The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Belfast region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 6 14 9
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 10 9 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 11.36% 8.33% 10.76%
As % of the Vendors category 26.32% 16.36% 20.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 7
Average daily rate
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£323 £265 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.69% -29.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
Vendors Category
Belfast
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
38 55 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 43.18% 50.93% 52.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 31 34
Average daily rate £275 £388 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.03% +63.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £252 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £17.00 - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +2.63%
Microsoft
County Antrim

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 29 July 2014, 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 13 (46.43%) Windows
2 10 (35.71%) Business Intelligence
2 10 (35.71%) Finance
3 6 (21.43%) Active Directory
3 6 (21.43%) Cognos
3 6 (21.43%) SQL
3 6 (21.43%) SQL Server
4 5 (17.86%) .NET
4 5 (17.86%) SharePoint
4 5 (17.86%) ETL
4 5 (17.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (17.86%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (14.29%) Windows 7
5 4 (14.29%) Relational Database
5 4 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (14.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (14.29%) Intranet
5 4 (14.29%) Windows XP
5 4 (14.29%) Citrix
5 4 (14.29%) MS Office
5 4 (14.29%) Visual Studio
5 4 (14.29%) Business Objects
6 3 (10.71%) IIS
6 3 (10.71%) Crystal Reports
6 3 (10.71%) UNIX
6 3 (10.71%) SAP
6 3 (10.71%) Oracle
6 3 (10.71%) PL/SQL
6 3 (10.71%) BusinessObjects
6 3 (10.71%) MS Access

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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 5 (17.86%) SharePoint
2 3 (10.71%) IIS
3 2 (7.14%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (3.57%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (14.29%) MS Office
2 2 (7.14%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.57%) MS Visio
3 1 (3.57%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (3.57%) PowerPivot
3 1 (3.57%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (10.71%) WebTrends
1 3 (10.71%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (10.71%) Dynamics AX
1 3 (10.71%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.71%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (14.29%) Intranet
2 3 (10.71%) Internet
2 3 (10.71%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (21.43%) SQL Server
2 5 (17.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (14.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (14.29%) Relational Database
4 3 (10.71%) Cognos Framework Manager
4 3 (10.71%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (10.71%) Oracle Database
4 3 (10.71%) Oracle BI EE
4 3 (10.71%) Crystal Reports
4 3 (10.71%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (10.71%) MS Access
4 3 (10.71%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (10.71%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (7.14%) QlikView
6 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (3.57%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 4 (14.29%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (35.71%) Finance
2 3 (10.71%) Banking
2 3 (10.71%) General Ledger
3 2 (7.14%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.57%) Legal
4 1 (3.57%) Advertising
4 1 (3.57%) French Language
4 1 (3.57%) German Language
4 1 (3.57%) Spanish Language
4 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (25.00%) Developer
2 4 (14.29%) Analyst
2 4 (14.29%) Deployment Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) Administrator
3 3 (10.71%) Desktop Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 2 (7.14%) Business Intelligence Specialist
4 2 (7.14%) Product Specialist
4 2 (7.14%) Software Developer
4 2 (7.14%) Business Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) Consultant
4 2 (7.14%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (7.14%) Business Intelligence Consultant
5 1 (3.57%) Applications Specialist
5 1 (3.57%) Technical Support
5 1 (3.57%) Support Specialist
5 1 (3.57%) Applications Support
5 1 (3.57%) Business Developer
5 1 (3.57%) Team Leader
5 1 (3.57%) Applications Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.86%) .NET
2 3 (10.71%) Application Packaging
2 3 (10.71%) Software Packaging
3 2 (7.14%) Web Services
4 1 (3.57%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) Clustering
2 1 (3.57%) Credit Risk
2 1 (3.57%) Fat Client
2 1 (3.57%) Visualisation
2 1 (3.57%) EPoS
2 1 (3.57%) Thin Client
2 1 (3.57%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 13 (46.43%) Windows
2 4 (14.29%) Windows XP
2 4 (14.29%) Windows 7
3 3 (10.71%) UNIX
3 3 (10.71%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (10.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (10.71%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (35.71%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (17.86%) ETL
2 5 (17.86%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (10.71%) Capacity Planning
3 3 (10.71%) Root Cause Analysis
3 3 (10.71%) Software Deployment
3 3 (10.71%) Data Modelling
3 3 (10.71%) Knowledge Management
3 3 (10.71%) Configuration Management
4 2 (7.14%) Project Management
4 2 (7.14%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (3.57%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (3.57%) Change Management
5 1 (3.57%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (3.57%) Data Analysis
5 1 (3.57%) Requirements Management
5 1 (3.57%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 6 (21.43%) SQL
2 3 (10.71%) PL/SQL
3 2 (7.14%) C#
4 1 (3.57%) VB.NET
4 1 (3.57%) PowerShell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (21.43%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.57%) ISA Server
2 1 (3.57%) VMware ESX
2 1 (3.57%) Citrix Presentation Server
Vendors
1 6 (21.43%) Cognos
2 4 (14.29%) Citrix
2 4 (14.29%) Business Objects
3 3 (10.71%) SAP
3 3 (10.71%) Oracle
3 3 (10.71%) Websense
3 3 (10.71%) VMware
3 3 (10.71%) Altiris
3 3 (10.71%) SolarWinds
4 2 (7.14%) Tableau
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