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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 7 13 11
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows 104 111 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 15.76% 12.66% 12.69%
As % of the Operating Systems category 76.47% 56.35% 61.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 72 50
Median daily rate £415 £350 £266
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.57% +31.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £403
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £305
% change year-on-year
- +6.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 29 12
Median hourly rate £12.00 £11.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -31.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.58 £9.40 £10.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £20.20 £19.81
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.69 £15.26 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.75% -4.62%
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
136 197 163
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 20.61% 22.46% 20.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 143 96
Median daily rate £425 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £288 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 29 12
Median hourly rate £12.50 £11.60 £17.46
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.75% -33.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.58 £9.50 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £21.00 £21.04
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-6.06% -

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 +16 84 £414 +13.74% 22
West Wales -10 8 £475 +43.39% 5
North Wales 0 6 - -
Mid Wales +1 2 - -
Windows
UK

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 81 (35.22%) Active Directory
2 65 (28.26%) Security Cleared
3 64 (27.83%) Windows Server
3 64 (27.83%) Microsoft
4 63 (27.39%) Windows 7
5 58 (25.22%) SC Cleared
6 47 (20.43%) SQL
7 41 (17.83%) Linux
8 40 (17.39%) VMware
9 39 (16.96%) TCP/IP
10 37 (16.09%) Windows Server 2008
11 35 (15.22%) Software Engineering
12 31 (13.48%) OO
12 31 (13.48%) C#
12 31 (13.48%) ITIL
13 30 (13.04%) UML
14 27 (11.74%) Office 365
15 26 (11.30%) Windows Server 2012
16 25 (10.87%) OOA/OOD
16 25 (10.87%) MS Excel
16 25 (10.87%) C++
17 24 (10.43%) VoIP
17 24 (10.43%) Citrix
18 22 (9.57%) Windows XP
18 22 (9.57%) C
18 22 (9.57%) SQL Server
19 21 (9.13%) MS Office
19 21 (9.13%) Visual Studio
19 21 (9.13%) Eclipse
19 21 (9.13%) Cisco

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 18 (7.83%) MS Exchange
2 13 (5.65%) Skype for Business
3 12 (5.22%) SharePoint
4 10 (4.35%) PowerExchange
5 9 (3.91%) Apache
5 9 (3.91%) Moodle
6 7 (3.04%) SAS
7 6 (2.61%) WebLogic
8 5 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2010
9 4 (1.74%) IIS
10 3 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2007
10 3 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.43%) Apache Pig
11 1 (0.43%) Apache Spark
11 1 (0.43%) ArcGIS
11 1 (0.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.43%) Mule
11 1 (0.43%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.43%) Oracle Workflow
11 1 (0.43%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 25 (10.87%) MS Excel
2 21 (9.13%) MS Office
3 1 (0.43%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.87%) assyst
3 1 (0.43%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.43%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 27 (11.74%) Office 365
2 11 (4.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.74%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.43%) Amazon EMR
4 1 (0.43%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.43%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 39 (16.96%) TCP/IP
2 24 (10.43%) VoIP
3 20 (8.70%) SNMP
4 17 (7.39%) DHCP
4 17 (7.39%) DNS
5 16 (6.96%) Firewall
6 14 (6.09%) LAN
7 13 (5.65%) SAN
8 10 (4.35%) Skype
8 10 (4.35%) WAN
9 8 (3.48%) VPN
10 7 (3.04%) Wireless
11 6 (2.61%) NetScaler
12 5 (2.17%) Cisco IPT
12 5 (2.17%) Cisco ISE
12 5 (2.17%) Remote Desktop
12 5 (2.17%) TACACS
13 3 (1.30%) Cisco ASA
13 3 (1.30%) Cisco IOS
13 3 (1.30%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (9.57%) SQL Server
2 13 (5.65%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (3.91%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (3.91%) MySQL
4 7 (3.04%) Base SAS
4 7 (3.04%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 6 (2.61%) Oracle Database
6 4 (1.74%) PowerCenter
7 3 (1.30%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (1.30%) GIS
8 2 (0.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.43%) Apache Hive
9 1 (0.43%) DataStage
9 1 (0.43%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.43%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.43%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.43%) Oracle OLAP
9 1 (0.43%) Pentaho
9 1 (0.43%) QlikView
9 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 21 (9.13%) Eclipse
1 21 (9.13%) Visual Studio
2 20 (8.70%) Rational DOORS
2 20 (8.70%) StarTeam
3 10 (4.35%) JUnit
3 10 (4.35%) Selenium
4 9 (3.91%) Cucumber
4 9 (3.91%) JBehave
5 2 (0.87%) InstallShield
5 2 (0.87%) JIRA
5 2 (0.87%) MSI
5 2 (0.87%) TeamCity
5 2 (0.87%) WiX
6 1 (0.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.43%) Bugzilla
6 1 (0.43%) IntelliJ
6 1 (0.43%) JMeter
6 1 (0.43%) Maven
6 1 (0.43%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (0.43%) TestComplete
General
1 17 (7.39%) Finance
2 8 (3.48%) Telecoms
3 4 (1.74%) Electronics
3 4 (1.74%) Manufacturing
3 4 (1.74%) Marketing
4 2 (0.87%) Local Government
5 1 (0.43%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 39 (16.96%) Developer
2 31 (13.48%) Support Engineer
3 28 (12.17%) Software Engineer
4 25 (10.87%) Analyst
5 22 (9.57%) Desktop Engineer
5 22 (9.57%) Desktop Support
6 21 (9.13%) 2nd Line Support
7 18 (7.83%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 18 (7.83%) Senior Software Engineer
8 16 (6.96%) IT Support
9 14 (6.09%) Consultant
9 14 (6.09%) Service Analyst
9 14 (6.09%) Service Desk Analyst
9 14 (6.09%) Software Developer
10 13 (5.65%) Architect
11 12 (5.22%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 12 (5.22%) Rollout Engineer
12 11 (4.78%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
12 11 (4.78%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
12 11 (4.78%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (4.78%) .NET
2 9 (3.91%) XML
3 8 (3.48%) CSS
4 7 (3.04%) HTML
4 7 (3.04%) JSON
4 7 (3.04%) Web Services
5 4 (1.74%) Dropwizard
6 2 (0.87%) .NET Framework
6 2 (0.87%) NancyFx
7 1 (0.43%) ActiveX
7 1 (0.43%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.43%) HTML5
7 1 (0.43%) JAXB
7 1 (0.43%) Middleware
7 1 (0.43%) REST
7 1 (0.43%) SAX
7 1 (0.43%) SOAP
7 1 (0.43%) Spring
7 1 (0.43%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 12 (5.22%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (3.91%) Data Centre
3 7 (3.04%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (2.61%) Clustering
4 6 (2.61%) e-Learning
5 5 (2.17%) iSeries
5 5 (2.17%) Statistics
5 5 (2.17%) Video Conferencing
6 4 (1.74%) NHS
7 2 (0.87%) Blackberry
7 2 (0.87%) iPad
7 2 (0.87%) PKI
8 1 (0.43%) CLARiiON
8 1 (0.43%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.43%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.43%) EMC VNX
8 1 (0.43%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.43%) Oracle Exalogic
Operating Systems
1 64 (27.83%) Windows Server
2 63 (27.39%) Windows 7
3 41 (17.83%) Linux
4 37 (16.09%) Windows Server 2008
5 26 (11.30%) Windows Server 2012
6 22 (9.57%) Windows XP
7 19 (8.26%) Unix
8 18 (7.83%) Windows Server 2003
9 14 (6.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 13 (5.65%) Windows 10
10 13 (5.65%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.87%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.43%) AIX
12 1 (0.43%) Android
12 1 (0.43%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.43%) HPUX
12 1 (0.43%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.43%) Solaris
12 1 (0.43%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.43%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (15.22%) Software Engineering
2 31 (13.48%) ITIL
2 31 (13.48%) OO
3 30 (13.04%) UML
4 25 (10.87%) OOA/OOD
5 20 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
5 20 (8.70%) Requirements Management
6 19 (8.26%) Migration
7 12 (5.22%) Automated Testing
8 11 (4.78%) SDLC
9 10 (4.35%) Change Data Capture
10 9 (3.91%) Continuous Improvement
10 9 (3.91%) DevOps
11 8 (3.48%) Configuration Management
11 8 (3.48%) Project Management
11 8 (3.48%) Scrum
11 8 (3.48%) Service Management
12 7 (3.04%) Change Control
12 7 (3.04%) Information Security
12 7 (3.04%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 47 (20.43%) SQL
2 31 (13.48%) C#
3 25 (10.87%) C++
4 22 (9.57%) C
5 13 (5.65%) PHP
6 10 (4.35%) Java
6 10 (4.35%) PowerShell
7 7 (3.04%) JavaScript
8 6 (2.61%) T-SQL
9 5 (2.17%) Embedded C++
10 3 (1.30%) Embedded C
11 2 (0.87%) Python
12 1 (0.43%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.43%) Perl
12 1 (0.43%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 65 (28.26%) Security Cleared
2 58 (25.22%) SC Cleared
3 6 (2.61%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (2.17%) MCSE
5 3 (1.30%) Degree
5 3 (1.30%) MCITP
6 2 (0.87%) CCNA
6 2 (0.87%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (0.87%) MCTS
7 1 (0.43%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.43%) CISSP
7 1 (0.43%) ISEB
7 1 (0.43%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.43%) MCAD
7 1 (0.43%) MCP
7 1 (0.43%) MCSD
7 1 (0.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.35%) QA
2 4 (1.74%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.30%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.87%) SLA
System Software
1 81 (35.22%) Active Directory
2 11 (4.78%) Oracle RAC
3 10 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (3.04%) VMware ESX
4 7 (3.04%) XenApp
5 6 (2.61%) Hyper-V
6 4 (1.74%) ProxySG
6 4 (1.74%) XenDesktop
7 3 (1.30%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.87%) BitLocker
8 2 (0.87%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 2 (0.87%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (0.87%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.87%) vSphere
9 1 (0.43%) NFS
9 1 (0.43%) Oracle Clusterware
9 1 (0.43%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.43%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.43%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 16 (6.96%) SCCM
2 7 (3.04%) Backup Exec
2 7 (3.04%) Cisco Prime
3 6 (2.61%) SCOM
4 4 (1.74%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (1.30%) Ansible
6 2 (0.87%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (0.87%) Puppet
7 1 (0.43%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.43%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.43%) Oracle ZFS
7 1 (0.43%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 64 (27.83%) Microsoft
2 40 (17.39%) VMware
3 24 (10.43%) Citrix
4 21 (9.13%) Cisco
5 20 (8.70%) Coverity
6 19 (8.26%) Oracle
7 15 (6.52%) HP
8 14 (6.09%) Red Hat
8 14 (6.09%) SAP
9 11 (4.78%) Informatica
9 11 (4.78%) Teradata
10 9 (3.91%) CheckPoint
10 9 (3.91%) NetApp
11 5 (2.17%) Juniper
12 4 (1.74%) Apple
12 4 (1.74%) Blue Coat
12 4 (1.74%) Dell
12 4 (1.74%) Symantec
13 3 (1.30%) arcserve
13 3 (1.30%) Intel Security
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