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 27 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 1 7 7
Rank change year-on-year
+6 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 72 21 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 19.62% 11.35% 14.36%
As % of the Vendors category 34.12% 23.86% 31.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 13 15
Average daily rate
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£238 £130 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+82.69% -62.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £154 £78 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 4
Average hourly rate £14.00 £11.00 £13.36
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -17.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.81 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.38 £11.00 £75.02
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -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
211 88 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 57.49% 47.57% 45.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 49 45
Average daily rate £306 £304 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.74% -16.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £78 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 8
Average hourly rate £16.73 £12.49 £11.29
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.94% +10.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.67 £19.00 £26.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -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 27 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 27 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 +12 54 £230 -15.98% 23
Wirral - 4 - - 2
Southport - 3 £375 - 3
St Helens - 3 - - 1
Microsoft
North West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 27 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 (57.14%) Windows
2 34 (30.36%) MS Office
2 34 (30.36%) Active Directory
3 31 (27.68%) MS Excel
4 22 (19.64%) SharePoint
4 22 (19.64%) Windows 7
5 20 (17.86%) SQL
6 19 (16.96%) Windows Server 2008
7 18 (16.07%) Citrix
8 17 (15.18%) Windows XP
9 16 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
10 15 (13.39%) SQL Server
10 15 (13.39%) IIS
10 15 (13.39%) Windows Server 2003
11 14 (12.50%) ITIL
11 14 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
11 14 (12.50%) HTTP
11 14 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 13 (11.61%) VMware
13 12 (10.71%) Web Services
14 11 (9.82%) C#
14 11 (9.82%) .NET
14 11 (9.82%) DNS
14 11 (9.82%) SOA
14 11 (9.82%) Migration
14 11 (9.82%) WCF
14 11 (9.82%) Agile Software Development
15 10 (8.93%) XPath
15 10 (8.93%) Office 365
15 10 (8.93%) Infrastructure Management

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 27 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 22 (19.64%) SharePoint
2 15 (13.39%) IIS
3 10 (8.93%) BizTalk Server
4 9 (8.04%) MQSeries
5 7 (6.25%) SharePoint 2010
6 5 (4.46%) MS Exchange
7 3 (2.68%) WebLogic
7 3 (2.68%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (2.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 3 (2.68%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (1.79%) Office Communications Server
8 2 (1.79%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (1.79%) Lync
8 2 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.89%) Documentum
9 1 (0.89%) Alfresco
Applications
1 34 (30.36%) MS Office
2 31 (27.68%) MS Excel
3 5 (4.46%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.79%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.68%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.89%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 10 (8.93%) Office 365
2 9 (8.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (7.14%) OneDrive
4 5 (4.46%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (3.57%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.89%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 14 (12.50%) HTTP
2 11 (9.82%) DNS
3 8 (7.14%) DHCP
4 6 (5.36%) LAN
4 6 (5.36%) WAN
5 5 (4.46%) Firewall
6 4 (3.57%) SMTP
6 4 (3.57%) FTP
6 4 (3.57%) SSL
7 3 (2.68%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.89%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.89%) SAN
8 1 (0.89%) DMZ
8 1 (0.89%) Intranet
8 1 (0.89%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (13.39%) SQL Server
2 14 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (2.68%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (2.68%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (2.68%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.79%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 2 (1.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.89%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.89%) SSDT
5 1 (0.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.89%) Sybase ASE
5 1 (0.89%) MySQL
5 1 (0.89%) DB2
5 1 (0.89%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 10 (8.93%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (8.04%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.89%) ERwin
3 1 (0.89%) MSI
3 1 (0.89%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 1 (0.89%) Axure RP
General
1 9 (8.04%) Finance
2 4 (3.57%) Manufacturing
3 3 (2.68%) Retail
3 3 (2.68%) Local Government
4 1 (0.89%) Retail Banking
4 1 (0.89%) Marketing
4 1 (0.89%) Billing
4 1 (0.89%) Banking
4 1 (0.89%) Automotive
4 1 (0.89%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 38 (33.93%) Analyst
2 21 (18.75%) Support Analyst
3 14 (12.50%) Desktop Support
4 11 (9.82%) Developer
4 11 (9.82%) Administrator
5 10 (8.93%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 10 (8.93%) Desktop Analyst
6 9 (8.04%) BizTalk Developer
6 9 (8.04%) Architect
7 8 (7.14%) Support Engineer
7 8 (7.14%) Service Analyst
7 8 (7.14%) Service Desk Analyst
8 6 (5.36%) Project Manager
9 5 (4.46%) Applications Developer
9 5 (4.46%) Training Manager
9 5 (4.46%) IT Support
9 5 (4.46%) Desktop Administrator
10 4 (3.57%) PMO Analyst
10 4 (3.57%) IT Support Analyst
10 4 (3.57%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (10.71%) Web Services
2 11 (9.82%) .NET
2 11 (9.82%) WCF
3 10 (8.93%) REST
3 10 (8.93%) ASP.NET
3 10 (8.93%) XML
4 9 (8.04%) MSMQ
5 1 (0.89%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.46%) Thin Client
1 5 (4.46%) Clustering
1 5 (4.46%) Fat Client
2 4 (3.57%) Blackberry
2 4 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.68%) Replication
3 3 (2.68%) NHS
4 2 (1.79%) PMI
5 1 (0.89%) AS400
5 1 (0.89%) FMCG
5 1 (0.89%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 64 (57.14%) Windows
2 22 (19.64%) Windows 7
3 19 (16.96%) Windows Server 2008
4 17 (15.18%) Windows XP
5 16 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (13.39%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (8.04%) Windows 8
8 7 (6.25%) Android
8 7 (6.25%) Apple iOS
9 4 (3.57%) VMS
9 4 (3.57%) OpenVMS
10 3 (2.68%) BlackBerry OS
10 3 (2.68%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.89%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.89%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.89%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (12.50%) ITIL
2 11 (9.82%) SOA
2 11 (9.82%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (9.82%) Migration
3 10 (8.93%) Infrastructure Management
4 9 (8.04%) Web Application Development
4 9 (8.04%) Release Management
5 8 (7.14%) OOP
5 8 (7.14%) OO
6 7 (6.25%) Project Management
7 6 (5.36%) Performance Tuning
8 5 (4.46%) Patch Management
8 5 (4.46%) PRINCE2
8 5 (4.46%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (3.57%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 4 (3.57%) Change Management
9 4 (3.57%) Portfolio Management
10 3 (2.68%) Enterprise Architecture
10 3 (2.68%) Data Migration
10 3 (2.68%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 20 (17.86%) SQL
2 11 (9.82%) C#
3 10 (8.93%) XQuery
3 10 (8.93%) XPath
4 5 (4.46%) T-SQL
5 2 (1.79%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 14 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (8.04%) MCP
2 9 (8.04%) ITIL Certification
3 6 (5.36%) Security Cleared
4 5 (4.46%) Citrix Certification
5 4 (3.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (2.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 3 (2.68%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (1.79%) SC Cleared
7 2 (1.79%) MCSE
7 2 (1.79%) MCSA
7 2 (1.79%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.89%) Degree
8 1 (0.89%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.89%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.46%) QA
2 4 (3.57%) SLA
System Software
1 34 (30.36%) Active Directory
2 9 (8.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (4.46%) Hyper-V
3 5 (4.46%) Terminal Services
3 5 (4.46%) VMware Workstation
4 4 (3.57%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (3.57%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.89%) Firmware
5 1 (0.89%) XenApp
5 1 (0.89%) DFS Replication
5 1 (0.89%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 9 (8.04%) SCCM
2 2 (1.79%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (0.89%) SCOM
3 1 (0.89%) SCVMM
3 1 (0.89%) Netcool
3 1 (0.89%) Netcool/OMNIbus
Vendors
1 18 (16.07%) Citrix
2 13 (11.61%) VMware
3 4 (3.57%) Google
3 4 (3.57%) CA
3 4 (3.57%) Tableau
4 3 (2.68%) Oracle
5 2 (1.79%) IBM
5 2 (1.79%) Apple
5 2 (1.79%) Remedy
5 2 (1.79%) EMC
6 1 (0.89%) NetApp
6 1 (0.89%) FrontRange
6 1 (0.89%) WatchGuard
6 1 (0.89%) Perforce
6 1 (0.89%) OpenText
6 1 (0.89%) HP
6 1 (0.89%) Dell
6 1 (0.89%) Sybase
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