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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 9 10 8
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows 68 57 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 14.29% 11.88% 13.54%
As % of the Operating Systems category 75.56% 69.51% 79.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 30 27
Average daily rate
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£325 £313 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £169 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 9
Average hourly rate £15.25 £16.00 £11.35
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.68% +40.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £13.40 £9.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.16 £16.16 £23.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -
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
90 82 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 18.91% 17.08% 17.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 48 32
Average daily rate £313 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £170 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 10
Average hourly rate £15.25 £16.00 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.68% +45.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £15.00 £9.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.58 £16.16 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -3.12%

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 4 March 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 4 March 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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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 +3 33 £213 -45.16% 16
Bridgend +4 12 £450 - 2
Newport -1 6 £325 +8.33% 13
Caerphilly - 5 £150 - 2
Torfaen +1 1 - -
Vale of Glamorgan - - - -
Glamorgan - - - -
Monmouthshire - - - - 1
Windows
Wales

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 47 (33.81%) Microsoft
2 45 (32.37%) Windows 7
3 43 (30.94%) Active Directory
4 34 (24.46%) ITIL
5 29 (20.86%) Windows Server 2008
6 26 (18.71%) Security Cleared
6 26 (18.71%) VMware
6 26 (18.71%) SQL
6 26 (18.71%) Windows XP
7 21 (15.11%) Windows Server 2003
7 21 (15.11%) Finance
8 20 (14.39%) Citrix
8 20 (14.39%) Linux
8 20 (14.39%) MS Excel
9 19 (13.67%) SC Cleared
10 17 (12.23%) VMware Infrastructure
11 16 (11.51%) UNIX
12 15 (10.79%) MCP
12 15 (10.79%) MS Office
13 14 (10.07%) IIS
14 13 (9.35%) SCCM
15 12 (8.63%) Service Management
15 12 (8.63%) SQL Server
15 12 (8.63%) SLA
15 12 (8.63%) MS Exchange
15 12 (8.63%) Windows Server 2012
16 11 (7.91%) TCP/IP
16 11 (7.91%) UML
16 11 (7.91%) AS400
16 11 (7.91%) Disaster Recovery

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 14 (10.07%) IIS
2 12 (8.63%) MS Exchange
3 7 (5.04%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (3.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 5 (3.60%) OpenROAD
4 5 (3.60%) SharePoint
4 5 (3.60%) Lync
5 4 (2.88%) Exchange Server 2000
5 4 (2.88%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (2.88%) SharePoint Server
6 3 (2.16%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (2.16%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (1.44%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (1.44%) WebSphere
7 2 (1.44%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (1.44%) IBM HTTP Server
7 2 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 20 (14.39%) MS Excel
2 15 (10.79%) MS Office
3 2 (1.44%) MS Project
4 1 (0.72%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.72%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (0.72%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.60%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (3.60%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (7.91%) TCP/IP
1 11 (7.91%) Firewall
2 9 (6.47%) DNS
3 7 (5.04%) LAN
4 5 (3.60%) SAN
4 5 (3.60%) WAN
4 5 (3.60%) DHCP
5 4 (2.88%) Internet
6 2 (1.44%) Structured Cabling
6 2 (1.44%) HTTP
6 2 (1.44%) VPN
6 2 (1.44%) SNMP
7 1 (0.72%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.72%) Cisco PIX
7 1 (0.72%) Wireless
7 1 (0.72%) BGP
7 1 (0.72%) DSL
7 1 (0.72%) MPLS
7 1 (0.72%) OSPF
7 1 (0.72%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (8.63%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.76%) Relational Database
3 6 (4.32%) RDBMS
4 5 (3.60%) Ingres
5 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.72%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.72%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.72%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 9 (6.47%) Visual Studio
2 4 (2.88%) Subversion
2 4 (2.88%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (2.16%) MSI
3 3 (2.16%) InstallShield
General
1 21 (15.11%) Finance
2 5 (3.60%) Manufacturing
3 4 (2.88%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.16%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.44%) Banking
6 1 (0.72%) Welsh Language
6 1 (0.72%) Military
Job Titles
1 41 (29.50%) Analyst
2 17 (12.23%) Support Engineer
3 16 (11.51%) 1st Line Support
4 15 (10.79%) Service Analyst
4 15 (10.79%) Service Desk Analyst
5 13 (9.35%) Support Analyst
6 12 (8.63%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 12 (8.63%) 2nd Line Support
7 11 (7.91%) Developer
8 8 (5.76%) Desktop Engineer
9 7 (5.04%) IT Support
9 7 (5.04%) 1st Line Support Analyst
9 7 (5.04%) Administrator
10 6 (4.32%) Desktop Support
10 6 (4.32%) Consultant
10 6 (4.32%) Wintel Engineer
11 5 (3.60%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 5 (3.60%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 5 (3.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 5 (3.60%) Change Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.32%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 5 (3.60%) .NET
3 4 (2.88%) HTML
4 3 (2.16%) Web Services
5 2 (1.44%) XHTML
5 2 (1.44%) Middleware
6 1 (0.72%) jQuery
6 1 (0.72%) Windows SharePoint Services
6 1 (0.72%) CSS
6 1 (0.72%) SOAP
6 1 (0.72%) XML
6 1 (0.72%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.91%) AS400
2 7 (5.04%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (5.04%) Management Information System
3 6 (4.32%) Blackberry
4 4 (2.88%) Visualisation
5 3 (2.16%) Clustering
5 3 (2.16%) NHS
6 2 (1.44%) User Experience
6 2 (1.44%) GIS
6 2 (1.44%) Statistics
7 1 (0.72%) iSeries
7 1 (0.72%) iPhone
7 1 (0.72%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.72%) Physics
7 1 (0.72%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.72%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.72%) Replication
7 1 (0.72%) Device Driver
7 1 (0.72%) EPoS
7 1 (0.72%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 45 (32.37%) Windows 7
2 29 (20.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 26 (18.71%) Windows XP
4 21 (15.11%) Windows Server 2003
5 20 (14.39%) Linux
6 16 (11.51%) UNIX
7 12 (8.63%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (5.04%) Windows 8
8 7 (5.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (3.60%) AIX
10 3 (2.16%) Mac OS X
10 3 (2.16%) OS/400
11 1 (0.72%) CentOS
11 1 (0.72%) Android
11 1 (0.72%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (24.46%) ITIL
2 12 (8.63%) Service Management
3 11 (7.91%) UML
3 11 (7.91%) Disaster Recovery
3 11 (7.91%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (6.47%) Service Delivery
4 9 (6.47%) Incident Management
5 7 (5.04%) Migration
6 6 (4.32%) Change Management
7 5 (3.60%) IT Governance
7 5 (3.60%) Software Engineering
7 5 (3.60%) Asset Management
7 5 (3.60%) RUP
7 5 (3.60%) PRINCE2
7 5 (3.60%) Coaching
8 4 (2.88%) Mentoring
8 4 (2.88%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (2.88%) Configuration Management
8 4 (2.88%) Customer Engagement
8 4 (2.88%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 26 (18.71%) SQL
2 7 (5.04%) C++
3 4 (2.88%) C
3 4 (2.88%) C#
3 4 (2.88%) PowerShell
4 3 (2.16%) Java
4 3 (2.16%) VB
5 1 (0.72%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.72%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 26 (18.71%) Security Cleared
2 19 (13.67%) SC Cleared
3 15 (10.79%) MCP
4 10 (7.19%) Degree
5 9 (6.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 6 (4.32%) DV Cleared
7 4 (2.88%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (2.16%) MCSE
8 3 (2.16%) ISEB
8 3 (2.16%) VCP4
9 2 (1.44%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (1.44%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (1.44%) MCITP
10 1 (0.72%) MCTS
10 1 (0.72%) JNCIS
10 1 (0.72%) CCSE
10 1 (0.72%) CISA
10 1 (0.72%) A+ Certification
10 1 (0.72%) CISSP
10 1 (0.72%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (8.63%) SLA
2 3 (2.16%) GxP
3 2 (1.44%) HL7
4 1 (0.72%) COSO
4 1 (0.72%) COBIT
System Software
1 43 (30.94%) Active Directory
2 17 (12.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (6.47%) XenApp
4 8 (5.76%) VMware ESX
5 7 (5.04%) Hyper-V
6 4 (2.88%) Terminal Services
7 3 (2.16%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.72%) ProxySG
8 1 (0.72%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 13 (9.35%) SCCM
2 3 (2.16%) Norton AntiVirus
2 3 (2.16%) HP UCMDB
3 2 (1.44%) BMC PATROL
3 2 (1.44%) BladeLogic
3 2 (1.44%) BMC Performance Manager
3 2 (1.44%) SCOM
4 1 (0.72%) WSUS
4 1 (0.72%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.72%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.72%) ARCserve
4 1 (0.72%) Windows Intune
4 1 (0.72%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.72%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 47 (33.81%) Microsoft
2 26 (18.71%) VMware
3 20 (14.39%) Citrix
4 10 (7.19%) IBM
5 9 (6.47%) Cisco
6 7 (5.04%) Red Hat
6 7 (5.04%) McAfee
7 6 (4.32%) HP
7 6 (4.32%) Oracle
8 5 (3.60%) CheckPoint
9 4 (2.88%) Apple
10 3 (2.16%) AppSense
10 3 (2.16%) Sophos
10 3 (2.16%) Symantec
10 3 (2.16%) F5
11 2 (1.44%) SAP
11 2 (1.44%) BMC
11 2 (1.44%) Blue Coat
12 1 (0.72%) NETGEAR
12 1 (0.72%) LANDesk
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