Period
to 16 July 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 July 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 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 26 26 9
Rank change year-on-year 0 -17 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 29 55 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 7.46% 10.46% 11.06%
As % of the Operating Systems category 50.00% 22.18% 68.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 47 10
Belfast median daily rate £405 £450 £117
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.96% +285.44% -33.29%
10th Percentile £128 £160 £102
90th Percentile £525 £510 £354
County Antrim median daily rate £405 £450 £117
% change year-on-year -9.96% +285.44% -33.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 3
Belfast median hourly rate £13.50 £13.78 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.00% -5.00% -3.33%
10th Percentile £13.25 £12.28 £13.30
90th Percentile £13.75 £14.63 £18.90
County Antrim median hourly rate £13.50 £13.78 £14.50
% change year-on-year -2.00% -5.00% +16.00%

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 58 248 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 14.91% 47.15% 16.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 212 13
Belfast median daily rate £380 £420 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.44% +40.00% +41.18%
10th Percentile £190 £350 £103
90th Percentile £530 £563 £380
County Antrim median daily rate £380 £420 £300
% change year-on-year -9.44% +40.00% +41.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 3
Belfast median hourly rate £13.50 £13.78 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.00% -5.00% -3.33%
10th Percentile £13.25 £12.28 £13.30
90th Percentile £13.75 £14.63 £18.90
County Antrim median hourly rate £13.50 £13.78 £14.50
% change year-on-year -2.00% -5.00% +16.00%

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 July 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 July 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 14 (48.28%) Windows Server
2 13 (44.83%) C#
3 12 (41.38%) Front Office
3 12 (41.38%) TDD
3 12 (41.38%) C++
3 12 (41.38%) Visual Studio
4 11 (37.93%) .NET
4 11 (37.93%) DNS
5 9 (31.03%) MS Exchange
5 9 (31.03%) Active Directory
5 9 (31.03%) Degree
6 8 (27.59%) Multithreading
6 8 (27.59%) Performance Improvement
6 8 (27.59%) Microsoft
6 8 (27.59%) Finance
7 7 (24.14%) Banking
7 7 (24.14%) Windows 7
8 6 (20.69%) Exchange Server 2010
8 6 (20.69%) Citrix
8 6 (20.69%) ITIL
8 6 (20.69%) Microsoft Office
9 5 (17.24%) SQL Server
9 5 (17.24%) SQL
9 5 (17.24%) SMTP
9 5 (17.24%) DHCP
9 5 (17.24%) Symantec
9 5 (17.24%) Forcepoint
9 5 (17.24%) Risk Management
9 5 (17.24%) Skype for Business
9 5 (17.24%) ITIL V3

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 9 (31.03%) MS Exchange
2 6 (20.69%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (17.24%) Skype for Business
4 3 (10.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 6 (20.69%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (10.34%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 5 (17.24%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 11 (37.93%) DNS
2 5 (17.24%) DHCP
2 5 (17.24%) SMTP
3 3 (10.34%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.45%) Firewall
4 1 (3.45%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.24%) SQL Server
1 5 (17.24%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 12 (41.38%) Visual Studio
2 4 (13.79%) TeamCity
General
1 12 (41.38%) Front Office
2 8 (27.59%) Finance
3 7 (24.14%) Banking
4 3 (10.34%) Investment Banking
5 2 (6.90%) Telecoms
6 1 (3.45%) Law
Job Titles
1 13 (44.83%) Developer
2 11 (37.93%) .NET Developer
3 10 (34.48%) Analyst
4 4 (13.79%) Messaging Analyst
4 4 (13.79%) Support Analyst
4 4 (13.79%) Technical Analyst
5 3 (10.34%) C# Developer
5 3 (10.34%) IT Analyst
5 3 (10.34%) IT Support
5 3 (10.34%) IT Support Analyst
5 3 (10.34%) Senior Developer
6 2 (6.90%) Desktop Support
6 2 (6.90%) Senior .NET Developer
6 2 (6.90%) Service Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Service Desk Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Support Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Exchange Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Messaging Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Senior C++ Developer
7 1 (3.45%) Windows Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (37.93%) .NET
2 1 (3.45%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.24%) Self-Motivation
2 4 (13.79%) Derivative
2 4 (13.79%) Equities
2 4 (13.79%) Equity Derivative
2 4 (13.79%) Grid Computing
3 3 (10.34%) Blackberry
4 2 (6.90%) Data Structures
5 1 (3.45%) Computer Science
5 1 (3.45%) Data Centre
5 1 (3.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 14 (48.28%) Windows Server
2 7 (24.14%) Windows 7
3 5 (17.24%) Windows Vista
4 3 (10.34%) Unix
4 3 (10.34%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (3.45%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (41.38%) TDD
2 8 (27.59%) Multithreading
2 8 (27.59%) Performance Improvement
3 6 (20.69%) ITIL
4 5 (17.24%) Decision-Making
4 5 (17.24%) ITIL V3
4 5 (17.24%) Mobile Device Management
4 5 (17.24%) Problem Management
4 5 (17.24%) Risk Management
4 5 (17.24%) Statistics
5 4 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (13.79%) Unit Testing
6 3 (10.34%) Incident Management
6 3 (10.34%) Problem-Solving
7 2 (6.90%) Asynchronous Programming
7 2 (6.90%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (6.90%) Low Latency
7 2 (6.90%) Refactoring
7 2 (6.90%) Test Automation
8 1 (3.45%) Market Making
Programming Languages
1 13 (44.83%) C#
2 12 (41.38%) C++
3 5 (17.24%) SQL
4 4 (13.79%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (31.03%) Degree
2 2 (6.90%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (6.90%) HND
2 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.45%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (3.45%) MCP
3 1 (3.45%) MCSA
3 1 (3.45%) MCSE
System Software
1 9 (31.03%) Active Directory
2 4 (13.79%) Platform Symphony
3 3 (10.34%) Virtual Desktop
3 3 (10.34%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (27.59%) Microsoft
2 6 (20.69%) Citrix
3 5 (17.24%) Forcepoint
3 5 (17.24%) MobileIron
3 5 (17.24%) Symantec
4 3 (10.34%) Bloomberg
4 3 (10.34%) Reuters
5 1 (3.45%) Cisco
5 1 (3.45%) CommVault
5 1 (3.45%) Dell
5 1 (3.45%) HP
5 1 (3.45%) McAfee
5 1 (3.45%) SolarWinds
5 1 (3.45%) Sophos
5 1 (3.45%) Sun
5 1 (3.45%) VMware