Period
to 16 November 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 16 November 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
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 11 38 10
Rank change year-on-year +27 -28 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 43 47 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 12.95% 7.94% 12.08%
As % of the Vendors category 29.05% 19.58% 23.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 21 16
Belfast median daily rate £350 £300 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.67% +9.09% -12.00%
10th Percentile £240 £155 £127
90th Percentile £475 £408 £488
County Antrim median daily rate £350 £300 £275
% change year-on-year +16.67% +9.09% -12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 4
Belfast median hourly rate £17.50 £13.89 £13.67
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.01% +1.59% -
10th Percentile £15.00 £10.05 £12.50
90th Percentile £30.45 £17.32 £18.30
County Antrim median hourly rate £15.00 £13.89 £13.67
% change year-on-year +8.01% +1.59% -

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 148 240 134
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 44.58% 40.54% 50.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 172 73
Belfast median daily rate £412 £413 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.12% +30.95% +3.70%
10th Percentile £266 £265 £105
90th Percentile £513 £490 £434
County Antrim median daily rate £412 £413 £315
% change year-on-year -0.12% +30.95% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 8 12
Belfast median hourly rate £33.00 £13.89 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +137.62% +6.83% -
10th Percentile £15.20 £10.05 £10.00
90th Percentile £40.00 £17.32 £29.00
County Antrim median hourly rate £33.00 £13.89 £13.00
% change year-on-year +137.62% +6.83% -

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 November 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

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Belfast

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Belfast over the 6 months to 16 November 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft in Belfast

For the 6 months to 16 November 2018, 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 13 (30.23%) Microsoft Excel
1 13 (30.23%) Finance
2 11 (25.58%) CRM
3 10 (23.26%) Microsoft Office
4 9 (20.93%) Service Delivery
4 9 (20.93%) Dynamics CRM
5 8 (18.60%) C#
5 8 (18.60%) .NET
5 8 (18.60%) Problem-Solving
6 7 (16.28%) Meraki
6 7 (16.28%) Advertising
7 6 (13.95%) Active Directory
7 6 (13.95%) Hyperion
7 6 (13.95%) Oracle
7 6 (13.95%) ASP.NET
7 6 (13.95%) WAN
7 6 (13.95%) Cisco
7 6 (13.95%) IFS
8 5 (11.63%) AngularJS
8 5 (11.63%) SLA
8 5 (11.63%) BusinessObjects
8 5 (11.63%) Change Management
8 5 (11.63%) Banking
8 5 (11.63%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (9.30%) Process Improvement
9 4 (9.30%) EPiServer
9 4 (9.30%) VMware
9 4 (9.30%) DSL
9 4 (9.30%) ERP
9 4 (9.30%) SQL 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 4 (9.30%) EPiServer
2 1 (2.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.33%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 13 (30.23%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (23.26%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (9.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 9 (20.93%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.98%) Dynamics 365
2 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.95%) WAN
2 4 (9.30%) 4G
2 4 (9.30%) DSL
3 3 (6.98%) Firewall
4 2 (4.65%) DHCP
4 2 (4.65%) DNS
4 2 (4.65%) LAN
5 1 (2.33%) VoIP
5 1 (2.33%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.63%) BusinessObjects
2 4 (9.30%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.33%) Cosmos DB
3 1 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.33%) MS Access
3 1 (2.33%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.33%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (2.33%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.33%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (2.33%) JIRA
1 1 (2.33%) Octopus Deploy
1 1 (2.33%) TeamCity
General
1 13 (30.23%) Finance
2 7 (16.28%) Advertising
3 5 (11.63%) Banking
4 3 (6.98%) Investment Banking
4 3 (6.98%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.33%) Law
5 1 (2.33%) Legal
5 1 (2.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 13 (30.23%) Developer
2 12 (27.91%) Analyst
3 7 (16.28%) Financial Analyst
4 6 (13.95%) CRM Developer
4 6 (13.95%) Microsoft Developer
4 6 (13.95%) Support Engineer
5 5 (11.63%) .NET Developer
5 5 (11.63%) Technical Engineer
6 4 (9.30%) .NET Software Developer
6 4 (9.30%) Business Analyst
6 4 (9.30%) EPiServer Developer
6 4 (9.30%) Software Developer
7 3 (6.98%) Consultant
8 2 (4.65%) 2nd Line Support
8 2 (4.65%) Cisco Engineer
8 2 (4.65%) Network Engineer
8 2 (4.65%) Network Support
8 2 (4.65%) Network Support Engineer
8 2 (4.65%) Operations Analyst
8 2 (4.65%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (18.60%) .NET
2 6 (13.95%) ASP.NET
3 5 (11.63%) AngularJS
4 2 (4.65%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (4.65%) Web Services
5 1 (2.33%) .NET Framework
5 1 (2.33%) Angular 2
5 1 (2.33%) Backbone.js
5 1 (2.33%) COM
5 1 (2.33%) CSS
5 1 (2.33%) Entity Framework
5 1 (2.33%) HTML
5 1 (2.33%) jQuery
5 1 (2.33%) KnockoutJS
5 1 (2.33%) RESTful
5 1 (2.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.30%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.33%) Driving Licence
2 1 (2.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (2.33%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.98%) Windows
2 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (25.58%) CRM
2 9 (20.93%) Service Delivery
3 8 (18.60%) Problem-Solving
4 5 (11.63%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (11.63%) Change Management
5 4 (9.30%) ERP
5 4 (9.30%) Process Improvement
5 4 (9.30%) Software Delivery
5 4 (9.30%) Technical Analysis
6 3 (6.98%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (4.65%) Business Analysis
7 2 (4.65%) ITIL
7 2 (4.65%) Line Management
7 2 (4.65%) MVC
7 2 (4.65%) PRINCE2
7 2 (4.65%) Project Management
7 2 (4.65%) SDLC
8 1 (2.33%) Continuous Delivery
8 1 (2.33%) CQRS
8 1 (2.33%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 8 (18.60%) C#
2 4 (9.30%) SQL
3 3 (6.98%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (4.65%) PMP
2 1 (2.33%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (2.33%) CCNA
2 1 (2.33%) CCVP
2 1 (2.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.33%) DBS Check
2 1 (2.33%) MCSE
2 1 (2.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.63%) SLA
2 2 (4.65%) IFRS
2 2 (4.65%) PMO
3 1 (2.33%) QA
System Software
1 6 (13.95%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.98%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (6.98%) XenApp
3 2 (4.65%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 7 (16.28%) Meraki
2 6 (13.95%) Cisco
2 6 (13.95%) Hyperion
2 6 (13.95%) IFS
2 6 (13.95%) Oracle
3 4 (9.30%) VMware
4 3 (6.98%) Citrix
4 3 (6.98%) CommVault
4 3 (6.98%) SolarWinds
5 1 (2.33%) Cognos
5 1 (2.33%) SAP