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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 6 10 15
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 35 28 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 14.29% 11.38% 7.55%
As % of the Vendors category 30.97% 30.11% 17.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 17 8
Average daily rate
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£350 £300 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £171 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £425 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 5
Average hourly rate £11.75 £13.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.61% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £10.60 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.95 £21.00 £20.12
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -7.93%
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
113 93 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 46.12% 37.80% 41.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 46 45
Average daily rate £350 £318 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.23% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £172 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £491 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 11
Average hourly rate £17.00 £21.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.93% +30.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.90 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.42 £22.10 £75.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.30 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-6.73% +1.57%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 +3 32 £325 +61.69% 14
St Helens 0 2 £405 -
Wirral +2 1 - - 1
Microsoft
North West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 21 (36.84%) SQL Server
2 14 (24.56%) Windows
2 14 (24.56%) MS Excel
2 14 (24.56%) SharePoint
3 13 (22.81%) .NET
4 11 (19.30%) SQL
5 10 (17.54%) Umbraco
6 9 (15.79%) Web Development
6 9 (15.79%) Finance
7 8 (14.04%) C#
7 8 (14.04%) MS Office
7 8 (14.04%) Windows XP
7 8 (14.04%) SCCM
8 7 (12.28%) QA
8 7 (12.28%) HTML5
8 7 (12.28%) SharePoint 2010
8 7 (12.28%) HTML
8 7 (12.28%) JavaScript
8 7 (12.28%) Active Directory
9 6 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (10.53%) VMware
9 6 (10.53%) Internet
9 6 (10.53%) Oracle
9 6 (10.53%) Windows 7
9 6 (10.53%) Dynamics AX
9 6 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
9 6 (10.53%) jQuery
10 5 (8.77%) Degree
10 5 (8.77%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (8.77%) NHS

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 14 (24.56%) SharePoint
2 10 (17.54%) Umbraco
3 7 (12.28%) SharePoint 2010
4 4 (7.02%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 14 (24.56%) MS Excel
2 8 (14.04%) MS Office
3 4 (7.02%) MS Project
4 1 (1.75%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.75%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (10.53%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (3.51%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (3.51%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.75%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.75%) PaaS
1 1 (1.75%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.53%) Internet
2 4 (7.02%) Firewall
3 3 (5.26%) Ethernet
3 3 (5.26%) TCP/IP
3 3 (5.26%) VPN
4 2 (3.51%) DNS
4 2 (3.51%) DSL
4 2 (3.51%) VoIP
4 2 (3.51%) IP Telephony
4 2 (3.51%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (3.51%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (1.75%) LAN
5 1 (1.75%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (36.84%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (5.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (3.51%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (3.51%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (3.51%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (3.51%) Oracle Database
4 2 (3.51%) OLAP
4 2 (3.51%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (3.51%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (3.51%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (3.51%) Siebel EIM
5 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (1.75%) Sybase ASE
5 1 (1.75%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (1.75%) ERwin
General
1 9 (15.79%) Finance
2 4 (7.02%) Marketing
3 3 (5.26%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.51%) Banking
5 1 (1.75%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.75%) Advertising
5 1 (1.75%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (24.56%) Developer
2 12 (21.05%) Analyst
3 9 (15.79%) Web Developer
4 8 (14.04%) 1st Line Support
5 7 (12.28%) Support Engineer
6 6 (10.53%) Consultant
6 6 (10.53%) Desktop Support
6 6 (10.53%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 6 (10.53%) Support Analyst
7 5 (8.77%) Dynamics AX Consultant
7 5 (8.77%) Functional Consultant
7 5 (8.77%) Desktop Engineer
8 3 (5.26%) Project Analyst
9 2 (3.51%) IT Support Engineer
9 2 (3.51%) Server Analyst
9 2 (3.51%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 2 (3.51%) Administrator
9 2 (3.51%) Project Manager
9 2 (3.51%) Trainer
9 2 (3.51%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (22.81%) .NET
2 7 (12.28%) HTML
2 7 (12.28%) HTML5
3 6 (10.53%) jQuery
4 4 (7.02%) .NET Framework
4 4 (7.02%) ASP.NET
5 3 (5.26%) Web Services
5 3 (5.26%) WCF
6 1 (1.75%) XML
6 1 (1.75%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.77%) NHS
2 4 (7.02%) PDA
3 2 (3.51%) Replication
4 1 (1.75%) PKI
4 1 (1.75%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.75%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.75%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 14 (24.56%) Windows
2 8 (14.04%) Windows XP
3 6 (10.53%) Windows 7
4 3 (5.26%) Windows Vista
5 2 (3.51%) Windows 8
5 2 (3.51%) Linux
5 2 (3.51%) UNIX
6 1 (1.75%) Windows 2000
6 1 (1.75%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (15.79%) Web Development
2 6 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (8.77%) Change Management
4 4 (7.02%) Software Engineering
5 3 (5.26%) Systems Analysis
5 3 (5.26%) Content Management
5 3 (5.26%) MVC
5 3 (5.26%) ETL
5 3 (5.26%) Test Scripting
5 3 (5.26%) Time Management
5 3 (5.26%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (3.51%) Data Modelling
6 2 (3.51%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (3.51%) Project Management
6 2 (3.51%) CRM
6 2 (3.51%) Migration
6 2 (3.51%) Logistics
6 2 (3.51%) Data Migration
6 2 (3.51%) Data Mapping
6 2 (3.51%) Database Tuning
Programming Languages
1 11 (19.30%) SQL
2 8 (14.04%) C#
3 7 (12.28%) JavaScript
4 4 (7.02%) Java
5 3 (5.26%) VBScript
6 2 (3.51%) Shell Script
6 2 (3.51%) T-SQL
6 2 (3.51%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (8.77%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (8.77%) Degree
2 2 (3.51%) MCSE
2 2 (3.51%) CCNA
2 2 (3.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (3.51%) MCITP
2 2 (3.51%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.75%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.75%) ISEB
3 1 (1.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (12.28%) QA
2 3 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (12.28%) Active Directory
2 6 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.51%) Hyper-V
3 2 (3.51%) vSphere
3 2 (3.51%) Terminal Services
3 2 (3.51%) VMware ESX
3 2 (3.51%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.75%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 8 (14.04%) SCCM
2 1 (1.75%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (1.75%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 6 (10.53%) Oracle
1 6 (10.53%) VMware
2 4 (7.02%) Acronis
2 4 (7.02%) Cisco
3 3 (5.26%) HP
3 3 (5.26%) Apple
4 2 (3.51%) Siebel
4 2 (3.51%) Veeam
4 2 (3.51%) Adobe
4 2 (3.51%) Citrix
4 2 (3.51%) BMC
4 2 (3.51%) Cerner
4 2 (3.51%) Informatica
5 1 (1.75%) NetApp
5 1 (1.75%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.75%) Sybase
5 1 (1.75%) Remedy
5 1 (1.75%) Perforce
5 1 (1.75%) EMC
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