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 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 5 16 2
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -14
Contract jobs citing Windows 11 5 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 17.74% 4.42% 24.22%
As % of the Operating Systems category 68.75% 12.50% 41.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 10
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£175 £279 £213
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.21% +31.17%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £304 £315
% change year-on-year
+6.90% -3.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £17.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +25.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.86 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+5.73% -
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
16 40 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 25.81% 35.40% 58.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 21 35
Average daily rate £175 £321 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-45.52% +16.81%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £17.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +25.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £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
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 August 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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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 +11 10 £175 -37.21% 4
County Armagh - 1 - -
Windows
UK

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 13 (50.00%) Finance
2 12 (46.15%) Linux
3 11 (42.31%) ITIL
4 10 (38.46%) Microsoft
5 9 (34.62%) UNIX
5 9 (34.62%) Oracle
6 7 (26.92%) SQL
6 7 (26.92%) Cisco
6 7 (26.92%) Windows 7
7 6 (23.08%) DNS
7 6 (23.08%) Solaris
7 6 (23.08%) Perl
7 6 (23.08%) Information Security
8 5 (19.23%) Equities
8 5 (19.23%) Banking
8 5 (19.23%) Firewall
8 5 (19.23%) MS Office
8 5 (19.23%) SQL Server
8 5 (19.23%) TCP/IP
8 5 (19.23%) Active Directory
8 5 (19.23%) Citrix
8 5 (19.23%) Juniper
8 5 (19.23%) Derivative
8 5 (19.23%) Degree
9 4 (15.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (15.38%) IIS
9 4 (15.38%) .NET
9 4 (15.38%) Blackberry
9 4 (15.38%) QA

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 4 (15.38%) IIS
2 3 (11.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (3.85%) FileNet
3 1 (3.85%) CMS
3 1 (3.85%) IBM HTTP Server
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.85%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (19.23%) MS Office
2 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.85%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 6 (23.08%) DNS
2 5 (19.23%) Firewall
2 5 (19.23%) TCP/IP
3 3 (11.54%) DHCP
4 2 (7.69%) WAN
4 2 (7.69%) SAN
4 2 (7.69%) DMZ
4 2 (7.69%) Wireshark
5 1 (3.85%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (3.85%) NAS
5 1 (3.85%) tcpdump
5 1 (3.85%) DMVPN
5 1 (3.85%) NetScaler
5 1 (3.85%) Multicast
5 1 (3.85%) Structured Cabling
5 1 (3.85%) Spanning Tree
5 1 (3.85%) NX-OS
5 1 (3.85%) OSPF
5 1 (3.85%) BGP
5 1 (3.85%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (19.23%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.69%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle Discoverer
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Ant
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle Forms
General
1 13 (50.00%) Finance
2 5 (19.23%) Banking
3 3 (11.54%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.85%) Legal
4 1 (3.85%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 10 (38.46%) Analyst
2 4 (15.38%) Operations Analyst
2 4 (15.38%) Service Analyst
3 3 (11.54%) Support Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (7.69%) Desktop Support
4 2 (7.69%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Developer
4 2 (7.69%) .NET Developer
5 1 (3.85%) C# Developer
5 1 (3.85%) Applications Support Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Desktop Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Deployment Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Senior Desktop Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Junior Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) 1st Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (15.38%) .NET
2 2 (7.69%) Web Services
2 2 (7.69%) .NET Framework
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (3.85%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (19.23%) Equities
1 5 (19.23%) Derivative
2 4 (15.38%) Blackberry
3 2 (7.69%) Management Information System
3 2 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.85%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (3.85%) Thin Client
4 1 (3.85%) Clustering
4 1 (3.85%) e-Health
4 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.85%) Fat Client
4 1 (3.85%) Visualisation
4 1 (3.85%) iPad
4 1 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (3.85%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 12 (46.15%) Linux
2 9 (34.62%) UNIX
3 7 (26.92%) Windows 7
4 6 (23.08%) Solaris
5 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (11.54%) Windows Vista
6 3 (11.54%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (3.85%) Windows NT
8 1 (3.85%) Windows XP
8 1 (3.85%) Windows 8
8 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (42.31%) ITIL
2 6 (23.08%) Information Security
3 4 (15.38%) Problem Management
4 3 (11.54%) Change Management
5 2 (7.69%) Penetration Testing
5 2 (7.69%) Incident Management
5 2 (7.69%) SIEM
5 2 (7.69%) Vulnerability Management
5 2 (7.69%) Performance Analysis
5 2 (7.69%) Load Balancing
6 1 (3.85%) People Management
6 1 (3.85%) Server Building
6 1 (3.85%) User Stories
6 1 (3.85%) Cyber Security
6 1 (3.85%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (3.85%) Use Case
6 1 (3.85%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (3.85%) Usability Testing
6 1 (3.85%) Data Migration
6 1 (3.85%) Database Tuning
Programming Languages
1 7 (26.92%) SQL
2 6 (23.08%) Perl
3 3 (11.54%) PowerShell
3 3 (11.54%) Shell Script
4 2 (7.69%) VBScript
4 2 (7.69%) Python
5 1 (3.85%) C#
5 1 (3.85%) Delphi
5 1 (3.85%) Java
5 1 (3.85%) Jython
Qualifications
1 5 (19.23%) Degree
2 4 (15.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 3 (11.54%) MCSE
3 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (3.85%) MCP
5 1 (3.85%) DV Cleared
5 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
5 1 (3.85%) GPEN
5 1 (3.85%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (3.85%) A+ Certification
5 1 (3.85%) SSCP
5 1 (3.85%) GIAC
5 1 (3.85%) GCIH
5 1 (3.85%) CEH
5 1 (3.85%) MCSA
5 1 (3.85%) CCNP
5 1 (3.85%) CCNA
5 1 (3.85%) CCA
5 1 (3.85%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (15.38%) QA
2 1 (3.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (19.23%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.85%) Snort
Systems Management
1 3 (11.54%) AirWatch
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (3.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (3.85%) Netcool
2 1 (3.85%) OPNET
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (3.85%) ServiceCenter
2 1 (3.85%) SCCM
2 1 (3.85%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 10 (38.46%) Microsoft
2 9 (34.62%) Oracle
3 7 (26.92%) Cisco
4 5 (19.23%) Citrix
4 5 (19.23%) Juniper
5 3 (11.54%) Reuters
5 3 (11.54%) Bloomberg
5 3 (11.54%) F5
6 2 (7.69%) ArcSight
6 2 (7.69%) Red Hat
6 2 (7.69%) IBM
6 2 (7.69%) HP
7 1 (3.85%) Sybase
7 1 (3.85%) Sun
7 1 (3.85%) LogLogic
7 1 (3.85%) NetQoS
7 1 (3.85%) Remedy
7 1 (3.85%) McAfee
7 1 (3.85%) VMware