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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 4 10 14
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 28 15 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 15.73% 9.32% 7.50%
As % of the Vendors category 32.56% 25.00% 18.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 7 7
Average daily rate
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£280 £325 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.84% +23.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £151 £175 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £425 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.51% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Average hourly rate £11.00 £10.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -33.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
Vendors Category
Liverpool
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
86 60 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 48.31% 37.27% 40.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 23 43
Average daily rate £375 £375 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +20.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £213 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £475 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 4
Average hourly rate £17.00 £21.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.93% +30.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.60 £16.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £21.50 £75.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +1.50%
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 24 July 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 July 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 (48.72%) Windows
2 15 (38.46%) SQL Server
3 10 (25.64%) MS Excel
4 9 (23.08%) Windows 7
5 8 (20.51%) Windows XP
6 7 (17.95%) MS Office
6 7 (17.95%) .NET
6 7 (17.95%) SCCM
7 6 (15.38%) SQL
7 6 (15.38%) SharePoint
7 6 (15.38%) Active Directory
7 6 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (15.38%) Web Development
8 5 (12.82%) VMware
8 5 (12.82%) Finance
8 5 (12.82%) CRM
8 5 (12.82%) VMware Infrastructure
9 4 (10.26%) MS Project Server
9 4 (10.26%) SharePoint 2010
9 4 (10.26%) Acronis
9 4 (10.26%) MS Project
9 4 (10.26%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (10.26%) Change Management
9 4 (10.26%) Firewall
9 4 (10.26%) PDA
9 4 (10.26%) Dynamics CRM
9 4 (10.26%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (7.69%) Windows Vista
10 3 (7.69%) Application Packaging
10 3 (7.69%) MSI

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 (15.38%) SharePoint
2 4 (10.26%) MS Project Server
2 4 (10.26%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (7.69%) Umbraco
4 2 (5.13%) IIS
Applications
1 10 (25.64%) MS Excel
2 7 (17.95%) MS Office
3 4 (10.26%) MS Project
4 1 (2.56%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (2.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (10.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (5.13%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (2.56%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.56%) IaaS
1 1 (2.56%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.26%) Firewall
2 3 (7.69%) Ethernet
2 3 (7.69%) TCP/IP
2 3 (7.69%) VPN
3 2 (5.13%) DNS
3 2 (5.13%) Internet
3 2 (5.13%) DSL
3 2 (5.13%) IP Telephony
4 1 (2.56%) LAN
4 1 (2.56%) VoIP
4 1 (2.56%) WAN
4 1 (2.56%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (2.56%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (38.46%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (5.13%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (5.13%) Oracle Database
2 2 (5.13%) OLAP
2 2 (5.13%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (5.13%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (5.13%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (5.13%) Siebel EIM
3 1 (2.56%) Sybase ASE
3 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.56%) DB2
3 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (7.69%) MSI
2 1 (2.56%) ERwin
2 1 (2.56%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.56%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 5 (12.82%) Finance
2 2 (5.13%) Banking
3 1 (2.56%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.56%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (28.21%) Developer
2 6 (15.38%) Desktop Support
2 6 (15.38%) Support Engineer
2 6 (15.38%) Desktop Engineer
3 5 (12.82%) Web Developer
3 5 (12.82%) Analyst
4 3 (7.69%) Project Analyst
4 3 (7.69%) Applications Packager
5 2 (5.13%) IT Support
5 2 (5.13%) 1st Line Support
5 2 (5.13%) Consultant
5 2 (5.13%) IT Support Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Server Analyst
6 1 (2.56%) Senior Server Analyst
6 1 (2.56%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Developer
6 1 (2.56%) Help Desk Support
6 1 (2.56%) Project Administrator
6 1 (2.56%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (17.95%) .NET
2 3 (7.69%) Application Packaging
3 1 (2.56%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.56%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.56%) Web Services
3 1 (2.56%) XML
3 1 (2.56%) XSLT
3 1 (2.56%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.26%) PDA
2 2 (5.13%) NHS
3 1 (2.56%) Replication
3 1 (2.56%) Thin Client
3 1 (2.56%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 19 (48.72%) Windows
2 9 (23.08%) Windows 7
3 8 (20.51%) Windows XP
4 4 (10.26%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (7.69%) Windows Vista
6 2 (5.13%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (5.13%) Windows 8
6 2 (5.13%) Linux
6 2 (5.13%) UNIX
7 1 (2.56%) Mac OS X
7 1 (2.56%) Windows 2000
7 1 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
1 6 (15.38%) Web Development
2 5 (12.82%) CRM
3 4 (10.26%) Change Management
4 3 (7.69%) ETL
4 3 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (7.69%) Time Management
4 3 (7.69%) Test Scripting
5 2 (5.13%) Data Migration
5 2 (5.13%) Data Mapping
5 2 (5.13%) Database Tuning
5 2 (5.13%) Data Modelling
5 2 (5.13%) Service Delivery
5 2 (5.13%) Migration
6 1 (2.56%) Business Analysis
6 1 (2.56%) Software Testing
6 1 (2.56%) Data Management
6 1 (2.56%) Logistics
6 1 (2.56%) Project Planning
6 1 (2.56%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 6 (15.38%) SQL
2 2 (5.13%) PowerShell
2 2 (5.13%) VBScript
2 2 (5.13%) VB
2 2 (5.13%) C#
2 2 (5.13%) PL/SQL
2 2 (5.13%) Shell Script
3 1 (2.56%) Java
3 1 (2.56%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (5.13%) Security Cleared
1 2 (5.13%) MCSE
1 2 (5.13%) CCNA
1 2 (5.13%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (5.13%) MCITP
1 2 (5.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (2.56%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.56%) Degree
2 1 (2.56%) ISEB
2 1 (2.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.56%) QA
System Software
1 6 (15.38%) Active Directory
2 5 (12.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (10.26%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (5.13%) Hyper-V
4 2 (5.13%) VMware ESX
5 1 (2.56%) Terminal Services
5 1 (2.56%) XenApp
5 1 (2.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (17.95%) SCCM
2 1 (2.56%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 5 (12.82%) VMware
2 4 (10.26%) Acronis
3 3 (7.69%) Apple
3 3 (7.69%) Citrix
3 3 (7.69%) HP
3 3 (7.69%) Cisco
3 3 (7.69%) Oracle
4 2 (5.13%) Siebel
4 2 (5.13%) Adobe
4 2 (5.13%) Informatica
5 1 (2.56%) Perforce
5 1 (2.56%) NetApp
5 1 (2.56%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.56%) BMC
5 1 (2.56%) Cerner
5 1 (2.56%) EMC
5 1 (2.56%) Sybase
5 1 (2.56%) Veeam
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