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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 3 7 10
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +3
Contract jobs citing Windows 61 27 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 20.82% 14.14% 10.61%
As % of the Operating Systems category 66.30% 62.79% 65.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 11 11
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.25% -42.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £134 £163 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £338 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £304 £315
% change year-on-year
+6.90% -3.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 2
Average hourly rate £14.75 £12.00 £20.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.91% -42.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.40 £11.00 £20.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.75 £39.40 £21.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.86 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+5.73% -
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 43 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 31.40% 22.51% 16.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 18 18
Average daily rate £200 £200 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -42.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £163 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 2
Average hourly rate £15.00 £11.75 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.65% -45.34%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £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 28 August 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
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 28 August 2015.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Liverpool

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Liverpool

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 57 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 36 (31.58%) Citrix
3 35 (30.70%) Active Directory
4 33 (28.95%) Windows 7
5 31 (27.19%) VMware
6 27 (23.68%) SQL
6 27 (23.68%) ITIL
7 24 (21.05%) Windows Server 2008
8 23 (20.18%) MS Office
9 18 (15.79%) DNS
10 16 (14.04%) Windows Server 2003
10 16 (14.04%) MS Excel
10 16 (14.04%) XenApp
10 16 (14.04%) VMware Infrastructure
11 15 (13.16%) Finance
11 15 (13.16%) Migration
12 14 (12.28%) Microsoft Certification
13 13 (11.40%) DHCP
13 13 (11.40%) Windows XP
13 13 (11.40%) SQL Server
14 12 (10.53%) MCP
14 12 (10.53%) ITIL Certification
14 12 (10.53%) Windows 8
15 11 (9.65%) SQL Server 2008
16 10 (8.77%) SCCM
16 10 (8.77%) WAN
16 10 (8.77%) LAN
17 9 (7.89%) Linux
17 9 (7.89%) Firewall
17 9 (7.89%) SQL Server Integration Services

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 8 (7.02%) MS Exchange
1 8 (7.02%) IIS
2 2 (1.75%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (0.88%) Office Communications Server
3 1 (0.88%) Lync
3 1 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.88%) SAS
3 1 (0.88%) CICS
3 1 (0.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 23 (20.18%) MS Office
2 16 (14.04%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.14%) Google Apps
2 3 (2.63%) Office 365
3 2 (1.75%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.88%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 18 (15.79%) DNS
2 13 (11.40%) DHCP
3 10 (8.77%) LAN
3 10 (8.77%) WAN
4 9 (7.89%) Firewall
5 6 (5.26%) SMTP
5 6 (5.26%) FTP
5 6 (5.26%) HTTP
5 6 (5.26%) SSL
6 5 (4.39%) SAN
7 4 (3.51%) VPN
7 4 (3.51%) VoIP
7 4 (3.51%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (3.51%) Wireless
8 3 (2.63%) IPsec
8 3 (2.63%) VLAN
8 3 (2.63%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (2.63%) HSRP
8 3 (2.63%) GLBP
8 3 (2.63%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (11.40%) SQL Server
2 11 (9.65%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (7.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 9 (7.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.75%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.88%) MySQL
5 1 (0.88%) DB2
5 1 (0.88%) MS Access
5 1 (0.88%) Adabas
5 1 (0.88%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.88%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (7.89%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 3 (2.63%) Subversion
3 2 (1.75%) Maven
3 2 (1.75%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.75%) Ant
3 2 (1.75%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.88%) MSBuild
General
1 15 (13.16%) Finance
2 9 (7.89%) Banking
3 2 (1.75%) Back Office
3 2 (1.75%) Publishing
4 1 (0.88%) Legal
4 1 (0.88%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.88%) Retail
4 1 (0.88%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 37 (32.46%) Analyst
2 24 (21.05%) Support Analyst
3 19 (16.67%) Administrator
4 17 (14.91%) Support Engineer
5 14 (12.28%) Desktop Support
6 12 (10.53%) Applications Support
7 9 (7.89%) 2nd Line Support
7 9 (7.89%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 9 (7.89%) Desktop Analyst
8 8 (7.02%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 8 (7.02%) Applications Support Analyst
9 7 (6.14%) Consultant
9 7 (6.14%) Citrix Administrator
10 6 (5.26%) Service Desk Analyst
10 6 (5.26%) Service Analyst
10 6 (5.26%) Desktop Administrator
11 5 (4.39%) Data Analyst
11 5 (4.39%) 3rd Line Support
12 4 (3.51%) Network Consultant
12 4 (3.51%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.02%) .NET
2 4 (3.51%) ASP.NET
3 3 (2.63%) 802.1X
4 2 (1.75%) Web Services
5 1 (0.88%) XML
5 1 (0.88%) XSLT
5 1 (0.88%) ISPF
5 1 (0.88%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.88%) WPF
5 1 (0.88%) Google Maps API
5 1 (0.88%) iOS SDK
5 1 (0.88%) HTML
5 1 (0.88%) CSS
5 1 (0.88%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.02%) Thin Client
1 8 (7.02%) Fat Client
2 7 (6.14%) Clustering
2 7 (6.14%) Data Centre
3 3 (2.63%) Mobile App
3 3 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.63%) NHS
4 1 (0.88%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.88%) Data Extraction
4 1 (0.88%) iPhone
4 1 (0.88%) Blackberry
4 1 (0.88%) Mainframe
4 1 (0.88%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 33 (28.95%) Windows 7
2 24 (21.05%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (14.04%) Windows Server 2003
4 13 (11.40%) Windows XP
5 12 (10.53%) Windows 8
6 9 (7.89%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (7.89%) Linux
7 7 (6.14%) Apple iOS
7 7 (6.14%) Android
8 6 (5.26%) Mac OS
9 4 (3.51%) Windows Mobile
10 2 (1.75%) Windows CE
10 2 (1.75%) VMS
10 2 (1.75%) OpenVMS
11 1 (0.88%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.88%) OS/390
11 1 (0.88%) zOS
11 1 (0.88%) MVS
11 1 (0.88%) UNIX
11 1 (0.88%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (23.68%) ITIL
2 15 (13.16%) Migration
3 8 (7.02%) Infrastructure Management
3 8 (7.02%) Performance Tuning
3 8 (7.02%) Patch Management
4 7 (6.14%) Data Analysis
5 5 (4.39%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (3.51%) Service Management
7 3 (2.63%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (2.63%) ITSM
7 3 (2.63%) Network Management
7 3 (2.63%) Network Architecture
7 3 (2.63%) Server Building
8 2 (1.75%) Software Engineering
8 2 (1.75%) Web Development
8 2 (1.75%) Configuration Management
8 2 (1.75%) Project Management
9 1 (0.88%) Change Management
9 1 (0.88%) OO
9 1 (0.88%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 27 (23.68%) SQL
2 5 (4.39%) C#
3 4 (3.51%) PowerShell
4 2 (1.75%) Java
5 1 (0.88%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.88%) PHP
5 1 (0.88%) C++
5 1 (0.88%) VBScript
5 1 (0.88%) VB
5 1 (0.88%) Embedded C++
5 1 (0.88%) Assembly Language
5 1 (0.88%) NATURAL
5 1 (0.88%) JCL
5 1 (0.88%) LINC
Qualifications
1 14 (12.28%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (10.53%) ITIL Certification
2 12 (10.53%) MCP
3 7 (6.14%) Citrix Certification
4 6 (5.26%) Security Cleared
4 6 (5.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 4 (3.51%) SC Cleared
6 3 (2.63%) CTC Cleared
6 3 (2.63%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.75%) CCNP
7 2 (1.75%) CCNA
8 1 (0.88%) MCSE
8 1 (0.88%) CCIE
8 1 (0.88%) CCEE
8 1 (0.88%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.75%) SLA
1 2 (1.75%) QA
System Software
1 35 (30.70%) Active Directory
2 16 (14.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (14.04%) XenApp
3 8 (7.02%) XenDesktop
4 7 (6.14%) Hyper-V
4 7 (6.14%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (5.26%) Terminal Services
5 6 (5.26%) VMware ESX
5 6 (5.26%) VMware Workstation
5 6 (5.26%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (2.63%) Xen
7 2 (1.75%) vSphere
8 1 (0.88%) Job Entry Subsystem
Systems Management
1 10 (8.77%) SCCM
2 2 (1.75%) SCOM
2 2 (1.75%) SCSM
2 2 (1.75%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 57 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 36 (31.58%) Citrix
3 31 (27.19%) VMware
4 8 (7.02%) Cisco
4 8 (7.02%) Google
5 4 (3.51%) Apple
5 4 (3.51%) HP
6 3 (2.63%) Symantec
7 2 (1.75%) IBM
7 2 (1.75%) Unisys
7 2 (1.75%) AppSense
8 1 (0.88%) Oracle
8 1 (0.88%) EMC
8 1 (0.88%) Juniper
8 1 (0.88%) Remedy
8 1 (0.88%) McAfee
8 1 (0.88%) PlateSpin
8 1 (0.88%) Facebook
8 1 (0.88%) Twitter
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