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 19 September 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.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 25 22 23
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 2 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 1.49% 1.77% 2.30%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.11% 11.76% 12.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
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£338 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £316 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.76% +5.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.67 £17.23 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +11.12%
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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
18 17 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 13.43% 15.04% 17.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 9 15
Average daily rate £350 £300 £180
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +66.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £103 £275 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £360 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £25.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.08%

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Northern Ireland region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 19 September 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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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
County Antrim -4 2 £338 - 3
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Microsoft Certification
Top 15 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northern Ireland region citing Microsoft Certification 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 Certification.

1 2 (100.00%) MCSE
2 1 (50.00%) MCSA
2 1 (50.00%) MCDBA
2 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (50.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (50.00%) MCTS
2 1 (50.00%) MCITP
2 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 2000 Server
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) Windows

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northern Ireland region citing Microsoft Certification 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 Certification. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) DBA
1 1 (50.00%) Administrator
1 1 (50.00%) SQL DBA
1 1 (50.00%) Exchange Administrator
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (50.00%) Windows 2000 Server
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) MCSE
2 1 (50.00%) MCSA
2 1 (50.00%) MCDBA
2 1 (50.00%) MCTS
2 1 (50.00%) MCITP
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft