The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 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 / Cardiff
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 3 5 13
Rank change year-on-year +2 +8  
Contract jobs citing Windows 63 54 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 19.33% 18.75% 9.26%
As % of the Operating Systems category 66.32% 65.85% 40.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 29 20
Median daily rate £350 £275 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.27% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £98 £144
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £430 £358
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £338 £325
% change year-on-year - +3.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 6
Median hourly rate £13.00 £13.50 £12.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.70% +5.90%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.90 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.28 £18.10 £25.63
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 Cardiff with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Cardiff
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 95 82 75
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 29.14% 28.47% 23.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 52 59
Median daily rate £325 £350 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% +9.37%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £100 £147
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 6
Median hourly rate £13.00 £13.00 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +13.04%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.90 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.28 £19.00 £36.00
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 Cardiff

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cardiff 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 Cardiff

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows in Cardiff

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in Cardiff over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows in Cardiff

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows in Cardiff

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 Cardiff region with a requirement for Windows.

1 42 (43.30%) Microsoft
2 31 (31.96%) Active Directory
3 26 (26.80%) SQL
4 25 (25.77%) Visual Studio
5 23 (23.71%) .NET
5 23 (23.71%) ITIL
5 23 (23.71%) Agile Software Development
6 22 (22.68%) Unit Testing
6 22 (22.68%) Team Foundation Server
6 22 (22.68%) RDBMS
6 22 (22.68%) Citrix
6 22 (22.68%) Relational Database
7 21 (21.65%) Windows Server
7 21 (21.65%) C#
8 20 (20.62%) VMware
8 20 (20.62%) Oracle
8 20 (20.62%) OOP
8 20 (20.62%) Entity Framework
8 20 (20.62%) LINQ
8 20 (20.62%) .NET Framework
9 19 (19.59%) WCF
9 19 (19.59%) UML
10 17 (17.53%) MS Exchange
11 16 (16.49%) PL/SQL
11 16 (16.49%) Oracle Database
12 15 (15.46%) Code First Entity Framework
12 15 (15.46%) Oracle Forms
12 15 (15.46%) Oracle9i Database
12 15 (15.46%) WinForms
12 15 (15.46%) Oracle Database 11g

Windows
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cardiff 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 17 (17.53%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.06%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (2.06%) Tornado
3 1 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.03%) PowerExchange
Applications
1 8 (8.25%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.19%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (4.12%) Office 365
3 2 (2.06%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (11.34%) Firewall
1 11 (11.34%) LAN
2 9 (9.28%) WAN
3 8 (8.25%) Internet
4 6 (6.19%) POP3
4 6 (6.19%) SMTP
4 6 (6.19%) TCP/IP
5 3 (3.09%) NetScaler
5 3 (3.09%) SAN
5 3 (3.09%) SSH
6 2 (2.06%) ADSL
6 2 (2.06%) NAS
6 2 (2.06%) Wireless
7 1 (1.03%) DNS
7 1 (1.03%) IPv6
7 1 (1.03%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (1.03%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (22.68%) RDBMS
1 22 (22.68%) Relational Database
2 16 (16.49%) Oracle Database
3 15 (15.46%) Oracle Database 11g
3 15 (15.46%) Oracle9i Database
4 12 (12.37%) SQL Server
5 3 (3.09%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (2.06%) Big Data
6 2 (2.06%) Hadoop
6 2 (2.06%) HBase
6 2 (2.06%) MySQL
6 2 (2.06%) SQLite
7 1 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.03%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.03%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.03%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.03%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 25 (25.77%) Visual Studio
2 22 (22.68%) Team Foundation Server
3 15 (15.46%) Oracle Forms
4 12 (12.37%) MSBuild
5 7 (7.22%) Git (software)
6 6 (6.19%) Jenkins
7 5 (5.15%) Bitbucket
8 1 (1.03%) InstallShield
8 1 (1.03%) MSI
8 1 (1.03%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (1.03%) Subversion
8 1 (1.03%) TeamCity
General
1 5 (5.15%) Legal
2 3 (3.09%) Finance
3 1 (1.03%) Back Office
3 1 (1.03%) Banking
3 1 (1.03%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 21 (21.65%) Developer
2 17 (17.53%) .NET Developer
3 14 (14.43%) Analyst
4 13 (13.40%) Support Engineer
5 10 (10.31%) Software Engineer
6 9 (9.28%) Service Analyst
6 9 (9.28%) Service Desk Analyst
7 8 (8.25%) Network Engineer
7 8 (8.25%) Server Engineer
8 7 (7.22%) Network Support
8 7 (7.22%) Network Support Engineer
8 7 (7.22%) Software Developer
8 7 (7.22%) SQL Developer
8 7 (7.22%) Technical Engineer
9 6 (6.19%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
9 6 (6.19%) DevOps Engineer
9 6 (6.19%) Server Support
9 6 (6.19%) Server Support Engineer
10 5 (5.15%) Oracle Developer
10 5 (5.15%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (23.71%) .NET
2 20 (20.62%) .NET Framework
2 20 (20.62%) Entity Framework
2 20 (20.62%) LINQ
3 19 (19.59%) WCF
4 15 (15.46%) Code First Entity Framework
4 15 (15.46%) WinForms
5 8 (8.25%) Web Services
6 7 (7.22%) ASP.NET
6 7 (7.22%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 6 (6.19%) AngularJS
7 6 (6.19%) jQuery
7 6 (6.19%) SOAP
8 2 (2.06%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (2.06%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 2 (2.06%) Flask
8 2 (2.06%) Middleware
8 2 (2.06%) OAuth
8 2 (2.06%) XML
8 2 (2.06%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 12 (12.37%) NHS
2 9 (9.28%) Data Centre
3 3 (3.09%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.06%) iPhone
4 2 (2.06%) Life Science
4 2 (2.06%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.03%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.03%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (1.03%) Fintech
5 1 (1.03%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (1.03%) Handset
5 1 (1.03%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 21 (21.65%) Windows Server
2 15 (15.46%) Windows 7
3 11 (11.34%) Linux
4 8 (8.25%) Windows XP
5 6 (6.19%) AIX
5 6 (6.19%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (5.15%) Windows 10
7 3 (3.09%) Android
7 3 (3.09%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.03%) Solaris
8 1 (1.03%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.03%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (23.71%) Agile Software Development
1 23 (23.71%) ITIL
2 22 (22.68%) Unit Testing
3 20 (20.62%) OOP
4 19 (19.59%) UML
5 15 (15.46%) Informatics
6 14 (14.43%) Scrum
7 13 (13.40%) Software Engineering
7 13 (13.40%) Test Automation
8 8 (8.25%) MVVM
9 7 (7.22%) MVC
10 6 (6.19%) DevOps
10 6 (6.19%) Information Governance
10 6 (6.19%) ITSM
10 6 (6.19%) Migration
10 6 (6.19%) PRINCE2
10 6 (6.19%) Service Management
10 6 (6.19%) Time Management
11 5 (5.15%) Human Factors
11 5 (5.15%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 26 (26.80%) SQL
2 21 (21.65%) C#
3 16 (16.49%) PL/SQL
4 10 (10.31%) C++
5 6 (6.19%) PowerShell
6 4 (4.12%) Bash Shell
6 4 (4.12%) Python
7 1 (1.03%) ActionScript
7 1 (1.03%) ActionScript 2.0
7 1 (1.03%) ActionScript 3.0
7 1 (1.03%) C
7 1 (1.03%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.03%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.03%) VB
7 1 (1.03%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 14 (14.43%) Degree
2 11 (11.34%) CCNA
2 11 (11.34%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (11.34%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 6 (6.19%) Citrix Certification
3 6 (6.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (6.19%) Security Cleared
4 5 (5.15%) CCA
4 5 (5.15%) CCAA
4 5 (5.15%) ISEB
5 3 (3.09%) SC Cleared
6 2 (2.06%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (2.06%) ISTQB
6 2 (2.06%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.03%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (1.03%) MCITP
7 1 (1.03%) MCSA
7 1 (1.03%) MCSE
7 1 (1.03%) MCTS
7 1 (1.03%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.09%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.03%) QA
System Software
1 31 (31.96%) Active Directory
2 13 (13.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (9.28%) Hyper-V
4 4 (4.12%) XenApp
5 3 (3.09%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (3.09%) XenServer
6 2 (2.06%) Terminal Services
7 1 (1.03%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (1.03%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (1.03%) Terminal Server
7 1 (1.03%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (1.03%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (7.22%) HP Data Protector
1 7 (7.22%) Tivoli
1 7 (7.22%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 6 (6.19%) Puppet
3 3 (3.09%) Ansible
3 3 (3.09%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (3.09%) SCCM
4 1 (1.03%) ThinApp
4 1 (1.03%) WSUS
Vendors
1 42 (43.30%) Microsoft
2 22 (22.68%) Citrix
3 20 (20.62%) Oracle
3 20 (20.62%) VMware
4 11 (11.34%) Cisco
5 9 (9.28%) HP
6 4 (4.12%) Rackspace
7 3 (3.09%) Kofax
8 2 (2.06%) Apple
8 2 (2.06%) Clearswift
8 2 (2.06%) Cloudera
8 2 (2.06%) NetApp
8 2 (2.06%) SAP
9 1 (1.03%) AppSense
9 1 (1.03%) Informatica
9 1 (1.03%) McAfee
9 1 (1.03%) Remedy
9 1 (1.03%) Sun
9 1 (1.03%) Symantec
9 1 (1.03%) Veritas
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago