The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 Tyne and Wear 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 2 9 10
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows 78 23 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 20.63% 11.27% 10.34%
As % of the Operating Systems category 63.41% 62.16% 40.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 12 14
Average daily rate
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£255 £225 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -21.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £118 £162 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £307 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 6 10
Average hourly rate £14.79 £10.56 £12.84
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.02% -17.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.05 £10.00 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £11.50 £19.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -6.06%
Operating Systems Category
Tyne and Wear
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
123 37 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 32.54% 18.14% 25.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 19 50
Average daily rate £263 £250 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £194 £160 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £363 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £321
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +1.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 6 12
Average hourly rate £13.00 £10.63 £13.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.35% -19.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £12.00 £21.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
Windows
North East

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 24 July 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 24 July 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 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
Newcastle upon Tyne +7 63 £263 -4.54% 20
Sunderland +1 10 £225 +28.57% 2
Gateshead - 2 - - 4
Prudhoe - - - -
Windows
North East

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 54 (36.00%) Security Cleared
2 53 (35.33%) Microsoft
3 37 (24.67%) SQL
3 37 (24.67%) Active Directory
3 37 (24.67%) Windows 7
4 35 (23.33%) UNIX
5 34 (22.67%) ITIL
5 34 (22.67%) Windows XP
5 34 (22.67%) SC Cleared
6 32 (21.33%) SQL Server
7 27 (18.00%) Linux
8 26 (17.33%) C#
8 26 (17.33%) Windows Server 2003
9 25 (16.67%) Oracle
9 25 (16.67%) VMware
10 24 (16.00%) .NET
11 23 (15.33%) MS Office
12 20 (13.33%) WebLogic
13 19 (12.67%) SharePoint
13 19 (12.67%) DNS
13 19 (12.67%) HP
14 18 (12.00%) DHCP
14 18 (12.00%) Windows 8
15 17 (11.33%) DV Cleared
15 17 (11.33%) VMware Infrastructure
16 16 (10.67%) Migration
16 16 (10.67%) Clustering
16 16 (10.67%) MS Excel
17 15 (10.00%) Cisco
17 15 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 20 (13.33%) WebLogic
2 19 (12.67%) SharePoint
3 12 (8.00%) BizTalk Server
4 8 (5.33%) SAS
5 4 (2.67%) MS Exchange
6 3 (2.00%) WebSphere
7 2 (1.33%) IIS
7 2 (1.33%) MQSeries
7 2 (1.33%) Documentum
8 1 (0.67%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.67%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 23 (15.33%) MS Office
2 16 (10.67%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.67%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.67%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 12 (8.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (12.67%) DNS
2 18 (12.00%) DHCP
3 12 (8.00%) Firewall
3 12 (8.00%) SAN
4 10 (6.67%) LDAP
5 8 (5.33%) WAN
6 7 (4.67%) LAN
6 7 (4.67%) SSH
6 7 (4.67%) OpenLDAP
7 5 (3.33%) Internet
8 3 (2.00%) Junos
8 3 (2.00%) DSL
8 3 (2.00%) TCP/IP
9 2 (1.33%) Network Security
9 2 (1.33%) Cisco IOS
9 2 (1.33%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (1.33%) NAS
9 2 (1.33%) Ethernet
9 2 (1.33%) VoIP
9 2 (1.33%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (21.33%) SQL Server
2 15 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 12 (8.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 12 (8.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 11 (7.33%) Relational Database
4 11 (7.33%) RDBMS
5 10 (6.67%) SQL Server 2000
6 8 (5.33%) SQL Server 2005
7 6 (4.00%) DTS
7 6 (4.00%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
8 3 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (1.33%) DB2
10 1 (0.67%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.67%) Crystal Reports
10 1 (0.67%) IDOL
10 1 (0.67%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 8 (5.33%) PVCS
2 6 (4.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 4 (2.67%) JMeter
3 4 (2.67%) LoadRunner
4 3 (2.00%) Rational Rhapsody
5 2 (1.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (1.33%) JUnit
5 2 (1.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 14 (9.33%) Manufacturing
2 13 (8.67%) Finance
3 6 (4.00%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.67%) Legal
5 3 (2.00%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.33%) Military
7 1 (0.67%) Automotive
7 1 (0.67%) Front Office
7 1 (0.67%) German Language
Job Titles
1 30 (20.00%) Analyst
2 19 (12.67%) Support Engineer
3 16 (10.67%) Support Analyst
4 15 (10.00%) Developer
5 11 (7.33%) Applications Support
6 10 (6.67%) Desktop Support
7 8 (5.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 8 (5.33%) Microsoft Developer
8 7 (4.67%) Consultant
8 7 (4.67%) Desktop Engineer
9 6 (4.00%) UNIX Support
9 6 (4.00%) Administrator
9 6 (4.00%) Server Support
10 5 (3.33%) DBA
10 5 (3.33%) Programmer
10 5 (3.33%) Support Specialist
10 5 (3.33%) 2nd Line Support
10 5 (3.33%) Software Engineer
10 5 (3.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 5 (3.33%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (16.00%) .NET
2 13 (8.67%) ASP.NET
3 9 (6.00%) XML
3 9 (6.00%) Application Packaging
4 6 (4.00%) J2EE
5 5 (3.33%) Web Services
6 3 (2.00%) AppFabric
6 3 (2.00%) HTML
6 3 (2.00%) WCF
6 3 (2.00%) WF
7 2 (1.33%) JMS
7 2 (1.33%) Play Framework
8 1 (0.67%) Oracle Fusion
8 1 (0.67%) Middleware
8 1 (0.67%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.67%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 16 (10.67%) Clustering
2 6 (4.00%) Statistics
2 6 (4.00%) Replication
3 3 (2.00%) NHS
3 3 (2.00%) PMI
4 2 (1.33%) Cryptography
5 1 (0.67%) Symmetrix DMX
5 1 (0.67%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.67%) CLARiiON
5 1 (0.67%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.67%) Celerra
5 1 (0.67%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 37 (24.67%) Windows 7
2 35 (23.33%) UNIX
3 34 (22.67%) Windows XP
4 27 (18.00%) Linux
5 26 (17.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 18 (12.00%) Windows 8
7 13 (8.67%) Windows Server 2008
8 12 (8.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (6.00%) Solaris
10 8 (5.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (4.00%) AIX
12 3 (2.00%) Windows 2000
13 2 (1.33%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (22.67%) ITIL
2 16 (10.67%) Migration
3 14 (9.33%) Service Management
4 13 (8.67%) CRM
4 13 (8.67%) Change Management
5 11 (7.33%) Incident Management
6 10 (6.67%) Integration Testing
6 10 (6.67%) Test Scripting
7 6 (4.00%) Problem Management
7 6 (4.00%) Software Engineering
7 6 (4.00%) CAD
8 5 (3.33%) Performance Tuning
9 4 (2.67%) Load Testing
9 4 (2.67%) Stress Testing
9 4 (2.67%) Volume Testing
9 4 (2.67%) Scalability Testing
9 4 (2.67%) Workflow
9 4 (2.67%) Service Delivery
9 4 (2.67%) Change Control
9 4 (2.67%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 37 (24.67%) SQL
2 26 (17.33%) C#
3 14 (9.33%) VB.NET
4 13 (8.67%) PL/SQL
5 11 (7.33%) Java
6 9 (6.00%) Perl
7 7 (4.67%) Korn
8 6 (4.00%) Shell Script
9 5 (3.33%) PowerShell
10 3 (2.00%) MUMPS
10 3 (2.00%) C++
11 2 (1.33%) C
11 2 (1.33%) T-SQL
11 2 (1.33%) VBA
11 2 (1.33%) Scala
12 1 (0.67%) VC++
Qualifications
1 54 (36.00%) Security Cleared
2 34 (22.67%) SC Cleared
3 17 (11.33%) DV Cleared
4 8 (5.33%) Degree
5 6 (4.00%) MCDBA
5 6 (4.00%) MCT
5 6 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (2.00%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.00%) ISO 9000
1 3 (2.00%) HL7
1 3 (2.00%) QA
1 3 (2.00%) JSP 440
2 2 (1.33%) SLA
System Software
1 37 (24.67%) Active Directory
2 17 (11.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (6.00%) Hyper-V
4 7 (4.67%) NFS
5 5 (3.33%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (2.67%) vSphere
7 1 (0.67%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 7 (4.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 6 (4.00%) NetBackup
2 6 (4.00%) Unicenter
3 5 (3.33%) OpenView
4 3 (2.00%) WhatsUp Gold
4 3 (2.00%) Tivoli
5 2 (1.33%) SCCM
5 2 (1.33%) WSUS
5 2 (1.33%) Netcool
6 1 (0.67%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 1 (0.67%) SCOM
Vendors
1 53 (35.33%) Microsoft
2 25 (16.67%) Oracle
2 25 (16.67%) VMware
3 19 (12.67%) HP
4 15 (10.00%) Cisco
5 14 (9.33%) Veritas
6 11 (7.33%) CA
7 8 (5.33%) Red Hat
8 7 (4.67%) JBoss
9 6 (4.00%) EMC
10 3 (2.00%) Riverbed
10 3 (2.00%) 3PAR
10 3 (2.00%) F5
10 3 (2.00%) Informatica
10 3 (2.00%) Dell
10 3 (2.00%) Juniper
10 3 (2.00%) CheckPoint
10 3 (2.00%) Siebel
10 3 (2.00%) Sun
10 3 (2.00%) Toshiba
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Rate: From £11 to £14 per hour This is a contract role for 3 months, possibl
Posted: 21 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
CK Group
Rate: £21,000
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle upon Tyne
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Next Ventures Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle
Next Ventures Limited
Rate: £0 - £85 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Streamline Connections
Rate: £200 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle upon Tyne
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £7.00 - £10.00 per hour
Posted: 7 days ago
Gateshead
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £12 - £14 per hour
Posted: 12 days ago