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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 1 2 1
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 71 32 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 26.79% 23.53% 25.66%
As % of the Operating Systems category 77.17% 88.89% 68.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 14 25
Average daily rate
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£250 £330 £243
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.24% +36.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £140 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £414 £468 £352
UK excluding London average daily rate £322 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 1
Average hourly rate £13.00 £12.49 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.08% -56.17%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
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
92 36 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 34.72% 26.47% 37.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 16 40
Average daily rate £300 £340 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +23.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £138 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £470 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.42% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 1
Average hourly rate £13.00 £12.49 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.08% -56.17%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 52 (52.53%) Microsoft
2 33 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 31 (31.31%) Windows 7
4 27 (27.27%) VMware
5 26 (26.26%) Citrix
6 25 (25.25%) Windows XP
7 20 (20.20%) Windows Server 2008
8 19 (19.19%) MS Office
8 19 (19.19%) DNS
9 16 (16.16%) MS Excel
10 15 (15.15%) DHCP
10 15 (15.15%) Windows Server 2003
10 15 (15.15%) Windows Server 2012
11 14 (14.14%) IIS
12 13 (13.13%) HTTP
12 13 (13.13%) VMware Infrastructure
13 12 (12.12%) SCCM
13 12 (12.12%) SQL
14 11 (11.11%) SQL Server
15 10 (10.10%) BizTalk Server
15 10 (10.10%) Web Services
15 10 (10.10%) ITIL
15 10 (10.10%) Security Cleared
16 9 (9.09%) XPath
16 9 (9.09%) WCF
16 9 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
16 9 (9.09%) REST
16 9 (9.09%) XML
16 9 (9.09%) .NET
16 9 (9.09%) ASP.NET

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 14 (14.14%) IIS
2 10 (10.10%) BizTalk Server
3 8 (8.08%) MQSeries
4 6 (6.06%) SharePoint
5 5 (5.05%) MS Exchange
6 4 (4.04%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (2.02%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (2.02%) Office Communications Server
7 2 (2.02%) Lync
7 2 (2.02%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (2.02%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (1.01%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (1.01%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (1.01%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 19 (19.19%) MS Office
2 16 (16.16%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.01%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.01%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.01%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.03%) Office 365
3 1 (1.01%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 19 (19.19%) DNS
2 15 (15.15%) DHCP
3 13 (13.13%) HTTP
4 9 (9.09%) LAN
4 9 (9.09%) Firewall
5 8 (8.08%) WAN
6 7 (7.07%) SAN
7 5 (5.05%) Wireless
8 4 (4.04%) IPsec
8 4 (4.04%) VLAN
8 4 (4.04%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (4.04%) HSRP
8 4 (4.04%) GLBP
8 4 (4.04%) OSPF
8 4 (4.04%) BGP
8 4 (4.04%) EIGRP
8 4 (4.04%) SSL
8 4 (4.04%) VoIP
8 4 (4.04%) VPN
8 4 (4.04%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 8 (8.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (3.03%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (2.02%) MySQL
4 2 (2.02%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.02%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.01%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.01%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.01%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 9 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (7.07%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.01%) Dreamweaver
3 1 (1.01%) MSI
3 1 (1.01%) MSBuild
General
1 9 (9.09%) Manufacturing
2 4 (4.04%) Automotive
3 2 (2.02%) Legal
4 1 (1.01%) Local Government
4 1 (1.01%) Finance
Job Titles
1 29 (29.29%) Analyst
2 20 (20.20%) Support Analyst
3 19 (19.19%) Desktop Support
4 15 (15.15%) Administrator
5 11 (11.11%) Support Engineer
6 10 (10.10%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 10 (10.10%) Desktop Analyst
7 8 (8.08%) BizTalk Developer
7 8 (8.08%) IT Support
7 8 (8.08%) Desktop Engineer
7 8 (8.08%) Developer
8 7 (7.07%) Service Desk Analyst
8 7 (7.07%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 7 (7.07%) Service Analyst
9 6 (6.06%) IT Support Analyst
9 6 (6.06%) Consultant
10 4 (4.04%) Network Consultant
10 4 (4.04%) Applications Support
10 4 (4.04%) Applications Developer
10 4 (4.04%) Desktop Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (10.10%) Web Services
2 9 (9.09%) XML
2 9 (9.09%) .NET
2 9 (9.09%) ASP.NET
2 9 (9.09%) WCF
2 9 (9.09%) REST
3 8 (8.08%) MSMQ
4 2 (2.02%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.07%) Clustering
2 4 (4.04%) Fat Client
2 4 (4.04%) Thin Client
2 4 (4.04%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.02%) Client/Server
3 2 (2.02%) NHS
3 2 (2.02%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.01%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.01%) Replication
4 1 (1.01%) CLARiiON
4 1 (1.01%) iPhone
4 1 (1.01%) iPad
4 1 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.01%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 31 (31.31%) Windows 7
2 25 (25.25%) Windows XP
3 20 (20.20%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (15.15%) Windows Server 2003
4 15 (15.15%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (8.08%) Windows 8
5 8 (8.08%) VMS
5 8 (8.08%) Linux
6 4 (4.04%) Windows 2000
6 4 (4.04%) OpenVMS
6 4 (4.04%) UNIX
7 1 (1.01%) Windows Vista
7 1 (1.01%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (10.10%) ITIL
2 8 (8.08%) Migration
2 8 (8.08%) Release Management
2 8 (8.08%) Web Application Development
2 8 (8.08%) Infrastructure Management
3 7 (7.07%) Performance Tuning
3 7 (7.07%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (7.07%) OOP
3 7 (7.07%) OO
3 7 (7.07%) SOA
4 6 (6.06%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (4.04%) Network Architecture
5 4 (4.04%) Network Management
6 3 (3.03%) High Availability
6 3 (3.03%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (3.03%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (3.03%) Performance Monitoring
7 2 (2.02%) Mentoring
7 2 (2.02%) Change Management
7 2 (2.02%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 12 (12.12%) SQL
2 9 (9.09%) XQuery
2 9 (9.09%) XPath
3 8 (8.08%) C#
4 3 (3.03%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.01%) AWK
Qualifications
1 10 (10.10%) Security Cleared
2 7 (7.07%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (7.07%) ITIL Certification
2 7 (7.07%) MCP
3 5 (5.05%) SC Cleared
4 4 (4.04%) Citrix Certification
5 3 (3.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (1.01%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.01%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.02%) SLA
2 1 (1.01%) QA
System Software
1 33 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 13 (13.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (5.05%) Hyper-V
3 5 (5.05%) XenApp
3 5 (5.05%) VMware ESX
4 4 (4.04%) VMware Workstation
4 4 (4.04%) XenDesktop
4 4 (4.04%) Terminal Services
4 4 (4.04%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (3.03%) DFS Replication
6 2 (2.02%) Firmware
7 1 (1.01%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 12 (12.12%) SCCM
2 3 (3.03%) WSUS
3 2 (2.02%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 2 (2.02%) SCOM
3 2 (2.02%) SCVMM
4 1 (1.01%) SCOrch
4 1 (1.01%) OpenView
4 1 (1.01%) MOM
4 1 (1.01%) Netcool
4 1 (1.01%) Netcool/OMNIbus
Vendors
1 52 (52.53%) Microsoft
2 27 (27.27%) VMware
3 26 (26.26%) Citrix
4 7 (7.07%) Cisco
5 4 (4.04%) HP
5 4 (4.04%) Remedy
5 4 (4.04%) EMC
6 3 (3.03%) Dell
7 2 (2.02%) BMC
7 2 (2.02%) McAfee
8 1 (1.01%) TOWER Software
8 1 (1.01%) Motorola
8 1 (1.01%) Lotus
8 1 (1.01%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.01%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.01%) AppSense
8 1 (1.01%) Computacenter
8 1 (1.01%) SolarWinds
8 1 (1.01%) F5
8 1 (1.01%) Avaya
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