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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 7 2 3
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows 51 73 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 15.69% 17.55% 15.53%
As % of the Operating Systems category 71.83% 62.39% 73.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 35 16
Median daily rate £350 £200 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+75.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £182 £130 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £504 £373 £344
UK excluding London median daily rate £337 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.53% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 5 7
Median hourly rate £13.50 £16.00 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.62% +39.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.20 £10.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.34 £87.60 £15.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-1.61% +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
71 117 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 21.85% 28.13% 21.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 48 24
Median daily rate £350 £200 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+75.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £135 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £380 £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £353 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
+0.71% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 5 7
Median hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £11.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +23.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.15 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.34 £99.45 £15.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- +10.00%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 -6 33 £375 +130.76% 13
Wirral +3 5 £325 - 2
Bootle -3 1 £350 -
Southport - 1 £388 - 3
Birkenhead - 1 £350 - 3
Windows
North West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 41 (46.07%) Microsoft
1 41 (46.07%) Active Directory
2 34 (38.20%) Windows Server 2012
2 34 (38.20%) Windows Server
3 26 (29.21%) Windows Server 2003
4 22 (24.72%) Windows Server 2008
5 20 (22.47%) Linux
6 18 (20.22%) IIS
6 18 (20.22%) Migration
6 18 (20.22%) Hyper-V
7 16 (17.98%) PowerShell
8 15 (16.85%) VMware
8 15 (16.85%) SAN
9 14 (15.73%) DNS
10 12 (13.48%) MySQL
10 12 (13.48%) ITIL
10 12 (13.48%) Puppet
11 11 (12.36%) Java
11 11 (12.36%) PHP
11 11 (12.36%) SQL
11 11 (12.36%) Citrix
11 11 (12.36%) Internet
12 10 (11.24%) Firewall
12 10 (11.24%) Unix
12 10 (11.24%) MS Excel
12 10 (11.24%) MS Exchange
12 10 (11.24%) DHCP
12 10 (11.24%) Finance
12 10 (11.24%) SCCM
13 9 (10.11%) HP

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 18 (20.22%) IIS
2 10 (11.24%) MS Exchange
3 9 (10.11%) Apache
4 8 (8.99%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (8.99%) SharePoint
5 6 (6.74%) SAS
5 6 (6.74%) Tomcat
6 4 (4.49%) Confluence
6 4 (4.49%) JBoss
7 3 (3.37%) Apache Spark
7 3 (3.37%) WebLogic
8 2 (2.25%) Oracle Service Bus
9 1 (1.12%) CMS
9 1 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (1.12%) OpenStack
Applications
1 10 (11.24%) MS Excel
2 6 (6.74%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.12%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 8 (8.99%) IaaS
2 5 (5.62%) PaaS
3 4 (4.49%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (4.49%) Amazon S3
3 4 (4.49%) Office 365
4 3 (3.37%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 3 (3.37%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (3.37%) Amazon EMR
4 3 (3.37%) Amazon Kinesis
4 3 (3.37%) AWS CloudFormation
4 3 (3.37%) AWS CloudTrail
4 3 (3.37%) AWS Lambda
4 3 (3.37%) GitHub
4 3 (3.37%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (3.37%) Route 53
5 2 (2.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 15 (16.85%) SAN
2 14 (15.73%) DNS
3 11 (12.36%) Internet
4 10 (11.24%) DHCP
4 10 (11.24%) Firewall
5 7 (7.87%) WAN
6 6 (6.74%) Remote Desktop
7 4 (4.49%) Intranet
7 4 (4.49%) NAS
7 4 (4.49%) SSL
7 4 (4.49%) TCP/IP
7 4 (4.49%) tcpdump
7 4 (4.49%) Wireshark
8 3 (3.37%) iSCSI
8 3 (3.37%) LAN
8 3 (3.37%) MPLS
8 3 (3.37%) Network Security
8 3 (3.37%) OpenVPN
9 2 (2.25%) Structured Cabling
9 2 (2.25%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (13.48%) MySQL
2 9 (10.11%) SQL Server
3 4 (4.49%) Amazon RDS
3 4 (4.49%) GIS
3 4 (4.49%) SQL Server 2000
3 4 (4.49%) SQL Server 2016
4 3 (3.37%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (3.37%) Apache Hive
4 3 (3.37%) DataStax
4 3 (3.37%) Hadoop
4 3 (3.37%) MS Access
4 3 (3.37%) Oracle ODI
4 3 (3.37%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (3.37%) Relational Database
4 3 (3.37%) SAS Enterprise Miner
5 2 (2.25%) Data Mining
5 2 (2.25%) MongoDB
5 2 (2.25%) NoSQL
5 2 (2.25%) Oracle Database
5 2 (2.25%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (7.87%) JIRA
2 4 (4.49%) Jenkins
3 3 (3.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (3.37%) GitLab
3 3 (3.37%) Subversion
4 1 (1.12%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (1.12%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 10 (11.24%) Finance
2 8 (8.99%) Banking
3 1 (1.12%) Law
3 1 (1.12%) Legal
3 1 (1.12%) Retail
3 1 (1.12%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (22.47%) Analyst
2 9 (10.11%) Architect
2 9 (10.11%) Support Engineer
3 8 (8.99%) Windows Engineer
4 7 (7.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 7 (7.87%) Service Analyst
5 6 (6.74%) Consultant
5 6 (6.74%) Server Engineer
5 6 (6.74%) Service Desk Analyst
6 5 (5.62%) Project Engineer
6 5 (5.62%) Web Engineer
6 5 (5.62%) Web Hosting Engineer
7 4 (4.49%) Incident Analyst
7 4 (4.49%) Security Analyst
7 4 (4.49%) Senior Analyst
7 4 (4.49%) Senior Incident Analyst
7 4 (4.49%) Senior Security Analyst
7 4 (4.49%) Windows Support Engineer
8 3 (3.37%) 1st Line Support
8 3 (3.37%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (10.11%) .NET
2 7 (7.87%) .NET Framework
2 7 (7.87%) LAMP
3 4 (4.49%) JSP
4 3 (3.37%) SAML
4 3 (3.37%) Web Services
5 2 (2.25%) Autofac
5 2 (2.25%) Hibernate
5 2 (2.25%) jQuery
5 2 (2.25%) JSON
5 2 (2.25%) Oracle Fusion
5 2 (2.25%) REST
5 2 (2.25%) SOAP
5 2 (2.25%) Spring
5 2 (2.25%) XML
5 2 (2.25%) XSD
6 1 (1.12%) WAMP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.99%) Data Centre
1 8 (8.99%) NHS
2 7 (7.87%) Clustering
2 7 (7.87%) PMI
3 6 (6.74%) Driving Licence
4 5 (5.62%) Computer Science
5 4 (4.49%) Cyberthreat
6 3 (3.37%) Digital Media
6 3 (3.37%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (3.37%) HACMP
7 2 (2.25%) IBM XIV
7 2 (2.25%) LPAR
7 2 (2.25%) Microsoft Licensing
7 2 (2.25%) Visualisation
8 1 (1.12%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (1.12%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (1.12%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.12%) Public Cloud
8 1 (1.12%) Statistics
8 1 (1.12%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 34 (38.20%) Windows Server
1 34 (38.20%) Windows Server 2012
2 26 (29.21%) Windows Server 2003
3 22 (24.72%) Windows Server 2008
4 20 (22.47%) Linux
5 10 (11.24%) Unix
6 8 (8.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (8.99%) Windows XP
7 5 (5.62%) Windows 7
8 4 (4.49%) Windows 8
9 3 (3.37%) AIX
10 2 (2.25%) HPUX
10 2 (2.25%) Solaris
10 2 (2.25%) Windows 2000
10 2 (2.25%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (1.12%) Apple iOS
11 1 (1.12%) CentOS
11 1 (1.12%) Debian
11 1 (1.12%) Mac OS
11 1 (1.12%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (20.22%) Migration
2 12 (13.48%) ITIL
3 9 (10.11%) Project Management
4 8 (8.99%) Infrastructure Management
4 8 (8.99%) Security Management
5 7 (7.87%) Capacity Management
5 7 (7.87%) PRINCE2
6 6 (6.74%) Information Security
7 5 (5.62%) Converged Infrastructure
8 4 (4.49%) CRM
8 4 (4.49%) Digital Forensics
8 4 (4.49%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (4.49%) Load Balancing
8 4 (4.49%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 3 (3.37%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (3.37%) Configuration Management
9 3 (3.37%) ERP
9 3 (3.37%) Scrum
9 3 (3.37%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (3.37%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 16 (17.98%) PowerShell
2 11 (12.36%) Java
2 11 (12.36%) PHP
2 11 (12.36%) SQL
3 6 (6.74%) JavaScript
4 4 (4.49%) C#
4 4 (4.49%) Python
5 3 (3.37%) Ruby
5 3 (3.37%) Scala
6 2 (2.25%) Bash Shell
6 2 (2.25%) C++
7 1 (1.12%) C
7 1 (1.12%) Korn
7 1 (1.12%) Perl
7 1 (1.12%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.12%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.12%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (7.87%) Degree
1 7 (7.87%) PMI Certification
2 5 (5.62%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (4.49%) CFCE
3 4 (4.49%) EnCE
3 4 (4.49%) GCFA
3 4 (4.49%) GCFE
3 4 (4.49%) GIAC
3 4 (4.49%) MCITP
3 4 (4.49%) MCTS
3 4 (4.49%) RHCE
4 2 (2.25%) CISSP
5 1 (1.12%) CCIE
5 1 (1.12%) CCNA
5 1 (1.12%) CCNP
5 1 (1.12%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.12%) CISM
5 1 (1.12%) MCSE
5 1 (1.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.37%) SLA
2 1 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 17799
2 1 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 41 (46.07%) Active Directory
2 18 (20.22%) Hyper-V
3 8 (8.99%) Microsoft App-V
4 6 (6.74%) vSphere
4 6 (6.74%) XenApp
5 4 (4.49%) UAG
6 3 (3.37%) Squid
7 2 (2.25%) PowerHA
7 2 (2.25%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (2.25%) VMware Infrastructure
8 1 (1.12%) DFS Replication
8 1 (1.12%) Dovecot
8 1 (1.12%) Firmware
8 1 (1.12%) iptables
8 1 (1.12%) KVM
8 1 (1.12%) Sendmail
8 1 (1.12%) vCloud
8 1 (1.12%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (1.12%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 12 (13.48%) Puppet
2 10 (11.24%) SCCM
3 7 (7.87%) Red Hat Satellite
4 5 (5.62%) Microsoft Clustering
4 5 (5.62%) SCOrch
5 4 (4.49%) EnCase
5 4 (4.49%) SCOM
6 3 (3.37%) Nessus
6 3 (3.37%) Oozie
6 3 (3.37%) Rundeck
7 2 (2.25%) Nagios
7 2 (2.25%) SCVMM
7 2 (2.25%) vMotion
8 1 (1.12%) Cacti
8 1 (1.12%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (1.12%) HAProxy
8 1 (1.12%) Legato
8 1 (1.12%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (1.12%) SCSM
8 1 (1.12%) vRealize
Vendors
1 41 (46.07%) Microsoft
2 15 (16.85%) VMware
3 11 (12.36%) Citrix
4 9 (10.11%) HP
5 8 (8.99%) Red Hat
6 7 (7.87%) Brocade
6 7 (7.87%) Oracle
7 4 (4.49%) ArcSight
7 4 (4.49%) Cisco
7 4 (4.49%) Rapid7
7 4 (4.49%) Splunk
8 3 (3.37%) AppDynamics
8 3 (3.37%) Atlassian
8 3 (3.37%) Dell
8 3 (3.37%) Endeca
8 3 (3.37%) F5
8 3 (3.37%) Hortonworks
8 3 (3.37%) IBM
8 3 (3.37%) Qualys
9 2 (2.25%) NETGEAR
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