The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Liverpool region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 7 9 20
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +11
Contract jobs citing Windows 27 19 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 13.92% 10.61% 3.64%
As % of the Operating Systems category 62.79% 67.86% 46.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 11 1
Average daily rate
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£200 £350 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.85% +33.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £315 £313
% change year-on-year
-3.17% +0.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 2
Average hourly rate £12.00 £20.75 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.16% +31.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £20.15 £15.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.40 £21.35 £16.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
Windows
Merseyside

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Liverpool region.

Operating Systems Category
Liverpool
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
43 28 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 22.16% 15.64% 7.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 17 6
Average daily rate £200 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.85% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £201 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £520 £355
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 2
Average hourly rate £11.75 £21.50 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.34% +36.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £20.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.80 £21.50 £16.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Liverpool

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the Liverpool region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Liverpool

Windows
Daily Rate Trend in Liverpool

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows across the Liverpool region.

Windows Daily Rate Trend in Liverpool

Windows
Daily Rate Histogram in Liverpool

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Liverpool region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Windows Daily Rate Histogram in Liverpool

Windows
Hourly Rate Trend in Liverpool

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

Windows Hourly Rate Trend in Liverpool

Windows
Hourly Rate Histogram in Liverpool

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Liverpool region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Liverpool

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Liverpool

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Liverpool region citing Windows also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows.

1 24 (43.64%) Windows 7
2 19 (34.55%) Windows XP
3 14 (25.45%) Microsoft
4 13 (23.64%) Active Directory
5 10 (18.18%) MS Office
6 9 (16.36%) Citrix
6 9 (16.36%) SCCM
7 6 (10.91%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (10.91%) VMware Infrastructure
7 6 (10.91%) VMware
7 6 (10.91%) UNIX
8 5 (9.09%) Windows 2000
8 5 (9.09%) DNS
8 5 (9.09%) Windows Vista
9 4 (7.27%) Security Cleared
9 4 (7.27%) PDA
9 4 (7.27%) Migration
9 4 (7.27%) Cisco
9 4 (7.27%) TCP/IP
9 4 (7.27%) Linux
9 4 (7.27%) MS Excel
9 4 (7.27%) ITIL
9 4 (7.27%) HP
9 4 (7.27%) Acronis
10 3 (5.45%) Windows 8
10 3 (5.45%) Apple
10 3 (5.45%) Internet
10 3 (5.45%) Web Services
10 3 (5.45%) PRINCE2
10 3 (5.45%) SQL

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Liverpool region citing Windows also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.82%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.82%) MS Exchange
1 1 (1.82%) Lync
Applications
1 10 (18.18%) MS Office
2 4 (7.27%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.82%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.82%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (1.82%) Amazon S3
1 1 (1.82%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.82%) PaaS
1 1 (1.82%) Google Apps
1 1 (1.82%) IaaS
1 1 (1.82%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.09%) DNS
2 4 (7.27%) TCP/IP
3 3 (5.45%) LAN
3 3 (5.45%) WAN
3 3 (5.45%) DHCP
3 3 (5.45%) Internet
3 3 (5.45%) Firewall
4 2 (3.64%) IP Telephony
4 2 (3.64%) DSL
4 2 (3.64%) Ethernet
4 2 (3.64%) VPN
4 2 (3.64%) SAN
5 1 (1.82%) MGCP
5 1 (1.82%) H.323
5 1 (1.82%) Cisco ICM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.82%) Amazon RDS
General
1 3 (5.45%) Telecoms
1 3 (5.45%) Finance
1 3 (5.45%) Banking
2 2 (3.64%) Retail
3 1 (1.82%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.82%) Automotive
3 1 (1.82%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 14 (25.45%) Desktop Support
2 11 (20.00%) Support Engineer
3 10 (18.18%) Desktop Engineer
4 8 (14.55%) Analyst
5 7 (12.73%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 7 (12.73%) IT Support
6 4 (7.27%) Project Manager
7 3 (5.45%) Consultant
7 3 (5.45%) 1st Line Support
8 2 (3.64%) IT Support Engineer
8 2 (3.64%) Test Analyst
8 2 (3.64%) Security Consultant
8 2 (3.64%) Service Analyst
8 2 (3.64%) Support Analyst
8 2 (3.64%) Help Desk Support
8 2 (3.64%) Service Desk Analyst
8 2 (3.64%) Administrator
8 2 (3.64%) Rollout Engineer
9 1 (1.82%) Desktop Analyst
9 1 (1.82%) Information Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.45%) Web Services
2 1 (1.82%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.27%) PDA
2 2 (3.64%) iPad
3 1 (1.82%) Fat Client
3 1 (1.82%) NHS
3 1 (1.82%) Thin Client
3 1 (1.82%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 24 (43.64%) Windows 7
2 19 (34.55%) Windows XP
3 6 (10.91%) UNIX
3 6 (10.91%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (9.09%) Windows Vista
4 5 (9.09%) Windows 2000
5 4 (7.27%) Linux
6 3 (5.45%) Windows 8
7 2 (3.64%) Windows Mobile
7 2 (3.64%) Windows NT
8 1 (1.82%) VMS
8 1 (1.82%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.82%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (1.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.82%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (7.27%) ITIL
1 4 (7.27%) Migration
2 3 (5.45%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (5.45%) Security Testing
2 3 (5.45%) PRINCE2
2 3 (5.45%) Time Management
3 2 (3.64%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (3.64%) Security Management
3 2 (3.64%) Risk Assessment
3 2 (3.64%) Information Security
3 2 (3.64%) Network Design
3 2 (3.64%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 2 (3.64%) Penetration Testing
3 2 (3.64%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (1.82%) Web Development
4 1 (1.82%) Release Management
4 1 (1.82%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (1.82%) Test Scripting
4 1 (1.82%) Scrum
4 1 (1.82%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.45%) SQL
2 2 (3.64%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (7.27%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (3.64%) MCITP
2 2 (3.64%) MCSE
2 2 (3.64%) CCNA
2 2 (3.64%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.82%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.82%) ECDL
3 1 (1.82%) ISEB
3 1 (1.82%) CISSP
3 1 (1.82%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.82%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.82%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.64%) ISO/IEC 17799
1 2 (3.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 13 (23.64%) Active Directory
2 6 (10.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (5.45%) VMware ESX
4 2 (3.64%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.82%) XenApp
5 1 (1.82%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.82%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 9 (16.36%) SCCM
2 1 (1.82%) SCOM
2 1 (1.82%) Cisco UCCE
2 1 (1.82%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.82%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (1.82%) OpenView
2 1 (1.82%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 14 (25.45%) Microsoft
2 9 (16.36%) Citrix
3 6 (10.91%) VMware
4 4 (7.27%) Acronis
4 4 (7.27%) HP
4 4 (7.27%) Cisco
5 3 (5.45%) Apple
6 2 (3.64%) Adobe
7 1 (1.82%) Oracle
7 1 (1.82%) SAP
7 1 (1.82%) Unisys
7 1 (1.82%) BMC
7 1 (1.82%) NetApp
7 1 (1.82%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.82%) EMC
7 1 (1.82%) AppSense