The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cardiff region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 26 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 7 16 15
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 50 30 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 17.92% 8.93% 9.27%
As % of the Operating Systems category 64.10% 37.04% 53.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 20 26
Median daily rate £300 £290 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £96 £168 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £425 £401
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 1
Median hourly rate £13.50 £12.75 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.90% -37.81%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.38 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+5.64% +6.89%
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
78 81 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 27.96% 24.11% 17.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 65 46
Median daily rate £350 £350 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £170 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £401
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £348 £310
% change year-on-year
+4.31% +12.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 1
Median hourly rate £13.00 £11.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.04% -43.90%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £16.20 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +8.00%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cardiff region citing Windows as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 26 June 2016.

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 26 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cardiff region with a requirement for Windows.

1 46 (38.66%) Windows Server
2 43 (36.13%) Active Directory
3 40 (33.61%) Windows 7
4 32 (26.89%) Microsoft
5 30 (25.21%) SQL Server
5 30 (25.21%) ITIL
6 26 (21.85%) Windows Server 2008
7 23 (19.33%) SQL
7 23 (19.33%) Windows Server 2012
8 20 (16.81%) VMware
9 18 (15.13%) Oracle
10 17 (14.29%) Windows XP
10 17 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
11 16 (13.45%) ITSM
12 15 (12.61%) Migration
13 14 (11.76%) Citrix
13 14 (11.76%) .NET
14 13 (10.92%) MySQL
14 13 (10.92%) C#
14 13 (10.92%) PHP
14 13 (10.92%) MS Office
14 13 (10.92%) Apache
14 13 (10.92%) MS Excel
14 13 (10.92%) Moodle
15 12 (10.08%) Oracle Database
15 12 (10.08%) LAN
15 12 (10.08%) HP
15 12 (10.08%) Security Cleared
15 12 (10.08%) .NET Framework
15 12 (10.08%) Unit Testing

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 13 (10.92%) Apache
1 13 (10.92%) Moodle
2 6 (5.04%) MS Exchange
3 5 (4.20%) IIS
4 2 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.68%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.68%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.84%) ArcGIS
5 1 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.84%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 13 (10.92%) MS Excel
1 13 (10.92%) MS Office
2 2 (1.68%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.68%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 9 (7.56%) Office 365
2 8 (6.72%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (10.08%) LAN
2 10 (8.40%) WAN
3 9 (7.56%) SAN
3 9 (7.56%) TCP/IP
4 5 (4.20%) DHCP
4 5 (4.20%) DNS
4 5 (4.20%) Firewall
4 5 (4.20%) Remote Desktop
5 3 (2.52%) Cisco IOS
5 3 (2.52%) Internet
5 3 (2.52%) VPN
5 3 (2.52%) Wireless
6 2 (1.68%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 2 (1.68%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 2 (1.68%) HTTP
6 2 (1.68%) SSL
6 2 (1.68%) VLAN
7 1 (0.84%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.84%) iSCSI
7 1 (0.84%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (25.21%) SQL Server
2 17 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (10.92%) MySQL
4 12 (10.08%) Oracle Database
5 11 (9.24%) Relational Database
6 10 (8.40%) Oracle Database 11g
6 10 (8.40%) RDBMS
7 9 (7.56%) Oracle9i Database
8 4 (3.36%) SQL Server 2014
9 3 (2.52%) GIS
10 2 (1.68%) DB2
10 2 (1.68%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 2 (1.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (1.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (1.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1 (0.84%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 10 (8.40%) Oracle Forms
2 9 (7.56%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (7.56%) Visual Studio
3 3 (2.52%) LoadRunner
4 2 (1.68%) HP UFT
4 2 (1.68%) JIRA
4 2 (1.68%) MSBuild
4 2 (1.68%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.84%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.84%) JBehave
5 1 (0.84%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.84%) JMeter
5 1 (0.84%) LoadUI
5 1 (0.84%) Maven
5 1 (0.84%) Ranorex
5 1 (0.84%) Selenium
5 1 (0.84%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.84%) TestComplete
5 1 (0.84%) WebDriver
General
1 8 (6.72%) Finance
2 4 (3.36%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.52%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 32 (26.89%) Developer
2 26 (21.85%) Analyst
3 23 (19.33%) Support Engineer
4 17 (14.29%) Software Developer
5 15 (12.61%) Service Analyst
5 15 (12.61%) Service Desk Analyst
6 12 (10.08%) Desktop Support
7 11 (9.24%) IT Support
8 10 (8.40%) 2nd Line Support
9 9 (7.56%) 1st Line Support
9 9 (7.56%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 9 (7.56%) Desktop Engineer
9 9 (7.56%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 9 (7.56%) Senior Developer
9 9 (7.56%) Senior Software Developer
10 8 (6.72%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
10 8 (6.72%) 1st Line Support Analyst
10 8 (6.72%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 8 (6.72%) Service Desk Support
10 8 (6.72%) Service Desk Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (11.76%) .NET
2 12 (10.08%) .NET Framework
3 10 (8.40%) Entity Framework
3 10 (8.40%) LINQ
3 10 (8.40%) WinForms
4 5 (4.20%) HTML
4 5 (4.20%) HTML5
4 5 (4.20%) WPF
5 4 (3.36%) SAPUI5
5 4 (3.36%) WCF
6 2 (1.68%) AutoMapper
6 2 (1.68%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 2 (1.68%) Castle Windsor
6 2 (1.68%) Code First Entity Framework
6 2 (1.68%) STL
6 2 (1.68%) XML
7 1 (0.84%) JAXB
7 1 (0.84%) Middleware
7 1 (0.84%) SAX
7 1 (0.84%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.24%) NHS
2 10 (8.40%) Data Centre
3 9 (7.56%) e-Learning
4 8 (6.72%) Statistics
5 6 (5.04%) Clustering
6 4 (3.36%) Management Information System
7 3 (2.52%) iPad
8 2 (1.68%) CMDB
8 2 (1.68%) Embedded Systems
8 2 (1.68%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.68%) Inversion of Control
8 2 (1.68%) PKI
9 1 (0.84%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.84%) Blockchain
9 1 (0.84%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.84%) PACS
Operating Systems
1 46 (38.66%) Windows Server
2 40 (33.61%) Windows 7
3 26 (21.85%) Windows Server 2008
4 23 (19.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 17 (14.29%) Windows XP
6 10 (8.40%) Windows 8
7 8 (6.72%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (5.88%) Linux
9 6 (5.04%) Unix
10 3 (2.52%) Windows 10
11 2 (1.68%) Mac OS X
11 2 (1.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.84%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.84%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (25.21%) ITIL
2 16 (13.45%) ITSM
3 15 (12.61%) Migration
4 12 (10.08%) Unit Testing
5 11 (9.24%) Incident Management
6 10 (8.40%) Change Control
6 10 (8.40%) OOP
6 10 (8.40%) Project Management
6 10 (8.40%) User Acceptance Testing
7 9 (7.56%) Penetration Testing
8 6 (5.04%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (4.20%) Scrum
10 4 (3.36%) MVVM
10 4 (3.36%) SDLC
10 4 (3.36%) Service Management
10 4 (3.36%) UML
10 4 (3.36%) Validation
11 3 (2.52%) Server Building
11 3 (2.52%) Software Engineering
11 3 (2.52%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (19.33%) SQL
2 13 (10.92%) C#
2 13 (10.92%) PHP
3 10 (8.40%) PL/SQL
4 4 (3.36%) ABAP
4 4 (3.36%) JavaScript
5 3 (2.52%) C++
5 3 (2.52%) PowerShell
6 2 (1.68%) Java
6 2 (1.68%) VC++
7 1 (0.84%) C
Qualifications
1 12 (10.08%) Security Cleared
2 7 (5.88%) SC Cleared
3 6 (5.04%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (4.20%) CCNA
5 3 (2.52%) MCSE
5 3 (2.52%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.68%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (1.68%) MCITP
6 2 (1.68%) MCTS
7 1 (0.84%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.84%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.36%) Disclosure Scotland
1 4 (3.36%) SLA
2 2 (1.68%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.68%) QA
System Software
1 43 (36.13%) Active Directory
2 7 (5.88%) Virtual Servers
2 7 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (4.20%) Hyper-V
3 5 (4.20%) vSphere
4 2 (1.68%) ProxySG
4 2 (1.68%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.84%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.84%) NFS
5 1 (0.84%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.84%) VMware Server
5 1 (0.84%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 11 (9.24%) SCCM
2 5 (4.20%) Failover Clustering
2 5 (4.20%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (1.68%) BMC Marimba
3 2 (1.68%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (1.68%) WSUS
4 1 (0.84%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.84%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (0.84%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.84%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.84%) SCOM
4 1 (0.84%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (0.84%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.84%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 32 (26.89%) Microsoft
2 20 (16.81%) VMware
3 18 (15.13%) Oracle
4 14 (11.76%) Citrix
5 12 (10.08%) HP
6 10 (8.40%) Cisco
6 10 (8.40%) SAP
7 9 (7.56%) NetApp
8 4 (3.36%) Apple
9 3 (2.52%) Canon
9 3 (2.52%) CheckPoint
10 2 (1.68%) Blue Coat
10 2 (1.68%) BMC
10 2 (1.68%) F5
10 2 (1.68%) IBM
10 2 (1.68%) Red Hat
10 2 (1.68%) Remedy
10 2 (1.68%) ServiceNow
10 2 (1.68%) Sybase
11 1 (0.84%) Avaya
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Austin Fraser
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