The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 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 Cardiff 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 7 5 3
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows 51 30 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 14.21% 18.07% 22.99%
As % of the Operating Systems category 70.83% 88.24% 75.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 18 23
Average daily rate £231 £263 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.90% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £133 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £375 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 3
Average hourly rate £16.16 £12.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.28% -13.79%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -6.25%
Operating Systems Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
72 34 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 20.06% 20.48% 30.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 22 30
Average daily rate £250 £275 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £138 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 3
Average hourly rate £16.16 £11.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.90% -24.13%
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 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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014, 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 40 (46.51%) Windows 7
2 29 (33.72%) Microsoft
3 23 (26.74%) Active Directory
4 22 (25.58%) SQL Server
5 19 (22.09%) Windows XP
6 18 (20.93%) Windows Server 2008
7 17 (19.77%) Security Cleared
7 17 (19.77%) Migration
8 16 (18.60%) MS Excel
8 16 (18.60%) SQL
8 16 (18.60%) Windows Server 2003
9 15 (17.44%) SCCM
9 15 (17.44%) SC Cleared
10 14 (16.28%) VMware
11 12 (13.95%) Finance
12 10 (11.63%) Windows Server 2012
12 10 (11.63%) VMware Infrastructure
13 9 (10.47%) MS Office
14 8 (9.30%) .NET
14 8 (9.30%) MS Exchange
14 8 (9.30%) Microsoft Certification
15 7 (8.14%) Firewall
15 7 (8.14%) Citrix
15 7 (8.14%) WAN
15 7 (8.14%) VPN
15 7 (8.14%) JavaScript
15 7 (8.14%) SAP
15 7 (8.14%) Data Migration
16 6 (6.98%) XenApp
16 6 (6.98%) Enterprise Storage

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 8 (9.30%) MS Exchange
2 5 (5.81%) SharePoint
2 5 (5.81%) IIS
3 4 (4.65%) SharePoint 2010
3 4 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (3.49%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (2.33%) Lync
5 2 (2.33%) WebSphere
5 2 (2.33%) ArcGIS
6 1 (1.16%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 16 (18.60%) MS Excel
2 9 (10.47%) MS Office
3 5 (5.81%) MS Project
4 1 (1.16%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 4 (4.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.16%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.14%) Firewall
1 7 (8.14%) WAN
1 7 (8.14%) VPN
2 6 (6.98%) TCP/IP
3 5 (5.81%) SAN
3 5 (5.81%) LAN
4 3 (3.49%) DHCP
4 3 (3.49%) DNS
4 3 (3.49%) ADSL
5 1 (1.16%) Wireless
5 1 (1.16%) Broadband
5 1 (1.16%) Ethernet
5 1 (1.16%) SNMP
5 1 (1.16%) SMS
5 1 (1.16%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (25.58%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.98%) Crystal Reports
3 5 (5.81%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (4.65%) Relational Database
4 4 (4.65%) BusinessObjects XI
4 4 (4.65%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 4 (4.65%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (4.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (4.65%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (3.49%) Cognos Impromptu
6 2 (2.33%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (2.33%) DB2
7 1 (1.16%) MySQL
7 1 (1.16%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (4.65%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (4.65%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (1.16%) MSI
2 1 (1.16%) InstallShield
2 1 (1.16%) TestDirector
2 1 (1.16%) Eclipse
2 1 (1.16%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 12 (13.95%) Finance
2 6 (6.98%) Banking
3 3 (3.49%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.33%) Billing
Job Titles
1 14 (16.28%) Analyst
2 10 (11.63%) Developer
3 9 (10.47%) Applications Support
3 9 (10.47%) Support Analyst
3 9 (10.47%) Desktop Support
4 8 (9.30%) Support Engineer
5 7 (8.14%) 2nd Line Support
6 6 (6.98%) Applications Support Analyst
6 6 (6.98%) Administrator
7 5 (5.81%) Consultant
8 4 (4.65%) CRM Developer
8 4 (4.65%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 4 (4.65%) Desktop Engineer
8 4 (4.65%) Server Engineer
8 4 (4.65%) Systems Engineer
9 3 (3.49%) Senior Systems Engineer
9 3 (3.49%) Technical Consultant
9 3 (3.49%) Configuration Manager
9 3 (3.49%) Technical Specialist
9 3 (3.49%) Network Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (9.30%) .NET
2 5 (5.81%) Web Services
2 5 (5.81%) XML
3 4 (4.65%) SAP XI
3 4 (4.65%) DOM
3 4 (4.65%) SOAP
4 3 (3.49%) Middleware
5 2 (2.33%) Application Packaging
5 2 (2.33%) Silverlight
5 2 (2.33%) .NET Framework
5 2 (2.33%) SAP Basis
6 1 (1.16%) J2EE
6 1 (1.16%) DHTML
6 1 (1.16%) HTML
6 1 (1.16%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.16%) CSS
6 1 (1.16%) XSLT
6 1 (1.16%) Swing
6 1 (1.16%) Hibernate
6 1 (1.16%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.98%) Enterprise Storage
2 5 (5.81%) iSeries
3 4 (4.65%) Data Conversion
3 4 (4.65%) Fat Client
3 4 (4.65%) Thin Client
3 4 (4.65%) GIS
4 2 (2.33%) AS400
5 1 (1.16%) SCADA
5 1 (1.16%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.16%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 40 (46.51%) Windows 7
2 19 (22.09%) Windows XP
3 18 (20.93%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (18.60%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (11.63%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (4.65%) Windows 8
7 3 (3.49%) UNIX
7 3 (3.49%) AIX
8 2 (2.33%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (19.77%) Migration
2 7 (8.14%) Data Migration
3 6 (6.98%) Web Development
4 5 (5.81%) CRM
4 5 (5.81%) ITIL
4 5 (5.81%) Release Management
5 4 (4.65%) System Testing
5 4 (4.65%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (4.65%) Unit Testing
5 4 (4.65%) Data Analysis
6 3 (3.49%) Service Delivery
6 3 (3.49%) Project Management
6 3 (3.49%) PRINCE2
6 3 (3.49%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (2.33%) Incident Management
7 2 (2.33%) Data Governance
7 2 (2.33%) Network Monitoring
7 2 (2.33%) Problem Management
7 2 (2.33%) Data Modelling
7 2 (2.33%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 16 (18.60%) SQL
2 7 (8.14%) JavaScript
3 5 (5.81%) C#
3 5 (5.81%) PowerShell
4 4 (4.65%) C++
4 4 (4.65%) PL/SQL
4 4 (4.65%) VBScript
5 3 (3.49%) Java
5 3 (3.49%) R
6 2 (2.33%) C
6 2 (2.33%) RPG
6 2 (2.33%) COBOL
6 2 (2.33%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.16%) VBA
Qualifications
1 17 (19.77%) Security Cleared
2 15 (17.44%) SC Cleared
3 8 (9.30%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (5.81%) MCAD
4 5 (5.81%) MCSD
5 3 (3.49%) MCSA
5 3 (3.49%) Degree
6 2 (2.33%) CCA
6 2 (2.33%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (1.16%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.16%) CCNA
7 1 (1.16%) HND
7 1 (1.16%) MCP
7 1 (1.16%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.98%) SLA
2 1 (1.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.16%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (1.16%) GAMP
2 1 (1.16%) QA
System Software
1 23 (26.74%) Active Directory
2 10 (11.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (6.98%) XenApp
4 4 (4.65%) vSphere
5 3 (3.49%) Terminal Services
6 2 (2.33%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (1.16%) VMware ESX
7 1 (1.16%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (1.16%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.16%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 15 (17.44%) SCCM
2 3 (3.49%) ARCserve
3 1 (1.16%) MOM
3 1 (1.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.16%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.16%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 1 (1.16%) SCOM
Vendors
1 29 (33.72%) Microsoft
2 14 (16.28%) VMware
3 7 (8.14%) Citrix
3 7 (8.14%) SAP
4 6 (6.98%) Oracle
5 4 (4.65%) Business Objects
6 3 (3.49%) Intel
6 3 (3.49%) Cognos
6 3 (3.49%) AppSense
7 2 (2.33%) IBM
7 2 (2.33%) ESRI
8 1 (1.16%) CA
8 1 (1.16%) NetApp
8 1 (1.16%) Dell
8 1 (1.16%) Cisco
8 1 (1.16%) Nimsoft
8 1 (1.16%) SolarWinds
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