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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 4 3 4
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows 92 29 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 17.73% 15.43% 13.27%
As % of the Operating Systems category 56.44% 70.73% 59.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 19 13
Average daily rate
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£266 £240 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.93% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £149 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £302 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £310 £311
% change year-on-year
-1.61% -0.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 1 18
Average hourly rate £13.50 £15.50 £13.09
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.90% +18.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.72 £15.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £15.50 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
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
163 41 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 31.41% 21.81% 22.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 27 34
Average daily rate £310 £250 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.00% -1.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £150 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £363 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 1 18
Average hourly rate £13.00 £15.50 £13.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.12% +12.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £15.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £15.50 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.51% -8.82%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 19 September 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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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
Newcastle upon Tyne -1 67 £318 +14.93% 21
Sunderland 0 16 £225 +12.50% 1
Gateshead -1 4 - -
Prudhoe - - - -
Windows
North East

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 58 (34.12%) SQL
1 58 (34.12%) Microsoft
2 56 (32.94%) Active Directory
2 56 (32.94%) Security Cleared
3 47 (27.65%) ITIL
4 45 (26.47%) UNIX
5 39 (22.94%) Windows XP
6 38 (22.35%) Windows Server 2003
6 38 (22.35%) Windows 7
7 35 (20.59%) Linux
8 34 (20.00%) SQL Server
8 34 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 33 (19.41%) MS Excel
10 31 (18.24%) MS Office
11 30 (17.65%) SC Cleared
12 29 (17.06%) Oracle
12 29 (17.06%) HP
13 28 (16.47%) DNS
13 28 (16.47%) C#
14 25 (14.71%) WebLogic
14 25 (14.71%) Service Management
15 23 (13.53%) .NET
16 21 (12.35%) Cisco
16 21 (12.35%) Clustering
17 20 (11.76%) Firewall
17 20 (11.76%) DV Cleared
18 19 (11.18%) VMware
19 18 (10.59%) Incident Management
19 18 (10.59%) Java
19 18 (10.59%) PL/SQL

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 25 (14.71%) WebLogic
2 11 (6.47%) SAS
3 10 (5.88%) MS Exchange
4 9 (5.29%) SharePoint
5 6 (3.53%) MQSeries
6 4 (2.35%) IBM Notes
6 4 (2.35%) Apache
6 4 (2.35%) IIS
7 3 (1.76%) WebSphere
7 3 (1.76%) Documentum
7 3 (1.76%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.59%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.59%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 33 (19.41%) MS Excel
2 31 (18.24%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.76%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 28 (16.47%) DNS
2 20 (11.76%) Firewall
3 17 (10.00%) DHCP
4 13 (7.65%) LDAP
4 13 (7.65%) SAN
5 12 (7.06%) WAN
5 12 (7.06%) LAN
6 9 (5.29%) OpenLDAP
7 8 (4.71%) Junos
8 7 (4.12%) Cisco IOS
8 7 (4.12%) SSH
8 7 (4.12%) Network Security
8 7 (4.12%) Cisco ASA
9 6 (3.53%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 6 (3.53%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 6 (3.53%) SSL
10 4 (2.35%) Internet
10 4 (2.35%) TCP/IP
10 4 (2.35%) VoIP
11 2 (1.18%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 12 (7.06%) SQL Server 2005
3 9 (5.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (4.71%) SQL Server 2000
5 7 (4.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 7 (4.12%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (3.53%) DB2
6 6 (3.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (2.94%) RDBMS
7 5 (2.94%) Relational Database
8 4 (2.35%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
8 4 (2.35%) DTS
8 4 (2.35%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 3 (1.76%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (1.18%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.59%) IDOL
Development Applications
1 11 (6.47%) PVCS
2 6 (3.53%) JUnit
3 4 (2.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 4 (2.35%) LoadRunner
3 4 (2.35%) JMeter
4 2 (1.18%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (1.18%) Rational Rhapsody
4 2 (1.18%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.59%) MSI
General
1 6 (3.53%) Manufacturing
2 5 (2.94%) Finance
3 2 (1.18%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (1.18%) Front Office
3 2 (1.18%) Military
4 1 (0.59%) Back Office
4 1 (0.59%) Legal
4 1 (0.59%) Banking
4 1 (0.59%) German Language
Job Titles
1 33 (19.41%) Analyst
2 25 (14.71%) Support Engineer
3 23 (13.53%) Support Analyst
4 17 (10.00%) Developer
5 15 (8.82%) Applications Support
6 13 (7.65%) Desktop Support
7 10 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support
7 10 (5.88%) Support Specialist
8 9 (5.29%) Network Engineer
9 8 (4.71%) 1st Line Support
10 7 (4.12%) Software Engineer
10 7 (4.12%) Consultant
10 7 (4.12%) Server Support
11 6 (3.53%) UNIX Support
11 6 (3.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 6 (3.53%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 6 (3.53%) Desktop Engineer
12 5 (2.94%) Applications Support Analyst
12 5 (2.94%) 1st Line Support Analyst
12 5 (2.94%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (13.53%) .NET
2 11 (6.47%) Web Services
3 10 (5.88%) XML
3 10 (5.88%) J2EE
4 9 (5.29%) ASP.NET
5 8 (4.71%) Application Packaging
6 6 (3.53%) Play Framework
6 6 (3.53%) AppFabric
6 6 (3.53%) JMS
6 6 (3.53%) WCF
6 6 (3.53%) WF
7 4 (2.35%) Middleware
7 4 (2.35%) MDX
8 2 (1.18%) HTML
8 2 (1.18%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.59%) Java EE
9 1 (0.59%) SOAP
9 1 (0.59%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 21 (12.35%) Clustering
2 18 (10.59%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (4.12%) Cryptography
4 6 (3.53%) N-Tier
4 6 (3.53%) Statistics
5 4 (2.35%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.35%) Replication
6 3 (1.76%) Life Science
7 2 (1.18%) NHS
7 2 (1.18%) CMDB
8 1 (0.59%) CLARiiON
8 1 (0.59%) Celerra
8 1 (0.59%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.59%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.59%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.59%) iPad
8 1 (0.59%) Symmetrix DMX
Operating Systems
1 45 (26.47%) UNIX
2 39 (22.94%) Windows XP
3 38 (22.35%) Windows Server 2003
3 38 (22.35%) Windows 7
4 35 (20.59%) Linux
5 34 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (6.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 11 (6.47%) Windows 8
7 4 (2.35%) HPUX
7 4 (2.35%) Solaris
8 3 (1.76%) AIX
8 3 (1.76%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (1.18%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.59%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (27.65%) ITIL
2 25 (14.71%) Service Management
3 18 (10.59%) Incident Management
4 17 (10.00%) Service Delivery
5 14 (8.24%) Change Management
6 11 (6.47%) Migration
7 9 (5.29%) Software Engineering
8 8 (4.71%) Network Management
8 8 (4.71%) Network Monitoring
9 7 (4.12%) SOA
10 6 (3.53%) Time Management
10 6 (3.53%) Software Architecture
10 6 (3.53%) CAD
10 6 (3.53%) Business Intelligence
10 6 (3.53%) Network Design
10 6 (3.53%) Data Management
10 6 (3.53%) Problem Management
11 5 (2.94%) Web Design
11 5 (2.94%) Load Balancing
11 5 (2.94%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 58 (34.12%) SQL
2 28 (16.47%) C#
3 18 (10.59%) Java
3 18 (10.59%) PL/SQL
4 11 (6.47%) VB.NET
5 9 (5.29%) Perl
6 8 (4.71%) C
6 8 (4.71%) VBA
7 7 (4.12%) Korn
7 7 (4.12%) C++
8 6 (3.53%) Scala
8 6 (3.53%) VBScript
8 6 (3.53%) VB
9 5 (2.94%) Shell Script
9 5 (2.94%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.18%) MUMPS
10 2 (1.18%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.59%) VC++
Qualifications
1 56 (32.94%) Security Cleared
2 30 (17.65%) SC Cleared
3 20 (11.76%) DV Cleared
4 8 (4.71%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (2.35%) MCDBA
5 4 (2.35%) MCT
6 2 (1.18%) Degree
7 1 (0.59%) MCSE
7 1 (0.59%) MCSA
7 1 (0.59%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.71%) JSP 440
2 7 (4.12%) QA
3 3 (1.76%) SLA
4 2 (1.18%) ISO 9000
4 2 (1.18%) HL7
System Software
1 56 (32.94%) Active Directory
2 13 (7.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (7.06%) Hyper-V
4 10 (5.88%) vSphere
4 10 (5.88%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (4.12%) NFS
6 3 (1.76%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.59%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.59%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (5.29%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 8 (4.71%) SCCM
2 8 (4.71%) WhatsUp Gold
2 8 (4.71%) MIIS
3 7 (4.12%) OpenView
4 4 (2.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 4 (2.35%) Unicenter
5 3 (1.76%) NetBackup
5 3 (1.76%) WSUS
5 3 (1.76%) Tivoli
6 2 (1.18%) SCOM
6 2 (1.18%) HP SIM
6 2 (1.18%) Netcool
7 1 (0.59%) CA SiteMinder
Vendors
1 58 (34.12%) Microsoft
2 29 (17.06%) Oracle
2 29 (17.06%) HP
3 21 (12.35%) Cisco
4 19 (11.18%) VMware
5 11 (6.47%) Red Hat
6 10 (5.88%) EMC
6 10 (5.88%) JBoss
7 8 (4.71%) TippingPoint
7 8 (4.71%) 3PAR
7 8 (4.71%) F5
7 8 (4.71%) Citrix
7 8 (4.71%) Juniper
7 8 (4.71%) Veritas
7 8 (4.71%) CheckPoint
8 7 (4.12%) CA
8 7 (4.12%) McAfee
9 4 (2.35%) Informatica
9 4 (2.35%) Lotus
10 3 (1.76%) Toshiba
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