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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 14 8 1
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -7
Contract jobs citing Windows 74 80 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 11.31% 14.23% 25.44%
As % of the Operating Systems category 51.75% 66.12% 88.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 54 62
Average daily rate
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£358 £288 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.34% -2.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £127 £151
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £304 £315
% change year-on-year
+6.90% -3.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 9 15
Average hourly rate £14.00 £13.00 £13.87
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -6.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £9.91 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £16.30 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.86 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+5.73% -
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
143 121 131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 21.87% 21.53% 28.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 83 71
Average daily rate £375 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £130 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £414 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 9 16
Average hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £13.87
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -2.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £9.91 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £16.00 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+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 28 August 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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -7 45 £343 +19.13% 16
Newport +8 21 £365 -18.88%
Caerphilly - 2 - -
Monmouthshire -2 1 - -
Windows
Wales

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 73 (48.34%) Microsoft
2 44 (29.14%) Active Directory
3 42 (27.81%) .NET
4 37 (24.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 34 (22.52%) Scrum
5 34 (22.52%) Agile Software Development
6 32 (21.19%) SQL Server
7 31 (20.53%) ITIL
8 30 (19.87%) Security Cleared
9 29 (19.21%) VMware
10 28 (18.54%) Windows 7
11 26 (17.22%) SC Cleared
12 25 (16.56%) PowerShell
12 25 (16.56%) Windows Server 2012
13 23 (15.23%) SQL
14 22 (14.57%) C#
15 20 (13.25%) Oracle
16 19 (12.58%) MS Exchange
16 19 (12.58%) Migration
16 19 (12.58%) Artifactory
16 19 (12.58%) Jenkins
16 19 (12.58%) MSBuild
16 19 (12.58%) DevOps
17 17 (11.26%) MS Excel
17 17 (11.26%) Windows XP
17 17 (11.26%) Linux
18 16 (10.60%) .NET Framework
19 15 (9.93%) Jython
19 15 (9.93%) MS Office
19 15 (9.93%) Microsoft Certification

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 19 (12.58%) MS Exchange
2 8 (5.30%) IIS
3 7 (4.64%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (3.31%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (2.65%) OpenStack
5 4 (2.65%) IBM Notes
5 4 (2.65%) Lotus Domino
5 4 (2.65%) Tomcat
5 4 (2.65%) Exchange Server 2000
5 4 (2.65%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (1.99%) WebSphere
6 3 (1.99%) SharePoint
6 3 (1.99%) Apache
6 3 (1.99%) Lync
7 2 (1.32%) nginx
7 2 (1.32%) JBoss
8 1 (0.66%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.66%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.66%) Jetty
Applications
1 17 (11.26%) MS Excel
2 15 (9.93%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (3.97%) Office 365
3 2 (1.32%) IaaS
3 2 (1.32%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.66%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.66%) Google App Engine
4 1 (0.66%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 14 (9.27%) SAN
2 13 (8.61%) TCP/IP
3 8 (5.30%) DNS
3 8 (5.30%) HTTP
4 7 (4.64%) SSL
4 7 (4.64%) DHCP
5 6 (3.97%) LAN
6 5 (3.31%) VLAN
6 5 (3.31%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 5 (3.31%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 4 (2.65%) Network Security
7 4 (2.65%) VoIP
7 4 (2.65%) SMTP
8 3 (1.99%) Wireless
9 2 (1.32%) Firewall
9 2 (1.32%) IPv4
10 1 (0.66%) Internet
10 1 (0.66%) PABX
10 1 (0.66%) VPN
10 1 (0.66%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (21.19%) SQL Server
2 10 (6.62%) MySQL
3 8 (5.30%) Oracle Database 11g
3 8 (5.30%) Oracle Database
3 8 (5.30%) Oracle9i Database
4 7 (4.64%) RDBMS
4 7 (4.64%) Relational Database
5 6 (3.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (3.31%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (2.65%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (2.65%) SQL Server 2000
8 2 (1.32%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.66%) InterBase
9 1 (0.66%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.66%) Firebird
9 1 (0.66%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 19 (12.58%) MSBuild
1 19 (12.58%) Artifactory
1 19 (12.58%) Jenkins
2 15 (9.93%) Hudson
3 9 (5.96%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (5.30%) Visual Studio
5 5 (3.31%) Oracle Forms
5 5 (3.31%) AdminStudio
6 4 (2.65%) Subversion
6 4 (2.65%) TeamCity
6 4 (2.65%) Octopus Deploy
7 3 (1.99%) Gradle
7 3 (1.99%) Rational DOORS
7 3 (1.99%) SoapUI
7 3 (1.99%) Rational Rhapsody
7 3 (1.99%) JIRA
7 3 (1.99%) ReSharper
7 3 (1.99%) Selenium
7 3 (1.99%) JMeter
7 3 (1.99%) Eclipse
General
1 9 (5.96%) Back Office
2 6 (3.97%) Finance
3 4 (2.65%) Banking
4 1 (0.66%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 37 (24.50%) Developer
2 24 (15.89%) Analyst
3 13 (8.61%) Service Analyst
3 13 (8.61%) Service Desk Analyst
4 12 (7.95%) .NET Developer
4 12 (7.95%) Senior Developer
5 11 (7.28%) Software Developer
5 11 (7.28%) Architect
5 11 (7.28%) SQL Developer
6 10 (6.62%) Infrastructure Architect
7 9 (5.96%) Systems Engineer
7 9 (5.96%) Support Analyst
8 8 (5.30%) 1st Line Support
8 8 (5.30%) Support Engineer
8 8 (5.30%) SQL Server Developer
8 8 (5.30%) DevOps Engineer
9 6 (3.97%) IT Support
9 6 (3.97%) Senior SQL Developer
10 5 (3.31%) Senior SQL Server Developer
10 5 (3.31%) SCCM Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (27.81%) .NET
2 16 (10.60%) .NET Framework
3 13 (8.61%) Entity Framework
4 12 (7.95%) ASP.NET
5 10 (6.62%) WCF
5 10 (6.62%) LINQ
6 8 (5.30%) HTML
6 8 (5.30%) XML
7 6 (3.97%) WinForms
8 5 (3.31%) Flash
9 4 (2.65%) AngularJS
9 4 (2.65%) ASP.NET Web API
9 4 (2.65%) SOAP
9 4 (2.65%) Web Services
9 4 (2.65%) CSS
10 3 (1.99%) CSS3
10 3 (1.99%) WPF
10 3 (1.99%) jQuery
10 3 (1.99%) RESTful
10 3 (1.99%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 12 (7.95%) NHS
2 10 (6.62%) Mainframe
2 10 (6.62%) Data Centre
3 5 (3.31%) Management Information System
3 5 (3.31%) PKI
4 4 (2.65%) CCTV
4 4 (2.65%) Clustering
5 2 (1.32%) EPoS
5 2 (1.32%) GIS
5 2 (1.32%) User Experience
5 2 (1.32%) Human Factors
5 2 (1.32%) Reference Data
5 2 (1.32%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.66%) iSeries
6 1 (0.66%) iPad
6 1 (0.66%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (0.66%) AS400
6 1 (0.66%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 37 (24.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 28 (18.54%) Windows 7
3 25 (16.56%) Windows Server 2012
4 17 (11.26%) Linux
4 17 (11.26%) Windows XP
5 13 (8.61%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (5.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (3.97%) UNIX
8 5 (3.31%) Windows 2000 Server
9 4 (2.65%) Mac OS X
10 3 (1.99%) Windows 8
11 2 (1.32%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.66%) Windows CE
12 1 (0.66%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.66%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (22.52%) Scrum
1 34 (22.52%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (20.53%) ITIL
3 19 (12.58%) Migration
3 19 (12.58%) DevOps
4 14 (9.27%) Continuous Delivery
5 12 (7.95%) Software Delivery
5 12 (7.95%) UML
6 9 (5.96%) Service Management
6 9 (5.96%) Unit Testing
7 8 (5.30%) OOP
7 8 (5.30%) Automated Testing
8 6 (3.97%) ETL
9 5 (3.31%) Change Management
9 5 (3.31%) MVC
9 5 (3.31%) Change Control
10 4 (2.65%) Load Balancing
10 4 (2.65%) Software Engineering
10 4 (2.65%) Configuration Management
10 4 (2.65%) OO
Programming Languages
1 25 (16.56%) PowerShell
2 23 (15.23%) SQL
3 22 (14.57%) C#
4 15 (9.93%) Jython
5 11 (7.28%) Java
6 8 (5.30%) PL/SQL
6 8 (5.30%) T-SQL
7 6 (3.97%) JavaScript
8 4 (2.65%) VB
8 4 (2.65%) VB6
8 4 (2.65%) VBA
9 3 (1.99%) C
9 3 (1.99%) C++
10 2 (1.32%) Python
10 2 (1.32%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.66%) Delphi
11 1 (0.66%) Perl
11 1 (0.66%) PHP
11 1 (0.66%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 30 (19.87%) Security Cleared
2 26 (17.22%) SC Cleared
3 15 (9.93%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (6.62%) MCITP
5 9 (5.96%) MCDBA
6 8 (5.30%) CCNA
6 8 (5.30%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (2.65%) CCNP
7 4 (2.65%) Degree
7 4 (2.65%) MCSE
8 3 (1.99%) DV Cleared
8 3 (1.99%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (1.32%) CTC Cleared
9 2 (1.32%) A+ Certification
9 2 (1.32%) MCDST
10 1 (0.66%) MCTS
10 1 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.66%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.96%) SLA
2 5 (3.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.32%) HL7
System Software
1 44 (29.14%) Active Directory
2 14 (9.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (7.95%) Hyper-V
4 7 (4.64%) vSphere
5 5 (3.31%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (2.65%) ISA Server
7 3 (1.99%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.66%) Xen
8 1 (0.66%) vCloud
8 1 (0.66%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (5.96%) SCCM
2 5 (3.31%) Windows Intune
2 5 (3.31%) SCSM
3 4 (2.65%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (2.65%) SCOM
4 3 (1.99%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.66%) Puppet
5 1 (0.66%) Nagios
5 1 (0.66%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 1 (0.66%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (0.66%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 73 (48.34%) Microsoft
2 29 (19.21%) VMware
3 20 (13.25%) Oracle
4 12 (7.95%) Citrix
5 10 (6.62%) Cisco
5 10 (6.62%) HP
6 9 (5.96%) Red Hat
7 8 (5.30%) Dell
8 6 (3.97%) 3PAR
9 5 (3.31%) F5
10 4 (2.65%) Lotus
10 4 (2.65%) Clearswift
11 2 (1.32%) AppSense
11 2 (1.32%) Veeam
12 1 (0.66%) Google
12 1 (0.66%) Sitecore
12 1 (0.66%) ESRI
12 1 (0.66%) Mapinfo
12 1 (0.66%) Symantec
12 1 (0.66%) Intel
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