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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 25 July 2016 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.

3 months to
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 9 4 4
Rank change year-on-year
-5 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 35 48 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 13.78% 16.67% 15.91%
As % of the Vendors category 24.14% 31.58% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 24 14
Median daily rate £306 £208 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.59% -25.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £135 £151
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £450 £410
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 3
Median hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +27.27%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.82 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+5.43% -
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
145 152 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 57.09% 52.78% 47.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 66 43
Median daily rate £400 £338 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £150 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 3 9
Median hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.34 £18.80 £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+13.88% +2.85%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Liverpool

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Liverpool region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 July 2016.

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 25 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft 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 Microsoft.

1 27 (39.13%) SQL
1 27 (39.13%) Windows
2 22 (31.88%) SQL Server
3 21 (30.43%) Active Directory
4 18 (26.09%) CRM
5 17 (24.64%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (24.64%) Dynamics CRM
6 13 (18.84%) Waterfall
7 12 (17.39%) Windows Server
7 12 (17.39%) MS Exchange
8 11 (15.94%) MS Excel
8 11 (15.94%) Windows Server 2008
9 10 (14.49%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (14.49%) Finance
9 10 (14.49%) Windows Server 2003
10 9 (13.04%) Oracle
10 9 (13.04%) Migration
11 8 (11.59%) Firewall
11 8 (11.59%) PL/SQL
11 8 (11.59%) Windows XP
11 8 (11.59%) Exchange Server 2010
11 8 (11.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 7 (10.14%) Hyper-V
12 7 (10.14%) Relational Database
12 7 (10.14%) NHS
12 7 (10.14%) T-SQL
12 7 (10.14%) SharePoint
13 6 (8.70%) MS Office
13 6 (8.70%) ETL
13 6 (8.70%) VMware

Microsoft
Top Related 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 12 (17.39%) MS Exchange
2 8 (11.59%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (10.14%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.90%) SAS
5 1 (1.45%) CMS
5 1 (1.45%) Confluence
5 1 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.45%) IIS
5 1 (1.45%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.45%) Skype for Business
5 1 (1.45%) Tomcat
Applications
1 11 (15.94%) MS Excel
2 6 (8.70%) MS Office
3 3 (4.35%) MS Project
4 2 (2.90%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (1.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 17 (24.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.90%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.35%) Office 365
2 1 (1.45%) IaaS
2 1 (1.45%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (11.59%) Firewall
2 4 (5.80%) tcpdump
2 4 (5.80%) Wireshark
3 3 (4.35%) Internet
3 3 (4.35%) SAN
4 2 (2.90%) DHCP
4 2 (2.90%) DNS
4 2 (2.90%) DSL
4 2 (2.90%) iSCSI
4 2 (2.90%) MPLS
4 2 (2.90%) NAS
4 2 (2.90%) Structured Cabling
4 2 (2.90%) VRRP
5 1 (1.45%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (1.45%) LAN
5 1 (1.45%) Network Security
5 1 (1.45%) Skype
5 1 (1.45%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (31.88%) SQL Server
2 8 (11.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (10.14%) Relational Database
4 4 (5.80%) GIS
4 4 (5.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (4.35%) Oracle Database
5 3 (4.35%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (2.90%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (2.90%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (2.90%) RDBMS
6 2 (2.90%) Siebel EIM
6 2 (2.90%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (2.90%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (1.45%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (1.45%) Essbase
7 1 (1.45%) MS Access
7 1 (1.45%) MySQL
7 1 (1.45%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (1.45%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 3 (4.35%) JIRA
2 1 (1.45%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (14.49%) Finance
2 4 (5.80%) Banking
3 2 (2.90%) Advertising
3 2 (2.90%) Marketing
4 1 (1.45%) Law
Job Titles
1 34 (49.28%) Analyst
2 19 (27.54%) Developer
3 11 (15.94%) Analyst Developer
4 6 (8.70%) Data Analyst
4 6 (8.70%) Microsoft Developer
4 6 (8.70%) Service Analyst
4 6 (8.70%) Service Desk Analyst
5 5 (7.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (7.25%) Senior Analyst
5 5 (7.25%) Server Engineer
6 4 (5.80%) CRM Developer
6 4 (5.80%) Incident Analyst
6 4 (5.80%) Security Analyst
6 4 (5.80%) Senior Incident Analyst
6 4 (5.80%) Senior Security Analyst
6 4 (5.80%) Windows Engineer
7 3 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM Developer
7 3 (4.35%) SQL Analyst
7 3 (4.35%) SQL Data Analyst
7 3 (4.35%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.35%) .NET
2 1 (1.45%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.45%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.14%) NHS
2 6 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (8.70%) Driving Licence
3 4 (5.80%) Computer Science
3 4 (5.80%) Cyberthreat
3 4 (5.80%) Management Information System
4 3 (4.35%) Data Centre
4 3 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.90%) Data Extraction
5 2 (2.90%) Microsoft Licensing
6 1 (1.45%) Data Integration
6 1 (1.45%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.45%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.45%) Visualisation
6 1 (1.45%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 27 (39.13%) Windows
2 12 (17.39%) Windows Server
3 11 (15.94%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (14.49%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (14.49%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (11.59%) Windows XP
6 4 (5.80%) Unix
7 2 (2.90%) Solaris
7 2 (2.90%) Windows 7
7 2 (2.90%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (26.09%) CRM
2 17 (24.64%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (18.84%) Waterfall
4 9 (13.04%) Migration
5 6 (8.70%) ETL
6 5 (7.25%) Change Management
6 5 (7.25%) Data Migration
7 4 (5.80%) Data Analysis
7 4 (5.80%) Data Mapping
7 4 (5.80%) Digital Forensics
7 4 (5.80%) E-Commerce
7 4 (5.80%) Information Security
7 4 (5.80%) ITIL
7 4 (5.80%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 3 (4.35%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (4.35%) Data Modelling
8 3 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (4.35%) Performance Management
8 3 (4.35%) Project Management
8 3 (4.35%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 27 (39.13%) SQL
2 8 (11.59%) PL/SQL
3 7 (10.14%) T-SQL
4 2 (2.90%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.90%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.45%) C
5 1 (1.45%) C#
5 1 (1.45%) Java
5 1 (1.45%) PHP
5 1 (1.45%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.45%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (8.70%) Security Cleared
2 4 (5.80%) CFCE
2 4 (5.80%) Degree
2 4 (5.80%) EnCE
2 4 (5.80%) GCFA
2 4 (5.80%) GCFE
2 4 (5.80%) GIAC
2 4 (5.80%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.45%) AAT
3 1 (1.45%) MCTS
3 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.45%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.45%) PMP
3 1 (1.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (1.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.90%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (2.90%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (30.43%) Active Directory
2 7 (10.14%) Hyper-V
3 3 (4.35%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (2.90%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (2.90%) vSphere
5 1 (1.45%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (7.25%) SCCM
2 4 (5.80%) EnCase
2 4 (5.80%) SCOM
3 2 (2.90%) SCSM
3 2 (2.90%) vMotion
4 1 (1.45%) EdgeSight
4 1 (1.45%) Nagios
4 1 (1.45%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 9 (13.04%) Oracle
2 6 (8.70%) VMware
3 5 (7.25%) ArcSight
4 4 (5.80%) Rapid7
4 4 (5.80%) Splunk
5 3 (4.35%) Citrix
5 3 (4.35%) HP
6 2 (2.90%) Dell
6 2 (2.90%) iManage
6 2 (2.90%) Informatica
6 2 (2.90%) NETGEAR
6 2 (2.90%) Siebel
6 2 (2.90%) SonicWALL
7 1 (1.45%) Cisco
7 1 (1.45%) Intel Security
7 1 (1.45%) NetApp
7 1 (1.45%) OpenText
7 1 (1.45%) SimCorp