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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 15 9 1
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -8
Contract jobs citing Windows 69 90 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 11.62% 13.93% 27.17%
As % of the Operating Systems category 50.74% 70.31% 89.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 58 57
Average daily rate
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£313 £319 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.96% +1.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £169 £135 £122
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £467 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 10 16
Average hourly rate £12.75 £12.00 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.22% -18.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.65 £9.96 £12.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.73 £15.55 £16.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -3.22%
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
136 128 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 22.90% 19.81% 30.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 82 67
Average daily rate £350 £313 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -0.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £135 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £458 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 10 16
Average hourly rate £12.45 £12.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.44% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.53 £17.20 £15.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -7.40%

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 30 June 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
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 30 June 2015.

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 30 June 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 +1 33 £295 -1.66% 13
Newport -5 22 £365 -21.50% 2
Caerphilly 0 3 £160 -
Torfaen - 3 £110 -
Rhondda Cynon Taff 0 1 - - 1
Glamorgan - 1 £280 -
Gwent - 1 - -
Windows
Wales

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 62 (45.59%) Microsoft
2 40 (29.41%) Active Directory
3 36 (26.47%) Windows Server 2008
4 33 (24.26%) Security Cleared
5 32 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
6 30 (22.06%) VMware
7 29 (21.32%) .NET
8 28 (20.59%) Windows 7
9 27 (19.85%) SC Cleared
10 26 (19.12%) SQL Server
10 26 (19.12%) ITIL
11 24 (17.65%) Windows XP
12 22 (16.18%) SQL
12 22 (16.18%) C#
13 21 (15.44%) Oracle
13 21 (15.44%) Scrum
14 19 (13.97%) MS Excel
14 19 (13.97%) Citrix
15 17 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
15 17 (12.50%) MS Exchange
15 17 (12.50%) UML
16 15 (11.03%) .NET Framework
16 15 (11.03%) SLA
16 15 (11.03%) VMware Infrastructure
17 14 (10.29%) Migration
18 13 (9.56%) Microsoft Certification
18 13 (9.56%) Linux
18 13 (9.56%) MS Office
18 13 (9.56%) Visual Studio
19 12 (8.82%) Entity Framework

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 17 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 7 (5.15%) Exchange Server 2013
3 6 (4.41%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (3.68%) Lync
4 5 (3.68%) IIS
5 4 (2.94%) IBM Notes
5 4 (2.94%) Lotus Domino
5 4 (2.94%) OpenStack
6 3 (2.21%) SharePoint
7 2 (1.47%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.47%) JBoss
7 2 (1.47%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.74%) nginx
8 1 (0.74%) Node.js
8 1 (0.74%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.74%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.74%) Apache
8 1 (0.74%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 1 (0.74%) OpenROAD
Applications
1 19 (13.97%) MS Excel
2 13 (9.56%) MS Office
3 2 (1.47%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.74%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (0.74%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.88%) Office 365
2 3 (2.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.47%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (7.35%) TCP/IP
1 10 (7.35%) DNS
2 8 (5.88%) DHCP
3 7 (5.15%) Firewall
3 7 (5.15%) SAN
4 4 (2.94%) SMTP
5 3 (2.21%) LAN
5 3 (2.21%) HTTP
5 3 (2.21%) Wireless
6 2 (1.47%) Internet
6 2 (1.47%) IPv4
6 2 (1.47%) WAN
7 1 (0.74%) VoIP
7 1 (0.74%) SSL
7 1 (0.74%) Network Security
7 1 (0.74%) PABX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (19.12%) SQL Server
2 10 (7.35%) MySQL
3 9 (6.62%) Relational Database
4 8 (5.88%) Oracle Database
4 8 (5.88%) Oracle Database 11g
4 8 (5.88%) Oracle9i Database
5 7 (5.15%) RDBMS
6 6 (4.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (3.68%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (1.47%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (0.74%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.74%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.74%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.74%) Ingres
9 1 (0.74%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 13 (9.56%) Visual Studio
2 10 (7.35%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (5.15%) MSBuild
3 7 (5.15%) Artifactory
3 7 (5.15%) Jenkins
4 5 (3.68%) Oracle Forms
4 5 (3.68%) Subversion
5 3 (2.21%) JIRA
5 3 (2.21%) ReSharper
5 3 (2.21%) Selenium
5 3 (2.21%) Eclipse
5 3 (2.21%) MSI
5 3 (2.21%) InstallShield
5 3 (2.21%) JMeter
5 3 (2.21%) Rational DOORS
5 3 (2.21%) Hudson
5 3 (2.21%) SoapUI
5 3 (2.21%) Rational Rhapsody
5 3 (2.21%) Gradle
6 1 (0.74%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 10 (7.35%) Finance
2 6 (4.41%) Banking
3 5 (3.68%) Back Office
4 3 (2.21%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.21%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.74%) Military
5 1 (0.74%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 36 (26.47%) Developer
2 29 (21.32%) Analyst
3 17 (12.50%) Support Analyst
4 15 (11.03%) Support Engineer
5 13 (9.56%) 1st Line Support
6 12 (8.82%) Senior Developer
7 11 (8.09%) Software Developer
8 10 (7.35%) SQL Developer
9 9 (6.62%) 2nd Line Support
10 8 (5.88%) Service Analyst
10 8 (5.88%) .NET Developer
10 8 (5.88%) SQL Server Developer
10 8 (5.88%) Service Desk Analyst
10 8 (5.88%) Desktop Engineer
10 8 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 7 (5.15%) IT Support
11 7 (5.15%) 1st Line Support Analyst
11 7 (5.15%) Desktop Support
12 6 (4.41%) Software Engineer
12 6 (4.41%) Senior SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (21.32%) .NET
2 15 (11.03%) .NET Framework
3 12 (8.82%) Entity Framework
4 10 (7.35%) WCF
5 9 (6.62%) LINQ
6 8 (5.88%) ASP.NET
7 6 (4.41%) XML
7 6 (4.41%) WinForms
8 5 (3.68%) HTML
9 4 (2.94%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 4 (2.94%) SOAP
9 4 (2.94%) Web Services
10 3 (2.21%) CSS
10 3 (2.21%) RESTful
10 3 (2.21%) WPF
10 3 (2.21%) CSS3
10 3 (2.21%) HTML5
10 3 (2.21%) ASP.NET Web API
11 2 (1.47%) AngularJS
11 2 (1.47%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.35%) NHS
1 10 (7.35%) Mainframe
2 6 (4.41%) Management Information System
3 4 (2.94%) User Experience
4 3 (2.21%) AS400
4 3 (2.21%) Clustering
4 3 (2.21%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.47%) EPoS
5 2 (1.47%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.47%) iPad
5 2 (1.47%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (1.47%) Human Factors
5 2 (1.47%) iSeries
6 1 (0.74%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.74%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.74%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.74%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.74%) GIS
6 1 (0.74%) CCTV
6 1 (0.74%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 36 (26.47%) Windows Server 2008
2 28 (20.59%) Windows 7
3 24 (17.65%) Windows XP
4 17 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 13 (9.56%) Linux
6 12 (8.82%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (5.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (4.41%) Windows 8
9 5 (3.68%) UNIX
10 3 (2.21%) Mac OS X
11 2 (1.47%) Windows 2000
11 2 (1.47%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.74%) Android
12 1 (0.74%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.74%) AIX
12 1 (0.74%) Windows CE
12 1 (0.74%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (19.12%) ITIL
3 21 (15.44%) Scrum
4 17 (12.50%) UML
5 14 (10.29%) Migration
6 8 (5.88%) Automated Testing
7 7 (5.15%) Software Engineering
7 7 (5.15%) Disaster Recovery
7 7 (5.15%) OOP
7 7 (5.15%) Unit Testing
8 6 (4.41%) ETL
9 5 (3.68%) DevOps
10 4 (2.94%) Infrastructure Management
10 4 (2.94%) Software Testing
10 4 (2.94%) Service Management
10 4 (2.94%) RUP
10 4 (2.94%) MVC
11 3 (2.21%) Validation
11 3 (2.21%) Configuration Management
11 3 (2.21%) OO
Programming Languages
1 22 (16.18%) C#
1 22 (16.18%) SQL
2 9 (6.62%) PowerShell
3 8 (5.88%) PL/SQL
3 8 (5.88%) Java
4 7 (5.15%) C++
5 4 (2.94%) T-SQL
6 3 (2.21%) Jython
6 3 (2.21%) C
6 3 (2.21%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.47%) VB6
7 2 (1.47%) VB
7 2 (1.47%) VB.NET
7 2 (1.47%) VBA
7 2 (1.47%) Python
8 1 (0.74%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.74%) Perl
8 1 (0.74%) PHP
Qualifications
1 33 (24.26%) Security Cleared
2 27 (19.85%) SC Cleared
3 13 (9.56%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (6.62%) MCDBA
5 8 (5.88%) MCITP
6 7 (5.15%) Degree
7 5 (3.68%) CCNA
7 5 (3.68%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (3.68%) DV Cleared
8 3 (2.21%) MCSE
9 2 (1.47%) MCP
9 2 (1.47%) A+ Certification
9 2 (1.47%) ISEB
9 2 (1.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (1.47%) MCDST
9 2 (1.47%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.74%) CCENT
10 1 (0.74%) CISSP
10 1 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.74%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (11.03%) SLA
2 5 (3.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (2.21%) GxP
4 2 (1.47%) HL7
5 1 (0.74%) COSO
5 1 (0.74%) COBIT
System Software
1 40 (29.41%) Active Directory
2 15 (11.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (5.15%) vSphere
4 6 (4.41%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (2.94%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.47%) XenApp
6 2 (1.47%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.74%) vCloud
7 1 (0.74%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.74%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.74%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 11 (8.09%) SCCM
2 4 (2.94%) SCOM
3 1 (0.74%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (0.74%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.74%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (0.74%) AirWatch
3 1 (0.74%) Nagios
3 1 (0.74%) WSUS
3 1 (0.74%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 62 (45.59%) Microsoft
2 30 (22.06%) VMware
3 21 (15.44%) Oracle
4 19 (13.97%) Citrix
5 11 (8.09%) Cisco
6 7 (5.15%) Red Hat
7 5 (3.68%) HP
7 5 (3.68%) AppSense
7 5 (3.68%) Lotus
8 4 (2.94%) Clearswift
9 2 (1.47%) Apple
9 2 (1.47%) IBM
9 2 (1.47%) Business Objects
9 2 (1.47%) Veeam
10 1 (0.74%) NetMotion Wireless
10 1 (0.74%) Blue Coat
10 1 (0.74%) SAP
10 1 (0.74%) Dell
10 1 (0.74%) Intel
10 1 (0.74%) CheckPoint
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