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 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 14 20 20
Rank change year-on-year
+6 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 3 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in County Antrim 3.41% 1.98% 1.00%
As % of the Qualifications category 20.00% 11.76% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate £105 £215 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-51.16% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £12.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £14.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+35.59% -1.66%
Microsoft Certification
Northern Ireland

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
15 17 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in County Antrim 17.05% 16.83% 7.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 6
Average daily rate £272 £475 £188
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.73% +153.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £105 £215 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £500 £208
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 £12.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+220.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in County Antrim

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the County Antrim region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the County Antrim region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Belfast +6 3 £105 -51.16%
Microsoft Certification
Northern Ireland

Microsoft Certification
Top 5 Related IT Skills in County Antrim

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the County Antrim region citing Microsoft Certification 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 Certification.

1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) MCSA
1 3 (100.00%) CCNA
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco Certification

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in County Antrim by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the County Antrim region citing Microsoft Certification 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 Certification. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Deskside Engineer
1 3 (100.00%) Deskside Support
1 3 (100.00%) Deskside Support Engineer
1 3 (100.00%) Support Engineer
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) CCNA
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (100.00%) MCSA
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory