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 29 July 2016 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 8 7 11
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +4
Contract jobs citing Windows 18 13 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 13.14% 17.33% 7.69%
As % of the Operating Systems category 81.82% 48.15% 24.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 2
Median daily rate £300 £175 £279
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+71.42% -37.21%
UK excluding London median daily rate £337 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.53% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 3
Median hourly rate £16.50 - £14.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-1.61% +3.33%
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
22 27 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 16.06% 36.00% 31.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 17 13
Median daily rate £300 £189 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+58.94% -46.07%
UK excluding London median daily rate £353 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
+0.71% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 3
Median hourly rate £13.00 - £14.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- +10.00%

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 29 July 2016.

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 29 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +1 17 £300 +71.42% 7
Windows
UK

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 29 July 2016, 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 12 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 11 (39.29%) Active Directory
3 10 (35.71%) SQL Server
4 8 (28.57%) SQL
5 7 (25.00%) MS Excel
6 6 (21.43%) SLA
6 6 (21.43%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (21.43%) .NET
6 6 (21.43%) ITIL
6 6 (21.43%) Degree
6 6 (21.43%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (21.43%) Windows Server
7 5 (17.86%) Windows 7
7 5 (17.86%) Project Planning
7 5 (17.86%) SQL Server 2005
7 5 (17.86%) SharePoint
8 4 (14.29%) Linux
8 4 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (14.29%) HP
8 4 (14.29%) Citrix
8 4 (14.29%) Project Management
8 4 (14.29%) VMware
8 4 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (10.71%) Office Automation
9 3 (10.71%) Office 365
9 3 (10.71%) Software Deployment
9 3 (10.71%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (10.71%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (10.71%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (10.71%) Software Delivery

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 5 (17.86%) SharePoint
2 2 (7.14%) IIS
2 2 (7.14%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (7.14%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle Service Bus
3 1 (3.57%) Skype for Business
3 1 (3.57%) Tomcat
3 1 (3.57%) WebLogic
Applications
1 7 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (10.71%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (10.71%) MS Project
2 3 (10.71%) MS Visio
3 1 (3.57%) Acrobat
3 1 (3.57%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (7.14%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.71%) Office 365
2 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.71%) DHCP
1 3 (10.71%) DNS
1 3 (10.71%) Internet
2 2 (7.14%) IP Telephony
2 2 (7.14%) Wireless
3 1 (3.57%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (3.57%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.57%) VPN
3 1 (3.57%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (35.71%) SQL Server
2 6 (21.43%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (17.86%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (10.71%) SQL Server 2000
4 3 (10.71%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (7.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database
6 1 (3.57%) RDBMS
6 1 (3.57%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (7.14%) MSI
1 2 (7.14%) NUnit
1 2 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (10.71%) Banking
1 3 (10.71%) Investment Banking
1 3 (10.71%) Telecoms
2 2 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (25.00%) Analyst
1 7 (25.00%) Support Engineer
2 4 (14.29%) Support Analyst
3 3 (10.71%) Consultant
3 3 (10.71%) Deskside Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) Deskside Support
3 3 (10.71%) Deskside Support Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) Desktop Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) Developer
4 2 (7.14%) Automation Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) Deployment Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Desktop Support
4 2 (7.14%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) ICT Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) ICT Support
4 2 (7.14%) ICT Support Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Consultant
4 2 (7.14%) PMO Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) Senior Support Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (21.43%) .NET
2 3 (10.71%) Middleware
3 2 (7.14%) .NET Framework
3 2 (7.14%) ASP.NET
3 2 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (7.14%) WCF
3 2 (7.14%) Web Services
4 1 (3.57%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.14%) BYOD
1 2 (7.14%) Clustering
1 2 (7.14%) Smartphone
2 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (21.43%) Windows Server
2 5 (17.86%) Windows 7
3 4 (14.29%) Linux
3 4 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (10.71%) AIX
4 3 (10.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (10.71%) Solaris
4 3 (10.71%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (7.14%) Android
5 2 (7.14%) Windows Vista
6 1 (3.57%) Unix
6 1 (3.57%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (21.43%) ITIL
2 5 (17.86%) Project Planning
3 4 (14.29%) Project Management
4 3 (10.71%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (10.71%) Data Analysis
4 3 (10.71%) Data Protection
4 3 (10.71%) Office Automation
4 3 (10.71%) Software Delivery
4 3 (10.71%) Software Deployment
5 2 (7.14%) Application Packaging
5 2 (7.14%) Change Control
5 2 (7.14%) Change Management
5 2 (7.14%) Migration
5 2 (7.14%) MVC
5 2 (7.14%) PRINCE2
5 2 (7.14%) Service Delivery
5 2 (7.14%) Supplier Management
5 2 (7.14%) Unit Testing
5 2 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (7.14%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 8 (28.57%) SQL
2 2 (7.14%) C#
2 2 (7.14%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 6 (21.43%) Degree
1 6 (21.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (10.71%) CCNA
3 3 (10.71%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (10.71%) MCP
3 3 (10.71%) MCSA
3 3 (10.71%) MCSE
4 2 (7.14%) HND
4 2 (7.14%) SC Cleared
4 2 (7.14%) Security Cleared
5 1 (3.57%) A+ Certification
5 1 (3.57%) CNE
5 1 (3.57%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (21.43%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (39.29%) Active Directory
2 3 (10.71%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 2 (7.14%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (3.57%) Hyper-V
4 1 (3.57%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (3.57%) VMware ESX
4 1 (3.57%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Clustering
1 2 (7.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 2 (7.14%) Unicenter
2 1 (3.57%) SCCM
2 1 (3.57%) SCDPM
2 1 (3.57%) SCOM
2 1 (3.57%) SCVMM
2 1 (3.57%) Simpana
Vendors
1 12 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 4 (14.29%) Citrix
2 4 (14.29%) HP
2 4 (14.29%) VMware
3 2 (7.14%) Apple
3 2 (7.14%) Blue Prism
3 2 (7.14%) BMC
3 2 (7.14%) CA
3 2 (7.14%) Cisco
3 2 (7.14%) Civica
3 2 (7.14%) CommVault
3 2 (7.14%) Dell
3 2 (7.14%) Remedy
3 2 (7.14%) ServiceNow
4 1 (3.57%) Altiris
4 1 (3.57%) BT
4 1 (3.57%) Compuware
4 1 (3.57%) Oracle
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