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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 5 5 4
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 95 54 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 16.70% 16.56% 18.16%
As % of the Operating Systems category 76.00% 78.26% 75.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 35 30
Average daily rate £283 £313 £294
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.60% +6.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £182 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £373 £414
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 8
Average hourly rate £16.08 £11.35 £13.60
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.67% -16.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £10.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.46 £14.90 £14.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -6.25%
Operating Systems Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
125 69 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 21.97% 21.17% 23.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 46 38
Average daily rate £265 £313 £243
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.20% +28.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £170 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £375 £419
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £314 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.91% -3.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 8
Average hourly rate £16.00 £11.00 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.45% -4.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.46 £15.50 £14.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows
Wales

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 April 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 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff -2 52 £225 -18.18% 16
Newport +6 22 £325 +13.04% 5
Bridgend -2 9 £388 - 1
Monmouthshire - 6 £135 -
Torfaen - - - - 1
Caerphilly - - - - 3
Glamorgan - - - -
Windows
Wales

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 71 (44.10%) Windows 7
2 55 (34.16%) Active Directory
3 51 (31.68%) Microsoft
4 50 (31.06%) Security Cleared
5 43 (26.71%) Windows XP
6 34 (21.12%) SC Cleared
7 32 (19.88%) MS Excel
8 29 (18.01%) MS Office
9 27 (16.77%) Windows Server 2008
10 26 (16.15%) SQL Server
10 26 (16.15%) SQL
11 22 (13.66%) VMware
12 21 (13.04%) Migration
12 21 (13.04%) SCCM
13 19 (11.80%) Finance
14 18 (11.18%) Windows Server 2003
15 16 (9.94%) Citrix
15 16 (9.94%) .NET
16 15 (9.32%) UNIX
17 14 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
18 13 (8.07%) PowerShell
18 13 (8.07%) Windows Server 2012
18 13 (8.07%) MS Exchange
18 13 (8.07%) TCP/IP
19 12 (7.45%) LAN
19 12 (7.45%) Microsoft Certification
19 12 (7.45%) AIX
20 11 (6.83%) Windows 8
21 10 (6.21%) XenApp
21 10 (6.21%) Firewall

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 13 (8.07%) MS Exchange
2 8 (4.97%) IIS
3 7 (4.35%) SharePoint
3 7 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (3.73%) SharePoint 2010
4 6 (3.73%) Exchange Server 2003
5 5 (3.11%) OpenROAD
6 4 (2.48%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (1.86%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (1.86%) IBM Notes
8 2 (1.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (1.24%) ArcGIS
8 2 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2000
8 2 (1.24%) Lync
8 2 (1.24%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.62%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 32 (19.88%) MS Excel
2 29 (18.01%) MS Office
3 10 (6.21%) MS Project
4 5 (3.11%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.62%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 4 (2.48%) assyst
1 4 (2.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.62%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.24%) SaaS
2 2 (1.24%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (8.07%) TCP/IP
2 12 (7.45%) LAN
3 10 (6.21%) WAN
3 10 (6.21%) VPN
3 10 (6.21%) Firewall
4 9 (5.59%) DNS
5 8 (4.97%) SAN
6 6 (3.73%) DHCP
7 4 (2.48%) VoIP
8 3 (1.86%) ADSL
8 3 (1.86%) Unified Communications
9 2 (1.24%) Wireless
10 1 (0.62%) PABX
10 1 (0.62%) NetScaler
10 1 (0.62%) Structured Cabling
10 1 (0.62%) Broadband
10 1 (0.62%) SMS
10 1 (0.62%) Ethernet
10 1 (0.62%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (16.15%) SQL Server
2 9 (5.59%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (4.97%) Ingres
4 7 (4.35%) Relational Database
5 6 (3.73%) Crystal Reports
6 4 (2.48%) BusinessObjects
6 4 (2.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (2.48%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (2.48%) BusinessObjects XI
6 4 (2.48%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 3 (1.86%) RDBMS
7 3 (1.86%) Cognos Impromptu
8 2 (1.24%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (1.24%) DB2
9 1 (0.62%) MySQL
9 1 (0.62%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (2.48%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 3 (1.86%) Rational Functional Tester
4 1 (0.62%) Wise Package Studio
4 1 (0.62%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.62%) TestDirector
4 1 (0.62%) MSI
4 1 (0.62%) InstallShield
General
1 19 (11.80%) Finance
2 9 (5.59%) Banking
3 4 (2.48%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.86%) Local Government
5 2 (1.24%) Billing
6 1 (0.62%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.62%) Military
Job Titles
1 29 (18.01%) Analyst
2 23 (14.29%) Support Engineer
3 20 (12.42%) Support Analyst
4 16 (9.94%) Developer
5 12 (7.45%) Desktop Support
6 11 (6.83%) 2nd Line Support
7 9 (5.59%) Administrator
7 9 (5.59%) Applications Support
8 8 (4.97%) Consultant
8 8 (4.97%) Wintel Engineer
9 6 (3.73%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 6 (3.73%) Help Desk Analyst
9 6 (3.73%) Help Desk Support Analyst
9 6 (3.73%) Help Desk Support
9 6 (3.73%) Applications Support Analyst
9 6 (3.73%) Server Engineer
10 5 (3.11%) Desktop Engineer
10 5 (3.11%) Project Support Officer
10 5 (3.11%) Desktop Analyst
10 5 (3.11%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (9.94%) .NET
2 8 (4.97%) Web Services
2 8 (4.97%) XML
3 7 (4.35%) SOAP
4 5 (3.11%) .NET Framework
5 4 (2.48%) ASP.NET
5 4 (2.48%) DOM
5 4 (2.48%) XSLT
5 4 (2.48%) SAP XI
6 3 (1.86%) NHibernate
6 3 (1.86%) Middleware
6 3 (1.86%) XSD
6 3 (1.86%) Java SE
6 3 (1.86%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 3 (1.86%) REST
6 3 (1.86%) Apache FOP
6 3 (1.86%) WCF
6 3 (1.86%) WPF
7 2 (1.24%) Silverlight
7 2 (1.24%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 6 (3.73%) Enterprise Storage
2 5 (3.11%) iSeries
3 4 (2.48%) Fat Client
3 4 (2.48%) Data Conversion
3 4 (2.48%) Thin Client
3 4 (2.48%) Blackberry
3 4 (2.48%) GIS
4 3 (1.86%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (1.24%) AS400
5 2 (1.24%) Clustering
6 1 (0.62%) SCADA
6 1 (0.62%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.62%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.62%) RMADS
6 1 (0.62%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (0.62%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 71 (44.10%) Windows 7
2 43 (26.71%) Windows XP
3 27 (16.77%) Windows Server 2008
4 18 (11.18%) Windows Server 2003
5 15 (9.32%) UNIX
6 13 (8.07%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (7.45%) AIX
8 11 (6.83%) Windows 8
9 8 (4.97%) Linux
10 2 (1.24%) Windows 2000
10 2 (1.24%) Windows Vista
10 2 (1.24%) OS/400
11 1 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (13.04%) Migration
2 10 (6.21%) ITIL
2 10 (6.21%) PRINCE2
3 9 (5.59%) Project Management
4 7 (4.35%) Service Delivery
4 7 (4.35%) User Acceptance Testing
4 7 (4.35%) Data Migration
5 6 (3.73%) Web Development
6 5 (3.11%) Matrix Management
6 5 (3.11%) Release Management
6 5 (3.11%) CRM
6 5 (3.11%) Quality Management
7 4 (2.48%) Data Analysis
7 4 (2.48%) Change Management
7 4 (2.48%) System Testing
7 4 (2.48%) Unit Testing
7 4 (2.48%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (1.86%) Portfolio Management
8 3 (1.86%) MVC
8 3 (1.86%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (16.15%) SQL
2 13 (8.07%) PowerShell
3 9 (5.59%) Java
4 8 (4.97%) C#
5 7 (4.35%) JavaScript
6 6 (3.73%) VBScript
7 5 (3.11%) C
8 4 (2.48%) C++
8 4 (2.48%) PL/SQL
9 3 (1.86%) VB.NET
9 3 (1.86%) COBOL
9 3 (1.86%) R
10 2 (1.24%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.24%) RPG
11 1 (0.62%) VBA
Qualifications
1 50 (31.06%) Security Cleared
2 34 (21.12%) SC Cleared
3 12 (7.45%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (4.97%) MCSD
5 6 (3.73%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 5 (3.11%) MCAD
6 5 (3.11%) DV Cleared
7 3 (1.86%) MCP
7 3 (1.86%) MCSA
7 3 (1.86%) Degree
7 3 (1.86%) Oracle Certification
8 2 (1.24%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (1.24%) MCSE
8 2 (1.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (1.24%) CCA
8 2 (1.24%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.62%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.62%) CCNA
9 1 (0.62%) HND
9 1 (0.62%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.35%) SLA
2 1 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.62%) QA
2 1 (0.62%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (0.62%) GAMP
System Software
1 55 (34.16%) Active Directory
2 14 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (6.21%) XenApp
4 9 (5.59%) vSphere
5 7 (4.35%) Terminal Services
6 6 (3.73%) Hyper-V
7 4 (2.48%) XenDesktop
8 3 (1.86%) XenServer
8 3 (1.86%) vCloud
9 2 (1.24%) VMware ESX
9 2 (1.24%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (1.24%) MetaFrame
10 1 (0.62%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.62%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (0.62%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 21 (13.04%) SCCM
2 6 (3.73%) NetBackup
2 6 (3.73%) Backup Exec
3 5 (3.11%) ARCserve
4 3 (1.86%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (1.86%) HP Data Protector
5 2 (1.24%) SCOM
6 1 (0.62%) MOM
6 1 (0.62%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.62%) BMC PATROL
6 1 (0.62%) Business Desktop Deployment
6 1 (0.62%) BMC Performance Manager
Vendors
1 51 (31.68%) Microsoft
2 22 (13.66%) VMware
3 16 (9.94%) Citrix
4 9 (5.59%) Oracle
5 7 (4.35%) SAP
6 6 (3.73%) Adobe
6 6 (3.73%) HP
6 6 (3.73%) Cisco
6 6 (3.73%) IBM
6 6 (3.73%) Symantec
6 6 (3.73%) Remedy
7 5 (3.11%) Sophos
8 4 (2.48%) Business Objects
9 3 (1.86%) Cognos
9 3 (1.86%) Intel
9 3 (1.86%) Lotus
9 3 (1.86%) AppSense
9 3 (1.86%) Lumension
10 2 (1.24%) ESRI
10 2 (1.24%) McAfee
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