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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 1 4 4
Rank change year-on-year
+3 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 54 21 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 24.22% 16.80% 16.77%
As % of the Operating Systems category 70.13% 77.78% 64.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 8 15
Average daily rate
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£250 £413 £243
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-39.39% +70.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £143 £241 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £465 £352
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 2
Average hourly rate £13.00 £15.77 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.56% -22.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.90 £15.77 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £15.77 £26.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-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
77 27 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 34.53% 21.60% 26.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 10 25
Average daily rate £325 £375 £243
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +54.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £280 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £450 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 2
Average hourly rate £13.00 £15.77 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.56% -22.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.63 £15.77 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £15.77 £28.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -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 6 March 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 6 March 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 44 (54.32%) Microsoft
2 32 (39.51%) Windows 7
3 26 (32.10%) Active Directory
4 20 (24.69%) VMware
5 19 (23.46%) Citrix
5 19 (23.46%) Windows XP
6 17 (20.99%) MS Office
6 17 (20.99%) Windows Server 2008
7 14 (17.28%) Windows Server 2012
7 14 (17.28%) MS Excel
8 13 (16.05%) Windows Server 2003
8 13 (16.05%) IIS
8 13 (16.05%) DNS
9 12 (14.81%) HTTP
9 12 (14.81%) SQL Server
9 12 (14.81%) Security Cleared
10 11 (13.58%) VMware Infrastructure
11 10 (12.35%) BizTalk Server
11 10 (12.35%) DHCP
12 9 (11.11%) XQuery
12 9 (11.11%) .NET
12 9 (11.11%) ASP.NET
12 9 (11.11%) Web Services
12 9 (11.11%) XML
12 9 (11.11%) Migration
12 9 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
12 9 (11.11%) XPath
12 9 (11.11%) WCF
12 9 (11.11%) SCCM
12 9 (11.11%) REST

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 13 (16.05%) IIS
2 10 (12.35%) BizTalk Server
3 8 (9.88%) MQSeries
4 7 (8.64%) SharePoint
5 4 (4.94%) MS Exchange
5 4 (4.94%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (2.47%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (2.47%) Office Communications Server
6 2 (2.47%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (2.47%) Lync
6 2 (2.47%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (2.47%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.23%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 17 (20.99%) MS Office
2 14 (17.28%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.23%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.23%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.23%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (16.05%) DNS
2 12 (14.81%) HTTP
3 10 (12.35%) DHCP
4 5 (6.17%) WAN
4 5 (6.17%) Firewall
5 4 (4.94%) LAN
5 4 (4.94%) SAN
5 4 (4.94%) Internet
6 3 (3.70%) SSL
6 3 (3.70%) SMTP
6 3 (3.70%) FTP
6 3 (3.70%) TCP/IP
7 2 (2.47%) SMS
7 2 (2.47%) DMZ
7 2 (2.47%) Wireless
8 1 (1.23%) IPsec
8 1 (1.23%) VLAN
8 1 (1.23%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (1.23%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (1.23%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (14.81%) SQL Server
2 8 (9.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (3.70%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (2.47%) MySQL
4 2 (2.47%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.23%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.23%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 9 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (8.64%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.23%) Dreamweaver
3 1 (1.23%) MSI
General
1 8 (9.88%) Manufacturing
2 4 (4.94%) Automotive
3 2 (2.47%) Legal
4 1 (1.23%) Finance
4 1 (1.23%) Law
4 1 (1.23%) Banking
4 1 (1.23%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.23%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 23 (28.40%) Analyst
2 14 (17.28%) Support Analyst
3 13 (16.05%) Desktop Support
4 11 (13.58%) Support Engineer
4 11 (13.58%) Administrator
5 9 (11.11%) Desktop Engineer
6 8 (9.88%) Developer
6 8 (9.88%) BizTalk Developer
7 7 (8.64%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 6 (7.41%) Service Desk Analyst
8 6 (7.41%) Service Analyst
8 6 (7.41%) Desktop Support Analyst
8 6 (7.41%) Desktop Analyst
8 6 (7.41%) IT Support
9 4 (4.94%) IT Support Analyst
9 4 (4.94%) Applications Developer
10 3 (3.70%) Consultant
10 3 (3.70%) 1st Line Support
11 2 (2.47%) Senior Project Manager
11 2 (2.47%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (11.11%) Web Services
1 9 (11.11%) XML
1 9 (11.11%) .NET
1 9 (11.11%) ASP.NET
1 9 (11.11%) WCF
1 9 (11.11%) REST
2 8 (9.88%) MSMQ
3 2 (2.47%) Application Packaging
4 1 (1.23%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.41%) Clustering
2 5 (6.17%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.94%) Fat Client
3 4 (4.94%) Thin Client
4 2 (2.47%) Client/Server
4 2 (2.47%) NHS
5 1 (1.23%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.23%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.23%) Replication
5 1 (1.23%) CLARiiON
5 1 (1.23%) iPhone
5 1 (1.23%) iPad
5 1 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 32 (39.51%) Windows 7
2 19 (23.46%) Windows XP
3 17 (20.99%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (17.28%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (16.05%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (7.41%) VMS
7 5 (6.17%) Linux
8 4 (4.94%) Windows 2000
8 4 (4.94%) UNIX
8 4 (4.94%) Windows 8
9 2 (2.47%) OpenVMS
10 1 (1.23%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (11.11%) Migration
2 8 (9.88%) Release Management
2 8 (9.88%) ITIL
2 8 (9.88%) Web Application Development
3 7 (8.64%) Infrastructure Management
3 7 (8.64%) OOP
3 7 (8.64%) OO
3 7 (8.64%) SOA
3 7 (8.64%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (6.17%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (4.94%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (3.70%) High Availability
6 3 (3.70%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (3.70%) Performance Monitoring
6 3 (3.70%) Data Migration
6 3 (3.70%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (2.47%) GAP Analysis
7 2 (2.47%) Workflow
7 2 (2.47%) Configuration Management
7 2 (2.47%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (11.11%) XQuery
1 9 (11.11%) XPath
2 8 (9.88%) SQL
2 8 (9.88%) C#
3 2 (2.47%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.23%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.23%) AWK
Qualifications
1 12 (14.81%) Security Cleared
2 8 (9.88%) SC Cleared
3 5 (6.17%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (3.70%) MCP
5 2 (2.47%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (2.47%) VCP4
6 1 (1.23%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.23%) CCNA
6 1 (1.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.23%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (32.10%) Active Directory
2 11 (13.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (6.17%) Hyper-V
4 4 (4.94%) VMware ESX
5 3 (3.70%) DFS Replication
5 3 (3.70%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (2.47%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (2.47%) Firmware
6 2 (2.47%) Terminal Services
7 1 (1.23%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (1.23%) XenApp
7 1 (1.23%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (11.11%) SCCM
2 3 (3.70%) WSUS
3 2 (2.47%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 2 (2.47%) SCOM
3 2 (2.47%) SCVMM
4 1 (1.23%) SCOrch
4 1 (1.23%) OpenView
4 1 (1.23%) MOM
4 1 (1.23%) Netcool
4 1 (1.23%) Netcool/OMNIbus
Vendors
1 44 (54.32%) Microsoft
2 20 (24.69%) VMware
3 19 (23.46%) Citrix
4 5 (6.17%) HP
5 4 (4.94%) Cisco
5 4 (4.94%) EMC
6 3 (3.70%) Remedy
6 3 (3.70%) Dell
7 2 (2.47%) BMC
7 2 (2.47%) McAfee
8 1 (1.23%) TOWER Software
8 1 (1.23%) Motorola
8 1 (1.23%) Lotus
8 1 (1.23%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.23%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.23%) AppSense
8 1 (1.23%) Computacenter
8 1 (1.23%) SolarWinds
8 1 (1.23%) F5
8 1 (1.23%) Avaya
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