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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 8 2 5
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +3
Contract jobs citing Windows 47 63 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 14.37% 16.41% 12.17%
As % of the Operating Systems category 67.14% 61.17% 71.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 26 8
Median daily rate £325 £220 £163
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.72% +35.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £135 £107
10% offered a daily rate of more than £507 £338 £359
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 7 7
Median hourly rate £13.00 £15.00 £11.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +26.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.56 £10.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.34 £17.09 £15.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £15.50 £14.84
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +4.44%
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
70 103 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 21.41% 26.82% 16.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 38 16
Median daily rate £350 £220 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+59.09% -12.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £135 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £350 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £348 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.31% +13.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 7 7
Median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £12.49
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +20.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.68 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.34 £18.46 £15.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £16.20 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +8.00%

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 25 June 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 25 June 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 -5 33 £363 +68.60% 14
Wirral +2 6 £325 - 1
Southport - 2 £338 - 2
Windows
North West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 39 (40.21%) Active Directory
2 34 (35.05%) Microsoft
2 34 (35.05%) Windows Server
3 27 (27.84%) Windows Server 2012
4 25 (25.77%) Windows Server 2003
5 24 (24.74%) Windows Server 2008
6 22 (22.68%) Linux
7 18 (18.56%) PowerShell
8 17 (17.53%) Migration
8 17 (17.53%) SAN
8 17 (17.53%) IIS
9 16 (16.49%) ITIL
10 14 (14.43%) SQL
10 14 (14.43%) JIRA
11 13 (13.40%) Citrix
11 13 (13.40%) Hyper-V
12 12 (12.37%) Puppet
12 12 (12.37%) Data Centre
12 12 (12.37%) DNS
12 12 (12.37%) Java
12 12 (12.37%) MySQL
12 12 (12.37%) Finance
13 11 (11.34%) VMware
13 11 (11.34%) HP
13 11 (11.34%) Project Management
13 11 (11.34%) Infrastructure Management
14 10 (10.31%) IaaS
14 10 (10.31%) Windows XP
14 10 (10.31%) MS Exchange
14 10 (10.31%) WAN

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 (17.53%) IIS
2 10 (10.31%) MS Exchange
3 9 (9.28%) Apache
4 8 (8.25%) SharePoint
5 7 (7.22%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (6.19%) Confluence
6 6 (6.19%) Tomcat
7 4 (4.12%) JBoss
7 4 (4.12%) SAS
8 3 (3.09%) Apache Pig
8 3 (3.09%) Apache Spark
8 3 (3.09%) WebLogic
9 2 (2.06%) Oracle Service Bus
10 1 (1.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (1.03%) CMS
10 1 (1.03%) OpenStack
Applications
1 7 (7.22%) MS Excel
2 5 (5.15%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.03%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (1.03%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 10 (10.31%) IaaS
2 7 (7.22%) PaaS
3 4 (4.12%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (4.12%) Amazon S3
4 3 (3.09%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 3 (3.09%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (3.09%) Amazon EMR
4 3 (3.09%) Amazon Kinesis
4 3 (3.09%) AWS CloudFormation
4 3 (3.09%) AWS CloudTrail
4 3 (3.09%) AWS Lambda
4 3 (3.09%) GitHub
4 3 (3.09%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (3.09%) Route 53
5 2 (2.06%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (1.03%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (17.53%) SAN
2 12 (12.37%) DNS
3 10 (10.31%) WAN
4 9 (9.28%) Internet
5 8 (8.25%) DHCP
5 8 (8.25%) Remote Desktop
6 7 (7.22%) Firewall
7 6 (6.19%) TCP/IP
8 5 (5.15%) Intranet
9 4 (4.12%) NAS
9 4 (4.12%) SSL
9 4 (4.12%) tcpdump
9 4 (4.12%) Wireshark
10 3 (3.09%) LAN
10 3 (3.09%) OpenVPN
11 2 (2.06%) HTTP
11 2 (2.06%) SMTP
11 2 (2.06%) VPN
11 2 (2.06%) Wireless
12 1 (1.03%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (12.37%) MySQL
2 8 (8.25%) SQL Server
3 6 (6.19%) Apache Hive
3 6 (6.19%) Hadoop
4 4 (4.12%) Amazon RDS
4 4 (4.12%) GIS
5 3 (3.09%) Apache Cassandra
5 3 (3.09%) Big Data
5 3 (3.09%) DataStax
5 3 (3.09%) MS Access
5 3 (3.09%) Oracle ODI
5 3 (3.09%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (3.09%) Relational Database
5 3 (3.09%) SAS Enterprise Miner
5 3 (3.09%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (2.06%) MongoDB
6 2 (2.06%) NoSQL
6 2 (2.06%) Oracle Database
6 2 (2.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (2.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 14 (14.43%) JIRA
2 7 (7.22%) Jenkins
3 6 (6.19%) Subversion
4 3 (3.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (3.09%) Bugzilla
4 3 (3.09%) Git (software)
4 3 (3.09%) GitLab
4 3 (3.09%) Hudson
5 1 (1.03%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (1.03%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 12 (12.37%) Finance
2 10 (10.31%) Banking
3 3 (3.09%) Retail
4 2 (2.06%) Law
5 1 (1.03%) Back Office
5 1 (1.03%) Local Government
5 1 (1.03%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 19 (19.59%) Analyst
2 11 (11.34%) Architect
3 10 (10.31%) Windows Engineer
4 9 (9.28%) Consultant
4 9 (9.28%) Support Engineer
5 7 (7.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (7.22%) Server Engineer
5 7 (7.22%) Service Analyst
5 7 (7.22%) Service Desk Analyst
6 6 (6.19%) Security Consultant
7 5 (5.15%) Field Engineer
7 5 (5.15%) Project Engineer
7 5 (5.15%) Web Engineer
7 5 (5.15%) Web Hosting Engineer
7 5 (5.15%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (5.15%) Windows Server Engineer
8 4 (4.12%) Incident Analyst
8 4 (4.12%) Infrastructure Architect
8 4 (4.12%) Senior Incident Analyst
8 4 (4.12%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.22%) .NET
1 7 (7.22%) .NET Framework
1 7 (7.22%) LAMP
2 5 (5.15%) Hibernate
2 5 (5.15%) Spring
3 4 (4.12%) JSP
4 3 (3.09%) HTML
4 3 (3.09%) HTML5
4 3 (3.09%) SAML
4 3 (3.09%) Struts
5 2 (2.06%) Autofac
5 2 (2.06%) jQuery
5 2 (2.06%) JSON
5 2 (2.06%) Oracle Fusion
5 2 (2.06%) REST
5 2 (2.06%) SOAP
5 2 (2.06%) Web Services
5 2 (2.06%) XML
5 2 (2.06%) XSD
6 1 (1.03%) WAMP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (12.37%) Data Centre
2 8 (8.25%) NHS
3 7 (7.22%) Computer Science
3 7 (7.22%) PMI
4 6 (6.19%) Driving Licence
5 5 (5.15%) Clustering
5 5 (5.15%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (4.12%) Cyberthreat
6 4 (4.12%) FMCG
7 3 (3.09%) EPoS
7 3 (3.09%) HACMP
7 3 (3.09%) Wiki
8 2 (2.06%) IBM XIV
8 2 (2.06%) LPAR
8 2 (2.06%) Visualisation
9 1 (1.03%) Digital Media
9 1 (1.03%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (1.03%) FlexPod
9 1 (1.03%) iPad
9 1 (1.03%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 34 (35.05%) Windows Server
2 27 (27.84%) Windows Server 2012
3 25 (25.77%) Windows Server 2003
4 24 (24.74%) Windows Server 2008
5 22 (22.68%) Linux
6 10 (10.31%) Windows XP
7 9 (9.28%) Unix
8 8 (8.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (5.15%) Windows 7
10 4 (4.12%) Android
10 4 (4.12%) Apple iOS
11 3 (3.09%) AIX
11 3 (3.09%) Windows 10
12 2 (2.06%) HPUX
12 2 (2.06%) Solaris
13 1 (1.03%) Debian
13 1 (1.03%) Ubuntu
13 1 (1.03%) Windows 2000
13 1 (1.03%) Windows 8
13 1 (1.03%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (17.53%) Migration
2 16 (16.49%) ITIL
3 11 (11.34%) Infrastructure Management
3 11 (11.34%) Project Management
4 10 (10.31%) Information Security
5 7 (7.22%) Capacity Management
5 7 (7.22%) Converged Infrastructure
5 7 (7.22%) Disaster Recovery
5 7 (7.22%) PRINCE2
5 7 (7.22%) Security Management
6 6 (6.19%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (6.19%) MapReduce
6 6 (6.19%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (4.12%) Digital Forensics
7 4 (4.12%) Mobile Device Management
7 4 (4.12%) Penetration Testing
7 4 (4.12%) Risk Management
7 4 (4.12%) Vulnerability Management
7 4 (4.12%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 3 (3.09%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 18 (18.56%) PowerShell
2 14 (14.43%) SQL
3 12 (12.37%) Java
4 9 (9.28%) PHP
5 4 (4.12%) C#
5 4 (4.12%) JavaScript
5 4 (4.12%) Python
5 4 (4.12%) Shell Script
6 3 (3.09%) Ruby
6 3 (3.09%) Scala
7 2 (2.06%) Bash Shell
7 2 (2.06%) C++
8 1 (1.03%) C
8 1 (1.03%) Korn
8 1 (1.03%) Perl
8 1 (1.03%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.03%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (10.31%) Degree
2 7 (7.22%) PMI Certification
3 6 (6.19%) CISSP
4 5 (5.15%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (4.12%) CFCE
5 4 (4.12%) CISM
5 4 (4.12%) EnCE
5 4 (4.12%) GCFA
5 4 (4.12%) GCFE
5 4 (4.12%) GIAC
5 4 (4.12%) MCITP
5 4 (4.12%) MCTS
5 4 (4.12%) RHCE
6 1 (1.03%) CCIE
6 1 (1.03%) CCNA
6 1 (1.03%) CCNP
6 1 (1.03%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.03%) MCDST
6 1 (1.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 39 (40.21%) Active Directory
2 13 (13.40%) Hyper-V
3 9 (9.28%) Microsoft App-V
4 8 (8.25%) XenApp
5 4 (4.12%) UAG
6 3 (3.09%) HDFS
6 3 (3.09%) Squid
6 3 (3.09%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (2.06%) PowerHA
7 2 (2.06%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (2.06%) vSphere
8 1 (1.03%) DFS Replication
8 1 (1.03%) Dovecot
8 1 (1.03%) Firmware
8 1 (1.03%) iptables
8 1 (1.03%) KVM
8 1 (1.03%) Sendmail
8 1 (1.03%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 12 (12.37%) Puppet
2 8 (8.25%) SCCM
3 7 (7.22%) Red Hat Satellite
3 7 (7.22%) SCOrch
4 6 (6.19%) SCOM
5 5 (5.15%) Microsoft Clustering
6 4 (4.12%) EnCase
6 4 (4.12%) Nagios
7 3 (3.09%) EdgeSight
7 3 (3.09%) Nessus
7 3 (3.09%) Oozie
7 3 (3.09%) Rundeck
8 2 (2.06%) Legato
8 2 (2.06%) SCVMM
9 1 (1.03%) Ansible
9 1 (1.03%) Backup Exec
9 1 (1.03%) Cisco CUCM
9 1 (1.03%) EMC NetWorker
9 1 (1.03%) HAProxy
9 1 (1.03%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 34 (35.05%) Microsoft
2 13 (13.40%) Citrix
3 11 (11.34%) HP
3 11 (11.34%) VMware
4 8 (8.25%) Red Hat
5 7 (7.22%) Brocade
5 7 (7.22%) Oracle
6 5 (5.15%) Cisco
7 4 (4.12%) ArcSight
7 4 (4.12%) Rapid7
7 4 (4.12%) Splunk
8 3 (3.09%) AppDynamics
8 3 (3.09%) Atlassian
8 3 (3.09%) Endeca
8 3 (3.09%) F5
8 3 (3.09%) Hortonworks
8 3 (3.09%) NetApp
8 3 (3.09%) Qualys
9 2 (2.06%) IBM
9 2 (2.06%) Wincor Nixdorf
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