Period
to 9 April 2020

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in County Antrim 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 6 months to 9 April 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within the Microsoft Corporation.

Microsoft
Northern Ireland > County Antrim
6 months to
9 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 7 9 11
Rank change year-on-year +2 +2 +7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 32 42 65
As % of all contract jobs advertised in County Antrim 13.33% 12.32% 15.26%
As % of the Vendors category 35.96% 28.38% 34.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 20 24
Median daily rate £335 £325 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.08% -12.75% +14.62%
10th Percentile £134 £181 £115
90th Percentile £475 £400 £588
Northern Ireland median daily rate £275 £325 £388
% change year-on-year -15.38% -16.13% +19.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 8
Median hourly rate £13.52 £25.56 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -47.11% +89.30% +12.50%
10th Percentile £10.86 £13.25 £10.85
90th Percentile £19.25 £34.50 £16.75
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £13.11 £18.11 £13.50
% change year-on-year -27.61% +34.15% +12.50%

Microsoft is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in County Antrim.

All Vendors
County Antrim
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 89 148 189
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in County Antrim 37.08% 43.40% 44.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 64 121
Median daily rate £425 £350 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.43% -18.60% +22.86%
10th Percentile £143 £169 £265
90th Percentile £518 £487 £538
Northern Ireland median daily rate £425 £373 £430
% change year-on-year +14.09% -13.37% +22.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 8
Median hourly rate £13.92 £18.11 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.14% +34.15% +12.50%
10th Percentile £10.96 £11.04 £10.85
90th Percentile £19.35 £74.90 £16.75
Median hourly rate £13.52 £44.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year -69.63% +229.63% +12.50%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in County Antrim

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in County Antrim

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in County Antrim

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

Daily rate trend for Microsoft in County Antrim

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in County Antrim

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Microsoft in County Antrim over the 6 months to 9 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Microsoft in County Antrim

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in County Antrim

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

Hourly rate trend for Microsoft in County Antrim

Microsoft
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 within the County Antrim region over the 6 months to 9 April 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 +1 31 £335 +3.08% 10
Microsoft
Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 9 April 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft 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.

1 16 (50.00%) Windows
2 8 (25.00%) Windows 10
3 7 (21.88%) Active Directory
4 6 (18.75%) LAN
4 6 (18.75%) Windows 7
5 5 (15.63%) Microsoft Excel
5 5 (15.63%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (15.63%) VMware
6 4 (12.50%) Migration
6 4 (12.50%) Finance
6 4 (12.50%) Citrix
6 4 (12.50%) SQL
6 4 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (12.50%) Driving Licence
6 4 (12.50%) Public Sector
7 3 (9.38%) Windows Server
7 3 (9.38%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (9.38%) Break/Fix
7 3 (9.38%) Mobile App
7 3 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (9.38%) Marketing
7 3 (9.38%) Incident Management
7 3 (9.38%) Azure
7 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Office
7 3 (9.38%) ITIL
7 3 (9.38%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (9.38%) Blackberry
8 2 (6.25%) Banking
8 2 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (6.25%) NHS

Microsoft
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 2 (6.25%) SharePoint
1 2 (6.25%) Skype for Business
2 1 (3.13%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (3.13%) OpenStack
Applications
1 5 (15.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (3.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.13%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.38%) Azure
2 2 (6.25%) Office 365
2 2 (6.25%) Power Platform
3 1 (3.13%) AWS
3 1 (3.13%) Azure Stack
3 1 (3.13%) Google Sheets
Communications & Networking
1 6 (18.75%) LAN
2 2 (6.25%) SAN
3 1 (3.13%) Skype
3 1 (3.13%) VoIP
3 1 (3.13%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.25%) Power BI
1 2 (6.25%) SQL Server
1 2 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (3.13%) Electronic Patient Records
2 1 (3.13%) QlikView
General
1 4 (12.50%) Finance
1 4 (12.50%) Public Sector
2 3 (9.38%) Marketing
3 2 (6.25%) Banking
4 1 (3.13%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.13%) Legal
4 1 (3.13%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.13%) Multimedia
4 1 (3.13%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (3.13%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 7 (21.88%) Analyst
2 6 (18.75%) Desktop Engineer
3 4 (12.50%) Data Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) Architect
4 3 (9.38%) Deployment Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Service Desk Specialist
5 2 (6.25%) Financial Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Migration Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) SQL Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) SQL Data Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Windows Deployment Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Windows Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Wintel Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 1 (3.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Project Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) Senior Infrastructure Consultant
6 1 (3.13%) Technical Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) VoIP Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.50%) Driving Licence
2 3 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (9.38%) Blackberry
2 3 (9.38%) Mobile App
3 2 (6.25%) Data Centre
3 2 (6.25%) NHS
4 1 (3.13%) e-Health
4 1 (3.13%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (3.13%) LIMS
4 1 (3.13%) PACS
Operating Systems
1 16 (50.00%) Windows
2 8 (25.00%) Windows 10
3 6 (18.75%) Windows 7
4 3 (9.38%) Windows Server
5 1 (3.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (12.50%) Migration
2 3 (9.38%) Break/Fix
2 3 (9.38%) Incident Management
2 3 (9.38%) ITIL
3 2 (6.25%) Budgeting and Forecasting
3 2 (6.25%) CRM
3 2 (6.25%) ETL
3 2 (6.25%) Financial Modelling
3 2 (6.25%) Marketing Strategy
3 2 (6.25%) Problem-Solving
4 1 (3.13%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (3.13%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (3.13%) Customer Engagement
4 1 (3.13%) Data Analysis
4 1 (3.13%) Data Management
4 1 (3.13%) ePrescribing
4 1 (3.13%) ERP
4 1 (3.13%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 1 (3.13%) Technical Leadership
4 1 (3.13%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.50%) SQL
2 2 (6.25%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (15.63%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (9.38%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (6.25%) SC Cleared
3 2 (6.25%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.13%) Degree
4 1 (3.13%) HNC
4 1 (3.13%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) Data Quality
1 1 (3.13%) HL7
System Software
1 7 (21.88%) Active Directory
2 4 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (9.38%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (6.25%) vCloud
4 2 (6.25%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (6.25%) SCCM
1 2 (6.25%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 5 (15.63%) VMware
2 4 (12.50%) Citrix
3 2 (6.25%) Avaya
3 2 (6.25%) IFS
3 2 (6.25%) PlateSpin
3 2 (6.25%) Sun
4 1 (3.13%) 3PAR
4 1 (3.13%) Bloomberg
4 1 (3.13%) BT
4 1 (3.13%) Cisco
4 1 (3.13%) Google
4 1 (3.13%) HP
4 1 (3.13%) MicroStrategy
4 1 (3.13%) Oracle
4 1 (3.13%) Reuters
4 1 (3.13%) Tableau