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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 17 16 1
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -15
Contract jobs citing Windows 33 41 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 9.32% 10.22% 26.92%
As % of the Operating Systems category 40.24% 55.41% 90.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 28 37
Average daily rate
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£295 £300 £293
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.66% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £156 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £401 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £321
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 3
Average hourly rate £12.50 £18.25 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.53% +35.18%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -6.45%
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
82 74 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 23.16% 18.45% 29.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 48 42
Average daily rate £350 £313 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% +3.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £165 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 3
Average hourly rate £11.50 £18.25 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.98% +35.18%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -6.25%

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 3 July 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Cardiff

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

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Cardiff

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 29 (43.94%) Microsoft
2 20 (30.30%) Windows Server 2008
3 19 (28.79%) SQL
3 19 (28.79%) .NET
4 18 (27.27%) C#
5 17 (25.76%) Active Directory
6 15 (22.73%) MS Excel
6 15 (22.73%) SQL Server
6 15 (22.73%) Windows 7
7 14 (21.21%) ITIL
7 14 (21.21%) VMware
8 13 (19.70%) Windows XP
8 13 (19.70%) Agile Software Development
9 12 (18.18%) Citrix
10 11 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
10 11 (16.67%) .NET Framework
10 11 (16.67%) Entity Framework
11 10 (15.15%) WCF
12 9 (13.64%) Finance
12 9 (13.64%) NHS
12 9 (13.64%) Cisco
12 9 (13.64%) Oracle
12 9 (13.64%) LINQ
13 8 (12.12%) Oracle Database 11g
13 8 (12.12%) Oracle Database
13 8 (12.12%) Relational Database
13 8 (12.12%) PL/SQL
13 8 (12.12%) Visual Studio
13 8 (12.12%) Oracle9i Database
13 8 (12.12%) SLA

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 8 (12.12%) MS Exchange
2 6 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (6.06%) IIS
4 3 (4.55%) SharePoint
5 2 (3.03%) Lync
6 1 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 15 (22.73%) MS Excel
2 7 (10.61%) MS Office
3 2 (3.03%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.52%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (1.52%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (4.55%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.58%) Firewall
2 2 (3.03%) TCP/IP
2 2 (3.03%) DNS
3 1 (1.52%) SAN
3 1 (1.52%) Internet
3 1 (1.52%) Network Security
3 1 (1.52%) PABX
3 1 (1.52%) LAN
3 1 (1.52%) VoIP
3 1 (1.52%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (22.73%) SQL Server
2 8 (12.12%) Oracle9i Database
2 8 (12.12%) Oracle Database 11g
2 8 (12.12%) Oracle Database
2 8 (12.12%) Relational Database
3 6 (9.09%) RDBMS
4 3 (4.55%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 8 (12.12%) Visual Studio
2 5 (7.58%) Oracle Forms
2 5 (7.58%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (4.55%) MSBuild
3 3 (4.55%) MSI
3 3 (4.55%) InstallShield
4 1 (1.52%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.52%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 9 (13.64%) Finance
2 5 (7.58%) Banking
3 1 (1.52%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 22 (33.33%) Analyst
2 20 (30.30%) Developer
3 12 (18.18%) Support Analyst
4 10 (15.15%) Software Developer
5 8 (12.12%) 1st Line Support
6 7 (10.61%) Support Engineer
7 6 (9.09%) Service Analyst
7 6 (9.09%) .NET Developer
7 6 (9.09%) Service Desk Analyst
7 6 (9.09%) Senior Developer
8 5 (7.58%) Senior Software Developer
9 4 (6.06%) Customer Engineer
9 4 (6.06%) Desktop Engineer
9 4 (6.06%) 1st Line Support Analyst
9 4 (6.06%) Applications Support Analyst
9 4 (6.06%) Applications Support
9 4 (6.06%) 3rd Line Support
9 4 (6.06%) 2nd Line Support
10 3 (4.55%) VB Developer
10 3 (4.55%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (28.79%) .NET
2 11 (16.67%) .NET Framework
2 11 (16.67%) Entity Framework
3 10 (15.15%) WCF
4 9 (13.64%) LINQ
5 7 (10.61%) ASP.NET
6 6 (9.09%) XML
6 6 (9.09%) WinForms
7 3 (4.55%) WPF
7 3 (4.55%) SOAP
7 3 (4.55%) AngularJS
7 3 (4.55%) HTML
8 2 (3.03%) ASP.NET Web API
8 2 (3.03%) RESTful
8 2 (3.03%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 2 (3.03%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.64%) NHS
2 2 (3.03%) AS400
2 2 (3.03%) iSeries
2 2 (3.03%) iPad
3 1 (1.52%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.52%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.52%) Clustering
3 1 (1.52%) Mathematics
3 1 (1.52%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (1.52%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 20 (30.30%) Windows Server 2008
2 15 (22.73%) Windows 7
3 13 (19.70%) Windows XP
4 11 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (10.61%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (6.06%) UNIX
6 4 (6.06%) Linux
7 2 (3.03%) Mac OS X
7 2 (3.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (21.21%) ITIL
2 13 (19.70%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (10.61%) Automated Testing
3 7 (10.61%) Unit Testing
3 7 (10.61%) UML
3 7 (10.61%) OOP
4 6 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (9.09%) Migration
5 4 (6.06%) Software Testing
6 3 (4.55%) Data Migration
6 3 (4.55%) MVVM
6 3 (4.55%) Scrum
6 3 (4.55%) RUP
6 3 (4.55%) Mobile Device Management
6 3 (4.55%) Patch Management
7 2 (3.03%) Server Building
7 2 (3.03%) SDLC
7 2 (3.03%) Performance Testing
7 2 (3.03%) Infrastructure Management
7 2 (3.03%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (28.79%) SQL
2 18 (27.27%) C#
3 8 (12.12%) PL/SQL
4 5 (7.58%) T-SQL
5 3 (4.55%) VB
5 3 (4.55%) Java
5 3 (4.55%) JavaScript
5 3 (4.55%) VBA
5 3 (4.55%) VB6
6 2 (3.03%) C
6 2 (3.03%) C++
6 2 (3.03%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.52%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 4 (6.06%) CCNA
2 4 (6.06%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (4.55%) Degree
3 3 (4.55%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.03%) A+ Certification
4 2 (3.03%) ISEB
5 1 (1.52%) CISSP
5 1 (1.52%) CISA
5 1 (1.52%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (1.52%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (12.12%) SLA
2 2 (3.03%) HL7
3 1 (1.52%) COSO
3 1 (1.52%) COBIT
System Software
1 17 (25.76%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.06%) Microsoft App-V
2 4 (6.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (6.06%) Hyper-V
3 2 (3.03%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.52%) XenApp
4 1 (1.52%) ProxySG
4 1 (1.52%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (4.55%) SCOM
2 2 (3.03%) SCCM
3 1 (1.52%) WSUS
3 1 (1.52%) Vagrant
3 1 (1.52%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 29 (43.94%) Microsoft
2 14 (21.21%) VMware
3 12 (18.18%) Citrix
4 9 (13.64%) Oracle
4 9 (13.64%) Cisco
5 4 (6.06%) HP
6 3 (4.55%) AppSense
7 2 (3.03%) Red Hat
7 2 (3.03%) Veeam
7 2 (3.03%) Business Objects
8 1 (1.52%) SAP
8 1 (1.52%) Lotus
8 1 (1.52%) Dell
8 1 (1.52%) Intel
8 1 (1.52%) Apple
8 1 (1.52%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.52%) Blue Coat
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