The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Certification in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Certification over the 3 months to 28 May 2016 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
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 37 29 20
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -9
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 4 10 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 1.15% 2.72% 4.30%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.96% 12.50% 19.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 4
Median daily rate £260 - £78
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.33 £17.50 £15.25
% change year-on-year
+21.88% +14.75%
Microsoft Certification
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Merseyside region.

Qualifications Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
101 80 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 29.11% 21.80% 22.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 36 25
Median daily rate £400 £471 £220
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.11% +114.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £265 £78
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £675 £458
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.20% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 4
Median hourly rate £11.58 - £15.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Merseyside region citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Qualifications category.

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

Microsoft Certification
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Merseyside region.

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

Microsoft Certification
Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Merseyside region.

Microsoft Certification Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

Microsoft Certification
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 28 May 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Wirral - 3 £260 -
Microsoft Certification
North West

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 28 May 2016, 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (75.00%) Active Directory
3 7 (58.33%) IIS
3 7 (58.33%) Windows
3 7 (58.33%) SharePoint
4 6 (50.00%) MCITP
5 5 (41.67%) MCTS
5 5 (41.67%) ITIL
6 4 (33.33%) PRINCE2
6 4 (33.33%) JSP
6 4 (33.33%) Java
6 4 (33.33%) PHP
6 4 (33.33%) .NET
6 4 (33.33%) MySQL
6 4 (33.33%) DNS
6 4 (33.33%) Linux
6 4 (33.33%) JBoss
6 4 (33.33%) Apache
6 4 (33.33%) Tomcat
6 4 (33.33%) SSL
6 4 (33.33%) RHCE
6 4 (33.33%) PMI
6 4 (33.33%) PMI Certification
6 4 (33.33%) Internet
6 4 (33.33%) Red Hat
6 4 (33.33%) Project Management
6 4 (33.33%) Security Management
6 4 (33.33%) Finance
6 4 (33.33%) LAMP
6 4 (33.33%) Brocade

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside 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 7 (58.33%) IIS
1 7 (58.33%) SharePoint
2 4 (33.33%) Apache
2 4 (33.33%) JBoss
2 4 (33.33%) Tomcat
3 2 (16.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Sage 1000
1 1 (8.33%) Teamcenter
Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) DNS
1 4 (33.33%) Internet
1 4 (33.33%) SSL
2 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP
2 2 (16.67%) VPN
2 2 (16.67%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) MySQL
2 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (8.33%) MS Access
4 1 (8.33%) OLAP
4 1 (8.33%) OLAP Cube
4 1 (8.33%) OLTP
4 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
4 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 4 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (16.67%) Advertising
2 2 (16.67%) Local Government
3 1 (8.33%) Banking
3 1 (8.33%) Investment Banking
3 1 (8.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Project Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Developer
2 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Rollout Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Web Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Web Hosting Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) 1st/2nd Line Desktop Support
3 1 (8.33%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 1 (8.33%) 1st/2nd Line Technical Support
3 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
3 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Technical Support
3 1 (8.33%) Business Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) DBA
3 1 (8.33%) Sage Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) .NET
1 4 (33.33%) .NET Framework
1 4 (33.33%) JSP
1 4 (33.33%) LAMP
2 1 (8.33%) HTML
2 1 (8.33%) ODBC
2 1 (8.33%) WAMP
2 1 (8.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) PMI
2 3 (25.00%) Blackberry
2 3 (25.00%) iPad
3 2 (16.67%) Handset
4 1 (8.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 7 (58.33%) Windows
2 4 (33.33%) Linux
2 4 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (16.67%) Windows Vista
4 2 (16.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) ITIL
2 4 (33.33%) Capacity Management
2 4 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 4 (33.33%) Project Management
2 4 (33.33%) Security Management
3 2 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (8.33%) Configuration Management
4 1 (8.33%) Data Analysis
4 1 (8.33%) Data Modelling
4 1 (8.33%) ERP
4 1 (8.33%) ETL
4 1 (8.33%) High Availability
4 1 (8.33%) Load Balancing
4 1 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (8.33%) PLM
4 1 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (8.33%) Server Hardening
4 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) Java
1 4 (33.33%) PHP
2 3 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (8.33%) Bash Shell
3 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
3 1 (8.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (50.00%) MCITP
2 5 (41.67%) MCTS
3 4 (33.33%) PMI Certification
3 4 (33.33%) RHCE
4 3 (25.00%) MCSE
5 2 (16.67%) MCDBA
5 2 (16.67%) MCDST
5 2 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (8.33%) Degree
6 1 (8.33%) MCP
6 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certified Architect
System Software
1 9 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (33.33%) UAG
3 2 (16.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (33.33%) Puppet
1 4 (33.33%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (33.33%) Brocade
2 4 (33.33%) Red Hat
3 3 (25.00%) Citrix
4 2 (16.67%) EMC
4 2 (16.67%) VMware
5 1 (8.33%) HP
5 1 (8.33%) Sage
5 1 (8.33%) Siemens