Period
to 16 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Belfast with a requirement for Windows skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows over the 6 months to 16 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Windows
County Antrim > Belfast
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 42 8 7
Rank change year-on-year -34 -1 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 24 51 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 5.08% 14.87% 14.50%
As % of the Operating Systems category 17.39% 48.57% 54.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 29 15
Belfast median daily rate £350 £225 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +55.56% -28.00% +119.30%
10th Percentile £84 £127 £289
90th Percentile £420 £420 £448
County Antrim median daily rate £350 £225 £313
% change year-on-year +55.56% -28.00% +119.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 17 3
Belfast median hourly rate £11.50 £12.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.17% -21.31% -5.63%
10th Percentile £8.45 £10.00 £14.13
90th Percentile £14.73 £13.50 £17.49
County Antrim median hourly rate £11.50 £12.00 £15.25
% change year-on-year -4.17% -21.31% -5.63%

Windows is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Belfast with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Belfast
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 138 105 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 29.24% 30.61% 26.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 70 25
Belfast median daily rate £413 £416 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.90% +18.76% +27.45%
10th Percentile £274 £141 £294
90th Percentile £562 £588 £450
County Antrim median daily rate £413 £416 £351
% change year-on-year -0.90% +18.76% +27.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 17 3
Belfast median hourly rate £11.50 £12.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.17% -21.31% -5.63%
10th Percentile £8.45 £10.00 £14.13
90th Percentile £14.73 £13.50 £17.49
County Antrim median hourly rate £11.50 £12.00 £15.25
% change year-on-year -4.17% -21.31% -5.63%

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Belfast

Job postings citing Windows as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Belfast.

Job vacancy trend for Windows in Belfast

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows in Belfast.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows in Belfast

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Belfast

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in Belfast over the 6 months to 16 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows in Belfast

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Belfast

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows in Belfast.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows in Belfast

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 Belfast region with a requirement for Windows.

1 16 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 15 (62.50%) Windows Server
3 10 (41.67%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (37.50%) Dynamics CRM
4 9 (37.50%) Microsoft Office
4 9 (37.50%) CRM
5 8 (33.33%) Finance
6 7 (29.17%) Service Design
7 6 (25.00%) ITIL
7 6 (25.00%) Unix
7 6 (25.00%) MS Exchange
7 6 (25.00%) Active Directory
8 5 (20.83%) Banking
9 4 (16.67%) Investment Banking
9 4 (16.67%) Multithreading
9 4 (16.67%) TCP/IP
9 4 (16.67%) C++
9 4 (16.67%) Low Latency
9 4 (16.67%) Windows 7
10 3 (12.50%) ION MarketView
10 3 (12.50%) iPad
10 3 (12.50%) Windows 8
10 3 (12.50%) HP
10 3 (12.50%) Reuters
10 3 (12.50%) Bloomberg
10 3 (12.50%) Linux
10 3 (12.50%) Electronic Trading
10 3 (12.50%) PowerShell
10 3 (12.50%) Degree
11 2 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2007

Windows
Co-occurring IT Skills in Belfast 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 6 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (4.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (4.17%) Office Communications Server
3 1 (4.17%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (37.50%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 9 (37.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (12.50%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 10 (41.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.17%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (4.17%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (4.17%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.67%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.17%) Cisco IPT
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (33.33%) Finance
2 5 (20.83%) Banking
3 4 (16.67%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (29.17%) Administrator
1 7 (29.17%) Server Administrator
2 5 (20.83%) Analyst
2 5 (20.83%) Service Analyst
2 5 (20.83%) Service Desk Analyst
3 4 (16.67%) C++ Developer
3 4 (16.67%) Developer
4 3 (12.50%) Windows Administrator
4 3 (12.50%) Windows Server Administrator
5 2 (8.33%) Server Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) C# Developer
6 1 (4.17%) C++/C# Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Exchange Consultant
6 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Consultant
6 1 (4.17%) Security Officer
6 1 (4.17%) Senior C# Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Senior C++ Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Wintel Support
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) iPad
2 1 (4.17%) Blackberry
2 1 (4.17%) Data Structures
2 1 (4.17%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 15 (62.50%) Windows Server
2 6 (25.00%) Unix
3 4 (16.67%) Windows 7
4 3 (12.50%) Linux
4 3 (12.50%) Windows 8
5 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (4.17%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (37.50%) CRM
2 7 (29.17%) Service Design
3 6 (25.00%) ITIL
4 4 (16.67%) Low Latency
4 4 (16.67%) Multithreading
5 3 (12.50%) Electronic Trading
6 1 (4.17%) Asynchronous Programming
6 1 (4.17%) Change Management
6 1 (4.17%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (4.17%) Email Management
6 1 (4.17%) Incident Management
6 1 (4.17%) Mentoring
6 1 (4.17%) Performance Improvement
6 1 (4.17%) Problem Management
6 1 (4.17%) Refactoring
6 1 (4.17%) Statistics
6 1 (4.17%) TDD
6 1 (4.17%) Test Automation
6 1 (4.17%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.67%) C++
2 3 (12.50%) PowerShell
3 1 (4.17%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (12.50%) Degree
2 1 (4.17%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 6 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.17%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (4.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) SCCM
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (4.17%) MIMEsweeper
2 1 (4.17%) SCOM
2 1 (4.17%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (4.17%) WSUS
Vendors
1 16 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (12.50%) Bloomberg
2 3 (12.50%) HP
2 3 (12.50%) Reuters
3 1 (4.17%) Cisco
3 1 (4.17%) Citrix
3 1 (4.17%) Clearswift
3 1 (4.17%) Symantec
3 1 (4.17%) VMware