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 22 February 2017 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows
North West / Merseyside
Rank 5 6 1
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -5
Contract jobs citing Windows 43 45 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 13.87% 14.06% 21.92%
As % of the Operating Systems category 58.11% 67.16% 66.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 20 24
Median daily rate £350 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £182 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £401 £450 £411
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 11
Median hourly rate £16.00 £13.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% +3.84%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-6.45% +6.89%

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
74 67 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 23.87% 20.94% 32.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 29 39
Median daily rate £350 £413 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.15% +26.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £194 £185 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £463 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £353 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.54% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 11
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +26.92%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +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 22 February 2017.

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 22 February 2017. 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 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 0 32 £350 -12.50% 10
Wirral +5 9 £320 -28.88% 1
Windows
North West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, 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 32 (36.36%) Windows Server
2 28 (31.82%) SQL Server
3 26 (29.55%) Microsoft
4 24 (27.27%) Linux
5 21 (23.86%) VMware
5 21 (23.86%) Windows Server 2012
6 20 (22.73%) Active Directory
7 19 (21.59%) Firewall
8 17 (19.32%) SQL
9 16 (18.18%) Unix
10 14 (15.91%) Windows Server 2008
11 13 (14.77%) SC Cleared
11 13 (14.77%) Security Cleared
11 13 (14.77%) MS Exchange
12 12 (13.64%) SOA
12 12 (13.64%) LAN
12 12 (13.64%) ITIL
12 12 (13.64%) WAN
12 12 (13.64%) PowerShell
12 12 (13.64%) SQL Server 2014
13 11 (12.50%) Data Centre
13 11 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 11 (12.50%) NAS
13 11 (12.50%) Windows 7
13 11 (12.50%) NetApp
13 11 (12.50%) Red Hat
13 11 (12.50%) C#
13 11 (12.50%) Oracle
13 11 (12.50%) MS Office
13 11 (12.50%) XML

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 13 (14.77%) MS Exchange
2 8 (9.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 6 (6.82%) SharePoint
4 5 (5.68%) IIS
5 4 (4.55%) Apache
5 4 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (2.27%) Drupal
7 1 (1.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (1.14%) Confluence
7 1 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.14%) Jetty
7 1 (1.14%) Mongrel
7 1 (1.14%) nginx
7 1 (1.14%) Tomcat
7 1 (1.14%) WebSphere
Applications
1 11 (12.50%) MS Office
2 8 (9.09%) MS Excel
3 3 (3.41%) InfoPath
3 3 (3.41%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (9.09%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (3.41%) SAP BPC
3 2 (2.27%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (4.55%) Office 365
2 3 (3.41%) Google Analytics
3 2 (2.27%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.14%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.14%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.14%) G Suite
4 1 (1.14%) Google App Engine
4 1 (1.14%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 19 (21.59%) Firewall
2 12 (13.64%) LAN
2 12 (13.64%) WAN
3 11 (12.50%) NAS
4 8 (9.09%) TCP/IP
4 8 (9.09%) VoIP
4 8 (9.09%) VPN
5 7 (7.95%) Internet
6 5 (5.68%) SAN
7 4 (4.55%) Intranet
8 3 (3.41%) DHCP
8 3 (3.41%) DNS
8 3 (3.41%) Extranet
8 3 (3.41%) Intrusion Detection
8 3 (3.41%) Wireless
9 2 (2.27%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (1.14%) FTP
10 1 (1.14%) HTTP
10 1 (1.14%) IPsec
10 1 (1.14%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (31.82%) SQL Server
2 12 (13.64%) SQL Server 2014
3 9 (10.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (6.82%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (6.82%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (5.68%) Oracle Database
5 5 (5.68%) Redis
6 4 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (3.41%) Informix
7 3 (3.41%) MySQL
7 3 (3.41%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (3.41%) Oracle Database 12c
7 3 (3.41%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (1.14%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (1.14%) SQL Server 2016
8 1 (1.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (4.55%) Visual Studio
1 4 (4.55%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
2 2 (2.27%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.27%) Selenium
3 1 (1.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (1.14%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.14%) JIRA
3 1 (1.14%) Travis CI
General
1 9 (10.23%) Finance
2 3 (3.41%) Marketing
3 1 (1.14%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.14%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 19 (21.59%) Analyst
2 12 (13.64%) DBA
3 9 (10.23%) Applications Support
3 9 (10.23%) Developer
4 8 (9.09%) Support Analyst
5 7 (7.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (6.82%) Administrator
6 6 (6.82%) Windows Engineer
7 5 (5.68%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 5 (5.68%) 2nd Line Support
7 5 (5.68%) Applications Support Analyst
7 5 (5.68%) Cybersecurity Analyst
7 5 (5.68%) Linux Engineer
7 5 (5.68%) Security Analyst
7 5 (5.68%) Senior Analyst
7 5 (5.68%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
7 5 (5.68%) Senior Security Analyst
7 5 (5.68%) Technical Support
8 4 (4.55%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
8 4 (4.55%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (12.50%) XML
2 8 (9.09%) Elastic Stack
2 8 (9.09%) Middleware
2 8 (9.09%) Oracle Fusion
3 6 (6.82%) XSLT
4 5 (5.68%) .NET
5 4 (4.55%) ASP.NET
5 4 (4.55%) jQuery
5 4 (4.55%) RESTful
5 4 (4.55%) Web Services
5 4 (4.55%) WF
6 3 (3.41%) ODBC
7 2 (2.27%) Behat
8 1 (1.14%) J2EE
8 1 (1.14%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 5 (5.68%) Cyber Attack
3 4 (4.55%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.41%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.41%) User Experience
5 1 (1.14%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.14%) iPhone
5 1 (1.14%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.14%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.14%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 32 (36.36%) Windows Server
2 24 (27.27%) Linux
3 21 (23.86%) Windows Server 2012
4 16 (18.18%) Unix
5 14 (15.91%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 11 (12.50%) Windows 7
7 7 (7.95%) Windows 10
8 6 (6.82%) SUSE
9 4 (4.55%) Solaris
10 3 (3.41%) Android
10 3 (3.41%) Data ONTAP
10 3 (3.41%) Windows 8
10 3 (3.41%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (2.27%) Apple iOS
12 1 (1.14%) AIX
12 1 (1.14%) Mac OS
12 1 (1.14%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (1.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (13.64%) ITIL
1 12 (13.64%) SOA
2 8 (9.09%) Cybersecurity
3 7 (7.95%) Network Monitoring
3 7 (7.95%) Patch Management
3 7 (7.95%) Performance Management
3 7 (7.95%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 7 (7.95%) Vulnerability Management
4 6 (6.82%) ITIL V3
4 6 (6.82%) Open Source
4 6 (6.82%) Release Management
5 5 (5.68%) Case Management
5 5 (5.68%) SIEM
6 4 (4.55%) CRM
6 4 (4.55%) Data Centre Operations
6 4 (4.55%) Investment Management
6 4 (4.55%) Practice Management
6 4 (4.55%) Server Building
6 4 (4.55%) Statistics
6 4 (4.55%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 17 (19.32%) SQL
2 12 (13.64%) PowerShell
3 11 (12.50%) C#
4 6 (6.82%) VBScript
5 4 (4.55%) Python
6 3 (3.41%) Java
7 2 (2.27%) PHP
Qualifications
1 13 (14.77%) SC Cleared
1 13 (14.77%) Security Cleared
2 8 (9.09%) CISSP
2 8 (9.09%) SANS
2 8 (9.09%) SSCP
3 1 (1.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (1.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.27%) QA
2 1 (1.14%) GxP
2 1 (1.14%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (22.73%) Active Directory
2 9 (10.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (5.68%) XenApp
4 3 (3.41%) vSphere
5 1 (1.14%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (1.14%) Firmware
5 1 (1.14%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.14%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (1.14%) Xen
Systems Management
1 8 (9.09%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 7 (7.95%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
2 7 (7.95%) QRadar
3 6 (6.82%) SCCM
4 5 (5.68%) Kibana
4 5 (5.68%) logstash
5 3 (3.41%) RSA enVision
6 2 (2.27%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (1.14%) Ansible
7 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (1.14%) Nagios
7 1 (1.14%) Puppet
Vendors
1 26 (29.55%) Microsoft
2 21 (23.86%) VMware
3 11 (12.50%) NetApp
3 11 (12.50%) Oracle
3 11 (12.50%) Red Hat
4 9 (10.23%) Apple
4 9 (10.23%) Citrix
5 8 (9.09%) Google
5 8 (9.09%) Splunk
6 7 (7.95%) IBM
6 7 (7.95%) LogRhythm
7 6 (6.82%) Sun
8 4 (4.55%) F5
8 4 (4.55%) HP
9 3 (3.41%) Cisco
9 3 (3.41%) IDERA
9 3 (3.41%) Nintex
9 3 (3.41%) SAP
10 1 (1.14%) iManage
10 1 (1.14%) Remedy
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