Period
to 21 November 2017

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 6 months to 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 5 5 16
Rank change year-on-year 0 +11 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows 107 93 89
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 17.46% 16.94% 10.18%
As % of the Operating Systems category 74.83% 74.40% 48.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 59 77
Cardiff median daily rate £199 £325 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -38.77% -1.52% +28.16%
10th Percentile £112 £131 £152
90th Percentile £400 £594 £438
South Wales median daily rate £208 £366 £343
% change year-on-year -43.28% +6.93% +24.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 18 8
Cardiff median hourly rate £14.50 £12.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.83% -29.41% +41.67%
10th Percentile £12.10 £10.68 £12.33
90th Percentile £19.13 £16.49 £27.43
South Wales median hourly rate £14.50 £12.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year +16.00% -10.71% +16.67%

Windows is in the Operating Systems category. The following 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.

All Operating Systems
Cardiff
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 143 125 184
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 23.33% 22.77% 21.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 80 157
Cardiff median daily rate £316 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.73% +7.14% +11.55%
10th Percentile £124 £144 £259
90th Percentile £450 £550 £475
South Wales median daily rate £323 £381 £350
% change year-on-year -15.41% +8.93% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 18 8
Cardiff median hourly rate £14.50 £12.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.83% -29.41% +41.67%
10th Percentile £12.10 £10.68 £12.33
90th Percentile £19.13 £16.49 £27.43
South Wales median hourly rate £14.50 £12.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year +16.00% -10.71% +14.29%

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

Job postings citing Windows as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cardiff.

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 6 months to 21 November 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 21 November 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 47 (43.93%) ITIL
2 46 (42.99%) Active Directory
3 39 (36.45%) Microsoft
4 36 (33.64%) Windows Server
5 30 (28.04%) Citrix
5 30 (28.04%) Windows 7
6 24 (22.43%) Hyper-V
6 24 (22.43%) VMware
7 23 (21.50%) Windows Server 2012
8 22 (20.56%) Windows 10
9 19 (17.76%) NHS
9 19 (17.76%) Microsoft Office
10 18 (16.82%) XenApp
11 16 (14.95%) Office 365
12 15 (14.02%) MS Exchange
12 15 (14.02%) Service Management
13 14 (13.08%) Migration
13 14 (13.08%) SQL
13 14 (13.08%) VMware Infrastructure
13 14 (13.08%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 13 (12.15%) Degree
15 12 (11.21%) Linux
16 11 (10.28%) Oracle
16 11 (10.28%) LAN
16 11 (10.28%) TCP/IP
16 11 (10.28%) ITSM
16 11 (10.28%) Remote Desktop
17 10 (9.35%) WAN
17 10 (9.35%) Cisco
17 10 (9.35%) SQL Server

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 15 (14.02%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.87%) Apache
2 2 (1.87%) Confluence
2 2 (1.87%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (1.87%) IBM Notes
2 2 (1.87%) IIS
2 2 (1.87%) OpenStack
2 2 (1.87%) Skype for Business
2 2 (1.87%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.93%) PowerExchange
3 1 (0.93%) SharePoint
Applications
1 19 (17.76%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (4.67%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (1.87%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.87%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 16 (14.95%) Office 365
2 10 (9.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (5.61%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (10.28%) LAN
1 11 (10.28%) Remote Desktop
1 11 (10.28%) TCP/IP
2 10 (9.35%) WAN
3 7 (6.54%) Firewall
4 6 (5.61%) POP3
4 6 (5.61%) SMTP
5 5 (4.67%) NetScaler
6 4 (3.74%) Internet
7 3 (2.80%) DNS
8 2 (1.87%) BIG-IP
8 2 (1.87%) DHCP
8 2 (1.87%) VPN
8 2 (1.87%) Wireless
9 1 (0.93%) ADSL
9 1 (0.93%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (0.93%) SAN
9 1 (0.93%) Skype
9 1 (0.93%) SMS
9 1 (0.93%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (9.35%) SQL Server
2 9 (8.41%) Oracle Database
3 8 (7.48%) Oracle Database 11g
3 8 (7.48%) Relational Database
4 5 (4.67%) Oracle9i Database
4 5 (4.67%) RDBMS
5 4 (3.74%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (2.80%) Azure SQL Database
6 3 (2.80%) Oracle Database 10g
6 3 (2.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (2.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.87%) Big Data
7 2 (1.87%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.87%) HBase
7 2 (1.87%) MySQL
7 2 (1.87%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (7.48%) Team Foundation Server
1 8 (7.48%) Visual Studio
2 5 (4.67%) Oracle Forms
3 4 (3.74%) Git (software)
3 4 (3.74%) MSBuild
4 2 (1.87%) HP UFT
4 2 (1.87%) JIRA
4 2 (1.87%) LoadRunner
4 2 (1.87%) NuGet
4 2 (1.87%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (1.87%) TeamCity
4 2 (1.87%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.93%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.93%) MSI
5 1 (0.93%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (0.93%) Subversion
5 1 (0.93%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 7 (6.54%) Legal
2 1 (0.93%) Back Office
2 1 (0.93%) Finance
2 1 (0.93%) Military
2 1 (0.93%) Multimedia
2 1 (0.93%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 22 (20.56%) Support Engineer
2 19 (17.76%) Analyst
3 13 (12.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 12 (11.21%) Service Analyst
4 12 (11.21%) Service Desk Analyst
5 11 (10.28%) 2nd Line Support
5 11 (10.28%) IT Technician
6 10 (9.35%) IT Support
7 9 (8.41%) Desktop Support
8 8 (7.48%) Migration Engineer
8 8 (7.48%) Network Engineer
9 7 (6.54%) Developer
9 7 (6.54%) Network Support
9 7 (6.54%) Network Support Engineer
10 6 (5.61%) 1st/2nd Line Support
10 6 (5.61%) IT Support Technician
10 6 (5.61%) Support Technician
10 6 (5.61%) Technical Engineer
10 6 (5.61%) Technical Support
10 6 (5.61%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (9.35%) .NET
2 5 (4.67%) .NET Framework
2 5 (4.67%) Code First Entity Framework
2 5 (4.67%) Entity Framework
2 5 (4.67%) LINQ
2 5 (4.67%) WCF
2 5 (4.67%) WinForms
3 3 (2.80%) XML
4 2 (1.87%) Kafka
5 1 (0.93%) Ajax
5 1 (0.93%) Angular 2
5 1 (0.93%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.93%) CSS
5 1 (0.93%) HTML
5 1 (0.93%) jQuery
5 1 (0.93%) SOAP
5 1 (0.93%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 19 (17.76%) NHS
2 8 (7.48%) Management Information System
3 6 (5.61%) Data Centre
4 4 (3.74%) Hybrid Cloud
4 4 (3.74%) iPhone
5 3 (2.80%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.80%) Clustering
5 3 (2.80%) iPad
6 2 (1.87%) CMDB
6 2 (1.87%) LIMS
7 1 (0.93%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.93%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 36 (33.64%) Windows Server
2 30 (28.04%) Windows 7
3 23 (21.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 22 (20.56%) Windows 10
5 12 (11.21%) Linux
6 6 (5.61%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (5.61%) Windows XP
7 3 (2.80%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (1.87%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.93%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (43.93%) ITIL
2 15 (14.02%) Service Management
3 14 (13.08%) Migration
4 11 (10.28%) ITSM
5 10 (9.35%) PRINCE2
6 8 (7.48%) Release Management
7 7 (6.54%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (6.54%) Information Governance
8 6 (5.61%) Change Management
8 6 (5.61%) Service Delivery
8 6 (5.61%) UML
9 5 (4.67%) Disaster Recovery
9 5 (4.67%) Incident Management
9 5 (4.67%) OOP
9 5 (4.67%) Test Automation
9 5 (4.67%) Unit Testing
10 4 (3.74%) Informatics
10 4 (3.74%) Refactoring
10 4 (3.74%) Security Architecture
10 4 (3.74%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 14 (13.08%) SQL
2 8 (7.48%) C#
3 6 (5.61%) C++
4 5 (4.67%) PL/SQL
4 5 (4.67%) PowerShell
5 3 (2.80%) Java
5 3 (2.80%) T-SQL
5 3 (2.80%) VB
5 3 (2.80%) VB6
6 2 (1.87%) Python
7 1 (0.93%) C
7 1 (0.93%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 14 (13.08%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 13 (12.15%) Degree
3 6 (5.61%) CCNA
3 6 (5.61%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (5.61%) Citrix Certification
4 5 (4.67%) CCA
4 5 (4.67%) CCAA
4 5 (4.67%) ISEB
4 5 (4.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (3.74%) Security Cleared
6 3 (2.80%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (1.87%) MCITP
7 2 (1.87%) MCSE
8 1 (0.93%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.93%) CCENT
8 1 (0.93%) MCSA
8 1 (0.93%) MCTS
8 1 (0.93%) MOS
8 1 (0.93%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.74%) SLA
2 2 (1.87%) QA
3 1 (0.93%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 46 (42.99%) Active Directory
2 24 (22.43%) Hyper-V
3 18 (16.82%) XenApp
4 14 (13.08%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (5.61%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (3.74%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (2.80%) Docker
7 3 (2.80%) XenServer
8 2 (1.87%) iptables
8 2 (1.87%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (1.87%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.93%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 9 (8.41%) SCCM
2 6 (5.61%) NetBackup
2 6 (5.61%) SCOM
3 3 (2.80%) HP Data Protector
3 3 (2.80%) Tivoli
3 3 (2.80%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 3 (2.80%) WSUS
4 2 (1.87%) BMC Marimba
4 2 (1.87%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (1.87%) Puppet
5 1 (0.93%) Nagios
5 1 (0.93%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 39 (36.45%) Microsoft
2 30 (28.04%) Citrix
3 24 (22.43%) VMware
4 11 (10.28%) Oracle
5 10 (9.35%) Cisco
6 6 (5.61%) HP
6 6 (5.61%) Veritas
7 3 (2.80%) IBM
7 3 (2.80%) Juniper
7 3 (2.80%) Remedy
8 2 (1.87%) AppSense
8 2 (1.87%) Atlassian
8 2 (1.87%) BMC
8 2 (1.87%) Cloudera
8 2 (1.87%) Lotus
8 2 (1.87%) NetApp
8 2 (1.87%) ServiceNow
9 1 (0.93%) MikroTik
9 1 (0.93%) NVIDIA
9 1 (0.93%) SonicWALL