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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 6 3 10
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 41 40 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 15.36% 18.26% 13.66%
As % of the Vendors category 30.15% 37.74% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 22 6
Average daily rate
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£275 £211 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.17% -47.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £147 £132 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £466 £325 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 7
Average hourly rate £14.00 £15.87 £12.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.75% +29.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £12.97 £10.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £21.05 £19.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £13.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.40% -15.62%
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
136 106 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 50.94% 48.40% 40.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 58 27
Average daily rate £300 £250 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £150 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £450 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 17
Average hourly rate £12.50 £16.50 £12.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.24% +34.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.20 £12.32 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £20.00 £19.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.40%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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 -3 25 £264 +24.11% 15
Wirral -4 7 £245 - 2
St Helens -1 3 - - 1
Southport - - - - 1
Microsoft
North West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 32 (41.03%) SQL Server
2 27 (34.62%) Windows
3 22 (28.21%) SharePoint
4 21 (26.92%) MS Excel
4 21 (26.92%) .NET
4 21 (26.92%) SQL
5 18 (23.08%) Active Directory
6 16 (20.51%) Windows 7
7 13 (16.67%) SCCM
8 12 (15.38%) Umbraco
8 12 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
8 12 (15.38%) JavaScript
8 12 (15.38%) MS Office
9 11 (14.10%) C#
9 11 (14.10%) SharePoint 2010
10 10 (12.82%) QA
10 10 (12.82%) Finance
11 9 (11.54%) HTML
11 9 (11.54%) Windows XP
11 9 (11.54%) Web Development
11 9 (11.54%) HTML5
12 8 (10.26%) VMware Infrastructure
12 8 (10.26%) Degree
12 8 (10.26%) ASP.NET
12 8 (10.26%) VMware
12 8 (10.26%) NHS
13 7 (8.97%) Oracle
13 7 (8.97%) DNS
13 7 (8.97%) Content Management
13 7 (8.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 22 (28.21%) SharePoint
2 12 (15.38%) Umbraco
3 11 (14.10%) SharePoint 2010
4 6 (7.69%) IIS
5 4 (5.13%) MS Project Server
6 2 (2.56%) OpenEdge
7 1 (1.28%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
7 1 (1.28%) IBM Notes
7 1 (1.28%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 21 (26.92%) MS Excel
2 12 (15.38%) MS Office
3 5 (6.41%) MS Project
4 3 (3.85%) MS Visio
4 3 (3.85%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (3.85%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (3.85%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (2.56%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (2.56%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.28%) PaaS
2 1 (1.28%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.97%) DNS
2 6 (7.69%) Internet
3 5 (6.41%) DHCP
4 4 (5.13%) TCP/IP
4 4 (5.13%) DMZ
5 3 (3.85%) Firewall
6 2 (2.56%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (2.56%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (2.56%) SMTP
6 2 (2.56%) SSL
6 2 (2.56%) FTP
6 2 (2.56%) HTTP
6 2 (2.56%) LAN
6 2 (2.56%) VoIP
7 1 (1.28%) WAN
7 1 (1.28%) Ethernet
7 1 (1.28%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (41.03%) SQL Server
2 7 (8.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 7 (8.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 7 (8.97%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (6.41%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (6.41%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (3.85%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 2 (2.56%) Siebel EIM
6 2 (2.56%) Oracle Database
6 2 (2.56%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (2.56%) OLAP
6 2 (2.56%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (2.56%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (1.28%) DB2
7 1 (1.28%) SAP BW
7 1 (1.28%) Data Mining
7 1 (1.28%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.28%) OLAP Cube
7 1 (1.28%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 1 (1.28%) Dreamweaver
1 1 (1.28%) ERwin
General
1 10 (12.82%) Finance
2 3 (3.85%) Banking
3 2 (2.56%) Investment Banking
3 2 (2.56%) General Ledger
3 2 (2.56%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.28%) Advertising
4 1 (1.28%) Law
4 1 (1.28%) Legal
4 1 (1.28%) Billing
4 1 (1.28%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (25.64%) Analyst
2 19 (24.36%) Developer
3 11 (14.10%) Web Developer
4 5 (6.41%) Support Engineer
5 4 (5.13%) Consultant
5 4 (5.13%) Project Manager
5 4 (5.13%) Desktop Support
5 4 (5.13%) Administrator
5 4 (5.13%) 1st Line Support
5 4 (5.13%) Project Analyst
6 3 (3.85%) Wintel Analyst
6 3 (3.85%) SQL Developer
6 3 (3.85%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (3.85%) Desktop Engineer
6 3 (3.85%) Junior
6 3 (3.85%) Trainer
6 3 (3.85%) Business Analyst
6 3 (3.85%) Support Analyst
7 2 (2.56%) Information Analyst
7 2 (2.56%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (26.92%) .NET
2 9 (11.54%) HTML
2 9 (11.54%) HTML5
3 8 (10.26%) ASP.NET
4 7 (8.97%) jQuery
5 6 (7.69%) .NET Framework
6 3 (3.85%) WCF
6 3 (3.85%) CSS
6 3 (3.85%) Web Services
7 1 (1.28%) XML
7 1 (1.28%) XSLT
7 1 (1.28%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.26%) NHS
2 7 (8.97%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (7.69%) Clustering
4 3 (3.85%) PDA
5 2 (2.56%) PKI
5 2 (2.56%) Thin Client
5 2 (2.56%) Replication
5 2 (2.56%) Fat Client
5 2 (2.56%) iPad
6 1 (1.28%) User Experience
6 1 (1.28%) iPhone
6 1 (1.28%) CESG
6 1 (1.28%) PMI
6 1 (1.28%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 27 (34.62%) Windows
2 16 (20.51%) Windows 7
3 12 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (11.54%) Windows XP
5 5 (6.41%) Windows 2000
6 4 (5.13%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (5.13%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (2.56%) UNIX
7 2 (2.56%) Linux
8 1 (1.28%) Windows Vista
8 1 (1.28%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (11.54%) Web Development
2 7 (8.97%) Content Management
2 7 (8.97%) Performance Tuning
3 6 (7.69%) ITIL
3 6 (7.69%) Change Management
3 6 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (6.41%) Project Management
4 5 (6.41%) Software Engineering
5 4 (5.13%) Migration
5 4 (5.13%) Data Migration
5 4 (5.13%) CRM
5 4 (5.13%) Data Modelling
5 4 (5.13%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (5.13%) Configuration Management
5 4 (5.13%) High Availability
6 3 (3.85%) Test Scripting
6 3 (3.85%) ETL
6 3 (3.85%) PRINCE2
6 3 (3.85%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 21 (26.92%) SQL
2 12 (15.38%) JavaScript
3 11 (14.10%) C#
4 5 (6.41%) Java
5 4 (5.13%) T-SQL
5 4 (5.13%) PowerShell
6 3 (3.85%) VBScript
7 2 (2.56%) Shell Script
7 2 (2.56%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.28%) C
8 1 (1.28%) VBA
8 1 (1.28%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (10.26%) Degree
2 2 (2.56%) SC Cleared
2 2 (2.56%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.28%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.28%) MCITP
3 1 (1.28%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.28%) MCP
3 1 (1.28%) MCSD
3 1 (1.28%) MCDBA
3 1 (1.28%) ISEB
3 1 (1.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (12.82%) QA
System Software
1 18 (23.08%) Active Directory
2 8 (10.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (5.13%) Hyper-V
3 4 (5.13%) DFS Replication
3 4 (5.13%) Firmware
4 3 (3.85%) VMware ESX
5 2 (2.56%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (2.56%) Terminal Services
5 2 (2.56%) vSphere
5 2 (2.56%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.28%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 13 (16.67%) SCCM
2 4 (5.13%) SCVMM
3 2 (2.56%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (1.28%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 8 (10.26%) VMware
2 7 (8.97%) Oracle
3 5 (6.41%) Citrix
3 5 (6.41%) HP
4 4 (5.13%) Dell
5 3 (3.85%) BMC
5 3 (3.85%) Acronis
6 2 (2.56%) Veeam
6 2 (2.56%) Cerner
6 2 (2.56%) Siebel
6 2 (2.56%) Cisco
6 2 (2.56%) EMC
6 2 (2.56%) Remedy
6 2 (2.56%) Informatica
7 1 (1.28%) NetApp
7 1 (1.28%) Lotus
7 1 (1.28%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.28%) TOWER Software
7 1 (1.28%) Perforce
7 1 (1.28%) Adobe
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