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 3 months to 26 June 2017 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 6 3 5
Rank change year-on-year -3 +2  
Contract jobs citing Windows 55 440 91
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 15.85% 33.16% 15.85%
As % of the Operating Systems category 59.14% 68.54% 53.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 281 46
Median daily rate £320 £280 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% -17.27%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £172 £211 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £344 £551
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £338 £325
% change year-on-year - +3.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 39 20
Median hourly rate £27.50 £28.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.78% +107.40%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.10 £19.94 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.60 £36.00 £30.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.38 £15.50
% change year-on-year -8.39% +5.64%  

Windows is in the operating system skills category. The next 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.

Contract Operating System Skills
Newcastle upon Tyne
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 93 642 171
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 26.80% 48.38% 29.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 424 97
Median daily rate £322 £280 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.00% -5.08%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £218 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £385 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £345
% change year-on-year +3.44% +5.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 41 20
Median hourly rate £14.00 £28.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.00% +107.40%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £20.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £37.00 £39.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year -8.82% +4.93%  

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne citing Windows as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

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 3 months to 26 June 2017.

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 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, 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 Newcastle upon Tyne region with a requirement for Windows.

1 79 (53.38%) Windows Server
2 75 (50.68%) Security Cleared
3 70 (47.30%) Active Directory
4 58 (39.19%) Linux
5 55 (37.16%) SC Cleared
6 54 (36.49%) Microsoft
7 42 (28.38%) Microsoft Azure
8 35 (23.65%) PowerShell
8 35 (23.65%) HP
9 34 (22.97%) Oracle
9 34 (22.97%) Windows Server 2003
10 33 (22.30%) Windows Server 2008
11 31 (20.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 31 (20.95%) Unix
12 30 (20.27%) ITIL
12 30 (20.27%) WebLogic
12 30 (20.27%) Red Hat
12 30 (20.27%) Agile Software Development
13 29 (19.59%) Amazon AWS
13 29 (19.59%) TIBCO
14 28 (18.92%) BusinessObjects
14 28 (18.92%) Sonatype Nexus
14 28 (18.92%) Ansible
14 28 (18.92%) DevOps
15 27 (18.24%) Jenkins
15 27 (18.24%) Git (software)
16 25 (16.89%) Open Source
16 25 (16.89%) Change Control
16 25 (16.89%) Migration
17 24 (16.22%) Software Packaging

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 30 (20.27%) WebLogic
2 23 (15.54%) MS Exchange
3 18 (12.16%) Confluence
3 18 (12.16%) SharePoint
4 15 (10.14%) Exchange Server 2013
5 13 (8.78%) Exchange Server 2010
6 12 (8.11%) SharePoint 2010
7 10 (6.76%) Skype for Business
8 8 (5.41%) Office Communications Server
8 8 (5.41%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (2.03%) GeoServer
9 3 (2.03%) IIS
10 2 (1.35%) NServiceBus
11 1 (0.68%) CMS
11 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2007
11 1 (0.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.68%) SAS
11 1 (0.68%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 17 (11.49%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.35%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 42 (28.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 29 (19.59%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (11.49%) Trello
4 15 (10.14%) Office 365
5 1 (0.68%) IaaS
5 1 (0.68%) PaaS
5 1 (0.68%) SaaS
5 1 (0.68%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 23 (15.54%) DHCP
1 23 (15.54%) DNS
2 15 (10.14%) TCP/IP
3 12 (8.11%) Fibre Channel
3 12 (8.11%) SAN
4 11 (7.43%) LAN
4 11 (7.43%) WAN
5 9 (6.08%) Skype
6 3 (2.03%) Firewall
6 3 (2.03%) IP Telephony
7 2 (1.35%) 3G
7 2 (1.35%) HTTP
7 2 (1.35%) HTTPS
7 2 (1.35%) SMS
7 2 (1.35%) SSL
7 2 (1.35%) VLAN
7 2 (1.35%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.68%) Internet
8 1 (0.68%) Network Security
8 1 (0.68%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (18.92%) BusinessObjects
2 12 (8.11%) SQL Server
3 10 (6.76%) Relational Database
4 6 (4.05%) BODI
4 6 (4.05%) Oracle Database
5 4 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (2.03%) GIS
7 1 (0.68%) Ingres
7 1 (0.68%) MS Access
7 1 (0.68%) MySQL
7 1 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.68%) Redis
7 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 28 (18.92%) Sonatype Nexus
2 27 (18.24%) Git (software)
2 27 (18.24%) Jenkins
3 21 (14.19%) GitLab
4 17 (11.49%) JIRA
5 6 (4.05%) Oracle APEX
5 6 (4.05%) Oracle Forms
6 4 (2.70%) MSI
7 1 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.68%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (4.05%) Military
2 3 (2.03%) Finance
3 1 (0.68%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 24 (16.22%) DevOps Engineer
2 23 (15.54%) Support Engineer
3 21 (14.19%) Architect
4 12 (8.11%) Backup Engineer
5 11 (7.43%) Consultant
6 10 (6.76%) Analyst
6 10 (6.76%) Migration Engineer
6 10 (6.76%) Solutions Architect
7 9 (6.08%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 9 (6.08%) 2nd Line Support
7 9 (6.08%) Administrator
8 8 (5.41%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 8 (5.41%) Azure DevOps
8 8 (5.41%) Azure DevOps Engineer
8 8 (5.41%) Azure Engineer
8 8 (5.41%) Developer
8 8 (5.41%) Infrastructure Architect
8 8 (5.41%) IT Analyst
9 7 (4.73%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
9 7 (4.73%) Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (16.22%) Software Packaging
2 5 (3.38%) .NET
2 5 (3.38%) HTML
3 4 (2.70%) CSS
4 3 (2.03%) Java EE
4 3 (2.03%) SignalR
5 2 (1.35%) .NET Framework
5 2 (1.35%) Entity Framework
5 2 (1.35%) HTML5
5 2 (1.35%) jQuery
5 2 (1.35%) REST
5 2 (1.35%) Sass
5 2 (1.35%) Web Services
6 1 (0.68%) Ajax
6 1 (0.68%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.68%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.68%) J2EE
6 1 (0.68%) Node.js
6 1 (0.68%) WPF
6 1 (0.68%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 23 (15.54%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (8.78%) Data Centre
3 12 (8.11%) Private Cloud
4 10 (6.76%) Replication
5 6 (4.05%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (4.05%) HP Storage
6 5 (3.38%) Blackberry
7 4 (2.70%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.35%) Clustering
8 2 (1.35%) Fat Client
8 2 (1.35%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.35%) Public Cloud
8 2 (1.35%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.68%) AS400
9 1 (0.68%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.68%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 79 (53.38%) Windows Server
2 58 (39.19%) Linux
3 34 (22.97%) Windows Server 2003
4 33 (22.30%) Windows Server 2008
5 31 (20.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 31 (20.95%) Unix
6 23 (15.54%) Windows 7
7 19 (12.84%) Solaris
8 16 (10.81%) Windows Server 2012
9 15 (10.14%) AIX
10 11 (7.43%) Windows 10
11 5 (3.38%) Android
11 5 (3.38%) Apple iOS
11 5 (3.38%) HPUX
12 4 (2.70%) Windows XP
13 2 (1.35%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (20.27%) Agile Software Development
1 30 (20.27%) ITIL
2 28 (18.92%) DevOps
3 25 (16.89%) Change Control
3 25 (16.89%) Migration
3 25 (16.89%) Open Source
4 24 (16.22%) Continuous Integration
5 20 (13.51%) Configuration Management
6 12 (8.11%) Virtual Infrastructure
7 10 (6.76%) Network Design
7 10 (6.76%) Virtual Environments
8 9 (6.08%) Office Automation
8 9 (6.08%) Performance Tuning
8 9 (6.08%) Quality Management
9 8 (5.41%) Matrix Organization
10 7 (4.73%) Disaster Recovery
11 6 (4.05%) Incident Management
11 6 (4.05%) User Acceptance Testing
11 6 (4.05%) Waterfall
12 5 (3.38%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 35 (23.65%) PowerShell
2 23 (15.54%) SQL
3 7 (4.73%) C#
3 7 (4.73%) JavaScript
4 6 (4.05%) VB
5 5 (3.38%) Shell Script
6 4 (2.70%) Perl
7 3 (2.03%) PL/SQL
8 2 (1.35%) REXX
8 2 (1.35%) Tcl
9 1 (0.68%) C
9 1 (0.68%) Java
9 1 (0.68%) Scala
9 1 (0.68%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.68%) VBA
Qualifications
1 75 (50.68%) Security Cleared
2 55 (37.16%) SC Cleared
3 14 (9.46%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (8.11%) DV Cleared
5 11 (7.43%) MCSE
6 8 (5.41%) Degree
7 4 (2.70%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (2.70%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (2.70%) MCSA
8 2 (1.35%) ECDL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.70%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.35%) SLA
System Software
1 70 (47.30%) Active Directory
2 12 (8.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (6.08%) Hyper-V
4 5 (3.38%) Microsoft App-V
4 5 (3.38%) XenApp
5 4 (2.70%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (2.03%) XenDesktop
6 3 (2.03%) XenServer
7 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.68%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 28 (18.92%) Ansible
2 23 (15.54%) Dollar Universe
3 18 (12.16%) SCCM
4 12 (8.11%) EMC NetWorker
4 12 (8.11%) HP Data Protector
4 12 (8.11%) HP SiteScope
4 12 (8.11%) NetBackup
5 10 (6.76%) Backup Exec
6 9 (6.08%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 9 (6.08%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 8 (5.41%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 4 (2.70%) Netcool
9 3 (2.03%) Microsoft Clustering
9 3 (2.03%) XenMobile
10 1 (0.68%) AirWatch
10 1 (0.68%) Failover Clustering
10 1 (0.68%) MOM
10 1 (0.68%) Oracle RMAN
10 1 (0.68%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 1 (0.68%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 54 (36.49%) Microsoft
2 35 (23.65%) HP
3 34 (22.97%) Oracle
4 30 (20.27%) Red Hat
5 29 (19.59%) TIBCO
6 23 (15.54%) Cisco
7 18 (12.16%) Atlassian
8 17 (11.49%) VMware
9 12 (8.11%) Brocade
9 12 (8.11%) Citrix
9 12 (8.11%) EMC
9 12 (8.11%) Symantec
10 9 (6.08%) IBM
11 8 (5.41%) Veeam
11 8 (5.41%) Veritas
12 6 (4.05%) F5
13 5 (3.38%) Trend Micro
14 4 (2.70%) NetApp
15 3 (2.03%) Genesys
15 3 (2.03%) Nortel
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