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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 10 14 19
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 13 11 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 11.02% 8.53% 5.65%
As % of the Vendors category 23.64% 17.46% 9.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 7
Average daily rate
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£325 £265 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.64% -29.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -7.93%
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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
55 63 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 46.61% 48.84% 60.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 28 38
Average daily rate £315 £338 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +68.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £225 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £455 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £17.00 £13.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.92% -61.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.97 £19.30 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-1.73% +1.57%

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 1 September 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 1 September 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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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 +6 12 £323 +31.63% 12
County Londonderry - 1 £488 -
County Armagh - - - -
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UK

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 10 (35.71%) Windows
1 10 (35.71%) Finance
2 9 (32.14%) Business Intelligence
3 7 (25.00%) SQL Server
4 6 (21.43%) .NET
4 6 (21.43%) SQL
5 5 (17.86%) Oracle
5 5 (17.86%) Cognos
5 5 (17.86%) Active Directory
5 5 (17.86%) ETL
5 5 (17.86%) Banking
5 5 (17.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (17.86%) Oracle Database
5 5 (17.86%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (14.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (14.29%) UNIX
6 4 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (14.29%) SharePoint
6 4 (14.29%) Business Objects
6 4 (14.29%) C#
7 3 (10.71%) MS Project
7 3 (10.71%) MS Office
7 3 (10.71%) Visual Studio
7 3 (10.71%) SAP
7 3 (10.71%) PL/SQL
7 3 (10.71%) Crystal Reports
7 3 (10.71%) Solaris
7 3 (10.71%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (10.71%) Data Warehouse

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 4 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 2 (7.14%) IBM HTTP Server
2 2 (7.14%) WebSphere
2 2 (7.14%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (7.14%) IIS
3 1 (3.57%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (3.57%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (10.71%) MS Project
1 3 (10.71%) MS Office
1 3 (10.71%) MS Excel
1 3 (10.71%) MS Visio
2 1 (3.57%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (3.57%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 3 (10.71%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (10.71%) Dynamics AX
1 3 (10.71%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.71%) Oracle General Ledger
2 2 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (7.14%) WebTrends
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.71%) Intranet
2 2 (7.14%) Internet
2 2 (7.14%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (17.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 5 (17.86%) Oracle Database
3 4 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (14.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (10.71%) Oracle BI EE
4 3 (10.71%) Relational Database
4 3 (10.71%) Cognos Framework Manager
4 3 (10.71%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (10.71%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (10.71%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (10.71%) Crystal Reports
4 3 (10.71%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (7.14%) MS Access
5 2 (7.14%) QlikView
6 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (3.57%) OLAP
6 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 3 (10.71%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (35.71%) Finance
2 5 (17.86%) Banking
3 3 (10.71%) Investment Banking
3 3 (10.71%) General Ledger
4 2 (7.14%) Advertising
5 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
5 1 (3.57%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (35.71%) Developer
2 4 (14.29%) Analyst
2 4 (14.29%) Administrator
3 3 (10.71%) Consultant
3 3 (10.71%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Developer
4 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Consultant
4 2 (7.14%) Business Intelligence Specialist
4 2 (7.14%) Product Specialist
4 2 (7.14%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (7.14%) Business Intelligence Consultant
4 2 (7.14%) Software Developer
4 2 (7.14%) Architect
4 2 (7.14%) Business Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Technical Architect
5 1 (3.57%) Web Developer
5 1 (3.57%) Business Developer
5 1 (3.57%) .NET Developer
5 1 (3.57%) Business Consultant
5 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (21.43%) .NET
2 3 (10.71%) WCF
3 2 (7.14%) jQuery
3 2 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (7.14%) HTML
3 2 (7.14%) ASP.NET
3 2 (7.14%) CSS
4 1 (3.57%) Web Services
4 1 (3.57%) Application Packaging
4 1 (3.57%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) Clustering
2 1 (3.57%) Credit Risk
2 1 (3.57%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 10 (35.71%) Windows
2 4 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (14.29%) UNIX
3 3 (10.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (10.71%) Solaris
4 2 (7.14%) Linux
4 2 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (3.57%) Windows 7
5 1 (3.57%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (3.57%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (32.14%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (17.86%) Performance Tuning
2 5 (17.86%) ETL
3 3 (10.71%) Root Cause Analysis
3 3 (10.71%) Knowledge Management
3 3 (10.71%) Capacity Planning
3 3 (10.71%) Data Modelling
4 2 (7.14%) CRM
4 2 (7.14%) Project Management
4 2 (7.14%) MVC
4 2 (7.14%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (3.57%) Software Deployment
5 1 (3.57%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (3.57%) Requirements Management
5 1 (3.57%) Use Case
5 1 (3.57%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (3.57%) Data Analysis
5 1 (3.57%) Change Management
5 1 (3.57%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (21.43%) SQL
2 4 (14.29%) C#
3 3 (10.71%) PL/SQL
4 1 (3.57%) VB.NET
4 1 (3.57%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (3.57%) MCSE
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (17.86%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.57%) VMware ESX
2 1 (3.57%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 5 (17.86%) Cognos
1 5 (17.86%) Oracle
2 4 (14.29%) Business Objects
3 3 (10.71%) SAP
3 3 (10.71%) VMware
3 3 (10.71%) Citrix
4 2 (7.14%) Red Hat
4 2 (7.14%) Websense
4 2 (7.14%) Ab Initio
4 2 (7.14%) Actimize
4 2 (7.14%) SolarWinds
4 2 (7.14%) Tableau
5 1 (3.57%) Altiris
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