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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 11 1 3
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows 38 83 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 12.06% 21.73% 19.02%
As % of the Operating Systems category 58.46% 70.94% 89.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 33 13
Average daily rate £375 £250 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -21.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £190 £143
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £375 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £339 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.23% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 13 6
Average hourly rate £13.00 £13.33 £14.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.45% -6.47%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.25 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -3.22%
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
65 117 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 20.63% 30.63% 21.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 45 16
Average daily rate £375 £325 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -16.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £150 £147
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £675 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.40% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 13 6
Average hourly rate £12.49 £13.16 £12.49
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.05% +5.32%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.80 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.59% -1.25%

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 29 April 2016.

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
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 29 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -14 21 £350 +40.00% 12
Birkenhead - 5 £500 - 2
Southport - 2 £338 - 2
Wirral -1 1 - - 2
Bootle - 1 - -
Windows
North West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 30 (41.67%) Windows Server
2 22 (30.56%) Microsoft
3 20 (27.78%) Active Directory
4 18 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (20.83%) Citrix
5 15 (20.83%) Finance
6 14 (19.44%) Migration
6 14 (19.44%) Windows Server 2003
6 14 (19.44%) SQL
7 13 (18.06%) Windows Server 2008
8 12 (16.67%) JIRA
8 12 (16.67%) Banking
8 12 (16.67%) IIS
9 11 (15.28%) SQL Server
9 11 (15.28%) SAN
9 11 (15.28%) PowerShell
9 11 (15.28%) Infrastructure Management
10 10 (13.89%) HP
11 9 (12.50%) ITIL
11 9 (12.50%) Linux
11 9 (12.50%) Hyper-V
11 9 (12.50%) Microsoft App-V
11 9 (12.50%) Data Centre
12 8 (11.11%) Information Security
12 8 (11.11%) XenApp
13 7 (9.72%) PaaS
13 7 (9.72%) SCCM
13 7 (9.72%) SCOM
13 7 (9.72%) Degree
13 7 (9.72%) Agile Software Development

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 12 (16.67%) IIS
2 5 (6.94%) MS Exchange
3 4 (5.56%) Apache Pig
3 4 (5.56%) SharePoint
4 3 (4.17%) Apache
4 3 (4.17%) Confluence
4 3 (4.17%) Tomcat
5 2 (2.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.39%) CMS
6 1 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.39%) JBoss
6 1 (1.39%) OpenStack
6 1 (1.39%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 5 (6.94%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.39%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.39%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (1.39%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 7 (9.72%) IaaS
1 7 (9.72%) PaaS
2 2 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (15.28%) SAN
2 7 (9.72%) DNS
2 7 (9.72%) Remote Desktop
2 7 (9.72%) WAN
3 6 (8.33%) TCP/IP
4 5 (6.94%) DHCP
5 4 (5.56%) Internet
6 3 (4.17%) Intranet
6 3 (4.17%) LAN
6 3 (4.17%) VPN
6 3 (4.17%) Wireless
7 2 (2.78%) HTTP
7 2 (2.78%) NAS
7 2 (2.78%) SMTP
8 1 (1.39%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (1.39%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (1.39%) IMAP
8 1 (1.39%) iSCSI
8 1 (1.39%) Network Security
8 1 (1.39%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (15.28%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.56%) Apache Hive
2 4 (5.56%) Big Data
2 4 (5.56%) Hadoop
3 3 (4.17%) MS Access
3 3 (4.17%) MySQL
3 3 (4.17%) Relational Database
3 3 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (4.17%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (2.78%) Data Mining
4 2 (2.78%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.78%) NoSQL
4 2 (2.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (2.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.39%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (1.39%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 12 (16.67%) JIRA
2 7 (9.72%) Subversion
3 5 (6.94%) Jenkins
4 4 (5.56%) Bugzilla
4 4 (5.56%) Git (software)
4 4 (5.56%) Hudson
5 1 (1.39%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (1.39%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 15 (20.83%) Finance
2 12 (16.67%) Banking
3 3 (4.17%) Retail
4 2 (2.78%) Local Government
5 1 (1.39%) Back Office
5 1 (1.39%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.39%) Law
5 1 (1.39%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (13.89%) Analyst
1 10 (13.89%) Consultant
2 8 (11.11%) Windows Engineer
3 7 (9.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 7 (9.72%) Security Consultant
3 7 (9.72%) Server Engineer
4 6 (8.33%) Architect
4 6 (8.33%) Developer
4 6 (8.33%) Support Engineer
5 5 (6.94%) 2nd Line Support
5 5 (6.94%) Information Security Consultant
5 5 (6.94%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (6.94%) Windows Server Engineer
6 4 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support
6 4 (5.56%) Big Data Developer
6 4 (5.56%) Migration Engineer
7 3 (4.17%) 1st Line Support
7 3 (4.17%) Administrator
7 3 (4.17%) DBA
7 3 (4.17%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.33%) Hibernate
1 6 (8.33%) Spring
2 5 (6.94%) .NET
2 5 (6.94%) .NET Framework
3 4 (5.56%) HTML
3 4 (5.56%) HTML5
3 4 (5.56%) Struts
4 3 (4.17%) SAML
5 2 (2.78%) Autofac
5 2 (2.78%) jQuery
5 2 (2.78%) JSON
5 2 (2.78%) REST
5 2 (2.78%) SOAP
5 2 (2.78%) Web Services
5 2 (2.78%) XML
5 2 (2.78%) XSD
6 1 (1.39%) JSP
6 1 (1.39%) LAMP
6 1 (1.39%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 5 (6.94%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (6.94%) FMCG
3 4 (5.56%) Computer Science
4 3 (4.17%) Blackberry
4 3 (4.17%) iPad
4 3 (4.17%) Wiki
5 2 (2.78%) Clustering
5 2 (2.78%) EPoS
5 2 (2.78%) Handset
5 2 (2.78%) NHS
5 2 (2.78%) Visualisation
6 1 (1.39%) Data Integration
6 1 (1.39%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.39%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (1.39%) FlexPod
6 1 (1.39%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.39%) PMI
6 1 (1.39%) Statistics
6 1 (1.39%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 30 (41.67%) Windows Server
2 18 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 14 (19.44%) Windows Server 2003
4 13 (18.06%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (12.50%) Linux
6 6 (8.33%) Android
6 6 (8.33%) Apple iOS
6 6 (8.33%) Unix
6 6 (8.33%) Windows 7
6 6 (8.33%) Windows XP
7 4 (5.56%) Windows 10
8 2 (2.78%) Windows Vista
9 1 (1.39%) CentOS
9 1 (1.39%) Debian
9 1 (1.39%) Mac OS
9 1 (1.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.39%) Ubuntu
9 1 (1.39%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (1.39%) Windows CE
9 1 (1.39%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (19.44%) Migration
2 11 (15.28%) Infrastructure Management
3 9 (12.50%) ITIL
4 8 (11.11%) Information Security
5 7 (9.72%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (9.72%) Converged Infrastructure
6 6 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (8.33%) Mobile Device Management
6 6 (8.33%) Penetration Testing
6 6 (8.33%) Risk Management
6 6 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (8.33%) Vulnerability Management
7 5 (6.94%) Project Management
8 4 (5.56%) MapReduce
8 4 (5.56%) RAD
8 4 (5.56%) Time Management
9 3 (4.17%) DevOps
9 3 (4.17%) Scrum
10 2 (2.78%) Automated Testing
10 2 (2.78%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (19.44%) SQL
2 11 (15.28%) PowerShell
3 7 (9.72%) Java
4 5 (6.94%) Shell Script
5 4 (5.56%) C#
6 3 (4.17%) PHP
7 2 (2.78%) C++
8 1 (1.39%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.39%) C
8 1 (1.39%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.39%) Korn
8 1 (1.39%) Perl
8 1 (1.39%) Python
8 1 (1.39%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.39%) VB
8 1 (1.39%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.39%) VB6
8 1 (1.39%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (9.72%) CISSP
1 7 (9.72%) Degree
2 5 (6.94%) CISM
3 4 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.78%) MCDST
5 1 (1.39%) MCITP
5 1 (1.39%) MCTS
5 1 (1.39%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.39%) RHCE
5 1 (1.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 20 (27.78%) Active Directory
2 9 (12.50%) Hyper-V
2 9 (12.50%) Microsoft App-V
3 8 (11.11%) XenApp
4 4 (5.56%) HDFS
4 4 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.39%) Dovecot
5 1 (1.39%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (1.39%) iptables
5 1 (1.39%) KVM
5 1 (1.39%) Sendmail
5 1 (1.39%) Squid
5 1 (1.39%) UAG
5 1 (1.39%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.39%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (9.72%) SCCM
1 7 (9.72%) SCOM
1 7 (9.72%) SCOrch
2 4 (5.56%) Nagios
3 3 (4.17%) EdgeSight
3 3 (4.17%) Puppet
4 2 (2.78%) Legato
5 1 (1.39%) Ansible
5 1 (1.39%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.39%) Cacti
5 1 (1.39%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (1.39%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (1.39%) HAProxy
5 1 (1.39%) OpenNebula
5 1 (1.39%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.39%) Red Hat Satellite
5 1 (1.39%) vRealize
Vendors
1 22 (30.56%) Microsoft
2 15 (20.83%) Citrix
3 10 (13.89%) HP
4 7 (9.72%) VMware
5 3 (4.17%) Cisco
6 2 (2.78%) 3PAR
6 2 (2.78%) NetApp
6 2 (2.78%) Oracle
6 2 (2.78%) Red Hat
6 2 (2.78%) Wincor Nixdorf
7 1 (1.39%) Apple
7 1 (1.39%) Brocade
7 1 (1.39%) Fortinet
7 1 (1.39%) Motorola
7 1 (1.39%) OpenText
7 1 (1.39%) Remedy
7 1 (1.39%) SimCorp
7 1 (1.39%) Veeam
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