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 22 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.

3 months to
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certification
Merseyside / Liverpool
Rank 31 31 24
Rank change year-on-year
0 -7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 1 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 0.49% 2.33% 0.61%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.78% 8.57% 1.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 1
Median daily rate £363 £375 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +87.50%
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £16.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.09 £16.92 £15.77
% change year-on-year
-4.90% +7.29%

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
36 70 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 17.73% 27.13% 35.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 43 36
Median daily rate £468 £425 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -10.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £630 £500 £537
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 0
Median hourly rate £12.00 £16.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.27% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.15 £40.00 £19.48
% change year-on-year
-29.62% +105.39%

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Liverpool

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Liverpool region citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 30 Related IT Skills in Liverpool

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification 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 Certification.

1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 2 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 2 (100.00%) MVC
1 2 (100.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) CMS
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) Rhino Mocks
2 1 (50.00%) Moq
2 1 (50.00%) BDD
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
2 1 (50.00%) Digital Media
2 1 (50.00%) Web Application Development
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 1 (50.00%) Resource Allocation
2 1 (50.00%) MCP
2 1 (50.00%) MCAD
2 1 (50.00%) MCSD
2 1 (50.00%) OO
2 1 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Internet
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) TDD
2 1 (50.00%) NUnit
2 1 (50.00%) Content Management
2 1 (50.00%) Ajax
2 1 (50.00%) MCTS

Microsoft Certification
Top Related 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 1 (50.00%) CMS
1 1 (50.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (50.00%) Sitecore CMS
1 1 (50.00%) Umbraco
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Moq
1 1 (50.00%) NUnit
1 1 (50.00%) Rhino Mocks
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) .NET Developer
1 2 (100.00%) Developer
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
2 1 (50.00%) C# .NET Developer
2 1 (50.00%) C# Developer
2 1 (50.00%) Digital Developer
2 1 (50.00%) Digital Media Manager
2 1 (50.00%) EPiServer Developer
2 1 (50.00%) Sitecore Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 2 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (50.00%) Ajax
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 1 (50.00%) NHibernate
2 1 (50.00%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Blog
1 1 (50.00%) Digital Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) MVC
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) BDD
2 1 (50.00%) Content Management
2 1 (50.00%) Kanban
2 1 (50.00%) OO
2 1 (50.00%) Resource Allocation
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) TDD
2 1 (50.00%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) MCAD
1 1 (50.00%) MCP
1 1 (50.00%) MCSD
1 1 (50.00%) MCTS
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Ektron
1 1 (50.00%) EPiServer
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) Sitecore