Period
to 21 January 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Belfast with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft over the 6 months to 21 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never 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.

Microsoft
County Antrim > Belfast
6 months to
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 25 12 10
Rank change year-on-year -13 -2 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 43 38 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 9.31% 11.66% 12.06%
As % of the Vendors category 24.02% 27.94% 22.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 18 11
Belfast median daily rate £350 £313 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.00% - +48.81%
10th Percentile £159 £137 £294
90th Percentile £524 £465 £375
County Antrim median daily rate £350 £313 £313
% change year-on-year +12.00% - +48.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 13 0
Belfast median hourly rate £13.75 £12.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.58% - -
County Antrim median hourly rate £13.75 £12.00 -
% change year-on-year +14.58% - -

Microsoft is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in Belfast.

All Vendors
Belfast
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 179 136 74
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 38.74% 41.72% 52.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 83 26
Belfast median daily rate £415 £326 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.30% +4.32% +5.04%
10th Percentile £265 £170 £259
90th Percentile £488 £425 £419
County Antrim median daily rate £415 £326 £313
% change year-on-year +27.30% +4.32% +5.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 19 0
Belfast median hourly rate £13.75 £12.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.58% - -
County Antrim median hourly rate £13.75 £12.00 -
% change year-on-year +14.58% - -

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Belfast

Job postings citing Microsoft as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Belfast.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Belfast

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft in Belfast.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft in Belfast

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Belfast

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Belfast over the 6 months to 21 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft in Belfast

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Belfast

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft in Belfast.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Belfast

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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 Belfast region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 16 (37.21%) Windows
2 14 (32.56%) ITIL
2 14 (32.56%) Windows Server
3 12 (27.91%) CRM
3 12 (27.91%) Dynamics CRM
4 11 (25.58%) MS Exchange
5 10 (23.26%) Microsoft Office
5 10 (23.26%) Finance
5 10 (23.26%) Service Design
5 10 (23.26%) Microsoft Azure
6 9 (20.93%) Active Directory
7 7 (16.28%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (16.28%) SQL
7 7 (16.28%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (13.95%) VMware
8 6 (13.95%) Symantec
8 6 (13.95%) Citrix
9 5 (11.63%) Cisco
9 5 (11.63%) Oracle
9 5 (11.63%) SQL Server
9 5 (11.63%) Banking
9 5 (11.63%) Exchange Server 2007
9 5 (11.63%) VMware Infrastructure
9 5 (11.63%) SDLC
10 4 (9.30%) Problem Management
10 4 (9.30%) Amazon AWS
10 4 (9.30%) Office Communications Server
10 4 (9.30%) Waterfall
10 4 (9.30%) Skype for Business
10 4 (9.30%) Symantec Enterprise Vault

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in Belfast 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 11 (25.58%) MS Exchange
2 5 (11.63%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (9.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 4 (9.30%) JBoss
3 4 (9.30%) Office Communications Server
3 4 (9.30%) Skype for Business
4 3 (6.98%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (6.98%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (4.65%) Tomcat
5 2 (4.65%) WebLogic
6 1 (2.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (23.26%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (4.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (2.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (27.91%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (23.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (9.30%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (9.30%) Mimecast
3 3 (6.98%) SaaS
4 2 (4.65%) Office 365
5 1 (2.33%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (2.33%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.30%) Firewall
2 2 (4.65%) LAN
2 2 (4.65%) WAN
3 1 (2.33%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (2.33%) Cisco IPT
3 1 (2.33%) Cisco PIX
3 1 (2.33%) DHCP
3 1 (2.33%) DNS
3 1 (2.33%) IP Telephony
3 1 (2.33%) SNMP
3 1 (2.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.33%) VoIP
3 1 (2.33%) Wireless
3 1 (2.33%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.63%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (6.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (4.65%) Hadoop
3 2 (4.65%) Hazelcast
3 2 (4.65%) MongoDB
3 2 (4.65%) MySQL
3 2 (4.65%) NoSQL
3 2 (4.65%) Redis
Development Applications
1 2 (4.65%) Ant
1 2 (4.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 2 (4.65%) Cucumber
1 2 (4.65%) Eclipse
1 2 (4.65%) FitNesse
1 2 (4.65%) Git (software)
1 2 (4.65%) Gradle
1 2 (4.65%) Hudson
1 2 (4.65%) IntelliJ
1 2 (4.65%) JBehave
1 2 (4.65%) Jenkins
1 2 (4.65%) JMeter
1 2 (4.65%) JUnit
1 2 (4.65%) LoadUI
1 2 (4.65%) Maven
1 2 (4.65%) Mockito
1 2 (4.65%) NetBeans
1 2 (4.65%) Selenium
1 2 (4.65%) SoapUI
1 2 (4.65%) Subversion
General
1 10 (23.26%) Finance
2 5 (11.63%) Banking
3 3 (6.98%) Investment Banking
4 2 (4.65%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.33%) Law
Job Titles
1 16 (37.21%) Analyst
2 7 (16.28%) Administrator
2 7 (16.28%) Server Administrator
3 6 (13.95%) Consultant
3 6 (13.95%) Service Analyst
3 6 (13.95%) Service Desk Analyst
3 6 (13.95%) Support Analyst
4 4 (9.30%) Microsoft Consultant
4 4 (9.30%) Server Engineer
4 4 (9.30%) Support Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) Applications Support
5 3 (6.98%) Applications Support Analyst
5 3 (6.98%) CRM Consultant
5 3 (6.98%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
5 3 (6.98%) Exchange Consultant
5 3 (6.98%) Exchange Support
5 3 (6.98%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
5 3 (6.98%) Windows Administrator
5 3 (6.98%) Windows Server Administrator
6 2 (4.65%) Service Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.30%) .NET
2 3 (6.98%) RESTful
3 2 (4.65%) AngularJS
3 2 (4.65%) Backbone.js
3 2 (4.65%) CSS
3 2 (4.65%) EclipseLink
3 2 (4.65%) Hibernate
3 2 (4.65%) HTML
3 2 (4.65%) HTML5
3 2 (4.65%) iBATIS
3 2 (4.65%) Java EE
3 2 (4.65%) JMS
3 2 (4.65%) KnockoutJS
3 2 (4.65%) LESS
3 2 (4.65%) Sass
3 2 (4.65%) SOAP
3 2 (4.65%) Spring
4 1 (2.33%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.33%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (2.33%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.30%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (9.30%) Blackberry
2 3 (6.98%) Equities
3 2 (4.65%) Derivative
3 2 (4.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (2.33%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.33%) Handset
4 1 (2.33%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 16 (37.21%) Windows
2 14 (32.56%) Windows Server
3 2 (4.65%) Linux
3 2 (4.65%) Unix
4 1 (2.33%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.33%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (32.56%) ITIL
2 12 (27.91%) CRM
3 10 (23.26%) Service Design
4 7 (16.28%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (11.63%) SDLC
6 4 (9.30%) Change Management
6 4 (9.30%) Email Management
6 4 (9.30%) Incident Management
6 4 (9.30%) Problem Management
6 4 (9.30%) Waterfall
7 3 (6.98%) Customer Requirements
7 3 (6.98%) Kanban
7 3 (6.98%) Migration
7 3 (6.98%) Presales
7 3 (6.98%) Risk Management
7 3 (6.98%) Scrum
7 3 (6.98%) SOA
7 3 (6.98%) TOGAF
7 3 (6.98%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (4.65%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (16.28%) SQL
2 4 (9.30%) Java
3 3 (6.98%) Bash Shell
3 3 (6.98%) Perl
4 2 (4.65%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.33%) C#
5 1 (2.33%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 7 (16.28%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (4.65%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.33%) CCNA
3 1 (2.33%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.33%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.33%) MCP
3 1 (2.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.98%) SLA
2 2 (4.65%) PMO
System Software
1 9 (20.93%) Active Directory
2 5 (11.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (6.98%) vSphere
4 2 (4.65%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (2.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (9.30%) MIMEsweeper
1 4 (9.30%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 2 (4.65%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (4.65%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (2.33%) SCCM
3 1 (2.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (13.95%) Citrix
1 6 (13.95%) Symantec
1 6 (13.95%) VMware
2 5 (11.63%) Cisco
2 5 (11.63%) Oracle
3 4 (9.30%) Clearswift
4 3 (6.98%) CommVault
4 3 (6.98%) Compuware
4 3 (6.98%) SolarWinds
5 2 (4.65%) Altiris
5 2 (4.65%) Avaya
5 2 (4.65%) Forcepoint
5 2 (4.65%) MobileIron
5 2 (4.65%) NetApp
6 1 (2.33%) Meridio
6 1 (2.33%) Polycom