Period
to 25 February 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 25 February 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
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 29 11 7
Rank change year-on-year -18 -4 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows 32 48 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 6.65% 12.24% 14.13%
As % of the Operating Systems category 24.43% 38.40% 55.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 30 18
Northern Ireland median daily rate £350 £260 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +34.62% -16.80% +119.30%
10th Percentile £93 £137 £117
90th Percentile £525 £420 £446
UK median daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +3.57% - +4.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 17 4
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £11.50 £12.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.17% -21.31% +6.42%
10th Percentile £8.45 £10.00 £13.16
90th Percentile £14.38 £13.50 £17.35
UK median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.26
% change year-on-year +3.33% -1.70% +1.73%

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 131 125 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 27.23% 31.89% 25.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 95 29
Northern Ireland median daily rate £412 £420 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.90% +19.83% +40.20%
10th Percentile £265 £213 £253
90th Percentile £550 £588 £450
UK median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 17 4
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £11.50 £12.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.17% -21.31% +6.42%
10th Percentile £8.45 £10.00 £13.16
90th Percentile £14.38 £13.50 £17.35
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +3.03% - +3.13%

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 25 February 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 25 February 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 -23 30 £350 +34.62% 11
County Armagh - 1 - -
Windows
UK

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 19 (59.38%) Windows Server
2 18 (56.25%) Microsoft
3 10 (31.25%) C#
3 10 (31.25%) Finance
3 10 (31.25%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (28.13%) TDD
4 9 (28.13%) Dynamics CRM
4 9 (28.13%) C++
4 9 (28.13%) Microsoft Office
4 9 (28.13%) Visual Studio
4 9 (28.13%) CRM
5 8 (25.00%) MS Exchange
5 8 (25.00%) Banking
6 7 (21.88%) ITIL
6 7 (21.88%) Service Design
7 6 (18.75%) .NET
7 6 (18.75%) Active Directory
7 6 (18.75%) Front Office
7 6 (18.75%) Multithreading
7 6 (18.75%) Performance Improvement
8 5 (15.63%) Degree
9 4 (12.50%) Investment Banking
9 4 (12.50%) Unix
9 4 (12.50%) TCP/IP
9 4 (12.50%) Windows 7
10 3 (9.38%) ION MarketView
10 3 (9.38%) iPad
10 3 (9.38%) Low Latency
10 3 (9.38%) Windows 8
10 3 (9.38%) Asynchronous Programming

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 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (6.25%) Skype for Business
3 1 (3.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (3.13%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 9 (28.13%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 9 (28.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (9.38%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 10 (31.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (6.25%) Mimecast
3 1 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (3.13%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (3.13%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.50%) TCP/IP
2 2 (6.25%) DNS
3 1 (3.13%) Asterisk PBX
3 1 (3.13%) Cisco IPT
3 1 (3.13%) DHCP
3 1 (3.13%) Firewall
3 1 (3.13%) PABX
3 1 (3.13%) SMTP
3 1 (3.13%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.38%) SQL Server
1 3 (9.38%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 9 (28.13%) Visual Studio
2 3 (9.38%) TeamCity
General
1 10 (31.25%) Finance
2 8 (25.00%) Banking
3 6 (18.75%) Front Office
4 4 (12.50%) Investment Banking
5 1 (3.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (31.25%) Developer
2 7 (21.88%) Administrator
2 7 (21.88%) Server Administrator
3 6 (18.75%) .NET Developer
4 5 (15.63%) Analyst
4 5 (15.63%) C# Developer
4 5 (15.63%) Senior Developer
4 5 (15.63%) Service Analyst
4 5 (15.63%) Service Desk Analyst
5 3 (9.38%) C++ Developer
5 3 (9.38%) C++/C# Developer
5 3 (9.38%) Senior C# Developer
5 3 (9.38%) Senior C++ Developer
5 3 (9.38%) Windows Administrator
5 3 (9.38%) Windows Server Administrator
6 2 (6.25%) Senior .NET Developer
6 2 (6.25%) Server Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Support Engineer
7 1 (3.13%) Exchange Consultant
7 1 (3.13%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (18.75%) .NET
2 1 (3.13%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.38%) Data Structures
1 3 (9.38%) Derivative
1 3 (9.38%) Equity Derivative
1 3 (9.38%) Grid Computing
1 3 (9.38%) iPad
2 2 (6.25%) Equities
3 1 (3.13%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.13%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.13%) Driving Licence
3 1 (3.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (3.13%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 19 (59.38%) Windows Server
2 4 (12.50%) Unix
2 4 (12.50%) Windows 7
3 3 (9.38%) Windows 8
4 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (3.13%) Linux
5 1 (3.13%) Mac OS
5 1 (3.13%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (28.13%) CRM
1 9 (28.13%) TDD
2 7 (21.88%) ITIL
2 7 (21.88%) Service Design
3 6 (18.75%) Multithreading
3 6 (18.75%) Performance Improvement
4 3 (9.38%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (9.38%) Asynchronous Programming
4 3 (9.38%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (9.38%) Low Latency
4 3 (9.38%) Refactoring
4 3 (9.38%) Risk Management
4 3 (9.38%) Test Automation
4 3 (9.38%) Unit Testing
5 1 (3.13%) Email Management
5 1 (3.13%) Incident Management
5 1 (3.13%) Market Making
5 1 (3.13%) Mentoring
5 1 (3.13%) Problem Management
5 1 (3.13%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 10 (31.25%) C#
2 9 (28.13%) C++
3 3 (9.38%) PowerShell
3 3 (9.38%) Python
3 3 (9.38%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (15.63%) Degree
2 1 (3.13%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (3.13%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 6 (18.75%) Active Directory
2 3 (9.38%) Platform Symphony
3 1 (3.13%) vSphere
3 1 (3.13%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Clustering
1 1 (3.13%) MIMEsweeper
1 1 (3.13%) SCCM
1 1 (3.13%) SCOM
1 1 (3.13%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 18 (56.25%) Microsoft
2 3 (9.38%) Bloomberg
2 3 (9.38%) HP
2 3 (9.38%) Reuters
3 2 (6.25%) Cisco
3 2 (6.25%) Citrix
3 2 (6.25%) Symantec
3 2 (6.25%) VMware
4 1 (3.13%) Clearswift
4 1 (3.13%) CommVault
4 1 (3.13%) Forcepoint
4 1 (3.13%) MobileIron
4 1 (3.13%) SolarWinds