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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 2 7 4
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows 32 8 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 30.48% 12.31% 19.51%
As % of the Operating Systems category 69.57% 50.00% 65.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 9
Average daily rate
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£200 £250 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £101 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 2
Average hourly rate £16.16 £13.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.70% -22.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.81 £15.00 £16.16
% change year-on-year
-1.28% -7.14%
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
46 16 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 43.81% 24.62% 29.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 5 18
Average daily rate £250 £260 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £105 £250 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £323 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 2
Average hourly rate £16.16 £13.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.70% -22.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -14.28%

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 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 24 (57.14%) Linux
2 21 (50.00%) UNIX
3 17 (40.48%) Firewall
4 15 (35.71%) Solaris
5 14 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 14 (33.33%) Sun
5 14 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
6 13 (30.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (26.19%) DMZ
7 11 (26.19%) ITIL
7 11 (26.19%) Validation
7 11 (26.19%) Load Balancing
7 11 (26.19%) Reverse Proxy
8 10 (23.81%) DNS
9 9 (21.43%) TIBCO
10 8 (19.05%) Middleware
10 8 (19.05%) TCP/IP
10 8 (19.05%) Java
10 8 (19.05%) PowerShell
10 8 (19.05%) Windows 7
11 7 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
11 7 (16.67%) Mentoring
11 7 (16.67%) Cisco
11 7 (16.67%) Active Directory
12 6 (14.29%) CCNA
12 6 (14.29%) CISSP
12 6 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
12 6 (14.29%) FTP
12 6 (14.29%) HTTP
12 6 (14.29%) SSCP

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 6 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 5 (11.90%) WebLogic
2 5 (11.90%) WebSphere
3 4 (9.52%) TIBCO EMS
3 4 (9.52%) WebSphere Application Server
4 3 (7.14%) Lync
4 3 (7.14%) IIS
5 2 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (2.38%) Apache
6 1 (2.38%) SharePoint
6 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (2.38%) MS Office
1 1 (2.38%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (4.76%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.76%) Oracle General Ledger
Communications & Networking
1 17 (40.48%) Firewall
2 11 (26.19%) Reverse Proxy
2 11 (26.19%) DMZ
3 10 (23.81%) DNS
4 8 (19.05%) TCP/IP
5 6 (14.29%) SSL
5 6 (14.29%) FTP
5 6 (14.29%) HTTP
5 6 (14.29%) Intrusion Detection
5 6 (14.29%) Wireshark
6 4 (9.52%) DHCP
7 3 (7.14%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.76%) Crystal Reports
2 2 (4.76%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (4.76%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (4.76%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (4.76%) Oracle BI EE
2 2 (4.76%) Oracle Database
2 2 (4.76%) Cognos Framework Manager
3 1 (2.38%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.38%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 4 (9.52%) Git (software)
1 4 (9.52%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (9.52%) Hudson
1 4 (9.52%) Jenkins
1 4 (9.52%) Subversion
2 2 (4.76%) TeamCity
General
1 4 (9.52%) Finance
2 3 (7.14%) Banking
2 3 (7.14%) Investment Banking
3 2 (4.76%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 7 (16.67%) Operations Engineer
2 6 (14.29%) Middleware Engineer
2 6 (14.29%) Support Engineer
3 5 (11.90%) Analyst
3 5 (11.90%) Desktop Support
4 4 (9.52%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 4 (9.52%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) Windows Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) NOC Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) Automation Engineer
6 1 (2.38%) Network Operations Engineer
6 1 (2.38%) Sun Engineer
6 1 (2.38%) IT Security Engineer
6 1 (2.38%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (2.38%) IT Support
6 1 (2.38%) IT Technician
6 1 (2.38%) Junior
6 1 (2.38%) Team Leader
6 1 (2.38%) IT Support Engineer
6 1 (2.38%) Java Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (19.05%) Middleware
2 5 (11.90%) SailPoint
3 3 (7.14%) XML
4 2 (4.76%) SOAP
5 1 (2.38%) HTML
5 1 (2.38%) FpML
5 1 (2.38%) Java EE
5 1 (2.38%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (2.38%) Ext JS
Miscellaneous
1 14 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (14.29%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.76%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.38%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.38%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (2.38%) EPoS
4 1 (2.38%) Fixed Income
4 1 (2.38%) Equities
4 1 (2.38%) Derivative
4 1 (2.38%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.38%) Reference Data
4 1 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.38%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 24 (57.14%) Linux
2 21 (50.00%) UNIX
3 15 (35.71%) Solaris
4 13 (30.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (19.05%) Windows 7
6 7 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (2.38%) Windows Phone
9 1 (2.38%) Apple iOS
9 1 (2.38%) Android
9 1 (2.38%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (2.38%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (26.19%) ITIL
1 11 (26.19%) Validation
1 11 (26.19%) Load Balancing
2 7 (16.67%) Mentoring
3 6 (14.29%) Reverse Engineering
3 6 (14.29%) SIEM
3 6 (14.29%) Vulnerability Management
3 6 (14.29%) Information Security
3 6 (14.29%) Ethical Hacking
3 6 (14.29%) Penetration Testing
4 5 (11.90%) Identity Management
5 4 (9.52%) OO
6 3 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (7.14%) Kalman Filter
7 2 (4.76%) Coaching
7 2 (4.76%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (4.76%) Enterprise Architecture
7 2 (4.76%) ETL
7 2 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (4.76%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (19.05%) Java
1 8 (19.05%) PowerShell
2 4 (9.52%) Shell Script
2 4 (9.52%) SQL
3 3 (7.14%) JavaScript
4 2 (4.76%) PL/SQL
4 2 (4.76%) VBScript
5 1 (2.38%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (14.29%) CCNA
1 6 (14.29%) CISSP
1 6 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
1 6 (14.29%) SSCP
1 6 (14.29%) GIAC
1 6 (14.29%) GCIH
1 6 (14.29%) CEH
1 6 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 6 (14.29%) Security Cleared
1 6 (14.29%) GPEN
2 2 (4.76%) Degree
2 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.38%) A+ Certification
3 1 (2.38%) MCSE
System Software
1 7 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 6 (14.29%) Snort
3 2 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.76%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (14.29%) OPNET
2 4 (9.52%) Tivoli
3 2 (4.76%) WMI
3 2 (4.76%) HP Operations Orchestration
4 1 (2.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 14 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 14 (33.33%) Sun
2 9 (21.43%) TIBCO
3 7 (16.67%) Cisco
4 6 (14.29%) ArcSight
4 6 (14.29%) LogLogic
5 5 (11.90%) VMware
6 4 (9.52%) CollabNet
6 4 (9.52%) IBM
7 3 (7.14%) Citrix
8 2 (4.76%) Red Hat
8 2 (4.76%) Infoblox
8 2 (4.76%) HP
8 2 (4.76%) Oracle
8 2 (4.76%) Business Objects
8 2 (4.76%) SAP
8 2 (4.76%) Cognos
8 2 (4.76%) Cyber-Ark
9 1 (2.38%) Tableau
9 1 (2.38%) Actimize