The first table below looks at the demand for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Belfast region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Belfast region.

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.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 2 26 2
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -24
Contract jobs citing Windows 21 8 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 21.00% 3.42% 24.58%
As % of the Operating Systems category 55.26% 23.53% 78.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 9
Average daily rate £188 £375 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% +44.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £107 £375 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £386 £375 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Average hourly rate £15.25 - £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -6.25%
Operating Systems Category
Belfast
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
38 34 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 38.00% 14.53% 31.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 25 12
Average daily rate £375 £280 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.92% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £99 £225 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £350 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.40% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Average hourly rate £13.50 - £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows
County Antrim

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the Belfast region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 16 April 2014.

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 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Belfast region citing Windows also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows.

1 12 (41.38%) Windows 7
2 11 (37.93%) Microsoft
3 10 (34.48%) Oracle
3 10 (34.48%) SQL
4 8 (27.59%) Oracle Database 11g
4 8 (27.59%) Oracle Database
5 7 (24.14%) SQL Server
5 7 (24.14%) PL/SQL
6 6 (20.69%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (20.69%) Migration
6 6 (20.69%) .NET
6 6 (20.69%) UNIX
6 6 (20.69%) Oracle Reports
6 6 (20.69%) Windows XP
6 6 (20.69%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (17.24%) Altiris
7 5 (17.24%) Finance
8 4 (13.79%) Solaris
8 4 (13.79%) C#
8 4 (13.79%) Banking
8 4 (13.79%) Asset Management
9 3 (10.34%) Billing
9 3 (10.34%) General Ledger
9 3 (10.34%) Software Packaging
9 3 (10.34%) WCF
9 3 (10.34%) WPF
9 3 (10.34%) .NET Framework
9 3 (10.34%) Degree
9 3 (10.34%) Application Packaging
9 3 (10.34%) Cognos Business Intelligence

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Belfast region citing Windows also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (6.90%) TIBCO EMS
2 1 (3.45%) Lync
2 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.45%) IIS
2 1 (3.45%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (10.34%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (10.34%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.34%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.34%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.34%) SAN
1 3 (10.34%) Wireless
2 2 (6.90%) VLAN
2 2 (6.90%) LAN
3 1 (3.45%) WAN
3 1 (3.45%) Firewall
3 1 (3.45%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (27.59%) Oracle Database 11g
1 8 (27.59%) Oracle Database
2 7 (24.14%) SQL Server
3 6 (20.69%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (10.34%) Crystal Reports
4 3 (10.34%) Oracle BI EE
4 3 (10.34%) Oracle Database 10g
4 3 (10.34%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (10.34%) Relational Database
5 2 (6.90%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (6.90%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 3 (10.34%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (6.90%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (17.24%) Finance
2 4 (13.79%) Banking
3 3 (10.34%) Billing
3 3 (10.34%) General Ledger
4 2 (6.90%) Investment Banking
5 1 (3.45%) French Language
5 1 (3.45%) German Language
5 1 (3.45%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 9 (31.03%) Deployment Engineer
2 7 (24.14%) Developer
3 4 (13.79%) Desktop Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Support Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) DBA
4 3 (10.34%) Oracle DBA
5 2 (6.90%) Oracle Developer
5 2 (6.90%) .NET Developer
5 2 (6.90%) C# Developer
5 2 (6.90%) SQL Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Server Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Business Intelligence Specialist
5 2 (6.90%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (6.90%) WPF Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Silverlight Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Software Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Cognos Specialist
6 1 (3.45%) Oracle Consultant
6 1 (3.45%) Rollout Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Messaging Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (20.69%) .NET
2 3 (10.34%) ASP.NET
2 3 (10.34%) .NET Framework
2 3 (10.34%) Application Packaging
2 3 (10.34%) Software Packaging
2 3 (10.34%) WCF
2 3 (10.34%) WPF
3 2 (6.90%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (6.90%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 2 (6.90%) LINQ
4 1 (3.45%) jQuery
4 1 (3.45%) KnockoutJS
4 1 (3.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (3.45%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.34%) Computer Science
2 2 (6.90%) VLE
3 1 (3.45%) Derivative
3 1 (3.45%) Thin Client
3 1 (3.45%) Equities
3 1 (3.45%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 12 (41.38%) Windows 7
2 6 (20.69%) UNIX
2 6 (20.69%) Windows XP
2 6 (20.69%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (20.69%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (13.79%) Solaris
4 1 (3.45%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (20.69%) Migration
2 4 (13.79%) Asset Management
3 3 (10.34%) MVC
3 3 (10.34%) ETL
3 3 (10.34%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (10.34%) Configuration Management
3 3 (10.34%) Software Deployment
3 3 (10.34%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (6.90%) SOA
4 2 (6.90%) Service Delivery
4 2 (6.90%) Workflow
4 2 (6.90%) Multithreading
4 2 (6.90%) Data Migration
4 2 (6.90%) Web Development
5 1 (3.45%) Problem Management
5 1 (3.45%) ITIL
5 1 (3.45%) OOP
5 1 (3.45%) OO
5 1 (3.45%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 10 (34.48%) SQL
2 7 (24.14%) PL/SQL
3 4 (13.79%) C#
4 2 (6.90%) C
5 1 (3.45%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (10.34%) Degree
1 3 (10.34%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.90%) MCSE
2 2 (6.90%) MCSA
2 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (6.90%) MCITP
System Software
1 3 (10.34%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 2 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.45%) XenApp
3 1 (3.45%) vSphere
3 1 (3.45%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (6.90%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (6.90%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 11 (37.93%) Microsoft
2 10 (34.48%) Oracle
3 5 (17.24%) Altiris
4 3 (10.34%) VMware
4 3 (10.34%) Business Objects
4 3 (10.34%) SAP
4 3 (10.34%) Cognos
4 3 (10.34%) Dell
5 2 (6.90%) Citrix
5 2 (6.90%) CommVault
5 2 (6.90%) TIBCO
5 2 (6.90%) Symantec
5 2 (6.90%) Cisco
5 2 (6.90%) Meru Networks