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 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 3 3 23
Rank change year-on-year
0 +20
Contract jobs citing Windows 27 17 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in County Antrim 27.84% 22.97% 4.73%
As % of the Operating Systems category 62.79% 68.00% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 0
Average daily rate
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£105 £188 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-44.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Average hourly rate £12.50 £13.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% -22.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -3.22%
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
43 25 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in County Antrim 44.33% 33.78% 16.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 12 13
Average daily rate £178 £234 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.06% -22.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £95 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £383 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Average hourly rate £12.50 £13.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% -22.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
- -4.32%

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 February 2015.

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 27 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 0 26 £105 -44.00% 6
Windows
Northern Ireland

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in County Antrim

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 24 (48.00%) Microsoft
2 23 (46.00%) Linux
3 21 (42.00%) UNIX
4 16 (32.00%) Firewall
5 15 (30.00%) Solaris
5 15 (30.00%) ITIL
6 14 (28.00%) Analytical Skills
7 13 (26.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 13 (26.00%) Sun
8 12 (24.00%) Load Balancing
9 11 (22.00%) Validation
9 11 (22.00%) DMZ
9 11 (22.00%) Reverse Proxy
10 10 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
10 10 (20.00%) Windows 7
10 10 (20.00%) DNS
11 9 (18.00%) TIBCO
11 9 (18.00%) Change Management
11 9 (18.00%) PowerShell
12 8 (16.00%) Middleware
12 8 (16.00%) Windows Server 2003
12 8 (16.00%) TCP/IP
12 8 (16.00%) MS Office
12 8 (16.00%) Java
13 7 (14.00%) Cisco
13 7 (14.00%) Active Directory
13 7 (14.00%) SC Cleared
13 7 (14.00%) Security Cleared
14 6 (12.00%) Problem Management
14 6 (12.00%) Mentoring

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in County Antrim by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 5 (10.00%) WebLogic
1 5 (10.00%) MS Exchange
1 5 (10.00%) WebSphere
2 4 (8.00%) TIBCO EMS
2 4 (8.00%) WebSphere Application Server
2 4 (8.00%) IIS
3 2 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (4.00%) Lync
4 1 (2.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (2.00%) Apache
4 1 (2.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (16.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.00%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (4.00%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.00%) Oracle General Ledger
Communications & Networking
1 16 (32.00%) Firewall
2 11 (22.00%) DMZ
2 11 (22.00%) Reverse Proxy
3 10 (20.00%) DNS
4 8 (16.00%) TCP/IP
5 6 (12.00%) LAN
6 5 (10.00%) DHCP
6 5 (10.00%) FTP
6 5 (10.00%) HTTP
6 5 (10.00%) SSL
6 5 (10.00%) Intrusion Detection
6 5 (10.00%) Wireshark
7 3 (6.00%) LDAP
8 1 (2.00%) SAN
8 1 (2.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.00%) Crystal Reports
2 2 (4.00%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (4.00%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (4.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (4.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (4.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (4.00%) Oracle BI EE
2 2 (4.00%) Oracle Database
2 2 (4.00%) Cognos Framework Manager
3 1 (2.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (2.00%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 4 (8.00%) Git (software)
1 4 (8.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (8.00%) Hudson
1 4 (8.00%) Jenkins
1 4 (8.00%) Subversion
2 2 (4.00%) TeamCity
General
1 5 (10.00%) Finance
2 4 (8.00%) Banking
2 4 (8.00%) Investment Banking
3 2 (4.00%) General Ledger
4 1 (2.00%) Law
4 1 (2.00%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 13 (26.00%) Desktop Support
2 7 (14.00%) Analyst
2 7 (14.00%) Operations Engineer
3 6 (12.00%) Middleware Engineer
3 6 (12.00%) Support Engineer
4 5 (10.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 5 (10.00%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (4.00%) Support Analyst
5 2 (4.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 2 (4.00%) Automation Engineer
5 2 (4.00%) Windows Engineer
5 2 (4.00%) IT Support
5 2 (4.00%) IT Technician
5 2 (4.00%) Desktop Analyst
5 2 (4.00%) NOC Engineer
6 1 (2.00%) Sun Engineer
6 1 (2.00%) Deployment Engineer
6 1 (2.00%) Release Engineer
6 1 (2.00%) Network Operations Engineer
6 1 (2.00%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (16.00%) Middleware
2 5 (10.00%) SailPoint
3 3 (6.00%) XML
4 2 (4.00%) SOAP
5 1 (2.00%) HTML
5 1 (2.00%) .NET
5 1 (2.00%) FpML
5 1 (2.00%) .NET Framework
5 1 (2.00%) Java EE
5 1 (2.00%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (2.00%) Ext JS
Miscellaneous
1 14 (28.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (10.00%) Management Information System
3 3 (6.00%) Blackberry
4 2 (4.00%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.00%) Reference Data
5 1 (2.00%) iPad
5 1 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.00%) Algorithms
5 1 (2.00%) Mainframe
5 1 (2.00%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (2.00%) EPoS
5 1 (2.00%) Fixed Income
5 1 (2.00%) Equities
5 1 (2.00%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 23 (46.00%) Linux
2 21 (42.00%) UNIX
3 15 (30.00%) Solaris
4 13 (26.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (20.00%) Windows 7
5 10 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (16.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (6.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (4.00%) Windows XP
9 1 (2.00%) Windows Vista
9 1 (2.00%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (30.00%) ITIL
2 12 (24.00%) Load Balancing
3 11 (22.00%) Validation
4 9 (18.00%) Change Management
5 6 (12.00%) Problem Management
5 6 (12.00%) Mentoring
6 5 (10.00%) Vulnerability Management
6 5 (10.00%) Reverse Engineering
6 5 (10.00%) SIEM
6 5 (10.00%) Information Security
6 5 (10.00%) Ethical Hacking
6 5 (10.00%) Penetration Testing
6 5 (10.00%) Identity Management
7 4 (8.00%) OO
8 3 (6.00%) Migration
8 3 (6.00%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (6.00%) Kalman Filter
9 2 (4.00%) Performance Tuning
9 2 (4.00%) Enterprise Architecture
9 2 (4.00%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 9 (18.00%) PowerShell
2 8 (16.00%) Java
3 5 (10.00%) SQL
3 5 (10.00%) Shell Script
4 3 (6.00%) VBScript
4 3 (6.00%) JavaScript
5 2 (4.00%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (14.00%) SC Cleared
1 7 (14.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (10.00%) GPEN
2 5 (10.00%) CCNA
2 5 (10.00%) CISSP
2 5 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (10.00%) SSCP
2 5 (10.00%) GIAC
2 5 (10.00%) GCIH
2 5 (10.00%) CEH
3 4 (8.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (4.00%) Degree
5 1 (2.00%) A+ Certification
5 1 (2.00%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (2.00%) MCSA
5 1 (2.00%) VCP4
System Software
1 7 (14.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (10.00%) Snort
3 2 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (10.00%) OPNET
2 4 (8.00%) Tivoli
3 2 (4.00%) WMI
3 2 (4.00%) HP Operations Orchestration
Vendors
1 24 (48.00%) Microsoft
2 13 (26.00%) Sun
3 9 (18.00%) TIBCO
4 7 (14.00%) Cisco
5 5 (10.00%) ArcSight
5 5 (10.00%) LogLogic
6 4 (8.00%) IBM
6 4 (8.00%) VMware
6 4 (8.00%) CollabNet
7 3 (6.00%) Citrix
8 2 (4.00%) Red Hat
8 2 (4.00%) Reuters
8 2 (4.00%) Bloomberg
8 2 (4.00%) Infoblox
8 2 (4.00%) HP
8 2 (4.00%) Oracle
8 2 (4.00%) Business Objects
8 2 (4.00%) SAP
8 2 (4.00%) Cognos
8 2 (4.00%) Cyber-Ark