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 17 December 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.

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
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 17 7 5
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 12 15 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 9.45% 15.63% 13.19%
As % of the Vendors category 19.05% 31.25% 27.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 11 5
Average daily rate
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£105 £270 £220
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-61.11% +22.72%
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.52% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Average hourly rate £10.50 - £8.89
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -18.18%
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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
63 48 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 49.61% 50.00% 47.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 20 39
Average daily rate £250 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £125 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £450 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 4
Average hourly rate £10.75 £13.50 £8.89
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.37% +51.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

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 17 December 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 -7 12 £105 -19.23% 9
County Down - - - -
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Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, 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 (50.00%) Windows
2 8 (26.67%) SQL Server
3 7 (23.33%) SQL
3 7 (23.33%) MS Exchange
3 7 (23.33%) Banking
4 6 (20.00%) Investment Banking
4 6 (20.00%) Linux
4 6 (20.00%) MS Excel
4 6 (20.00%) Finance
4 6 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (16.67%) Relational Database
6 4 (13.33%) Hudson
6 4 (13.33%) Jenkins
6 4 (13.33%) Git (software)
6 4 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (13.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (13.33%) CollabNet
6 4 (13.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (13.33%) TIBCO EMS
6 4 (13.33%) Subversion
6 4 (13.33%) Active Directory
6 4 (13.33%) TIBCO
6 4 (13.33%) .NET
6 4 (13.33%) WebLogic
6 4 (13.33%) MS Office
7 3 (10.00%) IIS
7 3 (10.00%) Oracle
7 3 (10.00%) C#

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, 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 7 (23.33%) MS Exchange
2 4 (13.33%) TIBCO EMS
2 4 (13.33%) WebLogic
3 3 (10.00%) IIS
3 3 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (10.00%) Lync
4 2 (6.67%) WebSphere
4 2 (6.67%) IBM HTTP Server
5 1 (3.33%) SharePoint
5 1 (3.33%) Apache
5 1 (3.33%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 6 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (13.33%) MS Office
3 3 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (6.67%) MS Visio
4 2 (6.67%) MS Project
5 1 (3.33%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (6.67%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (3.33%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle General Ledger
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.67%) DHCP
1 2 (6.67%) TCP/IP
1 2 (6.67%) DNS
2 1 (3.33%) DMZ
2 1 (3.33%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (26.67%) SQL Server
2 5 (16.67%) Relational Database
3 4 (13.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (13.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (10.00%) Oracle Database
5 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Power View
5 2 (6.67%) QlikView
6 1 (3.33%) OLAP
6 1 (3.33%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (3.33%) MS Access
6 1 (3.33%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (3.33%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (3.33%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (3.33%) ZAP BI
6 1 (3.33%) Cognos Framework Manager
6 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (13.33%) Hudson
1 4 (13.33%) Jenkins
1 4 (13.33%) Git (software)
1 4 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (13.33%) Subversion
2 2 (6.67%) TeamCity
3 1 (3.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (23.33%) Banking
2 6 (20.00%) Investment Banking
2 6 (20.00%) Finance
3 2 (6.67%) Advertising
4 1 (3.33%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.33%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 8 (26.67%) Developer
2 5 (16.67%) Consultant
3 4 (13.33%) Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) Business Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) Support Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Consultant
4 3 (10.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 2 (6.67%) IT Technician
5 2 (6.67%) Windows Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Developer
5 2 (6.67%) Banking Business Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) NOC Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Architect
5 2 (6.67%) Business Intelligence Consultant
5 2 (6.67%) Desktop Support
6 1 (3.33%) Software Developer
6 1 (3.33%) Junior
6 1 (3.33%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.33%) .NET
2 2 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (6.67%) jQuery
2 2 (6.67%) WCF
2 2 (6.67%) HTML
2 2 (6.67%) ASP.NET
2 2 (6.67%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (6.67%) Credit Risk
2 1 (3.33%) Client/Server
2 1 (3.33%) Mainframe
2 1 (3.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.33%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (3.33%) Visualisation
2 1 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 15 (50.00%) Windows
2 6 (20.00%) Linux
2 6 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (10.00%) Windows 7
5 2 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (6.67%) UNIX
6 1 (3.33%) Solaris
6 1 (3.33%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (10.00%) Data Modelling
2 3 (10.00%) ETL
2 3 (10.00%) Change Management
2 3 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (6.67%) Requirements Management
3 2 (6.67%) MVC
3 2 (6.67%) Migration
3 2 (6.67%) Project Management
3 2 (6.67%) CRM
4 1 (3.33%) OO
4 1 (3.33%) Content Management
4 1 (3.33%) Data Analysis
4 1 (3.33%) Use Case
4 1 (3.33%) E-Discovery
4 1 (3.33%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 7 (23.33%) SQL
2 3 (10.00%) C#
3 2 (6.67%) PowerShell
3 2 (6.67%) VBScript
4 1 (3.33%) VB.NET
4 1 (3.33%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (6.67%) SC Cleared
2 2 (6.67%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.33%) MCSE
3 1 (3.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) SLA
1 1 (3.33%) Basel III
System Software
1 4 (13.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (6.67%) WMI
2 1 (3.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 4 (13.33%) CollabNet
1 4 (13.33%) TIBCO
2 3 (10.00%) Oracle
2 3 (10.00%) Tableau
3 2 (6.67%) Actimize
3 2 (6.67%) Ab Initio
3 2 (6.67%) VMware
3 2 (6.67%) Red Hat
3 2 (6.67%) Cisco
3 2 (6.67%) Citrix
3 2 (6.67%) Business Objects
4 1 (3.33%) SAP
4 1 (3.33%) Cognos
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