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 April 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
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 6 2 5
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 49 72 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 15.56% 19.05% 12.50%
As % of the Vendors category 30.82% 33.64% 26.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 35 12
Average daily rate £425 £250 £179
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+70.00% +39.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £190 £78
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 2
Average hourly rate £12.49 £13.50 £19.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.48% -29.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.02 £12.86 £14.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £16.04 £23.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.89%
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
159 214 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 50.48% 56.61% 46.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 89 47
Average daily rate £400 £325 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +22.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £199 £78
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 4
Average hourly rate £13.00 £15.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +15.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.39 £13.00 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £51.67 £21.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

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 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 30 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 37 £425 +78.94% 21
Wirral +2 3 - - 1
Southport -1 2 £338 -10.00%
Birkenhead - 1 £300 - 2
Bootle - 1 £450 -
Microsoft
North West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 47 (47.47%) SQL
2 38 (38.38%) SQL Server
3 34 (34.34%) Agile Software Development
4 28 (28.28%) Waterfall
5 27 (27.27%) MS Excel
6 25 (25.25%) CRM
6 25 (25.25%) Dynamics CRM
7 22 (22.22%) Windows
8 17 (17.17%) Active Directory
9 15 (15.15%) Finance
10 13 (13.13%) .NET
10 13 (13.13%) Windows Server
11 11 (11.11%) MS Office
11 11 (11.11%) Oracle
11 11 (11.11%) SharePoint
11 11 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 9 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
12 9 (9.09%) MS Exchange
12 9 (9.09%) Citrix
12 9 (9.09%) Relational Database
13 8 (8.08%) Windows Server 2012
13 8 (8.08%) Project Management
13 8 (8.08%) Migration
13 8 (8.08%) Business Intelligence
13 8 (8.08%) ITIL
13 8 (8.08%) IIS
13 8 (8.08%) T-SQL
13 8 (8.08%) C#
13 8 (8.08%) Test Scripting
14 7 (7.07%) SQL Server Integration Services

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 11 (11.11%) SharePoint
2 9 (9.09%) MS Exchange
3 8 (8.08%) IIS
4 5 (5.05%) Skype for Business
5 2 (2.02%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (2.02%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.02%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (2.02%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.01%) Apache
6 1 (1.01%) Apache Spark
6 1 (1.01%) CMS
6 1 (1.01%) Confluence
6 1 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.01%) JBoss
6 1 (1.01%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.01%) WebSphere
Applications
1 27 (27.27%) MS Excel
2 11 (11.11%) MS Office
3 5 (5.05%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (3.03%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (1.01%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 25 (25.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.02%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.01%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (1.01%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (1.01%) Sage 1000
3 1 (1.01%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.06%) Office 365
2 4 (4.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.02%) IaaS
4 1 (1.01%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.01%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.03%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.02%) DNS
2 2 (2.02%) Internet
2 2 (2.02%) SAN
2 2 (2.02%) VPN
2 2 (2.02%) Wireless
3 1 (1.01%) DHCP
3 1 (1.01%) Firewall
3 1 (1.01%) Intranet
3 1 (1.01%) LAN
3 1 (1.01%) NAS
3 1 (1.01%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (1.01%) SSL
3 1 (1.01%) WAN
3 1 (1.01%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (38.38%) SQL Server
2 11 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 9 (9.09%) Relational Database
4 7 (7.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (6.06%) MySQL
5 6 (6.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 5 (5.05%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (4.04%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (4.04%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (3.03%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 3 (3.03%) NoSQL
9 2 (2.02%) MongoDB
9 2 (2.02%) MS Access
9 2 (2.02%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (2.02%) Power BI
9 2 (2.02%) QlikView
9 2 (2.02%) Siebel EIM
10 1 (1.01%) BusinessObjects
10 1 (1.01%) OLTP
10 1 (1.01%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 3 (3.03%) JIRA
2 2 (2.02%) Mercurial
2 2 (2.02%) Subversion
2 2 (2.02%) TeamCity
2 2 (2.02%) Visual Studio
2 2 (2.02%) YouTrack
General
1 15 (15.15%) Finance
2 7 (7.07%) Advertising
2 7 (7.07%) Banking
3 2 (2.02%) Back Office
3 2 (2.02%) Local Government
3 2 (2.02%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.01%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.01%) Retail
4 1 (1.01%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 41 (41.41%) Analyst
2 36 (36.36%) Developer
3 18 (18.18%) Analyst Developer
4 7 (7.07%) Architect
4 7 (7.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (6.06%) Microsoft Developer
6 5 (5.05%) 2nd Line Support
6 5 (5.05%) CRM Developer
6 5 (5.05%) Data Analyst
6 5 (5.05%) Server Engineer
6 5 (5.05%) Service Analyst
6 5 (5.05%) SQL Developer
7 4 (4.04%) Dynamics CRM Developer
7 4 (4.04%) Service Desk Analyst
7 4 (4.04%) Windows Engineer
8 3 (3.03%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 3 (3.03%) Communications Manager
8 3 (3.03%) Consultant
8 3 (3.03%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (3.03%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (13.13%) .NET
2 6 (6.06%) ASP.NET
3 4 (4.04%) .NET Framework
3 4 (4.04%) jQuery
4 3 (3.03%) CSS
4 3 (3.03%) HTML
4 3 (3.03%) SAML
4 3 (3.03%) Web Services
4 3 (3.03%) XML
5 2 (2.02%) Autofac
5 2 (2.02%) Hibernate
5 2 (2.02%) JSON
5 2 (2.02%) REST
5 2 (2.02%) SOAP
5 2 (2.02%) Spring
5 2 (2.02%) XSD
6 1 (1.01%) JSP
6 1 (1.01%) LAMP
6 1 (1.01%) MDX
6 1 (1.01%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.06%) Management Information System
2 4 (4.04%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.03%) Blackberry
3 3 (3.03%) Data Centre
3 3 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (3.03%) iPad
3 3 (3.03%) NHS
4 2 (2.02%) Handset
5 1 (1.01%) CESG
5 1 (1.01%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.01%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.01%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.01%) PKI
5 1 (1.01%) PMI
5 1 (1.01%) Replication
5 1 (1.01%) User Experience
5 1 (1.01%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 22 (22.22%) Windows
2 13 (13.13%) Windows Server
3 8 (8.08%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (7.07%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (6.06%) Windows 7
6 5 (5.05%) Linux
7 4 (4.04%) Unix
7 4 (4.04%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (4.04%) Windows XP
8 2 (2.02%) AIX
8 2 (2.02%) HPUX
8 2 (2.02%) Solaris
8 2 (2.02%) Windows Vista
9 1 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (34.34%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (28.28%) Waterfall
3 25 (25.25%) CRM
4 8 (8.08%) Business Intelligence
4 8 (8.08%) ITIL
4 8 (8.08%) Migration
4 8 (8.08%) Project Management
4 8 (8.08%) Test Scripting
5 6 (6.06%) Data Analysis
5 6 (6.06%) ETL
6 5 (5.05%) Performance Tuning
6 5 (5.05%) PRINCE2
7 4 (4.04%) Change Management
7 4 (4.04%) Data Modelling
7 4 (4.04%) MVC
7 4 (4.04%) Performance Management
7 4 (4.04%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (3.03%) Data Migration
8 3 (3.03%) Database Tuning
8 3 (3.03%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 47 (47.47%) SQL
2 8 (8.08%) C#
2 8 (8.08%) T-SQL
3 7 (7.07%) PL/SQL
4 3 (3.03%) PowerShell
5 2 (2.02%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.02%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.01%) C
6 1 (1.01%) Java
6 1 (1.01%) PHP
Qualifications
1 9 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (6.06%) Security Cleared
3 4 (4.04%) Degree
4 3 (3.03%) MCITP
4 3 (3.03%) MCSE
5 2 (2.02%) MCDBA
5 2 (2.02%) MCDST
5 2 (2.02%) MCTS
5 2 (2.02%) PMI Certification
5 2 (2.02%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (1.01%) AAT
6 1 (1.01%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.01%) MCP
6 1 (1.01%) Microsoft Certified Architect
6 1 (1.01%) PMP
6 1 (1.01%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.01%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (1.01%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.02%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.01%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.01%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (17.17%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.03%) Hyper-V
2 3 (3.03%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (3.03%) vSphere
3 1 (1.01%) Forefront TMG
3 1 (1.01%) UAG
3 1 (1.01%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.01%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (5.05%) SCOM
2 4 (4.04%) SCCM
3 1 (1.01%) EdgeSight
3 1 (1.01%) Nagios
3 1 (1.01%) Puppet
3 1 (1.01%) Red Hat Satellite
3 1 (1.01%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 11 (11.11%) Oracle
2 9 (9.09%) Citrix
3 4 (4.04%) HP
3 4 (4.04%) VMware
4 2 (2.02%) BT
4 2 (2.02%) EMC
4 2 (2.02%) Informatica
4 2 (2.02%) Siebel
5 1 (1.01%) ArcSight
5 1 (1.01%) Ariba
5 1 (1.01%) Brocade
5 1 (1.01%) CA
5 1 (1.01%) Cisco
5 1 (1.01%) OpenText
5 1 (1.01%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.01%) Sage
5 1 (1.01%) SAP
5 1 (1.01%) Siemens
5 1 (1.01%) SimCorp
5 1 (1.01%) Tableau
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