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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 6 3 8
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 25 25 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 14.45% 16.34% 16.03%
As % of the Vendors category 32.47% 34.72% 38.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 17 6
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£264 £213 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.11% -46.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £142 £142 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £335 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 3
Average hourly rate £11.00 £14.25 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.80% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.80 £12.45 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.60 £16.05 £21.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £13.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.40% -15.62%
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
77 72 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 44.51% 47.06% 41.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 46 23
Average daily rate £350 £240 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.83% -26.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £150 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £450 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 5
Average hourly rate £11.00 £16.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £12.00 £11.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £17.90 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.40%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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 (43.10%) SQL Server
2 20 (34.48%) Windows
3 17 (29.31%) SharePoint
3 17 (29.31%) .NET
4 16 (27.59%) SQL
5 15 (25.86%) MS Excel
6 13 (22.41%) Active Directory
7 12 (20.69%) Umbraco
7 12 (20.69%) Windows 7
8 11 (18.97%) C#
9 10 (17.24%) JavaScript
10 9 (15.52%) HTML
10 9 (15.52%) MS Office
10 9 (15.52%) HTML5
10 9 (15.52%) QA
10 9 (15.52%) Web Development
11 8 (13.79%) SharePoint 2010
11 8 (13.79%) Windows XP
12 7 (12.07%) Oracle
12 7 (12.07%) Finance
12 7 (12.07%) VMware
12 7 (12.07%) Degree
12 7 (12.07%) jQuery
12 7 (12.07%) SCCM
12 7 (12.07%) VMware Infrastructure
13 6 (10.34%) .NET Framework
13 6 (10.34%) Windows Server 2008
13 6 (10.34%) Stakeholder Management
13 6 (10.34%) Change Management
13 6 (10.34%) Internet

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 (29.31%) SharePoint
2 12 (20.69%) Umbraco
3 8 (13.79%) SharePoint 2010
4 4 (6.90%) MS Project Server
5 3 (5.17%) IIS
6 2 (3.45%) OpenEdge
7 1 (1.72%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
7 1 (1.72%) IBM Notes
7 1 (1.72%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 15 (25.86%) MS Excel
2 9 (15.52%) MS Office
3 5 (8.62%) MS Project
4 3 (5.17%) MS Visio
5 2 (3.45%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (5.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (3.45%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.72%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.72%) PaaS
1 1 (1.72%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.34%) Internet
2 4 (6.90%) DNS
3 3 (5.17%) Firewall
4 2 (3.45%) SSL
4 2 (3.45%) LAN
4 2 (3.45%) SMTP
4 2 (3.45%) DHCP
4 2 (3.45%) FTP
4 2 (3.45%) HTTP
5 1 (1.72%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.72%) VPN
5 1 (1.72%) Ethernet
5 1 (1.72%) VoIP
5 1 (1.72%) WAN
5 1 (1.72%) DMZ
5 1 (1.72%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (1.72%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (43.10%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.62%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (8.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (6.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (6.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (6.90%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (3.45%) Oracle Database
4 2 (3.45%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (3.45%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (3.45%) Siebel EIM
4 2 (3.45%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 2 (3.45%) OLAP
4 2 (3.45%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.72%) DB2
5 1 (1.72%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.72%) Sybase ASE
5 1 (1.72%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.72%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Dreamweaver
1 1 (1.72%) ERwin
General
1 7 (12.07%) Finance
2 3 (5.17%) Banking
3 2 (3.45%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.72%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.72%) Billing
4 1 (1.72%) Law
4 1 (1.72%) Legal
4 1 (1.72%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.72%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 17 (29.31%) Developer
2 11 (18.97%) Web Developer
3 10 (17.24%) Analyst
4 4 (6.90%) Support Engineer
4 4 (6.90%) Project Manager
4 4 (6.90%) Desktop Support
4 4 (6.90%) Project Analyst
5 3 (5.17%) Desktop Engineer
5 3 (5.17%) Administrator
5 3 (5.17%) 1st Line Support
6 2 (3.45%) Support Analyst
6 2 (3.45%) Trainer
6 2 (3.45%) Business Analyst
6 2 (3.45%) Consultant
6 2 (3.45%) .NET Developer
6 2 (3.45%) SQL Developer
6 2 (3.45%) .NET Web Developer
6 2 (3.45%) Windows Administrator
6 2 (3.45%) Server Analyst
6 2 (3.45%) Rollout Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (29.31%) .NET
2 9 (15.52%) HTML
2 9 (15.52%) HTML5
3 7 (12.07%) jQuery
4 6 (10.34%) .NET Framework
4 6 (10.34%) ASP.NET
5 3 (5.17%) Web Services
5 3 (5.17%) WCF
6 1 (1.72%) XML
6 1 (1.72%) XSLT
6 1 (1.72%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.90%) NHS
1 4 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.17%) Clustering
2 3 (5.17%) PDA
3 2 (3.45%) Fat Client
3 2 (3.45%) iPad
3 2 (3.45%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.72%) Replication
4 1 (1.72%) CESG
4 1 (1.72%) User Experience
4 1 (1.72%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 20 (34.48%) Windows
2 12 (20.69%) Windows 7
3 8 (13.79%) Windows XP
4 6 (10.34%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (6.90%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (3.45%) Linux
6 2 (3.45%) Windows 2000
6 2 (3.45%) UNIX
7 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.72%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.72%) Windows Vista
7 1 (1.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (15.52%) Web Development
2 6 (10.34%) Change Management
2 6 (10.34%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (8.62%) Software Engineering
4 4 (6.90%) Content Management
4 4 (6.90%) Migration
4 4 (6.90%) Data Migration
4 4 (6.90%) Project Management
4 4 (6.90%) CRM
4 4 (6.90%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (5.17%) Test Scripting
5 3 (5.17%) ITIL
5 3 (5.17%) PRINCE2
5 3 (5.17%) Data Modelling
5 3 (5.17%) ETL
5 3 (5.17%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (5.17%) MVC
5 3 (5.17%) Systems Analysis
6 2 (3.45%) Business Analysis
6 2 (3.45%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 16 (27.59%) SQL
2 11 (18.97%) C#
3 10 (17.24%) JavaScript
4 5 (8.62%) Java
5 3 (5.17%) T-SQL
5 3 (5.17%) VBScript
6 2 (3.45%) PL/SQL
6 2 (3.45%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.72%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.72%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (12.07%) Degree
2 2 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (3.45%) SC Cleared
2 2 (3.45%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.72%) MCITP
3 1 (1.72%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.72%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (1.72%) MCP
3 1 (1.72%) MCSD
3 1 (1.72%) MCDBA
3 1 (1.72%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (15.52%) QA
System Software
1 13 (22.41%) Active Directory
2 7 (12.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (5.17%) VMware ESX
4 2 (3.45%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.72%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.72%) Firmware
5 1 (1.72%) Terminal Services
5 1 (1.72%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.72%) XenApp
5 1 (1.72%) DFS Replication
5 1 (1.72%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (12.07%) SCCM
2 1 (1.72%) SCVMM
2 1 (1.72%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 7 (12.07%) Oracle
1 7 (12.07%) VMware
2 5 (8.62%) Citrix
3 3 (5.17%) Acronis
4 2 (3.45%) EMC
4 2 (3.45%) Cerner
4 2 (3.45%) Informatica
4 2 (3.45%) HP
4 2 (3.45%) Siebel
5 1 (1.72%) Cisco
5 1 (1.72%) Adobe
5 1 (1.72%) Sybase
5 1 (1.72%) Dell
5 1 (1.72%) BMC
5 1 (1.72%) NetApp
5 1 (1.72%) Lotus
5 1 (1.72%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.72%) TOWER Software
5 1 (1.72%) Perforce
5 1 (1.72%) AppSense
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