The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 25 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 6 2 3
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows 43 78 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 15.41% 19.26% 14.68%
As % of the Operating Systems category 81.13% 66.67% 66.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 35 15
Median daily rate £350 £275 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% +37.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £132 £157
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £400 £345
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £301
% change year-on-year
- +8.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 11
Median hourly rate £14.17 £15.86 £14.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.65% +12.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £13.60 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £41.00 £19.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.86 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-5.42% +5.73%
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
53 117 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 19.00% 28.89% 22.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 47 25
Median daily rate £350 £240 £201
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.83% +19.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £135 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £391 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 11
Median hourly rate £14.34 £15.86 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.58% +19.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £17.50 £83.02
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Merseyside region citing Windows as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 August 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 25 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool -6 26 £349 +62.20% 12
Southport - 5 £369 - 2
Bootle -2 2 £350 -
Wirral +1 1 £325 - 1
Birkenhead - 1 £350 - 1
Windows
North West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 25 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Merseyside region with a requirement for Windows.

1 44 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 40 (45.45%) Active Directory
3 32 (36.36%) Windows Server
4 27 (30.68%) Windows Server 2012
5 23 (26.14%) Linux
5 23 (26.14%) Windows Server 2003
6 19 (21.59%) Windows Server 2008
7 18 (20.45%) IIS
8 17 (19.32%) PowerShell
9 15 (17.05%) VMware
9 15 (17.05%) MySQL
9 15 (17.05%) DNS
10 14 (15.91%) MS Office
10 14 (15.91%) Migration
10 14 (15.91%) Hyper-V
11 13 (14.77%) .NET
11 13 (14.77%) MS Excel
11 13 (14.77%) Unix
11 13 (14.77%) Internet
12 12 (13.64%) SAN
12 12 (13.64%) ITIL
13 11 (12.50%) SQL
13 11 (12.50%) DHCP
13 11 (12.50%) Degree
14 10 (11.36%) .NET Framework
14 10 (11.36%) Finance
14 10 (11.36%) Firewall
14 10 (11.36%) Citrix
14 10 (11.36%) PHP
14 10 (11.36%) Oracle

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 18 (20.45%) IIS
2 9 (10.23%) SharePoint
3 8 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (9.09%) MS Exchange
4 7 (7.95%) Apache
5 5 (5.68%) SAS
6 4 (4.55%) JBoss
6 4 (4.55%) Tomcat
7 3 (3.41%) Apache Spark
7 3 (3.41%) Confluence
7 3 (3.41%) WebLogic
8 2 (2.27%) Oracle Service Bus
9 1 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 14 (15.91%) MS Office
2 13 (14.77%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.14%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.14%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.82%) IaaS
2 4 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (4.55%) Amazon S3
2 4 (4.55%) Office 365
3 3 (3.41%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 3 (3.41%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (3.41%) Amazon EMR
3 3 (3.41%) Amazon Kinesis
3 3 (3.41%) AWS CloudFormation
3 3 (3.41%) AWS CloudTrail
3 3 (3.41%) AWS Lambda
3 3 (3.41%) GitHub
3 3 (3.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (3.41%) PaaS
3 3 (3.41%) Route 53
4 2 (2.27%) Google Apps
4 2 (2.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 15 (17.05%) DNS
2 13 (14.77%) Internet
3 12 (13.64%) SAN
4 11 (12.50%) DHCP
5 10 (11.36%) Firewall
6 8 (9.09%) WAN
7 6 (6.82%) Remote Desktop
8 5 (5.68%) TCP/IP
9 4 (4.55%) Intranet
9 4 (4.55%) LAN
9 4 (4.55%) NAS
9 4 (4.55%) SSL
9 4 (4.55%) tcpdump
9 4 (4.55%) Wireshark
10 3 (3.41%) MPLS
10 3 (3.41%) Network Security
10 3 (3.41%) OpenVPN
10 3 (3.41%) SNMP
10 3 (3.41%) VoIP
11 2 (2.27%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (17.05%) MySQL
2 8 (9.09%) SQL Server
3 5 (5.68%) MongoDB
3 5 (5.68%) NoSQL
3 5 (5.68%) Relational Database
4 4 (4.55%) Amazon RDS
4 4 (4.55%) GIS
4 4 (4.55%) SQL Server 2000
4 4 (4.55%) SQL Server 2016
5 3 (3.41%) Apache Cassandra
5 3 (3.41%) Apache Hive
5 3 (3.41%) DataStax
5 3 (3.41%) Hadoop
5 3 (3.41%) MS Access
5 3 (3.41%) Oracle ODI
5 3 (3.41%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (3.41%) SAS Enterprise Miner
6 2 (2.27%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.14%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.14%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 9 (10.23%) JIRA
2 6 (6.82%) Subversion
3 3 (3.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (3.41%) GitLab
3 3 (3.41%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.14%) MSTest
4 1 (1.14%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (11.36%) Finance
2 6 (6.82%) Banking
3 1 (1.14%) Law
3 1 (1.14%) Legal
3 1 (1.14%) Retail
3 1 (1.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (22.73%) Analyst
2 11 (12.50%) Architect
3 7 (7.95%) Service Analyst
3 7 (7.95%) Support Engineer
4 6 (6.82%) Consultant
4 6 (6.82%) Service Desk Analyst
4 6 (6.82%) Support Analyst
5 5 (5.68%) Infrastructure Architect
5 5 (5.68%) Project Engineer
5 5 (5.68%) Web Engineer
5 5 (5.68%) Web Hosting Engineer
6 4 (4.55%) C# Developer
6 4 (4.55%) C# Software Developer
6 4 (4.55%) Incident Analyst
6 4 (4.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (4.55%) Security Analyst
6 4 (4.55%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (4.55%) Senior Incident Analyst
6 4 (4.55%) Senior Security Analyst
6 4 (4.55%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (14.77%) .NET
2 10 (11.36%) .NET Framework
3 7 (7.95%) LAMP
4 6 (6.82%) SAML
4 6 (6.82%) Web Services
5 5 (5.68%) Autofac
5 5 (5.68%) Hibernate
5 5 (5.68%) jQuery
5 5 (5.68%) JSON
5 5 (5.68%) REST
5 5 (5.68%) SOAP
5 5 (5.68%) Spring
5 5 (5.68%) XML
5 5 (5.68%) XSD
6 4 (4.55%) JSP
7 2 (2.27%) Oracle Fusion
8 1 (1.14%) CSS
8 1 (1.14%) HTML
8 1 (1.14%) WAMP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.09%) NHS
2 7 (7.95%) Clustering
2 7 (7.95%) PMI
3 6 (6.82%) Driving Licence
4 5 (5.68%) Computer Science
4 5 (5.68%) Data Centre
5 4 (4.55%) Cyberthreat
6 3 (3.41%) Digital Media
6 3 (3.41%) HACMP
7 2 (2.27%) IBM XIV
7 2 (2.27%) IVR
7 2 (2.27%) LPAR
7 2 (2.27%) Microsoft Licensing
7 2 (2.27%) Statistics
7 2 (2.27%) Visualisation
8 1 (1.14%) Fat Client
8 1 (1.14%) FMCG
8 1 (1.14%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (1.14%) Public Cloud
8 1 (1.14%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 32 (36.36%) Windows Server
2 27 (30.68%) Windows Server 2012
3 23 (26.14%) Linux
3 23 (26.14%) Windows Server 2003
4 19 (21.59%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (14.77%) Unix
6 9 (10.23%) Windows XP
7 8 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (6.82%) Windows 7
8 6 (6.82%) Windows 8
9 4 (4.55%) Solaris
10 3 (3.41%) AIX
10 3 (3.41%) Android
10 3 (3.41%) Apple iOS
11 2 (2.27%) HPUX
11 2 (2.27%) Mac OS
11 2 (2.27%) Windows 2000
12 1 (1.14%) Windows 10
12 1 (1.14%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (15.91%) Migration
2 12 (13.64%) ITIL
3 8 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (9.09%) Security Management
4 7 (7.95%) Capacity Management
4 7 (7.95%) PRINCE2
4 7 (7.95%) Project Management
5 6 (6.82%) Automated Testing
5 6 (6.82%) Information Security
5 6 (6.82%) Scrum
6 5 (5.68%) CRM
6 5 (5.68%) MVC
6 5 (5.68%) OWASP
7 4 (4.55%) Configuration Management
7 4 (4.55%) Digital Forensics
7 4 (4.55%) Infrastructure Management
7 4 (4.55%) ITSM
7 4 (4.55%) Load Balancing
7 4 (4.55%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 3 (3.41%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (19.32%) PowerShell
2 11 (12.50%) SQL
3 10 (11.36%) Java
3 10 (11.36%) PHP
4 6 (6.82%) C#
4 6 (6.82%) JavaScript
5 3 (3.41%) Python
5 3 (3.41%) Ruby
5 3 (3.41%) Scala
6 1 (1.14%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 11 (12.50%) Degree
2 7 (7.95%) PMI Certification
3 5 (5.68%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (4.55%) CFCE
4 4 (4.55%) EnCE
4 4 (4.55%) GCFA
4 4 (4.55%) GCFE
4 4 (4.55%) GIAC
4 4 (4.55%) MCITP
4 4 (4.55%) MCTS
4 4 (4.55%) RHCE
4 4 (4.55%) SC Cleared
4 4 (4.55%) Security Cleared
5 2 (2.27%) CISSP
6 1 (1.14%) CCIE
6 1 (1.14%) CCNA
6 1 (1.14%) CCNP
6 1 (1.14%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.14%) CISM
6 1 (1.14%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.68%) PCI DSS
2 3 (3.41%) SLA
3 1 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 17799
3 1 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 40 (45.45%) Active Directory
2 14 (15.91%) Hyper-V
3 6 (6.82%) vSphere
3 6 (6.82%) XenApp
4 4 (4.55%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (4.55%) UAG
5 3 (3.41%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (2.27%) PowerHA
6 2 (2.27%) Squid
6 2 (2.27%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (2.27%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (2.27%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.14%) DFS Replication
7 1 (1.14%) Firmware
7 1 (1.14%) vCloud
7 1 (1.14%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (1.14%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 10 (11.36%) Puppet
2 7 (7.95%) Red Hat Satellite
3 5 (5.68%) Microsoft Clustering
3 5 (5.68%) SCCM
4 4 (4.55%) EnCase
5 3 (3.41%) Nessus
5 3 (3.41%) Oozie
5 3 (3.41%) Rundeck
5 3 (3.41%) SCOrch
6 2 (2.27%) SCVMM
6 2 (2.27%) vMotion
7 1 (1.14%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (1.14%) Legato
7 1 (1.14%) SCOM
7 1 (1.14%) SCSM
Vendors
1 44 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 15 (17.05%) VMware
3 10 (11.36%) Citrix
3 10 (11.36%) Oracle
4 7 (7.95%) Brocade
4 7 (7.95%) HP
4 7 (7.95%) Red Hat
5 4 (4.55%) ArcSight
5 4 (4.55%) Cisco
5 4 (4.55%) Rapid7
5 4 (4.55%) Splunk
6 3 (3.41%) AppDynamics
6 3 (3.41%) Atlassian
6 3 (3.41%) Dell
6 3 (3.41%) Endeca
6 3 (3.41%) F5
6 3 (3.41%) Hortonworks
6 3 (3.41%) IBM
6 3 (3.41%) Qualys
6 3 (3.41%) Sun
Merseyside
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 3 days ago