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 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 13 6 15
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +9
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 18 11 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 10.53% 15.94% 8.40%
As % of the Vendors category 31.03% 27.50% 17.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 10 2
Median daily rate £270 £313 £229
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.60% +36.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £306 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £328 £298
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £347
% change year-on-year
- +0.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 3
Median hourly rate £13.00 - £10.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.73 £15.00 £14.68
% change year-on-year
-1.80% +2.16%
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 40 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 33.92% 57.97% 48.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 16 26
Median daily rate £350 £313 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £299 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £330 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 4
Median hourly rate £12.67 - £10.75
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 - £7.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.13 - £13.86
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +5.88%

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 8 December 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 8 December 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 -8 17 £300 -4.00% 8
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UK

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 8 December 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 13 (41.94%) .NET
2 12 (38.71%) MS Excel
2 12 (38.71%) Windows
3 10 (32.26%) SQL
3 10 (32.26%) SQL Server
4 8 (25.81%) C#
5 6 (19.35%) SQL Server 2005
5 6 (19.35%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (19.35%) Skype for Business
5 6 (19.35%) ASP.NET
5 6 (19.35%) Active Directory
6 5 (16.13%) MS Office
6 5 (16.13%) Degree
6 5 (16.13%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (12.90%) Presales
7 4 (12.90%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (12.90%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 4 (12.90%) Skype
7 4 (12.90%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 4 (12.90%) Root Cause Analysis
7 4 (12.90%) Office 365
7 4 (12.90%) PowerShell
7 4 (12.90%) Migration
7 4 (12.90%) VMware
7 4 (12.90%) HND
7 4 (12.90%) DHCP
7 4 (12.90%) DNS
7 4 (12.90%) Change Management
7 4 (12.90%) Telecoms
7 4 (12.90%) Citrix

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 6 (19.35%) Skype for Business
2 2 (6.45%) SharePoint
2 2 (6.45%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (6.45%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (3.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (3.23%) IIS
3 1 (3.23%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.23%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 12 (38.71%) MS Excel
2 5 (16.13%) MS Office
3 1 (3.23%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (3.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (9.68%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.90%) Office 365
2 1 (3.23%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.90%) DHCP
1 4 (12.90%) DNS
1 4 (12.90%) Skype
2 1 (3.23%) Cisco IPT
2 1 (3.23%) LAN
2 1 (3.23%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (32.26%) SQL Server
2 6 (19.35%) SQL Server 2005
2 6 (19.35%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (12.90%) SQL Server 2000
3 4 (12.90%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (9.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (9.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (6.45%) Oracle Database
5 2 (6.45%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (6.45%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (6.45%) NUnit
1 2 (6.45%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (6.45%) Visual Studio
2 1 (3.23%) MSI
General
1 4 (12.90%) Telecoms
2 3 (9.68%) Advertising
3 2 (6.45%) Finance
4 1 (3.23%) Banking
4 1 (3.23%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.23%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.23%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 10 (32.26%) Developer
2 7 (22.58%) .NET Developer
3 5 (16.13%) Analyst
3 5 (16.13%) Architect
4 4 (12.90%) Exchange Architect
5 3 (9.68%) C# Developer
5 3 (9.68%) Consultant
5 3 (9.68%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 3 (9.68%) Messaging Architect
5 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Consultant
5 3 (9.68%) Support Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) .NET Software Developer
6 2 (6.45%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
6 2 (6.45%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
6 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Developer
6 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Solutions Architect
6 2 (6.45%) Office 365 Architect
6 2 (6.45%) Server Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (41.94%) .NET
2 6 (19.35%) ASP.NET
3 2 (6.45%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (6.45%) CSS
3 2 (6.45%) HTML
3 2 (6.45%) WCF
3 2 (6.45%) Web Services
3 2 (6.45%) WPF
3 2 (6.45%) XML
4 1 (3.23%) AngularJS
4 1 (3.23%) React
4 1 (3.23%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.13%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.45%) Driving Licence
3 1 (3.23%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.23%) Equities
3 1 (3.23%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 12 (38.71%) Windows
2 2 (6.45%) Windows 2000
2 2 (6.45%) Windows XP
3 1 (3.23%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (12.90%) Change Management
1 4 (12.90%) Migration
1 4 (12.90%) Presales
1 4 (12.90%) Root Cause Analysis
2 3 (9.68%) CRM
2 3 (9.68%) Software Delivery
3 2 (6.45%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (6.45%) MVC
3 2 (6.45%) PRINCE2
3 2 (6.45%) Unit Testing
4 1 (3.23%) Business Analysis
4 1 (3.23%) Data Analysis
4 1 (3.23%) Issue Tracking
4 1 (3.23%) Network Management
4 1 (3.23%) Office Automation
4 1 (3.23%) SDLC
4 1 (3.23%) Software Engineering
4 1 (3.23%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (3.23%) Test Scripting
4 1 (3.23%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (32.26%) SQL
2 8 (25.81%) C#
3 4 (12.90%) PowerShell
4 3 (9.68%) JavaScript
4 3 (9.68%) VB.NET
5 2 (6.45%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (16.13%) Degree
2 4 (12.90%) HND
3 2 (6.45%) MCP
3 2 (6.45%) MCSE
3 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (3.23%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (19.35%) Active Directory
2 4 (12.90%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 4 (12.90%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 2 (6.45%) Simpana
3 1 (3.23%) MIMEsweeper
3 1 (3.23%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (3.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (3.23%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 4 (12.90%) Citrix
1 4 (12.90%) VMware
2 3 (9.68%) CommVault
2 3 (9.68%) Oracle
3 2 (6.45%) Civica
3 2 (6.45%) Dell
3 2 (6.45%) HP
4 1 (3.23%) Altiris
4 1 (3.23%) Apple
4 1 (3.23%) CA
4 1 (3.23%) Cisco
4 1 (3.23%) Clearswift
4 1 (3.23%) Compuware
4 1 (3.23%) MobileIron
4 1 (3.23%) Symantec
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