The first table below looks at the demand for the Microsoft Specialist role in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Merseyside region.

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.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Specialist
Rank 26 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Specialist 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 0.50% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.56% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £340 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £393 £400
% change year-on-year
-13.37% -1.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £42.50
Job Titles Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
177 192 253
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 88.94% 95.52% 92.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 101 116
Average daily rate £320 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £78 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £466
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 9 44
Average hourly rate £17.50 £12.42 £21.86
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.90% -43.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £11.50 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £145.00 £100.00 £25.23
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
Microsoft Specialist
North West

Microsoft Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Specialist in the job title across the Merseyside region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Microsoft Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

Microsoft Specialist
Top 10 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside region that cited Microsoft Specialist in their job title 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 with Microsoft Specialist in their job title.

1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) IIS
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) CRM
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (100.00%) Service Delivery
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (100.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Integration Services

Microsoft Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside region that cited Microsoft Specialist in their job title 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 with Microsoft Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (100.00%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) CRM
1 1 (100.00%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft