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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 3 12 4
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -8
Contract jobs citing Windows 34 8 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 28.81% 8.33% 18.64%
As % of the Operating Systems category 65.38% 44.44% 68.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 9
Average daily rate
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£200 £250 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £101 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 2
Average hourly rate £13.58 £13.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.59% -22.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.81 £14.75 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+0.38% -7.81%
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
52 18 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 44.07% 18.75% 27.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 6 18
Average daily rate £250 £280 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.71% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £105 £250 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £450 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 2
Average hourly rate £11.00 £13.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.51% -22.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.85 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+5.66% -11.76%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 +7 33 £200 -20.00% 6
Newry - - - -
County Down - - - -
Windows
UK

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 24 (53.33%) Linux
2 21 (46.67%) UNIX
3 17 (37.78%) Firewall
4 16 (35.56%) Microsoft
5 15 (33.33%) Solaris
6 14 (31.11%) Sun
6 14 (31.11%) Analytical Skills
7 13 (28.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 11 (24.44%) Load Balancing
8 11 (24.44%) Reverse Proxy
8 11 (24.44%) DMZ
8 11 (24.44%) ITIL
8 11 (24.44%) Validation
9 10 (22.22%) DNS
10 9 (20.00%) TIBCO
10 9 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
11 8 (17.78%) PowerShell
11 8 (17.78%) Windows 7
11 8 (17.78%) Middleware
11 8 (17.78%) TCP/IP
11 8 (17.78%) Cisco
11 8 (17.78%) Java
12 7 (15.56%) MS Exchange
12 7 (15.56%) Windows Server 2003
12 7 (15.56%) Active Directory
12 7 (15.56%) Mentoring
13 6 (13.33%) ArcSight
13 6 (13.33%) LogLogic
13 6 (13.33%) SIEM
13 6 (13.33%) GPEN

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 7 (15.56%) MS Exchange
2 5 (11.11%) WebSphere
2 5 (11.11%) WebLogic
3 4 (8.89%) WebSphere Application Server
3 4 (8.89%) TIBCO EMS
4 3 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (6.67%) IIS
4 3 (6.67%) Lync
5 1 (2.22%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.22%) Apache
5 1 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (2.22%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.22%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.44%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.44%) Oracle General Ledger
1 2 (4.44%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (37.78%) Firewall
2 11 (24.44%) Reverse Proxy
2 11 (24.44%) DMZ
3 10 (22.22%) DNS
4 8 (17.78%) TCP/IP
5 6 (13.33%) Wireshark
5 6 (13.33%) FTP
5 6 (13.33%) HTTP
5 6 (13.33%) SSL
5 6 (13.33%) Intrusion Detection
6 4 (8.89%) DHCP
7 3 (6.67%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.89%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.67%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (6.67%) Oracle Database 11g
2 3 (6.67%) Oracle Database
3 2 (4.44%) Relational Database
3 2 (4.44%) Cognos Framework Manager
3 2 (4.44%) Oracle BI EE
3 2 (4.44%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (4.44%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.22%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (2.22%) MS Access
4 1 (2.22%) Data Mining
4 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (8.89%) Hudson
1 4 (8.89%) Jenkins
1 4 (8.89%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (8.89%) Git (software)
1 4 (8.89%) Subversion
2 2 (4.44%) TeamCity
3 1 (2.22%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (2.22%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (8.89%) Finance
2 3 (6.67%) Banking
2 3 (6.67%) Investment Banking
3 2 (4.44%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 7 (15.56%) Operations Engineer
2 6 (13.33%) Middleware Engineer
2 6 (13.33%) Support Engineer
3 5 (11.11%) Desktop Support
3 5 (11.11%) Analyst
4 4 (8.89%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 4 (8.89%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) IT Technician
5 2 (4.44%) Automation Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) Windows Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) NOC Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) Consultant
6 1 (2.22%) Software Developer
6 1 (2.22%) Network Engineer
6 1 (2.22%) Customer Engineer
6 1 (2.22%) Junior
6 1 (2.22%) Developer
6 1 (2.22%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (2.22%) Administrator
6 1 (2.22%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (17.78%) Middleware
2 5 (11.11%) SailPoint
3 3 (6.67%) XML
4 2 (4.44%) SOAP
5 1 (2.22%) FpML
5 1 (2.22%) Java EE
5 1 (2.22%) HTML
5 1 (2.22%) .NET
5 1 (2.22%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (2.22%) Ext JS
Miscellaneous
1 14 (31.11%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (13.33%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.44%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.22%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.22%) Fixed Income
4 1 (2.22%) Equities
4 1 (2.22%) Derivative
4 1 (2.22%) EPoS
4 1 (2.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (2.22%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.22%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.22%) Reference Data
4 1 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.22%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 24 (53.33%) Linux
2 21 (46.67%) UNIX
3 15 (33.33%) Solaris
4 13 (28.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (17.78%) Windows 7
7 7 (15.56%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (2.22%) Windows XP
9 1 (2.22%) Android
9 1 (2.22%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (2.22%) Windows Phone
9 1 (2.22%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (24.44%) Load Balancing
1 11 (24.44%) ITIL
1 11 (24.44%) Validation
2 7 (15.56%) Mentoring
3 6 (13.33%) SIEM
3 6 (13.33%) Vulnerability Management
3 6 (13.33%) Reverse Engineering
3 6 (13.33%) Information Security
3 6 (13.33%) Ethical Hacking
3 6 (13.33%) Penetration Testing
4 5 (11.11%) Identity Management
5 4 (8.89%) OO
6 3 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (6.67%) Kalman Filter
7 2 (4.44%) Coaching
7 2 (4.44%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (4.44%) OOP
7 2 (4.44%) ETL
7 2 (4.44%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (4.44%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 8 (17.78%) PowerShell
1 8 (17.78%) Java
2 5 (11.11%) SQL
3 4 (8.89%) Shell Script
4 3 (6.67%) JavaScript
4 3 (6.67%) PL/SQL
5 2 (4.44%) VBScript
6 1 (2.22%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (13.33%) GPEN
1 6 (13.33%) SC Cleared
1 6 (13.33%) Security Cleared
1 6 (13.33%) CCNA
1 6 (13.33%) CISSP
1 6 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
1 6 (13.33%) SSCP
1 6 (13.33%) GIAC
1 6 (13.33%) GCIH
1 6 (13.33%) CEH
2 3 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (4.44%) Degree
4 1 (2.22%) A+ Certification
4 1 (2.22%) MCSE
System Software
1 7 (15.56%) Active Directory
2 6 (13.33%) Snort
3 2 (4.44%) vSphere
3 2 (4.44%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (13.33%) OPNET
2 4 (8.89%) Tivoli
3 2 (4.44%) HP Operations Orchestration
3 2 (4.44%) WMI
4 1 (2.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 16 (35.56%) Microsoft
2 14 (31.11%) Sun
3 9 (20.00%) TIBCO
4 8 (17.78%) Cisco
5 6 (13.33%) ArcSight
5 6 (13.33%) LogLogic
6 5 (11.11%) VMware
7 4 (8.89%) CollabNet
7 4 (8.89%) IBM
8 3 (6.67%) Citrix
8 3 (6.67%) Oracle
9 2 (4.44%) Cyber-Ark
9 2 (4.44%) Infoblox
9 2 (4.44%) Business Objects
9 2 (4.44%) SAP
9 2 (4.44%) Cognos
9 2 (4.44%) HP
9 2 (4.44%) Red Hat
10 1 (2.22%) Reuters
10 1 (2.22%) Bloomberg