The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Northern Ireland region.

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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 19 - 13
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 2 0 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 1.79% - 8.02%
As % of the Qualifications category 15.38% - 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £115 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £295 £288
% change year-on-year
+5.93% +2.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -11.42%
Qualifications Category
Northern Ireland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
13 54 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 11.61% 18.82% 24.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 45 6
Average daily rate £190 £300 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.66% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £214 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £355
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -2.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £12.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £24.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-25.00% -
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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 24 April 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
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Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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County Antrim - 1 - -
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Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 8 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 4 (50.00%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) C#
2 4 (50.00%) HTML
2 4 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 4 (50.00%) .NET
2 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (50.00%) IIS
2 4 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 4 (50.00%) CSS
2 4 (50.00%) SOAP
2 4 (50.00%) Web Services
2 4 (50.00%) Project Management
2 4 (50.00%) MVC
2 4 (50.00%) SEO
2 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 4 (50.00%) Ajax
2 4 (50.00%) Marketing
2 4 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 4 (50.00%) jQuery
2 4 (50.00%) Online Marketing
2 4 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 4 (50.00%) Kentico
2 4 (50.00%) Sitefinity
2 4 (50.00%) REST
2 4 (50.00%) Razor View Engine
2 4 (50.00%) Agile Project Management
2 4 (50.00%) ASP.NET Web API

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 4 (50.00%) IIS
1 4 (50.00%) SharePoint
1 4 (50.00%) Kentico
1 4 (50.00%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Office
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Tesseract
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) SAN
2 2 (25.00%) Wireless
2 2 (25.00%) VLAN
2 2 (25.00%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (50.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Developer
1 4 (50.00%) C# Developer
2 3 (37.50%) Server Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Senior C# Developer
3 2 (25.00%) Senior Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Service Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (50.00%) HTML
1 4 (50.00%) .NET
1 4 (50.00%) ASP.NET
1 4 (50.00%) CSS
1 4 (50.00%) SOAP
1 4 (50.00%) Web Services
1 4 (50.00%) Ajax
1 4 (50.00%) jQuery
1 4 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 4 (50.00%) REST
1 4 (50.00%) Razor View Engine
1 4 (50.00%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 3 (37.50%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (37.50%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Project Management
1 4 (50.00%) MVC
1 4 (50.00%) SEO
1 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (50.00%) Software Engineering
1 4 (50.00%) Online Marketing
1 4 (50.00%) Agile Project Management
2 3 (37.50%) Service Delivery
3 2 (25.00%) Migration
3 2 (25.00%) Data Migration
3 2 (25.00%) Asset Management
4 1 (12.50%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) C#
1 4 (50.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) MCSE
1 3 (37.50%) MCSA
1 3 (37.50%) MCITP
2 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (12.50%) MCDST
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 3 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) Norton AntiVirus
1 3 (37.50%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (37.50%) Dell
2 3 (37.50%) CommVault
2 3 (37.50%) Symantec
2 3 (37.50%) VMware
2 3 (37.50%) Altiris
2 3 (37.50%) Cisco
3 2 (25.00%) Meru Networks