Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 2017 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
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 42 8 7
Rank change year-on-year -34 -1 +5
Contract jobs citing Windows 37 38 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 6.30% 14.23% 17.05%
As % of the Operating Systems category 18.32% 60.32% 62.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 20 15
Belfast median daily rate £390 £188 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +108.00% -36.44% +36.42%
10th Percentile £101 £100 £163
90th Percentile £495 £384 £326
County Antrim median daily rate £390 £188 £295
% change year-on-year +108.00% -36.44% +36.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 3
Belfast median hourly rate £11.50 £13.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.54% -14.75% -10.29%
10th Percentile £8.85 £10.00 £14.13
90th Percentile £15.27 £14.80 £17.49
County Antrim median hourly rate £11.50 £13.00 £15.25
% change year-on-year -11.54% -14.75% -10.29%

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 202 63 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 34.41% 23.60% 27.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 38 24
Belfast median daily rate £416 £390 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +24.80% +4.17%
10th Percentile £310 £125 £163
90th Percentile £563 £563 £446
County Antrim median daily rate £416 £390 £313
% change year-on-year +6.67% +24.80% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 3
Belfast median hourly rate £11.50 £13.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.54% -14.75% -10.29%
10th Percentile £8.85 £10.00 £14.13
90th Percentile £15.27 £14.80 £17.49
County Antrim median hourly rate £11.50 £13.00 £15.25
% change year-on-year -11.54% -14.75% -10.29%

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 20 November 2017.

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 20 November 2017, 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 17 (45.95%) Finance
1 17 (45.95%) Windows Server
2 15 (40.54%) Microsoft
3 12 (32.43%) Active Directory
4 11 (29.73%) Linux
5 10 (27.03%) C++
5 10 (27.03%) SQL Server
5 10 (27.03%) Microsoft Office
5 10 (27.03%) Unix
5 10 (27.03%) Unit Testing
6 9 (24.32%) SQL
7 8 (21.62%) ITIL
7 8 (21.62%) Electronic Trading
7 8 (21.62%) Banking
7 8 (21.62%) Low Latency
7 8 (21.62%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (18.92%) Degree
8 7 (18.92%) Visual Studio
8 7 (18.92%) MS Exchange
9 6 (16.22%) TCP/IP
9 6 (16.22%) HP
9 6 (16.22%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (13.51%) Multithreading
10 5 (13.51%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (13.51%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (13.51%) Citrix
10 5 (13.51%) Java
10 5 (13.51%) JavaScript
10 5 (13.51%) C#
11 4 (10.81%) Oracle

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 7 (18.92%) MS Exchange
2 3 (8.11%) IIS
3 2 (5.41%) IBM Notes
3 2 (5.41%) SharePoint
3 2 (5.41%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 10 (27.03%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (10.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (8.11%) ION MarketView
2 3 (8.11%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.81%) Cloud Computing
1 4 (10.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (8.11%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 6 (16.22%) TCP/IP
2 4 (10.81%) LDAP
3 2 (5.41%) DHCP
3 2 (5.41%) DNS
3 2 (5.41%) NetScaler
4 1 (2.70%) Avaya Modular Messaging
4 1 (2.70%) NAS
4 1 (2.70%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (27.03%) SQL Server
2 4 (10.81%) MongoDB
2 4 (10.81%) NoSQL
3 2 (5.41%) SQL Server 2000
3 2 (5.41%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (5.41%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (5.41%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (18.92%) Visual Studio
2 4 (10.81%) Artifactory
2 4 (10.81%) Jenkins
2 4 (10.81%) Sonatype Nexus
2 4 (10.81%) TeamCity
3 2 (5.41%) CppUnit
General
1 17 (45.95%) Finance
2 8 (21.62%) Banking
3 4 (10.81%) Investment Banking
4 3 (8.11%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 10 (27.03%) Developer
2 9 (24.32%) C++ Developer
3 6 (16.22%) Analyst
4 5 (13.51%) Administrator
4 5 (13.51%) Server Administrator
4 5 (13.51%) Service Analyst
4 5 (13.51%) Service Desk Analyst
5 3 (8.11%) Windows Administrator
5 3 (8.11%) Windows Server Administrator
6 2 (5.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) JavaScript Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Support Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Support Officer
6 2 (5.41%) Technical Leader
6 2 (5.41%) Wintel Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) 3rd Line Support
7 1 (2.70%) Applications Support
7 1 (2.70%) C# Developer
7 1 (2.70%) C++ Software Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) Senior Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.81%) Node.js
2 3 (8.11%) .NET
2 3 (8.11%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.70%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 1 (2.70%) HTML
3 1 (2.70%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 8 (21.62%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (10.81%) Social Network
2 4 (10.81%) Virtual Team
3 3 (8.11%) Computer Science
3 3 (8.11%) Equities
3 3 (8.11%) iPad
4 1 (2.70%) Data Structures
4 1 (2.70%) Derivative
4 1 (2.70%) Equity Derivative
4 1 (2.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (2.70%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 17 (45.95%) Windows Server
2 11 (29.73%) Linux
3 10 (27.03%) Unix
4 6 (16.22%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (13.51%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (10.81%) Windows 7
7 3 (8.11%) Windows 8
8 1 (2.70%) Windows Vista
8 1 (2.70%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (27.03%) Unit Testing
2 8 (21.62%) Electronic Trading
2 8 (21.62%) ITIL
2 8 (21.62%) Low Latency
3 5 (13.51%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (13.51%) Multithreading
4 4 (10.81%) CRM
4 4 (10.81%) DevOps
4 4 (10.81%) OO
4 4 (10.81%) SDLC
4 4 (10.81%) UML
5 3 (8.11%) Analytical Thinking
5 3 (8.11%) Problem Management
5 3 (8.11%) Service Design
6 2 (5.41%) Incident Management
6 2 (5.41%) Requirements Analysis
7 1 (2.70%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (2.70%) Software Engineering
7 1 (2.70%) Statistics
7 1 (2.70%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 10 (27.03%) C++
2 9 (24.32%) SQL
3 5 (13.51%) C#
3 5 (13.51%) Java
3 5 (13.51%) JavaScript
4 4 (10.81%) PowerShell
5 2 (5.41%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (18.92%) Degree
2 4 (10.81%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (8.11%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (8.11%) SC Cleared
3 3 (8.11%) Security Cleared
4 2 (5.41%) MCP
4 2 (5.41%) MCSE
5 1 (2.70%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (32.43%) Active Directory
2 4 (10.81%) Docker
3 2 (5.41%) Hyper-V
3 2 (5.41%) XenApp
4 1 (2.70%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (2.70%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (10.81%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (8.11%) SCCM
3 2 (5.41%) SCOM
4 1 (2.70%) WSUS
Vendors
1 15 (40.54%) Microsoft
2 6 (16.22%) HP
3 5 (13.51%) Citrix
4 4 (10.81%) Oracle
5 3 (8.11%) Bloomberg
5 3 (8.11%) BMC
5 3 (8.11%) Remedy
5 3 (8.11%) Reuters
6 2 (5.41%) Dell
6 2 (5.41%) Forcepoint
6 2 (5.41%) Lotus
6 2 (5.41%) McAfee
6 2 (5.41%) Sophos
7 1 (2.70%) Avaya
7 1 (2.70%) BT
7 1 (2.70%) CyberTech
7 1 (2.70%) NICE Systems
7 1 (2.70%) ServiceNow
7 1 (2.70%) VMware