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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 8 2 7
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 42 63 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 12.73% 16.28% 10.38%
As % of the Vendors category 24.42% 29.58% 24.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 23 10
Median daily rate £290 £275 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.45% -31.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £166 £83
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £495 £424
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £337 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.94% +3.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 6 2
Median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +36.36%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +3.44%
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
172 213 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 52.12% 55.04% 42.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 75 42
Median daily rate £385 £310 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.19% -24.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £163 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 5
Median hourly rate £13.50 £16.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.62% -5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.34 £51.67 £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.83 £18.46 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+12.83% +8.58%

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 29 June 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 29 June 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 -5 31 £290 +26.08% 17
Wirral 0 4 £260 - 2
Bootle +1 1 £450 -
Microsoft
North West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 45 (42.86%) SQL
2 36 (34.29%) SQL Server
2 36 (34.29%) Windows
2 36 (34.29%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (28.57%) Active Directory
4 27 (25.71%) Waterfall
5 25 (23.81%) MS Excel
6 23 (21.90%) CRM
6 23 (21.90%) Dynamics CRM
7 15 (14.29%) Finance
8 14 (13.33%) Oracle
8 14 (13.33%) Windows Server
9 13 (12.38%) SharePoint
10 12 (11.43%) MS Exchange
10 12 (11.43%) MS Office
10 12 (11.43%) Windows Server 2008
10 12 (11.43%) Relational Database
11 11 (10.48%) Windows Server 2012
11 11 (10.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 11 (10.48%) .NET
11 11 (10.48%) Windows Server 2003
12 9 (8.57%) Project Management
12 9 (8.57%) Migration
12 9 (8.57%) PL/SQL
13 8 (7.62%) MySQL
13 8 (7.62%) IIS
13 8 (7.62%) T-SQL
13 8 (7.62%) ITIL
13 8 (7.62%) Linux
13 8 (7.62%) ETL

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 13 (12.38%) SharePoint
2 12 (11.43%) MS Exchange
3 8 (7.62%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (7.62%) IIS
4 5 (4.76%) Tomcat
5 4 (3.81%) Apache
5 4 (3.81%) JBoss
6 3 (2.86%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.95%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.95%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.95%) CMS
7 1 (0.95%) Confluence
7 1 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.95%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.95%) WebSphere
Applications
1 25 (23.81%) MS Excel
2 12 (11.43%) MS Office
3 4 (3.81%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (3.81%) MS Project
4 2 (1.90%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 23 (21.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.90%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.95%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.90%) Office 365
2 1 (0.95%) IaaS
2 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.95%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.67%) Internet
2 6 (5.71%) Firewall
3 5 (4.76%) DNS
4 4 (3.81%) SSL
4 4 (3.81%) tcpdump
4 4 (3.81%) Wireshark
5 3 (2.86%) SAN
6 2 (1.90%) NAS
6 2 (1.90%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.95%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.95%) DHCP
7 1 (0.95%) Skype
7 1 (0.95%) VPN
7 1 (0.95%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.95%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (34.29%) SQL Server
2 12 (11.43%) Relational Database
3 11 (10.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (7.62%) MySQL
5 6 (5.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (3.81%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (3.81%) GIS
7 3 (2.86%) NoSQL
7 3 (2.86%) Oracle Database
7 3 (2.86%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (2.86%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (2.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (1.90%) MongoDB
8 2 (1.90%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (1.90%) Power BI
8 2 (1.90%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.90%) Siebel EIM
8 2 (1.90%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.95%) MS Access
9 1 (0.95%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 5 (4.76%) JIRA
2 2 (1.90%) Subversion
2 2 (1.90%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.95%) Mercurial
3 1 (0.95%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.95%) YouTrack
General
1 15 (14.29%) Finance
2 5 (4.76%) Banking
3 3 (2.86%) Advertising
3 3 (2.86%) Marketing
4 1 (0.95%) Back Office
4 1 (0.95%) Law
4 1 (0.95%) Local Government
4 1 (0.95%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 53 (50.48%) Analyst
2 33 (31.43%) Developer
3 20 (19.05%) Analyst Developer
4 9 (8.57%) Service Analyst
5 8 (7.62%) Service Desk Analyst
6 7 (6.67%) Data Analyst
6 7 (6.67%) Microsoft Developer
7 6 (5.71%) Architect
8 5 (4.76%) CRM Developer
8 5 (4.76%) Incident Analyst
8 5 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (4.76%) Server Engineer
9 4 (3.81%) Dynamics CRM Developer
9 4 (3.81%) Security Analyst
9 4 (3.81%) Senior Analyst
9 4 (3.81%) Senior Incident Analyst
9 4 (3.81%) Senior Security Analyst
9 4 (3.81%) SQL Developer
9 4 (3.81%) Windows Engineer
10 3 (2.86%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (10.48%) .NET
2 7 (6.67%) .NET Framework
3 4 (3.81%) JSP
3 4 (3.81%) LAMP
4 3 (2.86%) jQuery
4 3 (2.86%) SAML
5 2 (1.90%) ASP.NET
5 2 (1.90%) Autofac
5 2 (1.90%) CSS
5 2 (1.90%) Hibernate
5 2 (1.90%) JSON
5 2 (1.90%) REST
5 2 (1.90%) SOAP
5 2 (1.90%) Spring
5 2 (1.90%) Web Services
5 2 (1.90%) XML
5 2 (1.90%) XSD
6 1 (0.95%) HTML
6 1 (0.95%) Middleware
6 1 (0.95%) WAMP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.62%) NHS
2 7 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (5.71%) Driving Licence
4 5 (4.76%) Management Information System
5 4 (3.81%) Computer Science
5 4 (3.81%) Cyberthreat
5 4 (3.81%) PMI
6 3 (2.86%) Data Centre
6 3 (2.86%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.90%) Data Extraction
8 1 (0.95%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.95%) CESG
8 1 (0.95%) Clustering
8 1 (0.95%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.95%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.95%) Handset
8 1 (0.95%) iPad
8 1 (0.95%) User Experience
8 1 (0.95%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.95%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 36 (34.29%) Windows
2 14 (13.33%) Windows Server
3 12 (11.43%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (10.48%) Windows Server 2003
4 11 (10.48%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (7.62%) Linux
5 8 (7.62%) Windows XP
6 7 (6.67%) Windows 7
7 6 (5.71%) Unix
8 4 (3.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (3.81%) Solaris
9 3 (2.86%) Windows 8
10 2 (1.90%) AIX
10 2 (1.90%) HPUX
11 1 (0.95%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (34.29%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (25.71%) Waterfall
3 23 (21.90%) CRM
4 9 (8.57%) Migration
4 9 (8.57%) Project Management
5 8 (7.62%) ETL
5 8 (7.62%) ITIL
5 8 (7.62%) Test Scripting
6 7 (6.67%) Data Analysis
7 6 (5.71%) PRINCE2
8 5 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (4.76%) Change Management
8 5 (4.76%) Data Migration
9 4 (3.81%) Capacity Management
9 4 (3.81%) Data Mapping
9 4 (3.81%) Digital Forensics
9 4 (3.81%) Information Security
9 4 (3.81%) Performance Management
9 4 (3.81%) Performance Tuning
9 4 (3.81%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 45 (42.86%) SQL
2 9 (8.57%) PL/SQL
3 8 (7.62%) T-SQL
4 5 (4.76%) PowerShell
5 4 (3.81%) C#
5 4 (3.81%) Java
5 4 (3.81%) PHP
6 2 (1.90%) Shell Script
6 2 (1.90%) VBA
7 1 (0.95%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.95%) C
7 1 (0.95%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.95%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (7.62%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (5.71%) Degree
2 6 (5.71%) MCTS
2 6 (5.71%) Security Cleared
3 5 (4.76%) MCITP
3 5 (4.76%) PMI Certification
4 4 (3.81%) CFCE
4 4 (3.81%) EnCE
4 4 (3.81%) GCFA
4 4 (3.81%) GCFE
4 4 (3.81%) GIAC
4 4 (3.81%) RHCE
5 2 (1.90%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.95%) AAT
6 1 (0.95%) MCDST
6 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Certified Architect
6 1 (0.95%) PMP
6 1 (0.95%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.95%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.90%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.95%) SLA
System Software
1 30 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 5 (4.76%) Hyper-V
3 4 (3.81%) UAG
4 3 (2.86%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (1.90%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (1.90%) vSphere
6 1 (0.95%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (4.76%) SCCM
2 4 (3.81%) EnCase
2 4 (3.81%) Puppet
2 4 (3.81%) Red Hat Satellite
2 4 (3.81%) SCOM
3 1 (0.95%) EdgeSight
3 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (0.95%) Nagios
3 1 (0.95%) SCOrch
3 1 (0.95%) SCSM
3 1 (0.95%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 14 (13.33%) Oracle
2 5 (4.76%) ArcSight
2 5 (4.76%) Citrix
3 4 (3.81%) Brocade
3 4 (3.81%) HP
3 4 (3.81%) Rapid7
3 4 (3.81%) Red Hat
3 4 (3.81%) Splunk
3 4 (3.81%) VMware
4 2 (1.90%) Ariba
4 2 (1.90%) Cisco
4 2 (1.90%) Informatica
4 2 (1.90%) Siebel
5 1 (0.95%) BT
5 1 (0.95%) EMC
5 1 (0.95%) iManage
5 1 (0.95%) NetApp
5 1 (0.95%) OpenText
5 1 (0.95%) SAP
5 1 (0.95%) SimCorp
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