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 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 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 4 24 3
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -21
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 19 11 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in County Antrim 18.63% 4.76% 20.49%
As % of the Vendors category 47.50% 13.92% 45.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 6
Average daily rate £145 £331 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-56.22% +27.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £93 £265 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £347 £424 £263
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -4.76%
Vendors Category
County Antrim
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
40 79 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in County Antrim 39.22% 34.20% 45.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 48 12
Average daily rate £335 £356 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.96% +34.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £375 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -5.50%
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
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 18 April 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Belfast +21 18 £145 -56.22% 9
Microsoft
Northern Ireland

Microsoft
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 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 12 (48.00%) Windows
2 8 (32.00%) Finance
3 6 (24.00%) Windows 7
3 6 (24.00%) Cognos
3 6 (24.00%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (20.00%) SharePoint
4 5 (20.00%) MS Excel
4 5 (20.00%) Active Directory
4 5 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (20.00%) Altiris
5 4 (16.00%) Intranet
5 4 (16.00%) .NET
5 4 (16.00%) Windows XP
6 3 (12.00%) ETL
6 3 (12.00%) Oracle
6 3 (12.00%) Solaris
6 3 (12.00%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (12.00%) PL/SQL
6 3 (12.00%) SQL
6 3 (12.00%) Crystal Reports
6 3 (12.00%) Business Objects
6 3 (12.00%) IIS
6 3 (12.00%) MS Office
6 3 (12.00%) Visual Studio
6 3 (12.00%) SAP
6 3 (12.00%) Internet
6 3 (12.00%) Extranet
6 3 (12.00%) WebTrends
6 3 (12.00%) Configuration Management

Microsoft
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 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 (20.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (12.00%) IIS
3 2 (8.00%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (4.00%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 5 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (12.00%) MS Office
3 1 (4.00%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (12.00%) WebTrends
1 3 (12.00%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (12.00%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.00%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (4.00%) Tesseract
2 1 (4.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (4.00%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.00%) Intranet
2 3 (12.00%) Internet
2 3 (12.00%) Extranet
3 2 (8.00%) VLAN
3 2 (8.00%) Wireless
3 2 (8.00%) SAN
3 2 (8.00%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.00%) Oracle Reports
1 3 (12.00%) Crystal Reports
1 3 (12.00%) BusinessObjects
1 3 (12.00%) Oracle BI EE
1 3 (12.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 3 (12.00%) Oracle Database
2 2 (8.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (8.00%) MS Access
2 2 (8.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (12.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (32.00%) Finance
2 3 (12.00%) General Ledger
3 1 (4.00%) Legal
3 1 (4.00%) Banking
3 1 (4.00%) Retail
3 1 (4.00%) Investment Banking
3 1 (4.00%) French Language
3 1 (4.00%) German Language
3 1 (4.00%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 4 (16.00%) Deployment Engineer
2 3 (12.00%) Developer
2 3 (12.00%) Analyst
2 3 (12.00%) Desktop Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) Product Specialist
3 2 (8.00%) Business Intelligence Specialist
3 2 (8.00%) Server Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) Field Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) Graduate
4 1 (4.00%) Software Developer
4 1 (4.00%) Project Manager
4 1 (4.00%) Business Analyst
4 1 (4.00%) Applications Specialist
4 1 (4.00%) Technical Support
4 1 (4.00%) Support Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) Support Specialist
4 1 (4.00%) Applications Support
4 1 (4.00%) Service Analyst
4 1 (4.00%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (4.00%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.00%) .NET
2 3 (12.00%) Application Packaging
2 3 (12.00%) Software Packaging
3 2 (8.00%) Web Services
4 1 (4.00%) HTML
4 1 (4.00%) CSS
4 1 (4.00%) WCF
4 1 (4.00%) HTML5
4 1 (4.00%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) VLE
1 2 (8.00%) EPoS
2 1 (4.00%) Thin Client
2 1 (4.00%) Replication
2 1 (4.00%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 12 (48.00%) Windows
2 6 (24.00%) Windows 7
3 5 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (16.00%) Windows XP
5 3 (12.00%) Solaris
5 3 (12.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (24.00%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (12.00%) ETL
2 3 (12.00%) Configuration Management
2 3 (12.00%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (12.00%) Software Deployment
3 2 (8.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (8.00%) Data Migration
3 2 (8.00%) Asset Management
3 2 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (8.00%) Migration
3 2 (8.00%) Service Delivery
3 2 (8.00%) ITIL
4 1 (4.00%) RAD
4 1 (4.00%) CRM
4 1 (4.00%) PRINCE2
4 1 (4.00%) Project Management
4 1 (4.00%) Risk Management
4 1 (4.00%) Workflow
4 1 (4.00%) Scrum
4 1 (4.00%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.00%) PL/SQL
1 3 (12.00%) SQL
2 2 (8.00%) C#
3 1 (4.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (12.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.00%) MCITP
2 2 (8.00%) MCSE
2 2 (8.00%) MCSA
3 1 (4.00%) Degree
3 1 (4.00%) MCDST
3 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 2 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.00%) ISA Server
3 1 (4.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (8.00%) Backup Exec
1 2 (8.00%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 6 (24.00%) Cognos
2 5 (20.00%) Altiris
3 3 (12.00%) Oracle
3 3 (12.00%) Business Objects
3 3 (12.00%) SAP
3 3 (12.00%) Dell
3 3 (12.00%) Websense
3 3 (12.00%) SolarWinds
4 2 (8.00%) Meru Networks
4 2 (8.00%) VMware
4 2 (8.00%) CommVault
4 2 (8.00%) Symantec
4 2 (8.00%) Cisco
5 1 (4.00%) IBM
5 1 (4.00%) Citrix
5 1 (4.00%) HP
5 1 (4.00%) Fujitsu
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