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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 8 3 5
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows 106 104 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 14.95% 20.43% 13.94%
As % of the Operating Systems category 69.28% 79.39% 66.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 46 32
Average daily rate
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£250 £275 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £119 £136 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £350 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 28 11
Average hourly rate £14.44 £15.00 £12.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.76% +20.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.20 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £22.50 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.75 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-1.69% -7.81%
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
153 131 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 21.58% 25.74% 21.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 51 49
Average daily rate £300 £291 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.00% -6.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £158 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £354 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 30 13
Average hourly rate £12.50 £15.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.50 £9.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £28.00 £20.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%

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 18 December 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 18 December 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 18 December 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 -7 75 £223 -19.09% 37
West Wales +2 16 £300 - 1
North Wales +3 7 £110 - 6
Mid Wales - 4 £275 -
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UK

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 59 (29.21%) Windows 7
2 57 (28.22%) SQL
3 55 (27.23%) Active Directory
4 54 (26.73%) Microsoft
4 54 (26.73%) Windows Server 2008
5 47 (23.27%) VMware
6 42 (20.79%) SQL Server
7 35 (17.33%) UNIX
8 33 (16.34%) IIS
9 31 (15.35%) ITIL
10 30 (14.85%) Windows XP
10 30 (14.85%) Security Cleared
11 29 (14.36%) Open Source
11 29 (14.36%) Windows Server 2003
12 28 (13.86%) Windows Server 2012
13 27 (13.37%) Agile Software Development
14 26 (12.87%) SQL Server 2008
15 25 (12.38%) SC Cleared
15 25 (12.38%) VMware Infrastructure
15 25 (12.38%) MongoDB
15 25 (12.38%) Relational Database
16 23 (11.39%) Linux
17 22 (10.89%) RDBMS
18 21 (10.40%) Oracle
18 21 (10.40%) SOAP
19 20 (9.90%) PostgreSQL
19 20 (9.90%) Java
20 19 (9.41%) Finance
21 18 (8.91%) Spring
21 18 (8.91%) MS Excel

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 33 (16.34%) IIS
2 13 (6.44%) MS Exchange
3 8 (3.96%) JBoss
4 7 (3.47%) SharePoint
5 6 (2.97%) OpenROAD
5 6 (2.97%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (1.98%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (1.98%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (1.98%) SharePoint Server
6 4 (1.98%) Lync
7 3 (1.49%) OpenStack
7 3 (1.49%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (1.49%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.99%) Apache
8 2 (0.99%) Oracle Workflow
8 2 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2000
8 2 (0.99%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.99%) nginx
8 2 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 18 (8.91%) MS Excel
2 17 (8.42%) MS Office
3 2 (0.99%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (4.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (4.46%) GitHub
3 7 (3.47%) Office 365
4 2 (0.99%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.50%) IaaS
5 1 (0.50%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (7.43%) TCP/IP
2 12 (5.94%) DNS
3 11 (5.45%) Firewall
3 11 (5.45%) LAN
4 10 (4.95%) AMQP
5 9 (4.46%) WAN
5 9 (4.46%) SAN
6 8 (3.96%) Internet
6 8 (3.96%) VPN
6 8 (3.96%) DHCP
7 7 (3.47%) HTTP
8 4 (1.98%) VoIP
9 3 (1.49%) Structured Cabling
9 3 (1.49%) Wireless
9 3 (1.49%) MPLS
9 3 (1.49%) OSPF
9 3 (1.49%) BGP
10 2 (0.99%) DSL
10 2 (0.99%) LDAP
10 2 (0.99%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (20.79%) SQL Server
2 26 (12.87%) SQL Server 2008
3 25 (12.38%) MongoDB
3 25 (12.38%) Relational Database
4 22 (10.89%) RDBMS
5 20 (9.90%) PostgreSQL
6 16 (7.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 15 (7.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 15 (7.43%) SQL Server 2012
8 13 (6.44%) MySQL
9 7 (3.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 7 (3.47%) SQL Server 2005
10 6 (2.97%) Oracle Database 10g
10 6 (2.97%) Oracle9i Database
10 6 (2.97%) Ingres
10 6 (2.97%) Oracle Database 11g
10 6 (2.97%) Oracle Database
11 5 (2.48%) SQL Server 2000
12 2 (0.99%) NoSQL
13 1 (0.50%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 11 (5.45%) Jenkins
2 10 (4.95%) GitLab
3 4 (1.98%) Selenium
4 3 (1.49%) Cucumber
4 3 (1.49%) Subversion
4 3 (1.49%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.99%) JIRA
6 1 (0.50%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.50%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.50%) WebDriver
6 1 (0.50%) Hudson
6 1 (0.50%) Maven
General
1 19 (9.41%) Finance
2 4 (1.98%) Manufacturing
2 4 (1.98%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.49%) Retail
4 2 (0.99%) Military
5 1 (0.50%) Welsh Language
5 1 (0.50%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 36 (17.82%) Analyst
2 27 (13.37%) Developer
3 21 (10.40%) Support Engineer
4 19 (9.41%) DBA
5 14 (6.93%) Service Analyst
5 14 (6.93%) Service Desk Analyst
6 13 (6.44%) Administrator
7 12 (5.94%) SQL DBA
7 12 (5.94%) Server Engineer
8 11 (5.45%) 1st Line Support
9 10 (4.95%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 9 (4.46%) 2nd Line Support
11 8 (3.96%) Consultant
11 8 (3.96%) Support Analyst
11 8 (3.96%) Wintel Engineer
12 7 (3.47%) IT Support
12 7 (3.47%) Web Developer
13 6 (2.97%) Server Support
13 6 (2.97%) Wintel Server Engineer
13 6 (2.97%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (10.40%) SOAP
2 18 (8.91%) Spring
2 18 (8.91%) REST
2 18 (8.91%) JSON
3 17 (8.42%) RabbitMQ
4 10 (4.95%) Web Services
5 8 (3.96%) Apache Camel
5 8 (3.96%) Spring MVC
6 6 (2.97%) XML
6 6 (2.97%) HTML
7 3 (1.49%) .NET
7 3 (1.49%) CSS
8 2 (0.99%) Middleware
8 2 (0.99%) XHTML
8 2 (0.99%) Ajax
8 2 (0.99%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 1 (0.50%) jQuery
9 1 (0.50%) Windows SharePoint Services
9 1 (0.50%) LAMP
9 1 (0.50%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 29 (14.36%) Open Source
2 13 (6.44%) Clustering
3 11 (5.45%) Replication
4 9 (4.46%) AS400
5 8 (3.96%) Management Information System
6 6 (2.97%) GIS
6 6 (2.97%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (2.48%) Blackberry
8 3 (1.49%) Statistics
8 3 (1.49%) NHS
9 2 (0.99%) EPoS
9 2 (0.99%) PKI
9 2 (0.99%) Informatics
10 1 (0.50%) User Experience
10 1 (0.50%) Fat Client
10 1 (0.50%) Wiki
10 1 (0.50%) Mathematics
10 1 (0.50%) Visualisation
10 1 (0.50%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.50%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 59 (29.21%) Windows 7
2 54 (26.73%) Windows Server 2008
3 35 (17.33%) UNIX
4 30 (14.85%) Windows XP
5 29 (14.36%) Windows Server 2003
6 28 (13.86%) Windows Server 2012
7 23 (11.39%) Linux
8 12 (5.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 9 (4.46%) CentOS
10 8 (3.96%) Windows 8
11 6 (2.97%) AIX
12 2 (0.99%) OS/400
12 2 (0.99%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.50%) Android
13 1 (0.50%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.50%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.50%) Debian
13 1 (0.50%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.50%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (15.35%) ITIL
2 27 (13.37%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (7.92%) Migration
4 11 (5.45%) Scrum
4 11 (5.45%) Service Management
4 11 (5.45%) Data Modelling
5 10 (4.95%) Service Delivery
5 10 (4.95%) TDD
5 10 (4.95%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (4.46%) DevOps
6 9 (4.46%) Incident Management
7 8 (3.96%) Project Management
7 8 (3.96%) SOA
7 8 (3.96%) MVC
7 8 (3.96%) Mentoring
7 8 (3.96%) Database Tuning
8 7 (3.47%) Change Management
8 7 (3.47%) UML
8 7 (3.47%) Configuration Management
9 6 (2.97%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 57 (28.22%) SQL
2 20 (9.90%) Java
3 9 (4.46%) PowerShell
4 8 (3.96%) Scala
5 6 (2.97%) VB
6 4 (1.98%) JavaScript
6 4 (1.98%) C
6 4 (1.98%) VBScript
7 3 (1.49%) R
7 3 (1.49%) C#
7 3 (1.49%) C++
7 3 (1.49%) PHP
8 2 (0.99%) Perl
8 2 (0.99%) Python
8 2 (0.99%) Ruby
9 1 (0.50%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.50%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.50%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 30 (14.85%) Security Cleared
2 25 (12.38%) SC Cleared
3 15 (7.43%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (5.94%) MCITP
5 9 (4.46%) MCP
6 8 (3.96%) MCSE
7 6 (2.97%) MCDBA
7 6 (2.97%) DV Cleared
8 5 (2.48%) MCTS
9 4 (1.98%) Degree
10 3 (1.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (0.99%) CISSP
11 2 (0.99%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (0.99%) ISEB
11 2 (0.99%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.99%) GIAC
11 2 (0.99%) GCIA
11 2 (0.99%) GCFW
11 2 (0.99%) GCWN
11 2 (0.99%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.98%) SLA
2 2 (0.99%) HL7
System Software
1 55 (27.23%) Active Directory
2 25 (12.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (3.47%) XenApp
4 6 (2.97%) Hyper-V
5 5 (2.48%) VMware ESX
6 3 (1.49%) Xen
6 3 (1.49%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.99%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.99%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.50%) XenServer
8 1 (0.50%) Postfix
8 1 (0.50%) Samba
Systems Management
1 12 (5.94%) SCCM
2 11 (5.45%) Hyperic
3 6 (2.97%) Windows Intune
4 5 (2.48%) SCDPM
4 5 (2.48%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (1.49%) HP UCMDB
5 3 (1.49%) Puppet
6 2 (0.99%) BMC PATROL
6 2 (0.99%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (0.99%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.99%) BladeLogic
6 2 (0.99%) BMC Performance Manager
6 2 (0.99%) SCOM
6 2 (0.99%) Ansible
7 1 (0.50%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.50%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.50%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.50%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 54 (26.73%) Microsoft
2 47 (23.27%) VMware
3 21 (10.40%) Oracle
4 17 (8.42%) Red Hat
5 15 (7.43%) Citrix
6 11 (5.45%) IBM
7 10 (4.95%) BMC
8 9 (4.46%) Red Gate
9 8 (3.96%) Cisco
10 7 (3.47%) McAfee
10 7 (3.47%) HP
11 6 (2.97%) CheckPoint
12 3 (1.49%) LANDesk
12 3 (1.49%) F5
12 3 (1.49%) Juniper
13 2 (0.99%) Apple
13 2 (0.99%) Symantec
13 2 (0.99%) Google
13 2 (0.99%) Mitel
13 2 (0.99%) Sourcefire
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