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 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 6 4 1
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows 1 12 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bridgend 10.00% 31.58% 75.00%
As % of the Operating Systems category 16.67% 100.00% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 8 0
Average daily rate
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- £400 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £11.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
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
6 12 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bridgend 60.00% 31.58% 75.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 0
Average daily rate £388 £400 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £349 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.79% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £11.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.88 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.78% -0.78%

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 5 May 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 (84.62%) Security Cleared
2 9 (69.23%) Active Directory
3 8 (61.54%) Citrix
3 8 (61.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (61.54%) VMware
4 7 (53.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 7 (53.85%) MCP
5 6 (46.15%) Microsoft
5 6 (46.15%) McAfee
5 6 (46.15%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (46.15%) SC Cleared
5 6 (46.15%) XenApp
6 5 (38.46%) DV Cleared
7 4 (30.77%) Visualisation
8 3 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2000
8 3 (23.08%) VMware ESX
8 3 (23.08%) Sophos
8 3 (23.08%) Blackberry
8 3 (23.08%) Terminal Services
8 3 (23.08%) MS Exchange
8 3 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (15.38%) Hyper-V
9 2 (15.38%) Linux
9 2 (15.38%) MS Office
9 2 (15.38%) Windows XP
9 2 (15.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (15.38%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (15.38%) Symantec
9 2 (15.38%) Clustering
9 2 (15.38%) SCCM

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Bridgend by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 (23.08%) MS Exchange
1 3 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2000
1 3 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (15.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 2 (15.38%) MS Office
2 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) LAN
1 1 (7.69%) WAN
1 1 (7.69%) RIP
1 1 (7.69%) SNMP
1 1 (7.69%) SAN
1 1 (7.69%) OSPF
1 1 (7.69%) BGP
1 1 (7.69%) Firewall
1 1 (7.69%) Cisco PIX
1 1 (7.69%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (7.69%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 1 (7.69%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Wintel Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Change Consultant
2 3 (23.08%) Consultant
3 2 (15.38%) Support Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Wintel Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (7.69%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Support Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (7.69%) Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) 1st Line Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Visualisation
2 3 (23.08%) Blackberry
3 2 (15.38%) Clustering
4 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Linux
1 2 (15.38%) Windows XP
2 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (7.69%) Android
2 1 (7.69%) Windows 7
2 1 (7.69%) Windows 8
2 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (7.69%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (7.69%) Asset Management
2 1 (7.69%) Network Design
2 1 (7.69%) Knowledge Management
2 1 (7.69%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (7.69%) Service Management
2 1 (7.69%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) PowerShell
2 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (84.62%) Security Cleared
2 7 (53.85%) MCP
2 7 (53.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 6 (46.15%) SC Cleared
4 5 (38.46%) DV Cleared
5 1 (7.69%) JNCIS
5 1 (7.69%) CCNP
5 1 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (7.69%) CCSE
System Software
1 9 (69.23%) Active Directory
2 8 (61.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (46.15%) XenApp
4 3 (23.08%) Terminal Services
4 3 (23.08%) VMware ESX
5 2 (15.38%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (15.38%) SCCM
2 1 (7.69%) SCOM
2 1 (7.69%) AirWatch
2 1 (7.69%) BladeLogic
2 1 (7.69%) BMC Performance Manager
2 1 (7.69%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 8 (61.54%) Citrix
1 8 (61.54%) VMware
2 6 (46.15%) McAfee
2 6 (46.15%) Microsoft
3 3 (23.08%) Sophos
4 2 (15.38%) Symantec
5 1 (7.69%) Websense
5 1 (7.69%) Blue Coat
5 1 (7.69%) SonicWALL
5 1 (7.69%) Aruba
5 1 (7.69%) F5
5 1 (7.69%) Lumension
5 1 (7.69%) NetMotion Wireless
5 1 (7.69%) HP
5 1 (7.69%) Oracle
5 1 (7.69%) Cisco
5 1 (7.69%) Juniper
5 1 (7.69%) BMC
5 1 (7.69%) CheckPoint