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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 9 11 12
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 10 13 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 9.62% 11.02% 9.72%
As % of the Vendors category 22.73% 21.31% 15.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 7
Average daily rate
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£325 £280 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.07% -25.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
- +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00
Vendors Category
Northern Ireland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
44 61 135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 42.31% 51.69% 62.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 33 44
Average daily rate £325 £399 £274
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.49% +45.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £255 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £450 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £17.00 - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +2.63%
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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 25 July 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 25 July 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 +5 9 £325 +22.64% 9
County Londonderry - 1 £488 - 1
County Armagh - - - -
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Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (48.39%) Windows
2 10 (32.26%) Business Intelligence
3 9 (29.03%) Finance
4 7 (22.58%) Active Directory
5 6 (19.35%) Cognos
5 6 (19.35%) SQL Server
6 5 (16.13%) .NET
6 5 (16.13%) SQL
6 5 (16.13%) SharePoint
6 5 (16.13%) ETL
6 5 (16.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (16.13%) Windows 7
6 5 (16.13%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (12.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (12.90%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (12.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (12.90%) Altiris
7 4 (12.90%) VMware
7 4 (12.90%) Citrix
7 4 (12.90%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (12.90%) Intranet
7 4 (12.90%) Windows XP
7 4 (12.90%) MS Office
7 4 (12.90%) Visual Studio
7 4 (12.90%) Business Objects
8 3 (9.68%) IIS
8 3 (9.68%) Crystal Reports
8 3 (9.68%) UNIX
8 3 (9.68%) SAP
8 3 (9.68%) PL/SQL

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Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 5 (16.13%) SharePoint
2 3 (9.68%) IIS
3 2 (6.45%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (3.23%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (12.90%) MS Office
2 2 (6.45%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.23%) MS Visio
3 1 (3.23%) PowerPivot
3 1 (3.23%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (9.68%) WebTrends
1 3 (9.68%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (9.68%) Dynamics AX
1 3 (9.68%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.68%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (3.23%) Tesseract
2 1 (3.23%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.90%) Intranet
2 3 (9.68%) Internet
2 3 (9.68%) Extranet
3 2 (6.45%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (19.35%) SQL Server
2 5 (16.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (12.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (12.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (9.68%) Oracle BI EE
4 3 (9.68%) Oracle Database
4 3 (9.68%) Relational Database
4 3 (9.68%) Cognos Framework Manager
4 3 (9.68%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (9.68%) Crystal Reports
4 3 (9.68%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (9.68%) MS Access
4 3 (9.68%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (9.68%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (6.45%) QlikView
6 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (3.23%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 4 (12.90%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (29.03%) Finance
2 3 (9.68%) General Ledger
3 2 (6.45%) Banking
4 1 (3.23%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.23%) Legal
4 1 (3.23%) Advertising
4 1 (3.23%) French Language
4 1 (3.23%) German Language
4 1 (3.23%) Spanish Language
4 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (22.58%) Developer
2 4 (12.90%) Analyst
2 4 (12.90%) Consultant
2 4 (12.90%) Deployment Engineer
3 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Consultant
3 3 (9.68%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 3 (9.68%) Desktop Engineer
3 3 (9.68%) Administrator
4 2 (6.45%) Software Developer
4 2 (6.45%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (6.45%) Business Intelligence Consultant
4 2 (6.45%) Business Intelligence Specialist
4 2 (6.45%) Product Specialist
5 1 (3.23%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
5 1 (3.23%) Microsoft BI Consultant
5 1 (3.23%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
5 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Developer
5 1 (3.23%) SharePoint Developer
5 1 (3.23%) Windows Administrator
5 1 (3.23%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (16.13%) .NET
2 3 (9.68%) Application Packaging
2 3 (9.68%) Software Packaging
3 2 (6.45%) Web Services
4 1 (3.23%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.68%) Clustering
2 1 (3.23%) VLE
2 1 (3.23%) Fat Client
2 1 (3.23%) Visualisation
2 1 (3.23%) EPoS
2 1 (3.23%) Thin Client
2 1 (3.23%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 15 (48.39%) Windows
2 5 (16.13%) Windows 7
3 4 (12.90%) Windows XP
3 4 (12.90%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (12.90%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (9.68%) Solaris
4 3 (9.68%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (32.26%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (16.13%) ETL
2 5 (16.13%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (9.68%) Knowledge Management
3 3 (9.68%) Capacity Planning
3 3 (9.68%) Root Cause Analysis
3 3 (9.68%) Software Deployment
3 3 (9.68%) Data Modelling
3 3 (9.68%) Configuration Management
4 2 (6.45%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (3.23%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (3.23%) Project Management
5 1 (3.23%) Service Delivery
5 1 (3.23%) Change Management
5 1 (3.23%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (3.23%) Data Analysis
5 1 (3.23%) ITIL
5 1 (3.23%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 5 (16.13%) SQL
2 3 (9.68%) PL/SQL
3 2 (6.45%) C#
4 1 (3.23%) VB.NET
4 1 (3.23%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.23%) MCDST
2 1 (3.23%) MCITP
2 1 (3.23%) MCSE
2 1 (3.23%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (22.58%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.23%) ISA Server
2 1 (3.23%) VMware ESX
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (3.23%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 1 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.23%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (3.23%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 6 (19.35%) Cognos
2 4 (12.90%) Business Objects
2 4 (12.90%) Citrix
2 4 (12.90%) VMware
2 4 (12.90%) Altiris
3 3 (9.68%) SolarWinds
3 3 (9.68%) Oracle
3 3 (9.68%) Websense
3 3 (9.68%) SAP
4 2 (6.45%) Tableau
5 1 (3.23%) Cisco
5 1 (3.23%) Dell
5 1 (3.23%) CommVault
5 1 (3.23%) Symantec
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