The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Belfast region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 19 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows
County Antrim / Belfast
Rank 10 13 2
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -11
Contract jobs citing Windows 28 9 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 12.56% 9.38% 31.82%
As % of the Operating Systems category 37.33% 40.91% 68.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 8 6
Median daily rate £331 £425 £105
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.05% +304.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £119 £98
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £450 £230
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 0 2
Median hourly rate £12.00 - £13.33
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-6.45% +6.89%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Belfast region.

Operating Systems Category
Belfast
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
75 22 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 33.63% 22.92% 46.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 12 14
Median daily rate £420 £425 £168
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.17% +153.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £193 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £450 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 0 2
Median hourly rate £12.00 - £10.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +9.37%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Belfast region citing Windows as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

Windows
Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows across the Belfast region.

Windows Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

Windows
Daily Rate Histogram in Belfast

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Belfast region over the 3 months to 19 February 2017.

Windows Daily Rate Histogram in Belfast

Windows
Hourly Rate Trend in Belfast

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the Belfast region.

Windows Hourly Rate Trend in Belfast

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 19 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Windows 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 Belfast region with a requirement for Windows.

1 22 (46.81%) Active Directory
2 19 (40.43%) Microsoft
3 18 (38.30%) MS Excel
4 15 (31.91%) MS Exchange
5 13 (27.66%) MS Office
6 12 (25.53%) Windows Server
7 11 (23.40%) C
7 11 (23.40%) Finance
8 10 (21.28%) C++
8 10 (21.28%) Windows 7
9 8 (17.02%) SQL Server
9 8 (17.02%) Unit Testing
10 7 (14.89%) VMware Infrastructure
10 7 (14.89%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (14.89%) Exchange Server 2010
10 7 (14.89%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (14.89%) Visual Studio
10 7 (14.89%) VMware
11 6 (12.77%) Backup Exec
11 6 (12.77%) Disaster Recovery
11 6 (12.77%) Internet
11 6 (12.77%) Symantec
11 6 (12.77%) Norton AntiVirus
11 6 (12.77%) SQL
11 6 (12.77%) Windows XP
11 6 (12.77%) UML
11 6 (12.77%) VPN
11 6 (12.77%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 6 (12.77%) IT Asset Management
11 6 (12.77%) Windows 8

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast 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 15 (31.91%) MS Exchange
2 7 (14.89%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (8.51%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.13%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 18 (38.30%) MS Excel
2 13 (27.66%) MS Office
3 4 (8.51%) MS Project
4 3 (6.38%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (6.38%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (12.77%) Internet
1 6 (12.77%) VPN
2 2 (4.26%) LAN
2 2 (4.26%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.13%) SAN
3 1 (2.13%) SSH
3 1 (2.13%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (17.02%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (14.89%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.13%) CppUnit
2 1 (2.13%) MSI
General
1 11 (23.40%) Finance
2 4 (8.51%) Banking
3 2 (4.26%) French Language
3 2 (4.26%) German Language
3 2 (4.26%) Italian Language
3 2 (4.26%) Manufacturing
3 2 (4.26%) Multimedia
3 2 (4.26%) Spanish Language
4 1 (2.13%) Front Office
4 1 (2.13%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (36.17%) IT Support
2 10 (21.28%) C++ Developer
2 10 (21.28%) Developer
3 9 (19.15%) Analyst
4 8 (17.02%) Support Officer
5 6 (12.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (10.64%) IT Engineer
6 5 (10.64%) Support Engineer
7 4 (8.51%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 4 (8.51%) Support Analyst
8 3 (6.38%) 3rd Line Support
8 3 (6.38%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 3 (6.38%) Automation Analyst
8 3 (6.38%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 3 (6.38%) IT Support Engineer
9 2 (4.26%) Business Analyst
9 2 (4.26%) IT Support Analyst
9 2 (4.26%) Rollout Engineer
9 2 (4.26%) Senior C++ Developer
9 2 (4.26%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.26%) Middleware
2 1 (2.13%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 1 (2.13%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.77%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (4.26%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.13%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.13%) Equities
3 1 (2.13%) Fat Client
3 1 (2.13%) Replication
3 1 (2.13%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 12 (25.53%) Windows Server
2 10 (21.28%) Windows 7
3 7 (14.89%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (14.89%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (12.77%) Windows 8
4 6 (12.77%) Windows XP
5 4 (8.51%) Linux
6 3 (6.38%) AIX
6 3 (6.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (6.38%) Solaris
6 3 (6.38%) Windows 2000
7 1 (2.13%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (17.02%) Unit Testing
2 6 (12.77%) Asset Management
2 6 (12.77%) Disaster Recovery
2 6 (12.77%) IT Asset Management
2 6 (12.77%) Network Architecture
2 6 (12.77%) UML
3 5 (10.64%) ITIL
4 4 (8.51%) Configuration Management
5 3 (6.38%) Change Management
5 3 (6.38%) Mobile Device Management
5 3 (6.38%) Multithreading
5 3 (6.38%) Software Delivery
5 3 (6.38%) Software Distribution
6 2 (4.26%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (4.26%) Migration
6 2 (4.26%) Project Management
6 2 (4.26%) Project Planning
6 2 (4.26%) Software Testing
7 1 (2.13%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (2.13%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (23.40%) C
2 10 (21.28%) C++
3 6 (12.77%) SQL
4 1 (2.13%) Java
4 1 (2.13%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.13%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.13%) VB
4 1 (2.13%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (6.38%) MCP
1 3 (6.38%) MCSE
1 3 (6.38%) MCTS
1 3 (6.38%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (4.26%) Degree
2 2 (4.26%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.13%) A+ Certification
3 1 (2.13%) AWS Certification
3 1 (2.13%) CCNA
3 1 (2.13%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 22 (46.81%) Active Directory
2 7 (14.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (12.77%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.13%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 6 (12.77%) Backup Exec
1 6 (12.77%) Norton AntiVirus
1 6 (12.77%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 5 (10.64%) SCCM
3 1 (2.13%) Ansible
3 1 (2.13%) SCOM
3 1 (2.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (2.13%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 19 (40.43%) Microsoft
2 7 (14.89%) VMware
3 6 (12.77%) Polycom
3 6 (12.77%) Symantec
3 6 (12.77%) Veeam
4 3 (6.38%) Citrix
5 1 (2.13%) Apple
5 1 (2.13%) Avaya
5 1 (2.13%) CA
5 1 (2.13%) MobileIron
5 1 (2.13%) ServiceNow