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 4 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 11 12 1
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -11
Contract jobs citing Windows 101 94 133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 11.34% 12.67% 23.75%
As % of the Operating Systems category 53.72% 66.20% 89.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 59 75
Average daily rate
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£346 £313 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.80% +2.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £135 £121
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £470 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 14 15
Average hourly rate £12.50 £13.25 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.69% -8.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.10 £10.38 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.90 £19.63 £18.00
UK excluding London average 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
188 142 149
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 21.10% 19.14% 26.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 86 85
Average daily rate £365 £313 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.80% +2.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £135 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £470 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 14 16
Average hourly rate £12.50 £15.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.70% +3.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.10 £11.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £20.28 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.40%

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 4 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 4 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 4 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 0 70 £346 +13.06% 31
West Wales +7 16 £349 -4.77% 1
North Wales 0 6 - - 4
Mid Wales - 5 £275 - 2
Windows
UK

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 4 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 89 (41.01%) Microsoft
2 60 (27.65%) Active Directory
3 53 (24.42%) Security Cleared
4 48 (22.12%) Windows Server 2008
4 48 (22.12%) .NET
4 48 (22.12%) Windows 7
5 46 (21.20%) SC Cleared
5 46 (21.20%) Agile Software Development
6 44 (20.28%) SQL Server
7 39 (17.97%) Scrum
7 39 (17.97%) VMware
8 36 (16.59%) SQL
9 35 (16.13%) ITIL
10 32 (14.75%) Windows XP
10 32 (14.75%) PowerShell
10 32 (14.75%) Windows Server 2012
11 28 (12.90%) Oracle
12 27 (12.44%) MS Exchange
13 25 (11.52%) Linux
14 23 (10.60%) C#
14 23 (10.60%) Migration
14 23 (10.60%) DevOps
15 22 (10.14%) Windows Server 2003
16 21 (9.68%) SCCM
17 20 (9.22%) Java
17 20 (9.22%) MS Excel
17 20 (9.22%) Artifactory
17 20 (9.22%) Jenkins
17 20 (9.22%) MSBuild
18 19 (8.76%) Citrix

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 4 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 27 (12.44%) MS Exchange
2 10 (4.61%) IBM Notes
3 8 (3.69%) Tomcat
3 8 (3.69%) SharePoint
3 8 (3.69%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (2.76%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (2.76%) IIS
5 5 (2.30%) OpenStack
5 5 (2.30%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (1.84%) WebSphere
6 4 (1.84%) Confluence
6 4 (1.84%) Lotus Domino
6 4 (1.84%) Apache
7 3 (1.38%) JBoss
7 3 (1.38%) ArcGIS
7 3 (1.38%) ArcSDE
7 3 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2000
7 3 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (1.38%) Lync
7 3 (1.38%) nginx
Applications
1 20 (9.22%) MS Excel
2 16 (7.37%) MS Office
3 5 (2.30%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.46%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (2.30%) Office 365
3 3 (1.38%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.92%) IaaS
5 1 (0.46%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.46%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.46%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 13 (5.99%) SAN
2 12 (5.53%) DNS
3 11 (5.07%) VoIP
4 10 (4.61%) TCP/IP
4 10 (4.61%) Firewall
5 8 (3.69%) DHCP
6 6 (2.76%) LAN
6 6 (2.76%) HTTP
7 4 (1.84%) SMTP
7 4 (1.84%) SSL
8 3 (1.38%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (1.38%) Wireless
8 3 (1.38%) NAS
9 2 (0.92%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 2 (0.92%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 2 (0.92%) VLAN
9 2 (0.92%) Network Security
9 2 (0.92%) IPv4
9 2 (0.92%) WAN
9 2 (0.92%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (20.28%) SQL Server
2 15 (6.91%) MySQL
3 8 (3.69%) Oracle Database 11g
3 8 (3.69%) Oracle Database
3 8 (3.69%) Oracle9i Database
4 7 (3.23%) RDBMS
4 7 (3.23%) Relational Database
4 7 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (3.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (1.84%) SQL Server 2000
6 3 (1.38%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.92%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.92%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.46%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.46%) Firebird
8 1 (0.46%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.46%) InterBase
8 1 (0.46%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 20 (9.22%) MSBuild
1 20 (9.22%) Artifactory
1 20 (9.22%) Jenkins
2 16 (7.37%) Hudson
3 14 (6.45%) Team Foundation Server
4 12 (5.53%) Visual Studio
5 7 (3.23%) JIRA
6 5 (2.30%) Oracle Forms
6 5 (2.30%) Subversion
7 4 (1.84%) TeamCity
7 4 (1.84%) AdminStudio
7 4 (1.84%) Octopus Deploy
8 3 (1.38%) Gradle
8 3 (1.38%) SoapUI
8 3 (1.38%) Rational Rhapsody
8 3 (1.38%) JMeter
8 3 (1.38%) ReSharper
8 3 (1.38%) Selenium
8 3 (1.38%) Eclipse
8 3 (1.38%) Git (software)
General
1 13 (5.99%) Finance
2 8 (3.69%) Back Office
3 4 (1.84%) Banking
4 2 (0.92%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.46%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 40 (18.43%) Developer
2 29 (13.36%) Analyst
3 20 (9.22%) Support Engineer
4 16 (7.37%) Desktop Support
5 13 (5.99%) Senior Developer
5 13 (5.99%) Rollout Engineer
6 12 (5.53%) SQL Developer
6 12 (5.53%) 1st Line Support
6 12 (5.53%) Software Developer
7 11 (5.07%) .NET Developer
8 10 (4.61%) Desktop Engineer
8 10 (4.61%) Service Desk Analyst
8 10 (4.61%) Support Analyst
8 10 (4.61%) Service Analyst
9 9 (4.15%) Systems Engineer
9 9 (4.15%) SQL Server Developer
9 9 (4.15%) DevOps Engineer
10 8 (3.69%) Administrator
11 7 (3.23%) 2nd Line Support
11 7 (3.23%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (22.12%) .NET
2 15 (6.91%) .NET Framework
3 12 (5.53%) Entity Framework
3 12 (5.53%) XML
4 11 (5.07%) ASP.NET
5 10 (4.61%) HTML
5 10 (4.61%) WCF
6 9 (4.15%) LINQ
7 7 (3.23%) jQuery
8 6 (2.76%) WinForms
9 5 (2.30%) CSS
9 5 (2.30%) SOAP
9 5 (2.30%) Web Services
9 5 (2.30%) JSON
9 5 (2.30%) HTML5
10 4 (1.84%) RESTful
10 4 (1.84%) CSS3
10 4 (1.84%) Flash
10 4 (1.84%) AngularJS
11 3 (1.38%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 17 (7.83%) NHS
2 14 (6.45%) Mainframe
3 8 (3.69%) Management Information System
3 8 (3.69%) Clustering
4 7 (3.23%) iSeries
5 6 (2.76%) User Experience
5 6 (2.76%) Data Centre
6 4 (1.84%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (1.38%) EMC VNX
7 3 (1.38%) iPad
7 3 (1.38%) CCTV
7 3 (1.38%) IVR
7 3 (1.38%) GIS
8 2 (0.92%) Blackberry
8 2 (0.92%) PKI
8 2 (0.92%) Mathematics
8 2 (0.92%) Human Factors
8 2 (0.92%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.92%) EPoS
9 1 (0.46%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 48 (22.12%) Windows Server 2008
1 48 (22.12%) Windows 7
2 32 (14.75%) Windows Server 2012
2 32 (14.75%) Windows XP
3 25 (11.52%) Linux
4 22 (10.14%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (4.61%) UNIX
6 7 (3.23%) Windows 8
7 6 (2.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (2.30%) Windows 2000 Server
9 2 (0.92%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.92%) Android
9 2 (0.92%) Windows 2000
9 2 (0.92%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.46%) Windows CE
10 1 (0.46%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.46%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (21.20%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (17.97%) Scrum
3 35 (16.13%) ITIL
4 23 (10.60%) Migration
4 23 (10.60%) DevOps
5 16 (7.37%) Software Delivery
6 15 (6.91%) Continuous Delivery
7 13 (5.99%) UML
8 9 (4.15%) PRINCE2
8 9 (4.15%) RUP
8 9 (4.15%) Service Management
9 8 (3.69%) OOP
9 8 (3.69%) Automated Testing
9 8 (3.69%) Unit Testing
10 7 (3.23%) Test Strategy
10 7 (3.23%) Software Engineering
10 7 (3.23%) ETL
11 6 (2.76%) Continuous Improvement
11 6 (2.76%) Integration Testing
11 6 (2.76%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (16.59%) SQL
2 32 (14.75%) PowerShell
3 23 (10.60%) C#
4 20 (9.22%) Java
5 16 (7.37%) Jython
6 10 (4.61%) JavaScript
7 8 (3.69%) PL/SQL
8 7 (3.23%) T-SQL
9 5 (2.30%) C
10 4 (1.84%) VB
10 4 (1.84%) VB6
10 4 (1.84%) VBA
11 3 (1.38%) Python
11 3 (1.38%) C++
12 2 (0.92%) Perl
12 2 (0.92%) PHP
12 2 (0.92%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.92%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.46%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 53 (24.42%) Security Cleared
2 46 (21.20%) SC Cleared
3 18 (8.29%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (5.53%) MCITP
5 11 (5.07%) MCDBA
6 10 (4.61%) Degree
7 7 (3.23%) CCNA
7 7 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (1.84%) MCSE
8 4 (1.84%) A+ Certification
9 3 (1.38%) CCNP
9 3 (1.38%) MCP
9 3 (1.38%) ISEB
9 3 (1.38%) ISTQB
9 3 (1.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 3 (1.38%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.92%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 2 (0.92%) CTC Cleared
10 2 (0.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (0.92%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.53%) SLA
2 7 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (2.30%) QA
4 2 (0.92%) HL7
System Software
1 60 (27.65%) Active Directory
2 19 (8.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (4.61%) Hyper-V
4 9 (4.15%) vSphere
5 6 (2.76%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (1.38%) ISA Server
6 3 (1.38%) VMware ESX
6 3 (1.38%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.92%) vCloud
7 2 (0.92%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.92%) Firmware
7 2 (0.92%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.46%) Xen
8 1 (0.46%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 21 (9.68%) SCCM
2 4 (1.84%) SCOM
2 4 (1.84%) Windows Intune
2 4 (1.84%) Vagrant
2 4 (1.84%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (1.84%) SCSM
3 2 (0.92%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 2 (0.92%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (0.46%) Puppet
4 1 (0.46%) Legato
4 1 (0.46%) Nagios
4 1 (0.46%) ARCserve
4 1 (0.46%) ZENworks
4 1 (0.46%) BladeLogic
4 1 (0.46%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 1 (0.46%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 89 (41.01%) Microsoft
2 39 (17.97%) VMware
3 28 (12.90%) Oracle
4 19 (8.76%) Citrix
5 16 (7.37%) Cisco
6 11 (5.07%) HP
6 11 (5.07%) Lotus
7 6 (2.76%) Red Hat
7 6 (2.76%) Adobe
8 5 (2.30%) Dell
8 5 (2.30%) AppSense
9 4 (1.84%) Clearswift
9 4 (1.84%) Avaya
10 3 (1.38%) EMC
10 3 (1.38%) ESRI
10 3 (1.38%) 3PAR
11 2 (0.92%) F5
11 2 (0.92%) Veeam
11 2 (0.92%) IBM
11 2 (0.92%) NetApp
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