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 August 2014 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 11 17 16
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 9 8 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 8.74% 7.21% 7.30%
As % of the Vendors category 19.57% 13.79% 13.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 7
Average daily rate
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£320 £245 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.61% -34.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.85
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -8.48%
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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 58 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 44.66% 52.25% 52.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 28 33
Average daily rate £313 £350 £180
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.71% +94.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £226 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £450 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £17.00 £13.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.92% -61.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.91
% change year-on-year
-10.25% -2.05%

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 22 August 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 11 (42.31%) Windows
2 9 (34.62%) Business Intelligence
2 9 (34.62%) Finance
3 8 (30.77%) SQL Server
4 7 (26.92%) .NET
5 6 (23.08%) SQL
6 5 (19.23%) Cognos
6 5 (19.23%) Active Directory
6 5 (19.23%) ETL
6 5 (19.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (19.23%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (15.38%) Oracle Database
7 4 (15.38%) Relational Database
7 4 (15.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (15.38%) Banking
7 4 (15.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (15.38%) SharePoint
7 4 (15.38%) C#
7 4 (15.38%) Oracle
7 4 (15.38%) Business Objects
7 4 (15.38%) Visual Studio
8 3 (11.54%) SAP
8 3 (11.54%) PL/SQL
8 3 (11.54%) Crystal Reports
8 3 (11.54%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (11.54%) Solaris
8 3 (11.54%) MS Office
8 3 (11.54%) UNIX
8 3 (11.54%) BusinessObjects
8 3 (11.54%) Citrix

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 4 (15.38%) SharePoint
2 2 (7.69%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (7.69%) IIS
3 1 (3.85%) IBM HTTP Server
3 1 (3.85%) WebSphere
3 1 (3.85%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (11.54%) MS Office
2 2 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 2 (7.69%) MS Visio
2 2 (7.69%) MS Project
3 1 (3.85%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (3.85%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 3 (11.54%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (11.54%) Dynamics AX
1 3 (11.54%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.54%) Oracle General Ledger
2 2 (7.69%) WebTrends
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.54%) Intranet
2 2 (7.69%) Internet
2 2 (7.69%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (30.77%) SQL Server
2 5 (19.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (15.38%) Oracle Database
3 4 (15.38%) Relational Database
3 4 (15.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (15.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (11.54%) Crystal Reports
4 3 (11.54%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (11.54%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (11.54%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (11.54%) MS Access
4 3 (11.54%) Oracle BI EE
4 3 (11.54%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (11.54%) Cognos Framework Manager
5 2 (7.69%) QlikView
6 1 (3.85%) OLAP
6 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (15.38%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (34.62%) Finance
2 4 (15.38%) Banking
3 3 (11.54%) General Ledger
4 2 (7.69%) Investment Banking
5 1 (3.85%) Legal
5 1 (3.85%) Advertising
5 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (34.62%) Developer
2 4 (15.38%) Analyst
3 3 (11.54%) Administrator
3 3 (11.54%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 2 (7.69%) Product Specialist
4 2 (7.69%) Business Intelligence Specialist
4 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Developer
4 2 (7.69%) Deployment Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Consultant
4 2 (7.69%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (7.69%) Business Intelligence Consultant
4 2 (7.69%) Software Developer
4 2 (7.69%) Business Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Graduate
5 1 (3.85%) Web Developer
5 1 (3.85%) Business Developer
5 1 (3.85%) Architect
5 1 (3.85%) .NET Developer
5 1 (3.85%) Business Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (26.92%) .NET
2 3 (11.54%) WCF
3 2 (7.69%) Software Packaging
3 2 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (7.69%) jQuery
3 2 (7.69%) Application Packaging
3 2 (7.69%) ASP.NET
3 2 (7.69%) CSS
3 2 (7.69%) HTML
4 1 (3.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) Clustering
2 1 (3.85%) Credit Risk
2 1 (3.85%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 11 (42.31%) Windows
2 3 (11.54%) Solaris
2 3 (11.54%) UNIX
2 3 (11.54%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (11.54%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (7.69%) Windows 7
3 2 (7.69%) Windows XP
4 1 (3.85%) Linux
4 1 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (34.62%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (19.23%) ETL
2 5 (19.23%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (11.54%) Data Modelling
3 3 (11.54%) Knowledge Management
3 3 (11.54%) Capacity Planning
3 3 (11.54%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (7.69%) Software Deployment
4 2 (7.69%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (7.69%) MVC
4 2 (7.69%) Configuration Management
4 2 (7.69%) Project Management
5 1 (3.85%) Change Management
5 1 (3.85%) Requirements Management
5 1 (3.85%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (3.85%) Data Analysis
5 1 (3.85%) Use Case
5 1 (3.85%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 6 (23.08%) SQL
2 4 (15.38%) C#
3 3 (11.54%) PL/SQL
4 1 (3.85%) VB.NET
4 1 (3.85%) PowerShell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (19.23%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.85%) VMware ESX
2 1 (3.85%) Citrix Presentation Server
Vendors
1 5 (19.23%) Cognos
2 4 (15.38%) Oracle
2 4 (15.38%) Business Objects
3 3 (11.54%) SAP
3 3 (11.54%) Citrix
3 3 (11.54%) VMware
4 2 (7.69%) Tableau
4 2 (7.69%) SolarWinds
4 2 (7.69%) Altiris
4 2 (7.69%) Websense
5 1 (3.85%) Red Hat
5 1 (3.85%) Ab Initio
5 1 (3.85%) Actimize
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