Period
to 23 July 2017

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 23 July 2017 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
23 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 9 11 1
Rank change year-on-year +2 -10 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows 51 58 118
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Liverpool 10.04% 12.01% 21.30%
As % of the Operating Systems category 52.04% 65.17% 68.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 19 61
Liverpool median daily rate £255 £375 £238
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -32.00% +57.89% -8.65%
10th Percentile £113 £147 £128
90th Percentile £423 £514 £400
Merseyside median daily rate £255 £375 £250
% change year-on-year -32.00% +50.00% -2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 16 14
Liverpool median hourly rate £12.50 £13.00 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.85% -5.45% +0.04%
10th Percentile £10.95 £10.50 £11.50
90th Percentile £15.55 £14.67 £17.42
Merseyside median hourly rate £12.50 £13.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year -3.85% -7.14% -6.67%

Windows is in the operating system skills category. The next 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.

Contract Operating System Skills
Liverpool
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 98 89 173
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Liverpool 19.29% 18.43% 31.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 41 80
Liverpool median daily rate £368 £388 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.16% +55.00% -23.95%
10th Percentile £128 £215 £128
90th Percentile £488 £510 £434
Merseyside median daily rate £375 £375 £300
% change year-on-year - +25.00% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 16 12
Liverpool median hourly rate £12.50 £13.00 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.85% -1.89% +9.32%
10th Percentile £10.95 £10.50 £11.50
90th Percentile £15.55 £14.67 £18.11
Merseyside median hourly rate £12.50 £13.00 £13.75
% change year-on-year -3.85% -5.45% +10.09%

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 23 July 2017.

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 23 July 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Liverpool region with a requirement for Windows.

1 26 (50.98%) Windows Server
2 23 (45.10%) Active Directory
3 19 (37.25%) Windows Server 2012
4 18 (35.29%) Office 365
5 15 (29.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (29.41%) Citrix
5 15 (29.41%) VMware
6 13 (25.49%) MS Exchange
7 12 (23.53%) Security Cleared
7 12 (23.53%) SC Cleared
8 11 (21.57%) Windows 7
9 9 (17.65%) Service Management
9 9 (17.65%) Microsoft
9 9 (17.65%) SQL Server
9 9 (17.65%) ITIL
9 9 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2010
10 7 (13.73%) SCCM
11 6 (11.76%) Apple iOS
11 6 (11.76%) HP
12 5 (9.80%) Firewall
12 5 (9.80%) Google
12 5 (9.80%) DNS
12 5 (9.80%) JIRA
12 5 (9.80%) Android
13 4 (7.84%) SQL Server 2012
13 4 (7.84%) Proactive Monitoring
13 4 (7.84%) Google Drive
13 4 (7.84%) Performance Management
13 4 (7.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
13 4 (7.84%) XenApp

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 13 (25.49%) MS Exchange
2 9 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (5.88%) Apache
3 3 (5.88%) Tomcat
4 2 (3.92%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (3.92%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (3.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (1.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.96%) Confluence
5 1 (1.96%) IIS
5 1 (1.96%) SAS
5 1 (1.96%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.96%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (7.84%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (7.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.92%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.96%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 18 (35.29%) Office 365
2 4 (7.84%) Google Drive
3 3 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (3.92%) Amazon S3
4 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (1.96%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (1.96%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (1.96%) CloudFront
5 1 (1.96%) G Suite
5 1 (1.96%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.80%) DNS
1 5 (9.80%) Firewall
2 3 (5.88%) DHCP
2 3 (5.88%) NAS
2 3 (5.88%) SAN
3 2 (3.92%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (3.92%) Internet
3 2 (3.92%) LAN
3 2 (3.92%) NetScaler
3 2 (3.92%) WAN
3 2 (3.92%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (1.96%) DSL
4 1 (1.96%) Ethernet
4 1 (1.96%) Intranet
4 1 (1.96%) MPLS
4 1 (1.96%) SNMP
4 1 (1.96%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.96%) VoIP
4 1 (1.96%) VRRP
4 1 (1.96%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (17.65%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.84%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (5.88%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (1.96%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.96%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (9.80%) JIRA
2 3 (5.88%) Git (software)
3 2 (3.92%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (1.96%) Moq
4 1 (1.96%) MSTest
4 1 (1.96%) NUnit
4 1 (1.96%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (1.96%) Xcode
General
1 3 (5.88%) Finance
2 2 (3.92%) Front Office
2 2 (3.92%) Marketing
3 1 (1.96%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.96%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 12 (23.53%) Analyst
2 10 (19.61%) Support Engineer
3 9 (17.65%) 2nd Line Support
4 7 (13.73%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 7 (13.73%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 6 (11.76%) Support Analyst
6 5 (9.80%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 4 (7.84%) 3rd Line Support
7 4 (7.84%) Desktop Support
8 3 (5.88%) 1st Line Support
8 3 (5.88%) 1st/2nd Line Support
8 3 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 3 (5.88%) Administrator
8 3 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (5.88%) Windows Engineer
9 2 (3.92%) 1st/2nd Line Desktop Support
9 2 (3.92%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
9 2 (3.92%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
9 2 (3.92%) Active Directory Support
9 2 (3.92%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.88%) JSP
1 3 (5.88%) SOAP
2 2 (3.92%) Middleware
2 2 (3.92%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (1.96%) .NET
3 1 (1.96%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.96%) AngularJS
3 1 (1.96%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.96%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (1.96%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (1.96%) Cocoa
3 1 (1.96%) Ember.js
3 1 (1.96%) LINQ
3 1 (1.96%) Lucene
3 1 (1.96%) Ninject
3 1 (1.96%) Regular Expression
3 1 (1.96%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.84%) Smartphone
2 3 (5.88%) Data Centre
2 3 (5.88%) iPhone
3 2 (3.92%) iPad
4 1 (1.96%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.96%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.96%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Licensing
4 1 (1.96%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 26 (50.98%) Windows Server
2 19 (37.25%) Windows Server 2012
3 15 (29.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (21.57%) Windows 7
5 6 (11.76%) Apple iOS
6 5 (9.80%) Android
7 4 (7.84%) Linux
8 3 (5.88%) Windows 10
8 3 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (3.92%) HPUX
9 2 (3.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (3.92%) SUSE
10 1 (1.96%) AIX
10 1 (1.96%) Mac OS
10 1 (1.96%) Windows 2000
10 1 (1.96%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (17.65%) ITIL
1 9 (17.65%) Service Management
2 4 (7.84%) ITSM
2 4 (7.84%) Performance Management
2 4 (7.84%) Proactive Monitoring
3 3 (5.88%) Incident Management
3 3 (5.88%) ITIL V3
3 3 (5.88%) Release Management
4 2 (3.92%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (3.92%) Continuous Deployment
4 2 (3.92%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (3.92%) DevOps
4 2 (3.92%) Migration
4 2 (3.92%) Patch Management
4 2 (3.92%) Server Building
4 2 (3.92%) SOA
4 2 (3.92%) Virtual Infrastructure
5 1 (1.96%) Customer Requirements
5 1 (1.96%) Release Automation
5 1 (1.96%) Security Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.88%) SQL
2 2 (3.92%) C#
3 1 (1.96%) Apple Swift
3 1 (1.96%) Java
3 1 (1.96%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.96%) Objective-C
3 1 (1.96%) Python
Qualifications
1 12 (23.53%) SC Cleared
1 12 (23.53%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.96%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (1.96%) CCIE
2 1 (1.96%) CCNA
2 1 (1.96%) CCNP
2 1 (1.96%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (1.96%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.96%) GxP
System Software
1 23 (45.10%) Active Directory
2 4 (7.84%) XenApp
3 3 (5.88%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (3.92%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.96%) vCloud
5 1 (1.96%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (1.96%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (13.73%) SCCM
2 3 (5.88%) vCenter Server
3 2 (3.92%) Ansible
3 2 (3.92%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
3 2 (3.92%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (1.96%) Nessus
4 1 (1.96%) Nmap
4 1 (1.96%) Puppet
4 1 (1.96%) Terraform
4 1 (1.96%) vMotion
4 1 (1.96%) WSUS
Vendors
1 15 (29.41%) Citrix
1 15 (29.41%) VMware
2 9 (17.65%) Microsoft
3 6 (11.76%) HP
4 5 (9.80%) Google
5 4 (7.84%) Cisco
6 3 (5.88%) Apple
6 3 (5.88%) NetApp
6 3 (5.88%) Veeam
7 2 (3.92%) Oracle
7 2 (3.92%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.96%) Acronis
8 1 (1.96%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.96%) Dell
8 1 (1.96%) F5
8 1 (1.96%) Fortinet
8 1 (1.96%) Lumension
8 1 (1.96%) NETGEAR
8 1 (1.96%) Remedy
8 1 (1.96%) SonicWALL
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