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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 30 January 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within the Microsoft Corporation.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 4 8 13
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 20 8 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in County Antrim 20.62% 12.70% 10.39%
As % of the Vendors category 40.82% 25.81% 19.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 2
Average daily rate
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£110 £198 £220
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-44.30% -10.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £103 £122 £116
10% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £309 £324
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £9.13 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.75 £13.94 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+5.84% -11.52%
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
49 31 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in County Antrim 50.52% 49.21% 53.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 12 34
Average daily rate £177 £280 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.78% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £70 £125 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £405 £419
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 5
Average hourly rate £9.13 - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in County Antrim

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the County Antrim region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the County Antrim region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015. 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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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 +4 19 £110 -44.30% 4
Microsoft
Northern Ireland

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in County Antrim

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the County Antrim region citing Microsoft 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.

1 21 (61.76%) Windows
2 11 (32.35%) Finance
3 9 (26.47%) Banking
3 9 (26.47%) Change Management
3 9 (26.47%) MS Office
4 8 (23.53%) MS Excel
4 8 (23.53%) Investment Banking
5 7 (20.59%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (20.59%) MS Exchange
6 6 (17.65%) Linux
6 6 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (14.71%) Windows 7
7 5 (14.71%) Lync
7 5 (14.71%) SQL
7 5 (14.71%) Active Directory
7 5 (14.71%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (14.71%) MS PowerPoint
7 5 (14.71%) Problem Management
8 4 (11.76%) TIBCO EMS
8 4 (11.76%) Degree
8 4 (11.76%) Subversion
8 4 (11.76%) Cisco
8 4 (11.76%) LAN
8 4 (11.76%) Project Management
8 4 (11.76%) TIBCO
8 4 (11.76%) Oracle
8 4 (11.76%) WebLogic
8 4 (11.76%) UNIX
8 4 (11.76%) Hudson
8 4 (11.76%) Jenkins

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in County Antrim by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the County Antrim region citing Microsoft 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. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (20.59%) MS Exchange
2 5 (14.71%) Lync
3 4 (11.76%) TIBCO EMS
3 4 (11.76%) WebLogic
4 3 (8.82%) IIS
4 3 (8.82%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (5.88%) IBM HTTP Server
5 2 (5.88%) WebSphere
6 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (2.94%) Apache
6 1 (2.94%) SharePoint
6 1 (2.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (2.94%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 9 (26.47%) MS Office
2 8 (23.53%) MS Excel
3 5 (14.71%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (5.88%) MS Project
4 2 (5.88%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (5.88%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.88%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (5.88%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (2.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.94%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.76%) LAN
2 3 (8.82%) DHCP
2 3 (8.82%) TCP/IP
2 3 (8.82%) DNS
3 2 (5.88%) IP Telephony
3 2 (5.88%) Wireless
3 2 (5.88%) Unified Communications
4 1 (2.94%) DMZ
4 1 (2.94%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.76%) Oracle Database
2 3 (8.82%) Relational Database
2 3 (8.82%) SQL Server
3 2 (5.88%) Oracle BI EE
3 2 (5.88%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (5.88%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (5.88%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (5.88%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (5.88%) Cognos Framework Manager
4 1 (2.94%) ZAP BI
Development Applications
1 4 (11.76%) Subversion
1 4 (11.76%) Hudson
1 4 (11.76%) Jenkins
1 4 (11.76%) Git (software)
1 4 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (5.88%) TeamCity
General
1 11 (32.35%) Finance
2 9 (26.47%) Banking
3 8 (23.53%) Investment Banking
4 2 (5.88%) General Ledger
5 1 (2.94%) Front Office
5 1 (2.94%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 8 (23.53%) Desktop Support
2 6 (17.65%) Analyst
3 5 (14.71%) Business Analyst
4 4 (11.76%) Support Engineer
4 4 (11.76%) Architect
5 3 (8.82%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 3 (8.82%) Desktop Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) NOC Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Junior
6 2 (5.88%) Developer
6 2 (5.88%) Consultant
6 2 (5.88%) Windows Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) IT Technician
7 1 (2.94%) Operations Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) Network Operations Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) CRM Developer
7 1 (2.94%) IT Support
7 1 (2.94%) Network Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) Support Analyst
7 1 (2.94%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.94%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (2.94%) jQuery
1 1 (2.94%) ASP.NET
1 1 (2.94%) CSS
1 1 (2.94%) .NET
1 1 (2.94%) HTML
1 1 (2.94%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.82%) Fixed Income
1 3 (8.82%) Equities
2 2 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.94%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.94%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.94%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.94%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.94%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.94%) Credit Risk
3 1 (2.94%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 21 (61.76%) Windows
2 7 (20.59%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (17.65%) Linux
3 6 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (14.71%) Windows 7
5 4 (11.76%) UNIX
6 2 (5.88%) Solaris
6 2 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (2.94%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (2.94%) Windows XP
7 1 (2.94%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (26.47%) Change Management
2 5 (14.71%) Problem Management
3 4 (11.76%) Project Management
4 3 (8.82%) Migration
4 3 (8.82%) Business Analysis
4 3 (8.82%) Test Scripting
4 3 (8.82%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (5.88%) ETL
5 2 (5.88%) ITIL
5 2 (5.88%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (5.88%) Change Control
6 1 (2.94%) E-Discovery
6 1 (2.94%) OO
6 1 (2.94%) CRM
6 1 (2.94%) MVC
6 1 (2.94%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (2.94%) Incident Management
6 1 (2.94%) Content Management
6 1 (2.94%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (14.71%) SQL
2 2 (5.88%) VBScript
2 2 (5.88%) PL/SQL
2 2 (5.88%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.94%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (14.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (11.76%) Degree
3 3 (8.82%) SC Cleared
3 3 (8.82%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.94%) MCSE
4 1 (2.94%) MCSA
4 1 (2.94%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) Basel III
1 1 (2.94%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (14.71%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (5.88%) WMI
2 1 (2.94%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 4 (11.76%) Cisco
1 4 (11.76%) TIBCO
1 4 (11.76%) Oracle
1 4 (11.76%) CollabNet
2 3 (8.82%) Citrix
3 2 (5.88%) Actimize
3 2 (5.88%) Mitel
3 2 (5.88%) Ab Initio
3 2 (5.88%) VMware
3 2 (5.88%) Avaya
3 2 (5.88%) Juniper
3 2 (5.88%) Red Hat
3 2 (5.88%) Nortel
3 2 (5.88%) Business Objects
3 2 (5.88%) SAP
3 2 (5.88%) Cognos
4 1 (2.94%) Tableau
4 1 (2.94%) Reuters
4 1 (2.94%) Bloomberg