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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 4 11 12
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 40 26 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 15.87% 10.20% 8.63%
As % of the Vendors category 33.90% 27.08% 22.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 16 7
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£350 £251 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+39.72% -22.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £153 £104
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 5
Average hourly rate £11.38 £13.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -25.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.60 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.93 £21.00 £20.12
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -12.90%
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
118 96 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 46.83% 37.65% 38.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 49 34
Average daily rate £350 £305 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.75% -6.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £165 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 7
Average hourly rate £12.00 £20.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% +21.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.05 £14.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.42 £20.90 £22.27
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +2.70%

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 17 September 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 17 September 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 +5 35 £300 +49.25% 13
Wirral - 2 - - 2
St Helens 0 1 £410 -
Microsoft
North West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 25 (39.68%) SQL Server
2 16 (25.40%) MS Excel
2 16 (25.40%) SharePoint
2 16 (25.40%) .NET
3 14 (22.22%) Windows
4 13 (20.63%) SQL
5 12 (19.05%) Umbraco
6 11 (17.46%) C#
7 10 (15.87%) Finance
8 9 (14.29%) HTML
8 9 (14.29%) JavaScript
8 9 (14.29%) SCCM
8 9 (14.29%) HTML5
8 9 (14.29%) Web Development
9 8 (12.70%) QA
9 8 (12.70%) Windows 7
9 8 (12.70%) MS Office
9 8 (12.70%) Windows XP
9 8 (12.70%) Active Directory
10 7 (11.11%) Internet
10 7 (11.11%) SharePoint 2010
10 7 (11.11%) jQuery
10 7 (11.11%) Dynamics AX
11 6 (9.52%) .NET Framework
11 6 (9.52%) Degree
11 6 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
11 6 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
11 6 (9.52%) VMware
11 6 (9.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 6 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 16 (25.40%) SharePoint
2 12 (19.05%) Umbraco
3 7 (11.11%) SharePoint 2010
4 4 (6.35%) MS Project Server
5 1 (1.59%) OpenEdge
Applications
1 16 (25.40%) MS Excel
2 8 (12.70%) MS Office
3 4 (6.35%) MS Project
4 1 (1.59%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.59%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (11.11%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (3.17%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (3.17%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.59%) IaaS
1 1 (1.59%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (11.11%) Internet
2 3 (4.76%) Ethernet
2 3 (4.76%) VPN
2 3 (4.76%) Firewall
3 2 (3.17%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (3.17%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (3.17%) DSL
3 2 (3.17%) IP Telephony
3 2 (3.17%) VoIP
4 1 (1.59%) WAN
4 1 (1.59%) LAN
4 1 (1.59%) DNS
4 1 (1.59%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (39.68%) SQL Server
2 6 (9.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (7.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 5 (7.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (6.35%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (6.35%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (3.17%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (3.17%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (3.17%) Oracle Database
5 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 2 (3.17%) Siebel EIM
5 2 (3.17%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (3.17%) OLAP
5 2 (3.17%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.59%) DB2
6 1 (1.59%) Data Mining
6 1 (1.59%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.59%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 1 (1.59%) ERwin
General
1 10 (15.87%) Finance
2 3 (4.76%) Manufacturing
2 3 (4.76%) Marketing
3 2 (3.17%) General Ledger
3 2 (3.17%) Banking
4 1 (1.59%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.59%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.59%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 17 (26.98%) Developer
2 13 (20.63%) Analyst
3 11 (17.46%) Web Developer
4 8 (12.70%) 1st Line Support
4 8 (12.70%) Consultant
5 7 (11.11%) Support Analyst
5 7 (11.11%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 6 (9.52%) Dynamics AX Consultant
6 6 (9.52%) Support Engineer
7 4 (6.35%) Desktop Support
7 4 (6.35%) Functional Consultant
7 4 (6.35%) Desktop Engineer
8 3 (4.76%) Project Analyst
9 2 (3.17%) Server Analyst
9 2 (3.17%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 2 (3.17%) IT Support
9 2 (3.17%) Service Operations Manager
9 2 (3.17%) Operations Manager
9 2 (3.17%) Administrator
9 2 (3.17%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (25.40%) .NET
2 9 (14.29%) HTML
2 9 (14.29%) HTML5
3 7 (11.11%) jQuery
4 6 (9.52%) .NET Framework
5 5 (7.94%) ASP.NET
6 3 (4.76%) Web Services
6 3 (4.76%) WCF
7 1 (1.59%) XML
7 1 (1.59%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.94%) NHS
2 4 (6.35%) PDA
3 2 (3.17%) Replication
3 2 (3.17%) PKI
4 1 (1.59%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.59%) User Experience
4 1 (1.59%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.59%) iPad
4 1 (1.59%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 14 (22.22%) Windows
2 8 (12.70%) Windows 7
2 8 (12.70%) Windows XP
3 3 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (3.17%) Windows Vista
4 2 (3.17%) UNIX
4 2 (3.17%) Linux
5 1 (1.59%) Windows 2000
5 1 (1.59%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.59%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (14.29%) Web Development
2 6 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (7.94%) Change Management
3 5 (7.94%) Software Engineering
4 3 (4.76%) CRM
4 3 (4.76%) Data Modelling
4 3 (4.76%) ETL
4 3 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (4.76%) Content Management
4 3 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (4.76%) MVC
4 3 (4.76%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (4.76%) Time Management
4 3 (4.76%) Test Scripting
4 3 (4.76%) Systems Analysis
5 2 (3.17%) Supplier Management
5 2 (3.17%) Logistics
5 2 (3.17%) Data Mapping
5 2 (3.17%) Data Migration
5 2 (3.17%) Database Tuning
Programming Languages
1 13 (20.63%) SQL
2 11 (17.46%) C#
3 9 (14.29%) JavaScript
4 5 (7.94%) Java
5 3 (4.76%) T-SQL
5 3 (4.76%) VBScript
6 2 (3.17%) Shell Script
6 2 (3.17%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (9.52%) Degree
1 6 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (4.76%) MCITP
3 2 (3.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (3.17%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (3.17%) CCNA
3 2 (3.17%) MCSE
4 1 (1.59%) MCDBA
4 1 (1.59%) MCP
4 1 (1.59%) MCSD
4 1 (1.59%) ISEB
4 1 (1.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.59%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (12.70%) QA
2 3 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (12.70%) Active Directory
2 6 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.17%) Hyper-V
3 2 (3.17%) vSphere
3 2 (3.17%) VMware ESX
3 2 (3.17%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (3.17%) Terminal Services
4 1 (1.59%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (14.29%) SCCM
2 2 (3.17%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (1.59%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 6 (9.52%) VMware
1 6 (9.52%) Oracle
2 4 (6.35%) Acronis
2 4 (6.35%) Citrix
2 4 (6.35%) Cisco
3 3 (4.76%) HP
3 3 (4.76%) BMC
4 2 (3.17%) Veeam
4 2 (3.17%) Remedy
4 2 (3.17%) Cerner
4 2 (3.17%) Informatica
4 2 (3.17%) Adobe
4 2 (3.17%) Siebel
5 1 (1.59%) Sybase
5 1 (1.59%) EMC
5 1 (1.59%) NetApp
5 1 (1.59%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.59%) Apple
5 1 (1.59%) Perforce
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