The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Merseyside region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 3 8 13
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +5
Contract jobs citing Windows 33 26 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 15.28% 11.16% 10.71%
As % of the Operating Systems category 73.33% 65.00% 68.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 11 6
Average daily rate
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£200 £338 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-40.74% +28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £175 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £353 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £320 £314
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +1.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 12
Average hourly rate £11.50 £13.00 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.53% -17.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.40 £9.60 £10.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.90 £17.00 £19.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -6.06%
Operating Systems Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
45 40 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 20.83% 17.17% 15.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 18 12
Average daily rate £200 £350 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.85% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £144 £213 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £447 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 12
Average hourly rate £11.75 £13.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.61% -21.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.80 £10.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £21.50 £19.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%
Windows
North West

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 28 July 2014.

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 28 July 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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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 +6 31 £200 -40.74% 8
St Helens -1 1 - - 1
Bootle - 1 £350 - 1
Birkenhead - - - - 2
Wirral - - - - 4
Windows
North West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 28 (41.79%) Windows 7
2 22 (32.84%) Windows XP
3 19 (28.36%) Microsoft
4 12 (17.91%) Active Directory
4 12 (17.91%) MS Office
5 11 (16.42%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (14.93%) SCCM
7 9 (13.43%) Citrix
7 9 (13.43%) UNIX
7 9 (13.43%) MS Excel
8 8 (11.94%) VMware
8 8 (11.94%) VMware Infrastructure
9 7 (10.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 7 (10.45%) Information Security
9 7 (10.45%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 7 (10.45%) ITIL
9 7 (10.45%) ISO/IEC 17799
10 6 (8.96%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (8.96%) Security Testing
10 6 (8.96%) Security Cleared
11 5 (7.46%) Enterprise Architecture
11 5 (7.46%) Network Design
11 5 (7.46%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (7.46%) CISSP
11 5 (7.46%) DNS
11 5 (7.46%) MCSE
11 5 (7.46%) Web Services
11 5 (7.46%) Penetration Testing
11 5 (7.46%) Risk Assessment
11 5 (7.46%) Finance

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 3 (4.48%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.99%) IIS
2 2 (2.99%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.49%) Lync
3 1 (1.49%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 12 (17.91%) MS Office
2 9 (13.43%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.49%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.49%) PaaS
1 1 (1.49%) Google Apps
1 1 (1.49%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.46%) DNS
2 4 (5.97%) TCP/IP
2 4 (5.97%) SAN
3 3 (4.48%) Internet
3 3 (4.48%) Firewall
3 3 (4.48%) IP Telephony
3 3 (4.48%) LAN
4 2 (2.99%) WAN
4 2 (2.99%) DHCP
4 2 (2.99%) Ethernet
4 2 (2.99%) VPN
4 2 (2.99%) DSL
5 1 (1.49%) Wireless
5 1 (1.49%) Extranet
5 1 (1.49%) Intranet
5 1 (1.49%) SSL
5 1 (1.49%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.49%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (2.99%) MSI
2 1 (1.49%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 5 (7.46%) Finance
2 3 (4.48%) Banking
3 2 (2.99%) French Language
3 2 (2.99%) Italian Language
3 2 (2.99%) Spanish Language
3 2 (2.99%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.49%) Retail
4 1 (1.49%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.49%) Automotive
4 1 (1.49%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 15 (22.39%) Desktop Support
2 11 (16.42%) Analyst
2 11 (16.42%) Desktop Engineer
3 10 (14.93%) Support Engineer
4 8 (11.94%) IT Support
5 7 (10.45%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 4 (5.97%) Security Consultant
6 4 (5.97%) Applications Packager
6 4 (5.97%) Project Manager
6 4 (5.97%) Consultant
7 3 (4.48%) Architect
7 3 (4.48%) 1st Line Support
7 3 (4.48%) Support Analyst
7 3 (4.48%) Service Analyst
7 3 (4.48%) Service Desk Analyst
8 2 (2.99%) IT Support Engineer
8 2 (2.99%) Administrator
8 2 (2.99%) Help Desk Support
8 2 (2.99%) Security Analyst
8 2 (2.99%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.46%) Web Services
2 4 (5.97%) Application Packaging
3 1 (1.49%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.97%) PDA
2 2 (2.99%) Fat Client
2 2 (2.99%) NHS
2 2 (2.99%) Thin Client
2 2 (2.99%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.49%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 28 (41.79%) Windows 7
2 22 (32.84%) Windows XP
3 11 (16.42%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (13.43%) UNIX
5 6 (8.96%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (5.97%) Windows 2000
6 4 (5.97%) Windows 8
6 4 (5.97%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (4.48%) Windows Vista
8 2 (2.99%) Linux
8 2 (2.99%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (1.49%) VMS
9 1 (1.49%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.49%) Windows NT
9 1 (1.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.49%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (10.45%) ITIL
1 7 (10.45%) Information Security
1 7 (10.45%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 6 (8.96%) Security Testing
3 5 (7.46%) Penetration Testing
3 5 (7.46%) Network Design
3 5 (7.46%) Enterprise Architecture
3 5 (7.46%) Risk Assessment
3 5 (7.46%) Security Management
4 4 (5.97%) Migration
4 4 (5.97%) PRINCE2
4 4 (5.97%) Project Management
5 3 (4.48%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (4.48%) Time Management
6 2 (2.99%) Performance Management
6 2 (2.99%) Incident Management
6 2 (2.99%) Risk Management
6 2 (2.99%) Configuration Management
6 2 (2.99%) Service Management
6 2 (2.99%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.48%) SQL
1 3 (4.48%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.49%) VBScript
2 1 (1.49%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (8.96%) Security Cleared
2 5 (7.46%) MCSE
2 5 (7.46%) CISSP
2 5 (7.46%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (4.48%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (4.48%) CCNA
4 2 (2.99%) HNC
4 2 (2.99%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (2.99%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (2.99%) MCITP
5 1 (1.49%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.49%) Degree
5 1 (1.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.49%) HND
5 1 (1.49%) ISEB
5 1 (1.49%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.49%) ECDL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.45%) ISO/IEC 17799
1 7 (10.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 12 (17.91%) Active Directory
2 8 (11.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (5.97%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (4.48%) VMware ESX
5 2 (2.99%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.49%) XenApp
6 1 (1.49%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 10 (14.93%) SCCM
2 1 (1.49%) SCOM
2 1 (1.49%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.49%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 19 (28.36%) Microsoft
2 9 (13.43%) Citrix
3 8 (11.94%) VMware
4 4 (5.97%) Acronis
4 4 (5.97%) HP
4 4 (5.97%) Cisco
5 3 (4.48%) Apple
6 2 (2.99%) Altiris
6 2 (2.99%) Adobe
7 1 (1.49%) Oracle
7 1 (1.49%) SAP
7 1 (1.49%) Unisys
7 1 (1.49%) BMC
7 1 (1.49%) NetApp
7 1 (1.49%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.49%) AppSense
7 1 (1.49%) EMC
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