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 6 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 3 5 8
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +3
Contract jobs citing Windows 55 23 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 15.15% 12.50% 12.75%
As % of the Operating Systems category 58.51% 71.88% 63.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 8 11
Average daily rate
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£215 £188 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.51% -44.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £121 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £361 £371 £353
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £321
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 6
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.13 £12.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £10.40 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.28 £15.90 £17.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -6.45%
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 32 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 25.90% 17.39% 20.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 16 21
Average daily rate £208 £320 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.15% -8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £109 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £464 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 6
Average hourly rate £15.00 £11.25 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -19.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £10.60 £9.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.46 £15.60 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.35 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+9.00% -6.25%

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 6 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
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 6 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 45 £208 +18.57% 11
Wirral - 4 - -
Bootle - 2 - -
Windows
North West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 6 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 74 (48.37%) Microsoft
2 52 (33.99%) Active Directory
3 42 (27.45%) VMware
3 42 (27.45%) Windows 7
4 38 (24.84%) Citrix
5 36 (23.53%) Windows Server 2008
6 31 (20.26%) DNS
7 30 (19.61%) MS Office
8 28 (18.30%) DHCP
9 27 (17.65%) Windows Server 2012
10 26 (16.99%) Windows Server 2003
11 25 (16.34%) IIS
12 22 (14.38%) ITIL
12 22 (14.38%) MS Excel
13 21 (13.73%) Hyper-V
13 21 (13.73%) Microsoft Azure
14 20 (13.07%) Windows XP
15 19 (12.42%) VMware Infrastructure
16 18 (11.76%) SCCM
16 18 (11.76%) Migration
16 18 (11.76%) WAN
17 17 (11.11%) LAN
18 16 (10.46%) HTTP
18 16 (10.46%) SQL
18 16 (10.46%) SAN
19 15 (9.80%) Microsoft Certification
19 15 (9.80%) Web Services
19 15 (9.80%) Firewall
19 15 (9.80%) Amazon AWS
20 14 (9.15%) Windows 8

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 6 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 25 (16.34%) IIS
2 12 (7.84%) SharePoint
2 12 (7.84%) MS Exchange
3 11 (7.19%) BizTalk Server
4 9 (5.88%) MQSeries
5 5 (3.27%) Exchange Server 2003
5 5 (3.27%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (3.27%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (1.96%) Office Communications Server
6 3 (1.96%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (1.31%) Lync
8 1 (0.65%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.65%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.65%) SAS
8 1 (0.65%) CICS
Applications
1 30 (19.61%) MS Office
2 22 (14.38%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.65%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.65%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.65%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 21 (13.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (9.80%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (2.61%) Google Apps
3 4 (2.61%) Office 365
4 2 (1.31%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.65%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.65%) IaaS
5 1 (0.65%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.65%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.65%) SaaS
5 1 (0.65%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (0.65%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 31 (20.26%) DNS
2 28 (18.30%) DHCP
3 18 (11.76%) WAN
4 17 (11.11%) LAN
5 16 (10.46%) HTTP
5 16 (10.46%) SAN
6 15 (9.80%) Firewall
7 9 (5.88%) TCP/IP
8 6 (3.92%) FTP
8 6 (3.92%) SMTP
8 6 (3.92%) SSL
8 6 (3.92%) Wireless
9 5 (3.27%) Internet
9 5 (3.27%) VPN
10 4 (2.61%) OSPF
10 4 (2.61%) BGP
10 4 (2.61%) EIGRP
10 4 (2.61%) IPsec
10 4 (2.61%) VLAN
10 4 (2.61%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (8.50%) SQL Server
2 10 (6.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (2.61%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (2.61%) Relational Database
4 3 (1.96%) MongoDB
4 3 (1.96%) RDBMS
4 3 (1.96%) MySQL
4 3 (1.96%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.65%) DB2
5 1 (0.65%) Adabas
5 1 (0.65%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.65%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.65%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 10 (6.54%) Visual Studio
1 10 (6.54%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.65%) MSBuild
2 1 (0.65%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (0.65%) MSI
2 1 (0.65%) TeamCity
2 1 (0.65%) Git (software)
General
1 5 (3.27%) Finance
1 5 (3.27%) Banking
2 4 (2.61%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.31%) Publishing
3 2 (1.31%) Back Office
3 2 (1.31%) Legal
4 1 (0.65%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.65%) Automotive
4 1 (0.65%) Multimedia
4 1 (0.65%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 37 (24.18%) Analyst
2 23 (15.03%) Support Analyst
3 21 (13.73%) Administrator
4 19 (12.42%) Desktop Support
5 13 (8.50%) Developer
6 11 (7.19%) Support Engineer
7 10 (6.54%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 10 (6.54%) Desktop Analyst
8 9 (5.88%) Architect
8 9 (5.88%) BizTalk Developer
9 8 (5.23%) Consultant
10 7 (4.58%) Service Analyst
10 7 (4.58%) Service Desk Analyst
10 7 (4.58%) Desktop Engineer
10 7 (4.58%) Desktop Administrator
11 6 (3.92%) IT Support
11 6 (3.92%) Citrix Administrator
12 5 (3.27%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 5 (3.27%) Applications Developer
12 5 (3.27%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (9.80%) Web Services
2 14 (9.15%) .NET
3 13 (8.50%) ASP.NET
4 11 (7.19%) XML
5 10 (6.54%) WCF
5 10 (6.54%) REST
6 9 (5.88%) MSMQ
7 3 (1.96%) Middleware
7 3 (1.96%) Application Packaging
8 1 (0.65%) HTML
8 1 (0.65%) ISPF
8 1 (0.65%) XSLT
8 1 (0.65%) CSS
8 1 (0.65%) ADO.NET
8 1 (0.65%) KnockoutJS
8 1 (0.65%) AngularJS
8 1 (0.65%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (0.65%) Google Maps API
8 1 (0.65%) RESTful
8 1 (0.65%) iOS SDK
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.50%) Clustering
2 9 (5.88%) Fat Client
2 9 (5.88%) Data Centre
2 9 (5.88%) Thin Client
3 6 (3.92%) NHS
4 5 (3.27%) Blackberry
5 4 (2.61%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (1.96%) Replication
7 2 (1.31%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.65%) CLARiiON
8 1 (0.65%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.65%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.65%) Streaming Video
8 1 (0.65%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 42 (27.45%) Windows 7
2 36 (23.53%) Windows Server 2008
3 27 (17.65%) Windows Server 2012
4 26 (16.99%) Windows Server 2003
5 20 (13.07%) Windows XP
6 14 (9.15%) Windows 8
7 10 (6.54%) UNIX
8 9 (5.88%) Linux
9 8 (5.23%) Apple iOS
9 8 (5.23%) Android
10 4 (2.61%) VMS
10 4 (2.61%) OpenVMS
11 3 (1.96%) Mac OS
11 3 (1.96%) BlackBerry OS
12 2 (1.31%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.65%) AIX
13 1 (0.65%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.65%) OS/390
13 1 (0.65%) zOS
13 1 (0.65%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (14.38%) ITIL
2 18 (11.76%) Migration
3 14 (9.15%) Stakeholder Management
4 11 (7.19%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (5.88%) OO
5 9 (5.88%) Release Management
5 9 (5.88%) Web Application Development
5 9 (5.88%) Performance Tuning
6 8 (5.23%) Infrastructure Management
6 8 (5.23%) Server Building
6 8 (5.23%) OOP
6 8 (5.23%) SOA
7 7 (4.58%) Disaster Recovery
7 7 (4.58%) Patch Management
8 5 (3.27%) Network Management
9 4 (2.61%) Project Management
9 4 (2.61%) Service Management
9 4 (2.61%) Network Architecture
10 3 (1.96%) ERP
10 3 (1.96%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 16 (10.46%) SQL
2 11 (7.19%) C#
3 10 (6.54%) XQuery
3 10 (6.54%) XPath
4 4 (2.61%) AWK
5 3 (1.96%) PowerShell
6 2 (1.31%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.65%) PHP
7 1 (0.65%) C++
7 1 (0.65%) Assembly Language
7 1 (0.65%) NATURAL
7 1 (0.65%) JCL
7 1 (0.65%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 15 (9.80%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (8.50%) ITIL Certification
2 13 (8.50%) MCP
3 9 (5.88%) Security Cleared
4 7 (4.58%) Citrix Certification
5 6 (3.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (2.61%) SC Cleared
7 2 (1.31%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.31%) MCSE
7 2 (1.31%) MCSA
7 2 (1.31%) CCNA
8 1 (0.65%) PMP
8 1 (0.65%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.65%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.92%) SLA
2 2 (1.31%) QA
System Software
1 52 (33.99%) Active Directory
2 21 (13.73%) Hyper-V
3 19 (12.42%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (8.50%) XenApp
5 12 (7.84%) VMware ESX
6 8 (5.23%) VMware Workstation
7 7 (4.58%) Microsoft App-V
7 7 (4.58%) Terminal Services
7 7 (4.58%) XenDesktop
7 7 (4.58%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (1.96%) vSphere
8 3 (1.96%) Xen
9 2 (1.31%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.65%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 18 (11.76%) SCCM
2 5 (3.27%) SCOrch
3 2 (1.31%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 2 (1.31%) WSUS
4 1 (0.65%) Salt
4 1 (0.65%) SCOM
4 1 (0.65%) SCVMM
4 1 (0.65%) Puppet
4 1 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.65%) OpenView
4 1 (0.65%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.65%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.65%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 74 (48.37%) Microsoft
2 42 (27.45%) VMware
3 38 (24.84%) Citrix
4 9 (5.88%) Cisco
5 8 (5.23%) HP
5 8 (5.23%) EMC
6 6 (3.92%) Remedy
7 5 (3.27%) Oracle
7 5 (3.27%) Google
8 4 (2.61%) Symantec
8 4 (2.61%) Apple
9 3 (1.96%) NetApp
10 2 (1.31%) BMC
10 2 (1.31%) McAfee
10 2 (1.31%) IBM
10 2 (1.31%) AppSense
11 1 (0.65%) Computacenter
11 1 (0.65%) PlateSpin
11 1 (0.65%) WatchGuard
11 1 (0.65%) SolarWinds
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