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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 11 8 13
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 10 9 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 14.71% 10.11% 8.49%
As % of the Vendors category 25.00% 23.68% 16.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 3
Average daily rate
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£188 £325 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.30% +22.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £154 £285 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £289
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £17.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00
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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 38 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 58.82% 42.70% 51.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 13 31
Average daily rate £200 £275 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.27% -29.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £233 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £356 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £17.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -10.25%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 12 (44.44%) Windows
2 10 (37.04%) ITIL
2 10 (37.04%) IIS
3 7 (25.93%) Web Services
3 7 (25.93%) Finance
4 6 (22.22%) SQL
4 6 (22.22%) .NET
4 6 (22.22%) MS Excel
4 6 (22.22%) SharePoint
5 5 (18.52%) Lotus
5 5 (18.52%) Intranet
5 5 (18.52%) Internet
5 5 (18.52%) Extranet
5 5 (18.52%) Cognos
5 5 (18.52%) IBM Notes
5 5 (18.52%) Replication
6 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (14.81%) assyst
6 4 (14.81%) UNIX
6 4 (14.81%) MS Access
6 4 (14.81%) ISA Server
6 4 (14.81%) Shell Script
6 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (14.81%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (11.11%) Cisco
7 3 (11.11%) Linux
7 3 (11.11%) Oracle
7 3 (11.11%) VBScript
7 3 (11.11%) MS Office

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 10 (37.04%) IIS
2 6 (22.22%) SharePoint
3 5 (18.52%) IBM Notes
4 4 (14.81%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (3.70%) CMS
5 1 (3.70%) IBM HTTP Server
5 1 (3.70%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (3.70%) Lync
5 1 (3.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (3.70%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (3.70%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (22.22%) MS Excel
2 3 (11.11%) MS Office
3 2 (7.41%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (14.81%) assyst
2 1 (3.70%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (18.52%) Intranet
1 5 (18.52%) Internet
1 5 (18.52%) Extranet
2 2 (7.41%) Firewall
2 2 (7.41%) DNS
2 2 (7.41%) DMZ
3 1 (3.70%) CTI
3 1 (3.70%) SAN
3 1 (3.70%) LAN
3 1 (3.70%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.70%) Wireless
3 1 (3.70%) IP Telephony
3 1 (3.70%) Cisco ICM
3 1 (3.70%) Unified Communications
3 1 (3.70%) NetScaler
3 1 (3.70%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.81%) MS Access
2 2 (7.41%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.41%) Oracle Database
2 2 (7.41%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle Discoverer
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Ant
1 1 (3.70%) Visual Studio
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle Forms
General
1 7 (25.93%) Finance
2 3 (11.11%) Banking
3 2 (7.41%) Law
3 2 (7.41%) Advertising
4 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.70%) Legal
4 1 (3.70%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (33.33%) Analyst
2 6 (22.22%) Developer
3 5 (18.52%) Support Analyst
3 5 (18.52%) Web Support Analyst
3 5 (18.52%) Web Analyst
4 4 (14.81%) Microsoft Developer
5 3 (11.11%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) DBA
6 2 (7.41%) Business Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) .NET Developer
6 2 (7.41%) Access Developer
7 1 (3.70%) Enterprise Architect
7 1 (3.70%) Operations Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) Deployment Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) Senior Desktop Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) C# Developer
7 1 (3.70%) Service Desk Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) Desktop Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) SQL DBA
7 1 (3.70%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (25.93%) Web Services
2 6 (22.22%) .NET
3 3 (11.11%) .NET Framework
4 2 (7.41%) COM
5 1 (3.70%) HTML
5 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET
5 1 (3.70%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (3.70%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (18.52%) Replication
2 2 (7.41%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.70%) Thin Client
3 1 (3.70%) Clustering
3 1 (3.70%) IVR
3 1 (3.70%) Fat Client
3 1 (3.70%) Reference Data
3 1 (3.70%) Visualisation
3 1 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.70%) User Experience
3 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 12 (44.44%) Windows
2 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (14.81%) UNIX
3 3 (11.11%) Linux
4 2 (7.41%) Solaris
5 1 (3.70%) Windows 2000
5 1 (3.70%) Windows NT
5 1 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (3.70%) Windows 7
5 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (37.04%) ITIL
2 3 (11.11%) Load Balancing
2 3 (11.11%) Migration
2 3 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (11.11%) Performance Analysis
3 2 (7.41%) Database Security
3 2 (7.41%) Validation
3 2 (7.41%) Change Management
3 2 (7.41%) Data Modelling
4 1 (3.70%) SOA
4 1 (3.70%) Project Management
4 1 (3.70%) Service Management
4 1 (3.70%) Regression Testing
4 1 (3.70%) Workflow
4 1 (3.70%) CRM
4 1 (3.70%) Problem Management
4 1 (3.70%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (3.70%) Usability Testing
4 1 (3.70%) Database Tuning
4 1 (3.70%) UX Design
Programming Languages
1 6 (22.22%) SQL
2 4 (14.81%) Shell Script
3 3 (11.11%) PowerShell
3 3 (11.11%) VBScript
4 2 (7.41%) VBA
4 2 (7.41%) C#
5 1 (3.70%) Delphi
5 1 (3.70%) Java
5 1 (3.70%) Perl
5 1 (3.70%) Python
5 1 (3.70%) Jython
Qualifications
1 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (7.41%) MCSE
3 1 (3.70%) CCA
3 1 (3.70%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (3.70%) MCP
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle Certification
3 1 (3.70%) DV Cleared
3 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (14.81%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (3.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 1 (3.70%) Cisco IPCC
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle RMAN
1 1 (3.70%) SCCM
1 1 (3.70%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 5 (18.52%) Cognos
1 5 (18.52%) Lotus
2 3 (11.11%) Cisco
2 3 (11.11%) Oracle
2 3 (11.11%) F5
3 2 (7.41%) Citrix
4 1 (3.70%) Avaya
4 1 (3.70%) Juniper
4 1 (3.70%) Sun
4 1 (3.70%) Nortel
4 1 (3.70%) Red Hat
4 1 (3.70%) Remedy
4 1 (3.70%) McAfee
4 1 (3.70%) VMware
4 1 (3.70%) Mitel