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 4 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 11 7 3
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -4
Contract jobs citing Windows 75 92 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 15.24% 15.73% 20.00%
As % of the Operating Systems category 64.10% 71.88% 78.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 50 39
Average daily rate
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£310 £258 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.38% -17.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £135 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £504 £425 £371
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 11
Average hourly rate £15.25 £16.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.68% +18.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.32 £17.03 £15.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.25 £15.50 £15.33
% change year-on-year
-1.61% +1.14%
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
117 128 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 23.78% 21.88% 25.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 74 51
Average daily rate £318 £250 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.00% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £135 £129
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 11
Average hourly rate £12.45 £16.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.21% +18.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £17.03 £15.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.85 £15.88 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.15% -0.78%

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 4 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 4 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 4 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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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 +3 35 £296 +37.79% 14
Newport -5 23 £463 +42.30% 2
Caerphilly 0 2 £155 - 1
Torfaen - 2 - - 1
Rhondda Cynon Taff 0 1 - - 1
Bridgend -1 1 - - 1
Glamorgan - 1 £280 -
Gwent - 1 - -
Windows
Wales

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 4 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 63 (43.15%) Microsoft
2 43 (29.45%) Active Directory
3 36 (24.66%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (24.66%) Security Cleared
4 33 (22.60%) VMware
4 33 (22.60%) Windows Server 2008
5 32 (21.92%) Windows 7
6 29 (19.86%) SQL
7 27 (18.49%) Windows XP
8 25 (17.12%) SC Cleared
9 24 (16.44%) MS Excel
9 24 (16.44%) ITIL
9 24 (16.44%) Windows Server 2003
10 23 (15.75%) Citrix
11 22 (15.07%) Linux
11 22 (15.07%) .NET
11 22 (15.07%) Oracle
12 21 (14.38%) Finance
13 19 (13.01%) UML
14 18 (12.33%) C#
14 18 (12.33%) VMware Infrastructure
15 17 (11.64%) SQL Server
15 17 (11.64%) Scrum
16 16 (10.96%) Cisco
17 15 (10.27%) SLA
17 15 (10.27%) Visual Studio
17 15 (10.27%) MS Exchange
18 14 (9.59%) .NET Framework
19 13 (8.90%) Microsoft Certification
20 12 (8.22%) DNS

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 4 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 15 (10.27%) MS Exchange
2 10 (6.85%) IIS
3 8 (5.48%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (3.42%) Lync
4 5 (3.42%) Exchange Server 2000
5 4 (2.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 4 (2.74%) OpenROAD
5 4 (2.74%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (2.74%) OpenStack
6 3 (2.05%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (2.05%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (2.05%) WebSphere
7 2 (1.37%) IBM HTTP Server
7 2 (1.37%) JBoss
7 2 (1.37%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.68%) Node.js
8 1 (0.68%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.68%) nginx
8 1 (0.68%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 1 (0.68%) SharePoint
Applications
1 24 (16.44%) MS Excel
2 11 (7.53%) MS Office
3 2 (1.37%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.68%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (0.68%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.05%) Office 365
2 2 (1.37%) IaaS
3 1 (0.68%) Mimecast
3 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (8.22%) DNS
2 10 (6.85%) TCP/IP
3 8 (5.48%) Firewall
3 8 (5.48%) DHCP
3 8 (5.48%) SAN
4 4 (2.74%) LAN
5 3 (2.05%) Internet
5 3 (2.05%) HTTP
5 3 (2.05%) WAN
6 2 (1.37%) Wireless
6 2 (1.37%) VoIP
6 2 (1.37%) IPv4
6 2 (1.37%) SNMP
7 1 (0.68%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 1 (0.68%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 1 (0.68%) PABX
7 1 (0.68%) Cisco PIX
7 1 (0.68%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.68%) OSPF
7 1 (0.68%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (11.64%) SQL Server
2 12 (8.22%) Relational Database
3 10 (6.85%) RDBMS
3 10 (6.85%) MySQL
4 8 (5.48%) Oracle9i Database
4 8 (5.48%) Oracle Database 11g
4 8 (5.48%) Oracle Database
5 6 (4.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (3.42%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (2.74%) Ingres
8 1 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 15 (10.27%) Visual Studio
2 10 (6.85%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (4.79%) Subversion
4 5 (3.42%) Oracle Forms
5 3 (2.05%) Gradle
5 3 (2.05%) Artifactory
5 3 (2.05%) Jenkins
5 3 (2.05%) MSBuild
5 3 (2.05%) SoapUI
5 3 (2.05%) Selenium
5 3 (2.05%) MSI
5 3 (2.05%) InstallShield
5 3 (2.05%) Eclipse
5 3 (2.05%) JIRA
5 3 (2.05%) ReSharper
5 3 (2.05%) JMeter
6 2 (1.37%) Rational DOORS
6 2 (1.37%) Rational Rhapsody
7 1 (0.68%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.68%) Cucumber
General
1 21 (14.38%) Finance
2 5 (3.42%) Banking
3 4 (2.74%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.74%) Back Office
4 3 (2.05%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (2.05%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.68%) Welsh Language
5 1 (0.68%) Military
Job Titles
1 36 (24.66%) Developer
2 34 (23.29%) Analyst
3 19 (13.01%) Support Analyst
3 19 (13.01%) Support Engineer
4 16 (10.96%) 1st Line Support
5 14 (9.59%) 2nd Line Support
6 13 (8.90%) Senior Developer
7 12 (8.22%) Software Developer
8 10 (6.85%) SQL Developer
9 9 (6.16%) 1st Line Support Analyst
9 9 (6.16%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 9 (6.16%) Service Desk Analyst
9 9 (6.16%) Service Analyst
10 8 (5.48%) Desktop Engineer
10 8 (5.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 8 (5.48%) SQL Server Developer
10 8 (5.48%) Desktop Support
11 7 (4.79%) Software Engineer
11 7 (4.79%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 6 (4.11%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (15.07%) .NET
2 14 (9.59%) .NET Framework
3 11 (7.53%) Entity Framework
4 9 (6.16%) WCF
4 9 (6.16%) LINQ
5 6 (4.11%) WinForms
5 6 (4.11%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 5 (3.42%) HTML
6 5 (3.42%) ASP.NET
7 4 (2.74%) SOAP
7 4 (2.74%) Web Services
7 4 (2.74%) XML
8 3 (2.05%) ASP.NET Web API
8 3 (2.05%) CSS3
8 3 (2.05%) HTML5
8 3 (2.05%) WPF
8 3 (2.05%) RESTful
8 3 (2.05%) CSS
9 2 (1.37%) XHTML
9 2 (1.37%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.85%) Management Information System
1 10 (6.85%) AS400
1 10 (6.85%) NHS
1 10 (6.85%) Mainframe
2 5 (3.42%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (3.42%) Blackberry
2 5 (3.42%) Clustering
3 4 (2.74%) Visualisation
3 4 (2.74%) User Experience
4 2 (1.37%) Mathematics
4 2 (1.37%) iSeries
4 2 (1.37%) Human Factors
4 2 (1.37%) iPad
4 2 (1.37%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (0.68%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.68%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (0.68%) Open Source
5 1 (0.68%) iPhone
5 1 (0.68%) EPoS
5 1 (0.68%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 33 (22.60%) Windows Server 2008
2 32 (21.92%) Windows 7
3 27 (18.49%) Windows XP
4 24 (16.44%) Windows Server 2003
5 22 (15.07%) Linux
6 10 (6.85%) UNIX
6 10 (6.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (6.85%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (4.11%) Windows 8
8 4 (2.74%) AIX
8 4 (2.74%) Mac OS X
9 3 (2.05%) OS/400
10 2 (1.37%) Windows 2000
10 2 (1.37%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.68%) Android
11 1 (0.68%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (24.66%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (16.44%) ITIL
3 19 (13.01%) UML
4 17 (11.64%) Scrum
5 11 (7.53%) Disaster Recovery
6 10 (6.85%) Service Management
7 8 (5.48%) Service Delivery
7 8 (5.48%) Automated Testing
7 8 (5.48%) Software Engineering
8 7 (4.79%) Unit Testing
8 7 (4.79%) OOP
8 7 (4.79%) Incident Management
8 7 (4.79%) Migration
9 6 (4.11%) RUP
9 6 (4.11%) ETL
10 5 (3.42%) IT Governance
11 4 (2.74%) Software Testing
11 4 (2.74%) PRINCE2
11 4 (2.74%) DSDM
11 4 (2.74%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (19.86%) SQL
2 18 (12.33%) C#
3 8 (5.48%) C++
3 8 (5.48%) PL/SQL
4 7 (4.79%) Java
5 5 (3.42%) C
6 3 (2.05%) PowerShell
7 2 (1.37%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.68%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.68%) Python
8 1 (0.68%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.68%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.68%) Perl
8 1 (0.68%) PHP
Qualifications
1 36 (24.66%) Security Cleared
2 25 (17.12%) SC Cleared
3 13 (8.90%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (8.22%) MCP
5 10 (6.85%) Degree
6 9 (6.16%) MCDBA
6 9 (6.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 8 (5.48%) MCITP
8 7 (4.79%) DV Cleared
9 6 (4.11%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (3.42%) CCNA
11 2 (1.37%) MCSE
11 2 (1.37%) ISEB
11 2 (1.37%) CCNP
12 1 (0.68%) VCP5
12 1 (0.68%) CCENT
12 1 (0.68%) A+ Certification
12 1 (0.68%) CISSP
12 1 (0.68%) MCDST
12 1 (0.68%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (10.27%) SLA
2 5 (3.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (2.74%) HL7
4 3 (2.05%) GxP
5 1 (0.68%) COSO
5 1 (0.68%) COBIT
System Software
1 43 (29.45%) Active Directory
2 18 (12.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (5.48%) VMware ESX
4 7 (4.79%) XenApp
5 6 (4.11%) Hyper-V
5 6 (4.11%) vSphere
6 4 (2.74%) Terminal Services
7 3 (2.05%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.68%) vCloud
8 1 (0.68%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.68%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 11 (7.53%) SCCM
2 3 (2.05%) SCOM
2 3 (2.05%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (1.37%) BladeLogic
3 2 (1.37%) BMC PATROL
3 2 (1.37%) BMC Performance Manager
4 1 (0.68%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.68%) Nagios
4 1 (0.68%) ARCserve
4 1 (0.68%) WSUS
4 1 (0.68%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 1 (0.68%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.68%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 63 (43.15%) Microsoft
2 33 (22.60%) VMware
3 23 (15.75%) Citrix
4 22 (15.07%) Oracle
5 16 (10.96%) Cisco
6 11 (7.53%) Red Hat
7 8 (5.48%) IBM
8 6 (4.11%) McAfee
9 4 (2.74%) Apple
10 3 (2.05%) F5
10 3 (2.05%) Symantec
10 3 (2.05%) Sophos
10 3 (2.05%) CheckPoint
10 3 (2.05%) HP
10 3 (2.05%) AppSense
11 2 (1.37%) Blue Coat
11 2 (1.37%) Business Objects
11 2 (1.37%) BMC
12 1 (0.68%) NetMotion Wireless
12 1 (0.68%) Lumension
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