The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bridgend with a requirement for Windows skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 22 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Windows
South Wales / Bridgend
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 2 1 -
Rank change year-on-year -1 -  
Contract jobs citing Windows 3 8 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bridgend 27.27% 57.14% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 75.00% 100.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 0
Median daily rate £406 £450 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.72% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £338 £325
% change year-on-year - +3.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £21.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.13 £15.50
% change year-on-year -6.97% +4.03%  

Windows is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bridgend with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Bridgend
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 4 8 6
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bridgend 36.36% 57.14% 66.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 6
Median daily rate £406 £450 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.72% +16.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £150 £344
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £563 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £21.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.97 £16.16
% change year-on-year -8.66% +5.01%  

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Bridgend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bridgend citing Windows as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Job vacancy trend for Windows in Bridgend

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bridgend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows in Bridgend.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows in Bridgend

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bridgend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows in Bridgend

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bridgend region with a requirement for Windows.

1 11 (84.62%) Security Cleared
2 10 (76.92%) SC Cleared
3 5 (38.46%) Windows 7
3 5 (38.46%) McAfee
4 4 (30.77%) Cisco
4 4 (30.77%) Firewall
4 4 (30.77%) F5
4 4 (30.77%) Change Control
4 4 (30.77%) Fortinet
4 4 (30.77%) Blue Coat
4 4 (30.77%) ProxySG
5 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
5 3 (23.08%) Active Directory
6 2 (15.38%) MS Exchange
6 2 (15.38%) VMware
6 2 (15.38%) SCCM
6 2 (15.38%) PowerShell
6 2 (15.38%) Windows Server
6 2 (15.38%) Windows 10
7 1 (7.69%) SOLID
7 1 (7.69%) Wireframes
7 1 (7.69%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (7.69%) Samsung
7 1 (7.69%) Software Architecture
7 1 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (7.69%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (7.69%) Android
7 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (7.69%) Git (software)

Windows
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bridgend by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (15.38%) MS Exchange
2 1 (7.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2000
2 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (7.69%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 4 (30.77%) Firewall
2 1 (7.69%) DHCP
2 1 (7.69%) DNS
2 1 (7.69%) Network Security
2 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Android Studio
1 1 (7.69%) Git (software)
1 1 (7.69%) Jenkins
1 1 (7.69%) SonarQube
General
1 1 (7.69%) Local Government
1 1 (7.69%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Network Engineer
1 4 (30.77%) Service Desk Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Project Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Android Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Build Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Firewall Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Network Security Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) SCCM Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Security Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Service Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Wintel Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Blackberry
1 1 (7.69%) Clustering
1 1 (7.69%) Handset
1 1 (7.69%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (38.46%) Windows 7
2 2 (15.38%) Windows 10
2 2 (15.38%) Windows Server
3 1 (7.69%) Android
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) Change Control
2 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (7.69%) Android Development
2 1 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (7.69%) Functional Testing
2 1 (7.69%) Mentoring
2 1 (7.69%) Software Architecture
2 1 (7.69%) Software Engineering
2 1 (7.69%) SOLID
2 1 (7.69%) Test Scripting
2 1 (7.69%) Unit Testing
2 1 (7.69%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) PowerShell
2 1 (7.69%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (84.62%) Security Cleared
2 10 (76.92%) SC Cleared
3 1 (7.69%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 4 (30.77%) ProxySG
2 3 (23.08%) Active Directory
3 1 (7.69%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (7.69%) Terminal Services
3 1 (7.69%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (7.69%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) SCCM
2 1 (7.69%) Backup Exec
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (7.69%) NetBackup
2 1 (7.69%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) McAfee
2 4 (30.77%) Blue Coat
2 4 (30.77%) Cisco
2 4 (30.77%) F5
2 4 (30.77%) Fortinet
3 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
4 2 (15.38%) VMware
5 1 (7.69%) arcserve
5 1 (7.69%) Citrix
5 1 (7.69%) Remedy
5 1 (7.69%) Samsung
5 1 (7.69%) Sophos
5 1 (7.69%) Symantec