The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services 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 over the 3 months to 4 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 3 7 12
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 69 22 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 19.27% 11.96% 9.82%
As % of the Vendors category 33.99% 25.58% 22.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 12 8
Average daily rate
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£250 £179 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+39.86% -35.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £78 £106
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £373
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 4
Average hourly rate £14.00 £19.25 £22.61
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.27% -14.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.81 £14.65 £12.02
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.38 £23.85 £78.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £14.50 £15.10
% change year-on-year
+8.62% -3.97%
Microsoft
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Merseyside region.

Vendors Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
203 86 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 56.70% 46.74% 43.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 46 44
Average daily rate £325 £273 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.26% -26.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £78 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 4 7
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.00 £14.11
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.42% -7.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.91 £12.49 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.67 £21.55 £49.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -7.89%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Merseyside region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft across the Merseyside region.

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 4 May 2015.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Merseyside region.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

Microsoft
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 4 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool +11 48 £238 -31.89% 27
St Helens - 4 - - 2
Southport - 3 £375 -
Wirral - 2 - - 3
Microsoft
North West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 64 (59.26%) Windows
2 37 (34.26%) Active Directory
3 29 (26.85%) MS Excel
4 26 (24.07%) MS Office
5 22 (20.37%) Windows Server 2008
5 22 (20.37%) Windows 7
6 20 (18.52%) SharePoint
7 19 (17.59%) Windows XP
7 19 (17.59%) SQL
7 19 (17.59%) Windows Server 2012
8 16 (14.81%) SQL Server
8 16 (14.81%) ITIL
9 15 (13.89%) Citrix
9 15 (13.89%) Windows Server 2003
9 15 (13.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 14 (12.96%) IIS
11 13 (12.04%) HTTP
11 13 (12.04%) DNS
11 13 (12.04%) Migration
11 13 (12.04%) SCCM
11 13 (12.04%) Microsoft Azure
12 12 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
12 12 (11.11%) Web Services
13 11 (10.19%) C#
13 11 (10.19%) .NET
13 11 (10.19%) DHCP
13 11 (10.19%) SOA
13 11 (10.19%) VMware
13 11 (10.19%) WCF
14 10 (9.26%) Agile Software Development

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 20 (18.52%) SharePoint
2 14 (12.96%) IIS
3 10 (9.26%) BizTalk Server
4 9 (8.33%) MQSeries
5 4 (3.70%) SharePoint 2010
5 4 (3.70%) MS Exchange
6 3 (2.78%) WebLogic
6 3 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (2.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 3 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (1.85%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (1.85%) Lync
7 2 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (1.85%) Office Communications Server
7 2 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.93%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.93%) Documentum
8 1 (0.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.93%) Alfresco
Applications
1 29 (26.85%) MS Excel
2 26 (24.07%) MS Office
3 5 (4.63%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (2.78%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.93%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (2.78%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 13 (12.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (6.48%) Office 365
3 5 (4.63%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (4.63%) OneDrive
4 1 (0.93%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 13 (12.04%) HTTP
1 13 (12.04%) DNS
2 11 (10.19%) DHCP
3 6 (5.56%) LAN
4 5 (4.63%) WAN
4 5 (4.63%) TCP/IP
4 5 (4.63%) DMZ
5 4 (3.70%) Firewall
6 3 (2.78%) SMTP
6 3 (2.78%) FTP
6 3 (2.78%) SSL
7 1 (0.93%) SAN
7 1 (0.93%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (14.81%) SQL Server
2 15 (13.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (2.78%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (2.78%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.85%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (1.85%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 2 (1.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.93%) MySQL
6 1 (0.93%) DB2
6 1 (0.93%) OLAP
6 1 (0.93%) Sybase ASE
6 1 (0.93%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 10 (9.26%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (8.33%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.93%) Dreamweaver
3 1 (0.93%) MSI
3 1 (0.93%) ERwin
3 1 (0.93%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 1 (0.93%) Axure RP
General
1 10 (9.26%) Finance
2 4 (3.70%) Manufacturing
3 3 (2.78%) Local Government
4 2 (1.85%) Retail
5 1 (0.93%) Automotive
5 1 (0.93%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.93%) Billing
Job Titles
1 41 (37.96%) Analyst
2 21 (19.44%) Support Analyst
3 15 (13.89%) Desktop Support
4 12 (11.11%) Developer
5 11 (10.19%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 11 (10.19%) Desktop Analyst
6 10 (9.26%) Administrator
7 9 (8.33%) Architect
7 9 (8.33%) BizTalk Developer
8 7 (6.48%) Support Engineer
9 6 (5.56%) Service Desk Analyst
9 6 (5.56%) Service Analyst
10 5 (4.63%) Applications Developer
10 5 (4.63%) Project Manager
10 5 (4.63%) PMO Analyst
10 5 (4.63%) IT Support
11 4 (3.70%) Wintel Analyst
11 4 (3.70%) Desktop Administrator
11 4 (3.70%) IT Support Analyst
11 4 (3.70%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (11.11%) Web Services
2 11 (10.19%) .NET
2 11 (10.19%) WCF
3 10 (9.26%) REST
3 10 (9.26%) ASP.NET
3 10 (9.26%) XML
4 9 (8.33%) MSMQ
5 1 (0.93%) COM
5 1 (0.93%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.41%) Clustering
2 4 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.70%) Fat Client
2 4 (3.70%) Thin Client
2 4 (3.70%) Blackberry
2 4 (3.70%) NHS
3 3 (2.78%) PMI
3 3 (2.78%) Replication
4 1 (0.93%) AS400
4 1 (0.93%) FMCG
4 1 (0.93%) iPhone
4 1 (0.93%) iPad
4 1 (0.93%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 64 (59.26%) Windows
2 22 (20.37%) Windows Server 2008
2 22 (20.37%) Windows 7
3 19 (17.59%) Windows XP
3 19 (17.59%) Windows Server 2012
4 15 (13.89%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (7.41%) Windows 8
6 5 (4.63%) Windows 2000
7 4 (3.70%) VMS
7 4 (3.70%) OpenVMS
8 3 (2.78%) Android
8 3 (2.78%) Apple iOS
8 3 (2.78%) BlackBerry OS
9 1 (0.93%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (14.81%) ITIL
2 13 (12.04%) Migration
3 11 (10.19%) SOA
4 10 (9.26%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (9.26%) Infrastructure Management
5 9 (8.33%) Web Application Development
5 9 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
5 9 (8.33%) Release Management
6 8 (7.41%) OOP
6 8 (7.41%) OO
7 7 (6.48%) Project Management
8 5 (4.63%) PRINCE2
8 5 (4.63%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (4.63%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (4.63%) Configuration Management
8 5 (4.63%) Portfolio Management
8 5 (4.63%) High Availability
9 4 (3.70%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 4 (3.70%) Data Migration
10 3 (2.78%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (17.59%) SQL
2 11 (10.19%) C#
3 10 (9.26%) XPath
3 10 (9.26%) XQuery
4 6 (5.56%) PowerShell
4 6 (5.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (6.48%) MCP
2 7 (6.48%) ITIL Certification
3 5 (4.63%) Security Cleared
4 4 (3.70%) Citrix Certification
5 3 (2.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 3 (2.78%) PMI Certification
5 3 (2.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (2.78%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (1.85%) MCSE
6 2 (1.85%) MCSA
7 1 (0.93%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.93%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.56%) QA
2 4 (3.70%) SLA
System Software
1 37 (34.26%) Active Directory
2 9 (8.33%) Hyper-V
3 8 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (4.63%) Firmware
4 5 (4.63%) DFS Replication
5 4 (3.70%) Terminal Services
5 4 (3.70%) VMware ESX
5 4 (3.70%) VMware Workstation
6 3 (2.78%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.93%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.93%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 13 (12.04%) SCCM
2 5 (4.63%) SCVMM
3 2 (1.85%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (0.93%) Netcool
4 1 (0.93%) Netcool/OMNIbus
4 1 (0.93%) SCOM
Vendors
1 15 (13.89%) Citrix
2 11 (10.19%) VMware
3 5 (4.63%) HP
3 5 (4.63%) Dell
3 5 (4.63%) CA
3 5 (4.63%) Tableau
4 3 (2.78%) Oracle
4 3 (2.78%) EMC
5 2 (1.85%) Remedy
5 2 (1.85%) IBM
6 1 (0.93%) Sybase
6 1 (0.93%) Adobe
6 1 (0.93%) AppSense
6 1 (0.93%) TOWER Software
6 1 (0.93%) Perforce
6 1 (0.93%) OpenText
6 1 (0.93%) NetApp
6 1 (0.93%) Lotus
6 1 (0.93%) FrontRange
6 1 (0.93%) WatchGuard
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