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 6 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 10 8 5
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows 93 77 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 11.80% 12.75% 13.04%
As % of the Operating Systems category 45.37% 47.24% 52.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 50 8
Average daily rate
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£375 £235 £289
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+59.57% -18.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £150 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £578 £341 £309
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 5 12
Average hourly rate £16.16 £14.00 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.42% +27.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.20 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £17.60 £18.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
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
205 163 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 26.02% 26.99% 24.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 108 27
Average daily rate £325 £260 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -0.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £400 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.31% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 5 12
Average hourly rate £14.36 £10.50 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.71% -4.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.60 £14.00 £18.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.88 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.78% -0.78%

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 6 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 6 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 6 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 -2 67 £375 +59.57% 17
Durham +3 18 £150 - 2
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 6 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 59 (33.71%) ITIL
1 59 (33.71%) Microsoft
2 52 (29.71%) Security Cleared
3 51 (29.14%) Active Directory
4 38 (21.71%) Windows Server 2008
5 35 (20.00%) Windows 7
6 34 (19.43%) SC Cleared
6 34 (19.43%) Migration
6 34 (19.43%) Windows Server 2003
7 30 (17.14%) SharePoint
8 29 (16.57%) MS Excel
9 27 (15.43%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 25 (14.29%) SQL Server
10 25 (14.29%) VMware
11 23 (13.14%) MS Exchange
11 23 (13.14%) HP
11 23 (13.14%) DNS
12 21 (12.00%) Microsoft Certification
12 21 (12.00%) DHCP
13 20 (11.43%) UNIX
13 20 (11.43%) Service Delivery
13 20 (11.43%) Windows Server 2012
14 18 (10.29%) SQL
15 17 (9.71%) Linux
15 17 (9.71%) Clustering
15 17 (9.71%) Incident Management
16 16 (9.14%) VMware Infrastructure
16 16 (9.14%) MCSE
16 16 (9.14%) Service Management
17 15 (8.57%) Cisco

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 6 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 30 (17.14%) SharePoint
2 23 (13.14%) MS Exchange
3 14 (8.00%) IIS
4 12 (6.86%) Lync
5 5 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (2.29%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (2.29%) IBM Notes
7 2 (1.14%) Apache
8 1 (0.57%) JBoss
8 1 (0.57%) WordPress
8 1 (0.57%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (0.57%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.57%) WebLogic
Applications
1 29 (16.57%) MS Excel
2 11 (6.29%) MS Office
3 3 (1.71%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.14%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.57%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.57%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.57%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.57%) Windchill
5 1 (0.57%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 1 (0.57%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.14%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (1.14%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (13.14%) DNS
2 21 (12.00%) DHCP
3 14 (8.00%) SAN
4 11 (6.29%) Internet
5 9 (5.14%) Firewall
6 8 (4.57%) LAN
6 8 (4.57%) WAN
7 6 (3.43%) TCP/IP
8 5 (2.86%) VPN
8 5 (2.86%) LDAP
8 5 (2.86%) SSL
8 5 (2.86%) Cisco IOS
8 5 (2.86%) Junos
8 5 (2.86%) Skype
9 4 (2.29%) VLAN
10 3 (1.71%) Network Security
10 3 (1.71%) HTTP
11 2 (1.14%) HTTPS
11 2 (1.14%) IP Telephony
11 2 (1.14%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.57%) Relational Database
3 7 (4.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (3.43%) SQL Server 2005
5 5 (2.86%) SQL Server 2000
6 3 (1.71%) MySQL
7 2 (1.14%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (1.14%) DTS
7 2 (1.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.57%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 8 (4.57%) Visual Studio
2 5 (2.86%) StarTeam
2 5 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.57%) Facilita Forecast
3 1 (0.57%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (0.57%) LoadRunner
General
1 10 (5.71%) Finance
2 3 (1.71%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.14%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.57%) Retail
4 1 (0.57%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 38 (21.71%) Analyst
2 28 (16.00%) Support Engineer
3 20 (11.43%) Service Analyst
4 17 (9.71%) Service Desk Analyst
5 16 (9.14%) Desktop Support
6 14 (8.00%) Desktop Engineer
7 13 (7.43%) 2nd Line Support
8 11 (6.29%) Technical Leader
9 10 (5.71%) Integration Manager
9 10 (5.71%) Wintel Engineer
10 9 (5.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 9 (5.14%) Support Analyst
11 7 (4.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 6 (3.43%) Administrator
12 6 (3.43%) IT Support
12 6 (3.43%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 5 (2.86%) IT Support Engineer
13 5 (2.86%) Server Engineer
13 5 (2.86%) Configuration Manager
13 5 (2.86%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.43%) HTML
2 3 (1.71%) .NET
2 3 (1.71%) CSS
2 3 (1.71%) jQuery
3 2 (1.14%) HTML5
3 2 (1.14%) WebSockets
3 2 (1.14%) Web Services
3 2 (1.14%) JSON
3 2 (1.14%) WPF
3 2 (1.14%) Android SDK
4 1 (0.57%) Middleware
4 1 (0.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 17 (9.71%) Clustering
2 9 (5.14%) Client/Server
3 7 (4.00%) Management Information System
4 6 (3.43%) iPad
4 6 (3.43%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (3.43%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (2.86%) Video Conferencing
5 5 (2.86%) Mainframe
6 3 (1.71%) Replication
6 3 (1.71%) Cryptography
6 3 (1.71%) User Experience
6 3 (1.71%) PDA
7 2 (1.14%) Open Source
7 2 (1.14%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.57%) Performance Metrics
8 1 (0.57%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.57%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.57%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.57%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.57%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 38 (21.71%) Windows Server 2008
2 35 (20.00%) Windows 7
3 34 (19.43%) Windows Server 2003
4 20 (11.43%) UNIX
4 20 (11.43%) Windows Server 2012
5 17 (9.71%) Linux
6 10 (5.71%) Windows XP
7 9 (5.14%) Android
8 7 (4.00%) Solaris
8 7 (4.00%) Windows 8
9 4 (2.29%) VME
10 2 (1.14%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.57%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.57%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (33.71%) ITIL
2 34 (19.43%) Migration
3 20 (11.43%) Service Delivery
4 17 (9.71%) Incident Management
5 16 (9.14%) Service Management
6 13 (7.43%) Change Management
6 13 (7.43%) Validation
7 12 (6.86%) PRINCE2
7 12 (6.86%) Data Migration
8 11 (6.29%) Problem Management
8 11 (6.29%) Project Management
9 10 (5.71%) Integration Testing
10 9 (5.14%) Capacity Planning
10 9 (5.14%) Configuration Management
11 8 (4.57%) Supplier Management
12 7 (4.00%) Change Control
12 7 (4.00%) Software Delivery
13 6 (3.43%) Knowledge Management
13 6 (3.43%) ITSM
13 6 (3.43%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 18 (10.29%) SQL
2 10 (5.71%) PowerShell
3 6 (3.43%) Perl
4 5 (2.86%) Java
5 4 (2.29%) C
6 3 (1.71%) T-SQL
7 2 (1.14%) C#
7 2 (1.14%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.14%) PHP
8 1 (0.57%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.57%) C++
8 1 (0.57%) VB
8 1 (0.57%) VBA
8 1 (0.57%) Ruby
8 1 (0.57%) Korn
8 1 (0.57%) LINC
Qualifications
1 52 (29.71%) Security Cleared
2 34 (19.43%) SC Cleared
3 21 (12.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 16 (9.14%) MCSE
5 13 (7.43%) DV Cleared
6 11 (6.29%) MCSA
6 11 (6.29%) ISEB
7 5 (2.86%) APMP
7 5 (2.86%) Degree
8 1 (0.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.57%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.43%) ISO 9001
2 5 (2.86%) JSP 440
3 4 (2.29%) QA
4 1 (0.57%) SLA
System Software
1 51 (29.14%) Active Directory
2 16 (9.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (5.71%) Hyper-V
4 9 (5.14%) vSphere
5 8 (4.57%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (1.71%) VMware Server
6 3 (1.71%) VMware ESX
7 2 (1.14%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (1.14%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 1 (0.57%) KVM
8 1 (0.57%) iptables
8 1 (0.57%) Xen
8 1 (0.57%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.57%) NFS
8 1 (0.57%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 27 (15.43%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 10 (5.71%) SCCM
3 3 (1.71%) WhatsUp Gold
4 2 (1.14%) SCOM
4 2 (1.14%) NetBackup
4 2 (1.14%) WSUS
4 2 (1.14%) Unicenter
4 2 (1.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.57%) OpenView
5 1 (0.57%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.57%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.57%) Puppet
5 1 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 59 (33.71%) Microsoft
2 25 (14.29%) VMware
3 23 (13.14%) HP
4 15 (8.57%) Cisco
5 11 (6.29%) Citrix
6 7 (4.00%) CA
6 7 (4.00%) CheckPoint
7 6 (3.43%) Juniper
8 5 (2.86%) McAfee
8 5 (2.86%) Oracle
8 5 (2.86%) Dell
8 5 (2.86%) EMC
8 5 (2.86%) TippingPoint
8 5 (2.86%) 3PAR
8 5 (2.86%) F5
9 4 (2.29%) Lotus
9 4 (2.29%) Borland
10 3 (1.71%) Riverbed
10 3 (1.71%) Crossbeam
11 2 (1.14%) Red Hat
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