The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 26 June 2016 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
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 3 12 9
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows 123 88 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 22.32% 10.29% 12.45%
As % of the Operating Systems category 71.51% 45.83% 63.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 43 64
Median daily rate £350 £320 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £129 £170 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £425 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 17 13
Median hourly rate £12.63 £13.00 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.88% +13.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.86 £9.30 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.20 £15.91 £15.86
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.38 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+5.64% +6.89%
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
172 192 161
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 31.22% 22.46% 19.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 114 95
Median daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £127 £170 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £450 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £348 £310
% change year-on-year
+4.31% +12.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 17 14
Median hourly rate £12.50 £12.50 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.04% +8.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.73 £9.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £15.75 £20.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £16.20 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +8.00%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Wales region citing Windows as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 26 June 2016.

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
Contract Job Locations in 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 Wales region over the 3 months to 26 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
South Wales +12 106 £335 +9.83% 23
West Wales +11 7 £563 +56.25% 1
North Wales +1 4 - -
Mid Wales +5 1 - - 1
Windows
UK

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 26 June 2016, 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 Wales region with a requirement for Windows.

1 87 (34.52%) Active Directory
2 83 (32.94%) Windows Server
3 73 (28.97%) Microsoft
4 67 (26.59%) Windows 7
5 64 (25.40%) SQL
6 60 (23.81%) Security Cleared
7 51 (20.24%) SC Cleared
8 48 (19.05%) VMware
9 47 (18.65%) C#
10 43 (17.06%) Windows Server 2008
11 42 (16.67%) SQL Server
12 41 (16.27%) ITIL
12 41 (16.27%) TCP/IP
13 39 (15.48%) Software Engineering
14 37 (14.68%) Windows Server 2012
15 35 (13.89%) Linux
16 33 (13.10%) UML
16 33 (13.10%) OO
17 29 (11.51%) Migration
17 29 (11.51%) C++
18 28 (11.11%) .NET
18 28 (11.11%) MS Office
18 28 (11.11%) Visual Studio
19 27 (10.71%) Windows XP
20 26 (10.32%) Cisco
20 26 (10.32%) SQL Server 2008
21 25 (9.92%) VoIP
22 23 (9.13%) Unit Testing
23 22 (8.73%) Office 365
23 22 (8.73%) Citrix

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in 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 18 (7.14%) MS Exchange
2 13 (5.16%) Apache
2 13 (5.16%) Moodle
3 11 (4.37%) SharePoint
4 9 (3.57%) IIS
5 6 (2.38%) IBM Notes
5 6 (2.38%) Skype for Business
6 5 (1.98%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (1.98%) IBM Domino
6 5 (1.98%) SAS
7 3 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.40%) ArcGIS
9 1 (0.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2000
9 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.40%) Mule
9 1 (0.40%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.40%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.40%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 28 (11.11%) MS Office
2 21 (8.33%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.79%) Adobe Premiere
3 2 (0.79%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.79%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.40%) MS Project
4 1 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.59%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.40%) assyst
3 1 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.40%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.40%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.40%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 22 (8.73%) Office 365
2 13 (5.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.98%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.40%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 41 (16.27%) TCP/IP
2 25 (9.92%) VoIP
3 19 (7.54%) SNMP
4 18 (7.14%) LAN
5 16 (6.35%) DNS
6 14 (5.56%) Firewall
6 14 (5.56%) WAN
7 13 (5.16%) SAN
7 13 (5.16%) VPN
8 12 (4.76%) DHCP
9 8 (3.17%) Wireless
10 5 (1.98%) Remote Desktop
10 5 (1.98%) Skype
10 5 (1.98%) SMTP
11 3 (1.19%) Cisco IOS
11 3 (1.19%) Internet
11 3 (1.19%) NetScaler
12 2 (0.79%) Cisco ISE
12 2 (0.79%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 2 (0.79%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 26 (10.32%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (5.16%) MySQL
3 13 (5.16%) Oracle Database
4 12 (4.76%) Relational Database
5 11 (4.37%) Oracle Database 11g
5 11 (4.37%) RDBMS
6 9 (3.57%) Oracle9i Database
7 5 (1.98%) Base SAS
7 5 (1.98%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 4 (1.59%) SQL Server 2014
8 4 (1.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (1.19%) GIS
10 2 (0.79%) BusinessObjects
10 2 (0.79%) DB2
10 2 (0.79%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 2 (0.79%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (0.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 1 (0.40%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 28 (11.11%) Visual Studio
2 19 (7.54%) Eclipse
2 19 (7.54%) Rational DOORS
3 18 (7.14%) StarTeam
4 12 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
5 11 (4.37%) Oracle Forms
6 3 (1.19%) JIRA
6 3 (1.19%) LoadRunner
6 3 (1.19%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.79%) HP UFT
7 2 (0.79%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.79%) MSBuild
8 1 (0.40%) Bugzilla
8 1 (0.40%) IntelliJ
8 1 (0.40%) JMeter
8 1 (0.40%) JUnit
8 1 (0.40%) Maven
8 1 (0.40%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (0.40%) Subversion
8 1 (0.40%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 12 (4.76%) Finance
2 7 (2.78%) Telecoms
3 4 (1.59%) Back Office
4 2 (0.79%) Electronics
4 2 (0.79%) Manufacturing
4 2 (0.79%) Marketing
5 1 (0.40%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.40%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 51 (20.24%) Developer
2 37 (14.68%) Support Engineer
3 34 (13.49%) Analyst
4 30 (11.90%) Software Engineer
5 28 (11.11%) Desktop Support
6 27 (10.71%) Software Developer
7 26 (10.32%) 2nd Line Support
8 20 (7.94%) Senior Software Engineer
9 19 (7.54%) Desktop Engineer
9 19 (7.54%) Service Analyst
9 19 (7.54%) Service Desk Analyst
10 16 (6.35%) 1st Line Support
10 16 (6.35%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 16 (6.35%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 14 (5.56%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
11 14 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 13 (5.16%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 13 (5.16%) IT Support
13 11 (4.37%) Senior Developer
13 11 (4.37%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (11.11%) .NET
2 14 (5.56%) .NET Framework
3 13 (5.16%) HTML
4 12 (4.76%) Web Services
5 11 (4.37%) Entity Framework
5 11 (4.37%) LINQ
5 11 (4.37%) WinForms
6 8 (3.17%) ASP.NET
6 8 (3.17%) CSS
6 8 (3.17%) WPF
7 5 (1.98%) HTML5
7 5 (1.98%) WCF
8 4 (1.59%) SAPUI5
8 4 (1.59%) XML
9 3 (1.19%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 3 (1.19%) Code First Entity Framework
9 3 (1.19%) STL
10 2 (0.79%) AutoMapper
10 2 (0.79%) Castle Windsor
10 2 (0.79%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (4.37%) NHS
2 10 (3.97%) Clustering
2 10 (3.97%) Data Centre
3 9 (3.57%) e-Learning
4 8 (3.17%) Statistics
5 6 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (1.59%) CMDB
6 4 (1.59%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.19%) Embedded Systems
7 3 (1.19%) iPad
8 2 (0.79%) Blackberry
8 2 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.79%) Inversion of Control
8 2 (0.79%) PKI
8 2 (0.79%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.40%) Blockchain
9 1 (0.40%) CLARiiON
9 1 (0.40%) Data Conversion
9 1 (0.40%) EMC VNX
9 1 (0.40%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 83 (32.94%) Windows Server
2 67 (26.59%) Windows 7
3 43 (17.06%) Windows Server 2008
4 37 (14.68%) Windows Server 2012
5 35 (13.89%) Linux
6 27 (10.71%) Windows XP
7 16 (6.35%) Windows 8
8 15 (5.95%) Windows Server 2003
9 11 (4.37%) Unix
10 10 (3.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (2.38%) Windows 10
12 3 (1.19%) Android
12 3 (1.19%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.79%) AIX
14 1 (0.40%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.40%) HPUX
14 1 (0.40%) Solaris
14 1 (0.40%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.40%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (16.27%) ITIL
2 39 (15.48%) Software Engineering
3 33 (13.10%) OO
3 33 (13.10%) UML
4 29 (11.51%) Migration
5 23 (9.13%) Unit Testing
6 20 (7.94%) ITSM
7 19 (7.54%) OOA/OOD
8 18 (7.14%) Configuration Management
8 18 (7.14%) Requirements Management
9 15 (5.95%) Agile Software Development
10 13 (5.16%) Incident Management
11 12 (4.76%) SDLC
12 11 (4.37%) Cross-Platform Development
12 11 (4.37%) OOP
12 11 (4.37%) Project Management
12 11 (4.37%) Requirements Engineering
12 11 (4.37%) User Acceptance Testing
13 10 (3.97%) Change Control
14 9 (3.57%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 64 (25.40%) SQL
2 47 (18.65%) C#
3 29 (11.51%) C++
4 18 (7.14%) C
5 16 (6.35%) JavaScript
6 15 (5.95%) PHP
7 13 (5.16%) PowerShell
8 11 (4.37%) PL/SQL
9 4 (1.59%) ABAP
10 3 (1.19%) Java
10 3 (1.19%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.79%) Embedded C
11 2 (0.79%) Embedded C++
11 2 (0.79%) VC++
12 1 (0.40%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 60 (23.81%) Security Cleared
2 51 (20.24%) SC Cleared
3 10 (3.97%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (3.17%) CCNA
5 6 (2.38%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (1.98%) MCSE
7 2 (0.79%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.79%) CCNP
7 2 (0.79%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (0.79%) MCITP
7 2 (0.79%) MCTS
8 1 (0.40%) CISSP
8 1 (0.40%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.40%) MCAD
8 1 (0.40%) MCP
8 1 (0.40%) MCSA
8 1 (0.40%) MCSD
8 1 (0.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.17%) SLA
2 6 (2.38%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.79%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.79%) QA
4 1 (0.40%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.40%) TickIT
System Software
1 87 (34.52%) Active Directory
2 14 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (3.17%) Virtual Servers
3 8 (3.17%) vSphere
4 6 (2.38%) Hyper-V
4 6 (2.38%) VMware ESX
5 3 (1.19%) ProxySG
5 3 (1.19%) XenApp
6 2 (0.79%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (0.79%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.40%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.40%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.40%) NFS
7 1 (0.40%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.40%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.40%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 20 (7.94%) SCCM
2 6 (2.38%) Microsoft Clustering
3 5 (1.98%) Backup Exec
3 5 (1.98%) Failover Clustering
3 5 (1.98%) SCOM
4 4 (1.59%) Cisco Prime
4 4 (1.59%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (1.19%) Ansible
5 3 (1.19%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.79%) BMC Marimba
6 2 (0.79%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.79%) Puppet
6 2 (0.79%) Tivoli
6 2 (0.79%) WSUS
7 1 (0.40%) HP Data Protector
7 1 (0.40%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.40%) nmon
7 1 (0.40%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.40%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.40%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 73 (28.97%) Microsoft
2 48 (19.05%) VMware
3 26 (10.32%) Cisco
4 22 (8.73%) Citrix
5 21 (8.33%) Oracle
6 18 (7.14%) Coverity
6 18 (7.14%) HP
7 12 (4.76%) SAP
8 10 (3.97%) Red Hat
9 9 (3.57%) NetApp
10 6 (2.38%) Apple
10 6 (2.38%) CheckPoint
10 6 (2.38%) IBM
10 6 (2.38%) Lotus
11 5 (1.98%) Remedy
12 4 (1.59%) BMC
12 4 (1.59%) Symantec
13 3 (1.19%) arcserve
13 3 (1.19%) Intel Security
13 3 (1.19%) Juniper
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