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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 25 May 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 4 13 9
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -4
Contract jobs citing Windows 95 78 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 20.56% 15.03% 13.72%
As % of the Operating Systems category 61.69% 58.21% 68.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 48 50
Median daily rate £350 £320 £289
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% +10.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £142 £160 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £502 £428
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.15% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 13 8
Median hourly rate £13.35 £12.50 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.84% +4.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £9.80 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £18.47 £17.46
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.25 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+1.63% +1.66%
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
154 134 127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 33.33% 25.82% 20.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 92 77
Median daily rate £365 £338 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.14% +22.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £143 £160 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £345 £313
% change year-on-year
+5.79% +10.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 13 8
Median hourly rate £13.35 £11.97 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.50% -0.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.73 £9.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £18.26 £19.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.22%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South Wales region citing Windows as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 May 2016.

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
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 25 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff +2 51 £288 -3.36% 7
Newport +7 18 £385 +1.31% 3
Bridgend - 4 £450 - 6
Torfaen -1 3 - - 1
Neath Port Talbot - 3 £240 -
Caerphilly 0 1 - -
Monmouthshire - 1 £140 -
Windows
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Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 South Wales region with a requirement for Windows.

1 73 (37.06%) Active Directory
2 70 (35.53%) Windows Server
3 54 (27.41%) Microsoft
4 52 (26.40%) Windows 7
5 45 (22.84%) SQL
6 42 (21.32%) ITIL
6 42 (21.32%) VMware
7 38 (19.29%) Windows Server 2008
8 36 (18.27%) Security Cleared
8 36 (18.27%) SQL Server
9 35 (17.77%) Windows Server 2012
10 31 (15.74%) C#
11 30 (15.23%) SC Cleared
12 29 (14.72%) Linux
13 26 (13.20%) Migration
13 26 (13.20%) Software Engineering
14 24 (12.18%) TCP/IP
15 23 (11.68%) OO
15 23 (11.68%) MS Office
15 23 (11.68%) .NET
15 23 (11.68%) Cisco
15 23 (11.68%) Citrix
15 23 (11.68%) SQL Server 2008
16 22 (11.17%) Unit Testing
16 22 (11.17%) Windows XP
17 21 (10.66%) ITSM
18 18 (9.14%) Visual Studio
18 18 (9.14%) Oracle
18 18 (9.14%) UML
19 16 (8.12%) MS Excel

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales 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 (6.60%) Apache
1 13 (6.60%) Moodle
2 12 (6.09%) MS Exchange
3 8 (4.06%) IIS
4 6 (3.05%) SharePoint
5 5 (2.54%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (2.54%) IBM Domino
5 5 (2.54%) IBM Notes
6 3 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (1.52%) OpenStack
7 2 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.51%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2000
8 1 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.51%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 23 (11.68%) MS Office
2 16 (8.12%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.52%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.51%) Adobe Premiere
4 1 (0.51%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (2.03%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.51%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 13 (6.60%) Microsoft Azure
1 13 (6.60%) Office 365
2 5 (2.54%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.52%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 24 (12.18%) TCP/IP
2 15 (7.61%) LAN
3 14 (7.11%) DNS
4 12 (6.09%) Firewall
4 12 (6.09%) SAN
4 12 (6.09%) WAN
5 11 (5.58%) VoIP
5 11 (5.58%) VPN
6 10 (5.08%) DHCP
7 7 (3.55%) SNMP
8 5 (2.54%) Remote Desktop
8 5 (2.54%) SMTP
8 5 (2.54%) Wireless
9 3 (1.52%) Cisco IOS
9 3 (1.52%) Internet
10 2 (1.02%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 2 (1.02%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 2 (1.02%) HTTP
10 2 (1.02%) SSL
10 2 (1.02%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (18.27%) SQL Server
2 23 (11.68%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (6.60%) MySQL
4 12 (6.09%) Oracle Database
5 10 (5.08%) Oracle Database 11g
5 10 (5.08%) RDBMS
5 10 (5.08%) Relational Database
6 9 (4.57%) Oracle9i Database
7 4 (2.03%) SQL Server 2014
8 3 (1.52%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 3 (1.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (1.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (1.02%) Azure SQL Database
9 2 (1.02%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (1.02%) DB2
9 2 (1.02%) GIS
10 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 18 (9.14%) Visual Studio
2 13 (6.60%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (5.08%) Oracle Forms
4 7 (3.55%) Eclipse
4 7 (3.55%) Rational DOORS
4 7 (3.55%) StarTeam
5 4 (2.03%) Jenkins
5 4 (2.03%) JIRA
5 4 (2.03%) TeamCity
6 3 (1.52%) LoadRunner
6 3 (1.52%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (1.02%) HP UFT
7 2 (1.02%) MSBuild
8 1 (0.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.51%) JMeter
8 1 (0.51%) Ranorex
8 1 (0.51%) Selenium
8 1 (0.51%) Subversion
8 1 (0.51%) TestComplete
8 1 (0.51%) WebDriver
General
1 10 (5.08%) Finance
2 4 (2.03%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.52%) Back Office
4 2 (1.02%) Local Government
5 1 (0.51%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 40 (20.30%) Analyst
2 36 (18.27%) Developer
3 30 (15.23%) Support Engineer
4 22 (11.17%) Software Developer
5 21 (10.66%) Service Analyst
5 21 (10.66%) Service Desk Analyst
6 19 (9.64%) Software Engineer
7 15 (7.61%) 2nd Line Support
7 15 (7.61%) Desktop Support
7 15 (7.61%) Senior Software Engineer
8 14 (7.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 13 (6.60%) 1st Line Support
10 12 (6.09%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
10 12 (6.09%) 1st Line Support Analyst
11 11 (5.58%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 11 (5.58%) Senior Developer
11 11 (5.58%) Senior Software Developer
12 10 (5.08%) Service Desk Support
12 10 (5.08%) Service Desk Support Analyst
13 9 (4.57%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (11.68%) .NET
2 13 (6.60%) .NET Framework
2 13 (6.60%) HTML
3 10 (5.08%) Entity Framework
3 10 (5.08%) LINQ
3 10 (5.08%) Web Services
3 10 (5.08%) WinForms
4 9 (4.57%) ASP.NET
4 9 (4.57%) CSS
5 6 (3.05%) WPF
6 4 (2.03%) HTML5
6 4 (2.03%) SAPUI5
6 4 (2.03%) WCF
7 3 (1.52%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 3 (1.52%) STL
7 3 (1.52%) XML
8 2 (1.02%) AutoMapper
8 2 (1.02%) Castle Windsor
8 2 (1.02%) Code First Entity Framework
9 1 (0.51%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (5.58%) Data Centre
2 10 (5.08%) NHS
3 9 (4.57%) e-Learning
4 8 (4.06%) Clustering
4 8 (4.06%) Statistics
5 5 (2.54%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (2.54%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.03%) CMDB
7 3 (1.52%) Embedded Systems
7 3 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.52%) iPad
8 2 (1.02%) Inversion of Control
8 2 (1.02%) PKI
9 1 (0.51%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.51%) Blockchain
9 1 (0.51%) CLARiiON
9 1 (0.51%) EMC VNX
9 1 (0.51%) LPAR
9 1 (0.51%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.51%) PACS
Operating Systems
1 70 (35.53%) Windows Server
2 52 (26.40%) Windows 7
3 38 (19.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 35 (17.77%) Windows Server 2012
5 29 (14.72%) Linux
6 22 (11.17%) Windows XP
7 16 (8.12%) Windows 8
8 15 (7.61%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (4.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (3.05%) Unix
11 3 (1.52%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.51%) AIX
12 1 (0.51%) Android
12 1 (0.51%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.51%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (21.32%) ITIL
2 26 (13.20%) Migration
2 26 (13.20%) Software Engineering
3 23 (11.68%) OO
4 22 (11.17%) Unit Testing
5 21 (10.66%) ITSM
6 18 (9.14%) UML
7 16 (8.12%) Configuration Management
8 13 (6.60%) Incident Management
9 12 (6.09%) Cross-Platform Development
9 12 (6.09%) Project Management
9 12 (6.09%) Requirements Engineering
10 10 (5.08%) Agile Software Development
10 10 (5.08%) Change Control
10 10 (5.08%) OOP
10 10 (5.08%) User Acceptance Testing
11 9 (4.57%) Penetration Testing
12 8 (4.06%) OOA/OOD
12 8 (4.06%) Scrum
13 7 (3.55%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 45 (22.84%) SQL
2 31 (15.74%) C#
3 15 (7.61%) C++
4 13 (6.60%) JavaScript
4 13 (6.60%) PHP
5 12 (6.09%) PowerShell
6 10 (5.08%) PL/SQL
7 6 (3.05%) C
8 4 (2.03%) ABAP
9 2 (1.02%) VC++
10 1 (0.51%) Java
10 1 (0.51%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 36 (18.27%) Security Cleared
2 30 (15.23%) SC Cleared
3 9 (4.57%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (4.06%) CCNA
5 4 (2.03%) MCSE
5 4 (2.03%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.02%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (1.02%) MCITP
6 2 (1.02%) MCTS
7 1 (0.51%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.51%) CCNP
7 1 (0.51%) Degree
7 1 (0.51%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.51%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.51%) MCP
7 1 (0.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.57%) SLA
2 5 (2.54%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (1.52%) Data Quality
4 2 (1.02%) QA
5 1 (0.51%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.51%) TickIT
System Software
1 73 (37.06%) Active Directory
2 11 (5.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.54%) Hyper-V
3 5 (2.54%) VMware ESX
3 5 (2.54%) vSphere
4 3 (1.52%) ProxySG
5 2 (1.02%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.51%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.51%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (0.51%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.51%) VMware Server
6 1 (0.51%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 11 (5.58%) SCCM
2 3 (1.52%) Ansible
2 3 (1.52%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.52%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (1.52%) SCOM
3 2 (1.02%) BMC Marimba
3 2 (1.02%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (1.02%) Tivoli
3 2 (1.02%) WSUS
4 1 (0.51%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.51%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (0.51%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.51%) nmon
4 1 (0.51%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.51%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.51%) Red Hat Satellite
4 1 (0.51%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 54 (27.41%) Microsoft
2 42 (21.32%) VMware
3 23 (11.68%) Cisco
3 23 (11.68%) Citrix
4 18 (9.14%) Oracle
5 15 (7.61%) HP
6 11 (5.58%) SAP
7 10 (5.08%) NetApp
8 8 (4.06%) Red Hat
9 7 (3.55%) Coverity
10 5 (2.54%) Lotus
10 5 (2.54%) Remedy
11 4 (2.03%) Apple
11 4 (2.03%) BMC
11 4 (2.03%) CheckPoint
12 3 (1.52%) Atlassian
12 3 (1.52%) Blue Coat
12 3 (1.52%) IBM
12 3 (1.52%) New Relic
12 3 (1.52%) Rackspace
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