The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Merseyside region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 3 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
-2 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 38 46 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 19.90% 22.33% 23.53%
As % of the Operating Systems category 88.37% 66.67% 84.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 27 20
Average daily rate £320 £243 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.95% -19.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £141 £230 £172
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £358 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 17
Average hourly rate £14.25 £16.36 £15.22
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.89% +7.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £11.80 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £24.97 £19.84
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -6.25%
Operating Systems Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
43 69 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 22.51% 33.50% 27.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 43 22
Average daily rate £358 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £149 £220 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 17
Average hourly rate £13.00 £16.36 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.56% -0.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £14.20 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £28.50 £18.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows
North West

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool -1 31 £330 +36.08% 9
Birkenhead - 2 - - 6
Wirral +3 1 - -
Southport - - - -
St Helens - - - - 2
Windows
North West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 31 (41.89%) Windows 7
2 26 (35.14%) Microsoft
3 21 (28.38%) Windows XP
4 16 (21.62%) MS Excel
5 14 (18.92%) ITIL
6 13 (17.57%) MS Office
7 12 (16.22%) Active Directory
8 11 (14.86%) Microsoft App-V
9 10 (13.51%) MSI
9 10 (13.51%) Microsoft Certification
9 10 (13.51%) UNIX
10 9 (12.16%) MCSE
10 9 (12.16%) SQL
10 9 (12.16%) .NET
10 9 (12.16%) Citrix
10 9 (12.16%) Windows Server 2003
10 9 (12.16%) Security Cleared
10 9 (12.16%) Windows Server 2008
10 9 (12.16%) Application Packaging
11 8 (10.81%) PowerShell
11 8 (10.81%) Project Management
11 8 (10.81%) Migration
11 8 (10.81%) VMware
11 8 (10.81%) C#
12 7 (9.46%) Service Management
12 7 (9.46%) SCCM
12 7 (9.46%) SC Cleared
13 6 (8.11%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 6 (8.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 6 (8.11%) InstallShield

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 5 (6.76%) MS Exchange
1 5 (6.76%) IIS
2 3 (4.05%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.35%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 16 (21.62%) MS Excel
2 13 (17.57%) MS Office
3 1 (1.35%) MS Project
3 1 (1.35%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (6.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (4.05%) Oracle 11i
2 3 (4.05%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (4.05%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.41%) SAN
1 4 (5.41%) TCP/IP
1 4 (5.41%) DNS
2 1 (1.35%) Intranet
2 1 (1.35%) Internet
2 1 (1.35%) Extranet
2 1 (1.35%) SSL
2 1 (1.35%) DHCP
2 1 (1.35%) LAN
2 1 (1.35%) WLAN
2 1 (1.35%) Firewall
2 1 (1.35%) Wireless
2 1 (1.35%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.11%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.05%) Oracle Database 11g
2 3 (4.05%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (4.05%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.35%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.35%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (13.51%) MSI
2 6 (8.11%) InstallShield
3 3 (4.05%) Visual Studio
3 3 (4.05%) NMock
4 2 (2.70%) Wise Package Studio
4 2 (2.70%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 4 (5.41%) Manufacturing
2 3 (4.05%) Finance
2 3 (4.05%) French Language
2 3 (4.05%) Italian Language
2 3 (4.05%) Spanish Language
3 2 (2.70%) Swedish Language
3 2 (2.70%) Norwegian Language
3 2 (2.70%) Danish Language
3 2 (2.70%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.35%) Back Office
4 1 (1.35%) Publishing
4 1 (1.35%) Automotive
4 1 (1.35%) Law
4 1 (1.35%) Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (22.97%) Analyst
2 11 (14.86%) Applications Packager
3 9 (12.16%) Developer
4 8 (10.81%) Service Analyst
4 8 (10.81%) Service Desk Analyst
5 6 (8.11%) Desktop Support
6 4 (5.41%) IT Support
6 4 (5.41%) Desktop Engineer
6 4 (5.41%) Support Engineer
7 3 (4.05%) Architect
7 3 (4.05%) Support Analyst
7 3 (4.05%) DBA
7 3 (4.05%) Test Analyst
7 3 (4.05%) Consultant
7 3 (4.05%) Security Consultant
7 3 (4.05%) Oracle DBA
7 3 (4.05%) .NET Developer
7 3 (4.05%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 3 (4.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (4.05%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (12.16%) .NET
1 9 (12.16%) Application Packaging
2 6 (8.11%) ASP.NET
3 5 (6.76%) Web Services
3 5 (6.76%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (5.41%) WPF
4 4 (5.41%) WinForms
5 3 (4.05%) WCF
5 3 (4.05%) .NET Framework
6 2 (2.70%) .NET Remoting
7 1 (1.35%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.05%) N-Tier
1 3 (4.05%) Management Information System
2 2 (2.70%) PDA
3 1 (1.35%) NHS
3 1 (1.35%) Thin Client
3 1 (1.35%) Biometrics
3 1 (1.35%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.35%) Fat Client
3 1 (1.35%) EqualLogic
3 1 (1.35%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 31 (41.89%) Windows 7
2 21 (28.38%) Windows XP
3 10 (13.51%) UNIX
4 9 (12.16%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (12.16%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (6.76%) Windows 2000
6 4 (5.41%) Windows 8
6 4 (5.41%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (4.05%) Linux
8 2 (2.70%) Apple iOS
8 2 (2.70%) Windows Vista
9 1 (1.35%) VMS
9 1 (1.35%) Android
9 1 (1.35%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (18.92%) ITIL
2 8 (10.81%) Project Management
2 8 (10.81%) Migration
3 7 (9.46%) Service Management
4 6 (8.11%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 6 (8.11%) Information Security
4 6 (8.11%) CRM
5 5 (6.76%) MVC
6 4 (5.41%) Incident Management
6 4 (5.41%) Enterprise Architecture
6 4 (5.41%) Penetration Testing
6 4 (5.41%) Network Design
6 4 (5.41%) TDD
6 4 (5.41%) Security Testing
6 4 (5.41%) Risk Assessment
6 4 (5.41%) Service Delivery
6 4 (5.41%) Security Management
7 3 (4.05%) PRINCE2
7 3 (4.05%) Performance Management
7 3 (4.05%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (12.16%) SQL
2 8 (10.81%) PowerShell
2 8 (10.81%) C#
3 4 (5.41%) VB
4 3 (4.05%) Java
5 2 (2.70%) VB.NET
5 2 (2.70%) C++
5 2 (2.70%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (13.51%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (12.16%) MCSE
2 9 (12.16%) Security Cleared
3 7 (9.46%) SC Cleared
4 5 (6.76%) CISSP
4 5 (6.76%) MCP
5 3 (4.05%) OCP
5 3 (4.05%) Oracle Certification
5 3 (4.05%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (2.70%) HNC
6 2 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.35%) ECDL
7 1 (1.35%) CCNA
7 1 (1.35%) HND
7 1 (1.35%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 6 (8.11%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 12 (16.22%) Active Directory
2 11 (14.86%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (5.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (4.05%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (2.70%) XenApp
5 2 (2.70%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.35%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.35%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (9.46%) SCCM
2 1 (1.35%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (1.35%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.35%) SCOM
2 1 (1.35%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 26 (35.14%) Microsoft
2 9 (12.16%) Citrix
3 8 (10.81%) VMware
4 3 (4.05%) HP
4 3 (4.05%) Apple
4 3 (4.05%) Oracle
4 3 (4.05%) Typemock
5 2 (2.70%) Altiris
5 2 (2.70%) AppSense
5 2 (2.70%) Cisco
6 1 (1.35%) Symantec
6 1 (1.35%) Dell
6 1 (1.35%) SAP
6 1 (1.35%) Google
6 1 (1.35%) Acronis
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