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 17 October 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
17 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 16 2 11
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +9
Contract jobs citing Windows 57 115 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 9.60% 24.42% 10.51%
As % of the Operating Systems category 55.34% 85.19% 64.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 67 22
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£261 £275 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £112 £150 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £364 £385 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £310 £310
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 18 4
Average hourly rate £11.13 £15.00 £14.46
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.83% +3.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.70 £12.85 £10.41
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.20 £20.05 £18.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.72 £14.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+8.37% -7.93%
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
103 135 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 17.34% 28.66% 16.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 74 28
Average daily rate £325 £263 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.80% -16.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £200 £143
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £385 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 20 4
Average hourly rate £11.00 £15.00 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.66% -17.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £12.50 £12.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.63 £23.60 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
+7.73% -10.28%

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 17 October 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 17 October 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 -9 34 £260 -5.45% 17
Newport -30 4 £363 +5.45% 4
Bridgend 0 3 £183 -26.26% 1
Caerphilly 0 2 - - 1
Monmouthshire - 1 £160 - 1
Rhondda Cynon Taff - 1 - -
Torfaen - - - - 1
Vale of Glamorgan - - - -
Glamorgan - - - - 1
Merthyr Tydfil - - - - 1
Windows
Wales

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 57 (38.78%) Windows 7
2 49 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 44 (29.93%) Microsoft
4 43 (29.25%) Windows Server 2008
5 34 (23.13%) Security Cleared
6 32 (21.77%) VMware
6 32 (21.77%) SQL Server
7 31 (21.09%) Windows Server 2012
8 29 (19.73%) SC Cleared
9 28 (19.05%) SQL
10 27 (18.37%) Windows XP
11 23 (15.65%) MS Office
12 21 (14.29%) MS Excel
13 20 (13.61%) Citrix
13 20 (13.61%) ITIL
14 19 (12.93%) DNS
15 18 (12.24%) Linux
15 18 (12.24%) IIS
16 17 (11.56%) UNIX
16 17 (11.56%) Oracle
17 16 (10.88%) TCP/IP
17 16 (10.88%) Microsoft Certification
17 16 (10.88%) Windows Server 2003
18 15 (10.20%) SAN
18 15 (10.20%) MCITP
18 15 (10.20%) Microsoft Azure
19 14 (9.52%) SCCM
19 14 (9.52%) Migration
20 13 (8.84%) MS Exchange
20 13 (8.84%) VMware Infrastructure

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 18 (12.24%) IIS
2 13 (8.84%) MS Exchange
3 9 (6.12%) SharePoint
4 8 (5.44%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (3.40%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (2.72%) SharePoint Server
7 3 (2.04%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (2.04%) Tomcat
7 3 (2.04%) OpenROAD
7 3 (2.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (2.04%) Lync
8 2 (1.36%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (1.36%) Oracle Workflow
8 2 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.68%) nginx
9 1 (0.68%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2000
9 1 (0.68%) ArcGIS
9 1 (0.68%) Apache
Applications
1 23 (15.65%) MS Office
2 21 (14.29%) MS Excel
3 4 (2.72%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.36%) MS Project
5 1 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.68%) assyst
1 1 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (10.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (7.48%) Office 365
3 2 (1.36%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 19 (12.93%) DNS
2 16 (10.88%) TCP/IP
3 15 (10.20%) SAN
4 12 (8.16%) DHCP
5 11 (7.48%) Internet
6 10 (6.80%) VPN
7 8 (5.44%) LAN
8 7 (4.76%) WAN
8 7 (4.76%) Firewall
9 3 (2.04%) Wireless
9 3 (2.04%) VoIP
10 2 (1.36%) MPLS
10 2 (1.36%) DSL
10 2 (1.36%) Structured Cabling
10 2 (1.36%) Intrusion Detection
11 1 (0.68%) iSCSI
11 1 (0.68%) PABX
11 1 (0.68%) SSH
11 1 (0.68%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (21.77%) SQL Server
2 13 (8.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 13 (8.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 13 (8.84%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (8.16%) SQL Server 2012
4 11 (7.48%) MySQL
5 7 (4.76%) SQL Server 2000
6 6 (4.08%) Hadoop
7 4 (2.72%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (2.72%) RDBMS
7 4 (2.72%) Relational Database
8 3 (2.04%) Ingres
9 2 (1.36%) Pentaho
9 2 (1.36%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.68%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.68%) Crystal Reports
10 1 (0.68%) Cognos Impromptu
10 1 (0.68%) Star Schema
10 1 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (1.36%) TestDirector
1 2 (1.36%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.68%) Robotium
2 1 (0.68%) Calabash
2 1 (0.68%) eggPlant
2 1 (0.68%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (6.80%) Finance
2 3 (2.04%) Banking
2 3 (2.04%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.36%) Retail
3 2 (1.36%) Local Government
3 2 (1.36%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 29 (19.73%) Analyst
2 15 (10.20%) Wintel Engineer
3 14 (9.52%) DBA
3 14 (9.52%) Support Engineer
3 14 (9.52%) SQL DBA
4 11 (7.48%) Support Analyst
5 9 (6.12%) Developer
5 9 (6.12%) Administrator
5 9 (6.12%) Server Engineer
6 7 (4.76%) Service Desk Analyst
6 7 (4.76%) Service Analyst
7 6 (4.08%) Architect
7 6 (4.08%) Wintel Server Engineer
8 5 (3.40%) SCCM Engineer
8 5 (3.40%) 1st Line Support
8 5 (3.40%) Help Desk Support
8 5 (3.40%) Project Engineer
9 4 (2.72%) Technical Engineer
9 4 (2.72%) Infrastructure Manager
9 4 (2.72%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (6.80%) .NET
2 5 (3.40%) CSS
2 5 (3.40%) HTML
3 4 (2.72%) ASP.NET
3 4 (2.72%) Web Services
3 4 (2.72%) XML
4 3 (2.04%) Middleware
4 3 (2.04%) SOAP
5 2 (1.36%) Apache Camel
6 1 (0.68%) Windows SharePoint Services
6 1 (0.68%) Silverlight
6 1 (0.68%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.12%) GIS
2 6 (4.08%) Blackberry
3 5 (3.40%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.72%) Visualisation
5 3 (2.04%) PKI
6 2 (1.36%) Statistics
6 2 (1.36%) Fat Client
6 2 (1.36%) Data Integration
6 2 (1.36%) NHS
6 2 (1.36%) Thin Client
6 2 (1.36%) Replication
6 2 (1.36%) Clustering
6 2 (1.36%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.68%) E-Learning
7 1 (0.68%) EPoS
7 1 (0.68%) AS400
7 1 (0.68%) Device Driver
7 1 (0.68%) iSeries
7 1 (0.68%) Open Source
7 1 (0.68%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 57 (38.78%) Windows 7
2 43 (29.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 31 (21.09%) Windows Server 2012
4 27 (18.37%) Windows XP
5 18 (12.24%) Linux
6 17 (11.56%) UNIX
7 16 (10.88%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (6.12%) Windows 8
9 3 (2.04%) AIX
10 2 (1.36%) CentOS
10 2 (1.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (1.36%) Android
10 2 (1.36%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.68%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.68%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (13.61%) ITIL
2 14 (9.52%) Migration
3 11 (7.48%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (7.48%) Mentoring
4 10 (6.80%) Project Management
5 8 (5.44%) Data Protection
6 6 (4.08%) Software Engineering
7 5 (3.40%) Service Delivery
7 5 (3.40%) Change Management
7 5 (3.40%) UML
7 5 (3.40%) Cyber Security
7 5 (3.40%) Kalman Filter
8 4 (2.72%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 4 (2.72%) Coaching
8 4 (2.72%) PRINCE2
8 4 (2.72%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (2.72%) Unit Testing
8 4 (2.72%) Asset Management
9 3 (2.04%) Web Design
9 3 (2.04%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 28 (19.05%) SQL
2 12 (8.16%) PowerShell
3 6 (4.08%) VBScript
3 6 (4.08%) JavaScript
4 5 (3.40%) VB
5 4 (2.72%) Java
6 3 (2.04%) R
7 2 (1.36%) C
7 2 (1.36%) C#
8 1 (0.68%) C++
8 1 (0.68%) Perl
8 1 (0.68%) Python
8 1 (0.68%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.68%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 34 (23.13%) Security Cleared
2 29 (19.73%) SC Cleared
3 16 (10.88%) Microsoft Certification
4 15 (10.20%) MCITP
5 10 (6.80%) MCSE
6 8 (5.44%) MCTS
7 6 (4.08%) MCDBA
8 4 (2.72%) DV Cleared
9 3 (2.04%) GIAC
9 3 (2.04%) GCIA
9 3 (2.04%) GCFW
9 3 (2.04%) GCWN
9 3 (2.04%) CISSP
9 3 (2.04%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (1.36%) ISEB
10 2 (1.36%) Oracle Certification
11 1 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.68%) MCP
11 1 (0.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.68%) SLA
1 1 (0.68%) QA
System Software
1 49 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 13 (8.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (7.48%) XenApp
3 11 (7.48%) XenDesktop
4 8 (5.44%) Hyper-V
5 6 (4.08%) Terminal Services
6 4 (2.72%) vSphere
7 3 (2.04%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 3 (2.04%) MetaFrame
8 2 (1.36%) XenServer
8 2 (1.36%) Forefront TMG
8 2 (1.36%) UAG
8 2 (1.36%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (1.36%) vCloud
9 1 (0.68%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 14 (9.52%) SCCM
2 10 (6.80%) McAfee ePO
3 9 (6.12%) Windows Intune
4 8 (5.44%) SCDPM
5 4 (2.72%) Kibana
5 4 (2.72%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (2.04%) NetBackup
6 3 (2.04%) Backup Exec
6 3 (2.04%) HP UCMDB
7 2 (1.36%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (1.36%) Puppet
7 2 (1.36%) Ansible
7 2 (1.36%) WSUS
7 2 (1.36%) SCOM
7 2 (1.36%) HP Data Protector
7 2 (1.36%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (1.36%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 44 (29.93%) Microsoft
2 32 (21.77%) VMware
3 20 (13.61%) Citrix
4 17 (11.56%) Oracle
5 13 (8.84%) Red Gate
6 12 (8.16%) McAfee
7 10 (6.80%) HP
8 6 (4.08%) Cisco
9 5 (3.40%) Symantec
10 4 (2.72%) CheckPoint
10 4 (2.72%) Mitel
11 3 (2.04%) Sourcefire
11 3 (2.04%) Trend Micro
11 3 (2.04%) Juniper
11 3 (2.04%) IBM
11 3 (2.04%) Adobe
12 2 (1.36%) Dell
12 2 (1.36%) Intel
12 2 (1.36%) JBoss
12 2 (1.36%) Remedy
South Wales
Connectus
Rate: £200 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Caerphilly
CPS Group
Rate: £10 - £12 per hour
Posted: 11 days ago
Cardiff
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £275.00 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Cardiff
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £12.00 per annum
Posted: 24 days ago