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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 20 5 6
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows 73 81 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 7.99% 13.41% 20.52%
As % of the Operating Systems category 41.01% 55.10% 55.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 35 52
Average daily rate £295 £275 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.27% +12.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £210 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £499 £399 £348
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 14 14
Average hourly rate £15.25 £16.33 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.61% -14.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £10.59 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.24 £33.50 £27.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.85 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.31% -3.33%
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
178 147 172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 19.47% 24.34% 37.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 85 100
Average daily rate £325 £300 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +22.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £450 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £333 £310
% change year-on-year
+5.10% +7.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 14 14
Average hourly rate £14.25 £16.16 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.81% -14.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £10.20 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.32 £30.50 £28.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%

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 13 February 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
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 13 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -10 58 £295 -6.71% 22
Durham -9 10 £280 +1.81% 1
Northumberland - 4 £315 -
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 77 (38.69%) Microsoft
2 70 (35.18%) Windows Server
3 62 (31.16%) Security Cleared
4 53 (26.63%) ITIL
5 44 (22.11%) Unix
6 43 (21.61%) Linux
7 42 (21.11%) VMware
7 42 (21.11%) SC Cleared
8 38 (19.10%) Active Directory
9 35 (17.59%) AIX
9 35 (17.59%) SQL Server
9 35 (17.59%) MS Office
10 34 (17.09%) Solaris
10 34 (17.09%) MS Excel
11 33 (16.58%) Java
12 31 (15.58%) .NET
12 31 (15.58%) HP
12 31 (15.58%) Windows Server 2008
13 30 (15.08%) SQL
14 29 (14.57%) Service Management
14 29 (14.57%) VMware Infrastructure
14 29 (14.57%) Windows 7
15 28 (14.07%) Migration
15 28 (14.07%) DNS
16 27 (13.57%) DHCP
17 26 (13.07%) TCP/IP
17 26 (13.07%) Oracle
17 26 (13.07%) Configuration Management
18 25 (12.56%) Cisco
18 25 (12.56%) SAN

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 20 (10.05%) Oracle Application Server
1 20 (10.05%) Oracle HTTP Server
1 20 (10.05%) WebSphere
1 20 (10.05%) WebSphere Application Server
2 13 (6.53%) Confluence
3 12 (6.03%) Apache
4 11 (5.53%) IIS
4 11 (5.53%) Jetty
4 11 (5.53%) nginx
4 11 (5.53%) Oracle 10gAS
4 11 (5.53%) Tomcat
5 10 (5.03%) MS Exchange
5 10 (5.03%) PowerExchange
5 10 (5.03%) WebLogic
6 9 (4.52%) AquaLogic
6 9 (4.52%) MQSeries
6 9 (4.52%) Tuxedo
7 8 (4.02%) SharePoint
8 7 (3.52%) Documentum
9 6 (3.02%) Oracle Spatial
Applications
1 35 (17.59%) MS Office
2 34 (17.09%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.01%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.50%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (4.52%) OpenText MBPM
2 3 (1.51%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.01%) Office 365
2 3 (1.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.01%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.50%) GitHub
4 1 (0.50%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (14.07%) DNS
2 27 (13.57%) DHCP
3 26 (13.07%) TCP/IP
4 25 (12.56%) SAN
5 22 (11.06%) SSL
6 13 (6.53%) HTTP
6 13 (6.53%) SNMP
7 11 (5.53%) Firewall
7 11 (5.53%) IPsec
8 10 (5.03%) FTP
8 10 (5.03%) LAN
8 10 (5.03%) NAS
9 8 (4.02%) WAN
10 7 (3.52%) Internet
11 4 (2.01%) VPN
11 4 (2.01%) Wi-Fi
12 3 (1.51%) HTTPS
12 3 (1.51%) Intranet
12 3 (1.51%) VLAN
12 3 (1.51%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (17.59%) SQL Server
2 19 (9.55%) SQL Server 2005
3 17 (8.54%) SQL Server 2008
4 13 (6.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 11 (5.53%) BusinessObjects
5 11 (5.53%) PowerCenter
6 9 (4.52%) Oracle Database
7 7 (3.52%) Oracle Database 11g
8 5 (2.51%) Data Mining
8 5 (2.51%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 5 (2.51%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (2.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (1.01%) MongoDB
9 2 (1.01%) MySQL
9 2 (1.01%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (1.01%) Relational Database
9 2 (1.01%) SQL Server 2000
10 1 (0.50%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.50%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.50%) Redis
Development Applications
1 24 (12.06%) Jenkins
2 19 (9.55%) LoadRunner
3 17 (8.54%) JMeter
4 16 (8.04%) HP UFT
5 13 (6.53%) JIRA
6 12 (6.03%) Cucumber
6 12 (6.03%) Selenium
7 11 (5.53%) Log4j
8 7 (3.52%) PVCS
9 5 (2.51%) LoadUI
9 5 (2.51%) SoapUI
10 3 (1.51%) Facilita Forecast
10 3 (1.51%) Visual Studio
11 2 (1.01%) Git (software)
12 1 (0.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 1 (0.50%) FishEye
12 1 (0.50%) TestDirector
12 1 (0.50%) Vagrant
12 1 (0.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 1 (0.50%) WinRunner
General
1 15 (7.54%) Finance
2 4 (2.01%) Banking
3 3 (1.51%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.50%) Automotive
4 1 (0.50%) Back Office
4 1 (0.50%) Legal
Job Titles
1 29 (14.57%) Developer
2 28 (14.07%) Support Engineer
3 18 (9.05%) Analyst
4 14 (7.04%) Windows Engineer
5 13 (6.53%) 2nd Line Support
6 11 (5.53%) IT Support
7 10 (5.03%) Desktop Support
7 10 (5.03%) Storage Engineer
8 9 (4.52%) NetBackup Support
9 8 (4.02%) Deployment Engineer
9 8 (4.02%) NetBackup Engineer
9 8 (4.02%) SAN Engineer
9 8 (4.02%) SAN Storage Engineer
9 8 (4.02%) Tester
10 7 (3.52%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 7 (3.52%) Documentum Analyst
10 7 (3.52%) Storage Support Engineer
10 7 (3.52%) Test Manager
10 7 (3.52%) Windows Deployment Engineer
11 6 (3.02%) SAN Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (15.58%) .NET
2 23 (11.56%) J2EE
3 11 (5.53%) Middleware
4 10 (5.03%) Servlets
4 10 (5.03%) Web Services
5 9 (4.52%) HTML
5 9 (4.52%) IBM Integration Bus
6 7 (3.52%) XML
7 5 (2.51%) .NET Framework
7 5 (2.51%) ASP.NET
7 5 (2.51%) CSS
7 5 (2.51%) HTML5
7 5 (2.51%) MDX
8 4 (2.01%) WCF
9 3 (1.51%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 3 (1.51%) jQuery
10 2 (1.01%) .NET Compact Framework
10 2 (1.01%) LAMP
11 1 (0.50%) WPF
11 1 (0.50%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 13 (6.53%) Analytical Skills
1 13 (6.53%) Replication
2 12 (6.03%) PKI
3 11 (5.53%) Data Centre
4 10 (5.03%) EMC VNX
4 10 (5.03%) N-Tier
5 9 (4.52%) Celerra
5 9 (4.52%) CLARiiON
5 9 (4.52%) Performance Metrics
5 9 (4.52%) Symmetrix
6 7 (3.52%) Statistics
7 5 (2.51%) Clustering
7 5 (2.51%) IBM Mainframe
7 5 (2.51%) Mainframe
8 4 (2.01%) Driving Licence
8 4 (2.01%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.51%) Data Structures
9 3 (1.51%) Mathematics
9 3 (1.51%) Public Cloud
10 2 (1.01%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 70 (35.18%) Windows Server
2 44 (22.11%) Unix
3 43 (21.61%) Linux
4 35 (17.59%) AIX
5 34 (17.09%) Solaris
6 31 (15.58%) Windows Server 2008
7 29 (14.57%) Windows 7
8 22 (11.06%) Windows Server 2003
9 21 (10.55%) Windows Server 2012
10 12 (6.03%) Mac OS X
10 12 (6.03%) Windows XP
11 9 (4.52%) OS/390
11 9 (4.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (2.51%) Windows 8
12 5 (2.51%) zOS
13 3 (1.51%) Windows 10
13 3 (1.51%) Windows Vista
14 2 (1.01%) Apple iOS
14 2 (1.01%) CentOS
14 2 (1.01%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (26.63%) ITIL
2 29 (14.57%) Service Management
3 28 (14.07%) Migration
4 26 (13.07%) Configuration Management
5 23 (11.56%) Problem Management
6 22 (11.06%) Agile Software Development
6 22 (11.06%) Service Delivery
7 20 (10.05%) Incident Management
8 19 (9.55%) Change Management
9 16 (8.04%) Business Intelligence
10 15 (7.54%) Functional Testing
11 14 (7.04%) Automated Testing
11 14 (7.04%) Continuous Integration
12 12 (6.03%) Network Monitoring
12 12 (6.03%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 11 (5.53%) Test Automation
13 11 (5.53%) Unit Testing
14 10 (5.03%) Microsoft Office Automation
14 10 (5.03%) Non-Functional Testing
14 10 (5.03%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 33 (16.58%) Java
2 30 (15.08%) SQL
3 22 (11.06%) C
4 18 (9.05%) Perl
5 15 (7.54%) C#
5 15 (7.54%) VBScript
6 14 (7.04%) JavaScript
7 11 (5.53%) VB
7 11 (5.53%) VBA
8 10 (5.03%) C++
9 9 (4.52%) VB.NET
10 8 (4.02%) Shell Script
11 6 (3.02%) PowerShell
12 5 (2.51%) Python
12 5 (2.51%) Ruby
13 3 (1.51%) Scala
14 1 (0.50%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.50%) PHP
Qualifications
1 62 (31.16%) Security Cleared
2 42 (21.11%) SC Cleared
3 15 (7.54%) DV Cleared
4 8 (4.02%) ISTQB
5 4 (2.01%) A+ Certification
5 4 (2.01%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (1.51%) Degree
6 3 (1.51%) MCSA
6 3 (1.51%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (1.01%) DBS Check
7 2 (1.01%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (1.01%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.50%) CCNA
8 1 (0.50%) CCNP
8 1 (0.50%) CCSP
8 1 (0.50%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.50%) MCP
8 1 (0.50%) MCSE
8 1 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (7.04%) QA
2 2 (1.01%) SLA
3 1 (0.50%) GPG13
3 1 (0.50%) WAI
3 1 (0.50%) WCAG
System Software
1 38 (19.10%) Active Directory
2 29 (14.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (6.03%) Xen
4 11 (5.53%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (3.02%) Oracle RAC
6 5 (2.51%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 4 (2.01%) Hyper-V
7 4 (2.01%) vSphere
8 3 (1.51%) XenApp
9 2 (1.01%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (1.01%) Terminal Server
9 2 (1.01%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.50%) Firmware
10 1 (0.50%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 18 (9.05%) SCCM
2 9 (4.52%) NetBackup
3 7 (3.52%) HP SiteScope
3 7 (3.52%) Tivoli
4 5 (2.51%) WSUS
5 4 (2.01%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 4 (2.01%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 3 (1.51%) Netcool
7 2 (1.01%) HP Operations Orchestration
7 2 (1.01%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (1.01%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (1.01%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 2 (1.01%) Windows Intune
8 1 (0.50%) DameWare
8 1 (0.50%) logstash
8 1 (0.50%) Puppet
8 1 (0.50%) SCOM
8 1 (0.50%) yum
Vendors
1 77 (38.69%) Microsoft
2 42 (21.11%) VMware
3 31 (15.58%) HP
4 26 (13.07%) Oracle
5 25 (12.56%) Cisco
6 20 (10.05%) Axway
7 16 (8.04%) Sun
8 15 (7.54%) IBM
9 11 (5.53%) Genesys
9 11 (5.53%) Informatica
10 10 (5.03%) EMC
10 10 (5.03%) Veritas
11 9 (4.52%) Fujitsu
12 8 (4.02%) Red Hat
12 8 (4.02%) SAP
13 7 (3.52%) CA
13 7 (3.52%) Citrix
14 6 (3.02%) Siebel
15 4 (2.01%) Dell
15 4 (2.01%) Intel Security
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