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 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 11 8 24
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +16
Contract jobs citing Windows 15 15 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 14.29% 13.64% 4.76%
As % of the Operating Systems category 41.67% 35.71% 30.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 4
Average daily rate
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£171 £353 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-51.41% +5.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £105 £331 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £375 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 0
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.45
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -2.91%
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
36 42 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 34.29% 38.18% 15.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 9 23
Average daily rate £215 £380 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-43.42% +26.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £333 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £396 £426
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 0
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -4.32%

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 28 May 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 28 May 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 +3 15 £171 -51.41% 5
Windows
UK

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 21 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 19 (45.24%) UNIX
2 19 (45.24%) ITIL
3 15 (35.71%) Firewall
4 14 (33.33%) Solaris
4 14 (33.33%) Linux
4 14 (33.33%) Load Balancing
4 14 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (30.95%) DMZ
6 12 (28.57%) Validation
7 11 (26.19%) MS Office
7 11 (26.19%) Reverse Proxy
7 11 (26.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (26.19%) Windows 7
8 9 (21.43%) Active Directory
8 9 (21.43%) Sun
9 8 (19.05%) Java
9 8 (19.05%) Middleware
9 8 (19.05%) Finance
9 8 (19.05%) Change Management
9 8 (19.05%) PowerShell
10 7 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (16.67%) DNS
10 7 (16.67%) LAN
10 7 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (16.67%) Shell Script
11 6 (14.29%) IIS
11 6 (14.29%) Banking
11 6 (14.29%) Blackberry
11 6 (14.29%) Problem Management

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 6 (14.29%) IIS
2 4 (9.52%) WebSphere Application Server
2 4 (9.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 4 (9.52%) WebSphere
3 2 (4.76%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.38%) CMS
4 1 (2.38%) IBM HTTP Server
4 1 (2.38%) Apache
4 1 (2.38%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 11 (26.19%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (4.76%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.76%) Oracle General Ledger
Communications & Networking
1 15 (35.71%) Firewall
2 13 (30.95%) DMZ
3 11 (26.19%) Reverse Proxy
4 7 (16.67%) DNS
4 7 (16.67%) LAN
5 5 (11.90%) TCP/IP
6 4 (9.52%) DHCP
7 3 (7.14%) LDAP
8 2 (4.76%) SAN
8 2 (4.76%) WAN
8 2 (4.76%) Wireshark
9 1 (2.38%) NAS
9 1 (2.38%) Cisco IOS
9 1 (2.38%) tcpdump
9 1 (2.38%) DMVPN
9 1 (2.38%) Multicast
9 1 (2.38%) NX-OS
9 1 (2.38%) Spanning Tree
9 1 (2.38%) Intrusion Detection
9 1 (2.38%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.14%) Oracle Database
1 3 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.76%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (4.76%) Crystal Reports
2 2 (4.76%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (4.76%) Cognos Framework Manager
2 2 (4.76%) Oracle BI EE
2 2 (4.76%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.38%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Ant
General
1 8 (19.05%) Finance
2 6 (14.29%) Banking
3 4 (9.52%) Investment Banking
4 2 (4.76%) General Ledger
5 1 (2.38%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.38%) Law
5 1 (2.38%) Legal
5 1 (2.38%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 12 (28.57%) Desktop Support
2 7 (16.67%) Operations Engineer
3 6 (14.29%) Middleware Engineer
4 5 (11.90%) Analyst
5 4 (9.52%) Support Engineer
5 4 (9.52%) Desktop Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) Desktop Analyst
6 3 (7.14%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 3 (7.14%) Systems Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) Support Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) Consultant
7 2 (4.76%) Developer
7 2 (4.76%) .NET Developer
8 1 (2.38%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
8 1 (2.38%) IT Support
8 1 (2.38%) C# .NET Developer
8 1 (2.38%) Operations Consultant
8 1 (2.38%) C# Developer
8 1 (2.38%) Operations Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (19.05%) Middleware
2 5 (11.90%) SailPoint
2 5 (11.90%) .NET
3 3 (7.14%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.38%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (14.29%) Blackberry
3 2 (4.76%) iPad
3 2 (4.76%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.38%) Visualisation
4 1 (2.38%) Fat Client
4 1 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.38%) User Experience
4 1 (2.38%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (2.38%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.38%) e-Health
4 1 (2.38%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.38%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 19 (45.24%) UNIX
2 14 (33.33%) Solaris
2 14 (33.33%) Linux
3 11 (26.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 11 (26.19%) Windows 7
4 7 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (9.52%) Windows Vista
6 2 (4.76%) Windows XP
7 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (2.38%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (45.24%) ITIL
2 14 (33.33%) Load Balancing
3 12 (28.57%) Validation
4 8 (19.05%) Change Management
5 6 (14.29%) Problem Management
6 5 (11.90%) Identity Management
7 3 (7.14%) Kalman Filter
7 3 (7.14%) Performance Analysis
7 3 (7.14%) Incident Management
7 3 (7.14%) Migration
8 2 (4.76%) ETL
8 2 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (4.76%) Performance Tuning
9 1 (2.38%) UX Design
9 1 (2.38%) Reverse Engineering
9 1 (2.38%) E-Discovery
9 1 (2.38%) SIEM
9 1 (2.38%) Continuous Improvement
9 1 (2.38%) Vulnerability Management
9 1 (2.38%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (19.05%) Java
1 8 (19.05%) PowerShell
2 7 (16.67%) Shell Script
3 5 (11.90%) SQL
4 3 (7.14%) VBScript
5 2 (4.76%) Python
5 2 (4.76%) Perl
5 2 (4.76%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.38%) Jython
6 1 (2.38%) C#
6 1 (2.38%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 4 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (7.14%) SC Cleared
2 3 (7.14%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.76%) MCSE
3 2 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.38%) GPEN
4 1 (2.38%) GCIH
4 1 (2.38%) Degree
4 1 (2.38%) CEH
4 1 (2.38%) SSCP
4 1 (2.38%) GIAC
4 1 (2.38%) CCNP
4 1 (2.38%) CCNA
4 1 (2.38%) A+ Certification
4 1 (2.38%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.38%) CCA
4 1 (2.38%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (2.38%) CISSP
4 1 (2.38%) MCSA
4 1 (2.38%) MCP
System Software
1 9 (21.43%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.38%) Snort
Systems Management
1 4 (9.52%) Tivoli
1 4 (9.52%) AirWatch
2 1 (2.38%) ServiceCenter
2 1 (2.38%) SCCM
2 1 (2.38%) OPNET
2 1 (2.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (2.38%) Netcool
Vendors
1 21 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (21.43%) Sun
3 5 (11.90%) TIBCO
3 5 (11.90%) Citrix
4 4 (9.52%) IBM
4 4 (9.52%) Oracle
4 4 (9.52%) Reuters
4 4 (9.52%) Bloomberg
4 4 (9.52%) F5
5 2 (4.76%) Cognos
5 2 (4.76%) Business Objects
5 2 (4.76%) SAP
5 2 (4.76%) HP
5 2 (4.76%) Cisco
6 1 (2.38%) ArcSight
6 1 (2.38%) LogLogic
6 1 (2.38%) Tableau
6 1 (2.38%) NetQoS
6 1 (2.38%) McAfee
6 1 (2.38%) VMware