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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 10 3 9
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +6
Contract jobs citing Windows 76 95 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 13.87% 22.78% 13.38%
As % of the Operating Systems category 76.00% 81.90% 67.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 47 27
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£223 £278 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.81% -11.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £147 £155 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £388 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 24 10
Average hourly rate £12.50 £14.44 £12.71
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.40% +13.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £11.80 £9.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £21.50 £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.81 £15.00 £16.16
% change year-on-year
-1.28% -7.14%
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
100 116 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 18.25% 27.82% 19.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 53 44
Average daily rate £300 £288 £316
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £159 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £388 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 26 12
Average hourly rate £12.00 £15.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.50 £9.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £28.00 £21.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -14.28%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 24 December 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 -10 33 £175 -41.17% 17
Bridgend +1 9 £450 +267.34%
Newport -14 9 £325 +22.64% 3
Caerphilly +2 3 - - 1
Monmouthshire - 2 - -
Gwent - - - -
Torfaen - - - - 3
Vale of Glamorgan - - - - 1
Rhondda Cynon Taff - - - -
Neath Port Talbot - - - -
Glamorgan - - - -
Windows
Wales

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 51 (37.78%) Windows 7
2 46 (34.07%) Active Directory
3 42 (31.11%) Microsoft
4 29 (21.48%) ITIL
5 27 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 26 (19.26%) SQL
7 24 (17.78%) VMware
8 23 (17.04%) Windows XP
9 21 (15.56%) IIS
10 20 (14.81%) Security Cleared
11 19 (14.07%) Finance
12 18 (13.33%) Linux
13 17 (12.59%) MS Excel
13 17 (12.59%) Windows Server 2003
14 16 (11.85%) UNIX
14 16 (11.85%) MS Office
15 15 (11.11%) SC Cleared
15 15 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
16 14 (10.37%) Agile Software Development
16 14 (10.37%) SQL Server
16 14 (10.37%) Citrix
17 13 (9.63%) MS Exchange
17 13 (9.63%) VMware Infrastructure
18 12 (8.89%) Migration
18 12 (8.89%) TCP/IP
19 11 (8.15%) MCP
19 11 (8.15%) Service Management
19 11 (8.15%) SCCM
20 10 (7.41%) IBM
20 10 (7.41%) LAN

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 21 (15.56%) IIS
2 13 (9.63%) MS Exchange
3 8 (5.93%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (4.44%) OpenROAD
5 5 (3.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 5 (3.70%) SharePoint
5 5 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (2.96%) SharePoint Server
6 4 (2.96%) Exchange Server 2000
7 3 (2.22%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (2.22%) Tomcat
7 3 (2.22%) Lync
8 2 (1.48%) Oracle Workflow
8 2 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (1.48%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.74%) nginx
9 1 (0.74%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.74%) IBM HTTP Server
9 1 (0.74%) Apache
Applications
1 17 (12.59%) MS Excel
2 16 (11.85%) MS Office
3 1 (0.74%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.74%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (3.70%) Office 365
3 2 (1.48%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 12 (8.89%) TCP/IP
2 10 (7.41%) LAN
3 9 (6.67%) DNS
4 8 (5.93%) SAN
4 8 (5.93%) WAN
4 8 (5.93%) Firewall
5 6 (4.44%) DHCP
5 6 (4.44%) Internet
6 5 (3.70%) VPN
7 3 (2.22%) Structured Cabling
8 2 (1.48%) Wireless
8 2 (1.48%) SNMP
8 2 (1.48%) DSL
8 2 (1.48%) MPLS
9 1 (0.74%) OSPF
9 1 (0.74%) BGP
9 1 (0.74%) HTTP
9 1 (0.74%) RIP
9 1 (0.74%) VoIP
9 1 (0.74%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (10.37%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.19%) RDBMS
2 7 (5.19%) Relational Database
3 6 (4.44%) Ingres
4 3 (2.22%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (2.22%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.48%) MySQL
5 2 (1.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.74%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.74%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.74%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 3 (2.22%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.48%) Subversion
3 1 (0.74%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 19 (14.07%) Finance
2 5 (3.70%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.96%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.48%) Retail
5 1 (0.74%) Local Government
5 1 (0.74%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 33 (24.44%) Analyst
2 14 (10.37%) Support Engineer
2 14 (10.37%) Service Analyst
2 14 (10.37%) Service Desk Analyst
3 11 (8.15%) 1st Line Support
4 10 (7.41%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 8 (5.93%) Support Analyst
6 7 (5.19%) Developer
6 7 (5.19%) Consultant
6 7 (5.19%) Administrator
6 7 (5.19%) Wintel Engineer
7 6 (4.44%) Server Engineer
7 6 (4.44%) 2nd Line Support
8 5 (3.70%) Change Consultant
8 5 (3.70%) Architect
8 5 (3.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (3.70%) Wintel Consultant
9 4 (2.96%) IT Support
9 4 (2.96%) Windows Support Engineer
9 4 (2.96%) SharePoint Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.96%) HTML
2 3 (2.22%) .NET
2 3 (2.22%) SOAP
2 3 (2.22%) Web Services
2 3 (2.22%) XML
3 2 (1.48%) XHTML
3 2 (1.48%) Middleware
3 2 (1.48%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 1 (0.74%) CSS
4 1 (0.74%) Windows SharePoint Services
4 1 (0.74%) jQuery
4 1 (0.74%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.67%) AS400
2 8 (5.93%) Management Information System
3 6 (4.44%) Blackberry
3 6 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.70%) GIS
5 4 (2.96%) Clustering
6 3 (2.22%) Statistics
7 2 (1.48%) Visualisation
7 2 (1.48%) EPoS
7 2 (1.48%) NHS
7 2 (1.48%) Replication
8 1 (0.74%) Device Driver
8 1 (0.74%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.74%) Open Source
8 1 (0.74%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.74%) Mobile Payment
8 1 (0.74%) User Experience
8 1 (0.74%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.74%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.74%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 51 (37.78%) Windows 7
2 27 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 23 (17.04%) Windows XP
4 18 (13.33%) Linux
5 17 (12.59%) Windows Server 2003
6 16 (11.85%) UNIX
7 15 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (4.44%) AIX
9 5 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (3.70%) Windows 8
10 2 (1.48%) CentOS
10 2 (1.48%) OS/400
11 1 (0.74%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.74%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.74%) Android
11 1 (0.74%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.74%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (21.48%) ITIL
2 14 (10.37%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (8.89%) Migration
4 11 (8.15%) Service Management
5 9 (6.67%) Service Delivery
5 9 (6.67%) Incident Management
6 7 (5.19%) Project Management
6 7 (5.19%) Change Management
6 7 (5.19%) UML
6 7 (5.19%) Mentoring
7 6 (4.44%) Coaching
8 5 (3.70%) Customer Engagement
8 5 (3.70%) PRINCE2
8 5 (3.70%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (2.96%) E-Commerce
9 4 (2.96%) Data Protection
9 4 (2.96%) User Stories
10 3 (2.22%) Waterfall
10 3 (2.22%) Change Control
10 3 (2.22%) Software Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (19.26%) SQL
2 8 (5.93%) PowerShell
3 4 (2.96%) C
3 4 (2.96%) VB
4 3 (2.22%) C++
4 3 (2.22%) R
5 2 (1.48%) VBScript
6 1 (0.74%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.74%) Perl
6 1 (0.74%) C#
6 1 (0.74%) Python
6 1 (0.74%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.74%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 20 (14.81%) Security Cleared
2 15 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 11 (8.15%) MCP
4 9 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (5.19%) MCSE
6 6 (4.44%) MCITP
7 5 (3.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (2.96%) MCTS
9 3 (2.22%) Degree
10 2 (1.48%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (1.48%) ISEB
10 2 (1.48%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (1.48%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.74%) VCP5
11 1 (0.74%) CISSP
11 1 (0.74%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.74%) A+ Certification
11 1 (0.74%) MCDBA
11 1 (0.74%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.96%) SLA
2 2 (1.48%) HL7
System Software
1 46 (34.07%) Active Directory
2 13 (9.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (6.67%) XenApp
4 7 (5.19%) VMware ESX
5 6 (4.44%) Hyper-V
6 5 (3.70%) Terminal Services
7 2 (1.48%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.74%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (8.15%) SCCM
2 4 (2.96%) McAfee ePO
2 4 (2.96%) Windows Intune
2 4 (2.96%) SCDPM
3 3 (2.22%) HP UCMDB
3 3 (2.22%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (1.48%) BMC PATROL
4 2 (1.48%) SCOM
4 2 (1.48%) BladeLogic
4 2 (1.48%) BMC Performance Manager
4 2 (1.48%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.48%) Puppet
4 2 (1.48%) Ansible
5 1 (0.74%) ARCserve
5 1 (0.74%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.74%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 42 (31.11%) Microsoft
2 24 (17.78%) VMware
3 14 (10.37%) Citrix
4 10 (7.41%) IBM
5 8 (5.93%) McAfee
6 6 (4.44%) Cisco
6 6 (4.44%) Oracle
7 5 (3.70%) HP
7 5 (3.70%) CheckPoint
8 4 (2.96%) Red Hat
9 3 (2.22%) Symantec
9 3 (2.22%) F5
9 3 (2.22%) LANDesk
10 2 (1.48%) Mitel
10 2 (1.48%) Google
10 2 (1.48%) Rackspace
10 2 (1.48%) Apple
10 2 (1.48%) Juniper
10 2 (1.48%) BMC
11 1 (0.74%) NetApp
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