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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 5 5 17
Rank change year-on-year
0 +12
Contract jobs citing Windows 39 35 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 15.18% 13.89% 5.58%
As % of the Operating Systems category 68.42% 62.50% 61.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 16 0
Average daily rate
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£190 £331 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.64% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £310 £311
% change year-on-year
-1.61% -0.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 5 7
Average hourly rate £12.63 £13.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.88% -18.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.30 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.73 £20.00 £18.51
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
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
57 56 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 22.18% 22.22% 9.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 24 4
Average daily rate £200 £325 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.46% -9.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £201 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 5 7
Average hourly rate £11.88 £13.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.65% -16.12%
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 £17.01
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.51% -8.82%

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 19 September 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
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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +2 28 £200 -40.74% 9
Wirral - 2 - -
St Helens +1 1 - - 1
Birkenhead - - - -
Windows
North West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 30 (48.39%) Windows 7
2 20 (32.26%) Windows XP
3 15 (24.19%) Microsoft
3 15 (24.19%) Active Directory
4 14 (22.58%) MS Office
5 13 (20.97%) Citrix
6 10 (16.13%) SCCM
6 10 (16.13%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (14.52%) Security Cleared
7 9 (14.52%) VMware Infrastructure
7 9 (14.52%) VMware
8 7 (11.29%) PDA
9 6 (9.68%) UNIX
9 6 (9.68%) MS Excel
10 5 (8.06%) Linux
10 5 (8.06%) Windows 2000
10 5 (8.06%) TCP/IP
10 5 (8.06%) DNS
10 5 (8.06%) HP
10 5 (8.06%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (6.45%) Agile Software Development
11 4 (6.45%) Windows Vista
11 4 (6.45%) Migration
11 4 (6.45%) Cisco
11 4 (6.45%) DHCP
11 4 (6.45%) ITIL
11 4 (6.45%) Acronis
11 4 (6.45%) SC Cleared
12 3 (4.84%) Hyper-V
12 3 (4.84%) Windows Server 2012

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 2 (3.23%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.61%) Lync
2 1 (1.61%) SharePoint
Applications
1 14 (22.58%) MS Office
2 6 (9.68%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.61%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.61%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.61%) PaaS
1 1 (1.61%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (1.61%) Amazon S3
1 1 (1.61%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.61%) Google Apps
1 1 (1.61%) IaaS
1 1 (1.61%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.06%) TCP/IP
1 5 (8.06%) DNS
2 4 (6.45%) DHCP
3 3 (4.84%) LAN
3 3 (4.84%) WAN
3 3 (4.84%) Internet
3 3 (4.84%) SAN
4 2 (3.23%) IP Telephony
4 2 (3.23%) Firewall
4 2 (3.23%) DSL
4 2 (3.23%) Ethernet
4 2 (3.23%) VPN
5 1 (1.61%) MGCP
5 1 (1.61%) H.323
5 1 (1.61%) Cisco ICM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.61%) Amazon RDS
1 1 (1.61%) Oracle Database
General
1 3 (4.84%) Telecoms
1 3 (4.84%) Finance
1 3 (4.84%) Banking
2 2 (3.23%) Retail
3 1 (1.61%) Automotive
3 1 (1.61%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.61%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (19.35%) Desktop Support
2 11 (17.74%) Support Engineer
3 10 (16.13%) Analyst
4 9 (14.52%) Desktop Engineer
5 6 (9.68%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 6 (9.68%) IT Support
6 5 (8.06%) Rollout Engineer
7 4 (6.45%) Project Manager
7 4 (6.45%) 1st Line Support
8 3 (4.84%) Support Analyst
9 2 (3.23%) Server Engineer
9 2 (3.23%) Service Desk Analyst
9 2 (3.23%) Help Desk Support
9 2 (3.23%) IT Support Engineer
9 2 (3.23%) Service Analyst
9 2 (3.23%) 2nd Line Support
9 2 (3.23%) Test Analyst
9 2 (3.23%) Consultant
9 2 (3.23%) Systems Engineer
10 1 (1.61%) DevOps Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.23%) Web Services
2 1 (1.61%) .NET
2 1 (1.61%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.29%) PDA
2 3 (4.84%) NHS
2 3 (4.84%) Blackberry
3 2 (3.23%) iPad
4 1 (1.61%) User Experience
4 1 (1.61%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.61%) Clustering
4 1 (1.61%) IVR
4 1 (1.61%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 30 (48.39%) Windows 7
2 20 (32.26%) Windows XP
3 10 (16.13%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (9.68%) UNIX
5 5 (8.06%) Linux
5 5 (8.06%) Windows 2000
5 5 (8.06%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (6.45%) Windows Vista
7 3 (4.84%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (3.23%) Windows Mobile
8 2 (3.23%) Windows NT
8 2 (3.23%) Windows 8
8 2 (3.23%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (1.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.61%) Mac OS
9 1 (1.61%) VMS
9 1 (1.61%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (6.45%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (6.45%) Migration
1 4 (6.45%) ITIL
2 3 (4.84%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (4.84%) Time Management
3 2 (3.23%) Security Testing
3 2 (3.23%) PRINCE2
3 2 (3.23%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (1.61%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (1.61%) Cisco ICM Scripting
4 1 (1.61%) DevOps
4 1 (1.61%) Line Management
4 1 (1.61%) V-Model
4 1 (1.61%) Information Assurance
4 1 (1.61%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (1.61%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (1.61%) Waterfall
4 1 (1.61%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (1.61%) Change Control
4 1 (1.61%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.84%) Java
1 3 (4.84%) SQL
2 2 (3.23%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.61%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (14.52%) Security Cleared
2 4 (6.45%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (3.23%) MCITP
3 2 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (3.23%) CCNA
3 2 (3.23%) MCSE
4 1 (1.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.61%) HND
4 1 (1.61%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.61%) ISEB
4 1 (1.61%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 17799
1 1 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 15 (24.19%) Active Directory
2 9 (14.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (4.84%) Hyper-V
3 3 (4.84%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.61%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.61%) XenApp
4 1 (1.61%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 1 (1.61%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 10 (16.13%) SCCM
2 3 (4.84%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (1.61%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.61%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (1.61%) Cisco UCCE
3 1 (1.61%) OpenView
3 1 (1.61%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.61%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.61%) SCOM
3 1 (1.61%) WSUS
Vendors
1 15 (24.19%) Microsoft
2 13 (20.97%) Citrix
3 9 (14.52%) VMware
4 5 (8.06%) HP
5 4 (6.45%) Cisco
5 4 (6.45%) Acronis
6 3 (4.84%) Symantec
7 2 (3.23%) Adobe
7 2 (3.23%) SAP
7 2 (3.23%) Oracle
8 1 (1.61%) Unisys
8 1 (1.61%) BMC
8 1 (1.61%) NetApp
8 1 (1.61%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.61%) Apple
8 1 (1.61%) EMC
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