The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the South Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 27 November 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 12 1 6
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +5
Contract jobs citing Windows 70 105 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 12.57% 26.38% 14.21%
As % of the Operating Systems category 72.16% 88.24% 68.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 53 25
Average daily rate
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£240 £275 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.72% -12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £150 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £359 £378 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £303
% change year-on-year
- -0.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 26 10
Average hourly rate £12.00 £14.44 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.86% +11.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.75 £12.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £20.84 £18.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -6.45%
Windows
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 South Wales region.

Operating Systems Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
97 119 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 17.41% 29.90% 20.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 55 40
Average daily rate £300 £270 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -13.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £150 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £385 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.76% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 27 11
Average hourly rate £11.13 £13.87 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.79% -15.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.50 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £22.17 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the South Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

Windows
Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows across the South Wales region.

Windows Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

Windows
Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 27 November 2014.

Windows Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

Windows
Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the South Wales region.

Windows Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

Windows
Hourly Rate Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 27 November 2014.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in South Wales

Windows
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 27 November 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff -15 34 £200 -27.60% 10
Newport -21 8 £344 +27.31% 3
Bridgend -2 4 £198 +61.22% 3
Caerphilly +2 3 - - 1
Monmouthshire - 2 - - 2
Rhondda Cynon Taff - 1 - -
Neath Port Talbot - - - -
Glamorgan - - - -
Gwent - - - -
Torfaen - - - - 1
Vale of Glamorgan - - - -
Merthyr Tydfil - - - -
Windows
Wales

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 62 (41.33%) Windows 7
2 48 (32.00%) Active Directory
3 46 (30.67%) Microsoft
4 35 (23.33%) SQL
5 33 (22.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 30 (20.00%) ITIL
7 27 (18.00%) Windows XP
8 25 (16.67%) IIS
9 23 (15.33%) MS Office
9 23 (15.33%) SQL Server
10 22 (14.67%) MS Excel
10 22 (14.67%) Security Cleared
10 22 (14.67%) VMware
11 21 (14.00%) Windows Server 2012
12 20 (13.33%) Linux
13 17 (11.33%) UNIX
13 17 (11.33%) TCP/IP
14 16 (10.67%) Migration
14 16 (10.67%) SC Cleared
15 15 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
15 15 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
16 14 (9.33%) Citrix
16 14 (9.33%) Finance
16 14 (9.33%) Agile Software Development
17 13 (8.67%) SCCM
17 13 (8.67%) MCITP
17 13 (8.67%) Windows Server 2003
18 12 (8.00%) DNS
18 12 (8.00%) Oracle
19 11 (7.33%) MCSE

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 25 (16.67%) IIS
2 11 (7.33%) MS Exchange
3 6 (4.00%) OpenROAD
3 6 (4.00%) SharePoint
4 5 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (2.67%) SharePoint Server
5 4 (2.67%) Lync
6 3 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (2.00%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (2.00%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (1.33%) JBoss
7 2 (1.33%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (1.33%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.67%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.67%) nginx
8 1 (0.67%) Apache
8 1 (0.67%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 23 (15.33%) MS Office
2 22 (14.67%) MS Excel
3 4 (2.67%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.67%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (6.67%) Office 365
3 2 (1.33%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 17 (11.33%) TCP/IP
2 12 (8.00%) DNS
3 11 (7.33%) SAN
4 10 (6.67%) Internet
4 10 (6.67%) LAN
4 10 (6.67%) VPN
4 10 (6.67%) DHCP
4 10 (6.67%) Firewall
5 8 (5.33%) WAN
6 3 (2.00%) Structured Cabling
6 3 (2.00%) Wireless
7 2 (1.33%) DSL
7 2 (1.33%) MPLS
7 2 (1.33%) VoIP
8 1 (0.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 1 (0.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 1 (0.67%) PABX
8 1 (0.67%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (0.67%) Cisco PIX
8 1 (0.67%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (15.33%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.33%) MySQL
2 8 (5.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (4.67%) Relational Database
3 7 (4.67%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (4.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (4.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (4.67%) RDBMS
4 6 (4.00%) Ingres
4 6 (4.00%) Hadoop
5 3 (2.00%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (1.33%) Pentaho
6 2 (1.33%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (1.33%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.67%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.67%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.67%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 2 (1.33%) Visual Studio
1 2 (1.33%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (0.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.67%) Subversion
General
1 14 (9.33%) Finance
2 4 (2.67%) Telecoms
2 4 (2.67%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.33%) Retail
4 1 (0.67%) Local Government
4 1 (0.67%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 39 (26.00%) Analyst
2 13 (8.67%) Service Desk Analyst
2 13 (8.67%) Service Analyst
3 12 (8.00%) Support Engineer
4 10 (6.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 10 (6.67%) Developer
5 9 (6.00%) Server Engineer
5 9 (6.00%) Wintel Engineer
6 8 (5.33%) 1st Line Support
6 8 (5.33%) Support Analyst
6 8 (5.33%) DBA
6 8 (5.33%) SQL DBA
7 6 (4.00%) Administrator
7 6 (4.00%) Architect
7 6 (4.00%) Wintel Server Engineer
8 5 (3.33%) SCCM Engineer
8 5 (3.33%) Help Desk Support
8 5 (3.33%) Software Engineer
9 4 (2.67%) Project Manager
9 4 (2.67%) Field Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.33%) .NET
2 7 (4.67%) HTML
3 5 (3.33%) CSS
4 4 (2.67%) Middleware
4 4 (2.67%) ASP.NET
4 4 (2.67%) XML
5 3 (2.00%) SOAP
5 3 (2.00%) Web Services
6 2 (1.33%) Apache Camel
7 1 (0.67%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 1 (0.67%) Windows SharePoint Services
7 1 (0.67%) jQuery
7 1 (0.67%) Silverlight
7 1 (0.67%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.00%) GIS
2 7 (4.67%) Management Information System
3 4 (2.67%) Blackberry
3 4 (2.67%) AS400
3 4 (2.67%) Visualisation
3 4 (2.67%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.00%) Statistics
5 2 (1.33%) EPoS
5 2 (1.33%) NHS
5 2 (1.33%) Replication
5 2 (1.33%) Data Integration
5 2 (1.33%) PKI
6 1 (0.67%) User Experience
6 1 (0.67%) Open Source
6 1 (0.67%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.67%) Mobile Payment
6 1 (0.67%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.67%) Clustering
6 1 (0.67%) E-Learning
6 1 (0.67%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 62 (41.33%) Windows 7
2 33 (22.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 27 (18.00%) Windows XP
4 21 (14.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 20 (13.33%) Linux
6 17 (11.33%) UNIX
7 13 (8.67%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (5.33%) Windows 8
9 6 (4.00%) AIX
10 2 (1.33%) CentOS
10 2 (1.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.67%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.67%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.67%) Android
11 1 (0.67%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (20.00%) ITIL
2 16 (10.67%) Migration
3 14 (9.33%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (6.00%) Project Management
5 8 (5.33%) Data Protection
5 8 (5.33%) Mentoring
6 7 (4.67%) Service Management
6 7 (4.67%) Service Delivery
6 7 (4.67%) Change Management
7 6 (4.00%) Incident Management
7 6 (4.00%) Software Engineering
7 6 (4.00%) Coaching
8 5 (3.33%) Kalman Filter
8 5 (3.33%) Customer Engagement
8 5 (3.33%) Cyber Security
8 5 (3.33%) UML
9 4 (2.67%) E-Commerce
9 4 (2.67%) PRINCE2
9 4 (2.67%) Unit Testing
9 4 (2.67%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 35 (23.33%) SQL
2 10 (6.67%) PowerShell
3 6 (4.00%) JavaScript
3 6 (4.00%) VB
4 5 (3.33%) VBScript
5 3 (2.00%) R
5 3 (2.00%) Java
5 3 (2.00%) C++
6 2 (1.33%) C
6 2 (1.33%) C#
7 1 (0.67%) Ruby
7 1 (0.67%) Perl
7 1 (0.67%) Python
7 1 (0.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 22 (14.67%) Security Cleared
2 16 (10.67%) SC Cleared
3 15 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (8.67%) MCITP
5 11 (7.33%) MCSE
6 8 (5.33%) MCTS
7 6 (4.00%) MCP
8 4 (2.67%) MCDBA
9 3 (2.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (1.33%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (1.33%) ISEB
10 2 (1.33%) CISSP
10 2 (1.33%) GCIA
10 2 (1.33%) GCFW
10 2 (1.33%) GCWN
10 2 (1.33%) GIAC
10 2 (1.33%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.67%) JNCIS
11 1 (0.67%) MCDST
11 1 (0.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.00%) SLA
2 1 (0.67%) HL7
System Software
1 48 (32.00%) Active Directory
2 10 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (4.00%) Hyper-V
4 5 (3.33%) XenApp
5 3 (2.00%) XenDesktop
5 3 (2.00%) Terminal Services
6 2 (1.33%) MetaFrame
6 2 (1.33%) Forefront TMG
6 2 (1.33%) UAG
6 2 (1.33%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.67%) vSphere
7 1 (0.67%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 13 (8.67%) SCCM
2 10 (6.67%) McAfee ePO
3 9 (6.00%) Windows Intune
4 8 (5.33%) SCDPM
5 4 (2.67%) Kibana
6 3 (2.00%) HP UCMDB
7 2 (1.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (1.33%) WSUS
7 2 (1.33%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (1.33%) Puppet
7 2 (1.33%) Ansible
Vendors
1 46 (30.67%) Microsoft
2 22 (14.67%) VMware
3 14 (9.33%) Citrix
4 12 (8.00%) Oracle
5 11 (7.33%) McAfee
6 7 (4.67%) Red Gate
6 7 (4.67%) HP
7 6 (4.00%) CheckPoint
7 6 (4.00%) Cisco
7 6 (4.00%) IBM
8 3 (2.00%) LANDesk
8 3 (2.00%) Mitel
8 3 (2.00%) Adobe
8 3 (2.00%) Websense
8 3 (2.00%) Juniper
9 2 (1.33%) ESRI
9 2 (1.33%) Sophos
9 2 (1.33%) Google
9 2 (1.33%) Sourcefire
9 2 (1.33%) Rackspace
Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South Wales
CPS Group
Posted: 7 days ago
Cardiff
CPS Group
Rate: £10 - £12 per hour
Posted: 15 days ago
Cardiff
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £9 - £12 per hour + Depending on Experience
Posted: 24 days ago