Period
to 10 December 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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 25 42 9
Rank change year-on-year +17 -33 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows 26 37 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 6.65% 6.42% 12.70%
As % of the Operating Systems category 32.50% 19.37% 53.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 27 21
Northern Ireland median daily rate £300 £400 £258
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +55.34% -14.52%
10th Percentile £115 £98 £126
90th Percentile £470 £545 £415
UK median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 9
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £11.78 £11.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.43% -11.54% -14.75%
10th Percentile £10.40 £8.85 £10.00
90th Percentile £22.25 £15.80 £20.75
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% -3.23%

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 80 191 73
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 20.46% 33.16% 23.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 149 45
Northern Ireland median daily rate £330 £413 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +0.61% +31.20%
10th Percentile £304 £309 £138
90th Percentile £460 £563 £563
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 9
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £11.78 £11.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.43% -11.54% -14.75%
10th Percentile £10.40 £8.85 £10.00
90th Percentile £22.25 £15.80 £20.75
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.29
% change year-on-year -0.03% +7.43% -1.27%

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 10 December 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Northern Ireland

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in Northern Ireland over the 6 months to 10 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 10 December 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 +24 21 £369 -7.81% 7
County Tyrone - 2 £120 -
Windows
UK

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 12 (46.15%) Active Directory
2 9 (34.62%) VMware
3 8 (30.77%) Windows 10
4 6 (23.08%) Migration
4 6 (23.08%) Citrix
5 5 (19.23%) Linux
5 5 (19.23%) Windows XP
5 5 (19.23%) Manufacturing
5 5 (19.23%) Break/Fix
6 4 (15.38%) Degree
6 4 (15.38%) Time Management
6 4 (15.38%) XenApp
6 4 (15.38%) Windows 7
6 4 (15.38%) Microsoft
6 4 (15.38%) Games
6 4 (15.38%) EMC
7 3 (11.54%) Tuxedo
7 3 (11.54%) NetApp
7 3 (11.54%) PeopleSoft
7 3 (11.54%) Java
7 3 (11.54%) Oracle
7 3 (11.54%) WebLogic
7 3 (11.54%) PeopleTools
7 3 (11.54%) XenDesktop
7 3 (11.54%) Windows Server
7 3 (11.54%) Deployment Automation
7 3 (11.54%) Technical Leadership
7 3 (11.54%) Oracle Database
7 3 (11.54%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (7.69%) NAS

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 3 (11.54%) Tuxedo
1 3 (11.54%) WebLogic
2 2 (7.69%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.85%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.69%) NAS
2 1 (3.85%) DNS
2 1 (3.85%) Firewall
2 1 (3.85%) SAN
2 1 (3.85%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.54%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.85%) Big Data
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (11.54%) PeopleTools
2 1 (3.85%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.85%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (19.23%) Manufacturing
2 4 (15.38%) Games
3 2 (7.69%) Finance
3 2 (7.69%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.85%) Financial Institution
4 1 (3.85%) Front Office
4 1 (3.85%) Law
4 1 (3.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (34.62%) Support Engineer
2 7 (26.92%) Desktop Engineer
3 5 (19.23%) Desktop Support
3 5 (19.23%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 4 (15.38%) Analyst
5 3 (11.54%) Administrator
5 3 (11.54%) Consultant
5 3 (11.54%) Technical Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Citrix Administrator
6 2 (7.69%) Deployment Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) PeopleSoft Consultant
6 2 (7.69%) Server Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Server Support
6 2 (7.69%) Server Support Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Support Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Wintel Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Wintel Server Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Wintel Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) FIX Protocol
1 1 (3.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.85%) Driving Licence
1 1 (3.85%) EMC VMAX
1 1 (3.85%) EMC VNX
1 1 (3.85%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 8 (30.77%) Windows 10
2 5 (19.23%) Linux
2 5 (19.23%) Windows XP
3 4 (15.38%) Windows 7
4 3 (11.54%) Windows Server
4 3 (11.54%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (3.85%) Unix
5 1 (3.85%) Windows 8
5 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (23.08%) Migration
2 5 (19.23%) Break/Fix
3 4 (15.38%) Time Management
4 3 (11.54%) Deployment Automation
4 3 (11.54%) Technical Leadership
5 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 2 (7.69%) Process Improvement
6 1 (3.85%) Cloud Operations
6 1 (3.85%) Cybersecurity
6 1 (3.85%) Data Protection
6 1 (3.85%) DevOps
6 1 (3.85%) Presales
6 1 (3.85%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 1 (3.85%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.54%) Java
2 1 (3.85%) C++
2 1 (3.85%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (15.38%) Degree
2 1 (3.85%) DBS Check
2 1 (3.85%) HNC
2 1 (3.85%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) GDPR
1 1 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
1 1 (3.85%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (46.15%) Active Directory
2 4 (15.38%) XenApp
3 3 (11.54%) XenDesktop
4 2 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (3.85%) Hyper-V
5 1 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 9 (34.62%) VMware
2 6 (23.08%) Citrix
3 4 (15.38%) EMC
3 4 (15.38%) Microsoft
4 3 (11.54%) NetApp
4 3 (11.54%) Oracle
4 3 (11.54%) PeopleSoft
5 2 (7.69%) SAP
6 1 (3.85%) Cisco
6 1 (3.85%) CommVault
6 1 (3.85%) Isilon
6 1 (3.85%) Red Hat
6 1 (3.85%) SolarWinds