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 6 May 2016 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
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 3 10 10
Rank change year-on-year
+7 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 272 92 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 23.45% 11.73% 12.18%
As % of the Operating Systems category 68.34% 45.77% 43.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 39 51
Median daily rate £280 £375 £235
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.33% +59.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £120 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £351 £578 £340
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 26 5
Median hourly rate £26.54 £16.16 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+64.21% +15.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £27.50 £17.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -3.22%
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
398 201 178
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 34.31% 25.64% 28.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 107 124
Median daily rate £280 £325 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.84% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £175 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £362 £495 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £343 £315
% change year-on-year
+5.83% +8.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 28 5
Median hourly rate £26.00 £14.36 £12.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+81.12% +17.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £23.60 £17.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.25 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.81% -

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 6 May 2016.

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 2016.

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 6 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +7 254 £278 -26.00% 19
Durham -4 9 £353 +135.00% 6
Northumberland - 1 - -
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 6 May 2016, 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.

1 170 (49.56%) Windows Server
2 164 (47.81%) Microsoft
3 159 (46.36%) Active Directory
4 152 (44.31%) Security Cleared
5 141 (41.11%) ITIL
6 125 (36.44%) DHCP
7 124 (36.15%) SC Cleared
8 118 (34.40%) Unix
9 114 (33.24%) HP
10 113 (32.94%) VMware
11 112 (32.65%) DNS
12 106 (30.90%) Linux
13 104 (30.32%) Windows Server 2008
14 95 (27.70%) Citrix
14 95 (27.70%) Windows Server 2003
15 93 (27.11%) Oracle
16 87 (25.36%) SQL
17 78 (22.74%) XenApp
18 71 (20.70%) BPSS Clearance
19 68 (19.83%) VMware Infrastructure
20 64 (18.66%) SCCM
21 61 (17.78%) Microsoft App-V
21 61 (17.78%) AIX
22 60 (17.49%) AppSense
23 59 (17.20%) Solaris
24 58 (16.91%) SQL Server
25 56 (16.33%) Windows 7
26 55 (16.03%) Incident Management
26 55 (16.03%) Java
27 54 (15.74%) Degree

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 35 (10.20%) IIS
2 34 (9.91%) WebLogic
3 32 (9.33%) MS Exchange
4 26 (7.58%) Exchange Server 2010
5 25 (7.29%) Skype for Business
6 21 (6.12%) SharePoint
7 20 (5.83%) Apache
7 20 (5.83%) WebSphere
7 20 (5.83%) WebSphere Application Server
8 17 (4.96%) Oracle Application Server
8 17 (4.96%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 13 (3.79%) nginx
10 12 (3.50%) Exchange Server 2013
11 11 (3.21%) Jetty
11 11 (3.21%) Oracle 10gAS
11 11 (3.21%) Tomcat
12 10 (2.92%) MQSeries
12 10 (2.92%) PowerExchange
13 9 (2.62%) JBoss
13 9 (2.62%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 52 (15.16%) MS Excel
2 27 (7.87%) MS Office
3 4 (1.17%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.29%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.29%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.17%) OpenText MBPM
2 3 (0.87%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 1 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (4.37%) Office 365
2 4 (1.17%) IaaS
2 4 (1.17%) OpenShift
3 3 (0.87%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.29%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 125 (36.44%) DHCP
2 112 (32.65%) DNS
3 50 (14.58%) TCP/IP
4 37 (10.79%) SAN
5 24 (7.00%) Firewall
6 19 (5.54%) SSL
7 17 (4.96%) SMS
7 17 (4.96%) Wi-Fi
8 16 (4.66%) Internet
9 15 (4.37%) 3G
10 13 (3.79%) HTTP
10 13 (3.79%) LDAP
11 12 (3.50%) FTP
12 11 (3.21%) Intranet
12 11 (3.21%) SSH
13 10 (2.92%) IPsec
13 10 (2.92%) Skype
14 7 (2.04%) BIG-IP
15 6 (1.75%) OpenLDAP
15 6 (1.75%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (16.91%) SQL Server
2 27 (7.87%) DB2
3 16 (4.66%) SQL Server 2005
4 15 (4.37%) BusinessObjects
4 15 (4.37%) SQL Server 2008
5 14 (4.08%) Oracle Database
6 11 (3.21%) PowerCenter
7 7 (2.04%) Oracle Database 11g
7 7 (2.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (1.75%) Relational Database
9 5 (1.46%) Data Mining
10 4 (1.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 4 (1.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 3 (0.87%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 2 (0.58%) PostgreSQL
12 2 (0.58%) RDBMS
13 1 (0.29%) Data Warehouse
13 1 (0.29%) MongoDB
13 1 (0.29%) MS Access
13 1 (0.29%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 15 (4.37%) Jenkins
2 14 (4.08%) HP UFT
2 14 (4.08%) LoadRunner
3 12 (3.50%) MSI
4 11 (3.21%) JIRA
4 11 (3.21%) Log4j
4 11 (3.21%) Travis CI
5 10 (2.92%) Facilita Forecast
5 10 (2.92%) Visual Studio
6 4 (1.17%) Cucumber
6 4 (1.17%) JMeter
6 4 (1.17%) Selenium
7 3 (0.87%) Git (software)
8 2 (0.58%) PVCS
9 1 (0.29%) JUnit
9 1 (0.29%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.29%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 16 (4.66%) Finance
2 4 (1.17%) Manufacturing
3 2 (0.58%) Banking
4 1 (0.29%) Back Office
4 1 (0.29%) Legal
4 1 (0.29%) Marketing
4 1 (0.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 72 (20.99%) Support Engineer
2 30 (8.75%) Desktop Support
3 28 (8.16%) Analyst
4 21 (6.12%) 2nd Line Support
5 18 (5.25%) Desktop Engineer
5 18 (5.25%) Developer
5 18 (5.25%) Virtualisation Engineer
6 15 (4.37%) 3rd Line Support
7 13 (3.79%) Wintel Engineer
8 12 (3.50%) Consultant
8 12 (3.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 12 (3.50%) Support Analyst
9 11 (3.21%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 9 (2.62%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 8 (2.33%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
11 8 (2.33%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 8 (2.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 8 (2.33%) Messaging Support
11 8 (2.33%) Unix Engineer
12 7 (2.04%) Unix Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (8.16%) J2EE
2 20 (5.83%) .NET
3 18 (5.25%) Middleware
4 10 (2.92%) Servlets
5 8 (2.33%) HTML
6 7 (2.04%) JSP
7 6 (1.75%) IBM Integration Bus
8 5 (1.46%) Web Services
9 4 (1.17%) ASP.NET
9 4 (1.17%) Software Packaging
10 3 (0.87%) MDX
10 3 (0.87%) WebSphere MQ
11 2 (0.58%) JSON
11 2 (0.58%) Oracle GoldenGate
11 2 (0.58%) XML
12 1 (0.29%) HTML5
12 1 (0.29%) JMS
12 1 (0.29%) Play Framework
12 1 (0.29%) WinForms
12 1 (0.29%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 54 (15.74%) Computer Science
2 39 (11.37%) Management Information System
3 20 (5.83%) Data Centre
4 19 (5.54%) Analytical Skills
5 16 (4.66%) Fat Client
5 16 (4.66%) Thin Client
6 15 (4.37%) Clustering
7 11 (3.21%) Mainframe
8 10 (2.92%) Performance Metrics
9 8 (2.33%) Replication
10 7 (2.04%) PKI
11 6 (1.75%) IBM Mainframe
12 5 (1.46%) Client/Server
12 5 (1.46%) Data Structures
13 4 (1.17%) AS400
13 4 (1.17%) DataPower
13 4 (1.17%) EMC VNX
13 4 (1.17%) Tandem
14 3 (0.87%) iPad
14 3 (0.87%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 170 (49.56%) Windows Server
2 118 (34.40%) Unix
3 106 (30.90%) Linux
4 104 (30.32%) Windows Server 2008
5 95 (27.70%) Windows Server 2003
6 61 (17.78%) AIX
7 59 (17.20%) Solaris
8 56 (16.33%) Windows 7
9 37 (10.79%) Windows Server 2012
10 25 (7.29%) Windows XP
11 23 (6.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 12 (3.50%) HPUX
13 9 (2.62%) Windows 8
14 8 (2.33%) Mac OS X
15 6 (1.75%) OS/390
15 6 (1.75%) Windows 10
15 6 (1.75%) zOS
16 5 (1.46%) Apple iOS
17 4 (1.17%) Android
18 2 (0.58%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 141 (41.11%) ITIL
2 55 (16.03%) Incident Management
3 53 (15.45%) Service Delivery
4 50 (14.58%) Problem Management
5 49 (14.29%) Software Delivery
6 46 (13.41%) Project Management
7 34 (9.91%) Change Management
7 34 (9.91%) Root Cause Analysis
8 32 (9.33%) Configuration Management
9 28 (8.16%) Mentoring
10 26 (7.58%) Business Continuity
11 23 (6.71%) Release Management
12 22 (6.41%) Agile Software Development
13 21 (6.12%) Automated Testing
13 21 (6.12%) DevOps
14 19 (5.54%) Operational Acceptance Testing
15 18 (5.25%) Migration
16 16 (4.66%) Server Building
16 16 (4.66%) Service Management
17 15 (4.37%) Server Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 87 (25.36%) SQL
2 55 (16.03%) Java
3 52 (15.16%) Perl
4 47 (13.70%) VB
5 36 (10.50%) Shell Script
6 28 (8.16%) PowerShell
7 27 (7.87%) VBScript
8 14 (4.08%) C
9 10 (2.92%) C#
9 10 (2.92%) PL/SQL
9 10 (2.92%) Python
9 10 (2.92%) T-SQL
10 7 (2.04%) C++
11 6 (1.75%) Bash Shell
11 6 (1.75%) JavaScript
11 6 (1.75%) Korn
12 5 (1.46%) Scala
13 4 (1.17%) Ruby
13 4 (1.17%) VBA
14 3 (0.87%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 152 (44.31%) Security Cleared
2 124 (36.15%) SC Cleared
3 71 (20.70%) BPSS Clearance
4 54 (15.74%) Degree
5 27 (7.87%) Microsoft Certification
6 18 (5.25%) MCSE
7 12 (3.50%) AAT
7 12 (3.50%) DV Cleared
8 6 (1.75%) ISTQB
8 6 (1.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 5 (1.46%) CCNA
9 5 (1.46%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (1.17%) CCNP
10 4 (1.17%) MCDBA
10 4 (1.17%) MCP
11 3 (0.87%) MCSA
11 3 (0.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 2 (0.58%) DBS Check
13 1 (0.29%) A+ Certification
13 1 (0.29%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (14.29%) Disclosure Scotland
2 37 (10.79%) SLA
3 14 (4.08%) QA
4 10 (2.92%) ISO 9001
5 7 (2.04%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.29%) GPG13
6 1 (0.29%) WAI
6 1 (0.29%) WCAG
System Software
1 159 (46.36%) Active Directory
2 78 (22.74%) XenApp
3 68 (19.83%) VMware Infrastructure
4 61 (17.78%) Microsoft App-V
5 48 (13.99%) XenServer
6 46 (13.41%) XenDesktop
7 18 (5.25%) Hyper-V
8 15 (4.37%) vSphere
9 11 (3.21%) Xen
10 9 (2.62%) Oracle RAC
11 8 (2.33%) Terminal Services
12 7 (2.04%) VMware ESXi
13 6 (1.75%) Firmware
13 6 (1.75%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
14 5 (1.46%) NFS
15 4 (1.17%) Docker
16 2 (0.58%) Brightmail
16 2 (0.58%) DFS Replication
16 2 (0.58%) Terminal Server
17 1 (0.29%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 64 (18.66%) SCCM
2 44 (12.83%) Tivoli
3 32 (9.33%) HP SiteScope
4 31 (9.04%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 26 (7.58%) XenMobile
6 25 (7.29%) MOM
7 20 (5.83%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 19 (5.54%) EdgeSight
8 19 (5.54%) NetBackup
9 13 (3.79%) HP Data Protector
10 12 (3.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 11 (3.21%) OpenView
12 8 (2.33%) Opscode Chef
12 8 (2.33%) Puppet
12 8 (2.33%) WSUS
13 7 (2.04%) EMC NetWorker
14 6 (1.75%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 5 (1.46%) HP Quality Center
16 4 (1.17%) HP SIM
16 4 (1.17%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 164 (47.81%) Microsoft
2 114 (33.24%) HP
3 113 (32.94%) VMware
4 95 (27.70%) Citrix
5 93 (27.11%) Oracle
6 60 (17.49%) AppSense
7 41 (11.95%) ThinPrint
8 39 (11.37%) CA
9 38 (11.08%) SAP
10 35 (10.20%) ServiceNow
11 33 (9.62%) Red Hat
12 25 (7.29%) BMC
12 25 (7.29%) Symantec
13 24 (7.00%) SafeCom
14 22 (6.41%) Sun
15 18 (5.25%) Axway
15 18 (5.25%) Cisco
16 17 (4.96%) IBM
17 14 (4.08%) Informatica
18 11 (3.21%) Genesys
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