Period
to 29 September 2020

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 29 September 2020 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
29 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 34 43 43
Rank change year-on-year +9 0 +25
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2 4 7
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 1.06% 0.94% 1.80%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.26% 5.06% 12.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Median daily rate - £250 £540
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -53.70% +66.15%
UK median daily rate £418 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +11.33% - +10.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £21.50
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £22.93 £21.50
% change year-on-year +52.64% +6.65% +27.94%

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 38 79 58
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 20.21% 18.54% 14.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 47 33
Median daily rate £431 £460 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.30% +18.71% -7.74%
10th Percentile £155 £280 £142
90th Percentile £460 £588 £512
UK median daily rate £435 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +2.35% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 15 7
Median hourly rate £30.50 £12.40 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +145.97% -4.62% -12.68%
10th Percentile £18.65 £8.50 £11.17
90th Percentile £44.35 £34.45 £22.25
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year +14.29% +2.94% -2.86%

Windows Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

Job postings citing Windows Server as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Windows Server in Northern Ireland.

Daily rate trend for Windows Server in Northern Ireland

Windows Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Windows Server in Northern Ireland.

Hourly rate trend for Windows Server in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 29 September 2020, 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 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) DHCP
1 2 (100.00%) DNS
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (100.00%) Office 365
2 1 (50.00%) Skype
2 1 (50.00%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) IP Telephony
2 1 (50.00%) WSUS
2 1 (50.00%) Azure
2 1 (50.00%) Network Architecture
2 1 (50.00%) Skype for Business
2 1 (50.00%) High Availability
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix
2 1 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (50.00%) PSTN
2 1 (50.00%) VoIP

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 1 (50.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (50.00%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 2 (100.00%) Office 365
2 1 (50.00%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) DHCP
1 2 (100.00%) DNS
2 1 (50.00%) IP Telephony
2 1 (50.00%) PSTN
2 1 (50.00%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (50.00%) Skype
2 1 (50.00%) VoIP
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Administrator
1 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Office 365 Administrator
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (50.00%) High Availability
2 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 1 (50.00%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix
2 1 (50.00%) VMware