The first table below looks at the demand for Windows 7 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Northern Ireland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows 7 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 Northern Ireland 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 7
Rank 11 35 20
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -15
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 11 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 9.57% 0.71% 2.72%
As % of the Operating Systems category 25.00% 5.88% 8.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Average daily rate £113 - £100
UK excluding London average daily rate £210 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
-23.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £13.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.63 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +0.86%
Operating Systems Category
Northern Ireland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
44 34 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 38.26% 12.10% 31.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 26 13
Average daily rate £325 £300 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £109 £225 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £368 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 1
Average hourly rate £14.00 - £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows 7
UK

Windows 7
Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows 7 across the Northern Ireland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows 7 Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

Windows 7
Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows 7 across the Northern Ireland region.

Windows 7 Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

Windows 7
Hourly Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows 7 across the Northern Ireland region.

Windows 7 Hourly Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

Windows 7
Contract Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows 7 within the Northern Ireland 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
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Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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County Antrim +21 8 £104 -
Windows 7
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Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northern Ireland region citing Windows 7 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 7.

1 15 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (53.33%) Windows XP
3 7 (46.67%) Microsoft
4 6 (40.00%) Altiris
5 5 (33.33%) Migration
6 4 (26.67%) Dell
6 4 (26.67%) Asset Management
7 3 (20.00%) MCITP
7 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared
7 3 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (20.00%) Software Deployment
7 3 (20.00%) Service Delivery
7 3 (20.00%) Wireless
7 3 (20.00%) VMware
7 3 (20.00%) Backup Exec
7 3 (20.00%) VLE
7 3 (20.00%) Application Packaging
7 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 3 (20.00%) Software Packaging
7 3 (20.00%) Active Directory
7 3 (20.00%) Cisco
7 3 (20.00%) MCSE
7 3 (20.00%) MCSA
7 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (20.00%) SAN
7 3 (20.00%) CommVault
7 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (20.00%) Symantec
7 3 (20.00%) Norton AntiVirus

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northern Ireland region citing Windows 7 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 7. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (20.00%) Wireless
1 3 (20.00%) SAN
2 2 (13.33%) LAN
2 2 (13.33%) VLAN
General
1 2 (13.33%) Banking
2 1 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (60.00%) Deployment Engineer
2 6 (40.00%) Desktop Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Server Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Rollout Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Field Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) Application Packaging
1 3 (20.00%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) VLE
2 1 (6.67%) Fat Client
2 1 (6.67%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 15 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (53.33%) Windows XP
3 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Migration
2 4 (26.67%) Asset Management
3 3 (20.00%) Software Deployment
3 3 (20.00%) Service Delivery
3 3 (20.00%) Configuration Management
4 2 (13.33%) Data Migration
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) MCITP
1 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared
1 3 (20.00%) MCSE
1 3 (20.00%) MCSA
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 3 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 3 (20.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) Backup Exec
1 3 (20.00%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 7 (46.67%) Microsoft
2 6 (40.00%) Altiris
3 4 (26.67%) Dell
4 3 (20.00%) VMware
4 3 (20.00%) Cisco
4 3 (20.00%) CommVault
4 3 (20.00%) Symantec
5 2 (13.33%) Meru Networks
6 1 (6.67%) Citrix