Period
to 24 June 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 June 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 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 5 3
Rank change year-on-year +3 -2 +6
Contract jobs citing Windows 231 148 477
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 22.45% 16.74% 24.04%
As % of the Operating Systems category 64.35% 55.22% 62.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 97 313
Newcastle upon Tyne median daily rate £300 £350 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.29% +25.00% -13.85%
10th Percentile £167 £203 £205
90th Percentile £400 £500 £373
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £300 £350 £280
% change year-on-year -14.29% +25.00% -13.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 23 40
Newcastle upon Tyne median hourly rate £14.00 £22.50 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.78% -19.64% +104.23%
10th Percentile £8.87 £9.02 £17.16
90th Percentile £59.05 £41.60 £36.50
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £14.00 £18.25 £28.00
% change year-on-year -23.29% -34.82% +104.23%

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 359 268 758
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 34.89% 30.32% 38.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 254 191 492
Newcastle upon Tyne median daily rate £333 £350 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +22.70% -16.95%
10th Percentile £203 £263 £209
90th Percentile £488 £500 £433
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £333 £350 £289
% change year-on-year -4.79% +21.21% -14.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 23 42
Newcastle upon Tyne median hourly rate £18.25 £22.50 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.89% -19.64% +107.41%
10th Percentile £9.19 £9.02 £17.58
90th Percentile £55.75 £41.60 £36.45
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £21.50 £18.25 £28.00
% change year-on-year +17.81% -34.82% +107.41%

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 June 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 June 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 124 (53.68%) Windows Server
2 112 (48.48%) Security Cleared
3 89 (38.53%) Linux
4 86 (37.23%) Active Directory
5 83 (35.93%) SC Cleared
6 82 (35.50%) Citrix
7 80 (34.63%) Windows Server 2008
8 78 (33.77%) Microsoft
9 74 (32.03%) DHCP
9 74 (32.03%) DNS
10 67 (29.00%) ITIL
11 64 (27.71%) VMware
11 64 (27.71%) PowerShell
12 61 (26.41%) HP
13 56 (24.24%) XenApp
14 55 (23.81%) VMware Infrastructure
15 53 (22.94%) Open Source
16 52 (22.51%) Degree
17 49 (21.21%) SAP
18 48 (20.78%) Windows Server 2003
18 48 (20.78%) Puppet
19 45 (19.48%) DevOps
20 44 (19.05%) Ansible
20 44 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
20 44 (19.05%) C
20 44 (19.05%) Ivanti
21 43 (18.61%) Data Centre
22 42 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
22 42 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
22 42 (18.18%) Agile Software Development

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 31 (13.42%) IIS
2 23 (9.96%) MS Exchange
3 8 (3.46%) WebLogic
4 6 (2.60%) WebSphere
5 5 (2.16%) Exchange Server 2000
5 5 (2.16%) Exchange Server 2003
5 5 (2.16%) Exchange Server 5.5
6 3 (1.30%) SAS
6 3 (1.30%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.87%) CMS
7 2 (0.87%) NServiceBus
7 2 (0.87%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.43%) Apache
8 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.43%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.43%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.43%) Tomcat
Applications
1 14 (6.06%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 42 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
1 42 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 30 (12.99%) Datadog
3 17 (7.36%) PaaS
4 15 (6.49%) IaaS
4 15 (6.49%) SaaS
5 5 (2.16%) Office 365
6 2 (0.87%) AWS Lambda
6 2 (0.87%) G Suite
6 2 (0.87%) Serverless
7 1 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.43%) DigitalOcean
7 1 (0.43%) GitHub
7 1 (0.43%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.43%) Linode
Communications & Networking
1 74 (32.03%) DHCP
1 74 (32.03%) DNS
2 33 (14.29%) NetScaler
3 30 (12.99%) SAN
4 15 (6.49%) Wi-Fi
5 13 (5.63%) 3G
6 9 (3.90%) Remote Desktop
7 7 (3.03%) HTTPS
8 6 (2.60%) SMS
8 6 (2.60%) SSL
9 5 (2.16%) WAN
9 5 (2.16%) X.500
10 4 (1.73%) LAN
10 4 (1.73%) VSAN
11 3 (1.30%) WinSCP
12 2 (0.87%) Ethernet
12 2 (0.87%) VPN
13 1 (0.43%) Firewall
13 1 (0.43%) HTTP
13 1 (0.43%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (17.75%) SQL Server
2 22 (9.52%) Amazon Redshift
3 15 (6.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 15 (6.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (1.30%) SAP HANA
4 3 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.87%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (0.87%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.43%) Big Data
6 1 (0.43%) DataStage
6 1 (0.43%) DB2
6 1 (0.43%) IBM InfoSphere
6 1 (0.43%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.43%) MySQL
6 1 (0.43%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.43%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.43%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.43%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.43%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 32 (13.85%) Jenkins
2 26 (11.26%) TeamCity
3 13 (5.63%) SpecFlow
4 8 (3.46%) Git (software)
5 6 (2.60%) PVCS
6 4 (1.73%) Subversion
7 3 (1.30%) Sonatype Nexus
7 3 (1.30%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 2 (0.87%) JIRA
9 1 (0.43%) GitLab
9 1 (0.43%) Maven
9 1 (0.43%) MSI
9 1 (0.43%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (0.43%) Vagrant
General
1 8 (3.46%) Banking
1 8 (3.46%) Finance
2 2 (0.87%) Retail Banking
3 1 (0.43%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.43%) Marketing
3 1 (0.43%) Military
Job Titles
1 38 (16.45%) DevOps Engineer
2 32 (13.85%) Support Engineer
3 30 (12.99%) Analyst
4 28 (12.12%) Developer
5 25 (10.82%) Virtualisation Engineer
6 22 (9.52%) C# Developer
7 17 (7.36%) Citrix Engineer
8 15 (6.49%) 2nd Line Support
9 14 (6.06%) Mobility Engineer
10 13 (5.63%) Operations Analyst
11 12 (5.19%) Support Analyst
12 10 (4.33%) Junior
13 9 (3.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 8 (3.46%) Desktop Support
14 8 (3.46%) Operational Support Analyst
14 8 (3.46%) Operations Support Analyst
15 7 (3.03%) .NET Developer
15 7 (3.03%) 1st Line Support
15 7 (3.03%) Server Engineer
15 7 (3.03%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (13.85%) Elastic Stack
2 23 (9.96%) .NET
3 20 (8.66%) ASP.NET
4 14 (6.06%) ISPF
5 13 (5.63%) ASP.NET MVC
6 12 (5.19%) XML
7 10 (4.33%) CSS
7 10 (4.33%) HTML
8 7 (3.03%) JSON
9 6 (2.60%) .NET Framework
9 6 (2.60%) jQuery
10 4 (1.73%) HTML5
10 4 (1.73%) KnockoutJS
10 4 (1.73%) Middleware
10 4 (1.73%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 4 (1.73%) Web Services
11 3 (1.30%) SOAP
12 2 (0.87%) WinForms
12 2 (0.87%) XSD
12 2 (0.87%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 44 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
2 43 (18.61%) Data Centre
3 36 (15.58%) Management Information System
4 27 (11.69%) Computer Science
5 21 (9.09%) PKI
6 14 (6.06%) VSAM
7 13 (5.63%) Fat Client
7 13 (5.63%) Thin Client
8 7 (3.03%) Self-Motivation
9 5 (2.16%) Clustering
10 3 (1.30%) CMDB
10 3 (1.30%) Virtual Team
11 2 (0.87%) Blackberry
11 2 (0.87%) Linux Command Line
11 2 (0.87%) Public Cloud
11 2 (0.87%) SCADA
11 2 (0.87%) User Experience
12 1 (0.43%) Client/Server
12 1 (0.43%) Mainframe
12 1 (0.43%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 124 (53.68%) Windows Server
2 89 (38.53%) Linux
3 80 (34.63%) Windows Server 2008
4 48 (20.78%) Windows Server 2003
5 37 (16.02%) Unix
6 27 (11.69%) AIX
7 26 (11.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 26 (11.26%) Solaris
8 22 (9.52%) HPUX
8 22 (9.52%) MVS
8 22 (9.52%) Windows 2000 Server
9 21 (9.09%) Windows 7
10 20 (8.66%) VME
11 19 (8.23%) Android
11 19 (8.23%) Apple iOS
12 18 (7.79%) Windows 10
13 17 (7.36%) Windows Phone
14 16 (6.93%) Windows Phone 8
15 14 (6.06%) VMS
16 11 (4.76%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (29.00%) ITIL
2 53 (22.94%) Open Source
3 45 (19.48%) DevOps
4 42 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
5 40 (17.32%) Configuration Management
5 40 (17.32%) Problem-Solving
6 38 (16.45%) BDD
7 36 (15.58%) High Availability
8 30 (12.99%) Business Continuity
8 30 (12.99%) Service Delivery
9 28 (12.12%) Project Management
10 27 (11.69%) Test Automation
11 22 (9.52%) Service Management
12 19 (8.23%) Continuous Improvement
13 18 (7.79%) Scrum
13 18 (7.79%) Technical Architecture
14 17 (7.36%) Change Management
14 17 (7.36%) Content Management
14 17 (7.36%) Incident Management
14 17 (7.36%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 64 (27.71%) PowerShell
2 44 (19.05%) C
3 40 (17.32%) SQL
4 38 (16.45%) Perl
5 32 (13.85%) Python
6 30 (12.99%) Bash Shell
6 30 (12.99%) C++
7 29 (12.55%) Java
7 29 (12.55%) Ruby
8 27 (11.69%) C#
9 23 (9.96%) Shell Script
10 14 (6.06%) JCL
10 14 (6.06%) T-SQL
11 12 (5.19%) JavaScript
12 2 (0.87%) Groovy
12 2 (0.87%) TypeScript
12 2 (0.87%) VB
13 1 (0.43%) Jython
13 1 (0.43%) VB6
13 1 (0.43%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 112 (48.48%) Security Cleared
2 83 (35.93%) SC Cleared
3 52 (22.51%) Degree
4 25 (10.82%) Computer Science Degree
5 21 (9.09%) BPSS Clearance
6 13 (5.63%) Citrix Certification
6 13 (5.63%) Microsoft Certification
7 11 (4.76%) DV Cleared
8 4 (1.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (1.30%) DBS Check
10 2 (0.87%) NVQ Level 3
11 1 (0.43%) CCNA
11 1 (0.43%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.43%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (8.23%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (1.30%) QA
3 2 (0.87%) SLA
System Software
1 86 (37.23%) Active Directory
2 56 (24.24%) XenApp
3 55 (23.81%) VMware Infrastructure
4 38 (16.45%) XenDesktop
5 37 (16.02%) vSphere
6 22 (9.52%) Docker
7 17 (7.36%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 14 (6.06%) Job Entry Subsystem
8 14 (6.06%) RACF
9 12 (5.19%) Microsoft App-V
10 7 (3.03%) Hyper-V
11 6 (2.60%) Samba
11 6 (2.60%) VMware ESXi
11 6 (2.60%) XenServer
12 4 (1.73%) VMware NSX
13 3 (1.30%) Firmware
14 1 (0.43%) VirtualBox
14 1 (0.43%) Xen
Systems Management
1 48 (20.78%) Puppet
2 44 (19.05%) Ansible
3 31 (13.42%) Nagios
4 26 (11.26%) Packer
4 26 (11.26%) Terraform
5 23 (9.96%) Kubernetes
6 18 (7.79%) AirWatch
7 17 (7.36%) Tivoli
8 16 (6.93%) SAP Afaria
8 16 (6.93%) XenMobile
9 15 (6.49%) SCCM
9 15 (6.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 14 (6.06%) Tivoli Monitoring
11 13 (5.63%) Opscode Chef
12 5 (2.16%) McAfee ePO
12 5 (2.16%) Microsoft Clustering
12 5 (2.16%) PowerCLI
13 4 (1.73%) SafeCom
13 4 (1.73%) vCenter Server
13 4 (1.73%) vRealize
Vendors
1 82 (35.50%) Citrix
2 78 (33.77%) Microsoft
3 64 (27.71%) VMware
4 61 (26.41%) HP
5 49 (21.21%) SAP
6 44 (19.05%) Ivanti
7 30 (12.99%) New Relic
7 30 (12.99%) Splunk
8 23 (9.96%) Red Hat
9 21 (9.09%) Apple
9 21 (9.09%) McAfee
10 17 (7.36%) BMC
11 16 (6.93%) ServiceNow
12 15 (6.49%) ThinPrint
13 10 (4.33%) IBM
14 9 (3.90%) Sun
15 8 (3.46%) Cisco
15 8 (3.46%) Oracle
16 7 (3.03%) Symantec
17 6 (2.60%) Axway