The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Northern Ireland region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 2 28 2
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -26
Contract jobs citing Windows 27 9 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 23.48% 3.20% 21.09%
As % of the Operating Systems category 61.36% 26.47% 67.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 9
Average daily rate £188 £375 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% +44.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £111 £375 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £382 £375 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 1
Average hourly rate £14.00 - £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -6.25%
Operating Systems Category
Northern Ireland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
44 34 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 38.26% 12.10% 31.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 26 13
Average daily rate £325 £300 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £109 £225 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £368 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 1
Average hourly rate £14.00 - £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows
UK

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
County Antrim +24 22 £188 -50.00% 6
Windows
UK

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 15 (38.46%) Windows 7
2 14 (35.90%) Microsoft
3 13 (33.33%) Oracle
4 12 (30.77%) SQL
5 11 (28.21%) Migration
5 11 (28.21%) Oracle Database 11g
5 11 (28.21%) Oracle Database
6 9 (23.08%) PL/SQL
6 9 (23.08%) UNIX
6 9 (23.08%) Oracle Reports
6 9 (23.08%) Windows XP
6 9 (23.08%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (20.51%) SQL Server
7 8 (20.51%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (17.95%) .NET
9 6 (15.38%) Oracle Forms
9 6 (15.38%) Altiris
10 5 (12.82%) VMware
10 5 (12.82%) Finance
10 5 (12.82%) C#
10 5 (12.82%) Oracle Database 10g
11 4 (10.26%) Active Directory
11 4 (10.26%) Dell
11 4 (10.26%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (10.26%) SAN
11 4 (10.26%) Cisco
11 4 (10.26%) Solaris
11 4 (10.26%) Wireless
11 4 (10.26%) Banking
11 4 (10.26%) Asset Management

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (5.13%) TIBCO EMS
2 1 (2.56%) Lync
2 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.56%) Facebook Platform
2 1 (2.56%) IIS
2 1 (2.56%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (7.69%) MS Office
2 1 (2.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (7.69%) Oracle General Ledger
1 3 (7.69%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.69%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (2.56%) Tesseract
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (7.69%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (2.56%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.26%) SAN
1 4 (10.26%) Wireless
2 3 (7.69%) LAN
3 2 (5.13%) WAN
3 2 (5.13%) VLAN
4 1 (2.56%) NetScaler
4 1 (2.56%) Firewall
4 1 (2.56%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (28.21%) Oracle Database 11g
1 11 (28.21%) Oracle Database
2 9 (23.08%) Oracle Reports
3 8 (20.51%) SQL Server
4 5 (12.82%) Oracle Database 10g
5 3 (7.69%) Relational Database
5 3 (7.69%) Oracle BI EE
5 3 (7.69%) Crystal Reports
5 3 (7.69%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (5.13%) MS Access
6 2 (5.13%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (15.38%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (5.13%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (12.82%) Finance
2 4 (10.26%) Banking
3 3 (7.69%) General Ledger
3 3 (7.69%) Billing
4 2 (5.13%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.56%) French Language
5 1 (2.56%) German Language
5 1 (2.56%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 9 (23.08%) Deployment Engineer
2 8 (20.51%) Developer
3 6 (15.38%) Desktop Engineer
4 4 (10.26%) Server Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) C# .NET Developer
5 3 (7.69%) Oracle Consultant
5 3 (7.69%) .NET Developer
5 3 (7.69%) C# Developer
5 3 (7.69%) DBA
5 3 (7.69%) Oracle DBA
5 3 (7.69%) Consultant
5 3 (7.69%) Support Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) Oracle Developer
6 2 (5.13%) Migration Consultant
6 2 (5.13%) SQL Developer
6 2 (5.13%) WPF Developer
6 2 (5.13%) Business Intelligence Specialist
7 1 (2.56%) Silverlight Developer
7 1 (2.56%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (17.95%) .NET
2 4 (10.26%) .NET Framework
3 3 (7.69%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 3 (7.69%) Software Packaging
3 3 (7.69%) WCF
3 3 (7.69%) WPF
3 3 (7.69%) Application Packaging
3 3 (7.69%) ASP.NET
4 2 (5.13%) LINQ
4 2 (5.13%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (2.56%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (2.56%) HTML5
5 1 (2.56%) LESS
5 1 (2.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (2.56%) jQuery
5 1 (2.56%) CSS3
5 1 (2.56%) Backbone.js
5 1 (2.56%) KnockoutJS
5 1 (2.56%) JSON
5 1 (2.56%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.69%) Computer Science
1 3 (7.69%) VLE
2 1 (2.56%) Fat Client
2 1 (2.56%) Derivative
2 1 (2.56%) Equities
2 1 (2.56%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 15 (38.46%) Windows 7
2 9 (23.08%) UNIX
2 9 (23.08%) Windows XP
2 9 (23.08%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (20.51%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (10.26%) Solaris
5 1 (2.56%) Linux
5 1 (2.56%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (28.21%) Migration
2 4 (10.26%) Asset Management
2 4 (10.26%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (7.69%) Software Deployment
3 3 (7.69%) Multithreading
3 3 (7.69%) Data Migration
3 3 (7.69%) MVC
3 3 (7.69%) Service Delivery
3 3 (7.69%) ITIL
3 3 (7.69%) Configuration Management
3 3 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (7.69%) ETL
4 2 (5.13%) SOA
4 2 (5.13%) Workflow
4 2 (5.13%) Web Development
5 1 (2.56%) Problem Management
5 1 (2.56%) Release Management
5 1 (2.56%) TDD
5 1 (2.56%) PRINCE2
5 1 (2.56%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 12 (30.77%) SQL
2 9 (23.08%) PL/SQL
3 5 (12.82%) C#
4 2 (5.13%) JavaScript
4 2 (5.13%) C
5 1 (2.56%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (10.26%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (7.69%) Degree
2 3 (7.69%) Security Cleared
2 3 (7.69%) MCITP
2 3 (7.69%) MCSE
2 3 (7.69%) MCSA
3 1 (2.56%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.56%) QA
1 1 (2.56%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (10.26%) Active Directory
1 4 (10.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (7.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (2.56%) XenApp
3 1 (2.56%) vSphere
3 1 (2.56%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (7.69%) Backup Exec
1 3 (7.69%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 14 (35.90%) Microsoft
2 13 (33.33%) Oracle
3 6 (15.38%) Altiris
4 5 (12.82%) VMware
5 4 (10.26%) Dell
5 4 (10.26%) Cisco
6 3 (7.69%) Cognos
6 3 (7.69%) Business Objects
6 3 (7.69%) SAP
6 3 (7.69%) Symantec
6 3 (7.69%) CommVault
6 3 (7.69%) Citrix
7 2 (5.13%) TIBCO
7 2 (5.13%) Meru Networks
8 1 (2.56%) Facebook
8 1 (2.56%) Twitter
8 1 (2.56%) Google