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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 9 2 26
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +24
Contract jobs citing Windows 16 26 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 14.16% 22.61% 3.82%
As % of the Operating Systems category 44.44% 59.09% 31.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 10 2
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£200 £188 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -50.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £305
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -1.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 0
Average hourly rate £12.50 £14.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.71% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +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
36 44 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 31.86% 38.26% 12.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 14 25
Average daily rate £215 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.84% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £109 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £320 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.81% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 0
Average hourly rate £12.50 £14.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.71% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 -5 16 £200 +6.66% 9
Windows
UK

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 23 (48.94%) Microsoft
2 19 (40.43%) ITIL
3 18 (38.30%) UNIX
4 16 (34.04%) Windows 7
5 14 (29.79%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (29.79%) Solaris
5 14 (29.79%) Firewall
5 14 (29.79%) Load Balancing
6 13 (27.66%) Linux
6 13 (27.66%) DMZ
7 12 (25.53%) MS Office
7 12 (25.53%) Validation
8 11 (23.40%) Reverse Proxy
8 11 (23.40%) Active Directory
8 11 (23.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 10 (21.28%) Windows Server 2008
9 10 (21.28%) Windows Server 2003
9 10 (21.28%) Change Management
10 9 (19.15%) Sun
10 9 (19.15%) DNS
10 9 (19.15%) PowerShell
11 8 (17.02%) Middleware
11 8 (17.02%) Java
12 7 (14.89%) IIS
12 7 (14.89%) TCP/IP
12 7 (14.89%) Citrix
12 7 (14.89%) Shell Script
13 6 (12.77%) Finance
13 6 (12.77%) DHCP
13 6 (12.77%) Blackberry

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 7 (14.89%) IIS
2 4 (8.51%) WebSphere
2 4 (8.51%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 4 (8.51%) WebSphere Application Server
2 4 (8.51%) MS Exchange
3 2 (4.26%) Lync
4 1 (2.13%) Apache
4 1 (2.13%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (2.13%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 12 (25.53%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.26%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (4.26%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.26%) Oracle General Ledger
Communications & Networking
1 14 (29.79%) Firewall
2 13 (27.66%) DMZ
3 11 (23.40%) Reverse Proxy
4 9 (19.15%) DNS
5 7 (14.89%) TCP/IP
6 6 (12.77%) DHCP
6 6 (12.77%) LAN
7 3 (6.38%) LDAP
8 1 (2.13%) SAN
8 1 (2.13%) FTP
8 1 (2.13%) HTTP
8 1 (2.13%) SSL
8 1 (2.13%) WAN
8 1 (2.13%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (2.13%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.51%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.26%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (4.26%) Oracle BI EE
2 2 (4.26%) Crystal Reports
2 2 (4.26%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (4.26%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (4.26%) Oracle Database
2 2 (4.26%) Cognos Framework Manager
3 1 (2.13%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Ant
General
1 6 (12.77%) Finance
2 4 (8.51%) Banking
2 4 (8.51%) Investment Banking
3 2 (4.26%) General Ledger
4 1 (2.13%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.13%) Law
4 1 (2.13%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 14 (29.79%) Desktop Support
2 8 (17.02%) Operations Engineer
3 6 (12.77%) Middleware Engineer
4 5 (10.64%) Desktop Engineer
4 5 (10.64%) Analyst
4 5 (10.64%) Support Engineer
5 4 (8.51%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 3 (6.38%) Desktop Analyst
6 3 (6.38%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 3 (6.38%) Support Analyst
6 3 (6.38%) Systems Engineer
7 2 (4.26%) Consultant
7 2 (4.26%) NOC Engineer
7 2 (4.26%) Windows Engineer
7 2 (4.26%) IT Support
8 1 (2.13%) IT Technician
8 1 (2.13%) Network Operations Engineer
8 1 (2.13%) Operations Consultant
8 1 (2.13%) Senior Desktop Engineer
8 1 (2.13%) Sun Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (17.02%) Middleware
2 5 (10.64%) SailPoint
3 3 (6.38%) .NET
3 3 (6.38%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 14 (29.79%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (12.77%) Blackberry
3 2 (4.26%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.26%) iPad
4 1 (2.13%) Visualisation
4 1 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.13%) EPoS
4 1 (2.13%) Thin Client
4 1 (2.13%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.13%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.13%) Fat Client
4 1 (2.13%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 18 (38.30%) UNIX
2 16 (34.04%) Windows 7
3 14 (29.79%) Solaris
4 13 (27.66%) Linux
5 11 (23.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (21.28%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (21.28%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (8.51%) Windows Vista
8 2 (4.26%) Windows XP
9 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (2.13%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (40.43%) ITIL
2 14 (29.79%) Load Balancing
3 12 (25.53%) Validation
4 10 (21.28%) Change Management
5 6 (12.77%) Problem Management
6 5 (10.64%) Identity Management
7 4 (8.51%) Migration
8 3 (6.38%) Performance Analysis
8 3 (6.38%) Kalman Filter
8 3 (6.38%) Incident Management
9 2 (4.26%) Data Migration
9 2 (4.26%) ETL
9 2 (4.26%) Business Intelligence
9 2 (4.26%) Performance Tuning
10 1 (2.13%) People Management
10 1 (2.13%) E-Discovery
10 1 (2.13%) Reverse Engineering
10 1 (2.13%) SIEM
10 1 (2.13%) Continuous Improvement
10 1 (2.13%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (19.15%) PowerShell
2 8 (17.02%) Java
3 7 (14.89%) Shell Script
4 5 (10.64%) VBScript
5 4 (8.51%) SQL
6 2 (4.26%) PL/SQL
7 1 (2.13%) Python
7 1 (2.13%) Perl
7 1 (2.13%) Jython
Qualifications
1 6 (12.77%) SC Cleared
1 6 (12.77%) Security Cleared
2 5 (10.64%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (4.26%) MCSE
3 2 (4.26%) A+ Certification
4 1 (2.13%) GPEN
4 1 (2.13%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.13%) SSCP
4 1 (2.13%) CCNA
4 1 (2.13%) CCA
4 1 (2.13%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (2.13%) CISSP
4 1 (2.13%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.13%) MCSA
4 1 (2.13%) MCP
4 1 (2.13%) CEH
4 1 (2.13%) GCIH
4 1 (2.13%) Degree
4 1 (2.13%) GIAC
System Software
1 11 (23.40%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.13%) Snort
Systems Management
1 4 (8.51%) Tivoli
1 4 (8.51%) AirWatch
2 2 (4.26%) WMI
3 1 (2.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (2.13%) ServiceCenter
3 1 (2.13%) SCCM
3 1 (2.13%) OPNET
Vendors
1 23 (48.94%) Microsoft
2 9 (19.15%) Sun
3 7 (14.89%) Citrix
4 5 (10.64%) TIBCO
5 4 (8.51%) Reuters
5 4 (8.51%) Bloomberg
5 4 (8.51%) IBM
6 3 (6.38%) F5
7 2 (4.26%) VMware
7 2 (4.26%) Oracle
7 2 (4.26%) Business Objects
7 2 (4.26%) SAP
7 2 (4.26%) Cognos
7 2 (4.26%) Cisco
7 2 (4.26%) HP
8 1 (2.13%) ArcSight
8 1 (2.13%) LogLogic
8 1 (2.13%) Tableau
8 1 (2.13%) McAfee
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