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 3 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 10 10 15
Rank change year-on-year
0 +5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 10 8 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 12.82% 7.62% 7.80%
As % of the Vendors category 21.74% 24.24% 18.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 4
Average daily rate
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£175 £325 £258
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-46.15% +26.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £151 £161 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £325 £286
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £32.00 £17.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+88.23% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -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
46 33 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 58.97% 31.43% 41.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 12 35
Average daily rate £175 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-46.15% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £121 £192 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £356 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £32.00 £17.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+88.23% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.14 £17.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+6.70% -12.82%

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 3 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 3 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 18 (51.43%) Windows
2 12 (34.29%) Finance
2 12 (34.29%) ITIL
3 10 (28.57%) IIS
4 8 (22.86%) MS Office
4 8 (22.86%) MS Excel
4 8 (22.86%) Change Management
5 7 (20.00%) Web Services
6 6 (17.14%) SQL
6 6 (17.14%) Banking
6 6 (17.14%) Problem Management
7 5 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
7 5 (14.29%) Replication
7 5 (14.29%) UNIX
7 5 (14.29%) .NET
7 5 (14.29%) Cognos
7 5 (14.29%) SharePoint
7 5 (14.29%) LAN
7 5 (14.29%) IBM Notes
7 5 (14.29%) Cisco
7 5 (14.29%) Lotus
7 5 (14.29%) Intranet
7 5 (14.29%) Internet
7 5 (14.29%) Extranet
8 4 (11.43%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (11.43%) Project Management
8 4 (11.43%) ISA Server
8 4 (11.43%) Shell Script
8 4 (11.43%) BizTalk Server
8 4 (11.43%) Microsoft Certification

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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 (28.57%) IIS
2 5 (14.29%) IBM Notes
2 5 (14.29%) SharePoint
3 4 (11.43%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (8.57%) Lync
5 1 (2.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (2.86%) WebLogic
5 1 (2.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (2.86%) CMS
5 1 (2.86%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 8 (22.86%) MS Office
1 8 (22.86%) MS Excel
2 5 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (11.43%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 5 (14.29%) LAN
1 5 (14.29%) Intranet
1 5 (14.29%) Internet
1 5 (14.29%) Extranet
2 3 (8.57%) DNS
2 3 (8.57%) Wireless
2 3 (8.57%) IP Telephony
2 3 (8.57%) Unified Communications
3 2 (5.71%) TCP/IP
3 2 (5.71%) DMZ
3 2 (5.71%) Firewall
4 1 (2.86%) SAN
4 1 (2.86%) DHCP
4 1 (2.86%) CTI
4 1 (2.86%) Cisco ICM
4 1 (2.86%) NetScaler
4 1 (2.86%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.43%) MS Access
2 2 (5.71%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.71%) Oracle Database
2 2 (5.71%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.86%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (2.86%) Oracle Discoverer
3 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Ant
1 1 (2.86%) Oracle Forms
General
1 12 (34.29%) Finance
2 6 (17.14%) Banking
3 4 (11.43%) Investment Banking
4 2 (5.71%) Law
5 1 (2.86%) Legal
5 1 (2.86%) Front Office
5 1 (2.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (37.14%) Analyst
2 7 (20.00%) Desktop Support
3 6 (17.14%) Support Analyst
4 5 (14.29%) Business Analyst
4 5 (14.29%) Web Analyst
4 5 (14.29%) Web Support Analyst
5 4 (11.43%) Developer
6 3 (8.57%) Systems Engineer
6 3 (8.57%) Architect
7 2 (5.71%) .NET Developer
7 2 (5.71%) DBA
7 2 (5.71%) Desktop Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Enterprise Architect
7 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Developer
7 2 (5.71%) Access Developer
8 1 (2.86%) Junior Business Analyst
8 1 (2.86%) Banking Business Analyst
8 1 (2.86%) Junior Analyst
8 1 (2.86%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
8 1 (2.86%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (20.00%) Web Services
2 5 (14.29%) .NET
3 3 (8.57%) .NET Framework
4 2 (5.71%) COM
5 1 (2.86%) Middleware
5 1 (2.86%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.29%) Replication
2 4 (11.43%) Data Centre
3 3 (8.57%) Fixed Income
3 3 (8.57%) Equities
4 1 (2.86%) IVR
4 1 (2.86%) Fat Client
4 1 (2.86%) Reference Data
4 1 (2.86%) Visualisation
4 1 (2.86%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.86%) User Experience
4 1 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.86%) Clustering
4 1 (2.86%) Thin Client
4 1 (2.86%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 18 (51.43%) Windows
2 5 (14.29%) UNIX
3 4 (11.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (11.43%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (8.57%) Linux
4 3 (8.57%) Windows 7
5 2 (5.71%) Solaris
6 1 (2.86%) Windows Vista
6 1 (2.86%) Windows 2000
6 1 (2.86%) Windows NT
6 1 (2.86%) Windows XP
6 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (34.29%) ITIL
2 8 (22.86%) Change Management
3 6 (17.14%) Problem Management
4 4 (11.43%) Project Management
5 3 (8.57%) Business Analysis
5 3 (8.57%) Test Scripting
5 3 (8.57%) Change Control
5 3 (8.57%) Load Balancing
5 3 (8.57%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (8.57%) Performance Analysis
6 2 (5.71%) Database Security
6 2 (5.71%) Data Modelling
6 2 (5.71%) Validation
6 2 (5.71%) Migration
7 1 (2.86%) Scrum
7 1 (2.86%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (2.86%) Document Management
7 1 (2.86%) SOA
7 1 (2.86%) Service Management
7 1 (2.86%) Database Tuning
Programming Languages
1 6 (17.14%) SQL
2 4 (11.43%) Shell Script
3 3 (8.57%) PowerShell
3 3 (8.57%) VBScript
4 2 (5.71%) VBA
5 1 (2.86%) Python
5 1 (2.86%) C#
5 1 (2.86%) Delphi
5 1 (2.86%) Java
5 1 (2.86%) Perl
5 1 (2.86%) Jython
Qualifications
1 4 (11.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (8.57%) Degree
3 2 (5.71%) MCSE
3 2 (5.71%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.86%) MCP
4 1 (2.86%) MCSA
4 1 (2.86%) CCA
4 1 (2.86%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (2.86%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.86%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.86%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (2.86%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 4 (11.43%) ISA Server
2 1 (2.86%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.86%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (2.86%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 1 (2.86%) Cisco IPCC
1 1 (2.86%) Oracle RMAN
1 1 (2.86%) SCCM
1 1 (2.86%) Data Guard
1 1 (2.86%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 5 (14.29%) Lotus
1 5 (14.29%) Cognos
1 5 (14.29%) Cisco
2 3 (8.57%) Mitel
2 3 (8.57%) F5
2 3 (8.57%) Oracle
2 3 (8.57%) Nortel
2 3 (8.57%) Citrix
2 3 (8.57%) Avaya
2 3 (8.57%) Juniper
3 1 (2.86%) Red Hat
3 1 (2.86%) Reuters
3 1 (2.86%) Bloomberg
3 1 (2.86%) Remedy
3 1 (2.86%) McAfee
3 1 (2.86%) VMware
3 1 (2.86%) Sun
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