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 20 February 2017 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows
South Wales / Cardiff
Rank 11 9 15
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +6
Contract jobs citing Windows 36 65 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 10.88% 15.37% 10.00%
As % of the Operating Systems category 50.00% 42.21% 73.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 36 21
Median daily rate £300 £256 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.07% +28.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £139 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £419 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +0.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 11 5
Median hourly rate £11.17 £13.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.07% -18.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.14 £10.75 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.30 £13.00 £20.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-6.45% +6.89%

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
72 154 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 21.75% 36.41% 13.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 112 27
Median daily rate £400 £328 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.13% +63.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £143 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £474 £461 £410
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 11 5
Median hourly rate £11.17 £13.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.07% -18.75%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +9.37%

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 20 February 2017.

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 20 February 2017, 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 42 (45.16%) Active Directory
2 39 (41.94%) Windows 7
3 26 (27.96%) MS Office
4 22 (23.66%) ITIL
5 21 (22.58%) Citrix
6 20 (21.51%) Linux
6 20 (21.51%) Windows Server
7 19 (20.43%) VMware
8 16 (17.20%) Microsoft
9 15 (16.13%) Oracle
10 13 (13.98%) Windows Server 2012
10 13 (13.98%) iPhone
11 12 (12.90%) MS Excel
11 12 (12.90%) Data Centre
12 11 (11.83%) MS Exchange
12 11 (11.83%) iPad
13 10 (10.75%) Change Data Capture
13 10 (10.75%) Windows Server 2008
13 10 (10.75%) Oracle RAC
13 10 (10.75%) SQL
13 10 (10.75%) Cisco
13 10 (10.75%) Informatica
13 10 (10.75%) PowerExchange
13 10 (10.75%) Teradata
14 9 (9.68%) Migration
14 9 (9.68%) HP
14 9 (9.68%) Data Warehouse
15 8 (8.60%) SAN
15 8 (8.60%) Information Security
15 8 (8.60%) Network 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 11 (11.83%) MS Exchange
2 10 (10.75%) PowerExchange
3 3 (3.23%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.15%) SharePoint Server
4 2 (2.15%) Tornado
5 1 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.08%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 26 (27.96%) MS Office
2 12 (12.90%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.30%) Office 365
2 2 (2.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.08%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.60%) SAN
2 7 (7.53%) Firewall
3 6 (6.45%) LAN
3 6 (6.45%) Wireless
4 4 (4.30%) Internet
4 4 (4.30%) WAN
5 3 (3.23%) Cisco IOS
5 3 (3.23%) TCP/IP
6 2 (2.15%) ADSL
6 2 (2.15%) DNS
6 2 (2.15%) Extranet
6 2 (2.15%) Intranet
6 2 (2.15%) NAS
6 2 (2.15%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (1.08%) DHCP
7 1 (1.08%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (9.68%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (7.53%) SQL Server
3 4 (4.30%) Oracle Database
3 4 (4.30%) PowerCenter
4 2 (2.15%) MySQL
4 2 (2.15%) RDBMS
4 2 (2.15%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.15%) SQLite
5 1 (1.08%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 2 (2.15%) Jenkins
1 2 (2.15%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.08%) Cucumber
2 1 (1.08%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.08%) InstallShield
2 1 (1.08%) JBehave
2 1 (1.08%) JUnit
2 1 (1.08%) MSI
2 1 (1.08%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (1.08%) Selenium
2 1 (1.08%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.08%) TeamCity
General
1 5 (5.38%) Finance
2 4 (4.30%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.15%) Publishing
4 1 (1.08%) Banking
Job Titles
1 25 (26.88%) Analyst
2 16 (17.20%) Service Analyst
2 16 (17.20%) Service Desk Analyst
3 14 (15.05%) 2nd Line Support
4 13 (13.98%) Consultant
5 11 (11.83%) 1st/2nd Line Support
6 10 (10.75%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
6 10 (10.75%) Informatica Consultant
7 8 (8.60%) Desktop Support
7 8 (8.60%) Support Engineer
8 7 (7.53%) Architect
9 5 (5.38%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 5 (5.38%) Field Engineer
9 5 (5.38%) IT Support
9 5 (5.38%) Support Analyst
9 5 (5.38%) Technical Architect
10 4 (4.30%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
10 4 (4.30%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 4 (4.30%) Migration Architect
10 4 (4.30%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.15%) .NET
1 2 (2.15%) ASP.NET
1 2 (2.15%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 2 (2.15%) Flask
1 2 (2.15%) Middleware
1 2 (2.15%) OAuth
1 2 (2.15%) ZeroMQ
2 1 (1.08%) OCX
2 1 (1.08%) Web Services
2 1 (1.08%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (13.98%) iPhone
2 12 (12.90%) Data Centre
3 11 (11.83%) iPad
4 6 (6.45%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (5.38%) iSeries
6 2 (2.15%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.15%) Life Science
6 2 (2.15%) Smartphone
7 1 (1.08%) Clustering
7 1 (1.08%) Fintech
7 1 (1.08%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.08%) Mobile Computing
7 1 (1.08%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 39 (41.94%) Windows 7
2 20 (21.51%) Linux
2 20 (21.51%) Windows Server
3 13 (13.98%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (10.75%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (7.53%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (6.45%) AIX
7 4 (4.30%) Windows 10
7 4 (4.30%) Windows 8
8 2 (2.15%) Android
8 2 (2.15%) Unix
9 1 (1.08%) Windows XP
9 1 (1.08%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (23.66%) ITIL
2 10 (10.75%) Change Data Capture
3 9 (9.68%) Migration
4 8 (8.60%) Information Security
4 8 (8.60%) Network Management
5 6 (6.45%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (6.45%) Service Management
6 4 (4.30%) Data Analysis
6 4 (4.30%) Data Mapping
6 4 (4.30%) Database Tuning
6 4 (4.30%) ETL
6 4 (4.30%) ETL Development
6 4 (4.30%) Incident Management
6 4 (4.30%) Risk Management
7 3 (3.23%) Continuous Delivery
7 3 (3.23%) Data Centre Operations
7 3 (3.23%) Project Management
7 3 (3.23%) SDLC
7 3 (3.23%) Software Engineering
8 2 (2.15%) Power Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (10.75%) SQL
2 3 (3.23%) C++
3 2 (2.15%) JavaScript
3 2 (2.15%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.15%) Python
3 2 (2.15%) VB.NET
4 1 (1.08%) C
4 1 (1.08%) VB
4 1 (1.08%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (7.53%) CCNA
1 7 (7.53%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (5.38%) Degree
3 4 (4.30%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 3 (3.23%) SC Cleared
4 3 (3.23%) Security Cleared
5 2 (2.15%) CISM
5 2 (2.15%) CISSP
5 2 (2.15%) GIAC
5 2 (2.15%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.08%) A+ Certification
6 1 (1.08%) CCNP
6 1 (1.08%) ISEB
6 1 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.30%) Data Quality
2 2 (2.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.15%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.08%) QA
System Software
1 42 (45.16%) Active Directory
2 10 (10.75%) Oracle RAC
3 5 (5.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.15%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.15%) Terminal Services
4 2 (2.15%) XenApp
5 1 (1.08%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (1.08%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (3.23%) HP Data Protector
1 3 (3.23%) Tivoli
1 3 (3.23%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (2.15%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 2 (2.15%) SCCM
3 1 (1.08%) Puppet
3 1 (1.08%) ThinApp
3 1 (1.08%) WSUS
Vendors
1 21 (22.58%) Citrix
2 19 (20.43%) VMware
3 16 (17.20%) Microsoft
4 15 (16.13%) Oracle
5 10 (10.75%) Cisco
5 10 (10.75%) Informatica
5 10 (10.75%) Teradata
6 9 (9.68%) HP
7 7 (7.53%) NetApp
8 6 (6.45%) SAP
9 5 (5.38%) Apple
10 3 (3.23%) Kofax
11 2 (2.15%) Clearswift
12 1 (1.08%) AppSense
12 1 (1.08%) Dell