Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 4 2 13
Rank change year-on-year -2 +11 -6
Contract jobs citing Windows 172 614 171
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 19.72% 27.66% 12.12%
As % of the Operating Systems category 55.48% 60.49% 44.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 452 75
Newcastle upon Tyne median daily rate £325 £320 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.56% +6.67% -1.64%
10th Percentile £177 £205 £184
90th Percentile £450 £456 £508
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £325 £320 £310
% change year-on-year +1.56% +3.23% +9.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 74 25
Newcastle upon Tyne median hourly rate £14.00 £28.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.00% +16.67% +49.25%
10th Percentile £9.14 £13.83 £11.71
90th Percentile £45.66 £36.00 £41.30
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £12.25 £28.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year -56.25% +30.23% +56.36%

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 310 1015 385
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 35.55% 45.72% 27.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 236 720 216
Newcastle upon Tyne median daily rate £350 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -13.33% +8.70%
10th Percentile £223 £217 £238
90th Percentile £540 £477 £550
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £350 £325 £375
% change year-on-year +7.69% -13.33% +13.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 76 37
Newcastle upon Tyne median hourly rate £14.00 £28.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.00% +3.70% +8.00%
10th Percentile £9.14 £14.88 £11.72
90th Percentile £45.66 £36.00 £43.30
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £13.00 £28.00 £26.25
% change year-on-year -53.57% +6.67% +74.53%

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 23 November 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 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 78 (45.35%) Active Directory
2 77 (44.77%) Linux
3 68 (39.53%) Security Cleared
4 59 (34.30%) Windows Server
5 55 (31.98%) SC Cleared
6 49 (28.49%) DNS
7 47 (27.33%) HP
8 46 (26.74%) Microsoft
9 43 (25.00%) ITIL
10 40 (23.26%) Unix
11 39 (22.67%) SQL
11 39 (22.67%) Oracle
11 39 (22.67%) Solaris
12 37 (21.51%) Cisco
12 37 (21.51%) SAN
13 36 (20.93%) AIX
14 34 (19.77%) VMware
15 32 (18.60%) Migration
15 32 (18.60%) Red Hat
15 32 (18.60%) Windows Server 2012
16 31 (18.02%) DevOps
16 31 (18.02%) WebLogic
17 30 (17.44%) SCCM
18 29 (16.86%) Windows Server 2008
18 29 (16.86%) MS Exchange
18 29 (16.86%) Symantec
18 29 (16.86%) Firewall
19 28 (16.28%) EMC
19 28 (16.28%) Citrix
19 28 (16.28%) Windows XP

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 (18.02%) WebLogic
2 29 (16.86%) MS Exchange
3 28 (16.28%) Exchange Server 2010
4 25 (14.53%) JBoss
5 23 (13.37%) Skype for Business
6 22 (12.79%) SharePoint
7 17 (9.88%) OpenStack
8 15 (8.72%) Exchange Server 2013
9 12 (6.98%) SharePoint 2010
10 8 (4.65%) Apache
10 8 (4.65%) BizTalk Server
10 8 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2007
10 8 (4.65%) MQSeries
10 8 (4.65%) SharePoint 2013
11 7 (4.07%) iPlanet
11 7 (4.07%) Oracle Application Server
11 7 (4.07%) Tomcat
11 7 (4.07%) WebLogic Portal
12 4 (2.33%) Confluence
13 2 (1.16%) Drupal
Applications
1 16 (9.30%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (4.65%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (4.65%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 2 (1.16%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.58%) OpenText Process Suite
Cloud Services
1 26 (15.12%) Office 365
2 24 (13.95%) Amazon AWS
3 21 (12.21%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.16%) Datadog
4 2 (1.16%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.58%) DigitalOcean
5 1 (0.58%) Google Drive
5 1 (0.58%) IaaS
5 1 (0.58%) Linode
5 1 (0.58%) PaaS
5 1 (0.58%) SaaS
5 1 (0.58%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 49 (28.49%) DNS
2 37 (21.51%) SAN
3 29 (16.86%) Firewall
4 27 (15.70%) LDAP
5 26 (15.12%) Fibre Channel
6 25 (14.53%) DHCP
7 19 (11.05%) OpenLDAP
8 18 (10.47%) SSH
9 13 (7.56%) SMS
10 10 (5.81%) Skype
10 10 (5.81%) TCP/IP
10 10 (5.81%) WAN
11 9 (5.23%) NAS
12 5 (2.91%) LAN
13 4 (2.33%) FCoE
13 4 (2.33%) iSCSI
14 2 (1.16%) Remote Desktop
14 2 (1.16%) VLAN
15 1 (0.58%) PBX
15 1 (0.58%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (8.72%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.07%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (2.33%) Oracle Database
4 3 (1.74%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (1.74%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (1.74%) RDBMS
4 3 (1.74%) Relational Database
4 3 (1.74%) SQLPlus
5 2 (1.16%) Amazon Redshift
5 2 (1.16%) GIS
5 2 (1.16%) MySQL
5 2 (1.16%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.58%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.58%) DataStage
6 1 (0.58%) IBM InfoSphere
6 1 (0.58%) MS Access
6 1 (0.58%) Redis
6 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 13 (7.56%) Jenkins
2 11 (6.40%) Git (software)
3 9 (5.23%) Visual Studio
4 7 (4.07%) Sonatype Nexus
4 7 (4.07%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (3.49%) JIRA
5 6 (3.49%) MSI
5 6 (3.49%) Subversion
6 4 (2.33%) Maven
7 3 (1.74%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 3 (1.74%) Toad
8 2 (1.16%) GitLab
8 2 (1.16%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.58%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.58%) gulp
9 1 (0.58%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (0.58%) Selenium
9 1 (0.58%) Vagrant
General
1 7 (4.07%) Finance
2 2 (1.16%) Marketing
3 1 (0.58%) Advertising
3 1 (0.58%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 24 (13.95%) Backup Engineer
2 18 (10.47%) DevOps Engineer
3 17 (9.88%) Consultant
4 16 (9.30%) Support Engineer
5 15 (8.72%) Storage and Backup Engineer
5 15 (8.72%) Storage Engineer
6 13 (7.56%) Desktop Support
7 11 (6.40%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 11 (6.40%) Cloud Engineer
8 10 (5.81%) Desktop Engineer
9 9 (5.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 9 (5.23%) Linux Engineer
10 8 (4.65%) Analyst
11 7 (4.07%) IT Analyst
11 7 (4.07%) Unix Engineer
12 6 (3.49%) 3rd Line Support
12 6 (3.49%) Linux/Unix DevOps
12 6 (3.49%) Windows Engineer
13 5 (2.91%) Messaging Specialist
13 5 (2.91%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.81%) .NET
2 7 (4.07%) J2EE
2 7 (4.07%) XML
3 4 (2.33%) Middleware
4 2 (1.16%) AngularJS
4 2 (1.16%) SOAP
4 2 (1.16%) Software Packaging
5 1 (0.58%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (0.58%) Angular 2
5 1 (0.58%) HTML
5 1 (0.58%) HTML5
5 1 (0.58%) JSON
5 1 (0.58%) LAMP
5 1 (0.58%) LAPP Stack
5 1 (0.58%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (0.58%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 18 (10.47%) Replication
2 12 (6.98%) Clustering
3 10 (5.81%) Computer Science
4 9 (5.23%) Data Centre
4 9 (5.23%) HP Storage
5 5 (2.91%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (2.91%) Grid Computing
6 3 (1.74%) PKI
6 3 (1.74%) Private Cloud
7 2 (1.16%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.58%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.58%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.58%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.58%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.58%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.58%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 77 (44.77%) Linux
2 59 (34.30%) Windows Server
3 40 (23.26%) Unix
4 39 (22.67%) Solaris
5 36 (20.93%) AIX
6 32 (18.60%) Windows Server 2012
7 29 (16.86%) Windows Server 2008
8 28 (16.28%) Windows XP
9 24 (13.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 16 (9.30%) Windows Server 2003
11 15 (8.72%) Windows 10
12 13 (7.56%) Windows 7
13 9 (5.23%) HPUX
14 8 (4.65%) SUSE
15 3 (1.74%) Apple iOS
15 3 (1.74%) Windows 2000
16 1 (0.58%) Android
16 1 (0.58%) Debian
16 1 (0.58%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (25.00%) ITIL
2 32 (18.60%) Migration
3 31 (18.02%) DevOps
4 23 (13.37%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 16 (9.30%) Performance Tuning
6 14 (8.14%) Load Balancing
6 14 (8.14%) Quality Management
7 12 (6.98%) QMS
8 10 (5.81%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (5.81%) High Availability
9 9 (5.23%) User Acceptance Testing
10 8 (4.65%) Performance Monitoring
10 8 (4.65%) Software Delivery
11 6 (3.49%) Configuration Management
11 6 (3.49%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (3.49%) Scrum
11 6 (3.49%) Server Building
11 6 (3.49%) Unit Testing
12 5 (2.91%) Service Delivery
12 5 (2.91%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 39 (22.67%) SQL
2 25 (14.53%) Perl
3 21 (12.21%) PL/SQL
4 18 (10.47%) PowerShell
5 17 (9.88%) Korn
6 12 (6.98%) Shell Script
7 9 (5.23%) C#
8 8 (4.65%) JavaScript
9 7 (4.07%) Python
10 6 (3.49%) Bash Shell
11 4 (2.33%) C-shell
12 3 (1.74%) C++
12 3 (1.74%) Java
12 3 (1.74%) Ruby
13 2 (1.16%) C
13 2 (1.16%) VB
14 1 (0.58%) Jython
14 1 (0.58%) PHP
14 1 (0.58%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.58%) VBA
Qualifications
1 68 (39.53%) Security Cleared
2 55 (31.98%) SC Cleared
3 14 (8.14%) BPSS Clearance
3 14 (8.14%) MCSE
3 14 (8.14%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (5.23%) Degree
5 8 (4.65%) Computer Science Degree
6 7 (4.07%) MCSA
7 5 (2.91%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.58%) A+ Certification
8 1 (0.58%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.58%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.58%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.58%) NVQ Level 3
8 1 (0.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.07%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (1.74%) PCI DSS
2 3 (1.74%) QA
3 1 (0.58%) GDPR
System Software
1 78 (45.35%) Active Directory
2 23 (13.37%) Hyper-V
3 21 (12.21%) XenDesktop
4 20 (11.63%) XenApp
5 19 (11.05%) NFS
5 19 (11.05%) XenServer
6 17 (9.88%) VMware Infrastructure
7 14 (8.14%) Microsoft App-V
8 8 (4.65%) KVM
8 8 (4.65%) Oracle RAC
8 8 (4.65%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 7 (4.07%) Brightmail
10 5 (2.91%) Docker
10 5 (2.91%) vSphere
11 4 (2.33%) Samba
12 3 (1.74%) Virtual Machines
12 3 (1.74%) Virtual Servers
12 3 (1.74%) VMware ESXi
12 3 (1.74%) Xen
13 1 (0.58%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 30 (17.44%) SCCM
2 28 (16.28%) EMC NetWorker
3 27 (15.70%) HP Data Protector
3 27 (15.70%) NetBackup
4 19 (11.05%) Backup Exec
5 17 (9.88%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 16 (9.30%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 10 (5.81%) Ansible
7 10 (5.81%) Puppet
8 9 (5.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 8 (4.65%) OpenView
10 5 (2.91%) Opscode Chef
11 4 (2.33%) Microsoft Clustering
12 3 (1.74%) Nagios
12 3 (1.74%) Tivoli
12 3 (1.74%) vCenter Server
12 3 (1.74%) WSUS
12 3 (1.74%) XenMobile
13 2 (1.16%) HP SiteScope
13 2 (1.16%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 47 (27.33%) HP
2 46 (26.74%) Microsoft
3 39 (22.67%) Oracle
4 37 (21.51%) Cisco
5 34 (19.77%) VMware
6 32 (18.60%) Red Hat
7 29 (16.86%) Symantec
8 28 (16.28%) Citrix
8 28 (16.28%) EMC
9 26 (15.12%) Brocade
10 25 (14.53%) Veritas
11 20 (11.63%) IBM
12 18 (10.47%) Veeam
13 16 (9.30%) AppSense
14 8 (4.65%) Cognos
14 8 (4.65%) Opsware
14 8 (4.65%) PlateSpin
14 8 (4.65%) Sun
15 7 (4.07%) F5
15 7 (4.07%) IronPort