The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Liverpool region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank - 24 19
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 0 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool - 1.95% 3.26%
As % of the Qualifications category - 5.36% 10.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Average daily rate - - £359
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £285 £288
% change year-on-year
+9.64% -0.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £12.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -11.42%
Qualifications Category
Liverpool
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
27 56 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 20.00% 36.36% 29.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 32 32
Average daily rate £318 £425 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.29% +19.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £290 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £477 £500 £487
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Average hourly rate £15.00 £28.50 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.36% -3.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £23.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-24.21% -5.00%
Microsoft Certification
Merseyside

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

Microsoft Certification
Top 21 Related IT Skills in Liverpool

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (50.00%) PRINCE
2 1 (50.00%) Project Management
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) WinForms
2 1 (50.00%) TDD
2 1 (50.00%) MCTS
2 1 (50.00%) MCPD
2 1 (50.00%) WPF
2 1 (50.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) MCP
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) OO
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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.

General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) WinForms
1 1 (50.00%) WPF
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) PRINCE
1 1 (50.00%) Project Management
1 1 (50.00%) TDD
1 1 (50.00%) Unit Testing
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL
1 1 (50.00%) OO
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C#
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (50.00%) MCTS
1 1 (50.00%) MCPD
1 1 (50.00%) MCP
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco