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 20 February 2017 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows
UK / Wales
Rank 9 5 8
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +3
Contract jobs citing Windows 77 114 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 11.42% 17.19% 13.14%
As % of the Operating Systems category 46.39% 46.91% 71.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 63 57
Median daily rate £300 £300 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £138 £137
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +0.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 18 14
Median hourly rate £11.17 £13.00 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.07% -1.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.75 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.52 £13.79 £17.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-6.45% +6.89%

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
166 243 133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 24.63% 36.65% 18.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 167 81
Median daily rate £400 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £138 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £454 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 18 14
Median hourly rate £11.17 £13.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.07% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.75 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £13.00 £16.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +9.37%

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 20 February 2017.

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 20 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the Wales region over the 3 months to 20 February 2017. 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 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 -4 63 £300 - 14
West Wales -9 7 £289 -17.50% 2
North Wales +3 5 - - 4
Windows
UK

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, 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 78 (38.05%) Active Directory
2 64 (31.22%) Microsoft
3 61 (29.76%) Linux
4 60 (29.27%) Windows 7
5 52 (25.37%) Security Cleared
6 49 (23.90%) SC Cleared
7 48 (23.41%) Windows Server
8 46 (22.44%) VMware
9 44 (21.46%) SQL
10 38 (18.54%) Cisco
10 38 (18.54%) Agile Software Development
11 37 (18.05%) MS Office
11 37 (18.05%) Windows Server 2012
12 36 (17.56%) Windows Server 2008
13 34 (16.59%) ITIL
14 33 (16.10%) Oracle
15 31 (15.12%) Unix
16 30 (14.63%) WebLogic
17 28 (13.66%) SQL Server
18 27 (13.17%) MS Exchange
18 27 (13.17%) Citrix
19 24 (11.71%) Firewall
19 24 (11.71%) MS Excel
19 24 (11.71%) CSS
19 24 (11.71%) XML
19 24 (11.71%) Cucumber
19 24 (11.71%) QA
19 24 (11.71%) Selenium
20 23 (11.22%) Continuous Improvement
20 23 (11.22%) JUnit

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 30 (14.63%) WebLogic
2 27 (13.17%) MS Exchange
3 10 (4.88%) PowerExchange
4 7 (3.41%) Apache
4 7 (3.41%) Confluence
5 3 (1.46%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (0.98%) IBM Notes
6 2 (0.98%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (0.98%) Skype for Business
6 2 (0.98%) Tornado
7 1 (0.49%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.49%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2000
7 1 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.49%) IIS
Applications
1 37 (18.05%) MS Office
2 24 (11.71%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.49%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (2.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.49%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.93%) Cloud Computing
1 6 (2.93%) Office 365
2 2 (0.98%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.49%) Amazon EMR
3 1 (0.49%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.49%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 24 (11.71%) Firewall
2 13 (6.34%) SAN
3 12 (5.85%) TCP/IP
4 10 (4.88%) Internet
5 8 (3.90%) LAN
5 8 (3.90%) VoIP
6 7 (3.41%) Cisco IOS
6 7 (3.41%) DNS
6 7 (3.41%) Wireless
7 6 (2.93%) Network Security
7 6 (2.93%) VPN
7 6 (2.93%) WAN
7 6 (2.93%) Wi-Fi
8 5 (2.44%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (2.44%) DHCP
8 5 (2.44%) iSCSI
8 5 (2.44%) SNMP
9 3 (1.46%) IPv6
9 3 (1.46%) Structured Cabling
10 2 (0.98%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (13.66%) SQL Server
2 10 (4.88%) MySQL
3 9 (4.39%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (3.90%) MongoDB
4 8 (3.90%) SQL Server 2000
5 7 (3.41%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (2.93%) Oracle Database
7 4 (1.95%) PowerCenter
8 3 (1.46%) SQL Server 2014
9 2 (0.98%) Oracle Exadata
9 2 (0.98%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.98%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (0.98%) SQLite
10 1 (0.49%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.49%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.49%) Oracle OLAP
10 1 (0.49%) Pentaho
10 1 (0.49%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 24 (11.71%) Cucumber
1 24 (11.71%) Selenium
2 23 (11.22%) JUnit
3 22 (10.73%) JBehave
4 9 (4.39%) Jenkins
5 8 (3.90%) Visual Studio
6 7 (3.41%) JIRA
6 7 (3.41%) Sonatype Nexus
7 4 (1.95%) Rational DOORS
8 3 (1.46%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (0.98%) Git (software)
10 1 (0.49%) Android Studio
10 1 (0.49%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.49%) InstallShield
10 1 (0.49%) MSI
10 1 (0.49%) Octopus Deploy
10 1 (0.49%) Rational Rhapsody
10 1 (0.49%) StarTeam
10 1 (0.49%) TeamCity
General
1 12 (5.85%) Finance
2 9 (4.39%) Telecoms
3 8 (3.90%) Manufacturing
4 5 (2.44%) Electronics
4 5 (2.44%) Marketing
5 4 (1.95%) Local Government
6 2 (0.98%) Military
6 2 (0.98%) Publishing
7 1 (0.49%) Banking
Job Titles
1 29 (14.15%) Analyst
1 29 (14.15%) Developer
2 25 (12.20%) Support Engineer
3 23 (11.22%) Java Developer
4 21 (10.24%) 2nd Line Support
5 17 (8.29%) Architect
5 17 (8.29%) Service Analyst
5 17 (8.29%) Service Desk Analyst
6 15 (7.32%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 14 (6.83%) Consultant
8 13 (6.34%) Network Engineer
9 11 (5.37%) Desktop Support
9 11 (5.37%) IT Support
10 10 (4.88%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
10 10 (4.88%) Informatica Consultant
10 10 (4.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 10 (4.88%) Technical Engineer
11 9 (4.39%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 9 (4.39%) Software Engineer
11 9 (4.39%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (11.71%) CSS
1 24 (11.71%) XML
2 22 (10.73%) HTML
2 22 (10.73%) JSON
3 20 (9.76%) Dropwizard
4 7 (3.41%) MCollective
5 6 (2.93%) Elastic Stack
6 4 (1.95%) .NET
7 2 (0.98%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.98%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 2 (0.98%) Flask
7 2 (0.98%) Middleware
7 2 (0.98%) OAuth
7 2 (0.98%) ZeroMQ
8 1 (0.49%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.49%) MvvmCross
8 1 (0.49%) OCX
8 1 (0.49%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 19 (9.27%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (6.83%) iPhone
3 13 (6.34%) Data Centre
3 13 (6.34%) iPad
4 10 (4.88%) Clustering
5 6 (2.93%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (2.93%) iSeries
5 6 (2.93%) PKI
6 3 (1.46%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.98%) EMC VNX
7 2 (0.98%) Life Science
7 2 (0.98%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.98%) Oracle Exalogic
7 2 (0.98%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.49%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.49%) CLARiiON
8 1 (0.49%) Fintech
8 1 (0.49%) Mobile Computing
8 1 (0.49%) NHS
8 1 (0.49%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 61 (29.76%) Linux
2 60 (29.27%) Windows 7
3 48 (23.41%) Windows Server
4 37 (18.05%) Windows Server 2012
5 36 (17.56%) Windows Server 2008
6 31 (15.12%) Unix
7 13 (6.34%) AIX
8 12 (5.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 11 (5.37%) Windows 10
9 11 (5.37%) Windows 8
10 10 (4.88%) Windows Server 2003
11 8 (3.90%) Windows XP
12 4 (1.95%) Android
13 2 (0.98%) Oracle Linux
14 1 (0.49%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.49%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.49%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.49%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (18.54%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (16.59%) ITIL
3 23 (11.22%) Continuous Improvement
4 22 (10.73%) Scrum
5 21 (10.24%) Mentoring
6 20 (9.76%) Automated Testing
7 14 (6.83%) Software Delivery
8 11 (5.37%) Migration
9 10 (4.88%) Change Data Capture
9 10 (4.88%) Software Engineering
9 10 (4.88%) Virtual Environments
10 9 (4.39%) High Availability
10 9 (4.39%) Information Security
10 9 (4.39%) Network Management
11 7 (3.41%) Incident Management
11 7 (3.41%) IT Governance
11 7 (3.41%) Project Management
11 7 (3.41%) Service Management
12 6 (2.93%) Regression Testing
12 6 (2.93%) UML
Programming Languages
1 44 (21.46%) SQL
2 23 (11.22%) Java
3 10 (4.88%) C++
4 6 (2.93%) C
4 6 (2.93%) C#
5 5 (2.44%) PowerShell
5 5 (2.44%) Python
6 3 (1.46%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.98%) VB.NET
7 2 (0.98%) VBScript
8 1 (0.49%) COBOL
8 1 (0.49%) Perl
8 1 (0.49%) VB
Qualifications
1 52 (25.37%) Security Cleared
2 49 (23.90%) SC Cleared
3 15 (7.32%) CCNA
3 15 (7.32%) Cisco Certification
3 15 (7.32%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (4.88%) MCITP
5 8 (3.90%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 8 (3.90%) MCDBA
6 6 (2.93%) Degree
7 3 (1.46%) MCSE
8 2 (0.98%) CISM
8 2 (0.98%) CISSP
8 2 (0.98%) GIAC
8 2 (0.98%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.49%) A+ Certification
9 1 (0.49%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.49%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.49%) ISEB
9 1 (0.49%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (11.71%) QA
2 4 (1.95%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.46%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 78 (38.05%) Active Directory
2 14 (6.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (5.85%) Oracle RAC
4 11 (5.37%) Hyper-V
5 8 (3.90%) Microsoft App-V
6 7 (3.41%) PowerHA
6 7 (3.41%) ProxySG
7 4 (1.95%) pfSense
7 4 (1.95%) Snort
7 4 (1.95%) XenApp
8 3 (1.46%) Terminal Services
8 3 (1.46%) vSphere
9 2 (0.98%) BitLocker
9 2 (0.98%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 2 (0.98%) Oracle Clusterware
9 2 (0.98%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.49%) Firmware
10 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.49%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 14 (6.83%) Tivoli
1 14 (6.83%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 12 (5.85%) SCCM
3 8 (3.90%) Puppet
4 7 (3.41%) Ansible
4 7 (3.41%) HP Data Protector
4 7 (3.41%) Nessus
4 7 (3.41%) Packer
4 7 (3.41%) Rundeck
4 7 (3.41%) Tivoli Identity Manager
4 7 (3.41%) Zenoss
5 4 (1.95%) Backup Exec
6 3 (1.46%) HAProxy
6 3 (1.46%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 2 (0.98%) Cisco Prime
7 2 (0.98%) Oracle ZFS
8 1 (0.49%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.49%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.49%) SCOM
8 1 (0.49%) WSUS
Vendors
1 64 (31.22%) Microsoft
2 46 (22.44%) VMware
3 38 (18.54%) Cisco
4 33 (16.10%) Oracle
5 27 (13.17%) Citrix
6 16 (7.80%) HP
7 13 (6.34%) Red Hat
8 12 (5.85%) SAP
9 11 (5.37%) Informatica
9 11 (5.37%) Teradata
10 9 (4.39%) IBM
11 8 (3.90%) RedGate
11 8 (3.90%) Symantec
12 7 (3.41%) Blue Coat
12 7 (3.41%) NetApp
12 7 (3.41%) Sonatype
13 6 (2.93%) Apple
13 6 (2.93%) Intel Security
14 5 (2.44%) F5
14 5 (2.44%) Fortinet
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