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 21 August 2014 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 18 3 14
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +11
Contract jobs citing Windows 4 30 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 3.54% 24.19% 9.44%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.53% 40.00% 51.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 10 9
Average daily rate
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£233 £213 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.41% -50.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £301 £318 £315
% change year-on-year
-5.32% +0.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £17.00 £13.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.92% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -3.12%
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
38 75 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 33.63% 60.48% 18.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 35 17
Average daily rate £350 £275 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% +83.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £125 £132
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £390 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £17.00 £13.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.92% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.60 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -8.57%

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 21 August 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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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 -12 4 £233 +9.41% 11
Windows
UK

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, 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 11 (45.83%) Microsoft
2 7 (29.17%) PL/SQL
2 7 (29.17%) SQL
2 7 (29.17%) UNIX
2 7 (29.17%) Migration
2 7 (29.17%) Windows 7
3 6 (25.00%) Oracle
3 6 (25.00%) Oracle Reports
3 6 (25.00%) Windows XP
3 6 (25.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 6 (25.00%) Oracle Database
4 5 (20.83%) Active Directory
4 5 (20.83%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (16.67%) .NET
5 4 (16.67%) SQL Server
5 4 (16.67%) Citrix
5 4 (16.67%) VMware
5 4 (16.67%) Relational Database
6 3 (12.50%) Crystal Reports
6 3 (12.50%) Business Objects
6 3 (12.50%) Visual Studio
6 3 (12.50%) SAP
6 3 (12.50%) Solaris
6 3 (12.50%) Oracle Forms
6 3 (12.50%) MS Access
6 3 (12.50%) Cognos
6 3 (12.50%) ETL
6 3 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (12.50%) Oracle Database 10g
6 3 (12.50%) BusinessObjects

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, 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 1 (4.17%) MS Exchange
1 1 (4.17%) Lync
1 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
Business Applications
1 3 (12.50%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (12.50%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.50%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.33%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) FTP
1 1 (4.17%) HTTP
1 1 (4.17%) TCP/IP
1 1 (4.17%) DNS
1 1 (4.17%) SSL
1 1 (4.17%) Firewall
1 1 (4.17%) Intrusion Detection
1 1 (4.17%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (25.00%) Oracle Reports
1 6 (25.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 6 (25.00%) Oracle Database
2 4 (16.67%) Relational Database
2 4 (16.67%) SQL Server
3 3 (12.50%) Crystal Reports
3 3 (12.50%) Oracle BI EE
3 3 (12.50%) MS Access
3 3 (12.50%) Oracle Database 10g
3 3 (12.50%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (12.50%) Cognos Framework Manager
Development Applications
1 3 (12.50%) Visual Studio
1 3 (12.50%) Oracle Forms
General
1 3 (12.50%) Finance
1 3 (12.50%) General Ledger
2 2 (8.33%) Billing
3 1 (4.17%) German Language
3 1 (4.17%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 6 (25.00%) Desktop Engineer
2 4 (16.67%) Developer
3 3 (12.50%) Support Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Administrator
4 2 (8.33%) Oracle DBA
4 2 (8.33%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (8.33%) DBA
4 2 (8.33%) Deployment Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Business Intelligence Specialist
4 2 (8.33%) Software Developer
5 1 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Silverlight Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Windows Administrator
5 1 (4.17%) IT Security Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Team Leader
5 1 (4.17%) Cognos Specialist
5 1 (4.17%) Rollout Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Security Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (4.17%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.67%) .NET
2 2 (8.33%) Application Packaging
2 2 (8.33%) Software Packaging
3 1 (4.17%) WPF
3 1 (4.17%) Silverlight
3 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) Clustering
2 2 (8.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.17%) Blackberry
3 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (29.17%) UNIX
1 7 (29.17%) Windows 7
2 6 (25.00%) Windows XP
3 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (12.50%) Solaris
3 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (4.17%) Linux
4 1 (4.17%) Android
4 1 (4.17%) Apple iOS
4 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (4.17%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (29.17%) Migration
2 5 (20.83%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
3 3 (12.50%) Knowledge Management
3 3 (12.50%) Capacity Planning
3 3 (12.50%) ETL
3 3 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (8.33%) Configuration Management
4 2 (8.33%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (8.33%) Software Deployment
5 1 (4.17%) Vulnerability Management
5 1 (4.17%) SIEM
5 1 (4.17%) Reverse Engineering
5 1 (4.17%) OOP
5 1 (4.17%) OO
5 1 (4.17%) OOD
5 1 (4.17%) Information Security
5 1 (4.17%) Ethical Hacking
5 1 (4.17%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (29.17%) PL/SQL
1 7 (29.17%) SQL
2 1 (4.17%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (8.33%) Degree
2 1 (4.17%) GPEN
2 1 (4.17%) CCNA
2 1 (4.17%) CISSP
2 1 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (4.17%) SSCP
2 1 (4.17%) GIAC
2 1 (4.17%) GCIH
2 1 (4.17%) CEH
System Software
1 5 (20.83%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.17%) VMware ESX
2 1 (4.17%) Snort
2 1 (4.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) OPNET
Vendors
1 11 (45.83%) Microsoft
2 6 (25.00%) Oracle
3 4 (16.67%) Citrix
3 4 (16.67%) VMware
4 3 (12.50%) Business Objects
4 3 (12.50%) SAP
4 3 (12.50%) Cognos
5 2 (8.33%) Altiris
6 1 (4.17%) ArcSight
6 1 (4.17%) LogLogic
6 1 (4.17%) Cisco
6 1 (4.17%) Sun
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