Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 3 14
Rank change year-on-year +1 +11 -10
Contract jobs citing Windows 164 476 163
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 17.67% 23.31% 11.02%
As % of the Operating Systems category 55.03% 59.06% 43.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 342 79
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £330 £330 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.45% -0.80%
10th Percentile £145 £225 £180
90th Percentile £491 £475 £513
North East median daily rate £340 £330 £300
% change year-on-year +3.03% +10.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 61 21
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £12.75 £27.00 £22.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -52.78% +18.16% +52.33%
10th Percentile £9.00 £11.00 £14.13
90th Percentile £49.00 £40.00 £38.75
North East median hourly rate £14.00 £26.50 £17.77
% change year-on-year -47.17% +49.13% -21.02%

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 298 806 373
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 32.11% 39.47% 25.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 216 563 211
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £365 £340 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.35% -10.53% +13.43%
10th Percentile £208 £235 £213
90th Percentile £615 £488 £550
North East median daily rate £365 £340 £375
% change year-on-year +7.35% -9.33% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 62 33
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £13.00 £27.25 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -52.29% +0.93% +68.33%
10th Percentile £9.00 £11.13 £14.60
90th Percentile £48.66 £40.00 £42.15
North East median hourly rate £14.93 £26.58 £24.00
% change year-on-year -43.82% +10.73% -4.00%

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 18 January 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 18 January 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 18 January 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 0 156 £340 +3.03% 35
Sunderland -4 4 £140 +12.00% 6
Gateshead +1 3 - - 4
Windows
North East

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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 78 (47.56%) Windows Server
2 68 (41.46%) Active Directory
3 60 (36.59%) Linux
4 57 (34.76%) Security Cleared
5 54 (32.93%) Microsoft
6 49 (29.88%) ITIL
7 42 (25.61%) HP
8 40 (24.39%) SC Cleared
9 38 (23.17%) Unix
10 37 (22.56%) Solaris
11 35 (21.34%) DNS
11 35 (21.34%) PowerShell
12 33 (20.12%) Citrix
13 32 (19.51%) Red Hat
14 30 (18.29%) Migration
14 30 (18.29%) VMware
14 30 (18.29%) Windows Server 2008
15 28 (17.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 28 (17.07%) Windows Server 2012
15 28 (17.07%) MS Exchange
15 28 (17.07%) AIX
16 27 (16.46%) Shell Script
17 26 (15.85%) DHCP
18 25 (15.24%) SQL
18 25 (15.24%) SCCM
18 25 (15.24%) DevOps
19 24 (14.63%) Office 365
19 24 (14.63%) HPUX
20 22 (13.41%) XenApp
20 22 (13.41%) Skype for Business

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 28 (17.07%) MS Exchange
2 22 (13.41%) Exchange Server 2010
2 22 (13.41%) Skype for Business
3 15 (9.15%) SharePoint
4 13 (7.93%) SharePoint 2010
5 11 (6.71%) OpenStack
5 11 (6.71%) WebLogic
6 10 (6.10%) JBoss
7 9 (5.49%) Exchange Server 2013
8 8 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2007
8 8 (4.88%) SharePoint 2013
9 4 (2.44%) Confluence
9 4 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2000
9 4 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (2.44%) Exchange Server 5.5
10 3 (1.83%) Apache
11 2 (1.22%) iPlanet
11 2 (1.22%) MQSeries
11 2 (1.22%) Tomcat
11 2 (1.22%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 13 (7.93%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.22%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.22%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.61%) OpenText Process Suite
Cloud Services
1 24 (14.63%) Office 365
2 19 (11.59%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (9.76%) IaaS
3 16 (9.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (9.76%) PaaS
3 16 (9.76%) SaaS
4 2 (1.22%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.22%) Datadog
4 2 (1.22%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.61%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.61%) DigitalOcean
5 1 (0.61%) Google Drive
5 1 (0.61%) Linode
Communications & Networking
1 35 (21.34%) DNS
2 26 (15.85%) DHCP
3 15 (9.15%) Firewall
3 15 (9.15%) SAN
4 11 (6.71%) SMS
5 10 (6.10%) WAN
6 9 (5.49%) LDAP
6 9 (5.49%) Skype
7 8 (4.88%) Fibre Channel
7 8 (4.88%) LAN
8 7 (4.27%) OpenLDAP
9 6 (3.66%) SSH
10 5 (3.05%) NAS
11 4 (2.44%) TCP/IP
11 4 (2.44%) X.500
12 3 (1.83%) VoIP
13 2 (1.22%) Intranet
13 2 (1.22%) iSCSI
13 2 (1.22%) Remote Desktop
14 1 (0.61%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (6.10%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.44%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (1.83%) MySQL
3 3 (1.83%) Oracle Database
3 3 (1.83%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.22%) Amazon Redshift
4 2 (1.22%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (1.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.61%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.61%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.61%) DataStage
5 1 (0.61%) IBM InfoSphere
5 1 (0.61%) MS Access
5 1 (0.61%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.61%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.61%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (0.61%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 14 (8.54%) Jenkins
2 10 (6.10%) Git (software)
3 9 (5.49%) Subversion
3 9 (5.49%) Visual Studio
4 8 (4.88%) Sonatype Nexus
5 7 (4.27%) Maven
5 7 (4.27%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (3.66%) JIRA
6 6 (3.66%) MSI
7 2 (1.22%) GitLab
7 2 (1.22%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.61%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.61%) gulp
8 1 (0.61%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.61%) Selenium
8 1 (0.61%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (0.61%) Toad
8 1 (0.61%) Vagrant
General
1 6 (3.66%) Finance
2 2 (1.22%) Marketing
3 1 (0.61%) Advertising
3 1 (0.61%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 25 (15.24%) Analyst
2 16 (9.76%) Consultant
3 14 (8.54%) Support Engineer
4 13 (7.93%) Desktop Support
5 12 (7.32%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 11 (6.71%) DevOps Engineer
7 10 (6.10%) Desktop Engineer
7 10 (6.10%) Server Engineer
8 9 (5.49%) Operations Analyst
8 9 (5.49%) Support Analyst
9 8 (4.88%) Windows Engineer
10 7 (4.27%) 1st Line Support
10 7 (4.27%) IT Analyst
10 7 (4.27%) IT Support
10 7 (4.27%) Lead DevOps
10 7 (4.27%) Service Analyst
11 6 (3.66%) 1st Line Support Analyst
11 6 (3.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 6 (3.66%) Service Desk Analyst
11 6 (3.66%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (8.54%) ISPF
2 10 (6.10%) .NET
3 8 (4.88%) Middleware
4 7 (4.27%) XML
5 2 (1.22%) AngularJS
5 2 (1.22%) J2EE
5 2 (1.22%) SOAP
6 1 (0.61%) ActiveMQ
6 1 (0.61%) Angular 2
6 1 (0.61%) HTML
6 1 (0.61%) HTML5
6 1 (0.61%) JSON
6 1 (0.61%) LAMP
6 1 (0.61%) LAPP Stack
6 1 (0.61%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (0.61%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 18 (10.98%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (9.15%) Management Information System
3 14 (8.54%) VSAM
4 9 (5.49%) Computer Science
5 7 (4.27%) Data Centre
6 5 (3.05%) Clustering
6 5 (3.05%) Public Cloud
6 5 (3.05%) Replication
7 3 (1.83%) PKI
8 2 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.22%) HP Storage
8 2 (1.22%) Social Network
9 1 (0.61%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.61%) Embedded Systems
9 1 (0.61%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.61%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.61%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.61%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 78 (47.56%) Windows Server
2 60 (36.59%) Linux
3 38 (23.17%) Unix
4 37 (22.56%) Solaris
5 30 (18.29%) Windows Server 2008
6 28 (17.07%) AIX
6 28 (17.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 28 (17.07%) Windows Server 2012
7 24 (14.63%) HPUX
8 21 (12.80%) Windows 2000 Server
9 17 (10.37%) Windows Server 2003
10 16 (9.76%) MVS
11 14 (8.54%) VME
11 14 (8.54%) VMS
11 14 (8.54%) Windows 7
11 14 (8.54%) Windows XP
12 8 (4.88%) Windows 10
13 4 (2.44%) Apple iOS
14 3 (1.83%) Windows 2000
15 2 (1.22%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (29.88%) ITIL
2 30 (18.29%) Migration
3 25 (15.24%) DevOps
4 20 (12.20%) Open Source
5 19 (11.59%) Service Management
6 16 (9.76%) Agile Software Development
6 16 (9.76%) Change Management
6 16 (9.76%) ITIL V3
7 15 (9.15%) Data Management
7 15 (9.15%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 9 (5.49%) Load Balancing
9 8 (4.88%) Server Building
9 8 (4.88%) Software Delivery
10 7 (4.27%) Configuration Management
10 7 (4.27%) Continuous Delivery
10 7 (4.27%) Quality Management
11 6 (3.66%) Mentoring
11 6 (3.66%) QMS
11 6 (3.66%) Service Delivery
11 6 (3.66%) Telematics
Programming Languages
1 35 (21.34%) PowerShell
2 27 (16.46%) Shell Script
3 25 (15.24%) SQL
4 19 (11.59%) Perl
5 16 (9.76%) C
6 14 (8.54%) JCL
7 10 (6.10%) Python
8 9 (5.49%) C#
8 9 (5.49%) JavaScript
8 9 (5.49%) PL/SQL
9 5 (3.05%) Korn
10 3 (1.83%) Bash Shell
10 3 (1.83%) C++
10 3 (1.83%) Java
10 3 (1.83%) Ruby
11 1 (0.61%) C-shell
11 1 (0.61%) Jython
11 1 (0.61%) PHP
Qualifications
1 57 (34.76%) Security Cleared
2 40 (24.39%) SC Cleared
3 13 (7.93%) BPSS Clearance
4 9 (5.49%) Degree
5 8 (4.88%) Computer Science Degree
5 8 (4.88%) DV Cleared
5 8 (4.88%) MCSE
5 8 (4.88%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.22%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.61%) A+ Certification
7 1 (0.61%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.61%) MCSA
7 1 (0.61%) NVQ Level 3
7 1 (0.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.27%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (1.83%) PCI DSS
2 3 (1.83%) QA
3 1 (0.61%) GDPR
3 1 (0.61%) SLA
System Software
1 68 (41.46%) Active Directory
2 22 (13.41%) XenApp
3 21 (12.80%) XenDesktop
4 20 (12.20%) Hyper-V
5 19 (11.59%) XenServer
6 17 (10.37%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 14 (8.54%) Job Entry Subsystem
7 14 (8.54%) Microsoft App-V
7 14 (8.54%) RACF
8 13 (7.93%) VMware Infrastructure
9 7 (4.27%) Brightmail
9 7 (4.27%) Docker
9 7 (4.27%) NFS
10 6 (3.66%) Samba
11 5 (3.05%) Virtual Machines
11 5 (3.05%) vSphere
12 3 (1.83%) Virtual Servers
12 3 (1.83%) VMware ESXi
12 3 (1.83%) Xen
13 2 (1.22%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 25 (15.24%) SCCM
2 19 (11.59%) Tivoli
3 14 (8.54%) Puppet
3 14 (8.54%) Tivoli Monitoring
4 12 (7.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 10 (6.10%) EMC NetWorker
6 9 (5.49%) HP Data Protector
6 9 (5.49%) NetBackup
7 6 (3.66%) Ansible
8 5 (3.05%) Backup Exec
8 5 (3.05%) Nagios
8 5 (3.05%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 5 (3.05%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 5 (3.05%) ZABBIX
9 4 (2.44%) Opscode Chef
10 3 (1.83%) Microsoft Clustering
10 3 (1.83%) vCenter Server
10 3 (1.83%) WSUS
10 3 (1.83%) XenMobile
11 2 (1.22%) OpenView
Vendors
1 54 (32.93%) Microsoft
2 42 (25.61%) HP
3 33 (20.12%) Citrix
4 32 (19.51%) Red Hat
5 30 (18.29%) VMware
6 19 (11.59%) Oracle
7 17 (10.37%) BMC
7 17 (10.37%) Cisco
8 16 (9.76%) Ivanti
8 16 (9.76%) ServiceNow
9 11 (6.71%) Symantec
10 10 (6.10%) EMC
11 8 (4.88%) Brocade
11 8 (4.88%) IBM
12 7 (4.27%) IronPort
12 7 (4.27%) Sun
12 7 (4.27%) Veritas
13 6 (3.66%) Veeam
14 3 (1.83%) Rackspace
14 3 (1.83%) SAP