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 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows
Tyne and Wear / Newcastle upon Tyne
Rank 7 32 17
Rank change year-on-year +25 -15  
Contract jobs citing Windows 94 37 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 17.31% 5.68% 9.45%
As % of the Operating Systems category 53.41% 32.17% 34.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 26 16
Median daily rate £395 £250 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +57.84% -22.40%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £121 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £338 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £340 £320
% change year-on-year +1.47% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 2 7
Median hourly rate £12.75 £16.88 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.44% +4.42%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.79 £15.58 £10.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.40 £18.18 £26.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -6.45% +6.89%  

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 176 115 105
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 32.41% 17.67% 27.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 67 60
Median daily rate £390 £285 £364
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +36.72% -21.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £175 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £405 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 2 9
Median hourly rate £22.50 £15.25 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +47.54% +27.08%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.79 £15.25 £10.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £17.85 £20.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.57% +6.45%  

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 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 24 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows in Newcastle upon Tyne

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 24 March 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.

1 165 (48.10%) Microsoft
2 162 (47.23%) Linux
3 153 (44.61%) Windows Server
4 148 (43.15%) Security Cleared
5 134 (39.07%) Unix
6 132 (38.48%) Active Directory
7 116 (33.82%) ITIL
7 116 (33.82%) SC Cleared
8 101 (29.45%) MS Excel
9 97 (28.28%) SQL
10 84 (24.49%) Open Source
11 82 (23.91%) DevOps
12 81 (23.62%) Agile Software Development
13 78 (22.74%) Oracle
14 74 (21.57%) Analytical Skills
15 73 (21.28%) DNS
16 72 (20.99%) AIX
17 63 (18.37%) HP
18 62 (18.08%) DHCP
19 59 (17.20%) Windows 7
19 59 (17.20%) Windows Server 2008
20 58 (16.91%) VMware
21 56 (16.33%) Windows Server 2003
21 56 (16.33%) PowerShell
22 55 (16.03%) Change Management
23 54 (15.74%) TCP/IP
23 54 (15.74%) Windows XP
23 54 (15.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
24 53 (15.45%) WebLogic
25 51 (14.87%) SaaS

Windows
Top Related 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 53 (15.45%) WebLogic
2 36 (10.50%) WebSphere
3 24 (7.00%) MS Exchange
4 23 (6.71%) Confluence
5 18 (5.25%) SharePoint
6 17 (4.96%) Exchange Server 2013
7 15 (4.37%) Exchange Server 2010
8 14 (4.08%) Skype for Business
9 11 (3.21%) JBoss
10 10 (2.92%) SharePoint 2010
11 8 (2.33%) IIS
11 8 (2.33%) Oracle Application Server
12 7 (2.04%) Office Communications Server
12 7 (2.04%) SAS
12 7 (2.04%) SharePoint 2013
13 6 (1.75%) Tuxedo
14 5 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2003
14 5 (1.46%) MQSeries
15 4 (1.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 4 (1.17%) WildFly
Applications
1 101 (29.45%) MS Excel
2 44 (12.83%) MS PowerPoint
3 17 (4.96%) MS Office
4 2 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (2.04%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (1.17%) BusinessWorks
3 3 (0.87%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.29%) OpenText MBPM
Cloud Services
1 51 (14.87%) SaaS
2 50 (14.58%) IaaS
2 50 (14.58%) PaaS
3 48 (13.99%) Microsoft Azure
4 29 (8.45%) Amazon AWS
5 16 (4.66%) Trello
6 10 (2.92%) Office 365
7 5 (1.46%) OpenShift
8 3 (0.87%) HP Helion
9 2 (0.58%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.58%) Google App Engine
9 2 (0.58%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.29%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 73 (21.28%) DNS
2 62 (18.08%) DHCP
3 54 (15.74%) TCP/IP
4 24 (7.00%) LDAP
5 22 (6.41%) LAN
5 22 (6.41%) WAN
6 18 (5.25%) Internet
7 13 (3.79%) Firewall
8 12 (3.50%) SSL
9 11 (3.21%) Intranet
10 10 (2.92%) Skype
11 7 (2.04%) HTTP
11 7 (2.04%) OpenLDAP
11 7 (2.04%) SSH
12 6 (1.75%) 3G
12 6 (1.75%) Wi-Fi
13 5 (1.46%) HTTPS
14 4 (1.17%) SAN
14 4 (1.17%) SMS
15 3 (0.87%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (11.37%) BusinessObjects
2 38 (11.08%) SQL Server
3 25 (7.29%) Oracle Database
4 22 (6.41%) Relational Database
5 18 (5.25%) DB2
6 13 (3.79%) Oracle Reports
7 12 (3.50%) BODI
7 12 (3.50%) MongoDB
8 11 (3.21%) Ingres
8 11 (3.21%) SQL Server 2008
9 7 (2.04%) Oracle Database 12c
10 4 (1.17%) SQL Server 2005
11 3 (0.87%) GIS
11 3 (0.87%) SAS Enterprise Guide
11 3 (0.87%) SAS Enterprise Miner
12 2 (0.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 1 (0.29%) DTS
13 1 (0.29%) MS Access
13 1 (0.29%) MySQL
13 1 (0.29%) NonStop SQL
Development Applications
1 37 (10.79%) Git (software)
2 34 (9.91%) Jenkins
3 33 (9.62%) Sonatype Nexus
4 24 (7.00%) GitLab
5 21 (6.12%) JIRA
6 12 (3.50%) Oracle APEX
6 12 (3.50%) Oracle Forms
7 6 (1.75%) MSI
8 4 (1.17%) CA Gen
9 3 (0.87%) Log4j
9 3 (0.87%) Visual Studio
10 2 (0.58%) NMock
10 2 (0.58%) StarTeam
10 2 (0.58%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (0.58%) Travis CI
10 2 (0.58%) WiX
11 1 (0.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 11 (3.21%) Finance
2 1 (0.29%) Banking
2 1 (0.29%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 67 (19.53%) Support Engineer
2 40 (11.66%) Architect
3 34 (9.91%) DevOps Engineer
4 30 (8.75%) Analyst
5 27 (7.87%) Desktop Engineer
6 26 (7.58%) Administrator
6 26 (7.58%) DBA
7 25 (7.29%) 2nd Line Support
7 25 (7.29%) Desktop Support
8 23 (6.71%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 21 (6.12%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 21 (6.12%) Migration Engineer
10 20 (5.83%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 20 (5.83%) Operations Engineer
10 20 (5.83%) Solutions Architect
11 19 (5.54%) Support Analyst
12 18 (5.25%) Infrastructure Architect
13 16 (4.66%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
13 16 (4.66%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
14 14 (4.08%) Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (8.45%) Software Packaging
2 12 (3.50%) .NET
2 12 (3.50%) Middleware
3 8 (2.33%) XML
4 7 (2.04%) HTML
4 7 (2.04%) J2EE
4 7 (2.04%) Web Services
5 5 (1.46%) .NET Framework
5 5 (1.46%) REST
6 4 (1.17%) Oracle GoldenGate
7 3 (0.87%) ASP.NET
7 3 (0.87%) CSS
7 3 (0.87%) IBM Integration Bus
7 3 (0.87%) Java EE
7 3 (0.87%) JAX-RPC
7 3 (0.87%) SignalR
7 3 (0.87%) SOAP
7 3 (0.87%) WSDL
7 3 (0.87%) XSL
7 3 (0.87%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 74 (21.57%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (9.04%) Data Centre
3 27 (7.87%) Management Information System
4 23 (6.71%) Private Cloud
5 14 (4.08%) Mainframe
6 13 (3.79%) Enterprise Software
7 12 (3.50%) Tandem
8 10 (2.92%) IBM Mainframe
9 8 (2.33%) Computer Science
9 8 (2.33%) Fat Client
9 8 (2.33%) Thin Client
10 7 (2.04%) Blackberry
11 4 (1.17%) Clustering
12 2 (0.58%) AS400
12 2 (0.58%) FlexPod
12 2 (0.58%) Public Cloud
13 1 (0.29%) CESG
13 1 (0.29%) Driving Licence
13 1 (0.29%) Hybrid Cloud
13 1 (0.29%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 162 (47.23%) Linux
2 153 (44.61%) Windows Server
3 134 (39.07%) Unix
4 72 (20.99%) AIX
5 59 (17.20%) Windows 7
5 59 (17.20%) Windows Server 2008
6 56 (16.33%) Windows Server 2003
7 54 (15.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 54 (15.74%) Windows XP
8 33 (9.62%) Windows 2000
9 29 (8.45%) Solaris
10 20 (5.83%) Windows Server 2012
11 18 (5.25%) zOS
12 16 (4.66%) HPUX
13 11 (3.21%) MVS
14 8 (2.33%) Windows 8
15 7 (2.04%) Android
15 7 (2.04%) Apple iOS
15 7 (2.04%) Windows 10
16 3 (0.87%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (33.82%) ITIL
2 84 (24.49%) Open Source
3 82 (23.91%) DevOps
4 81 (23.62%) Agile Software Development
5 55 (16.03%) Change Management
6 50 (14.58%) Change Control
7 48 (13.99%) Problem Management
8 46 (13.41%) Data Management
9 45 (13.12%) Migration
9 45 (13.12%) PRINCE2
10 39 (11.37%) Operational Acceptance Testing
11 37 (10.79%) Service Management
12 32 (9.33%) Configuration Management
13 30 (8.75%) Continuous Integration
13 30 (8.75%) ITSM
14 29 (8.45%) Virtual Infrastructure
15 28 (8.16%) Disaster Recovery
16 23 (6.71%) Performance Tuning
16 23 (6.71%) Virtual Environments
17 22 (6.41%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 97 (28.28%) SQL
2 56 (16.33%) PowerShell
3 47 (13.70%) Perl
4 41 (11.95%) Java
5 38 (11.08%) VB
6 31 (9.04%) Shell Script
7 13 (3.79%) C#
7 13 (3.79%) JavaScript
8 12 (3.50%) C
9 10 (2.92%) PL/SQL
10 7 (2.04%) Korn
11 5 (1.46%) VBScript
12 4 (1.17%) Scala
12 4 (1.17%) T-SQL
13 3 (0.87%) Python
13 3 (0.87%) Ruby
14 2 (0.58%) REXX
14 2 (0.58%) Tcl
14 2 (0.58%) VB.NET
15 1 (0.29%) C++
Qualifications
1 148 (43.15%) Security Cleared
2 116 (33.82%) SC Cleared
3 23 (6.71%) BPSS Clearance
4 17 (4.96%) Degree
5 14 (4.08%) DV Cleared
5 14 (4.08%) Microsoft Certification
6 13 (3.79%) MCSE
7 4 (1.17%) ECDL
8 3 (0.87%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.58%) CCNA
9 2 (0.58%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.58%) IBM Certification
9 2 (0.58%) MCP
10 1 (0.29%) A+ Certification
10 1 (0.29%) CCNP
10 1 (0.29%) ISEB
10 1 (0.29%) MCDBA
10 1 (0.29%) MCSA
10 1 (0.29%) OCA
10 1 (0.29%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (9.33%) SLA
2 15 (4.37%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.29%) QA
System Software
1 132 (38.48%) Active Directory
2 45 (13.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (7.00%) XenApp
4 16 (4.66%) Microsoft App-V
5 15 (4.37%) Hyper-V
6 10 (2.92%) XenDesktop
6 10 (2.92%) XenServer
7 8 (2.33%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 7 (2.04%) NFS
9 5 (1.46%) Docker
10 4 (1.17%) Oracle Clusterware
11 3 (0.87%) VMware Workstation
12 2 (0.58%) Xen
13 1 (0.29%) DFS Replication
13 1 (0.29%) Firmware
13 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (0.29%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 1 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
13 1 (0.29%) Virtual Servers
13 1 (0.29%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 41 (11.95%) SCCM
2 36 (10.50%) HP SiteScope
3 34 (9.91%) Ansible
4 23 (6.71%) Dollar Universe
5 19 (5.54%) Tivoli
6 10 (2.92%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 9 (2.62%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 8 (2.33%) Puppet
9 7 (2.04%) Control-M
9 7 (2.04%) Opscode Chef
10 5 (1.46%) Oracle RMAN
11 4 (1.17%) Data Guard
11 4 (1.17%) XenMobile
12 3 (0.87%) HP Operations Orchestration
12 3 (0.87%) MOM
13 2 (0.58%) Microsoft Clustering
13 2 (0.58%) NetBackup
13 2 (0.58%) SCOM
13 2 (0.58%) WMI
13 2 (0.58%) WSUS
Vendors
1 165 (48.10%) Microsoft
2 78 (22.74%) Oracle
3 63 (18.37%) HP
4 58 (16.91%) VMware
5 50 (14.58%) Red Hat
6 40 (11.66%) TIBCO
7 29 (8.45%) Citrix
8 23 (6.71%) Atlassian
9 22 (6.41%) Cisco
10 20 (5.83%) CA
11 19 (5.54%) IBM
12 16 (4.66%) AppSense
13 12 (3.50%) F5
14 7 (2.04%) Sun
14 7 (2.04%) Trend Micro
15 5 (1.46%) ThinPrint
16 4 (1.17%) SAP
17 3 (0.87%) Genesys
17 3 (0.87%) Nortel
17 3 (0.87%) Siebel
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