Period
to 22 October 2018

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 22 October 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.

Microsoft Certification
Northern Ireland > County Antrim
6 months to
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 43 82 35
Rank change year-on-year +39 -47 -10
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 6 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in County Antrim 1.78% 0.48% 1.69%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.91% 4.41% 5.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 1
County Antrim median daily rate £325 £250 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.00% +42.86% -
10th Percentile £313 £122 £138
90th Percentile £338 £250 £213
Northern Ireland median daily rate £325 £250 £175
% change year-on-year +30.00% +42.86% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
County Antrim median hourly rate - - -
Northern Ireland median hourly rate - - £23.50

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 55 68 74
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in County Antrim 16.32% 10.90% 31.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 54 48
County Antrim median daily rate £412 £450 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.44% +36.36% +10.00%
10th Percentile £313 £250 £274
90th Percentile £500 £650 £425
Northern Ireland median daily rate £412 £435 £330
% change year-on-year -5.29% +31.82% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 0 8
County Antrim median hourly rate £39.50 - £15.00
10th Percentile £16.05 - £10.00
90th Percentile £40.10 - £21.60
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £39.50 - £17.00

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 6 months to 22 October 2018. 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 +42 6 £325 +30.00% 1
Microsoft Certification
Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 22 October 2018, 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 (83.33%) MCSE
1 5 (83.33%) Cisco
1 5 (83.33%) CCNA
1 5 (83.33%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (83.33%) Problem Management
1 5 (83.33%) Security Cleared
1 5 (83.33%) Ticket Management
1 5 (83.33%) Proactive Monitoring
1 5 (83.33%) Proactive Management
2 4 (66.67%) Network Management
2 4 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (66.67%) VMware
3 3 (50.00%) Telecoms
3 3 (50.00%) CCNP
3 3 (50.00%) Linux
4 2 (33.33%) Change Management
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 2 (33.33%) CCVP
5 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (16.67%) Scrum
5 1 (16.67%) Release Management
5 1 (16.67%) Unit Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
5 1 (16.67%) Degree
5 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
5 1 (16.67%) Blog
5 1 (16.67%) Podcast
5 1 (16.67%) WCF
5 1 (16.67%) WPF
5 1 (16.67%) Active Directory

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 1 (16.67%) Office Communications Server
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Relational Database
General
1 3 (50.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) NOC Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) .NET Software Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) C# Software Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Data Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
1 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET
1 1 (16.67%) WCF
1 1 (16.67%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Blog
1 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
1 1 (16.67%) Podcast
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Proactive Management
1 5 (83.33%) Proactive Monitoring
1 5 (83.33%) Problem Management
1 5 (83.33%) Ticket Management
2 4 (66.67%) Network Management
3 2 (33.33%) Change Management
4 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (16.67%) OO
4 1 (16.67%) OOD
4 1 (16.67%) Open Source
4 1 (16.67%) Release Management
4 1 (16.67%) Scrum
4 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
4 1 (16.67%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) C#
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (83.33%) CCNA
1 5 (83.33%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (83.33%) MCSE
1 5 (83.33%) Security Cleared
2 3 (50.00%) CCNP
3 2 (33.33%) CCVP
4 1 (16.67%) Degree
System Software
1 4 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Cisco
2 4 (66.67%) VMware
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft