Period
to 20 July 2017

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 20 July 2017 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
20 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 32 4 7
Rank change year-on-year -28 +3 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 52 38 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 9.72% 17.59% 18.03%
As % of the Vendors category 22.51% 31.15% 33.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 18 17
Belfast median daily rate £281 £350 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.64% +75.00% -38.46%
10th Percentile £257 £104 £141
90th Percentile £407 £516 £360
County Antrim median daily rate £281 £350 £200
% change year-on-year -19.64% +75.00% -38.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 3
Belfast median hourly rate £14.50 £17.25 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.94% -46.09% +88.24%
County Antrim median hourly rate £14.50 £17.25 £22.25
% change year-on-year -15.94% -22.47% +30.88%

Microsoft is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in Belfast.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Belfast
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 231 122 100
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Belfast 43.18% 56.48% 54.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 54 54
Belfast median daily rate £400 £315 £211
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.98% +49.11% -32.40%
10th Percentile £260 £107 £143
90th Percentile £469 £509 £468
County Antrim median daily rate £400 £315 £211
% change year-on-year +26.98% +49.11% -32.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 3
Belfast median hourly rate £14.53 £17.25 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.77% -46.09% +88.24%
County Antrim median hourly rate £14.53 £17.25 £22.25
% change year-on-year -15.77% -22.47% +30.88%

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 20 July 2017.

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 20 July 2017, 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 26 (50.00%) SQL
2 22 (42.31%) .NET
3 21 (40.38%) C#
4 19 (36.54%) JavaScript
4 19 (36.54%) ASP.NET
4 19 (36.54%) Web Services
4 19 (36.54%) Finance
5 18 (34.62%) CRM
5 18 (34.62%) HTML
6 16 (30.77%) CSS
6 16 (30.77%) jQuery
7 15 (28.85%) WCF
7 15 (28.85%) JSON
7 15 (28.85%) MVC
7 15 (28.85%) Siebel
7 15 (28.85%) XML
7 15 (28.85%) HTML5
7 15 (28.85%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 15 (28.85%) User Experience
7 15 (28.85%) ASP.NET Web API
8 14 (26.92%) SQL Server
9 12 (23.08%) PL/SQL
10 10 (19.23%) Oracle
10 10 (19.23%) Microsoft Office
10 10 (19.23%) Banking
10 10 (19.23%) AngularJS
11 9 (17.31%) Windows
12 7 (13.46%) Microsoft Certification
12 7 (13.46%) Analytical Skills
13 6 (11.54%) Windows Server

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 6 (11.54%) SharePoint
2 4 (7.69%) MS Exchange
2 4 (7.69%) SharePoint 2010
2 4 (7.69%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (5.77%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (3.85%) JBoss
5 1 (1.92%) IBM Notes
5 1 (1.92%) IIS
5 1 (1.92%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 10 (19.23%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (5.77%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (5.77%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (3.85%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (5.77%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.77%) Office 365
2 1 (1.92%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.77%) Firewall
2 2 (3.85%) DHCP
2 2 (3.85%) DNS
2 2 (3.85%) NetScaler
2 2 (3.85%) SAN
3 1 (1.92%) Avaya Modular Messaging
3 1 (1.92%) NAS
3 1 (1.92%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (26.92%) SQL Server
2 5 (9.62%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (5.77%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (3.85%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (1.92%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (1.92%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.92%) MS Access
6 1 (1.92%) Power BI
6 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Selenium
1 1 (1.92%) SpecFlow
1 1 (1.92%) WebDriver
General
1 19 (36.54%) Finance
2 10 (19.23%) Banking
3 4 (7.69%) Advertising
4 1 (1.92%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.92%) Law
4 1 (1.92%) Legal
4 1 (1.92%) Multimedia
4 1 (1.92%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 24 (46.15%) Developer
2 15 (28.85%) UI Developer
3 9 (17.31%) Analyst
3 9 (17.31%) Angular Developer
4 7 (13.46%) .NET Developer
5 5 (9.62%) DBA
5 5 (9.62%) SharePoint Developer
5 5 (9.62%) SQL DBA
6 4 (7.69%) Support Analyst
7 3 (5.77%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) Administrator
7 3 (5.77%) Business Analyst
7 3 (5.77%) C# Developer
7 3 (5.77%) Consultant
7 3 (5.77%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 3 (5.77%) IT Support
7 3 (5.77%) SQL Analyst
7 3 (5.77%) SQL Support Analyst
8 2 (3.85%) CRM Developer
8 2 (3.85%) Technology Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (42.31%) .NET
2 19 (36.54%) ASP.NET
2 19 (36.54%) Web Services
3 18 (34.62%) HTML
4 16 (30.77%) CSS
4 16 (30.77%) jQuery
5 15 (28.85%) ASP.NET Web API
5 15 (28.85%) HTML5
5 15 (28.85%) JSON
5 15 (28.85%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 15 (28.85%) WCF
5 15 (28.85%) XML
6 10 (19.23%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 15 (28.85%) User Experience
2 7 (13.46%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (7.69%) Replication
4 3 (5.77%) Data Centre
5 2 (3.85%) Reference Data
6 1 (1.92%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.92%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.92%) Equities
6 1 (1.92%) Fixed Income
6 1 (1.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (1.92%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 9 (17.31%) Windows
2 6 (11.54%) Windows Server
3 5 (9.62%) Linux
4 3 (5.77%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.92%) Unix
6 1 (1.92%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (34.62%) CRM
2 15 (28.85%) MVC
3 4 (7.69%) Migration
3 4 (7.69%) Service Management
4 3 (5.77%) ITIL
4 3 (5.77%) ITSM
4 3 (5.77%) Project Management
5 2 (3.85%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (3.85%) Change Control
5 2 (3.85%) High Availability
5 2 (3.85%) Identity Management
5 2 (3.85%) Open Source
5 2 (3.85%) Performance Analysis
5 2 (3.85%) Software Delivery
5 2 (3.85%) Technical Analysis
5 2 (3.85%) Test Scripting
6 1 (1.92%) BDD
6 1 (1.92%) Database Mirroring
6 1 (1.92%) Server Building
6 1 (1.92%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 26 (50.00%) SQL
2 21 (40.38%) C#
3 19 (36.54%) JavaScript
4 12 (23.08%) PL/SQL
5 5 (9.62%) PowerShell
6 3 (5.77%) T-SQL
7 2 (3.85%) Java
8 1 (1.92%) VB
8 1 (1.92%) VBA
8 1 (1.92%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (13.46%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (11.54%) MCP
3 4 (7.69%) MCDBA
4 2 (3.85%) MCSE
4 2 (3.85%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.85%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.92%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.92%) Degree
5 1 (1.92%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.92%) PMO
1 1 (1.92%) QA
System Software
1 6 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (7.69%) Active Directory
2 4 (7.69%) Hyper-V
2 4 (7.69%) vSphere
3 2 (3.85%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (3.85%) XenApp
4 1 (1.92%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 5 (9.62%) SCOM
2 2 (3.85%) HP SiteScope
2 2 (3.85%) SCCM
Vendors
1 15 (28.85%) Siebel
2 10 (19.23%) Oracle
3 6 (11.54%) VMware
4 5 (9.62%) HP
5 4 (7.69%) Citrix
6 3 (5.77%) Red Hat
7 2 (3.85%) Dell
7 2 (3.85%) Forcepoint
7 2 (3.85%) McAfee
7 2 (3.85%) NetApp
7 2 (3.85%) Sophos
8 1 (1.92%) Avaya
8 1 (1.92%) CyberTech
8 1 (1.92%) Lotus
8 1 (1.92%) NICE Systems
8 1 (1.92%) ServiceNow