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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 1 3 1
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows 87 36 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 22.14% 19.46% 20.74%
As % of the Operating Systems category 69.60% 90.00% 64.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 13 26
Average daily rate
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£250 £320 £243
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.87% +31.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £143 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £470 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £305
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -1.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 6 4
Average hourly rate £13.33 £14.25 £16.36
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.47% -12.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.49 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.42 £18.00 £24.97
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +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
125 40 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 31.81% 21.62% 32.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 16 43
Average daily rate £300 £388 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.58% +40.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £147 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £468 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £320 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.81% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 6 4
Average hourly rate £13.16 £13.00 £16.36
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.23% -20.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.49 £14.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.46 £18.50 £28.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -

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 24 April 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 24 April 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +1 62 £244 -32.29% 16
Wirral -4 5 £375 - 1
St Helens - 3 - - 1
Windows
North West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (43.24%) Microsoft
2 57 (38.51%) Active Directory
3 39 (26.35%) Windows 7
4 36 (24.32%) Windows Server 2008
5 32 (21.62%) VMware
6 31 (20.95%) DHCP
6 31 (20.95%) Windows Server 2012
7 29 (19.59%) Citrix
7 29 (19.59%) DNS
7 29 (19.59%) Windows XP
8 26 (17.57%) SCCM
9 25 (16.89%) MS Office
10 24 (16.22%) ITIL
10 24 (16.22%) Windows Server 2003
10 24 (16.22%) Hyper-V
11 22 (14.86%) Microsoft Azure
12 19 (12.84%) MS Excel
13 18 (12.16%) SAN
14 17 (11.49%) IIS
15 16 (10.81%) UNIX
15 16 (10.81%) Clustering
15 16 (10.81%) Migration
16 15 (10.14%) SharePoint
16 15 (10.14%) HP
17 14 (9.46%) LAN
17 14 (9.46%) WAN
18 13 (8.78%) HTTP
18 13 (8.78%) TCP/IP
18 13 (8.78%) SQL Server
18 13 (8.78%) EMC

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 17 (11.49%) IIS
2 15 (10.14%) SharePoint
3 11 (7.43%) BizTalk Server
4 9 (6.08%) MS Exchange
4 9 (6.08%) MQSeries
5 4 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (2.03%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (2.03%) Lync
6 3 (2.03%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (2.03%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (1.35%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (0.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.68%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 25 (16.89%) MS Office
2 19 (12.84%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.68%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.68%) MS Project
3 1 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.68%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 22 (14.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (8.11%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (2.70%) Office 365
4 2 (1.35%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.68%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.68%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 31 (20.95%) DHCP
2 29 (19.59%) DNS
3 18 (12.16%) SAN
4 14 (9.46%) LAN
4 14 (9.46%) WAN
5 13 (8.78%) HTTP
5 13 (8.78%) TCP/IP
6 11 (7.43%) Firewall
7 6 (4.05%) DMZ
7 6 (4.05%) Wireless
8 5 (3.38%) VPN
9 4 (2.70%) HSRP
9 4 (2.70%) GLBP
9 4 (2.70%) VLAN
9 4 (2.70%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (2.70%) VoIP
9 4 (2.70%) OSPF
9 4 (2.70%) BGP
9 4 (2.70%) EIGRP
9 4 (2.70%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (8.78%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (2.03%) MySQL
3 3 (2.03%) RDBMS
3 3 (2.03%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (2.03%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (2.03%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (2.03%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.35%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.68%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.68%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 10 (6.76%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (5.41%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.68%) MSI
3 1 (0.68%) Dreamweaver
3 1 (0.68%) MSBuild
General
1 10 (6.76%) Manufacturing
2 5 (3.38%) Automotive
3 2 (1.35%) Legal
4 1 (0.68%) Finance
4 1 (0.68%) Local Government
4 1 (0.68%) Banking
4 1 (0.68%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 49 (33.11%) Analyst
2 27 (18.24%) Support Analyst
3 22 (14.86%) Desktop Support
4 15 (10.14%) Support Engineer
5 14 (9.46%) Administrator
6 11 (7.43%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 11 (7.43%) Desktop Analyst
7 10 (6.76%) Desktop Engineer
7 10 (6.76%) Developer
8 9 (6.08%) IT Support
8 9 (6.08%) BizTalk Developer
8 9 (6.08%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 8 (5.41%) Service Desk Analyst
9 8 (5.41%) Service Analyst
9 8 (5.41%) Architect
10 7 (4.73%) Wintel Analyst
11 6 (4.05%) IT Support Analyst
11 6 (4.05%) Consultant
12 5 (3.38%) Applications Developer
12 5 (3.38%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (8.11%) Web Services
2 11 (7.43%) ASP.NET
2 11 (7.43%) .NET
3 10 (6.76%) WCF
3 10 (6.76%) REST
3 10 (6.76%) XML
4 9 (6.08%) MSMQ
5 3 (2.03%) Middleware
6 2 (1.35%) Application Packaging
7 1 (0.68%) HTML
7 1 (0.68%) CSS
7 1 (0.68%) Google Maps API
7 1 (0.68%) iOS SDK
Miscellaneous
1 16 (10.81%) Clustering
2 5 (3.38%) Blackberry
3 4 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (2.70%) Fat Client
3 4 (2.70%) Thin Client
3 4 (2.70%) NHS
4 3 (2.03%) Replication
5 2 (1.35%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.68%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.68%) iPhone
6 1 (0.68%) iPad
6 1 (0.68%) Streaming Video
6 1 (0.68%) CLARiiON
6 1 (0.68%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 39 (26.35%) Windows 7
2 36 (24.32%) Windows Server 2008
3 31 (20.95%) Windows Server 2012
4 29 (19.59%) Windows XP
5 24 (16.22%) Windows Server 2003
6 16 (10.81%) UNIX
7 13 (8.78%) Windows 8
8 9 (6.08%) VMS
8 9 (6.08%) Linux
9 8 (5.41%) Windows 2000
10 4 (2.70%) Apple iOS
10 4 (2.70%) Android
10 4 (2.70%) OpenVMS
11 3 (2.03%) BlackBerry OS
12 2 (1.35%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.68%) AIX
13 1 (0.68%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.68%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (16.22%) ITIL
2 16 (10.81%) Migration
3 13 (8.78%) Stakeholder Management
4 11 (7.43%) Disaster Recovery
4 11 (7.43%) Performance Tuning
5 9 (6.08%) High Availability
5 9 (6.08%) Release Management
5 9 (6.08%) Web Application Development
6 8 (5.41%) Infrastructure Management
6 8 (5.41%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (5.41%) OOP
6 8 (5.41%) OO
6 8 (5.41%) SOA
7 7 (4.73%) Configuration Management
8 5 (3.38%) Network Management
9 4 (2.70%) Network Architecture
10 3 (2.03%) Project Management
10 3 (2.03%) ERP
10 3 (2.03%) Continuous Improvement
10 3 (2.03%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 12 (8.11%) SQL
2 10 (6.76%) XPath
2 10 (6.76%) XQuery
3 9 (6.08%) C#
4 8 (5.41%) PowerShell
5 4 (2.70%) AWK
6 1 (0.68%) C++
6 1 (0.68%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.68%) PHP
6 1 (0.68%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 10 (6.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (6.08%) Security Cleared
3 7 (4.73%) ITIL Certification
3 7 (4.73%) MCP
4 4 (2.70%) SC Cleared
4 4 (2.70%) Citrix Certification
5 3 (2.03%) MCSE
5 3 (2.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (1.35%) MCSA
7 1 (0.68%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.68%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (8.11%) SLA
2 1 (0.68%) QA
System Software
1 57 (38.51%) Active Directory
2 24 (16.22%) Hyper-V
3 12 (8.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (4.73%) DFS Replication
4 7 (4.73%) VMware ESX
5 6 (4.05%) Firmware
6 5 (3.38%) XenApp
7 4 (2.70%) VMware Workstation
7 4 (2.70%) XenDesktop
7 4 (2.70%) Terminal Services
8 3 (2.03%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.68%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 26 (17.57%) SCCM
2 6 (4.05%) SCVMM
3 5 (3.38%) SCOrch
4 4 (2.70%) SCOM
5 3 (2.03%) WSUS
6 2 (1.35%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 2 (1.35%) OpenView
7 1 (0.68%) MOM
7 1 (0.68%) Netcool
7 1 (0.68%) Netcool/OMNIbus
7 1 (0.68%) Puppet
7 1 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.68%) Salt
Vendors
1 64 (43.24%) Microsoft
2 32 (21.62%) VMware
3 29 (19.59%) Citrix
4 15 (10.14%) HP
5 13 (8.78%) EMC
5 13 (8.78%) Remedy
6 9 (6.08%) Cisco
7 7 (4.73%) IBM
7 7 (4.73%) Dell
8 4 (2.70%) Oracle
9 3 (2.03%) NetApp
10 2 (1.35%) McAfee
10 2 (1.35%) BMC
11 1 (0.68%) Motorola
11 1 (0.68%) Lotus
11 1 (0.68%) Red Hat
11 1 (0.68%) Apple
11 1 (0.68%) CheckPoint
11 1 (0.68%) SAP
11 1 (0.68%) Avaya
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