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 4 August 2015 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 12 7 11
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 9 12 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 12.33% 11.76% 10.43%
As % of the Vendors category 20.45% 27.27% 19.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 3
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£181 £325 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-44.23% +22.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £153 £298 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £406 £371
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.49% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £17.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
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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
44 44 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 60.27% 43.14% 53.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 19 32
Average daily rate £200 £325 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.46% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £236 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £461 £373 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £17.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%

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 4 August 2015.

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 4 August 2015. 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 8 £181 -44.23% 3
County Armagh - 1 - -
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UK

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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 13 (44.83%) Windows
2 12 (41.38%) ITIL
3 11 (37.93%) IIS
4 8 (27.59%) Web Services
5 7 (24.14%) SQL
5 7 (24.14%) SharePoint
5 7 (24.14%) Finance
6 6 (20.69%) Replication
6 6 (20.69%) Lotus
6 6 (20.69%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (20.69%) Intranet
6 6 (20.69%) Internet
6 6 (20.69%) Extranet
6 6 (20.69%) .NET
6 6 (20.69%) IBM Notes
6 6 (20.69%) MS Excel
6 6 (20.69%) Cognos
7 5 (17.24%) UNIX
7 5 (17.24%) ISA Server
7 5 (17.24%) BizTalk Server
7 5 (17.24%) assyst
7 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (13.79%) Shell Script
8 4 (13.79%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (13.79%) MS Access
8 4 (13.79%) Linux
9 3 (10.34%) MCSE
9 3 (10.34%) Oracle
9 3 (10.34%) SQL Server
9 3 (10.34%) VBScript

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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 11 (37.93%) IIS
2 7 (24.14%) SharePoint
3 6 (20.69%) IBM Notes
4 5 (17.24%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (3.45%) CMS
5 1 (3.45%) IBM HTTP Server
5 1 (3.45%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (3.45%) Lync
5 1 (3.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (3.45%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (3.45%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (20.69%) MS Excel
2 3 (10.34%) MS Office
3 2 (6.90%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (17.24%) assyst
2 1 (3.45%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (20.69%) Intranet
1 6 (20.69%) Internet
1 6 (20.69%) Extranet
2 2 (6.90%) Firewall
2 2 (6.90%) DNS
2 2 (6.90%) SAN
2 2 (6.90%) DMZ
2 2 (6.90%) WAN
3 1 (3.45%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.45%) LAN
3 1 (3.45%) CTI
3 1 (3.45%) Wireless
3 1 (3.45%) IP Telephony
3 1 (3.45%) Cisco ICM
3 1 (3.45%) Unified Communications
3 1 (3.45%) NetScaler
3 1 (3.45%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.79%) MS Access
2 3 (10.34%) SQL Server
3 2 (6.90%) Oracle Database
3 2 (6.90%) Relational Database
4 1 (3.45%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (3.45%) Oracle Discoverer
4 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Ant
1 1 (3.45%) Visual Studio
1 1 (3.45%) Oracle Forms
General
1 7 (24.14%) Finance
2 3 (10.34%) Banking
3 2 (6.90%) Law
3 2 (6.90%) Advertising
4 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.45%) Legal
4 1 (3.45%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (34.48%) Analyst
2 6 (20.69%) Support Analyst
2 6 (20.69%) Web Analyst
2 6 (20.69%) Web Support Analyst
2 6 (20.69%) Developer
3 4 (13.79%) Microsoft Developer
4 3 (10.34%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) DBA
5 2 (6.90%) Business Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) .NET Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Access Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Enterprise Architect
6 1 (3.45%) Operations Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Deployment Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Senior Desktop Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) C# Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Service Desk Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Desktop Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) SQL DBA
6 1 (3.45%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (27.59%) Web Services
2 6 (20.69%) .NET
3 3 (10.34%) COM
3 3 (10.34%) .NET Framework
4 1 (3.45%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (3.45%) Middleware
4 1 (3.45%) HTML
4 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.69%) Replication
2 2 (6.90%) Data Centre
2 2 (6.90%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.45%) Fat Client
3 1 (3.45%) Reference Data
3 1 (3.45%) Visualisation
3 1 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.45%) User Experience
3 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.45%) Thin Client
3 1 (3.45%) Clustering
3 1 (3.45%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 13 (44.83%) Windows
2 6 (20.69%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (17.24%) UNIX
4 4 (13.79%) Linux
5 2 (6.90%) Solaris
5 2 (6.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (6.90%) Windows 7
5 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (3.45%) Windows 8
6 1 (3.45%) Windows 2000
6 1 (3.45%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (41.38%) ITIL
2 3 (10.34%) Migration
2 3 (10.34%) Load Balancing
2 3 (10.34%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (10.34%) Performance Analysis
3 2 (6.90%) Database Security
3 2 (6.90%) Validation
3 2 (6.90%) Data Modelling
3 2 (6.90%) Project Management
4 1 (3.45%) Service Management
4 1 (3.45%) Change Management
4 1 (3.45%) Regression Testing
4 1 (3.45%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (3.45%) Workflow
4 1 (3.45%) SOA
4 1 (3.45%) CRM
4 1 (3.45%) Scrum
4 1 (3.45%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (3.45%) Document Management
4 1 (3.45%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 7 (24.14%) SQL
2 4 (13.79%) Shell Script
3 3 (10.34%) PowerShell
3 3 (10.34%) VBScript
4 2 (6.90%) VBA
4 2 (6.90%) C#
5 1 (3.45%) Delphi
5 1 (3.45%) Java
5 1 (3.45%) Perl
5 1 (3.45%) Python
5 1 (3.45%) Jython
Qualifications
1 4 (13.79%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (10.34%) MCSE
3 1 (3.45%) MCSA
3 1 (3.45%) CCA
3 1 (3.45%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (3.45%) Oracle Certification
3 1 (3.45%) Degree
3 1 (3.45%) DV Cleared
3 1 (3.45%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.45%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (17.24%) ISA Server
2 1 (3.45%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (3.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 1 (3.45%) Cisco IPCC
1 1 (3.45%) Oracle RMAN
1 1 (3.45%) SCCM
1 1 (3.45%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 6 (20.69%) Cognos
1 6 (20.69%) Lotus
2 3 (10.34%) F5
2 3 (10.34%) Cisco
2 3 (10.34%) Oracle
3 2 (6.90%) Juniper
3 2 (6.90%) Citrix
3 2 (6.90%) Red Hat
4 1 (3.45%) Remedy
4 1 (3.45%) McAfee
4 1 (3.45%) VMware
4 1 (3.45%) Mitel
4 1 (3.45%) Avaya
4 1 (3.45%) IBM
4 1 (3.45%) Sun
4 1 (3.45%) Nortel
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