Period
to 16 October 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 16 October 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
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 21 29 28
Rank change year-on-year +8 -1 -8
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 30 28 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 6.61% 5.31% 4.99%
As % of the Operating Systems category 32.97% 25.93% 25.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 12 14
Merseyside median daily rate £219 £288 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.91% -23.33% +36.36%
10th Percentile £128 £113 £328
90th Percentile £329 £386 £428
North West median daily rate £338 £301 £325
% change year-on-year +12.31% -7.54% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Merseyside median hourly rate - £12.50 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +13.64% -26.67%
North West median hourly rate £24.00 £16.25 £17.25
% change year-on-year +47.69% -5.80% +15.00%

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 91 108 127
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 20.04% 20.49% 19.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 64 59
Merseyside median daily rate £300 £363 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.24% -6.45% +29.17%
10th Percentile £123 £155 £201
90th Percentile £500 £488 £513
North West median daily rate £375 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -6.25% - +9.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 20
Merseyside median hourly rate £14.50 £13.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.54% -7.14% -5.08%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
90th Percentile £18.75 £17.05 £16.74
North West median hourly rate £17.41 £17.43 £14.34
% change year-on-year -0.11% +21.55% -6.00%

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 16 October 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 16 October 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 +10 25 £225 -10.00% 17
Wirral - 5 £163 -
Windows Server
North West

For the 6 months to 16 October 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 30 (100.00%) Windows
2 21 (70.00%) Active Directory
3 13 (43.33%) Office 365
4 12 (40.00%) SQL
5 11 (36.67%) Windows 10
6 10 (33.33%) SQL Server
7 9 (30.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 7 (23.33%) Acronis
8 7 (23.33%) Firewall
8 7 (23.33%) GxP
9 6 (20.00%) Microsoft
9 6 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
10 5 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (16.67%) DNS
10 5 (16.67%) Test Scripting
11 4 (13.33%) VMware
11 4 (13.33%) MS Exchange
11 4 (13.33%) IIS
11 4 (13.33%) Linux
11 4 (13.33%) TCP/IP
11 4 (13.33%) Citrix
11 4 (13.33%) Windows 7
12 3 (10.00%) XenApp
12 3 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
12 3 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
12 3 (10.00%) Open Source
12 3 (10.00%) Mobile Device Management
12 3 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
12 3 (10.00%) Pharmaceutical

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 4 (13.33%) IIS
1 4 (13.33%) MS Exchange
2 3 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (10.00%) IBM Notes
3 2 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (3.33%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.33%) SharePoint Server
Cloud Services
1 13 (43.33%) Office 365
2 6 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (23.33%) Firewall
2 5 (16.67%) DNS
3 4 (13.33%) TCP/IP
4 3 (10.00%) DHCP
5 1 (3.33%) Internet
5 1 (3.33%) LAN
5 1 (3.33%) NetScaler
5 1 (3.33%) SAN
5 1 (3.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.33%) Informix
General
1 3 (10.00%) Manufacturing
1 3 (10.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (3.33%) Banking
2 1 (3.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (30.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 9 (30.00%) Support Engineer
2 5 (16.67%) Server Engineer
3 4 (13.33%) Analyst
3 4 (13.33%) Network Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) Lotus Notes Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Lotus Notes Support
4 3 (10.00%) Migration Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Windows Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) ICT Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Support
6 1 (3.33%) IT Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) IT Support
6 1 (3.33%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Validation Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.67%) Clustering
2 1 (3.33%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 30 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (36.67%) Windows 10
3 5 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (13.33%) Linux
4 4 (13.33%) Windows 7
5 1 (3.33%) Unix
5 1 (3.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (30.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 5 (16.67%) Test Scripting
3 3 (10.00%) Migration
3 3 (10.00%) Mobile Device Management
3 3 (10.00%) Open Source
3 3 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
4 1 (3.33%) Antivirus Management
4 1 (3.33%) Application Packaging
4 1 (3.33%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (3.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (3.33%) Incident Management
4 1 (3.33%) ITIL
4 1 (3.33%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (3.33%) Privileged Access Management
4 1 (3.33%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 12 (40.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (3.33%) MCP
1 1 (3.33%) MCSE
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (23.33%) GxP
2 1 (3.33%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (70.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (10.00%) XenApp
3 2 (6.67%) Hyper-V
3 2 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (3.33%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (3.33%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (3.33%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (3.33%) XenDesktop
4 1 (3.33%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (10.00%) SCCM
2 1 (3.33%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (3.33%) Nagios
2 1 (3.33%) OpenView
2 1 (3.33%) OVSD
2 1 (3.33%) SCOM
2 1 (3.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (3.33%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 7 (23.33%) Acronis
2 6 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (13.33%) Citrix
3 4 (13.33%) VMware
4 3 (10.00%) Lotus
5 2 (6.67%) NetApp
6 1 (3.33%) Brocade
6 1 (3.33%) Cisco
6 1 (3.33%) HP
6 1 (3.33%) Ivanti
6 1 (3.33%) Oracle
6 1 (3.33%) SolarWinds
6 1 (3.33%) Virgin Media