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 3 months to 25 April 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
North East / Tyne and Wear
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 3 5 15
Rank change year-on-year +2 +10  
Contract jobs citing Windows 94 165 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 17.67% 18.11% 9.24%
As % of the Operating Systems category 59.49% 59.35% 36.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 95 20
Median daily rate £400 £275 £303
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +45.45% -9.27%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £213 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £315 £454
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £340 £325
% change year-on-year -0.73% +4.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 9 11
Median hourly rate £24.50 £26.58 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.80% +104.42%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.79 £17.85 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.40 £28.20 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.25 £15.00
% change year-on-year -1.63% +1.66%  

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 Tyne and Wear with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Tyne and Wear
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 158 278 141
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear 29.70% 30.52% 25.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 166 78
Median daily rate £400 £280 £347
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +42.85% -19.41%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £325 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +6.20% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 10 13
Median hourly rate £27.50 £26.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.76% +116.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.84 £18.18 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £28.05 £24.03
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -6.06% +6.45%  

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Tyne and Wear

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 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 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 3 months to 25 April 2017.

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 3 months to 25 April 2017.

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 3 months to 25 April 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
Newcastle upon Tyne +1 92 £400 +45.45% 14
Gateshead - 1 - - 1
Windows
North East

For the 6 months to 25 April 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 Tyne and Wear region with a requirement for Windows.

1 140 (48.44%) Linux
2 130 (44.98%) Microsoft
3 125 (43.25%) Windows Server
4 122 (42.21%) Security Cleared
5 113 (39.10%) Unix
6 109 (37.72%) Active Directory
7 92 (31.83%) ITIL
7 92 (31.83%) SC Cleared
8 80 (27.68%) Open Source
9 74 (25.61%) DevOps
10 73 (25.26%) Agile Software Development
11 70 (24.22%) SQL
11 70 (24.22%) Analytical Skills
12 67 (23.18%) Oracle
13 60 (20.76%) AIX
14 58 (20.07%) Windows Server 2008
15 57 (19.72%) DNS
16 54 (18.69%) Windows Server 2003
17 51 (17.65%) HP
18 50 (17.30%) DHCP
18 50 (17.30%) VMware
19 49 (16.96%) Red Hat
19 49 (16.96%) PowerShell
19 49 (16.96%) Microsoft Azure
19 49 (16.96%) SaaS
19 49 (16.96%) Change Control
20 48 (16.61%) IaaS
20 48 (16.61%) PaaS
20 48 (16.61%) Change Management
21 47 (16.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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 43 (14.88%) WebLogic
2 34 (11.76%) WebSphere
3 24 (8.30%) Confluence
4 21 (7.27%) MS Exchange
5 17 (5.88%) SharePoint
6 13 (4.50%) Exchange Server 2013
7 12 (4.15%) Exchange Server 2010
7 12 (4.15%) SharePoint 2010
7 12 (4.15%) Skype for Business
8 9 (3.11%) Office Communications Server
8 9 (3.11%) SharePoint 2013
9 6 (2.08%) IIS
10 5 (1.73%) SAS
11 4 (1.38%) JBoss
11 4 (1.38%) Oracle Application Server
11 4 (1.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 3 (1.04%) BizTalk Server
12 3 (1.04%) CMS
12 3 (1.04%) GeoServer
13 2 (0.69%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 42 (14.53%) Microsoft Excel
1 42 (14.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 20 (6.92%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.69%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.38%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 49 (16.96%) Microsoft Azure
1 49 (16.96%) SaaS
2 48 (16.61%) IaaS
2 48 (16.61%) PaaS
3 30 (10.38%) Amazon AWS
4 17 (5.88%) Trello
5 16 (5.54%) Office 365
6 5 (1.73%) OpenShift
7 2 (0.69%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.69%) Google App Engine
7 2 (0.69%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.69%) HP Helion
8 1 (0.35%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 57 (19.72%) DNS
2 50 (17.30%) DHCP
3 40 (13.84%) TCP/IP
4 21 (7.27%) LDAP
5 17 (5.88%) LAN
5 17 (5.88%) WAN
6 12 (4.15%) Internet
7 11 (3.81%) Skype
8 9 (3.11%) SSL
9 7 (2.42%) Firewall
9 7 (2.42%) Intranet
10 5 (1.73%) 3G
10 5 (1.73%) HTTP
10 5 (1.73%) Wi-Fi
11 4 (1.38%) OpenLDAP
11 4 (1.38%) SMS
11 4 (1.38%) SSH
12 3 (1.04%) HTTPS
12 3 (1.04%) IP Telephony
12 3 (1.04%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (13.84%) BusinessObjects
2 28 (9.69%) SQL Server
3 22 (7.61%) Oracle Database
4 17 (5.88%) Relational Database
5 12 (4.15%) BODI
5 12 (4.15%) DB2
5 12 (4.15%) MongoDB
6 11 (3.81%) SQL Server 2008
7 10 (3.46%) Ingres
8 9 (3.11%) Oracle Reports
9 4 (1.38%) Oracle Database 12c
10 3 (1.04%) GIS
10 3 (1.04%) SAS Enterprise Guide
10 3 (1.04%) SAS Enterprise Miner
11 2 (0.69%) SQL Server 2005
12 1 (0.35%) MS Access
12 1 (0.35%) NonStop SQL
Development Applications
1 38 (13.15%) Git (software)
2 35 (12.11%) Jenkins
3 34 (11.76%) Sonatype Nexus
4 25 (8.65%) GitLab
5 22 (7.61%) JIRA
6 12 (4.15%) Oracle APEX
6 12 (4.15%) Oracle Forms
7 5 (1.73%) MSI
8 2 (0.69%) StarTeam
8 2 (0.69%) Travis CI
9 1 (0.35%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.35%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (2.77%) Finance
2 3 (1.04%) Military
3 1 (0.35%) Banking
3 1 (0.35%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 65 (22.49%) Support Engineer
2 35 (12.11%) Architect
2 35 (12.11%) DevOps Engineer
3 28 (9.69%) Analyst
4 24 (8.30%) Administrator
4 24 (8.30%) Desktop Engineer
4 24 (8.30%) Desktop Support
5 23 (7.96%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 22 (7.61%) 2nd Line Support
6 22 (7.61%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 21 (7.27%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 21 (7.27%) DBA
8 18 (6.23%) Operations Engineer
8 18 (6.23%) Support Analyst
9 17 (5.88%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
9 17 (5.88%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
10 16 (5.54%) Migration Engineer
10 16 (5.54%) Solutions Architect
11 14 (4.84%) Developer
11 14 (4.84%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (10.38%) Software Packaging
2 8 (2.77%) .NET
2 8 (2.77%) HTML
3 6 (2.08%) J2EE
4 4 (1.38%) CSS
4 4 (1.38%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 3 (1.04%) Java EE
5 3 (1.04%) SignalR
5 3 (1.04%) XML
6 2 (0.69%) .NET Framework
6 2 (0.69%) Entity Framework
6 2 (0.69%) HTML5
6 2 (0.69%) jQuery
6 2 (0.69%) REST
6 2 (0.69%) Sass
6 2 (0.69%) Servlets
6 2 (0.69%) Web Services
7 1 (0.35%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.35%) Node.js
7 1 (0.35%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 70 (24.22%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (7.96%) Data Centre
2 23 (7.96%) Management Information System
3 18 (6.23%) Private Cloud
4 13 (4.50%) Enterprise Software
5 11 (3.81%) Tandem
6 9 (3.11%) Mainframe
7 7 (2.42%) Blackberry
8 6 (2.08%) IBM Mainframe
9 5 (1.73%) Fat Client
9 5 (1.73%) Thin Client
10 4 (1.38%) Computer Science
11 2 (0.69%) Clustering
11 2 (0.69%) FlexPod
11 2 (0.69%) Public Cloud
12 1 (0.35%) AS400
12 1 (0.35%) CESG
12 1 (0.35%) CESG CLAS
12 1 (0.35%) Driving Licence
12 1 (0.35%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 140 (48.44%) Linux
2 125 (43.25%) Windows Server
3 113 (39.10%) Unix
4 60 (20.76%) AIX
5 58 (20.07%) Windows Server 2008
6 54 (18.69%) Windows Server 2003
7 47 (16.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 42 (14.53%) Windows XP
9 40 (13.84%) Windows 7
10 34 (11.76%) Windows 2000
11 20 (6.92%) Windows Server 2012
12 19 (6.57%) Solaris
13 11 (3.81%) HPUX
14 10 (3.46%) zOS
15 7 (2.42%) Android
15 7 (2.42%) Apple iOS
15 7 (2.42%) Windows 10
16 5 (1.73%) MVS
16 5 (1.73%) Windows 8
17 2 (0.69%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (31.83%) ITIL
2 80 (27.68%) Open Source
3 74 (25.61%) DevOps
4 73 (25.26%) Agile Software Development
5 49 (16.96%) Change Control
6 48 (16.61%) Change Management
7 42 (14.53%) Data Management
8 39 (13.49%) Problem Management
8 39 (13.49%) Service Management
9 38 (13.15%) Migration
10 36 (12.46%) PRINCE2
11 32 (11.07%) Configuration Management
12 31 (10.73%) Continuous Integration
13 29 (10.03%) Operational Acceptance Testing
14 28 (9.69%) Disaster Recovery
15 27 (9.34%) ITSM
16 24 (8.30%) Virtual Infrastructure
17 21 (7.27%) Performance Tuning
18 18 (6.23%) Incident Management
19 17 (5.88%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 70 (24.22%) SQL
2 49 (16.96%) PowerShell
3 31 (10.73%) Perl
4 26 (9.00%) VB
5 24 (8.30%) Java
6 19 (6.57%) Shell Script
7 12 (4.15%) JavaScript
8 10 (3.46%) C#
9 8 (2.77%) C
10 7 (2.42%) PL/SQL
11 4 (1.38%) Korn
11 4 (1.38%) Scala
12 3 (1.04%) Python
12 3 (1.04%) Ruby
12 3 (1.04%) VBScript
13 2 (0.69%) REXX
13 2 (0.69%) Tcl
14 1 (0.35%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.35%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 122 (42.21%) Security Cleared
2 92 (31.83%) SC Cleared
3 15 (5.19%) BPSS Clearance
4 13 (4.50%) DV Cleared
5 9 (3.11%) Degree
5 9 (3.11%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (2.77%) MCSE
7 5 (1.73%) DBS Check
8 3 (1.04%) ECDL
9 2 (0.69%) IBM Certification
10 1 (0.35%) CCNA
10 1 (0.35%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.35%) CISSP
10 1 (0.35%) CLAS
10 1 (0.35%) DCSE
10 1 (0.35%) HND
10 1 (0.35%) ISEB
10 1 (0.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.35%) OCA
10 1 (0.35%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (11.42%) SLA
2 13 (4.50%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.35%) QA
System Software
1 109 (37.72%) Active Directory
2 38 (13.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (5.19%) Hyper-V
4 13 (4.50%) XenApp
5 11 (3.81%) Microsoft App-V
6 6 (2.08%) XenDesktop
6 6 (2.08%) XenServer
7 5 (1.73%) Docker
7 5 (1.73%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 4 (1.38%) NFS
8 4 (1.38%) Oracle Clusterware
9 3 (1.04%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.69%) Xen
11 1 (0.35%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.35%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 1 (0.35%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 35 (12.11%) Ansible
2 31 (10.73%) SCCM
3 27 (9.34%) HP SiteScope
4 24 (8.30%) Dollar Universe
5 10 (3.46%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 10 (3.46%) Tivoli
6 8 (2.77%) Puppet
7 7 (2.42%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (1.73%) Oracle RMAN
9 4 (1.38%) Backup Exec
9 4 (1.38%) Control-M
9 4 (1.38%) Data Guard
9 4 (1.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 4 (1.38%) XenMobile
10 3 (1.04%) Netcool
11 2 (0.69%) Microsoft Clustering
11 2 (0.69%) MOM
11 2 (0.69%) SCOM
11 2 (0.69%) WMI
12 1 (0.35%) HP Operations Orchestration
Vendors
1 130 (44.98%) Microsoft
2 67 (23.18%) Oracle
3 51 (17.65%) HP
4 50 (17.30%) VMware
5 49 (16.96%) Red Hat
6 36 (12.46%) TIBCO
7 25 (8.65%) Cisco
8 24 (8.30%) Atlassian
8 24 (8.30%) Citrix
9 12 (4.15%) F5
10 11 (3.81%) IBM
11 9 (3.11%) AppSense
11 9 (3.11%) CA
12 7 (2.42%) Trend Micro
13 5 (1.73%) NetApp
13 5 (1.73%) Sun
14 3 (1.04%) Apple
14 3 (1.04%) Genesys
14 3 (1.04%) Nortel
14 3 (1.04%) Siebel
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