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 7 July 2015 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 4 3 6
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +3
Contract jobs citing Windows 41 22 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 16.14% 14.97% 13.57%
As % of the Operating Systems category 62.12% 70.97% 59.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 7 11
Average daily rate
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£208 £175 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.57% -36.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £118 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £371 £383 £353
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 3
Average hourly rate £14.50 £11.25 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.88% -13.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £10.20 £9.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.42 £16.20 £19.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -6.45%
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
66 31 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 25.98% 21.09% 22.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 15 21
Average daily rate £200 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-40.74% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £100 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £356 £470 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 3
Average hourly rate £15.00 £11.13 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.83% -48.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.25%

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 7 July 2015.

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 7 July 2015, 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 62 (55.86%) Microsoft
2 36 (32.43%) Citrix
2 36 (32.43%) VMware
3 35 (31.53%) Windows 7
4 32 (28.83%) Active Directory
5 24 (21.62%) Windows Server 2008
6 23 (20.72%) MS Office
7 21 (18.92%) DNS
8 18 (16.22%) ITIL
8 18 (16.22%) MS Excel
8 18 (16.22%) VMware Infrastructure
9 17 (15.32%) Windows XP
9 17 (15.32%) IIS
9 17 (15.32%) Windows Server 2003
10 16 (14.41%) Windows Server 2012
11 15 (13.51%) DHCP
11 15 (13.51%) HTTP
12 14 (12.61%) SQL
13 13 (11.71%) MCP
13 13 (11.71%) Microsoft Certification
13 13 (11.71%) ITIL Certification
13 13 (11.71%) XenApp
14 11 (9.91%) WAN
14 11 (9.91%) LAN
14 11 (9.91%) .NET
14 11 (9.91%) SQL Server
14 11 (9.91%) ASP.NET
14 11 (9.91%) Web Services
14 11 (9.91%) Firewall
14 11 (9.91%) Migration

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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 17 (15.32%) IIS
2 10 (9.01%) BizTalk Server
3 8 (7.21%) MQSeries
3 8 (7.21%) MS Exchange
4 7 (6.31%) SharePoint
5 4 (3.60%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (2.70%) Office Communications Server
7 2 (1.80%) Lync
7 2 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.90%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.90%) SAS
8 1 (0.90%) CICS
Applications
1 23 (20.72%) MS Office
2 18 (16.22%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.90%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (3.60%) Google Apps
3 3 (2.70%) Office 365
3 3 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.90%) OneDrive
4 1 (0.90%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 21 (18.92%) DNS
2 15 (13.51%) DHCP
2 15 (13.51%) HTTP
3 11 (9.91%) LAN
3 11 (9.91%) WAN
3 11 (9.91%) Firewall
4 8 (7.21%) SAN
5 6 (5.41%) SSL
5 6 (5.41%) SMTP
5 6 (5.41%) FTP
6 5 (4.50%) Wireless
7 4 (3.60%) IPsec
7 4 (3.60%) VLAN
7 4 (3.60%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (3.60%) HSRP
7 4 (3.60%) GLBP
7 4 (3.60%) VoIP
7 4 (3.60%) VPN
7 4 (3.60%) Internet
7 4 (3.60%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (9.91%) SQL Server
2 9 (8.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (2.70%) MySQL
3 3 (2.70%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.90%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.90%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.90%) DB2
4 1 (0.90%) Adabas
4 1 (0.90%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.90%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 9 (8.11%) Visual Studio
1 9 (8.11%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.90%) MSBuild
2 1 (0.90%) MSI
General
1 5 (4.50%) Finance
2 4 (3.60%) Manufacturing
2 4 (3.60%) Banking
3 2 (1.80%) Publishing
3 2 (1.80%) Back Office
3 2 (1.80%) Legal
4 1 (0.90%) Automotive
4 1 (0.90%) Multimedia
4 1 (0.90%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 28 (25.23%) Analyst
2 21 (18.92%) Administrator
3 18 (16.22%) Support Analyst
4 16 (14.41%) Desktop Support
5 11 (9.91%) Developer
6 10 (9.01%) Support Engineer
7 9 (8.11%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 9 (8.11%) Desktop Analyst
8 8 (7.21%) BizTalk Developer
8 8 (7.21%) Consultant
9 7 (6.31%) Desktop Administrator
10 6 (5.41%) Desktop Engineer
10 6 (5.41%) Service Desk Analyst
10 6 (5.41%) Service Analyst
10 6 (5.41%) Citrix Administrator
11 5 (4.50%) 3rd Line Support
11 5 (4.50%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 5 (4.50%) IT Support
12 4 (3.60%) IT Support Analyst
12 4 (3.60%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (9.91%) .NET
1 11 (9.91%) ASP.NET
1 11 (9.91%) Web Services
2 10 (9.01%) XML
3 9 (8.11%) WCF
3 9 (8.11%) REST
4 8 (7.21%) MSMQ
5 2 (1.80%) Application Packaging
6 1 (0.90%) HTML
6 1 (0.90%) Google Maps API
6 1 (0.90%) iOS SDK
6 1 (0.90%) ISPF
6 1 (0.90%) XSLT
6 1 (0.90%) CSS
6 1 (0.90%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.11%) Thin Client
1 9 (8.11%) Fat Client
2 8 (7.21%) Clustering
2 8 (7.21%) Data Centre
3 4 (3.60%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.70%) NHS
5 2 (1.80%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.90%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.90%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.90%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.90%) Streaming Video
6 1 (0.90%) Replication
6 1 (0.90%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 35 (31.53%) Windows 7
2 24 (21.62%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (15.32%) Windows XP
3 17 (15.32%) Windows Server 2003
4 16 (14.41%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (9.01%) Windows 8
6 8 (7.21%) Linux
7 5 (4.50%) Apple iOS
7 5 (4.50%) Android
8 4 (3.60%) VMS
8 4 (3.60%) OpenVMS
9 3 (2.70%) UNIX
9 3 (2.70%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.90%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.90%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.90%) OS/390
10 1 (0.90%) zOS
10 1 (0.90%) MVS
10 1 (0.90%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.90%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (16.22%) ITIL
2 11 (9.91%) Migration
3 9 (8.11%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (7.21%) OO
4 8 (7.21%) Release Management
4 8 (7.21%) Infrastructure Management
4 8 (7.21%) Performance Tuning
4 8 (7.21%) Web Application Development
5 7 (6.31%) Patch Management
5 7 (6.31%) SOA
5 7 (6.31%) OOP
6 4 (3.60%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (3.60%) Network Architecture
6 4 (3.60%) Network Management
6 4 (3.60%) Server Building
7 3 (2.70%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (2.70%) Service Management
8 2 (1.80%) Change Management
8 2 (1.80%) GAP Analysis
8 2 (1.80%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 14 (12.61%) SQL
2 9 (8.11%) XPath
2 9 (8.11%) C#
2 9 (8.11%) XQuery
3 2 (1.80%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.90%) Embedded C++
4 1 (0.90%) Assembly Language
4 1 (0.90%) NATURAL
4 1 (0.90%) JCL
4 1 (0.90%) AWK
4 1 (0.90%) C++
4 1 (0.90%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.90%) PHP
Qualifications
1 13 (11.71%) MCP
1 13 (11.71%) Microsoft Certification
1 13 (11.71%) ITIL Certification
2 9 (8.11%) Security Cleared
3 7 (6.31%) Citrix Certification
4 6 (5.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 4 (3.60%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.80%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.80%) CCNA
7 1 (0.90%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.80%) QA
2 1 (0.90%) SLA
System Software
1 32 (28.83%) Active Directory
2 18 (16.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (11.71%) XenApp
4 7 (6.31%) Hyper-V
4 7 (6.31%) Terminal Services
4 7 (6.31%) VMware Workstation
4 7 (6.31%) Microsoft App-V
4 7 (6.31%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (5.41%) VMware ESX
5 6 (5.41%) XenDesktop
6 3 (2.70%) Xen
7 2 (1.80%) vSphere
8 1 (0.90%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 9 (8.11%) SCCM
2 2 (1.80%) WSUS
2 2 (1.80%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (0.90%) OpenView
3 1 (0.90%) SCOM
3 1 (0.90%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 62 (55.86%) Microsoft
2 36 (32.43%) Citrix
2 36 (32.43%) VMware
3 8 (7.21%) Cisco
4 5 (4.50%) Google
5 4 (3.60%) HP
6 3 (2.70%) EMC
6 3 (2.70%) Apple
6 3 (2.70%) Symantec
7 2 (1.80%) Remedy
7 2 (1.80%) McAfee
7 2 (1.80%) AppSense
7 2 (1.80%) BMC
8 1 (0.90%) Computacenter
8 1 (0.90%) PlateSpin
8 1 (0.90%) SolarWinds
8 1 (0.90%) F5
8 1 (0.90%) Facebook
8 1 (0.90%) Twitter
8 1 (0.90%) CheckPoint
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