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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 28 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 3 6 6
Rank change year-on-year
+3 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 494 128 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 30.48% 15.59% 16.06%
As % of the Operating Systems category 68.52% 60.09% 56.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 308 63 50
Median daily rate £280 £338 £239
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.03% +41.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £125 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £552 £351
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 29 11
Median hourly rate £28.00 £16.16 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+73.26% +15.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £28.10 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% +6.89%
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
721 213 150
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 44.48% 25.94% 28.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 462 117 97
Median daily rate £283 £300 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.68% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £151 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £500 £399
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 29 11
Median hourly rate £28.00 £13.71 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+104.23% -2.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £31.70 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +10.00%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North East region citing Windows as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 28 June 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
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 28 June 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the North East region over the 3 months to 28 June 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear +1 464 £280 -17.27% 24
Durham +2 18 £319 +22.59% 3
Northumberland - 2 £360 -
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 28 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North East region with a requirement for Windows.

1 310 (56.47%) Windows Server
2 293 (53.37%) Microsoft
2 293 (53.37%) Active Directory
3 272 (49.54%) Security Cleared
4 230 (41.89%) ITIL
5 228 (41.53%) SC Cleared
6 205 (37.34%) HP
7 196 (35.70%) DNS
7 196 (35.70%) DHCP
8 194 (35.34%) VMware
9 175 (31.88%) Citrix
10 169 (30.78%) Windows Server 2008
11 164 (29.87%) SQL
12 163 (29.69%) Unix
13 153 (27.87%) Linux
14 139 (25.32%) Windows Server 2003
15 137 (24.95%) Oracle
16 126 (22.95%) SQL Server
17 122 (22.22%) BPSS Clearance
18 121 (22.04%) XenApp
19 109 (19.85%) Microsoft App-V
20 105 (19.13%) Degree
21 103 (18.76%) SCCM
22 101 (18.40%) Computer Science
23 100 (18.21%) AppSense
24 98 (17.85%) Service Delivery
25 96 (17.49%) VMware Infrastructure
26 91 (16.58%) MS Excel
27 88 (16.03%) Incident Management
28 86 (15.66%) PowerShell

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 71 (12.93%) MS Exchange
2 63 (11.48%) Exchange Server 2010
3 57 (10.38%) IIS
4 52 (9.47%) WebLogic
5 51 (9.29%) Skype for Business
6 36 (6.56%) SharePoint
7 35 (6.38%) Exchange Server 2013
8 22 (4.01%) Apache
9 18 (3.28%) SharePoint 2010
10 17 (3.10%) IBM Notes
10 17 (3.10%) OpenStack
11 14 (2.55%) MQSeries
11 14 (2.55%) Office Communications Server
11 14 (2.55%) SharePoint 2013
12 12 (2.19%) WebSphere
12 12 (2.19%) WebSphere Application Server
13 11 (2.00%) JBoss
14 10 (1.82%) Tuxedo
15 9 (1.64%) Oracle HTTP Server
16 8 (1.46%) iPlanet
Applications
1 91 (16.58%) MS Excel
2 43 (7.83%) MS Office
3 3 (0.55%) MS Project
3 3 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.18%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (1.09%) OpenText MBPM
2 3 (0.55%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 1 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 39 (7.10%) Office 365
2 9 (1.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.73%) IaaS
3 4 (0.73%) OpenShift
4 1 (0.18%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 196 (35.70%) DHCP
1 196 (35.70%) DNS
2 66 (12.02%) Firewall
3 60 (10.93%) TCP/IP
4 43 (7.83%) SAN
5 22 (4.01%) SMS
6 21 (3.83%) 3G
6 21 (3.83%) Wi-Fi
7 18 (3.28%) Internet
7 18 (3.28%) Skype
8 16 (2.91%) LDAP
9 14 (2.55%) Intranet
10 13 (2.37%) SSH
11 12 (2.19%) SSL
12 11 (2.00%) HTTP
13 8 (1.46%) BIG-IP
13 8 (1.46%) HTTPS
13 8 (1.46%) OpenLDAP
14 6 (1.09%) Kerberos
14 6 (1.09%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 126 (22.95%) SQL Server
2 41 (7.47%) DB2
3 30 (5.46%) SQL Server 2008
4 20 (3.64%) SQL Server 2005
5 15 (2.73%) SQL Server 2012
5 15 (2.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 12 (2.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 9 (1.64%) Relational Database
8 8 (1.46%) Oracle Database
9 5 (0.91%) MySQL
9 5 (0.91%) RDBMS
9 5 (0.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 4 (0.73%) BusinessObjects
10 4 (0.73%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 1 (0.18%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.18%) PostgreSQL
11 1 (0.18%) SAP HANA
11 1 (0.18%) SQL Server 2000
11 1 (0.18%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 34 (6.19%) MSI
2 12 (2.19%) HP UFT
2 12 (2.19%) LoadRunner
3 11 (2.00%) Facilita Forecast
3 11 (2.00%) Visual Studio
4 8 (1.46%) JIRA
5 3 (0.55%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.18%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.18%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.18%) JMeter
6 1 (0.18%) JUnit
6 1 (0.18%) Selenium
6 1 (0.18%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.18%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 15 (2.73%) Finance
2 10 (1.82%) Manufacturing
3 3 (0.55%) Advertising
4 2 (0.36%) Banking
4 2 (0.36%) Marketing
4 2 (0.36%) Military
4 2 (0.36%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.18%) Back Office
5 1 (0.18%) Legal
Job Titles
1 98 (17.85%) Support Engineer
2 37 (6.74%) Desktop Support
3 35 (6.38%) Analyst
4 31 (5.65%) Desktop Engineer
4 31 (5.65%) Virtualisation Engineer
5 29 (5.28%) 2nd Line Support
6 24 (4.37%) Wintel Engineer
7 23 (4.19%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 20 (3.64%) Consultant
9 18 (3.28%) Developer
9 18 (3.28%) Wintel Support
10 17 (3.10%) 3rd Line Support
11 16 (2.91%) Backup Engineer
12 15 (2.73%) Server Support
13 14 (2.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 14 (2.55%) Storage Engineer
13 14 (2.55%) Support Specialist
14 13 (2.37%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
14 13 (2.37%) Active Directory Engineer
14 13 (2.37%) Messaging Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (7.29%) Middleware
2 19 (3.46%) J2EE
3 10 (1.82%) .NET
4 9 (1.64%) IBM Integration Bus
5 8 (1.46%) HTML
5 8 (1.46%) JSP
6 6 (1.09%) ASP.NET
6 6 (1.09%) Software Packaging
7 5 (0.91%) Web Services
8 4 (0.73%) Regular Expression
9 3 (0.55%) MDX
9 3 (0.55%) WebSphere MQ
10 2 (0.36%) ADO
10 2 (0.36%) JSON
10 2 (0.36%) Oracle GoldenGate
10 2 (0.36%) XML
11 1 (0.18%) .NET Framework
11 1 (0.18%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 1 (0.18%) Play Framework
11 1 (0.18%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 101 (18.40%) Computer Science
2 59 (10.75%) Management Information System
3 42 (7.65%) Clustering
4 24 (4.37%) Data Centre
5 23 (4.19%) Analytical Skills
5 23 (4.19%) Mainframe
6 22 (4.01%) Fat Client
6 22 (4.01%) Thin Client
7 12 (2.19%) PKI
8 11 (2.00%) Performance Metrics
9 10 (1.82%) Hybrid Cloud
9 10 (1.82%) Replication
10 9 (1.64%) AS400
10 9 (1.64%) Tandem
10 9 (1.64%) User Experience
11 8 (1.46%) IBM Mainframe
11 8 (1.46%) Visualisation
12 7 (1.28%) Blackberry
12 7 (1.28%) Cryptography
12 7 (1.28%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 310 (56.47%) Windows Server
2 169 (30.78%) Windows Server 2008
3 163 (29.69%) Unix
4 153 (27.87%) Linux
5 139 (25.32%) Windows Server 2003
6 78 (14.21%) Solaris
7 77 (14.03%) AIX
8 76 (13.84%) Windows 7
9 56 (10.20%) Windows Server 2012
10 36 (6.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 29 (5.28%) Windows XP
12 23 (4.19%) HPUX
13 15 (2.73%) Apple iOS
14 14 (2.55%) Android
15 13 (2.37%) Windows 8
16 9 (1.64%) OS/390
17 8 (1.46%) Windows 10
17 8 (1.46%) zOS
18 7 (1.28%) Windows Phone
19 5 (0.91%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 230 (41.89%) ITIL
2 98 (17.85%) Service Delivery
3 88 (16.03%) Incident Management
4 81 (14.75%) Problem Management
5 79 (14.39%) Software Delivery
6 68 (12.39%) Root Cause Analysis
7 63 (11.48%) Change Management
8 56 (10.20%) Project Management
9 52 (9.47%) Release Management
10 40 (7.29%) Configuration Management
11 39 (7.10%) Mentoring
11 39 (7.10%) Migration
12 33 (6.01%) Business Continuity
13 32 (5.83%) Operational Acceptance Testing
13 32 (5.83%) Server Building
14 30 (5.46%) QMS
15 27 (4.92%) Change Control
16 26 (4.74%) High Availability
17 24 (4.37%) ITIL V3
18 23 (4.19%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 164 (29.87%) SQL
2 86 (15.66%) PowerShell
3 76 (13.84%) VB
4 72 (13.11%) Perl
5 50 (9.11%) Java
6 48 (8.74%) Shell Script
7 45 (8.20%) VBScript
8 31 (5.65%) T-SQL
9 13 (2.37%) C
10 12 (2.19%) Korn
10 12 (2.19%) PL/SQL
11 9 (1.64%) C#
11 9 (1.64%) C++
12 7 (1.28%) Python
13 6 (1.09%) Bash Shell
13 6 (1.09%) VB.NET
14 4 (0.73%) Bourne shell
14 4 (0.73%) JavaScript
14 4 (0.73%) Scala
15 3 (0.55%) VBA
Qualifications
1 272 (49.54%) Security Cleared
2 228 (41.53%) SC Cleared
3 122 (22.22%) BPSS Clearance
4 105 (19.13%) Degree
5 86 (15.66%) Microsoft Certification
6 46 (8.38%) MCSE
7 21 (3.83%) AAT
8 18 (3.28%) MCP
9 10 (1.82%) CCNA
9 10 (1.82%) Cisco Certification
9 10 (1.82%) MCITP
10 9 (1.64%) CCNP
10 9 (1.64%) MCDBA
10 9 (1.64%) MCSA
11 8 (1.46%) MCTS
11 8 (1.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 7 (1.28%) DV Cleared
13 6 (1.09%) CISSP
13 6 (1.09%) ISTQB
13 6 (1.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 86 (15.66%) Disclosure Scotland
2 69 (12.57%) SLA
3 22 (4.01%) ISO 9001
4 14 (2.55%) QA
5 8 (1.46%) JSP 440
System Software
1 293 (53.37%) Active Directory
2 121 (22.04%) XenApp
3 109 (19.85%) Microsoft App-V
4 96 (17.49%) VMware Infrastructure
5 84 (15.30%) XenServer
6 82 (14.94%) XenDesktop
7 47 (8.56%) Hyper-V
8 27 (4.92%) vSphere
9 22 (4.01%) Terminal Services
10 11 (2.00%) Firmware
11 8 (1.46%) DFS Replication
11 8 (1.46%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
12 7 (1.28%) NFS
12 7 (1.28%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 6 (1.09%) Brightmail
14 4 (0.73%) Docker
14 4 (0.73%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 4 (0.73%) Virtual Servers
15 3 (0.55%) Oracle RAC
16 2 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 103 (18.76%) SCCM
2 69 (12.57%) Tivoli
3 59 (10.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 47 (8.56%) HP SiteScope
5 39 (7.10%) XenMobile
6 38 (6.92%) MOM
7 37 (6.74%) Microsoft Clustering
8 34 (6.19%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 34 (6.19%) SafeCom
9 33 (6.01%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 32 (5.83%) NetBackup
11 30 (5.46%) OpenView
12 24 (4.37%) EdgeSight
13 23 (4.19%) HP Data Protector
14 18 (3.28%) Perfmon
15 14 (2.55%) EMC NetWorker
16 11 (2.00%) HP SIM
16 11 (2.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
17 10 (1.82%) SCOM
18 8 (1.46%) Puppet
Vendors
1 293 (53.37%) Microsoft
2 205 (37.34%) HP
3 194 (35.34%) VMware
4 175 (31.88%) Citrix
5 137 (24.95%) Oracle
6 100 (18.21%) AppSense
7 67 (12.20%) CA
8 58 (10.56%) ServiceNow
9 56 (10.20%) ThinPrint
10 45 (8.20%) SAP
11 43 (7.83%) Symantec
12 38 (6.92%) BMC
12 38 (6.92%) Red Hat
13 29 (5.28%) IBM
14 19 (3.46%) Sun
15 17 (3.10%) Lotus
16 16 (2.91%) Intel Security
17 14 (2.55%) Cisco
18 12 (2.19%) Lumension
19 10 (1.82%) Altiris
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