9 8 (1.56%) Backup Exec
9 8 (1.56%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 7 (1.36%) Control-M
10 7 (1.36%) MOM
10 7 (1.36%) Opscode Chef
11 6 (1.17%) Microsoft Clustering
11 6 (1.17%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 6 (1.17%) SCOrch
11 6 (1.17%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 277 (54.00%) Microsoft
2 101 (19.69%) HP
3 93 (18.13%) VMware
4 81 (15.79%) Oracle
5 41 (7.99%) Citrix
6 38 (7.41%) Red Hat
7 32 (6.24%) CA
8 26 (5.07%) IBM
9 25 (4.87%) TIBCO
10 22 (4.29%) AppSense
10 22 (4.29%) Cisco
11 16 (3.12%) Atlassian
12 10 (1.95%) BMC
12 10 (1.95%) Dell
12 10 (1.95%) Sun
12 10 (1.95%) Symantec
12 10 (1.95%) ThinPrint
13 9 (1.75%) ServiceNow
14 7 (1.36%) F5
14 7 (1.36%) Trend Micro
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