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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 5 4 7
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 37 33 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 13.03% 17.37% 13.78%
As % of the Vendors category 20.79% 34.02% 36.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 11 8
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£245 £130 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+88.46% -56.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £136 £125 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £406 £275 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 8
Average hourly rate £15.00 £18.00 £12.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +46.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.35 £11.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.30 £20.90 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.75 £13.94 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+5.84% -11.52%
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
178 97 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 62.68% 51.05% 38.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 52 36
Average daily rate £283 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.83% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £130 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 13
Average hourly rate £12.42 £16.50 £12.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.72% +34.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £20.10 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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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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 -1 26 £200 +12.67% 26
Wirral - 7 £245 - 1
Southport - - - - 1
St Helens - - - - 2
Microsoft
North West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 38 (49.35%) Windows
2 31 (40.26%) SQL Server
3 25 (32.47%) MS Excel
4 24 (31.17%) .NET
5 19 (24.68%) C#
5 19 (24.68%) SQL
5 19 (24.68%) SharePoint
5 19 (24.68%) Active Directory
6 18 (23.38%) Windows 7
7 17 (22.08%) ASP.NET
8 16 (20.78%) IIS
8 16 (20.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 15 (19.48%) Windows Server 2008
9 15 (19.48%) MS Office
10 14 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
11 13 (16.88%) QA
11 13 (16.88%) WCF
11 13 (16.88%) Web Services
12 12 (15.58%) JavaScript
12 12 (15.58%) HTTP
13 11 (14.29%) Windows XP
13 11 (14.29%) Finance
14 10 (12.99%) BizTalk Server
14 10 (12.99%) XQuery
14 10 (12.99%) XML
14 10 (12.99%) XPath
14 10 (12.99%) REST
14 10 (12.99%) Team Foundation Server
15 9 (11.69%) HTML5
15 9 (11.69%) Web Application Development

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 19 (24.68%) SharePoint
2 16 (20.78%) IIS
3 10 (12.99%) BizTalk Server
4 9 (11.69%) Umbraco
4 9 (11.69%) MQSeries
5 7 (9.09%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (2.60%) OpenEdge
7 1 (1.30%) Office Communications Server
7 1 (1.30%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
7 1 (1.30%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 25 (32.47%) MS Excel
2 15 (19.48%) MS Office
3 6 (7.79%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (2.60%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.30%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (3.90%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (2.60%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (1.30%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.19%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (15.58%) HTTP
2 8 (10.39%) DNS
3 6 (7.79%) DHCP
3 6 (7.79%) Internet
4 4 (5.19%) TCP/IP
4 4 (5.19%) DMZ
5 2 (2.60%) SSL
5 2 (2.60%) FTP
5 2 (2.60%) SMTP
5 2 (2.60%) LAN
5 2 (2.60%) Firewall
6 1 (1.30%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (40.26%) SQL Server
2 16 (20.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (7.79%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (6.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (6.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 5 (6.49%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (6.49%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (3.90%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 2 (2.60%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.30%) Sybase ASE
7 1 (1.30%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.30%) SAP BW
7 1 (1.30%) Data Mining
7 1 (1.30%) DB2
7 1 (1.30%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 10 (12.99%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (10.39%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.30%) ERwin
3 1 (1.30%) Dreamweaver
General
1 11 (14.29%) Finance
2 3 (3.90%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.60%) Banking
3 2 (2.60%) Investment Banking
3 2 (2.60%) General Ledger
4 1 (1.30%) Billing
4 1 (1.30%) Advertising
4 1 (1.30%) Automotive
4 1 (1.30%) Law
4 1 (1.30%) Legal
Job Titles
1 23 (29.87%) Analyst
2 19 (24.68%) Developer
3 9 (11.69%) BizTalk Developer
4 6 (7.79%) Support Analyst
4 6 (7.79%) Web Developer
5 5 (6.49%) Administrator
5 5 (6.49%) Applications Developer
6 4 (5.19%) Consultant
6 4 (5.19%) 1st Line Support
7 3 (3.90%) PMO Analyst
7 3 (3.90%) Service Desk Analyst
7 3 (3.90%) SQL Developer
7 3 (3.90%) Wintel Analyst
7 3 (3.90%) Support Engineer
7 3 (3.90%) 2nd Line Support
7 3 (3.90%) Service Analyst
7 3 (3.90%) Project Manager
7 3 (3.90%) DBA
7 3 (3.90%) Junior
8 2 (2.60%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (31.17%) .NET
2 17 (22.08%) ASP.NET
3 13 (16.88%) WCF
3 13 (16.88%) Web Services
4 10 (12.99%) XML
4 10 (12.99%) REST
5 9 (11.69%) HTML5
5 9 (11.69%) HTML
5 9 (11.69%) MSMQ
6 7 (9.09%) jQuery
7 6 (7.79%) .NET Framework
8 3 (3.90%) CSS
9 1 (1.30%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.79%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (7.79%) Clustering
2 5 (6.49%) NHS
3 3 (3.90%) Fat Client
3 3 (3.90%) Thin Client
3 3 (3.90%) PMI
4 2 (2.60%) iPad
4 2 (2.60%) Replication
4 2 (2.60%) PKI
5 1 (1.30%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.30%) PDA
5 1 (1.30%) CESG
5 1 (1.30%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 38 (49.35%) Windows
2 18 (23.38%) Windows 7
3 15 (19.48%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (14.29%) Windows XP
6 7 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (5.19%) Windows 2000
8 1 (1.30%) VMS
8 1 (1.30%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (11.69%) Web Application Development
1 9 (11.69%) Release Management
2 8 (10.39%) SOA
2 8 (10.39%) OOP
2 8 (10.39%) OO
2 8 (10.39%) Project Management
2 8 (10.39%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (9.09%) Content Management
3 7 (9.09%) ITIL
4 6 (7.79%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (6.49%) Software Engineering
5 5 (6.49%) Performance Tuning
5 5 (6.49%) Portfolio Management
6 4 (5.19%) Data Modelling
6 4 (5.19%) Configuration Management
6 4 (5.19%) High Availability
7 3 (3.90%) Web Development
7 3 (3.90%) Systems Analysis
7 3 (3.90%) MVC
7 3 (3.90%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 19 (24.68%) C#
1 19 (24.68%) SQL
2 12 (15.58%) JavaScript
3 10 (12.99%) XQuery
3 10 (12.99%) XPath
4 5 (6.49%) T-SQL
5 4 (5.19%) Java
5 4 (5.19%) PowerShell
6 3 (3.90%) VBScript
7 1 (1.30%) C
7 1 (1.30%) VBA
7 1 (1.30%) PHP
Qualifications
1 7 (9.09%) Degree
2 5 (6.49%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (5.19%) Security Cleared
4 3 (3.90%) PMI Certification
5 2 (2.60%) MCP
5 2 (2.60%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (1.30%) MCITP
6 1 (1.30%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.30%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (1.30%) MCSD
6 1 (1.30%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (16.88%) QA
System Software
1 19 (24.68%) Active Directory
2 5 (6.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (5.19%) Firmware
3 4 (5.19%) Hyper-V
3 4 (5.19%) DFS Replication
4 3 (3.90%) VMware ESX
5 2 (2.60%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.30%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (1.30%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 9 (11.69%) SCCM
2 4 (5.19%) SCVMM
3 2 (2.60%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (1.30%) SCOM
4 1 (1.30%) Netcool
4 1 (1.30%) Netcool/OMNIbus
Vendors
1 9 (11.69%) Citrix
2 5 (6.49%) Tableau
2 5 (6.49%) VMware
2 5 (6.49%) CA
2 5 (6.49%) HP
3 4 (5.19%) Oracle
3 4 (5.19%) Dell
4 3 (3.90%) Remedy
5 2 (2.60%) BMC
6 1 (1.30%) AppSense
6 1 (1.30%) Acronis
6 1 (1.30%) TOWER Software
6 1 (1.30%) Perforce
6 1 (1.30%) Cerner
6 1 (1.30%) Lotus
6 1 (1.30%) EMC
6 1 (1.30%) IBM
6 1 (1.30%) Adobe
6 1 (1.30%) SAP
6 1 (1.30%) Sybase
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