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 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows
South Wales / Bridgend
Rank 3 5 5
Rank change year-on-year +2 0  
Contract jobs citing Windows 10 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bridgend 38.46% 10.00% 33.33%
As % of the Operating Systems category 100.00% 100.00% 77.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 4
Median daily rate £425 - £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £340 £320
% change year-on-year +1.47% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £10.00 - £16.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -6.45% +6.89%  

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 10 1 9
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bridgend 38.46% 10.00% 42.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 6
Median daily rate £275 - £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £10.00 - £16.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.92 £15.50
% change year-on-year -9.86% +9.16%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Bridgend

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in Bridgend over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows in Bridgend

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bridgend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows in Bridgend

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bridgend

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 12 (92.31%) Security Cleared
2 11 (84.62%) SC Cleared
3 6 (46.15%) Intel Security
4 5 (38.46%) Firewall
4 5 (38.46%) Cisco
4 5 (38.46%) Blue Coat
4 5 (38.46%) ProxySG
4 5 (38.46%) Fortinet
4 5 (38.46%) Windows 7
4 5 (38.46%) F5
4 5 (38.46%) Change Control
5 4 (30.77%) Active Directory
6 3 (23.08%) VMware
6 3 (23.08%) Windows Server
6 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
7 2 (15.38%) PowerShell
7 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (15.38%) MS Exchange
8 1 (7.69%) DHCP
8 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
8 1 (7.69%) DNS
8 1 (7.69%) VBScript
8 1 (7.69%) MS Office
8 1 (7.69%) MCP
8 1 (7.69%) MCSE
8 1 (7.69%) Citrix
8 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (7.69%) Terminal Services
8 1 (7.69%) arcserve
8 1 (7.69%) Symantec

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Top Related 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%) MS Office
1 1 (7.69%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (38.46%) Firewall
2 1 (7.69%) DHCP
2 1 (7.69%) DNS
2 1 (7.69%) Network Security
2 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
General
1 1 (7.69%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Network Engineer
2 4 (30.77%) Service Desk Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Project Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Firewall Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Network Security Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Security Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Service Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Support Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Support
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Support Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Wintel Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Wintel Support
4 1 (7.69%) Wintel Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Blackberry
1 1 (7.69%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 5 (38.46%) Windows 7
2 3 (23.08%) Windows Server
3 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (7.69%) Windows 10
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Change Control
2 1 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) PowerShell
2 1 (7.69%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 12 (92.31%) Security Cleared
2 11 (84.62%) SC Cleared
3 1 (7.69%) DV Cleared
3 1 (7.69%) MCP
3 1 (7.69%) MCSE
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (7.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 5 (38.46%) ProxySG
2 4 (30.77%) 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 ESX
3 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (7.69%) vSphere
3 1 (7.69%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Backup Exec
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Clustering
1 1 (7.69%) NetBackup
1 1 (7.69%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (7.69%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) Intel Security
2 5 (38.46%) Blue Coat
2 5 (38.46%) Cisco
2 5 (38.46%) F5
2 5 (38.46%) Fortinet
3 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
3 3 (23.08%) VMware
4 1 (7.69%) arcserve
4 1 (7.69%) Citrix
4 1 (7.69%) Remedy
4 1 (7.69%) Samsung
4 1 (7.69%) Sophos
4 1 (7.69%) Symantec