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 10 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
10 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 3 8 8
Rank change year-on-year
+5 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 23 17 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 15.65% 12.06% 12.65%
As % of the Operating Systems category 69.70% 54.84% 63.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 9
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-51.85% +28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £175 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £394 £372 £333
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 7
Average hourly rate £11.50 £13.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.53% -21.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.40 £9.80 £13.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.90 £19.80 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -7.29%
Operating Systems Category
Liverpool
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
33 31 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 22.45% 21.99% 19.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 19 15
Average daily rate £344 £350 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.78% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £213 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £450 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 7
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 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -8.57%
Windows
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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 10 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 10 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 24 (45.28%) Windows 7
2 18 (33.96%) Microsoft
3 13 (24.53%) Windows XP
4 9 (16.98%) MS Office
4 9 (16.98%) UNIX
4 9 (16.98%) SCCM
5 7 (13.21%) Citrix
5 7 (13.21%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 7 (13.21%) Active Directory
5 7 (13.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (13.21%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 7 (13.21%) Information Security
6 6 (11.32%) Security Cleared
6 6 (11.32%) MS Excel
6 6 (11.32%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (9.43%) CISSP
7 5 (9.43%) CRM
7 5 (9.43%) IIS
7 5 (9.43%) Web Services
7 5 (9.43%) TCP/IP
7 5 (9.43%) DNS
7 5 (9.43%) Risk Assessment
7 5 (9.43%) Security Testing
7 5 (9.43%) PDA
7 5 (9.43%) Enterprise Architecture
7 5 (9.43%) Penetration Testing
7 5 (9.43%) Network Design
7 5 (9.43%) Security Management
7 5 (9.43%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (9.43%) Windows Server 2008

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 10 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 5 (9.43%) IIS
2 2 (3.77%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.89%) Lync
3 1 (1.89%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (1.89%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (16.98%) MS Office
2 6 (11.32%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.89%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (7.55%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.43%) TCP/IP
1 5 (9.43%) DNS
2 3 (5.66%) Internet
2 3 (5.66%) Firewall
3 2 (3.77%) IP Telephony
3 2 (3.77%) DSL
3 2 (3.77%) SAN
3 2 (3.77%) VPN
3 2 (3.77%) DHCP
3 2 (3.77%) Ethernet
4 1 (1.89%) LAN
4 1 (1.89%) WAN
4 1 (1.89%) SSL
4 1 (1.89%) Intranet
4 1 (1.89%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.66%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (1.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (7.55%) MSI
2 2 (3.77%) Wise Package Studio
3 1 (1.89%) InstallShield
General
1 3 (5.66%) Finance
1 3 (5.66%) Banking
2 1 (1.89%) Investment Banking
2 1 (1.89%) Back Office
2 1 (1.89%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.89%) Automotive
2 1 (1.89%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.89%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 8 (15.09%) Analyst
2 7 (13.21%) Desktop Support
2 7 (13.21%) Desktop Engineer
2 7 (13.21%) IT Support
3 6 (11.32%) Support Engineer
4 5 (9.43%) Applications Packager
5 4 (7.55%) Security Consultant
5 4 (7.55%) Consultant
6 3 (5.66%) Project Manager
6 3 (5.66%) 1st Line Support
6 3 (5.66%) Support Analyst
6 3 (5.66%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 2 (3.77%) Help Desk Support
7 2 (3.77%) Administrator
7 2 (3.77%) Security Analyst
7 2 (3.77%) IT Support Engineer
7 2 (3.77%) Operations Analyst
7 2 (3.77%) Security Architect
7 2 (3.77%) Architect
7 2 (3.77%) Security Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.43%) Web Services
2 3 (5.66%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.43%) PDA
2 2 (3.77%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.89%) Fat Client
3 1 (1.89%) NHS
3 1 (1.89%) Thin Client
3 1 (1.89%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 24 (45.28%) Windows 7
2 13 (24.53%) Windows XP
3 9 (16.98%) UNIX
4 6 (11.32%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (9.43%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (7.55%) Windows 8
7 2 (3.77%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (3.77%) Windows Vista
8 1 (1.89%) VMS
8 1 (1.89%) Linux
8 1 (1.89%) Windows 2000
8 1 (1.89%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (13.21%) Information Security
1 7 (13.21%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 5 (9.43%) Penetration Testing
2 5 (9.43%) Enterprise Architecture
2 5 (9.43%) Security Testing
2 5 (9.43%) Risk Assessment
2 5 (9.43%) Network Design
2 5 (9.43%) Security Management
2 5 (9.43%) CRM
3 4 (7.55%) ITIL
3 4 (7.55%) Service Delivery
4 3 (5.66%) PRINCE2
4 3 (5.66%) Migration
5 2 (3.77%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (3.77%) Risk Management
5 2 (3.77%) Data Security
5 2 (3.77%) E-Commerce
5 2 (3.77%) Time Management
5 2 (3.77%) Problem Management
6 1 (1.89%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.66%) PowerShell
2 2 (3.77%) SQL
2 2 (3.77%) VBScript
2 2 (3.77%) VB
3 1 (1.89%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (11.32%) Security Cleared
2 5 (9.43%) CISSP
3 2 (3.77%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (3.77%) MCSE
3 2 (3.77%) CCNA
3 2 (3.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (3.77%) MCITP
4 1 (1.89%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.89%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.89%) ECDL
4 1 (1.89%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (13.21%) ISO/IEC 17799
1 7 (13.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (13.21%) Active Directory
2 5 (9.43%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (7.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (5.66%) VMware ESX
5 2 (3.77%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.89%) XenApp
6 1 (1.89%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.89%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 9 (16.98%) SCCM
2 1 (1.89%) SCOM
2 1 (1.89%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.89%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 18 (33.96%) Microsoft
2 7 (13.21%) Citrix
3 4 (7.55%) HP
3 4 (7.55%) VMware
3 4 (7.55%) Acronis
4 3 (5.66%) Apple
5 2 (3.77%) Cisco
5 2 (3.77%) Adobe
5 2 (3.77%) AppSense
6 1 (1.89%) SAP
6 1 (1.89%) Unisys
6 1 (1.89%) Symantec
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