Period
to 17 June 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland with a requirement for Windows Server skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows Server over the 6 months to 17 June 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 Server
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
17 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 45 55 27
Rank change year-on-year +10 -28 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 13 17 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 3.09% 3.02% 3.17%
As % of the Operating Systems category 18.84% 6.44% 17.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 8 4
Northern Ireland median daily rate £495 £325 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +52.31% -10.34% +61.11%
10th Percentile £393 £267 £176
90th Percentile £550 £395 £442
UK median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 1
Northern Ireland median hourly rate - £12.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -48.94% -
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £16.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +18.75% -15.79% -3.18%

Windows Server 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 Northern Ireland with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Northern Ireland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 69 264 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 16.39% 46.98% 18.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 224 19
Northern Ireland median daily rate £380 £420 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.44% +29.23% +51.16%
10th Percentile £241 £350 £103
90th Percentile £520 £563 £450
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 3
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £13.50 £12.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -17.24% +16.00%
10th Percentile £13.25 £10.80 £13.30
90th Percentile £13.75 £14.28 £21.90
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year +6.06% -2.94% +5.20%

Windows Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

Job postings citing Windows Server as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland.

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server in Northern Ireland

Windows Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server in Northern Ireland

Windows Server
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Northern Ireland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server in Northern Ireland over the 6 months to 17 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows Server in Northern Ireland

Windows Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server in Northern Ireland

Windows Server
Contract Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server within the Northern Ireland region over the 6 months to 17 June 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
County Antrim +15 13 £495 +52.31% 1
Windows Server
UK

For the 6 months to 17 June 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 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 Northern Ireland region with a requirement for Windows Server.

1 13 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (53.85%) C#
2 7 (53.85%) C++
2 7 (53.85%) Visual Studio
2 7 (53.85%) Front Office
2 7 (53.85%) TDD
2 7 (53.85%) Multithreading
2 7 (53.85%) Performance Improvement
3 6 (46.15%) Degree
3 6 (46.15%) .NET
4 5 (38.46%) ITIL
4 5 (38.46%) Symantec
4 5 (38.46%) Forcepoint
4 5 (38.46%) MS Exchange
4 5 (38.46%) SMTP
4 5 (38.46%) DNS
4 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
4 5 (38.46%) Skype for Business
4 5 (38.46%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (38.46%) ITIL V3
4 5 (38.46%) Mobile Device Management
4 5 (38.46%) MobileIron
4 5 (38.46%) Mimecast
4 5 (38.46%) Decision-Making
4 5 (38.46%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (7.69%) Refactoring
5 1 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (7.69%) Test Automation
5 1 (7.69%) XenApp
5 1 (7.69%) Banking

Windows Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northern Ireland 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 5 (38.46%) Exchange Server 2010
1 5 (38.46%) MS Exchange
1 5 (38.46%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 5 (38.46%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 5 (38.46%) DNS
1 5 (38.46%) SMTP
Development Applications
1 7 (53.85%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (53.85%) Front Office
2 1 (7.69%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Developer
2 6 (46.15%) .NET Developer
3 4 (30.77%) Analyst
3 4 (30.77%) Messaging Analyst
3 4 (30.77%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) C# Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Citrix Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Exchange Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Implementation Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Messaging Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Exchange Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Messaging Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (46.15%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (7.69%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.69%) Data Structures
2 1 (7.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 13 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Multithreading
1 7 (53.85%) Performance Improvement
1 7 (53.85%) TDD
2 5 (38.46%) Decision-Making
2 5 (38.46%) ITIL
2 5 (38.46%) ITIL V3
2 5 (38.46%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (7.69%) Asynchronous Programming
3 1 (7.69%) Concurrent Programming
3 1 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (7.69%) Functional Testing
3 1 (7.69%) Low Latency
3 1 (7.69%) Market Making
3 1 (7.69%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (7.69%) Refactoring
3 1 (7.69%) Risk Management
3 1 (7.69%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 7 (53.85%) C#
1 7 (53.85%) C++
Qualifications
1 6 (46.15%) Degree
2 1 (7.69%) Computer Science Degree
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
1 1 (7.69%) XenApp
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) Forcepoint
1 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
1 5 (38.46%) MobileIron
1 5 (38.46%) Symantec
2 1 (7.69%) Citrix