The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the County Antrim region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 2 26 2
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -24
Contract jobs citing Windows 22 9 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in County Antrim 21.57% 3.90% 24.59%
As % of the Operating Systems category 56.41% 27.27% 78.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 9
Average daily rate £188 £375 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% +44.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £107 £375 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £386 £375 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Average hourly rate £15.25 - £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -6.25%
Operating Systems Category
County Antrim
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
39 33 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in County Antrim 38.24% 14.29% 31.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 25 12
Average daily rate £375 £300 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £99 £225 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £350 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Average hourly rate £13.50 - £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows
Northern Ireland

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Belfast +24 20 £188 -50.00% 5
Windows
Northern Ireland

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in County Antrim

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (38.71%) Microsoft
1 12 (38.71%) Windows 7
2 10 (32.26%) Oracle
2 10 (32.26%) SQL
3 8 (25.81%) Oracle Database 11g
3 8 (25.81%) Oracle Database
4 7 (22.58%) SQL Server
4 7 (22.58%) PL/SQL
4 7 (22.58%) Windows XP
4 7 (22.58%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (19.35%) UNIX
5 6 (19.35%) Oracle Reports
5 6 (19.35%) .NET
5 6 (19.35%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (19.35%) Migration
6 5 (16.13%) Finance
6 5 (16.13%) Altiris
7 4 (12.90%) Asset Management
7 4 (12.90%) Banking
7 4 (12.90%) C#
7 4 (12.90%) Solaris
7 4 (12.90%) Active Directory
8 3 (9.68%) Dell
8 3 (9.68%) BusinessObjects
8 3 (9.68%) Citrix
8 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (9.68%) SAN
8 3 (9.68%) Cognos
8 3 (9.68%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (9.68%) Oracle Database 10g

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in County Antrim by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 2 (6.45%) TIBCO EMS
2 1 (3.23%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.23%) IIS
2 1 (3.23%) Lync
2 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (9.68%) MS Office
2 1 (3.23%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (9.68%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (9.68%) Oracle General Ledger
1 3 (9.68%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (3.23%) Tesseract
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.68%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.68%) SAN
1 3 (9.68%) Wireless
1 3 (9.68%) LAN
2 2 (6.45%) VLAN
2 2 (6.45%) WAN
3 1 (3.23%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.23%) Firewall
3 1 (3.23%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (25.81%) Oracle Database 11g
1 8 (25.81%) Oracle Database
2 7 (22.58%) SQL Server
3 6 (19.35%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (9.68%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (9.68%) Oracle Database 10g
4 3 (9.68%) Crystal Reports
4 3 (9.68%) Oracle BI EE
4 3 (9.68%) Relational Database
5 2 (6.45%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (6.45%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 3 (9.68%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (6.45%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (16.13%) Finance
2 4 (12.90%) Banking
3 3 (9.68%) Billing
3 3 (9.68%) General Ledger
4 2 (6.45%) Investment Banking
5 1 (3.23%) French Language
5 1 (3.23%) German Language
5 1 (3.23%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 9 (29.03%) Deployment Engineer
2 7 (22.58%) Developer
3 4 (12.90%) Desktop Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) DBA
4 3 (9.68%) Support Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Oracle DBA
5 2 (6.45%) WPF Developer
5 2 (6.45%) Business Intelligence Specialist
5 2 (6.45%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (6.45%) Oracle Developer
5 2 (6.45%) .NET Developer
5 2 (6.45%) C# Developer
5 2 (6.45%) SQL Developer
5 2 (6.45%) Server Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Consultant
6 1 (3.23%) Support Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Software Developer
6 1 (3.23%) Applications Support
6 1 (3.23%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (19.35%) .NET
2 3 (9.68%) ASP.NET
2 3 (9.68%) .NET Framework
2 3 (9.68%) Application Packaging
2 3 (9.68%) Software Packaging
2 3 (9.68%) WCF
2 3 (9.68%) WPF
3 2 (6.45%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 2 (6.45%) LINQ
3 2 (6.45%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (3.23%) jQuery
4 1 (3.23%) Silverlight
4 1 (3.23%) KnockoutJS
4 1 (3.23%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.68%) Computer Science
2 2 (6.45%) VLE
3 1 (3.23%) Thin Client
3 1 (3.23%) Derivative
3 1 (3.23%) Equities
3 1 (3.23%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 12 (38.71%) Windows 7
2 7 (22.58%) Windows XP
2 7 (22.58%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (19.35%) UNIX
3 6 (19.35%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (12.90%) Solaris
5 1 (3.23%) Linux
5 1 (3.23%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (19.35%) Migration
2 4 (12.90%) Asset Management
3 3 (9.68%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (9.68%) Configuration Management
3 3 (9.68%) MVC
3 3 (9.68%) ETL
3 3 (9.68%) ITIL
3 3 (9.68%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (9.68%) Software Deployment
4 2 (6.45%) Multithreading
4 2 (6.45%) Data Migration
4 2 (6.45%) Service Delivery
4 2 (6.45%) Web Development
4 2 (6.45%) Workflow
4 2 (6.45%) SOA
5 1 (3.23%) OOP
5 1 (3.23%) OO
5 1 (3.23%) OOD
5 1 (3.23%) PRINCE2
5 1 (3.23%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (32.26%) SQL
2 7 (22.58%) PL/SQL
3 4 (12.90%) C#
4 2 (6.45%) C
5 1 (3.23%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (9.68%) Security Cleared
1 3 (9.68%) Degree
2 2 (6.45%) MCITP
2 2 (6.45%) MCSE
2 2 (6.45%) MCSA
3 1 (3.23%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (12.90%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 2 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.23%) VMware ESX
3 1 (3.23%) XenApp
3 1 (3.23%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (6.45%) Backup Exec
1 2 (6.45%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 12 (38.71%) Microsoft
2 10 (32.26%) Oracle
3 5 (16.13%) Altiris
4 3 (9.68%) Dell
4 3 (9.68%) Citrix
4 3 (9.68%) Cognos
4 3 (9.68%) Business Objects
4 3 (9.68%) SAP
4 3 (9.68%) VMware
5 2 (6.45%) Meru Networks
5 2 (6.45%) Cisco
5 2 (6.45%) TIBCO
5 2 (6.45%) Symantec
5 2 (6.45%) CommVault