Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 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
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 29 38 10
Rank change year-on-year +9 -28 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows 20 47 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 6.04% 7.58% 12.29%
As % of the Operating Systems category 37.74% 20.17% 72.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 38 12
Belfast median daily rate £300 £427 £229
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -29.66% +86.45% +26.21%
10th Percentile £135 £87 £100
90th Percentile £470 £550 £323
County Antrim median daily rate £300 £427 £229
% change year-on-year -29.66% +86.45% +26.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 5
Belfast median hourly rate £15.64 £12.64 £10.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.76% +26.38% -34.43%
County Antrim median hourly rate £11.78 £12.64 £10.00
% change year-on-year -6.79% +26.38% -34.43%

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 53 233 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 16.01% 37.58% 16.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 187 18
Belfast median daily rate £380 £420 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.52% +47.37% -7.32%
10th Percentile £225 £358 £100
90th Percentile £500 £559 £419
County Antrim median daily rate £380 £420 £285
% change year-on-year -9.52% +47.37% -7.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 5
Belfast median hourly rate £15.64 £12.64 £10.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.76% +26.38% -34.43%
County Antrim median hourly rate £11.78 £12.64 £10.00
% change year-on-year -6.79% +26.38% -34.43%

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 19 October 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 19 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Belfast region with a requirement for Windows.

1 10 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (35.00%) VMware
2 7 (35.00%) Citrix
3 6 (30.00%) Windows 10
4 5 (25.00%) Windows 7
5 4 (20.00%) Linux
5 4 (20.00%) Migration
6 3 (15.00%) Manufacturing
6 3 (15.00%) EMC
6 3 (15.00%) Finance
6 3 (15.00%) Unix
6 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Office
6 3 (15.00%) DNS
6 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
6 3 (15.00%) Windows Server
6 3 (15.00%) Break/Fix
6 3 (15.00%) XenApp
7 2 (10.00%) XenDesktop
7 2 (10.00%) ION MarketView
7 2 (10.00%) Time Management
7 2 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (10.00%) Banking
7 2 (10.00%) Investment Banking
7 2 (10.00%) Statistics
7 2 (10.00%) Degree
7 2 (10.00%) Windows Vista
7 2 (10.00%) Problem Management
7 2 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
7 2 (10.00%) Deployment Automation
7 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineering

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 2 (10.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 2 (10.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (10.00%) Tuxedo
1 2 (10.00%) WebLogic
2 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (5.00%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (10.00%) ION MarketView
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.00%) DNS
2 2 (10.00%) DHCP
2 2 (10.00%) SAN
2 2 (10.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (5.00%) Firewall
3 1 (5.00%) NAS
3 1 (5.00%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.00%) Big Data
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) PeopleTools
2 1 (5.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (5.00%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (15.00%) Finance
1 3 (15.00%) Manufacturing
2 2 (10.00%) Banking
2 2 (10.00%) Games
2 2 (10.00%) Investment Banking
2 2 (10.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.00%) Financial Institution
3 1 (5.00%) Front Office
3 1 (5.00%) Law
3 1 (5.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (35.00%) Support Engineer
2 5 (25.00%) Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Desktop Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Desktop Support
3 3 (15.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Administrator
4 2 (10.00%) Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Server Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Server Support
4 2 (10.00%) Server Support Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Service Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Support Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Technical Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Wintel Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Wintel Server Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Wintel Support
4 2 (10.00%) Wintel Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) FIX Protocol
1 1 (5.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (5.00%) Driving Licence
2 1 (5.00%) EMC VMAX
2 1 (5.00%) EMC VNX
2 1 (5.00%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 6 (30.00%) Windows 10
2 5 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 4 (20.00%) Linux
4 3 (15.00%) Unix
4 3 (15.00%) Windows Server
5 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (10.00%) Windows Vista
5 2 (10.00%) Windows XP
6 1 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (5.00%) Windows 8
6 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (20.00%) Migration
2 3 (15.00%) Break/Fix
3 2 (10.00%) Deployment Automation
3 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 2 (10.00%) Problem Management
3 2 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
3 2 (10.00%) Statistics
3 2 (10.00%) Time Management
4 1 (5.00%) Cloud Operations
4 1 (5.00%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (5.00%) Data Protection
4 1 (5.00%) DevOps
4 1 (5.00%) Incident Management
4 1 (5.00%) Presales
4 1 (5.00%) Process Improvement
4 1 (5.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (5.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.00%) Java
2 1 (5.00%) C++
2 1 (5.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) Degree
2 1 (5.00%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) GDPR
1 1 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 10 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (15.00%) XenApp
3 2 (10.00%) Virtual Desktop
3 2 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (10.00%) XenDesktop
4 1 (5.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 7 (35.00%) Citrix
1 7 (35.00%) VMware
2 3 (15.00%) EMC
2 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (10.00%) Bloomberg
3 2 (10.00%) Oracle
3 2 (10.00%) PeopleSoft
3 2 (10.00%) Reuters
3 2 (10.00%) SAP
4 1 (5.00%) Cisco
4 1 (5.00%) CommVault
4 1 (5.00%) Isilon
4 1 (5.00%) NetApp
4 1 (5.00%) Red Hat
4 1 (5.00%) SolarWinds
4 1 (5.00%) Sun