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 29 April 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
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 39 32 21
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -11
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 1 11 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 0.32% 2.88% 3.26%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.41% 12.64% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 4
Average daily rate - £200 £78
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +158.06%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £14.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+35.59% -1.66%
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
71 87 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 22.54% 22.77% 22.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 35 25
Average daily rate £380 £400 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +60.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £250 £78
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £700 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Average hourly rate £11.65 - £15.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Merseyside region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 29 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Wirral - 1 - -
Microsoft Certification
North West

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 9 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 4 (44.44%) SharePoint
3 4 (44.44%) IIS
3 4 (44.44%) Windows
3 4 (44.44%) Finance
4 3 (33.33%) Citrix
4 3 (33.33%) Blackberry
4 3 (33.33%) SQL
4 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
4 3 (33.33%) MCSE
4 3 (33.33%) MCITP
4 3 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 3 (33.33%) iPad
5 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (22.22%) Local Government
5 2 (22.22%) MCDST
5 2 (22.22%) MCTS
5 2 (22.22%) Windows Vista
5 2 (22.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (22.22%) vSphere
5 2 (22.22%) MCDBA
5 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
5 2 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (22.22%) Windows XP
5 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
5 2 (22.22%) VPN
5 2 (22.22%) ITIL
5 2 (22.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (22.22%) EMC

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 4 (44.44%) IIS
1 4 (44.44%) SharePoint
2 2 (22.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (11.11%) Apache
3 1 (11.11%) JBoss
3 1 (11.11%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Sage 1000
1 1 (11.11%) Teamcenter
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
1 2 (22.22%) VPN
1 2 (22.22%) Wireless
2 1 (11.11%) DNS
2 1 (11.11%) Internet
2 1 (11.11%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (11.11%) MS Access
3 1 (11.11%) MySQL
3 1 (11.11%) OLAP
3 1 (11.11%) OLAP Cube
3 1 (11.11%) OLTP
3 1 (11.11%) Relational Database
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 4 (44.44%) Finance
2 2 (22.22%) Advertising
2 2 (22.22%) Local Government
3 1 (11.11%) Banking
3 1 (11.11%) Investment Banking
3 1 (11.11%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 2 (22.22%) Developer
1 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 2 (22.22%) Project Engineer
1 2 (22.22%) Rollout Engineer
1 2 (22.22%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) 1st/2nd Line Desktop Support
2 1 (11.11%) 1st/2nd Line Support
2 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (11.11%) Architect
2 1 (11.11%) Business Architect
2 1 (11.11%) Business Developer
2 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence Architect
2 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence Developer
2 1 (11.11%) Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) DBA
2 1 (11.11%) Desktop Support
2 1 (11.11%) Sage Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) SQL DBA
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Developer
2 1 (11.11%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) .NET
1 1 (11.11%) .NET Framework
1 1 (11.11%) HTML
1 1 (11.11%) JSP
1 1 (11.11%) LAMP
1 1 (11.11%) ODBC
1 1 (11.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Blackberry
1 3 (33.33%) iPad
2 2 (22.22%) Handset
3 1 (11.11%) PMI
3 1 (11.11%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Windows
2 3 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 2 (22.22%) Windows Vista
3 2 (22.22%) Windows XP
4 1 (11.11%) Linux
4 1 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) ITIL
2 1 (11.11%) Capacity Management
2 1 (11.11%) Configuration Management
2 1 (11.11%) Data Analysis
2 1 (11.11%) Data Modelling
2 1 (11.11%) ERP
2 1 (11.11%) ETL
2 1 (11.11%) High Availability
2 1 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (11.11%) PLM
2 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2
2 1 (11.11%) Project Management
2 1 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (11.11%) Security Management
2 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) Java
2 1 (11.11%) PHP
2 1 (11.11%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) MCITP
1 3 (33.33%) MCSE
2 2 (22.22%) MCDBA
2 2 (22.22%) MCDST
2 2 (22.22%) MCTS
2 2 (22.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (11.11%) Degree
3 1 (11.11%) MCP
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certified Architect
3 1 (11.11%) PMI Certification
3 1 (11.11%) RHCE
System Software
1 6 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (22.22%) vSphere
3 1 (11.11%) UAG
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Puppet
1 1 (11.11%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (33.33%) Citrix
3 2 (22.22%) EMC
3 2 (22.22%) VMware
4 1 (11.11%) Brocade
4 1 (11.11%) HP
4 1 (11.11%) Red Hat
4 1 (11.11%) Sage
4 1 (11.11%) Siemens