Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 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 21 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
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 46 9 6
Rank change year-on-year -37 -3 +6
Contract jobs citing Windows 44 39 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 7.01% 13.04% 17.27%
As % of the Operating Systems category 20.37% 59.09% 64.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 20 15
Northern Ireland median daily rate £366 £188 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +95.20% -36.44% +36.42%
10th Percentile £104 £100 £163
90th Percentile £480 £384 £326
UK median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year - +2.94% +4.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 4
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £12.64 £13.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.79% -14.75% -10.29%
10th Percentile £9.25 £10.00 £13.16
90th Percentile £15.75 £20.38 £17.35
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year +6.67% -4.76% +5.00%

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 Northern Ireland with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Northern Ireland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 216 66 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 34.39% 22.07% 26.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 39 24
Northern Ireland median daily rate £413 £400 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +28.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £310 £126 £163
90th Percentile £563 £563 £446
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 4
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £12.64 £13.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.79% -14.75% -10.29%
10th Percentile £9.25 £10.00 £13.16
90th Percentile £15.75 £20.38 £17.35
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.28 £16.50
% change year-on-year +7.53% -1.36% +4.76%

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows in Northern Ireland

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows in Northern Ireland

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Northern Ireland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in Northern Ireland over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows in Northern Ireland

Windows
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 in Northern Ireland.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows in Northern Ireland

Windows
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 within the Northern Ireland region over the 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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 -37 38 £390 +108.00%
County Armagh - 1 - - 1
Windows
UK

For the 6 months to 21 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 Northern Ireland region with a requirement for Windows.

1 23 (52.27%) Windows Server
2 21 (47.73%) Microsoft
2 21 (47.73%) Finance
3 16 (36.36%) Active Directory
4 14 (31.82%) Microsoft Office
5 13 (29.55%) SQL
6 12 (27.27%) Linux
7 11 (25.00%) SQL Server
7 11 (25.00%) Unix
8 10 (22.73%) C++
8 10 (22.73%) HP
8 10 (22.73%) TCP/IP
8 10 (22.73%) Unit Testing
9 9 (20.45%) Citrix
10 8 (18.18%) ITIL
10 8 (18.18%) Banking
10 8 (18.18%) Electronic Trading
10 8 (18.18%) Low Latency
10 8 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
11 7 (15.91%) Degree
11 7 (15.91%) Visual Studio
11 7 (15.91%) MS Exchange
12 6 (13.64%) IBM Notes
12 6 (13.64%) SharePoint
12 6 (13.64%) Lotus
12 6 (13.64%) SCOM
12 6 (13.64%) Microsoft Azure
12 6 (13.64%) Skype for Business
12 6 (13.64%) Windows Server 2012
13 5 (11.36%) CyberTech

Windows
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 7 (15.91%) MS Exchange
2 6 (13.64%) IBM Notes
2 6 (13.64%) SharePoint
2 6 (13.64%) Skype for Business
3 4 (9.09%) IIS
Applications
1 14 (31.82%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (11.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (6.82%) ION MarketView
2 3 (6.82%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 6 (13.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (9.09%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (6.82%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 10 (22.73%) TCP/IP
2 5 (11.36%) Avaya Modular Messaging
2 5 (11.36%) NAS
2 5 (11.36%) SAN
3 4 (9.09%) LDAP
4 3 (6.82%) DHCP
4 3 (6.82%) DNS
5 2 (4.55%) NetScaler
6 1 (2.27%) Asterisk PBX
6 1 (2.27%) PABX
6 1 (2.27%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (9.09%) MongoDB
2 4 (9.09%) NoSQL
3 2 (4.55%) SQL Server 2000
3 2 (4.55%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (15.91%) Visual Studio
2 5 (11.36%) TeamCity
3 4 (9.09%) Artifactory
3 4 (9.09%) Jenkins
3 4 (9.09%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (4.55%) CppUnit
5 1 (2.27%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 21 (47.73%) Finance
2 8 (18.18%) Banking
3 4 (9.09%) Investment Banking
3 4 (9.09%) Legal
3 4 (9.09%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (6.82%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 10 (22.73%) Administrator
1 10 (22.73%) Developer
2 9 (20.45%) C++ Developer
3 6 (13.64%) Analyst
3 6 (13.64%) Server Administrator
4 5 (11.36%) Service Analyst
4 5 (11.36%) Service Desk Analyst
4 5 (11.36%) Systems Administrator
4 5 (11.36%) Wintel Administrator
4 5 (11.36%) Wintel Systems Administrator
5 3 (6.82%) Windows Administrator
5 3 (6.82%) Windows Server Administrator
6 2 (4.55%) DevOps Engineer
6 2 (4.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (4.55%) JavaScript Engineer
6 2 (4.55%) Support Engineer
6 2 (4.55%) Support Officer
6 2 (4.55%) Technical Leader
6 2 (4.55%) Wintel Engineer
7 1 (2.27%) MongoDB Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.09%) Node.js
2 3 (6.82%) .NET
2 3 (6.82%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.27%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 1 (2.27%) HTML
3 1 (2.27%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 8 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (11.36%) PKI
3 4 (9.09%) Social Network
3 4 (9.09%) Virtual Team
4 3 (6.82%) Computer Science
4 3 (6.82%) Equities
4 3 (6.82%) iPad
5 1 (2.27%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.27%) Data Structures
5 1 (2.27%) Derivative
5 1 (2.27%) Equity Derivative
5 1 (2.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (2.27%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 23 (52.27%) Windows Server
2 12 (27.27%) Linux
3 11 (25.00%) Unix
4 6 (13.64%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (11.36%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (9.09%) Windows 7
7 3 (6.82%) Windows 8
8 1 (2.27%) Mac OS
8 1 (2.27%) Windows Vista
8 1 (2.27%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (22.73%) Unit Testing
2 8 (18.18%) Electronic Trading
2 8 (18.18%) ITIL
2 8 (18.18%) Low Latency
3 5 (11.36%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (11.36%) CRM
3 5 (11.36%) DevOps
3 5 (11.36%) Multithreading
4 4 (9.09%) Change Management
4 4 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (9.09%) Mentoring
4 4 (9.09%) OO
4 4 (9.09%) SDLC
4 4 (9.09%) Service Design
4 4 (9.09%) UML
5 3 (6.82%) Analytical Thinking
5 3 (6.82%) Problem Management
6 2 (4.55%) Incident Management
6 2 (4.55%) Requirements Analysis
7 1 (2.27%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 13 (29.55%) SQL
2 10 (22.73%) C++
3 5 (11.36%) C#
3 5 (11.36%) Java
3 5 (11.36%) JavaScript
3 5 (11.36%) PowerShell
4 2 (4.55%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (15.91%) Degree
2 4 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (6.82%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (6.82%) SC Cleared
3 3 (6.82%) Security Cleared
4 2 (4.55%) MCP
4 2 (4.55%) MCSE
5 1 (2.27%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.27%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (36.36%) Active Directory
2 4 (9.09%) Docker
2 4 (9.09%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 2 (4.55%) Hyper-V
3 2 (4.55%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (4.55%) XenApp
4 1 (2.27%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (2.27%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (13.64%) SCOM
2 4 (9.09%) NetBackup
2 4 (9.09%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (6.82%) SCCM
4 1 (2.27%) WSUS
Vendors
1 21 (47.73%) Microsoft
2 10 (22.73%) HP
3 9 (20.45%) Citrix
4 6 (13.64%) Lotus
5 5 (11.36%) Avaya
5 5 (11.36%) CyberTech
5 5 (11.36%) NICE Systems
5 5 (11.36%) ServiceNow
6 4 (9.09%) Oracle
7 3 (6.82%) Bloomberg
7 3 (6.82%) BMC
7 3 (6.82%) Remedy
7 3 (6.82%) Reuters
8 2 (4.55%) Dell
8 2 (4.55%) Forcepoint
8 2 (4.55%) McAfee
8 2 (4.55%) Sophos
9 1 (2.27%) BT
9 1 (2.27%) VMware