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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 5 4 7
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +3
Contract jobs citing Windows 28 24 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 15.91% 16.11% 15.66%
As % of the Operating Systems category 68.29% 68.57% 83.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 12 15
Average daily rate
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£163 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-51.85% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £117 £156 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £350 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 1 3
Average hourly rate £14.00 £15.77 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.22% -36.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.81 £15.00 £16.16
% change year-on-year
-1.28% -7.14%
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
41 35 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 23.30% 23.49% 18.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 21 15
Average daily rate £190 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-41.53% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £150 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £375 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 1 3
Average hourly rate £11.00 £15.77 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.24% -36.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -14.28%

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 24 December 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 24 December 2014.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Liverpool

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Liverpool

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 26 (46.43%) Windows 7
2 23 (41.07%) Microsoft
2 23 (41.07%) Active Directory
3 19 (33.93%) Windows XP
4 14 (25.00%) Citrix
4 14 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (23.21%) MS Office
6 9 (16.07%) VMware
6 9 (16.07%) SCCM
7 8 (14.29%) SQL
7 8 (14.29%) MS Excel
7 8 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (12.50%) Windows 2000
8 7 (12.50%) DNS
8 7 (12.50%) Security Cleared
9 6 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
9 6 (10.71%) Migration
9 6 (10.71%) ITIL
10 5 (8.93%) VMS
10 5 (8.93%) DHCP
10 5 (8.93%) Linux
10 5 (8.93%) Manufacturing
10 5 (8.93%) SC Cleared
10 5 (8.93%) Performance Tuning
11 4 (7.14%) Windows Vista
11 4 (7.14%) Clustering
11 4 (7.14%) WAN
11 4 (7.14%) HP
12 3 (5.36%) Dell
12 3 (5.36%) Internet

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (5.36%) IIS
2 2 (3.57%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.79%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (1.79%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 13 (23.21%) MS Office
2 8 (14.29%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.79%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.79%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.79%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.79%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.79%) PaaS
2 1 (1.79%) Google Apps
2 1 (1.79%) IaaS
2 1 (1.79%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (1.79%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.79%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 7 (12.50%) DNS
2 5 (8.93%) DHCP
3 4 (7.14%) WAN
4 3 (5.36%) LAN
4 3 (5.36%) Internet
5 2 (3.57%) SSL
5 2 (3.57%) DMZ
5 2 (3.57%) Firewall
5 2 (3.57%) SMTP
5 2 (3.57%) FTP
5 2 (3.57%) HTTP
5 2 (3.57%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.79%) SMS
6 1 (1.79%) Cisco ICM
6 1 (1.79%) MGCP
6 1 (1.79%) H.323
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.36%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.57%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (3.57%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.79%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Dreamweaver
General
1 5 (8.93%) Manufacturing
2 3 (5.36%) Automotive
3 2 (3.57%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.57%) Finance
3 2 (3.57%) Banking
3 2 (3.57%) Retail
4 1 (1.79%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.79%) Law
Job Titles
1 17 (30.36%) Analyst
2 13 (23.21%) Desktop Support
3 10 (17.86%) Support Engineer
4 9 (16.07%) Desktop Engineer
5 7 (12.50%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 7 (12.50%) Support Analyst
6 5 (8.93%) Service Analyst
6 5 (8.93%) Service Desk Analyst
7 4 (7.14%) Project Manager
8 3 (5.36%) 2nd Line Support
8 3 (5.36%) 1st Line Support
8 3 (5.36%) IT Support
9 2 (3.57%) Rollout Engineer
9 2 (3.57%) Desktop Analyst
9 2 (3.57%) 1st Line Support Analyst
9 2 (3.57%) IT Support Analyst
9 2 (3.57%) Senior Project Manager
9 2 (3.57%) Desktop Support Analyst
9 2 (3.57%) SQL Server DBA
9 2 (3.57%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.57%) .NET
2 1 (1.79%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.79%) CSS
2 1 (1.79%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.14%) Clustering
2 3 (5.36%) iPad
2 3 (5.36%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.57%) PDA
3 2 (3.57%) Fat Client
3 2 (3.57%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.79%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.79%) IVR
4 1 (1.79%) iPhone
4 1 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.79%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 26 (46.43%) Windows 7
2 19 (33.93%) Windows XP
3 14 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (12.50%) Windows 2000
6 5 (8.93%) Linux
6 5 (8.93%) VMS
7 4 (7.14%) Windows Vista
8 3 (5.36%) UNIX
9 2 (3.57%) Windows NT
9 2 (3.57%) Windows Mobile
9 2 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (1.79%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (1.79%) Mac OS
10 1 (1.79%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (10.71%) Migration
1 6 (10.71%) ITIL
2 5 (8.93%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (5.36%) High Availability
3 3 (5.36%) Data Migration
4 2 (3.57%) Configuration Management
4 2 (3.57%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (3.57%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (3.57%) Workflow
4 2 (3.57%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (3.57%) Time Management
4 2 (3.57%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (1.79%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (1.79%) Cisco ICM Scripting
5 1 (1.79%) DevOps
5 1 (1.79%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (1.79%) Scrum
5 1 (1.79%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (1.79%) Content Management
5 1 (1.79%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (14.29%) SQL
2 3 (5.36%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.79%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 5 (8.93%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.57%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.79%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.79%) HND
4 1 (1.79%) ISEB
4 1 (1.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.79%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (41.07%) Active Directory
2 6 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (5.36%) VMware ESX
4 2 (3.57%) DFS Replication
4 2 (3.57%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (3.57%) Hyper-V
4 2 (3.57%) Firmware
5 1 (1.79%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (16.07%) SCCM
2 2 (3.57%) SCVMM
3 1 (1.79%) Cisco UCCE
3 1 (1.79%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (1.79%) SCOM
3 1 (1.79%) OpenView
3 1 (1.79%) MOM
3 1 (1.79%) Netcool
3 1 (1.79%) Netcool/OMNIbus
3 1 (1.79%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.79%) WSUS
Vendors
1 23 (41.07%) Microsoft
2 14 (25.00%) Citrix
3 9 (16.07%) VMware
4 4 (7.14%) HP
5 3 (5.36%) Dell
6 2 (3.57%) EMC
6 2 (3.57%) Cisco
6 2 (3.57%) Red Hat
6 2 (3.57%) Remedy
6 2 (3.57%) Acronis
7 1 (1.79%) TOWER Software
7 1 (1.79%) AppSense
7 1 (1.79%) BMC
7 1 (1.79%) Motorola
7 1 (1.79%) NetApp
7 1 (1.79%) Lotus
7 1 (1.79%) IBM
7 1 (1.79%) Oracle
7 1 (1.79%) Unisys
7 1 (1.79%) Adobe
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