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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 14 6 3
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows 126 90 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 11.58% 15.31% 14.72%
As % of the Operating Systems category 45.16% 63.38% 77.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 49 25
Average daily rate
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£300 £260 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £112 £154
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £378 £357
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £305 £313
% change year-on-year
+6.55% -2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 20 18
Average hourly rate £17.77 £16.29 £12.10
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.08% +34.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.55 £9.89 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £32.55 £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.86 £15.60 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+1.66% +4.00%
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
279 142 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 25.64% 24.15% 18.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 83 35
Average daily rate £425 £260 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+63.46% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £143 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £390 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 21 18
Average hourly rate £32.00 £14.00 £12.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+128.57% +14.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £32.50 £15.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+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 4 September 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 4 September 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 4 September 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 95 £310 +19.23% 12
Durham 0 20 £280 +19.78% 9
Northumberland - 1 - - 1
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 99 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 90 (38.96%) Security Cleared
3 64 (27.71%) SC Cleared
3 64 (27.71%) ITIL
4 56 (24.24%) Active Directory
5 47 (20.35%) DNS
5 47 (20.35%) DHCP
6 44 (19.05%) SQL
6 44 (19.05%) Windows Server 2008
7 43 (18.61%) Migration
8 42 (18.18%) Windows 7
9 35 (15.15%) MS Excel
9 35 (15.15%) HP
10 34 (14.72%) Windows Server 2003
10 34 (14.72%) Linux
11 33 (14.29%) Incident Management
11 33 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
12 29 (12.55%) UNIX
13 25 (10.82%) Java
13 25 (10.82%) MS Office
13 25 (10.82%) VMware
14 24 (10.39%) Microsoft Certification
15 23 (9.96%) SQL Server
15 23 (9.96%) Service Delivery
15 23 (9.96%) Problem Management
16 22 (9.52%) Change Control
16 22 (9.52%) Service Management
16 22 (9.52%) TCP/IP
17 21 (9.09%) Citrix
17 21 (9.09%) Change Management

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 20 (8.66%) SharePoint
2 10 (4.33%) MS Exchange
3 8 (3.46%) WebLogic
4 5 (2.16%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 5 (2.16%) Tuxedo
4 5 (2.16%) MQSeries
4 5 (2.16%) Oracle Application Server
4 5 (2.16%) AquaLogic
4 5 (2.16%) WebSphere
4 5 (2.16%) WebSphere Application Server
5 4 (1.73%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (1.73%) IIS
6 3 (1.30%) Apache
6 3 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (1.30%) Lync
7 2 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.87%) Node.js
7 2 (0.87%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.87%) Confluence
7 2 (0.87%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 35 (15.15%) MS Excel
2 25 (10.82%) MS Office
3 4 (1.73%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.30%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.43%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.43%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.43%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 1 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.73%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.87%) PaaS
2 2 (0.87%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (0.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.87%) Google App Engine
2 2 (0.87%) GitHub
2 2 (0.87%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.43%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 47 (20.35%) DHCP
1 47 (20.35%) DNS
2 22 (9.52%) TCP/IP
3 20 (8.66%) Internet
4 12 (5.19%) Firewall
5 11 (4.76%) SSL
5 11 (4.76%) VPN
6 10 (4.33%) VLAN
7 9 (3.90%) LAN
7 9 (3.90%) WAN
7 9 (3.90%) SAN
8 6 (2.60%) Network Security
8 6 (2.60%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (1.73%) Wireless
9 4 (1.73%) Cisco IOS
9 4 (1.73%) Junos
10 3 (1.30%) Cisco Nexus
10 3 (1.30%) Skype
10 3 (1.30%) IPsec
10 3 (1.30%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (9.96%) SQL Server
2 13 (5.63%) SQL Server 2005
2 13 (5.63%) Relational Database
3 12 (5.19%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (5.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (2.16%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 5 (2.16%) MySQL
4 5 (2.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (1.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (1.73%) DTS
6 3 (1.30%) SQL Server 2000
6 3 (1.30%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.87%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.87%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
7 2 (0.87%) Redis
8 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.43%) MariaDB
8 1 (0.43%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.43%) dBASE
8 1 (0.43%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 4 (1.73%) Visual Studio
1 4 (1.73%) Jenkins
2 3 (1.30%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 3 (1.30%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.87%) SoapUI
3 2 (0.87%) FishEye
3 2 (0.87%) Facilita Forecast
3 2 (0.87%) LoadUI
3 2 (0.87%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (0.87%) HP UFT
3 2 (0.87%) LoadRunner
3 2 (0.87%) JMeter
3 2 (0.87%) JIRA
3 2 (0.87%) Selenium
3 2 (0.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (0.87%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.43%) Subversion
4 1 (0.43%) Toad
General
1 20 (8.66%) Finance
2 4 (1.73%) Military
3 3 (1.30%) Automotive
4 2 (0.87%) Retail
4 2 (0.87%) Back Office
5 1 (0.43%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 37 (16.02%) Support Engineer
2 31 (13.42%) Analyst
3 25 (10.82%) Wintel Engineer
4 21 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
5 20 (8.66%) Desktop Support
6 19 (8.23%) Service Analyst
6 19 (8.23%) Service Desk Analyst
7 18 (7.79%) Administrator
8 16 (6.93%) Desktop Engineer
9 15 (6.49%) Developer
10 10 (4.33%) Support Analyst
10 10 (4.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 10 (4.33%) Integration Manager
11 9 (3.90%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 8 (3.46%) Build Engineer
12 8 (3.46%) Windows Administrator
12 8 (3.46%) Technical Leader
13 7 (3.03%) Wintel Support
14 6 (2.60%) Server Engineer
14 6 (2.60%) Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (8.23%) HTML
2 17 (7.36%) .NET
3 9 (3.90%) CSS
4 8 (3.46%) Web Services
5 7 (3.03%) HTML5
6 6 (2.60%) Middleware
7 5 (2.16%) MDX
7 5 (2.16%) J2EE
7 5 (2.16%) WebSphere Message Broker
8 3 (1.30%) WPF
8 3 (1.30%) Application Packaging
9 2 (0.87%) JSON
9 2 (0.87%) jQuery
9 2 (0.87%) WebSockets
9 2 (0.87%) Android SDK
10 1 (0.43%) Oracle Fusion
10 1 (0.43%) Django
10 1 (0.43%) WCF
10 1 (0.43%) LAMP
10 1 (0.43%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 21 (9.09%) Data Centre
2 17 (7.36%) Client/Server
3 12 (5.19%) Mainframe
4 10 (4.33%) Clustering
5 9 (3.90%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (3.90%) IBM Mainframe
6 8 (3.46%) Enterprise Software
6 8 (3.46%) N-Tier
7 7 (3.03%) Management Information System
8 5 (2.16%) PKI
9 4 (1.73%) Performance Metrics
9 4 (1.73%) Video Conferencing
10 3 (1.30%) iPad
10 3 (1.30%) Computer Science
10 3 (1.30%) Blackberry
11 2 (0.87%) Replication
11 2 (0.87%) NHS
11 2 (0.87%) Thin Client
11 2 (0.87%) Cryptography
11 2 (0.87%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 44 (19.05%) Windows Server 2008
2 42 (18.18%) Windows 7
3 34 (14.72%) Windows Server 2003
3 34 (14.72%) Linux
4 33 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 29 (12.55%) UNIX
6 19 (8.23%) Windows XP
7 15 (6.49%) AIX
7 15 (6.49%) Solaris
8 9 (3.90%) zOS
9 7 (3.03%) Android
10 5 (2.16%) OS/390
11 4 (1.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (1.30%) Apple iOS
12 3 (1.30%) Windows 2000
12 3 (1.30%) VME
12 3 (1.30%) CentOS
13 2 (0.87%) Fedora
13 2 (0.87%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.87%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (27.71%) ITIL
2 43 (18.61%) Migration
3 33 (14.29%) Incident Management
4 23 (9.96%) Problem Management
4 23 (9.96%) Service Delivery
5 22 (9.52%) Service Management
5 22 (9.52%) Change Control
6 21 (9.09%) Change Management
7 18 (7.79%) Server Building
8 12 (5.19%) PRINCE2
8 12 (5.19%) Validation
8 12 (5.19%) Data Migration
9 10 (4.33%) Integration Testing
10 9 (3.90%) Configuration Management
11 8 (3.46%) Business Intelligence
11 8 (3.46%) ITSM
11 8 (3.46%) Microsoft Office Automation
12 7 (3.03%) Web Design
12 7 (3.03%) Quality Management
12 7 (3.03%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 44 (19.05%) SQL
2 25 (10.82%) Java
3 20 (8.66%) Perl
4 19 (8.23%) VB
5 14 (6.06%) Shell Script
5 14 (6.06%) C#
6 10 (4.33%) JavaScript
6 10 (4.33%) C
7 9 (3.90%) VBScript
7 9 (3.90%) VB.NET
7 9 (3.90%) VBA
8 7 (3.03%) PowerShell
9 6 (2.60%) Python
10 5 (2.16%) Ruby
10 5 (2.16%) C++
11 4 (1.73%) Bash Shell
12 3 (1.30%) PHP
12 3 (1.30%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.43%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 90 (38.96%) Security Cleared
2 64 (27.71%) SC Cleared
3 24 (10.39%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (6.06%) MCSE
5 11 (4.76%) ISEB
6 10 (4.33%) DV Cleared
7 7 (3.03%) Degree
8 5 (2.16%) APMP
9 4 (1.73%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (1.73%) CCNP
9 4 (1.73%) CCNA
10 3 (1.30%) CCSP
10 3 (1.30%) MCSA
10 3 (1.30%) CCVP
11 2 (0.87%) ISTQB
11 2 (0.87%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (0.87%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.87%) MCDBA
11 2 (0.87%) MCT
11 2 (0.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.76%) SLA
2 8 (3.46%) QA
3 4 (1.73%) JSP 440
System Software
1 56 (24.24%) Active Directory
2 21 (9.09%) Hyper-V
3 17 (7.36%) vSphere
4 16 (6.93%) VMware Infrastructure
5 10 (4.33%) VMware ESXi
6 9 (3.90%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 8 (3.46%) Microsoft App-V
8 5 (2.16%) Xen
8 5 (2.16%) XenApp
9 2 (0.87%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 2 (0.87%) VirtualBox
9 2 (0.87%) ISA Server
9 2 (0.87%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.43%) qmail
10 1 (0.43%) Postfix
10 1 (0.43%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 18 (7.79%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 13 (5.63%) SCCM
3 11 (4.76%) Tivoli
4 8 (3.46%) WSUS
5 6 (2.60%) Puppet
6 5 (2.16%) Vagrant
6 5 (2.16%) NetBackup
6 5 (2.16%) McAfee ePO
6 5 (2.16%) SCOM
7 4 (1.73%) Unicenter
7 4 (1.73%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 4 (1.73%) HP SIM
8 3 (1.30%) Ansible
8 3 (1.30%) Netcool
9 2 (0.87%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (0.87%) OpenView
9 2 (0.87%) MOM
9 2 (0.87%) HP Data Protector
9 2 (0.87%) WhatsUp Gold
9 2 (0.87%) yum
Vendors
1 99 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 35 (15.15%) HP
3 25 (10.82%) VMware
4 21 (9.09%) Citrix
5 17 (7.36%) CA
6 16 (6.93%) Cisco
7 13 (5.63%) IBM
7 13 (5.63%) Oracle
8 11 (4.76%) McAfee
9 7 (3.03%) CheckPoint
10 6 (2.60%) Dell
10 6 (2.60%) Red Hat
11 5 (2.16%) Sun
11 5 (2.16%) Veritas
11 5 (2.16%) Juniper
11 5 (2.16%) Symantec
11 5 (2.16%) Metastorm
11 5 (2.16%) Axway
11 5 (2.16%) Fujitsu
12 4 (1.73%) TippingPoint
Tyne and Wear
TEKsystems
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Venn Group
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