Period
to 20 January 2019

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 20 January 2019 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
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 19 27 24
Rank change year-on-year +8 -3 +6
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 33 21 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 6.65% 4.71% 6.02%
As % of the Operating Systems category 36.26% 21.43% 29.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 10 21
Merseyside median daily rate £300 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.69% -7.14% -7.89%
10th Percentile £155 £191 £310
90th Percentile £426 £389 £406
North West median daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +3.57% +7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Merseyside median hourly rate - £13.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -18.75% +6.67%
North West median hourly rate £16.88 £17.00 £19.08
% change year-on-year -0.74% -10.90% +12.24%

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 91 98 117
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 18.35% 21.97% 20.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 59 81
Merseyside median daily rate £363 £352 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.98% -6.13% -
10th Percentile £125 £120 £240
90th Percentile £552 £540 £571
North West median daily rate £375 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 7
Merseyside median hourly rate £16.00 £13.38 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.63% -16.41% +6.67%
10th Percentile £13.13 £12.20 £14.70
90th Percentile £18.00 £19.75 £19.27
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £17.43 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.40% +8.94% -5.88%

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 20 January 2019.

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 20 January 2019. 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 +9 30 £325 - 5
Wirral - 2 £163 -
Windows Server
North West

For the 6 months to 20 January 2019, 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 33 (100.00%) Windows
2 19 (57.58%) Active Directory
3 14 (42.42%) Office 365
4 13 (39.39%) Windows 10
4 13 (39.39%) SQL Server
5 10 (30.30%) GxP
5 10 (30.30%) Acronis
6 9 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (27.27%) SQL
7 7 (21.21%) ITIL
7 7 (21.21%) Finance
7 7 (21.21%) Release Management
8 6 (18.18%) Test Scripting
8 6 (18.18%) SQL Server 2012
8 6 (18.18%) Service Management
8 6 (18.18%) ITSM
8 6 (18.18%) Citrix
8 6 (18.18%) Microsoft
8 6 (18.18%) Apache
8 6 (18.18%) Tomcat
8 6 (18.18%) SQL Server 2014
8 6 (18.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 5 (15.15%) SOAP
9 5 (15.15%) VMware
10 4 (12.12%) HP
10 4 (12.12%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (12.12%) HPUX
10 4 (12.12%) Linux
10 4 (12.12%) DNS
10 4 (12.12%) Microsoft Azure

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 6 (18.18%) Apache
1 6 (18.18%) Tomcat
2 3 (9.09%) MS Exchange
3 2 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (6.06%) IIS
4 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (3.03%) IBM Notes
4 1 (3.03%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.03%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 14 (42.42%) Office 365
2 4 (12.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.12%) DNS
2 3 (9.09%) DHCP
3 2 (6.06%) ATM
3 2 (6.06%) Firewall
3 2 (6.06%) Internet
3 2 (6.06%) SAN
4 1 (3.03%) LAN
4 1 (3.03%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.03%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (39.39%) SQL Server
2 6 (18.18%) SQL Server 2012
2 6 (18.18%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (6.06%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (3.03%) Informix
4 1 (3.03%) InterSystems Cache
4 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (6.06%) JIRA
2 1 (3.03%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.03%) Maven
General
1 7 (21.21%) Finance
2 4 (12.12%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (9.09%) Banking
4 2 (6.06%) Legal
4 2 (6.06%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 11 (33.33%) Analyst
2 10 (30.30%) Support Engineer
3 6 (18.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (15.15%) Applications Support
5 4 (12.12%) Applications Support Analyst
5 4 (12.12%) Support Analyst
6 3 (9.09%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 3 (9.09%) Windows Support Analyst
7 2 (6.06%) Documentation Engineer
7 2 (6.06%) Technical Manager
7 2 (6.06%) Technical Test Manager
7 2 (6.06%) Test Manager
8 1 (3.03%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 1 (3.03%) Developer
8 1 (3.03%) DevOps Developer
8 1 (3.03%) Infrastructure Support
8 1 (3.03%) IT Support Engineer
8 1 (3.03%) Lotus Notes Engineer
8 1 (3.03%) Network Engineer
8 1 (3.03%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (15.15%) SOAP
2 2 (6.06%) JSP
3 1 (3.03%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.03%) Clustering
1 1 (3.03%) e-Learning
1 1 (3.03%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 33 (100.00%) Windows
2 13 (39.39%) Windows 10
3 9 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (12.12%) HPUX
4 4 (12.12%) Linux
5 3 (9.09%) Unix
5 3 (9.09%) Windows 7
6 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (3.03%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (21.21%) ITIL
1 7 (21.21%) Release Management
2 6 (18.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 6 (18.18%) ITSM
2 6 (18.18%) Service Management
2 6 (18.18%) Test Scripting
3 3 (9.09%) ITIL V3
3 3 (9.09%) Mobile Device Management
4 2 (6.06%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (6.06%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (6.06%) Defect Management
4 2 (6.06%) Line Management
4 2 (6.06%) Migration
4 2 (6.06%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 2 (6.06%) Problem-Solving
4 2 (6.06%) Resource Management
4 2 (6.06%) SDLC
4 2 (6.06%) Strategic Thinking
4 2 (6.06%) Test Planning
4 2 (6.06%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 9 (27.27%) SQL
2 2 (6.06%) T-SQL
3 1 (3.03%) MUMPS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (30.30%) GxP
2 1 (3.03%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (57.58%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.06%) Hyper-V
2 2 (6.06%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (6.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (6.06%) XenApp
3 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (3.03%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (3.03%) VMware Workstation
3 1 (3.03%) XenDesktop
3 1 (3.03%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (9.09%) SCCM
2 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (3.03%) Nagios
2 1 (3.03%) OpenView
2 1 (3.03%) OVSD
2 1 (3.03%) SCOM
2 1 (3.03%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (3.03%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 10 (30.30%) Acronis
2 6 (18.18%) Citrix
2 6 (18.18%) Microsoft
3 5 (15.15%) VMware
4 4 (12.12%) HP
5 3 (9.09%) Oracle
6 2 (6.06%) NetApp
7 1 (3.03%) Brocade
7 1 (3.03%) Cisco
7 1 (3.03%) Ivanti
7 1 (3.03%) Lotus
7 1 (3.03%) MuleSoft
7 1 (3.03%) SolarWinds
7 1 (3.03%) Virgin Media