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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 7 1 7
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +6
Contract jobs citing Windows 81 116 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 14.11% 25.44% 10.15%
As % of the Operating Systems category 66.94% 88.55% 59.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 62 20
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£288 £295 £311
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.54% -5.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £127 £151 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £315 £313
% change year-on-year
-3.17% +0.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 15 5
Average hourly rate £13.00 £13.87 £12.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.27% +11.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.91 £13.00 £9.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.30 £18.00 £14.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
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
121 131 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 21.08% 28.73% 17.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 71 23
Average daily rate £300 £275 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -9.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £205 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £401 £400 £429
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 16 5
Average hourly rate £13.50 £13.87 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% -0.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.91 £13.00 £9.36
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £18.00 £14.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 -3 50 £288 +4.54% 18
Newport -14 10 £450 +20.00% 7
Bridgend 0 8 £450 +81.81%
Monmouthshire - 6 £143 - 1
Torfaen 0 1 £390 -
Rhondda Cynon Taff - 1 - - 1
Caerphilly - - - -
Gwent - - - -
Windows
Wales

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 69 (40.35%) Windows 7
2 60 (35.09%) Active Directory
3 57 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 49 (28.65%) Microsoft
5 46 (26.90%) Windows Server 2008
6 41 (23.98%) SC Cleared
6 41 (23.98%) Windows XP
7 36 (21.05%) VMware
8 33 (19.30%) Windows Server 2012
9 30 (17.54%) SQL
9 30 (17.54%) Citrix
10 29 (16.96%) MS Office
11 28 (16.37%) SQL Server
12 27 (15.79%) MS Excel
13 23 (13.45%) Linux
14 22 (12.87%) DNS
14 22 (12.87%) UNIX
14 22 (12.87%) SCCM
15 20 (11.70%) SAN
16 19 (11.11%) TCP/IP
16 19 (11.11%) MS Exchange
17 18 (10.53%) Oracle
17 18 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
18 17 (9.94%) Windows Server 2003
18 17 (9.94%) PowerShell
18 17 (9.94%) XenApp
19 16 (9.36%) VMware Infrastructure
19 16 (9.36%) Windows 8
19 16 (9.36%) ITIL
20 15 (8.77%) IIS

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 19 (11.11%) MS Exchange
2 15 (8.77%) IIS
3 11 (6.43%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2003
5 7 (4.09%) SharePoint
5 7 (4.09%) OpenROAD
6 6 (3.51%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (2.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (1.75%) Tomcat
8 3 (1.75%) IBM Notes
8 3 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2000
8 3 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (1.75%) Lync
9 2 (1.17%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (1.17%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.58%) nginx
10 1 (0.58%) Apache
10 1 (0.58%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 29 (16.96%) MS Office
2 27 (15.79%) MS Excel
3 4 (2.34%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.75%) MS Project
5 1 (0.58%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (2.92%) assyst
2 1 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (7.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (5.85%) Office 365
3 2 (1.17%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 22 (12.87%) DNS
2 20 (11.70%) SAN
3 19 (11.11%) TCP/IP
4 15 (8.77%) LAN
4 15 (8.77%) DHCP
5 12 (7.02%) WAN
6 10 (5.85%) Internet
7 9 (5.26%) VPN
8 7 (4.09%) Firewall
9 6 (3.51%) VoIP
10 3 (1.75%) Wireless
11 2 (1.17%) Intrusion Detection
12 1 (0.58%) iSCSI
12 1 (0.58%) PABX
12 1 (0.58%) Structured Cabling
12 1 (0.58%) MPLS
12 1 (0.58%) DSL
12 1 (0.58%) SMS
12 1 (0.58%) LDAP
12 1 (0.58%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (16.37%) SQL Server
2 14 (8.19%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (7.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 12 (7.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 11 (6.43%) MySQL
4 11 (6.43%) SQL Server 2012
5 10 (5.85%) Ingres
6 7 (4.09%) SQL Server 2000
7 6 (3.51%) Hadoop
7 6 (3.51%) Relational Database
8 5 (2.92%) RDBMS
9 3 (1.75%) Crystal Reports
9 3 (1.75%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (1.17%) NoSQL
10 2 (1.17%) Pentaho
10 2 (1.17%) Cognos Impromptu
11 1 (0.58%) Star Schema
11 1 (0.58%) BusinessObjects
11 1 (0.58%) BusinessObjects XI
11 1 (0.58%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
Development Applications
1 2 (1.17%) Talend Open Studio
1 2 (1.17%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (1.17%) TestDirector
2 1 (0.58%) MSI
2 1 (0.58%) InstallShield
2 1 (0.58%) Wise Package Studio
2 1 (0.58%) Robotium
2 1 (0.58%) Calabash
2 1 (0.58%) eggPlant
General
1 14 (8.19%) Finance
2 5 (2.92%) Local Government
3 4 (2.34%) Banking
4 3 (1.75%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.17%) Retail
5 2 (1.17%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 30 (17.54%) Analyst
2 23 (13.45%) Support Engineer
3 19 (11.11%) Wintel Engineer
4 18 (10.53%) Support Analyst
5 13 (7.60%) DBA
5 13 (7.60%) SQL DBA
6 12 (7.02%) Developer
7 10 (5.85%) Help Desk Support
8 9 (5.26%) Help Desk Support Analyst
8 9 (5.26%) Help Desk Analyst
9 7 (4.09%) Project Engineer
9 7 (4.09%) Technical Engineer
9 7 (4.09%) Server Engineer
10 6 (3.51%) Administrator
11 5 (2.92%) 3rd Line Support
11 5 (2.92%) Consultant
11 5 (2.92%) Desktop Support
11 5 (2.92%) Wintel Support
11 5 (2.92%) Virtualisation Engineer
11 5 (2.92%) Wintel Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (6.43%) .NET
2 6 (3.51%) ASP.NET
2 6 (3.51%) XML
3 5 (2.92%) SOAP
4 4 (2.34%) CSS
4 4 (2.34%) HTML
5 3 (1.75%) Web Services
5 3 (1.75%) Middleware
6 2 (1.17%) XSD
6 2 (1.17%) XSLT
6 2 (1.17%) NHibernate
6 2 (1.17%) Windows SharePoint Services
6 2 (1.17%) .NET Framework
6 2 (1.17%) Java SE
6 2 (1.17%) Application Packaging
6 2 (1.17%) Apache FOP
6 2 (1.17%) WCF
6 2 (1.17%) WPF
6 2 (1.17%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 2 (1.17%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 8 (4.68%) GIS
2 7 (4.09%) Blackberry
3 4 (2.34%) Thin Client
3 4 (2.34%) Clustering
3 4 (2.34%) Visualisation
3 4 (2.34%) Fat Client
4 3 (1.75%) PKI
4 3 (1.75%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.17%) AS400
5 2 (1.17%) Data Integration
5 2 (1.17%) iSeries
6 1 (0.58%) Replication
6 1 (0.58%) EPoS
6 1 (0.58%) NHS
6 1 (0.58%) Statistics
6 1 (0.58%) E-Learning
6 1 (0.58%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (0.58%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.58%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 69 (40.35%) Windows 7
2 46 (26.90%) Windows Server 2008
3 41 (23.98%) Windows XP
4 33 (19.30%) Windows Server 2012
5 23 (13.45%) Linux
6 22 (12.87%) UNIX
7 17 (9.94%) Windows Server 2003
8 16 (9.36%) Windows 8
9 10 (5.85%) AIX
10 2 (1.17%) Android
10 2 (1.17%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.58%) CentOS
11 1 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.58%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (9.36%) ITIL
2 14 (8.19%) Project Management
3 12 (7.02%) Migration
4 7 (4.09%) Data Protection
5 6 (3.51%) Service Delivery
5 6 (3.51%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (3.51%) Software Engineering
6 5 (2.92%) Change Management
6 5 (2.92%) Quality Management
6 5 (2.92%) PRINCE2
6 5 (2.92%) UML
6 5 (2.92%) Cyber Security
6 5 (2.92%) Kalman Filter
7 4 (2.34%) Unit Testing
7 4 (2.34%) Customer Engagement
7 4 (2.34%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 4 (2.34%) Incident Management
8 3 (1.75%) Business Analysis
8 3 (1.75%) Problem Management
8 3 (1.75%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 30 (17.54%) SQL
2 17 (9.94%) PowerShell
3 8 (4.68%) VBScript
4 7 (4.09%) C
5 6 (3.51%) Java
6 5 (2.92%) JavaScript
7 4 (2.34%) VB
7 4 (2.34%) R
8 3 (1.75%) C#
9 2 (1.17%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.58%) Python
10 1 (0.58%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.58%) Ruby
10 1 (0.58%) C++
10 1 (0.58%) COBOL
10 1 (0.58%) Perl
10 1 (0.58%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 57 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 41 (23.98%) SC Cleared
3 18 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (8.19%) MCITP
5 9 (5.26%) DV Cleared
5 9 (5.26%) MCSE
6 7 (4.09%) MCTS
7 6 (3.51%) MCDBA
8 5 (2.92%) Oracle Certification
9 3 (1.75%) CISSP
9 3 (1.75%) GIAC
9 3 (1.75%) GCIA
9 3 (1.75%) GCFW
9 3 (1.75%) GCWN
9 3 (1.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (1.75%) MCP
10 2 (1.17%) MCSD
10 2 (1.17%) CCA
10 2 (1.17%) Citrix Certification
11 1 (0.58%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.34%) SLA
2 2 (1.17%) QA
System Software
1 60 (35.09%) Active Directory
2 17 (9.94%) XenApp
3 16 (9.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (8.19%) XenDesktop
5 13 (7.60%) Hyper-V
6 11 (6.43%) Terminal Services
7 9 (5.26%) vSphere
8 5 (2.92%) XenServer
8 5 (2.92%) MetaFrame
8 5 (2.92%) vCloud
9 3 (1.75%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 2 (1.17%) VMware ESX
10 2 (1.17%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (1.17%) Forefront TMG
10 2 (1.17%) UAG
10 2 (1.17%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.58%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 22 (12.87%) SCCM
2 9 (5.26%) McAfee ePO
2 9 (5.26%) NetBackup
3 8 (4.68%) Backup Exec
3 8 (4.68%) Windows Intune
4 7 (4.09%) Norton AntiVirus
4 7 (4.09%) SCDPM
5 5 (2.92%) HP Data Protector
5 5 (2.92%) ARCserve
6 4 (2.34%) Kibana
7 3 (1.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (1.17%) WSUS
8 2 (1.17%) SCOM
8 2 (1.17%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (1.17%) Puppet
8 2 (1.17%) Ansible
9 1 (0.58%) Business Desktop Deployment
9 1 (0.58%) BMC Performance Manager
9 1 (0.58%) BMC PATROL
9 1 (0.58%) MOM
Vendors
1 49 (28.65%) Microsoft
2 36 (21.05%) VMware
3 30 (17.54%) Citrix
4 18 (10.53%) Oracle
5 13 (7.60%) McAfee
5 13 (7.60%) Red Gate
6 10 (5.85%) Symantec
6 10 (5.85%) Cisco
7 9 (5.26%) Adobe
7 9 (5.26%) HP
8 8 (4.68%) Remedy
9 7 (4.09%) Sophos
10 4 (2.34%) Mitel
11 3 (1.75%) Sourcefire
11 3 (1.75%) Lumension
11 3 (1.75%) AppSense
11 3 (1.75%) Dell
11 3 (1.75%) Intel
11 3 (1.75%) IBM
11 3 (1.75%) Lotus
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