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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 9 3 6
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 37 65 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 13.26% 16.84% 14.17%
As % of the Vendors category 22.84% 31.10% 31.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 31 19
Median daily rate £350 £300 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £135 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £525 £410
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 3
Median hourly rate £14.17 £14.50 £11.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.27% +23.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £14.00 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £16.90 £11.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
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
162 209 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 58.06% 54.15% 45.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 82 56
Median daily rate £400 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 10
Median hourly rate £14.17 £17.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.02% +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.79 £14.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £22.50 £19.42
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 -2 27 £350 +60.91% 12
Southport - 3 £350 - 1
Bootle +1 2 £350 -
Microsoft
North West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 44 (49.44%) Windows
2 30 (33.71%) SQL
2 30 (33.71%) Active Directory
3 25 (28.09%) SQL Server
4 23 (25.84%) MS Excel
4 23 (25.84%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (21.35%) MS Office
5 19 (21.35%) CRM
6 18 (20.22%) Windows Server
7 17 (19.10%) Dynamics CRM
8 15 (16.85%) Oracle
8 15 (16.85%) Windows Server 2012
9 14 (15.73%) .NET
9 14 (15.73%) Finance
9 14 (15.73%) Windows Server 2003
10 13 (14.61%) SharePoint
10 13 (14.61%) Waterfall
10 13 (14.61%) Relational Database
11 11 (12.36%) MS Exchange
11 11 (12.36%) IIS
11 11 (12.36%) Internet
12 10 (11.24%) ITIL
12 10 (11.24%) .NET Framework
12 10 (11.24%) Windows Server 2008
13 9 (10.11%) Degree
13 9 (10.11%) Unix
13 9 (10.11%) Linux
13 9 (10.11%) MySQL
13 9 (10.11%) PL/SQL
13 9 (10.11%) Windows XP

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 (14.61%) SharePoint
2 11 (12.36%) IIS
2 11 (12.36%) MS Exchange
3 9 (10.11%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (4.49%) Apache
4 4 (4.49%) JBoss
4 4 (4.49%) Tomcat
5 2 (2.25%) SAS
6 1 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.12%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.12%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 23 (25.84%) MS Excel
2 19 (21.35%) MS Office
3 5 (5.62%) MS Project
4 2 (2.25%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (1.12%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 17 (19.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.25%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (2.25%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.37%) Office 365
2 2 (2.25%) Google Apps
3 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (12.36%) Internet
2 9 (10.11%) Firewall
3 8 (8.99%) DNS
4 4 (4.49%) DHCP
4 4 (4.49%) SSL
4 4 (4.49%) tcpdump
4 4 (4.49%) Wireshark
5 2 (2.25%) DSL
5 2 (2.25%) iSCSI
5 2 (2.25%) MPLS
5 2 (2.25%) NAS
5 2 (2.25%) SAN
5 2 (2.25%) Structured Cabling
5 2 (2.25%) VRRP
5 2 (2.25%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (1.12%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (1.12%) Network Security
6 1 (1.12%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (1.12%) Skype
6 1 (1.12%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (28.09%) SQL Server
2 13 (14.61%) Relational Database
3 9 (10.11%) MySQL
4 8 (8.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (5.62%) MongoDB
5 5 (5.62%) NoSQL
6 4 (4.49%) GIS
6 4 (4.49%) SQL Server 2000
6 4 (4.49%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (4.49%) SQL Server 2016
7 3 (3.37%) Oracle Database
7 3 (3.37%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (3.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (2.25%) MS Access
8 2 (2.25%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (2.25%) RDBMS
8 2 (2.25%) Siebel EIM
8 2 (2.25%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (1.12%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 7 (7.87%) JIRA
2 5 (5.62%) Subversion
3 1 (1.12%) Visual Studio
General
1 14 (15.73%) Finance
2 4 (4.49%) Banking
3 3 (3.37%) Marketing
4 2 (2.25%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.12%) Law
5 1 (1.12%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 40 (44.94%) Analyst
2 24 (26.97%) Developer
3 11 (12.36%) Analyst Developer
4 7 (7.87%) Data Analyst
4 7 (7.87%) Microsoft Developer
4 7 (7.87%) Service Analyst
5 6 (6.74%) Service Desk Analyst
6 5 (5.62%) Senior Analyst
6 5 (5.62%) Support Analyst
7 4 (4.49%) C# Developer
7 4 (4.49%) C# Software Developer
7 4 (4.49%) CRM Developer
7 4 (4.49%) Incident Analyst
7 4 (4.49%) Security Analyst
7 4 (4.49%) Senior Incident Analyst
7 4 (4.49%) Senior Security Analyst
7 4 (4.49%) Software Developer
8 3 (3.37%) .NET Software Developer
8 3 (3.37%) C# .NET Developer
8 3 (3.37%) SQL Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (15.73%) .NET
2 10 (11.24%) .NET Framework
3 6 (6.74%) SAML
4 5 (5.62%) Autofac
4 5 (5.62%) Hibernate
4 5 (5.62%) jQuery
4 5 (5.62%) JSON
4 5 (5.62%) REST
4 5 (5.62%) SOAP
4 5 (5.62%) Spring
4 5 (5.62%) Web Services
4 5 (5.62%) XML
4 5 (5.62%) XSD
5 4 (4.49%) JSP
5 4 (4.49%) LAMP
6 1 (1.12%) CSS
6 1 (1.12%) WAMP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.99%) NHS
2 6 (6.74%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (6.74%) Driving Licence
3 4 (4.49%) Clustering
3 4 (4.49%) Computer Science
3 4 (4.49%) Cyberthreat
3 4 (4.49%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.49%) PMI
4 2 (2.25%) Data Extraction
4 2 (2.25%) Microsoft Licensing
5 1 (1.12%) CESG
5 1 (1.12%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.12%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.12%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.12%) Statistics
5 1 (1.12%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.12%) User Experience
5 1 (1.12%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 44 (49.44%) Windows
2 18 (20.22%) Windows Server
3 15 (16.85%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (15.73%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (11.24%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (10.11%) Linux
6 9 (10.11%) Unix
6 9 (10.11%) Windows XP
7 6 (6.74%) Windows 7
7 6 (6.74%) Windows 8
8 4 (4.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (2.25%) Android
9 2 (2.25%) Apple iOS
9 2 (2.25%) Mac OS
9 2 (2.25%) Solaris
10 1 (1.12%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (25.84%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (21.35%) CRM
3 13 (14.61%) Waterfall
4 10 (11.24%) ITIL
5 8 (8.99%) Migration
6 7 (7.87%) Scrum
7 6 (6.74%) PRINCE2
7 6 (6.74%) Project Management
8 5 (5.62%) Automated Testing
8 5 (5.62%) ETL
8 5 (5.62%) MVC
8 5 (5.62%) OWASP
9 4 (4.49%) Capacity Management
9 4 (4.49%) Data Analysis
9 4 (4.49%) Data Mapping
9 4 (4.49%) Data Migration
9 4 (4.49%) Digital Forensics
9 4 (4.49%) Information Security
9 4 (4.49%) Performance Management
9 4 (4.49%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 30 (33.71%) SQL
2 9 (10.11%) PL/SQL
3 8 (8.99%) PowerShell
4 7 (7.87%) C#
4 7 (7.87%) T-SQL
5 5 (5.62%) Java
5 5 (5.62%) PHP
6 2 (2.25%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.25%) Shell Script
6 2 (2.25%) VBA
7 1 (1.12%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.12%) VB
7 1 (1.12%) X++
Qualifications
1 9 (10.11%) Degree
2 8 (8.99%) Security Cleared
3 6 (6.74%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (5.62%) MCTS
4 5 (5.62%) PMI Certification
4 5 (5.62%) SC Cleared
5 4 (4.49%) CFCE
5 4 (4.49%) EnCE
5 4 (4.49%) GCFA
5 4 (4.49%) GCFE
5 4 (4.49%) GIAC
5 4 (4.49%) MCITP
5 4 (4.49%) RHCE
6 1 (1.12%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.12%) MCSE
6 1 (1.12%) PMP
6 1 (1.12%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.62%) PCI DSS
2 3 (3.37%) SLA
3 2 (2.25%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 30 (33.71%) Active Directory
2 7 (7.87%) Hyper-V
3 5 (5.62%) vSphere
4 4 (4.49%) UAG
5 2 (2.25%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.12%) vCloud
6 1 (1.12%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.12%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (4.49%) EnCase
1 4 (4.49%) Puppet
1 4 (4.49%) Red Hat Satellite
2 3 (3.37%) SCCM
3 2 (2.25%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (2.25%) SCSM
3 2 (2.25%) vMotion
4 1 (1.12%) SCOM
4 1 (1.12%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 15 (16.85%) Oracle
2 9 (10.11%) VMware
3 5 (5.62%) ArcSight
4 4 (4.49%) Brocade
4 4 (4.49%) Rapid7
4 4 (4.49%) Red Hat
4 4 (4.49%) Splunk
5 3 (3.37%) HP
6 2 (2.25%) Apple
6 2 (2.25%) Ariba
6 2 (2.25%) Cisco
6 2 (2.25%) Dell
6 2 (2.25%) Google
6 2 (2.25%) iManage
6 2 (2.25%) Informatica
6 2 (2.25%) NETGEAR
6 2 (2.25%) Siebel
6 2 (2.25%) SonicWALL
7 1 (1.12%) Intel Security
7 1 (1.12%) Sun
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