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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 5 3 4
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows 106 51 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 15.92% 14.57% 12.91%
As % of the Operating Systems category 56.08% 82.26% 58.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 25 18
Average daily rate
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£260 £250 £244
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £158 £94
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £357 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £313 £310
% change year-on-year
-2.40% +0.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 16 22
Average hourly rate £16.75 £12.85 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.35% +7.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £15.25 £24.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
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
189 62 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 28.38% 17.71% 21.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 32 46
Average daily rate £273 £253 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.92% -0.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £170 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £388 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 16 23
Average hourly rate £16.50 £13.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £15.50 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.85 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.95% -6.76%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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 16 September 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 0 82 £260 +2.97% 30
Durham -5 21 £206 -8.33% 6
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 68 (34.52%) Microsoft
2 62 (31.47%) Active Directory
3 58 (29.44%) SQL
4 57 (28.93%) Security Cleared
5 48 (24.37%) Windows 7
6 46 (23.35%) Windows Server 2003
7 45 (22.84%) Windows Server 2008
8 44 (22.34%) SQL Server
8 44 (22.34%) ITIL
8 44 (22.34%) UNIX
8 44 (22.34%) Windows XP
9 39 (19.80%) Linux
10 38 (19.29%) HP
11 36 (18.27%) SC Cleared
12 30 (15.23%) C#
13 29 (14.72%) Oracle
13 29 (14.72%) MS Excel
13 29 (14.72%) Firewall
14 28 (14.21%) MS Office
14 28 (14.21%) DNS
15 27 (13.71%) VMware
15 27 (13.71%) Clustering
16 26 (13.20%) Analytical Skills
17 25 (12.69%) WebLogic
17 25 (12.69%) .NET
18 23 (11.68%) Cisco
18 23 (11.68%) Service Management
19 20 (10.15%) DHCP
20 19 (9.64%) Citrix
21 18 (9.14%) PL/SQL

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 25 (12.69%) WebLogic
2 14 (7.11%) MS Exchange
3 12 (6.09%) SharePoint
3 12 (6.09%) IIS
4 11 (5.58%) SAS
5 6 (3.05%) MQSeries
6 4 (2.03%) IBM Notes
6 4 (2.03%) Apache
7 3 (1.52%) Documentum
7 3 (1.52%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (1.52%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.51%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.51%) Tomcat
Applications
1 29 (14.72%) MS Excel
2 28 (14.21%) MS Office
3 4 (2.03%) AutoCAD
3 4 (2.03%) MicroStation
Business Applications
1 3 (1.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.51%) SmartPlant
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 29 (14.72%) Firewall
2 28 (14.21%) DNS
3 20 (10.15%) DHCP
4 17 (8.63%) LDAP
5 15 (7.61%) TCP/IP
6 11 (5.58%) SAN
7 9 (4.57%) LAN
7 9 (4.57%) WAN
7 9 (4.57%) OpenLDAP
8 7 (3.55%) SSH
9 5 (2.54%) Junos
10 4 (2.03%) Cisco IOS
10 4 (2.03%) Network Security
10 4 (2.03%) Cisco ASA
10 4 (2.03%) Internet
11 3 (1.52%) VoIP
11 3 (1.52%) SSL
11 3 (1.52%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 3 (1.52%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 2 (1.02%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (22.34%) SQL Server
2 14 (7.11%) SQL Server 2005
3 9 (4.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (4.57%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (4.06%) SQL Server 2000
5 7 (3.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 6 (3.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (3.05%) DB2
7 5 (2.54%) RDBMS
7 5 (2.54%) Relational Database
8 4 (2.03%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
8 4 (2.03%) DTS
8 4 (2.03%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 3 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (1.02%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (1.02%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.51%) IDOL
Development Applications
1 11 (5.58%) PVCS
2 6 (3.05%) JUnit
3 4 (2.03%) LoadRunner
3 4 (2.03%) JMeter
3 4 (2.03%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 3 (1.52%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (1.52%) Rational Rhapsody
4 3 (1.52%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.51%) MSI
General
1 6 (3.05%) Manufacturing
2 5 (2.54%) Finance
3 3 (1.52%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (1.02%) Front Office
4 2 (1.02%) Military
5 1 (0.51%) Banking
5 1 (0.51%) Dutch Language
5 1 (0.51%) German Language
5 1 (0.51%) Back Office
5 1 (0.51%) Legal
Job Titles
1 36 (18.27%) Analyst
2 28 (14.21%) Support Engineer
3 23 (11.68%) Support Analyst
4 18 (9.14%) Developer
5 17 (8.63%) Applications Support
6 14 (7.11%) Desktop Support
6 14 (7.11%) Wintel Engineer
7 11 (5.58%) 2nd Line Support
8 10 (5.08%) Support Specialist
9 9 (4.57%) Server Support
9 9 (4.57%) Desktop Engineer
10 8 (4.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 8 (4.06%) 1st Line Support
11 7 (3.55%) Consultant
11 7 (3.55%) Software Engineer
12 6 (3.05%) Network Engineer
12 6 (3.05%) Service Analyst
12 6 (3.05%) Administrator
12 6 (3.05%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 6 (3.05%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (12.69%) .NET
2 11 (5.58%) Web Services
2 11 (5.58%) XML
3 10 (5.08%) J2EE
3 10 (5.08%) ASP.NET
4 8 (4.06%) Application Packaging
5 7 (3.55%) WCF
5 7 (3.55%) WF
6 6 (3.05%) AppFabric
6 6 (3.05%) JMS
6 6 (3.05%) Play Framework
7 4 (2.03%) HTML
7 4 (2.03%) Middleware
7 4 (2.03%) MDX
8 2 (1.02%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.51%) Java EE
9 1 (0.51%) CSS
9 1 (0.51%) SOAP
9 1 (0.51%) Windows Identity Foundation
9 1 (0.51%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 27 (13.71%) Clustering
2 26 (13.20%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (4.06%) Management Information System
4 7 (3.55%) Statistics
5 6 (3.05%) N-Tier
6 5 (2.54%) iPad
7 4 (2.03%) Life Science
7 4 (2.03%) Replication
7 4 (2.03%) Cryptography
8 3 (1.52%) NHS
9 2 (1.02%) CMDB
10 1 (0.51%) Celerra
10 1 (0.51%) Symmetrix DMX
10 1 (0.51%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.51%) CLARiiON
10 1 (0.51%) Mathematics
10 1 (0.51%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 48 (24.37%) Windows 7
2 46 (23.35%) Windows Server 2003
3 45 (22.84%) Windows Server 2008
4 44 (22.34%) UNIX
4 44 (22.34%) Windows XP
5 39 (19.80%) Linux
6 18 (9.14%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (5.58%) Windows 8
7 11 (5.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (2.03%) Android
8 4 (2.03%) HPUX
9 3 (1.52%) Solaris
9 3 (1.52%) AIX
10 2 (1.02%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.51%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (22.34%) ITIL
2 23 (11.68%) Service Management
3 16 (8.12%) Service Delivery
4 15 (7.61%) Incident Management
5 14 (7.11%) Change Management
5 14 (7.11%) Migration
6 11 (5.58%) Disaster Recovery
6 11 (5.58%) CAD
7 10 (5.08%) Time Management
7 10 (5.08%) Change Control
8 9 (4.57%) Software Engineering
9 7 (3.55%) SOA
9 7 (3.55%) Problem Management
10 6 (3.05%) Software Architecture
10 6 (3.05%) Business Intelligence
10 6 (3.05%) Configuration Management
10 6 (3.05%) Data Management
11 5 (2.54%) Workflow
11 5 (2.54%) CRM
11 5 (2.54%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 58 (29.44%) SQL
2 30 (15.23%) C#
3 18 (9.14%) Java
3 18 (9.14%) PL/SQL
4 11 (5.58%) VB.NET
5 9 (4.57%) Perl
6 8 (4.06%) C
6 8 (4.06%) VBA
7 7 (3.55%) Korn
7 7 (3.55%) C++
8 6 (3.05%) VBScript
8 6 (3.05%) VB
8 6 (3.05%) Scala
9 5 (2.54%) Shell Script
9 5 (2.54%) PowerShell
10 3 (1.52%) MUMPS
11 2 (1.02%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.51%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.51%) VC++
Qualifications
1 57 (28.93%) Security Cleared
2 36 (18.27%) SC Cleared
3 17 (8.63%) Microsoft Certification
4 15 (7.61%) DV Cleared
5 10 (5.08%) MCSE
6 4 (2.03%) MCDBA
6 4 (2.03%) MCT
7 2 (1.02%) Degree
8 1 (0.51%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.54%) JSP 440
2 4 (2.03%) QA
3 3 (1.52%) HL7
3 3 (1.52%) ISO 9000
3 3 (1.52%) SLA
System Software
1 62 (31.47%) Active Directory
2 14 (7.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (6.60%) Hyper-V
4 10 (5.08%) vSphere
5 8 (4.06%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 7 (3.55%) NFS
6 7 (3.55%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (2.54%) XenApp
8 3 (1.52%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.51%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.51%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 12 (6.09%) NetBackup
2 9 (4.57%) SCCM
3 8 (4.06%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 7 (3.55%) OpenView
5 5 (2.54%) MIIS
5 5 (2.54%) WhatsUp Gold
6 4 (2.03%) Unicenter
7 3 (1.52%) Tivoli
7 3 (1.52%) WSUS
8 2 (1.02%) SCOM
8 2 (1.02%) HP SIM
8 2 (1.02%) Netcool
9 1 (0.51%) CA SiteMinder
9 1 (0.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.51%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 68 (34.52%) Microsoft
2 38 (19.29%) HP
3 29 (14.72%) Oracle
4 27 (13.71%) VMware
5 23 (11.68%) Cisco
6 19 (9.64%) Citrix
7 17 (8.63%) Veritas
8 11 (5.58%) Red Hat
9 10 (5.08%) JBoss
10 8 (4.06%) EMC
11 7 (3.55%) CA
12 6 (3.05%) 3PAR
13 5 (2.54%) TippingPoint
13 5 (2.54%) F5
13 5 (2.54%) CheckPoint
13 5 (2.54%) Juniper
13 5 (2.54%) Dell
14 4 (2.03%) Informatica
14 4 (2.03%) Lotus
14 4 (2.03%) McAfee
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