The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Northern Ireland region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 3 24 3
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -21
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 21 13 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 18.26% 4.63% 19.05%
As % of the Vendors category 47.73% 12.75% 38.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 8
Average daily rate £135 £363 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-62.75% +39.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £94 £270 £161
10% offered a daily rate of more than £342 £440 £268
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -4.76%
Vendors Category
Northern Ireland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
44 102 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 38.26% 36.30% 49.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 57 15
Average daily rate £325 £375 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +41.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £425 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -5.50%
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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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
County Antrim +20 19 £145 -56.22% 8
County Londonderry - - - -
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Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 14 (42.42%) Windows
2 10 (30.30%) SharePoint
3 9 (27.27%) .NET
4 8 (24.24%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (24.24%) Finance
5 7 (21.21%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (21.21%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (21.21%) C#
5 7 (21.21%) IIS
5 7 (21.21%) Windows 7
6 6 (18.18%) Web Services
6 6 (18.18%) HTML
6 6 (18.18%) JavaScript
6 6 (18.18%) SQL Server
6 6 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (18.18%) CSS
6 6 (18.18%) Cognos
6 6 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (18.18%) Altiris
7 5 (15.15%) Project Management
7 5 (15.15%) Active Directory
7 5 (15.15%) ASP.NET
7 5 (15.15%) MS Excel
8 4 (12.12%) Windows XP
8 4 (12.12%) SOAP
8 4 (12.12%) Cisco
8 4 (12.12%) SAN
8 4 (12.12%) Intranet
8 4 (12.12%) Dell
8 4 (12.12%) Software Engineering

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 10 (30.30%) SharePoint
2 7 (21.21%) IIS
3 4 (12.12%) Kentico
3 4 (12.12%) Sitefinity
4 3 (9.09%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (6.06%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 5 (15.15%) MS Excel
2 3 (9.09%) MS Office
3 1 (3.03%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (9.09%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.09%) Oracle General Ledger
1 3 (9.09%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (9.09%) WebTrends
2 1 (3.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.03%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (3.03%) Tesseract
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.12%) SAN
1 4 (12.12%) Intranet
2 3 (9.09%) Internet
2 3 (9.09%) Extranet
2 3 (9.09%) Wireless
3 2 (6.06%) LAN
3 2 (6.06%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.09%) Oracle Database
2 3 (9.09%) Oracle BI EE
2 3 (9.09%) Oracle Database 11g
2 3 (9.09%) BusinessObjects
2 3 (9.09%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (9.09%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (6.06%) MS Access
3 2 (6.06%) Relational Database
4 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (9.09%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (24.24%) Finance
2 4 (12.12%) Marketing
3 3 (9.09%) General Ledger
4 1 (3.03%) French Language
4 1 (3.03%) German Language
4 1 (3.03%) Spanish Language
4 1 (3.03%) Legal
4 1 (3.03%) Banking
4 1 (3.03%) Retail
4 1 (3.03%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (24.24%) Developer
2 4 (12.12%) Server Engineer
2 4 (12.12%) Deployment Engineer
2 4 (12.12%) C# Developer
3 3 (9.09%) Desktop Engineer
3 3 (9.09%) Analyst
4 2 (6.06%) Field Engineer
4 2 (6.06%) Senior Developer
4 2 (6.06%) Senior C# Developer
4 2 (6.06%) SharePoint Developer
4 2 (6.06%) Business Intelligence Specialist
4 2 (6.06%) Product Specialist
5 1 (3.03%) CRM Developer
5 1 (3.03%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 1 (3.03%) Team Leader
5 1 (3.03%) IT Project Manager
5 1 (3.03%) Applications Support Specialist
5 1 (3.03%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (3.03%) Cognos Specialist
5 1 (3.03%) Rollout Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (27.27%) .NET
2 6 (18.18%) Web Services
2 6 (18.18%) HTML
2 6 (18.18%) CSS
3 5 (15.15%) ASP.NET
4 4 (12.12%) SOAP
4 4 (12.12%) jQuery
4 4 (12.12%) Ajax
4 4 (12.12%) REST
4 4 (12.12%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (12.12%) Razor View Engine
4 4 (12.12%) ASP.NET Web API
5 3 (9.09%) Application Packaging
5 3 (9.09%) Software Packaging
6 1 (3.03%) CSS3
6 1 (3.03%) HTML5
6 1 (3.03%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.12%) Computer Science
2 3 (9.09%) VLE
3 2 (6.06%) EPoS
4 1 (3.03%) Fat Client
4 1 (3.03%) Replication
4 1 (3.03%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 14 (42.42%) Windows
2 7 (21.21%) Windows Server 2008
2 7 (21.21%) Windows Server 2003
2 7 (21.21%) Windows 7
3 4 (12.12%) Windows XP
4 3 (9.09%) UNIX
4 3 (9.09%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
1 6 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (15.15%) Project Management
3 4 (12.12%) Software Engineering
3 4 (12.12%) MVC
3 4 (12.12%) SEO
3 4 (12.12%) Online Marketing
3 4 (12.12%) Agile Project Management
4 3 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (9.09%) Software Deployment
4 3 (9.09%) Configuration Management
4 3 (9.09%) Service Delivery
4 3 (9.09%) ETL
5 2 (6.06%) ITIL
5 2 (6.06%) Asset Management
5 2 (6.06%) Migration
5 2 (6.06%) Data Migration
5 2 (6.06%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (3.03%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
6 1 (3.03%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 7 (21.21%) C#
2 6 (18.18%) JavaScript
3 3 (9.09%) PL/SQL
3 3 (9.09%) SQL
4 1 (3.03%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (24.24%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (9.09%) MCITP
2 3 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 3 (9.09%) MCSE
2 3 (9.09%) MCSA
3 1 (3.03%) Degree
3 1 (3.03%) MCDST
3 1 (3.03%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (15.15%) Active Directory
2 4 (12.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 2 (6.06%) Hyper-V
5 1 (3.03%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 3 (9.09%) Backup Exec
1 3 (9.09%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 6 (18.18%) Cognos
1 6 (18.18%) Altiris
2 4 (12.12%) Cisco
2 4 (12.12%) Dell
2 4 (12.12%) VMware
3 3 (9.09%) SolarWinds
3 3 (9.09%) Symantec
3 3 (9.09%) CommVault
3 3 (9.09%) Websense
3 3 (9.09%) Business Objects
3 3 (9.09%) Oracle
3 3 (9.09%) SAP
4 2 (6.06%) Meru Networks
5 1 (3.03%) Fujitsu
5 1 (3.03%) IBM
5 1 (3.03%) HP
5 1 (3.03%) Citrix
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