The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 27 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 1 4 4
Rank change year-on-year
+3 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 63 34 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 22.74% 17.26% 16.67%
As % of the Operating Systems category 73.26% 75.56% 89.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 9 17
Average daily rate
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£188 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £129 £160 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £370 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £290 £308
% change year-on-year
+7.75% -5.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 10
Average hourly rate £14.00 £15.18 £12.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.77% +22.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.93 £11.50 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.35 £15.91 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.75 £14.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+1.70% -9.37%
Windows
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Merseyside region.

Operating Systems Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
86 45 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 31.05% 22.84% 18.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 15 18
Average daily rate £245 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £163 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £383 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £307 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.12% -5.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 10
Average hourly rate £11.00 £15.18 £14.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.53% +6.52%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -14.28%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the Merseyside region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

Windows
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows across the Merseyside region.

Windows Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

Windows
Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 27 January 2015.

Windows Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

Windows
Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the Merseyside region.

Windows Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

Windows
Hourly Rate Histogram in Merseyside

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 27 January 2015.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Merseyside

Windows
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 27 January 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool +5 38 £200 -37.50% 13
Wirral -2 18 £208 - 4
St Helens +2 1 £160 -52.94% 1
Bootle - - - -
Southport - - - -
Windows
North West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside region citing Windows also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows.

1 40 (38.10%) Active Directory
2 37 (35.24%) Microsoft
3 35 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 32 (30.48%) Windows Server 2008
5 26 (24.76%) Windows Server 2012
6 23 (21.90%) Windows XP
7 20 (19.05%) DHCP
7 20 (19.05%) IIS
8 19 (18.10%) ITIL
8 19 (18.10%) Citrix
8 19 (18.10%) Windows Server 2003
8 19 (18.10%) Hyper-V
9 18 (17.14%) VMware
10 17 (16.19%) Migration
10 17 (16.19%) SQL Server
10 17 (16.19%) MS Office
10 17 (16.19%) DNS
11 15 (14.29%) HP
11 15 (14.29%) UNIX
11 15 (14.29%) SCCM
12 14 (13.33%) Clustering
12 14 (13.33%) .NET
13 13 (12.38%) TCP/IP
14 12 (11.43%) HTTP
14 12 (11.43%) ASP.NET
15 11 (10.48%) MS Excel
15 11 (10.48%) SharePoint
15 11 (10.48%) Web Services
15 11 (10.48%) BizTalk Server
15 11 (10.48%) Security Cleared

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside region citing Windows also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 20 (19.05%) IIS
2 11 (10.48%) SharePoint
2 11 (10.48%) BizTalk Server
3 9 (8.57%) MQSeries
4 4 (3.81%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.95%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.95%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.95%) Lync
5 1 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 17 (16.19%) MS Office
2 11 (10.48%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.90%) MS Project
4 1 (0.95%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.95%) SAP R/3
1 1 (0.95%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 11 (10.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.95%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (0.95%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.95%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.95%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 20 (19.05%) DHCP
2 17 (16.19%) DNS
3 13 (12.38%) TCP/IP
4 12 (11.43%) HTTP
5 9 (8.57%) SAN
6 5 (4.76%) WAN
6 5 (4.76%) DMZ
7 4 (3.81%) LAN
8 3 (2.86%) Internet
9 2 (1.90%) Firewall
9 2 (1.90%) SSL
9 2 (1.90%) SMS
9 2 (1.90%) SMTP
9 2 (1.90%) FTP
10 1 (0.95%) MGCP
10 1 (0.95%) H.323
10 1 (0.95%) Cisco ICM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (16.19%) SQL Server
2 9 (8.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (5.71%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (2.86%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (1.90%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.90%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.90%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.95%) MySQL
6 1 (0.95%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.95%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.95%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.95%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 10 (9.52%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (7.62%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.95%) Dreamweaver
3 1 (0.95%) YouTrack
3 1 (0.95%) TeamCity
General
1 9 (8.57%) Manufacturing
2 6 (5.71%) Automotive
3 1 (0.95%) Finance
3 1 (0.95%) Law
3 1 (0.95%) Legal
3 1 (0.95%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.95%) Investment Banking
3 1 (0.95%) Banking
3 1 (0.95%) Retail
Job Titles
1 32 (30.48%) Analyst
2 13 (12.38%) Support Engineer
3 11 (10.48%) Support Analyst
4 10 (9.52%) Developer
5 9 (8.57%) BizTalk Developer
6 8 (7.62%) Wintel Analyst
6 8 (7.62%) Desktop Engineer
7 7 (6.67%) Desktop Support
8 6 (5.71%) Wintel Engineer
8 6 (5.71%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 6 (5.71%) Rollout Engineer
9 5 (4.76%) Service Analyst
9 5 (4.76%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 5 (4.76%) Administrator
9 5 (4.76%) Applications Developer
9 5 (4.76%) IT Support
9 5 (4.76%) Service Desk Analyst
10 4 (3.81%) 1st Line Support
10 4 (3.81%) Project Manager
11 3 (2.86%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (13.33%) .NET
2 12 (11.43%) ASP.NET
3 11 (10.48%) Web Services
4 10 (9.52%) REST
4 10 (9.52%) WCF
4 10 (9.52%) XML
5 9 (8.57%) MSMQ
6 4 (3.81%) CSS
7 2 (1.90%) Middleware
8 1 (0.95%) HTML
8 1 (0.95%) Yii
8 1 (0.95%) Laravel
8 1 (0.95%) jQuery
8 1 (0.95%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 14 (13.33%) Clustering
2 6 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.81%) PDA
3 4 (3.81%) Blackberry
4 2 (1.90%) Fat Client
4 2 (1.90%) iPad
4 2 (1.90%) NHS
4 2 (1.90%) Thin Client
5 1 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.95%) iPhone
5 1 (0.95%) IVR
5 1 (0.95%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 35 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 32 (30.48%) Windows Server 2008
3 26 (24.76%) Windows Server 2012
4 23 (21.90%) Windows XP
5 19 (18.10%) Windows Server 2003
6 15 (14.29%) UNIX
7 10 (9.52%) Windows 2000
8 7 (6.67%) Linux
8 7 (6.67%) VMS
9 3 (2.86%) Windows Vista
10 2 (1.90%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.95%) AIX
11 1 (0.95%) Windows NT
11 1 (0.95%) OpenVMS
11 1 (0.95%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (18.10%) ITIL
2 17 (16.19%) Migration
3 10 (9.52%) High Availability
3 10 (9.52%) Release Management
4 9 (8.57%) OOP
4 9 (8.57%) OO
4 9 (8.57%) Web Application Development
5 8 (7.62%) Performance Tuning
5 8 (7.62%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (7.62%) SOA
6 7 (6.67%) Configuration Management
7 6 (5.71%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (3.81%) Content Management
10 3 (2.86%) Project Management
10 3 (2.86%) Performance Monitoring
10 3 (2.86%) Network Monitoring
10 3 (2.86%) Continuous Improvement
10 3 (2.86%) Root Cause Analysis
10 3 (2.86%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 10 (9.52%) XPath
1 10 (9.52%) SQL
1 10 (9.52%) XQuery
2 9 (8.57%) C#
3 7 (6.67%) PowerShell
4 4 (3.81%) JavaScript
5 3 (2.86%) Java
5 3 (2.86%) AWK
6 1 (0.95%) PHP
6 1 (0.95%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 11 (10.48%) Security Cleared
2 8 (7.62%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.90%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.95%) MCSE
4 1 (0.95%) PMP
4 1 (0.95%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 40 (38.10%) Active Directory
2 19 (18.10%) Hyper-V
3 7 (6.67%) VMware ESX
4 6 (5.71%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (4.76%) Firmware
5 5 (4.76%) DFS Replication
6 2 (1.90%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.95%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 15 (14.29%) SCCM
2 6 (5.71%) SCOM
3 5 (4.76%) SCVMM
4 4 (3.81%) SCOrch
5 3 (2.86%) OpenView
5 3 (2.86%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (2.86%) WSUS
6 1 (0.95%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.95%) MOM
6 1 (0.95%) Netcool
6 1 (0.95%) Netcool/OMNIbus
6 1 (0.95%) Cisco UCCE
6 1 (0.95%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 37 (35.24%) Microsoft
2 19 (18.10%) Citrix
3 18 (17.14%) VMware
4 15 (14.29%) HP
5 10 (9.52%) Remedy
6 8 (7.62%) EMC
7 6 (5.71%) IBM
7 6 (5.71%) Dell
8 4 (3.81%) Oracle
9 3 (2.86%) SAP
9 3 (2.86%) Symantec
10 2 (1.90%) Cisco
11 1 (0.95%) Adobe
11 1 (0.95%) TOWER Software
11 1 (0.95%) BMC
11 1 (0.95%) Motorola
11 1 (0.95%) NetApp
11 1 (0.95%) Lotus
11 1 (0.95%) Red Hat
11 1 (0.95%) Acronis
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