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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 21 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows
Wales / South Wales
Rank 9 7 8
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows 61 75 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 13.23% 14.51% 15.49%
As % of the Operating Systems category 58.10% 45.73% 78.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 49 42
Median daily rate £188 £310 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-39.51% +18.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £125 £146
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £405 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 9 16
Median hourly rate £11.17 £12.50 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.64% -18.03%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-9.37% +6.66%

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
105 164 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 22.78% 31.72% 19.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 124 56
Median daily rate £350 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £138 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 9 16
Median hourly rate £11.17 £12.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.64% -16.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South Wales region citing Windows as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 21 January 2017.

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 21 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 21 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff +5 39 £169 -45.56% 9
Bridgend +1 7 £450 +181.25%
Newport -16 5 £256 -30.87% 3
Caerphilly 0 4 £150 - 2
Neath Port Talbot +1 1 - -
Windows
Wales

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South Wales region with a requirement for Windows.

1 69 (44.81%) Active Directory
2 54 (35.06%) Windows 7
3 46 (29.87%) Microsoft
4 39 (25.32%) Windows Server
5 34 (22.08%) Security Cleared
6 33 (21.43%) SC Cleared
7 32 (20.78%) VMware
8 31 (20.13%) MS Office
8 31 (20.13%) ITIL
9 27 (17.53%) Cisco
9 27 (17.53%) Windows Server 2008
10 26 (16.88%) Windows Server 2012
11 25 (16.23%) Linux
12 24 (15.58%) SQL
13 22 (14.29%) Oracle
14 21 (13.64%) Citrix
14 21 (13.64%) Firewall
15 17 (11.04%) MS Excel
15 17 (11.04%) MS Exchange
16 16 (10.39%) SQL Server
17 15 (9.74%) TCP/IP
18 14 (9.09%) C++
19 13 (8.44%) HP
19 13 (8.44%) Microsoft Certification
19 13 (8.44%) SAN
19 13 (8.44%) Software Engineering
19 13 (8.44%) iPhone
20 12 (7.79%) Oracle RAC
20 12 (7.79%) UML
21 11 (7.14%) OO

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 17 (11.04%) MS Exchange
2 10 (6.49%) PowerExchange
3 5 (3.25%) SharePoint
3 5 (3.25%) WebLogic
4 4 (2.60%) Skype for Business
5 3 (1.95%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.30%) IIS
6 2 (1.30%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.65%) Apache
7 1 (0.65%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.65%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.65%) Confluence
7 1 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2000
7 1 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.65%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.65%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 31 (20.13%) MS Office
2 17 (11.04%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.65%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.65%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.19%) Office 365
2 2 (1.30%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.65%) Amazon EMR
3 1 (0.65%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.65%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 21 (13.64%) Firewall
2 15 (9.74%) TCP/IP
3 13 (8.44%) SAN
4 10 (6.49%) LAN
5 8 (5.19%) DNS
5 8 (5.19%) WAN
6 7 (4.55%) DHCP
6 7 (4.55%) Internet
7 6 (3.90%) SNMP
7 6 (3.90%) VoIP
7 6 (3.90%) Wi-Fi
7 6 (3.90%) Wireless
8 5 (3.25%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (1.95%) Cisco IOS
9 3 (1.95%) iSCSI
9 3 (1.95%) NetScaler
9 3 (1.95%) Structured Cabling
10 2 (1.30%) Cisco ISE
10 2 (1.30%) InfiniBand
10 2 (1.30%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (10.39%) SQL Server
2 9 (5.84%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (3.90%) MySQL
3 6 (3.90%) Oracle Database
3 6 (3.90%) SQL Server 2000
4 4 (2.60%) PowerCenter
5 3 (1.95%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (1.30%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.30%) Oracle Exadata
6 2 (1.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.65%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.65%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.65%) DataStage
7 1 (0.65%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.65%) HBase
7 1 (0.65%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.65%) OLAP
7 1 (0.65%) Pentaho
7 1 (0.65%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 9 (5.84%) Visual Studio
2 7 (4.55%) Rational DOORS
3 4 (2.60%) Eclipse
3 4 (2.60%) StarTeam
4 3 (1.95%) Cucumber
4 3 (1.95%) JBehave
4 3 (1.95%) JUnit
4 3 (1.95%) Selenium
5 2 (1.30%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.30%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.65%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.65%) JIRA
6 1 (0.65%) Rational Rhapsody
6 1 (0.65%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.65%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 9 (5.84%) Finance
2 4 (2.60%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.95%) Local Government
3 3 (1.95%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.30%) Military
4 2 (1.30%) Publishing
5 1 (0.65%) Banking
Job Titles
1 32 (20.78%) Analyst
2 21 (13.64%) Service Analyst
2 21 (13.64%) Service Desk Analyst
3 17 (11.04%) Support Engineer
4 15 (9.74%) 2nd Line Support
5 13 (8.44%) Consultant
6 12 (7.79%) 1st/2nd Line Support
6 12 (7.79%) IT Support
6 12 (7.79%) Software Engineer
7 10 (6.49%) Architect
7 10 (6.49%) Informatica Consultant
8 9 (5.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 8 (5.19%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
9 8 (5.19%) Desktop Support
9 8 (5.19%) Developer
9 8 (5.19%) Network Engineer
10 7 (4.55%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 7 (4.55%) IT Engineer
10 7 (4.55%) Support Analyst
11 6 (3.90%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.95%) .NET
1 3 (1.95%) XML
2 2 (1.30%) ASP.NET
2 2 (1.30%) CSS
2 2 (1.30%) Dropwizard
2 2 (1.30%) HTML
2 2 (1.30%) JSON
2 2 (1.30%) Web Services
3 1 (0.65%) MCollective
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.44%) iPhone
2 11 (7.14%) iPad
3 9 (5.84%) Data Centre
4 6 (3.90%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (3.25%) iSeries
6 4 (2.60%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (2.60%) Clustering
6 4 (2.60%) Statistics
7 2 (1.30%) Oracle Exalogic
7 2 (1.30%) Smartphone
7 2 (1.30%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.65%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.65%) Blockchain
8 1 (0.65%) CLARiiON
8 1 (0.65%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.65%) EMC VNX
8 1 (0.65%) Fintech
8 1 (0.65%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.65%) Mobile Computing
8 1 (0.65%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 54 (35.06%) Windows 7
2 39 (25.32%) Windows Server
3 27 (17.53%) Windows Server 2008
4 26 (16.88%) Windows Server 2012
5 25 (16.23%) Linux
6 11 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (5.19%) Windows 8
8 7 (4.55%) Windows XP
9 6 (3.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (3.90%) Unix
9 6 (3.90%) Windows 10
10 3 (1.95%) AIX
11 2 (1.30%) Android
11 2 (1.30%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.65%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.65%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (20.13%) ITIL
2 13 (8.44%) Software Engineering
3 12 (7.79%) UML
4 11 (7.14%) OO
5 10 (6.49%) Change Data Capture
5 10 (6.49%) Incident Management
5 10 (6.49%) Migration
5 10 (6.49%) OOA/OOD
6 9 (5.84%) Information Security
7 8 (5.19%) Network Management
8 7 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (4.55%) Service Management
9 6 (3.90%) ITSM
9 6 (3.90%) Requirements Management
9 6 (3.90%) Virtual Environments
10 5 (3.25%) Disaster Recovery
10 5 (3.25%) ETL
10 5 (3.25%) Regression Testing
11 4 (2.60%) Project Management
11 4 (2.60%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (15.58%) SQL
2 14 (9.09%) C++
3 11 (7.14%) C
4 10 (6.49%) C#
5 3 (1.95%) PowerShell
5 3 (1.95%) Python
6 2 (1.30%) Java
6 2 (1.30%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.30%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.65%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.65%) Embedded C++
7 1 (0.65%) Perl
7 1 (0.65%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 34 (22.08%) Security Cleared
2 33 (21.43%) SC Cleared
3 13 (8.44%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (5.84%) CCNA
4 9 (5.84%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (5.19%) MCITP
6 6 (3.90%) MCDBA
7 5 (3.25%) Degree
8 3 (1.95%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 3 (1.95%) MCSE
9 2 (1.30%) CISM
9 2 (1.30%) CISSP
9 2 (1.30%) GIAC
9 2 (1.30%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.65%) A+ Certification
10 1 (0.65%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.65%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.65%) ISEB
10 1 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.25%) QA
2 4 (2.60%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.95%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.65%) SLA
System Software
1 69 (44.81%) Active Directory
2 12 (7.79%) Oracle RAC
3 9 (5.84%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (3.90%) Hyper-V
5 5 (3.25%) ProxySG
5 5 (3.25%) XenApp
6 3 (1.95%) Terminal Services
7 2 (1.30%) BitLocker
7 2 (1.30%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 2 (1.30%) Oracle Clusterware
7 2 (1.30%) VMware ESX
7 2 (1.30%) vSphere
8 1 (0.65%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.65%) PowerHA
8 1 (0.65%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 5 (3.25%) Backup Exec
1 5 (3.25%) SCCM
1 5 (3.25%) Tivoli
1 5 (3.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 4 (2.60%) HP Data Protector
3 3 (1.95%) Cisco Prime
3 3 (1.95%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 2 (1.30%) Ansible
4 2 (1.30%) Oracle ZFS
4 2 (1.30%) Puppet
5 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.65%) Nessus
5 1 (0.65%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.65%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.65%) Packer
5 1 (0.65%) Rundeck
5 1 (0.65%) SCOM
5 1 (0.65%) Tivoli Identity Manager
5 1 (0.65%) WSUS
5 1 (0.65%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 46 (29.87%) Microsoft
2 32 (20.78%) VMware
3 27 (17.53%) Cisco
4 22 (14.29%) Oracle
5 21 (13.64%) Citrix
6 13 (8.44%) HP
7 11 (7.14%) Informatica
7 11 (7.14%) Teradata
8 8 (5.19%) SAP
9 7 (4.55%) Red Hat
10 6 (3.90%) NetApp
10 6 (3.90%) RedGate
11 5 (3.25%) Apple
11 5 (3.25%) Blue Coat
12 4 (2.60%) Coverity
12 4 (2.60%) Intel Security
13 3 (1.95%) Avaya
13 3 (1.95%) F5
13 3 (1.95%) Fortinet
14 2 (1.30%) Juniper