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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 9 6 22
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +16
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 16 17 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 18.18% 17.17% 4.90%
As % of the Vendors category 30.19% 44.74% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 4
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£208 £325 £298
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.15% +9.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £152 £208 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £353 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 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%
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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
53 38 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 60.23% 38.38% 29.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 13 35
Average daily rate £215 £335 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.82% -10.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £121 £207 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £380 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Average hourly rate £32.00 £17.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+88.23% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%

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 22 May 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Belfast

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Belfast region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Belfast

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (57.14%) Windows
2 11 (31.43%) IIS
3 10 (28.57%) ITIL
3 10 (28.57%) Finance
4 8 (22.86%) Change Management
4 8 (22.86%) MS Office
4 8 (22.86%) SQL
5 7 (20.00%) Cognos
6 6 (17.14%) SharePoint
6 6 (17.14%) Web Services
6 6 (17.14%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (17.14%) Problem Management
6 6 (17.14%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (14.29%) Windows 7
7 5 (14.29%) Replication
7 5 (14.29%) Intranet
7 5 (14.29%) Internet
7 5 (14.29%) Extranet
7 5 (14.29%) Lotus
7 5 (14.29%) MS Excel
7 5 (14.29%) LAN
7 5 (14.29%) IBM Notes
7 5 (14.29%) .NET
8 4 (11.43%) Cisco
8 4 (11.43%) UNIX
8 4 (11.43%) BizTalk Server
8 4 (11.43%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (11.43%) ISA Server
8 4 (11.43%) MS PowerPoint
8 4 (11.43%) assyst

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 11 (31.43%) IIS
2 6 (17.14%) SharePoint
3 5 (14.29%) IBM Notes
4 4 (11.43%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (8.57%) Lync
6 1 (2.86%) IBM HTTP Server
6 1 (2.86%) CMS
6 1 (2.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (2.86%) Apache
6 1 (2.86%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (22.86%) MS Office
2 5 (14.29%) MS Excel
3 4 (11.43%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (11.43%) assyst
2 2 (5.71%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 2 (5.71%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (5.71%) Oracle General Ledger
Communications & Networking
1 5 (14.29%) Intranet
1 5 (14.29%) Internet
1 5 (14.29%) Extranet
1 5 (14.29%) LAN
2 3 (8.57%) Unified Communications
2 3 (8.57%) Wireless
2 3 (8.57%) IP Telephony
2 3 (8.57%) DNS
3 2 (5.71%) DMZ
3 2 (5.71%) Firewall
4 1 (2.86%) Cisco ICM
4 1 (2.86%) CTI
4 1 (2.86%) SAN
4 1 (2.86%) DHCP
4 1 (2.86%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.57%) Relational Database
1 3 (8.57%) Oracle Database
2 2 (5.71%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (5.71%) Crystal Reports
2 2 (5.71%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.71%) MS Access
2 2 (5.71%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (5.71%) Oracle BI EE
2 2 (5.71%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (5.71%) Cognos Framework Manager
3 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Ant
General
1 10 (28.57%) Finance
2 4 (11.43%) Banking
3 3 (8.57%) Investment Banking
4 2 (5.71%) General Ledger
4 2 (5.71%) Law
5 1 (2.86%) Legal
5 1 (2.86%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.86%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 10 (28.57%) Analyst
2 9 (25.71%) Desktop Support
3 6 (17.14%) Support Analyst
4 5 (14.29%) Web Support Analyst
4 5 (14.29%) Web Analyst
5 4 (11.43%) Desktop Engineer
5 4 (11.43%) Developer
6 3 (8.57%) Architect
6 3 (8.57%) Business Analyst
6 3 (8.57%) Systems Engineer
6 3 (8.57%) Support Engineer
6 3 (8.57%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Access Developer
7 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Developer
7 2 (5.71%) .NET Developer
7 2 (5.71%) Enterprise Architect
8 1 (2.86%) AWS Architect
8 1 (2.86%) Operations Engineer
8 1 (2.86%) C# .NET Developer
8 1 (2.86%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (17.14%) Web Services
2 5 (14.29%) .NET
3 3 (8.57%) .NET Framework
4 2 (5.71%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.29%) Replication
2 3 (8.57%) Fixed Income
2 3 (8.57%) Equities
3 1 (2.86%) User Experience
3 1 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.86%) Visualisation
3 1 (2.86%) Fat Client
3 1 (2.86%) Reference Data
3 1 (2.86%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.86%) IVR
3 1 (2.86%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.86%) Thin Client
3 1 (2.86%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 20 (57.14%) Windows
2 6 (17.14%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (17.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (14.29%) Windows 7
4 4 (11.43%) UNIX
5 3 (8.57%) Solaris
6 1 (2.86%) Windows Vista
6 1 (2.86%) Windows XP
6 1 (2.86%) Linux
6 1 (2.86%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (28.57%) ITIL
2 8 (22.86%) Change Management
3 6 (17.14%) Problem Management
4 4 (11.43%) Project Management
4 4 (11.43%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (8.57%) Performance Analysis
5 3 (8.57%) Test Scripting
5 3 (8.57%) Change Control
5 3 (8.57%) Load Balancing
5 3 (8.57%) Business Analysis
6 2 (5.71%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (5.71%) Data Modelling
6 2 (5.71%) ETL
6 2 (5.71%) Validation
6 2 (5.71%) Migration
6 2 (5.71%) Database Security
7 1 (2.86%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (2.86%) E-Discovery
7 1 (2.86%) UX Design
7 1 (2.86%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (22.86%) SQL
2 3 (8.57%) PowerShell
2 3 (8.57%) Shell Script
2 3 (8.57%) VBScript
3 2 (5.71%) PL/SQL
4 1 (2.86%) Jython
4 1 (2.86%) C#
4 1 (2.86%) Delphi
4 1 (2.86%) Java
4 1 (2.86%) Perl
4 1 (2.86%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (11.43%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (11.43%) Degree
2 3 (8.57%) SC Cleared
2 3 (8.57%) Security Cleared
3 2 (5.71%) MCSE
4 1 (2.86%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.86%) CCA
4 1 (2.86%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (2.86%) MCSA
4 1 (2.86%) MCP
System Software
1 4 (11.43%) ISA Server
2 1 (2.86%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.86%) AirWatch
1 1 (2.86%) SCCM
1 1 (2.86%) Cisco IPCC
1 1 (2.86%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 7 (20.00%) Cognos
2 5 (14.29%) Lotus
3 4 (11.43%) Cisco
4 3 (8.57%) F5
4 3 (8.57%) Mitel
4 3 (8.57%) Avaya
4 3 (8.57%) Juniper
4 3 (8.57%) Nortel
4 3 (8.57%) Oracle
5 2 (5.71%) Business Objects
5 2 (5.71%) SAP
5 2 (5.71%) Citrix
6 1 (2.86%) Tableau
6 1 (2.86%) VMware
6 1 (2.86%) Reuters
6 1 (2.86%) Bloomberg
6 1 (2.86%) McAfee
6 1 (2.86%) Sun
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