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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 5 5 9
Rank change year-on-year
0 +4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 43 32 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 14.93% 16.41% 12.09%
As % of the Vendors category 29.05% 35.16% 30.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 19 13
Average daily rate
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£218 £300 £201
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.50% +49.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £200 £167
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £418 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 1
Average hourly rate £14.25 £11.75 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.27% +17.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
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
148 91 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 51.39% 46.67% 39.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 46 34
Average daily rate £325 £350 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +10.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £250 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 2
Average hourly rate £20.00 £12.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -44.18%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -9.32%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 58 (59.18%) Windows
2 34 (34.69%) MS Office
2 34 (34.69%) Active Directory
3 25 (25.51%) Citrix
4 22 (22.45%) SQL
4 22 (22.45%) ITIL
5 21 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
6 20 (20.41%) Windows 7
7 18 (18.37%) VMware
8 16 (16.33%) MS Excel
9 15 (15.31%) DNS
9 15 (15.31%) Windows Server 2003
9 15 (15.31%) VMware Infrastructure
10 14 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
11 12 (12.24%) ITIL Certification
11 12 (12.24%) MCP
12 11 (11.22%) Windows XP
13 10 (10.20%) DHCP
13 10 (10.20%) Finance
13 10 (10.20%) Infrastructure Management
14 9 (9.18%) SQL Server
15 8 (8.16%) SharePoint
15 8 (8.16%) IIS
15 8 (8.16%) Migration
15 8 (8.16%) Google
15 8 (8.16%) SCCM
15 8 (8.16%) Office 365
15 8 (8.16%) XenApp
16 7 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
16 7 (7.14%) Patch Management

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 8 (8.16%) SharePoint
1 8 (8.16%) IIS
2 7 (7.14%) MS Exchange
3 5 (5.10%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (3.06%) WebLogic
4 3 (3.06%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.02%) Jetty
6 1 (1.02%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (1.02%) nginx
6 1 (1.02%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.02%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.02%) Lync
6 1 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.02%) Apache
6 1 (1.02%) Tomcat
Applications
1 34 (34.69%) MS Office
2 16 (16.33%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.04%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.04%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (3.06%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (2.04%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.02%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (1.02%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (8.16%) Office 365
2 6 (6.12%) Google Apps
3 5 (5.10%) OneDrive
4 1 (1.02%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.02%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.02%) Google App Engine
4 1 (1.02%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (15.31%) DNS
2 10 (10.20%) DHCP
3 7 (7.14%) FTP
3 7 (7.14%) HTTP
4 6 (6.12%) SSL
4 6 (6.12%) LAN
4 6 (6.12%) WAN
4 6 (6.12%) SMTP
4 6 (6.12%) Firewall
5 4 (4.08%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (2.04%) Internet
6 2 (2.04%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.02%) VPN
7 1 (1.02%) SAN
7 1 (1.02%) Wireless
7 1 (1.02%) IPsec
7 1 (1.02%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (9.18%) SQL Server
2 7 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 7 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (6.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (3.06%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.02%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (1.02%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (1.02%) OLAP
6 1 (1.02%) MS Access
6 1 (1.02%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 2 (2.04%) Subversion
2 1 (1.02%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (1.02%) MSI
General
1 10 (10.20%) Finance
2 5 (5.10%) Banking
3 4 (4.08%) Retail
3 4 (4.08%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.04%) Advertising
5 1 (1.02%) Publishing
5 1 (1.02%) Billing
5 1 (1.02%) Local Government
5 1 (1.02%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.02%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.02%) Back Office
5 1 (1.02%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 29 (29.59%) Analyst
2 20 (20.41%) Support Analyst
3 14 (14.29%) Desktop Support
4 13 (13.27%) Support Engineer
5 9 (9.18%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 9 (9.18%) Desktop Analyst
6 8 (8.16%) 2nd Line Support
6 8 (8.16%) Administrator
7 7 (7.14%) Service Analyst
7 7 (7.14%) Service Desk Analyst
7 7 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 6 (6.12%) Desktop Administrator
9 5 (5.10%) Consultant
10 4 (4.08%) 3rd Line Support
11 3 (3.06%) 1st Line Support
11 3 (3.06%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 3 (3.06%) Applications Support
11 3 (3.06%) Developer
11 3 (3.06%) Architect
11 3 (3.06%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.08%) .NET
2 2 (2.04%) MDX
3 1 (1.02%) J2EE
3 1 (1.02%) COM
3 1 (1.02%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.14%) Clustering
2 6 (6.12%) Thin Client
2 6 (6.12%) Fat Client
3 3 (3.06%) NHS
4 2 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.04%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.04%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.04%) Informatics
5 1 (1.02%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.02%) AS400
5 1 (1.02%) User Experience
5 1 (1.02%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 58 (59.18%) Windows
2 21 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 20 (20.41%) Windows 7
4 15 (15.31%) Windows Server 2003
5 11 (11.22%) Windows XP
6 6 (6.12%) Windows 8
6 6 (6.12%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (5.10%) Android
7 5 (5.10%) Apple iOS
7 5 (5.10%) Mac OS
8 2 (2.04%) VMS
8 2 (2.04%) OpenVMS
8 2 (2.04%) Mac OS X
8 2 (2.04%) Windows CE
8 2 (2.04%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (1.02%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (22.45%) ITIL
2 10 (10.20%) Infrastructure Management
3 8 (8.16%) Migration
4 7 (7.14%) Patch Management
5 6 (6.12%) Performance Tuning
5 6 (6.12%) ETL
6 5 (5.10%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (4.08%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (4.08%) Project Management
7 4 (4.08%) Service Management
7 4 (4.08%) Change Management
7 4 (4.08%) ITSM
7 4 (4.08%) Server Building
8 3 (3.06%) TOGAF
8 3 (3.06%) Enterprise Architecture
8 3 (3.06%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 3 (3.06%) PRINCE2
8 3 (3.06%) CRM
8 3 (3.06%) SOA
9 2 (2.04%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (22.45%) SQL
2 3 (3.06%) C#
3 2 (2.04%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.04%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.02%) VBScript
4 1 (1.02%) VB
4 1 (1.02%) Java
Qualifications
1 14 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (12.24%) MCP
2 12 (12.24%) ITIL Certification
3 7 (7.14%) Citrix Certification
4 6 (6.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (3.06%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 3 (3.06%) Security Cleared
6 2 (2.04%) SC Cleared
6 2 (2.04%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (1.02%) CCEE
7 1 (1.02%) CCEA
7 1 (1.02%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.02%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (1.02%) MCSE
7 1 (1.02%) CCNP
7 1 (1.02%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.04%) SLA
2 1 (1.02%) QA
System Software
1 34 (34.69%) Active Directory
2 15 (15.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (8.16%) XenApp
4 7 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
4 7 (7.14%) Microsoft App-V
5 6 (6.12%) Terminal Services
5 6 (6.12%) VMware ESX
5 6 (6.12%) VMware Workstation
6 5 (5.10%) Xen
7 4 (4.08%) Hyper-V
8 2 (2.04%) vSphere
9 1 (1.02%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (8.16%) SCCM
2 1 (1.02%) Puppet
2 1 (1.02%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 25 (25.51%) Citrix
2 18 (18.37%) VMware
3 8 (8.16%) Google
4 4 (4.08%) Symantec
4 4 (4.08%) Oracle
5 3 (3.06%) Apple
6 1 (1.02%) Remedy
6 1 (1.02%) SAP
6 1 (1.02%) Cisco
6 1 (1.02%) HP
6 1 (1.02%) PlateSpin
6 1 (1.02%) Tableau
6 1 (1.02%) AppSense
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