Period
to 14 August 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 14 August 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
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 22 32 29
Rank change year-on-year +10 -3 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 25 34 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 5.63% 5.32% 5.45%
As % of the Operating Systems category 28.74% 27.20% 27.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 15 14
Merseyside median daily rate £308 £300 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% -14.29% +16.67%
10th Percentile £128 £113 £236
90th Percentile £425 £375 £481
North West median daily rate £350 £300 £340
% change year-on-year +16.67% -11.76% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 1
Merseyside median hourly rate - £12.50 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +13.64% -24.14%
North West median hourly rate £31.25 £15.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +101.61% -22.50% +42.86%

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 87 125 121
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 19.59% 19.56% 19.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 70 53
Merseyside median daily rate £356 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% - +48.51%
10th Percentile £150 £154 £257
90th Percentile £500 £488 £500
North West median daily rate £375 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -6.25% - +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 18
Merseyside median hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +5.66% -5.36%
10th Percentile £10.95 £11.10 £10.45
90th Percentile £16.74 £16.98 £14.67
North West median hourly rate £15.25 £16.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year -4.69% +18.52% -5.89%

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 14 August 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 14 August 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 +4 18 £266 -11.25% 11
Wirral - 5 £163 -
Windows Server
North West

For the 6 months to 14 August 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 25 (100.00%) Windows
2 12 (48.00%) Active Directory
2 12 (48.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 9 (36.00%) Hyper-V
4 8 (32.00%) SQL
4 8 (32.00%) SQL Server
5 7 (28.00%) Citrix
5 7 (28.00%) Microsoft App-V
5 7 (28.00%) Clustering
5 7 (28.00%) Application Packaging
5 7 (28.00%) XenApp
5 7 (28.00%) NetScaler
5 7 (28.00%) Failover Clustering
6 6 (24.00%) Office 365
6 6 (24.00%) Firewall
7 5 (20.00%) Infrastructure Management
8 4 (16.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (16.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (16.00%) Finance
8 4 (16.00%) Migration
8 4 (16.00%) Microsoft
8 4 (16.00%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (16.00%) Project Management
8 4 (16.00%) Veritas
9 3 (12.00%) Lotus
9 3 (12.00%) IIS
9 3 (12.00%) IBM Notes
9 3 (12.00%) TCP/IP
9 3 (12.00%) DNS
9 3 (12.00%) Windows 7

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 (12.00%) IBM Notes
1 3 (12.00%) IIS
2 2 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (8.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (4.00%) Confluence
3 1 (4.00%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 6 (24.00%) Office 365
2 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (8.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (28.00%) NetScaler
2 6 (24.00%) Firewall
3 3 (12.00%) DNS
3 3 (12.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (4.00%) DHCP
4 1 (4.00%) FTP
4 1 (4.00%) HTTP
4 1 (4.00%) SAN
4 1 (4.00%) SMTP
4 1 (4.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (32.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) JIRA
General
1 4 (16.00%) Finance
2 2 (8.00%) Banking
2 2 (8.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 12 (48.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 7 (28.00%) Citrix Engineer
3 5 (20.00%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (20.00%) Server Engineer
4 4 (16.00%) Wintel Engineer
5 3 (12.00%) Lotus Notes Engineer
5 3 (12.00%) Lotus Notes Support
5 3 (12.00%) Migration Engineer
5 3 (12.00%) Network Engineer
5 3 (12.00%) Support Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Services Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) NetBackup Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Security Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Veritas Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Windows Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) Windows Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (28.00%) Clustering
2 1 (4.00%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 25 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (16.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (16.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (12.00%) Windows 10
3 3 (12.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (8.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (48.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 7 (28.00%) Application Packaging
3 5 (20.00%) Infrastructure Management
4 4 (16.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (16.00%) Migration
4 4 (16.00%) Project Management
5 3 (12.00%) Security Patching
6 2 (8.00%) Capacity Management
6 2 (8.00%) Data Deduplication
6 2 (8.00%) Open Source
6 2 (8.00%) Performance Analysis
6 2 (8.00%) Problem-Solving
6 2 (8.00%) Storage Management
6 2 (8.00%) Task Automation
7 1 (4.00%) Converged Infrastructure
7 1 (4.00%) Data Management
7 1 (4.00%) ITIL V3
7 1 (4.00%) Mobile Device Management
7 1 (4.00%) Privileged Access Management
7 1 (4.00%) Proactive Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 8 (32.00%) SQL
2 3 (12.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (4.00%) MCP
1 1 (4.00%) MCSE
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 12 (48.00%) Active Directory
2 9 (36.00%) Hyper-V
3 7 (28.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 7 (28.00%) XenApp
4 1 (4.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (28.00%) Failover Clustering
2 3 (12.00%) NetBackup
3 2 (8.00%) SCCM
4 1 (4.00%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (4.00%) Nagios
4 1 (4.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 7 (28.00%) Citrix
2 4 (16.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (16.00%) Veritas
3 3 (12.00%) Lotus
4 1 (4.00%) 3PAR
4 1 (4.00%) HP
4 1 (4.00%) Ivanti
4 1 (4.00%) McAfee
4 1 (4.00%) VMware