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 29 May 2015 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 2 3 4
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows 64 32 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 17.68% 16.75% 17.56%
As % of the Operating Systems category 68.09% 88.89% 57.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 11 16
Average daily rate
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£220 £175 £248
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.71% -29.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £110 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 7
Average hourly rate £14.00 £12.49 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.08% -0.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.91 £10.20 £9.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.69 £16.40 £15.09
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -3.22%
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
94 36 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 25.97% 18.85% 30.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 15 35
Average daily rate £215 £250 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.00% -25.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £106 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £473 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.36% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 7
Average hourly rate £14.00 £12.49 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.08% -3.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.91 £10.60 £9.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.46 £18.50 £14.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -4.32%

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 29 May 2015.

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 29 May 2015. 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 53 £220 +35.38% 12
Wirral -3 3 - - 1
St Helens - 3 - - 1
Windows
North West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 64 (46.72%) Microsoft
2 50 (36.50%) Active Directory
3 38 (27.74%) Windows 7
4 35 (25.55%) VMware
5 30 (21.90%) Windows Server 2008
5 30 (21.90%) Citrix
6 28 (20.44%) MS Office
7 27 (19.71%) DNS
8 26 (18.98%) DHCP
9 25 (18.25%) Windows Server 2012
10 23 (16.79%) Windows XP
11 22 (16.06%) Windows Server 2003
12 20 (14.60%) IIS
12 20 (14.60%) MS Excel
13 18 (13.14%) Microsoft Azure
13 18 (13.14%) SCCM
14 17 (12.41%) Hyper-V
15 16 (11.68%) SAN
15 16 (11.68%) WAN
16 15 (10.95%) LAN
16 15 (10.95%) ITIL
17 14 (10.22%) HTTP
17 14 (10.22%) VMware Infrastructure
17 14 (10.22%) Stakeholder Management
17 14 (10.22%) Windows 8
18 13 (9.49%) Migration
18 13 (9.49%) Amazon AWS
18 13 (9.49%) UNIX
19 12 (8.76%) Web Services
19 12 (8.76%) SharePoint

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 20 (14.60%) IIS
2 12 (8.76%) SharePoint
3 11 (8.03%) BizTalk Server
3 11 (8.03%) MS Exchange
4 9 (6.57%) MQSeries
5 4 (2.92%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (2.92%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (2.19%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (2.19%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (2.19%) Lync
6 3 (2.19%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (1.46%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (0.73%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.73%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 28 (20.44%) MS Office
2 20 (14.60%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.73%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.73%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.73%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 18 (13.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (9.49%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (2.92%) Google Apps
3 4 (2.92%) Office 365
4 2 (1.46%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.73%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.73%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 27 (19.71%) DNS
2 26 (18.98%) DHCP
3 16 (11.68%) SAN
3 16 (11.68%) WAN
4 15 (10.95%) LAN
5 14 (10.22%) HTTP
6 12 (8.76%) Firewall
7 10 (7.30%) TCP/IP
8 6 (4.38%) Wireless
9 5 (3.65%) VPN
10 4 (2.92%) Internet
10 4 (2.92%) EIGRP
10 4 (2.92%) OSPF
10 4 (2.92%) BGP
10 4 (2.92%) FTP
10 4 (2.92%) VoIP
10 4 (2.92%) SMTP
10 4 (2.92%) SSL
10 4 (2.92%) Cisco ASA
10 4 (2.92%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (8.03%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (2.19%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.19%) MySQL
3 3 (2.19%) RDBMS
4 2 (1.46%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.46%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.73%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.73%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.73%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.73%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.73%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 10 (7.30%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (5.84%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.73%) MSBuild
3 1 (0.73%) MSI
General
1 7 (5.11%) Manufacturing
2 4 (2.92%) Automotive
3 3 (2.19%) Finance
3 3 (2.19%) Banking
4 2 (1.46%) Legal
5 1 (0.73%) Local Government
5 1 (0.73%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 39 (28.47%) Analyst
2 22 (16.06%) Support Analyst
3 18 (13.14%) Desktop Support
4 16 (11.68%) Administrator
5 14 (10.22%) Support Engineer
6 10 (7.30%) Developer
6 10 (7.30%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 10 (7.30%) Desktop Analyst
7 9 (6.57%) Service Desk Analyst
7 9 (6.57%) BizTalk Developer
7 9 (6.57%) Service Analyst
8 8 (5.84%) Architect
9 7 (5.11%) Desktop Engineer
9 7 (5.11%) IT Support
9 7 (5.11%) Consultant
10 6 (4.38%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 5 (3.65%) Desktop Administrator
11 5 (3.65%) Applications Developer
12 4 (2.92%) Network Consultant
12 4 (2.92%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (8.76%) Web Services
2 11 (8.03%) ASP.NET
2 11 (8.03%) .NET
3 10 (7.30%) XML
3 10 (7.30%) WCF
3 10 (7.30%) REST
4 9 (6.57%) MSMQ
5 3 (2.19%) Middleware
6 2 (1.46%) Application Packaging
7 1 (0.73%) Google Maps API
7 1 (0.73%) iOS SDK
7 1 (0.73%) HTML
7 1 (0.73%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.57%) Clustering
2 7 (5.11%) Fat Client
2 7 (5.11%) Thin Client
3 6 (4.38%) Data Centre
4 4 (2.92%) NHS
4 4 (2.92%) Blackberry
5 3 (2.19%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.19%) Replication
6 2 (1.46%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.73%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.73%) Enterprise Cloud
7 1 (0.73%) Streaming Video
7 1 (0.73%) CLARiiON
7 1 (0.73%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 38 (27.74%) Windows 7
2 30 (21.90%) Windows Server 2008
3 25 (18.25%) Windows Server 2012
4 23 (16.79%) Windows XP
5 22 (16.06%) Windows Server 2003
6 14 (10.22%) Windows 8
7 13 (9.49%) UNIX
8 9 (6.57%) Linux
9 8 (5.84%) Android
9 8 (5.84%) Apple iOS
10 6 (4.38%) VMS
11 4 (2.92%) OpenVMS
12 3 (2.19%) BlackBerry OS
12 3 (2.19%) Mac OS
13 2 (1.46%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.73%) Windows Mobile
14 1 (0.73%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.73%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.73%) AIX
14 1 (0.73%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (10.95%) ITIL
2 14 (10.22%) Stakeholder Management
3 13 (9.49%) Migration
4 9 (6.57%) Web Application Development
4 9 (6.57%) Release Management
5 8 (5.84%) OOP
5 8 (5.84%) OO
5 8 (5.84%) SOA
5 8 (5.84%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (5.84%) Infrastructure Management
6 6 (4.38%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (3.65%) Patch Management
7 5 (3.65%) Server Building
7 5 (3.65%) Performance Tuning
7 5 (3.65%) Network Management
8 4 (2.92%) Project Management
8 4 (2.92%) Service Management
8 4 (2.92%) Network Architecture
9 3 (2.19%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (2.19%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 11 (8.03%) SQL
2 10 (7.30%) XQuery
2 10 (7.30%) XPath
3 9 (6.57%) C#
4 4 (2.92%) AWK
5 2 (1.46%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.73%) C++
6 1 (0.73%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.73%) PHP
6 1 (0.73%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 12 (8.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (7.30%) Security Cleared
3 9 (6.57%) ITIL Certification
3 9 (6.57%) MCP
4 5 (3.65%) SC Cleared
4 5 (3.65%) Citrix Certification
5 4 (2.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (2.19%) MCSE
7 2 (1.46%) MCSA
8 1 (0.73%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.73%) PMP
8 1 (0.73%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.73%) CCNA
8 1 (0.73%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.84%) SLA
2 1 (0.73%) QA
System Software
1 50 (36.50%) Active Directory
2 17 (12.41%) Hyper-V
3 14 (10.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (6.57%) VMware ESX
5 6 (4.38%) VMware Workstation
6 5 (3.65%) XenApp
6 5 (3.65%) Terminal Services
7 4 (2.92%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (2.92%) XenDesktop
8 2 (1.46%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.73%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.73%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 18 (13.14%) SCCM
2 5 (3.65%) SCOrch
3 3 (2.19%) WSUS
4 2 (1.46%) OpenView
4 2 (1.46%) SCOM
4 2 (1.46%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.73%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.73%) Salt
5 1 (0.73%) SCVMM
5 1 (0.73%) Puppet
5 1 (0.73%) MOM
5 1 (0.73%) Netcool
5 1 (0.73%) Netcool/OMNIbus
Vendors
1 64 (46.72%) Microsoft
2 35 (25.55%) VMware
3 30 (21.90%) Citrix
4 10 (7.30%) Remedy
5 9 (6.57%) EMC
5 9 (6.57%) Cisco
6 8 (5.84%) HP
7 5 (3.65%) Google
8 4 (2.92%) IBM
8 4 (2.92%) Oracle
9 3 (2.19%) Apple
9 3 (2.19%) NetApp
10 2 (1.46%) BMC
10 2 (1.46%) McAfee
11 1 (0.73%) Facebook
11 1 (0.73%) Twitter
11 1 (0.73%) Vertica
11 1 (0.73%) Computacenter
11 1 (0.73%) WatchGuard
11 1 (0.73%) SolarWinds
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