Period
to 21 November 2017

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 6 months to 21 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
England > North East
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 3 2 11
Rank change year-on-year -1 +9 -6
Contract jobs citing Windows 227 705 238
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 18.46% 26.07% 11.87%
As % of the Operating Systems category 60.37% 60.67% 49.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 489 101
North East median daily rate £325 £320 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.56% +6.67% +9.09%
10th Percentile £178 £205 £180
90th Percentile £440 £450 £500
England median daily rate £350 £351 £350
% change year-on-year -0.14% +0.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 90 45
North East median hourly rate £14.00 £28.00 £17.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.00% +57.57% +7.70%
10th Percentile £9.00 £11.19 £11.42
90th Percentile £47.50 £36.00 £38.05
England median hourly rate £16.00 £15.25 £15.75
% change year-on-year +4.92% -3.17% +5.00%

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 the North East with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
North East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 376 1162 480
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 30.57% 42.97% 23.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 276 791 258
North East median daily rate £350 £325 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -11.86% +13.46%
10th Percentile £196 £215 £214
90th Percentile £538 £475 £550
England median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 94 59
North East median hourly rate £14.00 £28.00 £17.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.00% +57.57% +4.53%
10th Percentile £9.00 £11.52 £11.59
90th Percentile £47.50 £36.00 £43.15
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +6.06% - +6.45%

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

Job postings citing Windows as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North East.

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 6 months to 21 November 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 6 months to 21 November 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 6 months to 21 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear -2 180 £325 +1.56% 14
Durham -1 33 £350 +16.67% 5
Northumberland 0 2 - -
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 21 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 North East region with a requirement for Windows.

1 94 (41.41%) Active Directory
2 88 (38.77%) Linux
3 83 (36.56%) Security Cleared
4 74 (32.60%) Microsoft
5 68 (29.96%) SC Cleared
6 67 (29.52%) Windows Server
7 55 (24.23%) DNS
8 49 (21.59%) Unix
9 48 (21.15%) HP
10 47 (20.70%) ITIL
11 46 (20.26%) SQL
12 43 (18.94%) Oracle
13 42 (18.50%) DevOps
13 42 (18.50%) Office 365
14 41 (18.06%) Cisco
15 39 (17.18%) Solaris
15 39 (17.18%) VMware
15 39 (17.18%) Microsoft Azure
16 38 (16.74%) Citrix
16 38 (16.74%) SAN
17 36 (15.86%) AIX
17 36 (15.86%) SCCM
17 36 (15.86%) Windows Server 2008
17 36 (15.86%) Windows Server 2012
18 35 (15.42%) Migration
19 33 (14.54%) WebLogic
19 33 (14.54%) Red Hat
20 31 (13.66%) MS Exchange
21 30 (13.22%) Windows XP
21 30 (13.22%) DHCP

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 33 (14.54%) WebLogic
2 31 (13.66%) MS Exchange
3 30 (13.22%) Exchange Server 2010
4 28 (12.33%) Skype for Business
5 26 (11.45%) JBoss
6 25 (11.01%) SharePoint
7 17 (7.49%) Exchange Server 2013
7 17 (7.49%) OpenStack
8 14 (6.17%) SharePoint 2010
9 12 (5.29%) Confluence
10 10 (4.41%) SharePoint 2013
11 9 (3.96%) Exchange Server 2007
12 8 (3.52%) Apache
12 8 (3.52%) BizTalk Server
12 8 (3.52%) MQSeries
12 8 (3.52%) Tomcat
13 7 (3.08%) iPlanet
13 7 (3.08%) Oracle Application Server
13 7 (3.08%) WebLogic Portal
14 3 (1.32%) Drupal
Applications
1 21 (9.25%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (3.52%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (1.32%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (3.52%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 2 (0.88%) OpenText Process Suite
2 2 (0.88%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 42 (18.50%) Office 365
2 39 (17.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (11.45%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.32%) IaaS
4 3 (1.32%) PaaS
5 2 (0.88%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (0.88%) Datadog
5 2 (0.88%) Google Drive
5 2 (0.88%) Mimecast
5 2 (0.88%) SaaS
6 1 (0.44%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.44%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.44%) DigitalOcean
6 1 (0.44%) Linode
6 1 (0.44%) Serverless
6 1 (0.44%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 55 (24.23%) DNS
2 38 (16.74%) SAN
3 30 (13.22%) DHCP
3 30 (13.22%) Firewall
4 28 (12.33%) LDAP
5 26 (11.45%) Fibre Channel
6 20 (8.81%) OpenLDAP
7 19 (8.37%) SSH
8 14 (6.17%) Skype
9 13 (5.73%) SMS
10 12 (5.29%) TCP/IP
10 12 (5.29%) WAN
11 10 (4.41%) NAS
12 7 (3.08%) LAN
13 4 (1.76%) FCoE
13 4 (1.76%) iSCSI
14 3 (1.32%) VoIP
15 2 (0.88%) 3G
15 2 (0.88%) Intranet
15 2 (0.88%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (7.93%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.08%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (2.64%) MySQL
4 4 (1.76%) GIS
4 4 (1.76%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.32%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (1.32%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (1.32%) RDBMS
5 3 (1.32%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.32%) SQLPlus
6 2 (0.88%) Amazon Redshift
6 2 (0.88%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.44%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.44%) DataStage
7 1 (0.44%) IBM InfoSphere
7 1 (0.44%) MS Access
7 1 (0.44%) Redis
7 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 23 (10.13%) Jenkins
2 21 (9.25%) Git (software)
3 16 (7.05%) Subversion
3 16 (7.05%) Visual Studio
4 15 (6.61%) JIRA
5 11 (4.85%) Octopus Deploy
6 8 (3.52%) Sonatype Nexus
6 8 (3.52%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (2.64%) MSI
8 5 (2.20%) Maven
9 3 (1.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 3 (1.32%) Toad
10 2 (0.88%) GitLab
10 2 (0.88%) Selenium
10 2 (0.88%) TeamCity
11 1 (0.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 1 (0.44%) Selenium IDE
11 1 (0.44%) SoapUI
11 1 (0.44%) Vagrant
11 1 (0.44%) WebDriver
General
1 9 (3.96%) Finance
2 2 (0.88%) Marketing
2 2 (0.88%) Retail
3 1 (0.44%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 28 (12.33%) DevOps Engineer
2 24 (10.57%) Backup Engineer
3 21 (9.25%) Consultant
4 19 (8.37%) Support Engineer
5 17 (7.49%) Desktop Support
6 15 (6.61%) Storage and Backup Engineer
6 15 (6.61%) Storage Engineer
6 15 (6.61%) Windows Engineer
7 12 (5.29%) Cloud Engineer
8 11 (4.85%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 11 (4.85%) Desktop Engineer
8 11 (4.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 9 (3.96%) Analyst
9 9 (3.96%) IT Support
9 9 (3.96%) Linux Engineer
10 8 (3.52%) IT Analyst
11 7 (3.08%) Azure DevOps
11 7 (3.08%) Azure Engineer
11 7 (3.08%) Software Engineer
11 7 (3.08%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (9.69%) .NET
2 12 (5.29%) AngularJS
3 9 (3.96%) Angular 2
3 9 (3.96%) XML
4 8 (3.52%) JSON
5 7 (3.08%) J2EE
6 5 (2.20%) HTML
7 4 (1.76%) CSS
7 4 (1.76%) Middleware
8 3 (1.32%) .NET Framework
8 3 (1.32%) HTML5
8 3 (1.32%) jQuery
8 3 (1.32%) SOAP
9 2 (0.88%) Java EE
9 2 (0.88%) Node.js
9 2 (0.88%) OpenLayers
9 2 (0.88%) Sass
9 2 (0.88%) SignalR
9 2 (0.88%) Software Packaging
9 2 (0.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 18 (7.93%) Replication
2 14 (6.17%) Computer Science
3 12 (5.29%) Clustering
4 9 (3.96%) Data Centre
4 9 (3.96%) HP Storage
5 5 (2.20%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (2.20%) Grid Computing
6 3 (1.32%) Fat Client
6 3 (1.32%) PKI
6 3 (1.32%) Private Cloud
6 3 (1.32%) Public Cloud
6 3 (1.32%) Smartphone
6 3 (1.32%) Thin Client
7 2 (0.88%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.88%) Social Network
7 2 (0.88%) VAX
8 1 (0.44%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.44%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.44%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (0.44%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 88 (38.77%) Linux
2 67 (29.52%) Windows Server
3 49 (21.59%) Unix
4 39 (17.18%) Solaris
5 36 (15.86%) AIX
5 36 (15.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 36 (15.86%) Windows Server 2012
6 30 (13.22%) Windows XP
7 26 (11.45%) Windows 10
8 25 (11.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 19 (8.37%) Windows 7
9 19 (8.37%) Windows Server 2003
10 9 (3.96%) HPUX
11 8 (3.52%) SUSE
12 5 (2.20%) Apple iOS
13 4 (1.76%) OpenVMS
14 3 (1.32%) Android
14 3 (1.32%) Windows 2000
14 3 (1.32%) Windows 8
15 2 (0.88%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (20.70%) ITIL
2 42 (18.50%) DevOps
3 35 (15.42%) Migration
4 26 (11.45%) Agile Software Development
5 24 (10.57%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 23 (10.13%) Continuous Integration
7 20 (8.81%) Software Engineering
8 19 (8.37%) Test Automation
9 16 (7.05%) Performance Tuning
9 16 (7.05%) Scrum
10 15 (6.61%) Load Balancing
11 14 (6.17%) Continuous Delivery
11 14 (6.17%) Quality Management
11 14 (6.17%) Software Delivery
12 12 (5.29%) Configuration Management
12 12 (5.29%) QMS
13 11 (4.85%) Incident Management
14 10 (4.41%) High Availability
15 9 (3.96%) TDD
15 9 (3.96%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 46 (20.26%) SQL
2 29 (12.78%) Perl
3 28 (12.33%) PowerShell
4 22 (9.69%) PL/SQL
5 21 (9.25%) Shell Script
6 19 (8.37%) C#
7 18 (7.93%) Korn
8 15 (6.61%) JavaScript
9 12 (5.29%) C++
10 8 (3.52%) C
10 8 (3.52%) Python
11 6 (2.64%) Bash Shell
12 4 (1.76%) C-shell
12 4 (1.76%) Java
12 4 (1.76%) PHP
13 3 (1.32%) Ruby
14 2 (0.88%) VB
15 1 (0.44%) Pascal
15 1 (0.44%) T-SQL
15 1 (0.44%) VBA
Qualifications
1 83 (36.56%) Security Cleared
2 68 (29.96%) SC Cleared
3 19 (8.37%) Microsoft Certification
4 17 (7.49%) BPSS Clearance
4 17 (7.49%) Degree
4 17 (7.49%) MCSE
5 9 (3.96%) Computer Science Degree
6 8 (3.52%) MCSA
7 7 (3.08%) DV Cleared
8 3 (1.32%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.44%) A+ Certification
9 1 (0.44%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.44%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.44%) NVQ Level 3
9 1 (0.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.96%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (1.32%) PCI DSS
2 3 (1.32%) QA
3 1 (0.44%) GDPR
System Software
1 94 (41.41%) Active Directory
2 25 (11.01%) Hyper-V
3 22 (9.69%) XenApp
4 21 (9.25%) VMware Infrastructure
5 20 (8.81%) NFS
5 20 (8.81%) XenDesktop
6 19 (8.37%) XenServer
7 16 (7.05%) Microsoft App-V
8 8 (3.52%) Brightmail
8 8 (3.52%) KVM
8 8 (3.52%) Oracle RAC
8 8 (3.52%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 6 (2.64%) Docker
10 5 (2.20%) vSphere
11 4 (1.76%) Samba
12 3 (1.32%) Virtual Machines
12 3 (1.32%) Virtual Servers
12 3 (1.32%) VMware ESXi
12 3 (1.32%) Xen
13 2 (0.88%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 36 (15.86%) SCCM
2 28 (12.33%) EMC NetWorker
3 27 (11.89%) HP Data Protector
3 27 (11.89%) NetBackup
4 19 (8.37%) Backup Exec
5 17 (7.49%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 16 (7.05%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 11 (4.85%) Ansible
7 11 (4.85%) Puppet
7 11 (4.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 8 (3.52%) OpenView
9 6 (2.64%) Opscode Chef
10 4 (1.76%) Microsoft Clustering
11 3 (1.32%) Nagios
11 3 (1.32%) Tivoli
11 3 (1.32%) vCenter Server
11 3 (1.32%) WSUS
11 3 (1.32%) XenMobile
12 2 (0.88%) HP SiteScope
12 2 (0.88%) Packer
Vendors
1 74 (32.60%) Microsoft
2 48 (21.15%) HP
3 43 (18.94%) Oracle
4 41 (18.06%) Cisco
5 39 (17.18%) VMware
6 38 (16.74%) Citrix
7 33 (14.54%) Red Hat
8 29 (12.78%) Symantec
9 28 (12.33%) EMC
10 26 (11.45%) Brocade
11 25 (11.01%) Veritas
12 20 (8.81%) IBM
13 18 (7.93%) AppSense
13 18 (7.93%) Veeam
14 8 (3.52%) Cognos
14 8 (3.52%) IronPort
14 8 (3.52%) Opsware
14 8 (3.52%) PlateSpin
14 8 (3.52%) Sun
15 7 (3.08%) F5