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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 6 5 5
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 138 85 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 16.07% 16.19% 13.58%
As % of the Operating Systems category 61.33% 56.29% 67.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 51 9
Average daily rate
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£313 £240 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.20% -12.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £199 £156
10% offered a daily rate of more than £552 £350 £373
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 11 21
Average hourly rate £16.16 £14.00 £10.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.42% +31.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.50 £25.00 £13.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -3.22%
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
225 151 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 26.19% 28.76% 20.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 98 21
Average daily rate £283 £263 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.80% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £151 £210 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £390 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 11 21
Average hourly rate £15.58 £14.00 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.28% +27.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.25 £25.00 £12.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -7.40%

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 30 June 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 30 June 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 30 June 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 0 105 £338 +44.03% 12
Durham +2 21 £220 -24.13% 6
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 85 (42.71%) Microsoft
2 75 (37.69%) Security Cleared
3 57 (28.64%) ITIL
4 55 (27.64%) Active Directory
5 52 (26.13%) SC Cleared
6 48 (24.12%) Windows 7
7 47 (23.62%) Migration
8 41 (20.60%) Windows Server 2008
9 40 (20.10%) Windows Server 2003
10 37 (18.59%) DHCP
10 37 (18.59%) DNS
11 30 (15.08%) Windows Server 2012
12 28 (14.07%) MS Excel
13 27 (13.57%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 27 (13.57%) HP
14 24 (12.06%) Incident Management
14 24 (12.06%) SQL
15 22 (11.06%) SharePoint
15 22 (11.06%) Microsoft Certification
16 18 (9.05%) VMware
16 18 (9.05%) Finance
16 18 (9.05%) UNIX
16 18 (9.05%) Data Centre
17 17 (8.54%) Hyper-V
17 17 (8.54%) Windows XP
17 17 (8.54%) Linux
17 17 (8.54%) Service Management
18 16 (8.04%) SQL Server
18 16 (8.04%) Internet
19 15 (7.54%) Citrix

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 22 (11.06%) SharePoint
2 15 (7.54%) MS Exchange
3 6 (3.02%) Lync
4 3 (1.51%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (1.51%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (1.51%) IIS
5 2 (1.01%) IBM Notes
5 2 (1.01%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (1.01%) WebLogic
5 2 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.50%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (0.50%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.50%) Apache
6 1 (0.50%) JBoss
Applications
1 28 (14.07%) MS Excel
2 14 (7.04%) MS Office
3 3 (1.51%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (1.51%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.50%) Windchill
4 1 (0.50%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 1 (0.50%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 37 (18.59%) DHCP
1 37 (18.59%) DNS
2 16 (8.04%) Internet
3 11 (5.53%) SAN
4 7 (3.52%) Firewall
4 7 (3.52%) VLAN
4 7 (3.52%) VPN
5 6 (3.02%) LAN
5 6 (3.02%) WAN
5 6 (3.02%) Skype
6 5 (2.51%) TCP/IP
7 4 (2.01%) Cisco IOS
7 4 (2.01%) Junos
8 3 (1.51%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (1.01%) Network Security
9 2 (1.01%) 3G
9 2 (1.01%) SMTP
10 1 (0.50%) VoIP
10 1 (0.50%) LDAP
10 1 (0.50%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (8.04%) SQL Server
2 11 (5.53%) Relational Database
3 4 (2.01%) DTS
3 4 (2.01%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (2.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (1.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (1.51%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.01%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.01%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (1.01%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.50%) dBASE
6 1 (0.50%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.50%) MySQL
6 1 (0.50%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 4 (2.01%) StarTeam
2 3 (1.51%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.50%) Toad
3 1 (0.50%) HP UFT
3 1 (0.50%) LoadRunner
3 1 (0.50%) Facilita Forecast
General
1 18 (9.05%) Finance
2 3 (1.51%) Military
3 2 (1.01%) Retail
3 2 (1.01%) Back Office
3 2 (1.01%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.50%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 38 (19.10%) Analyst
2 27 (13.57%) Support Engineer
3 22 (11.06%) Service Analyst
3 22 (11.06%) Desktop Support
3 22 (11.06%) Wintel Engineer
4 19 (9.55%) Service Desk Analyst
5 18 (9.05%) Desktop Engineer
6 17 (8.54%) 2nd Line Support
7 15 (7.54%) Administrator
8 11 (5.53%) Support Analyst
9 10 (5.03%) Integration Manager
9 10 (5.03%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 9 (4.52%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 8 (4.02%) Build Engineer
11 8 (4.02%) Technical Leader
11 8 (4.02%) Windows Administrator
11 8 (4.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 7 (3.52%) Server Engineer
12 7 (3.52%) Consultant
13 6 (3.02%) Wintel Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.52%) HTML
2 6 (3.02%) .NET
3 2 (1.01%) CSS
3 2 (1.01%) JSON
3 2 (1.01%) WPF
3 2 (1.01%) jQuery
3 2 (1.01%) HTML5
3 2 (1.01%) WebSockets
3 2 (1.01%) Android SDK
4 1 (0.50%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (0.50%) Application Packaging
4 1 (0.50%) Web Services
4 1 (0.50%) XML
4 1 (0.50%) XSLT
4 1 (0.50%) Middleware
4 1 (0.50%) Java EE
4 1 (0.50%) ADO.NET
4 1 (0.50%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 18 (9.05%) Data Centre
2 14 (7.04%) Client/Server
3 8 (4.02%) Clustering
3 8 (4.02%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (4.02%) Enterprise Software
4 7 (3.52%) Video Conferencing
5 6 (3.02%) Management Information System
6 5 (2.51%) PKI
6 5 (2.51%) Mainframe
7 3 (1.51%) iPad
7 3 (1.51%) PDA
7 3 (1.51%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.01%) Fat Client
8 2 (1.01%) Cryptography
8 2 (1.01%) Thin Client
8 2 (1.01%) Blackberry
8 2 (1.01%) User Experience
9 1 (0.50%) Performance Metrics
9 1 (0.50%) FlexPod
9 1 (0.50%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 48 (24.12%) Windows 7
2 41 (20.60%) Windows Server 2008
3 40 (20.10%) Windows Server 2003
4 30 (15.08%) Windows Server 2012
5 18 (9.05%) UNIX
6 17 (8.54%) Linux
6 17 (8.54%) Windows XP
7 8 (4.02%) Windows 8
8 6 (3.02%) Android
9 4 (2.01%) VME
9 4 (2.01%) Solaris
10 2 (1.01%) Windows Vista
10 2 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (1.01%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.50%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.50%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (28.64%) ITIL
2 47 (23.62%) Migration
3 24 (12.06%) Incident Management
4 17 (8.54%) Service Management
5 15 (7.54%) Change Control
5 15 (7.54%) Server Building
6 13 (6.53%) Validation
6 13 (6.53%) Service Delivery
6 13 (6.53%) Change Management
7 12 (6.03%) Data Migration
8 11 (5.53%) Problem Management
8 11 (5.53%) PRINCE2
9 10 (5.03%) Integration Testing
10 8 (4.02%) Software Delivery
10 8 (4.02%) ITSM
10 8 (4.02%) Configuration Management
11 7 (3.52%) Information Security
12 6 (3.02%) Supplier Management
12 6 (3.02%) Project Management
12 6 (3.02%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 24 (12.06%) SQL
2 7 (3.52%) Java
3 6 (3.02%) Perl
3 6 (3.02%) PowerShell
4 5 (2.51%) C#
5 4 (2.01%) Shell Script
6 3 (1.51%) T-SQL
7 2 (1.01%) VBScript
7 2 (1.01%) VB
7 2 (1.01%) VB.NET
7 2 (1.01%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.01%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.50%) Korn
8 1 (0.50%) PHP
8 1 (0.50%) C
8 1 (0.50%) VBA
Qualifications
1 75 (37.69%) Security Cleared
2 52 (26.13%) SC Cleared
3 22 (11.06%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (6.03%) MCSE
5 11 (5.53%) DV Cleared
5 11 (5.53%) ISEB
6 8 (4.02%) Degree
7 5 (2.51%) APMP
8 4 (2.01%) MCSA
9 1 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.50%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.03%) SLA
2 5 (2.51%) QA
3 4 (2.01%) JSP 440
4 2 (1.01%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 55 (27.64%) Active Directory
2 17 (8.54%) Hyper-V
3 13 (6.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (6.03%) vSphere
5 8 (4.02%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (4.02%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (2.51%) Xen
6 5 (2.51%) XenApp
7 2 (1.01%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.50%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 1 (0.50%) NFS
8 1 (0.50%) KVM
8 1 (0.50%) iptables
Systems Management
1 27 (13.57%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 14 (7.04%) SCCM
3 8 (4.02%) WSUS
4 4 (2.01%) McAfee ePO
4 4 (2.01%) Unicenter
4 4 (2.01%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 3 (1.51%) NetBackup
5 3 (1.51%) HP SIM
5 3 (1.51%) SCOM
6 2 (1.01%) HP Data Protector
6 2 (1.01%) WhatsUp Gold
6 2 (1.01%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (1.01%) Netcool
6 2 (1.01%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.50%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.50%) MOM
7 1 (0.50%) OpenView
7 1 (0.50%) HP Operations Orchestration
7 1 (0.50%) HP SiteScope
7 1 (0.50%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 85 (42.71%) Microsoft
2 27 (13.57%) HP
3 18 (9.05%) VMware
4 15 (7.54%) Citrix
5 11 (5.53%) Cisco
6 9 (4.52%) CA
7 8 (4.02%) McAfee
8 7 (3.52%) CheckPoint
8 7 (3.52%) Dell
9 5 (2.51%) Oracle
9 5 (2.51%) Symantec
9 5 (2.51%) Juniper
10 4 (2.01%) EMC
10 4 (2.01%) TippingPoint
10 4 (2.01%) 3PAR
10 4 (2.01%) F5
11 3 (1.51%) Riverbed
11 3 (1.51%) Crossbeam
11 3 (1.51%) Sophos
11 3 (1.51%) AppSense
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