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 2 September 2015 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.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 15 20 19
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 1 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 1.79% 1.85% 4.35%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.25% 16.67% 22.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 3
Average daily rate
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- £338 £125
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +170.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £324 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.11% +7.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.92 £16.00 £17.36
% change year-on-year
+5.75% -7.80%
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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
16 12 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 28.57% 11.11% 19.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 8 16
Average daily rate £210 £350 £130
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% +169.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £318 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £413 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+18.75% -

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Belfast region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Belfast region citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft Certification.

1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) MCSE
3 1 (33.33%) DNS
3 1 (33.33%) MCP
3 1 (33.33%) VBScript
3 1 (33.33%) .NET
3 1 (33.33%) IIS
3 1 (33.33%) MS Office
3 1 (33.33%) Citrix
3 1 (33.33%) CCA
3 1 (33.33%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (33.33%) Thin Client
3 1 (33.33%) DMZ
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (33.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (33.33%) Shell Script
3 1 (33.33%) McAfee
3 1 (33.33%) Firewall
3 1 (33.33%) Migration
3 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework
3 1 (33.33%) Load Balancing
3 1 (33.33%) Fat Client
3 1 (33.33%) SCCM
3 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (33.33%) Visualisation
3 1 (33.33%) F5

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Belfast region citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft Certification. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (33.33%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) DNS
1 1 (33.33%) DMZ
1 1 (33.33%) Firewall
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Systems Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Desktop Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Deployment Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Desktop Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Implementation Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Office 365 Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
1 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Thin Client
1 1 (33.33%) Fat Client
1 1 (33.33%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Load Balancing
2 1 (33.33%) Mobile Device Management
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) VBScript
1 1 (33.33%) Shell Script
1 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) MCSE
2 1 (33.33%) CCA
2 1 (33.33%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (33.33%) MCP
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 1 (33.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Citrix
2 1 (33.33%) McAfee
2 1 (33.33%) F5