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 3 months to 26 April 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
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 27 1 6
Rank change year-on-year -26 +5  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 17 22 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 8.13% 26.51% 20.19%
As % of the Vendors category 18.48% 55.00% 35.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 11 9
Median daily rate £275 £350 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.42% +75.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £109 £132
10% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £500 £270
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £368 £350
% change year-on-year -4.89% +5.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Median hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -54.68%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year - -3.22%  

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 92 40 60
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Belfast 44.02% 48.19% 57.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 15 29
Median daily rate £326 £400 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.50% +77.77%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £111 £121
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £525 £453
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.89% +2.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Median hourly rate £18.06 £14.50 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.51% -54.68%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -13.15% +8.57%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Belfast

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Belfast citing Microsoft as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

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 3 months to 26 April 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 26 April 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 18 (40.91%) Microsoft Office
1 18 (40.91%) Windows
2 14 (31.82%) Finance
3 12 (27.27%) C#
3 12 (27.27%) SQL
3 12 (27.27%) .NET
4 11 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 11 (25.00%) CRM
4 11 (25.00%) Active Directory
5 10 (22.73%) HTML
5 10 (22.73%) ASP.NET
5 10 (22.73%) CSS
5 10 (22.73%) Web Services
5 10 (22.73%) Windows Server
6 9 (20.45%) MS Exchange
7 8 (18.18%) jQuery
8 7 (15.91%) WCF
8 7 (15.91%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (15.91%) JSON
8 7 (15.91%) HTML5
8 7 (15.91%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 7 (15.91%) ASP.NET Web API
8 7 (15.91%) User Experience
8 7 (15.91%) Siebel
8 7 (15.91%) XML
8 7 (15.91%) SQL Server
8 7 (15.91%) MVC
9 6 (13.64%) AngularJS
10 5 (11.36%) Software Delivery
10 5 (11.36%) PMO

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 9 (20.45%) MS Exchange
2 3 (6.82%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (4.55%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.27%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (2.27%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (2.27%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (2.27%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 18 (40.91%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (11.36%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (11.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 5 (11.36%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (6.82%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.27%) Mimecast
1 1 (2.27%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.27%) Cisco IPT
1 1 (2.27%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (15.91%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (4.55%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.27%) MSI
General
1 14 (31.82%) Finance
2 4 (9.09%) Banking
3 1 (2.27%) Advertising
3 1 (2.27%) Multimedia
3 1 (2.27%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (31.82%) Developer
2 13 (29.55%) Analyst
3 12 (27.27%) IT Support
4 8 (18.18%) Support Officer
5 7 (15.91%) .NET Developer
5 7 (15.91%) Support Analyst
5 7 (15.91%) UI Developer
6 6 (13.64%) Angular Developer
7 5 (11.36%) Business Analyst
8 4 (9.09%) C# Developer
8 4 (9.09%) DBA
8 4 (9.09%) SQL DBA
9 3 (6.82%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 3 (6.82%) IT Engineer
9 3 (6.82%) SQL Analyst
9 3 (6.82%) SQL Support Analyst
10 2 (4.55%) C# .NET Developer
10 2 (4.55%) Infrastructure Support
10 2 (4.55%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
10 2 (4.55%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (27.27%) .NET
2 10 (22.73%) ASP.NET
2 10 (22.73%) CSS
2 10 (22.73%) HTML
2 10 (22.73%) Web Services
3 8 (18.18%) jQuery
4 7 (15.91%) ASP.NET Web API
4 7 (15.91%) HTML5
4 7 (15.91%) JSON
4 7 (15.91%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 7 (15.91%) WCF
4 7 (15.91%) XML
5 6 (13.64%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.91%) User Experience
2 5 (11.36%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.55%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.27%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.27%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.27%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 18 (40.91%) Windows
2 10 (22.73%) Windows Server
3 2 (4.55%) Windows 2000
3 2 (4.55%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (25.00%) CRM
2 7 (15.91%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (15.91%) MVC
3 5 (11.36%) Budgeting and Forecasting
3 5 (11.36%) PRINCE2
3 5 (11.36%) Project Management
3 5 (11.36%) Requirements Analysis
3 5 (11.36%) Software Delivery
4 4 (9.09%) Service Management
5 3 (6.82%) Change Management
5 3 (6.82%) ITIL
6 2 (4.55%) Migration
6 2 (4.55%) Software Testing
6 2 (4.55%) Technical Analysis
7 1 (2.27%) Database Mirroring
7 1 (2.27%) Email Management
7 1 (2.27%) Network Management
7 1 (2.27%) Office Automation
7 1 (2.27%) Service Design
7 1 (2.27%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 12 (27.27%) C#
1 12 (27.27%) SQL
2 11 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 5 (11.36%) PL/SQL
4 4 (9.09%) PowerShell
5 3 (6.82%) T-SQL
6 2 (4.55%) C
7 1 (2.27%) VB
7 1 (2.27%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (11.36%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (11.36%) PMP
2 4 (9.09%) MCDBA
2 4 (9.09%) MCP
3 2 (4.55%) HND
4 1 (2.27%) Degree
4 1 (2.27%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.27%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.36%) PMO
2 2 (4.55%) QA
System Software
1 11 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.27%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 4 (9.09%) SCOM
2 1 (2.27%) MIMEsweeper
2 1 (2.27%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (2.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (2.27%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 7 (15.91%) Siebel
2 4 (9.09%) Oracle
3 1 (2.27%) CA
3 1 (2.27%) Cisco
3 1 (2.27%) Clearswift
3 1 (2.27%) Symantec
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