Period
to 16 January 2019

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 16 January 2019 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
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 8 27 12
Rank change year-on-year +19 -15 -4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 44 44 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 14.29% 9.32% 11.37%
As % of the Vendors category 28.21% 24.18% 26.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 17 19
Belfast median daily rate £350 £370 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.41% +13.85% +4.00%
10th Percentile £229 £194 £139
90th Percentile £400 £487 £480
County Antrim median daily rate £350 £370 £325
% change year-on-year -5.41% +13.85% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 13
Belfast median hourly rate £19.06 £13.75 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.58% +14.58% -
10th Percentile £15.00 £10.05 £10.20
90th Percentile £34.50 £16.75 £13.50
County Antrim median hourly rate £18.11 £13.75 £12.00
% change year-on-year +31.71% +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 156 182 147
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 50.65% 38.56% 42.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 123 89
Belfast median daily rate £400 £415 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.61% +27.69% +4.00%
10th Percentile £263 £265 £163
90th Percentile £461 £482 £430
County Antrim median daily rate £400 £415 £325
% change year-on-year -3.61% +27.69% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 8 21
Belfast median hourly rate £33.00 £13.75 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +140.00% +14.58% -
10th Percentile £15.00 £10.05 £10.00
90th Percentile £40.00 £16.75 £14.34
County Antrim median hourly rate £33.00 £13.75 £12.00
% change year-on-year +140.00% +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 16 January 2019.

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

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Belfast

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Belfast over the 6 months to 16 January 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft in Belfast

For the 6 months to 16 January 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Belfast region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 15 (34.09%) Finance
2 14 (31.82%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (29.55%) Microsoft Office
4 10 (22.73%) CRM
5 9 (20.45%) Service Delivery
6 8 (18.18%) Change Management
6 8 (18.18%) Hyperion
6 8 (18.18%) C#
6 8 (18.18%) .NET
6 8 (18.18%) Oracle
6 8 (18.18%) Dynamics CRM
6 8 (18.18%) IFS
7 7 (15.91%) Problem-Solving
7 7 (15.91%) Meraki
7 7 (15.91%) BusinessObjects
8 6 (13.64%) Cisco
8 6 (13.64%) ASP.NET
8 6 (13.64%) ERP
8 6 (13.64%) WAN
8 6 (13.64%) Advertising
8 6 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (13.64%) Process Improvement
9 5 (11.36%) AngularJS
9 5 (11.36%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (11.36%) SQL
9 5 (11.36%) SLA
9 5 (11.36%) Active Directory
10 4 (9.09%) DSL
10 4 (9.09%) Telecoms
10 4 (9.09%) JavaScript

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 4 (9.09%) EPiServer
2 1 (2.27%) ArcGIS
2 1 (2.27%) IIS
2 1 (2.27%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.27%) Office Communications Server
2 1 (2.27%) SharePoint
Applications
1 14 (31.82%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (29.55%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (9.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (2.27%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (18.18%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.55%) Dynamics 365
1 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.27%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.27%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.64%) WAN
2 4 (9.09%) 4G
2 4 (9.09%) DSL
3 3 (6.82%) Firewall
4 2 (4.55%) DHCP
4 2 (4.55%) DNS
4 2 (4.55%) LAN
5 1 (2.27%) VoIP
5 1 (2.27%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (15.91%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (4.55%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.27%) Cosmos DB
3 1 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.27%) Geospatial Data
3 1 (2.27%) GIS
3 1 (2.27%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.27%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (2.27%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.27%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.27%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 2 (4.55%) JIRA
2 1 (2.27%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (2.27%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.27%) TeamCity
General
1 15 (34.09%) Finance
2 6 (13.64%) Advertising
3 4 (9.09%) Banking
3 4 (9.09%) Telecoms
4 2 (4.55%) Investment Banking
4 2 (4.55%) Publishing
5 1 (2.27%) Law
5 1 (2.27%) Legal
Job Titles
1 14 (31.82%) Analyst
2 12 (27.27%) Developer
3 9 (20.45%) Financial Analyst
4 6 (13.64%) CRM Developer
4 6 (13.64%) Microsoft Developer
4 6 (13.64%) Support Engineer
5 5 (11.36%) .NET Developer
5 5 (11.36%) Technical Engineer
6 4 (9.09%) .NET Software Developer
6 4 (9.09%) EPiServer Developer
6 4 (9.09%) Software Developer
7 3 (6.82%) Business Analyst
7 3 (6.82%) Consultant
8 2 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support
8 2 (4.55%) Cisco Engineer
8 2 (4.55%) IT Support Engineer
8 2 (4.55%) Network Engineer
8 2 (4.55%) Network Support
8 2 (4.55%) Network Support Engineer
8 2 (4.55%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (18.18%) .NET
2 6 (13.64%) ASP.NET
3 5 (11.36%) AngularJS
4 2 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (4.55%) CSS
4 2 (4.55%) HTML
5 1 (2.27%) .NET Framework
5 1 (2.27%) Angular 2
5 1 (2.27%) Backbone.js
5 1 (2.27%) COM
5 1 (2.27%) Entity Framework
5 1 (2.27%) jQuery
5 1 (2.27%) KnockoutJS
5 1 (2.27%) REST
5 1 (2.27%) RESTful
5 1 (2.27%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (2.27%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.27%) Driving Licence
2 1 (2.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (2.27%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.27%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.27%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.82%) Windows
2 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (22.73%) CRM
2 9 (20.45%) Service Delivery
3 8 (18.18%) Change Management
4 7 (15.91%) Problem-Solving
5 6 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (13.64%) ERP
5 6 (13.64%) Process Improvement
6 5 (11.36%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (9.09%) Software Delivery
7 4 (9.09%) Technical Analysis
8 2 (4.55%) ITIL
8 2 (4.55%) Line Management
8 2 (4.55%) MVC
8 2 (4.55%) PRINCE2
8 2 (4.55%) Project Management
8 2 (4.55%) SDLC
9 1 (2.27%) Business Intelligence
9 1 (2.27%) ETL
9 1 (2.27%) Scrum
9 1 (2.27%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 8 (18.18%) C#
2 5 (11.36%) SQL
3 4 (9.09%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.27%) Python
4 1 (2.27%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (4.55%) PMP
2 1 (2.27%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (2.27%) CCNA
2 1 (2.27%) CCVP
2 1 (2.27%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.27%) DBS Check
2 1 (2.27%) Degree
2 1 (2.27%) Master's Degree
2 1 (2.27%) MCSE
2 1 (2.27%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.36%) SLA
2 3 (6.82%) PMO
3 2 (4.55%) IFRS
4 1 (2.27%) QA
System Software
1 5 (11.36%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (6.82%) XenApp
3 2 (4.55%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 8 (18.18%) Hyperion
1 8 (18.18%) IFS
1 8 (18.18%) Oracle
2 7 (15.91%) Meraki
3 6 (13.64%) Cisco
4 4 (9.09%) VMware
5 3 (6.82%) Citrix
5 3 (6.82%) CommVault
5 3 (6.82%) SolarWinds
6 1 (2.27%) Cognos
6 1 (2.27%) ESRI
6 1 (2.27%) Openreach
6 1 (2.27%) SAP