Period
to 15 December 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 15 December 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
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 10 4 2
Rank change year-on-year -6 -2 +11
Contract jobs citing Windows 115 177 601
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 11.98% 19.05% 26.82%
As % of the Operating Systems category 45.63% 54.97% 61.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 131 428
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £400 £322 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.22% -0.92% +8.33%
10th Percentile £159 £145 £208
90th Percentile £549 £475 £470
North East median daily rate £394 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +21.15% - +10.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 18 76
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £12.00 £12.25 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.04% -56.25% +22.54%
10th Percentile £9.14 £8.88 £12.25
90th Percentile £45.00 £45.50 £36.00
North East median hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -7.14% -49.09% +54.76%

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 252 322 982
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 26.25% 34.66% 43.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 244 679
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £413 £350 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.86% +6.06% -12.00%
10th Percentile £225 £200 £220
90th Percentile £552 £548 £476
North East median daily rate £400 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +14.29% +6.06% -12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 19 77
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £14.14 £13.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.77% -53.57% +4.67%
10th Percentile £9.51 £8.92 £12.25
90th Percentile £45.13 £45.33 £36.00
North East median hourly rate £14.77 £20.75 £28.00
% change year-on-year -28.82% -25.89% +19.53%

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 15 December 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 15 December 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 15 December 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 -8 106 £400 +24.03% 23
Gateshead -8 4 - - 2
Sunderland +1 3 - -
South Shields - 1 £515 -
Windows
North East

For the 6 months to 15 December 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 49 (42.61%) Linux
2 43 (37.39%) Active Directory
3 40 (34.78%) Microsoft
4 37 (32.17%) Puppet
5 31 (26.96%) Windows Server
6 30 (26.09%) DevOps
6 30 (26.09%) Security Cleared
6 30 (26.09%) Amazon AWS
7 29 (25.22%) Problem-Solving
8 27 (23.48%) Ansible
8 27 (23.48%) Agile Software Development
8 27 (23.48%) SQL
9 26 (22.61%) SC Cleared
10 25 (21.74%) Python
10 25 (21.74%) Jenkins
11 24 (20.87%) Docker
11 24 (20.87%) SQL Server
11 24 (20.87%) Test Automation
12 23 (20.00%) Oracle
12 23 (20.00%) Configuration Management
13 22 (19.13%) ITIL
14 21 (18.26%) JavaScript
15 20 (17.39%) Perl
15 20 (17.39%) VMware
15 20 (17.39%) Git (software)
16 19 (16.52%) Open Source
16 19 (16.52%) Performance Monitoring
16 19 (16.52%) Ruby
16 19 (16.52%) Firewall
17 18 (15.65%) Nagios

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 (12.17%) Confluence
2 11 (9.57%) MS Exchange
3 8 (6.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 6 (5.22%) SharePoint
5 4 (3.48%) Apache
5 4 (3.48%) JBoss
5 4 (3.48%) nginx
5 4 (3.48%) Tomcat
5 4 (3.48%) WebLogic
6 3 (2.61%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (1.74%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.87%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.87%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 6 (5.22%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.74%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.87%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.87%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.87%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 30 (26.09%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (15.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (6.96%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (5.22%) Office 365
5 5 (4.35%) Datadog
6 4 (3.48%) GitHub
6 4 (3.48%) Google Analytics
6 4 (3.48%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (2.61%) IaaS
7 3 (2.61%) PaaS
7 3 (2.61%) SaaS
8 2 (1.74%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (1.74%) AWS Lambda
8 2 (1.74%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (1.74%) Serverless
9 1 (0.87%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.87%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 19 (16.52%) Firewall
2 12 (10.43%) HTTP
3 9 (7.83%) DHCP
4 8 (6.96%) DNS
4 8 (6.96%) HTTPS
4 8 (6.96%) iSCSI
4 8 (6.96%) NAS
4 8 (6.96%) SAN
5 7 (6.09%) TCP/IP
5 7 (6.09%) VLAN
6 5 (4.35%) WAN
7 4 (3.48%) LAN
7 4 (3.48%) SSL
8 2 (1.74%) VPN
8 2 (1.74%) Wireless
9 1 (0.87%) Network Security
9 1 (0.87%) Remote Desktop
9 1 (0.87%) Skype
9 1 (0.87%) Unified Communications
9 1 (0.87%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (20.87%) SQL Server
2 9 (7.83%) MongoDB
2 9 (7.83%) NoSQL
3 7 (6.09%) Oracle Database
4 5 (4.35%) Amazon Redshift
5 2 (1.74%) DB2
6 1 (0.87%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (0.87%) Big Data
6 1 (0.87%) MySQL
6 1 (0.87%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 25 (21.74%) Jenkins
2 20 (17.39%) Git (software)
3 15 (13.04%) JIRA
4 14 (12.17%) Sonatype Nexus
5 12 (10.43%) Maven
6 9 (7.83%) Cucumber
6 9 (7.83%) Gatling
6 9 (7.83%) Selenium
7 8 (6.96%) GitLab
8 6 (5.22%) Artifactory
9 5 (4.35%) TeamCity
10 4 (3.48%) Ant
10 4 (3.48%) Eclipse
10 4 (3.48%) Grunt
10 4 (3.48%) gulp
10 4 (3.48%) IntelliJ
10 4 (3.48%) JUnit
10 4 (3.48%) Karma Test Runner
10 4 (3.48%) Sublime Text
11 1 (0.87%) Subversion
General
1 1 (0.87%) Aerospace
1 1 (0.87%) Electronics
1 1 (0.87%) Law
1 1 (0.87%) Military
1 1 (0.87%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (17.39%) DevOps Engineer
2 11 (9.57%) Analyst
3 9 (7.83%) 2nd Line Support
3 9 (7.83%) Administrator
4 8 (6.96%) Systems Administrator
4 8 (6.96%) Windows Administrator
5 7 (6.09%) Automation Engineer
5 7 (6.09%) Desktop Support
5 7 (6.09%) Windows Systems Administrator
6 6 (5.22%) Deployment Engineer
6 6 (5.22%) Senior DevOps
6 6 (5.22%) Support Engineer
6 6 (5.22%) Windows Engineer
7 5 (4.35%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
7 5 (4.35%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 5 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 5 (4.35%) Support Analyst
8 4 (3.48%) 1st Line Support
8 4 (3.48%) Infrastructure Support
8 4 (3.48%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (13.91%) Elastic Stack
2 11 (9.57%) Middleware
2 11 (9.57%) YAML
3 9 (7.83%) XML
4 8 (6.96%) HTML
5 5 (4.35%) J2EE
5 5 (4.35%) JSON
6 4 (3.48%) AngularJS
6 4 (3.48%) CSS
6 4 (3.48%) EJB
6 4 (3.48%) Gherkin
6 4 (3.48%) Hibernate
6 4 (3.48%) HTML5
6 4 (3.48%) J2SE
6 4 (3.48%) jQuery
6 4 (3.48%) Node.js
6 4 (3.48%) Play Framework
6 4 (3.48%) REST
6 4 (3.48%) Servlets
6 4 (3.48%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 13 (11.30%) User Experience
2 12 (10.43%) Hybrid Cloud
3 10 (8.70%) Clustering
3 10 (8.70%) Data Centre
4 5 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.61%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.61%) NHS
6 2 (1.74%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.74%) Handset
6 2 (1.74%) PKI
6 2 (1.74%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.87%) Cloud Native
7 1 (0.87%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.87%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.87%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.87%) iPad
7 1 (0.87%) iPhone
7 1 (0.87%) Social Media
7 1 (0.87%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 49 (42.61%) Linux
2 31 (26.96%) Windows Server
3 18 (15.65%) Windows 7
4 16 (13.91%) Windows 10
4 16 (13.91%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (13.91%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (12.17%) Windows Server 2003
6 12 (10.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (8.70%) Unix
8 7 (6.09%) Windows XP
9 4 (3.48%) Android
9 4 (3.48%) Apple iOS
9 4 (3.48%) CentOS
9 4 (3.48%) Debian
9 4 (3.48%) Ubuntu
10 3 (2.61%) Windows Phone
11 2 (1.74%) AIX
11 2 (1.74%) Windows Phone 8
12 1 (0.87%) HPUX
12 1 (0.87%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (26.09%) DevOps
2 29 (25.22%) Problem-Solving
3 27 (23.48%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (20.87%) Test Automation
5 23 (20.00%) Configuration Management
6 22 (19.13%) ITIL
7 19 (16.52%) Open Source
7 19 (16.52%) Performance Monitoring
8 17 (14.78%) Continuous Integration
9 12 (10.43%) Migration
9 12 (10.43%) SOA
10 11 (9.57%) Application Performance Monitoring
10 11 (9.57%) Continuous Improvement
10 11 (9.57%) Deployment Automation
10 11 (9.57%) Scrum
11 10 (8.70%) Change Management
11 10 (8.70%) Infrastructure Management
11 10 (8.70%) ITSM
11 10 (8.70%) Kanban
11 10 (8.70%) Release Automation
Programming Languages
1 27 (23.48%) SQL
2 25 (21.74%) Python
3 21 (18.26%) JavaScript
4 20 (17.39%) Perl
5 19 (16.52%) Ruby
6 12 (10.43%) C++
7 10 (8.70%) C#
7 10 (8.70%) PowerShell
8 8 (6.96%) Bash Shell
8 8 (6.96%) C
8 8 (6.96%) Java
8 8 (6.96%) Shell Script
9 4 (3.48%) Groovy
9 4 (3.48%) Haskell
9 4 (3.48%) Scala
10 1 (0.87%) Embedded C
10 1 (0.87%) Embedded C++
10 1 (0.87%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 30 (26.09%) Security Cleared
2 26 (22.61%) SC Cleared
3 9 (7.83%) DV Cleared
4 6 (5.22%) Degree
5 4 (3.48%) ISEB
5 4 (3.48%) ISTQB
5 4 (3.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (2.61%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (1.74%) AWS Certification
7 2 (1.74%) CCNA
7 2 (1.74%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.87%) A+ Certification
8 1 (0.87%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.87%) CCNP
8 1 (0.87%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (0.87%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.87%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.87%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.87%) MCSA
8 1 (0.87%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.48%) QA
2 1 (0.87%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.87%) SLA
System Software
1 43 (37.39%) Active Directory
2 24 (20.87%) Docker
3 15 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (6.96%) XenApp
5 7 (6.09%) Oracle RAC
5 7 (6.09%) XenDesktop
6 5 (4.35%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (3.48%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (3.48%) vSphere
8 3 (2.61%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (1.74%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.87%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.87%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 37 (32.17%) Puppet
2 27 (23.48%) Ansible
3 18 (15.65%) Nagios
4 17 (14.78%) SCCM
5 11 (9.57%) ZABBIX
6 10 (8.70%) Docker Swarm
6 10 (8.70%) Microsoft Clustering
7 9 (7.83%) Kubernetes
7 9 (7.83%) Terraform
8 8 (6.96%) HP Operations Orchestration
9 7 (6.09%) Opscode Chef
9 7 (6.09%) SCOM
9 7 (6.09%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 7 (6.09%) vCenter Server
10 5 (4.35%) Packer
10 5 (4.35%) vMotion
11 4 (3.48%) Grafana
11 4 (3.48%) Kibana
12 3 (2.61%) AirWatch
12 3 (2.61%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 40 (34.78%) Microsoft
2 23 (20.00%) Oracle
3 20 (17.39%) VMware
4 16 (13.91%) HP
5 13 (11.30%) Red Hat
6 10 (8.70%) EMC
6 10 (8.70%) Riverbed
7 9 (7.83%) Google
8 8 (6.96%) 3PAR
8 8 (6.96%) Apple
8 8 (6.96%) BMC
9 7 (6.09%) Citrix
10 6 (5.22%) New Relic
10 6 (5.22%) Splunk
11 5 (4.35%) Ivanti
12 4 (3.48%) Adobe
12 4 (3.48%) McAfee
12 4 (3.48%) webMethods
13 3 (2.61%) Forcepoint
13 3 (2.61%) SAP