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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 9 5 5
Rank change year-on-year
-4 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 68 85 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 15.14% 15.89% 16.57%
As % of the Operating Systems category 73.91% 77.27% 80.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 47 33
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£325 £300 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £143 £162 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 8
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £12.43
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +28.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.35 £13.60 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.53 £16.16 £17.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.85 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-4.19% +3.33%
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
92 110 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 20.49% 20.56% 20.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 67 40
Average daily rate £325 £300 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £163 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £309
% change year-on-year
+7.93% +1.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 8
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +45.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.88 £12.55 £9.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £16.16 £19.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

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 27 March 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
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 27 March 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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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 -1 32 £288 +15.00% 10
Newport -3 15 £468 +43.84% 4
Bridgend -1 6 £450 +20.00% 2
Caerphilly - 5 £150 - 3
Torfaen - 1 - - 2
Vale of Glamorgan - - - -
Rhondda Cynon Taff - - - - 1
Glamorgan - - - - 1
Monmouthshire - - - -
Windows
Wales

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 58 (40.28%) Microsoft
2 39 (27.08%) Active Directory
3 37 (25.69%) Windows 7
4 32 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 30 (20.83%) Security Cleared
5 30 (20.83%) SQL
5 30 (20.83%) ITIL
6 29 (20.14%) VMware
7 26 (18.06%) Agile Software Development
8 24 (16.67%) Windows XP
9 22 (15.28%) MS Excel
9 22 (15.28%) Linux
10 21 (14.58%) Citrix
10 21 (14.58%) Finance
10 21 (14.58%) SC Cleared
11 20 (13.89%) Windows Server 2003
12 18 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
13 17 (11.81%) SLA
14 15 (10.42%) MCP
14 15 (10.42%) Oracle
14 15 (10.42%) MS Office
15 14 (9.72%) SQL Server
15 14 (9.72%) UML
16 13 (9.03%) IIS
16 13 (9.03%) MS Exchange
17 12 (8.33%) Visual Studio
17 12 (8.33%) .NET
17 12 (8.33%) UNIX
17 12 (8.33%) AS400
18 11 (7.64%) Disaster Recovery

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 13 (9.03%) IIS
1 13 (9.03%) MS Exchange
2 7 (4.86%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (3.47%) Exchange Server 2000
3 5 (3.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 5 (3.47%) Lync
4 4 (2.78%) OpenStack
4 4 (2.78%) OpenROAD
4 4 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.39%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.39%) IBM HTTP Server
6 2 (1.39%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.69%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.69%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.69%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.69%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 22 (15.28%) MS Excel
2 15 (10.42%) MS Office
3 2 (1.39%) MS Project
4 1 (0.69%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.69%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (0.69%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.08%) Office 365
2 2 (1.39%) IaaS
3 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (7.64%) Firewall
1 11 (7.64%) DNS
2 8 (5.56%) TCP/IP
3 7 (4.86%) LAN
3 7 (4.86%) DHCP
4 6 (4.17%) SAN
5 5 (3.47%) WAN
6 3 (2.08%) Internet
7 2 (1.39%) HTTP
7 2 (1.39%) IPv4
7 2 (1.39%) SNMP
8 1 (0.69%) Cisco PIX
8 1 (0.69%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.69%) Wireless
8 1 (0.69%) BGP
8 1 (0.69%) DSL
8 1 (0.69%) MPLS
8 1 (0.69%) OSPF
8 1 (0.69%) ADSL
8 1 (0.69%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (9.72%) SQL Server
2 10 (6.94%) Relational Database
3 8 (5.56%) RDBMS
4 7 (4.86%) MySQL
5 4 (2.78%) Oracle Database
5 4 (2.78%) Ingres
5 4 (2.78%) Oracle9i Database
5 4 (2.78%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (2.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (2.08%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.69%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 12 (8.33%) Visual Studio
2 7 (4.86%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (2.78%) Subversion
4 3 (2.08%) MSI
4 3 (2.08%) InstallShield
5 2 (1.39%) MSBuild
5 2 (1.39%) Oracle Forms
General
1 21 (14.58%) Finance
2 5 (3.47%) Manufacturing
3 4 (2.78%) Banking
4 3 (2.08%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.08%) Back Office
4 3 (2.08%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.69%) Welsh Language
5 1 (0.69%) Military
Job Titles
1 43 (29.86%) Analyst
2 22 (15.28%) Developer
3 16 (11.11%) 1st Line Support
4 15 (10.42%) Support Engineer
4 15 (10.42%) Service Desk Analyst
4 15 (10.42%) Support Analyst
4 15 (10.42%) Service Analyst
5 12 (8.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 12 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
6 9 (6.25%) Senior Developer
7 8 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 7 (4.86%) Desktop Engineer
8 7 (4.86%) SQL Developer
8 7 (4.86%) Software Developer
8 7 (4.86%) 1st Line Support Analyst
8 7 (4.86%) IT Support
9 6 (4.17%) Desktop Support
9 6 (4.17%) Consultant
10 5 (3.47%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 5 (3.47%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (8.33%) .NET
2 7 (4.86%) .NET Framework
3 6 (4.17%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 5 (3.47%) WCF
4 5 (3.47%) LINQ
4 5 (3.47%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 3 (2.08%) WinForms
5 3 (2.08%) HTML
6 2 (1.39%) XHTML
6 2 (1.39%) Middleware
7 1 (0.69%) SOAP
7 1 (0.69%) Web Services
7 1 (0.69%) XML
7 1 (0.69%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.33%) AS400
2 9 (6.25%) Management Information System
3 7 (4.86%) Mainframe
4 6 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (4.17%) NHS
4 6 (4.17%) Blackberry
5 5 (3.47%) Clustering
6 4 (2.78%) Visualisation
7 2 (1.39%) Embedded Systems
7 2 (1.39%) iSeries
7 2 (1.39%) iPad
7 2 (1.39%) User Experience
8 1 (0.69%) CCTV
8 1 (0.69%) Statistics
8 1 (0.69%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.69%) Physics
8 1 (0.69%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.69%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.69%) iPhone
8 1 (0.69%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 37 (25.69%) Windows 7
2 32 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 24 (16.67%) Windows XP
4 22 (15.28%) Linux
5 20 (13.89%) Windows Server 2003
6 12 (8.33%) UNIX
7 10 (6.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (6.94%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (4.86%) Windows 8
9 4 (2.78%) AIX
10 3 (2.08%) Mac OS X
10 3 (2.08%) OS/400
11 2 (1.39%) Windows 2000
11 2 (1.39%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.69%) Android
12 1 (0.69%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (20.83%) ITIL
2 26 (18.06%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (9.72%) UML
4 11 (7.64%) Disaster Recovery
5 10 (6.94%) Service Management
6 9 (6.25%) Scrum
6 9 (6.25%) Incident Management
7 8 (5.56%) Service Delivery
8 7 (4.86%) Migration
9 6 (4.17%) Software Engineering
10 5 (3.47%) Automated Testing
10 5 (3.47%) IT Governance
10 5 (3.47%) RUP
10 5 (3.47%) PRINCE2
11 4 (2.78%) Coaching
11 4 (2.78%) ETL
11 4 (2.78%) OOP
11 4 (2.78%) Configuration Management
11 4 (2.78%) Software Testing
11 4 (2.78%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 30 (20.83%) SQL
2 9 (6.25%) C#
3 7 (4.86%) C++
4 4 (2.78%) C
4 4 (2.78%) PL/SQL
5 3 (2.08%) PowerShell
5 3 (2.08%) Java
6 2 (1.39%) VB
7 1 (0.69%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 30 (20.83%) Security Cleared
2 21 (14.58%) SC Cleared
3 15 (10.42%) MCP
4 11 (7.64%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (6.94%) Degree
6 9 (6.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 7 (4.86%) MCITP
7 7 (4.86%) MCDBA
8 6 (4.17%) DV Cleared
9 3 (2.08%) ISEB
9 3 (2.08%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (1.39%) CCNP
10 2 (1.39%) CCNA
10 2 (1.39%) MCSE
10 2 (1.39%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.69%) JNCIS
11 1 (0.69%) CCSE
11 1 (0.69%) CISA
11 1 (0.69%) A+ Certification
11 1 (0.69%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (11.81%) SLA
2 3 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (2.08%) GxP
3 2 (1.39%) HL7
4 1 (0.69%) COBIT
4 1 (0.69%) COSO
System Software
1 39 (27.08%) Active Directory
2 18 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (6.25%) XenApp
4 8 (5.56%) VMware ESX
5 6 (4.17%) Hyper-V
6 4 (2.78%) Terminal Services
7 3 (2.08%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (2.08%) vSphere
8 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.69%) ProxySG
8 1 (0.69%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.69%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 11 (7.64%) SCCM
2 3 (2.08%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (1.39%) BMC PATROL
3 2 (1.39%) BMC Performance Manager
3 2 (1.39%) SCOM
3 2 (1.39%) BladeLogic
4 1 (0.69%) WSUS
4 1 (0.69%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.69%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.69%) ARCserve
4 1 (0.69%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 58 (40.28%) Microsoft
2 29 (20.14%) VMware
3 21 (14.58%) Citrix
4 15 (10.42%) Oracle
5 11 (7.64%) Red Hat
5 11 (7.64%) Cisco
6 10 (6.94%) IBM
7 6 (4.17%) McAfee
8 5 (3.47%) CheckPoint
9 4 (2.78%) HP
9 4 (2.78%) Apple
10 3 (2.08%) AppSense
10 3 (2.08%) Sophos
10 3 (2.08%) Symantec
10 3 (2.08%) F5
11 2 (1.39%) SAP
11 2 (1.39%) BMC
11 2 (1.39%) Blue Coat
12 1 (0.69%) SonicWALL
12 1 (0.69%) LANDesk
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