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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 1 2 2
Rank change year-on-year
+1 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 89 37 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 24.18% 18.50% 20.62%
As % of the Operating Systems category 75.42% 84.09% 63.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 12 21
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.29% +52.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £160 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £411 £473 £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 6 4
Average hourly rate £13.00 £13.25 £16.36
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.88% -19.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.85 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-4.19% +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
118 44 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 32.07% 22.00% 32.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 16 36
Average daily rate £325 £358 £248
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +44.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £200 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £463 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £309
% change year-on-year
+7.93% +1.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 6 4
Average hourly rate £13.00 £13.00 £16.36
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -20.53%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

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 27 March 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 27 March 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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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 +2 61 £250 -37.50% 18
Wirral -4 7 £375 -
St Helens - 1 - -
Birkenhead - - - -
Bootle - - - -
Windows
North West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 61 (43.26%) Microsoft
2 56 (39.72%) Active Directory
3 41 (29.08%) Windows 7
4 39 (27.66%) Windows Server 2008
5 32 (22.70%) DHCP
5 32 (22.70%) Windows Server 2012
6 31 (21.99%) VMware
7 29 (20.57%) DNS
8 27 (19.15%) Hyper-V
8 27 (19.15%) SCCM
9 26 (18.44%) Citrix
9 26 (18.44%) Windows XP
10 24 (17.02%) ITIL
10 24 (17.02%) Windows Server 2003
11 23 (16.31%) MS Office
12 22 (15.60%) IIS
13 20 (14.18%) Microsoft Azure
13 20 (14.18%) Migration
13 20 (14.18%) Clustering
14 19 (13.48%) SharePoint
15 18 (12.77%) MS Excel
15 18 (12.77%) SQL Server
16 17 (12.06%) SAN
17 16 (11.35%) UNIX
18 15 (10.64%) SQL
18 15 (10.64%) HP
19 14 (9.93%) HTTP
20 13 (9.22%) EMC
20 13 (9.22%) TCP/IP
20 13 (9.22%) .NET

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 22 (15.60%) IIS
2 19 (13.48%) SharePoint
3 11 (7.80%) BizTalk Server
4 9 (6.38%) MQSeries
5 7 (4.96%) SharePoint 2010
5 7 (4.96%) MS Exchange
6 4 (2.84%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (2.13%) Lync
7 3 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (1.42%) Office Communications Server
9 1 (0.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.71%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.71%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 23 (16.31%) MS Office
2 18 (12.77%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.71%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.71%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.71%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.71%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 20 (14.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 32 (22.70%) DHCP
2 29 (20.57%) DNS
3 17 (12.06%) SAN
4 14 (9.93%) HTTP
5 13 (9.22%) TCP/IP
6 10 (7.09%) WAN
7 9 (6.38%) LAN
8 8 (5.67%) Firewall
9 6 (4.26%) DMZ
10 4 (2.84%) Internet
10 4 (2.84%) Wireless
10 4 (2.84%) SMTP
10 4 (2.84%) FTP
10 4 (2.84%) SSL
11 2 (1.42%) VLAN
11 2 (1.42%) Cisco ASA
11 2 (1.42%) HSRP
11 2 (1.42%) GLBP
11 2 (1.42%) VPN
11 2 (1.42%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (12.77%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (4.96%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (2.13%) RDBMS
4 3 (2.13%) MySQL
4 3 (2.13%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (2.13%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (2.13%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.71%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.71%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.71%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.71%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 10 (7.09%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (5.67%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.71%) Dreamweaver
3 1 (0.71%) MSI
3 1 (0.71%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.71%) YouTrack
General
1 10 (7.09%) Manufacturing
2 5 (3.55%) Automotive
3 2 (1.42%) Legal
4 1 (0.71%) Banking
4 1 (0.71%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 46 (32.62%) Analyst
2 22 (15.60%) Support Analyst
3 19 (13.48%) Desktop Support
4 14 (9.93%) Support Engineer
5 13 (9.22%) Administrator
6 10 (7.09%) Developer
6 10 (7.09%) Desktop Engineer
7 9 (6.38%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 9 (6.38%) Desktop Analyst
7 9 (6.38%) BizTalk Developer
7 9 (6.38%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 9 (6.38%) IT Support
7 9 (6.38%) Wintel Analyst
8 8 (5.67%) Service Analyst
8 8 (5.67%) Service Desk Analyst
9 6 (4.26%) IT Support Analyst
9 6 (4.26%) Architect
10 5 (3.55%) Applications Developer
10 5 (3.55%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 5 (3.55%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (9.22%) .NET
2 12 (8.51%) ASP.NET
3 10 (7.09%) WCF
3 10 (7.09%) Web Services
3 10 (7.09%) XML
3 10 (7.09%) REST
4 9 (6.38%) MSMQ
5 4 (2.84%) CSS
6 3 (2.13%) Middleware
7 2 (1.42%) Application Packaging
8 1 (0.71%) jQuery
8 1 (0.71%) Yii
8 1 (0.71%) Laravel
8 1 (0.71%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (14.18%) Clustering
2 8 (5.67%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (2.84%) Fat Client
3 4 (2.84%) NHS
3 4 (2.84%) Thin Client
4 3 (2.13%) Blackberry
4 3 (2.13%) Replication
5 2 (1.42%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.71%) CLARiiON
6 1 (0.71%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.71%) iPhone
6 1 (0.71%) iPad
6 1 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 41 (29.08%) Windows 7
2 39 (27.66%) Windows Server 2008
3 32 (22.70%) Windows Server 2012
4 26 (18.44%) Windows XP
5 24 (17.02%) Windows Server 2003
6 16 (11.35%) UNIX
7 9 (6.38%) VMS
7 9 (6.38%) Windows 8
8 8 (5.67%) Linux
8 8 (5.67%) Windows 2000
9 4 (2.84%) OpenVMS
10 1 (0.71%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.71%) Android
10 1 (0.71%) AIX
10 1 (0.71%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.71%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.71%) BlackBerry OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (17.02%) ITIL
2 20 (14.18%) Migration
3 13 (9.22%) Stakeholder Management
4 11 (7.80%) High Availability
5 10 (7.09%) Performance Tuning
6 9 (6.38%) Web Application Development
6 9 (6.38%) Release Management
6 9 (6.38%) OOP
6 9 (6.38%) OO
7 8 (5.67%) SOA
7 8 (5.67%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (5.67%) Disaster Recovery
7 8 (5.67%) Infrastructure Management
8 7 (4.96%) Configuration Management
9 4 (2.84%) Project Management
9 4 (2.84%) Root Cause Analysis
9 4 (2.84%) Content Management
10 3 (2.13%) Continuous Improvement
10 3 (2.13%) ERP
10 3 (2.13%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 15 (10.64%) SQL
2 10 (7.09%) XQuery
2 10 (7.09%) XPath
3 9 (6.38%) C#
4 7 (4.96%) PowerShell
5 4 (2.84%) JavaScript
5 4 (2.84%) AWK
6 1 (0.71%) PHP
Qualifications
1 12 (8.51%) Security Cleared
2 7 (4.96%) SC Cleared
2 7 (4.96%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (4.26%) ITIL Certification
4 5 (3.55%) MCP
5 3 (2.13%) Citrix Certification
6 2 (1.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (1.42%) MCSE
7 1 (0.71%) MCSA
7 1 (0.71%) CCNA
7 1 (0.71%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.38%) SLA
2 1 (0.71%) QA
System Software
1 56 (39.72%) Active Directory
2 27 (19.15%) Hyper-V
3 12 (8.51%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (6.38%) VMware ESX
5 7 (4.96%) DFS Replication
6 6 (4.26%) Firmware
7 4 (2.84%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (2.13%) XenApp
8 3 (2.13%) Terminal Services
8 3 (2.13%) VMware Workstation
9 2 (1.42%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.71%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 27 (19.15%) SCCM
2 6 (4.26%) SCOM
2 6 (4.26%) SCVMM
3 5 (3.55%) SCOrch
4 3 (2.13%) WSUS
5 2 (1.42%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (1.42%) OpenView
6 1 (0.71%) MOM
6 1 (0.71%) Netcool
6 1 (0.71%) Netcool/OMNIbus
6 1 (0.71%) Puppet
6 1 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.71%) Salt
Vendors
1 61 (43.26%) Microsoft
2 31 (21.99%) VMware
3 26 (18.44%) Citrix
4 15 (10.64%) HP
5 13 (9.22%) EMC
6 12 (8.51%) Remedy
7 7 (4.96%) Dell
7 7 (4.96%) Cisco
7 7 (4.96%) IBM
8 4 (2.84%) Oracle
9 3 (2.13%) NetApp
10 2 (1.42%) BMC
10 2 (1.42%) SAP
10 2 (1.42%) McAfee
11 1 (0.71%) TOWER Software
11 1 (0.71%) AppSense
11 1 (0.71%) Computacenter
11 1 (0.71%) Zend
11 1 (0.71%) SolarWinds
11 1 (0.71%) F5
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