Period
to 25 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Liverpool with a requirement for Windows skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows over the 6 months to 25 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Windows
Merseyside > Liverpool
6 months to
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 4 8 8
Rank change year-on-year +4 0 -7
Contract jobs citing Windows 62 51 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Liverpool 16.49% 10.71% 13.01%
As % of the Operating Systems category 80.52% 58.62% 74.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 27 25
Liverpool median daily rate £300 £250 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -33.33% +63.04%
10th Percentile £120 £112 £140
90th Percentile £475 £398 £481
Merseyside median daily rate £300 £255 £381
% change year-on-year +17.65% -33.11% +38.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 18
Liverpool median hourly rate £14.50 £12.75 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.73% -8.93% -5.08%
10th Percentile £13.68 £11.10 £10.50
90th Percentile £19.25 £16.98 £16.50
Merseyside median hourly rate £14.50 £13.00 £13.75
% change year-on-year +11.54% -5.45% -8.33%

Windows is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Liverpool with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Liverpool
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 77 87 82
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Liverpool 20.48% 18.28% 17.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 45 37
Liverpool median daily rate £325 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% -6.67% +25.00%
10th Percentile £125 £113 £170
90th Percentile £495 £460 £511
Merseyside median daily rate £325 £375 £375
% change year-on-year -13.33% - +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 18
Liverpool median hourly rate £14.50 £12.75 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.73% -8.93% -1.75%
10th Percentile £13.68 £11.10 £10.50
90th Percentile £19.25 £16.98 £16.50
Merseyside median hourly rate £14.50 £13.00 £13.75
% change year-on-year +11.54% -5.45% -6.78%

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Liverpool

Job postings citing Windows as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Liverpool.

Job vacancy trend for Windows in Liverpool

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Liverpool

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows in Liverpool.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows in Liverpool

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Liverpool

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in Liverpool over the 6 months to 25 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows in Liverpool

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Liverpool

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows in Liverpool.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows in Liverpool

For the 6 months to 25 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Liverpool region with a requirement for Windows.

1 28 (45.16%) Active Directory
2 25 (40.32%) Windows Server
3 24 (38.71%) Office 365
4 20 (32.26%) Windows 10
5 15 (24.19%) Microsoft
6 13 (20.97%) Citrix
7 12 (19.35%) SQL
7 12 (19.35%) SQL Server
7 12 (19.35%) Windows 7
8 11 (17.74%) Microsoft Azure
9 9 (14.52%) Microsoft Office
9 9 (14.52%) XenApp
9 9 (14.52%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 8 (12.90%) Hyper-V
10 8 (12.90%) SCCM
10 8 (12.90%) Migration
10 8 (12.90%) Linux
10 8 (12.90%) TCP/IP
11 7 (11.29%) DNS
11 7 (11.29%) ITIL
11 7 (11.29%) Clustering
11 7 (11.29%) Firewall
12 6 (9.68%) Microsoft App-V
12 6 (9.68%) MS Exchange
12 6 (9.68%) SCOM
12 6 (9.68%) NetScaler
13 5 (8.06%) Acronis
13 5 (8.06%) GxP
13 5 (8.06%) DHCP
13 5 (8.06%) Microsoft Certification

Windows
Co-occurring IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (9.68%) MS Exchange
2 4 (6.45%) IIS
3 3 (4.84%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (4.84%) IBM Notes
3 3 (4.84%) SharePoint
4 2 (3.23%) Confluence
4 2 (3.23%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (1.61%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 9 (14.52%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 24 (38.71%) Office 365
2 11 (17.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (4.84%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.61%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.61%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.61%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (1.61%) Serverless
4 1 (1.61%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 8 (12.90%) TCP/IP
2 7 (11.29%) DNS
2 7 (11.29%) Firewall
3 6 (9.68%) NetScaler
4 5 (8.06%) DHCP
5 4 (6.45%) SAN
6 2 (3.23%) BGP
6 2 (3.23%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (3.23%) LAN
6 2 (3.23%) MPLS
6 2 (3.23%) Remote Desktop
6 2 (3.23%) VLAN
6 2 (3.23%) WAN
7 1 (1.61%) Internet
7 1 (1.61%) NAS
7 1 (1.61%) VPN
7 1 (1.61%) VSAN
7 1 (1.61%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (19.35%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (3.23%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 2 (3.23%) Power BI
3 2 (3.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (3.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.61%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (1.61%) Informix
4 1 (1.61%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.61%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (1.61%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.61%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (3.23%) JIRA
2 1 (1.61%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (8.06%) Finance
2 4 (6.45%) Banking
3 3 (4.84%) Law
4 2 (3.23%) Back Office
4 2 (3.23%) Legal
4 2 (3.23%) Publishing
5 1 (1.61%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 11 (17.74%) Support Engineer
2 10 (16.13%) Analyst
3 9 (14.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (9.68%) Citrix Engineer
5 5 (8.06%) 2nd Line Support
5 5 (8.06%) Server Engineer
5 5 (8.06%) Service Analyst
5 5 (8.06%) Service Desk Analyst
6 4 (6.45%) Architect
6 4 (6.45%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (6.45%) Field Engineer
6 4 (6.45%) Migration Engineer
6 4 (6.45%) Network Engineer
7 3 (4.84%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 3 (4.84%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 3 (4.84%) IT Analyst
7 3 (4.84%) Lotus Notes Engineer
7 3 (4.84%) Lotus Notes Support
8 2 (3.23%) Security Engineer
8 2 (3.23%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.23%) Web Services
2 1 (1.61%) .NET
2 1 (1.61%) .NET Framework
2 1 (1.61%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (1.61%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (1.61%) Entity Framework
2 1 (1.61%) JSON
2 1 (1.61%) LINQ
2 1 (1.61%) SOAP
2 1 (1.61%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.29%) Clustering
2 3 (4.84%) Data Centre
2 3 (4.84%) Fat Client
2 3 (4.84%) Thin Client
3 2 (3.23%) Replication
4 1 (1.61%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.61%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.61%) e-Learning
4 1 (1.61%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 25 (40.32%) Windows Server
2 20 (32.26%) Windows 10
3 12 (19.35%) Windows 7
4 8 (12.90%) Linux
5 3 (4.84%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.61%) Android
6 1 (1.61%) Unix
6 1 (1.61%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.61%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.61%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.61%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (14.52%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 8 (12.90%) Migration
3 7 (11.29%) ITIL
4 5 (8.06%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (6.45%) Application Packaging
5 4 (6.45%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (6.45%) Problem-Solving
5 4 (6.45%) Project Management
5 4 (6.45%) Service Management
6 3 (4.84%) B2C
6 3 (4.84%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (4.84%) ITSM
6 3 (4.84%) Mobile Device Management
6 3 (4.84%) Open Source
6 3 (4.84%) Security Patching
6 3 (4.84%) Test Scripting
7 2 (3.23%) B2B
7 2 (3.23%) Customer Engagement
7 2 (3.23%) Identity Management
7 2 (3.23%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (19.35%) SQL
2 3 (4.84%) C#
3 2 (3.23%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.61%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.61%) Perl
4 1 (1.61%) Python
4 1 (1.61%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (8.06%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (6.45%) MCITP
3 3 (4.84%) Security Cleared
4 2 (3.23%) Degree
4 2 (3.23%) MCDST
4 2 (3.23%) MCSA
4 2 (3.23%) MCTS
5 1 (1.61%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.61%) MCP
5 1 (1.61%) MCSE
5 1 (1.61%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.06%) GxP
2 2 (3.23%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (45.16%) Active Directory
2 9 (14.52%) XenApp
3 8 (12.90%) Hyper-V
4 6 (9.68%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (3.23%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (1.61%) Docker
6 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (1.61%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (1.61%) VMware NSX
6 1 (1.61%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.61%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 8 (12.90%) SCCM
2 6 (9.68%) SCOM
3 4 (6.45%) Failover Clustering
3 4 (6.45%) NetBackup
4 3 (4.84%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (3.23%) DameWare
5 2 (3.23%) SCOrch
5 2 (3.23%) SCVMM
5 2 (3.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (1.61%) Ansible
6 1 (1.61%) Nagios
6 1 (1.61%) OpenView
6 1 (1.61%) OVSD
6 1 (1.61%) Packer
6 1 (1.61%) Rancher
6 1 (1.61%) Terraform
6 1 (1.61%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 15 (24.19%) Microsoft
2 13 (20.97%) Citrix
3 5 (8.06%) Acronis
4 4 (6.45%) Oracle
4 4 (6.45%) VMware
5 3 (4.84%) Cisco
5 3 (4.84%) Lotus
6 2 (3.23%) 3PAR
6 2 (3.23%) HP
6 2 (3.23%) NetApp
6 2 (3.23%) ServiceNow
6 2 (3.23%) Wyse
7 1 (1.61%) Apple
7 1 (1.61%) Brocade
7 1 (1.61%) CyberArk
7 1 (1.61%) iManage
7 1 (1.61%) Ivanti
7 1 (1.61%) Micro Focus
7 1 (1.61%) SolarWinds
7 1 (1.61%) Virgin Media