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 30 October 2014 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 5 4 10
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +6
Contract jobs citing Windows 45 36 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 15.68% 16.44% 8.38%
As % of the Operating Systems category 73.77% 57.14% 66.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 17 7
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£170 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-47.69% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £144 £150 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £182 £420 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £303 £310
% change year-on-year
+3.13% -2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 3 3
Average hourly rate £13.38 £20.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.12% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.60 £12.07
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.88 £20.00 £21.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.63
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -7.20%
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
61 63 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 21.25% 28.77% 12.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 33 10
Average daily rate £190 £320 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-40.62% -3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £147 £176 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 3 3
Average hourly rate £13.25 £20.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.75% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.50 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -10.28%

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
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 30 October 2014.

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 30 October 2014. 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 -6 22 £156 -51.92% 9
Wirral - 12 £170 - 1
St Helens - 4 - -
Windows
North West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, 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 42 (54.55%) Windows 7
2 23 (29.87%) Active Directory
3 22 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 22 (28.57%) Windows XP
4 19 (24.68%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (23.38%) Citrix
6 17 (22.08%) MS Office
7 16 (20.78%) VMware
8 14 (18.18%) SCCM
9 12 (15.58%) Security Cleared
10 11 (14.29%) Migration
10 11 (14.29%) ITIL
10 11 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
11 10 (12.99%) DHCP
12 9 (11.69%) SQL
12 9 (11.69%) MS Excel
12 9 (11.69%) Hyper-V
13 8 (10.39%) VMware Infrastructure
13 8 (10.39%) IIS
13 8 (10.39%) DNS
13 8 (10.39%) Clustering
14 7 (9.09%) SC Cleared
14 7 (9.09%) PDA
14 7 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
15 6 (7.79%) TCP/IP
15 6 (7.79%) SharePoint
15 6 (7.79%) UNIX
15 6 (7.79%) Windows 2000
16 5 (6.49%) Linux
16 5 (6.49%) WAN

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, 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 8 (10.39%) IIS
2 6 (7.79%) SharePoint
3 4 (5.19%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (2.60%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.30%) Lync
Applications
1 17 (22.08%) MS Office
2 9 (11.69%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.30%) MS Project
3 1 (1.30%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.30%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.30%) PaaS
1 1 (1.30%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (1.30%) Amazon S3
1 1 (1.30%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.30%) Google Apps
1 1 (1.30%) IaaS
1 1 (1.30%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 10 (12.99%) DHCP
2 8 (10.39%) DNS
3 6 (7.79%) TCP/IP
4 5 (6.49%) WAN
4 5 (6.49%) SAN
5 4 (5.19%) Internet
6 3 (3.90%) LAN
6 3 (3.90%) Firewall
7 2 (2.60%) SSL
7 2 (2.60%) FTP
7 2 (2.60%) HTTP
7 2 (2.60%) SMTP
8 1 (1.30%) Ethernet
8 1 (1.30%) VPN
8 1 (1.30%) H.323
8 1 (1.30%) DSL
8 1 (1.30%) MGCP
8 1 (1.30%) IP Telephony
8 1 (1.30%) Cisco ICM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.49%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.19%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.30%) MySQL
3 1 (1.30%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (1.30%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.30%) TeamCity
1 1 (1.30%) YouTrack
General
1 4 (5.19%) Banking
1 4 (5.19%) Finance
2 2 (2.60%) Investment Banking
2 2 (2.60%) Retail
2 2 (2.60%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.30%) Automotive
3 1 (1.30%) Law
3 1 (1.30%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 18 (23.38%) Analyst
2 13 (16.88%) Desktop Support
3 12 (15.58%) Support Engineer
4 11 (14.29%) Desktop Engineer
5 7 (9.09%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 7 (9.09%) Project Manager
5 7 (9.09%) Rollout Engineer
6 5 (6.49%) Support Analyst
7 4 (5.19%) IT Support
7 4 (5.19%) Wintel Analyst
8 3 (3.90%) 1st Line Support
8 3 (3.90%) Service Analyst
8 3 (3.90%) 2nd Line Support
8 3 (3.90%) Service Desk Analyst
9 2 (2.60%) Windows Administrator
9 2 (2.60%) Deployment Engineer
9 2 (2.60%) Wintel Engineer
9 2 (2.60%) Wintel Server Engineer
9 2 (2.60%) Help Desk Support
9 2 (2.60%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.49%) .NET
2 4 (5.19%) CSS
3 3 (3.90%) ASP.NET
4 2 (2.60%) Web Services
5 1 (1.30%) HTML
5 1 (1.30%) Yii
5 1 (1.30%) jQuery
5 1 (1.30%) Application Packaging
5 1 (1.30%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.39%) Clustering
2 7 (9.09%) PDA
3 5 (6.49%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (5.19%) Blackberry
5 3 (3.90%) NHS
5 3 (3.90%) Thin Client
5 3 (3.90%) Fat Client
6 2 (2.60%) iPad
7 1 (1.30%) IVR
7 1 (1.30%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 42 (54.55%) Windows 7
2 22 (28.57%) Windows XP
3 19 (24.68%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (7.79%) UNIX
6 6 (7.79%) Windows 2000
7 5 (6.49%) Linux
8 4 (5.19%) Windows Vista
9 2 (2.60%) Windows Mobile
9 2 (2.60%) Windows 2000 Server
9 2 (2.60%) Windows NT
10 1 (1.30%) VMS
10 1 (1.30%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (1.30%) Mac OS
10 1 (1.30%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (14.29%) Migration
1 11 (14.29%) ITIL
2 4 (5.19%) High Availability
2 4 (5.19%) Content Management
3 3 (3.90%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (3.90%) Time Management
3 3 (3.90%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (2.60%) Security Testing
4 2 (2.60%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (2.60%) Data Migration
4 2 (2.60%) Service Delivery
4 2 (2.60%) Project Management
4 2 (2.60%) PRINCE2
5 1 (1.30%) E-Commerce
5 1 (1.30%) Data Modelling
5 1 (1.30%) OOP
5 1 (1.30%) OO
5 1 (1.30%) PRINCE
5 1 (1.30%) Configuration Management
5 1 (1.30%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (11.69%) SQL
2 4 (5.19%) JavaScript
3 3 (3.90%) Java
4 1 (1.30%) PHP
4 1 (1.30%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.30%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 12 (15.58%) Security Cleared
2 7 (9.09%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.60%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.30%) HND
4 1 (1.30%) MCSE
4 1 (1.30%) ISEB
4 1 (1.30%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.30%) PMP
4 1 (1.30%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.30%) CCNA
4 1 (1.30%) MCITP
4 1 (1.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (1.30%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.60%) SLA
2 1 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 17799
2 1 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 23 (29.87%) Active Directory
2 9 (11.69%) Hyper-V
3 8 (10.39%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (6.49%) VMware ESX
5 2 (2.60%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.30%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 1 (1.30%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.30%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 14 (18.18%) SCCM
2 4 (5.19%) SCOM
3 3 (3.90%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.30%) Tivoli
4 1 (1.30%) OpenView
4 1 (1.30%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.30%) Cisco UCCE
4 1 (1.30%) WSUS
4 1 (1.30%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 22 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 18 (23.38%) Citrix
3 16 (20.78%) VMware
4 5 (6.49%) HP
5 4 (5.19%) Acronis
6 3 (3.90%) Cisco
6 3 (3.90%) Symantec
7 2 (2.60%) EMC
7 2 (2.60%) Oracle
7 2 (2.60%) SAP
8 1 (1.30%) Unisys
8 1 (1.30%) BMC
8 1 (1.30%) NetApp
8 1 (1.30%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.30%) IBM
8 1 (1.30%) Adobe
8 1 (1.30%) Remedy
8 1 (1.30%) Zend
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