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 26 August 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
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 3 12 10
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows 118 106 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 19.38% 11.58% 12.97%
As % of the Operating Systems category 83.10% 54.64% 61.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 62 59
Median daily rate £350 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £133 £287 £129
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £425 £453
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £301
% change year-on-year
- +8.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 24 13
Median hourly rate £12.50 £11.80 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.93% -12.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.18 £9.00 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.40 £21.00 £19.72
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.86 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-5.42% +5.73%
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
142 194 152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 23.32% 21.20% 20.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 134 96
Median daily rate £350 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £300 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 24 13
Median hourly rate £12.75 £12.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.26 £9.00 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £21.00 £20.66
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

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 26 August 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
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 26 August 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the Wales region over the 3 months to 26 August 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 +10 92 £350 -4.10% 19
North Wales 0 8 - -
West Wales -1 8 £565 +64.36% 3
Mid Wales +5 5 £281 +2.27%
Windows
UK

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 26 August 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 88 (38.60%) Active Directory
2 70 (30.70%) Windows Server
3 69 (30.26%) Microsoft
4 66 (28.95%) Windows 7
5 62 (27.19%) Security Cleared
6 54 (23.68%) SC Cleared
7 43 (18.86%) SQL
7 43 (18.86%) TCP/IP
8 40 (17.54%) Software Engineering
9 38 (16.67%) ITIL
9 38 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
10 36 (15.79%) VMware
11 35 (15.35%) OO
12 34 (14.91%) C#
13 33 (14.47%) Office 365
14 31 (13.60%) UML
15 30 (13.16%) Linux
16 29 (12.72%) SQL Server
17 28 (12.28%) C++
18 26 (11.40%) VoIP
19 25 (10.96%) OOA/OOD
19 25 (10.96%) MS Excel
19 25 (10.96%) Windows XP
19 25 (10.96%) MS Office
20 24 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
21 22 (9.65%) Visual Studio
21 22 (9.65%) Cisco
22 21 (9.21%) Eclipse
23 20 (8.77%) SNMP
23 20 (8.77%) 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 19 (8.33%) MS Exchange
2 14 (6.14%) SharePoint
3 13 (5.70%) Apache
3 13 (5.70%) Moodle
4 11 (4.82%) Skype for Business
5 8 (3.51%) IIS
6 7 (3.07%) Exchange Server 2013
6 7 (3.07%) SAS
7 6 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2010
7 6 (2.63%) IBM Notes
8 5 (2.19%) IBM Domino
9 3 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.44%) ArcGIS
10 1 (0.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2000
10 1 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.44%) Mule
10 1 (0.44%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.44%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.44%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 25 (10.96%) MS Excel
1 25 (10.96%) MS Office
2 1 (0.44%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.88%) assyst
1 2 (0.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.44%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.44%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 33 (14.47%) Office 365
2 12 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.75%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 43 (18.86%) TCP/IP
2 26 (11.40%) VoIP
3 20 (8.77%) SNMP
4 18 (7.89%) DNS
5 17 (7.46%) Firewall
6 15 (6.58%) DHCP
7 12 (5.26%) LAN
8 11 (4.82%) VPN
9 10 (4.39%) Skype
10 8 (3.51%) WAN
11 7 (3.07%) SAN
12 6 (2.63%) NetScaler
12 6 (2.63%) Remote Desktop
12 6 (2.63%) Wireless
13 5 (2.19%) Cisco IPT
13 5 (2.19%) Cisco ISE
13 5 (2.19%) SMTP
13 5 (2.19%) TACACS
14 3 (1.32%) LDAP
15 2 (0.88%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (12.72%) SQL Server
2 20 (8.77%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (5.70%) MySQL
4 7 (3.07%) Base SAS
4 7 (3.07%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 3 (1.32%) GIS
6 2 (0.88%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (0.88%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (0.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.44%) MS Access
7 1 (0.44%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.44%) Oracle Discoverer
7 1 (0.44%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 22 (9.65%) Visual Studio
2 21 (9.21%) Eclipse
3 20 (8.77%) Rational DOORS
3 20 (8.77%) StarTeam
4 2 (0.88%) InstallShield
4 2 (0.88%) JBehave
4 2 (0.88%) JIRA
4 2 (0.88%) JUnit
4 2 (0.88%) MSI
4 2 (0.88%) Selenium
4 2 (0.88%) TeamCity
4 2 (0.88%) WiX
5 1 (0.44%) Bugzilla
5 1 (0.44%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.44%) IntelliJ
5 1 (0.44%) JMeter
5 1 (0.44%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.44%) Maven
5 1 (0.44%) Subversion
5 1 (0.44%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 14 (6.14%) Finance
2 5 (2.19%) Telecoms
3 2 (0.88%) Electronics
3 2 (0.88%) Local Government
3 2 (0.88%) Manufacturing
3 2 (0.88%) Marketing
4 1 (0.44%) Advertising
4 1 (0.44%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 41 (17.98%) Developer
2 37 (16.23%) Support Engineer
3 32 (14.04%) Software Engineer
4 26 (11.40%) Analyst
4 26 (11.40%) Desktop Support
5 25 (10.96%) Desktop Engineer
6 24 (10.53%) 2nd Line Support
7 20 (8.77%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 19 (8.33%) Senior Software Engineer
9 18 (7.89%) IT Support
9 18 (7.89%) Software Developer
10 16 (7.02%) Service Analyst
10 16 (7.02%) Service Desk Analyst
11 15 (6.58%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 14 (6.14%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
13 13 (5.70%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 12 (5.26%) 1st Line Support
14 12 (5.26%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
15 11 (4.82%) IT Engineer
16 10 (4.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (6.14%) .NET
2 10 (4.39%) Web Services
3 9 (3.95%) HTML
4 5 (2.19%) HTML5
5 4 (1.75%) ASP.NET
5 4 (1.75%) CSS
5 4 (1.75%) SAPUI5
5 4 (1.75%) XML
6 2 (0.88%) .NET Framework
6 2 (0.88%) NancyFx
7 1 (0.44%) ActiveX
7 1 (0.44%) JAXB
7 1 (0.44%) JSON
7 1 (0.44%) Middleware
7 1 (0.44%) REST
7 1 (0.44%) SAX
7 1 (0.44%) SOAP
7 1 (0.44%) Spring
7 1 (0.44%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 9 (3.95%) Analytical Skills
1 9 (3.95%) e-Learning
2 6 (2.63%) Statistics
3 5 (2.19%) Clustering
3 5 (2.19%) NHS
3 5 (2.19%) Video Conferencing
4 4 (1.75%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.32%) iPad
6 2 (0.88%) Blackberry
6 2 (0.88%) Data Centre
6 2 (0.88%) PKI
7 1 (0.44%) Blockchain
7 1 (0.44%) CLARiiON
7 1 (0.44%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.44%) EMC VNX
7 1 (0.44%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.44%) EqualLogic
7 1 (0.44%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 70 (30.70%) Windows Server
2 66 (28.95%) Windows 7
3 38 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 30 (13.16%) Linux
5 25 (10.96%) Windows XP
6 24 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
7 19 (8.33%) Windows 8
8 13 (5.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 13 (5.70%) Windows Server 2003
9 12 (5.26%) Unix
10 11 (4.82%) Windows 10
11 2 (0.88%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.44%) AIX
12 1 (0.44%) Android
12 1 (0.44%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.44%) HPUX
12 1 (0.44%) Solaris
12 1 (0.44%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.44%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (17.54%) Software Engineering
2 38 (16.67%) ITIL
3 35 (15.35%) OO
4 31 (13.60%) UML
5 25 (10.96%) OOA/OOD
6 20 (8.77%) Requirements Management
7 18 (7.89%) Migration
8 12 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
8 12 (5.26%) Configuration Management
9 10 (4.39%) Change Control
9 10 (4.39%) User Acceptance Testing
10 9 (3.95%) DevOps
10 9 (3.95%) ITSM
10 9 (3.95%) Penetration Testing
10 9 (3.95%) Project Management
11 8 (3.51%) SDLC
12 7 (3.07%) Automated Testing
12 7 (3.07%) Incident Management
13 5 (2.19%) Human Factors
13 5 (2.19%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 43 (18.86%) SQL
2 34 (14.91%) C#
3 28 (12.28%) C++
4 20 (8.77%) C
5 17 (7.46%) PHP
6 15 (6.58%) PowerShell
7 14 (6.14%) JavaScript
8 6 (2.63%) T-SQL
9 5 (2.19%) Embedded C++
10 4 (1.75%) ABAP
11 3 (1.32%) Embedded C
11 3 (1.32%) Java
12 1 (0.44%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.44%) Python
12 1 (0.44%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 62 (27.19%) Security Cleared
2 54 (23.68%) SC Cleared
3 6 (2.63%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (2.19%) CCNA
4 5 (2.19%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (1.75%) MCSE
6 2 (0.88%) MCITP
6 2 (0.88%) MCTS
7 1 (0.44%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.44%) CCNP
7 1 (0.44%) CISSP
7 1 (0.44%) MCAD
7 1 (0.44%) MCP
7 1 (0.44%) MCSD
7 1 (0.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.75%) Disclosure Scotland
1 4 (1.75%) SLA
2 1 (0.44%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.44%) QA
2 1 (0.44%) TickIT
System Software
1 88 (38.60%) Active Directory
2 10 (4.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (3.07%) VMware ESX
4 5 (2.19%) Hyper-V
4 5 (2.19%) XenApp
5 4 (1.75%) Virtual Servers
5 4 (1.75%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.88%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (0.88%) ProxySG
6 2 (0.88%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.88%) VMware Server
6 2 (0.88%) vSphere
7 1 (0.44%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.44%) NFS
7 1 (0.44%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.44%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.44%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 16 (7.02%) SCCM
2 7 (3.07%) Backup Exec
2 7 (3.07%) Cisco Prime
3 6 (2.63%) SCOM
4 4 (1.75%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (1.32%) Ansible
6 2 (0.88%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (0.88%) Puppet
7 1 (0.44%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (0.44%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.44%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.44%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.44%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.44%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 69 (30.26%) Microsoft
2 36 (15.79%) VMware
3 22 (9.65%) Cisco
4 20 (8.77%) Coverity
5 15 (6.58%) Citrix
6 13 (5.70%) Red Hat
7 10 (4.39%) HP
7 10 (4.39%) SAP
8 9 (3.95%) CheckPoint
9 7 (3.07%) Oracle
10 6 (2.63%) Lotus
11 5 (2.19%) Juniper
11 5 (2.19%) NetApp
12 4 (1.75%) Apple
12 4 (1.75%) Symantec
13 3 (1.32%) arcserve
13 3 (1.32%) Canon
13 3 (1.32%) Dell
13 3 (1.32%) IBM
13 3 (1.32%) Intel Security
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