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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 17 13 2
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -11
Contract jobs citing Windows 36 42 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 9.11% 11.38% 25.88%
As % of the Operating Systems category 44.44% 62.69% 86.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 28 40
Average daily rate
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£343 £300 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.16% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £134 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £383 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 8
Average hourly rate £14.50 £14.75 £13.69
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.69% +7.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.45 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £17.05 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -3.22%
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
81 67 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 20.51% 18.16% 29.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 44 45
Average daily rate £375 £300 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +1.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £135 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 9
Average hourly rate £16.00 £14.75 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.47% +9.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.23
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.55%

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 31 July 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
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 31 July 2015.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Cardiff

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 38 (52.78%) Microsoft
2 21 (29.17%) Active Directory
2 21 (29.17%) Windows Server 2008
3 20 (27.78%) .NET
4 19 (26.39%) SQL
5 18 (25.00%) C#
5 18 (25.00%) SQL Server
6 16 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
6 16 (22.22%) Windows 7
7 15 (20.83%) ITIL
7 15 (20.83%) VMware
8 14 (19.44%) MS Excel
9 13 (18.06%) Citrix
10 12 (16.67%) Windows XP
11 11 (15.28%) Entity Framework
11 11 (15.28%) .NET Framework
12 10 (13.89%) WCF
12 10 (13.89%) NHS
13 9 (12.50%) Cisco
13 9 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
13 9 (12.50%) LINQ
14 8 (11.11%) Oracle Database 11g
14 8 (11.11%) Oracle Database
14 8 (11.11%) MS Office
14 8 (11.11%) ASP.NET
14 8 (11.11%) Oracle9i Database
14 8 (11.11%) Oracle
14 8 (11.11%) PL/SQL
14 8 (11.11%) Migration
15 7 (9.72%) Finance

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (8.33%) MS Exchange
2 5 (6.94%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (5.56%) IIS
4 3 (4.17%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.78%) Lync
6 1 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 14 (19.44%) MS Excel
2 8 (11.11%) MS Office
3 2 (2.78%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.78%) Office 365
3 1 (1.39%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.56%) SAN
1 4 (5.56%) Firewall
2 3 (4.17%) LAN
2 3 (4.17%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.78%) SSL
3 2 (2.78%) VLAN
3 2 (2.78%) Network Security
3 2 (2.78%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 2 (2.78%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 2 (2.78%) HTTP
4 1 (1.39%) PABX
4 1 (1.39%) SMS
4 1 (1.39%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (11.11%) Oracle9i Database
2 8 (11.11%) Oracle Database 11g
2 8 (11.11%) Oracle Database
3 7 (9.72%) Relational Database
4 6 (8.33%) RDBMS
5 4 (5.56%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (2.78%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (1.39%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (9.72%) Visual Studio
2 5 (6.94%) Oracle Forms
2 5 (6.94%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (4.17%) MSBuild
3 3 (4.17%) Octopus Deploy
3 3 (4.17%) AdminStudio
3 3 (4.17%) TeamCity
4 2 (2.78%) MSI
4 2 (2.78%) InstallShield
General
1 7 (9.72%) Finance
2 3 (4.17%) Banking
3 1 (1.39%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 20 (27.78%) Developer
1 20 (27.78%) Analyst
2 10 (13.89%) Software Developer
3 9 (12.50%) Support Analyst
4 7 (9.72%) .NET Developer
5 6 (8.33%) 1st Line Support
5 6 (8.33%) Service Analyst
5 6 (8.33%) Architect
5 6 (8.33%) Senior Developer
5 6 (8.33%) Service Desk Analyst
5 6 (8.33%) Infrastructure Architect
6 5 (6.94%) Senior Software Developer
6 5 (6.94%) Support Engineer
7 4 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support
7 4 (5.56%) Systems Engineer
7 4 (5.56%) VB6 Developer
7 4 (5.56%) VB Developer
7 4 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support
7 4 (5.56%) DevOps Engineer
8 3 (4.17%) SCCM Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (27.78%) .NET
2 11 (15.28%) .NET Framework
2 11 (15.28%) Entity Framework
3 10 (13.89%) WCF
4 9 (12.50%) LINQ
5 8 (11.11%) ASP.NET
6 7 (9.72%) XML
7 6 (8.33%) WinForms
8 4 (5.56%) HTML
8 4 (5.56%) AngularJS
9 3 (4.17%) WPF
9 3 (4.17%) Flash
9 3 (4.17%) SOAP
10 2 (2.78%) Web Services
10 2 (2.78%) RESTful
10 2 (2.78%) ASP.NET Web API
11 1 (1.39%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.89%) NHS
2 4 (5.56%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.78%) iPad
3 2 (2.78%) PKI
4 1 (1.39%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.39%) Reference Data
4 1 (1.39%) Data Integration
4 1 (1.39%) iSeries
4 1 (1.39%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.39%) AS400
4 1 (1.39%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 21 (29.17%) Windows Server 2008
2 16 (22.22%) Windows 7
3 12 (16.67%) Windows XP
4 9 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (9.72%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (6.94%) UNIX
7 4 (5.56%) Linux
8 2 (2.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.39%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (20.83%) ITIL
3 8 (11.11%) Migration
4 7 (9.72%) OOP
4 7 (9.72%) Automated Testing
4 7 (9.72%) Unit Testing
5 6 (8.33%) UML
6 5 (6.94%) Service Management
6 5 (6.94%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (5.56%) Software Testing
7 4 (5.56%) DevOps
8 3 (4.17%) MVVM
8 3 (4.17%) Change Control
8 3 (4.17%) Change Management
8 3 (4.17%) Scrum
8 3 (4.17%) RUP
9 2 (2.78%) Business Intelligence
9 2 (2.78%) PRINCE2
9 2 (2.78%) Regression Testing
9 2 (2.78%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (26.39%) SQL
2 18 (25.00%) C#
3 8 (11.11%) PL/SQL
4 6 (8.33%) T-SQL
5 5 (6.94%) Java
6 4 (5.56%) JavaScript
6 4 (5.56%) VB
6 4 (5.56%) VBA
6 4 (5.56%) VB6
6 4 (5.56%) PowerShell
7 3 (4.17%) C
8 2 (2.78%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.39%) C++
Qualifications
1 5 (6.94%) Security Cleared
2 4 (5.56%) CCNA
2 4 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (4.17%) Degree
4 2 (2.78%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.78%) A+ Certification
4 2 (2.78%) ISEB
5 1 (1.39%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (1.39%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.72%) SLA
2 2 (2.78%) HL7
System Software
1 21 (29.17%) Active Directory
2 7 (9.72%) Hyper-V
3 4 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (4.17%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (4.17%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.39%) ProxySG
5 1 (1.39%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.39%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (5.56%) SCCM
2 3 (4.17%) SCOM
2 3 (4.17%) Windows Intune
2 3 (4.17%) Vagrant
2 3 (4.17%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (4.17%) SCSM
Vendors
1 38 (52.78%) Microsoft
2 15 (20.83%) VMware
3 13 (18.06%) Citrix
4 9 (12.50%) Cisco
5 8 (11.11%) Oracle
6 7 (9.72%) HP
7 4 (5.56%) Dell
8 3 (4.17%) 3PAR
9 2 (2.78%) F5
9 2 (2.78%) Red Hat
9 2 (2.78%) AppSense
9 2 (2.78%) Veeam
10 1 (1.39%) Blue Coat
10 1 (1.39%) Sitecore
10 1 (1.39%) CheckPoint
10 1 (1.39%) Intel
10 1 (1.39%) Lotus
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