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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 15 9 6
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows 14 12 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in County Antrim 10.77% 12.12% 15.19%
As % of the Operating Systems category 25.00% 27.27% 63.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 5
Average daily rate
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£200 £155 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.03% -48.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £137 £119 £192
10% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £191 £373
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £310 £310
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 2
Average hourly rate £25.00 £13.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+85.18% -10.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £14.50 £15.84
% change year-on-year
+8.48% -8.44%
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
56 44 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in County Antrim 43.08% 44.44% 24.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 20 9
Average daily rate £300 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £143 £200 £121
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £300 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.54% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 2
Average hourly rate £25.00 £13.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+85.18% -3.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.18 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.86% -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 21 October 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 21 October 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 -5 14 £200 +29.03% 4
Windows
Northern Ireland

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in County Antrim

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 12 (60.00%) Linux
2 9 (45.00%) Microsoft
3 7 (35.00%) DNS
3 7 (35.00%) UNIX
4 6 (30.00%) VMware
4 6 (30.00%) Mentoring
5 5 (25.00%) Reverse Engineering
5 5 (25.00%) ArcSight
5 5 (25.00%) LogLogic
5 5 (25.00%) SIEM
5 5 (25.00%) GPEN
5 5 (25.00%) Vulnerability Management
5 5 (25.00%) Ethical Hacking
5 5 (25.00%) CEH
5 5 (25.00%) Snort
5 5 (25.00%) Intrusion Detection
5 5 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
5 5 (25.00%) Wireshark
5 5 (25.00%) Firewall
5 5 (25.00%) Management Information System
5 5 (25.00%) OPNET
5 5 (25.00%) GIAC
5 5 (25.00%) Information Security
5 5 (25.00%) GCIH
5 5 (25.00%) SSCP
5 5 (25.00%) WebLogic
5 5 (25.00%) SSL
5 5 (25.00%) Cisco
5 5 (25.00%) FTP
5 5 (25.00%) HTTP

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in County Antrim by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 5 (25.00%) WebLogic
2 4 (20.00%) TIBCO EMS
3 2 (10.00%) MS Exchange
4 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (5.00%) WebSphere
4 1 (5.00%) Lync
4 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (35.00%) DNS
2 5 (25.00%) SSL
2 5 (25.00%) Firewall
2 5 (25.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 5 (25.00%) Wireshark
2 5 (25.00%) FTP
2 5 (25.00%) HTTP
2 5 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (10.00%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.00%) MS Access
2 1 (5.00%) Data Mining
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (5.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (20.00%) Git (software)
1 4 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (20.00%) Hudson
1 4 (20.00%) Jenkins
1 4 (20.00%) Subversion
2 2 (10.00%) TeamCity
3 1 (5.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (15.00%) Banking
1 3 (15.00%) Investment Banking
2 2 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (20.00%) Analyst
1 4 (20.00%) Administrator
2 2 (10.00%) Systems Administrator
2 2 (10.00%) Support Engineer
2 2 (10.00%) Automation Engineer
3 1 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (5.00%) Software Developer
3 1 (5.00%) Desktop Support
3 1 (5.00%) Junior
3 1 (5.00%) Developer
3 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (5.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (5.00%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (5.00%) Team Leader
3 1 (5.00%) Java Team Leader
3 1 (5.00%) Security Engineer
3 1 (5.00%) Exchange Administrator
3 1 (5.00%) Deployment Engineer
3 1 (5.00%) Release Engineer
3 1 (5.00%) Windows Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) XML
2 2 (10.00%) SOAP
3 1 (5.00%) HTML
3 1 (5.00%) .NET
3 1 (5.00%) FpML
3 1 (5.00%) Java EE
3 1 (5.00%) Ext JS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 3 (15.00%) Clustering
3 2 (10.00%) Blackberry
3 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (5.00%) Algorithms
4 1 (5.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (5.00%) Fixed Income
4 1 (5.00%) Equities
4 1 (5.00%) Derivative
4 1 (5.00%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 12 (60.00%) Linux
2 7 (35.00%) UNIX
3 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (10.00%) Solaris
4 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (5.00%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (5.00%) Windows XP
5 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (5.00%) Android
5 1 (5.00%) Windows 7
5 1 (5.00%) Apple iOS
5 1 (5.00%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (30.00%) Mentoring
2 5 (25.00%) Vulnerability Management
2 5 (25.00%) Reverse Engineering
2 5 (25.00%) SIEM
2 5 (25.00%) Information Security
2 5 (25.00%) Ethical Hacking
2 5 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
3 3 (15.00%) Knowledge Management
3 3 (15.00%) OO
3 3 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (15.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 3 (15.00%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (10.00%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (10.00%) Coaching
4 2 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (10.00%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (10.00%) OOP
5 1 (5.00%) Performance Management
5 1 (5.00%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (10.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (5.00%) Java
3 1 (5.00%) SQL
3 1 (5.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (25.00%) CCNA
1 5 (25.00%) CISSP
1 5 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (25.00%) SSCP
1 5 (25.00%) GIAC
1 5 (25.00%) GCIH
1 5 (25.00%) CEH
1 5 (25.00%) GPEN
2 1 (5.00%) MCSE
2 1 (5.00%) Degree
2 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 5 (25.00%) Snort
2 4 (20.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (10.00%) vSphere
4 1 (5.00%) VMware ESX
4 1 (5.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 5 (25.00%) OPNET
2 2 (10.00%) HP Operations Orchestration
3 1 (5.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 9 (45.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (30.00%) VMware
3 5 (25.00%) Sun
3 5 (25.00%) ArcSight
3 5 (25.00%) LogLogic
3 5 (25.00%) Cisco
4 4 (20.00%) CollabNet
4 4 (20.00%) Citrix
4 4 (20.00%) TIBCO
5 2 (10.00%) Red Hat
5 2 (10.00%) HP
5 2 (10.00%) Infoblox
5 2 (10.00%) Cyber-Ark
6 1 (5.00%) Reuters
6 1 (5.00%) Bloomberg
6 1 (5.00%) Actimize