The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Belfast region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 18 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows
County Antrim / Belfast
Rank 8 7 1
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -6
Contract jobs citing Windows 35 12 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 16.51% 15.58% 36.05%
As % of the Operating Systems category 42.17% 50.00% 79.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 12 7
Median daily rate £225 £331 £105
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.07% +215.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £143 £296 £93
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £449 £166
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.07% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 0 5
Median hourly rate £12.00 - £16.16
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 - £10.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 - £16.96
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%

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
83 24 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 39.15% 31.17% 45.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 18 13
Median daily rate £420 £351 £108
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.82% +226.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £308 £96
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £443 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 0 5
Median hourly rate £12.00 - £13.58
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 - £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 - £17.37
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Belfast region citing Windows as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 18 January 2017.

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 18 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Belfast region with a requirement for Windows.

1 22 (45.83%) Active Directory
2 17 (35.42%) MS Excel
2 17 (35.42%) Microsoft
3 13 (27.08%) MS Exchange
3 13 (27.08%) MS Office
4 10 (20.83%) C
4 10 (20.83%) Finance
4 10 (20.83%) Windows 7
4 10 (20.83%) Windows Server
5 9 (18.75%) C++
5 9 (18.75%) ITIL
6 8 (16.67%) SQL
6 8 (16.67%) SQL Server
7 7 (14.58%) Windows XP
7 7 (14.58%) VMware
7 7 (14.58%) Unit Testing
8 6 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
8 6 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
8 6 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (12.50%) VPN
8 6 (12.50%) Visual Studio
8 6 (12.50%) Internet
9 5 (10.42%) Symantec
9 5 (10.42%) Norton AntiVirus
9 5 (10.42%) Citrix
9 5 (10.42%) Linux
9 5 (10.42%) MS Project
9 5 (10.42%) SharePoint
9 5 (10.42%) UML

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 13 (27.08%) MS Exchange
2 6 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (10.42%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.08%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 17 (35.42%) MS Excel
2 13 (27.08%) MS Office
3 5 (10.42%) MS Project
4 4 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (8.33%) MS Visio
5 1 (2.08%) Acrobat
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.17%) Office 365
2 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (12.50%) Internet
1 6 (12.50%) VPN
2 2 (4.17%) LAN
2 2 (4.17%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.08%) DHCP
3 1 (2.08%) DNS
3 1 (2.08%) IP Telephony
3 1 (2.08%) SSH
3 1 (2.08%) WAN
3 1 (2.08%) WebEx
3 1 (2.08%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (12.50%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.08%) CppUnit
2 1 (2.08%) MSI
General
1 10 (20.83%) Finance
2 4 (8.33%) Banking
3 2 (4.17%) French Language
3 2 (4.17%) German Language
3 2 (4.17%) Italian Language
3 2 (4.17%) Spanish Language
3 2 (4.17%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.08%) Front Office
4 1 (2.08%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.08%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.08%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 16 (33.33%) IT Support
2 11 (22.92%) Analyst
3 9 (18.75%) C++ Developer
3 9 (18.75%) Developer
4 7 (14.58%) Support Officer
5 6 (12.50%) Support Engineer
6 5 (10.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (10.42%) IT Engineer
7 4 (8.33%) Support Analyst
8 3 (6.25%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 3 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support
8 3 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 3 (6.25%) Automation Analyst
8 3 (6.25%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 3 (6.25%) IT Support Engineer
9 2 (4.17%) Infrastructure Support
9 2 (4.17%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
9 2 (4.17%) IT Analyst
9 2 (4.17%) IT Support Analyst
9 2 (4.17%) Senior C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.25%) Middleware
2 1 (2.08%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 1 (2.08%) Core Data
2 1 (2.08%) STL
2 1 (2.08%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.42%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (4.17%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.08%) BYOD
3 1 (2.08%) Clustering
3 1 (2.08%) Equities
3 1 (2.08%) Fat Client
3 1 (2.08%) Smartphone
3 1 (2.08%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 10 (20.83%) Windows 7
1 10 (20.83%) Windows Server
2 7 (14.58%) Windows XP
3 6 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (10.42%) Linux
4 5 (10.42%) Windows 8
5 4 (8.33%) AIX
5 4 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (8.33%) Solaris
6 3 (6.25%) Windows 2000
7 2 (4.17%) Android
8 1 (2.08%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (18.75%) ITIL
2 7 (14.58%) Unit Testing
3 5 (10.42%) Asset Management
3 5 (10.42%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (10.42%) IT Asset Management
3 5 (10.42%) Network Architecture
3 5 (10.42%) UML
4 4 (8.33%) Configuration Management
5 3 (6.25%) Change Management
5 3 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (6.25%) Mobile Device Management
5 3 (6.25%) Multithreading
5 3 (6.25%) Project Management
5 3 (6.25%) Project Planning
5 3 (6.25%) Software Delivery
5 3 (6.25%) Software Distribution
6 2 (4.17%) Migration
6 2 (4.17%) Process Improvement
6 2 (4.17%) Software Testing
7 1 (2.08%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 10 (20.83%) C
2 9 (18.75%) C++
3 8 (16.67%) SQL
4 1 (2.08%) Java
4 1 (2.08%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.08%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (8.33%) Degree
2 3 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (6.25%) MCP
2 3 (6.25%) MCSE
2 3 (6.25%) MCTS
2 3 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.08%) A+ Certification
3 1 (2.08%) AWS Certification
3 1 (2.08%) CCNA
3 1 (2.08%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.08%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (45.83%) Active Directory
2 6 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (10.42%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.08%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (2.08%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (10.42%) Backup Exec
1 5 (10.42%) Norton AntiVirus
1 5 (10.42%) SCCM
1 5 (10.42%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 1 (2.08%) Ansible
2 1 (2.08%) Simpana
2 1 (2.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (2.08%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 17 (35.42%) Microsoft
2 7 (14.58%) VMware
3 5 (10.42%) Citrix
3 5 (10.42%) Polycom
3 5 (10.42%) Symantec
3 5 (10.42%) Veeam
4 2 (4.17%) Apple
4 2 (4.17%) ServiceNow
5 1 (2.08%) Avaya
5 1 (2.08%) Bloomberg
5 1 (2.08%) CA
5 1 (2.08%) Cisco
5 1 (2.08%) CommVault
5 1 (2.08%) MobileIron
5 1 (2.08%) Reuters