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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 3 10 10
Rank change year-on-year
+7 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 121 96 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 20.68% 10.88% 12.67%
As % of the Operating Systems category 73.33% 53.33% 66.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 52 62
Median daily rate £350 £346 £319
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.08% +8.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £118 £266 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £400 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.00% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 20 12
Median hourly rate £12.50 £12.25 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.06% -7.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.92 £9.45 £10.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.40 £16.54 £17.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-1.61% +3.33%
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
165 180 151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 28.21% 20.41% 19.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 115 91
Median daily rate £350 £365 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.10% +15.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £275 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £425 £467
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £309
% change year-on-year
- +13.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 20 12
Median hourly rate £12.50 £12.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.09 £9.55 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.85 £19.62 £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- +10.00%

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 28 July 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
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 28 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the Wales region over the 3 months to 28 July 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 +8 100 £350 +2.18% 14
West Wales +5 8 £564 +56.59% 2
Mid Wales +6 5 £281 +2.27%
North Wales -3 2 - - 7
Windows
UK

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 91 (35.55%) Active Directory
2 83 (32.42%) Windows Server
3 71 (27.73%) Security Cleared
4 70 (27.34%) Windows 7
5 65 (25.39%) Microsoft
5 65 (25.39%) SQL
6 60 (23.44%) SC Cleared
7 49 (19.14%) C#
8 46 (17.97%) TCP/IP
9 45 (17.58%) Software Engineering
10 42 (16.41%) Windows Server 2008
10 42 (16.41%) VMware
11 38 (14.84%) SQL Server
12 37 (14.45%) OO
13 36 (14.06%) UML
14 35 (13.67%) ITIL
15 34 (13.28%) Linux
15 34 (13.28%) C++
16 32 (12.50%) Visual Studio
17 31 (12.11%) Windows Server 2012
18 30 (11.72%) Office 365
18 30 (11.72%) VoIP
19 27 (10.55%) .NET
20 26 (10.16%) Windows XP
21 25 (9.77%) OOA/OOD
21 25 (9.77%) Cisco
22 24 (9.38%) SNMP
22 24 (9.38%) MS Excel
22 24 (9.38%) Eclipse
22 24 (9.38%) Migration

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 17 (6.64%) MS Exchange
2 13 (5.08%) Apache
2 13 (5.08%) Moodle
3 12 (4.69%) SharePoint
4 10 (3.91%) Skype for Business
5 8 (3.13%) IIS
6 7 (2.73%) SAS
7 6 (2.34%) Exchange Server 2013
7 6 (2.34%) IBM Notes
8 5 (1.95%) IBM Domino
9 3 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.39%) ArcGIS
10 1 (0.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2000
10 1 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.39%) Mule
10 1 (0.39%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.39%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 24 (9.38%) MS Excel
2 21 (8.20%) MS Office
3 1 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.78%) assyst
1 2 (0.78%) Remedy ITSM
1 2 (0.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.39%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.39%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.39%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 30 (11.72%) Office 365
2 12 (4.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.56%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 46 (17.97%) TCP/IP
2 30 (11.72%) VoIP
3 24 (9.38%) SNMP
4 16 (6.25%) DNS
4 16 (6.25%) LAN
5 15 (5.86%) Firewall
6 13 (5.08%) DHCP
7 12 (4.69%) WAN
8 11 (4.30%) VPN
9 9 (3.52%) SAN
9 9 (3.52%) Skype
9 9 (3.52%) Wireless
10 5 (1.95%) NetScaler
10 5 (1.95%) Remote Desktop
10 5 (1.95%) SMTP
11 4 (1.56%) Cisco IPT
11 4 (1.56%) Cisco ISE
11 4 (1.56%) TACACS
12 3 (1.17%) Cisco IOS
12 3 (1.17%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (14.84%) SQL Server
2 24 (9.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (5.08%) MySQL
4 10 (3.91%) Oracle Database
4 10 (3.91%) Relational Database
5 9 (3.52%) Oracle Database 11g
5 9 (3.52%) RDBMS
6 7 (2.73%) Base SAS
6 7 (2.73%) Oracle9i Database
6 7 (2.73%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 4 (1.56%) SQL Server 2014
8 3 (1.17%) GIS
9 2 (0.78%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (0.78%) DB2
9 2 (0.78%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.39%) MS Access
10 1 (0.39%) Oracle Discoverer
10 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 32 (12.50%) Visual Studio
2 24 (9.38%) Eclipse
2 24 (9.38%) Rational DOORS
3 23 (8.98%) StarTeam
4 9 (3.52%) Oracle Forms
4 9 (3.52%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.78%) InstallShield
5 2 (0.78%) JBehave
5 2 (0.78%) JIRA
5 2 (0.78%) JUnit
5 2 (0.78%) MSI
5 2 (0.78%) Selenium
5 2 (0.78%) TeamCity
5 2 (0.78%) WiX
6 1 (0.39%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.39%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.39%) LoadUI
6 1 (0.39%) Ranorex
6 1 (0.39%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.39%) WebDriver
General
1 13 (5.08%) Finance
2 7 (2.73%) Telecoms
3 4 (1.56%) Back Office
4 2 (0.78%) Electronics
4 2 (0.78%) Manufacturing
4 2 (0.78%) Marketing
5 1 (0.39%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.39%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 54 (21.09%) Developer
2 39 (15.23%) Support Engineer
3 35 (13.67%) Software Engineer
4 28 (10.94%) Analyst
5 27 (10.55%) Software Developer
6 26 (10.16%) 2nd Line Support
7 25 (9.77%) Desktop Support
8 22 (8.59%) Desktop Engineer
9 21 (8.20%) Senior Software Engineer
10 18 (7.03%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 18 (7.03%) Service Analyst
10 18 (7.03%) Service Desk Analyst
11 17 (6.64%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 15 (5.86%) 1st Line Support
12 15 (5.86%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
12 15 (5.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 15 (5.86%) IT Support
13 14 (5.47%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 12 (4.69%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
15 10 (3.91%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (10.55%) .NET
2 13 (5.08%) .NET Framework
3 11 (4.30%) HTML
3 11 (4.30%) Web Services
4 9 (3.52%) Entity Framework
4 9 (3.52%) LINQ
4 9 (3.52%) WinForms
5 6 (2.34%) ASP.NET
5 6 (2.34%) CSS
5 6 (2.34%) WPF
6 5 (1.95%) HTML5
7 4 (1.56%) SAPUI5
7 4 (1.56%) XML
8 3 (1.17%) Code First Entity Framework
8 3 (1.17%) WCF
9 2 (0.78%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 2 (0.78%) NancyFx
9 2 (0.78%) STL
10 1 (0.39%) COM
10 1 (0.39%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (3.91%) Clustering
1 10 (3.91%) NHS
2 9 (3.52%) e-Learning
3 7 (2.73%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (2.73%) Statistics
4 5 (1.95%) Data Centre
5 4 (1.56%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.56%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (1.17%) iPad
7 2 (0.78%) Blackberry
7 2 (0.78%) CMDB
7 2 (0.78%) Embedded Systems
7 2 (0.78%) PKI
8 1 (0.39%) CLARiiON
8 1 (0.39%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.39%) EMC VNX
8 1 (0.39%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.39%) LPAR
8 1 (0.39%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.39%) PACS
Operating Systems
1 83 (32.42%) Windows Server
2 70 (27.34%) Windows 7
3 42 (16.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 34 (13.28%) Linux
5 31 (12.11%) Windows Server 2012
6 26 (10.16%) Windows XP
7 17 (6.64%) Windows 8
8 14 (5.47%) Unix
9 13 (5.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 13 (5.08%) Windows Server 2003
10 9 (3.52%) Windows 10
11 2 (0.78%) AIX
11 2 (0.78%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.39%) Android
12 1 (0.39%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.39%) HPUX
12 1 (0.39%) Solaris
12 1 (0.39%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.39%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (17.58%) Software Engineering
2 37 (14.45%) OO
3 36 (14.06%) UML
4 35 (13.67%) ITIL
5 25 (9.77%) OOA/OOD
6 24 (9.38%) Migration
7 23 (8.98%) Requirements Management
8 17 (6.64%) Unit Testing
9 16 (6.25%) Configuration Management
10 15 (5.86%) Agile Software Development
10 15 (5.86%) ITSM
11 13 (5.08%) SDLC
12 12 (4.69%) Incident Management
13 10 (3.91%) Change Control
13 10 (3.91%) User Acceptance Testing
14 9 (3.52%) DevOps
14 9 (3.52%) OOP
14 9 (3.52%) Penetration Testing
15 8 (3.13%) Project Management
15 8 (3.13%) Requirements Engineering
Programming Languages
1 65 (25.39%) SQL
2 49 (19.14%) C#
3 34 (13.28%) C++
4 22 (8.59%) C
5 17 (6.64%) PHP
6 16 (6.25%) JavaScript
7 15 (5.86%) PowerShell
8 9 (3.52%) PL/SQL
9 6 (2.34%) T-SQL
10 4 (1.56%) ABAP
10 4 (1.56%) Embedded C++
11 3 (1.17%) Embedded C
11 3 (1.17%) Java
12 2 (0.78%) VC++
13 1 (0.39%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.39%) Python
13 1 (0.39%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 71 (27.73%) Security Cleared
2 60 (23.44%) SC Cleared
3 8 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (2.34%) CCNA
5 5 (1.95%) MCSE
5 5 (1.95%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.78%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.78%) CCNP
6 2 (0.78%) MCITP
6 2 (0.78%) MCTS
7 1 (0.39%) CISSP
7 1 (0.39%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.39%) MCP
7 1 (0.39%) MCSA
7 1 (0.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.52%) SLA
2 6 (2.34%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.39%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.39%) QA
3 1 (0.39%) TickIT
System Software
1 91 (35.55%) Active Directory
2 13 (5.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (3.13%) Hyper-V
3 8 (3.13%) Virtual Servers
4 7 (2.73%) VMware ESX
5 6 (2.34%) vSphere
6 4 (1.56%) XenApp
6 4 (1.56%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.78%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (0.78%) ProxySG
7 2 (0.78%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.78%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.39%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (0.39%) NFS
8 1 (0.39%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.39%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 18 (7.03%) SCCM
2 6 (2.34%) Backup Exec
2 6 (2.34%) Cisco Prime
2 6 (2.34%) Microsoft Clustering
2 6 (2.34%) SCOM
3 5 (1.95%) Failover Clustering
4 4 (1.56%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (1.17%) Ansible
6 2 (0.78%) Puppet
7 1 (0.39%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.39%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.39%) nmon
7 1 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.39%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.39%) Red Hat Satellite
7 1 (0.39%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.39%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 65 (25.39%) Microsoft
2 42 (16.41%) VMware
3 25 (9.77%) Cisco
4 23 (8.98%) Coverity
5 18 (7.03%) Citrix
5 18 (7.03%) Oracle
6 13 (5.08%) Red Hat
7 10 (3.91%) HP
7 10 (3.91%) SAP
8 8 (3.13%) CheckPoint
9 6 (2.34%) Lotus
10 5 (1.95%) NetApp
11 4 (1.56%) Apple
11 4 (1.56%) IBM
11 4 (1.56%) Juniper
11 4 (1.56%) Symantec
12 3 (1.17%) arcserve
12 3 (1.17%) Canon
12 3 (1.17%) Intel Security
12 3 (1.17%) Remedy
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