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 28 July 2015 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 11 12 1
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -11
Contract jobs citing Windows 69 87 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 11.35% 13.70% 27.52%
As % of the Operating Systems category 54.33% 72.50% 90.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 57 61
Average daily rate
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£343 £313 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.60% +2.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £135 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £467 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 10 20
Average hourly rate £12.25 £13.25 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.56% -8.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £9.96 £12.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.80 £16.15 £16.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -3.22%
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
127 120 124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 20.89% 18.90% 30.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 81 68
Average daily rate £365 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £135 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 10 21
Average hourly rate £12.00 £13.50 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -8.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £10.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £16.00 £16.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.40%

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 28 July 2015.

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 28 July 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 28 July 2015. 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 37 £330 +10.00% 18
Newport +9 22 £365 -21.92% 5
Caerphilly 0 3 - -
Torfaen +5 2 £110 -71.79%
Monmouthshire -2 1 - - 2
Windows
Wales

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, 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 66 (46.81%) Microsoft
2 42 (29.79%) .NET
3 39 (27.66%) Active Directory
4 36 (25.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 34 (24.11%) Security Cleared
5 34 (24.11%) Agile Software Development
6 31 (21.99%) Scrum
7 30 (21.28%) VMware
7 30 (21.28%) SQL Server
7 30 (21.28%) SC Cleared
8 24 (17.02%) Windows 7
8 24 (17.02%) ITIL
9 23 (16.31%) C#
9 23 (16.31%) PowerShell
10 22 (15.60%) Windows Server 2012
10 22 (15.60%) SQL
11 20 (14.18%) Oracle
11 20 (14.18%) Windows XP
12 18 (12.77%) MSBuild
12 18 (12.77%) Artifactory
12 18 (12.77%) Jenkins
12 18 (12.77%) DevOps
13 16 (11.35%) MS Exchange
13 16 (11.35%) MS Excel
13 16 (11.35%) Citrix
13 16 (11.35%) Migration
14 15 (10.64%) .NET Framework
14 15 (10.64%) VMware Infrastructure
15 14 (9.93%) Hudson
15 14 (9.93%) Jython

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, 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 (11.35%) MS Exchange
2 6 (4.26%) IIS
2 6 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (3.55%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (2.84%) OpenStack
4 4 (2.84%) IBM Notes
4 4 (2.84%) Lotus Domino
4 4 (2.84%) Tomcat
5 3 (2.13%) SharePoint
5 3 (2.13%) Apache
5 3 (2.13%) WebSphere
6 2 (1.42%) nginx
6 2 (1.42%) Lync
6 2 (1.42%) JBoss
7 1 (0.71%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.71%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.71%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 1 (0.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.71%) ArcGIS
7 1 (0.71%) FileNet
Applications
1 16 (11.35%) MS Excel
2 12 (8.51%) MS Office
3 2 (1.42%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.96%) Office 365
2 6 (4.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.42%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.42%) IaaS
4 1 (0.71%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.71%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.71%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 10 (7.09%) SAN
2 8 (5.67%) TCP/IP
3 7 (4.96%) DNS
3 7 (4.96%) DHCP
4 6 (4.26%) Firewall
5 4 (2.84%) SMTP
6 3 (2.13%) LAN
6 3 (2.13%) Wireless
6 3 (2.13%) HTTP
7 2 (1.42%) WAN
7 2 (1.42%) SSL
7 2 (1.42%) IPv4
8 1 (0.71%) SMS
8 1 (0.71%) VoIP
8 1 (0.71%) Network Security
8 1 (0.71%) PABX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (21.28%) SQL Server
2 10 (7.09%) MySQL
3 8 (5.67%) Oracle9i Database
3 8 (5.67%) Oracle Database 11g
3 8 (5.67%) Oracle Database
4 7 (4.96%) Relational Database
5 6 (4.26%) RDBMS
5 6 (4.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (3.55%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (2.84%) SQL Server 2000
8 2 (1.42%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.71%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.71%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.71%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.71%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 18 (12.77%) MSBuild
1 18 (12.77%) Artifactory
1 18 (12.77%) Jenkins
2 14 (9.93%) Hudson
3 10 (7.09%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (7.09%) Visual Studio
4 5 (3.55%) Oracle Forms
5 3 (2.13%) Eclipse
5 3 (2.13%) JMeter
5 3 (2.13%) Subversion
5 3 (2.13%) JIRA
5 3 (2.13%) ReSharper
5 3 (2.13%) Selenium
5 3 (2.13%) TeamCity
5 3 (2.13%) SoapUI
5 3 (2.13%) Rational Rhapsody
5 3 (2.13%) Octopus Deploy
5 3 (2.13%) Rational DOORS
5 3 (2.13%) Gradle
6 2 (1.42%) MSI
General
1 9 (6.38%) Finance
2 5 (3.55%) Back Office
3 4 (2.84%) Banking
4 1 (0.71%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 36 (25.53%) Developer
2 24 (17.02%) Analyst
3 12 (8.51%) Senior Developer
4 11 (7.80%) Software Developer
4 11 (7.80%) Support Engineer
5 10 (7.09%) Support Analyst
5 10 (7.09%) .NET Developer
5 10 (7.09%) SQL Developer
6 9 (6.38%) Service Desk Analyst
6 9 (6.38%) Service Analyst
7 8 (5.67%) 1st Line Support
7 8 (5.67%) SQL Server Developer
7 8 (5.67%) DevOps Engineer
8 7 (4.96%) 2nd Line Support
8 7 (4.96%) Architect
9 6 (4.26%) Systems Engineer
9 6 (4.26%) Desktop Engineer
9 6 (4.26%) Infrastructure Architect
9 6 (4.26%) Senior SQL Developer
9 6 (4.26%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (29.79%) .NET
2 15 (10.64%) .NET Framework
3 12 (8.51%) Entity Framework
4 11 (7.80%) ASP.NET
5 10 (7.09%) WCF
6 9 (6.38%) LINQ
7 8 (5.67%) XML
8 7 (4.96%) HTML
9 6 (4.26%) WinForms
10 4 (2.84%) SOAP
10 4 (2.84%) Web Services
10 4 (2.84%) AngularJS
11 3 (2.13%) ASP.NET Web API
11 3 (2.13%) HTML5
11 3 (2.13%) CSS3
11 3 (2.13%) WPF
11 3 (2.13%) RESTful
11 3 (2.13%) CSS
12 2 (1.42%) J2EE
12 2 (1.42%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.80%) NHS
2 10 (7.09%) Mainframe
3 6 (4.26%) Management Information System
3 6 (4.26%) Data Centre
4 3 (2.13%) Clustering
4 3 (2.13%) User Experience
5 2 (1.42%) EPoS
5 2 (1.42%) iPad
5 2 (1.42%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (1.42%) Human Factors
6 1 (0.71%) Reference Data
6 1 (0.71%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.71%) iSeries
6 1 (0.71%) CCTV
6 1 (0.71%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.71%) AS400
6 1 (0.71%) GIS
6 1 (0.71%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 36 (25.53%) Windows Server 2008
2 24 (17.02%) Windows 7
3 22 (15.60%) Windows Server 2012
4 20 (14.18%) Windows XP
5 14 (9.93%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (7.80%) Linux
7 6 (4.26%) Windows 8
8 4 (2.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (2.13%) UNIX
10 2 (1.42%) Windows 2000
10 2 (1.42%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.71%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.71%) Android
11 1 (0.71%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.71%) Windows CE
11 1 (0.71%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (24.11%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (21.99%) Scrum
3 24 (17.02%) ITIL
4 18 (12.77%) DevOps
5 16 (11.35%) Migration
6 14 (9.93%) UML
7 13 (9.22%) Continuous Delivery
8 12 (8.51%) Software Delivery
9 8 (5.67%) Automated Testing
10 7 (4.96%) OOP
10 7 (4.96%) Unit Testing
11 6 (4.26%) ETL
12 5 (3.55%) Service Management
12 5 (3.55%) Software Engineering
12 5 (3.55%) Disaster Recovery
13 4 (2.84%) MVC
13 4 (2.84%) Configuration Management
13 4 (2.84%) RUP
13 4 (2.84%) Software Testing
13 4 (2.84%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (16.31%) C#
1 23 (16.31%) PowerShell
2 22 (15.60%) SQL
3 14 (9.93%) Jython
4 10 (7.09%) Java
5 8 (5.67%) PL/SQL
6 6 (4.26%) T-SQL
7 5 (3.55%) JavaScript
8 4 (2.84%) C
8 4 (2.84%) C++
8 4 (2.84%) VB
8 4 (2.84%) VB6
8 4 (2.84%) VBA
9 2 (1.42%) Python
9 2 (1.42%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.71%) Perl
10 1 (0.71%) PHP
10 1 (0.71%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 34 (24.11%) Security Cleared
2 30 (21.28%) SC Cleared
3 13 (9.22%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (6.38%) MCDBA
5 8 (5.67%) MCITP
6 5 (3.55%) CCNA
6 5 (3.55%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (2.13%) MCSE
7 3 (2.13%) Degree
7 3 (2.13%) DV Cleared
8 2 (1.42%) MCDST
8 2 (1.42%) CTC Cleared
8 2 (1.42%) A+ Certification
8 2 (1.42%) ISEB
9 1 (0.71%) CCNP
9 1 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.71%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (8.51%) SLA
2 5 (3.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.42%) HL7
System Software
1 39 (27.66%) Active Directory
2 15 (10.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (4.96%) Hyper-V
3 7 (4.96%) vSphere
4 5 (3.55%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (2.13%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.71%) vCloud
6 1 (0.71%) XenApp
6 1 (0.71%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.71%) Xen
6 1 (0.71%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.71%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 9 (6.38%) SCCM
2 4 (2.84%) SCOM
2 4 (2.84%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (2.13%) Vagrant
4 2 (1.42%) SCSM
4 2 (1.42%) Windows Intune
5 1 (0.71%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (0.71%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (0.71%) Puppet
5 1 (0.71%) Nagios
5 1 (0.71%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 1 (0.71%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 66 (46.81%) Microsoft
2 30 (21.28%) VMware
3 20 (14.18%) Oracle
4 16 (11.35%) Citrix
5 11 (7.80%) Cisco
6 7 (4.96%) HP
7 5 (3.55%) Lotus
8 4 (2.84%) Red Hat
8 4 (2.84%) AppSense
8 4 (2.84%) Dell
8 4 (2.84%) Clearswift
9 3 (2.13%) 3PAR
10 2 (1.42%) Veeam
11 1 (0.71%) NetMotion Wireless
11 1 (0.71%) ESRI
11 1 (0.71%) Intel
11 1 (0.71%) IBM
11 1 (0.71%) NetApp
11 1 (0.71%) Blue Coat
11 1 (0.71%) Google
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