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 2 March 2015 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 9 9 6
Rank change year-on-year
0 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows 33 47 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 11.74% 15.26% 16.97%
As % of the Operating Systems category 78.57% 72.31% 82.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 26 12
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£206 £381 £332
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-45.90% +15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £166 £143
10% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 6
Average hourly rate £15.25 £16.00 £13.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.68% +16.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.63 £13.00 £9.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.78 £16.16 £25.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.25
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -1.63%
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
42 65 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 14.95% 21.10% 20.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 39 15
Average daily rate £213 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-39.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £172 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 7
Average hourly rate £15.25 £16.00 £9.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.68% +71.67%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.13 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
-2.41% -4.32%

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 2 March 2015.

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 2 March 2015, 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 26 (38.81%) ITIL
2 22 (32.84%) Microsoft
3 20 (29.85%) Windows 7
4 19 (28.36%) Active Directory
5 18 (26.87%) Finance
6 14 (20.90%) Windows XP
7 13 (19.40%) MS Excel
7 13 (19.40%) Windows Server 2008
8 10 (14.93%) Service Management
8 10 (14.93%) Windows Server 2003
9 9 (13.43%) Linux
9 9 (13.43%) AS400
9 9 (13.43%) VMware
10 8 (11.94%) IBM
10 8 (11.94%) Incident Management
11 7 (10.45%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (10.45%) SLA
11 7 (10.45%) DNS
11 7 (10.45%) Citrix
11 7 (10.45%) UNIX
11 7 (10.45%) SQL
12 6 (8.96%) SQL Server
12 6 (8.96%) MCP
12 6 (8.96%) MS Exchange
12 6 (8.96%) TCP/IP
12 6 (8.96%) Migration
12 6 (8.96%) Management Information System
12 6 (8.96%) SCCM
12 6 (8.96%) Microsoft Azure
12 6 (8.96%) VMware Infrastructure

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, 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 6 (8.96%) MS Exchange
2 5 (7.46%) IIS
3 3 (4.48%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (2.99%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.99%) Oracle Workflow
4 2 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (2.99%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.49%) Lync
5 1 (1.49%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (1.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 13 (19.40%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.48%) MS Office
3 2 (2.99%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (1.49%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.49%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (5.97%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (10.45%) DNS
2 6 (8.96%) TCP/IP
3 4 (5.97%) LAN
3 4 (5.97%) DHCP
3 4 (5.97%) Firewall
4 3 (4.48%) Internet
5 2 (2.99%) WAN
5 2 (2.99%) VPN
5 2 (2.99%) SAN
6 1 (1.49%) ADSL
6 1 (1.49%) MPLS
6 1 (1.49%) DSL
6 1 (1.49%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.96%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.99%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (7.46%) Visual Studio
2 3 (4.48%) MSI
2 3 (4.48%) InstallShield
2 3 (4.48%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 18 (26.87%) Finance
2 2 (2.99%) Banking
3 1 (1.49%) Welsh Language
3 1 (1.49%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (37.31%) Analyst
2 13 (19.40%) Service Analyst
2 13 (19.40%) Service Desk Analyst
3 11 (16.42%) 1st Line Support
4 9 (13.43%) Support Engineer
5 8 (11.94%) Support Analyst
5 8 (11.94%) 2nd Line Support
6 5 (7.46%) Developer
6 5 (7.46%) 3rd Line Support
7 4 (5.97%) Desktop Engineer
8 3 (4.48%) 1st Line Support Analyst
8 3 (4.48%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 3 (4.48%) Test Analyst
8 3 (4.48%) Desktop Support
8 3 (4.48%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 2 (2.99%) Help Desk Support
9 2 (2.99%) Server Engineer
9 2 (2.99%) Administrator
9 2 (2.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 2 (2.99%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.46%) .NET
2 3 (4.48%) Web Services
3 2 (2.99%) HTML
3 2 (2.99%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 1 (1.49%) CSS
4 1 (1.49%) XHTML
4 1 (1.49%) Middleware
4 1 (1.49%) Windows SharePoint Services
4 1 (1.49%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.43%) AS400
2 6 (8.96%) Management Information System
3 5 (7.46%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.48%) GIS
5 2 (2.99%) NHS
6 1 (1.49%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.49%) Device Driver
6 1 (1.49%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.49%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.49%) iSeries
6 1 (1.49%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 20 (29.85%) Windows 7
2 14 (20.90%) Windows XP
3 13 (19.40%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (14.93%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (13.43%) Linux
6 7 (10.45%) UNIX
6 7 (10.45%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (7.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (2.99%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.49%) OS/400
9 1 (1.49%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (38.81%) ITIL
2 10 (14.93%) Service Management
3 8 (11.94%) Incident Management
4 6 (8.96%) Migration
5 4 (5.97%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (5.97%) Asset Management
5 4 (5.97%) Service Delivery
5 4 (5.97%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (5.97%) Software Testing
6 3 (4.48%) Software Asset Management
6 3 (4.48%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (4.48%) PRINCE2
6 3 (4.48%) UML
6 3 (4.48%) RUP
6 3 (4.48%) Mobile Device Management
7 2 (2.99%) Test Strategy
7 2 (2.99%) Performance Testing
7 2 (2.99%) Integration Testing
7 2 (2.99%) IT Governance
7 2 (2.99%) BCP
Programming Languages
1 7 (10.45%) SQL
2 3 (4.48%) C
2 3 (4.48%) C#
2 3 (4.48%) Java
3 2 (2.99%) C++
4 1 (1.49%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.49%) VB
4 1 (1.49%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (8.96%) MCP
2 5 (7.46%) Security Cleared
3 4 (5.97%) Degree
3 4 (5.97%) SC Cleared
4 3 (4.48%) ISEB
4 3 (4.48%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.99%) MCSE
5 2 (2.99%) VCP4
5 2 (2.99%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (1.49%) VCP5
6 1 (1.49%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.49%) CISSP
6 1 (1.49%) CISA
6 1 (1.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (1.49%) MCTS
6 1 (1.49%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.45%) SLA
2 1 (1.49%) COBIT
2 1 (1.49%) HL7
2 1 (1.49%) COSO
System Software
1 19 (28.36%) Active Directory
2 6 (8.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (5.97%) Hyper-V
4 3 (4.48%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (2.99%) VMware ESX
5 2 (2.99%) XenApp
6 1 (1.49%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.49%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 6 (8.96%) SCCM
2 3 (4.48%) HP UCMDB
3 1 (1.49%) SCDPM
3 1 (1.49%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.49%) Windows Intune
3 1 (1.49%) WSUS
Vendors
1 22 (32.84%) Microsoft
2 9 (13.43%) VMware
3 8 (11.94%) IBM
4 7 (10.45%) Citrix
5 5 (7.46%) Cisco
5 5 (7.46%) Red Hat
6 4 (5.97%) Oracle
6 4 (5.97%) HP
7 3 (4.48%) Apple
7 3 (4.48%) AppSense
8 1 (1.49%) Blue Coat
8 1 (1.49%) LANDesk
8 1 (1.49%) NETGEAR
8 1 (1.49%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.49%) McAfee
8 1 (1.49%) NetApp
8 1 (1.49%) Lotus
8 1 (1.49%) SAP
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