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 11 February 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.

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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 11 5 7
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 10 20 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 10.00% 18.87% 15.66%
As % of the Vendors category 20.83% 39.22% 34.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 7
Average daily rate £350 £110 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+218.18% -63.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £103 £104
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £145 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £10.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
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
48 51 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 48.00% 48.11% 45.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 20 15
Average daily rate £375 £145 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+158.62% -55.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £70 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Average hourly rate - £11.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +6.06%

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
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
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 11 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -9 9 £350 +218.18% 11
County Londonderry - 1 - -
Microsoft
UK

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 15 (68.18%) SQL
2 14 (63.64%) VBA
3 12 (54.55%) Relational Database
4 11 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (50.00%) Sybase
4 11 (50.00%) VB
4 11 (50.00%) MS Access
5 9 (40.91%) Windows
6 8 (36.36%) Banking
7 6 (27.27%) Finance
8 5 (22.73%) SQL Server
9 4 (18.18%) Unix
9 4 (18.18%) .NET
9 4 (18.18%) T-SQL
9 4 (18.18%) C#
9 4 (18.18%) HTML
9 4 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (18.18%) Citrix
9 4 (18.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (18.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (18.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (13.64%) SQL Server 2005
10 3 (13.64%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Azure
10 3 (13.64%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (13.64%) OLAP Cube
10 3 (13.64%) BusinessObjects
10 3 (13.64%) Business Analysis
10 3 (13.64%) MS Visio
10 3 (13.64%) Linux

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 2 (9.09%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.55%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (4.55%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (4.55%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (13.64%) MS Office
1 3 (13.64%) MS Visio
2 2 (9.09%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.55%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) DAB
1 1 (4.55%) NetScaler
1 1 (4.55%) VoIP
1 1 (4.55%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (54.55%) Relational Database
2 11 (50.00%) MS Access
3 5 (22.73%) SQL Server
4 4 (18.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (18.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (18.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (13.64%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (13.64%) OLAP
5 3 (13.64%) OLAP Cube
5 3 (13.64%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (13.64%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (13.64%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database
General
1 8 (36.36%) Banking
2 6 (27.27%) Finance
3 2 (9.09%) Marketing
4 1 (4.55%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 19 (86.36%) Developer
2 9 (40.91%) Access Developer
2 9 (40.91%) VBA Developer
3 7 (31.82%) Access VBA Developer
4 6 (27.27%) Microsoft Developer
5 4 (18.18%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 4 (18.18%) Microsoft BI Developer
5 4 (18.18%) Programmer
5 4 (18.18%) VBA Programmer
6 3 (13.64%) SQL Developer
7 2 (9.09%) CRM Developer
7 2 (9.09%) Design Engineer
7 2 (9.09%) Excel Developer
7 2 (9.09%) Excel VBA Developer
7 2 (9.09%) Sybase Developer
7 2 (9.09%) Unix Developer
7 2 (9.09%) Unix Scripter
8 1 (4.55%) Cisco VoIP Engineer
8 1 (4.55%) SQL Server BI Developer
8 1 (4.55%) VB Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (18.18%) .NET
1 4 (18.18%) HTML
2 3 (13.64%) XML
3 1 (4.55%) .NET Framework
3 1 (4.55%) Apache Cordova
3 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET
3 1 (4.55%) CSS
3 1 (4.55%) CSS3
3 1 (4.55%) HTML5
3 1 (4.55%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 11 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (40.91%) Windows
2 4 (18.18%) Unix
3 3 (13.64%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (13.64%) Business Analysis
2 3 (13.64%) CRM
2 3 (13.64%) UML
3 1 (4.55%) Data Modelling
3 1 (4.55%) E-business
3 1 (4.55%) ETL
3 1 (4.55%) ETL Development
3 1 (4.55%) Migration
3 1 (4.55%) Network Design
3 1 (4.55%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (68.18%) SQL
2 14 (63.64%) VBA
3 11 (50.00%) VB
4 4 (18.18%) C#
4 4 (18.18%) T-SQL
5 3 (13.64%) JavaScript
5 3 (13.64%) PL/SQL
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 11 (50.00%) Sybase
2 4 (18.18%) Citrix
3 1 (4.55%) Cisco
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle
Belfast, County Antrim
The Curve Group
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Belfast
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £400 - £401 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Belfast
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Belfast
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 24 days ago