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 2 June 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 10 19 4
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -15
Contract jobs citing Windows 31 32 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 10.69% 7.92% 21.24%
As % of the Operating Systems category 46.27% 53.33% 87.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 18 31
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£296 £244 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.53% -11.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £145 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £408 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 1
Average hourly rate £12.75 £18.33 £16.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.45% +13.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -3.22%
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
67 60 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 23.10% 14.85% 24.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 36 36
Average daily rate £350 £265 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.07% -13.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £170 £122
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £400 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.09% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 1
Average hourly rate £11.50 £18.33 £16.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.26% +13.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -4.32%

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 2 June 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 2 June 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 (45.31%) Microsoft
2 19 (29.69%) Windows Server 2008
3 18 (28.13%) Active Directory
4 17 (26.56%) Windows 7
5 16 (25.00%) .NET
5 16 (25.00%) SQL
5 16 (25.00%) MS Excel
6 15 (23.44%) ITIL
6 15 (23.44%) C#
6 15 (23.44%) Windows XP
7 12 (18.75%) Finance
7 12 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (18.75%) Windows Server 2003
8 11 (17.19%) Citrix
8 11 (17.19%) VMware
8 11 (17.19%) Entity Framework
8 11 (17.19%) .NET Framework
9 10 (15.63%) WCF
10 9 (14.06%) NHS
10 9 (14.06%) Cisco
10 9 (14.06%) Oracle
10 9 (14.06%) SQL Server
10 9 (14.06%) LINQ
11 8 (12.50%) Oracle Database 11g
11 8 (12.50%) Oracle Database
11 8 (12.50%) Relational Database
11 8 (12.50%) PL/SQL
11 8 (12.50%) Visual Studio
11 8 (12.50%) SLA
11 8 (12.50%) MS Exchange

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 5 (7.81%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (6.25%) SharePoint
3 4 (6.25%) IIS
4 2 (3.13%) Lync
5 1 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.56%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 16 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (6.25%) MS Office
3 2 (3.13%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (1.56%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.69%) Office 365
2 2 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.81%) DNS
2 4 (6.25%) Firewall
3 2 (3.13%) Internet
3 2 (3.13%) DHCP
3 2 (3.13%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.56%) ADSL
4 1 (1.56%) LAN
4 1 (1.56%) VoIP
4 1 (1.56%) SAN
4 1 (1.56%) Network Security
4 1 (1.56%) PABX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (14.06%) SQL Server
2 8 (12.50%) Oracle Database 11g
2 8 (12.50%) Oracle Database
2 8 (12.50%) Relational Database
2 8 (12.50%) Oracle9i Database
3 6 (9.38%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.56%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 8 (12.50%) Visual Studio
2 5 (7.81%) Oracle Forms
2 5 (7.81%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (4.69%) MSI
3 3 (4.69%) InstallShield
3 3 (4.69%) MSBuild
General
1 12 (18.75%) Finance
2 5 (7.81%) Banking
3 1 (1.56%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.56%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 22 (34.38%) Analyst
2 17 (26.56%) Developer
3 14 (21.88%) Support Analyst
4 10 (15.63%) Software Developer
4 10 (15.63%) 1st Line Support
4 10 (15.63%) Support Engineer
5 6 (9.38%) Senior Developer
5 6 (9.38%) Service Analyst
5 6 (9.38%) Service Desk Analyst
6 5 (7.81%) Senior Software Developer
6 5 (7.81%) 2nd Line Support
6 5 (7.81%) 3rd Line Support
6 5 (7.81%) 1st Line Support Analyst
7 4 (6.25%) Customer Engineer
7 4 (6.25%) Applications Support
7 4 (6.25%) Desktop Support
7 4 (6.25%) Desktop Engineer
7 4 (6.25%) Applications Support Analyst
8 3 (4.69%) .NET Developer
8 3 (4.69%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (25.00%) .NET
2 11 (17.19%) Entity Framework
2 11 (17.19%) .NET Framework
3 10 (15.63%) WCF
4 9 (14.06%) LINQ
5 6 (9.38%) WinForms
6 4 (6.25%) ASP.NET
7 3 (4.69%) SOAP
7 3 (4.69%) XML
7 3 (4.69%) WPF
8 2 (3.13%) ASP.NET Web API
8 2 (3.13%) RESTful
8 2 (3.13%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 2 (3.13%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.06%) NHS
2 4 (6.25%) AS400
3 2 (3.13%) iPad
3 2 (3.13%) iSeries
3 2 (3.13%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.56%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.56%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.56%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.56%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 19 (29.69%) Windows Server 2008
2 17 (26.56%) Windows 7
3 15 (23.44%) Windows XP
4 12 (18.75%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (10.94%) Linux
6 5 (7.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (7.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (6.25%) UNIX
8 3 (4.69%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.56%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (23.44%) ITIL
2 12 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (10.94%) UML
3 7 (10.94%) OOP
3 7 (10.94%) Unit Testing
3 7 (10.94%) Automated Testing
4 6 (9.38%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (6.25%) Software Testing
6 3 (4.69%) Migration
6 3 (4.69%) Scrum
6 3 (4.69%) RUP
6 3 (4.69%) Data Migration
6 3 (4.69%) MVVM
6 3 (4.69%) Mobile Device Management
6 3 (4.69%) Patch Management
7 2 (3.13%) System Integration Testing
7 2 (3.13%) SDLC
7 2 (3.13%) Test Strategy
7 2 (3.13%) Integration Testing
7 2 (3.13%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (25.00%) SQL
2 15 (23.44%) C#
3 8 (12.50%) PL/SQL
4 3 (4.69%) C
4 3 (4.69%) Java
5 2 (3.13%) C++
5 2 (3.13%) T-SQL
5 2 (3.13%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (7.81%) Security Cleared
2 4 (6.25%) Degree
2 4 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (6.25%) CCNA
3 2 (3.13%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.13%) A+ Certification
3 2 (3.13%) ISEB
4 1 (1.56%) CISA
4 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.56%) CISSP
4 1 (1.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (1.56%) CCENT
4 1 (1.56%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (12.50%) SLA
2 2 (3.13%) HL7
3 1 (1.56%) COBIT
3 1 (1.56%) COSO
System Software
1 18 (28.13%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (6.25%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (3.13%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.56%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.56%) ProxySG
4 1 (1.56%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (7.81%) SCCM
2 1 (1.56%) WSUS
2 1 (1.56%) SCOM
Vendors
1 29 (45.31%) Microsoft
2 11 (17.19%) Citrix
2 11 (17.19%) VMware
3 9 (14.06%) Cisco
3 9 (14.06%) Oracle
4 5 (7.81%) Red Hat
5 4 (6.25%) HP
6 3 (4.69%) AppSense
6 3 (4.69%) Apple
7 2 (3.13%) Business Objects
7 2 (3.13%) IBM
8 1 (1.56%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.56%) Lotus
8 1 (1.56%) Dell
8 1 (1.56%) Intel
8 1 (1.56%) SAP
8 1 (1.56%) Blue Coat
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
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