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 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 5 1 2
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Wirral 14.89% 40.00% 14.29%
As % of the Operating Systems category 46.67% 100.00% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£375 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £15.75 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.85 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-4.19% +3.33%
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
15 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Wirral 31.91% 40.00% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 0
Average daily rate £425 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £309
% change year-on-year
+7.93% +1.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £15.75 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

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
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 27 March 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 17 (60.71%) Active Directory
2 14 (50.00%) ITIL
2 14 (50.00%) Hyper-V
3 11 (39.29%) DHCP
3 11 (39.29%) Clustering
4 10 (35.71%) HP
4 10 (35.71%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (32.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (32.14%) SCCM
6 8 (28.57%) SAN
6 8 (28.57%) UNIX
6 8 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
7 7 (25.00%) High Availability
7 7 (25.00%) SharePoint
7 7 (25.00%) DNS
7 7 (25.00%) Remedy
7 7 (25.00%) Migration
8 6 (21.43%) VMware
8 6 (21.43%) SLA
8 6 (21.43%) IBM
8 6 (21.43%) EMC
9 5 (17.86%) Microsoft
9 5 (17.86%) TCP/IP
9 5 (17.86%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (17.86%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (14.29%) PowerShell
10 4 (14.29%) Windows 7
10 4 (14.29%) SCOM
10 4 (14.29%) Citrix
10 4 (14.29%) Configuration Management

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in the Wirral by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 7 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.57%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.57%) Lync
2 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.57%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (7.14%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (39.29%) DHCP
2 8 (28.57%) SAN
3 7 (25.00%) DNS
4 5 (17.86%) TCP/IP
5 3 (10.71%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) MySQL
1 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) TeamCity
1 1 (3.57%) YouTrack
General
1 1 (3.57%) Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (46.43%) Analyst
2 7 (25.00%) Wintel Analyst
3 5 (17.86%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 4 (14.29%) Wintel Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) Project Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Server Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Support Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Wintel Server Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) 2nd Line Support
7 1 (3.57%) Project Leader
7 1 (3.57%) Project Coordinator
7 1 (3.57%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Desktop Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Automation Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) PHP MySQL Developer
7 1 (3.57%) Cloud Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) 1st Line Support
7 1 (3.57%) Support Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) HTML
1 1 (3.57%) CSS
1 1 (3.57%) jQuery
1 1 (3.57%) Yii
1 1 (3.57%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 11 (39.29%) Clustering
2 1 (3.57%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 10 (35.71%) Windows Server 2008
2 9 (32.14%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (28.57%) UNIX
4 5 (17.86%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (14.29%) Windows 7
6 3 (10.71%) Windows 2000
6 3 (10.71%) Windows XP
7 1 (3.57%) Linux
7 1 (3.57%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (50.00%) ITIL
2 7 (25.00%) Migration
2 7 (25.00%) High Availability
3 5 (17.86%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (14.29%) Configuration Management
5 3 (10.71%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (10.71%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (3.57%) MVC
6 1 (3.57%) Workflow
6 1 (3.57%) People Management
6 1 (3.57%) Project Management
6 1 (3.57%) OOP
6 1 (3.57%) OO
6 1 (3.57%) TDD
6 1 (3.57%) Matrix Management
6 1 (3.57%) Unit Testing
6 1 (3.57%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (3.57%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.29%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.57%) JavaScript
2 1 (3.57%) PHP
2 1 (3.57%) AWK
Qualifications
1 1 (3.57%) MCSE
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (21.43%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (60.71%) Active Directory
2 14 (50.00%) Hyper-V
3 3 (10.71%) DFS Replication
3 3 (10.71%) Firmware
4 1 (3.57%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 9 (32.14%) SCCM
2 4 (14.29%) SCOM
3 3 (10.71%) SCVMM
4 2 (7.14%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 10 (35.71%) HP
2 7 (25.00%) Remedy
3 6 (21.43%) VMware
3 6 (21.43%) EMC
3 6 (21.43%) IBM
4 5 (17.86%) Microsoft
5 4 (14.29%) Citrix
6 3 (10.71%) Dell
7 1 (3.57%) SAP
7 1 (3.57%) Cisco
7 1 (3.57%) Zend