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 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows
North West / Merseyside
Rank 10 7 1
Rank change year-on-year -3 -6  
Contract jobs citing Windows 32 50 86
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 9.88% 14.84% 24.57%
As % of the Operating Systems category 47.76% 63.29% 76.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 22 32
Median daily rate £300 £406 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.15% +62.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £105 £189 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £499 £414
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £340 £320
% change year-on-year +1.47% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 11
Median hourly rate £16.09 £13.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.76% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -6.45% +6.89%  

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 67 79 113
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 20.68% 23.44% 32.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 40 44
Median daily rate £310 £413 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -24.84% +26.92%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £270 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 11
Median hourly rate £16.09 £14.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.92% +7.69%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.92 £15.50
% change year-on-year -9.86% +9.16%  

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 25 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 25 March 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 +2 25 £300 -22.58% 9
Wirral +4 3 £95 -78.88% 1
Windows
North West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 30 (38.96%) Windows Server
2 24 (31.17%) Active Directory
3 21 (27.27%) SQL Server
4 19 (24.68%) Microsoft
4 19 (24.68%) VMware
5 18 (23.38%) Windows Server 2012
6 17 (22.08%) Windows Server 2008
7 15 (19.48%) Linux
7 15 (19.48%) MS Exchange
8 14 (18.18%) Firewall
8 14 (18.18%) Security Cleared
9 13 (16.88%) SC Cleared
9 13 (16.88%) SQL
10 12 (15.58%) SOA
11 11 (14.29%) Oracle
11 11 (14.29%) C#
11 11 (14.29%) XML
11 11 (14.29%) NetApp
11 11 (14.29%) Red Hat
11 11 (14.29%) Windows 7
11 11 (14.29%) PowerShell
11 11 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 11 (14.29%) Data Centre
12 10 (12.99%) NAS
13 9 (11.69%) Performance Management
13 9 (11.69%) Citrix
13 9 (11.69%) MS Office
14 8 (10.39%) MS Excel
14 8 (10.39%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 8 (10.39%) Internet

Windows
Top Related 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 (19.48%) MS Exchange
2 8 (10.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 5 (6.49%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (6.49%) SharePoint
4 4 (5.19%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (3.90%) IIS
6 2 (2.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (2.60%) Drupal
7 1 (1.30%) Confluence
7 1 (1.30%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 9 (11.69%) MS Office
2 8 (10.39%) MS Excel
3 3 (3.90%) InfoPath
3 3 (3.90%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (10.39%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (2.60%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.19%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (5.19%) Office 365
2 3 (3.90%) Google Analytics
3 1 (1.30%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (18.18%) Firewall
2 10 (12.99%) NAS
3 8 (10.39%) Internet
4 4 (5.19%) DNS
4 4 (5.19%) Intranet
4 4 (5.19%) LAN
4 4 (5.19%) SAN
4 4 (5.19%) WAN
5 3 (3.90%) Extranet
6 2 (2.60%) DHCP
6 2 (2.60%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.30%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (1.30%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (1.30%) NetScaler
7 1 (1.30%) Network Security
7 1 (1.30%) Skype
7 1 (1.30%) VLAN
7 1 (1.30%) VoIP
7 1 (1.30%) VPN
7 1 (1.30%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.79%) SQL Server 2008
2 6 (7.79%) SQL Server 2014
2 6 (7.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (6.49%) Oracle Database
4 3 (3.90%) Informix
4 3 (3.90%) MySQL
4 3 (3.90%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (3.90%) Oracle Database 12c
4 3 (3.90%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (5.19%) Visual Studio
1 4 (5.19%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
2 2 (2.60%) Selenium
3 1 (1.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (1.30%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.30%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.30%) JIRA
General
1 3 (3.90%) Marketing
2 2 (2.60%) Finance
3 1 (1.30%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.30%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 13 (16.88%) Analyst
2 11 (14.29%) DBA
3 9 (11.69%) Developer
4 8 (10.39%) Windows Engineer
5 7 (9.09%) Administrator
5 7 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (9.09%) Support Analyst
6 5 (6.49%) 1st/2nd Line Support
6 5 (6.49%) 2nd Line Support
6 5 (6.49%) Linux Engineer
7 4 (5.19%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
7 4 (5.19%) Desktop Support
7 4 (5.19%) Oracle DBA
7 4 (5.19%) SharePoint Developer
8 3 (3.90%) Applications Support Analyst
8 3 (3.90%) Server Administrator
8 3 (3.90%) SQL DBA
8 3 (3.90%) Storage Engineer
8 3 (3.90%) Technical Support
8 3 (3.90%) Windows Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (14.29%) XML
2 8 (10.39%) Middleware
2 8 (10.39%) Oracle Fusion
3 6 (7.79%) XSLT
4 4 (5.19%) .NET
4 4 (5.19%) ASP.NET
4 4 (5.19%) jQuery
4 4 (5.19%) WF
5 2 (2.60%) Behat
6 1 (1.30%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 11 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 3 (3.90%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.90%) User Experience
3 2 (2.60%) Blackberry
3 2 (2.60%) iPhone
4 1 (1.30%) iPad
4 1 (1.30%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.30%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 30 (38.96%) Windows Server
2 18 (23.38%) Windows Server 2012
3 17 (22.08%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (19.48%) Linux
5 11 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (14.29%) Windows 7
6 7 (9.09%) Unix
6 7 (9.09%) Windows 10
7 6 (7.79%) SUSE
8 4 (5.19%) Solaris
9 3 (3.90%) Data ONTAP
9 3 (3.90%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (2.60%) Android
10 2 (2.60%) Windows 8
11 1 (1.30%) Apple iOS
11 1 (1.30%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (15.58%) SOA
2 9 (11.69%) Performance Management
3 6 (7.79%) ITIL
4 4 (5.19%) Data Centre Operations
4 4 (5.19%) Project Management
4 4 (5.19%) Workflow
5 3 (3.90%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (3.90%) Analytics
5 3 (3.90%) DevOps
5 3 (3.90%) Mobile Device Management
5 3 (3.90%) Performance Monitoring
5 3 (3.90%) Programme Management
5 3 (3.90%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (3.90%) Statistics
6 2 (2.60%) Automation Testing
6 2 (2.60%) Functional Testing
6 2 (2.60%) Patch Management
6 2 (2.60%) SDLC
6 2 (2.60%) Server Building
6 2 (2.60%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (16.88%) SQL
2 11 (14.29%) C#
2 11 (14.29%) PowerShell
3 6 (7.79%) VBScript
4 2 (2.60%) Java
4 2 (2.60%) PHP
5 1 (1.30%) Python
Qualifications
1 14 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 13 (16.88%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.30%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.30%) CCIE
3 1 (1.30%) CCNA
3 1 (1.30%) CCNP
3 1 (1.30%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.90%) PMO
2 2 (2.60%) QA
3 1 (1.30%) GxP
System Software
1 24 (31.17%) Active Directory
2 8 (10.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (7.79%) XenApp
4 1 (1.30%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (1.30%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (1.30%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (10.39%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 8 (10.39%) SCCM
2 7 (9.09%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
3 2 (2.60%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.30%) Ansible
4 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (1.30%) Nagios
4 1 (1.30%) Nessus
4 1 (1.30%) Nmap
Vendors
1 19 (24.68%) Microsoft
1 19 (24.68%) VMware
2 11 (14.29%) NetApp
2 11 (14.29%) Oracle
2 11 (14.29%) Red Hat
3 9 (11.69%) Citrix
4 6 (7.79%) Google
5 5 (6.49%) F5
6 4 (5.19%) HP
7 3 (3.90%) Cisco
7 3 (3.90%) IDERA
7 3 (3.90%) Nintex
8 1 (1.30%) Acronis
8 1 (1.30%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.30%) Fortinet
8 1 (1.30%) LogRhythm
8 1 (1.30%) Lumension
8 1 (1.30%) Remedy
8 1 (1.30%) SolarWinds
8 1 (1.30%) Sourcefire
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