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 26 February 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
26 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 4 3 21
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +18
Contract jobs citing Windows 26 15 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 27.37% 21.43% 5.33%
As % of the Operating Systems category 61.90% 65.22% 30.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 0
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-44.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £13.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -22.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -3.22%
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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
42 23 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 44.21% 32.86% 17.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 12 13
Average daily rate £178 £234 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.06% -22.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £95 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £383 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £13.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -22.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.35 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+0.97% -6.96%

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 26 February 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 26 February 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 23 (47.92%) Linux
2 22 (45.83%) Microsoft
3 21 (43.75%) UNIX
4 16 (33.33%) Firewall
5 15 (31.25%) Solaris
5 15 (31.25%) ITIL
6 14 (29.17%) Analytical Skills
7 13 (27.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 13 (27.08%) Sun
8 12 (25.00%) Load Balancing
9 11 (22.92%) Validation
9 11 (22.92%) DMZ
9 11 (22.92%) Reverse Proxy
10 10 (20.83%) Windows 7
10 10 (20.83%) DNS
11 9 (18.75%) TIBCO
11 9 (18.75%) Change Management
11 9 (18.75%) PowerShell
12 8 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
12 8 (16.67%) Middleware
12 8 (16.67%) TCP/IP
12 8 (16.67%) MS Office
12 8 (16.67%) Java
13 7 (14.58%) Active Directory
13 7 (14.58%) SC Cleared
13 7 (14.58%) Security Cleared
14 6 (12.50%) Problem Management
14 6 (12.50%) Mentoring
14 6 (12.50%) Cisco
14 6 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 (10.42%) WebLogic
1 5 (10.42%) WebSphere
2 4 (8.33%) TIBCO EMS
2 4 (8.33%) MS Exchange
2 4 (8.33%) IIS
2 4 (8.33%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (4.17%) Lync
4 1 (2.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (2.08%) Apache
4 1 (2.08%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (16.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.17%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (4.17%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.17%) Oracle General Ledger
Communications & Networking
1 16 (33.33%) Firewall
2 11 (22.92%) DMZ
2 11 (22.92%) Reverse Proxy
3 10 (20.83%) DNS
4 8 (16.67%) TCP/IP
5 5 (10.42%) SSL
5 5 (10.42%) LAN
5 5 (10.42%) DHCP
5 5 (10.42%) FTP
5 5 (10.42%) HTTP
5 5 (10.42%) Intrusion Detection
5 5 (10.42%) Wireshark
6 3 (6.25%) LDAP
7 1 (2.08%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.17%) Crystal Reports
2 2 (4.17%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (4.17%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (4.17%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (4.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (4.17%) Oracle BI EE
2 2 (4.17%) Oracle Database
2 2 (4.17%) Cognos Framework Manager
3 1 (2.08%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (2.08%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 4 (8.33%) Git (software)
1 4 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (8.33%) Hudson
1 4 (8.33%) Jenkins
1 4 (8.33%) Subversion
2 2 (4.17%) TeamCity
General
1 5 (10.42%) Finance
2 4 (8.33%) Banking
2 4 (8.33%) Investment Banking
3 2 (4.17%) General Ledger
4 1 (2.08%) Law
4 1 (2.08%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 13 (27.08%) Desktop Support
2 7 (14.58%) Analyst
2 7 (14.58%) Operations Engineer
3 6 (12.50%) Middleware Engineer
3 6 (12.50%) Support Engineer
4 5 (10.42%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 5 (10.42%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (4.17%) Support Analyst
5 2 (4.17%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 2 (4.17%) Automation Engineer
5 2 (4.17%) Windows Engineer
5 2 (4.17%) Desktop Analyst
5 2 (4.17%) NOC Engineer
6 1 (2.08%) Sun Engineer
6 1 (2.08%) Deployment Engineer
6 1 (2.08%) Release Engineer
6 1 (2.08%) IT Support
6 1 (2.08%) IT Technician
6 1 (2.08%) Network Operations Engineer
6 1 (2.08%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (16.67%) Middleware
2 5 (10.42%) SailPoint
3 3 (6.25%) XML
4 2 (4.17%) SOAP
5 1 (2.08%) HTML
5 1 (2.08%) .NET
5 1 (2.08%) FpML
5 1 (2.08%) .NET Framework
5 1 (2.08%) Java EE
5 1 (2.08%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (2.08%) Ext JS
Miscellaneous
1 14 (29.17%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (10.42%) Management Information System
3 3 (6.25%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.08%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.08%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (2.08%) EPoS
4 1 (2.08%) Algorithms
4 1 (2.08%) Fixed Income
4 1 (2.08%) Equities
4 1 (2.08%) Derivative
4 1 (2.08%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.08%) Reference Data
4 1 (2.08%) iPad
4 1 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 23 (47.92%) Linux
2 21 (43.75%) UNIX
3 15 (31.25%) Solaris
4 13 (27.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (20.83%) Windows 7
6 8 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (4.17%) Windows XP
8 2 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (2.08%) Windows Vista
9 1 (2.08%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (31.25%) ITIL
2 12 (25.00%) Load Balancing
3 11 (22.92%) Validation
4 9 (18.75%) Change Management
5 6 (12.50%) Problem Management
5 6 (12.50%) Mentoring
6 5 (10.42%) Vulnerability Management
6 5 (10.42%) Reverse Engineering
6 5 (10.42%) SIEM
6 5 (10.42%) Information Security
6 5 (10.42%) Ethical Hacking
6 5 (10.42%) Penetration Testing
6 5 (10.42%) Identity Management
7 4 (8.33%) OO
8 3 (6.25%) Migration
8 3 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (6.25%) Kalman Filter
9 2 (4.17%) Performance Tuning
9 2 (4.17%) Enterprise Architecture
9 2 (4.17%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 9 (18.75%) PowerShell
2 8 (16.67%) Java
3 5 (10.42%) SQL
3 5 (10.42%) Shell Script
4 3 (6.25%) VBScript
4 3 (6.25%) JavaScript
5 2 (4.17%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.08%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (14.58%) SC Cleared
1 7 (14.58%) Security Cleared
2 5 (10.42%) GPEN
2 5 (10.42%) CCNA
2 5 (10.42%) CISSP
2 5 (10.42%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (10.42%) SSCP
2 5 (10.42%) GIAC
2 5 (10.42%) GCIH
2 5 (10.42%) CEH
3 3 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (4.17%) Degree
5 1 (2.08%) A+ Certification
5 1 (2.08%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (2.08%) MCSA
5 1 (2.08%) VCP4
System Software
1 7 (14.58%) Active Directory
2 5 (10.42%) Snort
3 2 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (10.42%) OPNET
2 4 (8.33%) Tivoli
3 2 (4.17%) WMI
3 2 (4.17%) HP Operations Orchestration
Vendors
1 22 (45.83%) Microsoft
2 13 (27.08%) Sun
3 9 (18.75%) TIBCO
4 6 (12.50%) Cisco
5 5 (10.42%) ArcSight
5 5 (10.42%) LogLogic
6 4 (8.33%) IBM
6 4 (8.33%) VMware
6 4 (8.33%) CollabNet
7 3 (6.25%) Citrix
8 2 (4.17%) Red Hat
8 2 (4.17%) Reuters
8 2 (4.17%) Bloomberg
8 2 (4.17%) Infoblox
8 2 (4.17%) HP
8 2 (4.17%) Oracle
8 2 (4.17%) Business Objects
8 2 (4.17%) SAP
8 2 (4.17%) Cognos
8 2 (4.17%) Cyber-Ark