The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Wirral region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 3 1 2
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows 19 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Wirral 34.55% 40.00% 28.57%
As % of the Operating Systems category 82.61% 100.00% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 0
Average daily rate
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£208 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £290 £310
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.15
% change year-on-year
- -7.12%
Windows
Merseyside

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Wirral region.

Operating Systems Category
Wirral
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
23 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Wirral 41.82% 40.00% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 0 0
Average daily rate £245 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £308 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.31% -5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.67 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+4.45% -14.28%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in the Wirral

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the Wirral region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in the Wirral

Windows
Daily Rate Trend in the Wirral

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows across the Wirral region.

Windows Daily Rate Trend in the Wirral

Windows
Daily Rate Histogram in the Wirral

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Wirral region over the 3 months to 23 January 2015.

Windows Daily Rate Histogram in the Wirral

Windows
Hourly Rate Trend in the Wirral

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the Wirral region.

Windows Hourly Rate Trend in the Wirral

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Wirral

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Wirral 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 16 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 14 (50.00%) Hyper-V
3 13 (46.43%) ITIL
4 12 (42.86%) DHCP
4 12 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (35.71%) Clustering
6 9 (32.14%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (32.14%) HP
7 8 (28.57%) DNS
7 8 (28.57%) UNIX
7 8 (28.57%) SCCM
8 7 (25.00%) Migration
8 7 (25.00%) VMware
8 7 (25.00%) High Availability
8 7 (25.00%) SAN
8 7 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (21.43%) Remedy
9 6 (21.43%) TCP/IP
9 6 (21.43%) SharePoint
9 6 (21.43%) Microsoft Azure
10 5 (17.86%) SLA
10 5 (17.86%) IBM
10 5 (17.86%) Microsoft
10 5 (17.86%) EMC
10 5 (17.86%) Configuration Management
11 4 (14.29%) Citrix
11 4 (14.29%) SCOM
11 4 (14.29%) Windows 7
11 4 (14.29%) PowerShell
12 3 (10.71%) SCVMM

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in the Wirral by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Wirral 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 6 (21.43%) SharePoint
2 2 (7.14%) IIS
3 1 (3.57%) Lync
3 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.57%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (10.71%) MS Office
2 1 (3.57%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 6 (21.43%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (42.86%) DHCP
2 8 (28.57%) DNS
3 7 (25.00%) SAN
4 6 (21.43%) TCP/IP
5 3 (10.71%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database
1 1 (3.57%) MySQL
1 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) TeamCity
1 1 (3.57%) YouTrack
Job Titles
1 14 (50.00%) Analyst
2 7 (25.00%) Wintel Analyst
3 5 (17.86%) Wintel Engineer
3 5 (17.86%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) Wintel Server Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Project Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) Server Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Support Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Project Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Desktop Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Cloud Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Automation Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) PHP MySQL Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Desktop Support
6 1 (3.57%) Developer
6 1 (3.57%) 1st Line Support
6 1 (3.57%) Support Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) Laravel
1 1 (3.57%) Yii
1 1 (3.57%) CSS
1 1 (3.57%) HTML
1 1 (3.57%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 10 (35.71%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 12 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
2 9 (32.14%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (28.57%) UNIX
4 7 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (14.29%) Windows 7
6 3 (10.71%) Windows XP
6 3 (10.71%) Windows 2000
7 2 (7.14%) Linux
8 1 (3.57%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (46.43%) ITIL
2 7 (25.00%) Migration
2 7 (25.00%) High Availability
3 5 (17.86%) Configuration Management
4 3 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (10.71%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (10.71%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (7.14%) Project Management
6 1 (3.57%) Data Migration
6 1 (3.57%) People Management
6 1 (3.57%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (3.57%) PRINCE2
6 1 (3.57%) OOP
6 1 (3.57%) OO
6 1 (3.57%) MVC
6 1 (3.57%) Workflow
6 1 (3.57%) Service Delivery
6 1 (3.57%) TDD
6 1 (3.57%) Matrix Management
6 1 (3.57%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.29%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.57%) AWK
2 1 (3.57%) JavaScript
2 1 (3.57%) PHP
2 1 (3.57%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (3.57%) MCSE
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (3.57%) PMP
1 1 (3.57%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (17.86%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 14 (50.00%) Hyper-V
3 3 (10.71%) DFS Replication
3 3 (10.71%) Firmware
4 2 (7.14%) VMware ESX
5 1 (3.57%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 8 (28.57%) SCCM
2 4 (14.29%) SCOM
3 3 (10.71%) SCVMM
4 2 (7.14%) SCOrch
5 1 (3.57%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 9 (32.14%) HP
2 7 (25.00%) VMware
3 6 (21.43%) Remedy
4 5 (17.86%) IBM
4 5 (17.86%) Microsoft
4 5 (17.86%) EMC
5 4 (14.29%) Citrix
6 3 (10.71%) Dell
7 2 (7.14%) SAP
8 1 (3.57%) Oracle
8 1 (3.57%) Cisco
8 1 (3.57%) Zend
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