The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Belfast region that had Microsoft Developer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 29 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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
29 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Developer
Rank 24 13 21
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Developer 2 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 1.64% 3.57% 1.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.74% 4.17% 2.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 2
Median daily rate - £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 - -
Microsoft Developer
County Antrim

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Belfast region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Belfast
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
115 48 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 94.26% 85.71% 94.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 32 56
Median daily rate £300 £200 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -37.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £88 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 0 2
Median hourly rate £16.00 - £17.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

Microsoft Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Belfast region that featured Microsoft Developer in the job title.

Microsoft Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

Microsoft Developer
Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

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

Microsoft Developer Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

Microsoft Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 29 August 2016, Microsoft Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Belfast region featuring Microsoft Developer in the job title.

1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (60.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (60.00%) CRM
2 3 (60.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (60.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (60.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (40.00%) Marketing
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (40.00%) Advertising
3 2 (40.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (40.00%) SQL
3 2 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (20.00%) C#
4 1 (20.00%) .NET
4 1 (20.00%) MVC
4 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
4 1 (20.00%) ETL
4 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
4 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
4 1 (20.00%) Windows
4 1 (20.00%) NUnit
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (20.00%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (20.00%) X++
4 1 (20.00%) MorphX
4 1 (20.00%) WCF

Microsoft Developer Skill Set
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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (40.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (20.00%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (20.00%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (60.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (20.00%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MorphX
1 1 (20.00%) NUnit
1 1 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (40.00%) Advertising
1 2 (40.00%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) .NET
1 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (20.00%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) CRM
2 2 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (20.00%) ETL
3 1 (20.00%) MVC
3 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) C#
2 1 (20.00%) X++
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft