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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 2 3 8
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +5
Contract jobs citing Windows 74 33 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 17.92% 15.28% 11.16%
As % of the Operating Systems category 63.79% 73.33% 65.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 16 11
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -40.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £140 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £381 £344 £353
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 7
Average hourly rate £16.00 £11.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.13% -11.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £10.40 £9.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £87.60 £15.90 £17.00
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
116 45 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 28.09% 20.83% 17.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 24 18
Average daily rate £175 £200 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -42.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £132 £144 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £447 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £311 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.54% -4.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 7
Average hourly rate £14.50 £11.75 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.40% -9.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.10 £11.00 £9.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £111.30 £15.00 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.40%

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 30 July 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
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 30 July 2015.

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 30 July 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 55 £163 -18.75% 17
Bootle +1 5 - -
Wirral - 2 - -
St Helens +1 1 - - 1
Windows
North West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 76 (48.72%) Microsoft
2 57 (36.54%) Active Directory
3 48 (30.77%) VMware
4 47 (30.13%) Windows 7
5 44 (28.21%) Citrix
6 40 (25.64%) Windows Server 2008
7 34 (21.79%) DNS
7 34 (21.79%) MS Office
8 30 (19.23%) DHCP
9 29 (18.59%) Windows Server 2003
10 24 (15.38%) Migration
11 23 (14.74%) ITIL
11 23 (14.74%) MS Excel
12 21 (13.46%) SCCM
12 21 (13.46%) Hyper-V
12 21 (13.46%) Windows Server 2012
13 20 (12.82%) SQL
14 19 (12.18%) VMware Infrastructure
15 18 (11.54%) Windows XP
15 18 (11.54%) MS Exchange
15 18 (11.54%) Firewall
16 17 (10.90%) WAN
16 17 (10.90%) Clustering
16 17 (10.90%) Windows 8
17 16 (10.26%) Microsoft Azure
17 16 (10.26%) LAN
17 16 (10.26%) Microsoft Certification
18 15 (9.62%) IIS
18 15 (9.62%) XenApp
19 14 (8.97%) Amazon AWS

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 18 (11.54%) MS Exchange
2 15 (9.62%) IIS
3 9 (5.77%) Exchange Server 2003
3 9 (5.77%) Exchange Server 2007
4 8 (5.13%) SharePoint
4 8 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (3.21%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (1.92%) Office Communications Server
6 3 (1.92%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (1.28%) Lync
8 1 (0.64%) SAS
8 1 (0.64%) CICS
8 1 (0.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.64%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.64%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.64%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.64%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 34 (21.79%) MS Office
2 23 (14.74%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.64%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.64%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 16 (10.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (8.97%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (4.49%) Google Apps
3 7 (4.49%) Office 365
4 2 (1.28%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.64%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.64%) IaaS
5 1 (0.64%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.64%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.64%) SaaS
5 1 (0.64%) Heroku
5 1 (0.64%) Engine Yard
5 1 (0.64%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (0.64%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 34 (21.79%) DNS
2 30 (19.23%) DHCP
3 18 (11.54%) Firewall
4 17 (10.90%) WAN
5 16 (10.26%) LAN
6 13 (8.33%) SAN
7 7 (4.49%) TCP/IP
8 6 (3.85%) FTP
8 6 (3.85%) HTTP
8 6 (3.85%) SMTP
8 6 (3.85%) SSL
8 6 (3.85%) Wireless
9 5 (3.21%) VLAN
9 5 (3.21%) VPN
10 4 (2.56%) VoIP
10 4 (2.56%) Internet
10 4 (2.56%) OSPF
10 4 (2.56%) BGP
10 4 (2.56%) EIGRP
10 4 (2.56%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.85%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.21%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (1.92%) MongoDB
3 3 (1.92%) MySQL
3 3 (1.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.28%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (1.28%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.28%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.64%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (0.64%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.64%) DB2
5 1 (0.64%) MS Access
5 1 (0.64%) Adabas
5 1 (0.64%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 2 (1.28%) Subversion
1 2 (1.28%) Visual Studio
1 2 (1.28%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (0.64%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (0.64%) MSI
2 1 (0.64%) TeamCity
2 1 (0.64%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.64%) MSBuild
2 1 (0.64%) Jenkins
General
1 7 (4.49%) Finance
2 6 (3.85%) Banking
3 2 (1.28%) Back Office
3 2 (1.28%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.28%) Publishing
4 1 (0.64%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.64%) Legal
4 1 (0.64%) Retail
4 1 (0.64%) Multimedia
4 1 (0.64%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 39 (25.00%) Analyst
2 24 (15.38%) Administrator
3 23 (14.74%) Support Analyst
4 18 (11.54%) Desktop Support
5 15 (9.62%) Support Engineer
6 10 (6.41%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 10 (6.41%) Desktop Analyst
7 8 (5.13%) Service Desk Analyst
7 8 (5.13%) Service Analyst
7 8 (5.13%) Architect
7 8 (5.13%) Consultant
7 8 (5.13%) Citrix Administrator
8 7 (4.49%) Desktop Administrator
8 7 (4.49%) 2nd Line Support
9 6 (3.85%) Applications Support
10 5 (3.21%) Developer
10 5 (3.21%) Data Analyst
10 5 (3.21%) Desktop Engineer
10 5 (3.21%) IT Support
10 5 (3.21%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.49%) .NET
2 6 (3.85%) Web Services
3 5 (3.21%) ASP.NET
4 4 (2.56%) 802.1X
5 2 (1.28%) Application Packaging
6 1 (0.64%) WPF
6 1 (0.64%) Google Maps API
6 1 (0.64%) RESTful
6 1 (0.64%) iOS SDK
6 1 (0.64%) KnockoutJS
6 1 (0.64%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.64%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (0.64%) CSS
6 1 (0.64%) ADO.NET
6 1 (0.64%) XML
6 1 (0.64%) XSLT
6 1 (0.64%) Middleware
6 1 (0.64%) ISPF
6 1 (0.64%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.64%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (10.90%) Clustering
2 9 (5.77%) Fat Client
2 9 (5.77%) Thin Client
3 8 (5.13%) Blackberry
4 7 (4.49%) Data Centre
5 6 (3.85%) NHS
6 5 (3.21%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (1.92%) Replication
8 2 (1.28%) iPhone
8 2 (1.28%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.28%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.64%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.64%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.64%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.64%) Device Driver
9 1 (0.64%) Streaming Video
9 1 (0.64%) User Experience
9 1 (0.64%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 47 (30.13%) Windows 7
2 40 (25.64%) Windows Server 2008
3 29 (18.59%) Windows Server 2003
4 21 (13.46%) Windows Server 2012
5 18 (11.54%) Windows XP
6 17 (10.90%) Windows 8
7 13 (8.33%) Linux
8 11 (7.05%) Android
8 11 (7.05%) Apple iOS
9 6 (3.85%) Mac OS
10 4 (2.56%) BlackBerry OS
10 4 (2.56%) UNIX
11 3 (1.92%) Windows Mobile
11 3 (1.92%) VMS
11 3 (1.92%) OpenVMS
12 2 (1.28%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.64%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.64%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.64%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.64%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (15.38%) Migration
2 23 (14.74%) ITIL
3 11 (7.05%) Disaster Recovery
4 10 (6.41%) Performance Tuning
5 8 (5.13%) Infrastructure Management
5 8 (5.13%) Server Building
5 8 (5.13%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (4.49%) Data Analysis
6 7 (4.49%) Patch Management
7 6 (3.85%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (3.21%) Service Management
8 5 (3.21%) Network Management
9 4 (2.56%) Project Management
9 4 (2.56%) Network Architecture
10 3 (1.92%) ITSM
10 3 (1.92%) High Availability
11 2 (1.28%) Continuous Improvement
11 2 (1.28%) Service Desk Management
11 2 (1.28%) Security Patching
11 2 (1.28%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 20 (12.82%) SQL
2 5 (3.21%) C#
3 4 (2.56%) PowerShell
4 2 (1.28%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.64%) PHP
5 1 (0.64%) C++
5 1 (0.64%) VBScript
5 1 (0.64%) VB
5 1 (0.64%) Embedded C++
5 1 (0.64%) Assembly Language
5 1 (0.64%) NATURAL
5 1 (0.64%) JCL
5 1 (0.64%) AWK
Qualifications
1 16 (10.26%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
2 13 (8.33%) MCP
3 9 (5.77%) Security Cleared
4 7 (4.49%) Citrix Certification
5 6 (3.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 5 (3.21%) SC Cleared
7 3 (1.92%) CTC Cleared
8 2 (1.28%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.28%) MCSE
8 2 (1.28%) MCSA
8 2 (1.28%) CCNA
9 1 (0.64%) PMP
9 1 (0.64%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.21%) SLA
2 2 (1.28%) QA
System Software
1 57 (36.54%) Active Directory
2 21 (13.46%) Hyper-V
3 19 (12.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (9.62%) XenApp
5 12 (7.69%) VMware ESX
6 11 (7.05%) XenDesktop
7 8 (5.13%) VMware Workstation
8 7 (4.49%) Microsoft App-V
8 7 (4.49%) Terminal Services
8 7 (4.49%) VMware ESXi
9 6 (3.85%) vSphere
10 3 (1.92%) Xen
11 2 (1.28%) Firmware
11 2 (1.28%) DFS Replication
12 1 (0.64%) Job Entry Subsystem
Systems Management
1 21 (13.46%) SCCM
2 3 (1.92%) Norton AntiVirus
2 3 (1.92%) NetBackup
2 3 (1.92%) Backup Exec
3 2 (1.28%) SCOM
3 2 (1.28%) SCVMM
3 2 (1.28%) Puppet
3 2 (1.28%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.28%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 2 (1.28%) SCSM
4 1 (0.64%) Salt
4 1 (0.64%) SCOrch
4 1 (0.64%) WSUS
Vendors
1 76 (48.72%) Microsoft
2 48 (30.77%) VMware
3 44 (28.21%) Citrix
4 10 (6.41%) Cisco
5 8 (5.13%) Google
6 6 (3.85%) HP
6 6 (3.85%) Symantec
7 5 (3.21%) Apple
8 4 (2.56%) EMC
9 3 (1.92%) Oracle
9 3 (1.92%) Veritas
9 3 (1.92%) Sophos
9 3 (1.92%) Acronis
10 2 (1.28%) WatchGuard
10 2 (1.28%) AppSense
10 2 (1.28%) Remedy
10 2 (1.28%) McAfee
10 2 (1.28%) NetApp
11 1 (0.64%) Avaya
11 1 (0.64%) BMC
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