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 24 July 2016 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
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 2 12 11
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 106 69 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 21.50% 11.46% 14.05%
As % of the Operating Systems category 77.94% 55.20% 73.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 40 55
Median daily rate £348 £341 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.83% +9.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £118 £175 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £403 £468
UK excluding London median daily rate £336 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.23% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 15 10
Median hourly rate £12.50 £12.45 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.44% -6.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.71 £10.40 £9.96
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.80 £18.40 £16.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-1.61% +6.89%
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
136 125 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 27.59% 20.76% 19.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 82 77
Median daily rate £350 £358 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.16% +14.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £171 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £424 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £305
% change year-on-year
- +14.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 15 10
Median hourly rate £12.50 £12.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £20.00 £16.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- +10.00%

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 24 July 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 24 July 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 24 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +13 44 £300 -9.09% 9
Newport +5 31 £370 +1.36% 2
Bridgend - 6 £563 - 7
Torfaen -1 3 - -
Rhondda Cynon Taff - 2 - -
Neath Port Talbot - 2 - -
Caerphilly 0 1 - -
Windows
Wales

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 24 July 2016, 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 76 (35.19%) Active Directory
2 69 (31.94%) Windows Server
3 62 (28.70%) Security Cleared
4 61 (28.24%) Windows 7
5 53 (24.54%) Microsoft
6 51 (23.61%) SQL
6 51 (23.61%) SC Cleared
7 41 (18.98%) TCP/IP
8 38 (17.59%) C#
9 37 (17.13%) Windows Server 2008
10 36 (16.67%) VMware
10 36 (16.67%) Software Engineering
11 35 (16.20%) ITIL
12 34 (15.74%) SQL Server
12 34 (15.74%) OO
13 29 (13.43%) UML
13 29 (13.43%) Visual Studio
14 28 (12.96%) Linux
14 28 (12.96%) Windows Server 2012
15 27 (12.50%) C++
16 24 (11.11%) VoIP
17 23 (10.65%) Windows XP
17 23 (10.65%) SQL Server 2008
18 22 (10.19%) OOA/OOD
19 21 (9.72%) MS Excel
19 21 (9.72%) Eclipse
19 21 (9.72%) Cisco
19 21 (9.72%) Migration
20 20 (9.26%) StarTeam
20 20 (9.26%) Requirements Management

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 14 (6.48%) MS Exchange
2 13 (6.02%) Apache
2 13 (6.02%) Moodle
3 8 (3.70%) IIS
4 7 (3.24%) SAS
5 6 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (2.31%) IBM Domino
6 5 (2.31%) IBM Notes
7 4 (1.85%) SharePoint
8 3 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.93%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.46%) ArcGIS
10 1 (0.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2000
10 1 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.46%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 21 (9.72%) MS Excel
2 15 (6.94%) MS Office
3 1 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.93%) assyst
1 2 (0.93%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.46%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 17 (7.87%) Office 365
2 9 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.93%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 41 (18.98%) TCP/IP
2 24 (11.11%) VoIP
3 20 (9.26%) SNMP
4 15 (6.94%) DNS
5 14 (6.48%) Firewall
5 14 (6.48%) LAN
6 12 (5.56%) DHCP
7 10 (4.63%) WAN
8 9 (4.17%) SAN
9 7 (3.24%) VPN
10 6 (2.78%) Wireless
11 5 (2.31%) NetScaler
11 5 (2.31%) Remote Desktop
11 5 (2.31%) SMTP
12 4 (1.85%) Cisco IPT
12 4 (1.85%) Cisco ISE
12 4 (1.85%) TACACS
13 3 (1.39%) Cisco IOS
14 2 (0.93%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
14 2 (0.93%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (15.74%) SQL Server
2 23 (10.65%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (6.02%) MySQL
4 9 (4.17%) Oracle Database
4 9 (4.17%) Relational Database
5 8 (3.70%) Oracle Database 11g
5 8 (3.70%) RDBMS
6 7 (3.24%) Base SAS
6 7 (3.24%) Oracle9i Database
6 7 (3.24%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 4 (1.85%) SQL Server 2014
8 3 (1.39%) GIS
9 2 (0.93%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (0.93%) DB2
10 1 (0.46%) MS Access
10 1 (0.46%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.46%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 29 (13.43%) Visual Studio
2 21 (9.72%) Eclipse
3 20 (9.26%) Rational DOORS
3 20 (9.26%) StarTeam
4 8 (3.70%) Oracle Forms
4 8 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.93%) InstallShield
5 2 (0.93%) JBehave
5 2 (0.93%) JIRA
5 2 (0.93%) JUnit
5 2 (0.93%) MSI
5 2 (0.93%) Selenium
5 2 (0.93%) TeamCity
5 2 (0.93%) WiX
6 1 (0.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.46%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.46%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.46%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.46%) TestComplete
6 1 (0.46%) WebDriver
General
1 10 (4.63%) Finance
2 5 (2.31%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.39%) Back Office
4 1 (0.46%) Aerospace
4 1 (0.46%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 50 (23.15%) Developer
2 35 (16.20%) Support Engineer
3 28 (12.96%) Analyst
4 26 (12.04%) Software Engineer
5 25 (11.57%) 2nd Line Support
6 24 (11.11%) Software Developer
7 23 (10.65%) Desktop Support
8 21 (9.72%) Desktop Engineer
9 20 (9.26%) Senior Software Engineer
10 18 (8.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 18 (8.33%) Service Analyst
10 18 (8.33%) Service Desk Analyst
11 17 (7.87%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 14 (6.48%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
12 14 (6.48%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 13 (6.02%) 1st Line Support
14 12 (5.56%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
15 11 (5.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 11 (5.09%) IT Support
16 10 (4.63%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (9.26%) .NET
2 12 (5.56%) .NET Framework
3 11 (5.09%) HTML
4 8 (3.70%) Entity Framework
4 8 (3.70%) LINQ
4 8 (3.70%) WinForms
5 6 (2.78%) ASP.NET
5 6 (2.78%) CSS
5 6 (2.78%) Web Services
6 5 (2.31%) HTML5
7 4 (1.85%) SAPUI5
7 4 (1.85%) WPF
8 2 (0.93%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 2 (0.93%) Code First Entity Framework
8 2 (0.93%) NancyFx
8 2 (0.93%) STL
8 2 (0.93%) WCF
9 1 (0.46%) SOAP
9 1 (0.46%) XML
9 1 (0.46%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 10 (4.63%) Clustering
1 10 (4.63%) NHS
2 9 (4.17%) e-Learning
3 8 (3.70%) Statistics
4 7 (3.24%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (2.31%) Data Centre
6 4 (1.85%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.85%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (1.39%) iPad
8 2 (0.93%) Blackberry
8 2 (0.93%) CMDB
8 2 (0.93%) Embedded Systems
8 2 (0.93%) PKI
9 1 (0.46%) Blockchain
9 1 (0.46%) CLARiiON
9 1 (0.46%) EMC VNX
9 1 (0.46%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.46%) LPAR
9 1 (0.46%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.46%) PACS
Operating Systems
1 69 (31.94%) Windows Server
2 61 (28.24%) Windows 7
3 37 (17.13%) Windows Server 2008
4 28 (12.96%) Linux
4 28 (12.96%) Windows Server 2012
5 23 (10.65%) Windows XP
6 14 (6.48%) Unix
6 14 (6.48%) Windows 8
7 13 (6.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 10 (4.63%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (3.24%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.46%) AIX
10 1 (0.46%) Android
10 1 (0.46%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.46%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.46%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.46%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (16.67%) Software Engineering
2 35 (16.20%) ITIL
3 34 (15.74%) OO
4 29 (13.43%) UML
5 22 (10.19%) OOA/OOD
6 21 (9.72%) Migration
7 20 (9.26%) Requirements Management
8 16 (7.41%) Configuration Management
8 16 (7.41%) ITSM
8 16 (7.41%) Unit Testing
9 13 (6.02%) Agile Software Development
9 13 (6.02%) Incident Management
10 11 (5.09%) SDLC
11 10 (4.63%) Change Control
11 10 (4.63%) User Acceptance Testing
12 9 (4.17%) Penetration Testing
13 8 (3.70%) Cross-Platform Development
13 8 (3.70%) OOP
13 8 (3.70%) Project Management
13 8 (3.70%) Requirements Engineering
Programming Languages
1 51 (23.61%) SQL
2 38 (17.59%) C#
3 27 (12.50%) C++
4 18 (8.33%) C
5 13 (6.02%) PHP
6 10 (4.63%) JavaScript
6 10 (4.63%) PowerShell
7 8 (3.70%) PL/SQL
8 4 (1.85%) ABAP
8 4 (1.85%) Embedded C++
9 3 (1.39%) Embedded C
10 2 (0.93%) Java
10 2 (0.93%) VC++
11 1 (0.46%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 62 (28.70%) Security Cleared
2 51 (23.61%) SC Cleared
3 7 (3.24%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (2.78%) CCNA
5 4 (1.85%) MCSE
5 4 (1.85%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.93%) MCITP
6 2 (0.93%) MCTS
7 1 (0.46%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.46%) CCNP
7 1 (0.46%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.46%) MCP
7 1 (0.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.17%) SLA
2 5 (2.31%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.46%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.46%) QA
3 1 (0.46%) TickIT
System Software
1 76 (35.19%) Active Directory
2 12 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (3.70%) Virtual Servers
4 7 (3.24%) VMware ESX
5 6 (2.78%) vSphere
6 5 (2.31%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.93%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (0.93%) ProxySG
7 2 (0.93%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.93%) VMware Server
7 2 (0.93%) XenApp
8 1 (0.46%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (0.46%) NFS
8 1 (0.46%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.46%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.46%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.46%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 15 (6.94%) SCCM
2 6 (2.78%) Cisco Prime
2 6 (2.78%) Microsoft Clustering
3 5 (2.31%) Failover Clustering
4 4 (1.85%) Backup Exec
4 4 (1.85%) Norton AntiVirus
4 4 (1.85%) SCOM
5 1 (0.46%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.46%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.46%) nmon
5 1 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.46%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.46%) Red Hat Satellite
5 1 (0.46%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (0.46%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 53 (24.54%) Microsoft
2 36 (16.67%) VMware
3 21 (9.72%) Cisco
4 20 (9.26%) Coverity
5 16 (7.41%) Oracle
6 15 (6.94%) Citrix
7 13 (6.02%) Red Hat
8 8 (3.70%) CheckPoint
9 7 (3.24%) HP
9 7 (3.24%) SAP
10 5 (2.31%) Lotus
10 5 (2.31%) NetApp
11 4 (1.85%) Apple
11 4 (1.85%) Juniper
11 4 (1.85%) Symantec
12 3 (1.39%) arcserve
12 3 (1.39%) Canon
12 3 (1.39%) IBM
12 3 (1.39%) Intel Security
12 3 (1.39%) Remedy
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