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 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 9 7 12
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +5
Contract jobs citing Windows 79 60 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 12.95% 12.85% 8.51%
As % of the Operating Systems category 44.38% 46.88% 36.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 39 2
Average daily rate
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£325 £235 £183
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.29% +28.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £147 £149
10% offered a daily rate of more than £573 £350 £217
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £318
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -5.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 7 9
Average hourly rate £13.71 £16.08 £10.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.73% +51.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.30 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £25.00 £18.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.45
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -2.91%
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
178 128 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 29.18% 27.41% 23.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 84 19
Average daily rate £300 £260 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -0.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £197 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £425 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 7 9
Average hourly rate £13.00 £10.50 £10.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.80% -1.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £25.00 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -4.32%

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 May 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 May 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 May 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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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 73 £325 +38.29% 20
Sunderland -6 3 - -
Windows
North East

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 51 (43.97%) Microsoft
2 43 (37.07%) Security Cleared
3 41 (35.34%) ITIL
4 36 (31.03%) Active Directory
5 32 (27.59%) Windows 7
6 31 (26.72%) Migration
7 28 (24.14%) Windows Server 2003
7 28 (24.14%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 28 (24.14%) Windows Server 2008
8 27 (23.28%) SC Cleared
9 22 (18.97%) DNS
10 21 (18.10%) DHCP
11 19 (16.38%) HP
11 19 (16.38%) MS Excel
12 17 (14.66%) UNIX
13 16 (13.79%) VMware
14 15 (12.93%) Service Management
14 15 (12.93%) Data Centre
15 14 (12.07%) Service Delivery
15 14 (12.07%) SharePoint
16 13 (11.21%) SQL Server
16 13 (11.21%) Finance
16 13 (11.21%) Incident Management
17 12 (10.34%) Problem Management
17 12 (10.34%) MS Office
17 12 (10.34%) SAN
17 12 (10.34%) Cisco
17 12 (10.34%) Server Building
17 12 (10.34%) Windows Server 2012
18 11 (9.48%) Microsoft Certification

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 14 (12.07%) SharePoint
2 11 (9.48%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.72%) WebLogic
3 2 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.86%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.86%) IIS
4 1 (0.86%) JBoss
4 1 (0.86%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 19 (16.38%) MS Excel
2 12 (10.34%) MS Office
3 3 (2.59%) MS Visio
3 3 (2.59%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.86%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.86%) Windchill
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.86%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 22 (18.97%) DNS
2 21 (18.10%) DHCP
3 12 (10.34%) SAN
4 7 (6.03%) Internet
5 6 (5.17%) Firewall
5 6 (5.17%) VLAN
5 6 (5.17%) LAN
5 6 (5.17%) WAN
6 5 (4.31%) Cisco IOS
6 5 (4.31%) Junos
6 5 (4.31%) VPN
7 3 (2.59%) Network Security
7 3 (2.59%) SSL
8 2 (1.72%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (1.72%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (1.72%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 2 (1.72%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 1 (0.86%) SSH
9 1 (0.86%) 3G
9 1 (0.86%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (11.21%) SQL Server
2 9 (7.76%) Relational Database
3 4 (3.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (2.59%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (2.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.72%) DTS
5 2 (1.72%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (1.72%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.86%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.86%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.86%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.86%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (3.45%) StarTeam
2 2 (1.72%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.86%) Toad
3 1 (0.86%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (0.86%) LoadRunner
3 1 (0.86%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.86%) Facilita Forecast
General
1 13 (11.21%) Finance
2 2 (1.72%) Retail
3 1 (0.86%) Automotive
3 1 (0.86%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 26 (22.41%) Analyst
2 17 (14.66%) Support Engineer
3 15 (12.93%) Service Analyst
3 15 (12.93%) Wintel Engineer
4 12 (10.34%) Service Desk Analyst
5 11 (9.48%) Desktop Engineer
6 9 (7.76%) 2nd Line Support
6 9 (7.76%) Support Analyst
6 9 (7.76%) Desktop Support
7 8 (6.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 7 (6.03%) Integration Manager
9 6 (5.17%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 6 (5.17%) Technical Leader
9 6 (5.17%) Build Engineer
10 5 (4.31%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 5 (4.31%) Server Engineer
10 5 (4.31%) Network Engineer
11 4 (3.45%) Configuration Manager
11 4 (3.45%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
11 4 (3.45%) Wintel Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.72%) HTML
1 2 (1.72%) .NET
1 2 (1.72%) CSS
1 2 (1.72%) JSON
1 2 (1.72%) WPF
1 2 (1.72%) jQuery
1 2 (1.72%) HTML5
1 2 (1.72%) WebSockets
1 2 (1.72%) Android SDK
2 1 (0.86%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (0.86%) Middleware
2 1 (0.86%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 15 (12.93%) Data Centre
2 11 (9.48%) Client/Server
3 6 (5.17%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (5.17%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (4.31%) Management Information System
4 5 (4.31%) Clustering
5 4 (3.45%) Mainframe
6 3 (2.59%) Cryptography
6 3 (2.59%) PDA
6 3 (2.59%) Replication
7 2 (1.72%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.72%) User Experience
8 1 (0.86%) Performance Metrics
8 1 (0.86%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.86%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.86%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.86%) EPoS
8 1 (0.86%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.86%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 32 (27.59%) Windows 7
2 28 (24.14%) Windows Server 2008
2 28 (24.14%) Windows Server 2003
3 17 (14.66%) UNIX
4 12 (10.34%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (9.48%) Windows XP
6 7 (6.03%) Linux
7 6 (5.17%) Solaris
8 4 (3.45%) VME
9 2 (1.72%) Android
9 2 (1.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.86%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.86%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.86%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.86%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (35.34%) ITIL
2 31 (26.72%) Migration
3 15 (12.93%) Service Management
4 14 (12.07%) Service Delivery
5 13 (11.21%) Incident Management
6 12 (10.34%) Problem Management
6 12 (10.34%) Server Building
7 10 (8.62%) Change Control
7 10 (8.62%) Change Management
7 10 (8.62%) Validation
8 8 (6.90%) PRINCE2
8 8 (6.90%) Configuration Management
8 8 (6.90%) Data Migration
9 7 (6.03%) Integration Testing
9 7 (6.03%) Software Delivery
10 5 (4.31%) Continuous Improvement
10 5 (4.31%) Information Security
10 5 (4.31%) Business Continuity
10 5 (4.31%) Supplier Management
10 5 (4.31%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (6.90%) SQL
2 5 (4.31%) Java
2 5 (4.31%) Perl
3 3 (2.59%) T-SQL
4 2 (1.72%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.72%) C#
4 2 (1.72%) PL/SQL
4 2 (1.72%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.86%) PHP
5 1 (0.86%) C
5 1 (0.86%) VB
5 1 (0.86%) VBA
5 1 (0.86%) Ruby
5 1 (0.86%) Korn
Qualifications
1 43 (37.07%) Security Cleared
2 27 (23.28%) SC Cleared
3 11 (9.48%) DV Cleared
3 11 (9.48%) MCSE
3 11 (9.48%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (6.03%) ISEB
5 6 (5.17%) Degree
6 4 (3.45%) APMP
7 1 (0.86%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.17%) ISO 9001
2 5 (4.31%) JSP 440
3 4 (3.45%) QA
4 2 (1.72%) SLA
System Software
1 36 (31.03%) Active Directory
2 11 (9.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (5.17%) Hyper-V
3 6 (5.17%) vSphere
4 5 (4.31%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (3.45%) XenApp
6 3 (2.59%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.86%) NFS
7 1 (0.86%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 28 (24.14%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 7 (6.03%) SCCM
3 3 (2.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (2.59%) WhatsUp Gold
4 2 (1.72%) WSUS
4 2 (1.72%) SCOM
4 2 (1.72%) Unicenter
5 1 (0.86%) OpenView
5 1 (0.86%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.86%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.86%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (0.86%) Puppet
5 1 (0.86%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 51 (43.97%) Microsoft
2 19 (16.38%) HP
3 16 (13.79%) VMware
4 12 (10.34%) Cisco
5 7 (6.03%) CheckPoint
6 6 (5.17%) Citrix
7 5 (4.31%) Juniper
7 5 (4.31%) Dell
7 5 (4.31%) EMC
7 5 (4.31%) McAfee
7 5 (4.31%) TippingPoint
7 5 (4.31%) 3PAR
7 5 (4.31%) F5
8 4 (3.45%) CA
9 3 (2.59%) Oracle
9 3 (2.59%) Borland
9 3 (2.59%) Riverbed
9 3 (2.59%) Crossbeam
10 2 (1.72%) Red Hat
10 2 (1.72%) Sophos
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