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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 30 July 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.

3 months to
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 9 10 8
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 15 9 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 12.61% 13.43% 10.23%
As % of the Vendors category 19.23% 23.08% 23.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 3
Median daily rate £318 £181 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+75.17% -44.23%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £340 £330
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £20.00 - £17.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.82 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+5.43% -
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
78 39 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 65.55% 58.21% 43.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 24 13
Median daily rate £255 £200 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.50% -27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £463 £356
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Median hourly rate £20.00 - £17.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Belfast region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 30 July 2016.

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 30 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Belfast region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 16 (44.44%) MS Excel
2 13 (36.11%) CRM
3 12 (33.33%) Windows
3 12 (33.33%) SQL Server
4 11 (30.56%) SQL
5 10 (27.78%) HP
5 10 (27.78%) VMware
6 9 (25.00%) Dell
6 9 (25.00%) CommVault
7 8 (22.22%) MS Exchange
7 8 (22.22%) Active Directory
7 8 (22.22%) Altiris
7 8 (22.22%) Dynamics CRM
7 8 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
8 7 (19.44%) SolarWinds
8 7 (19.44%) Exchange Server 2003
8 7 (19.44%) SQL Server 2008
8 7 (19.44%) Dell Compellent
8 7 (19.44%) Meridio
8 7 (19.44%) VMware ESX
8 7 (19.44%) VB
8 7 (19.44%) .NET
8 7 (19.44%) SAN
8 7 (19.44%) EDRMS
8 7 (19.44%) Symantec
8 7 (19.44%) Norton AntiVirus
8 7 (19.44%) IDOL
9 6 (16.67%) Migration
9 6 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
10 5 (13.89%) Marketing

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
1 8 (22.22%) MS Exchange
2 7 (19.44%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (8.33%) SharePoint
4 2 (5.56%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (5.56%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (2.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (2.78%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (2.78%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 16 (44.44%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.78%) MS Office
2 1 (2.78%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.78%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (22.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (8.33%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (2.78%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (2.78%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.78%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 7 (19.44%) SAN
2 3 (8.33%) DHCP
2 3 (8.33%) DNS
3 2 (5.56%) Internet
4 1 (2.78%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 7 (19.44%) EDRMS
2 7 (19.44%) IDOL
2 7 (19.44%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (13.89%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (13.89%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (8.33%) SQL Server 2000
5 3 (8.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (5.56%) MongoDB
7 1 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (2.78%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (2.78%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database
7 1 (2.78%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (5.56%) MSI
2 2 (5.56%) NUnit
3 1 (2.78%) JDeveloper
3 1 (2.78%) MorphX
3 1 (2.78%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (2.78%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (2.78%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (13.89%) Advertising
1 5 (13.89%) Marketing
1 5 (13.89%) Telecoms
2 4 (11.11%) Finance
3 2 (5.56%) Banking
3 2 (5.56%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.78%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.78%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.78%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (33.33%) Developer
2 7 (19.44%) Exchange Engineer
2 7 (19.44%) Microsoft Developer
3 6 (16.67%) Consultant
3 6 (16.67%) CRM Developer
4 4 (11.11%) Analyst
4 4 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 4 (11.11%) Microsoft Consultant
5 2 (5.56%) .NET Developer
5 2 (5.56%) Business Analyst
5 2 (5.56%) CRM Consultant
5 2 (5.56%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
5 2 (5.56%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
5 2 (5.56%) Senior Exchange Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) SQL Developer
5 2 (5.56%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (2.78%) Desktop Support
6 1 (2.78%) Management Consultant
6 1 (2.78%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (19.44%) .NET
2 5 (13.89%) ASP.NET
3 4 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (5.56%) WCF
4 2 (5.56%) Web Services
5 1 (2.78%) COM
5 1 (2.78%) MDX
5 1 (2.78%) Middleware
5 1 (2.78%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.78%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.78%) Clustering
2 1 (2.78%) Equities
2 1 (2.78%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 12 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (2.78%) Unix
2 1 (2.78%) Windows 7
2 1 (2.78%) Windows Server
2 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (2.78%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (36.11%) CRM
2 6 (16.67%) Migration
3 5 (13.89%) Asset Management
3 5 (13.89%) Unit Testing
4 4 (11.11%) Change Management
4 4 (11.11%) MVC
5 3 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (8.33%) Data Analysis
5 3 (8.33%) Office Automation
5 3 (8.33%) Software Delivery
5 3 (8.33%) Software Deployment
5 3 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (8.33%) Workflow
6 2 (5.56%) Application Packaging
6 2 (5.56%) Change Control
6 2 (5.56%) OOP
6 2 (5.56%) Project Management
6 2 (5.56%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 11 (30.56%) SQL
2 7 (19.44%) VB
3 5 (13.89%) C#
4 2 (5.56%) VB.NET
5 1 (2.78%) Java
5 1 (2.78%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.78%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.78%) X++
Qualifications
1 2 (5.56%) Degree
1 2 (5.56%) HND
1 2 (5.56%) MCP
1 2 (5.56%) MCSE
1 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.56%) SLA
2 1 (2.78%) QA
System Software
1 8 (22.22%) Active Directory
2 7 (19.44%) VMware ESX
3 3 (8.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 2 (5.56%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (2.78%) Hyper-V
5 1 (2.78%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (19.44%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (5.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (5.56%) Unicenter
3 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (2.78%) MIMEsweeper
3 1 (2.78%) SCDPM
3 1 (2.78%) SCOM
3 1 (2.78%) SCVMM
3 1 (2.78%) Simpana
Vendors
1 10 (27.78%) HP
1 10 (27.78%) VMware
2 9 (25.00%) CommVault
2 9 (25.00%) Dell
3 8 (22.22%) Altiris
4 7 (19.44%) Dell Compellent
4 7 (19.44%) Meridio
4 7 (19.44%) SolarWinds
4 7 (19.44%) Symantec
5 3 (8.33%) Citrix
6 2 (5.56%) Blue Prism
6 2 (5.56%) CA
6 2 (5.56%) Civica
6 2 (5.56%) Oracle
7 1 (2.78%) Compuware
7 1 (2.78%) Forcepoint
7 1 (2.78%) MobileIron
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