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 21 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 7 4 8
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +4
Contract jobs citing Windows 22 24 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 12.72% 15.69% 16.03%
As % of the Operating Systems category 73.33% 60.00% 77.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 14 12
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 £126 £150 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £350 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
- -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 2
Average hourly rate £12.50 - £18.75
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.40 - £15.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.05 - £21.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.25
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -4.91%
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
30 40 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 17.34% 26.14% 20.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 27 13
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 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £375 £398
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 0 2
Average hourly rate £11.00 - £18.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -10.28%

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 21 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 21 November 2014.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Liverpool

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Liverpool

For the 6 months to 21 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 28 (52.83%) Windows 7
2 20 (37.74%) Microsoft
3 19 (35.85%) Active Directory
4 16 (30.19%) Windows XP
5 10 (18.87%) Citrix
5 10 (18.87%) SCCM
6 9 (16.98%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (16.98%) MS Office
7 8 (15.09%) VMware
8 7 (13.21%) ITIL
8 7 (13.21%) Windows 2000
8 7 (13.21%) DNS
8 7 (13.21%) Security Cleared
9 6 (11.32%) VMware Infrastructure
9 6 (11.32%) SQL
10 5 (9.43%) MS Excel
10 5 (9.43%) WAN
10 5 (9.43%) DHCP
11 4 (7.55%) Migration
11 4 (7.55%) Clustering
11 4 (7.55%) Windows Vista
11 4 (7.55%) UNIX
11 4 (7.55%) LAN
11 4 (7.55%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (7.55%) HP
11 4 (7.55%) SC Cleared
12 3 (5.66%) Analytical Skills
12 3 (5.66%) Acronis
12 3 (5.66%) iPad
12 3 (5.66%) Performance Tuning

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 21 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 (5.66%) IIS
2 2 (3.77%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.89%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.89%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (1.89%) Lync
3 1 (1.89%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 9 (16.98%) MS Office
2 5 (9.43%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.89%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.89%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.89%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.89%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.89%) PaaS
2 1 (1.89%) Google Apps
2 1 (1.89%) IaaS
2 1 (1.89%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (1.89%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.89%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 7 (13.21%) DNS
2 5 (9.43%) WAN
2 5 (9.43%) DHCP
3 4 (7.55%) LAN
4 3 (5.66%) TCP/IP
4 3 (5.66%) Internet
5 2 (3.77%) Firewall
5 2 (3.77%) DMZ
5 2 (3.77%) SSL
5 2 (3.77%) FTP
5 2 (3.77%) HTTP
5 2 (3.77%) SMTP
6 1 (1.89%) SAN
6 1 (1.89%) Cisco ICM
6 1 (1.89%) MGCP
6 1 (1.89%) H.323
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.89%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (1.89%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Dreamweaver
General
1 3 (5.66%) Manufacturing
2 2 (3.77%) Banking
2 2 (3.77%) Retail
2 2 (3.77%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.77%) Finance
2 2 (3.77%) Automotive
3 1 (1.89%) Law
3 1 (1.89%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (26.42%) Desktop Support
2 12 (22.64%) Analyst
3 11 (20.75%) Support Engineer
3 11 (20.75%) Desktop Engineer
4 8 (15.09%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 5 (9.43%) Project Manager
6 4 (7.55%) Support Analyst
7 3 (5.66%) Service Analyst
7 3 (5.66%) 2nd Line Support
7 3 (5.66%) Service Desk Analyst
7 3 (5.66%) Rollout Engineer
8 2 (3.77%) Desktop Analyst
8 2 (3.77%) Windows Administrator
8 2 (3.77%) Administrator
8 2 (3.77%) Senior Project Manager
8 2 (3.77%) Desktop Support Analyst
8 2 (3.77%) Consultant
8 2 (3.77%) Senior Manager
8 2 (3.77%) IT Support
8 2 (3.77%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.77%) .NET
1 2 (3.77%) Web Services
2 1 (1.89%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.89%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.55%) Clustering
2 3 (5.66%) PDA
2 3 (5.66%) iPad
2 3 (5.66%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.77%) Fat Client
3 2 (3.77%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.89%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.89%) IVR
4 1 (1.89%) iPhone
4 1 (1.89%) User Experience
4 1 (1.89%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 28 (52.83%) Windows 7
2 16 (30.19%) Windows XP
3 9 (16.98%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (13.21%) Windows 2000
5 4 (7.55%) UNIX
5 4 (7.55%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (7.55%) Windows Vista
6 3 (5.66%) VMS
6 3 (5.66%) Linux
7 2 (3.77%) Windows NT
7 2 (3.77%) Windows Mobile
7 2 (3.77%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.89%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.89%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (1.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.89%) Mac OS
8 1 (1.89%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (13.21%) ITIL
2 4 (7.55%) Migration
3 3 (5.66%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (5.66%) Data Migration
3 3 (5.66%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (3.77%) High Availability
4 2 (3.77%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (3.77%) Security Testing
4 2 (3.77%) Workflow
4 2 (3.77%) Time Management
4 2 (3.77%) Configuration Management
4 2 (3.77%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (1.89%) Security Management
5 1 (1.89%) Service Delivery
5 1 (1.89%) PRINCE2
5 1 (1.89%) E-Commerce
5 1 (1.89%) Data Modelling
5 1 (1.89%) PRINCE
5 1 (1.89%) Scrum
5 1 (1.89%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 6 (11.32%) SQL
2 3 (5.66%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.89%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (13.21%) Security Cleared
2 4 (7.55%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.77%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.89%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.89%) HND
4 1 (1.89%) ISEB
4 1 (1.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 17799
1 1 (1.89%) SLA
1 1 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 19 (35.85%) Active Directory
2 6 (11.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (5.66%) VMware ESX
4 2 (3.77%) DFS Replication
4 2 (3.77%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (3.77%) Hyper-V
4 2 (3.77%) Firmware
5 1 (1.89%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (18.87%) SCCM
2 2 (3.77%) SCVMM
3 1 (1.89%) Cisco UCCE
3 1 (1.89%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (1.89%) OpenView
3 1 (1.89%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 20 (37.74%) Microsoft
2 10 (18.87%) Citrix
3 8 (15.09%) VMware
4 4 (7.55%) HP
5 3 (5.66%) Dell
5 3 (5.66%) Acronis
6 2 (3.77%) Cisco
6 2 (3.77%) EMC
7 1 (1.89%) AppSense
7 1 (1.89%) BMC
7 1 (1.89%) Motorola
7 1 (1.89%) NetApp
7 1 (1.89%) Lotus
7 1 (1.89%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.89%) TOWER Software
7 1 (1.89%) Adobe
7 1 (1.89%) Oracle
7 1 (1.89%) Unisys
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