The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the County Antrim region that had IT Support featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IT Support
Northern Ireland / County Antrim
Rank 29 22 18
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -4
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support 12 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in County Antrim 5.31% 1.89% 5.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.48% 1.98% 5.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Median daily rate £221 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £145 £160 £140
% change year-on-year
-9.37% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 0 1
Median hourly rate £12.00 - £12.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.50 £13.50 £13.94
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -3.12%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the County Antrim region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
County Antrim
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
219 101 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in County Antrim 96.90% 95.28% 93.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 46 46
Median daily rate £360 £325 £215
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% +51.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £109 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £438 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 1 1
Median hourly rate £12.00 £40.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-70.00% +220.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.48 £16.85
% change year-on-year
-5.27% +9.64%

IT Support
Jobs Demand Trend in County Antrim

The demand trend of IT contracts across the County Antrim region that featured IT Support in the job title.

IT Support Jobs Demand Trend in County Antrim

IT Support
Daily Rate Trend in County Antrim

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing IT Support across the County Antrim region.

IT Support Daily Rate Trend in County Antrim

IT Support
Daily Rate Histogram in County Antrim

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IT Support across the County Antrim region over the 3 months to 27 February 2017.

IT Support Daily Rate Histogram in County Antrim

IT Support
Hourly Rate Trend in County Antrim

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing IT Support across the County Antrim region.

IT Support Hourly Rate Trend in County Antrim

IT Support
Contract Job Locations in County Antrim

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IT Support within the County Antrim region over the 3 months to 27 February 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Belfast -5 12 £221 -
IT Support
Northern Ireland

IT Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in County Antrim

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, IT Support contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the County Antrim region featuring IT Support in the job title.

1 17 (89.47%) Windows
2 13 (68.42%) MS Office
3 12 (63.16%) MS Excel
3 12 (63.16%) Microsoft
4 11 (57.89%) Active Directory
5 9 (47.37%) Windows Server
6 8 (42.11%) MS Exchange
7 5 (26.32%) Windows XP
8 4 (21.05%) ITIL
8 4 (21.05%) SCCM
9 3 (15.79%) Windows 7
9 3 (15.79%) Windows 2000
9 3 (15.79%) Citrix
10 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (10.53%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (10.53%) Configuration Management
10 2 (10.53%) MCSE
10 2 (10.53%) MCP
10 2 (10.53%) MCTS
10 2 (10.53%) French Language
10 2 (10.53%) German Language
10 2 (10.53%) Italian Language
10 2 (10.53%) Spanish Language
10 2 (10.53%) Finance
10 2 (10.53%) C
10 2 (10.53%) Driving Licence
10 2 (10.53%) Office 365
10 2 (10.53%) Software Distribution
10 2 (10.53%) Mobile Device Management
11 1 (5.26%) Virtual Desktop

IT Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in County Antrim 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 8 (42.11%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.26%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 13 (68.42%) MS Office
2 12 (63.16%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.53%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) LAN
1 1 (5.26%) Skype
1 1 (5.26%) WAN
General
1 2 (10.53%) Finance
1 2 (10.53%) French Language
1 2 (10.53%) German Language
1 2 (10.53%) Italian Language
1 2 (10.53%) Spanish Language
2 1 (5.26%) Multimedia
2 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Driving Licence
2 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.26%) Fat Client
2 1 (5.26%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 17 (89.47%) Windows
2 9 (47.37%) Windows Server
3 5 (26.32%) Windows XP
4 3 (15.79%) Windows 2000
4 3 (15.79%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (21.05%) ITIL
2 2 (10.53%) Configuration Management
2 2 (10.53%) Mobile Device Management
2 2 (10.53%) Software Distribution
3 1 (5.26%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.53%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) ITIL Certification
1 2 (10.53%) MCP
1 2 (10.53%) MCSE
1 2 (10.53%) MCTS
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.26%) Degree
System Software
1 11 (57.89%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.26%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.26%) XenApp
2 1 (5.26%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (21.05%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (63.16%) Microsoft
2 3 (15.79%) Citrix
3 1 (5.26%) AppSense
3 1 (5.26%) HP
3 1 (5.26%) ThinPrint
3 1 (5.26%) VMware
3 1 (5.26%) Wyse