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 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows
England / North East
Rank 5 26 14
Rank change year-on-year +21 -12  
Contract jobs citing Windows 108 52 56
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 14.98% 5.96% 9.00%
As % of the Operating Systems category 52.68% 35.37% 43.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 34 20
Median daily rate £390 £265 £283
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +47.16% -6.40%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £111 £147
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £368 £428
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £340 £320
% change year-on-year +1.47% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 5 14
Median hourly rate £13.00 £13.50 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.70% -16.46%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.79 £12.10 £10.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.20 £17.20 £23.15
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 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 205 147 130
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 28.43% 16.86% 20.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 81 68
Median daily rate £390 £290 £347
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +34.48% -16.54%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £175 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £401 £492
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £335
% change year-on-year +6.89% +8.20%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 5 16
Median hourly rate £17.00 £13.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.92% -10.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.86 £12.25 £10.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £15.25 £16.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.15 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -8.18% +6.45%  

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 23 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 23 March 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 23 March 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 +24 96 £393 +56.68% 15
Durham -4 5 £340 +59.43% 3
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 23 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 North East region with a requirement for Windows.

1 191 (47.87%) Microsoft
2 185 (46.37%) Windows Server
3 177 (44.36%) Linux
4 161 (40.35%) Security Cleared
5 160 (40.10%) Active Directory
6 143 (35.84%) Unix
7 129 (32.33%) SC Cleared
8 128 (32.08%) ITIL
9 113 (28.32%) MS Excel
10 106 (26.57%) SQL
11 90 (22.56%) Open Source
12 87 (21.80%) Agile Software Development
13 86 (21.55%) DevOps
14 85 (21.30%) DNS
15 83 (20.80%) Oracle
16 80 (20.05%) Analytical Skills
17 77 (19.30%) AIX
18 76 (19.05%) DHCP
19 74 (18.55%) VMware
19 74 (18.55%) Windows 7
20 73 (18.30%) Windows Server 2008
21 72 (18.05%) HP
22 67 (16.79%) Windows Server 2003
23 63 (15.79%) TCP/IP
24 62 (15.54%) PowerShell
25 60 (15.04%) Windows XP
25 60 (15.04%) Change Management
26 56 (14.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
26 56 (14.04%) VMware Infrastructure
26 56 (14.04%) SaaS

Windows
Top Related 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 55 (13.78%) WebLogic
2 41 (10.28%) WebSphere
3 29 (7.27%) MS Exchange
4 24 (6.02%) Confluence
5 19 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
5 19 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2013
5 19 (4.76%) SharePoint
6 18 (4.51%) Skype for Business
7 13 (3.26%) JBoss
8 11 (2.76%) IIS
8 11 (2.76%) SharePoint 2010
9 9 (2.26%) Oracle Application Server
10 8 (2.01%) Office Communications Server
10 8 (2.01%) SharePoint 2013
11 7 (1.75%) SAS
11 7 (1.75%) Tuxedo
12 5 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2003
12 5 (1.25%) MQSeries
12 5 (1.25%) WildFly
13 4 (1.00%) GeoServer
Applications
1 113 (28.32%) MS Excel
2 46 (11.53%) MS PowerPoint
3 25 (6.27%) MS Office
4 2 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (2.01%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (1.25%) BusinessWorks
3 4 (1.00%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.25%) OpenText MBPM
4 1 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 56 (14.04%) SaaS
2 55 (13.78%) IaaS
2 55 (13.78%) PaaS
3 50 (12.53%) Microsoft Azure
4 31 (7.77%) Amazon AWS
5 19 (4.76%) Office 365
6 17 (4.26%) Trello
7 5 (1.25%) OpenShift
8 3 (0.75%) HP Helion
9 2 (0.50%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.50%) Google App Engine
9 2 (0.50%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.25%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 85 (21.30%) DNS
2 76 (19.05%) DHCP
3 63 (15.79%) TCP/IP
4 26 (6.52%) LAN
5 24 (6.02%) LDAP
6 22 (5.51%) WAN
7 19 (4.76%) Internet
8 17 (4.26%) Firewall
9 14 (3.51%) Skype
10 12 (3.01%) Intranet
10 12 (3.01%) SSL
11 11 (2.76%) SAN
11 11 (2.76%) Wi-Fi
12 9 (2.26%) 3G
13 8 (2.01%) HTTP
14 7 (1.75%) OpenLDAP
14 7 (1.75%) SSH
15 6 (1.50%) HTTPS
16 4 (1.00%) SMS
16 4 (1.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (10.03%) BusinessObjects
1 40 (10.03%) SQL Server
2 26 (6.52%) Oracle Database
3 22 (5.51%) Relational Database
4 19 (4.76%) DB2
5 14 (3.51%) Oracle Reports
6 13 (3.26%) MongoDB
7 12 (3.01%) BODI
8 11 (2.76%) Ingres
8 11 (2.76%) SQL Server 2008
9 8 (2.01%) Oracle Database 12c
10 4 (1.00%) GIS
10 4 (1.00%) SQL Server 2005
11 3 (0.75%) SAS Enterprise Guide
11 3 (0.75%) SAS Enterprise Miner
12 2 (0.50%) Big Data
12 2 (0.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 1 (0.25%) Apache Cassandra
13 1 (0.25%) SAP HANA
13 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 38 (9.52%) Git (software)
2 35 (8.77%) Jenkins
3 34 (8.52%) Sonatype Nexus
4 25 (6.27%) GitLab
5 22 (5.51%) JIRA
6 12 (3.01%) Oracle APEX
6 12 (3.01%) Oracle Forms
7 7 (1.75%) MSI
8 5 (1.25%) CA Gen
9 4 (1.00%) Visual Studio
10 3 (0.75%) Log4j
10 3 (0.75%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (0.50%) Cucumber
11 2 (0.50%) NMock
11 2 (0.50%) Selenium
11 2 (0.50%) StarTeam
11 2 (0.50%) Travis CI
11 2 (0.50%) WiX
12 1 (0.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 12 (3.01%) Finance
2 3 (0.75%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.25%) Banking
3 1 (0.25%) Electronics
3 1 (0.25%) Marketing
3 1 (0.25%) Publishing
3 1 (0.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 84 (21.05%) Support Engineer
2 41 (10.28%) Architect
3 35 (8.77%) DevOps Engineer
4 32 (8.02%) Analyst
5 29 (7.27%) 2nd Line Support
5 29 (7.27%) Desktop Support
6 27 (6.77%) DBA
6 27 (6.77%) Desktop Engineer
7 26 (6.52%) Administrator
8 24 (6.02%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 24 (6.02%) Operations Engineer
9 21 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 21 (5.26%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 21 (5.26%) Migration Engineer
10 20 (5.01%) Solutions Architect
10 20 (5.01%) Support Analyst
11 19 (4.76%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
12 18 (4.51%) Automation Engineer
12 18 (4.51%) Infrastructure Architect
13 16 (4.01%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (7.52%) Software Packaging
2 15 (3.76%) Middleware
3 14 (3.51%) .NET
4 8 (2.01%) HTML
4 8 (2.01%) XML
5 7 (1.75%) .NET Framework
5 7 (1.75%) J2EE
5 7 (1.75%) Web Services
6 5 (1.25%) REST
7 4 (1.00%) CSS
7 4 (1.00%) Java EE
7 4 (1.00%) Oracle GoldenGate
7 4 (1.00%) SignalR
8 3 (0.75%) Angular 2
8 3 (0.75%) ASP.NET
8 3 (0.75%) JAX-RPC
8 3 (0.75%) SOAP
8 3 (0.75%) WSDL
8 3 (0.75%) XSL
8 3 (0.75%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 80 (20.05%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (7.77%) Data Centre
3 27 (6.77%) Management Information System
4 24 (6.02%) Private Cloud
5 14 (3.51%) Mainframe
6 13 (3.26%) Enterprise Software
7 12 (3.01%) Tandem
8 11 (2.76%) Fat Client
8 11 (2.76%) Thin Client
9 10 (2.51%) IBM Mainframe
10 8 (2.01%) Computer Science
11 7 (1.75%) Blackberry
12 4 (1.00%) Clustering
13 3 (0.75%) Public Cloud
14 2 (0.50%) AS400
14 2 (0.50%) FlexPod
15 1 (0.25%) CESG
15 1 (0.25%) CESG CLAS
15 1 (0.25%) Hybrid Cloud
15 1 (0.25%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 185 (46.37%) Windows Server
2 177 (44.36%) Linux
3 143 (35.84%) Unix
4 77 (19.30%) AIX
5 74 (18.55%) Windows 7
6 73 (18.30%) Windows Server 2008
7 67 (16.79%) Windows Server 2003
8 60 (15.04%) Windows XP
9 56 (14.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 38 (9.52%) Windows 2000
11 35 (8.77%) Windows Server 2012
12 29 (7.27%) Solaris
13 19 (4.76%) zOS
14 17 (4.26%) HPUX
15 12 (3.01%) MVS
15 12 (3.01%) Windows 8
16 11 (2.76%) Windows 10
17 8 (2.01%) Android
17 8 (2.01%) Apple iOS
18 3 (0.75%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 128 (32.08%) ITIL
2 90 (22.56%) Open Source
3 87 (21.80%) Agile Software Development
4 86 (21.55%) DevOps
5 60 (15.04%) Change Management
6 52 (13.03%) Change Control
7 51 (12.78%) Data Management
7 51 (12.78%) Problem Management
8 50 (12.53%) Migration
9 49 (12.28%) PRINCE2
10 43 (10.78%) Service Management
11 40 (10.03%) Operational Acceptance Testing
12 37 (9.27%) ITSM
13 33 (8.27%) Configuration Management
13 33 (8.27%) Continuous Integration
14 31 (7.77%) Disaster Recovery
15 29 (7.27%) Virtual Infrastructure
16 24 (6.02%) Performance Tuning
16 24 (6.02%) Virtual Environments
17 23 (5.76%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 106 (26.57%) SQL
2 62 (15.54%) PowerShell
3 51 (12.78%) Perl
4 45 (11.28%) Java
5 43 (10.78%) VB
6 35 (8.77%) Shell Script
7 16 (4.01%) C#
7 16 (4.01%) JavaScript
8 13 (3.26%) C
9 10 (2.51%) PL/SQL
10 7 (1.75%) Korn
11 6 (1.50%) VBScript
12 5 (1.25%) T-SQL
13 4 (1.00%) Python
13 4 (1.00%) Scala
14 3 (0.75%) Ruby
15 2 (0.50%) REXX
15 2 (0.50%) Tcl
15 2 (0.50%) VB.NET
16 1 (0.25%) C++
Qualifications
1 161 (40.35%) Security Cleared
2 129 (32.33%) SC Cleared
3 23 (5.76%) BPSS Clearance
4 17 (4.26%) Degree
5 16 (4.01%) Microsoft Certification
6 14 (3.51%) DV Cleared
7 13 (3.26%) MCSE
8 6 (1.50%) DBS Check
9 4 (1.00%) ECDL
10 3 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.75%) MCSA
11 2 (0.50%) A+ Certification
11 2 (0.50%) CCNA
11 2 (0.50%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (0.50%) IBM Certification
11 2 (0.50%) MCP
12 1 (0.25%) CCNP
12 1 (0.25%) Citrix Certification
12 1 (0.25%) ISEB
12 1 (0.25%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (9.77%) SLA
2 15 (3.76%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (0.75%) QA
4 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 160 (40.10%) Active Directory
2 56 (14.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (7.52%) XenApp
4 22 (5.51%) Microsoft App-V
5 21 (5.26%) Hyper-V
6 12 (3.01%) XenDesktop
6 12 (3.01%) XenServer
7 8 (2.01%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 7 (1.75%) NFS
9 6 (1.50%) Docker
10 4 (1.00%) Oracle Clusterware
11 3 (0.75%) VMware Workstation
12 2 (0.50%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.50%) Xen
13 1 (0.25%) DFS Replication
13 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (0.25%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 1 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
13 1 (0.25%) VMware ESX
13 1 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 49 (12.28%) SCCM
2 40 (10.03%) HP SiteScope
3 35 (8.77%) Ansible
4 24 (6.02%) Dollar Universe
5 23 (5.76%) Tivoli
6 14 (3.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 10 (2.51%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 9 (2.26%) Puppet
9 8 (2.01%) Backup Exec
10 7 (1.75%) Control-M
10 7 (1.75%) Opscode Chef
11 5 (1.25%) Oracle RMAN
11 5 (1.25%) SCOM
11 5 (1.25%) WSUS
11 5 (1.25%) XenMobile
12 4 (1.00%) Data Guard
12 4 (1.00%) HP Operations Orchestration
13 3 (0.75%) MOM
14 2 (0.50%) NetBackup
14 2 (0.50%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 191 (47.87%) Microsoft
2 83 (20.80%) Oracle
3 74 (18.55%) VMware
4 72 (18.05%) HP
5 54 (13.53%) Red Hat
6 42 (10.53%) TIBCO
7 37 (9.27%) Citrix
8 30 (7.52%) Cisco
9 24 (6.02%) Atlassian
10 22 (5.51%) CA
11 21 (5.26%) AppSense
12 20 (5.01%) IBM
13 12 (3.01%) F5
14 9 (2.26%) ThinPrint
15 7 (1.75%) Sun
15 7 (1.75%) Trend Micro
16 6 (1.50%) Symantec
17 5 (1.25%) Brocade
17 5 (1.25%) SAP
18 4 (1.00%) EMC
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