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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 11 5 14
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +9
Contract jobs citing Windows 40 59 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 10.67% 21.77% 9.04%
As % of the Operating Systems category 58.82% 80.82% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 37 7
Average daily rate
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£260 £250 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £148 £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £387 £400 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £310 £311
% change year-on-year
-1.61% -0.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 3
Average hourly rate £13.50 £13.87 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% -15.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £13.50 £10.94
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.90 £18.00 £19.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
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
68 73 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 18.13% 26.94% 18.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 44 7
Average daily rate £325 £250 £243
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% +3.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £200 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £400 £280
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 3
Average hourly rate £13.50 £13.87 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% -30.65%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.51% -8.82%

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014, 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 37 (46.25%) Windows 7
2 27 (33.75%) Active Directory
3 22 (27.50%) Microsoft
4 21 (26.25%) Windows Server 2012
5 20 (25.00%) VMware
6 19 (23.75%) DNS
7 18 (22.50%) Windows Server 2008
8 16 (20.00%) MS Excel
9 15 (18.75%) SCCM
9 15 (18.75%) Microsoft Azure
10 14 (17.50%) Windows XP
10 14 (17.50%) IIS
11 13 (16.25%) ITIL
11 13 (16.25%) TCP/IP
12 12 (15.00%) DHCP
12 12 (15.00%) Citrix
12 12 (15.00%) Migration
12 12 (15.00%) Security Cleared
12 12 (15.00%) XenApp
13 11 (13.75%) SC Cleared
13 11 (13.75%) SAN
14 10 (12.50%) VPN
14 10 (12.50%) MS Office
14 10 (12.50%) McAfee
14 10 (12.50%) Office 365
14 10 (12.50%) PowerShell
15 9 (11.25%) VMware Infrastructure
15 9 (11.25%) Windows Intune
15 9 (11.25%) GIS
15 9 (11.25%) Project Management

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 14 (17.50%) IIS
2 6 (7.50%) MS Exchange
3 4 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (3.75%) SharePoint
4 3 (3.75%) Lync
4 3 (3.75%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.50%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (2.50%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.25%) ArcGIS
6 1 (1.25%) Apache
6 1 (1.25%) nginx
6 1 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 16 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 10 (12.50%) MS Office
3 4 (5.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (2.50%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.25%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (18.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (12.50%) Office 365
3 2 (2.50%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 19 (23.75%) DNS
2 13 (16.25%) TCP/IP
3 12 (15.00%) DHCP
4 11 (13.75%) SAN
5 10 (12.50%) VPN
6 8 (10.00%) Internet
7 4 (5.00%) LAN
7 4 (5.00%) WAN
8 2 (2.50%) Firewall
9 1 (1.25%) DSL
9 1 (1.25%) MPLS
9 1 (1.25%) SMS
9 1 (1.25%) VoIP
9 1 (1.25%) ADSL
9 1 (1.25%) LDAP
9 1 (1.25%) PABX
9 1 (1.25%) Structured Cabling
9 1 (1.25%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.50%) Hadoop
3 3 (3.75%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (2.50%) NoSQL
4 2 (2.50%) Pentaho
4 2 (2.50%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (1.25%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.25%) Cognos Impromptu
5 1 (1.25%) MySQL
5 1 (1.25%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.25%) BusinessObjects XI
5 1 (1.25%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
Development Applications
1 2 (2.50%) Talend Open Studio
1 2 (2.50%) TestDirector
2 1 (1.25%) Robotium
2 1 (1.25%) eggPlant
2 1 (1.25%) Calabash
General
1 9 (11.25%) Finance
2 3 (3.75%) Banking
3 2 (2.50%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (17.50%) Wintel Engineer
2 11 (13.75%) Analyst
3 10 (12.50%) Support Engineer
4 8 (10.00%) Server Engineer
5 6 (7.50%) Wintel Server Engineer
5 6 (7.50%) Support Analyst
6 5 (6.25%) Developer
6 5 (6.25%) Project Engineer
6 5 (6.25%) SCCM Engineer
7 4 (5.00%) Infrastructure Manager
7 4 (5.00%) Windows Support Engineer
7 4 (5.00%) Wintel Consultant
7 4 (5.00%) Consultant
7 4 (5.00%) Applications Support
7 4 (5.00%) Software Engineer
8 3 (3.75%) Desktop Support
8 3 (3.75%) Architect
8 3 (3.75%) Project Manager
8 3 (3.75%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 3 (3.75%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (11.25%) .NET
2 4 (5.00%) HTML
2 4 (5.00%) ASP.NET
2 4 (5.00%) CSS
3 3 (3.75%) Middleware
4 2 (2.50%) Apache Camel
4 2 (2.50%) XML
4 2 (2.50%) SOAP
5 1 (1.25%) SAP XI
5 1 (1.25%) Web Services
5 1 (1.25%) Silverlight
5 1 (1.25%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.25%) GIS
2 4 (5.00%) Visualisation
3 3 (3.75%) Blackberry
4 2 (2.50%) Fat Client
4 2 (2.50%) Data Integration
4 2 (2.50%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.50%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.25%) AS400
5 1 (1.25%) E-Learning
5 1 (1.25%) Device Driver
5 1 (1.25%) EPoS
5 1 (1.25%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.25%) Mobile Payment
5 1 (1.25%) User Experience
5 1 (1.25%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 37 (46.25%) Windows 7
2 21 (26.25%) Windows Server 2012
3 18 (22.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (17.50%) Windows XP
5 9 (11.25%) Linux
6 8 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (5.00%) Windows 8
8 2 (2.50%) Android
8 2 (2.50%) Apple iOS
8 2 (2.50%) UNIX
9 1 (1.25%) CentOS
9 1 (1.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.25%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (16.25%) ITIL
2 12 (15.00%) Migration
3 9 (11.25%) Project Management
4 8 (10.00%) Mentoring
4 8 (10.00%) Data Protection
5 5 (6.25%) Cyber Security
5 5 (6.25%) Software Engineering
5 5 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (5.00%) Unit Testing
6 4 (5.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 4 (5.00%) UML
7 3 (3.75%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (3.75%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (3.75%) PRINCE2
7 3 (3.75%) Software Deployment
7 3 (3.75%) Incident Management
7 3 (3.75%) Business Analysis
8 2 (2.50%) Asset Management
8 2 (2.50%) Problem Management
8 2 (2.50%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 10 (12.50%) PowerShell
2 8 (10.00%) SQL
3 5 (6.25%) JavaScript
4 4 (5.00%) R
5 3 (3.75%) Java
5 3 (3.75%) C
5 3 (3.75%) VBScript
5 3 (3.75%) VB
6 1 (1.25%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.25%) Python
6 1 (1.25%) Perl
6 1 (1.25%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.25%) C++
6 1 (1.25%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 12 (15.00%) Security Cleared
2 11 (13.75%) SC Cleared
3 9 (11.25%) MCSE
3 9 (11.25%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (10.00%) MCTS
4 8 (10.00%) MCITP
5 1 (1.25%) ISEB
5 1 (1.25%) CCA
5 1 (1.25%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (1.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.25%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.50%) QA
2 1 (1.25%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (33.75%) Active Directory
2 12 (15.00%) XenApp
3 9 (11.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (8.75%) XenDesktop
5 2 (2.50%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 2 (2.50%) Hyper-V
5 2 (2.50%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.25%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 15 (18.75%) SCCM
2 9 (11.25%) Windows Intune
3 8 (10.00%) McAfee ePO
3 8 (10.00%) SCDPM
4 4 (5.00%) Kibana
5 2 (2.50%) SCOM
5 2 (2.50%) Ansible
5 2 (2.50%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (2.50%) Puppet
5 2 (2.50%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (1.25%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 22 (27.50%) Microsoft
2 20 (25.00%) VMware
3 12 (15.00%) Citrix
4 10 (12.50%) McAfee
5 3 (3.75%) Oracle
6 2 (2.50%) Mitel
6 2 (2.50%) Google
6 2 (2.50%) LANDesk
6 2 (2.50%) Rackspace
6 2 (2.50%) Talend
6 2 (2.50%) JBoss
6 2 (2.50%) Intel
6 2 (2.50%) AppSense
6 2 (2.50%) ESRI
6 2 (2.50%) Symantec
7 1 (1.25%) HP
7 1 (1.25%) Cisco
7 1 (1.25%) Cognos
7 1 (1.25%) SAP
7 1 (1.25%) Business Objects
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