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 30 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 3 15 11
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -4
Contract jobs citing Windows 108 68 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 22.31% 11.58% 13.82%
As % of the Operating Systems category 74.48% 50.37% 69.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 39 58
Median daily rate £348 £305 £319
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.93% -4.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £122 £168 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £467
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 12 10
Median hourly rate £13.50 £12.75 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.90% +6.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £9.65 £9.96
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.60 £15.73 £15.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% +6.89%
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
145 135 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 29.96% 23.00% 19.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 91 83
Median daily rate £350 £350 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £122 £165 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £345 £310
% change year-on-year
+4.34% +11.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 12 10
Median hourly rate £13.00 £12.45 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.45% -0.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £9.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.80 £15.75 £17.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +10.00%

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 30 June 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 30 June 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 +7 49 £300 +1.69% 6
Newport +15 30 £375 +2.73%
Bridgend - 8 £450 - 8
Torfaen -1 3 - - 1
Neath Port Talbot - 2 - -
Caerphilly 0 1 - -
Windows
Wales

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 30 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 South Wales region with a requirement for Windows.

1 78 (35.29%) Active Directory
2 73 (33.03%) Windows Server
3 62 (28.05%) Windows 7
4 61 (27.60%) Microsoft
5 55 (24.89%) Security Cleared
6 52 (23.53%) SQL
7 45 (20.36%) SC Cleared
8 44 (19.91%) VMware
9 40 (18.10%) ITIL
10 39 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
11 38 (17.19%) C#
12 37 (16.74%) SQL Server
12 37 (16.74%) TCP/IP
13 33 (14.93%) Software Engineering
14 32 (14.48%) Windows Server 2012
15 31 (14.03%) Linux
16 30 (13.57%) OO
17 26 (11.76%) UML
18 25 (11.31%) Visual Studio
19 24 (10.86%) Migration
19 24 (10.86%) .NET
19 24 (10.86%) SQL Server 2008
20 23 (10.41%) Cisco
21 22 (9.95%) C++
21 22 (9.95%) Windows XP
22 21 (9.50%) MS Office
22 21 (9.50%) Unit Testing
23 20 (9.05%) VoIP
23 20 (9.05%) MS Excel
23 20 (9.05%) Citrix

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 16 (7.24%) MS Exchange
2 13 (5.88%) Apache
2 13 (5.88%) Moodle
3 9 (4.07%) IIS
4 6 (2.71%) SAS
5 5 (2.26%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (2.26%) IBM Domino
5 5 (2.26%) IBM Notes
5 5 (2.26%) SharePoint
6 3 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.90%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.45%) ArcGIS
8 1 (0.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2000
8 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.45%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.45%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 21 (9.50%) MS Office
2 20 (9.05%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.90%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.45%) Adobe Premiere
4 1 (0.45%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.81%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.45%) assyst
2 1 (0.45%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 16 (7.24%) Office 365
2 11 (4.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.36%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.45%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 37 (16.74%) TCP/IP
2 20 (9.05%) VoIP
3 16 (7.24%) DNS
3 16 (7.24%) LAN
4 15 (6.79%) Firewall
4 15 (6.79%) SNMP
5 12 (5.43%) DHCP
5 12 (5.43%) WAN
6 11 (4.98%) SAN
7 10 (4.52%) VPN
8 6 (2.71%) Wireless
9 5 (2.26%) Remote Desktop
9 5 (2.26%) SMTP
10 3 (1.36%) Cisco IOS
10 3 (1.36%) Internet
10 3 (1.36%) NetScaler
11 2 (0.90%) Cisco IPT
11 2 (0.90%) HTTP
11 2 (0.90%) SSL
11 2 (0.90%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (16.74%) SQL Server
2 24 (10.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (5.88%) MySQL
4 12 (5.43%) Oracle Database
5 11 (4.98%) Relational Database
6 10 (4.52%) Oracle Database 11g
6 10 (4.52%) RDBMS
7 9 (4.07%) Oracle9i Database
8 6 (2.71%) Base SAS
8 6 (2.71%) SAS Enterprise Guide
9 4 (1.81%) SQL Server 2014
10 3 (1.36%) GIS
11 2 (0.90%) BusinessObjects
11 2 (0.90%) DB2
11 2 (0.90%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 2 (0.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 2 (0.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 2 (0.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 1 (0.45%) Azure SQL Database
12 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 25 (11.31%) Visual Studio
2 16 (7.24%) Eclipse
3 15 (6.79%) Rational DOORS
3 15 (6.79%) StarTeam
4 10 (4.52%) Oracle Forms
4 10 (4.52%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (1.36%) JIRA
5 3 (1.36%) LoadRunner
5 3 (1.36%) TeamCity
6 2 (0.90%) HP UFT
6 2 (0.90%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.90%) MSBuild
7 1 (0.45%) Bugzilla
7 1 (0.45%) InstallShield
7 1 (0.45%) IntelliJ
7 1 (0.45%) JMeter
7 1 (0.45%) JUnit
7 1 (0.45%) Maven
7 1 (0.45%) MSI
7 1 (0.45%) Subversion
General
1 10 (4.52%) Finance
2 5 (2.26%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.36%) Back Office
4 1 (0.45%) Aerospace
4 1 (0.45%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 48 (21.72%) Developer
2 34 (15.38%) Support Engineer
3 33 (14.93%) Analyst
4 25 (11.31%) 2nd Line Support
5 24 (10.86%) Software Developer
5 24 (10.86%) Software Engineer
6 23 (10.41%) Desktop Support
7 20 (9.05%) Senior Software Engineer
8 19 (8.60%) Service Analyst
8 19 (8.60%) Service Desk Analyst
9 18 (8.14%) Desktop Engineer
10 16 (7.24%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 15 (6.79%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 13 (5.88%) 1st Line Support
12 13 (5.88%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
12 13 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 12 (5.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 11 (4.98%) IT Support
14 11 (4.98%) Senior Developer
14 11 (4.98%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (10.86%) .NET
2 14 (6.33%) .NET Framework
3 13 (5.88%) HTML
4 10 (4.52%) Entity Framework
4 10 (4.52%) LINQ
4 10 (4.52%) WinForms
5 9 (4.07%) Web Services
6 8 (3.62%) ASP.NET
6 8 (3.62%) CSS
7 6 (2.71%) WPF
8 5 (2.26%) HTML5
9 4 (1.81%) SAPUI5
9 4 (1.81%) WCF
10 3 (1.36%) Boost C++ Libraries
10 3 (1.36%) STL
11 2 (0.90%) AutoMapper
11 2 (0.90%) Castle Windsor
11 2 (0.90%) Code First Entity Framework
11 2 (0.90%) XML
12 1 (0.45%) NancyFx
Miscellaneous
1 11 (4.98%) NHS
2 10 (4.52%) Clustering
3 9 (4.07%) e-Learning
4 8 (3.62%) Data Centre
4 8 (3.62%) Statistics
5 6 (2.71%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (1.81%) CMDB
6 4 (1.81%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.36%) Embedded Systems
7 3 (1.36%) iPad
8 2 (0.90%) Blackberry
8 2 (0.90%) Inversion of Control
8 2 (0.90%) PKI
8 2 (0.90%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.45%) CLARiiON
9 1 (0.45%) EMC VNX
9 1 (0.45%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.45%) LPAR
9 1 (0.45%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.45%) PACS
Operating Systems
1 73 (33.03%) Windows Server
2 62 (28.05%) Windows 7
3 39 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
4 32 (14.48%) Windows Server 2012
5 31 (14.03%) Linux
6 22 (9.95%) Windows XP
7 13 (5.88%) Windows 8
8 12 (5.43%) Unix
9 11 (4.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 11 (4.98%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (2.71%) Windows 10
11 2 (0.90%) Android
11 2 (0.90%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.45%) AIX
12 1 (0.45%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.45%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.45%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (18.10%) ITIL
2 33 (14.93%) Software Engineering
3 30 (13.57%) OO
4 26 (11.76%) UML
5 24 (10.86%) Migration
6 21 (9.50%) Unit Testing
7 19 (8.60%) Configuration Management
7 19 (8.60%) ITSM
8 16 (7.24%) OOA/OOD
9 15 (6.79%) Requirements Management
10 14 (6.33%) Agile Software Development
11 13 (5.88%) Incident Management
12 11 (4.98%) Cross-Platform Development
12 11 (4.98%) Requirements Engineering
12 11 (4.98%) SDLC
13 10 (4.52%) Change Control
13 10 (4.52%) OOP
13 10 (4.52%) Project Management
13 10 (4.52%) User Acceptance Testing
14 9 (4.07%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 52 (23.53%) SQL
2 38 (17.19%) C#
3 22 (9.95%) C++
4 13 (5.88%) C
4 13 (5.88%) PHP
5 12 (5.43%) JavaScript
6 10 (4.52%) PL/SQL
6 10 (4.52%) PowerShell
7 4 (1.81%) ABAP
8 2 (0.90%) Embedded C
8 2 (0.90%) Embedded C++
8 2 (0.90%) Java
8 2 (0.90%) VC++
9 1 (0.45%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 55 (24.89%) Security Cleared
2 45 (20.36%) SC Cleared
3 8 (3.62%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (3.17%) CCNA
5 4 (1.81%) MCSE
5 4 (1.81%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.90%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (0.90%) MCITP
6 2 (0.90%) MCTS
7 1 (0.45%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.45%) CCNP
7 1 (0.45%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.45%) MCP
7 1 (0.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.62%) SLA
2 5 (2.26%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.90%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.90%) QA
4 1 (0.45%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.45%) TickIT
System Software
1 78 (35.29%) Active Directory
2 13 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (3.62%) Virtual Servers
4 7 (3.17%) VMware ESX
4 7 (3.17%) vSphere
5 5 (2.26%) Hyper-V
6 3 (1.36%) ProxySG
7 2 (0.90%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (0.90%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.90%) XenApp
8 1 (0.45%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.45%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (0.45%) NFS
8 1 (0.45%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.45%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 17 (7.69%) SCCM
2 6 (2.71%) Microsoft Clustering
3 5 (2.26%) Failover Clustering
4 4 (1.81%) Backup Exec
4 4 (1.81%) Cisco Prime
4 4 (1.81%) Norton AntiVirus
4 4 (1.81%) SCOM
5 3 (1.36%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.90%) BMC Marimba
6 2 (0.90%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.90%) Tivoli
6 2 (0.90%) WSUS
7 1 (0.45%) Ansible
7 1 (0.45%) HP Data Protector
7 1 (0.45%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.45%) nmon
7 1 (0.45%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.45%) Red Hat Satellite
7 1 (0.45%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.45%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 61 (27.60%) Microsoft
2 44 (19.91%) VMware
3 23 (10.41%) Cisco
4 20 (9.05%) Citrix
5 19 (8.60%) Oracle
6 15 (6.79%) Coverity
7 14 (6.33%) HP
8 11 (4.98%) Red Hat
9 9 (4.07%) SAP
10 7 (3.17%) CheckPoint
10 7 (3.17%) NetApp
11 5 (2.26%) Apple
11 5 (2.26%) IBM
11 5 (2.26%) Lotus
11 5 (2.26%) Remedy
12 4 (1.81%) BMC
12 4 (1.81%) Symantec
13 3 (1.36%) arcserve
13 3 (1.36%) Intel Security
13 3 (1.36%) Juniper
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