The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in County Antrim with a requirement for Microsoft Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 29 June 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.

Microsoft Certification
Northern Ireland / County Antrim
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 62 17 -
Rank change year-on-year -45 -  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 2 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in County Antrim 0.59% 1.12% -
As % of the Qualifications category 6.67% 3.57% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Median daily rate £250 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £330 £340
% change year-on-year -1.51% -2.94%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.76 £26.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year -21.66% +39.47%  

Microsoft Certification is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in County Antrim.

Academic & Professional Certification
County Antrim
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 30 28 16
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in County Antrim 8.90% 31.46% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 28 42
Median daily rate £390 £315 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.80% -38.53%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £272 £463
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £613 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Median hourly rate - £17.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +16.07% +24.44%  

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in County Antrim

Job postings citing Microsoft Certification as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in County Antrim.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Certification in County Antrim

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in County Antrim

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification in County Antrim.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Certification in County Antrim

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in County Antrim

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in County Antrim.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Certification in County Antrim

Microsoft Certification
Contract Job Locations in County Antrim

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the County Antrim region over the 3 months to 29 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Belfast -42 2 £250 -
Microsoft Certification
Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 29 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification 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 County Antrim region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (85.71%) SQL
2 6 (85.71%) SQL Server
2 6 (85.71%) MCP
3 4 (57.14%) MCDBA
4 3 (42.86%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (42.86%) SCOM
4 3 (42.86%) PowerShell
4 3 (42.86%) Service Management
4 3 (42.86%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (42.86%) Web Services
4 3 (42.86%) ITIL
4 3 (42.86%) T-SQL
4 3 (42.86%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (42.86%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (28.57%) Hyper-V
5 2 (28.57%) XenApp
5 2 (28.57%) NetScaler
5 2 (28.57%) Windows
5 2 (28.57%) MCSE
5 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
5 2 (28.57%) DHCP
5 2 (28.57%) DNS
5 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
5 2 (28.57%) HP
5 2 (28.57%) Dell
5 2 (28.57%) Citrix
5 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (28.57%) McAfee

Microsoft Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in County Antrim 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 3 (42.86%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
3 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) DHCP
1 2 (28.57%) DNS
1 2 (28.57%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (85.71%) SQL Server
2 3 (42.86%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (42.86%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (42.86%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2000
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) DBA
1 4 (57.14%) SQL DBA
2 3 (42.86%) Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) SQL Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) SQL Support Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Support Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Developer
4 1 (14.29%) SharePoint Developer
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) Web Services
2 1 (14.29%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
1 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) ITIL
1 3 (42.86%) Service Management
2 1 (14.29%) Database Mirroring
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) SQL
2 3 (42.86%) PowerShell
2 3 (42.86%) T-SQL
3 1 (14.29%) C#
3 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (85.71%) MCP
2 4 (57.14%) MCDBA
3 2 (28.57%) MCSE
4 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
4 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
1 2 (28.57%) Hyper-V
1 2 (28.57%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) SCOM
2 2 (28.57%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) Citrix
2 2 (28.57%) Dell
2 2 (28.57%) Forcepoint
2 2 (28.57%) HP
2 2 (28.57%) McAfee
2 2 (28.57%) Sophos