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 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 5 4 22
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +18
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 19 18 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 19.19% 18.37% 5.04%
As % of the Vendors category 33.93% 50.00% 15.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 8 4
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£208 £235 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.70% -29.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £152 £94 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £342 £424
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Average hourly rate £32.00 £17.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+88.23% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.38 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.03% -3.33%
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
56 36 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 56.57% 36.73% 32.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 15 47
Average daily rate £225 £335 £369
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.83% -9.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £121 £115 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £380 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Average hourly rate £32.00 £17.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+88.23% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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 27 April 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Belfast

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Belfast region over the 3 months to 27 April 2015.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Belfast

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 21 (58.33%) Windows
2 12 (33.33%) IIS
3 10 (27.78%) ITIL
3 10 (27.78%) Change Management
4 9 (25.00%) Finance
4 9 (25.00%) MS Office
5 8 (22.22%) SQL
5 8 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (19.44%) Cognos
7 6 (16.67%) Problem Management
7 6 (16.67%) Windows 7
8 5 (13.89%) Lync
8 5 (13.89%) PowerShell
8 5 (13.89%) Replication
8 5 (13.89%) SharePoint
8 5 (13.89%) MS Excel
8 5 (13.89%) IBM Notes
8 5 (13.89%) VBScript
8 5 (13.89%) Web Services
8 5 (13.89%) Intranet
8 5 (13.89%) Internet
8 5 (13.89%) Extranet
8 5 (13.89%) Lotus
8 5 (13.89%) LAN
8 5 (13.89%) DNS
9 4 (11.11%) Cisco
9 4 (11.11%) UNIX
9 4 (11.11%) Citrix
9 4 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 12 (33.33%) IIS
2 5 (13.89%) IBM Notes
2 5 (13.89%) SharePoint
2 5 (13.89%) Lync
3 4 (11.11%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (8.33%) MS Exchange
5 1 (2.78%) Apache
5 1 (2.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (2.78%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 9 (25.00%) MS Office
2 5 (13.89%) MS Excel
3 4 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (11.11%) assyst
2 2 (5.56%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 2 (5.56%) Oracle General Ledger
2 2 (5.56%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.89%) LAN
1 5 (13.89%) DNS
1 5 (13.89%) Intranet
1 5 (13.89%) Internet
1 5 (13.89%) Extranet
2 3 (8.33%) DHCP
2 3 (8.33%) TCP/IP
2 3 (8.33%) Wireless
2 3 (8.33%) IP Telephony
2 3 (8.33%) Unified Communications
3 2 (5.56%) DMZ
3 2 (5.56%) Firewall
4 1 (2.78%) SAN
4 1 (2.78%) CTI
4 1 (2.78%) Cisco ICM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.33%) SQL Server
1 3 (8.33%) Relational Database
2 2 (5.56%) Cognos Framework Manager
2 2 (5.56%) Oracle Database
2 2 (5.56%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (5.56%) Oracle BI EE
2 2 (5.56%) Crystal Reports
2 2 (5.56%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (5.56%) MS Access
2 2 (5.56%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Ant
General
1 9 (25.00%) Finance
2 3 (8.33%) Banking
2 3 (8.33%) Investment Banking
3 2 (5.56%) General Ledger
3 2 (5.56%) Law
4 1 (2.78%) Front Office
4 1 (2.78%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (27.78%) Analyst
2 9 (25.00%) Desktop Support
3 6 (16.67%) Support Analyst
4 5 (13.89%) Web Analyst
4 5 (13.89%) Web Support Analyst
5 4 (11.11%) Support Engineer
5 4 (11.11%) Desktop Engineer
6 3 (8.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 3 (8.33%) Architect
6 3 (8.33%) Business Analyst
6 3 (8.33%) Systems Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) Windows Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) NOC Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) Operations Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) Developer
7 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Developer
7 2 (5.56%) Access Developer
7 2 (5.56%) Enterprise Architect
8 1 (2.78%) Field Support Engineer
8 1 (2.78%) Desktop Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.89%) Web Services
2 3 (8.33%) .NET Framework
2 3 (8.33%) .NET
3 2 (5.56%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.89%) Replication
2 3 (8.33%) Fixed Income
2 3 (8.33%) Equities
3 1 (2.78%) IVR
3 1 (2.78%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.78%) Fat Client
3 1 (2.78%) Reference Data
3 1 (2.78%) Visualisation
3 1 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.78%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.78%) Thin Client
3 1 (2.78%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.78%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 21 (58.33%) Windows
2 8 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
2 8 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (16.67%) Windows 7
4 4 (11.11%) UNIX
5 3 (8.33%) Solaris
6 1 (2.78%) Linux
6 1 (2.78%) Windows 2000
6 1 (2.78%) Windows XP
6 1 (2.78%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (27.78%) ITIL
1 10 (27.78%) Change Management
2 6 (16.67%) Problem Management
3 4 (11.11%) Project Management
3 4 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (8.33%) Performance Analysis
4 3 (8.33%) Change Control
4 3 (8.33%) Load Balancing
4 3 (8.33%) Test Scripting
4 3 (8.33%) Business Analysis
5 2 (5.56%) Validation
5 2 (5.56%) Migration
5 2 (5.56%) Data Modelling
5 2 (5.56%) ETL
5 2 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (5.56%) Database Security
6 1 (2.78%) OO
6 1 (2.78%) Service Management
6 1 (2.78%) Regression Testing
6 1 (2.78%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 8 (22.22%) SQL
2 5 (13.89%) VBScript
2 5 (13.89%) PowerShell
3 3 (8.33%) Shell Script
4 2 (5.56%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.78%) Jython
5 1 (2.78%) Python
5 1 (2.78%) Java
5 1 (2.78%) Perl
Qualifications
1 4 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (11.11%) Degree
2 3 (8.33%) SC Cleared
2 3 (8.33%) Security Cleared
3 2 (5.56%) MCSE
4 1 (2.78%) MCSA
4 1 (2.78%) CCA
4 1 (2.78%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (2.78%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.78%) MCP
System Software
1 4 (11.11%) ISA Server
2 3 (8.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (5.56%) WMI
2 1 (2.78%) SCCM
2 1 (2.78%) AirWatch
2 1 (2.78%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (2.78%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 7 (19.44%) Cognos
2 5 (13.89%) Lotus
3 4 (11.11%) Cisco
3 4 (11.11%) Citrix
4 3 (8.33%) Avaya
4 3 (8.33%) Juniper
4 3 (8.33%) Nortel
4 3 (8.33%) Mitel
4 3 (8.33%) F5
5 2 (5.56%) VMware
5 2 (5.56%) Oracle
5 2 (5.56%) Business Objects
5 2 (5.56%) SAP
6 1 (2.78%) Sun
6 1 (2.78%) Reuters
6 1 (2.78%) Bloomberg
6 1 (2.78%) McAfee
6 1 (2.78%) Tableau
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