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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 14 7 4
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows 45 49 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 10.51% 13.24% 22.94%
As % of the Operating Systems category 42.86% 61.25% 83.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 34 38
Average daily rate
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£343 £288 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.13% +4.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £123 £127
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £375 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £304 £315
% change year-on-year
+6.90% -3.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 7
Average hourly rate £18.00 £14.75 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.03% +9.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.86 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+5.73% -
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
105 80 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 24.53% 21.62% 27.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 56 45
Average daily rate £375 £300 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +13.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £134 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £375 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 8
Average hourly rate £20.00 £14.75 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.59% +9.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 28 August 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 28 August 2015.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Cardiff

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 41 (53.25%) Microsoft
2 24 (31.17%) Active Directory
3 22 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 20 (25.97%) ITIL
5 19 (24.68%) .NET
5 19 (24.68%) SQL Server
5 19 (24.68%) Windows 7
6 18 (23.38%) C#
6 18 (23.38%) SQL
7 15 (19.48%) VMware
7 15 (19.48%) MS Excel
7 15 (19.48%) Agile Software Development
8 12 (15.58%) .NET Framework
8 12 (15.58%) Entity Framework
9 11 (14.29%) Hyper-V
9 11 (14.29%) MS Office
9 11 (14.29%) Migration
10 10 (12.99%) Windows XP
10 10 (12.99%) Citrix
10 10 (12.99%) NHS
10 10 (12.99%) WCF
10 10 (12.99%) LINQ
11 9 (11.69%) Windows Server 2012
11 9 (11.69%) HP
11 9 (11.69%) ASP.NET
12 8 (10.39%) Service Management
12 8 (10.39%) Linux
12 8 (10.39%) Oracle9i Database
12 8 (10.39%) Oracle
12 8 (10.39%) PL/SQL

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 7 (9.09%) MS Exchange
2 6 (7.79%) IIS
3 5 (6.49%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (3.90%) Lync
4 3 (3.90%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 15 (19.48%) MS Excel
2 11 (14.29%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.60%) Office 365
3 1 (1.30%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.39%) SAN
2 6 (7.79%) TCP/IP
3 5 (6.49%) HTTP
3 5 (6.49%) LAN
3 5 (6.49%) VLAN
3 5 (6.49%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 5 (6.49%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 5 (6.49%) SSL
4 4 (5.19%) Network Security
4 4 (5.19%) VoIP
5 2 (2.60%) DNS
6 1 (1.30%) VPN
6 1 (1.30%) DHCP
6 1 (1.30%) SMS
6 1 (1.30%) PABX
6 1 (1.30%) Internet
6 1 (1.30%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (24.68%) SQL Server
2 8 (10.39%) Oracle9i Database
2 8 (10.39%) Oracle Database 11g
2 8 (10.39%) Oracle Database
3 6 (7.79%) Relational Database
3 6 (7.79%) RDBMS
4 4 (5.19%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (5.19%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (2.60%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 5 (6.49%) Visual Studio
1 5 (6.49%) Oracle Forms
1 5 (6.49%) AdminStudio
2 4 (5.19%) TeamCity
2 4 (5.19%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (5.19%) Octopus Deploy
3 3 (3.90%) MSBuild
4 1 (1.30%) CruiseControl
4 1 (1.30%) Subversion
General
1 4 (5.19%) Finance
2 3 (3.90%) Banking
3 1 (1.30%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 20 (25.97%) Developer
2 17 (22.08%) Analyst
3 10 (12.99%) Software Developer
3 10 (12.99%) Architect
4 9 (11.69%) Service Analyst
4 9 (11.69%) Service Desk Analyst
4 9 (11.69%) Infrastructure Architect
5 8 (10.39%) .NET Developer
6 7 (9.09%) Support Analyst
7 6 (7.79%) 1st Line Support
7 6 (7.79%) Systems Engineer
7 6 (7.79%) Senior Developer
8 5 (6.49%) Senior Software Developer
8 5 (6.49%) SCCM Engineer
9 4 (5.19%) DevOps Engineer
9 4 (5.19%) Configuration Engineer
9 4 (5.19%) Implementation Engineer
9 4 (5.19%) VB6 Developer
9 4 (5.19%) Configuration Manager
9 4 (5.19%) VB Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (24.68%) .NET
2 12 (15.58%) .NET Framework
2 12 (15.58%) Entity Framework
3 10 (12.99%) WCF
3 10 (12.99%) LINQ
4 9 (11.69%) ASP.NET
5 7 (9.09%) XML
6 6 (7.79%) WinForms
7 5 (6.49%) HTML
7 5 (6.49%) Flash
8 4 (5.19%) AngularJS
9 3 (3.90%) ASP.NET Web API
9 3 (3.90%) SOAP
9 3 (3.90%) WPF
10 2 (2.60%) RESTful
10 2 (2.60%) Web Services
11 1 (1.30%) CSS
11 1 (1.30%) ASP.NET MVC
11 1 (1.30%) REST
11 1 (1.30%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.99%) NHS
2 7 (9.09%) Data Centre
3 5 (6.49%) PKI
4 2 (2.60%) Reference Data
4 2 (2.60%) Data Integration
4 2 (2.60%) Clustering
5 1 (1.30%) iSeries
5 1 (1.30%) iPad
5 1 (1.30%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.30%) GIS
5 1 (1.30%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 22 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
2 19 (24.68%) Windows 7
3 10 (12.99%) Windows XP
4 9 (11.69%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (10.39%) Linux
6 7 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (7.79%) UNIX
8 5 (6.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (5.19%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (25.97%) ITIL
2 15 (19.48%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (14.29%) Migration
4 8 (10.39%) Service Management
4 8 (10.39%) Unit Testing
5 7 (9.09%) Automated Testing
5 7 (9.09%) OOP
6 5 (6.49%) UML
6 5 (6.49%) Change Management
6 5 (6.49%) Change Control
7 4 (5.19%) DevOps
7 4 (5.19%) Scrum
8 3 (3.90%) ITSM
8 3 (3.90%) MVC
8 3 (3.90%) Load Balancing
8 3 (3.90%) MVVM
8 3 (3.90%) Project Management
9 2 (2.60%) Server Building
9 2 (2.60%) SDLC
9 2 (2.60%) Network Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 18 (23.38%) C#
1 18 (23.38%) SQL
2 8 (10.39%) PL/SQL
3 7 (9.09%) T-SQL
4 5 (6.49%) Java
4 5 (6.49%) JavaScript
4 5 (6.49%) PowerShell
5 4 (5.19%) VBA
5 4 (5.19%) VB6
5 4 (5.19%) VB
6 2 (2.60%) VB.NET
6 2 (2.60%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (5.19%) CCNA
1 4 (5.19%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (5.19%) Degree
1 4 (5.19%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.90%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (2.60%) A+ Certification
4 1 (1.30%) MCTS
4 1 (1.30%) MCITP
4 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.30%) CCENT
4 1 (1.30%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.30%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (1.30%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.90%) SLA
2 2 (2.60%) HL7
System Software
1 24 (31.17%) Active Directory
2 11 (14.29%) Hyper-V
3 5 (6.49%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (3.90%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.30%) XenApp
5 1 (1.30%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 6 (7.79%) SCCM
2 5 (6.49%) Windows Intune
2 5 (6.49%) SCSM
3 3 (3.90%) Vagrant
3 3 (3.90%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (3.90%) SCOM
Vendors
1 41 (53.25%) Microsoft
2 15 (19.48%) VMware
3 10 (12.99%) Citrix
4 9 (11.69%) HP
5 8 (10.39%) Oracle
6 7 (9.09%) Dell
7 6 (7.79%) 3PAR
8 5 (6.49%) F5
8 5 (6.49%) Red Hat
8 5 (6.49%) Cisco
9 2 (2.60%) Veeam
10 1 (1.30%) Sitecore
10 1 (1.30%) Novell
10 1 (1.30%) Intel
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