The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Northern Ireland region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 24 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows
UK / Northern Ireland
Rank 12 12 3
Rank change year-on-year
0 -9
Contract jobs citing Windows 29 12 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 12.24% 10.26% 24.35%
As % of the Operating Systems category 35.80% 46.15% 62.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 9 6
Median daily rate £388 £425 £105
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% +304.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £121 £98
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £450 £230
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 0 2
Median hourly rate £12.00 - £14.33
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-6.45% +6.89%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Northern Ireland region.

Operating Systems Category
Northern Ireland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
81 26 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 34.18% 22.22% 39.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 14 16
Median daily rate £420 £400 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +128.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £265 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £450 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 0 2
Median hourly rate £12.00 - £12.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-8.82% +6.25%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Northern Ireland region citing Windows as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

Windows
Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Windows Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

Windows
Daily Rate Histogram in Northern Ireland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 24 February 2017.

Windows Daily Rate Histogram in Northern Ireland

Windows
Hourly Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Windows Hourly Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

Windows
Contract Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 24 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
County Antrim -1 29 £388 -8.82% 3
Windows
UK

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Northern Ireland region with a requirement for Windows.

1 22 (45.83%) Active Directory
2 19 (39.58%) Microsoft
3 18 (37.50%) MS Excel
4 15 (31.25%) MS Exchange
5 13 (27.08%) MS Office
6 12 (25.00%) C
6 12 (25.00%) Finance
6 12 (25.00%) Windows Server
7 11 (22.92%) C++
8 10 (20.83%) Windows 7
9 9 (18.75%) Unit Testing
9 9 (18.75%) SQL Server
10 8 (16.67%) Visual Studio
11 7 (14.58%) UML
11 7 (14.58%) VMware
11 7 (14.58%) VMware Infrastructure
11 7 (14.58%) Windows Server 2008
11 7 (14.58%) Exchange Server 2010
11 7 (14.58%) Windows Server 2012
12 6 (12.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 6 (12.50%) IT Asset Management
12 6 (12.50%) Windows 8
12 6 (12.50%) Polycom
12 6 (12.50%) Video Conferencing
12 6 (12.50%) Hyper-V
12 6 (12.50%) Veeam
12 6 (12.50%) Network Architecture
12 6 (12.50%) Asset Management
12 6 (12.50%) Backup Exec
12 6 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 15 (31.25%) MS Exchange
2 7 (14.58%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (8.33%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.08%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 18 (37.50%) MS Excel
2 13 (27.08%) MS Office
3 4 (8.33%) MS Project
4 3 (6.25%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (6.25%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.08%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (12.50%) Internet
1 6 (12.50%) VPN
2 2 (4.17%) LAN
2 2 (4.17%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.08%) SAN
3 1 (2.08%) SSH
3 1 (2.08%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (18.75%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (16.67%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.08%) CppUnit
2 1 (2.08%) MSI
General
1 12 (25.00%) Finance
2 4 (8.33%) Banking
3 2 (4.17%) French Language
3 2 (4.17%) German Language
3 2 (4.17%) Italian Language
3 2 (4.17%) Manufacturing
3 2 (4.17%) Multimedia
3 2 (4.17%) Spanish Language
4 1 (2.08%) Front Office
4 1 (2.08%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (35.42%) IT Support
2 11 (22.92%) C++ Developer
2 11 (22.92%) Developer
3 9 (18.75%) Analyst
4 8 (16.67%) Support Officer
5 6 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (10.42%) IT Engineer
6 5 (10.42%) Support Engineer
7 4 (8.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 4 (8.33%) Support Analyst
8 3 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support
8 3 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 3 (6.25%) Automation Analyst
8 3 (6.25%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 3 (6.25%) IT Support Engineer
9 2 (4.17%) Business Analyst
9 2 (4.17%) IT Support Analyst
9 2 (4.17%) Rollout Engineer
9 2 (4.17%) Senior C++ Developer
9 2 (4.17%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.17%) Middleware
2 1 (2.08%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 1 (2.08%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.50%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (4.17%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.08%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.08%) Equities
3 1 (2.08%) Fat Client
3 1 (2.08%) Replication
3 1 (2.08%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 12 (25.00%) Windows Server
2 10 (20.83%) Windows 7
3 7 (14.58%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (14.58%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (12.50%) Windows 8
4 6 (12.50%) Windows XP
5 4 (8.33%) Linux
6 3 (6.25%) AIX
6 3 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (6.25%) Solaris
6 3 (6.25%) Windows 2000
7 1 (2.08%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (18.75%) Unit Testing
2 7 (14.58%) UML
3 6 (12.50%) Asset Management
3 6 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (12.50%) IT Asset Management
3 6 (12.50%) Network Architecture
4 5 (10.42%) ITIL
5 4 (8.33%) Configuration Management
6 3 (6.25%) Change Management
6 3 (6.25%) Mobile Device Management
6 3 (6.25%) Multithreading
6 3 (6.25%) Software Delivery
6 3 (6.25%) Software Distribution
7 2 (4.17%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (4.17%) Migration
7 2 (4.17%) Project Management
7 2 (4.17%) Project Planning
7 2 (4.17%) Software Testing
8 1 (2.08%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (2.08%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (25.00%) C
2 11 (22.92%) C++
3 6 (12.50%) SQL
4 1 (2.08%) Java
4 1 (2.08%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.08%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.08%) VB
4 1 (2.08%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (6.25%) MCP
1 3 (6.25%) MCSE
1 3 (6.25%) MCTS
1 3 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (4.17%) Degree
2 2 (4.17%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.08%) A+ Certification
3 1 (2.08%) AWS Certification
3 1 (2.08%) CCNA
3 1 (2.08%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 22 (45.83%) Active Directory
2 7 (14.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (12.50%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.08%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 6 (12.50%) Backup Exec
1 6 (12.50%) Norton AntiVirus
1 6 (12.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 5 (10.42%) SCCM
3 1 (2.08%) Ansible
3 1 (2.08%) SCOM
3 1 (2.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (2.08%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 19 (39.58%) Microsoft
2 7 (14.58%) VMware
3 6 (12.50%) Polycom
3 6 (12.50%) Symantec
3 6 (12.50%) Veeam
4 3 (6.25%) Citrix
5 1 (2.08%) Apple
5 1 (2.08%) Avaya
5 1 (2.08%) CA
5 1 (2.08%) MobileIron
5 1 (2.08%) ServiceNow