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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 5 13 6
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -7
Contract jobs citing Windows 18 6 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 21.95% 5.94% 15.54%
As % of the Operating Systems category 58.06% 18.18% 46.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 1 9
Average daily rate
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£175 £325 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-46.15% +44.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £106 £325 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £325 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £17.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -3.22%
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
31 33 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 37.80% 32.67% 33.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 9 24
Average daily rate £175 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £244 £127
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £388 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £17.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -7.40%

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 30 June 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 30 June 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 18 (54.55%) Microsoft
2 12 (36.36%) ITIL
2 12 (36.36%) Finance
3 11 (33.33%) MS Office
4 9 (27.27%) Change Management
4 9 (27.27%) UNIX
4 9 (27.27%) Linux
4 9 (27.27%) Windows 7
5 8 (24.24%) Problem Management
6 7 (21.21%) Oracle
6 7 (21.21%) DNS
7 6 (18.18%) LAN
7 6 (18.18%) TCP/IP
7 6 (18.18%) Cisco
7 6 (18.18%) Citrix
7 6 (18.18%) SQL
7 6 (18.18%) Blackberry
7 6 (18.18%) Banking
8 5 (15.15%) IIS
8 5 (15.15%) Firewall
8 5 (15.15%) SQL Server
8 5 (15.15%) Solaris
8 5 (15.15%) .NET
8 5 (15.15%) Active Directory
9 4 (12.12%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (12.12%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (12.12%) Perl
9 4 (12.12%) DHCP
9 4 (12.12%) Shell Script
9 4 (12.12%) Reuters

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 5 (15.15%) IIS
2 4 (12.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (3.03%) FileNet
3 1 (3.03%) CMS
3 1 (3.03%) IBM HTTP Server
3 1 (3.03%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (3.03%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.03%) WebLogic
Applications
1 11 (33.33%) MS Office
2 1 (3.03%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.03%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 7 (21.21%) DNS
2 6 (18.18%) LAN
2 6 (18.18%) TCP/IP
3 5 (15.15%) Firewall
4 4 (12.12%) DHCP
5 2 (6.06%) SAN
5 2 (6.06%) DMZ
5 2 (6.06%) Wireshark
6 1 (3.03%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (3.03%) NAS
6 1 (3.03%) tcpdump
6 1 (3.03%) DMVPN
6 1 (3.03%) NetScaler
6 1 (3.03%) Multicast
6 1 (3.03%) Structured Cabling
6 1 (3.03%) Spanning Tree
6 1 (3.03%) NX-OS
6 1 (3.03%) OSPF
6 1 (3.03%) BGP
6 1 (3.03%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.15%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.06%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.03%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (3.03%) Oracle Discoverer
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Ant
1 1 (3.03%) Oracle Forms
General
1 12 (36.36%) Finance
2 6 (18.18%) Banking
3 4 (12.12%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.03%) Law
4 1 (3.03%) Legal
4 1 (3.03%) Financial Institution
4 1 (3.03%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 10 (30.30%) Desktop Support
1 10 (30.30%) Analyst
2 4 (12.12%) Support Analyst
3 3 (9.09%) Systems Engineer
3 3 (9.09%) Service Analyst
3 3 (9.09%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 3 (9.09%) Desktop Analyst
3 3 (9.09%) Operations Analyst
4 2 (6.06%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (6.06%) .NET Developer
4 2 (6.06%) Support Engineer
4 2 (6.06%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (6.06%) DBA
4 2 (6.06%) Developer
5 1 (3.03%) Consultant
5 1 (3.03%) Network Engineer
5 1 (3.03%) 1st Line Support
5 1 (3.03%) Field Engineer
5 1 (3.03%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (3.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (15.15%) .NET
2 3 (9.09%) .NET Framework
3 2 (6.06%) Web Services
4 1 (3.03%) Middleware
4 1 (3.03%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.18%) Blackberry
2 3 (9.09%) Equities
2 3 (9.09%) Derivative
2 3 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.06%) iPad
3 2 (6.06%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.03%) Clustering
4 1 (3.03%) e-Health
4 1 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (3.03%) User Experience
4 1 (3.03%) Fat Client
4 1 (3.03%) Visualisation
4 1 (3.03%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (3.03%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.03%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 9 (27.27%) UNIX
1 9 (27.27%) Linux
1 9 (27.27%) Windows 7
2 5 (15.15%) Solaris
3 4 (12.12%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (12.12%) Windows Vista
3 4 (12.12%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (6.06%) Windows XP
5 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (3.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (3.03%) Windows 2000
5 1 (3.03%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (36.36%) ITIL
2 9 (27.27%) Change Management
3 8 (24.24%) Problem Management
4 4 (12.12%) Information Security
5 3 (9.09%) Incident Management
5 3 (9.09%) Load Balancing
5 3 (9.09%) Migration
5 3 (9.09%) Performance Analysis
6 2 (6.06%) SIEM
6 2 (6.06%) Vulnerability Management
6 2 (6.06%) Penetration Testing
7 1 (3.03%) Technical Architecture
7 1 (3.03%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (3.03%) Document Management
7 1 (3.03%) Ethical Hacking
7 1 (3.03%) Scrum
7 1 (3.03%) Workflow
7 1 (3.03%) Validation
7 1 (3.03%) SOA
7 1 (3.03%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (18.18%) SQL
2 4 (12.12%) Shell Script
2 4 (12.12%) Perl
2 4 (12.12%) PowerShell
3 3 (9.09%) VBScript
4 2 (6.06%) Python
5 1 (3.03%) C#
5 1 (3.03%) Delphi
5 1 (3.03%) Java
5 1 (3.03%) Jython
Qualifications
1 4 (12.12%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (6.06%) MCSE
2 2 (6.06%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (6.06%) Degree
2 2 (6.06%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.06%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (3.03%) GPEN
3 1 (3.03%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.03%) DV Cleared
3 1 (3.03%) MCP
3 1 (3.03%) MCSA
3 1 (3.03%) CCNP
3 1 (3.03%) CCNA
3 1 (3.03%) CCA
3 1 (3.03%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (3.03%) CISSP
3 1 (3.03%) Oracle Certification
3 1 (3.03%) A+ Certification
3 1 (3.03%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (3.03%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.06%) QA
System Software
1 5 (15.15%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.03%) Snort
Systems Management
1 4 (12.12%) AirWatch
2 1 (3.03%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (3.03%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (3.03%) Netcool
2 1 (3.03%) OPNET
2 1 (3.03%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (3.03%) ServiceCenter
2 1 (3.03%) SCCM
2 1 (3.03%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 18 (54.55%) Microsoft
2 7 (21.21%) Oracle
3 6 (18.18%) Cisco
3 6 (18.18%) Citrix
4 4 (12.12%) Reuters
4 4 (12.12%) Bloomberg
4 4 (12.12%) F5
5 3 (9.09%) Juniper
6 2 (6.06%) ArcSight
6 2 (6.06%) HP
7 1 (3.03%) LogLogic
7 1 (3.03%) NetQoS
7 1 (3.03%) Remedy
7 1 (3.03%) McAfee
7 1 (3.03%) VMware
7 1 (3.03%) Red Hat
7 1 (3.03%) Sun
7 1 (3.03%) IBM
7 1 (3.03%) Sybase
Belfast
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
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