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 3 May 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 5 12 8
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -4
Contract jobs citing Windows 125 116 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 19.97% 14.99% 14.21%
As % of the Operating Systems category 58.69% 61.70% 69.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 63 59
Median daily rate £300 £300 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £169 £129 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £499 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 22 11
Median hourly rate £13.00 £13.25 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.88% -17.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.77 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.10 £17.39 £16.16
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -3.22%
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
213 188 155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 34.03% 24.29% 20.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 105 91
Median daily rate £350 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £145 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £475 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £340 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 22 12
Median hourly rate £13.00 £12.35 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -22.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.73 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £17.03 £20.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £15.85 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.25% -0.93%

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 3 May 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
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 3 May 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 +6 109 £300 -1.63% 23
West Wales +2 3 £183 -28.78% 1
North Wales -4 3 - -
Windows
UK

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 3 May 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 78 (35.45%) Windows Server
2 76 (34.55%) Active Directory
3 61 (27.73%) Microsoft
4 58 (26.36%) Windows 7
5 52 (23.64%) SQL
6 48 (21.82%) ITIL
6 48 (21.82%) VMware
7 42 (19.09%) SQL Server
8 40 (18.18%) Security Cleared
9 37 (16.82%) Windows Server 2008
9 37 (16.82%) Windows Server 2012
10 34 (15.45%) SC Cleared
11 33 (15.00%) C#
11 33 (15.00%) Linux
11 33 (15.00%) Migration
12 32 (14.55%) MS Office
13 27 (12.27%) Windows XP
14 26 (11.82%) .NET
15 25 (11.36%) Cisco
16 24 (10.91%) Citrix
17 23 (10.45%) TCP/IP
17 23 (10.45%) Software Engineering
17 23 (10.45%) SQL Server 2008
17 23 (10.45%) Unit Testing
18 21 (9.55%) ITSM
18 21 (9.55%) Oracle
19 19 (8.64%) UML
19 19 (8.64%) OO
20 18 (8.18%) Visual Studio
20 18 (8.18%) C++

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 14 (6.36%) Apache
1 14 (6.36%) Moodle
1 14 (6.36%) MS Exchange
2 10 (4.55%) SharePoint
3 9 (4.09%) IIS
4 6 (2.73%) IBM Notes
5 5 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (2.27%) IBM Domino
5 5 (2.27%) OpenStack
6 3 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.91%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2000
8 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.45%) JBoss
8 1 (0.45%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 1 (0.45%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.45%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.45%) Tomcat
Applications
1 32 (14.55%) MS Office
2 17 (7.73%) MS Excel
3 7 (3.18%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.91%) Adobe Premiere
4 2 (0.91%) MS Project
4 2 (0.91%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.82%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.45%) Line 500
3 1 (0.45%) Remedy AR System
3 1 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 17 (7.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (5.91%) Office 365
3 7 (3.18%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (2.73%) GitHub
5 1 (0.45%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 23 (10.45%) TCP/IP
2 14 (6.36%) SAN
3 13 (5.91%) DNS
3 13 (5.91%) LAN
3 13 (5.91%) VPN
4 12 (5.45%) Firewall
4 12 (5.45%) VoIP
5 11 (5.00%) WAN
6 8 (3.64%) DHCP
6 8 (3.64%) SNMP
7 5 (2.27%) Remote Desktop
7 5 (2.27%) SMTP
7 5 (2.27%) Wireless
8 3 (1.36%) Cisco IOS
8 3 (1.36%) HTTP
8 3 (1.36%) Internet
9 2 (0.91%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 2 (0.91%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 2 (0.91%) SSL
9 2 (0.91%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (19.09%) SQL Server
2 23 (10.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (6.36%) MySQL
4 13 (5.91%) Oracle Database
5 11 (5.00%) Oracle Database 11g
5 11 (5.00%) RDBMS
5 11 (5.00%) Relational Database
6 9 (4.09%) Oracle9i Database
7 6 (2.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (2.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (1.82%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 4 (1.82%) SQL Server 2014
9 4 (1.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (0.91%) Azure SQL Database
10 2 (0.91%) DB2
10 2 (0.91%) GIS
10 2 (0.91%) SQL Server 2012
11 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 18 (8.18%) Team Foundation Server
1 18 (8.18%) Visual Studio
2 11 (5.00%) Oracle Forms
3 8 (3.64%) Rational DOORS
4 7 (3.18%) Eclipse
4 7 (3.18%) JIRA
4 7 (3.18%) StarTeam
5 6 (2.73%) Jenkins
5 6 (2.73%) TeamCity
6 5 (2.27%) Octopus Deploy
7 3 (1.36%) LoadRunner
8 2 (0.91%) HP UFT
8 2 (0.91%) MSBuild
9 1 (0.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.45%) LoadUI
9 1 (0.45%) Ranorex
9 1 (0.45%) Selenium
9 1 (0.45%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.45%) TestComplete
9 1 (0.45%) WebDriver
General
1 14 (6.36%) Finance
2 5 (2.27%) Telecoms
3 4 (1.82%) Back Office
4 2 (0.91%) Local Government
5 1 (0.45%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.45%) Banking
5 1 (0.45%) Electronics
5 1 (0.45%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.45%) Marketing
5 1 (0.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 46 (20.91%) Analyst
2 37 (16.82%) Developer
3 29 (13.18%) Support Engineer
4 23 (10.45%) Software Developer
5 19 (8.64%) Service Analyst
5 19 (8.64%) Service Desk Analyst
5 19 (8.64%) Software Engineer
6 18 (8.18%) Desktop Support
7 16 (7.27%) 1st Line Support
8 15 (6.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 14 (6.36%) 2nd Line Support
10 12 (5.45%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
10 12 (5.45%) 1st Line Support Analyst
10 12 (5.45%) IT Support
10 12 (5.45%) Senior Developer
11 11 (5.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 11 (5.00%) Senior Software Developer
11 11 (5.00%) Senior Software Engineer
11 11 (5.00%) Support Analyst
12 10 (4.55%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (11.82%) .NET
2 14 (6.36%) .NET Framework
3 13 (5.91%) HTML
4 11 (5.00%) Entity Framework
4 11 (5.00%) LINQ
4 11 (5.00%) WinForms
5 10 (4.55%) Web Services
6 9 (4.09%) CSS
7 8 (3.64%) ASP.NET
7 8 (3.64%) WPF
8 5 (2.27%) WCF
9 4 (1.82%) HTML5
9 4 (1.82%) SAPUI5
9 4 (1.82%) XML
10 3 (1.36%) Boost C++ Libraries
10 3 (1.36%) Code First Entity Framework
10 3 (1.36%) STL
11 2 (0.91%) AutoMapper
11 2 (0.91%) Castle Windsor
11 2 (0.91%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (5.45%) NHS
2 10 (4.55%) Data Centre
3 9 (4.09%) e-Learning
4 8 (3.64%) Statistics
5 7 (3.18%) Clustering
6 5 (2.27%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.82%) CMDB
8 3 (1.36%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (1.36%) Embedded Systems
8 3 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.36%) iPad
9 2 (0.91%) Inversion of Control
9 2 (0.91%) PKI
10 1 (0.45%) Blockchain
10 1 (0.45%) Data Conversion
10 1 (0.45%) Data Protection Act
10 1 (0.45%) Digital Media
10 1 (0.45%) EMC VNX
10 1 (0.45%) LPAR
10 1 (0.45%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 78 (35.45%) Windows Server
2 58 (26.36%) Windows 7
3 37 (16.82%) Windows Server 2008
3 37 (16.82%) Windows Server 2012
4 33 (15.00%) Linux
5 27 (12.27%) Windows XP
6 16 (7.27%) Windows Server 2003
7 12 (5.45%) Windows 8
8 9 (4.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (2.73%) Unix
10 3 (1.36%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.91%) Android
12 1 (0.45%) AIX
12 1 (0.45%) CentOS
12 1 (0.45%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.45%) Windows Phone 8
12 1 (0.45%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (21.82%) ITIL
2 33 (15.00%) Migration
3 23 (10.45%) Software Engineering
3 23 (10.45%) Unit Testing
4 21 (9.55%) ITSM
5 19 (8.64%) OO
5 19 (8.64%) UML
6 17 (7.73%) Configuration Management
7 15 (6.82%) Agile Software Development
8 14 (6.36%) Project Management
9 13 (5.91%) Incident Management
10 12 (5.45%) Scrum
11 11 (5.00%) Cross-Platform Development
11 11 (5.00%) OOP
11 11 (5.00%) Requirements Engineering
11 11 (5.00%) User Acceptance Testing
12 10 (4.55%) Change Control
12 10 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
13 9 (4.09%) Penetration Testing
14 7 (3.18%) OOA/OOD
Programming Languages
1 52 (23.64%) SQL
2 33 (15.00%) C#
3 18 (8.18%) C++
4 15 (6.82%) PowerShell
5 14 (6.36%) JavaScript
5 14 (6.36%) PHP
6 11 (5.00%) PL/SQL
7 8 (3.64%) C
8 4 (1.82%) ABAP
9 2 (0.91%) Java
9 2 (0.91%) VBScript
9 2 (0.91%) VC++
10 1 (0.45%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 40 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 34 (15.45%) SC Cleared
3 10 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (3.64%) CCNA
5 5 (2.27%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (1.82%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 4 (1.82%) MCSE
7 2 (0.91%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.91%) CCNP
7 2 (0.91%) MCITP
7 2 (0.91%) MCTS
8 1 (0.45%) Degree
8 1 (0.45%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.45%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.45%) MCAD
8 1 (0.45%) MCP
8 1 (0.45%) MCSA
8 1 (0.45%) MCSD
8 1 (0.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.09%) SLA
2 6 (2.73%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (1.82%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.91%) QA
5 1 (0.45%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.45%) TickIT
System Software
1 76 (34.55%) Active Directory
2 14 (6.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (3.64%) vSphere
4 5 (2.27%) Hyper-V
4 5 (2.27%) VMware ESX
5 2 (0.91%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.45%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.45%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (0.45%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.45%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.45%) VMware Server
6 1 (0.45%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 14 (6.36%) SCCM
2 5 (2.27%) Ansible
2 5 (2.27%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (1.82%) SCOM
4 3 (1.36%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.91%) BMC Marimba
5 2 (0.91%) Cisco Prime
5 2 (0.91%) Tivoli
5 2 (0.91%) WSUS
6 1 (0.45%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.45%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (0.45%) Nagios
6 1 (0.45%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.45%) nmon
6 1 (0.45%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.45%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.45%) Red Hat Satellite
6 1 (0.45%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 1 (0.45%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.45%) yum
Vendors
1 61 (27.73%) Microsoft
2 48 (21.82%) VMware
3 25 (11.36%) Cisco
4 24 (10.91%) Citrix
5 21 (9.55%) Oracle
6 16 (7.27%) HP
7 12 (5.45%) SAP
8 10 (4.55%) NetApp
9 9 (4.09%) Red Hat
10 7 (3.18%) Coverity
11 6 (2.73%) Atlassian
11 6 (2.73%) Lotus
11 6 (2.73%) Veeam
12 5 (2.27%) AppDynamics
12 5 (2.27%) New Relic
12 5 (2.27%) Rackspace
12 5 (2.27%) Remedy
13 4 (1.82%) BMC
14 3 (1.36%) CheckPoint
14 3 (1.36%) IBM
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