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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 28 June 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.

3 months to
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 5 7 12
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 16 14 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 15.84% 16.28% 9.26%
As % of the Vendors category 25.40% 27.45% 26.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 6
Median daily rate £380 £180 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+111.11% -44.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £151 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £265 £353
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £32.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +88.23%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +3.44%
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
63 51 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 62.38% 59.30% 35.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 25 19
Median daily rate £413 £213 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+94.11% -39.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £121 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £463 £380
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Median hourly rate £23.50 £32.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.56% +88.23%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.83 £18.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+12.59% +8.82%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Northern Ireland region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 28 June 2016.

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
Contract Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 28 June 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
County Antrim +3 15 £380 +111.11% 10
Microsoft
UK

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 28 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Northern Ireland region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 13 (35.14%) SQL Server
1 13 (35.14%) MS Excel
1 13 (35.14%) CRM
2 12 (32.43%) SQL
3 9 (24.32%) Windows
3 9 (24.32%) HP
4 8 (21.62%) Dell
4 8 (21.62%) Active Directory
4 8 (21.62%) MS Exchange
4 8 (21.62%) .NET
4 8 (21.62%) Altiris
4 8 (21.62%) VMware
4 8 (21.62%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (18.92%) SolarWinds
5 7 (18.92%) Exchange Server 2003
5 7 (18.92%) Dell Compellent
5 7 (18.92%) VMware ESX
5 7 (18.92%) IDOL
5 7 (18.92%) Meridio
5 7 (18.92%) Dynamics CRM
5 7 (18.92%) VB
5 7 (18.92%) C#
5 7 (18.92%) SAN
5 7 (18.92%) CommVault
5 7 (18.92%) EDRMS
5 7 (18.92%) Symantec
5 7 (18.92%) Norton AntiVirus
6 6 (16.22%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (16.22%) Migration
6 6 (16.22%) Marketing

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (21.62%) Exchange Server 2010
1 8 (21.62%) MS Exchange
2 7 (18.92%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (5.41%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.70%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (2.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (2.70%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (2.70%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (2.70%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (2.70%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 13 (35.14%) MS Excel
2 3 (8.11%) MS Office
3 2 (5.41%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (18.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (8.11%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (2.70%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (2.70%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.70%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 7 (18.92%) SAN
2 2 (5.41%) Internet
3 1 (2.70%) DHCP
3 1 (2.70%) DNS
3 1 (2.70%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (35.14%) SQL Server
2 7 (18.92%) EDRMS
2 7 (18.92%) IDOL
3 6 (16.22%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (16.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (13.51%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (13.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (10.81%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (10.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (5.41%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (5.41%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (5.41%) MongoDB
6 2 (5.41%) OLAP
6 2 (5.41%) OLAP Cube
6 2 (5.41%) Relational Database
7 1 (2.70%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (2.70%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database
7 1 (2.70%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 2 (5.41%) MSI
1 2 (5.41%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.70%) JDeveloper
2 1 (2.70%) MorphX
2 1 (2.70%) NUnit
2 1 (2.70%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (2.70%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (2.70%) Selenium
2 1 (2.70%) SpecFlow
2 1 (2.70%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.70%) WebDriver
2 1 (2.70%) Zephyr
General
1 6 (16.22%) Marketing
2 5 (13.51%) Advertising
3 3 (8.11%) Finance
3 3 (8.11%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.70%) Banking
4 1 (2.70%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.70%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.70%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (43.24%) Developer
2 10 (27.03%) Microsoft Developer
3 7 (18.92%) Exchange Engineer
4 6 (16.22%) CRM Developer
5 4 (10.81%) Analyst
5 4 (10.81%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 4 (10.81%) Consultant
5 4 (10.81%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 3 (8.11%) .NET Developer
6 3 (8.11%) Microsoft BI Developer
6 3 (8.11%) SQL Developer
7 2 (5.41%) Desktop Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Consultant
7 2 (5.41%) Senior Exchange Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) SQL Server Developer
7 2 (5.41%) SSRS Developer
8 1 (2.70%) Deployment Engineer
8 1 (2.70%) Oracle Consultant
8 1 (2.70%) Oracle Technical Consultant
8 1 (2.70%) Windows Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (21.62%) .NET
2 4 (10.81%) ASP.NET
3 3 (8.11%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (8.11%) HTML
3 3 (8.11%) XML
4 2 (5.41%) WCF
4 2 (5.41%) Web Services
5 1 (2.70%) .NET Framework
5 1 (2.70%) Apache Cordova
5 1 (2.70%) COM
5 1 (2.70%) CSS
5 1 (2.70%) CSS3
5 1 (2.70%) HTML5
5 1 (2.70%) MDX
5 1 (2.70%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.51%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.70%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.70%) Clustering
2 1 (2.70%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 9 (24.32%) Windows
2 1 (2.70%) Unix
2 1 (2.70%) Windows 7
2 1 (2.70%) Windows Server
2 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (2.70%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (35.14%) CRM
2 6 (16.22%) Business Intelligence
2 6 (16.22%) Migration
3 5 (13.51%) Asset Management
3 5 (13.51%) Unit Testing
4 4 (10.81%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (8.11%) Change Management
5 3 (8.11%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (8.11%) Data Analysis
5 3 (8.11%) MVC
5 3 (8.11%) Office Automation
5 3 (8.11%) Software Delivery
5 3 (8.11%) Software Deployment
5 3 (8.11%) Workflow
6 2 (5.41%) Application Packaging
6 2 (5.41%) Business Analysis
6 2 (5.41%) Change Control
6 2 (5.41%) Project Planning
6 2 (5.41%) UML
6 2 (5.41%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (32.43%) SQL
2 7 (18.92%) C#
2 7 (18.92%) VB
3 3 (8.11%) PL/SQL
3 3 (8.11%) T-SQL
4 2 (5.41%) Java
4 2 (5.41%) JavaScript
4 2 (5.41%) VB.NET
4 2 (5.41%) VBA
5 1 (2.70%) X++
Qualifications
1 1 (2.70%) Degree
1 1 (2.70%) HND
1 1 (2.70%) MCP
1 1 (2.70%) MCSE
1 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.41%) QA
2 1 (2.70%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (21.62%) Active Directory
2 7 (18.92%) VMware ESX
3 2 (5.41%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (2.70%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (2.70%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.70%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (18.92%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (5.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (5.41%) Unicenter
3 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (2.70%) MIMEsweeper
3 1 (2.70%) SCDPM
3 1 (2.70%) SCOM
3 1 (2.70%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 9 (24.32%) HP
2 8 (21.62%) Altiris
2 8 (21.62%) Dell
2 8 (21.62%) VMware
3 7 (18.92%) CommVault
3 7 (18.92%) Dell Compellent
3 7 (18.92%) Meridio
3 7 (18.92%) SolarWinds
3 7 (18.92%) Symantec
4 2 (5.41%) Blue Prism
4 2 (5.41%) CA
4 2 (5.41%) Oracle
5 1 (2.70%) Citrix
5 1 (2.70%) Civica
5 1 (2.70%) Compuware
5 1 (2.70%) Forcepoint
5 1 (2.70%) MobileIron
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