The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Merseyside with a requirement for Microsoft Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 June 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.

Microsoft Certification
North West / Merseyside
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 36 31
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 0 5 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside - 1.53% 2.33%
As % of the Qualifications category - 4.76% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Median daily rate - £318 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £330 £333
% change year-on-year -3.03% -1.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.52 £24.06 £18.50
% change year-on-year -6.40% +30.05%  

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 Merseyside.

Academic & Professional Certification
Merseyside
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 35 105 81
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 10.48% 32.21% 20.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 61 39
Median daily rate £500 £400 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -20.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £305 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £515 £855
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £11.58 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £24.12
% change year-on-year +10.00% +24.37%  

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Merseyside 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 Merseyside

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Certification in Merseyside

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Certification in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 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
Co-occurring 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 (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