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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 6 6 7
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 29 25 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 15.03% 15.63% 11.61%
As % of the Vendors category 36.71% 35.21% 29.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 20 8
Average daily rate
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£300 £211 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.01% -47.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £166 £149 £104
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £403 £483
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 3
Average hourly rate £11.00 - £15.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.80 - £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.20 - £21.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £13.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.40% -15.62%
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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
79 71 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 40.93% 44.38% 40.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 47 26
Average daily rate £375 £235 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+59.57% -27.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £150 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £532 £470 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 4
Average hourly rate £11.00 £20.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.00% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £20.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £20.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.11 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-0.62% -4.67%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 25 (43.86%) SQL Server
2 20 (35.09%) Windows
3 17 (29.82%) SharePoint
3 17 (29.82%) .NET
4 16 (28.07%) SQL
5 15 (26.32%) MS Excel
6 13 (22.81%) Windows 7
7 12 (21.05%) Umbraco
8 11 (19.30%) C#
9 10 (17.54%) JavaScript
9 10 (17.54%) MS Office
10 9 (15.79%) HTML
10 9 (15.79%) Active Directory
10 9 (15.79%) HTML5
10 9 (15.79%) Web Development
10 9 (15.79%) QA
11 8 (14.04%) SharePoint 2010
11 8 (14.04%) VMware Infrastructure
11 8 (14.04%) Internet
11 8 (14.04%) Finance
11 8 (14.04%) VMware
11 8 (14.04%) Windows XP
12 7 (12.28%) Oracle
12 7 (12.28%) jQuery
12 7 (12.28%) Degree
13 6 (10.53%) .NET Framework
13 6 (10.53%) SCCM
13 6 (10.53%) ASP.NET
13 6 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
13 6 (10.53%) Change Management

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 17 (29.82%) SharePoint
2 12 (21.05%) Umbraco
3 8 (14.04%) SharePoint 2010
4 4 (7.02%) MS Project Server
5 3 (5.26%) IIS
6 2 (3.51%) OpenEdge
7 1 (1.75%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
7 1 (1.75%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 15 (26.32%) MS Excel
2 10 (17.54%) MS Office
3 4 (7.02%) MS Project
4 2 (3.51%) MS Visio
4 2 (3.51%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (5.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (3.51%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.75%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.75%) PaaS
1 1 (1.75%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (14.04%) Internet
2 5 (8.77%) Firewall
3 3 (5.26%) VPN
3 3 (5.26%) Ethernet
4 2 (3.51%) FTP
4 2 (3.51%) HTTP
4 2 (3.51%) DNS
4 2 (3.51%) SSL
4 2 (3.51%) DSL
4 2 (3.51%) IP Telephony
4 2 (3.51%) SMTP
5 1 (1.75%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (1.75%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (1.75%) LAN
5 1 (1.75%) VoIP
5 1 (1.75%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (43.86%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.77%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (8.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (7.02%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (7.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (7.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (3.51%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (3.51%) Oracle Database
4 2 (3.51%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (3.51%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (3.51%) Siebel EIM
4 2 (3.51%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 2 (3.51%) OLAP
4 2 (3.51%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.75%) DB2
5 1 (1.75%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.75%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.75%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 1 (1.75%) ERwin
General
1 8 (14.04%) Finance
2 4 (7.02%) Banking
3 3 (5.26%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.75%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.75%) Billing
4 1 (1.75%) Law
4 1 (1.75%) Legal
4 1 (1.75%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.75%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 17 (29.82%) Developer
2 11 (19.30%) Web Developer
3 9 (15.79%) Analyst
4 5 (8.77%) Support Engineer
5 4 (7.02%) Desktop Engineer
5 4 (7.02%) Project Analyst
5 4 (7.02%) Project Manager
5 4 (7.02%) Desktop Support
6 3 (5.26%) 1st Line Support
6 3 (5.26%) Administrator
7 2 (3.51%) Trainer
7 2 (3.51%) Business Analyst
7 2 (3.51%) Consultant
7 2 (3.51%) IT Support Engineer
7 2 (3.51%) Rollout Engineer
7 2 (3.51%) .NET Web Developer
7 2 (3.51%) SQL Developer
7 2 (3.51%) .NET Developer
7 2 (3.51%) Windows Administrator
7 2 (3.51%) Server Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (29.82%) .NET
2 9 (15.79%) HTML
2 9 (15.79%) HTML5
3 7 (12.28%) jQuery
4 6 (10.53%) .NET Framework
4 6 (10.53%) ASP.NET
5 3 (5.26%) Web Services
5 3 (5.26%) WCF
6 1 (1.75%) XML
6 1 (1.75%) XSLT
6 1 (1.75%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.02%) NHS
1 4 (7.02%) PDA
1 4 (7.02%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.26%) Fat Client
2 3 (5.26%) Thin Client
3 2 (3.51%) Clustering
4 1 (1.75%) CESG
4 1 (1.75%) Replication
4 1 (1.75%) iPad
4 1 (1.75%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 20 (35.09%) Windows
2 13 (22.81%) Windows 7
3 8 (14.04%) Windows XP
4 4 (7.02%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (3.51%) Linux
6 2 (3.51%) UNIX
7 1 (1.75%) Windows 2000
7 1 (1.75%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.75%) Windows Vista
7 1 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (15.79%) Web Development
2 6 (10.53%) Change Management
2 6 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (8.77%) Software Engineering
4 4 (7.02%) Content Management
4 4 (7.02%) CRM
4 4 (7.02%) Project Management
5 3 (5.26%) Data Modelling
5 3 (5.26%) ETL
5 3 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (5.26%) ITIL
5 3 (5.26%) PRINCE2
5 3 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (5.26%) MVC
5 3 (5.26%) Systems Analysis
5 3 (5.26%) Migration
5 3 (5.26%) Data Migration
5 3 (5.26%) Test Scripting
5 3 (5.26%) Time Management
5 3 (5.26%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 16 (28.07%) SQL
2 11 (19.30%) C#
3 10 (17.54%) JavaScript
4 5 (8.77%) Java
5 3 (5.26%) T-SQL
5 3 (5.26%) VBScript
6 2 (3.51%) PL/SQL
6 2 (3.51%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.75%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (12.28%) Degree
2 4 (7.02%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (5.26%) MCITP
4 2 (3.51%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.51%) Security Cleared
4 2 (3.51%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (3.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (3.51%) CCNA
4 2 (3.51%) MCSE
5 1 (1.75%) MCDBA
5 1 (1.75%) MCP
5 1 (1.75%) MCSD
5 1 (1.75%) ISEB
5 1 (1.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.75%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (15.79%) QA
System Software
1 9 (15.79%) Active Directory
2 8 (14.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (7.02%) VMware ESX
4 2 (3.51%) Hyper-V
4 2 (3.51%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.75%) XenApp
5 1 (1.75%) vSphere
5 1 (1.75%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.75%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 6 (10.53%) SCCM
2 1 (1.75%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 8 (14.04%) VMware
2 7 (12.28%) Oracle
3 5 (8.77%) Citrix
4 4 (7.02%) HP
4 4 (7.02%) Acronis
5 3 (5.26%) Cisco
6 2 (3.51%) Adobe
6 2 (3.51%) Siebel
6 2 (3.51%) Cerner
6 2 (3.51%) Informatica
7 1 (1.75%) NetApp
7 1 (1.75%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.75%) Perforce
7 1 (1.75%) Veeam
7 1 (1.75%) Sybase
7 1 (1.75%) EMC
7 1 (1.75%) BMC
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