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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 6 19 12
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -7
Contract jobs citing Windows 76 76 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 14.99% 11.03% 10.56%
As % of the Operating Systems category 80.85% 53.52% 60.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 59 35
Median daily rate £381 £363 £270
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.17% +34.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £285 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £435 £396
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £305
% change year-on-year
- +6.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 13 8
Median hourly rate £11.50 £12.00 £12.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.16% -5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.56 £10.10 £9.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £21.00 £16.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.81 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-4.46% -3.12%
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
94 142 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 18.54% 20.61% 17.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 117 66
Median daily rate £413 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £288 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £390
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 13 8
Median hourly rate £12.00 £13.00 £11.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +11.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.52 £10.15 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.85 £21.00 £16.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 +10 36 £419 +22.26% 7
Newport +11 21 £390 +2.63% 4
Caerphilly 0 2 - -
Torfaen - 2 - - 1
Rhondda Cynon Taff - 2 - -
Bridgend - 2 - -
Neath Port Talbot - 1 - - 4
Windows
Wales

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 68 (37.36%) Active Directory
2 57 (31.32%) Windows 7
3 55 (30.22%) Security Cleared
4 53 (29.12%) Windows Server
4 53 (29.12%) Microsoft
5 49 (26.92%) SC Cleared
6 38 (20.88%) TCP/IP
6 38 (20.88%) VMware
7 33 (18.13%) Windows Server 2008
8 32 (17.58%) ITIL
9 31 (17.03%) SQL
9 31 (17.03%) OO
10 30 (16.48%) UML
10 30 (16.48%) Software Engineering
11 25 (13.74%) OOA/OOD
11 25 (13.74%) C#
11 25 (13.74%) C++
12 24 (13.19%) Windows Server 2012
13 22 (12.09%) VoIP
14 21 (11.54%) MS Excel
14 21 (11.54%) Eclipse
14 21 (11.54%) C
14 21 (11.54%) Visual Studio
15 20 (10.99%) SNMP
15 20 (10.99%) Citrix
15 20 (10.99%) Linux
15 20 (10.99%) SQL Server
15 20 (10.99%) Cisco
15 20 (10.99%) StarTeam
15 20 (10.99%) Requirements Management

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 15 (8.24%) MS Exchange
2 10 (5.49%) Apache
2 10 (5.49%) Moodle
3 7 (3.85%) SAS
4 6 (3.30%) Skype for Business
5 5 (2.75%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (2.20%) IIS
6 4 (2.20%) SharePoint
7 3 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.55%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.55%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2000
8 1 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.55%) IBM Domino
8 1 (0.55%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.55%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.55%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.55%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 21 (11.54%) MS Excel
2 15 (8.24%) MS Office
3 1 (0.55%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.10%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 17 (9.34%) Office 365
2 9 (4.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.65%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.55%) Amazon EMR
4 1 (0.55%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.55%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 38 (20.88%) TCP/IP
2 22 (12.09%) VoIP
3 20 (10.99%) SNMP
4 16 (8.79%) DHCP
4 16 (8.79%) DNS
5 15 (8.24%) Firewall
6 13 (7.14%) SAN
7 12 (6.59%) LAN
8 8 (4.40%) WAN
9 6 (3.30%) NetScaler
10 5 (2.75%) Cisco IPT
10 5 (2.75%) Cisco ISE
10 5 (2.75%) Remote Desktop
10 5 (2.75%) TACACS
11 4 (2.20%) VPN
11 4 (2.20%) Wireless
12 3 (1.65%) Cisco ASA
12 3 (1.65%) Cisco IOS
12 3 (1.65%) Skype
13 2 (1.10%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (10.99%) SQL Server
2 13 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (5.49%) MySQL
4 7 (3.85%) Base SAS
4 7 (3.85%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 3 (1.65%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (1.65%) GIS
6 1 (0.55%) Apache Hive
6 1 (0.55%) Big Data
6 1 (0.55%) DataStage
6 1 (0.55%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.55%) HBase
6 1 (0.55%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.55%) MS Access
6 1 (0.55%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.55%) OLAP
6 1 (0.55%) Oracle OLAP
6 1 (0.55%) Pentaho
6 1 (0.55%) QlikView
6 1 (0.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 21 (11.54%) Eclipse
1 21 (11.54%) Visual Studio
2 20 (10.99%) Rational DOORS
2 20 (10.99%) StarTeam
3 3 (1.65%) JBehave
3 3 (1.65%) JUnit
3 3 (1.65%) Selenium
4 2 (1.10%) Cucumber
4 2 (1.10%) InstallShield
4 2 (1.10%) JIRA
4 2 (1.10%) MSI
4 2 (1.10%) TeamCity
4 2 (1.10%) WiX
5 1 (0.55%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.55%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.55%) LoadUI
5 1 (0.55%) Ranorex
5 1 (0.55%) Rational Rhapsody
5 1 (0.55%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.55%) WebDriver
General
1 12 (6.59%) Finance
2 4 (2.20%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.10%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 33 (18.13%) Developer
2 24 (13.19%) Support Engineer
3 23 (12.64%) Analyst
3 23 (12.64%) Software Engineer
4 22 (12.09%) 2nd Line Support
5 21 (11.54%) Desktop Support
6 19 (10.44%) Desktop Engineer
7 18 (9.89%) Senior Software Engineer
8 16 (8.79%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 15 (8.24%) Software Developer
10 13 (7.14%) Service Analyst
10 13 (7.14%) Service Desk Analyst
11 12 (6.59%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
11 12 (6.59%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 12 (6.59%) IT Support
12 11 (6.04%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
12 11 (6.04%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 10 (5.49%) Architect
13 10 (5.49%) Rollout Engineer
14 8 (4.40%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.75%) .NET
2 2 (1.10%) .NET Framework
2 2 (1.10%) HTML
2 2 (1.10%) NancyFx
2 2 (1.10%) Web Services
3 1 (0.55%) ActiveX
3 1 (0.55%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.55%) CSS
3 1 (0.55%) HTML5
3 1 (0.55%) JAXB
3 1 (0.55%) JSON
3 1 (0.55%) Middleware
3 1 (0.55%) REST
3 1 (0.55%) SAX
3 1 (0.55%) SOAP
3 1 (0.55%) Spring
3 1 (0.55%) XML
3 1 (0.55%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 9 (4.95%) Data Centre
2 7 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (3.85%) e-Learning
2 7 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (3.30%) Clustering
4 5 (2.75%) Statistics
4 5 (2.75%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (2.20%) NHS
6 2 (1.10%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.10%) iPad
6 2 (1.10%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.10%) PKI
7 1 (0.55%) CLARiiON
7 1 (0.55%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.55%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 57 (31.32%) Windows 7
2 53 (29.12%) Windows Server
3 33 (18.13%) Windows Server 2008
4 24 (13.19%) Windows Server 2012
5 20 (10.99%) Linux
6 17 (9.34%) Windows XP
7 16 (8.79%) Windows Server 2003
8 14 (7.69%) Unix
9 13 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 11 (6.04%) Windows 10
11 10 (5.49%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.55%) Android
12 1 (0.55%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.55%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.55%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (17.58%) ITIL
2 31 (17.03%) OO
3 30 (16.48%) Software Engineering
3 30 (16.48%) UML
4 25 (13.74%) OOA/OOD
5 20 (10.99%) Requirements Management
6 17 (9.34%) Migration
7 12 (6.59%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (5.49%) SDLC
9 9 (4.95%) Project Management
10 8 (4.40%) Automated Testing
10 8 (4.40%) Change Control
10 8 (4.40%) Configuration Management
10 8 (4.40%) Service Management
11 7 (3.85%) DevOps
11 7 (3.85%) Incident Management
11 7 (3.85%) Information Security
11 7 (3.85%) ITSM
11 7 (3.85%) User Acceptance Testing
12 6 (3.30%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 31 (17.03%) SQL
2 25 (13.74%) C#
2 25 (13.74%) C++
3 21 (11.54%) C
4 10 (5.49%) PHP
5 6 (3.30%) PowerShell
6 5 (2.75%) Embedded C++
7 3 (1.65%) Embedded C
8 2 (1.10%) Java
8 2 (1.10%) Python
9 1 (0.55%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.55%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.55%) Perl
9 1 (0.55%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 55 (30.22%) Security Cleared
2 49 (26.92%) SC Cleared
3 6 (3.30%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (2.75%) MCSE
5 3 (1.65%) Degree
5 3 (1.65%) MCITP
6 2 (1.10%) CCNA
6 2 (1.10%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.10%) MCTS
7 1 (0.55%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.55%) ISEB
7 1 (0.55%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.55%) MCAD
7 1 (0.55%) MCP
7 1 (0.55%) MCSD
7 1 (0.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.20%) QA
2 3 (1.65%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.10%) SLA
System Software
1 68 (37.36%) Active Directory
2 9 (4.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (3.85%) VMware ESX
4 5 (2.75%) XenApp
5 4 (2.20%) ProxySG
6 3 (1.65%) Hyper-V
6 3 (1.65%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (1.10%) BitLocker
7 2 (1.10%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 2 (1.10%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (1.10%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (1.10%) vSphere
8 1 (0.55%) NFS
8 1 (0.55%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.55%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.55%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.55%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.55%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 13 (7.14%) SCCM
2 7 (3.85%) Cisco Prime
3 5 (2.75%) Backup Exec
4 4 (2.20%) Norton AntiVirus
4 4 (2.20%) SCOM
5 2 (1.10%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.55%) Ansible
6 1 (0.55%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (0.55%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.55%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.55%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 53 (29.12%) Microsoft
2 38 (20.88%) VMware
3 20 (10.99%) Cisco
3 20 (10.99%) Citrix
3 20 (10.99%) Coverity
4 13 (7.14%) Red Hat
5 12 (6.59%) HP
6 10 (5.49%) SAP
7 9 (4.95%) CheckPoint
7 9 (4.95%) NetApp
8 7 (3.85%) Oracle
9 5 (2.75%) Juniper
10 4 (2.20%) Apple
10 4 (2.20%) Blue Coat
10 4 (2.20%) Dell
10 4 (2.20%) Symantec
11 3 (1.65%) arcserve
11 3 (1.65%) Intel Security
12 2 (1.10%) IBM
12 2 (1.10%) Trend Micro
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