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 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows
UK / Northern Ireland
Rank 22 7 9
Rank change year-on-year -15 +2  
Contract jobs citing Windows 20 15 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 8.81% 12.50% 13.68%
As % of the Operating Systems category 21.51% 62.50% 37.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 11 8
Median daily rate £420 £350 £208
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% +68.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £105 £99
10% offered a daily rate of more than £466 £450 £280
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £340 £320
% change year-on-year +1.47% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 3
Median hourly rate £12.00 £14.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.24% +16.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £14.66
% change year-on-year -6.45% +5.72%  

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 93 24 43
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 40.97% 20.00% 36.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 13 21
Median daily rate £424 £375 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.00% +66.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £108 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £450 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +7.58% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 3
Median hourly rate £12.00 £14.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.24% +16.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.92 £15.50
% change year-on-year -9.86% +9.16%  

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 26 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 26 March 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 -11 20 £420 +20.00% 6
Windows
UK

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 22 (43.14%) Active Directory
2 19 (37.25%) Microsoft
3 17 (33.33%) MS Excel
4 16 (31.37%) C++
4 16 (31.37%) Finance
5 15 (29.41%) MS Exchange
6 14 (27.45%) SQL Server
6 14 (27.45%) Unit Testing
7 13 (25.49%) MS Office
7 13 (25.49%) Visual Studio
8 12 (23.53%) UML
8 12 (23.53%) C
9 10 (19.61%) Windows 7
9 10 (19.61%) Windows Server
10 8 (15.69%) Linux
11 7 (13.73%) VMware
11 7 (13.73%) Exchange Server 2010
11 7 (13.73%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (13.73%) VMware Infrastructure
11 7 (13.73%) Windows Server 2008
12 6 (11.76%) Electronic Trading
12 6 (11.76%) Polycom
12 6 (11.76%) Video Conferencing
12 6 (11.76%) Asset Management
12 6 (11.76%) Hyper-V
12 6 (11.76%) Veeam
12 6 (11.76%) Network Architecture
12 6 (11.76%) Windows 8
12 6 (11.76%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 6 (11.76%) IT Asset Management

Windows
Top Related 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 15 (29.41%) MS Exchange
2 7 (13.73%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (3.92%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.96%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 17 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 13 (25.49%) MS Office
3 2 (3.92%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (3.92%) MS Project
3 2 (3.92%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.96%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (11.76%) Internet
1 6 (11.76%) VPN
2 2 (3.92%) LAN
2 2 (3.92%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.96%) SAN
3 1 (1.96%) SSH
3 1 (1.96%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (27.45%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 13 (25.49%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.96%) CppUnit
2 1 (1.96%) MSI
General
1 16 (31.37%) Finance
2 2 (3.92%) Banking
2 2 (3.92%) French Language
2 2 (3.92%) German Language
2 2 (3.92%) Italian Language
2 2 (3.92%) Manufacturing
2 2 (3.92%) Multimedia
2 2 (3.92%) Spanish Language
3 1 (1.96%) Front Office
3 1 (1.96%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (33.33%) IT Support
2 16 (31.37%) C++ Developer
2 16 (31.37%) Developer
3 8 (15.69%) Support Officer
4 7 (13.73%) Analyst
5 6 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (9.80%) IT Engineer
6 5 (9.80%) Support Engineer
7 4 (7.84%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 4 (7.84%) Support Analyst
8 3 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support
8 3 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 3 (5.88%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 3 (5.88%) IT Support Engineer
9 2 (3.92%) Infrastructure Support
9 2 (3.92%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
9 2 (3.92%) IT Support Analyst
9 2 (3.92%) Rollout Engineer
9 2 (3.92%) Senior C++ Developer
9 2 (3.92%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.92%) Middleware
2 1 (1.96%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 1 (1.96%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.76%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (3.92%) Driving Licence
3 1 (1.96%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.96%) Equities
3 1 (1.96%) Fat Client
3 1 (1.96%) Replication
3 1 (1.96%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 10 (19.61%) Windows 7
1 10 (19.61%) Windows Server
2 8 (15.69%) Linux
3 7 (13.73%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (13.73%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (11.76%) Windows 8
4 6 (11.76%) Windows XP
5 3 (5.88%) Windows 2000
6 2 (3.92%) AIX
6 2 (3.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (3.92%) Solaris
7 1 (1.96%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (27.45%) Unit Testing
2 12 (23.53%) UML
3 6 (11.76%) Asset Management
3 6 (11.76%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (11.76%) Electronic Trading
3 6 (11.76%) IT Asset Management
3 6 (11.76%) Network Architecture
4 5 (9.80%) ITIL
4 5 (9.80%) Low Latency
5 4 (7.84%) Configuration Management
6 3 (5.88%) Change Management
6 3 (5.88%) Mobile Device Management
6 3 (5.88%) Multithreading
6 3 (5.88%) Software Delivery
6 3 (5.88%) Software Distribution
7 2 (3.92%) Migration
7 2 (3.92%) Process Improvement
7 2 (3.92%) Project Management
7 2 (3.92%) Project Planning
7 2 (3.92%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (31.37%) C++
2 12 (23.53%) C
3 6 (11.76%) SQL
4 1 (1.96%) Java
4 1 (1.96%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.96%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.96%) VB
4 1 (1.96%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (5.88%) Degree
1 3 (5.88%) MCP
1 3 (5.88%) MCSE
1 3 (5.88%) MCTS
1 3 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (3.92%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.96%) A+ Certification
3 1 (1.96%) AWS Certification
3 1 (1.96%) CCNA
3 1 (1.96%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 22 (43.14%) Active Directory
2 7 (13.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (11.76%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.96%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 6 (11.76%) Backup Exec
1 6 (11.76%) Norton AntiVirus
1 6 (11.76%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 5 (9.80%) SCCM
3 1 (1.96%) Ansible
3 1 (1.96%) SCOM
3 1 (1.96%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.96%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 19 (37.25%) Microsoft
2 7 (13.73%) VMware
3 6 (11.76%) Polycom
3 6 (11.76%) Symantec
3 6 (11.76%) Veeam
4 3 (5.88%) Citrix
5 1 (1.96%) Apple
5 1 (1.96%) Avaya
5 1 (1.96%) CA
5 1 (1.96%) MobileIron
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