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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 2 22 4
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -18
Contract jobs citing Windows 287 72 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 23.80% 8.50% 18.58%
As % of the Operating Systems category 56.27% 31.86% 56.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 187 22 58
Median daily rate £320 £305 £266
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.91% +14.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £190 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £361 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £305
% change year-on-year
- +6.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 14 15
Median hourly rate £28.00 £21.64 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.41% +60.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.37 £15.26 £9.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £41.35 £29.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.60 £15.26 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-4.35% -4.62%
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
510 226 180
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 42.29% 26.68% 32.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 356 128 108
Median daily rate £320 £425 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.70% +37.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £243 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £575 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 21 17
Median hourly rate £28.50 £37.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.97% +174.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £15.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £43.00 £29.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-6.06% -

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 30 September 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 30 September 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 30 September 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 +19 278 £321 +16.72% 16
Sunderland +1 5 - - 1
Windows
North East

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 30 September 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.

1 473 (62.48%) Windows Server
2 459 (60.63%) Microsoft
3 406 (53.63%) Active Directory
4 390 (51.52%) Security Cleared
5 330 (43.59%) SC Cleared
6 322 (42.54%) ITIL
7 296 (39.10%) HP
8 248 (32.76%) DNS
8 248 (32.76%) DHCP
9 239 (31.57%) VMware
10 223 (29.46%) Unix
11 221 (29.19%) Windows Server 2008
12 214 (28.27%) SQL
13 204 (26.95%) Citrix
14 199 (26.29%) Linux
15 191 (25.23%) Windows Server 2003
16 190 (25.10%) SQL Server
17 185 (24.44%) Oracle
18 182 (24.04%) BPSS Clearance
19 149 (19.68%) Degree
20 146 (19.29%) Computer Science
21 141 (18.63%) VMware Infrastructure
21 141 (18.63%) PowerShell
22 139 (18.36%) Service Delivery
22 139 (18.36%) Microsoft Certification
23 136 (17.97%) XenApp
24 133 (17.57%) MS Excel
25 128 (16.91%) Solaris
26 125 (16.51%) AIX
27 124 (16.38%) Problem Management

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
1 109 (14.40%) IIS
2 105 (13.87%) MS Exchange
3 96 (12.68%) Exchange Server 2010
4 88 (11.62%) WebLogic
5 85 (11.23%) Skype for Business
6 68 (8.98%) Exchange Server 2013
7 64 (8.45%) SharePoint
8 41 (5.42%) OpenStack
9 31 (4.10%) Apache
10 28 (3.70%) Office Communications Server
11 27 (3.57%) WebSphere
12 26 (3.43%) MQSeries
13 24 (3.17%) WebSphere Application Server
14 22 (2.91%) Tuxedo
15 21 (2.77%) Oracle HTTP Server
15 21 (2.77%) SharePoint 2010
16 20 (2.64%) IBM Notes
16 20 (2.64%) SharePoint 2013
17 18 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2003
17 18 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 133 (17.57%) MS Excel
2 45 (5.94%) MS Office
3 3 (0.40%) MS Project
3 3 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.13%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 14 (1.85%) OpenText MBPM
2 8 (1.06%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.26%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 1 (0.13%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 74 (9.78%) Office 365
2 20 (2.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (2.11%) IaaS
4 13 (1.72%) PaaS
4 13 (1.72%) SaaS
5 12 (1.59%) HP Helion
6 9 (1.19%) Amazon AWS
7 3 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (0.40%) Google App Engine
7 3 (0.40%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.26%) DigitalOcean
8 2 (0.26%) GitHub
8 2 (0.26%) Google Analytics
8 2 (0.26%) Linode
8 2 (0.26%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 248 (32.76%) DHCP
1 248 (32.76%) DNS
2 85 (11.23%) TCP/IP
3 84 (11.10%) Firewall
4 52 (6.87%) SAN
5 48 (6.34%) Skype
6 27 (3.57%) HTTP
7 24 (3.17%) SSL
8 23 (3.04%) Internet
9 21 (2.77%) HTTPS
10 20 (2.64%) Intranet
11 19 (2.51%) SMS
12 16 (2.11%) 3G
12 16 (2.11%) Wi-Fi
13 14 (1.85%) NAS
14 13 (1.72%) Kerberos
15 11 (1.45%) LDAP
16 9 (1.19%) BIG-IP
16 9 (1.19%) VPN
17 8 (1.06%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 190 (25.10%) SQL Server
2 52 (6.87%) DB2
3 30 (3.96%) SQL Server 2008
4 21 (2.77%) SQL Server 2005
5 16 (2.11%) Relational Database
5 16 (2.11%) SQL Server 2012
6 15 (1.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 14 (1.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 10 (1.32%) RDBMS
9 9 (1.19%) MySQL
10 8 (1.06%) Oracle Database
11 3 (0.40%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 3 (0.40%) PostgreSQL
11 3 (0.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 2 (0.26%) BusinessObjects
12 2 (0.26%) Data Warehouse
12 2 (0.26%) DataStage
12 2 (0.26%) IBM InfoSphere
13 1 (0.13%) Adabas
13 1 (0.13%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 44 (5.81%) MSI
2 14 (1.85%) Visual Studio
3 13 (1.72%) JIRA
4 12 (1.59%) LoadRunner
5 9 (1.19%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (1.06%) HP UFT
7 7 (0.92%) Jenkins
7 7 (0.92%) JMeter
8 5 (0.66%) Facilita Forecast
9 4 (0.53%) Git (software)
9 4 (0.53%) LoadUI
9 4 (0.53%) NMock
9 4 (0.53%) SoapUI
9 4 (0.53%) WiX
10 3 (0.40%) Cucumber
10 3 (0.40%) Selenium
10 3 (0.40%) Travis CI
11 2 (0.26%) GitLab
11 2 (0.26%) Subversion
11 2 (0.26%) Vagrant
General
1 20 (2.64%) Finance
2 13 (1.72%) Manufacturing
3 4 (0.53%) Advertising
4 2 (0.26%) Banking
4 2 (0.26%) Marketing
4 2 (0.26%) Military
5 1 (0.13%) Games
5 1 (0.13%) German Language
5 1 (0.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 141 (18.63%) Support Engineer
2 38 (5.02%) Virtualisation Engineer
3 36 (4.76%) Wintel Engineer
4 35 (4.62%) Analyst
5 34 (4.49%) Desktop Engineer
5 34 (4.49%) Desktop Support
6 31 (4.10%) Developer
7 30 (3.96%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 28 (3.70%) Support Specialist
9 27 (3.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 26 (3.43%) 2nd Line Support
10 26 (3.43%) Consultant
11 23 (3.04%) Active Directory Engineer
11 23 (3.04%) Unix Engineer
12 22 (2.91%) 3rd Line Support
12 22 (2.91%) Backup Engineer
13 21 (2.77%) Unix Support
14 20 (2.64%) Messaging Support
15 19 (2.51%) Storage Engineer
15 19 (2.51%) Unix Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (9.91%) Middleware
2 36 (4.76%) .NET
3 27 (3.57%) ASP.NET
4 25 (3.30%) J2EE
5 23 (3.04%) IBM Integration Bus
6 20 (2.64%) XML
7 19 (2.51%) HTML
8 18 (2.38%) Web Services
9 13 (1.72%) .NET Framework
10 8 (1.06%) CSS
10 8 (1.06%) JSP
11 6 (0.79%) jQuery
12 5 (0.66%) ASP.NET MVC
12 5 (0.66%) ASP.NET Web API
12 5 (0.66%) Entity Framework
12 5 (0.66%) Regular Expression
13 4 (0.53%) JSON
13 4 (0.53%) Software Packaging
14 3 (0.40%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 3 (0.40%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 146 (19.29%) Computer Science
2 74 (9.78%) Management Information System
3 64 (8.45%) Clustering
4 29 (3.83%) Data Centre
5 25 (3.30%) Analytical Skills
6 22 (2.91%) Mainframe
7 18 (2.38%) PKI
8 17 (2.25%) Fat Client
8 17 (2.25%) Hybrid Cloud
8 17 (2.25%) Thin Client
9 15 (1.98%) Enterprise Software
10 13 (1.72%) Blackberry
10 13 (1.72%) Visualisation
11 12 (1.59%) Replication
12 11 (1.45%) User Experience
13 10 (1.32%) Mobile App
14 9 (1.19%) CMDB
14 9 (1.19%) Performance Metrics
14 9 (1.19%) Private Cloud
15 8 (1.06%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 473 (62.48%) Windows Server
2 223 (29.46%) Unix
3 221 (29.19%) Windows Server 2008
4 199 (26.29%) Linux
5 191 (25.23%) Windows Server 2003
6 128 (16.91%) Solaris
7 125 (16.51%) AIX
8 114 (15.06%) Windows Server 2012
9 81 (10.70%) Windows 7
10 41 (5.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 32 (4.23%) Android
11 32 (4.23%) Apple iOS
11 32 (4.23%) HPUX
12 30 (3.96%) Windows XP
13 22 (2.91%) OS/390
14 13 (1.72%) Windows 8
15 11 (1.45%) Windows Phone
16 9 (1.19%) Windows 10
17 8 (1.06%) Windows Mobile
18 7 (0.92%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 322 (42.54%) ITIL
2 139 (18.36%) Service Delivery
3 124 (16.38%) Problem Management
4 119 (15.72%) Incident Management
5 114 (15.06%) Change Management
6 103 (13.61%) Root Cause Analysis
7 87 (11.49%) Release Management
8 82 (10.83%) Software Delivery
9 72 (9.51%) Project Management
10 66 (8.72%) Migration
11 62 (8.19%) Configuration Management
12 57 (7.53%) QMS
13 43 (5.68%) Business Continuity
14 40 (5.28%) Server Building
15 39 (5.15%) Load Balancing
16 36 (4.76%) Mentoring
16 36 (4.76%) Quality Management
17 35 (4.62%) Content Management
18 34 (4.49%) Operational Acceptance Testing
19 32 (4.23%) Application Packaging
Programming Languages
1 214 (28.27%) SQL
2 141 (18.63%) PowerShell
3 110 (14.53%) VB
4 95 (12.55%) Perl
5 80 (10.57%) Java
6 70 (9.25%) Shell Script
7 55 (7.27%) VBScript
8 41 (5.42%) T-SQL
9 35 (4.62%) C
9 35 (4.62%) C#
10 32 (4.23%) JavaScript
11 21 (2.77%) Python
12 16 (2.11%) C++
13 9 (1.19%) Jython
13 9 (1.19%) Korn
14 8 (1.06%) PHP
14 8 (1.06%) Ruby
15 7 (0.92%) Bash Shell
16 6 (0.79%) PL/SQL
16 6 (0.79%) VB6
Qualifications
1 390 (51.52%) Security Cleared
2 330 (43.59%) SC Cleared
3 182 (24.04%) BPSS Clearance
4 149 (19.68%) Degree
5 139 (18.36%) Microsoft Certification
6 91 (12.02%) MCSE
7 26 (3.43%) MCSA
8 25 (3.30%) AAT
9 19 (2.51%) ITIL Certification
10 17 (2.25%) MCP
11 10 (1.32%) Cisco Certification
11 10 (1.32%) MCITP
12 9 (1.19%) CCNA
12 9 (1.19%) CCNP
12 9 (1.19%) MCTS
13 8 (1.06%) CISSP
13 8 (1.06%) DV Cleared
13 8 (1.06%) MCDBA
13 8 (1.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 3 (0.40%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 121 (15.98%) Disclosure Scotland
2 100 (13.21%) SLA
3 39 (5.15%) ISO 9001
4 14 (1.85%) QA
5 8 (1.06%) JSP 440
System Software
1 406 (53.63%) Active Directory
2 141 (18.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 136 (17.97%) XenApp
4 123 (16.25%) Microsoft App-V
5 100 (13.21%) XenServer
6 98 (12.95%) XenDesktop
7 61 (8.06%) Hyper-V
8 45 (5.94%) vSphere
9 25 (3.30%) Terminal Services
10 18 (2.38%) Firmware
10 18 (2.38%) VMware ESXi
11 17 (2.25%) DFS Replication
12 13 (1.72%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 13 (1.72%) Virtual Servers
13 9 (1.19%) VMware Workstation
14 8 (1.06%) Veritas Volume Manager
15 7 (0.92%) Brightmail
15 7 (0.92%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
16 6 (0.79%) NFS
16 6 (0.79%) Xen
Systems Management
1 92 (12.15%) SCCM
2 90 (11.89%) Tivoli
3 65 (8.59%) HP SiteScope
4 63 (8.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 52 (6.87%) MOM
6 51 (6.74%) XenMobile
7 44 (5.81%) Microsoft Clustering
8 43 (5.68%) SafeCom
9 39 (5.15%) NetBackup
10 37 (4.89%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 37 (4.89%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 32 (4.23%) EdgeSight
11 32 (4.23%) OpenView
12 29 (3.83%) HP Data Protector
13 21 (2.77%) Perfmon
14 18 (2.38%) AirWatch
14 18 (2.38%) Puppet
15 15 (1.98%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
16 14 (1.85%) HP SIM
17 13 (1.72%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 459 (60.63%) Microsoft
2 296 (39.10%) HP
3 239 (31.57%) VMware
4 204 (26.95%) Citrix
5 185 (24.44%) Oracle
6 114 (15.06%) AppSense
7 102 (13.47%) CA
8 95 (12.55%) ServiceNow
9 62 (8.19%) ThinPrint
10 57 (7.53%) SAP
11 56 (7.40%) BMC
12 54 (7.13%) Symantec
13 40 (5.28%) IBM
14 36 (4.76%) Red Hat
15 25 (3.30%) Sun
16 24 (3.17%) Intel Security
17 20 (2.64%) Lotus
18 18 (2.38%) Lumension
19 16 (2.11%) Axway
20 15 (1.98%) Cisco
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