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 20 February 2017 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
Merseyside / Liverpool
Rank 3 5 5
Rank change year-on-year
+2 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 40 46 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 16.74% 20.00% 13.15%
As % of the Vendors category 34.48% 34.85% 22.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 30 13
Median daily rate £369 £425 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.23% +112.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £155 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £419
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 4
Median hourly rate - £15.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +3.44%

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
116 132 122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 48.54% 57.39% 57.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 92 53
Median daily rate £365 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.75% +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £209 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £475 £559
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £378 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.63% +0.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 7
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £12.42
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +32.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.45 £12.42 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £42.20 £15.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.30 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-19.53% +22.85%

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 20 February 2017.

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 20 February 2017, 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 23 (35.94%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (32.81%) Windows
3 18 (28.13%) CRM
4 17 (26.56%) MS Excel
5 16 (25.00%) .NET
5 16 (25.00%) Project Management
6 15 (23.44%) SQL
7 14 (21.88%) Finance
7 14 (21.88%) Dynamics CRM
8 13 (20.31%) SQL Server
9 12 (18.75%) ITIL
10 10 (15.63%) C#
11 9 (14.06%) MS Office
11 9 (14.06%) Process Improvement
11 9 (14.06%) Windows Server
12 8 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
12 8 (12.50%) Waterfall
12 8 (12.50%) Active Directory
12 8 (12.50%) MVC
13 7 (10.94%) Visual Studio
13 7 (10.94%) JavaScript
13 7 (10.94%) ASP.NET
13 7 (10.94%) PRINCE2
13 7 (10.94%) MS Exchange
13 7 (10.94%) Microsoft Azure
13 7 (10.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 7 (10.94%) Data Centre
14 6 (9.38%) Case Management
14 6 (9.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 6 (9.38%) Supplier Management

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 7 (10.94%) MS Exchange
2 5 (7.81%) SharePoint
3 3 (4.69%) Apache
3 3 (4.69%) IIS
3 3 (4.69%) WebSphere
4 2 (3.13%) CMS
4 2 (3.13%) EPiServer
4 2 (3.13%) Sitecore CMS
4 2 (3.13%) Umbraco
5 1 (1.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.56%) DNN
5 1 (1.56%) Immediacy CMS
5 1 (1.56%) Kentico
5 1 (1.56%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 17 (26.56%) MS Excel
2 9 (14.06%) MS Office
3 5 (7.81%) MS Project
4 3 (4.69%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 14 (21.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (4.69%) SAP BPC
3 1 (1.56%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.56%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 7 (10.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (7.81%) Office 365
3 2 (3.13%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.81%) Firewall
1 5 (7.81%) Internet
1 5 (7.81%) LAN
1 5 (7.81%) SAN
1 5 (7.81%) WAN
2 3 (4.69%) DHCP
2 3 (4.69%) DNS
2 3 (4.69%) NAS
3 2 (3.13%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.56%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (1.56%) Intranet
4 1 (1.56%) VLAN
4 1 (1.56%) VPN
4 1 (1.56%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (20.31%) SQL Server
2 7 (10.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (9.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (7.81%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (7.81%) SQL Server 2014
5 3 (4.69%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (3.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (1.56%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (1.56%) EDMS
7 1 (1.56%) EDRMS
7 1 (1.56%) OLAP
7 1 (1.56%) OLAP Cube
7 1 (1.56%) OLTP
7 1 (1.56%) Pentaho
7 1 (1.56%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.56%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (1.56%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.56%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (1.56%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 7 (10.94%) Visual Studio
2 3 (4.69%) Rational Application Developer
2 3 (4.69%) Visual Studio Team System
2 3 (4.69%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
3 1 (1.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (1.56%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (1.56%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 14 (21.88%) Finance
2 2 (3.13%) Banking
3 1 (1.56%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 19 (29.69%) Developer
2 11 (17.19%) Project Manager
3 10 (15.63%) .NET Developer
4 7 (10.94%) Analyst
5 6 (9.38%) Microsoft Developer
6 5 (7.81%) Business Analyst
6 5 (7.81%) Digital Project Manager
7 4 (6.25%) Applications Support
7 4 (6.25%) C# .NET Developer
7 4 (6.25%) C# Developer
7 4 (6.25%) SQL Developer
7 4 (6.25%) Sun Support
8 3 (4.69%) 1st/2nd Line Desktop Support
8 3 (4.69%) 1st/2nd Line Support
8 3 (4.69%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
8 3 (4.69%) Active Directory Support
8 3 (4.69%) Cloud Architect
8 3 (4.69%) Digital Analyst
8 3 (4.69%) Digital Business Analyst
8 3 (4.69%) NetApp Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (25.00%) .NET
2 7 (10.94%) ASP.NET
3 5 (7.81%) ASP.NET MVC
3 5 (7.81%) HTML
4 4 (6.25%) ASP.NET Web API
5 3 (4.69%) .NET Framework
5 3 (4.69%) AngularJS
5 3 (4.69%) CSS
5 3 (4.69%) J2EE
5 3 (4.69%) Middleware
5 3 (4.69%) ODBC
5 3 (4.69%) WCF
6 2 (3.13%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 1 (1.56%) ASP.NET MVC 5
7 1 (1.56%) KnockoutJS
7 1 (1.56%) Regular Expression
7 1 (1.56%) RESTful
7 1 (1.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (1.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (10.94%) Data Centre
3 6 (9.38%) Management Information System
4 3 (4.69%) Computer Science
5 2 (3.13%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.56%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.56%) BYOD
6 1 (1.56%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.56%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (1.56%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.56%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 21 (32.81%) Windows
2 9 (14.06%) Windows Server
3 6 (9.38%) Linux
3 6 (9.38%) Windows 7
4 5 (7.81%) Unix
4 5 (7.81%) Windows 10
4 5 (7.81%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (6.25%) Solaris
5 4 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (4.69%) Data ONTAP
7 2 (3.13%) Android
7 2 (3.13%) Apple iOS
7 2 (3.13%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.56%) Mac OS
8 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (35.94%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (28.13%) CRM
3 16 (25.00%) Project Management
4 12 (18.75%) ITIL
5 9 (14.06%) Process Improvement
6 8 (12.50%) MVC
6 8 (12.50%) Waterfall
7 7 (10.94%) PRINCE2
8 6 (9.38%) Case Management
8 6 (9.38%) ITIL V3
8 6 (9.38%) Supplier Management
9 5 (7.81%) Business Intelligence
10 4 (6.25%) Data Centre Operations
10 4 (6.25%) Enterprise Architecture
10 4 (6.25%) Investment Management
10 4 (6.25%) Migration
10 4 (6.25%) Practice Management
10 4 (6.25%) Release Management
11 3 (4.69%) Translating Business Requirements
11 3 (4.69%) Workflow Analysis
Programming Languages
1 15 (23.44%) SQL
2 10 (15.63%) C#
3 7 (10.94%) JavaScript
4 3 (4.69%) T-SQL
4 3 (4.69%) VB.NET
5 1 (1.56%) Java
5 1 (1.56%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.56%) X++
Qualifications
1 4 (6.25%) Degree
2 2 (3.13%) APMP
2 2 (3.13%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (3.13%) ISEB
2 2 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (1.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (1.56%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.69%) QA
2 1 (1.56%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 5 (7.81%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.56%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (1.56%) ISA Server
3 1 (1.56%) vSphere
3 1 (1.56%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (9.38%) SCCM
2 2 (3.13%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (1.56%) AirWatch
3 1 (1.56%) Nagios
Vendors
1 5 (7.81%) Cisco
1 5 (7.81%) Google
2 4 (6.25%) Citrix
2 4 (6.25%) Dell
2 4 (6.25%) F5
2 4 (6.25%) NetApp
2 4 (6.25%) Red Hat
2 4 (6.25%) Sun
3 3 (4.69%) EMC
3 3 (4.69%) SAP
3 3 (4.69%) VMware
4 2 (3.13%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.56%) Alterian
5 1 (1.56%) Apple
5 1 (1.56%) EqualLogic
5 1 (1.56%) HP
5 1 (1.56%) Oracle
5 1 (1.56%) SolarWinds
5 1 (1.56%) Sourcefire
5 1 (1.56%) Talend