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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 34 41 35
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 3 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 0.96% 0.52% 0.39%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.41% 2.60% 1.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Median daily rate £350 £175 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £14.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.75 £17.00 £16.67
% change year-on-year
+27.94% +1.97%
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
88 77 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 28.30% 19.85% 25.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 49 44
Median daily rate £400 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £175 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £534 £855 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £388 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 1
Median hourly rate - £22.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £23.88 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+17.27% +19.37%

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 25 September 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
Bootle - 2 £400 -
Liverpool +7 1 £350 +100.00% 1
Microsoft Certification
North West

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 6 (75.00%) Microsoft
1 6 (75.00%) MCTS
2 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 5 (62.50%) .NET
2 5 (62.50%) Windows
2 5 (62.50%) DNS
2 5 (62.50%) Internet
2 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (50.00%) UAG
3 4 (50.00%) Puppet
3 4 (50.00%) Red Hat Satellite
3 4 (50.00%) Capacity Management
3 4 (50.00%) Project Management
3 4 (50.00%) RHCE
3 4 (50.00%) PMI
3 4 (50.00%) PMI Certification
3 4 (50.00%) Red Hat
3 4 (50.00%) SSL
3 4 (50.00%) SharePoint
3 4 (50.00%) Apache
3 4 (50.00%) Tomcat
3 4 (50.00%) Linux
3 4 (50.00%) JBoss
3 4 (50.00%) IIS
3 4 (50.00%) PRINCE2
3 4 (50.00%) MySQL
3 4 (50.00%) Java
3 4 (50.00%) PHP
3 4 (50.00%) JSP
3 4 (50.00%) ITIL

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 4 (50.00%) Apache
1 4 (50.00%) IIS
1 4 (50.00%) JBoss
1 4 (50.00%) SharePoint
1 4 (50.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (62.50%) DNS
1 5 (62.50%) Internet
2 4 (50.00%) SSL
3 1 (12.50%) DHCP
3 1 (12.50%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) MySQL
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Moq
1 1 (12.50%) NUnit
1 1 (12.50%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (12.50%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Developer
1 2 (25.00%) Project Engineer
1 2 (25.00%) Web Engineer
1 2 (25.00%) Web Hosting Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) .NET Developer
2 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
2 1 (12.50%) C# .NET Developer
2 1 (12.50%) C# Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Citrix Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) CRM Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Digital Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (62.50%) .NET
2 4 (50.00%) .NET Framework
2 4 (50.00%) JSP
2 4 (50.00%) LAMP
3 1 (12.50%) Ajax
3 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET
3 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC 3
3 1 (12.50%) NHibernate
3 1 (12.50%) WAMP
3 1 (12.50%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) PMI
2 2 (25.00%) Fat Client
2 2 (25.00%) Thin Client
3 1 (12.50%) Blog
3 1 (12.50%) Clustering
3 1 (12.50%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Windows
1 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2012
2 4 (50.00%) Linux
2 4 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (12.50%) Windows 2000
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
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 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (12.50%) BDD
3 1 (12.50%) CRM
3 1 (12.50%) Kanban
3 1 (12.50%) Load Balancing
3 1 (12.50%) MVC
3 1 (12.50%) Resource Allocation
3 1 (12.50%) Scrum
3 1 (12.50%) Server Hardening
3 1 (12.50%) TDD
3 1 (12.50%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) Java
1 4 (50.00%) PHP
2 1 (12.50%) Bash Shell
2 1 (12.50%) C#
2 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (75.00%) MCTS
2 4 (50.00%) MCITP
2 4 (50.00%) PMI Certification
2 4 (50.00%) RHCE
3 2 (25.00%) MCSE
4 1 (12.50%) MCAD
4 1 (12.50%) MCP
4 1 (12.50%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 4 (50.00%) UAG
3 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (12.50%) vCloud
4 1 (12.50%) VMware ESX
4 1 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (12.50%) vSphere
4 1 (12.50%) XenApp
4 1 (12.50%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (50.00%) Puppet
1 4 (50.00%) Red Hat Satellite
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (50.00%) Brocade
2 4 (50.00%) Red Hat
3 2 (25.00%) VMware
4 1 (12.50%) Citrix