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 20 August 2014 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 9 1 13
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +12
Contract jobs citing Windows 97 135 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 13.74% 22.73% 7.94%
As % of the Operating Systems category 67.83% 87.66% 47.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 76 20
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£300 £298 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.84% -8.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £130 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £403 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £301 £318 £315
% change year-on-year
-5.30% +0.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 14 6
Average hourly rate £13.50 £14.19 £14.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.82% -0.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £13.15 £10.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.72 £18.00 £16.82
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -6.06%
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
143 154 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 20.25% 25.93% 16.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 88 38
Average daily rate £325 £288 £324
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.04% -11.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £400 £496
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 15 8
Average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.89% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.63 £13.00 £9.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.85 £18.00 £18.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -8.57%

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 20 August 2014.

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 20 August 2014.

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 20 August 2014. 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 -6 84 £300 -3.22% 42
North Wales +4 5 - - 3
West Wales -5 5 £366 +39.52% 5
Mid Wales - - - -
Windows
UK

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 74 (38.34%) Windows 7
2 66 (34.20%) Security Cleared
3 62 (32.12%) Microsoft
4 61 (31.61%) Active Directory
5 57 (29.53%) Windows Server 2008
6 49 (25.39%) SC Cleared
6 49 (25.39%) Windows XP
7 44 (22.80%) VMware
8 41 (21.24%) Windows Server 2012
9 39 (20.21%) SQL
10 36 (18.65%) SQL Server
11 31 (16.06%) MS Office
12 30 (15.54%) Citrix
13 28 (14.51%) MS Excel
14 26 (13.47%) Windows Server 2003
15 24 (12.44%) Linux
15 24 (12.44%) UNIX
16 22 (11.40%) DNS
17 21 (10.88%) Oracle
17 21 (10.88%) SAN
17 21 (10.88%) Microsoft Certification
18 20 (10.36%) TCP/IP
18 20 (10.36%) MS Exchange
18 20 (10.36%) Windows 8
18 20 (10.36%) SCCM
19 18 (9.33%) LAN
19 18 (9.33%) SQL Server 2008
19 18 (9.33%) VMware Infrastructure
20 17 (8.81%) PowerShell
20 17 (8.81%) XenApp

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 20 (10.36%) MS Exchange
2 14 (7.25%) IIS
3 12 (6.22%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (5.18%) Exchange Server 2003
5 8 (4.15%) SharePoint
6 7 (3.63%) OpenROAD
7 6 (3.11%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (2.07%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (1.55%) IBM Notes
9 3 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2000
9 3 (1.55%) Lync
9 3 (1.55%) OpenStack
9 3 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (1.04%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (1.04%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (1.04%) nginx
10 2 (1.04%) Apache
10 2 (1.04%) Tomcat
10 2 (1.04%) ArcGIS
11 1 (0.52%) Confluence
Applications
1 31 (16.06%) MS Office
2 28 (14.51%) MS Excel
3 4 (2.07%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.55%) MS Project
5 1 (0.52%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (2.59%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 11 (5.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (5.18%) Office 365
3 2 (1.04%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 22 (11.40%) DNS
2 21 (10.88%) SAN
3 20 (10.36%) TCP/IP
4 18 (9.33%) LAN
5 17 (8.81%) WAN
6 15 (7.77%) DHCP
7 10 (5.18%) VPN
7 10 (5.18%) Internet
7 10 (5.18%) VoIP
8 9 (4.66%) Firewall
9 3 (1.55%) Wireless
10 2 (1.04%) MPLS
10 2 (1.04%) OSPF
10 2 (1.04%) BGP
10 2 (1.04%) LDAP
10 2 (1.04%) Intrusion Detection
11 1 (0.52%) VLAN
11 1 (0.52%) VPLS
11 1 (0.52%) Network Security
11 1 (0.52%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (18.65%) SQL Server
2 18 (9.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 17 (8.81%) MySQL
4 16 (8.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 15 (7.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 13 (6.74%) SQL Server 2012
7 10 (5.18%) SQL Server 2000
7 10 (5.18%) Ingres
8 7 (3.63%) Relational Database
9 6 (3.11%) Hadoop
10 5 (2.59%) RDBMS
11 4 (2.07%) Crystal Reports
12 3 (1.55%) Cognos Impromptu
12 3 (1.55%) SQL Server 2005
13 2 (1.04%) NoSQL
13 2 (1.04%) Pentaho
14 1 (0.52%) BusinessObjects XI
14 1 (0.52%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
14 1 (0.52%) PostgreSQL
14 1 (0.52%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 3 (1.55%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.04%) TestDirector
2 2 (1.04%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (0.52%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.52%) MSI
3 1 (0.52%) InstallShield
3 1 (0.52%) Subversion
3 1 (0.52%) JIRA
3 1 (0.52%) Wise Package Studio
3 1 (0.52%) Hudson
3 1 (0.52%) Robotium
3 1 (0.52%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.52%) Calabash
3 1 (0.52%) eggPlant
General
1 15 (7.77%) Finance
2 5 (2.59%) Local Government
3 4 (2.07%) Banking
4 3 (1.55%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.04%) Retail
5 2 (1.04%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 31 (16.06%) Analyst
2 27 (13.99%) Support Engineer
3 19 (9.84%) Support Analyst
3 19 (9.84%) Wintel Engineer
4 17 (8.81%) DBA
5 16 (8.29%) SQL DBA
6 14 (7.25%) Developer
7 10 (5.18%) Help Desk Support
8 9 (4.66%) Help Desk Support Analyst
8 9 (4.66%) Server Engineer
8 9 (4.66%) Desktop Support
8 9 (4.66%) Help Desk Analyst
9 8 (4.15%) Technical Engineer
10 7 (3.63%) Desktop Engineer
10 7 (3.63%) 3rd Line Support
10 7 (3.63%) Administrator
10 7 (3.63%) Consultant
11 5 (2.59%) Project Manager
11 5 (2.59%) 2nd Line Support
11 5 (2.59%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (5.70%) .NET
2 7 (3.63%) ASP.NET
3 6 (3.11%) CSS
3 6 (3.11%) XML
3 6 (3.11%) HTML
4 5 (2.59%) SOAP
5 4 (2.07%) Web Services
6 3 (1.55%) XSD
6 3 (1.55%) XSLT
6 3 (1.55%) Middleware
6 3 (1.55%) NHibernate
6 3 (1.55%) Apache FOP
6 3 (1.55%) WCF
6 3 (1.55%) WPF
6 3 (1.55%) .NET Framework
6 3 (1.55%) Java SE
6 3 (1.55%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 3 (1.55%) REST
7 2 (1.04%) Apache Camel
7 2 (1.04%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 8 (4.15%) Blackberry
1 8 (4.15%) GIS
2 5 (2.59%) Fat Client
2 5 (2.59%) Thin Client
3 4 (2.07%) Clustering
3 4 (2.07%) Visualisation
4 3 (1.55%) PKI
4 3 (1.55%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.04%) AS400
5 2 (1.04%) Informatics
5 2 (1.04%) Data Integration
5 2 (1.04%) iSeries
6 1 (0.52%) Wiki
6 1 (0.52%) Statistics
6 1 (0.52%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (0.52%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.52%) Mobile Payment
6 1 (0.52%) Replication
6 1 (0.52%) E-Learning
6 1 (0.52%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 74 (38.34%) Windows 7
2 57 (29.53%) Windows Server 2008
3 49 (25.39%) Windows XP
4 41 (21.24%) Windows Server 2012
5 26 (13.47%) Windows Server 2003
6 24 (12.44%) UNIX
6 24 (12.44%) Linux
7 20 (10.36%) Windows 8
8 10 (5.18%) AIX
9 2 (1.04%) Android
9 2 (1.04%) Ubuntu
9 2 (1.04%) CentOS
9 2 (1.04%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.52%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.52%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (8.81%) ITIL
2 14 (7.25%) Project Management
3 12 (6.22%) Migration
4 9 (4.66%) Disaster Recovery
5 8 (4.15%) Service Delivery
6 7 (3.63%) PRINCE2
6 7 (3.63%) Data Protection
7 6 (3.11%) Software Engineering
8 5 (2.59%) Incident Management
8 5 (2.59%) Change Management
8 5 (2.59%) Quality Management
8 5 (2.59%) Cyber Security
8 5 (2.59%) Kalman Filter
9 4 (2.07%) Unit Testing
9 4 (2.07%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 4 (2.07%) Customer Engagement
9 4 (2.07%) UML
9 4 (2.07%) Business Analysis
9 4 (2.07%) Problem Management
9 4 (2.07%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 39 (20.21%) SQL
2 17 (8.81%) PowerShell
3 8 (4.15%) VBScript
3 8 (4.15%) Java
3 8 (4.15%) JavaScript
4 7 (3.63%) C
5 5 (2.59%) C#
6 4 (2.07%) VB
7 3 (1.55%) VB.NET
7 3 (1.55%) PHP
7 3 (1.55%) R
8 2 (1.04%) Ruby
8 2 (1.04%) Perl
8 2 (1.04%) Python
9 1 (0.52%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.52%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.52%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.52%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.52%) C++
9 1 (0.52%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 66 (34.20%) Security Cleared
2 49 (25.39%) SC Cleared
3 21 (10.88%) Microsoft Certification
4 16 (8.29%) MCITP
5 10 (5.18%) DV Cleared
6 9 (4.66%) MCSE
7 8 (4.15%) MCDBA
8 7 (3.63%) MCTS
9 5 (2.59%) Oracle Certification
10 3 (1.55%) CISSP
10 3 (1.55%) GIAC
10 3 (1.55%) GCIA
10 3 (1.55%) GCFW
10 3 (1.55%) GCWN
10 3 (1.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (1.55%) MCP
10 3 (1.55%) MCSD
11 2 (1.04%) CCA
11 2 (1.04%) Citrix Certification
11 2 (1.04%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.07%) SLA
2 3 (1.55%) QA
System Software
1 61 (31.61%) Active Directory
2 18 (9.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (8.81%) XenApp
4 14 (7.25%) XenDesktop
5 13 (6.74%) Hyper-V
6 12 (6.22%) Terminal Services
7 9 (4.66%) vSphere
8 6 (3.11%) XenServer
9 5 (2.59%) MetaFrame
9 5 (2.59%) vCloud
10 3 (1.55%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 3 (1.55%) Xen
11 2 (1.04%) VMware ESX
11 2 (1.04%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (1.04%) Forefront TMG
11 2 (1.04%) UAG
11 2 (1.04%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.52%) Postfix
12 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.52%) Samba
Systems Management
1 20 (10.36%) SCCM
2 9 (4.66%) McAfee ePO
2 9 (4.66%) NetBackup
3 8 (4.15%) Backup Exec
3 8 (4.15%) Windows Intune
4 7 (3.63%) SCDPM
4 7 (3.63%) Norton AntiVirus
5 6 (3.11%) ARCserve
6 5 (2.59%) HP Data Protector
7 4 (2.07%) Kibana
8 3 (1.55%) Puppet
8 3 (1.55%) BMC Performance Manager
8 3 (1.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 3 (1.55%) BMC PATROL
9 2 (1.04%) WSUS
9 2 (1.04%) SCOM
9 2 (1.04%) Ansible
9 2 (1.04%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (0.52%) ZABBIX
10 1 (0.52%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 62 (32.12%) Microsoft
2 44 (22.80%) VMware
3 30 (15.54%) Citrix
4 21 (10.88%) Oracle
5 16 (8.29%) Red Gate
6 13 (6.74%) McAfee
7 12 (6.22%) Cisco
8 10 (5.18%) Symantec
9 9 (4.66%) Adobe
9 9 (4.66%) HP
10 8 (4.15%) Remedy
11 7 (3.63%) Sophos
12 4 (2.07%) Mitel
12 4 (2.07%) Dell
12 4 (2.07%) Intel
13 3 (1.55%) Cognos
13 3 (1.55%) IBM
13 3 (1.55%) Lotus
13 3 (1.55%) Juniper
13 3 (1.55%) BMC
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