Period
to 17 July 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 17 July 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
17 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 10 15 29
Rank change year-on-year +5 +14 -25
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 45 49 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 11.19% 12.73% 9.51%
As % of the Vendors category 24.59% 31.41% 22.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 17 34
Belfast median daily rate £325 £375 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.33% +36.36% -21.43%
10th Percentile £153 £63 £257
90th Percentile £498 £588 £390
County Antrim median daily rate £325 £375 £275
% change year-on-year -13.33% +36.36% -21.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 5
Belfast median hourly rate £14.90 £14.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.43% -3.45% -15.94%
10th Percentile £9.57 £11.00 £12.55
90th Percentile £73.07 £18.88 £20.15
County Antrim median hourly rate £13.65 £13.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year +1.09% -6.90% -15.94%

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 183 156 227
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 45.52% 40.52% 43.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 106 181
Belfast median daily rate £400 £431 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.19% +7.75% +26.98%
10th Percentile £183 £256 £260
90th Percentile £588 £550 £469
County Antrim median daily rate £400 £431 £400
% change year-on-year -7.19% +7.75% +26.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 6
Belfast median hourly rate £15.79 £14.00 £14.53
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.79% -3.65% -15.77%
10th Percentile £10.10 £11.00 £12.69
90th Percentile £72.55 £18.88 £22.68
County Antrim median hourly rate £15.35 £13.50 £14.53
% change year-on-year +13.67% -7.09% -15.77%

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 17 July 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 17 July 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft in Belfast

For the 6 months to 17 July 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 17 (37.78%) SQL Server
2 13 (28.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (26.67%) .NET
4 11 (24.44%) Microsoft Excel
5 10 (22.22%) SQL
5 10 (22.22%) T-SQL
5 10 (22.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 10 (22.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (22.22%) SQL Server 2012
6 9 (20.00%) Customer Requirements
6 9 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
6 9 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
7 8 (17.78%) Data Modelling
7 8 (17.78%) Windows
7 8 (17.78%) Microsoft Office
7 8 (17.78%) Web Services
7 8 (17.78%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (17.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 8 (17.78%) Git (software)
7 8 (17.78%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (15.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 7 (15.56%) Problem-Solving
8 7 (15.56%) ITIL
8 7 (15.56%) OO
9 6 (13.33%) CSS
9 6 (13.33%) C#
9 6 (13.33%) HTML
9 6 (13.33%) Star Schema
9 6 (13.33%) Finance
9 6 (13.33%) Kimball Methodology

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 5 (11.11%) IIS
1 5 (11.11%) OpenStack
2 3 (6.67%) ArcGIS
2 3 (6.67%) MS Exchange
3 2 (4.44%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (24.44%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (17.78%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (15.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 13 (28.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (6.67%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (6.67%) Office 365
3 3 (6.67%) PaaS
3 3 (6.67%) SaaS
4 2 (4.44%) Slack
5 1 (2.22%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.11%) DHCP
1 5 (11.11%) DNS
2 3 (6.67%) Firewall
2 3 (6.67%) LAN
3 2 (4.44%) BGP
3 2 (4.44%) Cisco IPT
3 2 (4.44%) DDNS
3 2 (4.44%) DSL
3 2 (4.44%) Ethernet
3 2 (4.44%) IP Telephony
3 2 (4.44%) IPsec
3 2 (4.44%) ISDN
3 2 (4.44%) MPLS
3 2 (4.44%) NetScaler
3 2 (4.44%) OSPF
3 2 (4.44%) SAN
3 2 (4.44%) SSL
3 2 (4.44%) TACACS
3 2 (4.44%) WAN
3 2 (4.44%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (37.78%) SQL Server
2 10 (22.22%) SQL Server 2012
2 10 (22.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 10 (22.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 9 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (17.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 6 (13.33%) QlikView
5 6 (13.33%) Star Schema
6 5 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (6.67%) Geospatial Data
7 3 (6.67%) GIS
7 3 (6.67%) SQL Server 2000
7 3 (6.67%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (4.44%) Oracle Database
8 2 (4.44%) Oracle Database 12c
8 2 (4.44%) Spatial Data
9 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (2.22%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (2.22%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 8 (17.78%) Git (software)
1 8 (17.78%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (11.11%) Gradle
2 5 (11.11%) Jenkins
2 5 (11.11%) Maven
3 2 (4.44%) JIRA
3 2 (4.44%) Oracle Forms
3 2 (4.44%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.22%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (2.22%) TeamCity
General
1 6 (13.33%) Finance
2 5 (11.11%) Banking
3 3 (6.67%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.22%) Advertising
4 1 (2.22%) International Banking
4 1 (2.22%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (35.56%) Developer
2 6 (13.33%) Analyst
2 6 (13.33%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 5 (11.11%) .NET Developer
4 4 (8.89%) Java Developer
4 4 (8.89%) Senior Developer
5 3 (6.67%) Consultant
5 3 (6.67%) Data Analyst
5 3 (6.67%) Java Engineer
5 3 (6.67%) Problem Manager
5 3 (6.67%) Senior Java Developer
5 3 (6.67%) Senior Java Engineer
5 3 (6.67%) Support Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) Architect
6 2 (4.44%) GIS Consultant
6 2 (4.44%) IP Network Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) Juniper Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) Network Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) QlikView Developer
6 2 (4.44%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (26.67%) .NET
2 8 (17.78%) Web Services
3 6 (13.33%) CSS
3 6 (13.33%) HTML
4 5 (11.11%) Spring
5 4 (8.89%) .NET Framework
5 4 (8.89%) HTML5
6 3 (6.67%) AngularJS
6 3 (6.67%) ASP.NET
6 3 (6.67%) ASP.NET Core
6 3 (6.67%) ASP.NET Web API
6 3 (6.67%) CSS3
6 3 (6.67%) Entity Framework
6 3 (6.67%) jQuery
6 3 (6.67%) KnockoutJS
7 2 (4.44%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 2 (4.44%) REST
8 1 (2.22%) COM
8 1 (2.22%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.89%) Management Information System
2 3 (6.67%) Mobile App
3 2 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.44%) CCTV
3 2 (4.44%) Data Centre
3 2 (4.44%) PKI
4 1 (2.22%) AS400
4 1 (2.22%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.22%) Data Structures
4 1 (2.22%) iPad
4 1 (2.22%) Reference Data
4 1 (2.22%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 8 (17.78%) Windows
2 3 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (4.44%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.22%) Mac OS
4 1 (2.22%) Windows 10
4 1 (2.22%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
1 9 (20.00%) Customer Requirements
2 8 (17.78%) Data Modelling
2 8 (17.78%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (15.56%) ITIL
3 7 (15.56%) OO
3 7 (15.56%) Problem-Solving
4 6 (13.33%) Kimball Methodology
5 5 (11.11%) API Design
5 5 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (11.11%) Data Management
5 5 (11.11%) Infrastructure Management
5 5 (11.11%) Microservices
5 5 (11.11%) OOD
5 5 (11.11%) TDD
5 5 (11.11%) Test Scripting
6 4 (8.89%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (8.89%) Change Management
6 4 (8.89%) Data Analysis
6 4 (8.89%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (22.22%) SQL
1 10 (22.22%) T-SQL
2 6 (13.33%) C#
3 5 (11.11%) Java
4 4 (8.89%) JavaScript
5 3 (6.67%) PL/SQL
6 2 (4.44%) Python
7 1 (2.22%) PowerShell
7 1 (2.22%) RPG
Qualifications
1 6 (13.33%) Degree
2 5 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (6.67%) CCNA
3 3 (6.67%) Security Cleared
4 2 (4.44%) CCIE
4 2 (4.44%) CCNP
4 2 (4.44%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (4.44%) Master's Degree
5 1 (2.22%) CISA
5 1 (2.22%) CISSP
5 1 (2.22%) HND
5 1 (2.22%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.22%) PMI Certification
5 1 (2.22%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.67%) Data Quality
2 2 (4.44%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (2.22%) PMO
3 1 (2.22%) QA
System Software
1 5 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 4 (8.89%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (4.44%) Virtual Desktop
3 2 (4.44%) XenApp
4 1 (2.22%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (4.44%) Cisco Prime
1 2 (4.44%) SCCM
1 2 (4.44%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 5 (11.11%) Cisco
2 3 (6.67%) Citrix
2 3 (6.67%) ESRI
3 2 (4.44%) Apple
3 2 (4.44%) Barracuda Networks
3 2 (4.44%) F5
3 2 (4.44%) HP
3 2 (4.44%) IBM
3 2 (4.44%) Juniper
3 2 (4.44%) Oracle
3 2 (4.44%) Palo Alto
3 2 (4.44%) SolarWinds
4 1 (2.22%) Bloomberg
4 1 (2.22%) BT
4 1 (2.22%) Dell
4 1 (2.22%) Forcepoint
4 1 (2.22%) Peregrine
4 1 (2.22%) Remedy
4 1 (2.22%) Reuters
4 1 (2.22%) VMware