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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 6 3 9
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 41 43 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 14.19% 20.09% 12.68%
As % of the Vendors category 25.47% 36.44% 31.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 22 6
Average daily rate
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£248 £211 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.15% -47.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £134 £127 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £323 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 8
Average hourly rate £14.50 £15.87 £12.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.60% +29.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.97 £11.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.10 £20.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.55 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+10.70% -17.87%
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
161 118 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 55.71% 55.14% 40.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 67 34
Average daily rate £283 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.83% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £150 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £417 £393
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 4 20
Average hourly rate £13.00 £16.50 £12.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.21% +34.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £18.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.40 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.35% -10.52%

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -2 24 £220 +3.52% 11
St Helens -1 3 - -
Southport - - - - 1
Microsoft
North West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 31 (37.80%) Windows
2 30 (36.59%) SQL Server
3 27 (32.93%) MS Excel
4 24 (29.27%) SharePoint
5 21 (25.61%) Active Directory
6 20 (24.39%) .NET
6 20 (24.39%) SQL
6 20 (24.39%) Windows 7
7 16 (19.51%) Windows Server 2008
8 15 (18.29%) MS Office
9 14 (17.07%) Finance
9 14 (17.07%) QA
9 14 (17.07%) SCCM
10 13 (15.85%) Windows XP
11 12 (14.63%) JavaScript
11 12 (14.63%) Umbraco
12 10 (12.20%) C#
13 9 (10.98%) HTML
13 9 (10.98%) Project Management
13 9 (10.98%) Citrix
13 9 (10.98%) HTML5
13 9 (10.98%) SharePoint 2010
13 9 (10.98%) Web Development
14 8 (9.76%) SQL Server 2008
14 8 (9.76%) VMware Infrastructure
14 8 (9.76%) Windows Server 2003
14 8 (9.76%) VMware
14 8 (9.76%) ASP.NET
14 8 (9.76%) Performance Tuning
15 7 (8.54%) Oracle

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 24 (29.27%) SharePoint
2 12 (14.63%) Umbraco
3 9 (10.98%) SharePoint 2010
4 6 (7.32%) IIS
5 2 (2.44%) MS Project Server
5 2 (2.44%) OpenEdge
6 1 (1.22%) IBM Notes
6 1 (1.22%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
6 1 (1.22%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 27 (32.93%) MS Excel
2 15 (18.29%) MS Office
3 7 (8.54%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (3.66%) MS Project
4 3 (3.66%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (3.66%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (3.66%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (2.44%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (2.44%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.22%) PaaS
2 1 (1.22%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.54%) DNS
2 6 (7.32%) Internet
3 5 (6.10%) DHCP
4 4 (4.88%) DMZ
4 4 (4.88%) TCP/IP
5 2 (2.44%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (2.44%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (2.44%) Firewall
5 2 (2.44%) SSL
5 2 (2.44%) FTP
5 2 (2.44%) HTTP
5 2 (2.44%) LAN
5 2 (2.44%) VoIP
5 2 (2.44%) SMTP
6 1 (1.22%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (36.59%) SQL Server
2 8 (9.76%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (7.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 6 (7.32%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (6.10%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (6.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (6.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (4.88%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 2 (2.44%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (2.44%) Sybase ASE
6 2 (2.44%) Oracle Database
6 2 (2.44%) Siebel EIM
6 2 (2.44%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (2.44%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (2.44%) DB2
6 2 (2.44%) OLAP
7 1 (1.22%) Data Mining
7 1 (1.22%) SAP BW
7 1 (1.22%) OLAP Cube
7 1 (1.22%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (2.44%) ERwin
2 1 (1.22%) Dreamweaver
General
1 14 (17.07%) Finance
2 3 (3.66%) Banking
3 2 (2.44%) Investment Banking
3 2 (2.44%) General Ledger
4 1 (1.22%) Law
4 1 (1.22%) Legal
4 1 (1.22%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.22%) Advertising
4 1 (1.22%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.22%) Billing
Job Titles
1 24 (29.27%) Analyst
2 17 (20.73%) Developer
3 11 (13.41%) Web Developer
4 5 (6.10%) Support Analyst
5 4 (4.88%) 1st Line Support
5 4 (4.88%) Support Engineer
5 4 (4.88%) Project Manager
5 4 (4.88%) Consultant
5 4 (4.88%) Desktop Support
6 3 (3.66%) Junior
6 3 (3.66%) Trainer
6 3 (3.66%) Business Analyst
6 3 (3.66%) Service Analyst
6 3 (3.66%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (3.66%) Administrator
6 3 (3.66%) PMO Analyst
6 3 (3.66%) Wintel Analyst
6 3 (3.66%) Desktop Engineer
6 3 (3.66%) Service Desk Analyst
6 3 (3.66%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (24.39%) .NET
2 9 (10.98%) HTML
2 9 (10.98%) HTML5
3 8 (9.76%) ASP.NET
4 7 (8.54%) jQuery
5 6 (7.32%) .NET Framework
6 3 (3.66%) CSS
6 3 (3.66%) Web Services
6 3 (3.66%) WCF
7 1 (1.22%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.32%) Clustering
1 6 (7.32%) NHS
1 6 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.66%) PMI
2 3 (3.66%) PDA
3 2 (2.44%) PKI
3 2 (2.44%) Replication
3 2 (2.44%) iPad
3 2 (2.44%) Fat Client
3 2 (2.44%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.22%) iPhone
4 1 (1.22%) User Experience
4 1 (1.22%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.22%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 31 (37.80%) Windows
2 20 (24.39%) Windows 7
3 16 (19.51%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (15.85%) Windows XP
5 8 (9.76%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (6.10%) Windows 2000
7 4 (4.88%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (2.44%) UNIX
8 2 (2.44%) Linux
9 1 (1.22%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.22%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (10.98%) Project Management
1 9 (10.98%) Web Development
2 8 (9.76%) Performance Tuning
3 7 (8.54%) Change Management
3 7 (8.54%) Content Management
4 6 (7.32%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (7.32%) Data Modelling
4 6 (7.32%) ITIL
5 5 (6.10%) Migration
5 5 (6.10%) Portfolio Management
5 5 (6.10%) Software Engineering
6 4 (4.88%) High Availability
6 4 (4.88%) Data Migration
6 4 (4.88%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (4.88%) Configuration Management
6 4 (4.88%) CRM
7 3 (3.66%) PRINCE2
7 3 (3.66%) ETL
7 3 (3.66%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (3.66%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 20 (24.39%) SQL
2 12 (14.63%) JavaScript
3 10 (12.20%) C#
4 4 (4.88%) PowerShell
4 4 (4.88%) Java
5 3 (3.66%) T-SQL
5 3 (3.66%) VBScript
6 2 (2.44%) Shell Script
6 2 (2.44%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.22%) C
7 1 (1.22%) VBA
7 1 (1.22%) PHP
Qualifications
1 7 (8.54%) Degree
2 3 (3.66%) PMI Certification
3 2 (2.44%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.44%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.22%) MCP
4 1 (1.22%) MCSD
4 1 (1.22%) MCDBA
4 1 (1.22%) ISEB
4 1 (1.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (1.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.22%) MCITP
4 1 (1.22%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (17.07%) QA
System Software
1 21 (25.61%) Active Directory
2 8 (9.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (4.88%) DFS Replication
3 4 (4.88%) Hyper-V
3 4 (4.88%) Firmware
4 3 (3.66%) VMware ESX
5 2 (2.44%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (2.44%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (2.44%) vSphere
5 2 (2.44%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.22%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 14 (17.07%) SCCM
2 4 (4.88%) SCVMM
3 2 (2.44%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (1.22%) Netcool
4 1 (1.22%) Netcool/OMNIbus
4 1 (1.22%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.22%) SCOM
Vendors
1 9 (10.98%) Citrix
2 8 (9.76%) VMware
3 7 (8.54%) Oracle
4 5 (6.10%) HP
4 5 (6.10%) CA
4 5 (6.10%) Tableau
5 4 (4.88%) Dell
6 3 (3.66%) BMC
6 3 (3.66%) Remedy
6 3 (3.66%) Acronis
7 2 (2.44%) Veeam
7 2 (2.44%) Perforce
7 2 (2.44%) Informatica
7 2 (2.44%) Cerner
7 2 (2.44%) EMC
7 2 (2.44%) Cisco
7 2 (2.44%) Siebel
7 2 (2.44%) Sybase
8 1 (1.22%) SAP
8 1 (1.22%) IBM
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