Period
to 26 February 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 26 February 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
26 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 27 39 47
Rank change year-on-year +12 +8 -4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 7 4 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in County Antrim 2.61% 1.27% 2.85%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.73% 7.41% 19.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 2
County Antrim median daily rate £335 £325 £170
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.08% +91.18% -38.18%
10th Percentile £195 £313 £106
90th Percentile £353 £338 £234
Northern Ireland median daily rate £335 £325 £170
% change year-on-year +3.08% +91.18% -38.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
County Antrim median hourly rate - - £15.25
Northern Ireland median hourly rate - - £15.25

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 54 68
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in County Antrim 20.52% 17.20% 14.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 27 39
County Antrim median daily rate £335 £412 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.69% -0.72% +20.64%
10th Percentile £155 £346 £127
90th Percentile £453 £467 £650
Northern Ireland median daily rate £335 £412 £415
% change year-on-year -18.69% -0.72% +19.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
County Antrim median hourly rate £13.19 £12.75 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.41% -16.39% +23.58%
10th Percentile £10.72 £9.93 £13.03
90th Percentile £15.60 £15.38 £18.08
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £13.19 £16.00 £15.25
% change year-on-year -17.59% +4.92% +20.70%

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 Daily Rate Histogram in County Antrim

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in County Antrim over the 6 months to 26 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 26 February 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 +13 7 £335 +3.08% 3
Microsoft Certification
Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (57.14%) ITIL
2 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 4 (57.14%) Citrix
2 4 (57.14%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (57.14%) Incident Management
2 4 (57.14%) Virtual Desktop
3 3 (42.86%) vCenter Server
3 3 (42.86%) PlateSpin
3 3 (42.86%) SC Cleared
3 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
3 3 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (42.86%) vCloud
3 3 (42.86%) Mobile App
3 3 (42.86%) Data Centre
3 3 (42.86%) Windows Server
3 3 (42.86%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (42.86%) Blackberry
3 3 (42.86%) Migration
3 3 (42.86%) VMware
3 3 (42.86%) SAN
3 3 (42.86%) Windows
3 3 (42.86%) Sun
4 1 (14.29%) Reuters
4 1 (14.29%) Bloomberg
4 1 (14.29%) Banking
4 1 (14.29%) Investment Banking
4 1 (14.29%) Finance
4 1 (14.29%) Statistics
4 1 (14.29%) ION MarketView

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:

Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) ION MarketView
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) SAN
General
1 1 (14.29%) Banking
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
1 1 (14.29%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Migration Engineer
1 3 (42.86%) Service Desk Specialist
1 3 (42.86%) Wintel Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Blackberry
1 3 (42.86%) Data Centre
1 3 (42.86%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Windows
1 3 (42.86%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Incident Management
1 4 (57.14%) ITIL
2 3 (42.86%) Migration
3 1 (14.29%) Problem Management
3 1 (14.29%) Statistics
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (42.86%) SC Cleared
2 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
1 4 (57.14%) Virtual Desktop
2 3 (42.86%) vCloud
2 3 (42.86%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (57.14%) Citrix
3 3 (42.86%) PlateSpin
3 3 (42.86%) Sun
3 3 (42.86%) VMware
4 1 (14.29%) Bloomberg
4 1 (14.29%) Reuters