The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the North East region.

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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 5 3 7
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +4
Contract jobs citing Windows 89 46 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 16.54% 13.73% 10.87%
As % of the Operating Systems category 60.54% 67.65% 45.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 14 18
Average daily rate
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£255 £238 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.36% -13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £126 £165 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £347 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 21 15
Average hourly rate £14.00 £11.00 £12.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -11.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £10.00 £10.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £13.50 £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -6.06%
Operating Systems Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
147 68 122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 27.32% 20.30% 24.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 26 65
Average daily rate £263 £275 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.54% +1.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £160 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £381 £363 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £321
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +1.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 21 18
Average hourly rate £13.50 £11.00 £12.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.72% -13.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.10 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £13.80 £23.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
Windows
England

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 24 July 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 24 July 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 24 July 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 +7 78 £255 +13.33% 27
Durham -15 5 £290 -9.01% 5
Northumberland - - - -
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 58 (34.52%) Microsoft
2 57 (33.93%) Security Cleared
3 46 (27.38%) Windows 7
4 43 (25.60%) Active Directory
5 40 (23.81%) SQL
6 38 (22.62%) UNIX
6 38 (22.62%) Windows XP
7 37 (22.02%) SC Cleared
8 36 (21.43%) ITIL
9 35 (20.83%) SQL Server
10 31 (18.45%) Windows Server 2003
10 31 (18.45%) VMware
11 29 (17.26%) Linux
12 27 (16.07%) C#
13 25 (14.88%) .NET
13 25 (14.88%) Oracle
14 24 (14.29%) HP
15 23 (13.69%) MS Office
16 22 (13.10%) DNS
17 21 (12.50%) DHCP
17 21 (12.50%) SharePoint
17 21 (12.50%) WebLogic
18 19 (11.31%) Migration
18 19 (11.31%) VMware Infrastructure
19 18 (10.71%) Windows Server 2008
19 18 (10.71%) Windows 8
19 18 (10.71%) Cisco
20 17 (10.12%) MS Excel
20 17 (10.12%) Clustering
20 17 (10.12%) DV Cleared

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 21 (12.50%) SharePoint
1 21 (12.50%) WebLogic
2 12 (7.14%) BizTalk Server
3 9 (5.36%) SAS
4 6 (3.57%) MS Exchange
5 3 (1.79%) WebSphere
6 2 (1.19%) IIS
6 2 (1.19%) MQSeries
6 2 (1.19%) Documentum
7 1 (0.60%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.60%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.60%) Lync
Applications
1 23 (13.69%) MS Office
2 17 (10.12%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.60%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.60%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.60%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.60%) MicroStation
Business Applications
1 12 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.19%) SaaS
2 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 22 (13.10%) DNS
2 21 (12.50%) DHCP
3 15 (8.93%) SAN
4 14 (8.33%) Firewall
5 10 (5.95%) LDAP
6 8 (4.76%) WAN
7 7 (4.17%) LAN
7 7 (4.17%) SSH
7 7 (4.17%) OpenLDAP
8 5 (2.98%) Internet
9 4 (2.38%) TCP/IP
10 3 (1.79%) DSL
10 3 (1.79%) NAS
10 3 (1.79%) Junos
11 2 (1.19%) Fibre Channel
11 2 (1.19%) 4G
11 2 (1.19%) Cisco ASA
11 2 (1.19%) Network Security
11 2 (1.19%) Cisco IOS
11 2 (1.19%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (20.83%) SQL Server
2 15 (8.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 12 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 12 (7.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 11 (6.55%) Relational Database
4 11 (6.55%) RDBMS
5 10 (5.95%) SQL Server 2005
5 10 (5.95%) SQL Server 2000
6 6 (3.57%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
6 6 (3.57%) DTS
7 3 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (1.19%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (1.19%) DB2
9 1 (0.60%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.60%) IDOL
9 1 (0.60%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 9 (5.36%) PVCS
2 6 (3.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 4 (2.38%) JMeter
3 4 (2.38%) LoadRunner
4 3 (1.79%) Visual Studio
4 3 (1.79%) Rational Rhapsody
4 3 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (1.19%) JUnit
General
1 14 (8.33%) Manufacturing
2 13 (7.74%) Finance
3 6 (3.57%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.38%) Legal
5 3 (1.79%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.19%) Military
7 1 (0.60%) German Language
7 1 (0.60%) Automotive
7 1 (0.60%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 30 (17.86%) Analyst
2 23 (13.69%) Support Engineer
3 16 (9.52%) Developer
3 16 (9.52%) Support Analyst
4 12 (7.14%) Applications Support
5 11 (6.55%) Desktop Support
6 10 (5.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 10 (5.95%) Desktop Engineer
6 10 (5.95%) Consultant
7 8 (4.76%) Microsoft Developer
7 8 (4.76%) Server Support
8 7 (4.17%) Administrator
9 6 (3.57%) 2nd Line Support
9 6 (3.57%) UNIX Support
9 6 (3.57%) Software Engineer
10 5 (2.98%) DBA
10 5 (2.98%) Programmer
10 5 (2.98%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 5 (2.98%) SQL DBA
10 5 (2.98%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (14.88%) .NET
2 14 (8.33%) ASP.NET
3 9 (5.36%) XML
3 9 (5.36%) Application Packaging
4 6 (3.57%) J2EE
5 5 (2.98%) Web Services
6 4 (2.38%) WCF
6 4 (2.38%) WF
6 4 (2.38%) HTML
7 3 (1.79%) AppFabric
8 2 (1.19%) Play Framework
8 2 (1.19%) JMS
9 1 (0.60%) Middleware
9 1 (0.60%) CSS
9 1 (0.60%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.60%) Java EE
9 1 (0.60%) jQuery
9 1 (0.60%) LINQ
9 1 (0.60%) Windows Identity Foundation
9 1 (0.60%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 17 (10.12%) Clustering
2 7 (4.17%) Statistics
3 6 (3.57%) Replication
4 3 (1.79%) PMI
4 3 (1.79%) NHS
5 2 (1.19%) Cryptography
6 1 (0.60%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.60%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.60%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.60%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.60%) Celerra
6 1 (0.60%) CLARiiON
6 1 (0.60%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.60%) Symmetrix DMX
Operating Systems
1 46 (27.38%) Windows 7
2 38 (22.62%) UNIX
2 38 (22.62%) Windows XP
3 31 (18.45%) Windows Server 2003
4 29 (17.26%) Linux
5 18 (10.71%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (10.71%) Windows 8
6 14 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (5.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (5.36%) Solaris
8 6 (3.57%) AIX
9 3 (1.79%) Windows 2000
10 2 (1.19%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (21.43%) ITIL
2 19 (11.31%) Migration
3 14 (8.33%) Service Management
4 13 (7.74%) CRM
4 13 (7.74%) Change Management
5 11 (6.55%) Incident Management
6 10 (5.95%) Integration Testing
6 10 (5.95%) Test Scripting
7 8 (4.76%) CAD
8 7 (4.17%) Software Engineering
9 6 (3.57%) Problem Management
10 5 (2.98%) Workflow
10 5 (2.98%) Performance Tuning
10 5 (2.98%) Change Control
11 4 (2.38%) Root Cause Analysis
11 4 (2.38%) Analytics
11 4 (2.38%) Service Delivery
11 4 (2.38%) Load Testing
11 4 (2.38%) Stress Testing
11 4 (2.38%) Volume Testing
Programming Languages
1 40 (23.81%) SQL
2 27 (16.07%) C#
3 14 (8.33%) PL/SQL
3 14 (8.33%) VB.NET
4 12 (7.14%) Java
5 9 (5.36%) Perl
6 7 (4.17%) Korn
7 6 (3.57%) Shell Script
8 5 (2.98%) PowerShell
9 3 (1.79%) MUMPS
9 3 (1.79%) C++
10 2 (1.19%) Scala
10 2 (1.19%) C
10 2 (1.19%) VBA
10 2 (1.19%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.60%) VC++
11 1 (0.60%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 57 (33.93%) Security Cleared
2 37 (22.02%) SC Cleared
3 17 (10.12%) DV Cleared
4 8 (4.76%) Degree
5 6 (3.57%) MCDBA
5 6 (3.57%) MCT
5 6 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (1.79%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.79%) ISO 9000
1 3 (1.79%) HL7
1 3 (1.79%) QA
1 3 (1.79%) JSP 440
2 2 (1.19%) SLA
System Software
1 43 (25.60%) Active Directory
2 19 (11.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (7.14%) Hyper-V
4 7 (4.17%) NFS
5 5 (2.98%) XenApp
5 5 (2.98%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (2.38%) vSphere
7 2 (1.19%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.60%) XenServer
8 1 (0.60%) UAG
Systems Management
1 7 (4.17%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 6 (3.57%) NetBackup
2 6 (3.57%) Unicenter
3 5 (2.98%) OpenView
4 4 (2.38%) SCCM
5 3 (1.79%) Tivoli
5 3 (1.79%) WSUS
5 3 (1.79%) WhatsUp Gold
6 2 (1.19%) SCOM
6 2 (1.19%) Netcool
7 1 (0.60%) Veritas Storage Foundation
7 1 (0.60%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 58 (34.52%) Microsoft
2 31 (18.45%) VMware
3 25 (14.88%) Oracle
4 24 (14.29%) HP
5 18 (10.71%) Cisco
6 14 (8.33%) Veritas
7 11 (6.55%) CA
8 8 (4.76%) Red Hat
8 8 (4.76%) EMC
9 7 (4.17%) JBoss
10 6 (3.57%) Citrix
11 5 (2.98%) Dell
12 4 (2.38%) 3PAR
13 3 (1.79%) NetApp
13 3 (1.79%) Informatica
13 3 (1.79%) Sun
13 3 (1.79%) Juniper
13 3 (1.79%) CheckPoint
13 3 (1.79%) Siebel
13 3 (1.79%) Crossbeam
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