The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services 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 over the 3 months to 24 April 2015 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.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 5 4 23
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +19
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 22 22 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 19.47% 19.13% 4.86%
As % of the Vendors category 32.35% 52.38% 13.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 5
Average daily rate
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£208 £145 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+43.10% -60.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £152 £94 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £336 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 0
Average hourly rate £22.25 £17.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.88% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -3.33%
Microsoft
UK

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

Vendors Category
Northern Ireland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
68 42 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 60.18% 36.52% 35.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 17 56
Average daily rate £225 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.76% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £121 £115 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £380 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 0
Average hourly rate £32.00 £17.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+88.23% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Northern Ireland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in Northern Ireland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in Northern Ireland

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Histogram in Northern Ireland

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Northern Ireland

Microsoft
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 within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015. 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 -1 21 £208 -11.70% 8
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UK

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Northern Ireland region citing Microsoft 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.

1 23 (58.97%) Windows
2 13 (33.33%) IIS
3 11 (28.21%) ITIL
4 10 (25.64%) Change Management
4 10 (25.64%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (25.64%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (23.08%) MS Office
5 9 (23.08%) SQL
5 9 (23.08%) Finance
6 8 (20.51%) Cognos
7 6 (15.38%) Replication
7 6 (15.38%) Problem Management
7 6 (15.38%) SharePoint
7 6 (15.38%) Web Services
7 6 (15.38%) IBM Notes
7 6 (15.38%) Intranet
7 6 (15.38%) Internet
7 6 (15.38%) Extranet
7 6 (15.38%) Lotus
7 6 (15.38%) LAN
7 6 (15.38%) Windows 7
8 5 (12.82%) PowerShell
8 5 (12.82%) Lync
8 5 (12.82%) DNS
8 5 (12.82%) Cisco
8 5 (12.82%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (12.82%) ISA Server
8 5 (12.82%) BizTalk Server
8 5 (12.82%) MS Excel
8 5 (12.82%) VBScript

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Northern Ireland region citing Microsoft 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. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 13 (33.33%) IIS
2 6 (15.38%) SharePoint
2 6 (15.38%) IBM Notes
3 5 (12.82%) Lync
3 5 (12.82%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (10.26%) MS Exchange
5 1 (2.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (2.56%) Apache
5 1 (2.56%) IBM HTTP Server
5 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 9 (23.08%) MS Office
2 5 (12.82%) MS Excel
3 4 (10.26%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (12.82%) assyst
2 2 (5.13%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 2 (5.13%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (5.13%) Oracle General Ledger
Communications & Networking
1 6 (15.38%) Intranet
1 6 (15.38%) Internet
1 6 (15.38%) Extranet
1 6 (15.38%) LAN
2 5 (12.82%) DNS
3 3 (7.69%) Unified Communications
3 3 (7.69%) DHCP
3 3 (7.69%) TCP/IP
3 3 (7.69%) Wireless
3 3 (7.69%) IP Telephony
4 2 (5.13%) Firewall
4 2 (5.13%) DMZ
5 1 (2.56%) WAN
5 1 (2.56%) CTI
5 1 (2.56%) SAN
5 1 (2.56%) Cisco ICM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.26%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.69%) Relational Database
3 2 (5.13%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (5.13%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (5.13%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (5.13%) MS Access
3 2 (5.13%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (5.13%) Oracle BI EE
3 2 (5.13%) Cognos Framework Manager
3 2 (5.13%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Ant
General
1 9 (23.08%) Finance
2 3 (7.69%) Investment Banking
2 3 (7.69%) Banking
3 2 (5.13%) General Ledger
3 2 (5.13%) Law
4 1 (2.56%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.56%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 11 (28.21%) Analyst
2 9 (23.08%) Desktop Support
3 7 (17.95%) Support Analyst
4 6 (15.38%) Web Analyst
4 6 (15.38%) Web Support Analyst
5 4 (10.26%) Desktop Engineer
5 4 (10.26%) Support Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) Systems Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) Architect
6 3 (7.69%) Business Analyst
6 3 (7.69%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) NOC Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Developer
7 2 (5.13%) Access Developer
7 2 (5.13%) Enterprise Architect
7 2 (5.13%) Developer
7 2 (5.13%) Windows Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) IT Support
7 2 (5.13%) Operations Engineer
8 1 (2.56%) AWS Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.38%) Web Services
2 3 (7.69%) .NET
2 3 (7.69%) COM
2 3 (7.69%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.38%) Replication
2 3 (7.69%) Fixed Income
2 3 (7.69%) Equities
3 2 (5.13%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.56%) Visualisation
4 1 (2.56%) Reference Data
4 1 (2.56%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.56%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.56%) Thin Client
4 1 (2.56%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.56%) IVR
4 1 (2.56%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 23 (58.97%) Windows
2 10 (25.64%) Windows Server 2003
2 10 (25.64%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (15.38%) Windows 7
4 4 (10.26%) UNIX
5 3 (7.69%) Solaris
6 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.56%) Windows XP
6 1 (2.56%) Linux
6 1 (2.56%) Windows 2000
6 1 (2.56%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (28.21%) ITIL
2 10 (25.64%) Change Management
3 6 (15.38%) Problem Management
4 4 (10.26%) Project Management
4 4 (10.26%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (7.69%) Performance Analysis
5 3 (7.69%) Change Control
5 3 (7.69%) Test Scripting
5 3 (7.69%) Load Balancing
5 3 (7.69%) Business Analysis
6 2 (5.13%) Validation
6 2 (5.13%) Migration
6 2 (5.13%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (5.13%) Data Modelling
6 2 (5.13%) ETL
6 2 (5.13%) Database Security
7 1 (2.56%) E-Discovery
7 1 (2.56%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (2.56%) OO
7 1 (2.56%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (23.08%) SQL
2 5 (12.82%) PowerShell
2 5 (12.82%) VBScript
3 3 (7.69%) Shell Script
4 2 (5.13%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.56%) Python
5 1 (2.56%) Java
5 1 (2.56%) Perl
5 1 (2.56%) Jython
Qualifications
1 5 (12.82%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (10.26%) Degree
3 3 (7.69%) SC Cleared
3 3 (7.69%) Security Cleared
4 2 (5.13%) MCSE
5 1 (2.56%) CCA
5 1 (2.56%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (2.56%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (2.56%) MCSA
5 1 (2.56%) MCP
System Software
1 5 (12.82%) ISA Server
2 3 (7.69%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (5.13%) WMI
2 1 (2.56%) AirWatch
2 1 (2.56%) SCCM
2 1 (2.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (2.56%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 8 (20.51%) Cognos
2 6 (15.38%) Lotus
3 5 (12.82%) Cisco
4 4 (10.26%) Citrix
5 3 (7.69%) F5
5 3 (7.69%) Avaya
5 3 (7.69%) Juniper
5 3 (7.69%) Nortel
5 3 (7.69%) Mitel
6 2 (5.13%) VMware
6 2 (5.13%) SAP
6 2 (5.13%) Business Objects
6 2 (5.13%) Oracle
7 1 (2.56%) Tableau
7 1 (2.56%) Sun
7 1 (2.56%) Reuters
7 1 (2.56%) Bloomberg
7 1 (2.56%) McAfee
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