The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cardiff region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 27 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 7 19 11
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -8
Contract jobs citing Windows 42 36 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 14.14% 9.40% 11.43%
As % of the Operating Systems category 67.74% 48.65% 60.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 24 27
Median daily rate £288 £330 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.87% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £91 £183 £141
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £425 £385
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 4
Median hourly rate £14.00 £13.00 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -11.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £12.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.70 £26.40 £17.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-1.61% +6.89%
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
62 74 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 20.88% 19.32% 18.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 54 47
Median daily rate £325 £350 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £90 £174 £136
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £425 £386
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £305
% change year-on-year
- +14.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 4
Median hourly rate £14.00 £13.00 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -11.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £13.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £36.00 £16.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- +10.00%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cardiff region citing Windows as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 July 2016.

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 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cardiff region with a requirement for Windows.

1 41 (37.96%) Active Directory
2 40 (37.04%) Windows 7
3 37 (34.26%) Windows Server
4 28 (25.93%) Microsoft
4 28 (25.93%) SQL Server
5 26 (24.07%) ITIL
6 21 (19.44%) Windows Server 2008
7 19 (17.59%) SQL
8 17 (15.74%) SQL Server 2008
8 17 (15.74%) Windows Server 2012
9 15 (13.89%) Oracle
9 15 (13.89%) Windows XP
10 13 (12.04%) Apache
10 13 (12.04%) MySQL
10 13 (12.04%) PHP
10 13 (12.04%) Moodle
11 12 (11.11%) Security Cleared
11 12 (11.11%) C#
11 12 (11.11%) .NET
11 12 (11.11%) VMware
12 11 (10.19%) ITSM
12 11 (10.19%) MS Office
12 11 (10.19%) LAN
12 11 (10.19%) MS Excel
12 11 (10.19%) Office 365
12 11 (10.19%) Windows 8
13 10 (9.26%) Change Control
13 10 (9.26%) User Acceptance Testing
13 10 (9.26%) Unit Testing
13 10 (9.26%) Incident Management

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 13 (12.04%) Apache
1 13 (12.04%) Moodle
2 5 (4.63%) IIS
3 4 (3.70%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.85%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.93%) ArcGIS
5 1 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.93%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 11 (10.19%) MS Excel
1 11 (10.19%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 11 (10.19%) Office 365
2 6 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (10.19%) LAN
2 9 (8.33%) TCP/IP
2 9 (8.33%) WAN
3 5 (4.63%) DHCP
3 5 (4.63%) DNS
3 5 (4.63%) Firewall
3 5 (4.63%) Remote Desktop
3 5 (4.63%) SAN
4 3 (2.78%) Cisco IOS
4 3 (2.78%) Wireless
5 2 (1.85%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 2 (1.85%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 2 (1.85%) HTTP
5 2 (1.85%) Internet
5 2 (1.85%) Skype
5 2 (1.85%) SSL
5 2 (1.85%) VLAN
5 2 (1.85%) VPN
6 1 (0.93%) NetScaler
6 1 (0.93%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (25.93%) SQL Server
2 17 (15.74%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (12.04%) MySQL
4 9 (8.33%) Oracle Database
4 9 (8.33%) Relational Database
5 8 (7.41%) Oracle Database 11g
5 8 (7.41%) RDBMS
6 7 (6.48%) Oracle9i Database
7 4 (3.70%) SQL Server 2014
8 3 (2.78%) GIS
9 2 (1.85%) DB2
Development Applications
1 8 (7.41%) Oracle Forms
1 8 (7.41%) Team Foundation Server
1 8 (7.41%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.85%) JBehave
2 2 (1.85%) JIRA
2 2 (1.85%) JUnit
2 2 (1.85%) Selenium
2 2 (1.85%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.93%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.93%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.93%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.93%) IntelliJ
3 1 (0.93%) JMeter
3 1 (0.93%) LoadRunner
3 1 (0.93%) Maven
3 1 (0.93%) Ranorex
3 1 (0.93%) SoapUI
3 1 (0.93%) TestComplete
3 1 (0.93%) WebDriver
General
1 8 (7.41%) Finance
2 4 (3.70%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.78%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 30 (27.78%) Developer
2 24 (22.22%) Analyst
3 22 (20.37%) Support Engineer
4 15 (13.89%) Service Analyst
4 15 (13.89%) Service Desk Analyst
4 15 (13.89%) Software Developer
5 12 (11.11%) Desktop Support
6 11 (10.19%) IT Support
7 9 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
7 9 (8.33%) Desktop Engineer
7 9 (8.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 8 (7.41%) 1st Line Support
8 8 (7.41%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 8 (7.41%) IT Engineer
9 7 (6.48%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
9 7 (6.48%) IT Support Engineer
9 7 (6.48%) Senior Developer
9 7 (6.48%) Senior Software Developer
9 7 (6.48%) Service Desk Support
9 7 (6.48%) Service Desk Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (11.11%) .NET
2 10 (9.26%) .NET Framework
3 8 (7.41%) Entity Framework
3 8 (7.41%) LINQ
3 8 (7.41%) WinForms
4 5 (4.63%) HTML
4 5 (4.63%) HTML5
5 4 (3.70%) SAPUI5
5 4 (3.70%) WPF
6 2 (1.85%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 2 (1.85%) Code First Entity Framework
6 2 (1.85%) STL
6 2 (1.85%) WCF
7 1 (0.93%) JAXB
7 1 (0.93%) Middleware
7 1 (0.93%) REST
7 1 (0.93%) SAX
7 1 (0.93%) SOAP
7 1 (0.93%) XML
7 1 (0.93%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.26%) NHS
2 9 (8.33%) e-Learning
3 7 (6.48%) Statistics
4 6 (5.56%) Clustering
5 5 (4.63%) Data Centre
6 4 (3.70%) Management Information System
7 3 (2.78%) iPad
8 2 (1.85%) Embedded Systems
8 2 (1.85%) PKI
9 1 (0.93%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.93%) Blockchain
9 1 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.93%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.93%) PACS
Operating Systems
1 40 (37.04%) Windows 7
2 37 (34.26%) Windows Server
3 21 (19.44%) Windows Server 2008
4 17 (15.74%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (13.89%) Windows XP
6 11 (10.19%) Windows 8
7 7 (6.48%) Linux
7 7 (6.48%) Unix
8 5 (4.63%) Windows 10
9 4 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (1.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.93%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.93%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.93%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (24.07%) ITIL
2 11 (10.19%) ITSM
3 10 (9.26%) Change Control
3 10 (9.26%) Incident Management
3 10 (9.26%) Unit Testing
3 10 (9.26%) User Acceptance Testing
4 9 (8.33%) Penetration Testing
5 8 (7.41%) Migration
5 8 (7.41%) OOP
6 7 (6.48%) Project Management
7 5 (4.63%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (3.70%) Scrum
8 4 (3.70%) SDLC
9 3 (2.78%) Non-Functional Testing
9 3 (2.78%) Server Building
9 3 (2.78%) Software Engineering
10 2 (1.85%) Data Migration
10 2 (1.85%) MVVM
10 2 (1.85%) Requirements Engineering
10 2 (1.85%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 19 (17.59%) SQL
2 13 (12.04%) PHP
3 12 (11.11%) C#
4 8 (7.41%) PL/SQL
5 4 (3.70%) ABAP
5 4 (3.70%) JavaScript
6 3 (2.78%) C++
6 3 (2.78%) PowerShell
7 2 (1.85%) Java
7 2 (1.85%) VC++
8 1 (0.93%) C
Qualifications
1 12 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 7 (6.48%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (2.78%) CCNA
4 3 (2.78%) MCSE
4 3 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.85%) MCITP
5 2 (1.85%) MCTS
6 1 (0.93%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.93%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.70%) Disclosure Scotland
1 4 (3.70%) SLA
2 1 (0.93%) QA
System Software
1 41 (37.96%) Active Directory
2 7 (6.48%) Virtual Servers
2 7 (6.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (4.63%) Hyper-V
3 5 (4.63%) vSphere
4 2 (1.85%) ProxySG
4 2 (1.85%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.93%) NFS
5 1 (0.93%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.93%) VMware Server
5 1 (0.93%) XenApp
5 1 (0.93%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.93%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 9 (8.33%) SCCM
2 5 (4.63%) Failover Clustering
2 5 (4.63%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (0.93%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.93%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.93%) SCOM
3 1 (0.93%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 28 (25.93%) Microsoft
2 15 (13.89%) Oracle
3 12 (11.11%) VMware
4 8 (7.41%) Cisco
4 8 (7.41%) Citrix
4 8 (7.41%) SAP
5 5 (4.63%) NetApp
6 4 (3.70%) Apple
6 4 (3.70%) CheckPoint
6 4 (3.70%) HP
7 3 (2.78%) Canon
8 2 (1.85%) Blue Coat
8 2 (1.85%) F5
8 2 (1.85%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.85%) Sybase
9 1 (0.93%) Altiris
9 1 (0.93%) Avaya
9 1 (0.93%) ESRI
9 1 (0.93%) Perforce
9 1 (0.93%) Symantec
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