The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Certification in IT contracts advertised for the Belfast region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Certification over the 3 months to 5 December 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 27 - 28
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 3 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 1.97% - 0.76%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.67% - 2.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Median daily rate £175 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.08% -0.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £11.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+13.70% -
Microsoft Certification
County Antrim

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Belfast region.

Qualifications Category
Belfast
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
45 11 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 29.61% 17.19% 26.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 2 23
Median daily rate £330 £425 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.35% +70.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £425 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £376
UK excluding London median daily rate £391 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.26% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 5
Median hourly rate £12.34 £16.51 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.25% +2.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £15.25 £14.61
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.40 £17.77 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- +52.77%

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Belfast region citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Qualifications category.

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

Microsoft Certification
Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

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

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

Microsoft Certification
Hourly Rate Trend in Belfast

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

Microsoft Certification Hourly Rate Trend in Belfast

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 5 December 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 Belfast region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 6 (100.00%) MCP
1 6 (100.00%) MCSE
2 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 5 (83.33%) Active Directory
3 3 (50.00%) HP
3 3 (50.00%) Dell
3 3 (50.00%) Citrix
3 3 (50.00%) ITIL
3 3 (50.00%) SLA
3 3 (50.00%) Windows XP
3 3 (50.00%) Telecoms
3 3 (50.00%) VMware
3 3 (50.00%) Configuration Management
3 3 (50.00%) MCTS
3 3 (50.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 3 (50.00%) SCCM
3 3 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (50.00%) Software Distribution
3 3 (50.00%) Mobile Device Management
4 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (33.33%) Degree
4 2 (33.33%) Civica
4 2 (33.33%) DHCP
4 2 (33.33%) DNS
4 2 (33.33%) HND
4 2 (33.33%) PRINCE2
4 2 (33.33%) SQL
4 2 (33.33%) SQL Server

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast 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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) DHCP
1 2 (33.33%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2000
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 3 (50.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 3 (50.00%) 3rd Line Support
1 3 (50.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
1 3 (50.00%) Support Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) IT Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) IT Support
2 2 (33.33%) IT Support Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Citrix Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Consultant
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (50.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Configuration Management
1 3 (50.00%) ITIL
1 3 (50.00%) Mobile Device Management
1 3 (50.00%) Software Distribution
2 2 (33.33%) PRINCE2
3 1 (16.67%) Identity Access Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) MCP
1 6 (100.00%) MCSE
2 3 (50.00%) MCTS
3 2 (33.33%) Degree
3 2 (33.33%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (50.00%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 3 (50.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Citrix
1 3 (50.00%) Dell
1 3 (50.00%) HP
1 3 (50.00%) VMware
2 2 (33.33%) Civica
2 2 (33.33%) CommVault
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (16.67%) Altiris
3 1 (16.67%) Compuware