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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 14 7 8
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 11 10 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 10.48% 13.89% 12.73%
As % of the Vendors category 21.57% 28.57% 26.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 5
Average daily rate
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£105 £130 £220
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.23% -40.90%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £10.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.55 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+10.70% -17.87%
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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
51 35 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 48.57% 48.61% 48.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 15 37
Average daily rate £250 £260 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £105 £125 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 2
Average hourly rate £11.00 £13.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.51% -22.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.40 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.35% -10.52%

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 19 December 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 15 (51.72%) Windows
2 8 (27.59%) SQL
2 8 (27.59%) SQL Server
3 7 (24.14%) Finance
3 7 (24.14%) Banking
4 6 (20.69%) Investment Banking
4 6 (20.69%) Business Intelligence
4 6 (20.69%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (20.69%) Linux
4 6 (20.69%) MS Excel
4 6 (20.69%) MS Exchange
5 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (17.24%) Relational Database
6 4 (13.79%) Hudson
6 4 (13.79%) Jenkins
6 4 (13.79%) Oracle Database
6 4 (13.79%) Git (software)
6 4 (13.79%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (13.79%) CollabNet
6 4 (13.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (13.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (13.79%) TIBCO EMS
6 4 (13.79%) Subversion
6 4 (13.79%) .NET
6 4 (13.79%) Oracle
6 4 (13.79%) WebLogic
6 4 (13.79%) MS Office
6 4 (13.79%) TIBCO
6 4 (13.79%) ETL
6 4 (13.79%) Active Directory

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 6 (20.69%) MS Exchange
2 4 (13.79%) TIBCO EMS
2 4 (13.79%) WebLogic
3 3 (10.34%) IIS
3 3 (10.34%) Lync
4 2 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (6.90%) WebSphere
4 2 (6.90%) IBM HTTP Server
5 1 (3.45%) Apache
5 1 (3.45%) SharePoint
5 1 (3.45%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 6 (20.69%) MS Excel
2 4 (13.79%) MS Office
3 3 (10.34%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (6.90%) MS Visio
4 2 (6.90%) MS Project
5 1 (3.45%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Oracle General Ledger
1 2 (6.90%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.90%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (6.90%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (3.45%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.90%) DHCP
1 2 (6.90%) TCP/IP
1 2 (6.90%) DNS
2 1 (3.45%) DMZ
2 1 (3.45%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (27.59%) SQL Server
2 5 (17.24%) Relational Database
3 4 (13.79%) Oracle Database
3 4 (13.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (13.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (10.34%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (10.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (6.90%) Cognos Framework Manager
5 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Power View
5 2 (6.90%) Oracle BI EE
5 2 (6.90%) QlikView
5 2 (6.90%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (6.90%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (6.90%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (6.90%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (3.45%) OLAP
6 1 (3.45%) MS Access
6 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (3.45%) ZAP BI
6 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (13.79%) Hudson
1 4 (13.79%) Jenkins
1 4 (13.79%) Git (software)
1 4 (13.79%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (13.79%) Subversion
2 2 (6.90%) TeamCity
3 1 (3.45%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (24.14%) Finance
1 7 (24.14%) Banking
2 6 (20.69%) Investment Banking
3 2 (6.90%) General Ledger
3 2 (6.90%) Advertising
4 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (27.59%) Developer
2 4 (13.79%) Analyst
2 4 (13.79%) Consultant
3 3 (10.34%) Business Analyst
3 3 (10.34%) Support Engineer
3 3 (10.34%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 2 (6.90%) Windows Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Developer
4 2 (6.90%) Banking Business Analyst
4 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Consultant
4 2 (6.90%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) NOC Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Architect
4 2 (6.90%) Business Intelligence Consultant
4 2 (6.90%) Desktop Support
5 1 (3.45%) Software Developer
5 1 (3.45%) Junior
5 1 (3.45%) Network Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.79%) .NET
2 2 (6.90%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (6.90%) jQuery
2 2 (6.90%) WCF
2 2 (6.90%) HTML
2 2 (6.90%) ASP.NET
2 2 (6.90%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (6.90%) Credit Risk
2 1 (3.45%) Mainframe
2 1 (3.45%) Client/Server
2 1 (3.45%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.45%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (3.45%) Visualisation
2 1 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 15 (51.72%) Windows
2 6 (20.69%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (20.69%) Linux
3 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (10.34%) UNIX
4 3 (10.34%) Windows 7
5 2 (6.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (6.90%) Solaris
6 1 (3.45%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (20.69%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (13.79%) ETL
3 3 (10.34%) Change Management
3 3 (10.34%) Data Modelling
3 3 (10.34%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (6.90%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (6.90%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (6.90%) Requirements Management
4 2 (6.90%) Migration
4 2 (6.90%) MVC
4 2 (6.90%) Project Management
5 1 (3.45%) OO
5 1 (3.45%) CRM
5 1 (3.45%) Content Management
5 1 (3.45%) Data Analysis
5 1 (3.45%) Use Case
5 1 (3.45%) E-Discovery
Programming Languages
1 8 (27.59%) SQL
2 3 (10.34%) C#
3 2 (6.90%) PowerShell
3 2 (6.90%) PL/SQL
3 2 (6.90%) VBScript
4 1 (3.45%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (6.90%) SC Cleared
1 2 (6.90%) Security Cleared
1 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.45%) MCSE
2 1 (3.45%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) SLA
1 1 (3.45%) Basel III
System Software
1 4 (13.79%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (6.90%) WMI
2 1 (3.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 4 (13.79%) CollabNet
1 4 (13.79%) Oracle
1 4 (13.79%) TIBCO
2 3 (10.34%) Business Objects
2 3 (10.34%) Tableau
3 2 (6.90%) Actimize
3 2 (6.90%) Ab Initio
3 2 (6.90%) VMware
3 2 (6.90%) Cognos
3 2 (6.90%) SAP
3 2 (6.90%) Citrix
3 2 (6.90%) Red Hat
4 1 (3.45%) Cisco
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