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 27 May 2016 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 6 11 16
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +5
Contract jobs citing Windows 54 34 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 17.70% 12.06% 8.63%
As % of the Operating Systems category 52.43% 49.28% 53.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 23 19
Median daily rate £275 £298 £238
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.56% +25.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £111 £162 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £410 £405
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.15% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 2
Median hourly rate £13.50 £12.50 £18.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.04% -31.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £10.50 £16.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £17.61 £20.07
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- +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
103 69 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 33.77% 24.47% 16.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 55 39
Median daily rate £350 £325 £270
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +20.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £150 £172
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £347 £313
% change year-on-year
+5.04% +11.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 2
Median hourly rate £15.50 £11.50 £18.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.78% -37.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £9.00 £16.16
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £15.85 £20.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.22%

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 27 May 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 27 May 2016, 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 43 (36.44%) Windows Server
2 41 (34.75%) Active Directory
3 37 (31.36%) Windows 7
4 31 (26.27%) ITIL
5 29 (24.58%) SQL Server
6 26 (22.03%) Microsoft
7 25 (21.19%) SQL
7 25 (21.19%) Windows Server 2008
8 24 (20.34%) Windows Server 2012
9 23 (19.49%) VMware
10 19 (16.10%) Windows XP
11 18 (15.25%) Migration
12 17 (14.41%) ITSM
12 17 (14.41%) Oracle
13 16 (13.56%) SQL Server 2008
13 16 (13.56%) Citrix
14 14 (11.86%) HP
15 13 (11.02%) .NET
15 13 (11.02%) MySQL
15 13 (11.02%) MS Office
15 13 (11.02%) PHP
15 13 (11.02%) C#
15 13 (11.02%) Apache
15 13 (11.02%) Moodle
15 13 (11.02%) Windows 8
16 12 (10.17%) Oracle Database
16 12 (10.17%) Security Cleared
16 12 (10.17%) Unit Testing
16 12 (10.17%) .NET Framework
16 12 (10.17%) LAN

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 13 (11.02%) Apache
1 13 (11.02%) Moodle
2 6 (5.08%) MS Exchange
3 4 (3.39%) IIS
4 3 (2.54%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.85%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 13 (11.02%) MS Office
2 10 (8.47%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.54%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.69%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (5.93%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (10.17%) LAN
2 10 (8.47%) SAN
2 10 (8.47%) WAN
3 7 (5.93%) TCP/IP
4 5 (4.24%) DHCP
4 5 (4.24%) DNS
4 5 (4.24%) Remote Desktop
5 4 (3.39%) Firewall
5 4 (3.39%) VPN
6 3 (2.54%) Cisco IOS
6 3 (2.54%) Internet
6 3 (2.54%) Wireless
7 2 (1.69%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 2 (1.69%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 2 (1.69%) HTTP
7 2 (1.69%) SSL
7 2 (1.69%) VLAN
8 1 (0.85%) NetScaler
8 1 (0.85%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (24.58%) SQL Server
2 16 (13.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (11.02%) MySQL
4 12 (10.17%) Oracle Database
5 10 (8.47%) Oracle Database 11g
5 10 (8.47%) RDBMS
5 10 (8.47%) Relational Database
6 9 (7.63%) Oracle9i Database
7 4 (3.39%) SQL Server 2014
8 3 (2.54%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 3 (2.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (2.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (2.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (1.69%) Azure SQL Database
9 2 (1.69%) DB2
9 2 (1.69%) GIS
Development Applications
1 10 (8.47%) Oracle Forms
1 10 (8.47%) Team Foundation Server
1 10 (8.47%) Visual Studio
2 3 (2.54%) LoadRunner
3 2 (1.69%) HP UFT
3 2 (1.69%) MSBuild
4 1 (0.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.85%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.85%) JIRA
4 1 (0.85%) JMeter
4 1 (0.85%) LoadUI
4 1 (0.85%) Ranorex
4 1 (0.85%) Selenium
4 1 (0.85%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.85%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.85%) TestComplete
4 1 (0.85%) WebDriver
General
1 8 (6.78%) Finance
2 3 (2.54%) Back Office
2 3 (2.54%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.69%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 32 (27.12%) Analyst
2 29 (24.58%) Developer
3 20 (16.95%) Support Engineer
4 17 (14.41%) Service Analyst
4 17 (14.41%) Service Desk Analyst
4 17 (14.41%) Software Developer
5 12 (10.17%) 1st Line Support
5 12 (10.17%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 11 (9.32%) IT Support
7 10 (8.47%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
7 10 (8.47%) Service Desk Support
7 10 (8.47%) Service Desk Support Analyst
8 9 (7.63%) Senior Developer
8 9 (7.63%) Senior Software Developer
9 7 (5.93%) Moodle Developer
9 7 (5.93%) Server Engineer
10 6 (5.08%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 6 (5.08%) IT Engineer
10 6 (5.08%) IT Support Engineer
10 6 (5.08%) Technical Design Authority
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (11.02%) .NET
2 12 (10.17%) .NET Framework
3 10 (8.47%) Entity Framework
3 10 (8.47%) LINQ
3 10 (8.47%) WinForms
4 5 (4.24%) WPF
5 4 (3.39%) HTML
5 4 (3.39%) HTML5
5 4 (3.39%) SAPUI5
5 4 (3.39%) WCF
6 3 (2.54%) XML
7 2 (1.69%) AutoMapper
7 2 (1.69%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 2 (1.69%) Castle Windsor
7 2 (1.69%) Code First Entity Framework
7 2 (1.69%) STL
8 1 (0.85%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.32%) Data Centre
1 11 (9.32%) NHS
2 9 (7.63%) e-Learning
3 8 (6.78%) Statistics
4 6 (5.08%) Clustering
5 5 (4.24%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.54%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (2.54%) iPad
7 2 (1.69%) CMDB
7 2 (1.69%) Embedded Systems
7 2 (1.69%) Inversion of Control
7 2 (1.69%) PKI
8 1 (0.85%) Blockchain
8 1 (0.85%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.85%) PACS
Operating Systems
1 43 (36.44%) Windows Server
2 37 (31.36%) Windows 7
3 25 (21.19%) Windows Server 2008
4 24 (20.34%) Windows Server 2012
5 19 (16.10%) Windows XP
6 13 (11.02%) Windows 8
7 8 (6.78%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (5.08%) Unix
9 5 (4.24%) Linux
10 3 (2.54%) Mac OS X
11 2 (1.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.85%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.85%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (26.27%) ITIL
2 18 (15.25%) Migration
3 17 (14.41%) ITSM
4 12 (10.17%) Project Management
4 12 (10.17%) Unit Testing
5 11 (9.32%) Incident Management
6 10 (8.47%) Change Control
6 10 (8.47%) OOP
6 10 (8.47%) User Acceptance Testing
7 9 (7.63%) Penetration Testing
8 6 (5.08%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (4.24%) Scrum
9 5 (4.24%) SDLC
9 5 (4.24%) Service Management
9 5 (4.24%) Validation
10 4 (3.39%) Data Migration
10 4 (3.39%) MVVM
10 4 (3.39%) UML
11 3 (2.54%) Data Cleansing
11 3 (2.54%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (21.19%) SQL
2 13 (11.02%) C#
2 13 (11.02%) PHP
3 10 (8.47%) PL/SQL
4 4 (3.39%) ABAP
4 4 (3.39%) JavaScript
5 3 (2.54%) C++
5 3 (2.54%) PowerShell
6 2 (1.69%) VC++
7 1 (0.85%) Java
Qualifications
1 12 (10.17%) Security Cleared
2 7 (5.93%) SC Cleared
3 6 (5.08%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (4.24%) CCNA
5 3 (2.54%) MCSE
5 3 (2.54%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (1.69%) MCITP
6 2 (1.69%) MCTS
7 1 (0.85%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.85%) CCNP
7 1 (0.85%) Degree
7 1 (0.85%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.39%) Disclosure Scotland
1 4 (3.39%) SLA
2 3 (2.54%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.69%) QA
System Software
1 41 (34.75%) Active Directory
2 7 (5.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (4.24%) Hyper-V
4 4 (3.39%) vSphere
5 2 (1.69%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.85%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 5 (4.24%) SCCM
2 3 (2.54%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (1.69%) BMC Marimba
3 2 (1.69%) WSUS
4 1 (0.85%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (0.85%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.85%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 26 (22.03%) Microsoft
2 23 (19.49%) VMware
3 17 (14.41%) Oracle
4 16 (13.56%) Citrix
5 14 (11.86%) HP
6 11 (9.32%) Cisco
6 11 (9.32%) SAP
7 9 (7.63%) NetApp
8 3 (2.54%) Apple
8 3 (2.54%) Canon
9 2 (1.69%) Blue Coat
9 2 (1.69%) BMC
9 2 (1.69%) CheckPoint
9 2 (1.69%) F5
9 2 (1.69%) IBM
9 2 (1.69%) Red Hat
9 2 (1.69%) Remedy
9 2 (1.69%) ServiceNow
9 2 (1.69%) Sybase