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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 6 9 9
Rank change year-on-year
+3 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 17 7 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 18.09% 12.07% 10.69%
As % of the Vendors category 36.96% 25.00% 20.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 2
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£110 £198 £220
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-44.30% -10.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £103 £122 £116
10% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £309 £324
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £10.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.86 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+8.22% -13.37%
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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 28 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 48.94% 48.28% 52.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 11 32
Average daily rate £177 £280 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.78% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £70 £125 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £410 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 5
Average hourly rate £13.61 - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%

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 26 January 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 20 (60.61%) Windows
2 10 (30.30%) MS Office
2 10 (30.30%) Finance
2 10 (30.30%) Banking
3 9 (27.27%) Investment Banking
3 9 (27.27%) Change Management
3 9 (27.27%) MS Excel
4 6 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (18.18%) Linux
4 6 (18.18%) MS Exchange
4 6 (18.18%) SQL
4 6 (18.18%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (15.15%) Problem Management
5 5 (15.15%) Active Directory
5 5 (15.15%) Project Management
5 5 (15.15%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (15.15%) Windows 7
6 4 (12.12%) CollabNet
6 4 (12.12%) Git (software)
6 4 (12.12%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (12.12%) Hudson
6 4 (12.12%) Jenkins
6 4 (12.12%) Oracle Database
6 4 (12.12%) Relational Database
6 4 (12.12%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (12.12%) LAN
6 4 (12.12%) TIBCO
6 4 (12.12%) Oracle
6 4 (12.12%) SQL Server
6 4 (12.12%) WebLogic

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 6 (18.18%) MS Exchange
2 4 (12.12%) WebLogic
2 4 (12.12%) TIBCO EMS
3 3 (9.09%) Lync
3 3 (9.09%) IIS
4 2 (6.06%) IBM HTTP Server
4 2 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (6.06%) WebSphere
5 1 (3.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (3.03%) Apache
5 1 (3.03%) SharePoint
5 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (3.03%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 10 (30.30%) MS Office
2 9 (27.27%) MS Excel
3 6 (18.18%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (6.06%) MS Project
4 2 (6.06%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (6.06%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.06%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (3.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.03%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.12%) LAN
2 3 (9.09%) DHCP
2 3 (9.09%) TCP/IP
2 3 (9.09%) DNS
3 1 (3.03%) DMZ
3 1 (3.03%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.12%) SQL Server
1 4 (12.12%) Oracle Database
1 4 (12.12%) Relational Database
2 2 (6.06%) Cognos Framework Manager
2 2 (6.06%) Crystal Reports
2 2 (6.06%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (6.06%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (6.06%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (6.06%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (3.03%) ZAP BI
Development Applications
1 4 (12.12%) Git (software)
1 4 (12.12%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (12.12%) Hudson
1 4 (12.12%) Jenkins
1 4 (12.12%) Subversion
2 2 (6.06%) TeamCity
General
1 10 (30.30%) Finance
1 10 (30.30%) Banking
2 9 (27.27%) Investment Banking
3 2 (6.06%) General Ledger
4 1 (3.03%) Advertising
4 1 (3.03%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 8 (24.24%) Desktop Support
2 7 (21.21%) Analyst
3 6 (18.18%) Business Analyst
4 4 (12.12%) Support Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) Desktop Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) Developer
6 2 (6.06%) Architect
6 2 (6.06%) Junior
6 2 (6.06%) Consultant
6 2 (6.06%) NOC Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Banking Business Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Windows Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) IT Support
7 1 (3.03%) IT Technician
7 1 (3.03%) Operations Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) Network Operations Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) CRM Developer
7 1 (3.03%) Junior Analyst
7 1 (3.03%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.06%) HTML
1 2 (6.06%) .NET
1 2 (6.06%) ASP.NET
1 2 (6.06%) CSS
1 2 (6.06%) WCF
1 2 (6.06%) jQuery
1 2 (6.06%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.09%) Fixed Income
1 3 (9.09%) Equities
2 2 (6.06%) Credit Risk
2 2 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.03%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.03%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.03%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.03%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.03%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 20 (60.61%) Windows
2 6 (18.18%) Linux
2 6 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (15.15%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (15.15%) Windows 7
4 4 (12.12%) UNIX
5 2 (6.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (6.06%) Solaris
6 1 (3.03%) Windows XP
6 1 (3.03%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (3.03%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (27.27%) Change Management
2 5 (15.15%) Project Management
2 5 (15.15%) Problem Management
3 3 (9.09%) Test Scripting
3 3 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (9.09%) Business Analysis
3 3 (9.09%) Migration
4 2 (6.06%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (6.06%) MVC
4 2 (6.06%) ITIL
4 2 (6.06%) ETL
4 2 (6.06%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (6.06%) Requirements Management
4 2 (6.06%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (3.03%) Incident Management
5 1 (3.03%) E-Discovery
5 1 (3.03%) Use Case
5 1 (3.03%) OO
5 1 (3.03%) CRM
5 1 (3.03%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (18.18%) SQL
2 2 (6.06%) VBScript
2 2 (6.06%) PowerShell
2 2 (6.06%) C#
2 2 (6.06%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (12.12%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (12.12%) Degree
2 3 (9.09%) SC Cleared
2 3 (9.09%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.03%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (3.03%) MCSE
3 1 (3.03%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) SLA
1 1 (3.03%) Basel III
System Software
1 5 (15.15%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (6.06%) WMI
2 1 (3.03%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 4 (12.12%) Oracle
1 4 (12.12%) TIBCO
1 4 (12.12%) CollabNet
2 3 (9.09%) Citrix
3 2 (6.06%) Red Hat
3 2 (6.06%) Business Objects
3 2 (6.06%) SAP
3 2 (6.06%) Cognos
3 2 (6.06%) Ab Initio
3 2 (6.06%) VMware
3 2 (6.06%) Actimize
4 1 (3.03%) Tableau
4 1 (3.03%) Cisco
4 1 (3.03%) Reuters
4 1 (3.03%) Bloomberg
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