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 2 June 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 10 13 19
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +6
Contract jobs citing Windows 15 9 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in County Antrim 16.13% 9.78% 6.08%
As % of the Operating Systems category 44.12% 25.00% 34.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 4
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£171 £353 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-51.41% +5.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £105 £331 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £375 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £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
34 36 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in County Antrim 36.56% 39.13% 17.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 9 19
Average daily rate £220 £380 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.10% +26.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £333 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £396 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.09% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -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 2 June 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 2 June 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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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 15 £171 -51.41% 8
Windows
Northern Ireland

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in County Antrim

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 21 (67.74%) Microsoft
2 11 (35.48%) MS Office
2 11 (35.48%) Windows 7
3 8 (25.81%) ITIL
3 8 (25.81%) UNIX
3 8 (25.81%) Change Management
3 8 (25.81%) Finance
4 7 (22.58%) LAN
4 7 (22.58%) DNS
4 7 (22.58%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (22.58%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (19.35%) Problem Management
5 6 (19.35%) IIS
5 6 (19.35%) Banking
5 6 (19.35%) Blackberry
6 5 (16.13%) SQL
6 5 (16.13%) .NET
6 5 (16.13%) Active Directory
6 5 (16.13%) TCP/IP
6 5 (16.13%) Citrix
7 4 (12.90%) DHCP
7 4 (12.90%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (12.90%) Reuters
7 4 (12.90%) Bloomberg
7 4 (12.90%) Oracle
7 4 (12.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 4 (12.90%) Firewall
7 4 (12.90%) Investment Banking
7 4 (12.90%) Windows Vista
7 4 (12.90%) F5

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in County Antrim by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 6 (19.35%) IIS
2 4 (12.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (6.45%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.23%) CMS
4 1 (3.23%) IBM HTTP Server
4 1 (3.23%) MS Exchange
4 1 (3.23%) Apache
Applications
1 11 (35.48%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (6.45%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.45%) Oracle General Ledger
Communications & Networking
1 7 (22.58%) LAN
1 7 (22.58%) DNS
2 5 (16.13%) TCP/IP
3 4 (12.90%) DHCP
3 4 (12.90%) Firewall
4 2 (6.45%) WAN
4 2 (6.45%) SAN
4 2 (6.45%) DMZ
4 2 (6.45%) Wireshark
5 1 (3.23%) Multicast
5 1 (3.23%) Spanning Tree
5 1 (3.23%) NX-OS
5 1 (3.23%) tcpdump
5 1 (3.23%) DMVPN
5 1 (3.23%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (3.23%) NAS
5 1 (3.23%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (3.23%) Wireless
5 1 (3.23%) SSL
5 1 (3.23%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.68%) Oracle Database
1 3 (9.68%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.45%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (6.45%) Crystal Reports
2 2 (6.45%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (6.45%) Oracle BI EE
2 2 (6.45%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (6.45%) Cognos Framework Manager
3 1 (3.23%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Ant
General
1 8 (25.81%) Finance
2 6 (19.35%) Banking
3 4 (12.90%) Investment Banking
4 2 (6.45%) General Ledger
5 1 (3.23%) Law
5 1 (3.23%) Legal
5 1 (3.23%) Financial Institution
5 1 (3.23%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 12 (38.71%) Desktop Support
2 5 (16.13%) Analyst
3 4 (12.90%) Support Engineer
3 4 (12.90%) Desktop Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Desktop Analyst
4 3 (9.68%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 3 (9.68%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Support Analyst
4 3 (9.68%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Consultant
5 2 (6.45%) Developer
5 2 (6.45%) .NET Developer
6 1 (3.23%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (3.23%) IT Support
6 1 (3.23%) Operations Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Operations Consultant
6 1 (3.23%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) SQL DBA
6 1 (3.23%) Field Support Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Senior Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (16.13%) .NET
2 3 (9.68%) .NET Framework
3 1 (3.23%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (19.35%) Blackberry
2 3 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.45%) Computer Science
3 2 (6.45%) iPad
4 1 (3.23%) User Experience
4 1 (3.23%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (3.23%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.23%) Visualisation
4 1 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (3.23%) Fat Client
4 1 (3.23%) e-Health
4 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.23%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 11 (35.48%) Windows 7
2 8 (25.81%) UNIX
3 7 (22.58%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (22.58%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (12.90%) Windows Vista
5 3 (9.68%) Solaris
5 3 (9.68%) Linux
6 2 (6.45%) Windows XP
7 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (3.23%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.81%) ITIL
1 8 (25.81%) Change Management
2 6 (19.35%) Problem Management
3 3 (9.68%) Performance Analysis
3 3 (9.68%) Load Balancing
3 3 (9.68%) Incident Management
3 3 (9.68%) Migration
4 2 (6.45%) ETL
4 2 (6.45%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (6.45%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (3.23%) People Management
5 1 (3.23%) Server Building
5 1 (3.23%) Network Management
5 1 (3.23%) E-Discovery
5 1 (3.23%) SIEM
5 1 (3.23%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (3.23%) Vulnerability Management
5 1 (3.23%) User Stories
5 1 (3.23%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (3.23%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (16.13%) SQL
2 4 (12.90%) PowerShell
3 3 (9.68%) Shell Script
3 3 (9.68%) VBScript
4 2 (6.45%) Python
4 2 (6.45%) Perl
4 2 (6.45%) PL/SQL
5 1 (3.23%) Jython
5 1 (3.23%) C#
5 1 (3.23%) Delphi
5 1 (3.23%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (12.90%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (9.68%) SC Cleared
2 3 (9.68%) Security Cleared
3 2 (6.45%) MCSE
3 2 (6.45%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (3.23%) GPEN
4 1 (3.23%) Degree
4 1 (3.23%) GCIH
4 1 (3.23%) CEH
4 1 (3.23%) GIAC
4 1 (3.23%) SSCP
4 1 (3.23%) CCA
4 1 (3.23%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (3.23%) CISSP
4 1 (3.23%) CCNP
4 1 (3.23%) CCNA
4 1 (3.23%) A+ Certification
4 1 (3.23%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (3.23%) MCP
4 1 (3.23%) MCSA
System Software
1 5 (16.13%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.23%) Snort
Systems Management
1 4 (12.90%) AirWatch
2 1 (3.23%) ServiceCenter
2 1 (3.23%) SCCM
2 1 (3.23%) OPNET
2 1 (3.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (3.23%) Netcool
Vendors
1 21 (67.74%) Microsoft
2 5 (16.13%) Citrix
3 4 (12.90%) Reuters
3 4 (12.90%) Bloomberg
3 4 (12.90%) Oracle
3 4 (12.90%) F5
4 2 (6.45%) Cognos
4 2 (6.45%) Business Objects
4 2 (6.45%) SAP
4 2 (6.45%) HP
4 2 (6.45%) Cisco
5 1 (3.23%) NetQoS
5 1 (3.23%) ArcSight
5 1 (3.23%) LogLogic
5 1 (3.23%) Tableau
5 1 (3.23%) VMware
5 1 (3.23%) Sun
5 1 (3.23%) McAfee
5 1 (3.23%) Sybase