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 20 February 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows
Wales / South Wales
Rank 9 5 9
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +4
Contract jobs citing Windows 63 102 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 11.91% 17.71% 13.39%
As % of the Operating Systems category 54.31% 48.57% 74.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 55 43
Median daily rate £300 £300 £300
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £139 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £409 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +0.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 16 7
Median hourly rate £11.17 £12.75 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.39% -20.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.75 £13.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £13.00 £19.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-6.45% +6.89%

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
116 210 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 21.93% 36.46% 17.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 145 58
Median daily rate £388 £338 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.81% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £143 £138 £147
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 16 7
Median hourly rate £11.17 £13.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.07% -18.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £10.75 £14.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £13.00 £18.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +9.37%

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 20 February 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 20 February 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 20 February 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 -2 36 £300 +17.07% 5
Bridgend 0 11 £425 -
Caerphilly 0 8 £155 - 1
Newport -11 3 £333 -9.93% 3
Windows
Wales

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 67 (43.51%) Active Directory
2 53 (34.42%) Windows 7
3 48 (31.17%) Microsoft
4 44 (28.57%) Windows Server
5 36 (23.38%) VMware
6 34 (22.08%) Cisco
7 32 (20.78%) Security Cleared
8 31 (20.13%) SC Cleared
8 31 (20.13%) ITIL
8 31 (20.13%) Linux
9 30 (19.48%) MS Office
10 26 (16.88%) Windows Server 2012
11 25 (16.23%) Windows Server 2008
11 25 (16.23%) Oracle
12 23 (14.94%) MS Excel
12 23 (14.94%) Citrix
12 23 (14.94%) Firewall
13 22 (14.29%) SQL
14 19 (12.34%) MS Exchange
15 18 (11.69%) SQL Server
16 16 (10.39%) HP
17 15 (9.74%) Cisco Certification
17 15 (9.74%) CCNA
18 13 (8.44%) Microsoft Certification
18 13 (8.44%) SAN
18 13 (8.44%) iPhone
18 13 (8.44%) Data Centre
19 12 (7.79%) Oracle RAC
20 11 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
20 11 (7.14%) iPad

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 19 (12.34%) MS Exchange
2 10 (6.49%) PowerExchange
3 5 (3.25%) WebLogic
4 3 (1.95%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (1.30%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (1.30%) Skype for Business
5 2 (1.30%) Tornado
6 1 (0.65%) Apache
6 1 (0.65%) Apache Pig
6 1 (0.65%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.65%) Confluence
6 1 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2000
6 1 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.65%) IIS
Applications
1 30 (19.48%) MS Office
2 23 (14.94%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.65%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.25%) 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 23 (14.94%) Firewall
2 13 (8.44%) SAN
3 10 (6.49%) Internet
3 10 (6.49%) TCP/IP
4 8 (5.19%) LAN
5 7 (4.55%) Wireless
6 6 (3.90%) WAN
6 6 (3.90%) Wi-Fi
7 5 (3.25%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (3.25%) DNS
8 4 (2.60%) Cisco IOS
8 4 (2.60%) DHCP
8 4 (2.60%) iSCSI
8 4 (2.60%) VoIP
9 3 (1.95%) SNMP
9 3 (1.95%) Structured Cabling
10 2 (1.30%) InfiniBand
10 2 (1.30%) IPv6
10 2 (1.30%) NAS
10 2 (1.30%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (11.69%) SQL Server
2 9 (5.84%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (5.19%) MySQL
4 6 (3.90%) Oracle Database
4 6 (3.90%) SQL Server 2000
5 4 (2.60%) PowerCenter
6 3 (1.95%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (1.30%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.30%) Oracle Exadata
7 2 (1.30%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.30%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.30%) SQLite
8 1 (0.65%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.65%) DataStage
8 1 (0.65%) OLAP
8 1 (0.65%) Oracle OLAP
8 1 (0.65%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.65%) QlikView
8 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (3.90%) Visual Studio
2 4 (2.60%) Rational DOORS
3 3 (1.95%) Cucumber
3 3 (1.95%) JBehave
3 3 (1.95%) Jenkins
3 3 (1.95%) JUnit
3 3 (1.95%) Selenium
4 2 (1.30%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.65%) Android Studio
5 1 (0.65%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.65%) InstallShield
5 1 (0.65%) JIRA
5 1 (0.65%) MSI
5 1 (0.65%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.65%) Rational Rhapsody
5 1 (0.65%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.65%) StarTeam
5 1 (0.65%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.65%) TeamCity
General
1 7 (4.55%) Finance
2 4 (2.60%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.95%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.30%) Local Government
4 2 (1.30%) Military
4 2 (1.30%) Publishing
5 1 (0.65%) Banking
Job Titles
1 27 (17.53%) Analyst
2 18 (11.69%) Support Engineer
3 17 (11.04%) Service Analyst
3 17 (11.04%) Service Desk Analyst
4 16 (10.39%) 2nd Line Support
5 14 (9.09%) Consultant
6 13 (8.44%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 11 (7.14%) Network Engineer
8 10 (6.49%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
8 10 (6.49%) Architect
8 10 (6.49%) Informatica Consultant
8 10 (6.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 10 (6.49%) Technical Engineer
9 9 (5.84%) Software Engineer
9 9 (5.84%) Technical Support
10 8 (5.19%) Desktop Support
11 7 (4.55%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 7 (4.55%) Developer
11 7 (4.55%) Service Desk Engineer
11 7 (4.55%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.95%) XML
2 2 (1.30%) .NET
2 2 (1.30%) ASP.NET
2 2 (1.30%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 2 (1.30%) CSS
2 2 (1.30%) Dropwizard
2 2 (1.30%) Flask
2 2 (1.30%) HTML
2 2 (1.30%) JSON
2 2 (1.30%) Middleware
2 2 (1.30%) OAuth
2 2 (1.30%) ZeroMQ
3 1 (0.65%) MCollective
3 1 (0.65%) OCX
3 1 (0.65%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.44%) Data Centre
1 13 (8.44%) iPhone
2 11 (7.14%) iPad
3 6 (3.90%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (3.25%) iSeries
5 4 (2.60%) Clustering
6 2 (1.30%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.30%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.30%) EMC VNX
6 2 (1.30%) Life Science
6 2 (1.30%) Oracle Exalogic
6 2 (1.30%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.65%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.65%) CLARiiON
7 1 (0.65%) Fintech
7 1 (0.65%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.65%) Mobile Computing
7 1 (0.65%) NHS
7 1 (0.65%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 53 (34.42%) Windows 7
2 44 (28.57%) Windows Server
3 31 (20.13%) Linux
4 26 (16.88%) Windows Server 2012
5 25 (16.23%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (5.84%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (4.55%) AIX
7 7 (4.55%) Windows 8
8 6 (3.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (3.90%) Unix
9 5 (3.25%) Windows 10
10 3 (1.95%) Android
11 2 (1.30%) Oracle Linux
11 2 (1.30%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.65%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.65%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (20.13%) ITIL
2 10 (6.49%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (6.49%) Change Data Capture
2 10 (6.49%) Migration
3 9 (5.84%) Information Security
3 9 (5.84%) Software Engineering
4 8 (5.19%) Network Management
5 7 (4.55%) Incident Management
5 7 (4.55%) Virtual Environments
6 6 (3.90%) Service Management
6 6 (3.90%) UML
7 5 (3.25%) Change Control
7 5 (3.25%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (3.25%) ETL
7 5 (3.25%) OO
7 5 (3.25%) Regression Testing
8 4 (2.60%) Continuous Delivery
8 4 (2.60%) Data Mapping
8 4 (2.60%) Database Tuning
8 4 (2.60%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 22 (14.29%) SQL
2 10 (6.49%) C++
3 6 (3.90%) C
4 5 (3.25%) PowerShell
5 4 (2.60%) C#
5 4 (2.60%) Python
6 2 (1.30%) Java
6 2 (1.30%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.30%) VB.NET
6 2 (1.30%) VBScript
7 1 (0.65%) Perl
7 1 (0.65%) VB
Qualifications
1 32 (20.78%) Security Cleared
2 31 (20.13%) SC Cleared
3 15 (9.74%) CCNA
3 15 (9.74%) Cisco Certification
4 13 (8.44%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (5.19%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 8 (5.19%) MCITP
6 6 (3.90%) MCDBA
7 5 (3.25%) Degree
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%) CCNP
10 1 (0.65%) ISEB
10 1 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.65%) MCP
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
System Software
1 67 (43.51%) Active Directory
2 12 (7.79%) Oracle RAC
3 11 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (4.55%) ProxySG
5 5 (3.25%) Hyper-V
6 4 (2.60%) XenApp
7 3 (1.95%) Terminal Services
8 2 (1.30%) BitLocker
8 2 (1.30%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 2 (1.30%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (1.30%) Oracle Clusterware
8 2 (1.30%) VMware ESX
8 2 (1.30%) vSphere
9 1 (0.65%) Firmware
9 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.65%) pfSense
9 1 (0.65%) PowerHA
9 1 (0.65%) Snort
9 1 (0.65%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 8 (5.19%) Tivoli
1 8 (5.19%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 7 (4.55%) HP Data Protector
3 6 (3.90%) SCCM
4 4 (2.60%) Backup Exec
5 3 (1.95%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 2 (1.30%) Cisco Prime
6 2 (1.30%) Oracle ZFS
6 2 (1.30%) Puppet
7 1 (0.65%) Ansible
7 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.65%) Nessus
7 1 (0.65%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.65%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.65%) Packer
7 1 (0.65%) Rundeck
7 1 (0.65%) SCOM
7 1 (0.65%) Tivoli Identity Manager
7 1 (0.65%) WSUS
7 1 (0.65%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 48 (31.17%) Microsoft
2 36 (23.38%) VMware
3 34 (22.08%) Cisco
4 25 (16.23%) Oracle
5 23 (14.94%) Citrix
6 16 (10.39%) HP
7 11 (7.14%) Informatica
7 11 (7.14%) Teradata
8 7 (4.55%) Blue Coat
8 7 (4.55%) NetApp
8 7 (4.55%) Red Hat
8 7 (4.55%) SAP
9 6 (3.90%) Intel Security
9 6 (3.90%) RedGate
10 5 (3.25%) Apple
10 5 (3.25%) F5
10 5 (3.25%) Fortinet
11 3 (1.95%) Avaya
11 3 (1.95%) Kofax
12 2 (1.30%) Hitachi
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