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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 6 9 7
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows 80 69 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 14.55% 13.40% 14.74%
As % of the Operating Systems category 45.45% 74.19% 76.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 41 31
Average daily rate £300 £300 £300
90% offered a daily rate of more than £126 £150 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £456 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £295
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +8.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 10 9
Average hourly rate £12.75 £15.25 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.39% +1.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £10.50 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.53 £17.50 £16.03
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -
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
176 93 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 32.00% 18.06% 19.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 57 41
Average daily rate £338 £306 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.20% -5.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £145 £161
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £307
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +9.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 10 10
Average hourly rate £13.00 £11.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -26.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £10.50 £10.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.75 £17.35 £16.16
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £15.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.52% +5.00%

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 5 February 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
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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 0 49 £263 +44.82% 20
Newport +1 11 £370 +13.84% 2
Neath Port Talbot - 4 - -
Bridgend 0 3 £160 -64.44% 8
Caerphilly 0 3 - - 1
Rhondda Cynon Taff - 1 - -
Windows
Wales

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 52 (36.88%) Microsoft
1 52 (36.88%) Windows Server
2 49 (34.75%) Active Directory
3 45 (31.91%) ITIL
4 44 (31.21%) Windows 7
5 30 (21.28%) SQL
6 29 (20.57%) VMware
7 28 (19.86%) MS Office
8 26 (18.44%) Windows Server 2012
9 25 (17.73%) Linux
9 25 (17.73%) Migration
10 22 (15.60%) Windows Server 2008
11 21 (14.89%) Microsoft Azure
11 21 (14.89%) SQL Server
11 21 (14.89%) Windows XP
12 20 (14.18%) ITSM
13 19 (13.48%) Citrix
14 17 (12.06%) HP
14 17 (12.06%) Agile Software Development
15 16 (11.35%) MS Excel
15 16 (11.35%) C#
16 15 (10.64%) Oracle
17 13 (9.22%) .NET
17 13 (9.22%) SAN
17 13 (9.22%) Scrum
18 12 (8.51%) Cisco
18 12 (8.51%) Team Foundation Server
18 12 (8.51%) PowerShell
19 11 (7.80%) Data Centre
19 11 (7.80%) TCP/IP

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 10 (7.09%) IIS
2 9 (6.38%) MS Exchange
2 9 (6.38%) SharePoint
3 5 (3.55%) OpenStack
4 2 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.42%) Lync
4 2 (1.42%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.71%) Apache
5 1 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2000
5 1 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.71%) JBoss
5 1 (0.71%) Moodle
5 1 (0.71%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 1 (0.71%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.71%) WebLogic
Applications
1 28 (19.86%) MS Office
2 16 (11.35%) MS Excel
3 9 (6.38%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.71%) Adobe Premiere
4 1 (0.71%) MS Project
4 1 (0.71%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (2.84%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.71%) Line 500
2 1 (0.71%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 21 (14.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (4.26%) GitHub
3 5 (3.55%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (3.55%) Office 365
4 1 (0.71%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 13 (9.22%) SAN
2 11 (7.80%) TCP/IP
3 10 (7.09%) VPN
4 9 (6.38%) LAN
5 7 (4.96%) VoIP
6 6 (4.26%) HTTP
6 6 (4.26%) WAN
7 5 (3.55%) Firewall
7 5 (3.55%) Internet
8 3 (2.13%) DNS
8 3 (2.13%) Multicast
9 2 (1.42%) Cisco IOS
9 2 (1.42%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 2 (1.42%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 2 (1.42%) Network Security
9 2 (1.42%) SSL
9 2 (1.42%) VLAN
9 2 (1.42%) Wireless
10 1 (0.71%) ADSL
10 1 (0.71%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (14.89%) SQL Server
2 10 (7.09%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (6.38%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 9 (6.38%) Oracle Database
3 9 (6.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 9 (6.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (6.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (4.96%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (2.84%) GIS
5 4 (2.84%) MySQL
5 4 (2.84%) Oracle9i Database
6 3 (2.13%) Power BI
6 3 (2.13%) Relational Database
6 3 (2.13%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (1.42%) Azure SQL Database
7 2 (1.42%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (1.42%) Oracle Database 12c
7 2 (1.42%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.71%) Big Data
8 1 (0.71%) DTS
Development Applications
1 12 (8.51%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (6.38%) Octopus Deploy
2 9 (6.38%) TeamCity
3 7 (4.96%) Visual Studio
4 6 (4.26%) Jenkins
4 6 (4.26%) JIRA
5 4 (2.84%) AdminStudio
6 3 (2.13%) CruiseControl
6 3 (2.13%) MSBuild
6 3 (2.13%) Subversion
7 2 (1.42%) Eclipse
7 2 (1.42%) HP UFT
7 2 (1.42%) LoadRunner
7 2 (1.42%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (1.42%) Rational DOORS
7 2 (1.42%) StarTeam
8 1 (0.71%) Artifactory
8 1 (0.71%) Hudson
8 1 (0.71%) Vagrant
General
1 9 (6.38%) Finance
2 3 (2.13%) Games
2 3 (2.13%) Military
3 2 (1.42%) Local Government
3 2 (1.42%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.71%) Back Office
4 1 (0.71%) Banking
4 1 (0.71%) Retail
Job Titles
1 46 (32.62%) Analyst
2 23 (16.31%) Service Analyst
2 23 (16.31%) Service Desk Analyst
3 12 (8.51%) Support Analyst
4 11 (7.80%) Support Engineer
5 10 (7.09%) 1st Line Support
5 10 (7.09%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 9 (6.38%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
6 9 (6.38%) Service Desk Support
6 9 (6.38%) Service Desk Support Analyst
6 9 (6.38%) Software Engineer
7 8 (5.67%) DBA
7 8 (5.67%) Developer
8 7 (4.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 7 (4.96%) IT Support
9 6 (4.26%) 2nd Line Support
9 6 (4.26%) Administrator
9 6 (4.26%) Desktop Support
9 6 (4.26%) SQL DBA
9 6 (4.26%) Technical Design Authority
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (9.22%) .NET
2 8 (5.67%) CSS
2 8 (5.67%) HTML
3 7 (4.96%) ASP.NET
4 6 (4.26%) .NET Framework
4 6 (4.26%) REST
4 6 (4.26%) WCF
4 6 (4.26%) XML
5 5 (3.55%) Entity Framework
5 5 (3.55%) LINQ
5 5 (3.55%) Web Services
5 5 (3.55%) WPF
6 3 (2.13%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (2.13%) ASP.NET MVC 3
6 3 (2.13%) ASP.NET Web API
6 3 (2.13%) DirectX
6 3 (2.13%) jQuery
7 2 (1.42%) AutoMapper
7 2 (1.42%) Castle Windsor
7 2 (1.42%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.80%) Data Centre
2 4 (2.84%) CMDB
2 4 (2.84%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (2.84%) NHS
2 4 (2.84%) Statistics
3 3 (2.13%) 3D Graphics
3 3 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.42%) Inversion of Control
4 2 (1.42%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.42%) PKI
5 1 (0.71%) CCTV
5 1 (0.71%) Clustering
5 1 (0.71%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.71%) Data Integration
5 1 (0.71%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (0.71%) Device Driver
5 1 (0.71%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (0.71%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 52 (36.88%) Windows Server
2 44 (31.21%) Windows 7
3 26 (18.44%) Windows Server 2012
4 25 (17.73%) Linux
5 22 (15.60%) Windows Server 2008
6 21 (14.89%) Windows XP
7 11 (7.80%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (6.38%) Mac OS X
9 5 (3.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (3.55%) Windows 8
10 2 (1.42%) Unix
11 1 (0.71%) Android
11 1 (0.71%) CentOS
11 1 (0.71%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.71%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.71%) Windows Phone 8
11 1 (0.71%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (31.91%) ITIL
2 25 (17.73%) Migration
3 20 (14.18%) ITSM
4 17 (12.06%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (9.22%) Scrum
6 11 (7.80%) Service Management
7 10 (7.09%) Configuration Management
7 10 (7.09%) Software Engineering
7 10 (7.09%) Unit Testing
7 10 (7.09%) Validation
8 9 (6.38%) Incident Management
8 9 (6.38%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (5.67%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (5.67%) DevOps
9 8 (5.67%) Project Management
10 7 (4.96%) Data Modelling
10 7 (4.96%) OO
11 6 (4.26%) Change Management
11 6 (4.26%) Data Migration
11 6 (4.26%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 30 (21.28%) SQL
2 16 (11.35%) C#
3 12 (8.51%) PowerShell
4 11 (7.80%) JavaScript
5 7 (4.96%) C++
6 3 (2.13%) C
6 3 (2.13%) T-SQL
7 2 (1.42%) Java
7 2 (1.42%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.71%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.71%) Jython
8 1 (0.71%) Perl
8 1 (0.71%) PHP
8 1 (0.71%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (6.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 8 (5.67%) SC Cleared
2 8 (5.67%) Security Cleared
3 7 (4.96%) Degree
4 5 (3.55%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (2.84%) MCSE
6 3 (2.13%) CCNA
6 3 (2.13%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (2.13%) MCSA
6 3 (2.13%) Oracle Certification
7 2 (1.42%) MCITP
8 1 (0.71%) CCNP
8 1 (0.71%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.71%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.96%) Data Quality
1 7 (4.96%) SLA
2 2 (1.42%) QA
System Software
1 49 (34.75%) Active Directory
2 7 (4.96%) Hyper-V
3 4 (2.84%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.42%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (1.42%) vSphere
5 1 (0.71%) BitLocker
5 1 (0.71%) ISA Server
5 1 (0.71%) KVM
5 1 (0.71%) ProxySG
5 1 (0.71%) Xen
Systems Management
1 10 (7.09%) SCCM
2 6 (4.26%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (3.55%) Ansible
4 4 (2.84%) SCOM
4 4 (2.84%) SCSM
4 4 (2.84%) Windows Intune
5 3 (2.13%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (2.13%) SCVMM
6 2 (1.42%) BMC Marimba
6 2 (1.42%) Nagios
6 2 (1.42%) Tivoli
6 2 (1.42%) WSUS
7 1 (0.71%) Cacti
7 1 (0.71%) HP Data Protector
7 1 (0.71%) OpenNMS
7 1 (0.71%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 1 (0.71%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.71%) yum
7 1 (0.71%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 52 (36.88%) Microsoft
2 29 (20.57%) VMware
3 19 (13.48%) Citrix
4 17 (12.06%) HP
5 15 (10.64%) Oracle
6 12 (8.51%) Cisco
7 7 (4.96%) NetApp
8 6 (4.26%) Atlassian
8 6 (4.26%) Dell
8 6 (4.26%) SAP
9 5 (3.55%) AppDynamics
9 5 (3.55%) New Relic
9 5 (3.55%) Rackspace
10 4 (2.84%) 3PAR
10 4 (2.84%) BMC
10 4 (2.84%) Red Hat
10 4 (2.84%) Remedy
10 4 (2.84%) Veeam
11 3 (2.13%) ServiceNow
12 2 (1.42%) F5
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