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 January 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 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows
South Wales / Cardiff
Rank 6 12 11
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 39 52 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 14.23% 13.10% 10.61%
As % of the Operating Systems category 54.93% 40.63% 68.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 37 21
Median daily rate £169 £310 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-45.56% +77.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £131 £128 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £349 £428 £300
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 7
Median hourly rate £11.17 £12.50 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.64% -18.03%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.97 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-6.46% +6.66%

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
71 128 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 25.91% 32.24% 15.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 102 31
Median daily rate £375 £325 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +62.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £138 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £453 £365
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £328
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 7 7
Median hourly rate £11.17 £12.50 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.64% +13.63%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

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 January 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Cardiff

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Cardiff region over the 3 months to 20 January 2017.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Cardiff

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 20 January 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 44 (47.83%) Active Directory
2 42 (45.65%) Windows 7
3 25 (27.17%) MS Office
3 25 (27.17%) ITIL
4 19 (20.65%) Citrix
5 18 (19.57%) VMware
5 18 (19.57%) Windows Server
6 16 (17.39%) Microsoft
7 15 (16.30%) Linux
8 13 (14.13%) iPhone
8 13 (14.13%) Windows Server 2012
9 12 (13.04%) Oracle
10 11 (11.96%) iPad
10 11 (11.96%) Windows Server 2008
11 10 (10.87%) Change Data Capture
11 10 (10.87%) Oracle RAC
11 10 (10.87%) Teradata
11 10 (10.87%) MS Exchange
11 10 (10.87%) Informatica
11 10 (10.87%) PowerExchange
12 9 (9.78%) SAN
12 9 (9.78%) Cisco
12 9 (9.78%) MS Excel
12 9 (9.78%) Data Warehouse
12 9 (9.78%) SQL
12 9 (9.78%) Migration
13 8 (8.70%) Information Security
13 8 (8.70%) Network Management
13 8 (8.70%) Data Centre
14 7 (7.61%) Office 365

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 10 (10.87%) MS Exchange
1 10 (10.87%) PowerExchange
2 5 (5.43%) SharePoint
3 3 (3.26%) Skype for Business
4 2 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (2.17%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.09%) IIS
5 1 (1.09%) OpenStack
5 1 (1.09%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 25 (27.17%) MS Office
2 9 (9.78%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.09%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.61%) Office 365
2 2 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.09%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (9.78%) SAN
2 6 (6.52%) Firewall
2 6 (6.52%) LAN
2 6 (6.52%) Wireless
3 4 (4.35%) WAN
4 3 (3.26%) Cisco IOS
4 3 (3.26%) DNS
4 3 (3.26%) TCP/IP
5 2 (2.17%) ADSL
5 2 (2.17%) DHCP
5 2 (2.17%) Extranet
5 2 (2.17%) Internet
5 2 (2.17%) Intranet
5 2 (2.17%) NAS
5 2 (2.17%) Skype
5 2 (2.17%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (1.09%) IPv6
6 1 (1.09%) NetScaler
6 1 (1.09%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (9.78%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (5.43%) SQL Server
3 4 (4.35%) Oracle Database
3 4 (4.35%) PowerCenter
4 1 (1.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (2.17%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (2.17%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.09%) Cucumber
2 1 (1.09%) JBehave
2 1 (1.09%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.09%) JUnit
2 1 (1.09%) Selenium
2 1 (1.09%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 6 (6.52%) Finance
2 4 (4.35%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.17%) Publishing
4 1 (1.09%) Banking
4 1 (1.09%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 28 (30.43%) Analyst
2 20 (21.74%) Service Analyst
2 20 (21.74%) Service Desk Analyst
3 14 (15.22%) 2nd Line Support
4 12 (13.04%) Consultant
5 11 (11.96%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 11 (11.96%) Support Engineer
6 10 (10.87%) Informatica Consultant
7 8 (8.70%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
7 8 (8.70%) Desktop Support
7 8 (8.70%) IT Support
8 7 (7.61%) Architect
9 6 (6.52%) IT Engineer
10 5 (5.43%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 5 (5.43%) Field Engineer
10 5 (5.43%) Support Analyst
10 5 (5.43%) Technical Architect
11 4 (4.35%) IT Support Engineer
11 4 (4.35%) IT Technician
11 4 (4.35%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.26%) .NET
2 2 (2.17%) ASP.NET
2 2 (2.17%) Web Services
3 1 (1.09%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (14.13%) iPhone
2 11 (11.96%) iPad
3 8 (8.70%) Data Centre
4 6 (6.52%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (5.43%) iSeries
6 4 (4.35%) Statistics
7 2 (2.17%) Smartphone
8 1 (1.09%) Blockchain
8 1 (1.09%) Clustering
8 1 (1.09%) Fintech
8 1 (1.09%) Mobile App
8 1 (1.09%) Mobile Computing
8 1 (1.09%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 42 (45.65%) Windows 7
2 18 (19.57%) Windows Server
3 15 (16.30%) Linux
4 13 (14.13%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (11.96%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (7.61%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (6.52%) Windows 10
8 4 (4.35%) Windows 8
8 4 (4.35%) Windows XP
9 2 (2.17%) AIX
9 2 (2.17%) Android
9 2 (2.17%) Unix
10 1 (1.09%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (27.17%) ITIL
2 10 (10.87%) Change Data Capture
3 9 (9.78%) Migration
4 8 (8.70%) Information Security
4 8 (8.70%) Network Management
5 7 (7.61%) Incident Management
5 7 (7.61%) Service Management
6 6 (6.52%) ITSM
7 4 (4.35%) Data Analysis
7 4 (4.35%) Data Mapping
7 4 (4.35%) Database Tuning
7 4 (4.35%) ETL
7 4 (4.35%) ETL Development
7 4 (4.35%) Risk Management
8 3 (3.26%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (3.26%) Project Management
8 3 (3.26%) SDLC
9 2 (2.17%) CRM
9 2 (2.17%) GAP Analysis
9 2 (2.17%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 9 (9.78%) SQL
2 2 (2.17%) JavaScript
2 2 (2.17%) VB.NET
3 1 (1.09%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.09%) C
3 1 (1.09%) C#
3 1 (1.09%) C++
3 1 (1.09%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (5.43%) CCNA
1 5 (5.43%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (5.43%) Degree
2 3 (3.26%) SC Cleared
2 3 (3.26%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.17%) CISM
3 2 (2.17%) CISSP
3 2 (2.17%) GIAC
3 2 (2.17%) ISTQB
3 2 (2.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (1.09%) A+ Certification
4 1 (1.09%) CCNP
4 1 (1.09%) ISEB
4 1 (1.09%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.09%) MCAD
4 1 (1.09%) MCSD
4 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.35%) Data Quality
2 2 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.17%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.09%) QA
System Software
1 44 (47.83%) Active Directory
2 10 (10.87%) Oracle RAC
3 4 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (3.26%) Hyper-V
4 3 (3.26%) XenApp
5 2 (2.17%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.09%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 2 (2.17%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 1 (1.09%) Ansible
2 1 (1.09%) Backup Exec
2 1 (1.09%) HP Data Protector
2 1 (1.09%) Puppet
2 1 (1.09%) SCCM
2 1 (1.09%) Tivoli
2 1 (1.09%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (1.09%) WSUS
Vendors
1 19 (20.65%) Citrix
2 18 (19.57%) VMware
3 16 (17.39%) Microsoft
4 12 (13.04%) Oracle
5 10 (10.87%) Informatica
5 10 (10.87%) Teradata
6 9 (9.78%) Cisco
7 7 (7.61%) HP
7 7 (7.61%) SAP
8 6 (6.52%) NetApp
9 5 (5.43%) Apple
10 2 (2.17%) Dell
10 2 (2.17%) Kofax
11 1 (1.09%) Clearswift
11 1 (1.09%) EqualLogic