The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the County Antrim region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 27 November 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 7 8 2
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -6
Contract jobs citing Windows 24 9 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in County Antrim 19.35% 10.98% 22.28%
As % of the Operating Systems category 46.15% 36.00% 73.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 11
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 £110 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £250 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £303
% change year-on-year
- -0.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 4
Average hourly rate £16.16 £13.50 £16.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.70% -19.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.40 £13.50 £14.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £13.50 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -6.45%
Windows
Northern Ireland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the County Antrim region.

Operating Systems Category
County Antrim
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
52 25 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in County Antrim 41.94% 30.49% 30.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 11 20
Average daily rate £250 £261 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.30% -12.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £129 £250 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £409 £300 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.76% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 4
Average hourly rate £13.58 £13.50 £16.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.59% -19.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £7.75 £13.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.25 £13.50 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in County Antrim

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the County Antrim region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in County Antrim

Windows
Daily Rate Trend in County Antrim

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

Windows Daily Rate Trend in County Antrim

Windows
Daily Rate Histogram in County Antrim

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the County Antrim region over the 3 months to 27 November 2014.

Windows Daily Rate Histogram in County Antrim

Windows
Hourly Rate Trend in County Antrim

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

Windows Hourly Rate Trend in County Antrim

Windows
Hourly Rate Histogram in County Antrim

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the County Antrim region over the 3 months to 27 November 2014.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in County Antrim

Windows
Contract Job Locations in County Antrim

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the County Antrim region over the 3 months to 27 November 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Belfast +1 23 £200 -20.00% 13
Windows
Northern Ireland

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in County Antrim

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the County Antrim 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 14 (48.28%) Linux
2 11 (37.93%) Microsoft
3 10 (34.48%) DNS
4 9 (31.03%) UNIX
5 8 (27.59%) TCP/IP
5 8 (27.59%) Cisco
6 7 (24.14%) Firewall
6 7 (24.14%) Sun
6 7 (24.14%) Mentoring
7 6 (20.69%) ArcSight
7 6 (20.69%) LogLogic
7 6 (20.69%) SIEM
7 6 (20.69%) GPEN
7 6 (20.69%) Vulnerability Management
7 6 (20.69%) CCNA
7 6 (20.69%) FTP
7 6 (20.69%) HTTP
7 6 (20.69%) MS Exchange
7 6 (20.69%) Management Information System
7 6 (20.69%) SSCP
7 6 (20.69%) SSL
7 6 (20.69%) CISSP
7 6 (20.69%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (20.69%) Information Security
7 6 (20.69%) GIAC
7 6 (20.69%) OPNET
7 6 (20.69%) GCIH
7 6 (20.69%) Snort
7 6 (20.69%) Intrusion Detection
7 6 (20.69%) Penetration Testing

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in County Antrim by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the County Antrim 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 (20.69%) MS Exchange
2 5 (17.24%) WebLogic
3 4 (13.79%) TIBCO EMS
4 3 (10.34%) Lync
4 3 (10.34%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (6.90%) IIS
6 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (3.45%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.45%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 10 (34.48%) DNS
2 8 (27.59%) TCP/IP
3 7 (24.14%) Firewall
4 6 (20.69%) FTP
4 6 (20.69%) HTTP
4 6 (20.69%) SSL
4 6 (20.69%) Intrusion Detection
4 6 (20.69%) Wireshark
5 4 (13.79%) DHCP
6 1 (3.45%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (3.45%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.79%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.45%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (3.45%) Data Mining
2 1 (3.45%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 4 (13.79%) Subversion
1 4 (13.79%) Git (software)
1 4 (13.79%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (13.79%) Hudson
1 4 (13.79%) Jenkins
2 2 (6.90%) TeamCity
3 1 (3.45%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (10.34%) Banking
1 3 (10.34%) Investment Banking
2 2 (6.90%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (17.24%) Analyst
2 4 (13.79%) Support Engineer
3 3 (10.34%) Desktop Support
4 2 (6.90%) NOC Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) IT Technician
4 2 (6.90%) Operations Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Automation Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Windows Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) IT Support
5 1 (3.45%) Middleware Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Network Operations Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Team Leader
5 1 (3.45%) IT Support Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Java Team Leader
5 1 (3.45%) Security Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Exchange Administrator
5 1 (3.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.34%) XML
2 2 (6.90%) SOAP
3 1 (3.45%) SailPoint
3 1 (3.45%) Ext JS
3 1 (3.45%) FIX Protocol
3 1 (3.45%) Java EE
3 1 (3.45%) FpML
3 1 (3.45%) Middleware
3 1 (3.45%) .NET
3 1 (3.45%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.69%) Management Information System
2 3 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.90%) Blackberry
4 1 (3.45%) Algorithms
4 1 (3.45%) Reference Data
4 1 (3.45%) Fixed Income
4 1 (3.45%) Equities
4 1 (3.45%) Derivative
4 1 (3.45%) Mainframe
4 1 (3.45%) EPoS
4 1 (3.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (3.45%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 14 (48.28%) Linux
2 9 (31.03%) UNIX
3 6 (20.69%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (20.69%) Windows 7
4 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (10.34%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (10.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (10.34%) Solaris
6 1 (3.45%) Windows Phone
6 1 (3.45%) Android
6 1 (3.45%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (3.45%) Apple iOS
6 1 (3.45%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (24.14%) Mentoring
2 6 (20.69%) SIEM
2 6 (20.69%) Vulnerability Management
2 6 (20.69%) Information Security
2 6 (20.69%) Penetration Testing
2 6 (20.69%) Ethical Hacking
2 6 (20.69%) Reverse Engineering
3 3 (10.34%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (10.34%) OO
4 2 (6.90%) OOP
4 2 (6.90%) Change Management
4 2 (6.90%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (6.90%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (6.90%) Coaching
5 1 (3.45%) People Management
5 1 (3.45%) Performance Management
5 1 (3.45%) Data Migration
5 1 (3.45%) Load Balancing
5 1 (3.45%) Validation
5 1 (3.45%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 4 (13.79%) PowerShell
2 3 (10.34%) JavaScript
3 2 (6.90%) Java
3 2 (6.90%) VBScript
4 1 (3.45%) Python
4 1 (3.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (20.69%) GPEN
1 6 (20.69%) CCNA
1 6 (20.69%) SSCP
1 6 (20.69%) CISSP
1 6 (20.69%) Cisco Certification
1 6 (20.69%) GIAC
1 6 (20.69%) GCIH
1 6 (20.69%) CEH
2 4 (13.79%) SC Cleared
2 4 (13.79%) Security Cleared
3 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (3.45%) Degree
4 1 (3.45%) A+ Certification
4 1 (3.45%) MCSE
System Software
1 6 (20.69%) Snort
2 3 (10.34%) Active Directory
3 2 (6.90%) vSphere
3 2 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (20.69%) OPNET
2 2 (6.90%) WMI
2 2 (6.90%) HP Operations Orchestration
3 1 (3.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 11 (37.93%) Microsoft
2 8 (27.59%) Cisco
3 7 (24.14%) Sun
4 6 (20.69%) ArcSight
4 6 (20.69%) LogLogic
5 5 (17.24%) VMware
5 5 (17.24%) TIBCO
6 4 (13.79%) CollabNet
7 3 (10.34%) Citrix
8 2 (6.90%) HP
8 2 (6.90%) Red Hat
8 2 (6.90%) Infoblox
8 2 (6.90%) Cyber-Ark
9 1 (3.45%) Actimize
9 1 (3.45%) Reuters
9 1 (3.45%) Bloomberg