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 21 February 2017 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
Northern Ireland / County Antrim
Rank 15 13 5
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -8
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 27 9 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in County Antrim 11.89% 9.28% 23.66%
As % of the Vendors category 29.67% 22.50% 46.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 3 8
Median daily rate £325 £350 £126
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +177.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £310 £104
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £390 £207
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 0 3
Median hourly rate £12.00 - £10.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.57
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +2.95%

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
91 40 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in County Antrim 40.09% 41.24% 50.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 6 17
Median daily rate £326 £375 £143
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.06% +163.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £325 £70
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £450 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.94% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 0 3
Median hourly rate £12.00 - £9.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.30 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-19.53% +22.85%

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 21 February 2017.

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 21 February 2017. 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 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 -1 27 £325 -7.14% 6
Microsoft
Northern Ireland

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in County Antrim

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, 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 26 (60.47%) MS Excel
2 19 (44.19%) Windows
3 18 (41.86%) MS Office
4 12 (27.91%) Active Directory
5 10 (23.26%) Windows Server
6 9 (20.93%) MS Exchange
7 8 (18.60%) .NET
7 8 (18.60%) PowerShell
8 7 (16.28%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (16.28%) SQL Server
8 7 (16.28%) SQL
8 7 (16.28%) Finance
9 6 (13.95%) Migration
9 6 (13.95%) C#
9 6 (13.95%) Skype for Business
10 5 (11.63%) Requirements Analysis
10 5 (11.63%) Office 365
10 5 (11.63%) Analytical Skills
10 5 (11.63%) MS PowerPoint
10 5 (11.63%) MS Project
10 5 (11.63%) PRINCE2
10 5 (11.63%) PMP
10 5 (11.63%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (11.63%) Project Management
10 5 (11.63%) Budgeting and Forecasting
11 4 (9.30%) Service Management
11 4 (9.30%) MCDBA
11 4 (9.30%) MCP
11 4 (9.30%) JavaScript
11 4 (9.30%) SCOM

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 9 (20.93%) MS Exchange
2 6 (13.95%) Skype for Business
3 3 (6.98%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (4.65%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (2.33%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (2.33%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (2.33%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 26 (60.47%) MS Excel
2 18 (41.86%) MS Office
3 5 (11.63%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (11.63%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.63%) Office 365
2 1 (2.33%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.30%) Skype
2 1 (2.33%) Cisco IPT
2 1 (2.33%) LAN
2 1 (2.33%) SAN
2 1 (2.33%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (16.28%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (4.65%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.33%) MSI
General
1 7 (16.28%) Finance
2 2 (4.65%) Multimedia
3 1 (2.33%) Advertising
3 1 (2.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (30.23%) Analyst
2 12 (27.91%) IT Support
3 8 (18.60%) Support Officer
4 7 (16.28%) Developer
4 7 (16.28%) Support Analyst
5 5 (11.63%) .NET Developer
5 5 (11.63%) Architect
5 5 (11.63%) Business Analyst
6 4 (9.30%) DBA
6 4 (9.30%) Exchange Architect
6 4 (9.30%) SQL DBA
7 3 (6.98%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 3 (6.98%) IT Engineer
7 3 (6.98%) Messaging Architect
7 3 (6.98%) SQL Analyst
7 3 (6.98%) SQL Support Analyst
8 2 (4.65%) C# .NET Developer
8 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Solutions Architect
8 2 (4.65%) Office 365 Architect
8 2 (4.65%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (18.60%) .NET
2 3 (6.98%) ASP.NET
2 3 (6.98%) CSS
2 3 (6.98%) HTML
2 3 (6.98%) Web Services
3 1 (2.33%) AngularJS
3 1 (2.33%) jQuery
3 1 (2.33%) React
3 1 (2.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.63%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.65%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.33%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.33%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 19 (44.19%) Windows
2 10 (23.26%) Windows Server
3 2 (4.65%) Windows 2000
3 2 (4.65%) Windows XP
4 1 (2.33%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (16.28%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (13.95%) Migration
3 5 (11.63%) Budgeting and Forecasting
3 5 (11.63%) PRINCE2
3 5 (11.63%) Project Management
3 5 (11.63%) Requirements Analysis
4 4 (9.30%) Presales
4 4 (9.30%) Root Cause Analysis
4 4 (9.30%) Service Management
5 3 (6.98%) Change Management
5 3 (6.98%) ITIL
5 3 (6.98%) Software Delivery
6 2 (4.65%) CRM
6 2 (4.65%) Software Testing
7 1 (2.33%) Configuration Management
7 1 (2.33%) Data Analysis
7 1 (2.33%) Database Mirroring
7 1 (2.33%) Front End Development
7 1 (2.33%) Office Automation
7 1 (2.33%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 8 (18.60%) PowerShell
2 7 (16.28%) SQL
3 6 (13.95%) C#
4 4 (9.30%) JavaScript
5 3 (6.98%) T-SQL
6 2 (4.65%) C
7 1 (2.33%) VB
7 1 (2.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (11.63%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (11.63%) PMP
2 4 (9.30%) MCDBA
2 4 (9.30%) MCP
3 3 (6.98%) Degree
4 2 (4.65%) HND
5 1 (2.33%) A+ Certification
5 1 (2.33%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.65%) QA
System Software
1 12 (27.91%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.33%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 4 (9.30%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 4 (9.30%) SCOM
2 1 (2.33%) MIMEsweeper
2 1 (2.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (2.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (2.33%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 1 (2.33%) Apple
1 1 (2.33%) CA
1 1 (2.33%) Cisco
1 1 (2.33%) Clearswift
1 1 (2.33%) MobileIron
1 1 (2.33%) Symantec