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 3 December 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 10 5 3
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows 20 14 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 12.20% 20.00% 24.31%
As % of the Operating Systems category 42.55% 63.64% 54.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 8 10
Median daily rate £175 £313 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-44.00% +56.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £133 £304 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £394 £313 £266
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 7
Median hourly rate £13.00 £15.25 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.75% -5.63%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.25 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +1.66%
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
47 22 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 28.66% 31.43% 44.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 14 25
Median daily rate £380 £313 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.60% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £143 £308 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £425 £411
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 7
Median hourly rate £13.00 £15.25 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.75% +38.63%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +3.12%

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 3 December 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 3 December 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 20 £175 -44.00% 11
Windows
UK

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 3 December 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 15 (39.47%) Active Directory
2 13 (34.21%) ITIL
3 12 (31.58%) MS Excel
3 12 (31.58%) Microsoft
4 9 (23.68%) SharePoint
4 9 (23.68%) SQL
4 9 (23.68%) Citrix
4 9 (23.68%) Degree
5 8 (21.05%) Windows XP
6 7 (18.42%) SQL Server
6 7 (18.42%) MS Project
6 7 (18.42%) Linux
6 7 (18.42%) Windows 7
7 6 (15.79%) SQL Server 2008
7 6 (15.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (15.79%) SCCM
7 6 (15.79%) Windows Server
7 6 (15.79%) AIX
7 6 (15.79%) Solaris
7 6 (15.79%) MCP
7 6 (15.79%) MS Office
7 6 (15.79%) MS Visio
7 6 (15.79%) MCSE
7 6 (15.79%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (15.79%) VMware
7 6 (15.79%) SQL Server 2005
7 6 (15.79%) MS PowerPoint
8 5 (13.16%) Banking
8 5 (13.16%) Project Planning
8 5 (13.16%) Finance

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 9 (23.68%) SharePoint
2 2 (5.26%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (5.26%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (5.26%) Skype for Business
3 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.63%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 12 (31.58%) MS Excel
2 7 (18.42%) MS Project
3 6 (15.79%) MS Office
3 6 (15.79%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (15.79%) MS Visio
4 2 (5.26%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 2 (5.26%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (13.16%) Office 365
2 3 (7.89%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.53%) DHCP
1 4 (10.53%) DNS
2 3 (7.89%) IP Telephony
2 3 (7.89%) Wireless
3 2 (5.26%) Internet
3 2 (5.26%) LAN
3 2 (5.26%) TCP/IP
3 2 (5.26%) VPN
3 2 (5.26%) WebEx
4 1 (2.63%) SSH
4 1 (2.63%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (18.42%) SQL Server
2 6 (15.79%) SQL Server 2005
2 6 (15.79%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (10.53%) SQL Server 2000
3 4 (10.53%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (5.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (5.26%) NUnit
1 2 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.63%) MSI
General
1 5 (13.16%) Banking
1 5 (13.16%) Finance
2 4 (10.53%) Telecoms
3 3 (7.89%) Investment Banking
4 2 (5.26%) French Language
4 2 (5.26%) German Language
4 2 (5.26%) Italian Language
4 2 (5.26%) Spanish Language
5 1 (2.63%) Front Office
5 1 (2.63%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 14 (36.84%) Analyst
2 9 (23.68%) IT Support
3 8 (21.05%) Support Engineer
4 6 (15.79%) Support Analyst
5 5 (13.16%) Automation Analyst
6 3 (7.89%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 3 (7.89%) 3rd Line Support
6 3 (7.89%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 3 (7.89%) Developer
6 3 (7.89%) ICT Engineer
6 3 (7.89%) ICT Support
6 3 (7.89%) ICT Support Engineer
6 3 (7.89%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 3 (7.89%) IT Analyst
6 3 (7.89%) IT Support Analyst
6 3 (7.89%) Senior Support Engineer
7 2 (5.26%) Business Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) Consultant
7 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Consultant
7 2 (5.26%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.16%) Middleware
2 3 (7.89%) Core Data
3 2 (5.26%) .NET
3 2 (5.26%) ASP.NET
3 2 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (5.26%) WCF
3 2 (5.26%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.89%) BYOD
1 3 (7.89%) Smartphone
2 2 (5.26%) Clustering
2 2 (5.26%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.63%) Equities
3 1 (2.63%) Fat Client
3 1 (2.63%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 8 (21.05%) Windows XP
2 7 (18.42%) Linux
2 7 (18.42%) Windows 7
3 6 (15.79%) AIX
3 6 (15.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (15.79%) Solaris
3 6 (15.79%) Windows Server
4 4 (10.53%) Android
5 3 (7.89%) Windows 2000
6 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (5.26%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (34.21%) ITIL
2 5 (13.16%) Continuous Improvement
2 5 (13.16%) Project Management
2 5 (13.16%) Project Planning
3 4 (10.53%) Configuration Management
3 4 (10.53%) Process Improvement
4 3 (7.89%) Change Management
4 3 (7.89%) Data Protection
4 3 (7.89%) Mobile Device Management
4 3 (7.89%) Service Delivery
4 3 (7.89%) Software Delivery
4 3 (7.89%) Software Distribution
4 3 (7.89%) Supplier Management
5 2 (5.26%) CRM
5 2 (5.26%) ITSM
5 2 (5.26%) MVC
5 2 (5.26%) PRINCE2
5 2 (5.26%) Unit Testing
6 1 (2.63%) ITIL V3
6 1 (2.63%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 9 (23.68%) SQL
2 3 (7.89%) C
3 2 (5.26%) C#
3 2 (5.26%) C++
4 1 (2.63%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (23.68%) Degree
2 6 (15.79%) MCP
2 6 (15.79%) MCSE
2 6 (15.79%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (13.16%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (7.89%) MCTS
5 2 (5.26%) HND
6 1 (2.63%) A+ Certification
6 1 (2.63%) AWS Certification
6 1 (2.63%) CCNA
6 1 (2.63%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (2.63%) CNE
6 1 (2.63%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.16%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (39.47%) Active Directory
2 4 (10.53%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (2.63%) VMware ESX
3 1 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.63%) XenApp
3 1 (2.63%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (15.79%) SCCM
2 2 (5.26%) Simpana
3 1 (2.63%) Ansible
3 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (2.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (2.63%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 12 (31.58%) Microsoft
2 9 (23.68%) Citrix
3 6 (15.79%) VMware
4 4 (10.53%) Apple
4 4 (10.53%) ServiceNow
5 3 (7.89%) Cisco
5 3 (7.89%) CommVault
5 3 (7.89%) HP
6 2 (5.26%) Civica
6 2 (5.26%) Dell
7 1 (2.63%) Altiris
7 1 (2.63%) Avaya
7 1 (2.63%) Bloomberg
7 1 (2.63%) CA
7 1 (2.63%) Compuware
7 1 (2.63%) MobileIron
7 1 (2.63%) Reuters
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