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 23 January 2017 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows
North West / Merseyside
Rank 4 11 2
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -9
Contract jobs citing Windows 44 30 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 17.05% 9.04% 18.75%
As % of the Operating Systems category 66.67% 68.18% 72.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 13 22
Median daily rate £350 £413 £173
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.15% +139.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £185 £137
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £303
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 10
Median hourly rate £15.00 £14.75 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.69% -1.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £10.55 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.80 £16.50 £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £16.00 £14.75
% change year-on-year
-9.37% +8.49%

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
66 44 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 25.58% 13.25% 25.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 17 28
Median daily rate £350 £413 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.15% +106.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £185 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £487 £496 £307
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 10
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +26.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.70 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £40.00 £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +9.37%

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 23 January 2017.

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 23 January 2017. 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 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 +8 35 £350 -13.84% 9
Wirral +1 7 £320 -28.88% 1
Windows
North West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, 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 35 (39.77%) Windows Server
2 32 (36.36%) Microsoft
3 28 (31.82%) SQL Server
4 27 (30.68%) Linux
5 22 (25.00%) Unix
6 20 (22.73%) SQL
6 20 (22.73%) Windows Server 2012
7 19 (21.59%) Firewall
7 19 (21.59%) VMware
8 17 (19.32%) Active Directory
9 16 (18.18%) MS Office
10 15 (17.05%) Finance
10 15 (17.05%) PowerShell
11 14 (15.91%) XML
11 14 (15.91%) LAN
11 14 (15.91%) WAN
12 13 (14.77%) MS Excel
12 13 (14.77%) C#
12 13 (14.77%) SC Cleared
12 13 (14.77%) Security Cleared
12 13 (14.77%) SQL Server 2014
13 12 (13.64%) Windows Server 2008
13 12 (13.64%) Oracle
14 11 (12.50%) MS Exchange
14 11 (12.50%) Citrix
15 10 (11.36%) Apple
15 10 (11.36%) SOA
15 10 (11.36%) VoIP
15 10 (11.36%) TCP/IP
15 10 (11.36%) ITIL

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 11 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 8 (9.09%) IIS
3 7 (7.95%) SharePoint
4 6 (6.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 4 (4.55%) Apache
5 4 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (2.27%) Drupal
7 1 (1.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.14%) Jetty
7 1 (1.14%) Mongrel
7 1 (1.14%) nginx
7 1 (1.14%) Tomcat
7 1 (1.14%) WebSphere
Applications
1 16 (18.18%) MS Office
2 13 (14.77%) MS Excel
3 4 (4.55%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (3.41%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 6 (6.82%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (3.41%) SAP BPC
3 2 (2.27%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.41%) Google Analytics
3 2 (2.27%) G Suite
3 2 (2.27%) Office 365
4 1 (1.14%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.14%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.14%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.14%) Google App Engine
4 1 (1.14%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 19 (21.59%) Firewall
2 14 (15.91%) LAN
2 14 (15.91%) WAN
3 10 (11.36%) TCP/IP
3 10 (11.36%) VoIP
4 9 (10.23%) Internet
4 9 (10.23%) NAS
5 8 (9.09%) VPN
6 5 (5.68%) DHCP
6 5 (5.68%) DNS
6 5 (5.68%) SAN
7 4 (4.55%) Wireless
8 3 (3.41%) Extranet
8 3 (3.41%) Intranet
8 3 (3.41%) Intrusion Detection
8 3 (3.41%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (2.27%) BIG-IP
9 2 (2.27%) SNMP
10 1 (1.14%) FTP
10 1 (1.14%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (31.82%) SQL Server
2 13 (14.77%) SQL Server 2014
3 9 (10.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (7.95%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (6.82%) MySQL
5 6 (6.82%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (5.68%) Redis
7 4 (4.55%) Oracle Database
7 4 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (3.41%) Informix
8 3 (3.41%) MongoDB
8 3 (3.41%) NoSQL
8 3 (3.41%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (3.41%) Oracle Database 12c
8 3 (3.41%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (3.41%) Relational Database
9 1 (1.14%) MS Access
9 1 (1.14%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (1.14%) SQL Server 2016
9 1 (1.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 5 (5.68%) Visual Studio
2 4 (4.55%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
3 3 (3.41%) JIRA
3 3 (3.41%) Subversion
4 2 (2.27%) Selenium
5 1 (1.14%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.14%) MSTest
5 1 (1.14%) Travis CI
General
1 15 (17.05%) Finance
2 4 (4.55%) Banking
3 3 (3.41%) Marketing
4 1 (1.14%) Legal
4 1 (1.14%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.14%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (23.86%) Analyst
2 12 (13.64%) Developer
3 11 (12.50%) Support Analyst
4 10 (11.36%) Applications Support
4 10 (11.36%) DBA
5 7 (7.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (5.68%) Applications Support Analyst
6 5 (5.68%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 5 (5.68%) Security Analyst
6 5 (5.68%) Senior Analyst
6 5 (5.68%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
6 5 (5.68%) Senior Security Analyst
6 5 (5.68%) Sun Support
6 5 (5.68%) Windows Engineer
7 4 (4.55%) Administrator
7 4 (4.55%) Linux Engineer
7 4 (4.55%) SharePoint Developer
7 4 (4.55%) SQL DBA
7 4 (4.55%) Technical Support
8 3 (3.41%) Help Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (15.91%) XML
2 9 (10.23%) .NET
3 8 (9.09%) ELK Stack
3 8 (9.09%) Web Services
4 7 (7.95%) jQuery
5 6 (6.82%) Middleware
5 6 (6.82%) Oracle Fusion
5 6 (6.82%) XSLT
6 4 (4.55%) ASP.NET
6 4 (4.55%) RESTful
6 4 (4.55%) WF
7 3 (3.41%) .NET Framework
7 3 (3.41%) Hibernate
7 3 (3.41%) JSON
7 3 (3.41%) ODBC
7 3 (3.41%) REST
7 3 (3.41%) SAML
7 3 (3.41%) SOAP
7 3 (3.41%) Spring
7 3 (3.41%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.23%) Data Centre
2 5 (5.68%) Cyber Attack
2 5 (5.68%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.55%) Statistics
4 3 (3.41%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.41%) User Experience
5 2 (2.27%) IVR
6 1 (1.14%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.14%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.14%) iPhone
6 1 (1.14%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.14%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 35 (39.77%) Windows Server
2 27 (30.68%) Linux
3 22 (25.00%) Unix
4 20 (22.73%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (13.64%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (10.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (10.23%) Windows 7
7 6 (6.82%) Solaris
8 5 (5.68%) Windows 8
9 4 (4.55%) Android
9 4 (4.55%) SUSE
9 4 (4.55%) Windows 10
10 3 (3.41%) Apple iOS
10 3 (3.41%) Data ONTAP
10 3 (3.41%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (2.27%) Mac OS
11 2 (2.27%) Windows XP
12 1 (1.14%) AIX
12 1 (1.14%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (11.36%) ITIL
1 10 (11.36%) SOA
2 8 (9.09%) Cybersecurity
3 7 (7.95%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (7.95%) ITIL V3
3 7 (7.95%) Network Monitoring
3 7 (7.95%) Patch Management
3 7 (7.95%) Release Management
3 7 (7.95%) SIEM
3 7 (7.95%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 7 (7.95%) Vulnerability Management
4 6 (6.82%) Open Source
5 5 (5.68%) Case Management
5 5 (5.68%) CRM
5 5 (5.68%) Information Security
5 5 (5.68%) Investment Management
5 5 (5.68%) Performance Management
5 5 (5.68%) Practice Management
5 5 (5.68%) Workflow
6 4 (4.55%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 20 (22.73%) SQL
2 15 (17.05%) PowerShell
3 13 (14.77%) C#
4 6 (6.82%) VBScript
5 4 (4.55%) Python
6 2 (2.27%) Java
6 2 (2.27%) PHP
Qualifications
1 13 (14.77%) SC Cleared
1 13 (14.77%) Security Cleared
2 9 (10.23%) CISSP
3 8 (9.09%) SANS
3 8 (9.09%) SSCP
4 5 (5.68%) Degree
5 1 (1.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (1.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.41%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.27%) QA
3 1 (1.14%) GxP
3 1 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 17799
3 1 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.14%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (19.32%) Active Directory
2 9 (10.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (7.95%) XenApp
4 3 (3.41%) VMware Workstation
4 3 (3.41%) vSphere
5 2 (2.27%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.14%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (1.14%) Firmware
6 1 (1.14%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.14%) Xen
Systems Management
1 7 (7.95%) QRadar
2 6 (6.82%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 5 (5.68%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
3 5 (5.68%) Kibana
3 5 (5.68%) logstash
4 4 (4.55%) SCCM
5 3 (3.41%) RSA enVision
6 2 (2.27%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (1.14%) Nagios
7 1 (1.14%) Puppet
Vendors
1 32 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 19 (21.59%) VMware
3 12 (13.64%) Oracle
4 11 (12.50%) Citrix
5 10 (11.36%) Apple
6 9 (10.23%) Google
6 9 (10.23%) NetApp
6 9 (10.23%) Red Hat
6 9 (10.23%) Sun
7 8 (9.09%) IBM
7 8 (9.09%) Splunk
8 7 (7.95%) LogRhythm
9 4 (4.55%) F5
10 3 (3.41%) Cisco
10 3 (3.41%) IDERA
10 3 (3.41%) Nintex
10 3 (3.41%) SAP
11 2 (2.27%) HP
12 1 (1.14%) Remedy
12 1 (1.14%) Sourcefire
Liverpool, Merseyside
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago