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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 19 7 7
Rank change year-on-year
-12 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 9 17 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 7.14% 15.32% 12.99%
As % of the Operating Systems category 18.37% 30.36% 56.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 7
Average daily rate
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£188 £230 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.47% -23.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £128 £146 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £369 £455 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £301 £313
% change year-on-year
+1.32% -3.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 3
Average hourly rate £25.00 £13.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+85.18% -10.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -9.37%
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
49 56 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 38.89% 50.45% 23.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 27 14
Average daily rate £313 £275 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% +83.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £143 £200 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £300 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 3
Average hourly rate £25.00 £13.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+85.18% -3.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -11.76%

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 1 October 2014.

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 1 October 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 -7 9 £188 -18.47% 8
County Down - - - -
Windows
UK

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 9 (47.37%) Microsoft
2 6 (31.58%) Linux
3 5 (26.32%) WebLogic
3 5 (26.32%) Windows XP
3 5 (26.32%) Windows 7
4 4 (21.05%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (21.05%) Git (software)
4 4 (21.05%) CollabNet
4 4 (21.05%) TIBCO EMS
4 4 (21.05%) Hudson
4 4 (21.05%) Jenkins
4 4 (21.05%) Active Directory
4 4 (21.05%) Citrix
4 4 (21.05%) TIBCO
4 4 (21.05%) Migration
4 4 (21.05%) VMware
4 4 (21.05%) Subversion
5 3 (15.79%) Clustering
5 3 (15.79%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (15.79%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (15.79%) Investment Banking
5 3 (15.79%) Knowledge Management
5 3 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
5 3 (15.79%) Banking
6 2 (10.53%) TeamCity
6 2 (10.53%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (10.53%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (10.53%) Relational Database
6 2 (10.53%) Mentoring

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 5 (26.32%) WebLogic
2 4 (21.05%) TIBCO EMS
3 2 (10.53%) MS Exchange
4 1 (5.26%) Lync
4 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (5.26%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) FTP
1 1 (5.26%) HTTP
1 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
1 1 (5.26%) DNS
1 1 (5.26%) SSL
1 1 (5.26%) Firewall
1 1 (5.26%) Intrusion Detection
1 1 (5.26%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.53%) Relational Database
3 1 (5.26%) MS Access
3 1 (5.26%) Data Mining
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (21.05%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (21.05%) Git (software)
1 4 (21.05%) Hudson
1 4 (21.05%) Jenkins
1 4 (21.05%) Subversion
2 2 (10.53%) TeamCity
3 1 (5.26%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (15.79%) Investment Banking
1 3 (15.79%) Banking
2 2 (10.53%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (26.32%) Desktop Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) Administrator
3 2 (10.53%) Developer
3 2 (10.53%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (10.53%) Support Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Software Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Desktop Support
4 1 (5.26%) Junior
4 1 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Release Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Windows Administrator
4 1 (5.26%) Silverlight Developer
4 1 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) IT Security Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Team Leader
4 1 (5.26%) Java Team Leader
4 1 (5.26%) Security Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Exchange Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) .NET
2 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET
2 1 (5.26%) XML
2 1 (5.26%) HTML
2 1 (5.26%) FpML
2 1 (5.26%) Ext JS
2 1 (5.26%) Java EE
2 1 (5.26%) WPF
2 1 (5.26%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Clustering
2 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.53%) Blackberry
3 1 (5.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.26%) Equities
3 1 (5.26%) Fixed Income
3 1 (5.26%) Algorithms
3 1 (5.26%) Reference Data
3 1 (5.26%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 6 (31.58%) Linux
2 5 (26.32%) Windows XP
2 5 (26.32%) Windows 7
3 1 (5.26%) UNIX
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (5.26%) Apple iOS
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Phone
3 1 (5.26%) Android
3 1 (5.26%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (21.05%) Migration
2 3 (15.79%) Capacity Planning
2 3 (15.79%) Root Cause Analysis
2 3 (15.79%) Knowledge Management
2 3 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (10.53%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (10.53%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (10.53%) Mentoring
3 2 (10.53%) Coaching
3 2 (10.53%) OO
4 1 (5.26%) OOP
4 1 (5.26%) OOD
4 1 (5.26%) Information Security
4 1 (5.26%) Ethical Hacking
4 1 (5.26%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (5.26%) People Management
4 1 (5.26%) Vulnerability Management
4 1 (5.26%) SIEM
4 1 (5.26%) Reverse Engineering
4 1 (5.26%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.53%) SQL
2 1 (5.26%) Python
2 1 (5.26%) C#
2 1 (5.26%) Java
2 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
2 1 (5.26%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) MCSE
1 1 (5.26%) CISSP
1 1 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (5.26%) SSCP
1 1 (5.26%) CCNA
1 1 (5.26%) GIAC
1 1 (5.26%) CEH
1 1 (5.26%) GPEN
1 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
1 1 (5.26%) Degree
1 1 (5.26%) GCIH
System Software
1 4 (21.05%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.26%) VMware ESX
2 1 (5.26%) Snort
2 1 (5.26%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 1 (5.26%) OPNET
Vendors
1 9 (47.37%) Microsoft
2 4 (21.05%) CollabNet
2 4 (21.05%) Citrix
2 4 (21.05%) TIBCO
2 4 (21.05%) VMware
3 1 (5.26%) Cisco
3 1 (5.26%) Reuters
3 1 (5.26%) Bloomberg
3 1 (5.26%) Sun
3 1 (5.26%) ArcSight
3 1 (5.26%) LogLogic
3 1 (5.26%) Actimize
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