The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Bridgend region.

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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 4 2 2
Rank change year-on-year
-2 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 10 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bridgend 29.41% 50.00% 41.67%
As % of the Operating Systems category 100.00% 100.00% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 1
Average daily rate £388 - £90
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £305 £318
% change year-on-year
-1.63% -3.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £15.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +19.23%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -6.25%
Operating Systems Category
Bridgend
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
10 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bridgend 29.41% 50.00% 41.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 1
Average daily rate £375 - £90
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
- -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £15.50 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +34.78%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows
South Wales

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 23 April 2014.

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 23 April 2014, 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 10 (76.92%) Microsoft
2 9 (69.23%) Security Cleared
3 7 (53.85%) Hyper-V
3 7 (53.85%) VMware
3 7 (53.85%) MS Excel
3 7 (53.85%) Citrix
4 6 (46.15%) HP
4 6 (46.15%) Symantec
4 6 (46.15%) Remedy
4 6 (46.15%) NetBackup
4 6 (46.15%) Backup Exec
4 6 (46.15%) PowerShell
4 6 (46.15%) vSphere
5 5 (38.46%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (30.77%) HP Data Protector
6 4 (30.77%) SC Cleared
6 4 (30.77%) DV Cleared
6 4 (30.77%) XenServer
6 4 (30.77%) XenDesktop
6 4 (30.77%) vCloud
6 4 (30.77%) Blackberry
6 4 (30.77%) Active Directory
6 4 (30.77%) Oracle Certification
6 4 (30.77%) SAN
6 4 (30.77%) Oracle
6 4 (30.77%) MS Office
6 4 (30.77%) UNIX
6 4 (30.77%) MS Exchange
7 3 (23.08%) DHCP
7 3 (23.08%) TCP/IP

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Bridgend by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, 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 4 (30.77%) MS Exchange
2 3 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2003
2 3 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (15.38%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2000
3 2 (15.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (15.38%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (53.85%) MS Excel
2 4 (30.77%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (30.77%) SAN
2 3 (23.08%) DHCP
2 3 (23.08%) TCP/IP
2 3 (23.08%) DNS
General
1 2 (15.38%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Virtualisation Engineer
1 4 (30.77%) Support Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Wintel Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Wintel Support
3 2 (15.38%) Wintel Support Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Technical Support Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Technical Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Support Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Technical Support
3 2 (15.38%) Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (7.69%) Support Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Wintel Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Blackberry
2 2 (15.38%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) UNIX
2 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (15.38%) Windows XP
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 6 (46.15%) PowerShell
2 2 (15.38%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (69.23%) Security Cleared
2 4 (30.77%) SC Cleared
2 4 (30.77%) DV Cleared
2 4 (30.77%) Oracle Certification
3 2 (15.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (15.38%) MCP
System Software
1 7 (53.85%) Hyper-V
2 6 (46.15%) vSphere
3 5 (38.46%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (30.77%) XenServer
4 4 (30.77%) XenDesktop
4 4 (30.77%) vCloud
4 4 (30.77%) Active Directory
5 3 (23.08%) XenApp
6 2 (15.38%) Terminal Services
7 1 (7.69%) MetaFrame
7 1 (7.69%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 6 (46.15%) NetBackup
1 6 (46.15%) Backup Exec
2 4 (30.77%) HP Data Protector
3 3 (23.08%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (15.38%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 10 (76.92%) Microsoft
2 7 (53.85%) VMware
2 7 (53.85%) Citrix
3 6 (46.15%) HP
3 6 (46.15%) Symantec
3 6 (46.15%) Remedy
4 4 (30.77%) Oracle
5 2 (15.38%) Sophos
5 2 (15.38%) McAfee
6 1 (7.69%) Cisco