The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North East 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 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
England / North East
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 7 3 6
Rank change year-on-year -4 +3  
Contract jobs citing Windows 83 485 127
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 14.85% 30.12% 15.43%
As % of the Operating Systems category 64.84% 68.41% 59.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 305 60
Median daily rate £333 £280 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.75% -21.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £172 £211 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £350 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £338 £325
% change year-on-year - +3.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 43 29
Median hourly rate £26.00 £28.00 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.14% +73.26%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.18 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.30 £36.00 £28.10
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 the North East with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
North East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 128 709 213
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 22.90% 44.04% 25.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 457 114
Median daily rate £324 £283 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.50% -5.68%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £218 £133
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £385 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £348
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 47 29
Median hourly rate £14.00 £28.00 £14.36
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.00% +95.05%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £37.00 £31.55
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 the North East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North East 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 the North East

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows in the North East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows in the North East

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in the North East over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows in the North East

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows in the North East

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in the North East over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows in the North East

Windows
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the North East region over the 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear -2 57 £322 +15.00% 13
Durham -2 19 £340 +6.66% 2
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 24 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 North East region with a requirement for Windows.

1 91 (47.64%) Windows Server
2 88 (46.07%) Active Directory
3 86 (45.03%) Security Cleared
4 75 (39.27%) Microsoft
5 66 (34.55%) Linux
6 64 (33.51%) SC Cleared
7 54 (28.27%) Microsoft Azure
8 42 (21.99%) Windows Server 2008
9 41 (21.47%) Windows Server 2003
10 39 (20.42%) HP
10 39 (20.42%) Agile Software Development
11 38 (19.90%) Oracle
12 37 (19.37%) PowerShell
13 36 (18.85%) Unix
14 33 (17.28%) ITIL
14 33 (17.28%) Amazon AWS
15 32 (16.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 32 (16.75%) Red Hat
16 31 (16.23%) WebLogic
16 31 (16.23%) SQL
16 31 (16.23%) Windows 7
17 30 (15.71%) Ansible
17 30 (15.71%) DevOps
17 30 (15.71%) Sonatype Nexus
17 30 (15.71%) DHCP
17 30 (15.71%) TIBCO
18 29 (15.18%) BusinessObjects
18 29 (15.18%) DNS
18 29 (15.18%) Continuous Integration
19 28 (14.66%) SCCM

Windows
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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 (16.23%) WebLogic
2 25 (13.09%) MS Exchange
3 23 (12.04%) SharePoint
4 20 (10.47%) Confluence
5 17 (8.90%) Exchange Server 2013
6 15 (7.85%) Exchange Server 2010
7 13 (6.81%) SharePoint 2010
8 12 (6.28%) Skype for Business
9 9 (4.71%) Office Communications Server
9 9 (4.71%) SharePoint 2013
10 7 (3.66%) IIS
11 6 (3.14%) GeoServer
12 2 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2007
12 2 (1.05%) NServiceBus
13 1 (0.52%) CMS
13 1 (0.52%) Drupal
13 1 (0.52%) JBoss
13 1 (0.52%) SAS
13 1 (0.52%) Sitecore CMS
13 1 (0.52%) Tomcat
Applications
1 18 (9.42%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.05%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 54 (28.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 33 (17.28%) Amazon AWS
3 21 (10.99%) Office 365
4 18 (9.42%) Trello
5 2 (1.05%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.52%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.52%) IaaS
6 1 (0.52%) PaaS
6 1 (0.52%) SaaS
6 1 (0.52%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 30 (15.71%) DHCP
2 29 (15.18%) DNS
3 17 (8.90%) TCP/IP
4 15 (7.85%) SAN
5 12 (6.28%) Fibre Channel
5 12 (6.28%) LAN
6 11 (5.76%) WAN
7 10 (5.24%) Skype
8 4 (2.09%) 3G
8 4 (2.09%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (1.57%) Firewall
9 3 (1.57%) IP Telephony
10 2 (1.05%) HTTP
10 2 (1.05%) HTTPS
10 2 (1.05%) NAS
10 2 (1.05%) NetScaler
10 2 (1.05%) SMS
10 2 (1.05%) SSL
10 2 (1.05%) VLAN
10 2 (1.05%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (15.18%) BusinessObjects
2 20 (10.47%) SQL Server
3 10 (5.24%) Relational Database
4 6 (3.14%) BODI
4 6 (3.14%) GIS
4 6 (3.14%) Oracle Database
5 4 (2.09%) MySQL
5 4 (2.09%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.52%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.52%) Big Data
6 1 (0.52%) Ingres
6 1 (0.52%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.52%) MS Access
6 1 (0.52%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.52%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.52%) Redis
6 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 30 (15.71%) Sonatype Nexus
2 28 (14.66%) Git (software)
2 28 (14.66%) Jenkins
3 22 (11.52%) GitLab
4 18 (9.42%) JIRA
5 6 (3.14%) Oracle APEX
5 6 (3.14%) Oracle Forms
6 4 (2.09%) Cucumber
6 4 (2.09%) MSI
6 4 (2.09%) Selenium
7 1 (0.52%) Gatling
7 1 (0.52%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.52%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (3.14%) Military
2 4 (2.09%) Finance
3 1 (0.52%) Back Office
3 1 (0.52%) Electronics
3 1 (0.52%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.52%) Marketing
3 1 (0.52%) Publishing
3 1 (0.52%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 34 (17.80%) Support Engineer
2 26 (13.61%) DevOps Engineer
3 21 (10.99%) Architect
4 15 (7.85%) Desktop Support
4 15 (7.85%) Developer
5 12 (6.28%) 2nd Line Support
5 12 (6.28%) Backup Engineer
6 11 (5.76%) Analyst
7 10 (5.24%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 10 (5.24%) Consultant
7 10 (5.24%) Migration Engineer
7 10 (5.24%) Solutions Architect
8 9 (4.71%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 9 (4.71%) Administrator
8 9 (4.71%) C# Developer
8 9 (4.71%) Cloud Engineer
8 9 (4.71%) Windows Engineer
9 8 (4.19%) Azure Engineer
9 8 (4.19%) Infrastructure Architect
9 8 (4.19%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (13.61%) Software Packaging
2 10 (5.24%) .NET
3 8 (4.19%) AngularJS
3 8 (4.19%) HTML
4 7 (3.66%) .NET Framework
4 7 (3.66%) CSS
5 6 (3.14%) Java EE
5 6 (3.14%) SignalR
6 5 (2.62%) HTML5
6 5 (2.62%) jQuery
6 5 (2.62%) Sass
7 4 (2.09%) Angular 2
7 4 (2.09%) Node.js
7 4 (2.09%) OpenLayers
7 4 (2.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 4 (2.09%) Web Services
8 3 (1.57%) Entity Framework
9 2 (1.05%) REST
10 1 (0.52%) ASP.NET Web API
10 1 (0.52%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 25 (13.09%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (7.85%) Data Centre
3 14 (7.33%) Private Cloud
4 10 (5.24%) Replication
5 6 (3.14%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (3.14%) Fat Client
5 6 (3.14%) HP Storage
5 6 (3.14%) Thin Client
6 5 (2.62%) Blackberry
7 4 (2.09%) Computer Science
7 4 (2.09%) Public Cloud
8 3 (1.57%) Hybrid Cloud
8 3 (1.57%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.05%) Clustering
9 2 (1.05%) EMC VNX
10 1 (0.52%) AS400
10 1 (0.52%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.52%) Greenfield Project
10 1 (0.52%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.52%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 91 (47.64%) Windows Server
2 66 (34.55%) Linux
3 42 (21.99%) Windows Server 2008
4 41 (21.47%) Windows Server 2003
5 36 (18.85%) Unix
6 32 (16.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 31 (16.23%) Windows 7
8 22 (11.52%) Windows Server 2012
9 21 (10.99%) Solaris
9 21 (10.99%) Windows 10
10 17 (8.90%) AIX
11 6 (3.14%) Android
11 6 (3.14%) Apple iOS
12 5 (2.62%) HPUX
12 5 (2.62%) Windows 8
13 4 (2.09%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (20.42%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (17.28%) ITIL
3 30 (15.71%) DevOps
4 29 (15.18%) Continuous Integration
5 28 (14.66%) Open Source
6 26 (13.61%) Migration
7 25 (13.09%) Change Control
8 21 (10.99%) Configuration Management
9 12 (6.28%) Virtual Infrastructure
10 11 (5.76%) Incident Management
10 11 (5.76%) SOA
10 11 (5.76%) Software Delivery
11 10 (5.24%) Network Design
11 10 (5.24%) Software Engineering
11 10 (5.24%) Test Automation
11 10 (5.24%) UML
11 10 (5.24%) Virtual Environments
12 9 (4.71%) Office Automation
12 9 (4.71%) Performance Tuning
12 9 (4.71%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 37 (19.37%) PowerShell
2 31 (16.23%) SQL
3 16 (8.38%) JavaScript
4 13 (6.81%) C#
5 11 (5.76%) Shell Script
6 8 (4.19%) Perl
7 7 (3.66%) VB
8 5 (2.62%) Java
9 3 (1.57%) PHP
9 3 (1.57%) PL/SQL
10 2 (1.05%) C
10 2 (1.05%) REXX
10 2 (1.05%) Tcl
11 1 (0.52%) Scala
11 1 (0.52%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.52%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.52%) VBA
Qualifications
1 86 (45.03%) Security Cleared
2 64 (33.51%) SC Cleared
3 15 (7.85%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (6.28%) DV Cleared
4 12 (6.28%) MCSE
5 10 (5.24%) Degree
6 5 (2.62%) MCSA
7 4 (2.09%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (2.09%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (1.05%) DBS Check
8 2 (1.05%) ECDL
9 1 (0.52%) HND
9 1 (0.52%) ISEB
9 1 (0.52%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.62%) QA
1 5 (2.62%) SLA
2 4 (2.09%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 88 (46.07%) Active Directory
2 19 (9.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (7.33%) Hyper-V
4 11 (5.76%) XenApp
5 8 (4.19%) Microsoft App-V
6 6 (3.14%) XenServer
7 5 (2.62%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (2.09%) XenDesktop
9 2 (1.05%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.52%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (0.52%) Docker
10 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.52%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 30 (15.71%) Ansible
2 28 (14.66%) SCCM
3 24 (12.57%) Dollar Universe
4 13 (6.81%) EMC NetWorker
4 13 (6.81%) HP SiteScope
5 12 (6.28%) HP Data Protector
5 12 (6.28%) NetBackup
6 11 (5.76%) Backup Exec
7 10 (5.24%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 9 (4.71%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 8 (4.19%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 6 (3.14%) SCOM
11 4 (2.09%) Netcool
11 4 (2.09%) XenMobile
12 3 (1.57%) Microsoft Clustering
12 3 (1.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 3 (1.57%) Tivoli
13 1 (0.52%) AirWatch
13 1 (0.52%) EdgeSight
13 1 (0.52%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 75 (39.27%) Microsoft
2 39 (20.42%) HP
3 38 (19.90%) Oracle
4 32 (16.75%) Red Hat
5 30 (15.71%) TIBCO
6 27 (14.14%) VMware
7 25 (13.09%) Cisco
8 20 (10.47%) Atlassian
8 20 (10.47%) Citrix
9 14 (7.33%) EMC
10 12 (6.28%) Brocade
10 12 (6.28%) Symantec
11 9 (4.71%) IBM
12 8 (4.19%) Veeam
12 8 (4.19%) Veritas
13 6 (3.14%) AppSense
13 6 (3.14%) F5
13 6 (3.14%) NetApp
14 5 (2.62%) Trend Micro
15 4 (2.09%) ThinPrint
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