The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the County Antrim region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 26 September 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 15 13 12
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 9 6 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in County Antrim 6.82% 10.91% 13.71%
As % of the Vendors category 12.16% 23.08% 27.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 12
Median daily rate £275 £350 £316
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% +10.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £180 £143
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £410 £348
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £20.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -3.33%
Microsoft
Northern Ireland

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

Vendors Category
County Antrim
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
74 26 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in County Antrim 56.06% 47.27% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 21 36
Median daily rate £300 £200 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £131
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £325 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Median hourly rate £20.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.75 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in County Antrim

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

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in County Antrim

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in County Antrim

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

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in County Antrim

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in County Antrim

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the County Antrim region over the 3 months to 26 September 2016.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in County Antrim

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in County Antrim

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

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in County Antrim

Microsoft
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 within the County Antrim region over the 3 months to 26 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 9 £275 -21.42% 4
Microsoft
Northern Ireland

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in County Antrim

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 County Antrim region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 12 (48.00%) SQL Server
2 10 (40.00%) SQL
2 10 (40.00%) MS Excel
3 9 (36.00%) Windows
3 9 (36.00%) .NET
4 7 (28.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (24.00%) SQL Server 2005
5 6 (24.00%) VMware
5 6 (24.00%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (20.00%) Unit Testing
6 5 (20.00%) CommVault
6 5 (20.00%) C#
6 5 (20.00%) ASP.NET
6 5 (20.00%) CRM
7 4 (16.00%) VB.NET
7 4 (16.00%) DHCP
7 4 (16.00%) DNS
7 4 (16.00%) Web Services
7 4 (16.00%) Oracle
7 4 (16.00%) SQL Server 2000
7 4 (16.00%) HP
7 4 (16.00%) Dell
7 4 (16.00%) Citrix
7 4 (16.00%) MVC
7 4 (16.00%) Telecoms
7 4 (16.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 4 (16.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (16.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (16.00%) ASP.NET MVC

Microsoft
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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (12.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (12.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (12.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (8.00%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (8.00%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (4.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (4.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 10 (40.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.00%) MS Office
2 1 (4.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (4.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (12.00%) Dynamics AX
1 3 (12.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (4.00%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.00%) DHCP
1 4 (16.00%) DNS
2 2 (8.00%) Internet
2 2 (8.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (48.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (28.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (24.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (16.00%) SQL Server 2000
5 4 (16.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (16.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (12.00%) Oracle Database
7 2 (8.00%) EDRMS
7 2 (8.00%) IDOL
7 2 (8.00%) MongoDB
7 2 (8.00%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (8.00%) Oracle Database 12c
7 2 (8.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (4.00%) Oracle BI EE
8 1 (4.00%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 1 (4.00%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (12.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (8.00%) NUnit
3 1 (4.00%) JDeveloper
3 1 (4.00%) MorphX
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (4.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (16.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (12.00%) Finance
3 2 (8.00%) Advertising
4 1 (4.00%) Banking
4 1 (4.00%) Investment Banking
4 1 (4.00%) Manufacturing
4 1 (4.00%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (4.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (36.00%) Developer
2 5 (20.00%) Consultant
3 4 (16.00%) .NET Developer
3 4 (16.00%) Microsoft Consultant
4 3 (12.00%) Analyst
4 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Developer
4 3 (12.00%) SQL Developer
5 2 (8.00%) .NET Software Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Business Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) CRM Consultant
5 2 (8.00%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
5 2 (8.00%) Exchange Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
5 2 (8.00%) Server Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Software Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Storage Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) CRM Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 1 (4.00%) SQL BI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (36.00%) .NET
2 5 (20.00%) ASP.NET
3 4 (16.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 4 (16.00%) Web Services
4 3 (12.00%) XML
5 2 (8.00%) WCF
5 2 (8.00%) WPF
6 1 (4.00%) COM
6 1 (4.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (24.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (4.00%) Equities
2 1 (4.00%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 9 (36.00%) Windows
2 1 (4.00%) Unix
2 1 (4.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (4.00%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (20.00%) CRM
1 5 (20.00%) Unit Testing
2 4 (16.00%) MVC
3 3 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (12.00%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (12.00%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (12.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (12.00%) Workflow
4 2 (8.00%) Asset Management
4 2 (8.00%) Change Control
4 2 (8.00%) Change Management
4 2 (8.00%) Migration
4 2 (8.00%) OOP
4 2 (8.00%) PRINCE2
4 2 (8.00%) Project Planning
5 1 (4.00%) Automated Testing
5 1 (4.00%) Business Analysis
5 1 (4.00%) ERP
5 1 (4.00%) ETL
5 1 (4.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (40.00%) SQL
2 5 (20.00%) C#
3 4 (16.00%) VB.NET
4 2 (8.00%) VB
5 1 (4.00%) Java
5 1 (4.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (4.00%) PL/SQL
5 1 (4.00%) X++
Qualifications
1 2 (8.00%) Degree
1 2 (8.00%) HND
1 2 (8.00%) MCP
1 2 (8.00%) MCSE
1 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) SLA
2 1 (4.00%) QA
System Software
1 4 (16.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 2 (8.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.00%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (8.00%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (8.00%) Simpana
2 1 (4.00%) MIMEsweeper
Vendors
1 6 (24.00%) VMware
2 5 (20.00%) CommVault
3 4 (16.00%) Citrix
3 4 (16.00%) Dell
3 4 (16.00%) HP
3 4 (16.00%) Oracle
4 3 (12.00%) Altiris
5 2 (8.00%) Blue Prism
5 2 (8.00%) Civica
5 2 (8.00%) Dell Compellent
5 2 (8.00%) Meridio
5 2 (8.00%) SolarWinds
5 2 (8.00%) Symantec
6 1 (4.00%) Compuware
6 1 (4.00%) Forcepoint
6 1 (4.00%) MobileIron
Belfast, County Antrim
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