The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services 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 over the 3 months to 1 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within the Microsoft Corporation.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 1 5 5
Rank change year-on-year
+4 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 21 19 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 24.14% 18.81% 17.65%
As % of the Vendors category 52.50% 33.93% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 9 8
Average daily rate £350 £215 £235
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+62.79% -8.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £109 £162 £94
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £316 £342
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
Average hourly rate £14.50 £32.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.68% +88.23%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.89%
Microsoft
County Antrim

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

Vendors Category
Belfast
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
40 56 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 45.98% 55.45% 35.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 26 14
Average daily rate £488 £225 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+116.66% -30.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £133 £121 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £463 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
Average hourly rate £14.50 £32.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.68% +88.23%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Belfast region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

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

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in Belfast

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Belfast region over the 3 months to 1 May 2016.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in Belfast

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Belfast

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

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Belfast

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Belfast region citing Microsoft 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.

1 12 (41.38%) CRM
2 11 (37.93%) MS Excel
3 10 (34.48%) SQL
4 8 (27.59%) SQL Server
4 8 (27.59%) MS Exchange
4 8 (27.59%) HP
4 8 (27.59%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (24.14%) SolarWinds
5 7 (24.14%) Dell Compellent
5 7 (24.14%) Meridio
5 7 (24.14%) Exchange Server 2003
5 7 (24.14%) Dell
5 7 (24.14%) SAN
5 7 (24.14%) CommVault
5 7 (24.14%) Active Directory
5 7 (24.14%) VB
5 7 (24.14%) EDRMS
5 7 (24.14%) Symantec
5 7 (24.14%) Norton AntiVirus
5 7 (24.14%) VMware
5 7 (24.14%) VMware ESX
5 7 (24.14%) IDOL
5 7 (24.14%) Altiris
6 6 (20.69%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (20.69%) Marketing
6 6 (20.69%) Dynamics CRM
6 6 (20.69%) Migration
6 6 (20.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (17.24%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (17.24%) Analytical Skills

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Belfast region citing Microsoft 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. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (27.59%) Exchange Server 2010
1 8 (27.59%) MS Exchange
2 7 (24.14%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (6.90%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.45%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (3.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (3.45%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (3.45%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 11 (37.93%) MS Excel
2 3 (10.34%) MS Office
2 3 (10.34%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (20.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (10.34%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.45%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 7 (24.14%) SAN
2 1 (3.45%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (27.59%) SQL Server
2 7 (24.14%) EDRMS
2 7 (24.14%) IDOL
3 6 (20.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (17.24%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (17.24%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (17.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 5 (17.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (10.34%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (10.34%) OLAP
5 3 (10.34%) OLAP Cube
5 3 (10.34%) Relational Database
5 3 (10.34%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (6.90%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (6.90%) MSI
2 1 (3.45%) MorphX
2 1 (3.45%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (20.69%) Marketing
2 5 (17.24%) Advertising
3 2 (6.90%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.45%) Banking
4 1 (3.45%) Finance
4 1 (3.45%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (48.28%) Developer
2 11 (37.93%) Microsoft Developer
3 7 (24.14%) Exchange Engineer
4 6 (20.69%) CRM Developer
5 5 (17.24%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 4 (13.79%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 4 (13.79%) Microsoft BI Developer
7 3 (10.34%) Analyst
7 3 (10.34%) Consultant
8 2 (6.90%) Senior Exchange Engineer
8 2 (6.90%) SSRS Developer
9 1 (3.45%) Azure Developer
9 1 (3.45%) HR Consultant
9 1 (3.45%) Software Implementation Consultant
9 1 (3.45%) SQL BI Developer
9 1 (3.45%) SQL Server BI Developer
9 1 (3.45%) SSAS Developer
9 1 (3.45%) SSIS Developer
9 1 (3.45%) T-SQL Developer
9 1 (3.45%) Wintel Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.79%) .NET
1 4 (13.79%) HTML
2 3 (10.34%) XML
3 1 (3.45%) .NET Framework
3 1 (3.45%) Apache Cordova
3 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.45%) CSS
3 1 (3.45%) CSS3
3 1 (3.45%) HTML5
3 1 (3.45%) MDX
3 1 (3.45%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.24%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.45%) Blackberry
2 1 (3.45%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 4 (13.79%) Windows
2 1 (3.45%) Windows Server
2 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (41.38%) CRM
2 6 (20.69%) Business Intelligence
2 6 (20.69%) Migration
3 3 (10.34%) Business Analysis
3 3 (10.34%) Data Analysis
3 3 (10.34%) Office Automation
3 3 (10.34%) Software Delivery
3 3 (10.34%) Software Deployment
3 3 (10.34%) UML
4 2 (6.90%) Application Packaging
4 2 (6.90%) Change Management
5 1 (3.45%) Data Migration
5 1 (3.45%) Data Modelling
5 1 (3.45%) Data Protection
5 1 (3.45%) E-business
5 1 (3.45%) ETL
5 1 (3.45%) ETL Development
5 1 (3.45%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (3.45%) Project Management
5 1 (3.45%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (34.48%) SQL
2 7 (24.14%) VB
3 4 (13.79%) C#
3 4 (13.79%) T-SQL
4 3 (10.34%) JavaScript
4 3 (10.34%) PL/SQL
4 3 (10.34%) VBA
5 1 (3.45%) X++
System Software
1 7 (24.14%) Active Directory
1 7 (24.14%) VMware ESX
2 1 (3.45%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (24.14%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (6.90%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (6.90%) Unicenter
3 1 (3.45%) MIMEsweeper
3 1 (3.45%) SCDPM
3 1 (3.45%) SCOM
3 1 (3.45%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 8 (27.59%) HP
2 7 (24.14%) Altiris
2 7 (24.14%) CommVault
2 7 (24.14%) Dell
2 7 (24.14%) Dell Compellent
2 7 (24.14%) Meridio
2 7 (24.14%) SolarWinds
2 7 (24.14%) Symantec
2 7 (24.14%) VMware
3 2 (6.90%) CA
4 1 (3.45%) Forcepoint
4 1 (3.45%) MobileIron
4 1 (3.45%) Oracle
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