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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 29 June 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 6 8 11
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 14 13 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 15.91% 16.67% 10.53%
As % of the Vendors category 25.45% 28.26% 29.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 6
Median daily rate £380 £180 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+111.11% -44.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £151 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £265 £353
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £337 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.94% +3.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £32.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +88.23%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +3.44%
Microsoft
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
55 46 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 62.50% 58.97% 35.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 24 15
Median daily rate £388 £200 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+93.75% -39.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £121 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £463 £380
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £32.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +88.23%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.83 £18.46 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+12.83% +8.58%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Belfast region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 29 June 2016.

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 29 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Belfast region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 13 (36.11%) SQL Server
1 13 (36.11%) MS Excel
1 13 (36.11%) CRM
2 12 (33.33%) SQL
3 9 (25.00%) Windows
3 9 (25.00%) HP
4 8 (22.22%) Dell
4 8 (22.22%) MS Exchange
4 8 (22.22%) .NET
4 8 (22.22%) Altiris
4 8 (22.22%) Active Directory
4 8 (22.22%) VMware
4 8 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (19.44%) Dell Compellent
5 7 (19.44%) SolarWinds
5 7 (19.44%) VMware ESX
5 7 (19.44%) IDOL
5 7 (19.44%) Dynamics CRM
5 7 (19.44%) Meridio
5 7 (19.44%) Exchange Server 2003
5 7 (19.44%) VB
5 7 (19.44%) SAN
5 7 (19.44%) CommVault
5 7 (19.44%) EDRMS
5 7 (19.44%) Symantec
5 7 (19.44%) Norton AntiVirus
6 6 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (16.67%) C#
6 6 (16.67%) Marketing
6 6 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
1 8 (22.22%) MS Exchange
2 7 (19.44%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (5.56%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.78%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (2.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (2.78%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (2.78%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (2.78%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (2.78%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 13 (36.11%) MS Excel
2 3 (8.33%) MS Office
3 2 (5.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (19.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (8.33%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (2.78%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (2.78%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.78%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 7 (19.44%) SAN
2 2 (5.56%) Internet
3 1 (2.78%) DHCP
3 1 (2.78%) DNS
3 1 (2.78%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (36.11%) SQL Server
2 7 (19.44%) EDRMS
2 7 (19.44%) IDOL
3 6 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (13.89%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (13.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (5.56%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (5.56%) MongoDB
6 2 (5.56%) OLAP
6 2 (5.56%) OLAP Cube
6 2 (5.56%) Relational Database
7 1 (2.78%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (2.78%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database
7 1 (2.78%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 2 (5.56%) MSI
1 2 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.78%) JDeveloper
2 1 (2.78%) MorphX
2 1 (2.78%) NUnit
2 1 (2.78%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (2.78%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (2.78%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (16.67%) Marketing
2 5 (13.89%) Advertising
3 3 (8.33%) Finance
3 3 (8.33%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.78%) Banking
4 1 (2.78%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.78%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.78%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.78%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (44.44%) Developer
2 10 (27.78%) Microsoft Developer
3 7 (19.44%) Exchange Engineer
4 6 (16.67%) CRM Developer
5 4 (11.11%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 4 (11.11%) Consultant
5 4 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 3 (8.33%) .NET Developer
6 3 (8.33%) Analyst
6 3 (8.33%) Microsoft BI Developer
6 3 (8.33%) SQL Developer
7 2 (5.56%) Desktop Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Consultant
7 2 (5.56%) Senior Exchange Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) SQL Server Developer
7 2 (5.56%) SSRS Developer
8 1 (2.78%) Automation Developer
8 1 (2.78%) HR Consultant
8 1 (2.78%) SSAS Developer
8 1 (2.78%) SSIS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (22.22%) .NET
2 4 (11.11%) ASP.NET
3 3 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (8.33%) HTML
3 3 (8.33%) XML
4 2 (5.56%) WCF
4 2 (5.56%) Web Services
5 1 (2.78%) .NET Framework
5 1 (2.78%) Apache Cordova
5 1 (2.78%) COM
5 1 (2.78%) CSS
5 1 (2.78%) CSS3
5 1 (2.78%) HTML5
5 1 (2.78%) MDX
5 1 (2.78%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.89%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.78%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.78%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 9 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (2.78%) Unix
2 1 (2.78%) Windows 7
2 1 (2.78%) Windows Server
2 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (2.78%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (36.11%) CRM
2 6 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
2 6 (16.67%) Migration
3 5 (13.89%) Asset Management
3 5 (13.89%) Unit Testing
4 3 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (8.33%) Change Management
4 3 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (8.33%) Data Analysis
4 3 (8.33%) MVC
4 3 (8.33%) Office Automation
4 3 (8.33%) Software Delivery
4 3 (8.33%) Software Deployment
4 3 (8.33%) Workflow
5 2 (5.56%) Application Packaging
5 2 (5.56%) Business Analysis
5 2 (5.56%) OOP
5 2 (5.56%) Project Planning
5 2 (5.56%) UML
5 2 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (33.33%) SQL
2 7 (19.44%) VB
3 6 (16.67%) C#
4 3 (8.33%) PL/SQL
4 3 (8.33%) T-SQL
5 2 (5.56%) JavaScript
5 2 (5.56%) VB.NET
5 2 (5.56%) VBA
6 1 (2.78%) Java
6 1 (2.78%) X++
Qualifications
1 1 (2.78%) Degree
1 1 (2.78%) HND
1 1 (2.78%) MCP
1 1 (2.78%) MCSE
1 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) QA
1 1 (2.78%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (22.22%) Active Directory
2 7 (19.44%) VMware ESX
3 2 (5.56%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (2.78%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (2.78%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.78%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (19.44%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (5.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (5.56%) Unicenter
3 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (2.78%) MIMEsweeper
3 1 (2.78%) SCDPM
3 1 (2.78%) SCOM
3 1 (2.78%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 9 (25.00%) HP
2 8 (22.22%) Altiris
2 8 (22.22%) Dell
2 8 (22.22%) VMware
3 7 (19.44%) CommVault
3 7 (19.44%) Dell Compellent
3 7 (19.44%) Meridio
3 7 (19.44%) SolarWinds
3 7 (19.44%) Symantec
4 2 (5.56%) Blue Prism
4 2 (5.56%) CA
4 2 (5.56%) Oracle
5 1 (2.78%) Citrix
5 1 (2.78%) Civica
5 1 (2.78%) Compuware
5 1 (2.78%) Forcepoint
5 1 (2.78%) MobileIron
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