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 26 March 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.

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

Location
3 months to
26 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 4 4 22
Rank change year-on-year
0 +18
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 20 14 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 20.20% 17.07% 5.88%
As % of the Vendors category 39.22% 41.18% 15.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 4 3
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£145 £135 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.40% -62.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £104 £353
10% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £271 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £326 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.36% +0.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £12.50 £17.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.47% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £14.88
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -5.91%
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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
51 34 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 51.52% 41.46% 38.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 12 43
Average daily rate £250 £280 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.71% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £115 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £410 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Average hourly rate £12.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.47% -2.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £18.46
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -5.20%

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 26 March 2015.

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 26 March 2015, 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 22 (70.97%) Windows
2 11 (35.48%) Change Management
3 10 (32.26%) Finance
4 9 (29.03%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (29.03%) MS Office
4 9 (29.03%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (22.58%) IIS
6 6 (19.35%) ITIL
6 6 (19.35%) MS Excel
6 6 (19.35%) Windows 7
6 6 (19.35%) Problem Management
6 6 (19.35%) Lync
7 5 (16.13%) PowerShell
7 5 (16.13%) MS Exchange
7 5 (16.13%) LAN
7 5 (16.13%) VBScript
7 5 (16.13%) DNS
7 5 (16.13%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (12.90%) Cisco
8 4 (12.90%) Active Directory
8 4 (12.90%) Citrix
8 4 (12.90%) Project Management
8 4 (12.90%) SQL
8 4 (12.90%) UNIX
8 4 (12.90%) Degree
8 4 (12.90%) MS PowerPoint
8 4 (12.90%) Migration
9 3 (9.68%) Equities
9 3 (9.68%) Mitel
9 3 (9.68%) Banking

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 26 March 2015, 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 7 (22.58%) IIS
2 6 (19.35%) Lync
3 5 (16.13%) MS Exchange
4 1 (3.23%) IBM HTTP Server
4 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (3.23%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (3.23%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.23%) Apache
4 1 (3.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 9 (29.03%) MS Office
2 6 (19.35%) MS Excel
3 4 (12.90%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Oracle General Ledger
1 2 (6.45%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.45%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (3.23%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 5 (16.13%) LAN
1 5 (16.13%) DNS
2 3 (9.68%) IP Telephony
2 3 (9.68%) Firewall
2 3 (9.68%) Wireless
2 3 (9.68%) DHCP
2 3 (9.68%) TCP/IP
2 3 (9.68%) DMZ
2 3 (9.68%) Unified Communications
3 1 (3.23%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.68%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.45%) Oracle Database
2 2 (6.45%) Cognos Framework Manager
2 2 (6.45%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (6.45%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (6.45%) Crystal Reports
2 2 (6.45%) Oracle BI EE
2 2 (6.45%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (3.23%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.23%) ZAP BI
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Ant
General
1 10 (32.26%) Finance
2 3 (9.68%) Banking
2 3 (9.68%) Investment Banking
3 2 (6.45%) General Ledger
4 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.23%) Law
4 1 (3.23%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 9 (29.03%) Desktop Support
2 4 (12.90%) Analyst
2 4 (12.90%) Support Engineer
2 4 (12.90%) Desktop Engineer
3 3 (9.68%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 3 (9.68%) Systems Engineer
3 3 (9.68%) Architect
3 3 (9.68%) Business Analyst
4 2 (6.45%) Consultant
4 2 (6.45%) Windows Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Operations Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Enterprise Architect
4 2 (6.45%) NOC Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 1 (3.23%) SQL DBA
5 1 (3.23%) IT Support Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Junior Business Analyst
5 1 (3.23%) Field Support Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Desktop Analyst
5 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.68%) .NET Framework
1 3 (9.68%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.68%) Equities
1 3 (9.68%) Fixed Income
2 2 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.23%) Fat Client
3 1 (3.23%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.23%) Visualisation
3 1 (3.23%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (3.23%) Reference Data
3 1 (3.23%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.23%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.23%) Mainframe
3 1 (3.23%) Thin Client
3 1 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 22 (70.97%) Windows
2 9 (29.03%) Windows Server 2008
2 9 (29.03%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (19.35%) Windows 7
4 4 (12.90%) UNIX
5 3 (9.68%) Solaris
6 1 (3.23%) Windows Vista
6 1 (3.23%) Windows XP
6 1 (3.23%) Linux
6 1 (3.23%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (35.48%) Change Management
2 6 (19.35%) ITIL
2 6 (19.35%) Problem Management
3 4 (12.90%) Project Management
3 4 (12.90%) Migration
4 3 (9.68%) Business Analysis
4 3 (9.68%) Load Balancing
4 3 (9.68%) Test Scripting
4 3 (9.68%) Performance Analysis
4 3 (9.68%) Change Control
5 2 (6.45%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (6.45%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (6.45%) ETL
5 2 (6.45%) Validation
6 1 (3.23%) Content Management
6 1 (3.23%) Workflow
6 1 (3.23%) Regression Testing
6 1 (3.23%) Service Management
6 1 (3.23%) Incident Management
6 1 (3.23%) E-Discovery
Programming Languages
1 5 (16.13%) PowerShell
1 5 (16.13%) VBScript
2 4 (12.90%) SQL
3 3 (9.68%) Shell Script
4 2 (6.45%) PL/SQL
5 1 (3.23%) Jython
5 1 (3.23%) Java
5 1 (3.23%) Perl
5 1 (3.23%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (16.13%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (12.90%) Degree
3 3 (9.68%) SC Cleared
3 3 (9.68%) Security Cleared
4 2 (6.45%) MCSE
5 1 (3.23%) MCP
5 1 (3.23%) MCSA
5 1 (3.23%) CCA
5 1 (3.23%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (3.23%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (12.90%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (6.45%) WMI
2 1 (3.23%) SCCM
2 1 (3.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 4 (12.90%) Cisco
1 4 (12.90%) Citrix
2 3 (9.68%) Mitel
2 3 (9.68%) Nortel
2 3 (9.68%) Avaya
2 3 (9.68%) Juniper
2 3 (9.68%) F5
3 2 (6.45%) Cognos
3 2 (6.45%) Oracle
3 2 (6.45%) SAP
3 2 (6.45%) Business Objects
3 2 (6.45%) VMware
4 1 (3.23%) Reuters
4 1 (3.23%) Bloomberg
4 1 (3.23%) McAfee
4 1 (3.23%) Sun
4 1 (3.23%) Tableau
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