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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 11 8 19
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +11
Contract jobs citing Windows 5 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Wales 6.94% 9.62% 2.38%
As % of the Operating Systems category 25.00% 100.00% 15.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Average daily rate
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£366 £263 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+39.52% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £315 £313
% change year-on-year
-3.17% +0.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £19.90 - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
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
20 5 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Wales 27.78% 9.62% 15.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 2 2
Average daily rate £425 £263 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+61.90% -18.67%
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Average hourly rate £19.90 - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 29 August 2014. 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 -4 4 £425 +61.90% 6
Pembrokeshire - 1 £308 -
Carmarthenshire - - - - 2
Windows
Wales

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Wales

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 4 (50.00%) SQL
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (37.50%) Windows 7
2 3 (37.50%) MySQL
2 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (37.50%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (37.50%) PHP
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (25.00%) HTML
3 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (25.00%) CSS
3 2 (25.00%) Windows XP
3 2 (25.00%) Ajax
3 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (25.00%) VMware
3 2 (25.00%) Informatics
4 1 (12.50%) Wiki
4 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (12.50%) Network Security
4 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (12.50%) Subversion
4 1 (12.50%) Ruby
4 1 (12.50%) IPv6
4 1 (12.50%) Dell
4 1 (12.50%) Citrix
4 1 (12.50%) Red Hat
4 1 (12.50%) CentOS

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in West Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 1 (12.50%) Apache
1 1 (12.50%) nginx
1 1 (12.50%) Confluence
1 1 (12.50%) MediaWiki
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) LDAP
1 1 (12.50%) LAN
1 1 (12.50%) VoIP
1 1 (12.50%) WAN
1 1 (12.50%) VPN
1 1 (12.50%) IPv6
1 1 (12.50%) OSPF
1 1 (12.50%) BGP
1 1 (12.50%) EIGRP
1 1 (12.50%) Firewall
1 1 (12.50%) IPsec
1 1 (12.50%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) MySQL
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (12.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Subversion
1 1 (12.50%) JIRA
1 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
1 1 (12.50%) Hudson
1 1 (12.50%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Developer
1 2 (25.00%) Web Developer
1 2 (25.00%) Desktop Engineer
1 2 (25.00%) Server Engineer
1 2 (25.00%) Rollout Engineer
1 2 (25.00%) Web Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Linux DevOps Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Project Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Desktop Support
2 1 (12.50%) Linux Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Support Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) HTML
1 2 (25.00%) CSS
1 2 (25.00%) Ajax
2 1 (12.50%) X-Windows
2 1 (12.50%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Informatics
2 1 (12.50%) Wiki
2 1 (12.50%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (37.50%) Windows 7
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (25.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (12.50%) Linux
3 1 (12.50%) Debian
3 1 (12.50%) Ubuntu
3 1 (12.50%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (12.50%) Migration
2 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (12.50%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (12.50%) DevOps
2 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
2 1 (12.50%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) SQL
2 3 (37.50%) PHP
3 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (12.50%) Perl
4 1 (12.50%) Java
4 1 (12.50%) Ruby
4 1 (12.50%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (12.50%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Samba
1 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (12.50%) Postfix
1 1 (12.50%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) ZABBIX
1 1 (12.50%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) VMware
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco
3 1 (12.50%) Dell
3 1 (12.50%) Citrix
3 1 (12.50%) Red Hat