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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 7 10 8
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows 102 91 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 15.84% 13.11% 12.71%
As % of the Operating Systems category 45.54% 72.80% 72.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 54 33
Average daily rate £300 £275 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -9.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £136 £150 £161
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 13 10
Average hourly rate £13.00 £13.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £11.00 £10.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £17.20 £16.32
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.85 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.31% -3.33%
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
224 125 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 34.78% 18.01% 17.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 77 46
Average daily rate £339 £306 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.61% -1.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £150 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £333 £310
% change year-on-year
+5.10% +7.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 13 11
Average hourly rate £13.00 £13.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £16.90 £17.59
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%

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 13 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the Wales region over the 3 months to 13 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +3 92 £300 - 22
West Wales +17 3 £300 -28.35%
North Wales -4 1 - - 2
Windows
UK

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 63 (33.69%) Windows Server
2 62 (33.16%) Microsoft
3 57 (30.48%) Active Directory
4 55 (29.41%) Windows 7
5 51 (27.27%) ITIL
6 48 (25.67%) SQL
7 35 (18.72%) VMware
8 33 (17.65%) SQL Server
9 32 (17.11%) Windows Server 2012
10 30 (16.04%) MS Office
11 29 (15.51%) Linux
11 29 (15.51%) Migration
12 28 (14.97%) C#
12 28 (14.97%) Windows Server 2008
13 23 (12.30%) ITSM
13 23 (12.30%) Windows XP
13 23 (12.30%) Citrix
13 23 (12.30%) Security Cleared
14 21 (11.23%) Microsoft Azure
14 21 (11.23%) Oracle
15 19 (10.16%) Agile Software Development
15 19 (10.16%) SC Cleared
16 18 (9.63%) Software Engineering
16 18 (9.63%) .NET
16 18 (9.63%) HP
16 18 (9.63%) TCP/IP
17 17 (9.09%) VoIP
18 16 (8.56%) C++
18 16 (8.56%) MS Excel
18 16 (8.56%) SCCM

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 13 (6.95%) IIS
2 10 (5.35%) SharePoint
3 9 (4.81%) MS Exchange
4 5 (2.67%) OpenStack
5 3 (1.60%) Apache
5 3 (1.60%) JBoss
5 3 (1.60%) Skype for Business
5 3 (1.60%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.07%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 2 (1.07%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.53%) Confluence
7 1 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.53%) Jetty
7 1 (0.53%) Moodle
7 1 (0.53%) nginx
7 1 (0.53%) Node.js
7 1 (0.53%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.53%) WebLogic
Applications
1 30 (16.04%) MS Office
2 16 (8.56%) MS Excel
3 9 (4.81%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.07%) Adobe Premiere
4 2 (1.07%) MS Project
4 2 (1.07%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (2.14%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.07%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.53%) Line 500
3 1 (0.53%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 21 (11.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (3.74%) GitHub
3 6 (3.21%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (2.67%) Office 365
5 1 (0.53%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.53%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 18 (9.63%) TCP/IP
2 17 (9.09%) VoIP
3 15 (8.02%) SAN
4 11 (5.88%) LAN
4 11 (5.88%) VPN
5 8 (4.28%) WAN
6 7 (3.74%) Firewall
6 7 (3.74%) HTTP
6 7 (3.74%) Internet
7 6 (3.21%) SNMP
8 3 (1.60%) DNS
8 3 (1.60%) Multicast
9 2 (1.07%) Cisco IOS
9 2 (1.07%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 2 (1.07%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 2 (1.07%) Network Security
9 2 (1.07%) SSL
9 2 (1.07%) VLAN
9 2 (1.07%) Wireless
10 1 (0.53%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (17.65%) SQL Server
2 15 (8.02%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (6.95%) Oracle Database
4 11 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 10 (5.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 9 (4.81%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 9 (4.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 7 (3.74%) SQL Server 2012
7 7 (3.74%) SQL Server 2014
8 5 (2.67%) MySQL
8 5 (2.67%) Oracle9i Database
8 5 (2.67%) Relational Database
9 4 (2.14%) GIS
9 4 (2.14%) Oracle Database 11g
9 4 (2.14%) RDBMS
10 3 (1.60%) Oracle Database 12c
10 3 (1.60%) Power BI
11 2 (1.07%) Azure SQL Database
12 1 (0.53%) Big Data
12 1 (0.53%) HPCC
Development Applications
1 15 (8.02%) Team Foundation Server
2 13 (6.95%) Visual Studio
3 10 (5.35%) TeamCity
4 9 (4.81%) Octopus Deploy
5 8 (4.28%) Eclipse
5 8 (4.28%) Rational DOORS
6 7 (3.74%) JIRA
6 7 (3.74%) StarTeam
7 6 (3.21%) Jenkins
8 4 (2.14%) AdminStudio
8 4 (2.14%) CruiseControl
8 4 (2.14%) Oracle Forms
8 4 (2.14%) Subversion
9 2 (1.07%) HP UFT
9 2 (1.07%) LoadRunner
9 2 (1.07%) MSBuild
10 1 (0.53%) FishEye
10 1 (0.53%) Gerrit
10 1 (0.53%) Hudson
10 1 (0.53%) Jasmine
General
1 9 (4.81%) Finance
2 3 (1.60%) Games
2 3 (1.60%) Military
3 2 (1.07%) Local Government
3 2 (1.07%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.53%) Back Office
4 1 (0.53%) Banking
4 1 (0.53%) Retail
Job Titles
1 49 (26.20%) Analyst
2 25 (13.37%) Service Analyst
2 25 (13.37%) Service Desk Analyst
3 20 (10.70%) Support Engineer
4 16 (8.56%) Developer
5 15 (8.02%) 1st Line Support
5 15 (8.02%) Software Engineer
6 13 (6.95%) Support Analyst
7 11 (5.88%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
7 11 (5.88%) 1st Line Support Analyst
7 11 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 10 (5.35%) Service Desk Support
8 10 (5.35%) Service Desk Support Analyst
9 9 (4.81%) DBA
9 9 (4.81%) Desktop Support
10 8 (4.28%) Senior Software Engineer
10 8 (4.28%) Software Developer
11 7 (3.74%) Administrator
11 7 (3.74%) C# Developer
11 7 (3.74%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (9.63%) .NET
2 12 (6.42%) HTML
3 11 (5.88%) CSS
4 9 (4.81%) .NET Framework
5 8 (4.28%) ASP.NET
5 8 (4.28%) Web Services
6 7 (3.74%) Entity Framework
6 7 (3.74%) LINQ
6 7 (3.74%) WCF
6 7 (3.74%) WPF
6 7 (3.74%) XML
7 6 (3.21%) REST
8 5 (2.67%) jQuery
9 4 (2.14%) WinForms
10 3 (1.60%) ASP.NET MVC
10 3 (1.60%) ASP.NET MVC 3
10 3 (1.60%) ASP.NET Web API
10 3 (1.60%) DirectX
11 2 (1.07%) AutoMapper
11 2 (1.07%) Castle Windsor
Miscellaneous
1 15 (8.02%) Data Centre
2 7 (3.74%) NHS
3 6 (3.21%) Clustering
4 5 (2.67%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (2.67%) Statistics
5 4 (2.14%) CMDB
6 3 (1.60%) 3D Graphics
6 3 (1.60%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.07%) Embedded Systems
7 2 (1.07%) Inversion of Control
7 2 (1.07%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.07%) PKI
8 1 (0.53%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.53%) Data Conversion
8 1 (0.53%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.53%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.53%) Device Driver
8 1 (0.53%) LPAR
8 1 (0.53%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.53%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 63 (33.69%) Windows Server
2 55 (29.41%) Windows 7
3 32 (17.11%) Windows Server 2012
4 29 (15.51%) Linux
5 28 (14.97%) Windows Server 2008
6 23 (12.30%) Windows XP
7 11 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (4.81%) Mac OS X
9 7 (3.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (3.21%) Windows 8
11 4 (2.14%) Unix
12 3 (1.60%) CentOS
13 2 (1.07%) Android
13 2 (1.07%) Solaris
14 1 (0.53%) AIX
14 1 (0.53%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.53%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.53%) Windows Phone
14 1 (0.53%) Windows Phone 8
14 1 (0.53%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (27.27%) ITIL
2 29 (15.51%) Migration
3 23 (12.30%) ITSM
4 19 (10.16%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (9.63%) Software Engineering
6 15 (8.02%) Unit Testing
7 14 (7.49%) Scrum
8 13 (6.95%) Configuration Management
8 13 (6.95%) OO
8 13 (6.95%) UML
9 12 (6.42%) Service Management
10 10 (5.35%) Incident Management
10 10 (5.35%) Validation
11 9 (4.81%) Continuous Integration
11 9 (4.81%) Data Migration
11 9 (4.81%) Stakeholder Management
12 8 (4.28%) DevOps
12 8 (4.28%) Project Management
13 7 (3.74%) Mentoring
13 7 (3.74%) Requirements Engineering
Programming Languages
1 48 (25.67%) SQL
2 28 (14.97%) C#
3 16 (8.56%) C++
4 15 (8.02%) JavaScript
5 11 (5.88%) PowerShell
6 10 (5.35%) C
7 4 (2.14%) PL/SQL
7 4 (2.14%) T-SQL
8 3 (1.60%) Java
8 3 (1.60%) PHP
9 2 (1.07%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.07%) Perl
9 2 (1.07%) Python
10 1 (0.53%) Ruby
10 1 (0.53%) VBScript
10 1 (0.53%) VC++
Qualifications
1 23 (12.30%) Security Cleared
2 19 (10.16%) SC Cleared
3 9 (4.81%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 8 (4.28%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (3.74%) Degree
6 6 (3.21%) MCSE
7 4 (2.14%) MCSA
8 3 (1.60%) Oracle Certification
9 2 (1.07%) CCNA
9 2 (1.07%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (1.07%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (1.07%) MCITP
10 1 (0.53%) A+ Certification
10 1 (0.53%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.53%) ISEB
10 1 (0.53%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.53%) MCAD
10 1 (0.53%) MCP
10 1 (0.53%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.74%) Data Quality
1 7 (3.74%) SLA
2 2 (1.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.07%) QA
3 1 (0.53%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 57 (30.48%) Active Directory
2 10 (5.35%) Hyper-V
3 8 (4.28%) vSphere
4 7 (3.74%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (1.07%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.53%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.53%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (0.53%) Docker
6 1 (0.53%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.53%) KVM
6 1 (0.53%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.53%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.53%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.53%) vCloud
6 1 (0.53%) Xen
Systems Management
1 16 (8.56%) SCCM
2 7 (3.74%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (2.67%) Ansible
4 4 (2.14%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (2.14%) SCOM
4 4 (2.14%) SCSM
4 4 (2.14%) Windows Intune
5 3 (1.60%) SCVMM
6 2 (1.07%) BMC Marimba
6 2 (1.07%) Nagios
6 2 (1.07%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (1.07%) Tivoli
6 2 (1.07%) WSUS
7 1 (0.53%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.53%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.53%) HP Data Protector
7 1 (0.53%) Netcool
7 1 (0.53%) Netcool/OMNIbus
7 1 (0.53%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.53%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 62 (33.16%) Microsoft
2 35 (18.72%) VMware
3 23 (12.30%) Citrix
4 21 (11.23%) Oracle
5 18 (9.63%) HP
6 13 (6.95%) Cisco
7 7 (3.74%) Atlassian
7 7 (3.74%) Coverity
7 7 (3.74%) NetApp
7 7 (3.74%) Red Hat
8 6 (3.21%) Dell
8 6 (3.21%) SAP
9 5 (2.67%) AppDynamics
9 5 (2.67%) New Relic
9 5 (2.67%) Rackspace
9 5 (2.67%) Veeam
10 4 (2.14%) 3PAR
10 4 (2.14%) BMC
10 4 (2.14%) Remedy
11 3 (1.60%) IBM
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