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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 4 1 -
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -
Contract jobs citing Windows 9 8 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bridgend 32.14% 80.00% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 100.00% 100.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 0
Average daily rate
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£450 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 0
Average hourly rate £14.00 £13.75 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.81% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-6.45% -6.06%
Operating Systems Category
Bridgend
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
9 8 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bridgend 32.14% 80.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 0
Average daily rate £450 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 0
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -7.24%
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
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 22 July 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 14 (73.68%) Microsoft
1 14 (73.68%) Security Cleared
2 10 (52.63%) UNIX
2 10 (52.63%) Citrix
3 9 (47.37%) SC Cleared
4 8 (42.11%) Hyper-V
4 8 (42.11%) VMware
5 7 (36.84%) NetBackup
5 7 (36.84%) Backup Exec
5 7 (36.84%) Symantec
5 7 (36.84%) Remedy
5 7 (36.84%) PowerShell
5 7 (36.84%) vSphere
6 6 (31.58%) VMware Infrastructure
6 6 (31.58%) HP
6 6 (31.58%) MS Excel
6 6 (31.58%) TCP/IP
7 5 (26.32%) MS Exchange
7 5 (26.32%) Active Directory
7 5 (26.32%) Oracle
7 5 (26.32%) SAN
7 5 (26.32%) Terminal Services
7 5 (26.32%) Oracle Certification
7 5 (26.32%) DV Cleared
7 5 (26.32%) HP Data Protector
7 5 (26.32%) XenServer
7 5 (26.32%) XenDesktop
7 5 (26.32%) vCloud
8 4 (21.05%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (21.05%) MetaFrame

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Bridgend by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 5 (26.32%) MS Exchange
2 4 (21.05%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (10.53%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2000
4 2 (10.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (10.53%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (31.58%) MS Excel
2 4 (21.05%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (31.58%) TCP/IP
2 5 (26.32%) SAN
3 3 (15.79%) DNS
3 3 (15.79%) DHCP
3 3 (15.79%) Internet
3 3 (15.79%) Firewall
3 3 (15.79%) Wireless
4 2 (10.53%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (5.26%) LAN
5 1 (5.26%) WAN
General
1 3 (15.79%) Local Government
2 1 (5.26%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (26.32%) Virtualisation Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Support Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Security Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Wintel Support
3 3 (15.79%) Operations Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Security Operations Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Wintel Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Wintel Support Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Security Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Technical Support Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Technical Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Technical Support
4 2 (10.53%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Desktop Support
5 1 (5.26%) Support Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (5.26%) Support Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Wintel Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Blackberry
1 3 (15.79%) PKI
2 2 (10.53%) Clustering
3 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (52.63%) UNIX
2 3 (15.79%) Linux
3 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (10.53%) Windows 7
3 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (5.26%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (10.53%) SIEM
1 2 (10.53%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (5.26%) ITIL
2 1 (5.26%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (36.84%) PowerShell
2 2 (10.53%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 14 (73.68%) Security Cleared
2 9 (47.37%) SC Cleared
3 5 (26.32%) Oracle Certification
3 5 (26.32%) DV Cleared
4 3 (15.79%) CISSP
4 3 (15.79%) GIAC
4 3 (15.79%) GCIA
4 3 (15.79%) GCFW
4 3 (15.79%) GCWN
5 2 (10.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (10.53%) MCP
6 1 (5.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
System Software
1 8 (42.11%) Hyper-V
2 7 (36.84%) vSphere
3 6 (31.58%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (26.32%) Active Directory
4 5 (26.32%) Terminal Services
4 5 (26.32%) XenServer
4 5 (26.32%) XenDesktop
4 5 (26.32%) vCloud
5 4 (21.05%) MetaFrame
6 3 (15.79%) XenApp
7 2 (10.53%) Forefront TMG
7 2 (10.53%) UAG
8 1 (5.26%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 7 (36.84%) NetBackup
1 7 (36.84%) Backup Exec
2 5 (26.32%) HP Data Protector
3 4 (21.05%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (10.53%) WSUS
4 2 (10.53%) SCCM
4 2 (10.53%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (10.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (10.53%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 14 (73.68%) Microsoft
2 10 (52.63%) Citrix
3 8 (42.11%) VMware
4 7 (36.84%) Symantec
4 7 (36.84%) Remedy
5 6 (31.58%) HP
6 5 (26.32%) Oracle
7 4 (21.05%) McAfee
7 4 (21.05%) Sophos
7 4 (21.05%) Cisco
8 3 (15.79%) IBM
8 3 (15.79%) CheckPoint
8 3 (15.79%) Juniper
8 3 (15.79%) Sourcefire
8 3 (15.79%) Trend Micro
9 2 (10.53%) Websense