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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 24 - 23
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 9 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 3.49% - 1.83%
As % of the Qualifications category 14.52% - 5.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£200 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £322 £313 £295
% change year-on-year
+3.04% +5.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -3.22%
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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
62 25 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 24.03% 19.23% 36.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 16 35
Average daily rate £400 £265 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.94% -37.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £161 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £15.00 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -47.36%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -25.00%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Liverpool

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 10 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (70.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (70.00%) DNS
2 7 (70.00%) ITIL
2 7 (70.00%) MCP
2 7 (70.00%) Windows
2 7 (70.00%) ITIL Certification
2 7 (70.00%) VMware
2 7 (70.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (60.00%) SQL
4 4 (40.00%) MS Excel
4 4 (40.00%) LAN
4 4 (40.00%) WAN
4 4 (40.00%) DHCP
4 4 (40.00%) Citrix
4 4 (40.00%) Citrix Certification
4 4 (40.00%) Fat Client
4 4 (40.00%) VMware Workstation
4 4 (40.00%) Thin Client
4 4 (40.00%) Terminal Services
4 4 (40.00%) Windows 7
4 4 (40.00%) MS Office
5 3 (30.00%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (30.00%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (30.00%) VMware ESX
5 3 (30.00%) Firewall
5 3 (30.00%) Replication
5 3 (30.00%) Clustering

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 3 (30.00%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (40.00%) MS Excel
1 4 (40.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 7 (70.00%) DNS
2 4 (40.00%) LAN
2 4 (40.00%) WAN
2 4 (40.00%) DHCP
3 3 (30.00%) Firewall
3 3 (30.00%) FTP
3 3 (30.00%) HTTP
3 3 (30.00%) SSL
3 3 (30.00%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) Administrator
2 4 (40.00%) Desktop Administrator
3 3 (30.00%) DBA
3 3 (30.00%) SQL DBA
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Fat Client
1 4 (40.00%) Thin Client
2 3 (30.00%) Replication
2 3 (30.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 7 (70.00%) Windows
2 4 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) ITIL
2 3 (30.00%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) SQL
2 3 (30.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (70.00%) MCP
1 7 (70.00%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (40.00%) Citrix Certification
3 3 (30.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 7 (70.00%) Active Directory
1 7 (70.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (40.00%) VMware Workstation
2 4 (40.00%) Terminal Services
3 3 (30.00%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (30.00%) VMware ESX
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (70.00%) VMware
3 4 (40.00%) Citrix