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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 6 19 9
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -10
Contract jobs citing Windows 128 73 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 15.80% 10.53% 16.01%
As % of the Operating Systems category 62.44% 46.20% 68.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 53 47
Median daily rate £383 £325 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.69% +30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £161 £147 £112
10% offered a daily rate of more than £526 £411 £394
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 15 21
Median hourly rate £12.65 £12.50 £13.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.16% -5.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £10.70 £10.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.55 £21.45 £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.25 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +1.66%
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
205 158 172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 25.31% 22.80% 23.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 118 82
Median daily rate £425 £338 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.92% +16.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £166 £250 £143
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 15 21
Median hourly rate £13.00 £13.00 £12.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £10.60 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £61.00 £23.75 £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +3.12%

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 7 December 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
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 7 December 2016.

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 7 December 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 +16 91 £331 +1.92% 20
West Wales -6 25 £475 +69.64% 1
North Wales -5 2 £375 - 1
Windows
UK

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 7 December 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 89 (37.55%) Active Directory
2 71 (29.96%) Security Cleared
3 67 (28.27%) Windows 7
4 63 (26.58%) SC Cleared
5 62 (26.16%) Microsoft
6 60 (25.32%) SQL
7 53 (22.36%) Linux
8 50 (21.10%) Windows Server
9 42 (17.72%) Windows Server 2008
9 42 (17.72%) VMware
10 41 (17.30%) Agile Software Development
11 38 (16.03%) Unix
12 37 (15.61%) MS Office
13 36 (15.19%) Windows Server 2012
14 32 (13.50%) ITIL
14 32 (13.50%) Oracle
15 29 (12.24%) Citrix
15 29 (12.24%) WebLogic
15 29 (12.24%) Software Engineering
16 27 (11.39%) SQL Server
16 27 (11.39%) C#
16 27 (11.39%) TCP/IP
17 26 (10.97%) Automated Testing
18 25 (10.55%) OO
18 25 (10.55%) XML
18 25 (10.55%) QA
19 24 (10.13%) Selenium
19 24 (10.13%) Cucumber
19 24 (10.13%) JUnit
19 24 (10.13%) UML

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 29 (12.24%) WebLogic
2 23 (9.70%) MS Exchange
3 13 (5.49%) SharePoint
4 12 (5.06%) Skype for Business
5 10 (4.22%) PowerExchange
6 7 (2.95%) Apache
6 7 (2.95%) Confluence
6 7 (2.95%) SAS
7 5 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.84%) IIS
9 2 (0.84%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.42%) Apache Pig
10 1 (0.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2000
10 1 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.42%) Mule
10 1 (0.42%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.42%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 37 (15.61%) MS Office
2 20 (8.44%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.42%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (2.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.84%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 18 (7.59%) Office 365
2 6 (2.53%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (2.11%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.27%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.42%) Amazon EMR
5 1 (0.42%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.42%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 27 (11.39%) TCP/IP
2 19 (8.02%) VoIP
3 18 (7.59%) SNMP
4 17 (7.17%) Firewall
5 13 (5.49%) SAN
6 10 (4.22%) DNS
6 10 (4.22%) LAN
6 10 (4.22%) WAN
7 9 (3.80%) DHCP
7 9 (3.80%) Skype
8 7 (2.95%) Wireless
9 6 (2.53%) Cisco ASA
10 5 (2.11%) NetScaler
10 5 (2.11%) VPN
10 5 (2.11%) Wi-Fi
11 4 (1.69%) Cisco IPT
11 4 (1.69%) Cisco ISE
11 4 (1.69%) Internet
11 4 (1.69%) LDAP
11 4 (1.69%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (11.39%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.80%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (3.38%) MongoDB
3 8 (3.38%) MySQL
3 8 (3.38%) SQL Server 2000
4 7 (2.95%) Base SAS
4 7 (2.95%) Oracle Database
4 7 (2.95%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (2.95%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 4 (1.69%) PowerCenter
6 3 (1.27%) SQL Server 2014
6 3 (1.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.84%) Oracle Exadata
7 2 (0.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.42%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.42%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.42%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.42%) Oracle OLAP
8 1 (0.42%) Pentaho
8 1 (0.42%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 24 (10.13%) Cucumber
1 24 (10.13%) JUnit
1 24 (10.13%) Selenium
2 23 (9.70%) JBehave
3 18 (7.59%) Rational DOORS
4 17 (7.17%) Visual Studio
5 16 (6.75%) Eclipse
6 15 (6.33%) StarTeam
7 8 (3.38%) JIRA
8 7 (2.95%) Jenkins
8 7 (2.95%) Sonatype Nexus
9 2 (0.84%) Git (software)
9 2 (0.84%) InstallShield
9 2 (0.84%) MSI
9 2 (0.84%) WiX
10 1 (0.42%) IntelliJ
10 1 (0.42%) Maven
10 1 (0.42%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (0.42%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.42%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 14 (5.91%) Finance
2 10 (4.22%) Telecoms
3 8 (3.38%) Manufacturing
4 5 (2.11%) Electronics
4 5 (2.11%) Marketing
5 3 (1.27%) Local Government
6 2 (0.84%) Military
6 2 (0.84%) Publishing
7 1 (0.42%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 41 (17.30%) Developer
2 32 (13.50%) Support Engineer
3 30 (12.66%) Analyst
4 27 (11.39%) 2nd Line Support
5 25 (10.55%) Software Engineer
6 23 (9.70%) Java Developer
7 20 (8.44%) Desktop Support
8 19 (8.02%) Service Analyst
8 19 (8.02%) Service Desk Analyst
9 18 (7.59%) Architect
9 18 (7.59%) Desktop Engineer
10 16 (6.75%) 1st/2nd Line Support
10 16 (6.75%) IT Support
11 14 (5.91%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 14 (5.91%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 13 (5.49%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 13 (5.49%) Consultant
13 11 (4.64%) Senior Software Engineer
14 10 (4.22%) Informatica Consultant
14 10 (4.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (10.55%) XML
2 23 (9.70%) CSS
3 22 (9.28%) HTML
3 22 (9.28%) JSON
4 19 (8.02%) Dropwizard
5 11 (4.64%) .NET
6 7 (2.95%) MCollective
7 6 (2.53%) ELK Stack
7 6 (2.53%) Web Services
8 2 (0.84%) .NET Framework
8 2 (0.84%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.84%) NancyFx
9 1 (0.42%) ActiveX
9 1 (0.42%) HTML5
9 1 (0.42%) JAXB
9 1 (0.42%) MvvmCross
9 1 (0.42%) REST
9 1 (0.42%) SAX
9 1 (0.42%) Spring
9 1 (0.42%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 23 (9.70%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (5.49%) iPad
3 12 (5.06%) iPhone
4 11 (4.64%) Clustering
5 8 (3.38%) Data Centre
6 7 (2.95%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (2.53%) PKI
8 5 (2.11%) iSeries
9 4 (1.69%) Statistics
9 4 (1.69%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (0.84%) Blackberry
10 2 (0.84%) Oracle Exalogic
10 2 (0.84%) Smartphone
11 1 (0.42%) CLARiiON
11 1 (0.42%) Data Integration
11 1 (0.42%) EMC VNX
11 1 (0.42%) Mobile App
11 1 (0.42%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 67 (28.27%) Windows 7
2 53 (22.36%) Linux
3 50 (21.10%) Windows Server
4 42 (17.72%) Windows Server 2008
5 38 (16.03%) Unix
6 36 (15.19%) Windows Server 2012
7 16 (6.75%) Windows Server 2003
8 15 (6.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 15 (6.33%) Windows XP
9 13 (5.49%) Windows 10
10 12 (5.06%) Windows 8
11 7 (2.95%) AIX
12 2 (0.84%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.42%) Android
13 1 (0.42%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.42%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.42%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.42%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.42%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (17.30%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (13.50%) ITIL
3 29 (12.24%) Software Engineering
4 26 (10.97%) Automated Testing
5 25 (10.55%) OO
6 24 (10.13%) UML
7 22 (9.28%) OOA/OOD
7 22 (9.28%) Scrum
8 21 (8.86%) Continuous Improvement
9 20 (8.44%) Mentoring
10 18 (7.59%) Migration
11 17 (7.17%) Requirements Management
12 13 (5.49%) Software Delivery
13 11 (4.64%) DevOps
14 10 (4.22%) Change Data Capture
14 10 (4.22%) Incident Management
14 10 (4.22%) SDLC
15 9 (3.80%) Configuration Management
15 9 (3.80%) High Availability
15 9 (3.80%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 60 (25.32%) SQL
2 27 (11.39%) C#
3 23 (9.70%) C++
3 23 (9.70%) Java
4 20 (8.44%) C
5 8 (3.38%) JavaScript
5 8 (3.38%) PowerShell
6 5 (2.11%) Embedded C++
6 5 (2.11%) T-SQL
7 4 (1.69%) Python
8 3 (1.27%) Embedded C
8 3 (1.27%) PHP
9 2 (0.84%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.42%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.42%) Perl
10 1 (0.42%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 71 (29.96%) Security Cleared
2 63 (26.58%) SC Cleared
3 12 (5.06%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (3.80%) MCITP
5 8 (3.38%) MCDBA
6 5 (2.11%) CCNA
6 5 (2.11%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (1.27%) Degree
8 2 (0.84%) MCSE
9 1 (0.42%) A+ Certification
9 1 (0.42%) CCNP
9 1 (0.42%) CISSP
9 1 (0.42%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.42%) ISEB
9 1 (0.42%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.42%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.42%) MCAD
9 1 (0.42%) MCP
9 1 (0.42%) MCSD
9 1 (0.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (10.55%) QA
2 4 (1.69%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.42%) SLA
System Software
1 89 (37.55%) Active Directory
2 12 (5.06%) Hyper-V
2 12 (5.06%) Oracle RAC
3 8 (3.38%) XenApp
4 7 (2.95%) Microsoft App-V
4 7 (2.95%) PowerHA
4 7 (2.95%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (1.69%) VMware ESX
5 4 (1.69%) XenDesktop
6 3 (1.27%) vSphere
7 2 (0.84%) BitLocker
7 2 (0.84%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 2 (0.84%) Oracle Clusterware
7 2 (0.84%) ProxySG
8 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.42%) NFS
8 1 (0.42%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.42%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.42%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.42%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 19 (8.02%) SCCM
2 10 (4.22%) Ansible
3 9 (3.80%) Backup Exec
3 9 (3.80%) Puppet
3 9 (3.80%) Tivoli
3 9 (3.80%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 7 (2.95%) Nessus
4 7 (2.95%) Packer
4 7 (2.95%) Rundeck
4 7 (2.95%) Tivoli Identity Manager
4 7 (2.95%) Zenoss
5 5 (2.11%) Cisco Prime
6 4 (1.69%) SCOM
7 3 (1.27%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (0.84%) HP Data Protector
8 2 (0.84%) Oracle ZFS
9 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Intune
9 1 (0.42%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.42%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 1 (0.42%) WSUS
Vendors
1 62 (26.16%) Microsoft
2 42 (17.72%) VMware
3 32 (13.50%) Oracle
4 29 (12.24%) Citrix
5 22 (9.28%) Cisco
6 16 (6.75%) Red Hat
7 15 (6.33%) Coverity
7 15 (6.33%) HP
8 14 (5.91%) SAP
9 11 (4.64%) Informatica
9 11 (4.64%) Teradata
10 10 (4.22%) Symantec
11 8 (3.38%) IBM
11 8 (3.38%) NetApp
11 8 (3.38%) RedGate
12 7 (2.95%) Sonatype
13 5 (2.11%) CheckPoint
14 4 (1.69%) Apple
14 4 (1.69%) Avaya
15 3 (1.27%) Juniper
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £11.17 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
South Wales
In Parallel Computer Staff Limited
Rate: From £32 to £35 per hour depending on experience
Posted: Yesterday
London, Manchester, Edinburgh, Cardiff
Elevate Direct
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago