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 22 January 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows
UK / Northern Ireland
Rank 9 9 2
Rank change year-on-year
0 -7
Contract jobs citing Windows 35 12 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 15.15% 12.77% 30.28%
As % of the Operating Systems category 42.68% 48.00% 76.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 10 7
Median daily rate £225 £388 £105
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-41.93% +269.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £143 £289 £93
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £450 £166
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 1 6
Median hourly rate £12.00 £13.50 £13.58
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -0.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £13.50 £9.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £16.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-9.37% +6.66%

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
82 25 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 35.50% 26.60% 39.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 16 14
Median daily rate £420 £400 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +60.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £310 £97
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £445 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 1 6
Median hourly rate £12.00 £13.50 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +22.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £13.50 £7.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £16.96
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +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 22 January 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 22 January 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 +3 35 £225 -41.93% 7
Windows
UK

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 22 January 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 (46.81%) Active Directory
2 17 (36.17%) Microsoft
3 16 (34.04%) MS Excel
4 13 (27.66%) MS Exchange
4 13 (27.66%) MS Office
5 10 (21.28%) C
5 10 (21.28%) Finance
5 10 (21.28%) Windows 7
5 10 (21.28%) Windows Server
6 9 (19.15%) C++
6 9 (19.15%) ITIL
7 8 (17.02%) SQL
7 8 (17.02%) SQL Server
8 7 (14.89%) Windows XP
8 7 (14.89%) VMware
8 7 (14.89%) Unit Testing
9 6 (12.77%) Exchange Server 2010
9 6 (12.77%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (12.77%) VMware Infrastructure
9 6 (12.77%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (12.77%) VPN
9 6 (12.77%) Visual Studio
9 6 (12.77%) Internet
10 5 (10.64%) Symantec
10 5 (10.64%) Norton AntiVirus
10 5 (10.64%) Citrix
10 5 (10.64%) UML
10 5 (10.64%) Hyper-V
10 5 (10.64%) Polycom
10 5 (10.64%) Video Conferencing

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 13 (27.66%) MS Exchange
2 6 (12.77%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (8.51%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.13%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 16 (34.04%) MS Excel
2 13 (27.66%) MS Office
3 4 (8.51%) MS Project
4 3 (6.38%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (6.38%) MS Visio
5 1 (2.13%) Acrobat
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.26%) Office 365
2 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (12.77%) Internet
1 6 (12.77%) VPN
2 2 (4.26%) LAN
2 2 (4.26%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.13%) DHCP
3 1 (2.13%) DNS
3 1 (2.13%) IP Telephony
3 1 (2.13%) SSH
3 1 (2.13%) WAN
3 1 (2.13%) WebEx
3 1 (2.13%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (17.02%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (12.77%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.13%) CppUnit
2 1 (2.13%) MSI
General
1 10 (21.28%) Finance
2 4 (8.51%) Banking
3 2 (4.26%) French Language
3 2 (4.26%) German Language
3 2 (4.26%) Italian Language
3 2 (4.26%) Spanish Language
3 2 (4.26%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.13%) Front Office
4 1 (2.13%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.13%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.13%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 16 (34.04%) IT Support
2 10 (21.28%) Analyst
3 9 (19.15%) C++ Developer
3 9 (19.15%) Developer
4 7 (14.89%) Support Officer
5 6 (12.77%) Support Engineer
6 5 (10.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (10.64%) IT Engineer
7 4 (8.51%) Support Analyst
8 3 (6.38%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 3 (6.38%) 3rd Line Support
8 3 (6.38%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 3 (6.38%) Automation Analyst
8 3 (6.38%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 3 (6.38%) IT Support Engineer
9 2 (4.26%) Infrastructure Support
9 2 (4.26%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
9 2 (4.26%) IT Analyst
9 2 (4.26%) Rollout Engineer
9 2 (4.26%) Senior C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.26%) Middleware
2 1 (2.13%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 1 (2.13%) Core Data
2 1 (2.13%) STL
2 1 (2.13%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.64%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (4.26%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.13%) BYOD
3 1 (2.13%) Clustering
3 1 (2.13%) Equities
3 1 (2.13%) Fat Client
3 1 (2.13%) Smartphone
3 1 (2.13%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 10 (21.28%) Windows 7
1 10 (21.28%) Windows Server
2 7 (14.89%) Windows XP
3 6 (12.77%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (12.77%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (10.64%) Windows 8
5 4 (8.51%) Linux
6 3 (6.38%) AIX
6 3 (6.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (6.38%) Solaris
6 3 (6.38%) Windows 2000
7 2 (4.26%) Android
8 1 (2.13%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (19.15%) ITIL
2 7 (14.89%) Unit Testing
3 5 (10.64%) Asset Management
3 5 (10.64%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (10.64%) IT Asset Management
3 5 (10.64%) Network Architecture
3 5 (10.64%) UML
4 4 (8.51%) Configuration Management
5 3 (6.38%) Change Management
5 3 (6.38%) Mobile Device Management
5 3 (6.38%) Multithreading
5 3 (6.38%) Software Delivery
5 3 (6.38%) Software Distribution
6 2 (4.26%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (4.26%) Migration
6 2 (4.26%) Project Management
6 2 (4.26%) Project Planning
6 2 (4.26%) Software Testing
7 1 (2.13%) ITSM
7 1 (2.13%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 10 (21.28%) C
2 9 (19.15%) C++
3 8 (17.02%) SQL
4 1 (2.13%) Java
4 1 (2.13%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.13%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (6.38%) Degree
1 3 (6.38%) ITIL Certification
1 3 (6.38%) MCP
1 3 (6.38%) MCSE
1 3 (6.38%) MCTS
1 3 (6.38%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.13%) A+ Certification
2 1 (2.13%) AWS Certification
2 1 (2.13%) CCNA
2 1 (2.13%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.13%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (46.81%) Active Directory
2 6 (12.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (10.64%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.13%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (2.13%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (10.64%) Backup Exec
1 5 (10.64%) Norton AntiVirus
1 5 (10.64%) SCCM
1 5 (10.64%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 1 (2.13%) Ansible
2 1 (2.13%) Simpana
2 1 (2.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (2.13%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 17 (36.17%) Microsoft
2 7 (14.89%) VMware
3 5 (10.64%) Citrix
3 5 (10.64%) Polycom
3 5 (10.64%) Symantec
3 5 (10.64%) Veeam
4 2 (4.26%) Apple
4 2 (4.26%) ServiceNow
5 1 (2.13%) Avaya
5 1 (2.13%) Bloomberg
5 1 (2.13%) CA
5 1 (2.13%) Cisco
5 1 (2.13%) CommVault
5 1 (2.13%) MobileIron
5 1 (2.13%) Reuters
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