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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 10 1 4
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +3
Contract jobs citing Windows 44 75 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 10.95% 29.07% 13.00%
As % of the Operating Systems category 42.72% 72.12% 74.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 44 5
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£325 £238 £140
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.84% +69.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £232 £182 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £407 £293 £255
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £290 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.62% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 12 9
Average hourly rate £16.00 £23.75 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.63% +90.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.72 £13.70 £10.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.46 £27.95 £21.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- -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
103 104 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 25.62% 40.31% 17.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 57 10
Average daily rate £320 £240 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -12.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £185 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £325 £284
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £307 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.93% -5.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 12 9
Average hourly rate £16.08 £25.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.94% +104.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £14.70 £10.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £28.19 £24.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 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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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 -12 33 £325 +32.65% 6
Sunderland -2 10 £341 +58.48% 1
Wallsend - - - -
Gateshead - - - -
Windows
North East

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 66 (45.21%) Microsoft
2 59 (40.41%) Active Directory
3 58 (39.73%) Security Cleared
4 56 (38.36%) ITIL
5 51 (34.93%) SQL
5 51 (34.93%) SQL Server
6 49 (33.56%) MS Excel
7 44 (30.14%) Windows Server 2008
8 40 (27.40%) Windows Server 2003
9 32 (21.92%) Service Delivery
10 31 (21.23%) HP
11 30 (20.55%) UNIX
11 30 (20.55%) SC Cleared
12 27 (18.49%) MS Office
13 25 (17.12%) DNS
13 25 (17.12%) Clustering
14 24 (16.44%) VMware
14 24 (16.44%) Service Management
15 23 (15.75%) Windows 7
16 22 (15.07%) Cisco
17 21 (14.38%) OpenView Configuration Management
17 21 (14.38%) C#
17 21 (14.38%) Analytical Skills
18 19 (13.01%) Windows XP
18 19 (13.01%) DV Cleared
18 19 (13.01%) VMware Infrastructure
18 19 (13.01%) SQL Server 2008
18 19 (13.01%) SQL Server 2005
19 18 (12.33%) .NET
20 17 (11.64%) Oracle

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 13 (8.90%) MS Exchange
2 11 (7.53%) WebLogic
3 9 (6.16%) SharePoint
3 9 (6.16%) IBM Notes
4 8 (5.48%) Apache
5 7 (4.79%) SAS
5 7 (4.79%) IIS
6 5 (3.42%) JBoss
7 4 (2.74%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.68%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.68%) Documentum
8 1 (0.68%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.68%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 49 (33.56%) MS Excel
2 27 (18.49%) MS Office
3 1 (0.68%) Adobe Creative Suite
Communications & Networking
1 25 (17.12%) DNS
2 16 (10.96%) DHCP
3 15 (10.27%) SAN
4 14 (9.59%) Firewall
5 8 (5.48%) LAN
5 8 (5.48%) WAN
5 8 (5.48%) Cisco IOS
6 7 (4.79%) Network Security
6 7 (4.79%) SSL
7 6 (4.11%) LDAP
7 6 (4.11%) Cisco ASA
7 6 (4.11%) Junos
7 6 (4.11%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 6 (4.11%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 4 (2.74%) OpenLDAP
9 3 (2.05%) TCP/IP
9 3 (2.05%) VoIP
10 2 (1.37%) SMS
10 2 (1.37%) Internet
10 2 (1.37%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (34.93%) SQL Server
2 19 (13.01%) SQL Server 2008
2 19 (13.01%) SQL Server 2005
3 14 (9.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 10 (6.85%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 10 (6.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 7 (4.79%) SQL Server 2012
5 7 (4.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (3.42%) Relational Database
6 5 (3.42%) SQL Server 2000
6 5 (3.42%) RDBMS
7 4 (2.74%) DB2
8 3 (2.05%) DTS
9 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (4.79%) Visual Studio
1 7 (4.79%) PVCS
2 5 (3.42%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (2.74%) JUnit
4 2 (1.37%) StarTeam
5 1 (0.68%) MSI
General
1 2 (1.37%) Back Office
2 1 (0.68%) Banking
2 1 (0.68%) Finance
2 1 (0.68%) Manufacturing
2 1 (0.68%) Front Office
2 1 (0.68%) Military
Job Titles
1 32 (21.92%) Support Engineer
2 19 (13.01%) Developer
3 17 (11.64%) Analyst
4 13 (8.90%) Support Analyst
5 12 (8.22%) Desktop Support
6 8 (5.48%) Applications Support
6 8 (5.48%) Network Engineer
6 8 (5.48%) 2nd Line Support
7 7 (4.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 7 (4.79%) IT Support
7 7 (4.79%) 1st Line Support
8 6 (4.11%) Software Engineer
8 6 (4.11%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 6 (4.11%) Lead Software Engineer
8 6 (4.11%) Software Support Engineer
8 6 (4.11%) IT Support Engineer
8 6 (4.11%) Support Specialist
9 5 (3.42%) Administrator
9 5 (3.42%) Server Engineer
9 5 (3.42%) Wintel Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (12.33%) .NET
2 14 (9.59%) ASP.NET
3 13 (8.90%) Web Services
4 10 (6.85%) MDX
5 7 (4.79%) Middleware
6 4 (2.74%) JMS
6 4 (2.74%) J2EE
6 4 (2.74%) Play Framework
7 3 (2.05%) AppFabric
7 3 (2.05%) WCF
7 3 (2.05%) WF
7 3 (2.05%) XML
7 3 (2.05%) SOAP
8 2 (1.37%) Application Packaging
9 1 (0.68%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 25 (17.12%) Clustering
2 21 (14.38%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (9.59%) N-Tier
4 6 (4.11%) Cryptography
5 5 (3.42%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.05%) Replication
6 3 (2.05%) Life Science
7 2 (1.37%) CMDB
7 2 (1.37%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.68%) iPad
8 1 (0.68%) AS400
8 1 (0.68%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.68%) Open Source
8 1 (0.68%) Smartcard
8 1 (0.68%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 44 (30.14%) Windows Server 2008
2 40 (27.40%) Windows Server 2003
3 30 (20.55%) UNIX
4 23 (15.75%) Windows 7
5 19 (13.01%) Windows XP
6 15 (10.27%) Linux
7 7 (4.79%) Solaris
8 6 (4.11%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (3.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (2.05%) Windows 8
11 2 (1.37%) HPUX
12 1 (0.68%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.68%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.68%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.68%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (38.36%) ITIL
2 32 (21.92%) Service Delivery
3 24 (16.44%) Service Management
4 15 (10.27%) Incident Management
5 14 (9.59%) Change Management
5 14 (9.59%) Data Management
5 14 (9.59%) Business Intelligence
6 13 (8.90%) Problem Management
7 12 (8.22%) Web Design
8 10 (6.85%) Configuration Management
8 10 (6.85%) Knowledge Management
9 9 (6.16%) Network Monitoring
10 7 (4.79%) Network Management
10 7 (4.79%) Root Cause Analysis
10 7 (4.79%) Business Continuity
10 7 (4.79%) Software Engineering
11 6 (4.11%) Network Design
11 6 (4.11%) Load Balancing
12 5 (3.42%) Continuous Improvement
12 5 (3.42%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 51 (34.93%) SQL
2 21 (14.38%) C#
3 14 (9.59%) VB.NET
3 14 (9.59%) VBA
3 14 (9.59%) VBScript
4 13 (8.90%) Java
5 12 (8.22%) VB
6 11 (7.53%) PL/SQL
7 7 (4.79%) C
8 6 (4.11%) C++
9 5 (3.42%) PowerShell
10 4 (2.74%) Perl
10 4 (2.74%) Scala
11 2 (1.37%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.37%) Korn
12 1 (0.68%) Ruby
12 1 (0.68%) PHP
Qualifications
1 58 (39.73%) Security Cleared
2 30 (20.55%) SC Cleared
3 19 (13.01%) DV Cleared
4 14 (9.59%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (5.48%) MCSA
6 7 (4.79%) MCSE
7 1 (0.68%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.68%) CCNP
7 1 (0.68%) CCA
7 1 (0.68%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (0.68%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.79%) JSP 440
2 6 (4.11%) ISO 9001
3 5 (3.42%) QA
3 5 (3.42%) SLA
System Software
1 59 (40.41%) Active Directory
2 19 (13.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (8.22%) Hyper-V
4 10 (6.85%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (5.48%) vSphere
6 7 (4.79%) Terminal Services
7 2 (1.37%) NFS
7 2 (1.37%) XenApp
7 2 (1.37%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.68%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.68%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 21 (14.38%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 10 (6.85%) SCCM
3 9 (6.16%) MIIS
4 7 (4.79%) HP SIM
4 7 (4.79%) WhatsUp Gold
5 6 (4.11%) OpenView
6 4 (2.74%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (1.37%) SolarWinds Orion
7 2 (1.37%) SCOM
8 1 (0.68%) Puppet
8 1 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.68%) CA SiteMinder
8 1 (0.68%) Netcool
8 1 (0.68%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.68%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 66 (45.21%) Microsoft
2 31 (21.23%) HP
3 24 (16.44%) VMware
4 22 (15.07%) Cisco
5 17 (11.64%) Oracle
6 14 (9.59%) Citrix
7 9 (6.16%) Lotus
8 7 (4.79%) 3PAR
8 7 (4.79%) TippingPoint
8 7 (4.79%) McAfee
8 7 (4.79%) CheckPoint
8 7 (4.79%) Juniper
8 7 (4.79%) CA
8 7 (4.79%) EMC
9 6 (4.11%) F5
10 5 (3.42%) Red Hat
11 3 (2.05%) SolarWinds
12 2 (1.37%) Borland
12 2 (1.37%) NetApp
12 2 (1.37%) ILOG
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