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 2 September 2015 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 40 - 35
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 4 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 1.05% - 0.40%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.15% - 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate
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£175 - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £324 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.11% +7.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £14.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.92 £16.00 £17.36
% change year-on-year
+5.75% -7.80%
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
65 59 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 17.06% 24.08% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 40 45
Average daily rate £400 £425 £443
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -3.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £855 £500 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 5
Average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +5.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+18.75% -

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 2 September 2015. 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
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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
Liverpool - 4 £175 - 5
Microsoft Certification
North West

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 16 (100.00%) Windows
1 16 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 16 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 13 (81.25%) DNS
2 13 (81.25%) ITIL
2 13 (81.25%) VMware
2 13 (81.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (75.00%) MCP
3 12 (75.00%) ITIL Certification
4 9 (56.25%) MS Office
5 8 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (43.75%) Citrix
6 7 (43.75%) Citrix Certification
6 7 (43.75%) DHCP
7 6 (37.50%) FTP
7 6 (37.50%) HTTP
7 6 (37.50%) LAN
7 6 (37.50%) WAN
7 6 (37.50%) SMTP
7 6 (37.50%) SQL
7 6 (37.50%) IIS
7 6 (37.50%) MS Excel
7 6 (37.50%) SSL
7 6 (37.50%) Thin Client
7 6 (37.50%) Terminal Services
7 6 (37.50%) Windows 7
7 6 (37.50%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (37.50%) Performance Tuning
7 6 (37.50%) Patch Management

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 6 (37.50%) IIS
2 2 (12.50%) MS Exchange
3 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (6.25%) Lync
3 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 9 (56.25%) MS Office
2 6 (37.50%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (81.25%) DNS
2 7 (43.75%) DHCP
3 6 (37.50%) FTP
3 6 (37.50%) HTTP
3 6 (37.50%) SSL
3 6 (37.50%) Firewall
3 6 (37.50%) LAN
3 6 (37.50%) WAN
3 6 (37.50%) SMTP
4 1 (6.25%) Wireless
4 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
4 1 (6.25%) VPN
General
1 1 (6.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Administrator
1 6 (37.50%) Desktop Administrator
2 2 (12.50%) Technical Support Analyst
2 2 (12.50%) Technical Analyst
2 2 (12.50%) Analyst
2 2 (12.50%) Support Analyst
2 2 (12.50%) Technical Support
3 1 (6.25%) Support Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (6.25%) Network Manager
3 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (37.50%) Thin Client
1 6 (37.50%) Clustering
1 6 (37.50%) Fat Client
2 2 (12.50%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 16 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 8 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (37.50%) Windows 7
4 3 (18.75%) Windows 8
5 2 (12.50%) Apple iOS
5 2 (12.50%) BlackBerry OS
5 2 (12.50%) Android
6 1 (6.25%) Windows XP
6 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (81.25%) ITIL
2 6 (37.50%) Performance Tuning
2 6 (37.50%) Patch Management
3 1 (6.25%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (75.00%) MCP
1 12 (75.00%) ITIL Certification
2 7 (43.75%) Citrix Certification
3 6 (37.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (18.75%) MCSE
5 2 (12.50%) MCSA
6 1 (6.25%) CCNP
6 1 (6.25%) CCNA
6 1 (6.25%) CCEE
6 1 (6.25%) CCEA
6 1 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 13 (81.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (37.50%) VMware ESXi
3 6 (37.50%) Terminal Services
3 6 (37.50%) VMware ESX
3 6 (37.50%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (6.25%) XenApp
4 1 (6.25%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 16 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 13 (81.25%) VMware
3 7 (43.75%) Citrix
4 1 (6.25%) Cisco