Period
to 14 December 2018

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 14 December 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
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 42 76 36
Rank change year-on-year +34 -40 -13
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 6 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 1.53% 0.52% 2.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.00% 4.17% 7.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 3
Northern Ireland median daily rate £325 £170 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +91.18% -2.86% -
10th Percentile £313 £106 £138
90th Percentile £338 £234 £213
UK median daily rate £375 £325 £330
% change year-on-year +15.38% -1.52% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Northern Ireland median hourly rate - - £23.50
UK median hourly rate £17.46 £15.17 £21.00
% change year-on-year +15.06% -27.76% +23.53%

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 75 72 90
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 19.08% 12.48% 28.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 58 63
Northern Ireland median daily rate £412 £423 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.49% +24.26% +61.90%
10th Percentile £327 £261 £213
90th Percentile £500 £650 £424
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 0 11
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £37.25 - £13.00
10th Percentile £15.33 - £10.00
90th Percentile £40.05 - £23.75
UK median hourly rate £26.50 £25.60 £25.88
% change year-on-year +3.54% -1.08% +3.50%

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 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 14 December 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
County Antrim +37 6 £325 +91.18% 2
Microsoft Certification
UK

For the 6 months to 14 December 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 Northern Ireland 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%) Ticket Management
1 5 (83.33%) Security Cleared
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%) Linux
3 3 (50.00%) CCNP
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%) TDD
5 1 (16.67%) Legal
5 1 (16.67%) Scrum
5 1 (16.67%) .NET Framework
5 1 (16.67%) TeamCity
5 1 (16.67%) Domain-Driven Design
5 1 (16.67%) RESTful
5 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (16.67%) jQuery

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 1 (16.67%) Office Communications Server
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Cosmos DB
1 1 (16.67%) NoSQL
1 1 (16.67%) RDBMS
1 1 (16.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Octopus Deploy
1 1 (16.67%) TeamCity
General
1 3 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (16.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) NOC Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) .NET Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Data Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
1 1 (16.67%) .NET Framework
1 1 (16.67%) Angular 2
1 1 (16.67%) AngularJS
1 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET
1 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (16.67%) Backbone.js
1 1 (16.67%) CSS
1 1 (16.67%) Entity Framework
1 1 (16.67%) HTML
1 1 (16.67%) jQuery
1 1 (16.67%) KnockoutJS
1 1 (16.67%) RESTful
1 1 (16.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 1 (16.67%) Web Services
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%) Continuous Delivery
4 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (16.67%) CQRS
4 1 (16.67%) DevOps
4 1 (16.67%) Domain-Driven Design
4 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
4 1 (16.67%) MVC
4 1 (16.67%) Scrum
4 1 (16.67%) SDLC
4 1 (16.67%) System Testing
4 1 (16.67%) TDD
4 1 (16.67%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) C#
1 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
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
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