The first table below looks at the demand 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 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Liverpool region.

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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 5 8 15
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 28 19 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 15.64% 11.45% 7.43%
As % of the Vendors category 33.73% 30.16% 18.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 11 7
Average daily rate
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£300 £201 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+49.25% -23.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £165 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £434 £425 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Average hourly rate £11.00 £10.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.44
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -6.05%
Vendors Category
Liverpool
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
83 63 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 46.37% 37.95% 40.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 27 41
Average daily rate £375 £275 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -11.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £165 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 2
Average hourly rate £17.00 £21.50 £75.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.93% -71.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%
Microsoft
Merseyside

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 August 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 August 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 16 (43.24%) Windows
2 13 (35.14%) SQL Server
3 9 (24.32%) MS Excel
4 8 (21.62%) Windows XP
4 8 (21.62%) Windows 7
5 7 (18.92%) SCCM
5 7 (18.92%) MS Office
5 7 (18.92%) .NET
6 6 (16.22%) SQL
6 6 (16.22%) SharePoint
6 6 (16.22%) Active Directory
6 6 (16.22%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (16.22%) Web Development
7 5 (13.51%) Finance
7 5 (13.51%) Change Management
7 5 (13.51%) VMware
7 5 (13.51%) VMware Infrastructure
8 4 (10.81%) SharePoint 2010
8 4 (10.81%) Acronis
8 4 (10.81%) Firewall
8 4 (10.81%) PDA
8 4 (10.81%) MS Project Server
8 4 (10.81%) MS Project
9 3 (8.11%) CRM
9 3 (8.11%) ETL
9 3 (8.11%) Oracle
9 3 (8.11%) HP
9 3 (8.11%) Citrix
9 3 (8.11%) Ethernet
9 3 (8.11%) TCP/IP

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 6 (16.22%) SharePoint
2 4 (10.81%) SharePoint 2010
2 4 (10.81%) MS Project Server
3 3 (8.11%) Umbraco
Applications
1 9 (24.32%) MS Excel
2 7 (18.92%) MS Office
3 4 (10.81%) MS Project
4 1 (2.70%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (2.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (5.41%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (5.41%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.70%) PaaS
1 1 (2.70%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.81%) Firewall
2 3 (8.11%) Ethernet
2 3 (8.11%) TCP/IP
2 3 (8.11%) VPN
3 2 (5.41%) IP Telephony
3 2 (5.41%) Internet
3 2 (5.41%) DSL
3 2 (5.41%) DNS
4 1 (2.70%) LAN
4 1 (2.70%) VoIP
4 1 (2.70%) WAN
4 1 (2.70%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (2.70%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (35.14%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.41%) Oracle Database
2 2 (5.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (5.41%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (5.41%) Siebel EIM
2 2 (5.41%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (5.41%) OLAP
2 2 (5.41%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (5.41%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (2.70%) DB2
3 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.70%) Sybase ASE
3 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (5.41%) MSI
2 1 (2.70%) ERwin
2 1 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.70%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 5 (13.51%) Finance
2 2 (5.41%) Manufacturing
2 2 (5.41%) Banking
3 1 (2.70%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.70%) Advertising
3 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (27.03%) Developer
2 6 (16.22%) Desktop Support
2 6 (16.22%) Support Engineer
2 6 (16.22%) Desktop Engineer
3 5 (13.51%) Web Developer
4 4 (10.81%) Analyst
5 3 (8.11%) Project Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) IT Support
6 2 (5.41%) Project Manager
6 2 (5.41%) Consultant
6 2 (5.41%) Applications Packager
6 2 (5.41%) 1st Line Support
6 2 (5.41%) IT Support Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Server Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) Architect
7 1 (2.70%) Help Desk Support
7 1 (2.70%) Project Administrator
7 1 (2.70%) Financial Services Business Analyst
7 1 (2.70%) Dynamics AX Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (18.92%) .NET
2 2 (5.41%) Application Packaging
3 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.70%) Web Services
3 1 (2.70%) XML
3 1 (2.70%) XSLT
3 1 (2.70%) WCF
3 1 (2.70%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.81%) PDA
2 2 (5.41%) NHS
3 1 (2.70%) Thin Client
3 1 (2.70%) Replication
3 1 (2.70%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 16 (43.24%) Windows
2 8 (21.62%) Windows XP
2 8 (21.62%) Windows 7
3 3 (8.11%) Windows Vista
4 2 (5.41%) Windows 8
4 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (5.41%) UNIX
4 2 (5.41%) Linux
5 1 (2.70%) Windows 2000
5 1 (2.70%) Mac OS X
5 1 (2.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (16.22%) Stakeholder Management
1 6 (16.22%) Web Development
2 5 (13.51%) Change Management
3 3 (8.11%) CRM
3 3 (8.11%) ETL
3 3 (8.11%) Time Management
3 3 (8.11%) Test Scripting
3 3 (8.11%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (5.41%) Migration
4 2 (5.41%) Data Migration
4 2 (5.41%) Data Mapping
4 2 (5.41%) Database Tuning
4 2 (5.41%) Data Modelling
4 2 (5.41%) Logistics
4 2 (5.41%) Project Management
5 1 (2.70%) OOP
5 1 (2.70%) OO
5 1 (2.70%) ITIL
5 1 (2.70%) PRINCE2
5 1 (2.70%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 6 (16.22%) SQL
2 2 (5.41%) Shell Script
2 2 (5.41%) C#
2 2 (5.41%) PL/SQL
3 1 (2.70%) Java
3 1 (2.70%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.70%) T-SQL
3 1 (2.70%) VBScript
3 1 (2.70%) VB
3 1 (2.70%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (5.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 2 (5.41%) MCITP
1 2 (5.41%) CCNA
1 2 (5.41%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (5.41%) MCSE
2 1 (2.70%) ISEB
2 1 (2.70%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.70%) Degree
2 1 (2.70%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) QA
System Software
1 6 (16.22%) Active Directory
2 5 (13.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (8.11%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (5.41%) Hyper-V
4 2 (5.41%) VMware ESX
5 1 (2.70%) Terminal Services
5 1 (2.70%) XenApp
5 1 (2.70%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (18.92%) SCCM
2 1 (2.70%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 5 (13.51%) VMware
2 4 (10.81%) Acronis
3 3 (8.11%) Oracle
3 3 (8.11%) HP
3 3 (8.11%) Citrix
3 3 (8.11%) Cisco
3 3 (8.11%) Apple
4 2 (5.41%) Informatica
4 2 (5.41%) Adobe
4 2 (5.41%) Siebel
5 1 (2.70%) Sybase
5 1 (2.70%) BMC
5 1 (2.70%) Cerner
5 1 (2.70%) EMC
5 1 (2.70%) NetApp
5 1 (2.70%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.70%) Perforce
5 1 (2.70%) Veeam
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