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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 2 17 4
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -13
Contract jobs citing Windows 320 107 123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 23.65% 9.78% 17.32%
As % of the Operating Systems category 57.66% 39.48% 57.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 201 33 63
Median daily rate £320 £251 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.74% -3.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £174 £111
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £350 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £326 £325 £303
% change year-on-year
+0.15% +7.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 22 27
Median hourly rate £27.75 £17.77 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+56.16% +4.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.93 £12.55 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £37.50 £37.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.75 £15.43 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-4.39% -3.57%
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
555 271 215
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 41.02% 24.77% 30.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 372 145 118
Median daily rate £320 £388 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.41% +40.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £575 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 29 29
Median hourly rate £28.00 £25.50 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.80% +52.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £43.00 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -

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 26 September 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 26 September 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 26 September 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 +15 294 £320 +4.91% 19
Durham +10 21 £308 +28.12% 7
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 26 September 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.

1 497 (61.82%) Windows Server
2 478 (59.45%) Microsoft
3 424 (52.74%) Active Directory
4 398 (49.50%) Security Cleared
5 334 (41.54%) ITIL
6 329 (40.92%) SC Cleared
7 300 (37.31%) HP
8 254 (31.59%) DNS
8 254 (31.59%) DHCP
9 253 (31.47%) VMware
10 241 (29.98%) Windows Server 2008
11 229 (28.48%) Unix
12 223 (27.74%) SQL
13 218 (27.11%) Linux
14 205 (25.50%) Citrix
15 199 (24.75%) Windows Server 2003
16 195 (24.25%) SQL Server
17 190 (23.63%) Oracle
18 182 (22.64%) BPSS Clearance
19 155 (19.28%) PowerShell
20 150 (18.66%) Degree
21 147 (18.28%) Computer Science
21 147 (18.28%) Service Delivery
22 142 (17.66%) MS Excel
22 142 (17.66%) VMware Infrastructure
23 141 (17.54%) Microsoft Certification
24 135 (16.79%) XenApp
25 129 (16.04%) Solaris
26 127 (15.80%) AIX
27 126 (15.67%) 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
1 117 (14.55%) IIS
2 108 (13.43%) MS Exchange
3 99 (12.31%) Exchange Server 2010
4 91 (11.32%) WebLogic
5 88 (10.95%) Skype for Business
6 69 (8.58%) Exchange Server 2013
7 68 (8.46%) SharePoint
8 42 (5.22%) OpenStack
9 32 (3.98%) Apache
10 28 (3.48%) Office Communications Server
11 27 (3.36%) WebSphere
12 25 (3.11%) MQSeries
12 25 (3.11%) SharePoint 2010
13 24 (2.99%) WebSphere Application Server
14 22 (2.74%) SharePoint 2013
14 22 (2.74%) Tuxedo
15 21 (2.61%) IBM Notes
15 21 (2.61%) Oracle HTTP Server
16 18 (2.24%) Exchange Server 2003
16 18 (2.24%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 142 (17.66%) MS Excel
2 47 (5.85%) MS Office
3 3 (0.37%) MS Project
3 3 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.25%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.12%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 14 (1.74%) OpenText MBPM
2 8 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.37%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 1 (0.12%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 79 (9.83%) Office 365
2 21 (2.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (2.24%) IaaS
4 14 (1.74%) PaaS
4 14 (1.74%) SaaS
5 13 (1.62%) HP Helion
6 9 (1.12%) Amazon AWS
7 4 (0.50%) OpenShift
8 3 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (0.37%) Google App Engine
8 3 (0.37%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.25%) DigitalOcean
9 2 (0.25%) GitHub
9 2 (0.25%) Google Analytics
9 2 (0.25%) Linode
10 1 (0.12%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 254 (31.59%) DHCP
1 254 (31.59%) DNS
2 89 (11.07%) Firewall
3 86 (10.70%) TCP/IP
4 55 (6.84%) SAN
5 50 (6.22%) Skype
6 28 (3.48%) HTTP
7 25 (3.11%) SSL
8 23 (2.86%) Internet
9 21 (2.61%) HTTPS
10 19 (2.36%) Intranet
10 19 (2.36%) SMS
11 17 (2.11%) 3G
11 17 (2.11%) Wi-Fi
12 15 (1.87%) NAS
13 14 (1.74%) LDAP
14 13 (1.62%) Kerberos
15 9 (1.12%) BIG-IP
15 9 (1.12%) SSH
15 9 (1.12%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 195 (24.25%) SQL Server
2 52 (6.47%) DB2
3 30 (3.73%) SQL Server 2008
4 20 (2.49%) SQL Server 2005
5 18 (2.24%) SQL Server 2012
6 17 (2.11%) Relational Database
7 16 (1.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 13 (1.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 10 (1.24%) RDBMS
10 9 (1.12%) MySQL
11 8 (1.00%) Oracle Database
12 4 (0.50%) BusinessObjects
12 4 (0.50%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 4 (0.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 3 (0.37%) PostgreSQL
14 2 (0.25%) Data Warehouse
14 2 (0.25%) DataStage
14 2 (0.25%) IBM InfoSphere
15 1 (0.12%) SAP HANA
15 1 (0.12%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 42 (5.22%) MSI
2 15 (1.87%) JIRA
2 15 (1.87%) LoadRunner
2 15 (1.87%) Visual Studio
3 11 (1.37%) HP UFT
4 8 (1.00%) Facilita Forecast
5 7 (0.87%) Jenkins
5 7 (0.87%) JMeter
5 7 (0.87%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (0.62%) Git (software)
7 4 (0.50%) LoadUI
7 4 (0.50%) SoapUI
8 3 (0.37%) Cucumber
8 3 (0.37%) Selenium
8 3 (0.37%) Travis CI
9 2 (0.25%) NMock
9 2 (0.25%) StarTeam
9 2 (0.25%) Subversion
9 2 (0.25%) Vagrant
9 2 (0.25%) WiX
General
1 20 (2.49%) Finance
2 13 (1.62%) Manufacturing
3 4 (0.50%) Advertising
4 2 (0.25%) Banking
4 2 (0.25%) Marketing
4 2 (0.25%) Military
5 1 (0.12%) Games
5 1 (0.12%) German Language
5 1 (0.12%) Retail
5 1 (0.12%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 143 (17.79%) Support Engineer
2 47 (5.85%) Analyst
3 39 (4.85%) Virtualisation Engineer
4 38 (4.73%) Wintel Engineer
5 36 (4.48%) Desktop Support
6 34 (4.23%) Desktop Engineer
7 33 (4.10%) Developer
8 30 (3.73%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 30 (3.73%) Consultant
9 29 (3.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 28 (3.48%) 2nd Line Support
10 28 (3.48%) Support Specialist
11 25 (3.11%) Active Directory Engineer
12 23 (2.86%) 3rd Line Support
12 23 (2.86%) Backup Engineer
12 23 (2.86%) Unix Engineer
13 22 (2.74%) Unix Support
14 21 (2.61%) Windows Engineer
15 20 (2.49%) Messaging Support
15 20 (2.49%) Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (9.20%) Middleware
2 34 (4.23%) .NET
3 26 (3.23%) J2EE
4 25 (3.11%) ASP.NET
5 22 (2.74%) IBM Integration Bus
6 21 (2.61%) HTML
7 18 (2.24%) XML
8 17 (2.11%) Web Services
9 12 (1.49%) .NET Framework
10 9 (1.12%) CSS
11 8 (1.00%) JSP
12 7 (0.87%) jQuery
13 6 (0.75%) Software Packaging
14 5 (0.62%) ASP.NET MVC
14 5 (0.62%) ASP.NET Web API
14 5 (0.62%) Entity Framework
14 5 (0.62%) Regular Expression
15 4 (0.50%) JSON
16 3 (0.37%) MDX
16 3 (0.37%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 147 (18.28%) Computer Science
2 77 (9.58%) Management Information System
3 66 (8.21%) Clustering
4 31 (3.86%) Data Centre
5 29 (3.61%) Analytical Skills
6 23 (2.86%) Mainframe
7 18 (2.24%) PKI
8 17 (2.11%) Fat Client
8 17 (2.11%) Hybrid Cloud
8 17 (2.11%) Thin Client
9 15 (1.87%) Enterprise Software
9 15 (1.87%) Private Cloud
10 13 (1.62%) Blackberry
10 13 (1.62%) Replication
10 13 (1.62%) Visualisation
11 12 (1.49%) Performance Metrics
12 11 (1.37%) Mobile App
12 11 (1.37%) User Experience
13 9 (1.12%) CMDB
14 8 (1.00%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 497 (61.82%) Windows Server
2 241 (29.98%) Windows Server 2008
3 229 (28.48%) Unix
4 218 (27.11%) Linux
5 199 (24.75%) Windows Server 2003
6 129 (16.04%) Solaris
7 127 (15.80%) AIX
8 124 (15.42%) Windows Server 2012
9 81 (10.07%) Windows 7
10 44 (5.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 35 (4.35%) Android
12 33 (4.10%) Apple iOS
13 32 (3.98%) HPUX
14 29 (3.61%) Windows XP
15 21 (2.61%) OS/390
16 14 (1.74%) Windows 8
17 11 (1.37%) Windows Phone
18 9 (1.12%) Windows 10
19 8 (1.00%) Windows Mobile
19 8 (1.00%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 334 (41.54%) ITIL
2 147 (18.28%) Service Delivery
3 126 (15.67%) Problem Management
4 118 (14.68%) Incident Management
5 115 (14.30%) Change Management
6 103 (12.81%) Root Cause Analysis
7 87 (10.82%) Release Management
8 84 (10.45%) Migration
9 81 (10.07%) Software Delivery
10 77 (9.58%) Project Management
11 65 (8.08%) Configuration Management
12 57 (7.09%) QMS
13 44 (5.47%) Business Continuity
14 39 (4.85%) Server Building
15 38 (4.73%) Load Balancing
16 36 (4.48%) Mentoring
16 36 (4.48%) Quality Management
17 35 (4.35%) Change Control
17 35 (4.35%) Content Management
18 34 (4.23%) Operational Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 223 (27.74%) SQL
2 155 (19.28%) PowerShell
3 110 (13.68%) VB
4 97 (12.06%) Perl
5 84 (10.45%) Java
6 69 (8.58%) Shell Script
7 55 (6.84%) VBScript
8 39 (4.85%) T-SQL
9 35 (4.35%) C
10 33 (4.10%) C#
10 33 (4.10%) JavaScript
11 22 (2.74%) Python
12 16 (1.99%) C++
13 10 (1.24%) Korn
14 9 (1.12%) Jython
15 8 (1.00%) Bash Shell
15 8 (1.00%) PHP
15 8 (1.00%) Ruby
16 7 (0.87%) PL/SQL
17 6 (0.75%) VB6
Qualifications
1 398 (49.50%) Security Cleared
2 329 (40.92%) SC Cleared
3 182 (22.64%) BPSS Clearance
4 150 (18.66%) Degree
5 141 (17.54%) Microsoft Certification
6 92 (11.44%) MCSE
7 27 (3.36%) MCSA
8 25 (3.11%) AAT
9 19 (2.36%) ITIL Certification
10 17 (2.11%) MCP
11 12 (1.49%) MCITP
12 10 (1.24%) Cisco Certification
12 10 (1.24%) MCTS
13 9 (1.12%) CCNA
13 9 (1.12%) CCNP
14 8 (1.00%) CISSP
14 8 (1.00%) DV Cleared
14 8 (1.00%) MCDBA
14 8 (1.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 5 (0.62%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 122 (15.17%) Disclosure Scotland
2 102 (12.69%) SLA
3 39 (4.85%) ISO 9001
4 17 (2.11%) QA
5 8 (1.00%) JSP 440
System Software
1 424 (52.74%) Active Directory
2 142 (17.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 135 (16.79%) XenApp
4 125 (15.55%) Microsoft App-V
5 101 (12.56%) XenServer
6 99 (12.31%) XenDesktop
7 75 (9.33%) Hyper-V
8 46 (5.72%) vSphere
9 25 (3.11%) Terminal Services
10 19 (2.36%) VMware ESXi
11 18 (2.24%) Firmware
12 17 (2.11%) DFS Replication
13 14 (1.74%) Virtual Servers
14 13 (1.62%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 8 (1.00%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
15 8 (1.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
16 7 (0.87%) Brightmail
16 7 (0.87%) NFS
17 6 (0.75%) VMware Workstation
17 6 (0.75%) Xen
Systems Management
1 106 (13.18%) SCCM
2 90 (11.19%) Tivoli
3 66 (8.21%) HP SiteScope
4 64 (7.96%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 52 (6.47%) MOM
5 52 (6.47%) XenMobile
6 44 (5.47%) Microsoft Clustering
6 44 (5.47%) SafeCom
7 40 (4.98%) NetBackup
8 38 (4.73%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 37 (4.60%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 33 (4.10%) EdgeSight
11 32 (3.98%) OpenView
12 29 (3.61%) HP Data Protector
13 21 (2.61%) Perfmon
14 20 (2.49%) Puppet
14 20 (2.49%) SCOM
15 18 (2.24%) AirWatch
15 18 (2.24%) WSUS
16 15 (1.87%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 478 (59.45%) Microsoft
2 300 (37.31%) HP
3 253 (31.47%) VMware
4 205 (25.50%) Citrix
5 190 (23.63%) Oracle
6 114 (14.18%) AppSense
7 104 (12.94%) CA
8 95 (11.82%) ServiceNow
9 64 (7.96%) ThinPrint
10 58 (7.21%) SAP
11 56 (6.97%) BMC
11 56 (6.97%) Symantec
12 43 (5.35%) IBM
13 38 (4.73%) Red Hat
14 27 (3.36%) Sun
15 24 (2.99%) Intel Security
16 21 (2.61%) Lotus
17 19 (2.36%) Cisco
18 18 (2.24%) Lumension
19 17 (2.11%) Axway
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