The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Liverpool region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 2 8 16
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +8
Contract jobs citing Windows 32 18 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 17.88% 11.11% 6.25%
As % of the Operating Systems category 72.73% 60.00% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 11 4
Average daily rate
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£200 £338 £256
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-40.74% +31.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £136 £175 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £353 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 4
Average hourly rate £11.25 £13.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.46% -21.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £9.80 £11.64
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.20 £19.80 £25.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -6.06%
Operating Systems Category
Liverpool
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
44 30 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 24.58% 18.52% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 20 9
Average daily rate £200 £350 £256
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.85% +36.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £134 £213 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £449 £425 £335
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 4
Average hourly rate £11.25 £21.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.67% +30.30%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
Windows
Merseyside

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 25 July 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Liverpool

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 27 (45.00%) Windows 7
2 19 (31.67%) Microsoft
3 17 (28.33%) Windows XP
4 11 (18.33%) Active Directory
5 10 (16.67%) MS Office
6 9 (15.00%) UNIX
6 9 (15.00%) SCCM
7 8 (13.33%) Citrix
8 7 (11.67%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 7 (11.67%) Information Security
8 7 (11.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 7 (11.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 7 (11.67%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (10.00%) Security Cleared
9 6 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
9 6 (10.00%) Security Testing
9 6 (10.00%) VMware
9 6 (10.00%) MS Excel
10 5 (8.33%) Web Services
10 5 (8.33%) DNS
10 5 (8.33%) CISSP
10 5 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (8.33%) Risk Assessment
10 5 (8.33%) Security Management
10 5 (8.33%) Penetration Testing
10 5 (8.33%) Network Design
10 5 (8.33%) Enterprise Architecture
11 4 (6.67%) PDA
11 4 (6.67%) Microsoft App-V
11 4 (6.67%) Finance

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 3 (5.00%) IIS
2 2 (3.33%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.33%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.67%) Lync
3 1 (1.67%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 10 (16.67%) MS Office
2 6 (10.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.67%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (3.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.67%) PaaS
1 1 (1.67%) Google Apps
1 1 (1.67%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.33%) DNS
2 4 (6.67%) TCP/IP
3 3 (5.00%) Internet
3 3 (5.00%) Firewall
4 2 (3.33%) IP Telephony
4 2 (3.33%) DSL
4 2 (3.33%) SAN
4 2 (3.33%) VPN
4 2 (3.33%) LAN
4 2 (3.33%) WAN
4 2 (3.33%) DHCP
4 2 (3.33%) Ethernet
5 1 (1.67%) SSL
5 1 (1.67%) Intranet
5 1 (1.67%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (5.00%) MSI
2 1 (1.67%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 4 (6.67%) Finance
2 3 (5.00%) Banking
3 2 (3.33%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.67%) Retail
4 1 (1.67%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.67%) Automotive
4 1 (1.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 14 (23.33%) Desktop Support
2 11 (18.33%) Desktop Engineer
3 10 (16.67%) Support Engineer
4 9 (15.00%) Analyst
5 7 (11.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 7 (11.67%) IT Support
6 4 (6.67%) Consultant
6 4 (6.67%) Project Manager
6 4 (6.67%) Security Consultant
6 4 (6.67%) Applications Packager
7 3 (5.00%) 1st Line Support
7 3 (5.00%) Support Analyst
7 3 (5.00%) Architect
8 2 (3.33%) Test Analyst
8 2 (3.33%) Help Desk Support
8 2 (3.33%) Administrator
8 2 (3.33%) Security Analyst
8 2 (3.33%) Security Architect
8 2 (3.33%) Security Operations Analyst
8 2 (3.33%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.33%) Web Services
2 3 (5.00%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.67%) PDA
2 2 (3.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.67%) Fat Client
3 1 (1.67%) iPad
3 1 (1.67%) NHS
3 1 (1.67%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 27 (45.00%) Windows 7
2 17 (28.33%) Windows XP
3 9 (15.00%) UNIX
4 7 (11.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (6.67%) Windows 8
7 3 (5.00%) Windows Vista
8 2 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (3.33%) Windows Mobile
8 2 (3.33%) Linux
8 2 (3.33%) Windows 2000
9 1 (1.67%) Windows NT
9 1 (1.67%) VMS
9 1 (1.67%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.67%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (11.67%) Information Security
1 7 (11.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 6 (10.00%) Security Testing
3 5 (8.33%) Risk Assessment
3 5 (8.33%) Network Design
3 5 (8.33%) Enterprise Architecture
3 5 (8.33%) Penetration Testing
3 5 (8.33%) Security Management
4 4 (6.67%) ITIL
5 3 (5.00%) PRINCE2
5 3 (5.00%) CRM
5 3 (5.00%) Migration
5 3 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (5.00%) Time Management
6 2 (3.33%) Problem Management
6 2 (3.33%) E-Commerce
6 2 (3.33%) Risk Management
6 2 (3.33%) Service Delivery
6 2 (3.33%) Data Security
7 1 (1.67%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.00%) SQL
1 3 (5.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (3.33%) VBScript
2 2 (3.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (8.33%) CISSP
3 2 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (3.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (3.33%) MCITP
3 2 (3.33%) MCSE
3 2 (3.33%) CCNA
4 1 (1.67%) ISEB
4 1 (1.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.67%) HND
4 1 (1.67%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.67%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.67%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.67%) ECDL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (11.67%) ISO/IEC 17799
1 7 (11.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 11 (18.33%) Active Directory
2 6 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (6.67%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (5.00%) VMware ESX
5 2 (3.33%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.67%) XenApp
6 1 (1.67%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 9 (15.00%) SCCM
2 1 (1.67%) SCOM
2 1 (1.67%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.67%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 19 (31.67%) Microsoft
2 8 (13.33%) Citrix
3 6 (10.00%) VMware
4 4 (6.67%) Acronis
4 4 (6.67%) HP
5 3 (5.00%) Cisco
5 3 (5.00%) Apple
6 2 (3.33%) Adobe
7 1 (1.67%) Oracle
7 1 (1.67%) SAP
7 1 (1.67%) Unisys
7 1 (1.67%) BMC
7 1 (1.67%) NetApp
7 1 (1.67%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.67%) EMC
7 1 (1.67%) AppSense
Liverpool
Bluefire Consulting
Rate: £15 per hour
Posted: 8 days ago