The first table below looks at the demand 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 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Wirral region.

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 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 2 4 4
Rank change year-on-year
+2 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 1 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Wirral 25.00% 8.33% 20.00%
As % of the Operating Systems category 100.00% 100.00% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £305 £318
% change year-on-year
-1.63% -3.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £18.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -6.25%
Operating Systems Category
Wirral
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
1 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Wirral 25.00% 8.33% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
- -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £18.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows
Merseyside

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 8 Related IT Skills in the Wirral

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, 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 3 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 3 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (66.67%) Incident Management
2 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) MS Office
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL
3 1 (33.33%) Migration
3 1 (33.33%) Application Packaging

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in the Wirral by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, 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.

Applications
1 2 (66.67%) MS Office
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Service Desk Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Service Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Support Technician
2 1 (33.33%) Desktop Support
2 1 (33.33%) Desktop Support Technician
2 1 (33.33%) Desktop Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Application Packaging
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 3 (100.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Incident Management
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory