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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 14 10 15
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +5
Contract jobs citing Windows 50 79 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 9.31% 14.79% 10.00%
As % of the Operating Systems category 38.17% 45.66% 37.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 55 2
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£325 £240 £140
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.41% +71.42%
UK excluding London average daily rate £322 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 4 6
Average hourly rate £14.13 £18.25 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.60% +15.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.55 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.35 £24.25 £19.13
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +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
131 173 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 24.39% 32.40% 26.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 120 23
Average daily rate £358 £245 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.15% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £199 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £380 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.42% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 4 6
Average hourly rate £12.00 £14.00 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -23.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.06 £22.50 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 17 April 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 0 47 £325 +38.29% 11
Sunderland -13 1 - -
Gateshead - - - - 6
Windows
North East

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 40 (40.40%) Microsoft
2 38 (38.38%) Security Cleared
3 35 (35.35%) ITIL
4 32 (32.32%) Active Directory
5 29 (29.29%) Windows Server 2008
6 28 (28.28%) Windows Server 2003
7 25 (25.25%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 24 (24.24%) SQL Server
9 23 (23.23%) SC Cleared
10 22 (22.22%) UNIX
11 21 (21.21%) Windows 7
12 19 (19.19%) MS Excel
13 18 (18.18%) Service Delivery
14 16 (16.16%) VMware
14 16 (16.16%) HP
14 16 (16.16%) Cisco
14 16 (16.16%) DNS
15 14 (14.14%) DHCP
15 14 (14.14%) SQL
15 14 (14.14%) SAN
16 13 (13.13%) Change Management
16 13 (13.13%) VMware Infrastructure
16 13 (13.13%) Migration
17 12 (12.12%) DV Cleared
17 12 (12.12%) Windows Server 2012
17 12 (12.12%) Clustering
17 12 (12.12%) Service Management
17 12 (12.12%) MS Office
18 11 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
19 10 (10.10%) Incident Management

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 10 (10.10%) MS Exchange
2 8 (8.08%) SharePoint
3 3 (3.03%) WebLogic
3 3 (3.03%) IBM Notes
4 2 (2.02%) IIS
4 2 (2.02%) JBoss
5 1 (1.01%) Lotus Domino
5 1 (1.01%) Apache
5 1 (1.01%) SAS
5 1 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.01%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 19 (19.19%) MS Excel
2 12 (12.12%) MS Office
3 3 (3.03%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.01%) Windchill
4 1 (1.01%) Adobe Creative Suite
Communications & Networking
1 16 (16.16%) DNS
2 14 (14.14%) SAN
2 14 (14.14%) DHCP
3 8 (8.08%) Firewall
4 6 (6.06%) LAN
4 6 (6.06%) WAN
4 6 (6.06%) Cisco IOS
5 5 (5.05%) Internet
6 4 (4.04%) Junos
7 3 (3.03%) Network Security
7 3 (3.03%) SSL
7 3 (3.03%) VLAN
7 3 (3.03%) LDAP
8 2 (2.02%) SSH
8 2 (2.02%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (2.02%) OpenLDAP
8 2 (2.02%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 2 (2.02%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 1 (1.01%) NAS
9 1 (1.01%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (24.24%) SQL Server
2 11 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
3 7 (7.07%) Relational Database
4 6 (6.06%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (6.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (5.05%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 5 (5.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (5.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (5.05%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (2.02%) DTS
7 1 (1.01%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (8.08%) Visual Studio
2 5 (5.05%) StarTeam
2 5 (5.05%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.01%) Facilita Forecast
3 1 (1.01%) PVCS
3 1 (1.01%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (1.01%) LoadRunner
General
1 6 (6.06%) Finance
2 2 (2.02%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.01%) Retail
3 1 (1.01%) Automotive
3 1 (1.01%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 18 (18.18%) Support Engineer
2 16 (16.16%) Analyst
3 8 (8.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 8 (8.08%) Service Analyst
3 8 (8.08%) 2nd Line Support
4 7 (7.07%) Developer
5 6 (6.06%) Desktop Support
5 6 (6.06%) Support Analyst
5 6 (6.06%) Desktop Engineer
5 6 (6.06%) Wintel Engineer
6 5 (5.05%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 5 (5.05%) IT Support Engineer
6 5 (5.05%) Configuration Manager
6 5 (5.05%) Service Desk Analyst
6 5 (5.05%) Server Engineer
6 5 (5.05%) Network Engineer
6 5 (5.05%) IT Support
7 4 (4.04%) Build Engineer
7 4 (4.04%) Administrator
7 4 (4.04%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.05%) .NET
1 5 (5.05%) ASP.NET
1 5 (5.05%) Web Services
1 5 (5.05%) MDX
2 1 (1.01%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 12 (12.12%) Clustering
2 8 (8.08%) Client/Server
3 5 (5.05%) N-Tier
4 4 (4.04%) Mainframe
4 4 (4.04%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (4.04%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (3.03%) Replication
5 3 (3.03%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.03%) Cryptography
5 3 (3.03%) PDA
6 2 (2.02%) Visualisation
7 1 (1.01%) Open Source
7 1 (1.01%) Performance Metrics
7 1 (1.01%) Mathematics
7 1 (1.01%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 29 (29.29%) Windows Server 2008
2 28 (28.28%) Windows Server 2003
3 22 (22.22%) UNIX
4 21 (21.21%) Windows 7
5 12 (12.12%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (9.09%) Windows XP
7 8 (8.08%) Linux
8 7 (7.07%) Solaris
9 4 (4.04%) VME
10 2 (2.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (1.01%) Windows 8
11 1 (1.01%) Windows Vista
11 1 (1.01%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (35.35%) ITIL
2 18 (18.18%) Service Delivery
3 13 (13.13%) Change Management
3 13 (13.13%) Migration
4 12 (12.12%) Service Management
5 10 (10.10%) Incident Management
6 9 (9.09%) Configuration Management
7 8 (8.08%) Problem Management
8 7 (7.07%) Software Delivery
9 6 (6.06%) Knowledge Management
10 5 (5.05%) Data Management
10 5 (5.05%) Continuous Improvement
10 5 (5.05%) Business Continuity
10 5 (5.05%) Web Design
10 5 (5.05%) Business Intelligence
10 5 (5.05%) Root Cause Analysis
11 4 (4.04%) Network Monitoring
11 4 (4.04%) CMMI
11 4 (4.04%) Change Control
11 4 (4.04%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (14.14%) SQL
2 7 (7.07%) Perl
3 6 (6.06%) VB
3 6 (6.06%) VBA
4 5 (5.05%) VB.NET
4 5 (5.05%) PowerShell
4 5 (5.05%) VBScript
4 5 (5.05%) C#
4 5 (5.05%) Java
5 3 (3.03%) PL/SQL
6 2 (2.02%) Korn
6 2 (2.02%) C
6 2 (2.02%) C++
7 1 (1.01%) PHP
7 1 (1.01%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 38 (38.38%) Security Cleared
2 23 (23.23%) SC Cleared
3 12 (12.12%) DV Cleared
4 8 (8.08%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (8.08%) MCSE
5 5 (5.05%) MCSA
6 2 (2.02%) Degree
7 1 (1.01%) CCNP
7 1 (1.01%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.06%) ISO 9001
2 5 (5.05%) JSP 440
3 4 (4.04%) QA
4 2 (2.02%) SLA
System Software
1 32 (32.32%) Active Directory
2 13 (13.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (10.10%) Hyper-V
4 6 (6.06%) vSphere
5 5 (5.05%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (2.02%) NFS
7 1 (1.01%) XenApp
7 1 (1.01%) Terminal Services
7 1 (1.01%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 25 (25.25%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 4 (4.04%) WhatsUp Gold
3 3 (3.03%) SCCM
4 2 (2.02%) Unicenter
5 1 (1.01%) Tivoli
5 1 (1.01%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (1.01%) WSUS
5 1 (1.01%) SCOM
5 1 (1.01%) Puppet
5 1 (1.01%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.01%) OpenView
Vendors
1 40 (40.40%) Microsoft
2 16 (16.16%) Cisco
2 16 (16.16%) HP
2 16 (16.16%) VMware
3 7 (7.07%) CA
4 6 (6.06%) CheckPoint
5 5 (5.05%) McAfee
5 5 (5.05%) TippingPoint
5 5 (5.05%) 3PAR
5 5 (5.05%) Juniper
5 5 (5.05%) EMC
6 4 (4.04%) Citrix
6 4 (4.04%) Borland
6 4 (4.04%) F5
7 3 (3.03%) Crossbeam
7 3 (3.03%) Riverbed
7 3 (3.03%) Lotus
7 3 (3.03%) Oracle
8 2 (2.02%) ILOG
8 2 (2.02%) Red Hat