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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 9 1 3
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows 28 41 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 11.91% 20.60% 19.49%
As % of the Operating Systems category 73.68% 68.33% 76.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 15 6
Average daily rate £400 £175 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+128.57% -54.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £112 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £409 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £295
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +8.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 1
Average hourly rate £13.50 £14.25 £15.77
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -9.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -
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
38 60 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 16.17% 30.15% 25.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 23 10
Average daily rate £413 £175 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+135.71% -48.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £115 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £474 £420 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £307
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +9.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 1
Average hourly rate £16.50 £13.00 £15.77
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.92% -17.56%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%

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 8 February 2016.

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 8 February 2016, 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 32 (44.44%) Active Directory
2 29 (40.28%) Windows Server
3 19 (26.39%) Microsoft
3 19 (26.39%) SQL Server
4 16 (22.22%) Finance
4 16 (22.22%) SQL
4 16 (22.22%) Citrix
5 15 (20.83%) ITIL
5 15 (20.83%) Windows 7
6 13 (18.06%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (18.06%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (18.06%) Windows XP
6 13 (18.06%) WAN
7 11 (15.28%) Remote Desktop
8 10 (13.89%) SCCM
8 10 (13.89%) VMware
8 10 (13.89%) MS Exchange
8 10 (13.89%) Linux
9 9 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
9 9 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
9 9 (12.50%) JIRA
9 9 (12.50%) Banking
10 8 (11.11%) Data Centre
10 8 (11.11%) Windows 8
10 8 (11.11%) TCP/IP
11 7 (9.72%) LAN
11 7 (9.72%) HP
11 7 (9.72%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 7 (9.72%) SQL Server 2008
11 7 (9.72%) XenApp

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 10 (13.89%) MS Exchange
2 5 (6.94%) IIS
3 4 (5.56%) Apache Pig
4 3 (4.17%) Confluence
4 3 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (2.78%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.78%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.39%) Apache
6 1 (1.39%) CMS
6 1 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.39%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (8.33%) MS Office
2 3 (4.17%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.39%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.39%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.17%) IaaS
1 3 (4.17%) PaaS
2 2 (2.78%) Office 365
3 1 (1.39%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.39%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 13 (18.06%) WAN
2 11 (15.28%) Remote Desktop
3 8 (11.11%) TCP/IP
4 7 (9.72%) LAN
5 5 (6.94%) DHCP
5 5 (6.94%) DNS
5 5 (6.94%) SAN
5 5 (6.94%) VoIP
6 4 (5.56%) Internet
6 4 (5.56%) Intranet
7 3 (4.17%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (4.17%) VPN
7 3 (4.17%) Wireless
8 2 (2.78%) BIG-IP
8 2 (2.78%) SNMP
9 1 (1.39%) Firewall
9 1 (1.39%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (26.39%) SQL Server
2 7 (9.72%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (6.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (6.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (5.56%) Apache Hive
4 4 (5.56%) Big Data
4 4 (5.56%) Hadoop
5 3 (4.17%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.39%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 9 (12.50%) JIRA
2 7 (9.72%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 5 (6.94%) Subversion
4 4 (5.56%) Bugzilla
4 4 (5.56%) Git (software)
4 4 (5.56%) Hudson
4 4 (5.56%) Jenkins
5 2 (2.78%) Ant
5 2 (2.78%) Maven
5 2 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 16 (22.22%) Finance
2 9 (12.50%) Banking
3 4 (5.56%) Legal
4 3 (4.17%) Retail
5 2 (2.78%) Local Government
6 1 (1.39%) Back Office
6 1 (1.39%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.39%) Law
6 1 (1.39%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.39%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (23.61%) Analyst
2 15 (20.83%) Support Engineer
3 12 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
4 10 (13.89%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 10 (13.89%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 8 (11.11%) 1st Line Support
5 8 (11.11%) Support Analyst
6 7 (9.72%) Applications Support
6 7 (9.72%) Applications Support Analyst
7 6 (8.33%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 6 (8.33%) Architect
8 5 (6.94%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
8 5 (6.94%) Banking Analyst
8 5 (6.94%) Developer
8 5 (6.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (6.94%) Windows Engineer
9 4 (5.56%) Administrator
9 4 (5.56%) Infrastructure Architect
9 4 (5.56%) Service Analyst
9 4 (5.56%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.56%) .NET
1 4 (5.56%) Hibernate
1 4 (5.56%) HTML
1 4 (5.56%) HTML5
1 4 (5.56%) Spring
1 4 (5.56%) Struts
2 1 (1.39%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 4 (5.56%) Blackberry
2 4 (5.56%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (4.17%) iPad
3 3 (4.17%) Wiki
4 2 (2.78%) Clustering
4 2 (2.78%) EPoS
4 2 (2.78%) Handset
4 2 (2.78%) IVR
5 1 (1.39%) Data Extraction
5 1 (1.39%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.39%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (1.39%) FlexPod
5 1 (1.39%) HACMP
5 1 (1.39%) LPAR
5 1 (1.39%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 29 (40.28%) Windows Server
2 15 (20.83%) Windows 7
3 13 (18.06%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (18.06%) Windows Server 2012
3 13 (18.06%) Windows XP
4 10 (13.89%) Linux
5 9 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (11.11%) Windows 8
7 6 (8.33%) Windows Vista
8 3 (4.17%) Solaris
8 3 (4.17%) Unix
9 2 (2.78%) Windows CE
10 1 (1.39%) AIX
10 1 (1.39%) Android
10 1 (1.39%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.39%) Mac OS
10 1 (1.39%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (20.83%) ITIL
2 7 (9.72%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (8.33%) Migration
4 5 (6.94%) Configuration Management
4 5 (6.94%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (6.94%) Project Management
5 4 (5.56%) Infrastructure Management
5 4 (5.56%) MapReduce
5 4 (5.56%) RAD
5 4 (5.56%) Time Management
6 3 (4.17%) Converged Infrastructure
6 3 (4.17%) Network Design
7 2 (2.78%) Change Management
7 2 (2.78%) ITIL V3
7 2 (2.78%) Release Management
7 2 (2.78%) Service Delivery
7 2 (2.78%) SIEM
7 2 (2.78%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (2.78%) Supplier Management
7 2 (2.78%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 16 (22.22%) SQL
2 6 (8.33%) Java
3 4 (5.56%) PowerShell
3 4 (5.56%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.39%) C#
4 1 (1.39%) LINC
4 1 (1.39%) VB
4 1 (1.39%) VB.NET
4 1 (1.39%) VB6
Qualifications
1 5 (6.94%) Degree
2 4 (5.56%) CCNP
2 4 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (4.17%) CCIE
3 3 (4.17%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.17%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.78%) MCDST
5 1 (1.39%) A+ Certification
5 1 (1.39%) CCEA
5 1 (1.39%) CCEE
5 1 (1.39%) CCNA
5 1 (1.39%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (1.39%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (1.39%) DBS Check
5 1 (1.39%) MCSE
5 1 (1.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.39%) SLA
System Software
1 32 (44.44%) Active Directory
2 9 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (9.72%) XenApp
4 4 (5.56%) HDFS
4 4 (5.56%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (4.17%) Hyper-V
5 3 (4.17%) vSphere
5 3 (4.17%) XenDesktop
6 2 (2.78%) Forefront TMG
6 2 (2.78%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (1.39%) PowerHA
7 1 (1.39%) VMware ESX
7 1 (1.39%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 10 (13.89%) SCCM
2 5 (6.94%) SCOM
3 3 (4.17%) EdgeSight
3 3 (4.17%) Nagios
3 3 (4.17%) SCOrch
4 2 (2.78%) BladeLogic
5 1 (1.39%) Ansible
5 1 (1.39%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.39%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.39%) Puppet
5 1 (1.39%) vRealize
Vendors
1 19 (26.39%) Microsoft
2 16 (22.22%) Citrix
3 10 (13.89%) VMware
4 7 (9.72%) HP
5 6 (8.33%) Cisco
6 3 (4.17%) 3PAR
6 3 (4.17%) Juniper
6 3 (4.17%) NetApp
7 2 (2.78%) IBM
7 2 (2.78%) Sun
7 2 (2.78%) Unisys
7 2 (2.78%) Wincor Nixdorf
8 1 (1.39%) Apple
8 1 (1.39%) EMC
8 1 (1.39%) Intel
8 1 (1.39%) Mitel
8 1 (1.39%) Motorola
8 1 (1.39%) OpenText
8 1 (1.39%) Oracle
8 1 (1.39%) Teradata
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