Period
to 20 June 2018

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 20 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
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
20 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 29 22 12
Rank change year-on-year -7 -10 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 31 63 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 7.33% 11.23% 10.86%
As % of the Operating Systems category 43.66% 22.99% 60.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 49 14
Northern Ireland median daily rate £405 £420 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.53% +40.00% +135.29%
10th Percentile £118 £186 £103
90th Percentile £525 £480 £448
UK median daily rate £365 £365 £350
% change year-on-year - +4.29% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 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 £11.59 £10.70 £13.30
90th Percentile £13.75 £14.34 £21.90
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £15.93
% change year-on-year +6.67% -5.81% +1.11%

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 71 274 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 16.78% 48.84% 18.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 236 19
Northern Ireland median daily rate £380 £420 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.44% +29.23% +51.16%
10th Percentile £204 £350 £103
90th Percentile £525 £563 £450
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 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 £11.59 £10.70 £13.30
90th Percentile £13.75 £14.34 £21.90
UK median hourly rate £17.33 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year +5.00% -2.94% +5.20%

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 20 June 2018.

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 20 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 -4 27 £405 -3.53% 11
County Armagh - 1 - -
County Tyrone - 1 £120 - 1
Windows
UK

For the 6 months to 20 June 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 Northern Ireland region with a requirement for Windows.

1 14 (45.16%) C#
2 13 (41.94%) C++
2 13 (41.94%) Visual Studio
2 13 (41.94%) TDD
2 13 (41.94%) Windows Server
3 12 (38.71%) Front Office
4 11 (35.48%) .NET
5 10 (32.26%) DNS
6 9 (29.03%) Active Directory
6 9 (29.03%) Finance
7 8 (25.81%) Microsoft
7 8 (25.81%) MS Exchange
7 8 (25.81%) Performance Improvement
7 8 (25.81%) Banking
7 8 (25.81%) Degree
7 8 (25.81%) Multithreading
8 6 (19.35%) SQL Server 2008
8 6 (19.35%) SQL Server
8 6 (19.35%) SQL
8 6 (19.35%) ITIL
8 6 (19.35%) Citrix
9 5 (16.13%) Symantec
9 5 (16.13%) SMTP
9 5 (16.13%) DHCP
9 5 (16.13%) Microsoft Office
9 5 (16.13%) Python
9 5 (16.13%) Forcepoint
9 5 (16.13%) Risk Management
9 5 (16.13%) Grid Computing
9 5 (16.13%) Unit Testing

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 8 (25.81%) MS Exchange
2 5 (16.13%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (16.13%) Skype for Business
3 3 (9.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (3.23%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (16.13%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (9.68%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 5 (16.13%) Mimecast
2 2 (6.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (32.26%) DNS
2 5 (16.13%) DHCP
2 5 (16.13%) SMTP
3 3 (9.68%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.23%) Firewall
4 1 (3.23%) LAN
4 1 (3.23%) SAN
4 1 (3.23%) Wireless
4 1 (3.23%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (19.35%) SQL Server
1 6 (19.35%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 13 (41.94%) Visual Studio
2 5 (16.13%) TeamCity
General
1 12 (38.71%) Front Office
2 9 (29.03%) Finance
3 8 (25.81%) Banking
4 3 (9.68%) Investment Banking
5 2 (6.45%) Telecoms
6 1 (3.23%) Games
6 1 (3.23%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 14 (45.16%) Developer
2 11 (35.48%) .NET Developer
3 9 (29.03%) Analyst
4 4 (12.90%) C# Developer
4 4 (12.90%) Messaging Analyst
4 4 (12.90%) Senior Developer
4 4 (12.90%) Technical Analyst
5 3 (9.68%) Desktop Support
5 3 (9.68%) Support Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) C++ Developer
6 2 (6.45%) Desktop Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) IT Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) IT Support
6 2 (6.45%) IT Support Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Senior .NET Developer
6 2 (6.45%) Senior C# Developer
6 2 (6.45%) Senior C++ Developer
6 2 (6.45%) Service Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Service Desk Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (35.48%) .NET
2 1 (3.23%) Web Services
2 1 (3.23%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.13%) Derivative
1 5 (16.13%) Equity Derivative
1 5 (16.13%) Grid Computing
1 5 (16.13%) Self-Motivation
2 4 (12.90%) Equities
3 3 (9.68%) Blackberry
4 2 (6.45%) Data Structures
5 1 (3.23%) Client/Server
5 1 (3.23%) Computer Science
5 1 (3.23%) Data Centre
5 1 (3.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 13 (41.94%) Windows Server
2 5 (16.13%) Windows 7
2 5 (16.13%) Windows Vista
3 4 (12.90%) Unix
4 3 (9.68%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (3.23%) Mac OS
6 1 (3.23%) Windows 10
6 1 (3.23%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (41.94%) TDD
2 8 (25.81%) Multithreading
2 8 (25.81%) Performance Improvement
3 6 (19.35%) ITIL
4 5 (16.13%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (16.13%) Decision-Making
4 5 (16.13%) ITIL V3
4 5 (16.13%) Mobile Device Management
4 5 (16.13%) Problem Management
4 5 (16.13%) Risk Management
4 5 (16.13%) Statistics
4 5 (16.13%) Unit Testing
5 3 (9.68%) Incident Management
5 3 (9.68%) Problem-Solving
6 2 (6.45%) Asynchronous Programming
6 2 (6.45%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (6.45%) Low Latency
6 2 (6.45%) Refactoring
6 2 (6.45%) Test Automation
7 1 (3.23%) Market Making
Programming Languages
1 14 (45.16%) C#
2 13 (41.94%) C++
3 6 (19.35%) SQL
4 5 (16.13%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (25.81%) Degree
2 2 (6.45%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (6.45%) HND
2 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.23%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (3.23%) MCP
3 1 (3.23%) MCSA
3 1 (3.23%) MCSE
System Software
1 9 (29.03%) Active Directory
2 5 (16.13%) Platform Symphony
3 3 (9.68%) Virtual Desktop
3 3 (9.68%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (25.81%) Microsoft
2 6 (19.35%) Citrix
3 5 (16.13%) Forcepoint
3 5 (16.13%) MobileIron
3 5 (16.13%) Symantec
4 3 (9.68%) Bloomberg
4 3 (9.68%) Reuters
5 1 (3.23%) Cisco
5 1 (3.23%) CommVault
5 1 (3.23%) Dell
5 1 (3.23%) HP
5 1 (3.23%) McAfee
5 1 (3.23%) SolarWinds
5 1 (3.23%) Sophos
5 1 (3.23%) Sun
5 1 (3.23%) VMware