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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 1 March 2017 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 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
County Antrim / Belfast
Rank 14 11 6
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 26 14 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 11.82% 13.46% 20.62%
As % of the Vendors category 27.37% 30.43% 37.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 8 9
Median daily rate £325 £325 £143
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +128.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £108 £104
10% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £365 £230
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 0 0
Median hourly rate £12.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £16.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +10.34%

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
95 46 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 43.18% 44.23% 54.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 13 24
Median daily rate £326 £300 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.66% +50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £109 £70
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £425 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 0 0
Median hourly rate £12.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Belfast region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 March 2017.

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 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Belfast region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 26 (60.47%) MS Excel
2 19 (44.19%) Windows
3 18 (41.86%) MS Office
4 12 (27.91%) Active Directory
5 10 (23.26%) Windows Server
6 9 (20.93%) MS Exchange
7 8 (18.60%) .NET
7 8 (18.60%) PowerShell
8 7 (16.28%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (16.28%) SQL Server
8 7 (16.28%) SQL
8 7 (16.28%) Finance
9 6 (13.95%) Migration
9 6 (13.95%) C#
9 6 (13.95%) Skype for Business
10 5 (11.63%) Requirements Analysis
10 5 (11.63%) Office 365
10 5 (11.63%) Analytical Skills
10 5 (11.63%) MS PowerPoint
10 5 (11.63%) MS Project
10 5 (11.63%) PRINCE2
10 5 (11.63%) PMP
10 5 (11.63%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (11.63%) Project Management
10 5 (11.63%) Budgeting and Forecasting
10 5 (11.63%) PMO
11 4 (9.30%) Customer Requirements
11 4 (9.30%) Service Management
11 4 (9.30%) MCDBA
11 4 (9.30%) MCP

Microsoft
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 9 (20.93%) MS Exchange
2 6 (13.95%) Skype for Business
3 3 (6.98%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (4.65%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (2.33%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (2.33%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (2.33%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 26 (60.47%) MS Excel
2 18 (41.86%) MS Office
3 5 (11.63%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (11.63%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.63%) Office 365
2 1 (2.33%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.30%) Skype
2 1 (2.33%) Cisco IPT
2 1 (2.33%) LAN
2 1 (2.33%) SAN
2 1 (2.33%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (16.28%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (4.65%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.33%) MSI
General
1 7 (16.28%) Finance
2 2 (4.65%) Multimedia
3 1 (2.33%) Advertising
3 1 (2.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (30.23%) Analyst
2 12 (27.91%) IT Support
3 8 (18.60%) Support Officer
4 7 (16.28%) Developer
4 7 (16.28%) Support Analyst
5 5 (11.63%) .NET Developer
5 5 (11.63%) Architect
5 5 (11.63%) Business Analyst
6 4 (9.30%) DBA
6 4 (9.30%) Exchange Architect
6 4 (9.30%) SQL DBA
7 3 (6.98%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 3 (6.98%) IT Engineer
7 3 (6.98%) Messaging Architect
7 3 (6.98%) SQL Analyst
7 3 (6.98%) SQL Support Analyst
8 2 (4.65%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
8 2 (4.65%) Rollout Engineer
8 2 (4.65%) Senior .NET Developer
8 2 (4.65%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (18.60%) .NET
2 3 (6.98%) ASP.NET
2 3 (6.98%) CSS
2 3 (6.98%) HTML
2 3 (6.98%) Web Services
3 1 (2.33%) AngularJS
3 1 (2.33%) jQuery
3 1 (2.33%) React
3 1 (2.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.63%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.65%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.33%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.33%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 19 (44.19%) Windows
2 10 (23.26%) Windows Server
3 2 (4.65%) Windows 2000
3 2 (4.65%) Windows XP
4 1 (2.33%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (16.28%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (13.95%) Migration
3 5 (11.63%) Budgeting and Forecasting
3 5 (11.63%) PRINCE2
3 5 (11.63%) Project Management
3 5 (11.63%) Requirements Analysis
4 4 (9.30%) Customer Requirements
4 4 (9.30%) Presales
4 4 (9.30%) Root Cause Analysis
4 4 (9.30%) Service Management
5 3 (6.98%) Change Management
5 3 (6.98%) ITIL
5 3 (6.98%) Software Delivery
6 2 (4.65%) CRM
6 2 (4.65%) Software Testing
7 1 (2.33%) Database Mirroring
7 1 (2.33%) Email Management
7 1 (2.33%) Network Management
7 1 (2.33%) Office Automation
7 1 (2.33%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 8 (18.60%) PowerShell
2 7 (16.28%) SQL
3 6 (13.95%) C#
4 4 (9.30%) JavaScript
5 3 (6.98%) T-SQL
6 2 (4.65%) C
7 1 (2.33%) VB
7 1 (2.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (11.63%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (11.63%) PMP
2 4 (9.30%) MCDBA
2 4 (9.30%) MCP
3 3 (6.98%) Degree
4 2 (4.65%) HND
5 1 (2.33%) A+ Certification
5 1 (2.33%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.63%) PMO
2 2 (4.65%) QA
System Software
1 12 (27.91%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.33%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 4 (9.30%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 4 (9.30%) SCOM
2 1 (2.33%) MIMEsweeper
2 1 (2.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (2.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (2.33%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 1 (2.33%) Apple
1 1 (2.33%) CA
1 1 (2.33%) Cisco
1 1 (2.33%) Clearswift
1 1 (2.33%) MobileIron
1 1 (2.33%) Symantec
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