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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 13 10 3
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -7
Contract jobs citing Windows 102 95 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 13.18% 11.77% 19.91%
As % of the Operating Systems category 54.26% 63.33% 84.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 53 49
Average daily rate
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£325 £313 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +2.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £153 £135 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £314
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 10 15
Average hourly rate £13.50 £12.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.48 £11.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.46 £16.59 £16.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.25 £15.00 £15.25
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -1.63%
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
188 150 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 24.29% 18.59% 23.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 87 61
Average daily rate £350 £300 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £135 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £467 £425 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 11 15
Average hourly rate £12.50 £12.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.04% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.50 £11.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.11 £20.50 £16.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+1.61% -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 22 May 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 22 May 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 22 May 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -5 78 £320 +10.82% 31
West Wales +19 11 £225 - 2
North Wales -1 4 - - 2
Mid Wales - 1 - - 1
Windows
UK

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 84 (41.58%) Microsoft
2 58 (28.71%) Active Directory
3 49 (24.26%) Security Cleared
3 49 (24.26%) Windows 7
4 43 (21.29%) Agile Software Development
5 39 (19.31%) Windows XP
6 38 (18.81%) VMware
6 38 (18.81%) Windows Server 2008
7 37 (18.32%) SC Cleared
8 32 (15.84%) SQL
9 31 (15.35%) .NET
9 31 (15.35%) ITIL
10 30 (14.85%) SQL Server
10 30 (14.85%) Linux
11 28 (13.86%) MS Excel
11 28 (13.86%) Scrum
12 27 (13.37%) Windows Server 2003
13 26 (12.87%) Citrix
13 26 (12.87%) Oracle
14 23 (11.39%) MS Exchange
15 21 (10.40%) UML
16 20 (9.90%) C#
16 20 (9.90%) Windows Server 2012
17 19 (9.41%) VMware Infrastructure
18 18 (8.91%) SCCM
18 18 (8.91%) Finance
18 18 (8.91%) Visual Studio
19 17 (8.42%) Cisco
20 16 (7.92%) SLA
20 16 (7.92%) Java

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 23 (11.39%) MS Exchange
2 9 (4.46%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (3.96%) IIS
4 6 (2.97%) Tomcat
4 6 (2.97%) IBM Notes
5 5 (2.48%) Exchange Server 2000
5 5 (2.48%) Lync
6 4 (1.98%) OpenStack
6 4 (1.98%) WebSphere
6 4 (1.98%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (1.98%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (1.49%) ArcGIS
7 3 (1.49%) JBoss
7 3 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (1.49%) ArcSDE
7 3 (1.49%) Confluence
7 3 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.99%) Node.js
8 2 (0.99%) nginx
8 2 (0.99%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 28 (13.86%) MS Excel
2 15 (7.43%) MS Office
3 5 (2.48%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.50%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (0.50%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.98%) Office 365
2 3 (1.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.99%) IaaS
4 1 (0.50%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 15 (7.43%) DNS
2 11 (5.45%) Firewall
2 11 (5.45%) TCP/IP
3 9 (4.46%) VoIP
3 9 (4.46%) SAN
4 8 (3.96%) DHCP
5 5 (2.48%) HTTP
5 5 (2.48%) LAN
6 3 (1.49%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (1.49%) Wireless
6 3 (1.49%) Internet
6 3 (1.49%) WAN
7 2 (0.99%) IPv4
7 2 (0.99%) FTP
7 2 (0.99%) SNMP
8 1 (0.50%) ADSL
8 1 (0.50%) WLAN
8 1 (0.50%) OSPF
8 1 (0.50%) BGP
8 1 (0.50%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (14.85%) SQL Server
2 15 (7.43%) MySQL
3 9 (4.46%) Relational Database
4 8 (3.96%) Oracle Database
4 8 (3.96%) Oracle Database 11g
4 8 (3.96%) Oracle9i Database
5 7 (3.47%) RDBMS
5 7 (3.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (2.97%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.99%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.99%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.50%) Ingres
8 1 (0.50%) PowerCenter
8 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.50%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 18 (8.91%) Visual Studio
2 13 (6.44%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (4.46%) Subversion
3 9 (4.46%) Artifactory
3 9 (4.46%) Jenkins
3 9 (4.46%) MSBuild
4 6 (2.97%) JIRA
5 5 (2.48%) Oracle Forms
5 5 (2.48%) Hudson
6 3 (1.49%) JMeter
6 3 (1.49%) MSI
6 3 (1.49%) InstallShield
6 3 (1.49%) Eclipse
6 3 (1.49%) ReSharper
6 3 (1.49%) Selenium
6 3 (1.49%) Rational Rhapsody
6 3 (1.49%) Rational DOORS
6 3 (1.49%) SoapUI
6 3 (1.49%) Gradle
7 2 (0.99%) Git (software)
General
1 18 (8.91%) Finance
2 6 (2.97%) Back Office
2 6 (2.97%) Banking
3 3 (1.49%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.49%) Manufacturing
3 3 (1.49%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (0.99%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.50%) Military
5 1 (0.50%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 40 (19.80%) Developer
2 36 (17.82%) Analyst
3 26 (12.87%) Support Engineer
4 23 (11.39%) Desktop Support
5 20 (9.90%) Support Analyst
6 17 (8.42%) 1st Line Support
7 15 (7.43%) Desktop Engineer
8 13 (6.44%) Senior Developer
9 12 (5.94%) 2nd Line Support
9 12 (5.94%) Software Developer
9 12 (5.94%) SQL Developer
9 12 (5.94%) Rollout Engineer
10 11 (5.45%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 11 (5.45%) Software Engineer
11 9 (4.46%) SQL Server Developer
11 9 (4.46%) 1st Line Support Analyst
11 9 (4.46%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 8 (3.96%) IT Support
12 8 (3.96%) Service Analyst
12 8 (3.96%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (15.35%) .NET
2 15 (7.43%) .NET Framework
3 12 (5.94%) Entity Framework
4 10 (4.95%) WCF
5 9 (4.46%) LINQ
6 8 (3.96%) XML
7 7 (3.47%) HTML
7 7 (3.47%) jQuery
8 6 (2.97%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 6 (2.97%) ASP.NET
8 6 (2.97%) WinForms
9 5 (2.48%) CSS
9 5 (2.48%) SOAP
9 5 (2.48%) Web Services
9 5 (2.48%) JSON
9 5 (2.48%) HTML5
10 4 (1.98%) CSS3
10 4 (1.98%) RESTful
11 3 (1.49%) VXML
11 3 (1.49%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 15 (7.43%) NHS
2 14 (6.93%) Mainframe
3 11 (5.45%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (4.95%) Management Information System
5 8 (3.96%) iSeries
5 8 (3.96%) AS400
6 7 (3.47%) Clustering
6 7 (3.47%) User Experience
7 6 (2.97%) Blackberry
8 4 (1.98%) Open Source
8 4 (1.98%) Visualisation
9 3 (1.49%) IVR
9 3 (1.49%) GIS
9 3 (1.49%) Mathematics
9 3 (1.49%) Computer Science
9 3 (1.49%) Smartphone
9 3 (1.49%) iPad
10 2 (0.99%) Embedded Systems
10 2 (0.99%) iPhone
10 2 (0.99%) Human Factors
Operating Systems
1 49 (24.26%) Windows 7
2 39 (19.31%) Windows XP
3 38 (18.81%) Windows Server 2008
4 30 (14.85%) Linux
5 27 (13.37%) Windows Server 2003
6 20 (9.90%) Windows Server 2012
7 13 (6.44%) UNIX
8 11 (5.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (3.96%) Windows 8
10 4 (1.98%) Mac OS X
11 3 (1.49%) OS/400
12 2 (0.99%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.99%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (0.99%) Android
12 2 (0.99%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.50%) AIX
13 1 (0.50%) Windows CE
13 1 (0.50%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (21.29%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (15.35%) ITIL
3 28 (13.86%) Scrum
4 21 (10.40%) UML
5 13 (6.44%) Migration
6 12 (5.94%) Software Engineering
7 11 (5.45%) Disaster Recovery
8 10 (4.95%) RUP
8 10 (4.95%) PRINCE2
9 9 (4.46%) Service Management
10 8 (3.96%) DevOps
10 8 (3.96%) Automated Testing
11 7 (3.47%) OOP
11 7 (3.47%) ETL
11 7 (3.47%) Unit Testing
11 7 (3.47%) Test Strategy
11 7 (3.47%) Software Delivery
12 6 (2.97%) Continuous Improvement
12 6 (2.97%) Integration Testing
12 6 (2.97%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 32 (15.84%) SQL
2 20 (9.90%) C#
3 16 (7.92%) Java
4 11 (5.45%) PowerShell
5 9 (4.46%) C++
6 8 (3.96%) PL/SQL
7 7 (3.47%) C
8 6 (2.97%) JavaScript
9 5 (2.48%) Jython
10 3 (1.49%) Python
11 2 (0.99%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.99%) Perl
11 2 (0.99%) PHP
11 2 (0.99%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.99%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 49 (24.26%) Security Cleared
2 37 (18.32%) SC Cleared
3 15 (7.43%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (6.44%) Degree
5 12 (5.94%) MCP
6 11 (5.45%) MCDBA
7 10 (4.95%) MCITP
8 9 (4.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 7 (3.47%) DV Cleared
10 6 (2.97%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (2.48%) CCNA
12 3 (1.49%) ISEB
12 3 (1.49%) A+ Certification
12 3 (1.49%) ISTQB
13 2 (0.99%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 2 (0.99%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 2 (0.99%) MCDST
13 2 (0.99%) CCNP
13 2 (0.99%) MCSE
14 1 (0.50%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (7.92%) SLA
2 7 (3.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (2.48%) QA
4 4 (1.98%) HL7
5 3 (1.49%) GxP
6 1 (0.50%) COBIT
6 1 (0.50%) COSO
System Software
1 58 (28.71%) Active Directory
2 19 (9.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (4.95%) VMware ESX
4 9 (4.46%) vSphere
5 8 (3.96%) XenApp
6 6 (2.97%) Hyper-V
6 6 (2.97%) Terminal Services
7 4 (1.98%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.99%) vCloud
8 2 (0.99%) Firmware
9 1 (0.50%) ProxySG
9 1 (0.50%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.50%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 18 (8.91%) SCCM
2 4 (1.98%) SCOM
3 3 (1.49%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (1.49%) BladeLogic
4 2 (0.99%) BMC Performance Manager
4 2 (0.99%) BMC PATROL
4 2 (0.99%) ARCserve
5 1 (0.50%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.50%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.50%) Legato
5 1 (0.50%) Nagios
5 1 (0.50%) ZENworks
5 1 (0.50%) WSUS
5 1 (0.50%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 1 (0.50%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 84 (41.58%) Microsoft
2 38 (18.81%) VMware
3 26 (12.87%) Citrix
3 26 (12.87%) Oracle
4 17 (8.42%) Cisco
5 12 (5.94%) Red Hat
6 9 (4.46%) HP
7 7 (3.47%) Lotus
8 6 (2.97%) McAfee
8 6 (2.97%) IBM
8 6 (2.97%) Adobe
9 5 (2.48%) Apple
10 4 (1.98%) Avaya
11 3 (1.49%) AppSense
11 3 (1.49%) ESRI
11 3 (1.49%) BMC
11 3 (1.49%) CheckPoint
11 3 (1.49%) Sophos
11 3 (1.49%) Symantec
11 3 (1.49%) F5
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