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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 5 3 6
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +3
Contract jobs citing Windows 95 55 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 15.91% 14.63% 12.28%
As % of the Operating Systems category 64.63% 75.34% 54.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 25 18
Average daily rate
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£260 £250 £244
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £116 £154 £94
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £378 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £315 £313
% change year-on-year
-3.17% +0.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 18 17
Average hourly rate £16.29 £12.00 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.75% +4.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.30 £15.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
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
147 73 113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 24.62% 19.41% 22.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 35 51
Average daily rate £273 £250 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.00% -1.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £160 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £388 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 18 20
Average hourly rate £14.00 £12.20 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.75% +6.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.09 £15.50 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 29 August 2014.

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 29 August 2014.

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 29 August 2014. 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 +1 80 £259 +15.06% 16
Durham -13 11 £234 -16.51% 12
Northumberland - - - -
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 53 (31.36%) Microsoft
2 49 (28.99%) Security Cleared
3 47 (27.81%) SQL
4 46 (27.22%) Active Directory
4 46 (27.22%) Windows 7
5 41 (24.26%) UNIX
6 38 (22.49%) Windows XP
7 35 (20.71%) SQL Server
7 35 (20.71%) ITIL
8 33 (19.53%) Linux
9 31 (18.34%) Windows Server 2003
10 30 (17.75%) C#
10 30 (17.75%) SC Cleared
11 28 (16.57%) HP
12 27 (15.98%) MS Office
13 25 (14.79%) .NET
13 25 (14.79%) Windows Server 2008
14 24 (14.20%) Oracle
15 22 (13.02%) WebLogic
15 22 (13.02%) MS Excel
15 22 (13.02%) Cisco
15 22 (13.02%) VMware
16 21 (12.43%) DNS
17 19 (11.24%) Firewall
18 17 (10.06%) DHCP
18 17 (10.06%) Java
18 17 (10.06%) Service Management
19 15 (8.88%) Clustering
19 15 (8.88%) PL/SQL
20 14 (8.28%) Migration

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 22 (13.02%) WebLogic
2 11 (6.51%) SharePoint
3 10 (5.92%) SAS
4 9 (5.33%) MS Exchange
5 6 (3.55%) MQSeries
6 3 (1.78%) WebSphere
6 3 (1.78%) Documentum
6 3 (1.78%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (1.78%) IIS
7 1 (0.59%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.59%) Apache
7 1 (0.59%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.59%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 27 (15.98%) MS Office
2 22 (13.02%) MS Excel
3 4 (2.37%) AutoCAD
3 4 (2.37%) MicroStation
Business Applications
1 3 (1.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.59%) SmartPlant
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.18%) SaaS
2 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 21 (12.43%) DNS
2 19 (11.24%) Firewall
3 17 (10.06%) DHCP
4 12 (7.10%) LDAP
5 11 (6.51%) SAN
6 9 (5.33%) WAN
7 8 (4.73%) LAN
8 7 (4.14%) SSH
8 7 (4.14%) OpenLDAP
9 6 (3.55%) TCP/IP
10 4 (2.37%) Junos
11 3 (1.78%) Cisco IOS
11 3 (1.78%) Network Security
11 3 (1.78%) Cisco ASA
11 3 (1.78%) Internet
12 2 (1.18%) MPLS
12 2 (1.18%) DSL
12 2 (1.18%) Intranet
12 2 (1.18%) VPN
12 2 (1.18%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (20.71%) SQL Server
2 14 (8.28%) SQL Server 2005
3 9 (5.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (5.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (4.73%) SQL Server 2000
5 7 (4.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 6 (3.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (3.55%) DB2
7 5 (2.96%) RDBMS
7 5 (2.96%) Relational Database
8 4 (2.37%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
8 4 (2.37%) DTS
8 4 (2.37%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 3 (1.78%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (1.18%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.59%) IDOL
Development Applications
1 10 (5.92%) PVCS
2 6 (3.55%) JUnit
3 4 (2.37%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 4 (2.37%) LoadRunner
3 4 (2.37%) JMeter
4 3 (1.78%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (1.78%) Rational Rhapsody
4 3 (1.78%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (4.73%) Manufacturing
2 6 (3.55%) Finance
3 3 (1.78%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (1.78%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.18%) Front Office
4 2 (1.18%) Military
5 1 (0.59%) Dutch Language
5 1 (0.59%) German Language
5 1 (0.59%) Back Office
5 1 (0.59%) Legal
Job Titles
1 30 (17.75%) Analyst
2 26 (15.38%) Support Engineer
3 18 (10.65%) Support Analyst
3 18 (10.65%) Developer
4 17 (10.06%) Applications Support
5 13 (7.69%) Desktop Support
6 9 (5.33%) Desktop Engineer
7 8 (4.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 8 (4.73%) Server Support
7 8 (4.73%) 2nd Line Support
7 8 (4.73%) Support Specialist
8 6 (3.55%) Software Engineer
8 6 (3.55%) Consultant
8 6 (3.55%) Administrator
8 6 (3.55%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 6 (3.55%) UNIX Support
8 6 (3.55%) Wintel Engineer
9 5 (2.96%) Scala Developer
9 5 (2.96%) Applications Support Analyst
9 5 (2.96%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (14.79%) .NET
2 11 (6.51%) Web Services
2 11 (6.51%) XML
3 10 (5.92%) J2EE
3 10 (5.92%) ASP.NET
4 7 (4.14%) Application Packaging
4 7 (4.14%) WCF
4 7 (4.14%) WF
5 6 (3.55%) JMS
5 6 (3.55%) AppFabric
5 6 (3.55%) Play Framework
6 4 (2.37%) HTML
6 4 (2.37%) MDX
7 2 (1.18%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.59%) Java EE
8 1 (0.59%) LINQ
8 1 (0.59%) jQuery
8 1 (0.59%) Oracle Fusion
8 1 (0.59%) Middleware
8 1 (0.59%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 15 (8.88%) Clustering
2 7 (4.14%) Statistics
3 6 (3.55%) N-Tier
4 4 (2.37%) Replication
5 3 (1.78%) Cryptography
5 3 (1.78%) NHS
5 3 (1.78%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.78%) Life Science
6 2 (1.18%) iPad
7 1 (0.59%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.59%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.59%) Celerra
7 1 (0.59%) Symmetrix DMX
7 1 (0.59%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.59%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.59%) PMI
7 1 (0.59%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 46 (27.22%) Windows 7
2 41 (24.26%) UNIX
3 38 (22.49%) Windows XP
4 33 (19.53%) Linux
5 31 (18.34%) Windows Server 2003
6 25 (14.79%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (6.51%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (5.33%) Windows 8
9 8 (4.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (2.37%) AIX
10 4 (2.37%) HPUX
10 4 (2.37%) Solaris
11 2 (1.18%) Android
11 2 (1.18%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (20.71%) ITIL
2 17 (10.06%) Service Management
3 14 (8.28%) Migration
4 13 (7.69%) Service Delivery
5 12 (7.10%) Change Management
6 11 (6.51%) CAD
6 11 (6.51%) Incident Management
7 8 (4.73%) Software Engineering
8 7 (4.14%) SOA
9 6 (3.55%) Business Intelligence
9 6 (3.55%) Data Management
9 6 (3.55%) Workflow
9 6 (3.55%) Software Architecture
9 6 (3.55%) Problem Management
10 5 (2.96%) Change Control
10 5 (2.96%) Time Management
10 5 (2.96%) ERP
10 5 (2.96%) Web Design
11 4 (2.37%) Disaster Recovery
11 4 (2.37%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 47 (27.81%) SQL
2 30 (17.75%) C#
3 17 (10.06%) Java
4 15 (8.88%) PL/SQL
5 11 (6.51%) VB.NET
6 9 (5.33%) Perl
7 8 (4.73%) VBA
8 7 (4.14%) Korn
8 7 (4.14%) C++
9 6 (3.55%) VBScript
9 6 (3.55%) VB
9 6 (3.55%) Shell Script
9 6 (3.55%) Scala
10 5 (2.96%) PowerShell
11 4 (2.37%) C
12 3 (1.78%) MUMPS
13 2 (1.18%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.59%) JavaScript
14 1 (0.59%) VC++
Qualifications
1 49 (28.99%) Security Cleared
2 30 (17.75%) SC Cleared
3 14 (8.28%) DV Cleared
4 8 (4.73%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (2.37%) MCDBA
5 4 (2.37%) MCT
6 3 (1.78%) MCSE
7 2 (1.18%) Degree
8 1 (0.59%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.59%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.37%) QA
1 4 (2.37%) JSP 440
2 3 (1.78%) ISO 9000
2 3 (1.78%) HL7
System Software
1 46 (27.22%) Active Directory
2 12 (7.10%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (7.10%) Hyper-V
3 7 (4.14%) NFS
4 6 (3.55%) vSphere
4 6 (3.55%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (2.37%) XenApp
6 2 (1.18%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 1 (0.59%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 7 (4.14%) NetBackup
1 7 (4.14%) SCCM
2 6 (3.55%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 5 (2.96%) OpenView
4 4 (2.37%) Unicenter
4 4 (2.37%) WhatsUp Gold
5 3 (1.78%) Tivoli
5 3 (1.78%) WSUS
6 2 (1.18%) Netcool
6 2 (1.18%) SCOM
7 1 (0.59%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.59%) CA SiteMinder
7 1 (0.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 53 (31.36%) Microsoft
2 28 (16.57%) HP
3 24 (14.20%) Oracle
4 22 (13.02%) Cisco
4 22 (13.02%) VMware
5 12 (7.10%) Veritas
6 8 (4.73%) CA
6 8 (4.73%) Citrix
6 8 (4.73%) Red Hat
7 7 (4.14%) EMC
7 7 (4.14%) JBoss
8 5 (2.96%) Dell
8 5 (2.96%) 3PAR
9 4 (2.37%) TippingPoint
9 4 (2.37%) F5
9 4 (2.37%) CheckPoint
9 4 (2.37%) Juniper
9 4 (2.37%) Informatica
10 3 (1.78%) Sun
10 3 (1.78%) Siebel
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