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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 12 10 1
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -9
Contract jobs citing Windows 99 105 127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 11.55% 13.39% 26.35%
As % of the Operating Systems category 48.53% 65.22% 91.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 64 71
Average daily rate
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£330 £375 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% +22.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £135 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £470 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £321
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 14 19
Average hourly rate £12.50 £12.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.12% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.20 £10.38 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £16.06 £16.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -6.45%
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
204 161 139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 23.80% 20.54% 28.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 92 80
Average daily rate £360 £356 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.05% +16.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £135 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £470 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 15 19
Average hourly rate £12.47 £12.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.24% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.88 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.53 £20.50 £16.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -6.25%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 3 July 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 -4 75 £330 -5.71% 23
West Wales +11 12 £360 -1.70% 1
North Wales -1 4 - -
Mid Wales - 1 - -
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UK

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 85 (40.87%) Microsoft
2 57 (27.40%) Active Directory
3 56 (26.92%) Security Cleared
4 50 (24.04%) Windows 7
5 47 (22.60%) SC Cleared
6 45 (21.63%) Windows Server 2008
7 43 (20.67%) .NET
7 43 (20.67%) Agile Software Development
8 39 (18.75%) VMware
8 39 (18.75%) SQL Server
9 37 (17.79%) Windows XP
10 35 (16.83%) Scrum
11 33 (15.87%) ITIL
12 32 (15.38%) SQL
13 28 (13.46%) Windows Server 2012
14 25 (12.02%) Oracle
15 24 (11.54%) Linux
15 24 (11.54%) MS Exchange
15 24 (11.54%) MS Excel
16 23 (11.06%) C#
16 23 (11.06%) Citrix
16 23 (11.06%) PowerShell
17 22 (10.58%) Windows Server 2003
18 21 (10.10%) Migration
19 19 (9.13%) SCCM
20 18 (8.65%) VMware Infrastructure
21 17 (8.17%) Artifactory
21 17 (8.17%) Jenkins
21 17 (8.17%) DevOps
21 17 (8.17%) MSBuild

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 24 (11.54%) MS Exchange
2 10 (4.81%) IBM Notes
3 8 (3.85%) Tomcat
3 8 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (2.88%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (2.88%) IIS
5 5 (2.40%) WebSphere
5 5 (2.40%) OpenStack
5 5 (2.40%) Lync
6 4 (1.92%) Confluence
6 4 (1.92%) SharePoint
6 4 (1.92%) Lotus Domino
6 4 (1.92%) Apache
7 3 (1.44%) JBoss
7 3 (1.44%) ArcGIS
7 3 (1.44%) nginx
7 3 (1.44%) ArcSDE
8 2 (0.96%) Node.js
8 2 (0.96%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 2 (0.96%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 24 (11.54%) MS Excel
2 17 (8.17%) MS Office
3 5 (2.40%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.48%) Agresso
1 1 (0.48%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (0.48%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.85%) Office 365
2 5 (2.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.96%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.96%) IaaS
4 1 (0.48%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.48%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 14 (6.73%) DNS
2 12 (5.77%) TCP/IP
3 10 (4.81%) Firewall
4 9 (4.33%) DHCP
5 8 (3.85%) VoIP
6 7 (3.37%) SAN
7 5 (2.40%) HTTP
8 4 (1.92%) SMTP
8 4 (1.92%) LAN
9 3 (1.44%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (1.44%) Wireless
10 2 (0.96%) SSL
10 2 (0.96%) IPv4
10 2 (0.96%) WAN
10 2 (0.96%) FTP
10 2 (0.96%) Internet
11 1 (0.48%) WLAN
11 1 (0.48%) VPN
11 1 (0.48%) Network Security
11 1 (0.48%) PABX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (18.75%) SQL Server
2 15 (7.21%) MySQL
3 9 (4.33%) Relational Database
4 8 (3.85%) Oracle Database
4 8 (3.85%) Oracle Database 11g
4 8 (3.85%) Oracle9i Database
5 7 (3.37%) RDBMS
5 7 (3.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (2.88%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (1.44%) SQL Server 2000
8 2 (0.96%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.48%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.48%) Ingres
9 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.48%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 17 (8.17%) MSBuild
1 17 (8.17%) Artifactory
1 17 (8.17%) Jenkins
2 16 (7.69%) Visual Studio
3 14 (6.73%) Team Foundation Server
4 13 (6.25%) Hudson
5 7 (3.37%) Subversion
5 7 (3.37%) JIRA
6 5 (2.40%) Oracle Forms
7 3 (1.44%) Eclipse
7 3 (1.44%) MSI
7 3 (1.44%) InstallShield
7 3 (1.44%) JMeter
7 3 (1.44%) ReSharper
7 3 (1.44%) Selenium
7 3 (1.44%) SoapUI
7 3 (1.44%) Rational Rhapsody
7 3 (1.44%) Git (software)
7 3 (1.44%) Rational DOORS
7 3 (1.44%) Gradle
General
1 13 (6.25%) Finance
2 6 (2.88%) Banking
2 6 (2.88%) Back Office
3 3 (1.44%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (1.44%) Manufacturing
4 2 (0.96%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.48%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.48%) Military
Job Titles
1 42 (20.19%) Developer
2 33 (15.87%) Analyst
3 24 (11.54%) Support Engineer
4 22 (10.58%) Desktop Support
5 17 (8.17%) Support Analyst
6 16 (7.69%) Desktop Engineer
7 15 (7.21%) 1st Line Support
8 12 (5.77%) Senior Developer
8 12 (5.77%) SQL Developer
8 12 (5.77%) Rollout Engineer
9 11 (5.29%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 11 (5.29%) Software Developer
10 10 (4.81%) .NET Developer
11 9 (4.33%) SQL Server Developer
11 9 (4.33%) Software Engineer
11 9 (4.33%) 2nd Line Support
11 9 (4.33%) IT Support
12 8 (3.85%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 8 (3.85%) Service Analyst
12 8 (3.85%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (20.67%) .NET
2 15 (7.21%) .NET Framework
3 12 (5.77%) Entity Framework
4 11 (5.29%) XML
5 10 (4.81%) ASP.NET
5 10 (4.81%) WCF
6 9 (4.33%) LINQ
7 8 (3.85%) HTML
8 7 (3.37%) jQuery
9 6 (2.88%) WinForms
10 5 (2.40%) CSS
10 5 (2.40%) SOAP
10 5 (2.40%) Web Services
10 5 (2.40%) JSON
10 5 (2.40%) HTML5
11 4 (1.92%) CSS3
11 4 (1.92%) RESTful
11 4 (1.92%) Boost C++ Libraries
12 3 (1.44%) WPF
12 3 (1.44%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 15 (7.21%) NHS
2 14 (6.73%) Mainframe
3 8 (3.85%) iSeries
3 8 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (3.37%) User Experience
4 7 (3.37%) Management Information System
5 5 (2.40%) Clustering
6 3 (1.44%) IVR
6 3 (1.44%) Smartphone
6 3 (1.44%) GIS
6 3 (1.44%) Blackberry
6 3 (1.44%) AS400
6 3 (1.44%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.44%) Data Centre
6 3 (1.44%) iPad
7 2 (0.96%) Embedded Systems
7 2 (0.96%) EPoS
7 2 (0.96%) Human Factors
7 2 (0.96%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.48%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 50 (24.04%) Windows 7
2 45 (21.63%) Windows Server 2008
3 37 (17.79%) Windows XP
4 28 (13.46%) Windows Server 2012
5 24 (11.54%) Linux
6 22 (10.58%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (4.81%) UNIX
8 8 (3.85%) Windows 8
9 7 (3.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (1.44%) Windows 2000 Server
10 3 (1.44%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.96%) Windows 2000
11 2 (0.96%) Android
11 2 (0.96%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.48%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.48%) AIX
12 1 (0.48%) Windows CE
12 1 (0.48%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (20.67%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (16.83%) Scrum
3 33 (15.87%) ITIL
4 21 (10.10%) Migration
5 17 (8.17%) UML
5 17 (8.17%) DevOps
6 13 (6.25%) Software Delivery
7 12 (5.77%) Continuous Delivery
8 10 (4.81%) Software Engineering
9 9 (4.33%) PRINCE2
10 8 (3.85%) RUP
10 8 (3.85%) Automated Testing
11 7 (3.37%) Unit Testing
11 7 (3.37%) Test Strategy
11 7 (3.37%) OOP
11 7 (3.37%) ETL
11 7 (3.37%) Disaster Recovery
12 6 (2.88%) Configuration Management
12 6 (2.88%) Service Management
12 6 (2.88%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 32 (15.38%) SQL
2 23 (11.06%) C#
2 23 (11.06%) PowerShell
3 17 (8.17%) Java
4 13 (6.25%) Jython
5 9 (4.33%) JavaScript
6 8 (3.85%) PL/SQL
7 7 (3.37%) C++
8 5 (2.40%) T-SQL
9 4 (1.92%) C
10 3 (1.44%) VB
10 3 (1.44%) VB6
10 3 (1.44%) VBA
10 3 (1.44%) Python
11 2 (0.96%) VB.NET
11 2 (0.96%) Perl
11 2 (0.96%) PHP
11 2 (0.96%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 56 (26.92%) Security Cleared
2 47 (22.60%) SC Cleared
3 15 (7.21%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (5.29%) MCDBA
5 10 (4.81%) MCITP
5 10 (4.81%) Degree
6 5 (2.40%) MCP
6 5 (2.40%) CCNA
6 5 (2.40%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (2.40%) DV Cleared
7 4 (1.92%) A+ Certification
8 3 (1.44%) ISTQB
8 3 (1.44%) ISEB
8 3 (1.44%) MCSE
9 2 (0.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (0.96%) MCDST
9 2 (0.96%) CTC Cleared
9 2 (0.96%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (0.96%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 1 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (7.21%) SLA
2 7 (3.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (2.40%) QA
4 3 (1.44%) GxP
5 2 (0.96%) HL7
6 1 (0.48%) COSO
6 1 (0.48%) COBIT
System Software
1 57 (27.40%) Active Directory
2 18 (8.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (4.33%) vSphere
4 7 (3.37%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (1.92%) Hyper-V
6 3 (1.44%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.96%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.96%) vCloud
7 2 (0.96%) XenApp
7 2 (0.96%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.96%) Firmware
7 2 (0.96%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.48%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.48%) ProxySG
8 1 (0.48%) Xen
Systems Management
1 19 (9.13%) SCCM
2 4 (1.92%) SCOM
3 2 (0.96%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 2 (0.96%) Vagrant
3 2 (0.96%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.96%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (0.48%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.48%) Legato
4 1 (0.48%) Nagios
4 1 (0.48%) ARCserve
4 1 (0.48%) ZENworks
4 1 (0.48%) BladeLogic
4 1 (0.48%) WSUS
4 1 (0.48%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 1 (0.48%) Puppet
Vendors
1 85 (40.87%) Microsoft
2 39 (18.75%) VMware
3 25 (12.02%) Oracle
4 23 (11.06%) Citrix
5 12 (5.77%) Cisco
6 11 (5.29%) Lotus
7 9 (4.33%) HP
8 7 (3.37%) Red Hat
9 6 (2.88%) Adobe
9 6 (2.88%) AppSense
10 4 (1.92%) Clearswift
10 4 (1.92%) Avaya
11 3 (1.44%) Apple
11 3 (1.44%) IBM
11 3 (1.44%) ESRI
12 2 (0.96%) Veritas
12 2 (0.96%) Veeam
12 2 (0.96%) Mapinfo
12 2 (0.96%) Symantec
12 2 (0.96%) Remedy
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