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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 6 5 3
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows 129 90 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 13.68% 16.73% 14.58%
As % of the Operating Systems category 54.89% 60.40% 70.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 50 17
Average daily rate
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£300 £256 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.00% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £128 £156
10% offered a daily rate of more than £553 £365 £331
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 15 20
Average hourly rate £16.16 £14.00 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.42% +27.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.44 £10.20 £10.12
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £25.00 £13.65
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
235 149 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 24.92% 27.70% 20.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 92 29
Average daily rate £320 £265 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.75% -3.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £205 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £390 £361
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 15 20
Average hourly rate £21.50 £13.50 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.25% +22.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.00 £10.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £25.00 £13.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -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 29 July 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 29 July 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 29 July 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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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 -5 94 £319 +24.31% 10
Durham +5 22 £250 -13.79%
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 81 (40.30%) Microsoft
2 78 (38.81%) Security Cleared
3 56 (27.86%) SC Cleared
4 54 (26.87%) ITIL
5 49 (24.38%) Active Directory
6 46 (22.89%) Migration
7 44 (21.89%) Windows 7
8 41 (20.40%) Windows Server 2008
9 39 (19.40%) DNS
10 38 (18.91%) DHCP
11 36 (17.91%) Windows Server 2003
12 31 (15.42%) Windows Server 2012
13 29 (14.43%) HP
14 28 (13.93%) SQL
15 25 (12.44%) MS Excel
15 25 (12.44%) Incident Management
16 24 (11.94%) Linux
17 22 (10.95%) UNIX
18 21 (10.45%) SharePoint
18 21 (10.45%) OpenView Configuration Management
19 20 (9.95%) Microsoft Certification
20 19 (9.45%) Hyper-V
21 18 (8.96%) Data Centre
21 18 (8.96%) VMware
21 18 (8.96%) Finance
21 18 (8.96%) Citrix
22 17 (8.46%) Change Control
23 16 (7.96%) Server Building
23 16 (7.96%) Internet
23 16 (7.96%) Client/Server

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 21 (10.45%) SharePoint
2 11 (5.47%) MS Exchange
3 6 (2.99%) Lync
4 4 (1.99%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (1.99%) WebLogic
4 4 (1.99%) IIS
5 3 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.50%) CMS
7 1 (0.50%) Zope
7 1 (0.50%) Plone
7 1 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.50%) Joomla!
7 1 (0.50%) Drupal
7 1 (0.50%) WordPress
7 1 (0.50%) Office Communications Server
7 1 (0.50%) nginx
7 1 (0.50%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.50%) JBoss
Applications
1 25 (12.44%) MS Excel
2 13 (6.47%) MS Office
3 3 (1.49%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (1.49%) 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 39 (19.40%) DNS
2 38 (18.91%) DHCP
3 16 (7.96%) Internet
4 11 (5.47%) TCP/IP
5 10 (4.98%) SAN
6 8 (3.98%) Firewall
7 7 (3.48%) VLAN
8 6 (2.99%) VPN
8 6 (2.99%) Skype
9 5 (2.49%) LAN
9 5 (2.49%) WAN
10 4 (1.99%) Cisco IOS
10 4 (1.99%) Junos
11 3 (1.49%) Wi-Fi
12 2 (1.00%) Network Security
12 2 (1.00%) 3G
12 2 (1.00%) SMTP
12 2 (1.00%) SSL
13 1 (0.50%) VoIP
13 1 (0.50%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (6.47%) Relational Database
2 12 (5.97%) SQL Server
3 4 (1.99%) DTS
3 4 (1.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (1.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (1.49%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.00%) MySQL
5 2 (1.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.00%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.50%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.50%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.50%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.50%) dBASE
6 1 (0.50%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 5 (2.49%) Visual Studio
2 3 (1.49%) StarTeam
2 3 (1.49%) HP UFT
2 3 (1.49%) LoadRunner
2 3 (1.49%) Facilita Forecast
3 2 (1.00%) LoadUI
3 2 (1.00%) SoapUI
3 2 (1.00%) JMeter
4 1 (0.50%) Subversion
4 1 (0.50%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.50%) Toad
General
1 18 (8.96%) Finance
2 3 (1.49%) Military
3 2 (1.00%) Retail
3 2 (1.00%) Back Office
3 2 (1.00%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.50%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 36 (17.91%) Analyst
2 30 (14.93%) Support Engineer
3 23 (11.44%) Wintel Engineer
4 22 (10.95%) Service Analyst
5 19 (9.45%) Desktop Support
5 19 (9.45%) Service Desk Analyst
6 17 (8.46%) Desktop Engineer
7 16 (7.96%) 2nd Line Support
7 16 (7.96%) Administrator
8 11 (5.47%) Support Analyst
9 10 (4.98%) Integration Manager
10 9 (4.48%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 9 (4.48%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 8 (3.98%) Build Engineer
11 8 (3.98%) Windows Administrator
11 8 (3.98%) Technical Leader
12 7 (3.48%) Server Engineer
13 6 (2.99%) Wintel Support
13 6 (2.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 6 (2.99%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (6.97%) HTML
2 6 (2.99%) .NET
3 4 (1.99%) CSS
4 3 (1.49%) Web Services
4 3 (1.49%) Application Packaging
5 2 (1.00%) WPF
5 2 (1.00%) jQuery
5 2 (1.00%) HTML5
5 2 (1.00%) WebSockets
5 2 (1.00%) Android SDK
5 2 (1.00%) JSON
6 1 (0.50%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (0.50%) Django
6 1 (0.50%) ADO.NET
6 1 (0.50%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.50%) XML
6 1 (0.50%) XSLT
6 1 (0.50%) Middleware
6 1 (0.50%) Ajax
6 1 (0.50%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 18 (8.96%) Data Centre
2 16 (7.96%) Client/Server
3 9 (4.48%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (3.98%) Enterprise Software
5 7 (3.48%) Video Conferencing
5 7 (3.48%) Mainframe
5 7 (3.48%) Clustering
6 6 (2.99%) Management Information System
7 5 (2.49%) PKI
8 3 (1.49%) PDA
8 3 (1.49%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.49%) Blackberry
8 3 (1.49%) iPad
8 3 (1.49%) IBM Mainframe
8 3 (1.49%) Performance Metrics
9 2 (1.00%) User Experience
9 2 (1.00%) Data Structures
9 2 (1.00%) Cryptography
9 2 (1.00%) Fat Client
9 2 (1.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 44 (21.89%) Windows 7
2 41 (20.40%) Windows Server 2008
3 36 (17.91%) Windows Server 2003
4 31 (15.42%) Windows Server 2012
5 24 (11.94%) Linux
6 22 (10.95%) UNIX
7 16 (7.96%) Windows XP
8 6 (2.99%) Solaris
8 6 (2.99%) Android
9 4 (1.99%) VME
9 4 (1.99%) AIX
10 3 (1.49%) zOS
10 3 (1.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (1.49%) Windows 8
11 2 (1.00%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.50%) CentOS
12 1 (0.50%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.50%) VMS
12 1 (0.50%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (26.87%) ITIL
2 46 (22.89%) Migration
3 25 (12.44%) Incident Management
4 17 (8.46%) Change Control
5 16 (7.96%) Server Building
6 15 (7.46%) Service Management
7 14 (6.97%) Validation
8 12 (5.97%) Problem Management
8 12 (5.97%) Data Migration
9 11 (5.47%) Service Delivery
9 11 (5.47%) Change Management
9 11 (5.47%) PRINCE2
10 10 (4.98%) Configuration Management
10 10 (4.98%) Integration Testing
11 8 (3.98%) ITSM
12 6 (2.99%) Information Security
12 6 (2.99%) Supplier Management
12 6 (2.99%) Project Management
12 6 (2.99%) PRINCE
12 6 (2.99%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 28 (13.93%) SQL
2 13 (6.47%) Java
3 10 (4.98%) Perl
4 9 (4.48%) Shell Script
5 8 (3.98%) VB
6 6 (2.99%) C#
7 4 (1.99%) PowerShell
8 3 (1.49%) JavaScript
8 3 (1.49%) T-SQL
9 2 (1.00%) VBScript
9 2 (1.00%) VB.NET
9 2 (1.00%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.00%) Python
10 1 (0.50%) VBA
10 1 (0.50%) Ruby
10 1 (0.50%) Korn
10 1 (0.50%) PHP
10 1 (0.50%) C
Qualifications
1 78 (38.81%) Security Cleared
2 56 (27.86%) SC Cleared
3 20 (9.95%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (6.47%) MCSE
4 13 (6.47%) DV Cleared
5 11 (5.47%) ISEB
6 7 (3.48%) Degree
7 5 (2.49%) APMP
8 2 (1.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (1.00%) ISTQB
8 2 (1.00%) MCSA
9 1 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.50%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.98%) SLA
2 9 (4.48%) QA
3 4 (1.99%) JSP 440
System Software
1 49 (24.38%) Active Directory
2 19 (9.45%) Hyper-V
3 14 (6.97%) vSphere
4 11 (5.47%) VMware Infrastructure
5 9 (4.48%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (3.98%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (2.49%) XenApp
8 4 (1.99%) Xen
9 3 (1.49%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 2 (1.00%) ISA Server
10 2 (1.00%) VMware ESX
10 2 (1.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 1 (0.50%) qmail
11 1 (0.50%) Postfix
11 1 (0.50%) Varnish
11 1 (0.50%) NFS
Systems Management
1 21 (10.45%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 13 (6.47%) SCCM
3 8 (3.98%) WSUS
4 5 (2.49%) NetBackup
4 5 (2.49%) Tivoli
5 4 (1.99%) Unicenter
5 4 (1.99%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 4 (1.99%) McAfee ePO
5 4 (1.99%) SCOM
6 3 (1.49%) HP SIM
7 2 (1.00%) Puppet
7 2 (1.00%) HP SiteScope
7 2 (1.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 2 (1.00%) HP Data Protector
7 2 (1.00%) WhatsUp Gold
7 2 (1.00%) Netcool
7 2 (1.00%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (1.00%) MOM
8 1 (0.50%) OpenView
8 1 (0.50%) HP Operations Orchestration
Vendors
1 81 (40.30%) Microsoft
2 29 (14.43%) HP
3 18 (8.96%) Citrix
3 18 (8.96%) VMware
4 11 (5.47%) Cisco
5 10 (4.98%) CA
6 8 (3.98%) McAfee
7 7 (3.48%) CheckPoint
7 7 (3.48%) Oracle
8 5 (2.49%) Dell
8 5 (2.49%) Symantec
9 4 (1.99%) AppSense
9 4 (1.99%) 3PAR
9 4 (1.99%) F5
9 4 (1.99%) TippingPoint
9 4 (1.99%) EMC
9 4 (1.99%) Juniper
9 4 (1.99%) Red Hat
10 3 (1.49%) Veritas
10 3 (1.49%) Riverbed
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