The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Belfast region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank - - 14
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 0 0 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast - - 5.79%
As % of the Qualifications category - - 29.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £285 £288
% change year-on-year
+9.64% -0.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -8.57%
Qualifications Category
Belfast
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
8 44 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 8.08% 19.13% 19.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 41 4
Average daily rate £188 £300 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% +22.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £225 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £350 £328
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £24.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-25.00% -4.00%
Microsoft Certification
County Antrim

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 29 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) MCSE
1 2 (100.00%) MCSA
1 2 (100.00%) LAN
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Dell
1 2 (100.00%) SAN
1 2 (100.00%) CommVault
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (100.00%) Symantec
1 2 (100.00%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (100.00%) Service Delivery
1 2 (100.00%) Wireless
1 2 (100.00%) Migration
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
1 2 (100.00%) Backup Exec
1 2 (100.00%) VLE
1 2 (100.00%) Asset Management
1 2 (100.00%) Altiris
1 2 (100.00%) MCITP
1 2 (100.00%) VLAN
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 2 (100.00%) Data Migration
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 2 (100.00%) Meru Networks

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) LAN
1 2 (100.00%) SAN
1 2 (100.00%) Wireless
1 2 (100.00%) VLAN
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Service Delivery
1 2 (100.00%) Migration
1 2 (100.00%) Asset Management
1 2 (100.00%) Data Migration
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) MCSE
1 2 (100.00%) MCSA
1 2 (100.00%) MCITP
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (100.00%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (100.00%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Dell
1 2 (100.00%) CommVault
1 2 (100.00%) Symantec
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
1 2 (100.00%) Altiris
1 2 (100.00%) Meru Networks