Period
to 22 November 2017

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 6 months to 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 9 11 9
Rank change year-on-year +2 -2 -5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 46 53 66
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Liverpool 11.25% 12.07% 11.19%
As % of the Vendors category 29.68% 22.36% 21.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 29 40
Liverpool median daily rate £338 £363 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.90% +20.83% -14.29%
10th Percentile £142 £288 £128
90th Percentile £540 £503 £453
Merseyside median daily rate £325 £356 £313
% change year-on-year -8.77% +14.00% -10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 10 4
Liverpool median hourly rate £13.00 £14.34 £14.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.34% +0.63% +21.28%
10th Percentile £11.50 £13.15 £13.30
90th Percentile £14.50 £16.74 £17.63
Merseyside median hourly rate £13.00 £14.34 £14.50
% change year-on-year -9.34% -1.10% +22.11%

Microsoft is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in Liverpool.

All Vendors
Liverpool
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 155 237 302
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Liverpool 37.90% 53.99% 51.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 129 149
Liverpool median daily rate £368 £375 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.00% -3.85% +11.43%
10th Percentile £161 £263 £166
90th Percentile £588 £521 £513
Merseyside median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 9
Liverpool median hourly rate £13.00 £14.34 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.34% -18.06% +34.62%
10th Percentile £10.22 £13.50 £13.80
90th Percentile £18.88 £16.50 £23.75
Merseyside median hourly rate £13.00 £14.34 £17.50
% change year-on-year -9.34% -18.06% +20.69%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Liverpool

Job postings citing Microsoft as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Liverpool.

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 6 months to 22 November 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 22 November 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 27 (58.70%) Windows
2 19 (41.30%) Active Directory
3 14 (30.43%) Android
3 14 (30.43%) Apple iOS
4 13 (28.26%) Windows Server
5 10 (21.74%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (19.57%) VMware
6 9 (19.57%) SCCM
7 8 (17.39%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (17.39%) Finance
7 8 (17.39%) DNS
8 7 (15.22%) SQL Server
8 7 (15.22%) Microsoft Excel
8 7 (15.22%) CSS
8 7 (15.22%) HTML
8 7 (15.22%) Migration
8 7 (15.22%) Web Design
8 7 (15.22%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (13.04%) REST
9 6 (13.04%) Facilities Management
9 6 (13.04%) Java EE
9 6 (13.04%) JSON
9 6 (13.04%) Security Cleared
9 6 (13.04%) SC Cleared
9 6 (13.04%) PowerShell
9 6 (13.04%) Windows 10
9 6 (13.04%) Adaptive Web Design
9 6 (13.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 6 (13.04%) JSF
9 6 (13.04%) Google

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 6 (13.04%) MS Exchange
2 3 (6.52%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.17%) SAS
Applications
1 7 (15.22%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (10.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.17%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (2.17%) Infor LN
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.87%) Google Drive
1 5 (10.87%) Office 365
2 1 (2.17%) G Suite
2 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (17.39%) DNS
2 5 (10.87%) DHCP
2 5 (10.87%) LAN
3 4 (8.70%) NetScaler
3 4 (8.70%) SAN
3 4 (8.70%) SSL
4 3 (6.52%) Firewall
4 3 (6.52%) WAN
4 3 (6.52%) Wireless
5 2 (4.35%) Internet
5 2 (4.35%) VLAN
5 2 (4.35%) VoIP
5 2 (4.35%) VPN
5 2 (4.35%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (2.17%) DSL
6 1 (2.17%) Intranet
6 1 (2.17%) MPLS
6 1 (2.17%) Structured Cabling
6 1 (2.17%) VRRP
6 1 (2.17%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (15.22%) SQL Server
2 6 (13.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (10.87%) Power BI
3 5 (10.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (6.52%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (6.52%) PowerPivot
4 3 (6.52%) SAP Data Services
5 2 (4.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (2.17%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (2.17%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (2.17%) Qlik Sense
6 1 (2.17%) QlikView
6 1 (2.17%) RDBMS
6 1 (2.17%) Relational Database
6 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 4 (8.70%) JIRA
2 2 (4.35%) AdminStudio
3 1 (2.17%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (17.39%) Finance
2 3 (6.52%) Banking
2 3 (6.52%) Manufacturing
3 2 (4.35%) Law
3 2 (4.35%) Marketing
3 2 (4.35%) Publishing
4 1 (2.17%) Aerospace
4 1 (2.17%) Legal
4 1 (2.17%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (21.74%) Analyst
2 8 (17.39%) Architect
2 8 (17.39%) Digital Architect
2 8 (17.39%) Support Analyst
3 5 (10.87%) Consultant
3 5 (10.87%) Developer
4 4 (8.70%) 1st Line Support
4 4 (8.70%) 1st Line Support Analyst
4 4 (8.70%) IT Analyst
4 4 (8.70%) IT Support
4 4 (8.70%) IT Support Analyst
5 3 (6.52%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 3 (6.52%) Security Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) Server Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) User Experience Architect
6 2 (4.35%) Business Intelligence Consultant
6 2 (4.35%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 2 (4.35%) Senior Consultant
6 2 (4.35%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (15.22%) CSS
1 7 (15.22%) HTML
2 6 (13.04%) Java EE
2 6 (13.04%) JSF
2 6 (13.04%) JSON
2 6 (13.04%) JSP
2 6 (13.04%) REST
2 6 (13.04%) Servlets
2 6 (13.04%) Web Services
3 1 (2.17%) .NET
3 1 (2.17%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.39%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (10.87%) Fat Client
2 5 (10.87%) Smartphone
2 5 (10.87%) Thin Client
2 5 (10.87%) User Experience
3 3 (6.52%) Virtual Team
4 2 (4.35%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (4.35%) Social Media
5 1 (2.17%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.17%) Driving Licence
5 1 (2.17%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Licensing
5 1 (2.17%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 27 (58.70%) Windows
2 14 (30.43%) Android
2 14 (30.43%) Apple iOS
3 13 (28.26%) Windows Server
4 10 (21.74%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (15.22%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (13.04%) Windows 10
7 5 (10.87%) Windows 7
8 4 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (2.17%) Linux
9 1 (2.17%) Mac OS
9 1 (2.17%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (15.22%) Migration
1 7 (15.22%) Web Design
2 6 (13.04%) Adaptive Web Design
2 6 (13.04%) Business Intelligence
2 6 (13.04%) Facilities Management
3 4 (8.70%) Application Packaging
3 4 (8.70%) Capacity Management
3 4 (8.70%) Incident Management
3 4 (8.70%) Service Management
4 3 (6.52%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (6.52%) Data Migration
4 3 (6.52%) Enterprise Architecture
4 3 (6.52%) Project Management
5 2 (4.35%) Analytics
5 2 (4.35%) Change Management
5 2 (4.35%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (4.35%) Problem Management
5 2 (4.35%) Software Distribution
5 2 (4.35%) Strategic Planning
5 2 (4.35%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (13.04%) Java
1 6 (13.04%) PowerShell
2 2 (4.35%) C
2 2 (4.35%) SQL
2 2 (4.35%) T-SQL
2 2 (4.35%) VBScript
3 1 (2.17%) C#
3 1 (2.17%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
3 1 (2.17%) Embedded C
3 1 (2.17%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.17%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 6 (13.04%) SC Cleared
1 6 (13.04%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.52%) CTC Cleared
3 2 (4.35%) Degree
4 1 (2.17%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (2.17%) MCITP
4 1 (2.17%) MCSA
4 1 (2.17%) MCSE
4 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 19 (41.30%) Active Directory
2 5 (10.87%) XenApp
3 4 (8.70%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (8.70%) XenDesktop
4 3 (6.52%) Hyper-V
5 2 (4.35%) BitLocker
5 2 (4.35%) VMware Server
6 1 (2.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (19.57%) SCCM
2 4 (8.70%) AppDNA
2 4 (8.70%) WSUS
3 3 (6.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (2.17%) Backup Exec
4 1 (2.17%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (2.17%) vMotion
Vendors
1 9 (19.57%) VMware
2 6 (13.04%) Apple
2 6 (13.04%) Citrix
2 6 (13.04%) Google
3 5 (10.87%) HP
4 4 (8.70%) AppSense
4 4 (8.70%) Cisco
5 3 (6.52%) SAP
5 3 (6.52%) Veeam
6 2 (4.35%) Altiris
6 2 (4.35%) Meraki
6 2 (4.35%) Wyse
7 1 (2.17%) Aerohive Networks
7 1 (2.17%) Dell
7 1 (2.17%) Infor
7 1 (2.17%) Juniper
7 1 (2.17%) NETGEAR
7 1 (2.17%) Sage
7 1 (2.17%) SonicWALL
7 1 (2.17%) Xamarin