The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Belfast region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 3 24 3
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -21
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 18 11 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 18.18% 4.76% 19.83%
As % of the Vendors category 47.37% 13.92% 44.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 6
Average daily rate £145 £331 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-56.22% +27.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £93 £265 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £347 £424 £263
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -4.76%
Vendors Category
Belfast
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
38 79 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 38.38% 34.20% 44.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 48 12
Average daily rate £335 £356 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.96% +34.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £375 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -5.50%
Microsoft
County Antrim

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014, 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 11 (45.83%) Windows
2 8 (33.33%) Finance
3 6 (25.00%) Cognos
3 6 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
3 6 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (20.83%) Altiris
4 5 (20.83%) SharePoint
4 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (16.67%) Intranet
5 4 (16.67%) Active Directory
5 4 (16.67%) Windows XP
5 4 (16.67%) MS Excel
5 4 (16.67%) .NET
6 3 (12.50%) General Ledger
6 3 (12.50%) Application Packaging
6 3 (12.50%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 3 (12.50%) Software Packaging
6 3 (12.50%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (12.50%) Oracle General Ledger
6 3 (12.50%) Oracle BI EE
6 3 (12.50%) Security Cleared
6 3 (12.50%) SolarWinds
6 3 (12.50%) Oracle Database
6 3 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (12.50%) Software Deployment
6 3 (12.50%) Oracle
6 3 (12.50%) Visual Studio
6 3 (12.50%) SAP
6 3 (12.50%) PL/SQL

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 5 (20.83%) SharePoint
2 3 (12.50%) IIS
3 2 (8.33%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (4.17%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (8.33%) MS Office
3 1 (4.17%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (12.50%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.50%) Oracle General Ledger
1 3 (12.50%) WebTrends
1 3 (12.50%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (4.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (4.17%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.67%) Intranet
2 3 (12.50%) Internet
2 3 (12.50%) Extranet
3 2 (8.33%) Wireless
3 2 (8.33%) SAN
3 2 (8.33%) LAN
3 2 (8.33%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.50%) Oracle Database 11g
1 3 (12.50%) Oracle BI EE
1 3 (12.50%) Oracle Database
1 3 (12.50%) Crystal Reports
1 3 (12.50%) Oracle Reports
1 3 (12.50%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (8.33%) MS Access
2 2 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.33%) Relational Database
3 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (12.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (33.33%) Finance
2 3 (12.50%) General Ledger
3 1 (4.17%) Banking
3 1 (4.17%) Retail
3 1 (4.17%) Investment Banking
3 1 (4.17%) French Language
3 1 (4.17%) German Language
3 1 (4.17%) Spanish Language
3 1 (4.17%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (16.67%) Deployment Engineer
2 3 (12.50%) Desktop Engineer
2 3 (12.50%) Developer
3 2 (8.33%) Analyst
3 2 (8.33%) Field Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) Business Intelligence Specialist
3 2 (8.33%) Product Specialist
3 2 (8.33%) Server Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Developer
4 1 (4.17%) SharePoint Developer
4 1 (4.17%) Cognos Specialist
4 1 (4.17%) Rollout Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Team Leader
4 1 (4.17%) IT Project Manager
4 1 (4.17%) Applications Support Specialist
4 1 (4.17%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 1 (4.17%) CRM Developer
4 1 (4.17%) Graduate
4 1 (4.17%) Applications Specialist
4 1 (4.17%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.67%) .NET
2 3 (12.50%) Application Packaging
2 3 (12.50%) Software Packaging
3 2 (8.33%) Web Services
4 1 (4.17%) WCF
4 1 (4.17%) CSS3
4 1 (4.17%) HTML5
4 1 (4.17%) CSS
4 1 (4.17%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) EPoS
1 2 (8.33%) VLE
2 1 (4.17%) Fat Client
2 1 (4.17%) Thin Client
2 1 (4.17%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 11 (45.83%) Windows
2 6 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (16.67%) Windows XP
5 3 (12.50%) Solaris
5 3 (12.50%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (12.50%) Software Deployment
2 3 (12.50%) ETL
2 3 (12.50%) Configuration Management
3 2 (8.33%) Service Delivery
3 2 (8.33%) Migration
3 2 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (8.33%) Data Migration
3 2 (8.33%) Asset Management
3 2 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (4.17%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
4 1 (4.17%) ITIL
4 1 (4.17%) PRINCE2
4 1 (4.17%) CRM
4 1 (4.17%) RAD
4 1 (4.17%) Project Management
4 1 (4.17%) Scrum
4 1 (4.17%) Risk Management
4 1 (4.17%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.50%) PL/SQL
1 3 (12.50%) SQL
2 2 (8.33%) C#
3 1 (4.17%) PowerShell
3 1 (4.17%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (8.33%) MCSE
2 2 (8.33%) MCSA
2 2 (8.33%) MCITP
3 1 (4.17%) Degree
3 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (4.17%) Hyper-V
3 1 (4.17%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (8.33%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 6 (25.00%) Cognos
2 5 (20.83%) Altiris
3 3 (12.50%) SolarWinds
3 3 (12.50%) Oracle
3 3 (12.50%) SAP
3 3 (12.50%) Business Objects
3 3 (12.50%) Dell
3 3 (12.50%) Websense
4 2 (8.33%) Symantec
4 2 (8.33%) CommVault
4 2 (8.33%) Cisco
4 2 (8.33%) Meru Networks
4 2 (8.33%) VMware
5 1 (4.17%) Fujitsu
5 1 (4.17%) IBM
5 1 (4.17%) Citrix
5 1 (4.17%) HP
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