The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Certification in IT contracts advertised for the Northern Ireland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Certification over the 3 months to 27 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.

3 months to
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 18 23 -
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 1 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 1.02% 2.11% -
As % of the Qualifications category 3.57% 11.76% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Median daily rate £105 £215 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-51.16% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £12.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.33 £17.50 £15.25
% change year-on-year
+21.88% +14.75%
Microsoft Certification
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Northern Ireland region.

Qualifications Category
Northern Ireland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
28 17 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 28.57% 17.89% 6.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 5 6
Median daily rate £315 £475 £215
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.68% +120.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £105 £251 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £17.00 £12.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.00% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Northern Ireland region citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Qualifications category.

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

Microsoft Certification
Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Northern Ireland region.

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

Microsoft Certification
Hourly Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Northern Ireland region.

Microsoft Certification Hourly Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

Microsoft Certification
Contract Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 27 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
County Antrim +1 1 £105 -51.16%
Microsoft Certification
UK

Microsoft Certification
Top 5 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 27 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification 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 Northern Ireland region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) MCSA
1 3 (100.00%) CCNA
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco Certification

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland 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:

Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Deskside Engineer
1 3 (100.00%) Deskside Support
1 3 (100.00%) Deskside Support Engineer
1 3 (100.00%) Support Engineer
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) CCNA
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (100.00%) MCSA
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory