The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Tyne and Wear region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 22 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 7 4 4
Rank change year-on-year
-3 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 74 45 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 13.21% 18.67% 13.00%
As % of the Operating Systems category 40.88% 67.16% 69.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 27 10
Average daily rate
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£333 £240 £168
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.54% +43.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £174 £99
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £331 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 13
Average hourly rate £21.75 £15.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.32% +24.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.97 £12.30 £10.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £28.06 £24.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.75 £14.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+1.72% -9.37%
Windows
North East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Tyne and Wear region.

Operating Systems Category
Tyne and Wear
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
181 67 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 32.32% 27.80% 18.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 35 17
Average daily rate £330 £225 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.66% -18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £165 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £355 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 13
Average hourly rate £16.00 £25.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.25% +104.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.74 £13.50 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £28.19 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the Tyne and Wear region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

Windows
Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows across the Tyne and Wear region.

Windows Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

Windows
Daily Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 22 December 2014.

Windows Daily Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

Windows
Hourly Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the Tyne and Wear region.

Windows Hourly Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

Windows
Hourly Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 22 December 2014.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

Windows
Contract Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 22 December 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
Newcastle upon Tyne -3 59 £332 +8.06% 12
Sunderland 0 14 £349 +62.32% 1
Wallsend - - - -
Gateshead - - - -
Windows
North East

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Tyne and Wear 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 72 (43.64%) Microsoft
2 63 (38.18%) Active Directory
3 61 (36.97%) ITIL
4 60 (36.36%) Security Cleared
5 55 (33.33%) SQL
6 53 (32.12%) SQL Server
7 51 (30.91%) MS Excel
8 48 (29.09%) Windows Server 2008
9 43 (26.06%) Windows Server 2003
10 35 (21.21%) UNIX
11 34 (20.61%) MS Office
12 33 (20.00%) Service Delivery
13 32 (19.39%) HP
13 32 (19.39%) SC Cleared
14 30 (18.18%) Windows 7
15 29 (17.58%) DNS
16 28 (16.97%) Service Management
17 27 (16.36%) Cisco
18 25 (15.15%) C#
18 25 (15.15%) Clustering
18 25 (15.15%) Analytical Skills
19 24 (14.55%) .NET
19 24 (14.55%) VMware
20 23 (13.94%) Windows XP
21 21 (12.73%) Oracle
22 20 (12.12%) Linux
23 19 (11.52%) SQL Server 2005
23 19 (11.52%) Incident Management
23 19 (11.52%) DV Cleared
23 19 (11.52%) SQL Server 2008

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Tyne and Wear 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 16 (9.70%) WebLogic
2 14 (8.48%) MS Exchange
3 10 (6.06%) SAS
4 9 (5.45%) IBM Notes
5 8 (4.85%) Apache
5 8 (4.85%) SharePoint
6 7 (4.24%) IIS
7 6 (3.64%) JBoss
8 4 (2.42%) MQSeries
9 3 (1.82%) Documentum
10 1 (0.61%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.61%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.61%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 51 (30.91%) MS Excel
2 34 (20.61%) MS Office
3 1 (0.61%) Adobe Creative Suite
Communications & Networking
1 29 (17.58%) DNS
2 17 (10.30%) DHCP
2 17 (10.30%) Firewall
3 16 (9.70%) SAN
4 14 (8.48%) LAN
4 14 (8.48%) WAN
5 9 (5.45%) SSL
5 9 (5.45%) Cisco IOS
6 8 (4.85%) Network Security
6 8 (4.85%) Cisco ASA
6 8 (4.85%) Junos
6 8 (4.85%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 8 (4.85%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 7 (4.24%) LDAP
8 5 (3.03%) TCP/IP
8 5 (3.03%) OpenLDAP
9 3 (1.82%) SSH
9 3 (1.82%) SMS
9 3 (1.82%) VoIP
10 2 (1.21%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (32.12%) SQL Server
2 19 (11.52%) SQL Server 2005
2 19 (11.52%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (8.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 10 (6.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 10 (6.06%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 7 (4.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (4.24%) RDBMS
5 7 (4.24%) SQL Server 2012
5 7 (4.24%) Relational Database
6 5 (3.03%) SQL Server 2000
7 4 (2.42%) DB2
8 3 (1.82%) DTS
9 2 (1.21%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.61%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
Development Applications
1 10 (6.06%) PVCS
2 7 (4.24%) Visual Studio
3 5 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (2.42%) JUnit
5 1 (0.61%) MSI
5 1 (0.61%) StarTeam
5 1 (0.61%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 2 (1.21%) Front Office
1 2 (1.21%) Back Office
1 2 (1.21%) Finance
1 2 (1.21%) Military
2 1 (0.61%) Banking
2 1 (0.61%) Legal
2 1 (0.61%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 35 (21.21%) Support Engineer
2 21 (12.73%) Analyst
3 19 (11.52%) Developer
4 17 (10.30%) Support Analyst
5 16 (9.70%) Applications Support
6 13 (7.88%) Desktop Support
7 10 (6.06%) Network Engineer
7 10 (6.06%) 2nd Line Support
7 10 (6.06%) Support Specialist
8 8 (4.85%) 1st Line Support
8 8 (4.85%) Consultant
8 8 (4.85%) IT Support
9 7 (4.24%) Lead Software Engineer
9 7 (4.24%) Software Engineer
9 7 (4.24%) IT Support Engineer
10 6 (3.64%) Software Support Engineer
10 6 (3.64%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 5 (3.03%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 5 (3.03%) Wintel Support
11 5 (3.03%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (14.55%) .NET
2 17 (10.30%) Web Services
3 14 (8.48%) ASP.NET
4 10 (6.06%) MDX
5 8 (4.85%) XML
5 8 (4.85%) Middleware
6 6 (3.64%) WCF
6 6 (3.64%) WF
6 6 (3.64%) AppFabric
7 5 (3.03%) Application Packaging
8 4 (2.42%) Play Framework
8 4 (2.42%) JMS
8 4 (2.42%) J2EE
9 3 (1.82%) SOAP
10 2 (1.21%) .NET Framework
11 1 (0.61%) Java EE
11 1 (0.61%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 25 (15.15%) Clustering
1 25 (15.15%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (8.48%) N-Tier
3 7 (4.24%) Cryptography
4 6 (3.64%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.42%) Replication
6 3 (1.82%) Life Science
7 2 (1.21%) CMDB
7 2 (1.21%) Visualisation
7 2 (1.21%) Statistics
8 1 (0.61%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.61%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.61%) AS400
8 1 (0.61%) NHS
8 1 (0.61%) Smartcard
8 1 (0.61%) Open Source
8 1 (0.61%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 48 (29.09%) Windows Server 2008
2 43 (26.06%) Windows Server 2003
3 35 (21.21%) UNIX
4 30 (18.18%) Windows 7
5 23 (13.94%) Windows XP
6 20 (12.12%) Linux
7 7 (4.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (3.64%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (3.64%) Solaris
9 4 (2.42%) HPUX
9 4 (2.42%) Windows 8
10 3 (1.82%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.61%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.61%) AIX
11 1 (0.61%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (36.97%) ITIL
2 33 (20.00%) Service Delivery
3 28 (16.97%) Service Management
4 19 (11.52%) Incident Management
5 16 (9.70%) Change Management
6 14 (8.48%) Business Intelligence
6 14 (8.48%) Data Management
7 13 (7.88%) Problem Management
8 12 (7.27%) Web Design
9 11 (6.67%) Network Monitoring
10 10 (6.06%) Configuration Management
11 9 (5.45%) Network Management
12 8 (4.85%) Network Design
12 8 (4.85%) Software Engineering
12 8 (4.85%) Knowledge Management
13 7 (4.24%) Load Balancing
13 7 (4.24%) Root Cause Analysis
14 6 (3.64%) Time Management
15 5 (3.03%) E-Commerce
15 5 (3.03%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 55 (33.33%) SQL
2 25 (15.15%) C#
3 16 (9.70%) Java
4 14 (8.48%) VBScript
4 14 (8.48%) PL/SQL
4 14 (8.48%) VB.NET
4 14 (8.48%) VBA
5 12 (7.27%) VB
6 7 (4.24%) C
7 6 (3.64%) C++
8 4 (2.42%) Perl
8 4 (2.42%) Shell Script
8 4 (2.42%) PowerShell
8 4 (2.42%) Scala
9 3 (1.82%) Korn
10 1 (0.61%) Ruby
10 1 (0.61%) PHP
Qualifications
1 60 (36.36%) Security Cleared
2 32 (19.39%) SC Cleared
3 19 (11.52%) DV Cleared
4 15 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (4.85%) MCSA
6 7 (4.24%) MCSE
7 1 (0.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.61%) MCDBA
7 1 (0.61%) MCT
7 1 (0.61%) CCNP
7 1 (0.61%) CCA
7 1 (0.61%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (0.61%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.61%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.45%) JSP 440
2 7 (4.24%) QA
3 5 (3.03%) SLA
4 4 (2.42%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 63 (38.18%) Active Directory
2 18 (10.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (8.48%) Hyper-V
4 13 (7.88%) VMware ESXi
5 10 (6.06%) vSphere
6 7 (4.24%) Terminal Services
7 3 (1.82%) NFS
8 2 (1.21%) VMware ESX
8 2 (1.21%) XenApp
9 1 (0.61%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.61%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 17 (10.30%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 11 (6.67%) SCCM
3 9 (5.45%) WhatsUp Gold
3 9 (5.45%) MIIS
4 7 (4.24%) OpenView
4 7 (4.24%) HP SIM
5 5 (3.03%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (1.21%) Netcool
6 2 (1.21%) WSUS
6 2 (1.21%) SolarWinds Orion
6 2 (1.21%) SCOM
7 1 (0.61%) Puppet
7 1 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.61%) Unicenter
7 1 (0.61%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.61%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.61%) CA SiteMinder
Vendors
1 72 (43.64%) Microsoft
2 32 (19.39%) HP
3 27 (16.36%) Cisco
4 24 (14.55%) VMware
5 21 (12.73%) Oracle
6 14 (8.48%) Citrix
7 9 (5.45%) Juniper
7 9 (5.45%) Lotus
7 9 (5.45%) EMC
7 9 (5.45%) TippingPoint
7 9 (5.45%) CheckPoint
7 9 (5.45%) 3PAR
8 8 (4.85%) F5
8 8 (4.85%) McAfee
9 7 (4.24%) Red Hat
10 6 (3.64%) CA
11 3 (1.82%) NetApp
11 3 (1.82%) SolarWinds
12 2 (1.21%) Rogue Wave
12 2 (1.21%) Apple
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