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 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 3 7 10
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +3
Contract jobs citing Windows 366 102 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 26.48% 13.06% 11.70%
As % of the Operating Systems category 70.52% 48.80% 47.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 223 43 40
Median daily rate £280 £339 £239
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.51% +42.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £120 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £374 £577 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.15% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 29 10
Median hourly rate £27.29 £16.16 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+68.85% +15.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.49 £11.00 £10.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £27.50 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.38 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+0.81% +2.50%
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
519 209 143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 37.55% 26.76% 24.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 322 111 89
Median daily rate £284 £310 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.39% +18.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £125 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £495 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £347 £313
% change year-on-year
+5.04% +11.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 31 10
Median hourly rate £26.50 £13.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+96.29% -3.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.94 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.30 £26.30 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.22%

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 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 26 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 26 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 +6 346 £280 -13.84% 29
Durham -4 8 £255 +45.71% 7
Northumberland - 1 - -
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 26 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.

1 219 (51.29%) Microsoft
2 218 (51.05%) Active Directory
3 217 (50.82%) Windows Server
4 208 (48.71%) Security Cleared
5 171 (40.05%) SC Cleared
5 171 (40.05%) ITIL
6 158 (37.00%) DHCP
7 157 (36.77%) HP
8 151 (35.36%) DNS
9 143 (33.49%) VMware
10 135 (31.62%) Windows Server 2008
11 133 (31.15%) Unix
12 127 (29.74%) Citrix
13 123 (28.81%) Linux
14 117 (27.40%) SQL
14 117 (27.40%) Windows Server 2003
15 107 (25.06%) Oracle
16 95 (22.25%) XenApp
17 88 (20.61%) BPSS Clearance
18 85 (19.91%) SQL Server
19 80 (18.74%) VMware Infrastructure
19 80 (18.74%) SCCM
20 77 (18.03%) AppSense
21 76 (17.80%) Microsoft App-V
22 72 (16.86%) AIX
23 70 (16.39%) Solaris
23 70 (16.39%) Service Delivery
24 69 (16.16%) Degree
25 68 (15.93%) Computer Science
26 66 (15.46%) Incident 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 51 (11.94%) MS Exchange
2 44 (10.30%) Exchange Server 2010
2 44 (10.30%) IIS
3 38 (8.90%) Skype for Business
3 38 (8.90%) WebLogic
4 29 (6.79%) SharePoint
5 23 (5.39%) Apache
6 22 (5.15%) Exchange Server 2013
7 21 (4.92%) WebSphere
7 21 (4.92%) WebSphere Application Server
8 18 (4.22%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 17 (3.98%) Oracle Application Server
10 16 (3.75%) OpenStack
11 13 (3.04%) nginx
12 12 (2.81%) MQSeries
12 12 (2.81%) SharePoint 2010
13 11 (2.58%) JBoss
13 11 (2.58%) Jetty
13 11 (2.58%) Oracle 10gAS
13 11 (2.58%) Tomcat
Applications
1 62 (14.52%) MS Excel
2 34 (7.96%) MS Office
3 3 (0.70%) MS Project
3 3 (0.70%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.23%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (0.94%) OpenText MBPM
2 3 (0.70%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 1 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 26 (6.09%) Office 365
2 6 (1.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.94%) IaaS
3 4 (0.94%) OpenShift
4 1 (0.23%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 158 (37.00%) DHCP
2 151 (35.36%) DNS
3 57 (13.35%) TCP/IP
4 43 (10.07%) Firewall
5 34 (7.96%) SAN
6 20 (4.68%) SSL
7 19 (4.45%) SMS
8 18 (4.22%) Internet
8 18 (4.22%) Wi-Fi
9 16 (3.75%) 3G
9 16 (3.75%) LDAP
10 14 (3.28%) HTTP
11 13 (3.04%) Intranet
11 13 (3.04%) Skype
11 13 (3.04%) SSH
12 12 (2.81%) FTP
13 10 (2.34%) IPsec
14 8 (1.87%) BIG-IP
14 8 (1.87%) OpenLDAP
15 6 (1.41%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (19.91%) SQL Server
2 31 (7.26%) DB2
3 24 (5.62%) SQL Server 2008
4 20 (4.68%) SQL Server 2005
5 15 (3.51%) BusinessObjects
5 15 (3.51%) Oracle Database
6 11 (2.58%) PowerCenter
6 11 (2.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 8 (1.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 7 (1.64%) Oracle Database 11g
9 6 (1.41%) Relational Database
9 6 (1.41%) SQL Server 2012
10 5 (1.17%) Data Mining
11 4 (0.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 3 (0.70%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 2 (0.47%) MySQL
13 2 (0.47%) PostgreSQL
13 2 (0.47%) RDBMS
14 1 (0.23%) Data Warehouse
14 1 (0.23%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 17 (3.98%) MSI
2 14 (3.28%) HP UFT
2 14 (3.28%) Jenkins
2 14 (3.28%) LoadRunner
3 11 (2.58%) Facilita Forecast
3 11 (2.58%) Log4j
3 11 (2.58%) Travis CI
3 11 (2.58%) Visual Studio
4 10 (2.34%) JIRA
5 3 (0.70%) Cucumber
5 3 (0.70%) Git (software)
5 3 (0.70%) JMeter
5 3 (0.70%) Selenium
6 1 (0.23%) JUnit
6 1 (0.23%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.23%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 15 (3.51%) Finance
2 4 (0.94%) Manufacturing
3 2 (0.47%) Banking
3 2 (0.47%) Military
4 1 (0.23%) Back Office
4 1 (0.23%) Legal
4 1 (0.23%) Marketing
4 1 (0.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 79 (18.50%) Support Engineer
2 31 (7.26%) Desktop Support
3 25 (5.85%) Analyst
3 25 (5.85%) Desktop Engineer
4 24 (5.62%) Virtualisation Engineer
5 22 (5.15%) 2nd Line Support
6 19 (4.45%) Wintel Engineer
7 18 (4.22%) Consultant
8 17 (3.98%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 15 (3.51%) 3rd Line Support
9 15 (3.51%) Developer
10 13 (3.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 11 (2.58%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 10 (2.34%) Server Support
12 10 (2.34%) Unix Engineer
13 9 (2.11%) Messaging Support
13 9 (2.11%) Support Analyst
13 9 (2.11%) Support Specialist
13 9 (2.11%) Unix Support
13 9 (2.11%) Wintel Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (7.03%) J2EE
2 22 (5.15%) Middleware
3 21 (4.92%) .NET
4 10 (2.34%) Servlets
5 8 (1.87%) HTML
5 8 (1.87%) JSP
6 7 (1.64%) IBM Integration Bus
7 6 (1.41%) Software Packaging
8 5 (1.17%) ASP.NET
8 5 (1.17%) Web Services
9 3 (0.70%) MDX
9 3 (0.70%) Regular Expression
9 3 (0.70%) WebSphere MQ
10 2 (0.47%) ADO
10 2 (0.47%) JSON
10 2 (0.47%) Oracle GoldenGate
11 1 (0.23%) CSS
11 1 (0.23%) JMS
11 1 (0.23%) XML
11 1 (0.23%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 68 (15.93%) Computer Science
2 43 (10.07%) Management Information System
3 28 (6.56%) Clustering
4 23 (5.39%) Data Centre
5 21 (4.92%) Analytical Skills
6 17 (3.98%) Fat Client
6 17 (3.98%) Thin Client
7 14 (3.28%) Mainframe
8 13 (3.04%) PKI
9 11 (2.58%) Performance Metrics
10 10 (2.34%) Replication
11 6 (1.41%) Cryptography
11 6 (1.41%) Data Structures
11 6 (1.41%) IBM Mainframe
12 5 (1.17%) Client/Server
12 5 (1.17%) Hybrid Cloud
13 4 (0.94%) AS400
13 4 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
13 4 (0.94%) Enterprise Storage
13 4 (0.94%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 217 (50.82%) Windows Server
2 135 (31.62%) Windows Server 2008
3 133 (31.15%) Unix
4 123 (28.81%) Linux
5 117 (27.40%) Windows Server 2003
6 72 (16.86%) AIX
7 70 (16.39%) Solaris
8 60 (14.05%) Windows 7
9 50 (11.71%) Windows Server 2012
10 31 (7.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 29 (6.79%) Windows XP
12 17 (3.98%) HPUX
13 9 (2.11%) Windows 8
14 8 (1.87%) Apple iOS
15 7 (1.64%) Android
15 7 (1.64%) Mac OS X
15 7 (1.64%) OS/390
16 6 (1.41%) Windows 10
16 6 (1.41%) zOS
17 4 (0.94%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 171 (40.05%) ITIL
2 70 (16.39%) Service Delivery
3 66 (15.46%) Incident Management
4 64 (14.99%) Problem Management
5 63 (14.75%) Software Delivery
6 50 (11.71%) Project Management
7 47 (11.01%) Change Management
7 47 (11.01%) Root Cause Analysis
8 38 (8.90%) Configuration Management
9 37 (8.67%) Release Management
10 31 (7.26%) Mentoring
11 28 (6.56%) Business Continuity
12 27 (6.32%) Operational Acceptance Testing
13 25 (5.85%) Server Building
14 23 (5.39%) DevOps
15 22 (5.15%) Automated Testing
15 22 (5.15%) QMS
16 21 (4.92%) Agile Software Development
16 21 (4.92%) Migration
17 20 (4.68%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 117 (27.40%) SQL
2 60 (14.05%) Java
3 59 (13.82%) Perl
4 54 (12.65%) VB
5 52 (12.18%) PowerShell
6 38 (8.90%) Shell Script
7 35 (8.20%) VBScript
8 17 (3.98%) T-SQL
9 13 (3.04%) C
10 12 (2.81%) PL/SQL
11 11 (2.58%) Korn
12 10 (2.34%) C#
13 9 (2.11%) Python
14 7 (1.64%) C++
15 6 (1.41%) Bash Shell
15 6 (1.41%) Scala
16 5 (1.17%) JavaScript
16 5 (1.17%) VB.NET
17 3 (0.70%) Bourne shell
17 3 (0.70%) VBA
Qualifications
1 208 (48.71%) Security Cleared
2 171 (40.05%) SC Cleared
3 88 (20.61%) BPSS Clearance
4 69 (16.16%) Degree
5 51 (11.94%) Microsoft Certification
6 31 (7.26%) MCSE
7 13 (3.04%) AAT
8 8 (1.87%) DV Cleared
9 7 (1.64%) MCP
10 6 (1.41%) ISTQB
10 6 (1.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 6 (1.41%) MCSA
10 6 (1.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 5 (1.17%) CCNA
11 5 (1.17%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (1.17%) CISSP
12 4 (0.94%) CCNP
12 4 (0.94%) MCDBA
12 4 (0.94%) MCITP
13 3 (0.70%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (14.52%) Disclosure Scotland
2 48 (11.24%) SLA
3 16 (3.75%) ISO 9001
4 14 (3.28%) QA
5 8 (1.87%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.23%) GPG13
6 1 (0.23%) WAI
6 1 (0.23%) WCAG
System Software
1 218 (51.05%) Active Directory
2 95 (22.25%) XenApp
3 80 (18.74%) VMware Infrastructure
4 76 (17.80%) Microsoft App-V
5 63 (14.75%) XenServer
6 61 (14.29%) XenDesktop
7 28 (6.56%) Hyper-V
8 20 (4.68%) vSphere
9 12 (2.81%) Terminal Services
10 11 (2.58%) Xen
11 9 (2.11%) Oracle RAC
12 8 (1.87%) Firmware
13 7 (1.64%) NFS
14 6 (1.41%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
15 5 (1.17%) Brightmail
15 5 (1.17%) DFS Replication
15 5 (1.17%) Veritas Volume Manager
16 4 (0.94%) Docker
17 3 (0.70%) VMware ESXi
18 1 (0.23%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 80 (18.74%) SCCM
2 51 (11.94%) Tivoli
3 45 (10.54%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 38 (8.90%) HP SiteScope
5 32 (7.49%) XenMobile
6 29 (6.79%) SafeCom
7 28 (6.56%) MOM
8 27 (6.32%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 25 (5.85%) NetBackup
10 22 (5.15%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 20 (4.68%) EdgeSight
12 16 (3.75%) HP Data Protector
13 15 (3.51%) OpenView
14 12 (2.81%) EMC NetWorker
15 8 (1.87%) Opscode Chef
15 8 (1.87%) Perfmon
15 8 (1.87%) Puppet
15 8 (1.87%) WSUS
16 7 (1.64%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
17 6 (1.41%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 219 (51.29%) Microsoft
2 157 (36.77%) HP
3 143 (33.49%) VMware
4 127 (29.74%) Citrix
5 107 (25.06%) Oracle
6 77 (18.03%) AppSense
7 48 (11.24%) CA
8 47 (11.01%) ThinPrint
9 43 (10.07%) ServiceNow
10 42 (9.84%) SAP
11 39 (9.13%) Red Hat
12 32 (7.49%) Symantec
13 28 (6.56%) BMC
14 24 (5.62%) Sun
15 23 (5.39%) IBM
16 19 (4.45%) Cisco
17 18 (4.22%) Axway
18 14 (3.28%) Informatica
19 11 (2.58%) Genesys
19 11 (2.58%) Intel Security
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