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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 3 1 -
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -
Contract jobs citing Windows 4 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bridgend 28.57% 75.00% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 100.00% 100.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate
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£360 £248 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.45% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £310 £311
% change year-on-year
-1.61% -0.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £15.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
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
4 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bridgend 28.57% 75.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate £450 £248 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+81.81% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £14.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.51% -8.82%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 11 (78.57%) Security Cleared
2 10 (71.43%) Microsoft
3 8 (57.14%) Citrix
3 8 (57.14%) UNIX
4 7 (50.00%) SC Cleared
5 5 (35.71%) PowerShell
5 5 (35.71%) Hyper-V
5 5 (35.71%) vSphere
5 5 (35.71%) Kalman Filter
5 5 (35.71%) TCP/IP
5 5 (35.71%) Symantec
5 5 (35.71%) Remedy
5 5 (35.71%) VMware
5 5 (35.71%) NetBackup
5 5 (35.71%) Backup Exec
6 4 (28.57%) McAfee
6 4 (28.57%) Norton AntiVirus
6 4 (28.57%) Sophos
6 4 (28.57%) HP
6 4 (28.57%) MetaFrame
6 4 (28.57%) Terminal Services
6 4 (28.57%) MS Excel
6 4 (28.57%) DV Cleared
7 3 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (21.43%) GIAC
7 3 (21.43%) HP Data Protector
7 3 (21.43%) PKI
7 3 (21.43%) vCloud
7 3 (21.43%) XenServer
7 3 (21.43%) XenDesktop

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Bridgend by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 3 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (21.43%) MS Exchange
2 2 (14.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2000
2 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (7.14%) IIS
3 1 (7.14%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (28.57%) MS Excel
2 2 (14.29%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (35.71%) TCP/IP
2 3 (21.43%) Internet
2 3 (21.43%) SAN
2 3 (21.43%) Firewall
2 3 (21.43%) Wireless
3 2 (14.29%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (14.29%) DNS
3 2 (14.29%) DHCP
4 1 (7.14%) LAN
4 1 (7.14%) WAN
General
1 2 (14.29%) Local Government
2 1 (7.14%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Virtualisation Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Security Operations Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Security Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Operations Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Technical Support Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Technical Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Technical Support
3 2 (14.29%) Support Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Wintel Support Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Wintel Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Wintel Support
3 2 (14.29%) Security Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) IT Technician
4 1 (7.14%) Support Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Desktop Support
4 1 (7.14%) Applications Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) SOAP
1 1 (7.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) PKI
1 3 (21.43%) Blackberry
2 2 (14.29%) Clustering
3 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (57.14%) UNIX
2 3 (21.43%) Linux
3 2 (14.29%) Windows 7
3 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (7.14%) Windows XP
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Kalman Filter
2 2 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (14.29%) SIEM
3 1 (7.14%) Time Management
3 1 (7.14%) ITIL
3 1 (7.14%) UML
3 1 (7.14%) Web Design
3 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (35.71%) PowerShell
2 2 (14.29%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (78.57%) Security Cleared
2 7 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 4 (28.57%) DV Cleared
4 3 (21.43%) GIAC
4 3 (21.43%) CISSP
4 3 (21.43%) Oracle Certification
4 3 (21.43%) GCIA
4 3 (21.43%) GCFW
4 3 (21.43%) GCWN
5 2 (14.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (14.29%) MCP
6 1 (7.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
System Software
1 5 (35.71%) Hyper-V
1 5 (35.71%) vSphere
2 4 (28.57%) MetaFrame
2 4 (28.57%) Terminal Services
3 3 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (21.43%) vCloud
3 3 (21.43%) XenServer
3 3 (21.43%) XenDesktop
3 3 (21.43%) Active Directory
4 2 (14.29%) XenApp
4 2 (14.29%) Forefront TMG
4 2 (14.29%) UAG
Systems Management
1 5 (35.71%) NetBackup
1 5 (35.71%) Backup Exec
2 4 (28.57%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (21.43%) HP Data Protector
4 2 (14.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (14.29%) ARCserve
4 2 (14.29%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (14.29%) SCCM
4 2 (14.29%) WSUS
Vendors
1 10 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 8 (57.14%) Citrix
3 5 (35.71%) Symantec
3 5 (35.71%) Remedy
3 5 (35.71%) VMware
4 4 (28.57%) McAfee
4 4 (28.57%) Sophos
4 4 (28.57%) HP
5 3 (21.43%) Trend Micro
5 3 (21.43%) Oracle
5 3 (21.43%) CheckPoint
5 3 (21.43%) Juniper
5 3 (21.43%) Cisco
5 3 (21.43%) IBM
5 3 (21.43%) Sourcefire
6 2 (14.29%) Websense