Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland with a requirement for Microsoft Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered 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.

Microsoft Certification
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 77 32 26
Rank change year-on-year -45 -6 +7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 4 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 0.65% 2.32% 1.44%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.26% 7.53% 5.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 0
Northern Ireland median daily rate £250 £175 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +42.86% - -
UK median daily rate £333 £330 £325
% change year-on-year +0.76% +1.54% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Northern Ireland median hourly rate - £23.50 -
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £21.15 £17.00
% change year-on-year -24.33% +24.38% +1.98%

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 Northern Ireland with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Northern Ireland
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 76 93 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 12.30% 30.79% 25.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 62 17
Northern Ireland median daily rate £423 £333 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.88% +11.00% -6.25%
10th Percentile £264 £205 £163
90th Percentile £650 £420 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 14 3
Northern Ireland median hourly rate - £13.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -14.75% -5.63%
UK median hourly rate £25.69 £25.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year -0.23% +3.00% +31.58%

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

Job postings citing Microsoft Certification as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Certification in Northern Ireland

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Northern Ireland.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Certification in Northern Ireland

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Northern Ireland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Northern Ireland over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Certification in Northern Ireland

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Northern Ireland.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Certification in Northern Ireland

Microsoft Certification
Contract Job Locations in Northern Ireland

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 Northern Ireland 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
County Antrim -42 4 £250 +42.86% 2
Microsoft Certification
UK

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification 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 Northern Ireland region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) MCP
2 3 (75.00%) Windows
3 2 (50.00%) MCSE
3 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (50.00%) SQL
3 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (50.00%) DHCP
3 2 (50.00%) DNS
3 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (50.00%) HP
3 2 (50.00%) Dell
3 2 (50.00%) Citrix
3 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2000
3 2 (50.00%) McAfee
3 2 (50.00%) Sophos
3 2 (50.00%) Forcepoint
3 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (50.00%) SCCM
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (50.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (50.00%) XenApp
3 2 (50.00%) NetScaler
3 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (25.00%) Cisco PIX
4 1 (25.00%) Polycom
4 1 (25.00%) Cisco ASA

Microsoft Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northern Ireland 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 (50.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) DHCP
1 2 (50.00%) DNS
1 2 (50.00%) NetScaler
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco PIX
2 1 (25.00%) Firewall
2 1 (25.00%) IP Telephony
2 1 (25.00%) LAN
2 1 (25.00%) WAN
2 1 (25.00%) Wireless
2 1 (25.00%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2000
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 1 (25.00%) Banking
1 1 (25.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Field Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Field Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Service Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Incident Management
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL
1 1 (25.00%) Problem Management
1 1 (25.00%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) MCP
2 2 (50.00%) MCSE
3 1 (25.00%) CCNA
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (50.00%) Hyper-V
1 2 (50.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) Citrix
2 2 (50.00%) Dell
2 2 (50.00%) Forcepoint
2 2 (50.00%) HP
2 2 (50.00%) McAfee
2 2 (50.00%) Sophos
3 1 (25.00%) Avaya
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco
3 1 (25.00%) Polycom