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 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 4 12 9
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows 110 102 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 20.22% 13.21% 12.44%
As % of the Operating Systems category 62.86% 54.55% 66.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 56 59
Median daily rate £350 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £128 £153 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.15% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 21 10
Median hourly rate £13.10 £13.50 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.96% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.73 £11.00 £11.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.20 £17.46 £16.59
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.38 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+0.81% +2.50%
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
175 187 153
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 32.17% 24.22% 18.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 110 91
Median daily rate £350 £350 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £126 £154 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £458 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £347 £313
% change year-on-year
+5.04% +11.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 21 11
Median hourly rate £13.00 £12.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.04% -0.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.73 £9.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £17.39 £20.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.22%

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 May 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
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 May 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 +9 99 £350 +9.37% 21
West Wales +6 4 £265 +17.77% 3
North Wales 0 3 - - 1
Windows
UK

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 76 (33.93%) Active Directory
2 74 (33.04%) Windows Server
3 66 (29.46%) Microsoft
4 60 (26.79%) Windows 7
5 54 (24.11%) SQL
6 46 (20.54%) VMware
6 46 (20.54%) Security Cleared
7 44 (19.64%) ITIL
8 42 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
9 40 (17.86%) SC Cleared
10 39 (17.41%) SQL Server
11 38 (16.96%) C#
11 38 (16.96%) Windows Server 2012
12 31 (13.84%) Linux
12 31 (13.84%) Software Engineering
13 30 (13.39%) TCP/IP
14 28 (12.50%) Migration
15 27 (12.05%) OO
15 27 (12.05%) Windows XP
15 27 (12.05%) MS Office
16 26 (11.61%) .NET
16 26 (11.61%) UML
17 25 (11.16%) Cisco
18 24 (10.71%) Citrix
18 24 (10.71%) SQL Server 2008
18 24 (10.71%) Unit Testing
19 23 (10.27%) C++
20 22 (9.82%) Visual Studio
21 21 (9.38%) ITSM
22 20 (8.93%) Oracle

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 13 (5.80%) Apache
1 13 (5.80%) Moodle
1 13 (5.80%) MS Exchange
2 8 (3.57%) IIS
2 8 (3.57%) SharePoint
3 6 (2.68%) IBM Notes
4 5 (2.23%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (2.23%) IBM Domino
5 3 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (1.34%) OpenStack
6 2 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2000
7 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.45%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.45%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 27 (12.05%) MS Office
2 16 (7.14%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.34%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.89%) Adobe Premiere
4 2 (0.89%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.45%) MS Project
5 1 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.79%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.45%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.45%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.45%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 14 (6.25%) Office 365
2 13 (5.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (2.23%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.34%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 30 (13.39%) TCP/IP
2 16 (7.14%) VoIP
3 15 (6.70%) LAN
4 14 (6.25%) DNS
5 12 (5.36%) Firewall
5 12 (5.36%) SAN
5 12 (5.36%) SNMP
5 12 (5.36%) VPN
5 12 (5.36%) WAN
6 10 (4.46%) DHCP
7 6 (2.68%) Wireless
8 5 (2.23%) Remote Desktop
8 5 (2.23%) SMTP
9 3 (1.34%) Cisco IOS
9 3 (1.34%) Internet
10 2 (0.89%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 2 (0.89%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 2 (0.89%) HTTP
10 2 (0.89%) SSL
10 2 (0.89%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (17.41%) SQL Server
2 24 (10.71%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (5.80%) MySQL
3 13 (5.80%) Oracle Database
4 11 (4.91%) Oracle Database 11g
4 11 (4.91%) RDBMS
4 11 (4.91%) Relational Database
5 9 (4.02%) Oracle9i Database
6 4 (1.79%) SQL Server 2014
6 4 (1.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (1.34%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 3 (1.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (1.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.89%) Azure SQL Database
8 2 (0.89%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (0.89%) DB2
8 2 (0.89%) GIS
9 1 (0.45%) Oracle Discoverer
9 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 22 (9.82%) Visual Studio
2 15 (6.70%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (5.36%) Rational DOORS
4 11 (4.91%) Eclipse
4 11 (4.91%) Oracle Forms
4 11 (4.91%) StarTeam
5 4 (1.79%) Jenkins
5 4 (1.79%) JIRA
5 4 (1.79%) TeamCity
6 3 (1.34%) LoadRunner
6 3 (1.34%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (0.89%) HP UFT
7 2 (0.89%) MSBuild
8 1 (0.45%) Bugzilla
8 1 (0.45%) JMeter
8 1 (0.45%) LoadUI
8 1 (0.45%) MSI
8 1 (0.45%) Ranorex
8 1 (0.45%) Subversion
8 1 (0.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 12 (5.36%) Finance
2 6 (2.68%) Telecoms
3 4 (1.79%) Back Office
4 2 (0.89%) Electronics
4 2 (0.89%) Local Government
4 2 (0.89%) Manufacturing
4 2 (0.89%) Marketing
5 1 (0.45%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 42 (18.75%) Analyst
2 41 (18.30%) Developer
3 31 (13.84%) Support Engineer
4 25 (11.16%) Software Developer
5 24 (10.71%) Software Engineer
6 21 (9.38%) Service Analyst
6 21 (9.38%) Service Desk Analyst
7 20 (8.93%) Desktop Support
8 16 (7.14%) 1st Line Support
8 16 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
8 16 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 16 (7.14%) Senior Software Engineer
9 12 (5.36%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
9 12 (5.36%) 1st Line Support Analyst
9 12 (5.36%) IT Support
10 11 (4.91%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 11 (4.91%) Senior Developer
10 11 (4.91%) Senior Software Developer
10 11 (4.91%) Support Analyst
11 10 (4.46%) Service Desk Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (11.61%) .NET
2 14 (6.25%) .NET Framework
3 13 (5.80%) HTML
4 11 (4.91%) Entity Framework
4 11 (4.91%) LINQ
4 11 (4.91%) Web Services
4 11 (4.91%) WinForms
5 9 (4.02%) ASP.NET
5 9 (4.02%) CSS
6 8 (3.57%) WPF
7 5 (2.23%) WCF
8 4 (1.79%) HTML5
8 4 (1.79%) SAPUI5
8 4 (1.79%) XML
9 3 (1.34%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 3 (1.34%) Code First Entity Framework
9 3 (1.34%) STL
10 2 (0.89%) AutoMapper
10 2 (0.89%) Castle Windsor
10 2 (0.89%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (4.91%) Data Centre
1 11 (4.91%) NHS
2 9 (4.02%) e-Learning
3 8 (3.57%) Clustering
3 8 (3.57%) Statistics
4 5 (2.23%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (2.23%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.79%) CMDB
6 3 (1.34%) Embedded Systems
6 3 (1.34%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.34%) iPad
7 2 (0.89%) Inversion of Control
7 2 (0.89%) PKI
8 1 (0.45%) Blockchain
8 1 (0.45%) Data Conversion
8 1 (0.45%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.45%) EMC VNX
8 1 (0.45%) LPAR
8 1 (0.45%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.45%) PACS
Operating Systems
1 74 (33.04%) Windows Server
2 60 (26.79%) Windows 7
3 42 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
4 38 (16.96%) Windows Server 2012
5 31 (13.84%) Linux
6 27 (12.05%) Windows XP
7 16 (7.14%) Windows 8
7 16 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (2.68%) Unix
10 3 (1.34%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.89%) AIX
11 2 (0.89%) Android
12 1 (0.45%) HPUX
12 1 (0.45%) Solaris
12 1 (0.45%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.45%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (19.64%) ITIL
2 31 (13.84%) Software Engineering
3 28 (12.50%) Migration
4 27 (12.05%) OO
5 26 (11.61%) UML
6 24 (10.71%) Unit Testing
7 21 (9.38%) ITSM
8 16 (7.14%) Configuration Management
9 13 (5.80%) Incident Management
10 12 (5.36%) Agile Software Development
10 12 (5.36%) Cross-Platform Development
10 12 (5.36%) OOA/OOD
10 12 (5.36%) Project Management
10 12 (5.36%) Requirements Engineering
11 11 (4.91%) OOP
11 11 (4.91%) Requirements Management
11 11 (4.91%) User Acceptance Testing
12 10 (4.46%) Change Control
13 9 (4.02%) Penetration Testing
13 9 (4.02%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 54 (24.11%) SQL
2 38 (16.96%) C#
3 23 (10.27%) C++
4 15 (6.70%) JavaScript
5 14 (6.25%) PHP
6 12 (5.36%) PowerShell
7 11 (4.91%) C
7 11 (4.91%) PL/SQL
8 4 (1.79%) ABAP
9 2 (0.89%) Java
9 2 (0.89%) VC++
10 1 (0.45%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 46 (20.54%) Security Cleared
2 40 (17.86%) SC Cleared
3 10 (4.46%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (3.57%) CCNA
5 6 (2.68%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (2.23%) MCSE
7 2 (0.89%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.89%) CCNP
7 2 (0.89%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (0.89%) MCITP
7 2 (0.89%) MCTS
8 1 (0.45%) Degree
8 1 (0.45%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.45%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.45%) MCAD
8 1 (0.45%) MCP
8 1 (0.45%) MCSA
8 1 (0.45%) MCSD
8 1 (0.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.02%) SLA
2 6 (2.68%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (1.34%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.89%) QA
5 1 (0.45%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.45%) TickIT
System Software
1 76 (33.93%) Active Directory
2 14 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (3.13%) vSphere
4 5 (2.23%) Hyper-V
4 5 (2.23%) VMware ESX
5 3 (1.34%) ProxySG
6 2 (0.89%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.45%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.45%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.45%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.45%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.45%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.45%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 14 (6.25%) SCCM
2 4 (1.79%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (1.34%) Ansible
3 3 (1.34%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (1.34%) SCOM
4 2 (0.89%) BMC Marimba
4 2 (0.89%) Cisco Prime
4 2 (0.89%) Tivoli
4 2 (0.89%) WSUS
5 1 (0.45%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.45%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (0.45%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.45%) nmon
5 1 (0.45%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.45%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.45%) Red Hat Satellite
5 1 (0.45%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 66 (29.46%) Microsoft
2 46 (20.54%) VMware
3 25 (11.16%) Cisco
4 24 (10.71%) Citrix
5 20 (8.93%) Oracle
6 17 (7.59%) HP
7 13 (5.80%) SAP
8 11 (4.91%) Coverity
9 10 (4.46%) NetApp
10 8 (3.57%) Red Hat
11 6 (2.68%) Lotus
12 5 (2.23%) Apple
12 5 (2.23%) Remedy
13 4 (1.79%) BMC
13 4 (1.79%) CheckPoint
13 4 (1.79%) IBM
14 3 (1.34%) Atlassian
14 3 (1.34%) Blue Coat
14 3 (1.34%) New Relic
14 3 (1.34%) Rackspace
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