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 23 January 2015 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 8 6 7
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows 81 62 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 15.55% 15.46% 14.32%
As % of the Operating Systems category 80.20% 77.50% 71.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 27 26
Average daily rate
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£300 £265 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.20% -15.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £155 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £388 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £290 £310
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 16 13
Average hourly rate £15.25 £13.87 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.94% +6.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.85 £11.25 £9.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £16.08 £21.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.15
% change year-on-year
- -7.12%
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
101 80 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 19.39% 19.95% 20.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 36 39
Average daily rate £300 £300 £317
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £143 £158 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £308 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.31% -5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 17 15
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.10 £9.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £16.13 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.67 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+4.45% -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 23 January 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 23 January 2015. 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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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 -4 35 £175 -41.90% 18
Bridgend +2 14 £450 +267.34% 1
Newport -3 10 £325 +18.18% 4
Caerphilly +3 5 - - 1
Monmouthshire - 2 - - 2
Torfaen - - - - 2
Vale of Glamorgan - - - -
Rhondda Cynon Taff - - - -
Neath Port Talbot - - - -
Windows
Wales

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 53 (37.32%) Windows 7
2 48 (33.80%) Active Directory
3 45 (31.69%) Microsoft
4 34 (23.94%) ITIL
5 25 (17.61%) SQL
5 25 (17.61%) Windows Server 2008
5 25 (17.61%) VMware
6 24 (16.90%) Security Cleared
6 24 (16.90%) Windows XP
7 22 (15.49%) MS Excel
7 22 (15.49%) Finance
8 21 (14.79%) Linux
9 20 (14.08%) IIS
9 20 (14.08%) Citrix
10 18 (12.68%) MS Office
11 17 (11.97%) UNIX
11 17 (11.97%) Windows Server 2003
12 16 (11.27%) VMware Infrastructure
12 16 (11.27%) SC Cleared
13 15 (10.56%) MCP
14 13 (9.15%) SCCM
14 13 (9.15%) Agile Software Development
14 13 (9.15%) Windows Server 2012
15 12 (8.45%) TCP/IP
15 12 (8.45%) Service Management
16 11 (7.75%) SQL Server
16 11 (7.75%) MS Exchange
16 11 (7.75%) AS400
16 11 (7.75%) Migration
17 10 (7.04%) XenApp

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 20 (14.08%) IIS
2 11 (7.75%) MS Exchange
3 7 (4.93%) OpenROAD
3 7 (4.93%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (4.23%) Lync
5 5 (3.52%) SharePoint
5 5 (3.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2000
6 4 (2.82%) SharePoint Server
7 3 (2.11%) Tomcat
7 3 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (2.11%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (1.41%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (1.41%) IBM HTTP Server
8 2 (1.41%) Oracle Workflow
8 2 (1.41%) WebSphere
8 2 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.70%) Apache
9 1 (0.70%) nginx
Applications
1 22 (15.49%) MS Excel
2 18 (12.68%) MS Office
3 1 (0.70%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.70%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.70%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (3.52%) Office 365
3 2 (1.41%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 12 (8.45%) TCP/IP
2 10 (7.04%) DNS
3 7 (4.93%) Firewall
4 6 (4.23%) SAN
4 6 (4.23%) Internet
4 6 (4.23%) LAN
4 6 (4.23%) DHCP
5 5 (3.52%) WAN
6 4 (2.82%) VPN
7 2 (1.41%) Structured Cabling
7 2 (1.41%) MPLS
7 2 (1.41%) DSL
7 2 (1.41%) HTTP
7 2 (1.41%) SNMP
8 1 (0.70%) RIP
8 1 (0.70%) LDAP
8 1 (0.70%) VoIP
8 1 (0.70%) ADSL
8 1 (0.70%) Wireless
8 1 (0.70%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (7.75%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.34%) Relational Database
3 8 (5.63%) RDBMS
4 7 (4.93%) Ingres
5 1 (0.70%) MySQL
5 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.70%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.70%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (4.23%) Visual Studio
2 4 (2.82%) Subversion
3 1 (0.70%) MSI
3 1 (0.70%) InstallShield
3 1 (0.70%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 22 (15.49%) Finance
2 6 (4.23%) Telecoms
3 5 (3.52%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.11%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.41%) Banking
6 1 (0.70%) Welsh Language
6 1 (0.70%) Local Government
6 1 (0.70%) Retail
6 1 (0.70%) Military
Job Titles
1 37 (26.06%) Analyst
2 17 (11.97%) Support Engineer
3 16 (11.27%) Service Analyst
3 16 (11.27%) 1st Line Support
3 16 (11.27%) Service Desk Analyst
4 12 (8.45%) Support Analyst
5 10 (7.04%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 10 (7.04%) 2nd Line Support
5 10 (7.04%) Developer
6 8 (5.63%) Wintel Engineer
6 8 (5.63%) Administrator
7 7 (4.93%) 1st Line Support Analyst
7 7 (4.93%) IT Support
8 6 (4.23%) Consultant
9 5 (3.52%) Architect
9 5 (3.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (3.52%) Desktop Engineer
9 5 (3.52%) Change Consultant
9 5 (3.52%) Server Engineer
10 4 (2.82%) Wintel Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.52%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 4 (2.82%) HTML
2 4 (2.82%) .NET
3 3 (2.11%) SOAP
3 3 (2.11%) Web Services
3 3 (2.11%) XML
4 2 (1.41%) Middleware
4 2 (1.41%) XHTML
5 1 (0.70%) CSS
5 1 (0.70%) MSMQ
5 1 (0.70%) jQuery
5 1 (0.70%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.75%) AS400
2 7 (4.93%) Blackberry
2 7 (4.93%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.23%) Management Information System
4 5 (3.52%) GIS
5 4 (2.82%) Visualisation
6 3 (2.11%) Statistics
6 3 (2.11%) Clustering
7 2 (1.41%) User Experience
7 2 (1.41%) EPoS
7 2 (1.41%) NHS
8 1 (0.70%) iSeries
8 1 (0.70%) iPhone
8 1 (0.70%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.70%) Physics
8 1 (0.70%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.70%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.70%) Replication
8 1 (0.70%) Device Driver
8 1 (0.70%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 53 (37.32%) Windows 7
2 25 (17.61%) Windows Server 2008
3 24 (16.90%) Windows XP
4 21 (14.79%) Linux
5 17 (11.97%) UNIX
5 17 (11.97%) Windows Server 2003
6 13 (9.15%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (5.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (4.93%) AIX
9 5 (3.52%) Windows 8
10 3 (2.11%) OS/400
10 3 (2.11%) Mac OS X
11 2 (1.41%) CentOS
12 1 (0.70%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.70%) Android
12 1 (0.70%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.70%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (23.94%) ITIL
2 13 (9.15%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (8.45%) Service Management
4 11 (7.75%) Migration
5 10 (7.04%) UML
5 10 (7.04%) Service Delivery
6 9 (6.34%) Incident Management
7 8 (5.63%) Change Management
7 8 (5.63%) Disaster Recovery
8 7 (4.93%) Coaching
9 6 (4.23%) Mentoring
9 6 (4.23%) Customer Engagement
10 5 (3.52%) IT Governance
10 5 (3.52%) Asset Management
10 5 (3.52%) User Stories
11 4 (2.82%) Software Engineering
11 4 (2.82%) Configuration Management
12 3 (2.11%) PRINCE2
12 3 (2.11%) Business Intelligence
12 3 (2.11%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 25 (17.61%) SQL
2 7 (4.93%) PowerShell
3 6 (4.23%) C++
4 3 (2.11%) VB
4 3 (2.11%) C
5 2 (1.41%) R
5 2 (1.41%) C#
6 1 (0.70%) VBScript
6 1 (0.70%) Java
6 1 (0.70%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.70%) Perl
6 1 (0.70%) Python
6 1 (0.70%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.70%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 24 (16.90%) Security Cleared
2 16 (11.27%) SC Cleared
3 15 (10.56%) MCP
4 9 (6.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 7 (4.93%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (4.93%) Degree
6 6 (4.23%) DV Cleared
6 6 (4.23%) MCSE
7 4 (2.82%) MCITP
8 3 (2.11%) MCTS
9 2 (1.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (1.41%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.70%) CCNP
10 1 (0.70%) ISEB
10 1 (0.70%) CISSP
10 1 (0.70%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.70%) CISA
10 1 (0.70%) A+ Certification
10 1 (0.70%) MCDST
10 1 (0.70%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.63%) SLA
2 3 (2.11%) GxP
3 2 (1.41%) HL7
4 1 (0.70%) COSO
4 1 (0.70%) COBIT
System Software
1 48 (33.80%) Active Directory
2 16 (11.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (7.04%) XenApp
4 7 (4.93%) Hyper-V
4 7 (4.93%) VMware ESX
5 4 (2.82%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.70%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.70%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 13 (9.15%) SCCM
2 3 (2.11%) Norton AntiVirus
2 3 (2.11%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (2.11%) HP UCMDB
2 3 (2.11%) Windows Intune
2 3 (2.11%) SCDPM
3 2 (1.41%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.41%) Ansible
3 2 (1.41%) Puppet
3 2 (1.41%) BladeLogic
3 2 (1.41%) SCOM
3 2 (1.41%) BMC Performance Manager
3 2 (1.41%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (0.70%) ARCserve
4 1 (0.70%) WSUS
4 1 (0.70%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.70%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 45 (31.69%) Microsoft
2 25 (17.61%) VMware
3 20 (14.08%) Citrix
4 10 (7.04%) IBM
5 9 (6.34%) McAfee
6 7 (4.93%) Red Hat
7 6 (4.23%) Oracle
8 5 (3.52%) Cisco
8 5 (3.52%) HP
9 4 (2.82%) CheckPoint
9 4 (2.82%) Apple
10 3 (2.11%) Sophos
10 3 (2.11%) Symantec
10 3 (2.11%) F5
11 2 (1.41%) Rackspace
11 2 (1.41%) Google
11 2 (1.41%) BMC
11 2 (1.41%) SAP
12 1 (0.70%) JD Edwards
12 1 (0.70%) Juniper
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