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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 7 December 2016 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.

3 months to
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 6 15 7
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -8
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 22 19 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 11.22% 6.76% 12.97%
As % of the Vendors category 22.68% 13.29% 29.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 13 12
Median daily rate £363 £325 £251
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% +29.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £127 £142
10% offered a daily rate of more than £476 £445 £345
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £347
% change year-on-year
- +0.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 6
Median hourly rate - £80.00 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +627.27%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.73 £15.00 £14.68
% change year-on-year
-1.80% +2.16%
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
97 143 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 49.49% 50.89% 43.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 79 55
Median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £173 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £531
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 9
Median hourly rate - £22.50 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +104.54%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +5.88%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Liverpool

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Liverpool region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 7 December 2016.

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 7 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Liverpool region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 27 (55.10%) Windows
2 17 (34.69%) SQL Server
3 15 (30.61%) SQL
4 12 (24.49%) Windows Server
5 11 (22.45%) Active Directory
5 11 (22.45%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (20.41%) MS Office
7 8 (16.33%) MS Excel
7 8 (16.33%) CRM
7 8 (16.33%) Finance
7 8 (16.33%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
8 7 (14.29%) Hyper-V
8 7 (14.29%) ITIL
8 7 (14.29%) .NET
8 7 (14.29%) Internet
9 6 (12.24%) MS Exchange
9 6 (12.24%) C#
9 6 (12.24%) SharePoint
9 6 (12.24%) MVC
9 6 (12.24%) Firewall
9 6 (12.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 6 (12.24%) SQL Server 2014
10 5 (10.20%) Analytical Skills
10 5 (10.20%) Google
10 5 (10.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 5 (10.20%) Release Management
10 5 (10.20%) Investment Management
10 5 (10.20%) Windows 7
10 5 (10.20%) Windows 8

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (12.24%) MS Exchange
1 6 (12.24%) SharePoint
2 3 (6.12%) Apache
2 3 (6.12%) IIS
3 2 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (4.08%) SAS
4 1 (2.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (2.04%) CMS
4 1 (2.04%) DNN
4 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.04%) Immediacy CMS
4 1 (2.04%) Kentico
4 1 (2.04%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (2.04%) Sitefinity
4 1 (2.04%) Skype for Business
4 1 (2.04%) Umbraco
4 1 (2.04%) WebSphere
Applications
1 10 (20.41%) MS Office
2 8 (16.33%) MS Excel
3 3 (6.12%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (2.04%) MS Project
4 1 (2.04%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (6.12%) SAP BPC
2 2 (4.08%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (4.08%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.08%) G Suite
2 2 (4.08%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (14.29%) Internet
2 6 (12.24%) Firewall
3 3 (6.12%) DHCP
3 3 (6.12%) DNS
3 3 (6.12%) LAN
4 2 (4.08%) DSL
4 2 (4.08%) iSCSI
4 2 (4.08%) MPLS
4 2 (4.08%) SAN
4 2 (4.08%) Structured Cabling
4 2 (4.08%) VRRP
4 2 (4.08%) WAN
4 2 (4.08%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (2.04%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (2.04%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (2.04%) NAS
5 1 (2.04%) Network Security
5 1 (2.04%) tcpdump
5 1 (2.04%) VLAN
5 1 (2.04%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (34.69%) SQL Server
2 7 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (12.24%) SQL Server 2014
3 6 (12.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (10.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (6.12%) SQL Server 2000
5 3 (6.12%) SQL Server 2016
6 2 (4.08%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (4.08%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (2.04%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (2.04%) GIS
7 1 (2.04%) OLAP
7 1 (2.04%) OLAP Cube
7 1 (2.04%) OLTP
7 1 (2.04%) Pentaho
7 1 (2.04%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (2.04%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 2 (4.08%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.04%) Rational Application Developer
2 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (2.04%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (2.04%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.04%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
General
1 8 (16.33%) Finance
2 1 (2.04%) Back Office
2 1 (2.04%) Law
Job Titles
1 12 (24.49%) Developer
2 8 (16.33%) Analyst
3 6 (12.24%) .NET Developer
4 5 (10.20%) Applications Support
4 5 (10.20%) Sun Support
5 3 (6.12%) C# .NET Developer
5 3 (6.12%) C# Developer
5 3 (6.12%) DBA
5 3 (6.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (6.12%) Service Manager
5 3 (6.12%) SQL DBA
5 3 (6.12%) SQL Developer
5 3 (6.12%) SQL Server DBA
5 3 (6.12%) Support Engineer
6 2 (4.08%) Consultant
6 2 (4.08%) Data Warehouse Developer
6 2 (4.08%) Senior Developer
6 2 (4.08%) Service Desk Analyst
6 2 (4.08%) Software Developer
6 2 (4.08%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (14.29%) .NET
2 5 (10.20%) ASP.NET
3 3 (6.12%) AngularJS
3 3 (6.12%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (6.12%) ODBC
4 2 (4.08%) HTML
5 1 (2.04%) ASP.NET MVC 5
5 1 (2.04%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (2.04%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (2.04%) J2EE
5 1 (2.04%) KnockoutJS
5 1 (2.04%) Middleware
5 1 (2.04%) RESTful
5 1 (2.04%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.20%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.12%) Data Centre
3 2 (4.08%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Licensing
4 1 (2.04%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.04%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (2.04%) Data Extraction
4 1 (2.04%) Data Structures
4 1 (2.04%) Digital Media
4 1 (2.04%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.04%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.04%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.04%) NHS
4 1 (2.04%) Statistics
4 1 (2.04%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 27 (55.10%) Windows
2 12 (24.49%) Windows Server
3 11 (22.45%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (10.20%) Windows 7
4 5 (10.20%) Windows 8
5 4 (8.16%) Linux
5 4 (8.16%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (8.16%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (8.16%) Windows XP
6 3 (6.12%) Unix
7 2 (4.08%) Android
7 2 (4.08%) Apple iOS
7 2 (4.08%) Mac OS
7 2 (4.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (4.08%) Solaris
8 1 (2.04%) Data ONTAP
8 1 (2.04%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (16.33%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (16.33%) CRM
2 7 (14.29%) ITIL
3 6 (12.24%) MVC
4 5 (10.20%) Investment Management
4 5 (10.20%) ITIL V3
4 5 (10.20%) Practice Management
4 5 (10.20%) Release Management
5 4 (8.16%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (8.16%) ITSM
5 4 (8.16%) Project Management
6 3 (6.12%) E-Commerce
6 3 (6.12%) Migration
6 3 (6.12%) Programme Management
6 3 (6.12%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (4.08%) Data Centre Operations
7 2 (4.08%) Data Modelling
7 2 (4.08%) Kimball Methodology
7 2 (4.08%) PRINCE2
7 2 (4.08%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 15 (30.61%) SQL
2 6 (12.24%) C#
3 4 (8.16%) JavaScript
4 3 (6.12%) T-SQL
5 2 (4.08%) Java
5 2 (4.08%) VB.NET
6 1 (2.04%) PHP
6 1 (2.04%) X++
Qualifications
1 4 (8.16%) SC Cleared
1 4 (8.16%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.08%) Degree
3 1 (2.04%) CFCE
3 1 (2.04%) EnCE
3 1 (2.04%) GCFA
3 1 (2.04%) GCFE
3 1 (2.04%) GIAC
3 1 (2.04%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.08%) QA
1 2 (4.08%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (22.45%) Active Directory
2 7 (14.29%) Hyper-V
3 3 (6.12%) vSphere
4 1 (2.04%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (2.04%) ISA Server
4 1 (2.04%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (6.12%) SCCM
2 2 (4.08%) SCSM
2 2 (4.08%) vMotion
3 1 (2.04%) EnCase
3 1 (2.04%) Nagios
Vendors
1 5 (10.20%) Google
1 5 (10.20%) Sun
1 5 (10.20%) VMware
2 4 (8.16%) Dell
3 3 (6.12%) Cisco
3 3 (6.12%) HP
3 3 (6.12%) iManage
3 3 (6.12%) NetApp
3 3 (6.12%) SAP
4 2 (4.08%) Apple
4 2 (4.08%) Citrix
4 2 (4.08%) F5
4 2 (4.08%) NETGEAR
4 2 (4.08%) Red Hat
4 2 (4.08%) SonicWALL
5 1 (2.04%) Alterian
5 1 (2.04%) EMC
5 1 (2.04%) Intel Security
5 1 (2.04%) Sourcefire
5 1 (2.04%) Splunk
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