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 3 July 2015 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.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank - - 21
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 0 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in County Antrim - - 3.55%
As % of the Qualifications category - - 20.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 3
Average daily rate
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- - £125
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £306
% change year-on-year
+8.80% +2.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £15.50 £16.84
% change year-on-year
+16.12% -7.95%
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
18 8 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in County Antrim 22.50% 7.62% 17.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 6 20
Average daily rate £500 £340 £130
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.05% +161.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £215 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £525 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.75 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+13.92% -8.13%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in County Antrim

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 4 (100.00%) ITIL
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (50.00%) MS Office
3 2 (50.00%) DNS
3 2 (50.00%) MCSE
3 2 (50.00%) Citrix
4 1 (25.00%) Banking
4 1 (25.00%) Investment Banking
4 1 (25.00%) Incident Management
4 1 (25.00%) .NET Framework
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Vista
4 1 (25.00%) Load Balancing
4 1 (25.00%) Problem Management
4 1 (25.00%) Fat Client
4 1 (25.00%) SCCM
4 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (25.00%) CCA
4 1 (25.00%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (25.00%) Thin Client
4 1 (25.00%) DMZ
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (25.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (25.00%) Shell Script
4 1 (25.00%) Reuters

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in County Antrim by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (25.00%) IIS
1 1 (25.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 2 (50.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) DNS
2 1 (25.00%) DMZ
2 1 (25.00%) Firewall
2 1 (25.00%) DHCP
2 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
General
1 1 (25.00%) Front Office
1 1 (25.00%) Banking
1 1 (25.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Desktop Support
1 2 (50.00%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Field Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Desktop Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Field Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
1 1 (25.00%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Thin Client
1 1 (25.00%) Blackberry
1 1 (25.00%) Fat Client
1 1 (25.00%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (25.00%) UNIX
3 1 (25.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Vista
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) Change Management
2 1 (25.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (25.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (25.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) VBScript
1 1 (25.00%) Shell Script
1 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) MCSE
2 1 (25.00%) MCSA
2 1 (25.00%) CCA
2 1 (25.00%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) MCP
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 1 (25.00%) SCCM
1 1 (25.00%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) Citrix
3 1 (25.00%) Reuters
3 1 (25.00%) Bloomberg
3 1 (25.00%) McAfee
3 1 (25.00%) F5