The table below looks at the statistics 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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 9 8 19
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +11
Contract jobs citing Windows 16 15 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 18.18% 15.15% 6.37%
As % of the Operating Systems category 44.44% 36.59% 38.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 5 4
Average daily rate
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£200 £325 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.46% -2.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £105 £188 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £392 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £314
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.25 £15.00 £15.25
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -1.63%
Windows
County Antrim

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
36 41 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 40.91% 41.41% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 11 21
Average daily rate £215 £380 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-43.42% +28.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £188 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+1.61% -3.12%

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 2015, 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 20 (48.78%) Microsoft
2 19 (46.34%) UNIX
2 19 (46.34%) ITIL
3 15 (36.59%) Firewall
4 14 (34.15%) Solaris
4 14 (34.15%) Linux
4 14 (34.15%) Load Balancing
4 14 (34.15%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (31.71%) DMZ
6 12 (29.27%) Validation
7 11 (26.83%) MS Office
7 11 (26.83%) Reverse Proxy
7 11 (26.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (26.83%) Windows 7
8 9 (21.95%) Active Directory
8 9 (21.95%) Sun
9 8 (19.51%) Java
9 8 (19.51%) Middleware
9 8 (19.51%) Finance
9 8 (19.51%) Change Management
9 8 (19.51%) PowerShell
10 7 (17.07%) DNS
10 7 (17.07%) Shell Script
11 6 (14.63%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (14.63%) LAN
11 6 (14.63%) IIS
11 6 (14.63%) Banking
11 6 (14.63%) Blackberry
11 6 (14.63%) Windows Server 2008
11 6 (14.63%) Problem Management

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 6 (14.63%) IIS
2 4 (9.76%) WebSphere Application Server
2 4 (9.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 4 (9.76%) WebSphere
3 2 (4.88%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.44%) CMS
4 1 (2.44%) IBM HTTP Server
4 1 (2.44%) Apache
4 1 (2.44%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 11 (26.83%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.88%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (4.88%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.88%) Oracle General Ledger
Communications & Networking
1 15 (36.59%) Firewall
2 13 (31.71%) DMZ
3 11 (26.83%) Reverse Proxy
4 7 (17.07%) DNS
5 6 (14.63%) LAN
6 5 (12.20%) TCP/IP
7 4 (9.76%) DHCP
8 3 (7.32%) LDAP
9 2 (4.88%) SAN
9 2 (4.88%) Wireshark
10 1 (2.44%) NAS
10 1 (2.44%) Cisco IOS
10 1 (2.44%) tcpdump
10 1 (2.44%) DMVPN
10 1 (2.44%) Multicast
10 1 (2.44%) NX-OS
10 1 (2.44%) Spanning Tree
10 1 (2.44%) Intrusion Detection
10 1 (2.44%) OSPF
10 1 (2.44%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.32%) Oracle Database
2 2 (4.88%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (4.88%) Crystal Reports
2 2 (4.88%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.88%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (4.88%) Cognos Framework Manager
2 2 (4.88%) Oracle BI EE
2 2 (4.88%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.44%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Ant
General
1 8 (19.51%) Finance
2 6 (14.63%) Banking
3 4 (9.76%) Investment Banking
4 2 (4.88%) General Ledger
5 1 (2.44%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.44%) Law
5 1 (2.44%) Legal
5 1 (2.44%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 12 (29.27%) Desktop Support
2 7 (17.07%) Operations Engineer
3 6 (14.63%) Middleware Engineer
4 5 (12.20%) Analyst
5 4 (9.76%) Support Engineer
5 4 (9.76%) Desktop Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) Desktop Analyst
6 3 (7.32%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 3 (7.32%) Systems Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) Support Analyst
7 2 (4.88%) Consultant
7 2 (4.88%) Developer
7 2 (4.88%) .NET Developer
8 1 (2.44%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
8 1 (2.44%) C# .NET Developer
8 1 (2.44%) Operations Consultant
8 1 (2.44%) C# Developer
8 1 (2.44%) Operations Manager
8 1 (2.44%) Deployment Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (19.51%) Middleware
2 5 (12.20%) SailPoint
2 5 (12.20%) .NET
3 3 (7.32%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.44%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (34.15%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (14.63%) Blackberry
3 2 (4.88%) iPad
4 1 (2.44%) Visualisation
4 1 (2.44%) Fat Client
4 1 (2.44%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.44%) User Experience
4 1 (2.44%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (2.44%) e-Health
4 1 (2.44%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.44%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 19 (46.34%) UNIX
2 14 (34.15%) Solaris
2 14 (34.15%) Linux
3 11 (26.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 11 (26.83%) Windows 7
4 6 (14.63%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (14.63%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (9.76%) Windows Vista
6 2 (4.88%) Windows XP
7 1 (2.44%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (46.34%) ITIL
2 14 (34.15%) Load Balancing
3 12 (29.27%) Validation
4 8 (19.51%) Change Management
5 6 (14.63%) Problem Management
6 5 (12.20%) Identity Management
7 3 (7.32%) Kalman Filter
7 3 (7.32%) Performance Analysis
7 3 (7.32%) Incident Management
7 3 (7.32%) Migration
8 2 (4.88%) ETL
8 2 (4.88%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (4.88%) Performance Tuning
9 1 (2.44%) UX Design
9 1 (2.44%) Reverse Engineering
9 1 (2.44%) E-Discovery
9 1 (2.44%) SIEM
9 1 (2.44%) Continuous Improvement
9 1 (2.44%) Vulnerability Management
9 1 (2.44%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (19.51%) Java
1 8 (19.51%) PowerShell
2 7 (17.07%) Shell Script
3 5 (12.20%) SQL
4 3 (7.32%) VBScript
5 2 (4.88%) Python
5 2 (4.88%) Perl
5 2 (4.88%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.44%) Jython
6 1 (2.44%) C#
6 1 (2.44%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 4 (9.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (7.32%) SC Cleared
2 3 (7.32%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.88%) MCSE
3 2 (4.88%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.44%) GPEN
4 1 (2.44%) GCIH
4 1 (2.44%) Degree
4 1 (2.44%) CEH
4 1 (2.44%) SSCP
4 1 (2.44%) GIAC
4 1 (2.44%) A+ Certification
4 1 (2.44%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.44%) CCA
4 1 (2.44%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (2.44%) CISSP
4 1 (2.44%) CCNP
4 1 (2.44%) CCNA
4 1 (2.44%) MCSA
4 1 (2.44%) MCP
System Software
1 9 (21.95%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.44%) Snort
Systems Management
1 4 (9.76%) Tivoli
1 4 (9.76%) AirWatch
2 1 (2.44%) ServiceCenter
2 1 (2.44%) SCCM
2 1 (2.44%) OPNET
2 1 (2.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (2.44%) Netcool
Vendors
1 20 (48.78%) Microsoft
2 9 (21.95%) Sun
3 5 (12.20%) TIBCO
3 5 (12.20%) Citrix
4 4 (9.76%) IBM
4 4 (9.76%) Oracle
4 4 (9.76%) Reuters
4 4 (9.76%) Bloomberg
4 4 (9.76%) F5
5 2 (4.88%) Cognos
5 2 (4.88%) Business Objects
5 2 (4.88%) SAP
5 2 (4.88%) Cisco
5 2 (4.88%) HP
6 1 (2.44%) ArcSight
6 1 (2.44%) LogLogic
6 1 (2.44%) Tableau
6 1 (2.44%) NetQoS
6 1 (2.44%) McAfee
6 1 (2.44%) VMware