Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Merseyside with a requirement for Windows skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows over the 6 months to 22 November 2017 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
North West > Merseyside
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 5 4 3
Rank change year-on-year -1 -1 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows 61 93 120
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 12.53% 15.55% 15.85%
As % of the Operating Systems category 59.22% 81.58% 65.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 54 56
Merseyside median daily rate £180 £381 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -52.79% +27.08% +62.16%
10th Percentile £111 £188 £128
90th Percentile £400 £518 £438
North West median daily rate £315 £350 £300
% change year-on-year -10.00% +16.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 14 22
Merseyside median hourly rate £13.00 £14.34 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.34% -4.40% -
10th Percentile £11.35 £12.75 £12.00
90th Percentile £16.30 £18.16 £18.55
North West median hourly rate £16.50 £14.34 £15.26
% change year-on-year +15.06% -6.03% +1.73%

Windows 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 103 114 183
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 21.15% 19.06% 24.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 62 75
Merseyside median daily rate £356 £381 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.62% +22.00% +24.75%
10th Percentile £113 £210 £128
90th Percentile £511 £519 £438
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £369
% change year-on-year - +8.47% +13.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 14 21
Merseyside median hourly rate £13.00 £14.34 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.34% -4.40% +9.09%
10th Percentile £11.35 £12.75 £12.00
90th Percentile £16.30 £18.16 £18.75
North West median hourly rate £17.43 £14.50 £15.77
% change year-on-year +20.21% -8.05% +5.13%

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows in Merseyside

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows in Merseyside

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in Merseyside over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows in Merseyside

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows in Merseyside

Windows
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 within the Merseyside region over the 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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 +1 53 £180 -52.00% 9
Southport -4 2 £363 -9.38%
Prescot - 1 - -
Windows
North West

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Merseyside region with a requirement for Windows.

1 32 (52.46%) Active Directory
2 31 (50.82%) Microsoft
3 28 (45.90%) Windows Server
4 19 (31.15%) Windows 10
5 17 (27.87%) Citrix
6 14 (22.95%) VMware
6 14 (22.95%) Office 365
6 14 (22.95%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (21.31%) Windows 7
8 12 (19.67%) SCCM
8 12 (19.67%) Security Cleared
9 11 (18.03%) SC Cleared
9 11 (18.03%) Windows Server 2012
10 10 (16.39%) DNS
10 10 (16.39%) MS Exchange
10 10 (16.39%) XenApp
11 9 (14.75%) PowerShell
11 9 (14.75%) JIRA
11 9 (14.75%) Apple iOS
12 8 (13.11%) Facilities Management
12 8 (13.11%) Android
12 8 (13.11%) Microsoft Excel
12 8 (13.11%) Apple
12 8 (13.11%) Google
13 7 (11.48%) Microsoft App-V
13 7 (11.48%) DHCP
13 7 (11.48%) ITIL
13 7 (11.48%) Smartphone
13 7 (11.48%) Google Drive
14 6 (9.84%) Exchange Server 2010

Windows
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 10 (16.39%) MS Exchange
2 6 (9.84%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (4.92%) IIS
4 2 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.64%) Confluence
5 1 (1.64%) SAS
5 1 (1.64%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.64%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (13.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (9.84%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (9.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 14 (22.95%) Office 365
2 7 (11.48%) Google Drive
3 1 (1.64%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.64%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (1.64%) G Suite
3 1 (1.64%) IaaS
3 1 (1.64%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (16.39%) DNS
2 7 (11.48%) DHCP
3 6 (9.84%) SAN
4 5 (8.20%) LAN
4 5 (8.20%) WAN
5 4 (6.56%) Firewall
5 4 (6.56%) NetScaler
5 4 (6.56%) SSL
5 4 (6.56%) Wireless
6 3 (4.92%) VoIP
7 2 (3.28%) Internet
7 2 (3.28%) VLAN
7 2 (3.28%) VPN
7 2 (3.28%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (1.64%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (1.64%) DSL
8 1 (1.64%) iSCSI
8 1 (1.64%) MPLS
8 1 (1.64%) NAS
8 1 (1.64%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.56%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.28%) MongoDB
2 2 (3.28%) MySQL
2 2 (3.28%) NoSQL
2 2 (3.28%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (14.75%) JIRA
2 2 (3.28%) Subversion
3 1 (1.64%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.64%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.64%) Xcode
General
1 5 (8.20%) Pharmaceutical
2 4 (6.56%) Banking
2 4 (6.56%) Finance
3 3 (4.92%) Marketing
3 3 (4.92%) Publishing
4 2 (3.28%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.64%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (22.95%) Analyst
2 13 (21.31%) Support Analyst
2 13 (21.31%) Support Engineer
3 11 (18.03%) Desktop Support
4 7 (11.48%) 1st Line Support
5 6 (9.84%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 6 (9.84%) 2nd Line Support
5 6 (9.84%) Citrix Engineer
5 6 (9.84%) Desktop Engineer
6 5 (8.20%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 5 (8.20%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 5 (8.20%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 5 (8.20%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 5 (8.20%) IT Support
6 5 (8.20%) Windows Engineer
7 4 (6.56%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 4 (6.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (6.56%) IT Analyst
7 4 (6.56%) IT Support Analyst
7 4 (6.56%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.28%) .NET
1 2 (3.28%) .NET Framework
1 2 (3.28%) Autofac
1 2 (3.28%) Hibernate
1 2 (3.28%) jQuery
1 2 (3.28%) JSON
1 2 (3.28%) REST
1 2 (3.28%) SAML
1 2 (3.28%) SOAP
1 2 (3.28%) Spring
1 2 (3.28%) Web Services
1 2 (3.28%) XML
1 2 (3.28%) XSD
2 1 (1.64%) Cocoa
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.48%) Smartphone
2 5 (8.20%) Fat Client
2 5 (8.20%) Thin Client
3 3 (4.92%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.92%) Data Centre
3 3 (4.92%) Virtual Team
4 2 (3.28%) Credit Risk
4 2 (3.28%) iPhone
5 1 (1.64%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.64%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.64%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.64%) iPad
5 1 (1.64%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Licensing
5 1 (1.64%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 28 (45.90%) Windows Server
2 19 (31.15%) Windows 10
3 14 (22.95%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (21.31%) Windows 7
5 11 (18.03%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (14.75%) Apple iOS
7 8 (13.11%) Android
8 5 (8.20%) Linux
8 5 (8.20%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (3.28%) Unix
9 2 (3.28%) Windows XP
10 1 (1.64%) Mac OS
10 1 (1.64%) Windows 2000
10 1 (1.64%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.64%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (13.11%) Facilities Management
2 7 (11.48%) ITIL
3 6 (9.84%) Service Management
4 5 (8.20%) Infrastructure Management
5 4 (6.56%) Capacity Management
5 4 (6.56%) Incident Management
5 4 (6.56%) Migration
6 3 (4.92%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (4.92%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (4.92%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (4.92%) Time Management
7 2 (3.28%) Application Packaging
7 2 (3.28%) Application Virtualisation
7 2 (3.28%) Break/Fix
7 2 (3.28%) Kalman Filter
7 2 (3.28%) OWASP
7 2 (3.28%) Problem Management
7 2 (3.28%) Runbook
7 2 (3.28%) Server Virtualisation
7 2 (3.28%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 9 (14.75%) PowerShell
2 4 (6.56%) SQL
3 2 (3.28%) C#
4 1 (1.64%) Apple Swift
4 1 (1.64%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 12 (19.67%) Security Cleared
2 11 (18.03%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.92%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (1.64%) Degree
4 1 (1.64%) MCITP
4 1 (1.64%) MCSA
4 1 (1.64%) MCSE
4 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.92%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.64%) GxP
System Software
1 32 (52.46%) Active Directory
2 10 (16.39%) XenApp
3 7 (11.48%) Microsoft App-V
4 6 (9.84%) Hyper-V
5 4 (6.56%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (6.56%) XenDesktop
6 2 (3.28%) BitLocker
6 2 (3.28%) VMware Server
7 1 (1.64%) vCloud
7 1 (1.64%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (1.64%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (19.67%) SCCM
2 4 (6.56%) AppDNA
2 4 (6.56%) WSUS
3 2 (3.28%) EdgeSight
3 2 (3.28%) Nagios
3 2 (3.28%) SCOM
3 2 (3.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (1.64%) Ansible
4 1 (1.64%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.64%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (1.64%) Puppet
4 1 (1.64%) SCOrch
4 1 (1.64%) Terraform
4 1 (1.64%) vMotion
Vendors
1 31 (50.82%) Microsoft
2 17 (27.87%) Citrix
3 14 (22.95%) VMware
4 8 (13.11%) Apple
4 8 (13.11%) Google
5 6 (9.84%) HP
6 5 (8.20%) Cisco
7 4 (6.56%) AppSense
8 3 (4.92%) Veeam
9 2 (3.28%) Meraki
9 2 (3.28%) Oracle
10 1 (1.64%) Acronis
10 1 (1.64%) Aerohive Networks
10 1 (1.64%) Dell
10 1 (1.64%) Juniper
10 1 (1.64%) NETGEAR
10 1 (1.64%) Remedy
10 1 (1.64%) SonicWALL