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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 8 2 23
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +21
Contract jobs citing Windows 15 20 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 15.00% 24.39% 4.87%
As % of the Operating Systems category 36.59% 55.56% 28.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 0
Average daily rate
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£208 £188 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.66% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 2
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.25 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.63% -12.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.85 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-4.19% +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
41 36 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 41.00% 43.90% 16.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 15 23
Average daily rate £225 £280 £278
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.64% +0.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £97 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £400 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £309
% change year-on-year
+7.93% +1.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 2
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -22.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 (46.81%) UNIX
1 22 (46.81%) Microsoft
2 19 (40.43%) Linux
3 18 (38.30%) ITIL
3 18 (38.30%) Firewall
4 16 (34.04%) Solaris
5 14 (29.79%) Sun
5 14 (29.79%) Load Balancing
6 13 (27.66%) DMZ
6 13 (27.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 13 (27.66%) Analytical Skills
7 12 (25.53%) Windows 7
7 12 (25.53%) DNS
7 12 (25.53%) Validation
8 11 (23.40%) PowerShell
8 11 (23.40%) Windows Server 2008
8 11 (23.40%) Reverse Proxy
9 9 (19.15%) Change Management
9 9 (19.15%) Windows Server 2003
9 9 (19.15%) MS Office
10 8 (17.02%) Java
10 8 (17.02%) Middleware
10 8 (17.02%) TCP/IP
11 7 (14.89%) Active Directory
11 7 (14.89%) Shell Script
11 7 (14.89%) IIS
12 6 (12.77%) Cisco
12 6 (12.77%) Problem Management
12 6 (12.77%) SC Cleared
12 6 (12.77%) Security Cleared

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 (14.89%) IIS
2 4 (8.51%) WebSphere
2 4 (8.51%) MS Exchange
2 4 (8.51%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (4.26%) Lync
4 1 (2.13%) Apache
4 1 (2.13%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (2.13%) IBM HTTP Server
4 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 9 (19.15%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.26%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (4.26%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.26%) Oracle General Ledger
Communications & Networking
1 18 (38.30%) Firewall
2 13 (27.66%) DMZ
3 12 (25.53%) DNS
4 11 (23.40%) Reverse Proxy
5 8 (17.02%) TCP/IP
6 5 (10.64%) SSL
6 5 (10.64%) LAN
6 5 (10.64%) DHCP
6 5 (10.64%) FTP
6 5 (10.64%) HTTP
6 5 (10.64%) Intrusion Detection
6 5 (10.64%) Wireshark
7 3 (6.38%) LDAP
8 1 (2.13%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.38%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.26%) Crystal Reports
2 2 (4.26%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (4.26%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (4.26%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (4.26%) Oracle BI EE
2 2 (4.26%) Oracle Database
2 2 (4.26%) Cognos Framework Manager
3 1 (2.13%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Ant
General
1 3 (6.38%) Finance
2 2 (4.26%) General Ledger
3 1 (2.13%) Front Office
3 1 (2.13%) Law
3 1 (2.13%) Banking
3 1 (2.13%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (25.53%) Desktop Support
2 8 (17.02%) Operations Engineer
3 7 (14.89%) Analyst
4 6 (12.77%) Middleware Engineer
5 5 (10.64%) Support Engineer
5 5 (10.64%) Desktop Engineer
6 4 (8.51%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 3 (6.38%) Systems Engineer
8 2 (4.26%) Support Analyst
8 2 (4.26%) Desktop Support Analyst
8 2 (4.26%) Automation Engineer
8 2 (4.26%) Windows Engineer
8 2 (4.26%) Desktop Analyst
8 2 (4.26%) NOC Engineer
9 1 (2.13%) Senior Desktop Engineer
9 1 (2.13%) Sun Engineer
9 1 (2.13%) Deployment Engineer
9 1 (2.13%) IT Support
9 1 (2.13%) IT Technician
9 1 (2.13%) Network Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (17.02%) Middleware
2 5 (10.64%) SailPoint
3 3 (6.38%) .NET Framework
3 3 (6.38%) .NET
4 2 (4.26%) SOAP
4 2 (4.26%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (27.66%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (10.64%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.26%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.13%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.13%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.13%) EPoS
4 1 (2.13%) Thin Client
4 1 (2.13%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.13%) Fat Client
4 1 (2.13%) Visualisation
4 1 (2.13%) iPad
4 1 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 22 (46.81%) UNIX
2 19 (40.43%) Linux
3 16 (34.04%) Solaris
4 13 (27.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 12 (25.53%) Windows 7
6 11 (23.40%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (19.15%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (4.26%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (2.13%) Windows Vista
9 1 (2.13%) Windows 2000
9 1 (2.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (38.30%) ITIL
2 14 (29.79%) Load Balancing
3 12 (25.53%) Validation
4 9 (19.15%) Change Management
5 6 (12.77%) Problem Management
6 5 (10.64%) Reverse Engineering
6 5 (10.64%) SIEM
6 5 (10.64%) Vulnerability Management
6 5 (10.64%) Mentoring
6 5 (10.64%) Information Security
6 5 (10.64%) Ethical Hacking
6 5 (10.64%) Penetration Testing
6 5 (10.64%) Identity Management
7 4 (8.51%) Migration
8 3 (6.38%) OO
8 3 (6.38%) Performance Analysis
8 3 (6.38%) Kalman Filter
9 2 (4.26%) Performance Tuning
9 2 (4.26%) Data Migration
9 2 (4.26%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 11 (23.40%) PowerShell
2 8 (17.02%) Java
3 7 (14.89%) Shell Script
4 5 (10.64%) VBScript
5 4 (8.51%) SQL
6 2 (4.26%) PL/SQL
6 2 (4.26%) JavaScript
7 1 (2.13%) Perl
7 1 (2.13%) Python
7 1 (2.13%) Jython
Qualifications
1 6 (12.77%) SC Cleared
1 6 (12.77%) Security Cleared
2 5 (10.64%) GPEN
2 5 (10.64%) SSCP
2 5 (10.64%) GIAC
2 5 (10.64%) GCIH
2 5 (10.64%) CEH
2 5 (10.64%) CCNA
2 5 (10.64%) CISSP
2 5 (10.64%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (10.64%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (4.26%) A+ Certification
3 2 (4.26%) MCSE
4 1 (2.13%) MCSA
4 1 (2.13%) CCA
4 1 (2.13%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (2.13%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.13%) Degree
4 1 (2.13%) MCP
System Software
1 7 (14.89%) Active Directory
2 5 (10.64%) Snort
3 2 (4.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.26%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (10.64%) OPNET
2 4 (8.51%) Tivoli
3 2 (4.26%) WMI
3 2 (4.26%) HP Operations Orchestration
4 1 (2.13%) SCCM
4 1 (2.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 22 (46.81%) Microsoft
2 14 (29.79%) Sun
3 6 (12.77%) Cisco
4 5 (10.64%) TIBCO
4 5 (10.64%) ArcSight
4 5 (10.64%) LogLogic
5 4 (8.51%) Citrix
5 4 (8.51%) VMware
5 4 (8.51%) IBM
6 3 (6.38%) F5
7 2 (4.26%) Cyber-Ark
7 2 (4.26%) HP
7 2 (4.26%) Oracle
7 2 (4.26%) Business Objects
7 2 (4.26%) SAP
7 2 (4.26%) Cognos
7 2 (4.26%) Infoblox
7 2 (4.26%) Red Hat
8 1 (2.13%) Reuters
8 1 (2.13%) Bloomberg
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