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 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 11 10 1
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -9
Contract jobs citing Windows 108 93 134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 11.97% 13.40% 23.26%
As % of the Operating Systems category 54.55% 61.59% 89.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 59 71
Average daily rate
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£350 £300 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £129 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £304 £315
% change year-on-year
+6.90% -3.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 13 15
Average hourly rate £11.55 £13.50 £13.87
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.44% -2.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.25 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £19.72 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.86 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+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
198 151 150
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 21.95% 21.76% 26.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 98 81
Average daily rate £375 £325 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £135 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 13 16
Average hourly rate £12.00 £15.50 £13.87
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.58% +11.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.63 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £20.85 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 2015. 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 -6 74 £358 +24.34% 26
West Wales +7 17 £344 -6.14%
North Wales 0 10 - - 1
Mid Wales - 5 £275 -
Windows
UK

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 87 (41.63%) Microsoft
2 64 (30.62%) Active Directory
3 50 (23.92%) Security Cleared
4 49 (23.44%) .NET
5 48 (22.97%) Windows Server 2008
6 46 (22.01%) Agile Software Development
7 44 (21.05%) Windows 7
8 43 (20.57%) SC Cleared
8 43 (20.57%) SQL Server
9 41 (19.62%) Scrum
10 40 (19.14%) ITIL
11 38 (18.18%) VMware
12 36 (17.22%) SQL
13 34 (16.27%) PowerShell
14 33 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
15 28 (13.40%) Oracle
16 26 (12.44%) Migration
16 26 (12.44%) MS Exchange
17 24 (11.48%) Linux
17 24 (11.48%) C#
18 23 (11.00%) Windows XP
19 22 (10.53%) DevOps
20 21 (10.05%) Artifactory
20 21 (10.05%) Jenkins
20 21 (10.05%) MSBuild
21 20 (9.57%) Microsoft Certification
21 20 (9.57%) NHS
21 20 (9.57%) MS Excel
22 18 (8.61%) MS Office
22 18 (8.61%) VMware Infrastructure

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 26 (12.44%) MS Exchange
2 8 (3.83%) IIS
2 8 (3.83%) SharePoint
2 8 (3.83%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (2.39%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (2.39%) OpenStack
3 5 (2.39%) SharePoint 2013
3 5 (2.39%) Tomcat
4 4 (1.91%) IBM Notes
4 4 (1.91%) Lotus Domino
4 4 (1.91%) Apache
4 4 (1.91%) Exchange Server 2000
4 4 (1.91%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (1.91%) WebSphere
5 3 (1.44%) JBoss
5 3 (1.44%) nginx
5 3 (1.44%) Lync
6 2 (0.96%) ArcSDE
6 2 (0.96%) Confluence
6 2 (0.96%) Node.js
Applications
1 20 (9.57%) MS Excel
2 18 (8.61%) MS Office
3 3 (1.44%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.48%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 10 (4.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (2.87%) Office 365
3 3 (1.44%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.96%) IaaS
5 1 (0.48%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.48%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 17 (8.13%) SAN
2 14 (6.70%) TCP/IP
3 12 (5.74%) DNS
4 11 (5.26%) VoIP
5 9 (4.31%) HTTP
6 8 (3.83%) DHCP
7 7 (3.35%) LAN
7 7 (3.35%) SSL
8 5 (2.39%) VLAN
8 5 (2.39%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 5 (2.39%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 4 (1.91%) Network Security
9 4 (1.91%) Firewall
9 4 (1.91%) SMTP
10 3 (1.44%) Wireless
10 3 (1.44%) NAS
11 2 (0.96%) IPv4
12 1 (0.48%) Internet
12 1 (0.48%) Wi-Fi
12 1 (0.48%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (20.57%) SQL Server
2 12 (5.74%) MySQL
3 10 (4.78%) Relational Database
3 10 (4.78%) RDBMS
4 8 (3.83%) Oracle9i Database
4 8 (3.83%) Oracle Database
4 8 (3.83%) Oracle Database 11g
5 7 (3.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (3.35%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (2.39%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (1.91%) SQL Server 2000
7 4 (1.91%) InterBase
7 4 (1.91%) Firebird
8 2 (0.96%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.96%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.48%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.48%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 21 (10.05%) MSBuild
1 21 (10.05%) Artifactory
1 21 (10.05%) Jenkins
2 17 (8.13%) Hudson
3 15 (7.18%) Team Foundation Server
4 11 (5.26%) Visual Studio
5 5 (2.39%) Oracle Forms
5 5 (2.39%) JIRA
5 5 (2.39%) AdminStudio
5 5 (2.39%) TeamCity
5 5 (2.39%) Octopus Deploy
6 4 (1.91%) Subversion
7 3 (1.44%) Rational DOORS
7 3 (1.44%) JMeter
7 3 (1.44%) ReSharper
7 3 (1.44%) Selenium
7 3 (1.44%) Eclipse
7 3 (1.44%) Gradle
7 3 (1.44%) SoapUI
7 3 (1.44%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 11 (5.26%) Back Office
2 8 (3.83%) Finance
3 4 (1.91%) Banking
4 1 (0.48%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 44 (21.05%) Developer
2 28 (13.40%) Analyst
3 21 (10.05%) Support Engineer
4 15 (7.18%) 1st Line Support
5 14 (6.70%) Senior Developer
6 13 (6.22%) Service Analyst
6 13 (6.22%) Software Developer
6 13 (6.22%) .NET Developer
6 13 (6.22%) Service Desk Analyst
6 13 (6.22%) SQL Developer
7 11 (5.26%) Architect
7 11 (5.26%) Systems Engineer
8 10 (4.78%) Infrastructure Architect
9 9 (4.31%) 1st Line Support Engineer
9 9 (4.31%) DevOps Engineer
9 9 (4.31%) Support Analyst
9 9 (4.31%) SQL Server Developer
10 8 (3.83%) Administrator
10 8 (3.83%) IT Support
11 7 (3.35%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (23.44%) .NET
2 16 (7.66%) .NET Framework
3 13 (6.22%) Entity Framework
4 12 (5.74%) ASP.NET
4 12 (5.74%) HTML
5 10 (4.78%) WCF
5 10 (4.78%) LINQ
6 9 (4.31%) XML
7 6 (2.87%) CSS
7 6 (2.87%) WinForms
8 5 (2.39%) Flash
8 5 (2.39%) SOAP
8 5 (2.39%) Web Services
8 5 (2.39%) jQuery
8 5 (2.39%) HTML5
9 4 (1.91%) RESTful
9 4 (1.91%) CSS3
9 4 (1.91%) AngularJS
9 4 (1.91%) ASP.NET Web API
10 3 (1.44%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 20 (9.57%) NHS
2 12 (5.74%) Mainframe
3 10 (4.78%) Data Centre
4 9 (4.31%) Clustering
5 7 (3.35%) Management Information System
6 5 (2.39%) PKI
7 4 (1.91%) CCTV
8 3 (1.44%) GIS
8 3 (1.44%) EMC VNX
8 3 (1.44%) User Experience
9 2 (0.96%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (0.96%) EPoS
9 2 (0.96%) Mathematics
9 2 (0.96%) Human Factors
9 2 (0.96%) iPad
9 2 (0.96%) Reference Data
9 2 (0.96%) Data Integration
10 1 (0.48%) iPhone
10 1 (0.48%) iSeries
10 1 (0.48%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 48 (22.97%) Windows Server 2008
2 44 (21.05%) Windows 7
3 33 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
4 24 (11.48%) Linux
5 23 (11.00%) Windows XP
6 17 (8.13%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (4.31%) UNIX
7 9 (4.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (2.87%) Windows 2000 Server
9 5 (2.39%) Windows 8
10 4 (1.91%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.96%) Windows 2000
11 2 (0.96%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.48%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.48%) Windows CE
12 1 (0.48%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.48%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (22.01%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (19.62%) Scrum
3 40 (19.14%) ITIL
4 26 (12.44%) Migration
5 22 (10.53%) DevOps
6 16 (7.66%) Continuous Delivery
7 14 (6.70%) Software Delivery
7 14 (6.70%) UML
8 11 (5.26%) Service Management
8 11 (5.26%) Unit Testing
9 10 (4.78%) OOP
10 8 (3.83%) RUP
10 8 (3.83%) Automated Testing
11 7 (3.35%) PRINCE2
11 7 (3.35%) ETL
11 7 (3.35%) SDLC
12 6 (2.87%) OO
12 6 (2.87%) Change Management
13 5 (2.39%) MVC
13 5 (2.39%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (17.22%) SQL
2 34 (16.27%) PowerShell
3 24 (11.48%) C#
4 17 (8.13%) Jython
5 12 (5.74%) Java
6 11 (5.26%) T-SQL
7 8 (3.83%) JavaScript
7 8 (3.83%) PL/SQL
8 5 (2.39%) C
9 4 (1.91%) Delphi
9 4 (1.91%) VB
9 4 (1.91%) VB6
9 4 (1.91%) VBA
10 3 (1.44%) Python
10 3 (1.44%) C++
11 2 (0.96%) Perl
11 2 (0.96%) PHP
11 2 (0.96%) VB.NET
11 2 (0.96%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 50 (23.92%) Security Cleared
2 43 (20.57%) SC Cleared
3 20 (9.57%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (6.70%) MCITP
5 11 (5.26%) MCDBA
6 10 (4.78%) Degree
7 8 (3.83%) CCNA
7 8 (3.83%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (2.39%) MCSE
8 5 (2.39%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 4 (1.91%) CCNP
10 3 (1.44%) ISTQB
10 3 (1.44%) DV Cleared
11 2 (0.96%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 2 (0.96%) CTC Cleared
11 2 (0.96%) OCP
11 2 (0.96%) Oracle Certification
11 2 (0.96%) A+ Certification
11 2 (0.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (0.96%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.31%) SLA
2 7 (3.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.44%) HL7
4 2 (0.96%) QA
System Software
1 64 (30.62%) Active Directory
2 18 (8.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (7.18%) Hyper-V
4 7 (3.35%) vSphere
5 5 (2.39%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (1.91%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (1.91%) ISA Server
7 2 (0.96%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.96%) Firmware
7 2 (0.96%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.48%) XenApp
8 1 (0.48%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.48%) Xen
8 1 (0.48%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 18 (8.61%) SCCM
2 5 (2.39%) Windows Intune
2 5 (2.39%) SCSM
3 4 (1.91%) Vagrant
3 4 (1.91%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (1.91%) SCOM
4 2 (0.96%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 2 (0.96%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (0.48%) Puppet
5 1 (0.48%) Nagios
5 1 (0.48%) ARCserve
5 1 (0.48%) ZENworks
5 1 (0.48%) BladeLogic
5 1 (0.48%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 87 (41.63%) Microsoft
2 38 (18.18%) VMware
3 28 (13.40%) Oracle
4 15 (7.18%) Citrix
5 13 (6.22%) Cisco
6 12 (5.74%) HP
7 9 (4.31%) Red Hat
8 8 (3.83%) Dell
9 6 (2.87%) 3PAR
10 5 (2.39%) F5
11 4 (1.91%) Lotus
11 4 (1.91%) Clearswift
12 3 (1.44%) EMC
12 3 (1.44%) AppSense
13 2 (0.96%) Veeam
13 2 (0.96%) IBM
13 2 (0.96%) ESRI
13 2 (0.96%) Mapinfo
13 2 (0.96%) Symantec
13 2 (0.96%) Remedy
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