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 June 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 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 2 7 6
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 60 20 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 15.92% 10.99% 14.50%
As % of the Vendors category 28.71% 25.64% 34.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 10 17
Average daily rate
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£275 £400 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.25% +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £151 £83 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £424 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 2
Average hourly rate £15.00 £11.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.00 £10.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.23 £11.00 £13.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00
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
209 78 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 55.44% 42.86% 42.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 42 37
Average daily rate £323 £410 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.34% +13.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £193 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £361 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 4
Average hourly rate £17.23 £17.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.10 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.67 £19.00 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+8.82% -12.82%

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 June 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 June 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 +7 42 £223 -44.37% 18
Wirral - 4 - -
St Helens 0 2 - - 2
Bootle - 1 - -
Southport - 1 £375 - 2
Microsoft
North West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 72 (58.06%) Windows
2 39 (31.45%) Active Directory
3 38 (30.65%) MS Office
4 28 (22.58%) MS Excel
5 25 (20.16%) SQL
6 23 (18.55%) Citrix
6 23 (18.55%) Windows Server 2008
7 22 (17.74%) Windows 7
8 20 (16.13%) SharePoint
8 20 (16.13%) ITIL
8 20 (16.13%) VMware
9 19 (15.32%) IIS
9 19 (15.32%) Windows Server 2012
10 18 (14.52%) SQL Server
10 18 (14.52%) Microsoft Certification
11 17 (13.71%) Windows Server 2003
12 16 (12.90%) HTTP
12 16 (12.90%) DNS
12 16 (12.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 14 (11.29%) VMware Infrastructure
13 14 (11.29%) Windows XP
13 14 (11.29%) Migration
14 13 (10.48%) MCP
14 13 (10.48%) Web Services
14 13 (10.48%) ITIL Certification
14 13 (10.48%) Agile Software Development
15 12 (9.68%) WCF
15 12 (9.68%) .NET
15 12 (9.68%) C#
16 11 (8.87%) DHCP

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 20 (16.13%) SharePoint
2 19 (15.32%) IIS
3 10 (8.06%) BizTalk Server
4 9 (7.26%) MQSeries
5 8 (6.45%) MS Exchange
6 7 (5.65%) SharePoint 2010
7 5 (4.03%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (2.42%) Office Communications Server
9 3 (2.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 3 (2.42%) Lync
9 3 (2.42%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (2.42%) WebLogic
9 3 (2.42%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (1.61%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.81%) Alfresco
11 1 (0.81%) K2 blackpearl
11 1 (0.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.81%) Documentum
Applications
1 38 (30.65%) MS Office
2 28 (22.58%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.61%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.81%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.81%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (2.42%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (1.61%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.81%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 11 (8.87%) Office 365
2 10 (8.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (6.45%) OneDrive
4 6 (4.84%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (3.23%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.81%) IaaS
6 1 (0.81%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 16 (12.90%) DNS
1 16 (12.90%) HTTP
2 11 (8.87%) DHCP
3 8 (6.45%) LAN
3 8 (6.45%) WAN
3 8 (6.45%) Firewall
4 6 (4.84%) SMTP
4 6 (4.84%) FTP
4 6 (4.84%) SSL
5 3 (2.42%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (1.61%) Internet
6 2 (1.61%) SAN
7 1 (0.81%) DMZ
7 1 (0.81%) Intranet
7 1 (0.81%) NAS
7 1 (0.81%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (14.52%) SQL Server
2 16 (12.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (3.23%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (2.42%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (2.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (2.42%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.81%) MySQL
6 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (0.81%) OLAP
6 1 (0.81%) SSDT
6 1 (0.81%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 10 (8.06%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (7.26%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.81%) MSI
3 1 (0.81%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 1 (0.81%) Axure RP
General
1 7 (5.65%) Finance
2 5 (4.03%) Manufacturing
3 3 (2.42%) Retail
3 3 (2.42%) Local Government
4 2 (1.61%) Banking
4 2 (1.61%) Advertising
5 1 (0.81%) Publishing
5 1 (0.81%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.81%) Multimedia
5 1 (0.81%) Billing
5 1 (0.81%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.81%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 32 (25.81%) Analyst
2 20 (16.13%) Support Analyst
3 16 (12.90%) Desktop Support
4 13 (10.48%) Developer
4 13 (10.48%) Administrator
5 10 (8.06%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 10 (8.06%) Architect
5 10 (8.06%) Desktop Analyst
6 9 (7.26%) BizTalk Developer
6 9 (7.26%) Project Manager
6 9 (7.26%) Support Engineer
7 7 (5.65%) Desktop Administrator
8 6 (4.84%) Service Analyst
8 6 (4.84%) Service Desk Analyst
9 5 (4.03%) Training Manager
9 5 (4.03%) Applications Developer
9 5 (4.03%) Consultant
9 5 (4.03%) IT Support
10 4 (3.23%) Applications Support
10 4 (3.23%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (10.48%) Web Services
2 12 (9.68%) .NET
2 12 (9.68%) WCF
3 11 (8.87%) ASP.NET
4 10 (8.06%) XML
4 10 (8.06%) REST
5 9 (7.26%) MSMQ
6 2 (1.61%) MDX
7 1 (0.81%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.81%) WPF
7 1 (0.81%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.26%) Clustering
2 7 (5.65%) Fat Client
2 7 (5.65%) Thin Client
3 5 (4.03%) Blackberry
3 5 (4.03%) NHS
4 4 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.42%) Replication
6 2 (1.61%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.81%) AS400
7 1 (0.81%) FMCG
7 1 (0.81%) iPhone
7 1 (0.81%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 72 (58.06%) Windows
2 23 (18.55%) Windows Server 2008
3 22 (17.74%) Windows 7
4 19 (15.32%) Windows Server 2012
5 17 (13.71%) Windows Server 2003
6 14 (11.29%) Windows XP
7 9 (7.26%) Windows 8
8 7 (5.65%) Android
8 7 (5.65%) Apple iOS
9 4 (3.23%) VMS
9 4 (3.23%) OpenVMS
10 3 (2.42%) BlackBerry OS
10 3 (2.42%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.81%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.81%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.81%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (16.13%) ITIL
2 14 (11.29%) Migration
3 13 (10.48%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (8.87%) SOA
5 10 (8.06%) Infrastructure Management
6 9 (7.26%) Web Application Development
6 9 (7.26%) Release Management
7 8 (6.45%) OOP
7 8 (6.45%) OO
8 7 (5.65%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (5.65%) Patch Management
8 7 (5.65%) Performance Tuning
9 6 (4.84%) PRINCE2
10 5 (4.03%) Project Management
11 4 (3.23%) Change Management
11 4 (3.23%) Data Migration
11 4 (3.23%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 4 (3.23%) Server Building
12 3 (2.42%) Enterprise Architecture
12 3 (2.42%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 25 (20.16%) SQL
2 12 (9.68%) C#
3 10 (8.06%) XQuery
3 10 (8.06%) XPath
4 5 (4.03%) T-SQL
5 3 (2.42%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.81%) VB6
6 1 (0.81%) VB
6 1 (0.81%) Java
6 1 (0.81%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 18 (14.52%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (10.48%) MCP
2 13 (10.48%) ITIL Certification
3 7 (5.65%) Citrix Certification
4 6 (4.84%) Security Cleared
4 6 (4.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (2.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 3 (2.42%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (1.61%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.61%) MCSE
6 2 (1.61%) MCSA
7 1 (0.81%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.81%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.81%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.23%) SLA
2 1 (0.81%) QA
System Software
1 39 (31.45%) Active Directory
2 14 (11.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (6.45%) Hyper-V
4 7 (5.65%) Terminal Services
4 7 (5.65%) VMware ESX
4 7 (5.65%) VMware Workstation
4 7 (5.65%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (4.84%) Microsoft App-V
5 6 (4.84%) XenApp
6 3 (2.42%) Xen
6 3 (2.42%) vSphere
7 1 (0.81%) Firmware
7 1 (0.81%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.81%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 8 (6.45%) SCCM
2 3 (2.42%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (0.81%) SCVMM
3 1 (0.81%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.81%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.81%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 23 (18.55%) Citrix
2 20 (16.13%) VMware
3 4 (3.23%) Symantec
3 4 (3.23%) Google
4 3 (2.42%) Apple
4 3 (2.42%) Oracle
5 2 (1.61%) HP
5 2 (1.61%) EMC
6 1 (0.81%) NetApp
6 1 (0.81%) Veritas
6 1 (0.81%) Dell
6 1 (0.81%) IBM
6 1 (0.81%) FrontRange
6 1 (0.81%) PlateSpin
6 1 (0.81%) WatchGuard
6 1 (0.81%) Acronis
6 1 (0.81%) Remedy
6 1 (0.81%) Sophos
6 1 (0.81%) OpenText
6 1 (0.81%) AppSense
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