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 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 3 4 5
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows 54 42 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 18.69% 19.63% 17.37%
As % of the Operating Systems category 76.06% 71.19% 88.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 17 18
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£170 £300 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-43.33% -13.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £158 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £350 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 3 10
Average hourly rate £13.75 £15.18 £12.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.42% +22.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.44 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.65 £15.84 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.81 £14.75 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+0.38% -7.81%
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
71 59 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 24.57% 27.57% 19.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 31 18
Average daily rate £205 £313 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.40% -10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £163 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £375 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 3 10
Average hourly rate £13.50 £15.18 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.06% -24.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £16.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.85 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+5.66% -11.76%

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 December 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 December 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 December 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 0 29 £150 -53.84% 6
Wirral +2 22 £208 -
St Helens 0 4 £160 -52.94% 1
Southport - - - - 2
Windows
North West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (45.16%) Windows 7
2 39 (41.94%) Active Directory
3 31 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 30 (32.26%) Windows Server 2008
5 25 (26.88%) Windows XP
6 21 (22.58%) Citrix
7 19 (20.43%) MS Office
7 19 (20.43%) SCCM
8 18 (19.35%) ITIL
9 17 (18.28%) DHCP
9 17 (18.28%) VMware
10 16 (17.20%) Windows Server 2003
11 15 (16.13%) Migration
11 15 (16.13%) DNS
11 15 (16.13%) Hyper-V
12 14 (15.05%) Clustering
13 12 (12.90%) HP
13 12 (12.90%) Security Cleared
13 12 (12.90%) Windows Server 2012
14 11 (11.83%) TCP/IP
14 11 (11.83%) SQL
15 10 (10.75%) Windows 2000
15 10 (10.75%) MS Excel
15 10 (10.75%) High Availability
16 9 (9.68%) SharePoint
17 8 (8.60%) UNIX
17 8 (8.60%) IIS
17 8 (8.60%) Performance Tuning
17 8 (8.60%) SC Cleared
18 7 (7.53%) VMware Infrastructure

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 9 (9.68%) SharePoint
2 8 (8.60%) IIS
3 4 (4.30%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.08%) Lync
4 1 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.08%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.08%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 19 (20.43%) MS Office
2 10 (10.75%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.15%) MS Project
4 1 (1.08%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.08%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.08%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.08%) IaaS
2 1 (1.08%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (1.08%) Google Apps
2 1 (1.08%) PaaS
2 1 (1.08%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.08%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.08%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 17 (18.28%) DHCP
2 15 (16.13%) DNS
3 11 (11.83%) TCP/IP
4 6 (6.45%) SAN
5 5 (5.38%) DMZ
6 4 (4.30%) WAN
7 3 (3.23%) LAN
7 3 (3.23%) Internet
8 2 (2.15%) Firewall
8 2 (2.15%) SSL
8 2 (2.15%) SMTP
8 2 (2.15%) FTP
8 2 (2.15%) HTTP
9 1 (1.08%) Cisco ICM
9 1 (1.08%) SMS
9 1 (1.08%) H.323
9 1 (1.08%) MGCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.53%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.15%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (2.15%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.08%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (1.08%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.08%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.08%) YouTrack
1 1 (1.08%) TeamCity
1 1 (1.08%) Dreamweaver
General
1 5 (5.38%) Manufacturing
2 3 (3.23%) Automotive
3 2 (2.15%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.15%) Finance
3 2 (2.15%) Banking
3 2 (2.15%) Retail
4 1 (1.08%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.08%) Law
Job Titles
1 32 (34.41%) Analyst
2 15 (16.13%) Desktop Support
3 13 (13.98%) Support Engineer
4 12 (12.90%) Desktop Engineer
5 10 (10.75%) Support Analyst
6 9 (9.68%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 8 (8.60%) Wintel Analyst
8 6 (6.45%) Project Manager
8 6 (6.45%) Rollout Engineer
9 5 (5.38%) Service Desk Analyst
9 5 (5.38%) Wintel Engineer
9 5 (5.38%) Service Analyst
10 4 (4.30%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 4 (4.30%) 2nd Line Support
10 4 (4.30%) 1st Line Support
11 3 (3.23%) Wintel Server Engineer
11 3 (3.23%) Server Engineer
11 3 (3.23%) IT Support
12 2 (2.15%) Administrator
12 2 (2.15%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.38%) .NET
2 4 (4.30%) CSS
3 3 (3.23%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.08%) Laravel
4 1 (1.08%) Yii
4 1 (1.08%) Application Packaging
4 1 (1.08%) jQuery
4 1 (1.08%) Web Services
4 1 (1.08%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (15.05%) Clustering
2 6 (6.45%) PDA
2 6 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.30%) Blackberry
4 3 (3.23%) iPad
5 2 (2.15%) NHS
5 2 (2.15%) Thin Client
5 2 (2.15%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.08%) User Experience
6 1 (1.08%) iPhone
6 1 (1.08%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 42 (45.16%) Windows 7
2 30 (32.26%) Windows Server 2008
3 25 (26.88%) Windows XP
4 16 (17.20%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (12.90%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (10.75%) Windows 2000
7 8 (8.60%) UNIX
8 7 (7.53%) Linux
9 5 (5.38%) VMS
10 4 (4.30%) Windows Vista
11 2 (2.15%) Windows NT
11 2 (2.15%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (2.15%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (1.08%) Windows 8
12 1 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (1.08%) Mac OS
12 1 (1.08%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (19.35%) ITIL
2 15 (16.13%) Migration
3 10 (10.75%) High Availability
4 8 (8.60%) Performance Tuning
5 7 (7.53%) Configuration Management
6 5 (5.38%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (4.30%) Content Management
8 3 (3.23%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (3.23%) Data Migration
9 2 (2.15%) Workflow
9 2 (2.15%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (2.15%) Service Delivery
9 2 (2.15%) Project Management
9 2 (2.15%) Time Management
9 2 (2.15%) Performance Monitoring
10 1 (1.08%) Continuous Improvement
10 1 (1.08%) Network Monitoring
10 1 (1.08%) Cisco ICM Scripting
10 1 (1.08%) DevOps
10 1 (1.08%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 11 (11.83%) SQL
2 7 (7.53%) PowerShell
3 4 (4.30%) JavaScript
4 3 (3.23%) Java
5 1 (1.08%) PHP
5 1 (1.08%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 12 (12.90%) Security Cleared
2 8 (8.60%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.15%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.08%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.08%) PMP
4 1 (1.08%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.08%) ISEB
4 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.08%) HND
4 1 (1.08%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.38%) SLA
System Software
1 39 (41.94%) Active Directory
2 15 (16.13%) Hyper-V
3 7 (7.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (5.38%) DFS Replication
4 5 (5.38%) Firmware
4 5 (5.38%) VMware ESX
5 2 (2.15%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.08%) XenApp
6 1 (1.08%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 1 (1.08%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 19 (20.43%) SCCM
2 5 (5.38%) SCOM
2 5 (5.38%) SCVMM
3 3 (3.23%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (2.15%) WSUS
5 1 (1.08%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (1.08%) Cisco UCCE
5 1 (1.08%) OpenView
5 1 (1.08%) Tivoli
5 1 (1.08%) MOM
5 1 (1.08%) Netcool
5 1 (1.08%) Netcool/OMNIbus
5 1 (1.08%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 31 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 21 (22.58%) Citrix
3 17 (18.28%) VMware
4 12 (12.90%) HP
5 6 (6.45%) Remedy
5 6 (6.45%) Dell
5 6 (6.45%) EMC
6 5 (5.38%) IBM
7 3 (3.23%) Acronis
7 3 (3.23%) Cisco
7 3 (3.23%) Symantec
8 2 (2.15%) Oracle
8 2 (2.15%) SAP
8 2 (2.15%) Red Hat
9 1 (1.08%) Zend
9 1 (1.08%) BMC
9 1 (1.08%) Motorola
9 1 (1.08%) NetApp
9 1 (1.08%) Lotus
9 1 (1.08%) Unisys
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