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 February 2016 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 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 11 2 4
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows 10 30 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 10.00% 28.30% 19.28%
As % of the Operating Systems category 41.67% 69.77% 66.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 5
Average daily rate £425 £103 £113
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+314.63% -8.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £93 £101
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £108 £280
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 1
Average hourly rate £13.50 £11.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.39% -14.81%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -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
24 43 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 24.00% 40.57% 28.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 16 9
Average daily rate £425 £139 £113
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+206.30% +23.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £97 £95
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £368 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 1
Average hourly rate £13.50 £11.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.39% -14.81%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%

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 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 12 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -14 8 £425 +314.63% 6
County Londonderry - 1 - - 1
Windows
UK

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 10 (45.45%) Windows 7
2 9 (40.91%) Relational Database
2 9 (40.91%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (40.91%) SQL
2 9 (40.91%) VB
2 9 (40.91%) VBA
2 9 (40.91%) Sybase
2 9 (40.91%) MS Access
2 9 (40.91%) Microsoft
2 9 (40.91%) Finance
3 6 (27.27%) Banking
4 5 (22.73%) Project Management
4 5 (22.73%) Migration
5 4 (18.18%) SC Cleared
5 4 (18.18%) Security Cleared
6 3 (13.64%) Supplier Management
6 3 (13.64%) Unix
6 3 (13.64%) Linux
6 3 (13.64%) Windows Server
7 2 (9.09%) Data Migration
7 2 (9.09%) Line Management
7 2 (9.09%) Risk Analysis
7 2 (9.09%) Requirements Management
7 2 (9.09%) Resource Management
7 2 (9.09%) Project Governance
7 2 (9.09%) Oracle
7 2 (9.09%) C
7 2 (9.09%) Citrix
7 2 (9.09%) PRINCE2
7 2 (9.09%) Primavera

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

Applications
1 1 (4.55%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Primavera
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) Internet
1 1 (4.55%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (40.91%) MS Access
1 9 (40.91%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) JIRA
1 1 (4.55%) MSI
General
1 9 (40.91%) Finance
2 6 (27.27%) Banking
3 1 (4.55%) Electronics
3 1 (4.55%) Retail
3 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (40.91%) Access Developer
1 9 (40.91%) Developer
2 7 (31.82%) Access VBA Developer
2 7 (31.82%) VBA Developer
3 5 (22.73%) Deployment Manager
3 5 (22.73%) Deployment Project Manager
3 5 (22.73%) Project Manager
3 5 (22.73%) Rollout Manager
3 5 (22.73%) Rollout Project Manager
4 4 (18.18%) Programmer
4 4 (18.18%) VBA Programmer
5 2 (9.09%) Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Desktop Support
5 2 (9.09%) Excel Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Excel VBA Developer
5 2 (9.09%) SQL Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Sybase Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Unix Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Unix Scripter
6 1 (4.55%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) CSS
1 1 (4.55%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (40.91%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.55%) Device Driver
2 1 (4.55%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 10 (45.45%) Windows 7
2 3 (13.64%) Linux
2 3 (13.64%) Unix
2 3 (13.64%) Windows Server
3 1 (4.55%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (22.73%) Migration
1 5 (22.73%) Project Management
2 3 (13.64%) Supplier Management
3 2 (9.09%) Change Management
3 2 (9.09%) Data Migration
3 2 (9.09%) Line Management
3 2 (9.09%) PRINCE2
3 2 (9.09%) Project Governance
3 2 (9.09%) Requirements Management
3 2 (9.09%) Resource Management
3 2 (9.09%) Risk Analysis
3 2 (9.09%) Risk Management
3 2 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (4.55%) Application Discovery
4 1 (4.55%) Application Packaging
4 1 (4.55%) ITIL
4 1 (4.55%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 9 (40.91%) SQL
1 9 (40.91%) VB
1 9 (40.91%) VBA
2 2 (9.09%) C
3 1 (4.55%) Bash Shell
3 1 (4.55%) C++
3 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.55%) PowerShell
3 1 (4.55%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (18.18%) SC Cleared
1 4 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 2 (9.09%) A+ Certification
2 2 (9.09%) PMI Certification
2 2 (9.09%) PMP
2 2 (9.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (4.55%) CCNA
3 1 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (4.55%) MCSA
3 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (9.09%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) SCCM
1 1 (4.55%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 9 (40.91%) Microsoft
1 9 (40.91%) Sybase
2 2 (9.09%) Citrix
2 2 (9.09%) Oracle
3 1 (4.55%) Intel
3 1 (4.55%) VMware
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