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 18 January 2017 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
North West / Merseyside
Rank 8 8 6
Rank change year-on-year
0 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 35 38 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 13.57% 11.84% 12.90%
As % of the Vendors category 26.52% 24.68% 21.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 22 15
Median daily rate £350 £413 £245
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.15% +68.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £178 £134
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £450 £290
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 6
Median hourly rate - £16.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +10.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £15.90 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-15.09% +6.00%

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
132 154 152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 51.16% 47.98% 61.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 83 77
Median daily rate £350 £400 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +45.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £175 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 12
Median hourly rate £21.75 £16.50 £12.71
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.81% +29.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £16.05 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £59.25 £16.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-22.22% +34.32%

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 18 January 2017.

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 18 January 2017. 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 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 +1 28 £350 -17.64% 17
Wirral -1 4 £330 -22.35% 2
Bootle - 1 £465 - 1
Microsoft
North West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, 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 31 (46.27%) Windows
2 24 (35.82%) MS Excel
3 22 (32.84%) .NET
3 22 (32.84%) MS Office
4 21 (31.34%) SQL
5 20 (29.85%) SQL Server
6 16 (23.88%) C#
6 16 (23.88%) Finance
7 15 (22.39%) Windows Server
8 14 (20.90%) Agile Software Development
9 12 (17.91%) MVC
9 12 (17.91%) Project Management
9 12 (17.91%) SharePoint
10 11 (16.42%) Linux
10 11 (16.42%) ASP.NET
11 10 (14.93%) Google
12 9 (13.43%) Unix
12 9 (13.43%) ITIL
12 9 (13.43%) Internet
13 8 (11.94%) IIS
13 8 (11.94%) CRM
13 8 (11.94%) Analytical Skills
14 7 (10.45%) Data Centre
14 7 (10.45%) ITIL V3
14 7 (10.45%) SQL Server 2012
14 7 (10.45%) Windows Server 2012
14 7 (10.45%) Visual Studio
14 7 (10.45%) Degree
14 7 (10.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 7 (10.45%) Microsoft Azure

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 12 (17.91%) SharePoint
2 8 (11.94%) IIS
3 5 (7.46%) Apache
3 5 (7.46%) MS Exchange
3 5 (7.46%) WebSphere
4 2 (2.99%) CMS
4 2 (2.99%) Jetty
4 2 (2.99%) Mongrel
4 2 (2.99%) nginx
4 2 (2.99%) Sitecore CMS
4 2 (2.99%) Tomcat
4 2 (2.99%) Umbraco
5 1 (1.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.49%) DNN
5 1 (1.49%) Immediacy CMS
5 1 (1.49%) Kentico
5 1 (1.49%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 24 (35.82%) MS Excel
2 22 (32.84%) MS Office
3 6 (8.96%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (5.97%) MS Project
5 3 (4.48%) InfoPath
6 1 (1.49%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (4.48%) SAP BPC
2 2 (2.99%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (2.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.99%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 7 (10.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (4.48%) Google Analytics
3 2 (2.99%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.99%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (2.99%) G Suite
3 2 (2.99%) Google App Engine
3 2 (2.99%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (2.99%) Office 365
4 1 (1.49%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 9 (13.43%) Internet
2 6 (8.96%) Firewall
2 6 (8.96%) LAN
2 6 (8.96%) WAN
3 5 (7.46%) SAN
4 4 (5.97%) Intranet
5 3 (4.48%) DHCP
5 3 (4.48%) DNS
5 3 (4.48%) Extranet
5 3 (4.48%) NAS
6 2 (2.99%) FTP
6 2 (2.99%) HTTP
6 2 (2.99%) IPsec
6 2 (2.99%) SSL
6 2 (2.99%) TCP/IP
6 2 (2.99%) VPN
6 2 (2.99%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (1.49%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (1.49%) VLAN
7 1 (1.49%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (29.85%) SQL Server
2 7 (10.45%) SQL Server 2012
2 7 (10.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (8.96%) SQL Server 2014
4 5 (7.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (4.48%) MongoDB
5 3 (4.48%) MySQL
5 3 (4.48%) NoSQL
5 3 (4.48%) Relational Database
5 3 (4.48%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (2.99%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (2.99%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (2.99%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (2.99%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (1.49%) MS Access
7 1 (1.49%) OLAP
7 1 (1.49%) OLTP
7 1 (1.49%) Pentaho
7 1 (1.49%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.49%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 7 (10.45%) Visual Studio
2 3 (4.48%) JIRA
2 3 (4.48%) Rational Application Developer
2 3 (4.48%) Subversion
2 3 (4.48%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
2 3 (4.48%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
3 2 (2.99%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.99%) Travis CI
4 1 (1.49%) Bitbucket
4 1 (1.49%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (1.49%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (1.49%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 16 (23.88%) Finance
2 5 (7.46%) Banking
3 1 (1.49%) Back Office
3 1 (1.49%) Retail
Job Titles
1 23 (34.33%) Developer
2 13 (19.40%) .NET Developer
3 8 (11.94%) Analyst
4 7 (10.45%) C# Developer
4 7 (10.45%) Project Manager
5 6 (8.96%) C# .NET Developer
6 5 (7.46%) Applications Support
6 5 (7.46%) Software Developer
6 5 (7.46%) Sun Support
7 4 (5.97%) .NET Software Developer
7 4 (5.97%) SharePoint Developer
7 4 (5.97%) SQL Developer
8 3 (4.48%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 3 (4.48%) C# Software Developer
8 3 (4.48%) C# VB.NET Developer
8 3 (4.48%) Cloud Architect
8 3 (4.48%) Infrastructure Support
8 3 (4.48%) NetApp Engineer
8 3 (4.48%) Storage Engineer
8 3 (4.48%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (32.84%) .NET
2 11 (16.42%) ASP.NET
3 6 (8.96%) ASP.NET MVC
3 6 (8.96%) jQuery
3 6 (8.96%) XML
4 5 (7.46%) J2EE
5 4 (5.97%) AngularJS
6 3 (4.48%) .NET Framework
6 3 (4.48%) Autofac
6 3 (4.48%) Hibernate
6 3 (4.48%) HTML
6 3 (4.48%) JSON
6 3 (4.48%) Middleware
6 3 (4.48%) ODBC
6 3 (4.48%) REST
6 3 (4.48%) SAML
6 3 (4.48%) SOAP
6 3 (4.48%) Web Services
6 3 (4.48%) WF
6 3 (4.48%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.94%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (10.45%) Data Centre
3 3 (4.48%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.48%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.48%) User Experience
4 2 (2.99%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.49%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.49%) Data Extraction
5 1 (1.49%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.49%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.49%) Statistics
5 1 (1.49%) Tandem
5 1 (1.49%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 31 (46.27%) Windows
2 15 (22.39%) Windows Server
3 11 (16.42%) Linux
4 9 (13.43%) Unix
5 7 (10.45%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (8.96%) Windows 7
7 5 (7.46%) Windows 8
8 4 (5.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (5.97%) Solaris
8 4 (5.97%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (4.48%) Data ONTAP
10 2 (2.99%) Android
10 2 (2.99%) Apple iOS
10 2 (2.99%) Mac OS
10 2 (2.99%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (2.99%) Windows XP
11 1 (1.49%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (20.90%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (17.91%) MVC
2 12 (17.91%) Project Management
3 9 (13.43%) ITIL
4 8 (11.94%) CRM
5 7 (10.45%) ITIL V3
6 6 (8.96%) SOA
7 5 (7.46%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (7.46%) Investment Management
7 5 (7.46%) Practice Management
7 5 (7.46%) Release Management
7 5 (7.46%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (5.97%) Analytics
8 4 (5.97%) Data Centre Operations
8 4 (5.97%) Enterprise Architecture
8 4 (5.97%) PRINCE2
9 3 (4.48%) Migration
9 3 (4.48%) Scrum
9 3 (4.48%) UML
9 3 (4.48%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 21 (31.34%) SQL
2 16 (23.88%) C#
3 5 (7.46%) JavaScript
4 3 (4.48%) Java
4 3 (4.48%) PowerShell
4 3 (4.48%) T-SQL
4 3 (4.48%) VB.NET
5 1 (1.49%) C
5 1 (1.49%) VBA
5 1 (1.49%) X++
Qualifications
1 7 (10.45%) Degree
2 5 (7.46%) SC Cleared
2 5 (7.46%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.99%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.49%) CISSP
4 1 (1.49%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.49%) SANS
4 1 (1.49%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.48%) PCI DSS
1 3 (4.48%) QA
2 1 (1.49%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (8.96%) Active Directory
1 6 (8.96%) Hyper-V
2 2 (2.99%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.99%) vSphere
2 2 (2.99%) Xen
3 1 (1.49%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (1.49%) ISA Server
3 1 (1.49%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (2.99%) Puppet
2 1 (1.49%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (1.49%) Nagios
2 1 (1.49%) QRadar
2 1 (1.49%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (14.93%) Google
2 5 (7.46%) Cisco
2 5 (7.46%) Oracle
2 5 (7.46%) Sun
2 5 (7.46%) VMware
3 4 (5.97%) Citrix
3 4 (5.97%) Dell
3 4 (5.97%) F5
3 4 (5.97%) NetApp
3 4 (5.97%) Red Hat
4 3 (4.48%) Apple
4 3 (4.48%) EMC
4 3 (4.48%) Nintex
4 3 (4.48%) SAP
5 2 (2.99%) Ektron
5 2 (2.99%) EPiServer
5 2 (2.99%) iManage
5 2 (2.99%) Sitecore
6 1 (1.49%) LogRhythm
6 1 (1.49%) Splunk
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