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 3 months to 26 June 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 13 7 2
Rank change year-on-year -6 -5  
Contract jobs citing Windows 36 46 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 10.78% 14.11% 15.76%
As % of the Operating Systems category 48.00% 66.67% 60.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 12 25
Median daily rate £220 £325 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -32.30% +44.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £267 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £379 £509 £340
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £338 £325
% change year-on-year - +3.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 13 7
Median hourly rate £12.50 £13.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.84% -13.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £13.56
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.84 £14.34 £17.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.38 £15.50
% change year-on-year -8.39% +5.64%  

Windows is in the operating system skills category. The next 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.

Contract Operating System Skills
Merseyside
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 75 69 101
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 22.46% 21.17% 26.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 24 36
Median daily rate £363 £350 £220
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.57% +59.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £260 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £510 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £345
% change year-on-year +3.44% +5.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 13 7
Median hourly rate £12.50 £14.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.71% -6.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £12.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.70 £14.34 £18.46
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year -8.82% +4.93%  

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Merseyside citing Windows as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

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 3 months to 26 June 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 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool -5 29 £188 -48.27% 6
Prescot - 2 £300 -
Southport -2 1 £388 +19.23% 1
Windows
North West

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 35 (51.47%) Windows Server
2 30 (44.12%) Active Directory
3 22 (32.35%) Windows Server 2012
4 19 (27.94%) VMware
5 18 (26.47%) Microsoft
5 18 (26.47%) Office 365
5 18 (26.47%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (23.53%) Security Cleared
6 16 (23.53%) Windows 7
7 15 (22.06%) SC Cleared
7 15 (22.06%) MS Exchange
8 14 (20.59%) Citrix
9 12 (17.65%) SCCM
10 11 (16.18%) ITIL
11 10 (14.71%) SQL Server
11 10 (14.71%) Windows 10
12 9 (13.24%) Microsoft Office
12 9 (13.24%) Service Management
13 8 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2010
14 7 (10.29%) Android
14 7 (10.29%) XenApp
14 7 (10.29%) Apple iOS
14 7 (10.29%) HP
15 6 (8.82%) DNS
15 6 (8.82%) Internet
15 6 (8.82%) Linux
15 6 (8.82%) Microsoft Excel
15 6 (8.82%) NAS
15 6 (8.82%) VMware Infrastructure
15 6 (8.82%) JIRA

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 15 (22.06%) MS Exchange
2 8 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (4.41%) Apache
3 3 (4.41%) IIS
3 3 (4.41%) Tomcat
4 2 (2.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (2.94%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (2.94%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (2.94%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.47%) Confluence
5 1 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.47%) SAS
5 1 (1.47%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 9 (13.24%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (8.82%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (5.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.94%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.47%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 18 (26.47%) Office 365
2 4 (5.88%) Google Drive
3 2 (2.94%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.94%) Amazon S3
3 2 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.47%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (1.47%) CloudFront
4 1 (1.47%) G Suite
4 1 (1.47%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.82%) DNS
1 6 (8.82%) Internet
1 6 (8.82%) NAS
2 5 (7.35%) Firewall
3 4 (5.88%) DHCP
3 4 (5.88%) SAN
4 2 (2.94%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (2.94%) LAN
4 2 (2.94%) NetScaler
4 2 (2.94%) TCP/IP
4 2 (2.94%) WAN
4 2 (2.94%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (1.47%) Broadband
5 1 (1.47%) Ethernet
5 1 (1.47%) iSCSI
5 1 (1.47%) Network Security
5 1 (1.47%) Structured Cabling
5 1 (1.47%) VoIP
5 1 (1.47%) Wireless
5 1 (1.47%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (14.71%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (4.41%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (2.94%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.47%) MySQL
5 1 (1.47%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.47%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.47%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (8.82%) JIRA
2 2 (2.94%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (1.47%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.47%) Moq
3 1 (1.47%) MSTest
3 1 (1.47%) NUnit
3 1 (1.47%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (1.47%) Subversion
3 1 (1.47%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.47%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 4 (5.88%) Finance
2 2 (2.94%) Front Office
2 2 (2.94%) Marketing
3 1 (1.47%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 13 (19.12%) Analyst
2 11 (16.18%) 2nd Line Support
2 11 (16.18%) Support Engineer
3 8 (11.76%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 8 (11.76%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 6 (8.82%) 1st/2nd Line Support
4 6 (8.82%) Windows Engineer
5 5 (7.35%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 5 (7.35%) 3rd Line Support
5 5 (7.35%) Administrator
5 5 (7.35%) Desktop Support
5 5 (7.35%) Support Analyst
6 4 (5.88%) 1st Line Support
6 4 (5.88%) 1st/2nd Line Desktop Support
6 4 (5.88%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
6 4 (5.88%) Service Analyst
6 4 (5.88%) Service Desk Analyst
7 3 (4.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (4.41%) Server Administrator
7 3 (4.41%) Windows Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.88%) SOAP
2 3 (4.41%) .NET
2 3 (4.41%) JSP
3 2 (2.94%) .NET Framework
3 2 (2.94%) ASP.NET
3 2 (2.94%) jQuery
3 2 (2.94%) Middleware
3 2 (2.94%) Oracle Fusion
3 2 (2.94%) REST
3 2 (2.94%) XML
4 1 (1.47%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.47%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (1.47%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (1.47%) Autofac
4 1 (1.47%) Ember.js
4 1 (1.47%) JSON
4 1 (1.47%) LINQ
4 1 (1.47%) Ninject
4 1 (1.47%) Regular Expression
4 1 (1.47%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.35%) Data Centre
2 4 (5.88%) Smartphone
3 2 (2.94%) Blackberry
3 2 (2.94%) iPhone
3 2 (2.94%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.47%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.47%) iPad
4 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Licensing
4 1 (1.47%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 35 (51.47%) Windows Server
2 22 (32.35%) Windows Server 2012
3 18 (26.47%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (23.53%) Windows 7
5 10 (14.71%) Windows 10
6 7 (10.29%) Android
6 7 (10.29%) Apple iOS
7 6 (8.82%) Linux
8 4 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (5.88%) SUSE
8 4 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (2.94%) HPUX
9 2 (2.94%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.47%) AIX
10 1 (1.47%) Mac OS
10 1 (1.47%) Unix
10 1 (1.47%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (16.18%) ITIL
2 9 (13.24%) Service Management
3 5 (7.35%) Performance Management
3 5 (7.35%) Proactive Monitoring
4 4 (5.88%) ITSM
5 3 (4.41%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (4.41%) Application Virtualisation
5 3 (4.41%) Incident Management
5 3 (4.41%) ITIL V3
5 3 (4.41%) Mobile Device Management
5 3 (4.41%) Release Management
5 3 (4.41%) Server Building
5 3 (4.41%) SOA
6 2 (2.94%) Continuous Deployment
6 2 (2.94%) Migration
6 2 (2.94%) MVC
6 2 (2.94%) Patch Management
6 2 (2.94%) Virtual Infrastructure
7 1 (1.47%) Change Management
7 1 (1.47%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 5 (7.35%) SQL
2 4 (5.88%) C#
3 3 (4.41%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.47%) Apple Swift
4 1 (1.47%) Java
4 1 (1.47%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.47%) Python
Qualifications
1 16 (23.53%) Security Cleared
2 15 (22.06%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.47%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.47%) CCIE
3 1 (1.47%) CCNA
3 1 (1.47%) CCNP
3 1 (1.47%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.47%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.47%) COBIT
1 1 (1.47%) GxP
1 1 (1.47%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 30 (44.12%) Active Directory
2 7 (10.29%) XenApp
3 6 (8.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (4.41%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (4.41%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (2.94%) Hyper-V
5 2 (2.94%) vSphere
6 1 (1.47%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 12 (17.65%) SCCM
2 3 (4.41%) vCenter Server
3 2 (2.94%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
3 2 (2.94%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (2.94%) WSUS
4 1 (1.47%) Ansible
4 1 (1.47%) HP SIM
4 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (1.47%) Nessus
4 1 (1.47%) Nmap
4 1 (1.47%) SCOM
4 1 (1.47%) vMotion
Vendors
1 19 (27.94%) VMware
2 18 (26.47%) Microsoft
3 14 (20.59%) Citrix
4 7 (10.29%) HP
5 5 (7.35%) Cisco
5 5 (7.35%) Google
5 5 (7.35%) NetApp
6 4 (5.88%) Red Hat
7 3 (4.41%) Apple
7 3 (4.41%) Oracle
7 3 (4.41%) Veeam
8 1 (1.47%) Acronis
8 1 (1.47%) F5
8 1 (1.47%) Fortinet
8 1 (1.47%) LogRhythm
8 1 (1.47%) Lumension
8 1 (1.47%) Meraki
8 1 (1.47%) NETGEAR
8 1 (1.47%) SonicWALL
8 1 (1.47%) Xamarin
Liverpool, Merseyside
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