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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 31 May 2016 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.

3 months to
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 1 8 6
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 22 15 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in County Antrim 24.44% 15.46% 17.35%
As % of the Vendors category 42.31% 27.27% 45.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 7 6
Median daily rate £385 £215 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+79.06% -33.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £172 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £273 £353
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.40% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
Median hourly rate £14.50 £32.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.68% +88.23%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +6.89%
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
52 55 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in County Antrim 57.78% 56.70% 37.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 25 13
Median daily rate £513 £225 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+127.77% -32.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £121 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £463 £380
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.70% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
Median hourly rate £14.50 £32.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.68% +88.23%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in County Antrim

The demand trend of contract jobs across the County Antrim region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 31 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the County Antrim region over the 3 months to 31 May 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Belfast +6 22 £385 +79.06% 7
Microsoft
Northern Ireland

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in County Antrim

For the 6 months to 31 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the County Antrim region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 12 (33.33%) SQL
1 12 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 12 (33.33%) MS Excel
1 12 (33.33%) CRM
2 8 (22.22%) MS Exchange
2 8 (22.22%) .NET
2 8 (22.22%) HP
2 8 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (19.44%) SolarWinds
3 7 (19.44%) Dell Compellent
3 7 (19.44%) Dell
3 7 (19.44%) Active Directory
3 7 (19.44%) SAN
3 7 (19.44%) CommVault
3 7 (19.44%) EDRMS
3 7 (19.44%) Symantec
3 7 (19.44%) Norton AntiVirus
3 7 (19.44%) VB
3 7 (19.44%) Business Intelligence
3 7 (19.44%) Windows
3 7 (19.44%) Meridio
3 7 (19.44%) Altiris
3 7 (19.44%) IDOL
3 7 (19.44%) VMware
3 7 (19.44%) VMware ESX
3 7 (19.44%) Exchange Server 2003
4 6 (16.67%) Marketing
4 6 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (16.67%) Migration

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in County Antrim by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
1 8 (22.22%) MS Exchange
2 7 (19.44%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (5.56%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.78%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (2.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (2.78%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (2.78%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (2.78%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 12 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 3 (8.33%) MS Office
2 3 (8.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (8.33%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (2.78%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (2.78%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.78%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 7 (19.44%) SAN
2 2 (5.56%) Internet
3 1 (2.78%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 7 (19.44%) EDRMS
2 7 (19.44%) IDOL
3 6 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (13.89%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (13.89%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (13.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 5 (13.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (8.33%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (8.33%) OLAP
5 3 (8.33%) OLAP Cube
5 3 (8.33%) Relational Database
5 3 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (5.56%) MongoDB
6 2 (5.56%) Oracle Database
7 1 (2.78%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (2.78%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 1 (2.78%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (5.56%) MSI
2 1 (2.78%) JDeveloper
2 1 (2.78%) MorphX
2 1 (2.78%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (2.78%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.78%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (16.67%) Marketing
2 5 (13.89%) Advertising
3 3 (8.33%) Finance
4 2 (5.56%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.78%) Banking
5 1 (2.78%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.78%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (2.78%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (50.00%) Developer
2 11 (30.56%) Microsoft Developer
3 7 (19.44%) Exchange Engineer
4 6 (16.67%) CRM Developer
5 5 (13.89%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 4 (11.11%) Consultant
6 4 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 4 (11.11%) Microsoft BI Developer
7 3 (8.33%) .NET Developer
7 3 (8.33%) Analyst
7 3 (8.33%) SQL Developer
8 2 (5.56%) Business Consultant
8 2 (5.56%) Desktop Engineer
8 2 (5.56%) E-Business Consultant
8 2 (5.56%) Oracle Consultant
8 2 (5.56%) Oracle Technical Consultant
8 2 (5.56%) Senior Exchange Engineer
8 2 (5.56%) SQL Server Developer
8 2 (5.56%) SSRS Developer
8 2 (5.56%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (22.22%) .NET
2 4 (11.11%) HTML
2 4 (11.11%) XML
3 3 (8.33%) ASP.NET
4 2 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (5.56%) Web Services
5 1 (2.78%) .NET Framework
5 1 (2.78%) Apache Cordova
5 1 (2.78%) COM
5 1 (2.78%) CSS
5 1 (2.78%) CSS3
5 1 (2.78%) HTML5
5 1 (2.78%) MDX
5 1 (2.78%) Middleware
5 1 (2.78%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.89%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.78%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.78%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 7 (19.44%) Windows
2 1 (2.78%) Unix
2 1 (2.78%) Windows 7
2 1 (2.78%) Windows Server
2 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (2.78%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (33.33%) CRM
2 7 (19.44%) Business Intelligence
3 6 (16.67%) Migration
4 4 (11.11%) Unit Testing
5 3 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (8.33%) Business Analysis
5 3 (8.33%) Change Management
5 3 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (8.33%) Data Analysis
5 3 (8.33%) Office Automation
5 3 (8.33%) Software Delivery
5 3 (8.33%) Software Deployment
5 3 (8.33%) UML
5 3 (8.33%) Workflow
6 2 (5.56%) Application Packaging
6 2 (5.56%) Change Control
6 2 (5.56%) MVC
6 2 (5.56%) OOP
6 2 (5.56%) Project Planning
6 2 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (33.33%) SQL
2 7 (19.44%) VB
3 6 (16.67%) C#
4 4 (11.11%) PL/SQL
4 4 (11.11%) T-SQL
5 3 (8.33%) JavaScript
5 3 (8.33%) VBA
6 2 (5.56%) VB.NET
7 1 (2.78%) Java
7 1 (2.78%) X++
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) QA
System Software
1 7 (19.44%) Active Directory
1 7 (19.44%) VMware ESX
2 1 (2.78%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (19.44%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (5.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (5.56%) Unicenter
3 1 (2.78%) MIMEsweeper
3 1 (2.78%) SCDPM
3 1 (2.78%) SCOM
3 1 (2.78%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 8 (22.22%) HP
2 7 (19.44%) Altiris
2 7 (19.44%) CommVault
2 7 (19.44%) Dell
2 7 (19.44%) Dell Compellent
2 7 (19.44%) Meridio
2 7 (19.44%) SolarWinds
2 7 (19.44%) Symantec
2 7 (19.44%) VMware
3 2 (5.56%) Blue Prism
3 2 (5.56%) CA
3 2 (5.56%) Oracle
4 1 (2.78%) Forcepoint
4 1 (2.78%) MobileIron