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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 7 6 4
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 42 28 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 18.10% 13.53% 17.07%
As % of the Vendors category 30.88% 23.73% 30.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 13 7
Average daily rate £425 £200 £130
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+112.50% +53.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £122 £112
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £412 £274
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 2
Average hourly rate £15.00 £12.00 £14.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -15.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.83 £11.00 £12.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.90 £14.75 £16.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
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
136 118 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 58.62% 57.00% 56.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 52 36
Average daily rate £400 £325 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +3.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £149 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £515 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 2
Average hourly rate £16.50 £12.42 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.85% -24.72%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +6.06%

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 11 February 2016.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Liverpool

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Liverpool region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Liverpool

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Liverpool

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 23 (35.38%) SQL
2 21 (32.31%) SQL Server
3 19 (29.23%) Windows
4 18 (27.69%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (26.15%) MS Exchange
5 17 (26.15%) Active Directory
6 16 (24.62%) MS Excel
7 14 (21.54%) Waterfall
8 13 (20.00%) Citrix
9 11 (16.92%) CRM
9 11 (16.92%) ITIL
9 11 (16.92%) Dynamics CRM
10 10 (15.38%) VMware
11 9 (13.85%) Business Intelligence
11 9 (13.85%) Windows Server
12 8 (12.31%) Microsoft Certification
12 8 (12.31%) MS Office
12 8 (12.31%) Finance
12 8 (12.31%) VMware Infrastructure
12 8 (12.31%) Windows Server 2008
12 8 (12.31%) vSphere
13 7 (10.77%) Windows 7
13 7 (10.77%) Windows Server 2012
14 6 (9.23%) Microsoft App-V
14 6 (9.23%) IIS
14 6 (9.23%) Cisco
14 6 (9.23%) TCP/IP
14 6 (9.23%) Office 365
14 6 (9.23%) Hyper-V
14 6 (9.23%) Test Scripting

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 (26.15%) MS Exchange
2 6 (9.23%) IIS
3 5 (7.69%) Skype for Business
4 3 (4.62%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (4.62%) SharePoint
5 2 (3.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (3.08%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.54%) Apache
6 1 (1.54%) Apache Spark
6 1 (1.54%) CMS
6 1 (1.54%) Confluence
6 1 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.54%) Jetty
6 1 (1.54%) nginx
6 1 (1.54%) WebSphere
Applications
1 16 (24.62%) MS Excel
2 8 (12.31%) MS Office
3 1 (1.54%) MS Project
3 1 (1.54%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (16.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.54%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.54%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.54%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 6 (9.23%) Office 365
2 1 (1.54%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.54%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.54%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.54%) Google App Engine
2 1 (1.54%) Google Apps
2 1 (1.54%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (1.54%) IaaS
2 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.54%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.23%) TCP/IP
2 4 (6.15%) DHCP
2 4 (6.15%) Remote Desktop
3 3 (4.62%) DNS
3 3 (4.62%) VPN
3 3 (4.62%) Wireless
4 1 (1.54%) FTP
4 1 (1.54%) HTTP
4 1 (1.54%) Internet
4 1 (1.54%) IPsec
4 1 (1.54%) LAN
4 1 (1.54%) SAN
4 1 (1.54%) WAN
4 1 (1.54%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (32.31%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (6.15%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (6.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (3.08%) MySQL
4 2 (3.08%) Power BI
4 2 (3.08%) Relational Database
4 2 (3.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.54%) Big Data
5 1 (1.54%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.54%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.54%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.54%) OLAP
5 1 (1.54%) OLAP Cube
5 1 (1.54%) OLTP
5 1 (1.54%) QlikView
5 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (1.54%) JIRA
1 1 (1.54%) Subversion
General
1 8 (12.31%) Finance
2 4 (6.15%) Advertising
2 4 (6.15%) Banking
3 2 (3.08%) Back Office
3 2 (3.08%) Local Government
3 2 (3.08%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.54%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.54%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (32.31%) Analyst
2 16 (24.62%) Developer
3 9 (13.85%) Analyst Developer
4 7 (10.77%) 2nd Line Support
5 5 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (6.15%) Architect
6 4 (6.15%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (6.15%) Service Analyst
6 4 (6.15%) Service Desk Analyst
6 4 (6.15%) Support Engineer
7 3 (4.62%) Consultant
7 3 (4.62%) Technical Support
8 2 (3.08%) 1st Line Support
8 2 (3.08%) Banking Analyst
8 2 (3.08%) Business Developer
8 2 (3.08%) Information Analyst
8 2 (3.08%) Project Engineer
8 2 (3.08%) Rollout Engineer
8 2 (3.08%) SQL Developer
8 2 (3.08%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.69%) .NET
2 2 (3.08%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.54%) J2EE
3 1 (1.54%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.62%) Blackberry
1 3 (4.62%) iPad
2 2 (3.08%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.08%) Handset
2 2 (3.08%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.54%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.54%) Data Integration
3 1 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.54%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.54%) NHS
3 1 (1.54%) PKI
3 1 (1.54%) Replication
3 1 (1.54%) User Experience
3 1 (1.54%) Visualisation
3 1 (1.54%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 19 (29.23%) Windows
2 9 (13.85%) Windows Server
3 8 (12.31%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (10.77%) Windows 7
4 7 (10.77%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (4.62%) Windows XP
7 2 (3.08%) Windows Vista
8 1 (1.54%) Android
8 1 (1.54%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.54%) Linux
8 1 (1.54%) Mac OS
8 1 (1.54%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.54%) Windows CE
8 1 (1.54%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (27.69%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (21.54%) Waterfall
3 11 (16.92%) CRM
3 11 (16.92%) ITIL
4 9 (13.85%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (9.23%) Test Scripting
6 5 (7.69%) Data Analysis
7 4 (6.15%) Migration
7 4 (6.15%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (6.15%) Time Management
8 3 (4.62%) Change Management
8 3 (4.62%) Configuration Management
8 3 (4.62%) ETL
8 3 (4.62%) Project Management
8 3 (4.62%) Release Management
9 2 (3.08%) Data Modelling
9 2 (3.08%) ITIL V3
9 2 (3.08%) Performance Tuning
9 2 (3.08%) PRINCE2
9 2 (3.08%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 23 (35.38%) SQL
2 4 (6.15%) T-SQL
3 3 (4.62%) C#
4 1 (1.54%) C
4 1 (1.54%) Java
4 1 (1.54%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 8 (12.31%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (4.62%) MCSE
2 3 (4.62%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.08%) MCDST
3 2 (3.08%) MCITP
3 2 (3.08%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (1.54%) AAT
4 1 (1.54%) CCEA
4 1 (1.54%) CCEE
4 1 (1.54%) CCNA
4 1 (1.54%) CCNP
4 1 (1.54%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.54%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (1.54%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (1.54%) DBS Check
4 1 (1.54%) Degree
4 1 (1.54%) MCDBA
4 1 (1.54%) MCTS
4 1 (1.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.54%) Data Quality
1 1 (1.54%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (26.15%) Active Directory
2 8 (12.31%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (12.31%) vSphere
3 6 (9.23%) Hyper-V
3 6 (9.23%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (3.08%) Forefront TMG
4 2 (3.08%) XenApp
5 1 (1.54%) Xen
5 1 (1.54%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (7.69%) SCCM
2 3 (4.62%) SCOM
3 1 (1.54%) AirWatch
3 1 (1.54%) EdgeSight
3 1 (1.54%) Nagios
3 1 (1.54%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.54%) Puppet
3 1 (1.54%) SCOrch
3 1 (1.54%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 13 (20.00%) Citrix
2 10 (15.38%) VMware
3 6 (9.23%) Cisco
4 3 (4.62%) HP
5 2 (3.08%) EMC
5 2 (3.08%) Google
6 1 (1.54%) 3PAR
6 1 (1.54%) Apple
6 1 (1.54%) Ariba
6 1 (1.54%) CA
6 1 (1.54%) Mitel
6 1 (1.54%) NetApp
6 1 (1.54%) OpenText
6 1 (1.54%) Oracle
6 1 (1.54%) SAP
6 1 (1.54%) SimCorp
6 1 (1.54%) Tableau
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