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 February 2016 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 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 14 14 9
Rank change year-on-year
0 -5
Contract jobs citing Windows 49 31 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 11.81% 10.00% 15.00%
As % of the Operating Systems category 37.40% 73.81% 78.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 20 22
Average daily rate £263 £181 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.82% -53.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £131 £148 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £355 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £295
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +8.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 3
Average hourly rate £13.00 £15.25 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.75% -4.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.73 £10.85 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.08 £19.00 £16.13
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -
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
131 42 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 31.57% 13.55% 19.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 26 28
Average daily rate £338 £200 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+68.75% -42.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £148 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £410 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £307
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +9.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 3
Average hourly rate £13.00 £11.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -31.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.68 £17.50 £16.16
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £15.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.52% +5.00%

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 February 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 5 February 2016, 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 38 (39.18%) Microsoft
1 38 (39.18%) Windows Server
2 36 (37.11%) Active Directory
2 36 (37.11%) Windows 7
3 35 (36.08%) ITIL
4 25 (25.77%) Migration
5 23 (23.71%) MS Office
6 22 (22.68%) SQL
7 20 (20.62%) VMware
7 20 (20.62%) Windows Server 2012
8 19 (19.59%) SQL Server
9 18 (18.56%) Microsoft Azure
10 17 (17.53%) Windows Server 2008
10 17 (17.53%) Windows XP
11 16 (16.49%) MS Excel
11 16 (16.49%) ITSM
12 15 (15.46%) Oracle
13 14 (14.43%) HP
13 14 (14.43%) Citrix
14 13 (13.40%) Linux
15 12 (12.37%) SAN
16 11 (11.34%) Agile Software Development
17 10 (10.31%) Service Management
17 10 (10.31%) Validation
17 10 (10.31%) Data Centre
18 9 (9.28%) Oracle Database
18 9 (9.28%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 9 (9.28%) Finance
18 9 (9.28%) Mac OS X
18 9 (9.28%) MS Visio

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 (9.28%) SharePoint
2 8 (8.25%) IIS
3 7 (7.22%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.06%) Lync
4 2 (2.06%) OpenStack
4 2 (2.06%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.03%) Apache
5 1 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.03%) JBoss
5 1 (1.03%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 1 (1.03%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.03%) WebLogic
Applications
1 23 (23.71%) MS Office
2 16 (16.49%) MS Excel
3 9 (9.28%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.03%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.06%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.03%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 18 (18.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (4.12%) Office 365
3 3 (3.09%) GitHub
4 2 (2.06%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (12.37%) SAN
2 7 (7.22%) LAN
2 7 (7.22%) TCP/IP
3 6 (6.19%) VPN
4 5 (5.15%) Internet
4 5 (5.15%) VoIP
5 4 (4.12%) WAN
6 3 (3.09%) HTTP
7 2 (2.06%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (2.06%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 2 (2.06%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 2 (2.06%) Network Security
7 2 (2.06%) SSL
7 2 (2.06%) VLAN
7 2 (2.06%) Wireless
8 1 (1.03%) DHCP
8 1 (1.03%) DNS
8 1 (1.03%) Firewall
8 1 (1.03%) Remote Desktop
8 1 (1.03%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (19.59%) SQL Server
2 9 (9.28%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 9 (9.28%) Oracle Database
2 9 (9.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 9 (9.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 9 (9.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (8.25%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (7.22%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (4.12%) Oracle9i Database
6 3 (3.09%) MySQL
6 3 (3.09%) Power BI
6 3 (3.09%) Relational Database
6 3 (3.09%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (2.06%) Azure SQL Database
7 2 (2.06%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (2.06%) Oracle Database 12c
7 2 (2.06%) RDBMS
8 1 (1.03%) Big Data
8 1 (1.03%) DTS
8 1 (1.03%) GIS
Development Applications
1 9 (9.28%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (6.19%) Octopus Deploy
2 6 (6.19%) TeamCity
3 5 (5.15%) Visual Studio
4 4 (4.12%) AdminStudio
5 3 (3.09%) CruiseControl
5 3 (3.09%) JIRA
5 3 (3.09%) Subversion
6 2 (2.06%) HP UFT
6 2 (2.06%) Jenkins
6 2 (2.06%) LoadRunner
6 2 (2.06%) MSBuild
6 2 (2.06%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (1.03%) Vagrant
General
1 9 (9.28%) Finance
2 2 (2.06%) Local Government
2 2 (2.06%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.03%) Banking
3 1 (1.03%) Retail
Job Titles
1 33 (34.02%) Analyst
2 16 (16.49%) Service Analyst
2 16 (16.49%) Service Desk Analyst
3 9 (9.28%) 1st Line Support
3 9 (9.28%) 1st Line Support Analyst
4 8 (8.25%) DBA
4 8 (8.25%) Service Desk Support
4 8 (8.25%) Service Desk Support Analyst
4 8 (8.25%) Support Engineer
5 7 (7.22%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
5 7 (7.22%) Developer
5 7 (7.22%) Support Analyst
6 6 (6.19%) IT Support
6 6 (6.19%) SQL DBA
6 6 (6.19%) Technical Design Authority
7 5 (5.15%) .NET Developer
7 5 (5.15%) Business Analyst
7 5 (5.15%) SQL Developer
8 4 (4.12%) Architect
8 4 (4.12%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.22%) .NET
2 6 (6.19%) XML
3 5 (5.15%) .NET Framework
3 5 (5.15%) Entity Framework
3 5 (5.15%) LINQ
4 4 (4.12%) CSS
4 4 (4.12%) HTML
5 3 (3.09%) ASP.NET
5 3 (3.09%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (3.09%) ASP.NET MVC 3
5 3 (3.09%) ASP.NET Web API
5 3 (3.09%) jQuery
5 3 (3.09%) REST
5 3 (3.09%) WCF
6 2 (2.06%) AutoMapper
6 2 (2.06%) Castle Windsor
6 2 (2.06%) WinForms
7 1 (1.03%) Flash
7 1 (1.03%) LAMP
7 1 (1.03%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.31%) Data Centre
2 4 (4.12%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (4.12%) Statistics
3 3 (3.09%) NHS
4 2 (2.06%) CMDB
4 2 (2.06%) Inversion of Control
4 2 (2.06%) PKI
5 1 (1.03%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.03%) Clustering
5 1 (1.03%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.03%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.03%) Device Driver
5 1 (1.03%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.03%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 38 (39.18%) Windows Server
2 36 (37.11%) Windows 7
3 20 (20.62%) Windows Server 2012
4 17 (17.53%) Windows Server 2008
4 17 (17.53%) Windows XP
5 13 (13.40%) Linux
6 9 (9.28%) Mac OS X
7 7 (7.22%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (5.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (5.15%) Windows 8
9 2 (2.06%) Unix
10 1 (1.03%) CentOS
10 1 (1.03%) Windows Phone
10 1 (1.03%) Windows Phone 8
10 1 (1.03%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (36.08%) ITIL
2 25 (25.77%) Migration
3 16 (16.49%) ITSM
4 11 (11.34%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (10.31%) Service Management
5 10 (10.31%) Validation
6 9 (9.28%) Scrum
7 8 (8.25%) Project Management
8 7 (7.22%) Data Modelling
8 7 (7.22%) Incident Management
9 6 (6.19%) Change Management
9 6 (6.19%) Data Migration
9 6 (6.19%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (5.15%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (5.15%) Data Cleansing
10 5 (5.15%) Unit Testing
11 4 (4.12%) Business Analysis
11 4 (4.12%) Change Control
11 4 (4.12%) Data Mapping
11 4 (4.12%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 22 (22.68%) SQL
2 7 (7.22%) PowerShell
3 6 (6.19%) C#
4 4 (4.12%) JavaScript
5 3 (3.09%) T-SQL
6 2 (2.06%) Java
6 2 (2.06%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.03%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.03%) C++
7 1 (1.03%) Perl
7 1 (1.03%) PHP
7 1 (1.03%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (9.28%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 7 (7.22%) Degree
3 4 (4.12%) MCSE
3 4 (4.12%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (3.09%) MCSA
4 3 (3.09%) Oracle Certification
5 2 (2.06%) CCNA
5 2 (2.06%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.03%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.03%) MCITP
6 1 (1.03%) MCTS
6 1 (1.03%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.03%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.22%) Data Quality
2 2 (2.06%) QA
3 1 (1.03%) SLA
System Software
1 36 (37.11%) Active Directory
2 5 (5.15%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.06%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (2.06%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.03%) KVM
4 1 (1.03%) Xen
Systems Management
1 8 (8.25%) SCCM
2 4 (4.12%) SCSM
2 4 (4.12%) Windows Intune
3 3 (3.09%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (3.09%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (3.09%) SCOM
3 3 (3.09%) SCVMM
4 2 (2.06%) Ansible
4 2 (2.06%) BMC Marimba
4 2 (2.06%) Nagios
4 2 (2.06%) WSUS
5 1 (1.03%) Cacti
5 1 (1.03%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (1.03%) OpenNMS
5 1 (1.03%) Tivoli
5 1 (1.03%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (1.03%) yum
5 1 (1.03%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 38 (39.18%) Microsoft
2 20 (20.62%) VMware
3 15 (15.46%) Oracle
4 14 (14.43%) Citrix
4 14 (14.43%) HP
5 7 (7.22%) Cisco
6 6 (6.19%) NetApp
7 5 (5.15%) SAP
8 4 (4.12%) Dell
8 4 (4.12%) Red Hat
9 3 (3.09%) 3PAR
9 3 (3.09%) Atlassian
10 2 (2.06%) AppDynamics
10 2 (2.06%) F5
10 2 (2.06%) New Relic
10 2 (2.06%) Rackspace
10 2 (2.06%) Remedy
10 2 (2.06%) Sage
10 2 (2.06%) ServiceNow
10 2 (2.06%) Veeam
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