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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 12 2 7
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +5
Contract jobs citing Windows 44 65 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 11.20% 25.79% 17.33%
As % of the Operating Systems category 61.11% 86.67% 66.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 40 13
Average daily rate
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£300 £290 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -25.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £141 £120 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 3
Average hourly rate £14.75 £13.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.25% -3.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -6.06%
Operating Systems Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
72 75 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 18.32% 29.76% 26.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 45 15
Average daily rate £310 £295 £334
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.08% -11.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £120 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 3
Average hourly rate £14.75 £13.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.25% -3.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
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 25 July 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 25 July 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 44 (45.36%) Windows 7
2 31 (31.96%) Microsoft
3 29 (29.90%) Active Directory
4 27 (27.84%) Windows Server 2008
5 26 (26.80%) VMware
6 23 (23.71%) MS Excel
6 23 (23.71%) Windows Server 2012
7 21 (21.65%) SCCM
8 20 (20.62%) Security Cleared
9 19 (19.59%) Windows XP
10 18 (18.56%) DNS
10 18 (18.56%) SQL Server
10 18 (18.56%) Windows Server 2003
10 18 (18.56%) SC Cleared
11 17 (17.53%) Migration
12 16 (16.49%) Finance
13 14 (14.43%) MS Office
13 14 (14.43%) VMware Infrastructure
14 13 (13.40%) TCP/IP
15 12 (12.37%) VPN
15 12 (12.37%) SAN
15 12 (12.37%) IIS
15 12 (12.37%) ITIL
15 12 (12.37%) SQL
15 12 (12.37%) Project Management
15 12 (12.37%) XenApp
15 12 (12.37%) Microsoft Azure
16 11 (11.34%) PowerShell
16 11 (11.34%) DHCP
17 10 (10.31%) Citrix

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (12.37%) IIS
2 9 (9.28%) MS Exchange
3 7 (7.22%) Exchange Server 2003
4 5 (5.15%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (3.09%) ArcGIS
5 3 (3.09%) SharePoint
6 2 (2.06%) WebSphere
6 2 (2.06%) Lync
6 2 (2.06%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 23 (23.71%) MS Excel
2 14 (14.43%) MS Office
3 4 (4.12%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (3.09%) MS Project
5 1 (1.03%) FastStats
Cloud Services
1 12 (12.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (8.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (18.56%) DNS
2 13 (13.40%) TCP/IP
3 12 (12.37%) VPN
3 12 (12.37%) SAN
4 11 (11.34%) DHCP
5 9 (9.28%) WAN
6 8 (8.25%) LAN
7 7 (7.22%) Firewall
8 5 (5.15%) Internet
9 1 (1.03%) Wireless
9 1 (1.03%) PABX
9 1 (1.03%) Structured Cabling
9 1 (1.03%) SMS
9 1 (1.03%) VoIP
9 1 (1.03%) ADSL
9 1 (1.03%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (18.56%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.19%) Hadoop
3 5 (5.15%) Crystal Reports
4 4 (4.12%) Cognos Impromptu
5 3 (3.09%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (2.06%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (2.06%) Pentaho
6 2 (2.06%) DB2
6 2 (2.06%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.03%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.03%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.03%) MySQL
7 1 (1.03%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (1.03%) BusinessObjects XI
7 1 (1.03%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
Development Applications
1 3 (3.09%) TestDirector
2 2 (2.06%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (1.03%) Wise Package Studio
3 1 (1.03%) Robotium
3 1 (1.03%) Calabash
3 1 (1.03%) eggPlant
3 1 (1.03%) MSI
3 1 (1.03%) InstallShield
General
1 16 (16.49%) Finance
2 8 (8.25%) Banking
3 1 (1.03%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (18.56%) Analyst
2 13 (13.40%) Wintel Engineer
3 11 (11.34%) Support Analyst
4 10 (10.31%) Applications Support
5 8 (8.25%) Applications Support Analyst
5 8 (8.25%) Consultant
6 7 (7.22%) Support Engineer
7 6 (6.19%) Developer
7 6 (6.19%) Technical Engineer
8 5 (5.15%) Server Engineer
8 5 (5.15%) Desktop Support
9 4 (4.12%) Software Engineer
9 4 (4.12%) Systems Engineer
9 4 (4.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (4.12%) Wintel Consultant
10 3 (3.09%) Wintel Server Engineer
10 3 (3.09%) SCCM Engineer
10 3 (3.09%) Project Engineer
10 3 (3.09%) Systems Manager
10 3 (3.09%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (9.28%) .NET
2 5 (5.15%) Middleware
3 4 (4.12%) HTML
3 4 (4.12%) ASP.NET
3 4 (4.12%) CSS
4 3 (3.09%) Silverlight
5 2 (2.06%) Apache Camel
5 2 (2.06%) Application Packaging
6 1 (1.03%) SAP XI
6 1 (1.03%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.25%) GIS
2 6 (6.19%) Thin Client
2 6 (6.19%) Fat Client
3 5 (5.15%) iSeries
4 4 (4.12%) Visualisation
4 4 (4.12%) Enterprise Storage
5 2 (2.06%) Data Integration
5 2 (2.06%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.06%) AS400
6 1 (1.03%) E-Learning
6 1 (1.03%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.03%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 44 (45.36%) Windows 7
2 27 (27.84%) Windows Server 2008
3 23 (23.71%) Windows Server 2012
4 19 (19.59%) Windows XP
5 18 (18.56%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (7.22%) Linux
7 4 (4.12%) Windows 8
8 3 (3.09%) UNIX
8 3 (3.09%) AIX
9 2 (2.06%) OS/400
10 1 (1.03%) Android
10 1 (1.03%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (17.53%) Migration
2 12 (12.37%) Project Management
2 12 (12.37%) ITIL
3 6 (6.19%) PRINCE2
4 5 (5.15%) Software Engineering
4 5 (5.15%) Data Protection
4 5 (5.15%) Cyber Security
5 4 (4.12%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 4 (4.12%) Incident Management
5 4 (4.12%) Unit Testing
6 3 (3.09%) Problem Management
6 3 (3.09%) Data Governance
6 3 (3.09%) Data Migration
6 3 (3.09%) Software Deployment
6 3 (3.09%) Business Analysis
6 3 (3.09%) Service Delivery
6 3 (3.09%) UML
6 3 (3.09%) OO
6 3 (3.09%) ETL
6 3 (3.09%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 12 (12.37%) SQL
2 11 (11.34%) PowerShell
3 7 (7.22%) VBScript
3 7 (7.22%) JavaScript
4 4 (4.12%) C
5 3 (3.09%) C++
5 3 (3.09%) VB
5 3 (3.09%) Java
6 2 (2.06%) RPG
6 2 (2.06%) R
6 2 (2.06%) Shell Script
6 2 (2.06%) COBOL
7 1 (1.03%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (20.62%) Security Cleared
2 18 (18.56%) SC Cleared
3 7 (7.22%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (5.15%) MCTS
4 5 (5.15%) MCITP
4 5 (5.15%) MCSE
5 2 (2.06%) MCSA
5 2 (2.06%) CCA
5 2 (2.06%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (1.03%) ISEB
6 1 (1.03%) Degree
6 1 (1.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.03%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.19%) SLA
2 2 (2.06%) QA
3 1 (1.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 29 (29.90%) Active Directory
2 14 (14.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (12.37%) XenApp
4 7 (7.22%) XenDesktop
5 5 (5.15%) Terminal Services
6 4 (4.12%) vSphere
7 2 (2.06%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (2.06%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (1.03%) DFS Replication
8 1 (1.03%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 21 (21.65%) SCCM
2 6 (6.19%) Windows Intune
3 5 (5.15%) SCDPM
3 5 (5.15%) McAfee ePO
4 4 (4.12%) Kibana
4 4 (4.12%) ARCserve
5 2 (2.06%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (2.06%) SCOM
6 1 (1.03%) MOM
6 1 (1.03%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (1.03%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.03%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 31 (31.96%) Microsoft
2 26 (26.80%) VMware
3 10 (10.31%) Citrix
4 7 (7.22%) McAfee
5 5 (5.15%) Intel
6 4 (4.12%) Cognos
6 4 (4.12%) ESRI
7 3 (3.09%) Oracle
7 3 (3.09%) AppSense
8 2 (2.06%) Mitel
8 2 (2.06%) LANDesk
8 2 (2.06%) Symantec
8 2 (2.06%) JBoss
8 2 (2.06%) IBM
8 2 (2.06%) Talend
9 1 (1.03%) HP
9 1 (1.03%) Dell
9 1 (1.03%) Business Objects
9 1 (1.03%) SAP
9 1 (1.03%) Cisco
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