Period
to 9 August 2020

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 6 months to 9 August 2020 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
6 months to
9 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 29 43 42
Rank change year-on-year +14 -1 +29
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 5 3 6
As % of all contract jobs advertised in County Antrim 2.78% 0.72% 1.72%
As % of the Qualifications category 17.24% 4.35% 12.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 3
Median daily rate £160 £150 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -53.85% +18.18%
10th Percentile £155 £143 £263
90th Percentile £165 £168 £338
Northern Ireland median daily rate £160 £150 £325
% change year-on-year +6.67% -53.85% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £13.50
Northern Ireland median hourly rate - - £13.50

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 contract job vacancies advertised in County Antrim with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
County Antrim
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 29 69 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in County Antrim 16.11% 16.51% 13.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 39 21
Median daily rate £375 £338 £432
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -21.78% +7.88%
10th Percentile £155 £131 £278
90th Percentile £477 £540 £500
Northern Ireland median daily rate £383 £338 £432
% change year-on-year +13.33% -21.78% +6.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 9
Median hourly rate - £13.13 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -66.77% +82.79%
Median hourly rate - £13.13 £39.50
% change year-on-year - -66.77% +82.79%

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in County Antrim

Job postings citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Microsoft Certification in County Antrim.

Daily rate trend for Microsoft Certification in County Antrim

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in County Antrim

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Microsoft Certification in County Antrim.

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 6 months to 9 August 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Belfast +15 5 £160 +6.67% 1
Microsoft Certification
Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 9 August 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification 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 County Antrim region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Office
1 5 (100.00%) ITIL
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 5 (100.00%) Citrix
1 5 (100.00%) ITIL Certification
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 5 (100.00%) Banking
1 5 (100.00%) Investment Banking
1 5 (100.00%) Incident Management
2 4 (80.00%) ION MarketView
2 4 (80.00%) Windows 7
2 4 (80.00%) Mobile App
2 4 (80.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (80.00%) People Management
2 4 (80.00%) Virtual Desktop
2 4 (80.00%) Sun
2 4 (80.00%) Front Office
2 4 (80.00%) Reuters
2 4 (80.00%) Bloomberg
2 4 (80.00%) Blackberry
2 4 (80.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (20.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (20.00%) C
3 1 (20.00%) Windows 10
3 1 (20.00%) Mac OS

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 4 (80.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (80.00%) ION MarketView
General
1 5 (100.00%) Banking
1 5 (100.00%) Investment Banking
2 4 (80.00%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Analyst
2 4 (80.00%) Desktop Analyst
2 4 (80.00%) Desktop Support
2 4 (80.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
2 4 (80.00%) Support Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Banking Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Service Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Service Desk Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (80.00%) Blackberry
1 4 (80.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (80.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (20.00%) Mac OS
3 1 (20.00%) Windows 10
3 1 (20.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Incident Management
1 5 (100.00%) ITIL
2 4 (80.00%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 5 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (80.00%) Virtual Desktop
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Citrix
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (80.00%) Bloomberg
2 4 (80.00%) Reuters
2 4 (80.00%) Sun