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 October 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 14 4 10
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +6
Contract jobs citing Windows 36 62 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 9.60% 22.14% 11.86%
As % of the Operating Systems category 52.94% 82.67% 67.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 40 10
Average daily rate
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£228 £263 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £200 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £376 £406
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £303 £310
% change year-on-year
+2.31% -2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 12 3
Average hourly rate £11.50 £13.87 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.08% -15.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.60 £13.54 £10.94
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.80 £19.00 £19.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -7.93%
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 75 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 18.13% 26.79% 17.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 45 14
Average daily rate £325 £250 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £200 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £355 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 12 3
Average hourly rate £10.00 £13.87 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.90% -30.65%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -10.28%

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 October 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 31 October 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 32 (40.00%) Windows 7
2 28 (35.00%) Active Directory
3 21 (26.25%) Microsoft
4 20 (25.00%) ITIL
4 20 (25.00%) VMware
5 18 (22.50%) DNS
5 18 (22.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 16 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (20.00%) MS Excel
7 15 (18.75%) Microsoft Azure
8 14 (17.50%) Migration
9 13 (16.25%) TCP/IP
9 13 (16.25%) Windows XP
10 12 (15.00%) SCCM
10 12 (15.00%) DHCP
10 12 (15.00%) Citrix
10 12 (15.00%) IIS
11 11 (13.75%) Linux
11 11 (13.75%) SAN
11 11 (13.75%) XenApp
12 10 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
12 10 (12.50%) PowerShell
12 10 (12.50%) Office 365
12 10 (12.50%) VPN
12 10 (12.50%) MS Office
12 10 (12.50%) McAfee
13 9 (11.25%) GIS
13 9 (11.25%) SQL Server
13 9 (11.25%) MCSE
13 9 (11.25%) Microsoft Certification

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 (15.00%) IIS
2 7 (8.75%) MS Exchange
3 4 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (5.00%) SharePoint
3 4 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (3.75%) Lync
5 2 (2.50%) Oracle Workflow
5 2 (2.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (2.50%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (2.50%) Tomcat
5 2 (2.50%) JBoss
6 1 (1.25%) Apache
6 1 (1.25%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (1.25%) nginx
6 1 (1.25%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.25%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 16 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 10 (12.50%) MS Office
3 4 (5.00%) MS PowerPoint
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 18 (22.50%) 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 6 (7.50%) LAN
8 4 (5.00%) WAN
9 2 (2.50%) Structured Cabling
9 2 (2.50%) MPLS
9 2 (2.50%) DSL
10 1 (1.25%) Firewall
10 1 (1.25%) SSH
10 1 (1.25%) PABX
10 1 (1.25%) LDAP
10 1 (1.25%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (11.25%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.50%) Hadoop
3 2 (2.50%) NoSQL
3 2 (2.50%) Pentaho
4 1 (1.25%) MySQL
4 1 (1.25%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (1.25%) Cognos Impromptu
4 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (2.50%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (1.25%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (7.50%) Finance
2 1 (1.25%) Retail
2 1 (1.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (20.00%) Analyst
2 13 (16.25%) Wintel Engineer
3 9 (11.25%) Support Engineer
4 8 (10.00%) Server Engineer
5 7 (8.75%) Service Desk Analyst
5 7 (8.75%) Service Analyst
6 6 (7.50%) Developer
6 6 (7.50%) Wintel Server Engineer
7 5 (6.25%) Architect
7 5 (6.25%) 1st Line Support
7 5 (6.25%) SCCM Engineer
8 4 (5.00%) Windows Support Engineer
8 4 (5.00%) Wintel Consultant
8 4 (5.00%) Consultant
8 4 (5.00%) Software Engineer
8 4 (5.00%) Project Engineer
8 4 (5.00%) Infrastructure Manager
9 3 (3.75%) Technical Engineer
9 3 (3.75%) Change Analyst
9 3 (3.75%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.00%) .NET
2 5 (6.25%) CSS
2 5 (6.25%) HTML
3 4 (5.00%) ASP.NET
4 3 (3.75%) Middleware
4 3 (3.75%) Web Services
5 2 (2.50%) XML
5 2 (2.50%) Apache Camel
5 2 (2.50%) SOAP
6 1 (1.25%) Windows SharePoint Services
6 1 (1.25%) Silverlight
6 1 (1.25%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.25%) GIS
2 4 (5.00%) Management Information System
2 4 (5.00%) Visualisation
3 3 (3.75%) Blackberry
4 2 (2.50%) Thin Client
4 2 (2.50%) AS400
4 2 (2.50%) Fat Client
4 2 (2.50%) Data Integration
4 2 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.25%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.25%) Mobile Payment
5 1 (1.25%) User Experience
5 1 (1.25%) Device Driver
5 1 (1.25%) E-Learning
5 1 (1.25%) EPoS
5 1 (1.25%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 32 (40.00%) Windows 7
2 18 (22.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 16 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (16.25%) Windows XP
5 11 (13.75%) Linux
6 9 (11.25%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (7.50%) UNIX
8 2 (2.50%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.25%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.25%) CentOS
9 1 (1.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.25%) Ubuntu
9 1 (1.25%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (25.00%) ITIL
2 14 (17.50%) Migration
3 8 (10.00%) Data Protection
4 7 (8.75%) Project Management
4 7 (8.75%) Mentoring
5 5 (6.25%) Cyber Security
5 5 (6.25%) Software Engineering
6 4 (5.00%) Unit Testing
6 4 (5.00%) Incident Management
6 4 (5.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 4 (5.00%) Service Management
6 4 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (3.75%) Asset Management
7 3 (3.75%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (3.75%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (3.75%) PRINCE2
7 3 (3.75%) Software Deployment
7 3 (3.75%) Software Asset Management
8 2 (2.50%) Change Control
8 2 (2.50%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 10 (12.50%) PowerShell
2 8 (10.00%) SQL
3 6 (7.50%) JavaScript
4 4 (5.00%) VB
5 3 (3.75%) VBScript
5 3 (3.75%) R
5 3 (3.75%) Java
6 2 (2.50%) C
7 1 (1.25%) C#
7 1 (1.25%) C++
7 1 (1.25%) Perl
7 1 (1.25%) Python
7 1 (1.25%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.25%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 9 (11.25%) MCSE
1 9 (11.25%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (10.00%) MCTS
2 8 (10.00%) MCITP
2 8 (10.00%) SC Cleared
2 8 (10.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (2.50%) ISEB
3 2 (2.50%) MCP
4 1 (1.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.25%) MCDST
System Software
1 28 (35.00%) Active Directory
2 11 (13.75%) XenApp
3 10 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (7.50%) XenDesktop
5 2 (2.50%) Hyper-V
5 2 (2.50%) Terminal Services
5 2 (2.50%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (1.25%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 12 (15.00%) SCCM
2 9 (11.25%) Windows Intune
3 8 (10.00%) McAfee ePO
3 8 (10.00%) SCDPM
4 4 (5.00%) Kibana
5 3 (3.75%) HP UCMDB
6 2 (2.50%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (2.50%) Puppet
6 2 (2.50%) SCOM
6 2 (2.50%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (2.50%) Ansible
7 1 (1.25%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 21 (26.25%) Microsoft
2 20 (25.00%) VMware
3 12 (15.00%) Citrix
4 10 (12.50%) McAfee
5 5 (6.25%) Oracle
6 4 (5.00%) HP
7 2 (2.50%) Intel
7 2 (2.50%) ESRI
7 2 (2.50%) Symantec
7 2 (2.50%) Mitel
7 2 (2.50%) Google
7 2 (2.50%) LANDesk
7 2 (2.50%) Rackspace
7 2 (2.50%) Talend
7 2 (2.50%) IBM
8 1 (1.25%) NETGEAR
8 1 (1.25%) Cognos
8 1 (1.25%) Cisco
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