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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 13 5 12
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +7
Contract jobs citing Windows 35 66 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 9.21% 22.76% 9.31%
As % of the Operating Systems category 50.00% 83.54% 59.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 44 10
Average daily rate
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£258 £266 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.28% -14.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £200 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £385 £406
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £301 £310
% change year-on-year
+3.90% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 11 3
Average hourly rate £11.00 £15.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.66% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.40 £13.87 £10.94
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £19.00 £19.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.25 £14.17 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+7.65% -10.06%
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
70 79 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 18.42% 27.24% 15.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 49 14
Average daily rate £325 £250 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £200 £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £385 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 11 3
Average hourly rate £9.00 £13.87 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.11% -30.65%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.73% -11.76%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 33 (41.77%) Windows 7
2 29 (36.71%) Active Directory
3 21 (26.58%) Microsoft
4 20 (25.32%) VMware
5 19 (24.05%) DNS
5 19 (24.05%) Windows Server 2012
6 17 (21.52%) Windows Server 2008
6 17 (21.52%) ITIL
7 16 (20.25%) MS Excel
8 15 (18.99%) Microsoft Azure
9 14 (17.72%) Migration
10 13 (16.46%) TCP/IP
10 13 (16.46%) Windows XP
11 12 (15.19%) DHCP
11 12 (15.19%) IIS
11 12 (15.19%) SCCM
12 11 (13.92%) XenApp
12 11 (13.92%) Linux
12 11 (13.92%) Citrix
13 10 (12.66%) SAN
13 10 (12.66%) McAfee
13 10 (12.66%) VPN
13 10 (12.66%) MS Office
13 10 (12.66%) PowerShell
13 10 (12.66%) Office 365
14 9 (11.39%) Windows Intune
14 9 (11.39%) SC Cleared
14 9 (11.39%) Security Cleared
14 9 (11.39%) VMware Infrastructure
14 9 (11.39%) SQL Server

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 12 (15.19%) IIS
2 7 (8.86%) MS Exchange
3 4 (5.06%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (5.06%) SharePoint
3 4 (5.06%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (3.80%) Lync
5 2 (2.53%) Oracle Workflow
5 2 (2.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (2.53%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (2.53%) Tomcat
5 2 (2.53%) JBoss
6 1 (1.27%) Apache
6 1 (1.27%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (1.27%) nginx
6 1 (1.27%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.27%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 16 (20.25%) MS Excel
2 10 (12.66%) MS Office
3 4 (5.06%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.27%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (18.99%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (12.66%) Office 365
3 2 (2.53%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 19 (24.05%) DNS
2 13 (16.46%) TCP/IP
3 12 (15.19%) DHCP
4 10 (12.66%) VPN
4 10 (12.66%) SAN
5 8 (10.13%) Internet
6 5 (6.33%) LAN
7 4 (5.06%) WAN
8 2 (2.53%) Structured Cabling
8 2 (2.53%) MPLS
8 2 (2.53%) DSL
9 1 (1.27%) Firewall
9 1 (1.27%) SSH
9 1 (1.27%) PABX
9 1 (1.27%) LDAP
9 1 (1.27%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (11.39%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.59%) Hadoop
3 2 (2.53%) NoSQL
3 2 (2.53%) Pentaho
4 1 (1.27%) MySQL
4 1 (1.27%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (1.27%) Cognos Impromptu
4 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (2.53%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (1.27%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.27%) Robotium
2 1 (1.27%) Calabash
2 1 (1.27%) eggPlant
2 1 (1.27%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (6.33%) Finance
2 1 (1.27%) Retail
2 1 (1.27%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (17.72%) Wintel Engineer
2 13 (16.46%) Analyst
3 9 (11.39%) Support Engineer
4 8 (10.13%) Server Engineer
5 6 (7.59%) Developer
5 6 (7.59%) Wintel Server Engineer
6 5 (6.33%) SCCM Engineer
6 5 (6.33%) Architect
7 4 (5.06%) Software Engineer
7 4 (5.06%) Consultant
7 4 (5.06%) Service Desk Analyst
7 4 (5.06%) Service Analyst
7 4 (5.06%) Infrastructure Manager
7 4 (5.06%) Windows Support Engineer
7 4 (5.06%) Project Engineer
7 4 (5.06%) Wintel Consultant
8 3 (3.80%) Technical Engineer
8 3 (3.80%) Change Analyst
8 3 (3.80%) 1st Line Support
8 3 (3.80%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.13%) .NET
2 5 (6.33%) CSS
2 5 (6.33%) HTML
3 4 (5.06%) Web Services
3 4 (5.06%) ASP.NET
4 3 (3.80%) Middleware
5 2 (2.53%) SOAP
5 2 (2.53%) XML
5 2 (2.53%) Apache Camel
6 1 (1.27%) Windows SharePoint Services
6 1 (1.27%) Silverlight
6 1 (1.27%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.39%) GIS
2 4 (5.06%) Management Information System
2 4 (5.06%) Blackberry
2 4 (5.06%) Visualisation
3 2 (2.53%) Fat Client
3 2 (2.53%) Data Integration
3 2 (2.53%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.53%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.27%) EPoS
4 1 (1.27%) NHS
4 1 (1.27%) Device Driver
4 1 (1.27%) E-Learning
4 1 (1.27%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.27%) Mobile Payment
4 1 (1.27%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 33 (41.77%) Windows 7
2 19 (24.05%) Windows Server 2012
3 17 (21.52%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (16.46%) Windows XP
5 11 (13.92%) Linux
6 9 (11.39%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (7.59%) UNIX
8 3 (3.80%) Windows 8
9 2 (2.53%) Android
9 2 (2.53%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.27%) CentOS
10 1 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (1.27%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (21.52%) ITIL
2 14 (17.72%) Migration
3 8 (10.13%) Data Protection
3 8 (10.13%) Mentoring
4 7 (8.86%) Project Management
5 5 (6.33%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (6.33%) Software Engineering
5 5 (6.33%) Cyber Security
6 4 (5.06%) Asset Management
6 4 (5.06%) Unit Testing
6 4 (5.06%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 3 (3.80%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (3.80%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (3.80%) PRINCE2
7 3 (3.80%) Software Deployment
7 3 (3.80%) Software Asset Management
8 2 (2.53%) DevOps
8 2 (2.53%) Web Design
8 2 (2.53%) Change Control
8 2 (2.53%) UML
Programming Languages
1 10 (12.66%) PowerShell
2 8 (10.13%) SQL
3 6 (7.59%) JavaScript
4 4 (5.06%) VB
5 3 (3.80%) VBScript
5 3 (3.80%) R
5 3 (3.80%) Java
6 2 (2.53%) C
7 1 (1.27%) C#
7 1 (1.27%) C++
7 1 (1.27%) Perl
7 1 (1.27%) Python
7 1 (1.27%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.27%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 9 (11.39%) MCSE
1 9 (11.39%) Microsoft Certification
1 9 (11.39%) SC Cleared
1 9 (11.39%) Security Cleared
2 8 (10.13%) MCTS
2 8 (10.13%) MCITP
3 2 (2.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (2.53%) ISEB
4 1 (1.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.27%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.27%) QA
System Software
1 29 (36.71%) Active Directory
2 11 (13.92%) XenApp
3 9 (11.39%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (8.86%) XenDesktop
5 2 (2.53%) Hyper-V
5 2 (2.53%) Terminal Services
5 2 (2.53%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 12 (15.19%) SCCM
2 9 (11.39%) Windows Intune
3 8 (10.13%) McAfee ePO
3 8 (10.13%) SCDPM
4 4 (5.06%) Kibana
5 3 (3.80%) HP UCMDB
6 2 (2.53%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (2.53%) Puppet
6 2 (2.53%) SCOM
6 2 (2.53%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (2.53%) Ansible
7 1 (1.27%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 21 (26.58%) Microsoft
2 20 (25.32%) VMware
3 11 (13.92%) Citrix
4 10 (12.66%) McAfee
5 5 (6.33%) Oracle
6 4 (5.06%) HP
7 2 (2.53%) Intel
7 2 (2.53%) ESRI
7 2 (2.53%) Symantec
7 2 (2.53%) Mitel
7 2 (2.53%) Google
7 2 (2.53%) LANDesk
7 2 (2.53%) Rackspace
7 2 (2.53%) Talend
8 1 (1.27%) NETGEAR
8 1 (1.27%) Cognos
8 1 (1.27%) Cisco
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