The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cardiff region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 27 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 12 8 8
Rank change year-on-year
-4 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 34 29 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 10.69% 12.89% 14.55%
As % of the Operating Systems category 75.56% 72.50% 62.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 15 11
Average daily rate
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£175 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-46.15% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £154 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £388 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £290 £308
% change year-on-year
+7.75% -5.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 9
Average hourly rate £15.25 £13.87 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.94% +6.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £12.25 £9.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £16.08 £23.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.75 £14.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+1.70% -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 Cardiff region.

Operating Systems Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
45 40 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 14.15% 17.78% 23.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 21 22
Average daily rate £194 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-40.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £143 £156 £133
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £307 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.12% -5.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 10
Average hourly rate £15.25 £13.87 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.94% +6.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.00 £9.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £16.10 £23.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -14.28%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the Cardiff region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

Windows
Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows across the Cardiff region.

Windows Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

Windows
Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Cardiff region over the 3 months to 27 January 2015.

Windows Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

Windows
Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the Cardiff region.

Windows Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff 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 26 (37.14%) ITIL
2 24 (34.29%) Active Directory
2 24 (34.29%) Windows 7
3 20 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 18 (25.71%) Finance
5 15 (21.43%) MS Excel
6 13 (18.57%) Windows XP
7 10 (14.29%) Service Management
7 10 (14.29%) Migration
7 10 (14.29%) IIS
7 10 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (12.86%) SCCM
8 9 (12.86%) Linux
8 9 (12.86%) DNS
8 9 (12.86%) AS400
9 8 (11.43%) VMware
9 8 (11.43%) IBM
9 8 (11.43%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (11.43%) Incident Management
9 8 (11.43%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
10 7 (10.00%) Citrix
10 7 (10.00%) TCP/IP
10 7 (10.00%) UNIX
11 6 (8.57%) MCP
11 6 (8.57%) MS Exchange
11 6 (8.57%) DHCP
11 6 (8.57%) Microsoft Certification
11 6 (8.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff 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 10 (14.29%) IIS
2 6 (8.57%) MS Exchange
3 3 (4.29%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (2.86%) Oracle Workflow
4 2 (2.86%) Tomcat
4 2 (2.86%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (2.86%) Lync
4 2 (2.86%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.43%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (1.43%) nginx
5 1 (1.43%) Apache
Applications
1 15 (21.43%) MS Excel
2 5 (7.14%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.43%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.43%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (1.43%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 7 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (7.14%) Office 365
3 2 (2.86%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 9 (12.86%) DNS
2 7 (10.00%) TCP/IP
3 6 (8.57%) DHCP
4 5 (7.14%) Internet
5 4 (5.71%) SAN
5 4 (5.71%) VPN
5 4 (5.71%) LAN
6 3 (4.29%) WAN
7 2 (2.86%) DSL
7 2 (2.86%) MPLS
8 1 (1.43%) SSH
8 1 (1.43%) Structured Cabling
8 1 (1.43%) ADSL
8 1 (1.43%) LDAP
8 1 (1.43%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.43%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.43%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (2.86%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.43%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.43%) MSI
2 1 (1.43%) InstallShield
General
1 18 (25.71%) Finance
2 2 (2.86%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.86%) Banking
3 1 (1.43%) Welsh Language
3 1 (1.43%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (28.57%) Analyst
2 13 (18.57%) Service Desk Analyst
2 13 (18.57%) Service Analyst
3 11 (15.71%) 1st Line Support
4 10 (14.29%) Support Engineer
5 7 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
5 7 (10.00%) Support Analyst
6 4 (5.71%) Developer
6 4 (5.71%) Architect
6 4 (5.71%) Server Engineer
6 4 (5.71%) Wintel Server Engineer
6 4 (5.71%) Wintel Engineer
7 3 (4.29%) 1st Line Support Analyst
7 3 (4.29%) Windows Support Engineer
7 3 (4.29%) Desktop Engineer
7 3 (4.29%) Project Engineer
7 3 (4.29%) Administrator
8 2 (2.86%) Field Engineer
8 2 (2.86%) Desktop Support
8 2 (2.86%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.71%) .NET
2 3 (4.29%) Web Services
3 2 (2.86%) XML
3 2 (2.86%) SOAP
3 2 (2.86%) HTML
4 1 (1.43%) jQuery
4 1 (1.43%) Windows SharePoint Services
4 1 (1.43%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 1 (1.43%) Middleware
4 1 (1.43%) CSS
4 1 (1.43%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.86%) AS400
2 5 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.14%) Management Information System
2 5 (7.14%) GIS
3 3 (4.29%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.43%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.43%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.43%) iSeries
4 1 (1.43%) User Experience
4 1 (1.43%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.43%) Mobile Payment
4 1 (1.43%) EPoS
4 1 (1.43%) NHS
4 1 (1.43%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 24 (34.29%) Windows 7
2 13 (18.57%) Windows XP
3 10 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (12.86%) Linux
5 8 (11.43%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (11.43%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (10.00%) UNIX
7 6 (8.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (2.86%) Mac OS X
8 2 (2.86%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.43%) Ubuntu
9 1 (1.43%) CentOS
9 1 (1.43%) Android
9 1 (1.43%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.43%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (37.14%) ITIL
2 10 (14.29%) Service Management
2 10 (14.29%) Migration
3 8 (11.43%) Incident Management
4 4 (5.71%) Service Delivery
4 4 (5.71%) UML
4 4 (5.71%) Asset Management
4 4 (5.71%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (4.29%) Data Protection
5 3 (4.29%) Software Asset Management
5 3 (4.29%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (2.86%) Workflow
6 2 (2.86%) Change Management
6 2 (2.86%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (2.86%) Web Design
6 2 (2.86%) BCP
6 2 (2.86%) DevOps
6 2 (2.86%) Data Migration
6 2 (2.86%) IT Governance
7 1 (1.43%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (7.14%) SQL
2 4 (5.71%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.86%) C
3 2 (2.86%) C#
3 2 (2.86%) R
4 1 (1.43%) Ruby
4 1 (1.43%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.43%) Java
4 1 (1.43%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.43%) Perl
4 1 (1.43%) C++
4 1 (1.43%) VB
4 1 (1.43%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (8.57%) MCP
1 6 (8.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (7.14%) MCSE
3 4 (5.71%) Security Cleared
4 3 (4.29%) MCTS
4 3 (4.29%) MCITP
4 3 (4.29%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.86%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (2.86%) Degree
6 1 (1.43%) MCDST
6 1 (1.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (1.43%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.43%) VCP5
6 1 (1.43%) ISEB
6 1 (1.43%) CISSP
6 1 (1.43%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.29%) SLA
2 1 (1.43%) COBIT
2 1 (1.43%) HL7
2 1 (1.43%) COSO
System Software
1 24 (34.29%) Active Directory
2 5 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (4.29%) XenApp
3 3 (4.29%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.43%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.43%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.43%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 9 (12.86%) SCCM
2 3 (4.29%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (4.29%) Windows Intune
2 3 (4.29%) SCDPM
2 3 (4.29%) HP UCMDB
3 2 (2.86%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (2.86%) Ansible
3 2 (2.86%) Puppet
4 1 (1.43%) WSUS
Vendors
1 20 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 8 (11.43%) VMware
2 8 (11.43%) IBM
3 7 (10.00%) Citrix
4 5 (7.14%) Red Hat
5 4 (5.71%) Oracle
6 3 (4.29%) HP
6 3 (4.29%) Apple
6 3 (4.29%) McAfee
7 2 (2.86%) Rackspace
7 2 (2.86%) Google
8 1 (1.43%) LANDesk
8 1 (1.43%) NETGEAR
8 1 (1.43%) Cisco
8 1 (1.43%) NetApp
8 1 (1.43%) SAP
8 1 (1.43%) AppSense
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