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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 6 5 8
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 26 20 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 14.53% 15.75% 14.57%
As % of the Vendors category 24.07% 28.57% 37.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 8 8
Average daily rate
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£200 £178 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.67% -40.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £119 £117 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £414 £295 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 4
Average hourly rate £13.00 £14.25 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.77% -22.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.45 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.35 £16.05 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.75 £13.94 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+5.84% -11.52%
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
108 70 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 60.34% 55.12% 39.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 39 33
Average daily rate £325 £315 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.17% +0.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £154 £130 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £425 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 5
Average hourly rate £11.71 £16.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.03% +37.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 30 (54.55%) Windows
2 25 (45.45%) SQL Server
3 19 (34.55%) .NET
4 18 (32.73%) C#
5 15 (27.27%) SQL
5 15 (27.27%) MS Excel
5 15 (27.27%) Active Directory
6 14 (25.45%) ASP.NET
6 14 (25.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 14 (25.45%) Windows 7
7 12 (21.82%) WCF
7 12 (21.82%) Web Services
7 12 (21.82%) IIS
7 12 (21.82%) MS Office
7 12 (21.82%) SharePoint
8 11 (20.00%) HTTP
9 10 (18.18%) Windows XP
9 10 (18.18%) JavaScript
9 10 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
10 9 (16.36%) Team Foundation Server
10 9 (16.36%) REST
10 9 (16.36%) Umbraco
10 9 (16.36%) Windows Server 2008
10 9 (16.36%) HTML5
10 9 (16.36%) XPath
10 9 (16.36%) QA
10 9 (16.36%) XML
10 9 (16.36%) HTML
10 9 (16.36%) Citrix
10 9 (16.36%) XQuery

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 12 (21.82%) IIS
1 12 (21.82%) SharePoint
2 9 (16.36%) Umbraco
2 9 (16.36%) BizTalk Server
3 8 (14.55%) MQSeries
4 4 (7.27%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (3.64%) OpenEdge
6 1 (1.82%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (1.82%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
6 1 (1.82%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 15 (27.27%) MS Excel
2 12 (21.82%) MS Office
3 2 (3.64%) MS Visio
3 2 (3.64%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.82%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.82%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (20.00%) HTTP
2 6 (10.91%) Internet
3 5 (9.09%) DNS
4 3 (5.45%) DHCP
5 2 (3.64%) FTP
5 2 (3.64%) SMTP
5 2 (3.64%) LAN
5 2 (3.64%) SSL
5 2 (3.64%) Firewall
6 1 (1.82%) DMZ
6 1 (1.82%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.82%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (45.45%) SQL Server
2 14 (25.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (7.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (7.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (3.64%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (3.64%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (1.82%) Sybase ASE
6 1 (1.82%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.82%) DB2
6 1 (1.82%) OLAP
6 1 (1.82%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 9 (16.36%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (12.73%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.82%) ERwin
3 1 (1.82%) Dreamweaver
General
1 4 (7.27%) Finance
2 3 (5.45%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.64%) Investment Banking
3 2 (3.64%) Banking
4 1 (1.82%) Billing
4 1 (1.82%) Automotive
4 1 (1.82%) Law
4 1 (1.82%) Legal
4 1 (1.82%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 17 (30.91%) Developer
2 11 (20.00%) Analyst
3 8 (14.55%) BizTalk Developer
4 6 (10.91%) Web Developer
5 5 (9.09%) Support Analyst
5 5 (9.09%) Administrator
6 4 (7.27%) Applications Developer
7 3 (5.45%) Project Manager
7 3 (5.45%) Service Analyst
7 3 (5.45%) 1st Line Support
7 3 (5.45%) Support Engineer
7 3 (5.45%) DBA
7 3 (5.45%) Service Desk Analyst
8 2 (3.64%) SQL Developer
8 2 (3.64%) SQL DBA
8 2 (3.64%) .NET Developer
8 2 (3.64%) Consultant
8 2 (3.64%) 2nd Line Support
8 2 (3.64%) Desktop Support
8 2 (3.64%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (34.55%) .NET
2 14 (25.45%) ASP.NET
3 12 (21.82%) WCF
3 12 (21.82%) Web Services
4 9 (16.36%) REST
4 9 (16.36%) HTML5
4 9 (16.36%) XML
4 9 (16.36%) HTML
5 8 (14.55%) MSMQ
6 7 (12.73%) jQuery
7 6 (10.91%) .NET Framework
8 1 (1.82%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.45%) Fat Client
1 3 (5.45%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (5.45%) Thin Client
1 3 (5.45%) Clustering
2 2 (3.64%) Replication
2 2 (3.64%) NHS
2 2 (3.64%) iPad
3 1 (1.82%) CESG
3 1 (1.82%) PDA
3 1 (1.82%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 30 (54.55%) Windows
2 14 (25.45%) Windows 7
3 10 (18.18%) Windows XP
3 10 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (16.36%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (12.73%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.82%) Windows 2000
6 1 (1.82%) VMS
6 1 (1.82%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (14.55%) Release Management
1 8 (14.55%) Web Application Development
2 7 (12.73%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (12.73%) OOP
2 7 (12.73%) OO
2 7 (12.73%) SOA
3 5 (9.09%) Software Engineering
4 4 (7.27%) ITIL
4 4 (7.27%) Project Management
4 4 (7.27%) Content Management
5 3 (5.45%) Systems Analysis
5 3 (5.45%) Web Development
5 3 (5.45%) Change Management
5 3 (5.45%) MVC
5 3 (5.45%) Migration
5 3 (5.45%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (5.45%) Data Modelling
6 2 (3.64%) CRM
6 2 (3.64%) PRINCE2
6 2 (3.64%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 18 (32.73%) C#
2 15 (27.27%) SQL
3 10 (18.18%) JavaScript
4 9 (16.36%) XPath
4 9 (16.36%) XQuery
5 5 (9.09%) T-SQL
6 4 (7.27%) Java
7 3 (5.45%) VBScript
8 1 (1.82%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.82%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (10.91%) Degree
2 5 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (7.27%) Security Cleared
4 2 (3.64%) MCP
4 2 (3.64%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.82%) MCITP
5 1 (1.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (1.82%) MCSD
5 1 (1.82%) MCDBA
5 1 (1.82%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.82%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (16.36%) QA
System Software
1 15 (27.27%) Active Directory
2 5 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (5.45%) VMware ESX
4 2 (3.64%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.82%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.82%) DFS Replication
5 1 (1.82%) Firmware
5 1 (1.82%) Terminal Services
5 1 (1.82%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 3 (5.45%) SCCM
2 1 (1.82%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 9 (16.36%) Citrix
2 5 (9.09%) VMware
3 4 (7.27%) Oracle
4 2 (3.64%) HP
5 1 (1.82%) Acronis
5 1 (1.82%) Tableau
5 1 (1.82%) TOWER Software
5 1 (1.82%) Perforce
5 1 (1.82%) AppSense
5 1 (1.82%) Sybase
5 1 (1.82%) Dell
5 1 (1.82%) EMC
5 1 (1.82%) Adobe
5 1 (1.82%) Cerner
5 1 (1.82%) CA
5 1 (1.82%) Lotus
Liverpool
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £10.00 - £16.00 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Quindell Resourcing
Rate: Circa £200pd
Posted: 4 days ago
Liverpool
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 20 days ago