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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 3 8 10
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 36 22 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 18.37% 12.22% 8.61%
As % of the Vendors category 39.56% 31.43% 21.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 15 7
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£300 £201 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+49.25% -38.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £150 £104
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £425 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 2
Average hourly rate £11.00 £10.00 £12.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -21.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.80 £10.00 £10.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.90 £10.00 £14.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £15.63
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -13.60%
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
91 70 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 46.43% 38.89% 39.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 40 33
Average daily rate £338 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £165 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 2 2
Average hourly rate £11.75 £15.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.66% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.97 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-0.18% +2.70%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 23 (48.94%) SQL Server
2 16 (34.04%) .NET
3 15 (31.91%) Windows
3 15 (31.91%) SharePoint
4 12 (25.53%) Umbraco
5 11 (23.40%) SQL
5 11 (23.40%) C#
6 10 (21.28%) MS Excel
7 9 (19.15%) HTML
7 9 (19.15%) JavaScript
7 9 (19.15%) MS Office
7 9 (19.15%) Web Development
7 9 (19.15%) Windows 7
7 9 (19.15%) HTML5
8 8 (17.02%) QA
8 8 (17.02%) Windows XP
9 7 (14.89%) Active Directory
9 7 (14.89%) Internet
9 7 (14.89%) jQuery
9 7 (14.89%) SharePoint 2010
10 6 (12.77%) SCCM
10 6 (12.77%) VMware Infrastructure
10 6 (12.77%) .NET Framework
10 6 (12.77%) Degree
10 6 (12.77%) Oracle
10 6 (12.77%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (12.77%) VMware
11 5 (10.64%) Finance
11 5 (10.64%) Change Management
11 5 (10.64%) Software Engineering

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 15 (31.91%) SharePoint
2 12 (25.53%) Umbraco
3 7 (14.89%) SharePoint 2010
4 4 (8.51%) MS Project Server
5 1 (2.13%) OpenEdge
Applications
1 10 (21.28%) MS Excel
2 9 (19.15%) MS Office
3 4 (8.51%) MS Project
4 1 (2.13%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (2.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (6.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (4.26%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (4.26%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.13%) IaaS
1 1 (2.13%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (14.89%) Internet
2 3 (6.38%) Firewall
2 3 (6.38%) VPN
2 3 (6.38%) Ethernet
3 2 (4.26%) IP Telephony
3 2 (4.26%) DSL
4 1 (2.13%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (2.13%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (2.13%) DNS
4 1 (2.13%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.13%) LAN
4 1 (2.13%) VoIP
4 1 (2.13%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (48.94%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.51%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (8.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (6.38%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (6.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (6.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (4.26%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (4.26%) OLAP
4 2 (4.26%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 2 (4.26%) Siebel EIM
4 2 (4.26%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (4.26%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.13%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (2.13%) Sybase ASE
5 1 (2.13%) Data Mining
5 1 (2.13%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (2.13%) ERwin
General
1 5 (10.64%) Finance
2 2 (4.26%) Banking
2 2 (4.26%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.13%) Advertising
3 1 (2.13%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.13%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (34.04%) Developer
2 11 (23.40%) Web Developer
3 5 (10.64%) Support Engineer
3 5 (10.64%) Analyst
4 4 (8.51%) Desktop Engineer
4 4 (8.51%) Desktop Support
5 3 (6.38%) 1st Line Support
5 3 (6.38%) Consultant
5 3 (6.38%) Project Analyst
6 2 (4.26%) Server Analyst
6 2 (4.26%) IT Support Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) .NET Developer
6 2 (4.26%) .NET Web Developer
6 2 (4.26%) Project Manager
6 2 (4.26%) Trainer
6 2 (4.26%) IT Support
7 1 (2.13%) Project Consultant
7 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Consultant
7 1 (2.13%) 1st Line Support Analyst
7 1 (2.13%) 1st Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (34.04%) .NET
2 9 (19.15%) HTML
2 9 (19.15%) HTML5
3 7 (14.89%) jQuery
4 6 (12.77%) .NET Framework
5 5 (10.64%) ASP.NET
6 3 (6.38%) WCF
6 3 (6.38%) Web Services
7 1 (2.13%) XML
7 1 (2.13%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.51%) PDA
2 3 (6.38%) NHS
3 1 (2.13%) User Experience
3 1 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.13%) iPad
3 1 (2.13%) Fat Client
3 1 (2.13%) Replication
3 1 (2.13%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 15 (31.91%) Windows
2 9 (19.15%) Windows 7
3 8 (17.02%) Windows XP
4 3 (6.38%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (6.38%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (4.26%) UNIX
5 2 (4.26%) Linux
5 2 (4.26%) Windows Vista
6 1 (2.13%) Windows 8
6 1 (2.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (2.13%) Mac OS X
6 1 (2.13%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (19.15%) Web Development
2 6 (12.77%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (10.64%) Change Management
3 5 (10.64%) Software Engineering
4 3 (6.38%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (6.38%) Test Scripting
4 3 (6.38%) Time Management
4 3 (6.38%) MVC
4 3 (6.38%) Systems Analysis
4 3 (6.38%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (6.38%) Content Management
4 3 (6.38%) ETL
4 3 (6.38%) Data Modelling
4 3 (6.38%) CRM
5 2 (4.26%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (4.26%) Migration
5 2 (4.26%) Logistics
5 2 (4.26%) Project Management
5 2 (4.26%) Data Migration
5 2 (4.26%) Data Mapping
Programming Languages
1 11 (23.40%) SQL
1 11 (23.40%) C#
2 9 (19.15%) JavaScript
3 5 (10.64%) Java
4 3 (6.38%) VBScript
5 2 (4.26%) PL/SQL
5 2 (4.26%) T-SQL
5 2 (4.26%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (12.77%) Degree
2 3 (6.38%) MCITP
2 3 (6.38%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (4.26%) MCSE
3 2 (4.26%) CCNA
3 2 (4.26%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (4.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (2.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.13%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.13%) ISEB
4 1 (2.13%) MCDBA
4 1 (2.13%) MCP
4 1 (2.13%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (17.02%) QA
System Software
1 7 (14.89%) Active Directory
2 6 (12.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.26%) VMware ESX
3 2 (4.26%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.13%) vSphere
4 1 (2.13%) XenApp
4 1 (2.13%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (2.13%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 6 (12.77%) SCCM
2 1 (2.13%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 6 (12.77%) Oracle
1 6 (12.77%) VMware
2 4 (8.51%) Citrix
2 4 (8.51%) Acronis
3 3 (6.38%) HP
3 3 (6.38%) Cisco
4 2 (4.26%) Siebel
4 2 (4.26%) Adobe
4 2 (4.26%) Cerner
4 2 (4.26%) Informatica
5 1 (2.13%) Veeam
5 1 (2.13%) Perforce
5 1 (2.13%) NetApp
5 1 (2.13%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.13%) Apple
5 1 (2.13%) BMC
5 1 (2.13%) EMC
5 1 (2.13%) Sybase
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