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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 13 2 10
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +8
Contract jobs citing Windows 67 102 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 11.45% 23.39% 9.20%
As % of the Operating Systems category 63.81% 86.44% 59.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 58 19
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£275 £288 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.34% -7.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £150 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £310 £310
% change year-on-year
-1.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 13 5
Average hourly rate £12.75 £13.87 £12.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.07% +11.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.70 £13.10 £9.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.45 £17.50 £18.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -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
105 118 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 17.95% 27.06% 15.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 67 22
Average daily rate £331 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.18% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £203 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £399 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 14 5
Average hourly rate £12.00 £13.87 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.48% -15.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £12.63 £9.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £18.00 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.25% -8.82%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 -6 41 £260 +2.97% 14
Newport -14 11 £450 +24.13% 4
Bridgend -2 4 £360 +45.45% 1
Monmouthshire - 2 £148 -
Torfaen - 1 £390 - 4
Rhondda Cynon Taff - 1 - -
Gwent - - - -
Caerphilly - - - - 1
Merthyr Tydfil - - - - 1
Windows
Wales

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 61 (39.61%) Windows 7
2 56 (36.36%) Active Directory
3 46 (29.87%) Microsoft
3 46 (29.87%) Security Cleared
4 45 (29.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 36 (23.38%) SC Cleared
5 36 (23.38%) Windows XP
6 33 (21.43%) VMware
6 33 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
7 27 (17.53%) SQL Server
8 26 (16.88%) Citrix
9 25 (16.23%) SQL
9 25 (16.23%) MS Office
10 24 (15.58%) MS Excel
11 21 (13.64%) DNS
12 19 (12.34%) TCP/IP
13 18 (11.69%) SCCM
14 17 (11.04%) Microsoft Certification
14 17 (11.04%) SAN
15 16 (10.39%) IIS
15 16 (10.39%) ITIL
15 16 (10.39%) Linux
15 16 (10.39%) Oracle
16 15 (9.74%) UNIX
16 15 (9.74%) MS Exchange
16 15 (9.74%) Windows Server 2003
16 15 (9.74%) MCITP
16 15 (9.74%) PowerShell
16 15 (9.74%) XenApp
16 15 (9.74%) Microsoft Azure

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 16 (10.39%) IIS
2 15 (9.74%) MS Exchange
3 9 (5.84%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2003
4 7 (4.55%) SharePoint
5 4 (2.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 4 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (1.95%) Exchange Server 2000
6 3 (1.95%) Lync
6 3 (1.95%) OpenROAD
6 3 (1.95%) Tomcat
6 3 (1.95%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (1.30%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (1.30%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (1.30%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.65%) nginx
8 1 (0.65%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.65%) Apache
8 1 (0.65%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 25 (16.23%) MS Office
2 24 (15.58%) MS Excel
3 4 (2.60%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.95%) MS Project
5 1 (0.65%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.95%) assyst
2 1 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (9.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (7.14%) Office 365
3 2 (1.30%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 21 (13.64%) DNS
2 19 (12.34%) TCP/IP
3 17 (11.04%) SAN
4 14 (9.09%) DHCP
5 11 (7.14%) Internet
6 10 (6.49%) VPN
7 9 (5.84%) LAN
8 7 (4.55%) WAN
9 6 (3.90%) Firewall
10 4 (2.60%) VoIP
11 3 (1.95%) Wireless
12 2 (1.30%) Intrusion Detection
13 1 (0.65%) iSCSI
13 1 (0.65%) PABX
13 1 (0.65%) Structured Cabling
13 1 (0.65%) MPLS
13 1 (0.65%) DSL
13 1 (0.65%) SMS
13 1 (0.65%) LDAP
13 1 (0.65%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (17.53%) SQL Server
2 13 (8.44%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (7.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 12 (7.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 11 (7.14%) MySQL
4 11 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
5 7 (4.55%) SQL Server 2000
6 6 (3.90%) Hadoop
7 4 (2.60%) Relational Database
8 3 (1.95%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (1.95%) Ingres
8 3 (1.95%) RDBMS
9 2 (1.30%) Crystal Reports
9 2 (1.30%) NoSQL
9 2 (1.30%) Pentaho
10 1 (0.65%) BusinessObjects XI
10 1 (0.65%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
10 1 (0.65%) Cognos Impromptu
10 1 (0.65%) Star Schema
10 1 (0.65%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 2 (1.30%) TestDirector
1 2 (1.30%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (0.65%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.65%) Robotium
2 1 (0.65%) Calabash
2 1 (0.65%) eggPlant
General
1 12 (7.79%) Finance
2 4 (2.60%) Telecoms
2 4 (2.60%) Local Government
3 3 (1.95%) Banking
4 2 (1.30%) Retail
4 2 (1.30%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 27 (17.53%) Analyst
2 19 (12.34%) Support Engineer
3 18 (11.69%) Wintel Engineer
4 16 (10.39%) Support Analyst
5 13 (8.44%) DBA
5 13 (8.44%) SQL DBA
6 9 (5.84%) Help Desk Support
6 9 (5.84%) Server Engineer
6 9 (5.84%) Developer
7 8 (5.19%) Help Desk Analyst
7 8 (5.19%) Administrator
7 8 (5.19%) Help Desk Support Analyst
8 6 (3.90%) Project Engineer
8 6 (3.90%) Technical Engineer
8 6 (3.90%) Wintel Server Engineer
9 5 (3.25%) 1st Line Support Engineer
9 5 (3.25%) SCCM Engineer
9 5 (3.25%) 1st Line Support
10 4 (2.60%) Applications Support
10 4 (2.60%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (6.49%) .NET
2 5 (3.25%) ASP.NET
2 5 (3.25%) XML
3 4 (2.60%) HTML
3 4 (2.60%) CSS
3 4 (2.60%) SOAP
4 3 (1.95%) Middleware
5 2 (1.30%) Web Services
5 2 (1.30%) Apache Camel
6 1 (0.65%) XSD
6 1 (0.65%) XSLT
6 1 (0.65%) SAP XI
6 1 (0.65%) NHibernate
6 1 (0.65%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.65%) Java SE
6 1 (0.65%) Application Packaging
6 1 (0.65%) Apache FOP
6 1 (0.65%) WCF
6 1 (0.65%) WPF
6 1 (0.65%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.84%) GIS
2 7 (4.55%) Blackberry
3 4 (2.60%) Visualisation
3 4 (2.60%) Clustering
4 3 (1.95%) PKI
4 3 (1.95%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.30%) Thin Client
5 2 (1.30%) Statistics
5 2 (1.30%) Fat Client
5 2 (1.30%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.65%) iSeries
6 1 (0.65%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.65%) Mobile Payment
6 1 (0.65%) User Experience
6 1 (0.65%) EPoS
6 1 (0.65%) NHS
6 1 (0.65%) AS400
6 1 (0.65%) Device Driver
6 1 (0.65%) Replication
6 1 (0.65%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 61 (39.61%) Windows 7
2 45 (29.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 36 (23.38%) Windows XP
4 33 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
5 16 (10.39%) Linux
6 15 (9.74%) Windows Server 2003
6 15 (9.74%) UNIX
7 14 (9.09%) Windows 8
8 3 (1.95%) AIX
9 2 (1.30%) Android
9 2 (1.30%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.65%) CentOS
10 1 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.65%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (10.39%) ITIL
2 12 (7.79%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (7.79%) Migration
3 11 (7.14%) Mentoring
4 9 (5.84%) Project Management
5 8 (5.19%) Data Protection
6 6 (3.90%) Software Engineering
6 6 (3.90%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (3.25%) Change Management
7 5 (3.25%) UML
7 5 (3.25%) Kalman Filter
7 5 (3.25%) Cyber Security
8 4 (2.60%) Coaching
8 4 (2.60%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 4 (2.60%) PRINCE2
8 4 (2.60%) Service Delivery
8 4 (2.60%) Unit Testing
9 3 (1.95%) Web Design
9 3 (1.95%) Customer Engagement
9 3 (1.95%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 25 (16.23%) SQL
2 15 (9.74%) PowerShell
3 8 (5.19%) VBScript
4 5 (3.25%) Java
4 5 (3.25%) JavaScript
5 4 (2.60%) VB
5 4 (2.60%) R
6 3 (1.95%) C
7 2 (1.30%) C#
8 1 (0.65%) C++
8 1 (0.65%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.65%) Python
8 1 (0.65%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.65%) Ruby
8 1 (0.65%) Perl
8 1 (0.65%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 46 (29.87%) Security Cleared
2 36 (23.38%) SC Cleared
3 17 (11.04%) Microsoft Certification
4 15 (9.74%) MCITP
5 10 (6.49%) MCSE
6 8 (5.19%) MCTS
6 8 (5.19%) DV Cleared
7 6 (3.90%) MCDBA
8 3 (1.95%) Oracle Certification
8 3 (1.95%) MCP
8 3 (1.95%) CISSP
8 3 (1.95%) GIAC
8 3 (1.95%) GCIA
8 3 (1.95%) GCFW
8 3 (1.95%) GCWN
8 3 (1.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.65%) MCDST
9 1 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.65%) MCSD
9 1 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.30%) QA
2 1 (0.65%) SLA
System Software
1 56 (36.36%) Active Directory
2 15 (9.74%) XenApp
3 13 (8.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (7.79%) XenDesktop
5 11 (7.14%) Hyper-V
6 9 (5.84%) Terminal Services
7 7 (4.55%) vSphere
8 5 (3.25%) MetaFrame
9 3 (1.95%) XenServer
9 3 (1.95%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 3 (1.95%) vCloud
10 2 (1.30%) Forefront TMG
10 2 (1.30%) UAG
10 2 (1.30%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.65%) VMware ESX
11 1 (0.65%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 18 (11.69%) SCCM
2 10 (6.49%) McAfee ePO
3 9 (5.84%) Windows Intune
4 8 (5.19%) SCDPM
5 7 (4.55%) Norton AntiVirus
6 6 (3.90%) NetBackup
6 6 (3.90%) Backup Exec
7 4 (2.60%) ARCserve
7 4 (2.60%) Kibana
8 3 (1.95%) HP Data Protector
9 2 (1.30%) Puppet
9 2 (1.30%) Ansible
9 2 (1.30%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (1.30%) WSUS
9 2 (1.30%) SCOM
9 2 (1.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 1 (0.65%) BMC PATROL
10 1 (0.65%) BMC Performance Manager
Vendors
1 46 (29.87%) Microsoft
2 33 (21.43%) VMware
3 26 (16.88%) Citrix
4 16 (10.39%) Oracle
5 14 (9.09%) McAfee
6 13 (8.44%) Red Gate
7 8 (5.19%) Adobe
7 8 (5.19%) Symantec
8 7 (4.55%) Cisco
8 7 (4.55%) HP
9 5 (3.25%) Remedy
9 5 (3.25%) Sophos
10 4 (2.60%) Mitel
11 3 (1.95%) Sourcefire
11 3 (1.95%) CheckPoint
11 3 (1.95%) Trend Micro
11 3 (1.95%) IBM
11 3 (1.95%) Juniper
12 2 (1.30%) Dell
12 2 (1.30%) Intel
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