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 28 August 2014 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 9 14 16
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 11 8 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in County Antrim 10.68% 6.96% 7.46%
As % of the Vendors category 23.40% 13.56% 13.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 7
Average daily rate
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£320 £245 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.61% -34.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.92% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -7.93%
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
47 59 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in County Antrim 45.63% 51.30% 53.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 27 33
Average daily rate £315 £325 £180
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.07% +80.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £460 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £17.00 £13.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.92% -61.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.30 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-6.73% +1.57%

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 28 August 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 +5 11 £320 +30.61% 8
Microsoft
Northern Ireland

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in County Antrim

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 11 (40.74%) Windows
2 10 (37.04%) Finance
3 9 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
4 7 (25.93%) SQL Server
5 6 (22.22%) .NET
5 6 (22.22%) SQL
5 6 (22.22%) Active Directory
6 5 (18.52%) ETL
6 5 (18.52%) Oracle
6 5 (18.52%) Cognos
6 5 (18.52%) Banking
6 5 (18.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (18.52%) Oracle Database
6 5 (18.52%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (14.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (14.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (14.81%) SharePoint
7 4 (14.81%) Business Objects
7 4 (14.81%) C#
7 4 (14.81%) UNIX
7 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (11.11%) Intranet
8 3 (11.11%) Data Modelling
8 3 (11.11%) BusinessObjects
8 3 (11.11%) Citrix
8 3 (11.11%) Oracle EBS
8 3 (11.11%) MS Project
8 3 (11.11%) MS Office
8 3 (11.11%) Visual Studio
8 3 (11.11%) SAP

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in County Antrim by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 4 (14.81%) SharePoint
2 2 (7.41%) IBM HTTP Server
2 2 (7.41%) WebSphere
2 2 (7.41%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (7.41%) IIS
3 1 (3.70%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (3.70%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (11.11%) MS Project
1 3 (11.11%) MS Office
1 3 (11.11%) MS Excel
1 3 (11.11%) MS Visio
2 1 (3.70%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (3.70%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 3 (11.11%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (11.11%) Dynamics AX
1 3 (11.11%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.11%) Oracle General Ledger
2 2 (7.41%) WebTrends
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.11%) Intranet
2 2 (7.41%) Internet
2 2 (7.41%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (25.93%) SQL Server
2 5 (18.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 5 (18.52%) Oracle Database
3 4 (14.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (14.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (11.11%) Oracle BI EE
4 3 (11.11%) Relational Database
4 3 (11.11%) Cognos Framework Manager
4 3 (11.11%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (11.11%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (11.11%) Crystal Reports
4 3 (11.11%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (7.41%) MS Access
5 2 (7.41%) QlikView
6 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (3.70%) OLAP
6 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 3 (11.11%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (37.04%) Finance
2 5 (18.52%) Banking
3 3 (11.11%) Investment Banking
3 3 (11.11%) General Ledger
4 1 (3.70%) Legal
4 1 (3.70%) Advertising
4 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (33.33%) Developer
2 4 (14.81%) Analyst
2 4 (14.81%) Administrator
3 3 (11.11%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Developer
4 2 (7.41%) Deployment Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Business Intelligence Specialist
4 2 (7.41%) Product Specialist
4 2 (7.41%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Software Developer
4 2 (7.41%) Architect
4 2 (7.41%) Business Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Consultant
4 2 (7.41%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (7.41%) Business Intelligence Consultant
5 1 (3.70%) Technical Architect
5 1 (3.70%) Web Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Business Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Team Leader
5 1 (3.70%) Cognos Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (22.22%) .NET
2 3 (11.11%) WCF
3 2 (7.41%) jQuery
3 2 (7.41%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (7.41%) Application Packaging
3 2 (7.41%) Software Packaging
3 2 (7.41%) ASP.NET
3 2 (7.41%) CSS
3 2 (7.41%) HTML
4 1 (3.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) Clustering
2 1 (3.70%) Credit Risk
2 1 (3.70%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 11 (40.74%) Windows
2 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (14.81%) UNIX
3 3 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (11.11%) Solaris
4 2 (7.41%) Linux
4 2 (7.41%) Windows XP
4 2 (7.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (7.41%) Windows 7
5 1 (3.70%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (18.52%) ETL
2 5 (18.52%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
3 3 (11.11%) Knowledge Management
3 3 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
3 3 (11.11%) Data Modelling
4 2 (7.41%) MVC
4 2 (7.41%) Configuration Management
4 2 (7.41%) Project Management
4 2 (7.41%) Software Deployment
4 2 (7.41%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (3.70%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (3.70%) Requirements Management
5 1 (3.70%) Use Case
5 1 (3.70%) Change Management
5 1 (3.70%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (3.70%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (22.22%) SQL
2 4 (14.81%) C#
3 3 (11.11%) PL/SQL
4 1 (3.70%) VB.NET
4 1 (3.70%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (3.70%) MCSE
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (22.22%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.70%) VMware ESX
2 1 (3.70%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 5 (18.52%) Cognos
1 5 (18.52%) Oracle
2 4 (14.81%) Business Objects
3 3 (11.11%) SAP
3 3 (11.11%) Citrix
3 3 (11.11%) VMware
4 2 (7.41%) Altiris
4 2 (7.41%) Actimize
4 2 (7.41%) SolarWinds
4 2 (7.41%) Tableau
4 2 (7.41%) Red Hat
4 2 (7.41%) Websense
4 2 (7.41%) Ab Initio
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Rate: £300.00 - £335.00 per day
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