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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 5 4 7
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +3
Contract jobs citing Windows 139 63 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 16.81% 17.90% 13.06%
As % of the Operating Systems category 49.82% 75.90% 70.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 33 12
Average daily rate
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£303 £240 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.04% -26.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £180 £101
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £396 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
- -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 12 24
Average hourly rate £16.50 £13.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% +8.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.60 £11.12 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.60 £15.95 £18.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.25
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -4.91%
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
279 83 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 33.74% 23.58% 18.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 40 27
Average daily rate £330 £250 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.00% -5.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £180 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £405 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 12 24
Average hourly rate £17.00 £13.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.92% +8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.74 £11.36 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £15.85 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -10.28%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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 21 November 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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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 -3 96 £315 +31.25% 17
Durham -2 36 £238 -5.00% 7
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 95 (39.75%) Microsoft
2 77 (32.22%) Active Directory
3 76 (31.80%) SQL
3 76 (31.80%) Security Cleared
4 72 (30.13%) Windows Server 2008
5 67 (28.03%) SQL Server
6 64 (26.78%) Windows Server 2003
7 59 (24.69%) ITIL
8 55 (23.01%) MS Excel
9 49 (20.50%) HP
10 47 (19.67%) UNIX
10 47 (19.67%) SC Cleared
11 42 (17.57%) Analytical Skills
12 41 (17.15%) Windows 7
13 39 (16.32%) Firewall
13 39 (16.32%) VMware
14 38 (15.90%) Clustering
14 38 (15.90%) MS Office
14 38 (15.90%) DNS
15 36 (15.06%) Windows XP
15 36 (15.06%) Linux
16 34 (14.23%) Citrix
17 33 (13.81%) Microsoft Certification
18 31 (12.97%) Service Delivery
19 29 (12.13%) Service Management
19 29 (12.13%) Cisco
19 29 (12.13%) Oracle
20 27 (11.30%) C#
20 27 (11.30%) Windows Server 2012
21 25 (10.46%) .NET

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 24 (10.04%) WebLogic
2 23 (9.62%) IIS
3 18 (7.53%) MS Exchange
4 16 (6.69%) SAS
5 12 (5.02%) SharePoint
6 8 (3.35%) Apache
6 8 (3.35%) JBoss
6 8 (3.35%) IBM Notes
7 5 (2.09%) MQSeries
8 3 (1.26%) Documentum
8 3 (1.26%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.84%) Lync
9 2 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.42%) WordPress
10 1 (0.42%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.42%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.42%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 55 (23.01%) MS Excel
2 38 (15.90%) MS Office
3 4 (1.67%) AutoCAD
3 4 (1.67%) MicroStation
4 1 (0.42%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.42%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.42%) SmartPlant
Communications & Networking
1 39 (16.32%) Firewall
2 38 (15.90%) DNS
3 24 (10.04%) DHCP
4 22 (9.21%) TCP/IP
5 16 (6.69%) LDAP
5 16 (6.69%) LAN
5 16 (6.69%) WAN
5 16 (6.69%) SAN
6 10 (4.18%) SSL
7 9 (3.77%) Cisco IOS
8 8 (3.35%) Network Security
8 8 (3.35%) Cisco ASA
8 8 (3.35%) Junos
8 8 (3.35%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 8 (3.35%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 7 (2.93%) OpenLDAP
10 5 (2.09%) SSH
11 3 (1.26%) Internet
11 3 (1.26%) SMS
11 3 (1.26%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (28.03%) SQL Server
2 23 (9.62%) SQL Server 2005
3 22 (9.21%) SQL Server 2008
4 15 (6.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (4.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 10 (4.18%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 9 (3.77%) SQL Server 2012
7 7 (2.93%) Relational Database
7 7 (2.93%) RDBMS
8 6 (2.51%) SQL Server 2000
8 6 (2.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (2.09%) DB2
10 3 (1.26%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (1.26%) DTS
10 3 (1.26%) Oracle Database
11 2 (0.84%) MySQL
11 2 (0.84%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
Development Applications
1 16 (6.69%) PVCS
2 7 (2.93%) Visual Studio
3 5 (2.09%) JUnit
4 4 (1.67%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.84%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.42%) MSI
6 1 (0.42%) StarTeam
General
1 3 (1.26%) Telecoms
2 2 (0.84%) Finance
2 2 (0.84%) Front Office
2 2 (0.84%) Back Office
2 2 (0.84%) Military
3 1 (0.42%) Banking
3 1 (0.42%) Dutch Language
3 1 (0.42%) Legal
3 1 (0.42%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 43 (17.99%) Support Engineer
2 37 (15.48%) Analyst
3 22 (9.21%) Developer
3 22 (9.21%) Support Analyst
4 21 (8.79%) Applications Support
5 20 (8.37%) Wintel Engineer
6 12 (5.02%) Desktop Support
6 12 (5.02%) Software Engineer
7 11 (4.60%) 1st Line Support
8 10 (4.18%) Network Engineer
9 9 (3.77%) Consultant
9 9 (3.77%) Support Specialist
9 9 (3.77%) 2nd Line Support
9 9 (3.77%) Server Engineer
10 8 (3.35%) Service Desk Analyst
10 8 (3.35%) Administrator
10 8 (3.35%) Service Analyst
10 8 (3.35%) Server Support
10 8 (3.35%) Lead Software Engineer
10 8 (3.35%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (10.46%) .NET
2 17 (7.11%) Web Services
3 15 (6.28%) ASP.NET
4 10 (4.18%) MDX
5 8 (3.35%) Middleware
5 8 (3.35%) XML
5 8 (3.35%) Application Packaging
6 6 (2.51%) AppFabric
6 6 (2.51%) WCF
6 6 (2.51%) WF
7 5 (2.09%) JMS
7 5 (2.09%) J2EE
7 5 (2.09%) Play Framework
8 3 (1.26%) SOAP
9 2 (0.84%) .NET Framework
10 1 (0.42%) Java EE
10 1 (0.42%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 1 (0.42%) jQuery
10 1 (0.42%) Oracle Fusion
10 1 (0.42%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 42 (17.57%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (15.90%) Clustering
3 14 (5.86%) N-Tier
4 11 (4.60%) Management Information System
5 7 (2.93%) Cryptography
6 5 (2.09%) Statistics
6 5 (2.09%) iPad
7 4 (1.67%) Life Science
8 2 (0.84%) CMDB
8 2 (0.84%) Visualisation
8 2 (0.84%) User Experience
8 2 (0.84%) Replication
9 1 (0.42%) AS400
9 1 (0.42%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.42%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.42%) NHS
9 1 (0.42%) Smartcard
9 1 (0.42%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 72 (30.13%) Windows Server 2008
2 64 (26.78%) Windows Server 2003
3 47 (19.67%) UNIX
4 41 (17.15%) Windows 7
5 36 (15.06%) Linux
5 36 (15.06%) Windows XP
6 27 (11.30%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (3.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (2.93%) Windows 8
9 4 (1.67%) Android
9 4 (1.67%) HPUX
9 4 (1.67%) Solaris
10 3 (1.26%) Windows 2000
11 2 (0.84%) AIX
12 1 (0.42%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (24.69%) ITIL
2 31 (12.97%) Service Delivery
3 29 (12.13%) Service Management
4 18 (7.53%) Disaster Recovery
4 18 (7.53%) Incident Management
4 18 (7.53%) Time Management
5 15 (6.28%) Change Management
5 15 (6.28%) Business Intelligence
5 15 (6.28%) Change Control
6 14 (5.86%) Data Management
6 14 (5.86%) Software Engineering
7 12 (5.02%) Web Design
8 11 (4.60%) Migration
8 11 (4.60%) Network Monitoring
9 10 (4.18%) Problem Management
9 10 (4.18%) CAD
10 9 (3.77%) Configuration Management
10 9 (3.77%) Network Management
11 8 (3.35%) Network Design
12 7 (2.93%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 76 (31.80%) SQL
2 27 (11.30%) C#
3 22 (9.21%) Java
4 19 (7.95%) PL/SQL
5 15 (6.28%) VBScript
5 15 (6.28%) VB.NET
5 15 (6.28%) VBA
6 12 (5.02%) VB
7 8 (3.35%) C
7 8 (3.35%) Perl
7 8 (3.35%) C++
8 6 (2.51%) PowerShell
9 5 (2.09%) Scala
9 5 (2.09%) Korn
10 4 (1.67%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.42%) LINC
11 1 (0.42%) VC++
11 1 (0.42%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 76 (31.80%) Security Cleared
2 47 (19.67%) SC Cleared
3 33 (13.81%) Microsoft Certification
4 24 (10.04%) MCSE
5 18 (7.53%) DV Cleared
6 9 (3.77%) MCSA
7 2 (0.84%) MCDBA
7 2 (0.84%) MCT
8 1 (0.42%) CCNP
8 1 (0.42%) CCA
8 1 (0.42%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (0.42%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.42%) Degree
8 1 (0.42%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.77%) JSP 440
2 7 (2.93%) QA
3 5 (2.09%) SLA
System Software
1 77 (32.22%) Active Directory
2 21 (8.79%) vSphere
3 20 (8.37%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (6.28%) Hyper-V
5 14 (5.86%) VMware ESXi
6 12 (5.02%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 8 (3.35%) XenApp
8 7 (2.93%) Terminal Services
9 5 (2.09%) NFS
10 4 (1.67%) VMware ESX
11 1 (0.42%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.42%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.42%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 15 (6.28%) NetBackup
2 13 (5.44%) SCCM
2 13 (5.44%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 9 (3.77%) MIIS
3 9 (3.77%) WhatsUp Gold
4 7 (2.93%) HP SIM
4 7 (2.93%) OpenView
5 5 (2.09%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 4 (1.67%) Tivoli
7 2 (0.84%) Netcool
7 2 (0.84%) SolarWinds Orion
7 2 (0.84%) WSUS
8 1 (0.42%) SCOM
8 1 (0.42%) Unicenter
8 1 (0.42%) CA SiteMinder
Vendors
1 95 (39.75%) Microsoft
2 49 (20.50%) HP
3 39 (16.32%) VMware
4 34 (14.23%) Citrix
5 29 (12.13%) Oracle
5 29 (12.13%) Cisco
6 17 (7.11%) Veritas
7 9 (3.77%) EMC
7 9 (3.77%) Juniper
7 9 (3.77%) 3PAR
7 9 (3.77%) TippingPoint
7 9 (3.77%) Red Hat
7 9 (3.77%) CheckPoint
8 8 (3.35%) McAfee
8 8 (3.35%) Lotus
8 8 (3.35%) F5
9 6 (2.51%) CA
10 4 (1.67%) Informatica
11 3 (1.26%) NetApp
11 3 (1.26%) Siebel
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