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 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 16 20 -
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 3 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 3.09% 2.04% -
As % of the Qualifications category 13.04% 12.50% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Median daily rate £105 £215 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-51.16% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £348 £325 £311
% change year-on-year
+6.92% +4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £12.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.67 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+25.24% +10.00%
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
23 16 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 23.71% 16.33% 5.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 6 6
Median daily rate £315 £475 £188
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.68% +153.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £105 £215 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £500 £208
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 £12.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+220.00% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

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 5 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) MCSA
1 3 (100.00%) CCNA
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco Certification

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:

Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Deskside Engineer
1 3 (100.00%) Deskside Support
1 3 (100.00%) Deskside Support Engineer
1 3 (100.00%) Support Engineer
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) CCNA
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (100.00%) MCSA
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory