The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Liverpool with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never 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.

Microsoft
Merseyside / Liverpool
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 5 5 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 -3  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 33 52 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Liverpool 12.99% 20.72% 19.34%
As % of the Vendors category 31.73% 35.86% 35.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 41 30
Median daily rate £430 £450 £234
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.44% +92.51%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £325 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £475 £416
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 3
Median hourly rate - £13.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.84%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.40 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -4.00% -  

Microsoft is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in Liverpool.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Liverpool
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 104 145 131
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Liverpool 40.94% 57.77% 53.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 116 60
Median daily rate £400 £407 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.65% +25.15%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £250 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £486 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 6
Median hourly rate £15.09 £16.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.54% +26.92%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -14.47% +11.76%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Liverpool

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Liverpool citing Microsoft as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Liverpool

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Liverpool

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft in Liverpool.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft in Liverpool

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Liverpool

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Liverpool over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft in Liverpool

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Liverpool

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft in Liverpool.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Liverpool

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 Liverpool region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 23 (40.35%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (29.82%) MS Excel
2 17 (29.82%) Project Management
3 16 (28.07%) .NET
4 15 (26.32%) CRM
4 15 (26.32%) Dynamics CRM
5 13 (22.81%) Windows
6 10 (17.54%) C#
7 9 (15.79%) SQL
7 9 (15.79%) Finance
7 9 (15.79%) Process Improvement
7 9 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
8 8 (14.04%) Waterfall
8 8 (14.04%) JavaScript
8 8 (14.04%) SQL Server
8 8 (14.04%) Visual Studio
8 8 (14.04%) MS Exchange
9 7 (12.28%) ITIL
9 7 (12.28%) PRINCE2
9 7 (12.28%) ASP.NET
9 7 (12.28%) Active Directory
9 7 (12.28%) MVC
9 7 (12.28%) Microsoft Azure
9 7 (12.28%) SCCM
9 7 (12.28%) Data Centre
10 6 (10.53%) Supplier Management
10 6 (10.53%) Management Information System
10 6 (10.53%) MS Project
10 6 (10.53%) HTML
10 6 (10.53%) LAN

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in Liverpool 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 8 (14.04%) MS Exchange
2 4 (7.02%) SharePoint
3 3 (5.26%) CMS
3 3 (5.26%) Sitecore CMS
3 3 (5.26%) Umbraco
3 3 (5.26%) WebSphere
4 2 (3.51%) EPiServer
5 1 (1.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.75%) DNN
5 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.75%) IIS
5 1 (1.75%) Immediacy CMS
5 1 (1.75%) Kentico
5 1 (1.75%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 17 (29.82%) MS Excel
2 6 (10.53%) MS Project
3 5 (8.77%) MS Office
4 3 (5.26%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 15 (26.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.75%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 7 (12.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (8.77%) Office 365
3 1 (1.75%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.53%) LAN
2 5 (8.77%) Firewall
2 5 (8.77%) SAN
2 5 (8.77%) WAN
3 4 (7.02%) DNS
3 4 (7.02%) Internet
4 3 (5.26%) DHCP
4 3 (5.26%) NAS
5 2 (3.51%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.75%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (1.75%) Intranet
6 1 (1.75%) VLAN
6 1 (1.75%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (14.04%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (3.51%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (3.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (3.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.75%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.75%) EDMS
4 1 (1.75%) EDRMS
4 1 (1.75%) OLAP
4 1 (1.75%) OLAP Cube
4 1 (1.75%) OLTP
4 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 8 (14.04%) Visual Studio
2 3 (5.26%) Rational Application Developer
2 3 (5.26%) Visual Studio Team System
2 3 (5.26%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
3 1 (1.75%) AdminStudio
3 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (1.75%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (15.79%) Finance
2 2 (3.51%) Banking
3 1 (1.75%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.75%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 16 (28.07%) Developer
2 12 (21.05%) Project Manager
3 9 (15.79%) .NET Developer
4 6 (10.53%) Analyst
5 5 (8.77%) Business Analyst
5 5 (8.77%) Digital Project Manager
5 5 (8.77%) Microsoft Developer
6 4 (7.02%) Architect
6 4 (7.02%) C# .NET Developer
6 4 (7.02%) C# Developer
7 3 (5.26%) 1st/2nd Line Desktop Support
7 3 (5.26%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 3 (5.26%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
7 3 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support
7 3 (5.26%) CRM Developer
7 3 (5.26%) Desktop Support
7 3 (5.26%) Dynamics CRM Developer
7 3 (5.26%) Infrastructure Support
7 3 (5.26%) SQL Developer
7 3 (5.26%) Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (28.07%) .NET
2 7 (12.28%) ASP.NET
3 6 (10.53%) HTML
4 5 (8.77%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (7.02%) .NET Framework
5 4 (7.02%) ASP.NET Web API
5 4 (7.02%) CSS
6 3 (5.26%) AngularJS
6 3 (5.26%) J2EE
6 3 (5.26%) Middleware
6 3 (5.26%) WCF
7 2 (3.51%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 1 (1.75%) ASP.NET MVC 5
8 1 (1.75%) Entity Framework
8 1 (1.75%) jQuery
8 1 (1.75%) KnockoutJS
8 1 (1.75%) LINQ
8 1 (1.75%) LINQ to SQL
8 1 (1.75%) Regular Expression
8 1 (1.75%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (12.28%) Data Centre
3 6 (10.53%) Management Information System
4 3 (5.26%) Computer Science
5 2 (3.51%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.75%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.75%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.75%) BYOD
6 1 (1.75%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (1.75%) LIMS
6 1 (1.75%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.75%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 13 (22.81%) Windows
2 5 (8.77%) Linux
2 5 (8.77%) Windows 10
2 5 (8.77%) Windows Server
2 5 (8.77%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (7.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (7.02%) Solaris
3 4 (7.02%) Unix
3 4 (7.02%) Windows 7
4 3 (5.26%) Data ONTAP
5 1 (1.75%) Android
5 1 (1.75%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (40.35%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (29.82%) Project Management
3 15 (26.32%) CRM
4 9 (15.79%) Process Improvement
5 8 (14.04%) Waterfall
6 7 (12.28%) ITIL
6 7 (12.28%) MVC
6 7 (12.28%) PRINCE2
7 6 (10.53%) Case Management
7 6 (10.53%) Supplier Management
8 4 (7.02%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (7.02%) Data Centre Operations
8 4 (7.02%) Enterprise Architecture
8 4 (7.02%) Migration
9 3 (5.26%) Scrum
9 3 (5.26%) SOA
9 3 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (5.26%) UML
9 3 (5.26%) Validation
9 3 (5.26%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 10 (17.54%) C#
2 9 (15.79%) SQL
3 8 (14.04%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.51%) PowerShell
4 2 (3.51%) T-SQL
4 2 (3.51%) VB.NET
5 1 (1.75%) Java
5 1 (1.75%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (7.02%) Degree
2 3 (5.26%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (3.51%) APMP
3 2 (3.51%) ISEB
3 2 (3.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (3.51%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.51%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.26%) PMO
1 3 (5.26%) QA
2 1 (1.75%) GMP
System Software
1 7 (12.28%) Active Directory
2 4 (7.02%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.75%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (1.75%) ISA Server
3 1 (1.75%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (12.28%) SCCM
2 2 (3.51%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (1.75%) AirWatch
3 1 (1.75%) Nagios
3 1 (1.75%) SCOrch
3 1 (1.75%) SCSM
Vendors
1 5 (8.77%) Cisco
2 4 (7.02%) Dell
2 4 (7.02%) F5
2 4 (7.02%) Google
2 4 (7.02%) NetApp
2 4 (7.02%) Red Hat
3 3 (5.26%) Citrix
3 3 (5.26%) EMC
3 3 (5.26%) Sitecore
4 2 (3.51%) VMware
5 1 (1.75%) Acronis
5 1 (1.75%) Alterian
5 1 (1.75%) Altiris
5 1 (1.75%) EqualLogic
5 1 (1.75%) HP
5 1 (1.75%) IBM
5 1 (1.75%) Oracle
5 1 (1.75%) SolarWinds
5 1 (1.75%) Sourcefire
5 1 (1.75%) Wyse
Liverpool, Merseyside
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