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 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 6 5
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 41 55 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 13.18% 14.18% 15.50%
As % of the Vendors category 24.26% 27.78% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 30 21
Median daily rate £350 £270 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.62% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £135 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 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 £12.50 £14.10 £9.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.90 £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
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
169 198 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 54.34% 51.03% 46.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 90 60
Median daily rate £394 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £175 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 10
Median hourly rate £16.00 £22.50 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.88% +87.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.30 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.25 £22.50 £19.42
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 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 25 September 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 25 September 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 -3 28 £375 +44.92% 12
Southport - 4 £350 -
Bootle +2 2 £350 -
Microsoft
North West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

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 Merseyside region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 50 (61.73%) Windows
2 31 (38.27%) Active Directory
3 23 (28.40%) SQL
4 21 (25.93%) MS Excel
4 21 (25.93%) Windows Server
5 20 (24.69%) MS Office
6 19 (23.46%) Windows Server 2012
7 18 (22.22%) SQL Server
8 17 (20.99%) .NET
9 16 (19.75%) IIS
9 16 (19.75%) Finance
10 15 (18.52%) ITIL
11 14 (17.28%) Windows Server 2003
11 14 (17.28%) Oracle
11 14 (17.28%) SharePoint
12 13 (16.05%) Internet
12 13 (16.05%) Relational Database
13 12 (14.81%) Linux
13 12 (14.81%) VMware
14 11 (13.58%) Agile Software Development
14 11 (13.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 11 (13.58%) MS Exchange
15 10 (12.35%) Windows XP
15 10 (12.35%) CRM
15 10 (12.35%) Unix
15 10 (12.35%) DNS
15 10 (12.35%) Windows Server 2008
16 9 (11.11%) .NET Framework
16 9 (11.11%) Degree
16 9 (11.11%) Firewall

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 (19.75%) IIS
2 14 (17.28%) SharePoint
3 11 (13.58%) MS Exchange
4 9 (11.11%) Apache
4 9 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (7.41%) Tomcat
6 4 (4.94%) JBoss
7 2 (2.47%) Jetty
7 2 (2.47%) Mongrel
7 2 (2.47%) nginx
7 2 (2.47%) SAS
7 2 (2.47%) WebSphere
8 1 (1.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (1.23%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (1.23%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 21 (25.93%) MS Excel
2 20 (24.69%) MS Office
3 5 (6.17%) MS Project
4 1 (1.23%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (4.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (3.70%) SAP BPC
3 2 (2.47%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (1.23%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.70%) Office 365
2 2 (2.47%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.47%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (2.47%) Google App Engine
2 2 (2.47%) Google Apps
2 2 (2.47%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (1.23%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 13 (16.05%) Internet
2 10 (12.35%) DNS
3 9 (11.11%) Firewall
4 6 (7.41%) DHCP
4 6 (7.41%) SSL
5 4 (4.94%) tcpdump
5 4 (4.94%) Wireshark
6 3 (3.70%) TCP/IP
7 2 (2.47%) DSL
7 2 (2.47%) FTP
7 2 (2.47%) HTTP
7 2 (2.47%) IPsec
7 2 (2.47%) iSCSI
7 2 (2.47%) LAN
7 2 (2.47%) MPLS
7 2 (2.47%) NAS
7 2 (2.47%) SAN
7 2 (2.47%) Structured Cabling
7 2 (2.47%) VRRP
7 2 (2.47%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 13 (16.05%) Relational Database
3 11 (13.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 9 (11.11%) MySQL
5 8 (9.88%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (7.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (6.17%) MongoDB
7 5 (6.17%) NoSQL
7 5 (6.17%) SQL Server 2000
7 5 (6.17%) SQL Server 2014
7 5 (6.17%) SQL Server 2016
8 4 (4.94%) GIS
9 3 (3.70%) Oracle Database
9 3 (3.70%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (2.47%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (2.47%) RDBMS
10 2 (2.47%) SQL Server 2008
11 1 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (1.23%) MS Access
11 1 (1.23%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 7 (8.64%) JIRA
2 5 (6.17%) Subversion
3 2 (2.47%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.47%) Travis CI
4 1 (1.23%) Bitbucket
4 1 (1.23%) Visual Studio
General
1 16 (19.75%) Finance
2 4 (4.94%) Banking
3 3 (3.70%) Marketing
4 2 (2.47%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.23%) Law
5 1 (1.23%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 28 (34.57%) Analyst
2 15 (18.52%) Developer
3 7 (8.64%) Data Analyst
3 7 (8.64%) Service Analyst
4 6 (7.41%) .NET Developer
4 6 (7.41%) Service Desk Analyst
5 5 (6.17%) Applications Support
5 5 (6.17%) C# Developer
5 5 (6.17%) Senior Analyst
5 5 (6.17%) Sun Support
5 5 (6.17%) Support Analyst
6 4 (4.94%) C# .NET Developer
6 4 (4.94%) C# Software Developer
6 4 (4.94%) Incident Analyst
6 4 (4.94%) Security Analyst
6 4 (4.94%) Senior Incident Analyst
6 4 (4.94%) Senior Security Analyst
6 4 (4.94%) Software Developer
7 3 (3.70%) SQL Analyst
7 3 (3.70%) SQL Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (20.99%) .NET
2 9 (11.11%) .NET Framework
3 5 (6.17%) Autofac
3 5 (6.17%) Hibernate
3 5 (6.17%) jQuery
3 5 (6.17%) JSON
3 5 (6.17%) REST
3 5 (6.17%) SAML
3 5 (6.17%) SOAP
3 5 (6.17%) Spring
3 5 (6.17%) Web Services
3 5 (6.17%) XML
3 5 (6.17%) XSD
4 4 (4.94%) JSP
4 4 (4.94%) LAMP
5 3 (3.70%) ODBC
6 2 (2.47%) ASP.NET
6 2 (2.47%) CSS
6 2 (2.47%) J2EE
6 2 (2.47%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.64%) NHS
2 6 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (7.41%) Driving Licence
3 5 (6.17%) Management Information System
4 4 (4.94%) Clustering
4 4 (4.94%) Computer Science
4 4 (4.94%) Cyberthreat
4 4 (4.94%) PMI
5 2 (2.47%) Data Extraction
5 2 (2.47%) Microsoft Licensing
6 1 (1.23%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.23%) CESG
6 1 (1.23%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.23%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.23%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.23%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.23%) Statistics
6 1 (1.23%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.23%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 50 (61.73%) Windows
2 21 (25.93%) Windows Server
3 19 (23.46%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (17.28%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (14.81%) Linux
6 10 (12.35%) Unix
6 10 (12.35%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (12.35%) Windows XP
7 8 (9.88%) Windows 8
8 7 (8.64%) Windows 7
9 4 (4.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (2.47%) Android
10 2 (2.47%) Apple iOS
10 2 (2.47%) Mac OS
10 2 (2.47%) Solaris
11 1 (1.23%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (18.52%) ITIL
2 11 (13.58%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (12.35%) CRM
4 8 (9.88%) MVC
5 6 (7.41%) Migration
5 6 (7.41%) Scrum
6 5 (6.17%) Automated Testing
6 5 (6.17%) Information Security
6 5 (6.17%) Investment Management
6 5 (6.17%) ITIL V3
6 5 (6.17%) OWASP
6 5 (6.17%) Practice Management
6 5 (6.17%) PRINCE2
6 5 (6.17%) Project Management
6 5 (6.17%) Release Management
7 4 (4.94%) Capacity Management
7 4 (4.94%) E-Commerce
7 4 (4.94%) ETL
7 4 (4.94%) ITSM
7 4 (4.94%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 23 (28.40%) SQL
2 8 (9.88%) C#
2 8 (9.88%) PL/SQL
2 8 (9.88%) PowerShell
2 8 (9.88%) T-SQL
3 7 (8.64%) Java
4 5 (6.17%) PHP
5 4 (4.94%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.47%) VBA
7 1 (1.23%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.23%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.23%) VB
7 1 (1.23%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.23%) X++
Qualifications
1 9 (11.11%) Degree
2 8 (9.88%) Security Cleared
3 7 (8.64%) SC Cleared
4 6 (7.41%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (6.17%) MCTS
6 4 (4.94%) CFCE
6 4 (4.94%) EnCE
6 4 (4.94%) GCFA
6 4 (4.94%) GCFE
6 4 (4.94%) GIAC
6 4 (4.94%) MCITP
6 4 (4.94%) PMI Certification
6 4 (4.94%) RHCE
7 1 (1.23%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.23%) CISSP
7 1 (1.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (1.23%) MCSE
7 1 (1.23%) SANS
7 1 (1.23%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.17%) PCI DSS
2 4 (4.94%) SLA
System Software
1 31 (38.27%) Active Directory
2 8 (9.88%) Hyper-V
3 6 (7.41%) vSphere
4 4 (4.94%) UAG
5 3 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (2.47%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (2.47%) Xen
7 1 (1.23%) vCloud
7 1 (1.23%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 6 (7.41%) Puppet
2 4 (4.94%) EnCase
2 4 (4.94%) Red Hat Satellite
3 3 (3.70%) SCCM
4 2 (2.47%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (2.47%) SCSM
4 2 (2.47%) vMotion
5 1 (1.23%) QRadar
5 1 (1.23%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 14 (17.28%) Oracle
2 12 (14.81%) VMware
3 5 (6.17%) Splunk
3 5 (6.17%) Sun
4 4 (4.94%) ArcSight
4 4 (4.94%) Brocade
4 4 (4.94%) Google
4 4 (4.94%) Rapid7
4 4 (4.94%) Red Hat
5 3 (3.70%) Apple
5 3 (3.70%) HP
5 3 (3.70%) iManage
5 3 (3.70%) SAP
6 2 (2.47%) Cisco
6 2 (2.47%) Dell
6 2 (2.47%) NETGEAR
6 2 (2.47%) SonicWALL
7 1 (1.23%) Ariba
7 1 (1.23%) Citrix
7 1 (1.23%) Informatica