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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 9 4 14
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +10
Contract jobs citing Windows 46 69 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 12.50% 24.04% 9.41%
As % of the Operating Systems category 67.65% 82.14% 44.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 41 5
Average daily rate
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£300 £288 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% +2.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £131 £130 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £400 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £301 £318 £315
% change year-on-year
-5.30% +0.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 1
Average hourly rate £14.75 £13.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.25% -3.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -6.06%
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 84 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 18.48% 29.27% 21.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 49 7
Average daily rate £300 £275 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £200 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £400 £411
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 1
Average hourly rate £14.75 £13.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.25% -3.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -8.57%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 (45.12%) Windows 7
2 24 (29.27%) Active Directory
3 22 (26.83%) VMware
3 22 (26.83%) Windows Server 2008
4 21 (25.61%) Windows Server 2012
4 21 (25.61%) Microsoft
5 19 (23.17%) DNS
6 16 (19.51%) Windows XP
6 16 (19.51%) MS Excel
7 15 (18.29%) SCCM
8 14 (17.07%) Security Cleared
8 14 (17.07%) ITIL
8 14 (17.07%) Windows Server 2003
9 13 (15.85%) SAN
9 13 (15.85%) TCP/IP
9 13 (15.85%) XenApp
10 12 (14.63%) SC Cleared
10 12 (14.63%) DHCP
10 12 (14.63%) Citrix
10 12 (14.63%) IIS
10 12 (14.63%) MS Office
10 12 (14.63%) Finance
11 11 (13.41%) SQL Server
11 11 (13.41%) Microsoft Azure
12 10 (12.20%) VMware Infrastructure
12 10 (12.20%) PowerShell
12 10 (12.20%) Migration
13 9 (10.98%) McAfee
13 9 (10.98%) Project Management
13 9 (10.98%) Linux

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 12 (14.63%) IIS
2 9 (10.98%) MS Exchange
3 6 (7.32%) Exchange Server 2003
4 5 (6.10%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (3.66%) Lync
5 3 (3.66%) SharePoint
6 2 (2.44%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (1.22%) nginx
7 1 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.22%) Apache
7 1 (1.22%) Tomcat
7 1 (1.22%) ArcGIS
7 1 (1.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 16 (19.51%) MS Excel
2 12 (14.63%) MS Office
3 4 (4.88%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (2.44%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 11 (13.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (10.98%) Office 365
3 2 (2.44%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 19 (23.17%) DNS
2 13 (15.85%) SAN
2 13 (15.85%) TCP/IP
3 12 (14.63%) DHCP
4 9 (10.98%) VPN
4 9 (10.98%) WAN
5 8 (9.76%) LAN
6 7 (8.54%) Internet
7 3 (3.66%) Firewall
8 1 (1.22%) Structured Cabling
8 1 (1.22%) PABX
8 1 (1.22%) SSH
8 1 (1.22%) SMS
8 1 (1.22%) VoIP
8 1 (1.22%) ADSL
8 1 (1.22%) LDAP
8 1 (1.22%) MPLS
8 1 (1.22%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (13.41%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.32%) Hadoop
3 4 (4.88%) Crystal Reports
4 3 (3.66%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (3.66%) Cognos Impromptu
5 2 (2.44%) NoSQL
5 2 (2.44%) Pentaho
6 1 (1.22%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.22%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.22%) BusinessObjects XI
6 1 (1.22%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 1 (1.22%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (1.22%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (2.44%) TestDirector
1 2 (2.44%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (1.22%) Wise Package Studio
2 1 (1.22%) eggPlant
2 1 (1.22%) Calabash
2 1 (1.22%) Robotium
2 1 (1.22%) MSI
2 1 (1.22%) InstallShield
General
1 12 (14.63%) Finance
2 4 (4.88%) Banking
3 2 (2.44%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.22%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (17.07%) Wintel Engineer
1 14 (17.07%) Analyst
2 8 (9.76%) Support Analyst
3 7 (8.54%) Support Engineer
4 6 (7.32%) Server Engineer
5 5 (6.10%) Technical Engineer
5 5 (6.10%) Desktop Support
6 4 (4.88%) Software Engineer
6 4 (4.88%) Developer
6 4 (4.88%) Applications Support
6 4 (4.88%) Consultant
6 4 (4.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (4.88%) Applications Support Analyst
6 4 (4.88%) Project Engineer
6 4 (4.88%) Infrastructure Manager
6 4 (4.88%) Wintel Consultant
6 4 (4.88%) Wintel Server Engineer
7 3 (3.66%) SCCM Engineer
7 3 (3.66%) Change Analyst
7 3 (3.66%) Desktop Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (9.76%) .NET
2 4 (4.88%) HTML
2 4 (4.88%) ASP.NET
2 4 (4.88%) CSS
3 3 (3.66%) Middleware
4 2 (2.44%) Application Packaging
4 2 (2.44%) Apache Camel
5 1 (1.22%) Silverlight
5 1 (1.22%) SOAP
5 1 (1.22%) Web Services
5 1 (1.22%) XML
5 1 (1.22%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.54%) GIS
2 5 (6.10%) Fat Client
2 5 (6.10%) Thin Client
3 4 (4.88%) Visualisation
4 3 (3.66%) Blackberry
5 2 (2.44%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.44%) AS400
5 2 (2.44%) Data Integration
5 2 (2.44%) iSeries
6 1 (1.22%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.22%) Mobile Payment
6 1 (1.22%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (1.22%) EPoS
6 1 (1.22%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 37 (45.12%) Windows 7
2 22 (26.83%) Windows Server 2008
3 21 (25.61%) Windows Server 2012
4 16 (19.51%) Windows XP
5 14 (17.07%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (10.98%) Linux
7 5 (6.10%) Windows 8
8 2 (2.44%) UNIX
8 2 (2.44%) Android
8 2 (2.44%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.22%) CentOS
9 1 (1.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.22%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (17.07%) ITIL
2 10 (12.20%) Migration
3 9 (10.98%) Project Management
4 7 (8.54%) Data Protection
5 5 (6.10%) Cyber Security
5 5 (6.10%) Software Engineering
5 5 (6.10%) PRINCE2
6 4 (4.88%) Unit Testing
6 4 (4.88%) Incident Management
6 4 (4.88%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 3 (3.66%) Software Deployment
7 3 (3.66%) Business Analysis
7 3 (3.66%) Problem Management
7 3 (3.66%) UML
7 3 (3.66%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (3.66%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (2.44%) Service Delivery
8 2 (2.44%) OO
8 2 (2.44%) Data Migration
8 2 (2.44%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (12.20%) PowerShell
2 8 (9.76%) SQL
3 5 (6.10%) JavaScript
4 4 (4.88%) C
5 3 (3.66%) R
5 3 (3.66%) Java
5 3 (3.66%) VBScript
5 3 (3.66%) VB
6 1 (1.22%) Ruby
6 1 (1.22%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.22%) Python
6 1 (1.22%) Perl
6 1 (1.22%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.22%) C++
Qualifications
1 14 (17.07%) Security Cleared
2 12 (14.63%) SC Cleared
3 9 (10.98%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (9.76%) MCSE
5 7 (8.54%) MCTS
5 7 (8.54%) MCITP
6 2 (2.44%) CCA
6 2 (2.44%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (1.22%) MCDST
7 1 (1.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (1.22%) ISEB
7 1 (1.22%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.66%) SLA
2 2 (2.44%) QA
System Software
1 24 (29.27%) Active Directory
2 13 (15.85%) XenApp
3 10 (12.20%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (8.54%) XenDesktop
5 4 (4.88%) Terminal Services
6 2 (2.44%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (2.44%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (1.22%) Hyper-V
7 1 (1.22%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 15 (18.29%) SCCM
2 8 (9.76%) Windows Intune
3 7 (8.54%) SCDPM
3 7 (8.54%) McAfee ePO
4 4 (4.88%) Kibana
5 3 (3.66%) ARCserve
6 2 (2.44%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (2.44%) SCOM
6 2 (2.44%) Ansible
6 2 (2.44%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (2.44%) Puppet
7 1 (1.22%) Business Desktop Deployment
7 1 (1.22%) MOM
7 1 (1.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (1.22%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 22 (26.83%) VMware
2 21 (25.61%) Microsoft
3 12 (14.63%) Citrix
4 9 (10.98%) McAfee
5 4 (4.88%) Intel
6 3 (3.66%) Oracle
6 3 (3.66%) Cognos
6 3 (3.66%) AppSense
7 2 (2.44%) Symantec
7 2 (2.44%) ESRI
7 2 (2.44%) JBoss
7 2 (2.44%) Mitel
7 2 (2.44%) Google
7 2 (2.44%) Rackspace
7 2 (2.44%) Talend
7 2 (2.44%) LANDesk
8 1 (1.22%) NetApp
8 1 (1.22%) HP
8 1 (1.22%) Dell
8 1 (1.22%) Cisco
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