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 27 November 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 7 4 7
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +3
Contract jobs citing Windows 25 24 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 14.12% 15.69% 16.91%
As % of the Operating Systems category 78.13% 63.16% 79.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 14 13
Average daily rate
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£163 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £134 £150 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £350 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £303
% change year-on-year
- -0.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 3
Average hourly rate £12.50 - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -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
32 38 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 18.08% 24.84% 21.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 26 14
Average daily rate £275 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £150 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £375 £383
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.76% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 0 3
Average hourly rate £11.00 - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%

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 27 November 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 27 November 2014.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Liverpool

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Liverpool

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 25 (48.08%) Windows 7
2 20 (38.46%) Microsoft
3 18 (34.62%) Active Directory
4 15 (28.85%) Windows XP
5 10 (19.23%) Citrix
6 9 (17.31%) MS Office
6 9 (17.31%) SCCM
6 9 (17.31%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (15.38%) VMware
7 8 (15.38%) SQL
8 7 (13.46%) ITIL
8 7 (13.46%) Windows 2000
9 6 (11.54%) DNS
9 6 (11.54%) Migration
9 6 (11.54%) Security Cleared
9 6 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure
10 5 (9.62%) Performance Tuning
11 4 (7.69%) Clustering
11 4 (7.69%) Manufacturing
11 4 (7.69%) SC Cleared
11 4 (7.69%) Windows Vista
11 4 (7.69%) DHCP
11 4 (7.69%) WAN
11 4 (7.69%) VMS
11 4 (7.69%) MS Excel
11 4 (7.69%) HP
11 4 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (5.77%) Internet
12 3 (5.77%) Dell
12 3 (5.77%) UNIX

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 (5.77%) IIS
2 2 (3.85%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.92%) IBM Notes
3 1 (1.92%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (1.92%) Lync
Applications
1 9 (17.31%) MS Office
2 4 (7.69%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.92%) MS Project
3 1 (1.92%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.92%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.92%) IaaS
2 1 (1.92%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (1.92%) PaaS
2 1 (1.92%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.92%) Amazon S3
2 1 (1.92%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.92%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 6 (11.54%) DNS
2 4 (7.69%) DHCP
2 4 (7.69%) WAN
3 3 (5.77%) Internet
3 3 (5.77%) LAN
4 2 (3.85%) Firewall
4 2 (3.85%) FTP
4 2 (3.85%) HTTP
4 2 (3.85%) TCP/IP
4 2 (3.85%) SSL
4 2 (3.85%) SMTP
4 2 (3.85%) DMZ
5 1 (1.92%) MGCP
5 1 (1.92%) H.323
5 1 (1.92%) Cisco ICM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.77%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.85%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (3.85%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.92%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Dreamweaver
General
1 4 (7.69%) Manufacturing
2 2 (3.85%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.85%) Finance
2 2 (3.85%) Automotive
2 2 (3.85%) Banking
2 2 (3.85%) Retail
3 1 (1.92%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.92%) Law
Job Titles
1 14 (26.92%) Desktop Support
2 13 (25.00%) Analyst
3 11 (21.15%) Desktop Engineer
4 10 (19.23%) Support Engineer
5 8 (15.38%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 5 (9.62%) Support Analyst
6 5 (9.62%) Project Manager
7 3 (5.77%) Rollout Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) Service Desk Analyst
7 3 (5.77%) Service Analyst
7 3 (5.77%) 2nd Line Support
8 2 (3.85%) IT Support
8 2 (3.85%) Administrator
8 2 (3.85%) 1st Line Support
8 2 (3.85%) Senior Project Manager
8 2 (3.85%) Desktop Support Analyst
8 2 (3.85%) SQL Server DBA
8 2 (3.85%) SQL DBA
8 2 (3.85%) IT Support Analyst
8 2 (3.85%) Desktop Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.85%) .NET
2 1 (1.92%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.92%) CSS
2 1 (1.92%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.69%) Clustering
2 3 (5.77%) PDA
2 3 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.77%) iPad
3 2 (3.85%) Fat Client
3 2 (3.85%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.92%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.92%) NHS
4 1 (1.92%) iPhone
4 1 (1.92%) IVR
4 1 (1.92%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 25 (48.08%) Windows 7
2 15 (28.85%) Windows XP
3 9 (17.31%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (13.46%) Windows 2000
5 4 (7.69%) Windows Vista
5 4 (7.69%) VMS
5 4 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (5.77%) UNIX
6 3 (5.77%) Linux
7 2 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (3.85%) Windows Mobile
7 2 (3.85%) Windows NT
8 1 (1.92%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.92%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (1.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.92%) Mac OS
8 1 (1.92%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (13.46%) ITIL
2 6 (11.54%) Migration
3 5 (9.62%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (5.77%) Data Migration
4 3 (5.77%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (5.77%) High Availability
5 2 (3.85%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (3.85%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (3.85%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (3.85%) Workflow
5 2 (3.85%) Time Management
5 2 (3.85%) Configuration Management
6 1 (1.92%) PRINCE
6 1 (1.92%) E-Commerce
6 1 (1.92%) PRINCE2
6 1 (1.92%) Data Modelling
6 1 (1.92%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (1.92%) Security Testing
6 1 (1.92%) Test Scripting
6 1 (1.92%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (15.38%) SQL
2 3 (5.77%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.92%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (11.54%) Security Cleared
2 4 (7.69%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.92%) ISEB
4 1 (1.92%) HND
4 1 (1.92%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.92%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (34.62%) Active Directory
2 6 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (5.77%) VMware ESX
4 2 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (3.85%) Hyper-V
4 2 (3.85%) DFS Replication
4 2 (3.85%) Firmware
5 1 (1.92%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (17.31%) SCCM
2 2 (3.85%) SCVMM
3 1 (1.92%) OpenView
3 1 (1.92%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.92%) Cisco UCCE
3 1 (1.92%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 20 (38.46%) Microsoft
2 10 (19.23%) Citrix
3 8 (15.38%) VMware
4 4 (7.69%) HP
5 3 (5.77%) Dell
5 3 (5.77%) Acronis
6 2 (3.85%) Cisco
6 2 (3.85%) EMC
7 1 (1.92%) BMC
7 1 (1.92%) Motorola
7 1 (1.92%) NetApp
7 1 (1.92%) Lotus
7 1 (1.92%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.92%) Adobe
7 1 (1.92%) Oracle
7 1 (1.92%) Unisys
7 1 (1.92%) AppSense
7 1 (1.92%) TOWER Software
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