The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the Wirral 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 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows
Merseyside / Wirral
Rank 2 6 5
Rank change year-on-year +4 -1  
Contract jobs citing Windows 3 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Wirral 25.00% 10.53% 15.56%
As % of the Operating Systems category 75.00% 22.22% 46.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
Median daily rate £95 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -78.88% +20.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £340 £320
% change year-on-year +1.47% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 the Wirral with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Wirral
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 4 9 15
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the Wirral 33.33% 47.37% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 5
Median daily rate £95 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -78.88% +12.50%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.57% +6.45%  

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in the Wirral

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the Wirral 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 the Wirral

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Wirral

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows in the Wirral

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Wirral

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows in the Wirral

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Wirral

For the 6 months to 24 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 Wirral region with a requirement for Windows.

1 7 (70.00%) SQL Server
1 7 (70.00%) XML
2 6 (60.00%) C#
3 5 (50.00%) SQL
3 5 (50.00%) MS Office
4 4 (40.00%) VBScript
4 4 (40.00%) XSLT
4 4 (40.00%) Firewall
4 4 (40.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (40.00%) PowerShell
4 4 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (40.00%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (20.00%) Workflow
5 2 (20.00%) Google
5 2 (20.00%) InfoPath
5 2 (20.00%) WF
5 2 (20.00%) Google Analytics
5 2 (20.00%) jQuery
5 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
5 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
5 2 (20.00%) SOA
5 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (20.00%) Intranet
5 2 (20.00%) Internet
5 2 (20.00%) Extranet
5 2 (20.00%) .NET
5 2 (20.00%) Visual Studio
5 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET
5 2 (20.00%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
5 2 (20.00%) Analytics

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in the Wirral 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 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (50.00%) MS Office
2 2 (20.00%) InfoPath
2 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) Firewall
2 2 (20.00%) Extranet
2 2 (20.00%) Internet
2 2 (20.00%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (70.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (40.00%) SQL Server 2014
2 4 (40.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Visual Studio
1 2 (20.00%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Developer
2 5 (50.00%) Analyst
3 3 (30.00%) Applications Support
3 3 (30.00%) Applications Support Analyst
3 3 (30.00%) Support Analyst
4 2 (20.00%) Analyst Developer
4 2 (20.00%) Applications Developer
4 2 (20.00%) Developer Analyst
4 2 (20.00%) Service Analyst
4 2 (20.00%) Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (20.00%) SharePoint Developer
5 1 (10.00%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (70.00%) XML
2 4 (40.00%) XSLT
3 2 (20.00%) .NET
3 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (20.00%) jQuery
3 2 (20.00%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Windows 10
2 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) Analytics
1 2 (20.00%) DevOps
1 2 (20.00%) SDLC
1 2 (20.00%) SOA
1 2 (20.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) C#
2 5 (50.00%) SQL
3 4 (40.00%) PowerShell
3 4 (40.00%) VBScript
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Google
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (20.00%) Nintex