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 29 January 2015 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.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 3 6 -
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -
Contract jobs citing Windows 13 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bridgend 44.83% 27.27% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 100.00% 100.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 0
Average daily rate
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£450 £123 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+267.34% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £290 £308
% change year-on-year
+8.62% -5.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £14.00 £15.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.19% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- -9.37%
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
13 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bridgend 44.83% 27.27% -
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 0
Average daily rate £450 £123 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+267.34% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £305 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.65% -6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £12.00 £15.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.31% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -13.04%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Bridgend

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Bridgend region over the 3 months to 29 January 2015.

Windows Daily Rate Histogram 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 29 January 2015, 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 11 (68.75%) Security Cleared
2 9 (56.25%) Active Directory
2 9 (56.25%) Citrix
3 8 (50.00%) VMware
3 8 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (43.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 7 (43.75%) Microsoft
4 7 (43.75%) MCP
5 6 (37.50%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (37.50%) McAfee
5 6 (37.50%) SC Cleared
5 6 (37.50%) XenApp
6 5 (31.25%) DV Cleared
7 4 (25.00%) Windows 7
7 4 (25.00%) Visualisation
8 3 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2000
8 3 (18.75%) Blackberry
8 3 (18.75%) VMware ESX
8 3 (18.75%) Sophos
8 3 (18.75%) MS Office
8 3 (18.75%) Windows XP
8 3 (18.75%) MS Exchange
8 3 (18.75%) Terminal Services
9 2 (12.50%) Linux
9 2 (12.50%) Clustering
9 2 (12.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (12.50%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (12.50%) Symantec
9 2 (12.50%) PowerShell

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Bridgend by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 3 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2000
1 3 (18.75%) MS Exchange
2 2 (12.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (6.25%) Tomcat
3 1 (6.25%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (18.75%) MS Office
2 1 (6.25%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 1 (6.25%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
1 1 (6.25%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (6.25%) Cisco PIX
1 1 (6.25%) OSPF
1 1 (6.25%) Firewall
1 1 (6.25%) Wireless
1 1 (6.25%) BGP
1 1 (6.25%) SAN
1 1 (6.25%) LAN
1 1 (6.25%) WAN
1 1 (6.25%) RIP
1 1 (6.25%) SNMP
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Wintel Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Consultant
2 3 (18.75%) Change Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) Customer Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Support Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Wintel Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) 1st Line Support Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Desktop Support
4 1 (6.25%) Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (6.25%) Support Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (6.25%) Applications Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) SOAP
1 1 (6.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Visualisation
2 3 (18.75%) Blackberry
3 2 (12.50%) Clustering
4 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (25.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (18.75%) Windows XP
3 2 (12.50%) Linux
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (6.25%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (6.25%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (6.25%) Data Migration
2 1 (6.25%) Service Management
2 1 (6.25%) Service Delivery
2 1 (6.25%) Web Design
2 1 (6.25%) Migration
2 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (6.25%) Asset Management
2 1 (6.25%) Network Design
2 1 (6.25%) Knowledge Management
2 1 (6.25%) UML
2 1 (6.25%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) PowerShell
2 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (68.75%) Security Cleared
2 7 (43.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 7 (43.75%) MCP
3 6 (37.50%) SC Cleared
4 5 (31.25%) DV Cleared
5 1 (6.25%) CCSE
5 1 (6.25%) JNCIS
5 1 (6.25%) CCNP
5 1 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (6.25%) A+ Certification
5 1 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (56.25%) Active Directory
2 8 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (37.50%) XenApp
4 3 (18.75%) VMware ESX
4 3 (18.75%) Terminal Services
5 2 (12.50%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (6.25%) BladeLogic
2 1 (6.25%) BMC Performance Manager
2 1 (6.25%) SCCM
2 1 (6.25%) SCOM
2 1 (6.25%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 9 (56.25%) Citrix
2 8 (50.00%) VMware
3 7 (43.75%) Microsoft
4 6 (37.50%) McAfee
5 3 (18.75%) Sophos
6 2 (12.50%) Symantec
7 1 (6.25%) Lumension
7 1 (6.25%) Aruba
7 1 (6.25%) F5
7 1 (6.25%) SonicWALL
7 1 (6.25%) Websense
7 1 (6.25%) Blue Coat
7 1 (6.25%) HP
7 1 (6.25%) CheckPoint
7 1 (6.25%) Juniper
7 1 (6.25%) BMC
7 1 (6.25%) Cisco
7 1 (6.25%) Oracle