Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 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.

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
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 31 12 8
Rank change year-on-year -19 -4 +5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 55 30 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in County Antrim 9.40% 10.79% 15.75%
As % of the Vendors category 23.61% 22.39% 28.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 15 17
County Antrim median daily rate £338 £275 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.73% -12.00% -1.19%
10th Percentile £221 £133 £160
90th Percentile £421 £490 £375
Northern Ireland median daily rate £350 £275 £313
% change year-on-year +27.27% -12.00% -1.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 0
County Antrim median hourly rate £13.89 £13.67 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.59% - -
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £13.89 £13.67 -
% change year-on-year +1.59% - -

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 233 134 69
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in County Antrim 39.83% 48.20% 54.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 72 39
County Antrim median daily rate £413 £315 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.95% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £263 £123 £163
90th Percentile £490 £436 £378
Northern Ireland median daily rate £413 £315 £304
% change year-on-year +30.95% +3.70% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 13 0
County Antrim median hourly rate £13.89 £13.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.83% - -
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £13.89 £13.00 -
% change year-on-year +6.83% - -

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in County Antrim

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in County Antrim

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in County Antrim

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft in County Antrim

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in County Antrim

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in County Antrim over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft in County Antrim

Microsoft
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 in County Antrim.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in County Antrim

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in County Antrim

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in County Antrim over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 24 November 2017. 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 -19 55 £338 +22.73% 5
Microsoft
Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft 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.

1 19 (34.55%) Windows
2 16 (29.09%) Finance
2 16 (29.09%) SQL
3 15 (27.27%) Windows Server
4 14 (25.45%) Microsoft Office
5 13 (23.64%) CRM
6 10 (18.18%) MS Exchange
6 10 (18.18%) Active Directory
7 9 (16.36%) ITIL
7 9 (16.36%) SQL Server
7 9 (16.36%) Analytical Skills
7 9 (16.36%) Dynamics CRM
7 9 (16.36%) Microsoft Azure
8 8 (14.55%) .NET
8 8 (14.55%) C#
8 8 (14.55%) Banking
9 7 (12.73%) VMware
9 7 (12.73%) HTML
9 7 (12.73%) JavaScript
9 7 (12.73%) ASP.NET
9 7 (12.73%) VMware Infrastructure
9 7 (12.73%) Service Design
10 6 (10.91%) HTML5
10 6 (10.91%) CSS
10 6 (10.91%) Java
10 6 (10.91%) JBoss
10 6 (10.91%) Citrix
11 5 (9.09%) Web Services
11 5 (9.09%) WCF
11 5 (9.09%) ASP.NET Web API

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 10 (18.18%) MS Exchange
2 6 (10.91%) JBoss
3 4 (7.27%) SharePoint
4 3 (5.45%) Skype for Business
5 2 (3.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (3.64%) Office Communications Server
5 2 (3.64%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (3.64%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (3.64%) Tomcat
5 2 (3.64%) WebLogic
6 1 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.82%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 14 (25.45%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (5.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (5.45%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (5.45%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (16.36%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (16.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (5.45%) Office 365
3 2 (3.64%) Mimecast
4 1 (1.82%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.45%) Firewall
2 2 (3.64%) DHCP
2 2 (3.64%) DNS
2 2 (3.64%) NetScaler
3 1 (1.82%) Avaya Modular Messaging
3 1 (1.82%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (1.82%) Cisco PIX
3 1 (1.82%) IP Telephony
3 1 (1.82%) LAN
3 1 (1.82%) NAS
3 1 (1.82%) SAN
3 1 (1.82%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.82%) WAN
3 1 (1.82%) Wireless
3 1 (1.82%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (16.36%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.27%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (5.45%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (3.64%) Hadoop
4 2 (3.64%) Hazelcast
4 2 (3.64%) MongoDB
4 2 (3.64%) MySQL
4 2 (3.64%) NoSQL
4 2 (3.64%) Redis
4 2 (3.64%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (3.64%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.82%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (1.82%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (1.82%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.82%) MS Access
5 1 (1.82%) Power BI
5 1 (1.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (5.45%) Selenium
2 2 (3.64%) Ant
2 2 (3.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (3.64%) Cucumber
2 2 (3.64%) Eclipse
2 2 (3.64%) FitNesse
2 2 (3.64%) Git (software)
2 2 (3.64%) Gradle
2 2 (3.64%) Hudson
2 2 (3.64%) IntelliJ
2 2 (3.64%) JBehave
2 2 (3.64%) Jenkins
2 2 (3.64%) JMeter
2 2 (3.64%) JUnit
2 2 (3.64%) LoadUI
2 2 (3.64%) Maven
2 2 (3.64%) Mockito
2 2 (3.64%) NetBeans
2 2 (3.64%) SoapUI
2 2 (3.64%) TeamCity
General
1 16 (29.09%) Finance
2 8 (14.55%) Banking
3 3 (5.45%) Investment Banking
4 2 (3.64%) Advertising
4 2 (3.64%) Law
4 2 (3.64%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.82%) Legal
5 1 (1.82%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 17 (30.91%) Analyst
2 10 (18.18%) Developer
3 9 (16.36%) Administrator
4 7 (12.73%) Server Administrator
5 6 (10.91%) Server Engineer
6 5 (9.09%) Service Analyst
6 5 (9.09%) Service Desk Analyst
6 5 (9.09%) Support Analyst
7 4 (7.27%) Support Engineer
7 4 (7.27%) UI Developer
8 3 (5.45%) Applications Support
8 3 (5.45%) Applications Support Analyst
8 3 (5.45%) Banking Analyst
8 3 (5.45%) Business Analyst
8 3 (5.45%) Windows Administrator
8 3 (5.45%) Windows Server Administrator
9 2 (3.64%) 3rd Line Support
9 2 (3.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 2 (3.64%) Java Developer
9 2 (3.64%) Service Desk Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (14.55%) .NET
2 7 (12.73%) ASP.NET
2 7 (12.73%) HTML
3 6 (10.91%) CSS
3 6 (10.91%) HTML5
4 5 (9.09%) ASP.NET Web API
4 5 (9.09%) WCF
4 5 (9.09%) Web Services
5 4 (7.27%) AngularJS
5 4 (7.27%) jQuery
5 4 (7.27%) JSON
5 4 (7.27%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 4 (7.27%) XML
6 3 (5.45%) RESTful
7 2 (3.64%) iBATIS
7 2 (3.64%) Java EE
7 2 (3.64%) KnockoutJS
7 2 (3.64%) LESS
7 2 (3.64%) Sass
7 2 (3.64%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.36%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.27%) Equities
2 4 (7.27%) User Experience
3 3 (5.45%) Reference Data
4 2 (3.64%) Blackberry
4 2 (3.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.82%) Derivative
5 1 (1.82%) Fixed Income
5 1 (1.82%) Handset
5 1 (1.82%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 19 (34.55%) Windows
2 15 (27.27%) Windows Server
3 4 (7.27%) Linux
4 3 (5.45%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (3.64%) Unix
5 2 (3.64%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.82%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.82%) Windows Vista
6 1 (1.82%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (23.64%) CRM
2 9 (16.36%) ITIL
3 7 (12.73%) Service Design
4 4 (7.27%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (7.27%) Incident Management
4 4 (7.27%) MVC
4 4 (7.27%) Problem Management
4 4 (7.27%) Waterfall
5 3 (5.45%) Migration
5 3 (5.45%) Project Management
5 3 (5.45%) TDD
6 2 (3.64%) Change Control
6 2 (3.64%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (3.64%) Email Management
6 2 (3.64%) Front End Development
6 2 (3.64%) Integration Testing
6 2 (3.64%) Microservices
6 2 (3.64%) Open Source
6 2 (3.64%) Test Scripting
6 2 (3.64%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (29.09%) SQL
2 8 (14.55%) C#
3 7 (12.73%) JavaScript
4 6 (10.91%) Java
5 3 (5.45%) Bash Shell
5 3 (5.45%) Perl
5 3 (5.45%) PL/SQL
6 2 (3.64%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.82%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.82%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (7.27%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (5.45%) MCP
3 2 (3.64%) MCSE
3 2 (3.64%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.64%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.82%) CCNA
4 1 (1.82%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.82%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.64%) SLA
2 1 (1.82%) PMO
2 1 (1.82%) QA
System Software
1 10 (18.18%) Active Directory
2 7 (12.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (7.27%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (7.27%) vSphere
4 3 (5.45%) Hyper-V
5 2 (3.64%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (3.64%) MIMEsweeper
1 2 (3.64%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (3.64%) SCCM
1 2 (3.64%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
1 2 (3.64%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (1.82%) SCOM
Vendors
1 7 (12.73%) VMware
2 6 (10.91%) Citrix
3 4 (7.27%) NetApp
3 4 (7.27%) Siebel
3 4 (7.27%) Symantec
4 3 (5.45%) Cisco
4 3 (5.45%) Forcepoint
4 3 (5.45%) HP
4 3 (5.45%) Oracle
5 2 (3.64%) Altiris
5 2 (3.64%) Avaya
5 2 (3.64%) Clearswift
5 2 (3.64%) CommVault
5 2 (3.64%) Compuware
5 2 (3.64%) Dell
5 2 (3.64%) McAfee
5 2 (3.64%) SolarWinds
5 2 (3.64%) Sophos
6 1 (1.82%) CyberTech
6 1 (1.82%) Polycom