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 1 April 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 11 7 7
Rank change year-on-year
-4 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 67 95 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 9.94% 15.91% 11.29%
As % of the Operating Systems category 47.18% 49.74% 47.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 59 8
Average daily rate
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£303 £240 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.04% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £151 £150 £136
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £342 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 6 6
Average hourly rate £15.71 £19.00 £15.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.34% +21.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.25 £11.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.35 £26.25 £23.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.80 £15.35 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.58% +2.33%
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
142 191 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 21.07% 31.99% 23.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 124 31
Average daily rate £375 £250 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £198 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £390 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £320 £310
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 6 6
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £19.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -26.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £23.50 £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

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 1 April 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 1 April 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 1 April 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 -9 43 £325 +35.41% 20
Durham +3 21 £154 -57.05% 8
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 56 (33.14%) Microsoft
2 55 (32.54%) Security Cleared
3 51 (30.18%) Active Directory
4 43 (25.44%) ITIL
5 40 (23.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 38 (22.49%) Windows Server 2003
6 38 (22.49%) SC Cleared
7 34 (20.12%) SQL Server
8 33 (19.53%) SQL
8 33 (19.53%) VMware
9 32 (18.93%) MS Excel
10 31 (18.34%) Windows 7
11 25 (14.79%) HP
11 25 (14.79%) DNS
12 24 (14.20%) MS Exchange
12 24 (14.20%) UNIX
12 24 (14.20%) Service Delivery
13 23 (13.61%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 23 (13.61%) Windows Server 2012
14 22 (13.02%) Microsoft Certification
14 22 (13.02%) DHCP
15 21 (12.43%) Clustering
15 21 (12.43%) VMware Infrastructure
16 19 (11.24%) SharePoint
16 19 (11.24%) Linux
17 17 (10.06%) IIS
17 17 (10.06%) Migration
18 16 (9.47%) Cisco
19 15 (8.88%) MCSE
19 15 (8.88%) MS Office

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 24 (14.20%) MS Exchange
2 19 (11.24%) SharePoint
3 17 (10.06%) IIS
4 14 (8.28%) Lync
5 7 (4.14%) IBM Notes
6 5 (2.96%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (2.96%) WebLogic
6 5 (2.96%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (2.96%) Exchange Server 2003
7 4 (2.37%) Apache
8 3 (1.78%) SAS
9 2 (1.18%) JBoss
10 1 (0.59%) Lotus Domino
10 1 (0.59%) WordPress
Applications
1 32 (18.93%) MS Excel
2 15 (8.88%) MS Office
3 3 (1.78%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.59%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.59%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.59%) Adobe Captivate
4 1 (0.59%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 1 (0.59%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.18%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (1.18%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (14.79%) DNS
2 22 (13.02%) DHCP
3 14 (8.28%) SAN
4 12 (7.10%) Firewall
5 8 (4.73%) TCP/IP
5 8 (4.73%) LAN
5 8 (4.73%) WAN
6 6 (3.55%) LDAP
6 6 (3.55%) SSL
7 5 (2.96%) Cisco IOS
8 4 (2.37%) Network Security
8 4 (2.37%) Internet
9 3 (1.78%) Junos
9 3 (1.78%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (1.78%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 3 (1.78%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 3 (1.78%) VPN
9 3 (1.78%) HTTP
9 3 (1.78%) VLAN
10 2 (1.18%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (20.12%) SQL Server
2 13 (7.69%) SQL Server 2005
3 8 (4.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (4.73%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (3.55%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 6 (3.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (3.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (2.96%) Relational Database
5 5 (2.96%) SQL Server 2000
6 3 (1.78%) DTS
6 3 (1.78%) MySQL
7 2 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.59%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.59%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (5.33%) Visual Studio
2 5 (2.96%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (2.96%) StarTeam
3 3 (1.78%) PVCS
4 1 (0.59%) Facilita Forecast
4 1 (0.59%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (0.59%) LoadRunner
General
1 4 (2.37%) Finance
2 3 (1.78%) Manufacturing
2 3 (1.78%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.59%) Retail
3 1 (0.59%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 28 (16.57%) Analyst
2 27 (15.98%) Support Engineer
3 13 (7.69%) Desktop Support
4 11 (6.51%) Technical Leader
5 10 (5.92%) Service Analyst
5 10 (5.92%) 2nd Line Support
5 10 (5.92%) Developer
6 9 (5.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 9 (5.33%) Desktop Engineer
7 8 (4.73%) Wintel Engineer
8 7 (4.14%) IT Support
8 7 (4.14%) Service Desk Analyst
8 7 (4.14%) Support Analyst
9 6 (3.55%) Administrator
10 5 (2.96%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 5 (2.96%) Network Engineer
10 5 (2.96%) Configuration Manager
10 5 (2.96%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 5 (2.96%) IT Support Engineer
10 5 (2.96%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.33%) .NET
2 8 (4.73%) ASP.NET
2 8 (4.73%) Web Services
3 6 (3.55%) MDX
4 3 (1.78%) Middleware
5 1 (0.59%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (0.59%) CSS
5 1 (0.59%) HTML
5 1 (0.59%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 21 (12.43%) Clustering
2 9 (5.33%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (4.73%) N-Tier
4 6 (3.55%) Client/Server
5 5 (2.96%) Mainframe
5 5 (2.96%) Video Conferencing
6 4 (2.37%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.78%) iPad
7 3 (1.78%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.78%) PDA
7 3 (1.78%) Replication
7 3 (1.78%) Cryptography
8 2 (1.18%) User Experience
8 2 (1.18%) Public Cloud
8 2 (1.18%) Visualisation
9 1 (0.59%) Open Source
9 1 (0.59%) Performance Metrics
9 1 (0.59%) NHS
9 1 (0.59%) Data Integration
9 1 (0.59%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 40 (23.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 38 (22.49%) Windows Server 2003
3 31 (18.34%) Windows 7
4 24 (14.20%) UNIX
5 23 (13.61%) Windows Server 2012
6 19 (11.24%) Linux
7 11 (6.51%) Windows XP
8 8 (4.73%) Windows 8
9 7 (4.14%) Solaris
10 4 (2.37%) VME
10 4 (2.37%) Android
11 2 (1.18%) Windows Vista
11 2 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.59%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.59%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (25.44%) ITIL
2 24 (14.20%) Service Delivery
3 17 (10.06%) Migration
4 13 (7.69%) Change Management
4 13 (7.69%) Incident Management
5 12 (7.10%) Capacity Planning
6 11 (6.51%) Service Management
7 9 (5.33%) Configuration Management
7 9 (5.33%) Problem Management
8 8 (4.73%) Data Management
8 8 (4.73%) Business Intelligence
9 7 (4.14%) Software Delivery
9 7 (4.14%) Web Design
10 6 (3.55%) Knowledge Management
10 6 (3.55%) Time Management
10 6 (3.55%) Project Management
10 6 (3.55%) Network Monitoring
10 6 (3.55%) Change Control
10 6 (3.55%) Root Cause Analysis
11 5 (2.96%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 33 (19.53%) SQL
2 9 (5.33%) PowerShell
3 8 (4.73%) VBScript
3 8 (4.73%) VB.NET
3 8 (4.73%) VBA
3 8 (4.73%) C#
4 7 (4.14%) Java
4 7 (4.14%) Perl
5 6 (3.55%) VB
6 5 (2.96%) C
6 5 (2.96%) PL/SQL
7 2 (1.18%) Korn
7 2 (1.18%) PHP
7 2 (1.18%) C++
8 1 (0.59%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.59%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.59%) Ruby
8 1 (0.59%) LINC
Qualifications
1 55 (32.54%) Security Cleared
2 38 (22.49%) SC Cleared
3 22 (13.02%) Microsoft Certification
4 15 (8.88%) MCSE
5 14 (8.28%) MCSA
6 13 (7.69%) DV Cleared
7 3 (1.78%) Degree
8 1 (0.59%) CCA
8 1 (0.59%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (0.59%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.59%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.59%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.55%) ISO 9001
2 4 (2.37%) JSP 440
2 4 (2.37%) QA
3 2 (1.18%) SLA
System Software
1 51 (30.18%) Active Directory
2 21 (12.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (6.51%) vSphere
4 10 (5.92%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (5.33%) Hyper-V
6 7 (4.14%) VMware ESX
7 4 (2.37%) VMware Server
8 3 (1.78%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 3 (1.78%) Terminal Services
9 2 (1.18%) NFS
10 1 (0.59%) XenApp
10 1 (0.59%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.59%) iptables
10 1 (0.59%) KVM
10 1 (0.59%) Xen
10 1 (0.59%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 23 (13.61%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 8 (4.73%) SCCM
3 4 (2.37%) WhatsUp Gold
3 4 (2.37%) HP SIM
4 3 (1.78%) OpenView
4 3 (1.78%) NetBackup
5 2 (1.18%) SCOM
5 2 (1.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (1.18%) Unicenter
5 2 (1.18%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (0.59%) Puppet
6 1 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.59%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.59%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.59%) WSUS
Vendors
1 56 (33.14%) Microsoft
2 33 (19.53%) VMware
3 25 (14.79%) HP
4 16 (9.47%) Cisco
5 12 (7.10%) Citrix
6 8 (4.73%) Oracle
6 8 (4.73%) CA
7 7 (4.14%) Lotus
8 5 (2.96%) CheckPoint
8 5 (2.96%) Juniper
9 4 (2.37%) EMC
9 4 (2.37%) Borland
9 4 (2.37%) McAfee
9 4 (2.37%) TippingPoint
9 4 (2.37%) 3PAR
10 3 (1.78%) F5
10 3 (1.78%) SolarWinds
10 3 (1.78%) Veritas
11 2 (1.18%) IBM
11 2 (1.18%) Adobe
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