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 30 October 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 14 16 9
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 14 4 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 10.45% 4.21% 10.26%
As % of the Vendors category 22.58% 10.26% 25.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 4
Average daily rate
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£315 £130 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+142.30% -42.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £137 £126 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £134 £279
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £11.00 - £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £13.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.40% -15.62%
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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
62 39 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 46.27% 41.05% 39.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 15 22
Average daily rate £275 £290 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.17% +16.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £143 £125 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 1
Average hourly rate £11.00 £13.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.51% -15.62%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -5.26%

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 30 October 2014.

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 October 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 10 (40.00%) Windows
2 8 (32.00%) Banking
3 6 (24.00%) Finance
3 6 (24.00%) Linux
3 6 (24.00%) SQL Server
3 6 (24.00%) MS Excel
3 6 (24.00%) Investment Banking
4 5 (20.00%) Active Directory
4 5 (20.00%) SQL
5 4 (16.00%) Subversion
5 4 (16.00%) .NET
5 4 (16.00%) WebLogic
5 4 (16.00%) MS Office
5 4 (16.00%) TIBCO
5 4 (16.00%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (16.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (16.00%) TIBCO EMS
5 4 (16.00%) CollabNet
5 4 (16.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (16.00%) Git (software)
5 4 (16.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (16.00%) Hudson
5 4 (16.00%) Jenkins
5 4 (16.00%) Relational Database
6 3 (12.00%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (12.00%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (12.00%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (12.00%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (12.00%) Knowledge Management
6 3 (12.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 (16.00%) WebLogic
1 4 (16.00%) TIBCO EMS
2 3 (12.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (8.00%) IBM HTTP Server
3 2 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (8.00%) WebSphere
4 1 (4.00%) Lync
4 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (4.00%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 6 (24.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (16.00%) MS Office
3 3 (12.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (12.00%) MS Visio
3 3 (12.00%) MS Project
4 1 (4.00%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (4.00%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) DMZ
1 1 (4.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (24.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (16.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (16.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 4 (16.00%) Relational Database
3 3 (12.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (12.00%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (8.00%) QlikView
4 2 (8.00%) Oracle Database
4 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Power View
5 1 (4.00%) ZAP BI
5 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (4.00%) MS Access
5 1 (4.00%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 4 (16.00%) Subversion
1 4 (16.00%) Git (software)
1 4 (16.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (16.00%) Hudson
1 4 (16.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (8.00%) TeamCity
3 1 (4.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (32.00%) Banking
2 6 (24.00%) Finance
2 6 (24.00%) Investment Banking
3 2 (8.00%) Advertising
4 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (32.00%) Developer
2 5 (20.00%) Analyst
3 4 (16.00%) Business Analyst
3 4 (16.00%) Administrator
4 3 (12.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 3 (12.00%) Consultant
5 2 (8.00%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (8.00%) Business Intelligence Consultant
5 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Consultant
5 2 (8.00%) Architect
5 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Banking Business Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) CRM Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Microsoft BI Consultant
6 1 (4.00%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Dynamics AX Consultant
6 1 (4.00%) IT Technician
6 1 (4.00%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Software Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Release Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.00%) .NET
2 2 (8.00%) HTML
2 2 (8.00%) ASP.NET
2 2 (8.00%) CSS
2 2 (8.00%) jQuery
2 2 (8.00%) WCF
2 2 (8.00%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) Clustering
2 2 (8.00%) Credit Risk
2 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.00%) Visualisation
3 1 (4.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 10 (40.00%) Windows
2 6 (24.00%) Linux
3 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (8.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (4.00%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (4.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (16.00%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (12.00%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (12.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 3 (12.00%) Capacity Planning
2 3 (12.00%) Knowledge Management
2 3 (12.00%) Data Modelling
2 3 (12.00%) Project Management
3 2 (8.00%) Change Management
3 2 (8.00%) Migration
3 2 (8.00%) MVC
3 2 (8.00%) ETL
3 2 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (8.00%) Requirements Management
3 2 (8.00%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (8.00%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (4.00%) Use Case
4 1 (4.00%) Data Analysis
4 1 (4.00%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.00%) SQL
2 3 (12.00%) C#
3 1 (4.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.00%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) Basel III
1 1 (4.00%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 1 (4.00%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 4 (16.00%) TIBCO
1 4 (16.00%) CollabNet
2 3 (12.00%) Citrix
2 3 (12.00%) VMware
3 2 (8.00%) Ab Initio
3 2 (8.00%) Oracle
3 2 (8.00%) Red Hat
3 2 (8.00%) Actimize
3 2 (8.00%) Tableau
4 1 (4.00%) Cisco
4 1 (4.00%) Business Objects
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