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 28 November 2014 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 3 3 7
Rank change year-on-year
0 +4
Contract jobs citing Windows 52 43 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 18.57% 19.55% 15.71%
As % of the Operating Systems category 83.87% 64.18% 83.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 19 15
Average daily rate
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£175 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-41.66% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £148 £150 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £350 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £304
% change year-on-year
- -1.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 2 7
Average hourly rate £14.00 £14.75 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.08% +18.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.55 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.15 £18.95 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -6.45%
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
62 67 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 22.14% 30.45% 18.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 37 16
Average daily rate £245 £313 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.60% -10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £161 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £375 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.76% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 2 7
Average hourly rate £13.75 £14.75 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.77% -34.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.50 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £20.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%

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 28 November 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Merseyside

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 28 November 2014.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram 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 28 November 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
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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 -3 26 £163 -50.00% 8
Wirral - 20 £245 - 1
St Helens 0 5 £160 -52.94%
Southport - - - - 3
Windows
North West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 41 (47.13%) Windows 7
2 33 (37.93%) Active Directory
3 28 (32.18%) Microsoft
4 27 (31.03%) Windows Server 2008
5 21 (24.14%) Windows XP
6 18 (20.69%) ITIL
6 18 (20.69%) Citrix
6 18 (20.69%) SCCM
7 16 (18.39%) DHCP
7 16 (18.39%) MS Office
7 16 (18.39%) VMware
8 15 (17.24%) Migration
8 15 (17.24%) Hyper-V
9 14 (16.09%) Clustering
9 14 (16.09%) DNS
10 13 (14.94%) Windows Server 2003
10 13 (14.94%) Windows Server 2012
11 11 (12.64%) HP
11 11 (12.64%) SQL
11 11 (12.64%) Security Cleared
12 10 (11.49%) High Availability
12 10 (11.49%) Windows 2000
12 10 (11.49%) TCP/IP
13 8 (9.20%) SharePoint
13 8 (9.20%) IIS
13 8 (9.20%) VMware Infrastructure
13 8 (9.20%) Performance Tuning
14 7 (8.05%) PowerShell
14 7 (8.05%) SC Cleared
14 7 (8.05%) SQL Server

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 8 (9.20%) SharePoint
1 8 (9.20%) IIS
2 4 (4.60%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (1.15%) Lync
3 1 (1.15%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.15%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 16 (18.39%) MS Office
2 7 (8.05%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.30%) MS Project
4 1 (1.15%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.15%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.15%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.15%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.15%) Amazon S3
2 1 (1.15%) PaaS
2 1 (1.15%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.15%) Google Apps
2 1 (1.15%) IaaS
2 1 (1.15%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 16 (18.39%) DHCP
2 14 (16.09%) DNS
3 10 (11.49%) TCP/IP
4 6 (6.90%) SAN
5 5 (5.75%) DMZ
6 4 (4.60%) WAN
7 3 (3.45%) LAN
7 3 (3.45%) Internet
8 2 (2.30%) Firewall
8 2 (2.30%) SMTP
8 2 (2.30%) FTP
8 2 (2.30%) HTTP
8 2 (2.30%) SSL
9 1 (1.15%) Cisco ICM
9 1 (1.15%) H.323
9 1 (1.15%) MGCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.05%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.75%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.30%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (2.30%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.15%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (1.15%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.15%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.15%) TeamCity
1 1 (1.15%) YouTrack
1 1 (1.15%) Dreamweaver
General
1 4 (4.60%) Manufacturing
2 2 (2.30%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.30%) Finance
2 2 (2.30%) Automotive
2 2 (2.30%) Banking
2 2 (2.30%) Retail
3 1 (1.15%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.15%) Law
Job Titles
1 27 (31.03%) Analyst
2 15 (17.24%) Desktop Support
3 12 (13.79%) Support Engineer
3 12 (13.79%) Desktop Engineer
4 9 (10.34%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 9 (10.34%) Support Analyst
5 8 (9.20%) Wintel Analyst
6 7 (8.05%) Rollout Engineer
6 7 (8.05%) Project Manager
7 5 (5.75%) Wintel Engineer
8 4 (4.60%) 1st Line Support
8 4 (4.60%) 2nd Line Support
9 3 (3.45%) Wintel Server Engineer
9 3 (3.45%) Service Analyst
9 3 (3.45%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 3 (3.45%) Service Desk Analyst
9 3 (3.45%) Server Engineer
10 2 (2.30%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
10 2 (2.30%) IT Support Analyst
10 2 (2.30%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.75%) .NET
2 4 (4.60%) CSS
3 3 (3.45%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.15%) jQuery
4 1 (1.15%) Application Packaging
4 1 (1.15%) Yii
4 1 (1.15%) Laravel
4 1 (1.15%) Web Services
4 1 (1.15%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (16.09%) Clustering
2 6 (6.90%) PDA
2 6 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.60%) Blackberry
4 3 (3.45%) iPad
4 3 (3.45%) NHS
5 2 (2.30%) Thin Client
5 2 (2.30%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.15%) iPhone
6 1 (1.15%) User Experience
6 1 (1.15%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 41 (47.13%) Windows 7
2 27 (31.03%) Windows Server 2008
3 21 (24.14%) Windows XP
4 13 (14.94%) Windows Server 2003
4 13 (14.94%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (11.49%) Windows 2000
6 7 (8.05%) UNIX
7 5 (5.75%) Linux
8 4 (4.60%) VMS
8 4 (4.60%) Windows Vista
9 2 (2.30%) Windows NT
9 2 (2.30%) Windows 2000 Server
9 2 (2.30%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (1.15%) Mac OS
10 1 (1.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (1.15%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.15%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (20.69%) ITIL
2 15 (17.24%) Migration
3 10 (11.49%) High Availability
4 8 (9.20%) Performance Tuning
5 7 (8.05%) Configuration Management
6 5 (5.75%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (4.60%) Content Management
8 3 (3.45%) Data Migration
8 3 (3.45%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (3.45%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (2.30%) Workflow
9 2 (2.30%) Service Delivery
9 2 (2.30%) Project Management
9 2 (2.30%) PRINCE2
9 2 (2.30%) Performance Monitoring
9 2 (2.30%) Time Management
10 1 (1.15%) Agile Software Development
10 1 (1.15%) TDD
10 1 (1.15%) Software Testing
10 1 (1.15%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 11 (12.64%) SQL
2 7 (8.05%) PowerShell
3 4 (4.60%) JavaScript
4 3 (3.45%) Java
5 1 (1.15%) PHP
5 1 (1.15%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 11 (12.64%) Security Cleared
2 7 (8.05%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.30%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.15%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.15%) PMP
4 1 (1.15%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.15%) ISEB
4 1 (1.15%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.60%) SLA
System Software
1 33 (37.93%) Active Directory
2 15 (17.24%) Hyper-V
3 8 (9.20%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (5.75%) DFS Replication
4 5 (5.75%) Firmware
4 5 (5.75%) VMware ESX
5 2 (2.30%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.15%) XenApp
6 1 (1.15%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 1 (1.15%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 18 (20.69%) SCCM
2 5 (5.75%) SCVMM
3 4 (4.60%) SCOM
4 3 (3.45%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (1.15%) WSUS
5 1 (1.15%) Cisco UCCE
5 1 (1.15%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (1.15%) OpenView
5 1 (1.15%) Tivoli
5 1 (1.15%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 28 (32.18%) Microsoft
2 18 (20.69%) Citrix
3 16 (18.39%) VMware
4 11 (12.64%) HP
5 6 (6.90%) Dell
6 5 (5.75%) EMC
7 3 (3.45%) Acronis
7 3 (3.45%) IBM
7 3 (3.45%) Symantec
7 3 (3.45%) Remedy
8 2 (2.30%) Oracle
8 2 (2.30%) SAP
8 2 (2.30%) Cisco
9 1 (1.15%) Zend
9 1 (1.15%) Adobe
9 1 (1.15%) Unisys
9 1 (1.15%) BMC
9 1 (1.15%) Motorola
9 1 (1.15%) NetApp
9 1 (1.15%) Lotus
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