Period
to 25 November 2017

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 6 months to 25 November 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
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 48 53 53
Rank change year-on-year +5 0 -7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 2 4 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 0.41% 0.69% 1.05%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.38% 2.82% 4.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 1
Merseyside median daily rate £220 £363 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -39.31% +107.14% -
10th Percentile £210 £341 £163
90th Percentile £230 £439 £188
North West median daily rate £313 £230 £350
% change year-on-year +35.87% -34.29% +14.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Merseyside median hourly rate - - £14.50
North West median hourly rate £13.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -18.75% -5.88% +13.33%

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 contract job vacancies advertised in Merseyside with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Merseyside
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 84 142 176
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 17.43% 24.48% 23.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 84 100
Merseyside median daily rate £360 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% - -5.88%
10th Percentile £176 £269 £252
90th Percentile £438 £571 £700
North West median daily rate £400 £421 £400
% change year-on-year -5.04% +5.31% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 6
Merseyside median hourly rate £19.50 - £22.50
10th Percentile £17.73 - £13.63
90th Percentile £22.68 - £26.97
North West median hourly rate £38.88 £26.25 £30.52
% change year-on-year +48.10% -13.99% +52.60%

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

Job postings citing Microsoft Certification as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Merseyside.

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

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 6 months to 25 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool -5 1 - - 2
Wirral - 1 £220 -
Microsoft Certification
North West

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 (100.00%) ITIL
1 2 (100.00%) MCSE
1 2 (100.00%) MCSA
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (50.00%) SLA
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (50.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (50.00%) Migration
2 1 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) Banking
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (50.00%) MCITP
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) Coaching
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 10

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:

General
1 1 (50.00%) Banking
1 1 (50.00%) Manufacturing
1 1 (50.00%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (50.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
2 1 (50.00%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (50.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Desktop Rollout Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Desktop Support
2 1 (50.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Project Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Project Support Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Rollout Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Rollout Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Support Engineer
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Windows 10
1 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) Coaching
2 1 (50.00%) Migration
2 1 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) MCSA
1 2 (100.00%) MCSE
2 1 (50.00%) MCITP
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) VMware