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 25 August 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 10 7 13
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 14 10 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 10.00% 13.51% 7.96%
As % of the Vendors category 15.73% 26.32% 18.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 5
Median daily rate £275 £188 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.66% -42.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £154 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £390 £433
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £20.00 - £17.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.82 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+5.43% -
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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
89 38 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 63.57% 51.35% 44.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 23 25
Median daily rate £210 £200 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -36.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £112 £175 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £350 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 1
Median hourly rate £20.00 - £17.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%

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 25 August 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 25 August 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 -7 12 £275 +46.66% 5
County Fermanagh - 1 - -
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Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 25 August 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 16 (43.24%) MS Excel
2 14 (37.84%) SQL Server
3 13 (35.14%) SQL
4 12 (32.43%) Windows
5 11 (29.73%) VMware
6 10 (27.03%) HP
6 10 (27.03%) CommVault
6 10 (27.03%) CRM
6 10 (27.03%) .NET
6 10 (27.03%) Analytical Skills
7 9 (24.32%) Dell
8 8 (21.62%) MS Exchange
8 8 (21.62%) Altiris
8 8 (21.62%) Exchange Server 2010
8 8 (21.62%) SQL Server 2008
9 7 (18.92%) SolarWinds
9 7 (18.92%) Exchange Server 2003
9 7 (18.92%) Dell Compellent
9 7 (18.92%) Meridio
9 7 (18.92%) VMware ESX
9 7 (18.92%) IDOL
9 7 (18.92%) VB
9 7 (18.92%) SAN
9 7 (18.92%) EDRMS
9 7 (18.92%) Symantec
9 7 (18.92%) Norton AntiVirus
10 6 (16.22%) C#
10 6 (16.22%) Telecoms
10 6 (16.22%) SQL Server 2005
11 5 (13.51%) Dynamics CRM

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 3 (8.11%) SharePoint
4 2 (5.41%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (5.41%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (2.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (2.70%) IIS
5 1 (2.70%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (2.70%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 16 (43.24%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.41%) MS Office
3 1 (2.70%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (13.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (8.11%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (2.70%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (2.70%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.70%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 7 (18.92%) SAN
2 4 (10.81%) DHCP
2 4 (10.81%) DNS
3 2 (5.41%) Internet
4 1 (2.70%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (37.84%) SQL Server
2 8 (21.62%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (18.92%) EDRMS
3 7 (18.92%) IDOL
4 6 (16.22%) SQL Server 2005
5 5 (13.51%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (10.81%) SQL Server 2000
6 4 (10.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (10.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (8.11%) Oracle Database
8 2 (5.41%) MongoDB
8 2 (5.41%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (5.41%) Oracle Database 12c
8 2 (5.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (2.70%) Oracle BI EE
9 1 (2.70%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 1 (2.70%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (8.11%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (5.41%) NUnit
3 1 (2.70%) JDeveloper
3 1 (2.70%) MorphX
3 1 (2.70%) MSI
3 1 (2.70%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (2.70%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (2.70%) Selenium
3 1 (2.70%) SpecFlow
3 1 (2.70%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.70%) WebDriver
3 1 (2.70%) Zephyr
General
1 6 (16.22%) Telecoms
2 4 (10.81%) Finance
3 3 (8.11%) Advertising
4 2 (5.41%) Banking
4 2 (5.41%) Investment Banking
4 2 (5.41%) Marketing
5 1 (2.70%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.70%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (2.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (29.73%) Developer
2 7 (18.92%) Exchange Engineer
3 6 (16.22%) Consultant
4 5 (13.51%) Analyst
4 5 (13.51%) Microsoft Developer
5 4 (10.81%) .NET Developer
5 4 (10.81%) Microsoft Consultant
6 3 (8.11%) CRM Developer
6 3 (8.11%) SQL Developer
7 2 (5.41%) .NET Software Developer
7 2 (5.41%) Business Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) CRM Consultant
7 2 (5.41%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
7 2 (5.41%) Dynamics CRM Developer
7 2 (5.41%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
7 2 (5.41%) Senior Exchange Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) Server Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) Software Developer
7 2 (5.41%) Storage Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (27.03%) .NET
2 5 (13.51%) ASP.NET
3 4 (10.81%) ASP.NET MVC
3 4 (10.81%) Web Services
4 3 (8.11%) XML
5 2 (5.41%) WCF
5 2 (5.41%) WPF
6 1 (2.70%) COM
6 1 (2.70%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (27.03%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.70%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.70%) Clustering
2 1 (2.70%) Equities
2 1 (2.70%) Fixed Income
2 1 (2.70%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 12 (32.43%) 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 10 (27.03%) CRM
2 5 (13.51%) Asset Management
2 5 (13.51%) Migration
2 5 (13.51%) Unit Testing
3 4 (10.81%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (10.81%) MVC
4 3 (8.11%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (8.11%) Change Management
4 3 (8.11%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (8.11%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (8.11%) Workflow
5 2 (5.41%) Change Control
5 2 (5.41%) Data Analysis
5 2 (5.41%) Office Automation
5 2 (5.41%) OOP
5 2 (5.41%) PRINCE2
5 2 (5.41%) Project Management
5 2 (5.41%) Project Planning
5 2 (5.41%) Software Delivery
5 2 (5.41%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 13 (35.14%) SQL
2 7 (18.92%) VB
3 6 (16.22%) C#
4 4 (10.81%) VB.NET
5 2 (5.41%) Java
6 1 (2.70%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.70%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.70%) X++
Qualifications
1 2 (5.41%) Degree
1 2 (5.41%) HND
1 2 (5.41%) MCP
1 2 (5.41%) MCSE
1 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.41%) QA
1 2 (5.41%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (18.92%) VMware ESX
2 5 (13.51%) Active Directory
3 4 (10.81%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (2.70%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.70%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (2.70%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (18.92%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (5.41%) Simpana
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
3 1 (2.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (2.70%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 11 (29.73%) VMware
2 10 (27.03%) CommVault
2 10 (27.03%) HP
3 9 (24.32%) Dell
4 8 (21.62%) Altiris
5 7 (18.92%) Dell Compellent
5 7 (18.92%) Meridio
5 7 (18.92%) SolarWinds
5 7 (18.92%) Symantec
6 4 (10.81%) Citrix
6 4 (10.81%) Oracle
7 2 (5.41%) Blue Prism
7 2 (5.41%) Civica
8 1 (2.70%) CA
8 1 (2.70%) Compuware
8 1 (2.70%) Forcepoint
8 1 (2.70%) MobileIron
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