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 29 May 2016 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 9 2 3
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows 46 65 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 13.29% 17.47% 15.71%
As % of the Operating Systems category 65.71% 68.42% 88.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 32 10
Median daily rate £325 £220 £163
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.72% +35.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £150 £109
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £325 £336
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 9 7
Median hourly rate £12.49 £13.75 £12.49
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.16% +10.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.95 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.34 £15.35 £16.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- +3.33%
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
70 95 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 20.23% 25.54% 17.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 42 14
Median daily rate £350 £215 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+62.79% -14.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £135 £104
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £350 £474
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £345 £313
% change year-on-year
+5.79% +10.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 9 7
Median hourly rate £12.49 £14.00 £12.49
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.78% +12.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.34 £17.08 £18.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.22%

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 29 May 2016.

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 29 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -10 26 £325 +47.72% 14
Wirral +5 5 £293 -
Birkenhead - 4 £500 - 2
Southport - 2 £338 - 1
Windows
North West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 29 May 2016, 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 33 (36.67%) Active Directory
2 31 (34.44%) Windows Server
3 29 (32.22%) Microsoft
4 24 (26.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 21 (23.33%) Linux
6 19 (21.11%) Windows Server 2003
6 19 (21.11%) Windows Server 2008
7 16 (17.78%) PowerShell
7 16 (17.78%) Migration
7 16 (17.78%) IIS
7 16 (17.78%) Citrix
8 15 (16.67%) SQL
8 15 (16.67%) SAN
8 15 (16.67%) JIRA
9 14 (15.56%) Finance
9 14 (15.56%) ITIL
10 13 (14.44%) Java
11 11 (12.22%) MySQL
11 11 (12.22%) HP
11 11 (12.22%) DNS
11 11 (12.22%) Banking
11 11 (12.22%) Infrastructure Management
11 11 (12.22%) Hyper-V
11 11 (12.22%) Puppet
11 11 (12.22%) Data Centre
12 10 (11.11%) IaaS
12 10 (11.11%) WAN
12 10 (11.11%) SQL Server
12 10 (11.11%) Project Management
13 9 (10.00%) Windows XP

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 16 (17.78%) IIS
2 8 (8.89%) Apache
2 8 (8.89%) SharePoint
3 7 (7.78%) MS Exchange
4 6 (6.67%) Confluence
4 6 (6.67%) Tomcat
5 4 (4.44%) Apache Pig
5 4 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (4.44%) JBoss
5 4 (4.44%) SAS
6 3 (3.33%) Apache Spark
6 3 (3.33%) WebLogic
7 2 (2.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (2.22%) Oracle Service Bus
8 1 (1.11%) CMS
8 1 (1.11%) OpenStack
Applications
1 7 (7.78%) MS Excel
2 6 (6.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.11%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (1.11%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 10 (11.11%) IaaS
2 7 (7.78%) PaaS
3 4 (4.44%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (3.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 3 (3.33%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (3.33%) Amazon EMR
4 3 (3.33%) Amazon Kinesis
4 3 (3.33%) Amazon S3
4 3 (3.33%) AWS CloudFormation
4 3 (3.33%) AWS CloudTrail
4 3 (3.33%) AWS Lambda
4 3 (3.33%) GitHub
4 3 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (3.33%) Route 53
5 2 (2.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (1.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (16.67%) SAN
2 11 (12.22%) DNS
3 10 (11.11%) WAN
4 8 (8.89%) Internet
4 8 (8.89%) Remote Desktop
5 7 (7.78%) TCP/IP
6 6 (6.67%) DHCP
7 5 (5.56%) Intranet
8 4 (4.44%) SSL
9 3 (3.33%) Firewall
9 3 (3.33%) LAN
9 3 (3.33%) NAS
9 3 (3.33%) OpenVPN
9 3 (3.33%) VPN
9 3 (3.33%) Wireless
10 2 (2.22%) HTTP
10 2 (2.22%) SMTP
11 1 (1.11%) FTP
11 1 (1.11%) SNMP
11 1 (1.11%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (12.22%) MySQL
2 10 (11.11%) SQL Server
3 7 (7.78%) Apache Hive
3 7 (7.78%) Hadoop
4 4 (4.44%) Amazon RDS
4 4 (4.44%) Big Data
5 3 (3.33%) Apache Cassandra
5 3 (3.33%) DataStax
5 3 (3.33%) MS Access
5 3 (3.33%) Oracle ODI
5 3 (3.33%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (3.33%) Relational Database
5 3 (3.33%) SAS Enterprise Miner
5 3 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (2.22%) Data Mining
6 2 (2.22%) MongoDB
6 2 (2.22%) NoSQL
6 2 (2.22%) Oracle Database
6 2 (2.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (2.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 15 (16.67%) JIRA
2 8 (8.89%) Jenkins
3 7 (7.78%) Subversion
4 4 (4.44%) Bugzilla
4 4 (4.44%) Git (software)
4 4 (4.44%) Hudson
5 3 (3.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (3.33%) GitLab
6 1 (1.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (1.11%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 14 (15.56%) Finance
2 11 (12.22%) Banking
3 3 (3.33%) Retail
4 2 (2.22%) Local Government
5 1 (1.11%) Back Office
5 1 (1.11%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.11%) Law
5 1 (1.11%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 15 (16.67%) Analyst
2 10 (11.11%) Architect
3 9 (10.00%) Consultant
3 9 (10.00%) Windows Engineer
4 8 (8.89%) Support Engineer
5 7 (7.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (7.78%) Server Engineer
6 6 (6.67%) Developer
6 6 (6.67%) Security Consultant
6 6 (6.67%) Service Analyst
6 6 (6.67%) Service Desk Analyst
7 5 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support
7 5 (5.56%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (5.56%) Windows Server Engineer
8 4 (4.44%) Big Data Developer
8 4 (4.44%) Information Security Consultant
8 4 (4.44%) Migration Engineer
8 4 (4.44%) Project Engineer
8 4 (4.44%) Web Engineer
8 4 (4.44%) Web Hosting Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.89%) .NET
1 8 (8.89%) .NET Framework
2 6 (6.67%) Hibernate
2 6 (6.67%) LAMP
2 6 (6.67%) Spring
3 4 (4.44%) HTML
3 4 (4.44%) HTML5
3 4 (4.44%) JSP
3 4 (4.44%) Struts
4 3 (3.33%) SAML
5 2 (2.22%) Autofac
5 2 (2.22%) jQuery
5 2 (2.22%) JSON
5 2 (2.22%) Oracle Fusion
5 2 (2.22%) REST
5 2 (2.22%) SOAP
5 2 (2.22%) Web Services
5 2 (2.22%) XML
5 2 (2.22%) XSD
6 1 (1.11%) WAMP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.22%) Data Centre
2 6 (6.67%) PMI
3 5 (5.56%) Clustering
3 5 (5.56%) Computer Science
3 5 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (5.56%) NHS
4 4 (4.44%) Driving Licence
4 4 (4.44%) FMCG
5 3 (3.33%) Blackberry
5 3 (3.33%) EPoS
5 3 (3.33%) iPad
5 3 (3.33%) Wiki
6 2 (2.22%) HACMP
6 2 (2.22%) Handset
6 2 (2.22%) IBM XIV
6 2 (2.22%) LPAR
6 2 (2.22%) Visualisation
7 1 (1.11%) Data Integration
7 1 (1.11%) FlexPod
7 1 (1.11%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 31 (34.44%) Windows Server
2 24 (26.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 21 (23.33%) Linux
4 19 (21.11%) Windows Server 2003
4 19 (21.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (10.00%) Windows XP
6 8 (8.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (7.78%) Unix
7 7 (7.78%) Windows 7
8 4 (4.44%) Android
8 4 (4.44%) Apple iOS
9 3 (3.33%) Windows 10
10 2 (2.22%) AIX
10 2 (2.22%) Solaris
10 2 (2.22%) Windows Vista
11 1 (1.11%) HPUX
11 1 (1.11%) Ubuntu
11 1 (1.11%) Windows 2000
11 1 (1.11%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (1.11%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (17.78%) Migration
2 14 (15.56%) ITIL
3 11 (12.22%) Infrastructure Management
4 10 (11.11%) Project Management
5 7 (7.78%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (7.78%) Converged Infrastructure
5 7 (7.78%) Disaster Recovery
5 7 (7.78%) Information Security
5 7 (7.78%) MapReduce
6 6 (6.67%) Capacity Management
6 6 (6.67%) PRINCE2
6 6 (6.67%) Security Management
7 5 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (4.44%) Mobile Device Management
8 4 (4.44%) Penetration Testing
8 4 (4.44%) RAD
8 4 (4.44%) Risk Management
8 4 (4.44%) Time Management
8 4 (4.44%) Vulnerability Management
9 3 (3.33%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 16 (17.78%) PowerShell
2 15 (16.67%) SQL
3 13 (14.44%) Java
4 8 (8.89%) PHP
5 5 (5.56%) Shell Script
6 4 (4.44%) C#
6 4 (4.44%) JavaScript
6 4 (4.44%) Python
7 3 (3.33%) Ruby
7 3 (3.33%) Scala
8 2 (2.22%) Bash Shell
8 2 (2.22%) C++
9 1 (1.11%) C
9 1 (1.11%) Korn
9 1 (1.11%) Perl
9 1 (1.11%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.11%) VB
9 1 (1.11%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.11%) VB6
9 1 (1.11%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (8.89%) Degree
2 7 (7.78%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (6.67%) CISSP
3 6 (6.67%) PMI Certification
4 4 (4.44%) CISM
4 4 (4.44%) MCITP
4 4 (4.44%) MCTS
4 4 (4.44%) RHCE
5 2 (2.22%) MCDST
6 1 (1.11%) CFCE
6 1 (1.11%) EnCE
6 1 (1.11%) GCFA
6 1 (1.11%) GCFE
6 1 (1.11%) GIAC
6 1 (1.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 33 (36.67%) Active Directory
2 11 (12.22%) Hyper-V
3 9 (10.00%) Microsoft App-V
4 8 (8.89%) XenApp
5 4 (4.44%) HDFS
5 4 (4.44%) UAG
6 3 (3.33%) Squid
6 3 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (2.22%) PowerHA
7 2 (2.22%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (1.11%) DFS Replication
8 1 (1.11%) Dovecot
8 1 (1.11%) Firmware
8 1 (1.11%) iptables
8 1 (1.11%) KVM
8 1 (1.11%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 11 (12.22%) Puppet
2 7 (7.78%) SCCM
2 7 (7.78%) SCOrch
3 6 (6.67%) Red Hat Satellite
3 6 (6.67%) SCOM
4 4 (4.44%) Nagios
5 3 (3.33%) EdgeSight
5 3 (3.33%) Nessus
5 3 (3.33%) Oozie
5 3 (3.33%) Rundeck
6 2 (2.22%) Legato
7 1 (1.11%) Ansible
7 1 (1.11%) Backup Exec
7 1 (1.11%) Cacti
7 1 (1.11%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (1.11%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (1.11%) HAProxy
7 1 (1.11%) OpenNebula
7 1 (1.11%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (1.11%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 29 (32.22%) Microsoft
2 16 (17.78%) Citrix
3 11 (12.22%) HP
4 9 (10.00%) VMware
5 7 (7.78%) Oracle
5 7 (7.78%) Red Hat
6 6 (6.67%) Brocade
7 3 (3.33%) AppDynamics
7 3 (3.33%) Atlassian
7 3 (3.33%) Cisco
7 3 (3.33%) Endeca
7 3 (3.33%) Hortonworks
7 3 (3.33%) NetApp
7 3 (3.33%) Qualys
8 2 (2.22%) 3PAR
8 2 (2.22%) F5
8 2 (2.22%) IBM
8 2 (2.22%) Wincor Nixdorf
9 1 (1.11%) Fortinet
9 1 (1.11%) SimCorp
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