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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 28 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 3 4 6
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows 464 97 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 32.56% 15.59% 18.16%
As % of the Operating Systems category 68.64% 54.49% 56.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 291 48 46
Median daily rate £280 £338 £235
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.27% +44.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £120 £197
10% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £551 £356
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 20 8
Median hourly rate £28.00 £13.50 £18.04
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+107.40% -25.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.85 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £30.65 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% +6.89%
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
676 178 130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 47.44% 28.62% 32.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 441 99 88
Median daily rate £281 £295 £261
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.91% +12.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £125 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £500 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 20 8
Median hourly rate £28.00 £13.50 £10.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+107.40% +28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.13 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £39.35 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +10.00%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Tyne and Wear region citing Windows as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 28 June 2016.

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 28 June 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 28 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Newcastle upon Tyne +1 450 £280 -17.27% 23
Sunderland +1 7 £99 - 1
Gateshead - 1 - - 1
North Tyneside - 1 £338 -
Windows
North East

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 28 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Tyne and Wear region with a requirement for Windows.

1 290 (57.43%) Windows Server
2 281 (55.64%) Active Directory
3 280 (55.45%) Microsoft
4 260 (51.49%) Security Cleared
5 222 (43.96%) SC Cleared
5 222 (43.96%) ITIL
6 202 (40.00%) HP
7 191 (37.82%) DHCP
7 191 (37.82%) DNS
8 180 (35.64%) VMware
9 174 (34.46%) Citrix
10 157 (31.09%) SQL
11 156 (30.89%) Unix
12 155 (30.69%) Windows Server 2008
13 139 (27.52%) Linux
14 136 (26.93%) Windows Server 2003
15 134 (26.53%) Oracle
16 121 (23.96%) BPSS Clearance
17 120 (23.76%) XenApp
18 119 (23.56%) SQL Server
19 108 (21.39%) Microsoft App-V
20 105 (20.79%) Degree
21 101 (20.00%) Computer Science
22 99 (19.60%) AppSense
23 94 (18.61%) VMware Infrastructure
24 93 (18.42%) SCCM
25 92 (18.22%) Service Delivery
26 85 (16.83%) Microsoft Certification
26 85 (16.83%) Incident Management
26 85 (16.83%) Disclosure Scotland

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 68 (13.47%) MS Exchange
2 61 (12.08%) Exchange Server 2010
3 56 (11.09%) IIS
4 52 (10.30%) WebLogic
5 50 (9.90%) Skype for Business
6 34 (6.73%) Exchange Server 2013
7 29 (5.74%) SharePoint
8 21 (4.16%) Apache
9 17 (3.37%) IBM Notes
10 16 (3.17%) OpenStack
11 14 (2.77%) MQSeries
11 14 (2.77%) Office Communications Server
12 13 (2.57%) SharePoint 2010
13 12 (2.38%) SharePoint 2013
13 12 (2.38%) WebSphere
13 12 (2.38%) WebSphere Application Server
14 11 (2.18%) JBoss
15 10 (1.98%) Tuxedo
16 9 (1.78%) Oracle HTTP Server
17 8 (1.58%) iPlanet
Applications
1 84 (16.63%) MS Excel
2 37 (7.33%) MS Office
3 3 (0.59%) MS Project
3 3 (0.59%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.20%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (1.19%) OpenText MBPM
2 3 (0.59%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 1 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 33 (6.53%) Office 365
2 6 (1.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.59%) IaaS
3 3 (0.59%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 191 (37.82%) DHCP
1 191 (37.82%) DNS
2 65 (12.87%) Firewall
3 55 (10.89%) TCP/IP
4 40 (7.92%) SAN
5 22 (4.36%) SMS
6 20 (3.96%) 3G
6 20 (3.96%) Wi-Fi
7 17 (3.37%) Internet
7 17 (3.37%) Skype
8 15 (2.97%) LDAP
9 13 (2.57%) Intranet
9 13 (2.57%) SSH
10 11 (2.18%) SSL
11 10 (1.98%) HTTP
12 8 (1.58%) BIG-IP
12 8 (1.58%) HTTPS
12 8 (1.58%) OpenLDAP
13 6 (1.19%) Kerberos
13 6 (1.19%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 119 (23.56%) SQL Server
2 40 (7.92%) DB2
3 30 (5.94%) SQL Server 2008
4 18 (3.56%) SQL Server 2005
5 14 (2.77%) SQL Server 2012
5 14 (2.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 11 (2.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 9 (1.78%) Relational Database
8 8 (1.58%) Oracle Database
9 5 (0.99%) MySQL
9 5 (0.99%) RDBMS
10 4 (0.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 3 (0.59%) BusinessObjects
11 3 (0.59%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 1 (0.20%) Data Warehouse
12 1 (0.20%) PostgreSQL
12 1 (0.20%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 34 (6.73%) MSI
2 12 (2.38%) HP UFT
2 12 (2.38%) LoadRunner
3 11 (2.18%) Facilita Forecast
3 11 (2.18%) Visual Studio
4 7 (1.39%) JIRA
5 3 (0.59%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.20%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.20%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.20%) JMeter
6 1 (0.20%) JUnit
6 1 (0.20%) Selenium
General
1 15 (2.97%) Finance
2 8 (1.58%) Manufacturing
3 3 (0.59%) Advertising
4 2 (0.40%) Banking
4 2 (0.40%) Marketing
4 2 (0.40%) Military
4 2 (0.40%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.20%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 94 (18.61%) Support Engineer
2 34 (6.73%) Desktop Support
3 31 (6.14%) Virtualisation Engineer
4 28 (5.54%) Desktop Engineer
5 25 (4.95%) 2nd Line Support
6 23 (4.55%) Analyst
6 23 (4.55%) Wintel Engineer
7 22 (4.36%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 18 (3.56%) Wintel Support
9 17 (3.37%) Consultant
9 17 (3.37%) Developer
10 16 (3.17%) 3rd Line Support
11 15 (2.97%) Backup Engineer
11 15 (2.97%) Server Support
12 14 (2.77%) Support Specialist
13 13 (2.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 13 (2.57%) Messaging Support
13 13 (2.57%) Storage Engineer
14 12 (2.38%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
14 12 (2.38%) 2nd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (7.92%) Middleware
2 18 (3.56%) J2EE
3 9 (1.78%) .NET
3 9 (1.78%) IBM Integration Bus
4 8 (1.58%) HTML
4 8 (1.58%) JSP
5 5 (0.99%) ASP.NET
5 5 (0.99%) Software Packaging
5 5 (0.99%) Web Services
6 4 (0.79%) Regular Expression
7 3 (0.59%) MDX
7 3 (0.59%) WebSphere MQ
8 2 (0.40%) ADO
8 2 (0.40%) JSON
8 2 (0.40%) Oracle GoldenGate
8 2 (0.40%) XML
9 1 (0.20%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 1 (0.20%) HTML5
9 1 (0.20%) JMS
9 1 (0.20%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 101 (20.00%) Computer Science
2 58 (11.49%) Management Information System
3 40 (7.92%) Clustering
4 22 (4.36%) Analytical Skills
4 22 (4.36%) Mainframe
5 21 (4.16%) Data Centre
5 21 (4.16%) Fat Client
5 21 (4.16%) Thin Client
6 12 (2.38%) PKI
7 11 (2.18%) Performance Metrics
8 10 (1.98%) Hybrid Cloud
9 9 (1.78%) AS400
9 9 (1.78%) Replication
9 9 (1.78%) Tandem
9 9 (1.78%) User Experience
10 8 (1.58%) Visualisation
11 7 (1.39%) Blackberry
11 7 (1.39%) Cryptography
11 7 (1.39%) IBM Mainframe
12 6 (1.19%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 290 (57.43%) Windows Server
2 156 (30.89%) Unix
3 155 (30.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 139 (27.52%) Linux
5 136 (26.93%) Windows Server 2003
6 76 (15.05%) Solaris
7 75 (14.85%) AIX
8 65 (12.87%) Windows 7
9 53 (10.50%) Windows Server 2012
10 35 (6.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 28 (5.54%) Windows XP
12 23 (4.55%) HPUX
13 15 (2.97%) Apple iOS
14 14 (2.77%) Android
15 10 (1.98%) Windows 8
16 9 (1.78%) OS/390
17 7 (1.39%) Windows Phone
17 7 (1.39%) zOS
18 5 (0.99%) Windows 10
19 3 (0.59%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 222 (43.96%) ITIL
2 92 (18.22%) Service Delivery
3 85 (16.83%) Incident Management
4 79 (15.64%) Problem Management
5 78 (15.45%) Software Delivery
6 68 (13.47%) Root Cause Analysis
7 62 (12.28%) Change Management
8 53 (10.50%) Project Management
9 52 (10.30%) Release Management
10 39 (7.72%) Configuration Management
10 39 (7.72%) Mentoring
11 33 (6.53%) Business Continuity
12 32 (6.34%) Server Building
13 31 (6.14%) Operational Acceptance Testing
14 30 (5.94%) QMS
15 27 (5.35%) Migration
16 26 (5.15%) High Availability
17 24 (4.75%) ITIL V3
18 23 (4.55%) Content Management
18 23 (4.55%) Server Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 157 (31.09%) SQL
2 79 (15.64%) PowerShell
3 74 (14.65%) VB
4 69 (13.66%) Perl
5 46 (9.11%) Java
6 45 (8.91%) Shell Script
6 45 (8.91%) VBScript
7 31 (6.14%) T-SQL
8 13 (2.57%) C
9 12 (2.38%) Korn
9 12 (2.38%) PL/SQL
10 9 (1.78%) C++
11 8 (1.58%) C#
12 6 (1.19%) Python
13 5 (0.99%) Bash Shell
13 5 (0.99%) VB.NET
14 4 (0.79%) Bourne shell
14 4 (0.79%) JavaScript
15 3 (0.59%) Scala
15 3 (0.59%) VBA
Qualifications
1 260 (51.49%) Security Cleared
2 222 (43.96%) SC Cleared
3 121 (23.96%) BPSS Clearance
4 105 (20.79%) Degree
5 85 (16.83%) Microsoft Certification
6 46 (9.11%) MCSE
7 21 (4.16%) AAT
8 18 (3.56%) MCP
9 10 (1.98%) CCNA
9 10 (1.98%) Cisco Certification
10 9 (1.78%) CCNP
10 9 (1.78%) MCDBA
10 9 (1.78%) MCITP
10 9 (1.78%) MCSA
11 8 (1.58%) MCTS
11 8 (1.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 7 (1.39%) DV Cleared
13 6 (1.19%) CISSP
13 6 (1.19%) ISTQB
13 6 (1.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 85 (16.83%) Disclosure Scotland
2 69 (13.66%) SLA
3 22 (4.36%) ISO 9001
4 14 (2.77%) QA
5 8 (1.58%) JSP 440
System Software
1 281 (55.64%) Active Directory
2 120 (23.76%) XenApp
3 108 (21.39%) Microsoft App-V
4 94 (18.61%) VMware Infrastructure
5 84 (16.63%) XenServer
6 82 (16.24%) XenDesktop
7 42 (8.32%) Hyper-V
8 27 (5.35%) vSphere
9 22 (4.36%) Terminal Services
10 11 (2.18%) Firmware
11 8 (1.58%) DFS Replication
12 7 (1.39%) NFS
12 7 (1.39%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
12 7 (1.39%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 6 (1.19%) Brightmail
14 4 (0.79%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 4 (0.79%) Virtual Servers
15 3 (0.59%) Docker
15 3 (0.59%) Oracle RAC
16 2 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 93 (18.42%) SCCM
2 65 (12.87%) Tivoli
3 58 (11.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 46 (9.11%) HP SiteScope
5 39 (7.72%) XenMobile
6 37 (7.33%) MOM
7 36 (7.13%) Microsoft Clustering
8 34 (6.73%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 34 (6.73%) SafeCom
9 31 (6.14%) NetBackup
10 30 (5.94%) OpenView
10 30 (5.94%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 24 (4.75%) EdgeSight
12 23 (4.55%) HP Data Protector
13 18 (3.56%) Perfmon
14 13 (2.57%) EMC NetWorker
15 11 (2.18%) HP SIM
15 11 (2.18%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
16 7 (1.39%) Opscode Chef
16 7 (1.39%) Puppet
Vendors
1 280 (55.45%) Microsoft
2 202 (40.00%) HP
3 180 (35.64%) VMware
4 174 (34.46%) Citrix
5 134 (26.53%) Oracle
6 99 (19.60%) AppSense
7 64 (12.67%) CA
8 57 (11.29%) ServiceNow
9 55 (10.89%) ThinPrint
10 45 (8.91%) SAP
11 42 (8.32%) Symantec
12 38 (7.52%) Red Hat
13 37 (7.33%) BMC
14 25 (4.95%) IBM
15 18 (3.56%) Sun
16 17 (3.37%) Lotus
17 16 (3.17%) Intel Security
18 13 (2.57%) Cisco
19 12 (2.38%) Lumension
20 10 (1.98%) Altiris
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