The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Certification in IT contracts advertised for the County Antrim region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Certification over the 3 months to 22 January 2017 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.

3 months to
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certification
Northern Ireland / County Antrim
Rank 34 - 18
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 2 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in County Antrim 0.90% - 4.08%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.45% - 15.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Median daily rate £175 - £100
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £9.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.09 £16.92 £15.77
% change year-on-year
-4.90% +7.29%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the County Antrim region.

Qualifications Category
County Antrim
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
58 12 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in County Antrim 26.13% 14.29% 26.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 4 13
Median daily rate £352 £450 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.77% +80.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £365 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 5
Median hourly rate £12.34 - £16.16
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.24 - £9.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.40 - £16.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.15 £40.00 £19.48
% change year-on-year
-29.62% +105.39%

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in County Antrim

The demand trend of contract jobs across the County Antrim region citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Qualifications category.

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in County Antrim

Microsoft Certification
Daily Rate Trend in County Antrim

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the County Antrim region.

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Trend in County Antrim

Microsoft Certification
Hourly Rate Trend in County Antrim

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the County Antrim region.

Microsoft Certification Hourly Rate Trend in County Antrim

Microsoft Certification
Contract Job Locations in County Antrim

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the County Antrim region over the 3 months to 22 January 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Belfast - 2 £175 - 1
Microsoft Certification
Northern Ireland

Microsoft Certification
Top 12 Related IT Skills in County Antrim

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification 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 County Antrim region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 3 (100.00%) ITIL
1 3 (100.00%) MCP
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) MCSE
1 3 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 3 (100.00%) MCTS
1 3 (100.00%) SCCM
1 3 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 3 (100.00%) Software Distribution
1 3 (100.00%) Mobile Device Management

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in County Antrim 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:

Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 3 (100.00%) 3rd Line Support
1 3 (100.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
1 3 (100.00%) Support Engineer
2 2 (66.67%) IT Engineer
2 2 (66.67%) IT Support
2 2 (66.67%) IT Support Engineer
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 3 (100.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 3 (100.00%) ITIL
1 3 (100.00%) Mobile Device Management
1 3 (100.00%) Software Distribution
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) MCP
1 3 (100.00%) MCSE
1 3 (100.00%) MCTS
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (100.00%) SCCM