The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 1 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 10 8 4
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -4
Contract jobs citing Windows 116 104 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 15.08% 13.96% 18.20%
As % of the Operating Systems category 62.37% 68.42% 78.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 57 43
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£300 £305 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.63% -2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £129 £135 £126
10% offered a daily rate of more than £499 £425 £366
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 11 14
Average hourly rate £13.25 £16.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.18% +10.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £11.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.39 £16.16 £16.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.13 £15.50 £15.10
% change year-on-year
-2.41% +2.64%
Windows
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Wales region.

Operating Systems Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
186 152 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 24.19% 20.40% 23.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 89 57
Average daily rate £305 £283 £309
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.96% -8.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £135 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.58% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 12 14
Average hourly rate £12.35 £16.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.81% +10.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.63 £20.50 £16.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.85 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+0.94% -0.93%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

Windows
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows across the Wales region.

Windows Daily Rate Trend in Wales

Windows
Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Wales region over the 3 months to 1 May 2015.

Windows Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

Windows
Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the Wales region.

Windows Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

Windows
Hourly Rate Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Wales region over the 3 months to 1 May 2015.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Wales

Windows
Contract Job Locations in 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 Wales region over the 3 months to 1 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
South Wales -5 76 £305 +18.44% 22
North Wales +1 18 £160 +33.33% 2
West Wales +14 15 £256 -16.66% 1
Mid Wales - 2 £200 -
Windows
UK

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 79 (40.31%) Microsoft
2 58 (29.59%) Active Directory
3 53 (27.04%) Windows 7
4 46 (23.47%) Security Cleared
5 43 (21.94%) Agile Software Development
6 39 (19.90%) Windows XP
7 38 (19.39%) VMware
7 38 (19.39%) Windows Server 2008
8 34 (17.35%) SQL
8 34 (17.35%) SC Cleared
9 30 (15.31%) ITIL
10 29 (14.80%) Linux
10 29 (14.80%) Windows Server 2003
11 27 (13.78%) MS Excel
12 26 (13.27%) Oracle
13 25 (12.76%) Citrix
14 24 (12.24%) SQL Server
14 24 (12.24%) Finance
15 23 (11.73%) Scrum
15 23 (11.73%) .NET
16 21 (10.71%) MS Exchange
17 19 (9.69%) UML
18 18 (9.18%) VMware Infrastructure
19 17 (8.67%) SCCM
19 17 (8.67%) C#
19 17 (8.67%) Cisco
20 16 (8.16%) MCP
21 15 (7.65%) Visual Studio
21 15 (7.65%) Java
21 15 (7.65%) MySQL

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 21 (10.71%) MS Exchange
2 9 (4.59%) IIS
3 8 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (3.06%) IBM Notes
4 6 (3.06%) Tomcat
5 5 (2.55%) Lync
5 5 (2.55%) Exchange Server 2000
6 4 (2.04%) OpenROAD
6 4 (2.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (2.04%) WebSphere
6 4 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (2.04%) OpenStack
7 3 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (1.53%) Confluence
7 3 (1.53%) ArcGIS
7 3 (1.53%) ArcSDE
7 3 (1.53%) JBoss
8 2 (1.02%) Apache
8 2 (1.02%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 27 (13.78%) MS Excel
2 13 (6.63%) MS Office
3 2 (1.02%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.51%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (0.51%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.53%) Office 365
2 2 (1.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.02%) IaaS
3 1 (0.51%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 15 (7.65%) DNS
2 11 (5.61%) Firewall
3 10 (5.10%) TCP/IP
4 9 (4.59%) VoIP
5 8 (4.08%) SAN
5 8 (4.08%) DHCP
6 5 (2.55%) LAN
7 4 (2.04%) HTTP
8 3 (1.53%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (1.53%) Internet
8 3 (1.53%) WAN
9 2 (1.02%) FTP
9 2 (1.02%) SNMP
9 2 (1.02%) IPv4
9 2 (1.02%) Wireless
10 1 (0.51%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 1 (0.51%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 1 (0.51%) PABX
10 1 (0.51%) Cisco PIX
10 1 (0.51%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (12.24%) SQL Server
2 15 (7.65%) MySQL
3 12 (6.12%) Relational Database
4 10 (5.10%) RDBMS
5 8 (4.08%) Oracle9i Database
5 8 (4.08%) Oracle Database 11g
5 8 (4.08%) Oracle Database
6 7 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (3.06%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (2.04%) Ingres
9 2 (1.02%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (1.02%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.51%) Big Data
10 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.51%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 15 (7.65%) Visual Studio
2 10 (5.10%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (4.59%) Subversion
4 6 (3.06%) JIRA
5 5 (2.55%) Oracle Forms
6 3 (1.53%) Gradle
6 3 (1.53%) Artifactory
6 3 (1.53%) Jenkins
6 3 (1.53%) MSBuild
6 3 (1.53%) SoapUI
6 3 (1.53%) Selenium
6 3 (1.53%) ReSharper
6 3 (1.53%) MSI
6 3 (1.53%) InstallShield
6 3 (1.53%) JMeter
6 3 (1.53%) Eclipse
7 2 (1.02%) Rational DOORS
7 2 (1.02%) Git (software)
7 2 (1.02%) Rational Rhapsody
8 1 (0.51%) SpecFlow
General
1 24 (12.24%) Finance
2 5 (2.55%) Back Office
3 4 (2.04%) Banking
3 4 (2.04%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.53%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (1.53%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.02%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.51%) Welsh Language
6 1 (0.51%) Military
Job Titles
1 38 (19.39%) Developer
2 35 (17.86%) Analyst
3 27 (13.78%) Support Engineer
4 22 (11.22%) Desktop Support
5 19 (9.69%) 1st Line Support
6 18 (9.18%) Support Analyst
7 15 (7.65%) 2nd Line Support
8 14 (7.14%) Desktop Engineer
9 13 (6.63%) Senior Developer
10 12 (6.12%) Software Developer
10 12 (6.12%) SQL Developer
10 12 (6.12%) Rollout Engineer
11 11 (5.61%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 10 (5.10%) Service Analyst
12 10 (5.10%) Software Engineer
12 10 (5.10%) Service Desk Analyst
13 9 (4.59%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 9 (4.59%) 1st Line Support Analyst
13 9 (4.59%) SQL Server Developer
14 8 (4.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (11.73%) .NET
2 13 (6.63%) .NET Framework
3 10 (5.10%) Entity Framework
4 9 (4.59%) LINQ
5 8 (4.08%) XML
5 8 (4.08%) WCF
6 7 (3.57%) jQuery
6 7 (3.57%) HTML
7 6 (3.06%) WinForms
7 6 (3.06%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 5 (2.55%) JSON
8 5 (2.55%) HTML5
8 5 (2.55%) SOAP
8 5 (2.55%) Web Services
8 5 (2.55%) CSS
9 4 (2.04%) ASP.NET
9 4 (2.04%) RESTful
9 4 (2.04%) CSS3
10 3 (1.53%) ASP.NET Web API
10 3 (1.53%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 14 (7.14%) Mainframe
2 13 (6.63%) NHS
3 12 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (5.61%) AS400
4 11 (5.61%) Management Information System
5 8 (4.08%) iSeries
6 7 (3.57%) User Experience
6 7 (3.57%) Clustering
7 6 (3.06%) Blackberry
8 4 (2.04%) Visualisation
8 4 (2.04%) Open Source
9 3 (1.53%) Computer Science
9 3 (1.53%) Mathematics
9 3 (1.53%) Smartphone
9 3 (1.53%) iPad
9 3 (1.53%) GIS
9 3 (1.53%) IVR
10 2 (1.02%) EPoS
10 2 (1.02%) iPhone
10 2 (1.02%) Human Factors
Operating Systems
1 53 (27.04%) Windows 7
2 39 (19.90%) Windows XP
3 38 (19.39%) Windows Server 2008
4 29 (14.80%) Linux
4 29 (14.80%) Windows Server 2003
5 14 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (6.63%) UNIX
7 11 (5.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (3.57%) Windows 8
9 4 (2.04%) AIX
9 4 (2.04%) Mac OS X
10 3 (1.53%) OS/400
11 2 (1.02%) Windows 2000
11 2 (1.02%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (1.02%) Android
12 1 (0.51%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.51%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.51%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (21.94%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (15.31%) ITIL
3 23 (11.73%) Scrum
4 19 (9.69%) UML
5 12 (6.12%) Service Management
5 12 (6.12%) Migration
6 11 (5.61%) Software Engineering
6 11 (5.61%) Disaster Recovery
7 8 (4.08%) Service Delivery
7 8 (4.08%) Automated Testing
7 8 (4.08%) Incident Management
8 7 (3.57%) Unit Testing
8 7 (3.57%) RUP
8 7 (3.57%) OOP
8 7 (3.57%) ETL
8 7 (3.57%) PRINCE2
9 6 (3.06%) Continuous Improvement
10 5 (2.55%) IT Governance
10 5 (2.55%) Configuration Management
10 5 (2.55%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 34 (17.35%) SQL
2 17 (8.67%) C#
3 15 (7.65%) Java
4 8 (4.08%) C++
4 8 (4.08%) PL/SQL
5 6 (3.06%) JavaScript
6 5 (2.55%) PowerShell
6 5 (2.55%) C
7 2 (1.02%) Python
7 2 (1.02%) Perl
7 2 (1.02%) PHP
7 2 (1.02%) T-SQL
7 2 (1.02%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 46 (23.47%) Security Cleared
2 34 (17.35%) SC Cleared
3 16 (8.16%) MCP
4 15 (7.65%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (6.12%) Degree
6 11 (5.61%) MCDBA
7 10 (5.10%) MCITP
8 9 (4.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 8 (4.08%) DV Cleared
10 6 (3.06%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (2.55%) CCNA
12 3 (1.53%) ISEB
12 3 (1.53%) A+ Certification
13 2 (1.02%) MCSE
13 2 (1.02%) CCNP
13 2 (1.02%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 1 (0.51%) VCP5
14 1 (0.51%) ISTQB
14 1 (0.51%) MCDST
14 1 (0.51%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (7.65%) SLA
2 7 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (2.55%) QA
4 4 (2.04%) HL7
5 3 (1.53%) GxP
6 1 (0.51%) COBIT
6 1 (0.51%) COSO
System Software
1 58 (29.59%) Active Directory
2 18 (9.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (5.10%) VMware ESX
4 8 (4.08%) vSphere
5 7 (3.57%) XenApp
6 6 (3.06%) Terminal Services
6 6 (3.06%) Hyper-V
7 3 (1.53%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (1.02%) Firmware
8 2 (1.02%) vCloud
9 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.51%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.51%) ProxySG
9 1 (0.51%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 17 (8.67%) SCCM
2 3 (1.53%) SCOM
2 3 (1.53%) BladeLogic
2 3 (1.53%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (1.02%) BMC PATROL
3 2 (1.02%) ARCserve
3 2 (1.02%) BMC Performance Manager
4 1 (0.51%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.51%) WSUS
4 1 (0.51%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 1 (0.51%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.51%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.51%) Nagios
4 1 (0.51%) ZENworks
4 1 (0.51%) Legato
Vendors
1 79 (40.31%) Microsoft
2 38 (19.39%) VMware
3 26 (13.27%) Oracle
4 25 (12.76%) Citrix
5 17 (8.67%) Cisco
6 12 (6.12%) Red Hat
7 9 (4.59%) IBM
8 7 (3.57%) HP
8 7 (3.57%) Lotus
9 6 (3.06%) McAfee
9 6 (3.06%) Adobe
10 5 (2.55%) Apple
11 4 (2.04%) Avaya
12 3 (1.53%) F5
12 3 (1.53%) ESRI
12 3 (1.53%) AppSense
12 3 (1.53%) BMC
12 3 (1.53%) Sophos
12 3 (1.53%) Symantec
12 3 (1.53%) CheckPoint
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