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 3 months to 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 24 10 8
Rank change year-on-year -14 -2  
Contract jobs citing Windows 44 10 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 12.26% 9.80% 15.12%
As % of the Operating Systems category 22.45% 62.50% 46.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 3 7
Median daily rate £433 £125 £121
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +246.00% +3.73%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £79 £105 £104
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £265 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £338 £325
% change year-on-year - +3.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £13.78 £18.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.52% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.38 £15.50
% change year-on-year -8.39% +5.64%  

Windows is in the operating system skills category. The next 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.

Contract Operating System Skills
Northern Ireland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 196 16 28
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 54.60% 15.69% 32.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 6 16
Median daily rate £413 £300 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +37.50% +50.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £100 £108
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £355 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £13.78 £23.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.38% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -11.42% +6.06%  

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Northern Ireland citing Windows as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

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 3 months to 27 June 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 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
County Antrim -17 40 £433 +246.40% 5
Windows
UK

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 36 (56.25%) Finance
2 30 (46.88%) Unit Testing
3 28 (43.75%) C++
4 27 (42.19%) SQL Server
5 26 (40.63%) Visual Studio
6 22 (34.38%) Linux
7 20 (31.25%) Electronic Trading
8 19 (29.69%) UML
9 18 (28.13%) Active Directory
9 18 (28.13%) Low Latency
10 16 (25.00%) Windows Server
10 16 (25.00%) Microsoft
10 16 (25.00%) SQL
11 14 (21.88%) Microsoft Office
12 13 (20.31%) TCP/IP
12 13 (20.31%) Degree
12 13 (20.31%) Banking
13 12 (18.75%) Unix
14 11 (17.19%) Analytical Skills
15 10 (15.63%) Windows Server 2012
15 10 (15.63%) MS Exchange
15 10 (15.63%) C
16 9 (14.06%) HP
16 9 (14.06%) Front Office
16 9 (14.06%) Windows Server 2008
17 8 (12.50%) Multithreading
17 8 (12.50%) Windows 7
17 8 (12.50%) Windows 8
17 8 (12.50%) Equities
17 8 (12.50%) Java

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 10 (15.63%) MS Exchange
2 5 (7.81%) SharePoint
3 4 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (6.25%) IBM Notes
3 4 (6.25%) IIS
3 4 (6.25%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 14 (21.88%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (6.25%) ION MarketView
2 3 (4.69%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.81%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (20.31%) TCP/IP
2 5 (7.81%) LDAP
3 4 (6.25%) Internet
3 4 (6.25%) SAN
4 3 (4.69%) Avaya Modular Messaging
4 3 (4.69%) NAS
4 3 (4.69%) VPN
5 2 (3.13%) DHCP
5 2 (3.13%) DNS
5 2 (3.13%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (42.19%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.81%) MongoDB
2 5 (7.81%) NoSQL
3 2 (3.13%) SQL Server 2000
3 2 (3.13%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (3.13%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.56%) DB2
4 1 (1.56%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.56%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 26 (40.63%) Visual Studio
2 6 (9.38%) CppUnit
2 6 (9.38%) TeamCity
3 5 (7.81%) Artifactory
3 5 (7.81%) Jenkins
3 5 (7.81%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (1.56%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 36 (56.25%) Finance
2 13 (20.31%) Banking
3 9 (14.06%) Front Office
4 6 (9.38%) Investment Banking
5 4 (6.25%) Manufacturing
6 2 (3.13%) Legal
6 2 (3.13%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (3.13%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.56%) Multimedia
7 1 (1.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 25 (39.06%) Developer
2 23 (35.94%) C++ Developer
3 6 (9.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (9.38%) IT Support
4 5 (7.81%) C++ Software Engineer
4 5 (7.81%) Software Engineer
5 4 (6.25%) Analyst
5 4 (6.25%) Support Officer
6 3 (4.69%) Administrator
6 3 (4.69%) DevOps Engineer
6 3 (4.69%) Support Engineer
6 3 (4.69%) Systems Administrator
6 3 (4.69%) Wintel Administrator
6 3 (4.69%) Wintel Systems Administrator
7 2 (3.13%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 2 (3.13%) JavaScript Developer
7 2 (3.13%) Node.js Developer
7 2 (3.13%) Support Analyst
7 2 (3.13%) Technical Leader
7 2 (3.13%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (10.94%) STL
2 5 (7.81%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 5 (7.81%) Node.js
3 3 (4.69%) .NET
3 3 (4.69%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.56%) HTML
4 1 (1.56%) Middleware
4 1 (1.56%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 11 (17.19%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (12.50%) Equities
3 7 (10.94%) Computer Science
4 5 (7.81%) Social Network
4 5 (7.81%) Virtual Team
5 4 (6.25%) iPad
6 3 (4.69%) PKI
6 3 (4.69%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (1.56%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.56%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (1.56%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.56%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 22 (34.38%) Linux
2 16 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 12 (18.75%) Unix
4 10 (15.63%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (14.06%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (12.50%) Windows 7
6 8 (12.50%) Windows 8
7 2 (3.13%) AIX
8 1 (1.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.56%) Solaris
8 1 (1.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (46.88%) Unit Testing
2 20 (31.25%) Electronic Trading
3 19 (29.69%) UML
4 18 (28.13%) Low Latency
5 8 (12.50%) Multithreading
6 6 (9.38%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (9.38%) DevOps
6 6 (9.38%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (9.38%) Requirements Analysis
7 5 (7.81%) OO
7 5 (7.81%) SDLC
7 5 (7.81%) Software Engineering
8 4 (6.25%) Asset Management
8 4 (6.25%) IT Asset Management
8 4 (6.25%) ITIL
9 3 (4.69%) Network Architecture
10 2 (3.13%) Analytics
10 2 (3.13%) Mentoring
10 2 (3.13%) Process Improvement
10 2 (3.13%) Risk Analytics
Programming Languages
1 28 (43.75%) C++
2 16 (25.00%) SQL
3 10 (15.63%) C
4 8 (12.50%) Java
5 7 (10.94%) PowerShell
6 6 (9.38%) C#
6 6 (9.38%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.56%) VB
7 1 (1.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 13 (20.31%) Degree
2 3 (4.69%) Computer Science Degree
2 3 (4.69%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (4.69%) SC Cleared
2 3 (4.69%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.13%) MCP
3 2 (3.13%) MCSE
3 2 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.56%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (28.13%) Active Directory
2 6 (9.38%) Hyper-V
3 5 (7.81%) Docker
3 5 (7.81%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (3.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 2 (3.13%) XenApp
5 1 (1.56%) DFS Replication
5 1 (1.56%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.56%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 5 (7.81%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (7.81%) SCOM
2 4 (6.25%) Backup Exec
2 4 (6.25%) Norton AntiVirus
2 4 (6.25%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 2 (3.13%) NetBackup
3 2 (3.13%) SCCM
Vendors
1 16 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (14.06%) HP
3 7 (10.94%) Citrix
4 6 (9.38%) Oracle
5 5 (7.81%) VMware
6 4 (6.25%) Bloomberg
6 4 (6.25%) Lotus
6 4 (6.25%) Reuters
6 4 (6.25%) Symantec
6 4 (6.25%) Veeam
7 3 (4.69%) Avaya
7 3 (4.69%) BMC
7 3 (4.69%) CyberTech
7 3 (4.69%) NICE Systems
7 3 (4.69%) Polycom
7 3 (4.69%) Remedy
7 3 (4.69%) ServiceNow
8 2 (3.13%) Dell
8 2 (3.13%) McAfee
8 2 (3.13%) Sophos
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