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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 16 4 13
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +9
Contract jobs citing Windows 5 26 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 4.67% 22.81% 9.70%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.82% 37.68% 41.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 10 8
Average daily rate
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£279 £213 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.17% -50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £124 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £368 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £315 £313
% change year-on-year
-3.17% +0.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £17.00 £13.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.92% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
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
39 69 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 36.45% 60.53% 23.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 35 15
Average daily rate £318 £275 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.45% +83.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £125 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £350 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £17.00 £13.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.92% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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
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 29 August 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 10 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 5 (35.71%) Active Directory
2 5 (35.71%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (28.57%) VMware
3 4 (28.57%) PL/SQL
3 4 (28.57%) SQL
3 4 (28.57%) UNIX
3 4 (28.57%) Citrix
3 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (21.43%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (21.43%) Finance
4 3 (21.43%) Clustering
4 3 (21.43%) Solaris
4 3 (21.43%) SAP
4 3 (21.43%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (21.43%) .NET
4 3 (21.43%) Oracle
4 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
4 3 (21.43%) Crystal Reports
4 3 (21.43%) Business Objects
4 3 (21.43%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (21.43%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (21.43%) Cognos
4 3 (21.43%) ETL
4 3 (21.43%) General Ledger
4 3 (21.43%) Knowledge Management
4 3 (21.43%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 3 (21.43%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (21.43%) Oracle BI EE
4 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (7.14%) Lync
2 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (21.43%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) Oracle General Ledger
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) FTP
1 1 (7.14%) HTTP
1 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
1 1 (7.14%) DNS
1 1 (7.14%) SSL
1 1 (7.14%) Firewall
1 1 (7.14%) Intrusion Detection
1 1 (7.14%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
1 3 (21.43%) Crystal Reports
1 3 (21.43%) Oracle Reports
1 3 (21.43%) BusinessObjects
1 3 (21.43%) Oracle Database 11g
1 3 (21.43%) Oracle BI EE
1 3 (21.43%) Oracle Database
1 3 (21.43%) Relational Database
1 3 (21.43%) Cognos Framework Manager
2 2 (14.29%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (21.43%) Finance
1 3 (21.43%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Administrator
2 3 (21.43%) Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (14.29%) Business Intelligence Specialist
3 2 (14.29%) Software Developer
4 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Silverlight Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Team Leader
4 1 (7.14%) Cognos Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) Rollout Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Security Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Exchange Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) Deployment Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) IT Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) .NET
2 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET
2 1 (7.14%) Application Packaging
2 1 (7.14%) Software Packaging
2 1 (7.14%) WPF
2 1 (7.14%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Clustering
2 1 (7.14%) Blackberry
2 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) UNIX
1 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (21.43%) Solaris
3 2 (14.29%) Windows 7
4 1 (7.14%) Apple iOS
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Phone
4 1 (7.14%) Linux
4 1 (7.14%) Windows XP
4 1 (7.14%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (7.14%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (21.43%) Capacity Planning
2 3 (21.43%) Root Cause Analysis
2 3 (21.43%) ETL
2 3 (21.43%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (21.43%) Knowledge Management
3 2 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (7.14%) Vulnerability Management
4 1 (7.14%) Software Deployment
4 1 (7.14%) SIEM
4 1 (7.14%) Reverse Engineering
4 1 (7.14%) OOP
4 1 (7.14%) OO
4 1 (7.14%) OOD
4 1 (7.14%) Configuration Management
4 1 (7.14%) Information Security
4 1 (7.14%) Ethical Hacking
4 1 (7.14%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) PL/SQL
1 4 (28.57%) SQL
2 1 (7.14%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) MCSE
1 1 (7.14%) CCNA
1 1 (7.14%) CISSP
1 1 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (7.14%) SSCP
1 1 (7.14%) GIAC
1 1 (7.14%) GCIH
1 1 (7.14%) CEH
1 1 (7.14%) GPEN
System Software
1 5 (35.71%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.14%) VMware ESX
2 1 (7.14%) Snort
2 1 (7.14%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 1 (7.14%) OPNET
Vendors
1 10 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 4 (28.57%) Citrix
2 4 (28.57%) VMware
3 3 (21.43%) Oracle
3 3 (21.43%) Business Objects
3 3 (21.43%) SAP
3 3 (21.43%) Cognos
4 1 (7.14%) Cisco
4 1 (7.14%) Altiris
4 1 (7.14%) ArcSight
4 1 (7.14%) LogLogic
4 1 (7.14%) Sun
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