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 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 9 11 4
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -7
Contract jobs citing Windows 37 46 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 13.81% 12.11% 20.65%
As % of the Operating Systems category 56.92% 60.53% 88.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 22 20
Average daily rate
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£296 £203 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.29% -19.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £161 £161 £122
10% offered a daily rate of more than £334 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 3
Average hourly rate £13.38 £16.16 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.23% +15.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £16.06 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.83 £18.76 £15.76
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
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
65 76 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 24.25% 20.00% 23.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 43 24
Average daily rate £315 £250 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.00% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £170 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £349 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.79% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 3
Average hourly rate £11.50 £16.16 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.83% +15.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £16.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.45 £20.50 £16.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.88 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.78% -0.78%

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 5 May 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 5 May 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 30 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 21 (30.00%) Active Directory
2 21 (30.00%) ITIL
2 21 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 18 (25.71%) MS Excel
3 18 (25.71%) SQL
3 18 (25.71%) Finance
4 17 (24.29%) Windows XP
5 16 (22.86%) Windows 7
6 15 (21.43%) .NET
7 14 (20.00%) C#
8 13 (18.57%) Windows Server 2003
8 13 (18.57%) Agile Software Development
9 12 (17.14%) Citrix
10 10 (14.29%) VMware
10 10 (14.29%) SLA
10 10 (14.29%) Cisco
10 10 (14.29%) .NET Framework
10 10 (14.29%) Entity Framework
11 9 (12.86%) WCF
11 9 (12.86%) LINQ
11 9 (12.86%) MS Exchange
11 9 (12.86%) NHS
11 9 (12.86%) Oracle
12 8 (11.43%) AS400
12 8 (11.43%) PL/SQL
12 8 (11.43%) Visual Studio
12 8 (11.43%) UML
12 8 (11.43%) Oracle9i Database
12 8 (11.43%) Oracle Database 11g

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 9 (12.86%) MS Exchange
2 5 (7.14%) IIS
2 5 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (2.86%) Lync
3 2 (2.86%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.43%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 18 (25.71%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.29%) MS Office
3 2 (2.86%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.43%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (1.43%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.29%) Office 365
2 2 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.43%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.14%) DNS
2 4 (5.71%) Firewall
3 3 (4.29%) TCP/IP
4 2 (2.86%) Internet
4 2 (2.86%) LAN
4 2 (2.86%) DHCP
5 1 (1.43%) ADSL
5 1 (1.43%) VoIP
5 1 (1.43%) WAN
5 1 (1.43%) SAN
5 1 (1.43%) Network Security
5 1 (1.43%) PABX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.43%) Oracle9i Database
1 8 (11.43%) Oracle Database 11g
1 8 (11.43%) Oracle Database
1 8 (11.43%) Relational Database
2 6 (8.57%) SQL Server
2 6 (8.57%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 8 (11.43%) Visual Studio
2 5 (7.14%) Oracle Forms
2 5 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (4.29%) MSBuild
3 3 (4.29%) MSI
3 3 (4.29%) InstallShield
General
1 18 (25.71%) Finance
2 4 (5.71%) Banking
3 1 (1.43%) Welsh Language
3 1 (1.43%) Back Office
3 1 (1.43%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (35.71%) Analyst
2 17 (24.29%) Developer
3 14 (20.00%) Support Analyst
4 12 (17.14%) 1st Line Support
5 11 (15.71%) Software Developer
6 10 (14.29%) Support Engineer
7 9 (12.86%) Service Analyst
7 9 (12.86%) Service Desk Analyst
8 8 (11.43%) 2nd Line Support
9 6 (8.57%) Senior Developer
9 6 (8.57%) 1st Line Support Analyst
10 5 (7.14%) Senior Software Developer
10 5 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support
11 4 (5.71%) Desktop Support
11 4 (5.71%) Desktop Engineer
12 3 (4.29%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 3 (4.29%) Desktop Analyst
12 3 (4.29%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 3 (4.29%) Applications Support
12 3 (4.29%) Applications Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (21.43%) .NET
2 10 (14.29%) .NET Framework
2 10 (14.29%) Entity Framework
3 9 (12.86%) WCF
3 9 (12.86%) LINQ
4 6 (8.57%) WinForms
5 3 (4.29%) XML
5 3 (4.29%) ASP.NET
5 3 (4.29%) SOAP
5 3 (4.29%) WPF
6 2 (2.86%) RESTful
6 2 (2.86%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 2 (2.86%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (2.86%) Web Services
7 1 (1.43%) XHTML
7 1 (1.43%) Middleware
7 1 (1.43%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.86%) NHS
2 8 (11.43%) AS400
3 4 (5.71%) Management Information System
4 3 (4.29%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.86%) iSeries
5 2 (2.86%) iPad
5 2 (2.86%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.43%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 21 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 17 (24.29%) Windows XP
3 16 (22.86%) Windows 7
4 13 (18.57%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (10.00%) Linux
6 6 (8.57%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (5.71%) UNIX
9 3 (4.29%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.43%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (30.00%) ITIL
2 13 (18.57%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (11.43%) UML
4 7 (10.00%) OOP
4 7 (10.00%) Service Management
4 7 (10.00%) Automated Testing
4 7 (10.00%) Unit Testing
5 6 (8.57%) Incident Management
6 4 (5.71%) Software Testing
6 4 (5.71%) Service Delivery
6 4 (5.71%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (5.71%) RUP
7 3 (4.29%) PRINCE2
7 3 (4.29%) Migration
7 3 (4.29%) Scrum
7 3 (4.29%) MVVM
7 3 (4.29%) Mobile Device Management
8 2 (2.86%) Waterfall
8 2 (2.86%) Test Strategy
8 2 (2.86%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (25.71%) SQL
2 14 (20.00%) C#
3 8 (11.43%) PL/SQL
4 4 (5.71%) C
5 3 (4.29%) Java
6 2 (2.86%) C++
6 2 (2.86%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.43%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 6 (8.57%) Security Cleared
2 5 (7.14%) Degree
3 4 (5.71%) MCP
3 4 (5.71%) CCNA
3 4 (5.71%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.86%) ISEB
4 2 (2.86%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.43%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.43%) CCENT
5 1 (1.43%) VCP5
5 1 (1.43%) CISSP
5 1 (1.43%) MCSE
5 1 (1.43%) A+ Certification
5 1 (1.43%) CISA
5 1 (1.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (14.29%) SLA
2 3 (4.29%) HL7
3 1 (1.43%) COSO
3 1 (1.43%) COBIT
System Software
1 21 (30.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.71%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (4.29%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.86%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.43%) ProxySG
5 1 (1.43%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (7.14%) SCCM
2 1 (1.43%) SCOM
2 1 (1.43%) WSUS
Vendors
1 30 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 12 (17.14%) Citrix
3 10 (14.29%) Cisco
3 10 (14.29%) VMware
4 9 (12.86%) Oracle
5 6 (8.57%) IBM
6 5 (7.14%) Red Hat
7 3 (4.29%) Apple
7 3 (4.29%) AppSense
7 3 (4.29%) HP
8 2 (2.86%) Business Objects
9 1 (1.43%) SAP
9 1 (1.43%) Intel
9 1 (1.43%) NetApp
9 1 (1.43%) Lotus
9 1 (1.43%) Blue Coat
9 1 (1.43%) LANDesk
9 1 (1.43%) CheckPoint
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