The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bridgend region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 28 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 4 6 5
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 2 1 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bridgend 18.18% 9.09% 29.41%
As % of the Operating Systems category 100.00% 25.00% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 6
Average daily rate £425 - £388
90% offered a daily rate of more than £405 - £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 - £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.25 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -3.22%
Windows
South Wales

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Bridgend region.

Operating Systems Category
Bridgend
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
2 4 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bridgend 18.18% 36.36% 29.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 6
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.40% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -3.12%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Bridgend

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the Bridgend region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Bridgend

Windows
Daily Rate Trend in Bridgend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows across the Bridgend region.

Windows Daily Rate Trend in Bridgend

Windows
Hourly Rate Trend in Bridgend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the Bridgend region.

Windows Hourly Rate Trend in Bridgend

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bridgend

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Bridgend region citing Windows also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows.

1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (80.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (80.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (40.00%) MS Office
2 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2000
3 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (20.00%) Web Development
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (20.00%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (20.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (20.00%) VMware
3 1 (20.00%) VMware ESX
3 1 (20.00%) Clustering
3 1 (20.00%) NetBackup
3 1 (20.00%) Backup Exec
3 1 (20.00%) DHCP
3 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (20.00%) DNS
3 1 (20.00%) ITIL
3 1 (20.00%) MCP
3 1 (20.00%) MCSE
3 1 (20.00%) Citrix
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Bridgend by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Bridgend region citing Windows also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (20.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2000
2 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 2 (40.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) DHCP
1 1 (20.00%) DNS
1 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Desktop Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Desktop Support
1 2 (40.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Support Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Support Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Technical Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Technical Support
1 2 (40.00%) Technical Support Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Wintel Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Wintel Support
1 2 (40.00%) Wintel Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Web Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Web Developer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Blackberry
1 1 (20.00%) Clustering
1 1 (20.00%) Data Protection Act
1 1 (20.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
1 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Data Protection
1 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (20.00%) ITIL
1 1 (20.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (20.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (80.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) MCP
2 1 (20.00%) MCSE
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (20.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (20.00%) Terminal Services
2 1 (20.00%) VMware ESX
2 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Backup Exec
1 1 (20.00%) NetBackup
1 1 (20.00%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) arcserve
2 1 (20.00%) Citrix
2 1 (20.00%) Intel Security
2 1 (20.00%) Remedy
2 1 (20.00%) Sophos
2 1 (20.00%) Symantec
2 1 (20.00%) VMware