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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 14 9 3
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -6
Contract jobs citing Windows 78 87 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 15.03% 13.72% 21.58%
As % of the Operating Systems category 58.21% 68.50% 84.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 50 45
Average daily rate
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£320 £289 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.82% -5.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £135 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £502 £428 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £314
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 8 12
Average hourly rate £12.50 £12.00 £14.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.12% -15.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.80 £11.50 £11.39
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.47 £17.46 £15.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.25 £15.00 £15.25
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -1.63%
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
134 127 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 25.82% 20.03% 25.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 77 56
Average daily rate £350 £275 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -12.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £135 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 8 12
Average hourly rate £11.97 £12.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.22% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £11.50 £11.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.11 £19.20 £15.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+1.61% -3.12%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +9 32 £298 +28.64% 16
Newport +1 29 £380 +16.92% 7
Caerphilly 0 3 £160 -
Torfaen - 3 £110 - 2
Rhondda Cynon Taff 0 1 - -
Glamorgan - 1 £280 -
Gwent - 1 - - 1
Windows
Wales

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (44.59%) Microsoft
2 44 (29.73%) Active Directory
3 37 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 34 (22.97%) VMware
4 34 (22.97%) Windows Server 2008
5 33 (22.30%) Agile Software Development
6 29 (19.59%) Windows 7
7 28 (18.92%) SC Cleared
8 27 (18.24%) .NET
8 27 (18.24%) Windows XP
9 26 (17.57%) ITIL
10 24 (16.22%) SQL
10 24 (16.22%) MS Excel
10 24 (16.22%) Citrix
11 23 (15.54%) Windows Server 2003
12 22 (14.86%) Oracle
13 21 (14.19%) UML
13 21 (14.19%) Scrum
14 20 (13.51%) Linux
14 20 (13.51%) C#
15 19 (12.84%) SQL Server
15 19 (12.84%) VMware Infrastructure
16 17 (11.49%) MS Exchange
17 16 (10.81%) SLA
17 16 (10.81%) Cisco
17 16 (10.81%) Finance
18 15 (10.14%) .NET Framework
18 15 (10.14%) Visual Studio
19 14 (9.46%) Windows Server 2012
20 13 (8.78%) MS Office

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 17 (11.49%) MS Exchange
2 9 (6.08%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (5.41%) IIS
4 5 (3.38%) Lync
4 5 (3.38%) Exchange Server 2000
5 4 (2.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 4 (2.70%) OpenStack
5 4 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (2.03%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (2.03%) WebSphere
6 3 (2.03%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (1.35%) IBM HTTP Server
7 2 (1.35%) JBoss
7 2 (1.35%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.35%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.68%) nginx
8 1 (0.68%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.68%) Node.js
8 1 (0.68%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.68%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 24 (16.22%) MS Excel
2 13 (8.78%) MS Office
3 2 (1.35%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.68%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (0.68%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.70%) Office 365
2 2 (1.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.35%) IaaS
3 1 (0.68%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 12 (8.11%) DNS
2 11 (7.43%) TCP/IP
3 9 (6.08%) SAN
4 8 (5.41%) Firewall
4 8 (5.41%) DHCP
5 4 (2.70%) HTTP
5 4 (2.70%) LAN
6 3 (2.03%) WAN
6 3 (2.03%) Internet
6 3 (2.03%) Wireless
7 2 (1.35%) SNMP
7 2 (1.35%) IPv4
7 2 (1.35%) VoIP
8 1 (0.68%) Cisco PIX
8 1 (0.68%) Network Security
8 1 (0.68%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.68%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 1 (0.68%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 1 (0.68%) PABX
8 1 (0.68%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (12.84%) SQL Server
2 10 (6.76%) MySQL
3 9 (6.08%) Relational Database
4 8 (5.41%) Oracle9i Database
4 8 (5.41%) Oracle Database
4 8 (5.41%) Oracle Database 11g
5 7 (4.73%) RDBMS
6 6 (4.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (3.38%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.68%) Ingres
8 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 15 (10.14%) Visual Studio
2 10 (6.76%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (4.73%) Artifactory
3 7 (4.73%) Jenkins
3 7 (4.73%) MSBuild
3 7 (4.73%) Subversion
4 5 (3.38%) Oracle Forms
5 3 (2.03%) Selenium
5 3 (2.03%) JIRA
5 3 (2.03%) ReSharper
5 3 (2.03%) Rational Rhapsody
5 3 (2.03%) Gradle
5 3 (2.03%) SoapUI
5 3 (2.03%) Rational DOORS
5 3 (2.03%) Hudson
5 3 (2.03%) Eclipse
5 3 (2.03%) MSI
5 3 (2.03%) InstallShield
5 3 (2.03%) JMeter
6 1 (0.68%) SpecFlow
General
1 16 (10.81%) Finance
2 6 (4.05%) Banking
3 5 (3.38%) Back Office
4 3 (2.03%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (2.03%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.03%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.68%) Welsh Language
5 1 (0.68%) Military
Job Titles
1 36 (24.32%) Developer
2 32 (21.62%) Analyst
3 20 (13.51%) Support Analyst
4 19 (12.84%) Support Engineer
5 15 (10.14%) 1st Line Support
6 13 (8.78%) Senior Developer
7 12 (8.11%) 2nd Line Support
7 12 (8.11%) Software Developer
8 10 (6.76%) SQL Developer
9 9 (6.08%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 9 (6.08%) 1st Line Support Analyst
10 8 (5.41%) Service Analyst
10 8 (5.41%) SQL Server Developer
10 8 (5.41%) Service Desk Analyst
10 8 (5.41%) Desktop Engineer
10 8 (5.41%) Desktop Support
10 8 (5.41%) Software Engineer
11 7 (4.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 6 (4.05%) .NET Developer
12 6 (4.05%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (18.24%) .NET
2 15 (10.14%) .NET Framework
3 12 (8.11%) Entity Framework
4 10 (6.76%) WCF
5 9 (6.08%) LINQ
6 6 (4.05%) WinForms
6 6 (4.05%) ASP.NET
6 6 (4.05%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 5 (3.38%) HTML
8 4 (2.70%) SOAP
8 4 (2.70%) Web Services
8 4 (2.70%) XML
9 3 (2.03%) WPF
9 3 (2.03%) RESTful
9 3 (2.03%) ASP.NET Web API
9 3 (2.03%) HTML5
9 3 (2.03%) CSS3
9 3 (2.03%) CSS
10 2 (1.35%) Middleware
10 2 (1.35%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.76%) Mainframe
1 10 (6.76%) NHS
2 9 (6.08%) Management Information System
3 8 (5.41%) AS400
4 5 (3.38%) Blackberry
4 5 (3.38%) Clustering
5 4 (2.70%) Visualisation
5 4 (2.70%) User Experience
5 4 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.35%) EPoS
6 2 (1.35%) iPad
6 2 (1.35%) Embedded Systems
6 2 (1.35%) iSeries
6 2 (1.35%) Mathematics
6 2 (1.35%) Human Factors
7 1 (0.68%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.68%) Physics
7 1 (0.68%) iPhone
7 1 (0.68%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.68%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 34 (22.97%) Windows Server 2008
2 29 (19.59%) Windows 7
3 27 (18.24%) Windows XP
4 23 (15.54%) Windows Server 2003
5 20 (13.51%) Linux
6 14 (9.46%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (6.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (4.73%) UNIX
9 6 (4.05%) Windows 8
10 4 (2.70%) Mac OS X
11 3 (2.03%) OS/400
12 2 (1.35%) Windows 2000
12 2 (1.35%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.68%) Android
13 1 (0.68%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.68%) AIX
13 1 (0.68%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (22.30%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (17.57%) ITIL
3 21 (14.19%) UML
3 21 (14.19%) Scrum
4 11 (7.43%) Disaster Recovery
5 9 (6.08%) Software Engineering
6 8 (5.41%) Service Management
6 8 (5.41%) Automated Testing
7 7 (4.73%) Unit Testing
7 7 (4.73%) OOP
8 6 (4.05%) Migration
8 6 (4.05%) RUP
8 6 (4.05%) ETL
9 5 (3.38%) Configuration Management
9 5 (3.38%) Incident Management
9 5 (3.38%) Service Delivery
10 4 (2.70%) MVC
10 4 (2.70%) IT Governance
10 4 (2.70%) Software Testing
10 4 (2.70%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (16.22%) SQL
2 20 (13.51%) C#
3 9 (6.08%) C++
4 8 (5.41%) PL/SQL
4 8 (5.41%) Java
5 7 (4.73%) PowerShell
6 6 (4.05%) C
7 3 (2.03%) Jython
8 2 (1.35%) Python
8 2 (1.35%) T-SQL
8 2 (1.35%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.68%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.68%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.68%) Perl
9 1 (0.68%) PHP
Qualifications
1 37 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 28 (18.92%) SC Cleared
3 13 (8.78%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (6.76%) Degree
5 9 (6.08%) MCP
5 9 (6.08%) MCDBA
5 9 (6.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 8 (5.41%) MCITP
7 7 (4.73%) DV Cleared
8 6 (4.05%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (3.38%) CCNA
10 2 (1.35%) MCDST
10 2 (1.35%) ISEB
10 2 (1.35%) CCNP
10 2 (1.35%) MCSE
11 1 (0.68%) CCENT
11 1 (0.68%) CTC Cleared
11 1 (0.68%) VCP5
11 1 (0.68%) A+ Certification
11 1 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (10.81%) SLA
2 5 (3.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (2.70%) HL7
4 3 (2.03%) GxP
5 1 (0.68%) COBIT
5 1 (0.68%) COSO
System Software
1 44 (29.73%) Active Directory
2 19 (12.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (5.41%) VMware ESX
3 8 (5.41%) XenApp
4 7 (4.73%) vSphere
5 6 (4.05%) Hyper-V
6 4 (2.70%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (2.70%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.68%) vCloud
7 1 (0.68%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.68%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 12 (8.11%) SCCM
2 4 (2.70%) SCOM
3 3 (2.03%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (1.35%) BladeLogic
4 2 (1.35%) BMC PATROL
4 2 (1.35%) BMC Performance Manager
5 1 (0.68%) WSUS
5 1 (0.68%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 1 (0.68%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.68%) Nagios
5 1 (0.68%) ARCserve
5 1 (0.68%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.68%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 66 (44.59%) Microsoft
2 34 (22.97%) VMware
3 24 (16.22%) Citrix
4 22 (14.86%) Oracle
5 16 (10.81%) Cisco
6 11 (7.43%) Red Hat
7 6 (4.05%) IBM
7 6 (4.05%) McAfee
8 5 (3.38%) HP
9 4 (2.70%) Apple
10 3 (2.03%) F5
10 3 (2.03%) CheckPoint
10 3 (2.03%) Sophos
10 3 (2.03%) Symantec
10 3 (2.03%) AppSense
11 2 (1.35%) Blue Coat
11 2 (1.35%) BMC
11 2 (1.35%) Business Objects
12 1 (0.68%) LANDesk
12 1 (0.68%) SonicWALL
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