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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 27 May 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 7 2 6
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 49 70 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 14.12% 19.83% 11.29%
As % of the Vendors category 28.65% 34.83% 24.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 34 13
Median daily rate £425 £238 £130
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+78.94% +82.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £154 £78
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £393 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.40% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 1
Median hourly rate £13.25 £14.00 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.39% +27.27%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.41 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-0.58% +6.89%
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
171 201 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 49.28% 56.94% 46.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 84 48
Median daily rate £388 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.16% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £150 £78
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.40% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 4
Median hourly rate £12.49 £16.73 £12.49
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.34% +33.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £13.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.34 £51.67 £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Merseyside region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 27 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 27 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool -6 37 £425 +84.78% 16
Wirral +2 4 £260 - 1
Southport -2 2 £338 -10.00%
Birkenhead - 1 £300 - 1
Bootle - 1 £450 -
Microsoft
North West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 48 (46.15%) SQL
2 37 (35.58%) SQL Server
3 35 (33.65%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (27.88%) Windows
5 28 (26.92%) Waterfall
6 26 (25.00%) MS Excel
6 26 (25.00%) Active Directory
7 23 (22.12%) CRM
7 23 (22.12%) Dynamics CRM
8 17 (16.35%) Finance
9 16 (15.38%) SharePoint
10 14 (13.46%) Oracle
11 13 (12.50%) .NET
12 12 (11.54%) MS Office
12 12 (11.54%) Microsoft Certification
12 12 (11.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 12 (11.54%) Relational Database
12 12 (11.54%) Windows Server
13 11 (10.58%) ITIL
13 11 (10.58%) MS Exchange
14 10 (9.62%) IIS
14 10 (9.62%) Project Management
14 10 (9.62%) Migration
15 9 (8.65%) Citrix
15 9 (8.65%) PL/SQL
15 9 (8.65%) T-SQL
15 9 (8.65%) Data Analysis
15 9 (8.65%) Windows Server 2008
15 9 (8.65%) Windows Server 2012
16 8 (7.69%) Test Scripting

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside 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 16 (15.38%) SharePoint
2 11 (10.58%) MS Exchange
3 10 (9.62%) IIS
4 5 (4.81%) Skype for Business
4 5 (4.81%) Tomcat
5 4 (3.85%) Apache
5 4 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (3.85%) JBoss
6 2 (1.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (1.92%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.96%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.96%) CMS
7 1 (0.96%) Confluence
7 1 (0.96%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.96%) WebSphere
Applications
1 26 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 12 (11.54%) MS Office
3 4 (3.85%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (2.88%) MS Project
4 3 (2.88%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 23 (22.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.92%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.96%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.96%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.96%) Sage 1000
3 1 (0.96%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.77%) Office 365
2 3 (2.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.96%) IaaS
3 1 (0.96%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.81%) DNS
1 5 (4.81%) Internet
2 4 (3.85%) SSL
3 3 (2.88%) SAN
3 3 (2.88%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.92%) Firewall
4 2 (1.92%) NAS
4 2 (1.92%) VPN
4 2 (1.92%) Wireless
5 1 (0.96%) DHCP
5 1 (0.96%) Intranet
5 1 (0.96%) LAN
5 1 (0.96%) tcpdump
5 1 (0.96%) WAN
5 1 (0.96%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.96%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (35.58%) SQL Server
2 12 (11.54%) Relational Database
2 12 (11.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (7.69%) MySQL
4 7 (6.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (4.81%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (4.81%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (4.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (2.88%) NoSQL
6 3 (2.88%) Oracle Database
6 3 (2.88%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (2.88%) Power BI
6 3 (2.88%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.92%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 2 (1.92%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.92%) MS Access
7 2 (1.92%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (1.92%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.92%) Siebel EIM
8 1 (0.96%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 5 (4.81%) JIRA
2 2 (1.92%) Subversion
2 2 (1.92%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.96%) Mercurial
3 1 (0.96%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.96%) YouTrack
General
1 17 (16.35%) Finance
2 6 (5.77%) Advertising
2 6 (5.77%) Banking
3 2 (1.92%) Back Office
3 2 (1.92%) Local Government
3 2 (1.92%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.92%) Marketing
4 1 (0.96%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.96%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 46 (44.23%) Analyst
2 36 (34.62%) Developer
3 20 (19.23%) Analyst Developer
4 8 (7.69%) Service Analyst
5 7 (6.73%) Data Analyst
5 7 (6.73%) Service Desk Analyst
6 6 (5.77%) Architect
6 6 (5.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (5.77%) Microsoft Developer
7 5 (4.81%) 2nd Line Support
7 5 (4.81%) CRM Developer
7 5 (4.81%) Server Engineer
7 5 (4.81%) SQL Developer
8 4 (3.85%) Dynamics CRM Developer
8 4 (3.85%) Project Engineer
8 4 (3.85%) Windows Engineer
9 3 (2.88%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 3 (2.88%) Communications Manager
9 3 (2.88%) Project Manager
9 3 (2.88%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (12.50%) .NET
2 7 (6.73%) .NET Framework
3 4 (3.85%) JSP
3 4 (3.85%) LAMP
4 3 (2.88%) ASP.NET
4 3 (2.88%) jQuery
4 3 (2.88%) SAML
4 3 (2.88%) XML
5 2 (1.92%) Autofac
5 2 (1.92%) CSS
5 2 (1.92%) Hibernate
5 2 (1.92%) HTML
5 2 (1.92%) JSON
5 2 (1.92%) REST
5 2 (1.92%) SOAP
5 2 (1.92%) Spring
5 2 (1.92%) Web Services
5 2 (1.92%) XSD
6 1 (0.96%) Middleware
6 1 (0.96%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.77%) Management Information System
1 6 (5.77%) NHS
2 5 (4.81%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.85%) Driving Licence
3 4 (3.85%) PMI
4 3 (2.88%) Blackberry
4 3 (2.88%) Data Centre
4 3 (2.88%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (2.88%) iPad
5 2 (1.92%) Data Extraction
5 2 (1.92%) Handset
6 1 (0.96%) CESG
6 1 (0.96%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.96%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (0.96%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.96%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.96%) Replication
6 1 (0.96%) User Experience
6 1 (0.96%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.96%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 29 (27.88%) Windows
2 12 (11.54%) Windows Server
3 9 (8.65%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (8.65%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (7.69%) Linux
5 7 (6.73%) Windows 7
5 7 (6.73%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (6.73%) Windows XP
6 6 (5.77%) Unix
7 4 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (3.85%) Solaris
8 2 (1.92%) AIX
8 2 (1.92%) HPUX
8 2 (1.92%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.96%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (33.65%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (26.92%) Waterfall
3 23 (22.12%) CRM
4 11 (10.58%) ITIL
5 10 (9.62%) Migration
5 10 (9.62%) Project Management
6 9 (8.65%) Data Analysis
7 8 (7.69%) ETL
7 8 (7.69%) Test Scripting
8 7 (6.73%) Business Intelligence
8 7 (6.73%) PRINCE2
9 5 (4.81%) Change Management
9 5 (4.81%) Data Migration
9 5 (4.81%) Performance Tuning
10 4 (3.85%) Capacity Management
10 4 (3.85%) Data Mapping
10 4 (3.85%) Performance Management
10 4 (3.85%) Scrum
10 4 (3.85%) Security Management
10 4 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 48 (46.15%) SQL
2 9 (8.65%) PL/SQL
2 9 (8.65%) T-SQL
3 6 (5.77%) C#
4 4 (3.85%) Java
4 4 (3.85%) PHP
4 4 (3.85%) PowerShell
5 2 (1.92%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.92%) Shell Script
5 2 (1.92%) VBA
6 1 (0.96%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.96%) C
6 1 (0.96%) VB
Qualifications
1 12 (11.54%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (5.77%) MCITP
2 6 (5.77%) Security Cleared
3 5 (4.81%) Degree
3 5 (4.81%) MCTS
3 5 (4.81%) PMI Certification
4 4 (3.85%) RHCE
5 3 (2.88%) MCSE
6 2 (1.92%) MCDBA
6 2 (1.92%) MCDST
6 2 (1.92%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.96%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.96%) EnCE
7 1 (0.96%) GCFA
7 1 (0.96%) GIAC
7 1 (0.96%) MCP
7 1 (0.96%) PMP
7 1 (0.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.96%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.92%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.96%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.96%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.85%) UAG
3 3 (2.88%) Hyper-V
3 3 (2.88%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (1.92%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (1.92%) vSphere
5 1 (0.96%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (3.85%) Puppet
1 4 (3.85%) Red Hat Satellite
1 4 (3.85%) SCOM
2 3 (2.88%) SCCM
3 1 (0.96%) EdgeSight
3 1 (0.96%) EnCase
3 1 (0.96%) Nagios
3 1 (0.96%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 14 (13.46%) Oracle
2 9 (8.65%) Citrix
3 4 (3.85%) Brocade
3 4 (3.85%) HP
3 4 (3.85%) Red Hat
3 4 (3.85%) VMware
4 2 (1.92%) ArcSight
4 2 (1.92%) BT
4 2 (1.92%) EMC
4 2 (1.92%) Informatica
4 2 (1.92%) Siebel
5 1 (0.96%) Ariba
5 1 (0.96%) Cisco
5 1 (0.96%) OpenText
5 1 (0.96%) Rapid7
5 1 (0.96%) Sage
5 1 (0.96%) SAP
5 1 (0.96%) Siemens
5 1 (0.96%) Splunk
5 1 (0.96%) Tableau
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