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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 10 7 4
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 28 39 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 12.79% 12.87% 18.04%
As % of the Vendors category 22.05% 26.17% 39.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 26 19
Median daily rate £375 £259 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.92% -13.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £135 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £450 £418
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 4
Median hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £11.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +27.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.10 £9.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.35 £16.90 £11.93
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -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
127 149 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 57.99% 49.17% 45.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 77 47
Median daily rate £375 £395 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.06% +17.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 9
Median hourly rate £16.00 £22.50 £11.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.88% +91.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.40 £14.30 £9.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.25 £22.50 £18.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.93 £17.77 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+6.49% -1.27%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 33 (57.89%) Windows
2 23 (40.35%) Active Directory
3 16 (28.07%) SQL
4 15 (26.32%) SQL Server
5 12 (21.05%) MS Office
5 12 (21.05%) Windows Server
6 11 (19.30%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (17.54%) MS Excel
7 10 (17.54%) CRM
7 10 (17.54%) Windows XP
7 10 (17.54%) MS Exchange
7 10 (17.54%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (17.54%) Finance
7 10 (17.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 9 (15.79%) ITIL
9 8 (14.04%) Oracle
9 8 (14.04%) SharePoint
9 8 (14.04%) Exchange Server 2010
9 8 (14.04%) SQL Server 2012
9 8 (14.04%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (12.28%) Relational Database
10 7 (12.28%) PL/SQL
10 7 (12.28%) T-SQL
10 7 (12.28%) Internet
10 7 (12.28%) NHS
10 7 (12.28%) VMware
10 7 (12.28%) Firewall
11 6 (10.53%) Migration
11 6 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
11 6 (10.53%) 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 10 (17.54%) MS Exchange
2 8 (14.04%) Exchange Server 2010
2 8 (14.04%) SharePoint
3 3 (5.26%) Apache
3 3 (5.26%) IIS
4 2 (3.51%) SAS
5 1 (1.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.75%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.75%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 12 (21.05%) MS Office
2 10 (17.54%) MS Excel
3 3 (5.26%) MS Project
4 1 (1.75%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (7.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (5.26%) SAP BPC
3 2 (3.51%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (1.75%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.26%) Office 365
2 2 (3.51%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 7 (12.28%) Firewall
1 7 (12.28%) Internet
2 4 (7.02%) tcpdump
2 4 (7.02%) Wireshark
3 2 (3.51%) DHCP
3 2 (3.51%) DNS
3 2 (3.51%) DSL
3 2 (3.51%) iSCSI
3 2 (3.51%) MPLS
3 2 (3.51%) NAS
3 2 (3.51%) SAN
3 2 (3.51%) Structured Cabling
3 2 (3.51%) VRRP
3 2 (3.51%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (1.75%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (1.75%) LAN
4 1 (1.75%) Network Security
4 1 (1.75%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (1.75%) Skype
4 1 (1.75%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (26.32%) SQL Server
2 10 (17.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (14.04%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (12.28%) Relational Database
5 6 (10.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (8.77%) SQL Server 2014
7 4 (7.02%) GIS
8 3 (5.26%) Oracle Database
8 3 (5.26%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (5.26%) SQL Server 2000
8 3 (5.26%) SQL Server 2016
9 2 (3.51%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (3.51%) RDBMS
10 1 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (1.75%) Essbase
10 1 (1.75%) Oracle Database 10g
10 1 (1.75%) Power BI
10 1 (1.75%) Siebel EIM
10 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (3.51%) JIRA
2 1 (1.75%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (17.54%) Finance
2 2 (3.51%) Marketing
3 1 (1.75%) Law
Job Titles
1 23 (40.35%) Analyst
2 10 (17.54%) Developer
3 6 (10.53%) Data Analyst
3 6 (10.53%) Service Analyst
3 6 (10.53%) Service Desk Analyst
4 5 (8.77%) Applications Support
4 5 (8.77%) Senior Analyst
4 5 (8.77%) Sun Support
5 4 (7.02%) Incident Analyst
5 4 (7.02%) Security Analyst
5 4 (7.02%) Senior Incident Analyst
5 4 (7.02%) Senior Security Analyst
6 3 (5.26%) Administrator
6 3 (5.26%) DBA
6 3 (5.26%) Service Manager
6 3 (5.26%) SQL Data Analyst
6 3 (5.26%) SQL DBA
6 3 (5.26%) SQL Developer
6 3 (5.26%) SQL Server DBA
6 3 (5.26%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.26%) .NET
1 3 (5.26%) ODBC
2 1 (1.75%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.75%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (1.75%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 1 (1.75%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.28%) NHS
2 6 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (10.53%) Driving Licence
3 4 (7.02%) Computer Science
3 4 (7.02%) Cyberthreat
4 3 (5.26%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.51%) Data Extraction
5 2 (3.51%) Microsoft Licensing
6 1 (1.75%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.75%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.75%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.75%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.75%) Statistics
6 1 (1.75%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 33 (57.89%) Windows
2 12 (21.05%) Windows Server
3 11 (19.30%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (17.54%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (17.54%) Windows XP
5 8 (14.04%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (10.53%) Windows 8
7 5 (8.77%) Windows 7
8 4 (7.02%) Unix
9 2 (3.51%) Android
9 2 (3.51%) Apple iOS
9 2 (3.51%) Mac OS
9 2 (3.51%) Solaris
10 1 (1.75%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (17.54%) CRM
2 9 (15.79%) ITIL
3 6 (10.53%) Migration
4 5 (8.77%) Investment Management
4 5 (8.77%) ITIL V3
4 5 (8.77%) Practice Management
4 5 (8.77%) Release Management
5 4 (7.02%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (7.02%) Data Analysis
5 4 (7.02%) Digital Forensics
5 4 (7.02%) E-Commerce
5 4 (7.02%) ETL
5 4 (7.02%) Information Security
5 4 (7.02%) ITSM
5 4 (7.02%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 3 (5.26%) Change Management
6 3 (5.26%) Data Mapping
6 3 (5.26%) Data Migration
6 3 (5.26%) Performance Management
7 2 (3.51%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (28.07%) SQL
2 7 (12.28%) PL/SQL
2 7 (12.28%) T-SQL
3 3 (5.26%) C#
3 3 (5.26%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.75%) Java
4 1 (1.75%) PHP
4 1 (1.75%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.75%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.75%) VB.NET
4 1 (1.75%) VBA
4 1 (1.75%) X++
Qualifications
1 5 (8.77%) SC Cleared
1 5 (8.77%) Security Cleared
2 4 (7.02%) CFCE
2 4 (7.02%) Degree
2 4 (7.02%) EnCE
2 4 (7.02%) GCFA
2 4 (7.02%) GCFE
2 4 (7.02%) GIAC
3 1 (1.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (1.75%) MCTS
3 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (40.35%) Active Directory
2 5 (8.77%) Hyper-V
3 3 (5.26%) vSphere
4 2 (3.51%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (7.02%) EnCase
2 2 (3.51%) SCCM
2 2 (3.51%) SCSM
2 2 (3.51%) vMotion
Vendors
1 8 (14.04%) Oracle
2 7 (12.28%) VMware
3 5 (8.77%) Sun
4 4 (7.02%) ArcSight
4 4 (7.02%) Rapid7
4 4 (7.02%) Splunk
5 3 (5.26%) iManage
5 3 (5.26%) SAP
6 2 (3.51%) Apple
6 2 (3.51%) Dell
6 2 (3.51%) Google
6 2 (3.51%) HP
6 2 (3.51%) NETGEAR
6 2 (3.51%) SonicWALL
7 1 (1.75%) Cisco
7 1 (1.75%) Citrix
7 1 (1.75%) Informatica
7 1 (1.75%) Intel Security
7 1 (1.75%) NetApp
7 1 (1.75%) Siebel