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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 14 5 8
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 9 18 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 10.34% 20.93% 11.67%
As % of the Vendors category 20.93% 42.86% 25.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 4
Average daily rate £350 £110 £223
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+218.18% -50.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £103 £103
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £145 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £10.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
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
43 42 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 49.43% 48.84% 45.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 17 11
Average daily rate £375 £144 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+160.86% -55.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £70 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £374 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £13.61 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +6.06%

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
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 11 February 2016, 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 15 (71.43%) SQL
2 14 (66.67%) VBA
3 12 (57.14%) Relational Database
4 11 (52.38%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (52.38%) Sybase
4 11 (52.38%) VB
4 11 (52.38%) MS Access
5 9 (42.86%) Windows
6 8 (38.10%) Banking
7 6 (28.57%) Finance
8 5 (23.81%) SQL Server
9 4 (19.05%) Unix
9 4 (19.05%) .NET
9 4 (19.05%) T-SQL
9 4 (19.05%) C#
9 4 (19.05%) HTML
9 4 (19.05%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (19.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (19.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (19.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (14.29%) OLAP Cube
10 3 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
10 3 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
10 3 (14.29%) Business Analysis
10 3 (14.29%) MS Visio
10 3 (14.29%) BusinessObjects
10 3 (14.29%) Citrix
10 3 (14.29%) Linux

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 2 (9.52%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.76%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (4.76%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (14.29%) MS Office
1 3 (14.29%) MS Visio
2 2 (9.52%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.76%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (57.14%) Relational Database
2 11 (52.38%) MS Access
3 5 (23.81%) SQL Server
4 4 (19.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (19.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (19.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (14.29%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (14.29%) OLAP
5 3 (14.29%) OLAP Cube
5 3 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database
General
1 8 (38.10%) Banking
2 6 (28.57%) Finance
3 2 (9.52%) Marketing
4 1 (4.76%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 19 (90.48%) Developer
2 9 (42.86%) Access Developer
2 9 (42.86%) VBA Developer
3 7 (33.33%) Access VBA Developer
4 6 (28.57%) Microsoft Developer
5 4 (19.05%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 4 (19.05%) Microsoft BI Developer
5 4 (19.05%) Programmer
5 4 (19.05%) VBA Programmer
6 3 (14.29%) SQL Developer
7 2 (9.52%) CRM Developer
7 2 (9.52%) Excel Developer
7 2 (9.52%) Excel VBA Developer
7 2 (9.52%) Sybase Developer
7 2 (9.52%) Unix Developer
7 2 (9.52%) Unix Scripter
8 1 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM Developer
8 1 (4.76%) SQL Server BI Developer
8 1 (4.76%) T-SQL Developer
8 1 (4.76%) VB Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (19.05%) .NET
1 4 (19.05%) HTML
2 3 (14.29%) XML
3 1 (4.76%) .NET Framework
3 1 (4.76%) Apache Cordova
3 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET
3 1 (4.76%) CSS
3 1 (4.76%) CSS3
3 1 (4.76%) HTML5
3 1 (4.76%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 11 (52.38%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (42.86%) Windows
2 4 (19.05%) Unix
3 3 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (19.05%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (14.29%) Business Analysis
2 3 (14.29%) CRM
2 3 (14.29%) UML
3 1 (4.76%) Data Modelling
3 1 (4.76%) E-business
3 1 (4.76%) ETL
3 1 (4.76%) ETL Development
3 1 (4.76%) Migration
3 1 (4.76%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (71.43%) SQL
2 14 (66.67%) VBA
3 11 (52.38%) VB
4 4 (19.05%) C#
4 4 (19.05%) T-SQL
5 3 (14.29%) JavaScript
5 3 (14.29%) PL/SQL
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 11 (52.38%) Sybase
2 3 (14.29%) Citrix
3 1 (4.76%) Oracle
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