The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the South Wales region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 9 1 6
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +5
Contract jobs citing Windows 84 114 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 13.86% 26.57% 10.88%
As % of the Operating Systems category 73.68% 89.76% 61.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 64 24
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£306 £310 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.20% -6.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £120 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £410 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £320 £315
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 16 5
Average hourly rate £13.00 £14.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% +3.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £13.25 £11.22
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £18.00 £14.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -6.06%
Operating Systems Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
114 127 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 18.81% 29.60% 17.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 72 30
Average daily rate £300 £305 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.63% -6.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £128 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £407 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 17 5
Average hourly rate £13.50 £14.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.89% +3.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £13.50 £10.29
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £18.00 £14.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
Windows
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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 31 July 2014.

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 31 July 2014. 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 -8 44 £300 +1.69% 20
Newport -14 15 £468 +24.66% 2
Bridgend -2 8 £450 - 2
Monmouthshire - 6 £143 - 1
Torfaen -5 1 £390 - 4
Rhondda Cynon Taff - 1 - - 1
Caerphilly - 1 - - 2
Gwent - - - -
Windows
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Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 75 (42.61%) Windows 7
2 63 (35.80%) Active Directory
3 61 (34.66%) Security Cleared
4 59 (33.52%) Microsoft
5 51 (28.98%) Windows Server 2008
6 47 (26.70%) Windows XP
7 45 (25.57%) SC Cleared
8 40 (22.73%) VMware
9 35 (19.89%) MS Excel
9 35 (19.89%) Windows Server 2012
10 33 (18.75%) SQL Server
11 30 (17.05%) MS Office
12 29 (16.48%) SQL
13 26 (14.77%) Citrix
14 23 (13.07%) DNS
14 23 (13.07%) SCCM
15 22 (12.50%) TCP/IP
15 22 (12.50%) SAN
15 22 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
16 20 (11.36%) MS Exchange
16 20 (11.36%) PowerShell
17 19 (10.80%) VMware Infrastructure
17 19 (10.80%) Linux
17 19 (10.80%) UNIX
17 19 (10.80%) Microsoft Certification
18 18 (10.23%) Oracle
19 17 (9.66%) ITIL
19 17 (9.66%) LAN
20 16 (9.09%) DHCP
20 16 (9.09%) XenApp

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 (11.36%) MS Exchange
2 14 (7.95%) IIS
3 12 (6.82%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2003
5 7 (3.98%) SharePoint
6 6 (3.41%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (2.84%) OpenROAD
8 3 (1.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (1.70%) ArcGIS
8 3 (1.70%) Exchange Server 2000
8 3 (1.70%) IBM Notes
8 3 (1.70%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (1.14%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (1.14%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (1.14%) Lync
10 1 (0.57%) WebSphere
Applications
1 35 (19.89%) MS Excel
2 30 (17.05%) MS Office
3 4 (2.27%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.70%) MS Project
5 1 (0.57%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (2.84%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 14 (7.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (6.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 23 (13.07%) DNS
2 22 (12.50%) SAN
2 22 (12.50%) TCP/IP
3 17 (9.66%) LAN
4 16 (9.09%) DHCP
5 14 (7.95%) WAN
6 12 (6.82%) VPN
7 10 (5.68%) Internet
8 9 (5.11%) Firewall
9 6 (3.41%) VoIP
10 4 (2.27%) Wireless
11 2 (1.14%) Intrusion Detection
12 1 (0.57%) iSCSI
12 1 (0.57%) PABX
12 1 (0.57%) Structured Cabling
12 1 (0.57%) ADSL
12 1 (0.57%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (18.75%) SQL Server
2 15 (8.52%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (6.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 12 (6.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 11 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
5 10 (5.68%) MySQL
6 8 (4.55%) Ingres
7 7 (3.98%) SQL Server 2000
8 6 (3.41%) Hadoop
9 5 (2.84%) Crystal Reports
10 4 (2.27%) Cognos Impromptu
10 4 (2.27%) Relational Database
11 3 (1.70%) RDBMS
11 3 (1.70%) SQL Server 2005
12 2 (1.14%) Pentaho
12 2 (1.14%) NoSQL
13 1 (0.57%) BusinessObjects XI
13 1 (0.57%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
13 1 (0.57%) Star Schema
13 1 (0.57%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 3 (1.70%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.14%) TestDirector
2 2 (1.14%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (0.57%) MSI
3 1 (0.57%) InstallShield
3 1 (0.57%) Wise Package Studio
3 1 (0.57%) Robotium
3 1 (0.57%) Calabash
3 1 (0.57%) eggPlant
General
1 12 (6.82%) Finance
2 6 (3.41%) Banking
3 5 (2.84%) Local Government
4 2 (1.14%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.57%) Retail
5 1 (0.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 31 (17.61%) Analyst
2 21 (11.93%) Support Engineer
3 20 (11.36%) Wintel Engineer
4 19 (10.80%) Support Analyst
5 13 (7.39%) DBA
5 13 (7.39%) Developer
5 13 (7.39%) SQL DBA
6 10 (5.68%) Help Desk Support
7 9 (5.11%) Help Desk Support Analyst
7 9 (5.11%) Technical Engineer
7 9 (5.11%) Help Desk Analyst
8 8 (4.55%) Server Engineer
9 6 (3.41%) Applications Support
9 6 (3.41%) Desktop Support
9 6 (3.41%) Consultant
10 5 (2.84%) 3rd Line Support
10 5 (2.84%) 2nd Line Support
10 5 (2.84%) Administrator
10 5 (2.84%) Applications Support Analyst
10 5 (2.84%) Virtualisation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (6.82%) .NET
2 7 (3.98%) ASP.NET
3 5 (2.84%) Middleware
4 4 (2.27%) CSS
4 4 (2.27%) Web Services
4 4 (2.27%) XML
4 4 (2.27%) HTML
5 3 (1.70%) .NET Framework
5 3 (1.70%) Java SE
5 3 (1.70%) XSD
5 3 (1.70%) XSLT
5 3 (1.70%) SOAP
5 3 (1.70%) NHibernate
5 3 (1.70%) Apache FOP
5 3 (1.70%) WCF
5 3 (1.70%) WPF
5 3 (1.70%) Silverlight
5 3 (1.70%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 3 (1.70%) REST
6 2 (1.14%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 10 (5.68%) GIS
2 6 (3.41%) Thin Client
2 6 (3.41%) Fat Client
3 5 (2.84%) Blackberry
4 4 (2.27%) Clustering
4 4 (2.27%) Visualisation
5 3 (1.70%) iSeries
5 3 (1.70%) PKI
5 3 (1.70%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.14%) AS400
6 2 (1.14%) Data Integration
6 2 (1.14%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.57%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.57%) NHS
7 1 (0.57%) Replication
7 1 (0.57%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 75 (42.61%) Windows 7
2 51 (28.98%) Windows Server 2008
3 47 (26.70%) Windows XP
4 35 (19.89%) Windows Server 2012
5 22 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 19 (10.80%) Linux
6 19 (10.80%) UNIX
7 15 (8.52%) Windows 8
8 9 (5.11%) AIX
9 1 (0.57%) OS/400
9 1 (0.57%) Android
9 1 (0.57%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (9.66%) ITIL
2 15 (8.52%) Project Management
2 15 (8.52%) Migration
3 7 (3.98%) Service Delivery
3 7 (3.98%) PRINCE2
3 7 (3.98%) Data Protection
4 6 (3.41%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (3.41%) Software Engineering
5 5 (2.84%) Quality Management
5 5 (2.84%) Cyber Security
6 4 (2.27%) Unit Testing
6 4 (2.27%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 4 (2.27%) TDD
6 4 (2.27%) Incident Management
7 3 (1.70%) Scrum
7 3 (1.70%) Problem Management
7 3 (1.70%) Business Analysis
7 3 (1.70%) Data Management
7 3 (1.70%) ETL
7 3 (1.70%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (16.48%) SQL
2 20 (11.36%) PowerShell
3 12 (6.82%) VBScript
4 7 (3.98%) C
4 7 (3.98%) Java
4 7 (3.98%) JavaScript
5 4 (2.27%) C#
5 4 (2.27%) VB
6 3 (1.70%) VB.NET
6 3 (1.70%) C++
7 2 (1.14%) COBOL
7 2 (1.14%) R
8 1 (0.57%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.57%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.57%) RPG
Qualifications
1 61 (34.66%) Security Cleared
2 45 (25.57%) SC Cleared
3 19 (10.80%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (7.95%) MCITP
5 9 (5.11%) DV Cleared
6 8 (4.55%) MCSE
7 7 (3.98%) MCTS
8 6 (3.41%) MCDBA
9 5 (2.84%) Oracle Certification
10 4 (2.27%) MCP
11 3 (1.70%) MCSD
11 3 (1.70%) CISSP
11 3 (1.70%) GIAC
11 3 (1.70%) GCIA
11 3 (1.70%) GCFW
11 3 (1.70%) GCWN
11 3 (1.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 2 (1.14%) MCSA
12 2 (1.14%) CCA
12 2 (1.14%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.41%) SLA
2 2 (1.14%) QA
System Software
1 63 (35.80%) Active Directory
2 19 (10.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (9.09%) XenApp
4 14 (7.95%) XenDesktop
5 13 (7.39%) Hyper-V
5 13 (7.39%) Terminal Services
6 11 (6.25%) vSphere
7 5 (2.84%) XenServer
7 5 (2.84%) MetaFrame
7 5 (2.84%) vCloud
8 3 (1.70%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 2 (1.14%) VMware ESX
9 2 (1.14%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (1.14%) Forefront TMG
9 2 (1.14%) UAG
9 2 (1.14%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.57%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 23 (13.07%) SCCM
2 9 (5.11%) McAfee ePO
2 9 (5.11%) NetBackup
3 8 (4.55%) Backup Exec
3 8 (4.55%) Windows Intune
4 7 (3.98%) SCDPM
4 7 (3.98%) ARCserve
4 7 (3.98%) Norton AntiVirus
5 5 (2.84%) HP Data Protector
6 4 (2.27%) Kibana
7 3 (1.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (1.14%) WSUS
8 2 (1.14%) SCOM
9 1 (0.57%) MOM
9 1 (0.57%) Business Desktop Deployment
9 1 (0.57%) BMC Performance Manager
9 1 (0.57%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 59 (33.52%) Microsoft
2 40 (22.73%) VMware
3 26 (14.77%) Citrix
4 18 (10.23%) Oracle
5 13 (7.39%) McAfee
5 13 (7.39%) Red Gate
6 10 (5.68%) Symantec
6 10 (5.68%) Cisco
7 9 (5.11%) Adobe
7 9 (5.11%) HP
8 8 (4.55%) Remedy
9 7 (3.98%) Sophos
10 5 (2.84%) Intel
11 4 (2.27%) ESRI
11 4 (2.27%) Mitel
11 4 (2.27%) Cognos
11 4 (2.27%) IBM
12 3 (1.70%) Lotus
12 3 (1.70%) CheckPoint
12 3 (1.70%) Juniper
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