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 26 February 2017 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
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certification
North West / Merseyside
Rank 36 30 36
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 2 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 0.66% 2.49% 1.41%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.17% 11.94% 5.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 3
Median daily rate £356 £400 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.93% +100.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
-6.56% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £16.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.75 £15.14
% change year-on-year
-12.67% +17.27%

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
63 67 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 20.66% 20.87% 24.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 43 44
Median daily rate £365 £400 £416
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.75% -3.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £490 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £380
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +1.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 0
Median hourly rate £12.00 £16.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.27% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.91 £42.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-26.40% +86.66%

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 26 February 2017. 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 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
Liverpool -12 1 £363 -14.70% 2
Southport - 1 £350 -
Microsoft Certification
North West

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, 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 2 (66.67%) .NET
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
1 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET
1 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET MVC
1 2 (66.67%) C#
1 2 (66.67%) MVC
2 1 (33.33%) CMS
2 1 (33.33%) Scrum
2 1 (33.33%) Firewall
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) Rhino Mocks
2 1 (33.33%) Moq
2 1 (33.33%) BDD
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC 3
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (33.33%) Digital Media
2 1 (33.33%) Web Application Development
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 1 (33.33%) Resource Allocation
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) TDD
2 1 (33.33%) NUnit
2 1 (33.33%) Content Management
2 1 (33.33%) Ajax
2 1 (33.33%) MCTS
2 1 (33.33%) NHibernate
2 1 (33.33%) Blog
2 1 (33.33%) WCF
2 1 (33.33%) Umbraco

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 1 (33.33%) CMS
1 1 (33.33%) EPiServer
1 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
1 1 (33.33%) Sitecore CMS
1 1 (33.33%) Umbraco
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Firewall
1 1 (33.33%) Internet
1 1 (33.33%) LAN
1 1 (33.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Moq
1 1 (33.33%) NUnit
1 1 (33.33%) Rhino Mocks
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) .NET Developer
1 2 (66.67%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
2 1 (33.33%) C# .NET Developer
2 1 (33.33%) C# Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Digital Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Digital Media Manager
2 1 (33.33%) EPiServer Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Sitecore Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) .NET
1 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET
1 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (33.33%) Ajax
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC 3
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 1 (33.33%) NHibernate
2 1 (33.33%) WCF
2 1 (33.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Blog
1 1 (33.33%) Digital Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) MVC
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) BDD
2 1 (33.33%) Content Management
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (33.33%) Kanban
2 1 (33.33%) OO
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (33.33%) Resource Allocation
2 1 (33.33%) Scrum
2 1 (33.33%) TDD
2 1 (33.33%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) CCA
1 1 (33.33%) CCNA
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (33.33%) Citrix Certification
1 1 (33.33%) MCAD
1 1 (33.33%) MCP
1 1 (33.33%) MCSD
1 1 (33.33%) MCSE
1 1 (33.33%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) SLA
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) Sitecore
1 1 (33.33%) SolarWinds