The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the County Antrim region.

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.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 19 - 14
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 1 0 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in County Antrim 0.98% - 5.74%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.11% - 29.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £285 £288
% change year-on-year
+9.64% -0.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -11.42%
Qualifications Category
County Antrim
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
9 44 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in County Antrim 8.82% 19.05% 19.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 41 4
Average daily rate £188 £300 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% +22.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £225 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £350 £328
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £23.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-24.21% -5.00%
Microsoft Certification
Northern Ireland

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 18 April 2014. 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
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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
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Belfast - - - - 1
Microsoft Certification
Northern Ireland

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in County Antrim

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Service Delivery
2 2 (66.67%) Wireless
2 2 (66.67%) Migration
2 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) Backup Exec
2 2 (66.67%) VLE
2 2 (66.67%) MCITP
2 2 (66.67%) VLAN
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 2 (66.67%) Data Migration
2 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (66.67%) Windows 7
2 2 (66.67%) Meru Networks
2 2 (66.67%) MCSE
2 2 (66.67%) MCSA
2 2 (66.67%) LAN
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) Dell
2 2 (66.67%) SAN
2 2 (66.67%) CommVault
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (66.67%) Symantec
2 2 (66.67%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (66.67%) Asset Management
2 2 (66.67%) Altiris
3 1 (33.33%) MCDST

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in County Antrim by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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.

Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Office
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Tesseract
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) Wireless
1 2 (66.67%) VLAN
1 2 (66.67%) LAN
1 2 (66.67%) SAN
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Server Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Service Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Service Desk Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (66.67%) Windows 7
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Service Delivery
1 2 (66.67%) Migration
1 2 (66.67%) Data Migration
1 2 (66.67%) Asset Management
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) MCITP
1 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
1 2 (66.67%) MCSE
1 2 (66.67%) MCSA
2 1 (33.33%) MCDST
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) Backup Exec
1 2 (66.67%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) Meru Networks
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) Dell
2 2 (66.67%) CommVault
2 2 (66.67%) Symantec
2 2 (66.67%) Altiris