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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 1 5 11
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +6
Contract jobs citing Windows 32 11 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in County Antrim 32.99% 17.46% 12.34%
As % of the Operating Systems category 71.11% 64.71% 43.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 4
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£103 £280 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-63.39% +24.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £93 £256 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £108 £280 £243
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £290 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.62% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 4
Average hourly rate £16.16 - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- -9.37%
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
45 17 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in County Antrim 46.39% 26.98% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 5 18
Average daily rate £168 £280 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-40.17% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £97 £250 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £300 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £307 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.93% -5.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 4
Average hourly rate £16.16 - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -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
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
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 30 January 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +4 31 £103 -63.39% 6
Windows
Northern Ireland

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in County Antrim

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 23 (47.92%) Linux
2 21 (43.75%) UNIX
2 21 (43.75%) Microsoft
3 16 (33.33%) Firewall
4 15 (31.25%) Solaris
5 14 (29.17%) ITIL
5 14 (29.17%) Analytical Skills
6 13 (27.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 13 (27.08%) Sun
7 11 (22.92%) Validation
7 11 (22.92%) Load Balancing
7 11 (22.92%) DMZ
7 11 (22.92%) Windows 7
7 11 (22.92%) Reverse Proxy
8 10 (20.83%) DNS
9 9 (18.75%) TIBCO
10 8 (16.67%) Middleware
10 8 (16.67%) TCP/IP
10 8 (16.67%) Active Directory
10 8 (16.67%) Java
10 8 (16.67%) PowerShell
10 8 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
11 7 (14.58%) SC Cleared
11 7 (14.58%) Security Cleared
11 7 (14.58%) MS Office
11 7 (14.58%) MS Exchange
11 7 (14.58%) Cisco
11 7 (14.58%) Windows Server 2003
11 7 (14.58%) Change Management
12 6 (12.50%) Mentoring

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in County Antrim by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 7 (14.58%) MS Exchange
2 5 (10.42%) WebSphere
2 5 (10.42%) WebLogic
3 4 (8.33%) WebSphere Application Server
3 4 (8.33%) TIBCO EMS
4 3 (6.25%) Lync
4 3 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (6.25%) IIS
5 1 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (2.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (2.08%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.08%) Apache
Applications
1 7 (14.58%) MS Office
2 1 (2.08%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.17%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.17%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (4.17%) Oracle General Ledger
Communications & Networking
1 16 (33.33%) Firewall
2 11 (22.92%) DMZ
2 11 (22.92%) Reverse Proxy
3 10 (20.83%) DNS
4 8 (16.67%) TCP/IP
5 5 (10.42%) Wireshark
5 5 (10.42%) Intrusion Detection
5 5 (10.42%) SSL
5 5 (10.42%) DHCP
5 5 (10.42%) FTP
5 5 (10.42%) HTTP
6 4 (8.33%) LAN
7 3 (6.25%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.17%) Crystal Reports
2 2 (4.17%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (4.17%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (4.17%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (4.17%) Oracle BI EE
2 2 (4.17%) Oracle Database
2 2 (4.17%) Cognos Framework Manager
3 1 (2.08%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.08%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 4 (8.33%) Subversion
1 4 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (8.33%) Git (software)
1 4 (8.33%) Hudson
1 4 (8.33%) Jenkins
2 2 (4.17%) TeamCity
General
1 5 (10.42%) Finance
2 4 (8.33%) Investment Banking
2 4 (8.33%) Banking
3 2 (4.17%) General Ledger
4 1 (2.08%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 12 (25.00%) Desktop Support
2 7 (14.58%) Operations Engineer
2 7 (14.58%) Analyst
2 7 (14.58%) Support Engineer
3 6 (12.50%) Middleware Engineer
4 5 (10.42%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 5 (10.42%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (4.17%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 2 (4.17%) NOC Engineer
5 2 (4.17%) Desktop Analyst
5 2 (4.17%) Support Analyst
5 2 (4.17%) IT Technician
5 2 (4.17%) Windows Engineer
5 2 (4.17%) Automation Engineer
6 1 (2.08%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (2.08%) IT Support
6 1 (2.08%) Network Operations Engineer
6 1 (2.08%) Operations Manager
6 1 (2.08%) Junior
6 1 (2.08%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (16.67%) Middleware
2 5 (10.42%) SailPoint
3 3 (6.25%) XML
4 2 (4.17%) SOAP
5 1 (2.08%) Ext JS
5 1 (2.08%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (2.08%) Java EE
5 1 (2.08%) FpML
5 1 (2.08%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (29.17%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (10.42%) Management Information System
3 4 (8.33%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.08%) iPad
4 1 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.08%) Algorithms
4 1 (2.08%) Reference Data
4 1 (2.08%) Fixed Income
4 1 (2.08%) Equities
4 1 (2.08%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.08%) Derivative
4 1 (2.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (2.08%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.08%) EPoS
4 1 (2.08%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 23 (47.92%) Linux
2 21 (43.75%) UNIX
3 15 (31.25%) Solaris
4 13 (27.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (22.92%) Windows 7
6 8 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (14.58%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (4.17%) Windows XP
10 1 (2.08%) Apple iOS
10 1 (2.08%) Windows Phone
10 1 (2.08%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (2.08%) Android
10 1 (2.08%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (29.17%) ITIL
2 11 (22.92%) Validation
2 11 (22.92%) Load Balancing
3 7 (14.58%) Change Management
4 6 (12.50%) Mentoring
5 5 (10.42%) SIEM
5 5 (10.42%) Vulnerability Management
5 5 (10.42%) Problem Management
5 5 (10.42%) Reverse Engineering
5 5 (10.42%) Identity Management
5 5 (10.42%) Information Security
5 5 (10.42%) Ethical Hacking
5 5 (10.42%) Penetration Testing
6 4 (8.33%) OO
7 3 (6.25%) Kalman Filter
7 3 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (4.17%) OOP
8 2 (4.17%) ETL
8 2 (4.17%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (4.17%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 8 (16.67%) Java
1 8 (16.67%) PowerShell
2 4 (8.33%) SQL
2 4 (8.33%) Shell Script
3 3 (6.25%) JavaScript
4 2 (4.17%) PL/SQL
4 2 (4.17%) VBScript
5 1 (2.08%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (14.58%) SC Cleared
1 7 (14.58%) Security Cleared
2 5 (10.42%) GPEN
2 5 (10.42%) GIAC
2 5 (10.42%) CEH
2 5 (10.42%) GCIH
2 5 (10.42%) SSCP
2 5 (10.42%) CCNA
2 5 (10.42%) CISSP
2 5 (10.42%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (10.42%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (4.17%) Degree
4 1 (2.08%) A+ Certification
4 1 (2.08%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.08%) MCSE
4 1 (2.08%) MCSA
System Software
1 8 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 5 (10.42%) Snort
3 2 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (10.42%) OPNET
2 4 (8.33%) Tivoli
3 2 (4.17%) WMI
3 2 (4.17%) HP Operations Orchestration
4 1 (2.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 21 (43.75%) Microsoft
2 13 (27.08%) Sun
3 9 (18.75%) TIBCO
4 7 (14.58%) Cisco
5 5 (10.42%) ArcSight
5 5 (10.42%) LogLogic
6 4 (8.33%) IBM
6 4 (8.33%) VMware
6 4 (8.33%) CollabNet
7 3 (6.25%) Citrix
8 2 (4.17%) SAP
8 2 (4.17%) Oracle
8 2 (4.17%) Business Objects
8 2 (4.17%) Cognos
8 2 (4.17%) Red Hat
8 2 (4.17%) Reuters
8 2 (4.17%) Bloomberg
8 2 (4.17%) HP
8 2 (4.17%) Infoblox
8 2 (4.17%) Cyber-Ark