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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 8 3 5
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 48 63 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 14.46% 15.87% 14.49%
As % of the Vendors category 25.53% 29.86% 30.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 27 15
Median daily rate £313 £230 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.86% -25.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £135 £172
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £480 £410
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £329
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +2.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 3 3
Median hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +27.27%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +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
188 211 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 56.63% 53.15% 47.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 76 53
Median daily rate £385 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.46% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £160 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 4 9
Median hourly rate £13.75 £16.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.06% -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 £18.40 £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+13.88% +2.85%

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 24 July 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 24 July 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 35 £306 +47.59% 12
Wirral 0 4 £260 - 3
Bootle -1 1 £350 - 1
Microsoft
North West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 42 (44.21%) Windows
2 32 (33.68%) SQL
3 31 (32.63%) Active Directory
4 27 (28.42%) SQL Server
5 21 (22.11%) Agile Software Development
6 19 (20.00%) MS Excel
6 19 (20.00%) Windows Server
7 18 (18.95%) Windows Server 2012
7 18 (18.95%) CRM
8 17 (17.89%) Dynamics CRM
9 15 (15.79%) Windows Server 2003
9 15 (15.79%) Finance
10 14 (14.74%) MS Exchange
10 14 (14.74%) Windows Server 2008
11 13 (13.68%) Oracle
11 13 (13.68%) MS Office
11 13 (13.68%) Waterfall
12 12 (12.63%) .NET
12 12 (12.63%) SharePoint
13 11 (11.58%) Relational Database
14 10 (10.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 10 (10.53%) Hyper-V
14 10 (10.53%) ITIL
14 10 (10.53%) Migration
14 10 (10.53%) Project Management
15 9 (9.47%) Internet
15 9 (9.47%) Firewall
15 9 (9.47%) IIS
15 9 (9.47%) PL/SQL
15 9 (9.47%) VMware

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 14 (14.74%) MS Exchange
2 12 (12.63%) SharePoint
3 9 (9.47%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (9.47%) IIS
4 5 (5.26%) Tomcat
5 4 (4.21%) Apache
5 4 (4.21%) JBoss
6 2 (2.11%) SAS
7 1 (1.05%) CMS
7 1 (1.05%) Confluence
7 1 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.05%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (1.05%) Skype for Business
7 1 (1.05%) WebSphere
Applications
1 19 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 13 (13.68%) MS Office
3 5 (5.26%) MS Project
4 4 (4.21%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (1.05%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 17 (17.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.11%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.16%) Office 365
2 1 (1.05%) IaaS
2 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.05%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (9.47%) Firewall
1 9 (9.47%) Internet
2 8 (8.42%) DNS
3 4 (4.21%) DHCP
3 4 (4.21%) SSL
3 4 (4.21%) tcpdump
3 4 (4.21%) Wireshark
4 3 (3.16%) SAN
5 2 (2.11%) DSL
5 2 (2.11%) iSCSI
5 2 (2.11%) MPLS
5 2 (2.11%) NAS
5 2 (2.11%) Structured Cabling
5 2 (2.11%) TCP/IP
5 2 (2.11%) VRRP
6 1 (1.05%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (1.05%) LAN
6 1 (1.05%) Network Security
6 1 (1.05%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (28.42%) SQL Server
2 11 (11.58%) Relational Database
3 10 (10.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (7.37%) MySQL
5 5 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (4.21%) GIS
6 4 (4.21%) SQL Server 2000
6 4 (4.21%) SQL Server 2016
7 3 (3.16%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (3.16%) Oracle Database
7 3 (3.16%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (3.16%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (2.11%) MongoDB
8 2 (2.11%) NoSQL
8 2 (2.11%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (2.11%) RDBMS
8 2 (2.11%) Siebel EIM
8 2 (2.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (1.05%) OLAP Cube
9 1 (1.05%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 5 (5.26%) JIRA
2 2 (2.11%) Subversion
3 1 (1.05%) Visual Studio
General
1 15 (15.79%) Finance
2 5 (5.26%) Banking
3 3 (3.16%) Advertising
3 3 (3.16%) Marketing
4 2 (2.11%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.05%) Law
5 1 (1.05%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 42 (44.21%) Analyst
2 21 (22.11%) Developer
3 11 (11.58%) Analyst Developer
4 9 (9.47%) Service Analyst
5 7 (7.37%) Data Analyst
5 7 (7.37%) Service Desk Analyst
6 6 (6.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (6.32%) Microsoft Developer
6 6 (6.32%) Server Engineer
7 5 (5.26%) Architect
7 5 (5.26%) Incident Analyst
7 5 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
8 4 (4.21%) CRM Developer
8 4 (4.21%) Security Analyst
8 4 (4.21%) Senior Incident Analyst
8 4 (4.21%) Senior Security Analyst
8 4 (4.21%) Windows Engineer
9 3 (3.16%) SQL Analyst
9 3 (3.16%) SQL Data Analyst
9 3 (3.16%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (12.63%) .NET
2 7 (7.37%) .NET Framework
3 4 (4.21%) JSP
3 4 (4.21%) LAMP
4 3 (3.16%) SAML
5 2 (2.11%) Autofac
5 2 (2.11%) Hibernate
5 2 (2.11%) jQuery
5 2 (2.11%) JSON
5 2 (2.11%) REST
5 2 (2.11%) SOAP
5 2 (2.11%) Spring
5 2 (2.11%) Web Services
5 2 (2.11%) XML
5 2 (2.11%) XSD
6 1 (1.05%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.05%) CSS
6 1 (1.05%) Middleware
6 1 (1.05%) WAMP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.42%) NHS
2 6 (6.32%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (6.32%) Driving Licence
3 5 (5.26%) Management Information System
4 4 (4.21%) Clustering
4 4 (4.21%) Computer Science
4 4 (4.21%) Cyberthreat
4 4 (4.21%) PMI
5 3 (3.16%) Data Centre
5 3 (3.16%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (2.11%) Data Extraction
6 2 (2.11%) Microsoft Licensing
7 1 (1.05%) CESG
7 1 (1.05%) Data Integration
7 1 (1.05%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.05%) Digital Media
7 1 (1.05%) Fat Client
7 1 (1.05%) Thin Client
7 1 (1.05%) User Experience
7 1 (1.05%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 42 (44.21%) Windows
2 19 (20.00%) Windows Server
3 18 (18.95%) Windows Server 2012
4 15 (15.79%) Windows Server 2003
5 14 (14.74%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (8.42%) Linux
6 8 (8.42%) Windows XP
7 6 (6.32%) Unix
7 6 (6.32%) Windows 7
8 4 (4.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (4.21%) Solaris
8 4 (4.21%) Windows 8
9 2 (2.11%) AIX
9 2 (2.11%) HPUX
10 1 (1.05%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (22.11%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (18.95%) CRM
3 13 (13.68%) Waterfall
4 10 (10.53%) ITIL
4 10 (10.53%) Migration
4 10 (10.53%) Project Management
5 7 (7.37%) ETL
5 7 (7.37%) PRINCE2
6 5 (5.26%) Change Management
6 5 (5.26%) Data Analysis
6 5 (5.26%) Data Migration
7 4 (4.21%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (4.21%) Data Mapping
7 4 (4.21%) Data Modelling
7 4 (4.21%) E-Commerce
7 4 (4.21%) Information Security
7 4 (4.21%) Performance Management
7 4 (4.21%) Scrum
7 4 (4.21%) Security Management
7 4 (4.21%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (33.68%) SQL
2 9 (9.47%) PL/SQL
3 8 (8.42%) T-SQL
4 5 (5.26%) Java
4 5 (5.26%) PHP
4 5 (5.26%) PowerShell
5 4 (4.21%) C#
6 2 (2.11%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.11%) Shell Script
6 2 (2.11%) VBA
7 1 (1.05%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.05%) C
7 1 (1.05%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (7.37%) Microsoft Certification
1 7 (7.37%) Security Cleared
2 6 (6.32%) Degree
2 6 (6.32%) MCTS
3 5 (5.26%) PMI Certification
4 4 (4.21%) CFCE
4 4 (4.21%) EnCE
4 4 (4.21%) GCFA
4 4 (4.21%) GCFE
4 4 (4.21%) GIAC
4 4 (4.21%) MCITP
4 4 (4.21%) RHCE
4 4 (4.21%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.05%) AAT
5 1 (1.05%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.05%) MCSE
5 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Certified Architect
5 1 (1.05%) PMP
5 1 (1.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.05%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.16%) SLA
2 2 (2.11%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 31 (32.63%) Active Directory
2 10 (10.53%) Hyper-V
3 5 (5.26%) vSphere
4 4 (4.21%) UAG
5 3 (3.16%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (2.11%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.05%) vCloud
7 1 (1.05%) VMware ESX
7 1 (1.05%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (1.05%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (6.32%) SCCM
2 4 (4.21%) EnCase
2 4 (4.21%) Puppet
2 4 (4.21%) Red Hat Satellite
2 4 (4.21%) SCOM
3 2 (2.11%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (2.11%) SCSM
3 2 (2.11%) vMotion
4 1 (1.05%) EdgeSight
4 1 (1.05%) Nagios
4 1 (1.05%) SCOrch
4 1 (1.05%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 13 (13.68%) Oracle
2 9 (9.47%) VMware
3 6 (6.32%) HP
4 5 (5.26%) ArcSight
5 4 (4.21%) Brocade
5 4 (4.21%) Rapid7
5 4 (4.21%) Red Hat
5 4 (4.21%) Splunk
6 3 (3.16%) Citrix
7 2 (2.11%) Ariba
7 2 (2.11%) Cisco
7 2 (2.11%) Dell
7 2 (2.11%) iManage
7 2 (2.11%) Informatica
7 2 (2.11%) NETGEAR
7 2 (2.11%) Siebel
7 2 (2.11%) SonicWALL
8 1 (1.05%) Intel Security
8 1 (1.05%) NetApp
8 1 (1.05%) SimCorp