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 12 September 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
12 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 13 5 13
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +8
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 25 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 6.67% 21.19% 10.56%
As % of the Operating Systems category 18.18% 35.71% 47.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 8
Average daily rate
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£188 £230 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.47% +2.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £122 £164 £141
10% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £420 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £306 £313 £310
% change year-on-year
-2.00% +0.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 3
Average hourly rate £21.00 £13.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+55.55% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.80 £13.50 £14.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.20 £13.50 £15.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
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
44 70 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 36.67% 59.32% 22.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 35 17
Average daily rate £306 £275 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.36% +83.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £121 £210 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £340 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 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 £16.16 £15.85 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.95% -6.76%

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 12 September 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 12 September 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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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 -10 8 £188 -18.47% 11
Windows
UK

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 12 September 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 11 (55.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (25.00%) Windows XP
2 5 (25.00%) Windows 7
2 5 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (20.00%) Citrix
3 4 (20.00%) PL/SQL
3 4 (20.00%) SQL
3 4 (20.00%) UNIX
3 4 (20.00%) Active Directory
3 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (20.00%) Migration
3 4 (20.00%) VMware
4 3 (15.00%) Clustering
4 3 (15.00%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (15.00%) Finance
4 3 (15.00%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (15.00%) Solaris
4 3 (15.00%) Linux
4 3 (15.00%) SAP
4 3 (15.00%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (15.00%) .NET
4 3 (15.00%) Oracle
4 3 (15.00%) SQL Server
4 3 (15.00%) Crystal Reports
4 3 (15.00%) Business Objects
4 3 (15.00%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (15.00%) ETL
4 3 (15.00%) Relational Database
4 3 (15.00%) Cognos Framework Manager
4 3 (15.00%) Capacity Planning

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 12 September 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 2 (10.00%) WebLogic
1 2 (10.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (10.00%) TIBCO EMS
2 1 (5.00%) Lync
2 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (15.00%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (15.00%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) Oracle General Ledger
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) FTP
1 1 (5.00%) HTTP
1 1 (5.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (5.00%) DNS
1 1 (5.00%) SSL
1 1 (5.00%) Firewall
1 1 (5.00%) Intrusion Detection
1 1 (5.00%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (15.00%) Crystal Reports
1 3 (15.00%) Oracle Reports
1 3 (15.00%) BusinessObjects
1 3 (15.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 3 (15.00%) Oracle BI EE
1 3 (15.00%) Oracle Database
1 3 (15.00%) Relational Database
1 3 (15.00%) Cognos Framework Manager
2 2 (10.00%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (10.00%) Hudson
1 2 (10.00%) Jenkins
1 2 (10.00%) Visual Studio
1 2 (10.00%) Subversion
2 1 (5.00%) TeamCity
General
1 3 (15.00%) Finance
1 3 (15.00%) General Ledger
2 2 (10.00%) Banking
2 2 (10.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (25.00%) Desktop Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) Administrator
3 3 (15.00%) Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (10.00%) Support Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Software Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Business Intelligence Specialist
5 1 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Silverlight Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Team Leader
5 1 (5.00%) Cognos Specialist
5 1 (5.00%) Security Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Exchange Administrator
5 1 (5.00%) Windows Administrator
5 1 (5.00%) IT Security Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Desktop Support
5 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) .NET
2 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (5.00%) WPF
2 1 (5.00%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Clustering
2 2 (10.00%) Blackberry
3 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (25.00%) Windows XP
1 5 (25.00%) Windows 7
2 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (20.00%) UNIX
3 3 (15.00%) Solaris
3 3 (15.00%) Linux
3 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (5.00%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (5.00%) Android
4 1 (5.00%) Apple iOS
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
2 4 (20.00%) Migration
3 3 (15.00%) ETL
3 3 (15.00%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (15.00%) Knowledge Management
3 3 (15.00%) Capacity Planning
3 3 (15.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (10.00%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (5.00%) Mentoring
5 1 (5.00%) Coaching
5 1 (5.00%) Reverse Engineering
5 1 (5.00%) SIEM
5 1 (5.00%) OOP
5 1 (5.00%) OO
5 1 (5.00%) OOD
5 1 (5.00%) Information Security
5 1 (5.00%) Ethical Hacking
5 1 (5.00%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (5.00%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (20.00%) PL/SQL
1 4 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (5.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) MCSE
1 1 (5.00%) CCNA
1 1 (5.00%) CISSP
1 1 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (5.00%) SSCP
1 1 (5.00%) GIAC
1 1 (5.00%) GCIH
1 1 (5.00%) CEH
1 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (5.00%) GPEN
System Software
1 4 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.00%) VMware ESX
2 1 (5.00%) Snort
2 1 (5.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 1 (5.00%) OPNET
Vendors
1 11 (55.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (20.00%) Citrix
2 4 (20.00%) VMware
3 3 (15.00%) Oracle
3 3 (15.00%) Business Objects
3 3 (15.00%) SAP
3 3 (15.00%) Cognos
4 2 (10.00%) TIBCO
4 2 (10.00%) CollabNet
5 1 (5.00%) ArcSight
5 1 (5.00%) LogLogic
5 1 (5.00%) Sun
5 1 (5.00%) Cisco
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