The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Liverpool with a requirement for Microsoft Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certification
Merseyside / Liverpool
Rank 33 34 23
Rank change year-on-year +1 -11  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 1 3 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Liverpool 0.39% 1.20% 3.45%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.08% 4.69% 11.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 3
Median daily rate £363 £450 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.44% +125.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £350 £311
% change year-on-year -8.57% +12.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £16.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year -2.77% +33.33%  

Microsoft Certification is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Liverpool.

Academic & Professional Certification
Liverpool
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 48 64 68
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Liverpool 18.53% 25.70% 29.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 48 39
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £485 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 0
Median hourly rate £12.00 £16.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.27% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.25 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -26.87% +77.77%  

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Liverpool

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Liverpool citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Certification in Liverpool

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Liverpool

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Liverpool.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Certification in Liverpool

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Liverpool

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Liverpool.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Certification in Liverpool

Microsoft Certification
Top 17 Related IT Skills in Liverpool

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 Liverpool region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (100.00%) OO
1 1 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) MVC
1 1 (100.00%) CMS
1 1 (100.00%) Content Management
1 1 (100.00%) Umbraco
1 1 (100.00%) EPiServer
1 1 (100.00%) Sitecore CMS
1 1 (100.00%) Sitecore
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool 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 (100.00%) CMS
1 1 (100.00%) EPiServer
1 1 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (100.00%) Sitecore CMS
1 1 (100.00%) Umbraco
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) .NET Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
1 1 (100.00%) EPiServer Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Sitecore Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Content Management
1 1 (100.00%) MVC
1 1 (100.00%) OO
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Sitecore