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 2 March 2015 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 4 5 12
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 31 18 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 14.09% 14.75% 10.30%
As % of the Vendors category 24.60% 30.51% 29.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 7 7
Average daily rate
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£238 £225 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £130 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £304 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 3
Average hourly rate £13.00 - £12.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -6.66%
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
126 59 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 57.27% 48.36% 34.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 31 26
Average daily rate £350 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £130 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £408 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 4
Average hourly rate £12.71 - £12.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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 2 March 2015.

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 2 March 2015, 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 35 (61.40%) Windows
2 20 (35.09%) SQL Server
3 19 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 18 (31.58%) MS Excel
4 18 (31.58%) Windows 7
5 15 (26.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 14 (24.56%) SQL
6 14 (24.56%) MS Office
7 13 (22.81%) .NET
7 13 (22.81%) SharePoint
7 13 (22.81%) Windows Server 2008
8 12 (21.05%) Windows Server 2012
8 12 (21.05%) Windows XP
8 12 (21.05%) IIS
8 12 (21.05%) C#
9 11 (19.30%) HTTP
9 11 (19.30%) Citrix
9 11 (19.30%) Windows Server 2003
10 10 (17.54%) ASP.NET
11 9 (15.79%) Web Services
11 9 (15.79%) XML
11 9 (15.79%) XQuery
11 9 (15.79%) BizTalk Server
11 9 (15.79%) REST
11 9 (15.79%) Team Foundation Server
11 9 (15.79%) WCF
11 9 (15.79%) XPath
12 8 (14.04%) Agile Software Development
12 8 (14.04%) Release Management
12 8 (14.04%) Web Application Development

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, 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 13 (22.81%) SharePoint
2 12 (21.05%) IIS
3 9 (15.79%) BizTalk Server
4 8 (14.04%) MQSeries
5 3 (5.26%) Umbraco
5 3 (5.26%) Office Communications Server
6 2 (3.51%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (3.51%) Lync
6 2 (3.51%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (3.51%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (3.51%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (3.51%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (3.51%) OpenEdge
6 2 (3.51%) MS Exchange
7 1 (1.75%) Documentum
7 1 (1.75%) IBM Notes
7 1 (1.75%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
7 1 (1.75%) Alfresco
Applications
1 18 (31.58%) MS Excel
2 14 (24.56%) MS Office
3 2 (3.51%) MS Visio
3 2 (3.51%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.75%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (5.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (19.30%) HTTP
2 5 (8.77%) DNS
3 3 (5.26%) DHCP
3 3 (5.26%) Internet
4 2 (3.51%) Firewall
4 2 (3.51%) SMTP
4 2 (3.51%) FTP
4 2 (3.51%) LAN
4 2 (3.51%) SSL
5 1 (1.75%) DMZ
5 1 (1.75%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.75%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (35.09%) SQL Server
2 15 (26.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (10.53%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (8.77%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (7.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (7.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (5.26%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (3.51%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 2 (3.51%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (1.75%) Relational Database
8 1 (1.75%) Sybase ASE
8 1 (1.75%) Data Mining
8 1 (1.75%) DB2
8 1 (1.75%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 9 (15.79%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (12.28%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.75%) Dreamweaver
3 1 (1.75%) ERwin
General
1 4 (7.02%) Finance
2 3 (5.26%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.51%) Banking
3 2 (3.51%) Investment Banking
3 2 (3.51%) Local Government
4 1 (1.75%) Billing
4 1 (1.75%) Automotive
4 1 (1.75%) Law
4 1 (1.75%) Legal
Job Titles
1 14 (24.56%) Developer
1 14 (24.56%) Analyst
2 8 (14.04%) BizTalk Developer
3 7 (12.28%) Administrator
4 6 (10.53%) Support Analyst
5 5 (8.77%) Service Analyst
5 5 (8.77%) Service Desk Analyst
6 4 (7.02%) DBA
6 4 (7.02%) Applications Developer
6 4 (7.02%) Project Manager
7 3 (5.26%) Web Developer
7 3 (5.26%) 1st Line Support
7 3 (5.26%) Support Engineer
7 3 (5.26%) SQL DBA
7 3 (5.26%) Architect
7 3 (5.26%) IT Support
8 2 (3.51%) Senior Architect
8 2 (3.51%) 1st Line Support Analyst
8 2 (3.51%) SQL Developer
8 2 (3.51%) Windows Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (22.81%) .NET
2 10 (17.54%) ASP.NET
3 9 (15.79%) WCF
3 9 (15.79%) Web Services
3 9 (15.79%) XML
3 9 (15.79%) REST
4 8 (14.04%) MSMQ
5 3 (5.26%) .NET Framework
5 3 (5.26%) HTML
5 3 (5.26%) HTML5
6 2 (3.51%) jQuery
7 1 (1.75%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.77%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.26%) Fat Client
2 3 (5.26%) Thin Client
2 3 (5.26%) Replication
2 3 (5.26%) Clustering
3 1 (1.75%) CESG
3 1 (1.75%) iPhone
3 1 (1.75%) iPad
3 1 (1.75%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 35 (61.40%) Windows
2 18 (31.58%) Windows 7
3 13 (22.81%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (21.05%) Windows XP
4 12 (21.05%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (19.30%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (5.26%) Windows 8
7 2 (3.51%) VMS
7 2 (3.51%) OpenVMS
8 1 (1.75%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (14.04%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (14.04%) Release Management
1 8 (14.04%) Web Application Development
2 7 (12.28%) OOP
2 7 (12.28%) OO
2 7 (12.28%) SOA
2 7 (12.28%) Migration
3 6 (10.53%) ITIL
4 4 (7.02%) PRINCE2
4 4 (7.02%) Change Management
4 4 (7.02%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (5.26%) Project Management
5 3 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (5.26%) Data Modelling
6 2 (3.51%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (3.51%) CRM
6 2 (3.51%) GAP Analysis
6 2 (3.51%) Workflow
6 2 (3.51%) Content Management
6 2 (3.51%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (24.56%) SQL
2 12 (21.05%) C#
3 9 (15.79%) XQuery
3 9 (15.79%) XPath
4 6 (10.53%) T-SQL
5 4 (7.02%) JavaScript
6 2 (3.51%) Java
7 1 (1.75%) VBA
7 1 (1.75%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (8.77%) Security Cleared
3 3 (5.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 3 (5.26%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.51%) Degree
4 2 (3.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (3.51%) MCP
5 1 (1.75%) MCSD
5 1 (1.75%) MCDBA
5 1 (1.75%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.75%) MCITP
5 1 (1.75%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.02%) QA
System Software
1 19 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 5 (8.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (5.26%) Hyper-V
3 3 (5.26%) VMware ESX
4 2 (3.51%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.75%) DFS Replication
5 1 (1.75%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (1.75%) Firmware
5 1 (1.75%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 4 (7.02%) SCCM
2 2 (3.51%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (1.75%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 11 (19.30%) Citrix
2 7 (12.28%) VMware
3 2 (3.51%) HP
3 2 (3.51%) EMC
4 1 (1.75%) Dell
4 1 (1.75%) AppSense
4 1 (1.75%) Tableau
4 1 (1.75%) CA
4 1 (1.75%) Lotus
4 1 (1.75%) TOWER Software
4 1 (1.75%) Perforce
4 1 (1.75%) Open Text
4 1 (1.75%) Oracle
4 1 (1.75%) Sybase
4 1 (1.75%) IBM
4 1 (1.75%) Adobe
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