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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 10 2 26
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +24
Contract jobs citing Windows 15 21 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 13.76% 21.00% 3.42%
As % of the Operating Systems category 37.50% 55.26% 23.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 8 1
Average daily rate
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£208 £188 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.66% -50.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £322 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 0
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.63% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
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
40 38 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 36.70% 38.00% 14.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 12 25
Average daily rate £225 £375 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% +33.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £99 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.42% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 0
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-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 17 April 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 17 April 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 22 (47.83%) Microsoft
2 19 (41.30%) ITIL
2 19 (41.30%) UNIX
3 16 (34.78%) Windows 7
4 15 (32.61%) Firewall
5 14 (30.43%) Load Balancing
5 14 (30.43%) Solaris
5 14 (30.43%) Linux
5 14 (30.43%) Analytical Skills
6 13 (28.26%) DMZ
7 12 (26.09%) Validation
7 12 (26.09%) MS Office
8 11 (23.91%) Reverse Proxy
8 11 (23.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 10 (21.74%) Change Management
9 10 (21.74%) Sun
9 10 (21.74%) DNS
9 10 (21.74%) Active Directory
10 9 (19.57%) Windows Server 2003
10 9 (19.57%) PowerShell
10 9 (19.57%) Windows Server 2008
11 8 (17.39%) Middleware
11 8 (17.39%) TCP/IP
11 8 (17.39%) Java
12 7 (15.22%) IIS
12 7 (15.22%) Citrix
12 7 (15.22%) Shell Script
13 6 (13.04%) Blackberry
13 6 (13.04%) DHCP
13 6 (13.04%) SC Cleared

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 7 (15.22%) IIS
2 4 (8.70%) WebSphere
2 4 (8.70%) MS Exchange
2 4 (8.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 4 (8.70%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (4.35%) Lync
4 1 (2.17%) Apache
4 1 (2.17%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.17%) IBM HTTP Server
4 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 12 (26.09%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.35%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (4.35%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.35%) Oracle General Ledger
Communications & Networking
1 15 (32.61%) Firewall
2 13 (28.26%) DMZ
3 11 (23.91%) Reverse Proxy
4 10 (21.74%) DNS
5 8 (17.39%) TCP/IP
6 6 (13.04%) DHCP
7 5 (10.87%) LAN
8 3 (6.52%) LDAP
9 2 (4.35%) FTP
9 2 (4.35%) HTTP
9 2 (4.35%) SSL
9 2 (4.35%) Intrusion Detection
9 2 (4.35%) Wireshark
10 1 (2.17%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.52%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.35%) Crystal Reports
2 2 (4.35%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (4.35%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (4.35%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (4.35%) Oracle BI EE
2 2 (4.35%) Oracle Database
2 2 (4.35%) Cognos Framework Manager
3 1 (2.17%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (2.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Ant
General
1 5 (10.87%) Finance
2 4 (8.70%) Banking
2 4 (8.70%) Investment Banking
3 2 (4.35%) General Ledger
4 1 (2.17%) Law
4 1 (2.17%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.17%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 13 (28.26%) Desktop Support
2 8 (17.39%) Operations Engineer
3 6 (13.04%) Middleware Engineer
3 6 (13.04%) Analyst
4 5 (10.87%) Support Engineer
4 5 (10.87%) Desktop Engineer
5 4 (8.70%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 3 (6.52%) Desktop Analyst
6 3 (6.52%) Systems Engineer
6 3 (6.52%) Support Analyst
6 3 (6.52%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 2 (4.35%) Consultant
7 2 (4.35%) NOC Engineer
7 2 (4.35%) Windows Engineer
8 1 (2.17%) IT Support
8 1 (2.17%) IT Technician
8 1 (2.17%) Senior Desktop Engineer
8 1 (2.17%) Sun Engineer
8 1 (2.17%) Operations Consultant
8 1 (2.17%) Network Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (17.39%) Middleware
2 5 (10.87%) SailPoint
3 3 (6.52%) .NET
3 3 (6.52%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 14 (30.43%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (13.04%) Blackberry
3 2 (4.35%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.35%) iPad
4 1 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.17%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.17%) Fat Client
4 1 (2.17%) Visualisation
4 1 (2.17%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.17%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.17%) EPoS
4 1 (2.17%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 19 (41.30%) UNIX
2 16 (34.78%) Windows 7
3 14 (30.43%) Solaris
3 14 (30.43%) Linux
4 11 (23.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (19.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (19.57%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (8.70%) Windows Vista
7 1 (2.17%) Windows 2000
7 1 (2.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (41.30%) ITIL
2 14 (30.43%) Load Balancing
3 12 (26.09%) Validation
4 10 (21.74%) Change Management
5 6 (13.04%) Problem Management
6 5 (10.87%) Identity Management
7 4 (8.70%) Migration
8 3 (6.52%) Performance Analysis
8 3 (6.52%) Kalman Filter
8 3 (6.52%) Incident Management
9 2 (4.35%) Vulnerability Management
9 2 (4.35%) Performance Tuning
9 2 (4.35%) Ethical Hacking
9 2 (4.35%) Penetration Testing
9 2 (4.35%) SIEM
9 2 (4.35%) Information Security
9 2 (4.35%) Data Migration
9 2 (4.35%) Reverse Engineering
9 2 (4.35%) ETL
9 2 (4.35%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 9 (19.57%) PowerShell
2 8 (17.39%) Java
3 7 (15.22%) Shell Script
4 5 (10.87%) VBScript
5 4 (8.70%) SQL
6 2 (4.35%) PL/SQL
7 1 (2.17%) Perl
7 1 (2.17%) Python
7 1 (2.17%) Jython
Qualifications
1 6 (13.04%) SC Cleared
1 6 (13.04%) Security Cleared
2 5 (10.87%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (4.35%) A+ Certification
3 2 (4.35%) CISSP
3 2 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (4.35%) MCSE
3 2 (4.35%) CCNA
3 2 (4.35%) GPEN
3 2 (4.35%) SSCP
3 2 (4.35%) GIAC
3 2 (4.35%) GCIH
3 2 (4.35%) CEH
4 1 (2.17%) Degree
4 1 (2.17%) MCP
4 1 (2.17%) CCA
4 1 (2.17%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (2.17%) MCSA
4 1 (2.17%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 10 (21.74%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.35%) Snort
Systems Management
1 4 (8.70%) Tivoli
1 4 (8.70%) AirWatch
2 2 (4.35%) OPNET
2 2 (4.35%) WMI
3 1 (2.17%) ServiceCenter
3 1 (2.17%) SCCM
3 1 (2.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 22 (47.83%) Microsoft
2 10 (21.74%) Sun
3 7 (15.22%) Citrix
4 5 (10.87%) TIBCO
5 4 (8.70%) Reuters
5 4 (8.70%) Bloomberg
5 4 (8.70%) IBM
6 3 (6.52%) Cisco
6 3 (6.52%) F5
7 2 (4.35%) ArcSight
7 2 (4.35%) LogLogic
7 2 (4.35%) HP
7 2 (4.35%) Oracle
7 2 (4.35%) Business Objects
7 2 (4.35%) SAP
7 2 (4.35%) Cognos
7 2 (4.35%) VMware
8 1 (2.17%) Tableau
8 1 (2.17%) McAfee
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