Period
to 24 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne with a requirement for Windows skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows over the 6 months to 24 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Windows
Tyne and Wear > Newcastle upon Tyne
6 months to
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 3 17
Rank change year-on-year +1 +14 -4
Contract jobs citing Windows 171 454 132
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 17.81% 24.86% 9.84%
As % of the Operating Systems category 56.81% 61.68% 42.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 339 79
Newcastle upon Tyne median daily rate £310 £340 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.97% +13.33% -9.09%
10th Percentile £165 £252 £149
90th Percentile £488 £488 £513
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £309 £340 £310
% change year-on-year -9.12% +9.68% -3.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 52 12
Newcastle upon Tyne median hourly rate £13.00 £26.50 £20.68
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.94% +28.17% +27.94%
10th Percentile £8.38 £10.25 £14.16
90th Percentile £38.80 £40.00 £27.70
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £12.75 £22.50 £17.77
% change year-on-year -43.33% +26.62% +10.51%

Windows is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Newcastle upon Tyne
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 301 736 310
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 31.35% 40.31% 23.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 217 533 186
Newcastle upon Tyne median daily rate £363 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.57% - -0.44%
10th Percentile £216 £263 £200
90th Percentile £550 £488 £535
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £361 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +3.07% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 53 20
Newcastle upon Tyne median hourly rate £13.00 £26.50 £26.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.94% -0.93% +65.53%
10th Percentile £8.38 £10.25 £14.46
90th Percentile £38.80 £42.40 £37.28
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £12.75 £22.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -43.33% -13.46% +60.89%

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

Job postings citing Windows as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne.

Job vacancy trend for Windows in Newcastle upon Tyne

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows in Newcastle upon Tyne.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows in Newcastle upon Tyne

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Newcastle upon Tyne

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in Newcastle upon Tyne over the 6 months to 24 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows in Newcastle upon Tyne

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows in Newcastle upon Tyne.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows in Newcastle upon Tyne

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Newcastle upon Tyne

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in Newcastle upon Tyne over the 6 months to 24 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 24 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Newcastle upon Tyne region with a requirement for Windows.

1 100 (58.48%) Windows Server
2 69 (40.35%) Active Directory
3 68 (39.77%) Security Cleared
4 64 (37.43%) ITIL
5 58 (33.92%) Microsoft
6 57 (33.33%) Linux
7 56 (32.75%) Windows Server 2008
8 55 (32.16%) HP
9 54 (31.58%) Citrix
10 50 (29.24%) DNS
11 49 (28.65%) SC Cleared
12 45 (26.32%) DHCP
12 45 (26.32%) VMware
13 44 (25.73%) PowerShell
14 37 (21.64%) XenApp
15 35 (20.47%) VMware Infrastructure
16 33 (19.30%) Solaris
17 32 (18.71%) Unix
18 31 (18.13%) XenDesktop
19 28 (16.37%) Red Hat
19 28 (16.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 28 (16.37%) Windows Server 2012
20 27 (15.79%) SAN
20 27 (15.79%) Management Information System
21 26 (15.20%) Windows Server 2003
21 26 (15.20%) AIX
21 26 (15.20%) SAP
21 26 (15.20%) MS Exchange
22 25 (14.62%) Shell Script
23 24 (14.04%) SQL

Windows
Co-occurring IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne 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 26 (15.20%) MS Exchange
2 17 (9.94%) IIS
3 14 (8.19%) SharePoint
4 13 (7.60%) Exchange Server 2010
4 13 (7.60%) SharePoint 2010
4 13 (7.60%) Skype for Business
5 9 (5.26%) OpenStack
6 8 (4.68%) Exchange Server 2007
6 8 (4.68%) Exchange Server 2013
6 8 (4.68%) SharePoint 2013
7 7 (4.09%) WebLogic
8 6 (3.51%) JBoss
9 4 (2.34%) Confluence
9 4 (2.34%) Exchange Server 2000
9 4 (2.34%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (2.34%) Exchange Server 5.5
10 2 (1.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.58%) Apache
11 1 (0.58%) NServiceBus
11 1 (0.58%) Tomcat
Applications
1 9 (5.26%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.58%) OpenText Process Suite
1 1 (0.58%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 19 (11.11%) Office 365
2 17 (9.94%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (9.94%) PaaS
3 16 (9.36%) IaaS
3 16 (9.36%) SaaS
4 14 (8.19%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (1.17%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.17%) Datadog
5 2 (1.17%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.58%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (0.58%) Google Drive
6 1 (0.58%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 50 (29.24%) DNS
2 45 (26.32%) DHCP
3 27 (15.79%) SAN
4 18 (10.53%) NetScaler
5 10 (5.85%) Firewall
6 8 (4.68%) Skype
6 8 (4.68%) WAN
7 7 (4.09%) LAN
8 5 (2.92%) Fibre Channel
8 5 (2.92%) Remote Desktop
8 5 (2.92%) SMS
9 4 (2.34%) VSAN
9 4 (2.34%) X.500
10 3 (1.75%) NAS
10 3 (1.75%) OpenLDAP
10 3 (1.75%) WinSCP
11 2 (1.17%) SSH
11 2 (1.17%) TCP/IP
12 1 (0.58%) HTTP
12 1 (0.58%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.75%) Oracle Database
2 3 (1.75%) SAP HANA
2 3 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.17%) Amazon Redshift
3 2 (1.17%) MySQL
3 2 (1.17%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (1.17%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (1.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.58%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.58%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.58%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.58%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (0.58%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 15 (8.77%) Jenkins
2 11 (6.43%) Git (software)
3 10 (5.85%) Subversion
4 9 (5.26%) Visual Studio
5 8 (4.68%) Sonatype Nexus
6 7 (4.09%) Maven
6 7 (4.09%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (2.92%) JIRA
8 3 (1.75%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 2 (1.17%) GitLab
9 2 (1.17%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.58%) gulp
10 1 (0.58%) MSI
10 1 (0.58%) Octopus Deploy
10 1 (0.58%) PVCS
10 1 (0.58%) Selenium
10 1 (0.58%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 1 (0.58%) Toad
General
1 6 (3.51%) Finance
2 2 (1.17%) Marketing
3 1 (0.58%) Advertising
3 1 (0.58%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 29 (16.96%) Support Engineer
2 24 (14.04%) Analyst
3 18 (10.53%) Virtualisation Engineer
4 11 (6.43%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 11 (6.43%) DevOps Engineer
4 11 (6.43%) Server Engineer
5 9 (5.26%) Consultant
5 9 (5.26%) Operations Analyst
5 9 (5.26%) Support Analyst
5 9 (5.26%) Windows Engineer
6 8 (4.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 7 (4.09%) 3rd Line Support
7 7 (4.09%) Desktop Support
7 7 (4.09%) Lead DevOps
8 6 (3.51%) 1st Line Support
8 6 (3.51%) 2nd Line Support
8 6 (3.51%) Backup Engineer
8 6 (3.51%) IT Analyst
8 6 (3.51%) Mobility Engineer
8 6 (3.51%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (8.19%) ISPF
2 13 (7.60%) .NET
3 9 (5.26%) XML
4 8 (4.68%) Middleware
5 5 (2.92%) CSS
5 5 (2.92%) HTML
5 5 (2.92%) jQuery
6 4 (2.34%) .NET Framework
6 4 (2.34%) ASP.NET
6 4 (2.34%) LDAP
7 3 (1.75%) SOAP
8 2 (1.17%) AngularJS
8 2 (1.17%) JSON
9 1 (0.58%) Angular 2
9 1 (0.58%) J2EE
9 1 (0.58%) RESTful
9 1 (0.58%) Software Packaging
9 1 (0.58%) Web Services
9 1 (0.58%) XSD
9 1 (0.58%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 27 (15.79%) Management Information System
2 24 (14.04%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (8.19%) VSAM
4 11 (6.43%) Computer Science
5 9 (5.26%) PKI
6 6 (3.51%) Data Centre
7 4 (2.34%) Clustering
8 3 (1.75%) Public Cloud
8 3 (1.75%) Replication
9 2 (1.17%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (1.17%) HP Storage
10 1 (0.58%) Blackberry
10 1 (0.58%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.58%) Embedded Systems
10 1 (0.58%) Fat Client
10 1 (0.58%) Linux Command Line
10 1 (0.58%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.58%) Smartphone
10 1 (0.58%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 100 (58.48%) Windows Server
2 57 (33.33%) Linux
3 56 (32.75%) Windows Server 2008
4 33 (19.30%) Solaris
5 32 (18.71%) Unix
6 28 (16.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 28 (16.37%) Windows Server 2012
7 26 (15.20%) AIX
7 26 (15.20%) Windows Server 2003
8 22 (12.87%) HPUX
9 21 (12.28%) Windows 2000 Server
10 16 (9.36%) MVS
11 14 (8.19%) VME
11 14 (8.19%) VMS
11 14 (8.19%) Windows 7
12 11 (6.43%) Windows XP
13 9 (5.26%) Apple iOS
14 7 (4.09%) Android
14 7 (4.09%) Windows 10
15 6 (3.51%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (37.43%) ITIL
2 22 (12.87%) DevOps
2 22 (12.87%) Service Delivery
3 21 (12.28%) Migration
4 20 (11.70%) Open Source
5 19 (11.11%) Project Management
5 19 (11.11%) Service Management
6 18 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
7 17 (9.94%) Business Continuity
7 17 (9.94%) Change Management
8 16 (9.36%) ITIL V3
9 15 (8.77%) Data Management
10 10 (5.85%) Incident Management
11 8 (4.68%) Continuous Delivery
11 8 (4.68%) Load Balancing
11 8 (4.68%) Server Building
12 7 (4.09%) Content Management
12 7 (4.09%) Scrum
13 6 (3.51%) Configuration Management
13 6 (3.51%) OO
Programming Languages
1 44 (25.73%) PowerShell
2 25 (14.62%) Shell Script
3 24 (14.04%) SQL
4 19 (11.11%) Perl
5 16 (9.36%) C
6 14 (8.19%) JCL
7 13 (7.60%) JavaScript
8 12 (7.02%) C#
9 10 (5.85%) Python
10 5 (2.92%) PL/SQL
11 2 (1.17%) Bash Shell
11 2 (1.17%) C++
11 2 (1.17%) Java
11 2 (1.17%) Korn
11 2 (1.17%) Ruby
12 1 (0.58%) Groovy
12 1 (0.58%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.58%) VB
12 1 (0.58%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 68 (39.77%) Security Cleared
2 49 (28.65%) SC Cleared
3 15 (8.77%) Degree
4 13 (7.60%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (6.43%) BPSS Clearance
6 10 (5.85%) Computer Science Degree
7 8 (4.68%) DV Cleared
8 7 (4.09%) MCSE
9 6 (3.51%) Citrix Certification
10 4 (2.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (1.75%) NVQ Level 3
12 1 (0.58%) A+ Certification
12 1 (0.58%) CTC Cleared
12 1 (0.58%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.09%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.17%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.17%) QA
3 1 (0.58%) GDPR
3 1 (0.58%) SLA
System Software
1 69 (40.35%) Active Directory
2 37 (21.64%) XenApp
3 35 (20.47%) VMware Infrastructure
4 31 (18.13%) XenDesktop
5 21 (12.28%) vSphere
6 17 (9.94%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 14 (8.19%) Job Entry Subsystem
7 14 (8.19%) RACF
8 12 (7.02%) XenServer
9 11 (6.43%) Hyper-V
10 7 (4.09%) Brightmail
10 7 (4.09%) Docker
11 6 (3.51%) Microsoft App-V
12 5 (2.92%) Samba
12 5 (2.92%) Virtual Machines
13 4 (2.34%) VMware ESXi
13 4 (2.34%) VMware NSX
14 3 (1.75%) NFS
15 2 (1.17%) Firmware
15 2 (1.17%) Xen
Systems Management
1 18 (10.53%) Tivoli
2 14 (8.19%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 12 (7.02%) Puppet
3 12 (7.02%) SCCM
4 11 (6.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 10 (5.85%) EMC NetWorker
6 8 (4.68%) NetBackup
7 7 (4.09%) XenMobile
8 6 (3.51%) AirWatch
8 6 (3.51%) Backup Exec
8 6 (3.51%) SAP Afaria
8 6 (3.51%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 5 (2.92%) Ansible
9 5 (2.92%) HP Data Protector
9 5 (2.92%) PowerCLI
10 4 (2.34%) Nagios
10 4 (2.34%) SafeCom
10 4 (2.34%) vRealize
10 4 (2.34%) ZABBIX
11 3 (1.75%) WSUS
Vendors
1 58 (33.92%) Microsoft
2 55 (32.16%) HP
3 54 (31.58%) Citrix
4 45 (26.32%) VMware
5 28 (16.37%) Red Hat
6 26 (15.20%) SAP
7 23 (13.45%) Ivanti
8 18 (10.53%) Oracle
9 17 (9.94%) BMC
10 16 (9.36%) ServiceNow
11 15 (8.77%) Cisco
12 10 (5.85%) EMC
12 10 (5.85%) Symantec
13 9 (5.26%) Sun
14 8 (4.68%) Apple
14 8 (4.68%) Brocade
14 8 (4.68%) IBM
14 8 (4.68%) McAfee
15 7 (4.09%) IronPort
15 7 (4.09%) Veritas