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 19 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 3 10 4
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -6
Contract jobs citing Windows 33 8 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in County Antrim 30.84% 9.88% 19.76%
As % of the Operating Systems category 68.75% 47.06% 68.75%
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 £310 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 2
Average hourly rate £13.58 £13.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.59% -22.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.81 £14.75 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+0.38% -7.81%
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
48 17 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in County Antrim 44.86% 20.99% 28.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 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 £398 £323 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 2
Average hourly rate £11.00 £13.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.51% -22.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.85 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+5.66% -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 19 December 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
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 19 December 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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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 +6 32 £200 -20.00% 6
Windows
Northern Ireland

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in County Antrim

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 24 (54.55%) Linux
2 21 (47.73%) UNIX
3 17 (38.64%) Firewall
4 16 (36.36%) Microsoft
5 15 (34.09%) Solaris
6 14 (31.82%) Sun
6 14 (31.82%) Analytical Skills
7 13 (29.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 11 (25.00%) Reverse Proxy
8 11 (25.00%) DMZ
8 11 (25.00%) ITIL
8 11 (25.00%) Validation
8 11 (25.00%) Load Balancing
9 10 (22.73%) DNS
10 9 (20.45%) TIBCO
11 8 (18.18%) Middleware
11 8 (18.18%) TCP/IP
11 8 (18.18%) Cisco
11 8 (18.18%) Java
11 8 (18.18%) PowerShell
11 8 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
11 8 (18.18%) Windows 7
12 7 (15.91%) Mentoring
12 7 (15.91%) Active Directory
12 7 (15.91%) MS Exchange
12 7 (15.91%) Windows Server 2003
13 6 (13.64%) CISSP
13 6 (13.64%) Cisco Certification
13 6 (13.64%) FTP
13 6 (13.64%) HTTP

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in County Antrim by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 7 (15.91%) MS Exchange
2 5 (11.36%) WebSphere
2 5 (11.36%) WebLogic
3 4 (9.09%) WebSphere Application Server
3 4 (9.09%) TIBCO EMS
4 3 (6.82%) Lync
4 3 (6.82%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (6.82%) IIS
5 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (2.27%) Apache
5 1 (2.27%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.27%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.27%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.55%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.55%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (4.55%) Oracle General Ledger
Communications & Networking
1 17 (38.64%) Firewall
2 11 (25.00%) Reverse Proxy
2 11 (25.00%) DMZ
3 10 (22.73%) DNS
4 8 (18.18%) TCP/IP
5 6 (13.64%) FTP
5 6 (13.64%) HTTP
5 6 (13.64%) SSL
5 6 (13.64%) Intrusion Detection
5 6 (13.64%) Wireshark
6 4 (9.09%) DHCP
7 3 (6.82%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.55%) Crystal Reports
2 2 (4.55%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (4.55%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (4.55%) Oracle Database
2 2 (4.55%) Relational Database
2 2 (4.55%) Cognos Framework Manager
2 2 (4.55%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (4.55%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (2.27%) Data Mining
3 1 (2.27%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 4 (9.09%) Subversion
1 4 (9.09%) Hudson
1 4 (9.09%) Jenkins
1 4 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (9.09%) Git (software)
2 2 (4.55%) TeamCity
3 1 (2.27%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (9.09%) Finance
2 3 (6.82%) Investment Banking
2 3 (6.82%) Banking
3 2 (4.55%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 7 (15.91%) Operations Engineer
2 6 (13.64%) Support Engineer
2 6 (13.64%) Middleware Engineer
3 5 (11.36%) Analyst
3 5 (11.36%) Desktop Support
4 4 (9.09%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 4 (9.09%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (4.55%) NOC Engineer
5 2 (4.55%) Windows Engineer
5 2 (4.55%) IT Technician
5 2 (4.55%) Automation Engineer
6 1 (2.27%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (2.27%) Network Operations Engineer
6 1 (2.27%) IT Support
6 1 (2.27%) Software Developer
6 1 (2.27%) Consultant
6 1 (2.27%) Network Engineer
6 1 (2.27%) Customer Engineer
6 1 (2.27%) Operations Manager
6 1 (2.27%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (18.18%) Middleware
2 5 (11.36%) SailPoint
3 3 (6.82%) XML
4 2 (4.55%) SOAP
5 1 (2.27%) Ext JS
5 1 (2.27%) FpML
5 1 (2.27%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (2.27%) Java EE
5 1 (2.27%) HTML
5 1 (2.27%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 14 (31.82%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (13.64%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.55%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.27%) Reference Data
4 1 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.27%) Algorithms
4 1 (2.27%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.27%) Fixed Income
4 1 (2.27%) Equities
4 1 (2.27%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.27%) Derivative
4 1 (2.27%) EPoS
4 1 (2.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (2.27%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 24 (54.55%) Linux
2 21 (47.73%) UNIX
3 15 (34.09%) Solaris
4 13 (29.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (18.18%) Windows 7
6 7 (15.91%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (6.82%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (2.27%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (2.27%) Android
8 1 (2.27%) Apple iOS
8 1 (2.27%) Windows Phone
8 1 (2.27%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (25.00%) ITIL
1 11 (25.00%) Validation
1 11 (25.00%) Load Balancing
2 7 (15.91%) Mentoring
3 6 (13.64%) Ethical Hacking
3 6 (13.64%) Penetration Testing
3 6 (13.64%) Information Security
3 6 (13.64%) SIEM
3 6 (13.64%) Vulnerability Management
3 6 (13.64%) Reverse Engineering
4 5 (11.36%) Identity Management
5 4 (9.09%) OO
6 3 (6.82%) Kalman Filter
6 3 (6.82%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (4.55%) OOP
7 2 (4.55%) ETL
7 2 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (4.55%) Enterprise Architecture
7 2 (4.55%) Change Management
7 2 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 8 (18.18%) Java
1 8 (18.18%) PowerShell
2 4 (9.09%) SQL
2 4 (9.09%) Shell Script
3 3 (6.82%) JavaScript
4 2 (4.55%) PL/SQL
4 2 (4.55%) VBScript
5 1 (2.27%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (13.64%) CISSP
1 6 (13.64%) Cisco Certification
1 6 (13.64%) CCNA
1 6 (13.64%) GCIH
1 6 (13.64%) CEH
1 6 (13.64%) GIAC
1 6 (13.64%) SSCP
1 6 (13.64%) GPEN
1 6 (13.64%) SC Cleared
1 6 (13.64%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.82%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (4.55%) Degree
4 1 (2.27%) A+ Certification
4 1 (2.27%) MCSE
System Software
1 7 (15.91%) Active Directory
2 6 (13.64%) Snort
3 2 (4.55%) vSphere
3 2 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (13.64%) OPNET
2 4 (9.09%) Tivoli
3 2 (4.55%) WMI
3 2 (4.55%) HP Operations Orchestration
4 1 (2.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 16 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 14 (31.82%) Sun
3 9 (20.45%) TIBCO
4 8 (18.18%) Cisco
5 6 (13.64%) ArcSight
5 6 (13.64%) LogLogic
6 5 (11.36%) VMware
7 4 (9.09%) IBM
7 4 (9.09%) CollabNet
8 3 (6.82%) Citrix
9 2 (4.55%) Business Objects
9 2 (4.55%) SAP
9 2 (4.55%) Oracle
9 2 (4.55%) Cognos
9 2 (4.55%) Red Hat
9 2 (4.55%) HP
9 2 (4.55%) Cyber-Ark
9 2 (4.55%) Infoblox
10 1 (2.27%) Tableau
10 1 (2.27%) Actimize