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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 14 2 15
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +13
Contract jobs citing Windows 79 119 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 10.73% 20.95% 7.85%
As % of the Operating Systems category 59.85% 88.15% 46.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 63 20
Average daily rate
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£288 £288 £311
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £158 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £461 £400 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £313 £310
% change year-on-year
-2.40% +0.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 15 5
Average hourly rate £14.75 £13.87 £12.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.34% +11.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.13 £13.00 £9.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.81 £17.00 £16.96
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
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
132 135 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 17.93% 23.77% 16.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 73 34
Average daily rate £350 £275 £311
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -11.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £204 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 16 6
Average hourly rate £16.00 £13.87 £16.14
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.35% -14.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.30 £13.00 £9.36
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.23 £18.00 £17.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.85 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.95% -6.76%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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 16 September 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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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 -12 67 £273 -5.21% 32
North Wales +4 5 - - 2
West Wales -1 5 £350 +33.33% 17
Mid Wales - - - - 2
Windows
UK

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 64 (36.57%) Windows 7
2 60 (34.29%) Active Directory
3 55 (31.43%) Microsoft
4 54 (30.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 53 (30.29%) Security Cleared
6 43 (24.57%) SC Cleared
7 42 (24.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 42 (24.00%) Windows XP
8 36 (20.57%) VMware
9 32 (18.29%) SQL
9 32 (18.29%) SQL Server
10 28 (16.00%) Citrix
11 27 (15.43%) MS Office
12 25 (14.29%) MS Excel
13 21 (12.00%) DNS
13 21 (12.00%) Windows Server 2003
14 20 (11.43%) Microsoft Certification
14 20 (11.43%) Windows 8
15 19 (10.86%) TCP/IP
15 19 (10.86%) Oracle
16 18 (10.29%) SAN
17 17 (9.71%) SCCM
17 17 (9.71%) MySQL
17 17 (9.71%) MCITP
18 16 (9.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 16 (9.14%) IIS
18 16 (9.14%) Linux
18 16 (9.14%) UNIX
18 16 (9.14%) PowerShell
18 16 (9.14%) SQL Server 2008

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 16 (9.14%) IIS
2 15 (8.57%) MS Exchange
3 9 (5.14%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (4.00%) SharePoint
4 7 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (2.29%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (2.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (1.71%) Tomcat
6 3 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2000
6 3 (1.71%) OpenStack
6 3 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (1.71%) Lync
7 2 (1.14%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (1.14%) nginx
7 2 (1.14%) Apache
7 2 (1.14%) ArcGIS
7 2 (1.14%) OpenROAD
8 1 (0.57%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.57%) Confluence
8 1 (0.57%) MediaWiki
Applications
1 27 (15.43%) MS Office
2 25 (14.29%) MS Excel
3 4 (2.29%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.71%) MS Project
5 1 (0.57%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.71%) assyst
2 1 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (7.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (6.29%) Office 365
3 2 (1.14%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 21 (12.00%) DNS
2 19 (10.86%) TCP/IP
3 18 (10.29%) SAN
4 14 (8.00%) DHCP
5 11 (6.29%) WAN
5 11 (6.29%) Internet
5 11 (6.29%) VPN
6 10 (5.71%) LAN
7 9 (5.14%) Firewall
8 8 (4.57%) VoIP
9 3 (1.71%) Wireless
10 2 (1.14%) Intrusion Detection
10 2 (1.14%) LDAP
10 2 (1.14%) MPLS
10 2 (1.14%) OSPF
10 2 (1.14%) BGP
11 1 (0.57%) DSL
11 1 (0.57%) EIGRP
11 1 (0.57%) IPv6
11 1 (0.57%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (18.29%) SQL Server
2 17 (9.71%) MySQL
3 16 (9.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 16 (9.14%) SQL Server 2008
4 15 (8.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 13 (7.43%) SQL Server 2012
6 10 (5.71%) SQL Server 2000
7 6 (3.43%) Hadoop
8 4 (2.29%) Relational Database
9 3 (1.71%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (1.14%) NoSQL
10 2 (1.14%) Pentaho
10 2 (1.14%) Crystal Reports
10 2 (1.14%) Ingres
10 2 (1.14%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.57%) Star Schema
11 1 (0.57%) BusinessObjects
11 1 (0.57%) Cognos Impromptu
11 1 (0.57%) PostgreSQL
11 1 (0.57%) BusinessObjects XI
Development Applications
1 2 (1.14%) Talend Open Studio
1 2 (1.14%) TestDirector
1 2 (1.14%) JIRA
2 1 (0.57%) Selenium
2 1 (0.57%) MSI
2 1 (0.57%) InstallShield
2 1 (0.57%) Subversion
2 1 (0.57%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.57%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.57%) WebDriver
2 1 (0.57%) Wise Package Studio
2 1 (0.57%) Hudson
2 1 (0.57%) Robotium
2 1 (0.57%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.57%) Calabash
2 1 (0.57%) eggPlant
General
1 12 (6.86%) Finance
2 4 (2.29%) Banking
2 4 (2.29%) Local Government
3 3 (1.71%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.14%) Retail
4 2 (1.14%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 31 (17.71%) Analyst
2 24 (13.71%) Support Engineer
3 18 (10.29%) Support Analyst
3 18 (10.29%) Wintel Engineer
4 17 (9.71%) DBA
5 16 (9.14%) SQL DBA
6 11 (6.29%) Server Engineer
7 10 (5.71%) Help Desk Support
7 10 (5.71%) Developer
8 9 (5.14%) Help Desk Analyst
8 9 (5.14%) Help Desk Support Analyst
9 8 (4.57%) Administrator
10 7 (4.00%) Desktop Support
10 7 (4.00%) Desktop Engineer
11 6 (3.43%) Project Engineer
11 6 (3.43%) Technical Engineer
11 6 (3.43%) Consultant
11 6 (3.43%) 3rd Line Support
11 6 (3.43%) Wintel Server Engineer
12 5 (2.86%) 1st Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.71%) .NET
2 6 (3.43%) CSS
2 6 (3.43%) HTML
3 5 (2.86%) XML
3 5 (2.86%) ASP.NET
4 4 (2.29%) SOAP
5 3 (1.71%) Middleware
6 2 (1.14%) Web Services
6 2 (1.14%) Ajax
6 2 (1.14%) Application Packaging
6 2 (1.14%) Apache Camel
7 1 (0.57%) XSD
7 1 (0.57%) XSLT
7 1 (0.57%) Apache FOP
7 1 (0.57%) WCF
7 1 (0.57%) WPF
7 1 (0.57%) Silverlight
7 1 (0.57%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 1 (0.57%) REST
7 1 (0.57%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 10 (5.71%) GIS
2 8 (4.57%) Blackberry
3 4 (2.29%) Clustering
3 4 (2.29%) Visualisation
4 3 (1.71%) PKI
4 3 (1.71%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.14%) AS400
5 2 (1.14%) Thin Client
5 2 (1.14%) Informatics
5 2 (1.14%) Fat Client
5 2 (1.14%) Data Integration
5 2 (1.14%) iSeries
6 1 (0.57%) Wiki
6 1 (0.57%) Statistics
6 1 (0.57%) E-Learning
6 1 (0.57%) EPoS
6 1 (0.57%) Chip and PIN
6 1 (0.57%) NHS
6 1 (0.57%) Device Driver
6 1 (0.57%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 64 (36.57%) Windows 7
2 54 (30.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 42 (24.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 42 (24.00%) Windows XP
4 21 (12.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 20 (11.43%) Windows 8
6 16 (9.14%) UNIX
6 16 (9.14%) Linux
7 2 (1.14%) Android
7 2 (1.14%) Ubuntu
7 2 (1.14%) AIX
7 2 (1.14%) CentOS
7 2 (1.14%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.57%) Debian
8 1 (0.57%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (8.57%) ITIL
2 13 (7.43%) Migration
3 12 (6.86%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (5.14%) Project Management
4 9 (5.14%) Disaster Recovery
4 9 (5.14%) Mentoring
5 8 (4.57%) Data Protection
6 6 (3.43%) Software Engineering
7 5 (2.86%) Incident Management
7 5 (2.86%) UML
7 5 (2.86%) Cyber Security
7 5 (2.86%) Kalman Filter
8 4 (2.29%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 4 (2.29%) PRINCE2
8 4 (2.29%) Service Delivery
8 4 (2.29%) Business Analysis
8 4 (2.29%) Problem Management
8 4 (2.29%) Unit Testing
9 3 (1.71%) Web Design
9 3 (1.71%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (18.29%) SQL
2 16 (9.14%) PowerShell
3 8 (4.57%) VBScript
3 8 (4.57%) JavaScript
4 6 (3.43%) Java
5 4 (2.29%) VB
5 4 (2.29%) R
6 3 (1.71%) C
6 3 (1.71%) C#
6 3 (1.71%) PHP
7 2 (1.14%) Perl
7 2 (1.14%) Python
7 2 (1.14%) Ruby
8 1 (0.57%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.57%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.57%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.57%) C++
8 1 (0.57%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.57%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 53 (30.29%) Security Cleared
2 43 (24.57%) SC Cleared
3 20 (11.43%) Microsoft Certification
4 17 (9.71%) MCITP
5 10 (5.71%) MCSE
6 9 (5.14%) DV Cleared
7 8 (4.57%) MCTS
7 8 (4.57%) MCDBA
8 3 (1.71%) MCP
8 3 (1.71%) Oracle Certification
8 3 (1.71%) CISSP
8 3 (1.71%) GIAC
8 3 (1.71%) GCIA
8 3 (1.71%) GCFW
8 3 (1.71%) GCWN
8 3 (1.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (1.14%) CCA
9 2 (1.14%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (0.57%) ISEB
10 1 (0.57%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.71%) QA
2 2 (1.14%) SLA
System Software
1 60 (34.29%) Active Directory
2 16 (9.14%) XenApp
3 12 (6.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (6.86%) XenDesktop
4 11 (6.29%) Hyper-V
5 9 (5.14%) Terminal Services
6 7 (4.00%) vSphere
7 5 (2.86%) MetaFrame
8 4 (2.29%) XenServer
9 3 (1.71%) Xen
9 3 (1.71%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 3 (1.71%) vCloud
10 2 (1.14%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (1.14%) Forefront TMG
10 2 (1.14%) UAG
10 2 (1.14%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.57%) Postfix
11 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.57%) Samba
11 1 (0.57%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 17 (9.71%) SCCM
2 10 (5.71%) McAfee ePO
3 9 (5.14%) Windows Intune
4 8 (4.57%) SCDPM
5 7 (4.00%) Norton AntiVirus
6 6 (3.43%) NetBackup
6 6 (3.43%) Backup Exec
7 4 (2.29%) ARCserve
7 4 (2.29%) Kibana
8 3 (1.71%) BMC Performance Manager
8 3 (1.71%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 3 (1.71%) BMC PATROL
8 3 (1.71%) Puppet
8 3 (1.71%) HP Data Protector
9 2 (1.14%) SCOM
9 2 (1.14%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (1.14%) WSUS
9 2 (1.14%) Ansible
10 1 (0.57%) Business Desktop Deployment
10 1 (0.57%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 55 (31.43%) Microsoft
2 36 (20.57%) VMware
3 28 (16.00%) Citrix
4 19 (10.86%) Oracle
5 16 (9.14%) Red Gate
6 14 (8.00%) McAfee
7 9 (5.14%) Adobe
7 9 (5.14%) Cisco
8 8 (4.57%) Symantec
9 7 (4.00%) HP
10 5 (2.86%) Remedy
10 5 (2.86%) Sophos
11 4 (2.29%) Mitel
12 3 (1.71%) Sourcefire
12 3 (1.71%) CheckPoint
12 3 (1.71%) Trend Micro
12 3 (1.71%) AppSense
12 3 (1.71%) IBM
12 3 (1.71%) Juniper
12 3 (1.71%) BMC
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