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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 18 8 13
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +5
Contract jobs citing Windows 39 83 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 8.57% 18.20% 10.82%
As % of the Operating Systems category 35.45% 50.61% 36.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 53 2
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£323 £240 £140
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.37% +71.42%
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 5
Average hourly rate £15.71 £19.00 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.34% +4.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.76 £12.25 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.45 £26.25 £23.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.85 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-4.19% +3.33%
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
110 164 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 24.18% 35.96% 29.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 110 23
Average daily rate £375 £245 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+53.06% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £197 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £388 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £309
% change year-on-year
+7.93% +1.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 5
Average hourly rate £12.00 £14.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.84 £10.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.13 £23.50 £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 27 March 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 -6 38 £323 +34.37% 16
Sunderland - - - -
Gateshead - - - - 2
Windows
North East

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 43 (42.57%) Security Cleared
2 40 (39.60%) Microsoft
3 37 (36.63%) ITIL
4 35 (34.65%) Active Directory
5 31 (30.69%) SQL Server
6 27 (26.73%) Windows Server 2003
6 27 (26.73%) SC Cleared
7 26 (25.74%) Windows Server 2008
8 24 (23.76%) UNIX
9 23 (22.77%) MS Excel
9 23 (22.77%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 22 (21.78%) VMware
10 22 (21.78%) SQL
11 20 (19.80%) Service Delivery
12 18 (17.82%) Windows 7
13 17 (16.83%) VMware Infrastructure
13 17 (16.83%) HP
13 17 (16.83%) DNS
14 15 (14.85%) DHCP
14 15 (14.85%) Clustering
15 14 (13.86%) Cisco
15 14 (13.86%) MS Office
16 13 (12.87%) Change Management
16 13 (12.87%) SQL Server 2005
16 13 (12.87%) DV Cleared
17 11 (10.89%) SAN
18 10 (9.90%) Microsoft Certification
18 10 (9.90%) Windows Server 2012
19 9 (8.91%) Configuration Management
19 9 (8.91%) Service Management

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 9 (8.91%) MS Exchange
2 7 (6.93%) SharePoint
3 6 (5.94%) IBM Notes
4 5 (4.95%) WebLogic
5 4 (3.96%) IIS
5 4 (3.96%) Apache
6 3 (2.97%) SAS
7 2 (1.98%) JBoss
8 1 (0.99%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 23 (22.77%) MS Excel
2 14 (13.86%) MS Office
3 1 (0.99%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.99%) Adobe Creative Suite
Communications & Networking
1 17 (16.83%) DNS
2 15 (14.85%) DHCP
3 11 (10.89%) SAN
4 7 (6.93%) Firewall
5 4 (3.96%) Cisco IOS
5 4 (3.96%) LAN
5 4 (3.96%) WAN
6 3 (2.97%) LDAP
6 3 (2.97%) SSL
6 3 (2.97%) Network Security
6 3 (2.97%) VLAN
7 2 (1.98%) SSH
7 2 (1.98%) Internet
7 2 (1.98%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (1.98%) OpenLDAP
7 2 (1.98%) Junos
7 2 (1.98%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 2 (1.98%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 1 (0.99%) Wireless
8 1 (0.99%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (30.69%) SQL Server
2 13 (12.87%) SQL Server 2005
3 8 (7.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (7.92%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (5.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 6 (5.94%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 6 (5.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (4.95%) SQL Server 2000
6 3 (2.97%) Relational Database
6 3 (2.97%) DTS
7 2 (1.98%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (7.92%) Visual Studio
2 5 (4.95%) StarTeam
2 5 (4.95%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (2.97%) PVCS
4 1 (0.99%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (0.99%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.99%) Facilita Forecast
General
1 3 (2.97%) Finance
2 2 (1.98%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.99%) Retail
3 1 (0.99%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 22 (21.78%) Support Engineer
2 12 (11.88%) Analyst
3 10 (9.90%) Developer
4 8 (7.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (6.93%) Desktop Support
6 6 (5.94%) Service Analyst
6 6 (5.94%) 2nd Line Support
7 5 (4.95%) Administrator
7 5 (4.95%) Desktop Engineer
7 5 (4.95%) IT Support Engineer
7 5 (4.95%) Server Engineer
7 5 (4.95%) Configuration Manager
7 5 (4.95%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 5 (4.95%) IT Support
8 4 (3.96%) Support Analyst
8 4 (3.96%) Systems Administrator
8 4 (3.96%) Network Engineer
8 4 (3.96%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 4 (3.96%) Wintel Support
8 4 (3.96%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.92%) .NET
1 8 (7.92%) ASP.NET
2 6 (5.94%) Web Services
2 6 (5.94%) MDX
3 4 (3.96%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 15 (14.85%) Clustering
2 8 (7.92%) N-Tier
3 6 (5.94%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.96%) Client/Server
5 3 (2.97%) Replication
5 3 (2.97%) PDA
6 2 (1.98%) Visualisation
6 2 (1.98%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.98%) Cryptography
6 2 (1.98%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.98%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.99%) AS400
7 1 (0.99%) Performance Metrics
7 1 (0.99%) Open Source
7 1 (0.99%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 27 (26.73%) Windows Server 2003
2 26 (25.74%) Windows Server 2008
3 24 (23.76%) UNIX
4 18 (17.82%) Windows 7
5 10 (9.90%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (8.91%) Windows XP
7 8 (7.92%) Linux
8 7 (6.93%) Solaris
9 2 (1.98%) VME
9 2 (1.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (1.98%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.99%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.99%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.99%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (36.63%) ITIL
2 20 (19.80%) Service Delivery
3 13 (12.87%) Change Management
4 9 (8.91%) Service Management
4 9 (8.91%) Configuration Management
5 8 (7.92%) Data Management
5 8 (7.92%) Business Intelligence
5 8 (7.92%) Incident Management
6 7 (6.93%) Knowledge Management
6 7 (6.93%) Migration
6 7 (6.93%) Web Design
7 6 (5.94%) Problem Management
7 6 (5.94%) Root Cause Analysis
8 5 (4.95%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (4.95%) Business Continuity
8 5 (4.95%) Network Monitoring
9 4 (3.96%) CMMI
10 3 (2.97%) Validation
10 3 (2.97%) PRINCE2
10 3 (2.97%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (21.78%) SQL
2 8 (7.92%) VBScript
2 8 (7.92%) C#
2 8 (7.92%) VB.NET
2 8 (7.92%) VBA
3 7 (6.93%) Perl
4 6 (5.94%) VB
4 6 (5.94%) Java
5 5 (4.95%) PL/SQL
5 5 (4.95%) PowerShell
6 2 (1.98%) Korn
6 2 (1.98%) C
6 2 (1.98%) C++
7 1 (0.99%) PHP
7 1 (0.99%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.99%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 43 (42.57%) Security Cleared
2 27 (26.73%) SC Cleared
3 13 (12.87%) DV Cleared
4 10 (9.90%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (6.93%) MCSA
6 6 (5.94%) MCSE
7 2 (1.98%) Degree
8 1 (0.99%) CCNP
8 1 (0.99%) CCA
8 1 (0.99%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (0.99%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.94%) ISO 9001
2 3 (2.97%) QA
2 3 (2.97%) JSP 440
3 2 (1.98%) SLA
System Software
1 35 (34.65%) Active Directory
2 17 (16.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (7.92%) Hyper-V
4 5 (4.95%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (3.96%) Terminal Services
6 3 (2.97%) vSphere
7 2 (1.98%) NFS
7 2 (1.98%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.99%) XenApp
8 1 (0.99%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 23 (22.77%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 5 (4.95%) HP SIM
3 4 (3.96%) OpenView
4 3 (2.97%) SCCM
4 3 (2.97%) WhatsUp Gold
5 2 (1.98%) SolarWinds Orion
5 2 (1.98%) Unicenter
6 1 (0.99%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.99%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.99%) SCOM
6 1 (0.99%) Puppet
6 1 (0.99%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 40 (39.60%) Microsoft
2 22 (21.78%) VMware
3 17 (16.83%) HP
4 14 (13.86%) Cisco
5 8 (7.92%) CA
6 6 (5.94%) Oracle
6 6 (5.94%) Lotus
6 6 (5.94%) Citrix
7 4 (3.96%) Borland
8 3 (2.97%) Juniper
8 3 (2.97%) EMC
8 3 (2.97%) CheckPoint
8 3 (2.97%) McAfee
8 3 (2.97%) TippingPoint
8 3 (2.97%) SolarWinds
8 3 (2.97%) 3PAR
9 2 (1.98%) F5
9 2 (1.98%) Rogue Wave
9 2 (1.98%) IBM
9 2 (1.98%) Red Hat