Period
to 20 September 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 September 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 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 17 44 9
Rank change year-on-year +27 -35 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows 35 54 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 9.04% 8.33% 11.25%
As % of the Operating Systems category 60.34% 19.78% 75.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 45 10
Northern Ireland median daily rate £250 £420 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -40.48% +61.54% +48.57%
10th Percentile £115 £148 £98
90th Percentile £502 £523 £328
UK median daily rate £375 £350 £351
% change year-on-year +7.14% -0.14% +3.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 5
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £13.25 £14.89 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.00% +14.52% -25.71%
10th Percentile £11.17 £13.64 £10.00
90th Percentile £22.00 £15.82 £22.25
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.26
% change year-on-year +3.13% +4.85% -3.78%

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 58 273 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 14.99% 42.13% 15.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 224 13
Northern Ireland median daily rate £380 £420 £270
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.52% +55.56% +35.00%
10th Percentile £121 £358 £105
90th Percentile £514 £556 £348
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 5
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £13.25 £14.89 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.00% +14.52% -25.71%
10th Percentile £11.17 £13.64 £10.00
90th Percentile £22.00 £15.82 £22.25
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -0.03% +6.06% +1.85%

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 September 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 September 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 +28 29 £350 -19.17% 7
County Tyrone - 2 £120 -
County Armagh - 1 - -
Windows
UK

For the 6 months to 20 September 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 15 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 9 (25.71%) VMware
2 9 (25.71%) Degree
3 8 (22.86%) Citrix
3 8 (22.86%) DNS
3 8 (22.86%) Microsoft
3 8 (22.86%) Windows 10
3 8 (22.86%) Windows Server
4 7 (20.00%) MS Exchange
5 6 (17.14%) Migration
5 6 (17.14%) Windows 7
6 5 (14.29%) Linux
6 5 (14.29%) Manufacturing
6 5 (14.29%) Break/Fix
6 5 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (11.43%) Skype for Business
7 4 (11.43%) ITIL V3
7 4 (11.43%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (11.43%) Mobile Device Management
7 4 (11.43%) MobileIron
7 4 (11.43%) Mimecast
7 4 (11.43%) Decision-Making
7 4 (11.43%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (11.43%) Forcepoint
7 4 (11.43%) Symantec
7 4 (11.43%) ITIL
7 4 (11.43%) Microsoft Office
7 4 (11.43%) SMTP
7 4 (11.43%) Unix
7 4 (11.43%) Windows XP

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 7 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 5 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (11.43%) Skype for Business
4 3 (8.57%) Tuxedo
4 3 (8.57%) WebLogic
5 2 (5.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (2.86%) IIS
6 1 (2.86%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (11.43%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (5.71%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 4 (11.43%) Mimecast
2 3 (8.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (22.86%) DNS
2 4 (11.43%) SMTP
3 3 (8.57%) DHCP
4 2 (5.71%) NAS
4 2 (5.71%) SAN
4 2 (5.71%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.86%) Firewall
5 1 (2.86%) LAN
5 1 (2.86%) Skype
5 1 (2.86%) Wireless
5 1 (2.86%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.57%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.86%) Big Data
2 1 (2.86%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (8.57%) PeopleTools
2 1 (2.86%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.86%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.86%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (14.29%) Manufacturing
2 4 (11.43%) Games
3 3 (8.57%) Banking
3 3 (8.57%) Finance
4 2 (5.71%) Front Office
4 2 (5.71%) Investment Banking
4 2 (5.71%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.86%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.86%) Law
5 1 (2.86%) Multimedia
5 1 (2.86%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (34.29%) Analyst
2 9 (25.71%) Support Engineer
3 8 (22.86%) Desktop Support
4 7 (20.00%) Desktop Engineer
4 7 (20.00%) Technical Analyst
5 5 (14.29%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 4 (11.43%) Messaging Analyst
6 4 (11.43%) Support Analyst
7 3 (8.57%) Administrator
7 3 (8.57%) Consultant
8 2 (5.71%) Citrix Administrator
8 2 (5.71%) Deployment Engineer
8 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
8 2 (5.71%) PeopleSoft Consultant
8 2 (5.71%) Server Support
8 2 (5.71%) Server Support Engineer
8 2 (5.71%) Service Analyst
8 2 (5.71%) Service Desk Analyst
8 2 (5.71%) Wintel Engineer
8 2 (5.71%) Wintel Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.71%) Web Services
2 1 (2.86%) .NET
2 1 (2.86%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.43%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (5.71%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.86%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.86%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.86%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.86%) EMC VMAX
3 1 (2.86%) EMC VNX
3 1 (2.86%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 8 (22.86%) Windows 10
1 8 (22.86%) Windows Server
2 6 (17.14%) Windows 7
3 5 (14.29%) Linux
4 4 (11.43%) Unix
4 4 (11.43%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (11.43%) Windows XP
5 3 (8.57%) Windows Vista
6 1 (2.86%) Mac OS
6 1 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (2.86%) Windows 8
6 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (17.14%) Migration
2 5 (14.29%) Break/Fix
3 4 (11.43%) Decision-Making
3 4 (11.43%) ITIL
3 4 (11.43%) ITIL V3
3 4 (11.43%) Mobile Device Management
3 4 (11.43%) Time Management
4 3 (8.57%) Deployment Automation
4 3 (8.57%) Problem Management
4 3 (8.57%) Statistics
5 2 (5.71%) Incident Management
5 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 2 (5.71%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (5.71%) Process Improvement
6 1 (2.86%) Data Protection
6 1 (2.86%) Multithreading
6 1 (2.86%) Numerical Analysis
6 1 (2.86%) Performance Improvement
6 1 (2.86%) TDD
6 1 (2.86%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.57%) Java
2 2 (5.71%) C++
3 1 (2.86%) C#
3 1 (2.86%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.86%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (25.71%) Degree
2 1 (2.86%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (2.86%) DBS Check
2 1 (2.86%) HND
2 1 (2.86%) MCSA
2 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.86%) GDPR
1 1 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 15 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 4 (11.43%) XenApp
3 3 (8.57%) XenDesktop
4 2 (5.71%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (5.71%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (2.86%) Hyper-V
5 1 (2.86%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (2.86%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 9 (25.71%) VMware
2 8 (22.86%) Citrix
2 8 (22.86%) Microsoft
3 4 (11.43%) EMC
3 4 (11.43%) Forcepoint
3 4 (11.43%) MobileIron
3 4 (11.43%) Symantec
4 3 (8.57%) NetApp
4 3 (8.57%) Oracle
4 3 (8.57%) PeopleSoft
5 2 (5.71%) Bloomberg
5 2 (5.71%) Reuters
5 2 (5.71%) SAP
6 1 (2.86%) Cisco
6 1 (2.86%) CommVault
6 1 (2.86%) Isilon
6 1 (2.86%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.86%) SolarWinds
6 1 (2.86%) Sun