Period
to 19 June 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Merseyside with a requirement for Windows Server skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows Server over the 6 months to 19 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Windows Server
North West > Merseyside
6 months to
19 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 24 31 28
Rank change year-on-year +7 -3 -5
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 23 34 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 5.00% 5.25% 5.17%
As % of the Operating Systems category 26.74% 24.29% 22.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 18 15
Merseyside median daily rate £225 £305 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.23% -18.67% +41.51%
10th Percentile £128 £209 £244
90th Percentile £423 £375 £423
North West median daily rate £350 £321 £370
% change year-on-year +9.03% -13.24% +27.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 2
Merseyside median hourly rate - £12.50 £12.50
North West median hourly rate £26.25 £15.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +69.35% -22.50% +33.33%

Windows Server is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Merseyside with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Merseyside
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 86 140 149
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 18.70% 21.60% 22.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 92 64
Merseyside median daily rate £375 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -6.25% +33.33%
10th Percentile £126 £156 £263
90th Percentile £538 £488 £509
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 20
Merseyside median hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.57% +7.69% -7.14%
10th Percentile £13.35 £11.10 £10.48
90th Percentile £17.83 £16.35 £15.23
North West median hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -

Windows Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

Job postings citing Windows Server as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Merseyside.

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server in Merseyside

Windows Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows Server in Merseyside.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server in Merseyside

Windows Server
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server in Merseyside over the 6 months to 19 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows Server in Merseyside

Windows Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server in Merseyside

Windows Server
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 Server within the Merseyside region over the 6 months to 19 June 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool +7 16 £225 -25.00% 7
Wirral - 4 £163 -
Windows Server
North West

For the 6 months to 19 June 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Merseyside region with a requirement for Windows Server.

1 23 (100.00%) Windows
2 13 (56.52%) Active Directory
3 9 (39.13%) SQL
4 8 (34.78%) Hyper-V
5 7 (30.43%) SQL Server
6 6 (26.09%) Citrix
6 6 (26.09%) Firewall
6 6 (26.09%) XenApp
6 6 (26.09%) Application Packaging
6 6 (26.09%) Microsoft App-V
6 6 (26.09%) Clustering
6 6 (26.09%) NetScaler
6 6 (26.09%) Failover Clustering
7 5 (21.74%) Infrastructure Management
8 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (17.39%) Security Patching
8 4 (17.39%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (17.39%) Project Management
8 4 (17.39%) PowerShell
8 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (17.39%) Finance
8 4 (17.39%) Veritas
9 3 (13.04%) Migration
9 3 (13.04%) IIS
9 3 (13.04%) TCP/IP
9 3 (13.04%) NetBackup
9 3 (13.04%) Office 365
10 2 (8.70%) Software Deployment
10 2 (8.70%) Open Source
10 2 (8.70%) Capacity Management

Windows Server
Co-occurring 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 3 (13.04%) IIS
2 2 (8.70%) IBM Notes
3 1 (4.35%) Confluence
3 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.04%) Office 365
2 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (26.09%) Firewall
1 6 (26.09%) NetScaler
2 3 (13.04%) TCP/IP
3 2 (8.70%) SAN
4 1 (4.35%) FTP
4 1 (4.35%) HTTP
4 1 (4.35%) NAS
4 1 (4.35%) SMTP
4 1 (4.35%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (30.43%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) JIRA
General
1 4 (17.39%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (34.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (26.09%) Citrix Engineer
3 4 (17.39%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (17.39%) Server Engineer
3 4 (17.39%) Wintel Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) Network Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Services Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) IT Support
5 2 (8.70%) IT Support Technician
5 2 (8.70%) Lotus Notes Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Lotus Notes Support
5 2 (8.70%) Migration Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) NetBackup Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Security Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Support Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Support Technician
5 2 (8.70%) Veritas Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (26.09%) Clustering
2 1 (4.35%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 23 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (8.70%) Linux
4 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (26.09%) Application Packaging
2 5 (21.74%) Infrastructure Management
3 4 (17.39%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (17.39%) Project Management
3 4 (17.39%) Security Patching
4 3 (13.04%) Migration
5 2 (8.70%) Capacity Management
5 2 (8.70%) Data Deduplication
5 2 (8.70%) Hardware Maintenance
5 2 (8.70%) Open Source
5 2 (8.70%) Performance Analysis
5 2 (8.70%) Software Deployment
5 2 (8.70%) Task Automation
6 1 (4.35%) Change Management
6 1 (4.35%) Converged Infrastructure
6 1 (4.35%) Data Management
6 1 (4.35%) Facilities Management
6 1 (4.35%) ITIL V3
6 1 (4.35%) Proactive Monitoring
6 1 (4.35%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 9 (39.13%) SQL
2 4 (17.39%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
1 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 13 (56.52%) Active Directory
2 8 (34.78%) Hyper-V
3 6 (26.09%) Microsoft App-V
3 6 (26.09%) XenApp
4 1 (4.35%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (4.35%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (26.09%) Failover Clustering
2 3 (13.04%) NetBackup
3 1 (4.35%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (4.35%) Nagios
3 1 (4.35%) SCCM
3 1 (4.35%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (26.09%) Citrix
2 4 (17.39%) Veritas
3 2 (8.70%) Lotus
3 2 (8.70%) VMware
4 1 (4.35%) 3PAR
4 1 (4.35%) Cisco
4 1 (4.35%) HP
4 1 (4.35%) McAfee
4 1 (4.35%) Microsoft