Period
to 20 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear 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 20 September 2018 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
North East > Tyne and Wear
6 months to
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 6 4 3
Rank change year-on-year -2 -1 +9
Contract jobs citing Windows 164 164 720
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 17.88% 17.90% 28.28%
As % of the Operating Systems category 55.78% 55.03% 64.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 118 477
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £333 £322 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.18% +9.24% -4.84%
10th Percentile £153 £177 £209
90th Percentile £441 £446 £447
North East median daily rate £333 £322 £295
% change year-on-year +3.18% +9.24% -1.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 23 75
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £11.50 £14.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.86% -50.00% +76.54%
10th Percentile £10.13 £9.50 £11.04
90th Percentile £28.25 £46.33 £36.30
North East median hourly rate £12.75 £24.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year -47.96% -12.50% +73.27%

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 Tyne and Wear with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Tyne and Wear
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 294 298 1,121
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 32.06% 32.53% 44.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 227 747
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £375 £340 £308
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.29% +10.57% -18.00%
10th Percentile £200 £206 £218
90th Percentile £548 £500 £475
North East median daily rate £370 £340 £310
% change year-on-year +8.82% +9.68% -17.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 24 77
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £13.50 £19.25 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.87% -31.25% +57.57%
10th Percentile £10.13 £9.50 £11.07
90th Percentile £35.00 £46.16 £36.20
North East median hourly rate £13.72 £26.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year -47.23% -7.14% +73.27%

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Tyne and Wear

Job postings citing Windows as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear.

Job vacancy trend for Windows in Tyne and Wear

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows in Tyne and Wear.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows in Tyne and Wear

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in Tyne and Wear over the 6 months to 20 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows in Tyne and Wear

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows in Tyne and Wear

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in Tyne and Wear over the 6 months to 20 September 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows in Tyne and Wear

Windows
Contract Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the Tyne and Wear region over the 6 months to 20 September 2018. 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
Newcastle upon Tyne -1 158 £333 +3.26% 23
Gateshead -5 3 £73 -79.29% 5
Sunderland -1 2 - - 2
Windows
North East

For the 6 months to 20 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Tyne and Wear region with a requirement for Windows.

1 72 (43.90%) Linux
2 66 (40.24%) Security Cleared
3 63 (38.41%) Active Directory
4 61 (37.20%) Microsoft
5 59 (35.98%) Windows Server
6 56 (34.15%) Puppet
7 53 (32.32%) SC Cleared
8 50 (30.49%) DevOps
9 49 (29.88%) Ansible
10 48 (29.27%) Microsoft Azure
11 47 (28.66%) Amazon AWS
12 46 (28.05%) Data Centre
13 43 (26.22%) Open Source
14 41 (25.00%) PowerShell
15 40 (24.39%) Configuration Management
15 40 (24.39%) BDD
16 39 (23.78%) High Availability
17 38 (23.17%) Python
17 38 (23.17%) Windows Server 2008
18 37 (22.56%) Degree
18 37 (22.56%) Agile Software Development
19 36 (21.95%) VMware
19 36 (21.95%) DHCP
19 36 (21.95%) Citrix
19 36 (21.95%) SQL Server
19 36 (21.95%) Nagios
19 36 (21.95%) Bash Shell
20 35 (21.34%) Elastic Stack
20 35 (21.34%) SQL
20 35 (21.34%) C++

Windows
Co-occurring IT Skills in Tyne and Wear 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 14 (8.54%) IIS
2 12 (7.32%) MS Exchange
3 4 (2.44%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.22%) NServiceBus
4 2 (1.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (1.22%) SAS
4 2 (1.22%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (1.22%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.22%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.61%) Apache
5 1 (0.61%) CMS
5 1 (0.61%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.61%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.61%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.61%) Tomcat
Applications
1 14 (8.54%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 48 (29.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 47 (28.66%) Amazon AWS
3 32 (19.51%) Datadog
4 4 (2.44%) Google Cloud Platform
4 4 (2.44%) Office 365
4 4 (2.44%) PaaS
5 3 (1.83%) IaaS
5 3 (1.83%) SaaS
6 2 (1.22%) AWS Lambda
6 2 (1.22%) G Suite
6 2 (1.22%) Serverless
7 1 (0.61%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.61%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.61%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.61%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.61%) DigitalOcean
7 1 (0.61%) GitHub
7 1 (0.61%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.61%) Linode
Communications & Networking
1 36 (21.95%) DHCP
2 35 (21.34%) DNS
3 14 (8.54%) NetScaler
4 13 (7.93%) SAN
5 9 (5.49%) Wi-Fi
6 7 (4.27%) 3G
7 6 (3.66%) Firewall
7 6 (3.66%) HTTPS
8 4 (2.44%) HTTP
8 4 (2.44%) iSCSI
8 4 (2.44%) LAN
8 4 (2.44%) NAS
8 4 (2.44%) Remote Desktop
8 4 (2.44%) WAN
9 2 (1.22%) SSL
9 2 (1.22%) VPN
10 1 (0.61%) Ethernet
10 1 (0.61%) FTP
10 1 (0.61%) Internet
10 1 (0.61%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (21.95%) SQL Server
2 25 (15.24%) Amazon Redshift
3 15 (9.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 15 (9.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (3.66%) MongoDB
4 6 (3.66%) NoSQL
5 3 (1.83%) DB2
6 2 (1.22%) Big Data
6 2 (1.22%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.22%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (1.22%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.61%) DataStage
7 1 (0.61%) IBM InfoSphere
7 1 (0.61%) MySQL
7 1 (0.61%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.61%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.61%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 34 (20.73%) Jenkins
2 28 (17.07%) TeamCity
3 13 (7.93%) SpecFlow
4 9 (5.49%) Git (software)
5 6 (3.66%) GitLab
6 5 (3.05%) PVCS
7 4 (2.44%) Artifactory
8 3 (1.83%) Subversion
9 2 (1.22%) JIRA
10 1 (0.61%) Maven
10 1 (0.61%) Octopus Deploy
10 1 (0.61%) Sonatype Nexus
10 1 (0.61%) Vagrant
General
1 8 (4.88%) Banking
2 6 (3.66%) Finance
3 2 (1.22%) Retail Banking
4 1 (0.61%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.61%) Military
Job Titles
1 40 (24.39%) DevOps Engineer
2 23 (14.02%) Developer
3 18 (10.98%) C# Developer
4 16 (9.76%) Analyst
5 13 (7.93%) Support Engineer
6 11 (6.71%) Citrix Engineer
7 10 (6.10%) 2nd Line Support
8 9 (5.49%) Desktop Support
9 8 (4.88%) Junior
9 8 (4.88%) Senior DevOps
10 7 (4.27%) .NET Developer
10 7 (4.27%) C# .NET Developer
10 7 (4.27%) Support Analyst
10 7 (4.27%) Virtualisation Engineer
11 6 (3.66%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 6 (3.66%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 6 (3.66%) Automation Engineer
11 6 (3.66%) Infrastructure Support
11 6 (3.66%) Junior DevOps
11 6 (3.66%) Junior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (21.34%) Elastic Stack
2 19 (11.59%) .NET
3 16 (9.76%) ASP.NET
4 13 (7.93%) ASP.NET MVC
5 10 (6.10%) XML
6 9 (5.49%) HTML
7 8 (4.88%) Middleware
8 7 (4.27%) JSON
9 5 (3.05%) CSS
10 4 (2.44%) HTML5
10 4 (2.44%) KnockoutJS
10 4 (2.44%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 4 (2.44%) Web Services
11 2 (1.22%) .NET Framework
11 2 (1.22%) Angular 2
11 2 (1.22%) J2EE
11 2 (1.22%) SOAP
12 1 (0.61%) jQuery
12 1 (0.61%) Ruby on Rails
12 1 (0.61%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 46 (28.05%) Data Centre
2 22 (13.41%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (9.76%) Computer Science
4 13 (7.93%) PKI
5 10 (6.10%) Clustering
6 8 (4.88%) Management Information System
7 7 (4.27%) Fat Client
7 7 (4.27%) Thin Client
8 5 (3.05%) User Experience
9 3 (1.83%) Virtual Team
10 2 (1.22%) CMDB
10 2 (1.22%) Handset
10 2 (1.22%) Social Media
11 1 (0.61%) Blackberry
11 1 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.61%) iPad
11 1 (0.61%) iPhone
11 1 (0.61%) NHS
11 1 (0.61%) Public Cloud
11 1 (0.61%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 72 (43.90%) Linux
2 59 (35.98%) Windows Server
3 38 (23.17%) Windows Server 2008
4 29 (17.68%) Windows Server 2003
5 17 (10.37%) Windows 10
5 17 (10.37%) Windows 7
6 14 (8.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (6.71%) Android
7 11 (6.71%) Apple iOS
8 10 (6.10%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (5.49%) Windows Phone
10 8 (4.88%) AIX
10 8 (4.88%) Unix
10 8 (4.88%) Windows 8
10 8 (4.88%) Windows Phone 8
11 7 (4.27%) CentOS
12 5 (3.05%) Windows XP
13 4 (2.44%) Debian
13 4 (2.44%) Windows 2000
14 3 (1.83%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (30.49%) DevOps
2 43 (26.22%) Open Source
3 40 (24.39%) BDD
3 40 (24.39%) Configuration Management
4 39 (23.78%) High Availability
5 37 (22.56%) Agile Software Development
6 29 (17.68%) Test Automation
7 26 (15.85%) ITIL
8 23 (14.02%) Problem-Solving
9 20 (12.20%) Continuous Improvement
10 19 (11.59%) Technical Architecture
11 15 (9.15%) TDD
12 14 (8.54%) Scrum
13 13 (7.93%) Business Continuity
13 13 (7.93%) MVC
14 12 (7.32%) Service Delivery
15 10 (6.10%) Project Management
16 9 (5.49%) Decision-Making
17 8 (4.88%) Migration
17 8 (4.88%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 41 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 38 (23.17%) Python
3 36 (21.95%) Bash Shell
4 35 (21.34%) C++
4 35 (21.34%) SQL
5 32 (19.51%) C
6 31 (18.90%) Java
6 31 (18.90%) Perl
6 31 (18.90%) Ruby
7 26 (15.85%) C#
8 15 (9.15%) JavaScript
9 13 (7.93%) T-SQL
10 3 (1.83%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.22%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.61%) Groovy
12 1 (0.61%) Jython
12 1 (0.61%) PHP
12 1 (0.61%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.61%) VB
12 1 (0.61%) VB6
Qualifications
1 66 (40.24%) Security Cleared
2 53 (32.32%) SC Cleared
3 37 (22.56%) Degree
4 14 (8.54%) Computer Science Degree
5 12 (7.32%) BPSS Clearance
6 7 (4.27%) DV Cleared
7 5 (3.05%) Citrix Certification
7 5 (3.05%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (1.22%) CCNA
8 2 (1.22%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.22%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.61%) CCNP
9 1 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.61%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.10%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (2.44%) GCP
3 2 (1.22%) QA
4 1 (0.61%) SLA
System Software
1 63 (38.41%) Active Directory
2 30 (18.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (17.68%) Docker
4 24 (14.63%) XenApp
5 21 (12.80%) vSphere
6 17 (10.37%) XenDesktop
7 10 (6.10%) VMware ESXi
8 8 (4.88%) Microsoft App-V
9 6 (3.66%) Hyper-V
10 3 (1.83%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.61%) Firmware
11 1 (0.61%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.61%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.61%) Xen
Systems Management
1 56 (34.15%) Puppet
2 49 (29.88%) Ansible
3 36 (21.95%) Nagios
4 32 (19.51%) Terraform
5 29 (17.68%) Kubernetes
6 28 (17.07%) Packer
7 19 (11.59%) Opscode Chef
8 13 (7.93%) SCCM
9 10 (6.10%) AirWatch
9 10 (6.10%) Microsoft Clustering
10 8 (4.88%) SAP Afaria
10 8 (4.88%) XenMobile
11 7 (4.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 7 (4.27%) vCenter Server
12 5 (3.05%) McAfee ePO
12 5 (3.05%) vMotion
13 4 (2.44%) HP Operations Orchestration
14 3 (1.83%) SCOM
14 3 (1.83%) Tivoli Storage Manager
15 2 (1.22%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 61 (37.20%) Microsoft
2 36 (21.95%) Citrix
2 36 (21.95%) VMware
3 33 (20.12%) New Relic
3 33 (20.12%) Splunk
4 30 (18.29%) HP
5 23 (14.02%) Ivanti
6 22 (13.41%) SAP
7 15 (9.15%) McAfee
8 14 (8.54%) Apple
9 13 (7.93%) Red Hat
10 8 (4.88%) Oracle
11 7 (4.27%) Google
11 7 (4.27%) ThinPrint
12 5 (3.05%) EMC
13 4 (2.44%) 3PAR
13 4 (2.44%) BMC
13 4 (2.44%) Symantec
14 3 (1.83%) Cisco
14 3 (1.83%) IBM