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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 30 27 -
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 1 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 0.51% 1.11% -
As % of the Qualifications category 2.00% 2.90% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Average daily rate
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- £313 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £316 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.76% +5.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.67 £17.23 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +11.12%
Microsoft Certification
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
50 69 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 25.51% 38.33% 14.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 46 13
Average daily rate £425 £450 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +26.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £600 £483
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 0
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.08%

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 19 September 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 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) MCITP
2 2 (66.67%) Ethernet
2 2 (66.67%) VPN
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (66.67%) Firewall
2 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) VMware ESX
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) IP Telephony
2 2 (66.67%) Adobe
2 2 (66.67%) CCNA
2 2 (66.67%) HP
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (66.67%) Internet
2 2 (66.67%) DSL
2 2 (66.67%) MS Office
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) MCSE
2 2 (66.67%) Hyper-V
2 2 (66.67%) Time Management
2 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
3 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
3 1 (33.33%) Coaching
3 1 (33.33%) MCDBA
3 1 (33.33%) CRM
3 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

Applications
1 2 (66.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) Ethernet
1 2 (66.67%) VPN
1 2 (66.67%) Firewall
1 2 (66.67%) IP Telephony
1 2 (66.67%) Internet
1 2 (66.67%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
1 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (33.33%) Data Mining
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Support Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) IT Support Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) IT Support
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Data Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) Time Management
2 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
2 1 (33.33%) Coaching
2 1 (33.33%) CRM
2 1 (33.33%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) MCITP
2 2 (66.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (66.67%) CCNA
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (66.67%) MCSE
3 1 (33.33%) MCDBA
3 1 (33.33%) MCP
3 1 (33.33%) MCSD
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) VMware ESX
1 2 (66.67%) Hyper-V
1 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) Adobe
2 2 (66.67%) HP