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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 3 1 4
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +3
Contract jobs citing Windows 49 80 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 15.65% 21.11% 15.85%
As % of the Operating Systems category 90.74% 71.43% 68.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 40 18
Median daily rate £375 £288 £180
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.43% +59.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £152 £135 £149
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £425 £338
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £305
% change year-on-year
- +6.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 16 13
Median hourly rate £16.00 £14.25 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.28% +7.54%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.60 £15.26 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-4.35% -4.62%
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
54 112 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 17.25% 29.55% 23.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 56 25
Median daily rate £375 £300 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £135 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £425 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 16 13
Median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £12.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +18.81%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-6.06% -

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 30 September 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 30 September 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 -7 28 £350 +27.27% 10
Southport - 12 £400 - 3
Bootle +1 2 £350 -
Birkenhead - 1 £350 - 1
Windows
North West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 48 (50.53%) Microsoft
2 39 (41.05%) Active Directory
3 30 (31.58%) Linux
3 30 (31.58%) Windows Server 2012
3 30 (31.58%) Windows Server
4 20 (21.05%) ITIL
5 19 (20.00%) Unix
6 18 (18.95%) Windows Server 2003
6 18 (18.95%) VMware
7 17 (17.89%) IIS
7 17 (17.89%) Windows Server 2008
8 16 (16.84%) Firewall
8 16 (16.84%) Finance
9 15 (15.79%) Internet
9 15 (15.79%) WAN
10 14 (14.74%) MS Office
10 14 (14.74%) SQL Server
11 13 (13.68%) MySQL
11 13 (13.68%) DNS
11 13 (13.68%) PowerShell
12 12 (12.63%) Hyper-V
12 12 (12.63%) Splunk
13 11 (11.58%) Puppet
13 11 (11.58%) TCP/IP
13 11 (11.58%) LAN
13 11 (11.58%) Apache
13 11 (11.58%) Java
13 11 (11.58%) .NET
14 10 (10.53%) PHP
14 10 (10.53%) SQL

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 17 (17.89%) IIS
2 11 (11.58%) Apache
3 10 (10.53%) SharePoint
4 8 (8.42%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (8.42%) MS Exchange
5 5 (5.26%) SAS
5 5 (5.26%) Tomcat
6 4 (4.21%) JBoss
7 3 (3.16%) Apache Spark
7 3 (3.16%) Confluence
7 3 (3.16%) WebLogic
8 2 (2.11%) Oracle Service Bus
9 1 (1.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (1.05%) Jetty
9 1 (1.05%) Mongrel
9 1 (1.05%) nginx
9 1 (1.05%) WebSphere
Applications
1 14 (14.74%) MS Office
2 10 (10.53%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.05%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (3.16%) SAP BPC
2 2 (2.11%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.05%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (5.26%) Amazon S3
2 4 (4.21%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (4.21%) Office 365
3 3 (3.16%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 3 (3.16%) Amazon EMR
3 3 (3.16%) Amazon Kinesis
3 3 (3.16%) AWS CloudFormation
3 3 (3.16%) AWS CloudTrail
3 3 (3.16%) AWS Lambda
3 3 (3.16%) GitHub
3 3 (3.16%) IaaS
3 3 (3.16%) Route 53
4 2 (2.11%) Google Apps
4 2 (2.11%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (2.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (1.05%) Google App Engine
5 1 (1.05%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 16 (16.84%) Firewall
2 15 (15.79%) Internet
2 15 (15.79%) WAN
3 13 (13.68%) DNS
4 11 (11.58%) LAN
4 11 (11.58%) TCP/IP
5 9 (9.47%) DHCP
5 9 (9.47%) SAN
5 9 (9.47%) VoIP
6 7 (7.37%) VPN
7 6 (6.32%) Remote Desktop
8 5 (5.26%) SSL
9 4 (4.21%) Intranet
9 4 (4.21%) NAS
9 4 (4.21%) tcpdump
9 4 (4.21%) Wireless
9 4 (4.21%) Wireshark
10 3 (3.16%) Intrusion Detection
10 3 (3.16%) OpenVPN
10 3 (3.16%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (14.74%) SQL Server
2 13 (13.68%) MySQL
3 7 (7.37%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (7.37%) SQL Server 2014
4 5 (5.26%) Redis
4 5 (5.26%) SQL Server 2000
4 5 (5.26%) SQL Server 2016
5 4 (4.21%) Amazon RDS
5 4 (4.21%) GIS
6 3 (3.16%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (3.16%) Apache Hive
6 3 (3.16%) Hadoop
6 3 (3.16%) MongoDB
6 3 (3.16%) NoSQL
6 3 (3.16%) Oracle ODI
6 3 (3.16%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (3.16%) Relational Database
6 3 (3.16%) SAS Enterprise Miner
6 3 (3.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (3.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (7.37%) JIRA
2 4 (4.21%) Jenkins
2 4 (4.21%) Subversion
3 3 (3.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (3.16%) GitLab
4 1 (1.05%) MSTest
4 1 (1.05%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.05%) Travis CI
4 1 (1.05%) Visual Studio
General
1 16 (16.84%) Finance
2 4 (4.21%) Banking
3 1 (1.05%) Law
3 1 (1.05%) Legal
3 1 (1.05%) Retail
3 1 (1.05%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 29 (30.53%) Analyst
2 9 (9.47%) Security Analyst
2 9 (9.47%) Senior Analyst
2 9 (9.47%) Senior Security Analyst
2 9 (9.47%) Support Analyst
3 8 (8.42%) Architect
4 7 (7.37%) Applications Support
4 7 (7.37%) Service Analyst
5 6 (6.32%) Service Desk Analyst
5 6 (6.32%) Support Engineer
6 5 (5.26%) Administrator
6 5 (5.26%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 5 (5.26%) Infrastructure Architect
6 5 (5.26%) Project Engineer
6 5 (5.26%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
6 5 (5.26%) Sun Support
6 5 (5.26%) Systems Administrator
6 5 (5.26%) Technical Support
6 5 (5.26%) Web Engineer
6 5 (5.26%) Web Hosting Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (11.58%) .NET
2 8 (8.42%) ELK Stack
2 8 (8.42%) Web Services
3 7 (7.37%) .NET Framework
3 7 (7.37%) LAMP
4 4 (4.21%) JSP
4 4 (4.21%) RESTful
5 3 (3.16%) Autofac
5 3 (3.16%) Hibernate
5 3 (3.16%) jQuery
5 3 (3.16%) JSON
5 3 (3.16%) ODBC
5 3 (3.16%) REST
5 3 (3.16%) SAML
5 3 (3.16%) SOAP
5 3 (3.16%) Spring
5 3 (3.16%) XML
5 3 (3.16%) XSD
6 2 (2.11%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (1.05%) WAMP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.37%) Clustering
1 7 (7.37%) NHS
1 7 (7.37%) PMI
2 6 (6.32%) Driving Licence
3 5 (5.26%) Computer Science
3 5 (5.26%) Cyber Attack
3 5 (5.26%) Data Centre
3 5 (5.26%) Management Information System
4 4 (4.21%) Cyberthreat
5 3 (3.16%) Digital Media
5 3 (3.16%) HACMP
6 2 (2.11%) IBM XIV
6 2 (2.11%) IVR
6 2 (2.11%) LPAR
6 2 (2.11%) Microsoft Licensing
7 1 (1.05%) Fat Client
7 1 (1.05%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (1.05%) iPhone
7 1 (1.05%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.05%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 30 (31.58%) Linux
1 30 (31.58%) Windows Server
1 30 (31.58%) Windows Server 2012
2 19 (20.00%) Unix
3 18 (18.95%) Windows Server 2003
4 17 (17.89%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (10.53%) Windows XP
6 8 (8.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (8.42%) Windows 7
6 8 (8.42%) Windows 8
7 4 (4.21%) AIX
7 4 (4.21%) Solaris
8 2 (2.11%) Android
8 2 (2.11%) Apple iOS
8 2 (2.11%) HPUX
8 2 (2.11%) Mac OS
8 2 (2.11%) Windows 10
8 2 (2.11%) Windows 2000
9 1 (1.05%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (21.05%) ITIL
2 9 (9.47%) CRM
2 9 (9.47%) Information Security
3 8 (8.42%) Cybersecurity
3 8 (8.42%) Network Monitoring
3 8 (8.42%) Security Management
4 7 (7.37%) Capacity Management
4 7 (7.37%) ITIL V3
4 7 (7.37%) Migration
4 7 (7.37%) Patch Management
4 7 (7.37%) PRINCE2
4 7 (7.37%) Project Management
4 7 (7.37%) Release Management
4 7 (7.37%) SIEM
4 7 (7.37%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 7 (7.37%) Vulnerability Management
5 6 (6.32%) Open Source
6 5 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (5.26%) Investment Management
6 5 (5.26%) Practice Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (13.68%) PowerShell
2 11 (11.58%) Java
3 10 (10.53%) PHP
3 10 (10.53%) SQL
4 7 (7.37%) Python
5 6 (6.32%) JavaScript
6 3 (3.16%) C#
6 3 (3.16%) Ruby
6 3 (3.16%) Scala
7 1 (1.05%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 9 (9.47%) CISSP
1 9 (9.47%) Degree
2 8 (8.42%) SANS
2 8 (8.42%) SC Cleared
2 8 (8.42%) Security Cleared
2 8 (8.42%) SSCP
3 7 (7.37%) PMI Certification
4 5 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (4.21%) CFCE
5 4 (4.21%) EnCE
5 4 (4.21%) GCFA
5 4 (4.21%) GCFE
5 4 (4.21%) GIAC
5 4 (4.21%) MCITP
5 4 (4.21%) MCTS
5 4 (4.21%) RHCE
6 1 (1.05%) CCIE
6 1 (1.05%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.05%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (1.05%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.21%) SLA
2 3 (3.16%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 17799
3 1 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 39 (41.05%) Active Directory
2 12 (12.63%) Hyper-V
3 8 (8.42%) vSphere
4 4 (4.21%) UAG
4 4 (4.21%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (3.16%) XenApp
6 2 (2.11%) Firmware
6 2 (2.11%) PowerHA
6 2 (2.11%) Squid
6 2 (2.11%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (2.11%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (2.11%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.05%) DFS Replication
7 1 (1.05%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (1.05%) vCloud
7 1 (1.05%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (1.05%) VMware ESX
7 1 (1.05%) Xen
Systems Management
1 11 (11.58%) Puppet
2 7 (7.37%) QRadar
2 7 (7.37%) Red Hat Satellite
3 5 (5.26%) Kibana
3 5 (5.26%) logstash
3 5 (5.26%) Microsoft Clustering
3 5 (5.26%) SCCM
4 4 (4.21%) EnCase
5 3 (3.16%) Nessus
5 3 (3.16%) Oozie
5 3 (3.16%) RSA enVision
5 3 (3.16%) Rundeck
6 2 (2.11%) SCVMM
6 2 (2.11%) vMotion
7 1 (1.05%) Legato
7 1 (1.05%) SCOM
7 1 (1.05%) SCSM
Vendors
1 48 (50.53%) Microsoft
2 18 (18.95%) VMware
3 12 (12.63%) Splunk
4 10 (10.53%) Apple
4 10 (10.53%) IBM
5 9 (9.47%) Sun
6 8 (8.42%) Oracle
7 7 (7.37%) Brocade
7 7 (7.37%) Citrix
7 7 (7.37%) LogRhythm
7 7 (7.37%) Red Hat
8 4 (4.21%) ArcSight
8 4 (4.21%) HP
8 4 (4.21%) Rapid7
9 3 (3.16%) Cisco
9 3 (3.16%) Dell
9 3 (3.16%) Endeca
9 3 (3.16%) Google
9 3 (3.16%) Hortonworks
9 3 (3.16%) SAP
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