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 June 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 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 37 31 22
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -9
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 5 9 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 1.52% 2.33% 1.64%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.67% 11.25% 7.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Median daily rate £318 - £78
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £340 £311
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.25 £18.75 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+40.00% +20.96%
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
107 80 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 32.42% 20.67% 21.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 40 21
Median daily rate £400 £500 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +37.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £325 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £855 £476
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Median hourly rate £11.58 - £27.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 - £17.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.65 - £36.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £24.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+18.75% +20.00%

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 29 June 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 -
Liverpool -9 1 £375 - 1
Microsoft Certification
North West

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 8 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (75.00%) MCTS
3 5 (62.50%) MCITP
3 5 (62.50%) IIS
3 5 (62.50%) Windows
3 5 (62.50%) SharePoint
4 4 (50.00%) Java
4 4 (50.00%) PHP
4 4 (50.00%) DNS
4 4 (50.00%) RHCE
4 4 (50.00%) PMI
4 4 (50.00%) PMI Certification
4 4 (50.00%) Red Hat
4 4 (50.00%) Internet
4 4 (50.00%) Linux
4 4 (50.00%) JBoss
4 4 (50.00%) Apache
4 4 (50.00%) Tomcat
4 4 (50.00%) JSP
4 4 (50.00%) ITIL
4 4 (50.00%) PRINCE2
4 4 (50.00%) .NET
4 4 (50.00%) MySQL
4 4 (50.00%) Brocade
4 4 (50.00%) .NET Framework
4 4 (50.00%) Project Management
4 4 (50.00%) Security Management
4 4 (50.00%) LAMP
4 4 (50.00%) SSL

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 5 (62.50%) IIS
1 5 (62.50%) SharePoint
2 4 (50.00%) Apache
2 4 (50.00%) JBoss
2 4 (50.00%) Tomcat
3 1 (12.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) DNS
1 4 (50.00%) Internet
1 4 (50.00%) SSL
2 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
2 1 (12.50%) VPN
2 1 (12.50%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) MySQL
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (12.50%) OLAP
3 1 (12.50%) OLAP Cube
3 1 (12.50%) Relational Database
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 1 (12.50%) Advertising
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
1 1 (12.50%) Local Government
1 1 (12.50%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Project Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Web Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Web Hosting Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Business Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Business Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 1 (12.50%) CRM Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Rollout Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (50.00%) .NET
1 4 (50.00%) .NET Framework
1 4 (50.00%) JSP
1 4 (50.00%) LAMP
2 1 (12.50%) WAMP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) PMI
2 1 (12.50%) Blackberry
2 1 (12.50%) Handset
2 1 (12.50%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) Linux
2 4 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Vista
3 1 (12.50%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Capacity Management
1 4 (50.00%) ITIL
1 4 (50.00%) PRINCE2
1 4 (50.00%) Project Management
1 4 (50.00%) Security Management
2 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
2 1 (12.50%) CRM
2 1 (12.50%) Data Analysis
2 1 (12.50%) Data Modelling
2 1 (12.50%) ETL
2 1 (12.50%) Load Balancing
2 1 (12.50%) Server Hardening
2 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) Java
1 4 (50.00%) PHP
2 1 (12.50%) Bash Shell
2 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
2 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (75.00%) MCTS
2 5 (62.50%) MCITP
3 4 (50.00%) PMI Certification
3 4 (50.00%) RHCE
4 1 (12.50%) MCDBA
4 1 (12.50%) MCDST
4 1 (12.50%) MCSE
4 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certified Architect
4 1 (12.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 6 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (50.00%) UAG
3 1 (12.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (50.00%) Puppet
1 4 (50.00%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (50.00%) Brocade
2 4 (50.00%) Red Hat
3 1 (12.50%) Citrix
3 1 (12.50%) EMC
3 1 (12.50%) VMware