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 2 March 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 10 9 7
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows 98 66 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 13.57% 11.54% 13.18%
As % of the Operating Systems category 71.53% 68.75% 74.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 34 31
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£275 £308 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.56% -1.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £137 £165 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 9 8
Average hourly rate £13.00 £15.00 £12.43
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +20.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.60 £9.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.63 £16.16 £24.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.25
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -1.63%
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
137 96 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 18.98% 16.78% 17.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 54 39
Average daily rate £300 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £170 £139
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £379
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 10 9
Average hourly rate £12.35 £16.00 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.81% +45.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.60 £9.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £16.16 £24.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.13 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
-2.41% -4.32%

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 2 March 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
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 2 March 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -1 68 £325 +4.00% 33
North Wales +1 21 £160 - 4
West Wales -8 6 £388 +26.01% 8
Mid Wales - 1 £200 -
Windows
UK

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 66 (30.70%) Windows 7
2 60 (27.91%) Microsoft
3 58 (26.98%) Active Directory
4 46 (21.40%) Windows Server 2008
5 44 (20.47%) SQL
5 44 (20.47%) VMware
6 36 (16.74%) Windows XP
7 35 (16.28%) ITIL
7 35 (16.28%) UNIX
8 34 (15.81%) Security Cleared
9 32 (14.88%) SQL Server
10 31 (14.42%) Open Source
11 29 (13.49%) VMware Infrastructure
11 29 (13.49%) Java
11 29 (13.49%) Windows Server 2003
12 28 (13.02%) Linux
13 26 (12.09%) SC Cleared
14 25 (11.63%) MongoDB
14 25 (11.63%) Relational Database
14 25 (11.63%) Agile Software Development
14 25 (11.63%) IIS
15 23 (10.70%) Citrix
15 23 (10.70%) Finance
16 21 (9.77%) MS Excel
16 21 (9.77%) RDBMS
16 21 (9.77%) JSON
17 19 (8.84%) SCCM
17 19 (8.84%) Red Hat
17 19 (8.84%) PostgreSQL
18 18 (8.37%) Spring

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 25 (11.63%) IIS
2 14 (6.51%) MS Exchange
3 8 (3.72%) JBoss
4 7 (3.26%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (2.79%) SharePoint
5 6 (2.79%) Lync
5 6 (2.79%) IBM Notes
6 5 (2.33%) OpenROAD
6 5 (2.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 4 (1.86%) Exchange Server 2000
7 4 (1.86%) SharePoint Server
7 4 (1.86%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (1.40%) Tomcat
8 3 (1.40%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.93%) Confluence
9 2 (0.93%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.93%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.93%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 21 (9.77%) MS Excel
2 16 (7.44%) MS Office
3 2 (0.93%) MS Project
4 1 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.47%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.47%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.19%) GitHub
2 6 (2.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (2.33%) Office 365
4 1 (0.47%) PaaS
4 1 (0.47%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (6.51%) Firewall
2 11 (5.12%) TCP/IP
3 10 (4.65%) AMQP
4 9 (4.19%) DNS
5 8 (3.72%) VoIP
5 8 (3.72%) HTTP
6 7 (3.26%) LAN
7 5 (2.33%) WAN
7 5 (2.33%) DHCP
7 5 (2.33%) SAN
8 4 (1.86%) Internet
9 3 (1.40%) VPN
10 2 (0.93%) SNMP
10 2 (0.93%) Structured Cabling
10 2 (0.93%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (0.93%) FTP
11 1 (0.47%) ADSL
11 1 (0.47%) RIP
11 1 (0.47%) Wireless
11 1 (0.47%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (14.88%) SQL Server
2 25 (11.63%) MongoDB
2 25 (11.63%) Relational Database
3 21 (9.77%) RDBMS
4 19 (8.84%) PostgreSQL
5 17 (7.91%) SQL Server 2008
6 7 (3.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 7 (3.26%) SQL Server 2012
6 7 (3.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (3.26%) SQL Server 2005
6 7 (3.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (2.79%) Oracle Database 11g
7 6 (2.79%) Oracle9i Database
7 6 (2.79%) Oracle Database
7 6 (2.79%) Oracle Database 10g
8 5 (2.33%) Ingres
9 3 (1.40%) MySQL
10 2 (0.93%) NoSQL
11 1 (0.47%) PowerCenter
11 1 (0.47%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 10 (4.65%) Jenkins
1 10 (4.65%) GitLab
2 9 (4.19%) Visual Studio
3 6 (2.79%) Subversion
4 4 (1.86%) Selenium
4 4 (1.86%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (1.40%) MSI
5 3 (1.40%) InstallShield
5 3 (1.40%) JIRA
5 3 (1.40%) Cucumber
6 2 (0.93%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.47%) WebDriver
7 1 (0.47%) Maven
General
1 23 (10.70%) Finance
2 5 (2.33%) Manufacturing
3 4 (1.86%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.40%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (1.40%) Military
5 2 (0.93%) Banking
5 2 (0.93%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.47%) Retail
6 1 (0.47%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 43 (20.00%) Analyst
2 28 (13.02%) Developer
3 27 (12.56%) Support Engineer
4 21 (9.77%) Desktop Support
5 18 (8.37%) 1st Line Support
6 15 (6.98%) 2nd Line Support
6 15 (6.98%) Service Analyst
6 15 (6.98%) Service Desk Analyst
6 15 (6.98%) Desktop Engineer
7 13 (6.05%) Support Analyst
8 12 (5.58%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 12 (5.58%) Administrator
9 10 (4.65%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 9 (4.19%) DBA
11 8 (3.72%) 3rd Line Support
11 8 (3.72%) Rollout Engineer
11 8 (3.72%) Wintel Engineer
11 8 (3.72%) IT Support
12 7 (3.26%) 1st Line Support Analyst
12 7 (3.26%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (9.77%) JSON
2 18 (8.37%) Spring
2 18 (8.37%) SOAP
2 18 (8.37%) REST
3 17 (7.91%) RabbitMQ
4 10 (4.65%) Web Services
5 8 (3.72%) Spring MVC
5 8 (3.72%) Apache Camel
6 6 (2.79%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 6 (2.79%) .NET
7 5 (2.33%) XML
8 4 (1.86%) jQuery
8 4 (1.86%) HTML
9 3 (1.40%) VXML
10 2 (0.93%) XHTML
10 2 (0.93%) Middleware
11 1 (0.47%) CSS
11 1 (0.47%) MSMQ
11 1 (0.47%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 31 (14.42%) Open Source
2 13 (6.05%) Clustering
3 12 (5.58%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (5.12%) AS400
5 10 (4.65%) Replication
6 7 (3.26%) Management Information System
6 7 (3.26%) iSeries
7 6 (2.79%) Blackberry
8 4 (1.86%) GIS
8 4 (1.86%) Visualisation
8 4 (1.86%) User Experience
9 3 (1.40%) IVR
9 3 (1.40%) Smartphone
9 3 (1.40%) NHS
10 2 (0.93%) Mainframe
10 2 (0.93%) Statistics
10 2 (0.93%) Computer Science
11 1 (0.47%) Video Conferencing
11 1 (0.47%) iPhone
11 1 (0.47%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 66 (30.70%) Windows 7
2 46 (21.40%) Windows Server 2008
3 36 (16.74%) Windows XP
4 35 (16.28%) UNIX
5 29 (13.49%) Windows Server 2003
6 28 (13.02%) Linux
7 14 (6.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 13 (6.05%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (3.26%) CentOS
9 7 (3.26%) Windows 8
10 5 (2.33%) AIX
11 3 (1.40%) OS/400
11 3 (1.40%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.47%) Android
12 1 (0.47%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (16.28%) ITIL
2 25 (11.63%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (6.51%) Migration
3 14 (6.51%) Scrum
4 13 (6.05%) TDD
5 12 (5.58%) Service Management
5 12 (5.58%) Software Engineering
6 11 (5.12%) SOA
6 11 (5.12%) Disaster Recovery
7 10 (4.65%) Data Modelling
8 9 (4.19%) Incident Management
8 9 (4.19%) Configuration Management
8 9 (4.19%) Service Delivery
8 9 (4.19%) UML
8 9 (4.19%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (3.72%) DevOps
9 8 (3.72%) MVC
10 7 (3.26%) Database Tuning
11 6 (2.79%) Change Management
12 5 (2.33%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 44 (20.47%) SQL
2 29 (13.49%) Java
3 8 (3.72%) Scala
4 7 (3.26%) C++
5 4 (1.86%) JavaScript
5 4 (1.86%) C
5 4 (1.86%) C#
5 4 (1.86%) PowerShell
6 3 (1.40%) VB
7 1 (0.47%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 34 (15.81%) Security Cleared
2 26 (12.09%) SC Cleared
3 17 (7.91%) MCP
4 11 (5.12%) Degree
5 10 (4.65%) DV Cleared
6 9 (4.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (1.86%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (1.40%) A+ Certification
8 3 (1.40%) MCSE
8 3 (1.40%) ISEB
8 3 (1.40%) VCP4
9 2 (0.93%) MCITP
9 2 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.93%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.47%) CISA
10 1 (0.47%) CCSE
10 1 (0.47%) CISSP
10 1 (0.47%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.47%) CCNP
10 1 (0.47%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.58%) SLA
2 3 (1.40%) QA
2 3 (1.40%) GxP
3 2 (0.93%) HL7
4 1 (0.47%) COSO
4 1 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.47%) COBIT
System Software
1 58 (26.98%) Active Directory
2 29 (13.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (4.19%) XenApp
4 8 (3.72%) VMware ESX
5 7 (3.26%) Hyper-V
6 4 (1.86%) Terminal Services
7 3 (1.40%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.93%) vSphere
9 1 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.47%) vCloud
9 1 (0.47%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.47%) ProxySG
9 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 19 (8.84%) SCCM
2 11 (5.12%) Hyperic
3 3 (1.40%) HP UCMDB
3 3 (1.40%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (0.93%) BMC PATROL
4 2 (0.93%) BladeLogic
4 2 (0.93%) BMC Performance Manager
4 2 (0.93%) SCOM
5 1 (0.47%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.47%) Windows Intune
5 1 (0.47%) SCDPM
5 1 (0.47%) Legato
5 1 (0.47%) WSUS
5 1 (0.47%) ARCserve
5 1 (0.47%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.47%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 60 (27.91%) Microsoft
2 44 (20.47%) VMware
3 23 (10.70%) Citrix
4 19 (8.84%) Red Hat
5 13 (6.05%) Oracle
6 10 (4.65%) Cisco
6 10 (4.65%) IBM
6 10 (4.65%) HP
6 10 (4.65%) BMC
7 7 (3.26%) McAfee
7 7 (3.26%) Lotus
8 6 (2.79%) Adobe
9 5 (2.33%) CheckPoint
10 4 (1.86%) Apple
10 4 (1.86%) Avaya
11 3 (1.40%) Symantec
11 3 (1.40%) Sophos
11 3 (1.40%) F5
11 3 (1.40%) AppSense
12 2 (0.93%) Blue Coat
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