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 17 January 2017 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
County Antrim / Belfast
Rank 13 7 9
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 27 12 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 12.68% 16.00% 16.28%
As % of the Vendors category 33.33% 28.57% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 7 5
Median daily rate £325 £313 £105
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +197.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £136 £303 £102
10% offered a daily rate of more than £441 £335 £131
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 0 2
Median hourly rate £12.00 - £10.75
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 - £10.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 - £10.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.55 £15.63 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-13.29% +4.16%

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
81 42 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 38.03% 56.00% 48.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 10 17
Median daily rate £355 £313 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.60% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £305 £70
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £370 £389
UK excluding London median daily rate £392 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.53% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 0 3
Median hourly rate £12.00 - £11.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 - £10.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 - £15.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £22.50 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +34.32%

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 17 January 2017.

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 17 January 2017, 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 22 (56.41%) MS Excel
2 17 (43.59%) Windows
3 15 (38.46%) MS Office
4 11 (28.21%) Active Directory
5 9 (23.08%) .NET
6 8 (20.51%) MS Exchange
6 8 (20.51%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (17.95%) SQL
7 7 (17.95%) Windows Server
8 6 (15.38%) Migration
8 6 (15.38%) Finance
8 6 (15.38%) Skype for Business
8 6 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (12.82%) MS PowerPoint
9 5 (12.82%) Project Management
9 5 (12.82%) C#
10 4 (10.26%) SQL Server
10 4 (10.26%) MS Project
10 4 (10.26%) PMP
10 4 (10.26%) PRINCE2
10 4 (10.26%) Change Management
10 4 (10.26%) Requirements Analysis
10 4 (10.26%) Root Cause Analysis
10 4 (10.26%) Office 365
10 4 (10.26%) PowerShell
10 4 (10.26%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 4 (10.26%) Skype
10 4 (10.26%) Presales
10 4 (10.26%) Budgeting and Forecasting
11 3 (7.69%) Software Delivery

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 (20.51%) MS Exchange
2 6 (15.38%) Skype for Business
3 1 (2.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.56%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 22 (56.41%) MS Excel
2 15 (38.46%) MS Office
3 5 (12.82%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (10.26%) MS Project
5 1 (2.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (5.13%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.26%) Office 365
2 1 (2.56%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.26%) Skype
2 1 (2.56%) Cisco IPT
2 1 (2.56%) DHCP
2 1 (2.56%) DNS
2 1 (2.56%) LAN
2 1 (2.56%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.26%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.13%) Oracle Database
2 2 (5.13%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (5.13%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (5.13%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.56%) MSI
General
1 6 (15.38%) Finance
2 2 (5.13%) Advertising
2 2 (5.13%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.56%) Banking
3 1 (2.56%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.56%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 10 (25.64%) IT Support
2 9 (23.08%) Analyst
3 8 (20.51%) Developer
4 7 (17.95%) .NET Developer
4 7 (17.95%) Support Officer
5 5 (12.82%) Architect
5 5 (12.82%) Business Analyst
6 4 (10.26%) Exchange Architect
7 3 (7.69%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 3 (7.69%) IT Engineer
7 3 (7.69%) Messaging Architect
7 3 (7.69%) Support Analyst
8 2 (5.13%) .NET Software Developer
8 2 (5.13%) C# .NET Developer
8 2 (5.13%) C# Developer
8 2 (5.13%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
8 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Solutions Architect
8 2 (5.13%) Office 365 Architect
8 2 (5.13%) Rollout Engineer
8 2 (5.13%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (23.08%) .NET
2 3 (7.69%) ASP.NET
3 2 (5.13%) CSS
3 2 (5.13%) HTML
3 2 (5.13%) Web Services
3 2 (5.13%) WPF
3 2 (5.13%) XML
4 1 (2.56%) AngularJS
4 1 (2.56%) React
4 1 (2.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 8 (20.51%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.13%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.56%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.56%) Equities
3 1 (2.56%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 17 (43.59%) Windows
2 7 (17.95%) Windows Server
3 2 (5.13%) Windows 2000
3 2 (5.13%) Windows XP
4 1 (2.56%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (15.38%) Migration
2 5 (12.82%) Project Management
3 4 (10.26%) Budgeting and Forecasting
3 4 (10.26%) Change Management
3 4 (10.26%) Presales
3 4 (10.26%) PRINCE2
3 4 (10.26%) Requirements Analysis
3 4 (10.26%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (7.69%) CRM
4 3 (7.69%) Software Delivery
5 2 (5.13%) Software Testing
6 1 (2.56%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (2.56%) Configuration Management
6 1 (2.56%) ETL
6 1 (2.56%) Front End Development
6 1 (2.56%) Office Automation
6 1 (2.56%) SDLC
6 1 (2.56%) Service Design
6 1 (2.56%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (17.95%) SQL
2 5 (12.82%) C#
3 4 (10.26%) PowerShell
4 3 (7.69%) JavaScript
5 2 (5.13%) C
5 2 (5.13%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (10.26%) PMP
2 3 (7.69%) Degree
3 2 (5.13%) HND
4 1 (2.56%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.13%) QA
System Software
1 11 (28.21%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.56%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 4 (10.26%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (2.56%) MIMEsweeper
2 1 (2.56%) Simpana
2 1 (2.56%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (2.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (2.56%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 2 (5.13%) Oracle
2 1 (2.56%) Apple
2 1 (2.56%) CA
2 1 (2.56%) Cisco
2 1 (2.56%) Citrix
2 1 (2.56%) Clearswift
2 1 (2.56%) CommVault
2 1 (2.56%) MobileIron
2 1 (2.56%) Symantec
2 1 (2.56%) VMware
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