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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 6 12 9
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows 17 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Wales 12.69% 7.35% 9.62%
As % of the Operating Systems category 53.13% 26.32% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 2
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£344 £366 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.14% +39.52%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £313
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -0.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
Average hourly rate £12.55 £19.90 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.93% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.25 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.27% +1.66%
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
32 19 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Wales 23.88% 27.94% 9.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 12 2
Average daily rate £368 £425 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.52% +61.90%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 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 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 2 September 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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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 +5 12 £375 -11.76% 3
Carmarthenshire - 5 £325 -
Windows
Wales

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Wales

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 12 (48.00%) Security Cleared
2 10 (40.00%) SC Cleared
3 8 (32.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (28.00%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (24.00%) PowerShell
5 6 (24.00%) Windows 7
5 6 (24.00%) SQL
5 6 (24.00%) Microsoft
5 6 (24.00%) NHS
6 5 (20.00%) PRINCE2
6 5 (20.00%) VMware
7 4 (16.00%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (16.00%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (16.00%) SQL Server
7 4 (16.00%) ITIL
7 4 (16.00%) RUP
7 4 (16.00%) SharePoint
7 4 (16.00%) MS Exchange
7 4 (16.00%) Active Directory
8 3 (12.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (12.00%) InterBase
8 3 (12.00%) RDBMS
8 3 (12.00%) Windows XP
8 3 (12.00%) T-SQL
8 3 (12.00%) Delphi
8 3 (12.00%) Relational Database
8 3 (12.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (12.00%) SDLC
8 3 (12.00%) Degree
8 3 (12.00%) Firebird

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in West Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 4 (16.00%) SharePoint
1 4 (16.00%) MS Exchange
1 4 (16.00%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (4.00%) GroupWise
Applications
1 2 (8.00%) MS Project
1 2 (8.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Agresso
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (12.00%) RDBMS
2 3 (12.00%) InterBase
2 3 (12.00%) Firebird
2 3 (12.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (16.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (8.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (8.00%) Finance
2 1 (4.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 5 (20.00%) Project Manager
2 4 (16.00%) Administrator
2 4 (16.00%) SharePoint Administrator
3 3 (12.00%) Rollout Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Developer
3 3 (12.00%) Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Test Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Senior Developer
4 2 (8.00%) Software Developer
4 2 (8.00%) Support Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Senior Software Developer
4 2 (8.00%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
4 2 (8.00%) Wintel Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Wintel Systems Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) VMware Specialist
5 1 (4.00%) Technical Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Delphi Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.00%) HTML
1 2 (8.00%) .NET
1 2 (8.00%) XHTML
2 1 (4.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (24.00%) NHS
2 2 (8.00%) Clustering
2 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (32.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (24.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (12.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (12.00%) Windows XP
3 3 (12.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (8.00%) UNIX
4 2 (8.00%) Linux
5 1 (4.00%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (28.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (20.00%) PRINCE2
3 4 (16.00%) RUP
3 4 (16.00%) ITIL
4 3 (12.00%) SDLC
4 3 (12.00%) Scrum
5 2 (8.00%) Unified Process
5 2 (8.00%) Migration
5 2 (8.00%) Service Management
5 2 (8.00%) Regression Testing
5 2 (8.00%) DSDM
5 2 (8.00%) UML
5 2 (8.00%) OOP
5 2 (8.00%) OO
5 2 (8.00%) RAD
5 2 (8.00%) System Integration Testing
5 2 (8.00%) BPEL
5 2 (8.00%) Software Testing
5 2 (8.00%) Performance Testing
5 2 (8.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (24.00%) SQL
1 6 (24.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (12.00%) Delphi
2 3 (12.00%) T-SQL
3 2 (8.00%) C
3 2 (8.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 12 (48.00%) Security Cleared
2 10 (40.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (12.00%) Degree
4 2 (8.00%) ISTQB
4 2 (8.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (4.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (4.00%) MCP
5 1 (4.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) HL7
System Software
1 4 (16.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.00%) Firmware
2 2 (8.00%) Terminal Services
2 2 (8.00%) VMware ESX
3 1 (4.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) ARCserve
1 1 (4.00%) ZENworks
1 1 (4.00%) BladeLogic
1 1 (4.00%) SCCM
1 1 (4.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
1 1 (4.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 6 (24.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (20.00%) VMware
3 2 (8.00%) Veritas
3 2 (8.00%) Citrix
4 1 (4.00%) BMC
4 1 (4.00%) NetApp
4 1 (4.00%) Novell
4 1 (4.00%) HP
4 1 (4.00%) Oracle
4 1 (4.00%) IBM
4 1 (4.00%) Symantec
4 1 (4.00%) AppSense
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