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 2 March 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 28 19 27
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +8
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 4 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 1.82% 0.82% 1.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.48% 3.45% 3.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Average daily rate
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£200 - £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £293
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £12.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £18.20
% change year-on-year
-3.44% -20.32%
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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
73 29 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 33.18% 23.77% 31.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 17 32
Average daily rate £435 £400 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.75% -15.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £310 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £595 £598
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £353 £333
% change year-on-year
+9.06% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £15.77 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -22.12%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £17.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+40.00% -33.96%

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 2 March 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 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (66.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (66.67%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (50.00%) SQL
3 3 (50.00%) T-SQL
3 3 (50.00%) Replication
4 2 (33.33%) MCP
4 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
4 2 (33.33%) CRM
5 1 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (16.67%) Data Modelling
5 1 (16.67%) Data Mining
5 1 (16.67%) LAN
5 1 (16.67%) WAN
5 1 (16.67%) DHCP
5 1 (16.67%) DNS
5 1 (16.67%) MCSD
5 1 (16.67%) Windows
5 1 (16.67%) MCDBA
5 1 (16.67%) .NET
5 1 (16.67%) MS Office
5 1 (16.67%) ITIL
5 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (16.67%) VMware
5 1 (16.67%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
5 1 (16.67%) Citrix

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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.

Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (16.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) LAN
1 1 (16.67%) WAN
1 1 (16.67%) DHCP
1 1 (16.67%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (66.67%) SQL Server
1 4 (66.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 4 (66.67%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (16.67%) Relational Database
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (16.67%) Data Mining
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Administrator
2 3 (50.00%) DBA
2 3 (50.00%) SQL DBA
3 1 (16.67%) Data Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Desktop Administrator
3 1 (16.67%) Technical Support
3 1 (16.67%) Data Warehouse Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Replication
2 1 (16.67%) Fat Client
2 1 (16.67%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
1 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) CRM
2 1 (16.67%) Data Modelling
2 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
2 1 (16.67%) Coaching
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) SQL
1 3 (50.00%) T-SQL
2 1 (16.67%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) MCP
2 1 (16.67%) MCSD
2 1 (16.67%) MCDBA
2 1 (16.67%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (16.67%) MCITP
2 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
1 1 (16.67%) Terminal Services
1 1 (16.67%) VMware Workstation
1 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) Citrix
2 1 (16.67%) VMware