The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors 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.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 6 13 10
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 11 8 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in County Antrim 12.50% 7.62% 12.03%
As % of the Vendors category 27.50% 14.81% 22.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 7
Average daily rate
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£325 £245 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.65% -34.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.25 £15.37
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -7.28%
Vendors Category
County Antrim
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
40 54 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in County Antrim 45.45% 51.43% 52.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 30 33
Average daily rate £288 £400 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.12% +77.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £246 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £17.00 - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.56
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.87%
Microsoft
Northern Ireland

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 July 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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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 +7 11 £325 +32.65% 13
Microsoft
Northern Ireland

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in County Antrim

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 13 (44.83%) Windows
2 10 (34.48%) Business Intelligence
2 10 (34.48%) Finance
3 7 (24.14%) SQL Server
4 6 (20.69%) .NET
4 6 (20.69%) SQL
4 6 (20.69%) Cognos
4 6 (20.69%) Active Directory
5 5 (17.24%) SharePoint
5 5 (17.24%) ETL
5 5 (17.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (17.24%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (13.79%) Relational Database
6 4 (13.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (13.79%) Windows 7
6 4 (13.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (13.79%) Windows XP
6 4 (13.79%) Business Objects
6 4 (13.79%) MS Office
6 4 (13.79%) Visual Studio
6 4 (13.79%) Citrix
6 4 (13.79%) Intranet
7 3 (10.34%) Configuration Management
7 3 (10.34%) Websense
7 3 (10.34%) Internet
7 3 (10.34%) Extranet
7 3 (10.34%) WebTrends
7 3 (10.34%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (10.34%) Oracle EBS
7 3 (10.34%) VMware

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in County Antrim by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 5 (17.24%) SharePoint
2 3 (10.34%) IIS
3 2 (6.90%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (3.45%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (13.79%) MS Office
2 2 (6.90%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.45%) MS Visio
3 1 (3.45%) MS Project
3 1 (3.45%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (3.45%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 3 (10.34%) WebTrends
1 3 (10.34%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (10.34%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.34%) Oracle General Ledger
1 3 (10.34%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.79%) Intranet
2 3 (10.34%) Internet
2 3 (10.34%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (24.14%) SQL Server
2 5 (17.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (13.79%) Relational Database
3 4 (13.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (13.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (10.34%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (10.34%) Crystal Reports
4 3 (10.34%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (10.34%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (10.34%) MS Access
4 3 (10.34%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (10.34%) Oracle BI EE
4 3 (10.34%) Cognos Framework Manager
4 3 (10.34%) Oracle Database
5 2 (6.90%) QlikView
6 1 (3.45%) OLAP
6 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (13.79%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (34.48%) Finance
2 3 (10.34%) General Ledger
2 3 (10.34%) Banking
3 2 (6.90%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.45%) Legal
4 1 (3.45%) Advertising
4 1 (3.45%) French Language
4 1 (3.45%) German Language
4 1 (3.45%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 8 (27.59%) Developer
2 4 (13.79%) Deployment Engineer
2 4 (13.79%) Analyst
3 3 (10.34%) Administrator
3 3 (10.34%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 3 (10.34%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Business Intelligence Specialist
4 2 (6.90%) Product Specialist
4 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Developer
4 2 (6.90%) Consultant
4 2 (6.90%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (6.90%) Business Intelligence Consultant
4 2 (6.90%) Software Developer
4 2 (6.90%) Business Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) Web Developer
5 1 (3.45%) Business Developer
5 1 (3.45%) Applications Specialist
5 1 (3.45%) Technical Support
5 1 (3.45%) Support Specialist
5 1 (3.45%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (20.69%) .NET
2 3 (10.34%) Application Packaging
2 3 (10.34%) Software Packaging
3 2 (6.90%) WCF
3 2 (6.90%) Web Services
4 1 (3.45%) HTML
4 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET
4 1 (3.45%) CSS
4 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (3.45%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.34%) Clustering
2 1 (3.45%) EPoS
2 1 (3.45%) Thin Client
2 1 (3.45%) Replication
2 1 (3.45%) Credit Risk
2 1 (3.45%) Fat Client
2 1 (3.45%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 13 (44.83%) Windows
2 4 (13.79%) Windows 7
2 4 (13.79%) Windows XP
3 3 (10.34%) Solaris
3 3 (10.34%) UNIX
3 3 (10.34%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (10.34%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (34.48%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (17.24%) ETL
2 5 (17.24%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (10.34%) Configuration Management
3 3 (10.34%) Data Modelling
3 3 (10.34%) Knowledge Management
3 3 (10.34%) Capacity Planning
3 3 (10.34%) Root Cause Analysis
3 3 (10.34%) Software Deployment
4 2 (6.90%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (6.90%) Project Management
5 1 (3.45%) Change Management
5 1 (3.45%) MVC
5 1 (3.45%) Requirements Management
5 1 (3.45%) Use Case
5 1 (3.45%) Data Analysis
5 1 (3.45%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (3.45%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 6 (20.69%) SQL
2 3 (10.34%) PL/SQL
2 3 (10.34%) C#
3 1 (3.45%) VB.NET
3 1 (3.45%) PowerShell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (20.69%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.45%) ISA Server
2 1 (3.45%) VMware ESX
2 1 (3.45%) Citrix Presentation Server
Vendors
1 6 (20.69%) Cognos
2 4 (13.79%) Business Objects
2 4 (13.79%) Citrix
3 3 (10.34%) Websense
3 3 (10.34%) VMware
3 3 (10.34%) SAP
3 3 (10.34%) Oracle
3 3 (10.34%) Altiris
3 3 (10.34%) SolarWinds
4 2 (6.90%) Tableau
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