The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Certification in IT contracts advertised for the Liverpool region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Certification over the 3 months to 1 July 2015 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.

Location
3 months to
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 26 20 18
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 8 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 3.03% 1.36% 2.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.31% 6.06% 7.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £341 £313 £306
% change year-on-year
+9.20% +2.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £15.50 £16.67
% change year-on-year
+19.35% -7.01%
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Merseyside

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Liverpool region.

Qualifications Category
Liverpool
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
65 33 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 24.62% 22.45% 30.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 16 28
Average daily rate £500 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £200 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £855 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £27.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -9.09%

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Liverpool

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Liverpool region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in Liverpool

Microsoft Certification
Daily Rate Trend in Liverpool

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

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Trend in Liverpool

Microsoft Certification
Hourly Rate Trend in Liverpool

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

Microsoft Certification Hourly Rate Trend in Liverpool

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Liverpool

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Liverpool region citing Microsoft Certification 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 Certification.

1 16 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 13 (81.25%) Active Directory
2 13 (81.25%) DNS
2 13 (81.25%) ITIL
2 13 (81.25%) MCP
2 13 (81.25%) Windows
2 13 (81.25%) ITIL Certification
2 13 (81.25%) VMware
2 13 (81.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (56.25%) SQL
4 7 (43.75%) MS Office
4 7 (43.75%) MS Excel
4 7 (43.75%) LAN
4 7 (43.75%) WAN
4 7 (43.75%) DHCP
4 7 (43.75%) Citrix
4 7 (43.75%) Citrix Certification
4 7 (43.75%) Thin Client
4 7 (43.75%) Terminal Services
4 7 (43.75%) Fat Client
4 7 (43.75%) VMware Workstation
4 7 (43.75%) Windows 7
5 6 (37.50%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (37.50%) Performance Tuning
5 6 (37.50%) Patch Management
5 6 (37.50%) Clustering
5 6 (37.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 6 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (37.50%) Firewall

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Liverpool region citing Microsoft Certification 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 Certification. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (37.50%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (43.75%) MS Office
1 7 (43.75%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 13 (81.25%) DNS
2 7 (43.75%) LAN
2 7 (43.75%) WAN
2 7 (43.75%) DHCP
3 6 (37.50%) FTP
3 6 (37.50%) HTTP
3 6 (37.50%) SMTP
3 6 (37.50%) SSL
3 6 (37.50%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
1 3 (18.75%) SQL Server 2005
1 3 (18.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 3 (18.75%) SQL Server 2012
Job Titles
1 10 (62.50%) Administrator
2 7 (43.75%) Desktop Administrator
3 3 (18.75%) DBA
3 3 (18.75%) SQL DBA
Miscellaneous
1 7 (43.75%) Thin Client
1 7 (43.75%) Fat Client
2 6 (37.50%) Clustering
3 3 (18.75%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 13 (81.25%) Windows
2 7 (43.75%) Windows 7
3 6 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (81.25%) ITIL
2 6 (37.50%) Performance Tuning
2 6 (37.50%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (56.25%) SQL
2 3 (18.75%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (81.25%) MCP
1 13 (81.25%) ITIL Certification
2 7 (43.75%) Citrix Certification
3 6 (37.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 13 (81.25%) Active Directory
1 13 (81.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (43.75%) Terminal Services
2 7 (43.75%) VMware Workstation
3 6 (37.50%) VMware ESX
3 6 (37.50%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 16 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 13 (81.25%) VMware
3 7 (43.75%) Citrix