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 26 February 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
26 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 4 2 22
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +20
Contract jobs citing Windows 27 23 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 23.28% 25.27% 4.79%
As % of the Operating Systems category 61.36% 74.19% 30.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 12 0
Average daily rate
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£105 £188 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-44.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Average hourly rate £12.50 £13.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% -22.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -3.22%
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
44 31 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 37.93% 34.07% 15.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 15 13
Average daily rate £177 £188 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.46% -37.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £104 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £375 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Average hourly rate £12.50 £13.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% -22.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.35 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+0.97% -6.96%

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
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 26 February 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 26 February 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 0 27 £105 -44.00% 5
Newry - - - -
Windows
UK

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 24 (47.06%) Microsoft
2 23 (45.10%) Linux
3 21 (41.18%) UNIX
4 16 (31.37%) Firewall
5 15 (29.41%) Solaris
5 15 (29.41%) ITIL
6 14 (27.45%) Analytical Skills
7 13 (25.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 13 (25.49%) Sun
8 12 (23.53%) Load Balancing
9 11 (21.57%) Reverse Proxy
9 11 (21.57%) Windows Server 2008
9 11 (21.57%) Validation
9 11 (21.57%) DMZ
10 10 (19.61%) DNS
10 10 (19.61%) Windows 7
11 9 (17.65%) PowerShell
11 9 (17.65%) TIBCO
11 9 (17.65%) Change Management
12 8 (15.69%) Middleware
12 8 (15.69%) Windows Server 2003
12 8 (15.69%) TCP/IP
12 8 (15.69%) MS Office
12 8 (15.69%) Java
13 7 (13.73%) Cisco
13 7 (13.73%) Active Directory
13 7 (13.73%) SC Cleared
13 7 (13.73%) Security Cleared
14 6 (11.76%) Mentoring
14 6 (11.76%) Problem Management

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 5 (9.80%) WebLogic
1 5 (9.80%) MS Exchange
1 5 (9.80%) WebSphere
2 4 (7.84%) TIBCO EMS
2 4 (7.84%) WebSphere Application Server
2 4 (7.84%) IIS
3 2 (3.92%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (3.92%) Lync
4 1 (1.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.96%) Apache
4 1 (1.96%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (15.69%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.92%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (3.92%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.92%) Oracle General Ledger
Communications & Networking
1 16 (31.37%) Firewall
2 11 (21.57%) DMZ
2 11 (21.57%) Reverse Proxy
3 10 (19.61%) DNS
4 8 (15.69%) TCP/IP
5 6 (11.76%) LAN
6 5 (9.80%) DHCP
6 5 (9.80%) FTP
6 5 (9.80%) HTTP
6 5 (9.80%) SSL
6 5 (9.80%) Intrusion Detection
6 5 (9.80%) Wireshark
7 3 (5.88%) LDAP
8 1 (1.96%) SAN
8 1 (1.96%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.80%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.88%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (5.88%) Oracle Database 11g
2 3 (5.88%) Oracle Database
3 2 (3.92%) Cognos Framework Manager
3 2 (3.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (3.92%) Oracle BI EE
3 2 (3.92%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (3.92%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (3.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (1.96%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.96%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.96%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (7.84%) Git (software)
1 4 (7.84%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (7.84%) Hudson
1 4 (7.84%) Jenkins
1 4 (7.84%) Subversion
2 2 (3.92%) TeamCity
3 1 (1.96%) Oracle Forms
General
1 5 (9.80%) Finance
2 4 (7.84%) Banking
2 4 (7.84%) Investment Banking
3 2 (3.92%) General Ledger
4 1 (1.96%) Law
4 1 (1.96%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 13 (25.49%) Desktop Support
2 7 (13.73%) Operations Engineer
2 7 (13.73%) Analyst
3 6 (11.76%) Support Engineer
3 6 (11.76%) Middleware Engineer
4 5 (9.80%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 5 (9.80%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (3.92%) Consultant
5 2 (3.92%) Automation Engineer
5 2 (3.92%) Windows Engineer
5 2 (3.92%) IT Support
5 2 (3.92%) IT Technician
5 2 (3.92%) Support Analyst
5 2 (3.92%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 2 (3.92%) Desktop Analyst
5 2 (3.92%) NOC Engineer
6 1 (1.96%) Sun Engineer
6 1 (1.96%) Deployment Engineer
6 1 (1.96%) Release Engineer
6 1 (1.96%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (15.69%) Middleware
2 5 (9.80%) SailPoint
3 3 (5.88%) XML
4 2 (3.92%) SOAP
5 1 (1.96%) HTML
5 1 (1.96%) .NET
5 1 (1.96%) FpML
5 1 (1.96%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.96%) Java EE
5 1 (1.96%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (1.96%) Ext JS
Miscellaneous
1 14 (27.45%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (9.80%) Management Information System
3 3 (5.88%) Blackberry
4 2 (3.92%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.96%) Reference Data
5 1 (1.96%) iPad
5 1 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.96%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.96%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.96%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.96%) EPoS
5 1 (1.96%) Fixed Income
5 1 (1.96%) Equities
5 1 (1.96%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 23 (45.10%) Linux
2 21 (41.18%) UNIX
3 15 (29.41%) Solaris
4 13 (25.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (21.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (19.61%) Windows 7
7 8 (15.69%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (3.92%) Windows XP
10 1 (1.96%) Windows Vista
10 1 (1.96%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (29.41%) ITIL
2 12 (23.53%) Load Balancing
3 11 (21.57%) Validation
4 9 (17.65%) Change Management
5 6 (11.76%) Problem Management
5 6 (11.76%) Mentoring
6 5 (9.80%) Vulnerability Management
6 5 (9.80%) Reverse Engineering
6 5 (9.80%) SIEM
6 5 (9.80%) Information Security
6 5 (9.80%) Ethical Hacking
6 5 (9.80%) Penetration Testing
6 5 (9.80%) Identity Management
7 4 (7.84%) Migration
7 4 (7.84%) OO
8 3 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (5.88%) Kalman Filter
9 2 (3.92%) Performance Tuning
9 2 (3.92%) ETL
9 2 (3.92%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 9 (17.65%) PowerShell
2 8 (15.69%) Java
3 6 (11.76%) SQL
4 5 (9.80%) Shell Script
5 3 (5.88%) VBScript
5 3 (5.88%) JavaScript
5 3 (5.88%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.96%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (13.73%) SC Cleared
1 7 (13.73%) Security Cleared
2 5 (9.80%) GPEN
2 5 (9.80%) CCNA
2 5 (9.80%) CISSP
2 5 (9.80%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (9.80%) SSCP
2 5 (9.80%) GIAC
2 5 (9.80%) GCIH
2 5 (9.80%) CEH
3 4 (7.84%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (3.92%) Degree
5 1 (1.96%) A+ Certification
5 1 (1.96%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.96%) MCSA
5 1 (1.96%) VCP4
System Software
1 7 (13.73%) Active Directory
2 5 (9.80%) Snort
3 2 (3.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.92%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (9.80%) OPNET
2 4 (7.84%) Tivoli
3 2 (3.92%) WMI
3 2 (3.92%) HP Operations Orchestration
Vendors
1 24 (47.06%) Microsoft
2 13 (25.49%) Sun
3 9 (17.65%) TIBCO
4 7 (13.73%) Cisco
5 5 (9.80%) ArcSight
5 5 (9.80%) LogLogic
6 4 (7.84%) IBM
6 4 (7.84%) VMware
6 4 (7.84%) CollabNet
7 3 (5.88%) Citrix
7 3 (5.88%) Oracle
8 2 (3.92%) Business Objects
8 2 (3.92%) SAP
8 2 (3.92%) Cognos
8 2 (3.92%) HP
8 2 (3.92%) Red Hat
8 2 (3.92%) Reuters
8 2 (3.92%) Bloomberg
8 2 (3.92%) Infoblox
8 2 (3.92%) Cyber-Ark