Period
to 17 June 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 17 June 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
17 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 3 4
Rank change year-on-year +1 +1 +4
Contract jobs citing Windows 231 160 448
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 21.94% 15.95% 22.07%
As % of the Operating Systems category 63.46% 55.36% 61.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 103 289
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £300 £350 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.29% +25.00% -24.32%
10th Percentile £161 £196 £205
90th Percentile £400 £498 £375
North East median daily rate £300 £340 £280
% change year-on-year -11.76% +21.43% -24.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 31 34
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £13.00 £24.50 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.94% -12.50% +104.23%
10th Percentile £9.03 £9.50 £11.68
90th Percentile £57.40 £43.00 £36.50
North East median hourly rate £13.00 £22.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year -42.22% -19.64% +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 364 289 724
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 34.57% 28.81% 35.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 255 201 466
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £334 £350 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.57% +21.74% -17.56%
10th Percentile £203 £223 £210
90th Percentile £500 £500 £436
North East median daily rate £335 £350 £290
% change year-on-year -4.43% +20.69% -16.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 31 36
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £14.00 £24.50 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.86% -12.50% +107.41%
10th Percentile £9.51 £9.50 £12.06
90th Percentile £52.45 £43.00 £36.50
North East median hourly rate £14.36 £22.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year -36.18% -19.64% +78.29%

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 17 June 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 17 June 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 17 June 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 +2 225 £300 -14.29% 15
Sunderland +7 3 - - 1
Gateshead -2 1 £73 -79.29% 3
Windows
North East

For the 6 months to 17 June 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.

1 123 (53.25%) Windows Server
2 111 (48.05%) Security Cleared
3 86 (37.23%) Active Directory
4 85 (36.80%) Linux
5 83 (35.93%) SC Cleared
6 82 (35.50%) Windows Server 2008
7 80 (34.63%) Citrix
8 79 (34.20%) Microsoft
9 73 (31.60%) DNS
10 72 (31.17%) DHCP
11 67 (29.00%) ITIL
12 62 (26.84%) HP
12 62 (26.84%) VMware
13 61 (26.41%) PowerShell
14 55 (23.81%) XenApp
15 54 (23.38%) VMware Infrastructure
16 49 (21.21%) Open Source
16 49 (21.21%) SAP
17 47 (20.35%) Degree
18 46 (19.91%) Windows Server 2003
19 45 (19.48%) Puppet
20 42 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
20 42 (18.18%) C
20 42 (18.18%) Ivanti
21 41 (17.75%) DevOps
22 40 (17.32%) Ansible
22 40 (17.32%) Microsoft Azure
22 40 (17.32%) Data Centre
22 40 (17.32%) SQL Server
23 39 (16.88%) SQL

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 31 (13.42%) IIS
2 22 (9.52%) MS Exchange
3 9 (3.90%) WebLogic
4 7 (3.03%) WebSphere
5 5 (2.16%) Exchange Server 2000
5 5 (2.16%) Exchange Server 2003
5 5 (2.16%) Exchange Server 5.5
6 4 (1.73%) SharePoint
6 4 (1.73%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (1.30%) SAS
8 2 (0.87%) CMS
8 2 (0.87%) NServiceBus
9 1 (0.43%) Apache
9 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.43%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.43%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.43%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.43%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 16 (6.93%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 40 (17.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 39 (16.88%) Amazon AWS
3 28 (12.12%) Datadog
4 17 (7.36%) PaaS
5 15 (6.49%) IaaS
5 15 (6.49%) SaaS
6 5 (2.16%) Office 365
7 2 (0.87%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (0.87%) G Suite
7 2 (0.87%) Serverless
8 1 (0.43%) DigitalOcean
8 1 (0.43%) GitHub
8 1 (0.43%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.43%) Linode
Communications & Networking
1 73 (31.60%) DNS
2 72 (31.17%) DHCP
3 33 (14.29%) NetScaler
4 30 (12.99%) SAN
5 14 (6.06%) Wi-Fi
6 12 (5.19%) 3G
7 9 (3.90%) Remote Desktop
8 7 (3.03%) HTTPS
9 6 (2.60%) SSL
10 5 (2.16%) LAN
10 5 (2.16%) SMS
10 5 (2.16%) WAN
10 5 (2.16%) X.500
11 4 (1.73%) VSAN
12 3 (1.30%) WinSCP
13 2 (0.87%) Ethernet
13 2 (0.87%) VPN
14 1 (0.43%) Firewall
14 1 (0.43%) HTTP
14 1 (0.43%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (17.32%) SQL Server
2 21 (9.09%) Amazon Redshift
3 14 (6.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 14 (6.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (1.30%) SAP HANA
4 3 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.87%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (0.87%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.43%) Big Data
6 1 (0.43%) DataStage
6 1 (0.43%) DB2
6 1 (0.43%) IBM InfoSphere
6 1 (0.43%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.43%) MySQL
6 1 (0.43%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.43%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.43%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.43%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.43%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 31 (13.42%) Jenkins
2 24 (10.39%) TeamCity
3 12 (5.19%) SpecFlow
4 7 (3.03%) Git (software)
5 6 (2.60%) PVCS
6 3 (1.30%) Subversion
6 3 (1.30%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (0.87%) JIRA
7 2 (0.87%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.43%) GitLab
8 1 (0.43%) MSI
8 1 (0.43%) Vagrant
General
1 8 (3.46%) Banking
1 8 (3.46%) Finance
2 2 (0.87%) Retail Banking
3 1 (0.43%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.43%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 34 (14.72%) Analyst
2 33 (14.29%) DevOps Engineer
2 33 (14.29%) Support Engineer
3 27 (11.69%) Developer
4 25 (10.82%) Virtualisation Engineer
5 21 (9.09%) C# Developer
6 17 (7.36%) Citrix Engineer
7 15 (6.49%) Support Analyst
8 14 (6.06%) Mobility Engineer
9 13 (5.63%) 2nd Line Support
9 13 (5.63%) Operations Analyst
10 9 (3.90%) Junior
11 8 (3.46%) Desktop Support
11 8 (3.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 8 (3.46%) Operational Support Analyst
11 8 (3.46%) Operations Support Analyst
12 7 (3.03%) .NET Developer
12 7 (3.03%) 1st Line Support
12 7 (3.03%) Server Engineer
12 7 (3.03%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (12.99%) Elastic Stack
2 22 (9.52%) .NET
3 19 (8.23%) ASP.NET
4 14 (6.06%) ISPF
5 12 (5.19%) ASP.NET MVC
5 12 (5.19%) XML
6 10 (4.33%) CSS
6 10 (4.33%) HTML
7 7 (3.03%) JSON
8 6 (2.60%) .NET Framework
8 6 (2.60%) jQuery
9 4 (1.73%) HTML5
9 4 (1.73%) KnockoutJS
9 4 (1.73%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 4 (1.73%) Web Services
10 3 (1.30%) Middleware
10 3 (1.30%) SOAP
11 2 (0.87%) WinForms
11 2 (0.87%) XSD
11 2 (0.87%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 42 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
2 40 (17.32%) Data Centre
3 36 (15.58%) Management Information System
4 26 (11.26%) Computer Science
5 21 (9.09%) PKI
6 14 (6.06%) VSAM
7 12 (5.19%) Fat Client
7 12 (5.19%) Thin Client
8 8 (3.46%) Self-Motivation
9 5 (2.16%) Clustering
10 3 (1.30%) CMDB
10 3 (1.30%) Virtual Team
11 2 (0.87%) Linux Command Line
11 2 (0.87%) Public Cloud
11 2 (0.87%) SCADA
11 2 (0.87%) User Experience
12 1 (0.43%) Blackberry
12 1 (0.43%) Client/Server
12 1 (0.43%) Mainframe
12 1 (0.43%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 123 (53.25%) Windows Server
2 85 (36.80%) Linux
3 82 (35.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 46 (19.91%) Windows Server 2003
5 38 (16.45%) Unix
6 27 (11.69%) AIX
7 26 (11.26%) Solaris
8 25 (10.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 24 (10.39%) Windows 7
10 22 (9.52%) HPUX
10 22 (9.52%) MVS
10 22 (9.52%) Windows 2000 Server
11 20 (8.66%) VME
12 18 (7.79%) Android
12 18 (7.79%) Apple iOS
12 18 (7.79%) Windows 10
13 16 (6.93%) Windows Phone
13 16 (6.93%) Windows Phone 8
14 14 (6.06%) VMS
15 12 (5.19%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (29.00%) ITIL
2 49 (21.21%) Open Source
3 41 (17.75%) DevOps
4 39 (16.88%) Agile Software Development
5 38 (16.45%) Problem-Solving
6 36 (15.58%) Configuration Management
7 35 (15.15%) BDD
8 33 (14.29%) High Availability
9 30 (12.99%) Business Continuity
9 30 (12.99%) Service Delivery
10 29 (12.55%) Project Management
11 25 (10.82%) Test Automation
12 22 (9.52%) Service Management
13 17 (7.36%) Change Management
13 17 (7.36%) Content Management
13 17 (7.36%) Continuous Improvement
13 17 (7.36%) Incident Management
13 17 (7.36%) Scrum
14 16 (6.93%) MVC
14 16 (6.93%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 61 (26.41%) PowerShell
2 42 (18.18%) C
3 39 (16.88%) SQL
4 35 (15.15%) Perl
5 29 (12.55%) Python
6 28 (12.12%) Bash Shell
6 28 (12.12%) C++
7 27 (11.69%) Java
7 27 (11.69%) Ruby
8 25 (10.82%) C#
9 23 (9.96%) Shell Script
10 14 (6.06%) JCL
11 13 (5.63%) T-SQL
12 12 (5.19%) JavaScript
13 2 (0.87%) Groovy
13 2 (0.87%) TypeScript
13 2 (0.87%) VB
14 1 (0.43%) Jython
14 1 (0.43%) VB6
14 1 (0.43%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 111 (48.05%) Security Cleared
2 83 (35.93%) SC Cleared
3 47 (20.35%) Degree
4 24 (10.39%) Computer Science Degree
5 21 (9.09%) BPSS Clearance
6 13 (5.63%) Citrix Certification
6 13 (5.63%) Microsoft Certification
7 10 (4.33%) DV Cleared
8 4 (1.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (1.30%) DBS Check
10 2 (0.87%) CEH
10 2 (0.87%) CISSP
10 2 (0.87%) NVQ Level 3
11 1 (0.43%) CCNA
11 1 (0.43%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.43%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (8.23%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (1.30%) QA
3 2 (0.87%) SLA
System Software
1 86 (37.23%) Active Directory
2 55 (23.81%) XenApp
3 54 (23.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 38 (16.45%) XenDesktop
5 36 (15.58%) vSphere
6 21 (9.09%) Docker
7 17 (7.36%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 14 (6.06%) Job Entry Subsystem
8 14 (6.06%) RACF
9 11 (4.76%) Microsoft App-V
10 7 (3.03%) Hyper-V
11 6 (2.60%) Samba
11 6 (2.60%) VMware ESXi
11 6 (2.60%) XenServer
12 4 (1.73%) VMware NSX
13 3 (1.30%) Firmware
14 1 (0.43%) VirtualBox
14 1 (0.43%) Xen
Systems Management
1 45 (19.48%) Puppet
2 40 (17.32%) Ansible
3 29 (12.55%) Nagios
4 24 (10.39%) Packer
4 24 (10.39%) Terraform
5 22 (9.52%) Kubernetes
6 17 (7.36%) AirWatch
6 17 (7.36%) Tivoli
7 16 (6.93%) SAP Afaria
7 16 (6.93%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 16 (6.93%) XenMobile
8 14 (6.06%) Tivoli Monitoring
9 13 (5.63%) SCCM
10 12 (5.19%) Opscode Chef
11 5 (2.16%) McAfee ePO
11 5 (2.16%) Microsoft Clustering
11 5 (2.16%) PowerCLI
12 4 (1.73%) SafeCom
12 4 (1.73%) vCenter Server
12 4 (1.73%) vRealize
Vendors
1 80 (34.63%) Citrix
2 79 (34.20%) Microsoft
3 62 (26.84%) HP
3 62 (26.84%) VMware
4 49 (21.21%) SAP
5 42 (18.18%) Ivanti
6 28 (12.12%) New Relic
6 28 (12.12%) Splunk
7 23 (9.96%) Red Hat
8 21 (9.09%) McAfee
9 20 (8.66%) Apple
10 17 (7.36%) BMC
11 16 (6.93%) ServiceNow
12 14 (6.06%) ThinPrint
13 10 (4.33%) IBM
14 9 (3.90%) Sun
15 8 (3.46%) Cisco
15 8 (3.46%) Oracle
16 7 (3.03%) Axway
16 7 (3.03%) Symantec