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 5 May 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 1 7 6
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 23 20 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 21.10% 17.86% 16.10%
As % of the Vendors category 39.66% 29.85% 47.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 9 9
Median daily rate £350 £215 £145
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+62.79% +48.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £109 £162 £94
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £316 £336
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 2
Median hourly rate £14.50 £22.25 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.83% +30.88%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.75 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +8.62%
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
58 67 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 53.21% 59.82% 33.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 26 17
Median daily rate £438 £225 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+94.44% -30.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £121 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £463 £380
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 2
Median hourly rate £14.50 £32.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.68% +88.23%
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 5 May 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 5 May 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 +5 23 £350 +62.79% 4
Microsoft
UK

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 12 (37.50%) CRM
2 11 (34.38%) MS Excel
3 10 (31.25%) SQL
3 10 (31.25%) SQL Server
4 8 (25.00%) MS Exchange
4 8 (25.00%) HP
4 8 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (21.88%) SolarWinds
5 7 (21.88%) Exchange Server 2003
5 7 (21.88%) Meridio
5 7 (21.88%) VMware
5 7 (21.88%) VMware ESX
5 7 (21.88%) Altiris
5 7 (21.88%) Dell
5 7 (21.88%) VB
5 7 (21.88%) IDOL
5 7 (21.88%) EDRMS
5 7 (21.88%) Symantec
5 7 (21.88%) Norton AntiVirus
5 7 (21.88%) Active Directory
5 7 (21.88%) SAN
5 7 (21.88%) CommVault
5 7 (21.88%) Dell Compellent
6 6 (18.75%) .NET
6 6 (18.75%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (18.75%) Windows
6 6 (18.75%) Migration
6 6 (18.75%) Dynamics CRM
6 6 (18.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (18.75%) 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 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 8 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 7 (21.88%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (6.25%) SharePoint
3 2 (6.25%) Skype for Business
4 1 (3.13%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (3.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (3.13%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 11 (34.38%) MS Excel
2 3 (9.38%) MS Office
2 3 (9.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (18.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (9.38%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.13%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 7 (21.88%) SAN
2 2 (6.25%) Internet
3 1 (3.13%) DAB
3 1 (3.13%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (3.13%) NetScaler
3 1 (3.13%) VoIP
3 1 (3.13%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (31.25%) SQL Server
2 7 (21.88%) EDRMS
2 7 (21.88%) IDOL
3 6 (18.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (15.63%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (15.63%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (15.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 5 (15.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (9.38%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (9.38%) OLAP
5 3 (9.38%) OLAP Cube
5 3 (9.38%) Relational Database
5 3 (9.38%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (6.25%) MSI
2 1 (3.13%) MorphX
2 1 (3.13%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (18.75%) Marketing
2 5 (15.63%) Advertising
3 2 (6.25%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.13%) Banking
4 1 (3.13%) Finance
4 1 (3.13%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (50.00%) Developer
2 11 (34.38%) Microsoft Developer
3 7 (21.88%) Exchange Engineer
4 6 (18.75%) CRM Developer
5 5 (15.63%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 4 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 4 (12.50%) Microsoft BI Developer
7 3 (9.38%) Analyst
7 3 (9.38%) Consultant
8 2 (6.25%) .NET Developer
8 2 (6.25%) Senior Exchange Engineer
8 2 (6.25%) SQL Developer
8 2 (6.25%) SQL Server Developer
8 2 (6.25%) SSRS Developer
9 1 (3.13%) Automation Developer
9 1 (3.13%) Cisco Network Design Engineer
9 1 (3.13%) HR Consultant
9 1 (3.13%) SSAS Developer
9 1 (3.13%) SSIS Developer
9 1 (3.13%) T-SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (18.75%) .NET
2 4 (12.50%) HTML
3 3 (9.38%) XML
4 2 (6.25%) Web Services
5 1 (3.13%) .NET Framework
5 1 (3.13%) Apache Cordova
5 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET
5 1 (3.13%) CSS
5 1 (3.13%) CSS3
5 1 (3.13%) HTML5
5 1 (3.13%) MDX
5 1 (3.13%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.63%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.13%) Blackberry
2 1 (3.13%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 6 (18.75%) Windows
2 1 (3.13%) Windows Server
2 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (37.50%) CRM
2 6 (18.75%) Business Intelligence
2 6 (18.75%) Migration
3 3 (9.38%) Business Analysis
3 3 (9.38%) Data Analysis
3 3 (9.38%) Office Automation
3 3 (9.38%) Software Delivery
3 3 (9.38%) Software Deployment
3 3 (9.38%) UML
4 2 (6.25%) Application Packaging
4 2 (6.25%) Change Control
4 2 (6.25%) Change Management
4 2 (6.25%) Project Planning
4 2 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (6.25%) Workflow
5 1 (3.13%) Data Migration
5 1 (3.13%) E-business
5 1 (3.13%) Network Design
5 1 (3.13%) Project Management
5 1 (3.13%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (31.25%) SQL
2 7 (21.88%) VB
3 4 (12.50%) C#
3 4 (12.50%) T-SQL
4 3 (9.38%) JavaScript
4 3 (9.38%) PL/SQL
4 3 (9.38%) VBA
5 2 (6.25%) VB.NET
6 1 (3.13%) X++
System Software
1 7 (21.88%) Active Directory
1 7 (21.88%) VMware ESX
2 1 (3.13%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (21.88%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (6.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (6.25%) Unicenter
3 1 (3.13%) MIMEsweeper
3 1 (3.13%) SCDPM
3 1 (3.13%) SCOM
3 1 (3.13%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 8 (25.00%) HP
2 7 (21.88%) Altiris
2 7 (21.88%) CommVault
2 7 (21.88%) Dell
2 7 (21.88%) Dell Compellent
2 7 (21.88%) Meridio
2 7 (21.88%) SolarWinds
2 7 (21.88%) Symantec
2 7 (21.88%) VMware
3 2 (6.25%) Blue Prism
3 2 (6.25%) CA
4 1 (3.13%) Cisco
4 1 (3.13%) Citrix
4 1 (3.13%) Forcepoint
4 1 (3.13%) MobileIron
4 1 (3.13%) Oracle
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