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 22 January 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows
UK / Wales
Rank 10 7 10
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +3
Contract jobs citing Windows 80 83 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 13.11% 13.97% 13.44%
As % of the Operating Systems category 54.42% 44.39% 71.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 55 49
Median daily rate £275 £300 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £125 £149
10% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £403 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 10 18
Median hourly rate £11.17 £12.75 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.39% -15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.73 £10.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.38 £24.38 £18.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-9.37% +6.66%

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
147 187 128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 24.10% 31.48% 18.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 139 68
Median daily rate £375 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £138 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 10 18
Median hourly rate £12.25 £13.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.76% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £23.75 £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

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 22 January 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 22 January 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 22 January 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 -2 61 £188 -39.51% 14
West Wales -9 9 £363 +31.81% 1
North Wales -1 6 £375 - 3
Windows
UK

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 22 January 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 81 (39.32%) Active Directory
2 65 (31.55%) Microsoft
3 63 (30.58%) Windows 7
4 53 (25.73%) Security Cleared
5 52 (25.24%) Linux
6 50 (24.27%) SC Cleared
7 44 (21.36%) SQL
8 41 (19.90%) Windows Server
9 40 (19.42%) MS Office
10 39 (18.93%) VMware
11 38 (18.45%) Windows Server 2008
12 37 (17.96%) Windows Server 2012
13 35 (16.99%) Agile Software Development
14 33 (16.02%) ITIL
15 31 (15.05%) Unix
16 30 (14.56%) WebLogic
16 30 (14.56%) Oracle
17 28 (13.59%) Cisco
18 25 (12.14%) MS Exchange
18 25 (12.14%) SQL Server
18 25 (12.14%) Citrix
19 24 (11.65%) CSS
19 24 (11.65%) Cucumber
19 24 (11.65%) QA
19 24 (11.65%) Selenium
20 23 (11.17%) Continuous Improvement
20 23 (11.17%) JUnit
20 23 (11.17%) XML
20 23 (11.17%) Java
21 22 (10.68%) Scrum

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 (14.56%) WebLogic
2 25 (12.14%) MS Exchange
3 10 (4.85%) PowerExchange
4 7 (3.40%) Apache
4 7 (3.40%) Confluence
5 5 (2.43%) SharePoint
6 4 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (1.94%) Skype for Business
7 2 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.97%) IBM Notes
7 2 (0.97%) IIS
7 2 (0.97%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.49%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.49%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2000
8 1 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.49%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.49%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 40 (19.42%) MS Office
2 19 (9.22%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.49%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.49%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (2.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.49%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.37%) Office 365
2 6 (2.91%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.97%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.97%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.49%) Amazon EMR
4 1 (0.49%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.49%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 21 (10.19%) Firewall
2 16 (7.77%) TCP/IP
3 13 (6.31%) SAN
4 10 (4.85%) DNS
4 10 (4.85%) LAN
5 8 (3.88%) DHCP
5 8 (3.88%) WAN
6 7 (3.40%) Internet
6 7 (3.40%) SNMP
7 6 (2.91%) VoIP
7 6 (2.91%) Wi-Fi
7 6 (2.91%) Wireless
8 5 (2.43%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (1.94%) VPN
10 3 (1.46%) Cisco IOS
10 3 (1.46%) iSCSI
10 3 (1.46%) NetScaler
10 3 (1.46%) Structured Cabling
11 2 (0.97%) InfiniBand
11 2 (0.97%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (12.14%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.37%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (3.88%) MongoDB
3 8 (3.88%) MySQL
3 8 (3.88%) SQL Server 2000
4 7 (3.40%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (2.91%) Oracle Database
6 4 (1.94%) PowerCenter
7 3 (1.46%) SQL Server 2014
7 3 (1.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.97%) Oracle Exadata
8 2 (0.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.49%) Apache Hive
9 1 (0.49%) Big Data
9 1 (0.49%) DataStage
9 1 (0.49%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.49%) HBase
9 1 (0.49%) Oracle OLAP
9 1 (0.49%) Pentaho
9 1 (0.49%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 24 (11.65%) Cucumber
1 24 (11.65%) Selenium
2 23 (11.17%) JUnit
3 22 (10.68%) JBehave
4 9 (4.37%) Visual Studio
5 8 (3.88%) Jenkins
6 7 (3.40%) JIRA
6 7 (3.40%) Sonatype Nexus
7 6 (2.91%) Rational DOORS
8 3 (1.46%) Eclipse
8 3 (1.46%) StarTeam
8 3 (1.46%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.49%) Git (software)
9 1 (0.49%) Rational Rhapsody
9 1 (0.49%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 14 (6.80%) Finance
2 9 (4.37%) Telecoms
3 8 (3.88%) Manufacturing
4 5 (2.43%) Electronics
4 5 (2.43%) Local Government
4 5 (2.43%) Marketing
5 2 (0.97%) Military
5 2 (0.97%) Publishing
6 1 (0.49%) Advertising
6 1 (0.49%) Banking
Job Titles
1 34 (16.50%) Analyst
2 29 (14.08%) Developer
3 28 (13.59%) Support Engineer
4 23 (11.17%) Java Developer
5 22 (10.68%) Service Analyst
5 22 (10.68%) Service Desk Analyst
6 20 (9.71%) 2nd Line Support
7 18 (8.74%) IT Support
8 17 (8.25%) Architect
9 14 (6.80%) 1st/2nd Line Support
10 13 (6.31%) Consultant
11 12 (5.83%) Software Engineer
12 11 (5.34%) Desktop Support
12 11 (5.34%) IT Engineer
13 10 (4.85%) Informatica Consultant
14 9 (4.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 9 (4.37%) IT Support Engineer
14 9 (4.37%) Network Engineer
14 9 (4.37%) SC Cleared Java Developer
14 9 (4.37%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (11.65%) CSS
2 23 (11.17%) XML
3 22 (10.68%) HTML
3 22 (10.68%) JSON
4 20 (9.71%) Dropwizard
5 7 (3.40%) MCollective
6 6 (2.91%) ELK Stack
7 5 (2.43%) .NET
8 2 (0.97%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.97%) Web Services
9 1 (0.49%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.49%) MvvmCross
Miscellaneous
1 21 (10.19%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (6.80%) iPhone
3 13 (6.31%) iPad
4 10 (4.85%) Clustering
5 9 (4.37%) Data Centre
6 6 (2.91%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (2.91%) iSeries
6 6 (2.91%) PKI
7 4 (1.94%) Statistics
8 2 (0.97%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.97%) Oracle Exalogic
8 2 (0.97%) Smartphone
8 2 (0.97%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.49%) Blockchain
9 1 (0.49%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.49%) Data Integration
9 1 (0.49%) EMC VNX
9 1 (0.49%) Fintech
9 1 (0.49%) Mobile Computing
9 1 (0.49%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 63 (30.58%) Windows 7
2 52 (25.24%) Linux
3 41 (19.90%) Windows Server
4 38 (18.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 37 (17.96%) Windows Server 2012
6 31 (15.05%) Unix
7 13 (6.31%) Windows 10
7 13 (6.31%) Windows XP
8 12 (5.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 12 (5.83%) Windows 8
8 12 (5.83%) Windows Server 2003
9 9 (4.37%) AIX
10 3 (1.46%) Android
11 2 (0.97%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.49%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.49%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.49%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.49%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (16.99%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (16.02%) ITIL
3 23 (11.17%) Continuous Improvement
4 22 (10.68%) Scrum
5 21 (10.19%) Mentoring
6 20 (9.71%) Automated Testing
7 14 (6.80%) Software Delivery
8 13 (6.31%) Software Engineering
9 11 (5.34%) Migration
9 11 (5.34%) OO
9 11 (5.34%) UML
10 10 (4.85%) Change Data Capture
10 10 (4.85%) Incident Management
11 9 (4.37%) High Availability
11 9 (4.37%) Information Security
11 9 (4.37%) Network Management
11 9 (4.37%) OOA/OOD
12 8 (3.88%) Virtual Environments
13 7 (3.40%) Project Management
13 7 (3.40%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 44 (21.36%) SQL
2 23 (11.17%) Java
3 13 (6.31%) C++
4 11 (5.34%) C#
5 10 (4.85%) C
6 4 (1.94%) Python
7 3 (1.46%) JavaScript
7 3 (1.46%) PowerShell
8 2 (0.97%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.49%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.49%) COBOL
9 1 (0.49%) Embedded C++
9 1 (0.49%) Perl
9 1 (0.49%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 53 (25.73%) Security Cleared
2 50 (24.27%) SC Cleared
3 15 (7.28%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (4.85%) MCITP
5 9 (4.37%) CCNA
5 9 (4.37%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (3.88%) MCDBA
7 5 (2.43%) Degree
8 3 (1.46%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 3 (1.46%) MCSE
9 2 (0.97%) CISM
9 2 (0.97%) CISSP
9 2 (0.97%) GIAC
9 2 (0.97%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.49%) A+ Certification
10 1 (0.49%) CCNP
10 1 (0.49%) ISEB
10 1 (0.49%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.49%) MCP
10 1 (0.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (11.65%) QA
2 4 (1.94%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.46%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 81 (39.32%) Active Directory
2 12 (5.83%) Hyper-V
2 12 (5.83%) Oracle RAC
3 9 (4.37%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (3.40%) Microsoft App-V
4 7 (3.40%) PowerHA
5 5 (2.43%) ProxySG
5 5 (2.43%) XenApp
6 3 (1.46%) Terminal Services
6 3 (1.46%) vSphere
7 2 (0.97%) BitLocker
7 2 (0.97%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 2 (0.97%) Oracle Clusterware
7 2 (0.97%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.49%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 11 (5.34%) SCCM
1 11 (5.34%) Tivoli
1 11 (5.34%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 8 (3.88%) Ansible
2 8 (3.88%) Puppet
3 7 (3.40%) Nessus
3 7 (3.40%) Packer
3 7 (3.40%) Rundeck
3 7 (3.40%) Tivoli Identity Manager
3 7 (3.40%) Zenoss
4 5 (2.43%) Backup Exec
5 4 (1.94%) HP Data Protector
6 3 (1.46%) Cisco Prime
6 3 (1.46%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 2 (0.97%) Oracle ZFS
8 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.49%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.49%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.49%) SCOM
8 1 (0.49%) WSUS
Vendors
1 65 (31.55%) Microsoft
2 39 (18.93%) VMware
3 30 (14.56%) Oracle
4 28 (13.59%) Cisco
5 25 (12.14%) Citrix
6 13 (6.31%) HP
6 13 (6.31%) Red Hat
6 13 (6.31%) SAP
7 11 (5.34%) Informatica
7 11 (5.34%) Teradata
8 8 (3.88%) IBM
8 8 (3.88%) RedGate
8 8 (3.88%) Symantec
9 7 (3.40%) Sonatype
10 6 (2.91%) Apple
10 6 (2.91%) NetApp
11 5 (2.43%) Blue Coat
12 4 (1.94%) Intel Security
13 3 (1.46%) Avaya
13 3 (1.46%) Fortinet