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 1 September 2014 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 5 10 15
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 32 21 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 16.58% 11.54% 6.67%
As % of the Vendors category 35.16% 29.58% 15.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 13 8
Average daily rate
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£325 £201 £306
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+61.69% -34.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £167 £104
10% offered a daily rate of more than £414 £425 £483
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
Average hourly rate £11.75 £10.00 £12.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.50% -21.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £10.00 £10.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.95 £10.00 £14.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -7.93%
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
91 71 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 47.15% 39.01% 42.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 34 45
Average daily rate £350 £318 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.23% -2.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £165 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £498 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 4
Average hourly rate £12.00 £21.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.18% +30.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.00 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.60 £21.50 £75.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.97 £19.30 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-1.73% +1.57%

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 1 September 2014.

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 1 September 2014, 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 19 (45.24%) SQL Server
2 14 (33.33%) Windows
3 13 (30.95%) SharePoint
3 13 (30.95%) .NET
4 10 (23.81%) Umbraco
5 9 (21.43%) Web Development
5 9 (21.43%) SQL
6 8 (19.05%) C#
6 8 (19.05%) MS Office
6 8 (19.05%) Windows XP
6 8 (19.05%) MS Excel
7 7 (16.67%) HTML
7 7 (16.67%) JavaScript
7 7 (16.67%) QA
7 7 (16.67%) HTML5
7 7 (16.67%) SharePoint 2010
8 6 (14.29%) SCCM
8 6 (14.29%) jQuery
8 6 (14.29%) Windows 7
8 6 (14.29%) Oracle
8 6 (14.29%) Active Directory
8 6 (14.29%) Internet
8 6 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (11.90%) Change Management
9 5 (11.90%) Finance
9 5 (11.90%) VMware
9 5 (11.90%) Degree
9 5 (11.90%) VMware Infrastructure
10 4 (9.52%) MS Project Server
10 4 (9.52%) Acronis

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, 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 13 (30.95%) SharePoint
2 10 (23.81%) Umbraco
3 7 (16.67%) SharePoint 2010
4 4 (9.52%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 8 (19.05%) MS Office
1 8 (19.05%) MS Excel
2 4 (9.52%) MS Project
3 1 (2.38%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.38%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (4.76%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.38%) PaaS
1 1 (2.38%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (14.29%) Internet
2 4 (9.52%) Firewall
3 3 (7.14%) Ethernet
3 3 (7.14%) TCP/IP
3 3 (7.14%) VPN
4 2 (4.76%) DNS
4 2 (4.76%) DSL
4 2 (4.76%) IP Telephony
5 1 (2.38%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (2.38%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (2.38%) LAN
5 1 (2.38%) VoIP
5 1 (2.38%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (45.24%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.76%) Oracle Database
2 2 (4.76%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (4.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (4.76%) OLAP
2 2 (4.76%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (4.76%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (4.76%) Siebel EIM
3 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.38%) Sybase ASE
3 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.38%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (2.38%) ERwin
General
1 5 (11.90%) Finance
2 2 (4.76%) Manufacturing
2 2 (4.76%) Banking
3 1 (2.38%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.38%) Advertising
3 1 (2.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (30.95%) Developer
2 9 (21.43%) Web Developer
3 6 (14.29%) Desktop Support
3 6 (14.29%) Support Engineer
4 5 (11.90%) Desktop Engineer
5 4 (9.52%) Analyst
6 3 (7.14%) Project Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) IT Support Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Server Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) 1st Line Support
7 2 (4.76%) IT Support
7 2 (4.76%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Project Manager
7 2 (4.76%) Trainer
7 2 (4.76%) Consultant
8 1 (2.38%) DBA
8 1 (2.38%) Database Specialist
8 1 (2.38%) Business Analyst
8 1 (2.38%) Architect
8 1 (2.38%) Help Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (30.95%) .NET
2 7 (16.67%) HTML
2 7 (16.67%) HTML5
3 6 (14.29%) jQuery
4 4 (9.52%) .NET Framework
4 4 (9.52%) ASP.NET
5 3 (7.14%) Web Services
5 3 (7.14%) WCF
6 1 (2.38%) XML
6 1 (2.38%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.52%) PDA
2 3 (7.14%) NHS
3 1 (2.38%) Thin Client
3 1 (2.38%) Replication
3 1 (2.38%) Fat Client
3 1 (2.38%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 14 (33.33%) Windows
2 8 (19.05%) Windows XP
3 6 (14.29%) Windows 7
4 3 (7.14%) Windows Vista
5 2 (4.76%) Windows 8
5 2 (4.76%) Linux
5 2 (4.76%) UNIX
6 1 (2.38%) Windows 2000
6 1 (2.38%) Mac OS X
6 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (21.43%) Web Development
2 6 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (11.90%) Change Management
4 4 (9.52%) Software Engineering
5 3 (7.14%) Systems Analysis
5 3 (7.14%) MVC
5 3 (7.14%) ETL
5 3 (7.14%) Content Management
5 3 (7.14%) Test Scripting
5 3 (7.14%) Time Management
5 3 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (4.76%) Database Tuning
6 2 (4.76%) Logistics
6 2 (4.76%) Data Migration
6 2 (4.76%) Data Mapping
6 2 (4.76%) Data Modelling
6 2 (4.76%) Project Management
6 2 (4.76%) CRM
6 2 (4.76%) Migration
7 1 (2.38%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 9 (21.43%) SQL
2 8 (19.05%) C#
3 7 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 4 (9.52%) Java
5 3 (7.14%) VBScript
6 2 (4.76%) Shell Script
6 2 (4.76%) PL/SQL
7 1 (2.38%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (11.90%) Degree
2 2 (4.76%) MCSE
2 2 (4.76%) CCNA
2 2 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (4.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (4.76%) MCITP
3 1 (2.38%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.38%) ISEB
3 1 (2.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (16.67%) QA
System Software
1 6 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 5 (11.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.76%) Hyper-V
3 2 (4.76%) VMware ESX
4 1 (2.38%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (2.38%) Terminal Services
4 1 (2.38%) XenApp
4 1 (2.38%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (14.29%) SCCM
2 1 (2.38%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 6 (14.29%) Oracle
2 5 (11.90%) VMware
3 4 (9.52%) Acronis
4 3 (7.14%) Apple
4 3 (7.14%) Cisco
4 3 (7.14%) HP
5 2 (4.76%) Citrix
5 2 (4.76%) Adobe
5 2 (4.76%) Cerner
5 2 (4.76%) Informatica
5 2 (4.76%) Siebel
6 1 (2.38%) NetApp
6 1 (2.38%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.38%) Perforce
6 1 (2.38%) Veeam
6 1 (2.38%) Sybase
6 1 (2.38%) BMC
6 1 (2.38%) EMC
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