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 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 11 25 6
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -19
Contract jobs citing Windows 15 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Wales 12.40% 2.88% 12.50%
As % of the Operating Systems category 62.50% 30.77% 62.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 1
Average daily rate
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£256 £308 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +17.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 2
Average hourly rate £13.75 £11.25 £16.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -30.55%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.13 £15.50 £15.10
% change year-on-year
-2.41% +2.64%
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
24 13 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Wales 19.83% 9.35% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 10 3
Average daily rate £388 £375 £387
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -3.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £314 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £490 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.58% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 2
Average hourly rate £12.35 £11.25 £16.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.77% -30.55%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.85 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+0.94% -0.93%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in West Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the West Wales region over the 3 months to 1 May 2015.

Windows Daily Rate Histogram 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 1 May 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 +19 15 £256 - 1
Windows
Wales

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Wales

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 6 (40.00%) MS Exchange
1 6 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 5 (33.33%) ITIL
2 5 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 4 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (26.67%) Avaya
4 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (20.00%) TDD
4 3 (20.00%) Scrum
4 3 (20.00%) VXML
4 3 (20.00%) Software Engineering
4 3 (20.00%) IVR
4 3 (20.00%) JSON
4 3 (20.00%) QA
4 3 (20.00%) jQuery
4 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared
4 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (20.00%) HP
4 3 (20.00%) NHS
4 3 (20.00%) XML
4 3 (20.00%) Java
4 3 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 3 (20.00%) SQL
4 3 (20.00%) MySQL
4 3 (20.00%) SOA
4 3 (20.00%) PRINCE2
4 3 (20.00%) Linux
4 3 (20.00%) Tomcat

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in West Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 6 (40.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (20.00%) Tomcat
3 2 (13.33%) Confluence
4 1 (6.67%) GroupWise
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) DNS
2 1 (6.67%) Firewall
2 1 (6.67%) VoIP
2 1 (6.67%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (20.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Git (software)
1 2 (13.33%) JIRA
1 2 (13.33%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Rollout Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Software Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Support Technician
2 3 (20.00%) Lead Software Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) IT Support
3 2 (13.33%) Wintel Systems Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Wintel Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Support Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Project Manager
4 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (6.67%) IT Support Technician
4 1 (6.67%) IT Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
4 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) VXML
1 3 (20.00%) JSON
1 3 (20.00%) jQuery
1 3 (20.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (20.00%) IVR
2 3 (20.00%) NHS
3 2 (13.33%) User Experience
3 2 (13.33%) Open Source
3 2 (13.33%) Clustering
4 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
4 1 (6.67%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 5 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (20.00%) Linux
3 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (13.33%) Windows XP
3 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) ITIL
2 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (20.00%) TDD
2 3 (20.00%) Scrum
2 3 (20.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (20.00%) SOA
2 3 (20.00%) PRINCE2
2 3 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (13.33%) Test Strategy
3 2 (13.33%) Agile Project Management
3 2 (13.33%) Software Delivery
3 2 (13.33%) DevOps
3 2 (13.33%) PRINCE
3 2 (13.33%) Test Scripting
3 2 (13.33%) Project Management
4 1 (6.67%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) Java
1 3 (20.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (20.00%) SQL
2 2 (13.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (13.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (6.67%) Degree
3 1 (6.67%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (20.00%) QA
System Software
1 6 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (13.33%) Firmware
2 2 (13.33%) Terminal Services
2 2 (13.33%) VMware ESX
3 1 (6.67%) vSphere
3 1 (6.67%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) BladeLogic
1 1 (6.67%) ARCserve
1 1 (6.67%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) Avaya
2 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (20.00%) HP
3 2 (13.33%) Veritas
3 2 (13.33%) VMware
4 1 (6.67%) ProCurve
4 1 (6.67%) BMC
4 1 (6.67%) Novell
4 1 (6.67%) Cisco
4 1 (6.67%) Dell
4 1 (6.67%) Stonesoft