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 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 1 13 14
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 54 9 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 21.01% 6.57% 6.57%
As % of the Vendors category 37.24% 13.85% 13.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 2 5
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£230 £274 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.98% -35.58%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 1
Average hourly rate £13.50 £11.00 £100.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.72% -89.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -3.33%
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
145 65 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 56.42% 47.45% 47.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 34 32
Average daily rate £325 £323 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.77% -24.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £130 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £456 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 5
Average hourly rate £35.06 £12.49 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+180.72% +8.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.67 £19.00 £67.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -10.52%

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 May 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 May 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 55 (65.48%) Windows
2 27 (32.14%) Active Directory
2 27 (32.14%) MS Office
3 21 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 19 (22.62%) MS Excel
5 18 (21.43%) Citrix
6 16 (19.05%) Windows XP
6 16 (19.05%) SQL
6 16 (19.05%) Windows Server 2008
7 15 (17.86%) SharePoint
8 14 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
9 13 (15.48%) HTTP
9 13 (15.48%) SQL Server
9 13 (15.48%) IIS
9 13 (15.48%) VMware
9 13 (15.48%) Windows Server 2012
10 12 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 12 (14.29%) ITIL
10 12 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
11 10 (11.90%) DNS
11 10 (11.90%) SOA
11 10 (11.90%) Infrastructure Management
12 9 (10.71%) XPath
12 9 (10.71%) WCF
12 9 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
12 9 (10.71%) Team Foundation Server
12 9 (10.71%) REST
12 9 (10.71%) MCP
12 9 (10.71%) Web Services
12 9 (10.71%) XML

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 15 (17.86%) SharePoint
2 13 (15.48%) IIS
3 9 (10.71%) BizTalk Server
4 8 (9.52%) MQSeries
5 6 (7.14%) SharePoint 2010
6 4 (4.76%) MS Exchange
7 3 (3.57%) WebLogic
7 3 (3.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (2.38%) Office Communications Server
8 2 (2.38%) Lync
8 2 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (1.19%) Alfresco
9 1 (1.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (1.19%) Documentum
Applications
1 27 (32.14%) MS Office
2 19 (22.62%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.19%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (3.57%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (1.19%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 8 (9.52%) Office 365
2 6 (7.14%) OneDrive
3 4 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (4.76%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 13 (15.48%) HTTP
2 10 (11.90%) DNS
3 6 (7.14%) DHCP
4 5 (5.95%) LAN
4 5 (5.95%) WAN
5 4 (4.76%) SMTP
5 4 (4.76%) FTP
5 4 (4.76%) SSL
5 4 (4.76%) Firewall
6 3 (3.57%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (1.19%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (15.48%) SQL Server
2 12 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (3.57%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (3.57%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (2.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.38%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (1.19%) Sybase ASE
5 1 (1.19%) DB2
5 1 (1.19%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 9 (10.71%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (8.33%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.19%) ERwin
3 1 (1.19%) MSI
General
1 4 (4.76%) Finance
1 4 (4.76%) Manufacturing
2 3 (3.57%) Retail
2 3 (3.57%) Local Government
3 1 (1.19%) Retail Banking
3 1 (1.19%) Billing
3 1 (1.19%) Banking
3 1 (1.19%) Automotive
3 1 (1.19%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 28 (33.33%) Analyst
2 18 (21.43%) Support Analyst
3 13 (15.48%) Desktop Support
4 11 (13.10%) Administrator
5 9 (10.71%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 9 (10.71%) Desktop Analyst
5 9 (10.71%) Developer
6 8 (9.52%) Service Desk Analyst
6 8 (9.52%) Service Analyst
6 8 (9.52%) BizTalk Developer
7 7 (8.33%) Support Engineer
8 6 (7.14%) Architect
9 5 (5.95%) IT Support
9 5 (5.95%) Desktop Administrator
10 4 (4.76%) Training Manager
10 4 (4.76%) Project Manager
10 4 (4.76%) DBA
10 4 (4.76%) Applications Developer
10 4 (4.76%) Applications Support
10 4 (4.76%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (10.71%) Web Services
1 9 (10.71%) XML
1 9 (10.71%) .NET
1 9 (10.71%) WCF
1 9 (10.71%) REST
2 8 (9.52%) ASP.NET
2 8 (9.52%) MSMQ
3 1 (1.19%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.95%) Thin Client
1 5 (5.95%) Fat Client
2 4 (4.76%) Clustering
3 3 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.57%) Replication
4 2 (2.38%) NHS
5 1 (1.19%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.19%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 55 (65.48%) Windows
2 21 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 16 (19.05%) Windows XP
3 16 (19.05%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 13 (15.48%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (7.14%) Windows 8
7 4 (4.76%) Apple iOS
7 4 (4.76%) Android
7 4 (4.76%) VMS
7 4 (4.76%) OpenVMS
8 3 (3.57%) Mac OS
9 1 (1.19%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (14.29%) ITIL
2 10 (11.90%) SOA
2 10 (11.90%) Infrastructure Management
3 8 (9.52%) Release Management
3 8 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (9.52%) Web Application Development
4 7 (8.33%) OOP
4 7 (8.33%) OO
5 5 (5.95%) Migration
5 5 (5.95%) Performance Tuning
5 5 (5.95%) Patch Management
6 3 (3.57%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 3 (3.57%) Enterprise Architecture
6 3 (3.57%) Change Management
6 3 (3.57%) TOGAF
6 3 (3.57%) PRINCE2
7 2 (2.38%) Project Management
7 2 (2.38%) Service Management
7 2 (2.38%) GAP Analysis
7 2 (2.38%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 16 (19.05%) SQL
2 9 (10.71%) XQuery
2 9 (10.71%) XPath
2 9 (10.71%) C#
3 4 (4.76%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.19%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 12 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (10.71%) MCP
2 9 (10.71%) ITIL Certification
3 5 (5.95%) Citrix Certification
3 5 (5.95%) Security Cleared
4 4 (4.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (3.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 3 (3.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (2.38%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.19%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (1.19%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.38%) QA
2 1 (1.19%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (32.14%) Active Directory
2 9 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (5.95%) Terminal Services
3 5 (5.95%) VMware Workstation
4 4 (4.76%) VMware ESX
4 4 (4.76%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (2.38%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.19%) XenApp
6 1 (1.19%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 6 (7.14%) SCCM
2 2 (2.38%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 18 (21.43%) Citrix
2 13 (15.48%) VMware
3 4 (4.76%) Google
4 3 (3.57%) Oracle
5 2 (2.38%) Apple
6 1 (1.19%) Remedy
6 1 (1.19%) Perforce
6 1 (1.19%) OpenText
6 1 (1.19%) Sybase
6 1 (1.19%) IBM
6 1 (1.19%) EMC
6 1 (1.19%) Tableau
6 1 (1.19%) CA
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Rate: £350 - £450 per day
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