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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 2 5 7
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows 31 13 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 28.18% 15.85% 12.50%
As % of the Operating Systems category 67.39% 65.00% 46.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 4
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£103 £265 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-61.32% +17.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £93 £152 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £108 £280 £243
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £290 £310
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 4
Average hourly rate £16.16 - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.15
% change year-on-year
- -7.12%
Windows
UK

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
46 20 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 41.82% 24.39% 26.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 7 17
Average daily rate £171 £265 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.37% -3.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £98 £110 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £435 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £308 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.31% -5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 4
Average hourly rate £16.16 - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.67 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+4.45% -14.28%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the Northern Ireland region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 23 January 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
County Antrim +4 31 £103 -63.39% 7
Newry - - - -
Windows
UK

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Northern Ireland 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 23 (47.92%) Linux
2 21 (43.75%) UNIX
3 20 (41.67%) Microsoft
4 16 (33.33%) Firewall
5 15 (31.25%) Solaris
6 14 (29.17%) ITIL
6 14 (29.17%) Analytical Skills
7 13 (27.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 13 (27.08%) Sun
8 11 (22.92%) DMZ
8 11 (22.92%) Validation
8 11 (22.92%) Windows 7
8 11 (22.92%) Load Balancing
8 11 (22.92%) Reverse Proxy
9 10 (20.83%) DNS
10 9 (18.75%) TIBCO
10 9 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
11 8 (16.67%) PowerShell
11 8 (16.67%) Middleware
11 8 (16.67%) TCP/IP
11 8 (16.67%) Active Directory
11 8 (16.67%) Java
12 7 (14.58%) MS Exchange
12 7 (14.58%) Cisco
12 7 (14.58%) Windows Server 2003
12 7 (14.58%) SC Cleared
12 7 (14.58%) Security Cleared
13 6 (12.50%) Mentoring
13 6 (12.50%) Change Management
13 6 (12.50%) MS Office

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Northern Ireland 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 7 (14.58%) MS Exchange
2 5 (10.42%) WebLogic
2 5 (10.42%) WebSphere
3 4 (8.33%) TIBCO EMS
3 4 (8.33%) WebSphere Application Server
4 3 (6.25%) IIS
4 3 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (6.25%) Lync
5 1 (2.08%) Apache
5 1 (2.08%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 6 (12.50%) MS Office
2 1 (2.08%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.17%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.17%) Oracle General Ledger
1 2 (4.17%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (33.33%) Firewall
2 11 (22.92%) DMZ
2 11 (22.92%) Reverse Proxy
3 10 (20.83%) DNS
4 8 (16.67%) TCP/IP
5 5 (10.42%) SSL
5 5 (10.42%) DHCP
5 5 (10.42%) FTP
5 5 (10.42%) HTTP
5 5 (10.42%) Intrusion Detection
5 5 (10.42%) Wireshark
6 3 (6.25%) LDAP
6 3 (6.25%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.25%) Oracle Reports
1 3 (6.25%) SQL Server
1 3 (6.25%) Oracle Database
1 3 (6.25%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (4.17%) Oracle BI EE
2 2 (4.17%) Cognos Framework Manager
2 2 (4.17%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (4.17%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (2.08%) Data Mining
3 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.08%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (8.33%) Git (software)
1 4 (8.33%) Hudson
1 4 (8.33%) Jenkins
1 4 (8.33%) Subversion
2 2 (4.17%) TeamCity
3 1 (2.08%) Oracle Forms
General
1 5 (10.42%) Finance
2 4 (8.33%) Banking
2 4 (8.33%) Investment Banking
3 2 (4.17%) General Ledger
4 1 (2.08%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 11 (22.92%) Desktop Support
2 7 (14.58%) Support Engineer
2 7 (14.58%) Analyst
2 7 (14.58%) Operations Engineer
3 6 (12.50%) Middleware Engineer
4 5 (10.42%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 5 (10.42%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (4.17%) Windows Engineer
5 2 (4.17%) IT Technician
5 2 (4.17%) Automation Engineer
5 2 (4.17%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 2 (4.17%) NOC Engineer
5 2 (4.17%) Desktop Analyst
5 2 (4.17%) Support Analyst
5 2 (4.17%) Consultant
6 1 (2.08%) Operations Manager
6 1 (2.08%) Junior
6 1 (2.08%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (2.08%) Administrator
6 1 (2.08%) Field Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (16.67%) Middleware
2 5 (10.42%) SailPoint
3 3 (6.25%) XML
4 2 (4.17%) SOAP
5 1 (2.08%) HTML
5 1 (2.08%) FpML
5 1 (2.08%) Java EE
5 1 (2.08%) Ext JS
5 1 (2.08%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 14 (29.17%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (10.42%) Management Information System
3 4 (8.33%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.08%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.08%) EPoS
4 1 (2.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (2.08%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.08%) Fixed Income
4 1 (2.08%) Equities
4 1 (2.08%) Derivative
4 1 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.08%) Algorithms
4 1 (2.08%) iPad
4 1 (2.08%) Reference Data
4 1 (2.08%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 23 (47.92%) Linux
2 21 (43.75%) UNIX
3 15 (31.25%) Solaris
4 13 (27.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (22.92%) Windows 7
6 9 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (14.58%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (4.17%) Windows XP
10 1 (2.08%) Windows Vista
10 1 (2.08%) Windows Phone
10 1 (2.08%) Apple iOS
10 1 (2.08%) Android
10 1 (2.08%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (29.17%) ITIL
2 11 (22.92%) Validation
2 11 (22.92%) Load Balancing
3 6 (12.50%) Mentoring
3 6 (12.50%) Change Management
4 5 (10.42%) Information Security
4 5 (10.42%) Identity Management
4 5 (10.42%) Penetration Testing
4 5 (10.42%) Ethical Hacking
4 5 (10.42%) SIEM
4 5 (10.42%) Vulnerability Management
4 5 (10.42%) Reverse Engineering
5 4 (8.33%) Problem Management
5 4 (8.33%) OO
6 3 (6.25%) Migration
6 3 (6.25%) Kalman Filter
6 3 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (4.17%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (4.17%) Enterprise Architecture
7 2 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 8 (16.67%) PowerShell
1 8 (16.67%) Java
2 5 (10.42%) SQL
3 4 (8.33%) Shell Script
4 3 (6.25%) JavaScript
4 3 (6.25%) PL/SQL
5 2 (4.17%) VBScript
6 1 (2.08%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (14.58%) SC Cleared
1 7 (14.58%) Security Cleared
2 5 (10.42%) CISSP
2 5 (10.42%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (10.42%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (10.42%) CCNA
2 5 (10.42%) SSCP
2 5 (10.42%) GIAC
2 5 (10.42%) GCIH
2 5 (10.42%) CEH
2 5 (10.42%) GPEN
3 2 (4.17%) Degree
4 1 (2.08%) MCSE
4 1 (2.08%) MCSA
4 1 (2.08%) A+ Certification
4 1 (2.08%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 8 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 5 (10.42%) Snort
3 2 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (10.42%) OPNET
2 4 (8.33%) Tivoli
3 2 (4.17%) HP Operations Orchestration
3 2 (4.17%) WMI
4 1 (2.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 20 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 13 (27.08%) Sun
3 9 (18.75%) TIBCO
4 7 (14.58%) Cisco
5 5 (10.42%) ArcSight
5 5 (10.42%) LogLogic
6 4 (8.33%) CollabNet
6 4 (8.33%) VMware
6 4 (8.33%) IBM
7 3 (6.25%) Oracle
7 3 (6.25%) Citrix
8 2 (4.17%) Infoblox
8 2 (4.17%) Cyber-Ark
8 2 (4.17%) HP
8 2 (4.17%) Red Hat
8 2 (4.17%) Reuters
8 2 (4.17%) Bloomberg
8 2 (4.17%) SAP
8 2 (4.17%) Business Objects
8 2 (4.17%) Cognos