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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 2 10 17
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 50 12 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 19.38% 9.23% 5.49%
As % of the Vendors category 34.01% 20.00% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 2 3
Average daily rate
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£234 £349 £110
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.97% +217.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £294 £98
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £404 £362
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 2
Average hourly rate £13.00 - £64.25
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.81 - £35.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.38 - £92.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -3.33%
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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
147 60 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 56.98% 46.15% 43.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 28 33
Average daily rate £325 £300 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £220 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 5
Average hourly rate £16.73 £12.49 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.94% -32.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.49 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.67 £12.49 £71.40
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 24 April 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 24 April 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 51 (68.92%) Windows
2 26 (35.14%) Active Directory
3 20 (27.03%) Windows 7
4 19 (25.68%) MS Excel
4 19 (25.68%) MS Office
5 17 (22.97%) Windows XP
6 16 (21.62%) Windows Server 2008
7 15 (20.27%) Citrix
8 14 (18.92%) Windows Server 2003
8 14 (18.92%) SQL
9 13 (17.57%) SQL Server
9 13 (17.57%) Windows Server 2012
10 12 (16.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 12 (16.22%) IIS
10 12 (16.22%) SharePoint
10 12 (16.22%) HTTP
11 11 (14.86%) ITIL
11 11 (14.86%) VMware
12 10 (13.51%) Microsoft Certification
12 10 (13.51%) Infrastructure Management
13 9 (12.16%) XPath
13 9 (12.16%) WCF
13 9 (12.16%) Team Foundation Server
13 9 (12.16%) REST
13 9 (12.16%) BizTalk Server
13 9 (12.16%) XQuery
13 9 (12.16%) DNS
13 9 (12.16%) SOA
13 9 (12.16%) C#
13 9 (12.16%) Web Services

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 12 (16.22%) IIS
1 12 (16.22%) SharePoint
2 9 (12.16%) BizTalk Server
3 8 (10.81%) MQSeries
4 3 (4.05%) MS Exchange
4 3 (4.05%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (2.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (2.70%) Lync
5 2 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (2.70%) Office Communications Server
5 2 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (2.70%) WebLogic
6 1 (1.35%) Documentum
6 1 (1.35%) IBM Notes
6 1 (1.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.35%) Alfresco
Applications
1 19 (25.68%) MS Excel
1 19 (25.68%) MS Office
2 2 (2.70%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (2.70%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.35%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.70%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.76%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (6.76%) Office 365
2 3 (4.05%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 12 (16.22%) HTTP
2 9 (12.16%) DNS
3 6 (8.11%) DHCP
4 5 (6.76%) LAN
5 4 (5.41%) WAN
6 3 (4.05%) SMTP
6 3 (4.05%) FTP
6 3 (4.05%) SSL
6 3 (4.05%) Firewall
7 1 (1.35%) DMZ
7 1 (1.35%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (17.57%) SQL Server
2 12 (16.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (4.05%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (4.05%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.35%) DB2
5 1 (1.35%) OLAP
5 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (1.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.35%) Sybase ASE
5 1 (1.35%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 9 (12.16%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (9.46%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.35%) ERwin
3 1 (1.35%) MSI
3 1 (1.35%) Dreamweaver
General
1 4 (5.41%) Finance
1 4 (5.41%) Manufacturing
2 3 (4.05%) Local Government
3 2 (2.70%) Retail
4 1 (1.35%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.35%) Automotive
4 1 (1.35%) Banking
Job Titles
1 27 (36.49%) Analyst
2 17 (22.97%) Support Analyst
3 14 (18.92%) Desktop Support
4 10 (13.51%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 10 (13.51%) Desktop Analyst
4 10 (13.51%) Administrator
5 9 (12.16%) Developer
6 8 (10.81%) BizTalk Developer
7 6 (8.11%) Service Analyst
7 6 (8.11%) Support Engineer
7 6 (8.11%) Service Desk Analyst
8 5 (6.76%) Architect
8 5 (6.76%) IT Support
9 4 (5.41%) Desktop Administrator
9 4 (5.41%) Project Manager
9 4 (5.41%) DBA
9 4 (5.41%) Applications Developer
9 4 (5.41%) Applications Support
9 4 (5.41%) IT Support Analyst
10 3 (4.05%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (12.16%) WCF
1 9 (12.16%) REST
1 9 (12.16%) Web Services
1 9 (12.16%) XML
1 9 (12.16%) .NET
2 8 (10.81%) MSMQ
2 8 (10.81%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.41%) Fat Client
1 4 (5.41%) Clustering
1 4 (5.41%) Thin Client
2 3 (4.05%) Replication
3 2 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.70%) NHS
4 1 (1.35%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.35%) iPad
4 1 (1.35%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 51 (68.92%) Windows
2 20 (27.03%) Windows 7
3 17 (22.97%) Windows XP
4 16 (21.62%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (18.92%) Windows Server 2003
6 13 (17.57%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (6.76%) Windows 8
8 4 (5.41%) VMS
8 4 (5.41%) OpenVMS
9 1 (1.35%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (14.86%) ITIL
2 10 (13.51%) Infrastructure Management
3 9 (12.16%) SOA
4 8 (10.81%) Web Application Development
4 8 (10.81%) Release Management
4 8 (10.81%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (9.46%) OOP
5 7 (9.46%) OO
5 7 (9.46%) Migration
6 5 (6.76%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (5.41%) Change Management
7 4 (5.41%) PRINCE2
8 2 (2.70%) Requirements Engineering
8 2 (2.70%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 2 (2.70%) Project Governance
8 2 (2.70%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (2.70%) Enterprise Architecture
8 2 (2.70%) Performance Management
8 2 (2.70%) Dimensional Modelling
8 2 (2.70%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 14 (18.92%) SQL
2 9 (12.16%) XPath
2 9 (12.16%) XQuery
2 9 (12.16%) C#
3 4 (5.41%) T-SQL
4 2 (2.70%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (13.51%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (9.46%) ITIL Certification
2 7 (9.46%) MCP
3 4 (5.41%) Security Cleared
3 4 (5.41%) Citrix Certification
4 3 (4.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 3 (4.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (4.05%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (1.35%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.35%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.05%) QA
System Software
1 26 (35.14%) Active Directory
2 8 (10.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (5.41%) VMware ESX
3 4 (5.41%) VMware Workstation
3 4 (5.41%) Terminal Services
4 3 (4.05%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (4.05%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.35%) Firmware
5 1 (1.35%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.35%) DFS Replication
5 1 (1.35%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (9.46%) SCCM
2 2 (2.70%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (1.35%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 15 (20.27%) Citrix
2 11 (14.86%) VMware
3 2 (2.70%) EMC
3 2 (2.70%) Oracle
4 1 (1.35%) Sybase
4 1 (1.35%) CA
4 1 (1.35%) Lotus
4 1 (1.35%) Remedy
4 1 (1.35%) IBM
4 1 (1.35%) Adobe
4 1 (1.35%) HP
4 1 (1.35%) Dell
4 1 (1.35%) AppSense
4 1 (1.35%) TOWER Software
4 1 (1.35%) Perforce
4 1 (1.35%) OpenText
4 1 (1.35%) Tableau
Liverpool, Merseyside
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £275 - £325 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £340.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Liverpool
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £12.00 - £16.00 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Liverpool
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Liverpool
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Liverpool
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Liverpool
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Liverpool
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Liverpool
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 24 days ago