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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 4 8 17
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +9
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 22 8 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in County Antrim 25.88% 10.39% 7.51%
As % of the Vendors category 52.38% 26.67% 15.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 3
Average daily rate
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£126 £135 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.48% -61.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £99 £104 £142
10% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £271 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £12.50 £17.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.47% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.25 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+1.75% -5.00%
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
42 30 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in County Antrim 49.41% 38.96% 47.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 13 38
Average daily rate £189 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-41.92% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £82 £125 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Average hourly rate £12.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.47% -2.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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 3 March 2015.

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 3 March 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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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 21 £126 -6.48% 6
Microsoft
Northern Ireland

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in County Antrim

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 24 (66.67%) Windows
2 12 (33.33%) Finance
3 11 (30.56%) Change Management
4 10 (27.78%) MS Office
5 8 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (22.22%) MS Excel
5 8 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (19.44%) Banking
6 7 (19.44%) Investment Banking
7 6 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
7 6 (16.67%) Problem Management
7 6 (16.67%) MS Exchange
7 6 (16.67%) LAN
7 6 (16.67%) SQL
7 6 (16.67%) Lync
8 5 (13.89%) Project Management
8 5 (13.89%) Cisco
8 5 (13.89%) Windows 7
9 4 (11.11%) TIBCO EMS
9 4 (11.11%) Degree
9 4 (11.11%) CollabNet
9 4 (11.11%) Subversion
9 4 (11.11%) Migration
9 4 (11.11%) Active Directory
9 4 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (11.11%) TIBCO
9 4 (11.11%) SQL Server
9 4 (11.11%) WebLogic
9 4 (11.11%) IIS
9 4 (11.11%) Linux

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in County Antrim by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 6 (16.67%) MS Exchange
1 6 (16.67%) Lync
2 4 (11.11%) TIBCO EMS
2 4 (11.11%) WebLogic
2 4 (11.11%) IIS
3 2 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.78%) Apache
4 1 (2.78%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.78%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (2.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 10 (27.78%) MS Office
2 8 (22.22%) MS Excel
3 6 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (5.56%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.56%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (2.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.78%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 6 (16.67%) LAN
2 3 (8.33%) Wireless
2 3 (8.33%) IP Telephony
2 3 (8.33%) Unified Communications
2 3 (8.33%) DHCP
2 3 (8.33%) TCP/IP
2 3 (8.33%) DNS
3 1 (2.78%) SAN
3 1 (2.78%) DMZ
3 1 (2.78%) Firewall
3 1 (2.78%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.33%) Relational Database
3 2 (5.56%) Oracle Database
3 2 (5.56%) Cognos Framework Manager
3 2 (5.56%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (5.56%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (5.56%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (5.56%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (5.56%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (2.78%) ZAP BI
Development Applications
1 4 (11.11%) Git (software)
1 4 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (11.11%) Hudson
1 4 (11.11%) Jenkins
1 4 (11.11%) Subversion
2 2 (5.56%) TeamCity
General
1 12 (33.33%) Finance
2 7 (19.44%) Banking
2 7 (19.44%) Investment Banking
3 2 (5.56%) General Ledger
4 1 (2.78%) Law
4 1 (2.78%) Advertising
4 1 (2.78%) Front Office
4 1 (2.78%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (25.00%) Desktop Support
2 6 (16.67%) Analyst
3 5 (13.89%) Business Analyst
4 4 (11.11%) Support Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) Desktop Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) Architect
6 2 (5.56%) Junior
6 2 (5.56%) Consultant
6 2 (5.56%) Enterprise Architect
6 2 (5.56%) NOC Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Windows Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) IT Support
6 2 (5.56%) IT Technician
7 1 (2.78%) Operations Engineer
7 1 (2.78%) Network Operations Engineer
7 1 (2.78%) CRM Developer
7 1 (2.78%) Banking Business Analyst
7 1 (2.78%) Junior Analyst
7 1 (2.78%) Dynamics AX Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.78%) .NET
1 1 (2.78%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.33%) Fixed Income
1 3 (8.33%) Equities
2 2 (5.56%) Computer Science
2 2 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.78%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.78%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.78%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.78%) Credit Risk
3 1 (2.78%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (2.78%) Reference Data
3 1 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 24 (66.67%) Windows
2 8 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
2 8 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (13.89%) Windows 7
4 4 (11.11%) Linux
5 3 (8.33%) UNIX
6 2 (5.56%) Solaris
7 1 (2.78%) Windows 2000
7 1 (2.78%) Windows XP
7 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (2.78%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (30.56%) Change Management
2 6 (16.67%) Problem Management
3 5 (13.89%) Project Management
4 4 (11.11%) Migration
5 3 (8.33%) Change Control
5 3 (8.33%) Test Scripting
5 3 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (8.33%) Business Analysis
5 3 (8.33%) ITIL
6 2 (5.56%) ETL
6 2 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (5.56%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (2.78%) Performance Analysis
7 1 (2.78%) Content Management
7 1 (2.78%) OO
7 1 (2.78%) CRM
7 1 (2.78%) Regression Testing
7 1 (2.78%) Workflow
7 1 (2.78%) Validation
7 1 (2.78%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (16.67%) SQL
2 3 (8.33%) VBScript
2 3 (8.33%) PowerShell
3 2 (5.56%) PL/SQL
4 1 (2.78%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (11.11%) Degree
1 4 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (8.33%) SC Cleared
2 3 (8.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.78%) VCP4
3 1 (2.78%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.78%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) SLA
1 1 (2.78%) Basel III
System Software
1 4 (11.11%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (5.56%) WMI
Vendors
1 5 (13.89%) Cisco
2 4 (11.11%) TIBCO
2 4 (11.11%) CollabNet
3 3 (8.33%) Mitel
3 3 (8.33%) Nortel
3 3 (8.33%) Citrix
3 3 (8.33%) Avaya
3 3 (8.33%) Juniper
4 2 (5.56%) Oracle
4 2 (5.56%) Business Objects
4 2 (5.56%) SAP
4 2 (5.56%) Cognos
4 2 (5.56%) VMware
5 1 (2.78%) Reuters
5 1 (2.78%) Bloomberg
5 1 (2.78%) F5
5 1 (2.78%) Tableau