The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 3 August 2015 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 8 16 10
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -6
Contract jobs citing Windows 15 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Wales 10.64% 6.33% 12.07%
As % of the Operating Systems category 45.45% 27.78% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 3
Average daily rate
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£360 £366 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.70% +39.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £319 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £413 £373
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £12.55 £15.58 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.42% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -3.22%
Windows
Wales

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the West Wales region.

Operating Systems Category
West Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
33 18 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Wales 23.40% 22.78% 12.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 6 3
Average daily rate £388 £425 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% +112.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £12.55 £19.90 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.93% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.40%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in West Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the West Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in West Wales

Windows
Daily Rate Trend in West Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows across the West Wales region.

Windows Daily Rate Trend in West Wales

Windows
Hourly Rate Trend in West Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the West Wales region.

Windows Hourly Rate Trend in West Wales

Windows
Contract Job Locations in West 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 West Wales region over the 3 months to 3 August 2015. 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
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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
Swansea +9 12 £375 -11.76% 1
Carmarthenshire - 3 £343 -
Windows
Wales

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Wales

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West 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 13 (43.33%) Security Cleared
2 11 (36.67%) SC Cleared
3 9 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (26.67%) Windows 7
5 7 (23.33%) SQL Server
5 7 (23.33%) ITIL
5 7 (23.33%) MS Exchange
5 7 (23.33%) Microsoft
5 7 (23.33%) Active Directory
6 6 (20.00%) PRINCE2
6 6 (20.00%) SQL
6 6 (20.00%) PowerShell
6 6 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (16.67%) VMware
7 5 (16.67%) Linux
7 5 (16.67%) NHS
8 4 (13.33%) Windows XP
8 4 (13.33%) Avaya
8 4 (13.33%) SharePoint
8 4 (13.33%) Test Strategy
8 4 (13.33%) SharePoint 2013
8 4 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (10.00%) QA
9 3 (10.00%) jQuery
9 3 (10.00%) JSON
9 3 (10.00%) TDD
9 3 (10.00%) Software Engineering
9 3 (10.00%) IVR

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in West Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West 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 7 (23.33%) MS Exchange
2 4 (13.33%) SharePoint
2 4 (13.33%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (10.00%) Tomcat
4 2 (6.67%) Confluence
5 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (3.33%) GroupWise
Applications
1 3 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.67%) MS Project
3 1 (3.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Agresso
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.67%) DNS
2 1 (3.33%) Firewall
2 1 (3.33%) VoIP
2 1 (3.33%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (23.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (10.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Visual Studio
1 2 (6.67%) Subversion
1 2 (6.67%) JIRA
1 2 (6.67%) Git (software)
1 2 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (3.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (16.67%) Project Manager
1 5 (16.67%) Rollout Engineer
2 4 (13.33%) Support Engineer
2 4 (13.33%) Administrator
2 4 (13.33%) SharePoint Administrator
3 3 (10.00%) Lead Software Engineer
3 3 (10.00%) Support Technician
3 3 (10.00%) Software Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Analyst
4 2 (6.67%) Test Analyst
4 2 (6.67%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
4 2 (6.67%) Wintel Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) IT Support
4 2 (6.67%) Wintel Systems Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) VMware Specialist
5 1 (3.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (3.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.00%) XML
1 3 (10.00%) VXML
1 3 (10.00%) JSON
1 3 (10.00%) jQuery
2 2 (6.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.67%) NHS
2 4 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (10.00%) IVR
4 2 (6.67%) Clustering
4 2 (6.67%) User Experience
5 1 (3.33%) Computer Science
5 1 (3.33%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 9 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 8 (26.67%) Windows 7
3 5 (16.67%) Linux
4 4 (13.33%) Windows XP
5 3 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (6.67%) UNIX
7 1 (3.33%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (23.33%) ITIL
2 6 (20.00%) PRINCE2
2 6 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (13.33%) Test Strategy
4 3 (10.00%) Software Engineering
4 3 (10.00%) Scrum
4 3 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (10.00%) TDD
4 3 (10.00%) SOA
4 3 (10.00%) Project Management
5 2 (6.67%) Service Management
5 2 (6.67%) RUP
5 2 (6.67%) PRINCE
5 2 (6.67%) Regression Testing
5 2 (6.67%) Migration
5 2 (6.67%) Software Testing
5 2 (6.67%) Performance Testing
5 2 (6.67%) Integration Testing
5 2 (6.67%) Test Scripting
5 2 (6.67%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 6 (20.00%) SQL
1 6 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (10.00%) Java
2 3 (10.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (6.67%) C#
4 1 (3.33%) C
Qualifications
1 13 (43.33%) Security Cleared
2 11 (36.67%) SC Cleared
3 2 (6.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (6.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 2 (6.67%) ISTQB
3 2 (6.67%) Degree
4 1 (3.33%) MCP
4 1 (3.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 7 (23.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.67%) Firmware
2 2 (6.67%) Terminal Services
2 2 (6.67%) VMware ESX
3 1 (3.33%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.33%) vSphere
3 1 (3.33%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) ARCserve
1 1 (3.33%) ZENworks
1 1 (3.33%) BladeLogic
1 1 (3.33%) SCCM
1 1 (3.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
1 1 (3.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 7 (23.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (16.67%) VMware
3 4 (13.33%) Avaya
4 3 (10.00%) HP
5 2 (6.67%) Veritas
5 2 (6.67%) Citrix
6 1 (3.33%) Symantec
6 1 (3.33%) AppSense
6 1 (3.33%) ProCurve
6 1 (3.33%) Stonesoft
6 1 (3.33%) Dell
6 1 (3.33%) Oracle
6 1 (3.33%) Cisco
6 1 (3.33%) IBM
6 1 (3.33%) BMC
6 1 (3.33%) NetApp
6 1 (3.33%) Novell