The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Liverpool region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 6 July 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within the Microsoft Corporation.

Location
3 months to
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 2 8 9
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 46 15 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 17.90% 10.00% 8.76%
As % of the Vendors category 31.29% 22.39% 19.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 7 6
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£253 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.87% -5.88%
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 1
Average hourly rate £14.50 £11.00 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.81% +10.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
Microsoft
Merseyside

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Liverpool region.

Vendors Category
Liverpool
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
147 67 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 57.20% 44.67% 44.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 34 23
Average daily rate £338 £418 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.16% +19.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £185 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 3
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% -20.93%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+8.82% -12.82%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Liverpool

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Liverpool region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Liverpool

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Liverpool

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft across the Liverpool region.

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Liverpool

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in Liverpool

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Liverpool region over the 3 months to 6 July 2015.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in Liverpool

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Liverpool

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

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Liverpool

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Liverpool

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Liverpool region citing Microsoft 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 Microsoft.

1 62 (64.58%) Windows
2 30 (31.25%) Active Directory
3 28 (29.17%) MS Office
4 23 (23.96%) Citrix
5 22 (22.92%) SQL
6 21 (21.88%) ITIL
6 21 (21.88%) Windows Server 2008
7 20 (20.83%) Windows 7
8 19 (19.79%) VMware
9 17 (17.71%) SQL Server
9 17 (17.71%) MS Excel
10 16 (16.67%) IIS
10 16 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
10 16 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 15 (15.63%) Windows Server 2012
11 15 (15.63%) HTTP
11 15 (15.63%) Windows Server 2003
11 15 (15.63%) SharePoint
12 14 (14.58%) DNS
12 14 (14.58%) VMware Infrastructure
13 13 (13.54%) ITIL Certification
13 13 (13.54%) MCP
14 12 (12.50%) Windows XP
15 10 (10.42%) SOA
15 10 (10.42%) Infrastructure Management
16 9 (9.38%) Team Foundation Server
16 9 (9.38%) REST
16 9 (9.38%) XPath
16 9 (9.38%) WCF
16 9 (9.38%) BizTalk Server

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Liverpool region citing Microsoft 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 Microsoft. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 16 (16.67%) IIS
2 15 (15.63%) SharePoint
3 9 (9.38%) BizTalk Server
4 8 (8.33%) MQSeries
5 6 (6.25%) MS Exchange
5 6 (6.25%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (3.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 3 (3.13%) Office Communications Server
6 3 (3.13%) WebLogic
7 2 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (2.08%) Lync
7 2 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (1.04%) Alfresco
8 1 (1.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (1.04%) Documentum
Applications
1 28 (29.17%) MS Office
2 17 (17.71%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (3.13%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (1.04%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.04%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 8 (8.33%) Office 365
2 6 (6.25%) OneDrive
3 4 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (4.17%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 15 (15.63%) HTTP
2 14 (14.58%) DNS
3 8 (8.33%) DHCP
4 7 (7.29%) LAN
4 7 (7.29%) WAN
5 6 (6.25%) SMTP
5 6 (6.25%) FTP
5 6 (6.25%) SSL
5 6 (6.25%) Firewall
6 3 (3.13%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (2.08%) Internet
8 1 (1.04%) NAS
8 1 (1.04%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (17.71%) SQL Server
2 16 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (5.21%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (4.17%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (3.13%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (2.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.04%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (1.04%) OLAP
7 1 (1.04%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 9 (9.38%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (7.29%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.04%) MSI
General
1 8 (8.33%) Finance
2 4 (4.17%) Manufacturing
2 4 (4.17%) Banking
3 3 (3.13%) Retail
3 3 (3.13%) Local Government
4 1 (1.04%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.04%) Billing
4 1 (1.04%) Advertising
4 1 (1.04%) Publishing
4 1 (1.04%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 27 (28.13%) Analyst
2 19 (19.79%) Support Analyst
3 14 (14.58%) Desktop Support
4 13 (13.54%) Administrator
5 10 (10.42%) Developer
6 9 (9.38%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 9 (9.38%) Desktop Analyst
7 8 (8.33%) BizTalk Developer
7 8 (8.33%) Support Engineer
8 7 (7.29%) Desktop Administrator
9 6 (6.25%) Architect
9 6 (6.25%) Service Desk Analyst
9 6 (6.25%) Service Analyst
10 5 (5.21%) Consultant
10 5 (5.21%) IT Support
11 4 (4.17%) Training Manager
11 4 (4.17%) Applications Developer
11 4 (4.17%) Project Manager
11 4 (4.17%) Applications Support
11 4 (4.17%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (9.38%) Web Services
1 9 (9.38%) XML
1 9 (9.38%) .NET
1 9 (9.38%) WCF
1 9 (9.38%) REST
2 8 (8.33%) ASP.NET
2 8 (8.33%) MSMQ
3 2 (2.08%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.29%) Thin Client
1 7 (7.29%) Clustering
1 7 (7.29%) Fat Client
2 3 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.13%) NHS
2 3 (3.13%) Replication
3 2 (2.08%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.04%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.04%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 62 (64.58%) Windows
2 21 (21.88%) Windows Server 2008
3 20 (20.83%) Windows 7
4 15 (15.63%) Windows Server 2012
4 15 (15.63%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (12.50%) Windows XP
6 6 (6.25%) Windows 8
7 4 (4.17%) Apple iOS
7 4 (4.17%) VMS
7 4 (4.17%) OpenVMS
7 4 (4.17%) Android
8 3 (3.13%) Mac OS
9 1 (1.04%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (21.88%) ITIL
2 10 (10.42%) SOA
2 10 (10.42%) Infrastructure Management
3 8 (8.33%) Web Application Development
3 8 (8.33%) Migration
3 8 (8.33%) Release Management
3 8 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (7.29%) OOP
4 7 (7.29%) OO
4 7 (7.29%) Patch Management
5 6 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (4.17%) ETL
6 4 (4.17%) Server Building
7 3 (3.13%) PRINCE2
7 3 (3.13%) TOGAF
7 3 (3.13%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 3 (3.13%) Enterprise Architecture
8 2 (2.08%) Requirements Engineering
8 2 (2.08%) Performance Management
8 2 (2.08%) Project Governance
Programming Languages
1 22 (22.92%) SQL
2 9 (9.38%) XQuery
2 9 (9.38%) XPath
2 9 (9.38%) C#
3 4 (4.17%) T-SQL
4 2 (2.08%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 16 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (13.54%) MCP
2 13 (13.54%) ITIL Certification
3 7 (7.29%) Citrix Certification
4 6 (6.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 5 (5.21%) Security Cleared
6 3 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 3 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (2.08%) SC Cleared
8 1 (1.04%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (1.04%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.04%) SLA
1 1 (1.04%) QA
System Software
1 30 (31.25%) Active Directory
2 14 (14.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (7.29%) XenApp
3 7 (7.29%) Terminal Services
3 7 (7.29%) VMware Workstation
3 7 (7.29%) Microsoft App-V
3 7 (7.29%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (6.25%) VMware ESX
4 6 (6.25%) Hyper-V
5 4 (4.17%) Xen
6 2 (2.08%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (6.25%) SCCM
2 2 (2.08%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 23 (23.96%) Citrix
2 19 (19.79%) VMware
3 4 (4.17%) Google
3 4 (4.17%) Symantec
4 3 (3.13%) Oracle
5 2 (2.08%) Apple
6 1 (1.04%) Remedy
6 1 (1.04%) OpenText
6 1 (1.04%) IBM
6 1 (1.04%) HP
6 1 (1.04%) EMC
6 1 (1.04%) PlateSpin
6 1 (1.04%) AppSense
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